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Tucson’s eyes are smilin’!

St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday, but we’re celebrating all weekend! That’s why Tucson’s eyes are smilin’!

32nd Annual Tucson St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

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The beer and whiskey starts flowing at 10AM Sunday Morning. The festival is based at Armory Park. A giant parade, bagpipes, Irish dancing, food, drink, and a children’s area.

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Frog & Firkin parties all weekend

St. Patrick’s Eve at Fini’s

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Bastard Sons of Ireland

Fini’s Landing brings Ireland to the beach. Live music by the Bastard Sons of Ireland will have you kissing the Blarney Stone by the end of the night.

Finish your weekend at the Hotel Congress St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. It starts at 5 and is guaranteed to give you a great start to the work week!

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LIVE SHOWS

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I Dream of Jeannie meets Barney Miller. Come see these legends of stage and television live on stage. Sunday at 3 at the FOX Tucson Theatre. Get your tickets here!

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Step aside Baby Shark!”  All Beluga grads know Baby Beluga is the real song for the deep blue sea.

Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Singable Songs for the Very Young,” with Raffi himself! It’s Saturday at 1 at the FOX Tucson Theatre. Click for tickets here!

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Banned by the Nazis in his native Austria, Gustav Mahler’s genius still thrills audiences today. His 5th Symphony was innovative, and helped bridge the gap between 19th century traditionalism and 20th century modernism. The Tucson Symphony, led by José Luis Gomez, features two soloists. TSO alum, and Indianapolis Principal Trumpet Conrad Jones, plays solo trumpet for Mahler’s 5th.  Later, Grammy nominated pianist, Joyce Yang, will be featured in Piano Concerto No. 1 (Shostakovich) There are two performances at the Tucson Music Hall, Friday at 7:30, and Sunday at 2.

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This will be the funniest lecture you’ll attend all weekend! Cable TV and internet movie critic Joe Bob Briggs presents his intellectual, sardonic, and funny commentary on Rednecks in film. You will learn:

• The identity of the first redneck in history.
• The precise date the first redneck arrived in America.
• The most sacred redneck cinematic moments.

Saturday, 7:30 at The Loft Cinemas.

FESTIVALS FOOD AND ARTS

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Round up them young-uns and head over to Trail Dust Town’s Spring Round-up! It’s FREE with these added attractions:

  • Free admission and parking!
  • Horse Rides- $5
  • Petting Zoo- $2.50
  • Amusements- $2.50 each or unlimited with $12 wristband
  • Stunt Show- $5 each or included with $12 wristband

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Tucson’s Frozen Cactus is featured on Bar Rescue this Sunday at 6! They’ll have a special viewing party.

We remember when the Paramount network show came to town.

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Asian Lantern Festival

Reid Park Zoo’s Asian Lantern Festival continues this weekend. 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”

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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.

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Sharks take over the Flandreau

Turn your fears into fascination at Sharks: Magnificent and Misunderstood. Interactive displays lead you to the IMAX showing of Great White Shark. There’s an additional fee for the movie.

 

Ansel Adams Public Birthday Celebration!

Don’t miss the Center for Creative Photography‘s exhibit Ansel Adams: Examples.

Taking the book as its template Ansel Adams: Examples draws upon the Center for Creative Photography’s collection of Adams’ work to realize the premise of “Examples” with original prints and archival materials. Paired with text from the book, written by Adams himself, the exhibition affords viewers and unprecedented opportunity to familiarize themselves with the intricacies of Adams’ work.

The exhibit runs until May 4 on the UA Campus.

  • Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday: 1 – 4pm
  • Sunday – Monday: closed