A county fair, award winning foreign films, unique museum exhibits, and mountain horseback riding are just a few of the things you can do in Tucson in late April. Read more below!
Carlos Estevez: Entelechy at Tucson Museum of Art
Works by one of the most prominent Cuban artists of the late 20th century are being featured at the Tucson Museum of Art (TMA). The museum’s new exhibit, Carlos Estévez: Entelechy, Works from 1992 to 2018 is a survey of the artist’s work from the past 25 years. The art of Carlos Estévez reveals an interest in the link between human spirituality and the infinity of human experience. He explores notions of symbolism, time, anatomy, metaphysics and the cosmos in a quest for understanding that transcends the visual to enter the realm of the mind in complex works in different media.
Arizona International Film Festival
Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 2,800 films representing 95 countries to over 160,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And now, the 28th edition will select more exciting and innovative films from around the world for Arizona audiences at The Screening Room and other exhibition venues throughout Tucson. The 2019 festival theme of “Bridging Cultures” provides a way for independent cinema to share images and voices from diverse cultures with Arizona communities.
Mountain Adventure Horseback Ride
Every Monday and Wednesday, year round, expand your horizons with a half day Mountain Adventure Ride through the desert. Starting at 8:00 AM you will set off with your favorite horse deep into the Rincon Mountains where you will be able to take in the beautiful scenery and broad wildlife of the Sonoran Desert. This walk ride is an adventure for all skill levels of horsemanship so long as you are involved in the riding program or have passed the lope check. With large elevation gains and losses and narrow trails, this is a unique way to explore the desert on horseback. Complete with a packed lunch in the winters and pack breakfast in the summer, it is a great opportunity to live like the cowboys and cowgirls of the old days. Perching next to your favorite Saguaro or in the shadows of one of the low lying trees, you can take in the beauty of the Saguaro National Forest. Back by high noon, it is a great chance to take memorable photos or simply enjoy the sights the Tucson area has to offer. See you in the saddle!
The Presidio District Experience: A Food Heritage and History Tour
Celebrating Tucson’s UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation, this tour begins at the Presidio Museum where participants learn about Tucson’s origins and the food fusions that occurred when the Spanish and Tohono O’Odham were first learning from each other. The group then moves on to El Charro Cafe, La Cocina, and Cafe a la C’art, three other historic locations in the Presidio District of Downtown Tucson. Participants experience Tucson’s complex food heritage and the fusion of Old and New World ingredients while hearing great stories of Tucson’s history in some of it’s more historic locations. Not recommended for those under 18. Thanks to event sponsors: Downtown Tucson Partnership, Visit Tucson, The Arizona Daily Star, and Cox Communications.
Pima County Fair
Bring on the funnel takes, carnival games, Ferris wheels, and concerts. The Pima County Fair arrives April 19 at the Pima County Fairgrounds. Fair Hours: weekdays: Opens 1 p.m., weekends: Opens 10 a.m. Carnival Hours: weekdays: Opens 3 p.m., weekends: Opens 10 a.m.