Tucson Goings-On in 2019: January (2 of 2)

Feeling settled into 2019 just yet? Here are some more great activities to get you back out and about around Tucson.

Tucson International Jewish Film Festival
The Tucson International Jewish Film Festival (TIJFF) promotes independent, international film that celebrates Jewish culture and cultural diversity. The annual festival brings 20 outstanding Jewish films from around the globe to Tucson-area screens. More than 3,000 festival attendees will gain a glimpse of Jewish lives that are worlds away and yet remarkably familiar. The TIJFF is also one of the longest-running Jewish film festivals in the country and one of the longest-running film festivals in Arizona.

Tucson Jazz Festival
World-class jazz acts of genres from straight-ahead to contemporary jazz are featured at the Fox Tucson Theatre, the Rialto Theatre, and other venues indoors and out in the downtown Tucson area during the HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival. Scheduled to be announced soon.

Artisan Showcase
Please join us for an evening of remarkable design, featuring intriguing jewelry by Linda Friedman at “Off My Neck Designs” and sculpture from the earth by Candace Greenburg, and modern clothing sustainably made from Laura Tanzer. Light refreshments will be served.

Dillinger Days
The Historic Hotel Congress commemorates the anniversary of the Tucson capture, in January 1934, of “America’s Most Wanted” gangster John Dillinger and his gang. Activities include a Speakeasy, on Friday, Jan. 19, with adults-only whiskey-tasting as well as all-ages activities, on Saturday, Jan. 20, including historical reenactments depicting Dillinger’s capture, a vintage car show, historical artifacts exhibit, lectures, arts and crafts, historical walking tours of downtown, and “the actual Tommy Gun” on display. Proceeds benefit the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation.

Tucson Square Dance Festival
The Southern Arizona Callers and Cuers Association sponsors the annual Tucson Square Dance Festival, featuring this years callers Andy Allemao from California, Barbara Haines from Arizona, and Jeff  Palmer from Colorado.