Centennial Bike Ride
9am: Celebrate the Centennial with a 1.5 hour bike ride, discovering Sonoran Desert street trees. Learn to identify different low water native trees in the Downtown streetscape, planted by volunteers, neighborhoods, the City of Tucson and the Downtown Tucson Partnership as part of the 1,000 Trees Please campaign. This easy bike ride through downtown and neighborhoods meets at the SE corner of Broadway Blvd. and Scott Ave. For more information and to volunteer, email diana.Rhoades@tucsonaz.gov or call 837-4263.
Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.
1pm: Fox Theatre, Tu Nidito and Christina Taylor Green foundation present children’s concert with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, one of the most popular children’s music acts in the US, with the number 2 children’s album of 2011
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 160 S. Scott Ave.
2pm-4:30pm: ACLU presents Arizona Civil Rights Memories, a panel discussion moderated by former Tucson mayor, George Miller. Former Governor Raul Castro, retired Arizona Supreme Court Justice Stanley Feldman, retired UA Law School Dean, Professor Emeritus Charles Ares will be on the panel.
Manning House, 450 W Paseo Redondo
2pm-6pm: Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson presents Arizona Centennial Tardeada, an afternoon party with live music and dancing!
Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.
2pm: Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Arizona Centennial Celebration, conducted by George Hanson. Featuring R. Carlos Nakai, Native American Flutist, performing a newly-commissioned piece, followed by the orchestra’s performance of the “Grand Canyon Suite” accompanied by stunning new images of the Grand Canyon created by famed “photochoreographer” James Westwater. (Tickets: $30-$86)
The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.
2pm: Screening of “Lost River: Lincoln’s Secret Weapon” the true story of Anna Ella Carroll, a woman military strategist and adviser to President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. (Tickets: $7)
Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.
8pm: Zappa Plays Zappa All Ages. After taking more than three years off to study the physical performance and technical compositional techniques of his father, Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa began his search to create a combo that could, according to Dweezil, “accurately execute Frank’s music in the most authentic way humanly possible.” Rather than creating what he called a “circus” of Frank’s former bandmates, Dweezil’s focus was on providing an avenue for the elder Zappa’s music to new generations of listeners. (Tickets: $26-$56)