TOMBSTONE – Larry Widen believes ghosts and spirits have unfinished business in the human world. In what’s considered one of Arizona’s most-haunted towns, where ghosts lurk on practically every corner, his Ghost City Tours combine the Wild West history of Tombstone with stories of spirits who still linger.
“This town is one of the top 10 most-haunted cities simply because so many people lost their lives here in such a short period of time,” Widen said of Tombstone, founded in 1877. “There were lots of suicides, lots of gunfights, lots of people cheating each other in business deals because once the money started rolling again, friends weren’t friends anymore.”
Ghost tours in Tombstone and Flagstaff have seen an uptick in business during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many businesses closed because of social distancing requirements and a lack of customers. Ghost tours were safer, outdoor options.
Widen is a senior tour guide for the national tourism company’s Tombstone location. At night, he takes customers fascinated by the paranormal on a walking tour around town to some haunted locations, including Big Nose Kate’s Saloon and the infamous Bird Cage Theatre.
Tombstone is best known for the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and it saw many less-notorious clashes among cowboys, prospectors and thieves before the silver mines played out.
But when the pandemic hit, Tombstone, quite literally, turned into a ghost town.
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Get a load of this: the Screening Room will get extra kinky this October with Dan Savage’s HUMP!, a home-made-porn film festival. The festival features short porno flicks, five minutes or less, all made by people who aren’t porn stars but get to be one for the weekend.
The self-proclaimed filmmakers and stars shoot their movies to show the audience what they think is sexy, wild or wacky. The films showcase a veritable pornocopia of different body sizes, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes.
"It’s hard to believe HUMP! has been going strong for 13 years,” Savage says of the festival. “We are always amazed at the variety of films we receive each year. Choosing the films that ultimately make it in the festival is a huge challenge. Audiences will be watching things that take them outside their comfort zones. Some of it is hilarious. Some of it is romantic. Some of it is totally raunchy.”So if you feel like experiencing over a dozen new and adventurous homemade movies with a bunch of strangers in a dark room, get on over to The Screening Room. All-in-all, HUMP! is a celebration of sexual freedom and inclusion.
It usually isn’t until after the yoga stretch that we find ourselves gleaming with fresh sweat, and if we are glowing, it’s a glow of accomplishment. If you want to be glowing the whole time, Yoga Oasis on Campbell is offering a “Yo- Glow” class this Saturday, September 8th at 7:30 p.m.
According to Wellnessliving, combination classes are one of the hottest trends in the yoga world right now. Have you noticed the amount of beer and yoga classes around town? Or maybe dogs and yoga? Goats even? This is one of three upcoming, hour-long vinyasa style yoga sessions in which yogis can stretch in glowing body paint or accessorize with glowing bracelets.
Yoga Oasis is glowing all out with a black light lit ambiance, and is even providing bracelets and body paint with admission. Their website advises to come early for the body paint ($10 in advance, $12 day at the door). BYOM (Bring your own mat)
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