Miku Matsuri at Park Place Mall on April 20

Miku Matsuri

  • Saturday, April 20, 2024
  • 11:00 AM  8:00 PM
  • Park Place Mall
  • 5870 East Broadway BoulevardTucson, AZ, 85711United States (map)

“Join us on April 20th for our first INDOOR event at Park Place Mall! Find us inside spread throughout the mall with vendors, activities, performances, and be sure to join our cosplay contest and raffles! We’ll have check in tables to receive freebies and info through the main entrance or the entrance by Round 1!

Sign Up for Free to redeem your freebies: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/park-place-fan-con-tickets-876320577437 *freebies limited to first 500 people to show us their tickets at check in*

Want to perform at this event? Apply here: https://forms.gle/5b9SPm1cpfYFQLtd9

Check back in for more information or follow us on Facebook or Instagram @kirakiracollectibles to keep up to date as we release vendors, performances, and more details!”

Kyudo archery demo at Yume Japanese gardens on April 14

“Discover the Way of the Bow amidst the serene beauty of Yume Japanese Gardens.

Step into the ancient world of Japanese archery and witness the grace, precision, and profound spirituality of kyudo. It will be a journey into tradition and mastery. Our skilled practitioners will showcase the elegance and discipline of this revered martial art, demonstrating the harmonious balance between mind, body, and spirit, followed by an opportunity for you to try your hand at this practice under their expert guidance.

Takoyaki Balls Food Truck will be on site during the entire event!!”

Dates & Time: 


12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

General Admission: $19

Members: $10

Children 3-15: $5

Advanced ticket reservation is required. This is a limited admission event.Purchase Tickets

Ecstatic Dance Journey with Koku at Solar Culture on April 12

Event by Solar Culture Gallery and Galactic Center Productions

Solar Culture, 31 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States, Arizona 85701


“Join us for an unforgettable evening of ecstatic dance and a mesmerizing DJ set by Koku!Friday April 12th, 7pm
$15 in advance/$20 at the door

Kiyoshi “Koku” Iio was born and raised in Japan. Primarily self taught, he grew up playing sports and later became a drummer in rock bands. After a few years of playing drums, he began exploring other instruments such as guitar, bass, djembe and didgeridoo.While traveling the world, Koku bought a hang drum (Handpan) in Spain in 2017. From there, he traveled to over 20 countries busking with his handpan to make a living. For one year, he led a nomadic life playing music in various countries.In 2018, he came to Vancouver, Canada and was so impressed by the natural beauty that he decided to stay for a long period.The next step in his musical journey is to explore electronic and ambient music using synthesizers and sampled sounds from nature.Koku has produced over 100 videos of him playing music in various environments both in nature and in urban settings which can be seen on YouTube and Instagram. You can also hear his music on Bandcamp and Spotify.Koku is passionate about working with musicians around the world and also providing his services to various people in different fields such as gaming, films, fashion, dance, theatre, etc. “


Harmony Along the Paths – Introduction to Walking Meditation at Yume Japanese Gardens on April 10

“Walking meditation is a practice through which we develop concentration and mindfulness. We learn to cultivate mindfulness of the body while the body is moving. We learn to be awake and at ease at the same time. The Buddha taught four different ways to meditate: walking, standing, sitting and lying. Walking meditation is a particularly important practice in that it enables us to make the transition from sitting meditation to being awake in our daily lives, in our work, exercise, study, and in our relationships. In the end, that’s what it’s all about.

Please come join us for instruction, guidance and practice in walking meditation. There is no need to have practiced this form of meditation before; it is fine for beginners and intermediate students. We will be outside at the lovely Yume Gardens walking among nature.

Lhasha Tizer, MS. is a certified Community Dharma Leader trained in Insight Meditation through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She is a long time practitioner and teacher of meditation and mindfulness, studying for 47 years, and has been teaching Buddhist Studies since 2010. Through Desert Insight Meditation, her teaching community, she offers classes, book groups, and retreats at Tucson Community Meditation Center, the Sol Center and beyond.”


Wednesday, April 10th, 2024


Advance registration required.


General public: $25

(Gardens admission included)Purchase Tickets

Spring Haiku Walk at Yume Japanese Gardens on April 6

“Embark on a serene haiku walk through the Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, an experience designed to immerse you in the vibrant renewal of spring amidst blooming flowers, fresh scents, and gentle sounds. This journey introduces you to the art of haiku poetry, a form celebrated for its ability to capture the ephemeral beauty of nature in a few succinct words, encouraging mindfulness and a deep connection to the present. You’ll wander the garden’s paths, pausing at inspirational points to observe, reflect, and pen your haiku, connecting with the season’s essence and your inner self. This interactive experience combines the beauty of Japanese garden design with the reflective practice of writing haiku, offering both seasoned poets and newcomers the joy of capturing spring’s spirit.

This event will be led by award-winning poet, Kenneth Pearson. Kenneth is the digital librarian for The Haiku Foundation and the author of five collections of poetry, including two collections of haiku. He resides in Vail, AZ.”


Saturday, April 6 @ 12pm – 1:30pm


$20 General/$10 Members 

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot!Purchase Tickets