Catch an acrylic demonstration by Susan Libby from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Desert Artisans’ Gallery, 6536 E. Tanque Verde Road. Libby will present ideas, techniques and approaches in acrylic paints on canvas, wood and paper. Demos vary daily and are interactive. Free. 722-4412.
Take a lunch break and head to St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., for the Noontime Lenten Recital: Three Bs for Four Hands. The recital runs 12:15-12:45 p.m.; half-hour-minute recitals continue Thursdays through Lent. Today, pianists Mary Lonsdale Baker and Bernadette Harvey will present music by Bizet, Barber and Brahms. Donations are accepted. 299-6421.
3. Saturday and Sunday:
Learn about the Mesoamerican pottery tradition and see a pot being fired during The Mata Ortiz Story, part of a craft fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Video presentations are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Included with park admission: $5 per person or $10 per carload. 733-5155.
4. April 2:
The “Nuts about Nature Preschool Hour” at Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park, 12325 E. Roger Road, will include nature education through stories, crafts and games. The event, 10:30-11:30 a.m., is for children ages 3-5 with an adult companion. Free. 615-7855.
5. April 8:
The Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road, presents illustrated talks the second Tuesday of every month. In April, Fleurette and Marc Wallach, University of Arizona Museum of Art docents, will tackle the questions of whether art exists only for art’s sake, and why art should matter to people. 2-3 p.m. April 8. Free. 594-5345.