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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Things to Do, Nov. 14

Posted By on Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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Yeti Awareness Night at Tucson Hop Shop. A mysterious creature is making its way into Tucson Hop Shop; Great Divide Brewing Co. is bringing along five of their “Yeti” beer variants, and you get to try all the flavors yourself. With options like the Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti, Mexican Hot Chocolate Yeti, Barrel Aged Yeti, S’mores Yeti and 25th Anniversary Yeti, you’re sure to become a true believer. These variants come from the far reaches of humanity’s imagination, dare you investigate? 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. 3230 N. Dodge Blvd. Information.

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AC Hotel Announces Fall Cocktails.
AC Hotel is embracing the 5 Cs of Arizona on their new fall cocktail menu. Their new drinks are the “Copper” with Tennessee whiskey and apple brandy; the “Citrus” with vodka, amaretto and lemon; the “Cattle” with black tea, red wine and cognac; the “Cotton” with white rum, clove liqueur and cola syrup; and the “Climate” with Reposado tequila, orange liqueur and mesquite bean. They even have two bonus cocktails, the “Culture” with Del Bac and Copper City Bourbon; and the “College” with Bud Light and a shot of tequila. The fall cocktail menu will last until the holiday season. All cocktails $12, except the $7 “College.” 151 E. Broadway Blvd. Information.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. You already know and love Sherlock Holmes. In this fast-paced comedic play by Ken Ludwig, five actors portray dozens of different characters as the famous detective tackles his most notorious case yet. Can he crack the case before a family curse dooms its newest heir? And for that matter, can you? This plot is designed to keep you guessing just as much as it keeps you laughing. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, through Saturday, Nov. 16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Black Box Theatre at PCC West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.. $17. (ASL interpreters are available at the Nov. 14 performance). Information.

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Oro Valley Concert Series.
Did you know that the Tucson High Magnet School Steel Band program is recognized as one of the best in the nation? Even for someone who isn’t a steel drum program connoisseur, that’s at least worth checking out, right? The band is called Jovert, and it’s full of young people who are so full of talent, energy and eagerness that, if you listen hard enough, some of it might just rub off on you. Then, head home glowing, and tell all of your friends that you can’t believe they (unlike you, a cultured, newly revitalized, fervent supporter of local arts) haven’t seen—or perhaps didn’t even know about—this talented young group. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road. Free. Information.

An Evening with Paul Amiel: Japanese Poetry and Shakuhachi Performance. First things first: a shakuhachi is a Japanese bamboo flute. Also: Paul Amiel collects musical instruments, including the shakuhachi, and while he lived in Japan for a couple of years, he studied how to play the flute under Iida Katsutoshi in Nagoya. In true Zen fashion, this is one of those instruments in which the sound is shaped as much by silence as it is by breath. Come watch Amiel perform on this instrument and share poetry under the light of the moon next to the koi pond in Yume Japanese Gardens. If you ever wanted to achieve enlightenment, it seems like you’ll have a good shot at it at this event. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Yume Japanese Gardens, 2130 N. Alvernon Way. $18. Information.

Premium Blend. Put on your dancin’ shoes! Well, more specifically, put on the shoes you wear when you go to a show to watch amazing dancers perform. UADance is presenting several beautiful pieces in this show. George Blanchine’s masterpiece The Four Temperaments features four movements based on the medieval belief that humans are made up of four “humors”: melancholic, sanguine, phlegmatic and choleric. In Escaping the Weight of Darkness, Alvin Ailey principal dancer Kanji Segawa performs a danced interpretation of the journey between isolation and hope. There will also be two pieces choreographed by UA faculty members Autumn Eckman and Elizabeth George-Fesch. Thursday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 17, with varying showtimes. Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd. $25 GA, $30 senior/military/UA employees, $15 students. Information.

Color My World. Who doesn’t love a good watercolor painting? Lucky for us, we live in a place where there’s an organization called the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Even luckier for us, they’re having a show this month at their gallery. Come see some of the lovely, colorful work of this guild which started with about 80 artists back in the ’60s, and has now grown to more than 400 members! Get a little color into your life. Reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Show is Tuesday, Nov. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 1. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. SAWG Gallery, 5420 E. Broadway, #240. Free. Information.

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Parasite
. The newest film by South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) follows the complex, darkly humorous story of two modern families. The Park family and Kim family are brought together by chance, and will never be the same afterward. This drama about class recently won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Loft Cinema is screening it to celebrate closing night of the Loft Film Festival. After this special Tucson premiere screening, Parasite will open up to recurring screenings throughout the coming weeks. Showing in Korean with English subtitles. First screening is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. $12. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Information.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Things to Do on Tuesday, Nov. 12

Posted By on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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Southern Arizona Senior Pride Speaker Series. Senior Pride is a local organization that supports and unites the local LGBTQ+ community. This speaker series is designed to be informative and to act as an opportunity for networking and discussion. This month, Abby Jensen, legal director of the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance and an attorney with the Pima County Public Defender, will be speaking about LGBTQ+ discrimination and legal updates with the Title VII cases currently before the Supreme Court. It’s an intense, but critical topic, and this is a great way to catch yourself on the ins and outs in one afternoon sitting. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. Himmel Park Library, 1037 N. Treat Ave. Free. Information.


Moonrise Over The Mountains. Now that we’re in the beautiful, cool fall season of Arizona, Saguaro National Park is offering all sorts of special programs for you to explore nature. And exploring nature doesn’t always have to mean taking a hike! For example, this Tuesday, head over to the Red Hills Visitor Center for a wheelchair accessible presentation about the moon, and watch the full moon rise above a gorgeous sea of saguaros. Dress for a cool desert evening and enjoy the music of two volunteer musicians. Bring your own chair and sense of wonder. 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. Red Hills Visitor Center at Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road. Information.


Paper Airplane Contest. Maybe you need an opportunity to let the recently divorced accountant who you fathered a child with know that you’re still in love with her, even though you’re now dating the daughter of a fellow farmer. Maybe you are an aerospace engineer who finally gets to show his friends why he spends so much time doing math. Or maybe you just like origami. Whatever it is that brings you to this paper airplane contest, welcome! One airplane may be submitted per person, with categories for distance, hang time, constructive engineering and accuracy. Bon voyage! 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. Crooked Tooth Brewing Co., 22 E. Sixth St. Free. Information.

Queen of Hearts. When the troubled teenage son from her husband’s previous marriage moves in, Anne forms an intimate bond that threatens to jeopardize her seemingly perfect life. What initially seems like a liberating move soon turns into a “disturbing story of power, betrayal, and responsibility.” Part of the Loft Film Fest, this drama comes from Danish director May el-Toukhy, and recently won the Audience Award for World Cinema at the Sundance Film Festival. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 & 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Information.

Back to the Future. As part of their Tuesday Night Classics series, Harkins Theatres is screening the film that made us all collectively say, “Oh, your mom can fall in love with you? Maybe I don’t want a time machine after all.” Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd star in one of the most beloved films of the ’80s: the film that birthed two sequels and reinvented the DeLorean. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. 5755 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive & 5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz. Information.

Ernie & Joe. In a Texas suburb, two men are attempting to reinvent the way police respond to mental health calls. This documentary examines a new kind of police force without weapons, and takes audiences on a personal journey, showing the experiences during Ernie and Joe’s daily encounters with people in crisis. Winner of the Special Jury Award at SXSW, this film previously screened at the AFI Docs and Doc NYC film festivals. Part of the Loft Film Fest. 7:15 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Information.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Things to Do on Veterans Day in Tucson

Posted By on Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 8:18 AM

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Veterans Day Half Marathon & 5K at Tucson Mountain Park. Everyone Runs, Everyone Walks is a local group that puts on races for people of all fitness levels, from those who are brand-new to exercise to the most seasoned runners. This event, now in its 14th year, features gorgeous views of the Tucson mountains and something to brag about to your coworkers when you go back to work on Tuesday. There will be a stroller division for the 5K, and there are discounts available for veterans or active duty. 7:15 a.m. half marathon start, 7:25 a.m. 5K start. Monday, Nov. 11. Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road. $82 half marathon and $40 for the 5K. Registration ends at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. Information.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo. It’s 1939, and change is afoot all over the world. While Hitler is invading Poland on one side of the world, the Jewish community in Atlanta is making fervent preparations for Ballyhoo, a big cotillion ball that marks the social event of the year. The Freitag family is looking forward to finding some eligible bachelors for their two daughters to marry. But when a handsome bachelor who is also an Eastern European Jew enters the scene, the family is prompted to examine their biases, beliefs and Jewish identities. This comedy/drama won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play. Saturday, Nov. 9 to Sunday, Nov. 24 with 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. showtimes. Tornabene Theatre, 1025 N. Olive Road. $15 students, $30 seniors/military/UA employees, $32 adults. Information.


American Dharma. Part of the Loft Film Fest, this screening is the Arizona premiere of documentarian Errol Morris’ new portrait of controversial Breitbart honcho, Trump advisor, “populist” warrior and (oddly enough) long-time movie-lover, Steven Bannon. Set in a Quonset hut set modeled after one of Bannon’s favorite films, Morris faces off with the alt-right icon, and questions him about the most “disturbing and divisive” milestones in his career. This documentary has also screened at New York, Toronto and Chicago film festivals. 2:45 Sunday, Nov. 10, and noon Monday, Nov. 11. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Information.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Things to Do This Weekend in Tucson

Posted By on Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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Viva La Verde.
Every drop of natural water counts. Arizonans knows this better than most. The Screening Room is showing a locally made documentary about the Verde River, one of the last free flowing desert rivers surviving in Arizona. Not only does this film show the importance rivers play, but offers how they can be saved by professionals and regular people alike. This screening also includes a talk from director Hugh Denno, along with Jon Fuller, author of Verde River Elegy, and Evan Canfield, Pima County Regional Flood Control District Project Liaison for the Living River project. Let’s celebrate Arizona rivers, and maybe even get active about keeping them around! 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. 127 E. Congress St. $10 suggested donation. Information.

Tucson Roadrunners vs. Stockton Heat. It seems dangerous to have an ice hockey team whose mascot is a firebird, but our local team’s opponents this week like to take risks, apparently. Come watch the two teams face off at the Tucson Arena. Whether you’ve got on your UA colors or are sporting some PCC Aztec Pride, show your pride for your school for college night on Friday, Nov. 7. College students can take advantage of a special offer that includes a ticket, two drink tickets (for soda or beer) and a giveaway item for just $25 bucks. College budgets rejoice! You can also get a ticket for both the UA hockey game and this game, on the same day for $30. Saturday, Nov. 9 is military appreciation night, with specialty jerseys modeled after the A-10 Warthog Fighter Jets that will be auctioned off after the game. 7 p.m. both nights. Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. $12 to $61. Information.

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Pueblo Vida’s Fifth Anniversary Weekend. High five to Pueblo Vida! They’re taking all weekend to celebrate their big day, and releasing nine (9!) different cans to celebrate the occasion. Brews will include the “Vida Beer” Premium Southwest Lager; their first anniversary double IPA with El Dorado, Galaxy and Simcoe hops; their second anniversary double IPA with Galaxy and Nelson hops; their third anniversary double IPA with Mosaic, Galaxy and Idaho 7 hops. You get the picture. But beer releases just aren’t enough. They’re also hosting food from local restaurants like Tumerico and Buddha Belly Pizza Kitchen. It’s a celebration worthy of five years. Friday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 10. 115 E. Broadway Blvd. Information.

Saturday, Nov. 9

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15th Annual Tucson Record Show.
Are you one of those people that could just listen to vinyl records for hours? Who views getting up to turn a record over as an integral part of the music-listening experience, rather than an inconvenience? Are you just getting into the record collecting game, or do you just like looking at old collectibles? Don’t miss this record show, featuring dealers from all over the Southwest selling records, CDs and music memorabilia. Presented by Cassidy Collectibles, it’s really an event for music lovers of all types. Saturday, Nov. 9. Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 3445 N. Dodge Blvd. Admission from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. is $4, but to get in at 7:30 a.m., it’s $48. Information.

Fall Open Studio Tours. If you missed your chance last weekend to get a firsthand look into the place where some of our lovely local artists do their work, then don’t fret: You can do it this weekend, too! The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is hosting this DIY tour through studios south of Grant Road. Painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramic, wood, photography, textiles, you name it. Tucson has got some seriously talented artmakers, and on this tour, you get to see where the magic happens—for free! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10. Various locations. Free. Information.

All the World’s a Stage. This week, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra is bringing you several treats as part of their Masterworks Series. The night begins with Rossini’s Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers, which he wrote when he was 21 years old. Then, enjoy Haydn’s Symphony No. 60 in C Major “II Distratto,” and Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte. Shaw wrote the Pulitzer-winning piece, inspired by Haydn, when she was just 30 years old. Closing out the night is Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, which he himself described as “the epiphany through which the whole of my late work became possible.” How could you miss that? 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. $45 to $56. Information.

Tucson Roadrunners vs. Stockton Heat. It seems dangerous to have an ice hockey team whose mascot is a firebird, but our local team’s opponents this week like to take risks, apparently. Come watch the two teams face off at the Tucson Arena. Whether you’ve got on your UA colors or are sporting some PCC Aztec Pride, show your pride for your school for college night on Friday, Nov. 7. College students can take advantage of a special offer that includes a ticket, two drink tickets (for soda or beer) and a giveaway item for just $25 bucks. College budgets rejoice! You can also get a ticket for both the UA hockey game and this game, on the same day for $30. Saturday, Nov. 9 is military appreciation night, with specialty jerseys modeled after the A-10 Warthog Fighter Jets that will be auctioned off after the game. 7 p.m. both nights. Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. $12 to $61. Information.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo. It’s 1939, and change is afoot all over the world. While Hitler is invading Poland on one side of the world, the Jewish community in Atlanta is making fervent preparations for Ballyhoo, a big cotillion ball that marks the social event of the year. The Freitag family is looking forward to finding some eligible bachelors for their two daughters to marry. But when a handsome bachelor who is also an Eastern European Jew enters the scene, the family is prompted to examine their biases, beliefs and Jewish identities. This comedy/drama won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play. Saturday, Nov. 9 to Sunday, Nov. 24 with 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. showtimes. Tornabene Theatre, 1025 N. Olive Road. $15 students, $30 seniors/military/UA employees, $32 adults. Information. 

Living History Day at the Tucson Presidio. It’s time for another day of historical reenactments at the Tucson Presidio Museum, this month with the special theme of “Honoring Our Veterans.” Representatives of the military that have served in Arizona, from the time of New Spain to Arizona becoming a U.S. state, will be on hand. There will also be plenty of other sights to see, from watching demonstrations of children’s games and weaving, to witnessing soldiers fire their muskets and practice their drills, to tasting handmade tortillas and bread. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Tucson Presidio Museum, 196 N. Court Ave. $5 GA, $1 kids 6 to 14, free for members and kids 5 and under.

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Pueblo Vida’s Fifth Anniversary Weekend.
High five to Pueblo Vida! They’re taking all weekend to celebrate their big day, and releasing nine (9!) different cans to celebrate the occasion. Brews will include the “Vida Beer” Premium Southwest Lager; their first anniversary double IPA with El Dorado, Galaxy and Simcoe hops; their second anniversary double IPA with Galaxy and Nelson hops; their third anniversary double IPA with Mosaic, Galaxy and Idaho 7 hops. You get the picture. But beer releases just aren’t enough. They’re also hosting food from local restaurants like Tumerico and Buddha Belly Pizza Kitchen. It’s a celebration worthy of five years. Friday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 10. 115 E. Broadway Blvd. Information.

Sand-Reckoner Celebrates 10 Years. Local vineyard Sand-Reckoner has now been around long enough to be considered a fine-aged winemaker. Founders Sarah and Rob Hammelman invite the community to help them celebrate a decade of award-winning wines with a weekend of tastings and snacks. On Saturday, Nov. 9, the tasting room will be open, with fresh oysters and live music by Anna Warr. On Sunday, Nov. 10, a special tasting event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. featuring “vertical flights” of wines selected from the Sand-Reckoner, plus a selection of gourmet cheeses. 510 N. Seventh Ave #170. Information.

Sunday, Nov. 10

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Queen of Hearts
. When the troubled teenage son from her husband’s previous marriage moves in, Anne forms an intimate bond that threatens to jeopardize her seemingly perfect life. What initially seems like a liberating move soon turns into a “disturbing story of power, betrayal, and responsibility.” Part of the Loft Film Fest, this drama comes from Danish director May el-Toukhy, and recently won the Audience Award for World Cinema at the Sundance Film Festival. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 & 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Information.

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Opening Celebration of El Nacimiento & Second SundAZe Family Day at TMA.
The holidays are here! How can we tell? Well, for one, El Nacimiento, the largest and longest-running nativity scene in the southwest, opens this weekend. Celebrations for the opening are at the Tucson Museum of Art, and will be accompanied by performances by Ballet Folklorico Tapatio and Los Changuitos Feos. Enjoy some Mexican treats and refreshments while you’re at it, then head over to an exploration station where you can create your own peg dolls. The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures will also be onsite leading a special activity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 N. Main Ave. Free. Information.

Fall Open Studio Tours. If you missed your chance last weekend to get a firsthand look into the place where some of our lovely local artists do their work, then don’t fret: You can do it this weekend, too! The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is hosting this DIY tour through studios south of Grant Road. Painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramic, wood, photography, textiles, you name it. Tucson has got some seriously talented artmakers, and on this tour, you get to see where the magic happens—for free! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10. Various locations. Free. Information.

All the World’s a Stage. This week, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra is bringing you several treats as part of their Masterworks Series. The night begins with Rossini’s Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers, which he wrote when he was 21 years old. Then, enjoy Haydn’s Symphony No. 60 in C Major “II Distratto,” and Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte. Shaw wrote the Pulitzer-winning piece, inspired by Haydn, when she was just 30 years old. Closing out the night is Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, which he himself described as “the epiphany through which the whole of my late work became possible.” How could you miss that? 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. $45 to $56. Information. 

The Last Night of Ballyhoo. It’s 1939, and change is afoot all over the world. While Hitler is invading Poland on one side of the world, the Jewish community in Atlanta is making fervent preparations for Ballyhoo, a big cotillion ball that marks the social event of the year. The Freitag family is looking forward to finding some eligible bachelors for their two daughters to marry. But when a handsome bachelor who is also an Eastern European Jew enters the scene, the family is prompted to examine their biases, beliefs and Jewish identities. This comedy/drama won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play. Saturday, Nov. 9 to Sunday, Nov. 24 with 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. showtimes. Tornabene Theatre, 1025 N. Olive Road. $15 students, $30 seniors/military/UA employees, $32 adults. Information.

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Hats Off to Heroes.
There’s never a bad time to express your gratitude to our veterans, but this week is an especially good time, and you can have fun doing it. Head over to this annual event to see a cross-section of U.S. military equipment on display, performances by artists including 80s and Gentlemen and singer-songwriter Jeordie, and a fireworks show at 6 p.m. If you’re a veteran yourself, don’t miss the veterans resource fair from noon to 4 p.m. full of info on everything from disability compensation to VA home loans to financial planning. Noon to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. DeMeester Bandshell at Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way. Free. Information.

Sand-Reckoner Celebrates 10 Years. Local vineyard Sand-Reckoner has now been around long enough to be considered a fine-aged winemaker. Founders Sarah and Rob Hammelman invite the community to help them celebrate a decade of award-winning wines with a weekend of tastings and snacks. On Saturday, Nov. 9, the tasting room will be open, with fresh oysters and live music by Anna Warr. On Sunday, Nov. 10, a special tasting event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. featuring “vertical flights” of wines selected from the Sand-Reckoner, plus a selection of gourmet cheeses. 510 N. Seventh Ave #170. Information.

Pueblo Vida’s Fifth Anniversary Weekend. High five to Pueblo Vida! They’re taking all weekend to celebrate their big day, and releasing nine (9!) different cans to celebrate the occasion. Brews will include the “Vida Beer” Premium Southwest Lager; their first anniversary double IPA with El Dorado, Galaxy and Simcoe hops; their second anniversary double IPA with Galaxy and Nelson hops; their third anniversary double IPA with Mosaic, Galaxy and Idaho 7 hops. You get the picture. But beer releases just aren’t enough. They’re also hosting food from local restaurants like Tumerico and Buddha Belly Pizza Kitchen. It’s a celebration worthy of five years. Friday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 10. 115 E. Broadway Blvd. Information.

15th Annual Argentina Heart & Soul. The soul is coming back to Hacienda Del Sol! This shindig features wines exclusively from Argentina, live music and a regionally inspired buffet. There’s just too much going on at this buffet to list comprehensively, but some of the tastiest portions include mint marinated lamb, pistachio pesto, pomegranate quinoa salad, and desserts like tiramisu, sweet potato empanadas and traditional Argentinian cookies. And plenty of wine from down under. 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road. $69 per adult with alcohol, $49 per adult without alcohol. Information.

Healthy Living Expo at Rillito Park Farmers Market. Who says eating is all about gorging yourself with the latest seven-layer pizza? Arizona Complete Health presents Heirloom Farmers Markets’ second annual Healthy Living Expo. It’s a celebration of “locally grown food and good health for all.” The event includes local farm fresh produce, chef demos, healthcare services, and community health partners. Eat food and get healthy at the same time, what a concept! 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. 4502 N. First Ave. Information.

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VegOut!
You know the best part about a vegan food festival? The food, obviously. What did you think I was going to say? The Whistle Stop Depot is hosting this healthy, sustainable food fest that includes more than 40 vendors, educational speakers, chef demonstrations and fitness talks. This one-day event is a celebration of vegan food and drink, so you know that no matter what you eat there, you can leave happy and healthy. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. 127 W. Fifth Street. $10 entrance. Information.

Pints with a Purpose. Dillinger Brewing Company is hosting a day of great local brews to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson. Each ticket purchased will include the brewery tour, a choice of a brat or hot dog from Haus of Brats, chips, and a pint of any beer on tap or a soda. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. 3895 N. Oracle Road. $35. Information.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Things to Do on Thursday, Nov. 7

Posted By on Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Pairing Dinner. Sullivan’s Steakhouse is ranging from white to red at this specialty four-course wine dinner, perfect to warm you up on a November evening. The dishes begin with shrimp and butternut risotto paired with Aveta Sauvignon Blanc; then moves onto an avocado salad with crab, shallots and crème fraiche paired with a Karia Chardonnay; the main course is a smoked filet mignon in parsnip puree and roasted Brussels sprouts paired with the Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon; dessert closes things out with a pumpkin panna cotta paired with the Hands of Time Red Blend. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. 1785 E. River Road. $120. Information.

Bordeaux on a Budget. Maynards Market and Kitchen is hosting a tasting series of Bordeaux wines that won’t break the bank. But what is a Bordeaux wine, anyhow? Well, it’s wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France, obviously. These wines can range from red to white, and are some of the most revered and imitated in the world. And you get to try them out on a budget! 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. 400 N. Toole Ave. Wine tastings are $12 or free for Maynards Wine Club members. Information.

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Samurai Champloo.
Casa Video is offering two great treats from Asia: an evening full of the beloved anime TV series Samurai Champloo, plus curry courtesy of the Curry Pot food truck. Samurai Champloo follows three strangers in the Edo Period of Japan, but subverts common medieval tropes by infusing the world with modern elements such as graffiti and hip-hop. (This also accounts for the incredible soundtrack by producer Nujabes.) It’s a sword-fightin’, rhyme-spittin’ good time! 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. 2905 E. Speedway Blvd. Information.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Things to Do, Wednesday, Nov. 6

Posted By on Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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A Night With Janis Joplin: The Broadway Musical. It ain’t easy capturing the sound and spirit of the quee n of rock ‘n’ roll. It takes another queen in her own right. Luckily for you, Mary Bridget Davies is up to the challenge. This screening of a Tony-nominated Broadway musical follows the music and story of Janis Joplin, backed by a band of hippies, as she performs in 1970. This special screening at the Loft Cinema even includes a post-film Q&A with Janis Joplin’s brother, Michael Joplin. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $15. Information.

European Guitar Quartet. Zoran Dukic, Reentko Dirks, Pavel Steidl and Thomas Fellow are all renowned performers in their own right, but they got together to form this quartet blending the concert tradition of classical guitar with the expressive nature of modern music. They put together unique interpretations of pieces by the likes of Astor Piazzolla and Nicolo Paganini, as well as pieces members of the group have composed. Whether you’re a guitar aficionado or you just like pretty sounding music, this event, presented by UA Presents, the Tucson Guitar Society and Lead Guitar, will be a joy. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. $29+. Information.

Tucson Comedy Arts Festival 5. Happy fifth anniversary to the Tucson Comedy Arts Festival! This year’s event features 13 improv, standup and sketch comedy shows over four days, with guests both from Tucson and from all over the country. Check out 808: Hip Hop Improv, Carcajadas: Una Noche De Comedia, the Beginners and Veterans Stand Up Comedy Showcase at Tucson Improv Movement and the return of Set Unlisted. There are also workshops on topics such as coaching, hosting and boosting your longform chops. There are loads of shows at various times, from Wednesday, Nov. 6 to Saturday, Nov. 9. but the fun all starts At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 with Pilot Season, Leaky Faucets and Big Daddy. Tucson Improv Movement, 414 E. Ninth St. Ticket prices vary. Information.

LightArt. Flowers make the world a brighter place, but this series of botanical lighting fixtures literally make the space around them brighter. For the next few months, that space is at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Ryan Smith, the Seattle architect and designer behind LightArt, found his inspiration for this project in the flowers from the landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Rhododendron and cherry blossoms, foxglove and columbine, snowdrops and chartreuse blossoms abound. And all of them provide a warm glow that will make you feel both in awe of how lovely art can be and like you seriously need to step up the lighting game in your own home. On display through Jan. 5 at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, and 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. $15 adults, $13 seniors/students/military, $8 kids 4 to 17, free for members and kids under 4. Information.


Tucson Landmarks Month at the Madaras Gallery.
The Madaras Gallery is celebrating 20 years of bringing art to Tucson by having a special themed exhibit each month. It’s only fitting that a gallery that’s so quintessentially Tucson would have a month dedicated to showcasing art of Tucson landmarks. From Mission San Xavier del Bac to the Barrio neighborhood to the University of Arizona, it’s a showcase that will remind you just how beautiful our Old Pueblo is. Nov. 1-30. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Madaras Gallery, 2025 N. Swan Rd. Free. Information.

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Tastes of the Fall Harvest Pairing Dinner.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill is embracing the chilly November evenings with their monthly pairing dinner. This four-course dinner is made of harvest-inspired dishes, perfectly paired with wines and cocktails. The dishes include Spaghetti Carbonara or San Marino Grilled Chicken paired with 14 Hands Merlot; and Rosa’s Signature Caesar Salad paired with Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling. And for dessert, a choice of Cheesecake Creme Anglaise or Pumpkin Spice Cannoli paired with an “Espresso Martini.” Strap in! 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. 5100 E. Broadway Blvd. $45. RSVP. Information.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Things to Do in Tucson on Tuesday, Nov. 5

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Apollo Remembered. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, Oro Valley-based White Eagle Aerospace is hosting a screening of this 70-minute audio-visual presentation narrated by aerospace historian J. Terry White. This screening at the Murphy-Wilmot library covers the events of the Apollo program, features an informative model display and will conclude with an interactive Q&A session. Attendance capacity for this event is 100; seats are first-come, first-serve. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. 530 N. Wilmot Road. Free. Information.



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V For Vendetta. Remember, remember the fifth of November! For this very apropos Tuesday screening, Harkins Theatres is showing this anti-hero comic book classic. Based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel of the same name, V for Vendetta depicts the ever-romantic struggle of overthrowing a neo-fascist totalitarian regime in the not-too-distant future. Even if you haven’t seen the film, you’ll recognize the mask. And if you have seen the film, chances are you’ve been inspired to overthrow the nearest governing body. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. 5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz & 5755 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive. $5. Information.

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National Hot Sauce Day at 1912.
It’s a common response to grab a cool drink to soothe spiciness, but what are you to do when your drinks are specifically paired with a molten meal? Indulge in both, I suppose. 1912 Brewing Co. and Daniela’s Cooking are teaming up with a specialty food and drink pairing: get three 1912 beers paired with three of Daniela’s Cooking’s tacos, each with a different hot sauce. Now that’s what I call a symbiotic relationship! 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. 2045 N. Forbes Blvd. Information.

LightArt. Flowers make the world a brighter place, but this series of botanical lighting fixtures literally make the space around them brighter. For the next few months, that space is at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Ryan Smith, the Seattle architect and designer behind LightArt, found his inspiration for this project in the flowers from the landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Rhododendron and cherry blossoms, foxglove and columbine, snowdrops and chartreuse blossoms abound. And all of them provide a warm glow that will make you feel both in awe of how lovely art can be and like you seriously need to step up the lighting game in your own home. On display through Jan. 5 at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, and 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. $15 adults, $13 seniors/students/military, $8 kids 4 to 17, free for members and kids under 4. Information.


Tucson Landmarks Month at the Madaras Gallery. The Madaras Gallery is celebrating 20 years of bringing art to Tucson by having a special themed exhibit each month. It’s only fitting that a gallery that’s so quintessentially Tucson would have a month dedicated to showcasing art of Tucson landmarks. From Mission San Xavier del Bac to the Barrio neighborhood to the University of Arizona, it’s a showcase that will remind you just how beautiful our Old Pueblo is. Nov. 1-30. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Madaras Gallery, 2025 N. Swan Rd. Free. Information.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Things to Do in Tucson on Halloween

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93.7 KRQ Boo Bash at St. Philip’s Plaza. Union Public House is celebrating their eighth anniversary at one of the biggest Halloween parties in town. This “Boo Bash” is sponsored by 93.7 KRQ and Guinness, and features food from Proof Artisanal Pizza and Reforma Modern Mexican. Plus, Guinness’ new orange brew will be in attendance for the season. It’s a big spooky bash of costumes, live music, food and beer. What more could you want out of Halloween? 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. 4340 N Campbell Ave. Information.

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LightArt. Flowers make the world a brighter place, but this series of botanical lighting fixtures literally make the space around them brighter. For the next few months, that space is at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Ryan Smith, the Seattle architect and designer behind LightArt, found his inspiration for this project in the flowers from the landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Rhododendron and cherry blossoms, foxglove and columbine, snowdrops and chartreuse blossoms abound. And all of them provide a warm glow that will make you feel both in awe of how lovely art can be and like you seriously need to step up the lighting game in your own home. On display through Jan. 5 at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, and 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. $15 adults, $13 seniors/students/military, $8 kids 4 to 17, free for members and kids under 4. Information.

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Evil Dead Double Feature.
For Halloween, the Loft Cinema is screening one of the most successful independent horror films ever, and following it up with its ridiculously over-the-top successor. The frights begin with The Evil Dead (1981), a cornerstone of the cabin-in-the-woods horror genre, and continue with Army of Darkness (1992), part three of the series, which sees main character Ash transported back to the evil-skeleton-plagued middle ages. The evening goes from chilling horror flick to Gothic fantasy romp. And to make it even more fun, there will be spooky prizes for best costumes, and free Halloween candy for everyone. The Evil Dead screening is of a new 4K digital restoration with 5.1 surround sound and a reimagined music score by original composer Joseph LoDuca. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $12. Information.

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