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OPINION Tom Danehy 4 Randy Serraglio 6 Jim Hightower 6 Will Ferrell’s new film is a Spanish-language flick. Really.

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Mailbag 8

CURRENTS The Skinny 9 By Jim Nintzel and Mari Herreras

Water War 9 By Tim Vanderpool

ON THE COVER: PIONEERING IRISH MINER NELLIE CASHMAN STEAMS DOWN THE YUKON RIVER IN 1921, ON BOARD THE SHIP CASCA. CASHMAN WAS WELL INTO HER 70S AT THE TIME. CREDIT: ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY/TUCSON, AHS #58901 COVER DESIGN BY ANDREW ARTHUR

A Sierra Vista lawmaker launches an assault on sustainable strategies in Tucson Media Watch 10 By John Schuster

Battle Over Ballots 11 By Mari Herreras

Almost five years after the RTA election, a group of activists keeps fighting for election integrity Weekly Wide Web 12 Compiled by Dan Gibson

Police Dispatch 12 By Anna Mirocha

We’ve always secretly thought the NIT was a better tournament.

Off Target 13 By David Mendez

An effort to allow guns on college campuses runs into trouble The Legendary Nellie Cashman 14 By Margaret Regan

Meet the Irish immigrant and onetime Tucsonan who blazed trails throughout the West

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‘Doonesbury’ Debacle The Arizona Daily Star badly erred in its handling of this week’s controversial “Doonesbury” comic strips. The Star decided not to run this week’s strips, by the great Garry Trudeau, which deal with a woman taking a trip through right-wing ineptitude at a Texas abortion clinic. The strips discuss real laws enacted in Texas in recent years. The Star’s explanation, as posted on the daily’s Facebook page: “We decided not to run this week’s ‘Doonesbury’ story line because of its placement on our comics and puzzle page. Tucson schoolchildren read the Star through our Newspapers in Education program, and we know that comics and puzzles are among the favorite features of our youngest readers. “In addition to the adult story line, this week’s strips use language like transvaginal, rape, slut, contraceptives and genitals. Yes, those words appear in news stories, but such stories are easy for teachers and parents to spot and choose whether to discuss or not. That’s not the case on the comics page.” Fair enough. However, as a subscriber to the Star, I now ask: Why didn’t editors move the strip somewhere else for the week, like some other newspapers that carry “Doonesbury” are doing? There’s certainly plenty of space for these strips among The Associated Press wire copy and the syndicated columns, after all. Another question: Why didn’t the editors publish an explanation in the print version? On Monday and Tuesday, print readers of the Star got no warning about or discussion of the sudden “Doonesbury” re-runs. What about readers who don’t follow the Star on Facebook? For what it’s worth, I sent a note to Universal UClick, the syndicate that distributes “Doonesbury” (as well as a couple of features that we run, including “News of the Weird”), and I asked if we could print this week’s “Doonesbury” strips. A representative said no, because Universal UClick has a “contractual agreement” with the Star. Therefore, those interesting, important strips won’t be printed in Tucson this week. And that’s a damn shame.

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City Week 22 Our picks for the week

Soggy Times 42

TQ&A 24 Matt Stamp, United States Handball Association

The ability to get breakfast delivered all night is awesome; now, if only breakfast traveled well …

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A Necessary Evil 47 By Eric Swedlund

VISUAL ARTS

Ari Picker takes the folk-pop and chamber music of Lost in the Trees on tour to promote a new album

City Week listings 32

Soundbites 47

BOOKS In the Middle 35 By Christine Wald-Hopkins

The second book in Lydia Millet’s trilogy is deft and satirical—with numerous loose ends

CINEMA Second-Rate on Purpose 36

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Club Listings 51 Nine Questions 53 Live 55 Rhythm & Views 60

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In Casa de Mi Padre, Will Ferrell finally seems fully comfortable being Will Ferrell

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A new local podcast focuses on all things MMJ

Film Times 37

Comix 63-64 Free Will Astrology 63 ¡Ask a Mexican! 64 Savage Love 65 Personals 68 Employment 69 News of the Weird 70 Real Estate 70 Rentals 70 Mind, Body and Spirit 71 Crossword 71 *Adult Content 65-68

Technically Impressive 38 By Bob Grimm

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DANEHY OPINION

The entrenched bureaucrats with the Arizona Interscholastic Association continue to stumble

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EDITORIAL Jimmy Boegle Editor Jim Nintzel Senior Writer Irene Messina Assistant Editor Mari Herreras Staff Writer Linda Ray City Week Listings Dan Gibson Web Producer Margaret Regan Arts Editor Stephen Seigel Music Editor Bill Clemens Copy Editor Tom Danehy, Renée Downing, Ryn Gargulinski, Randy Serraglio, J.M. Smith Columnists Colin Boyd, Bob Grimm Cinema Writers Adam Borowitz, Rita Connelly, Jacqueline Kuder Chow Writers Ryan Kelly, David Mendez, Alexandra Newman, Michelle Weiss Editorial Interns Zachary Vito Photography Intern Sherilyn Forrester, Laura C.J. Owen Theater Writers Contributors Jacquie Allen, Gustavo Arellano, Gene Armstrong, Rob Brezsny, Max Cannon, Rand Carlson, Michael Grimm, Matt Groening, Carl Hanni, Jim Hightower, Jarret Keene, David Kish, Jim Lipson, Anna Mirocha, Andy Mosier, Brian J. Pedersen, Dan Perkins, Ted Rall, Dan Savage, John Schuster, Chuck Shepherd, Eric Swedlund, Tim Vanderpool, Christine Wald-Hopkins SALES AND BUSINESS Jill A’Hearn Advertising Director Monica Akyol Inside Sales Manager Laura Bohling, Michele LeCoumpte, Alan Schultz, David White Account Executives Jim Keyes Digital Sales Manager Beth Brouillette Business Manager Robin Taheri Business Office Brean Marinaccio, Stephen Myers Inside Sales Representatives NATIONAL ADVERTISING: The Ruxton Group (888)-2Ruxton New York (212) 477-8781, Chicago (312) 828-0564, Phoenix (602) 238-4800, San Francisco, (415) 659-5545 PRODUCTION & CIRCULATION Andrew Arthur Art Director Laura Horvath Circulation Manager Duane Hollis Editorial Layout Kristen Beumeler, Kyle Bogan, Shari Chase, Josh Farris, Anne Koglin, Adam Kurtz, Matthew Langenheim, Daniel Singleton, Denise Utter, Greg Willhite Production Staff

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ore than a year ago, I was interviewing Chuck Schmidt, associate executive director of the Arizona Interscholastic Association, about his organization’s draconian “reorganization” plan. Schmidt was trying to explain why the plan—which is eliminating decades-old traditional rivalries, consolidating power in an ever-tightening inner circle known as the Executive Council, and drastically slashing participation opportunities for Arizona high school studentathletes—was somehow a good thing. Needless to say, the explanation wasn’t going well. Now, before all you eye-rollers get to rollin’ and complaining, “Oh boy, here he goes again, ranting about the AIA,” let me explain something.

The late, great Chris Limberis, whose spirit will forever grace this publication and whose journalistic jock I was never even able to contemplate carrying, always told me that the crooks were easy to get; it was the entrenched bureaucrats, who answer to no one, at whom you really have to hammer away. Chris said that the bureaucrat can absorb two or three body blows, lie low for a while, and emerge stronger, more entrenched and even less likely to give a damn about anything after the public’s short attention span kicks in. Anyway, when I asked Schmidt why they were cutting way back on kids’ opportunities to compete for a state title, he said that it made those opportunities more special. (That’s something a tightwad dad tells a kid when there’s only one present under the Christmas tree—that is, if the tightwad dad even bothered to get a tree.) One of the more puzzling aspects of the plan was the elimination of conferences, some of which had been in existence, in one form or another, since before the Korean War. Schmidt said that too much emphasis had been put on winning conference championships (which gave kids something to strive for, especially those kids and teams who had no realistic shot at winning a state title). More important for Schmidt’s group, conferences were no longer needed, because the AIA was adopting a power points system to determine which schools get to participate in the various state tournaments. The power points system the AIA uses awards a team a certain number of points for each victory, then a smaller number of points for each victory achieved by the team’s opponents, and even more points still for victories by the opponents’ opponents. It’s a dumb system, made almost ludicrous by the fact that the AIA—in a power grab—took regular-season game-scheduling away from the schools and did it all (for the entire state, and quite disastrously) by computer. Under a power point system, a school should

RANDOM SHOTS By Rand Carlson

have the right to schedule nonconference games, deciding between scheduling a bunch of easy games and getting an almost-guaranteed number of points, or adopting a tough schedule, knowing that a smaller number of points will pile up even with losses to good teams. And a team should have the opportunity to hit the jackpot with a win or two over teams with good records. To the surprise of no one, this system greatly favors schools in the metro Phoenix area, and hurts schools in Southern Arizona and rural areas. So, while I was talking to Schmidt, I casually mentioned that the power points formula had a mathematical flaw in it. (It actually has two, but I was talking about the more obvious one—the fact that teams that play extra games get more points.) Schmidt snapped, “What are you, a rocket scientist?!” I said, “No, just someone who understands math.” The conversation didn’t end well. Over the past year or so, I’ve told other coaches and athletic directors about the flaw, but most are so exasperated with the AIA that a math error is the least of their concerns. A couple of months ago, a Phoenix-area engineer by the name of John Carrieres informed the AIA that he had discovered a flaw in its power points formula. He was turned away, so he went to newspapers (The Arizona Republic and the East Valley Tribune), and the story caused a big fuss. (The math department at Arizona State University confirmed the flaw.) It turns out that more than a dozen teams from around the state—including the girls’ basketball teams from Marana, Marana Mountain View and Elfrida Valley Union—were all denied rightful spots in the state tournament because of the use of the flawed formula. Before anybody thinks that this is sour grapes, my team finished the regular season first in the state in power points under the flawed system—and still would have been No. 1 under the correct formula. Here’s the punch line to this whole mess: The AIA convened its executive committee and named a Power Ranking Committee. It also is putting out a new power points formula to be used for baseball and softball this spring. However, the AIA and Schmidt refuse to use the words “flaw” “error” or “fix,” and will not admit that anything had been wrong. Schmidt, bristling at the way things went down, said, “I’m going to tell you right now. If the outside public is going to use the press as a stick to engage the AIA staff, that doesn’t happen.” I’m pretty sure it just did.


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SERRAGLIO OPINION

Remembering Ramona, my recently stolen ancient Honda Civic hatchback HIGHTOWER BY JIM HIGHTOWER

AN ARMY WHISTLEBLOWER SPEAKS TRUTH ABOUT POWER

BY RANDY SERRAGLIO, rserraglio@tucsonweekly.com

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he night before they kidnapped Ramona—my 16-year-old Honda Civic hatchback—I watched the movie Drive, in which Ryan Gosling plays a mysterious Hollywood stunt driver who does his best work moonlighting as a criminal getaway artist. Cruising home, in precise control with one hand on the stick and one on the wheel, I felt like a cross between Dale Earnhardt and Robin Hood, a ghost rider on the midnight streets in Zen unity with what felt like a living, breathing steed. It’s that kind of a movie. And I’m that kind of a weirdo when it comes to my cars, which made it all the more traumatic when Ramona was stolen. My love of cars started with a ’68 Buick Skylark that my dad bought for $75. It had a steering wheel like a hula hoop and handled like a butterfly in a dust devil. It was too old and weak to lay rubber, but when they chip-sealed our country two-lane, it did 360s and fishtails that left pretty patterns that lasted for years.

A citizen’s willingness to speak truth to power is essential for the well-being of a democracy—and it’s especially essential for citizens to be willing to risk their personal well-being by standing up to speak truth about power. Meet Lt. Col. Danny Davis, a 48-year-old career Army man who fought in our two Iraq wars and has had two different yearlong deployments in the Afghanistan war. He’s often seen top commanders try to put I didn’t name that car, but I did become attached to it in a positive spin on a negative military situthe brief time my dad let me drive it. When I finally ation, but in our Afghanistan quagmire, escaped my parents’ house and started purchasing my own Davis saw that the candor gap had become $75 cars, I gave each one a name to fit its personality. In my a chasm, going from spin to outright lies. world, a car was a sidekick to which you entrusted your life. Last year, he heard the top U.S. comThere was a beastly metallic-green Dodge van with a mander in Afghanistan tell Congress that bent drive shaft that limited its maximum speed to 45 mph. the Taliban’s momentum there had been You couldn’t lumber very far in the badly rusted Green “arrested” and that our mission was “on Monster before the relentless vibration and exhaust fumes the right azimuth” to succeed. That went gave you a wicked headache. There was the Bumblebee, the against everything Davis himself was expeTurtle, and the Fecis (a badly compromised, baby-pukeriencing, and—most significantly—it defied beige Mitsubishi Precis), among others. what casualty statistics were revealing. “You Not one of those cars was worth stealing, and none of can’t spin the fact that more men are getthem measured up to Ramona. She was just a few years old ting blown up every year,” he says. when I got her, petite and curvy, and I named her after a So Davis became a whistle-blower, going feisty female Zapatista comandante. We went everywhere, to the media and Congress in January, and from San Diego to the Adirondacks, from Boise to the writing a scathing article in the Armed Forces Journal that asks pointedly: “How many more men THIS MODERN WORLD By Tom Tomorrow must die in support of a mission that is not succeeding?” Lt. Col. Davis knows that he’s now in a tough spot, having bluntly spoken truth about the powers that be—people who are many ranks above him. “I’m going to get nuked,” he says resignedly. Indeed, a Naval War College ethics teacher has already denigrated Davis as an underling who thinks that he “knows better” than the brass: “He’s gone outside channels,” sniffed this ethicist, “and he’s taking his chances on what happens to him.” Yes, he is, professor, and America needs more stand-up, truth-telling patriots like Danny Davis who have the guts to go outside channels when necessary.

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beaches of Carolina, from high-country two-tracks to the treacherous minefield “streets” of Sonoran colonias. She could do almost anything, and get 35 mpg doing it. Lately, though, she’d been feeling her age. The odometer crapped out somewhere around 220,000 miles. She had duct tape on the door frame and a “racing stripe” scar left by an unfortunate scrape with an ill-placed Dumpster. She would barely start on cold mornings and couldn’t go on the highway anymore because of a front-end vibration that felt like the earthquake ride at Universal Studios. As I gave my details to the suspicious cops, who interrogated me as if I was attempting some sort of insurance fraud, I had to ask, “Why in the hell would anyone steal this car?!” They gave me the usual story: Tucson is the autotheft capitol of the universe, and a mid-’90s Honda Civic is a favorite target—yeah, yeah, I know. But when I researched it, I discovered that Tucson is no longer the epicenter for stolen cars that it used to be. The raw number of car thefts here is about half of what it was 10 years ago, and the rate is less than a third of what it was. I called the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority to find out why car thefts had decreased. The executive director, Brian Salata, summed it up succinctly: “It’s a lot harder to steal a car than it was 20 years ago.” Anti-theft technology and multijurisdictional task forces have greatly diminished the infamous “joy rides” of years past. It’s easier to target the infrastructure of professional operations than the random behavior of teenage amateurs. When the cops found Ramona the next day, I went to the towing yard to take a look. She’d been violated, the poor thing. She was missing seats, the hood and even the rear bumper, which was covered with left-wing malcontent bumper stickers. I gathered up the dashboard mementos from our many travels and, eyes welling up, gave her a final hug and, “Sí se puede!” I was planning to donate her to KXCI FM 91.3 when she finally gave out, but I guess—as undignified as it may seem—being stolen and chopped up for parts has a certain elegiac logic to it. She expended much of her life in the service of la causa, and I only hope that whoever benefits from her discounted spoils also absorbs a little of the ethic by which she lived, which I felt so strongly on that last midnight cruise: The road is the destination, and the joy is in the ride.


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If Only the Legislature Were Doing Things to Help the Economy … I read your feature article “Blogislature 2012” (Feb. 9) and noticed the conspicuous absence of a heading for legislation regarding the Arizona economy—things like jobs, business development and balancing our state spending with income. I would think this would be important to cover. Many of the other issues could be partially solved if more people were employed and paying taxes, retailers were collecting more sales taxes, and more businesses were profitable enough to pay income taxes. In Tucson alone, new business licenses have declined for four years, and I imagine existing licenses have had a similar path downward. Let’s read more about what the Legislature is planning to do to help our economy and jobcreation, and less about issues that excite the far left and far right. Ken Smalley

Terri Proud Is Ignorant Regarding Muslims, Culture I am writing in response to your article “Blogislature 2012,” and Terri Proud’s sponsoring of HB 2563. It was her views about certain religions and cultures that prompted this letter, specifically this statement: “And even if you look at societies that have built their foundation on the Quran, look how primitive they still are based on that. There’s no art … .” Sadly, this Tucson representative is lacking in intellectual curiosity and knowledge of people she calls “primitive.” On the contrary, Islam’s history is rich in art, culture and architecture. Dubai, which is a modern Arab state, has the tallest building in the world at 162 floors. In Islamic Art and Architecture, author Robert Hillenbrand says: “Islamic Cordoba in its prime had no peer in Europe for the amenities of civilized life. … Its houses were supplied with hot and cold running water, its streets were lit at night, and its royal library had 40,000 books, where the major libraries in Western Europe scarcely had a thousand. In this city, Muslims, Christians and Jews lived together with a degree of harmony rare in the Middle Ages.” I suggest Ms. Proud get on the Internet, visit a library and investigate Islamic history. She would find a fascinating world awaiting her. Dorothea R. Winston

decline, and I will be happier when ties are completely gone. In addition to harboring all kinds of microbes, ties serve no useful purpose and can cause neck/head blood-circulation problems. I know this, because at one time, I was required to wear a tie at work. I was so happy when this requirement was dropped. Not only did my mood improve, but I also felt a sense of relief by not having a tie snugged up around my neck. Also, Tom complains about a “too-short skirt” on a school administrator. So what? Just avert your eyes, Tom, if you find something that doesn’t agree with you. During my high school years, I had a female teacher who wore short skirts, and she looked great! Her appearance did not affect the learning environment, except to say that I paid attention to her. I remember that teacher to this day, and it was because of the various life stories that she shared with our class. I don’t know if my attention would’ve been so keen if she had worn a pantsuit instead. Men’s ties, along with being a culturally bound clothing item, are an anachronism, and the sooner they are gone, the better. Skirt length is also culturally bound. Neither of these clothing choices affect the way a person thinks or presents themselves. Peter Ianchiou

Mythologically Speaking, the GOP Is Indeed Becoming a Greek Tragedy Regarding Jim Nintzel’s comments on Rush Limbaugh (“Rush Limbaugh Thinks Women Should Have to Post Videos of Themselves Having Sex If They Use Contraception Funded in Some Way by Government,” The Range, March 1): I think Sen. John McCain got it right a few weeks ago when he called the presidential primary a Greek tragedy, but there’s another GOP Greek tragedy bubbling up through the stirring pot of the GOP caldron. Watching the panel discussion on birth control where Sandra Fluke was not allowed to testify, the vote on the Blunt law, and the defamation of Fluke by Rush Limbaugh mythologically reminds me of the rape of Medusa by Poseidon in the temple of Athena. The beautiful Medusa was then turned into a demon because she had the gall to complain about the rape. Let’s see: What role is Limbaugh playing in this story, and what are the roles of the Republican women who voted for the Blunt law? I think women of all political stripes are ready to stick out our tongues, tap into some Medusian rage, and vote the GOP back to the Stone Age. Deborah Bird Debbora De borah h Bi rd d

Just Say No to Ties—But Hell Yes to Short Skirts! I am in agreement with most topics covered in Tom Danehy’s Feb. 23 column. But, once again, Tom has claimed that men wearing ties is somehow related to being a “professional.” Ties are nothing more than a holdover from the past. I am very happy to see them on the 8 WWW.TuCsON WEEKLY.COM

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measure that would force Tucson Water to service Painted Hills. The legislation has since been sliced and diced under pressure from opponents including the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Yuma and Casa Grande. Obviously, they sniff the potential for developer-driven mayhem on their own water-service boundaries. And it all could have been so easily avoided. After all, the Painted Hills developer was given that water-assurance letter in February 2007, guaranteeing access to city water if the project began within 12 months. By December of that year, Tucson had implemented an interim policy restricting water service to current boundaries. “There was some concern about the long-term viability of the city’s water supply if it kept expanding the service boundary area outside the city,” says Tucson Water attorney Chris Avery. Two months later, Painted Hills let its waterassurance letter lapse. In fact, the developer “did not come in and do anything with respect to water service until late September or early October of 2008,” Avery says. “They had every opportunity. When they got a water-assurance letter in the first place, they could have submitted a master plan by February 2008, and they would have been grandfathered in.” Richard Tettamant, top administrator for the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, didn’t return a call seeking comment about why the assurance letter was allowed to lapse. Given this convoluted history, the chutzpah of Rep. Stevens truly rankles local officials. As it stood when we last checked, his measure would force the city to serve any property lying within 1,500 feet of an existing city water line, or adjacent to utility pipes on a public right of way. Stevens didn’t return a phone call seeking comment. Nor did Lewis and Roca attorney Keri Silvyn, a prime cheerleader for his legislation. Silvyn is also board chairwoman for Imagine Greater Tucson, a sprawling, collaborative project aimed at creating a “shared regional vision” for our community. Unless that vision includes more sprawl—as in forcing Tucson Water to expand its service boundaries ad infinitum—Silvyn’s twin roles might be a tad contradictory. That’s certainly the opinion of Ward 1 Councilwoman Regina Romero, who has pushed to have Painted Hills preserved as open space. “I just think it’s such hypocrisy,” Romero says of Silvyn. “She’s the attorney who went up to the state Legislature to do this bill, which would potentially dismantle our water policy, and make us service anyone who asks for water outside of the city.”

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t first glance, it’s tough to imagine Painted Hills as the source of a protracted fight over Tucson’s water future. Hushed in the afternoon calm, slopes dotted by saguaros, these hills could be a poster child for Sonoran Desert tranquility. But they’re also bone-dry. And that’s the whole point. Back in 2005, the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System spent $27 million for the Painted Hills property, which covers 289 acres near the westside junction of Anklam Road and Speedway Boulevard. That whopping price tag, wildly beyond the appraised value, left local real-estate wags scratching their heads. Seven years later, the pension fund seems stuck with a pricey white elephant. The developer, Land Baron Investments of Las Vegas, has yet to build a single house at Painted Hills, for reasons that may mostly be due to its own sloppiness. In a nutshell, the developer let its serviceassurance letter from Tucson Water expire. In the meantime, the city clamped down on its ever-expanding service boundaries, leaving Painted Hills out in the cold. Enter the lawyers. By 2008, attorneys with the law firm Lewis and Roca had notified the city of their intention to sue for damages totaling $46.25 million. Two years later, that case was dismissed in Superior Court. A year after that, it was also rejected by the Arizona Court of Appeals. Amid this litigation, the Tucson City Council temporarily caved, voting to annex Painted Hills and thereby ensuring municipal water service. But the council reversed itself a week later, requesting that Pima County consider acquiring the area through a land trade, and then bring it into nearby Tucson Mountain Park. The county, however, claimed it had no property available to swap. Not that county officials weren’t quite familiar with Painted Hills. In 1997, taxpayers approved a bond package that included $1.8 million to purchase the property for open space. Another bond election, in 2004, boosted that amount to $4.5 million. But the county and Painted Hills’ previous owners could never settle on a price for an area ranked among the largest tracts of virgin Sonoran Desert near town. Eventually, it was the pensioners of Dallas who found themselves vested in a picturesque property completely devoid of water. Which brings us to an especially timely axiom: When all else fails, go to the Arizona State Legislature—particularly if there’s the chance for a poke at Tucson or Pima County. In February, Republican Rep. David Stevens of Sierra Vista ushered in House Bill 2416, a

Ivy Schwartz: “The Legislature is doing an end run around the citizens of Pima County.” Should that bill pass—its fortunes were up in the air as of our press deadline—Painted Hills would be probably be first in line. And to Ivy Schwartz, that would be a crime. “In two bond elections, the voters approved the area to be bought for open space,” says Schwartz, president of the Tucson Mountains Association, a neighborhood group long opposed the development. “So the Legislature is doing an end run around the citizens of Pima County, and even doing an end run around the courts, to try to force the city to provide water to a development there. “It’s really very sad,” she says, “because not only is that incredible property—along a scenic highway that goes over Gates Pass to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum—but they would also take out 900 saguaros. They would blade the desert. They would disrupt wildlife linkages. “There are all those conservation reasons why that would be a terrible thing to happen. But in a broader sense, the Republicans who vote for these kinds of things are the same ones who are constantly saying that they believe in local control. … And then they turn right around and tell the cities and counties what to do.” Carolyn Campbell is executive director of the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, which works to preserve open space such as Painted Hills. “The people from Dallas,” she says, “who speculated on a piece of property in the Tucson Mountains, and spent about six times more than it’s worth, are leaving no stone unturned. “They’ve gone to court and lost twice. The court decisions were both pretty clear. So when all else fails, go to the Legislature, because the Legislature will do anything—regardless of whether it’s legal or constitutional.”

If Republican voters were hoping to get some idea of how the Congressional District 8 candidates differ on the issues, last week’s forum before the Republican club of Precinct 388 didn’t do them much good. Only three of the four candidates in the race to finish Gabrielle Giffords’ congressional term were onstage; Martha McSally, the former Air Force fighter pilot who is making her political debut, was in Washington, D.C. to take care of some campaign business. So the forum featured state Sen. Frank Antenori, 2010 GOP nominee Jesse Kelly and sports-broadcaster and marketing-businessman Dave Sitton. All three agreed on most of the topics: They all dislike Washington, spending, taxes and regulations; they all believe Barack Obama has to go; none of them support a path to normalization for immigrants who entered the country illegally or overstayed their visas; they’re all ready to get rid of the federal Department of Education; and so on. There were a few elbows tossed. Antenori stressed his political experience in the trenches of the Arizona Legislature and busted on Sitton’s suggestion that the federal government do an audit of all spending. Antenori said an audit would be “very, very expensive” and “a waste of time.” “The thing you have to do is what we did here in Arizona,” Antenori said. “You crack open the budget; you break out the big red marker; and you starting lining stuff out and reducing spending.” On a lighter note, Antenori (a former Green Beret) and Kelly (a former Marine) clashed, with much laughter, over Army and Marine rivalries. For the most part, the debate was a collegial affair where the candidates worked to reassure the audience that they were all true conservatives rather than tearing into each other. So we’d chalk it up as a wash among the candidates. Kelly probably has highest name ID among likely GOP voters in the April 17 primary. That seems confirmed by a poll conducted by Citizens United, a conservative group that has endorsed Kelly. (Admittedly, the poll is nearly a month old and was done by a group with a dog in the fight, but the other candidates haven’t done much to lift their name ID since then.) If Kelly does indeed have a lead, we’d say a wash is a win for him. Early voting starts on Thursday, March 22, so there’s not that much time for the other candidates to overtake Kelly. Of course, Antenori saw the forum differently: In a press release, he declared himself the winner, saying that he demonstrated “a superior command of the issues facing Southern Arizonans.” That brought an amusing snipe back from Team Sitton, which posted a note on the Dave Sitton for Congress Facebook page: “This type of meaningless bombast exemplifies why so many are angry and disappointed with the

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TAYLOR, ALEXANDER JOIN KVOA NBC affiliate KVOA Channel 4 announced the hiring of two news anchors, both with ties to Tucson. Allison Alexander has been hired as the stationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s noon and 4 p.m. news anchor, replacing Martha Vazquez, who resigned following a shoplifting incident. Alexander worked for KGUN Channel 9 from 2002 to 2004 and more recently was a fill-in morning anchor for KTVK in Phoenix. Alexander also had anchor stints with WLNE in Providence, R.I., and WOIO in Cleveland. Her first day at KVOA is slated for March 19. Rebecca Taylor has accepted the weekend news-anchor position. Taylor worked in that slot before, and also had stints in Phoenix and at KMSB Channel 11. Taylor left Tucson in 2010 for Nashville, Tenn. Her first day back at KVOA will be March 21.

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Battle Over Ballots BY MARI HERRERAS, mherreras@tucsonweekly.com ucson attorney Bill Risner stood before a Pima County Superior Court judge earlier this month and asked the court to take another look at the 2006 Regional Transportation Authority election. Risner said there was enough apparent foul play involved for the court to change how ballots are counted in the county. Yes, folks: The election-integrity battle rages on. In the May 2006 RTA election, voters approved a 20-year, $2.1 billion transportation plan funded by a half-cent increase in the sales tax, with 60 percent of voters supporting the plan, and 58 percent supporting the half-cent sales tax. Risner and other critics questioned the results when the plan passed, citing conflicting polls and precinct reports, and pointing out that the growth lobby had a lot to gain in a $2.1 billion plan to pay for roads and improvements. Among other things, activists asked the state Attorney General’s Office to look at anomalies detected in computer software that the county used to track votes. The anomalies issue led to a successful public-records lawsuit in 2010 that gave the Pima County Democratic Party access to the computer database for the RTA election. The next legal challenge: asking the court to allow the public to look at the RTA ballots and other elections materials still in storage. Before that hearing ended, then-Attorney General Terry Goddard had the ballots inspected and counted, and determined there was no foul play. Critics, however, contended that a forensic analysis of the ballots should be done, and that key election reports were missing. Later in 2010, Pima County Superior Court Judge Charles Harrington ruled that he had no jurisdiction to release the ballots or rule on how votes are counted in Pima County. However, the Libertarian Party successfully appealed Harrington’s ruling last year, with the Arizona Court of Appeals declaring that courts do have jurisdiction to issue orders for fair and transparent elections if the legislative branch fails to intervene. In his latest complaint, Risner recapped evidence discussed at previous hearings, which includes the fact that an elections employee took copies of balloting data home during elections; an elections employee illegally printed early election results during elections; and that the county purchased a computer tool called a crop scanner, prior to the RTA election, that can be used to change election results. (See “Count the Votes,” Oct. 23, 2008, and numerous stories the Tucson Weekly has written on the subject since 2007.)

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Bill Risner: “We want an order to keep them from cheating in the future. This court does have jurisdiction to see that the Constitution is followed in Arizona.” “This is a problem for every single person in Arizona,” Risner told Pima County Superior Judge Kyle Bryson on March 5, responding to the county’s argument to dismiss a 76-page complaint Risner filed Jan. 12 along with Tucson attorney Ralph Ellinwood. “This is a problem for a society that has determined to resolve issues” by electing candidates through a process of who gets the most votes, Risner said. This case, he said, is about “protecting the purity of elections” so county residents know their votes are counted honestly. Ronna Fickbohm, a private attorney representing the county, filed that motion to dismiss on Jan. 24. Risner is asking the court for a jury trial, and to depose many of the same witnesses called in previous hearings, including members of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, county elections director Brad Nelson, and elections employee Bryan Crane. Risner told Judge Bryson that the Court of Appeals decision was clear: His court can rule on whether tampering occurred, and how tampering can be prevented in future elections. “We want an order to keep them from cheating in the future,” Risner said. “This court does have jurisdiction to see that the Constitution is followed in Arizona.” Risner argued that Bryson also has the power to prevent the county from continuing to use a system that produced allegedly fraudulent results.

One suggestion outlined in Risner’s complaint is that the county should find an alternative to the current Diebold optical-scanning system used to count votes. The Diebold system involves placing vote totals on memory cards that can be easily manipulated, Risner said. He wants each ballot to be graphically scanned and available to the public. “We do want the court to require a procedure that will prevent a repeat,” Risner said. When Fickbohm made her motion to dismiss, she used an argument similar to one the county has made in the past: This issue can’t be fixed in court or by re-examining the 2006 RTA ballots, and that the Legislature is the proper body to resolve the issue. “The remedy is to go to the Legislature,” Fickbohm said, adding that the five days allowed under Arizona law to review election ballots “just isn’t enough. We need more than five days.” As for Risner’s request for a forensic examination of the 2006 ballots, Fickbohm said that would be illegal under state law. Obtaining the ballots requires “legislative permission,” she said. “So that’s the first problem,” Fickbohm argued. The second problem, she said, is Risner’s request to allow the graphic scanning of the ballots. “This is the Legislature’s realm … (to allow) the rapid scanning of ballots and release them to the public,” she said, adding that federal approval may also be required. A ruling from Bryson is expected soon.

current political process. Politicians are only too eager to declare their opinion as fact without consultation and input from those they should be representing. What we suspect people want from perpetual politicians like Frank is a little more listening and a lot less posturing and self-serving proclamations.” While he was striking back on Facebook, Sitton told The Skinny last week that he hoped the debates would continue to be friendly. If that’s the case, the rest of the GOP contenders might be losing their best opportunity to bring down Kelly before primary day. By the time you read this, it’ll be too late for you to get to the SaddleBrooke debate from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, at the Mountain View Club House, 38759 S. Mountain View Blvd. But you still may have a chance to see the four candidates as the Sabino Teenage Republicans host a debate from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15, at Sabino High School, 5000 N. Bowes Road. The candidates will also be making TV appearances this week and next on KUAT Channel 6’s Arizona Illustrated, and all four will meet in a televised debate on the program next Wednesday, March 21. Arizona Illustrated airs at 6:30 p.m.; you can also watch the segments at azpm.org.

SEE YOU IN COURT The dysfunctional saga of state Rep. Daniel Patterson got even weirder last week. As we’ve reported in recent weeks, Patterson’s political career took a turn for the worse when he got into a fight with his girlfriend, Georgette Escobar, as they were breaking up. To sum up a messy story: Escobar claimed that Patterson roughed her up and stole her dog; he said she was lying and had a criminal history that included domestic abuse, drug-possession charges and car theft. Escobar told The Skinny last week that she was leaving town, because Patterson had blown her secret identity that she assumed while on the run from an abusive ex. She said that even though she was clean and sober these days, she needed to make a fresh start somewhere else. She didn’t get far before ending up in La Paz County Jail last week on charges of meth possession. We’re told that Escobar managed to make bail and is due back in court on March 16. Meanwhile, Patterson had his own court date as city of Tucson prosecutors went after him on four misdemeanor domestic-violence charges, including domestic-violence assault, domestic-violence disorderly conduct, domestic-violence imprisonment and domestic-violence harassment. On Thursday, March 8, Patterson pleaded not guilty to the charges; his attorney,

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COINCIDENTAL CO-ED CAPER UA AREA MARCH 4, 9:34 A.M.

A naked man—apparently intent on having sex with a UA student—was thwarted after he climbed into the wrong bed at a residence hall, according to a UA Police Department report. UA officers were called to the Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, 1010 N. Park Ave., where they met a female resident who claimed that a strange man had entered her room earlier that morning and tried to get into bed with her. When she began screaming, the man asked her, “Are you sure this is the wrong room?” according to the report. At that point, a woman who lives across the hall entered the room, addressed the man and handed him a green article of clothing to “conceal his nude body,” the report said. The woman and the man then left the scene. The victim said her room had been mostly dark at the time of the incident, but that she saw “the male’s buttocks and his flaccid penis surrounded by pubic hair.” She told police she wanted to press charges. The man was later found across the hall wearing green boxer shorts. He insisted that he had been wearing them when he entered the wrong room. After he was dressed, police searched the man and found a generic Adderall pill, which the man could not prove was prescribed for him. He was taken to jail.

BEER IN THE TRASH WEST RUTHRAUFF ROAD FEB. 7, 10:01 P.M.

A liquor-store employee allegedly tried to swipe beer from the store by hiding it in a trash bin, a Pima County Sheriff’s Department report stated. Deputies went to the Super H liquor store, 2710 W. Ruthrauff Road, and met with the owner, who said she had seen one of her employees taking a cart to the trash bin that day, and that she believed “something strange was going on.” She said another employee later found two 12-packs of Tecate in the trash bin beneath some discarded cardboard. Deputies checked the trash bin and recovered the beer, which was still cold. The owner said she had told the subject earlier to leave for the rest of the evening. When deputies went to his home, the subject eventually admitted stashing the beer in the trash bin, but said he hadn’t planned to retrieve it, and that if the garbage truck picked it up, that was fine with him. The subject was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting.

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he annual SXSW festival is under way this week, funneling film, music and digital-interactive hipsters into the city of Austin in the quest for gift bags and free booze. However, whenever there are a bunch of techsavvy people in their 20s and 30s gathering in one area, everyone is on their smart phones—which causes a bandwidth issue, slowing to a trickle texts and the time it takes to log in to Foursquare. However, one group tackled that 21st-century issue with a unique solution: homeless persons operating as Wi-Fi hotspots. BBH Labs handed out portable Wi-Fi devices with 4G connectivity to a number of Austin’s homeless, along with a T-shirt announcing their online capabilities. The person needing to get online introduces themselves, hands over the fee (BBH suggests $2 per 15 minutes) and then gets online. The company organizing the event compares the service to an update on the “street newspaper” model, but there is a weird element to the whole thing, considering the buyer will be standing next to a homeless person doing something with their expensive digital device in the process. However, something that takes a service in high demand (reliable connections to the Internet) and creates income for people trying to get back on their feet is a net positive, even if the gimmick is somewhat weird and mildly dystopian (turning people into infrastructure)? I can always use a reminder when I have the selfish impulse to be constantly online that some people have real problems.

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THE WEEK ON THE RANGE We tried to figure out what on earth Tucson Unified board member Michael Hicks was talking about on Facebook; shed a tear for the hard life of the modern member of Congress; grimaced as we had to recount another week of Daniel Patterson news; translated Al Melvin’s Twitter feed; nodded our heads as the conservative National Review described Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Obama birth-certificate quest as a trip to a “political mental ward”; recapped the first Republican debate in the 8th Congressional District race; sighed as we read a local radio talk-show host’s classless Facebook posts; and discussed the highlights of this week’s political events with Carolyn Cox and Jeff Rogers on Arizona Illustrated’s Political Roundtable, with your host, Jim Nintzel. We cooked up some local greens; praised the beer gods for another night of tastings at Borderlands Brewing; let you know where to find delicious local cupcakes; and cleared our schedules for the forthcoming Tucson Taco Festival. We wondered if Eddie Murphy should consider firing his agent; watched a Taiwanese take on the SXSW experience and shared NPR’s mixtape for the music side of the event; tried to find Murray State on a map; encouraged you to see Said the Whale at Plush (although you missed your chance); introduced you to some of the speakers at the Tucson Festival of Books; announced your opportunity to win concert tickets and limited-edition vinyl from Electric Guest; snuck up behind Garry Shandling with Wilbur the Wildcat; pondered the ethics of the dog collar; puzzled over how someone could spend a million dollars on Cabbage Patch Kids; asked you to look deeper into the “Kony 2012” meme; introduced new news anchors at KVOA Channel 4; hid under our desks after watching a robot run on a treadmill; laughed at the pain of Chicago Cubs fans; and scolded Paste magazine for slighting Tucson’s music scene.

COMMENT OF THE WEEK “Rats! I wanted to run next year! Seems to me the trouble to the voters is minimal, and the whole project adds to Arizona’s quirky charm. There should be a referendum. Don’t let this go uncontested!” —TucsonWeekly.com commenter “Jeffrey Owens” stands up for citizen democracy and Project White House (“Capitol Chatter,” Currents, March 8).

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Joe St. Louis, claimed his client had legislative immunity and that a trial couldn’t move forward until the legislative session wraps up. Tucson City Prosecutor Baird Greene said his office is prepared to argue against the use of legislative immunity, because domestic violence falls under “breach of peace,” which is not protected under the immunity clause in the Arizona Constitution. Meanwhile, Patterson is facing more problems in Phoenix. The House Ethics Committee was set to meet earlier this week to decide how to move forward with the ethics complaint brought against Patterson by his fellow Democratic lawmakers. In the run-up to the ethics hearing, House Speaker Andy Tobin stripped Patterson of his right to vote on bills in committees, although Patterson retains the right to vote on bills when they come to the floor. Patterson got yet more bad news on Monday, March 12, when the Democratic Committee in Patterson’s Legislative District 29 voted 14-0, with one abstention, to pass this resolution: “With criminal charges and an ethics investigation by the House of Representatives pending, the LD 29 Democrats call for the resignation of Rep. Daniel Patterson for lack of decorum and professionalism.”

BY DAVID MENDEZ, mailbag@tucsonweekly.com bill to allow people with concealedweapons permits to carry guns on college campuses has stalled in the Arizona Senate. Lobbyist Todd Rathner, a board member of the National Rifle Association, said that Senate Bill 1474 ran into trouble after passing the Senate Judiciary Committee in early February. “There were a number of Republicans who made it clear that it’s more important for them to become re-elected than support the Second Amendment,” Rathner said on March 8. “Right now, I just don’t know what’s going to happen.” A similar bill passed the Legislature last year, only to be vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer. The bill has run into opposition from administrators and staff from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona; police chiefs from around the state; and student groups from each institution. Despite that opposition, Rathner—who has successfully pushed a number of bills loosening firearm regulations through the Legislature in recent years—says that lawmakers should support it because “we have to do what is right, and what is right is not always popular.” In an effort to derail the bill, the Arizona Board of Regents issued a news release on Feb. 29 detailing the estimated costs of installing and maintaining gun lockers that the universities would need to purchase if they wanted to keep weapons out of campus buildings. The release said SB 1474 would cost the three universities a combined total of $13.3 million immediately, with $3.1 million in annual costs. The UA has said it would be on the hook for $6.7 million in one-time installation costs, and $693,000 in personnel costs, including additional campus police. Pima Community College officials had not determined the projected costs as of press time. The bill doesn’t make it clear where the funds to pay for the construction and installation of the lockers would come from; that fact made a number of legislators skittish. But Rathner, along with other lobbyists from the NRA and the Arizona Citizens Defense League, has a simple solution: Get rid of the gun-locker provision entirely. Officials at the schools remain opposed to the bill, with or without lockers. The faculty organizations at both UA and PCC have passed resolutions against SB 1474. Dolores Duran-Cerda, president of PCC’s Faculty Senate, said forcing students and faculty members to study and work in an environment where weapons are present would be detrimental to learning. She also is concerned that allow-

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ing weapons on campus would stifle debate and discussion of controversial topics. “In academics, there’s supposed to be freedom of expression,” Duran-Cerda said. “Will students be allowed to speak the way they want to, and give their opinion freely without someone shooting them? It just doesn’t seem appropriate in the classroom.” JC Mutchler, a UA South associate professor of history, and the secretary of the UA Faculty Senate—as well as a gun-owner—said that the standards for concealed-weapons training under current law don’t require the experience necessary for gun-owners to maintain the accuracy needed in high-stress, emergency situations. UA Police Chief Anthony Daykin agreed. “The reality is that training has been diluted to the point where it’s essentially nonexistent,” he said, referring to training courses that allow people to obtain a concealed-weapon permit by taking a single, one-hour class. Daykin said students have told him that if faced with a dangerous situation, they were likely

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continued from Page 14 “Tucson was still a Mexican pueblo, numbering very few white women among its bona fide citizens, and Nellie was the first of her sex to embark solo in a business enterprise. Her frank manner, her self-reliant spirit, and her emphatic and fascinating Celtic brogue impressed me very much, and indicated that she was a woman of strong character and marked individuality.” Clum soon learned just how strong this Irishwoman’s character was. Cashman was about 34, but she had already embarked on what would be a long career of “stampeding” to gold and silver rushes all around the West. She had demonstrated an uncanny ability to sniff out just where and when a mining strike would yield pay dirt. When silver was discovered in Pioche, Nev., Cashman got there in the peak year of 1872, and earned good money running a boardinghouse. She next stampeded to British Columbia at the height of the 1874 gold rush. Now here she was in Tucson, a dusty desert burg that was about to boom—but not on account of gold or silver. The railroad was on its way to the isolated settlement, and once the rails were laid, trains would bring goods of previously unimaginable variety, not to mention travelers in need of the hospitality services that Cashman knew how to deliver. Nellie wanted in on the action. She named her new eatery Delmonico, after the famous restaurant in New York City, and declared in her Citizen ad of Aug. 14, 1879, that “The Best Meals in the City Can be obtained here.” Yet she stayed in Tucson only a short time before rushing to the silver boomtown of Tombstone, where she earned steady money feeding and housing miners, and less-steady but more-spectacular payoffs from investments in silver claims. It was a pattern Cashman would repeat over and over, at mining camps in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, British Columbia and Alaska, where she lived the last 27 years of her long life. She would put down stakes, pull them up again when the ore petered out, and embark on another restless search for the next big thing. She made “pile” after “pile” in her mining and business ventures—the better to help some Catholic order of nuns or a downtrodden workingman, preferably a miner from the Ould Sod. With hospitals and churches and rescues to her name, she earned the titles of “Angel of the Cassiar” and “Angel of Tombstone.” As a rare woman in the rough-and-ready mining world, she regularly made the newspapers. On Nov. 23, 1889, the Arizona Daily Star noted, “Tucson was visited yesterday, or rather revisited by one of the most extraordinary women in America, Nellie Cashman, whose name and face have been familiar in every important mining camp or district on the coast for more than 20 years. She rode into town from Casa Grande on horseback, a jaunt that would have nearly prostrated the average man from fatigue.” Her intuition about whether a mining site would yield gold or worthless dust was so 16 WWW.TuCsON WEEKLY.COM

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The U.S. Postal Service honored the pioneering businesswoman and miner with a postage stamp in 1994. sharp, the reporter added, that old-time miners “believed she had a supernatural source of information and hailed her arrival (at a mining camp) as a good omen.” During her lifetime and after, Cashman was the heroine of countless tall tales. She told some of them herself. In 1889, she casually mentioned to the Star reporter that she was just back from Africa—a trip not documented anywhere in the historical record. She intended to return, she declared, “to explore a hitherto unheard-of diamond mine.” Her nephew, Mike Cunningham, also told quite a few. He loved to regale reporters with the story of how his fearless Aunt Nellie drove her wagon by night in Apache country—before Geronimo’s surrender in 1886—to rescue a pair of scared small boys. Her admirers nearly always remarked on her Irish charm, calling her the “queen of the Irish miners” and praising her Celtic brogue and wit. And given her unconventional life, living among men in rough camps, most writers hastened to assure readers of her modesty and virtue. After her death, Nellie inspired a stack of books, whose authors inevitably call her “indomitable,” “stalwart” and “angelic.” She was a character in the late-1950s TV series about

Wyatt Earp, and the U.S. Postal Service honored her with a 29-cent stamp in 1994. Cashman has been inducted into the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame, the Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail and the Alaska Mining Hall of Fame. It’s not always easy to ferret out the truth behind the myth, especially with the passage of time. Researchers clash even on the most basic facts about her life: when she was born, when she came from Ireland to America, and how she traveled to the West. Still, it’s possible to track her trail through public records, and the newspapers that chronicled her exploits and ran ads for her businesses. Her story is remarkable enough in its own right, but it also helps trace the Irish all over the West in the late 19th century, from bustling San Francisco to the most hellish of mining camps.

Out of Ireland

Though Nellie Cashman spent much of her life in the parched American West, she began it in the impossibly green southwest of Ireland. She was born in County Cork, in the parish of Midleton (Irish name: Mainistir na Corann), near the coast, where the Celtic Sea meets the Atlantic. No birth records survive. Cashman’s tomb-

stone in Canada lists a birth date of 1844, but a Midleton baptismal certificate for Ellen Cashman is dated Oct. 15, 1845, according to Don Chaput, author of the detailed biography Nellie Cashman and the North American Mining Frontier. The birth of her younger sister, Frances, several years later is also unrecorded. Whatever the exact date of her entrance into the world, Nellie was born into a catastrophe. In the early months of 1845, “the potato crops looked splendid,” one famine refugee later remembered, “but one fine morning in July, there was a cry around that some blight had stuck the potato stalks.” The fungus destroyed potato crops all over Europe, but in poverty-stricken Ireland, where one-third of the 8 million Irish subsisted entirely on the potato, the results were devastating. By 1846, the blight had destroyed nearly every potato plant in Ireland. The fields were “one wide waste of putrefying vegetation,” a priest from Cork reported. Every subsequent year through the early 1850s, the crops failed, and failed again. The deaths followed quickly. Between 1.1 million and 1.5 million people—almost 20 percent of the Irish population—perished from starvation and disease. Unable to pay rent and evicted from their cottages, the starving dropped in the lanes and workhouses. The Irish, aptly, called the crisis not a famine but An Gorta Mór, the Great Hunger. There was plenty of food in Ireland, but beef, grain and dairy products continued to be exported to Ireland’s colonial rulers throughout the starvation years. The indifference of Protestant England to Catholic Ireland’s sufferings is welldocumented, but historian Kerby Miller writes that the better-off Catholic Irish also exploited their own countrymen. Cork was one of the hardest-hit counties, and in the county seat, some 13 miles from Cashman’s childhood home, the Catholic mayor ordered his magistrates “to drive rural refugees from the town.” Many of the town’s Catholic merchants “speculat(ed) in foodstuffs”; small shopkeepers jacked up the prices of scarce food. The young Nellie would have heard her parents speaking of the hardheartedness of the English overlords and the Irish shopkeepers, and she would have seen the wraithlike beggars haunting the lanes. Perhaps the Cashmans were among the homeless hordes roaming the countryside; Nellie’s father, Patrick, was apparently among the famine dead. The starving Irish scrambled to get off an island that had become a death trap. As many as 2 million escaped in the late 1840s and early 1850s, and Nellie’s hard-hit Cork lost more people than any other county, through both death and emigration. The panic-stricken refugees tumbled onto the coffin ships sailing out of the port of Cobh, close to Nellie’s village of Midleton, and sailed the Atlantic. Some people died en route; the rest were tossed into Canada or the U.S. cities of the Eastern Seaboard. Before long, the three remaining Cashmans joined the exodus. Young Nellie had learned lessons that would stay with her all of her life: Work as hard as you can. Make as much money as you can. Share what you have with the desperate. And get the hell out of Dodge when the money dries up.


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Nellie’s mother, Frances Cashman, brought her two daughters to Boston. The 1865 city directory lists her as a widow living at 328 Federal St. Boston was already a strong Irish enclave, and the directory lists no fewer than 16 Cashman households on one page, along with a cascade of Cassidys and Cavanaughs. The all-female Cashman family fit the distinctive profile of the emigrant Irish. Some 52 percent of the Irish pouring out of the ships were women, many of them single and looking for work. Most of the young Irishwomen in Massachusetts worked in the textile mills, or as “Bridgets,” domestic servants in the houses of the well-to-do. But Nellie took a different path from the get-go. She often told the story of how she worked as an elevator operator as a young woman. One day, she claimed, she piloted Ulysses S. Grant to his desired floor. In Cashman’s telling, Grant gave her a classic piece of 19th-century advice, with a twist: “Go West, young woman, go West.” Many of the immigrant Irish stayed in the East, where they faced discrimination and poor living conditions in crowded districts in Boston, New York and Philadelphia. But after the trauma of the famine—the deaths, the hard voyage, the loss of home—many never wanted to move again. Others kept going, clear across the American continent. Scholar David M. Emmons calls these Irish rovers the two-boat Irish. Some— like Nellie—were extraordinarily restless, ricocheting all over the West, laying its railroads and mining its ore. In the far reaches of the continent, they escaped some of the racial bigotry of the East, the land of “No Irish Need Apply.” Here, the Chinese, not the Irish, were the reviled minority. By the late 1860s, the three Cashmans had surfaced in San Francisco, a city that was already one-third Irish. It’s not entirely clear how they got there. Biographer Chaput has them sailing to Panama, crossing the isthmus by train, and boarding a second boat to San Francisco. Rival biographer Ron W. Fischer places the journey a few years later, and has Nellie and company riding rapidly across America on the new transcontinental railroad. Whatever the case, by 1869, the family was jammed into a boardinghouse at 336 Fifth St. Fellow boarder Thomas J. Cunningham, also Irish-born, was now prospering, making sturdy boots for miners. Love blossomed in the close quarters, and by the next year, young Fanny Cashman and Tom Cunningham were wed. Perhaps it was conversations with her new brother-in-law that persuaded Nellie to head for the mining camps. With Fanny embarking on a childbearing life that would eventually give her six children (five of whom lived to adulthood), Nellie left town with her mother, bound for the silver boomtown of Pioche, Nev.

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In 1872, the Cashmans opened a boardinghouse in Pinaca Flats, 10 miles from the Pioche mines. Pioche was more camp than town, with hastily constructed buildings and dusty streets,

plentiful saloons and brothels, and smoke from the smelters blackening the mountain air. It was a violent place, populated mostly by men on the make, and deaths by gunshot were all too common. Like most of the Western mines, the place had plenty of Irish—the Cashmans bought their Miner’s Boarding House from a David Leahy—and Irish names all too often crowded the crime reports in the Pioche Daily Record. David Neagle, son of an Irish immigrant, shot an Irishman in the face; he later turned up in Tombstone on the other side of the law, as a police chief and deputy U.S. marshal. And the Daily Record gave lavish attention to the town’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The Catholic priest was a Father Scanlan, and Nellie was only too happy to help him with fundraising, as she would often do for Catholic institutions in the future. Chaput reports that in October 1873, Cashman and a Miss Kehoe ran a table at the church bazaar, selling fancy cakes and cigars, and raking in a surprising $389. The Cashmans were apparently doing brisk business as well. In Nellie’s second year in Pioche, an ad in the local paper announced that the “proprietress” had expanded her boarding house. But the silver mines were already beginning to play out, and the miners were turning their attention to a silver strike in California’s Panamint Mountains, and a gold boom in British Columbia. The miners soon stampeded out of town, and Nellie had no intention of being left behind. On Oct. 17, 1873, she sold her boarding house, so newly and proudly renovated, and skedaddled back to San Francisco. She’d soon be in on that gold rush herself, carrying a new name: Pioche Nellie. Up in the cold North Country, the Nellie legend accelerated. She left San Francisco in 1874 with an allmale party of “six adventurous spirits,” she related in a late-life interview. “We tossed up a coin, heads for South Africa, tails for British Columbia. It fell tails, so we went up North.” If Clum later exaggerated the scarcity of white women in Tucson, in Cassiar, British Columbia, Cashman was indeed rare. The newspapers regularly reported sightings. “Miss Nellie Cashman was one of the few white women who reached Cassiar last year,” The Daily British Colonist reported in February 1875. “She is a native of Limerick, Ireland, aged about 22, rather pretty and possesses all the vivacity as well as the push and energy inherent to her race.” With exquisite timing, Nellie had hit Cassiar just when the gold bonanza was booming. In Pioche, the mines were in the hands of large operators, but here in gold country, an individual could go out on his—or her—own and prospect away. Nellie sold the miners “bed, board and booze,” as Chaput indelicately put it, and on her own, she picked up the riches lying out practically in the open. She started buying up claims and investing in other miners, “grubstaking” them with money and supplies for a share of the profits. She won her angel wings for a daring rescue that sounds apocryphal, though it was breathlessly recorded by the newspapers of the day: Cashman almost single-handedly saved a continued on next page

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continued from Page 17 party of miners snowbound and food-deprived in the freezing hinterlands. She snowshoed in with a team of men sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d hired, and brought the sick men food and lime juiceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an antidote to scurvy. When she stuck around to nurse the stricken miners, the authorities back at Fort Wrangel were so alarmed by her long absence that they sent out a search party. They found Cashman â&#x20AC;&#x153;encamped on the ice â&#x20AC;Ś cooking her evening meal by the heat of a wood fire and humming a lively air,â&#x20AC;? the Colonist reported. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So happy, contented and comfortable did she appear that the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;boys in blueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sat down and took tea with her.â&#x20AC;? The new Angel of Cassiar evidently accumulated an excellent pile. She sent the huge sum of $500 to her mother in San Francisco. She had befriended the Sisters of St. Ann in Victoria, British Columbia, and she dunned her friends and contributed her own cash to build the nuns a hospital. And when the Cassiar gold mines started petering out in 1876, she took her leave.

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After alighting in San Francisco for a year or two, the peripatetic Cashman decided to try the desert Southwest on for size, exchanging cold country for hot. In 1878, she rode the train south, switching to the Southern Pacific line at Los Angeles and riding as far as Yuma. Travelers still had to take the stagecoach from Yuma to Tucson, but Cashman planned to

make her next fortune on the tracks that would soon connect West to Eastâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;right through the Old Pueblo. Tucson was still small enough that the Arizona Daily Star reported Nellieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrival on Oct. 10, 1878. Tucson was a backwater, â&#x20AC;&#x153;an odd city, more like an ancient Bible town than anything else, with its narrow streets, and rows of low-walled, flat-roofed adobes,â&#x20AC;? journalist Clara Spalding Brown reported after passing through in 1880. But some things would have been familiar to Cashman. The Old Pueblo had long been Catholic, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet had arrived almost a decade earlier, in 1870, to open Catholic schools. By 1880, the nuns would have St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital up and running. Tucson had a small but vibrant Irish communityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;142 Irish-born in a city of 7,000 people in 1880, as Tucson Weekly writer Dave Devine recounted in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Welcoming the Trainâ&#x20AC;? (March 14, 2002). Cashman settled on a central location for Delmonicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, in the downtown church plazaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a tiny fragment of which still survives among the colorful buildings of La Placita. The eatery wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too far from where the new train depot would be, and the first San AgustĂ­n Church (since demolished) was a hop-skip away. So were the downtown hotels and saloons, businesses that would guarantee hungry customers. Nellie was all set to profit from the coming railroad boomâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but then her attention was diverted. Cashmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new friend at the Citizen, John Clum, a wanderer on a scale to match her continued on Page 20


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John Clum, founder of the Daily Arizona Citizen and the Tombstone Epitaph, took this photo of his old friend Nellie when he ran into her in Dawson, Yukon Territory, in June 1898. Clum was passing through on postal-service business; Nellie, then about 50, had stampeded north to join the gold rush. Besides prospecting, she ran the store pictured in the photo. The adjoining Hotel Donovan had an Irish name common in her native County Cork, Ireland.

continued from Page 18 own, had begun running excited articles about Ed Schieffelin’s silver strike west of the Dragoon Mountains, 71 miles southeast of Tucson. Despite being warned he would find only his “tombstone” in those bleak hills in Apache country, Schieffelin had struck ore so rich that he “could sink his pick-head up to its handle,” Tom Sheridan recounts in Arizona: A History. A partner pronounced it the best silver he’d ever seen. No sleepy Bible town could compete with the excitement of hardscrabble Tombstone, where unfathomable riches might be won. Cashman soon hightailed it out of Tucson, and by April 1, 1880, had opened a “gents furnishing store” on Allen Street, Tombstone’s incipient main drag. (Clum also took his own advice: He sold the Citizen, decamped to Tombstone and founded the Tombstone Epitaph, publishing his first edition on May 1, 1880.) Nellie wasn’t quite done with Tucson. She went back and forth a couple of times by stagecoach while she got things organized, and she may well have joined her fellow Irishmen in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Tucson in 1880, when the much-longed-for train chugged into Old Pueblo three days ahead of the planned celebration. Impromptu merrymakers waved flags and lit bonfires downtown, and the next day, the Arizona Daily Star dryly commented on the Hibernian festivities. “The entrance of the S.P. (Southern Pacific) Railroad and the 17th of Ireland both at once,” the editorialist sniffed, “was too much for our friends on Main Street.”

Rapidly growing Tombstone, wild and violent though it could be, was just the sort of place that Cashman relished. The population had zoomed from zero in 1877 to 5,000 in 1880, and that meant easy profits. She started out selling miners the very boots that her brother-in-law was making back in San Francisco. With her usual marketing savvy, she called her business the Nevada Boot and Shoe Store, a name that not so subtly advertised her experience in Pioche, the “baddest town in the West.” In a boomtown where the men outnumbered women 4-to-1, she chose as her business partner a Miss Kate O’Hara. Their shared Irish heritage must have been a bond. Otherwise, as historian Katherine BentonCohen has written, “rigid class divisions kept a chilly distance between the town’s few women.” Benton-Cohen counts 30 women of the Episcopal “upper crust” in boom-time Tombstone; a number of “respectable” women working for a living, such as Cashman and the Earp wives, who were at times seamstresses; and “prostitutes of diverse nationalities … in abundance.” Journalist Brown, who arrived a few months after Cashman, seemed to follow the class rules. In her dispatches to the San Diego Daily Union, later collected into the book Tombstone From a Woman’s Point of View, she wrote about restaurants but never mentioned Nellie by name. And she wrote that the town had “frequent dances, which I have heard called ‘respectable,’ but as long as so many members of the demimonde, who are very numerous and showy

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here, patronize them, many honest women will hesitate to attend.â&#x20AC;? Cashman, whose later Russ House hotel was right around the corner from the notorious Bird Cage brothel, was willing to cross those class linesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;she happily accepted the prostitutesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; money for her various causes. Within months of her arrival, Nellie had a reason to beg for their money: She wanted the town to have a Catholic church, and not only for herself. An 1881 Cochise County census found that the Irish made up the highest number of foreign-born people in Tombstone. There were 559 Irish-born and 2,880 Americans, including Irish-Americans like Wyatt Earpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enemy, the deputy sheriff Johnny Behan. The Catholic Irish needed spiritual sustenance, Nellie reasoned, and she led the charge to raise money. Within months, by Nov. 28, 1880, the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholics heard Mass in their new Sacred Heart Church, an adobe fitted with churchlike Gothic windows. (The old building survives as a parish hall for a newer Sacred Heart Church.) Ironically, the church was just blocks from the notorious OK Corral. Her charities could also be small and hidden. Nephew Mike Cunningham related that a miner by the name of Con DeLaney told how heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d arrived during the boom from Ireland with his wife and seven children: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were destitute, and Nellie Cashman rustled up a place for us to live and provided food, etc., until I was able to obtain work.â&#x20AC;? During her six years in Tombstoneâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with outside forays here and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the enterprising Nellie opened and closed businesses with dizzying speed, peed, and changed partners with h alacrity. She had a grocery called Tombstone ombstone Cash Store (slogan: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fruits and Vegetables Received Daily from Los Angelesâ&#x20AC;?), and the Arcade Restaurant and Chop House (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Better Meals than any House in Townâ&#x20AC;?). At one point, she got rid of the Arcade and took off briefly for Bisbee, where copper was expected to boom any minute. She rented a hotel, but this time, her vaunted instincts were wrong: Bisbeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s moment had not yet come, and when she left town months later, the hotel owner sued her for unpaid rent, Chaput reports. In that same difficult year, 1881, Nellie inherited almost her entire extended family. Her brother-in-law Tom Cunningham, not yet 40, died of tuberculosis, the scourge of the age. The elderly Frances Cashman stayed in San Francisco, but Nellieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister, Fanny, and her five young children came to Tombstone to live. (The kids arrived in time for the shootout at the OK Corral in October 1881, and young Mike Cunningham claimed all his life to have seen the bodies lying dead in the street.) With all those mouths to feed, the two sisters went immediately into business, with Fanny running the Delmonico Lodging House, and Nellie opening Russ House. The business for which she is best known, Russ House was at the eastern edge of town, at Fifth and Toughnut,

overlooking slopes filled with silver ore. The nearest mine was steps away, making it an ideal location for a minersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; boardinghouse. But Fanny grew ill with tuberculosis, and both businesses had to be sold so Nellie could care for her. Fanny recovered, and the two of them opened the American Hotel, which nearly burned in a raging fire in May 1882 that leveled central Tombstone. Fanny then died in 1884, leaving the five children in Nellieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sole care. Even so, Cashman did not neglect her mining operations. She built up a significant pile buying and selling mining claims, including the Big Blue and the Last Chance, and one named for her hero Charles Stewart Parnell, president of the Irish National Land League. Atypically, she did lead one disastrous expedition to Baja California in search of gold. Dressed in menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overallsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;her usual costume when she worked the minesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;she and her team took a train to Guaymas and a ship to Baja, where they were to hike to the supposed gold deposits. Arizonans though they were, they were not prepared for the extreme heat on the Mexican peninsula and nearly died of heat exhaustion and dehydration. And they learned there was very little gold to be had. CSON, AHS #79325.

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An ad for Nellieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Tombstone restaurant alerted readers that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;proprietressâ&#x20AC;? had previously run the popular Delmonico Restaurant in Tucson. Cashman gave up the Delmonicoâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and Tucsonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;when the Tombstone silver mines began to boom. The ad ran in the Tombstone Epitaph on Jan. 4, 1881. Though Cashman was hailed in the papers, this time as an â&#x20AC;&#x153;energetic and plucky womanâ&#x20AC;? and even a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joan of Arc,â&#x20AC;? the fact that her expedition failed helped end the Mexican gold rush. In the years after the Tombstone boom, after the mines flooded and failed, Cashmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous instincts seem to have faltered. In 1887, she tried out Kingston, N.M., a heavily Irish silver-mining district where many of the workers were Irish coal-miners from Pennsylvania. Nellie was soon back in Arizona, briefly enchanted with the gold at Harqua Hala west of Phoenix. Drawing on her knowledge of mining geology, she wrote a learned article for the Arizona Daily Star about the mineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possibilities. When Harqua didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pan out, she circulated around the territory, hoping for a bonanza, starting up businesses in mining locales from Nogales to Yuma to Prescott to Globe to Jerome. Then, in 1897, reports leaked out that gold

had been discovered in Alaska. Nellieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last big rush was on. In an interview, she declared, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going to Alaska! I should say I am.â&#x20AC;? Cashman stampeded to the North Country, where she prospered mightily, ran her own mining companies and lived long. On rare occasions, she returned to Arizona to visit family and once gave an interview explaining that â&#x20AC;&#x153;when things began to be civilized, I left for Alaska, where I could pioneer again.â&#x20AC;? On her last visit, she gave the bishop of Tucson $1,000 to spend on renovations at Sacred Heart in Tombstone. She was 79 or 80 when she fell ill for the last time. She insisted on going to her friends the Sisters of St. Ann in Victoria, British Columbia, whose hospital she had helped build more than 50 years before. When she died on Jan. 4, 1925, she was buried in the nunsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cemetery.

Extravagant obituaries were soon published around the country, many of them mentioning the legendaryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not to say imaginaryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;exploits of the famous pioneer. The obit in the Tombstone Epitaph claimed that in addition to all her other feats, â&#x20AC;&#x153;she is said to have been a Yankee spy in the Civil War.â&#x20AC;? And in Alaska, the paper added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;at the age of 77, Miss Cashman set a record as champion woman musher of the world. â&#x20AC;Ś She mushed her dog team and sled 750 miles in 17 days, breaking her own trail the entire distance from Koyukuk to Seward, Alaska.â&#x20AC;? Arts editor Margaret Regan reports on the arts twice monthly on the Buckmaster show, which airs from noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, on KVOI AM 1030. Her next radio report will be broadcast live on Tuesday, March 20.

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Big thanks to thank Kate Reeve, head of the library and archives for the southern division of the Arizona Historical Society, and her staff for their help, as well as the staff at UA Special Collections. I am indebted to Don Chaput for his thorough book Nellie Cashman and the North American Mining Frontier (Westernlore Press, 1995); most of the newspaper and public-records quotes in this article were unearthed by Chaput. Other sources: â&#x20AC;˘ Lynn R. Bailey, editor, Tombstone From a Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Point of View, The Correspondence of Clara Spalding Brown, July 7, 1880, to November 14, 1882 (Westernlore Press, 1998) â&#x20AC;˘ Katherine Benton-Cohen, Borderline Americans: Racial Division and Labor War in the Arizona Borderlands (Harvard University Press, 2009) â&#x20AC;˘ Jan Cleere, Leviâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Lace: Arizona Women Who Made History (Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2011) â&#x20AC;˘ John P. Clum, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nellie Cashman: The Angel of the Camp,â&#x20AC;? The Arizona Historical Review, January 1931 â&#x20AC;˘ Dave Devine, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Welcoming the Train,â&#x20AC;? Tucson Weekly, March 14, 2002 â&#x20AC;˘ Myles Dungan, How the Irish Won the West (Skyhorse Publishing, 2011) â&#x20AC;˘ David M. Emmons, Beyond the American Pale: The Irish in the West, 1845-1910 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2010) â&#x20AC;˘ Ron W. Fischer, Nellie Cashman: Frontier Angel (Talei Publishers, 2000) â&#x20AC;˘ Kerby A. Miller, Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America (Oxford University Press, 1985) â&#x20AC;˘ Thomas E. Sheridan, Arizona: A History, Revised Edition (University of Arizona Press, 2012) â&#x20AC;˘ C.L. Sonnichsen, Tucson: The Life and Times of an American City (University of Oklahoma Press, 1982, 1987)

  

  

   

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CITYWEEK

MARCH 15–21, 2012 OUR TOP PICKS OF WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO DO IT BY DAVID MENDEZ, RYAN KELLY AND ALEXANDRA K. NEWMAN

Opening Up the Streets

PICK OF THE WEEK

Cyclovia is back for its third year of helping to make Tucson’s streets friendlier for bicyclists and pedestrians. Cyclovia (pronounced “see-clo-VEE-ah,” although organizer Emily Yetman of Tucson’s Living Streets Alliance said she’s heard five or six variations) is based on a weekly tradition in Bogota, Colombia. Streets there are closed to motor vehicles, allowing the public to ride, socialize and play—without the usual noise, pollution and fear of injury that comes with riding bikes on city streets. The Living Streets Alliance has arranged for a number of streets in the downtown area to be closed to traffic, creating a vehicle-free area for thousands of Tucsonans to enjoy, if only for a few hours. The event includes five activity “nodes” scattered along the festival route, which stretches from Broadway Boulevard and Scott Avenue, to Eighth Avenue and 38th Street. Near the north end of the route, around Armory Park and the Children’s Museum Tucson, Tucson’s sun-powered festival Solar Rock will be set up. Organized by the Food Conspiracy Co-op, Solar Rock is intended to educate the community about the power of renewable solar energy. A rock concert with five bands will feature equipment powered entirely by the sun. “All of the music equipment is powered by a solar trailer—basically, a large battery with wheels and solar panels,” said Coley Ward, the marketing and membership manager at Food Conspiracy. Last year, about 10,000 people Solar Rock also will include attended, and Yetman is hoping a number of side events, such the number will double again as a freecycle.org “free-meet,” this year. a “surprisingly powerful” solar Yetman said it costs about oven from Citizens for Solar, $60,000 to stage Cyclovia. and demonstrations by the Much of the funding comes Physics Factory, which counts from in-kind donations of labor University of Arizona math and public-service announceprofessor Bruce Bayly— ments, but Pima County “the English Mr. Wizard,” recently agreed to provide according to Ward—among $15,000 a year for the next its instructors. three years. “If everyone who Ward said food trucks will came to the event pitched in $5, be set up at Armory Park, as we’d be covered (to put on mulwill vendors including Renee’s Cyclists take to the streets during Cyclovia 2011. tiple events),” Yetman said. Organic Oven, Tucson Tamale Group rides to Cyclovia are suggested from locations such as Company and the co-op’s own Conspiracy Kitchen. Ward said he’s Himmel Park, Christopher Columbus Park, and Keeling Elementary especially excited about the solar-powered Isabella’s Ice Cream vinSchool, 2837 N. Los Altos Ave. Escorts will be provided by the Greater tage truck, which missed the 2011 event. Arizona Bicycling Association and the Pima County Bike Ambassadors. “Last year, they were pretty new,” he said. “I hadn’t heard of them One of the great things about Cyclovia is that it appeals to potenuntil about a day before the event. I was like, ‘Man, how can there be tial bike-riders who are “interested, but concerned,” Yetman said. a solar-powered ice cream truck in this town, and they’re not at Solar “These events are really great ways to provide a setting for inexpeRock?’ It just seemed like such a missed opportunity.” rienced riders to come out and give it a try,” she said. “It’s a pretty Other food trucks and vendors, including Foodie Fleet, Mr. K’s effective way to get people out on their bikes.” Barbecue and Cyclopsicle, will be stationed at activity nodes along the Yetman emphasized that although Cyclovia means “bike path” in Cyclovia route. Also on hand will be the popular “fur-and-flower” bikeSpanish, it isn’t only for bicyclists. decoration stations, whose idea originated with local artist (and occa“Cyclovia’s really about opening the streets up for people,” she said. sional Tucson Weekly contributor) Janet Miller, according to Yetman. “It’s for biking, jump-roping … you name it. It’s about bringing the “For weeks after, you’ll see kids out riding with furry bikes,” streets back to life.” Yetman said. Cyclovia takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, March 18. Bike-repair stations at each node will help with minor fixes. The It covers a five-mile loop through downtown Tucson and South nodes will also feature bike parking (both do-it-yourself and valet) if Tucson. The event is free, as is Solar Rock. For information, go to you want to walk. BICAS (Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage) cycloviatucson.org. will have rentals available for people who don’t have a two-wheeler David Mendez handy for the event. mailbag@tucsonweekly.com About 5,000 people attended the first Cyclovia Tucson in 2010.

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SPECIAL EVENTS Wetter Is Better The Water Festival: Synergy of Art, Science and Community 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 18 Armory Park Center 220 S. Fifth Ave. waterfestivaltucson.org

Water is more than a resource at the Tucson Water Festival: It also represents streams of thought and behavior in a community that is flowing together. The third annual festival is presented by the nonprofit Tucson Arts Brigade. The event is held in conjunction with Cyclovia, a bicycle/pedestrian festival, and Solar Rock, an outdoor concert and festival, which take place the same day. (See the Pick of the Week.) Jodi Netzer, the planning chairwoman, said that when Tucsonans are asked about the city’s top issues, water inevitably comes up. The festival is intended to emphasize water’s role in three areas: food security; health and wellness; and how water issues have shaped the history of our state. “We need water to live and to survive and to rise,” Netzer said. “And as an arts organization, we integrate the arts into addressing the issue.” People who want to gain more understanding of water issues can attend panel discussions. The festival also features an art show, music, films and workshops on topics such as waterless landscaping and growing your own food. “We wanted to also create an event that highlights water issues from various perspectives,” Netzer said. The festival includes dancing, a wishing well with a live “mermaid,” and other activities that should appeal to children. “We have an ice sculpture made in human form, which speaks to the water in our bodies and also about climate change, because it will melt,” Netzer said. The event is free. Visit the website for a complete schedule and more information. —A.N.


MUSIC Pipes, Drums, Drink The 7 Pipers Band’s Almighty Pub Crawl Starts at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 17 Various locations sevenpipers.org

Bagpipe music will blend with corned beef and cabbage—and, of course, green beer—when the 7 Pipers Band performs during a St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl. The local bagpipe-and-drums group plays Scottish music primarily, but doesn’t shy away from Irish tunes, said pipe major William Don Carlos, who has been playing the bagpipes for more than 25 years. The 7 Pipers minitour kicks off at 4 p.m. at O’Malley’s and The Hut on Fourth Avenue, and ends with a 10 p.m. performance at Frog and Firkin on University Boulevard. In between, the band will bring its tunes to stops including Bob Dobb’s on Sixth Street, Old Chicago on Campbell Avenue, and Joe and Vicky’s on Oracle Road, with additional stops at O’Malley’s and Frog and Firkin. Sets at each pub last about 30 minutes, Don Carlos said. Bagpiping isn’t an easy thing to do— especially when you are doing it all day, Don Carlos said. “It’s a marathon session for us,” he said. “It takes a lot of huff and puff.” The Almighty Pub Crawl offers people a chance to support local establishments and local music, Don Carlos said. If you can’t make it to one of the venues, mark your calendars: The band also plays at 2nd Saturdays Downtown, he added. The Seven Pipers Band will also play at four spots during a St. Patrick’s Eve Pub Crawl, on Friday, March 16. See the band band’ss website for details on all of the activities. —R.K.

SPECIAL EVENTS/ KIDS & FAMILIES

DANCE

Fly Cheap!

Through Monday, March 19

20-Cents-a-Pound Airplane Rides

Holiday Inn and Suites 4550 S. Palo Verde Road

7 a.m., Saturday, March 17 Ryan Airfield 9698 W. Ajo Highway www.tucson99s.org

You can fly cheaper than ever before at the annual 20-Cents-a-Pound Airplane Rides, thanks to the Tucson chapter of the Ninety-Nines. A 20-minute flight in a small plane costs 20 cents per pound of body weight. For instance, if you weigh 150 pounds, the cost is $30. The 54th annual event is a scholarship fundraiser organized by the NinetyNines, an international organization of women pilots formed in 1929; Amelia Earhart was the first president. The flights take off from Ryan Airfield, head along the west side of the Tucson Mountains, go over the Silver Bell Mine and then return south to Ryan Airfield, said Fran Strubeck, a member of the Ninety-Nines. Passengers may even receive a brief, hands-on lesson in flying. “I let them take the controls to get the idea of how it works, and to get a feel for how to handle the plane,” Strubeck said. All participating pilots are from the Tucson area, and most are members of the Ninety-Nines, she said. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for local women who want to learn to fly or pursue other careers in aviation, Strubeck said. The fundraiser also includes free children’s activities, and attendees can see what goes on in airport areas normally closed to the public, such as the control tower, Strubeck said. The number of rides is limited, and ticket sales start at 7 a.m. In the unlikely event of rain, the event will move to Sunday, March 18. —R.K.

Steps With Style Tucson Tango Festival

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The Tucson Tango Festival is a six-day owcases celebration of the dance. It showcases tina, the original tango, from Argentina, which festival founder Rusty Cline cture. said comes with a certain structure. es; “It’s the culture; it’s the rules; he hug. and it’s the abrazo, which is the her,” he That’s what keeps tango together,” eart and said. “It’s good for people’s heart uch and soul; it’s good for people to touch .” hold one another with respect.” d selfCline is a tango teacher and described “tangophile.” After visiting vals, he about 20 different tango festivals, or Tucson. decided to put one together for The first one was in 2009. ut dancThe festival is as much about nces, ing as it is watching performances, ancers Cline said. Advanced tango dancers —and want to dance the night away—and some literally do just that. An all-nighturday, er dance starts at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 17, and ends at 6 a.m.,, Sunday, March 18. d they can “They really dance well, and d. do it all night long,” Cline said. ople at Cline expects about 500 people ngo is in this year’s festival. He said tango though the midst of a renaissance, although he noted that ballroom tango iss not the ine tango same as the traditional Argentine danced at the festival. struction Tango beginners can get instruction e world. from teachers from around the ng to play Musicians interested in learning e, instructango music can drop by a free, tional jam session. c at the Although much of the music ngs from festival will consist of recordings en era,” what Cline calls tango’s “golden rday live music by QTango on Saturday ng night will showcase the growing popularity of tango orchestras. ssA variety of packages of classes and events are available, att various prices. Some events are free. See the website for more details. —A.N.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

TQ&A

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Matt Stamp

ARIZONA IS UP WITH PEOPLE UA Student Union Grand Ballroom. 1303 E. University Blvd. A gala dinner features entertainment by Up With People’s 110 international cast members and special guest performers from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, March 16; $125. Proceeds benefit the UA Libraries’ new Up With People Archive Project. Call 621-6431 for reservations or more information.

If you’re driving on Tucson Boulevard just south of Grant Road, you might be surprised to come across a building with a sign that says it is the headquarters of the United States Handball Association. Even Matt Stamp, the group’s marketing director, says he remembers driving by—before he joined the association—and wondering why the organization was in Tucson. The association moved from Chicago to the desert in the early ’80s, because a local athletic club was becoming a handball center for players from across the country. For information, go to ushandball.org.

CYCLOVIA TUCSON Traffic is blocked for a five-mile route through some of Tucson’s oldest and most interesting neighborhoods from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, March 18, to encourage non-motorized transportation of all kinds; free. The route runs roughly from Broadway Boulevard to 34th Street along Fourth and Eighth avenues, and features a bicycle station, a bicycle rodeo, a puppet show, a jumping castle, a climbing wall, mariachis, marching bands, ride guides provided by the Greater Arizona Bicycling Association, hula-hooping, the Solar Rock solar technology and music festival, the Tucson Water Festival and more. Visit cycloviatucson.org for details.

Mari Herreras, mherreras@tucsonweekly.com

Why did the association move to Tucson from Chicago? Back then, there was a place called the Tucson Athletic Club. It no longer exists, but it was considered big-time for handball. There were lots of players moving here, and it seemed like the right place to go at the time. Now the place for handball in Tucson is the Tucson Racquet (and Fitness) Club. It’s where pretty much everyone goes to play handball. We have a league that plays every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. About 50 to 100 people play, and we have other tournaments there with even more players. It’s a great facility, with 11 to 12 courts.

Everyone treats everyone with a lot of respect.

Are there any public courts in Tucson? There’s one at a school off Prince Road, and at other schools, but there is a set of courts at Pima Community College West. Those courts are free and open to the public.

How does the organization operate? Are you membership-based? Yes, we’re a membershipbased nonprofit. We have close to 7,000 members across the country. Basically, our mission is to promote and spread the joy of handball. … It’s a niche sport. We realize the benefits of it, and we’re the governing body for the sport across the country and at tournaments across the country.

What is it about the sport that folks like? It’s one of the best sports for exercise, and you work both sides of the body and brain, using the right and left hand. It’s extremely good physically and for endurance. But it’s also known for its camaraderie among handball players. You can travel anywhere in the country and get a contact number (for) where people are playing and call. You will find someone you don’t know who will want to play. 24 WWW.TuCsON WEEKLY.COM

I always think of the sport as urban, with an early immigrant history. Is that true? It’s really big in Ireland and started in Ireland, and is considered the oldest sport played with a ball. It goes way back in ancient times. There are pictures of people in drawings playing a form of handball. Even the Aztecs had a similar game. In Ireland, it became big, and then in the late 1800s, when Irish immigrants came in, they brought it to urban areas. New York City has more than 5,000 courts all over the city.

Is there a benefit for Tucson having the association here? A lot of people in handball know Tucson as one of the best places to come and play. We also have this great relationship with the Racquet Club, and do national junior tournaments and host a local

tournament that brings in people from Arizona and California. Plus, a lot of the top pros live here and train here. And the Hall of Fame is here. The other advantage is we sell balls, handball gloves and apparel that get shipped out of Tucson, and people stop by to get what they need. Do you think it’s a growing sport? I think more people are discovering handball, and what helps is that there are different forms of handball. Right now, there’s a form that uses a big ball that is soft rather than the hard ball that is considered the official ball. That game is growing and is huge now in California and New York. As a whole, we’ve always stayed fairly consistent in our membership. It’s a male-heavy sport. Do any women play? There are quite a few women players, but there are more males. There are women’s divisions, and there’s a women’s pro group. In Tucson, there are always women playing. Do you play handball? Once I started working here, I began playing. I love it. It’s my main source of exercise and cardio. I love playing and love the competition. We have kids as young as 9 and (younger) in our youth tournaments, and then guys in their 80s and 90s playing. You don’t have to be the most fit or the tallest. It’s a game for everyone.

EMPTY BOWLS FUNDRAISER Tucson Chinese Cultural Center. 1288 W. River Road. 292-6900. Local restaurants donate soups and bread for a luncheon to benefit the Interfaith Community Service Food Bank, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 17; $15 includes a handmade ceramic bowl donated by a local potter. Call 297-2738, ext. 209, or visit icstucson.org for tickets and more information. THE HAVEN’S ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON Arizona Inn. 2200 E. Elm St. 325-1541. A facility for women in recovery from substance abuse, The Haven honors Betty and J. Blanton Belk, founders of Up With People, with its Chrysalis Award at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 15; $65. Call 299-8199, or email toolsachievers@q.com for reservations. I STAND WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD Doubletree Hotel. 445 S. Alvernon Way. 881-4200. A fundraising luncheon for Planned Parenthood takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 16; $85. Cecile Richards, president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, speaks at the event, which honors Pamela H. Grissom for her role in getting pro-choice candidates elected, and pays tribute to Gabrielle Giffords’ support of women’s health rights. Call 784-5810 for reservations. SOLAR ROCK Armory Park. 220 S. Sixth Ave. 791-4865. The Food Conspiracy Co-Op hosts a day of solar-powered music, food, activities and information-sharing in connection with Cyclovia, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 18; free. Featured bands are the Modeens, Aaron Gilmartin and Shrimp Chaperone. Food vendors include Conspiracy Kitchen, featuring grass-fed, organic beef hot dogs and vegan hot dogs; Renee’s Organic Oven pizza; Tucson Tamale Company; and Isabella’s Ice Cream. Kids’ activities include the Physics Bus, face-painting and an opportunity to decorate organic cotton tote bags. Visit solarrocktucson.com for details. ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION AT PARK PLACE MALL Park Place Mall. 5870 E. Broadway Blvd. 748-1222. Scatter the Dust performs traditional Irish music, and the Civic Orchestra of Tucson hosts a musicalinstrument petting zoo, from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 15; free. Face-painting, balloon-twisting, music and craft activities take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 16; from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 17; and from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 18; free. ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL AND PARADE El Presidio Park Plaza. 160 W. Alameda St. 791-4873. A free festival begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 17, with live Irish music, dancers, entertainment, a children’s-game area and no-host food, beverage and merchandise vendors. The parade, which begins at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Stone Avenue and Pennington Street, features more than 1,000 participants, including bands, military units, floats, social and cultural groups and local celebrities. Visit tucsonstpatricksday.com THE WATER FESTIVAL Armory Park Center. 220 S. Fifth Ave. 791-4865. Exhibitors, theater and dance performances, panel discussions, speakers, workshops, films, music, children’s entertainers, water science and water-centered spiritual practices comprise The Water Festival: Synergy of Art, Science and Community, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 18; free. Call 791-9359, or visit waterfestivaltucson.org to register as a volunteer, artist, performer, speaker, workshop leader or exhibitor.

OUT OF TOWN ORO VALLEY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Oro Valley Marketplace. Oracle and Tangerine roads. Oro Valley. Close to 100 artisans in a wide range of media, food vendors, live music and family arts activities are featured from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 17; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 18; free. Visit orovalleyfestival.org for more information.

UPCOMING GREAT STRIDES WALK FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS UA Mall. 1303 E. University Drive. A walk raises funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis research at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 24; freewill donation. Participants enjoy snacks, entertainment and information booths. Call 690-4500 for more information. POLISH NIGHT St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Parish and School. 4725 E. Pima St. 795-1633. Polish food and entertainment by the Lajkonik Polish Folk Ensemble are featured at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 24, in Nicholson Hall; $20, $15 younger than 12. Visit polishdanceaz.com for info. RAW: TUCSON PRESENTS STIMULUS Plush. 340 E. Sixth St. 798-1298. Tucson talent in visual arts, music and fashion is featured from 7 to 11 p.m., Thursday, March 22; $15, $10 advance. Visit rawartists.org for tickets, and other details.

ANNOUNCEMENTS EARTH DAY: CALL FOR EXHIBITORS AND PARADE ENTRANTS Reid Park. Broadway Boulevard and Alvernon Way. Exhibits related to environment-friendly products, household waste management, water conservation, water quality, air quality, alternative fuels, solar energy and sustainability are solicited for the Earth Day Festival and Parade at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 21. The deadline for registration is Friday, March 30. Call 206-8814, or visit tucsonearthday.org to register or for more information. TREASURES FOR TIHAN Doubletree Hotel. 445 S. Alvernon Way. 881-4200. Antiques, unique gifts, gift certificates, trips, jewelry, rugs, textiles, ceramics, event tickets, hotel and condo or bed-and-breakfast stays are among hundreds of potential bargains available at the Treasures for TIHAN benefit auction, Saturday, May 5. Sponsorships and donations of valuable auction items are encouraged through Sunday, April 15. Proceeds benefit the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network. Call 299-6647 for info.

BULLETIN BOARD EVENTS THIS WEEK ART IN THE PARK Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. A guided tour of the 1937 adobe home on the grounds examines the changing art and cultural exhibits that feature work by local and Southwest artists. The tour takes place at 11 a.m., every Tuesday and Thursday. A one-hour walking tour of the nature trails takes place at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The walks are free with admission: $8, $6 senior, $5 active military, $4 student with valid ID, $2 ages 5 through 12, free member or child younger than 5, includes admission to the park. Visit tohonochulpark.org for info. CAFE INQUIRY DuVal Auditorium, UA Medical Center. 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 694-0111. A group discusses the intersection of religion and culture from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., Sunday, March 18; free. Call 297-9919 for information. COMMUNIST PARTY USA CLUB MEETING Salt of the Earth Labor College. 1902 E. Irene Vista. 235-0694. A discussion of party activities takes place at 7 p.m., the first and third Monday of every month; free. Call 624-4789 for more information. COMMUNITY LEGAL REFERRAL CLINIC UA law students provide free walk-in legal clinics from 9 to 11 a.m., the first and third Saturday of every month, March through May. The clinics provide only referrals, not legal services. Locations are Tucson Urban League, 2305 S. Park Ave. (tellis@tucsonurbanleague.org, no clinic May 12); Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. (himmel.clinic@gmail.com); and Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave. (woods.clinic@gmail.com). Send email for more information. CONSIDERING DIVORCE Murphy-Wilmot Branch, Tucson-Pima Public Library. 530 N. Wilmot Road. 594-5420. Representatives of the


Family Center of the Conciliation Court and the family law section of the Pima County Bar Association offer information about the emotional and legal aspects of divorce from 6 to 7 p.m., the third Wednesday of every month; free. Call 740-5590 for more information. PAWSITIVELY CATS WINE-TASTING CataVinos. 3063 N. Alvernon Way. 323-3063. A winetasting benefits Tucson’s largest no-kill cat shelter from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, March 18; $20 for six wines. PHILOSOPHICAL DISCUSSION GROUP Metropolitan Grill. 7892 N. Oracle Road. 531-1212. Lively, friendly and civil discussions of philosophical questions old and new take place at 6 p.m., the first and third Monday of every month; free. Call 575-1743. SOCRATES SATURDAY FORUM Ward 6 City Council Office. 3202 E. First St. 7914601. All are welcome to join a philosophical discussion at 9 a.m., the first and third Saturday of every month; free. Email lanamorgan1@yahoo.com for more info. SOUTHERN ARIZONA ARTS GUILD Miguel’s. 5900 N. Oracle Road. 887-3777. Local artists are invited to participate in meetings at 8:30 a.m., the first and third Saturday of every month; $13, $10 member. Meetings on the third Saturday include a casual critique session. Visit southernazartsguild.org to verify meeting location and for more information. TIHAN VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION TIHAN. 1011 N. Craycroft Road, No. 301. 299-6647. The Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network holds an orientation for prospective volunteers in its support programs, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 21; free. Call or visit tihan.org for reservations. TUSD FORUMS ON INCREASING ACTIVITY FEES The public is invited to a series of 6:30-to-8 p.m. forums to learn about extracurricular-activity fees, tax-credit contributions and a potential fee increase. Wednesday, March 21: Catalina Magnet High School Auditorium, 3645 E. Pima St. Thursday, March 22: Tucson Magnet High School Cafeteria, 400 N. Second Ave. Wednesday, March 28: Santa Rita High School Auditorium, 3951 S. Pantano Road. Call 225-6000, or visit tusd1.org for more information. WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. Alexis Powers leads a workshop for discovering

creative-writing techniques and discussing participants’ essays, short stories, novels, memoirs and stories for children from 9 to 11 a.m., every other Wednesday, through June 27; free. Visit orovalleylib.com for dates and more information.

OUT OF TOWN DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF THE SANTA RITA AREA Green Valley Democratic Headquarters. 260 W. Continental Road. Green Valley. 838-0590. Current events are discussed from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Wednesday; free. Email acalkins10@aol.com, or visit gvdemocrats.org for more information. QUILTING TRUNK SHOW AND BROWN-BAG LUNCH Singing Wind Bookshop. 700 W. Singing Wind Road. Benson. (520) 586-2425. Visitors are invited to bring lunch for a film about the history of Arizona quilting and a trunk show of quilts at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 17; free. Desserts, coffee and tea are provided. SEASON OF TRADITION: TOHONO O’ODHAM CULTURE Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. 10 Organ Pipe Drive. Ajo. (520) 387-6849. Members of the Tohono O’odham Nation demonstrate their crafts and traditions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kris Eggle Visitor Center; free. Saturday, March 17: traditional basketry. Saturday, March 24: traditional and horsehair basketry. Wednesday, March 28: native plant use, traditional basketry, pottery. SPRING MARKET Green Valley Village. 101 S. La Cañada Drive. Green Valley. 625-6551. Booths feature community organizations, artisans, vendors and a variety of food throughout the village from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17; free. The Animal League of Green Valley hosts a bake-sale and an opportunity to adopt a pet. TOUR OF BUFFALO SOLDIER HISTORIC SITES Sierra Vista Public Library. 2600 E. Tacoma St. Sierra Vista. (520) 458-4225. A tour of Fort Huachuca highlights the history of the Buffalo Soldiers, especially their role in the Indian Wars, at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 17; $15, free age 12 or younger. Everyone older than 13 requires ID. Reservations are required; call 803-6713 for reservations or more information.

UPCOMING HERITAGE HIGHLANDS SOLAR PRESENTATION AND TOUR Heritage Highlands Clubhouse. 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd. Marana. 579-9574. A presentation highlighting basic solar technology and financing, a tour of home installations, and an opportunity to talk to the homeowners take place from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 25; free. Reservations are requested by Wednesday, March 21. Call 792-1093 for reservations or more information. MEXICAN ART FAIR AND SALE Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Mata Ortiz pottery, Oaxacan carvings and Zapotec rugs are for sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 22 through 24, in the education center; free admission to the sale does not include admission to the park. Baudel Lopez and Jorge Quintana demonstrate their pottery-decorating techniques. MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN TUCSON Arizona Inn. 2200 E. Elm St. 325-1541. Society director and CEO Stephen Elliott presents an overview of a new program that allows students to access history lessons from all over the world, at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon, on Thursday, March 22; $35, $30 member.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE: 624-0348, (800) 553-9387 Wingspan. 430 E. Seventh St. 624-1779. Report a violent or discriminatory action against you or someone you know by calling the 24-hour bilingual crisis line at 624-0348 or (800) 553-9387. If it’s an emergency, please first call 911. All services are available in English and Spanish. BEAGLE RESCUE Several beagle-adoption events and play dates are scheduled throughout the month. Visit soazbeaglerescue.com for the schedule and to learn more about Southern Arizona Beagle Rescue. BRIDGE CLUB Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 229-5300. Adults play bridge from 1 to 4 p.m., every Wednesday. Call for more information.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: TUCSON CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL Community groups, businesses, religious groups, neighborhood associations and ad hoc groups of five or more volunteers are needed to adopt parks, streets, washes and other public areas on an ongoing basis. Call 7913109, or visit tucsoncleanandbeautiful.org for info. CHESS CLUB Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. All serious chess players are invited from 1 to 5 p.m., every Friday. Call for more information. COATS FOR CUBS Donations of real fur apparel, in any condition, can provide bedding and comfort to orphaned and injured wildlife. Buffalo Exchange has donated 6,331 used furs since 2006, and will take donations through Earth Day, Sunday, April 22. Visit buffaloexchange.com for a complete list of U.S. locations. THE COFFEE PARTY Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. Friendly discussions of current events take place from 1 to 3 p.m., every Tuesday. Call 878-0256. COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE Himmel Park. 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. 791-3276. A community drum circle takes place from 3:30 to 6 p.m., every Sunday; free. Call 743-4901, or email cactuscarrie10@gmail.com for more information. DESERT CRONES Fellowship Square Villa III. 210 N. Maguire Ave. 8865537. Women older than 50 meet from 1 to 3 p.m., every Thursday except holidays, to enjoy companionship and creativity. Programs include guest speakers, writing workshops and drumming circles. Call 409-3357, or email hobbitmagick@hotmail.com for more information. DESERT SINGLES AND NETWORK SINGLES Desert Singles and Network Singles meet from 5 to 7 p.m., every Friday, at a different location. Free. Call 219-9985, or visit tucsondesertsingles.org for locations and more information. DIVORCE RECOVERY DROP-IN SUPPORT GROUP First Church United Methodist. 915 E. Fourth St. 6226481. An open support group for anyone ending a relationship takes place from 1 to 2 p.m., every Tuesday; free.

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LET’S SPEAK SPANISH Himmel Branch, Pima County Public Library. 1035 N. Treat Ave. 594-5305. A language and logistics professor leads practice from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Wednesday except holidays; free.

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ELDER CIRCLES: THE WISDOM JOURNEY Elders hear presentations and share stories each month on one of four topics intended to encourage pro-active aging: life review; life repair; legacy; and mentoring; free. The first Tuesday of every month, at 10 a.m.: TMC Senior Center, 1400 N. Wilmot Road; and at 10:30 a.m.: The Fountains at La Cholla, 2001 W. Rudasill Road. The third Wednesday of every month, at 3:15 p.m.: Manor at Midvale, 6250 S. Commerce Court. The second Friday of every month, at 10 a.m.: St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Road. Call 298-6542, or email deljonesaz@cox.net for more information.

MAHJONG Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 229-5300. Play Mahjong from 1 to 3:30 p.m., each Saturday; free. Call for more information. MARXIST DISCUSSION GROUP Revolutionary Grounds. 606 N. Fourth Ave. 620-1770. A discussion of selected readings takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the first and third Sunday of every month; free. Call 235-0694 for more information.

FOUNTAIN FLYERS TOASTMASTERS Coco’s Bakery Restaurant. 7250 N. Oracle Road. 7422840. Participants learn and enhance speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment, from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m., Tuesday; free. Call 861-1160.

NOOK EREADER CLASSES Barnes and Noble. 5130 E. Broadway Blvd. 512-1166. Classes are held from 7 to 8 p.m., the first Tuesday of every month. An all-new Nook class (formerly the Nook eInk class) is held from 7 to 8 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month. All the classes are free.

GAM-ANON MEETING University of Arizona Medical Center. 1501 N. Campbell Ave. A 12-step support group for families and friends of compulsive gamblers meets in dining room No. 2500D at 7 p.m., every Monday; free. Call 570-7879 for info.

PIMA COUNCIL ON AGING INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE Free, one-on-one confidential information and referral sessions are offered at many locations throughout the city. For a complete list, visit pcoa.org. From 10 a.m. to noon, the second Tuesday of every month: Sahuarita Branch Library, 725 W. Via Rancho, Sahuarita. From 10 a.m. to noon, the second and fourth Wednesday of every month: Ellie Towne/Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road. From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the second and last Wednesday of every month: Quincie Douglas Senior Center, 1575 E. 36th St. From 10 a.m. to noon, the third and fourth Wednesday of every month: Freedom Park Recreation Center, 5000 E. 29th St. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., the third and fourth Thursday of every month: Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive.

GREAT DECISIONS Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. This foreign-policy discussion group encourages thoughtful consideration of global challenges from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 19; free. Briefing books are $15, but a reference copy is available at the library. Registration is required; call the library to register. ITALIAN CONVERSATION Beyond Bread. 3026 N. Campbell Ave. 322-9965. All skill levels practice from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., every Tuesday; free. Call 624-9145 for more information.

SCRABBLE CLUB Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. Play Scrabble from 1 to 5 p.m., each Monday.

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services to low-to-moderate-income residents of Green Valley and the Tucson metropolitan area. Volunteers don’t need prior experience. Spanish-speaking volunteers are also needed as interpreters. Call 622-2801, ext. 127, or email rcamacho@piodecimocenter.org for more information. TUCSON SINGLETARIANS A social club for singles age 50 and older meets from 5 to 7 p.m., each Wednesday on the westside, and Thursday on the eastside, at locations that change each month. Free; no-host food and beverages. Call 3269174, or visit tucsonsingletarians.tripod.com for more information about the club’s many other activities. URBAN YARNS Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 5945500. Knitters and crocheters gather informally from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., each Friday, to work on their own projects, review the library’s fiber-themed books and find inspiration for new projects; free. No instruction is provided. Call 791-4010 for more information. YARNIVORES: A CROCHET AND KNITTING MEET-UP GROUP Murphy-Wilmot Branch, Tucson-Pima Public Library. 530 N. Wilmot Road. 594-5420. A brown-bag dinner and socializing devoted to the yarn arts take place from 6 to 7 p.m., every Thursday; free. Bring dinner and a project.

INDIVIDUAL JOB COUNSELING Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 5945500. A job counselor from Career Services Unlimited provides free one-on-one career-counseling about resume-writing; choosing a career; and updating interviewing, networking and job-search skills, from noon to 3 p.m., Monday, March 19, in the second-floor Santa Rita Room; free. No appointment is needed, but sessions are limited to 30 minutes. Call 791-4010 for more information. PROPOSAL-WRITING BASICS WORKSHOP Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 5945500. The process required for a grant request, and library resources available, are covered in a workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 16; free. Registration is required. Call 791-4010 to register or for more information. WILL-PLANNING WORKSHOP Red Cross Training Center. 2916 E. Broadway Blvd. 318-6861. Estate-planning attorney Robby Adamson presents a workshop about creating a will, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 21. Registration is requested by Saturday, March 17. Call 318-6747 to register.

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WRITE-A-WILL SEMINAR Free seminars cover the importance of having a will, legal aspects of the will and giving opportunities through a will. Friday, March 16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Thursday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: San Miguel High School, 6601 S. San Fernando Road. Monday, March 26, Tucson Botanical Gardens. Call 326-9686, ext. 15, or email execdirector@ tucsonbotanical.org for reservations or more information.

CAREER TRANSITIONS WORKSHOP SERIES St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. Linda Dewey leads a series of targeted workshops designed to help job seekers gain momentum in their transition process, from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, through March 27, and April 24.

WRITE-A-WILL WORKSHOP SAAF. 375 S. Euclid Ave. 628-7223. Writing a will makes your wishes known, provides for people and causes that are important to you, and creates a legacy. Local attorneys discuss writing wills and answer questions from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 17; free. Call or email irodriguez@saaf.org to register.

HOW TO TAKE A BUSINESS ONLINE Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 5945500. Kathleen McCormack discusses e-commerce and what an entrepreneur needs to know to take a business online, from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 21. Reservations are required. Call 791-4010 to register.

YWCA: VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE YWCA Frances McClelland Leadership Center. 525 N. Bonita Ave. 884-7810. IRS-certified volunteer taxpreparers provide free tax-preparation and electronic filing from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, through Thursday,

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UPCOMING NAWBO MEMBERSHIP MIXER Manning House. 450 W. Paseo Redondo. 770-0714. Members and guests of the National Association of Women Business Owners network and enjoy door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 22; free. Call 326-2926 for info.

ANNOUNCEMENTS DROP-IN JOB HELP Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 5945500. A computer instructor provides one-on-one job help, including preparing a resume, researching careers, and networking and job-search skills, from noon to 3 p.m., each Monday; and from 9 a.m. to noon, each Thursday, in the second-floor Catalina Room; free. Walkins are welcome. Call 791-4010, or email askalibrarian@pima.gov to register or for more info. FREE TAX HELP Seniors, disabled people, people for whom English is a second language and any individual who earns less than $50,000 annually may get free tax help at several times and locations throughout Southern Arizona. For the nearest location and hours of operation, call (800) 9069887; seniors call (888) 227-7669. Visit irs.gov. GLBT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Manning House. 450 W. Paseo Redondo. 770-0714. Any member of the GLBT community who is engaged in business or works with businesses is invited to a networking breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m., the third Thursday every month; $30, $25 member, $5 less if a reservation is made by the Monday prior. Call or visit tucsonglbtchamber.org for reservations or more info. JOB-SEEKERS’ GATHERING Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. Former executive recruiter Beth Cole facilitates a gathering for adult job-seekers from 3 to 4 p.m., every Friday; free. SCORE BUSINESS COUNSELING Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. Experienced executives give individualized advice about starting or building a business, from 3 to 5 p.m., every Tuesday; and from 9 a.m. to noon, every Saturday; free. Call for an appointment. TPAC SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR ‘LUMIES’ The Tucson Pima Arts Council welcomes nominations for its 2012 awards to arts groups and business organizations that support and promote the arts in Tucson. Nominations are due by midnight, Thursday, April 12. Visit tucsonpimaartscouncil.org for nomination guidelines and more information.

FILM EVENTS THIS WEEK AUTHENTIC PRODUCTIONS BEST OF 2011 FILMS Crossroads 6 Grand Cinemas. 4811 E. Grant Road. 327-7067. A Tucson production company screens its five best short films at 9 p.m., Friday, March 16; $7 age 16 and older, younger not admitted. A Q&A follows each film. Tickets are available at the Crossroads box office. Email authenticproductions@live.com for more information. BIBLIOBURRO: THE DONKEY LIBRARY Eckstrom-Columbus Branch, Pima County Public Library. 4350 E. 22nd St. 594-5285. A grade-school teacher who spent weekends sharing two donkey-loads of books with children in the poor and dangerous interior of Magdalena Province in Mexico is featured in this documentary, which screens from 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 17; free. FOOD STAMPED: A DOCUMENTARY Jewish Community Center. 3800 E. River Road. 2993000. A film promoting awareness of poverty and hun-

ger screens at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 15; free with two cans of food for the Community Food Bank. Call 577-9393, ext. 114, or email jscott@jfsa.org to RSVP. FOX TUCSON THEATRE Fox Tucson Theatre. 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515. New Belgium Brewery hosts Clips of Faith, an event that pairs beers with short indie films, at 7 p.m., Friday, March 16; $10. HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL Out in the Silence, a documentary about fallout from a gay-marriage announcement, is followed by a discussion facilitated by Stephen Russell, director of the UA Frances McClelland Institute, at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 15, at Grace St. Paul Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; free. A discussion by Anne Betteridge, director of the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies, follows a screening of The Green Wave at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free. LOFT CINEMA SPECIAL EVENTS Loft Cinema. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-7777. Visit loftcinema.com for a complete list of forthcoming films and to reserve tickets. Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m.: Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets, Hollywood Hellraisers; $9, $5 member. Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m.: The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman, and a Q&A about the status of education follows; free. Sunday, March 18, at 11 a.m.; and Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m.: Solaris, Essential Cinema; $5 suggested donation. Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.: Tomboy, Lesbian Looks; $5 to $9. A NOBLE LIE: OKLAHOMA CITY 1995 UA Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Auditorium. 1130 N. Mountain Ave. A documentary examines research by journalists, scholars and others who question the official story of the Oklahoma City bombing, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 20; free. Call 622-6419. REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR A free screening of Revenge of the Electric Car, a documentary about new interest in electric cars, takes place from 6 to 8 p.m., at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at Miller-Golf Links Library, 9640 E. Golf Links Road. Call 791-4010 for more information.

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Loft Cinema. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-7777. The Rocky Horror Picture Show screens at midnight on the third Saturday of every month with Heavy Petting as the shadow cast; $6, $5 member. The film deals with mature subject matter and is not recommended for the easily offended. No one under 17 is admitted; ID required. YIDDISH FILM SERIES UA Modern Languages Auditorium. 1423 E. University Blvd. Gil Ribak, professor of Judaic studies, presents The Forward: From Immigrants to Americans at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, as part of a Yiddish film series; free.

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EVENTS THIS WEEK BUTTERFLY WALK Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 3269686, ext. 10. A 45-minute tour identifies butterflies common to urban Tucson, and explores the plants and gardening practices that attract butterflies to the home garden, at 11 a.m., the third Thursday of every month; $8, $4 child age 4 to 12, free younger child or member, includes admission to the gardens. Call or visit tucsonbotanical.org for more information. THE GREAT XERISCAPE Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 7426455. A presentation and tour about how to use native and arid-adapted plants in water-saving landscapes take place at 10 a.m., the third Saturday of every month; $8, $6 senior, $5 active military, $4 student with valid ID, $2 ages 5 through 12, free member or child younger than 5, includes admission to the park. Visit tohonochulpark.org for more information. SPRING HERBS OF FATHER KINO’S GARDENS Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686, ext. 10. Jacqueline Soule discusses and

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signs her book Father Kinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Herbs: Growing and Using Them Today, from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 17; $27, $22 member includes admission to the gardens. The event repeats at 2 p.m., Friday, March 23, at TumacĂĄcori National Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road, TumacĂĄcori-Carmen; $3 includes admission to the park. TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church. 3809 E. Third St. 3251001. Tucson Organic Gardeners meet at 7 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month, through April 17. Free literature, refreshments and a mini-market are available. Call 670-9158, or visit tucsonorganicgardeners.org.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS GARDENING CLASSES AT THE LIBRARY Master Gardeners from the Pima County Cooperative Extension Service conduct free classes the first Saturday of every month, at 10:30 a.m., Mission Branch, 3770 S. Mission Road; every Friday through April 27, at 1 p.m., Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; and every Wednesday at 1 p.m., at the Murphy-Wilmot Branch, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Visit ag.arizona.edu for more information. PLANT LOW-COST TREES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY Customers of Tucson Electric Power Company qualify for native shade trees to plant within 15 feet of their homes on the west, south or east side. Trees are $8 including delivery. Call 791-3109, or visit tucsonaz.gov/tcb/tft.

HEALTH EVENTS THIS WEEK BE A LIFESAVER TUCSON UA Sarver Heart Center. 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 6266332. A citywide drive designed to teach Tucsonans how to do chest-compression-only CPR, a method developed at Sarver Heart Center, continues through Sunday, March 25, at sites all over town. Visit bealifesavertucson.com for schedules, locations and other information.

OUT OF TOWN SARVER HEART CENTER LECTURE SERIES Canoa Hills Social Center. 3660 S. Camino del Sol. Green Valley. 625-6200. Lectures take place at 10 a.m., every third Thursday, through April 19; free. March 15, Betsy Dokken presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taking Control of Diabetes.â&#x20AC;? Refreshments are served. Visit heart.arizona.edu.

ANNOUNCEMENTS ALZHEIMERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SUPPORT GROUPS All meetings are free; call for reservations. Family members and others caring for people with dementia gather for discussion, education and support from 1:30 to 3 p.m., the first and third Tuesday of every month, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, 2295300. An Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association Support Group meets at 4:30 p.m., the second Monday of every month, at Santa Catalina Villas retirement community, 7500 N. Calle Sin Envidia, 730-3132. An Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s caregiver support group and concurrent activity group for those with the disease meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., the second and fourth Tuesday every month, at TMCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road, 324-1960. A second Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s caregiver group meets there from 10:30 to noon, the first and third Thursday.

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FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP St. Philipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. Any family caregiver who needs a safe place to share highs and lows, learn about resources, ask questions and develop coping skills is invited to drop into this facilitated group from 10 to 11:30 a.m., the first and third Wednesday of every month; free. Participants may attend as often or as seldom as they like. Call 790-0504 or 891-3299 for info. PCAP: AFFORDABLE MEDICAL SOLUTIONS FOR PIMA COUNTY RESIDENTS A representative from the Pima Community Access Program, a service that links uninsured Pima County residents with an affordable and comprehensive network

of health-care providers, is available by appointment to enroll members of the community and give a free assessment. Call 309-2931, or email susa@mypcap.org for information or an appointment.

KIDS & FAMILIES EVENTS THIS WEEK 20 CENTS A POUND PLANE RIDES Ryan Airfield. 9698 W. Ajo Way. 883-9800. Members of the Tucson Ninety-Nines, an organization of women pilots, offers plane rides starting at 7 a.m., Saturday, March 17, with March 18 as a rain date; 20 cents per passenger pound. Proceeds help provide scholarships for flying lessons for women. Email piperpilottoo@aol.com, or call 490-3709 for more information. ACTIVE IMAGINATION THEATRE Beowulf Alley Theatre Company. 11 S. Sixth Ave. 8820555. Rabbit Hood, an imaginative reinterpretation of Robin Hood as the Easter Bunny, opens Saturday, March 17, and continues through Saturday, April 7. Shows are at noon, Saturday and Sunday; $5 child or adult. Call or email theatre@beowulfalley.org for reservations or more information. ALL TOGETHER THEATRE Live Theatre Workshop. 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. 3274242. An original adaptation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears continues through April 1. Showtime is at 1 p.m., Sunday; $5 to $8. Call or visit livetheatreworkshop.org for reservations and more info. ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART INVITATIONAL Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 5945500. An exhibit of works juried by art and photography teachers in Pima County continues through Friday, March 30; free. An artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reception takes place from 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 24. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday. Call 791-4010 for more information. CHILDREN OF DIVORCE, CHANGING FAMILIES St. Philipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. Two concurrent eight-week support groups meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., every Monday, through April 23; freewill donation. The groups close March 19. Age-appropriate activities are provided in a group for children ages 3 to 18. Family members, including never-married parents, get support for forming a step-family. Call 495-0704, or visit divorcerecovery. net for reservations and more information. CHRISTIAN YOUTH THEATER PCC Proscenium Theatre. Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. 206-6986. CYT presents Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday, March 15 and 16; and 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18; $10. Call 370-4000, or visit cyttucson.org for tickets and more information. JONI RUBINSTEIN: THE NIGHT BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY BOOK Le Bon Gâteau. 4695 N. Oracle Road, No. 105. 6244504. Tucson resident Joni Rubinstein discusses and signs her new book from 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17; free. MAGIC TREE HOUSE BOOK CLUB Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 229-5300. Fans of the Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne meet from 4 to 5 p.m., the third Thursday of every month, to discuss a different title and enjoy activities, crafts and discussion; free. The club is for ages 6 to 10; registration is required. NEXT LOUNGE MOCA. 265 S. Church Ave. 624-5019. High school students with valid ID can hang out, draw, watch art videos or get help with homework from artists and mentors with a wide range of expertise, from 2 to 5 p.m., every Wednesday, through May 9, except April 18; free. PUPPETS AMONGUS Mat Bevel Institute. 530 N. Stone Ave. 622-0192. Irish Rover, a St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day performance of a traditional story with songs, silliness and magical characters, is staged at 4:30 and 6 p.m., Saturday, March 17; $7, $5 child. Call 444-5538 for more information. SCHOOL DAYS OUT Jewish Community Center. 3800 E. River Road. 2993000. Day care is provided for school-age children from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on days that school isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in session; $40 to $57 per day. The program includes field trips, sports, art, cooking and swimming in season. Lunch is provided, except by request. Pre-care is offered from 7 to 9 a.m.; and post-care is from 4 to 6 p.m.; $5 each.


Advance registration is requested. Visit tucsonjcc.org for School Days Out dates and more information. SMARTY PANTS Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Children age 3 and 4 and their adult companions collaborate in hands-on art-making inspired by the current exhibition in the museum, at 10 a.m., the third Saturday of every month; $10 child, $8 member, includes admission to the museum. TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. TAB, the teen advisory board, shares ideas and plans teen events for the library, from 3 to 4 p.m., the third Saturday of every month, except holidays; free. TEEN MUSIC Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. Teens invite friends to hang out and listen to favorite CDs in surround sound from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the third Tuesday every month; free. TUCSON’S RIVER OF WORDS YOUTH POETRY AND TRAVELING EXHIBIT Valencia Branch, Tucson-Pima Public Library. 202 W. Valencia Road. 594-5390. This exhibit of art and writing expressing local children’s understanding of watersheds and the natural world closes Sunday, March 18. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday; free. Call 615-7855, or email eeducation@pima.gov for more information.

OUT OF TOWN FRONTIER PRINTING PRESS DEMONSTRATIONS Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. 1 Burruel St. Tubac. 398-2252. Arizona’s first newspaper, The Weekly Arizonan, was published in Tubac on March 3, 1859. In honor of that event, James Pagels demonstrates the press on which it was printed and talks about the history of newspapers in Arizona, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15; $4, $2 youth age 7 to 13, free child, includes admission to the park.

UPCOMING SALPOINTE’S SPRING MUSICAL Salpointe High School. 1545 E. Copper St. 327-6581. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opens Thursday, March 22, and continues through Sunday, April 1. Showtimes are 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; and 1 p.m., Sunday; $10, $8 student. Call 547-4328 for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS TOGETHER WE THRIVE MURAL PROJECT Peter Howell Elementary School. 401 N. Irving Ave. 232-7200. Kids are invited to work on a mural with a “Together We Thrive” theme from 3 to 5 p.m., every Tuesday, through April 17. Visit tucsonartsbrigade.org.

OUTDOORS EVENTS THIS WEEK SONORAN DESERT WEEDWACKERS Tucson Mountain Park. 2020 N. Kinney Road. 8776000. Volunteers age 12 and older help remove buffelgrass and fountain grass from 7 to 10 a.m., every second and fourth Wednesday; and every third Saturday; free. Work may require hiking and working on steep slopes. Meeting locations are in Tucson Mountain Park. Details are given with RSVP, which is required. Call 615-7855, or email eeducation@pima.gov to RSVP or for more information.

OUT OF TOWN FORT BOWIE 150TH ANNIVERSARY Fort Bowie Visitors Center. 3327 Old Fort Bowie Road. Bowie. (520) 847-2500, ext. 1. A park ranger guides hikes focusing on the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort, including the Bascom Affair and the Battle of Apache Pass, at 10 a.m., every Sunday in March; free. The 3-mile round-trip hike begins at the Fort Bowie trailhead off Apache Pass Road near Willcox. SAN PEDRO RIVER WALK San Pedro House. 9800 Highway 90. Sierra Vista. (520) 508-4445. A 2-mile interpretive walk in the rich wildlife habitat along the San Pedro River takes place at 9 a.m., every Saturday in March; freewill donation. Visit sanpedroriver.org for more information.

TOURS OF MISSIONS AROUND TUMACÁCORI Tumacácori National Historical Park. 1891 E. Frontage Road. Tumacácori. 398-2341. Guided tours to the fragile ruins of the historic mission sites of Los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi and San Cayetano de Calabazas take place at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, through March 27; $20 includes transportation and admission to the Tumacácori mission and national park. Visit nps.gov/tuma, or call (520) 398-2341, ext. 0, for reservations or more info.

SPIRITUALITY EVENTS THIS WEEK ANOTHER LOOK AT THOSE CRAZY MYSTICS St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. Brad Stroup facilitates a series of seminars about prominent male mystics at 7 p.m., every Wednesday, through April 4. March 21: Meister Eckhart, 1260 to 1328 A.D. March 28: Nicolas of Cusa, 1401 to 1464 A.D. April 4: the pre-Christian Sidhartha Gautama, 563 to 483 B.C., on the Buddha’s “Fire Sermon.” INTRODUCTION TO MASTERPATH Pima Community College, Community Campus. 401 N. Bonita Ave. 206-6468. A video of Sri Gary Olsen, current living master of MasterPath, is shown from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17; free. A talk by one of his long-time students follows. NATIVE AMERICAN EQUINOX WITH TONY REDHOUSE Yoga Connection. 3929 E. Pima St. 323-1222. Tony Redhouse gives a traditional Native American blessing ceremony honoring the energy of the four directions of the circle of life with a drum, flute and his voice, from 1 to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 18; $7 suggested donation. RECOVERING FROM RELIGION DuVal Auditorium, UA Medical Center. 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 694-0111. Jerry DeWitt discusses his conversion from a Pentecostal minister to an atheist, and his book Surviving Identity Suicide, from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, March 18; freewill donation. Call 2979919 for more information. YUKIHIRO IBUKI: JOHREI: DIVINE LIGHT OF SALVATION Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue. 2841 N. Campbell Ave. 861-8738. A visiting minister of the Johrei Fellowship of Tucson discusses the fellowship and leads a Q&A from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, March 19; free. Refreshments are served. Visit fid-az.org to register or for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS BHAGAVAD GITA STUDY Govinda’s Natural Foods Buffet and Boutique. 711 E. Blacklidge Drive. 792-0630. Shared reading and indepth study of the ancient Indian text takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m., every Wednesday; free. A free light meal follows. Visit govindasoftucson.com for more info. BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND PHILOSOPHY Tara Mahayana Buddhist Center. 1701 E. Miles St. 296-8626. Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur teaches about Buddhist meditation and philosophy at 10 a.m., Sunday, and 7 p.m., Thursday. A lesson also is given at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at A Rich Experience, 7435 N. Oracle Road, No. 101; and 6:30 p.m., Friday, at Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road; freewill donation. Call or visit meditationintucson.org for more information. LGBT BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND PRACTICE Three Jewels. 314 E. Sixth St. 303-6648. Two 20-minute silent sitting meditations, readings from Buddhist spiritual texts, and discussion take place from 10 to 11:45 a.m., every Sunday; free-will donation. Bring a pillow or cushion. Call 287-3127 for more information. MEDITATION AND YOGA BY DONATION Yoga Connection. 3929 E. Pima St. 323-1222. Group meditation takes place from 7 to 8 p.m., every Monday. Meditation techniques alternate weekly among Mantra, Krya, Yoga Nidra and others. Yoga practice takes place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., every Tuesday; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., every Wednesday; and 8 to 8:30 a.m., every Thursday. Call for more information. MINDFULNESS MEDITATION Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center. 1133 S. Swan Road. 745-4624. A Theravada Buddhist monk guides exploration of mindfulness and peacefulness for all levels at 3 p.m., every Sunday. A silent sitting meditation takes place at 6 p.m., every Sunday. Both are free. Visit tucsonbuddhistcenter.org for more information.

SINGING BIRD SANGHA Zen Desert Sangha. 3226 N. Martin Ave. 319-6260. Meditation and teachings in the Buddhist tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh take place at 4:45 p.m., every Sunday; free. Call 299-1903 for more information. STILLNESS MEDITATION GROUP Kiewit Auditorium, UA Medical Center. 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Stillness meditation for patients, families, staff and the community takes place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., every Monday; free. Call 694-4605 or 6944786 for more information. SUNDAY FEAST AND FESTIVAL Govinda’s Natural Foods Buffet and Boutique. 711 E. Blacklidge Drive. 792-0630. Mantra chanting takes place at 5:30 p.m., every Sunday, followed by a spiritual discourse at 6 p.m., and a ceremony consisting of music, chanting and dancing at 6:30 p.m.; free. An eight-course vegetarian feast is served at 7 p.m.; $3. Call or visit govindasoftucson.com for more information. TIBETAN BUDDHIST PRACTICE HOUR Little Chapel of All Nations. 1052 N. Highland Ave. 623-1692. Meditation instruction and practice, chanting and a short dharma talk by Khenpo Drimed Dawa (Dean Pielstick) take place from 11 a.m. to noon, every Sunday; free. Call 622-8460, or visit dharmakirti.org. WISE WOMEN DRUMMING Unitarian Universalist Church. 4831 E. 22nd St. 7481551. Mature women meet to drum and sing from 1 to 3 p.m., the first and third Saturday every month; free. Drums are available. Call 797-9323 for information.

SPORTS EVENTS THIS WEEK AZ BLISTER KICKBALL Joaquin Murrieta Park. 1400 N. Silverbell Road. 7914752. League play continues at 7 p.m., every Thursday, through April 19. Visit kickball.com to register. GREEN ISLE MILE AND RUNNING WITH THE IRISH 5K Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 5945500. A 5k race starts at 7:30 a.m., and a 1-mile race kicks off the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 17, in the library plaza; $25 each race, $35 both races. Visit taggrun.com to register and for more information. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SPRING TRAINING Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. 2500 E. Ajo Way. 434-1021. Gates open at 11:30 a.m., and game time is 1:05 p.m.; $6 to $20. Friday, March 16: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Seattle Mariners. Sunday, March 18: San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies. Friday, March 23: Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers in a benefit game for the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. Visit kinosportscomplex.com for more info. OLD PUEBLO GRAND PRIX St. Augustine Cathedral. 192 S. Stone Ave. 623-6351. A professional “criterium” bicycle race takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., Saturday, March 17; free spectator. Cyclists travel at very high speeds over a short course from Stone Avenue, to Jackson Street, to Scott Avenue, to 14th Street, and back to Stone Avenue. The Tucson race is one of 11 criterium races in the U.S. Visit oldpueblograndprix.com for more information. UA BASEBALL Hi Corbett Field. 3400 E. Camino Campestre. 3279467. Tickets are $8, $5 youth or senior. Visit azwildcats.com for more information. Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, at noon: Washington State. Tuesday, March 20, at 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 21, at 3 p.m.: New Mexico State.

competitors also takes place Saturday. Visit arizonawildcats.com/sports for more information.

OUT OF TOWN AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM-CAPTAIN MEETING Empire High School. 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Vail. 879-3000. Those interested in being sponsors or forming a relay team to represent their businesses attend a meeting from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, or April 18. The race takes place at 4:15 p.m., Friday, May 18. Call 471-2075, or visit relayforlife.org/ tucsonvailaz for more information. DAVE’S RUN FOR ALS Crossroads at Silverbell Park. 7548 N. Silverbell Road. Marana. 382-1999. A 5k competitive run and 1-mile walk begin at 8:30 a.m., and a family fitness fun run and walk begins at 9:15 a.m., Sunday, March 18, on a new certified course around the park; $25 race, $15 family run. Visit azroadrunners.org to register and for more information.

UPCOMING KISS ME DIRTY WOMEN-ONLY OBSTACLE 5K RACE Pima County Fairgrounds. 11500 S. Houghton Road. 762-3247. Teams and individuals run a 5k race through mud and other sloppy obstacles at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 24; $60, $50 advance, free spectator. Proceeds benefit gynecological cancer research. Visit kissmedirty. com for details and to register. SHOBOX LIVE BOXING Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater. Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road. (800) 344-9435. Diego Magdaleno meets Miguel “Barreterito” Beltran Jr. in a televised event at 6 p.m., Friday, March 23; $31.50 to $100. Visit casinodelsol.com for tickets or more info.

ANNOUNCEMENTS POOL TOURNAMENTS Pockets Pool and Pub. 1062 S. Wilmot Road. 5719421. Nine-ball tournaments take place according to handicap at 5 p.m., Sunday, and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, for 9 and under; and at 7:30 p.m., Monday, for 8 and under. Tournaments for handicaps 9 and under take place at noon, every Saturday: 14.1 straight pool the first Saturday; nine-ball the second and fourth Saturday; 10-ball the third Saturday; and eight-ball the fifth Saturday; $10, optional $5 side pot. Unrated players arrive 30 minutes early to get a rating. Chess and backgammon also available. Call for more information. RAINBOW RIDERS CYCLING GROUP A group of LGBTA cyclists dedicated to the enjoyment of all types of bicycling meets every Sunday, and other occasions at the suggestion of members; free. Times vary. All levels of riders are welcome. E-mail nursewratchet@yahoo.com, or visit health.groups.yahoo. com/group/wingspan_fun2bhealthy/messages for info. TUCSON FRONTRUNNERS LGBT people and family, friends and straight allies of all ability levels run or walk at their own pace. At 5:30 p.m., every Monday, they participate in Meet Me at Maynards, 311 E. Congress St. At 5:30 p.m., each Wednesday, they climb Tumamoc Hill, just west of the intersection of Silverbell Road and Anklam Road. At 7:30 p.m., every Saturday, they walk Reid Park from the parking lot of Hi Corbett Field, 3400 E. Camino Campestre. An hour later, they meet for brunch. Visit tucsonfrontrunners.org for more information. TUCSON ULTIMATE Himmel Park. 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. 791-3276. League play takes place from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, yearround at Ochoa Park, 3450 N. Fairview Ave.; free spectator. Visit tucsonultimate.com for more information. Visit tucsonultimate.com for more information.

UA GYMNASTICS UA McKale Memorial Center. 1721 E. Enke Drive. The UA hosts U.S. Air Force, Bridgeport and Utah State at 6 p.m., Friday, March 16; $8, $5 senior or child, 15 percent discount to active-duty military with ID. Visit arizonawildcats.com for tickets or more information.

TUCSON WOMEN’S LIGHTNING RUGBY CLUB Vista del Prado Park. 6800 E. Stella Road. 791-5930. Women rugby players age 18 or older, all shapes and sizes, are sought. Practice is from 6 to 8 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday. Email jcbirchfield@gmail.com, or visit lightningrugby.com

UA MEN’S GOLF Arizona National Golf Club. 9777 E. Sabino Greens Drive. 749-3636. The UA hosts the National Invitational Tournament on Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17; free spectator, no carts. Visit arizonawildcats.com.

VOLLEYBALL Randolph Recreation Center. 200 S. Alvernon Way. 791-4870. Play volleyball every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. $1.50 adult; $1 youth or senior. Call for more information.

UA TRACK AND FIELD Arizona Stadium. 530 N. Vine Ave. 621-2211. UA hosts the Willie Williams Classic high school and college competition Saturday through Monday, March 17 through 19; free spectator. Saturday is high school only; Sunday is high school and collegiate. The Dave Murray Distance Carnival for both high school and collegiate

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PERFORMING ARTS George Grove and the Kingston Trio stop at the Temple of Music and Art for two shows The Kingston Trio

Born for Folk BY SHERILYN FORRESTER, sforrester@tucsonweekly.com eems like it was just meant to be. When the Arizona Theatre Company presents the folk group the Kingston Trio next week as part of its nascent Temple Spotlight Series, George Grove will be there, just as he has been for 36 years, with his banjo, his guitar and his serious passion for the folk-music tradition, and for the Kingston Trio in particular. Grove, who hails from the hills of western North Carolina, was 9 years old when his older sister brought home an albumâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you remember thoseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and the minute he saw it, he grabbed it from her hands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What in the world is this?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; It was The Kingston Trioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;Ś From the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hungry i,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and I remember specifically looking at that unique art work on the cover. It was this beautiful pen-and-ink drawing of San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the Coit Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge and all these places I knew nothing about. That album did not remain my sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for very long. She says I grabbed it and said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my album, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gonna be one of that group.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just the music that gripped Grove. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the entire approach of that album. â&#x20AC;Ś What Dave Guard was saying in between songs was not only the intro to the next song, but it was also insouciant and intelligent about what was taking place in the world. It was almost an intangible thing that caught my attention and caught my heart, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been able to let go of it.â&#x20AC;? Not everyone derives the special inspiration that filled Grove, of course. But there have been plenty of folks who not only enjoy the beautiful simplicity of folk music, but also have been led to pick up the guitar and learn to strum the three or four chords, which open the doors to their own participation. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tom Dooleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has two chords,â&#x20AC;? Grove says of

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the accessibility of folk music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I taught myself to play the guitar. I had been taking piano lessons since I was 4, so music was not new to me.â&#x20AC;? Groveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical path has taken him far beyond two chords. He studied piano and trumpet at Wake Forest University and then played in the U.S. Army Band. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I finished my Army service, I thought, at the ripe old age of 23, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Well, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a good career with this music thing so far,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; so I moved to Nashville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though I grew up in an area with a rich musical heritage, I really wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turned on to it until I heard that Kingston Trio album. So here I was in Nashville, and I got a job at Opryland, which was a music-themed amusement park. The Grand Ole Opry had just moved from the Ryman Auditorium to its new theater at Oprylandâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a great facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;so I was invited to hang out backstage with Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn and Roy Acuffâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all the old guard. I learned a lot from watching and listening and playing with them.â&#x20AC;? In 1976, Grove heard the Trio was looking for a banjo player, so he went to audition in Atlanta on his 29th birthday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I played all the songs, and knew them backward and forward, both instrumentally and vocally. We got along musically and sociallyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very important when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re touring 35 to 40 weeks out of the year. I got the job, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been with them ever since.â&#x20AC;? The Kingston Trio has been around since 1957. The original members were Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard. They disbanded in 1967, and Shane resurrected the group as the New Kingston Trio, and teamed with Bill Zorn and Roger Gambill in 1973. The Trio has changed personnel over the yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but not as much as you might think. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve actually kept it in the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;at least

in the folk family. After Roger Gambill died of a heart attack, Bob Haworth, who had been with the Brothers Four, joined the trio, then left but later returned,â&#x20AC;? Grove said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bill Zorn, from the New Christy Minstrels, played from 1973 to 1976. I replaced him, but then Bob Shane had a heart attack and thought it was Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way of telling him to retire, so Bill rejoined the group. Rick Dougherty, formerly of the Limeliters, joined us in 2005.â&#x20AC;? Some years ago, Grove went back to school to study jazz composition, and the skills he learned there have opened up new opportunities for the group. With Groveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s orchestrations, the trio has played with most of the major symphonies in the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Atlanta Symphony called and asked if we could perform with them, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never done anything like that,â&#x20AC;? Grove says. Their agent scheduled them anyway. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, we had a booking in Las Vegas, and the rest of the guys were downstairs having a good time, and I was up in my room writing orchestral arrangements. I guess Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never grown out of being the geek.â&#x20AC;? The Kingston Trioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tom Dooleyâ&#x20AC;? is in the Grammy Hall of Fame, and the group received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy in 2011. Their contributions to the development of

The Kingston Trio Presented by the Arizona Theatre Company 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, and Wednesday, March 21 Temple of Music and Art 330 S. Scott Ave. $40 to $57 622-2823; www.aztheatreco.org

popular music in the latter half of the 20th century are immeasurable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Trio really opened the doors for Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez,â&#x20AC;? Grove says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And many rockers started out as folk singers. The Association, Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, and Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey of the Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;they all started out as folkies. I think the Kingston Trio showed that it was viable for a recording company to take a chance on a folk singer.â&#x20AC;? Grove now lives in Las Vegas and coproduces albums for other artists, and does session work as a musician and vocalist. The Kingston Trioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new CD, Born at the Right Time, will be released any day. Undeniably, Grove found his groove. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think I was born to do this.â&#x20AC;?

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KARAN CASEY, JOHN DOYLE AND JOHN WILLIAMS Berger Performing Arts Center. 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. 770-3762. An Irish-music power-trio performs at 8 p.m., Friday, March 16; $23 to $25. Visit inconcerttucson.com for tickets or more information. Tickets are available with no service fee at the Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell Ave.

CONTRA DANCING First United Methodist Church. 915 E. Fourth St. 6226481. Live music, callers and an alcohol- and smokefree environment are provided for contra-dancing at 7 p.m., the first, third and fourth Saturday each month; $8. An introductory lesson takes place at 6:30 p.m.; dancing begins at 7 p.m. Call 325-1902, or visit tftm. org for more information. ECSTATIC DANCE TUCSON Rhythm Industry Performance Factory. 1013 S. Tyndall Ave. 481-8003. Participants express themselves with dance, and have fun in an alcohol-, drug- and judgmentfree environment, at 7:30 p.m., the third Saturday of every month; $7 suggested donation, free child. Call 229-6247 for more information. TUCSON TANGO FESTIVAL Holiday Inn. 4550 S. Palo Verde Road. 746-1161. Milongas (dances), tango classes for all skill levels, private lessons and more take place from Thursday, March 15, to Monday, March 19. Spectators are welcome at performances; $5. Call 468-5536, or visit tucsontango. com for complete schedules, registration fees and info.

UPCOMING UAPRESENTS UA Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. 6213364. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, March 23: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; $31 to $79. Saturday, April 14: River North Dance Chicago; $20 to $42. Call or visit uapresents.org for tickets.

MUSIC EVENTS THIS WEEK ARIZONA FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC Leo Rich Theater. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4101. The Mandelring Quartet with marimbist Katarzyna Mycka performs at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 21; $25, $10 student. Call 577-3769, or visit arizonachambermusic.org for tickets or more info. AWENRISING Christ Presbyterian Church. 6565 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-5535. Acoustic chamber ensemble AwenRising presents A Celtic Celebration of Song and Sound, a program of Celtic favorites and a new work by Tucson composer Robert Hanshaw, at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 18; $15. Call 344-2936, or email awenrising@gmail. com for more information. BLOOM MEMORIAL CONCERT St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. An eclectic concert featuring pianist Paula Fan, soprano Nancy Davis Booth and singer and pianist Jeff Haskell honors the memory of influential Tucson choral conductor John Bloom at 7 p.m., Friday, March 16; $15 suggested donation to support St. Philip’s Friends of Music. BLUEGRASS GUITAR WORKSHOP 17th Street Music. 810 E. 17th St. 624-8821, ext. 7147. Greg Morton teaches a class for all skill levels from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 17; free. Topics include good practice techniques, how to play with other musicians and tips for playing the Mother Maybelle or Norman Blake styles. THE DAYSTAR CHAMBER PLAYERS San Pedro Chapel. 5230 E. Fort Lowell Road. 3180219. Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Roussel and Taneyev are featured at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 18; $15. Visit oldfortlowellneighborhood.org for more information. DOVE OF PEACE CONCERTS Dove of Peace Lutheran Church. 665 W. Roller Coaster Road. 887-5127. Concerts are at 2 p.m., Sunday; freewill donation. March 18: Bach Birthday Celebration, featuring principal TSO flutist Alexander Lipay. April 1: Kingfisher Quartet performs music by Mozart and Haydn. Call or visit doveofpeacetucson.org. FOX TUCSON THEATRE Fox Tucson Theatre. 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515. Sunday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m.: The Manhattan Transfer; $35 to $94. Tuesday, March 20, at 2 and 7 p.m.: In the Mood Big Band Revue; $20 to $42. Call or visit foxtucsontheatre.org for tickets or more information. GASLIGHT THEATRE FAMILY CONCERTS The Gaslight Theatre. 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 8869428. Concerts are at 7 p.m., Monday; $12 to $22.

KARAOKE AT BOOKMANS Bookmans. 1930 E. Grant Road. 325-5767. Karaoke for all ages takes place from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 16; free. Prizes are awarded. THE KINGSTON TRIO Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4875. The legendary ’60s folk trio performs at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, March 20 and 21; $40 to $57. Call or visit arizonatheatre.org for tickets. LENTEN RECITAL SERIES St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. Concerts are from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., every Thursday, through March 29; freewill donation. March 15: Victor Valenzuela, horn. March 22: Lisa Spurlin, soprano. March 29: Mitchell Sturges, tenor. MUSIC AT THE UA UA School of Music. 1017 N. Olive Road. 621-1655. Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m.: The Tucson Concert Band presents “Midnight in Moscow,” featuring a preconcert performance in the courtyard by the Arizona Balalaika Orchestra at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m.: Hong-Mei Xiao and Paula Fan perform “An Evening of Russian Viola Music,” Holsclaw Hall; $5. Call 621-1162, or visit arizona.tix.com for tickets. PLAYING FOR UNITY IN DIVERSITY Old Tucson Studios. 201 S. Kinney Road. 883-0100. Musicians from a wide range of cultures and genres perform in the spirit of bringing people together through music at a festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 17; $16.95, $10.95 age 4 through 11, free younger child, includes admission to the park. Email annick@playingforunityindiversity.com, or visit playingforunityindiversity.com for schedules and details. VERISMO: THE REAL WORLD ARRIVES IN OPERA St. Mark’s Methodist Church. 1431 W. Magee Road. 297-2062. A narrator, four soloists and a pianist present a program about an era when operas began to explore the lives of ordinary people. The performance takes place at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 18; $20, or two for $20. Call 797-3959, ext. 9, or visit saaca.org for reservations or more information.

SHOPPES AT LA POSADA Shoppes at La Posada. 665 S. Park Centre Ave. Green Valley. 648-7870. Crystal Ridge Bluegrass Band performs from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17; freewill donation. Proceeds benefit Valley Assistance Services.

UPCOMING FESTIVAL DE LAS TROMPETAS UA Crowder Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. 621-1162. A Tucson concert is one of three in the state celebrating a growing collaboration between students and faculty from the UA School of Music and the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, Michoacán, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22; free. Call 621-2998for more info.

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SHAPE-NOTE SINGING Sonora Cohousing Common House. 501 E. Roger Road. 404-1988. Shape-note singing from The Sacred Harp takes place from 2 to 5 p.m., the first and third Saturday of every month; free. Copies of The Sacred Harp are available for loan or purchase. Call 743-1268, or visit tucsonfasola.org for more information.

OUT OF TOWN ARIZONA FOLKLORE PRESERVE Arizona Folklore Preserve. 44 Ramsey Canyon Road. Hereford. 378-6165. Performers of traditional music are featured at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; $15, $6 younger than 17. March 17 and 18: Call of the West. Visit arizonafolklore.com for reservations, information about the folklore preserve and a schedule of upcoming performances. DESERT VIEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Desert View Performing Arts Center. 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive. SaddleBrooke. 825-5318. Thursday, March 15, at 4 and 7:30 p.m.: How Great Thou Art; $30, $20 advance. Visit tickets.saddlebrooketwo.com for tickets or more information. FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC Bisbee Women’s Club. 7 Ledge Ave. Bisbee. (520) 432-3204. The Mosaic Harp Trio performs at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 17; and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 18; $10. Call (520) 432-7217, or visit artentree.net/ fortheloveofmusic for reservations or more information JAVARITA COFFEE HOUSE Javarita Coffee House (The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ). 17750 S. La Cañada Drive. Sahuarita. 625-1375. Rick Nestler performs sea chanties, folk and Irish music at 7 p.m., Friday, March 16; $10. Visit thegoodshepherducc.org for more information ORO VALLEY MARKETPLACE Oro Valley Marketplace. Oracle and Tangerine roads. Oro Valley. Jazz and R&B group Shaky Bones performs in the Century Theatres Courtyard at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 15; free. Call 797-3959 for more information. PETER MCLAUGHLIN Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. 1 Burruel St. Tubac. 398-2252. National flat-picking champion Peter McLaughlin shares a bill with artist-in-residence Ted Ramirez from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 18; $18, free age 14 and younger. Visit tubacpresidiopark.com for more information.

THEATER OPENING THIS WEEK BEOWULF ALLEY THEATRE COMPANY Beowulf Alley Theatre Company. 11 S. Sixth Ave. 8820555. Radium Girls opens with a preview Thursday, March 15, and continues through Sunday, April 8. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2:30 p.m., Sunday; $21, $15 preview. Call or visit beowulfalley.org for tickets and more information. BROADWAY BEHIND THE SCENES: ROCK OF AGES TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4101. A 2.5hour workshop with a theater professional, lunch and a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Rock of Ages take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Saturday, March 17; $65 includes the workshop and admission to the production. Call 319-0400 for tickets, or more information. FOX TUCSON THEATRE Fox Tucson Theatre. 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515. Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m.: Women Fully Clothed features comediennes from popular TV shows; $20 to $50. Call or visit foxtucsontheatre.org for tickets, or more information.

CONTINUING BEOWULF ALLEY’S OLD TIME RADIO THEATRE Beowulf Alley Theatre Company. 11 S. Sixth Ave. 8820555. A reading of radio scripts from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s takes place at 7 p.m., the first and third Tuesday of every month; $10, $5 ages 4 through 12. Call or visit beowulfalley.org for script titles and more information.

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RED BARN THEATRE Red Barn Theatre. 948 N. Main Ave. 622-6973. Oliver! continues through Sunday, March 25. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday; $16, $10 Friday, $13 senior, student or military. Call or visit theredbarntheater.com for more information. THE GASLIGHT THEATRE The Gaslight Theatre. 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 8869428. Two Amigos, the comic adventures of circus performers Reynaldo and Paco, continues through Sunday, March 25. Showtimes are 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 6 and 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 3 and 7 p.m., Sunday; $17.95, $7.95 child age 12 and younger, $15.95 student, military and senior. Visit thegaslighttheatre.com for reservations or more info. UAPRESENTS UA Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. 6213364. Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m.: Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!; $36 to $69. Sunday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m.: Shirley MacLaine. Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m.: Larry King; $27 to $104. Call or visit uapresents.org for tickets or more information.

LAST CHANCE ARIZONA ROSE THEATRE COMPANY Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4875. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown closes Sunday, March 18. Showtimes are 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday; $17, $15 senior or military, $10 age 8 and younger, $2 less advance. Call 888-0509, or visit arizonarosetheatre.com for tickets or more information. ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4875. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby closes Saturday, March 17. Showtimes vary; $31 to $56 plus fees, $10 student with ID. Call or visit arizonatheatre.org for tickets or more information. BROADWAY IN TUCSON Tucson Music Hall. 210 S. Church Ave. 791-4101. The ’80s arena-rock love story Rock of Ages closes Sunday, March 18. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Thursday; 8 p.m., Friday; 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday; and 1 and 6:30 p.m., Sunday; $56 to $76.35, plus $14.20 if purchased online. Visit broadwayintucson.com for tickets and more information. COMEDY PLAYHOUSE Comedy Playhouse. 3620 N. First Ave. 260-6442. The Comedy Genius of G.K. Chesterton, a compendium from his humorous essays and witticisms, closes Sunday, March 18. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 3 p.m., Sunday; $12, $10 senior and student. Call or visit thecomedyplayhouse.com for tickets or more information. LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP Live Theatre Workshop. 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. 3274242. Shirley Valentine closes Sunday, March 18. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 3 p.m., Sunday; $18, $16 student, senior or military. Call or visit livetheatreworkshop.org for tickets and more information.

UPCOMING LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP Live Theatre Workshop. 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. 3274242. Death and the Maiden opens Thursday, March 22, and continues through Sunday, April 22. The opening Thursday and first Friday are preview shows. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Thursday preview; 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 3 p.m., Sunday; $18, $12 preview, $16 student, senior or military. Call or visit livetheatreworkshop.org for tickets and more info. UA THEATRE UA Marroney Theatre. 1025 N. Olive Road. 621-1162. Julius Caesar closes with shows Friday through Sunday, March 23 through 25. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; $17 to $28. Visit arizona.tix.com for tickets; see cfa. arizona.edu for more information about the plays.

ANNOUNCEMENTS MAGICAL MYSTERY DINNER THEATER El Parador. 2744 E. Broadway Blvd. 881-2744. Murder at the Vampire’s Wedding, a 2 1/2-hour, interactive comedy whodunit that includes a three-course dinner, takes place most Fridays and Saturdays; $29 to $42, includes dinner. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call for reservations or more information.

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OPENING THIS WEEK ETHERTON GALLERY Etherton Gallery. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. An exhibit of works by Joe Forkan, Nancy Tokar Miller and Lisa M. Robinson opens Tuesday, March 20, and continues through Saturday, May 26. An artists’ reception takes place from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, March 24. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment; free. Visit ethertongallery. com for more information. JANE HAMILTON FINE ART Jane Hamilton Fine Art. 2890 E. Skyline Drive, No. 180. 529-4886. The Sky’s the Limit, an exhibit of Tom Murray’s oil paintings of the moods of the Western sky, opens Tuesday, March 20, and continues through Friday, March 30. A reception celebrating the gallery’s 20th anniversary takes place from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 23. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday; free. Visit janehamiltonfineart.com for more information. SANTA CRUZ VALLEY OPEN STUDIO TOUR A reception to launch an open studio tour with examples of participating artists’ work takes place from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 16, at Tubac Center for the Arts, 9 Plaza Road, Tubac; free. Artists from Sahuarita, Green Valley, Amado, Tubac, Rio Rico and Nogales open their studios from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Sunday, March 16, through 18; free. Several artists demonstrate and show their work from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday, March 16 through 18, at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, 1 Otero Road, Tubac. Visit tubacarts.org or call (520) 398-2371 for a catalog and map. TUCSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Tucson International Airport. 7250 S. Tucson Blvd. 573-8100. Arcoiris, an exhibit of contemporary abstract paintings by local artists Karen Bellamy and Le Letizia Stranghellini, opens in the lower link gallery on Tuesday, March 20, and continues through Tuesday, May 15. A reception takes place from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 31; free. The airport galleries are open 24 hours every day; free. Call 573-8187 for more information.

CONTINUING AGUA CALIENTE PARK RANCH HOUSE GALLERY Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery. 12325 E. Roger Road. 749-3718. West by Midwest ... and Places in Between, an exhibition of water media by Karen Shanahan and Sandy Walker, continues through Wednesday, March 28. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday; free. Call 615-7855, or email eeducation@pima.gov for more information. ARIZONA HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY Arizona Health Sciences Center. 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 626-7301. Travels in Medicine: Exploring the Global Health Community, an exhibit of photographs depicting UA students, faculty and staff participating in health initiatives outside the U.S., continues in the library, Room 2101, through Saturday, April 21. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily; free. Call for more information. ART GALLERY 1122 N. Stone Ave. 624-7099, 405-5800. American Daze/Russian Haze, an exhibit of new paintings by Alex Arshanskly, continues through Saturday, April 28. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and by appointment; free. ATLAS FINE ART SERVICES Atlas Fine Art Services. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 622-2139. An exhibit of works on paper continues through Saturday, March 24. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; free.

BEMINE: WRITERS AND ARTISTS COLLABORATE UA Poetry Center. 1508 E. Helen St. 626-3765. Curated pairs of Tucson writers, visual artists and musicians collaborate to re-invent the valentine in BeMine, an exhibit that continues through Friday, March 30. Visit poetry.arizona.edu for more information. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday; free. BICAS UNDERGROUND ART WORKSHOPS BICAS. 44 W. Sixth St. 628-7950. BICAS and Pedro Sorto host an LGBTQA workshop combining street art, t-shirt printing, printmaking and LGBTQ issues from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 24; $5 to $20 suggested donation. Bring a T-shirt or any other clothes you would like to print. Local artists teach workshops making use of bike parts and other donated materials from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday; freewill donation $4 to $20. March 20: sock monkeys with Jessica McCullough; bring long socks. March 27: DIY screen-printing workshop. Bring materials of your choice. Email casey.wollschlaeger@ bicas.org for more information. CALL TO ARTISTS ArtsEye Gallery. 3550 E. Grant Road. 325-0260. Submissions are sought for the fourth annual Curious Camera competition. New categories include pinhole, plastic, vintage, instant and phone photography. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 8. Visit curiouscamera.com for details and information about prizes. CONRAD WILDE GALLERY Conrad Wilde Gallery. 439 N. Sixth Ave., Suite 195. 622-8997. The Seventh Annual Encaustic Invitational continues through Saturday, March 31. Hours are noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday; free. Visit conradwildegallery.com for more information. CONTRERAS GALLERY Contreras Gallery. 110 E. Sixth St. 398-6557. Hackneyed Taboos and Tin Ears Too, an exhibit of Gary Aagaard’s paintings interpreting socio-political concerns, continues through Saturday, March 31. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; free. Visit contrerashousefineart.com for more information. DEGRAZIA GALLERY IN THE SUN DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun. 6300 N. Swan Road. 299-9191. Portraits of DeGrazia, an exhibit of photographs and paintings of Ted DeGrazia, including works by Louise Serpa and Thomas Hart Benton, continues through Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Ted DeGrazia Depicts the Life of Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino: 20 Oil Paintings is on permanent display. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily; free. Call or visit degrazia.org for more information. DEGRAZIA GALLERY IN THE SUN LITTLE GALLERY DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Little Gallery. 6300 N. Swan Road. 299-9191. The Dancing Saguaro, an exhibit of more than 30 watercolor paintings by Brian Hill, continues through Friday, March 23. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily; free. Visit degrazia.org for more information. DELECTABLES RESTAURANT AND CATERING Delectables Restaurant and Catering. 533 N. Fourth Ave. 884-9289. Divine Providence, an exhibit of paintings and prints by Wil Taylor, continues through Thursday, May 31. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday; free. Call 884-9289, or visit wiltaylor.com for more information. DESERT ARTISANS’ GALLERY Desert Artisans’ Gallery. 6536 E. Tanque Verde Road. 722-4412. Painted Spring, an exhibit of pieces in a range of media by a variety of local artists and artisans, continues through Sunday, June 3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday. Visit desertartisansgallery.com for more information. DETAILS ART AND DESIGN GALLERY Details Art and Design. 3001 E. Skyline Drive, No. 139. 577-1995. The Purse Museum, an exhibit of antique to contemporary purses and handbags that represent unique styles and designs, continues through Friday, April 20; free. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m., Sunday. Visit thepursemuseum.com for more information. THE DRAWING STUDIO The Drawing Studio. 33 S. Sixth Ave. 620-0947. Arizona Encaustics 2012, a juried show representing artists throughout the state, continues through Saturday, March 31. Hours are noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; free. Call or visit thedrawingstudio.com for more information. FLORENCE QUATER GALLERY Southwest University of Visual Arts’ Florence Quater Gallery. 2538 N. Country Club Road. 325-0123. Transmission, an exhibit of diverse approaches to the

video medium, continues through Thursday, March 22. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; free. GEORGE STRASBURGER ART GALLERY George Strasburger Art Gallery. 172 N. Toole Ave. 8822160. People and Places, an exhibit of paintings by George Strasburger and photographs by Alfonso Elia, continues through Saturday, March 31. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. Visit georgestrasburger.com for more information. INDUSTRIA STUDIOS Industria Studios. 1441 E. 17th St. 235-0797. The Artists of Industria, featuring paintings and sculpture by Marc David Leviton and fusion modeling by Brian Carlton, continues through Sunday, March 25; free. Hours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, or by appointment. JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY Joseph Gross Gallery. 1031 N. Olive Road, No. 108. 626-4215. Apariciones Apparitions, an exhibit of paintings by Adriana Gallego and Claudio Dicochea reflecting traditional casta styles and women’s roles in resistance and war, continues through Monday, April 2. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and noon to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. LA PILITA MUSEUM La Pilita Museum. 420 S. Main Ave. 882-7454. An exhibit of barrio scenes painted by members of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild continues through Friday, March 30. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; and 5 to 7 p.m., the second Saturday of every month; $2 suggested donation. MARK SUBLETTE MEDICINE MAN GALLERY Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery. 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. 722-7798. Howard Post: New Works continues through Tuesday, May 1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday; free. Visit medicinemangallery.com for more information. PHILABAUM GLASS GALLERY AND STUDIO Philabaum Glass Gallery and Studio. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Glass 30-40-50, an exhibit celebrating the 30th anniversary of Philabaum Glass Gallery, the 40 years the gallery’s exhibiting artists have worked in glass, and the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass Movement, continues through Saturday, April 28. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; free. Call or visit philabaumglass.com for more info. PIMA AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM Pima Air and Space Museum. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-0462. Round Trip: Art From the Boneyard, an exhibit of military airplanes and parts recycled into art works, continues through Thursday, May 31. Round Trip features works by more than 30 artists from around the world, including popular graffiti and street artists, and Tucsonan Daniel Martin Diaz. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admittance, 4 p.m.), daily; $15.50, $9 ages 7 to 12, free younger child, $12.75 senior, military, Pima County resident and AAA member. Visit pimaair. org for more information. PORTER HALL GALLERY Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686, ext. 10. Barbara Smith: Landforms and Lepidoptera, an exhibition of colorful nature paintings, continues through Sunday, April 8. Gallery admission is free with paid admission to the gardens. Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., every day; $8, $4 child age 4 to 12, free younger child or member. Call or visit tucsonbotanical.org for more information. THE PROCESS MUSEUM The Process Museum. 8000 S. Kolb Road. (646) 7139793. David A. Clark: The Point, featuring the artist’s newest series of monoprint encaustic paintings, continues through Wednesday, April 18. Hours are from 10 a.m. to noon, every Tuesday and Thursday. Visit processmuseum.org for more information. RAICES TALLER 222 GALLERY Raices Taller 222 Gallery. 218 E. Sixth St. 881-5335. Indian Born, American Made, an exhibit of traditional and contemporary artwork by invited Native American artists representing more than 20 North American tribes, continues through Saturday, April 14. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, or by appointment; free. Call or visit raicestaller222.webs.com for info. SOUTHERN ARIZONA ARTS GUILD Sheraton Hotel and Suites. 5151 E. Grant Road. 3236262. An art show juried by SAAG members continues through Monday, April 30. The exhibit is always open; free. Visit southernazartsguild.org for more information. SOUTHERN ARIZONA WATERCOLOR GUILD Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Gallery. 5605 E. River Road, Suite 131. Simply Art, an exhibit of members’ works submitted for judging, continues through Sunday, April 1; free. An awards reception is held from


5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 16. Visit watercolor-sawg.org for more information. TEMPLE GALLERY Temple Gallery. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 624-7370. Dirk Arnold: Endangered, an exhibit of framed shadowboxes featuring iconic Tucson buildings including Little Poca Cosa, Loft Cinema, Lucky Wishbone and Rainbo Bakery, continues through Tuesday, April 3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and before Arizona Theatre Company performances on Saturday and Sunday; free. Call 6222823, or e-mail info@ethertongallery.com. THE STUDENT ADDY EXHIBITION Art Institute of Tucson. 5099 E. Grant Road. 3182700. An exhibition of work that students submitted to the Tucson Advertising Federation’s Annual Addy Awards competition continues through Saturday, March 24. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday; free. TINY TOOLE GALLERY Tiny Toole Gallery. 19 E. Toole Ave. 319-8477. Sculpture, painting and contemporary bronze works are displayed from 8 p.m. to midnight, the first Saturday of every month; free. TOHONO CHUL PARK Tohono Chul Exhibit Hall. Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Arizona Centennial Exhibit continues through Sunday, April 22. The exhibit features works highlighting the landscapes, historic locations, culture and wildlife of our region. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily; $8, $6 senior, $5 active military, $4 student with valid ID, $2 ages 5 through 12, free member or child younger than 5. Visit tohonochulpark. org for info. TUCSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Tucson International Airport Gallery. 7250 S. Tucson Blvd. Journey West: Elliptical Stories, Tom Kiefer’s exhibit of black-and-white photographs of Arizona road scapes, continues through Saturday, March 31, in the Main Gallery between the Southwest and Delta Airlines ticket counters. An exhibit of glass art by Cynthia Miller continues through Thursday, May 31, in the Upper Link Gallery. TIA galleries are open 24 hours, daily; free. Visit flytucsonairport.com for more information. TUCSON PIMA ARTS COUNCIL Tucson Pima Arts Council. 100 N. Stone Ave., No. 303. 624-0595. An exhibition of mixed-media paintings by Barbara Brandel and Lorrie Parsell continues in the lobby through Wednesday, March 28. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; free. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH Unitarian Universalist Church. 4831 E. 22nd St. 7481551. An exhibit of works in oil and collage by David Rowland Zaher and Lisa Scadron continues through Sunday, April 1. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, and Tuesday through Friday. WILD ABOUT GOURDS Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 7426455. A gourd festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 15 through 17; free with admission. The event features thousands of decorated, altered and adapted gourds for sale, as well as classes and workshops about how to select and prepare gourds for crafts. An exhibit of gourds carved and painted by local artists continues through Sunday, May 6, in the gallery. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily; $8, $6 senior, $5 active military, $4 student with valid ID, $2 ages 5 through 12, free member or child younger than 5, includes admission to the park. Visit tohonochulpark.org for info.

ZOË BOUTIQUE Zoë Boutique. 735 N. Fourth Ave. 740-1201. Peep Show, an exhibit of paintings and drawings by local artists employing diverse media and techniques, continues through Monday, April 30; free.

LAST CHANCE

landscape and allegorical paintings by Bruce McGrew, and figurative sculpture by Judith Stewart opens Thursday, March 22, and continues through Saturday, May 5. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday; free. Call or visit davisdominguez.com for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ARTSEYE GALLERY ArtsEye Gallery. 3550 E. Grant Road. 325-0260. Please Don’t Tell, an exhibit of Chris Gall’s comic-book-inspired illustrations for a cocktail book by mixologist Jim Meehan, closes with a reception and book-signing from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 16. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; free. Visit artseye.com for more information.

BICAS BICAS. 44 W. Sixth St. 628-7950. A changing exhibit of bike-themed and recycled art by local and international artists is ongoing; free. Works include jewelry, photography, limited-edition prints, sculpture and functional objects. Hours are noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday.

BENTLEY’S HOUSE OF COFFEE AND TEA Bentley’s House of Coffee and Tea. 1730 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-0338. An exhibit of new work by painter and printmaker Wil Taylor closes Thursday, March 15. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday; free. Visit wiltaylor.com.

MUSEUMS

DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY Davis Dominguez Gallery. 154 E. Sixth St. 629-9759. Into a Large Place: Paintings of the National Parks, an exhibit of plein-air paintings by Duncan Martin; and The End of Time, abstract sculpture by Barbara Jo McLaughlin, continue through Saturday, March 17. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday; free. Call or visit davisdominguez.com for more information. ETHERTON GALLERY Etherton Gallery. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Don’t Look Now: Craig Cully, Chris Rush and James Reed, an exhibit of painting and mixed media highlighting the way the ordinary is made exotic, closes Saturday, March 17. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; and by appointment; free. Visit ethertongallery.com for more information. MADARAS GALLERY Madaras Gallery. 3001 E. Skyline Road, Suite 101. 615-3001. Diana Madaras’ “Flowers for Susan” and other floral paintings are featured, closing Thursday, March 15. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Visit madaras.com for more information.

OUT OF TOWN RANCHO LINDA VISTA GALLERY Rancho Linda Vista Barn Gallery. 1955 W. Linda Vista Road. Oracle. 603-9077. Meditations on the Sea of Cortez, selections from Andrew Rush’s 10-year span of painting in a coastal estuary, continues through Friday, March 30. The artist is also present from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 18 and 25. Hours are from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, or by appointment; free. UA BIOSPHERE 2 GALLERY Biosphere 2 Center. 32540 S. Biosphere 2 Road. Oracle. 838-6200. Earth and Mars: Stephen Strom, a collection of diptychs that juxtapose abstract desert landscape images with photos of Mars from the NASA archives, continues through Friday, March 30; free with admission. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily; $10 to $20. Visit b2science.org for more information.

UPCOMING DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY Davis Dominguez Gallery. 154 E. Sixth St. 629-9759. An exhibit of expressionist paintings by Tim Murphy,

EVENTS THIS WEEK ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM Arizona State Museum. 1013 E. University Blvd. 6216302. An exhibit of 20 Hopi quilts continues through Monday, Aug. 20. Many Mexicos: Vistas de la Frontera continues through Friday, Nov. 30. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; $5, free youth younger than 18, active-duty military and their families, people with business in the building and everyone for public events. Visit statemuseum.arizona.edu for more information. ARTISANS MARKET Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. More than 140 artisans from throughout the Southwest exhibit in this juried craft fair to benefit the museum, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday, March 16 through 18; free admission includes admission to the museum’s exhibits. Handcrafted works include glass art, pottery, jewelry, wood, metal, leather, photography, furniture, textiles, watercolor, mixed media and more. Visit tucsonmuseumofart.org for more information. MINI-TIME MACHINE MUSEUM OF MINIATURES Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive. 881-0606. Shaping Arizona Statehood: The George Stuart Historical Figures of the Movement West, an exhibit celebrating the state’s centennial, continues through Saturday, April 14. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; $7, $6 senior or military, $5 age 4 to 17, free younger child. Visit theminitimemachine.org for more information. MOCA MOCA. 265 S. Church Ave. 624-5019. Legislate Crazy, an exhibit of work by MOCA artist-in-residence Armando Miguelez, continues through Friday, March 30. As part of the exhibit, museum visitors of all ages are invited to interact and have their photo taken with a sign from Legislate Crazy. The photos will be installed as part of the exhibit. Camp Bosworth’s Plata o Plomo, which interprets the Marfa artist’s perceptions of gangster culture in the Americas, also runs through Friday, March 30. Hours are noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday; $8, free member, child younger than 17, veteran, active military and public-safety officers, and everyone the first Sunday of each month. Call or visit moca-tucson.org for more information. RAPTOR FREE-FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. Free-flight demonstrations showcase the natural behavior of native birds of prey at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., daily, through Sunday, April 15, weather permit-

ting; $13, $4.25 ages 6 to 12, free child younger than 6, includes admission to the museum. Visit desertmuseum.org for more information. RODEO PARADE MUSEUM Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum. 4823 S. Sixth Ave. 294-3636. A large collection of coaches, carriages, wagons and other vehicles, as well artifacts from Tucson’s aviation history, are exhibited from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, through Saturday, April 7; $10, $8 senior, $2 child, 50 percent off for military personnel and their family with military ID. Call or visit tucsonrodeoparade.org for more info. TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, photographs by Kahlo’s longtime lover and friend; Frida’s Style: Traditional Women’s Costume From Mexico; and Tesoros del Pueblo: Latin American Folk Art, featuring many items from the museum’s permanent collection, continue through Sunday, June 3. (con)text, an exhibit of works from the permanent collection that examine the impact of text in contemporary art, continues through Saturday, June 30. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday; and noon to 6 p.m., Sunday; $8, $6 senior and veteran, $3 student with ID, free younger than 13, free the first Sunday every month. UA SCIENCE: FLANDRAU UA Science: Flandrau. 1601 E. University Blvd. 6217827. Biters, Hiders, Stinkers and Stingers, an exhibit about poisonous animals and the good they do, continues through Thursday, May 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday; 6 to 9 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday; and 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday; $7.50, $5 age 4 to 15, free younger child, $2 Arizona college student with ID, $2 discount to CatCard holders. Visit flandrau.org for more information.

OUT OF TOWN AMERIND MUSEUM Amerind Museum. 2100 N. Amerind Road, Exit 318 off Interstate 10. Dragoon. (520) 586-3666. A Journey: The Art of Glory Tacheenie-Campoy, an exhibit of paintings, sculpture, mixed-media works and prints, opens Saturday, March 17, and continues through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday; $8, $7 senior, $5 ages 12 through 18, free younger child. Visit amerind.org for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS ACADIA RANCH MUSEUM AND ORACLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY Acadia Ranch Museum. 825 Mount Lemmon Road. Oracle. 896-9609. The Oracle Historical Society preserves artifacts and properties to educate and to encourage appreciation of the unique cultural-historical heritage of the community of Oracle and surrounding areas. Collections include the Huggett Family collection of ranching artifacts, a documents archive and many books on local history. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m., each Saturday, with extended hours for special exhibits; free, donations welcome.

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Arizona Balalaika Orchestra 32nd Annual Concert with:

The Flying Balalaika Brothers & Rusyny Dancers Alexander Tentser, Conductor

Sat., March 24 at 7:00 pm

Pima Community College Proscenium Theatre 2202 W. Anklam Rd. Tickets $15/$10 Student PCC Box office (520)206-6986 & Folk Shop 881-7147 For Info: (520) 327-4418 or www.azbalalaika.org

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LITERATURE EVENTS THIS WEEK ANNA SOLOMON: THE LITTLE BRIDE The Jewish History Museum. 564 S. Stone Ave. 6709073. Anna Solomon discusses the research for her book about a Russian Jewish mail-order bride in frontier North Dakota, at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 18; $5, free member. Visit jewishhistorymuseum.org for more info.

every thursday every thursday every thursday every thursday every thursday DEANNE STILLMAN: MUSTANG Kismet Boutique. 2627 E. Broadway Blvd. 207-9994. Deanne Stillman discusses and signs her book Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West at a friendship tea from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 17; free. JEFF WHEELWRIGHT: THE WANDERING GENE AND THE INDIAN PRINCESS Antigone Books. 411 N. Fourth Ave. 792-3715. Jeff Wheelwright discusses his book The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion and DNA, a theory about why a gene marking Jewish descent is also present in Hispanic communities, at 7 p.m., Friday, March 16; free. A Q&A and refreshments follow. Visit antigonebooks.com for more information. UA POETRY CENTER UA Poetry Center. 1508 E. Helen St. 626-3765. Presentations are at 7 p.m.; free. Monday, March 19: John T. Price, prose. Thursday, March 22: Paul Guest, poetry. Thursday, March 29: Monica Drake, prose. Call or visit poetry.arizona.edu for more information. UA READS: THE LAST TOWN ON EARTH Himmel Branch, Pima County Public Library. 1035 N. Treat Ave. 594-5305. A facilitator from the UA guides a discussion of Thomas Mullen’s The Last Town on Earth from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 19; free. VOICES FROM ARIZONA’S PAST UA Poetry Center. 1508 E. Helen St. 626-3765. In tribute to Arizona’s centennial, Voices From Arizona’s Past: Sharlot Hall and Hattie Lockett, an exhibit of manuscripts and materials from the lives of pioneer poets, continues through Saturday, March 31. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday; free. Visit az100.arizona.edu for more info about UA tributes to Arizona’s centennial.

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JIM TURNER: ARIZONA: A CELEBRATION OF THE GRAND CANYON STATE Tumacácori National Historical Park. 1891 E. Frontage Road. Tumacácori. 398-2341. Jim Turner discusses and signs his book celebrating Arizona’s centennial, at 2 p.m., Friday, March 16; $3 includes admission to the park. Visit nps.gov/tuma for more information.

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LOIS SCHWARTZ Joyner-Green Valley Branch, Pima County Public Library. 601 N. La Cañada Drive. Green Valley. 594-5295. Under the pen name Lois Carroll, Lois Schwartz has published 24 books. She discusses where she got the story ideas at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 20; free.

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WESTERN NATIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION BOOKSTORE Western National Parks Association Bookstore. 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive. Oro Valley. 622-6014. Jan Cleere discusses and signs her book Levi’s and Lace: Arizona Women Who Made History at noon and 2 p.m., Saturday, March 17; free. Bill Niehaus discusses and signs his book George Armstrong Custer: From West Point to the Black Hills at noon and 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 21; free. Reservations are required; call between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; or from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday. Visit wnpa.org for info.

UPCOMING A VIRTUAL VISIT WITH AUTHOR LINDA KRANZ Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. Linda Kranz discusses her books via Skype from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, March 22; free.

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BOOKS The second book in Lydia Millet’s trilogy is deft and satirical—with numerous loose ends

TOP TEN Mostly Books’ best-sellers for the week ending March 9, 2012

In the Middle BY CHRISTINE WALD-HOPKINS, mailbag@tucsonweekly.com

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Ghost Lights

1. The Hunger Games

LECTURES

Suzanne Collins, Scholastic ($8.99)

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2. Catching Fire

BUTTERFLY BASICS Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 3269686, ext. 10. Elizabeth Willott, curator of Butterfly Magic, presents an introduction of butterfly biology from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month; $12, $7 member, includes admission to Butterfly Magic after the 4:30 closing time. Visit tucsonbotanical.org.

Suzanne Collins, Scholastic ($17.99)

By Lydia Millet

3. A Game of Thrones A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

W.W. Norton 256 pages, $24.95

George R.R. Martin, Bantam ($8.99)

4. Mockingjay back. So that night at dinner, fueled by alcohol, normally abstemious Hal announces that he is going to Belize to track down T. It’s not in Hal’s nature to be a hero. He just needs a change of venue. And so Hal wanders into his particular Heart of Darkness, the route to which is splashed with even more alcohol, “secondorder adultery,” covert U.S. operations, collapsing coral reefs and abundant philosophizing absent-mindedness. Modest, fragile Belize is a natural location for Millet to play out her concerns about environmental degradation and the corrupting effects of capitalism. In How the Dead Dream, T. went to Belize to colonize Caribbean beaches with hotels. It’s in the uncolonized jungle where he’s been lost, though, and that’s where Hal will need to search for him. Millet builds her character through the agency of others and his own escapes into thought. Not fond of T., Hal demonstrates little initiative in searching for him. When he arrives at the resort where T. last stayed, he settles down to think about not thinking. “Thinking alone,” he observes, didn’t save Casey from her accident and won’t solve his marriage problems. And then he decides that “he should let … time mold him; time would go by, and he would see what to do.” It’s the impetus of a man-of-action type—a German “avionics consultant” to the U.S—that catalyzes Hal into following T.’s trail. It’s the German’s perfect-specimen wife who catalyzes Hal into a tryst on the beach. And it isn’t even Hal who actually seems to complete his mission; he’s delivered to it in a state of near-hallucination … barely under his own power. Millet’s writing is deft and gently satirical. There are fewer LOL moments and ironic juxtapositions than she’s capable of, but you get some. Her tone is thoughtful and slightly regretful, and Millet doesn’t preach her concerns for the environment, the numbing effects of bureaucracies on the human soul, and the venality of U.S. policy abroad. She filters them through Hal’s increasingly hazy musings on life and marriage and parenting. Ghost Lights closes while leaving lots of loose threads. I, for one, look forward to their final tangle.

Suzanne Collins, Scholastic ($17.99)

5. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Stieg Larsson, Vintage ($9.99)

6. Poison Flower: A Jane Whitefield Novel Thomas Perry, Mysterious ($24)

7. An Echo in the Bone: A Novel Diana Gabaldon, Dell ($8.99)

8. Identical Ellen Hopkins, Margaret K. McElderry ($10.99)

9. Death Comes to Pemberley P.D. James, Knopf ($25.95)

10. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick, Del Rey ($14)

DIANE WILSON: PRIVATIZATION OF PRISONS Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 5945500. Diane Wilson, a member of the Mental Health Task Force of the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding, presents “Privatization of Prisons: The Arizona Picture” at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 17; free. Refreshments are at 9:30 a.m. GORDON MCCALL: MAYA AND MORE Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. Gordon McCall presents a two-part DVD overview of Mayan civilization and its current influences, concluding from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 21: The Maya and Central America Today. Free. JILL WILLIAMS: LOVE ADDICTION, CREATIVITY AND C.G. JUNG Windmill Suites. 4250 N. Campbell Ave. 577-0007. Jill Williams, author of Confessions of a Love Addict, provides insight into intimate relationships, creativity and how the two can work together, at 7 p.m., Friday, March 16; $15, $10 members of the Southern Arizona Friends of Jung. Call 327-3485, or visit safoj.org. PAUL IVEY: CONTEMPORARY ARTS AND CULTURE SINCE 1980 MOCA. 265 S. Church Ave. 624-5019. Lectures take place in a salon-like setting with wine and snacks at 6:30 p.m. on selected Wednesdays; $15, $10 member. March 21: “Photography Is the New Painting.” April 4: “Barbarians at the Gate.” April 11: “Festivalism and the Rise of the Art Fair.” April 25: “Unmonumental: New Sculpture.” TUCSON’S YOUTH: BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE UA Roy Drachman Hall. 1295 N. Martin Ave. Lectures about pre-college education, health resources, job prospects, parental involvement, justice access and community resources for youth take place from 3 to 5 p.m., every Sunday, through April 1; free. Panelists include a pediatrician; a school-board member; a professor of language, reading and culture; and students. Call 6231592, or visit littlechapel54.org/wordpress. UA SCIENCE CAFÉ UA Science presents a series of free lectures for all ages. Wednesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m.: Wendy Moore, assistant professor of insect systematics, UA Department of Entomology, presents “Defensive Mechanisms in Beetles: Explosive Chemistry and Scalding Sprays” at Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; call 626-4559 for more information.

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ell into this new novel by Lydia Millet, the central character, cuckolded bureaucrat Hal Lindley, muses about his recently discovered marriage issues: “His marriage had been, in his mind, a pure union. And now it was adulterated.” “That,” he continues, “is what adultery does.” And that, dear reader, is what Lydia Millet does: She brings the earnest to the foreground, and then pricks it with whimsy. Ghost Lights is Tucsonan Millet’s seventh novel. A winner of the PEN Center USA award for fiction, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Love in Infant Monkeys, she also has the distinction of having worked for both Hustler magazine and the Center for Biological Diversity. Smart, serious, ironic and sassy, she knows her way around literary fiction. And she shows it in this new work. Ghost Lights is the second in a planned trilogy that opened in 2008 with How the Dead Dream, at the end of which über-capitalist T. went missing in Belize. To follow T., Millet has created a sort of postmodern Everyman, a guy who floats through the text with strands of disparate allusions trailing him—T.S. Eliot, Joseph Conrad, Children of the Corn, maybe the Beatles (“Taxman”?), 2001: A Space Odyssey (Who knows? His name’s Hal …) and Hansel and Gretel. Oh, and yeah, Jesus Christ. The novel opens with Southern Californian Hal and his wife, Susan, picking up the long-kenneled dog of Susan’s employer T. (Thomas Sterns). Hal is not a dog-lover, but he agrees to take the dog in, in part because their wheelchair-bound daughter is fond of it. Back at work as an Internal Revenue Service supervisor, Hal finds an excuse to leave and visit his daughter Casey at lunch. After interrupting Casey at what she calls her telemarketing job, Hal leaves her apartment. Then, drifting into his habitual thoughts about the accident that crippled her, he crashes his car. When he goes home, he runs into the young paralegal from Susan’s office just leaving his house. Inside, he finds the bed unmade and Susan emerging from the shower looking “radiant.” It takes a while for Hal to make the connection, but discovering his wife’s affair with the paralegal sets him back. It takes him less time to figure out that it’s another kind of phone job entirely that his daughter does. The notion of his baby girl peddling phone sex also sets him

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MAIN LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 5945500. This group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the third Thursday each month; free. Copies of each month’s reading selection are available at the first-floor information desk. The March 15 selection is Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. Parking for two hours is validated for the lot below the library. Participants bring lunch. Call 791-4010 for more information.

CELEBRATING THE SONORAN DESERT TRI-NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM Curley School Auditorium. 201 W. Esperanza Ave. Ajo. (520) 387-6823. Environmental experts from Mexico, the U.S. and the Tohono O’odham Nation gather to discuss the future of plant, animal and aquatic life, as well as hydrology and geology, given projected climatic changes and population growth, from Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23; $125. Activities include various field trips. Visit sonoransymposium.com to register and for more information.

Lydia Millet

JOHN LACY: HISTORY OF BACA FLOAT NO. 3 Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. 1 Burruel St. Tubac. 398-2252. John Lacy, a natural-resources attorney with experience in the history of mineral law, presents the ruinous story of the Baca Float land grant at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 17; $5. Visit azstateparks.com for info.

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CINEMA In ‘Casa de Mi Padre,’ Will Ferrell finally seems fully comfortable being Will Ferrell

Second-Rate on Purpose

Casa Video’s top rentals for the week ending March 11, 2012

BY COLIN BOYD, cboyd@tucsonweekly.com f you happened to watch Super Bowl XLVI in North Platte, Neb., you would have seen a beer commercial that nobody else caught until the ad was released on YouTube the next morning. In it, Will Ferrell walks through a soybean field accompanied by no less than Aaron Copland’s majestic “Fanfare for the Common Man.” About 27 seconds into the ad, someone tosses him a can of Old Milwaukee from offscreen. Ferrell opens it and says “Old Mi—.” And the commercial goes black. The end. It is a perfect send-up of million-dollar Super Bowl ads, part of a campaign of selfproduced commercials he offered to make for the brewery, free of charge, that only run in small Midwest towns like North Platte and Davenport, Iowa. And honestly, they’re some of the best work he’s done in a while. After tasting bitter defeat in trying to mainstream his comedy, Will Ferrell now tastes Old Milwaukee. Because it’s stupid. Because it’s funny. And because he just doesn’t give a shit. If that doesn’t prove it, then Casa de Mi Padre has to. The comedian came up with the idea to make a threadbare homage to overthe-top Mexican television several years ago, and even if the big jokes fall flat more often than not, this is still a perfectly outlandish idea that has more than its share of stupid little moments. So, then, it falls somewhere between “doesn’t give a shit” and just “shit.” Ferrell, speaking Spanish, plays Armando, the less-favored son of a Mexican land baron. He’s not bright or motivated or interesting. By all rights, he should be enjoying a good life, but he’s still herding cattle on the massive family ranch. His brother Raul (Diego Luna) drives expensive cars, sells (and dips into) expensive drugs, and makes time with expensive-looking women. His current girlfriend is the impossibly caliente Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez), and she is the root of Raul’s troubles. Well, that and the drugs. It seems that Sonia used to be on the arm of Onza (Gael García Bernal), the area’s drug kingpin, so Raul has now moved in on his turf twice. When a gang war ensues, Armando feels he is duty-bound to save Sonia from this wretched life. And, yes—this is all supposed to make you laugh. To make light of the grim circumstances, Ferrell and his hand-picked filmmakers (director Matt Piedmont and writer Andrew Steele are both Saturday Night Live and Funny or Die alumni) cut every corner imaginable, and some that aren’t, to give Casa de Mi Padre a cheap and anachronistic look and feel. In

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2. Immortals Universal

3. Tower Heist Universal

4. Jack and Jill Columbia

5. J. Edgar Warner Bros.

6. The Rum Diary FilmDistrict

7. Puss in Boots DreamWorks

8. Footloose Paramount

9. The Way Arc

10. The Skin I Live In Sony

Will Ferrell and Diego Luna in Casa de Mi Padre. a dining-room scene, one of the characters is Casa de Mi Padre played by a mannequin, which pops up later in Rated R a crowd scene at a wedding. The movie doesn’t Will Ferrell, Gael pay it any extra attention; it’s just there. A mysti- Starring García Bernal and Diego Luna cal white mountain cat, which holds some powDirected by Matt Piedmont erful secret meaning to Armando, is portrayed Pantelion, 84 minutes by … a giant stuffed animal. Of course, the big hurdle here is: How far can Opens Friday, March 16, at AMC Loews Foothills 15 (888-262-4386), Century El Con 20 (800the cheap-filmmaking approach take you? Ferrell 326-3264, ext. 902) and Century Park Place 20 does not look for a lot of punch lines, and even (800-326-3264, ext 903). the silliness within each scene is surrounded by gunplay and heightened tension. So, in a way, Bernal—seem to have idled. Casa de Mi Padre is never any funnier than a Casa de Mi Padre is the kind of movie that description of the movie would be. It’s more of an defies strict criticism: How can any of it be experiment in comedy than an actual comedy. Ferrell’s Spanish, which he apparently learned taken seriously when so much of it is deliberately second-rate? It really goes back to what in about three weeks, is surprisingly good. He you think of the initial concept. Though the wouldn’t make a great translator or anything, film may never rise above the idea of making but given the forced nature of everything in the a cheap Mexican melodrama, at least somefilm, his guest language fits right in. He even one thought to make it in the first place. Is it sings a couple of songs en español, and those are Anchorman or even the Old Milwaukee comamong the highlights. mercials? Hardly. But it beats seeing another The only real downer is that this is apparLand of the Lost. So maybe that’s the takeaway: ently the best offer coming in for Gael García Will Ferrell has finally become comfortable Bernal and Diego Luna. Cast mates in Y Tu being Will Ferrell, and perhaps he’ll abandon Mamá También a decade ago, their careers— bigger, mainstream projects. Couldn’t hurt. particularly that of the immensely gifted Garcia

Elena Anaya in The Skin I Live In.


FILM TIMES Film times reflect the most current listings available as of Tuesday evening, with screenings beginning on Friday for most opening titles. As schedules at individual theaters frequently change post-press, we recommend calling ahead to avoid any inconvenience.

AMC Loews Foothills 15 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. 888-262-4386. 21 Jump Street (R) Fri 12:01 a.m.; Fri-Sun 10:45, 11:45, 1:30, 2:25, 4:10, 5:05, 6:45, 7:45, 9:30, 10:25; MonWed 11:45, 1:30, 2:25, 4:10, 5:05, 6:45, 7:45, 9:30, 10:25 Act of Valor (R) Thu 11:30, 2:15, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05; Fri-Wed 11:10, 1:50, 4:50, 7:20, 9:55 The Artist (PG-13) Thu 11:05, 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:30; Fri-Wed 11:25, 5, 10:20 Casa de Mi Padre (R) Fri 12:01 a.m.; Fri-Wed 11, 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8, 10:15 Chronicle (PG-13) ends Thu 8:30, 10:45 Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax (PG) Thu 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15; Fri-Sun 10, 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15; Mon-Wed 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax 3D (PG) Thu-Wed 11, 1:10, 3:25, 5:40, 7:55, 10:10 Friends With Kids (R) Thu 11:55, 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:30; Fri-Wed 11:40, 2:10, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55 John Carter (PG-13) Thu 2, 8; Fri-Wed 11:30, 5:30 John Carter 3D (PG-13) Thu 11, 5, 11; Fri-Wed 2:30, 8:30 John Carter: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) Thu 1, 4, 7:15, 10:15; FriSun 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30; Mon-Wed 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG) Thu 1:05, 3:35, 6; Fri-Wed 1:45 Project X (R) Thu 12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:35, 9:55; Fri-Sun 10:25, 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:40, 10; Mon-Wed 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:40, 10 Safe House (R) Thu 11:45, 2:25, 5, 7:40, 10:25; Fri-Wed 2, 7:35 Silent House (R) Thu 11, 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8, 10:20; Fri-Wed 11:05, 1:20, 3:35, 5:50, 8:15, 10:30 This Means War (PG-13) Thu 11:15, 1:40, 4:05, 6:30, 9; Fri-Wed 11:45, 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:35 A Thousand Words (PG13) Thu 12:55, 3:10, 5:25, 7:45, 10:05; Fri-Sun 10:35, 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:50, 10:05; MonWed 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:50, 10:05 The Vow (PG-13) Thu 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8:15, 10:45; Fri-Wed 11:15, 4:20, 7:15, 9:45 Wanderlust (R) ends Thu 11:35, 2:05, 4:30, 7:10, 9:35

Century El Con 20 3601 E. Broadway Blvd. 800-326-3264, ext. 902. 21 Jump Street (R) Fri 12:01 a.m.; Fri-Wed 11:40, 1, 2:25, 3:45, 5:10, 6:30, 7:55, 9:15, 10:40 Act of Valor (R) Thu-Wed 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:55, 10:35 The Artist (PG-13) ends Thu 11:45, 2:20, 4:50, 7:25, 9:55 The Artist / The Iron Lady (Not Rated) Fri-Wed 11:30, 3:30, 7:30 Being Flynn (R) Fri 12:01 a.m.; Fri-Wed 11:35, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:55 Casa de Mi Padre (R) Fri 12:01 a.m.; Fri-Wed 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10 Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax (PG) Thu-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax 3D (PG) Thu 12:30, 1:15, 2:50, 3:35, 5:10, 5:55, 7:40, 8:15, 10, 10:30; Fri-Wed 12:30, 1:15, 2:50, 3:35, 5:10, 5:55, 7:40, 8:15, 10 Friends With Kids (R) Thu-Wed 11:45, 2:30, 5:10, 7:45, 10:30 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D (PG-13) ends Thu 11:35, 4:50, 10:25 The Iron Lady (PG-13) ends Thu 1:55, 6:50 The Iron Lady / The Artist (Not Rated) Fri-Wed 1:30, 5:30, 9:30 Jeff, Who Lives at Home (R) Fri 12:01 a.m.; FriWed 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:25 John Carter (PG-13) ThuWed 12:15, 3:20, 6:30, 9:45 John Carter 3D (PG-13) Thu 11:15, 1:10, 2:25, 4:20, 5:35, 7:30, 8:45; Fri-Wed 11:15, 1:10, 2:25, 4:20, 5:35, 7:30, 8:45, 10:40 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG) ends Thu 11:40, 2:15, 4:40 Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake in 3D (Not Rated) Tue 7:30 LA Phil Live: Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock Celebrate Gershwin (Not Rated) Sun 2 Project X (R) Thu 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 8:20, 9:35, 10:45; Fri-Wed 1:05, 3:30, 5:55, 8:20, 10:45 Rampart (R) Thu 12, 2:40, 5:20, 8, 10:40; FriWed 10:30 Safe House (R) Thu-Wed 11:40, 2:20, 5:05, 7:50, 10:35 Silent House (R) Thu-Wed 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30 TCM Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event (Not Rated) Wed 2, 7 Thin Ice (R) ends Thu 11:30, 4:30, 9:20 This Means War (PG-13) Thu 11:35, 2:05; Fri-Wed 2, 7:05 A Thousand Words (PG13) Thu-Wed 11:25, 2, 4:20, 7, 9:30 Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (PG-13) ends Thu 2:10, 7:35 The Vow (PG-13) Thu 11:25, 2, 4:35, 7:10, 9:50; Fri-Wed 11:25,

4:30, 9:40 Wanderlust (R) Thu-Sat 11:20, 1:55, 4:25, 6:55, 9:25; Sun 11:20, 6:55, 9:25; Mon 11:20, 1:55, 4:25, 6:55, 9:25; Tue 11:20, 1:55, 4:25; Wed 11:20

Century Gateway 12 770 N. Kolb Road. 800-326-3264, ext. 962. Call for Fri-Wed film times The Adventures of Tintin (PG) ends Thu 12, 2:30, 5 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Thu 12:15, 2:50, 5:05, 7:20 Big Miracle (PG) Thu 12:50, 7:10 Contraband (R) Thu 12:10, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50 The Descendants (R) Thu 12:55, 4:10, 7:25 The Devil Inside (R) opens Fri Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (PG-13) ends Thu 7:30 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (R) Thu 11:55, 3:25, 7:05 The Grey (R) opens Fri Hugo (PG) opens Fri Man on a Ledge (PG-13) Thu 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45 Mission: Impossible— Ghost Protocol (PG-13) Thu 12:40, 4, 7:15 One for the Money (PG13) Thu 12:45, 3, 5:25, 7:40 Red Tails (PG-13) Thu 12:35, 3:40, 6:55 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13) Thu 12:25, 3:55, 7 War Horse (PG-13) Thu 12:05, 3:20, 6:40 We Bought a Zoo (PG) Thu 3:45

Century Park Place 20 5870 E. Broadway Blvd. 800-326-3264, ext. 903. Call for Fri-Wed film times 21 Jump Street (R) opens Fri Act of Valor (R) Thu 11:10, 2, 3:25, 4:45, 7:35, 9:05, 10:25 Casa de Mi Padre (R) opens Fri Chronicle (PG-13) Thu 11:30, 1:45, 4:15, 7, 9:20 Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax (PG) Thu 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax 3D (PG) Thu 11, 12:40, 1:30, 3:10, 4, 5:35, 6:30, 8:10, 9, 10:35 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D (PG-13) Thu 11:25, 1:55, 4:25, 9:45 John Carter (PG-13) Thu 1:10, 4:20, 7:30, 10:30 John Carter 3D (PG-13) Thu 11, 12:05, 2:10, 3:15, 5:20, 6:25, 8:30, 9:35 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) Thu 2, 7:25 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG) Thu 11:20, 4:55, 9:55 LA Phil Live: Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock Celebrate Gershwin (Not Rated) Sun 2 Project X (R) Thu 11:45, 1, 2:05, 3:20, 4:30, 5:40, 6:50, 8, 9:10, 10:25

Safe House (R) Thu 11:05, 1:55, 4:35, 7:25, 10:15 The Secret World of Arrietty (G) ends Thu 11:55 Silent House (R) Thu 11:05, 1:20, 3:35, 5:50, 8:05, 10:20 Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace 3D (PG) Thu 12:10, 3:30, 6:55, 10:10 TCM Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event (Not Rated) Wed 2, 7 This Means War (PG-13) Thu 12, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20 A Thousand Words (PG13) Thu 11:40, 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 The Vow (PG-13) Thu 11:15, 1:50, 4:35, 7:15, 10 Wanderlust (R) ends Thu 12:35, 6:15 The Woman in Black (PG13) Thu 2:25, 5, 7:40, 10:05

Century Theatres at the Oro Valley Marketplace 12155 N. Oracle Road. 800-326-3264, ext. 899. Call for Fri-Wed film times 21 Jump Street (R) opens Fri Act of Valor (R) Thu 10:50, 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:40 The Artist (PG-13) Thu 11:10, 1:40, 4:10, 6:50, 9:45 Ben-Hur (G) ends Thu 2, 7 Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax (PG) Thu 10:45, 3:25, 8:05 Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax 3D (PG) Thu 11:55, 1:05, 2:15, 4:35, 5:45, 6:55, 9:15, 10:20 Friends With Kids (R) opens Fri John Carter (PG-13) Thu 11, 5:20 John Carter 3D (PG-13) Thu 12:35, 2:10, 3:45, 7, 8:30, 10:10; Fri 10:10 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG) Thu 11:35, 7:15 Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake in 3D (Not Rated) Tue 7:30 Project X (R) Thu 11:25, 1:55, 4:20, 7:10, 9:30 Safe House (R) Thu 11:05, 1:50, 4:45, 7:35, 10:15 A Separation (PG-13) Thu 10:40, 1:35, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25 TCM Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event (Not Rated) Wed 2, 7 Thin Ice (R) ends Thu 2:35, 10 The Vow (PG-13) Thu 11:20, 2:05, 4:50, 7:25, 10:05

Crossroads 6 Grand Cinemas 4811 E. Grant Road. 327-7067. Call for Fri-Wed film times *Reel Arts 6 film *Amigo (R) Thu 7 The Descendants (R) Thu 11:20, 1:55, 4:30, 7:05, 9:45 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (PG-13) Thu 11:10, 4:35 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (R) Thu 11:30, 2:45, 6, 9:15

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN The Grey (R) Thu 2, 7:20, 9:55 Mission: Impossible— Ghost Protocol (PG-13) Thu 12:50, 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Red Tails (PG-13) Thu 1:40 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13) Thu 9:40 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (R) Thu 3:30 War Horse (PG-13) Thu 12:25, 6:15, 9:20

Fox Tucson Theatre 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515. Clips of Faith (Not Rated) Fri 7

Gallagher Theater UA Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd. 626-0370. Call for films and times

Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18 5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz. 806-4275. 21 Jump Street (R) FriSat 9:50, 10:50, 12:50, 1:50, 3:40, 4:40, 6:30, 7:30, 9:20, 10:20; Sun 9:50, 10:50, 12:50, 1:50, 3:40, 4:40, 6:30, 7:30, 9:20, 10:10; MonWed 11, 12:50, 1:50, 3:40, 4:40, 6:30, 7:30, 9:20, 10:10 Act of Valor (R) Thu 11:05, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:10; Fri-Sat 11:10, 2, 5, 7:50, 10:35; Sun 11:10, 2, 5, 7:50, 10:25; Mon-Wed 11:15, 2, 5, 7:50, 10:25 The Artist (PG-13) ends Thu 3:45 Casa de Mi Padre (R) Fri-Sun 10:10, 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:30; Mon-Wed 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:30 Chronicle (PG-13) Thu 12:50, 3:30, 5:50, 8:10, 10:25; Fri-Wed 11:20, 1:45, 4:15, 6:40, 9 Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax (PG) Thu 11:50, 2:30, 5, 7:40, 8:20, 10; Fri-Sat 11:40, 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; Sun-Wed 11:40, 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:35 Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax 3D (PG) Thu 11, 1:30, 4, 6:40, 9:10; Fri-Sun 10:40, 1:10, 3:30, 6:10,

8:50; Mon-Wed 1:10, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13) Thu 11:45, 2:15, 4:45; FriSat 7:45, 10:15; SunWed 7:45, 10:05 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D (PG-13) ends Thu 7:15, 9:40 Gone (PG-13) ends Thu 12:30, 6:05 John Carter (PG-13) Thu 1, 4:10, 7:20, 10:30; Fri-Sat 9:55, 1, 4:10, 7:20, 10:40; Sun 9:55, 1, 4:10, 7:20, 10:20; Mon-Wed 1, 4:10, 7:20, 10:20 John Carter 3D (PG-13) Thu 12, 3:10, 6:20, 9:30; Fri-Wed 12, 3:10, 6:20, 9:40 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) Thu 7:10, 9:45; Fri-Wed 11:30, 2:15, 4:50 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG) ends Thu 1:20, 4:15 Project X (R) Thu 11:10, 12:10, 1:40, 2:40, 4:20, 5:20, 6:50, 7:50, 9:35; Fri-Sat 10:15, 12:40, 3:20, 5:40, 8:10, 10:45; Sun 10:15, 12:40, 3:20, 5:40, 7:55, 10:15; MonWed 12:40, 3:20, 5:40, 7:55, 10:15 Safe House (R) Thu 12:40, 3:40, 6:30, 9:15; Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:15, 6:15, 9:10 Sedona (Not Rated) FriSun 10, 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15; Mon-Wed 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Silent House (R) Thu 1:10, 3:20, 5:40, 8, 10:20; Fri-Sat 11, 1:30, 3:50, 6:05, 8:20, 10:50; Sun 11, 1:30, 3:50, 6:05, 9:05; Mon-Wed 11:10, 1:30, 3:50, 6:05, 9:05 This Means War (PG-13) Thu 11:40, 2:20, 5:10, 7:45, 10:15; Fri-Sun 10:45, 1:40, 4:20, 6:50, 9:30; Mon-Wed 11:05, 1:40, 4:20, 6:50, 9:30 A Thousand Words (PG13) Thu 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:25; Fri-Sat 9:45, 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10; Sun 9:45, 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10; Mon-Wed 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10 Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (PG-13) Thu 12:15, 3, 6:10, 9:05; Fri-Wed 12:45, 6:45

The Vow (PG-13) Thu 1:15, 3:50, 6:45, 9:20; Fri-Sat 10:30, 1:20, 4:35, 7:15, 10; Sun 10:30, 1:20, 4:35, 7:15, 9:50; Mon-Wed 1:20, 4:35, 7:15, 9:50 Wanderlust (R) ends Thu 3:15, 10:35 The Woman in Black (PG13) Thu 1:05, 6:15, 9; Fri-Sat 10:05, 3:45, 9:45; Sun 10:05, 3:45, 9:25; Mon-Wed 3:45, 9:25

The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-7777. Call 795-0844 to check handicap accessibility Battle Royale (Not Rated) Thu 10 Crazy Horse (Not Rated) Thu 2 A Dangerous Method (R) Thu 11:45, 4:45; Fri-Sun 12, 5; Mon-Wed 11:30, 5 Finding Joe (Not Rated) Thu 7 The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman (Not Rated) Sat 10 a.m. Kill List (Not Rated) FriWed 10 Mean Streets (R) Thu 7 The Princess Bride (PG) Fri 10 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m., 10 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) Sat 12 A Separation (PG-13) Thu 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15; Fri-Sun 2:15, 7:15; Mon 1:30, 5:15; Tue-Wed 1:30, 4:15 Solaris (PG-13) Sun 11 a.m.; Tue 7 Space Mutiny (Not Rated) Mon 8 Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (R) Thu 10; Sat 12; Sun-Wed 10 Tomboy (Not Rated) Wed 7:30 We Need to Talk About Kevin (R) Fri-Sat 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30; Sun 2:30, 5, 7:30; Mon-Wed 12, 2:30, 7:30

Oracle View 4690 N. Oracle Road. 292-2430. Call for Fri-Wed film times The Adventures of Tintin (PG) Thu 11:30, 2, 4:25, 6:50, 9:15 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Thu 11:10, 1:15, 3:20, 5:25

Contraband (R) Thu 9:55 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (PG-13) Thu 11:20, 2:05, 7:10 Haywire (R) Thu 2:45, 7:40, 9:50 Jack and Jill (PG) Thu 7:30, 9:40 Joyful Noise (PG-13) Thu 12, 5 The Muppets (PG) Thu 4:45 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13) Thu 11, 4:20, 7, 9:45 The Sitter (R) Thu 10 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (R) Thu 1:40 We Bought a Zoo (PG) Thu 11:15, 1:55, 4:40, 7:20

The Screening Room 127 E. Congress St. 882-0204. Call for films and times

Tower Theatres at Arizona Pavilions 8031 N. Business Park Drive. 579-0500. Call for Fri-Wed film times 21 Jump Street (R) Fri 12:01 a.m. Act of Valor (R) Thu 11:45, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax (PG) Thu 10:30, 11:50, 12:35, 1:55, 2:40, 4, 4:45, 6:05, 6:50, 8:10, 8:55 Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax 3D (PG) Thu 11:10, 1:15, 3:20, 5:25, 7:30, 9:35 John Carter (PG-13) Thu 10:40, 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 10 John Carter 3D (PG-13) Thu 12, 2:50, 5:40, 8:30 Project X (R) Thu 11:30, 1:35, 3:40, 5:45, 7:50, 9:55 Safe House (R) Thu 12:20, 2:45, 5:15, 7:40, 10:10 Silent House (R) Thu 11:40, 1:45, 3:50, 5:55, 8, 10:10 This Means War (PG-13) Thu 11, 1:10, 3:25, 5:35, 7:55, 10:05 A Thousand Words (PG13) Thu 10:45, 12:55, 3:05, 5:20, 7:35, 9:45 The Vow (PG-13) Thu 11:55, 2:15, 4:35, 7, 9:20

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FILM CLIPS Reviews by Jacquie Allen, Colin Boyd and Bob Grimm.

NEWLY REVIEWED: FRIENDS WITH KIDS

Many of the Bridesmaids cast members show up for this romantic comedy that seems to be taking an unconventional route for most of its running time. Too bad it cops out and falls apart in the last reel. Written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, who also stars, the cast is great, and the movie works until the implosion. Adam Scott and Westfeldt star as two best friends living in Manhattan who decide to have a kid together while still dating other people. They are likable actors, as are co-stars Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, Chris Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dowd, Edward Burns and Megan Fox. Westfeldt writes good dialogue, and Adam Scott is The Man, especially when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s allowed to be a little mean. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a shame they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come up with something better than the torpedo ending. Grimm KILL LIST

There is a moment in Kill List that, if you can stomach it, warrants a second look. Two retired British soldiers have taken contract work to make ends meet, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an ugly business. During a series of cleanup jobs, they confront a child pornographer whose head they thunderously bash in with a hammer. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great trick of visual effects or props, because it looks horrifyingly real. But howâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d they do it? The story is an effective whodunit (or who-runs-it, in this case), but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to focus on plot advancement with all of the unforgiving violence. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appropriate for the characters, so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a complaint, but it is very graphic. One of the few movies that quite literally keep you in the dark until the final frames, Kill List is a doozy, but more for what it portrays than what it truly is. Boyd SEDONA

Tammy (Frances Fisher) is having a bad day: Her car is hit by a small-engine plane making an emergency landing on the freeway. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s due for a big meeting with a client in Phoenix, and this unexpected pit stop leaves her stranded in the mystical town of â&#x20AC;Ś Sedona. Having a worse day are parents Scott (Seth

Petersen) and Eddie (Matthew J. Williamson), who lose the younger of their two children, Denny (Trevor Sterling Stovall), on a hiking trip. Their lives collide on that fateful day, and everyone changes by the end of their journeys through the quirky city. With decent-enough performances and simple but fine dialogue, the movie, written and directed by Tommy Stovall, really isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bad. However, the characters, their situations and all of the coincidences that cause them to meet one another are blatant clichĂŠs. Surprisingly, the two child actors, Stovall and Rand Schwenke, are fine performers and make the film a lot more appealing. Allen A THOUSAND WORDS

You ever use RottenTomatoes.com? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a handy resource that pulls together reviews of new films. For his latest alleged comedy, A Thousand Words, Eddie Murphy has reteamed with director Brian Robbins, whose filmography includes the Murphy classics Norbit and Meet Dave, as well as Wild Hogs and The Shaggy Dog. Median Tomatometer score: 17.25. Out of 100. In A Thousand Words, Murphy is the victim of some wacky spell that leaves him with just 1,000 words to spread out over the rest of life. Pity the tally had to start with such a large number. Or that it had to start at all. Speaking of numbers and RottenTomatoes.com, A Thousand Words is currently rocking the rare 0 percent approval rating, a notable feat indeed. Boyd WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

Tilda Swinton most certainly shouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten an Oscar nomination for her performance as the mother of an unholy boy who grows up to do some very bad things. The son, played by Jasper Newell as a young boy and Ezra Miller as a teen, makes Damien from The Omen look like Christopher Robin. Miller is especially good, walking around with a sly grin on his face that denotes malevolent intent. Swinton will break your heart as the mom who knows thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something wrong with her boy, but canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get anybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;including her husband, played by the everreliable John C. Reillyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to listen. This is a real drama about a bad kid who is bad simply because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bad. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a film for the faint of heart or somebody looking for a good time at the movies. It is the very definition of downer. The film also offers a stinging, yet understated commentary on media and the notoriety of criminals. Grimm

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Technically Impressive BY BOB GRIMM, bgrimm@tucsonweekly.com hile itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bit of a relief to see a horror film not using the â&#x20AC;&#x153;found-footageâ&#x20AC;? gimmick, Silent House is done in by a couple of lousy supporting performances and a stupid payoff. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty good idea at play here: Keep a camera on a girl who is being stalked by â&#x20AC;&#x153;somethingâ&#x20AC;? in a remote house that is difficult to escape. Directors Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, who gave us the effective shark thriller Open Water, do a nice job of making the movie look like one long, continuous shot. It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, but there are some impressive long stretches and clever edits to make it appear as such. Silent House is definitely an impressive technical achievement in shooting, successfully offering a real-time feel. It just needed a better script and a couple of men who could act. Elizabeth Olsen, so good in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Martha Marcy May Marlene, is a real talent. As Sarah, the young woman who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to escape her damned house, she does a supreme job of playing scared out of her mind. One gets the sense that this particular gig mustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been quite taxing on her psyche. Kentis and Lau probably did a good job of really scaring her senseless while filming. Olsen has an arsenal of sounds that contributes well to the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claustrophobic feel. When she tries to harness and muffle her screams, it is quite unsettling. She also lets out some pretty decent full-throated ones. Still, I would give her the distinction of being the Muffled and Suffocated Scream Queen. Unfortunately, Adam Trese is a real stiff as John, Sarahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peculiar dad. His line readings are flat, making it hard to invest in his character. Eric Sheffer Stevens is a little better as Sarahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Uncle Peter, but he is ultimately dead weight as well. Julia Taylor Ross is a little too obvious as Sophia, an old friend of Sarahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who mysteriously drops by to hang out. The film starts with an impressive overhead shot of Sarah as she sits by a lake. The shot comes down to meet Sarah as she walks into the house; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nice sequence. Cinematographer Igor Martinovic, whose pedigree includes lots of documentaries, works overtime to make the real-time gimmick work. However, he is unable to keep his subjects in focus all of the time when they are in motion. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s understandable given the task at hand, but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean it is easy on the eyes. The film is a remake of Uruguayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Silent House, a movie allegedly shot in one take for around $6,000. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen portions of the original, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no argument that Kentis and Lau have made a better-looking

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Silent House Rated R Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese and Eric Sheffer Stevens Directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau Open Road, 85 minutes Now playing at AMC Loews Foothills 15 (888262-4386), Century El Con 20 (800-326-3264, ext. 902), Century Park Place 20 (800-326-3264, ext. 903), Century Theatres at the Oro Valley Marketplace (800-326-3264, ext. 899), Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18 (806-4275) and Tower Theaters at Arizona Pavilions (579-0500).

film, and probably made a wise choice to make the film look like one take rather than actually shooting it in one take. A 90-minute continuous shot, while possible, would be a total bitch to pull off. As I mentioned earlier, the film is undone by a payoff that tries too hard to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;deepâ&#x20AC;? and provide a big twist. Given the technical work at play, and the effective Olsen performance, the cinematographer and actress were deserving of something a little more distinct and honest. The payoff throws everything askew, makes little sense, and is easily guessed. By the time the credits rolled at the screening I attended, people yelled at the screen, using many expletives and variations on, â&#x20AC;&#x153;That sucked!â&#x20AC;? While I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think Silent House sucks, I felt their frustration. Had the movie come up with a better final 15 minutes, it couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been something to remember. As it is, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a semiimpressive stunt that wastes a solid central performance.


N O W S H O W I N G AT H O M E The Deer Hunter (Blu-ray) UNIVERSAL MOVIE B SPECIAL FEATURES CBLU-RAY GEEK FACTOR 5.75 (OUT OF 10)

I watch this movie perhaps once every 10 years. With my latest viewing, I’m starting to think it is a little overrated. Granted, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken all deliver strong work, and at the time of its release, the movie was daring. But the whole thing with Walken’s character becoming a famous American who can play Russian roulette like nobody’s business … well, it’s not quite as impactful as it used to be. I still admire the movie. At a time when American film was avoiding the subject of the Vietnam War, director Michael Cimino had the guts to try to tell a story. The film simply doesn’t play as well 34 years down the road. It’s well-made, but it feels a little hollow. So I’m sort of downgrading my review from seven years ago. I still like it, and it’s good moviemaking … but it’s not great. Maybe I will feel better about it in another seven years. Or maybe I’ll hate it. SPECIAL FEATURES: A commentary from the cinematographer, and some extended and deleted scenes are holdovers from a past DVD release. The sole new feature is a documentary about Universal Studios Oscar winners.

The Last Temptation of Christ (Blu-ray) CRITERION MOVIE A SPECIAL FEATURES BBLU-RAY GEEK FACTOR 8 (OUT OF 10)

When it comes to Jesus at the movies, I’m a big fan of Robert Powell in Jesus of Nazareth. He totally rocked it. And Jim

Caviezel did a good job of getting his ass royally kicked in The Passion of the Christ. But for my money, the best movie Jesus of all time is Willem Dafoe, with his complex characterization in Martin Scorsese’s ultimate film about faith and sacrifice. Whether or not you are religious, the depiction of the final sacrifice of Christ in this movie constitutes some of Scorsese’s mostcompelling work. Upon its release in 1988, the film garnered a lot of controversy—mostly thanks to people who didn’t even see it. Granted, the idea of Jesus getting married and fathering kids is a wild notion to some, but isn’t that one of the greatest gifts here on Earth? Didn’t Christ, if he did indeed exist, sacrifice much by not getting to live a normal human life? If he were a man, wouldn’t he have been tempted? The film explores all of those questions, and made me think about the meaning of the life of Christ more than any Sunday school class ever did. Consider yourself warned that the transfer isn’t the greatest, and there are some majorly grainy stretches. SPECIAL FEATURES: There’s a booklet with a nice essay on the film, and carry-over features from the prior Criterion DVD release. There’s also commentary by Scorsese, cast and crew; a funny look at some of Scorsese’s location videos; and an interview with Peter Gabriel, who scored the film.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Blu-ray) SONY MOVIE A SPECIAL FEATURES ABLU-RAY GEEK FACTOR 9 (OUT OF 10)

Unquestionably one of the funniest movies of all time, Holy Grail cemented Monty Python’s place in comic history. Until its release, they only had TV and a slapdash movie based on their TV sketches (And Now for Something Completely

BY BOB GRIMM, bgrimm@tucsonweekly.com

Different). With this, they achieved legendary status. Co-directed by the two Terrys (Jones and Gilliam), the film is at once a brilliant farce and a surprisingly good-looking, authenticfeeling film. None of the jokes have grown tired. It’s as funny and refreshing as it was on the day it came out almost four decades ago. SPECIAL FEATURES: Mostly holdovers from prior releases, but there are a couple of new features. Terry Jones introduces some enjoyable deleted scenes, and Terry Gilliam shows some lost animations. That’s worth the price of the Blu-ray right there. You also get commentaries with all of the living Pythons; Jones and Michael Palin revisiting shoot locations; an educational film on how to use coconuts, and more.

My Week With Marilyn (Blu-ray) ANCHOR BAY MOVIE BSPECIAL FEATURES BBLU-RAY GEEK FACTOR 5.5 (OUT OF 10)

In this uneven film based in part on the memoirs of Colin Clark, Michelle Williams is astonishing as Marilyn Monroe. That Oscar nomination was well-deserved. She plays Monroe during the downturn in her career when she starred with Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh, also Oscarnominated) in The Prince and the Showgirl. Clark (Eddie Redmayne) was an assistant director who befriended Monroe and allegedly had a brief affair with her. The parts of the film dealing with Monroe’s interactions with Olivier are captivating— but just about anything dealing with Clark stops the film in its tracks. This could be due to the fact that Redmayne is so dull, while Williams and Branagh are on fire. It’s worth seeing for their work. SPECIAL FEATURES: A director’s commentary and a featurette on Monroe.

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Navy SEALS go on a couple of missions involving kidnap victims, drug lords and terrorists. The film’s big draw is the real military types who are cast in major roles. Many of them look the part, but they have flat line deliveries. Still, that would be forgivable had directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh possessed the abilities to put together a decent action scene and find themselves an acceptable plot. This is a mess of a movie, yet it is making nice money. Shows you what I know. Grimm DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX

It’s not as entertaining as the last Dr. Seuss movie, Horton Hears a Who!, but Dr. Suess’ The Lorax is still miles beyond The Cat in the Hat, so that’s something. The book includes an environmental message that has sparked controversy several times over the years, and thanks to the Fox Business Channel, the movie now stands accused of “indoctrinating” children to all things green. The film doesn’t quite go that far; the Once-ler, never seen in the book outside of his arms, is a pretty sympathetic character here (and is voiced quite ably by Ed Helms). Danny DeVito portrays the Lorax, who speaks for the trees, but he’s more of a supporting character. Not short on songs, but short on good ones, The Lorax doesn’t feel thoroughly consistent and may be trying to do a little too much. Boyd GONE

Though it isn’t quite yet time for a career intervention, Amanda Seyfried is driving the treacherous road toward Kate Hudson country. She’s a budding starlet, but can you name any good movie she’s done? Gone is one of those rote psychological thrillers that Hollywood pumps out as “star vehicles,” because the only thing that could possibly propel them is the face on the movie poster. Seyfried plays Jill, a recovering kidnapping victim whose sister gets abducted about a year after her own escape from captivity. What are the chances? The cops think Jill is goofy, so she begins her own investigation into her sister’s disappearance. The movie seemingly leans its case one way, so it can take a sharp left turn in the end, which is a pointless exercise built around trying to outwit the audience instead of entertaining them. Boyd JOHN CARTER

Disney doesn’t misfire very often; a bad movie that doesn’t make money is hard to find in Disney’s recent catalog. But John Carter comes close, perhaps because they’ve set the bar so incredibly high. It’s not a lousy effort, but given how much the studio is banking on it, the film is rather empty. And given how much bank went into making it (a reported $250 million, plus marketing costs), there’s a real chance this won’t make a strong profit. A lot of space epics hold up to repeat viewings, even if the dialogue is cheesy or the effects aren’t all that great, because the films are still fun rides. But John Carter isn’t very fun; it’s too long; and the lead character (played by Taylor Kitsch) is miscast. It’s very hard to overcome that last one. The effects are great, and the Mars-scape is believable, but those are just afterthoughts. Boyd PROJECT X

The “found-footage” gimmick is applied to the teenparty genre, with mostly lousy results. The script for this movie is no better than one of the American Pie direct-to-video sequels. While a bunch of teens getting together and throwing a wild party has been funny in the past, it is not funny here, thanks to a mostly unmemorable cast. Very few of the gags work, and this is all stuff we’ve seen done better before. However, Project X is making a ton of money, and a sequel is already in the works. The found-footage thing is here to stay. Dammit. Grimm SAFE HOUSE

Ryan Reynolds plays Matt Weston, a CIA operative who has spent a year sitting in a safe house, bouncing a ball against a wall and listening to tunes. He longs for a big assignment in the field, but the organization seems content to keep him out of the way and performing menial tasks. Things change when Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) is brought to his house for some questioning—and some good oldfashioned waterboarding. Frost is a former agent gone rogue who has been selling secrets to enemy countries. He’s also a dangerous, murderous son of a bitch. Throw into the mix that he’s also virtuous, and you have a typically complicated Washington character. Reynolds and Washington complement each other well in this action thriller. Grimm

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TYLER PERRY’S GOOD DEEDS

Well, I’ll be goddamned: Tyler Perry finally made a decent movie. In Good Deeds, Perry stars as Wesley Deeds, a seemingly mild-mannered dope who has a beautiful fiancée, Natalie (Gabrielle Union), and a great job running the company started by his deceased father. His life, by all accounts, is perfect, but he merely goes through the motions. This life of monotonous privilege is shaken up after he meets widowed-mother Lindsey (Thandie Newton). She is angry at the world, but she and Deeds strike up an unlikely friendship. After Wesley finds out about her homelessness and sees the pain and suffering she goes through while trying to make a decent life for her daughter, he decides to help her. While the story is by-the-book, the acting by Perry and Newton is good enough to keep the film from sinking. The gorgeous San Francisco setting certainly helps things, and the movie looks amazing, as captured by cinematographer Alexander Gruszynski. Now, Perry needs to make sure he continues to keep that damn Madea out of his films. Allen THE VOW

Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams star as a young married couple that is befallen by tragedy: The two are in a car accident that puts Paige (McAdams) into a coma. When she awakens, she has no memory of her life with Leo (Tatum). The two drift apart, with Leo constantly trying to remind Paige of their love for one another. This is a tearjerker, and both Tatum and McAdams prove they have the formula down pat. However, the movie focuses far too much on Leo’s emotional pain, rather than what would be the more-traumatic situation—Paige’s loss of several years of memory. That’s truly frightening and heartbreaking, but it’s an aspect that’s only briefly touched upon. Allen WANDERLUST

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Soggy Times BY JIMMY BOEGLE, jboegle@tucsonweekly.com om hen I heard about breakfast-delivery service Bacon and Craeggs, I was pumped: Breakfast is my favorite meal, and the thought of being able to get a hot, fresh breakfast delivered to me anytime in the a.m. hours was awesome. But the more I thought about it, the more I had doubts, because breakfast is not a meal that travels well. After all, eggs are easy to break. Toast and pancakes get soggy. Bacon and sausage congeals. I was curious what I’d find delivered to my door when I gave Bacon and Craeggs a try a few weeks ago. It was a weekend morning, around 10:30 or so, and Garrett and I were hungry. We went to the Bacon and Craeggs website to look at the menu, and Garrett decided to order the “pancakes hmm … French toast” ($7.99), which comes with an egg; bacon or sausage; homefries; and two pancakes, two slices of French toast, or one of each. (Garrett went with one of each, with the eggs sunny-side up.) I decided on the “to be or not to be … stuffed” ($9.50), which comes with three eggs, bacon, sausage, homefries, toast and either a slice of French toast or a pancake. (I chose the French toast, with the eggs over-easy.) Finally, we decided to split a sausage “sangwich” ($2.50), which consists of an egg, sausage and cheese on an English muffin. Since this was breakfast, I decided some coffee ($2) was necessary, too. Then began the confusion. I called Bacon and Craeggs … and got a voicemail message, which suggested that I send a text message if I was calling during business hours (which, of course, I was). But I wasn’t sure whether I was supposed to text just my number, or my whole order, so I called back—and this time, someone picked up. After a somewhat arduous process (the dude at Bacon and Craeggs had trouble hearing me; he apologized for the loudness on his end), I was told my order would arrive in about a half-hour. About 37 minutes later, there was a knock at my door. I opened it to a young man uttering a minor expletive. He’d just realized that he’d forgotten my coffee; no big deal, I assured him, as he unpacked the foam boxes that contained our rather large breakfast. In fact, the breakfast was even larger than anticipated: It turns out the online menu has two items called a “sangwich.” There’s the miniature value-menu version I thought I was ordering, and there’s the full-fledged version I received, containing three eggs; bacon or sausage; and cheese, on two slices of bread—plus 42 WWW.TuCsON WEEKLY.COM

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The sangwich from Bacon and Craeggs. more homefries ($7.99). Undaunted by the mountain of food we had on our table, Garrett and I dug in. Remember my concerns about breakfast not traveling well? Well, those concerns were merited: All of our eggs had broken, and all of the breads had become soggy to varying degrees. However, I did enjoy my bacon and sausage, and the homefries, while mushy, were tasty enough. Also, the sangwich held up surprisingly well— yes, the bread was a bit soggy, but that would have probably been the case in a restaurant, as the bread would have been instantly steamed by the hot eggs, sausage and cheese. Overall, the meal was decidedly OK. But I’ll say two things in defense of Bacon and Craeggs: First, we ordered menu items that were the least likely to travel well; the wrapper ($7.99), with all of the sangwich ingredients in a tortilla instead, probably would have fared better; same goes for the gold burger ($8.99), the sirloin and eggs ($10.99), the four-egg omelet ($7.99 with three toppings) and the yogurt parfait ($5). Also in Bacon and Craeggs’ defense: My house is outside of the main, free delivery area, which is bounded by Grant Road, the Starr Pass area, 22nd Street and Campbell Avenue. Instead, I am located in the expanded $3 delivery area, which extends to River Road to the north, and Craycroft Road to the east. I decided to try the Bacon and Craeggs experience up close—specifically, at the Fourth Avenue headquarters. Bacon and Craeggs occupies a kitchen in the south end of the building that houses Magpies Gourmet Pizza; there’s no indoor seating, just a half-door where one can order to-go (but one can dine on the patio). Unfortunately, my experience didn’t go so well. I had to wait a couple of minutes before someone finally came to the door to take my order for the crab Benedict ($12; steak Benedict is $11, while Benedicts with ham, bacon, sau-

Bacon and Craeggs 601 N. Fourth Ave. 344-2030; www.baconandcraeggs.com Open midnight to noon, Tuesday through Sunday Pluses: Late-night delivery! Minuses: Sogginess; overly salty hollandaise

sage, bratwurst or vegetables are $10). After ordering and being told my food would be ready in 10 minutes, I sat down at one of the tables, and took in the deadness of a Saturday morning on the avenue. Some 17 minutes later, with my food nowhere in sight, a man and a woman walked up to order. They waited to get someone’s attention for a good five minutes before asking me if I’d already ordered. “Yeah, about 20 minutes ago,” I replied. “They said it’d take about 10 minutes.” They looked at each other and decided to search elsewhere for breakfast. “Good luck, dude,” the man told me. A couple of minutes later, my order was finally delivered by a profusely apologetic woman. She gave me a $2 discount for the 25-minute wait; I thought it was a nice, appropriate gesture. What was not nice: the hollandaise sauce on the three Benedicts, which was runny and overly salty. The eggs, poached medium-hard, where fine, as were the English-muffin slices and the pieces of lump crab—but the salty sauce ruined the meal. I’m not saying I won’t order from Bacon and Craeggs again. If, say, I find myself craving breakfast or a burger at home in the middle of the night, I’ll go for it. But that scenario aside … there are numerous better breakfast options out there.

Scientist and longtime food-educator René Luedeman was accustomed to spending a lot of her time on her feet, but when a balance disorder struck, she had to make a career adjustment. The result is custom-dessert company Dizzy Dame’s Bake Shoppe, which she owns and operates with her husband, Terrill Yuhas. Dizzy Dame’s sells beautiful cakes, cookies, whoopie pies (two round pieces of red velvet cake stuffed with marshmallow cream) and other sweet things, but they’re only available by special order for now. When she’s not busy teaching food-safety classes or running Dizzy Dame’s, Luedeman stays busy with Cakes for Causes, a nonprofit she founded to help various organizations around the city. Visit dizzydamesbakeshoppe.com or www.cakesforcauses.org.

Food Swap Tucson A new group is working to bring together cooks and gardeners. Food Swap Tucson aims to offer an “opportunity to meet people, learn new things and encourage fledgling local food businesses,” according to foodswaptucson.blogspot.com. “Think of it as barter-based grocery shopping where you can exchange your own handmade, homegrown or foraged foods with others.” The first food swap is scheduled for Sunday, April 1. Contact the group via its blog for more information.

St. Pat’s Day It may not be the first place you’d think of to look for good eats on St. Patrick’s Day, but Frankie’s South Philly Cheesesteaks, 2574 N. Campbell Ave., will have some killer Irish fare on Saturday, March 17. Deb Santos, who owns the restaurant with her husband, Frankie, says they typically sell out of the slow-simmered ham and cabbage they make for the holiday, so she suggests an early arrival; 795-2665; frankiescheesesteaks.com.

Another Jimmy John’s A new Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches is opening where the Bagelry used to be at 2575 N. Campbell Ave. The building is being overhauled and will show no trace of the Bagelry. One can’t help but wonder if the chain eatery will dig into business at Frankie’s South Philly Cheesesteaks—directly across the street—so this seems like an appropriate time to remind everyone to support local restaurants whenever possible.

Closed: Elle Wine Bistro Elle Wine Bistro, at 2970 N. Campbell Ave., has closed. Owner Jeff Fuld moved what was previously known as Elle: A Wine Country Restaurant from its location at 3048 E. Broadway Blvd. in late 2010.


CHOW SCAN Chow Scan is the Weekly’s selective guide to Tucson restaurants. Only restaurants that our reviewers recommend are included. Complete reviews are online at www.tucsonweekly.com. Dates of reviews from August 1999 to the present are included in Chow Scan. Send comments and updates to: Chow, P.O. Box 27087, Tucson, AZ 85726. These listings have no connection with Weekly advertising.

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INDIAN CURRY LEAF C 2510 E. Grant Road, No. 100. 881-2786. Open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Café/ No Alcohol. DC, DIS, MC, V. Curry Leaf offers affordable lunch specials, as well as delicious dinner entrées. The food is fresh; the service is friendly; and the portion sizes are generous for the price. Be sure not to miss out on the soft, buttery garlic naan. (9-15-11) $$ GANDHI C 150 W. Fort Lowell Road. 292-1738. Open daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Café/Full Bar. AMEX, DC, DIS, MC, V. Gandhi offers an expansive menu including a dozen curry dishes, a plethora of tandoori dishes, breads, biryanis (jambalaya-like stews) and other entrées. Vegetarians, take note: There are more than two dozen dishes offered that are sans-meat. And the buffet may be the best lunch deal in town. As one diner put it, it’s like “a roller coaster in your mouth.” (8-28-03) $-$$

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INDIA OVEN C 2727 N. Campbell Ave. 326-8635. Open daily 11 a.m.-2:45 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Café/Beer and Wine. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. This cozy little Campbell Avenue restaurant has long been a Tucson favorite for its large (more than 100-plus items) menu. The lunch buffet features a surprisingly good selection of tasty items, and the samosas are consistently fantastic. (4-27-06) $-$$

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NEW DELHI PALACE E 6751 E. Broadway Blvd. 296-8585. Open daily 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Bistro/Full Bar. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. New Delhi Palace is a great eastside spot for a quick, inexpensive and tasty Indian lunch buffet—as long as you’re not looking for super-spicy fare. Dinner is served fast and with a smile, and the menu offers an extensive selection of authentic and tasty Indian appetizers, entrées and desserts, as well as a great international beer selection. (11-4-10) $$-$$$

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SAFFRON INDIAN BISTRO NW 7607 N. Oracle Road. 742-9100. Open MondaySaturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Bistro/Full Bar. AMEX, DC, DIS, MC, V. Subtle, delicate preparations in mod, minimalist surroundings. Portions are pricier than at other local Indian restaurants, but large. If you want to taste the heat, you need to ask for it. (9-18-08) $$-$$$

Counter Quick or fast-food service, usually includes take-out. Diner Minimal table service. Café Your server is most likely working solo. Bistro Professional servers, with assistants bussing tables. Full Cover Multiple servers, with the table likely well set. Full Bar Separate bar space for drinks before and after dinner. RESTAURANT LOCATION C Central North to River Road, east to Alvernon Way, west to

Granada Avenue downtown, and south to 22nd Street. NW Northwest North of River Road, west of Campbell

SHER-E PUNJAB C 853 E. Grant Road. 624-9393. Open daily 11 a.m.-

2:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Café/Beer and Wine. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. Sher-e Punjab is near the top of many lists as one of the best Indian restaurants in Tucson. Whole, fresh foods and an amazing and eclectic array of spicing lends every dish here a distinct and delicious character. A daily lunch buffet with changing dishes gives diners a chance to sample from a wide swath of the restaurant’s extensive menu. $-$$

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GREEK OPA! C 2990 N. Campbell Ave., No. 130. 327-2841. Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Café/Beer and Wine. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. This Greek restaurant on the Campbell Avenue restaurant row offers a full slate of traditional Greek favorites in a hearty, homey atmosphere. Try the souvlaki or perhaps a spanakopita platter or the gyros wrap. Greek beer and wine are available. Raise your glasses and say OPA! (2-14-08) $$-$$$

HAWAIIAN LANI’S LUAU HAWAIIAN RESTAURANT E 2532 S. Harrison Road. 886-5828. Open TuesdayThursday 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Counter/No Alcohol. MC and V. Enjoy an authentic taste of Hawaii right here in Tucson. Dishing up luau-style food (think lots of pork), the family-owned and -operated joint is a great place to cure that craving for laulau, kalua pork or chicken long rice. With a fairly extensive menu and a significant nod to the Filipino influence in Hawaiian food, Lani’s is definitely worth the trip to the eastside. (2-16-12) $-$$

ITALIAN AMARSI RISTORANTE NW 12152 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. 297-9491. Open Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 4-9 p.m. Full Cover/Full Bar. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. With a wonderful assortment of standards, servers who know their stuff and an interesting wine list, Amarsi rocks. Pasta offerings run the gamut, and there’s a nice assortment of veal, chicken and steak plates. We especially liked the stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer. Most desserts are house-made. (12-9-10) $$-$$$ AMERENO’S LITTLE ITALY C 2933 E. Grant Road. 721-1210. Open Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.; Sunday 4:30-9:30 p.m. Bistro/Wine Only. MC, V. Amereno’s offers a wide but not unwieldy menu of traditional Italian fare, and an attractive atmosphere. The dishes haven’t achieved a consistent quality, but nothing is poor, and many items, including the calamari, are quite good. (1-22-09) $$-$$$ BAZIL’S NE 4777 E. Sunrise Drive. 577-3322. Open daily 5-9 p.m. Full Cover/Full Bar. AMEX, MC, V. This foothills favorite has been serving up plenty of great Italian and Continental cuisine for more than 25 years. A dizzying array of choices, huge portions and friendly service add up to a more-than-pleasant dining experience. The cioppino is outstanding. You won’t walk away hungry. (7-15-04) $$-$$$ BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE C 150 W. Wetmore Road. 887-2388. Open SundayThursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Full Cover/Full Bar. AMEX, DIS, MC, V.

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ENOTECA PIZZERIA WINE BAR C 58 W. Congress St. 623-0744. Open TuesdayThursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 4-10 p.m. Bistro/Beer and Wine. AMEX, MC, V. Enoteca is a busy restaurant with delicious pastas, salads, pizzas and dinner entrĂŠes and more. The food is consistently tasty and reasonably priced. (5-12-05) $-$$ GIACOMOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NE 6878 E. Sunrise Drive. 529-7358. Open TuesdaySunday 4:30-9:30 p.m. Summer hours: ThursdaySunday 5-9:30 p.m. CafĂŠ. Beer, Wine and Specialty Drinks. AMEX, MC, V. Pictures of Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coastline adorn this Italian restaurant with a cozy authentic atmosphere. Friendly service, delicious food and reasonable prices make Giacomoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a place to find amore. (12-18-03) $$-$$$

J. MARINARAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NW 8195 N. Oracle Road. 989-3654. Open TuesdaySaturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday 3:30-8:30 p.m. CafĂŠ/Full Bar. MC, V. Brought to you by the folks who ran Ascoleseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, this East Coast Italian joint cooks up all of the usual Italian favorites. Steaks are also available, and on Sunday, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find prime rib. At dinner, the atmosphere is warm and friendly, like a restaurant youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d find back in the old neighborhood. If you dig the marinara sauce, you can purchase a jar to take home. (5-26-11) $-$$$ LUNA BELLA ITALIAN CUISINE AND CATERING E 2990 N. Swan Road, No. 145. 325-3895. Open

Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Full Cover/Full Bar. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. The service is friendly and professional, and the food is largely fantastic; you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go wrong with the veal osso bucco and the shrimp linguine. For a livelier, more casual experience, check out the bar, where TVs tuned to sports and happy-hour specials await hungry diners. (2-19-09) $$$-$$$$ MAD MARIOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ITALIAN DELI C 1710 E. Speedway Blvd. 325-3258. Open daily 11

a.m.-8 p.m. Counter/No Alcohol. DIS, MC, V. While Mad Marioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers a wide variety of tasty Italian entrĂŠes, the sandwiches are the way to go here. The corned beef reuben is simply amazingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and so is the jovial service from Mario himself. The restaurant offers free delivery in the UA/midtown area for orders more than $20. (2-212) $-$$ MAMA LOUISAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ITALIAN RESTAURANT S 2041 S. Craycroft Road. 790-4702. Open Monday-

Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday noon-8 p.m. Bistro/Full Bar. AMEX, DC, DIS, MC, V. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to find anything wrong with Mama Louisaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, a Tucson treasure since 1956. The foodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing; the service is superb; the prices are reasonable. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a large menu for both lunch and dinner, with plenty of vegetarian options. Try Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Special; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the signature dish for a reason. (3-20-03) $-$$ MICHELANGELO RISTORANTE ITALIANO NW 420 W. Magee Road. 297-5775. Open MondayThursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.10 p.m. CafĂŠ/Full Bar. AMEX, MC, V. A popular northwest side venue, Michelangeloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is sure to please if you temper your expectations with a note of realism--that note being this is Tucson, and good, authentic Italian fare is very hard to find. (5-2-02) $-$$ NORTH NW 2995 E. Skyline Drive. 299-1600. Open Monday-

Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday noon-9 p.m. Full Cover/Full Bar. AMEX, DC, DIS, MC, V. La Encantada has itself a gem in NoRTH, brought to you to the folks behind Wildflower and Zinburger. The pastas, fish and pizzas are all tasty, if a bit pricey, but the view pushes NoRTH over the top. (2-26-04) $$$-$$$$ ROMA IMPORTS C 627 S. Vine Ave. 792-3173. Open Monday-Friday 9-6

p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Summer hours: MondaySaturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Counter/No Alcohol. MC, V. Despite its odd location, Roma Imports manages to draw a crowd. Why? Its food rocks. The sandwiches and pasta specials are almost perfect for a causal meal to eat at La Taverna, Romaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in-house dining area. If you want some prepared goodies to take home, or are looking for the perfect ingredients to make your own Italian meal, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fail. And the desserts are amazing, too. (3-8-07) $


TAVOLINO RISTORANTE ITALIANO NW 2890 E. Skyline Drive. 531-1913. Open MondayThursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-11 p.m. Full Cover/Full Bar. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. Tavolino is now a shiny, chic kind of placeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss a beat in the move. The appetizers are fresh and fabulous. The pastas will delight. (Try the tagliatelle alla Bolognese; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s killer.) Other entrĂŠes, especially those coming off the grill, are great examples of how Italian food is supposed to be. Service is most professional. (8-12-10) $$-$$$ TRATTORIA PINA NE 5541 N. Swan Road. 577-6992. Open Monday-

Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Saturday 4:30-10 p.m. Bistro/Full Bar. AMEX, MC, V. Some individual dishes shine, but others would do well to be avoided. If you order carefully and bring the right company, the spectacular mountain views can seduce you into a moment of sheer well-being. (11-30-00) $-$$ VERONA ITALIAN RESTAURANT E 120 S. Houghton Road. 722-2722. Open Tuesday-

Saturday 4-9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Bistro/Full Bar. AMEX, DIS, MC, V, Checks. With more than four dozen entrĂŠes to choose from, there are options aplenty at Verona. The portion sizes are huge, too. And the taste? Our veal Florentine and chicken picatta were divine, as were the desserts. The far eastside has itself a winner. (11-6-03) $$-$$$ VIROâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ITALIAN BAKERY AND CAFE E 8301 E. 22nd St. 885-4045. Open Tuesday and

Wednesday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Counter/Beer and Wine. MC, V, Checks. This charming little Italian joint serves up meaty sandwiches, fresh breads and pastries, pizzas and a handful of pasta dishes, along with impressive daily specialsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;-including a Sunday breakfast buffet that may be one of the best brunch deals in town. (10-25-07) $-$$ VITELLOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RISTORANTE ITALIANO NW 15930 N. Oracle Road, No. 178. 825-0140. Open

Monday 4-8 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. CafĂŠ/ Beer and Wine. DIS, MC, V. What a pleasant surprise Vitelloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cozy; the staff is friendly; and the menu has just about everything Italian you might crave. The sauces range from a house marinara to a creamy vodka to a rich gorgonzola to a briny white clam. The pizzas are also quite good; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re simple and rustic. Panini, salads, veal, chicken, seafood and dishes are also available. The cannoli is like Nana used to make. (1-13-11) $-$$$ VIVACE C 4310 N. Campbell Ave. 795-7221. Open Monday-

Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Bistro/Full Bar. AMEX, MC, V. If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something Vivace doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do well, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been able to discover what it is. Lots of innovative pasta dishes, grilled meats and fresh seafood distinguish the menu, along with salads, appetizers and desserts to die for. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bustling bistro that deserves its ongoing popularity. (4-26-01) $$-$$$ ZONA 78 NW 78 W. River Road. 888-7878. Open daily 11 a.m.-

10 p.m. Bistro/Full Bar. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. Also at

7301 E. Tanque Verde Road (296-7878). Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s casual; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool; and the food makes the most of many fine Italian items (goodies from Willcox and Australia are also a big part of the scene). The bar is a great place to hang out while you enjoy one of the many wines or house specialty drinks. The pizzas are stone-fired with great combos, or you can build your own. This is definitely a place to be a regular. (7-6-06) $$

JAMAICAN CEEDEE JAMAICAN KITCHEN E 1070 N. Swan Road. 795-3400. Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Counter/No Alcohol. AMEX, MC, V. Yes, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find jerk chicken here (and oh, what heavenly jerk it is), but there are plenty of other island specialties to choose from as well: curry chicken, oxtails, plantains and more. The side called festival is like a hush puppy, only bigger and better. Desserts are unusual but tasty; the cold drinks refresh. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bob Marley music, and the staff is friendly. The only thing missing here is the beach. (10-21-10) $-$$

KOREAN KOREA HOUSE E 4030 E. Speedway Blvd. 325-4377. Open MondayThursday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 4:30-9:30 p.m. Diner/Full Bar. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. Bulgoki of fire and flavor, and mouth-watering grilled beef ribs, Korean-style. Good noodle soups, also. $-$$ SEOUL KITCHEN E 4951 E. Grant Road. 881-7777. Open MondayThursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Bistro/Beer and Wine. AMEX, MC, V. Seoul Kitchen dishes up quick, affordable and authentic Korean food with a smile. The crab puffs are a canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;tmiss item, and be prepared to be overwhelmed with tasty side dishes and banchan plates. Portions are generous, and the food is delicious; you definitely wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave hungry. (2-11-10) $-$$

est additions to the growing Peruvian-cuisine scene in Tucson. With mild flavors and quick, friendly service, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tasty vacation for your palate from the sea of southside Mexican-food restaurants. (3-3-11) $$ DOS LOCOS NW Hilton El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Road. 544-5000. Open daily 5-11 p.m. Full Cover/Full Bar. AMEX, DC, MC, V. Dos Locos easily holds its own in the limited local nuevo Latino market. If its dishes lack the unusual imagination of those at, say, CafĂŠ Poca Cosa, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a restaurant that lets you feel a little daring, without really straying too far afield. (12-6-07) $$-$$$

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INCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PERUVIAN CUISINE NE 6878 E. Sunrise Drive. 299-1405. Open daily 11

a.m.-9 p.m. Bistro. Beer, Wine and Specialty Drinks. DIS, MC, V and checks. Incaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is the place to go for a twist on the usual meat and potatoes. Warmly decorated with friendly service and delicately spiced food, Incaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers dishes that are truly unique. The pollo entero (whole roasted chicken), the ceviche mixto and the pisco sour are canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t-miss hits. Make sure you make a reservation. (4-1-10) $-$$ MAYA QUETZAL C 429 N. Fourth Ave. 622-8207. Open Monday-

Thursday 11:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m.; Friday and Saturday noon-8:45 p.m. Summer hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday noon-8:45 p.m. CafĂŠ. Beer, Wine and Specialty Drinks. MC, V. Nearly magical yet simple taste combinations from the Yucatan and Central America are featured. You can almost taste the green of the tropics in Maya Quetzalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vegetable and nut-meat combinations. $ MIGUELâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NW 5900 N. Oracle Road. 887-3777. Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Summer hours: Monday-Thursday 3-10 p.m.; Friday-Sunday noon-10 p.m. Bistro/Full Bar. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. Enjoy regional Mexican dishes in a lovely setting. Plenty of seafood and other entrĂŠes are served up in unique and tasty sauces. A tequila loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heaven with choices aplenty. (10-7-04) $$-$$$ TUCSON TAMALE COMPANY C 2545 E. Broadway Blvd. 305-4760. Open Monday 10

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The Tucson Tamale Company offers a great origin story: Intuit executive decides to follow a dream by starting a tamale business in the middle of a heinous economy. The Tucson Tamale Company also offers some delicious food: Try the Santa Fe tamale, with pork loin, green chiles, cheddar, tomatoes and garlic. Vegans and those with gluten allergies have plenty to eat here, as the masa is gluten-free. Get a dozen tamales to go; they reheat easily and quickly in the microwave. (3-12-09) $

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MARKET EUROPEAN MARKET AND DELI E 4500 E. Speedway Blvd., No. 36. 512-0206. Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bistro/Full Bar. DIS, MC, V. A smattering of EasternEuropean beers, wines, sweets, liquors and other groceries makes this market/deli unique. Fast, friendly service and tasty classics round out the menu along with a wide selection of deli meats and cheeses. (1-29-09) $ LEE LEE ORIENTAL SUPERMARKET NW 1990 W. Orange Grove Road. 638-8328. Open daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket is far more than an average grocery store. With thousands of products that span the globe, along with fresh produce, meats and seafood, you’re sure to discover some new favorites. Thuan Kieu Vietnamese restaurant (open daily, 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., café) has an extensive selection with really fresh, tasty ingredients, and Nan Tian BBQ (open Wednesday through Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., counter) serves up all kinds of barbecued delicacies, from chicken and duck feet to whole roasted suckling pigs. (5-6-10) RINCON MARKET C 2513 E. Sixth St. 327-6653. Open Monday-Friday 7

a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Counter/No Alcohol. AMEX, DIS, MC, V, Checks. Open as a neighborhood market since 1926, Rincon Market today is known for its wide variety of fresh, inexpensive foods. In the dining area, there are options aplenty: deli sandwiches, a large salad bar, a grill, baked goods, coffees, rotisserie chicken and more. It’s an iconic Tucson place to grab a quick, simple, delicious meal. (7-14-05) $ TIME MARKET C 444 E. University Blvd. 622-0761. Deli open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; pizza daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Counter/Beer and Wine. MC, V. Time Market is four things in one. It’s a top-notch deli; it’s a popular woodfire pizza joint; it’s a coffee bar; it’s a quirky market full of hard-to-find foods. With a friendly staff and reasonable prices, Time Market is a longtime Tucson favorite. We recommend the green gringo sandwich, mixing a green corn tamale with shredded chicken, cheddar, salsa and green olives on sourdough. Yum! (7-14-05) $-$$

MEXICAN BIRRÍA GUADALAJARA C 304 E. 22nd St. 624-8020. Open daily 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Counter/Diner/No Alcohol. Cash only. One of the best quick-stop Mexican food venues in town. The carne asada and birría burros are standouts. $

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BK’S S 5118 S. 12th Ave. 295-0105. Open Sunday-Thursday 9 a.m.-midnight; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Counter/No Alcohol. MC, V. Also at 2680 N. First Ave. (207-2245). Nothing fancy, nothing grand, just a boatload of some of the best carne asada you’re ever likely to sample. A scrumptious salsa bar with lots of goodies to complement your tacos, quesadillas or caramelos (quesadillas with carne asada) is a delightful bonus, and the Sonoran hot dogs put the usual ballpark fare to shame. $ BLANCO TACOS AND TEQUILA NW 2905 E. Skyline Drive, No. 246. 232-1007. Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Bistro/Full Bar. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. Another addition to the Fox restaurant empire—and the second Fox restaurant at La Encantada—is yet another winner. Excellent updated Sonoran food, crackling service, a spectacular view and a hip, young vibe make Blanco worth the foothills prices. (8-30-07) $$$-$$$$ BOCA

right way, with lots of flavor and high-quality ingredients. Generous portions and playfully presented food are just the beginning. With a few dozen tequilas at the bar and reasonable prices, Boca is the perfect addition to the university-area restaurant scene. (10-7-10) $-$$ LA BOTANA TACO GRILL AND CANTINA C 3200 N. First Ave. 777-8801. Open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday noon-9 p.m. Café. Beer and Margaritas. MC, V. This little “cantina” offers big flavors and lots of fun. Build your own burrito or quesadilla by mixing and matching grilled meats, seafood and an assortment of other goodies. Seafood dishes are done well here, and dining on the patio is reminiscent of Mexican beachside spots. On weekends, margaritas are 2-for-1 all day long. They’re the perfect counter to the heat and smoke from many dishes. (1-21-10) $ LAS BRASAS TAQUERÍA C 2928 E. 22nd St. 881-6077. Open Monday-Thursday

10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Counter/Beer Only. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. Watch your own steak, chicken or tripas de leche sputter on the brazier grill and be deftly placed in a tortilla, taco or torta roll. The sides are fresh and zippy, and the meal’s a deal! $ CAFÉ POCA COSA C 110 E. Pennington St. 622-6400. Open Tuesday-

Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.10 p.m. Bistro/Full Bar. DIS, MC, V. For years, owner Suzana Davila has delighted residents and visitors alike with her Like Water for Chocolate style of Mexican food. The sauces at Café Poca Cosa are extraordinary, reflecting an intricate blend of chiles and spicing as unusual as they are delicious. Pile on the incredible puréed salsa, and try not to miss the mole and pipian. (4-1300) $$-$$$ CASA MOLINA E 6225 E. Speedway Blvd. 886-5468. Open daily 11

a.m.-10 p.m. Bistro/Café/Full Bar. AMEX, DC, DIS, MC, V. Also at 3001 N. Campbell Ave. (795-7593) and 4240 E. Grant Road (326-6663). A family operation with roots tracing back over the last five decades, Casa Molina is one of the most consistent places in town to sample true Mexican food. With an extensive menu that includes tacos, tostadas, enchiladas and chimichangas—as well as fried shrimp and hamburgers for more timid palates—Casa Molina boasts something for every taste. Children are always welcome, and the margaritas are top-flight. (8-12-99) $-$$ CHACO’S CAFE S 2027 S. Craycroft Road. 790-1828. Open Monday-

Saturday 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Café/No Alcohol. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. Chaco’s Café feels like a small-town Arizona joint, with casual service, red checkered vinyl tablecloths and inexpensive, tasty eats. All of the Mexican standards you’d expect are offered, from green-corn tamales to shrimp fajitas. The salsa bar is a nice touch, and you can entertain yourself by reading all of the wise sayings handwritten on the walls. (7-15-10) $-$$ CLUB 21 C 2920 N. Oracle Road. 622-3092. Open Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Café/Full Bar. MC, V. Offering good Mexican food for more than 50 years, this neighborhood favorite should be considered when looking for a cool place to enjoy a margarita or a cold beer. Moderately priced meals make it a nice place for families, too. (4-22-04) $-$$ LA COCINA DE GABBY C 4825 N. First Ave. 888-2490. Open Monday-Saturday

9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Café/Full Bar. DIS, MC, V. The food of Mexico City is the highlight at this little mom-and-pop joint; Gabby and Francisco Martinez are the mom and pop. The Mexican food here is a little different than the Sonoran food we’re used to. For example, the chile relleno plate has one stuffed with cheese, and another stuffed with ground beef. The street food of Mexico is represented by the bistec Milanese, which is tenderized, breaded beef. The house salsa stands out due to the hefty flavor of roasted chiles. There is a drive-thru menu, too, offering many of the expected Mexican-food items. (3-24-11) $-$$ CROSSROADS RESTAURANT DRIVE IN S 2602 S. Fourth Ave. 624-0395. Open Sunday-

Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 7 a.m.noon. Café/Beer and Wine. AMEX, DC, DIS, MC, V. Crossroads has been around for decades, and when you taste the restaurant’s food, you’ll know why. Traditional Mexican fare and seafood dishes primarily featuring shrimp and filet of sole highlight the menu. The service is friendly, and if you’re in a hurry, you can get anything on the menu to go; you can even get a six-pack to take home. (7-24-03) $-$$

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A Necessary Evil BY GENE ARMSTRONG, garmstrong@tucsonweekly.com f the new Lost in the Trees album, group leader Ari Picker says: “The ugly parts are uglier, and the pretty parts are prettier” than the band’s past music. Those extreme textures, and the emotions that go along with them, are woven into A Church That Fits Our Needs, which will be released on March 20. The North Carolina-based ensemble plays a lushly orchestrated blend of folk-pop and chamber music, largely a product of Picker’s love of pop melody and conservatory training, a background he shares with his shifting collective of musicians. This approach allows the material to swing from deeply sad to nearly transcendent—no more so than on its latest work, a rich and moving evocation of loss and transformation, inspired in part by the 2009 death of Picker’s artist mother. A Church That Fits Our Needs is the second “national” album by Lost in the Trees, says Picker, a 30-year-old singer, songwriter and composer who is the primary architect of Lost in the Trees. It follows the band’s pivotal 2010 album, All Alone in an Empty House. But Picker acknowledged in a recent interview that his band released an earlier, self-titled recording on North Carolina’s indie label Trekky Records. It was a “small and obscure affair, and I guess that is technically our first album. But at that point, we were really just selling it out of the trunk of our car, so to speak.” In fact, Lost in the Trees originally released All Alone in an Empty House on Trekky before it was picked up by the boutique label ANTIRecords, the same company that will release A Church That Fits Our Needs. The night before the album hits the streets, Lost in the Trees will play at Plush, along with Seattle-based opening act Poor Moon. It’s easy to be blown away by the intricate arrangements on A Church That Fits Our Needs, and Picker says he found himself flexing his orchestral muscles more on this recording than in the past—especially in contrast with the more-intimate sound of the last Lost in the Trees work. “All Alone in an Empty House was originally intended to be a very spare record. The orchestral elements were fused with songwriting elements … and I’d intended to just write the most simple, full songs and have the orchestral elements hover around them. For Empty House, I was just getting introduced to a lot of classical music, and Joni Mitchell and stuff like that, and on this one, I was pushing myself more into modern classical realms, using dissonance, polyrhythms and different textures.

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“With the new record, the arrangements are much more entrenched in the songs. I was just continually challenging myself, seeing how I could make it bigger.” In the new music of Lost in the Trees, one can hear a narrative unfolding, in a very cinematic way. But you can also hear in it the bold songwriting of Broadway and the theatrical art-rock of early David Bowie. Says Picker: “I’m glad it comes across as something that has some continuity to it. I’m very attracted to the scope and sweep of orchestral music; as much as I like a good, concise pop song, I can’t really write them.” He cites Phil Spector, Igor Stravinsky and the film scores of Bernard Herrmann as some of his more obvious inspirations when it comes to arranging. Others have compared Lost in the Trees songs to Radiohead, Neil Young, Bon Iver and the Beatles’ “A Day in the Life.” You’d think it might take a lot of musicians to fill out Picker’s orchestrations, and maybe it did at one point, but the band is down to a lean, efficient touring machine. “We have a core of six of us now. It was at one point up to 14, and about 30 musicians have cycled through the group over the years.” Picker grew up in Chapel Hill under the thrall of pop radio, but when he entered music school, he discovered not only classical music, but also the work of Electric Light Orchestra and the Beach Boys. His horizons expanded. He says he never really planned on a career in music. It just naturally grew. “I don’t know if I ever really decided to pursue a career path in music. For a long time, it was just going through the motions, and then it became real somehow,” he says. “Lady luck just pushed us in this direction while I was trying to write the best songs I could.” Picker adds that when ANTI- Records picked up All Alone in an Empty House, it was

Lost in the Trees with Poor Moon 9:30 p.m., Monday, March 19

As you read this, I’m in Austin for my annual excursion to South by Southwest, knee-deep in BBQ rib bones and empty cups of free beer, all while dashing around town and trying to catch some band I love or have read good things about. SXSW is the most glorious clusterfuck for music nerds, a four-day stretch of bands crammed into every available space in the city, nearly 24-7. It’s an exercise in endurance, and it’s the only vacation I’ve ever taken after which I feel like I need another vacation to recover. Thankfully, this column will be in good hands next week: The illustrious Gene Armstrong will be keeping you up to speed on how to plan your music week (and likely making me look like a hack in the process). For those of you staying in town, you get to reap the benefits once again of bands performing here on the way to Austin and back. Yep, it’s another jam-packed week (pun intended) in the Old Pueblo.

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It’s easy to forget that Of Montreal (or, as they prefer it, of Montreal) was once the red-headed stepchild of the Elephant 6 collective, an afterthought to bands like Apples (in Stereo) and Neutral Milk Hotel. Their early albums were composed of buoyant indie pop with flashes of whimsy and flamboyancy. Somewhere along the line, though—actually, it can be pinpointed to 2007’s Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?—Kevin Barnes and his crew got ambitious and started getting all theatrical and shit, both in their music and live performances. The band’s latest album, Paralytic Stalks (Polyvinyl), doesn’t quite match that pinnacle, but it’s at least as weird. The funk elements the band has been exploring in recent years are still there, but the Bowie worship that started with 2010’s False Priest is taken to a whole new level here. The album is a disjointed psych-pop catchall with moments of transcendence—but listen closely, and you’ll realize how disquieting the lyrics are, in contrast to the offkilter but ebullient musical backing. If you go to the show, expect a version of musical theater, something the band has become known for over the last several years—costumes, puppets, etc.—and who knows what they’ve got up their sleeves this time around? And the fact that they charge so little for their shows, with seven members and such an elaborate stage show, is positively commendable. Of Montreal performs at the Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St., on Monday, March 19. Deerhoof and Kishi Bashi open the all-ages show at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are only $9; they’ll be $11 on the day of the show. Questions? Head to rialtotheatre.com, or call 740-1000.

a turning point. “If they hadn’t done that, we would never have been here now.” Re-creating the expansive sound of Lost in the Trees’ records onstage is always a challenge, Picker says. “There’s a lot of acoustic instrumentation in what we do, and sometimes, that’s hard to mic on stage. Although it’s not our preference, because of the sound quality, we sometimes end up having to put DI (a direct-injection box) into a violin to artificially re-create the sound onstage,” he says. “It’s all just part of playing live. We have a lot more obstacles than some other bands.” Playing live means that Lost in the Trees is obligated to bring its music to the people, rather than vice versa. Picker says his band has played twice before in Tucson. On this tour, “We’ll be gone for a month and a half for the first round, and probably then later again in the summer if we do well.” He doesn’t hate touring, but it’s not his favorite thing, either. He seems to view it as a necessary evil—just part of the job. “Touring is really unhealthy. I prefer to get up at the same time every day, and sleep in the same bed every night, and wake up in the same town every day, and just be normal. For a tour, you just kind of have to throw yourself out there and hope it goes well. We have to view it as doing a job, going to work every day, and the slight inconvenience is a temporary condition.”

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GREEN ZEP Thirty years beyond their demise, Led Zeppelin still inspires awe and worship, and for good reason. Although they were lumped in with the heavy-metal scene of their day, they ey really werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t metal, but more of a hybrid of blues and folk styles gussied up in heaviness. s. There have been plenty of imitators since, but ut no other band has come close to matching g what they accomplished. And speaking of imitators, well, some me are more blatant than others. Two of the most blatant will play shows at Club Congress this week as part of a two-day Zep-fest that somehow ehow ties in to St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. (Yeah, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really eally get it, either.) Day one of Congressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Zep Fest, on Friday, March 16, will feature Dread Zeppelin, once a regular act at the club that has somehow managed to stay out of Tucson in recent years. (To be honest, I had no idea they were still performing and releasing albums until this show was booked.) On paper, the band is pure novelty: a Led Zeppelin tribute band that transforms the songs into reggae numbersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;while fronted by an Elvis impersonator, no less. But in practice, it works far better than you could imagine, and the shows of yore were always a riot. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve apparently gone through some lineup changes since they last performed here, but most importantly, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still fronted by the glorious Tortelvis. Dread Zeppelin takes the stage at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St., on Friday, March 16. Flagrante Delicto opens at 9 p.m. $10 gets you in the door. The next night, Tucsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Zeppelin tribute band, Whole Lotta Zep, will play it far straighter in a two-hour show of Zep classics. The band prides itself on accuracy in interpreting the classics, and has developed a devoted fan base of folks who may or may not have ever seen the real deal live. This is probably the closest most of us will ever get to witnessing Led Zeppelin in their prime. Plus, this is the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first performance since November, so catch â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em while you can. Whole Lotta Zep performs at Club Congress on Saturday, March 17. Doors open at 7 p.m., and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll likely start around 8. Cover is $7. For more information, head to hotelcongress. com/club, or call 622-8848.

HEAVY HORNS AND STRINGS While weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the subject of metal tribute/ novelty acts, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one whose concept rivals that of Dread Zeppelin. Hailing from Los Angeles, Metalachi performs heavy-metal classics without electric guitars. More specifically, they transform heavy-metal classics into full-on mariachi music. Depending on your tolerance for such things, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll likely either love them or hate them. As with Dread Zeppelin, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a concept that looks pretty awful on paper; the rational side of me wants to hate them, but my fun-loving side canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but dig them. (And, yes, they perform at least one Led Zeppelin song.) Decide for yourself when Metalachi performs at The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave., on Sunday, March 18. The all-ages show starts at 7 p.m. with a slew of bands opening: Sink the Titanic, Eight Legged Horse, Hillbilly Bo and Heart Attack Shack. Tickets are $10; call 629-9211 for further details.

TOP TEN SHORT TAKES Local hard-rock act Sinphonics will perform a show this week to celebrate the release of Ghost Note Anthems, their first new album in five years. Celebrate with them at Plush, 340 E. Sixth St., on Friday, March 16. Opening at 9:30 p.m. are The Provocative Whites, whose shows have become a rare commodity in recent months, and Caught on Film, the latest act to be fronted by Chris Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Gorman (The Static Session, The Year of Acceleration). Cover is $5, and you can head to plushtucson.com, or call 798-1298 for more info. If you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it out to the second night of the Burger Records Showcase at La Cocina last week, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in luck: The Resonars, the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s-inspired guitar-pop band fronted by Matt Rendon, which performed for the first time in 16 years at the Burger fest, will play another local show this week shortly after getting back from SXSW. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll headline a show at The District Tavern, 260 E. Congress St., on Wednesday, March 21, that will also feature performances by Philadelphiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Tough Shits, and Blue Jungle, from California. The show starts at 8:30 p.m., and best of all, admission is free. Call 791-0082 with questions. Homages to â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s girl groups are plentiful these days, but one of the trippiest versions comes from the male-female dream-pop duo Cults, who will make a return appearance at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St., on Sunday, March 18. Opening the all-ages show are Spectrals and Mrs. Magician. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $11 in advance, and $13 on the day of the show. Head to hotelcongress.com/club, or call 622-8848.

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ON THE BANDWAGON Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls at Plush on Tuesday, March 20; The Devil Wears Prada at the Rialto Theatre on Saturday, March 17; The Aggrolites and Mike Pinto at Club Congress next Thursday, March 22; Yellow Ostrich at Solar Culture Gallery on Monday, March 19; The Coathangers at Club Congress on Wednesday, March 21; Tyga at the Rialto Theatre next Thursday, March 22; Intronaut and Black Tusk at The Rock on Saturday, March 17; Electric Guest at Club Congress on Tuesday, March 20; Gabriel Ayala Trio at Zuzi! Theater on Friday, March 16; For Today and A Skylit Drive at The Rock on Tuesday, March 20; the Manhattan Transfer at the Fox Tucson Theatre on Sunday, March 18; the Kingston Trio at the Temple of Music and Art on Wednesday, March 21; John Doyle at the Berger Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 16; The Mollys and Friends St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Dance Party at Boondocks Lounge on Saturday, March 17.

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CLUB LIST Here is a list of venues that offer live music, dancing, DJ music, karaoke or comedy in the Tucson area. We recommend that you call and confirm all events. AMADO TERRITORY STEAKHOUSE 3001 E. Frontage Road. Amado. 398-2651. ARIZONA INN 2200 E. Elm St. 325-1541. ARMITAGE WINE LOUNGE AND CAFÉ 2905 E. Skyline Drive, No. 168. 682-9740. THE AULD DUBLINER 800 E. University Blvd. 206-0323. AZUL RESTAURANT LOUNGE Westin La Paloma, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive. 742-6000. THE BAMBOO CLUB 5870 E. Broadway Blvd., No. 524. 514-9665. THE BASHFUL BANDIT 3686 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-8996. BEAU BRUMMEL CLUB 1148 N. Main Ave. 622-9673. BEDROXX 4385 W. Ina Road. 744-7655. BEST WESTERN ROYAL SUN INN AND SUITES 1015 N. Stone Ave. 622-8871. BLUEFIN SEAFOOD BISTRO 7053 N. Oracle Road. 531-8500. BOJANGLES SALOON 5244 S. Nogales Highway. 889-6161. BOONDOCKS LOUNGE 3306 N. First Ave. 690-0991. BRATS 5975 W. Western Way Circle. 578-0341. BRODIE’S TAVERN 2449 N. Stone Ave. 622-0447. BUFFALO WILD WINGS 68 N. Harrison Road. 296-8409. CACTUS MOON 5470 E. Broadway Blvd. 748-0049. CAFÉ PASSÉ 415 N. Fourth Ave. 624-4411. THE CANYON’S CROWN RESTAURANT AND PUB 6958 E. Tanque Verde Road. 885-8277. CASA VICENTE RESTAURANTE ESPAÑOL 375 S. Stone Ave. 884-5253. CASCADE LOUNGE Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive. 615-5495. CHICAGO BAR 5954 E. Speedway Blvd. 748-8169. CLUB CARNAGE 1102 W. Grant Road. (805) 407-3370. CLUB CONGRESS 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848. LA COCINA RESTAURANT, CANTINA AND COFFEE BAR 201 N. Court Ave. 622-0351. COPPER QUEEN HOTEL 11 Howell Ave. Bisbee. (520) 432-2216. COW PALACE 28802 S. Nogales Highway. Amado. (520) 398-1999. COW PONY BAR AND GRILL 6510 E. Tanque Verde Road. 721-2781. CUSHING STREET RESTAURANT AND BAR 198 W. Cushing St. 622-7984. DAKOTA CAFE AND CATERING CO. 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. 298-7188. DELECTABLES RESTAURANT AND CATERING 533 N. Fourth Ave. 884-9289. THE DEPOT SPORTS BAR 3501 E. Fort Lowell Road. 795-8110. DESERT DIAMOND CASINO MONSOON NIGHTCLUB 7350 S. Nogales Highway. 294-7777. DIABLOS SPORTS BAR AND GRILL 2545 S. Craycroft Road. 514-9202. DRIFTWOOD RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE 2001 S. Craycroft Road. 790-4317. DV8 5851 E. Speedway Blvd. 885-3030. ECLIPSE AT COLLEGE PLACE 1601 N. Oracle Road. 209-2121. EDDIES COCKTAILS 8510 E. Broadway Blvd. 290-8750. EL SAGUARITO MEXICAN FOOD 1763 E. Prince Road. 297-1264.

EL CHARRO CAFÉ SAHUARITA 15920 S. Rancho Sahuarita. Sahuarita. 325-1922. EL CHARRO CAFÉ ON BROADWAY 6310 E. Broadway Blvd. 745-1922. EL MEZÓN DEL COBRE 2960 N. First Ave. 791-0977. EL PARADOR 2744 E. Broadway Blvd. 881-2744. ELBOW ROOM 1145 W. Prince Road. 690-1011. ENOTECA PIZZERIA WINE BAR 58 W. Congress St. 623-0744. FAMOUS SAM’S BROADWAY 1830 E. Broadway Blvd. 884-0119. FAMOUS SAM’S E. GOLF LINKS 7129 E. Golf Links Road. 296-1245. FAMOUS SAM’S SILVERBELL 2320 N. Silverbell Road. 884-7267. FAMOUS SAM’S VALENCIA 3010 W. Valencia Road. 8838888. FAMOUS SAM’S W. RUTHRAUFF 2480 W. Ruthrauff Road. 292-0492. FAMOUS SAM’S IRVINGTON 2048 E. Irvington Road. 889-6007. FAMOUS SAM’S ORACLE 8058 N. Oracle Road. 531-9464. FAMOUS SAM’S PIMA 3933 E. Pima St. 323-1880. FLYING V BAR AND GRILL Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive. 299-2020. FOX AND HOUND SMOKEHOUSE AND TAVERN Foothills Mall, 7625 N. La Cholla Blvd. 575-1980. FROG AND FIRKIN 874 E. University Blvd. 623-7507. LA FUENTE 1749 N. Oracle Road. 623-8659. FUKU SUSHI 940 E. University Blvd. 798-3858. GENTLE BEN’S BREWING COMPANY 865 E. University Blvd. 624-4177. GILLIGAN’S PUB 1308 W. Glenn St. 623-3999. GLASS ONION CAFE 1990 W. River Road, Suite 100. 293-6050. GOLD Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Road. 917-2930, ext. 474. GOLDEN PIN LANES 1010 W. Miracle Mile. 888-4272. THE GRILL AT QUAIL CREEK 1490 Quail Range Loop. Green Valley. 393-5806. GUADALAJARA GRILL EAST 750 N. Kolb Road. 296-1122. GUADALAJARA GRILL WEST 1220 E. Prince Road. 323-1022. HANGOVER’S BAR AND GRILL 1310 S. Alvernon Way. 326-2310. HIDEOUT BAR AND GRILL 1110 S. Sherwood Village Drive. 751-2222. THE HIDEOUT 3000 S. Mission Road. 791-0515. HILDA’S SPORTS BAR 1120 Circulo Mercado. Rio Rico. (520) 281-9440. THE HOG PIT SMOKEHOUSE BAR AND GRILL 6910 E. Tanque Verde Road. 722-4302. THE HUT 305 N. Fourth Ave. 623-3200. IBT’S 616 N. Fourth Ave. 882-3053. IGUANA CAFE 210 E. Congress St. 882-5140. INNSUITES HOTEL 475 N. Granada Ave. 623-2000. IRISH PUB 9155 E. Tanque Verde Road. 749-2299. JACKSON’S GASTROPUB 8235 N. Silverbell Road, No. 105. 638-7334. JASPER NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT AND BAR 6370 N. Campbell Ave., No. 160. 577-0326. JAVELINA CANTINA 445 S. Alvernon Way. 881-4200, ext. 5373. JEFF’S PUB 112 S. Camino Seco Road. 886-1001. KINGFISHER BAR AND GRILL 2564 E. Grant Road. 323-7739. KON TIKI 4625 E. Broadway Blvd. 323-7193. LAFFS COMEDY CAFFÉ 2900 E. Broadway Blvd. 323-8669.

LAS CAZUELITAS 1365 W. Grant Road. 206-0405. LEVEL BAR LOUNGE 4280 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 37. 615-3835. LI’L ABNER’S STEAKHOUSE 8500 N. Silverbell Road. 744-2800. LINDY’S AT REDLINE SPORTS GRILL 445 W. Wetmore Road. 888-8084. LOOKOUT BAR AND GRILLE AT WESTWARD LOOK RESORT 245 E. Ina Road. 297-1151. THE LOOP TASTE OF CHICAGO 10180 N. Oracle Road. 878-0222. LOVIN’ SPOONFULS VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT 2990 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 120. 325-7766. LUNA BELLA ITALIAN |CUISINE AND CATERING 2990 N. Swan Road, No. 145. 325-3895. M&L AIRPORT INN BAR AND GRILL 2303 E. Valencia Road. 294-1612. MALIBU YOGURT AND ICE CREAM 825 E. University Blvd. 903-2340. MARGARITA BAY 7415 E. 22nd St. 290-8977. MAVERICK 6622 E. Tanque Verde Road. 298-0430. MAYNARDS MARKET AND KITCHEN 400 N. Toole Ave. 545-0577. MCMAHON’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 2959 N. Swan Road. 327-7463. MIDTOWN BAR AND GRILL 4915 E. Speedway Blvd. 327-2011. MINT COCKTAILS 3540 E. Grant Road. 881-9169. MONTEREY COURT STUDIO GALLERIES 505 W. Miracle Mile. 582-0514. MR. AN’S TEPPAN STEAK AND SUSHI 6091 N. Oracle Road. 797-0888. MR. HEAD’S ART GALLERY AND BAR 513 N. Fourth Ave. 792-2710. MUSIC BOX 6951 E. 22nd St. 747-1421. NEVADA SMITH’S 1175 W. Miracle Mile. 622-9064. NIMBUS BREWING COMPANY TAPROOM 3850 E. 44th St. 745-9175. NORTH 2995 E. Skyline Drive. 299-1600. O’MALLEY’S 247 N. Fourth Ave. 623-8600. THE OFFICE BAR 6333 S. Sixth Ave. 746-9803. OLD FATHER INN 4080 W. Ina Road. Marana. 744-1200. OLD PUEBLO GRILLE 60 N. Alvernon Way. 326-6000. OLD TUBAC INN RESTAURANT AND SALOON 7 Plaza Road. Tubac. (520) 398-3161. ON A ROLL 63 E. Congress St. 622-7655. THE ONYX ROOM 106 W. Drachman St. 620-6699. ORACLE INN 305 E. American Ave. Oracle. 896-3333. O’SHAUGHNESSY’S 2200 N. Camino Principal. 296-7464. PAPPY’S DINER 1300 W. Prince Road. 408-5262. PARADISO BAR AND LOUNGE Casino Del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road. (800) 344-9435. LA PARRILLA SUIZA 2720 N. Oracle Road. 624-4300. PEARSON’S PUB 1120 S. Wilmot Road. 747-2181. PINNACLE PEAK 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. 296-0911. PLUSH 340 E. Sixth St. 798-1298. PUTNEY’S 6090 N. Oracle Road. 575-1767. RPM NIGHTCLUB 445 W. Wetmore Road. 869-6098. R PLACE BAR AND GRILL 3412 N. Dodge Blvd. 881-9048. RA SUSHI BAR RESTAURANT 2905 E. Skyline Drive. 615-3970. RAGING SAGE COFFEE ROASTERS 2458 N. Campbell Ave. 320-5203. LE RENDEZ-VOUS 3844 E. Fort Lowell Road. 323-7373. RIALTO THEATRE 318 E. Congress St. 740-1000.

RIC’S CAFE/RESTAURANT 5605 E. River Road. 577-7272. RIVER’S EDGE LOUNGE 4635 N. Flowing Wells Road. 887-9027. RJ’S REPLAYS SPORTS PUB AND GRUB 5769 E. Speedway Blvd. 495-5136. ROCK N’ JAVA 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road. Marana. 572-5738. THE ROCK 136 N. Park Ave. 629-9211. ROYAL SUN INN AND SUITES 1015 N. Stone Ave. 622-8871. RUNWAY BAR AND GRILL 2101 S. Alvernon Way. 790-6788. RUSTY’S FAMILY RESTAURANT AND SPORTS GRILLE 2075 W. Grant Road. 623-3363. SAKURA 6534 E. Tanque Verde Road. 298-7777. SALTY DAWG II 6121 E. Broadway Blvd., No. 106. 790-3294. SAM HUGHES PLACE CHAMPIONSHIP DINING 446 N. Campbell Ave. 747-5223. SAPPHIRE LOUNGE 61 E. Congress St. 624-9100. SHARKS 256 E. Congress St. 791-9869. SHERATON HOTEL AND SUITES 5151 E. Grant Road. 323-6262. SHOOTERS STEAKHOUSE AND SALOON 3115 E. Prince Road. 322-0779. SHOT IN THE DARK CAFÉ 121 E. Broadway Blvd. 882-5544. SINBAD’S FINE MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 810 E. University Ave. 623-4010. SKRAPPY’S 191 E. Toole Ave. 358-4287. SKY BAR 536 N. Fourth Ave. 622-4300. THE SKYBOX RESTAURANT AND SPORTS BAR 5605 E. River Road. 529-7180. SOLAR CULTURE 31 E. Toole Ave. 884-0874. STADIUM GRILL 3682 W. Orange Grove Road. Marana. 877-8100. STOCKMEN’S LOUNGE 1368 W. Roger Road. 887-2529. SULLIVAN’S STEAK HOUSE 1785 E. River Road. 299-4275. SURLY WENCH PUB 424 N. Fourth Ave. 882-0009. TANQUE VERDE RANCH 14301 E. Speedway Blvd. 296-6275. TANQUE VERDE SWAP MEET 4100 S. Palo Verde Road. 294-4252. TERRY AND ZEKE’S 4603 E. Speedway Blvd. 325-3555. TOPAZ 657 W. St. Mary’s Road, No. C1A. 123-4567. UNICORN SPORTS LOUNGE 8060 E. 22nd St., No. 118. 722-6900. V FINE THAI 9 E. Congress St. 882-8143. VAUDEVILLE 110 E. Congress St. 622-3535. VERONA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 120 S. Houghton Road. 722-2722. VOYAGER RV RESORT 8701 S. Kolb Road. 574-5000. WHISKEY TANGO 140 S. Kolb Road. 344-8843. WILD BILL’S STEAKHOUSE AND SALOON 5910 N. Oracle Road. 887-6161. WILDCAT HOUSE 1801 N. Stone Ave. 622-1302. WINGS-PIZZA-N-THINGS 8838 E. Broadway Blvd. 722-9663. WISDOM’S CAFÉ 1931 E. Frontage Road. Tumacacori. 398-2397. WOODEN NICKEL 1908 S. Country Club Road. 323-8830. WOODY’S 3710 N. Oracle Road. 292-6702. WORLD FAMOUS GOLDEN NUGGET 2617 N. First Ave. 622-9202. ZEN ROCK 121 E. Congress St. 624-9100.

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Christian Letts plays guitar and sings in the Los Angeles band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The 10-to-13member musical collective plays a ramshackle and sometimes spacey brand of folk rock. The unlikely hit “Home” has been featured in numerous TV shows (Community, Ugly Betty), commercials (the NFL, Blue Cross Blue Shield) and one particularly sweet father-daughter cover rendition that became a YouTube sensation. Here, the follow-up to the band’s 2009 debut Up From Below, will be released on May 29 on Vagrant Records. Letts is also prepping his first solo album. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will perform an all-ages show tonight, Thursday, March 15, at the Rialto Theatre, with Rocco DeLuca. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m.; $21. Eric Swedlund, mailbag@tucsonweekly.com

What was the first concert you ever saw? Michael Jackson. What are you listening to these days? Serge Gainsbourg. What was the first album you owned? Big Daddy Kane, “Ain’t No Half-Steppin’” (single). What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don’t get? Next (question). What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live? Radiohead. Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure? Harry Connick Jr. What song would you like to have played at your funeral? Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, “Minor Swing.” What band or artist changed your life, and how? Django. Led me to guitar. Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time? A 1939 recording (of) Reinhardt’s Hot Club of France.

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BLITZEN TRAPPER, PARSON RED HEADS CLUB CONGRESS Monday, March 12 Some of Blitzen Trapperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most-gentle songs are about topics including mass murder, and transforming into a wild beast to howl endlessly in a primal, savage world. The bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wildest songs, then, have some catching up to do, and often fly headlong into a blazing realm of dueling guitar solos and unhinged rock. Yes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the same band. No, they shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change a thing. Blitzen Trapper may have burst onto the scene in 2007 as Sub Popâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s earthiest band, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken a genre-shifting path since, combining quirky Americana, harmonious Northwest folk, heavy Southern rock and more, building a powerful live show all the while. The band played its first Tucson show in nearly four years at Club Congress, selecting liberally from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American Goldwing, and coming out of the gate strong with songs like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Might Find It Cheapâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Astronaut.â&#x20AC;? Singer-songwriter-guitarist Eric Earley seems equally at home writing songs for the acoustic guitar and the wailing electric, and the rest of the band can switch just as well, with beautiful piano and keyboard accents, plus tremendous slide-guitar work. More of the muscular American Goldwing tunes like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fletcherâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your Crying Eyesâ&#x20AC;? filled the early part of the set, before Earley switched to acoustic guitar (and often harmonica) for most of the setâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s middle portion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black River Killer,â&#x20AC;? from 2008â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Furr, used a Twilight Zone-themed keyboard riff to set a spooky backdrop for Earleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meditation on sin, circumstance and the search for salvation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;God and Suicide,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taking It Easy Too Longâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Furrâ&#x20AC;? continued the captivating acoustic stretch before the band again unleashed its wild side. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Street Fighting Sunâ&#x20AC;? unfurled the dueling guitar leads; Earley took the hard and blistering route, joining muddy, wailing slide-guitar from Erik Menteer. That proved a perfect warm-up for an amazing cover of Led Zeppelinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ramble Onâ&#x20AC;? to close the set, with the rowdy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gold for Breadâ&#x20AC;? capping the twosong encore. Fellow Portlanders Parson Red Heads opened, with a sunny back-porch combination of gritty Southern rock and laid-back Laurel Canyon vocals. The melodic guitar leads from Evan Way and Sam Fowles complemented the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich and beckoning two-, three- and four-part harmonies. Eric Swedlund mailbag@tucsonweekly.com

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Veteran soul-man Lee Fields’ second album for Truth and Soul picks right up where 2009’s My World left off. Full of passionate, deeply emotive tracks fleshed out with full orchestration and driven with great subtlety by Truth and Soul’s peerless house band, Faithful Man continues Fields’ late-life run of stellar recordings. Soul music is a field that artists can continue to grow into as they get older, and Fields is clearly a man who’s lived life. Perhaps not as immediately gripping as My World, and possessing a certain sameness of approach (mid-to-slow tempos, lots of orchestration, impassioned vocals) on most tracks, Faithful Man is nonetheless at the top of the soul releases so far in 2012. Fields’ métier here is the vagaries of love and the endless well of heartbreak. It’s right there in the song titles: “I’m Still Hanging On,” “Wish You Were Here,” “It’s All Over (But the Crying),” “Faithful Man,” “Walk on Through That Door.” A deep soul version of the Rolling Stones’ “Moonlight Mile” fits right in. This orchestral, love-hurt approach to soul was huge in the 1970s with acts like the Stylistics, The Delfonics, The Dramatics, The Dells and many others. Fields, who was once known more as a highenergy, James Brown-style funk-and-soul belter, doesn’t have the perfect voice of a Sam Cooke or James Carr, but that just doesn’t matter: Fields personifies deep soul, and he is at the top of his game on Faithful Man. Carl Hanni

Believe it not, killer power metal doesn’t begin and end with Iced Earth and DragonForce. There’s a lesswidely known yet musically superior band out there that will blow the top of your (metal)head off if you give them a chance. I’m talking, of course, about the mighty Pharaoh, featuring singer Tim Aymar, the guy whose pipes powered Control Denied’s The Fragile Art of Existence, and sixstring shredder Matt Johnsen, who is so good that he probably works for NASA. Melodic and technical to a fault, Pharaoh’s fifth album rides a fine line between heavy-metal radiofriendliness and advanced prog-metal ecstasy. Just when Aymar starts to massage your brain with an insistent vocal line, along comes Johnsen with a dazzling solo to launch your imagination into the stratosphere. Every song is dreamy and defiant, from the ferociously thrashed-up riff frenzy of “The Wolves,” to the nuclear-physics-grade time signatures of “Graveyard of Empires.” The Iron Maiden worship that Pharaoh once wore like a badge of honor is now completely rubbed away, save for a few galloping rhythms—as found on “Castles in the Sky,” for instance. In sum, the band has achieved a perfect balance of intellectual precision and aggressive tact. Also, Aymar’s lyrics have never sounded more poetic (and less cheesy) than in the savage “Burn With Me,” a song of kinship and fealty like no other. Jarret Keene


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movement is right to left.” The director showed Tynan an illustrated book as evidence. On one page, a canoe shooting the rapids was going from left to right, while a man climbing a mountain was headed from right to left. Use this information to your benefit, Cancerian. Every day for the next two weeks, visualize yourself moving from left to right as you fulfill a dream you want to accomplish. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Hanadi Zakaria al-Hindi is the first Saudi Arabian woman to be licensed to fly a plane. But there’s an absurd law in her country that prohibits women from driving cars, so she needs a man to give her a lift to the airport. Is there any situation in your own life that resembles hers, Leo? Like maybe you’ve advanced to a higher level without getting certified on a lower level? Or maybe you’ve got permission and power to operate in a sphere that’s meaningful to you, even though you skipped a step along the way? Now would be a good time to think about whether you should do anything about the discrepancy, and if so, how to do it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Recent scientific studies have confirmed what Native American folklore reports: Badgers and coyotes sometimes cooperate with each other as they search for food. The coyotes are better at stalking prey above ground, and the badgers take over if the hunted animal slips underground. They share the spoils. I suggest you draw inspiration from their example, Virgo. Is there a person you know who’s skilled at a task you have trouble with and who could benefit from something you’re good at? It’s prime time to consider forming symbiotic relationships or seeking out unusual partnerships that play to both parties’ strengths.

would be an excellent time to enhance your connection with whatever it is that can provide such power. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If you set up two mirrors in just the right way, you can get a clear look at the back of your head. You’re able to see what your body looks like from behind. I suggest you try that exercise sometime soon. It will encourage your subconscious mind to help you discover what has been missing from your self-knowledge. As a result, you may be drawn to experiences that reveal things about yourself that you’ve been resistant to seeing. You could be shown secrets about buried feelings and wishes that you’ve been hiding from yourself. Best of all, you may get intuitions about your soul’s code that you haven’t been ready to understand until now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): According to my Sagittarius friend Jonathan Zap, the Greek playwright Aristophanes had an ambivalent attitude about divine blessings. He said that no great gift enters the human sphere without a curse attached to it. I’m sure you know this lesson well. One of last year’s big gifts

has revealed its downside in ways that may have been confusing or deflating. But now here comes an unexpected plot twist, allowing you to add a corollary to Aristophanes’ formulation. You will soon find a second blessing that was hidden within the curse in embryonic form. You’ll be able to tease it out, ripen it and add it to the bounty of the original gift. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Writing in the science magazine Discover, Corey S. Powell says, “There’s an old joke: If you tell someone the universe is expanding, he’ll believe you. If you tell him there’s wet paint on the park bench, he’ll want to touch it to make sure.” In accordance with the astrological omens, Capricorn, I invite you to rebel against this theory. I think it’s quite important for you to demand as much proof for big, faraway claims as for those that are close at hand. Don’t trust anyone’s assertions just because they sound lofty or elegant. Put them to the test. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It’s an excellent time to better appreciate your #@%(!)* vexations and botherations. In fact, let’s go ahead and make this Honor

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): How did the Vikings navigate their ships through rough northern seas on cloudy and foggy days? Medieval texts speak of the mysterious “sunstone,” a “Viking compass” used to detect the hidden sun. Modern theories suggest that this technology may have been Iceland spar, a mineral that polarizes light, making it useful in plotting a course under overcast skies. Do you have anything like that, Libra—a navigational aid that guides your decisions when the sun’s not out, metaphorically speaking? Now

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¡ASK A MEXICAN! BY GUSTAVO ARELLANO, themexican@askamexican.net .net Dear Mexican: I work for a major news organization and often have heard the figure of 10 million illegal Mexicans in the United States. Unofficially, I have seen quoted the number 20 to 25 million illegals, most of them not Mexican. From experience with the government, I would say these numbers are low. Why the focus on the Mexicans? They are far less alien than the Asians or Africans, not to mention the Guatemalans. Explain? Muy Smart Man Dear MSM: Trying to figure out how many illegal immigrants are in this country is like trying to determine who invented the margarita, or what happened to Carlos Mencia. The long-accepted figure was 12 million undocumented folks in this country, until the Great Recession hit and dropped the number to somewhere between 10 and 11 million. Of that figure, it’s generally accepted that Mexicans make up between half and twothirds of the figure. Further complicating the matter is that differing numbers get spat out by organizations with political agendas, whether left (Pew Hispanic Center), right (U.S. government) or pinche puto pendejo baboso (FAIR). My suggestion? Don’t even care about how many mojados are in this country—just accept the Reconquista, and be at peace with America’s new reality. Of course, America isn’t at peace with it, and that’s why you see the obsession with Mexis instead of those rapacious Canadian illegals. It seems like all of the discussion about Mexican immigration centers on “illegal,” low-wage workers. But as part of NAFTA, many well-educated Mexicans have the right to work in the United States without restriction via the TN1 visa. This sort of immigration seems to have no press, and a spin around Google doesn’t show any websites discussing this other than ones covering the mechanics of the process. Why isn’t this kind of immigration more visible? Any sense of how big it is? Has it had an effect in Mexico—either as a brain drain to the United States, or in encouraging more people to go into the sciences because of the ability to work internationally? Are the Mexicans complaining

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we’re stealing all of their best people? (That’s the secret plan, isn’t it? We grab your land, then your people; soon, all of Mexico will be ours!) IT Gabacho Dear Gabacho: The number of Mexicans who have entered this country under a TN visa has increased dramatically, from 168 in 1997 to 3,376 in 2010, according to numbers kept by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. Mexico has a proud tech industry—the Mayans, after all, invented the concept of zero and were space travelers (and let’s not even get into their scary-ass accurate calendar)—and such opportunities will only increase as Mexico becomes more wired and less dependent on Carlos Slim for their tech needs. You don’t hear about this type of migration, because smart Mexicans don’t exist in the American mind. And I wish the TN visa was the main reason for the Mexican brain drain, but a narco war will do that to a country. PREORDER TACO USA! Gentle cabrones: My much-promised Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America will finally hit bookstores April 10, but that doesn’t mean you can’t already order it. Place your order with your favorite local bookstore, your finer online retailers or your craftier piratas, but place it: My libro editor has already promised to deport me from the publishing industry if we don’t sell enough copies! And stay tuned for book-signing info! Ask the Mexican at themexican@askamexican. net; be his fan on Facebook; follow him on Twitter @gustavoarellano; or ask him a video question at youtube.com/askamexicano!


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Thank you for your advocacy of monogamishy. (Monogamishness?) When I fell in love with my gloriously kinky and GGG wife several years ago, we were honest about our sexual desires—vast and wide-ranging—and we negotiated an arrangement that works for us. We encourage each other’s outside crushes, and we both just want to be present while one of us is banging that outside crush. Your column gave us the tools we needed to talk with other potentially kinky folks. Thanks! Anyway, on to our question: When one is staying at a hotel, what is the protocol for engaging in sheet-staining activities? For example, if a session might spread santorum, menstrual blood, female ejaculate, etc., all over the sheets, what to do? Is it better to cover the bed in towels and stain them instead? Are dirty sheets all in a day’s work for the housekeeper, or should we refrain from such activities in hotel rooms? We don’t want to make the housekeeping staff miserable—and we always leave a tip for the maid!—but we don’t want to refrain from sex just because my wife is on her period! Sheets Tarnished After Intense Nooky You’re welcome for monogamishamy—the correct noun form of the adjective monogamish— and I’m delighted that it’s helped you and the wife negotiate successful encounters with “outside crushes,” STAIN. I trust that you and the wife strive to make sure those encounters are as rewarding for the crushes as they are for you two. Now, about those sheets … If you’ve booked a hotel room, STAIN, and it’s shark week for the wife, or a certain former senator routinely drops in (drops out?) when you have anal sex, there’s always the option of bringing your own santorum- and/or menstrualblood-colored/stained towels from home. But let’s say you don’t want to bring towels from home—which is an admittedly anal-in-theother-sense-of-anal thing to do. Should you lay the hotel’s towels down on the bed or mess up the sheets? “Mess up the sheets, please,” said the head of housekeeping at the hotel where I happened to be staying when your question arrived. (HOH agreed to speak to me on the condition that I not name her, the hotel where she works, or even the city where it’s located.) “We bleach the holy heck out of those sheets,” HOH continued. “And it is easier to get stains out of sheets than towels. And sheets cost less to replace—at least ours do.” Anything else someone should do if they’ve made a mess of the sheets? “If you want to be a total sweetheart,” said HOH, “strip the bed. Pull the sheets off, and leave them balled up on the floor. All the ladies know what that means, and I promise you that no one goes poking in sheets left on the floor. They toss that ball in the cart and send it straight to the laundry.” Where they bleach the hell/ blood/santorum out of ’em. Finally, STAIN, thanks for mentioning that you always leave a tip for the maid. It made me feel less alone—I always leave a tip for the maid, too—and it gives me the opportunity to encourage others to do the same. Anyone who can afford a night or two in a hotel—on business, on vacation, on someone else’s wife—can afford to leave a few bucks for the maid. I’m a 25-year-old straight man. One of my best buddies is gay, and I’m in gay bars with him twice a week or so. (We like to drink!) My question: What’s the correct response when I get hit on by men in gay bars? If a guy comes on strong, I kind of feel bad saying, “I’m straight.” I don’t want him to think I’m saying, “You’re disgusting.” So what’s the etiquette for a straight guy in a gay bar? Is it wrong to say you have a boyfriend instead of just saying you’re straight?

Not Overly Concerned Lost Useless Entity Guys who either don’t have boyfriends or do have boyfriends but are in monogamish relationships will frequently say, “I have a boyfriend,” to get rid of a guy who they don’t find attractive. So be honest, NOCLUE. Finding out he never had a shot at you because you’re straight will be easier on a guy’s ego than having to wonder what it is you and your imaginary boyfriend didn’t find attractive about him. Now, some gay dudes will be annoyed when they discover that the guy they’ve invested 10 whole minutes in eye-fucking isn’t gay, but most will welcome your presence as proof that— forgive me—it gets better. Straight dudes hanging out in gay bars with their gay friends? Straight dudes who are secure enough in their own sexuality that they’re comfortable with being viewed as a sex object by other men? Sure signs of progress, NOCLUE. That some gay dudes will have to waste a few precious minutes of their lives flirting with men they can’t suckfuckrimdatemarry is a small price to pay to be reminded that we live in a less-homophobic world.

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Behold the Next Economic Bubble: Paintings! The royal family of Qatar, apparently striving for art-world credibility, purchased a Paul Cezanne painting (“The Card Players”) last year for the equivalent of about $250 million, which is twice as much as the previous mostexpensive painting. (Qatar is vying with the United Arab Emirates to become the Middle East’s major intellectual hub.) At the same time that Qatar’s purchase was made public in February, artwork of the probable value of about $200 million became news in reports of the imminent Facebook initial public offering. Graffiti artist (“muralist”) David Choe stood to make about that amount, because he took stock instead of money to paint the lewd themes on the walls of Facebook’s first offices. Even though Choe was quoted as saying, originally, that he found the whole idea of Facebook “ridiculous and pointless,” his shares today are reportedly worth up to one quarter of 1 percent of the company. The Entrepreneurial Spirit • Last year, the Cape Town, South Africa, “gentlemen’s club” Mavericks began selling a line of fragrances designed for men who need excuses for coming home late. For example, as men come through the door, they could splash on “I Was Working Late” (to reek of coffee and cigarettes) or “My Car Broke Down” (evoking fuel, burned rubber and grease). • Bipartisanship: White-supremacist Richard Treis, 38, was arrested in February in St. Louis, along with his alleged partner, black gang member Robert “Biz” Swinney, 22, and charged with running a huge methamphetamine operation. The two, who had met at a prison halfway house, had allegedly meshed their unique talents—Treis as a meth cook, and Swinney as a skilled street seller who recruited people to buy restricted pseudoephedrine products from pharmacies. Said a deputy, “They put away their differences to get the job done.” Science on the Cutting Edge • Can’t possibly be true: “(A) growing number of scientists” are at work on biocomputer models based on movements of slime to solve complex-systems problems, according to a December report in London’s Daily Telegraph. Though slime molds are single-cell organisms lacking a “brain,” said professor Toshiyuki Nakagaki of Japan’s Future University Hakodate, they somehow can “organize” themselves to create the most-direct route through mazes in order to find food. Said professor Atsushi Tero, of Kyushu University, ordinary computers are “not so good” at finding such ideal routes because of the quantity of calculations required, but slime molds seem to flow “in an impromptu manner” and gradually find the best routes. • Medical marvels: (1) Claire Osborn, 37, of Coventry, England, was diagnosed in 70 WWW.TuCsON WEEKLY.COM

October with an aggressive, inoperable throatmouth cancer and given a 50 percent chance of survival. However, less than a month later, during a severe coughing spell, she actually coughed out the entire tumor in two pieces. Subsequent tests revealed no trace of cancer in her body. (Doctors hypothesized that, fortuitously, the tumor was growing on a weak stalk that was overcome by the force of the cough.) (2) In January, doctors at North Carolina State University performed knee-replacement surgery on a cancer-stricken house cat. Such surgery on dogs has been done, but because of cats’ smaller bones and joints, doctors had to use micro techniques usually employed on humans. Fine Points of the Law The Houston Funding debt-collection company in Houston, Texas, had fired receptionist Donnicia Venters shortly after she returned from maternity leave when she announced that she intended to breastfeed her child and needed space in the office to pump her breast milk. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Houston Funding for illegal discrimination based on “pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions,” but in February, federal judge Lynn Hughes (Mr. Lynn Hughes) rejected the EEOC’s reasoning. The law does not, he wrote, cover “lactation” discrimination. Leading Economic Indicators • In an incident reported in February by the Indo-Asian News Service, a Pakistan International Airlines captain made a revenueenhancing decision for his full flight PK 303 from Lahore to Karachi. Two overbooked passengers would not have to make alternative arrangements if they accepted seats for the 640-mile flight in the plane’s restrooms. • Real-estate reassessments hit Pittsburgh like a bombshell in December when county officials announced enhanced estimates of property value in order to raise needed tax revenue. In the first wave of assessments (which engendered criticism countywide, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story), a real-estate attorney who lives in the Mount Washington neighborhood was stunned to find his condominium apartment had jumped $55,000 in value, now “worth” $228,700—and, worse, his private parking space on the ground floor of the building, previously valued at $5,000, was now “worth” $287,800. • In December, National Geographic lamented that the number of South Africa’s rhinoceroses killed by poaching increased by a third in 2011, to 443, as a response to the booming street price of rhino horns. MSNBC reported that the horns’ market price “soared to about $65,000 a kilogram, making (them) more expensive than gold, platinum and, in many cases, cocaine.” The reason for the price is an escalating, though science-free, belief in Asia that rhino-horn powder can cure cancer.

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