Art & Culture
After almost 30 years as a Psychologist, I finally decided to take the advice that I had learned from Professor and Author Joseph Campbell and passed on to countless clients: FOLLOW YOUR BLISS. For me this included retiring early from a much-loved career and successful private practice I shared with my husband, David Usndek, in Chicago, moving to the Southwest and returning to my passion for the Ceramic Arts.
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.
Submitted By Matt Griffiths
Tucson Audubon Society’s 8th annual Festival, presented by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, takes place August 8–12. Hosted at a new venue, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel near Reid Park, this event is the region’s premier birding experience. Visitors come from across the country for the chance to see over 200 species of birds. Southeast Arizona is one of the top birdwatching destinations in the country with many species found here and nowhere else in the U.S
By Mary Ellen Palmeri
Did you know that July 6th is International Kissing Day? Yup! It began with National Kissing Day in the United Kingdom and is now celebrated worldwide. Kissing can be inspired by many things... affection of course, but also in many cultures it is a sign of respect or friendship, or sometimes as a casual greeting, as in a peck on the cheek. Making this fun and interactive origami model can help you celebrate with your friends and loved ones on Kissing Day, or on any day of the year!
By Becky McKiddy-Gydesen
Every month I have to stop and think “what should I cover this month?” Sometimes I run into what people would call writer's block. This isn’t because I have nothing to write about, it’s because there is so much that needs to be said about this field, so many places I have investigated, so many things I have going on, etc; that I don’t know what to focus on.
By Karen R. Smith
Dressing for our weather is important. And it is just as vital to dress to feel your best. Whatever your body-conVersation desires, shop for comfort and confidence and you’ll feel your best despite the temperatures!.
Halloween Events! October 31, 2018
Here are some of our picks for the Halloween weekend 2018!! From spooky haunted houses to family-friendly celebrations, we have hand picked some of the great Halloween events and fall festivals this year.
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 www.TheGaslightTheatre.com 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
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.