Festivals

Film festival brings international flair

May 5, 2016

By ROBYN ZELICKSON The world arrived in Tucson last month, courtesy of the Arizona International Film Festival. AIFF took place from April 14 to May 1 at The Screening Room, located downtown at 127 E. Congress St. Over the course of the festival’s 25 years, 95 countries have submitted films. “We received over 800 submissions […]

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Tucson Meet Yourself showcases culture

October 1, 2015

by MICHEAL ROMERO The Tucson Meet Yourself festival will return this month for its 42nd incarnation, from Oct. 9-11 in Downtown Tucson. The three-day event will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The festival celebrates the traditional and contemporary folk life of […]

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BEST BETS: Spring festivals abound

March 13, 2014

Compiled by Jay Becker-Norman Blessing of St. Patrick’s Day on you, or in the Gaelic spirit of St. Patty’s Day, Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! It’s springtime in Tucson, with sunshine and trademark warm weather galore. If green is your thing, or perhaps Elizabethan attire, there is plenty going on for everyone wanting to take […]

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FESTIVALS: Chalk art, spring film and more

April 4, 2013

FESTIVALS Calling all chalk artists Compiled by Nellie Silva Park Place Chalk Art Festival April 6-7 Everyone is welcome to participate in the second annual festival at Park Place, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd. The event transforms storefront sidewalks into colorful works of art. Hours on Saturday are 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free […]

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Catch bluegrass, highland games, All Souls

October 25, 2012

  Compiled by Jennifer Coulter   Desert Bluegrass Music Festival Concerts, a band contest and music workshops will be on tap Oct. 26-28 at the Desert Bluegrass Music Festival at AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road. Headliner bands include Sierra Hull and Highway 111, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, and Mark Phillips and 111rd […]

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