Art & Culture
Submitted by Carole Higuera-Fisher
Deep roots in Tucson and a passion for our amazing desert surrounding us has contributed to the artist I have become. Both sides of my family have been here for over 130 years and the cultural aspects of that history are subtlety incorporated into my ceramics.
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.
By Mary Ellen Palmeri
This origami model is fun to make and fun to share with others. I adapted it from a traditional interactive model to fit my 'Prehistoric Origami' workshops. After folding the pterosaur you hold it by the wings and gently pull them apart to activate the 'pecking' action of the beak.
By Becky McKiddy-Gydesen
I have entered my busy season before normal schedule due to the book I am writing, and have a ton of things going on right now preparing for October. Every weekend is booked from now till the middle of November! We are doing a lot of investigating right now and then in October a bunch of special events! Some events we have never done before like Acadia Ranch and Gleeson, AZ.
By Karen R. Smith
Here in Tucson, there are two kinds of boots: cowboy, and everything else. Designers have latched onto cowboy boots like never before, and by the end of September, they will be just as popular in New York City and Miami as they are here. If you already have cowboy boots, now is the time to see if they need the attention of a professional. Believe it or not, a good pair of leather boots can last for decades if given regular care.
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.