Creative Happenings in Tucson: June 4 to June 10

Sunday | June 4, 2017


Syrian Breakfast Cooking Class

12 – 3 p.m.

Syrian Refugee Chef Shahd will introduce you to Syrian breakfast cuisine as she once again shares her expertise in creating delectable Syrian dishes. To register, visit or call 520-299-3000.

Where: Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E River Rd
Cost: $70/ $65 J members

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Monday | June 5, 2017

Transformative Learning: Digital Storytelling for Teachers

Time Varies

This professional development workshop for classroom teachers will support educators in crafting digital stories about their own transformative learning and teaching experiences.

Participants will learn the basics of digital story development and production. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have completed their own 2-3 minute video. Participating teachers will be asked to reflect on what learning experiences were transformative as a child, how that shapes their teaching, and how that informs their vision for the future of education and the role of the community in realizing that vision. These stories are intended to spark wider community engagement and conversation around how to collectively create an education system that ensures that all students and teachers have the resources and support to reach their full potential.

Where: University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E Helen St
Cost: $35

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Tuesday | June 6, 2017

Coffee and Content

6 – 8 p.m.

Coffee + Content is a blogger meet up curated by Tucson, AZ blog JRECOGNIZE (founder, Jocelyn Valencia).

The purpose of this meet up is to cultivate the blogging community and learn from one another's skills/expertise.

Right at 6PM we will do a round table and introduce ourselves. We'll do a small group exercise to get us started (participation is optional) and from there you can choose to brainstorm, get feedback, collaborate with another meet up member, or simply work on your own!

Feel free to drop in at any time!

Where: Cartel Coffee, 210 E Broadway Blvd
Cost: FREE

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Friday | June 9, 2017

Open Studios Under the Full Moon!

6 – 9 p.m.

Come one, come all! The Metal Arts Village Tucson hosts our monthly Open Studio night on Friday June 9th!

Please wander our Village, meet our resident artists, and peruse their working studio/galleries! Live music will be provided on the main stage by Provoke The Yeti! Aerial entertainment provided by our friends from Take Flight Yoga and Movement! Perfect for a night howling at the moon!

Hot, freshly made artisan pizzas will be available for purchase from our friends at Luke's Pizza AND Mr. Cookman's!

Of course, you are welcome to stop in for a brew, a glass of wine, or a non-alcoholic beverage at Tucson Hop Shop as well!

Family friendly and free! Join us as we celebrate Tucson and the Full Moon!

Where: The Metal Arts Village Tucson, 3230 N Dodge Blvd
Cost: FREE

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Celebrate La Casa Cordova!

6 – 9 p.m.

Join the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block in celebrating over a century of architecture, history, community, and stories!

We are excited to unveil a new multi-media educational installation exploring changes in Tucson's urban environment and our historic barrio from the 1860s to the present - all within the walls of La Casa Cordova, one of the museum's five historic properties and the oldest adobe building in Tucson.

Enjoy sets by Mariachi Milagro at 6:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. as well as a performance by Borderlands Theater at 7:45 p.m. Admission is free, light fare will be provided by El Charro Cafe, and a cash bar will be available.

Where: Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 N Main Ave
Cost: FREE

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Saturday | June 10, 2017


Art after Dark

5:30 – 8 p.m.

Our first Art After Dark was so much fun! Don't miss our June program on June 10.

For our June program, Sonoran Glass School will be on site with the TOAD, showing how glass rods can be turned into works of art. Kids will be able to make a wearable pendant! And break out your creativity with the Tucson Arts Brigade, who will ask for your help to create a mural right in our courtyard!

Every second Saturday, the Museum hosts two local arts groups at the Museum for FREE hands-on fun from 5:30-8 pm. Enjoy our beautiful courtyard, or step inside for some play-based learning.

Where: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S 6th Ave
Cost: FREE

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Live Poetry Reading with Mayor Rothschild + Jefferson Carter

7 – 10 p.m.

Creative Tucson presents a special evening with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Zocalo Magazine: Tucson magazine poetry editor Jefferson Carter. David "Fitz" Fitzsimmons will be the M.C. for this night of poetry where Mayor Rothschild and Carter will be reading their original works. The event will be filmed before a live audience, an audience you’re invited to join! Come support KXCI and community television.

Where: Brink Media, 1100 S 6th Ave
Cost: FREE

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Illustrated Watercolor Map Workshop with Emma Gundlach

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

During this workshop, you will be guided by a local illustrator and map-maker to design and watercolor your very own 8x11" map! Learn how to chart some of your favorite places in Tucson, a recent trip or a memory map of places you've loved.

Through a combination of text, illustrations, personal details (and a smidge of geography), you'll create a unique cartographic memento, all with the direction and guidance of our guest expert, Emma Gundlach.

Why a hand-drawn map? Google Maps may help us get where we're going, but hand-drawn maps help us remember where we've been. They're also the perfect personal touch for wedding invitations, moving announcements, and home decor!

All materials are included, in addition to refreshments and light bites to enjoy!

Where: Creative Tribe, 236 S Scott Ave.
Cost: $39

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