Zocalo Tucson Magazine April 2011 : Page 8
Z artS 1 8 2 9 3 12 5 15 6 16 2011 SPrinG tuCSon artiStS’ oPen StudioS ARTISTIC PROCESSES are both universal and individual. Over the weekend of April 16-17, the Artists’ Open Studios tour aims to both showcase Tucson’s eclectic art scene as well as provide an opportunity for over 100 participating artists to educate the public on different forms of creative development. Dirk Arnold, artist and organizer of the spring tour, said this year’s tagline -Explore Art in Your Neighborhood – reflects the fact that “there is stuff all over town. “It’s a chance to either find the people you didn’t know are right in your own neighborhood or to go some other part of town that you are not usually in and learn about what is going on there.” While Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) offers a fall studio tour, this month’s tour exists as an alternative for the public and local artists. “I think it is important to have an option for people who can’t participate in the fall and have an opportunity to do it in the spring, and if they can’t do it in the spring, they can do it in the fall,” Arnold explained. “From the public’s perspective, if there are two tours they can cover more artists in a year by going to two different tours than they could if there was only one tour offered each year.” Industria Studios, 1441 E. 17th St., is a location with a concentrated number of participating artists who span stylistic genres – from painting, photography and metal work to sculpture, encaustic, stained glass and jewelry. Founder of Industria Studios and sculptor Marc Leviton said their involvement ties in with their non-profit sta-tus. “We want to make ourselves available to the community, so the people involved in the membership have the opportunity to display through Industria and we also invite other artists in the community to exhibit at the facility as well,” Leviton elucidated. “It’s one of the few things during the year when people actually tour open studios, so the value is meeting the community and the artists.” Use Zocalo’s exclusive guide to map your tour. The list of artists and locations is accurate as of press time. More at TucsonOpenStudios.com. -Jamie Manser 7 19 20 21 23 25 26 8 THEZMAG .com | April 2011
2011 SprinG tuCSon artiStS’ oPen StudioS
ARTISTIC PROCESSES are both universal and individual. Over the weekend of April 16-17, the Artists’ Open Studios tour aims to both showcase Tucson’s eclectic art scene as well as provide an opportunity for over 100 participating artists to educate the public on different forms of creative development.
Dirk Arnold, artist and organizer of the spring tour, said this year’s tagline - Explore Art in Your Neighborhood – reflects the fact that “there is stuff all over town.
“It’s a chance to either find the people you didn’t know are right in your own neighborhood or to go some other part of town that you are not usually in and learn about what is going on there.”
While Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) offers a fall studio tour, this month’s tour exists as an alternative for the public and local artists.
“I think it is important to have an option for people who can’t participate in the fall and have an opportunity to do it in the spring, and if they can’t do it in the spring, they can do it in the fall,” Arnold explained. “From the public’s perspective, if there are two tours they can cover more artists in a year by going to two different tours than they could if there was only one tour offered each year.”
Industria Studios, 1441 E. 17th St., is a location with a concentrated number of participating artists who span stylistic genres – from painting, photography and metal work to sculpture, encaustic, stained glass and jewelry.
Founder of Industria Studios and sculptor Marc Leviton said their involvement ties in with their non-profit status.
“We want to make ourselves available to the community, so the people involved in the membership have the opportunity to display through Industria and we also invite other artists in the community to exhibit at the facility as well,” Leviton elucidated. “It’s one of the few things during the year when people actually tour open studios, so the value is meeting the community and the artists.”
Use Zocalo’s exclusive guide to map your tour. The list of artists and locations is accurate as of press time. More at TucsonOpenStudios.com.
- Jamie Manser
Art AFter Dark
by Dolly Spalding
THE TuCSON MuSEuM of Art follows up its smashingly successful February 11 inaugural “Art After Dark” event with some more fun on April 22. Doors open at 8pm for an after-hours celebration that includes dance, performance, music, visuals, hands-on activities, food and drink and much more. April 22 happens to be Earth Day, but since TMA’s Meredith Hayes says that “Art After Dark” doesn’t do themes, it’s more like another good excuse to celebrate (as if many people would need one!).
Tucson is the kind of place where lots of organizations put on specific events that are, indeed, “themed.” We have the Mesquite Pancake Breakfast, Dillinger Days, All Soul’s Procession, the Book Festival, Open Studios and so many more, but the purpose of “Art After Dark” is to mix it up in as many ways as possible, with as many forms of art as possible as well.
In February, opening night of Borderlandia: Cultural Topographies by Einar and Jamax de la Torre, Bill Schenck: The Serigraphs, Tom Philabaum: Precarious Rocks and Approved Images: Lawrence Gipe shared the spotlight with a fire dance troupe, Parasol Project’s performance art piece, Love Confession with performance artist Laura Milkins, Valentine making, DJ Carl Hanni’s eclectic mix of music genres and the old-fashioned photo booth of Omer Kreso. Snacks and a cash bar rounded out the scene.
April will bring back the old-fashioned photo booth, but will introduce flamenco dancing with SophiaEva and Aaron Gilmartin on guitar, DIY art with Dallas Reece and live music with Seashell Radio and The Awkward Moments. The snacks from Café a la C’Art and a cash bar will again liven up the evening. Of course, the exhibitions that opened in February will be available for viewing, either a first look or a return visit. The event is free for museum members, $10 for everyone else.
Viva el vidrio
by Dolly Spalding
THE TuCSON GLASS Art Festival, bursting with vitreous exuberance, seems bent on emulating the success of the Gem and Mineral Show, aiming to channel and duplicate the city-wide energy generated by that particular influx of rocks and visitors.
With 19 different venues, a huge roster of artists and an impressive array of activities, connoisseurs of glassblowing expertise and novice appreciators alike will be able to satisfy all of their yearnings the weekend of April 8-10.
The International Glass Art Society canceled their 2011 conference in Tucson due to the passing of Arizona SB 1070, but, replacing it, this cross-cultural event, Viva el Vidrio, features artists from around the region and nation, as well as Latino glass artists from Mexico, Central and South America.
“We are reaching out to our brothers and sisters in the glass arts world because we speak the same language,” said renowned glass artist Tom Philabaum.
Overwhelmed by the support his idea received, he enthused, “This is actually turning out to be a much more interesting and fun event that will benefit and include our community. It presents an ideal opportunity to showcase the work of some of the best glass artists in Tucson and around the state and the outstanding programs at the Sonoran Glass Art Academy.”
In addition to the dozen sponsors who responded wholeheartedly to an unexpected opportunity to participate, the Tucson Glass Art Festival is hosted by Sonoran Art Foundation, Philabaum Glass Gallery and 17 other galleries and museums that recognize glass artistry as taking its place alongside the entire panoply of the expressive arts. The educational component consists of “hot shops” (glass blowing), “warm shops” (glass fusing) and “flame shops” (lampworking, also referred to as flameworking or torch working) courtesy of Sonoran Glass Art Academy, 633 W. 18th St., Philabaum Glass Gallery, 711 S. 6th Ave., and Fire Ranch Glass Works, 4280 E. Hawser St.
Over 30 artists will be showing off their techniques at various locales, sprinkled like glittering shards all over the city. Highlights include: Flagstaff’s George Averbeck’s hot shop demos in goblets and other blown forms at Philabaum Glass Gallery; Mexico’s Einar and Jamex de la Torre, whose Tucson Museum of Art Borderlandia extravaganza has mesmerized museum patrons, also doing a hot shop demo in sculptural bit work.
Prescott’s Bandhu Dunham provides a flame shop demo of kinetic glass sculpture; Justin Daniels, Rob Taylor and David Vogt from Circle 6 Studio in Phoenix perform hot shop demos of large scale vessels. Other demonstrations feature a range of techniques and expressions from flowers to beads to roll ups to stained glass to enamel and everything in between.
The weekend includes lunches, a Saturday night party, shuttle buses, a VIP Tour of several downtown galleries and homes and a talk by Mexican artist Ana Thiel, who has a current show at the uA Art Museum, Layers of Being – A Thirty-Year Retrospective.
The goals of the 2011 Tucson Glass Festival are to raise funds to support SGAA’s youth outreach programs, advocate glass art through exhibitions at Tucson art facilities, and act as a broker for the exchange of ideas between Southwestern u.S. and Latin American glass artists. The event’s demonstrations, talks, and classes by world renowned glass artists aim to further broader understanding of what glass artistry really entails and how it can take its place in the larger art world.
Art GallerY The I.R.S. Show, a group exhibition of paintings & sculptures, opens Apr 6, & runs through Apr 30. Wed-Sat, 11am-4pm & by appointment, 405-5800. 1122 N. Stone Ave. 624-7099.
ArtSeYe GallerY Curious Camera Pinhole & Plastic Exhibition opens with a reception from 6pm-9pm, Apr 30, and runs through Aug 31. Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm. 3550 E. Grant Rd., 327-7291. ArtsEye.com
blue raVen GallerY The juried group exhibition Small Works runs through May 14. Thu, noon-4pm; Fri, noon- 5pm; Sat 11am-5pm. 3042 N. 1st Ave. 623-1003, BlueRaven- GalleryandGifts.com
bohemia Infinite A-Bliss continues through Apr 20. Sun- Mon, 11am to 4pm; Tue-Sat, 10am to 6pm. 2920 E. Broadway Blvd. 882-0800, BohemiaTucson.com
borealiS artS Surrealist paintings by Joshua Smith opens with a reception from 5pm-8pm, Apr 15, & runs through May 11. Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm and by appointment. 6530 E. Tanque Verde Rd. #160. 885-2157, www.BorealisArts.com
Center for CreatiVe PhotoGraPhY Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture and Ansel Adams: Arizona and the West continue through May 15. Guest artist Kevin Tabin speaks as part of the series Past as Prologue: Time, History & the Visual Arts, Apr 18, 5:30pm. Mon-Fri, 9am- 5pm; Sat-Sun, 1pm-4pm. 1030 N. Olive Rd. 621-7968, CreativePhotography.org
ContreraS GallerY Ojos Que No Ven/Eyes That Do Not Want To See, an exhibition of paintings by Cristina Cardenas, opens with a reception Apr 2, 6pm- 10pm, & continues through Apr 30. Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat, 11am-4pm. 110 E. 6th. St. 398-6557, ContrerasHouseFineArt.com
Conrad Wilde GallerY The 5th Annual Encaustic Invitational, featuring the work of 20 local & national artists, continues through Apr 30. Tue-Sat, 11am- 5pm. 439 N. 6th Ave. #143. 622-8997, ConradWildeGallery.com
daViS dominGueZ GallerY An exhibition of paintings by Alfred Quiroz & lithographs by Luis Jimenez opens Apr 20, & continues through May 21. An exhibition of realist paintings by James Cook, & fine art glass by Tom Philabaum continues through Apr 16. Thu-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat, 11am-4pm. 154 E. 6th St. 629-9759, DavisDominguez.com
deCo Green Art for Living, a group exhibition of recycled art, opens Apr 12 & runs through June 17. A reception takes place Apr 16, 6pm-9pm. Tue-Wed, Sat, 11am- 4pm; Thu-Fri, 11am-5pm. 2612 E. Broadway Blvd. 319-0888, DecoArtTucson.com
deGraZia GallerY in the Sun The Way of the Cross, a collection of 15 oil paintings by Ted DeGrazia depicting Christ’s suffering & resurrection, continues through Apr 30. A photography exhibition by Steve Knapp continues through Apr 8. Daily, 10am-4pm. 6300 N. Swan Rd., 299-9191, DeGrazia.org
the draWinG Studio Roz Eppstein: A Life in Art, an exhibition of paintings, drawings & collage, opens with a reception Apr 9, 6pm-9pm, & continues through May 7. Tue-Sat, noon-4pm. 33 S. 6th Ave. 620-0947, TheDrawingStudio.Org
etherton GallerY New Earthly Delights, a group exhibition of mixed media, paintings & glass sculpture, continues through May 28. Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm. 135 S. 6th Ave. 624-7370, EthertonGallery.com
florenCe Quater GallerY Thirty Years in the Dark: Teresa Engle Moreno, a collection of photographic prints from vintage negatives, continues through Apr 15. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. The Art Center Design College, 2525 N. Country Club Rd. 325-0123, TheArtCenter.edu
Joel d. ValdeZ main librarY The 16th Annual High School Art Invitational opens runs through Apr 24. A reception takes place Apr 16, 2pm-3pm. Mon-Wed, 9am-8pm; Thu, 9am-6pm; Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1pm- 5pm. 101 N. Stone Ave., 594-5500, Library.Pima.Gov
JoSePh GroSS GallerY The university of Arizona MFA exhibition opens Apr 15 & runs through May 15. The Latin American Glass Art Invitational continues through Apr 10. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm. 1031 N. Olive Rd. 626- 4215, www.cfa.arizona.edu/galleries
lionel rombaCh GallerY The Annual Foundations Exhibition continues through Apr 11. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm. 1031 N. Olive Rd. 624-4215, CFA.Arizona.edu/galleries
louiS CarloS bernal GallerY The Annual Student Juried Exhibition opens Apr 25 & runs through Sept. 2. A reception takes place from noon- 3pm, Apr 27. Neon Sculptures: James White continues through Apr 29. Mon, Wed 10:30am-5pm; Tue, Thu 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-3pm. 2202 W. Anklam Rd., 206- 6942, Pima.Edu/cfa
m. a.S.t. GallerY Centerville, paintings by Tom Walbank, opens with a reception from 6pm-9pm, Apr 23 & runs through May 31. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. 299 S. Park Ave., 720-0299, IloveMast.com
mediCine man GallerY Josh Elliott- New Works, an exhibition of oil paintings, continues through Apr 15. Masterpieces of the Loom: Navajo Blankets 1860-1900 continues through May 5. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1pm-4pm. 7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd. #16, 722-7798, MedicineManGallery.com
muSeum of ContemPorarY art Current exhibits include - Aili Schmeltz: Tomorrowland, Jocko Weyland: The Slanted Broom, The Artist as Collector: Olivier Mosset. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. $8, adults; free, children under 12, members, military; free to all second Wednesday of the month. 265 S. Church Ave. 624-5019, MOCA-Tucson.org
Philabaum GlaSS Studio & GallerY It’s A Dry Heat, an exhibition featuring Arizona & New Mexico glass artists, continues through Apr 16. Tue- Sat, 10am-5pm. 711 S. 6th Ave. 884-7404, PhilabaumGlass.com
Platform GallerY Artificial Chatter, a group exhibit, continues through May 28. A reception takes place Apr 2, 6pm-9pm. Tue-Sat, noon-5pm. 439 N. 4th Ave., 882-3886, PlatformArt.com
Porter hall GallerY The Nature of Eden, a collection of paintings & drawings by Wil Taylor, opens Apr 1 & runs through Apr 30. A reception takes place Apr 3, 5pm-8pm. An exhibition of found-object sculptures by Kioko Mwitiki opens Apr 8 & runs through May 12. A reception & lecture take place Apr 16, 9:30am- 11am. Daily, 8:30am-4:30pm. $8, adults; $4, children 4-12. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, 326-9686, TucsonBotanical.org
PreSCott ColleGe Mixed media, assemblage, including natural and found objects, paper by student/artist Patricia C. Bischof. Reception, Saturday, Apr 16, 6pm-8pm. 2233 E. Speedway Blvd. 319-9868.
RaiCeS taller 222 art GallerY Mujeres, Mujeres, Mujeres opens Apr 30 & runs through May 28. Fri- Sat, 1pm-5pm & by appointment. 218 E. 6th St. 881-5335, RaicesTaller222.Webs.com
SaCred maChine Featuring selected works by Daniel Martin Diaz. Wed-Fri, 1pm-4pm; Sat, 4pm-9pm; Sun, 3pm- 6pm. 245 E. Congress St. 777-7403, SacredMachine.com
Southern ariZona WaterColor Guild GallerY Anything Goes, a group exhibition, continues through Apr 28. Tue-Thu, 10am-6pm; Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat, 1pm-5pm; Sun, 11am-3pm. 5605 E. River Rd., Ste. 131, 531- 5544, Watercolor-SAWG.org
Stone draGon Studio Marc Contreras: A Tucson Original, featuring silversmithing & jewelry, opens Apr 6 & runs through Apr 30. Wed-Sat, 11am-4pm & by appointment, 405-5800. 1122 N. Stone Ave. 624-7099
temPle GallerY Janet Miller: Reverse Glass Paintings opens Apr 8 & runs through May 28. Cynthia Miller: Paintings continues through Apr 5. Mon–Fri, 10am-5pm 330 S. Scott Ave. 624-7370, EthertonGallery.com
tuCSon JeWiSh CommunitY Center GallerY A joint exhibition, Abstract Botanical Expressions, oil paintings & prints by Sylvia Garland; America the Beautiful, photographs by Edlynne Sillman, opens Apr 15 & runs through May 19. A reception takes place Apr 21, 5pm- 7pm. Mon-Thu, 9am-9pm; Fri & Sun, 9am-6pm. 3800 E. River Rd., 299-3000, TucsonJCC.org
tuCSon muSeum of art Tom Philabaum: Precarious Rocks continues through June 12. Bill Schenck: The Serigraphs runs through June 5. Borderlandia: Cultural Topographies by Einar & Jamex de la Torre continues through June 12. Approved Images, oil paintings & drawings by Lawrence Gipe, continues through June 5. Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm. $8, adults; $6, seniors; $3, students 13+; free, children under 12, members; free to all the first Sunday of the month. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333, TucsonMuseumofArt.org
ua art muSeum The Aesthetic Code: Unraveling the Secrets of Art continues through April 10. Master Impressions from the UAMA Collections: Giovanni Piranesi continues through May 1. Ana Thiel: Layers of Being- A 30 Year Retrospective runs through May 29. Arthur Diehl: Friends, I Greet You continues through Aug 7. Tue-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. $5 adults; children/students/faculty, free. 1031 N. Olive Rd. ArtMuseum.arizona.edu
ua mfa Graduate Student GallerY The Art History Graduate Curated Exhibition opens Apr 4 & runs through Apr 20. The Honors Fine Arts Exhibition opens Apr 25 & runs through May 11. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm. 1031 N. Olive Rd. 624-4215, CFA.Arizona.edu/galleries
WomanKraft art GallerY Drawing Down the Muse, a multi-media group exhibition, opens with a reception Apr 2, 7pm-10pm, & runs through May 28. Tue-Sat, 1pm-5pm. 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976, WomanKraft.org
THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
By Dolly Spalding
WHAT IS THE mystery of Irma Vep? Well, we certainly aren’t going to provide any plot spoilers here.
What can be revealed is that it’s coming back to Tucson by “popular demand,” according to Jeff Grynkewich, Arizona Theatre Company’s (ATC) marketing and PR manager. Grynkewich reveals that since its production 11 years ago, it has been most often requested as a favorite of ATC patrons.
A satire of several genres of theater and film such as Victorian melodrama, farce and Hitchcock’s Rebecca, Charles Ludlam’s entertaining diversion has, since its Greenwich Village introduction in 1984 and subsequent late 1990s revival off-Broadway, gone on to become one of the most produced plays in America. It was also the longest running play ever produced in Brazil.
Grynkewich says, “Based on some statistics I’ve seen that justifies that, it’s amazing that it can be the most produced, because of the amount of talent required by actors in the role, since there are just two of them.” The two actors in question here are Bob Sorenson, who was in the Tucson production 11 years ago, and Oliver Wadsworth, who operates out of both New York and Phoenix as a stage and film actor. David Ira Goldstein directs.
The eight characters include Lord Edgar and Lady Enid, Jane Twisden and Nicodemus underwood (the maid and a swineherd, respectively), plus many otherworldly creatures such as ghosts, vampires, mummies and werewolves.
The setting is Mandacrest Estate, the lord and lady’s home, and a tomb in Egypt, requiring set construction wizards to perform feats of scenic trickery. An online photo tour of set building is planned to add to the intrigue. At least 35 costume changes present challenges for cast and crew alike, requiring lightning-fast transformations and dexterity of monumental proportions - and some really skillful dressers backstage.
This mostly family-friendly production (the double entendres and cryptic allusions will probably be incomprehensible to young people in the audience) is an appropriate finale to ATC’s 2010-2011 season, which mixed a couple of classics with a world premiere, several musicals and a comedy show.
After all, laughing until you can’t breathe (to quote the official description) cannot be matched for leaving a good impression on the theatregoing public.
AriZona roSe theatre Stunts & illusions: A Tribute to Harry Houdini by magician Michael Howell, Apr 15, 7pm. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. 888-0509, ArizonaRoseTheatre.com
ariZona friendS of Chamber muSiC The Enso String Quartet performs works by Haydn, Stravinsky, Dvorak & Schulhoff Apr 13, 8pm. TCC’s Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave. 577-3769, ArizonaChamberMusic.org
ariZona oPera Is she one girl too many for a sultan & his harem? Performances of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio take place at 7:30pm, Sat, Apr 16; 2pm, Sun, Apr 17. Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. 293-4336, AZOpera.Com
ariZona onStaGe ProduCtionS Member of the Wedding - a coming of age story about a lonely 12-year-old girl, her young precocious cousin, their African-American cook and a summer of transformation and emotional awakening. April 21-23, 29-30, 7:30; April 24, May 1, 3pm. Temple of Music & Art Cabaret, 330 S. Scott Ave. 270-3332, 882-6574, ArizonaOnstage.org
ariZona theatre ComPanY Two lightning-fast actors portray all the residents of the Mandacrest estate, as well as a host of vampires, werewolves, mummies & things that go bump in the night in The Mystery of Irma Vep, Apr 9-30. See website for show times. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210, ArizonaTheatre.org
ballet tuCSon Performances of Swan Lake bring the 25th season to a close at 7:30pm, Sat, Apr 23; 2pm, Sun, Apr 24. Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1713 E. university Blvd. 623-3373, BalletTucson.org
beoWulf alleY theatre Old Time Radio Theatre presents The Bickersons: Easter; Vic & Sade: Sade Thinks Baseball is Just a Game; & The Lone Ranger: A Doctor’s Story Apr 5 at 7pm. On Apr 19 they present The Western: Lawless Brewster & Arizona Rangers, Men of Danger: Mossman at 7pm. Go on a journey with four encyclopedia salesmen as they attempt to bring knowledge to late 1950’s America in Warren Bodow’s Fronting the Order, Apr 8-23. 11 S. 6th Ave. 882-0555, BeowulfAlley.org
borderlandS theater Performances of Slumber of Reason, a dance drama based on Goya’s painting Los Caprichos, take place at 7:30pm, Fri-Sat, Apr 8-9; 2pm, Sun, Apr 10, Zuzi’s Theatre, 738 N. 5th Ave. 882-7406, BorderlandsTheater.Org
broadWaY in tuCSon “Ballroom. Reinvented.” Burn the Floor takes the stage Apr 19-24. UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. university Blvd. 903-2929, BroadwayInTucson.Com
CarniVal of illuSion Sarlot & Eyed present their fun, acclaimed magical parlour experience to just 35 guests, with two shows on Fridays & Saturdays. Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. 615-5299, CarnivalOfIllusion.com
Chamber muSiC PluS Enjoy the world premier of Listian Loves, featuring pianist Andre’ Watts & actor Michael York, at 3pm, Sun, Apr 3. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. 400-5439, CMPSouthwest.org
foX theatre Diane Schuur with the Jeff Daniel Band, April 8, 8pm 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515, FoxTucsonTheatre.org
the GaSliGht theatre The Curse of the Pirate’s Gold, or Laughs by the Galleon continues through June 12. 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428, The- GaslightTheatre.com
inViSible theatre A salute to 40 years of great theatre, Painting the Town Red: A Celebration Cabaret takes place at 8pm, Sat, Apr 8; 3pm, Sun, Apr 9. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. 882-9721, InvisibleTheatre.com
NeW artiCulationS danCe theatre Perfomances of Watershed, part of the Flow Community Water Project, take place Apr 15 & 16, 8pm. PCC Procenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd. 270-4352, NewARTiculations.org
odYSSeY StorYtellinG SerieS Apr 7, 7pm, Shoulda Been Dead: Stories from the Edge. Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. 730-4112, OdysseyStorytelling.Com
PCC theatre artS Tenor Madness: Contemporary Music for Tenor Saxophone with Michael Keepe takes place at 3pm, Apr 3. A tuba recital with Mark Nelson takes place at 7pm, Apr 14. Antigone, Sophocles’ tragedy that grapples with the themes of state control, natural law and civil disobedience, runs Wed-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm, Apr 6-17. 2202 W. Anklam Rd. 206-6670, Pima.edu/cfa
SteVie eller danCe theater Conditions: Human, Delyer Anderson’s collection of 8 pieces exploring the positive & negative side of human nature, takes place Apr 2, 7:30pm. Fast Forward, the annual student showcase, takes place at 1:30pm, Sat, Apr 30. Spring Collection, the annual uA faculty & student performance, takes place at 7:30pm, Apr 21-23 & 30; 1:30pm, May 1. 1737 E university Blvd. 621-1162, CFA.Arizona.edu/dance
the roGue theatre It is the summer of 1348 and the Black Death rages in Florence. A group of ten citizens have fled to a villa outside the city walls where they fill their days by creating stories of love, lust, adventure and fate. Performances of Boccaccio’s The Decameron take place at 7:30pm, Thu-Sat; 2pm, Sun, Apr 28- May 15. The Historic Y, 300 E. university Blvd. 551-2053, TheRogueTheatre.org
tuCSon international mariaChi ConferenCe Student Showcase features student music and dance performances, Apr 28, 7pm.. Espectacular Concert world-renown mariachi and folklórico performers join togther in celebration of this rich cultural heritage, Apr 29, 7:30pm. TCC Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. 838-3913, TucsonMariachi.org
tuCSon reGional ballet Peter and the Wolf, excerpts from Coppelia along with a collection of original contemporary & classical ballets. Sat, Apr 9, 2pm & 7:30pm; Sun, Apr 10, 2pm. TCC’s Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave. 885-0862, TucsonRegionalBallet.org
tuCSon SymPhonY orCheStra The TSO String Quartet & Wind Quintet perform at the Moveable Musical Feast Apr 3, 5pm, at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd. Performances of Mussgorsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition take place at 8pm, Fri, Apr 8; 2pm, Sun, Apr 10. TCC’s Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. 882-8585, TucsonSymphony.org
ua’S ariZona rePertorY theatre “They lived happily ever after…” or did they? Into the Woods opens with preview performances Apr 10, 1:30pm; Apr 11, 7:30pm. Regular performances are Apr 13-16, 21-23, 29, & 30 at 7:30pm; Apr 17, 23-24, & May 1 at 1:30pm. UA Marroney Theatre, 1025 N. Olive St. 621- 1162, CFA.Arizona.Edu/theatremarketing
ua PreSentS Classical superstars the Kronos Quartet take the stage at 7pm, Apr 3. Bluegrass greats the Del McCoury Band, & New Orleans jazz legends the Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform at 8pm, Apr 9. The Martha Graham Dance Company perform at 8pm, Apr 16. Colorful spectacle the Blue Man Group perform at 8pm, Apr 29; at 2pm & 8pm, Apr 30; & at 1pm & 6:30pm, May 1. Centennial Hall, 1020 E. university Blvd. 621-3341, uAPresents.org
WindinG road theater enSemble Two Lanford Wilson plays are on offer. Performances of Talley’s Folly take place at 7:30pm, Apr 1-2, 8, & 14; 3pm, Apr 3, 9, & 16. Performances of Fifth of July take place at 7:30pm, Apr 9 & 16; 3pm, Apr 10 & 17. Temple of Music & Art Cabaret, 330 S. Scott Ave. 401-3626, WindingRoadTheater.org
ZuZi! DanCe ComPanY The No-Frills Dance Happenin’ takes place at 7:30pm, Apr 22-23. Zuzi’s Little Theater, 738 N. 5th Ave. 629-0237, ZuZIMoveIt.org
MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY
uApresents will host this world-famous dance company, Saturday, April 16 at 8pm at the Centennial Hall, 1020 E. university Blvd. Long recognized as an American treasure and genius in the dance world, Graham’s choreography has resulted in over 175 unique pieces over the long span of her career. Often described as one of America’s seminal artistic forces, along with architects, painters and sculptors, her company has traveled the world over with performances in more than 50 different countries. Graham’s signature work, Appalachian Spring will be presented as part of the performance. Tickets and more information available via UAPresents.org.
ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
Arizona Opera will present Mozart’s raciest opera which features a Moorish palace, harem girls and a lovesick sultan, on April 10 and 11 at the Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Scandalous when it debuted, the opera features some of Mozart’s best loved music and an opportunity for set designers and costume professionals to get quite exotic. Largely set in a harem, it tells the story of a young man’s love who is kidnapped for the pleasure of a sultan, and his attempt to rescue her and their subsequent adventure. This is Arizona Opera’s final production of the 2010-2011 season. More information at Azopera.org.
FRONTING THE ORDER
Beowulf Alley Theatre Company is presenting the play Fronting the Order from April 7-23. The play is about four encyclopedia salesmen in 1959 as they sell their wares to unsuspecting families, while the nation transitions from the idyllic 1950s to the transformative 1960s. Set against the backdrop of the recent Soviet launch of Sputnik, the country is determined to take back the role of world leader, through education at schools and libraries. Visit Beowulfalley.Org for more information.
APPROVED IMAGES: LawRENCE GIPE
At the Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave., through June 5, is a show of paintings by uA art department faculty member Lawrence Gipe. Starting with mass-propaganda images, Gipe’s paintings raise the question of “approved imagery” and the role it has played in political discourse in the 20th century. Visit TucsonMuseumofArtOrg for hours and admission costs.
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