Some housekeeping this week:
• We have a lot of exciting things coming up. Mark your calendars: GASP!, our last-minute gift guide, hits the streets next week, on Dec. 8. Then we close out 2011 with our traditional year-end tripleheader: Get Out of Town (Dec. 15), in which we figuratively kick people, organizations and things worthy of scorn out of Tucson; Local Heroes (Dec. 22), in which we honor unsung citizens who make Tucson a better place; and our Year in Review (Dec. 29), in which we look back at the zaniness that was 2011.
• Also worth noting: On Dec. 22 and Dec. 29, we'll run special features that discuss goings-on taking place on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Please, ASAP, e-mail Adam Borowitz (email@example.com) with food-related events; Stephen Seigel (firstname.lastname@example.org) with music-related events; and our listings department (email@example.com) with all events-related info. The deadlines for those features are rapidly approaching, so don't wait. Thanks!
• Hey, arts organizations: On Jan. 12, we'll be publishing our Spring Arts Preview. Please send all of your spring events/exhibits information to arts editor Margaret Regan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and listings goddess Linda Ray (email@example.com) as soon as you can—and certainly no later than Monday, Dec. 19.
• Finally, on Jan. 5, we'll be publishing a special edition marking the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 8 shooting that claimed six lives and wounded 13 others. Mark your calendars—and if you have any suggestions for coverage, as always, I am all ears. Email me your suggestions.