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Tucson Happenings October 2017

Art & Culture

Artist Profile October 2017 Artist Profile: Cris Hager

My work is related to an ancient art form that was originally developed by the Aztecs, who used silver and gold to emboss their artifacts, decorate their temples, tombs, masks, war tools, create seals and make jewelry. The technique was later used by the Spaniards to adorn their homes, churches, buildings, furniture, dishes and personal items. It was used on anything they wanted to beautify with silver and later on with pewter or lead.

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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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Artist Profile Featured Gallery Exhibits

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

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  Fashion October 2017 Fashion: Autumn Excitement
     (Fashion Finds for Fall)

By Karen R. Smith

While there aren’t many turning leaves here in Tucson, Fall is still in the air as our evenings cool down and days return to double digit temperatures. This season is a perfect moment to look at what’s new in fashion, whether because it’s finally comfortable to wear pants again or because we’re just tired of our summer clothes!

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  Fashion September 2017 Fashion: DIY this Fall!

By Karen R. Smith

There are some years in fashion where you just have to run out and buy the new stuff -- because it is absolutely innovative, totally different than anything you own. But in other years, you can purchase just a single piece or two and make do with the rest of your wardrobe from last year.

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  Origami October Origami Page: Origami Treat Box

By Mary Ellen Palmeri

This month's origami model is a useful item, a traditional box. I call it a "Treat Box" because it is handy for holding yummy treats (think Halloween!). But sometimes I call it a "Utility Box" because it is also handy for holding miscellaneous items, like rubber bands, paper clips, or even loose change. This box will not work with square paper; you need a rectangle. The resulting box will be 1/4 the dimensions of your original paper. A good size to begin with is a standard 8.5 x 11" piece of paper, which makes a box 4.25" x 5.5".

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  Arizona Paranormal October Arizona Paranormal: Investigating 101

By Becky McKiddy-Gydesen

As I enter my busy season for my company and team, I thought it would be the perfect time to explain what it is my team actually does. Tucson Ghost Society has been around for 4 years and we have had the honor of investigating some wonderful business like Fox theater, Borderlands Brewing Company, Midtown Merchant Antique store, 22nd Antique Store, La Cocina, and many more. We also have been able to help well 50 families with paranormal concerns for free.

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The Vampire! August 30 through November 4, 2018
The Vampire will take a “bite” out of your funny bone and have you howling with delight! Jonathon Seward and Dr. Van Helsing set out on a desperate mission to destroy Dracula and to save Jonathan’s wife, Mina, before it’s too late. The hilarious cast of characters “fleshes” out this mystery for a fiendishly fun evening of entertainment and excitement! The Gaslight Theatre 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428  Adults $21.95/Seniors, Students, Military $19.95/Children $11.95/

Some Friday and Saturday Nights 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.

Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 7 PM. The courtyard at Plaza Palomino will be filled the bluesy sound of none other than Mr. Boogie Woogie himself benefitting the Gospel Rescue Mission Tucson. One show only. It's only $10 to enjoy the show, but, if you bring a canned good donation, or show a receipt from any Plaza Palomino store or restaurant, it's only $5 to enjoy this world-class, award-winning performer.

Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2018 The 2018 Tucson Miniature Showcase will feature sales of miniatures crafted by miniature artisans from across the country, exhibits of miniatures, silent auctions, raffles, and demonstrations, plus a sales table and make & take projects just for kids. You can also enter for a chance to win the Mega Dollhouse Raffle– the grand prize is a Real Good Toy 1:12 scale Lighthouse and Keeper’s Cottage and a sailboat! Tickets are only $5 or 5 for $20.

The Tucson Clay Co-op is hosting a dance party on Saturday, October 27th from 4 to 8 p.m. at 3326 North Dodge to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the building it is housed in!  The party will start at 5 p.m. with two speakers offering talks about what the neighborhood was like in 1918, the "good old days" of Tucson, and occupants over the century.

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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