Art & Culture
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.
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.
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..
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!
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.
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".
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.
Valentine’s Day is Filled with Magic & Mystery at Skyline Country Club
Wednesday, February 14th - Doors open at 6:00 PM
If you’re looking for a truly unique and entertaining way to celebrate Cupid’s jour l’amour, then consider the Magic & Mystery Dinner Theater’s dinner and comedy show presented at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E St. Andrews Dr, in Tucson. A hilarious night of interactive Valentine’s Day fun, with a candle-lit table-served 3-course dinner prepared by the Club’s Executive Chef and the celebrated 3-Act comedy murder-mystery whodunit play “Murder at the Magic Show
Christmas in the Big Apple at the Gaslight Theatre
Running Jan. 5-Mar. 25, 2018
Wearing a mask to protect his identity, The Lone Stranger fights to bring justice to the lawless frontier. Astride his white stallion, Thunder, he strikes terror into the hearts of the gunslingers of the Old West. Join him and his friend Tonka, as they come to the aid of those in need as the Gaslight Theatre Gallops into the sunset with the Lone Stranger!
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.
Mark your calendars! It's almost time again for the Rodeo Days Arts Celebration!
Get ready to put on your cowboy hat and come see some of the region's best fine
art, jewelry, wood work, metal art, pottery, fused glass, leather work and more!
Listen to Mariachi Herradura, The BILL GANZ WESTERN Band and the Arizona Dance Hands!!
Sip local brew, dine on food from Plaza Palomino restaurants - and also food trucks!
Pony rides, the infamous Quick Draw with Former Mayor Walkup and local notables,
and a western costume contest! Silent Auction benefits the Gospel Rescue Mission
homeless shelters, and the beer proceeds go to Tucson Association of Museums. Come
out and enjoy one of Tucson's favorite western-themed events! Free and fun for the
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.