Creative Happenings in Tucson: May 28 to June 3

Wednesday | May 28, 2017


1 Million Cups: Desert Divers + All About the Story

8 – 9 a.m.

Welcome current Thryve ScaleUp cohort teams, Desert Divers and All About the Story!

Every week entrepreneurs deliver powerful presentations about their companies, including why they started, who the customer is, and how they plan to make money and grow. The audience is invited to ask questions, give feedback, and make connections in a constructive and productive environment.

The best way to find out more about this event is to just show up! Presentations start promptly at 8:00AM.

WHERE: CoLab Workspace, 17 E Pennington St

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Cartel Open Mic

6:30 – 11 p.m.

Open mic for May is upon us! As usual we are hosting the event on the last Wednesday of the month, which is the last day of the month witch is on the 31st. Come enjoy local talent, happy hour beer, and great coffee/tea/pastry.

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

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Thursday | June 1, 2017


2017 Ethnographic Field School

Time Varies

Immerse yourself in borderlands culture! Work with expert folklorists and documentarians in small groups, learning from one of the following local traditional bearers in the Old Pueblo:

*Carmen Baron, a costume designer and one of the 2016 SFA Master-Apprentice Artists, on the colorful costumes of Mexican Baile Folklorico.

*Don Guerra, baker and owner of Barrio Bread, a popular artisanal bakery in central Tucson, on his centuries-old baking techniques and use of locally grown heritage grains.

*The Duke’s Car Club of Tucson on the mechanics and expression of low-rider car culture.

*Josefina Lizarraga, a long-time florist on Tucson’s west side, on backyard gardens and paper-flowers.

June 1-4, 2017

Where: Tucson, Arizona
Cost: $385

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Free First Thursday ft. TMA:Handmade

5 – 8 p.m.

On Thursday, June 1, join us for Happy Hour @ TMA featuring TMA: Handmade! This month's TMA: Handmade featured artist is Farid Matuk, a Peruvian-born poet who has lived in the U.S. since the age of six. Matuk is the author of four collections of poetry including "This Isa Nice Neighborhood" (Letter Machine Editions, 2010), which was the recipient of an honorable mention in the 2011 Arab American Book Award.

Join us on Thursday and examine the poetic process and how language paints a picture through writing prompts, readings, and gallery exploration. Grab a drink from Local @TMA which will offer a curated selection of beer and wine and dance the night away with Satyr Entertainment!

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

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Saturday | June 3, 2017


Art Party: Titus Castanza

7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Featured artist for the month of June is painter Titus Castanza. One of our favorite artists and people in town, we are extra excited about this one! Opening reception will include a live music set by Mike Richardson. Drinks, friends and shopping. Titus' work will be in the shop through the end of June. We hope to see you!

Where: How Sweet It Was, 424 E 6th St
Cost: FREE

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Business Basics in Documentary-Making

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Eric Schumacher is an award winning and critically acclaimed Actor/Director/Producer with a rapidly growing fan base and a steadily growing list of successful film, local and national television and multimedia projects.

Topics: Contracts, business structures, intellectual property issues, and limiting your risk. A basic introduction from a producer's viewpoint.

Frances Causey is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. Ms. Causey began her career with CNN. She has produced several feature length documentaries for television and theatrical release. Her latest documentary THE LONG SHADOW, which recently won the 2016 San Francisco session of the prestigious CINE PitchFest Presented by A&E. Frances sits on the Board of the Arizona Center for Investigative Journalism.

Topics: Funding all stages of your film from pre-production to distribution and extending its shelf life.

Where: 610 South Park Avenue
Cost: $5

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Yoga + Essential Oils Wellness Workshop

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Summer is the perfect time to reconnect with your wellness routine and discover new forms of holistic self-care!

This workshop will begin with a gentle yoga practice integrating essential oil blends, led by Anndrea Terry. Then, she will teach us about pure organic therapeutic essential oils and how to incorporate them into daily self care practices!

After we learn the basics, everyone will create three custom blend body scrubs using all natural products and essential oils.

You will go home with three 4 oz. scrubs, the knowledge to make them again at home, and a deeper understanding of self care practices with essential oils.

Where: Creative Tribe, 236 South Scott Ave
Cost: $39

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