Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood’s golden age. Wilder is one of only five people to have won Academy Awards as producer, director and screenwriter for the same film (The Apartment), and was the first person to accomplish this.
From the mid-1950s on, Wilder made mostly comedies.Among the classics Wilder created in this period are the farces The Seven Year Itch (1955) and Some Like It Hot (1959), satires such as The Apartment (1960), and the drama comedy Sabrina (1954). He directed fourteen different actors in Oscar-nominated performances. Wilder was recognized with the American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award in 1986. In 1988, Wilder was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. In 1993, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
The Loft Cinema | 3233 East Speedway Boulevard | loftcinema.com
Wednesdays thru March One of Tucson’s music scene’s modern treasures -Joe Noveli, starts a month long residency at RBar. Juggling multiple music projects (Nive Nielsen, Orkestra Mendoza, Brydes, trust me the list goes on), Joe will be playing his solo material every Wednesday night before he heads out to Japan on tour with Nive Nielsen and the Deer Children. Be sure to check out his back catalog on his website. joenovelli.com
Rbar | 350 E. CONGRESS ST (in the Alley) | rbartucson.com
Thursday, March 5th
MOCA curators, Anne-Marie Russell and Jocko Weyland, will lead a conversation with exhibiting artist Robert Barber! In addition, ArtNow! gives you the opportunity to share your thoughts on the wildly disparate practices and objects collectively known as “the art of our time.” Guests are encouraged to participate, share and engage in this playful rendition upending the traditional art history lecture format. MoCA | 265 South Church Avenue | 6pm
Known for raw, and raucous performances, TRAVIS SCOTT pulls the audience into his world, inviting them on a wild ride complete with stage diving and what he dubs “Raging,” taking over with music.
The Houston recording artist, producer, and songwriter has been making serious waves across the industry. His most recent mixtape, Days Before Rodeo, received unanimous critical acclaim late last year. FADER wrote, “He always brings an entirely new sound to each of his tracks,” Billboard claimed ” Travis Scott is in hot pursuit of solo rap stardom with his debut album,” Complex called the production “top notch,” and Pitchfork said, “Songs like “Mamacita” give you a good idea of just why SCOTT’s star has risen so quickly.” Rialto Theatre | 318 W Congress | 7pm
There are few American classics these days, but Don Williams is certainly one of them. With a warm hickory baritone that balances strength with a gentle concern, he draws his listener into the intimate world of an old friend, someone who cares deeply about you and the quality of your life and who will always offer a hand when you need it. With hits such as “Good Ole Boys Like Me,” “Amanda,” “Tulsa Time,” “You’re My Best Friend” and “I Believe In You,” this member of the Country Music Hall of Fame always delivers an amazing show.
Fox Theatre | 17 West Congress | 7pm
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