Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Four Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Tuesday Oct. 30

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 1:00 AM

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Automata: Miniature Mechanized Narratives. Do you know what an automaton is? It’s a little scene that comes to life, traditionally with clockwork mechanisms, but, today, often with a crank that the viewer is invited to wind up to bring the scene to life him or herself. At this exhibit, you’ll see more than 40 of these charming lil’ creations. Watch a heart use friction to rotate a series of spheres in “Love Makes the World Go Round,” or watch a figurine “levitate” in Pierre Mayer’s “Fechner’s Levitation on Stool.” This exhibit is from the collection of metalsmith Michael Croft, and includes the whimsical, clever work of 23 contemporary artists. Showing through Jan. 27. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays and closed Mondays and major holidays. The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive. $9 GA, $8 senior, $6 students and youth 4 to 17. Details here.

Halloween Event at The Fox. Join the ghosts and ghouls at The Fox Theatre for their spooky Halloween event including the original Halloween Film (1978). This year marks the 40th anniversary of the classic horror movie starring Donald Pleasence, Jaime Lee Curtis and Tony Moran. To make a whole evening out of the show, join events in the lobby from 6 to 7 p.m. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. For those who really want to keep the fun going, there will be a Ghost Hunt at 9:30 p.m. to midnight where you can hunt ghosts in the dark and empty Fox Theatre armed with paranormal hunting equipment. Tickets for the film are $5, tickets for the Ghost Hunt are $25. Pick your poison! 17 W Congress St. Details here.

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Sugar Skulls Decorating. We are officially in the season where one holiday seems to lead right into the next, so if you are done with Halloween and can't wait for Día de los Muertos to roll around, this is the event for you! Decorate your very own sugar skull with sequins, feathers, glitter and more at the Quincie Douglas Library. All supplies will be provided, but the event is first come first served. 1585 E. 36 Street. 3:30-5:30 pm. Free. Details here.

Lowe's Food Truck Roundup. There is some sacred unwritten rule that says food from a truck is delicious, it's just a rule. Well today you are in luck because a whole bunch of food trucks are going to park up in one spot for one yummy traffic jam. Food trucks in attendance will include Meatball Madness, Haus of Brats, Nhu Lan Vietnamese Food and Don Pedro's Peruvian Bistro. The event runs from 5-8 p.m. at 4075 W Ina Rd. Details here.

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Events compiled by Brianna Lewis, Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot, Ava Garcia and Jeff Gardner.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Adoptable Pet: Tadmore Needs A Home

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 3:42 PM


What more can you say about a handsome guy like Tadmore? This big boy is still just a pup at 1-year-old and he's got the personality to prove it! He's lovable and kinda goofy, but he's also super-smart.

Best of all, he's brimming with energy and loves to play. His forever family will want to be an active one, and what better way to get to know Tadmore after you adopt him than by taking him for a walk?

Meet Tadmore at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd.For more information give an adoptions counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 173.

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TCC Takeover: 11th Annual Tucson Comic-Con

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM

click image The 11th annual Tucson Comic-Con will take place on Nov. 2-4. The event is presented by Zia Records with a mission of "Pop Culture for All". - TUCSONCOMIC-CON
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  • The 11th annual Tucson Comic-Con will take place on Nov. 2-4. The event is presented by Zia Records with a mission of "Pop Culture for All".

Tucson Comic-Con will take place on Friday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m., Saturday Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. and Sunday Nov. 4. at 10 a.m. at the Tucson Convention Center. The mission is “Pop Culture for All”.

The 11th annual Tucson Comic-Con is presented by Zia Records. It is dedicated to bringing a community-based pop culture experience. They will have TV and movie celebrities, comic book creators, artists, costume groups, photo ops, games, panels, a scavenger hunt and a Kid Zone.

Tucson Comic-Con was founded by Mike Olivares and began as a single-day event with 500 fans. Over the years the event has now grown into the three day festival it is today, complete with all your favorite comic-related activities and over 10,000 attendees each year.

The celebrity guests include Jake “The Snake” Roberts who is known for his work with the World Wrestling Federation, Tim Rose who is most famous for his character Admiral Ackbar in Star Wars, Rachel Lillis who is best known for her work in Pokémon and Kirk R. Thatcher who is an Emmy award winning writer/producer for Dinosaurs, Muppet Treasure Island and numerous Muppet films.

Comic industry guests include Dennis O’Neil, an acclaimed comic book writer and editor, Budd Root, whose first comic book Cavewoman has been continually published for well over 20 years making it one of the longest running independent titles in recent memory, Sina Grace, writer and artist who drew several series, Dan Mendoza, creator of Zombie Tramp in 2009, Dawn Mcteigue, a comic book artist and Eric M. Esquivel, a comic book author.

The annual costume contest will take place at the Tucson Convention Center’s Leo Rich Theater on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. with the youth costume contest a little earlier in the day at 2 p.m.

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Know Your Product - Spafford

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 12:31 PM

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What started out as four Phoenix guys playing songs together quickly turned into one of the biggest jam bands touring today. Their special style of “electrofunk therapy” has found listeners at festivals all across the nation. Now on the road with their third album, Spafford is touring on into Tucson, while playing rock, funk, pop, reggae, jazz and anything else they'll think of on the spot.


Catch the groove with Spafford at 191 Toole, two nights in a row! 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 & 3. $20 - $25. All ages.

Here are five albums that inspire Spafford:


Foo Fighters Foo Fighters

Probably have to go with the Foo Fighters self titled album. That was the first album that I sat down at a full professional quality kit and some studio headphones and really dissected the parts and every little fill and beat had to be exact or I would start the song over if I missed it. The first track, “This is a call” you could say was really the first song I learned on drums front to back and I knew that from that moment, I wanted to play music for a living. - Cameron


Silverchair Frogstomp

It’s the earliest cd I remember playing over and over again. 10 years old. I spent the summer of ‘95 spinning it in a grey Sony discman while I fished the river that went through my backyard of my childhood home. Never heard anything like it. This propelled me on my lifelong search to always find new music! Fun fact: we used to cover “Tomorrow” a long time ago. - Brian


Little Feat Waiting For Columbus

There have been dozens of albums that have had a huge impact on me over the years - both as a musician and just as a fan of music in general. One of my favorite albums of all time is Little Feat’s Waiting For Columbus. The way the band gelled together, the song selection, and the fact that it’s live all just blow me away every time I listen to it! I remember the first time I heard it thinking “Whoa! You can do that?” I had never heard music like it before. It was really my first introduction to “jam bands”. I’ve been hooked ever since! - Red


Weezer The Blue Album

My family had recently moved back to Nashville from Michigan and I was starting 7th grade when I met my friend Joe. I grew up around church music and oldies 96.1, modern rock was undiscovered for me. One day after school we were hanging at Joe’s house, we listened to Nirvana. He let me try my best Dave Grohl impression to “In Bloom” on his drum set over and over while he clunked away at the guitar. I had never listened to Nirvana before, it changed me. We listened to a lot more music that day and in the days to come. When I left, he handed me a Disc Man, a pair of headphones, and the Blue Album by Weezer and said “Check this one out, I think you’ll like it.” I loved all the music we listened to that day but I spent the next 3 months listening to that Weezer album. I remember seeing the songs when I would listen to them, like I was being painted a picture of this person’s memories and pain and joy and goofiness. I was 11 years old and I remember being connected to feelings I knew I hadn’t had yet that I would probably experience one day. Not long after that I started writing my first songs. - Jordan


Counting Crows August and Everything After

In my mind, this album is a masterpiece. It’s been with me since I was about 9 and to this day, I listen through it about once a week. Adam Duritz’ genius is all over this, their first record. The honesty and heart in this music rocks me, today, the way it did when I was a kid - if not more. It changed me for sure. The words. The feel. It’s poetry. It’s rock. It introduced me to the sound of a mandolin in rock music. My first taste of the Hammond B3 sound as well. This is one of few albums in my life that continues to gain and carry more meaning with every listen. - Chuck

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Halloween Funnies

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Get Spooky and Save a Life

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 10:31 AM

United Blood Services Bloodmobile where they will host The Halloween Vein Drain. - COURTESY
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  • United Blood Services Bloodmobile where they will host The Halloween Vein Drain.
MHC Healthcare and United Blood Services will be hosting their third annual Halloween Vein Drain on Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Not only can you get in the spooky spirit at the Vein Drain by donating blood, they will also be holding a costume contest.

Depending on what your fellow donators come up with, the distractions may take away from the poke of the needle-a perk for those of you who aren't the biggest fans of donating blood. They will also be accepting book donations for the Children's Steele Center.

The blood drive will be hosted on the side of the MHC Healthcare building. On wheels, your veins will be drained at the Bloodmobile. Make sure to dress up and get ready to drain some blood!

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Claytoon of the Day: Vanifesto

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 8:57 AM

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Three Great Things to Do Today: Monday, Oct. 29

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 1:00 AM

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Halloween (1978): A classic 1978 horror film, John Carpenter's Halloween will be showing Monday night at 9:30 p.m. at The Loft Cinema. It's both an original and cheaper than seeing the newest Halloween movie, a sequel to the first one. Sounds like a win-win! You'll be sure to double check your back seat after you get in your car. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Details Here.

Comedy at the Wench: Died Laughing! Get away from all the spooky pop ups and get a good laugh Monday night. Comedians throughout Tucson will be dressing up as their favorite comedians and bring them "Back from the Dead". There will be plenty of food and drinks all night long. 21+. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 424 S. 4th Ave. Details Here.

Four Fists: There must be something in that hostile northern air that makes Minneapolis churn out so many great rappers, and the duo in Four Fists is no exception. The band comprises P.O.S (of Doomtree and Rhymesayers) and Astronautalis (who's worked with Tegan & Sara and Bon Iver). Although Four Fists' debut EP came out in 2013, they released their debut album just this month. Their particular style of abstract hip-hop is aggressive yet thoughtful, in that they'll either meet you in an alleyway or a library (as evinced by their band name being an F. Scott Fitzgerald reference). Their new album, 6666 speaks from the heart showing their talents and create work that bristles with a collective tension. Doors open at 7:00 and show starts at 8:00. 191 E. Toole Ave. Details Here.

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