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Tucson Happenings April 2018

Art & Culture

Artist Profile April 2018 Artist Profile: John Nieto

For the first time in more than 20 years, John Nieto’s original paintings will be shown in Tucson, AZ on Sunday, April 22. Madaras Gallery is honored to have been selected to host this very special event. The show will include his signature wolves, coyotes and Native American portraits. "I am very excited to have my art on display in Tucson again,” Nieto stated.

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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.

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  Origami April 2018 Origami Page: Container from Rectangle

By Mary Ellen Palmeri

Not only are origami boxes and containers fun to fold, but they can be useful as well! This model is folded from a sheet of rectangular paper rather than the usual origami square. Standard 8.5 x 11" computer paper works well, and results in a container about 3" tall and 2.5" wide.

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  Arizona Paranormal April 2018 Arizona Paranormal: Acadia Ranch

By Becky McKiddy-Gydesen

Just outside of Tucson is a town called Oracle and in this town is an old house that has been a hospital, house, and so many things; but it is now a museum. This place is called Acadia Ranch. My team got the chance to investigate this building and we can’t wait to go back!

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Rock-A-Billy Raceway! March 29 through June 3, 2018
Featuring your favorite Gaslight actors/Experience the 1950s, when hair gel and race cars were all the rage! Expect this hilarious melodrama to spoof famous shows such as Happy Days, Hair Spray, and Grease! The Gaslight Theatre 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428  Adults $21.95/Seniors, Students, Military $19.95/Children $11.95/

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.

Saturdays, 4-7 PM 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.

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April 2018 Cover:
Wolves (Best Friends) by John Nieto
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