Happening in September
Remember the relaxing days of summer break? Neither do we.
Assuming you're in back in the swing of things, we have some suggestions for stuff to do with your free time during the month of September. Find some peace in your hectic schedule by meeting up with a meditation group, or make peace with the creepy crawlers that live among us by attending the Arizona Insect Festival. For those who are feeling silly, there's the Arizona Repertory Theatre's presentation of the French farce "Boeing Boeing." Feeling serious? For you, there's the annual Constitution Day.
Want to find out about other UA happenings? Be sure to check out the UA Master Calendar for more events.
'Mindfulness and Meditation' Training | Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Every Monday from 1:30-2:30 p.m., take time to unwind with a meditation training session. Meditation is said to have many health benefits including stress reduction and improving the ability to focus. These free classes are a time to quietly focus on mindfulness and relaxation. Phone calls and emails can wait – just remember to put your cell phone on silent and focus on finding your center. The sessions are held in the Kiewit Auditorium of the UA Medical Center – University Campus.
Shelby Lee Adams, born and raised in eastern Kentucky, is an American environmental portrait photographer best known for images that capture the spirit of Appalachian family life. He will be speaking at the Center for Creative Photography Auditorium about his career. Having known many of his subjects, Adams presents Appalachia from a true insider's perspective.
Arizona Insect Festival | Sept. 15
Discover the impact insects have on our daily lives with theme-based, interactive activities and exhibits. This family-friendly festival is an opportunity to learn about research being conducted by UA scientists from a wide range of academic departments like entomology, ecology and evolutionary biology and neurobiology. Together, these researchers make up one of the world's largest and most eminent insect scientists. You'll leave with a new respect for our tiny insect friends.
Constitution Day | Sept. 16
Every year, the UA's William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government presents a program honoring the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution's adoption in 1787. This document originally consisted of seven articles and continues to serve as the supreme guiding law of the nation. Legal experts from various institutions and practices will discuss some of the major court cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2012 term, including American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, United States v. Windsor and others.
Second Annual Chinese Cultural Festival | Sept. 18-28
This UA Confucius Institute festival will include concerts, films, lectures and a Chinese language competition. The festival will be held on parts of the UA campus and other locations in Tucson and most events are free. During the festival, you can register to meet famous Chinese composer Wang Liping, listen to a selection of Chinese poems in the UA Poetry Center, and partake in other cultural events. There's also a Chinese Health Day where participants can consult with Chinese medicine experts, enjoy martial arts and dance performances, and see a group Taiji practice.
To kick off its season, the Arizona Repertory Theatre presents the hit 1960s play "Boeing Boeing." This 2009 Tony Award-winning show is about a Parisian architect who is juggling three flight-attendant fiancees who don't know about each other. Catastrophe ensues as he tries to keep his scheme in motion when all three arrive in town at the same time. The show runs through Oct. 13.