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Free webinar: Encourage discovery and exploration with learning centers

Learn ways to enhance your classroom learning center and offer kids multiple learning pathways—e.g., hands-on investigations, digital experiences, art, drama, books, etc. This free webinar is from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. on September 24, register now.
Arizona Theatre Company presents The Royale
September 18, 2019 - September 28, 2019

Arizona Theatre Company presents The Royale

Set in 1910, deep in the midst of Jim Crow, the story is loosely based on the life of Jack Johnson, the world’s first African-American heavy weight boxing champion. The play explores one man’s struggle while reflecting a much broader one. It is also a play about a brother and his sister – his sister, who as he climbs for glory and respect, remains his greatest adversary and strongest motivation. Showing through September 28, 2019.
 TakeCare Tucson Film Fair
September 20, 2019

TakeCare Tucson Film Fair

Celebrate the launch of Dunbar Pavilion's new health and wellness program with a free event for the whole family! Watch inspirational short films about real-life stories of healing and transformation. Connect with free community health resources. Participate in live demos with nutritionist chef Rosie Kennedy, wellness coach Imani-Adjua of Happy Nappy Vegan, and Envision High School's Culinary Club. Enjoy healthy food, giveaways, raffle prizes, and activities for kids. 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Health Resource Fair with Cooking Demos. 6:30pm - 7:45pm - Short Films, Interactive Activities & Yoga with Soul.
September 21, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Arizona Repertory Theatre: The Legend of Georgia McBride

Tornabene Theatre. $15-$32. Casey works as an Elvis impersonator at a local bar and life is good. He even has a new sequin jumpsuit for his act. But in one evening he loses his job, his landlord demands the rent and his wife announces that a baby is on the way. So when a drag show moves into his old place of employment “The King” transforms himself into a queen and with the help of his new friends, he finds a family he never expected.
Community Gathering: Celebrating Culture/Unpacking Stereotypes - Arizona State Museum
September 21, 2019

Community Gathering: Celebrating Culture/Unpacking Stereotypes - Arizona State Museum

AZPM EVENT
This free event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 21 includes talks, mini workshops, and dialogue circles around topics of race, identity, stereotypes, bias, reclaiming identity/symbols, healing/resilience, and celebrating culture. Topics and presentations are multicultural and reflect diverse identity groups. Highlights also include cultural performances, hands-on art activities, and games. Teachers can earn professional development hours for attending and receive resources for the classroom. AZPM will feature resources from PBS Kids about inclusivity and culture.
Love of Literacy Festival - Children's Museum Tucson
September 21, 2019

Love of Literacy Festival - Children's Museum Tucson

AZPM EVENT
Come explore your love of reading, storytelling and all things books at this free community event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 21. Visit the AZPM table to meet Curious George, spin the PBS Kids prize wheel and participate in hands-on activities. Several exhibitors will have activities, materials to take home, and the event will feature performances by Stories that Soar and reading to dogs. Free museum admission all day.
September 21, 2019

Sizzling Summer Saturday

Spend a Sizzling September Saturday at Plaza Colonial Special reception: September 21st from 5 PM to 8 PM. All the great Plaza Colonial merchants will be participating, including Wilde Meyer Gallery, Jane Hamilton fine Art, Karimi Rugs and Elements.
September 22, 2019

Thin Mint Sprint

Our annual family-friendly fun run, where every racer gets a Girl Scout Cookie at the finish line! Join us Sunday, September 22nd at 7:30am at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park for our 5K Thin Mint Sprint, 1-mile Do-si-do Dash, and 100-meter Trefoil Trot.
September 23, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Cochise County Fair

September 26 - 29, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. $6 - general admission, $3 - Children (6 - 12), $3 parking The Cochise County Fair Association will host its 95th fair this year. Enjoy exhibits, live entertainment, fair food, livestock shows, contests, a carnival, and much more. Great time for the entire family so don’t miss out!
September 24, 2019

Thet Art of Films On Art: Producer Erin Wright and Director Lisanne Skyler

6pm-9pm. $10 admission, FREE for MOCA Members, UA Film & Television students and guests Reception to follow in MOCA’s Great Hall. Presented in collaboration with the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film and Television lecture series Day for Night: Conversations on Film and Television. Commissioning Editor and Producer of LACMA Productions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Erin Wright and writer/director and UA Film & Television professor Lisanne Skyler (HBO’s Brillo Box (3¢ Off )) take you behind the scenes on the making of their acclaimed short film A Few Things About Robert Irwin, originally produced for the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Gala.
Night Out With Nonprofits
September 26, 2019

Night Out With Nonprofits

The 4th annual Night Out with Nonprofits Event is a young professional mixer that brings together local nonprofit organizations and young professionals for an evening of networking. Music by DJ Tierra. Tickets are $10 PRE-REGISTRATION, $12 AT THE DOOR • INCLUDES FOOD, BEVERAGES & DOOR PRIZES!
Fall Prevention Fair
September 27, 2019

Fall Prevention Fair

Banner University Medicine and University of Arizona Health Sciences are hosting a fall prevention fair, including educational sessions, workshops in balance & tai chi, vendors, food and refreshments, and giveaways, to empower older adults to live happy, healthy lives free from the fear of falling.
October 1, 2019

Yemen in Tumult: War and Fragmentation: Hudson, Lucas, Peterson, Stevenson

To fully understand the catastrophic consequences of the civil war on Yemen, the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies has asked 4 scholars to contribute to an evening panel to raise awareness about the ongoing civil war. The panel will take place Tuesday, October 1st from 5:30-7:30PM in CESL 103
Arizona Repertory Theatre: Pippin
October 19, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Arizona Repertory Theatre: Pippin

Marroney Theatre. $15-$35. With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin tells the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power but none of them supply him with the treasure he seeks. In the end, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the simple, ordinary moments that happen every day.
Friends of Saguaro National Park 21st Annual Dinner & Auction
October 20, 2019

Friends of Saguaro National Park 21st Annual Dinner & Auction

This year’s event will recognize and celebrate the amazing contributions of our loyal donors, committed volunteers and support from our community partner. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Cottonwood Grove Tanque Verde Ranch, 14301 East Speedway Boulevard.
Arizona Theatre Company presents Silent Sky
October 22, 2019 - November 9, 2019

Arizona Theatre Company presents Silent Sky

Based on the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, astonishing discoveries await as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer must struggle for recognition in the man’s world of turn-of-the-century astronomy.
Arizona Repertory Theatre: The Last Night of Ballyhoo
November 13, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Arizona Repertory Theatre: The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Tornabene Theatre. The year is 1939 and while Hitler is invading Poland, Atlanta’s close-knit Jewish community is preparing for Ballyhoo, the social event of the year. The Freitag family hopes that the party will be a chance for their daughters to meet their future husbands–but when their uncle brings home his new employee, a handsome Eastern European bachelor from Brooklyn, everyone must confront their own prejudices, desires and beliefs. By turns heartbreaking and uplifting, The Last Night of Ballyhoo won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play. Tornabene Theatre.
David Sedaris in Tucson
November 15, 2019

David Sedaris in Tucson

Presenting David Sedaris on Friday, November 15th at Centennial Hall with new stories and observations. There will be a Q & A and a book signing.

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