Art & Culture
By Karen Bock
I moved to Tucson in 1985 to attend the University of Arizona, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. I fell in love with Tucson and the Sonoran desert and never left. I am an avid night sky photographer, taking pictures of the Milky Way galaxy and star trails. I also take pictures of astronomical events like eclipses and meteor showers. I have always been interested in photography, starting out in 35mm film and then converting to digital. My major in college was radio/television with a minor in art.
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
Origami containers are fun to make and use, and this particular basket is one of my favorites! I often use it to hold a small gift to accompany a "Get-Well" card or a "Thinking of You" greeting. Also, it is great to fill with origami flowers to celebrate Springtime. And of course, it makes a great little treat basket for the Easter Holidays, filled with your favorite chocolate treats!
By Karen R. Smith
But I couldn’t get to sleep. Because all I could think about was those amazing shoes. I’ve always had a weakness for plastic shoes. That might be blamed on identifying with Cinderella, but I think it was because my Mom had saved several pairs of plastic shoes from her youth, and they were mine to play with. One pair of sandals had clear heels that could be filled with ANYTHING. When my mother had gotten the shoes, the thing to do was put live goldfish in water inside. She did, and in the course of an evening traipsing around Manhattan, the poor things died in service to fashion.
Showdown in Tucson Running January 9 - March 29, 2020
In the 1880s, life is peaceful in the sleepy frontier town of Tucson, Arizona. That is until a gang of cattle ruffians arrive looking to take over. Territorial Marshal, Brett Masters, is determined to keep the peace, but will he be able to stop a "Showdown in Tucson?" Strap on your boots, put on your cowboy hat, and come join the fun! *Starring Gaslight favorite, Armen Dirtadian! www.thegaslighttheatre.com
Most 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.
Friday, February 14 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 production of “Murder at the Magic 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 Country Club’s Executive Chef and an award-winning 3-Act murder-mystery
comedy whodunit set at a Magic show. Completing the festivities will be a champagne
toast and chance for a romantic dance or two. A magical time is promised for all!