Calendar of Events
June 23, 2012
The Farmers’ Market at Maynards is every Saturday from 8am – 12pm! With 20+ vendors from the Tucson and surrounding area, this new Farmers’ Market location provides residents who live in or near downtown a weekly opportunity to enjoy shopping for fresh, local products without the long drive to St. Philip’s Plaza.
Three nearby garages, three large lots, and on-street parking availability will provide visitors to the Farmers’ Market with plenty of parking options.
While shopping and socializing in the shade of the mesquite trees at Maynards on Saturday morning sounds perfectly heavenly, what if you can’t make it every weekend? Not to worry – Maynards Market now carries even more of your favorite Farmers’ Market vendor goods, including fresh produce, flowers, organic meats, local cheeses, gift items, an expanded wine and beer selection, and so much more all week long!
Got Puzzles??? Check out the Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange at the Main Library. Bring puzzles to trade for puzzles from the display. Parking is free on Saturdays, Sundays, evenings, or less than one hour.
This event is free. June 1-30, 2012 — Mon-Wed 9-8, Thu 9-6, Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. For more information, call Info Line at 791-4010 or email email@example.com.
Tucson and the world come together at the 4th Annual Tucson World RefugeeFEST 2012, a free all-day family event in celebration of World Refugee Day. The event will be held at Maracana Sports Center, 555 E 18th St., 9am-9pm, beginning with National Bank of AZ All-Arizona Refugee Soccer Tournament with refugee teams from all of Arizona competing for top honors.
Cultural events begin at 2pm with Learning A-Z Kids Corner activities, Global Village food & culture exhibits, vendors and musical performances featuring the Arizona Symphonic Winds conducted by Hungarian immigrant Laslo Veres. At 3pm a special citizenship ceremony will be held by USCIS, the United States Citizen & Immigration Services. At 5pm an open ‘Tucson’s Got Talent Show’ will showcase refugee musicians, dancers, performers and poets.
The 6pm – 9pm evening program will feature the NBAZ Soccer Tournament award ceremony, main stage performances including drumming & dancing from Burundi to Bhutan & Brazil, arts & crafts displays from refugees around the world, as well as educational booths, ethnic food, and interactive multi-lingual children’s activities. Attendees can try to take the US Citizenship quiz and learn to speak one of 50 different languages in the Global Village. These activities provide our community an opportunity to have fun and share their cultural heritage while engaging Tucsonans in both local and global humanitarian issues.
The event is free. A suggested donation of $1 or any amount will be gratefully accepted. Food, crafts and cultural goods will be offered for sale supporting many refugee micro-businesses and non-profits such as Somali Bantu Association of Tucson, Bhutanese Mutual Assistance Association, Iskashitaa Refugee Harvesting, Sewing & Crafts, Laos Students Association, and Tucson International Alliance of Refugee Communities (TIARC).
This year organizers hope to create even greater excitement around soccer. Maracana Indoor Sports Arena is owned and operated by Mladan Kovach, a Bosnian refugee. Teams representing Bosnia, Liberia, Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, Burundi and Bhutan are expected to be highly competitive. National Bank of Arizona is underwriting the Soccer tournament and other local businesses will support the event including CBRE, La Frontera Arizona and Diamond Eye Care. Learning A-Z, a Tucson based global educational resource company is providing support for Kids Corner. Tucson World RefugeeFEST 2012 is a volunteer driven project that seeks to build capacity among Tucson based MAAs – Mutual Assistance Associations. The Somali Bantu Association of Tucson Arizona (SBATA) has stepped forward to be this year’s festival fiscal sponsor. Co-Chair of RefugeeFEST, Megan Fabry, Volunteer coordinator at SBATA, has brought dynamic energy to the organizing committee.
“The Tucson World RefugeeFEST is all about connection–between the community, the refugees, and the diverse set of cultures we have here in Tucson. Since soccer is a language we all speak, why not play? Since food, music & dance is something we all love, why not eat, play & move? Being able to find our common ground together, and celebrate it is what RefugeeFEST is all about,” says Megan.
More information can be found online at: www.tucsonrefugeefest.com or call Megan Fabry at 520-881-4373. Donations are tax-deductible and welcome.
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Registration is required. Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.
This event is free. For more information, call Info Line at 791-4010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey present Dragons with 7 shows from Thu, June 21-Sun, June 24.
(7pm, June 21-23; 11am & 3pm, June 23; 1pm & 5pm, June 24)
Experience circus spectacles so incredible that once again you will believe in the unbelievable! Dragon tribes from the far reaches of the earth are brought together in a single performance, displaying their breathtaking skills in a circus tournament of champions. Each tribe must prove that they have virtues of Courage, Strength, Wisdom and Heart to arouse dragons which appear right before your very eyes! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifet
For information regarding the Pre-show and Animal Open house visit www.ringling.com.
Ticket prices are $72, $47, $37, & $11 Anyone 2 years and older must have a ticket.
“Music is more that just a technical moment. When you set up your own studio you have the convenience of being able to create at the spur of the moment. You capture the moment of creation. Honestly, we oftentimes keep our first take which is actually writing or creating the vocals, lyrics, or music on the spot, which can have a magical quality that cannot be recaptured when re-recorded. We have takes with tape hiss and crickets in them because the take was unmistakably the right one. It is subjective and artistic, not processed or stale. When we record in a pro studio we are basically taking a song that is ready to take on a new personality, which it invariably does. Even from one take to the next, on different days, or in our case, different years, the mood of the creative process can vary. We work very organically, if it feels forced it doesn’t make it to the album.” – Blind Divine
Show details here.
“Joan is Burning” is a satirical comedy of the near future. In 2018 New Orleans, Joan works for a public relations firm and has created a program that can sell anyone anything. Her love life in shambles, her only healthy relationship is with her phone/computer, her employer an avaricious, unprincipled executive, Joan must decide what she ought to do with such a newfound power. All the while an anonymous protest for the rights of women shadows her. Will Joan join the fight?
A multi-cultural, multi-media presentation that includes extensive use of film, created by Josh Parra, and original music by Skads Muskie and Tristyn Tucci, “Joan is Burning” is part of The Next Theatre at Beowulf Alley’s mission to effect relevant, entertaining themes with new models of narrative presentation. Portions of the proceeds to this production will go to benefit Disappeared Women, a women’s health advocacy group.
For more information, contact Michael Fenlason at Beowulf Alley Theatre, email@example.com, 520 882 0555.
7:30 PM Friday and Saturday, June 22nd, 23rd, and 29th at Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Avenue in downtown Tucson. Tickets are $18. $15 for seniors, military and teachers. Our student price is only $8.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a classic western based loosely on fact, tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known to history as “Butch Cassidy” (Paul Newman) and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the “Sundance Kid” (Robert Redford) as they migrate to Bolivia while on the run from the law in search of a more successful criminal career.
Discover Tucson’s best kept secret on a Saturday night. Drink specials, dancing, DJ Herm, and a great vibe. Always free, never a dress code, fun is mandatory!