Saturday, September 10, 2011


Attendees at the UA Downtown'Open House, in the Roy Place Building at Stone Avenue and Pennington Street, will also have the opportunity to experience 2nd Saturdays Downtown, Tucson's monthly entertainment and arts event in downtown Tucson. The Open House and 2nd Saturdays Downtown will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, 2nd Saturdays Downtown presents three musical groups on the Scott Avenue Stage. Teodoro "Ted" Ramirez performs his southwestern folk from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., A Son y Sol performs Latin American Music at 7:45 p.m. and Suerte performs Classic Tejano at 9:15 p.m., Latin Jazz group Descarga takes to the stage at the Fox Theatre at 7:00 p.m. 2nd Saturdays Downtown features many street performances, art and museum exhibits, and downtown venues.

All performances, exhibits and attractions are free and family-friendly. For more information visit

The UA Downtown Open House features entertainment by Apocalypso, the steel drum band. Apocalypso performs a wide range of music from soca, calypso, and reggae to popular music and beyond. Apocalypso performs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Main Library's Jacome Plaza adjacent to UA Downtown's Roy Place Building at Stone Avenue and Pennington Street. UA mascots Wilbur and Wilma Wildcat will make an appearance at the Open House starting at 6:30 p.m.

Students from the UA College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA) along with artist and instructor Bill Mackey of Worker, Inc., will present "Food, Paper, and Alcohol: an Exhibit on Downtown Tucson." The interactive exhibit in the Roy Place Building takes the initial step of looking at downtown Tucson and its relation to the local area, region, nation and globe through the lens of a few select raw materials of the urban fabric - food, paper and alcohol.

Roy Place Building photos: Poster Frost Mirto