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Monday, September 17, 2018

Crawling for Some Grub

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 3:07 PM

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Downtown Tucson was crawling with hungry samplers on Saturday afternoon at the Taste of Tucson Grub Crawl.

The crawl started at the Independent Distillery, who were celebrating the third anniversary of their grand opening. Attendees then crawled to Thunder Canyon Brewstillery for appetizers and beer, Cartel Coffee Lab for Jenga and coffee, then to Insomnia Cookies for a cookie and another round of Jenga.

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Next they traveled on to Berry Divine Açaí Bowls for a sample and explanation on what they make, then to Empire Pizza & Pub who graciously provided entire pies for the hungry crawlers. The group then finally headed to The Screamery for an ice-cream dessert. Other venders included Highwire Lounge and Johnny Gibson's Downtown Market.

After traipsing around town and filling up on all the great local grub, the crawlers headed back to the Independent Distillery for drinks and some live music.

The event, put on by HERO Events, raised money for charities focused on helping veterans. Mayra Hindbaugh and Brett Wagner of HERO Events organized the crawl and said that the money raised will go towards the veterans-helping-veterans organization Rally Point Arizona and to a veterans event they are hosting at Reid Park in on Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 10 and 11.

On Nov. 10 there will be a veterans rally with food, live music and activities from 2 to 8 p.m. The next day the group is hosting a motorcycle run and golf tournament at Forty Niner Country Club. Read more about Rally Point Arizona here.

The team at Hero Events said that they hope to add more restaurants and eateries to their Grub Crawl to expand the event next year. 

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Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Monday, Sept. 17

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The Nazca Lines Mystery. Join Professor Michael Chriss from the Steward Observatory for this discussion about the enormous petroglyphs in the Nazca Desert in Peru. Viewed from above, the petroglyphs—which are up to 1,200 feet long—depict creatures like birds, fish, llamas, jaguars, monkeys and humans, as well as plant-like shapes. They were made by simply moving around different color rocks, but scientists have varying explanations as to their original purpose. Trust us: an evening of mystery is just what you need, and the Steward Observatory is here to provide it. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17. Steward Observatory, 933 N. Cherry Ave., room N210. Free—and after the lecture, use of the telescope is free as well. Details Here.

Book Sale. It is arguably the best day of the Friends of the Pima County Public Library's book sale if your desire for books requires quantity over quality. It's 10 dollar bag day! This means that you may fill a provided bag with as many books as you can jam in there, and get it all for just ten bucks. There are over 70 categories of books to choose from, as well as vinyl records, CDs, audiobooks and more. All books are used but high quality. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2230 N. Country Club Road. Details here.

House of Stairs CD Release. Inspired by the mathematical constructions of artist M.C. Escher, Phoenix progressive jazz collective House of Stairs are celebrating the release of their ablum Autopilot. The show will also include the lo-fi/chillhop/study beats of Mesquite. The show is free, only for those ages 21 and up, and at Club Congress. 311 Congress Street. Details here.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona HungerWalk to Fight Hunger

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 1:30 PM

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  • The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is hosting a HungerWalk on Sept. 15 at Sam Lena Park at Kino Complex.
On Saturday, Sept. 15 there will be a HungerWalk from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sam Lena Park at Kino Complex.
Registration is at 7 a.m.

Put on by the Community Food Bank, this event raises funds and awareness for the fight against hunger. There will be music, entertainment, games, activities, snacks and more.

The walk will traverse 1.5 miles through the Community Food Bank’s food pantry, main warehouse and gardens. Walkers will learn about hunger, the programs and services of the food bank and how they can get involved.
Bring your friends and family, the walk will be fun for all ages!

Did you know?

1. Across the United States, 48,135,000 people are food insecure.
2. It would take 24 billion dollars to provide enough meals to close the gap.
3. About 15.4 percent of people in Southern Arizona are food insecure.
4. This past year, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona helped bring nearly 35 million pounds of food to more than 200,000 people.
5. The Community Food Bank serves five counties in Southern Arizona: Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, and Santa Cruz.
6. The food bank represents just over 23,000 square miles and over 1.2 million people.

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23 Great Things to Do in Tucson This Weekend: Friday Sept. 14 - Sunday Sept. 16

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 1:00 AM

Summer Wine Tour: Washington. A far cry from the vineyards of Italy and France, can the great state of Washington hold up when it comes to wine samplings? Maynards Kitchen and Market invites you to taste the flavors of Cascadia from the comfort of Tucson’s historic train depot. Sign up at Maynards Market or online at 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. 400 N. Toole Ave. $12. Details Here.

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Fanna-Fi-Allah (FFA) play ecstatic devotional songs that build into what some might call sustained aural orgasms with god. See, seven practitioners chant, clap hands and drum beneath soaring melodies. So enraptured are the devotees, filled up and enveloped by centuries of musical tradition, channeling the power of millions of Pakistani and Indian Sufi devotees before them that this music actually frightens and embarrasses the modest, Protestant ear.  Twenty-two years ago some curious kids from Nova Scotia began to study Qawwali music. They took Sufi names, formed FFA, and journeyed to South Asia to study with mentees of perhaps the world’s greatest singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Busking and praying, FFA traveled to traditional shrines and festivals all over the world. Tabla player Aminah Chishti amassed such fierce technical prowess that she is the first woman ever allowed to perform at Sufi sacred sites. FFA promotes tolerance and inclusion with every inhale and exhale. Friday, September 14, Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress. Doors at 7 p.m. $32-$42. All ages. Details Here.

The Underpants. The Roadrunner Theatre Company is kicking off its 2018-2019 season by kicking off its underpants! Well, not quite. But Steve Martin (yeah, the famous comedian) did adapt this play from a show by German playwright Carl Sternheim that’s all about the aftermath of a woman’s bloomers falling down in public. Louise and Theo Markes are good people. Conservative people. What will Louise’s display of her underthings cost them? Theo worries he’ll lose his job. A poet and hypochondriac, infatuated with all that they’ve seen of Louise (more than they should have), move into the Markes’ house. This is a play about the earth-shattering events that follow an act of total public humiliation. Hopefully none of us can relate to it. Friday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 7, with shows at 7 p.m. on Fridays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, and either 2 or 7 p.m. on Saturdays. $20 GA, $18 students and seniors, $15 military and starving actors. Details Here.

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Tu Nitido’s Dueling Pianos Show. Tu Nitido is hosting this show for the third year in a row to help raise funds for grieving children across Southern Arizona. We didn’t think it was possible to be so excited for an event that involves grieving children, but this  is going to be a great night: Top-notch entertainers will be combining music, comedy and a little bit of audience participation to make magic with two baby grand pianos. Hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Jesse’s Girl” and, of course, “Sweet Caroline” (bah bah bahhh) will have you leaving big tips for the performers (especially because the more tips you leave, the more likely they are to play the songs you want). And every penny of the proceeds will benefit Tu Nitido. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Gadabout, 3100 N. First Ave. $100. Details Here.

Bisbee ’17. One hundred years ago, 1,300 miners in Bisbee held a strike for better working conditions. What resulted was an illegal kidnapping and deportation at gunpoint by an armed posse. The striking miners and their supporters were loaded into cattle cars and deported 200 miles to New Mexico without food or water. This new documentary screening at The Loft tells the tale of the murderous event and its impact on modern-day Bisbee. Featuring a post-film Q&A with director Robert Greene, in conversation with Bisbee ‘17 author, Robert Houston. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Regular admission prices. Details Here.

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Man on Wire. Every Friday in September, Casa Video is screening a wild and weird documentary. This week, it’s the story of Philippe Petit’s dizzying and nerve-wracking high-wire routine performed between World Trade Centers’ Twin Towers in 1974.   At a quarter-mile above the ground, Petit illegally walked across a wire suspended from the Twin Towers not once, but eight times! But did he survive? You’ll have to watch to find out. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. 2905 E. Speedway Blvd. Details Here.

Best of Summer Road Trip Menu. Kingfisher is compiling all the favorite dishes from their Summer Road Trip menus into one mega-menu, and you get to try it out! Enjoy dishes like green gazpacho, wild mushroom with duck, pan-seared sea scallops, pear blackberry blueberry crisp and more! Plus, this new menu comes in line with Kingfisher’s new happy hour pricing; Wines by the glass, beer and cocktails are $2 off the regular price. New drinks include cognac and gin cocktails. 5 p.m. to midnight through Saturday, Sept. 15. 2564 E. Grant Road. Details Here.

Born & Brewed Beer Battle. Hotel Congress is hosting the seventh annual brewery competition, where local brewers compete to be the crowd favorite. Competing breweries include 1912, Green Feet, Dillinger, Thunder Canyon, Ten55, Crooked Tooth and more. General admission gets you beer tastings plus German sausage, jackfruit sliders, potato salad and more. VIP admission gets you exclusive brewery tastings, plus special menu items such as Kartoffelkloesse potato dumplings stuffed with Dragoon Golden Ale soaked peaches. Who knew that was even a meal? But it sounds awesome! 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. 311 East Congress Street. $35 for general admission, $75 for VIP. Details Here.

Bacon, Blues & Brews. This event gathers all the greatest Bs in one place: Bacon Blues and Brews at Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ! You’ll have access to unlimited bites of bacon-themed dishes from local restaurants, and there will also be live music plus six beer tastings! If this doesn’t say “USA,” I’m not sure what does. 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. 1801 N. Stone Ave. $25. Purchase tickets online.  Details Here.

Roaring ’20s Bar Crawl. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” I don’t know what ol’ F. Scott was going on about there, but maybe if he went to this bar crawl he wouldn’t be so moody. Sky Bar Tucson is taking you back to the beginning of modern time: the jazz was fresh, the cars were big and the scarves were floofy. Participating bars include: The Funky Monk, HI-Fi, Highwire, The Hut, Lindy’s, Mr. Heads and more! And adding to the ’20s, magician Michael Howell channels Houdini by attempting to escape from hanging 24 feet upside-down in a straitjacket at Sky Bar. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. 536 N. Fourth Ave. $8. Details Here.

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Cactus League Wrestling Live. This event is bringing in some real superstar wrestlers. We’ve got Chris Masters, the guy who TMZ reported once ripped a tree out of the ground to save his mother from a burning building.  There’s former NFL player Ron Simmons. There’s even Chavo Guerrero, who once shaved his own hair off after a Hair vs. Hair match. Professional wrestling truly is one of the things that, regardless of background, creed or passions, everyone across the world can raise a beer to, spill a beer to, and scream at the top of their lungs to. And if that isn’t magic, we don’t know what is. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. 3750 E. Irvington Road. $10 GA. Details here.

Ancient Climates.
This exhibit at the Tucson Botanical Gardens was developed by the Biosphere 2, and explores four-and-a-half-billion years of the Earth’s climatology. Soak up striking images of both earth and space, the chance to peer through a microscope at geological wonders, and plenty of hands-on opportunities to learn about all the facets of our changing climate. They say talking about the weather is boring, but that’s only if you’re talking about the weather today. With billions of years of material to work with, there’s a lot more interesting stuff to talk about. On display from Saturday, Sept. 15 through Feb. 13, 2019. Tucson Botanical Gardens are open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily and from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. $15 adults, $13 seniors/students/military, $8 kids 4 to 17, free for kids 3 and under. Details here.

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Instagram Photography Workshop. Let’s be honest. We’ve all tried to take a picture for the ’gram only to have it come out not ’gram-worthy. If you’re ready to stop being disappointed and start being empowered when it comes to capturing aesthetic photos of your kids,  pets, food or self, then check out this workshop! Photographer and designer Alyssa Smith will go over basics like how to set up a shot with good lighting, composition, lines and perspective, and then over some of her favorite editing apps as well. You’ll get an opportunity to take some photos in and around the building and work with Alyssa one-on-one to make them ’grammatically correct, so to speak. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Creative Tribe, 236 S. Scott Ave. $35. Details Here.

Mosaic and Collage Workshop: The Basics. Mosaics have been around for a long time (since about 3,000 years B.C.) and the term “collage” was first coined by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. And you know what? Making them has only grown more fun over time. At this library event, they’ll provide paper, tile and mixed media for you to use and experiment with. Plus, you’re welcome to bring your own materials to share as well. This group meets up every month, so you can bring your project back in October to learn more about everything from design to finishing. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Road. Free. Details Here.

HungerWalk 2018. The Community Food Bank’s signature event is back, and it aims to bring together more community members to raise funds and awareness for the fight against hunger than ever before. You’ll get some exercise and have some fun while supporting a great cause—and the kids will have a good time too, with plenty of activities available for all ages. Your support will help the food bank get closer to its goal of raising $230,000 to help close the hunger gap. 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Sam Lena Park, 3400 S. Country Club Road. $25 adults, $10 kids. Details Here.

Step for Pets Stair Climb. Let’s preface this by noting that in the middle of an Arizona summer, people have been known to perform remarkable feats as long as they are in air-conditioned areas. For example, climbing the 1,306 stairs of the Tucson Convention Center arena. If you like a challenge, and you like animals, this is the event for you, because proceeds go to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. At the end of this extravaganza, all participants get a Step for Pets medal, and everyone gets complimentary registration to the Fourth Annual Sweat for Pets event in October. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. $30 adults, $10 kids, $200 athletic groups. Details Here.

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Loop the Loop. Happy El Tour season! To get back into the biking groove, just hop onto Pima County’s Chuck Huckelberry Loop literally anywhere you want. There’s stations all along The Loop from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m . where you can meet El Tour charitable beneficiaries and sponsors, and pick up raffle tickets for a big raffle at the after party. At the after party, enjoy food, drinks, live music and prizes raffled off every 15 minutes! They’re raffling off stuff like a mountain bike valued at more than $2,000 and bike valet parking, so it’s not to be missed! Make some friends, check out the path, join a charity team for El Tour and talk with experts about gear and training. Ride 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., after party 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. After party is at the Ramada Tucson on The Loop, 777 W. Cushing St. Free. Details Here.

Artist Boutique Blowout. Head on over to the Whistle Stop Depot, a steel warehouse that was renovated with recycled, and handmade materials, giving the whole place an artsy vibe, for an event that has even more of an artsy vibe. Unique and one-of-a-kind art from local artists is on sale for anywhere from 10 to 90 percent off regular price, and it’s all under $100. They’ve got paintings, jewelry, metal art, crochet, pottery and even art supplies for you to take home and make your own art. Ben’s Bells will be there too, and so will the BurgerRito food truck, cocktails and live music. Don’t miss vendors like WATTO Distinctive Metal Wear, Red Collar Press and Zinnia Sky Studio. 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Whistle Stop Depot, 127 W. Fifth St. Free. Details Here.

Mexican Independence Day Fiesta. Whether you’re truly celebrating the Cry of Dolores that began the revolt against the Spaniards and the Mexican War of Independence back in 1810, or you just want to enjoy some good food and drink, head over to Barrio Santa Cruz for this celebration. Live music, plenty of food booths, a car show and folkloric dancers will all be on hand, as will activities for the kids. Councilwoman Regina Romero and the Mexican Consulate will be there, and so should you! Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Ormbsby Park, 899 W. 24th St. Free. Details Here.

Roller Derby Double Header. As if roller derby wasn’t serious and suspenseful enough, this week we have a Tucson Vs. Tucson game, where the Copper Queens and VICE squad will face off! Then, the Bandoleras will take on the UA’s Derby Cats as well. Local superstars Miss Olivia and the Interlopers are providing the live music, and a portion of ticket proceeds will support Tu Nitido. Food and drink are available from the Tucson Indoor Sports Center, and if you’re the type of person whose appetite is tied to their suspense levels, you’re gonna get hungry. First bout starts at 6:30 p.m., but doors open at 6, on Saturday, Sept. 15. Tucson Indoor Sports Center, 1065 W. Grant Road. $15 at the door. Presale tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 11 to 17. Kids under 10 free with the purchase of an adult ticket, and discounts are available for groups and military. $20 VIP tickets get you right up to the jam line. Details Here. 

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Marion Woodman: Dancing in the Flames. In memoriam of Woodman,  who died earlier this year, Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is screening a documentary on one of “the 100 most spiritually influential living persons.” Woodman was a Canadian author, poet and scholar on the dream theory of Carl Jung. Featuring a post-film discussion with the Southern Arizona Friends of Jung. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. 2331 E. Adams St. $11. Details Here. 

Like Heaven. Full of heart and humor, this play by award-winning playwright and UA professor Elaine Romero tells the story of four women from Independence, Kansas, who learn there’s no place like home. Protagonist April dreams of being a blues singer, but she’s got a sister who needs her and a friend who is always on her back about being prepared for the afterlife. When she meets a mysterious stranger, April realizes she may have found a way out. Romero is a former William Inge Playwright-in-Residence whose plays have been performed at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the Goodman Theatre and other theaters across the country. Sunday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 7, with shows at 7:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on varying days. UA Arizona Repertory Theatre, 1025 N. Olive Road. $17. Details Here.

Return to Oz. Alongside Watership Down and The Dark Crystal, this stands as a pinnacle of the disturbing children’s movie genre. It starts with Dorothy getting electroshock therapy, and only gets darker from there. This film wasn’t received well back when it debuted in the ’80s, and the grainy puppetry and steampunk claymation have only gotten weirder over time. The Loft Cinema invites you in for some nightmares! 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $6. Details Here.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Arizona Underground Film Fest Starts Tomorrow!

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Mad scientists, giant monsters and bearded action heroes are all scrambling out of the desert and into the theaters — The Arizona Underground Film Fest is here! This year’s fest is larger than the last, now stretching out to nine days of screenings from new indie films made right here in Arizona.


Friday, Sept. 14.

Bullitt County.
An action/thriller set in 1977 about four friends who reunite for a bachelor party to hunt for buried Prohibition money on Kentucky’s Bluegrass Bourbon Trail, only to become ripped apart by greed, corruption, and murder. 7 p.m.
After the Lethargy. The police confirms the presence of a “86-Code” in the National Park. A beast, coming from another world, could have woken up from its lethargy. 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15.

Outside the Reel Shorts Block.
Anywhere from five to 20 minutes in length, these short films span genres from comedy to horror to outright unclassifiable. 1 p.m.
Future Language. A distorted portrait of an artist that explores storytelling, ego, delusion, conviction, and memory. Von LMO is a musician/artist and self-proclaimed alien-hybrid who was a part of the late 1970s New York No Wave music scene. 3:30 p.m.
The God Inside My Ear. After experiencing a peculiar and sudden breakup with her boyfriend, Elizia discovers a world of conspiracies, strange voices and horrifying visions. 5:30 p.m.
The Rainbow Experiment. The story takes place in a high school where things spiral out of control when a terrible accident involving a science experiment injures a kid for life. 7:30 p.m.
Victor Goodview. One man must prove he is greater than the sum of his vices while fighting a losing battle against loneliness, destitution & a nasty bout of constipation. 10 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16.

Secret Screening.
A free event of a retro underground film! 1 p.m.
Lesser Beasts. Four stories. One mystery. 3 p.m.
Kairos Dirt. A disparate group of mystical misfits intertwine with an otherworldly, genderless apparition through fantastic and carnal dreamscapes. 5 p.m.
Call Me Brother. Lisa and Tony are sister and brother who grew up separately and are reunited for one weekend, growing closer than they ever had before. 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 17.

Reel After Hours.
These are after hour shorts scheduled in the prime time. Why wait til later in the night to watch these? 18+ only. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Hermetica Komhata HK320.
A masterpiece of metaphysical science fiction made in 1943 by a mad scientist of dubious origin, who called himself Dr. Joseph H. Stanislaw. 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 19.

A documentary profile on Rumi Missabu, the iconoclast cofounder of San Francisco’s infamous Cockettes. Through archive footage, animation and new interviews with stars from SF’s queer art past, his lurid tales in and out of the spotlight are revealed as he reinvents himself at the end of his life. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20.

A college student who will do just about anything for Internet fame is kidnapped by a fan, and her reluctant roommate is the only one who can save her in this horror satire of popularity culture. 7:30 p.m.
Hot Lead, Hard Fury. Shot entirely on Super 8 & 16mm film, this recent parody of exploitation films is a fun ride to days of cult classics from the 60s and 70s. 9:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 21.

The Foaming Node.
In Ian Haig’s endlessly fascinating ‘documentary’ The Foaming Node, the discovery and emergence of new bodily organs is essayed in meticulous detail. 6 p.m.
Unbelievable!!!. A Different Kinda’ Trek with 42 previous iconic “Star Trek” actors in this film! Three astronauts along with their Leader Puppet Companion Captain Kirk Stillwood, travel to the Moon on a rescue mission to determine the fate of two Aeronautical Space Systems (A.S.S.) comrades who have not been heard from in several days. 7:30 p.m.
Boar. In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Drifting Reel Shorts Block. Reel Shorts Block. Anywhere from five to 20 minutes in length, these short films span genres from comedy to horror to outright unclassifiable. 1 p.m.
The Sleeper by the River. A dark comedy based on the award-winning book “Les Bottes Rouges” (“The Red Boots”) by Franz Bartelt. 3 p.m.
Diminuendo. A director whose life crumbled when his Hollywood starlet girlfriend, killed herself, becomes obsessed with a robot designed to replicate her. Starring Richard Hatch (last starring role), and Chloe Dykstra. 5 p.m.
Savage Youth. Six young lives collide in the most horrific and twisted of ways. Based on true events. 7:30 p.m.
Amazon Hot Box. Described as perfect exploitation cinema! 9:30 p.m.

All screenings will be at The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress. $7.
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Giant Paper Flower Making Workshop at Craft Revolt

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Join other fellow creatives and visit the Craft Revolt this Friday to make unique giant paper flower decorations!

These delicate paper flowers can be used to decorate parts of the home such as baby nurseries, children's rooms and can be a great for party ornaments.

There is a 35 dollar charge for each participate. Those who are 21 and over are able to bring their own alcoholic beverages while they create!

Don't worry if you are new to the Craft Revolt, instructors will guide new creatives step by step so everyone can enjoy making their own charming paper flowers.

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The Craft Revolt will be creating these paper flowers on Friday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m., located on 7545 S. Houghton R. Suite 101.

To participate, please be sure to purchase tickets online as walk-ins will not be available. Find tickets here.

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Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Thursday, Sept. 13

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Adam Faucett: Arkansas’ Adam Faucett pens poetry and sets it to music. But not in any awful way like that idea might suggest. The lyrics swing between literal-confessional to the metaphoric-dramatic monologue, and the honey-toned guitars uphold the themes of longing and loss. Seeking solice in history and its lessons, Faucett’s latest, It Took the Shape of a Bird, finds him writing from the perspective of an abused orphan, a New Orleans call girl, and a heartsick suicide case, “I guess I’m just your Mackay-Bennett” (a Mackay-Bennett is a ship used to recover bodies from the Titanic). Single-picked notes circle like a boat, sifting through wreckage to make sure nothing’s left in the relationship to save. Steeped in trad folk and roots, Faucett’s work is reverent without feeling stiff or imitative. Hints of good-old Yankee blues creep into his open-throated chortle, but mostly Faucett stays subtle, allowing pain to build, for inevitable catharsis. In short, this is honest music, rich with the legacy of a true southerner. With Carlos Arzate and Freddy Parish on Thursday, September 13. Club Congress 311 East Congress St. Doors at 7 p.m. Free. 21+ Details Here.

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Catarina Briscoe: Catrina Briscoe’s career as a photographer started off with food, event and product photography. But the Tucson local couldn’t help but notice the beauty in the debris of saguaro cacti, and started Artistic Saguaro Preservation out of her home. She collects and sorts boots, ribs, skeletons, skins and anything else that catches her eye and makes them into art that offers an intimate look at the desert’s beauty. Her La Catrinas are works inspired by Dia de los Muertos, and designed to honor individual people.  Come see the desert’s beauty in a new light! Through September at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Free. Details Here.

June West at Exo. Self described as either “sing-song” or “soul music for the soul,” June West’s music coalesces several cozy genres into one exceptionally listenable style: Americana choruses, folk-rock guitar, heartland saxophone, jazzy piano and bluesy drums. These are not to detract from West’s voice, however. Her dark and poetic vocals laying on top of the lush instruments fuse into a rich, deeply golden sound. Celebrate her debut album release show at Exo Roast 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. Exo Roast Co. 403 N. 6th Ave $10. Details here.

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

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Lineup: What's Happening in Tucson This Week!

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  3. Zona Politics: Congressman Raul Grijalva and Congressional District 2 Candidate Mary Matiella (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Marcus Coleman Named Inaugural Tucson Indoor Football Head Coach (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Claytoon of the Day: Google Gestapo (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

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