Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Claytoon of the Day: Individual One

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Five Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Wednesday, Dec. 12

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Roadrunners vs. Eagles. If you missed the aviary showdown last night, don't fear! There's another night of ice hockey in the Old Pueblo tonight. The Tucson Roadrunners face off against the Colorado Eagles at 12-12 Night, where sides and end seats are both just $12. And hey, the cheaper the seats, the more money you have for food and drinks! Sometimes in the midst of the stressful holidays, or even in the midst of finals week if you’re a student, you don’t want winter peace and holiday good cheer—you need to watch a good old-fashioned ice hockey fight. 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. $10 to $61+. Details here.
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Casa de los Niños Toy Drive at Club Congress. When you think of collecting toys for children, you might not automatically think of a night of live music at Club Congress at the same time. But, for one night only, these two great things are coming together! Elyzian, Douglas Beat Market, and The Electric Delirium are playing and you can get in for either $5 or a new, unwrapped toy. Help make the holidays a little brighter this season for a local child in need while spending a night out on the town. Sounds like a win-win to us! The event is 21+. Hotel Congress, 311 Congress St. Details here.

Uranium Mining Film Festival. Our local chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility is hosting a short film series on—you guessed it—uranium mining. The short films include: Too Precious to Mine, Half-Life and Crying Earth Rise Up. These films tell the story of the “resistance largely on Native American lands to uranium extraction industries.” This event is free and also includes panel discussions by filmmakers. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. 525 N. Bonita Ave. Free (donations accepted).
Details here. 

FST! Female Storytellers. "Rebel, Rebel" is the theme of the show this week, and make the most of it because this is the last ever Female Story Tellers at CANS Venue & Lounge! CANS recently announced they will be closing their doors for good Jan. 1. Described in Female Story Tellers' Best of Tucson win, "Tucson has a few great, regular storytelling events, but there's something about honoring and holding space for women brave enough to take the stage and talk about their challenges, traumas and triumphs that just inspires you to own your shit and face life head on." That about sums it up. All ages welcome, 18+ recommended. Details here.

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Wee Winter Wonderland.  Each holiday season, the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures transforms itself into the littlest holiday wonderland around. This means not only decorating the lobby and galleries, but decorating more than a dozen of the miniature fixtures from the permanent collection. The scenes will be decorated to match the style and era that the miniature is depicting, which means twinkly light-strung cacti in the Southwest miniature, Hanukkah decorations in the Kupjack Georgian Dining Room, bamboo and pine decorations for Japanese New Year (aka Shogatsu) and a very traditional Christmas look in the German dollhouse. Happy teeny-tiny holidays! Through Sunday, Jan. 6. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive. $9 GA, $8 senior, $6 students/youth 4 to 17 and free for kids 3 and under. Details Here.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Native Grill & Wings Closes its Oro Valley location

Posted By on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 1:09 PM

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The Native Grill & Wings located within Steam Pump Village in Oro Valley closed its doors for good on Monday, Dec. 3, Tucson Local Media confirmed with a company manager at the Speedway location.

The Oro Valley location, at 11107 N. Oracle Road, opened in 2017, and is the only store of Native's five Tucson locations to close.

The employee could not state a reason for the store's closure, and no one at the Oro Valley location could be reached, as the store's phone line has been turned off.

Native moved into Tucson a decade ago, and maintains its locations at 8225 N. Courtney Page Way in Marana; as well as 3100 E. Speedway Blvd., 5421 S. Calle Santa Cruz, and 10255 E. Old Vail Road in Tucson. 

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In The Flesh: The Juilliard String Quartet Bears Gifts

Posted By on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 10:51 AM

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Tucson was gifted with a pre-Yuletide performance by the world-renowned Juilliard String Quartet last Wednesday, Dec. 5. Taking the near-capacity audience at the Leo Rich Theater through the gamut, from pianissimo to fortississimo, at times galloping furiously in mellifluous harmony and, at others, building tension. Playing off the intentional push/pull of contrapuntal discord, crescendo followed by diminuendo, they stewarded the music to dizzying heights until allowing it to rupture into sharply pointed spires.

Formed in 1946, as the quartet-in-residence at the Juilliard School, this lauded assemblage perdures. The present incarnation consists of cellist Astrid Schween, violist Roger Tapping, second violinist Ronald Copes and Areta Zhulla, the most recent violinist to occupy the first chair. Its forebearers’ intent: “To play new works as if they were established masterpieces and established masterpieces as if they were new.” These descendants stayed true to the mission statement.

Composed circa 1798, the Juilliard String Quartet executed Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet in D major, Opus 18, No. 3 with striking aplomb. Despite its numbering, it's actually the first quartet Beethoven composed. With gentleness and a sense of wonder the ostinato delighted throughout the composition until the fourth movement. During the presto the Juilliard String Quartet shifted the centre of gravity attacking the motif in dramatic ways driving headlong to a breathtaking resolution.

Teetering between consonant and dissonant harmonic intervals, creating tension that leaves the ears of a Western audience longing for resolve, the Juilliard String Quartet explored during Lembit Beecher’s One Hundred Years Grows Shorter Over Time.

“The movements of this quartet are like successive generations retelling the same story. As I wrote, a melody kept coming into mind: A waltz written by my Estonian grand-uncle in the 1950s. I first played this music with my brother when we were teenagers. Over the years we kept returning to it. The waltz appears fully realized, as if an old recording,” Beecher said of his piece.

Schween provided contrapuntal anecdotes while Tapping and Copes sautilléd their bows off the strings in powerful unison leaving Zhulla free to soar.

After the intermission, the Juilliard String Quartet returned for Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in F Major, Opus 77, No. 2. It seemed fitting to close the program as Haydn is widely considered the creator of the genre. Achieving delicate equilibrium, they masterfully created sublime contrast between the galant style of the 18th century and the dignified seriousness of the Baroque.

Executed as by the unfailing hands of surgeons, over the course of the evening, the Juilliard String Quartet performed with barely containable ardor—that at moments impelled their bodies to rise upward from the benches and chairs they sat upon—displaying unparalleled artistry, effortlessly laying claim to a shared sovereignty as one of the world’s finest.

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Claytoon of the Day: Baby, It's Politically Correct Outside

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Seven Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Tuesday, Dec. 11

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Tucson Village Farm Holiday Market. A trip to the Tucson Village Farm, the urban farm centered around teaching young people to grow and prepare their own fresh food, is always a pleasure. But a trip to the farm when there’s an artisan fair going on, full of gifts hand-crafted by Tucsonans and delicious seasonal food and drink, is a little slice of holiday heaven. If getting holiday shopping done is more of an obligation than a delight for you, take solace in the fact that you can make marshmallows over a bonfire and sip on hot cocoa after you shop. 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Free. Details here.


Kids Craft Night at Chick-fil-A on Oracle Road. The restaurant will be providing supplies for children to decorate ornaments for this unique event. If you dine in, each child receives one ornament to decorate for free. Also, for any adult meal purchased, receive a free four nugget kids’ meal. “Just show up with holiday spirit.” 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. 4585 N. Oracle Road. Details here.


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Patronato’s Christmas at San Xavier.
More than two decades ago, Linda Ronstadt headlined at a concert to raise funds for Patronato, a local nonprofit dedicated to restoring and preserving Mission San Xavier. Today, that concert is a much-loved tradition that rings in the holiday season for Tucsonans. The Sons of Orpheus and the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will both be performing, and the Dec. 10 performance will also feature the Tucson Girls Chorus and some other special guests. The Monday evening show begins with a 5 p.m. reception at the Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St., before the 7 p.m. show, and tickets are $250. The regular performances are at 6 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, through Thursday, Dec. 13, at San Xavier Mission, 1950 W. San Xavier Road, and tickets are $100 to $125. Details here.

Roadrunners vs. Eagles. The Tucson Roadrunners face off against another aviary team in two home games this week in these games against the Colorado Eagles. Tuesday night is Finals Break and Wednesday night is 12-12 Night, where sides and ends seats are both just $12. And hey, the cheaper the seats, the more money you have for food and drinks. Sometimes in the midst of the stressful holidays, or even in the midst of finals week, if you’re a student, you don’t want winter peace and holiday good cheer—you need to watch a good old-fashioned ice hockey fight. 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, and Wednesday, Dec. 12. Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. $10 to $61+. Details here.

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Joyeux Noel.
Based on an actual truce that occurred during Christmas in WWI, this film opera (translated to “Merry Christmas”) examines the lives of the French and German soldiers who put down their guns one December to celebrate brotherhood in the midst of warfare. Hosted by Arizona Opera, this showing at The Screening Room features the voices of “two of today’s leading opera stars,” Natalie Dessay and Rolando Villazón. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. 127 E. Congress St. $10. Details here. 

Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas. Wait, you mean to tell me in some parts of the world there’s a half-goat, half-demon spirit named Krampus that accompanies Santa Claus and punishes bad children on Christmas? If you’d like to learn more about the spooky customs of ye olde Christmas, head over to the Tucson Museum of Contemporary Arts’ ArtNow! with Al Ridenour. They’ll be examining movies, television shows and advertisements that show how the holiday isn’t exactly what you think it is. 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. 265 S. Church Ave. $10. Details here.

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What if gangsta rap turned Biblical? If every murder was a Slay, every horse White and every drive-by an epic showdown of good and evil? The answers await in Ramirez’s imaginative and sardonic album, Judgement Day: Revelations. With Kendricks’ ethereal production, archangels swirl around Ramirez’s rhythm and flow, which recalls Bone Thugs. It’s an aural comic book, an alternative reality reminiscent of the very best Bay Area concept albums (sorta like Deltron 30/30 or Doctor Octagon). Hard enough to be a true contender for best new gangsta emcee, Ramirez dishes artfully penned rages like “the devil’s comin’ end of the day” atop Kendrick’s dark melodic nightmares, which stand up to any trap out there. Since they hail from the mighty S.F., they dare shoot the moon, creating a record that feels like an astute homage and send-up of both genres at once. This is Revelations, the Biblical chapter that adds up to nothing, but takes the listener down a thousand rabbit holes, each track a riddle. With Young Davon, Ray Colfaxx and RJ. Tuesday, Dec. 11. 191 Toole. Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. $20. All ages. Details here.

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

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Adoptable Pet: Hazelnut Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 2:49 PM

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“I am a sweet girl who loves hot dogs and frisbees!”

- Hazelnut

Hazelnut is a 2-year-old girl who has graduated from the HSSA New Beginnings Canine Program.

Take your family, dogs included, to meet Hazelnut 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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Evidence of Water Found in Asteroid Bennu's Past

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 12:31 PM

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In the first scientific data returned from the OSIRIS-REx mission, hydrated minerals have been found on Bennu's surface. For hydrated minerals to be formed, they must come in contact with water at some point.

"These hydrated minerals have evidence of liquid water in Bennu's past," said Amy Simon, Deputy Instrument Scientist for the OSIRIS-REx mission. "It's one of the things we were hoping to find... we're super excited." 

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