Weekend best betsby Tucson Citizen on Jan. 11, 2008, under Uncategorized
Friday: Tasting at Seven Cups Tea House
This is the last week the tea house is offering free tea tastings, with owner and tea master Zhuping Hodge sharing information the beverage and its culture.
When: 3-3:30 p.m. for tastings Where: 2516 E. Sixth St. Price: free for tastings Info: 881-4072, sevencups.com
Saturday: Storytellers offer up their apologies
Challenging an array of folks to take the stage and tell their life stories since 2004, the latest performances in the Odyssey Storytelling series center around apologies. “I’m Sorry!” sees a retired nurse, medical illustrator, Realtor, gallery owner, writer and other Tucsonans telling us about their regrets – or, perhaps, lack of – unscripted.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Price: $7 Info: 730-4112, OdysseyStorytelling.com
Saturday: Taste of Tubac living
Tour notable Tubac houses, including the restored Rock Corral Ranch, on the sixth annual Tubac Home Tour. Traveling at your own pace, you’ll see various architectural designs. Reservations recommended.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza RoadPrice: $25 Info: 520-398-2371 Directions: South on Interstate 19; exit 34
Sunday: Family Arts Festival
The annual Family Arts Festival will see a number of locations downtown filled with activity.
All areas will feature nonprofit showcases with representatives from a host of local groups. Features include interactive art (make your own self-portrait with The Drawing Studio, design a stamp with the Postal History Foundation) and face painting. You’ll also find all sorts of food from area restaurants. Other highlights:
> El Presidio Park: • Brazilian percussive group Batucaxé leads a carnival parade that ends at the Tucson Convention Center Plaza (11 a.m.) • On stage there will be music and dance all day, from Old Pueblo Brass Band (11:30 a.m.) to Odaiko Sonora drum group (4 p.m.) • The Tineo Mural Project, led by local public artist David Tineo, will have kids collaborating (noon-4 p.m.)
• Experience Project (between the park and the Congress Street Bridge), where you can make sculpture with the Mat Bevel Institute, poetry with the UA Poetry Center and more.
> La Placita Village: • Two stages with music, dance, puppetry and more (11 a.m.-5 p.m.)
> Tucson Convention Center: • An aerial balloon spectacular with performance troupe Flam Chen (11:45 a.m.) • Music and dance on several stages (11 a.m.-5 p.m.)
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Where: from the Tucson Convention Center, La Placita Village,El Presidio Park Price: free Info: 624-0595, FamilyArtsFestival.org
Sunday: Edgerson back in town with Globetrotters
Former University of Arizona player Eugene “Wildkat” Edgerson and his stylish afro return to the Old Pueblo when The Harlem Globetrotters, in their 82nd season, present the “Magic as Ever” basketball tour.
When: 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. Price: $16.50-$85 Info: 321-1000