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Calendar of Events
Media Exposé: Fame and Shame in the Digital Age
The second in this year's UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences lecture series: Conversations on Privacy. In the digital world, we leave a trail of photos, videos, conversations, and other information that can be easily obtained and posted online for everyone to see forever. For journalists trying to hold governments and corporations accountable, this information can be helpful in exposing wrongdoing. For private citizens and celebrities, however, the online publication of personal information can be devastating. In the complicated information age, how do we balance the public’s right to know with the individual’s right to privacy? The conversations are free and open to the public, but tickets are required at the door. Reserve your tickets for each event in advance through Eventbrite. Tickets also available at the Fox Tucson Theatre box office on the day of the event.
Are you an artist who works in behavioral health, is receiving behavioral health services and/or a family member? Then, you're eligible to enter an art piece into this free arts show! Founded with the understanding of the importance of art to mental health and recovery, the arts show itself is free and open to the public to view amazing pieces of art on display during the 3-day show. Artist entry form and full information available online.
Altrusa International of Tucson invites you to its 75th Anniversary Celebration Dinner. Altrusa Tucson is a non-profit organization comprised of diverse professional who serve the community, focusing on literacy, leadership development and fellowship. At the Radisson Hotel and Suites, 6555 E. Speedway Blvd. starting at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $40 ($20 tax deductible) RSVP by 10/19/2016; Contact Bonnie McPherson (520) 323-6970, email@example.com, or www.altrusatucson.org.
Embrace Tucson tradition and the rich cultural heritage of the Sonora Desert at the fifth annual Feast With the Dearly Departed. This event has become the highlight of the season, bringing face painters, traditional music, pan de muerto and sugar skulls to the Tucson Botanical Gardens. An exciting addition to this year’s event is the exhibit Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life. With this amazing show on display throughout the Gardens, you will experience the Day of the Dead festivities with the dynamic world of Frida Kahlo’s gardens as a backdrop. Tickets: $7.50 - $13
Some 50 artists in midtown Tucson invite you to visit their studios, talk about their art and find out about the vibrant arts scene in the center of Tucson. Midtown artists will open their studios from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. For details and a map, see heartoftucsonart.org. This is a free event.
Trunks, costumes, music, games, face painting, photobooth, free candy, jumping castle, popcorn, cakewalk, free hotdogs, and lots of fun. 2151 N. Palo Verde Blvd, from 6-8 p.m. A free good time!
Wild for Wilderness Online Auction
The Great Old Broads for Wilderness 12th Annual Wild for Wilderness Online Auction is a FUNdraiser featuring outdoor gear and adventures, clothing, vacation getaways, books, jewelry, and more. Proceeds support Broads’ work to protect wilderness and wild lands for future generations. Register at auction.greatoldbroads.org. Learn more about Broads at greatoldbroads.org.
Corporate Date Collection: What Are We Willing To Give?
The third in this year's UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences lecture series: Conversations on Privacy. Companies collect information from customers to provide customized services and stay competitive. Customers too can find high value in exchanging their information for personalized services. But is the data market always a win-win situation? What are the trade-offs you make when you pay for services with personal information? In this conversation, we will shed light on the hidden privacy challenges that new technology-based services bring about. We will also delve into the future of corporate data collection and digital advertising, including facial recognition technology, mobile location analysis, and the “internet of things.” The conversations are free and open to the public, but tickets are required at the door. Reserve your tickets for each event in advance through Eventbrite. Tickets also available at the Fox Tucson Theatre box office on the day of the event.
Voices and Visions Across the Borderlands: Fall Festival of the Arts, History and Culture
Join us at Cochise College, Santa Cruz, and at other public venues in Nogales, Tubac and Patagonia, along with local and visiting artists, authors, scholars, elders, environmental educators, and musical stylists for five days of interactive forums, concerts, discussions, art exhibits, history tours and talks, lectures and life lessons, as we collectively engages, explore, and examine our bicultural and bilingual customs, traditions and humbling family values at this unbounded interface of adaptability and change. Festival events are free and open to the public. Project made possible by a grant from the Arizona Humanities.
The Garden Kitchen will be hosting their 4th Annual Desert Foods Festival, a free celebration of our local food system! Watch us create delicious, healthy meals using ingredients such as cholla buds, tepary beans, nopales, mesquite flour, and prickly pear fruit! Community partners will feature a variety of activities and information on native foods. Create origami from recycled seed packets with NativeSeeds/SEARCH, learn basket weaving with TOCA, salsa with Ritmos Latinos dance club, or take a tour of our beautiful garden. Stop in for a day of food, fun, and healthy activities at The Garden Kitchen! Saturday November 5th from 10am to 2pm at 2205 S. 4th Ave.
Bodies & Health: Wearing Your Doctor on Your Wrist
The fourth in this year's UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences lecture series: Conversations on Privacy. Your medical tests, mobile health apps, and wearable devices (like fitbits) produce data that reveal insights into your health and behavior. What happens to that data? This conversation will reveal how new and emerging technologies, such as personal wearable devices that can collect and transfer information on your wellbeing, are changing public health, the practice of medicine, and employment and insurance – now and in the future. We will highlight the biggest risks to your privacy and meaningful ways to maintain control over your personal information without losing the health benefits of the digital revolution. The conversations are free and open to the public, but tickets are required at the door. Reserve your tickets for each event in advance through Eventbrite. Tickets also available at the Fox Tucson Theatre box office on the day of the event.
The Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club will host their 2016 “Hamfest” on November 12, 2016 at the Marana Middle School. At the event will be demonstrations of Amateur Radio, including satellite operations and several seminars about the many uses of Amateur Radio. Contesting and the ability to integrate the Internet with Amateur Radio are just two of the interests of younger operators.
Government Surveillance: Finding the Right Balance for Democracy
The last in this year's UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences lecture series: Conversations on Privacy. Through our phones and other personal devices, governments have an unprecedented ability to collect data on our whereabouts, conversations, habits, purchases, and connections. Many are concerned that this new level of surveillance will impede free speech and the ability of social movements to organize. At the same time, however, illegal groups and networks use these same devices to organize, recruit, and do harm. Surveillance of these “dark networks” can do much to protect society at large. This conversation grapples with how a democratic society strives to achieve an acceptable tradeoff between individual privacy rights, the rights of free speech, and national security. The conversations are free and open to the public, but tickets are required at the door. Reserve your tickets for each event in advance through Eventbrite. Tickets also available at the Fox Tucson Theatre box office on the day of the event.
Opening Night Gala includes: Pre-performance wine & buffet reception, Silent auction, Live musical entertainment, Post-performance champagne toast and dessert reception with company artists, Spirit Garden (premiere), Choreography: Chieko Imada, Mary Beth Cabana, Renowned artist Lawrence W. Lee, the music of Tucson’s own internationally celebrated troubadours Calexico, and Ballet Tucson collaborate on this unique celebration of “Dia de Los Muertos” (Day of the Dead). Perseus and Andromeda (premiere), Choreography: Daniel Precup. Following the success of Gemini, this is the second installment of Precup’s “Greek Heroes” series. Visually rich with the gods, monsters, and mythology. Red, White & Blue! Choreography: Chieko Imada, Mary Beth Cabana. The company’s light-hearted salute to patriotism rounds out the program.