The Tucson Jewish Community Center appointed Sarah Singer as chair of its 31st board of directors in May. An associate at Gadarian & Cacy, PLLC, Singer has served on the J’s board for seven years. She is a longtime Tucson resident who previously worked in investment banking and proprietary trading before receiving her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. Singer also is a member of the J’s first Women inPower cohort, a fellowship that seeks to uplift female leaders through a social impact lens. Joining her on the board are former chairs Lex Sears and Tom Warne; Claire West, who previously served on the board of Arts for All (which will merge with the J later this year); Ilana Addis, interim chair of the obstetrics and gynecology department at University of Arizona College of Medicine/Banner University Medical Center; and Eric Smith, executive director of the Center for Innovation at the University of Arizona, who is an alum of the J’s early childhood education program and its Camp J summer day camp.
Invisible Theatre is reopening June 23 with “Filming O’Keeffe,” the final show of its 49th season. Along with other COVID-19 safety procedures outlined by the Centers for Disease Control, IT is instituting boutique seating for only 22-24 customers per show, 25% of its capacity. For more information, call 882-9721.
The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre will hold auditions for youth ages 7-18 for its outdoor production of “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins” in November. Auditionees can choose between socially distanced in-person auditions or Zoom auditions. Auditions will be held the afternoon of Sunday, June 28. Rehearsals will be held initially over Zoom starting in August before moving to socially distant outdoor rehearsals. Visit www.scoundrelandscamp.org for more details and to sign up for an audition slot.
The Southern Arizona Arts Guild will host a pop-up art show on Saturday, July 25, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the former Brooks Brothers and Papyrus stores on the second floor of La Encantada, 2905 East Skyline Drive in Tucson, across from the SAAG Gallery of Gifts, which also will be open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information, visit www.southernarizonaartsguild.com.
Hotel Congress has launched Soul Food Wednesday, giving its space over to black-owned businesses to create a night that celebrates black cuisine, black music, and black organizations. For more information, visit www.hotelcongress.com/soul-food-wednesdays.