Creative Happenings in Tucson: May 21 to May 27

Sunday | May 21, 2017


Three Sheets Books Make & Take!

1 – 2 p.m.

Spend Analog Hour at Tap & Bottle learning to make your own Three Sheets book! If you would rather use your own crafting supplies, feel free to bring them, but I will supply the glue, thread, needles and Exacto knives, as well as a stash of boxes. If you have a specific box that you would like to make into a book please bring it along!

I'll teach you the process I use to make the covers and show you how to stitch them to the interior pages. You can choose from sketchbook paper, lined journal paper, or the tasting notebook sheets.

Where: Tap & Bottle, 403 N 6th Ave, Ste 135
Cost: $30

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Auditions // Open Class

1 – 3 p.m.

Join us for our first auditions! Are you a Dust Dancer? We are looking for any dancer, 17+, with an interest in being comfortable in the uncomfortable. A technical background in modern or contemporary is encouraged but not required. An interest in dancing authentically is a must!

Expect a warm up, technique drills, contemporary choreography & improvisation.

WHERE: 191 E Toole Ave
COST: $5

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Monday | May 22, 2017


Beautiful Beneficial Bean Trees

6 – 8 p.m.

Meet the native mesquite, ironwood, and palo verde trees that anchor the Uplands AZ plant palette. These trees act as nurse plants for other desert flora, and create rich environments under their canopies where both plants and animals survive and thrive. Desert legume trees provide bountiful harvests of protein-packed beans and tasty pods year after year. The “Be Like a Bean Tree” poster encapsulates many of their attributes. Taste mesquite flour and pods, and shell and taste green palo verde beans.

WHERE: Food Conspiracy Co-op, 412 N 4th Ave
COST: $10

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Wednesday | May 24, 2017


Sabino Canyon Sunset Bazaar

6 – 9 p.m.

As the summer heat sets in, we are cooling things down with our first Wednesday evening Bazaar at Three Canyon Beer and Wine Garden! Live music, art, food and much more as the sun sets. Have dinner in the garden and shop the Bazaar as you get over the hump!

Where: Three Canyon Beer and Wine Garden, 4999 N. Sabino Canyon Rd
COST: Free

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Thursday | May 25. 2017


Coloring Day at Pueblo Vida

4 – 10 p.m.

Join us for another relaxing edition of Coloring Day at Pueblo Vida! We will have crayons, colored pencils & some ALL NEW PV inspired designs for you to create a masterpiece (Feel free to bring in your own coloring books or supplies).

WHERE: Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, 115 E Broadway Blvd

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The Woman Who Shot Cowboys: Rodeo Photographer Louise L. Serpa

12 – 1:30 p.m.

Anyone who has ever stared down an angry bull coming full throttle across an arena will understand why rodeo photographer Louise Serpa often uttered the adage, "Never Don't Pay Attention." Born into New York society, Louise ended up out west with her nose buried in the dirt & her eye glued to a camera, becoming the first woman to venture inside the arena & shoot some of the most amazing photographs of rodeo action.

The dust & dirt of the rodeo became Louise's lifeblood for almost 50 years. This program demonstrates the courage & resolution of a woman who was determined to decide her own fate while ascending to the highest pinnacles of rodeo photography.

Where: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave
Cost: FREE

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Friday | May 26, 2017


Frida al Fresco Friday

5 – 8 p.m.

Experience Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life after hours in the beautifully lit Gardens. In addition to the exhibit, these evenings will offer a farmers market, food, drinks, live music, look-alike contests, flower crowns and much more, creating an exciting cultural celebration every month. Reservations not required. Tickets available at the door.

WHERE: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way
COST: $13

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Improvathon '17

Time Varies

One improv theater. Two days. SEVENTEEN hours of made-up funny.

Join us for a hilarious improv comedy marathon for a good cause! That's right, half of the proceeds go to The Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

Where: Tucson Improv Movement, 329 E 7th St
Cost: $20

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Saturday | May 27, 2017


Tucson Mountain Park Star Party

7:30 – 9:30

TAAA Star Party to view amazing solar system and deep sky objects. You will see planets, nebulae, star clusters, double stars, and lots more. We will have several telescopes for public viewing. Observing will be at the Ironwood Picnic Area, 7300 W Hal Gras Rd, about 3/4 of the way in or .6 mile near the second rest room facility on the right-hand side of the road. Weather dependent -- Follow the event to get weather and star party updates.

Where: 7300 W Hal Gras Rd
Cost: FREE

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