Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Tuesday Sept. 25

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 1:00 AM

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Bluegrass & Brews Jamboree. The Gas Light Theatre is hosting another Jamboree! Get excited because there will be beer tastings and specials all night long. Admission is $12.50. Old Pueblo Bluegrass and Cadillac Mountain Bluegrass will both be there to get you into the dancing groove. A perfect untraditional date night and a great way to get some activity in your day at the same time! 6 p.m. 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. Details Here.

Full Moon Hike. A great opportunity to get outdoors for a couple hours, bring your steady walking shoes, water and and a flashlight and you're set to go. Explore the sounds and views of the Sonoran Desert during sunset and end during the dead of night. A night in the desert is the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit, who knows what will be wandering out there when the sun goes down; even better it's a full moon. Watch out for the werewolves. The activity itself is free but parking will be $15. 6:30 p.m. 3693 S. Old Spanish Road. Details Here.

Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga. Looking for peace and healing? Looking to feel better through the healing power of laughter? Try yoga! Quaker House hosts Laughter Yoga every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. In an effort to make light of certain situations, this is a chance to just breathe, relax and forget about your problems for one hour. Through breathing and yoga exercises, playful laughter is an addition to this untraditional yoga class. Free. 931 N. 5th Ave. Details Here.

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

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Gaston Needs A Home

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 2:55 PM

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“Can you guess what my favorite movie is?"


Come fall in love with Gaston at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd. For more information give an adoptions counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 173. Not ready to adopt? Share Gaston’s photo to help him find the purr-fect home!

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Performers Needed for Marana Holiday Festival

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 2:36 PM

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Calling all performers! The good people of Marana are in need of acts to perform at the annual Marana Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting.

There are nine, 20-minute, slots open to perform on Dec. 1 after 3 p.m. Those interested must apply by Sunday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. Along with contact information and a description of your act, the selection committee suggests submitting audio or video recordings of past performances. Acts don’t need to be from Marana but those who are will be given priority.

The festival will have not only performances but also vendors, activities, 20 tons of snow and special guest appearances from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.          

Fill out the application here.

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Tucson Storytellers: How Tucson Became Home

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 1:30 PM

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While some are born and raised in Tucson, others take a round about route to calling our desert city home. See a live performance of storytellers sharing their own stories of when Tucson became their home. Whether they have just arrived to Tucson or have families who have been living here for generations, friends and neighbors will share their captivating stories.

Drinks will be available for purchase at the venue. There are also other food options nearby including Café à La C'Art, La Cocina and El Charro to make an evening out of the event.

The event will be held at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block located on 140 N Main Ave. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission is $10 and $5 for students. Be sure to check in early, seating at the event will be at a first come first serve basis.

Find more information and purchase tickets here. 

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Dogs’ Adoption Fees Cut in Half: PACC Celebrating National Dog Week

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 12:14 PM

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The price to bring home a dog from Pima Animal Care Center has been reduced in honor of National Dog Week, Sept. 23-29. This is celebrated in the fourth week of September every year.

People can celebrate National Dog Week in a variety of ways at Pima Animal Care Center:

Overnight/day trips: Foster a dog overnight or during the day for a few hours. A form of identification must be presented in order for the dog to leave the facility. Short-term fosters can take the dogs to the park, to get a snack, or to go for a run. PACC does ask that interactions with strange dogs are limited. If you’d like to foster, you can start by filling out the required forms.

Donating: A donation can go a long way at PACC. It can be a bag of dog food, a cat bed, or a monetary donation. Funds can help provide food, treats, toys, bedding or even medical treatment. One easy way to donate is by checking PACC’s Amazon Wish List.

Volunteering: Nothing at PACC would be possible if it weren’t for the help of the dedicated volunteers. There are a variety of ways to volunteer including walking dogs, feeding cats, cleaning pets and cages in the clinic, and more.

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Adopt: For dogs six months and older, the price is now $15. The price for under six months is $25. In addition to the adoption fee, there is a $19 licensing fee for dogs. The total price includes spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip and a free vet visit.

PACC is located at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. The shelter is open Monday through Friday, noon-7 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

Find more info here. 

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Maroon 5 to Perform at the 2019 Super Bowl

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 11:32 AM

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Maroon 5 will be performing at the 2019 Super Bowl LIII Pepsi halftime show on Feb. 3 at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Guest appearances for the performance have not been chosen, but there are speculations of potential artists.

Maroon 5’s recent single “Girls Like You” features Cardi B and is currently No. 2 on The Hot 100 list on Billboard, leaving us to wonder if the Bodak Yellow superstar and new mom will be at the Super Bowl.

The NFL faced a challenge this year in choosing a performer due to the controversy involving Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose decision to take a knee during the National Anthem for protest caused controversy and outrage throughout the United States, recently highlighted by the Nike campaign.

Last year, there were reports that Jay-Z turned down an offer to perform at the Super Bowl to show support for Kaepernick. So this year, the Super Bowl had speculations for who the halftime performer should be.

One of the toughest challenges for choosing a halftime performer isn’t just the appeal to the audience, but finding an artist who hasn’t already performed. Maroon 5 is more similar to recent performers like Justin Timberlake than to the more polarizing choices such as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, we love you Left Shark.

Halftime Show Performers at the Super Bowl since 2008:

2008: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
2009: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
2010: The Who
2011: The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash
2012: Madonna, LMFAO, Cirque de Soleil, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., Cee Lo Green, Andy Lewis
2013: Beyoncé, Destiny's Child
2014: Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers
2015: Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott
2016: Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, Gustavo Dudamel
2017: Lady Gaga
2018: Justin Timberlake

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Slideshow: Paws for the Fresh, Fluffy and Sleek Doggos of Tucson

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 11:06 AM

The smell of wet dog filled air for this years second addition of Tails & Ales. The Tucson Roller Derby and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona partnered with Barrio Brewing Co. to host a dog wash fundraiser.  The Humane Society estimated that around 90 dogs had been registered. These are some of the fresh fluffers who showed up.

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Claytoon of the Day: Why I Didn't Report

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 9:01 AM

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@ Temple of Music and Art Sat., Sept. 8, 7:30-9 p.m., Sun., Sept. 9, 7-8:30 p.m., Tue., Sept. 11, 7:30-9 p.m., Wed., Sept. 12, 7:30-9 p.m., Thu., Sept. 13, 7:30-9 p.m., Fri., Sept. 14, 7:30-9 p.m., Sat., Sept. 15, 2-3:30 & 7:30-9 p.m., Sun., Sept. 16, 2-3:30 & 7-8:30 p.m., Tue., Sept. 18, 7:30-9 p.m., Wed., Sept. 19, 2-3:30 & 7:30-9 p.m., Thu., Sept. 20, 7:30-9 p.m., Fri., Sept. 21, 7:30-9 p.m., Sat., Sept. 22, 2-3:30 & 7:30-9 p.m., Sun., Sept. 23, 2-3:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 26, 2-3:30 & 7:30-9 p.m., Thu., Sept. 27, 2-3:30 & 7:30-9 p.m., Fri., Sept. 28, 7:30-9 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 29, 2-3:30 & 7:30-9 p.m. 330 S. Scott Ave.

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