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ON THIS DAY 1-24-20

Tombstone Vigilante Days

This year, the Tombstone Vigilantes celebrate their 74th year of service to the community of Tombstone, Arizona and to Cochise County. Come see them Saturday, Feb 15, and Sunday, Feb 16 from 10 AM to 4 PM daily along Allen St. There will be plenty of street entertainment, raffles, and more. If you are not a Gunslinger or Saloon Lady, come down and see the world’s best re-enactors perform to bring the Old West to life. While you are enjoying the festivities you can be hung, or have someone hung, by the Tombstone Vigilantes at the hanging scaffold. Tombstone Vigilettes and various other forms of entertainment will also be here.

Chocolate Tasting

Friends of the Copper Queen Library, Bisbee, will host their 29th Annual Chocolate Tasting Feb 8 at Central School Project at 43 Howell Street in Old Bisbee. The 29th Annual Bisbee Chocolate Tasting will run from 6 -9 p.m. that evening, featuring luscious chocolates from Bisbee's best home and commercial bakers and a Silent Auction of amazing original art, gift certificates for restaurants, hotels and travel, jewelry and exotic gift items. Tickets are $15 for six servings of chocolate. https://bisbeechocolatetasting.com/

Tubac Festival of the Arts

The Village of Tubac hosts Southern Arizona's longest running out- door arts festival, Feb 5-9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. The festival is now in its sixth decade and draws tens of thousands of visitors each season. The juried event showcases the work of visiting artists from around the country and as far away as Canada. Each year, approximately 200 visiting artists exhibit their works along the village streets, mixed in with the more than 120 shops, fine art galleries and working artist studios. Highlights include a wine and beer garden, live entertainment, and more than a dozen festival eateries. https://tubacaz.com/festival-of-the-arts/

C4! Cochise College Comic Con

The 4th Annual Cochise College Comic Con, will be held Feb 8-9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the college’s Sierra Vista campus. The event will Hollywood guest stars, comic book geekery, Bat-Cars, artists, Science Fiction and Fantasy authors, food, games, costume contests, and more! Tickets available through Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/c4-cochise-college-comic-con-tickets-86387229529?fbclid=IwAR1aFf289pyy5OewzzYmhAsETTVRC433SRsLU9qX7jzuWWuKGqsB5Fr9NyI

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase

For two weeks near the start of every year, Feb 1-16, Tucson becomes playground to the world of international gem and mineral trading, buying, and bargains. This international marketplace of gems, minerals, fossils, beads, and jewelry-making supplies as well as museum exhibits and other treasures includes at least 45 different sites at hotels, special venues, and tents located across town. Find out details at the event’s https://www.visittucson.org/visit/events/tucson-gem-mineral-fossil-showcase

Cirque Mechanics

UA Presents brings to Tucson the Cirque Mechanics, a menagerie of mechanical marvels. On Jan 26 at 3 p.m., step right up to the world of gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust! Acrobatics and clowning meet early industrial mechanical ingenuity all inside 42 feet. At the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. Performing at Centennial Hall; ticket prices vary. Visit Ticketmaster for details. 

https://uapresents.org/cirque-mechanics