Creative Happenings in Tucson: September 10 to September 16

Sunday | September 10, 2017


Second SundAZe Family Day at TMA

12 – 5 p.m.

Learn about Tucson's history at the Tucson Museum of Art’s Historic Block with art-making activities, pop-up tours, and storytelling!

Spend the day with your family exploring The J. Knox Corbett House, built in 1907, and La Casa Cordova, the oldest existing adobe structure in Tucson.

Where: J. Knox Corbett House, 180 N Main Ave
Cost: FREE

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Monday | September 11, 2017


The Writer as Witness

6 – 8:30 p.m.

In this six-week writing workshop, we will consider what it means to be a “witness.” We will explore many questions including: What is the difference between documenting through story and using storytelling for transformation and change? How do we tell the stories of others with integrity and humility? What nonfiction forms will best allow us to tell particular stories? 

Using texts like Susan Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Others as guides for discourse, we will read a wide range of essays and other prose texts that employ narrative to respond to issues of inequality and injustice and to explore and amplify the work of people implementing positive change. In these intense times, we need the voices of writers who are keen observers and storytellers, people who are engaged with and thinking critically about the world around them. The course will include discussions of texts, in and out-of-class writing assignments, and workshopping of student work. Together, we write into and through the issues that matter most to us. 

Where: Southern Arizona Work Space, 403 N 6th Ave
Cost: $220

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Tuesday | September 12, 2017


May it Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers

10 p.m.

Filmed with extraordinary access over more than two years, May it Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers is a deeply intimate and revealing look at the Grammy Award-nominated North Carolina band fronted by Seth and Scott Avett.

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd

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Thursday | September 14, 2017


Art and the Reformation: Rupture, Regeneration, Reconciliation

6 – 8 p.m.

Pia F. Cuneo, Professor of Art History, considers the careers of three master artists whose personal lives and artistic production were profoundly influenced by the Reformation. Charting the responses of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), and Hans Baldung Grien (ca. 1484-1545) to religious, social, and economic changes wrought by the Reformation reveals the complex and dynamic interrelationship between art and history in the age of Luther.

Where: Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries, 1510 E University Blvd
Cost: FREE

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Connect Speaker Series: Gabe Grateron

4 – 5 p.m.

Our ten week speaker series was created with the intention of inspiring creatives of all backgrounds, of all expertise levels not only through a panel discussion but also through an interactive attendee to speaker experience. 

In this second discussion, Gabe Grateron of The Underestimated City will be speaking on the importance of being an idea strategist! There's no better way to approach an idea than to have a strategy and make sure that the idea is plausible. 

Where: Connect Coworking, 33 S 5th Ave
Cost: $5

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All Souls Official Poster Art Reveal

7 – 9 p.m.

HighWire is proud to host the reveal of the 2017 All Souls Poster artwork by talented, local artist Jessica Gonzales.

Join us on this special evening to meet Jessica and get your signed copy of her work.

Where: HighWire Lounge, 14 S Arizona Ave
Cost: FREE

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Friday | September 15, 2017


Introduction to Mindfulness

2 – 3 p.m.

Have you wondered about the practice of mindfulness and what it can do for you?

If so, this class—an introduction to mindfulness for those who have an interest but little or no experience—is for you.

Where: Martha Cooper Library, 1377 N Catalina Ave
Cost: Free

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Master Gardeners Presentation: Fruit Trees

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Learn which fruit trees grow and thrive in our climate, and how to take care of them.

Presented by Pima County Master Gardeners.

Where: Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W Naranja Dr
Cost: $10

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Fall Fundraiser - Factory at MOCA

7 – 11 p.m.

Celebrate the Legend of Andy Warhol’s Iconic Factory at MOCA! 

MOCA Tucson’s Fall Fundraiser pays homage to Warhol’s iconic Factory. Explore the lesser known areas of MOCA’s Brutalist architecture with site-specific, interactive installations, art happenings, and performances on the top two floors of MOCA.

Where: MOCA Tucson, 265 S Church Ave
Cost: $50/$75 all-inclusive

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Saturday | September 16, 2017


All-Levels Letterpress

10 a.m. – 4 P.m.

Beginning students as well as students who have taken Intro to Typesetting and Letterpress (or have some letterpress experience) are eligible for this class, in which we will hone typesetting and printing skills on flatbed presses. We will also explore further letterpress techniques: printing and registering more than one color, using type-high linoleum blocks, and printing for simple book structures. Class will be focused on what students are interested in learning. Students should bring (very) short text(s) that they would like to typeset and print, a high-contrast drawing that they would like to make into a relief block, as well as a pencil, Sharpie, and notebook.

Email Amanda at to register.

WHERE: Tanline Printing

Cost: $80

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