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Compiled by A. Greene SlutWalk Nov. 16 Tucson’s third annual SlutWalk will take place Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at the University of Arizona’s Women’s Plaza of Honor. Participants will gather at 4:30 p.m. and march at 5 p.m. from the UA to the Joel D. Valdez main library downtown. SlutWalk is an international movement that […]

Unique events fill November calendar

Unique events fill November calendar

Celtic Festival/Scottish Highland Games: Nov. 1-3   The festival celebrates the cultures and heritages of Scotland, Ireland and Wales with musical performances, vendor booths, bagpipes, athletics and a dance stage. It also hosts games, jumping castles, storytelling, crafts and a petting zoo.   Friday is Pub Night from 5-10 p.m. Pub admission costs $5. Saturday […]

Best Bets: Horror events reaching fever pitch

Best Bets: Horror events reaching fever pitch

By BRENDA PACHECO Music festivals mixed with lots of spooky encounters present the top options for fun as Halloween approaches. Welcome fall season with these Tucson attractions. Tucson Terrorfest: Oct. 17-19 The third-annual Terrorfest, a film festival showing horror movies from around the world, will also screen three films made by Tucson residents. Festival movies […]

Tucson Meet Yourself festival celebrates 40 years

Tucson Meet Yourself festival celebrates 40 years

Organizers know that visitors lovingly refer to the Tucson Meet Yourself folklife festival with a nickname: Tucson Eat Yourself. This year’s motto was “Come for the food, stay for the culture.”  More than 100,000 people attend the annual three-day festival, which celebrates the living traditional arts of the diverse ethnic and folk communities in Southern […]

October events range from artistic to spooky

October events range from artistic to spooky

 Compiled by Kathryn Owczarzak   Pumpkins are turning into jack-o-lanterns, and Tucson is celebrating autumn with its own style of fall festivities. Here is a sample of some upcoming events.   All Souls workshops: Each weekend in October   Free mask and latern making workshops for participants in the All Souls Procession will run every […]

BEST BETS: Festivals, activities pack fall calendar

BEST BETS: Festivals, activities pack fall calendar

Compiled by Brenda Pacheco and Kathryn Owczarzak School has started, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. Tucson will buzz with festivities throughout the fall. Here’s a sample of upcoming highlights: Chinese Cultural Festival – Sept. 18-28 The 11-day festival with venues throughout Tucson will explore aspects of Chinese culture including traditional music, dance, […]

BEST BETS: ‘Lords of Salem’ reign supreme

BEST BETS: ‘Lords of Salem’ reign supreme

By BRUCE HARDT Director and musician Rob Zombie’s latest film, “The Lords of Salem,” is a stunning work of low-budget horror done at its very best. The movie opened to a limited release on April 19. It is playing at the El Con Mal Century Theatre, 3601 E. Broadway Blvd., and the Harkins Spectrum Theatre, […]

Best bets: 'Evil Dead' reigns blood, 'Game of Thrones' has come

Best bets: ‘Evil Dead’ reigns blood, ‘Game of Thrones’ has come

By BRUCE HARDT The “Evil Dead” series stands as one of the most beloved horror brands ever made. As has become inevitable, a remake of the first film is upon us. Unlike other remakes that are barely even a half-thought of their source material, “Evil Dead” conducts itself accordingly. “Evil Dead” follows a similar premise […]

BEST BETS: 'Evil dead,' loopholes

BEST BETS: ‘Evil dead,’ loopholes

BEST BETS Loft to screen cult ‘Evil Dead’ trilogy By BRUCE HARDT The films of the “Evil Dead” trilogy will play at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., on April 13 starting at 9 p.m. The films featured will be “The Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead 2” and “Army of Darkness.” Directed by Sam Raimi […]

Best Bets: Hardcore/sludge metal show and Cine' Mexico 2013

Best Bets: Hardcore/sludge metal show and Cine’ Mexico 2013

By BRUCE HARDT Skrappy’s hosting punk show North, Old Wounds, Vices and Territory will perform on March 21 at 7 p.m. at Skrappy’s, 191 E. Toole Ave. North, Tucson natives, play a mesmerizing blend of sludge metal and post-rock, a combination that conjures an attention-grabbing, hardened atmosphere. North released their third full-length album, “The Great […]

Best Bets: New releases from Tucson's Lariats and SoCal's Children of God

Best Bets: New releases from Tucson’s Lariats and SoCal’s Children of God

By BRUCE HARDT Catch Lariats show March 16 Local emo/punk band Lariats will play an all-ages show on March 16 at 6 p.m. at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St, for $5. The show will commemorate the release of the band’s new EP, “Our Native Tongue is Bad News.” Lariats consists of members from other […]

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The Amazing Arizona Comic-Con Compiled by Larry Gaurano The third annual Amazing Arizona Comic Convention is back in Phoenix, Arizona, touted as the first comic convention of the year. Legendary comic creator Stan Lee famous for creating Marvel Comics classics such as Spider-Man and Iron Man will be headlining the event alongside the head of […]