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Some Things to Do This Weekend

_____charleykingThe good work of bringing medical aid to the desert can be rough going.   We have a big exciting chance to help the Tucson Samaritans welcome the stranger.  Maria Garcia, la indita of La Indita Restaurant. is preparing a delicious free vegetarian Mexican supper for us.  Charlie King, the entertaining and enlightening musician is preparing a free concert.  And ITZABOUTIME productions is preparing a huge raffle to accompany the festivities so you can if you wish take home something besides good memories and good feelings from the event.  We’ll gather on March 5 at Temple Emanuel 225 N Country Club.  Meal will start a 6 PM Music at 7 PM.  And the raffle drawings will be scattered through the evening.

_____zuziAlso on Saturday, ZUZI! Dance presents its spring, biannual ‘No Frills Dance Happenin’. A variety of performers throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona come to share fresh and innovative works from various stages of the creative process. The works range from serious to silly and some are presented here for the first time.  “The ‘No Frills’ concert has come to serve two important purposes,” says ZUZI!’s Director of Arts Education, Nanette Robinson. “It has become a popular venue for showcasing youth performers, schools, and youth choreography and it continues to be venue for local choreographers to take creative risks with new work.” The show has been described as an open mic for dance and is a unique opportunity to perform in a relaxed setting. As the name suggests, there are no frills-no fancy lights, no fancy sets-just dancers, choreographers, and experimentation.  March 5th – 7:30 PM at ZUZI! Theater in The Historic Y – $10 at the door.

_____folioAnd finally, if you haven’t had a chance yet to check this out – the University of Arizona was chosen through a competitive selection process to be the host site in Arizona for the 1623 First Folio, assembled seven years after William Shakespeare’s death, that includes 36 of his plays, of which 18 had never been published.  From Feb. 15 through March 15, you can view the book at the Arizona State Museum and participate in many events celebrating the occasion.  “The First Folio is the first collected edition of the Bard’s plays. Only 233 copies are known today. To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC) sent a First Folio to every state…The First Folio will be opened to the most quoted line from Hamlet, “To be or not to be.” A multi-panel exhibition exploring Shakespeare’s impact, then and now, will be accompanied by digital content and interactive activities. Read more about the exhibit.

Mark Your Calendars

___TFBMarch 12-13.  “The 2016 Tucson Festival of Books will take place on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 on the beautiful University of Arizona campus.  Admission and parking are free. Drop by our booth (#322)

The Tucson Festival of Books is located on the University of Arizona Mall – along East University Boulevard, stretching from Old Main to east of Cherry Avenue – and in several nearby buildings. For such a large event, the location is relatively compact.”  Read More




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