Wednesday, October 23, 2019

XOXO: Where to Rock, Wednesday, Oct. 23

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In a program that features works by Dvořák, Hindemith and Schnittke, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music presents The Russia String Orchestra. At the Leo Rich Theatre...

Embodying the spirits of Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Bob Wills in his hooch-sodden, smile-through-the-pain honky-tonk, "The world's finest purveyor of juke-joint swing," Wayne "The Train" Hancock cuts loose. At 191 Toole...

This installment of Ladytowne Live—your favorite local feminist variety show—features a comedy set by Andrea Salazar. A performance by Rambo Rose. Interviews with Racheal Rios, Julie Jennings Patterson and friends from KMKR Radio 99.9 FM. At Club Congress...

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Things to Do, Wednesday, Oct. 23

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Borderlands Boca Beer Dinner. This Wednesday, the Borderlands Beer Garden is home to a five-course menu curated by Chef Maria from BOCA Tacos alongside specially selected craft beers from Borderlands Brewing Company. Dishes include ceviche de maiz paired with the Perfectly Pale APA; pan-seared pork belly over mole rojo paired with the Guava Fiesta Sour; mini beef tortas paired with the Toole Ave IPA; shrimp chilaquiles paired with the Prickly Pear Wheat; and a dessert of noche dulce raspado paired with the Noche Dulce Vanilla Porter. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. 119 E. Toole Ave. $50. Information.


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Kingfisher releases Fall Menu. Kingfisher’s chef Jeff Azsersky has updated the lunch and dinner menus for the fall and holiday season, with some returning favorites like warm cabbage salad, bouillabaisse and braised lamb shank. The specialty Bluefin Heath Bar Cheesecake with toffee sauce, from Bluefin (the sister restaurant to Kingfisher closed in 2015), will also make a return. Kingfisher’s ceviche, house-smoked ruby trout, and pan-roasted chicken with shiitake mushrooms and horseradish mashed potatoes have been updated as well. Available now. 2564 E. Grant Road. Information.


Silent Sky. If you loved the big middle finger that the strong, intelligent women in Hidden Figures gave to the patriarchy, then you’ll probably also love this play based on the life of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, who made discoveries about the brightness of stars that provided astronomers with a way to measure the distance to faraway galaxies. The play is written by Lauren Gunderson, whose works have been among the most produced in the country for three years running, and combines science history, family ties, fragile love and a passionate main character. Shows at either 7:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Nov. 9. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. $40 to $70, or $25 to $55 for preview performances Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 22 through Oct. 24, or Saturday, Oct. 26. Information.

Last Train to Nibroc. The year is 1940. May, a small-town girl from Kentucky, and Raleigh, an aspiring writer and recently discharged young serviceman, are sitting next to each other on an eastbound cross country train trip. Also on the train: the bodies of great American writers Nathanael West and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Of course, there’s a change of plans somewhere along the way, and two characters realizing they aren’t so different after all. Come watch this lovely love story unfold (recommended for mature ages 13 and up). 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 to Sunday, Nov. 3. Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave. $35 or $20 for the preview show Tuesday, Oct. 22. Information.

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Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement. What better place to form a unique and dedicated punk scene than the nexus of all politics in the United States? The Screening Room is hosting a documentary about the formation of punk in DC from 1976 to 1983. Punk the Capital includes “a recently unearthed trove of Super-8 film” and features bands such as Bad Brains and Minor Threat. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. 127 E. Congress St. Information.


Hocus Pocus Halloween Party.
What do Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy have in common, other than being 300-year-old witches returned from the dead? They all star in the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus! The Loft is hosting a spooktacular party with prizes, props and goodie bags, and everyone’s invited. Part of the Loft Jr. series, this is cheesy, funny and just the slightest bit scary. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $12. Information.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Claytoon of the Day: Phony Constitution

Posted By on Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 12:25 PM

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XOXO: Where to Rock, Tuesday, Oct. 22

Posted By on Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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A New Orleans treasure, they came up from playing the streets of the French Quarter to festival stages all over the world. Their hip-shaking sound upholds brass band traditions while adding ladlefuls of savory funk and hip-hop into the stockpot. Rebirth Brass Band brings the non-stop party machine to The Rialto Theater...

Like the biblical pestilences—water turning to blood, locusts and hail, darkness and the killing of firstborn children—that ran through Ramses' Egypt, Plague Vendor proselytize at 191 Toole. Up first, sans supervision, No Parents run amok...

With an eye to the future, POSIS8N presents Underground Rising Vol 2. Featuring up-and-comers Rated-R, $lim Tuc, Trippboi x Lil Skank, Dame X Chuxxi and others. At Club Congress...

Although the songs on Begin the Glimmer (2018) were crafted with workmanlike precision, once in the studio this singer-songwriter—playing every instrument on the album himself—approached recording with an eye toward the unrehearsed. "I just wanted to be less precious with the performance." From Memphis, Stephan Chopek performs acoustically at Sky Bar...

In 2001, "Click Click Boom" and "Superstar" landing on The Fast and the Furious soundtrack significantly altered these Tennesseans musical trajectory. Grammy nominated nu metallists Saliva return talking "Some Sh*t About Love." At EncoreTucson. Locals Drop D kick things off...

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Things to Do, Tuesday, Oct. 22

Posted By on Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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Pita Jungle releases Seasonal Specials. Pita Jungle, with two locations in Tucson, is releasing their new “Seasonal Kitchen Crafts Menu” this week. The menu is reinventing several of their classic dishes, including the “All Veggie Pita Pocket” with avocado, baby greens, bell peppers, red onion, taboule and lemon vinaigrette; their “Bone Broth Ramen with Shirataki Noodles,” which includes beef bone broth, miso, kimchi and red onion; and the “Wood-Fired Medchilada,” which includes garlic-cilantro chicken in a beef bone broth enchilada sauce, cheddar and feta. The menu is available Tuesday, Oct. 22, and runs through the end of the year. 5340 E. Broadway Blvd. and 7090 N. Oracle Road. Information.

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Kingfisher releases Fall Menu.
Kingfisher’s chef Jeff Azsersky has updated the lunch and dinner menus for the fall and holiday season, with some returning favorites like warm cabbage salad, bouillabaisse and braised lamb shank. The specialty Bluefin Heath Bar Cheesecake with toffee sauce, from Bluefin (the sister restaurant to Kingfisher closed in 2015), will also make a return. Kingfisher’s ceviche, house-smoked ruby trout, and pan-roasted chicken with shiitake mushrooms and horseradish mashed potatoes have been updated as well. Available now. 2564 E. Grant Road. Information.

Shop Talk: The Work of Sandra Cisneros. Mari Herreras, fifth-generation Tucsonan, poet and former editor of the Tucson Weekly you’re holding in your hands right now, is leading this free, informal discussion about the work of poet Sandra Cisneros. She’ll start with a mini-lecture, then lead a conversation about Cisneros and her work. And you can pick up an informational packet with info on Cisneros’ life, excerpts of her work and with clips of what critics have to say. Don’t miss Cisneros doing a reading at the Poetry Center on Oct. 24! This event is 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Free. Information.

Silent Sky. If you loved the big middle finger that the strong, intelligent women in Hidden Figures gave to the patriarchy, then you’ll probably also love this play based on the life of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, who made discoveries about the brightness of stars that provided astronomers with a way to measure the distance to faraway galaxies. The play is written by Lauren Gunderson, whose works have been among the most produced in the country for three years running, and combines science history, family ties, fragile love and a passionate main character. Shows at either 7:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Nov. 9. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. $40 to $70, or $25 to $55 for preview performances Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 22 through Oct. 24, or Saturday, Oct. 26. Information.

Last Train to Nibroc. The year is 1940. May, a small-town girl from Kentucky, and Raleigh, an aspiring writer and recently discharged young serviceman, are sitting next to each other on an eastbound cross country train trip. Also on the train: the bodies of great American writers Nathanael West and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Of course, there’s a change of plans somewhere along the way, and two characters realizing they aren’t so different after all. Come watch this lovely love story unfold (recommended for mature ages 13 and up). 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 to Sunday, Nov. 3. Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave. $35 or $20 for the preview show Tuesday, Oct. 22. Information.

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Suicide: The Ripple Effect.
This documentary explores the lasting effects of suicide focusing on “breaking stigma, advocacy, and mental wellness.” Directed by Kevin Hines, who himself is a suicide attempt survivor, this movie not only looks at the epidemic of suicide, but shares stories of strength and survival. A Q&A discussion will follow the screening. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. At Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Tickets available at the door for a suggested donation of $10 per person. The proceeds from this event will be used to support the Tucson Village Farm camp scholarship fund. Information.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Claytoon of the Day: Feel The Endorsements

Posted By on Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 10:20 AM

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Adoptable Pets: Roy Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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“Hi there! My name is Roy and I am a 6-year-old boy who is searching for my forever home. I am a very sweet boy who loves to curl up in my favorite person’s arms. When you talk to me I will kneed and purr. I will do best in a home with no cats and calmer, older kids.” Roy (863640)

To learn more about Roy give an adoptions counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 173 or visit him at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd.

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XOXO: Where to Rock, Monday, Oct. 21

Posted By on Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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With a voice that ranges from softly melodic to impassioned caterwauling, at the peppy age of 14, this singer-songwriter/author founded art-punk band Throwing Muses with her step-sister Tanya Donelly back in 1981. In continuum, as a solo artist her prolific output is an assemblage of jagged emotional edges tempered by plain-spoken folk. "The songs keep on writing themselves, and I really love them. It's as close as I get to a religion." In a special solo acoustic performance, Kristin Hersh is at 191 Toole...

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