Page 1

A R I Z O N A’ S

Vol: 1 Issue: 39 December 4th, 2013





YELLOWCABAZ AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine Volume 1, Issue 39 December 4th, 2013 Brian Muir Publisher Kevin Kelley Art Director Jeff Haugen Editor Tami Kelley Office Manager FILM! writers Stan Robinson • Randy Montgomery Joseph Airdo LIVE! Music Writer Kim Naugle ARTS! Writer Chelsey Killebrew TREK! Feature Writer Niccole Celeste SALES STAFF Sheree Kamenetsky (480) 235-2114 Chey Tor (602) 487-3975 PHOTOGRAPHER Paul Cervantez CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Van Means Chuck Noll James Swann Stan Bindell Brian Palmer

George Dickie Kimberly Gunning Doug Pike Stephen A. Deubel Mike Wasdin Bart Mahrer Mack Newton

04 06 10 12 14 17 19 20 21 24







Office & Fax: (602) 466-7422

Expert Distribution Services Provided by:

AZ Weekly Magazine is published up to 52 issues per year by Advent Media Group, LLC with offices at 4400 N. Scottsdale Rd #9223 Scottsdale, AZ 85251.  AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine is available free of charge and distributed Valleywide.  The opinions expressed by the contributors and those interviewed are not necessarily those of AZ Weekly.  Contents in full or in part may not be reproduced without the expressed written consent of AZ Weekly. Advertisers assume full responsibility and liability for all content of their advertisements and for any claims arising from such advertising and represent that they have obtained all licenses, consents and waivers for all third parties who have text, photographical or graphical rights.  Readers are encouraged to verify any statements or claims made by advertisers. AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine is not financially responsible for errors in advertising beyond the cost of the ad in which the error was made. AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine reserves the right to refuse advertising or editorial not in keeping with the standards of this publication. For more information, please consult our web site at  





AZ Weekly Is Now Available At ALL Circle K Locations Every Wednesday! December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013


December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013



COOL TREKS TREK in association with Arizona State Parks Details & Complete Event

Jingle Trail Rock December 14, 2pm - 8pm El Rancho Robles

Liver Life Walk Tucson 2013 December 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Brandi Fenton Memorial Park 3482 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718 Walkers are recruited through school groups, corporations, the medical community and the general public will participate in this fun event. Individual walkers and team walkers are encouraged to attend. Walk starts: 10:30 am
Festivities: 9:30 am– Noon The Liver Life Walk will be the American Liver Foundation – Desert Southwest Division’s 1st Annual dog friendly walk at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park. With snacks and entertainment this 5k or 1k walk promises to be fun for all ages. Walkers can visit the Expo area

to gather goodies and information from local companies. The mission of American Liver Foundation (ALF) is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. REGISTER: American Liver Foundation – Desert Southwest Division
Contact: Ashley Drew
Phone: 866-953-1800

El Rancho Robles historic guest ranch and the Arizona Trail Association present a day of beer, barbecue and blues, with proceeds benefiting Oracle’s portion of the Arizona Trail. This huge celebration at El Rancho Robles includes a camping and gear expo, zip line and mountain bike-riding, food vendors and live music, staged at the Arizona Trail trailhead. Camp out in the campground or in one of the guestrooms at the ranch. Come celebrate the opening of the trail head from Oracle to Superior with zip lines by Arizona Adventure, horse back riding, bicycle demos from Ordinary

Bikeshop and camping gear from Summit Hut and off road tours by Oracle Adventures. Food will be available from It’s Greek to Me and beer from Dragoon Brewery. Tha outdoor demonstrations start at 2 pm and the music cranks up at 3pm -8pm. Free tickets with room rental. for more info call 520-603-2707 or visit www.

Tucson Marathon Family Fitness Festival Saturday, December 7, 2013

Colossal Cave Candlelight in the Cave Tour Dec 20 and Dec 21, starting at 6pm Colossal Cave Mountain Park presents a holiday candlelight tour followed by chili, cornbread, hot dogs and s’mores under the ramada. Reservations required: 520-647-7275 This desert refuge has sheltered people for over a thousand years. It has been home, shrine, hideout, challenging workplace, exciting playground, tranquil retreat. Named to the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic District, the 2,400-acre Park showcases crystal-filled Colossal Cave and historic La Posta Quemada Ranch, a working ranch for over 125 years. Spend an exciting day: take a

Cave tour, browse in the museums, relax in the cool, wooded picnic areas, take a hike, saddle up for a trail ride, sluice for gemstones—and explore our two charming Southwestern gift shops. Open daily year-round.

The Tucson Marathon Family Fitness Fest (5K & 1 Mile events) is designed to be fun for the whole family. The 5K course takes runners of all ages and abilities around the UA Mall. This is a very safe, flat and fast course, perfect for families and friends to run together. Walkers and wheelchairs are welcome. The 1 Mile Fun Run for kids is one lap on the Mall on the UA campus. Every kid will receive a finishers medal and shirt. Parents are welcome to run with their kids. Family Fitness Fest Race day registration opens at 8:00 am on the Mall. A wide variety of fun kids activities will be held on the Mall, 8:00 am. - 12:00 pm. Race day registration opens at 8:00 am. on the UA Mall next to the Student Union building. Expo, Obstacle courses and registration at 8:30am. 5K race starts at 9:45am. 1 Mile starts at 10:30 am. Registration is $5 more on race day. Cash or check on race day. No credit cards. More info at

Wal-Mart was sued 4,851 times during the year 2000, approximately one lawsuit every 2 hours. 4 84

December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013

Finger Rock, Tucson Any hiker will appreciate the Finger Rock trek! It starts out in a residential area in the Tucson foothills and splits into two trails, Pontatoc, which is 3.1 miles and Finger Rock which is roughly 8 miles. Finger rock is an ambitious hike and adventurous way to see the pretty city from the high outskirts. This is a great winter wonder, staggeringly tall Saguaros everywhere and canyon vistas that are unforgettable. It is kid-friendly for the most part but after the first few miles, this trail surges upward at a steep grade for the next 6-7 miles. I will tell you, this is one of the tougher hikes around town, so

be ready for the workout. Also make sure you bring a great pair of hiking boots and plenty of water because on more than one occasion we have run into folks who didn’t. That really goes for any hike in Tucson, because we have such a dry climate here, many out-of-towners don’t notice their perspiration and easily forget to keep hydrated. Take a gallon per person minimum when you are hiking around this city just as a rule of thumb. To get there, take Swan road all the way north and turn west onto Skyline drive. You will see a turn off on the north on N. Alvernon Way which leads up to finger rock trailhead. This is one of the few trails that do not require a pass to enter or park. This road also makes for a very demanding bike ride, which is pretty popular and scenic for all you street riders out there. The winter sun is warm with the cool breezes to make for a comfortable and unforgettable hike. Get outside and take a trek this season!


Take a Stroll with Niccole:

Sarcasm actually stimulates the human brain and reduces your chances of suffering from Alzheimer disease.

December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013

5 85


The Westin La Paloma Brings Holiday Cheer and The

FIRE & ICE Skating Pavilion to Tucson

Throughout December, The Westin La Paloma Resort presents Fire and Ice, a glorious season-long holiday celebration for resort guests, visitors, and neighbors. Portions of the resort have become a winter wonderland that will allow guests to forego the blizzards and snow boots while still experiencing the wintery combination of Fire pits for S’mores roasting and an Ice skating adventure. Open to the public, as well as resort guests and country club members, the hub of holiday activity will be in the Fire and Ice Skating Pavilion outside the entrance to the resort. Open daily Sunday-Thursday from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm and FridaySaturday 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm., the Fire & Ice Skating Pavilion will feature ice skating; a Santa’s workshop; holiday music; cookie decorating; story time with Mrs. Claus; visits with Santa; stocking decorating; S’mores kits and more. Open skate general admission is $20/person or $60/four pack and includes one 20-minute session, a coupon for a second complimentary 20-minute session, a S’mores kit for each person and a plethora of children’s activities at Santa’s Workshop at no additional charge. Visitors and their guests will enjoy the holiday décor, festive music provided by Tucson’s Christmas Staion 94.9 MIXfm and visiting with

beverage proceeds will be donated directly to local nonprofit organizations including The Humane Society (Dec. 30), Alisa’s Angels (Dec. 12), and Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona (Dec. 7.) The Fire and Ice Skating Pavilion will continue to be available for private parties and events throughout the season by calling (520) 472.600 x7037 for scheduling options and private party details, or (520)618.4016 for information about fundraising opportunities. family while the kids take to the ice. Children’s activities and rink availability vary throughout the season so guests are encouraged

throughout the month are designated as Sponsored Skate Nights. On these evenings, a portion of the general admission and food and

to visit www. WestinLaPalomaResort. com/Ice before arrival for daily activity schedules and to verify that the rink has not been closed for a private party. For guests who enjoy giving back while celebrating the season, selected evenings

December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013

Holiday cheer also abounds within the cozy walls of the recently rejuvenated Westin La Paloma Resort lobby and restaurants. Venture inside and enjoy Mixology demonstrations every Tuesday by La Paloma’s “bar chemists” through

December 26. Melt away the stress of the holiday hustle and bustle at the delightful Nutcracker Tea Service (reservations required) at 2:00 every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through December 28. Music lovers will thrive relaxing in the newly redesigned AZuL lounge to live Jazz, choral, and seasonal instrumental music presented throughout the month. While inside for any or all of these festivities, be sure to take a moment to enjoy the delightful Gingerbread Village created by The Resort’s culinary team in the lobby. This year, let Santa’s La Palomabased Elves handle the

includes ice skating, S’mores and holiday décor. Rates from $179 per night include two tickets each day to the Fire & Ice Skate Pavilion, 50% off additional admission tickets; complimentary dining for children 12 and under (off the kid’s menu); and waived resort fee through January 2, 2014. Book your complete Fire and

Christmas dinner preparation (and the dishes) while you effortlessly enjoy an amazing meal with family and friends at AZuL Restaurant. Select your indulgences from an array of regional and traditional holiday favorites that will include carving stations and a decadent dessert bar.

Call (520) 742-6000 for reservations. Immerse yourself in the full Fire and Ice holiday experience, take advantage of the Resort’s special overnight package; a Winter Staycation for less than $200 that

Ice Winter Holiday experience online at WestinLaPalomaResort. com or call (866) 716-8137 and ask for the FIREICE rate package. The Fire and Ice holiday experience at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa will indulge all your senses with the wonders, flavors, and sounds of the winter holidays. Whether you choose join the festivities for an evening of post-shopping renewal or a long weekend of winter wonderland frolic, Resort elves will keep the S’mores roasting fire going, the ice cool, and the libations flowing in anticipation of your arrival. For more information on Fire and Ice at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, visit WestinLaPalomaResort. com/ice or call (520) 742-6000.

December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013


Cost is just $44.95++ / adult, $22.50++ / Children 6-12 years, 5 and under dine free; but the experience is priceless and open to the public, Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa Guests, and Country Club Members. The buffet is open from 11:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and complemented by wandering carolers and soothing live piano music throughout.

7 83 83


Christmas At San Xavier 17th Annual Concert December 10, 11, 12 San Xavier Mission 1950 W. San Xavier Road 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Admission: $90 with $70 of each tax deductible Patronato San Xavier presents the Sons of Orpheus and the Tucson Boys Chorus in a concert of Christmas music at San Xavier Mission to benefit the restoration and preservation of the mission. The 17th Annual Christmas Concert at San Xavier is dedicated to retired board member Ann Fallon.  If you would like to join the invitation list for the December 10th concert, please send your name and address and phone number to or call (520) 407-6130.

Lift Up Your Voice Arizona Repertory Singers Celebrate 30th Anniversary with Holiday Concert Dec 8, 13, 15, Various locations, $15

Christmas at San Xavier 17th Annual Concert, Dec 10, 11, 12.

Signature Selections
 Dec. 13-14
Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
 Pima Community College Proscenium Theatre
 A school matinee performance is available for elementary and middle school groups
Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. Call 520-206-6986 for reservations. Under the direction of Aurora GonçalvesShaner. The dynamic program features faculty and student choreographed pieces inspired by a variety of movement processes distinctive of each choreographer, highlighting hip-hop, jazz, modern/contemporary and ballet styles. Selections include “Carcará” a Brazillian dance choreographed by Gonçalves-Shaner, who pulls from her roots to illustrate the story of the carcará, a native desert bird of prey. The dance captures the movement of struggle with capoeira in the fighting scene. The vocal sounds of “Baianá” by Barbatuques and the use of fierce tribal makeup heightens the tension in the movements of the dancers. A student

choreographed piece uses the music from “Titanic” in which she creates small vignettes of ocean life that blends different styles of movement in one cohesive and beautiful dance. A nod is given to Bob Fosse’s unmistakable style in the dance piece “All That Jazz.” Faculty Nichol Mason creates a modern dance piece based on the quote, “Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” The dance is a visceral journey through human vulnerability, abandonment, trust, and acceptance. Another piece by Mason is a highly energetic, fiery jazz dance to the song, “Kill of the Night” by Gin Wigmore that blends classic jazz and thrash-jazz with a hint of burlesque. The finale brings humor and playfulness into the concert with “Crazy Bus.” A hip-hop dance of audacious scenes in which the dancers move in, out and around a school bus to the music “Cagado” by Bonde do Rolê.

Arizona Repertory Singers will inaugurate their 30th anniversary season with performances of J. S. Bach’s Magnificat in D major and Respighi’s distinctive yet seldom-heard work, Laud to the Nativity. Both compositions capture the essence of their respective eras: Bach’s Magnificat is noted for its “Festive” five-part scoring for mixed voices and orchestra, and is a stylistic masterpiece of the Baroque era (1600-1750). Respighi’s pastoral cantata, Laud to the Nativity, has simplistic charm and utilizes his unique orchestral color and subtle harmonic nuance characteristic of early 20th century Italian music.

Borderlands Theater Presents A Tucson Pastorela Dec 19-22 TCC Leo Rich Theater 260 S. Church Ave

Shepherds, Sheep and Dog trekto Belen guided by La Estrella to witness the nativity. Their journey is fraught with perils, temptations, and scary Diablos, but also fueled by hope, love, glorious Archangels and singing Kings! Live Waila music with Gertie and the T.O. Boyz and piñatas for the little ones. for ticket information.

Borderlands Theater Presents A Tucson Pastorela Dec 19-22.

December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013

Performances: 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8th
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish
5150 N. Valley View Road. 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 13th
Benedictine Monastery
800 N. Country Club. 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 15th
Benedictine Monastery
800 N. Country Club. Online tickets now available at arsingers. Tickets can also be purchased at the door or from an ARS member. All sales are final. To assure available seating, please purchase tickets online or arrive early. Students 18 years and under admitted free at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. Call 520792-8141.

The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker performs Dec 21 in two performances at the Fox Tucson Theatre.jpg

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, Dec 21 3pm and 7:30pm Fox Tucson Theatre Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker 20th Anniversary production overflows with holiday delight! See the spectacular all new “Dove of Peace” where 2 dancers become one stunning bird, a Christmas tree that grows 7 stories tall, 40 top Russian

dancers, falling snow, charming silk puppets and more all set to Tchaikovsky’s complete score. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker - 20 years of soaring holiday spirit! or call 520-5473040 for ticket information.




Holiday Card to Tucson Dec 8, 7:30pm St. Augustine Cathedral 192 S. Stone Ave The UA School of Music choral area announces its annual “Holiday Card to Tucson” concerts. The concerts will take place in Tucson’s beautiful and recently restored St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave., Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Please note that the 3:00 p.m. performance is already SOLD OUT!

Holiday Card to Tucson has become a wonderful holiday tradition that the School of Music is delighted to continue. The choirs performing are the Arizona Choir, UA Symphonic Choir, University Community


music + lyrics by

JEFF LYNNE JOHN FARRAR Chorus, Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, Tucson Girls Chorus, and the UA Wildcat High School Choir.

Admission is free with voucher, to ensure that those attending are guaranteed a pew seat.
Call 520-6269227 or visit to request free ticket vouchers for the exact number of attendees in your party.

The performances will feature six choirs with over 250 singers in some brand new and familiar seasonal traditions for some exciting musical moments and the perfect beginning to your holiday season.

NOVEMBER 30, 2013 – DECEMBER 21, 2013

Ballet Tucson Presents… The Nutcracker Ballet Dec 14, 2pm, 7:30pm $28 - $56 Dec 15, 1pm, 5pm UA Centennial Hall 1020 E. University Blvd. The Nutcracker returns to the grand stage of Centennial Hall just in time for Christmas. Ballet Tucson’s spectacular production continues to dazzle audiences young and old alike. Experience Clara’s magical journey with giant-sized toy soldiers, swirling snowflakes and dancing sweets with the whole family! Tickets: 520-621-3341



520-622-2823 | ARIZONATHEATRE.ORG SEASON SPONSORS: I. Michael and Beth Kasser Ballet Tucson Presents the Nutcracker Ballet Dec 14 and 15.

December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013






The following are reactions from each of AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine’s film commentators in an effort to generate a well-rounded overview of this weekend’s new releases.

Still haven’t seen that movie that your friends have been talking about? Film Columnist Randy Montgomery recaps what you may have missed in 140 characters or less.

‘12 Years a Slave’ ~ A tough watch and an emotional rollercoaster. Early pick for Best Picture, Actor and Supporting Actress. Grade: A

‘Dallas Buyer’s Club’ ~ If for not other reason, see this film to see Matthew McConaughey’s performance. A sure-fire contender for Best Actor. Grade: A ‘Delivery Man’ ~ Vaughn pulls off a likeable remake of a hilarious French Canadian original. Funny and warm at the right moments, this man delivers. Grade: B

‘Narco Cultura’ Filmmaker Shaul Schwarz looks at the explosive phenomenon in which narco traffickers have become iconic outlaws and the new models of fame and success, representing a pathway out of the ghetto - a new form of the American Dream, fueled by the war on drugs. (R - 103 minutes) Stan: Bringing right up front the dichotomy of the means of acquired success and the distinctions between ‘old money’ and ‘new money’, along with the long standing pros and cons of the ‘war on drugs’, filmmaker Shaul Schwarz’s presentation leaves an impression that’s nearly impossible to brush aside long after closing credits end.

‘Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?’ Filmmaker Michel Gondry applies his imagination to animating a series of conversations with linguist/ philosopher/political commentator/ activist Noam Chomsky about the emergence of language. (NR - 90 minutes) Joseph: “Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?” is an amazing achievement in experimental cinema but not exactly a very entertaining one. These “conversations” as they are referred to are only rarely accessible to the average Joe. Those in the art and/or philosophy professions will likely love it but everyone else will just have their mind boggled before drifting into dreamland.

Joseph: “Narco Cultura” is not for everybody but it undoubtedly leaves a searing impression, encouraging some serious thought about how art and entertainment can have horrifying ramifications on real life. The only drawback - both for the film and for reality - is that, while the problems are aplenty, solutions are hard to come by.

10 78

‘Frozen’ ~ Undeniably Disney, which is good and bad. A classic tale that audiences expect, but offers nothing new in terms of basic plot. Grade: B-

‘Nebraska’ ~ Simple, yet profoundly moving. Alexander Payne’s best film. Dern and Squibb shine and Will forte like you have never seen him. Grade: A

‘Philomena’ ~ This indie/true story is funny, touching & features outstanding performances by Dench & Coogan. The gem of the busy holiday weekend. Grade: A

Stan Robinson on Twitter! For the latest box office totals all weekend long, late breaking movie news, ‘Who’s hot’ with industry ‘Buzz’, and commentary on movies, personalities, and an insider’s ‘take’ on film industry business affecting salaries, production budgets, and more, follow Stan on twitter: NikitaAtSection~ @NikitaAtSection

AZ Weekly Is Now Available At ALL Circle K Locations Every Wednesday! December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013


Filmmaker Shaul Schwarz (‘Narco Cultura’) By Joseph J. Airdo

Stan Robinson’s reviews reflect the insights of an insider. With more than 22 years of experience in media production, Stan uses his behind-the-scenes expertise to survey a film’s technical attributes and considers the challenges that had to be overcome in order to cinematically present a story. E-mail him at

“The access that we got through the band was very unique - especially on the trip to Mexico. We got very close to the belly of the beast. And that was scary. It was not your regular access into the drug war and I certainly knew what I was trying to do when we took the decision to take the trip but I won’t lie - I was scared.” - Shaul Schwarz


“I really think that eight out of 10 times we would go out we would not be able to film. And you have to respect that. It is so dangerous. Your life could literally be on the line within a split-second if you make a wrong decision. So we couldn’t just say, ‘Well I have a right to film here. I’m on public land.’ ‘No’ was really ‘no’ on this film and we took it seriously.

of the movie. We followed the Los Angeles-based band Buknas de Culiacan. We didn’t expect that to get too scary. Sure, it is quite an edgy club scene, but we got so close and more and more connected to the actual trafficking world.

Randy Montgomery’s reactions reveal the emotional intuition of an average moviegoer. With a master’s degree in counseling and education, Randy grounds his opinions in a unique combination of both a movie’s surface entertainment value and its ability to affect him on an even deeper level. E-mail him at

“But what surprised us is that we got such great access from the other side

Festival Director James Lee (Filmstock 2013) By Joseph J. Airdo

Filmstock Film Festival will take place Thursday, Dec. 5-Saturday, and Dec. 7 at Tempe Pollack Cinemas, 1825 E. Elliot Road. “We are a short film festival so every block of screenings that we have is 90 minutes of fantastic shorts from around the world. We take our top four films from the festival and show them at Filmstock in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Filmstock in Denver, Colorado; and Filmstock in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is part of our effort to give Arizona film and Arizona filmmakers some more exposure - as well as exposure for filmmakers from those other states. “I like them all but there are some really fantastic shorts. Synthetic Human is a local production company here [in the Valley]. They have been with us since the beginning - back in 2009 - and are always cranking out

fantastic material. You will never sit through a Synthetic Human film and be bored.

part of making the show better and incorporating the community more into what we are doing.” - James Lee

“They have come out with their new movie - ‘A Stray.’ It is really good ... and will be playing Dec. 7 during our high drama block along with a film from New Mexico featuring some people from ‘Breaking Bad.’ [That one is] called ‘Those That Play Your Clowns’ and is about a down-on-hisluck actor. It is a sobering tale but it has some humor in it as well. “About five or six of the filmmakers will actually be there on top of lots of other filmmakers from the Valley that you will get to meet. Every showing will also be hosted by a local celebrity of some kind. There will be at least 20 name actors from here in the Valley who work on anything from commercials to horror flicks all the way up to feature films. It is all


“I was scared many times while making this movie. We expected Juarez to be dangerous - and it was. People get very suspicious. We rode around with CSI units and would get out of the van as nonMexican civilians with recording gear in our hands and the cartels are literally everywhere. People would so commonly whisper, ‘Who is that? Stop doing what you’re doing!’


The following quotes were pulled from interviews conducted by AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine’s film columnists with talent speaking on behalf of movies recently released in theaters.




Joseph J. Airdo’s remarks represent the analytical perspective. With a bachelor’s degree in media analysis and criticism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Joseph contemplates the real life implications and applications of a motion picture’s themes in order to determine its existential purpose. E-mail him at joseph.airdo@gmail. com.

Listen to Joseph J. Airdo on “Breakthrough Entertainment” - 10 a.m. Saturdays on KPHX 1480 AM and 4 p.m. Thursdays on

3 Film Critics. One Great FILM! Section

December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013

11 79


FOURTH AVENUE STREET FAIR The 44th Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair is the 13, 14, & 15th of December 2013, and takes place between Ninth Street and University Blvd. along Fourth Avenue. Hours are 10am to 6pm all three days. Free to the public, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair brings together 400 arts and crafts booths, 35 food vendors, 2 stages, street musicians, food, jugglers, street performers, the Tucson Children’s Museum “VAN GROW” kids hands on art pavilion, face painting, balloons, and tons of other fun activities, and then packs them into three days of celebration. Come for the shopping: 400 booths featuring arts and crafts that cover the spectrum from fine art to country crafts. Glass, clay, wood, clothing, metal, jewelry, pre-packaged food, all hand made and on sale by the artist/craftsperson. Come for the food: 35 food vendors selling an eclectic mix of good things to eat. Greek, Mexican, Thai, BBQ, fry bread, funnel cakes, chicken, and more. Come for the music: 2 stages with something for everyone! Main Stage South with all original music (no cover music) from

Tucson. Main Stage North our community stage with steel drum, dancers and all sorts of entertainment offer by and for the community of Tucson. In addition there will be an assortment of street performers featuring everything from Andes to violin music.

Fourth Avenue Merchants Association that earns the funds to keep Fourth Avenue a draw for all who live and visit Tucson. The two annual Street Fairs are Tucson’s biggest event!

Come for the entertainment: kids areas with jumping castle and mini-train; face painting; chair massages; everything and anything you can imagine! Held twice a year the Fourth Avenue Street Fair began 40 years ago when Fourth Avenue merchants put tables in front of their stores to attract customers before the holidays. From that beginning it has developed into one of the premier street fairs in the nation, drawing crowds of 200,000 to 400,000 and ranking as one of the top visual arts fairs in the country. The Street Fair has also developed into a Tucson tradition and an event that has an impact on every Tucsonan in one way or another. The Street Fair is the s ource of funding for 50+ non-profit groups that derive (in some cases the majority of) their income from the Fair, to the City which obtains a boost in sales taxes and a savings in services demanded, to the

December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013

Our Sponsors include; Budweiser, KOLD, and the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association.


December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013

13 77


A Swingin’ Christmas As many as 300,000 will attend Winter Street Fair This year.

4th Ave Winter Street Fair December 13, 14, 15 4th Avenue District 10am – 6pm each day Admission: Free The Fourth Avenue Street Fair began in 1970 when Fourth Avenue merchants put tables in front of their stores to attract customers before the holidays. From that beginning, it has developed into one of the premier street fairs in the nation, drawing crowds of 200,000 to 350,000 and ranking as one of the top visual arts fairs in the country. Come for the shopping: 400+ artists booths featuring arts and crafts that cover the spectrum from fine art to country crafts. Glass, clay, wood, clothing, metal, jewelry, pre-packaged food, all hand-made and offered for sale by their creators. Come for the food: 35+ food vendors selling an eclectic mix of good things to eat. Greek, Mexican, Thai, BBQ, fry bread, funnel cakes, chicken, and more. Come for the music: Two complete stages featuring only original music and local community performances. Three days of entertainment offering something for everyone! Come for the entertainment: How about flight simulators; climbing rocks; face painting; chair massages; everything and anything you can imagine!

American Idiot
 December 7-8, 2013
 UA Centennial Hall 

 Co-presented by Broadway in Tucson and UA Presents. A critical smash on Broadway and in London, the two-time Tony Award® winning hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. AMERICAN IDIOT contains adult content and strong language. Recommended for ages 14+. Ticket prices are $29 to $65 and up.

Co-Presented with Lonely Street Productions Thursday, December 19, 7:30pm Fox Tucson Theatre A Swingin’ Christmas is a brand new show that’s destined to become a classic, this holiday treat features vocalists Nick Gallardo, Nicolette Hart, Sean Zimmerman and Lonely Street favorite Crystal Stark with a swingin’ six-piece band, bringing your favorite Christmas tunes to life! Holiday music never had it so good as when it was being crooned by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Perry Como and so many more. You’ll be yearning for days gone by with classics including “Happy Holidays,” “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year,” “White Christmas,” and more!

La Fiesta de Guadalupe at the DeGrazia Gallery Dec 15th. festival honors Mexico’s patron saint with music, dancing and performances including mariachi bands, folklorico dancers, the Yaqui Deer Dancers and Domingo DeGrazia’s Spanish-guitar band. The festival also features a Los Posada procession where children from the Carrillo Magnet School sing in honor of the saint culminating at the Mission in the Sun. Local food and art vendors offer southwestern fair and souvenirs to guests. The event is free and open to the public. Outdoor Festival Schedule
10:15-11:00 Mariachi Tesoro de Tucson.
11:15-12:15 Domingo DeGrazia and his Spanish-Guitar Band. 12:30-1:45 Yaqui Deer Dancer (No Cameras Allowed). 2:00-3:00 Ballet Folklorico Tapatio. 
3:15-3:45 Las Posadas Procession by Carrillo Magnet School. 
3:454:00 Lighting of the Luminaires

Fire & Ice: Holiday Activities & Ice Skating Pavilion Now Through Jan 2nd. Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa Celebrate the seasons at our new Fire & Ice Skating Pavilion during a calendar of holiday activities designed to inspire and delight. Open to the public daily Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa brings in the holiday season with Holiday Music, Santa’s Workshop, Cookie and Stocking Decorating, Photos with Santa, Hot Chocolate and S’More Kits. Please note:  There is limited skating capacity in each 20-minute session, arrive early. Wait times or delays may occur based on demand.  
Weeknights may be best time to attend.  Children must be 4 years old or a minimum height of 42” to skate.  Complete Rules online at Westin La Paloma web site.

Mama Mia! December 27-29 UA Centennial Hall 1020 E. University Blvd Tickets $32 - $65 or MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!

La Fiesta de Guadalupe 6300 N. Swan Road, 85718 December 15, 10-4pm Free to the public (Food bank donations requested) The DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun hosts annually La Fiesta de Guadalupe. This

Hacienda del Sol hosts Hacienda Del Blues, Dec 8th.

Hacienda Del Blues with The Kings Of Pleasure Hacienda Del Sol Resort December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Marty Kool, host of KXCI’s Blues Review, joins up with Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch for a live Blues series we call Hacienda Del Blues. This week’s event features the Jump Blues & juke joint rhythms of The Kings Of Pleasure. Lead guitarist, Mike Hebert is one of the best around & The Kings have been filling dance floors for years. Songs from Willie Dixon to Nappy Brown, along with an infectious list of originals will have you moving & grooving. Their new CD should be out right around this time, too. Remember, there’s no cover, great food & happy hour goes till 7:00 PM.

Rick Braun Performs at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort on NYE.

New Year’s Eve Gala with Rick Braun & Friends Featuring Rick Braun, Mindi Abair and Norman Brown with special guest Elliott Yamin, along with the Tucson Jazz Institute’s award-winning Ellington Band. On December 31, 2013 ring in the new year in Tucson, Arizona at the spectacular JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa. This glamorous event features world renowned trumpet player Rick Braun who brings top caliber jazz musician headliners with him each year to help ring in the New Year right here in Tucson.  This year he is bringing high energy saxophonist Mindi Abair and Grammy nominated guitarist Norman Brown. Special guest performer will be singer Elliott Yamin.

52 0 -30 0- 0000 480-888-8888

14 74

@YELLOWCABAZ December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013



Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo Through Dec 22 6-8pm Every Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun $6 adults, $4 children

make these performances memorable and thoroughly enjoyable! They have the ability to tailor the show to meet the audience’s specific needs…they have a very large repertoire of music and the singers are very versatile. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs to enjoy the concert. 520-797-3959 for more info.

Tamal Festival AVA Amphitheater Casino Del Sol 5655 W. Valencia Road Saturday, Dec 7 10am – 5pm

Hilton Tucson, El Conquistador 10000 N. Oracle Rd 5pm to 7pm, FREE

Enchanted Snowfall

The ninth annual Tucson Tamal & Heritage Festival returns to AVA Amphitheater. Experience the rich flavors of the tamal, an Old Pueblo favorite! Don’t miss a full day of live entertainment, art and culture. The event features live entertainment and music, contests, food demonstrations, arts and craft vendors, children play area and over 50 food vendors.

Zoo Lights presented by BMO Harris Bank at Reid Park Zoo is guaranteed to put you in the winter spirit, with jingle bells, twinkling lights, falling snow, and Santa. Light displays, animal-theme light sculptures, and thousands of sparkling bulbs will help make Zoo Lights a part of your Tucson holiday tradition. Free cookies and $1 hot cocoa too. Tickets available at More info at 520791-4022

Now until Dec 21 La Encantada Shopping Center 2905 E. Skyline Drive Free Admission La Encantada shopping center presents two 15-minute snowfall shows in its courtyard every Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., along with concerts of holiday music performed between shows by Tucson Desert Harmony, CFHS Choral & Ventana Vista and hot chocolate sampling by Williams Sonoma. The entertainment line-up is as follows:
 Dec. 6, CFSD Jazz Choir: Change of Pace Dec. 7, Ventana Vista Show Choir Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21, Tucson Desert Harmony

The public is invited to get into the holiday spirit with a festive holiday tree lighting ceremony and celebration featuring carolers, gingerbread cookies, warm apple cider and a special visit from Santa at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort. At the center of the celebration, a 20-foot Christmas tree delivered from Oregon will be lit with hundreds of holiday lights. The event is complimentary and open to the public. A cash bar will offer beer, wine and cocktails for adults. The event will also showcase local youth talent with dance and singing performances. The event is planned in order to celebrate the holiday season and bring cheer to the community.

9th Annual Holiday Express Meet SANTA at the Depot Saturday, Dec 21, 2-4pm 414 N. Toole Tucson Girls Chorus Performs at the Rialto Theatre Dec 14th.

The Southern Arizona Arizona Transportation Museum presents its 9th Annual Holiday Express on Saturday, December 21. Write letters to the North Pole, get a photo with Santa in front of the Locomotive #1673, see the Polar Express movie at 4pm. Plenty of parking around the train depot.

Sounds of Winter Concert Dec 14, 3:30pm to 5pm Rialto Theatre 318 E. Congress St. The Tucson Girls Chorus showcases all five choirs, including the Alumnae Choir, in a concert featuring a rich program of holiday music performed at the Rialto Theatre, downtown. 520-577-6064 for ticket information.

Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Luminaria Night December 14th 187 N. Court Street corner of Washington and Court Streets in downtown Tucson. Join Presidio San Agustin del Tucson for this beautiful Southwestern tradition. See the Presidio lit up by luminarias on this gentle holiday evening, except of course, for a loud boom and bright flash as the cannon welcomes the night!  Living history activities centered around the holidays will be presented and hot chocolate will be available. This year El Circulo de Flautas del Presidio del Augustin del Tucson will play Native American flute music in the walls of the Presidio.  Beautiful and haunting... what an evening! Admission free, donations appreciated. 5-9pm. www.tucsonpresidio. com. 520-837-8119

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration


Also, back by popular demand, the night’s festivities will get started with crowd favorite, the Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Big Band. The event will once again include a five course gourmet dinner and a silent auction where the proceeds will be donated to help families affected by Autism and to support youth music education scholarships. For more information call 520-234-8910

New Year’s Eve Gala Jim Collum Jazz Band

Philabaum Glass Gallery Show and Holiday Sale

Dec 31, 2013, Beginning 6:30pm VIP Reception 5:30 Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa

Oro Valley Concert Series Presents Desert Melodies

Dec 6-7, 10am – 5pm 711 S. 6th Ave

Dec 12, 6pm, Free Admission Oro Valley Marketplace 12155 N. Oracle Rd, Oro Valley

The Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio shows artworks made of art glass by artists across the country. Visitors are welcomed into the studio to watch the glassblowers as they work. The Gallery also carries gift items and jewelry, and for the holiday season, hand-blown glass ornaments. Holiday Studio Sale is December 6 & 7, 2013. Friday and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. 520-884-7404 for info.

Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) presents another in the series of free concerts with their holiday vocal program featuring Desert Melodies, located in the Century Theatres courtyard at Oro Valley Marketplace. Desert Melodies is Tucson’s most eclectic vocal cover group, performing your favorite pop, jazz and easy listening standards from the 20’s thru today. Live piano accompaniment and the fabulous vocal talents of Amber Lee, Beth & Chris

The Tucson Jazz Society presents a special New Year’s Eve gala at the newly renovated Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. This wonderful night includes a fabulous dinner, three great shows and a midnight champagne toast. The lineup features The Tucson Jazz Orchestra reunited under the direction of Jeff Haskell, “Riverwalk Jazz Stars” with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, and George Howard’s Motown and Rhythm & Blues Show.  Special room rates are offered for that night. Call 520-903-1265 for more information. Rooms will book quickly. Visit for more information.

English sailors came to be called Limeys after using lime juice to combat scurvy.

December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013

15 75



Col. Gail S. Halvorsen (Ret.), the worldrenown Candy Bomber of the humanitarian Berlin Airlift fame, will help Santa Clause hand out candy after Santa arrives by helicopter on Sat., Dec. 14, 2013 at the Pima Air & Space Museum. The museum will open early, at 8:30am, offering a special breakfast buffet (additional charge) from their restaurant, Flight Grill, with Santa scheduled to land at 10:45am. To facilitate families enjoying all of the museum’s offerings: the aircraft, festivities, petting zoo, crafts, etc., allotted entry times to line up for Santa will be assigned as families enter the museum. (Members can enter the Santa line at any time.) Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras to capture their young one’s visit with Santa. After children sit on Santa’s lap, Col. Halverson will hand out candy canes. The first 1500 children through the door will receive a commemorative jingle bell ornament. In addition to viewing the museum’s great planes, there will be assorted holiday crafts and special activities including: Storytime readings by Mina Stafford, Pima Air & Space’s Curator of Education, of the children’s book, “Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot.” “Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot” tells the true story of a seven-year-old girl who lived in West Berlin during the airlift and the candy that dropped from the sky

Find the Disney “Planes” scavenger hunt with stickers (participants also receive a fullsize Disney movie poster as they leave the museum, while supplies last of 800 posters)

A Rockin’ Star Ranch petting zoo Letter writing to Santa Glider assembly Ornament decorating Temporary holiday tattoos 10% holiday savings in the Pima Air & Space Museum Store (members receive a total 20% savings!) Saturday 12/14/13 only “I’m delighted to help. I enjoy seeing the children’s smiles but especially the hope in their eyes,” stated the 92-year-old Halvorsen. He continued, “It was the hope that someday things would be better that helped the Germans understand that even after the war, the Americans cared.” The children’s book and Halvorsen’s own book, “The Berlin Candy Bomber” will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. Regular museum daily admission rates apply: $12.25 for Pima County residents, $15.50 for adults, $9 for Juniors ages 7-12, and FREE for children ages 6 & Under (and members).

16 72

Santa is Cleared for Landing!

Arriving by Helicopter Sat., Dec. 14th

Museum opens 8:30am Holiday crafts for kids! Rockin’ Star Ranch petting zoo too! Flight Grill offering breakfast buffet ($8 adults, $6 12 & under). Meet the Berlin Air Lift’s “Candy Bomber” and hear his story! Santa lands at 10:45am. Bring your camera to capture your visit with Santa! Regular Daily Admission: Adults $15.50; Pima County Residents $12.25; Kids 7-12 $9; Kids under 6 & Members FREE

I-10 to Exit 267 - 6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson 520 574-0462 -

One out of every eight United States residents lives in California. December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013


Southwest Heliservices








Daisy Mae’s



Open 7-Days, 4-10pm Serving the finest steaks Full Bar, including and baby back ribs for 75 Bottled Beers! over 23 years! For Reservations, call: (520) 792-8888 2735 W. Anklam Rd, Tucson

520.531.1913 | 2890 East Skyline Drive Don’t slave over a grill in the heat, have Mama’s do the Bar-B-Cueing for you Catering starting as low as $6 per person

Over 20 Flavors! Infused Vodkas!

Remember Mama’s delivers until 2am every day of the week. Two convenient locations Tucson: Rancho Sahuarita: 520-792-2350 520-207-8187 Visit us online at

Delicious Food!

Lunch & Dinner

• Duck Sliders • Jalapeno Boats • Duck Club • Black & Bleu Salad • London Calling Fish & Chips • Jalapeno-Bacon Cheeseburger • Chocolate Covered Bacon • Deep-Fried PB&J

(520) 622-5500 • 135 E. Congress St., 85701

Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China.

December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013

17 73


Tapas-Mediterranean Flavors, American Flair!

$20 All You Can Eat Tapas - All DayEvery Day- Over 30 to choose from! Join us for Sunday Breakfast!

8 am to 4 pm Sunday

Brunch Items Eggs Benedict $9 Chilaquiles $10 Breakfast Burritos $8 Huevos Rancheros $10 Pancakes $8 Breakfast Torta $10 Blueberry Cheese Blintz $7

Sunday Breakfast Coupon

Buy the first brunch item and get the second (for same or lesser value) for $7. Sunday Tapas & Entree menu available 11 am to 9 pm

What is Tapas? Tasty Appetizer portions A fusion of mediterranean & worldly Flavors Prepared fresh to order Available for Catering and parties Specials 7 days a week

“We Serve The Food That Makes Philly Famous” Frankie’s South Philly Cheesesteaks and Hoagies 2574 N Campbell Avenue Tucson, AZ 85719 520-795-2665

Open 7 Days A Week Sunday - Friday 11 am to 9 pm Saturday 4 pm to 9 pm Happy Hour 4 to 6 pm daily Sunday Breakfast 8 am to 4 pm Available for groups, parties, catering

2970 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ Located at the far Northeast corner of Campbell Plaza North of Glenn. Look for the red umbrellas on the patio. phone-520-647-2418 •

Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013


in The

2802 e. GranT, Tucson 85716 • (520) 326-8554

Happy Hour! 4-7pm 7 Days! Extended Happy Hour Mondays/Tuesdays 4pm to 2am!!

1) Actresses Phyllis Coates and Noel Neill both played which character in the 1950s TV series “The Adventures of Superman”? 2) What “Boy Meets World” cast member played the title superhero in the 1967 NBC sitcom “Captain Nice”?

Noel Neill


GeT your Pic BiG chair!


T-shirT Wearer sPecials! GeT deals! see FaceBook For deTails or...JusT come on in!

1) Coates played Lois Lane when the show premiered in 1952, while Neill played Lois during the rest of the show’s run, 1953-57. 2) William Daniels

Free Pool sundays Free shuFFleBoard Full Bar - GreaT drinks

Tapas Fusion- Happy Hour 4 to 6 daily Incredible wine selection from Spain, Chile & Argentina ( $1 off all wines during Happy Hour), Select bottles of Wine $15, Premium cocktails $2 off, well cocktails, Pisco Sours, Sangrias $1 off. All Beers $3.

Happy Hour Specials: $3 Infused Vodkas $3 All Beers $2 Wells $1 Off All Wine

Saturdays $3 Infused Vodkas ALL DAY! Special Brunch Menu! Saturdays & Sundays

$2 Mimosas & $3 Bloody Marys! (520) 622-5500 • 135 E. Congress St., 85701

Everyday a new featured special for $5 each, all day

Monday -Mojitos Tuesday- Tequila Drinks Wednesday - Wine Thursday- $3 beers Friday- Fiery Drinks- Drinks lit on fire Saturday- Shots of any alcohol Sunday- Fusion Bloody Marys



Weekend Beer Tours!

2970 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ Located at the far Northeast corner of Campbell Plaza North of Glenn. Look for the red umbrellas on the patio. phone-520-647-2418 •






OpEn 7 dAyS! FUll BAr OpEnS 3pm-10pm



2735 W. Anklam Rd, Tucson

(520) 792-8888

A blind, bald and near deaf man named Edwin Robinson was struck by lightning, and all three conditions were fixed.

December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013

19 71











Jupiter’s moon Ganymede is larger than the planet Mercury. December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013









480-888-8888 crafT




480-888-8888 520-300-000



Tap room



4-9pm wEd – saT

119 E. ToolE

Virginity is linked to your intelligence, kids with higher IQs are less likely to lose it in their teen years.

December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013

69 21



Tucson Craft Beer Destinations Our recommendations for “Tops in Hops!” 1702 1702 E. Speedway Blvd. (520) 325-1702 Why to Try? About 50 beers on tap, both imported and domestic and many more by the bottle. They rotate the list frequently so lots to try at all times. If you fancy a pizza and some great craft brews, try this place. Auld Dubliner 800 E. University (520) 206-0323 Why to Try? More than a wee selection of great craft, Irish and other beers here. Pair up with a boxty in a traditional Irish bar with great music in the center of the University mecca of fun bars and restaurants. B Line 621 N. 4th Avenue (520) 882-7575 Why to Try? Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AND craft beer! A great 4th Avenue place that you must try for local food and fun. Bison Witches 326 N. 4th Ave (520) 740-1541 Why to Try? 8 beers on tap but 66 in bottles. Barrio Brewing Company 800 E. 16th St. (520) 329-3606 Why to Try? Excellent local brew pub with 12 of their own on tap. Rustic warehouse décor. Great food. Borderlands Brewing Company 119 E. Toole Ave (520) 261-8773 Why to Try? Excellent local brewery (not brew pub or restaurant) featuring locally brewed, southwestern style beers with natural ingredients. Tap room open from 4pm to 8pm Wed-Sat. Live music 2-3 days a week too! Canyon’s Crown Restaurant & Pub 6958 E. Tanque Verde (520) 885-8277 Why to Try? British Style destination 20 crafts on draft plus about 45+ bottles of beer. Full menu too, both British and American grill. District Tavern 260 E. Congress (520) 792-0081 Why to Try? Cool dive bar in downtown area. Pool, darts, juke, select craft beers and friendly environment.

The Address at

17 22



Downtown Kitchen 135 S. 6th Avenue (520) 623-7700 Why to Try? Not a craft destination per se, but a great place to dine with a few choice beers. Huge signature cocktail menu, full bar, wine. Cool night-time vibe. A true haven for foodies. Dragoon Brewing Company 1859 W. Grant Road (520) 329-3606 Why to Try? Excellent local brewery with tap room service for drinking their 7 brews. Food trucks frequently on site or you can bring your own munchies. Not a late-night place as they close early (8pm). Open Thurs, Fri, Sat. Elliott’s on Congress 135 E. Congress St. (520) 622-5500 Why to Try? Great downtown gathering place. Infused Vodkas and nearly 30 beers by the bottle. Great full menu and live entertainment on some nights. Fox & Hound 7625 N. LaCholla Blvd. (520) 575-1980 Why to Try? Over 100 beers available and 36 on tap! If you are looking for a truly gorgeous sports bar, with a full menu, billiards and lots of TVs…this is a great place to try. Frog & Firkin 874 E. University Blvd. (520) 623-7507 Why to Try? 50 bottled beers and 25 more on tap. Near UofA if you’re looking to party with the college crowd. Live entertainment. Full menue with pizza and sandwiches. Gentle Ben’s Brewery 865 E. University Blvd. (520) 624-4177 Why to Try? Excellent local brew pub with 12 of their own creations on tap. Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St. (520) 622-8848 Why to Try? Historic, urban, Rock-n-Roller downtown local hot spot. Live music, dining, multiple bars. Good craft selection with over 30 on tap. Wine and cocktails as well. A local favorite destination and hangout. 40 vintage boutique hotel rooms upstairs! HUB Restaurant & Creamery 266 E. Congress St. (520) 207-8201 Why to Try? Great selection of about 20 crafts on tap. Wine and

cocktails as well. and ice cream shop built-in. Full menu. Kid friendly during days and DJ scene at night. Cool! La Cocina 201 N. Court Ave (520) 365-3053 Why to Try? Amazing tree-lit courtyard with live music at night. Rustic, local feel with rotating local craft beers, wine, full bar and great eats. Menu includes apps, salads, tacos and sandwiches. Maynard’s 400 N. Toole Ave (520) 545-0577 Why to Try? Gorgeous and hip, upscale bar and marketplace with excellent Zagat-Rated dining across from Hotel Congress. Watch the trains go by from this wonderfully converted train station. Full bar & wine list with craft beer selection. Monterey Court 505 W. Miracle Mile (520) 207-2429 This hidden gem is a remarkably innovative venue that hosts fun beer tastings every Friday 5-7 pm with AZ microbreweries, and offers 8 craft brews on tap and a constantly rotating stock of great craft beers. Upscale cafe with delicious food, full bar, signature cocktails and select wines is onsite plus free live music 6 nights a week. Upcoming performances are listed on the website at www. Mr Heads 513 N. 4th Ave (520) 792-2710 Why to Try? Great local drinkin’ hole with 20 brews on tap and over 100 beers total, plus a wide selection of other liquors. Artsy crowd, eclectic décor makes this a 4th Avenue destination and popular place to soak your, uh…head. Nimbus Bistro & Brewing Company 6464 E. Tanque Verde Rd. (520) 269-6309 Why to Try? Excellent local brew pub. Full menu plus 6 great locally-brewed favorite beers to try. Full bar as well. No Anchovies 870 E. University Blvd (520) 623-3333 Why to Try? Nothin’ fancy. Just great pizza and about 20 craft beers. Great college hangout in the heart of the action on University.

Noble Hops 1335 W. Lambert Lane (520) 797-4677 Why to Try? OK, 28 beers on tap and 175 beers from around the world plus a full bar and wine. You can drink here. Huge menu as well of upscale eats. Not barfood. Old Chicago 2960 N. Campbell Ave (520) 327-6200 Why to Try? 20+ taps and 110 beers from around the globe! Full menu with pizzas and pastas, cocktail bar, wines and “Beer Tour” club with bragging rights (and maybe rehab) if you complete the 110 beer tour. O’Malley’s on Fourth 247 N. 4th Ave (520) 623-8600 Why to Try? 16 beers on tap and more in bottles. Irish bar theme. St. Patrick’s stronghold location. Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink 101 E. Pennington St. (520) 882-5550 Why to Try? Great Pizza and 20 craft beers on tap. Full bar and wine selection as well. RJ’s Replays 5769 E. Speedway Blvd. (520) 495-5136 Why to Try? Cool computerized beer ordering from your table complete with beer info and descriptions. Tons of selection and great sports bar atmosphere! One of the largest selections of craft on tap and in bottles in Tucson. Full menu too. Live music. Sir Veza’s 220 W. Wetmore (520) 888-8226 Why to Try? Great cantina style Mexican cuisine and about 20 craft beers on tap. Dozens more in bottles. Huge southwestern menu too. Ole’! Sir Veza’s 4699 E. Speedway Blvd. (520) 323-8226 Why to Try? Great cantina style Mexican cuisine and about 20 craft beers on tap. Dozens more in bottles. Huge southwestern menu too. Ole’! Sky Bar 536 N. 4th Ave (520) 622-4300 Sky bar is a 100% solar powered cafe by day and astronomy themed bar by night with nightly viewing of the cosmos through our telescopes on the patio. Featuring 20 draft beers, award winning cocktails, espresso, and

tea. When you need a place to imbibe, Sky bar is the place to indulge. Come down and drink in the stars. The Parish 6453 N. Oracle Road (520) 797-1233 Why to Try? A nice gastropub in the north part of town with a nice brew selection of over 20 beers not so common. Live entertainment on the weekends. Full bar. The Shanty 401 E. 9th St. (520) 623-2664 Why to Try? Over 120 beers! Great Euro-import selection! In business since 1937! You’ll love the patio atmosphere! Thunder Canyon Brewery 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. (520) 797-2652 Why to Try? One of two locations. Excellent local brewpub with 12 of their own beers on tap including cask conditioned and barrel aged beers. Growlers and kegs are available as well. Full delicious menu too. Thunder Canyon Brewery 220 E. Broadway Blvd. (520) 396-3480 Why to Try? Their newest of two locations. Huge old warehouse in the heart of downtown with great food and 40 craft beers on tap. Full menu and bar. Time Market 444 E. University Blvd. (520) 622-0761 Why to Try? This is a local grocery market with a cool local eats like wood-fired pizza, local baked goods, sandwiches, built-in and popular meeting place. 6 taps for on-site drinking but they stock over 150 brews by the bottle (retail) on hand! Trident Grill 2033 E. Speedway Blvd. (520) 795-5755 Why to Try? 24 brews on tap. Full menu. If you are an active or ex Navy Seal, you already understand the Trident insignia. If not, go there and experience! Union Public House 4340 N. Campbell Ave (520) 329-8575 Why to Try? If you enjoy drinking craft beer in style, this is a good bet. Over 30 crafts on tap and a huge selection of bottled beer plus wine and full bar with signature cocktails. Upscale casual dining with great menu.

Dine-in or to go: Pizza | Beer | Wings | Beer | Salad | Beer | More

Tucson’s first & best craft beer and pizza bar.


December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013 | 1702 East Speedway | 520.325.1702


December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013

23 67



Fox Theatre

(520) 690-0991, 3306 N. 1st Ave.: December 4th: Bufflegrass Bluegrass Band December 5th: Grams & Krieger December 6th: Neon Prophet December 7th: Equinox December 8th: Kathy Thomas and the Bluestones December 9th: Bryan Dean Trio

(520) 547-3040, 17 W. Congress St. December 5th: The Klezmatics December 6th: Festival de Navidad: A Christmas Celebration December 7th: Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride December 8th: Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise

fingers, Valence December 6th: The Frank Show Crappy Christmas December 7th: Aaron Carter 90’s Party December 8th: Transgressions, Knuckle Junction, Hotchiks, Cactus Raats, Torn Apart, Punctured December 10th: Allegaeon, Silence The Messenger, Pain Patterns, Solace in Nothing, Kaisen


Sky Bar

Borderlands Brewing Co. (520) 261-8773, 119. E. Toole Ave. December 4th Stephanie Meryl Jensen December 5th Andy See & His Swingin’ Jamboree December 6th Tortolita Gutpluckers December 7th Mustang Corners

(520) 577-0326, 6370 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 160:

Surly Wench Pub (520) 882-0009, 424 N. 4th Ave.: December 6th: Black Cherry Burlesque December 7th: Blackout

Chicago Bar (520) 748-8169, 5954 E. Speedway Blvd.: December 4th: Bad News Blues Band December 5th: Neon Prophet December 6th: Amosphere December 7th: Neon Prophet December 8th: Raggae Sundays December 9th: The Ronstadts December 10th: Jive Bombers

Club Congress (520) 622-8848, 311 E. Congress St.: December 4th: Texas Trash & The Trainwrecks, Secret Meetings, Chris Hall December 5th: Opti Club Dance December 6th: GLDNGHST December 7th: Black Joe Lewis, Radkey, Think No Think

Elliott’s On Congress (520) 622-5500, 135 E. Congress St. Mondays 8pm-11pm Jazz Guild of Tucson Thursdays 8pm-10pm Tommy Tucker

(520) 622-4300, 536 N. 4th Ave. Tucson, Arizona 85705 December 4th: Open Mic December 6th: Hot Era Party December 9th: Team Trivia December 10th: Tom Walbank

Chase Rice Performs at Toby Keith’s Dec 6th

The Hollands Perform at Monterey Court Dec 6th and La Cocina, Dec 7th

Monterey Court (520) 207-2429, 505 West Miracle Mile December 4th: Peter McLaughlin & Alvin Blaine December 5th: Rainey Daze December 6th: The Hollands Touring Family Band December 7th: ROH

La Cocina (520) 365-3053, 201 N. Court Ave.: December 4th: Carolyn Mark December 5th: Stefan George December 7th: The Hollands

Plush (520) 798-1298, 340 E. 6th St.: December 7th: Steff and the Articles

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill (520) 670-3697, 4500 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 370: December 6th: Chase Rice, Stephanie Eason Band December 7th: Stephanie Eason Band

Rialto Theatre (520) 740-1000, 318 E. Congress St.: December 6th: TEDx Tucson: Chuk Shon to Tucson December 10th: Merle Haggard (Fox Theatre)

Tucson Maverick (520) 298-0430, 6622 E Tanque Verde: December 6th: Flipside December 7th: Flipside

RJ’s Replays Sports Pub and Grub (520) 495-5136, 5769 E. Speedway Blvd.: December 4th: Drew Cooper

The Rock Wynonna Performs at the Fox, Dec 8th

(520) 629-9211, 136 N. Park Ave.: December 4th: Blood on the Dance Floor December 5th: Hessler, Dirtnap, Brain Jamage, Bucket-

Tucson Jazz Society (520) 903-1265 / 2777 N. Campbell Ave. Suite #206 December 31st: Tucson Jazz Society 8th Annual New Year’s Eve Gala at The Westin La Paloma feat. Jim Cullum Jazz Band, The Tucson Jazz Orchestra, George Howard R&B/Motown. Pre-show VIP Reception to meet the artists.

Bill Gates has 7 bedrooms and 24 bathrooms in his primary house located in Seattle. 24 64

December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013


©2013 Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls, WI * Beer

LN_Snowdrift Vanilla_2013_4-5x5_01011-6 JC.indd 1

11/1/13 4:27 PM

The word “biology” was coined in 1805 by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.

December 4th, 2013 - December 10th, 2013

25 65

Azweekly issue49 tucson web  
Azweekly issue49 tucson web