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TOP 10: Tucson fine dining spots

TOP 10: Tucson fine dining spots

By LIAM McINERNEY Whether you have a date or just want to appreciate the taste of fine cuisine, these restaurants will leave a lasting impression.   10. 47 Scott With a great bar selection and delicious cocktails, happy hour is a must at this downtown restaurant. Address: 47 N. Scott Ave. Details: 47scott.com.   9. […]

Behind the scenes at ‘Nightfall’

Behind the scenes at ‘Nightfall’

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON The dark magic of Old Tucson Studios’ Nightfall begins with actors in a dressing room applying garish clown makeup as they prepare for the park to open. Most notable among them is Rob Jensen, who played a serial-killing, junkyard-owning clown named Pappy in last year’s special effects show. Though he appeared […]

Cello, art combine for Nov. 8 recital

Cello, art combine for Nov. 8 recital

Music with art is the theme for a Pima Community College interdisciplinary faculty concert on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall. Theodore Buchholz will perform cello selections including: “Suite 1” by J.S. Bach featuring the photography of Kate Breakey “Fantasy on Two Klee Studies” by Augusta […]

Best Bets: Halloween events

Best Bets: Halloween events

‘Halloween’ stabs back into Tucson theaters Compiled by Bruce Hardt The bogeyman is back this Halloween. Horror classic “Halloween” will play at select theaters across the country, including three theaters in Tucson on Oct. 25 and 30. “Halloween” is the king of all slasher flicks — an atmospheric, bleak masterpiece that birthed many a horror […]

Pride events fill October calendar

Pride events fill October calendar

Compiled by Miki Jennings While June is the official lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride month, the city of Tucson tends to hold more pride events in October. The milder weather creates a more inviting environment for Tucson’s LGBTQ (the “Q” stands for “questioning”) community and allies. Scheduled events include:   Multifaith Pride Service: “Love […]

BEST BETS: Geeks flock to Congress Nintendo Party; beer and wine tasting

BEST BETS: Geeks flock to Congress Nintendo Party; beer and wine tasting

LIVE MUSIC Compiled by Bruce Hardt Sept. 15: Nintendo Party featuring Minibosses at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. 9 p.m. $3. 21 and up. Details: hotelcongress.com/2012/08/20/nintendo-party-w-the-minibosses-special-guests. Engage in some wholesome, affordable nerdiness at a Nintendo Party at Club Congress. In celebration of 1980s and ‘90s culture, this event will tickle your nostalgia with an […]

DESTINATIONS: Hat’s Games: a store for role-play

DESTINATIONS: Hat’s Games: a store for role-play

  By THOMAS F. JOHNSON Racks of books, glass cases filled with “Warhammer” miniatures and a barrel of dice greet customers who step inside Hat’s Games. Insignia from “Magic the Gathering” and “Warhammer 40000” adorn walls of the store, which caters to tabletop role-playing, war, board and card games. A custom “Warhammer” robot stands more […]

FOODIE FINDS: Coffee shops and study places

FOODIE FINDS: Coffee shops and study places

By MIKI JENNINGS As the semester comes to a close, many of us spend long days and late nights writing essays and studying for finals. Whether it be a loud roommate or distracting electronics, home might not be the best study place. To keep from losing time to video games or hanging out with friends, […]

G&L Import offers cornucopia of exotic items

G&L Import offers cornucopia of exotic items

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON G&L Import is a truly unique shopping destination that every Tucsonan should explore. Foreign brands line the shelves of this large Asian market. Oriental pottery, fans and incense appear at the front. Oddly-shaped fruits adorn the produce section. The deeper in you go, the more wondrously exotic the items get. The […]

Spring Festivals

Spring Festivals

By VANESSA AVILA It’s starting to get hot out, but that’s no excuse to skip these spring festivals. They’re sure to keep you entertained and remind you that Tucson has more to offer than scorching weather. Festival en el Barrio April 7 Festival en el Barrio will feature Calexico, Grupo Fantasma and Megafaun on April […]

Best Bets

Best Bets

LIVE MUSIC April 17: St. Vincent with tUnE-yArDs at Rialto Theatre, 311 E. Congress St. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. $19 in advance/$22 day of show, all ages. Details: rialtotheatre.com OK, kids. Grab your v-necks and cut-off shorts and make your way to the Rialto Theatre on Tuesday, April 17, for […]

Gem Show a Tucson Treasure

Gem Show a Tucson Treasure

The Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase began in 1955 as a small exhibition held at a local school. Now, more than 4,500 vendors bring some of the world’s finest gemstones, minerals, meteorites, fossils, beads and jewelry to the city each February. Exhibits will be on display through Feb. 12 at the downtown Convention Center […]

BEST BETS: Catch White Denim or comedy routine

BEST BETS: Catch White Denim or comedy routine

LIVE MUSIC: Feb. 15: White Denim with My Empty Phantom at Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. 21+. $8 in advance/$10 at door. Details: plushtucson.com. Thus far, February hasn’t offered much as far as live music gems go. However, White Denim should break that trend Feb. 15 at Plush. To pin […]

SPRING FESTIVALS: History, art, rodeo await

SPRING FESTIVALS: History, art, rodeo await

By VANESSA AVILA  History, renaissance fun, native art and rodeo traditions lead the list of upcoming festivities. Fort Lowell Day Feb. 11 Arizona’s centennial celebration takes on special importance at this year’s Fort Lowell Day, held annually to commemorate the 19th century fort’s importance to Tucson history. Park free at Fort Lowell Park, 2900 N. […]

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From gems to art, festivals abound

By VANESSA AVILA Every spring, a variety of Tucson-area festivals and celebrations fill the calendar. From a massive gem show to art festivals, there are events that appeal to everyone’s interests and schedule. Arizona SciTech Festival – Jan. 25 – March 14 From Jan. 25 to March 14, numerous science and technology displays will take […]