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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Quick Bites: Events

Posted By and on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM

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Primavera Cooks: Kingfisher. Catch the last Primavera Cooks Dinner of the season at Kingfisher Bar & Grill. This is the 16th season of these dinners, in which community members and top local chefs team up to produce gourmet wine-paired dinners for their guests, who get to chow down and be charitable at the same time. Proceeds go to the programs and services of the nonprofit, which works to decrease poverty through affordable housing, job workshops and neighborhood revitalization projects. 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 Kingfisher Bar & Grill, 564 E Grant Road. $125.

16th Annual Roasted Chile Festival. The Rincon Institute hosts this chile and spice and everything nice event at the Rincon Valley Farmers and Artisans Market. Aside from fresh roasted chilies, locally grown produce and a beer garden, there will also be artisans and crafters, activities for kids and live music by John Grant & The Guilty Bystanders and Johnny Bencomo. Come get your metaphorical fill of local culture and your literal fill of hatch and poblano chilies. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market 12500 E. Old Spanish Trail. Free entry.

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Born & Brewed Beer Battle at Hotel Congress. Which brewery produces the best pint in town and deserves the coveted 2017 Beer Cup? Help decide by casting your vote at Hotel Congress’s sixth annual event. It’s more local than ever this year, with beers strictly from Tucson breweries, who will compete in three categories: best flagship beer, best specialty beer and people’s choice. There will be panelists from Dragoon Brewing Co, Tucson Foodie, Tucson News Now and USBG Tucson. Beats, brews and eats abound with the tastings, food pairings and live music. 6 p.m. Saturday Sept. 23. Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.. $15 designated driver, $30 general admission, $50 VIP.


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Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Weekly List: 21 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next 10 Days

Posted By on Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Your Weekly guide to keeping busy in the Old Pueblo.

Sweat

48th Annual TMC Saguaro National Park 8-Miler. The Southern Arizona Roadrunners are hosting one of the few races that takes place on National Park land. The trail includes a number of hills, but it also has a number of aid stations to balance that out, and a 5k course if eight miles sounds a little too ridiculous. If you’re hesitant about waking up early on Labor Day to exercise, think about all of the extra room a morning workout will give you for calories at the afternoon barbecue. Over 1400 people registered for last year’s race, but this year, it will be capped off at 750. The event will raise money for SAR, the Children’s Fitness Fund and Friends of Saguaro National Park. 6:25 a.m. start time. Monday, Sept. 4. Saguaro National Park East 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail Rd. $50 for 8-miler, $40 for 5k.

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5th Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride. Take a ride up Highway 186 to the top of the Don Cabezas Mountains (elevation gain 1,129 ft), and, if those 33 miles aren’t enough for you, keep going for another 33 until you hit the entrance to Chiricahua National Monument (total elevation gain 1,965). Willcox is about 10 degrees cooler than Tucson at this time of year, and the ride starts early, so you probably won’t even be biking in 100 degree weather. Probably. Olympic cyclist Mike Allen will also lead a leisurely eight miler for kids, families or beginners. The course has 3 aid stations, and post ride festivities in Railroad Ave Park will include live music, food and vendors. Packet pick-up/Race day registration 6 to 6:45 a.m. 7 a.m. start for 66 miler, 7:05 start for 33 miler, 7:10 start for 8 miler. Festivities 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Sept. 2. Railroad Ave. Park, 100 S. Railroad Ave. $15-$50.

Animals


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Say Goodbye to the Dog Days of Summer. But say hello to aquatic dog sports, brought to you by the original doggie paddlers. Dogs in pools are clinically shown to combine all the joys and therapeutic benefits of dogs and pools. The Pima Animal Care Center will have dogs up for adoption at Old Tucson Saturday and Sunday, Fun for K9s will present dog sensory shows (which sound sort of like scent scavenger hunts?) And K9 Dance will perform on Monday. One dollar from each adult admission all weekend will be donated to PACC. 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4. Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Rd. $18.95 for adults, free for kids 11 and under.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Weekly List: 22 Things To Do In Tucson This Week

Posted By and on Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Your Weekly guide to keeping busy in the Old Pueblo.

¡Cultura!

ART BY TIMOTHY SCHIRACK, UPCOMING FEATURED ARTIST AT TOHONO CHUL.
  • Art by Timothy Schirack, upcoming featured artist at Tohono Chul.
Día de los Muertos Opening Reception. Tohono Chul’s next exhibit honors and remembers the dead in a celebration that is full of color and joy. Pieces by local artists will be displayed until the exhibit ends on Nov. 8, and artists whose work is on display will be present at the opening night reception. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24. 7366 Paseo del Norte. Free.

Closing Reception and Sewing Circle. Bordando por la Paz y la Memoria is a group made of citizens from Mexico and other cities abroad who embroider the names of victims of Mexico’s War Against Drug Trafficking onto white handkerchiefs. These stitched stories are a beautiful and sobering visualization of the suffering real people face in the reality of war. Handkerchiefs will be displayed in the café area, and, while supplies last, materials for visitors to embroider their own tributes and testimonies will be provided. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. Joel D. Valdez Main Library 101 N. Stone Ave. Free.

Museums

Space Night 2017. Sleepovers at friends’ houses are fun, but are they educational? Are there opportunities to use state-of-the-art telescopes? Are there real meteorites available to be touched? We didn’t think so. The Children’s Museum Tucson will be showing sleepover guests how to get a party started with pizza, pajamas, binoculars, thermal cameras, and even meteorite-touching ops. Families are welcome to pitch tents in designated areas in the museum and in the main courtyard, for that highly sought after “pitch-a-tent-in-the-living-room-or-backyard-but-still-be-surrounded-by-fascinating-artifacts-and-unique-educational-opportunites” feel that many a sleepover party host has strived for and not attained. 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Aug. 27. Children's Museum Tucson 200 South Sixth Ave. $50, $45 for museum members.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Little Birdies To Hit The Golf Course

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 2:30 PM

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It’s the event that your 3 to 5 year olds have been waiting for for up to 3 to 5 years! The Tucson J’s 2nd Annual “Itty Bitty Open,” a golf tournament for children ages 3 to 5. Plastic putters will be provided, as will a golf professional who goes over basic golf terms and etiquette. (That’s right kids! You want the lowest score possible!)

Each tiny pro-golfer-in-training is required to bring an adult caddy with them (no rolling up to the tournament solo in mom’s minivan), and prizes will be awarded for best-dressed golfer and best-dressed caddy for each tee time.

Tee times are at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., on Sunday, Sept. 10, with a limit of 25 participants per tee time. Golfers should arrive 15 minutes prior to tee time, and must pre-register by Friday, Sept. 8. $5.


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Monday, July 10, 2017

In The Flesh: Coffee Jitters at A Cartel Open Mic

Posted By on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 1:54 PM

Angie Barkley performs  at Cartel Open Mic on  Wednesday, June 28. - BRIEANA SEALY
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  • Angie Barkley performs at Cartel Open Mic on Wednesday, June 28.

Silence filled the room as Angie Barkley sung and played her ukulele. Nina Mary performed three original poems—And Mary is a regular so the crowd was respectful and quieted down to listen to her newest pieces. A band performed three light-hearted love songs followed by poetry from Kiana Hamilton. And each had a generous eight minutes to show their skills. If the artist went over time there was no cutting them off, they finished their performance. More, this coffee house was packed full of poets and musicians.

This was the scene at the last Cartel Coffee Lab open mic, which they host on the last Wednesday of each month. It's one of those events that doubles as a social, so only the showstoppers could silence the room. Think of it as an open mic for performers who are to crowds and can handle performing a busy room. The Cartel invited all ages and all types of acts including comedy, music, and poetry.

Performers and artists knew each other from attending these open-mic shows regularly. It was all friendly and talkative. And though the crowd was rowdy at times, they gave each act a healthy round of applause. It can be intimidating to perform at an open mic—there's little to hide behind, sometimes not even experience. Bring a pal perhaps, a way to blend into the subtle madness of an open mic.


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Friday, June 30, 2017

Quick Bites: Red, White and Bases Loaded

Posted By on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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What’s more American than baseball, beer and fireworks? This Tuesday, July 4, head on down to the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium—2500 E. Ajo Way—and enjoy an all American evening of giveaways, games, family activities, music, food and fireworks.

Join in celebrating the United State’s 241st birthday, in conjunction with the Tucson Saguaro’s second annual 4th of July Diamonds in the Sky Celebration. The evening will kick off at 6 p.m. with a game between the Tucson Saguaros and Monterey Amberjacks, followed by a 30-minute fireworks show after the game. During the game, there will be face painting, jumping castles and an obstacle course set up for the kids. Food specials include $1 hot dogs and beer to pair.

General admission tickets are $4, and children 5 and under enter for free.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Time Has Come! The Second Round of Best of Tucson is Open

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM

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It's here! After two long weeks of vote tallying, the second and final round of Best of Tucson is up and awaiting your attention.

For the uninitiated: Best of Tucson® is our annual celebration of everything local. We start with an initial (completely write-in) round of voting to find our who your favorites are. We tally the votes, make a list of your top five (or so) most loved people/places/businesses in each category and then open the ballot up for Tucson to decide who of the finalists really is the best.

Start looking over the ballot, and get your votes in by midnight on July 31. Or else!


Having trouble voting? Your name is your password. You have to type your name the exact same way each year when you want to vote in Best of Tucson. If the ballot won't let you in because your "email address is already associated with an account on this site," try a couple variations of your name. Can't figure it out? Direct your Bat-Signal to chelo@tucsonlocalmedia.com.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Look Inside Phoenix Comicon

Posted By on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 3:14 PM

A look at some Minions, monsters and emojis that attended Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix. The convention was hosted at Phoenix Convention Center May 25-28.

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