Migliazza brings new material for benefit
Expect to hear new songs, new jokes and new stories from blues pianist Arthur Migliazza when he performs at the Hacienda del Sol guest ranch resort on Sunday.
The talented performer is returning home to help raise money for Integrative Touch for Kids, a nonprofit organization.
He’s bringing with him 13 tracks, a mix of original works and cover songs, that are included on his upcoming release, “Layin it Down,” his first solo album in nearly seven years.
Migliazza has been living away from the Old Pueblo since 2010, first in New York City, then Seattle.
The evening starts at 5 p.m. and runs to 8:30 at the resort, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road.
Tickets are $25 for the concert only and $60 for the concert with dinner and two drinks. They can be purchased through integrativetouch.org online.
Tucson to get 2 hip-hop shows this weekend
More hip-hop flows into Tucson this weekend with a performance from Chance the Rapper tonight at the Rialto.
Born Chancelor Bennett in Chicago, Chance is an up-and-coming act in rap. The 20-year-old cites Kanye West as an early influence and has released two back-to-back mix tapes that have received national attention — “10 Day” in 2012 and “Acid Rap” in 2013.
Tucson is part of a nationwide tour that will run through December.
The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 the day of the show. 740-1000.
Not enough? Try the hip-hop stylings of Hopsin and Yelawolf at the Rialto Sunday. Hopsin hails from Los Angeles. Yelawolf comes from Alabama.
That show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 the day of the show.
Geeks who Drink Calling all Whovians
The national trivia company Geeks Who Drink is hosting a special Doctor Who edition of the game at Hotel Congress on Saturday.
Questions will cover all aspects of Dr. Who lore, but will focus primarily on the modern series.
The event is being held in 20 cities across the U.S. to celebrate the character’s 50th anniversary. “Don’t Blink: A Doctor Who Quiz” begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.
Money to sing classics at Fox Tucson Theatre
It’s always a kick to see celebrities poke fun at their own work.
Singer Eddie Money did a particularly good job of it when he appeared in a Geico commercial in 2012 as a travel agent offering “Two Tickets to Paradise.”
The short was probably the best thing he has done in years. Thankfully, he has a long list of classics to fall back on, most of which he will perform at the Fox Tucson Theatre Wednesday.
Money has more than a dozen albums to his name.
His show at the Fox begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $19-$52 through the box office, 547-3040.
Celtic band rocks ‘The Boathouse’
The Celtic band Gaelic Storm will bring songs from “The Boathouse” to the Rialto Saturday.
The group focused on seafaring songs for its latest project. Tracks were recorded in a converted boathouse in Annapolis, Md., on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.
The band has covered a wide swath of the West this year, with gigs scheduled through Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
Tucson’s performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $24-$32 through the Rialto box office, 740-1000.
Local artists compete for RAW awards
A handful of Tucsonans are up for the fifth annual RAWards honoring independent artists.
On Friday, you can see some of the nominees in action before nine local winners go on to the final round of national judging on Dec. 8. Categories include photography, hairstyling, makeup and performing arts.
Friday’s event at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., also will include appearances by artists in several genres that were handpicked as highlights of the 2013 season. The showcase begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $17 online at rawartists.org/Tucson/rawards2013 or $20 at the door.Learn more about RAW at rawartists.org