The New Pueblo ~ brought to you by Rio Nuevo

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Hosted by long time Tucsonan, Rosa Julia Nenninger, the New Pueblo will cover the Old Pueblo from a NEW perspective.

From Park Place Mall to Mercado San Augustin, the merchants of the Rio Nuevo District add to Tucson’s economic vitality every day. The new all volunteer Rio Nuevo Board invites you to join us weekly at the New Pueblo to learn more about Tucson’s entrepreneurs and their exciting economic development happening every day.

What’s Happening……

March 1
6 – 8 p.m
The Sherman-Weyant Anarchist Implosion
MOCA
265 S. Church Ave
The Sherman-Weyant Anarchist Implosion have created a site-specific ambient audio work that is inspired and provoked by Peter Young’s paintings while also explicitly devised to acoustically activate the MOCA Great Hall’s unique properties. Echoing and celebrating Young’s career of painterly process-based abstraction, The Sherman-Weyant Anarchist Implosion will present a multithreaded performative soundscape that is both algorithmic and improvisational. FREE for all

March 1- March 3
Tucson Fringe Festival
Hotel Congress
311 E. Congress Street
Fringe doesn’t curate. Fringe is different. Fringe loves new work. Fringe restores the artist’s creative influence. Fringe doesn’t charge you an arm and a leg. Fringe doesn’t tell you to eat your vegetables. Fringe gives all the money back to the artist. Fringe is a laboratory for ideas. Fringe is the future of performance. Fringe is community. Fringe is awesome.Our hope in bringing the Fringe to Tucson is to expand upon an already thriving theatrical community by promoting affordable opportunities for artists to craft original ideas while presenting a wider array of performance practices to the spectators. For schedule downtowntucson.org/

March 2
7:45 p.m
Too Jewish Radio Live
Fox Tucson Theatre
The “Too Jewish Radio Show with Rabbi Sam Cohon and Friends” will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a live radio variety show broadcast from the Fox Theatre on March 2, 2013 featuring comedian Richard Lewis, Rabbi Sam Cohon and Friends, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Congressman Ron Barber, the Avanim Rock Band, local band Boreas, and a variety of other talented contributors.

Through March 29 Wednesday – Sunday 12 – 5 p.m
Peter Young: Capitalist Masterpieces
MOCA
265 S. Church Ave.
MOCA Tucson is pleased to announce our new exhibition, Peter Young: Capitalist Masterpieces. Young (b. 1940) emerged in New York in the 1960s and quickly rose to prominence on the global art scene. Young exhibited at the Leo Castelli and Noah Goldowsky Galleries (the latter under the aegis of Dick Bellamy), and graced the cover of Artforum in 1971. His work was included in shows at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Guggenheim, Albright- Knox and Corcoran Museums, as well as the Walker Art Center. Young garnered equal success in Europe, exhibiting with Rolf Ricke in Cologne and at Documenta 5 in Kassel, Germany. Peter Young’s work entered many of the era’s most prominent collections: Robert Scull, Philip Johnson, Horace and Holly Solomon, Joseph Helman, Ben Heller, Peter Ludwig, Arne Glimcher, Roy Neuberger, Bruno Bischofberger, et al. Yet by the time critical attention arrived, the artist had left New York to travel around the Mediterranean, then Mexico, Costa Rica, and the American Southwest settling in Bisbee, Arizona in 1972 where he continues to live and work today. moca-tucson.org

Through July 14
Elements in Western Art: Water, Fire, Air and Earth, Desert Grasslands, Art + the Machine, Femina: Images of the Feminine From Latin America
Tucson Museum of Art
140 N. Main Ave
Elements in Western Art: Water, Fire, Air and Earth continues through Friday, June 14. Desert Grasslands, works by 18 artists exhibited as part of the Desert Initiative Project: Desert 1, opens Saturday, Jan. 26, and runs through Sunday, July 7. Art + the Machine continues through Sunday, July 14. Femina: Images of the Feminine From Latin America opens Saturday, Jan. 26, and runs through Saturday, Sept. 14. The traditional holiday exhibit, El Nacimiento,runs through Saturday, June 1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday; $10, $8 senior, $5 college student with ID, free age 18 or younger, active military or veteran with ID, and TMA members; free the first Sunday of every month. Visit tucsonmuseumofart.org for more information.

February 27 – March 6
Wednesdays at 6 p.m
Art Now! Art since the 1980s
MOCA
265 S. Church Ave
Dr. Paul Ivey is back with this popular series of casual art talks devoted to art since the 1980s. Inspiring, provocative, fun, challenging, enlightening, heretical, hysterical and interactive, Art Now! 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. Members $5, Non-members $10 Admission includes wine, snacks and great conversation.

March 14
5 p.m
MOCA Lit presents Art Reading / Reading Art: An Unbook
MOCA
265 S. Church Ave
Whether silently to ourselves, or aloud with companions, we often attempt to make meaning of new art in front of us by putting words to it. But what words do we choose? The words most commonly associated with art are those of curators, in wall labels and catalogue essays, and critics, in reviews and magazine articles. We too often overlook the many other words that can meaningfully be brought to bear on visual art and that reflect the full complexity and richness language has to offer. Join Greg Albers, founder and publisher of Hol Art Books in four evenings dedicated to exploring great art writers in Fiction, Poetry, Essays, and Artists’ Texts. Rather than a single book, each evening will focus on a selection of shorter texts meant to be read quickly, and discussed in length. Participate in one or all. Spring: Fiction & Artists’ Text, Fall Poetry & Essays

March 22
3:30 p.m
Museum Studies: So You Want to be a Curator?
MOCA
265 S. Church Ave
Curate was one of dictionary.com’s “Worst Words of 2012”, in this case, “worst” meaning overused and thus devalued. What does it mean to “curate” in the internet age, where, as the folks at dictionary.com ask –are you a curator because you found 10 cute puppy photos and posted them on your wall? We’ll discuss the history and evolution of curation and debate the various degrees of the democratization of curatorial practice in the Occupy era.About Museum Studies: This course is designed for participants in our Museums Studies Internship Program; however, we have opened up the course to interested parties. Prospective docents, students, community members, artists wanting to learn more about art culture and the industry, teens considering a museum career, and anyone interested in learning more about new art and new ideas are welcome to attend. Members FREE, Non-members free with paid admission

March 24
Music starts at 1PM
FESTIVAL EN EL BARRIO
El Presidio neighborhood at Tucson Museum of Art entrance
166 W Alameda
Enjoy this all day, outdoor event while benefitting local community radio station, 91.3 KXCI. 3 stages of music, crafts, food vendors and more! $42 – VIP Pass including seating in the area closest to the stage, a private bartender, and private bathrooms. Enjoy the Festival in comfort! $24 – General Admission advance. $27 General Admission day of show. **$4 discount for KXCI members.** rialtotheatre.com

March 28
5:30 p.m
Librarian’s Wardrobe
MOCA
265 S. Church Ave
What does a librarian look like? The trope of the hipster librarian has become commonplace in the information era, “sexy librarians” are pervasive, and reactions are mixed. Join Nicole Pagowsky, creator of the blog Librarian Wardrobe, as she discusses current stereotypes of librarians examining internal and external perceptions, implications for the profession and society, and how Librarian Wardrobe serves as a catalog of information worker style. Come dressed in your best Librarian outfit and be featured on Librarian Wardrobe! Nicole Pagowsky is an Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Arizona. She created Librarian Wardrobe in 2010 and has presented on librarian style and stereotypes at webinars and conferences across the country. Free for members, $5 non-members

March 29
6 – 8 p.m
Closing Celebration with Peter Young
MOCA
265 S. Church Ave
Last chance to see the exhibition and celebrate the turning of the season. Closing reception with Mexican music chosen by DJ Joven, aka artist Peter Young! Catch his radio show, La Voz de Ambos Naco on Bisbee’s Community Radio, Wednesday evenings a 7pm. Cash bar and food trucks, Free for all

March 30
5 p.m
Genius Talks: Dr. Anna Dornhaus
MOCA
265 S. Church Ave
Evolutionary Biologist Anna Dornhaus’ research has overturned conventional thinking with regard to animal social behavior and labor division, communication and resource allocation. She is Associate Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology University of Arizona and holds a PhD in Zoology from the University of Wurzburg. FREE for members, $5 non-members

April 12
MOCA Local Genius Awards Ceremony & Gala Celebration
Leo Rich Theatre and MOCA
The MOCA Local Genius Award honors those visionary and innovative Tucsonans whose activities have a global impact, and whose talents have been internationally recognized. The Awards are a testament to the rich intellectual diversity of Tucson and a reflection of MOCA’s commitment to honoring cutting edge creativity in all disciplines and practices.

The Awards are inspired by the ancient Roman concept of genius loci, or “the spirit of place”, the unique sensibility that sets a place apart from others. What is Tucson’s genius loci? A radical landscape that both challenges and awes, magical light that inspires, endless vistas that remind us of the grand passage of time and a complex history and heritage that provides a rich diversity of thought and sensibility. Only in Tucson could such a diversity of genius flourish – genius characterized by innovation and creativity, a passionate commitment to one’s pursuits, and to pursuits beyond oneself. Each of the Local Geniuses are unique contributors to their respective fields and are both a product of and a contributor to Tucson’s unique genius loci.Ticket information and purchase moca-tucson.org

April 7
10 a.m – 3 p.m
Cyclovia Tucson
Downtown to South Tucson: Armory Park, Barrio Histórico, Santa Rosa Park, Ochoa Elementary, Mission View Elementary, South Tucson, Santa Rita Park

April 16
6 p.m
Carson Scholars Science Cafe Series
Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant
198 W. Cushing Street
This Spring 2013, the Science Café series at Cushing Street Restaurant will feature researchers from the Carson Scholars program based at the UA’s Institute of the Environment. The Carson Scholars are graduate students who focus on environmentally related fields, pursue interdisciplinary studies, and work to communicate their science in ways that engage the public with environmental insights and issues. We all live in a rapidly changing world. The more we learn about how our world works, and about the complex interdependence of our environmental systems, the more we understand the balance that our world needs to sustain life. The graduate student scientists in the Carson Scholars program at the UA’s Institute of the Environment all study topics that relate to how our environment works, and how we can adapt to changing climate and land use to achieve a more sustainable, balanced future on planet Earth. Flandrau Science Center is thrilled to be partnering with the Carson Scholars program for the Spring 2013 Science Café Series so the pubic can learn about the science, and solutions, being discovered by this new generation of environmental scientists. Seating is limited so please arrive early. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. flandrau.org

April 20
5 p.m
Harry Bertoia
MOCA
265 S. Church Ave
Join Celia Berotia for an intimate discussion of the work of her father, artist Harry Bertoia (1915-1978). Bertoia left an enormous legacy of sculptures and drawings and expressed his love of form as a jeweler, printmaker, furniture designer, sculptor, and philosopher. Bertoia designed modern chairs for Knoll, crafted over 50 public sculptures, etched hundreds of monoprints, and welded thousands of sculptures. Well-known for his sound pieces and iconic furniture, you’ll be surprised to find a wide range of work from delicate jewelry to massive fountains, from an asymmetrical chaise lounge to petite children’s chairs, from detailed graphics to thunderous gongs, Bertoia’s legacy is as vast as it is under explored. Free for members, $5 non-members

May 21
6 p.m
Carson Scholars Science Cafe Series
Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant
198 W. Cushing Street
This Spring 2013, the Science Café series at Cushing Street Restaurant will feature researchers from the Carson Scholars program based at the UA’s Institute of the Environment. The Carson Scholars are graduate students who focus on environmentally related fields, pursue interdisciplinary studies, and work to communicate their science in ways that engage the public with environmental insights and issues. We all live in a rapidly changing world. The more we learn about how our world works, and about the complex interdependence of our environmental systems, the more we understand the balance that our world needs to sustain life. The graduate student scientists in the Carson Scholars program at the UA’s Institute of the Environment all study topics that relate to how our environment works, and how we can adapt to changing climate and land use to achieve a more sustainable, balanced future on planet Earth. Flandrau Science Center is thrilled to be partnering with the Carson Scholars program for the Spring 2013 Science Café Series so the pubic can learn about the science, and solutions, being discovered by this new generation of environmental scientists. Seating is limited so please arrive early. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. flandrau.org

May 24
7 p.m doors / 8 p.m showtime
DEVO
Rialto Theatre Congress Street
Recorded under the auspices of pioneering producer Brian Eno, 1978’s Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! was seen as a call to arms by some and became an underground hit. Others found DEVO’s sound, imagery, and material threatening; Rolling Stone, for example, called the group fascists. But such criticism missed the point: DEVO dramatized conformity, emotional repression, and dehumanization in order to attack them, not to pay tribute to them. While 1979’s Duty Now for the Future was another strong effort, the band broke through to the mainstream with 1980’s Freedom of Choice, which contained the platinum-selling hit single, “Whip It”, and represented a peak in their songwriting. The video for “Whip It” became an MTV smash, juxtaposing the band’s low-budget futuristic look against a down-home farm setting and hints of S&M. rialtotheatre.ticketforce.com

ONGOING EVENTS

Thursdays 5:15pm
Yoga @ MOCA
MOCA
265 S. Church Ave
Members Free, Non-members $5
Nourish your mind, body and soul practicing yoga among inspiring works of art with yogi Joanne Miller in MOCA’s Great Hall! Joanne began her practice of yoga over 20 years ago in Colorado, and is a certified yoga teacher training with Darren Rhodes and Christina Sell in 2010. Her classes are a blend of focused attention on alignment while safely honoring individual strengths and abilities, combined with a healthy dose of playful and positive mindfulness.

Wednesdays 2-5 p.m
Next Lounge
MOCA
265 S. Church Ave
High School students with valid ID are welcome free at the Museum for Next Lounge, a safe, fun, inspiring afterschool program. Hang out, draw, watch an art video, get help with your homework—this unstructured “lounge” will be supervised by artists/mentors with a wide range of expertise to offer the Next generation. Free

Thursdays 3 – 6 p.m
Santa Cruz River Framers’ market
Mercado San Agustin
100 S. Avenida del Convento
Shop Local and Support the Community Food Bank! Find fresh, sustainably grown foods while supporting local farmers and producers. The market offers Arizona fruits and vegetables, plants, flowers, eggs, honey, free-range meat, baked goods, bath and body products and more! Enjoy entertainment and educational events including live music, cooking demonstrations, gardening workshops, and children’s activities. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors- a great way to get to know your community!

Saturdays 9 a.m – 1 p.m
The Farmers’ Market at Maynards
Historic Train Depot downtown
With 20+ vendors from Tucson and surrounding areas, this Farmers’ Market location, now celebrating it’s second year, provides residents who live in or near downtown a weekly opportunity to enjoy shopping for fresh, local products without to leave the neighborhood. Three nearby garages, three large lots, and on-street parking availability provide visitors to the Farmers’ Market with plenty of parking options

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