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Calendar of Events

February

6

Arizona Renaissance Festival

The 28th annual Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace starts February 6th and runs through March 27th. Children under 5 are always free and parking is also free, courtesy of Fry's Food Stores. Get more info on the festival or buy tickets online.
February

13

Tucson Meet Your Birds!

Presented by Tucson Audubon Society and Tucson Water. This event will be at Sweetwater Wetlands, the premier wetland birding and nature location in the Tucson area, where 303 bird species have been seen! Never been to Sweetwater Wetlands? Never seen a bird up close? New to the Tucson area? Don't know anything about Tucson Audubon Society, or why Tucson Water owns a wetland? We will make it easy for you -- NO BINOCULARS NEEDED TO PARTICIPATE! Stroll 20 acres of tree-lined paths and ponds with experts pointing out the birds for you. Also learn about Tucson Water's operations at this lush wildlife oasis! Get more info.
February

18

Green Valley Screening and Panel Discussion for AZPM Original Film, Passing On

A special screening and panel discussion for Passing On narrated by Scott Simon, a new documentary from AZPM exploring end-of-life through a series of compelling and sensitive stories. Come see if before it airs on PBS 6! Tickets are free, but must be registered in advance. Event begins at 7 p.m. at the Green Valley Community Performance and Art Center.
February

25

Rialto Theatre 4th Annual Fundraising Gala

Fourth Avenue Rialto Gala: Stage Door Canteen - A Swingin' 1940s party! Featuring M.C. Lynn "Win" Roberts as Bob Hope, Big band hits performed by BBX "Big Band Express" and additional entertainment by Cirque Roots. Including a diverse selection from downtown Tucson’s finest restaurants, raffles, and live & silent auctions. Tickets include 2 complimentary drinks, Themed attire highly encouraged!
February

22

Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts and Pathways to Resilience

AZPM will be livestreaming all six lectures of the 2016 UA Science Lecture Series. This year's theme is Earth Transformed and will discuss climate change, the looming water crisis, human health concerns and more. Each lecture begins at 7 p.m. and takes place at Centennial Hall.
February

22

Human Rights, Borders and Barriers: Symposium

Following Grandmaster Flash's "Don't push me ‘cause I’m close to the edge," this symposium will feature speakers talking about such topics as human rights, migration flows in the US, Europe, and Africa, terrorism, education, and freedom of expression. Lectures and discussions will focus on contemporary national and transnational issues such as Ferguson, Charleston, Baltimore, Charlie Hebdo, Paris attacks, and the global refugee crisis. February 22-24 at 6 p.m. at the UA Poetry Center, Dorothy Rubel Room. This symposium is free and open to the public. Look for special reserved seating for NPR members!
February

25

2015-16 UA College of Architecture, Planning, & Landscape Architecture Lecture Series

This year's lecture series will focus on craft in architecture, landscape architecture, and planning. As a practice-oriented school, CAPLA faculty and students strive to advance topics, methodologies, and agendas pertinent to today and our future. Our speakers will present an examination of the role of craft within contemporary practice. All events are free and open to the public. Lectures start at 6:00 pm with a reception beginning at 5:30 pm. For further information please contact Darci Hazelbaker.
February

29

Carbon Sequestration: Can We Afford It?

AZPM will be livestreaming all six lectures of the 2016 UA Science Lecture Series. This year's theme is Earth Transformed and will discuss climate change, the looming water crisis, human health concerns and more. Each lecture begins at 7 p.m. and takes place at Centennial Hall.
March

2

Sonoran Winds Community Concert

Sonoran Winds, Tucson's Community Wind Symphony, will be performing a selection of songs from film and theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2nd at the Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
March

7

The Changing Earth: It’s Not Just A New Normal

AZPM will be livestreaming all six lectures of the 2016 UA Science Lecture Series. This year's theme is Earth Transformed and will discuss climate change, the looming water crisis, human health concerns and more. Each lecture begins at 7 p.m. and takes place at Centennial Hall.
March

13

Songs of Sailors and the Sea

Tucson Concert Band's 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert in collaboration with Navy Band Southwest, with special guest performer Congresswoman Martha McSally, at U of A Crowder Hall, March 13th at 3 p.m. Tickets are free; please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with number of requested tickets to Tucson Concert Band, c/o Elizabeth Beaver, 6502 E Shepherd Hills Dr, Tucson, AZ 85710.
March

19

I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story

This moving, dramatic and evocative narrative of Asian Pacific American history and culture, will open at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center from March 19 through May 29 The exhibition will be accompanied by an Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival including a symposium, speakers' nights, independent film screenings, storytelling, oral history-creation, and food, craft and performance celebrations. The Festival is supported in part by a PLACE VI grant from the Tucson Pima Arts Council. Information about hours, events, and other details is available by calling 520-292-6900 or by visiting www.tucsonchinese.org.
April

2

Storytime with Clifford

On the first Saturday of every month, UA BookStores hosts Storytime Character Hour at our SUMC location. Storytime is an engaging event for children ages two to five years old. It's full of reading, activities, and crafts— complete with the chance for kids to meet and take pictures with their favorite storybook characters! Best of all, the event is absolutely FREE and open to the public.