This year’s Culture Kitchen (food demo area) celebrates the passing on of culinary traditions through families and community. Demonstrations will showcase the transfer of food knowledge via multigenerational cooking demonstrations. Also in this area is a “Food Justice Expo,” sharing information by organizations representing southern Arizona’s food system. This area is jointly conceptualized by TMY, Tucson City of Gastronomy, and Creative Tucson. Visit the Culture Kitchen and Food Justice Expo in Jácome Library Plaza, Friday-Sunday. Learn more here.
The Loft Cinema will show films at 7 pm, Friday & Saturday nights of the festival in the Pima County Pavilion on Jácome Plaza. Films include:
- Selena Sing-along! Come sing along to the 1997 biopic starring Jennifer Lopez as the late Tejano star Selena Quintanilla-Perez. (127 min.)
- RUMBLE: The Indians who Rocked the World. This 2017 feature documentary highlights the role of Native Americans in popular music history, with music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Redbone, Randy Castillo, & Taboo. (103 min).
Step right up to see the greatest circus performers in the Southwest. Tucson has a rich tradition of circus arts, from stilt walking to juggling to trapeze and aerial work to acrobatics and more. Enjoy performances, demonstrations, and mini-workshops with local circus troupes, including X, Y, Z. Circus performers will also serve as official festival buskers, helping volunteers collect donations for Tucson Meet Yourself. Circus Arts showcase is located south of Jácome Plaza on the southwest corner of Stone Ave. and Pennington St.
TMY After Hours
TMY After Hours presents “Taconazo,” featuring live performances of traditional Flamenco and Son Jarocho, traditions that both reflect the rhythmic and vibrant art of zapateado, or the tapping of tacones, heels. Featured artists include Son Jarocho Collective and Flamenco Tucsonense with special guests Hector Vega (Hermosillo), Misael Barraza (Hermosillo), Olivia Rojas (El Paso), and Fabian & Katrina Sisneros (Albuquerque). Sunday, October 14th at EXO, 403 N 6th Ave, an intimate performance space just a few blocks from TMY festival grounds. Doors open at 6:30 pm. $10, advance tickets available.
AIDSWALK Tucson celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and its 8th year of unique partnership with TMY. TMY shares festival grounds with the event on Sunday morning, allowing both organizations to share resources and offer mutual support. AIDSWALK Tucson raises funds for the care services, prevention programs, and LGBTQ initiatives of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF). At TMY, SAAF also offers free HIV testing and displays the Names Quilt, honoring those who have died from HIV/AIDS. Register for the walk here.