Whether you prefer sculpture or escapism, art or acrobatics, ghost stories or getting outside for a run – the first two weeks of April have plenty in store for you!
The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting
Arizona State Museum presents this photographic exhibit–guest curated by Michael Kotutwa Johnson, Hopi farmer, photographer, and UA Ph.D. candidate in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment–which illustrates traditional Hopi farming practices, which are based on spiritual beliefs, community values, and ancient, time-tested techniques. Arizona State Museum is closed on Sundays and federal and state holidays.
Meet Me at Maynards: Maynards to the Moon
In celebration of a healthy community and the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon (7/20/19), Meet Me at Maynards and the Tucson community will walk 238,000 miles (distance to the moon) before July 22, 2019. The miles walked by those participating in the Meet Me at Maynards weekly meets will automatically be counted toward the 2019 goal. The Maynards to the Moon party happens on April 1, 2019. Walk or run past some historic sites, including Historic Fourth Avenue, important downtown landmarks, beautiful homes and B&Bs, and most of the great restaurants and bars that participate in the weekly Meet Me at Maynards (MMM) by offering discounts exclusive to participating athletes. The MMM route is a total of 4 miles (with 2-mile and 3-mile options) and is a non-competitivele social event, beginning and ending downtown in the patio courtyard at Maynards Market, at downtown Tucson’s East End, in the Historic Train Depot, every Monday evening, rain or shine. Bring the kids (strollers welcome) and the dog (on a leash…and not barking please). Food/beverage specials are available at downtown restaurants/bars. Presented by the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.
Ghost Stories & Fairy Tales
This enchanting exhibit approaches the enduring art of storytelling through original stories, ethereal 1/7th scale dioramas, paintings, puppets, and music by Anaheim artist Geoff Mitchell. Enjoy Make Believe in Miniature at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.
Cirque du Soleil: Corteo
Corteo, the latest and most enchanting Cirque du Soleil® arena production is now touring in North America. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since then, the show has been a great success and has amazed 8 million people in 19 countries on four continents. The concept and disposition of the stage bring the audience in a theatrical atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo. Performances at the Tucson Convention Center Arena.
Mercado San Agustin Spring Bazaar
Mercado San Agustin celebrates their 8th anniversary with the annual Spring Bazaar and most excitedly Tucson’s newest shopping center, the MSA annex. This weekend long pop-up market will feature artists, movers and shakers offering a curated selection of local handmade goods, vintage clothing and awesome gifts and goodies.