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Comment Archives: Events: Calendar

Re: “Elder Circle

Event Creator: Note** May date is 18th, not the usual 4th Monday.

Posted by ElderCircles on 04/12/2015 at 2:34 PM

Re: “CDSS Centennial Celebration Tucson Tour Stop

Among the FREE workshops being offered are:

Playing for Dances w/ Jaige & Adam

Exploring the basics of providing music for a contra dance. How to select appropriate repertoire; understanding the musical structure and how it relates to the dance; interacting with the caller; and learning the language of contra dance choreography. Bring your instruments!

Appalachian Flatfooting w/ Matthew

Part of a broad spectrum of overlapping traditions which includes tap, swing, and Charleston, Appalachian flatfooting and clogging are a blend of European, West African, and American Indian dances. While tap is often associated with jazz, clogging and flatfooting have close ties to Appalachian old time music. Exploring the highly improvisational nature of these traditions, we will draw from both clogging and flatfooting vocabulary and examine the places where these forms intersect and overlap. We will explore phrasing, musicality and economy of motion to acquire a solid foundation of rhythmic building blocks. A great class for students of any level; from beginners who want fast-paced steps and improv drills, to advanced dancers who want to hone their technique, facility and repertoire. No previous experience necessary. Leather-soled shoes are recommended but not required.

Body Rhythms w/ Matthew

Many vernacular dance forms have a tradition in which the human body is the primary instrument. Matthew’s style of body percussion is inspired by hambone, new “body music” ensembles like Stomp and Brazil-based Barbatuques, African-American stepping and other dance traditions. Students will explore polyrhythmic patterns of clapping, snapping, and stepping, in which a focus on musicality makes for a delicious musical movement-experience. A great class for students of any level from beginners to advanced dancers.

Melody Playing for Dances w/ Jaige & Adam

Discover why some tunes work better for contra than others and learn how to reconstruct melodies to make them dance-friendly. The scope of this workshop also includes creating “sets”, evaluating how well two tunes go together in a medley and navigating segues; the responsibilities of a melody player; counter-melodies and harmonies. All instruments welcome.

Laying the Groove w/ Adam and Matthew

Every instrument is a rhythm instrument. This workshop presents exercises and examples to develop solid foundational support for dance music. Topics include matching the pulse to the characteristics of the dance choreography, “swinging” the beat, considering tempo, and discovering the “groove” in both melody and back-up patterns. All instruments welcome!

Allowing Movement w/ Jaige

This workshop presents an opportunity to explore habitual movement and response patterns in a fun and enlightening way... learn how to undo unnecessary tension and encourage a lightness of being that allows movement to happen without the effort, fatigue or pain we so commonly become accustomed to. Discover a graceful ease of mobility and experience greater freedom.

YOU CAN ALSO VISIT TFTM.ORG for information

Posted by Nerra on 04/10/2015 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Tour of the Mission Garden at Tucson's Birthplace

The Mission Garden is fabulous. Check it out!

Winter hours (December through March) are 12 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays; summer hours (April through November) are 8 am to 12 pm on Saturdays.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tucson History Buff on 03/28/2015 at 5:40 PM

Re: “MoctoberFest March 2015

this event is an annual event
every last Saturday in March
28 March...

Posted by Ruben Palmtree on 03/26/2015 at 3:37 AM

Re: “Elder Circle

Event Creator: Time has changed. It is now 9:30 am to 10:30 am every 2nd Tuesday until further notice.

Posted by ElderCircles on 03/19/2015 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Recycling Centers

And Himmel Park.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by SonoranWinds on 02/02/2015 at 3:51 PM

Re: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Definitely something everyone should see... I loved it and plan to return again on Holloween. I give it five stars.

Posted by Jessica Lynn Hepner on 10/28/2014 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

I concur with Cynthia! I was there too and I feel like it was such a ripoff!! We had to wait almost an hour after it started before anything happened and then they served us salad with warm ranch dressing. The salad was so small and tasted like it came from under a heat lamp. Bartender was sloppy but slow and there was no wait staff to ask us for more drinks during the show. No water, soda...nothing. Then after our small salad, we had to wait another 30 min or so for them to start the show and then we ate our "wedding dinner". Luke warm chicken that was served with al-dente noodles and when I say al-dente, I mean hard. This place is certainly not worth the $45 per person cash only status and I would never recommend it to any one I know. CONSUMER BEWARE -- RIP OFF

Posted by Pamela Spencer on 10/02/2014 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Not what their website advertises at all! Extremely corny and super low budget! Not worth the 45.00 dollars per person! Then they expected tips! Food was not good at all; actually the food was more of a mystery that the show itself! Experience at this show was just flat out disappointing. I took my niece for her 35th birthday and flew in my sister from out of state for this show! I was totally embarrassed! Then to top it all off...they do not except credit cards! What kind of business are they running! Are they afraid ppl will stop payment? I would certainly stop payment! Something should be done...this is a rip off! I give solely one star only because I feel sorry for them! Extremely pissed...

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Cynthia on 09/29/2014 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Anza Trail River Walks

This event ended in April. Look for it again in 2015 January - April.

Posted by dgcook21 on 05/04/2014 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Farmers' Markets

went to the El Presidio Plaza Park Mercado and there wasn't a stick of produce, only crafts.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by tucjake on 04/25/2014 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Mount Lemmon SkyCenter SkyNights Program

Filled out the form that promised to contact me more than two weeks ago. Followed up with several phone calls, not returned. Any suggestions? Are they still in business?

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Posted by lazarg on 02/27/2014 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

I couldn't agree more with the recent negative reviews. Our experience at the show was not just disappointing, but was really downright insulting. The food was inedible and the cast was absolutely terrible. Maybe years ago the show was good, but now it's just a bad middle school level improv that even a cast member's parent couldn't enjoy.
When they passed out the envelopes for the cast/servers "tips" (while pleading about how hard they had worked), we got up and walked out with about 3/4's of the audience. The comments on the parking lot were far funnier than anything said "on stage" that night.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by david on 02/21/2014 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Would not recommend to anyone. It was low budget, amateur, sound system failed, food was cooled and gross. Show was stupid and not funny. Very corny! Actors looked like they did not want to be there. Drinks were over priced. We went on New Year's Eve and paid $75 a ticket for the dinner and show plus additional entertainment for New Year's Eve. Definitely did not get what we paid for. Do not go to this show! 12/31/13

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BJL on 01/02/2014 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Gam-Anon Meeting

Hi,
I'm a licensed psychotherapist and I contract with the office of problem gambling. I have room for a few more clients in my private practice. If you are a problem gambler, or family member, or affected client then I can see you too. I'm located at the corner of Swan and Pima.

Please call; Joyce Selenkow MA, LPC 520-990-3122

Posted by JAG on 11/19/2013 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Please, I beg of you, do NOT go to their show. This production deserved NO stars. We went on 9/28, and I am still angry about losing $90.80 (incl tax). There were four "actors" who wanted to be somewhere else. A group of middle school kids could put on a better show. The acting was mundane without any flair or expertise whatsoever. It seemed to be totally impromptu and unrehearsed. Lousy Halloween costumes. The vampire didn't even bother to wear some convincing make-up. Unprofessional. They (or we) might as well have been reading on stage from a script. Little facial expression. The audience participation was the only good part. The tired old jokes were often crude and just not so funny. (Children were present.) Guppie was better as the inspector. The gypsy brought some enthusiasm to his work and at least dressed for the part. . . . . he had to because he is a man playing a woman. The story was stupid, unimaginative and ridiculous. The venue was the back room of a Chinese restaurant. Smelled. About 45 people stuffed into this small room next to the restrooms. There was NO stage, only a single backdrop, and 2 floodlights in back shown into the faces of half the audience. The meal was also a disappointing joke. Only water was served with the meal, and you had to ask for it. I went to the bar twice to get water for me and Mom. $2 for pop or iced tea. Not-so-fresh salad with same dressing for all. No bread & butter. Lots of noodles in a bland white (alfredo?) sauce. I think the chicken and rice in the breading was real. Half the people at my table of 8 barely touched their meal. Dessert was a TINY piece of cheap cheesecake, definitely not Cheesecake Factory. Please believe me, we were not the only people dissatisfied with the show and the meal. Those who purchased liquor or beer may have been happier. To add insult to injury, the actors said they were unpaid and asked for tips. Can you believe it -- at $42 a head for crappy acting and crappy food. PLEASE DO NOT PATRONIZE THIS BUSINESS! 10/07/13

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by BBarLynx on 10/07/2013 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Thai Food Community Buffet Fundraiser

This event is awesome and without peer in Tucson. The food you eat is like what your grandma would make (if you had a Thai grandma). The first time we went, I was a little nervous, as I had never been in a Buddhist temple before; but, it's been smooth sailing ever since. Recommend you wear sandals with no socks, as you must remove your shoes before entering. If you end up eating in the rear garden, you won't want socks on (it's soft sand). If you eat in the temple, you must be shoeless also. Try this once, you will hooked. Best kept 'secret' in Tucson.

Posted by truttman on 08/17/2013 at 10:13 PM

Re: “PCAP: Affordable Medical Solutions for Pima County Residents

In my experience (at one time I was enrolled in PCAP). PCAP has nothing to do with paying a premium and then getting access to medical services. PCAP is not medical insurance. PCAP is more of a delayed "pay your bill" program than it is medical insurance.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Student01 on 06/14/2013 at 12:42 AM

Re: “Plant Low-Cost Trees for Energy Efficiency

trico is a rip off maybe people would buy more if they were priced like TEP.

Posted by hotinhere on 06/13/2013 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Plant Low-Cost Trees for Energy Efficiency

It seems like not enough people know about this fabulous program. You can also get trees for your street or neighborhood and THEY BRING THE TREES TO YOU! Do yourself, your pets, your neighbors a favor and get yourself some trees.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by porchsong on 06/10/2013 at 8:23 AM

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