Reach thousands of active people in Tucson

Tucson Happenings March 2017

Art & Culture

 
Artist Profile March 2017 Artist Profile: Meet Judith Probst, Watercolorist


Should you feel that a degree in Astrophysics would impede the development of a very artistic journey, you should meet Judith Probst. She received her BS in Astrophysics from Indiana University and worked in Astronomy Departments at Indiana U. and later at the U. of Virginia. However, her constant doodling in the margins of her notebooks (mostly small portraits of her classmates) caused her to rethink. Post Graduate studies in Studio Art (with Richard Crozier at U. of Virginia) led her from science to art. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting at San Jose State University in California, and dove with delight into the world of Watercolors, Acrylics and teaching.

Read more about the artist



 
Artist Profile Artist Profiles from Past issues


Tucson Happenings is devoted to our local artists and have been publishing monthly artist profiles for years. This page will list many artists that have profiled since we went digital in May of 2015.

See the list!



 
Artist Profile Featured Gallery Exhibits


Watercolor, acrylic, oil, oh my! Plucked from the hundreds of events in the March 2017 calendar, we have our monthly rundown of local galleries and artists with special and ongoing exhibits this month..

See the list!



Features

  Fashion March 2017 Fashion: Going Green... or
Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in Sustainable Style!

By Karen R. Smith


We all enjoy sharing a toast to Saint Patrick on March 17th and it proves there’s a little bit of Irish in everyone! Wearing something green is a ‘shout out’ to this beloved patron Saint, but this year, why not go green in the sustainable sense too?

Read the full article here



  Origami March Origami Page: Hina Dolls

By Mary Ellen Palmeri


This month’s Origami Hina Dolls represent a male and female figure, and they can be used for any and all of the Hinamatsuri Festival figures! Using a variety of attractive papers makes a colorful array of origami dolls. The faces can be drawn showing various expressions. “Girls Day” is celebrated in Japan on March 3 every year. The festival is called “Hinamatsuri” which literally means Doll Festival and it is a time to wish for the health and future happiness of all young girls. It is often celebrated in homes with displays of special dolls that represent good luck for girls.

Read the full article here



  Origami March Arizona Paranormal: Antiques and Object Attachments

By Becky McKiddy-Gydesen


Sometimes in the paranormal field, you will hear the words "object attachment", what this means is a ghost is attached to a certain item. Most of the time a ghost attaches itself to a particular item that meant something dear to them. These items can be as simple as a picture to something like a wedding dress or doll. One of the most famous object attachment stories is of Annabelle, in reality, she was a simple Raggedy Ann doll.

Read the full article here



  Legal Talk March Your Medicare: Finding a Good Nursing Home

By Greg Dill


The tool is called Nursing Home Compare and you can find it on our www.Medicare.gov website. Just click on the button that says “Find nursing homes.” Enter your zip code or city and you can begin your search. Nursing Home Compare assigns from one to five stars to every nursing facility that participates in Medicare or Medicaid, with five stars being the highest rating. These star ratings give you and your family an easy-to-understand summary of three important dimensions of nursing home quality: health inspection results, staffing information, and quality-of-care.

Read the full article here



Events

 

Through March 26, 2017: The Gaslight Theatre presents, "The Two Amigos" Melodrama: Reynaldo and Paco, circus performers who bill themselves as "The Two Amigos", have agreed to appear at a fiesta in the sleepy village of Santa Feliz. While performing their routines, they accidently become involved in the affairs of the townspeople. The helpless citizens of Santa Feliz are at the mercy of the evil Comandante Maximo and there is no one who can thwart his plans to secure his grip on the local government! Or is there? Join the escapades of the bumbling Two Amigos as they laugh, love and fight their way into the hearts of the people of Santa Feliz!
>>MORE



Every Friday and Saturday Night Take a full three course table-served fine dining experience; combine it with a classic, hilarious 3-act, interactive Comedy Murder Mystery Whodunit; throw in the setting of an award winning Magic Performance and be prepared for one of the most unique and memorable experiences of a lifetime.
>>MORE



Catalina United Methodist Church Events throughout the month of March 2017: Catalina welcomes all “wherever you are in your spiritual journey, whatever your age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status, education, physical or mental ability, family structure or religious background, you are welcome here!” Catalina has been a hub for social justice and outreach to the children and disadvantaged. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
>>MORE



Carnival of Illusion: STEP RIGHT UP and get ready to laugh, have fun, and celebrate a magical night out with Carnival of Illusion! This top-rated program is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Travel up-close with the national recipients for “Excellence in Magic" and catch a lively slice of magical history! Carnival of Illusion is Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La! 
>>MORE



Saturdays, 5:00pm-8:00pm Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and Tucson Premium Outlets present a series of free, family-friendly concerts! Enjoy the sounds of some of Southern Arizona's finest local musician's at Tucson Premium Outlets. The signature free concert series, held every Saturday evening, will feature a variety of weekly performances from local musicians and bands.
>>MORE



March 2 - April 13, 2017: Shine up those spurs, dust off your chaps and belly up to the bar at the Gaslight Music Hall for our “Rootin’ Tootin’ Hifalutin’ Wild West Revue!” We’d like to welcome all you cowpokes and city-slickers to join Miss Jubilee Jones and her rag-tag team of singing and dancing cowhands and saloon girls as they lead you through a wild and woolly roundup of trick roping, gun slinging, Can-can kicking and corny Cowboy jokes aplenty.
>>MORE



Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7 PM: East2West, “A Classic Rhythm Rockin Motown Blues Band”, started back in 2001, when real-life next door neighbors, Joseph LoCascio (drums/vocalist) and Michael Walden (guitar/vocalist) accidentally discovered that they shared a common background performing music. They both grew up listening to the Beatles and Motown, along with having a common interest in 60’s and 70’s classic rock ‘n roll dance music.
>>MORE



Two Shows Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 3 and 7 PM: Live in concert, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 3 and 7PM!! Don’t miss Down on the Corner – The Best of Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Gaslight Music Hall. Starring, Gaslight favorite Mike Yarema. Hear all of your favorite hits, Born on the Bayou, Fortunate Son, Proud Mary, Who’ll Stop the Rain, Green River any many more!
>>MORE



Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 6 PM: The ARIZONA GRAND OPRY is a new live music production organization dedicated to developing new talent by paying homage to the roots of American Country music. Drawing on the repertoire of the legendary artists that set the American experience to song, the Arizona Grand Opry is a membership-driven showcase for those who have chosen to pursue the performing arts of country music in all its forms and styles.
>>MORE



Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7 PM: Let’s salute the women who shaped the sound of rock and roll! This is truly a rocking retrospective- starting in the 1950’s with the likes of Connie Francis and Wanda Jackson, moving into the 60’s with the raw vocal power of Janis Joplin and the soul of Aretha Franklin, on through the 70’s with Stevie Nicks and Debbie Harry, and ending up in the 80’s with Joan Jett and Pat Benatar. Ladies, come celebrate girl power- and gentlemen, come celebrate the ladies!
>>MORE



Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7 PM: The 4th Dimension brings together the out-of-this-world talent of four different performers and treats the audience to the greatest hits spanning four decades. From Chuck Berry to Janis Joplin; Tina Turner to Tom Petty; and Patsy Cline to Prince, this show salutes the timeless talents who gave us four decades of classic hits. With great harmonies, amazing instrumentation, and an incredibly fun stage show, The 4th Dimension is pure entertainment.
>>MORE



Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7 PM: Monkees & More is a tribute to the 60’s TV and musical sensations, the Monkees! Songs like I’m a Believer, Steppin’ Stone, Last Train to Clarksville… all the hits! Plus, songs by Monkees’ songwriters Neil Diamond, Carole King, Boyce and Hart and more!
>>MORE



Two Shows! Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 3 and 7 PM: Dance Party Rockin' Me Baby : Baby Boomers – this one is for you! Join seasoned musicians, Five Way Street, as they cover tunes not heard by many local bands! If you love classic rock, come join us at The Gaslight Music Hall. We will clear out the front section for dancing! Tickets are only 10 dollars! Don’t wait, this dance party WILL sell out!
>>MORE



Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 6 PM: The ARIZONA GRAND OPRY is a new live music production organization dedicated to developing new talent by paying homage to the roots of American Country music. Drawing on the repertoire of the legendary artists that set the American experience to song, the Arizona Grand Opry is a membership-driven showcase for those who have chosen to pursue the performing arts of country music in all its forms and styles.
>>MORE



Sunday March 19th, 2017: This year marks the 14th annual Möda Provŏcateūr sponsored by: Civano Coffee House, Southwestern Utility Management, Waba Hair and Beauty Supply, and Tucson Lifestyle. Möda is a fashion and runway show celebrating Tucson’s style and compassion while raising funds for the programs and initiatives of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)! Join us on Sunday March 19th, 2017 at the Tucson Convention Center and see what this event is all about. (Note: This event sells out every year, be sure and order your tickets now.)
>>MORE



Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7 PM: Kevin Sterner and Strait Country, performing the critically acclaimed “Tribute to the Music of George Strait,” re-create the exact arrangements that you have heard on this Country Legend’s CD’s and in his concert performances. The group, built around Kevin’s vocal style which is amazingly similar to George Strait’s, prominently features Pedal Steel Guitar, and Fiddle.
>>MORE



Friday March 24, 4-7pm: 25th Anniversary Show  The dream of opening my own art gallery was planted many years before, as I fell in love with the art business in Taos, New Mexico. Taos was magical in the late 70’s when I moved there. The tales of the historic Taos Founders and the Taos art colony still echoed in the air. The Taos Pueblo -Native Americans and the Spanish settlers, among other possible subjects to paint like the dramatic skies and land, created a unique place for an artist to flourish & grow.
>>MORE



Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7 PM: Head on down to The Gaslight Music Hall on March 24 for a night of classic rock n’ roll oldies tunes with local band Heartbeat! You’ll hear one great hit after another as they pack the dance floor. This is one not to miss, folks!
>>MORE



TWO SHOWS! Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 3 and 7 PM: “As Long As I am Singing, a Tribute to Big Band Xpress,” features Julie Anne, Armen Dirtadian and special appearance by Tom Patrick, the founder of Big Band Xpress.
>>MORE



Read last month's issue.

Our Sponsors

Judith Probst - Click for larger

Click for larger image

March 2017 Cover:

“Catalina Salmon”  
by Tom Murray

25th Anniversary Show March 24th 4PM-7PM
Jane Hamilton Fine Art
520-529-4886
janehamiltonfineart.com



More Artist Profiles
Fashion
Origami