Circus Arts stilts performance, courtesy of 2nd Saturdays Downtown and Tucson Circus Arts
It’s not too HOT HOT HOT to drop on by Congress Street downtown on Saturday July 12,2014 to check out the happenings for 2nd Saturday Downtown.
There will be two Tucson Circus Art Stilt Dance performances at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the popular Scott Avenue Stage (between Congress and Broadway).
Odaiko Sonora performers at Arizona Matsuri 2014 in Phoenix
For 12 years Odaiko Sonora has been performing their lively taiko Japanese drumming in Arizona (and elsewhere). I personally know founders Karen Falkenstrom (half Korean) and Rome Hamner (lived in Japan as a teacher for a year), and they have created a wonderful troupe of enthusiastic and talented drummers.
If you haven’t heard them before, this is your big chance to hear them for free at 2nd Saturdays Downtown on May 10, on the popular Scott Avenue Stage (between Congress St. and Broadway Blvd.) at 6:30 p.m. It will be over an hour’s show till 7:45 p.m. so stop by, pick up some delicious food from the ubiquitous food trucks and enjoy some Japanese music/culture.
Another 2nd Saturday Downtown urban fest is upon us for Saturday, April 12, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Since this is dinner time, lots of folks stop by & eat at the food trucks located near the Scott Avenue Stage while listening to the great music. I’ve enjoyed the authentic German bratwurst & pretzel at Haus of Brats at that location.
However, there are lots of other choices in the restaurants located in or near downtown, and the 2nd Saturdays Downtown website has a terrific listing by food category (click here).
I’ve been reporting monthly on Tucson’s wildly popular urban street fair since it started up on May 8, 2010 along Congress Street downtown. I only missed posting about February 8, 2014 since I was between blogsites (Tucsoncitizen.com shut down on Jan. 31, and I started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014). But I faithfully blogged about the Feb. 8 urban fest on my own Facebook page (probably just from habit alone).