ATC’s first ever production of Shakespeare’s poetic masterpiece.
Jealousy. Prejudice. Betrayal. And the chance that true love could actually conquer all.Romeo and Juliet comes to vibrant life through the inventive talents of award-winning director Kirsten Brandt and designer David Lee Cuthbert, whose state-of-the-art scenery, lighting and projections bring new life to the warring world of the Capulets and Montagues.
Temple of Music and Art | 330 S. Scott Ave | 7pm
Over 100 million people from around the world tuned in to NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2009 to see The Texas Tenors become the highest ranking vocal group in the history of the show. From Alabama to Puccini, John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher bring their unique blend of Country, Gospel, Classical and Broadway to the stage. With breathtaking vocals, humor and cowboy charm The Texas Tenors have traveled the globe. Their debut album Country Roots – Classical Sound has the distinction of being the only independent album to be #1 on both the Country and Classical charts.
TCC Music Hall | 260 S Church | 2pm
The 12th Annual Möda Provŏcateūr, is an event celebrating the best of Tucson style while raising funds for the programs and services of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF). The evening will include performances from BreakOut Studios and Artifact Dance Project as well as winning fashions from “Project Möda”, an annual design contest that seeks out the best designers in Tucson and tasks them with creating edgy, avant-garde designs to be featured at the event.
TCC Grand Ballroom | 260 S Church | SAAF
THE WORLD’S LONGEST NON-MOTORIZED PARADE HIGHLIGHTS TUCSON’S LA FIESTA DE LOS VAQUEROS
Each year, more than 200,000 people enjoy the western-themed floats and buggies, historic horse-drawn coaches, festive Mexican folk dancers, marching bands and outfitted riders. The route begins at Park Avenue and Ajo Way, continues south to Irvington Road, then heads west on Irvington Road to South 6th Avenue.
Grandstands for viewing are located on Irvington at South 6th Avenue. See tickets for information for Grandstand tickets. Viewing along both sides of the route, which stretches just over a mile, is available at no charge. Tickets for Grandstand seating at Irvington and South 6th Ave, $10 adults, $5 kids under 13. Call (520) 294-1280 for grandstand tickets. The main parking lot at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, just behind the parade grandstands, opens at 4 a.m. on parade day for spectator parking. Enter the lot from 3rd Ave. at Irvington Road. Parking is $5 per vehicle. February 26th 9am Tucson Rodeo Grounds | 6th Ave & Irvington | tucsonrodeo.com
Spamalot, a silly and highly irreverent musical comedy “lovingly ripped off” from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail, parodies the legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and received 14 Tony Award nominations.
The play borrows lines and jokes freely from the film Monty Python’s Holy Grail. Fans of Monty Python will delight in the trademark silliness and humor they have come to expect. Spamalot adds swipes at Vegas glitz and Broadway conventions to the film’s anarchic spirit. The quest of King Arthur and his comically inept knights for the Holy Grail has been woven into another quest: that of bringing the king and his entourage to the enchanted land called Broadway.
Thursday February 26 – March 8
Proscenium Theatre | 2202 W. Anklam Rd. | www.pima.edu/cfa
Two World Music Trailblazers Unite! Collaborating for the first time ever, the pioneering vocalist Zap Mama & Brooklyn-based band Antibalas come together to celebrate the evolution of contemporary Afro music. From Afrobeat to Afro-pop music, Zap Mama mixes African vocal techniques with European polyphony, while Antibalas effortlessly fuses Afrobeat with New York City Latin funk and traditional drumming of Cuba and West Africa.
America’s premier afrobeat band, Antibalas, is excited to hit the Fox stage in a collaborative performance with Zap Mama – Marie Daulne’s international polyphonic vocal group! Wednesday February 25th, 7:30pm Fox Theatre | 17 W Congress | foxtucsontheatre.org
TIG NOTARO has guest Starred on NBC’s “Community” and is slated to appear on HBO’s animated series, “The Life and Times of Tim.” Most notably, she played “Officer Tig” on Comedy Central’s “The Sarah Silverman Program” and was a regular on ABC’s “In the Motherhood,” opposite Cheryl Hines and Megan Mullally. She has performed stand-up on numerous shows, such as “Comedy Central Presents,” Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “The Benson Interruption” and “Carson Daly.” Tig has also had regular invitations to festivals such as SXSW, Montreal Just For Laughs, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Sketch Fest and Bumbershoot, just to name a few. On August 2, 2011, Tig is released her debut album, “Good One” partnered with the long-anticipated DVD, “Have Tig at Your Party” on prestigious indie music label, Secretly Canadian, where she is the first and only comedian to be signed. Wednesday February 25th, 7pm
Rialto Theatre | 318 E Congress | rialtotheatre.com