Rock your pre-Valentine weekend with some burning love

Flaming romance, gems and chocolate…it must be your pre-Valentine Weekend!

NEW THIS WEEKEND

18th annual Sonoran Glass School  Flame Off

On Friday February 8, from 7-11PM, Sonoran Glass School will host its 18th annual Flame Off competition at 633 W 18th Street. You can watch live as 18 glass artists use molten glass to complete the best masterpiece in a short time frame.

Torchworking glass artists from around the national and world have applied to be in the competition and will compete in one of two rounds during the evening.  Tickets are $20 and proceeds support Sonoran Glass School’s nonprofit educational programs. Complete information at sonoranglass.org/flameoff. This year there is an expanded raffle and there are more female competitors than ever before in the event’s history. Artists are tasked with making a piece inspired by the theme: “(Un)Natural World.”

Horse races are back at Rillito Park

Rillito Race Track live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing action is back for 76th year. Check here for a complete schedule.

 

VALENTINE’S EVENTS

Valentine’s Bowls & Wine

Here’s a great way to combine a date with crafting with gifting with DRINKING FREE WINE! Come to Green Things at 3384 E River Road this Saturday from 12-2.  It’s all free, you just pay for the supplies.

 

 

 

 

Fine Valentine Relay, 4M & 2M

Express your love of running with your Valentine at the Fine Valentine Relay, 4M & 2M, Sunday at 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Come to Main Gate Square for mimosas, breakfast, and relay runs with your team.

 

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

THE PRINCE PURPLE MADNESS TRIBUTE SHOW

Purple Madness is A celebration of Prince, the widely beloved
entertainer and profoundly influential artist. “Bobby Miller presents an electrifying performance that can be best described as, high energy and a “must see” performance.”

Saturday at 8 at the Rialto Theater.

FESTIVALS, FOOD AND ARTS

Bring your Valentine for an early taste of chocolate – or find Valentine gifts galore at the auction. Click here for more information.

gem of a weekendThe Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossils Showcase continues. For your complete guide to all the shows, click here.

Each show has hundreds of exhibitors, and all of these shows are FREE.

 

GEM OF A WEEKEND

Asian Lantern Festival

This is the opening weekend for Reid Park Zoo’s Asian Lantern Festival. Larger than life lanterns create a wonderland of Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and culture.

This runs from February 2 to March 23 6-10PM.

Get your tickets here

Gallery in the Sun’s New Exhibit: “Desert Blooms”

Don’t miss the Gallery in the Sun’s new exhibit – Desert Blooms.

The flora and fauna of the Sonoran desert in Spring are celebrated in “Desert Blooms”, a selection of 1950’s watercolors by Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia. These colorful and playful paintings of cactus flowers and desert critters will be on display at the Gallery in the Sun from February 1st 2019 through September 4th, 2019.

Check out their Facebook page

SPORTS

UA Wildcats Baseball Meet the Team Event Set for Friday

Bear Down!

Hi Corbett Field will host Meet the Team for the 2019 baseball squad Friday at 6 p.m.