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A letter to you, our readers, from our President.

The Foilies 2020

“The Ringer,” the first track on Eminem’s 2018 album, Kamikaze, includes a line that piqued Buzzfeed reporter Jason Leopold’s curiosity: the rapper claimed the Secret Service visited him due to some controversial lyrics about Ivanka Trump.

Test Spin

Earlier this week, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and the city council reviewed the Tucson Transportation and Mobility Department’s E-Scooter Pilot Program Report during their March 3 study session. The six-month pilot program is scheduled to end March 12, if the mayor and council vote not to continue.

Slam-Dunk Squad

I’ve been a basketball fan for nearly six decades and a Wildcat fan for four, but rarely have I had this kind of reaction. There was the Sean Elliott Final Four team in 1988 and the national championship team in 1997. And now, it’s the UA women.

Brewer’s Mash-up

Voltron Brewing is the brainchild of Taylor Carter and Mike Gordon, owners of Sentinel Peak Brewing, along with Borderlands Brewing owner, Mike Mallozzi. The 9000 sq. ft. space is located at 330 S. Toole Avenue, next to Rocks and Ropes, and opened to the public in January. 

Brew Review

Ahead of Arizona Beer Week, the Tucson Weekly review team got busy trying out some of the most noteworthy and new craft beers coming out of Tucson. Some shocked us, some perplexed us, and some were middle-of-the-road classics. At the end of our tastings, we realized just how lucky Tucson is to host such a lively and diverse craft beer scene.

And The Thunder Rolls

You could see buzzards circling Thunder Canyon Brewstillery after closing their kitchen last January. Two years prior, they had shut down their flagship restaurant at Foothills Mall and their longtime head chef retired. To make matters worse, the brewstillery’s kitchen struggled to find a loyal following in downtown Tucson since opening in 2013. 

Tap Times

This guide will help you keep track of all the best events going on at Tucson’s two dozen craft breweries during the 10th annual Arizona Craft Beer Week: Thursday, Feb. 6, through Saturday, Feb. 15.

A Stout Industry

When Dragoon Brewing Company opened in 2012, there were only five craft breweries in the Tucson area. Eight years later, Tucson is home to 25. This 500 percent increase in less than a decade is even higher than the already impressive national increase during that same time frame: In 2012, there were more than 2,000 craft breweries in the U.S. Now, there are more than 7,000.

A Saguaro Primer

The saguaro is one of the world’s most studied wild plant species, probably because of its charisma and ready accessibility, but also because, as a large cactus, it is decidedly different from plants more familiar to researchers.

Finding the Funny

The second annual Tucson Comedy Crawl, which runs from Saturday, Jan. 25 to Saturday, Feb. 1, offers a little bit of both—that is, the whole “staring reality in the face” thing and the “delightfully entertaining” thing.

Community of hope

In honor of Christina-Taylor’s life and a commemoration of the ninth anniversary of the shooting, local schools are hosting an event on Friday, Jan. 10, in conjunction with Stars of HOPE, an international arts program that seeks to help communities heal after tragedy.

They’re Back!

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, Arizona’s naughty 90 are headed back to the Capitol for what they hope will be a quick legislative session.

Down the Toilet

It feels like we’re gonna have to flush 10, 15 times to get rid of all of this year’s backed-up stupidity. Once again, correspondent Leo W. Banks has read through the news and remembers—hopefully for the last time—the mooks, malcontents and madmen of 2019 before it all swirls away.

Welcome to 2020!

2020 is coming whether you like it or not. Luckily, there are so many places around town celebrating the occasion in so many diverse ways.

Eating Christmas

I was awakened by a text message at about 2 a.m. following Thanksgiving of 2014: “911!! 911!! I’m not bringing the rolls for Christmas. I’VE BEEN ASSIGNED THE SWEET POTATOES! WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?”


Staff Pick Events

  • Democratic Socialists of America @ Southside Presbyterian Church

    • First Thursday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free
  • Canceled: Sahba Home and Patio Show @ Tucson Convention Center

    • Through April 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 8
  • Meditation and Buddhist study @ Sky Island Zen

    • Mondays, Saturdays No charge. Donations appreciated.
    • 1 going/interested

Popular Events

  • THE EVENT! For the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson @ La Encantada

    • 150.00
    • Buy Tickets
  • Canceled: Sahba Home and Patio Show @ Tucson Convention Center

    • Through April 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 8
  • Let’s Roam Tucson Scavenger Hunt @ El Presidio Park

    • Through Dec. 31, 12-11 p.m. 11
    • Buy Tickets

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