April 5: Poetry literary slam, Northwest Campus Student Life Center, D-201, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by the Student Center to show off your poetry skills and share them with other students.
Details: Student Life, 206-2121
April 5: Traciana Graves, “Don’t Call Me a Bitch,” 11:25 a.m.-noon, East Campus center courtyard. Interactive event for men and women will advocate for equality on campus and in the world. Details: Student Life, 206-7616
April 5: Traciana Graves, “Understanding What Yes means in Sex,” 2-3 p.m., East Campus student mall. Interactive program in recognition of sexual assault awareness month. Attendees can engage in activities and discussions that encourage awareness of the effect of words and actions. Details: Student Life, 206-7616
PIMA HOME SPORTS
March 23: Baseball vs. Toros de Tijuana, Kino Memorial Stadium, 11 a.m.
March 23: Men’s tennis vs. Paradise Valley CC, West Campus tennis courts, 1:30 p.m.
March 25: Softball vs. Mesa CC, West Campus, doubleheader – noon, 2 p.m.
March 28: Women’s tennis vs. Eastern Arizona, West Campus tennis courts, 1:30 p.m.
March 28: Baseball vs. Eastern Arizona, West Campus, doubleheader – noon, 2:30 p.m.
April 3-4: Women’s golf, Pima Community College Invitational, Randolph Golf Course, noon start each day
April 4: Baseball vs. Central Arizona, Kino Memorial Stadium, doubleheader – 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Through March 26: Tucson Cine Mexico festival showcasing contemporary Mexican movies at varied venues. Free, but reserve seats at thethinyellowline.brownpapertickets.com. Details: tucsoncinemexico.org
Through April 1: Tucson Invitational Games: college baseball, Kino Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way, game times and days vary. Single day tickets: adults $6, kids 12 and under free; weekly pass: $25. Details: tigsports.net
March 24-26: Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair, 10 a.m.-dusk each day, free to public. Details: fourthavenue.org
March 25: Marana Founders’ Day Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ora Mae Horn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road. Live entertainment, vintage tractor-car show, heritage village. Free. Parade along Marana Main Street begins at 10 a.m. Details: maranaaz.gov, calendar tab
March 25-26: Africa Night Dance Fusion live music and dance performances, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. each day. $20 in advance, $25 at door. Details: diasporashowcase.com
April 1: Cruise, BBQ & Blues Festival and Car Show, Oro Valley Marketplace, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5. Details: saaca.org/classiccarshow
April 2: Cyclovia Tucson car-free neighborhood stroll, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Details: cycloviatucson.org
March 23: Kate Mo$$, 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave., 7 p.m., $5. Details: rialtotheatre.com
March 25: Gabriel Ayala, Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St., 7 p.m., $10-$15. Details: hotelcongress.com
March 25: Joey Fatts, D Savage: At Your Neck Tour, 191 Toole, 7 p.m., $15-$17. Details: rialtotheatre.com
March 25: Zeparella, Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St., 7 p.m., $10-$17. Details: rialtotheatre.com
March 26: LIE, Club Congress, 21+, 8 p.m. Free. Details: hotelcongress.com
March 26: KFMA Day, Kino Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way, noon-10 p.m. $40. Details: kfma.com
April 1: Why?, 191 Toole, 7 p.m., $15-$18. Details: rialtotheatre.com
April 1: Miranda Sings with Special Guest Colleen Ballinger, Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St., 8 p.m. $39.50. Details: foxtucson.com
TOP MOVIE RELEASES
“The Boss Baby”
“Ghost in the Shell”
“The Zookeeper’s Wife”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“A Monster Calls”
“A Tale of Love and Darkness”
“Office Christmas Party”
Compiled by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote
It’s March, time to get out of the house and embrace spring. Thankfully, there are plenty of great opportunities for food and fun to get you up and moving.
Lord of the Wings: March 4
Forty restaurants will submit their best wings to compete for the title of “Lord of the Wings” from noon-4 p.m. at Rillito Park Race Track, 4502 N. First Ave.
In addition to sampling wings, attendees can choose among 30 craft beers. Other activities include live music, carnival rides, challenges and a hot wing eating competition. The event is for ages 21 and over. Ticket prices are $40 general admission, $85 for a VIP package.
Tucson Festival of Books: March 11-12
Visit the state’s largest gathering of literary authors, book discussions, workshops and activities during the ninth annual Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona.
Activities run 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. both days. The event is free to attend and free parking is available.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival: March 17
An hour-long parade starts at 11 a.m. at Stone Avenue and 16th Street, and will end at Armory Park on South Sixth Avenue.
A festival featuring Irish music, dance and entertainment will take place at Armory Park from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The park includes a children’s play area, and vendors that will sell food and merchandise.
Civil War in the Southwest: March 18-19
Spectators can see what life was like for soldiers in the 1860s when re-enactors battle from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at Picacho Peak State Park off Interstate 10, west of Tucson.
The vehicle entrance fee is $10 for up to four people. Food and beverages will be sold onsite.
For more information, call (520) 466-3183.
Re-enactors fire a cannon during a 2015 Civil War in the Southwest battle at Picacho Peak State Park. (Nick Meyers/Aztec Press 2015)
Feb. 16, 21: Black History Month: Movie Series, West Campus Student Life Center, A-G20,
8 a.m.–5 p.m. “The Color Purple,” “Selma,” “Glory,” “13th” and “Barry,” light snacks provided. Details: 206-4500
Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day display, Northwest Campus Student Life Center, D-201, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Stop by to learn about America’s presidential history through a display. Details: 206-2121
Feb. 21: Chili Dog Fundraiser, East Campus, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. $4 chili dog meals, $3 hot dog meals, $2 chili dogs, $1 for single items. Details: 206-7616
Feb. 23–March 5: “In the Heights,” West Campus Proscenium Theatre. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. $18, discounts available. Box office: 206-6986
Feb. 28: Mardi Gras activity, Northwest Campus Student Life Center, D-201, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Life will collaborate with Joanne Taylor’s sociology class to share the history and origin of the Mardi Gras holiday. Details: 206-2121
PIMA HOME SPORTS
Feb 16: Softball vs. Colorado Northwestern CC, West Campus, doubleheader 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Feb 18: Softball vs. Central Arizona College, West Campus, doubleheader noon, 2 p.m.
Feb 18: Baseball vs. Mesa CC, West Campus, doubleheader noon, 2:30 p.m.
Feb 21: Softball vs. Eastern Arizona College, West Campus, doubleheader 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Feb 22: Women’s basketball vs. Central Arizona College, West Campus gym, 5:30 p.m.
Feb 22: Men’s basketball vs. Central Arizona College, West Campus gym, 7:30 p.m.
Feb 24: Baseball vs. White Rock Tritons, West Campus, doubleheader noon, 2:30 p.m.
Feb 25: Softball vs. Scottsdale CC, West Campus, doubleheader noon, 2p.m.
Feb 28: Women’s tennis vs. Mesa CC, West Campus tennis courts, 1:30 p.m.
Feb 28: Men’s tennis vs. Mesa CC, West Campus tennis courts, 1:30 p.m.
Feb 28: Women’s basketball vs. Arizona Western College, West Campus gym, 5:30 p.m.
Feb 28: Men’s basketball vs. Arizona Western College, West Campus gym, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 12-18: Arizona Beer Week in the Old Pueblo, daily at varying locations, ages 21 and older, $45. Details: arizonabeerweek.com
Feb. 18: Cruise, BBQ & Blues Festival & Car Sow, Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road, 10 a.m. – 3p.m., $5, discounts available for veterans and active duty military with military ID. Details: saaca.org/classiccarshow
Feb. 16-April 19: Day for Night Exhibition at Tohono Chul, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, daily, members and children under 5 free, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 students and active military with ID, $2 children under 12. Details: tohonochulpark.org
Feb. 23: Tucson Rodeo Parade, starts at Park Avenue-Ajo Way at 9 a.m. Grandstand seating $10 adults, $5 kids 13 and under. Street views free. Details: 294-1280, tucsonrodeo.com
Feb. 25: Jazz in the Desert VIII, Quail Creek Ballroom, 1090 N Eagle Hollow Rd., 1 p.m. matinee $10, 5 p.m. dinner show $35. Details: valleverderotary.org
Feb. 25-26: Spring Festival of the Arts, 12155 N. Oracle Road, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission. Details: saaca.org
Feb. 28: Mardi Gras – Carnival!, Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., 5p.m. – 2 a.m., Free. Details: hotelcongress.com
Feb 19: Atmosphere: Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour, Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St., 7 p.m. $25-$29. Details: rialtotheatre.com
Feb 20: Adia Victoria, Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St., 7 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 day of. Details: hotelcongress.com
Feb 24: Jimmy Eat World, Rialto Theatre, 7 p.m. $35-$45. Details: rialtotheatre.com
Feb 24: Priests, 191 Toole, 191 E Toole Ave., 8 p.m. $12. Details: rialtotheatre.com
Feb 25: Tucson Hip Hop Festival featuring Murs, 191 Toole, $10-$25. Details: rialtotheatre.com
Feb 25: Attila, Rialto Theatre, 6 p.m. $19-$28. Details: rialtotheatre.com
TOP MOVIE OPENINGS
“Everybody Loves Somebody”
“The Great Wall”
“A Cure for Wellness”
“Bad Santa 2”
“Rules Don’t Apply”
Through May 1: Arizona International Film Festival, The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St., hours and cost determined by movie selection. Prices listed on festival website. Details: filmfestivalarizona.com.
Through April 26: Pima County Fair, Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 E. Houghton Road, 3 p.m.-midnight Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight weekends. $8 adults, $4 ages 6-10, free under age 5. Parking $5. Details: pimacountyfair.com.
April 30-May 1: Tucson Folk Festival, El Presidio Park, 160 W. Alameda St., noon-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Free. Details: visittucson.org.
April 30: Festival of the Sun, Solar Potluck and Exhibition, Catalina State Park, 11570 E. Oracle Road., 10 a.m., solar potluck at 5 p.m. Park admission: $7. Details: visittucson.org.
PIMA HOME SPORTS
April 23: Baseball vs. Phoenix College, doubleheader, West Campus, noon, 2:30 p.m.
April 26: Baseball vs. Glendale CC, doubleheader, West Campus, noon, 2:30 p.m.
April 30: Baseball vs. Chandler – Gilbert CC, doubleheader, West Campus, noon, 2:30 p.m.
April 26: Softball vs. GateWay CC, doubleheader, West Campus, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
April 30: Softball vs. Chandler-Gilbert CC, doubleheader, West Campus, noon, 2 p.m.
“Elvis & Nixon”
“The Huntsman: Winter’s War”
“Ratchet & Clank”
April 22: Pain patterns EP Release Party, The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave., 6 p.m., price not provided yet. Details: rocktucson.com.
April 22: Katchafire, The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St., 7 p.m., $19. Details: rialtotheatre.com, ticketfly.com.
April 23: LITuation, The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave., 7 p.m., $5. Details: rocktucson.com.
April 23: G-Eazy, TCC Arena, 260 S. Church St., 8 p.m., $25-$45. Details: rialtotheatre.com, ticketmaster.com.
April 27: Fredo Santana, The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave., 7 p.m., $22-$25. Details: rocktucson.com, ticketfly.com.
April 27: Turnpike Troubadours, The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St., 7 p.m., $20. Details: rialtotheatre.com, ticketfly.com.
April 28: Anderson Ponty Band, The Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St., 7:30 p.m., $32-$225. Details: rialtotheatre.com, foxtucsontheatre.ticketforce.com.
April 28: CVII Animatronica Tour, The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St., 8 p.m., $22. Details: rialtotheatre.com
May 1: Natalia Fourcade, The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St., 7 p.m., $35. Details: rialtotheatre.com, ticketfly.com.
VIDEO GAME RELEASES
“Lumo” (PS4, XB1)
“Star Fox Zero” (Wii U)
“Star Fox Guard” (Wii U)
“Tales from the Borderlands” (PS4, XB1)
“Sega 3D Classics Collection” (3DS)
“Dungeons 2” (PS4)
“Hitman: Episode 2” (PS4, XB1)
“Lost Reavers” (Wii U)
April 25: HBO documentary “My Depression (The Up and Down and Up Of It),” 4 p.m., Desert Vista Campus community room F-123. Free, with pizza and drinks provided. Details: 206-5030.
April 26: PCC Jazz Ensemble, WestCampusCFAProsceniumTheatre,7:30p.m.$6,withdiscountsavailable.Details:pima.edu/cfaor206-6986.
April 28: International Community Day, Downtown Campus free speech area south of administration building, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Storytelling, cuisine, music. Free. Details: Michael Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org or Geselle Coe at email@example.com.
April 28: Student Showcase, Desert Vista Campus, 4-7 p.m. Tours, academic and artistic presentations, demonstrations, food and music at locations throughout campus. Free and open to the public. Details: 206-5030.
April 28: PCC Wind Ensemble, WestCampusCFAProsceniumTheatre,7:30p.m.$6,withdiscountsavailable.Details:pima.edu/cfaor206-6986.
April 30: PCC Orchestra, West Campus CFA Proscenium Theatre, 3 p.m. $6, with discounts available. Details: pima.edu/cfa or 206-6986.
May 1: Chorale and College Singers, West Campus CFA Proscenium Theatre, 3 p.m. $6, with discounts available. Details: pima.edu/cfa or 206-6986.
May 3-5: Cram Jam, Northwest Campus, Student Life Center, Room D-201, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Free tutoring, games, snacks. Details: Tiffany Hastings-Kibler, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-2121.
Nov. 26: Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque, Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. 8:15 p.m. $21-$100. Details: rialtotheatre.com.
Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Cross-Country Classic, Reid Park, Country Club and North 22nd Street, 8 a.m. women’s 5K, 8:45 a.m. men’s 5K, 9:30 a.m. co-ed 1.5 fun run. $10-$25 registration. Details: azroadrunners.org.
Nov. 28-30: Native American Market Arts and Crafts Fair, San Xavier Mission, 1959 W. San Xavier Road. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Details: waknet.org.
Nov. 28-30: Heritage and Harvest Festival, Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney Road. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $17.95 adults, $10.95 children. Details: oldtucson.com.
Dec. 5-7: Luminaria Nights, Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $12 adults, $6 children. Details: tucsonbotanical.org.
Dec. 6: Santa Landing, Pima Air and Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road. 8:30 a.m. – noon. $15.50 adults, $12.75 seniors/military, $9 ages 7-12, children 6 and under free. Details: pimaair.org.
Dec. 7: La Fiesta De Guadalupe, DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Details: degrazia.org.
Dec. 7: AZ Beerd Fest, beard and mustache competition, Rialto Theatre, 4 p.m. $12-$15. Details: rialtotheatre.com.
VIDEO GAME RELEASES
“Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX” (PS3)
“The Crew” (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
“Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker” (Wii U)
“Ultimate NES Remix” (3DS)
“Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris” (PS4, Xbox One)
“Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy” (3DS)
Nov. 26: Mr. Gnome with Young Tongue, Acorn Bcorn and Katterwaul at The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. 7 p.m. doors, $8 adv./$10 day of show, 21+. Details: rialtotheatre.com.
Nov. 28: Asking Alexandria at The Rialto Theatre. 5:30 p.m. doors, $29 adv./$33 day of show. Details: rialtotheatre.com.
Nov. 29: Mursday! with Murs, Mayday, Ces Cru, Cash Lanksy and Marley B at The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave: 7 p.m. doors, $20. Details: rocktucson.com.
Dec. 2: Judy Collins at The Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.. 6:30 p.m. doors, $22-$74. Details: foxtucsontheatre.org.
Dec. 3: Casey Donahew Band at The Rialto Theatre, 7 p.m. doors, $14 adv./$16 day of show. Details: rialtotheatre.com.
Dec. 4: Reel Big Fish with The Maxies and The Endless Pursuit at The Rock, 6:30 p.m. doors, $18. Details: rocktucson.com.
Dec. 6: Hemlock with Hillbilly Bo, Metal Saint, Sorrows Ruin, ElyZian and Hell Follows at The Rock, 6 p.m. doors, $13.Details: rocktucson.com.
Dec. 7: The Browning at The Rock, 6 p.m. doors, $15. Details: rocktucson.com.
“Horrible Bosses 2”
“The Penguins of Madagascar”
“As Above, So below”
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
“The Hundred-Foot Journey”
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
“Dolphin Tale 2”
“When the Game Stands Tall”
Nov. 26: Digital Art Student Exhibit, Visual Arts Student Gallery, West Campus Santa Rita building second floor, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nov. 26: NASA Bake Sale, West Campus Bookstore Lobby, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dec. 1: Keeping Tucson Warm-Food, Blanket and Clothing Drive, West Campus Student Life, All day event
Dec. 2: Interdisciplinary Study Club Presentation: “Let’s Talk About Sex,” West Campus, J-G05, 6-9 p.m. 18+. Details: email@example.com
Dec 2: Jazz Ensemble, West Campus Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Details: 206-6986
Dec. 2: Holiday Fair, Northwest Campus Student Life Second floor, 10 a.m-2 p.m. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 3: “Astronomy for All” viewing and talk by UA assistant professor Gurtina Besla, East Campus, Room 403, 6 p.m. Free. Details: 206-7672
Dec 9-10: Cram Jam, Northwest Campus Student Life Center D201, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Details: email@example.com.
PIMA HOME SPORTS
Dec. 3: Women’s basketball vs. Glendale CC, West Campus, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 3: Men’s basketball vs. Glendale CC, West Campus, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 6: Women’s basketball vs. Eastern Arizona College, West Campus, 2 p.m.
Dec. 6: Men’s basketball vs. Eastern Arizona College, West Campus, 4 p.m.
Compiled by Aztec Press staffers
Live music: Katie Stewart
Movie openings: Alex Fruechtenicht
Pima home sports: Caleb Foster
Tucson events: Jamie Verwys
Video game releases: Alex Fruechtenicht
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By JAMIE VERWYS
The sounds of harmonicas and slide guitars will fill the air at the Blues and Heritage Festival of the Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation.
The nonprofit group works to keep Tucson’s blues scene vibrant by spreading music and culture.
The foundation plays an active role within the community, sponsoring Blues in Schools programs and hosting live music events.
Their largest annual event is the Blues and Heritage Festival, which takes place Oct. 19 from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. First Ave.
With live performances by local and visiting musicians, the festival hopes to share the heritage of blues with the community and cultivate a family environment for people to come together.
The foundation secretary, Rita Flattley, has worked at Pima Community College for 30 years. She teaches social-cultural studies at both Desert Vista and East campuses.
Flattley became involved with the Blues Heritage Foundation because she loves music.
“I am not a musician but I love music,” she says.
“I am interested in educating people to understand the roots of purely American music.”
After attending her first foundation meeting and volunteering, she was elected to the board.
“When I am working at the festival and look across the crowd and see smiling faces and tapping feet, it’s just a fabulous rush of happiness,” she said.
This year’s festival theme is “Blues for Pink.” In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
A Chicago-based band, the Cash Box Kings, will headline the event in their first Tucson performance.
The band’s take on classic Delta Blues and blues of the 1940s earned praise from the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards. Their album “Black Toppin’” was named Best Traditional Blues Album of the year.
Other performers will include Cholla High School Blues Standards, Baja Arizona Blues, Angel Diamond and the Blues Disciples, Johnny Ain’t Right and Union Stone Band.
Advance tickets are available at all Bookman’s locations or at azblues.org for $8. Admission costs $10 at the door. Children 18 and under are free.
For more information, visit azblues.org.