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Explore the tiny trains of Tucson

This weekend, local train aficionados will open their backyards to share their model railroads with the public.... Read more»

Albert Hall to shutter Acacia restaurant

After 11 years at the helm of Acacia, chef Albert Hall and his partner and wife, Lila Yamashiro, will close the contemporary American restaurant in the Foothills in May.... Read more»

Win tickets to 'Labyrinth' at the Loft

David Bowie never appeared in many conventional movies, but "Labyrinth," directed by Jim Henson of "Muppets" fame, produced by George Lucas and featuring a young Jennifer Connelly as well as the British rocker, may be among his least predictable. And we've got a pair of tickets that could be yours.... Read more»

Tucson Museum of Art names new CEO

The Downtown museum that holds a collection of 9,000 pieces has a new head: Jeremy Mikolajczak of Miami Dade College's Museum of Art and Design will move to Tucson to take over in the wake of the retirement of longtime TMA chief Robert Knight.... Read more»

Children's Museum a finalist for national recognition

Among the 30 institutions shortlisted for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Services is Children's Museum Tucson, the only Arizona group recognized.... Read more»

UA photography center appoints (another) new curator

Rebecca Senf, already a curator of a UA collaboration with the Phoenix Art Museum, has been named the latest in a series of chief curators of the troubled Center for Creative Photography in Tucson. Her predecessor lasted less than two years, and the CCP's director also recently quit — the fifth in seven years.... Read more»1

Tucson's a stage for historic First Folio of Shakespeare

His plots, characters and turns of phrase are familiar to everyone. But many of Shakespeare's plays were not published during his lifetime, and might have been lost forever if not for a rare edition published in the years after his death. One of those historic volumes, a 1623 First Folio, is on display in Tucson.... Read more»1

Win tickets to Loft's 35mm screening of Kurosawa's 'Hidden Fortress'

The 1958 action movie "The Hidden Fortress" by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa was a major inspiration for the original "Star Wars." You could win a pair of tickets to Saturday's big-screen showing of a 35mm print at The Loft Cinema. Just comment with your favorite classic/modern movie pairing to enter.... Read more»4

Luis Tavares: Reinvention not retirement

Retirement surely looks different to each person who's contemplating it, but for session guitarist Luis Tavares, it means reinvention. He's taking a leap out of his comfort zone and performing his own music with a new band: For the Record. The band's live debut will be Wednesday night.... Read more»

Spend Valentine's weekend under the Tucson stars

You can gaze skyward and perhaps spy a shooting star at "A Night Under the Stars" events this weekend at two local parks. Astronomy groups will offer assistance using telescopes at Canoa Ranch on Friday, and Tucson Mountain Park on Saturday.... Read more»

Preview of 'Barrio Stories' showcases oral histories of Downtown

It's been nearly five decades since hundreds of homes and businesses were bulldozed in the historic heart of the Old Pueblo to make way for the Tucson Convention Center. Borderlands Theater's "Barrio Stories" will give voice to those long-flattened buildings and their former occupants.... Read more»

Earworm

Feb. 3, 1959: Drove my Chevy to the Levee

February 3 marks the anniversary of "The Day the Music Died," when pioneering rock 'n' rollers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson died in a 1959 plane crash. Don McLean referenced the event in his hit song, "American Pie." So give today's earworm a listen.... Read more»1

Unscrewed Theater spotlights 2nd anniversary of nailing down stage

Are you in the mood for a laugh but tired of going to the movies? Unscrewed Theater will celebrate the second anniversary of staging improvisational comedy at the troupe's East Speedway home this weekend.... Read more»

Dateless on Valentine's weekend? Take a tour of the city's landfill

If you're down in the dumps on Valentine's weekend, the city of Tucson has plans for you. The Environmental Services Department will offer a tour of the Los Reales Landfill and the ReCommunity recycling center next Friday morning... Read more»

Groundhog Day: Same as it ever was

Every Feb. 2, it's time for the obligatory Groundhog Day story. Here in the Sentinel newsroom, we'd rather watch the same old Youtube videos than check whether some rodent is having a bad hair day. Enjoy!... Read more»

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