Friday, January 24, 2020

Trailer Fire on Tucson's Northwest Side

Posted By on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 2:30 PM

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One local resident and two dogs are displaced after their home caught fire on Tucson’s Northwest side. 


Northwest Fire District responded to a report of fire at the corner of Carapan Avenue and West Palm Vista Street at 1:05 p.m. on Friday, said Brian Keely, Public Information Officer at Northwest Fire District. Crews had the blaze under control by 1:25 p.m., according to Keely. 


“We prevented (the fire) from spreading into any exposures on the other side,” Keely said. “It’s contained to just the one double-wide mobile home.”


Keely said it’s unknown at this time if anyone was home or if there were any injuries caused by the blaze at this time. 


Northwest Fire District fire investigators are on the scene. The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time. 

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You could deliver books... on a bike!

Posted By on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 11:42 AM

We want YOU... to become a Bookbike volunteer!

Do you ♥ your Library? How about books, cycling, or helping your community? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Pima County Public Library has the perfect opportunity for you!

The Library's Bookbike gives out free books, library cards, and information about Library programs, as well as bike maps and information about bicycling events.

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Our three Bookbike fleet operates within a five-mile radius of Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Sam Lena-South Tucson Library, and Eckstrom-Columbus Library. They go out on monthly visits to food truck stops, community organizations and housing, and even the Santa Cruz Farmer's Market! They also make stops at special events like the Tucson Festival of Books.

In our first eight years of operation (2012-2020), Bookbike staff and volunteers went to 1,213 events, rode 3,104 miles, talked to 75,483 people, and gave away 90,657 books!

Want to join us? Learn more at our next Bookbike Volunteer Orientations:

Saturday, February 1
Saturday, March 7

Both orientations are held from 8:30 to 9:30 am at Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

Call the Infoline at (520) 791-4010 or email Karen.Greene@pima.gov to sign up or get more information. 

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Claytoon of the Day: Smearing 1999

Posted By on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 11:11 AM

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Where to Rock, This Weekend, Jan. 24 - 26

Posted By on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 1:00 AM

Friday, Jan. 24

Naim's A Jazz Trio
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“No Justice, No Peace, No Hope.” Piecing together an album reflective of the present, Good Luck Everybody (2020) is “pessimistic and sad, with small pockets of love and grace.” Despite an aversion to writing political songs, songwriter Sean Bonnette expands on the underlying theme, “Basic human connection is the path to our collective return to sanity.” Phoenician indie/folk punks AJJ—skirted by the irrepressible Tacocat and The Exbats—usher in the “New World.” At 191 Toole…

From the City of Angels—spinning a ridiculously fun blend of danceable indie rock interspersed with live elements and special guest performers—Electric Feels is an experiential party with a festival feel. At the Rialto Theatre…

Windows into Song is a program of sacred music by Rossini, Respighi and the world premiere of Vokas Animo by Tucson composer Robert Lopez-Hanshaw. It points the spotlight on soprano Federica Lombardi, who made her Metropolitan Opera debut in January 2019. She joins conductor José Luis Gomez and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. At Tucson Music Hall…

A “night of rock under the stars” awaits. Country-western/psych rockers, Jim McGuinn & The Cosmic Cowboys and Pocket Sand—as popularized by King of The Hills’ Dale Gribble—fend off any would-be assaulters. With Abes Bones. At SkyBar…

Musical shapeshifter Jacob Acosta’s music ranges from the bucolic to the blue-collared. Hear the sounds of the expansive desert. At Harbottle Brewing Company…

“Love, love is a verb.” This installment of NiteCall finds resident DJ Mijito + special guest Tristan Iseult (Lilith) pit Massive Attack and Sneaker Pimps against Portishead and Tricky in a trip-hop battle royale. At R Bar…

The Dead of Winter Fest is an annual heavy metal festival with showcases in Tucson, Kingman, Flagstaff and Phoenix that benefits local youth music programs. This year’s lineup: Cutthroat Gorgeous, Scattered Guts, Adavant, Deadspawn, Shadows of Algol, Pain Patterns and Despair. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Keep Children Rockin’. At The Rock…

With a focus on classics, Naim’s A Jazz Trio is at El Crisol. Makes a perfect pairing for date night…

Club Z sees local tech house bad bois, Low Audi0 and ZAW, dropping that heat. At Zen Rock…

Saturday, Jan. 25

Tom Walbank
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With a keen eye for detail—from spot-on renditions handpicked from the Beatles extensive catalog to a stage show with costume changes reflecting every era of their career—The Fab Four tip a velvet hat. At the Fox Theatre…

A “New Consciousness for a New World.” A new late night experience. The Techno Alliance V1.0 features special guest WYGHT (DarkBlack Records). This hard techno artist’s tracks landed on Umek’s “Behind The Iron Curtain” podcast, Binary Hertz and charted on Beatport. With sets by local turntablists: Chris Miranda, Lunarfluxx, Toby Roberts, Justin Silva and Cat Child. Rave into the morning. At Solar Culture Gallery…

Arguably, “rock’s newest supergroup”—comprised of Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English), Tim Gaines (Stryper), Joey Tafolla (Jag Panzer) and Kevin Goocher (Omen)—Of Gods & Monsters make their first Arizona appearance. At EncoreTucson…

Holding steady after 35 years, reggae institution Neon Prophet demonstrate just “How The West Was Won.” At Chicago Bar…

No two shows could ever be the same. Landing somewhere between David Lynch, Ennio Moriccone and Earth, the high desert-noir of The GRAL Brothers perform alongside absurdist, lo-fi folk/pop/rock deconstructionists Golden Boots. At El Crisol…

Spinning new wave, gothic and industrial, DJ Stubbie upholds three generations of delicious infamy. Fineline Revisited At Surly Wench Pub…

From Bozeman, Montana, vocal centric electro/soul duo Dash promise to have you “out on the dance floor, rocking out to the unknown.” At Sky Bar. Locals Juju Fontaine and Moontrax add sass to the lineup…

From the island province of Newfoundland, Canada, lo-fi singer-songwriter Aaron Powell aka Fog Lake creates music that’s been described as “a complex collage of nebulous angst and heartfelt nostalgia.” At Club Congress. With NYC’s Foxes in Fiction and Video James

Blue-collar singer-songwriter Paul Opocensky tells stories of love, loss and redemption through song. At Borderlands Brewing Company…

“Up on the Roof.” Latin fusionists Santa Pachita make bodies cha, cha, cha. At Playground Bar and Lounge… “In Living Hell.” Pyrate Punx presents an all ages punk rock extravaganza. Social Conflict, The Afraid, Conflict Resolution and Drizzle rebel against dullness. At Spark Project Collective…

“Soul, blues and funky fun.” It’s a dance party with Little House of Funk. It’s like “WD-40 for the hips, Baby!” In the clubhouse at El Rio Golf Course…

In honor of this 4th Avenue venues’ 1st Anniversary, Hank “Cry ‘em All” Topless performs a solo set of his not so “Happy Time Blues.” At The Boxyard…

This English blues harpist/guitarist plays guitar like a drum. “I play the harmonica like a drum as well, very rhythmically. If I get too far from the rhythm, I know I am doing something wrong.” Tom Walbank stays on point. In the courtyard at Mercado San Agustin…

¡Qué candela! Acerekó performs Afro-Cuban/jazz at Crooked Tooth Brewing…

Waxing poetic, Chicago indie folksters Barefoot on Bumblebees sing “Songs That No One Knows.” At Irene’s Holy Doughnuts. Backed Hairbrain and Stripes

Sunday, Jan. 26

Hank Topless
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It started informally, “...just getting together and doing some picking,” says vocalist Todd  Sheaffer. Shortly thereafter, on the strength of their five song demo they landed a spot at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival before even playing their first gig. But, what kind of music is this? Afterall, they use amplifiers and drums; Instrumentation considered anathema by many in the bluegrass world. “Souped-up string band,” Railroad Earth perform at the Rialto Theatre. The familiar yet innovative sounds of Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra stir up the dust first…

Beware of the Green Fairy’s bite. Songs of heartbreak, romance and light are on the menu when For Love or Absinthe perform at the Royal Sun Lounge…

Leading the funeral dirge, Sworn Apart, No Paradise, Flying Half Full and Rich Young pay respect to the music of Type O Negative and Carnivore. At The Rock…

With its origins deeply rooted in the Gypsy culture of Spain, this traditional art form presents the interactions between song, dance and guitar, executed atop a percussive wooden platform. Tablao Flamenco perform at El Crisol…

Country blues guitarist Christopher T. Stevens leads the congregation at the Last Sunday Revival. At Tap + Bottle-Downtown…

PD Ronstadt & The Co. tag team with Sweet Ghosts in a mellifluous lucha libre of sorts. At Monterey Court…

Smash the winter chill with the psycho/post-country sounds of Hank Topless & The Dead Horsemen. On the patio at Che’s Lounge…

Tipping a hat to the music of Jerry Garcia, Legion of Mario presides over Sunday church. At The Hut…

No matter what size, Tiny House of Funk will make you “Shake, shake, shake...Shake yo’ booty.” At Public Brewhouse…

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Things to do, This Weekend, Jan. 24 - 26

Posted By on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 1:00 AM

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Dillinger Brewing: Beer Releases & Three-Year Anniversary. It’s a big weekend over at Dillinger Brewing Company, where they’re busting out cans of a spacey brew and celebrating their birthday. On Friday, they’re releasing their “Osiris-REx Recon” cans in celebration of the Recon phase of NASA’s OSIRIS REx mission headquartered at the University of Arizona. The Recon is an IPA that is “generously hopped” with Galaxy and Comet hops, reaching a nice 7.1 percent ABV and 65 IBUs. They’re also releasing a special Lemon Rosemary Sour brew made in collaboration with Tucson Hop Shop, and also releasing a new Barrel-aged Wild Ale. On Saturday, they will be hosting live art and music performances, plus breaking out some special bottles from the cellar and experimenting with dessert pairings for their Chocolate Cherry Stout. And all this right around Dillinger Days, no less! Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25. 3895 N. Oracle Road.

America Sings! Grammy-nominated True Concord Voices & Orchestra, the only professional chamber choir and orchestra in Southern Arizona, is putting on this celebration of some of our nation’s most influential composers. Aaron Copland and Stephen Foster, two guys who have been called “fathers of the American Sound” in classical music, are most heavily featured, but they’ve also got some American spirituals and works by composers like George Gershwin on the lineup. Morris Robinson is the featured bass in this show that explores the core of who we are as Americans, what we care about today and what we hope for from tomorrow. 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church, 600 S. La Cañada Drive in Green Valley. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. $25 to $40.

Founders Feature at Craft. Out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders Brewing Co. is stopping by Craft, A Modern Drinkery to showcase some specialty, extra-strong beers. Craft will be featuring five Founders’ beer on tap, including the “French Toast Bastard,” a bourbon barrel-aged Scotch Ale with syrup and cinnamon hints, that reaches a mighty 11 percent ABV; the “Curmudgeon’s Better Half,” an Old Ale brewed with molasses and a staggering 12.7 percent ABV; and the 2017 Canadian Breakfast Stout, which includes a blend of coffees and imported chocolate flavors aged in bourbon barrels, with 11.7 percent ABV and 45 IBU. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. 4603 E. Speedway Blvd.

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Tucson Roadrunners vs. Bakersfield Condors. Now that most of us are back to school, and even MLK Jr. Day has passed, it can sometimes start to feel like all of the things that make Tucson so great in the winter are slipping away. But never fear! We’ve still got our local hockey team. This week, they face off against Bakersfield twice. Friday night, they’ve got special ticket prices, including half-off tickets for seniors 55+. Saturday night is University of Arizona Night, with an offer that includes four tickets and four co-branded Roadrunners/UA hats. 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25. Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. Regular tickets star at $13, see tucsonroadrunners.com for more info on special pricing.

Citrus Jubilee at the Farmers Markets. How could you not want to be involved in something with a title like “Citrus Jubilee?” The season for oranges, grapefruits, lemons, tangelos and kumquats is finally here, and Heirloom Farmers Markets is hosting a celebration of all that sweet local tang. Citrus tastings, live music and plenty for sale at several locations. All of the events run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Here’s the rest of the rundown: Friday, Jan. 24 at the Udall Park, 7202 N. Tanque Verde Road. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Steam Pump Ranch, 20901 N. Oracle Road. And Sunday, Jan. 26 at Rillito Park, 4502 N. First Ave. (The Rillito Park market has the largest citrus bounty of the weekend, plus free juicing services!)

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Clemency. Bernadine Williams is a prison warden who has carried out executions at her maximum security prison for years. During this time, she’s drifted away from the other roles and relationships in her life. But when she creates a bond with a death-row inmate, she is forced to reexamine herself, her desires, and “what it means to be sanctioned to kill.” The Loft Cinema starts screening the film that won the 2019 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize on Friday, Jan. 24. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.


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City of Gastronomy Demonstration at The Carriage House.
Chefs Janos and Devon of The Carriage House are hosting a special cooking (and eating!) event for you to better appreciate the food culture we have here in Tucson. The chefs will be preparing and discussing dishes that feature the flavors and ingredients from our region, and better yet, you get to eat those dishes. Meals include a smoked poblano, mushroom and cheese Oaxacan flauta; a Sonoran chile and squash soup; quail stuffed with green chile masa and chorizo; and habanero pepita pesto-stuffed chicken breast. Recipes and wine will be provided with entrance. It’s time to learn while you eat, and learn about what you eat! 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. 125 S. Arizona Ave. $70 plus tax. To reserve, call (520) 615-6100 or email Megan@DOWNTOWNKitchen.com

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Girl Scout Cookie Pairing at Tap & Bottle. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time when you inhale an entire sleeve of Thin Mints and wake up in a dizzy stupor. Tap & Bottle’s northside location is embracing the season with specialty flights of either Borderlands Brewing craft beers or Flying Leap Vineyards wines paired with Girl Scouts cookies. And better yet, a portion of the proceeds are going to Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. On top of all this, Girl Scouts will be on site selling boxes of cookies. 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. 7254 N. Oracle Road.

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Arizona State Parks: A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State. What’s that saying about how you sometimes forget to explore your own backyard? Our beautiful state has so much to offer, from the saguaro-filled desert to rolling grasslands to gorgeous forests, rivers and lakes. But even if you’re a seasoned traveler, you’ll find this book by travel writer Roger Naylor helpful. Naylor, who was inducted into the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame in 2018, writes about each state park, with information on nearby attractions, activities and popular events. The maps, indexes and gorgeous photos make this super useful, and the information about the parks’ rich history makes it fascinating as well. Get close to the source when Naylor does a presentation on his book this weekend. 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Saguaro National Park West Visitor Center, 2700 N. Kinney Road. Free.

Dinner Casino Magic Show. The Society of American Magicians, once headed by actual Harry Houdini, is bringing a night of Vegas-style entertainment to the Old Pueblo with casino gambling, a three-course dinner prepared by the executive chef at Skyline Country Club and some world-class magicians. Scott Alexander, who’s been a finalist on America’s Got Talent and has done over 4,000 performances at Caesar’s Palace, is headlining. Adrian Van Vactor, who’s done 59 international tours, is his opener. Cocktail reception begins at 6, dinner is at 7 and show is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrew’s Drive. $45 includes cocktail reception, dinner and show.

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Mists to Monsoons Opening Reception. While she was doing an artist’s residency near Eureka, California, Lori Andersen started working on a series that involved layering botanicals onto a canvas, then saturating the canvas with natural dyes. When she returned to her native Tucson, where there isn’t much mist and not very many redwood trees at all, she adapted the technique to desert plants. She’s displaying this gorgeous work at the Triangle L. Ranch through Feb. 22, so be sure to stop by and see it on a Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when it’s open. Better yet, come to this reception and chat with Andersen yourself. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Triangle L. Ranch Adobe Barn Gallery, 2805 N. Triangle L. Ranch Road in Oracle. Free.

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Trio Planter Class. Maybe you whetted your appetite for trying out new forms of art with one of those “paint & sip” classes. Or maybe you are an avid gardener who wants to make a small, stylish home for a succulent or herb. Either way, this six-hour class at Tohono Chul is a great chance to learn something new and walk away with a trio of adorable 3-inch square planters. You’ll learn the basics of glass mosaics to decorate the front and back of each pot, and even learn a little bit of grouting at the end of the day. Bring a sack lunch and a can-do attitude, and leave with something you can brag about to all of your friends. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Tohono Chul Education Center #1, 7211 N. Northern Ave. $100 (or $90 for members).

Boyce Thompson Arboretum Tour–Geology. Have you ever been to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Arizona’s largest and oldest botanical garden? It’s out in Superior, but the UA is one of the institutions that runs the place, so we kind of get to claim it as a Tucson thing. Anyway, let this tour, where you’ll learn about nearly 2 billion years’ worth of volcanic and geologic history, be the reason you finally make it out there. You guide will be talking about topics like the Pinal schist (the basement rock of southeastern Arizona), the volcanic origins of Picket Post Mountain and the Apache Leap tuff (tuff isn’t only a rebellious spelling of “tough,” apparently. It’s also a type of igneous rock). See? We’re learning already! 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, 37615 E. Arboretum Way, Superior. Included with admission, $15 adults, $5 kids 5 to 12, free for kids under 5 and members.

Family Adventure Fourth Saturday. The Tucson Presidio Museum makes a great place for a family adventure any day of the month, but this day is specifically dedicated to it. They’re firm believers that “living history” is the most entertaining and effective way to accomplish their mission of historical education and preservation, and this day is full of it. Take a tour of the grounds, including the Presidio barracks, original foundation wall and the mural; enjoy a blacksmithing or tinsmithing activity; and take part in an interactive activity to learn more about Tucson’s history and culture. Arrive between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to participate. Saturday, Jan. 25. Tucson Presidio Museum, 196 N. Court Ave. $5 GA.

Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Rat. One of the traditions surrounding Chines New Year is for families to give their houses a good, thorough cleaning, to sweep away past misfortune and make way for good luck. And, if your house looks anything like mine does post-(Western) holiday season, then we should all probably try out this tradition. But if you want to do some of the more fun celebrating, head over to the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center for a day full of authentic Chinese food, arts and crafts for sale, and games for the kids. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road. $5 GA, free for kids 12 and under.

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Just Mercy. Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx co-star in this legal drama about a civil rights defense attorney working to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner. The film is inspired by the true events of the 1988 to 1993 trials of Walter McMillian, a wrongly convicted Alabama man. The film also features Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson and O’Shea Jackson Jr.. This screening at Century Park Place 20 is hosted by the Mass Liberation Project AZ. 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. 5870 E. Broadway Blvd. $5.

New Year Celebration at Tucson Chinese Cultural Center. As we move from the Year of the Pig to the Year of the Rat, the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center is hosting a celebration featuring authentic Chinese food, arts and demonstrations. Start this new year and decade enjoying some delicious Chinese dishes. There will also be games for children and lion dance performances. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. 1288 W. River Road. $5, children under 12 years old enter for free.

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Cirque Mechanics. How is it that every time I see a cirque show, or watch an acrobat or aerialist perform in general, I’m blown away all over again by the marvelous feats the human body is capable of? Shows like this one are the sort of thing that can evoke wonder in almost anyone. This circus-themed show has a big 42-foot ring in the middle of it, which rotates around and is continually transformed with human powered inventions like a galloping metal horse and a tent full of strongmen, acrobats, tumblers and aerialists. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. $15 to $75+.

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Mona Lisa on the Loose. This show, part of Live Theatre Workshop’s family series, is a musical written and directed by Gretchen Wirges. It tells the story of how, when the lights go off for the night at the Louvre, the paintings—including the Mona Lisa, played by Christina Evans—come to life! When Mona Lisa overhears one day that the museum officials are planning to move her somewhere else because she’s no longer attracting enough visitors (if you’ve ever seen a photo of people looking at the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, or been yourself, you’ll know that this—not the “painting coming to life” thing—is probably the most unrealistic part of the show), she and her fellow works of art hatch a plan to save her spot! This imaginative romp is perfect for kids. 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 26 through March 8 (no show Feb. 16). Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. $7 kids, $10 adults.

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Japanese Archery Ceremony. Shooting a bamboo bow used to be a battlefield skill for samurai. These days, “The Way of the Bow” (kyudo) is closer to a form of meditation, in which the archer cultivates a clear mind and freedom from fear and distraction along with technical precision. At this Yume Japanese Gardens event, members of Arizona Kyudo Kai will be shooting their bows (which are nearly eight feet long!) They’ll also discuss the traditional etiquette, ceremonial dress and shooting procedures and stances that make the practice a discipline for both mind and body. It’s a truly fascinating look at this character-building art form. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Yume Japanese Gardens, 2130 N. Alvernon Way. $16 adults, $5 kids 3 to 15, free for members.

NO. In 1988, international pressure forced Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet to call a vote on the continuation of his presidency. The country had to vote yes or no to Pinochet ruling for another eight years. This dramatization, based on true events, follows the story of Rene Saavedra, a young advertiser who set out to convince the country on the power of democracy. As part of their Staff Selects series, the Loft Cinema is screening the 2013 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. The film will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $8.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Trees Speak Release Ohms

Posted By on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 12:02 PM

As depicted in many of the world's religions, a tree represents the link between the underworld, the Earth and the heavens. Led by acclaimed artist Daniel Martin Diaz, this Tucson experimental rock band’s architecture is a sentient ecology of the cosmos.

If you listen closely; Solar winds speak, oceans speak and Trees Speak.

Using sound, signals and vibes. They speak constantly, even if quietly, communicating above and below ground, connecting with everything that exists, and just possibly you. Scientists increasingly argue that humans can learn to hear this ancient form of communication.

Although "tree" is used in common parlance, there is no universally recognized definition of what a tree is botanically. Much like the band. By incorporating elements of avant-garde, minimalism, neo-psychedelic and electronica—”along with violin-bowed guitar, theremin and a glut of effects pedals”—Trees Speak transcend the mainstream: Their branches extending towards the sky.

And, similar to photosynthesis, Trees Speak capture energy and convert it into something else.
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“Our intention is to create music with an unrehearsed minimalist approach performing simple beats, riffs, and sequences that take one inward. We let the musical performance sculpt its own destiny and create imperfect perfection. Our tool of creation is the anxiety one feels when they are unrehearsed or prepared for a performance. We believe this approach brings us closer to the authentic self. The result is genuine music without an agenda that captures the unfiltered spirit.”

In keeping with the lofty dialectic of kosmische musik (cosmic music, in German), a genre of electronic music which originated in West Germany in the 1960s—where titanic and barbarous forces struggle mysteriously with an underlying unity—Trees Speak seek to patch their hearts onto your soul.

Avant-experimentalists Trees Speak—joined on stage by Birds and Arrows with vocoder and guitar treatments—fête the release of Ohms with a visually provocative live show. On Friday, Jan. 24. At the historic Club Congress. Performances by Ryan Alfred (on modular synthesizer) and modern dancer Ravenna add appreciably to the event.

For the uninitiated, here is a taste. 

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Claytoon of the Day:An Idiot Hides Evidence

Posted By on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM

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Where to Rock, Thursday, Jan. 23

Posted By on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 1:00 AM

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Extra, Extra. It’s a punk rock party. Burger Records recording artists Soda Boys are “All Jammed Up.” Watch them flail about at Sky Bar. Phoenix garage punks DOMS—who Don Bolles (Germs/Ariel Pink) describes as, “So powerful. So Cool”—and homies, local provocateurs, Lenguas Largas form a phalanx…

Propelled by sound and vision, Reveal: A debut of burlesque performances tantalizes the senses. With special guest entertainers from Tucson Libertine League. At 191 Toole…

Melding Americana, hip-hop and sample-based electronics with soulful lyricism, Nocturnal Theory promises to “Set Our Bodies On Fire.” At Club Congress. Reggae rockers Desert Fish and Viane share the stage…

Their music is a smooth blend of Hollywood, Broadway, R&B and soul. Silk and Soul is a musical husband and wife duo comprised of soprano Arlette and pianist Mark. In the Lookout Bar & Grille at Westward Look Resort…

Like a tropical hurricane on a trajectory to level all in its path, Miss Olivia and the Interlopers hit land at Tap + Bottle-Downtown…

“Sing-a-long, drink-a-long.” Elliot Jones hosts Piano Bar 2020. At The Dusty Monk Pub…

Learning to increase sight from the third eye, “prog-adelic” rockers Still Life Telescope and Southbound Pilot expand consciousness at The Boxyard…

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World Flute Concert

World flute virtuosos Gary Stroutsos and Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos come together for an evening of meditative soundscapes… More

@ San Pedro Chapel Fri., Jan. 31, 7-9 p.m. 5230 E. Fort Lowell Road.

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