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In The Limelight | Katie Haverly Celebrates The Divine Feminine | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2019
In a collaborative project—with photographer/videographer Julius Schlosburg and writer/broadcaster Hannah Levin—singer-songwriter Katie Haverly is set to unveil her latest video to the world. Tuesday, Feb. 26 marks the release of “Titanic” a song from her fifth studio album Pluto....
All Bets Are On: The Gang Breaks Down Arizona Basketball and UCLA's Coaching Search | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2019
The latest installment of All Bets Are On covers a gamut of sports topics, ranging from Arizona's victory over Cal to the UCLA basketball coaching search. The dynamic duo of Christopher Boan and Tyler Vondrak break down why Oregon State is the most disappointing team in the Pac-12, befo...
Arizona Republic Wins National Award For Charter School Stories | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2019
The Arizona Republic's thorough, ground-breaking stories about charter school corruption and profiteering have received scarce press coverage in southern Arizona from anyone but your faithful education blogger. That's a serious omission.…
18 Great Things to Do in Tucson This Weekend: Feb. 22 to 24 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2019
Cuban Night at the Crooked Tooth Brewing. It’s getting lively at Crooked Tooth Brewing!…
XOXO: Where to Rock in Tucson This Weekend Feb. 22 to 24 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2019
In the 1970s, this former baseball player became RCA Records best-selling recording artist since Elvis Presley. Country music superstar Charley Pride croons at The Diamond Center.…
Reel Indie | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
Movies to see in Tucson this week. The Dark Crystal.…
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Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
She was once a big-time warrior so, naturally, her talents will take her towards a career in killer roller derbies. That's where the movie really starts to lose it. Alita: Battle Angel is a project that's been on James Cameron's plate for what seems like forever. ...
Across the Borderline | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
Innovative new works by young Sonoran artists light up the Bernal Gallery at Pima West On the perimeter of Hermosillo, far from downtown's plaza and cathedral, a bevy of abandoned warehouses slowly crumbled for years. Called wineries by the locals, the old buildin...
City Week | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
Events to have fun at around Tucson this week. Learn Something New In-Depth Tour–Museum of Natural History Research Collections.…
Quick Bites | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
All the best spots to grab a bite to eat around Tucson this week. Cuban Night at the Crooked Tooth Brewing. It's getting lively at Crooked Tooth Brewing!…
Police Dispatch | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
Nobody knows how someone—or something—mysteriously managed to make off with an enormous hot tub sitting in a man's front yard overnight. Oro Valley Jan. 25, 2:28 p.m.…
Police Dispatch | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
As if starring in a derivative Hollywood action flick, a black-clad lone male delivered a trite one-liner before committing some seriously dangerous acts at a gas station Foothills Beat Jan. 6, 11:55 p.m.…
Homegrown Comeback | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
Could it be that Tucson is eating its way out of poverty and food insecurity? Could it be that Tucson is eating its way out of poverty and food insecurity? Or to ask such a big hairy question in another manner: "How have Tucson's citizens and businesses fared sinc...
Tucson Salvage | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
Way back further my dad forbade Circle Ks, thought them unseemly for us kids. Later the Circle K becomes ecstasy in repetition. I walk up and see this guy in line with no face. I mean it is concave, a sinkhole where his nose should be, and pinprick eyes inside sca...
The Skinny | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
A whole lot of bills are about to die at the Arizona Legislature and here's your chance to meet U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly Legislative Scramble A whole lot of bills are about to die at the Arizona Legislature…
Three’s a Crowd: Randi Dorman | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
Developer and downtown advocate Randi Dorman launched her bid for mayor of Tucson during a casual gathering of supporters last week at downtown's Connect Coworking courtyard. Developer and downtown advocate Randi Dorman launched her bid for mayor of Tucson during ...
Batter up! It’s a new day at Rita Hillenbrand Stadium | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
A brilliant blue sky broke through a wall of slate gray clouds in the early afternoon hours Sunday, Feb. 17, shining light on the University of Arizona campus' newest gem. A brilliant blue sky broke through a wall of slate gray clouds in the early afternoon hours ...
Editor’s Note: Happy Birthday, Tucson Weekly! | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
On Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1984, the first edition of the Tucson Weekly hit the streets. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1984, the first edition of the Tucson Weekly hit the streets—and here we are, in a blink of an eye, 35 years later. We've been witness to plenty since tha...
XOXO: Where to Rock Thursday, Feb. 21 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
With Philip Glass’s new work, Partita for Solo Violin, as the centerpiece, Portals plaits together films by Kate Hackett, Benjamin Millepied and the words of Leonard Cohen into a multi-media exploration of the longing for human connection in the digital age. Accompanied by little more than ...
Photographer Puspa Lohmeyer's Lens Captures XIXA In Flagrante | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
After spending the day plotting a kidnapping and burying mannequin parts in the loam; before seeking expiatory purification for their sins at Bisbee’s notorious St. Elmo Bar; even as the members of XIXA figuratively scaled the seven terraces of purgatory, photographer Puspa Lohmeyer ca...
Somebody's Got to Win: Arizona and Cal Put Losing Streaks on the Line | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
The Arizona Wildcats will look to snap their longest losing streak in three decades tonight, as the Cal Bears come to town.…
Acclaimed Camille A. Brown & Dancers Take Centennial Hall Tonight | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
The dynamic troupe from the Big Apple is in town Thursday night only to perform Mr. TOL E. RAncE (Mr. Tolerance). A dance/theater work that excavates the history of black performance, the show combines comedy, animation, theater, live music and dance styles from hip-hop and African to moder...
Laughing Stock: Straight Outta Jersey | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
Joey “Coco” diaz may be from Cuba, but he’s the very soul of New Jersey.…
Eight Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Thursday, Feb. 21 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
Lagunitas Beer Dinner. For their specialty February Beer Dinner, Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ is serving up a specialty four-course dinner.…
Medical Marijuana: Crummy Case | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
In the filing, Polk compared the way the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act legalizes cannabis concentrates to legalizing explosives made from fertilizer. Arguments are a prevalent aspect of our political culture. We typically expect to see poor arguments from anonymou...
Know Your Product: David Huckfelt | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
David Huckfelt wrote his upcoming debut solo album, Stranger Angels, in two weeks, and it shows. Not in a rushed or unfinished sense, but in a sense of intimacy, cohesion and connection. David Huckfelt wrote his upcoming debut solo album, Stranger Angels, in two w...
XOXO | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
Where to rock in Tucson this week Thursday, Feb. 21 With Philip Glass's new work, Partita for Solo Violin, as the centerpiece, Portals assembles films by Kate Hackett and Benjamin Millepied with the words of Leonard Cohen into a multi-media exploration of the long...
Unblocked: The Wood Brothers | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2019
It's been almost a year since Americana/folk trio The Wood Brothers released One Drop of Truth, their sixth studio album. It's been almost a year since Americana/folk trio The Wood Brothers released One Drop of Truth, their sixth studio album. The band—actual br...
Four Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Wednesday, Feb. 20 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 20, 2019
Gilbert Gottfried. You might know him from his performances on Saturday Night Live in the ’80s, or from his appearances on The Cosby Show and Late Night with David Letterman.…
XOXO: Where to Rock Wednesday, Feb. 20 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 20, 2019
Tucson folk rocker Namoli Brennet is at Club Congress. Details here. “Who knows who she used to be/Before it all went dark?/Was she like a streak of fire/A painted glass, a beating heart?/All the mirrors, all the smoke.” Both confessional and cathartic, acclaimed country singer-songw...
La Cerca “Night Bloom” Vinyl Release Show at Club Congress | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 20, 2019
On Friday, Feb. 22, Tucson band La Cerca is releasing the physical edition of their newest album Night Bloom, which landed on our “Local Albums of the Year” list for 2018. The shoegaze/alternative rock outfit has released many albums about the desert and its barrios, but none qui...
Explore Tucson and Your Local Libraries... By Bike! | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 19, 2019
Pima County Public Library is proud to present its first-ever community bike ride, Tour de Biblio. The weather is perfect, so dust off your bike and go riding. Tour de Biblio - Southside Ride Friday, February 22 from 9:15–11:30 am The ride will begin downt...
XOXO: Where to Rock Tuesday, Feb. 19 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 19, 2019
Telling sometimes discomforting stories wrought of heritage while championing modern chicana feminism, Luz Elena Mendoza will lead us through the places that we are afraid to go.…
Missing Parrot! Have You Seen Ernie? | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 19, 2019
Ernie, a red-fronted macaw parrot, is missing from his home. His owner, Rachel Goossen, is concerned that a good Samaritan may have taken him in to help but doesn't know how to contact her. The bird recently went missing from Willow Springs Road near Biosphere 2.…
Ticket Giveaway: Arizona vs Cal Men's Basketball | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 19, 2019
It's been a long, grueling season for the Arizona Wildcats, who find themselves in the midst of their longest losing streak (seven games) since the 1983-84 season.…
Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Monday, Feb. 18 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 18, 2019
Brain and Brews–Science Trivia. In the mood for a little bit of learning on a Monday night?…
Arizona's English Immersion Mandate In Context | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 18, 2019
State legislators are getting a lot of credit for their unanimous passage of SB 1014, which removes the state mandated four hour English Immersion blocks for ELL students. They deserve the credit, as does Governor Ducey for signing the bill. But I have a question.…
It Is Finally Here! The 2019 Tucson Weekly Cannabis Bowl! | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | February 16, 2019
With 4/20 on the horizon, it’s once again time to crown new winners in the Weekly’s fourth annual Cannabis Bowl! As in previous years, we are asking readers to let us know their favorite dispensaries, budtenders, co...