Category Archives: Performance Art

Bringing the show to you


With everyone spending more time indoors and online it occurred to some of our community members to generate fresh content. They decided to use the interwebs as a force for good to try and help local musicians. So presented here in a digital safe space you can catch the following concerts and maybe even drop a 5 spot in the digital tip jar.

Tucson Studio has taken the curated space approach to their pop-up field recording sessions. Backed by UA presents Tucson Studio was launched with the local musician in mind. As means to maintain exposure and hopefully help with revenue. All of the performances are very intimate and the lineup of performers thus far are as eclectic as Tucson.

No Audience This is what happens when you have a crew of sound and light engineers just sitting around. Motivated by a lack of paying gigs the same guys that help make shows happen downtown traded their downtime for doing what they do best. Putting on shows.

Club Congress TV Launching back in April CCTV started with livestreams captured from the quarentined performers homes before making it back their Congress stage in May. They are presently in a respite but have literal hours of video on their channel.

Wak Pow Wow

Saturday and Sunday, March 17th &18th

The annual inter-tribal activities and artisan’s marketplace featuring Native American tribes from around the United States, hosted by Southern Arizona’s Tohono O’odham Nation (Sonoran Desert People). Categories include team dancing, hoop dance, drum contest, owl dance, inter-tribal dances, and many more.
San Xavier | 1950 W San Xavier Rd | 10 am entry

Val Kilmer as Citizen Twain

Saturday, August 5th

In Citizen Twain, Val Kilmer presents the legend as we’ve never encountered him, with all his glorious contradictions intact, all his strengths and weaknesses in play. Poised on the shadowy border of life and death and in a realm outside of time, Twain is part stand-up comic and part philosopher, an immortal intelligence in a mortal body, both wildly hilarious and deeply somber. With eternity on his mind and whiskey and cigar smoke on his breath, Twain threatens to upstage God himself as he ponders existence’s great issues, from man’s capacity for cruelty to the idiocy of politicians. Twain’s reach as a thinker and conversationalist is shown to be virtually boundless in Kilmer’s play, ranging from matters of science and technology to questions of morality and myth, and proving Twain correct in his assertion that he was not “an American” at all— he was “the American.” Period. via artist fb
Rialto Theatre | 318 E Congress | 7pm

David Sedaris

Monday, May 8th

Humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor. He was publicly recognized in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay “SantaLand Diaries”. He published his first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, in 1994. His next five essay collections, Naked (1997), Holidays on Ice (1997), Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000), Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004), and When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008), became New York Times Best Sellers.  In 2010, he released a collection of stories, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary.  In 2013, Sedaris released his latest collection of essays, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.

Much of Sedaris’ humor is ostensibly autobiographical and self-deprecating, and often concerns his family life, his middle-class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, his Greek heritage, homosexuality, jobs, education, drug use, and obsessive behaviors, and his life in France, London, and the English South Downs. via artists wiki
Fox Theatre | 71 W Congress | 730pm

Ring of Fire

March 4th-25th

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and family. The show features 38 classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune – performed by a multi-talented cast of ten, and paints a musical portrait of The Man in Black.
Temple of Music & Art | 330 S Scott | Tickets & Showtimes