Tucson Desert Art Museum Jan. 1-ongoing All the Single Ladies: Women Pioneers of the American West. This exhibition showcases the stories of the many women who relocated to the frontier in the 19th century, including homesteaders, Harvey Girls, teachers, prostitutes, entertainers and others. 7000 E. Tanque Verde. 202-3888. TucsonDART.org.
Yun Gee Park Gallery & Atelier Jan. 1-9 The exhibition Beyond Wearable 2020 will feature contemporary art jewelry/wearable sculpture by Biba Schutz, Cindy Sumner, Heejoo Kim, Jounghye Park, Jude Clarke, Leslie Wardlaw, Valerie Mitchell, and Yves Amu Klein. Starting Jan. 15 will be Rotraut’s Vision, paintings and sculptures by Rotraut Klein-Moquay. Related events TBA. Yun Gee Park Gallery, 4226 E. 2nd St. 901-0013. Youngeepark.com.
Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase Jan. 1-Feb. 14 Although the show sponsored by the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society that is presented annually at the TCC will not be held this year, there will be many individuals shows at hotels and other locations around the Greater Tucson area. Everything from finished jewelry, to fossils, to uncut stones and lapidary tools and equipment can be purchased from vendors who come to Southern Arizona from all over North America. (800) 638-8350.
THEATER & FILM
The Rogue Theatre at The Historic Y Jan. 7-24 Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation of The Oresteia, tells the story of Queen Clytemnestra and her agonized wait for the return of her husband Agamemnon from the Trojan War. 300 E. University Blvd. 551-2053. Theroguetheatre.org.
Live Theatre Workshop Jan. 8-17 Dorothy Parker’s Last Call Written and performed by Lesley Abrams and featuring Dean Steeves, this original one-woman show is a dynamic exploration of the life of poet/critic/author/activist, and member of the infamous Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker. Live Theatre Workshop’s outdoor courtyard stage. Seating will be limited and socially distanced. Masks will be required. Also Jan. 29-Feb. 7: Lucy and Ricky Live! Created and performed by Samantha Cormier and Nick Gallardo. The musical features highlights from the I Love Lucy show sketches and songs, including “Vitameatavegamin” and “Baballo”. LTW’s outdoor drive-in stage. Fri-Sat: 7 pm; Sun: 5 pm. 3322 E. Fort Lowell Road. 327-4242. Livetheaterworkshop.org.
Sundance Film Festival presented by The Loft Cinema Jan. 28-Feb. 3 The Loft Cinema brings the excitement of Sundance to the Old Pueblo via online screenings and openair viewings. The event also will feature various events and talks that will add to any cinephile’s enjoyment. Sundance is widely regarded as one of the most important festivals for new, groundbreaking independent films, as well as a great festival to catch up-and-coming talent (on both sides of the camera) and discover film trends. 795-0844. Loftcinema.org.
MUSIC & DANCE
Arizona Friends of Chamber Music Jan. 16 Hub New Music, made up of flutist Michael Avitabile, bass clarinetist Nicholas Brown, violinist Alyssa Wang and cellist Jesse Christeson, premieres music by Christopher Cerrone. This new work, New Addresses, is inspired by a poetry collection by Kenneth Koch of the same title. It’s in three short movements — “To Breath,” “To My Heart at the Close of Day,” and “To ‘Yes’”. Live, online-only concert. 5 pm. arizonachambermusic.org.
Tucson Symphony Orchestra Jan. 22 Why Mahler? Book Club.s Join José Luis online as he hosts a book club reading Norman Lebrecht’s Why Mahler? The subtitle of the book is How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed the World, and Lebrecht explores how the great Austro-Bohemian Romantic composer has risen in prominence — a century after his death — to become one of the most highly regarded, performed, and recorded composers of all time. A series of videos will be available to view after the book club discussion. Tucsonsymphony.org.