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Tucson native chugs in to town for book reading

Journalist, author and Tucson native Tom Zoellner will give a reading from his new book “Train” at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Ave, on Friday evening.... Read more»

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Arizona Theatre Company

'Venus in Fur?' Whip it! Whip it good!

“Venus in Fur” is a 2010 play by David Ives, loosely based on the 1870 erotic novella by Leopold Van Sacher-Masoch. It uses the metaphor of the theatre to explore and subvert the authentically dominant and submissive roles of director and actor into a dynamic, erotically charged relationship. Self-aware, comedic and ironic, the play is less about sex and more about the stickier aspects of power.... Read more»

House gives preliminary OK to helping cities with event costs

The Arizona House of Representatives gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would help defray the public safety costs cities incur hosting major events, such as Glendale, which is preparing for the 2015 Super Bowl.... Read more»

Möda Provŏcateūr

Raising money in style: Fashion show benefits SAAF

The 11th Annual Möda Provŏcateūr show, benefiting the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, will feature Tucson fashion designers, salons and dancers at the Tucson Convention Center on Sunday.... Read more»

Invisible Theatre cancels 'Dead Guilty' run over actor illness

A sick actor means a local theatre group is canceling a production. “Dead Guilty,” scheduled for Feb. 4-16, won’t appear on the boards of Invisible Theatre; ticket holders should phone to arrange refunds.... Read more»

'Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed' opening safe haven for improv

Spreading the gospel of improvisational comedy can be a tricky business, but the members of Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed are as tenacious as they are whimsical. Eleven years after the group’s founding, they finally have a place to call their own — the lights will go up on the Unscrewed Theater this weekend.... Read more»

PCC not fiddlin' around with heritage project

In conjunction with a production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” Pima Community College will host a Family Heritage Celebration next month. The public is asked to share photos, poems and stories as part of a multimedia project that will be featured on the opening night of the musical.... Read more»

Arizona Theatre Company

'Xanadu' offers holiday alternative: '80s camp, with extra cheese

The musical production plays off the cult following which bad movies of a certain earnestness, like “Xanadu,” can attain. It features hits by both Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra’s Jeff Lynne, roughly paralleling the movie while making fun of its preposterousness, and skating dangerously close to unfettered nostalgia for the disco era.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

The DL: An easy way to enhance public space

As the streetcar continues testing up and down its 3.9-mile route, urban planners are thinking about the role of multimodal transit in Downtown Tucson. While multimodal transit may sound rather dull, it is anything but. Incorporating public, bike and pedestrian transit in an urban core is essential to creating a vibrant public space. Saturday’s Park(ing) Day will encourage those connections.... Read more»

Photos: 'Everyone's a Celt' at Tucson festival

Caber tossing, bagpipers and drummers, skirted dancers, skilled dogs, kilts a-plenty and even a dram or two of whisky can be found at this weekend’s Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The revelry continues through Sunday at Rillito Raceway Park.... Read more»1

French author gets graphic about Tucson musicians

For most, thinking of Tucson’s music scene and a “foreign” language would bring to mind Spanish. But local rockers have a long and deep connection with France, as well.  Some of those connections are celebrated in the graphic novel “Retour a Sonora” (Back to Sonora) by author Nicolas Moog, of Metz, France.... Read more»

Antigones marking 40 years with Saturday party

One of Tucson’s last remaining independent bookstores will mark its 40th year in business with a party on Saturday. Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Ave., will celebrate with an afternoon of fun and sales, including a 2 p.m. cake cutting by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, Councilwoman Karin Uhlich, and store founder Barbara Atwood.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

The DL: Tucson meets itself on weekend packed with events

Tucson has often found its self with an identity crisis. We’ve looked to cities like Portland and Austin and tried to find some tips and tricks to follow. There’s nothing wrong with that. But we may have overlooked what has always made us great. We don’t need to be like any other place in order to thrive. We’re finding that being Tucson, as quirky as we can be, is good enough.... Read more»

Willcox celebrates hometown hero with 62nd annual Rex Allen Days

Rex Allen, dubbed the “Last of the Singing Cowboys,” is celebrated by his hometown of Willcox with an annual festival that brings the town together with numerous events including sports tournaments, a rodeo, a car show, and a parade.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

The DL: Downtown a hub of good works

Downtown comes together for good causes.... Read more»

Arizona Repertory Theatre

UA’s 'Boeing, Boeing' takes off with successful slapstick

The University of Arizona production of “Boeing, Boeing” demonstrates how significantly our values and perceptions have shifted in 50 years, as well as how timeless good physical comedy is.... Read more»

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