Holiday Nights at Tohono Chul
Dec
1
to Dec 17

Holiday Nights at Tohono Chul

Holiday Nights 2017

A Million Lights!
December 1 & 2 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
December 8 & 9 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
December 15 & 16 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Tickets coming October 2!

*Please note Guest Passes & American Horticultural Society Gardens Reciprocal Admission Privileges are not valid during special events.

Holiday Nights is fun for everyone! Stroll along paths garlanded with over a million twinkling lights while musicians and artists perform throughout the Gardens. Who can resist a sing-along or viewing the stars through a telescope? You’re sure to enjoy the many distinct performances located throughout the Gardens while you sip hot chocolate and enjoy tasty treats!

Not finished with your holiday shopping? Peruse the Museum gift shops where you are sure to find a unique gift for that special someone or purchase the gift of a membership to Tohono Chul.

Holiday Nights is a timeless tradition, for children, young couples, whole families, and everyone in between!
$12 for members | $16 for nonmembers | $3 for children 12 & under

2017 Entertainment Schedule:

  • December 1 | Arizona Star Tours | Desert Melodies | Frey Hayes | Cirque Roots | Santa
  • December 2 | Joe Bourne | Maderas Strings | Cirque Roots | Santa
  • December 8 | Grupo Riken | Magic Mr.B | Tucson Jazz Institute | Cirque Roots | Santa
  • December 9 | Rene Taylor | Mr. Nature’s Music Garden | Cirque Roots | Jovert Steel Drum Band | Santa
  • December 15 | Gus Woodrow Duo | Gabriel Ayala | Cirque Roots | Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band | Santa
  • December 16 | Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band | Cirque Roots | Harpist Rachel Kay Knight | Santa
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2018 Gem and Jam Festival
Jan
25
to Jan 29

2018 Gem and Jam Festival

  • Pima County Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosting both prominent Internationally and Nationally touring names in the jam and electronic music scenes; Gem and Jam is not just a music festival. Workshops, dancers, visual performers, high-end art gallery installations coupled with cutting edge production and attention to every detail ensure for an over the top experience.

The 12th annual Gem and Jam Festival is held each year during the world-renowned Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase making this special weekend each year the perfect pairing in music and art for gem enthusiasts and festival goers of all kinds. While for many music remains the main attraction, the Gem and Jam Festival also features artists of all mediums including visual performers, live artists, arts and crafts along with workshops and lectures, food vendors and high-end art galleries. Over 55,000 people are expected to gather and visit Tucson, AZ from around the world during the 3 week Gem and Mineral Show which has motivated the organizers of the Gem and Jam Festival to provide a unique atmosphere- celebrating the art and ethos of the Gem and Mineral community along with entertainment and visual arts.

This will be Cirque Roots 5th year participating in performing and leading workshops throughout the weekend. Keep your eyes peeled for our troupe, as always we'll have a few tricks up our sleeve!

Purchase Tickets Here

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Arcosanti Convergence
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Arcosanti Convergence

The Urban Laboratory of Arcosanti and to the first ever Arcosanti Convergence. Convergence is bringing together renowned speakers, artists, musicians, and activators to co-create an experience of vibrancy, action, and hope.

Cirque Roots will be performing Saturday, November 11th previewing a teaser of their latest production 'Exist.'

Purchase Tickets Here

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Celtic Festival Tucson
Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

Celtic Festival Tucson

Join Cirque Roots' at the Celtic Festival for a 30 minute fire show! We'll be bring our whole fire troupe for a fire performance including stilts, partner acro, swords, staffs, poi, rope darts, and hula hoops!

Visit the Celtic Festival website for a full schedule of events and tickets! Saturday ticket prices includes Cirque Roots' Fire Show.

 

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ZOOcson 2017 • Reid Park Zoo
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

ZOOcson 2017 • Reid Park Zoo

Join us for a night of fun, food, entertainment and auctions at the 24th annual ZOOcson, presented by Casino Del Sol

We invite you to support Reid Park Zoo at this annual must-attend social event, featuring 30 of Tucson’s favorite restaurants.

First, graze on small-plate tastings throughout the Zoo while encountering small animals presented by Zoo staff. Then enjoy a specialty cocktail as you outbid your friends at the silent auction, which includes items ranging from power tools and vacation getaways to unique Zoo works of “art” created by Zoo residents. Later in the evening you can raise your paddle during a live auction featuring rare Zoo experiences

Reid Park Zoo's ZOOcson offers a wild night of unforgettable live music by Jovert and Eduardo Costa, and roaming entertainment by Cirque Roots. Best of all, ZOOcson proceeds support the Zoo’s education programs, conservation efforts and improvements for the animals and visitors. Let’s make ZOOcson 2017 our most successful event ever  – buy your tickets now to support YOUR community Zoo.

Ticket prices: 

  • $125 Per Person
  • $95 Per Zoo Member

For $10 more per person, sign up for VIP Admission to skip the check-in lines. We will also contact you for a credit card number to pre-register you for the auction (optional).

Tables of 8 and 4 available for sponsorship.

This is a 21 and over event. Tickets include food at all restaurant stations and 2 drink tickets.

To find out more information here.

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Tucson Children's Museum • Evening of Play
Oct
7
6:30 PM18:30

Tucson Children's Museum • Evening of Play

Spend this grown-ups-only evening exploring the Museum’s hands-on exhibits,
playing retro video games and delighting in playful food, cocktails and entertainment from Cirque Roots!
Don’t forget to check out the auction, too!

Join us for the 7th annual Evening of Play and help support the joy of discovery, learning and play!

Cost: $125 per person

Tickets and more info here.

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Breathing Fire: Explore, Discuss, Connect with Ideas Worth Spreading
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Breathing Fire: Explore, Discuss, Connect with Ideas Worth Spreading

Join TEDxTucson for an amazing evening with three speakers, one musical act, glass blowing, and great conversation. After our sold-out Conference, we hope this more intimate Salon will give you a chance to engage with the speakers and other participants and really explore the amazing ideas that come from the talks. PLUS, Cirque Roots will be offering a fire

CONNECT - INSPIRE - ENJOY
TEDxTucson Salons are smaller more intimate events exploring ideas worth spreading around a specific theme - this Salon will be on the theme of “Breathing Fire” bringing together 4 live speakers, 200 participants and our favorite prerecorded TED talks.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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The Very Big Show (of Support!) Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Very Big Show (of Support!) Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood

Don't wait - buy your ticket today for The Very Big Show (of Support!) - a fundraising spectacular benefiting Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona on Saturday, March 4, 2017!

Join the fabulous Tempest DuJour at the historic Rialto Theatre in downtown Tucson for a fast-paced, jam-packed, family-friendly evening of comedy, music, dance and more! The Very Big Show (of Support!) presented by The Feinman Family and Child & Family Resources will showcase some of Tucson's most celebrated performers while raising vital funds and awareness for Planned Parenthood's efforts to elect leaders who support sexual and reproductive health care access and rights for all.

Cirque Roots along with the large cast includes cartoonist/satirist David Fitzsimmons, vocalist Katina Murphy from Desert Voices chorus, circus troupe Flam Chen, mariachi by Diana Olivares, comedy from Unscrewed Theater, house band Michael P and the Gullywashers along with mimes, clowns, jugglers and more. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will be the event’s special guest. The two-hour show will be a packed, nonstop evening of the best of Tucson’s entertainers. 

Please visit www.TheVeryBigShow.com for the whole line up!

Admission is $50 plus ticket fees for general seating tickets and $100 plus ticket fees for limited-quantity VIP tickets - which includes premium seating and a pre-show reception with complimentary cocktails, tacos and opportunities to mix and mingle with Tempest DuJour and other performers.NOTE: VIP TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. 

Please visit www.RialtoTheatre.com for tickets The Very Big Show (of Support!) today!

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Glaminals! Cirque Roots' 5 Year Bday Party
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Glaminals! Cirque Roots' 5 Year Bday Party

Tucson’s local circus performance troupe, Cirque Roots, invites you to their 5 year anniversary celebration! Get ready for a wild night of animal antics in an eclectic Variety Show House Party. It’s animals vs. the zookeepers, an epic dance-off where the animals fight for their rights to be fabulous. Featuring stilts, partner acrobatics, aerial, flow arts, comedy and more! Bring the whole family — costumes highly encouraged! You won’t want to miss this fun night of 80s glam and zoo inspired shenanigans. 

Plus, come early to hang out in our Lively Lounge to enjoy the DJ beats of Jyshua Pcalyps, “wild” animals roaming the grounds and tasty libations. Get a drink and take a stroll through the zoo for sightings of the real deal.  [MORE INFO]

*** NOTE: No animals were injured or harmed in the making of this production.

Lively Lounge 6-7pm
Variety Show: 7:15pm
Tickets: Adults $10 and Kids 12 & Under $5
Purchase tickets online here or at the door.

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SPECTRUM THROUGH THE PRISM: A Stilt Spectacle
Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

SPECTRUM THROUGH THE PRISM: A Stilt Spectacle

Let Cirque Roots inspire you with 45 minute performance of theatrical stilt dance and acrobatics Saturday, December 10th at Zuzi Theater. Spectrum, features an all-woman troupe of performers and is intended to build community and empower the audience with messages of positivity and hope. 

One night only and tickets are limited! Grab your tickets today for one last show in Tucson before Spectrum takes their show on a second tour this Spring 2017!  All ages welcome. Doors open at 7pm.

Plus, don't miss our Spectrum After Party for dancing and fun at Merci Gallery!

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SPIN SUMMIT FESTIVAL • Colorado Springs, Colorado
May
12
to May 15

SPIN SUMMIT FESTIVAL • Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • La Foret Conference & Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cirque Roots' Stilt Ladies are honored to be accepted into the Spin Summit Festival. Brittany, Stephanie and Zoë will be teach Stilt Walking and Acrobatic workshops at one of North America's largest flow arts festivals. 

Cirque Roots' will also be bringing their newest stilt performance Spectrum to the Boulder Circus Center May 7th, 2016. MORE TBA.

More Info & Tickets

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SPECTRUM: A Theatrical Stilt Dance & Acrobatic Spectacle
Apr
15
to Apr 16

SPECTRUM: A Theatrical Stilt Dance & Acrobatic Spectacle

Friday April 15, 2016:
• Early Show - Show at 6:30pm (Doors at 6:00pm)
• Late Show - Show at 8:45pm (Doors at 8:15pm)
Saturday April 16, 2016
• Early Show - Show at 7:00pm (Doors at 6:30pm)
• Late Show - Show at 9:00pm (Doors at 8:30pm)

Tickets: $20 Each -- Purchase Here

Cirque Roots Studio - 901 N. 13th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705

“We are the light we see in others.” Spectrum is a heart-opening stilt performance piece that aims to build community and empower, with a universal message of positivity and hope.

Through modern stilt dance, partner acrobatics, and original choreography, Spectrum features an all female cast of performance artists. This performance piece was created through experimental stilt work and theatrics, with influences of ritual dance, acro yoga, and improvisational dance techniques.

Original soundtrack by Tucson music producer Jyshua Pcalyps and musician Vasanta Weiss on vocals and harmonium.

* Show length is 40 minutes.
** All Ages Welcome

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Alice OnLine - A Mad Tea Party
Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

Alice OnLine - A Mad Tea Party

Showtimes:

  • Early Show - Doors Open at 5:00p & Shows Start at 6:00pm
  • Late Show - Doors Open at 7:30p & Show Starts at 8:30p

Tickets:

No Tickets Sold at the Door

  • General Admission Ticket - $28 Regular Price
    • Price includes 1 Sweet Treat and 1 Beverage
  • VIP Ticket - $59 Regular Price
    • Price includes 2 Tapas, 2 Beverages and VIP Table Seating

Enjoy an evening at the mad tea party filled with theatrics, circus, tea fare, and live music! 

AOL is a satire based on the connection between online social media and the ridiculous world of Wonderland. The story is told through witty theatrics, high-­flying stilt acrobatics, daring partner acrobatics, modern hoop dance, and video projection. Joining in on the fun are Mik & Scott, a live, roaming two­-person band offering funky fresh sounds.

Tickets on sale here. More info here

Show takes place outside. Heaters provided, but dress accordingly.

*All ages welcome, but subtle mature comedy...

 

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Lumies Award Nomination!
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Lumies Award Nomination!

Cirque Roots was nominated for a Lumie Arts & Business Award under the category Arts Organization Award! 

Co-owners of Cirque Roots (Brittany Briley, Stephanie Cortes, and Zoë Anderson) will be attending the event in celebration of their 3+ years running a business together! To join the party get your ticket here.

The Lumies Awards Celebration is an evening of great food, music and company—including artists, industry and government leaders and those who love the arts. Join us at the Tucson Museum of Art Plaza in celebrating the amazing people, organizations and businesses that make Tucson a vibrant center of the arts!

At 7.00 PM, the emcee will take to the stage to honor this year’s Lumines Award Nominees and announce the Winners. In line with longstanding tradition, each winner will be presented with an iridescent award created by master glass artist Thomas Philabaum.

Dancing follows with cumbia music from Tucson's own fabulous  
DJ Dirtyverbs  Logan Phillips."

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