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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Fun Things in Tucson Today: Rogue and Shakespeare, Antigone Bookstore, and Rillito Raceway's Kentucky Derby party

Another beautiful Tucson weekend and there is quite an assortment of fun to be had.

Will Shylock Get His Pound of Flesh?
The Rogue Theatre presents Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice beginning this weekend and running through May 17th. Always a controversial play to present, the Rogue tackles the challenge head-on in this marvelous production. Tickets are going fast, I am told, so for more information and tickets check out The Rogue Theatre's The Merchant of Venice

Celebrate National Independent Bookstore Day at Tucson's Antigone Books
Stroll down funky 4th Avenue to Antigone Bookstore for an independence day celebration of local bookstores. My friend Kate Randall and co-owner Trudy Mills have a full day of festivities planned starting at 10:00am today.  Check out their wonderful collection of books, card, stationary and uniquely Tucson items anytime. For more information check their link  Antigone Bookstore Celebrates National Independent Bookstore Day

Kentucky Derby Fun at Rillito Park

And as a good Kentuckian, I cannot ignore today's national holiday, The Kentucky Derby. Tucson celebrates at Rillito Raceway located along the Rillito River at 4502 North 1st Ave. There will be FREE admission and parking into the event. According to the folks at Rillito, they will have happy hour, southern buffet, live music, hat contests, and of course a broadcast of the Derby race itself! First post time is at 7:30am (hey, there is a 3 hour time difference with Kentucky.). Get here early and spend the day relaxing while sipping on some Mint Juleps served in souvenir cups.      Rillito Raceway Kentucky Derby Party

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