Willie Nelson & Family

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the last five years alone he delivered seven new releases, two of which received Grammy nominations, a career-spanning box set, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Music legend Willie Nelson makes his return to the Diamond Center on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 after nearly three years. With previous sold-out shows, tickets to see the “Red Headed Stranger” are guaranteed to go fast. Tickets are available for purchase through Star Tickets. Tickets are also available through the casino Rewards Center, which offers a 10 percent discount to Diamond Rewards Members. This show is sponsored by KIIM FM. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. Reserved tickets start at $50.

the Romo Show

Closing out this last summer, musician and bartender Steve Romo and the newly dubbed Flycatcher (the club formerly known as PLUSH), put together an idea for a “Late Night” style variety show hosted by Mr. Romo himself.  The name of the show “Romo Tonight Live”.   The idea was actually something Romo had been kicking around since childhood.  It was just a matter of destiny.  Its launch played to a packed house and has continued to grow in popularity.  With local community artist and business owner interviews, a live house band, as well as musical guests, the show does not disappoint. Romo’s upbeat persona, anecdotal storytelling and interaction with his audience keeps the tone light and fun.  The comedy shoots from the hip, is off the cuff and most definitely not for kids.  Drinking is encouraged.  Banter between stage and crowd is had.  Born of Tucson and about Tucson,  Romo’s love for his city has created an interesting addition to the nightlife here and he’s just getting started.

Party for MoCA

A fabulous art sale.
Come for the good time, leave with a new piece of art. BRINK curated a group of talented artists and is selling their work, for a good cause. Everything is available and 50% of every item sold goes to MOCA (the other half goes to the artist). The pre-reqs for a good party will also be there: booze, music & cool people.

Artists include: Michael Berman, Jeff Smith, Isaiah Toothtaker, Patrick Foley, Johnny Glenn, Henny Garfunkel, Harvey Wang and Clif Taylor.

Plus, Jackets for MOCA Raffle.

We asked a select group of Tucson’s heavy hitters to donate their time and taste to create jackets that you can win and wear. Buy a raffle ticket (or a bunch) online, at MOCA during their Shop Local Saturday Sale ( November 29th, members get first dibs on the goods) or at the event. We will draw the lucky winners at the Party for MOCA. Buy one chance to win for $10, 3 chances for $25.

Makers include: Dave Sayre, Erin Bradley, Sofie and Howe Gelb, Clif and Paula Taylor, Darren Clark, Tom Walbank, Lesli Wood, Mellow Lund and Gabriel Sullivan.
(Get raffle tickets here: http://partyformoca.com/)

Domestic Bliss

Moen Mason Gallery proudly presents Domestic Bliss, selected works by Susan Copich.

Copich is primarily known for her dark and witty humor portrayed in her 2014 photographic series Domestic Bliss. The series gives voice to Copich’s inner “darkness” while examining family life in a humorous context. In 2012, Copich began an unreleased photo series titled India. Shot entirely abroad, India celebrates the human spirit in an unfiltered light.

Like many celebrated contemporary artists, Copich’s art rarely inspires a moderate response. Copich’s journey to explore her truths is celebrated by some and shunned by others. One thing is certain, Copich’s work will continue to turn social expectations on its head. Susan Copich lives in upstate, NY where she resides with her husband and two daughters.

Jivin Scientists release Abigail

Runt & Phen (James Owens and Ryan Truncoso respectively) are members of an interstate, on the grind, Hip-Hop collective known as the Jivin Scientists.  For the video – Abigail, JS made a late night dash across the state line to New Mexico.  They met up with their artistic partner and video director Concept Flux (Phillip Torres et Crew) for a 48hr, multiple location, little to no sleep shoot.  Runt’s narrative about Abigail, tells a story about a pretty yet sad neighbor girl.  She has him at the crossroads of crush and concern, and he’s hesitant to make a move out of equal parts shyness and respectfulness of her self imposed cage.  Phen’s production sees layered vocals over an 8 bar guitar sample and a steady ebb and flow of percussive builds that Torres, in turn brings vividly to life.  Now on their third collaboration together, Jivin Scientists & Concept Flux have found a lovely kind of  synergy that hopefully keeps bearing fruit.  And with Runt & Phen already putting the finishing touches on a new album for 2015, that seems very likely.

For more Jivin Scientists : facebook / itunes / soundcloud / youtube

Winter Circus

A performance about shooting stars, gravity and lots of exercise. Mixing live music, old slides and an attempt to deny gravity in a site-specific venue. Directed by Geneva Foster Gluck (Sugar Beast Circus, Pima Community College, Theatre Department adjunct faculty). Performed by C-Cinco aerialists and Magic by Kenny Stewart.
Musical score by Sean Rogers (Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta), Mona Chambers (Brian Lopez and the Black Hearted Conquistadores), Ryan Eggleston and Andrew Collberg (Golden Boots).
December 18,19 & 20, Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm. Limited seating, tickets are $17 and available at the door and online, pre-sale tickets are available at: www.wintershow.ticketleap.com. Location: 657 West St Mary’S Road, Warehouse C5, (entrance
located behind the building parking at the plant store or Davis School across the street). Proceeds from this show go towards supporting a member of our cast going to Buenos Aires to develop new work through an artist residency.

Beauty and the Beast

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.  Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Centennial Hall!

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things to do and places to be all month long