Later in February, sports action starts to heat up a little with a tennis tournament, 3-day baseball exhibition, and a mountain biking endurance event, while there are still plenty of options available for lovers of the fine arts!
Arizona Repertory Theatre: TOP GIRLS
In 1982, the United Kingdom was still adjusting to – and celebrating – its first female Prime Minister. It was a time when glass ceilings were starting to crack and women were finding their voice in the corporate and political world. Top Girls captures the exhilaration of an era when advancement for women no longer was a novelty. One of the most important playwrights of today, Caryl Churchill, has provided a brilliant script that celebrates women throughout history and brings to life a time when things seemed to be finally changing and reminds us of the distance still left to be traveled. Performed at Tornabene Theatre on the University of Arizona campus. Previews: Feb 3 at 1:30 pm, Feb 4 at 7:30 pm. Evenings: Feb 6-9, Feb 14-16, Feb 22-23 at 7:30 pm. Matinees: Feb 10, Feb 16-17, Feb 24 at 1:30 pm.
Westward Look Pro Tennis Classic
Spectators can attend pro tennis matches for free at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort during the World Tennis Tour’s Westward Look Pro Tennis Classic, presented by the International Tennis Federation. This men’s event features a 32-player main draw, along with 16 doubles teams and will feature $15,000 in prize money. A draw sheet showing competitors and match times and dates will be posted on the event website prior to the match. ITF announced in November 2018 that it was launching the ITF World Tennis Tour in 2019 that will serve as a player pathway between the junior game and elite levels of professional tennis. The ITF World Tennis Tour will encompass 1,600 men’s, women’s and juniors tournaments staged throughout the world in 2019.
Game Day USA Junior All-American Games
This three-day event honors standout baseball players throughout the United States and Canada and features opening ceremonies, parade of All-Americans, game competition, individual sport performance evaluations, a skills competition, and a pro-style evaluation. These unique events give players the opportunity to practice and compete where the Major League Baseball players train. Expect a memorable experience for all athletes and their families. A new Parent/Player Experience Camp allows players and parents to interact with coaches in a stadium setting; this includes on-field instruction and live batting practice.
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo
A lively celebration of mountain biking culture in Tucson’s beautiful Sonoran Desert, 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo presented by Tucson Medical Center, is one of the largest 24-hour endurance events in the world. Going on two decades, this annual race around a single-track includes a bike expo, dedication dinner, late-night entertainment, and 24 hours of tunes provided by Tucson’s 91.3FM KXCI Community Radio. Ride is limited to 1,400 and registration sells out. It’s best to register well in advance.
Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase
For two weeks near the start of every year, Tucson becomes playground to the world of international gem and mineral trading, buying, and bargains. This international marketplace of gems, minerals, fossils, beads, and jewelry-making supplies as well as museum exhibits and other treasures includes at least 45 different sites at hotels, special venues, and tents located across town.