ALL SOULS CONTRADANCE
The Privy Tippers – Claire Zucker calling
Saturday Eve, October 31, 6:30 – 10:00
First United Methodist Church 915 4th Street (near Park Ave. )
Inspired by Dia de los Muertos and Tucson’s own All Soul’s Procession we are featuring our 2nd Annual All Souls Contradance. This will be a contradance just as any other, so if you just want to come and dance, great. However we would like to invite you to use this dance as an opportunity to celebrate the lives of your loved ones who have passed. You can participate in whatever way suits you; wear costume, pin a picture of a loved one on yourself, bring a photo or object to place on the altar.
We’ll provide an urn for your mementos, prayers, messages, and remembrances. These will be added to the Urn at the All Souls Procession where, at the Finale, the Urn is burned, and our collective hopes, prayers, love, grief, memories, tributes, and remembrances are consumed by the flames dissolving into the ether.
Many regard contradance as a joyful celebration of life. It lifts our spirits, vitalizes our bodies and nourishes our need for connection. On this evening we expand this celebration to include those who are gone but still with us.
Day of the Dead is one of the oldest of holiday celebrations dating back to Pre-Columbian times. It is a time when family and friends who have died are recognized as a vital and powerful part of life and the line between the dead and the living grows thinner. People gather in homes and in cemeteries with the souls of their beloved dead to feast and pray and appreciate the blessings of friends and family and community! We will gather on the dance floor and remember those who have gone before us. Do it in your own way or so that everyone can see.
Dance to the OUT OF KILTERS with CLAIRE ZUCKER and KRISTEN WATTS calling
This is our 2nd Annual BENEFIT CONTRADANCE FOR THE COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA . We enthusiastically support the important service they provide for our communities. We invite you to learn more about the food bank’s work and encourage you to generously contribute what you can. See more info below…
19% of Arizonans live below the Federal Poverty Level. Tucson has the 6th highest poverty rate for large metropolitan areas in the U.S. 1 in 4 children in Arizona is at risk for hunger. The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (“CFB”) is a not-for-profit organization whose vision and mission is a healthy, hunger-free community achieved through education, advocacy, and the distribution of food to the hungry in Southern Arizona. 97¢ of every $1 raised by the CFB goes directly to food and programs. For every $1 donated, it can distribute about 4 meals. The CFB assists people in 23,106 square miles of Southern Arizona through its programs. It distributes enough food for 63,400 meals a day, and over 27 million pounds of food was distributed to hungry Southern Arizonans last year. In addition to providing emergency food assistance, the CFB provides food to charities who serve people in need; provides children’s programs which include summer meals, after-school snacks, and backpacks filled with food for the weekend; supports 50 school gardens and 1,300 urban gardens; and manages four Farmers’ Markets.
TONIGHT MAY 1st — 7:00 -10:00 — 613 E. Delano St.
Here ye! Here ye! Come one, come all for a grand ol’ contra dance at the square dance hall. $5 admission. This will be our big finale to the CDSS Centennial Tour. One big “OPEN BAND” anchored by MAIVISH will feature new musicians and members of our local bands including Tucson’s mighty open band. All this at the large and beautiful Old Pueblo Dance Center at 1st Ave. and Delano St. MAP
The Contradance Club Experience!
- Free admission!
- No-host bar
- Food available for purchase
- Live music by MAIVISH
- Great dancing. Learn to contra dance. No experience necessary.
- Come by yourself or bring your friends.
This is a unique opportunity to experience contra dancing to a fantastic national band in a club atmosphere on 4th Ave. and 6th St. map
This dance is geared towards the students and young professionals in our community although everyone is welcome.