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Happenings -- Week of Jan. 22

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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:00 am

THEATER

Friday, Jan. 24

• Enjoy the comedy of Colin Quinn who offers his unique comedic perspective on our national character from predator drones to the Kardashians pulling no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers planned. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $22-$42; 547-3040.

 

Sunday, Jan. 26

• Bring the entire family to the spellbinding Cirque D’Or featuring a cast of world champion acrobats, contortionists, and aerial artists from around the world. Details: 3 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $28-$53; 547-3040. 

• Animal lovers, get ready for Jungle Jack Hanna bringing nearly 30 animals and sharing stories and footage from his TV appearances. Details: 4 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $30-$50; 621-3341. 

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday; Jan. 23

• Celebrate your inner outlaw at Outlaw Country - The Music of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams Jr. who played their own honky-tonk sound presented by Lonely Street Productions. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $20-$35; 547-3040.

 

Friday, Jan. 24

• Enjoy a re-creation of three operas with Tchaikovsky’s musical offerings at The Opera Project presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7:30 p.m.; St. Mark’s Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road; $20; 797-3959.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 25-26

• Enjoy the musical hits of Billy Joel and Elton John performed by charismatic actor and musician Michael Cavanaugh: Movin’ Out - SuperPops! Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $27-$70; 882-8585.

 

Sunday, Jan. 26

• Don’t miss rock pioneers The Tokens whose showmanship humor and musicianship has made them a favorite headliner throughout the world. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818.

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday, Jan. 24

• Help raise funds for Integrative Touch for Kids at the Tucson Butterfly Gala with dinner, dancing and an auction. Details: 6 p.m.; Skyline Country, 5200 N. St. Andrew’s Drive; $150; 303-4992 or www.integrativetouch.org.

• Help raise funds for the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation as Hotel Congress transforms itself into a Prohibition-era speakeasy with big-band swing music at the Dillinger Days Speakeasy. Details: 7-10, 311 E. Congress St.; $25; 622-8848 or www.hotelcongress.com.

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 24-26

• Enjoy a toe-tapping good time at the 28th Annual Bluegrass Festival with music, entertainment, classic cars (Saturday only), and vendors. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pinal County Fairgrounds, 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Road; $8, under 12 free; 520-723-7881 orwww.pinalfairgrounds.com.

Saturday, Jan. 25

• Receive up to 60 lbs. of produce for a $10 donation at Market on the Move. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Santa Catalina Catholic Parish, 14380 N. Oracle Road.

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 25-26

• Browse vendors, attend seminars, and enjoy kids’ activities at Repticon Tucson Reptile and Exotic Animal Show. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road; $10, $5 ages 5-12; www.repticon.com.

Sunday, Jan. 26

• See how recycled broken pots and shards can be repurposed and crafted into fine jewelry at the Mata Ortiz to You Jewelry Trunk Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free admission; 622-6014. 

 

CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, Jan. 23

• Take golf lessons from the Arizona Women’s Golf Association. Details: Forty-Niner Country Club, 1200 E. Tanque Verde Road; www.awga.org or 602-253-5655.

 

Saturday, Jan. 25

• Create a long-term plan that takes care of people and the environment at the same time at Sustainable Landscape with guidance from Dan Dorsey of the non-profit Sonoran Permaculture Guild. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $75, $65 members; 326-9686.  

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Jan. 25

• Sign up to play at Coronado Little League Registration. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Dick’s Sporting Goods, Oro Valley Marketplace; www.coronadoll.org.

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, Jan. 23

• Address some commonly-held fears at the interactive workshop Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters on the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Details: 2 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; free admission; 322-6601.

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