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Friday, September 21, 2018

Together We Win at The Rialto

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 4:49 PM

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Join Tucson residents to support Democratic candidates and connect with other voters who want to create a positive change in the community.

The event is free and will be providing food and live music by Santa Pacha, a nine player band that features multi-genre music influenced by rumba, salsa and bands like Manu Chao. Other musical acts of the night include Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo High School and the Wayback Machine.

Special guests that will be joining the event are Gubernatorial candidate David Garcia, Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Kathy Hoffman, Steve Farley, and Kelly Fryer.

The Together We Win event will be on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Rialto Theatre located at 318 E. Congress St. from 4 p.m. to 7p.m.

For more information, contact or visit the Facebook event page.

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Hoodie Allen to Perform at Club Congress on Sept. 25

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 3:55 PM

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American rapper, singer and songwriter Hoodie Allan is set to perform at Club Congress on Sept. 25. His fall tour titled “Hanging with Hoodie” consists of playing 35 dates at small, intimate venues.

This tour will only sell 400 tickets to every show and every ticket comes with a free meet and greet. Allen constantly interacts with fans on social media and at first found fame as an internet hip-hop star introducing the world to his melodic pop-rap by releasing mixtapes.

Top 4 Rap Albums:

1. Happy Camper peaked on Feb. 13, 2016
2. People Keep Talking peaked on Nov. 1, 2014
3. All American (EP) peaked on April 28, 2012
4. Americoustic (EP) peaked on Aug. 31, 2013

For the show: Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. All ages are welcome. Tickets are $30. Details here.

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Get Your Dog Washed For A Good Cause - P.S. there is an opp-beer-tunity.

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 2:55 PM

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The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is Partnering with The Tucson Roller Derby this Sunday, Sept. 23, for the semi-annual Tails & Ales fundraising event at Barrio Brewing Co.

Members of TRD will wash your dog for $15 for a regular wash, or you can go all out for the $40 VIP wash which will includes not only line cutting privileges, but a VIP bandana, a custom pint glass, and doggie goodies.

This event is family friendly and starts at 11 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. at Barrio Brewing which is located. 800 E. 16th St.

You can buy your tickets early and get rewarded with a HSSA gift.

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 12:49 PM

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Sept. 22 is National Public Lands Day!

National monuments, national parks including the historical ones, national recreation areas and national memorials all fall under the umbrella of what are considered public lands.

Free admission to various lands is a great way of celebrating, so head out to Saguaro National Park for instance, a close to home classic. Admission is generally 15 dollars but it is free on National Public Lands Day.

The gift shops on both ends of the park are also offering 15 percent off any sales in conjunction to the holiday.

Just outside of town and also free, The Coronado National Memorial is hosting a "Pollinator BioBlitz" which invites the public to become citizen scientists and learn about the various flora and fauna within the park. Everyone is encouraged record their findings using an app found at

The event runs all day from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.

To search for a public land close to you, check out this interactive map.

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Help Cats by Eating BBQ!

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 8:54 AM

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This weekend the community is invited to visit the Pima Animal Care Center for a grill cookout to help support the initiatives of PACC and help cats at the shelter find permanent homes!

Admission is $5.00 to buy food at the adoption event. Guests can choose a choice of a hamburger or hotdog with chips and a drink, vegan options will also be served. To cool down from the Arizona heat, Snocones will also be available for a $1.00 donation.

The Cat Mixer Grille will be on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. located at Pima Animal Care Center on 4000 N. Silverbell Road

For more information visit the Facebook Event page.

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22 Great Things to Do in Tucson This Weekend: Sept. 21-Sept. 23

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 1:00 AM

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Beethoven Odyssey. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra is back with their 2018-2019 season, and they’re kicking it off with a bang: Conductor José Luis Gomez will be leading the orchestra in playing music from 2001: A Space Odyssey on its 50th anniversary, including Richard Strauss’ tone poem "Thus Spake Zarathustra." In addition, special guest and violin superstar Anne Akiko Meyers—one of the most in-demand violinists in the world—will be featured in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, one of his best-known and most important works. 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. $15 to $86+. Details Here.

The Sorting Party! Calling all Hufflepuffs! Well really, calling all Harry Potter fans, no matter which house they fall into. But we all know Hufflepuffs could use a little extra love. And hey, if you haven’t taken the Pottermore quiz yet, this is your perfect opportunity to do so, so you know what to dress up as. Espresso Art Cafe is hosting a night of live music, cafe and bar specials and a photo booth, which, even without moving pictures, is so wonderful and fun that it might just be the closest thing to magic we have. Be sure to dress up in your best robes or get dolled up as your favorite creature. Accio espresso! 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Espresso Art Cafe, 942 E. University Blvd. Details Here.

The Station Agent. For their Third Friday Fall Film Series Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is screening Peter Dinklage’s breakthrough film. This comedy drama shows a man’s efforts to seek social isolation fall apart when he ends up befriending other oddballs. This is one of three independent films Grace St. Paul’s is showing that tell the stories of people who make transformative connections with others in unexpected ways. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. 2331 E. Adams St. Details Here. 

Planet of the Apes (1968). The Fox Theatre invites you to watch—no, not the 2010s remakes; no, not the 2000s remakes—but the original 1968 Charlton-Heston-in-all-his-brawny-glory sci-fi classic. Yes, it’s a fun adventure movie, but at the same time there’s complex sociological subtext—and apes riding horses! 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. 17 W. Congress St. $5. Details Here.

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The Thing (1982). One of the greatest remakes in cinema history also happens to be a crowning achievement in practical effects. John Carpenter’s The Thing is a perfect example of how to make a sci-fi horror; it’s claustrophobic, isolating, cold, bloody and has just enough explosions to keep you excited. The Loft Cinema invites you to share in the terror. 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 22. 3233 East Speedway Blvd. $6. Details Here.

Yoga Under the Harvest Moon.
Yoga and cocktails? On a roof? During the full moon? With serenity and alcohol inside you, Agustin Kitchen beneath you and a full moon above you, what could go wrong? This two-hour event might just be the perfect way to kick off the weekend with Leah Shaffer, a yoga instructor from local studio Om Yoga. If you make a reservation in advance, you can fill your stomach up with 20 percent off a meal at Agustin Kitchen right after the event. It will go well with your full heart. Breathe in the good. Breathe out everything that isn’t custom cocktails and rooftop yoga. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Agustin Kitchen, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. $25. Details Here.

Tucson 5K Dash & Walk Like MADD 2018. The best thing you can do to help prevent drunk and drugged driving in our community is to not drive drunk or high in our community. But if you’re looking to go the extra mile (or the extra 3.1 miles), Walk Like MADD is a good way to do it. Runners, walkers and virtual walkers in 90 cities across the nation will be raising money for Mothers Against Drunk Driving and enjoying a barbecue and festivities afterward. Feel good about yourself for the physical fitness, and for dedicating yourself to making Tucson safer. 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, but registration ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, so don’t miss it. Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way. $30 run, $20 walk. Details Here.

Party at the Peak. Now that it’s getting closer to a sane temperature in Tucson, Pinnacle Peak at Trail Dust Town invites you out for an evening party. There will be beer specials from Sentinel Peak Brewing Company, live music from local artist Leila Lopez, lawn games and all the attractions of the Old West. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Details Here.

Arizona Wine Dinner. After traveling all over the world with their Wine Tour series, Maynards Market and Kitchen is bringing it all back home with a series of wines inspired by and made in the Grand Canyon State. Over three courses, enjoy pomegranate, cured duck egg and puffed sweet potato paired with Callaghan Buena Suerta 2015; apple-chorizo stuffing and ayocote morado beans paired with Dos Cabezas Red 2014 and more! 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. 400 N. Toole Ave. $78. Details Here.

Scotch Whisky Dinner. Cafe a la C’Art has really got some special courses up their sleeves for this one: an evening dinner with five cocktails and four courses, featuring a special Glenglassaugh Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Food dishes include parmesan focaccia frico, New Zealand rack of lamb with spiced blackcurrant, pan-seared sea scallops with orange butter sauce and plenty more fabulousness. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. 150 N. Main Ave. $75. Details Here.

The Final Countdown Wine Pairing. Brewd Coffee Lounge is cleaning out their wine cellar and making use of the occasion to host their “final wine pairing dinner.” Enjoy both red and white wines paired with great foods and served family style. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. 4960 N. Sabino Canyon Road. $30 online or $35 day of. Details Here.

Crooked Yoga. When it comes to good deals, Crooked Tooth Brewing knows what’s up. Often, you could spend more than $5 on a beer or a yoga session, but they’re offering $5 for yoga and a pint! Get zen, and then get zen-er by combining their yoga and craft brews for a truly enlightening experience. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. 228 E. Sixth St. Details Here.

National Public Lands Day. Established in 1994, this event has become the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. This year is not only the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, but it’s also the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System and National Wild & Scenic Rivers system. How can you celebrate? The most fun choice is to visit a national park for free! That’s right! They’re all free today. Or, you can get involved with a volunteer work project in the parks—if you do, you’ll get a fee-free day coupon you can use on a future date. And, of course, you can share your favorite outdoor activities on social media with hashtags like #NPSVolunteer, #FindYourPark and #NPLD. Saturday, Sept. 22. All national parks! Free! Details Here.

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Stone Avenue Block Party. The Jewish History Museum and Consulado de Mexico de Tucson are coming together to present this event for the fourth year in a row. They’ve got food trucks, including Tacoqueta, Jackie’s Food Court, Don Pedro’s Peruvian Bistro and Pin Up Pastries! They’ve got local beers from Sentinel Peak Brewery and Barrio Brewing Co.! They’ve got live music by Vox Urbana and Jerusafunk! And it’s free and open to the public! So all they’re missing is you. Get your groove on, chow down on some excellent food and get to know your neighbors. You won’t regret it. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Stone Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets. Free. Details Here.

Equinox and Beyond.
Join the downtown performance artists at Cirque Roots for their annual celebration of community and art! Tucson is, of course, one big celebration of community and art, in a way, but on this night, check out a variety show, beats by DJ Cruise Control and lots of spontaneous art. The fall equinox (the day when the sun shines directly on the equator and day and night are nearly the same length) happens at exactly 6:54 p.m. in Tucson, so consider this event the after party, or a party to ring in the fall season. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Cirque Roots, 901 N. 13th Ave. Free. Details Here.

Bow Tie Block Party.
The El Rio Vecinos, a philanthropic group that supports the El Rio Community Health Center, is throwing this great event for you to put on a bow tie and some boots while also supporting El Rio’s emergency dental fund for children. DJ Herm, Grupo Mateca and Joe Barron will provide live music; local breweries and restaurants will provide food; and general admission tickets include food, music and five beverage tickets. VIP tickets get you access to the VIP room, free valet, exclusive food samples and two extra drinks. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Tucson Scottish Rite Cathedral, 160 S. Scott Ave. $65 to $95. Details Here.

Tails and Ales. Here’s some things we can all enjoy: dog baths and beer. Cool your pup off from the summer heat by stopping into Barrio Brewing Co., buy a custom pint glass and take a dollar off your beer, then kick back while your dog gets a bath. This event is a collaboration between the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Tucson Roller Derby and Barrio Brewing. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. 800 E. 16th St. $15. Details Here.

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Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers. He’s not just an award-winning actor, and he’s not just an award-winning actor and director. Gary Miller is also a director and a Native American activist best known for his roles in films like Dead Man and Pow Wow Highway. He’s coming to Tucson with his five-piece blues, roots and jam band to play a night full of both originals and covers. Joining him is his friend Derek Miller, who has been playing music for three decades and is known as a hotshot on the indigenous music scene. 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Sea of Glass Center for the Arts, 330 E. Seventh St. Adults $15 in advance, $20 day-of. Teens 12 to 15, $12 in advance, $17 day-of. Kids $4 either way. Details Here.

The Grand Canyon Mystery.
Join Live Theatre Workshop as they tell this original story about a gang of critters on the north rim of the Grand Canyon getting ready for the winter. As they’re taking stock off their supplies and shelter, they realize the food supply they’ve saved up all year is gone! Who did this? Was it the raccoon? Maybe the snake? Probably the weasel. Or worse still, was it someone in the inner circle of the Fraternal Order of the Great Northern Rim (FOGNeR), like Barry Buffalo or Alfred Binghampton Elk III? This show is kid friendly, of course, but there’s plenty of humor adults will enjoy as well. After all, who doesn’t love a good mystery? 12:30 p.m. on Sundays from Sept. 23 through Nov. 11. Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. $10 adults, $7 kids. Details Here.

Catalina State Park “Split Endz” Trail Race, Run and Walk. Everyone Runs, Everyone Walks is hosting this 5.2-mile and 10.35-mile trail race and 5K road run and walk through Catalina State Park. They pride themselves on making events that are friendly for beginners as well as avid runners, so there will be mostly moderate climbs and descents on the trail run and plenty of course support. They also pride themselves on giving you your money’s worth, so you get free photos, finisher tshirts and a free Mexican breakfast! 5K and 10-mile trail races starts at 6:30 a.m. and 5-mile trail race starts at 6:50 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. 11570 N. Oracle Road. See website for updated pricing details. Details Here.

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Old and New World Harvest Demonstration. The Presidio San Agustin is back at it again with the hands-on educational activities that keep all ages engaged. In this presentation, you’ll learn all about the crops that are native to our sweet Sonoran Desert, as well as the plants and foodstuffs originally from Europe. It never hurts to learn a little bit more about the desert we call home, and it especially never hurts to work up an appetite while you’re doing it. (We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there are  a LOT of good places to eat in Tucson.) 1 to p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, 196 N. Court Ave. Included with admission, $5 general, $1 kids 6 to 14, and free for members and kids 5 and under. Details Here.

The Guilty. In celebration of Arthouse Theater Day, a nationwide celebration of local arthouses  and the vital cultural role they play, The Loft Cinema is screening a Danish police thriller. When an officer is confined to desk taking emergency calls, he winds up entrenched in a mystery he can only help stop over the phone. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. 3233 East Speedway Blvd. $6. 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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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Laughing Stock: Laughing All Over

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:26 PM

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Laughing Stock is slacking again next week, but the laughter never ends. Laff’s Comedy Caffe is always a good call, and has everything else. Our picks follow.
How did we get this show for free?

L.A. Latina comic Luz Pazos drops in for a headlining set at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25 at The Mint Cocktails, 3540 E. Grant Road. No cover.

Pazos is a Peruvian egghead from Los Angeles via Italy who apparently got bored being a fashion model. She’s won more than her share of comedy contests in L.A., and has played the Comedy Store, Improv and Laugh Factory as well as festivals in Toronto, Asheville and Portland. Soon we’ll see her in the First Nations of Comedy on PBS.

With this show, promoter Joey G introduces an upgrade to his ongoing weekly open mic at the Mint. Bringing fresh talent to Tucson provides talented locals more experience opening for established headliners. It’s a model that’s already spurred the two-year growth of Brew Ha Ha at Borderlands Brewery.

Say My Name

Cunts Being Cunts Talking About Cunts returns at 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28 at CANS DELI; $5. Organizers say they originated the show to give cunts the respect they deserve.
Now in its second year, the quarterly event benefits the YWCA’s Project Period, which provides free sanitary products as needed. The band Cool Funeral performs following the comedy line-up, including hosts Mo Urban and Steena Salido, Phoenix comedian Sloan Valenzuela, and award-winning storyteller Molly McCloy, among others, including moi.

Opening the Main Gate

Chad Lehrman and his site debut Tucson’s Best Comedy at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Gentle Ben’s, 865 E. University Blvd.; $5. Featured comedians are Pauly Casillas, a veteran of Funny Or Die and Laughs on Fox; Kristine Levine of Portlandia; Matt Ziemak, winner of 96.1 KLPX Laugh-Off; Mo Urban, host of Tucson’s The Dating Game; Ali Musa and, as host and emcee, Dom Di Tolla.

Titters says it all.

Tucson cartoonist David Fitzsimmons’ presents Thanks for the Mammaries: The Estrogen Hour’s finest Hour at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Laff’s Comedy Caffe. Tickets are $15 via The show is 21 and older.

This is the second show Fitzsimmons has produced to raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, an event organized by the American Cancer Society. Fitzsimmons lost his mother and sister to breast cancer.

Estrogen Hour founder Nancy Stanley hosts the show. The full lineup, including a couple of breast-cancer survivors, is Stacy Sheff, Steena Salido, Mo Urban, Charlotte Bellflower, Amber Frame, and your humble Laughing Stock scribe. 

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UA Choral Concert featuring University Singers and Honors Choir

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:37 AM

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  • Free Choral Concert on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.

The Fred Fox School of Music will be having one of their annual concert performances which will include three of their eight choir groups, on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:20 p.m.

The choirs performing are University Singers, Kantorei and Honors Choir, all of which are typically comprised of undergraduate choral students.

Genres that will be featured in this concert are a combination of contemporary and world music that will be conducted by graduate conducting students.

The concert will be held on the Main Campus at Crowder Hall in the Fred Fox School of Music Building, located on 1017 N. Olive Road.

Supporting the University of Arizona's Choral groups is easy as tickets are free!

For more information visit UA's extensive calendar of events.

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