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A night at the museum... with architecture


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Photo courtesy of Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.
Photo by Richard Barnes

Get your building design fix at these monthly Monday night lectures, presented by the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Each time there is an internationally renowned architect as a guest speaker. This Monday, March 11th: meet San Francisco based architect Stanley Saitowitz.

When: March 11th, 6 p.m.

Where: Tucson Museum of Art, 150 N. Main Ave.

How much: General admission $10, students free

Details: Food and refreshments available. For more info contact Raquel Padilla at AIA Arizona 602-252-4200 or [email protected]

Future speakers: Steve McDowell April 8th and Rand Elliot May 13th.

Home sweet art

This year's Tucson Opera League/Tucson Lifestyle Magazine Home Tour features eight homes with unique art collections and designer gardens, including two Josias Joesler-designed houses and an urban infill adobe. This year's theme: The Art of Living, Living with Art.

When: March 16th from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; March 23rd from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

How much: One day, $40 per person; Both days, $70 per person; Student (both days), $20 per person

Sonoran Glass invites you...

Glass art, live music, beer, and food...the perfect combination. Join the Sonoran Glass School and watch featured demos, plus enjoy huge discounts on glassblowing, glass art classes, one-day experiences, and professional glass crafting tools and supplies.

When: Saturday, March 23rd from 1-7 p.m.

Where: Sonoran Glass School, 633 W. 18th St.

How much: Free

Details: Call 520-884-7814.

* Want to learn more about the Sonoran Glass School? Read our article Glory Hole.

Spring clean your style

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Photo courtesy of Monica Negri of Ten Outfits.

Join style consultant Monica Negri of Ten Outfits for monthly Sunday workshops based on 12 Fashion Resolutions. Each month is dedicated to a new resolution that spans wardrobes, make-up, fitness and overall well being. This month's theme? Enjoy your quality wardrobe and shop with mindfulness.

When: March 24th, 11:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where: Reflections in the Catalinas Club House, 6255 E. Camino Pimeria Alta 85718

How much: $15 (but, the more you go, the more you save!)

* Read about Monica Negri's favorite space in 3 Story Issue 9.

Block Party with Calexico

It's a block party and it's coming to the streets of El Presidio neighborhood. Support community radio station KXCI and enjoy three stages of music, crafts, food vendors and more at the Festival en el Barrio. Music artists include Calexico, Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta, and Heartless Bastards.

When: March 24th, (music starts at 1pm)

Where: The streets of El Presidio neighborhood at Tucson Museum of Art entrance, 166 W. Alameda

How much: General admission (advance), $24; General admission (day of show), $27; VIP, $42

 Don't judge a book by its cover

Get in on the national conversation about librarian style with a talk by the University of Arizona's Nicole Pagowsky, creator of the blog Librarian Wardrobe. Come dressed in your best Librarian outfit and join Pagowsky as she discusses current stereotypes of the librarian, and the implications for the profession and society.

When: March 28th, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: MOCA Tucson, 265 S. Church Ave.

How much: Free for members, $5 non-members. Become a member!

* Read about Nicole in our feature in this issue.

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Come and celebrate the work of local up-and-coming artists of all creative realms. Enjoy a featured film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery (including one of 3 Story's faves, Liz Vaughn), performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist.

When: March 15th, 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Where: Club Congress, 311 E. Congress

How much: $10 in advance at
$15 at the door

Details: 21+, cocktail attire

Car free, care free 

Leave your cars at's time to give our environment a break and put our bodies to work.

Cyclovia gives people from the greater Tucson region the chance to enjoy great weather, see neighbors, friends and people from throughout the area, and get a little exercise – all on  city streets that will be closed to car traffic and open to walkers, joggers, cyclists, skaters and all other forms of people-powered movement. Cyclovia isn’t a race, parade or competition.  Instead, it’s a chance to enjoy Tucson from a new perspective (outside of the car).

When: April 7th, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; April 28th 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Armory Park, Barrio Histórico, Santa Rosa Park, Ochoa Elementary, Mission View Elementary, South Tucson, Santa Rita Park (Downtown to South Tucson); connecting Keeling Neighborhood to Mountain and Glenn, Hedrick Acres, Samos, the Campbell Avenue Drive Business District, La Madera, Cabrini Neighborhood and Dodge Blvd.

Pure genius

The MOCA Local Genius Awards honor those visionary and innovative Tucsonans whose activities have a global impact, and whose talents have been internationally recognized. Among this year's geniuses: architect Rick Joy and ecologist Dr. Gary Nabhan.

When: April 12th, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.

How much: $200 per ticket


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  1. Ann Erickson says:

    I really want to get your magazine on my e-mail and had put that down but did not get it for March and I missed so many good things that I would have gone to. I met Michelle on the Contemporary Art Society Architecture tour and really liked her. You can ask her that I was telling everyone about you. I think what you are doing is great. Please go to Creosote and the Barrio House Tour looks good too. Now, just find a cute little casita for me to rent, in August, preferably near the Tucson Country Club where my daughter lives. You could possible do something fun with impossible solutions for Tucson people and you solve them! Start with me. I'd like to see something done on Rob Paulus. Michelle knows him.