Photography by Cita Scott will be among works in Saturday’s ”Pop-up 2” pop-up gallery downtown.

Cita Scott

Art pops up Saturday
in one-day-only gallery

Here’s one of the things we love about downtown: art.

It’s in museums. Galleries. And for one day this weekend, at the Corbett Brewery Building, 301 E. Seventh St.

“Pop-up 2” — this is the second year for the pop-up gallery — will feature more than 20 artists showing jewelry, paintings and sculptures. Among those with works in the show are David Andres, Cita Scott, Robin Stancliff and Ron MacBain.

It’s happening 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday only. Get more information at

Bicycles can be works
of art, as auction will show

And you thought bicycles were for riding.

They can be art, too. Get proof of that at the annual BICAS art auction Friday and Saturday.

With the attitude that no bicycle part goes unused, the folks at the nonprofit have created sculptures that entertain, astound and can even be functional. While many have recycled bicycle parts, others reference and celebrate bicycle culture.

BICAS — Bicycle Inter-Community Art & Salvage — teaches bicycle repair and  is innovative with its bicycle  recycling.

The annual auction is a hot ticket: the art created often has humor, grace, and expertise.

You can preview the art from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. The silent auction is 6-9 p.m. Saturday. It’s all happening at the Whistle Stop Depot, 127 W. 5th St. Get more information at or at 628-7950. Free.

Wildcat Jass Band ready
to ‘Misbehave’ Sunday

The Original Wildcat Jass Band travels back to the Roaring ’20s for its “Let’s Misbehave” concert this weekend.

The ensemble, which performs New Orleans and Chicago-style jazz around the country, will include dance, video and song to add a new dimension to its performances.

Catch the shows at 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway. Tickets are $25, with discounts for students and Tucson Jazz Society members.

Details at

PCC mixed-voice choir has winter concert on Friday

Pima Community College’s Chorale & College Singers sing out in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the school’s Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam, on the West Campus.

Under the direction of Jonathan Ng, the mixed-voice choir will perform works such as “Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind” by John Rutter, and “Autumn Leaves” by Joseph Kosma. Expect some holiday-themed tunes, too.

Tickets are $6. or 206-6986. 

Music will waft through UA campus this weekend

The School of Music building on the University of Arizona campus will be hopping this weekend:

• Pianist John Milbauer will join the UA Wind Ensemble and Chamber Players for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10, with discounts available.

• Pianist Kyung Lee will perform with the UA Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $5.

Both events are in Crowder Hall, in the UA Fine Arts Complex, North Park Avenue and East Speedway. 621-2998. 

Just for Kids concerts
play out Saturday

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Just for Kids concerts will pop up several places Saturday:

• “Gerald McBoing-Boing” is 10 and 11:15 a.m. at the Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. The TSO Percussion Ensemble will tell the story of a boy who makes drum noises and sound effects instead of talking.

• The TSO Wind Quintet travels to Sahuarita with its version of “Pinocchio.” It’s happening at 10:30 a.m. at the Sahuarita Town Hall, 375 W. Sahuarita Center Way.

• And in Oro Valley, the Brass Quintet takes the kids on a trip to Brass Town, where a big surprise is awaiting the residents. “Welcome to Planet Earth, Glissando!” is 10 a.m. at the Oro Valley Town Hall 11000 North La Cañada Drive.

Admission to the concerts is free, but a donation of $3 per person is suggested. More information at 882-8585 or

Civic Orchestra of Tucson tackles a few big ones

The Civic Orchestra of Tucson isn’t fooling around with its concerts this weekend.

The idea behind the programs: gifts behind gifts. Slated to be performed:

• Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5;

• Wagner’s Siegfried’s Idyll;

• Variations on a Shaker Melody by Aaron Copland,

• and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

Catch the free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Leo Rich Theatre in the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. or 3 p.m. Sunday at Vistoso Community Church, 1200 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. in Oro Valley.

Kathleen Allen

I cover music for the Arizona Daily Star.