Happening in January
As a month defined by resolution, renewal and returning to work, January is an introspective time of year for many. But when you find time to wind down after the spring semester picks up, there's no shortage of things to do right here on campus.
UA events in January give you a chance to celebrate the holiday season with lights and lasers and watch the men's basketball team as they march toward the NCAAs. Other events include a performance by UA music faculty and a University Libraries exhibit that will highlight the creative ways artists have used books to present their work.
For more information about events happening at the UA now, next month and in the future, check out the Master Calendar.
Holiday shows at Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium | Jan. 2-6
Two shows at Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium provide perfect family outings to ring in the new year.
The planetarium's fulldome "Season of Light" explores how holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa have become festivals of light during the winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. The "Holiday Magic" laser show features seasonal songs and laser lights that will leave everyone singing and smiling.
Click here for a full lineup of planetarium shows. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for children 4-17. Tickets cannot be purchased in advance, but they can be reserved by calling 520-621-4516. Attendees with ticket reservations are asked to arrive 15-20 minutes before showtime.
Exhibit – 'Artists' Books: Photography + Imagination' | Opens Jan. 2
This exhibit showcases the ways artists have reimagined book design to present their work. The books on display are part of a larger collection, housed in University Libraries Special Collections, of books made between the early 1900s and today. Some were created by a single artist while others were the result of a collaboration between artists, binders, papermakers, poets and scholars.
The books cannot be handled, but a video playing in the gallery will show them up close.
Special Collections is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibits are free and open to the public.
Arizona men's basketball home games | Jan. 3, 5, 17 and 19
Kick off 2019 by cheering on the men's basketball team during any of the four home games in January. The Wildcats will host Colorado for their first game of the new year, on Jan. 3, then Utah two days later. Following two away games, the Wildcats return to McKale Memorial Center on Jan. 17 to face Oregon, following by a game against Oregon State on Jan. 19.
For ticketing information, call the McKale Ticket Office at 520-621-2287.
Performance – 'Flûte Fantaisie' | Jan. 23
Flautist Brian Luce and pianist Rex Woods, both UA music professors, will perform a quintessential repertoire for flute and piano. Works will include the impressionistic "Fantaisie" by French composer Gabriel Fauré, "Flute Poetic," composed by Jennifer Higdon, and French composer Francis Poulenc's popular sonata.
The performance, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Crowder Hall at the Fred Fox School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Road.
Exhibit – 'On Our Own Time' | Opens Jan. 28
This exhibit, now in its ninth year, is presented by the UA Employee Recognition Committee and the National Arts Program, and showcases the artistic talents of UA employees and their immediate family members.
Exhibits in recent years have featured photos, paintings, sculptures and interactive art installments. Entrants compete for cash prizes across all mediums within amateur, intermediate, professional, youth and teen classifications. Winners are selected by a team of judges.
The free exhibit will run through Feb. 9 in the lobby of the Biosciences Research Laboratories, 1230 N. Cherry Ave. Interested in entering your own work? Click here to register by Jan. 18.