Events happening in Southern AZ for January

Events happening in Southern AZ for January

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Event's happening in and around southern Arizona this month. 
Check out the events by county here:


1-3/27   TUCSON: Raptor Free Flight - Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, watch from the flight path as native birds of prey fly so close, you can feel the brush of feathers, presentations at 10 am & 2 pm, different raptors fly in each demonstration so plan to spend the day and enjoy both, 520-883-1380 or

8-24       TUCSON: Crimes of the Heart - resident main stage company at The Community Playhouse,

11-31     TUCSON: 32nd Annual 2016 Senior Olympic Festival - annual celebration of fitness among seniors (ages 50+) features nearly 100 events and activities at more than 30 venues, 520-791-3244 or

14           TUCSON: Oro Valley Concert Series – Ocotillo Rain & Thunder - Oro Valley Marketplace, Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance presents Ocotillo Rain and Thunder Bluegrass Band made up from 11 members of all walks of life; they all agreed on one thing when they formed this band, to give back to the community, each month they choose a charity and all tips and wages go to that charity, bring a chair, free, 6 pm, 520-797-3959 or

14-23     TUCSON: 25th Annual Jewish Film Festival - Jewish Community Center, series of American and international films that entertain and foster understanding of Jewish culture and heritage, 520-299-3000 or

14-24     TUCSON: Tucson Jazz Festival – Fox Tucson Theatre, kicks off the Tucson Jazz Festival, presents jazz of all genres and brings thousands of people to historic downtown Tucson,

15           TUCSON: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Centennial Hall, Pinchas Zukerman principal guest conductor and violin, Jonathan Biss, piano, acknowledged as one of the UK's most prodigious orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) enjoys an international reputation for bringing audiences worldwide first-class performances and the highest possible standards of music-making across a diverse range of musical repertoire, 8 pm,

15-17     TUCSON: 26th Annual Shootout – Fort Lowell Park, three-day soccer extravaganza open to under-9 to under-16 teams, boys and girls teams affiliated with U. S. Youth Soccer or Arizona Youth Soccer, starts with the Parade of Teams and Soccer Olympics, 350-370 teams with 1,500 games scheduled, 520-529-1493 or    H

15-17     TUCSON: Tucson Mini-Festival -  Square & Round Dance - sponsored by Southern Arizona Callers & Cuers Association, including SACCA Callers & Cuers, featured caller Bill Harrison of Cheltenham, Maryland, $,

16-17     TUCSON: Byron Stripling: Sounds of New Orleans - SuperPops! - Tucson Music Hall, by Tucson Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stuart Chafetz, a spectacular trumpeter with a wide range, beautiful tone, and ability to blend together many influences into his own style, Stripling is an extroverted performer, the happiness that he exudes through his trumpet, his vocals and his words is reminiscent of Louis Armstrong, yet very much his own, 8 & 2 pm,

16-17     TUCSON: Mineral Madness - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, whether you're an amateur rock hound or serious collector there's something for you, find new treasures at the Mineral Showcase and Sale and learn about the amazing world of minerals at family activity stations around grounds, you can also take in a live musical performance or jewelry-making demo, free with museum admission, 9 am – 4 pm, 520-883-2702 or

16-2/6   TUCSON: Fences - Temple of Music and Art, by Arizona Theater Company, the gripping story of sanitation worker Troy Maxson, a star baseball player whose career was blunted by the racism prevalent in pre-Jackie Robinson America, feeling his world rapidly changing, he builds a fence to protect what is familiar and hold off what threatens, shows what can happen when a strong man is robbed of his dreams, 520-622-2823 or

17           TUCSON: Sun Run 5K & 10K for Pima College Track and Field – Reid Park, pancake-flat, lightning-fast USAT&F Certified 10K course or opt for the shorter 5KRun/Walk, kids' run, includes two water stops, benefits Pima Community College Cross-Country and Track & Field, $22-30, 9 am, 520-977-4072 or

17           TUCSON: Piano & Friends: Nikki Chooi, violin with Amy Yang, piano - Leo Rich Theater, featuring Poulenc: Violin Sonata, Op.119; Bach: Chaconne in D Minor; Prokofiev: Violin Sonata in F Minor, Op.80; Gershwin-Heiftez: 3 Preludes, presented by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, $10-30, 3 pm,

17           TUCSON: Montery Jazz Festival on Tour 2016 - Centennial Hall, featuring critically-acclaimed, Grammy-winning jazz artists, the Monterey Jazz Festival all-star tour band features Nicholas Payton on trumpet; Ravi Coltrane on tenor and soprano saxophones; musical director Gerald Clayton on piano; Joe Sanders on bass; Justin Brown on drums and Rau Midon on vocals, 7 pm, /

19           TUCSON: Janet Jackson - Unbreakable World Tour - Tucson Arena, 8 pm,

20-2/7   TUCSON: Tucson Desert Song Festival - a 10-day classical voice festival bringing internationally known soloists and conductors to perform alongside Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Chamber Artists, UApresents, Chamber Music Plus, Ballet Tucson at varied locations,

22-23     TUCSON: Dillinger Days – Downtown Tucson, Friday night's Speakeasy recaptures the spirit of the 1930s; Saturday activities include re-enactments of John Dillinger's capture, vintage car shows, live music, tours of the Hotel Congress, and downtown walking tours, free, 520-622-8848 or 800-722-8848 or

22-24     TUCSON: Mahler and Martial Arts - Classic - Tucson Music Hall, by Tucson Symphony Orchestra, featuring George Hanson, conductor laureate and Sasha Cooke, mezzo, Richard Cox, tenor, Anne Gratz, cello; Tan Dun: Crouching Tiger Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra; Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde a TSO premiere of full orchestra version; prepare for Chinese New Year by delving into ancient Chinese legends and poetry, in partnership with the Tucson Desert Song Festival, 8 & 2 pm,

23           TUCSON: Emanuel Ax - Centennial Hall, one of the best known concert pianists of the 21st century, 8 pm,

23-24     TUCSON: La Encantada Fine Art Festival - Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance presents its annual fine art-festival featuring works by some of the nation's finest artisans, free children's art activities, theater and dance performances, and live music, the Four Corners Festival encompasses the four plazas at the intersection of Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue, free, Sat. 10 am - 5 pm; Sun. 11 am - 4 pm, 520-797-3959 or

24           TUCSON: 9th Annual Sunrise at Old Tucson Cross Country Trail Run – Old Tucson Studios –family-friendly competitive running race, participants receive free entry, trailside breakfast and a T-shirt, admission to Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 4-mile trail loops through the dusty streets, horse trails and desert terrain, cowboy costumes, children and strollers are welcome, also a little kids race, $12-35, 8 am, 520-991-0733 or

27           TUCSON: Minquet Quartet - Leo Rich Theater, taking its name from an 18th-century Spanish philosopher who attempted to make the fine arts available to the masses, Germany's Minguet Quartet brings its "Homage to Glenn Gould," featuring the Bach fugal music Gould loved so much, a Bach concerto Gould loved to play (here featuring the compelling German pianist Andreas Klein), and Gould's own rarely-heard string quartet, $10-30, 7:30 pm,

28-2/8   TUCSON: J.O.G.S. Show – Tucson Expo Center, this exciting gem and jewelry show event draws buyers and exhibitors from all over the world, products like fine and finish jewelry, silver, gold, gemstones, findings, beads, minerals, watches, fashion jewelry, gem decor, jewelry gift items will be presented at the show, 600 exhibitors, 10 am – 6 pm,

29           TUCSON: Bodytraffic - Centennial Hall, contemporary dance with fresh, new choreography, BODYTRAFFIC's growing repertoire is vibrant, inspiring, accessible, and challenging to both new audiences and experienced dance enthusiasts, founded in 2007 by Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, the company has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world, commissioning new works from world-class contemporary choreographers , 8 pm,

29-2/10 TUCSON: Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show – Riverpark Inn, gems, jewelry, beads, minerals, open to public and wholesale, 310-586-6816 or  or

29-2/13 TUCSON: Globe-X – Days Inn, 200 dealers of gems, minerals, fossils, mostly direct-import merchandise from around the world, including gem stones, decorator minerals, polished minerals, rough minerals, beads, opals, fossils, amber, crystals, Arizona minerals, septarians and carvings, 9 am – 7 pm,

30           TUCSON: 1880's to Steampunk – Savoy Opera House at Trail Dust Town, enjoy a traditional adult Saloon party complete with Old West gambling tables, music, dancing girls, a Whiskey tasting, and authentic saloon fare, Doc Holliday will be on hand for a "historical" game of poker of Faro, plus we will have a contest for the best Cowboy, Victorian, and Steampunk outfits, 520-202-3888 or

30-2/12 TUCSON: Tucson Electric Park RV Gem Show – gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment supplies and tools, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, 800-983-0133 or

30-2/14 TUCSON: Annual Arizona Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase – Ramada Hotel, Quality Inn & InnSuites, 300 mineral & fossil dealers from around the world offering specimens & related items in the areas of mineralogy, geology, paleontology, free, 10 am - 6 pm, 505-867-0425 or or

30-2/14    TUCSON: Kino Sports Complex Gem & Fossil Show - gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment supplies and tools, 10am-6pm, (2/14) 10am - 4pm, 800-983-0133 or

30-2/14 TUCSON: African Art Village – approx. 100 African exhibitors showcasing African masks, beads, statues and various other African artifacts from countries throughout Africa, 7:30 am – 7 pm, 520-869-7895 or

30-2/15 TUCSON: Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show –a wide variety of many unique and unusual products from all parts of various countries, 520-256-2079 or or

31           TUCSON: The Magic of Beethoven: The Complete Cello Sonatas - Leo Rich Theater, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music offers all of Beethoven's original works for cello and piano, by cellist Sharon Robinson and pianist Benjamin Hochman, a journey through Beethoven's life, from his early Classical period through his largely optimistic, tuneful middle period, to his intense, concentrated final phase, not only all five sonatas, but also Beethoven's three sets of variations on themes by Handel and Mozart, two full-length concerts separated by a dinner break, $10-30, 3 & 7:30 pm,

31-2/8   TUCSON: To Bead True-Blue – Tucson Doubletree Reid Park, a juried bead show, 500 exhibitors, the finest artists, artisans and merchants, artistic suppliers, direct importers, textile arts, jewelry design, lapidary, handmade artistic glass, fused glass, clay arts, metal smith, antiquities, enameling techniques, collectibles, wearable art, interior décor and art jewelry, 10 am – 6 pm, 530-274-2222 or or

31-2/13 TUCSON: Fine Minerals International Gem & Mineral Forum – InnSuites of Tucson, offering the finest minerals and gems from all over the globe, including new material from China, Russia and Brazil, 732-318-6760 or

31-2/14 TUCSON: American Indian Arts Exposition – Flamingo Hotel Ballroom, demonstrations and artist change every 3-7 days, dances and food held at poolside, music concert/jam session on Sunday, authentic crafts and art from 80 tribal nations, free, 520-622-4900 or   H  y


14-17     WILLCOX: 23rd Annual Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival – Willcox Community Center, a celebration of birds, nature and culture, includes guided tours and field trips for bird watching, photography, geology, ranching, agriculture, history and more, free seminars, a crafts and trade show, live animal educational booths, workshops, banquet, silent auction and keynote speaker, $6-100, 800-200-2272 or

16           TOMBSTONE: 5th Annual Gunfight at Old Tombstone - see the fastest gunfighters in the southwest compete head to head in fast draw,

16-17     SIERRA VISTA: Almeda Bradshaw – Arizona Folklore Preserve, a multi-instrumentalist, Almeda studied cello and piano through college, and is self-taught on the guitar, mandolin and various other stringed instruments, she has written poetry, journals and songs since her teen years and has been performing at cowboy gatherings throughout the west for nearly two decades, doors open at 1 pm, $6-15,

23-24     SIERRA VISTA: Dolan Ellis – Arizona Folklore Preserve, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, doors open at 1 pm, $6-15,

25           BENSON: Cowboy/Cowgirl Roundup – Singing Wind Bookshop, a gathering of cowboy and cowgirl authors & poets,  fiction writers and western historians, 1-5 pm, 520-586-2425 or

30-31     BISBEE: For the Love of Music – Bisbee's Premier Chamber Music Series – featuring Black Market Trust, gypsy violin, 2 guitars, upright bass, $10, 8 & 3 pm, 520-432-7217 or


16           TUBAC: Tubac Home Tour - Tubac Center for the Arts, 520-398-2371 or

22           TUBAC: Joe Bourne Trio - Tubac Center for the Arts, vocalist, in a Tribute to Nat King Cole, 7:30 pm, 520-398-2371 or

23           AJO: Full Moon Hikes - Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, hike the Desert View Trail with a Ranger under the light of the full moon, dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes, and bring a flashlight and water, meet the ranger at the Group Campground,

29-31     SELLS: 78th Annual Tohono O'odham Nation Rodeo & Fair - O'odham Wapkial Ha:Tas  – Eugene P. Tashquinth Sr. Livestock Complex, longest running Indian rodeo in Arizona, carnival, Waila dances, traditional games, food, arts & crafts booths, exhibits daily, traditional performances, entertainment daily, Pow Wow and parade, $5-8, 520-383-2588 or   or

30           TUBAC: 22nd Annual Santa Cruz Collectors' Car Show – Tubac Golf Resort, more than 400 collector cars, vintage cars among those to be features, fund-raiser for local youth, 10 am – 3 pm, 520-398-2704 or 520-885-6630 or   or

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