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OPINION Tom Danehy 4 Irene Messina 6 The organizers of the new Jim Hightower 6 Southwest Terror Fest want Guest Commentary 8 metal to get its due.


Mailbag 8

CURRENTS The Skinny 9 By Jim Nintzel

Volts and Revolt 9 By Tim Vanderpool

SunZia opponents call the project classic greenwashing Media Watch 10 By John Schuster

Change vs. Stability 11 By Brian J. Pedersen

Clarence Dupnik’s opponents say 32 years has been enough Weekly Wide Web 12 Compiled by David Mendez

Police Dispatch 12 By Anna Mirocha

Payday vs. Kickback 13

Cutting through the malarkey since 1984.

By Mariana Dale

The candidates for CD 1 stand apart on issues including the Affordable Care Act, abortion Admissions Issues 14 By Mari Herreras

In the midst of controversy, PCC’s governing board has two seats up for election Extreme Politics 16

An Important Election For obvious reasons, the big political races—for U.S. president, U.S. Senate and so on—are getting a lot of attention from media and the public alike. However, many not-so-big races are not getting a lot of attention—and they should, because what these elected officials do affects all of us, directly and often immediately. Some examples: • Do you care what happens on and along roads within Pima County? Do you care about open space, or where your property taxes go? Then you should be interested in what’s going on with the Pima County Board of Supervisors. You can read all about two of the most hotly contested races, in Jim Nintzel’s cover-story package, starting on Page 16. • Does someone you know have plans to attend Pima Community College? Well, then you’re probably interested in what the college’s five-member governing board is up to. For example, the board made waves recently by abandoning the school’s open-admissions policy; in other words, prospective students now need to pass a test before going to Pima. And then there are matters involving how those Pima tuition dollars are being spent. You can read more about this race on Page 14. • Might you ever have a reason to contact law enforcement? Then you probably care about the issues in the Pima County sheriff ’s race. This year, the incumbent, Clarence Dupnik, is facing his most serious challenge in years; read all about that on Page 11. We also have a fine story on the Congressional District 1 race on Page 13; meanwhile, The Skinny, which starts on Page 9, is chock full of updates on the U.S. Senate contest and the competition in Congressional District 2. This is important stuff, folks; keep reading the Tucson Weekly and through Election Day and beyond for the latest news.

By Jim Nintzel

Voters have clear choices in the Pima County Board of Supervisors contests





City Week 20 Our picks for the week

A Special Sauce 41

TQ&A 22 Frida Espinosa Cárdenas, Beyond the Walls


By Jimmy Boegle

The Original Mr. K’s serves some of the area’s best BBQ Noshing Around 41 By Adam Borowitz


A Farce That Flails 30

More Metal! 46

By Sherilyn Forrester

By Casey Dewey

Becky’s New Car offers ample laughs, but the playwright overshadows his characters

The Southwest Terror Fest makes its debut this weekend

Evolving Views 32

Soundbites 46 By Stephen Seigel

By Laura C.J. Owen

Fallen Angels and Avenue Q touch on changing ideas about sexuality

VISUAL ARTS After the Storm 33 By Margaret Regan

Five decades of work by Barbara Rogers is on display

BOOKS Drugs and Prophecy 36

From Familiar to Fresh 48 By Gene Armstrong

The Sleigh Bells continue to explore noise and melody Club Listings 49 Nine Questions 51 Live 52 Rhythm & Views 53

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Darrell James brings back Del Shannon for a new adventure

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Will the feds classify MMJ as having medical value?

Featuring: A Moron! 37 By Bob Grimm

Horror themes are blended together in this twisted treat Film Times 38 A Family at War 39 By Colin Boyd

This remake of a 72-year-old film features characters that still feel familiar Now Showing at Home 40

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have a few questions (rhetorical and otherwise): • OK, ’fess up: Who thought it was a good idea to run Gabby Saucedo Mercer against Raúl Grijalva? Somebody high up in the Republican Party had to have had a “fight fire with fire” moment, and then others had to have agreed. She’s H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E! • A lot was made of the numbers thrown around during the first presidential debate, most of which were false. For example, Mitt Romney claimed that 50 percent of all “green energy” companies that received government funding went bust when, in fact, the percentage is in the single-digits. (For some wacky reason, Barack Obama decided not to challenge that.) But the number that struck me most was when Mitt Romney said, “I’ve been in business for 25 years.” Dude, you’re 65 years old. What happened to the other 40 years? We’ll give you 25 years to account for all the schoolin’ and begattin’ in the early days. Then you were governor for four years, and you spent a couple of years with the Salt Lake City Olympics (which is generous, since records show you were still handling your bidness and reaping the benefits). That still leaves almost a decade missing. Some on your side might argue that you’ve been running for president for a while, but you made $14 million last year. That had to have come from business. Certainly, you’re not in the hands-on, fun end where you get to fire people and ship jobs overseas, but you’re still in business. Besides, your running mate, Paul Ryan, constantly refers to you as a businessman. If you can’t get the small numbers right, how do you expect us to believe that you’ll be able to handle the large numbers? Oh, another thing: I’ve heard both Romney and his wife crow about the fact that he didn’t accept the money he inherited from his millionaire father. However, his father paid for Mitt’s exclusive boardingschool education, Mitt’s college education and Mitt’s lawschool education, and he bought the newlyweds a house! Other than that, Romney didn’t accept money from his father. Actually, that seems rather petty. I mean, who among us did not have our first house bought for us by our parents? • I recently saw these headlines: “Texting, Smoking Woman Falls Off 60-Foot Cliff.” “Ohio Woman Killed by Falling Llama.” “Man Wins Roach-Eating Contest, Dies.” Who can read those and not ascribe to Darwin’s natural selection? • Will somebody please correct University of Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez’s grammar in that TV com-

RANDOM SHOTS By Rand Carlson

mercial for the bank? I’m a big fan of what Rodriguez has done with the Wildcats program, even after watching Arizona blow that late-game, 14-point lead against nationally ranked Stanford. But that commercial drives me nuts! He’s walking down the street and saying something to the effect of, “When you move to a new city, you need someone you can count on.” Then he says (and I quote) “For my family and I, that’s … (some bank).” I can’t really tell you the name of the bank, because after he says, “For my family and I … ,” I just hear screaming in my head. Please tell him that the rule of thumb is that you take out the words “my family” and then go from there. He wouldn’t say “for I”; he would say “for me.” This is important. He’s a leader of young men, and then there is that omnipresent stereotype of some football players not speeching good. • Exactly how low can someone go? Dinesh D’Souza, who recently became a very rich man by making a “fear the Negro” documentary called 2016: Obama’s America, now has a book out in which he scrapes the bottom by slut-ifying President Obama’s long-dead mother. D’Souza writes, “Ann’s sexual adventuring may seem a little surprising in view of the fact that she was a large woman who kept getting larger.” Really?! What a jackass! • I have another question for Mitt Romney, one that really needs to be asked by someone before the election: How can somebody who is separated by one generation from polygamy dare to come out against same-sex marriage? It seems rather hypocritical to me; they’re both outside of what many consider to be the mainstream, and I’m sure there are a whole lot of people who would find polygamy way more offensive than same-sex marriage. I’m a lifelong Catholic, just like Joe Biden and that department-store mannequin he debated last week. But my marriage to my wife isn’t threatened by what other adults do. On this matter, I swerve way over into extreme libertarianism. If consenting adults want to enter freely into nontraditional arrangements, including plural- and same-sex marriages, I really don’t care. (Let’s be clear here: What is going on in places like Colorado City does not involve consenting adults and is, therefore, institutionalized child abuse.) Mitt Romney has received a pass from the media concerning his religion, which is the way it should be. But his stance on same-sex marriage represents the height of hypocrisy and deserves to be addressed.





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y day, they are moms, call-center workers and restaurant employees. By night, they are a fierce and competitive sisterhood ready to fight tooth and nail for victory. It’s OK if they break some teeth, get black eyes or purple-colored bruises. These are the women of Renegade Rollergirls of Tucson. Playing nice isn’t an option. Wanting to put the dirty back in derby, several girls from multiple Arizona roller-derby teams formed the Renegade Rollergirls league in 2004. Besides the original Phoenix league, there are now leagues in Tucson; San Diego; Los Angeles; Orange County, Calif.; and Oregon. Suzi Berrie formed Renegade Rollergirls of Tucson, or RRoT, in April 2011.

Let us now assess the state of the free press in this land of … well, press freedom. The assessment? Pathetic. Not because of some government clampdown, but because of increasing press pusillanimity. The latest decline in hard-nosed, investigative reporting is something called “quote approval.” It began with public-relations Berrie is one of the founders of Tucson Roller Derby, a flacks for public officials and political canleague that’s part of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. didates demanding that reporters agree—as Renegade Rollergirls do not belong to the WFTDA and a price of being granted an interview—to play by the motto “any surface, any time.” This means submit any quotes they intend to use from playing on banked tracks, in parking lots, on sport courts or the interview to the interviewee’s staff for even in the middle of the street. approval. Thus, when Mr. Big blurts out Renegade-style roller derby is true to its name—no rules something shocking, stupid or actually or referees. “We have no penalties, so we can basically do newsworthy, Mr. Big’s staff of bowdlerizers anything. We can grab someone and throw them, tackle can tidy it up, or even erase it. Bzzzzzzzztt, them or trip them,” says Berrie, known on the circuit as Clit it’s gone, as though it was never uttered. Eatwood. It’s not surprising that today’s media-senThis, of course, causes injuries. Sometimes bloody, broken sitive political figures (including Barack and bandaged, these women aren’t afraid to get banged up a Obama and Mitt Romney) would demand bit. They even display photos of their injuries on their this extraordinary editorial control over what website, comes out of their own mouths. But it’s “They are awards, in a way,” Berrie says, “to show people utterly despicable that media bosses and this isn’t fake. This isn’t some staged thing. We are real women reporters have so gutlessly caved in. It going out there and beating the crap out of each other.” reduces reporters from hard-nosed diggers Spectators are in for some surprises. “When I am looking to brown-nosed beggars, and it makes a (at the crowd), I see people standing up out of their chairs mockery of our democracy’s need for a free press. Yet many of America’s major publications have meekly surrendered their reporters’ freeTHIS MODERN WORLD By Tom Tomorrow dom to this restraint. Now corporate executives have realized: Hey, we can emasculate the press, too. Wall Street barons, Silicon Valley hotshots and even the bosses of media conglomerates are demanding (and getting) quote approval for stories about their operations. The media columnist for The New York Times admits that he’s also succumbed to these demands: “If it’s (a quote) I feel I absolutely need,” he recently wrote, “I start negotiating.” Never mind that it’s his independence and journalistic integrity he’s bargaining away.

with their mouths open—like, ‘Did that really happen?’” At their first game, the girls got a surprise of their own. A nun dressed in full habit was in the audience. “I thought I had a concussion and was seeing things,” says Dotty Shaw (aka. Smacka B. Yotch). Shaw is the prospect manager, meaning she gets the newbies ready for play. She says she likes the game because it’s aggressive. “It’s the best sport to get out your aggression, but still be friends. You can punch each other and kick each other, and at the end of the game, you can shake hands … and say, ‘Wow, that was a nice hit.’” At a recent practice, Shaw was coaching the players, frequently calling out tips and compliments, like, “Hit ’em low,” “Look behind you,” “Nice fall” and “Nice hit.” “We look scary; we look mean,” Shaw says. “But we’re really sweethearts and are there for each other.” The practice atmosphere is relaxed, with spouses and children watching from the sidelines. There is also plenty of laughter. When I ask Amanda Jardee (Death Blossom) to spell her last name, she clarifies that the fourth letter is a “d, like Daniel or daffodils or duckling.” And then she exclaims, “Death Blossom! Improving your vocabulary—and not just with swears! … I also do weddings and bar mitzvahs.” She cracks up those around her, including Felicia Mathis Gregory (Twiggy Bumpkins). Gregory’s name comes from the fact that a former coworker called her Twiggy, due to her slight frame. On the back of her uniform, the words “104 pounds” are written in glittery print. Bumpkins refers to her best tactic in the game—bumping people. Gregory’s presence dispels the myth that you need to be big and burly to play the game. Players are every shape and size, and they range in age from the early 20s to mid-40s. They come from all walks of life and professions. Besides working at restaurants and call centers, players work at a law office, a hospital and an optometrist’s office. Big, small, young or older, these women clearly have fun playing the game, even if it means getting into a fight with an opposing player. Says Jardee: “Derby is one of the few places where you can punch people in the face, and that makes you friends with them.” Renegade Rollergirls of Tucson play their “creepy season closer” at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Tucson Indoor Sports Center, 1065 W. Grant Road. The Mission Creeps will perform. Admission is $12, or $10 if you come in costume. RRoT’s next season begins in March.








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Sheriff Candidate Mark Napier Makes His Case to ‘Weekly’ Readers Greetings, Tucson Weekly readers. I know this is not a publication that you would normally expect a candidate with an “R” by his name to approach. I am the Republican candidate for Pima County sheriff. While this is a partisan race, I do not believe that public safety is a partisan issue; it is rather a human issue, a community issue. All people want to feel safe where they live, work and play. All people want to have confidence in the professionalism of their lawenforcement officers and the people who lead them. I am not running to only be the sheriff of the Republicans of Pima County; it is my sincere desire to serve all people of Pima County. If elected, I will be a visible, engaged and accessible sheriff for our county. I will be visible working with our community and neighborhood groups, nonprofits and the business community. I will also be visible in our schools, discussing with our young people the dangers associated with drug and alcohol abuse, and the violence associated with gangs. We will engage in open dialogue about crime and public-safety issues. We will look at root causes of crime and find community-based solutions involving all the stakeholders. Importantly, I will be easily accessible to all of you. I will use social media to send out information and exchange ideas. There will be an “Ask the Sheriff ” link on the PCSD website so you can send questions/concerns directly to me. The media, all media, will find me easy to reach. Personnel at the Tucson Weekly already have my personal cell number. I have a solid education in social science. My undergraduate degree is in social psychology. This allows me to see the connections between various social strains and crime problems. Crime does not occur in a vacuum or as an event completely isolated and devoid of connection to the larger community. I have a master’s degree in criminal justice from Boston University. This has provided me with a greater depth of understanding of the complexities of the criminal-justice system and of criminal justice as an academic discipline. I have 28 years of law-enforcement experience, the bulk of that right here in our community. I served as the captain of the Operations Division South of the Tucson Police Department, headquartered near Park Avenue and Ajo Way. During my career with TPD, I served in virtually every type of assignment. I maintain close ties to many in the law-enforcement community in Southern Arizona. The strength of these working relationships will help the cause of public safety for all of us. I hope that you can support me as a candidate. I have made my home in Pima County and have a stake in ensuring it remains a great place to live. I know that the “R” by my name may give some of you pause. I only ask for a reasonable 8 WWW.TuCsON WEEKLY.COM

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Ethan Orr Deserves More Than a Hat Tip; He Deserves an Endorsement The following is a letter to the editor regarding your choice and explanation for District 9 in the Arizona House of Representatives. Here goes. I was disappointed to read your recommendations for the Arizona House of Representatives, not for your endorsements for the “amply qualified” Mohur Sarah Sidhwa and Victoria Steele, but for the lack of an endorsement of Ethan Orr for what appears to be because he is a Republican, albeit a “moderate” one. Mr. Orr has accomplished much under the most dire of circumstances and should be given a brief paragraph as to why the Tucson Weekly staff tipped their hats to him. A good place to start would be with, a nonprofit company that he founded that helps physically challenged and special-needs individuals find jobs with businesses. Too often, it’s red vs. blue, liberal vs. conservative, what-you-perceive-as-right vs. what-youperceive-as wrong. Sometimes, the best candidate is a Democrat; sometimes, it is a Republican, but let’s not dismiss someone completely for being one or the other. Scott Meredith

Consider the Independents’ Perspective Regarding Prop 121 I noticed that there was no mention of independents in your spiel on Proposition 121 (the top two/open primaries initiative). This troubles me, given that the initiative, (whose petition was) signed by 369,000 voters, is aimed at allowing Arizona independents (some 30 percent of registered voters in Arizona) a voice and access to the publicly funded, albeit private-interest elections. And, no, those 30 percent are not merely “undecideds.” Instead, we are citizens who put candidates before party platform. I hope you reconsider your opinion. Ellen Rauch The Tucson Weekly editorial board fully stands behind the decision to recommend a “no” vote on Prop 121, for the reasons we cited.

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Martha McSally: Washington, D.C., is broken—and when something is broken, I fix it BY MARTHA MCSALLY


he American economy is suffering from a severe case of the “uns”— unemployment, underemployment, unfunded mandates, unaffordable health care and unsustainable debt. Congress is adding to the problem by creating uncertainty by failing to address these challenges in a bipartisan, thoughtful, pragmatic way. We have had (until recently) the longest stretch of high unemployment (43 months above 8 percent) since the Great Depression. Gross domestic product is growing at an anemic pace.

The median net worth of American households declined 35 percent between 2005 and 2010. Median household incomes declined by 8 percent between 2007 and 2011. Four million Americans lost their homes to foreclosures, and 9 million more have been served papers. Seniors are suffering from low interest rates that diminish the value of their hardearned savings for retirement. College students are graduating with huge debt and moving back in with their parents, unable to find good jobs. Our debt recently topped $16 trillion, equating to $50,000 for every man, woman and child in the U.S. And we continue to run annual deficits of more than $1 trillion. In addition, Medicare will be insolvent in 2024, and Social Security in 2033. Although the causes of the initial recession are complex, the recovery has been hampered by a failure of leadership. Washington, D.C., should be charged with dereliction of duty. Democrats, Republicans and independents all agree the country is on the wrong path. But instead of solving problems and bringing certainty to the tax, regulatory, spending and debt environments, they pick petty partisan fights. Businesses are justifiably hesitant to invest or hire, since there is no confidence in their future tax rates, government mandates and penalties such as the president’s unaffordable health-care program. Banks are not lending due to unknowns in the new regulations, and small-business owners are struggling to get credit to start up or grow. The looming “fiscal cliff ” created by Congress adds even more uncertainty, further disincentivizing growth, investment and job creation. Due to the failures of Congress, we face tax increases on all incomes, plus deep cuts in defense and domestic programs. This will put America into a deeper recession while risking our national security. Members of Congress are more concerned about their next election than the next generation. Washington is broken, and the economic uncertainty they have created is wrong. When I see something is broken, I fix it. When something is wrong, I stand up to make it right. We need to change Washington by changing the people we send there. We must get our economy going again

and put people back to work. Small businesses are the engine of growth, creating seven of every 10 jobs in America. We need to reform the tax code, simplify it and lower the corporate rates to bring jobs back to the U.S. We need to roll back suffocating regulations that are hampering economic growth. We need to access our energy resources, and improve education and job-training. We need to reduce government spending and ensure our military is ready to protect us. Ron Barber voted against multiple bipartisan legislative initiatives that would help small businesses and bring certainty to the economic situation. He voted against legislation that would put a moratorium on new regulatory burdens on small businesses. He voted against the “No More Solyndras Act,” in effect supporting the failed stimulus program that put taxpayers’ money into failing companies. He voted to rob $716 billion from Medicare to pay for a government takeover of health care that increases taxes and penalties on small businesses. He voted against streamlining the permit process for American energy development and simplifying the tax code. Finally, he voted against a bipartisan plan to avoid “sequestration,” the devastating cuts that will risk our national security and result in thousands of lost jobs here in Southern Arizona. Due to my commitment to fight for economic growth, small businesses and putting middle-class people back to work, and Mr. Barber’s anti-small-business and anti-jobs voting record, I have been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Home Builders and Associated Builders and Contractors. I will bring leadership, guts, education and a results-driven mindset to Congress to lead efforts toward bipartisan solutions that bring certainty to the economy, empower small businesses, and put our middle class back to work. Too much is at stake, and I am committed to championing thoughtful, pragmatic solutions to cure us of the “uns.” Martha McSally is the Republican candidate for Arizona’s Congressional District 2.



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Volts and Revolt ottonwood-laced stretches of the San Pedro River are a bird-watcher’s Xanadu, home to blue grosbeaks and green kingfishers, Western tanagers and crissal thrashers. But if power-industry honchos have their way, those feathered denizens may soon be dodging 130-foot steel-lattice towers and 500-kilovolt transmission lines. Still, the success of any such undertaking is only as good as the pitchmen behind it. And in this case, those promoters deserve kudos: The federal government has bought this 530-mile power-line project wholesale, under the guise that it will hook as-yet-nonexistent renewableenergy generators into the grid. The only generator sure to connect is an already-permitted natural-gas plant near the town of Bowie, east of Tucson. Meanwhile, roughly 90 miles of that line would course through the San Pedro Valley, accompanied by maintenance roads and 500foot easements. A federal analysis of the proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Project marches onward, spearheaded by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and driven by a cast of characters who have tried to sell us many similarly questionable projects in the past. They include Phoenix-based Southwestern Power Group II, which a dozen years ago was pushing for a 215-acre power plant in the shadows of Ironwood Forest National Monument (they failed), and later a futuristic coal-powered plant in little Bowie that only won permitting after it shifted to natural gas. Another familiar player is Tucson Electric Power, which not long ago pushed for a habitatravaging high-power line through the Coronado National Forest to the Mexican border. That project flopped in the face of public opposition. Today, TEP is an investor in Southwestern Power Group’s $1 billion SunZia project. Numerous calls to Tom Wray, Southwestern’s SunZia project manager, were not returned. Instead, I was repeatedly referred to Ian Calkins, a PR flack with the high-powered Copper State Consulting Group, who also failed to return my calls. Similarly, TEP spokesman Joe Salkowski didn’t return several calls seeking comment. Meanwhile, well-placed sources inform me that funding problems could stall SunZia. The project already took a big hit in 2010, when the private equity firm Energy Capital Partners withdrew its 40 percent stake. Since then, speculation has grown that the federal government may be asked to bankroll the construction. The feds certainly appear to have a powerful interest in this power line, which would stretch


from a Lincoln, N.M., substation into Southern Arizona, before swinging around to end at another substation north of Tucson. In its efforts to boost alternative energy, the Obama administration has included SunZia on a list of seven power projects delegated to the “Interagency Rapid Response Team for Transmission.” This team is charged with streamlining the permit process between a multitude of government agencies. However, critics question this federal focus on SunZia, particularly since most of Arizona’s alternative-energy action is occurring hundreds of miles away in the state’s western deserts. Just last week, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the establishment of 17 new federal “solar energy zones” in six states. Two of those zones are in Arizona; one is close to the small town of Quartzsite, and the other is elsewhere near the California border. At the same time, SunZia opponents argue that the Rapid Response Team approach is rushing the BLM’s environmental-review process, and prodding it toward a predetermined conclusion. Though the agency denies those allegations, it did not hold public forums to discuss SunZia under National Environmental Policy Act requirements, but resorted instead to a series of open-house-type gatherings that seemed to stifle public dissent. BLM officials also refused a request by project opponents to extend the public comment period beyond Aug. 22. “I think there’s a lot of pressure on the BLM,” says Mick Meader, of the Cascabel Working Group, a San Pedro Valley organization fighting the project. “We’ve felt all along that there’s been a real push by the Obama administration. They got hooked on SunZia as a renewable-energy project, and they really got behind it.” The result, says Meader, “is that we’ve been ignored completely.” But in an earlier interview, BLM spokeswoman Donna Hummel said that SunZia opponents enjoyed ample opportunity to air their views. “There have been 22 public meetings. There have been 255 days of public comment. And there have been numerous informational meetings for various agencies, entities and interest groups, including the resource conservation districts through the San Pedro Valley, which appears to be the one area that’s most controversial.” But to detractors, the notion of running massive power lines through that bucolic valley remains a travesty—and selling it as a renewable-energy “green” project adds insult. Those skeptics found traction in an Aug. 13 letter from a group of New Mexico congressmen



Mick Meader: “We’ve been ignored completely.” to Salazar supporting the transmission project. “SunZia is the key to unlocking New Mexico’s very high-capacity wind, solar, geothermal and natural-gas resources to generate electricity,” wrote Reps. Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Martin Heinrich. “New development of renewable and natural-gas plants enabled by SunZia will contribute millions of new property-tax dollars to depleted country treasuries.” Indeed, the merits of this project—or the lack thereof—have revealed a schism between environmental groups that want to support renewable-energy projects, while not getting snookered by greenwashing. For instance, although the Natural Resources Defense Council doesn’t outright support SunZia, an NRDC official does call the greenwashing label unfair. “I do think their business model is intended to yield renewables,” says Carl Zichella, the group’s director for Western transmission. Still, he concedes that “there’s very little you can do to project absolutely what will be carried on any transmission line eventually, because of open-access rules under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.” Regarding potential impacts on the San Pedro Valley, “I understand that the routing choices can be difficult,” Zichella says, “and we need to continue to refine route choices for all transmission lines so they have the least amount of conflict with natural resources. “I want to be clear: We’re not endorsing the project at NRDC,” he says. “But I think we also have to recognize that we can’t completely avoid all conflicts. At some point, there are going to be some very hard decisions that are going to be made.” But putting a power line through the San Pedro Valley would be a terrible decision, argues Sierra Club lobbyist Sandy Bahr. “We disagree with the NRDC on that,” she says. “Destroying some of the most-important wildlife areas in the state is not a good trade-off, and it’s not a necessary trade-off. Second, there are a lot of reasons to question the renewable aspects of this line. There’s no guarantee that there would be any renewables on the line at all.”

In the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, the polls continue to show a tight race between Democrat Richard Carmona and Republican Jeff Flake. The surveys from Team Carmona and his allies are showing Carmona with a lead of a few points; the surveys from Team Flake and his allies are showing Flake with a lead of a few points. RICHARD But you can tell the race is far closer than Team Flake anticipated, because there’s a whole lot of outside money being thrown around. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is now spending big bucks to help the six-term congressman, as is FreedomWorks for America and the Club for Growth. On the other side, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the League of Conservation Voters are dropping six figures into advertising to boost Carmona. The League of Conservation Voters ad, which debuted earlier this week, criticizes Flake for voting in Congress to support uranium-mining near the Colorado River, saying it could lead to pollution of the waters of the Colorado and eventually contaminate drinking water. Flake is continuing his basic message of linking Carmona to Barack Obama, saying that Carmona would be a rubber stamp for the president. But as early voting started last week, Flake unleashed a new, tough ad against Carmona, featuring Cristina Beato, a former acting assistant secretary of health in the George W. Bush administration’s Health and Human Services Department. Beato was Carmona’s boss when he was surgeon general in the Bush administration. Carmona and others say that Beato wanted Carmona to produce reports based on a political agenda rather than science, which caused tensions between the two. In Flake’s ad, Beato said that Carmona terrified her by pounding on her door in the middle of the night. “Carmona is not who he seems,” Beato said in the ad. “He has issues with anger, with ethics and with women. … Richard Carmona should never, ever be in the U.S. Senate.” It was a summary of a similar story that Beato told congressional investigators in 2007. Carmona denied the allegation last week and again in a debate on Arizona Public Media on Monday, Oct. 15, where he called the charges “completely false.” “There’s no merit to those whatsoever,” Carmona said, adding that Beato was “a disgruntled employee who had numerous problems over the years. … This really exemplifies the politics that Congressman Flake is involved in, in the gutter, throwing mud with baseless accusations.” Flake said in the debate that the charges were “certainly relevant,”




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Change vs. Stability BY BRIAN J. PEDERSEN, hould he stay, or should he go? Issues, approaches and philosophies aside, the 2012 election for Pima County sheriff comes down to that one basic question. After 32 years in office, should Clarence Dupnik get a ninth term based on his long and successful track record, or is it time to shake things up and get a fresh face in there? Republican Mark Napier and Green Party candidate Dave Croteau side with the latter. But voters have overwhelmingly favored Dupnik, a Democrat, since he was first elected in 1980, giving him at least 55 percent of the vote each time. In many elections, they picked him by a nearly a 2-to-1 margin. Not bad for a man who said he never wanted to be sheriff. But after being appointed to that post by the Pima County Board of Supervisors in 1980, Dupnik quickly realized the position was the only way he was going to stay in law enforcement. “If I wanted a job, I had to run for the office,” Dupnik said last week. More than three decades later, the 76-year-old said he’s ready for another four years, despite the ‘He won’t last another term’ rumors. “They’ve said that for the last three terms, the last three elections,” Dupnik said of his supposed intention to retire in the middle of his term, thus enabling him to hand-pick a successor. “The problem is they can’t find any scandals or anything to report about. I’m going to keep going as long as I can, and the people allow it.” Napier, 52, who lines up as Dupnik’s toughest challenger in recent memory after blowing away the competition in a five-way race for the GOP nomination, said he’s heard those rumors as well. And while he won’t comment on their veracity—“He knows his intentions better than I do,” Napier said—he does say that Dupnik’s legacy is based too much on the past. “From the ’80s to the mid-’90s, (Dupnik) said he did a good job, and that’s a factual statement,” Napier said. “But since then, it’s stagnated. Every once in a while, it’s good to shake up the culture and ask, ‘Why do we do it that way?’ It’s just time for a more-visible, more-engaged, more-effective sheriff—certainly a more-energetic one.” Napier points to the candidates’ websites as an example of Dupnik’s lackadaisical approach. Napier’s site includes a bevy of information about his credentials and what he wants to do as sheriff. Dupnik’s is basically a retrospective on his career, along with an invitation to go to the Sheriff ’s Department website for more information. There’s no contact information listed. “If you want to know what I’m going to do in the future, look at my platform page,” Napier


said. “Go to Dupnik’s page; it tells you what he’s done in the past. There’s a donate button on there, but there’s no way to contact him. If you’re not willing to be contacted by your constituents, what does that say?” Dupnik scoffs at the notion he’s become complacent, ticking off a series of proposals: Get all local law enforcement and first-responders on an integrated wireless network; develop a better way to assess suspected mental illness before tragedy occurs; create patrols that would focus on chronic street criminals. His re-election campaign has put a premium on the word “keep,” using it in all promotional materials. The incumbent said this is meant to bridge the gap between what he’s done and what he still wants to do. “I don’t think you ever accomplish everything you want to do in life,” Dupnik said. “I’d like to see what we might (still) be able to do.” Croteau, 61, got 16 percent of the vote against Dupnik in 2000 and has run for Tucson mayor three times. He considers Dupnik’s plans just more of the same: the militarization of police and too much of a focus on low-level drug crime. “The sheriff doesn’t need to network with 18 (law-enforcement) agencies; he needs to network with 250 neighborhood associations,” Croteau said. “I want to honestly discuss the role of sheriff, and transition it into peacekeeping from just law enforcement. I’m the only clear choice. Nothing is fresher than my ideas.” Many of the “Keep Dupnik” signs found throughout the county have smaller signs attached to them that say he has the endorsement of the Pima County Deputy Sheriff ’s Association, which represents about 70 percent of all sworn officers with the rank of sergeant or below. Chairman Joseph Cameron said the PCDSA board voted for the endorsement because not enough members attended the April meeting when the issue was set to be discussed. But an email vote on whether to spend association money on radio ads and campaign signs was “overwhelmingly approved,” Cameron said. “Dupnik’s a Democrat, and in general, most police officers are conservative; they’re Republican,” said Cameron, a 25-year Sheriff ’s Department veteran. “The guys don’t always agree with what he says, but the reason the guys endorsed him is … he runs a really good organization. He treats us fairly. He keeps us in the black—no layoffs, no furloughs.” Napier said he’d do the same, tapping into his experience—he retired from the Tucson Police Department as a captain—as well as his business pedigree as an administrator with the University of Arizona’s Parking and Transportation

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because temperament is important for a U.S. senator. Carmona has pointed out that his alleged temper problems did not prevent Republican officials from urging him to run for Congress or the Arizona governor’s office. Kyl has said that he had encouraged Carmona to run for office as a Republican, although the told The Associated Press that he stopped doing that after Carmona publicly criticized the Bush administration’s efforts to politicize the science of public health. Beato has some credibility issues of her own. She encountered problems with getting confirmed as assistant secretary of health and human services in 2004 after Democrats raised questions about potential résumé-padding. Carmona responded with an ad featuring Kathleen Brennan, a retired captain with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department who commanded a SWAT team that included Carmona. Brennan said that Carmona was “a joy to work with. He treats everyone with respect. … Rich was about protecting people and saving lives. So when I see a career politician like Jeff Flake attacking Rich Carmona, who has spent his life helping others, it’s despicable.”


Clarence Dupnik Services and head of Boston University’s online criminal justice program, to take a more-modern approach. He cited the recent incident involving around eight Pima County Jail corrections officers (the jail is under the sheriff ’s control) in the savage beating of four men outside of the Buffet bar. Though most of the officers have either been fired or suspended, Napier said the real question is whether the incident could have been prevented internally. “This was an unprovoked, aggressive attack by a large number of Pima County employees against an individual who was innocent,” Napier said. “I would say that it would cause me a great deal of discomfort. … It might be indicative of a systemic problem. I’d want to find out how we got to this point.” Dupnik said the incident was an “aberration” and has nothing to do with his department. He said the fact that discipline has been swift and stern shows he didn’t condone the actions. “I think that’s one of the things that keep the sheriff more attuned to the community and more responsive to the community,” Dupnik said. “If I’m running a lousy organization, I can kiss my chances of being sheriff goodbye. And it should be that way.”

Congressman Ron Barber rolled out a new version of Republicans for Barber last week, with endorsements from Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik, former Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup, former state lawmaker Jennifer Burns and a collection of business leaders, including developer John Wesley Miller, Darryl Dobras and Priscilla Storm of Diamond Ventures. “Ron is a friend,” said Storm in a statement. “Ron’s knowledge of Southern Arizona and his extensive relationships make him invaluable as our voice in Congress. I admire Ron for taking a strong, nonpartisan approach to serving his constituents. And while we may be members of different parties, we agree on the economic priorities for Southern Arizona. Republican Martha McSally, who is challenging Barber, said she would not be coming up with a similar group of Democrats for McSally. Team McSally issued a press release dismissing the whole idea of crossparty support as an example of the “petty politics of division.” “While Ron Barber would like to separate us all into Republican MARTHA versus Democrat, I choose to look at all of us as Southern Arizonans, in this together for the future of our country,” McSally said in a statement. “This kind of divide-and-conquer behavior is typical of Washington politicians and is exactly why Republicans, Democrats, independents and everyone in between are joining our campaign to provide leadership regardless of party,






A horned lizard was apparently the victim of someone’s twisted effort at revenge, according to a Pima County Sheriff’s Department report. A man reported that he found graffiti on his shed when he woke up—as well as a “dead horny toad glitter(ing) on his vehicle.” A deputy interviewed the man, who showed him the graffiti. The deputy also saw the dead lizard on the hood of the car. The man said there’d been a party at a house across the street the night before, and that law enforcement had shown up, presumably because someone had reported a disturbance. The man told deputies he hadn’t called law enforcement, and that it must have been one of his neighbors. The man speculated that the party’s host had incorrectly assumed that it was he who had called the cops and decided to retaliate. The man said that a week earlier, the same person had hosted a party, which also was busted, and that the next day, he had found graffiti on his car. The deputy photographed the graffiti and the dead reptile. The report said no one answered the door at the house where the party was held.


Marketing Stunt as Inspiration f you weren’t paying attention on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 14, then you missed out on a tense yet entertaining bit of human history. Austrian stuntman Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a helium-driven capsule, fell 24 vertical miles and parachuted down safely to the ground, breaking a few world records—and the sound barrier. In the process, he raised the brand awareness of the Red Bull energy drink by tens of millions of dollars, according to Forbes Magazine. The leap, which was part of Red Bull’s “Stratos” project, pulled roughly 8 million people to YouTube at once, smashing YouTube’s previous record during the Olympics this summer. What this tells me is that my generation may have just had the closest thing we’ll ever have to a moon-landing moment. For the record, this figure of 8 million concurrent views has nothing on the hundreds of millions of people who watched the Apollo 11 lunar landing, but it marks the first time in recent memory that so many people from across the world have watched a record-breaking feat—in this case, one man tumbling through the air in an effort to do something that no one has ever done before. Of course, many didn’t simply watch, but watched while broadcasting their thoughts around the globe on Twitter, Facebook and any number of other social-media platforms. This jump was a marketing stunt, but in a way, it’s also a reminder of how impressive humanity is and can be—and hopefully, it will serve as an inspiration. Red Bull gives you wings, indeed.


COMMENT OF THE WEEK “How liberal can this paper be! No wonder not many read it. Such bias toward Democrats is a sign that you might want to change the name of this paper to the Tucson Weekly Democratic Gazette or Tucson Weekly Socialist Gazette. How about calling this paper what it is?” — user “Del,” one of the many people confusing the meanings of the words “socialist” and “Democratic” (“The ‘Tucson Weekly’ 2012 Endorsements,” Oct. 11).

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THE WEEK ON OUR BLOGS On The Range, we reminded you to register before Arizona’s voting deadline; shared the idea of heading out to Noble Hops for Halloween; read an excerpt written by Mark Kelly from the paperback edition of his book; hung out with Nuns on the Bus; looked at a poll that shows Jonathan Paton leading Ann Kirkpatrick; played an absurd Flash-based game from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals regarding Pokémon; hyped the opening of Lulu’s Shake Shoppe; complained about uncooked french fries in our burritos; and took a look at “Trashion Fashion” at Dinnerware Artspace. We discussed Tucson’s hamburger scene; took a look at how federal races are shaping up in Arizona; opined about the Sunland peanut butter (and more!) recall; welcomed you all to “Foreigner Watch”; discussed the city’s best-kept barbecue secret; looked at the 24th annual Patagonia Fall Festival; made fun of a certain vice-presidential candidate; watched the manufacture of the urn for this year’s All Souls Procession; chatted about Tucson bicycling; sang the praises of eXo Roast Co.; discussed the vice-presidential debate; reminded you about the Tucson Unified School District’s “virtual open house”; peeked into local moneybombing efforts; and made a lot of people grumpy with a post regarding Lindsay Lohan. On We Got Cactus, we watched as the Ohio State University marching band played a bunch of video-game tunes; noted Snoop Lion’s political views; debuted 9Q+1 with Walter Gonçalves; previewed the Tucson Film and Music Festival; celebrated National Coming Out Day with a powerful music video; reminded you all about The Great Cover-Up; listened to Calexico performing on NPR; gave you a way to watch Austin City Limits from the comfort of your own home; and read an excellent piece on hillbilly revelry by Al Perry.

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Payday vs. Kickback BY MARIANA DALE, epublican Jonathan Paton’s official Southern Arizona campaign headquarters are tucked into an ordinary strip mall on West Ina Road, but most of the Congressional District 1 candidate’s campaign has been run on the road. “I don’t really have an office,” said Paton, 41, during a recent interview at his campaign headquarters. “My office is my Honda.” Paton, a former state lawmaker who made an unsuccessful bid for Congress in 2010, has spent many hours behind the wheel as he’s gotten to know CD 1, which is roughly the size of Pennsylvania and stretches from the Utah border to the northern edge of Cochise County. Oro Valley, Marana, Flagstaff, much of the Grand Canyon, much of rural eastern Arizona and a dozen Native American reservations fall within its recently redrawn boundaries. The district is home to roughly 140,000 Democrats, 112,000 Republicans and 110,000 voters registered as independents or with third parties. Despite the Democratic slant, Paton has gained momentum in his campaign against Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, 62, a former state lawmaker who represented much of the area in Congress for one term before being ousted by Republican Paul Gosar in 2010. In recent days, Paton has landed endorsements from both The Arizona Republic and the Arizona Daily Star. A poll by the (admittedly biased) National Republican Congressional Committee showed him leading Kirkpatrick, 50 percent to 45 percent. And the NRCC recently upped its TV buy in the district, from $900,000 to more than $1.3 million. That spending has allowed Paton to keep pace with Kirkpatrick on the airwaves, even though she has raised far more money than he has. Records show that as of Aug. 8, Kirkpatrick had raised about $1.4 million for her campaign, while Paton had raised $611,000. “Ann started the day after she lost, and she just continued running, so she was able to raise more,” Paton said. That cash has been vital to both campaigns, with much of it being spent on a fierce air war on Phoenix television stations. Although the city itself does not fall within CD 1, the Phoenix stations reach many of the rural areas in the district. Two distinct caricatures have emerged from the advertisements. Kirkpatrick—with help from the Arizona Democratic Party and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee—has painted Paton as “Payday Paton,” based on his lobbying work for the payday-loan industry. Meanwhile, Paton and the NRCC have tagged


the Democratic candidate as “Kickback Kirkpatrick” in a series of ads highlighting an Arizona Republic article that revealed Kirkpatrick spent more than $100,000 during her last days in Congress, including bonuses for her staff. “Given that they are bankrolling our paydayloan-lobbyist opponent, the NRCC has as much credibility on payroll issues as Todd Akin has on women’s issues,” said Kirkpatrick spokeswoman Jennifer Johnson. “The fact is, Ann sponsored a bill to cut congressional pay, and when Congress refused to pass it, she went ahead and cut her own pay. And at the end of her term, Ann’s office returned more than $100,000 in unused funds back to the treasury. Her office employees were paid for their long hours, hard work and accrued leave.” Paton has hammered Kirkpatrick for voting for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, and has vowed to vote to repeal the health-care reform package if elected to Congress. Kirkpatrick has defended her vote in favor of the law. “It’s not perfect,” Kirkpatrick said at a Monday, Oct. 8, debate at the Legacy Traditional School in northwest Tucson. But she highlighted the upside of the legislation, including new regulations that prevent insurance companies from refusing to cover people with pre-existing conditions, and allow young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26. At the debate, Kirkpatrick frequently referenced her “three-part plan” for education, environmental protection and job creation through emerging technology like wind and solar. Paton’s jobs plan also had three parts. “My job plan is to reduce taxes, stop regulating the industry in this state, and leave people alone,” said Paton, adding that the federal government had been stifling jobs, not creating them. Paton argued that government efforts to create jobs in wind- and solar-energy production were a multi-billion-dollar failure. “We should be able to get that done with the private sector, not the government trying to play winners and losers,” Paton said. Kirkpatrick called for a “national energy strategy” that included emerging tech tailored to each region. “Arizona should be a global leader of creating wind and solar, so let’s continue to work on these ideas,” she said. The candidates also split sharply on the topic of abortion. Paton is staunchly pro-life and would vote to ban abortion in most instances. But in the wake of Missouri U.S. Senate candidate and current Rep. Todd Akin’s comments about “legitimate rape” earlier this year, Paton clarified his

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and solutions regardless of credit.” That said, Team McSally was able to swing one Republican who had previously supported Barber: Bob Strain, the former Sierra Vista mayor who backed Barber in the special election against Republican Jesse Kelly, is supporting McSally in this race, as is his wife, Jane Strain. In other CD 2 news: Barber and McSally released their third-quarter fundraising totals earlier this week. Barber edged out McSally, raising $788,652 to her $479,998 between July 1 and Sept. 30. Since Aug. 8, when the campaigns filed pre-primary reports, the money race has been closer, with Barber raising $475,876, and McSally raising $432,966. Barber had the advantage in cash on hand as of Sept. 30: $549,223 to $298,797. Finally: We haven’t seen any new poll numbers in the Barber-McSally race. While the National Republican Congressional Committee was happy to release a recent survey of the Congressional District 1 race that showed Republican Jonathan Paton five percentage-points ahead of Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, there’s been no similar release on the numbers for CD 2. NRCC Deputy Political and Polling Director Brock McCleary said in a conference call with reporters last week that he believed the CD 2 race was “a very close battle,” but he declined to release any NRCC polling data to back up his assertion. “I honestly don’t know what we have scheduled in terms of polling here in these districts,” McCleary said.


Ann Kirkpatrick response to a questionnaire from the Christianconservative organization Center for Arizona Policy, saying that he would not support banning abortion in cases of rape or incest. Kirkpatrick does not support banning abortions, according to spokeswoman Johnson. “Ann is pro-choice,” Johnson told the Weekly via email earlier this year. “She believes that medical decisions belong between a woman and her doctor, without the government interfering.” The third candidate on the ballot in November is Kim Allen, 72, from Arizona City. “I’m just a ticked-off senior citizen who believes the Republican and Democratic Parties are just totally rotten to the core,” Allen said after the Oct. 8 debate. During the forum, he admitted he hasn’t given much thought to victory. “If I win this election,” Allen said, “I’m going to Vegas.”

If you want to see Congressman Ron Barber face off against GOP challenger Martha McSally, here’s your chance. The candidates will debate at a forum sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Arizona and Arizona Public Media from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the UA Student Union. RON The public is welcome to attend, but if you can’t make it there, you can watch the debate live on KUAT Channel 6, listen to it on KUAZ FM 89.1, or catch it streaming online at By Jim Nintzel Find early and late-breaking Skinny at The Range, our daily dispatch, at daily. Jim Nintzel hosts the Political Roundtable every Friday on Arizona Illustrated, airing at 6:30 p.m. on KUAT Channel 6. The program repeats on 12:30 a.m., Saturday. Nintzel also talks politics with radio talk-show host John C. Scott on Thursday afternoons. Scott’s show airs from 4 to 5 p.m., weekdays, on KVOI AM 1030. Follow the Skinny scribe on Twitter: @nintzel. OCTOBER 18 – 24, 2012



CURRENTS In the midst of controversy, Pima Community College’s governing board has two seats up for election

The Issue of Admission BY MARI HERRERAS, ive people are running for two Pima Community College governing board seats, including the two incumbents— but only three of the five were willing to talk to the Tucson Weekly about their campaigns and the issues the college faces. Marty Cortez, who has served for three sixyear terms, said she wants to return to complete the controversial admissions-policy changes the board and former Chancellor Roy Flores have promoted. Cortez faces two challengers for the District 5 seat: retired Pima professor Richard Fridena, and Pima instructor Francis Saitta. Saitta responded to our email request by saying that he did not do sit-down interviews and would only answer questions provided to all of the candidates through email. We explained that the Weekly’s policy is not to do email interviews. His response: “An interview, under those circumstances, is inherently unfair, and, as a comparative of candidate positions, uninformative. All candidates should be asked the same question. Otherwise one introduces tendentiousness into the interview process.” The second incumbent up for re-election is Sherryn “Vikki” Marshall, in District 3. She is a re-employment counselor with Pima County’s Community Services Department who wants a third term. She is challenged by retired Pima dean Sylvia Lee. We called Marshall to schedule an interview; she asked us to email our request, because she was at work. We did, and she responded with a series of questions about the interview. We replied, but she never responded to that or to a second email request. Fridena told us some of the college’s problems began surfacing when it announced plans to end the longstanding open-enrollment policy. Staffers also came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Flores, and claimed he created a hostile work environment. There were also procurement issues and accusations that the board violated open-meeting procedures. These problems, Fridena said, have to do with current board members, like Cortez, who are complacent and unwilling to ask questions. Fridena started working at the community college in 1977 as an adjunct professor before being hired full time in 1981. It’s that history, he said, that helps him understand the mission of community colleges. “I always found the social mission of a community college inspiring. It is one of the mostinspiring things in our country—helping people find a way into higher education and improve their life.”



It was the college’s announcement in March 2011 that it intended to change its open-admissions policy, and instead require that all prospective students take an entrance exam, that got Fridena and Lee into the race. “A group of us, mostly retired, felt it just seemed to be headed in the wrong direction and antithetical to what community colleges are about,” Fridena said. The board’s explanation for the new policy changed from forum to forum, Fridena said, adding that he thinks part of the problem is that the members of the all-volunteer governing board “don’t have the time to look at everything as closely as they need to.” “You hire someone highly skilled and knowledgeable about community college, and say, ‘We want you to run this place.’ … You become vested in this person’s expertise and their knowledge to run the place, so you stop watching,” he said. He said board members admitted at a later forum that they had already approved the chancellor’s admissions-policy change. “So what they passed at the forum was really just an endorsement of the decision they had already made that we didn’t know about,” he said. Cortez, a retired teacher and principal, said it’s time to look at the positive things the college has done, and can do. For example, at a recent candidates’ forum, incumbents and challengers agreed that the college needs to adopt a plan to allow undocumented students who reside in Pima County to attend the college and pay instate tuition. However, the college has yet to adopt a plan. “I’ve been somewhat dismayed, but I understand newspapers are what they are,” Cortez said. “The focus seems to be on the negative things that have happened at the college, although those issues have been addressed.” As issues surrounding Flores’ administration surfaced, so did criticism of the contract under which the board first hired him. Flores’ original contract automatically added another year after every positive review, making it complicated and pricey to ever let him go. Cortez said she would hire a new chancellor in the same manner. “The purpose of that, first of all, is to attract good candidates,” she said. Cortez also dismisses criticism that the board has violated open-meetings laws and doesn’t discuss the issues enough during board meetings. “We do a lot of the work to get our questions dealt with prior to the meetings. … Maybe it’s unfortunate that is the appearance, and maybe we need to consider being more verbal about some of the things we’ve discussed,” she said.

Clockwise from top left: Richard Fridena, Sylvia Lee and Marty Cortez. Regarding the procurement, sexual harassment and hostile-work allegations against the nowretired Flores, Cortez said she can’t comment on legal issues, but that she doesn’t think an outside audit—which some have called for—is needed. “It’s unfortunate that these things came up. How much is truth and how much isn’t, I don’t think any of us will ever know as far as the chancellor’s personal conduct,” she said. At each forum Cortez has attended, she has brought with her a long list of what she calls the positive that’s happened at the college. Highlights include the college’s expansion of student services, so students could complete coursework in the evening, and a savings of $52 million. “There has been more good than bad,” she said. Lee, with a 30-year career in education, shares much of the same concerns as Fridena. On a local radio show, Lee said that the college could do a lot of good if it was more transparent about the past problems.

“In order to be totally transparent, an audit has to be external, not internal, like it is doing now,” Lee said. An audit, she said, needs to focus on finance, procurement and human resources. On procurement, Flores and the board were chided for allowing the chancellor to contract with a friend to do staff development, and for possible conflicts of interests regarding work provided by former Pima County Supervisor Dan Eckstrom. (See “Questionable Hires,” April 19.) Speaking of the women who came forward with sexual-harassment allegations involving Flores, Lee said it is a shame that the college still hasn’t acknowledged there was wrongdoing, and that there was “no real investigation.” However, open enrollment remains the biggest issue to the candidate. “That’s why this community went sky-high over this issue, and that’s why Richard (Fridena) and I are here today.”

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When the dust cleared from August’s Republican primary in the race to replace the retiring Ann Day on the Pima County Board of Supervisors, Ally Miller emerged as the winner. Miller captured 37.6 percent of the vote in northside District 1, besting second-place finisher Mike Hellon by almost 6 percentage points. Now Miller faces Democrat Nancy Young Wright in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The four-way primary proved once again that a candidate who can tap the Tea Party’s support can win a crowded primary, even though Miller was able to capture only a little more than a third of the vote. But the general election will answer another question: If primary voters nominate a hard-right candidate with a tendency to play fast and loose with the facts, and a tenuous grasp on how county government operates, can a Democrat win enough crossover votes to capture a seat in a GOP district? District 1 isn’t exactly friendly territory for a Democrat like Nancy Young Wright. Forty-one percent of voters in the district—which includes parts of Marana, Oro Valley, the Casas Adobes area and the Catalina foothills—identify as Republicans, and just 30 percent are Democrats. But the district was remarkably split in the primary. Miller, who promised to shake up county government and push for the firing of top administrators, dominated the northern portion of the district. Hellon—who promised to continue Day’s constituent service—won nearly every precinct in the Catalina foothills. Wright sees an opening with that dynamic and is telling voters that she’s a better successor to Day than Miller. “I’m a lot more aligned with Ann Day and her viewpoints,” Wright says. “She cares about parks and land and the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan, and is a moderate, pro-choice Republican.” Wright got involved in Pima County politics nearly two decades ago, because she was concerned about the lack of parks in Oro Valley. She learned about the com-


plexities of land-use policies and zoning laws when she led a fight to preserve Oro Valley’s Honey Bee Canyon and later worked as a member of the steering committee on the county’s Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. Wright says that gives her experience in dealing with the kind of land-use decisions that the Board of Supervisors frequently deals with in the unincorporated areas of District 1. Wright first won political office, on the Amphi school board, in 1996. As a board member, she began digging into the actions of the board and blew the whistle on so much corruption—from insider deals on land purchases to board members skimming from day-care programs to pay for food, drink and retreats for themselves—that voters ultimately recalled the board majority in 2000. Wright stepped down from the Amphi board in 2007, a year after she made an unsuccessful run for mayor of Oro Valley. She meant to take a break from politics, but was drawn back after state Rep. Lena Saradnik retired following a stroke. Wright was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to the Arizona House of Representatives in Republican-leaning District 26 in 2007 and won elec-

tion to the seat in 2008. She lost it two years later when Republicans Vic Williams and Terri Proud won the two legislative seats in LD 26. Wright said she decided to run in the heavily Republican District 1 when she heard that Day was retiring, and she was concerned that some of the Republicans lining up to seek the job leaned far to the right. “I saw that Ally was running, and I saw that she was from the Tea Party, and I thought that she would be a very poor representative for our part of town,” Wright says. “I like constituent service a lot. I like public policy and working with people.”

Miller has lived in Pima County for three decades, but became involved in politics just a few years ago, when she launched a 2009 effort to recall Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson that quickly fizzled. Unable to get support for her efforts from the Tucson Tea Party, run by Trent Humphries and Robert Mayer, Miller formed her own Tea Party group: the Pima

County Tea Party Patriots. Among the group’s highlights was endorsing Republican Jesse Kelly over Jonathan Paton for a congressional seat in the 2010 GOP primary. Kelly would go on to win the primary, but lose to Democrat Gabrielle Giffords. During her campaign for the Board of Supervisors, Miller has downplayed her history with the Tea Party Patriots. In a September radio interview with Mark Evans of, Miller said that references to her work with the Tea Party were an example of how “the establishment” would “fabricate just horrible stories and lies about me to retain their stranglehold on Pima County.” But those Tea Party connections landed her primary endorsements from the mostconservative politicians in Southern Arizona: state Sen. Al Melvin and state Rep. Terri Proud, as well as congressional candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, who recently received national attention for her suggestion that Middle Eastern men should not be allowed in the United States “legally or illegally,” because “their only goal in life is … to cause harm to the United States.” On the campaign trail, Miller’s chief complaints are about county property taxes, the poor condition of many county roads, a lack of good jobs, and a sense that Pima County is a hotbed of nepotism and a good-ol’-boy network of insiders who profit at the expense of taxpayers. She wants to see County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry fired. Miller can sometimes engage in exaggeration. For example, in a June interview with the Tucson Weekly, she claimed the Amphi school district, while in a legal battle to build a school in the habitat of the endangered cactus ferruginous pygmy owl back in 1998, was forced to spend “millions and millions of dollars on guards watching that land to make sure they didn’t release pygmy owls on the land.” The actual amount, according to press reports, was $46,000 for three months of work. Amphi officials said they were concerned that environmentalists might plant evidence of an owl on the property, but not an actual endangered owl. While Miller boasts about her experience in working on financial matters with Honeywell and Intel, and she has a master’s degree in business administration from the UA Eller School, she was taken in by false claims that were emailed to her regarding the county’s budget. As the Weekly reported in July, Miller received a document via email that purported to show that $345 million couldn’t be accounted for in the county’s transportation budget. The claim was so outlandish that fellow Republican Hellon dismissed it as “preposterous” during the primary campaign. Miller encouraged the Weekly to investigate the claim, and a review of the county’s transportation budget showed that the information sent to Miller left out key areas of spending. The report was assembled by developer Mike Farley, who is upset with Pima County because he owns property near Valencia and Kolb roads, where he wants to build a shopping center. But county officials have been planning to build an intersection that would not accommodate Farley’s plans. Huckelberry says Farley’s preferred alignment for the intersection would cost several million dollars more than the county’s

preferred alternative, and would be less efficient at moving traffic. In a July interview with the Weekly, Farley conceded that his claim that the money was “unaccounted for” was an exaggeration designed to call attention to the county’s transportation priorities and “bloated bureaucracy.” “Is the money unaccounted for?” Farley told the Weekly. “Nah, it’s probably in there.” When the Weekly attempted to follow up with Miller on the topic of the allegedly missing money, she declined to respond to our questions. After a story ran that revealed she had bought into the bogus claim, Miller announced on the radio that she would not speak to the Weekly again. Wright says the episode reveals a lot about Miller’s personality. “She does have an education, but her ideology is overriding her ability to look at things factually,” Wright says. “To me, that’s the last thing you want in somebody in that position— they’re so dogmatic and persistent in their position that they can’t be reasoned with.” Miller has a habit of taking budget numbers out of context without understanding them. In an interview, she pointed to a $27 million transfer from the county’s transportation budget and asked, “Where is that money going?” Asked if she had checked with anyone at the county to find out where the money was going, Miller replied, “I have not been able to get anyone to answer any questions.” But Huckelberry says that Miller simply doesn’t understand how the county budget works. That $27 million was transferred from the county’s operations and maintenance fund to its capital-improvement fund to pay for major road improvements. “We’ve been doing it that way for 20 years,” Huckelberry explains. “Transportation budgets are annual documents. The capital project fund is a holding fund. Most transportation projects take longer than a year to complete. … (It’s) no shell game.” Miller also declared at a primary debate that she had undertaken an “investigation” that revealed the county was using transportation dollars from the state to pay for road bonds. She denounced the practice as “wrong” and declared that “it needs to stop.” But voters decided in a 1997 bond election to use the state funds to pay back the bonds—so if the county followed Miller’s advice, it would be breaking the law. “That’s a really good example of someone who is unfit for public office,” Wright says. “You have to be willing to look at other information and facts. She doesn’t seem to be coming from looking at facts. She seems to be coming from looking at propaganda that’s she’s given by her handlers.” Miller has not returned phone calls from the Weekly to clarify her positions on these issues. When given a chance to do so at a debate last August, Miller chose to instead go on a tirade against the Weekly. “Have you ever seen that paper?” she asked. “It’s a liberal rag.”

When it comes to land-use issues, Miller and Wright are far apart. “I’m an environmentalist, but I believe that

the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan goes too far,” Miller says, adding that “it’s more about being in control than being an environmentalist.” Miller says the plan was flawed from the beginning, because, in addition to mapping sensitive areas, it included plans for preserving open space. “We have more than enough open-space land, and I don’t believe we should be funding further open-space purchases,” Miller says. Wright, who worked many volunteer hours as part of the steering committee for the conservation plan, says concern about the awardwinning plan being watered down was one reason she got into the race. “I’ve put a lot of time into fighting for some good stuff for this county, like the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan, and I don’t want to see anyone undermine it,” Wright says. Miller sounds notes of distrust toward local environmentalists. For example, she believes it’s inappropriate for Carolyn Campbell, who heads the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, to also serve on the county’s bond-advisory committee. In general, Miller expresses concern that the county’s regulations and impact fees are stifling development. She wants the county to “work toward” abolishing impact fees, because “development was going on for many, many years without them.” “The impact fees are too high,” Miller says. “That’s a way we can cut back and help businesses get up and running. … It’s not cash out of the taxpayer’s pocket upfront.” Wright argues that impact fees have brought in more than $70 million to help with road construction since Pima County adopted them in the 1990s. Given that the county has struggled to keep up with road needs even with that additional revenue, Wright says, “I can only imagine how bad it would be without that money.” Wright agrees with the decision by the Board of Supervisors earlier this year to reduce wastewater-connection fees for new development and to forgo an increase in impact fees. She says she’d be open to temporarily reducing them until the construction sector gets moving again. “I do have some sympathy for where (developers) are coming from, but taking impact fees away altogether is not the answer,” Wright says. “I don’t think that’s what they’re asking for, but we can be reasonable and talk about that.”

Although she’s the underdog in the district, Wright has outdone Miller in fundraising. Wright had raised more than $66,000 for her campaign and still had more than $28,000 on hand as of Sept. 17, according to the mostrecent campaign-finance reports. Miller has struggled to raise money. Her most-recent campaign finance report showed that she had raised just less than $51,000, including $18,300 that she had lent the campaign during the primary. (Her campaignfinance report showed that $2,795 of the $9,020 given to her by contributors since she won the primary has gone to paying herself back.) Miller has had big-dollar contributors from the development community. Farley, the developer who hopes to persuade the county to change its plan for the intersection of Kolb and Valencia roads, has been running an indepen-

dent-expenditure effort to help Miller, along with fellow Republican supervisor candidates Tanner Bell, Fernando Gonzales and Jim Kelley, and sheriff ’s candidate Mark Napier. In addition, developer Mitch Stallard, who built La Encantada at Campbell Avenue and Skyline Drive, poured $10,000 into television ads and newspaper advertisements in the final weeks of the primary to help Miller boost her name ID. Those independent campaigns have led to complaints from two of Miller’s primary opponents—Hellon and Stuart McDaniel—that Miller’s campaign illegally coordinated with the independent efforts, because both used TagLine Media, a public-relations company. Matt Roberts, a spokesman for Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, says the investigation into Miller’s campaign is still open. Miller has refused to comment on the investigation, but Deb Weisel, who heads TagLine, says that she severed ties with Miller and the other Republican candidates so she could work with the independent committees. “I’m not working for any of (the candidates),” Weisel told the Weekly in August. “I sent them all letters. Actually, Ally had quit long before the other ones, because she knew that I was probably going to start working for an independent, so she just did her own thing.”

Miller sees firing Huckelberry as the key change the county needs. “What we need to do is get a board elected that is willing to take Mr. Huckelberry and let him go,” Miller said at an August Tea Party debate. “He’s been running that county too long.” Wright recalls the last time Republicans took control of the Board of Supervisors and dismissed a group in upper management. The county’s administration was thrown into chaos, and the dismissed workers won a legal settlement that cost county taxpayers millions of dollars. Ultimately, the business community leaned on the Board of Supervisors to hire a new administrator to bring some stability to the county, in 1993. That administrator’s name? Chuck Huckelberry, who has been in the top slot ever since. Wright believes Huckelberry is doing a good job. She points out that county property taxes have remained stable, even as other jurisdictions have had serious budget troubles, and the state has cut funding for the county. Wright recalls that Huckelberry started out as a civil engineer whose focus was on building roads and other infrastructure, including a project that lined river banks with soil cement, much to the dismay of environmentalists. “He’s grown over time to be a person who has a real forward vision for the county,” Wright says. “I’ve talked to longtime conservationists who say he changed over time from a guy who wanted to build roads and bridges to seeing that there was a lot more to it. That’s why we have the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan and a bicycle loop. He sees things in a much-broader way. It’s not just growth or no growth. It’s a much-more-balanced vision.”

OCTOBER 18 – 24, 2012



The only thing standing between Democrat Sharon Bronson and a fifth term on the Pima County Board of Supervisors is Republican Tanner Bell. Bell, a former offensive tackle on the UA football team, hopes to bring an end to Bronson’s 16-year Sharon Bronson career representing District 3. The District 3 race is the key battleground for those who want to flip control of the Board of Supervisors into GOP hands. At the moment, Democrats have a 3-2 edge. It’s unlikely that either Richard Elías (who is facing Republican Fernando Gonzales) or Ramón Valadez (who is facing Republican Jim Kelley) will lose in their heavily Democratic districts. That leaves Bell to take out Bronson so that the county’s critics can move forward with plans to fire County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and create a business environment with fewer regulations on developers and other businesses. Bell has an uphill battle. Democrats make up 40 percent of the voters in the sprawling District 3, which stretches from central Tucson and Marana west across the Tohono O’odham Nation to Ajo. Republicans make up just 28 percent of the voters, less than the 32 percent who are independents. Bronson also has a financial advantage. As of Sept. 17, she had raised more than $83,700 for her campaign and had nearly $67,000 going into the post-primary stretch, while Bell had raised just $22,500, with $7,700 on hand heading into the final weeks of the campaign. But Bell is getting some help on the financial front. An independent-expenditure committee called Restoring Pride in Pima County has been buying ads on TV, radio and the Internet (including to hammer away at Bronson. The group’s financial backers remain unknown. It is funded with socalled “dark money” raised by Arizonans for a Brighter Future, a nonprofit “business league” headed by developer Mike Farley, who has declined to reveal his contributors. Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, he is not legally obligated to do so. Farley has been upset by a county plan to improve the intersection at Valencia and Kolb roads. Farley owns property there and wants a different design for the intersection, because the county’s current plan will limit his ability to build a shopping center. Huckelberry says Farley’s preferred plan would cost taxpayers more money and result in a less-efficient roadway. (See “The Bright Stuff,” Aug. 2.)

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Bell is making his first run for public office. After he graduated from the UA with a degree in regional development, he got involved in conservative politics. He was part of an effort to launch the Arizona Policy Institute, which

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Bronson says the county’s economicis state trust land that will be sold, so we’re not organizers hoped would be a Southern Arizona development focus is on “jobs for the 21st going to run out of land to develop any time version of the Libertarian-oriented, anti-tax, century in biotech, aerospace and defense, soon.” anti-regulation Goldwater Institute. IT and solar.” She points to the recent deal to Bronson adds that open space “is an amenity With Bell as president, the nonprofit instibring the health-care research group Acceler8 that attracts tourists and adds to our economic tute ran up and down the field a few times, but to Tucson from Denver. The county lured the base, because this is wealth that stays in our didn’t score any touchdowns. Although Bell company here by using a loan from the Arizona community.” boasts that the group sued the city of Tucson Commerce Authority to build a wet lab on the Some of the set-asides are a key element of over issues related to Rio Nuevo, it filed only campus of Kino Hospital. The rent for Acceler8 the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan, which one lawsuit, alleging that the city improperly will be below the market rate for three years. helps both large and small developers avoid gave a lease to Maynards Market and Kitchen After that, the firm will pay the market rate if it in the downtown train depot. The lawsuit didn’t trouble with the federal government over the remains at the Kino campus. If it moves to new Endangered Species Act. go far; it was tossed out of court in December headquarters, the county will have a wet lab “It was the get-out-of-jail job for developers 2010, four months after it was filed. that it can offer to another biotech firm. (that) brings certainty to the county,” Bronson Bell’s group issued only two press releases, Bell shrugs off the deal, saying it’s just “10 says. according to its website. The “latest news” secinitial jobs. I think it has the opportunity to Bell says he’s also a supporter of the Sonoran tion of the website has not been updated since grow from 10 to 30. I’ll believe it when it I see Desert Conservation Plan, calling the planning February 2010. it. But it’s 10 jobs.” document “something that needed to be done After the depot lawsuit fizzled, Bell left the Bronson argues it’s 10 jobs to begin with— in terms of curbing the sprawl. … Obviously, Arizona Policy Institute and took a job in the at salaries well above the median wage in we had a problem with sprawl.” UA Athletic Department, helping athletes keep Tucson—but it should grow to 55 jobs by the On the budget front, Bell complains that the their studies on track. middle of 2013, and could have as many as 200 Board of Supervisors has been raising property Bell relocated to District 3 shortly before in a few years. announcing his plans to run “This is an investment in the against Bronson. He says he future,” Bronson says. “It’s not got into the race because Pima just 10 jobs now. It’s 1,000 jobs in County “is going to be my 10 years.” community for the next 40 Sharon Bronson: The candidates also are split years, and I want to take it in a over the proposed Rosemont positive direction.” Open space “is an amenity that attracts tourists copper mine in the Santa Rita On the campaign trail, Bell and adds to our economic base, because this is Mountains. Bronson has joined has come out swinging against wealth that stays in our community.” with the other four members of Bronson. He frequently talks the current Board of Supervisors about poverty in Pima County. to oppose the mine, because she’s He complains that there are Tanner Bell: concerned about the impact on few opportunities for young “As much as I love our Sonoran Desert, I don’t water and air quality, as well as people, and that many of his necessarily agree with buying open space.” potential damage to the tourist friends have had to leave town. industry in the Sonoita area. He’s also unhappy with the Bell says he’s “neither for nor condition of Pima County’s against the whole Rosemont roads. (project),” but he doesn’t like the “I’d like to see the county get way the Board of Supervisors has more involved in re-prioritizopposed it. ing and fixing our roads,” he “I don’t agree with them using our taxpayers taxes. On his website, he complains that in May says. “It’s something that we need to seriously, to fight a project,” Bell says. “It paints a poor 2011, “through a manipulation of the numbers, seriously address.” picture to businesses looking to relocate.” the board approved yet another property-tax While he has identified problems in Pima increase. Taxes increase while our property valCounty, Bell doesn’t offer much in the way of ues simultaneously decrease. Not only was this solutions. To develop policies to lure new comWith her connections to various newest tax increase unnecessary; the existing panies to Tucson, he’d “want to see what other property taxes should and could have been low- interest groups (along with the expectation communities are doing, and find out how we that she’ll win the race), Bronson has been ered. Had the property taxes been lowered, the become more productive and more competireeling in endorsements. She has the support net result to the taxpayer would have been less tive.” He wants to have a citizens’ committee of business groups (the Tucson Association of a tax burden and a boost to the community.” look over the budget to advise him where of Realtors and the Southern Arizona Home But those taxes have actually gone down for he could cut in order to find more money to Builders Association), law-enforcement groups a property that Bell owns with his parents and improve roads. However, he doesn’t want to (the Fraternal Order of Police and the Deputy brother on Tucson’s southside. The county tax cut spending on amenities such as parks or Sheriff ’s Organization) and the media (the bill for the property in 2009 was $597; in 2012, libraries. Arizona Daily Star and the Tucson Weekly). it had dropped to $446—a decrease of about 25 His one concrete idea for spending less The list of endorsements is so lopsided percent. money is reducing what the county spends on that Bell considered it a win when the Tucson The bills have dropped for some of Bell’s key open space. Bell said he’d rather see environMetropolitan Chamber of Commerce didn’t supporters as well. For example, morning-radio mental groups purchase open space than have endorse him, because the organization also host Joe Higgins, a frequent county critic who county taxpayers pick up the tab. didn’t endorse Bronson. is advising Bell, saw county property taxes on “As much as I love our Sonoran Desert, I “I was ecstatic by the chamber nonendorsedon’t necessarily agree with buying open space,” his Catalina foothills home drop from $1,466 in ment,” Bell says. “They chose not to endorse a 2010 to $1,269 this year. Bell says. “That’s something that I know the 16-year incumbent. I took that as a huge victory Bronson counters Bell’s concerns about runvoters approved, but that was only a small porfor my campaign.” away spending at the county with a variety of tion of what they were approving.” Bronson took the chamber’s decision in facts and figures: The county has lowered genBronson points out that the 2004 open-space stride, pointing out that it has never endorsed eral-fund spending by 17 percent since 2007. bond package was a stand-alone question that her. Over the last five years, the county’s workforce was supported by two-thirds of Pima County “I have a long list of endorsements,” she says. has been cut by 12 percent. Kino Hospital has voters. “That certainly speaks to my support in the been spun off, and the county’s long-term care “I think we have an obligation to honor the community.” facility has been handed off to the private wishes of the voters,” Bronson says. “If you look at the land in Pima County, a good portion of it sector.

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Buddhist Warriors

Digging Archaeology


The origin of the Shaolin Warriors is rooted in tales dating back to approximately A.D. 525. The stories say that, in the midst of persecution, a group of Buddhist monks searched for ways to protect themselves from aggression. The monks began to mimic the attack and defense movements of the animals living in the surroundings of the Shaolin monastery. The exercises helped them increase their health and strength—and over time, the practices gave rise to what is known as Shaolin kung fu. The Shaolin monastery still stands in the Chinese province of Henan. Nowadays, the monks who occupy it don’t need to use kung fu to defend themselves. Instead, they hold performances for the tourists who visit every day. “It is so interesting to picture these monks and their disciplines that go back thousands of years,” said Chuck Tennes, executive director of UApresents. “It is even more amazing to see that what started long ago will now be presented in Tucson.” In China, there are Shaolin kung fu performances in different areas of the country every day. The shows are free, and it is a tradition for families and neighbors to get together and watch them. “Kung fu is one of the many beautiful pieces of the Chinese culture,” said Han Wenqiao, translator for the Shaolin Warriors. “People can go everywhere, even the Shaolin monastery, and watch kung fu and other types of martial arts.” The Shaolin Warriors are a martial-arts performing group influenced by Shaolin kung fu The Shaolin Warriors and other traditions practiced in the Shaolin monastery. Members of the group don’t have a direct relationship with the monastery, but many of them come from Buddhist temples and martial-arts schools from around China. The Shaolin Warriors begin their physical and spiritual training when they are as young as 6. The touring group’s two youngest members are 12. Wenqiao said that they received permission to leave their martial-arts school in order to tour with the group. “They chose to come here and share the beauty of martial arts,” Wenqiao said. “But while they tour, they continue to learn new techniques as part of the performance. That way, when they return to their school, they will be able to reintegrate into the regimen.” The other 20 performers are monks recruited from temples from around the country. Their lives are devoted to Buddhism and martial arts. To the Warriors, Shaolin kung fu is more than a martial art. They use it as a tool to help them through their spiritual and physical disciplines. Because Buddhism rejects violence, the Warriors don’t use Shaolin kung fu as a weapon, but as part of a process to reach enlightenment. Their sole goal is to develop a life of patience, selfcontrol and, eventually, wisdom. Wenqiao said that Shaolin kung fu is a combination of Zen and martial arts. Zen meditation helps the Warriors reach a state of mind



that allows them to endure the difficult, and sometimes painful, Shaolin kung fu training. When the Warriors are on tour, they continue to study Buddhism and polish their physical skills. They train for about four hours each day, meditate for about three hours, and have strict vegetarian diets, as they would back in their monasteries and martial-arts schools. “There is a lot of passion involved in the performance,” Wenqiao said. “It takes a lot of sacrifice to be a Shaolin Warrior.” The Warriors’ Buddhist upbringing is reflected in the performance itself. The show is divided into five stages: enlightenment, mind over body, mimic boxing, mastery of weapons, and graduation test. The 90-minute performance takes the audience through the journey of becoming a Shaolin Warrior. “Their show is very appealing, because it covers their physical and spiritual disciplines,” Tennes said. “It is an easy performance to relate to, because it involves history, martial arts and spirituality. There is something for everyone to enjoy.” Tennes has been working to bring the Shaolin Warriors to Tucson for more than a year. He said he was fascinated by the ancient history of Shaolin kung fu and how loyal the Warriors are to the beliefs it dictates. “We should appreciate the traditions of people who were here long before us,” Tennes said. “The Warriors are carrying traditions through so many generations, and it is such a privilege to get a close look at a tradition that has traveled halfway across the world, and for more than 1,500 years.” The Shaolin Warriors will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at the UA’s Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. Tickets are $27 to $47. For more information, call 621-3341, or visit Inés Taracena

The Amerind Foundation’s 75th Anniversary 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 The Amerind Foundation 2100 N. Amerind Road, Dragoon (520) 586-3666, ext. 11;

The Amerind Foundation has been dedicated to the study of Native American cultures since 1937, and is celebrating its 75th anniversary with lectures, dancing, storytelling and crafts. “It’s going to be fun, educational and great for the whole family,” said Becky Rebenstorf, Amerind’s development director. The founders, Rose and William Shirley Fulton, purchased 1,200 acres in the Texas Canyon area east of Tucson, not only for their home, but also as a hub for education and research. Merritt Starkweather, the architect responsible for the iconic Arizona Inn, designed the campus. “It’s beautiful, and it reflects sort of a refined way of living merged with a center where people would come and study,” Rebenstorf said. Though William Fulton was not an archaeologist, his deep pockets funded many early archaeological excavations, such as Casas Grandes in northern Chihuahua, Mexico. Executive director John Ware will start the celebration by elaborating on the early days of the foundation. Much of the event will be devoted to demonstrations of Native American dancing, singing, art and storytelling. The Fulton-Hayden Memorial Art Gallery and Fulton Seminar House will be open to the public. The latter is usually designated for researchers and scholars who visit Amerind to use the foundation’s library and write in peace and seclusion, Rebenstorf said. If attendees aren’t inspired by the wisdom hidden away in the rare volumes, there is always the magic of Texas Canyon’s stunning rock formations. “The views are amazing,” Rebenstorf said. The Amerind Foundation is about an hour’s drive east of Tucson off Interstate 10. Take the Dragoon Road exit. The event is free. Parking is $2 per car. —M.D.

Far left: A photo by Susan Meiselas in Masaya, Nicaragua, September 1978. Left: Dr. Gully “G,” Gulshan Sethi’s clown alter-ego, twists a balloon animal at FAME in 2011. Below: Breaking Bad’s Steven Michael Quezada performs at Laffs Comedy Caffe, 2900 E. Broadway Blvd., at 8 and 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20. $12.50 or $20. Visit




Through a Lens, Darkly

Deep Thoughts … or Not

Fame for the Whole Family mily

“From the Field to the Archive: Nicaragua to Kurdistan,” a lecture by Susan Meiselas

My Heart Is an Idiot: FOUND Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour

BollyKids FAME Family Arts and Music Experience

5:30 p.m., next Thursday, Oct. 25

7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St.

11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 21

UA Center for Creative Photography, Room 108 1030 N. Olive Road 621-7968;

Susan Meiselas broke into the world of documentary photography by snapping countless photos of scantily-dressed women under neon lighting for her book Carnival Strippers. Since the 1970s, her work has crossed social and geographical boundaries. Meiselas’ lecture at the UA won’t feature much neon lighting or nudity, but will instead focus on her international work in areas of conflict. In Nicaragua, her photos offer a firstperson account of a people’s uprising in the 1980s. Then she returned years later to track down her subjects. The other part of the presentation will involve her portrayal of the genocide and exile of the Kurdish people of Iraq under the reign of Saddam Hussein. In order to tell their story, she collected firsthand accounts, documents and other items to create a public archive. Meiselas’ presentation is part of the UA School of Art’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Series, this year dubbed “Dwelling: From Space to Place in the Visual Arts.” The theme is meant to reflect the political upheavals, financial crises and growing number of refugees around the world, and how art connects with them, said Ellen McMahon, a UA art professor and chairwoman of the committee in charge of inviting the speakers. Lectures in previous years have focused on science, sustainability and history. “It’s part of our mission to bring excellent artists and scholars from various backgrounds to Tucson,” McMahon said. “It’s a great opportunity to see … socially and politically relevant contemporary and cutting-edge work.” After her lecture, Meiselas will take questions from the audience. The event is free. —M.D.

2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 Joel D. Valdez Main Library 101 N. Stone Ave.

Random letters, notes or photos found in strange places need not be discarded. The creators of FOUND Magazine make a living out of them: For a decade, they have been exposing everything from uncomfortable secrets to letters to God written by people they have never met. Davy Rothbart, writer and co-creator of FOUND, is coming to the Old Pueblo as part of the magazine’s 10th anniversary tour. Rothbart also is promoting his new book, My Heart Is an Idiot, a collection of personal essays on Rothbart’s love life and his encounters with odd characters on the road. “Everything is based on my experiences meeting different people while traveling the country,” Rothbart said. “It took about three years to put it all together.” With FOUND, Rothbart made a name for himself by publishing intimate letters and silly notes found and sent in by people from around the world. During the presentation, Rothbart will share new finds from the magazine’s eighth edition. Rothbart’s musician brother, Peter, will join him onstage with melodies from his new album, You Are What You Dream. “The songs in the album also revolve around ‘founds’ that people have seen in the magazine,” Rothbart said. “They are all over the place. There’s a song based on a letter to God, found in Hawaii, written by a woman who had just had her second miscarriage. But then there is also a song that goes, ‘The booty don’t stop,’ over and over again.” Rothbart will also talk about his contributions to public radio’s This American Life. Admission to the Saturday show is $6 in advance, or $8 at the door. Admission to the Sunday show is free. —I.T.

Children’s Museum Tucson 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985

Kids and families looking for a day at the circus combined with the culture of an FAME. India should look no further than wood at Neelam Sethi created Bollywood ring her the Fox in 2006 as a way to bring eater she native culture to the historic theater adored. In 2011, she and her husband decided to create an event thatt children her, so and families could enjoy together, FAME was born. dren can “We wanted a day when children be children,” Sethi said. Children will be able to dresss up in traditional Indian garb; wear bindis, the popular forehead decorations; and get henna tattoos. There will be performances throughout the day featuring dancers and Children Carrying the Sound, a youth musical group. The grand finale is a show from Tucson’s Cirque Roots. Throughout the day, kids will get a chance to practice their own circus skills, like juggling, hula-hooping and acro-yoga. Dr. Gulshan Sethi, a cardiothoracic surgeon at the University of Arizona Medical Center, took a clown class so he could entertain at FAME. “He uses his hands to heal the heart, but for the children at es the Children’s Museum, he uses his hands to make balloon animals,” Neelam Sethi said. lownIf you work up an appetite clowning around, traditional Indian samosas, a quesadilla bar, fresh fruitt and ice cream will be provided. tting “These days, the world is getting e are small,” Neelam Sethi said. “We nteractbecoming global citizens and interactorld. ing with every country in the world. ifferent Children need to be aware of different cultures and customs.” The event is free. —M.D.

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ARTS IN THE PLAZA St. Philip’s Plaza. 4280 N. Campbell Ave. 529-2775. Kids’ activities, eight jazz combos and more than 60 arts vendors are featured from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21; free. Visit, or call 797-3959 for more information.

In collaboration with the Alliance for Global Justice, Tucsonan Frida Espinosa Cárdenas is staging a production of Beyond the Walls: A Visit With the Women of El Buen Pastor, Patio Six. The play is part of Woman, Mother, Political Prisoner: A Colombian Reality, an event at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, in Guadalupe Hall at Most Holy Trinity Church, 1300 N. Greasewood Road. Admission is $10 to $15, with all proceeds going to help women prisoners and their families in Bogotá. The play, based on testimony, poetry and statements from political prisoners in Colombia, will be accompanied by live music. For more information, go to


BLOOD BATH Rialto Theatre. 318 E. Congress St. 740-1000. MEOWmeow presents a Halloween dance party for ages 18 and older starting at 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; $3. The Modeens, Sugar Stains and Blind Divine perform live music. Activities include a blood-wrestling contest, a blood-bath photo booth and a bloody sacrament. Wear whatever you like, but it will probably get bloody. Visit “MEOWmeow Presents BLOOD BATH” on Facebook for more information.

Mari Herreras,

How did you get involved in this project? I started directing in Tucson the annual production of The Vagina Monologues in English and Spanish. This year, we weren’t able to put on the production. When I first saw Beyond the Walls, I had already traveled to Colombia as a public-health professional. In December, at the Derechos Humanos human-rights forum, they presented this play, which is really testimony from women who have experienced being political prisoners. When I saw it, I realized it has potential to have so much more, with acting and music, to really send out the message about the women who are living through this.

Is there something that draws you to telling stories of women? I love telling the stories of other women. No matter where they are on the planet, there is this connection that happens, especially between mothers. Here in Arizona, we have our own issues that are similar to those in Colombia with prisons and the separation of families. Family members are sent off, and family is not always able to visit them. Also, like here, the private-prison model is being used by corporations in Colombia. Tucson’s James Jordan, from the Alliance for Global Justice, is going to talk about that and how U.S. companies are investing in private prisons in Colombia.

You wanted a chance to put your directing skills to use? Yes, because I have experience directing and working with women, I knew I wanted to work with this project. Still, this isn’t a super-artistic show; it is community theater. Most of the women have never acted, but wanted to bring these stories onstage and to the public, and work through these testimonies. These stories are hard to grasp, and it can be hard to understand what women lived through during their status as political prisoners, and the status of their families. It’s challenging.

What can you share about the women volunteers? It’s a diverse group of women. One woman has experience in that her mother recently became detained. There’s a UA Mexican-American studies professor who is Colombian herself. … One woman, who was adopted, her family was murdered in Colombia when her and her brother were very young. She was adopted by a couple in the Latin American Solidarity Network in the 1970s and raised in Minnesota. She’s trying to connect with her biological roots. Another woman has actually gone to the prisons where the women are held in Bogotá. Her sister is also in the show.


I’d say everyone in the group has a commitment to the community. We also have a woman from Wisconsin who is just learning about everything and is so dedicated, and another woman who is … in the Danza Azteca (group). They are all amazing. What do feel your main purpose is in doing this event? Our main purpose is not only to inform the community of what is happening, but to also create a presence in the U.S. to pressure our own government. We have to be a constant voice in order to make sure there is a base watching, and let people know what is happening, and that human rights are not violated over and over again. What are you most excited about in the production? One of the most-beautiful things is three poems that are in the play that are accompanied by cello-player Laurel Bellante, and there is also a Latino-American folk group, Entre Peruanos. There will be Colombian foods from Sabor Tropical, and Taller Sin Miedo will be there printing T-shirts and posters. I think it’s really important to mention how supportive Most Holy Trinity has been. They have a prison ministry, so it seemed like the perfect place to have it.

BOOK-READING AND ARTISTIC SHOWCASE Historic YWCA. 738 N. Fifth Ave. 622-4700. Portland, Ore., author and artist Frank Milan reads from The Snake and 7 Rings, his fantasy book for adults and young adults, at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; $2 to $5 suggested donation, includes free “B-Movies” postcard comic. An exhibit of animation storyboards also is featured. The music CD What It Is, art cards and “B-Movies” postcard comics are for sale.

Company provide beer-tasting. A silent auction, remarks from event chair Big Jim Griffith and educational materials about the region’s agricultural traditions are also featured. Reservations required. Visit santacruzheritage. org or call 882-4405 for tickets. TREASURES ON THE WINDING ROAD Santa Fe Square and Galleria. 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. 733-0388. A silent auction; a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres by Amber Restaurant; an introduction to the company’s 2013-14 season; and performances from August: Osage County, and the new play Row After Row are featured from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; $20, $35 couple. Call 401-3626, or visit windingroadtheater. org for tickets and more information.

OUT OF TOWN ANZA DAY CELEBRATION Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. 1 Burruel St. Tubac. 398-2252. Juan Bautista de Anza’s founding of San Francisco began with his 1776 departure from Tubac. Re-enactment of that event highlights living-history presentations, demonstrations and costumes of the Native American, Mexican and Spanish Colonial periods, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free. Food and activities for children are available all day. Entertainment includes Tucson troubadour Ted Ramirez, mariachi music and folklorico dancers. Visit pr.state. for more information.

BUTTERFLY AFFAIRE Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 3269686, ext. 10. A martini party, music throughout the garden, supper and desserts catered by Acacia, and a luxury raffle drawing take place from 4:30 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; $150, $185 VIP. visit for reservations and more information.

BROADWAY MEETS RUNWAY FASHION SHOW DesertView Performing Arts Center. 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive. SaddleBrooke. 825-5318. A fashion show influenced by the Broadway stage takes place at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 22; $25, $35 includes brunch following the show, at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the SaddleBrooke Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The event also includes a raffle. Visit tickets. for tickets and more information.

CONFLUENCECENTER SOLAR SOIRÉE A diverse dialogue about solar power, art and cuisine takes place in a xeriscaped garden at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free with reservations. Paula Fan leads a trio that includes a solar-powered electric piano; Roger Angel of the Steward Observatory discusses advanced research about astronomical mirrors; and Javier Duran and special guests discuss and serve trans-border cuisine. Call 621-4587 for reservations and directions to the private location.

FALL FESTIVAL Agua Linda Farm. Interstate 19 to Agua Linda Farm, Exit 42. Amado. 398-3218. A petting zoo, hayrides, pony rides and a bounce house are free with admission through Sunday, Oct. 28; $5. Pony rides, food and pumpkin-picking are available at extra charge. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Special events take place throughout October. Visit for more information.

M*A*S*H BASH Pima Air and Space Museum. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-0462. The Pima Air and Space Museum transforms into a Korean War-era mobile Army unit with USO-style entertainment, specialty drinks at “Rosie’s Bar,” and special guests including stars of the M*A*S*H TV series, starting at 6:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19. $250. Proceeds benefit the new burn program in the trauma division at the UA Medical Center. Visit, or call 626-2222 for reservations or more info. NIGHT TERRORZ Bum Steer. 1910 N. Stone Ave. 884-7377. A haunted house featuring a haunted maze based on a nightmarish story about early 20th-century twins is open from 7 p.m. to midnight, Thursday through Sunday, through Oct. 28; Wednesday, Oct. 31; and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3; $20. Search for “Scared Stiff Entertainment” on Facebook for more information. NIGHTFALL Old Tucson Studios. 201 S. Kinney Road. 883-0100. Three live shows, pyrotechnics, stunts, effects, a laserlight show, live music by the Mission Creeps and spontaneous appearances by hideous live characters take place throughout three streets and 12 buildings through Sunday, Oct. 28. Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday; and 6 to 10 p.m., Sunday and Thursday; $25, $20 child. Visit for complete information. PGX CAR SHOW Canyon del Oro High School. 25 W. Calle Concordia. 696-5560. The Oro Valley Fraternal Order of Police and Project Graduation host a car show featuring a raffle and live auction, police demonstrations, food and music, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; $5 includes one raffle ticket. More than 100 show cars are displayed, and custom street rods compete for a cash prize. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation. SANTA CRUZ HARVEST DINNER Mercado San Agustín. 100 S. Avenida del Convento. 461-1110, ext. 8. A menu based on local and heritage food products is served, and tours of the Mission Garden take place, from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; $60. Wine-tasting is provided by Arizona vineyards Hops and Vines, Callaghan Vineyards, Canelo Hills Vineyard and Winery, Dos Cabezas Wineworks and Lightning Ridge Cellars. Borderlands Brewing Company, featuring white Sonora wheat heritage grain, and Dragoon Brewing

BULLETIN BOARD EVENTS THIS WEEK ALL SOULS SEED LIBRARY SEED CRAFT Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 5945500. Families use seeds from the seed library to make calaveras (skulls) for the Pima County Public Library float in the All Souls Procession, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free. Call 791-4010 for more information. ALL SOULS WORKSHOPS Dinnerware Artspace. 425 W. Sixth St. 869-3166. Artists Mykl Wells and Joe Marshall lead workshops for making lanterns, floats, masks and costumes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, Oct. 28; free. Papier mâché, cardboard and other materials are available, but donations of materials are welcome. Donations are tax-deductible gifts to Many Mouths One Stomach; visit for more information. ARROWHEAD-MAKING AND FLINTKNAPPING WORKSHOP Old Pueblo Archaeology Center. 2201 W. 44th St. 798-1201. Flintknapper Allen Denoyer teaches a handson workshop about making arrowheads, spear points and other flaked-stone artifacts from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 20; $35, $28 Old Pueblo Archaeology and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary member, includes all materials and equipment. Reservations are required. Call or email for reservations or more information. BAGEL BRUNCH WITH EILEEN WARSHAW Jewish Community Center. 3800 E. River Road. 2993000. A bagel brunch from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Oct. 21, features a presentation by Eileen Warshaw, executive director of the Jewish History Museum, about Tucson’s early Jewish settlers; free. Representatives of synagogues and local Jewish organizations and agencies are available to answer questions for newcomers and others interested in learning more about Tucson’s Jewish community. Call 577-9393, or visit for more information.

BORDERLINKS FALL FUNDRAISER La Cocina Restaurant, Cantina and Coffee Bar. 201 N. Court Ave. 622-0351. La Cocina donates 10 percent of their net profits to Borderlinks, an organization that specializes in educational tours of the Arizona-Mexico border, from 5:30 to 10 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23. A raffle is also featured. Visit for more information about its delegations from around the world. CELEBRATION OF ORA MAE HARN A celebration of the life of Marana historian and former Mayor Ora Mae Harn takes place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Marana Mortuary and Cemetery, 12146 W. Barnett Road. The event includes guest speakers, light refreshments and the unveiling of a memorial marker. Call 393-9983 for more information. CREATE YOUR OWN MINERAL MAKEUP Rebeca Midkiff, owner of DIY Cosmetics, demonstrates how to create mineral makeup, at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Designers Craft Antique Store, 3006 E. Grant Road; free. RSVP is requested by Friday, Oct. 19. Call 629-9711 for more information. CROSS-MAKING FOR THE DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS PILGRAMIGE Coalición de Derechos Humanos. 631 S. Sixth Ave. 770.1373. Crosses are created for the men, women and children who have died on the Arizona border in 2012, at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free. Wear comfortable old clothes, and bring your own hammer. The crosses are to carry on a Día de los Muertos Pilgramage to San Xavier Mission at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3. DIGITAL DOWNLOADS HELP Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. Get one-on-one help in understanding free digital downloads, and download eBooks, audiobooks and videos to your device from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25. Bring your device and your library card or PIN. Call to register; registration is required. EMBODYING OUR ANCESTORS’ POSITIVE VALUES Arizona Cancer Center. 1515 N. Campbell Ave. 6262667. Deborah Mayaan and Rabbi Stephanie Aaron conduct a writing workshop that draws on an ancient practice of reflecting on how to embody and transfer values between generations, from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24; free. Bring writing materials. Call 694-0845 for more information. EXPLORING THE INTERNET Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. Learn strategies for finding the information you want online in an interactive workshop that includes practice time, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23; free. Registration is required. FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY Bookmans. 3733 W. Ina Road. 579-0303. Eleven food trucks gather in the parking lot from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19; free admission. FRIENDS OF THE ORO VALLEY LIBRARY BOOK SALE Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. More than 20,000 books in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres for adults, youth and children are for sale from Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 24 through 27. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday; free admission. Book prices range from 50 cents to $4. CDs, DVDs and audio books also are for sale. Books are half-price all day Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday. A $5 bag sale takes place from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday. Call 229-5326, or visit for more information.

HEROES DAY La Encantada. 2905 E. Skyline Drive. 299-3566. The fifth annual Heroes Day recognizes Jobe Dickinson, Tucson Police Department; Ty Cobb, Northwest Fire Department; Roberto Heredia, U.S. Border Patrol; and Aaron Escalante, U.S. Air Force, as Heroes of the Year in a ceremony at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18; freewill donation. Proceeds support the UA Medical Center Trauma Center. A free breakfast or lunch is provided to all first responders at five participating Jack Furrier Tire and Auto locations. Visit for more information. HIGHLAND FREE SCHOOL RUMMAGE SALE Highland Free School. 510 S. Highland Ave. 623-0104. A rummage sale benefits this 40-year-old nonprofit elementary school in Barrio San Antonio, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free admission. HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR Santa Cruz Lutheran Church. 6809 S. Cardinal Ave. 883-2937. Handmade crafts, baked goods and a raffle are featured from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free. Call for more information. HOUSING AMERICA COMMUNITY DAY Pima County Housing Center. 801 W. Congress St. 6242947. Local experts discuss how to purchase a first home, how to save your home from foreclosure, and how to renovate your home to improve its water and energy efficiency, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free. Refreshments, entertainment and raffle prizes also are featured. Call 624-2947 for more information. INDOOR SWAP MEET Tu-Swap Indoor Swap Meet. 1301 E. Apache Park Place. 222-7927. An indoor swap meet is open daily for vendors, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday to the public; free.


JUSTICE: WHAT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO? Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 229-5300. A DVD featuring Harvard professor Michael Sandel is screened, and discussion follows about thinking critically about moral decisions in our everyday lives, from 6 to 8 p.m., every Thursday, through Nov. 15. KOSHER PICKLE FACTORY Tucson Jewish Community Center. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000, ext. 106. Chabad of Tucson hosts “Rabbi Pickle” to share the unique art of making a kosher pickle, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; $18, $8 child. Bring a jar and the whole family. RSVP is requested by Thursday, Oct. 18. LOOKING AT WINDOWS Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2295300. Refresh your skills with the Windows operating system, or simply learn helpful things about Windows, from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 24; free. Among skills for beginners are resizing and manipulating Windows, changing mouse properties, using toolbars, rearranging the desktop and getting support online. Registration is required.

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PITBULOOZA! RESPONSIBLE DOG-OWNERSHIP CELEBRATION Brandi Fenton Memorial Park. 3482 E. River Road. 877-6154. Free AKC Good Citizen Testing for bully breeds, $20 spays or neuters for the first 50 to sign up, a DJ, live music by John Shipe, food, contests, a kids’ corner, family activities and adoptions are included in a celebration of National Pit Bull Awareness Month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free. Vendors and experts from canine behavior, training, nutrition and wellness are available to answer questions. Visit for more information. THE POLITICS OF SCIENCE, HEALTH AND EDUCATION: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE THE ELECTION UA Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building. 1657 E. Helen St. Experts in science, health, education and government help students and the public understand issues important to the coming election, from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18; free. The format is an open Q&A hosted by the UA Undergraduate Biology Research Program Ambassadors. Call 621-9348 for more info. PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Hope United Methodist Church. 6740 S. Santa Clara Ave. 294-1824. Pumpkins are for sale through Wednesday, Oct. 31; free admission. Pies, cakes, cookies, juice and seeds prepared from pumpkins also are for sale, as is a book of pumpkin recipes. Festival days on Saturday, Oct. 20 and 27, feature games, contests, story-reading and photo ops. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday; noon to 7 p.m., Sunday; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. SASABE LATERAL NATURAL GAS PIPELINE SCOPING MEETING The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a scoping meeting regarding the proposal of El Paso Natural Gas Company to run a 36-inch pipeline through the Altar Valley south of Tucson, leaving a 150-foot swath through the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and the habitats of eight endangered species. The meeting gets under way at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at No. 1 School House Road, Sasabe; free. Call 823-2222 for more information.

ST. PHILIP’S PLAZA SUNDAY MARKET MOVES FOR ONE DAY Rillito Raceway Park. River Road and First Avenue. 2935011. The St. Philip’s Plaza Sunday Market takes place one day only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at Rillito River Park. It returns to St Philip’s Plaza on Sunday, Oct. 28. Call 882-2157 for more information. SUNDAY MARKET AT TANQUE VERDE SWAP MEET Tanque Verde Swap Meet. 4100 S. Palo Verde Road. 294-4252. Beginning Sunday, Oct. 21, Tanque Verde Swap Meet features an open-air market with entertainment, carnival rides, face-painting, popcorn, balloon hats, international food trucks, keg-beer golf carts and fresh churro stands, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the third Sunday of every month. The first carnival ride is free; the rest are $1. Visit for more information. THAI FOOD COMMUNITY BUFFET FUNDRAISER Wat Buddhametta: Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center. 1133 S. Swan Road. 745-4624. All-you-can-eat pad Thai, egg rolls, chicken curry, vegetarian curry, desserts and more are served from 5 to 7 p.m., the third Saturday of every month; $10, free child younger than 10. Proceeds help support free classes at the center. TUCSON AEROBATIC SHOOTOUT Tucson International Modelplex Association Complex. 3250 N. Reservation Road. A radio-control airplane showcase features top international aerobatic pilots competing for $100,000 in cash and prizes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21; $10 per carload; $5 individual, each day. Vendors offer food and beverages. Visit for more information.

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EVENTS THIS WEEK INCREASING DONATIONS WITH DIRECT MAIL Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 5945500. Learn how different types of mailings have different price structures; secure discounts at the post office; strategize to generate donations and collaborate with other organizations; and increase Arizona Tax Credit donations, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19. Registration is required; free. Call 791-4010 to register. NAWBO MEMBER CONNECTION BREAKFAST Hotel Tucson City Center. 475 N. Granada Ave. 6232000. Prospective members are encouraged to attend a Showcase Expo and networking breakfast featuring a presentation by jeweler Maury Kauffman, “Nine Rules for Buying Fine Jewelry,” from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23; $26, $21 member. Visit to register and for more information. REAL ESTATE WEALTH PLAN Keller Williams Realty. 1745 E. River Road. 615-8400. An investing workshop takes place from 6 to 7 p.m., the third Thursday of every month. Call 909-9375 for more information.

WALKING TOUR OF BARRIO VIEJO La Pilita Museum. 420 S. Main Ave. 882-7454. Hispanic cultural and architectural traditions are highlighted in a tour of Barrio Viejo at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24; $15. The tour includes stories of barrio residents Leopoldo Carrillo, Lalo Guerrero, John Spring and Sam Drachman. Call 625-8365 for reservations.

SUNBELT WORLD TRADE ASSOCIATION BREAKFAST Viscount Suite Hotel. 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. 7456500. Thomas J. Lindmeier presents “Basic Import Requirements, and the Role of Madonna and Other Entertainers in the Treatment of Imports Into the U.S.” at a luncheon meeting at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23; $18, $15 member. Reservations are requested. Call 471-1144 for reservations and more information.


SURVIVAL SKILLS TRANSITION WORKSHOP SERIES St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. Linda Dewey leads a careertransitions group from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22; free.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF THE SANTA RITA AREA Green Valley Democratic Headquarters. 260 W. Continental Road. Green Valley. 838-0590. Current

INFORMATION POWER FOR SMALL BUSINESS Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 5945500. Discover sources for locating suppliers and competitors, identifying potential customers and tracking industry trends from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27; free. Registration is required. Call 791-4010 to register and for more information.

FILM EVENTS THIS WEEK CINEMA LA PLACITA Cinema La Placita. La Placita Village, Broadway Boulevard and Church Avenue. 326-5282. Classic movies are shown outdoors at 7:30 p.m., every Thursday, through Oct. 25; $3 includes popcorn. Oct. 18: Desperately Seeking Susan (1985, PG-13). Oct. 25: The Thing From Another World (1951). Visit for a schedule and parking info. DOUBLE FEATURE: ‘CLUE’ AND ‘THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW’ Loft Cinema. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-7777. Heavy Petting, the shadow cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, performs a live Clue show accompanying another cult film featuring Rocky Horror star Tim Curry, at 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. A screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows at midnight; $10, $8 member, for the double feature; $6, $5 member, for each film separately. The Rocky Horror Picture Show deals with mature subject matter and is not recommended for the easily offended. No one under 17 is admitted; ID is required; no alcohol is served. FILM JUDGES SOUGHT Judges are sought to help determine which films will be included in the Out in the Desert Film Festival, set for



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GEN SILENT Jewish Community Center Auditorium. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Gen Silent, an award-winning documentary about the increasing isolation, discrimination and abuse inflicted on aging gays and lesbians by caretakers and others in the health-care system, screens at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; free. Refreshments are served at 1:30 p.m., and a discussion follows about local issues, Southern Arizona resources and information about Project Visibility, a training program for caregivers to increase their understanding of their LGBT patients. GENETIC ROULETTE: THE GAMBLE OF OUR LIVES Loft Cinema. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-7777. “Are We Playing Genetic Roulette?� is the topic of a discussion led by Bill McDorman of Native Seeds/SEARCH and Dian Smith of the BMO Free Project of Tucson following a screening of Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24; $5. Visit for more information. MOVIE-OKIE Fluxx Studio and Gallery. 414 E. Ninth St. 882-0242. Sing along to your favorite musical, karaoke style, as it plays on the big screen, from 8 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16; $5. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose from more than 20 films. Food and drinks are available. Visit for more information. STARS UNDER THE STARS MOVIE NIGHT Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. 7000 N. Resort Drive. 299-2020. Alfred Hitchcock films are featured at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, through Oct. 27; free. Oct. 20: Vertigo (1958). Oct. 27: Psycho (1960). Food and beverages are available for purchase.

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THE STRUGGLE FOR THE PRESIDENCY Loft Cinema. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-7777. Kate Kenski of the UA Department of Communication provides context in introductions and closing discussions for a series of popular films about the American presidency and presidential elections, at 3:30 p.m., every Wednesday, through Oct. 24; $5 each film. Oct. 24: The American President. Visit for details and a complete calendar of screenings.


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FOX TUCSON THEATRE Fox Tucson Theatre. 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515. The Exorcist screens for Halloween at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30; $5 to $7. Visit for more information. LOFT CINEMA SPECIAL EVENTS Loft Cinema. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-7777. Visit for a complete list of forthcoming films and to reserve tickets. Sunday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.: Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby; $5 suggested donation.

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THE ANZA EXHIBITION Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. 1 Burruel St. Tubac. 398-2252. A documentary about Juan Bautista de Anza’s trek with 240 settlers and soldiers from Tubac to establish San Francisco screens at 2 p.m., daily, through Wednesday, Oct. 31; $5, $2 child 7 through 12, free younger child, includes admission to the park.

PARKING-LOT MOVIE Bookmans. 1930 E. Grant Road. 325-5767. Bring a chair to the parking lot for a screening of the Gene Wilder comedy Young Frankenstein following an educational trivia game for prizes, at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27; free. TUCSON PROGRESSIVE FILM FESTIVAL The Screening Room. 127 E. Congress St. 882-0204. Films featuring issues of importance to progressives are featured from Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26 through 28; $15, $10 day pass, $8 film. Visit pdatucson. to use PayPal and for more information. Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.: Heist: Who Stole the American Dream, including a discussion with filmmaker Frances Causey. Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m.: Urban Roots (The Greening of Detroit); and at 7 p.m.: Koch Brothers Exposed. Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m.: Cyanide Beach, including a discussion with filmmaker John Dougherty; at 2:45 p.m.: Vote, including a discussion with State Sen. Paula Aboud; and at 4 p.m.: Laramie Inside Out, including a discussion with filmmaker Beverly Seckinger.

GARDENING EVENTS THIS WEEK ASK DR. BESSEY Himmel Branch Library. 1035 N. Treat Ave. 594-5305. Paul Bessey, president of the Gardeners of America, answers your questions about gardening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, Nov. 26 and Dec. 17; free. BUTTERFLY MAGIC Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686, ext. 10. Walk through a greenhouse full of beautiful and rare butterflies from 11 countries, through April 30, 2013. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily; $13, $7.50 ages 4 through 12, $12 student, senior or military, includes admission to the gardens. COMMUNITY MESQUITE MILLING Mesquite milling is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Sierra Vista Farmers’ Market, at the corner of Willcox Drive and Carmichael Avenue, Sierra Vista; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bisbee Farmers’ Market, in Vista Park, Warren District; $1.50 per gallon. Call 331-9821 for more information. Visit for information about how to harvest and store mesquite pods for milling. GROW A WINTER GARDEN Native Seeds/SEARCH Agricultural Conservation Center. 3584 E. River Road. 622-5561. A workshop provides the knowledge, inspiration and desert-hardy seeds for a successful winter garden, from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; $45 includes membership in Native Seeds, $25 current members. Visit, or call 622-0830, ext. 100, for more information. HOME-SCAPE TOUR BICAS. 44 W. Sixth St. 628-7950. A tour of more than a dozen homes that have worked with Watershed Management Group to incorporate green-living practices begins at BICAS at 10 a.m., and continues until 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; $10, $5 for bicycle riders. Snacks and drinks are included. Features visited include rainwater and greywater harvesting, local-food-growing, solar energy, chicken coops, wildlife-friendly native-plant gardens and more. A stop at Manzo Elementary School offers student-led tours of the school’s sustainability features. MARANA-NORTHWEST TUCSON AREA TREE PLANTING AND MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library. 7800 N. Schisler Drive. 594-5200. Homeowners learn how to care for trees so that they are healthy and long-lived, from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 20; free; but reservations are required. Topics include the biology of trees, choosing a location, choosing a healthy tree, planting and caring for young trees, and pruning and irrigating established trees. Tucson Electric Power provides door prizes. Call 837-6932, or email bj.cordova@tucsonaz. gov for reservations and more information. ORGANIC GARDENERS COMPOSTING EXHIBIT Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686, ext. 10. Tucson Organic Gardeners members answer questions in the composting-demonstration area from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the first and third Saturday of every month, through May 18, 2013; $13, $4 age 4 through 12, free younger child, $12 student, senior and military personnel. Call or visit for more information. SAM HUGHES NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN TOUR Sam Hughes Elementary School. 700 N. Wilson Ave. 232-7400. The gardens of eight residences are featured on a self-guided tour from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; $10, free child with paying adult. Features include water-harvesting, solar energy, water features, xeriscape, raised beds, a rooftop view, a hummingbird garden, outdoor cooking areas and sculpture. Call 907-3425 for more information. WATERSMART LANDSCAPES FOR HOMEOWNERS Pima County Cooperative Extension Center. 4210 N. Campbell Ave. 626-5161. Classes are free; call 6265161 to register. Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., “Desert Rain Gardens�; and from 10 a.m. to noon, “Greywater Rebate Seminar.� Visit smartscape for more information about all classes in the series.

OUT OF TOWN FALL GARDENING SERIES Joyner-Green Valley Branch Library. 601 N. La Caùada Drive. Green Valley. 594-5295. Christina O’Connell presents a series of talks on gardening topics at 1 p.m., on selected Wednesdays; free. Oct. 24: plan and plant fresh herbs and vegetables.

UPCOMING MASTER GARDENERS PLANT SALE Pima County Cooperative Extension Center. 4210 N. Campbell Ave. 626-5161. A variety of cacti, succulents, herbs, ground-covers, shrubs, vines, fruiting plants and landscape trees are among plants for sale from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27; free admission. Proceeds support expansion of the center’s public demonstration gardens.

HEALTH EVENTS THIS WEEK HONORING AUTHORS AND EDITORS FROM THE ARIZONA HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER Arizona Health Sciences Center. 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 626-7301. An exhibit of the 135 books published by current and former AHSC staff since 2005 continues through Friday, Nov. 30, in the Java City coffee bar, Room 2102, of the Arizona Health Sciences Library. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; free admission, $1.50 per hour parking. Visit ahsl. for more information. TMC SENIOR SERVICES TMC Senior Services. 1400 N. Wilmot Road. 324-1960. Classes and events are free, but advance registration is required; call 324-4345 to register. Thursday, Oct. 18, from 9 to 10 a.m.: “Stress, Depression and Anxiety.� Monday, Oct. 22, at 3:30 p.m.: “Brain Fitness.� WINNING THE BATTLE OVER HEART DISEASE Himmel Branch Library. 1035 N. Treat Ave. 594-5305. Representatives from the UA Sarver Heart Center Discuss the effects of diet and exercise on preventing and correcting heart disease, and teach the Sarver CPR method of chest compressions, from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24; free.

UPCOMING MEMORY-SCREENING DAY Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. 445 S. Alvernon Way. 881-4200. The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention

Foundation hosts 15-minute memory screenings in both English and Spanish from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. Reservations are required. Call (888) 908-5766 for reservations; visit for more information. NAMIBIKES: ARIZONA Veterans Memorial Park SV. 3105 E. Fry Blvd. Sierra Vista. (520) 417-6980. The state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness holds a bike-riding event to raise awareness and help remove the stigma of mental illness, starting with a continental breakfast at check-in at 6 a.m.; freewill donation. Start times vary for courses set up for all abilities, including a 64-mile Metric Century, a 35-mile ride to Tombstone and back, and a bike rodeo course where kids can learn safety skills. A picnic lunch takes place following the ride. Visit for more information and to donate. TMC SENIOR SERVICES TMC Senior Services. 1400 N. Wilmot Road. 3241960. Classes and events are free, but advance registration is required; call 324-4345 to register. Thursday, Oct. 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Meditation for Health; 1 to 2:30 p.m.: Living With Atrial Fibrillation; 5 to 6:30 p.m.: Bladder Health for Women. Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.: Having Surgery? Things to Know Before You Go. Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 9 to 10 a.m.: Staying in One’s Home; 1 to 3 p.m.: Fit at 50 and Beyond; and 2 to 3:30 p.m.: Surgical Weight-Loss Update.

KIDS & FAMILIES EVENTS THIS WEEK ALL TOGETHER THEATRE Live Theatre Workshop. 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. 3274242. Mother Goose Unplucked!, a musical play exploring what might happen if Mother Goose went missing, continues through Sunday, Nov. 4. Showtime is 1 p.m., every Sunday; $5 to $8. Call or visit for reservations and more info. APPLICATIONS FOR SERVICE ACADEMIES Applications from high school students are being taken for the four U.S. military academies through Friday, Nov.


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2. Application forms, instructions, answers to commonly asked questions and a list of required documents are available at Call 459-3115, or email for more information. BOLLYKIDS PRESENTS FAME: FAMILY ARTS AND MUSIC EXPERIENCE Children’s Museum Tucson. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 7929985. Clowns, a circus tent with hands-on circus arts, lessons in juggling, balloon animals, cooking demonstrations, henna tattoos and other fun take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; free. A wide range of Tucson cultural organizations participate with exhibits, performances and activities. Call Brooke at 792-9985, or visit for more info. EMPIRE HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE DEPARTMENT Vail Theatre of the Arts. 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way. 879-3925. A comedic retelling of Robin Hood, by Richard Gremel with songs by Michael Martinez, is staged at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 18 through 20; $7, $5 student. FALL FAIR St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Parish and School. 4725 E. Pima St. 795-1633. Food, games, entertainment and carnival rides for all ages are featured from Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 18 through 21; $2 admission. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday; and 2 to 7 p.m., Sunday. Wristbands good for unlimited rides Thursday or Sunday are sold for $22, or $20 in advance at the school. Eight-ride tickets are sold for $15 any day of the fair. Email loris@stcyril. com for more information. THE HAUNTED RUINS HALLOWEEN SHOW Valley of the Moon. 2544 E. Allen Road. 323-1331. The Dark Lord is coming, and only Van Helsing can save the world from being overrun by monsters. See the adventure every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 21, and Friday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 28; $8, $5 ages 8 to 13, free age 7 and younger. Admission is half-price on Sundays with a donation of two cans of food for the Interfaith Community Services Food Bank. All proceeds support the nonprofit Valley of the Moon. Visit for more information.

KIDS’ COSTUMING WORKSHOPS FOR ALL SOULS PROCESSION Mercado San Agustín. 100 S. Avenida del Convento. 461-1110, ext. 8. Kids and families use cardboard, paint and cutting tools for making wings, from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday, and from 1 to 4 p.m., every Sunday, through Sunday, Oct. 28. The wings are to wear in the Procession of Little Angels and the All Souls Procession. Materials are free, but donations of cardboard and paint are welcome, and it’s helpful if families can bring their own cutting tools. Seamstresses are available at the same times to help children create original costumes from their own imaginations for role-play as part of the procession. Reservations are requested for costume creation. Call 834-3151, or email for reservations. KIDS’ HOOPING WORKSHOPS Cirque Roots Studio. 17 E. Toole Ave. 261-4667. Kids learn hoop tricks and dance with the hoop from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, through Oct. 27; $5 suggested donation. A professional kids’ hoop is required; they are available for $15. Children are encouraged to participate with the group in the Procession of Little Angels, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, in Armory Park, 219 S. Fifth Avenue. Register for the hoop workshop by phone or at; include the child’s name, age and whether a hoop is needed. MOCA 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., on selected Wednesdays; free. Fall dates are Oct. 24; and Nov. 7, 14 and 28. NATURE STORIES AT AGUA CALIENTE PARK Agua Caliente Regional Park. 12325 E. Roger Road. 877-6000. A story-reading and craft activity about the natural world take place from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19; free. Reservations are not required. Call 6157855, or email for more information. Pima County Natural Resources and the Tucson Audubon Society co-sponsor the event. PLEASE VOTE FOR ME Loft Cinema. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-7777. Please Vote for Me, a 2007 documentary offering a funny and insightful look at elementary school elections, is screened from noon to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free. Following the movie, Carolyn Lukensmeyer,

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executive director of the UA National Institute for Civil Discourse, leads a discussion for all ages. Call 6211112 for more information. PUMPKIN PATCH El Con Mall. 3601 E. Broadway Blvd. 795-9958. The Tucson Girls’ Chorus annual pumpkin patch continues from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., daily, through Wednesday, Oct. 31; free admission, photo ops and live choral music by the TGC choirs that rehearse throughout each week at the patch. Proceeds help provide scholarships for chorus members. RAPTOR FREE FLIGHT Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. Harris’ hawks, great horned owls, ferruginous hawks, gray hawks, prairie falcons, redtailed hawks, Chihuanuan ravens and Peregrine falcons fly completely untethered, often close to visitors, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., daily, through April 14, 2013; $14.50, $5 ages 4 through 12, free younger child. Visit for more information. SAFE HALLOWEEN, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AND ALL SOULS Dunbar Cultural Center. 325 W. Second St. 791-7795. Safer than masks, especially for children, professional face-painting, body-art, glitter tattoos and henna are provided by Barbea Williams and members of her Performing Arts Company, by appointment, daily, through Sunday, Nov. 11; by donation. Costume rental also is available. Call 628-7785 for an appointment. Proceeds benefit the company. SALPOINTE HIGH SCHOOL THEATER ARTS Salpointe High School. 1545 E. Copper St. 327-6581. The Mouse That Roared opens Friday, Oct. 19, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 28. Showtimes are 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday; $10, $8 student. Call 547-4328, or email dmilne@salpointe. org for more information. SILENT THINK TIME Bookmans. 6230 E. Speedway Blvd. 748-9555. Karen Stryker, author of Silent Think Time: How to Bring Virtues Back Into Our Home, Schools, Counseling and Work, gives a workshop from noon to 3 p.m.; free. The workshop covers daily positive breathing and physical exercises, introspective questions, sayings, poems and affirmations, as well as methods to develop balanced, polite, respectful, self-controlled children and adults. Free books and candy are given as long as supplies last. TUCSON YOUTH POETRY SLAM Bentley’s House of Coffee and Tea. 1730 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-0338. A spoken-word competition judged by the audience takes place the third Saturday of every month, beginning with a poetry slam workshop at 5 p.m., and continuing with the slam at 7 p.m.; freewill donation. First-timers are especially welcome. Only original work may be spoken, but it may be in any style or language. Each event also includes a reading by a nationally known poet. WEEKEND MATH TUTORING Math tutoring for TUSD students in grades 3 through 12 takes place from 10 a.m. to noon, most Saturdays, through May 11, at Roberts-Naylor K-8 School, 1701 S. Columbus Blvd.; free. Visit to register and for more information.


Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m. Santa Rita High School Auditorium 3951 S. Pantano Road, Tucson, AZ 85730 For FREE tickets, please visit: Instrumental Music Center, 7063 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85710 Instrumental Music Center, 405 E. Wetmore, Tucson, AZ 85705 Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Limit 4 tickets per requester. Ticket holders must be seated by 6:45 p.m. Proudly sponsored by Santa Rita High School Fine Arts Department, Tucson Weekly & Arizona Bilingual Magazine

YOUTH ULTIMATE FRISBEE LEAGUE Vista del Prado Park. 6800 E. Stella Road. 791-5930. Tucson Ultimate launches the city’s first youth league, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24; and Nov. 7 and 14; free. Email, or visit to register and for more information.

UPCOMING CHRISTIAN YOUTH THEATER PCC Proscenium Theatre. Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. 206-6986. Snoopy, the musical sequel to You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, is staged from Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26 through 28. Showtimes are 7 p.m., Friday; 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday. $10. Visit for tickets and more information. FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market. 100 S. Avenida del Convento. 882-3304. Pumpkin-decorating, face-painting, a student mariachi band, seasonal cooking demonstrations and fresh, local produce are featured from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25; free. HALLOWEEN DRESS-UP PET FAIR Cat Mountain Station. 2740 S. Kinney Road. 5788795. Pet adoptions, a petting zoo, a costume contest for pets and their people, and an expo of related vendors are featured from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28; free. 28 WWW.TuCsON WEEKLY.COM

HALLOWEEN IN THE WILD International Wildlife Museum. 4800 W. Gates Pass Road. 629-0100. Celebrate Halloween with ghoulish games, creepy crafts, a haunted house and tricky treats, from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. $8 adults, $3 children ages 4 to 12, free members and children 3 and younger. HALLOWEEN PARTY AND MAGIC SHOW Bookmans. 3733 W. Ina Road. 579-0303. Guests wear costumes for pictures, crafts, snacks, cookie-decorating and Halloween surprises from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27; free. A scary magic show takes place at 3 p.m. HAUNTED YARD BENEFIT Take a guided tour through a cemetery at 3645 N. Los Altos Ave., and get candy if you make it through, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30; free, but donations of non-perishable food are encouraged for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. KIDICAL MASS BIKE RIDE Children’s Museum Tucson. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 7929985. A ride begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, and returns after a ride along Eighth Avenue and through Barrio Historico, stopping for a break and a chance to play at Santa Rosa Park; freewill donation. Email info@ for reservations and more info. NIGHT OF FRIGHT Pima Air and Space Museum. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-0462. Games, planes, prizes and more are featured from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27; $12, free member or child age 12 and younger. Costumes are encouraged. Visit for more information. OUTDOOR FAMILY DAYS: POTTERY OF THE SOUTHWEST Brandi Fenton Memorial Park. 3482 E. River Road. 877-6154. Families with children ages 5 through 12 learn about materials and techniques historically used by desert dwellers to make and decorate pottery, then make simple pots from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 27; free. Reservations are required. Call 615-7855, or email for reservations and more information. TRUNK OR TREAT DANCE FESTIVAL ShowBiz Academy of Dance. 6906 N. Camino Martin, No. 110. 744-7700. Dress in costume; learn the Thriller dance, the Monster Mash and more; and watch dance performances, from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27; free. Games, face-painting, a cake walk, bobbing for apples, food and prizes also are featured.

OUTDOORS EVENTS THIS WEEK BIRDING AT SWEETWATER WETLANDS Sweetwater Wetlands. 2667 W. Sweetwater Drive. 7914331. Birding experts Farrish and Mark Sharon lead a walk for ages 12 and older to see a variety of wintering and migrating birds and raptors along easy trails, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23; free. Reservations are required. Call 615-7855, or email for reservations or more information. HISTORICAL TOUR OF AGUA CALIENTE PARK Agua Caliente Regional Park. 12325 E. Roger Road. 877-6000. All ages enjoy a guided tour of the park’s historic structures, and learn about its farming and ranching history, from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 20; free. Reservations are required. Call 615-7855, or email for reservations or more information. MASON CENTER MORNING BIRD WALKS Tucson Audubon Society Mason Center. 8751 N. Thornydale Road. 572-9881. Learn the basics of birdwatching and how to identify the backyard birds commonly seen in the Tucson area, at 8 a.m., every Saturday, through May 25, 2013. A brief presentation is followed by an easy walk on a half-mile trail. Advance registration is required; email volunteer@ for reservations. TANQUE VERDE BIRD WALK Agua Caliente Regional Park. 12325 E. Roger Road. 877-6000. An Important Bird Area conservation biologist leads a walk to search for fall migrants in a wash lined with healthy riparian cottonwoods, at 6:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18; free. Call 629-0510, ext. 7011, for reservations and details about where to meet.

OUT OF TOWN ORACLE STATE PARK REOPENS Oracle State Park. 3820 Wildlife Drive. Oracle. 8962425. Oracle State Park offers an array of programs, lectures, workshops and special events on Saturdays,

from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Nov. 24; $7 per vehicle. Activities include bird walks, plant walks, guided hikes and tours of the historic Kannally ranch house. The Kannally Ranch hike begins at 7:15 a.m.; call 9091529 for reservations and more information. Workshops teach basket-making with native grass, paper-making with local plants and nature-journal making. Most activities are fee with park admission. The park is open Wednesday through Friday to school groups with reservations. Visit for a schedule of activities and workshops. PATAGONIA LAKE STATE PARK Patagonia Lake State Park. 400 Patagonia Lake Road. Patagonia. (520) 287-6965. Visitor center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Avian tours take place on the pontoon boats at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., daily. Pontoon boats depart for the Lake Discovery Tour to the west end of the lake at 11:30 a.m., daily. A twilight pontoon tour takes place just before dark on Saturdays. Each boat trip is $5. Bird walks are held every Monday and Friday at 9 a.m.; walks are about three hours long; free. Park entrance fees are $10 vehicle, $17 non-electric camping sites, $25 electric sites. Visit for more information.

UPCOMING HIKE TO LOOKOUT HILL, PATAGONIA LAKE Patagonia Lake State Park. 400 Patagonia Lake Road. Patagonia. (520) 287-6965. A park guide leads a 1.5mile hike to the top of Lookout Hill above Patagonia Lake to watch the sunset and the full moon rise at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29; $10 per car with four adults includes park admission. Meet at the Visitor Center, wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight.

SPIRITUALITY EVENTS THIS WEEK INSTITUTE FOR THE SHAMANIC ARTS Galactic Center. 35 E. Toole Ave. 884-0874. Members of the institute use movement and dance to depict elements of the Shamanic path, enacting such subjects as soul healing, intuition, divination and spiritual awakening, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; $5 to $10. Call 9542004 for more information. JESUS FOR PRESIDENT Southside Presbyterian Church. 317 W. 23rd St. 6236857. Brandon Wert leads a series of discussions based on the book Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals, at 6:30 p.m., every Monday, through Nov. 5. Bring a copy of the book. Call 623-6857 for more information. PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN BOOK GROUP Rincon United Church of Christ. 122 N. Craycroft Road. Pastor Steve Van Kuiken leads an open book club at 4 p.m., the second and fourth Wednesday of every month; free.

PSYCHIC FAIR Church of Mankind. 1231 S. Van Buren Ave. 7907374. Readings via crystal ball, Tarot, sea shells, abstract art, psychometry, spiritual practice and tea take place from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; $20 per 15-minute reading; free admission. Call 461-2910 or 790-7374 for more information.

UA MEN’S BASKETBALL UA McKale Memorial Center. 1721 E. Enke Drive. The Red and Blue scrimmage takes place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; $10, $8 advance. UA plays Humboldt State at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31; and Chico State at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6; $20 to $25. Visit for tickets and more info.

TEACHINGS OF BRUNO GROENING University of Arizona Medical Center. 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 694-0111. Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path Through the Teachings of Bruno Groening is screened in Room C of the cafeteria from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 and Dec. 2; freewill donation. Call 904-4801, or visit for more info.

UA WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL UA McKale Memorial Center. 1721 E. Enke Drive. Tickets are $7 to $12. Visit for more information. Friday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m.: Oregon. Sunday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m.: Oregon State.


SPORTS EVENTS THIS WEEK AZ BLISTER WAKA KICKBALL Joaquin Murrieta Park. 1400 N. Silverbell Road. 7914752. The fall season continues every Thursday through Nov. 29. Three games take place each week, starting at 6:30 p.m. A playoff tournament and end-of-season party take place Saturday, Dec. 8. Visit to register and for more information. BISBEE 1000 GREAT STAIR CLIMB Three running and climbing events take place beginning at 8:50 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; $15 to $75, which includes admission to the beer fest. Race packets are available from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, when the event gets under way with a beer fest from 3 to 7 p.m. The fest includes craft beers, live music, souvenirs, contests and prizes; $25, $20 race participants. The fest continues from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday. A portion of proceeds benefit Verhelst Recovery House and the Bisbee Foundation. Visit for a complete schedule and to register.

TEAM HOPE WALK Oro Valley Marketplace. Oracle and Tangerine roads. Oro Valley. Registration begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, for a walk and run to raise awareness and funds to support research into Huntington’s disease; $15. The race starts at 9 a.m.; entertainment takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. TUMACÁCORI CENTURY BICYCLE TOUR Sahuarita Municipal Complex. 375 W. Sahuarita Center Way. Sahuarita. 822-8800. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, for the longest of three routes available, from 33 to 97 miles; $30, $25. The fee covers lunch, refreshments and bike assistance. Visit to register and for more information.

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TMC GET MOVING HALF MARATHON, 5K AND 1-MILE WALK/RUN Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 5945500. Three events get under way at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at Jacome Plaza; $15 to $75. The course winds through historic places in Tucson, including “A” Mountain, and event materials provide notes to historic sites on the route. Proceeds benefit Cox Charities, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Child and Family Resources. Registration fees include designer tech shirts and medals for all finishers. Visit for details and to register.


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PERFORMING ARTS While ‘Becky’s New Car’ offers ample laughs, the playwright often overshadows his characters

A Farce That Flails BY SHERILYN FORRESTER, he star of Steven Dietz’s play, Becky’s New Car, is Steven Dietz. The show is being produced by Sacred Chicken Productions, utilizing the facilities of the Beowulf Alley Theatre. In general, we are treated to a group of satisfactorily skilled theater folks investing their earnest efforts in this—ahem—vehicle, which is often quite funny. But what we see mostly is Dietz, not serving up his story, but upstaging it. This is not a good thing. In spite of this, the production is entertaining, and many aspects of the piece that Dietz has dreamed up come to energetic life thanks to a committed cast under the direction of Rhonda Hallquist. Dietz’s play was commissioned by a wealthy businessman as a gift to his wife. Frankly, it has the feeling of being an inside joke. Although it’s an honest effort to tell a humorous tale, it also seems like a caravan of sometimes-clever, sometimes-clumsy playmaking tricks. In spite of creating an interesting way to tell a story, Dietz’s shenanigans often undercut or overwhelm his tale. Becky (Carrie Hill) is the island around which the traffic circle turns. She’s a whirlwind of motherhood, wife, housekeeper and overworked bookkeeper at a car dealership. There’s nothing discernibly wrong with her life. She frets about her 24-year-old son who still lives at home. Her husband, Joe (Gabriel Nagy), is a regular, well, Joe, a roofer whose own roof leaks and who wishes his wife would be a bit more attentive. Becky’s co-worker is unable to do much besides talk about his dead wife and sell cars. Becky muses about a friend telling her that at a certain age, a woman becomes invisible— which, Becky learns, may not be as bad as it


seems. She has also been told by a late colleague’s wife that when a woman says she wants new shoes, what she really wants is a new job. When a woman says she wants a new house, she wants a new husband. And if a woman wants a new car, she actually wants a new life. Becky wants a new car. One day, long after the shop has officially closed, a man walks into the dealership and laments that he needs to get gifts for his employees, and that he’s just no good at selecting gifts—his late wife used to do that kind of thing. Perhaps, he wonders, he could purchase a few cars as gifts, since most people seem to like cars. Becky is overwhelmed with his request, but understands that you don’t turn down an offer like this, and agrees to assist. Something about this encounter causes a shift in Becky. As they are talking, the man, Walter Flood (Jeff Scotland), of local billboard-empire fame, makes an assumption that Becky is a widow, and she doesn’t correct him. She is genuinely perplexed by her behavior, but she soon finds herself living a double-life, assisted by her seemingly unsuspecting husband. She is both the old Becky and the new Rebecca, mistress of the wealthy Flood. The play is a farce, a tried-and-true model of theater, which involves mistaken identities, miscommunications, duplicity, lies, surprising character connections and comeuppance. This is a pretty-well-conceived and executed farce, actually. Dietz does more than flirt with the idea that the piece should have substance—but the substance he actualizes is about “as deep as a cookie sheet,� to use his words regarding a character. At times, it seems he doesn’t trust either his story or his storytelling. Dietz challenges an actress by creating in

Jeff Scotland and Carrie Hill in Becky’s New Car. Becky a complex character, both grounded and opportunistic. Hill gives Becky a good ride, though she perhaps tries a bit too hard to cement the audience’s interest at first. Dietz has her address the audience directly throughout, a common-enough convention, and one that serves this story. Then, however, he has her enlist audience members to perform actual tasks—moments which feel cheesy. Hill embraces it gamely, although you get the feeling she might be thinking it’s a little cheesy, too. However, Hill gives a solid performance, and we do sympathize with her questionable choices as the story unfolds. Dietz knows what he wants from his supporting characters. He has fun with Joe, and Nagy gives us a gentle guy who can also be a little intimidating (and who might know more than you think). Aaron Guisinger is the psychology-major son, and Steve McKee is Becky’s incessantly distraught co-worker. Lucille Petty is fine in a small role as Walter’s daughter, and Amy Erbe is quite delightful in a tiny turn as the once-wealthy but now-penniless Ginger, the would-be digger for Flood’s gold who hap-

Becky’s New Car Presented by Sacred Chicken Productions 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m., Sunday, through Sunday, Oct. 28 Beowulf Alley Theatre 11 S. Sixth Ave. $20 general; $18 students and seniors Runs two hours, with one intermission 400-1424;

pily settles for becoming a bartender. However, there seems to be no chemistry between Flood and Becky/Rebecca. The playing out of their relationship most definitely presents a challenge, since it’s not really the destination of Becky’s new life. Still, there needs to be some sort of believable connection between them, and I didn’t feel it. There are some genuine laughs in the play, but there are also potholes. Although this group gives us an entertaining trip, too often, we are aware that it is the playwright pressing on the accelerator rather than his characters.

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DANCE EVENTS THIS WEEK 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. FOX TUCSON THEATRE Fox Tucson Theatre. 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515. Mystic India, a Bollywood dance spectacular with 65 dancers and 1,000 costumes, is staged at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; $25 to $50; $75 VIP includes complimentary food and spirits at a post-show reception and meet-and-greet. Visit for more information. ICAN TANGO: A FUNDRAISER PCC Proscenium Theatre. Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. 206-6986. Argentine tango professionals and other dancers, individually and in groups, illustrate the history of tango in dance, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; $30 reserved seating, $25 student with ID, $50 preferred seating. A fashion show, silent auction, after-party and milonga are included. Proceeds benefit the International Cancer Advocacy Network. OBON DANCE WORKSHOPS FOR THE ALL SOULS PROCESSION Rhythm Industry Performance Factory. 1013 S. Tyndall Ave. 481-8003. Odaiko Sonora welcomes anyone to join them in performing the bon odori dance of the Japanese-ancestor festival in the All Souls Procession, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4. The dance is taught in workshops from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; and 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26; free. Call 481-8003, or email for more information. PARTY IN PINK Sheraton Hotel and Suites. 5151 E. Grant Road. 3236262. A zumbathon charity event helps fund research for breast cancer, from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; $10, $8 advance. Call 262-9083 for reservations and more information. THE NADEZHDA DUROVA CROSS-DRESSING BALL Fluxx Studio and Gallery. 414 E. Ninth St. 882-0242. The UA Department of Russian and Slavic Studies hosts a cross-dressing ball featuring music, film clips, dancing and prizes for the best costume, including best horse, from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 20; $15 to $20. Visit for details.

MUSIC EVENTS THIS WEEK THE ARIZONA EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY Unless otherwise noted, concerts take place at 3 p.m., Sunday. Tickets are $25, $22 senior, $5 student. Oct. 21: Agave Baroque, baroque violin and guitar with gamba and harpsichord, at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. Nov. 4: Les Sirènes, two sopranos with baroque cello and harpsichord, at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Visit for more info. ARIZONA FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC Leo Rich Theater. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4101. Tickets are $30. Call 577-3769, or visit for reservations and more information. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m.; and Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m.: the Juilliard String Quartet. ARIZONA ROSE THEATRE COMPANY Suite 147 at Plaza Palomino. 2970 N. Swan Road, No. 147. 440-4455. Reflections of Judy, a musical tribute to Judy Garland featuring Erin Jean, is staged at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; $15, $13 senior or military, $10 child age 12 or younger, $2 to $3 discount for advance purchase. Visit for tickets and more information. AWENRISING Christ Presbyterian Church. 6565 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-5535. AwenRising, an a capella chamber ensemble, presents Mostly Madrigals, featuring work by Palestrina, Lassus, Morley and others, at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; $15, $12 senior or student. Call 3442936, or email for reservations and more information.

BLUEGRASS HARMONY VOCAL WORKSHOP 17th Street Market. 840 E. 17th St. 792-2588. The Desert Bluegrass Association hosts a harmony-vocal workshop with the Titan Valley Warheads from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free. Call 624-7147, ext 7147 for more information. BLUEGRASS IN THE GARDEN Harlow Gardens. 5620 E. Pima St. 886-5475. Run Boy Run, winners at the 2011 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, perform from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; $25. Complimentary food and wine are served before the concert. FOX TUCSON THEATRE Fox Tucson Theatre. 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515. Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.: John Mayall; $27 to $52. Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.: Jukebox Junction: The Glen Miller Orchestra with the Diamonds; $20 to $44. Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m.: Gilberto Gil; $25 to $62. Call or visit for more info. GASLIGHT THEATRE FAMILY CONCERTS The Gaslight Theatre. 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 8869428. Unless otherwise indicated, all shows take place at 7 p.m., Monday; $12 to $22. Oct. 22, at 3 p.m.: David Fanning, vocal impressionist. Oct. 29: Big Band Express. Nov. 5, at 3 and 7 p.m.: The Manhattan Dolls. Call or visit for tickets and more information. GMWA TUCSON CHAPTER IN CONCERT Rising Star Baptist Church. 2800 E. 36th St. 7913068. Members of the Tucson Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America present a concert inspired by the chapter’s participation in the national conference, from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; freewill offering. Call 349-3096 for more information. The GMWA Tucson Chapter welcomes new members at their rehearsals every other Monday. Visit, or email for a schedule and more information.

UPCOMING CARLOS BONELL Holsclaw Hall. UA School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Road. 621-1162. Carlos Bonell of the Royal College of Music performs his original arrangements of Beatles songs, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25; $25, $20 member of the Tucson Guitar Society, $15 student with ID. Call 342-0022 for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS CALL FOR MUSICIANS Musicians who play bass, guitar, drums and keyboard are sought to play the score for an upcoming performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch by The Bastard (Theatre). Applicants should be available for a flexible January and February rehearsal schedule, and a nonflexible performance schedule from Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 14 through 23. They will need to learn the full score, play well together, be comfortable with improvising and be willing to wear costumes of varying coverage. A contract is required, and a $500 stipend is offered. Applications are accepted only by video submissions to, or via youtube. Visit, or call 425-4163 for more information. CALL FOR VOCALISTS UA School of Music. 1017 N. Olive Road. 621-1655. The University Community Chorus is open to new adult and high school singers for the fall season. No audition is required, but music-reading experience is helpful. Rehearsals are from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, through Nov. 27. Please arrive early. Registration and music are $75 for the season. Contact conductor Elizabeth Schauer at 626-8936, or email erschaue@email.

LAVA MUSIC Abounding Grace Church. 2450 S. Kolb Road. 747-3745. Shows are from 7 to 9 p.m. on selected Saturdays; $20, $15 advance. Visit for tickets and more information. Oct. 20: Cosy Sheridan and TR Ritchie. Oct. 27: The Moonstruck Coyotes.

REVEILLE MEN’S CHORUS Rincon Congregational Church. 122 N. Craycroft Road. 745-6237. The chorus rehearses from 7 to 10 p.m., every Monday, and performs at community events throughout the year in addition to its own major concerts in May and December. Auditions take place year-round during rehearsals or by appointment. Call 304-1758, or email for an appointment. Visit for more information.

OLD PUEBLO BRASS BAND A British-style band comprising 30 musicians, the Old Pueblo Brass Band performs at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Swan Lake Estates, 4055 N. Flowing Wells Road; and at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14, at Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; freewill donation. Email fuegal7@ for more information.

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 for more information.

PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE MUSIC PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 2066986. Unless otherwise noted, performances are in the Proscenium Theatre; $6. Call or visit cfa for tickets and more information. Thursday, Oct. 18 and Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m.: Wind Ensemble. Sunday, Oct. 21 and Dec. 2, at 3 p.m.: the Chorale and College Singers. Thursday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m.: faculty member Michael Keepe, saxophone, in the Recital Hall. ROY A. JOHNSON MEMORIAL ORGAN SERIES Holsclaw Hall. UA School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Road. 621-1162. Paul Hesselink performs on the hall’s Schoenstein organ at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, in memory of UA music professor Roy A. Johnson; $5 to $9. Visit, or call 621-1162 for reservations or more information. TSO MASTERWORKS Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $49 via; and at 8 p.m., Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday, at Catalina Foothills High School Auditorium, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $41 to $51 via Oct. 19 through 21: pianist Stephen Beus, Mozart and More. TUCSON JAZZ SOCIETY Unless otherwise noted, concerts are at 7 p.m., Friday at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $30, $25 advance, $20 member and military personnel with ID, $15 student with ID. Visit for tickets and more information. Oct. 19: Cool and Hot, Eric Hines with Pan Dulce and the Matt Mitchell Trio. Oct. 26: Crime Scenes: Jazz Noir With the Dmitri Matheny Group. UA MUSIC Holsclaw Hall. UA School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Road. 621-1162. A faculty-artist recital features cellist Mark Votapek performing works by Chopin, Beethoven, de Falla, Ginastera and Tortelier with pianist John Milbauer at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22; $5. Call 6211162, or visit for tickets and more information.

THEATER OPENING THIS WEEK ARIZONA OPERA Tucson Music Hall. 210 S. Church Ave. 791-4101. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday. Visit for tickets or more information. Oct. 20 and 21: Lucia di Lammermoor; $25 to $155. Nov. 10 and 11: Roméo et Juliette; $25 to $120. ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 8844875. Lombardi, about a week in the life of coach Vince Lombardi, opens Saturday, Oct. 20, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 10; $31.50 to $72.50. Showtimes vary. Call or visit for tickets or more information. A COLOMBIAN REALITY: WOMAN, MOTHER, POLITICAL PRISONER Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. 1300 N. Greasewood Road. 884-9021. Beyond the Walls: A Visit With the Women of El Buen Pastor, Patio Six, a play based on testimonies, poetry and collective statements of political prisoners in a women’s penitentary in Bogotá, is staged at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; $10 to $15. Call 3394726 for reservations and more information. COMEDY PLAYHOUSE Comedy Playhouse. 3620 N. First Ave. 260-6442. Chilling Mysteries of Edgar Allan Poe II opens Friday, Oct. 19, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 28. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 3 p.m., Sunday; $12, $10 senior or student, unless otherwise noted. Call or visit for tickets or more information. ‘FOUND’ MAGAZINE 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Davy Rothbart shares his favorite found notes from his best-selling Found books, and his brother Peter plays songs based on the finds, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.; $6 to $8; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Joel D. Valdez

Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free. Davy also discusses his new book of essays, My Heart Is an Idiot, and Peter introduces a new album. Visit for more information. STEVEN MICHAEL QUEZADA Laffs Comedy Caffé. 2900 E. Broadway Blvd. 3238669. Breaking Bad’s Detective Gomez, Steven Michael Quezada, performs standup comedy at 8 and 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20; $12.50. Visit for tickets and more information. UAPRESENTS UA Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. 6213364. Call 621-3341, or visit for tickets and more information. Friday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m.: The Daily Show Live: “Indecision Tour 2012,” on the patio; $15 to $40. Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m.: Shaolin Warriors; $15 to $42.

CONTINUING ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE UA Marroney Theatre. 1025 N. Olive Road. 621-1162. Avenue Q, a satire about young adulthood, continues through Sunday, Oct. 28. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., weeknights and Saturday; and 1:30 p.m., Sunday; dates vary; $20 to $31. Proceeds benefit the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. Call 621-1162, or visit for tickets; see for more information. GASLIGHT THEATRE The Gaslight Theatre. 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 8869428. The ensemble’s goofy take on The Phantom of the Opera continues through Sunday, Nov. 11. 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. Showtimes are subject to change. Visit for reservations or more information. HOKEY POKEY Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4875. Gavin Kayner’s play Hokey Pokey, produced in association with Old Pueblo Playwrights, continues through Sunday, Oct. 28. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, and 27; and 2 p.m., Sunday; $20, $15 for groups of four or more. LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP Live Theatre Workshop. 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. 3274242. Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels continues through Sunday, Nov. 18. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 3 p.m., Sunday; $18, $16 senior, military or student. Call or visit for tickets and more info. PINNACLE PEAK PISTOLEROS’ WILD WEST STUNT SHOW Trail Dust Town. 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. 2964551. The Pistoleros present Sam and Latch’s Hairy Halloween every night through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Showtimes are 7 and 8 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; and 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; $4, $2 ages 4 through 11, free younger child. Call 398-5618, or visit for more information. SACRED CHICKEN PRODUCTIONS Beowulf Alley Theatre Company. 11 S. Sixth Ave. 8820555. Becky’s New Car, a comedy about life choices, continues through Sunday, Oct. 28. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2:30 p.m., Sunday; $20, $18 senior or student. Call 400-1424, or visit for more information.

LAST CHANCE BORDERLANDS THEATER ZUZI! Theater. 738 N. Fifth Ave. 629-0237. Guapa, a new play about middle-class dreams by Obie Awardwinner Caridad Svich, closes Sunday, Oct. 21; $6 to $24. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday. Call 882-7406, or visit for tickets and more information.

UPCOMING SANTA CRUZ SHOESTRING PLAYERS Community Performing Arts Center. 1250 W. Continental Road. Green Valley. 399-1750. Moliére’s The Miser, directed by Susan Voorhees, opens with a preview on Thursday, Oct. 25, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 3. Showtimes are 7 p.m., Thursday preview, Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1; $15, $12 advance. Call 399-1750 for tickets or more information.

OCTOBER 18 – 24, 2012



PERFORMING ARTS Solid ‘Fallen Angels’ and ‘Avenue Q’ touch on changing ideas about sexuality

Jodi Ajanovic and Maria Caprile in Live Theatre Workshop’s Fallen Angels.

Evolving Views BY LAURA C.J. OWEN, m ast weekend, Tucson celebrated Pride, a festival for the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community. Meanwhile, two Tucson theaters were showing very different theatrical productions that could be said to have “queer” themes—the UA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre opened the contemporary musical Avenue Q, while Live Theatre Workshop resuscitated Noël Coward’s 1925 farce Fallen Angels. Both are solid, entertaining productions. Yet the differences between them demonstrate just how radically our public conversation about sex and sexuality has evolved. One of the characters in the irreverent Avenue Q just might be gay, and the musical won mainstream adoration. With music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and a book by Jeff Whitty, it was a critically acclaimed off-Broadway smash in 2003, and went on to a successful Broadway run and a stint at the Wynn in Las Vegas. The musical uses puppets to riff on the children’s program Sesame Street. (Just as in Sesame Street, the puppets mix with “live action” actors.) ART’s production mimics that famous street with a backdrop of brownstone houses. The impressive set, designed by Clare P. Rowe, can come apart and light up in order to suggest action both outside and inside the avenue’s buildings. The young-adult characters who live on Avenue Q, a low-rent area in Brooklyn, are a mixed bunch. Princeton is a new college graduate, portrayed by a preppy-looking looking puppet controlled by actor Michael Calvoni. Princeton meets kindergarten-teaching-aide Kate Monster, a puppet handled by actor Marie MacKnight. There’s also Rod (Cooper Hallstrom) and Nicky (Chris Karl), roommates who resemble the iconic Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie. Nodding to many folks’ sense that Bert and Ernie’s relationship is a little queer, Nicky wishes Rod could feel comfortable coming out. Despite the upbeat puppetry, Avenue Q tackles the thoroughly adult themes of how to find a job, a suitable sex partner and a sense of purpose. The show explores the question of Rod’s sexuality in the song “If You Were Gay,” and covers other weighty themes in “What Do You Do With a B.A. in English?” and “The Internet Is for Porn.” It’s Avenue Q’s frank discussion of uncomfortable topics via catchy, cheerful tunes that makes it so winning. In addition to director Rob Gretta and musical director Monte Ralstin, the production has a director of puppetry: Michelle Lane,



Princeton (Michael Calvoni), Gary Coleman Avenue Q. a UA alumna who was in Avenue Q at the Wynn and on Broadway. Her influence is clear in the actors’ skillful handling of the puppets —by the end of the evening, it’s possible to differentiate subtle changes in the expressions of MacKnight’s Kate and Calvoni’s Princeton. Not all of the student performers’ voices are of professional quality, of course, but the show is tight and polished. Whether you’re new to the neighborhood of Avenue Q, or it’s already a favorite, this production is worth checking out.

n contrast to the adulation the gayfriendly Avenue Q received, British writer Coward’s play Fallen Angels was met with bitter backlash upon its 1925 debut. Angels concerns two married women, Julia (played here by Jodi Ajanovic) and Jane (Maria Caprile). Both once had an affair with the same charming Frenchman. Upon receiving news that he has arrived in London, the two friends work themselves into a veritable frenzy of excitement. The notion of women freely admitting to sexual desire was met at the time with shock. According to Philip Hoare’s Noel Coward: A Biography, the majority of critics found the play “vulgar, disgusting, shocking, nauseating, vile, obscene, degenerate.” The notion that Fallen Angels was degenerate might also have had something to do with the playwright. While Coward never acknowledged his homosexuality in public, he


(Sydnee Ortiz) and Kate Monster (Marie MacKnight) in Arizona Repertory Theatre’s discussed it frankly in letters. “According to some reports,” Hoare writes, the play’s premise “was based on a real-life episode when Noel and (his friend) Gladys were both dressed up waiting for a mutual boyfriend to arrive.” Nowadays, of course, the play comes across as quite tame. The action all takes place in one room, a minimal but lovely early 20th-century interior designed and constructed by Richard and Amanda Gremel. No one actually utters the word “sex,” and everyone communicates in the stylized, witty bon mots for which Coward is known. Yet it’s still comically disconcerting to see the women be so cold toward their husbands, the mild-mannered Fred (Cliff Madison) and Willy (Rick Shipman). In a nice touch by costume-designer Samantha Cormier, the husbands appear together in nearly matching golf sweaters, indicating their essential similarity and gaucheness. All of the cast members are lively and engaged. Ajanovic and Caprile both have a sense of physical comedy and deliciously amp up the distress as Julia and Jane become more and more overwrought. At a few points, something felt a little off on opening night. It was hard to tell if this was because of Chris Wilken’s direction or snafus by the cast, but there was one awkward pause and one mistimed entrance. Still, overall, the production was an enjoyable blast from the past. Seeing Avenue Q and Fallen Angels side by

Avenue Q Presented by Arizona Repertory Theatre 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18 and 19; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct 21; 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27; 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28; preshow discussion, 6:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18 UA Marroney Theatre 1025 N. Olive Road $31 regular; $29 UA employees, military and seniors; $21 students Runs two hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission 621-1162;

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side is a timely reminder that the medium of theater, even when providing superficial entertainment, has consistently pushed the boundaries of what can and cannot be publicly discussed. This, one hopes, has paved the way (and will continue to pave the way) for a more open and accepting society.

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Best Movie Theater er

2550 N. Ca Campbell Ave. 325-3376 325-3376;

LOFT CINEMA 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-7777; Runners up:

2. CENTURY EL CON 20 3601 E. Broadway Blvd. (800) 326-3264, ext. 903 BOT2 WWW.TuCsON WEEKLY.COM

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3. THE FOLK SHOP 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147;

CITY LIFE Best Alternative Health Center

Best Local Activist/ Advocacy Group WINGSPAN 430 E. Seventh St. 624-1779;

TUCSON COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE 2900 E. Broadway Blvd., No. 170 881-1887;

Runners up:

Runners up:

816 E. University Blvd. 628-2829;


2. NEW LIFE HEALTH CENTERS Various locations

3. TIE EL RIO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER Various locations 792-9890;

3. SOUTHERN ARIZONA AIDS FOUNDATION 375 S. Euclid Ave. 628-7223;



Various locations

1001 N. Swan Road 323-7133;

Runners up:


Best Annual Festival

Various locations



Runners up:

Various locations


Best Public Servant



Best Spectacle for Charity

Runners up:



2. REP. RAÚL GRIJALVA Runners up:


Best Yoga Studio YOGA OASIS


2631 N. Campbell Ave. 245 E. Congress St., No. 101 7858 E. Wrightstown Road, No. 116 322-6142;


Runners up:


Best Farmers’ Market

413 E. Fifth St.

ST. PHILIP’S PLAZA FARMERS’ MARKET(S) Southeast corner of Campbell Avenue and River Road

3. TUCSON YOGA 150 S. Fourth Ave. 988-1832;

Runners up:


Best Bowling Alley



4015 E. Speedway Blvd. 327-4926;

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Runners up:

2. BEDROXX BOWLING 4385 W. Ina Road 744-7655;

3. GOLDEN PIN LANES 1010 W. Miracle Mile Road 888-4272;






Best Sex-Toy Shop

3701 E. Fort Lowell Road 325-0122;

FASCINATIONS 3658 E. Speedway Blvd. 322-0757; Runners up:

2. ADULT EXPECTATIONS 2505 N. Stone Ave. 623-8095;

3. CONTINENTAL ADULT SHOP 2655 N. Campbell Ave. 327-8402;

Votes of note: Jon Justice, two votes

Fashion & Style

6178 E. Speedway Blvd. 571-8400;

250 E. Congress St. 882-2939 2001 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-0508 6212 E. Speedway Blvd. 885-8392;

BUCK’S AUTOMOTIVE 4360 N. First Ave. 292-0904;



Best Car Wash METRO CAR WASH 3050 N. Oracle Road 5150 E. Speedway Blvd. (800) 844-0130;

Best Plant Nursery

Runners up:

2. HARLOW GARDENS 5620 E. Pima St. 298-3303;

3. DESERT SURVIVORS 1020 W. Starr Pass Blvd. 884-8806;

Best Pet Supplies Store PETSMART Various locations Runners up:

2. PETCO Various locations BOT4 WWW.TuCsON WEEKLY.COM

1821 E. Prince Road 325-2150; Runners up:


Runners up:

Best Goth/Leather Shop



419 N. Fourth Ave. 623-9854;

145 E. Congress St. 791-3711

Best Home Furnishings

S. SILVERBERG AND SONS 5420 E. Broadway Blvd., No. 202 750-1250;

Runners up:

2. DARK STAR LEATHER 2940 N. Swan Road, No. 129 881-4700;



427 N. Fourth Ave. 792-3343;

3660 E. Fort Lowell Road 795-0316;

Best Hair Salon

MESQUITE VALLEY GROWERS 8005 E. Speedway Blvd. 721-8600


250 E. Congress St. 882-2939 2001 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-0508 6212 E. Speedway Blvd. 885-8392;

3. SIMONIZ CAR WASH Various locations

47 S. Sixth Ave. 388-9091 421 N. Fourth Ave. 629-1999;

4755 E. Grant Road 325-9955;

5845 E. Broadway Blvd. 571-2001 290 W. Fort Lowell Road 292-6330;

Various locations





2. SAM LEVITZ FURNITURE 3750 W. Orange Grove Road 531-9905 3430 E. 36th St. 624-7443 100 N. Pantano Road 917-2410;

3. TRES AMIGOS 5975 E. Broadway Blvd. 751-9776 6431 N. Thornydale Road 531-0090 4443 E. Speedway Blvd. 547-3247;

5350 E. Broadway Blvd., No. 160 747-1388;

422 N. Fourth Ave. 622-3297;

Best Resale/Vintage Clothing



Best Tattoo Parlor

2905 E. Skyline Drive 577-7772;

Runners up:



735 N. Fourth Ave. 740-1201;


Various locations


Best Jewelry 427 N. Fourth Ave. 792-3343;


Westin La Paloma Resort 3666 E. Sunrise Drive 742-7866;

5055 E. Speedway Blvd. 326-0167;



Runner up:


Runners up:

Best Auto Repair

429 E. Sixth St. 623-1002;

Runners up:

Best Clothing Fashions (Locally Owned)

Runners up:


Best Antiques/Kitsch/ Collectables

Various locations Runners up:

2. ROBERT MARKLEY SALON SPA 5350 E. Broadway Blvd., No. 160 747-1388;

3. THE COYOTE WORE SIDEBURNS 630 N. Fourth Ave. 623-7341;

Best Day Spa GADABOUT SALONSPAS Various locations

Runners up:

2. TATTOO ARTISTRY 1680 N. Country Club Road 792-1322;


Best Florist INGLIS FLORISTS 2362 E. Broadway Blvd. 622-4641 6468 N. Oracle Road 297-1158 3840 W. Ina Road 744-0200; Runners up:

2. MAYFIELD FLORIST 7181 E. Tanque Verde Road 885-6987 1610 N. Tucson Blvd. 327-3987;

3. SAVON FLOWERS 2902 E. Speedway Blvd. 323-7323 1665 E. 18th St., No. 111 903-2252;

Best Eyeglass/ Optical Retailer LESCO OPTICAL Various locations Runners up:

2. ALVERNON OPTICAL Various locations

3. COSTCO 1650 E. Tucson Marketplace 791-7340 6255 E. Grant Road 886-6377 3901 W. Costco Drive 797-1980;


Runners up:

Runners up:

2. FRANK, KLPX FM 96.1


Various locations

Best Local TV Newscast KVOA CHANNEL 4


Runners up:



Best Bookstore for New Books BARNES AND NOBLE 5130 E. Broadway Blvd. 512-1166 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd., No. 100 742-6402;

Best Radio Station for News KUAZ FM 89.1/AM 1550

3. REDBOX Various locations


Runners up:

Best Country Music Station

4044 E. Speedway Blvd. 320-3780;


2. KXCI FM 91.3


Runners up:


1930 E. Grant Road 325-5767 3733 W. Ina Road 579-0303 6230 E. Speedway Blvd. 748-9555;

Runners up:

Runners up:

2. KXCI FM 91.3


214 N. Fourth Ave. 326-6661;

KRQQ FM 93.7

Best Rock Music Station KFMA FM 92.1/101.3

2. KLPX FM 96.1



3. R-GALAXY 2420 N. Campbell Ave. 322-0422;

Best Video Games Store re GAMESTOP Various locations

6208 E. Speedway Blvd. 571-0110;

Runners up:


Best Independent Bookstore ANTIGONE BOOKS

Runners up:

Runners up:

2595 N. First Ave. 670-0100;


3. KMIY FM 92.9, AKA “MY 92.9”

Best Comics/Games Shop 4533 E. Broadway Blvd. 321-4376;

Best Pop Music Station



Best Bookstore for Used Books

Runner up:

Best Bike-Riding


KIIM FM 99.5

7366 N. Paseo del Norte 742-6455;

Country Club Road, just north of 22nd Street 791-4873;

411 N. Fourth Ave. 792-3715;


3370 E. Speedway Blvd. 327-3340 3655 N. Oracle Road 887-6898; Runners up:

3. KXCI FM 91.3

Runners up:


Runners up:

1930 E. Grant Road 325-5767 3733 W. Ina Road 579-0303 6230 E. Speedway Blvd. 748-9555;

2150 N. Alvernon Way 326-9686;




Best Retail Music Store


Best Public Garden

411 N. Fourth Ave. 792-3715;

1930 E. Grant Road 325-5767 3733 W. Ina Road 579-0303 6230 E. Speedway Blvd. 748-9555;

Runners up:

3. KXCI FM 91.3



1930 E. Grant Road 325-5767 3733 W. Ina Road 579-0303 6230 E. Speedway Blvd. 748-9555;

5420 E. Broadway Blvd., No. 230 908-6648;

Best Radio Personality JON JUSTICE, KQTH FM 104.1, AKA “THE TRUTH” Runners up:


3. FRANK, KLPX FM 96.1

Best Radio Talk Show (Host) JON JUSTICE, KQTH FM 104.1, AKA “THE TRUTH”


OUTDOORS Best Urban Landscaping ng

214 N. Fourth Ave. 326-6661;


Best Video Store

Runners up:


7366 N. Paseo del Norte 742-6455;

2905 E. Speedway Blvd. 326-6314;


3. SCOTT AVENUE OCTOBER 18– 24, 2012





Best Recreation Area in Southern Arizona SABINO CANYON; Runners up:



5045 E. Speedway Blvd. 325-1554;


Runners up:

2. REI 160 W. Wetmore Road 887-1938;

3. SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE 3945 W. Costco Drive 877-4500;



311 E. Seventh St. 622-6488;;

Runners up:

Runners up:

44 W. Sixth St. 628-7950;



Best Backpacking Trail SABINO CANYON (GENERAL); Runners up:





3. FAIR WHEEL BIKES 1110 E. Sixth St. 623-3761;

Best Sporting Goods BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS Various locations Runners up:


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605 E. Wetmore Road 888-1000 5045 E. Speedway Blvd. 325-1554;

3. REI 160 W. Wetmore Road 887-1938; Runners up:




Best Park GENE C. REID PARK 22nd Street and Country Club Road

Best Playground BRANDI FENTON MEMORIAL PARK 3482 E. River Road Runners up:

2. GENE C. REID PARK 22nd Street and Country Club Road

3. HIMMEL IMMEL PARK Runners up:



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1000 N. Tucson Blvd.

Best Outdoor Recreation Store SUMMIT HUT 605 E. Wetmore Road 888-1000

OCTOBER 18– 24, 2012




Best Fun for the Whole Family

Best Mexican FastFood/Drive-Thru

Best Burrito

Best Toy Store



1100 S. Randolph Way 791-4022;


Various locations

Runners up:

Runners up:


Runners up:



2. TOYS “R” US

6503 E. Tanque Verde Road 296-2366;

Various locations

Various locations

2930 E. Broadway Blvd. 320-5669;

5355 E. Broadway Blvd. 748-8697 4525 N. Oracle Road 293-8905 4500 N. Oracle Road 293-3254;


Various locations Runners up:




Various locations

2021 N. Kinney Road 883-2702;

More candidates for Moron of the Year: Taco Bell, 24 votes



Best Salsa

5201 S. 12th Ave. 295-9005 2480 N. Oracle Road 882-8977 5802 E. 22nd St. 790-6000;

2905 E. Skyline Drive, No. 186 615-6266;

Best Mexican

1220 E. Prince Road 323-1022 750 N. Kolb Road 296-1122;

Best Clothing Store



Best Sonoran Hot Dogs EL GUERO CANELO


110 E. Pennington St. 622-6400;

6216 E. Speedway Blvd. 881-8438;

Runners up:



1750 E. Fort Lowell Road 325-0362;

5201 S. 12th Ave. 295-9005 2480 N. Oracle Road 882-8977 5802 E. 22nd St. 790-6000;


Runners up:

Various locations


Runners up:

2. GYMBOREE 4500 N. Oracle Road 293-2119 2905 E. Skyline Drive 615-1183 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. 219-6063;

Runners up:

1220 E. Prince Road 323-1022 750 N. Kolb Road 296-1122;

3. EL CHARRO CAFÉ Various locations




5850 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive 572-6890 7785 N. Oracle Road 297-7130 199 N. Pantano Road 886-0848;

1813 S. Fourth Ave. 622-5081;

849 N. Anita Ave. 882-5280

3. AQUI CON EL NENE Food truck at corner of Wetmore and Flowing Wells roads

R.I.P.: J Bar, nine votes Runners up:


2. ST. MARY’S MEXICAN FOOD 1030 W. St. Mary’s Road 884-1629


6225 E. Speedway Blvd. 886-5468; 4240 E. Grant Road 829-9993; 3001 N. Campbell Ave. 762-7676;

Various locations

Candidate for Moron of the Year: “There is no good Mexican in Tucson.”

Best Birthday Party Place

2680 N. First Ave. 207-2245 5118 S. 12th Ave. 295-0105;

Best Fish Tacos RUBIO’S


Various locations

2455 N. Silverbell Road 624-4512;

Runners up:

2. TAQUERIA PICO DE GALLO 2618 S. Sixth Ave. 623-8775

Runners up:



3248 N. Freeway Industrial Loop, No. 108 888-9198;

2905 E. Skyline Drive, No. 246 232-1007;


Best Huevos Rancher Rancheros

6130 E. Speedway Blvd. 745-8800;

Best Catered-toKids Restaurant

TERESA’S MOSAIC CAFÉ 2455 N. Silverbell Road 624-4512; Runners up:



Various locations

3843 E. Pima St. 881-2710;

Runners up:



Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St. 798-1618;

4660 E. Camp Lowell Drive 298-3421;

3. CHUCK E. CHEESE’S 6130 E. Speedway Blvd. 745-8800;


Best Empanadas MAMMA LLAMA’S EMPANADAS 2418 N. Craycroft Road 546-4994;

Runners up:

2. LA ESTRELLA BAKERY 5266 S. 12th Ave. 741-0656 100 S. Avenida del Convento 344-8463

3. LE CAVE’S BAKERY 1219 S. Sixth Ave. 624-2561

Best Guacamole GUADALAJARA GRILL 1220 E. Prince Road 323-1022 750 N. Kolb Road 296-1122;


7131 E. Broadway Blvd. 722-6000 7265 N. La Cholla Blvd. 797-7444;

Various locations

Best French

Best Breakfast

Runners up:

2. BLUE WILLOW 2616 N. Campbell Ave. 327-7577;

3. CUP CAFÉ Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St. 798-1618;

Runners up:

Best Brunch



2905 E. Skyline Drive, No. 246 232-1007;

5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road 529-3500;


Runners up:

Various locations


Best Tamales TUCSON TAMALE COMPANY 2545 E. Broadway Blvd. 305-4760; Runners up:

2. LERUA’S 2005 E. Broadway Blvd. 624-0322

Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St. 798-1618;

3. BLUE WILLOW 2616 N. Campbell Ave. 327-7577;

Best Chinese GUILIN HEALTHY CHINESE RESTAURANT 3250 E. Speedway Blvd. 320-7768

3. EL CHARRO CAFÉ Various locations

Best Menudo TERESA’S MOSAIC CAFÉ 2455 N. Silverbell Road 624-4512; Runners up:

2. TANIA’S 614 N. Grande Ave. 622-0685;

3. TIE MICHA’S RESTAURANT 2908 S. Fourth Ave. 623-5307;

Runners up:

2. LOTUS GARDEN 5975 E. Speedway Blvd. 298-3351;


Best Greek OPA! 2990 N. Campbell Ave., No. 130 327-2841 Runners up:

2. ATHENS ON FOURTH AVENUE 500 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6886;

RIGO’S RESTAURANT 2527 S. Fourth Ave. 882-9323;


3. TIE FRONIMO’S GREEK CAFÉ 3242 E. Speedway Blvd. 327-8321;

GHINI’S FRENCH CAFFÉ 1803 E. Prince Road 326-9095; Runners up:

2. LE RENDEZ-VOUS 3844 E. Fort Lowell Road 323-7373;

3. LE DELICE BAKERY AND CAFÉ No longer in business

Best Indian SAFFRON INDIAN BISTRO 7607 N. Oracle Road, No. 101 742-9100; Runners up:

2. SHER-E-PUNJAB 853 E. Grant Road 624-9393;

3. GANDHI CUISINE OF INDIA 150 W. Fort Lowell Road 292-1738;

Best Italian VIVACE 4310 N. Campbell Ave. 795-7221; Runners up:

2. CARUSO’S 434 N. Fourth Ave. 624-5765;

3. MAMA LOUISA’S 2041 S. Craycroft Road 790-4702;

Best Japanese YOSHIMATSU HEALTHY JAPANESE EATERY 2660 N. Campbell Ave. 320-1574; Runners up:

2. SAKURA 6534 E. Tanque Verde Road 298-7777

3. SUSHI GARDEN 3048 E. Broadway Blvd. 326-4700 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., No. 312 877-8744;


OCTOBER 18– 24, 2012






Runners up:

Best Middle Eastern/African

2660 N. Campbell Ave. 320-1574;

2616 N. Campbell Ave. 327-7577;


ZEMAM’S ETHIOPIAN CUISINE 2731 E. Broadway Blvd. 323-9928;

Various locations

Best Thai

Best Late-Night Eats





5039 E. Fifth St. 795-1715;

2564 E. Grant Road 323-7739;

758 S. Stone Ave. 370-7000;

Various locations

Runners up:

Runners up:



Best Specialty Foods

2511 E. Speedway Blvd. 323-6555;

266 E. Congress St. 207-8201;



9 E. Congress St. 882-8143;

534 N. Fourth Ave. 622-6868;

Runners up:

3. ZAYNA MEDITERRANEAN 9105 E. Tanque Verde Road, No. 103 749-4465 4122 E. Speedway Blvd. 881-4348;

Best Modern Cuisine FEAST 3719 E. Speedway Blvd. 326-9363;

Best Vietnamese MISS SAIGON 1072 N. Campbell Ave. 320-9511;

Runners up:

CASUAL DINING Best Casual Dining


Runners up:


3025 N. Campbell Ave. 325-3333;


266 E. Congress St. 207-8201;

6304 E. Speedway Blvd. 571-1338;

3. DOWNTOWN KITCHEN + COCKTAILS 135 S. Sixth Ave. 623-7700;

Runners up:

2564 E. Grant Road 323-7739;

2870 E. Skyline Drive 529-3354;

3719 E. Speedway Blvd. 326-9363;


2990 N. Campbell Ave., No. 120 325-7766;

711 E. Blacklidge Drive 792-0630;

3. RED LOBSTER 3. THE TASTEFUL KITCHEN 722 N. Stone Ave. 250-9600;

Best Steakhouse

Best Caterer

Runners up:

2. BLUE HOUSE CATERING 7831 E. Wrightstown Road, No. 113 791-0835;

Best Upscale Cuisine



5975 E. Speedway Blvd. 298-3351;

5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road 529-3500;

Best Diner

Runners up:


Runners up:

2201 E. River Road 299-6092;

2. VIVACE 4310 N. Campbell Ave. 795-7221;

3. SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE 3. CAFÉ POCA COSA 110 E. Pennington St. 622-6400;

Best Sushi

LITTLE ANTHONY’S DINER 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 296-0456; Runners up:

2. FRANK’S RESTAURANT 3843 E. Pima St. 881-2710;

Best Outdoor Seating



2938 E. Grant Road 326-6163;

201 N. Court Ave. 622-0351; Runners up:

Runners up:



60 N. Alvernon Way 326-6000;




3719 E. Speedway Blvd. 326-8383;

2905 E. Skyline Drive, No. 289 615-3970;

Best Delicatessen

Best Vegetarian/Vegan


3048 E. Broadway Blvd. 326-4700 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., No. 312 877-8744;

840 E. 17th St. 792-2588;

5071 E. Fifth St. 325-3354;





7053 N. Oracle Road 531-8500;

1785 E. River Road 299-4275;

Various locations

621 N. Fourth Ave. 882-7575;

Runners up:

6360 N. Campbell Ave. 529-5017;





Runners up:

2744 N. Campbell Ave. 881-8883

Runners up:

Various locations

2805 E. Skyline Drive 232-6340;

3. PHO 88



R.I.P.: The Grill, 34 votes

Best Organic Food Store FOOD CONSPIRACY CO-OP 412 N. Fourth Ave. 624-4821;

Runners up:


627 S. Vine Ave. 792-3173;

Best Custom Cakes NADINE’S PASTRY SHOPPE 4553 E. Broadway Blvd. 326-0735; Runners up:

2. CAKE BOUTIQUE 5420 E. Broadway Blvd., No. 240 745-5277;

3. VILLAGE BAKEHOUSE 7882 N. Oracle Road 531-0977;

Best Desserts THE B LINE 621 N. Fourth Ave. 882-7575; Runners up:

2. SOMETHING SWEET DESSERT LOUNGE 5319 E. Speedway Blvd. 881-7735;

3. BEYOND BREAD 3026 N. Campbell Ave. 322-9965 6260 E. Speedway Blvd. 747-7477 421 W. Ina Road 461-1111;



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Runners up:

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Runners up:

Best Ice Cream




1797 E. Prince Road 322-6297;

431 N. Fourth Ave. 207-6970;

Various locations




Various locations

326 N. Fourth Ave. 740-1541;

Best Veggie Burger

Best Pizza



2990 N. Campbell Ave., No. 120 325-7766;

534 N. Fourth Ave. 622-6868;

HUB RESTAURANT AND ICE CREAMERY 266 E. Congress St. 207-8201; Runners up:

2. FROST, A GELATO SHOPPE 7131 N. Oracle Road, Suite 101 797-0188 7301 E. Tanque Verde Road 886-0354 2905 E. Skyline Drive, No. 286 299-0315;

Best Barbecue BRUSHFIRE BBQ CO. 2745 N. Campbell Ave. 624-3223 7080 E. 22nd St. 867-6050;

Runners up:

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Runners up:




446 N. Campbell Ave., No. 120 207-1991;

4911 N. Stone Ave. 408-7427;

Various locations



1865 E. River Road 299-7799 6390 E. Grant Road 298-2020; restaurants/zinburger-wine-burger-bar

Various locations

4565 N. Oracle Road 888-1512;


Best Fresh-Baked Bread

Best Burger

1730 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-0338;



3026 N. Campbell Ave. 322-9965 6260 E. Speedway Blvd. 747-7477 421 W. Ina Road 461-1111;

1865 E. River Road 299-7799 6390 E. Grant Road 298-2020; restaurants/zinburger-wine-burger-bar

Best Sandwich

3. ROCCO’S LITTLE CHICAGO 2707 E. Broadway Blvd. 321-1860;

Best Wings WINGSTOP Various locations

BEYOND BREAD 3026 N. Campbell Ave. 322-9965 6260 E. Speedway Blvd. 747-7477 421 W. Ina Road 461-1111;

Runners up:

2. ROCCO’S LITTLE CHICAGO 2707 E. Broadway Blvd. 321-1860;

3. WINGS OVER BROADWAY 5004 E. Broadway Blvd. 323-8805;



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Best Bagels BRUEGGER’S BAGELS Various locations Runners up:

2. EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS Various locations

3. ARIZONA BAGEL AND DELI 177 N. Church Ave. 623-3300;

Best Smoothies XOOM JUICE 245 E. Congress St. 903-2224 2739 E. Speedway Blvd. 321-9666 6222 E. Speedway Blvd. 790-9666; Runners up:

2. JAMBA JUICE Various locations

Runners up:

2. CAFFE LUCE 943 E. University Blvd., No. 191 207-5504 4205 N. Campbell Ave., No. 125 395-0266;

SPIRITS & NIGHTLIFE Best Beer Selection on Tap 1702

3. SAVAYA COFFEE MARKET 5350 E. Broadway Blvd., No. 174 747-3200;

1702 E. Speedway Blvd. 325-1702;

2. ZONA 78

CAFFE LUCE 943 E. University Blvd., No. 191 207-5504 4205 N. Campbell Ave., No. 125 395-0266;


Runners up:

2. RAGING SAGE 2458 N. Campbell Ave. 320-5203;

3. STARBUCKS Various locations

2960 N. Campbell Ave. 327-6200;

Best-Tasting Local Brew 3850 E. 44th St. 745-9175 6464 E. Tanque Verde Road (bistro) 269-6309;




Best Buffet

Runners up:

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. 797-2652;

2. TIE CAFÉ PASSE 415 N. Fourth Ave. 624-4411;

GUADALAJARA GRILL 1220 E. Prince Road 323-1022 750 N. Kolb Road 296-1122; Runners up:

Best Billiards



3325 N. First Ave. 887-7312;


245 E. Congress St. 272-8949;

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VISUAL ARTS Five decades of work by Barbara Rogers is on display at the Tucson Museum of Art

After the Storm BY MARGARET REGAN, tropical storm blew into Hawaii during Thanksgiving week in 1982. Raging across the tropical paradise, it reached hurricane strength, leveling thousands of buildings. Artist Barbara Rogers was visiting the islands, planning to soak up inspiration for her magical realist paintings. But Hawaii’s Hurricane Iwa not only tossed houses by the hundreds into the sea, and took some human lives; it also swept away Rogers’ longtime painterly preoccupations. For years, she had been making hyperrealist paintings of fantasy gardens. Bursting with exotic flowers, greenery and erotically charged nudes, the paintings had won her a fair amount of renown in San Francisco in the 1970s. But after seeing the devastation, Rogers could no longer conceive of nature as pristine and benign, a place of refuge. She began to paint nature as a thing both mercurial and dangerous. Abandoning her controlled, photorealist painting technique, she embraced wild brushwork and abstracted shapes. That dramatic change is documented in Barbara Rogers: The Imperative of Beauty, a Fifty-Year Retrospective, a sprawling show at the Tucson Museum of Art. “Three Nudes and a Samurai Bowsman,” 1972, is a typical painting from before the storm. Three handsome young nudes—one man and two women—stand in a green bower under a canopy of tropical leaves. (Rogers wittily tweaks the art historical tradition of male painters turning their gaze on nude women— the only one of her three nudes whose body is fully exposed is the man.) Seated to the right of the figures, Buddha-like, is a samurai in traditional garments. For all its erotic charge, the picture is cool and disciplined, tightly composed. As she did with most of her paintings in those years, Rogers used an airbrush—the tool of a commercial artist—to spray her paint on the canvas. Untouched by the human hand, its surface is smooth, flat, almost mechanical. The storm freed her. Once she experienced Hurricane Iwa, her slick airbrush work gave way to brushy expressionism; tidy compositions ceded to rebellious colors and messy shapes. In “After the Storm,” 1985, her orderly paradise has been replaced by a turbulent sea. Abstracted fragments of debris tumble through the waves, their triangular shape suggesting a tempesttossed boat and a roof gone rogue. Even the colors break out. The cool and controlled greens of her earlier gardens metamorphose into hot yel-


lows and tropical turquoise. Like Adam and Eve after the Fall, the humans have been expelled, never to return to Rogers’ work. Thoughtfully organized by Julie Sasse, the museum’s chief curator, the retrospective travels through a half-century of changing painting styles. The shifts are surprising to anyone who knows only Rogers’ serene work of the last 20 years—elegant paintings of floating seed pods and decorative spirals. Rogers, now 75, is retired from teaching at the UA, where she was a beloved prof for almost two decades. Originally a country girl from Ohio, she trained at Ohio State, specializing in life-drawing, and picked up a bachelor’s degree in art in 1959. Heading west to immerse herself in the heady art scene in San Francisco, she studied with renowned artists like Richard Diebenkorn, master of California light. Bay Area artists were ricocheting between abstraction and figuration, and in a couple of small drawings that Rogers produced in 1962 at Berkeley, where she got her master’s degree, you can feel the young artist trying to marry the abstraction of her professors with her penchant for figuration. A rudimentary human figure in an untitled ink drawing is made up of a couple of black slashes. A second ink work is pure abstraction, a nice patchy composition of black, white and gray shapes that presages the space and elements in her mature paintings. Rogers soon turned to the figure in earnest, turning out hyperrealist works that captured the ’70s zeitgeist. Painted with a pop-art, almost-hallucinogenic sensibility, these flat paintings featured glistening glass, red-painted fingernails or a foot in a pair of red stiletto heels (“Claude’s Arm and Donna’s Leg,” 1978). She wasn’t the only young artist trying out hyperrealism in the 1970s. But many photorealists (most of them men) delighted in painting the world’s shiny machines, its metal cars on slick streets, its telephone wires strung against the sky. Rogers instead made what you might call hyperfantasy. Every leaf and flower in her imaginary gardens was meticulously rendered, but these were not places she’d run into on Telegraph Avenue. In fact, she has written that she began painting her fantasy gardens during Berkeley’s tumultuous years, as an escape from the craziness of the streets. They were the idyllic gardens of her imagination, the Garden of Eden come to life in airbrushed paint. Hurricane Iwa can’t take all the credit for Rogers’ mid-’80s switch to freer work. If you look at the slick “Delphic Tripod,” 1984, you see a style coming to its logical conclusion. This col-

Barbara Rogers’ “A Flamingo in the Garden lithograph (cropped). lection of geometries—cones, spheres, triangles, cylinders—in silvery teal is the last of the airbrush works in the show. It’s brilliantly composed, sharp, elegant—and cold. You can almost sense Rogers straining to set herself free. Ever since the sea change wrought by the storm, the artist has been making a different kind of nature art. She loves to paint and draw the complicated creations of nature—odd seed pods, cactus skeletons, plant tendrils—and assemble these elements into compositions divided into densely colored background panels. She moved to Tucson in 1990, and the desert’s warm golds and yellows have mostly supplanted the crisp cool greens of her coastal years. A set of small California earth-toned works (the “Tropical Debris” series) is particularly lovely. Made in the late ’80s, these mixed-media abstractions still carry a little menace, a hint of the storm in their swaths of brown and gold. Rogers nowadays works in a host of media. She uses oil instead of acrylics, giving her paintings more time to dry, and she sometimes works in waxy encaustics, adding waxy textures to the oils. She travels the world, especially India of late, checking out plants and humans. She’s still making gardens, but they’re simpli-

of the Empress,” 1983, 13-color plate

Barbara Rogers: The Imperative of Beauty, a Fifty-Year Retrospective 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, through Sunday, Jan. 13 Tucson Museum of Art 140 N. Main Ave. $10 adults; $8 seniors; $5 college students; free 18 and under, museum members, military and veterans 624-2333; Also: Barbara Rogers lectures at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, followed by a sale and signing of her book, Barbara Rogers: The Imperative of Beauty; free with museum admission

fied and sanctified. Meditative spaces divided into bands of color, they no longer have plants growing from the soil. Instead, they’re afloat or airborne. In paintings like the beautiful “Hothouse Hybrids #2,” 2001, leaves and flowers and cells and spirals drift across passages of yellow orange and light earth-green. Rogers found a way to get herself back to the garden, as Joni Mitchell advised, and this one is stardust and golden. OCTOBER 18 – 24, 2012



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OPENING THIS WEEK ARTWORKS 1509 E. Helen St. 621-9427. Building Together, Growing Together, an exhibition of works by 24 artists with developmental disabilities, will be on display from 2 to 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19. An artist presentation takes place at 4 p.m. Work will be on sale, with proceeds to benefit ArtWorks. LOUIS CARLOS BERNAL GALLERY Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery. PCC West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. 206-6942. P.O.V.: Interpreting the Human Figure opens Monday, Oct. 22, and runs through Friday, Dec. 7. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, a gallery talk takes place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; a reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m.; and exhibiting artist Bailey Doogan gives a lecture at 7 p.m. Ann Lane Hedlund, curator of ethnology at the Arizona State Museum, lectures at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Recital Hall. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday; and before most evening performances in the Center for the Arts, where the gallery is housed; free. REVOLUTIONARY GROUNDS Revolutionary Grounds. 606 N. Fourth Ave. 620-1770. An exhibit of works by Thomas Greyeyes, Averian Chee, Westley Narro-Castro, Brent Jensen and Gilbert Kanuho takes place from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19; free. TEMPLE GALLERY Temple Gallery. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 624-7370. Toshi Ueshina: Photographs of the All Souls Procession opens Friday, Oct. 19, and continues through Tuesday, Nov. 27. A reception takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; free. Call 622-2823, or e-mail for more information. YIKES TOYS AND GIFT-O-RAMA Yikes Toys. 2930 E. Broadway Blvd. 320-5669. Yikes Toys’ art department introduces two new artists, Herb Stratford and Velvet Glass, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free. Also present are Catherine Eyde, Valerie Galloway and Vicki Lázaro, whose works are also on display.

CONTINUING AGUA CALIENTE PARK RANCH HOUSE GALLERY Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery. 12325 E. Roger Road. 749-3718. Paint Out in the Parks, an exhibit of works by the Tucson Plein Air Painters, continues through Thursday, Nov. 8. Hours are 9 to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, until Thursday, Nov. 1; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, thereafter; free. Call 615-7855, or email for more information. ALL SOULS PROCESSION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION COMPETITION Studio 455. 455 N. Ferro Ave. An exhibit of images representing death as interpreted by many photographers continues through Saturday, Nov. 3. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 and 27, and Nov. 3; and 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2; free. AMITY FOUNDATION’S DRAGONFLY GALLERY Amity Foundation’s Dragonfly Gallery. 146 E. Broadway Blvd. 628-3164. A Retrospective of the Art of Pedro Restrepo-Palez, featuring the historian and diplomat’s paintings, continues through Thursday, Nov. 8. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; free. Call 628-3164, ext. 210, for more information. ATLAS FINE ART SERVICES Atlas Fine Art Services. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 622-2139. THE ORIGIN OF VISION by means of naturally descrip-


tive line and/or the preservation of the favoured mark within the creative process, VOLUME 1: DRAWING, an exhibit of works on paper by Karine Falleni, Jerry Jacobson and Andrew Polk, continues through Saturday, Nov. 24. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and by appointment Monday and Tuesday; free. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PAVILION GALLERY UA Medical Center South Campus. 2800 E. Ajo Way. 874-2000. Meditations, a series of large-scale abstract photographic works by Tucsonan Pete Trexler, continues through Monday, Nov. 26. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 1:30 to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; free. BICAS ART ANNEX AND GALLERY BICAS Art Annex. 44 W. Sixth St., No. 1D. (503) 2015011. Foundlings, a selection of art, jewelry and functional objects referencing bicycles or cycling culture, or created from re-purposed bicycle parts and materials, continues through Saturday, Oct. 27. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; 6 to 9 p.m., the first Saturday of every month; and by appointment; free. For more information, email CONRAD WILDE GALLERY Conrad Wilde Gallery. 439 N. Sixth Ave., Suite 195. 622-8997. Strange Botany, including works by Barbara Rogers, John Randall Nelson and Mary Meyer, continues through Saturday, Oct. 27. A reception takes place from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. Hours are noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday; free. Visit for more information. CONTRERAS GALLERY Contreras Gallery. 110 E. Sixth St. 398-6557. Bestiario/ Bestiary, a collection of new works featuring real and fantastic creatures in cut paper by Marcy Miranda Janes and paintings by Martin Quintanilla, continues through Saturday, Oct. 27. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; free. Visit for more information. DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY Davis Dominguez Gallery. 154 E. Sixth St. 629-9759. Take Five, a group landscape-painting exhibit, continues through Saturday, Nov. 3. 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 for info. DESERT ARTISANS’ GALLERY Desert Artisans’ Gallery. 6536 E. Tanque Verde Road. 722-4412. Desert Hues of Autumn, an exhibit of work by local artists, continues through Sunday, Nov. 25. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday. Visit for more information. THE DRAWING STUDIO The Drawing Studio. 33 S. Sixth Ave. 620-0947. Sanctuary, an exhibit of works by the Drawing Studio’s teaching artists that represents the sanctuary our community provides to refugees, and Flight: Midcentury Masters Interpret the Escape for Survival, a collection of prints by 20th-century masters highlighting the struggle of refugees fleeing violence, continue through Saturday, Nov. 3. A gallery talk and faculty panel take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19; $5 suggested donation. The exhibits are a collaboration with the International Rescue Committee in Tucson, the Tucson Jewish Community Center and the Tucson Museum of Art. Hours are noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; free. ETHERTON GALLERY Etherton Gallery. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders, a collection of documentary photography, continues through Saturday, Oct. 27. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; and by appointment; free. Visit for more information. THE GRADUATE GALLERY, VISUAL ARTS GRADUATE RESEARCH LAB Visual Arts Graduate Research Laboratory. 1231 N. Fremont Ave. Gone, a multimedia exhibition by Lisette Chavez and Nyla Hurley, continues through Monday, Oct. 29. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; free. IRONWOOD GALLERY Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. Fiesta Sonora, a group exhibit of paintings reflecting the varied aspects of the Sonoran Desert, continues through Sunday, Oct. 28; free with admission. The exhibit is in partnership with the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily; $14.50 ages 13 and older, $4.50 children 6 to 12, and free ages 5 and younger. JOEL D. VALDEZ MAIN LIBRARY Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 594-5500. Exhibits of photography by Brian Powell, sculpture by Bonnie Gibson, and entries in the Worlds of Imagination fantasy art contest for teens, plus a

display created by Many Mouths One Stomach for the All Souls Procession, continue through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Models That Tell a Story: The Art of Dioramas and Vignettes, an exhibit of various types of models, runs through Thursday, May 31, 2013. Library 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; free. Call 791-4010, or email for info.

UA POETRY CENTER UA Poetry Center. 1508 E. Helen St. 626-3765. From Here and Far Away: Artist’s Books, Pages and Paintings, a one-woman show featuring the work of Beata Wehr, continues through Friday, Dec. 7. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday; free. Call or visit poetrycenter. for more information.

JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY Joseph Gross Gallery. 1031 N. Olive Road, No. 108. 626-4215. Cheryl Molnar’s Subdivision #3, an installation exploring the paradox of suburban living, continues through Wednesday, Jan. 9. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; free. Visit galleries for more information.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH Unitarian Universalist Church. 4831 E. 22nd St. 7481551. Southwest Images by Deb Bagoy Skinner, a collection of multimedia work, continues through Sunday, Nov. 4. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday through Friday; 11:30 to 1 p.m., Sunday; and by appointment on Tuesday; free.

KIRK-BEAR CANYON BRANCH LIBRARY Kirk-Bear Canyon Branch Library. 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. 594-5275. Line+Color+Design+Whimsy=The Art of Deanna Thibault continues through Tuesday, Oct. 30. 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.

WOMANKRAFT WomanKraft. 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976. Mosaics and Collage continues through Saturday, Oct. 27. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; free.

MARK SUBLETTE MEDICINE MAN GALLERY Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery. 6872 E. Sunrise Drive. 722-7798. Journeys Out of the West, an exhibit of paintings by P.A. Nisbet, continues through Friday, Nov. 2. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday; free. Visit for more information.

FLORENCE QUATER GALLERY Southwest University of Visual Arts Florence Quater Gallery. 2538 N. Country Club Road. 325-0123. An exhibit of faculty-member Camden Hardy’s photography, and faculty-member Rachel Stiff’s large-scale abstract paintings on irregular canvases, closes Friday, Oct. 19. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; free. Visit for more information.

MONTEREY COURT CAFE GALLERY Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Café. 505 W. Miracle Mile. 207-2429. Rustic Landscape, a collection of abstract photography by Mia Larocque, continues through Sunday, Nov. 11; free. Visit montereycourtaz. com for more information. MURPHEY GALLERY Murphey Gallery. St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. Collectively Independent: Fine Art of Virginia Carroll and Becky Neideffer, showcasing drawings with colored pencils and soft pastels, continues through Thursday, Nov. 8. Hours are from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday; free. PHILABAUM GLASS GALLERY AND STUDIO Philabaum Glass Gallery and Studio. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. The gallery celebrates the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass Movement with Glass Pioneers, an exhibit of works by Micheal Nourot and Cynthia Miller, continuing through Friday, Nov. 30. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; free. Call or visit for more info. QUANTUM ART GALLERY Quantum Art Gallery. 505 W. Miracle Mile, No. 2. 9077644. In Finem in Principio, an exhibit of works exploring the past and future by Nicole Carter and Clayton Schwarder, continues through Thursday, Nov. 29. Hours are 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; free. RITA WATTERS ART GALLERY AND CRAFTERS GIFT SHOP Rita Watters Art Gallery and Crafters Gift Shop. 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road, No. 27. 777-7034. Fine Art and Photography for the Halloween Season, an exhibit of work by Rita Watters and Wendy DeAsis, continues through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Demonstrations of the Bob Ross technique take place throughout the day, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27. Hours are 3:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; and 12:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; free. SANTA MUERTE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL Sacred Machine. 245 E. Congress St., Suite 123. 7777403. A festival featuring international artists and musical performances continues through Wednesday, Nov. 7. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday through Friday; and 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday; free. Visit for a complete schedule. SHERATON HOTEL AND SUITES Sheraton Hotel and Suites. 5151 E. Grant Road. 3236262. Fall/Winter Fine Art Exhibit, featuring works by members of the Southern Arizona Arts Guild, continues through Sunday, April 7, 2013. The exhibit is open 24 hours, daily, on the first and second floors; free. TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDENS Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 3269686, ext. 10. Life-sized and dancing skeletons created and decorated by Tucson artists are displayed along the gardens’ pathways through Sunday, Nov. 4, to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Bellos Adornos, a photographic exhibit celebrating decorative traditions in MexicanAmerican homes and gardens throughout Tucson, continues through Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Education Building. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily; $13, $4 age 4 through 12, free younger child, $12 student, senior and military personnel. Visit


LIONEL ROMBACH GALLERY Lionel Rombach Gallery. 1031 N. Olive Road. 6264215. it’s always ourselves we find in the sea, an exhibit of works by Neal Galloway and Daniel Cheek, closes with a reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and noon to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; free.

OUT OF TOWN TUBAC CENTER OF THE ARTS Tubac Center of the Arts. 9 Plaza Road. Tubac. (520) 398-2371. Temporary Meditations and Mandalas: Patterns in Nature continues through Sunday, Nov. 11. Buddhist monks paint sand mandalas daily, Monday through Saturday, Nov. 5 through 10. Dean Pielstick lectures on mandalas from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in a partnership with the Tubac Buddhist Meditation Center; $20. Cathi Stillman gives a workshop, “Mandala-Making: Journey to the Center,” from 10 a.m to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10; $60, $50 member. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and noon to 4:30 p.m., Sunday; free. VENTANA MEDICAL SYSTEMS GALLERY Ventana Medical Systems Gallery. 1910 E. Innovation Park Drive, Building No. 2. Oro Valley. 887-2155. An exhibit of two-dimensional work in a range of media, representing artists who are, or are inspired by, cancer survivors, continues through Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. An artists’ reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18. Hours are by appointment. WYATT EARP HOUSE AND GALLERY Wyatt Earp House and Gallery. 102 E. Fremont St. Tombstone. (520) 457-3111. Art Inspirations, a multimedia exhibit of several artists’ works inspired by Western photographs, continues through Monday, Oct. 29. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Monday; free.

UPCOMING ETHERTON GALLERY Etherton Gallery. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. An exhibit of photographs by John Loengard, Ralph Gibson and Harry Callahan opens Tuesday, Oct. 30, and continues through Saturday, Jan. 5. A reception takes place from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; and by appointment; free. Visit for info. FIBER ARTS FRIDAY Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. 1 Burruel St. Tubac. 398-2252. Fiber art enthusiasts gather from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the last Friday of every month; $5, $2 ages 7 through 13, free younger child. Bring knitting, crocheting, spinning or quilting for uninterrupted project time hosted by members of the Southwest fiber Arts resource Group. MADARAS GALLERY Madaras Gallery. 3001 E. Skyline Road, Suite 101. 615-3001. Color and Joy, an exhibit of 20 new paintings in watercolor and acrylic by Diana Madaras, is featured at a reception from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28; free. An RSVP is requested by Thursday, Oct. 25.

ANNOUNCEMENTS CALL FOR ARTISTS BICAS. 44 W. Sixth St. 628-7950. Submissions of art, jewelry or functional objects referencing bicycle-related topics or created from recycled bicycle parts and cycling gear are sought for ongoing commission-sales in the BICAS gallery. Submissions received by Monday, Oct. 29, are showcased during the Tucson Fall Open Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11. Work received by Monday, Nov. 26, is included in a benefit art auction Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2. Art should be ready to install, and may be dropped off at BICAS during business hours, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. CALL FOR ARTISTS Tucson Arts Brigade seeks artists to create work on 22-by-30-inch high-quality paper that will be provided. The finished works will be included in a traveling artshow fundraiser, and auctioned sometime in 2013. Artists receive promotion, plus 30 percent of the auction amount for their work. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Nov. 30. Email, or visit for more guidelines. CALL FOR ARTISTS Tucson International Airport. 7250 S. Tucson Blvd. 573-8100. The Tucson Airport Authority seeks proposals from Southern Arizona artists for temporary exhibits in the airport’s three galleries in 2013. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, Oct. 31. Call 573-8187; visit for details and an application. CALL FOR ARTISTS AND ARTISANS WomanKraft. 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976. Applications to sell art and craft items in WomanKraft’s annual holiday bazaar are due Saturday, Oct. 20. The bazaar runs from Saturday, Nov. 3, through Saturday, Dec. 22. Items must sell for $1 to $100. Call 3433107 to apply and for more information. CALL FOR POSTER ART FOR THE ALL SOULS PROCESSION Solar Culture. 31 E. Toole Ave. 884-0874. Monday, Oct. 22, is the deadline for sumissions for the All Souls Procession poster competition; $25 submission fee. Art selected Best of Show by host and curator Steven Eye of Solar Culture and the board of directors of the All Souls Processing wins a $500 honorarium and the opportunity to design the artwork for the 2013 All Souls Procession. Drop off hang-ready submission between 2 and 6 p.m. any day. An opening and award ceremony takes place from 7 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25; free.

MUSEUMS EVENTS THIS WEEK ARIZONA HISTORY MUSEUM Arizona History Museum. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Meet people from Tucson’s past as you walk through the museum’s exhibits at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26; $10, $5 child ages 11 and younger. Light refreshments are provided. Parking is free at the garage on the corner of Euclid Avenue and Second Street. Call 886-3363, or email for reservations. 100 Years: 100 Quilts continues through Saturday, Dec. 29. The quilts, created for the state’s centennial, depict Arizona landscapes, cultures, historical places and unique events. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday; $5, $4 senior or age 12 through 18, free younger child. Visit for more information. ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM Arizona State Museum. 1013 E. University Blvd. 6216302. Many Mexicos: Vistas de la Frontera, including the ceramics exhibit Talavera Contemporanea, runs through Friday, Nov. 30. A closing reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15. A World Separated by Borders, an exhibit of photography by Alejandra Platt-Torres, continues through Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. The exhibit explores the humanity and the economics that both unite and divide border culture. Basketry

Treasured, an exhibit of 500 pieces from the museum’s collection of Southwest American Indian basketry, which is the world’s largest, continues through Saturday, June 1, 2013. 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 for more information. CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY Center for Creative Photography. 1030 N. Olive Road. 621-7968. An exhibit for the Arizona Centennial, Made in Arizona: Photographs From the Collection, which showcases 20th-century photographs, continues through Sunday, Nov. 25. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; free. Visit 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 for more information. MINI-TIME MACHINE MUSEUM OF MINIATURES Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive. 881-0606. The exhibit No Small Parts: The Role of Scale Models in Theater Set Design continues through Sunday, Nov. 11. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m., Sunday; $9, $8 senior or military, $6 age 4 to 17, $6 adults Thursday through Dec. 27, free younger child. Visit for more information. MOCA MOCA. 265 S. Church Ave. 624-5019. Vinjon Global Corp: Quietly Taking Over the World, featuring works by Hunter Jonakin and Jordan Vinyard, runs through Sunday, Dec. 2. A curator talk takes place from noon to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19; free with admission. Peter Young presents an artist’s talk at 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3. An exhibit of Young’s large-scale abstract paintings from the 1960s to the present continues through Sunday, Jan. 13. Regular gallery 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 for more information. TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Mat Bevel performs I Am Consume, a performance-art work featuring his kinetic art characters, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, in the lobby. Art + the Machine runs through Sunday, July 14, 2013. The Shape of Things: Four Decades of Paintings and Sculpture continues through Sunday, Jan. 6. Barbara Rogers: The Imperative of Beauty, a 50-year Retrospective continues through Sunday, Jan. 13. Henri Matisse: The Pasiphaé Series and Other Works on Paper runs through Sunday, Jan. 20. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday; $10, $8 senior, $5 college student with ID, free age 18 or younger, active military or veteran with ID, and TMA members; free the first Sunday of every month. Visit for more information. UA MUSEUM OF ART UA Museum of Art. 1031 N. Olive Road. 621-7567. Exhibitions featuring Sol LeWitt, who is among the founders of both Minimal and Conceptual art, and David Headly, who specializes in large-scale triptychs, close Sunday, Oct. 21. An exhibit of drawings and prints from the UA Museum of Art’s permanent collection runs through Sunday, Jan. 6. In Relief: German Op-Art Ceramics, a first-ever exhibit of a midcentury movement in porcelain, runs through Sunday, Jan. 27. The Samuel H. Kress Collection and the altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo are on display until further notice. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; and noon to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; $5, free member, student, child, faculty and staff with ID. Visit artmuseum.arizona. edu for more information.

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and artist Paul Mirocha take place from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; $5, $3 student. The event kicks off the “POG at Tumamoc Hill Writing Project,” in which POG invites eight to 15 local writers to meet regularly on Tumamoc Hill, from November through February. Call 615-7803 for more information.

LITERATURE EVENTS THIS WEEK ARIZONA 100: ESSENTIAL BOOKS FOR THE CENTENNIAL UA Library Special Collections. 1510 E. University Blvd. 621-6423. “Arizona 100: A Community Discussion,” a forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, encourages conversation about the current exhibit Arizona 100: Essential Books for the Centennial. Inspired by the state’s centennial, the showcase of 100 books that define the cultural, historical, environmental and political landscape of Arizona, from the Spanish Colonial era to the present, continues through Friday, Dec. 14. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; free. BILL CARTER: BOOM, BUST, BOOM Antigone Books. 411 N. Fourth Ave. 792-3715. Bill Carter discusses his new book, Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal That Runs the World, at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19; free. A Q&A session follows. DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH Bookmans. 3733 W. Ina Road. 579-0303. William Karl Thomas discusses and signs his book A Place for Us, a biography of activist and former polio poster child Wendy Wolf, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free. EDUCATION APPRECIATION WEEK Barnes and Noble. 5130 E. Broadway Blvd. 512-1166. All Educator Appreciation Week activities are free. Thursday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m.: Nook in the Classroom. Friday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m.: essay contest awards with district officials from TUSD and the Tanque Verde School District, and a presentation by author James Vollbracht. Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m.: high-tea closing event. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE Friends of the Pima County Public Library. 2230 N. Country Club Road. 795-3763. Recently discarded library books are for sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Monday, Oct. 19 through 22; free admission. Books are half-price Sunday, and $5 per bag Monday. GECKO GALS SIGNING Tucson Women’s Club. 6245 E. Bellevue Road. 296-3142. Carol Costa, Mary Ann Hutchinson, Jude Johnson, Ashleen O’Gaea and Dewanne Tremont sign their latest books from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free. Call 293-6373 for more information. HORROR BOOKS SIGNING Bookmans. 3733 W. Ina Road. 579-0303. Tucson authors James Gurley and Keith Pyeatt sign copies of their books from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; free. Visit and JIM MITCHELL: OUR LADY OF THE NORTH Clues Unlimited. 3146 E. Fort Lowell Road. 326-8533. Tucsonan Jim Mitchell discusses and signs his latest mystery, Our Lady of the North, featuring Tucson private investigator Brinker, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free. POG POETRY READING/PRESENTATION The Drawing Studio. 33 S. Sixth Ave. 620-0947. A poetry reading and presentation by poet Eric Magrane

ANNOUNCEMENTS ANTIGONE BOOKS Antigone Books. 411 N. Fourth Ave. 792-3715. Mention Tucson Weekly’s Pride issue and get a free rainbow bumper sticker and 20 percent off any one GLBT book or DVD, through Thursday, Nov. 1. FOURTH WEDNESDAY MYSTERY BOOK GROUP Mostly Books. 6208 E. Speedway Blvd. 571-0110. A mystery book club meets at 7 p.m., on the fourth Wednesday of every month; free. The Oct. 24 selection is Martin Walker’s Bruno, Chief of Police: A Novel of the Freanch Countryside. 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 of each month; free. The selection for Oct. 18 is Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese. Copies of each month’s reading selection are available at the first-floor information desk. Parking for two hours is validated for the lot below the library. Participants bring lunch. Call 791-4010 for more information.

LECTURES EVENTS THIS WEEK ART LECTURES AT DUSENBERRY LIBRARY Dusenberry River Branch Library. 5605 E. River Road. 594-5345. Docents from the UA Museum of Art and the Tucson Museum of Art give talks from 2 to 3 p.m., the second and fourth Tuesday of every month; free. Oct. 23: “Street Art: Adventures in Urban Expression,” Carlye Dundon, TMA. ART NOW! CONTEMPORARY ART SINCE 1980 MOCA. 265 S. Church Ave. 624-5019. Art historians offer differing, and occasionally opposing, perspectives on iconic works, and invite the audience to join the debate in a salon setting, at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24; and Nov. 7, 14 and 28; $15, $10 member. Wine and snacks are served. Call or visit for dates and topics. CONSTITUTIONAL CONTROVERSY IN THE 2012 ELECTIONS Temple Emanu-El. 225 N. Country Club Road. 3274501. Madeline Kochen, retired assistant professor, University of Michigan School of Law, presents “Gay Marriage and Abortion”; and Roy G. Spece, professor of Law, Constitutional Law, and Law and Medicine presents “Health Care Reform: The Supreme Court’s Limited Consideration and Beyond,” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24; free.


Feast with the Dearly Departed October 27, 2012 5 to 8:30 p.m. $8 adults, $4 children

Tucson Botanical Gardens 2150 N. Alvernon Way (520) 326-9686

TOHONO CHUL PARK Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Horse Country: Horses in the Southwest, Depicting the Role of Horses in Southwestern History, opens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, with a reception for its artists and artists from the Water exhibit, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 20. The Children’s Artwork Exhibition continues through Saturday, Nov. 3. Water: An Exploration in Prints, an exhibition of works by members of the Arizona Print Group, continues through Sunday, Nov. 11. Gallery hours are 9 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 for more information.

Day of the Dead procession Mummer painting Mariachi music Food and Drink Storytelling Funded by the Southwestern Foundation for Education and Historical Preservation and the Arizona Humanities Council OCTOBER 18 – 24, 2012





‘DISCOVER ART’ LECTURE SERIES Woods Memorial Branch Library. 3455 N. First Ave. 594-5445. Docents from the UA Museum of Art lecture from 2 to 3 p.m., the third Friday of every month; free. Oct. 19: “Twisting Traditions in Sculpture,” Fleurette and Marc Wallach. THE ELLY KAY FUND FOR EMERGING ARTISTS LECTURE MOCA. 265 S. Church Ave. 624-5019. Phoenix farmer and artist Matt Moore presents a video exploring shifting relationships between commercial agriculture and suburbia, development and destruction, and mankind and the land, at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free. FOR THE BIRDS Kirk-Bear Canyon Branch Library. 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. 594-5275. Teen and adult backyard birders and novices who want to learn more can learn from education specialists from Tohono Chul Park, from 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; free. FORUMS ON MENTAL ILLNESS St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. Sharon Nielsen and the Rev. Greg Foraker lead forums on mental health at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 and 28; free. Oct. 21: Understanding Depression; Oct. 28, “Addiction and Depression.” GILA MONSTERS IN OUR MIDST DuVal Auditorium, UA Medical Center. 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 694-0111. Kevin Bonine discusses population ecology in and near Saguaro National Park, from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Oct. 21; free. The talk covers the role of reptiles and amphibians in our Sonoran Desert ecosystem, then focuses on Bonine’s research involving the park’s Gila monsters. Call 297-9919 for more information. HUMANITIES WEEK UA Poetry Center. 1508 E. Helen St. 626-3765. Life-long learners attend a week-long lecture series showcasing professors from the College of Humanities on a variety of topics, through Friday, Oct. 19; free. On Thursday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 5 p.m.: Katherine Hayles, professor of literature at Duke University presents “The Technological Sublime, Virtual Money and Physical Violence: Suarez’s Daemon and Freedom”; and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Ken McAllister, professor and director of the graduate program in rhetoric, composition and the teaching of English, presents “What Do Memes Remember: A Meditation on the Viral Spread of Ideas.” On Friday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 4 p.m.: Fabian Alfie, professor of Italian and head of the Department of French and Italian, presents “Dante’s Poetry of Insult: Dante’s#&@%! Tenzone With Forese Donati”; from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thomas Kovach, professor of German studies, presents “Parental Issues: Nazi Progeny in WarEra Germany”; and from 6:15 to 9 p.m., representatives of the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies present “Moscow Is Burning!: Russian Poetry, Music and Mayhem.” Call 626-4319, or visit humanities.arizona. edu/week for more information. LGBT 101 FORUM First United Methodist Church. 915 E. Fourth St. 6226481. Stephen Russell, director of the UA School of Family and Consumer Science, leads a forum about the changing understanding of human sexuality, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; free. A light lunch is served. Cal 622-6481 for more information. RICHARD MISRACH: RECENT-PROJECTS ARTIST’S TALK AND BOOK-SIGNING Center for Creative Photography. 1030 N. Olive Road. 621-7968. Richard Misrach discusses his role as a pioneer in the renaissance of color photography and largescale presentation as represented in his ongoing series, Desert Cantos, at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18; free. SAL TIRRITO: BETTER LIVING THROUGH PLANT-BASED EATING Tucson Association of Realtors. 2445 N. Tucson Blvd. 327-4218. Sal Tirrito leads a seminar on plant-based eating and how to manage blood sugars, at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, and Nov. 12; $20. Call 297-9060, ext. 1333, or visit to register and for more information.

UPCOMING SUSAN MEISELEAS: PHOTOGRAPHING INTERNATIONAL NEWS Center for Creative Photography. 1030 N. Olive Road. 621-7968. Susan Meiselas talks about her work photographing global strife since 1976 for Magnum Photos, at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25; free.


BOOKS Tucsonan Darrell James brings back Del Shannon for a Sonoran adventure

Drugs and Prophecy BY CHRISTINE WALD-HOPKINS, t’s not just the international borderline that gets crossed in the new Del Shannon crime thriller, Crossing Sonora; you’ve also got marriage-vow lines, legal lines and loyalty lines. And then there’s the normal/paranormal line. Or not. When last we saw Del Shannon, she’d been blasting away at a shooting range to exorcise the demons from the loss of her mother. This time, when we first see her, she’s blasting away at that shooting range to exorcise the demons from the death of a former lover. That the lover had, in fact, been married to someone else (and lied about it) only aggravates the loss. Tucson writer Darrell James has created a character who points a pistol at inanimate objects when life smacks her down. In his 2011 debut novel, Nazareth Child, James took Tucson private investigator Shannon out of the desert to infiltrate a religious cult in Kentucky. In Sonora Crossing, he takes advantage of the lucrative local drug-smuggling corridors to let her work in her own backyard. Once Shannon has assuaged her grief by firing off 30 expert rounds—and then taking in a quickie with a rodeo cowboy—she considers accepting a new assignment: A 6-year-old Arizona girl has been kidnapped by her druglord uncle and taken into Mexico. The uncle—Santos de la Cal, “The Assassin of Sonora”— believes the child has prophetic powers, and he’s reputed to consult her when he plans drug deliveries. Shannon’s job would be to locate and retrieve her. Shannon hesitates to accept it until she finds, in the child’s bedroom, a wall of newspaper clippings about herself—Del Shannon, crack locator of missing persons. That the girl had also clipped a photo of Shannon’s ex-, a cop ostensibly murdered by a cuckolded husband, seals the deal, and she’s off to Mexico. The Sonora depicted in this novel isn’t the beach-and-margaritas one the state tourist bureau would paint. The violence of competing drug cartels is featured, along with recent U.S. State Department travel warnings. Add to that the description of Santos’ dungeon/prison/penthouse digs in a rusty copper-mining area, the stranglehold his gang has on the population of the region, and the Wild West quality of Sonora’s desert and mountain areas, and you could well come away with the impression that northern Mexico is a pretty darn dangerous place.


Sonora Crossing

TOP TEN Antigone Books’ best-sellers for the week ending Oct. 12, 2012 1. A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America Tom Zoellner, Viking ($26.95)

By Darrell James Midnight Ink 360 pages, $14.99

At play in the narrative—in addition to the search for the kidnapped girl, Aurea—are Shannon’s unsettled personal life; La Banda, an armed group of Mexican civilians challenging Santos’ violent reign (led by the handsome Francisco Estrada); and the question of the child. Aurea has a compelling, but mute, presence. She communicates with her eyes and selective pointing. Her uncle sees it as prophetic, but any true capacity for “prophecy” is viewed skeptically by some, and anxiously by others. James sets up a classic good-guy/bad-guy conflict between Shannon and Santos, but some of the other characters range in the murky space between. The first character we see killed, for example, is attempting to extricate himself from Santos’ corrupt circle. It’s an impulse we’ll see again: Easy money and power tempt the poor and powerless, and then they’re stuck on the wrong side. In a pivotal subplot, the regional captain of the federales, Nesto Para, who is firmly on Santos’ payroll, finds himself conflicted. He feels some sympathy for La Banda, and Santos is suspicious of him. Santos tests Para’s loyalty, and Para sweats out a session in front of Aurea’s piercing gaze. When Estrada is called upon to help Shannon and needs police support, Para faces a decision that puts his life on the line. James has lots of narrative balls in the air, but he keeps the action relatively unburdened by thematic freight or nuanced character development. Shannon does her job, and she’s bolstered by a little cross-border romance with Estrada. Most of the plot is original and entertaining, with one rather predictable element overshadowed by another terrific surprise— but the end might have one twist too many. Del Shannon is a character you’d like to continue to follow. She’s smart, sexy, tough and adventurous—a female P.I. who doesn’t depend on men. And James has her engaged in situations with some interesting psychological implications. As for the little girl’s powers in Sonora Crossing: James drops an academic hint that some new-agers believe there are highly “evolved” children, known as “Indigo children” for the color of the aura they emit. As for the question of whether this child crosses over into that category, James leaves the answer satisfyingly ambiguous.

2. The Tools: Transform Your Problems Into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity Phil Stutz and Barry Michels, Spiegel and Grau ($25)

3. Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World Lisa Randall, Ecco ($16.99)

4. The Casual Vacancy J.K. Rowling, Little, Brown ($35)

5. A Guide to Southern Arizona’s Historic Farms and Ranches: Rustic Southwest Retreats Lili DeBarbieri, History ($19.99)

6. Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom Rick Hanson with Richard Mendius, New Harbinger ($17.95)

7. This Is How You Lose Her Junot Díaz, Riverhead ($26.95)

8. Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy E.L. James, Vintage ($15.95)

9. Cloud Atlas: A Novel David Mitchell, Random House ($15)

10. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern Stephen Greenblatt, W.W. Norton ($16.95) Lili DeBarbieri

CINEMA Various horror themes are blended together in this sick and twisted treat

Featuring: A Moron!

TOP TEN Casa Video’s top rentals for the week ending Oct. 14, 2012

BY BOB GRIMM, enjoy watching Ethan Hawke getting the shit scared out of him. He spends much of Sinister in this mode, so I enjoyed the film, to a certain extent. Sinister is a kooky stew of horror themes, including the isolated writer, found-footage deaths, haunted houses and scary children. They are presented in a sporadically creepy fashion by director Scott Derrickson, with Mr. Hawke at the center of it all, expertly hyperventilating. Hawke plays Ellison Oswalt, a true-crime author 10 years removed from his last big success and looking for inspiration. He moves his family into a house where another family was hung from a tree in the backyard. Derrickson actually starts his movie off with the image of the family being hanged; it’s just one of the film’s many haunting images. Oswalt finds a box of home movies (along with a rather disgusting scorpion) in the attic, and sets about watching them. This is the first of many bad decisions Oswalt will make. (Actually, it’s the second if you count Oswalt moving into this creepy house in the first place.) The movies are snuff films compiled since the ’60s, and they totally suck to watch. One depicts a family being drowned in lounge chairs in their pool; another shows a different family having their throats slit. Oswalt gets the notion that perhaps he should call the police—but fame beckons, and he concludes that all of this will contribute to one helluva book. Oswalt, like many horror film protagonists, is a genuine idiot. As the horror factor ratchets up, Oswalt sticks around the house. His young son crawls out of a box screeching, looking not unlike Linda Blair doing the spider-walk thing in that cut scene from The Exorcist. However, Oswalt just puts the kid to bed and goes back to watching snuff films. A local deputy (James Ransone) steps in to help Oswalt with some fact-finding. Turns out the murders are all connected in a way that should provide Oswalt with yet another reason to move out. Instead, he stays. That same deputy connects Oswalt with a professor type (Vincent D’Onofrio) who informs him that symbols found at the murder sites are connected to an ancient monster called Bughuul that eats children’s souls. Upon hearing this, Oswalt has another cup of coffee and continues his research. As I stated before, Oswalt is a genuine idiot. Derrickson, who also co-wrote the screenplay, has a gift for telegraphing his scares …


1. Prometheus 20th Century Fox

2. Dark Shadows Warner Bros.

3. The Raven 20th Century Fox

4. Rock of Ages Warner Bros.

5. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 20th Century Fox

6. The Cabin in the Woods Lionsgate

7. Hysteria Sony

8. A Cat in Paris New Video

9. Red Lights Ethan Hawke in Sinister. yet still making them scary. He’ll put Hawke’s head in a dark frame, letting you know damn well that something else will soon appear. It appears … and it’s alarming. He’ll offer a moment of hesitation when you know a jolting sound will occur. That jolt eventually comes … and it’s still freaking scary. My face went cold many times watching this movie. People around me either got up and left, or started crying. A horror movie that makes people cry gets high marks from yours truly. Hawke does terrified with the best of them. Think of his looks of horror while observing Denzel Washington breaking rules in Training Day, or that panicked expression on his face as things spun out of control in Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. He’s got a top-notch freaked-out face, and that look is employed well in this movie. As Oswalt’s stressed-out wife, Tracy, Juliet Rylance ruins just about every moment of the film she occupies. Her role isn’t written very well—she’s the typical “I just can’t take this anymore!” spouse. That said, many better actors and actresses have risen above the material when given poorly written characters. Rylance is a trumpet with a stinky sock stuck in the bell. As the two kids with a dad who blows at picking houses, Michael Hall D’Addario and Clare Foley make up for some of Rylance’s slack. Foley is especially good at occupying the stereotypical “creepy daughter who talks to ghosts”


Sinister Rated R

10. Werewolf: The Beast Among Us Universal

Starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance and James Ransone Directed by Scott Derrickson

Felicity Jones in Hysteria.

Summit, 110 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).

role. See? Foley got handed a hackneyed role and made something out of it. We only see the monster Bughuul in a few quick moments, but, boy, are those effective moments. There’s a sequence involving a swimming pool that definitely had me walking with quicker strides to my car in the dark parking lot after the movie. Bughuul is the sort of fake myth that is so rich, you will find yourself Googling him to see if he has an actual pagan history. He doesn’t; he’s completely made up. This tells me that the folks who wrote Sinister are pretty damn sick in the head. That’s an attribute that bothers me if the afflicted one is my next-door neighbor. However, when the guy making a horror movie is a little nuts, it’s a blessing. OCTOBER 18 – 24, 2012



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. Alex Cross (PG-13) Thu 9; Fri-Wed 11:55, 2:30, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 Argo (R) Thu 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30; Fri-Wed 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10 Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 (PG13) Thu 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55; Fri-Wed 11, 1:55, 4:40, 7:25, 10:05 End of Watch (R) Thu 1:15, 3:50, 6:25; FriWed 9 Finding Nemo 3D (G) ends Thu 1:45 Frankenweenie (PG) Thu 12, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45; FriWed 11:30, 1:45, 4, 8:30 Frankenweenie 3D (PG) Fri-Wed 6:15 Frankenweenie: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) ends Thu 11:05, 1:20, 3:35, 5:50 Here Comes the Boom (PG) Thu 11:55, 2:25, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05; FriWed 11:45, 2:20, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Thu 11:15, 3:45, 8:15; Fri-Sun 10:30, 3, 7:40; Mon-Wed 3, 7:40 Hotel Transylvania 3D (PG) Thu 1:30, 6, 10:30; FriWed 12:45, 5:20, 9:55 Looper (R) Thu-Wed 11:05, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:10 Paranormal Activity 4 (R) Thu 9, 10; Fri 12:01 a.m.; Fri-Wed 11:10, 1:30, 3:45, 6, 8:15, 10:30, 11 Paranormal Activity 4: The IMAX Experience (R) Thu 9; Fri 12:01 a.m.; FriSun 10:15, 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:30, 9:45; Mon-Wed 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:30, 9:45 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) Thu 11:50, 2:20, 4:55, 7:25; Fri-Wed 11:15, 2:05, 4:45, 7:25, 9:55 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu 11, 1:35, 4:15, 7:05, 9:45; Fri-Sun 10:45, 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40; MonWed 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40 Seven Psychopaths (R) Thu 11:20, 2:05, 4:50, 7:35, 10:10; Fri-Wed 11:30, 2:15, 5:10, 7:55, 10:25 Sinister (R) Thu 11:45, 2:45, 5:25, 8, 10:35; FriWed 11:50, 2:25, 5:25, 8, 10:35 Taken 2 (PG-13) Thu 11:35, 12:45, 2, 3, 4:25, 5:30, 6:45, 7:50, 10:15; Fri-Sun 10:40, 11:35, 1, 2, 3:15, 4:25, 5:30, 6:45, 7:50, 10:05; MonWed 11:35, 1, 2, 3:15, 4:25, 5:30, 6:45, 7:50, 10:05 Trouble With the Curve (PG-13) ends Thu 11:10, 4:20


Century El Con 20 3601 E. Broadway Blvd. 800-326-3264, ext. 902. Alex Cross (PG-13) FriWed 11:40, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10 Argo (R) Thu-Wed 12, 1:30, 2:55, 4:25, 5:50, 7:20, 8:45, 10:15 Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 (PG-13) Thu-Wed 11:20, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:25 End of Watch (R) Thu 2:15, 4:55, 7:40; Fri-Wed 11:40, 2:15, 4:55, 7:40, 10:15 Finding Nemo 3D (G) ends Thu 11:40 Frankenstein / Bride of Frankenstein Double Feature (Not Rated) Wed 2, 7 Frankenweenie (PG) ThuWed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:25 Frankenweenie 3D (PG) ends Thu 1, 3:20, 5:40, 8 Here Comes the Boom (PG) Thu-Wed 11:30, 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Thu 11:50, 2:20, 4:45, 7:05; Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:20, 4:45, 7:05, 9:50 Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day (Not Rated) Thu 7:30 Looper (R) Thu 11:30, 1, 2:15, 5, 6:35, 7:45, 10:30; Fri-Wed 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 The Master (R) Thu 12:50, 4:05; Fri-Tue 12:50, 4:05, 7:15, 10:20 Paranormal Activity 4 (R) Thu 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30; Fri 12:01 a.m., 12:05 a.m., 12:10 a.m., 12:15 a.m.; Fri-Sat 11:45, 1:15, 2, 3:30, 4:15, 5:45, 6:30, 8, 8:45, 10:15, 11; Sun-Wed 11:45, 1:15, 2, 3:30, 4:15, 5:45, 6:30, 8, 8:45, 10:15 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) Thu 11:55, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:15; Fri-Wed 11:55, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:10 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu 11:50, 2:30, 3:50, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30; FriWed 11:50, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30 Searching for Sugar Man (PG-13) Thu-Wed 11:20, 1:30, 3:40, 5:50, 8, 10:10 Seven Psychopaths (R) Thu-Wed 11:20, 2, 4:40, 7:25, 10 Sinister (R) Thu 11:45, 1:10, 2:30, 3:45, 5:10, 6:20, 7:50, 10:30; FriWed 11:45, 1:10, 2:30, 3:50, 5:10, 6:30, 7:50, 9:10, 10:30 The Story of Levi Leipheimer (Not Rated) Tue 7:30 Taken 2 (PG-13) Thu 11:45, 12:35, 1:25, 2:10, 3, 3:50, 4:35, 5:25, 6:15, 7, 7:50, 8:40, 9:25, 10:15; Fri-Mon 11:45, 12:35, 2:10, 3, 4:35, 5:25, 7, 7:50, 9:25, 10:15; Tue 11:45, 12:35, 2:10, 3, 4:35, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15; Wed 11:45, 12:35, 2:10, 3, 4:35, 5:25, 7, 7:50, 9:25, 10:15

6:45, 9:45; Sun-Mon 12:50, 3:50, 6:45; Tue 12:50, 3:50, 6:45, 9:45; Wed 12:50, 3:50, 6:45 Brave (PG) Thu 12, 2:35, 5:05, 7:30; Fri-Sat 12, 2:35, 5:05, 7:30, 10:05; Sun-Mon 12, 2:35, 5:05, 7:30; Tue 12, 2:35, 5:05, 7:30, 10:05; Wed 12, 2:35, 5:05, 7:30 Bully (PG-13) ends Thu 12:40, 3 The Campaign (R) Thu 12:45, 3:25, 5:30, 7:35; Fri-Sat 12:45, 5:30, 9:55; Sun-Mon 12:45, 5:30; Tue 12:45, 5:30, 9:55; Wed 12:45, 5:30 The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) Thu 12:10, 3:35, 5:20, 7; Fri-Wed 12:10, 7 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) ends Thu 12:25, 2:40, 4:55 Dredd (R) Fri-Sat 12:40, 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:10; Sun-Mon 12:40, 3, 5:25, 7:50; Tue 12:40, 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:10; Wed 12:40, 3, 5:25, 7:50 Dredd 3D (R) Fri-Sat 4, 6:30, 9; Sun-Mon 4, 6:30; Tue 4, 6:30, 9; Wed 4, 6:30 The Expendables 2 (R) Thu 12:20, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40; Fri-Sat 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:20; SunMon 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45; Tue 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:20; Wed 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45 House at the End of the Street (PG-13) Fri-Sat 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:15; Sun-Mon 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40; Tue 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:15; Wed 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) Thu 12:05, 2:20, 4:35; Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:20, 4:40 Lawless (R) Fri-Sat 12:35, 3:45, 7:15, 10; Sun-Mon 12:35, 3:45, 7:15; Tue 12:35, 3:45, 7:15, 10; Wed 12:35, 3:45, 7:15 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG) Thu 12:30, 2:45, 5; Fri-Wed 12:20, 2:40, 4:55 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG-13) ends Thu 7:15 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Thu 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:25; Fri-Sat 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:25, 9:50; Sun-Mon 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:25; Tue 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:25, 9:50; Wed 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:25 ParaNorman (PG) Thu 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10; Fri-Sat 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35; SunMon 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10; Tue 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35; Wed 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10 Premium Rush (PG-13) Thu 12:35, 3:10, 5:25, 7:45; Fri-Wed 3:10, 7:35 Ted (R) ends Thu 6:50 Total Recall (PG-13) ends Thu 7:20 The Words (PG-13) FriSat 7:20, 9:40; Sun-Mon 7:20; Tue 7:20, 9:40; Wed 7:20

Century Gateway 12

Century Park Place 20

770 N. Kolb Road. 800-326-3264, ext. 962. The Bourne Legacy (PG13) Thu 12:50, 3:50, 6:45; Fri-Sat 12:50, 3:50,

5870 E. Broadway Blvd. 800-326-3264, ext. 903. Alex Cross (PG-13) FriWed 11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:15, 9:55

Argo (R) Thu 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7; Fri-Wed 11:35, 1:05, 2:35, 4:05, 5:35, 7:05, 8:35, 10:05 End of Watch (R) Thu 11:10, 1:50, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55; Fri-Wed 11, 1:45, 4:25, 7:10, 10:05 Frankenstein / Bride of Frankenstein Double Feature (Not Rated) Wed 2 Frankenweenie (PG) Thu 11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:05; Fri-Wed 11:50, 4:30, 9:10 Frankenweenie 3D (PG) Thu 12:30, 3, 5:25; FriWed 2:10, 6:50 Here Comes the Boom (PG) Thu 11:10, 12:35, 1:50, 3:15, 4:30, 5:55, 7:10; Fri-Wed 11, 12:35, 1:40, 3:15, 4:20, 5:55, 6:55, 8:30, 9:40 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Thu 11:05, 1:35, 4:05, 6:35, 9:10; Fri-Wed 11:20, 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Hotel Transylvania 3D (PG) Thu 12:20, 2:50, 5:15, 7:50, 10:20; FriWed 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:25 House at the End of the Street (PG-13) ends Thu 2:35, 8 Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day (Not Rated) Thu 7:30 Looper (R) Thu 1:15, 4:10, 7:05, 9:55; Fri-Wed 1:15, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 Paranormal Activity 4 (R) Thu 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30; Fri 12:01 a.m.; Fri-Wed 12, 1:10, 2:20, 3:30, 4:40, 5:50, 7, 8:10, 9:20, 10:30 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) Thu 11:20, 2, 4:45, 7:30, 10:05; Fri-Wed 11:45, 2:25, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu 11:45, 1:25, 4:20, 5:10, 7:20, 10:10; FriWed 1, 3:55, 6:45, 9:35 Seven Psychopaths (R) Thu 11:40, 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:20; Fri-Wed 11:25, 2:05, 4:50, 7:35, 10:25 Sinister (R) Thu 11:25, 2:10, 4:55, 7:45, 10:30; Fri-Wed 11:10, 1:50, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 The Story of Levi Leipheimer (Not Rated) Tue 7:30 Taken 2 (PG-13) Thu 11, 11:35, 12:10, 12:45, 1:30, 2:05, 2:40, 3:20, 4, 4:35, 5:05, 5:50, 6:30, 7:05, 7:35, 8:20, 9, 10:10; Fri-Tue 11:05, 11:55, 12:50, 1:35, 2:25, 3:20, 4:05, 4:55, 5:45, 6:35, 7:25, 8:20, 9:05, 10; Wed 11:05, 11:55, 12:50, 2:25, 3:20, 4:55, 5:45, 6:35, 7:25, 8:20, 9:05, 10 Trouble With the Curve (PG-13) Thu 11, 1:55, 4:40; Fri-Mon 11:30, 2:15, 5:05, 7:55; Tue 11:30, 2:15; Wed 11:30, 2:15, 5:05, 7:55

Century Theatres at the Oro Valley Marketplace 12155 N. Oracle Road. 800-326-3264, ext. 899. Alex Cross (PG-13) Thu 9; Fri 12:01 a.m.; FriWed 11:25, 2:05, 4:45,

7:20, 10 Argo (R) Thu-Wed 10:40, 1:35, 4:30, 7:25, 10:15 End of Watch (R) ends Thu 2:20 Frankenstein / Bride of Frankenstein Double Feature (Not Rated) Wed 2, 7 Frankenweenie (PG) Thu 11:45, 4:25, 9:10; FriWed 11:45, 4:20, 9:10 Frankenweenie 3D (PG) Thu 2:05, 6:50; Fri-Wed 2, 6:50 Here Comes the Boom (PG) Thu 11:10, 1:50, 4:35, 7:15, 9:55; Fri-Wed 11:10, 1:45, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Thu 11:35, 4:35, 9:35; Fri-Wed 11:30, 4:35, 9:35 Hotel Transylvania 3D (PG) Thu 2, 7; Fri-Wed 1:55, 7 Looper (R) Thu 10:55, 1:45, 4:40, 7:35, 10:25; Fri-Sat 10:55, 1:40, 4:40, 7:35, 10:25; Sun 4:40, 7:35, 10:25; Mon 10:55, 1:40, 4:40, 7:35, 10:25; Tue 10:55, 1:40 Paranormal Activity 4 (R) Thu 9; Fri 12:01 a.m.; Fri-Wed 12:35, 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:10 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu 10:45, 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 10:05; Fri-Wed 10:45, 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 10:05 Searching for Sugar Man (PG-13) ends Thu 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25 Seven Psychopaths (R) Thu 11:25, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:20; Fri-Wed 11:20, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:20 Sinister (R) Thu 11, 1:55, 4:50, 7:45, 10:30; Fri-Wed 11, 1:50, 4:50, 7:45, 10:30 The Story of Levi Leipheimer (Not Rated) Tue 7:30 Taken 2 (PG-13) Thu 10:50, 12, 1:15, 2:30, 3:45, 5, 6:15, 7:30, 10; Fri-Mon 10:50, 12, 1:15, 2:30, 3:45, 5, 6:15, 7:30, 8:45, 9:55; Tue 10:50, 12, 1:15, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 9:55; Wed 10:50, 12, 1:15, 2:30, 3:45, 5, 6:15, 7:30, 8:45, 9:55 Teatro alla Scala: L’altra Metà del Cielo (Not Rated) Sun 12; Tue 7 Trouble With the Curve (PG-13) ends Thu 11:30, 5:05

Cinema La Placita La Placita Village, Broadway Boulevard and Church Avenue. 326-5282. Desperately Seeking Susan (PG-13) Thu 7:30

Crossroads 6 Grand Cinemas 4811 E. Grant Road. 327-7067. Call for Fri-Wed film times Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG-13) Thu 11, 4:40 The Bourne Legacy (PG13) Thu 11:10, 2, 6:50, 9:40 Brave (PG) Thu 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30 The Campaign (R) Thu 3:25, 7:55, 9:55

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) Thu 11:20, 1:10, 4:30, 7:50 The Expendables 2 (R) Thu 5, 7:20, 9:45 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) Thu 11, 2:40 The Intouchables (R) Thu 1, 5:20 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG-13) Thu 9:20 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Thu 12, 2:20, 7 Sleepwalk With Me (Not Rated) Thu 4:50 Ted (R) Thu 9:50

Fox Tucson Theatre 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515. No films this week.

Gallagher Theater UA Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd. 626-0370. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) Sun 2, 5 Paranormal Activity 4 (R) Thu 7

Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18 5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz. 806-4275. Alex Cross (PG-13) FriSun 10:30, 11:40, 1, 2:10, 3:50, 4:50, 6:30, 7:30, 9:10, 10:10; MonWed 11:40, 1, 2:10, 3:50, 4:50, 6:30, 7:30, 9:10, 10:10 Argo (R) Thu 12:10, 1:20, 3:20, 4:20, 6:20, 7:20, 9:15, 10:15; FriSat 10:10, 12:30, 1:30, 3:20, 4:20, 6:20, 7:20, 9:15, 10:15; Sun 10:10, 12:30, 1:30, 3:20, 4:20, 6:20, 7:20, 9:15, 10:05; Mon-Wed 12:30, 1:30, 3:20, 4:20, 6:20, 7:20, 9:15, 10:05 Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 (PG-13) ends Thu 12, 3:10, 6:05, 9 End of Watch (R) Thu 8:10, 10:40; Fri-Wed 11, 4:10, 9:50 Finding Nemo 3D (G) ends Thu 12:30, 3, 5:30 Frankenweenie (PG) Thu 10:55, 1:15, 3:45, 6:15, 8:45; Fri-Sun 10:50, 3:45, 6:15; Mon-Wed 10:55, 3:45, 6:15 Frankenweenie 3D (PG) Thu 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15; Fri-Wed 1:15, 9 Here Comes the Boom (PG) Thu 11:30, 1:10, 2:10, 3:50, 4:50, 6:30, 7:30, 10:10; Fri 10:20, 11:20, 1:20, 2:20, 4, 5, 6:40, 9:20, 10:30; SatSun 10:20, 11:20, 1:20, 2:20, 4, 5, 6:40, 7:40, 9:20, 10:30; Mon-Wed 11:20, 1:20, 2:20, 4, 5, 6:40, 7:40, 9:20, 10:30 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Thu 11:15, 12:15, 1:45, 4:15, 5:15, 6:45, 7:45; Fri-Wed 11:50, 4:40, 7:10 Hotel Transylvania 3D (PG) Thu 2:45; Fri-Wed 2:15, 9:40 House at the End of the Street (PG-13) ends Thu 11 Looper (R) Thu 12:50, 4, 6:50, 9:40; Fri-Sun 10, 12:50, 4:15, 7:15, 10; Mon 12:50, 4:15, 7:15,

10; Tue 12:50, 4:15, 10; Wed 12:50, 4:15, 7:15, 10 Paranormal Activity 4 (R) Thu 9, 10, 11; Fri 12 a.m.; Fri-Sat 9:50, 10:40, 11:30, 12:20, 1:10, 2, 2:50, 3:40, 4:30, 5:20, 6:10, 7, 7:50, 8:40, 9:30, 10:20, 11:10; Sun 9:50, 10:40, 11:30, 12:20, 1:10, 2, 2:50, 3:40, 4:30, 5:20, 6:10, 7, 7:50, 8:40, 9:30, 10:20; Mon-Wed 10:50, 11:30, 12:20, 1:10, 2, 2:50, 3:40, 4:30, 5:20, 6:10, 7, 7:50, 8:40, 9:30, 10:20 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) Thu 11:50, 2:30, 5:10, 8, 10:35; Fri-Sat 12, 2:45, 5:30, 8:10, 10:50; SunWed 12, 2:45, 5:30, 8:10, 10:35 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu 12:40, 3:30, 6:40, 9:20; Fri-Wed 12:15, 3:10, 6:05, 9:05 Resident Evil: Retribution (R) ends Thu 9:05 Seven Psychopaths (R) Thu 10:50, 1:30, 4:10, 7:10, 9:50; Fri-Sun 9:55, 12:40, 4:05, 6:50, 9:45; Mon-Wed 12:40, 4:05, 6:50, 9:45 Sinister (R) Thu 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, 10:30; FriSat 11:45, 2:30, 5:15, 8, 11; Sun-Wed 11:45, 2:30, 5:15, 8, 10:40 Taken 2 (PG-13) Thu 12:20, 1, 2, 2:50, 3:40, 4:30, 5:20, 6:10, 7, 7:50, 9:30, 10:20; FriSat 12:10, 1:40, 2:40, 5:10, 6:45, 7:45, 10:40; Sun-Wed 12:10, 1:40, 2:40, 5:10, 6:45, 7:45, 10:15 Trouble With the Curve (PG-13) ends Thu 9:35

The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-7777. Call 795-0844 to check handicap accessibility The American President (PG-13) Wed 3:30 Arbitrage (R) Thu 12:30, 7:15; Fri 12, 4:40; Sat 12, 4:40, 7; Sun 4:40, 7; Mon 12, 5:30; Tue 12, 4:40, 7; Wed 12, 4:40 Blue Sunshine (R) Mon 8 Clue (PG) Fri-Sat 10 Genetic Roulette (Not Rated) Wed 7 Hello I Must Be Going (R) Thu 5 It’s Such a Beautiful Day (Not Rated) Thu 3:15 Killer Joe (NC-17) Thu 12:30, 9:45; Fri 10; Sat 5; Sun-Tue 5, 10; Wed 10 Liberal Arts (PG-13) Thu 5:15 National Theatre: The Last of the Haussmans (Not Rated) Sun 12 Please Vote for Me (Not Rated) Sat 12 Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG) Thu 10 The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) Sat 12 Samsara (PG-13) Thu 3; Fri-Wed 2:20 Side by Side (Not Rated) Tue 7:30 Stars in Shorts (Not Rated) Thu 7:30 VHS (R) Fri 7; Sat-Wed 10 The Well Digger’s Daughter (Not Rated) Fri 12, 7:30; Sat 2:30, 7:30;

Sun 12, 7:30; Mon 12, 2:30, 7:30; Tue 12, 2:30; Wed 12, 7:30

Oracle View 4690 N. Oracle Road. 292-2430. Call for Fri-Wed film times The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) Thu 12:20, 3:45, 6:40, 9:35 Brave (PG) Thu 11:45, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) Thu 12:30, 2:45 Hit and Run (R) Thu 11:30, 4:50, 7:10 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) Thu 11:25, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG) Thu 12:15 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG-13) Thu 1:50, 9:30 Men in Black 3 (PG-13) Thu 1:30 Moonrise Kingdom (PG13) Thu 5 Ted (R) Thu 2:25, 4:55, 7:30, 10 Total Recall (PG-13) Thu 7:20, 9:55

The Screening Room 127 E. Congress St. 882-0204. Portrait of a Zombie (Not Rated) Thu 8

Tower Theatres at Arizona Pavilions 8031 N. Business Park Drive. 579-0500. Alex Cross (PG-13) Fri 12:01 a.m.; Fri-Wed 12, 2:30, 5, 7:20, 9:45 Argo (R) Thu-Wed 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 End of Watch (R) ends Thu 11:35, 2:05, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35 Frankenweenie (PG) Thu 11, 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50; Fri-Wed 11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25 Here Comes the Boom (PG) Thu-Wed 11:30, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:35 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Thu-Wed 10:50, 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40 Looper (R) Thu 11:05, 1:35, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30; Fri-Wed 4, 6:40, 9:20 Paranormal Activity 4 (R) Thu 9:15; Fri 12:01 a.m.; Fri-Wed 11:25, 1:30, 3:35, 5:40, 7:45, 10 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) Thu 12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55; Fri-Wed 11:40, 2, 4:25, 6:45, 9:10 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50; Fri-Wed 11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25 Seven Psychopaths (R) Thu 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45; Fri-Wed 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:50 Sinister (R) Thu 10:55, 1:05, 3:15, 5:25, 7:45, 10; Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:25, 9:55 Taken 2 (PG-13) Thu-Wed 11:10, 1:20, 3:30, 5:40, 7:50, 10 Trouble With the Curve (PG-13) Thu 11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 6:45; Fri-Wed 11:05, 1:35


CINEMA This remake of a 72-year-old film features characters that feel familiar all these years later

A Family at War BY COLIN BOYD, arcel Pagnol’s influence on French cinema goes back to the 1930s. He made his early mark as a director, but Pagnol’s bigger contribution, at least by volume, was his writing. Many of his screenplays, stage plays and novels have been revisited time and again. This is the first remake of his 1940 film, The Well Digger’s Daughter. Speaking to the impact of Pagnol’s work in France overall, the film is directed by Daniel Auteuil, who appeared in perhaps the best-known Pagnol exports, the mid-’80s duo of Manon of the Spring and Jean de Florette. Auteuil is currently directing three more Pagnol adaptations as a trilogy. What is it about Pagnol’s catalog that appeals so widely to the French, and what makes these works so transferable across the Atlantic? It may involve how relatable Pagnol’s characters were then, and remain now. They have a genuine simplicity, even when faced with complex situations, that makes them feel very familiar. And in the case of The Well Digger’s Daughter, there is also the beautiful Provençal countryside and that florid dialogue. In the years before World War II, Pascal (Auteuil, directing himself) is trying to raise a half-dozen daughters on his own, on his meager salary from digging wells. The daughters help where they can, especially the eldest, 18-year-old Patricia (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey). Her father’s dream is to see Patricia marry his co-worker, Félipe (Kad Merad), despite their quarter-century age difference. Patricia is instead captivated by a young airman named Jacques (Nicolas Duvauchelle), who we later learn is the son of Pascal’s boss, a genealogy that complicates matters when Patricia carries Jacques’ child. When his regiment is called into duty, Jacques no-shows a final meeting with Patricia, leaving her pregnant and alone with no commitment from the father. Her own father more or less disowns her, citing the impact that a bastard child in the family would have on the prospects of her younger sisters. Félipe, still in love with Patricia, offers to marry her and raise the child as his own, but he, too, is called away to war. Undercutting the rural lifestyle that dominates the first 30 minutes of this film is the loud, messy unpredictability of the 20th century. We can assume that Pascal’s profession— proud as he is of his honest day’s work—will not last the rest of his life. Birds of war are in the air, and his daughter has committed a horrible sin that could have at that time


Reviews by Jacquie Allen, Colin Boyd and Bob Grimm.


Kevin James is a likable oaf of an actor. He’s not the funniest guy in the room, but he’s good-natured, doesn’t take himself too seriously and has a charming, goofy personality. It worked on TV; it’s worked in a couple of movies before; and it works again in Here Comes the Boom. He plays a high school teacher who, in an effort to save the school’s struggling music program (run by the nicest actor in show business, Henry Winkler), begins a side career as a mixed-martial-arts fighter. You could, in fact, buy the public Kevin James doing something like that. Here Comes the Boom provides James with a role that fits his personality and build; he plays it for laughs, and makes a minor social point. Though far from great, Boom jumps over a low bar with relative ease. Boyd

Gere) finds a potential buyer for his company. The only problem: His firm is hemorrhaging millions due to a bad investment in Russian copper mines, so he borrows heavily to cook the books and make up for the missing revenues. On the financial-drama scale, this isn’t as gripping as last year’s Margin Call, but this part of Arbitrage hangs together pretty well. However, there’s a wildly unnecessary subplot involving vehicular manslaughter and a poor effort to cover it up that takes the focus off of what could be a really interesting story. The subplot gives Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth something to do, but it reduces Arbitrage to little more than a Law and Order episode. Boyd



Astrid Bergès Frisbey in The Well Digger’s Daughter.

The Well Digger’s Daughter Not Rated Starring Daniel Auteuil, Astrid Bergès Frisbey and Nicolas Duvauchelle Directed by Daniel Auteuil Kino Lorber, 107 minutes Opens Friday, Oct. 20, at the Loft Cinema (795-7777).

marked the entire family as undesirable. The hook in The Well Digger’s Daughter is watching Pascal come to terms with everything all at once, even as he treats each ripple as a tidal wave. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey is another in the long tradition of beautiful young French actresses whose every move is utterly graceful, and whose every word is sublimely lyrical; Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Juliette Binoche, Audrey Tautou, Marion Cotillard—how do they do that so well, so often? Though she’s seemingly a lifetime older than her character at 26, Bergès-Frisbey brings incredible fragility to the role of Patricia, which makes Pascal’s perceived betrayal of his daughter even more heartbreaking. It is Auteuil, though, who moves this film forward. His direction is even, neither noticeably flawed nor noteworthy, although he had the sense to hire the great Alexandre Desplat to provide a terrific musical score. But his adaptation of Pagnol’s novel, and particularly his heavy-hearted performance as a man who cuts off his nose to spite his face, help carry The Well Digger’s Daughter beyond the ranks of just another French period piece. It says, quite convincingly, and with great ease, that the good old days and rough road ahead are what we make of them.

Writer Stephen Chbosky makes an impressive feature-directing debut with this adaptation of his semiautobiographical novel about high school kids in the early ’90s. Logan Lerman plays Charlie, a shy freshman who eventually winds up hanging out with a fringe group of students including Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson). The new friends help Charlie come out of his shell, and he ultimately realizes things about himself that need to be examined. Lerman is especially good as the film’s anchor, while Miller continues to exhibit the great talents he showed in We Need to Talk About Kevin. Watson gets to step away from Hermione, and she does so successfully, making Sam a complex, real kid. This is one of the better films about high school to come along in quite some time. Grimm V/H/S

A group of small-time criminals is hired to break into a house and steal an unusual, frightening video. There, they find a dead body and a trove of videotapes and TVs; as they try to find the specific tape, each of the men puts one in, and we see the bizarre stories that unfold on the screen. The idea behind this film—a series of found-footage short stories forms an anthology—is brilliant, but its execution is horrendous. One or two of the stories work on some level, but the poor acting and terrible writing bury them. The film tries various gimmicks, along with ultra-bloody gore, twists on standard horror-film contrivances and gratuitous nudity, but all are poorly utilized. At 116 minutes, V/H/S goes on far too long; it definitely could have used a re-edit. There are some decent ideas behind this film, though, and hopefully the sequel that’s currently in production can learn from its predecessor’s mistakes. Allen

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Obviously timely in the wake of attacks on American embassies throughout the Muslim world, Ben Affleck’s Argo recounts one of those formerly lost stories of history—lost, because it was never fully told until recently. When six Americans escaped the U.S. embassy in Tehran as it was being raided in 1979, the CIA had to act quietly to remove them from the home of the Canadian ambassador, where they fled. The official story about these refugees was not the real one. The real story, apparently, is that the CIA feigned a film production and attempted to smuggle out our six diplomats—out in the open—as members of a movie crew. Ben Affleck’s skills as a director now match his ascension: While Gone Baby Gone and The Town are quality, Argo is well-paced, focused, taut and absolutely terrific. Boyd KILLER JOE

Murders for hire almost never go off without a hitch in real life, and they’re even less-reliable in the movies. You either get stupid killers or stupid clients, or if you’re lucky (and Fargo is on cable), both. In William Friedkin’s Killer Joe, it’s the clients who don’t have it going on upstairs. Chris and Ansel (Emile Hirsch and Thomas Haden Church) hire badcop Joe (Matthew McConaughey) to kill a family member so they can claim the insurance money and pay off loan sharks. Sounds so easy, doesn’t it? Killer Joe is by no means a friendly motion picture, but the violence is pretty cartoonish and comes late enough in the proceedings that it’s hard to feel violated by it (despite the NC-17 rating). You should also know that this is the best Matthew McConaughey performance by a Texas mile, and his third really solid outing in a row. Boyd

Rarely has a film come along that looks this good. Shot in glorious 70-millimeter, Samsara plays to its strength by presenting many things that can only be truly appreciated on such a grand scale. By and large, it’s IMAX-quality stuff. (The IMAX science movies, that is, not the cheap up-converted Hollywood flicks.) Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson don’t have a story to tell so much as an experience to share. They traveled to 25 countries over a fiveyear span to capture remarkable visuals, and it’s certainly a captivating show. They do not editorialize regarding the subjects they shoot, nor do they reach for a larger point of connectedness—except for the one that dawns on you as you watch: We’ve got a remarkable planet, and here’s a pretty good atlas for it. Boyd SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

In a decidedly stout year for documentaries, Searching for Sugar Man joins this summer’s The Imposter as a film that works outside of its seemingly impossible story to establish itself stylistically as well. That is not the way docs usually work. In this case, the film gains strength through its message of the timelessness of and hopefulness implied by music. It can be life-altering or even culture-altering. As hard as this story is to believe, you root for it every step of the way, over the course of some 40-odd years. From beginning to end, this is a fantastic journey and a great film. Boyd SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS

This is an ingenious, wildly engaging movie from Martin McDonagh, the man who brought us the brilliant In Bruges (my pick for the best movie in 2008). Colin Farrell stars as Marty, a character obviously modeled after the director. Marty is trying to write a screenplay called Seven Psychopaths, and he’s racking his brain for seven characters with distinctive killing methods. The way these characters appear to him is part of this film’s unending fun. Sam Rockwell plays Billy, Martin’s best bud, a struggling actor who makes money on the side by kidnapping dogs with Hans (a scene-stealing Christopher Walken). When they kidnap the beloved dog of a psychopath (Woody Harrelson), funny and violent things happen. Marty is trying for depth and beauty with his screenplay, while Billy screams for shootouts. Both characters get their wishes in hugely entertaining ways. Grimm TAKEN 2

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After the huge success of Taken, a sequel was a given. Liam Neeson returns as retired CIA agent Bryan, still somber yet very involved in the lives of his ex-wife (Famke Janssen) and his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace, a 29-year-old playing somebody who I’m guessing is supposed to be in their late teens). They all wind up overseas in another kidnap drama perpetrated by the father (Rade Serbedzija) of one of the last film’s victims. This is copycat moviemaking at its lamest, and Neeson looks embarrassed to be in it. I loved Neeson this year in The Grey, featuring career-best work, but this is terrible. I’d love it if these films stopped with this installment, but it’s making a lot of money, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Bryan and his family got “taken” again in the near future. Grimm


This is, by far, the worst of the Beatles’ five films. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad movie, although critics at the time slaughtered it upon its initial release on BBC. The brainchild of Paul McCartney, the film piles the four Beatles on a bus with some strange people, and sends them on a tour of the countryside. It’s made up largely of improvised, sloppy material. However, it also features some of the most-memorable, enjoyable musical moments the band ever put onscreen. What I like most about this movie is seeing John Lennon having a blast. This film might chronicle the last time Lennon truly had fun on a Beatles project. By the time “The White Album” was released a year later, Lennon seemed a little detached and lethargic. From his funny, exuberant performance for “I Am the Walrus” to his spirited participation during the dance choreography for “Your Mother Should Know,” Lennon is all in, and all smiles. There’s an especially heartwarming sequence during which he blows up a balloon for a kid. There’s also his spaghetti dream, a re-enactment of an actual dream in which Lennon is a waiter shoveling mountains of spaghetti onto somebody’s plate. Stretches of the film don’t work (a running gag involving Ringo and his auntie fails to catch on), but the musical interludes are very much worth picking this up. The film has been scrubbed up nicely, making this quite an advance over VHS copies. SPECIAL FEATURES: A feature commentary from none other than Paul McCartney, who expresses plenty of affection for the movie as it plays out. You also get some song-pro-

mo clips, recent interviews with Paul and Ringo, and a look at the supporting cast.

Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut (Blu-ray) WARNER MOVIE A SPECIAL FEATURES ABLU-RAY GEEK FACTOR 9 (OUT OF 10)

I’ve always been a fan of this film, Frank Oz’s full-blown musical adaptation of the off-Broadway hit play. Rick Moranis is perfect as Seymour; Ellen Greene is adorable as Audrey; and Steve Martin rules as the sadistic dentist. Best of all is the man-eating plant, Audrey II, an incredible achievement in special effects. Fans of the movie know the original ending was scrapped, because preview audiences found it to be a downer. In that ending, Audrey II eats the two leads, and the plants take over the planet. While I knew about this original ending, I wasn’t aware of how much work went into it. The reshot, happier ending on the theatrical cut was a real copout. The director’s cut contains newly restored original ending in color. (For years, blackand-white footage has been available on YouTube.) The closing scenes are incredible, with huge plants tearing up the streets of Manhattan, attacking the Brooklyn Bridge and ultimately covering the Statue of Liberty. It’s truly great to see the movie the way it was originally intended. As it played out on my TV, I couldn’t believe Oz was persuaded to change the ending in the first place. SPECIAL FEATURES: An older commentary with Oz, who also did a commentary on the original ending when the first DVD was released. (The original footage was on the first DVD as an extra, but the studio recalled all of the copies.) You also get a new interview with Oz talking about the new cut, and an older making-of featurette.


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Director Ridley Scott’s return to scifi and, more specifically, the Alien universe is a mind-bending visual treat. Yes, it asks a lot of questions, and some of those questions are left unanswered. Who cares? This is some of the most-provocative sci-fi since Scott’s own Blade Runner unspooled 30 years ago. While there is some argument over whether this is a prequel or not, I insist that it is. I happen to love the whole angle that the aliens from the previous films might have originated as a bio-weapon to destroy Earth. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are supposedly set to return for another film that promises to answer some of the questions. Hey, I don’t care about cliffhangers when a movie is this exciting and good-looking. SPECIAL FEATURES: This sucker is LOADED. You get a making-of featurette that lasts three hours and 40 minutes and goes into all aspects of the film’s pre- and postproduction. On top of that, there are “enhancement pods” you can access while watching it, thus making the running time even longer. Also, you get the Weyland Corp. Archive, stuffed with art galleries and even some Noomi Rapace screen tests. Toss in commentaries from Scott and the writers, and you have one of the year’s best Blu-rays. Be careful to purchase the fourdisc version and not the twodisc. While the two-disc has some extras, you don’t get the mammoth documentary.

CHOW Despite a move and familial strife, the Original Mr. K’s keeps serving some of the area’s best barbecue


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Tucson Food Day I hope we see more celebrations of local food like this upcoming event. Tucson Food Day is much more than just a day; it’s actually a whole week’s worth of activities, including scavenger hunts, dinners, gardening classes and movies about genetically modified foods. There’s even an opportunity to pick your own veggies at the awesome Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Allow me to climb on my soapbox for a minute to say one thing: America’s current food system is unsustainable and bad for our health, and events like this are the easiest way for us to become part of the solution. It takes place from Sunday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 28. There’s more information at

BY JIMMY BOEGLE, hen I reviewed Mr. K’s BBQ nine years ago, I wrote: “Mr. K’S BBQ may be the most unattractive restaurant I have ever eaten at. … Having said that, Mr. K’s BBQ has some of the better barbecue I’ve ever laid my lips on.” Well, a lot has changed since then. A little more than a year ago, Mr. K himself, Charles Kendrick, joined his daughter, Rhonda, and a business partner to open a new Mr. K’s near Tucson Mall. Charles’ son, Ray, did not join Charles and Rhonda in the new venture, and instead soldiered on at that old, ugly Mr. K’s spot on Park Avenue—which was (slightly) renamed the Original Mr. K’s BBQ. Several months ago, Ray moved the Original Mr. K’s several miles south, into a more-spacious, less-cluttered spot on Park just a bit north of Valencia Road. Thankfully, the new spot is a big improvement, comfortwise, over the old one. Wellspaced benches and tables join a TV in the brown-walled, tan-floored space. Decorations are few and far between; some old reviews and honors are posted on the walls, and that’s it. Also, thankfully: The barbecue’s still pretty gosh-darned good. The key is the sauce: Mr. K’s offers one sauce only, a sweet, peppery concoction. If you like it, chances are you’ll like the barbecue, because the meats are tender and juicy across the board—although I was surprised by a lack of flavor in some of the unsauced meats themselves. The menu has changed very little since my 2003 review. Diners have a choice of meat— pork ribs, beef ribs, chicken, sliced pork, beef brisket, hot links or Southern fried catfish— on a plate with some sides ($9.95 to $12.25), or in a sandwich ($6 to $6.50). The sides include Texas beans, candied sweet potatoes, corn on the cob, potato salad, cole slaw and collard/turnip mixed greens ($1.60 separately for 4 ounces; $2.75 for 8). For a dollar extra (or $2.69 separately), seasoned french fries are available, too. Oh, and don’t forget dessert: Peach cobbler ($2.99), pecan pie ($3.49), sweet-potato pie ($2.99) and cheesecake ($3.50 plain; add 50 cents for cherry or blueberry topping) are up for grabs. We tried all of the meats, save the catfish, during our two visits. The ribs were splendid—the meat was falling off the bones and melded well with the sauce. The sliced pork didn’t offer the smokiness I remember from the old Mr. K’s location (I am not sure if my memory is off, or whether something changed), but it was still fantastic, as was the



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Three-meat combo platter at The Original Mr. K’s BBQ. juicy, yummy brisket. The links—smoked sauThe Original Mr. K’s BBQ sages, essentially—were flavorful and worked 6302 S. Park Ave. well with the sauce. 792-9484 The only dud we countered, meatwise, was the Open Tuesday through Saturday, half-chicken. The skin was yummy, due to the 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. char and the sauce, but the meat itself—while lusPluses: Tender meats; tasty sauce; ciously tender—had almost no flavor at all. I sides and desserts made with care requested some extra sauce in which to dip that Bland chicken; uninspiring chicken meat, but I should not have needed to do Minuses: corn bread; limited hours so; some brining, some extra smoking, something could have been done to elevate that chicken. I said not to miss dessert, and I meant it. The The folks at the Original Mr. K’s really put care cobbler is to die for; in my review nine years into their sides, and it shows; at too many barbeago, I noted that it was too sweet, but the cue joints, the sides are treated as a second-rate sweetness was perfect here. Our only complaint afterthought. The potato salad was tangy thanks was that the lovely crumble aspect of cobbler to just the right amount of mustard; the Texas was missing a little, as the cobbler was all beans were hearty and nicely seasoned. (I had to steamed up, served in a plastic-foam bowl with pick out a bay leaf, which I did not mind.) The a lid on top. (All of the plates, bowls and servgreens had the perfect amount of salt; in fact, ing utensils at Mr. K’s are disposable, by the they were the best collard/turnip greens I’ve ever had. The corn on the cob was adequate (although way.) The sweet-potato pie, on the other hand, was almost too sweet, though I enjoyed it. The the Original Mr. K’s deserves a slap on the wrist pecan pie was very good, but it would have for serving the corn with some margarine/spread been even better if heated ever so slightly. thing, rather than real butter). We did not get to A word of warning: Do not attempt to eat at try the coleslaw. the Original Mr. K’s if you are wearing white, As for those candied sweet potatoes … wow. or are wearing something that can’t survive a The cubed sweet-potato chunks were fantastic, seasoned perfectly (including what I believe was bit of barbecue sauce. This food is messy; they should almost consider adding showers to the the perfect amount of cinnamon) and delightfully sweet without being cloying. I’d make a trip bathroom. While not everything is perfect at the Original to the Original Mr. K’s for these alone. Mr. K’s, it’s been one of Tucson’s top barbecue All of the plates come with cornbread, and it joints for almost a decade and a half—and it joined the chicken on the disappointing list. On the first visit, it was dry and chalky; on the next, it remains so today. Put on some casual clothes, and head on down to the southside the next time seemed almost underdone; on both, it was surprisingly bland, with not even a hint of sweetness. you’re craving some tasty barbecue.

Another Five Guys Burgers and Fries has opened, bringing the chain’s number of locations in the Tucson area to four. The new one is in the shopping center at the southwest corner of Ina and Thornydale roads. Five Guys got its start in the Washington, D.C., area in 1986 and has spread into a mega-franchise, with more than 1,000 locations. The first Tucson restaurant opened in 2010. I also did more research on the Diablo Burger restaurant going in at 312 E. Congress St. This will be another location for the original Diablo Burger in Flagstaff. The menu bodes well for Tucson hamburger-lovers. Check it out at The opening of Tucson’s first Smashburger has been moved up to November. The restaurant—which is known for making a very respectable version of the classic hamburger, using top-notch ingredients—will be at 4821 E. Grant Road.

Secret Pulled Pork What’s the big deal about the pulled-pork sandwiches coming out of Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs, 4726 E. Broadway Blvd.? For one thing, the sandwiches are not on the visible menu and are available exclusively as a “secret menu” item. For another, owner Mike O’Toole uses a special dry rub and slow-cooks the meat over pecan wood for 13 hours. The response has been so great that O’Toole is ramping up his O’Toole’s Barbecue catering company, which he operates out of a local commercial commissary. Need some tender meat for an upcoming gathering? O’Toole might be your man. Call 247-5810, or email for more information.

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IKEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEE AND TEA C 3400 E. Speedway Blvd. 323-7205. Open daily 6 a.m.-midnight. CafĂŠ/No Alcohol. MC, V. Also at 100 N. Stone Ave. (792-1800). Ikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s does it right, with fresh ingredients in their salads and sandwiches, good coffee and a modern but mellow atmosphere. Try dessert, too; you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be disappointed. (7-10-03) $ LE BUZZ CAFFE AND NEWS E 9121 E. Tanque Verde Road, Suite 125. 749-3903.

Open daily 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Counter/Beer and Wine. AMEX, MC, V, Checks. A pretty, warm, friendly neighborhood hangout with full espresso-bar offerings and a good bakery. Excellent service and a great locationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the northeast corner of Tanque Verde Road and Catalina Highwayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;make Le Buzz a local favorite. (9-12-02) $ SPARKROOT C 245 E. Congress St. 272-8949. Open Monday-Friday

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7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Counter/Beer and Wine. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. Sparkroot is the only coffeehouse in the state that serves marvelous Blue Bottle Coffee. The granola is a great way to start your day, and the dark-chocolate plate is a great way to finish it. In between, there are pressed-cheese sandwiches, salads and other bites that satisfy. All of this is offered in a space with a chic, big-city feel. (12-29-11) $



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BISON WITCHES BAR AND DELI C 326 N. Fourth Ave. 740-1541. Open daily 11 a.m.midnight (bar open until 2 a.m.). CafĂŠ/Full Bar. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. This college hangout earns its popularity with fresh sandwiches, tasty bread-bowl soups and enormous trays of nachos. A nice selection of beers and other alcohol add to the placeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appeal. (3-10-05) $ FIFTH STREET DELI AND MARKET E 5071 E. Fifth St. 325-3354. Open Monday-Thursday

TYPE OF SERVICE Counter Quick or fast-food service, usually includes take-out. Diner Minimal table service. CafĂŠ 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.

8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday and Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Counter/No Alcohol. DIS, MC, V. This is exactly what a neighborhood market/deli should be: small, cozy and nothing fancy, with friendly service. The food is pretty good, too; the noodle kugel is a real winner, and the brisket is better than homemade. Corned beef comes in extra-lean and regular varieties, and the soups are popular. Whether you stop to get a meal to-go or dine in, this deli should be on your list of regular dining spots. (12-25-08) $-$$ SHLOMO AND VITOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NEW YORK DELICATESSEN NW 2870 E. Skyline Drive. 529-3354. Open Sunday-

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Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-10 p.m. CafĂŠ/Full Bar. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. Where do you go in the Sonoran Desert for smoked whitefish or matzo brei? Head on over to Shlomo and Vitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, which is more of a restaurant than a true deli; thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a full dinner menu in addition to an assortment of deli offerings. Desserts are made in-house. The portions are huge, and the patio offers views you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get in the Big Apple. There are Italian faves as well, but stick to the Jewish side of the menu. (6-19-08) $-$$

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TONYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ITALIAN DELI E 6219 E. 22nd St. 747-0070. Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. CafĂŠ/Counter/Beer and Wine. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. With the feel of New York Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Little Italy, Tonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is the place to go for cozy, welcoming food and warm hospitality. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the generous sandwiches, the pasta or the pizza that keeps you coming back, everyone in the family is sure to find something to please their individual tastes. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeding a crowd at home, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to pick up one of Tonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s buckets of spaghetti. $

EASTERN EUROPEAN AMBER RESTAURANT AND GALLERY NE 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. 296-9759. Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CafĂŠ/Full Bar. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. Amber offers just what this town needs: good, hardy Eastern European food in a thoroughly modern setting. Potato pancakes, kielbasa, goulash, schnitzel and other oldworld dishes are made from scratch and served with a smile. While the prices are a tad high, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be taking home a doggie bag or two to enjoy the next day. (8-2009) $$$-$$$$ POLISH COTTAGE C 4520 E. Broadway Blvd. 891-1244. Open TuesdaySaturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday noon-7 p.m. CafĂŠ. Beer, Wine and Specialty Drinks. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. This tiny midtown spot is like a little slice of Poland. It offers your pierogi, your bigos, your kielbasa, your stuffed cabbage and your borschtâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;home-style food just like your babica made. The beer list is long, and, of course, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vodka. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stick-to-the-ribs stuff. (1-1912) $

ZEMAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S C 2731 E. Broadway Blvd. 323-9928. Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-9:30 p.m. CafĂŠ/ BYO. MC, V, Checks. For a quick transport to North Africa, try Zemamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and savor the complex and spicy regional fare. Served with the traditional bread called injera, the food at Zemamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a delightful excuse to eat with your hands, get sloppy and have good fun. (11-0200) $-$$


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AGUSTĂ?N BRASSERIE W 100 S. Avenida del Convento, No. 150. 398-5382. Open Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 5-10 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Full Cover/Full Bar. MC, V. This French-themed bistro in the westside Mercado San AgustĂ­n sits in a space that exudes an elegant charm without crossing into pretentiousness. The menu is limited, but the fare is generally excellent. The vichyssoise and the risotto should not be missed. (8-9-12) $$-$$$ GHINIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FRENCH CAFFĂ&#x2030; C 1803 E. Prince Road. 326-9095. Open Tuesday-

Thursday and Saturday 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. CafĂŠ/Full Bar. AMEX, DC, DIS, MC, V, Checks. Ghiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a small marvel of culinary perfection. From the eggs cooked with broiled tomatoes, garlic and fresh thyme to the heavenly pasta creations, Ghiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s knows how to take an assortment of singularly fresh ingredients and create something truly special. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt that the tiny restaurant shares space with La Baguette, one of the most popular bakeries in town. Pick up a fresh baguette and some croissants while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re there. $


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LE RENDEZ-VOUS C 3844 E. Fort Lowell Road. 323-7373. Open TuesdayFriday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 5-10 p.m. Bistro/Full Bar. AMEX, DC, DIS, MC, V, Checks. The deft touch of chef Jean-Claude Berger makes for a sumptuous lunch or dinner of simple dishes, like cabrilla in capers and lemon, done splendidly. $$-$$$

ETHIOPIAN CAFĂ&#x2030; DESTA C 758 S. Stone Ave. 370-7000. Open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. CafĂŠ/BYO. MC, V. CafĂŠ Desta is more than just a place to grab some grubâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a shared dining experience. With more-than-generous portion sizes and flavorful traditional Ethiopian dishes, the cafĂŠ is livening up the south-of-downtown scene, filling a small void in an area lacking restaurants. (5-12-11) $$

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THE FAT GREEK E 3225 N. Swan Road, Suite 105. 784-7335. Open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. CafĂŠ/Counter/Beer and Wine. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. This locally owned Tucson restaurant serves up great Greek food, fast, with a smile. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss one of Tucsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tastiest gyros, but also consider trying one of the lesser-known specialties. Inexpensive and delicious. (11-5-09) $-$$ FRONIMOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GREEK CAFĂ&#x2030; C 3242 E. Speedway Blvd. 327-8321. Open daily 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Counter/Beer and Wine. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. This unpretentious but attractive family-owned spot provides quick service of the Greek basics, plus burgers and gyros. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very good Greek food at equally good prices. (2-28-08) $-$$

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ATHENS ON FOURTH AVENUE C 500 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6886. Open MondaySaturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. CafĂŠ/Full Bar. AMEX, DC, DIS, MC, V, Checks. To sup with the gods, one needs to stroll no farther than up Fourth Avenue to Athens on Fourth. A small restaurant where Andreas Delfakis has quietly been serving the best authentic Greek cuisine in Tucson for years. (3-7-02) $-$$


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ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GREEK TO ME NW 15920 N. Oracle Road. 825-4199. Open MondaySaturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Bistro/Beer and Wine. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. From luscious appetizers like the rich taramosalata, to savory entrĂŠes like the pastitsio and the lamb shank, and concluding with a heavenly honey cake or lovely baklava for dessert, the food at this Greek joint sings. These are the same people who run the wonderful Athens on Fourth Avenue, so you know the foodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to impress. The atmosphere is casual, and the service is sincere and friendly. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky, George, the chef and owner, will come out to share a glass of wine or a little insight on how he prepared your dinner. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth the drive to Catalina. (11-17-11) $$-$$$ MY BIG FAT GREEK RESTAURANT

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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. CafĂŠ/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 LANIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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, Laniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is definitely worth the trip to the eastside (2-16-12) $-$$


tasty Indian appetizers, entrĂŠes and desserts, as well as a great international beer selection. (11-4-10) $$-$$$ 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) $$-$$$ SHER-E PUNJAB C 853 E. Grant Road. 624-9393. Open daily 11 a.m.-

2:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. CafĂŠ/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 restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extensive menu. $-$$

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 thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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) $$-$$$ AMERENOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LITTLE ITALY C 2933 E. Grant Road. 721-1210. Open Tuesday-Friday

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. CafĂŠ/ No Alcohol. DC, DIS, MC, V. Curry Leaf offers affordable lunch specials, as well as delicious dinner entrĂŠes. 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) $$

11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.; Sunday 4:30-9:30 p.m. Bistro/Wine Only. MC, V. Amerenoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers a wide but not unwieldy menu of traditional Italian fare, and an attractive atmosphere. The dishes havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t achieved a consistent quality, but nothing is poor, and many items, including the calamari, are quite good. (1-22-09) $$-$$$

GANDHI C 150 W. Fort Lowell Road. 292-1738. Open daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. CafĂŠ/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 entrĂŠes. 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, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like â&#x20AC;&#x153;a roller coaster in your mouth.â&#x20AC;? (8-28-03) $-$$

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BAZILâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 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 wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t walk away hungry. (7-15-04) $$-$$$ BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE C 150 W. Wetmore Road. 887-2388. Open Sunday-

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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 buffetâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as long as youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Full Cover/Full Bar. AMEX, DIS, MC, V. This upscale chain serves fine American-style centralItalian food. Warm service, a elegant room and an inviting terrace (curtained off from the Tucson Mall parking lot) make it worth a shot if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re within range of the mall, hungry and in the mood for something better than Olive Garden. Breads and salads are terrific; appetizers and entrĂŠes are more hit-or-miss. The wine list, mostly California and Italian, features more than 40 interesting choices, many available by the glass. (12-15-11) $$-$$$

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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. CafĂŠ/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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Stefan George

BY CASEY DEWEY, David Rodgers and Dave Carroll hen people think about the Tucson music scene, and the bands that are generally associated with it, it’s a good bet that people aren’t thinking of heavy metal and all of its wide-ranging genres and subgenres. Hopefully, that will change this Friday and Saturday. Thirty-two extreme musical acts from Tucson, the Southwest and all the way to Brooklyn, N.Y., are looking to make their mark when they take over four stages at The Rock for the first Southwest Terror Fest. The fest is the brainchild of two local metal musicians, David Rodgers and Dave “Tacklebox” Carroll. Rodgers is a guitar-player and vocalist for Godhunter, which plays Saturday night. Carroll plays guitar for Diseased Reason, headlining Friday night. Both say this town is long overdue for a gathering of metal tribes. “In between bridge club and macramé, we were bitching about the lack of quality metal shows in this town,” Carroll says. “I don’t think it was even just this town,” Rodgers adds. “I think it’s the whole Southwest region. The only things close to here are (annual fests) Chaos in Tejas and Fun Fun Fun. Those are both in Austin, and that doesn’t really help us out here.” With the recent dissolution of Los Angeles’ annual Murderfest, a three-day festival celebrating all things heavy, hardcore and adventurous, Tucson is, geographically, a ripe staging ground for something similar. “Outside of here, there are not a lot of people who recognize Tucson as a viable market for quality shows,” Carroll says. “(We’re) hoping by doing this fest, we can open up people’s eyes.” Considering the variety of bands playing, opening people’s eyes shouldn’t be a problem. Heavy-metal music isn’t just the faux-Satanic din coming out of your older brother’s fragrant room anymore. It’s been more than 25 years since “The Big Four”—Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth—were arguably in their heyday. Since then, metal has spread its dark wings to cover a slew of disparate genres. Saturday-night headliners Bereft, from Los Angeles, are a tuned-down doom-metal band who sound like they just crawled out of the primordial soup, while Diseased Reason are a brutal, noisier grindcore outfit. “We’ve got power-violence. We’ve got sludge bands and stoner-rock bands. We have a straight-up punk band. We’ve got black metal and death metal,” Rodgers says. “Next year, we’re going to go all out and get the ‘genres within the genres.’ All the bands on the roster





are bands that we’re personally fans of. We just sat down and made a list of bands that we like and started calling them.” “First and foremost, this fest is created by fans, for fans,” Carroll adds. The fest has received sponsorships from a few local businesses. Both Zia Record Exchange and Sticks n’ Strings Music have lent their support, as has the Tucson-based extreme-music record label Acid Reflux. Website is sponsoring the second stage, while acclaimed public-relations company Earsplit PR is supporting the main stage. Hipsters, punks, metalheads and purveyors of dirt-cheap beer, take note: Pabst Blue Ribbon is also sponsoring the fest. “I don’t know what it is about this kind of music and PBR that go hand in hand,” Rodgers sheepishly states. The original idea for the fest was to have it take place at two different venues on Fourth Avenue, but that didn’t pan out. “We had the idea of having a fenced-off area or wristbands for underage people, but the way Arizona is set up, it’s just too big of a liability for them to do it,” Rodgers says. “We didn’t want to exclude people under 21, especially with underground music, because a lot of our fans come from that age group. That’s why we went with The Rock, because we could do all ages over there, and have it all enclosed in one area.” Fourth Avenue won’t be entirely excluded, however. The Surly Wench will host a 21-andover pre-party on Thursday, Oct. 18. “That’s going to be a lot of fun,” Carroll says. “Rodgers and I and a couple of dudes from the bands will be DJing some metal and trying to feature as much music from the bands playing the fest as we can. We also have (local band) Wrathgate, who didn’t make it on the fest this

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year, playing a short set.” Carroll and Rodgers are both adamant about breaking new ground and providing Tucson metal fans with something fresh and viable—and putting “desert rock” aside for the time being. “The metal scene in Tucson gets absolutely no support whatsoever. Even from you guys, the Tucson Weekly,” Carroll says. “Maybe by us doing this, this will show people Tucson is not all bluegrass and Calexico.” “It’s really funny when everybody talks about the musical diversity that’s supposed to be in Tucson,” Rodgers adds. “It’s like diversity is fine as long as you’re doing it within certain accepted genres they like here. That’s definitely an idea we’re trying to do away with.” Carroll and Rodgers say this DIY fest is truly for the fans, a point they repeat with zest. “There are kids who live on the eastside that don’t even know there are clubs downtown where you can go and listen to heavy music,” Carroll says. “Whereas there are kids downtown who are opposed to going to a venue like The Rock, for whatever reason. Hopefully we can bring all these people together and party. We can all get along and enjoy the music.” Rodgers promises: “It’s not going to be a mess, with people running down the streets and smashing out windows and lighting stuff on fire all weekend.”

Because I’m a member of an international coalition that has sworn off the use of the portmanteau that occurs when one combines “rock” and “October,” this seems like the perfect time to give some other genres their day—or, in this case, week—in the sun. The Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation (SABHF), for one, is making it rather easy: This weekend is its annual Blues and Heritage Festival, as well as the attendant beforeand after-parties. The festival proper takes place at Reid Park’s DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center on Sunday, Oct. 21. The all-day, family-friendly fest begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 7 p.m. Here’s a convenient schedule of performers: Silver Thread Trio (11 a.m.), The AmoSphere (11:55 a.m.), Mitzi Cowell, (12:50 p.m.), Crosscut Saw (1:25 p.m.), Dennis Jones (3 p.m.), Kelley Hunt (4:30 p.m.) and Johnny Faber (6 p.m.) The DeMeester bandshell in Reid Park is located at 900 S. Randolph Way. Admission is $10; those 18 and younger will be admitted for free. No outside food or beverage is permitted. For more information, head to The night before, on Saturday, Oct. 20, Boondocks Lounge—who else?—will host the blues-weekend kickoff party. BluesaPalooza will feature the Wayback Machine holding down the stage from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and lots of special guests are promised. Admission is $8. Then, on Sunday, after the festival wraps up, Boondocks Lounge will also be the home of the Annual Post-Fest Blues Jam, which will also be hosted by the Wayback Machine. The event begins at 7 p.m., but expect it to really get cookin’ once festival attendees make their way from Reid Park. Admission is free. Boondocks Lounge is located at 3306 N. First Ave. For information on the Boondocks events, check out, or call 690-0991.

HONORING STEFAN It seems a little odd that this next event overlaps with BluesaPalooza—though intrepid fans can probably make it to both. Stefan George—the local musician who is perhaps best known for his country-blues music, but who has performed everything from world beat to rock, electric blues to folk—will celebrate 30 years of making music in Tucson on Saturday night. You’ve likely seen George perform around town at some point, but just in case you’re unfamiliar, the guy’s a Tucson treasure, and he’s got the accolades to prove it: He’s a Tucson Area Music Awards winner in multiple categories and has been inducted into the Tucson Music Hall of Fame, the Tucson Musicians Museum and the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, of which he’s

SOUNDBITES CONTINUED currently the president. The 30th Anniversary Celebration of Stefan George begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at La Cocina, with an opening set of George playing slide-guitar blues. After that, Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new band, The Ditchridersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which also includes Jay Trapp on bass, Neil Harry on pedal steel, Gary Mackender on accordion and Lavinia White on vocalsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;will perform two sets. The Ditchriders are said to be a vehicle for a new batch of Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original tunes in a twangy, border country mode. If you attend the show, be sure to wish Stefan a happy birthday: He turns 60 on Saturday. La Cocina is located at 201 N. Court Ave. Admission is free. For further details, head to, or call 622-0351.

A FATHER OF BRITISH BLUES While weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the topic of the blues, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be remiss if we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mention that John Mayall, the guitarist who helped kick-start the British blues invasion of the 1960s, will head into town for a show on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Fox Tucson Theatre. As the founder of John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, the guitarist saw the likes of future superstars Eric Clapton, Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), and Mick Taylor (the Rolling Stones) pass through his ranks. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., and the Fox Tucson Theatre is located at 17 W. Congress St. Advance tickets are $27 to $52, and are available at or by calling 547-3040. Use the same info for more information.

JAZZ VARIETY Continuing in a non-rock vein, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a pair of nifty (yes, I just said â&#x20AC;&#x153;niftyâ&#x20AC;?) jazz events taking place this weekend. There are only two weeks left in the Tucson Jazz Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (TJS) annual Jazz Under the Stars series, and this weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event looks to be quite a humdinger. (Yes, I just said â&#x20AC;&#x153;humdinger.â&#x20AC;?) The show is called Cool and Hot, and according to the TJSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sandy Riser, will bring together â&#x20AC;&#x153;both traditional jazz and a completely new concept in jazz music.â&#x20AC;? Cool and Hot will be divided into two distinct sections. The first half of the night will feature the incredibly gifted guitarist Matt Mitchell performing with one of his many bands, the Hot Club of Tucson, which, as you can probably tell from the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, performs jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt. In addition to Mitchell, the band features Kelland Thomas on alto saxophone, and Evan Dain on the upright bass. The second half of the night will be devoted to something truly unusual: steel-drum jazz courtesy of Eric Hines and Pan Dulce. According to a press release from the TJS, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The transcendent sound of the pan is associated with the laid-back style of Jamaican music, but in Hinesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hands, it is like the searing saxophone solos of Sonny Rollins.â&#x20AC;? Consider my curiosity piqued. The band also includes a trio of percussionistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Danny Brito, Aaron Szabo and Robin Hornâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as well as keyboardist Sly Slipetsky, Brian Hicks on tenor sax, bassist Mark Usvolk and a return guest appearance by Matt Mitchell. Cool and Hot, the penultimate event in


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TJSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jazz Under the Stars series, begins at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Advance tickets are available for $25; $20 for TJS members and military with ID; and $15 for students with ID. Non-discounted tickets will be available for $30 at the door. For more information, or to purchase tickets, head to, or call 903-1265.

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THE CHURCH OF JAZZ The other noteworthy jazz event I referred to above is not exactly a concert. Each year in October, St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church presents an annual Jazz Sunday service in which, according to a press release, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the elements of traditional liturgy are played and sung in jazz.â&#x20AC;? The intent, according to the Rev. Mike Smith, who will play drums at the service, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is to connect the worshipers to God and each other through the range of emotions jazz evokes.â&#x20AC;? In addition to Smith, the service will feature Lisa Otey (piano and vocals), Diane Van Deurzen (vocals), Rob Boone (trombone), John Snavely (clarinet) and Mike Levy (bass). Jazz Sunday begins at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, and St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is located at 3809 E. Third St. All are welcome, as according to that press release, â&#x20AC;&#x153;St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a More Light Church, which stands for equal rights for all Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children, regardless of sexual orientation, race, religious view or any other human condition.â&#x20AC;? More info at

ON THE BANDWAGON There are loads more great shows happening this week (including rock concerts) that we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the space to get into, so be sure to check out our listings. In the meantime, here are some highlights: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears and Discos at Plush on Saturday, Oct. 20; BET Music Matters Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock at the Rialto Theatre on Monday, Oct. 22; Crocodiles and the Early Black at Club Congress on Wednesday, Oct. 24; MEOWmeow Productions presents Bloodbath! at the Rialto Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 20; The Daily Showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Indecision 2012 Tour Live at UA Centennial Hall on Friday, Oct. 19; Rasputina and Faun Fables at Club Congress on Saturday, Oct. 20; Andrew Collberg and Sammy Decoster at La Cocina on Friday, Oct. 19; Slashed Tires, Katterwaul, Arcsin(100) and Such Confidence at Tucson Live Music Space on Saturday, Oct. 20; Opti Club presents Daft Punkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Party at Club Congress, next Thursday, Oct. 25; The Isotopes, Hank Topless, Quiet Please and Cariad at Tucson Live Music Space on Sunday, Oct. 21; Cosy Sheridan at Abounding Grace Sanctuary on Saturday, Oct. 20; K-Bass and FM and Planet Jam at The Hut on Saturday, Oct. 20; The Pork Torta, Satellite Freakout and Algae and Tentacles at La Cocina, next Thursday, Oct. 25; The Mission Creeps and Little Red Lung at Plush on Friday, Oct. 19; Jealousy Mountain Duo and Boreas at Solar Culture Gallery, next Thursday, Oct. 25.

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MUSIC The Sleigh Bells continue to explore the relationship between noise and melody

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BY GENE ARMSTRONG, lexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells—the experimental pop duo from Brooklyn who combine aggressive guitars, bubblegum-sweet vocals and pummeling electronic beats—says her band is polarizing for many reasons. “I guess the first thing is the volume,” she says. “Our live shows are very loud, and we want you to feel the music, and there are strobe lights and lots of dancing and shouting. Our music doesn’t really have subtleties. It can all be pretty overwhelming.” But if you can appreciate Sleigh Bells’ meticulously constructed wall of noise, which many listeners find irresistible, you can discover in it compositional sophistication and emotional catharsis. Krauss’ musical partner in Sleigh Bells is guitarist and producer Derek Miller, formerly of the band Poison the Well, a popular proponent of punk and metalcore during the early 2000s. Miller left that band because of creative differences—“He felt trapped by the formulaic approach of hardcore,” Krauss explains—and was working in New York in 2008 while looking for a female vocalist to help him capture the new sounds bouncing around in his head. He met Krauss, a former Spanish teacher, while serving her in a restaurant, and they hit it off. Krauss had a background in television and theater. Like Miller, she’d also endured a lessthan-satisfying musical experience—as a teenager, she was in a pre-fab teen pop group called RubyBlue—that left her disillusioned with the music business. “I don’t think I would be pursuing music if I hadn’t met Derek,” she says. “If you find the right person, who helps you focus your energy and talent in the right direction, it makes all the difference. Us working together brought


back my interest in music, which I wasn’t sure I had anymore.” Sleigh Bells allows Krauss and Miller to exercise their shared, but varied, musical interests. “We have a lot of sounds we try to fit into our music,” Krauss says, “pop songs, punk, girl groups of the 1960s, electronic and hip-hop, experimental stuff. And on the new album, we tried to explore more of the arena-rock realm, like Def Leppard, but also had stuff like the Cranberries in mind, too. “Obviously, we’re a band that utilizes a lot of technology. There are live vocals and live guitar, but also lots of electronics, such as synth pads and different drum-machine sounds,” she says. “We like the variety we can get from using different effects and programs.” That modest description doesn’t take into account the power of Sleigh Bells’ music to transform familiar elements into something fresh. On Sleigh Bells’ walloping 2010 debut album, Treats, songs such as “Kids,” “Rill Rill,” “Crown on the Ground” and “A/B Machines” combined electronic sound beds with Miller’s post-punk and heavy-metal guitar licks, and Krauss’ magnetic vocals. The results sounded immediately and shockingly contemporary. With this year’s follow-up, Reign of Terror, they further explore the relationship between noise and melody, leavening a monstrous guitar assault with infectious melodies. Jackhammering drum machines and burbling electronics tilt and twist the sound like an Escher drawing. Krauss croons and trills and chants and shouts like a mutant-punk cheerleader. Krauss says Sleigh Bells already have recorded three songs for their third album, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in 2013. Although they’re headlining their current tour of theaters, Sleigh Bells recently came off a

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Babel (Glass Note)


4. Coheed and Cambria Afterman: Ascension (Xenon)

stint on the road, opening in arenas for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Krauss says the Chili Peppers couldn’t have treated them any better. “That operation is run so beautifully; they really know what they are doing. The band members were extremely gracious and genuine, and they went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable.” When it came time for her and Miller to determine an opener for their tour, they chose carefully. AraabMuzik is the producing and performing name of Abraham Orellana, a hiphop and EDM artist born in Providence, R.I., who is half-Dominican and half-Guatemalan. AraabMuzik performs on the MPC, a computer that can be used as both drum machine and sampler. Krauss says Orellana is a virtuoso on his chosen instrument. “His live sets on the MPC show a degree of mastery that have made some people compare him to Mozart,” she says. “His sound is very unique and interesting. Sonically, it’s very compatible with what we do.” Must be. In honor of their tour together, AraabMusik recently remixed several Sleigh Bells tunes, which are being released online. You can listen to his remix of the band’s “Never Say Die” at

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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. APPLEBEE’S ON GRANT 4625 E. Grant Road. 319-0544. 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. BIG WILLY’S RESTAURANT AND SPORTS GRILL 1118 E. Sixth St. 882-2121. THE BISBEE ROYALE 94 Main St. Bisbee. (520) 432-6750. BLUEFIN SEAFOOD BISTRO 7053 N. Oracle Road. 531-8500. THE BONE-IN STEAKHOUSE 5400 S. Old Spanish Trail. 885-4600. BOONDOCKS LOUNGE 3306 N. First Ave. 690-0991. BRATS 5975 W. Western Way Circle. 578-0341. THE BREEZE PATIO BAR AND GRILL Radisson Suites. 6555 E. Speedway Blvd. 731-1414. BRODIE’S TAVERN 2449 N. Stone Ave. 622-0447. BUFFALO WILD WINGS 68 N. Harrison Road. 296-8409. BUMSTED’S 500 N. Fourth Ave. 622-1413. 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. CHUY’S MESQUITE BROILER 22ND STREET 7101 E. 22nd St. 722-5117. CIRCLE S SALOON 16001 W. El Tiro Road. Marana. 682-5377. CLUB CONGRESS 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848. LA COCINA RESTAURANT, CANTINA AND COFFEE BAR 201 N. Court Ave. 622-0351. COLT’S TASTE OF TEXAS STEAKHOUSE 8310 N. Thornydale Road. 572-5968. COMFORT SUITES 7007 E. Tanque Verde Road. 298-2300. COPPER QUEEN HOTEL 11 Howell Ave. Bisbee. (520) 432-2216. COW PALACE 28802 S. Nogales Highway. Amado. (520) 398-8000. 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. DESERT DIAMOND CASINO SPORTS BAR Interstate 19 and Pima Mine Road. 294-7777. DIABLOS SPORTS BAR AND GRILL 2545 S. Craycroft Road. 514-9202. DON’S BAYOU CAJUN COOKIN’ 8991 E. Tanque Verde Road. 749-4410. DRIFTWOOD BAR 2001 S. Craycroft Road. 790-4317. DRY RIVER COMPANY 800 N. Kolb Road. 298-5555. 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. ELLIOTT’S ON CONGRESS 135 E. Congress St. 622-5500. 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. 883-8888. 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. 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. GOLD Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Road. 917-2930, ext. 474. 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. HACIENDA DEL SOL 5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Road. 299-1501. THE HANGART 512 N. Echols Ave. 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. HOTEL TUCSON CITY CENTER 475 N. Granada Ave. 623-2000. THE HUT 305 N. Fourth Ave. 623-3200. IBT’S 616 N. Fourth Ave. 882-3053. IGUANA CAFE 210 E. Congress St. 882-5140. IRISH PUB 9155 E. Tanque Verde Road. 749-2299. 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. KNOW WHERE II 1308 W. Glenn St. 623-3999. KON TIKI 4625 E. Broadway Blvd. 323-7193. LAFFS COMEDY CAFFÉ 2900 E. Broadway Blvd. 323-8669. LAS CAZUELITAS EVENT CENTER 1365 W. Grant Road. 206-0405. LI’L ABNER’S STEAKHOUSE 8500 N. Silverbell Road. 744-2800. LB SALOON 6925 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-8118. LOOKOUT BAR AND GRILLE AT WESTWARD LOOK RESORT 245 E. Ina Road. 297-1151. LOTUS GARDEN RESTAURANT 5975 E. Speedway Blvd. 298-3351. 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 AND CAFÉ 505 W. Miracle Mile. 207-2429. 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. NEW MOON TUCSON 915 W. Prince Road. 293-7339. 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. 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. O’SHAUGHNESSY’S 2200 N. Camino Principal. 296-7464. OUTLAW SALOON 1302 W. Roger Road. 888-3910. PAPPY’S DINER 1300 W. Prince Road. 408-5262. PARADISO BAR AND LOUNGE Casino Del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road. (800) 344-9435. THE PARISH 6453 N. Oracle Road. 797-1233. 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. PLAYGROUND BAR AND LOUNGE 278 E. Congress St. 396-3691. PLUSH 340 E. Sixth St. 798-1298. PURGATORY 1310 S. Alvernon Way. 795-1996. PUTNEY’S 6090 N. Oracle Road. 575-1767. RPM NIGHTCLUB 445 W. Wetmore Road. 869-6098. RA SUSHI BAR RESTAURANT 2905 E. Skyline Drive. 615-3970. RAGING SAGE COFFEE ROASTERS 2458 N. Campbell Ave. 320-5203. REDLINE SPORTS GRILL 445 W. Wetmore Road. 888-8084. RIALTO THEATRE 318 E. Congress St. 740-1000. RIC’S CAFE/RESTAURANT 5605 E. River Road. 577-7272.

RILEY’S IRISH TAVERN 5140 N. La Cholla Blvd. 408-0507. RINCON MARKET 2513 E. Sixth St. 327-6653. 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. 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. 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. SIR VEZA’S TACO GARAGE WETMORE 220 W. Wetmore Road. 888-8226. 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. THE STATION PUB AND GRILL 8235 N. Silverbell Road. 789-7040. THE STEAKOUT RESTAURANT AND SALOON 3620 W. Tangerine Road. Marana. 572-1300. 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. TONY’S ITALIAN DELI 6219 E. 22nd St. 747-0070. TRIDENT GRILL 2033 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-5755. TUCSON LIVE MUSIC SPACE 125 W. Ventura St. UNICORN SPORTS LOUNGE 8060 E. 22nd St., No. 118. 722-6900. V FINE THAI 9 E. Congress St. 882-8143. WESTWARD LOOK RESORT 245 E. Ina Road. 297-1151. WHISKEY TANGO 140 S. Kolb Road. 344-8843. 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.

THU OCT 18 LIVE MUSIC Arizona Inn Bob Linesch Boondocks Lounge Ned Sutton and Last Dance The Breeze Patio Bar and Grill Live music Café Passé The John Einweck Jazz Quartet Casa Vicente Restaurante Español Live classical guitar Chicago Bar Neon Prophet Club Congress Opti Club presents Bob Log III La Cocina Restaurant, Cantina and Coffee Bar Stefan George, Warm Soda Desert Diamond Casino Monsoon Nightclub Steve Azar Elliott’s on Congress The Kachina Speakeasy Review La Fuente Mariachi Estrellas de la Fuente Guadalajara Grill East Live mariachi music Guadalajara Grill West Live mariachi music Hacienda del Sol Aaron Gilmartin The HangArt Mako Sica, Dream Sick The Hut Reno Divorce, Wilder Maker Las Cazuelitas Event Center Live music Maverick The Jack Bishop Band McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse Lounge: Susan Artemis Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Café Kevin Pakulis and the Coyote Supper Club O’Malley’s Live music On a Roll Live music O’Shaughnessy’s Live pianist and singer Paradiso Bar and Lounge Nickelband (Nickelback tribute) Pinnacle Peak Bluegrass Music Jam Plush The Jealous Sound RPM Nightclub 80’s and Gentlemen Rialto Theatre Toadies, Helmet, UME The Rock In This Moment, Scorned Embrace, Solace in Nothing Runway Bar and Grill Phavian, Ashbury, Mr. Wiley, Illmoro Sheraton Hotel and Suites Prime Example Sky Bar Mason Reed, Sunny Italy, The Sterling 202s The Steakout Restaurant and Saloon Andrew Cooper Sullivan’s Steak House Live music Surly Wench Pub Southwest Terror Fest Pregame Party Tucson Live Music Space Bryan McPherson, Michael Gonzales, Ex Cowboy Whiskey Tango Live music

KARAOKE/OPEN MIC The Bamboo Club Karaoke with DJ Tony G Best Western Royal Sun Inn and Suites Y-Not Karaoke Buffalo Wild Wings Y-Not Karaoke Driftwood Bar El Charro Café Sahuarita Famous Sam’s Silverbell Amazing Star karaoke Famous Sam’s Valencia Hilda’s Sports Bar The Hog Pit Smokehouse Bar and Grill Steve Morningwood acoustic open-mic night Jasper Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar Open mic with Bob Paluzzi Know Where II New Star Karaoke Margarita Bay Outlaw Saloon Chubbrock Entertainment Pappy’s Diner Open mic River’s Edge Lounge Karaoke with KJ David Royal Sun Inn and Suites Y Not Karaoke Stadium Grill Chubbrock Entertainment

DANCE/DJ Big Willy’s Restaurant and Sports Grill DJ Hurricane and Project Benny Blanco Diablos Sports Bar and Grill Bikini bash with DJ Mike Lopez Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company DJ spins music The Hideout Fiesta DJs IBT’s DJ spins music Javelina Cantina DJ M. Mr. Head’s Art Gallery and Bar DJ Bonus Pearson’s Pub DJ Wild Wes RJ’s Replays Sports Pub and Grub DJ M Sam Hughes Place Championship Dining DJ spins music

CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE If you would like your band, club or solo act to be listed, send all pertinent times, dates, prices and places to: Club Listings, Tucson Weekly, P.O. Box 27087, Tucson, AZ 85726. Fax listings to 792-2096. Or e-mail us at Deadline to receive listings information is noon on Friday, seven days before the Thursday publication date. For display advertising information, call 294-1200.

OCTOBER 18 – 24, 2012





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Arizona Inn Dennis Reed The Bamboo Club Live music The Bashful Bandit Live music Bedroxx DJ Du and the Cooper Meza Band Bluefin Seafood Bistro George Howard and Mark Noethen Boondocks Lounge Neon Prophet Café Passé Tom Walbank, Roman Barten Sherman The Canyon’s Crown Restaurant and Pub Live music Cascade Lounge Doug Martin Chicago Bar The AmoSphere Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler 22nd Street Bobby Wilson Club Congress Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, The Brothers Comatose; late show: Tesoro flamenco party La Cocina Restaurant, Cantina and Coffee Bar The Greg Morton Band, Andrew Collberg Cow Palace Live music Dakota Cafe and Catering Co. John Ronstadt and Howard Wooten Delectables Restaurant and Catering Stefan George Dry River Company The Bluerays El Mezón del Cobre Mariachi Azteca El Parador Descarga, Salsarengue, Tito y Su Nuevo Son Famous Sam’s E. Golf Links Live music La Fuente Mariachi Estrellas de la Fuente Guadalajara Grill East Live mariachi music Guadalajara Grill West Live Latin music Hacienda del Sol Freddy Vesely The Hideout Sol Down Hotel Tucson City Center The Bishop/Nelly Duo The Hut A Boy Named Sioux Irish Pub Johnnie and the Rumblers Las Cazuelitas Event Center Mariachis Li’l Abner’s Steakhouse Arizona Dance Hands Maverick Flipside McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse Patio: Retro Rockets; lounge: Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky Mint Cocktails Heather Hardy Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Café The

KARAOKE/OPEN MIC Best Western Royal Sun Inn and Suites Y-Not Karaoke Brats Brodie’s Tavern Driftwood Bar Famous Sam’s W. Ruthrauff Famous Sam’s Pima Iguana Cafe Jeff’s Pub Kustom Karaoke Know Where II New Star Karaoke LB Saloon Margarita Bay Midtown Bar and Grill Music Box Karaoke with AJ Putney’s Karaoke with DJ Soup Riley’s Irish Tavern Chubbrock Entertainment Royal Sun Inn and Suites Y Not Karaoke Salty Dawg II Tucson’s Most Wanted Entertainment with KJ Sean Shooters Steakhouse and Saloon Stockmen’s Lounge Terry and Zeke’s Wings-Pizza-N-Things YNot Entertainment

DANCE/DJ The Auld Dubliner DJ spins music Big Willy’s Restaurant and Sports Grill DJ Obi-Wan Kenobi Casa Vicente Restaurante Español Flamenco guitar and dance show Circle S Saloon DJ BarryB The Depot Sports Bar DJ and music videos








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SAT OCT 20 LIVE MUSIC Arizona Inn Dennis Reed The Bashful Bandit Live music The Bisbee Royale Pick and Holler, Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl, The Tryst The Bone-In Steakhouse Bobby Wilson Boondocks Lounge Wayback Machine CafĂŠ PassĂŠ Country Saturdays Cascade Lounge George Howard Chicago Bar Neon Prophet Club Congress Rasputina, Faun Fables La Cocina Restaurant, Cantina and Coffee Bar Stefan George 30th anniversary music celebration: The Ditchriders Coltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taste of Texas Steakhouse Live music Cow Pony Bar and Grill DJ spins music Cushing Street Restaurant and Bar Live jazz Dakota Cafe and Catering Co. Howard Wooten Delectables Restaurant and Catering Live music Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bayou Cajun Cookinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Melody Louise El Charro CafĂŠ Sahuarita Live salsa band El MezĂłn del Cobre Mariachi Azteca El Parador Descarga, Salsarengue, Tito y Su Nuevo Son Enoteca Pizzeria Wine Bar Phil Borzillo Famous Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s E. Golf Links Live music La Fuente Mariachi Estrellas de la Fuente Gold Live music Guadalajara Grill East Live mariachi music Guadalajara Grill West Live Latin music Hacienda del Sol Freddy Vesely, Rillito River Band The Hideout Los Bandidos The Hut K-Bass and FM, Planet Jam Irish Pub Mark Insley Las Cazuelitas Event Center Mariachis Liâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Abnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steakhouse Arizona Dance Hands Lookout Bar and Grille at Westward Look Resort Live acoustic Maverick Flipside McMahonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prime Steakhouse Lounge: Daniel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Slyâ&#x20AC;? Slipetsky Mint Cocktails Elvis impersonator Monterey Court Studio Galleries and CafĂŠ Corey Spector and friends Mr. Anâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Teppan Steak and Sushi The Bishop/Nelly Duo Mr. Headâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Gallery and Bar Live music New Moon Tucson Too Much Information Nimbus Brewing Company Taproom Five Way Street Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Live music Old Pueblo Grille Jazz Jam with Pete Swan Trio Old Tubac Inn Restaurant and Saloon Wildfire Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shaughnessyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Live pianist and singer Paradiso Bar and Lounge Retread The Parish First-year anniversary party: Andy Seeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Swinginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jamboree La Parrilla Suiza Mariachi music Plush Discos, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears Ricâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe/Restaurant Live music Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge Lounge Vent The Rock Southwest Terror Fest Day 2: Blighter, Monger, Swampwolf, Sorrower, Seas Will Rise, Rise of the Willing, Ladybird, Pigeonwing, Sons of Tonatiuh, Hull, Bereft, Why Bother?, Blister Unit, Blood Corpse


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DANCE/DJ The Auld Dubliner DJ spins music Bedroxx DJ spins music Brodieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern Latino Night Casa Vicente Restaurante EspaĂąol Flamenco guitar and dance show La Cocina Restaurant, Cantina and Coffee Bar DJ Herm Desert Diamond Casino Monsoon Nightclub Noches Caliente Desert Diamond Casino Sports Bar Fiesta DJs: Country Tejano night Driftwood Bar â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s R&B with DJ Qloud Nyne El Charro CafĂŠ on Broadway DJ Soo Latin mix El Parador Salsa-dance lessons with Jeannie Tucker Famous Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Valencia DJ spins music Gentle Benâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brewing Company DJ spins music IBTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DJ spins music Music Box â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s and more On a Roll DJ Aspen Pearsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub DJ Wild Wes Rustyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Restaurant and Sports Grille DJ Obi Wan Kenobi Sam Hughes Place Championship Dining DJ spins music Sapphire Lounge DJ 64, DJ Phil Sinbadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Mediterranean Cuisine Belly dancing with Emma Jeffries and friends Sir Vezaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taco Garage Wetmore DJ Du Sky Bar Shaun Harris Solar Culture Milonga, DJ Joanne Canelli Wildcat House Tejano dance mix Wooden Nickel DJ spins music Zen Rock DJ Kidd Kutz

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LIVE MUSIC Arizona Inn Dennis Reed Boondocks Lounge The Bryan Dean Trio Chicago Bar The Ronstadts Guadalajara Grill East Live mariachi music Guadalajara Grill West Live Latin music Hacienda del Sol Aaron Gilmartin Las Cazuelitas Event Center Live music McMahonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prime Steakhouse Lounge: David Prouty Rialto Theatre Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock Sullivanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steak House Live music

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THE DISTRICT TAVERN Friday, Oct. 12 Tucsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Go Nowhere! Booking has recently brought some great underground rock bands to town, many of them signed to Burger Records, a California-based label that specializes in recordings on cassette. All three bands at this show happen to be working with Burger. Pop Zeus is the name under which Mikey Hodges, from Brooklyn, N.Y., records his catchy, Replacements-influenced pop-punk. While his recordings feature him playing all of the instruments, his live band consists of Philadelphiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tough Shits, his tour mates. Hodges led the band through one ragged raveup after another. Stylistically, Pop Zeus split the difference between â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s Guided by Voices and mid-period Replacementsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;until there was no difference at all. All four Tough Shits got back onstage for their set, which continued the celebratory atmosphere that Pop Zeus had begun. The Tough Shits played some visceral proto-punk, in the lineage of the New York Dolls and the MC5. But there was no grand statement being made in their music; they simply performed their songs, unlike their forebears, as fun rock â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll. When their lead singer jumped into the audience, it was so innocent and unthreatening that the band might as well have been the Stooges, if Iggy Pop were a friendly Muppet. The Tough Shitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; childlike enthusiasm was infectious, indeed. Performing his first new music in a few years, ex-Los Federales and Knockout Pills member Travis Spillers debuted his latest project, the Freezing Hands. You could say that a particular song sounds like whomever, or that another song sounds like whatever, but that would be missing the point: Spillersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; songs were so jovial and happy that musical-genre identification would be a waste of enjoyment. Each song may have sounded different, but they felt the same, like happy memories from long agoâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the AM radio pop hits you heard on summer road trips when you were a child. The Freezing Handsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; songs, from their upcoming Burger Records cassette, negated punk rockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nihilism by sounding like a party to which everyone was invited. And that made the Freezing Hands one of a kind. Welcome back, Travis. Joshua Levine

RHYTHM & VIEWS Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers


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The Clearing

Put Your Back N 2 It




Soul, country and classic hippie-rock all mix together in this immediately likable album from San Francisco’s Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers. Bluhm’s vocals shine—a honeyed blend of Linda Ronstadt, Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt—while the band expertly navigates its way around laid-back oldies, groovy jams, barroom raveups and even hootenannies. Driftwood might be a history lesson in other hands, but it’s fresh and filled with good vibes here. To start with, the Gramblers—guitarists Deren Ney and Dave Mulligan, drummer Mike Curry, bassist Steve Adams, and Bluhm’s multi-instrumentalist husband, Tim (of the Mother Hips)—are a crack band that know how to give roots music a modern touch. “Carousel” starts things off with a comfortably swaying tempo, and with acoustic guitars framing Bluhm’s nostalgic tribute to vinyl records. The band gives Doug Sahm’s “I Wanna Be Your Mama Again” a glorious countryblues big-band treatment. “Kill You to Call” is pure blue-eyed country soul, with Bluhm wringing all she can from the heartsick lyrics, sickly sweet lead guitar lines and softly whistling organ fills. Then it’s all topped off with a swell of horns. Driftwood—originally a 2011 self-release that was reissued in July—has plenty of California sunshine, but Bluhm and company know their way around some minor-key yearning as well. Eric Swedlund

Bowerbirds’ third album is like a table that’s been reset from a simple homemade breakfast to an elegant dinner. The band’s raw talent and charm shine through, untouched, yet there’s a clear upgrade that goes beyond any cosmetic change. Lush production and arrangements do more on The Clearing than boost the song presentation; they give the Bowerbirds a higher plane to shoot for in terms of songwriting. The shifts within the songs are fantastic—they swell with strings and horns, turning on a dime back to a simple finger-picked nylon guitar. There are electric guitars and booming drums and piano and more, but there’s never any jumble. Given so much more to work with, Phil Moore and Beth Tacular deliver a tight and professional sound, never too much, never too little. Opener “Tuck the Darkness In” exemplifies the album’s supple arrangements: Why make a song quiet or loud when it can be both? The crescendoing outro never compromises the song’s basic melody or structure. “Walk the Furrows” and “Stitch the Hem” are both complex and shifting songs wrapped around simple cores, celebrating the rustic, closeto-the-Earth domesticity that Phil and Beth embrace. On The Clearing, Bowerbirds have managed to leave behind a good deal of their quiet woods-iness, without altering the band’s fundamental essence. Their songs live so well with a bit more color. Eric Swedlund

After an impressive debut, Learning, Seattle’s Mike Hadreas returns with the excellent Put Your Back N 2 It. It’s an album that locates power in fragility and tenderness in dissonance, and—for a tight 32 minutes—remains stunningly potent. Hadreas spins sad and redemptive songs in purposefully oblique fashion. Closer “Sister Song,” balanced on a plinking, wintery piano figure, could easily serve as a eulogy, rather than the invocation for someone suffering that it seems to be: “Drive on / Drive on / My special one / Don’t you stop ’til you know you’re gone.” Meanwhile, the cryptic lyrics of opener “AWOL Marine” (“If you want your medicine / Show me”) swirl in a hazy, dissonant atmosphere. Hadreas’ sexuality—he is openly gay—provides a significant context to both his subject matter and musical approach. The occasionally abject misery at the heart of Learning is overwritten by confidence on Put Your Back N 2 It. Take the marching, lock-step grooving in “Take Me Home,” which embraces both comfort and surrender in coupling. Meanwhile, the cacophonous growl of “Dark Parts” gives way to a plaintive piano and Hadreas’ reassurances: “I will take the dark part / Of your heart into my heart.” Hadreas is an apt purveyor of dark, lush chamber pop. Ultimately, he presents listeners with a difficult, spirited album of immense beauty and insight. Michael Petitti

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers perform with The Brothers Comatose at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St.; $10 advance; $12 day of; 622-8848.

Bowerbirds perform with Perfume Genius and Dusted at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St.; $12; all ages; 622-8848.


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DANCE/DJ Big Willy’s Restaurant and Sports Grill DJ White Shadow Casa Vicente Restaurante Español Tango classes and dancing Driftwood Bar DJ spins dance music The Hideout Fiesta DJs IBT’s DJ spins music RJ’s Replays Sports Pub and Grub Drew Cooper and DJ M Rusty’s Family Restaurant and Sports Grille Sid the Kid Sinbad’s Fine Mediterranean Cuisine DJ Spencer Thomas and friends

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MEDICAL MJ A federal court hears a case that could lead to marijuana being classified as having medical value

Not Quite as Controlled? BY J.M. SMITH, he lawyers are at it again, shoving legal briefs and filings and arguments down each other’s throats and generally trying to rip new assholes in each other for the benefit of all mankind. This time, I am referring to a federal case brought by Americans for Safe Access (, a medical-marijuanaadvocacy group that has been fighting for more than 10 years to get cannabis removed from Schedule I under the Controlled Substances Act. The lawyers at ASA think the Drug Enforcement Administration made a mistake last year when it rejected a bid to reschedule cannabis. Way back in 2002, ASA asked the feds to downgrade marijuana, based on the opinions of many, many doctors and scientists who think it has medical value. (Schedule I is reserved for drugs with no medical merit.) The case dragged in the hallowed halls of the DEA until last year, when the agency rejected the request, citing a federal study that found no consensus among medical professionals that marijuana is medically effective. ASA then asked the 12 judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals’ D.C. circuit to review the decision, claiming consensus is unnecessary. Lawyers for ASA claim the feds need only consider whether marijuana is “accepted by qualified experts,” according to an analysis at Opening arguments took place this week. If the appeals court agrees with ASA, the DEA would seemingly be forced to reschedule marijuana. There may not be a consensus, but there are certainly hundreds of qualified experts who agree MMJ works. The Wall Street Journal checked around, and it seems the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and American Nurses Association think the stuff has medical value. These people are qualified experts. Donald Abrams, chief of hematology-oncology at San


Francisco General Hospital, is a qualified expert, too. He uses cannabis to treat cancer and HIV patients. “In my practice every day as a cancer specialist, I see patients who have loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting from their chemotherapy, pain on and off of opiates, anxiety, depression, and insomnia,” Abrams said, according to an ASA news release, adding that all can be relieved with cannabis. Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration could prove to be a landmark case, possibly the straw that breaks the federal camel’s back. It could spark a cascade of events leading to a loosening of the federal marijuana choke chain. “What’s at stake in this case is nothing less than our country’s scientific integrity and the imminent needs of millions of patients,” said ASA chief counsel Joe Elford, who argued the case. The folks at ASA aren’t the only ones seeking reclassification. Last November, the governors of Washington, Rhode Island and Vermont asked the feds to reschedule marijuana to Schedule II, which is reserved for drugs with medical value. Also last November, the state of Colorado also officially asked the feds to reschedule marijuana. That half-hearted request was required by a voter-passed initiative in 2010. Those requests are pending action, and if history is a guide, it will be years before the DEA makes a decision. But I say “no thank you” to rescheduling MMJ. I prefer to get my herbal remedies from herbalists, not pharmacists. Putting marijuana on Schedule II would only make matters worse. I do not want to fight past people in white smocks any more than I want to fight past the Men in Blue to get my meds. So cross your fingers. The arguments are argued and filings filed. Now we just wait for a decision from the lofty halls of justice in the Second Highest Court in the Land. Relax. The lawyers are on the case.



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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny. Go to to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY HOROSCOPE 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700 $1.99 per minute. 18 and over. Touchtone phone required. ARIES (March 21-April 19): When Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro laid waste to Peru in 1532, his soldiers found green stones on the land. Were they emeralds? A priest who was traveling with them gave them bad advice. He said that the way to determine whether they were merely colored glass or were precious gems was to test their hardness by pounding them with hammers. In this manner, many actual emeralds were shattered into fragments. Learn from this mistake, Aries. Make sure you recognize treasures for what they are, and don’t force them to submit to unwise tests that misconstrue their true nature.

messages were too interesting for my own good. You gave me too many answers to questions I’ve had for too many years. I felt like I was being cured of problems I didn’t even know I had. Many hours went by until finally I was able to pull myself out of the vortex. How did this happen? —Freaked Out. Dear Freaked: I was born under the sign of Cancer the Crab, and it so happens that the people of my tribe are currently emanating an intriguing and inscrutable aura. We’re at the peak of our ability to attract and seduce. Many of us are using our power benevolently, but our mysterious mojo could still be a bit unsettling.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Someone at posted a question to the community: Could anyone help him re-create the aroma of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland? He said he loved that smell. It was a blend of damp earth, rotting wood and gunpowder. It had musty overtones, a hint of chlorine and a tantalizing freshness. If only he could get that fragrance to permeate his house, he testified, he’d always be able to work at peak efficiency. You might want to follow his lead, Taurus. It’s a good time to identify and gather all the ingredients you would need to make sure your environment inspires you to the max.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The past is headed your way bearing gifts, Leo. I recommend that you make yourself available for its blessings, which may be delivered to you in unexpected ways. For example: The spirit of a dead loved one could impart an enigmatic but useful tip in the middle of the night. An abandoned dream you assumed was gone forever might return from limbo to grant you a wish. A favor you did for someone long ago could finally be repaid. Are you ready to let history reward you in its own unique style?

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you asked me to be your personal adviser, I would prescribe supplements and herbs to build up your immune system. I’d insist that you eat nothing but healthy food and get at least eight hours of sleep every night. I’d suggest that you meditate daily on images that symbolize your most-inspiring desires. For fun, I might even advise you to do a ritual in which you create a big circle around yourself using violet yarn and then do a series of playful acts to pump up your freedom, like dancing as wildly as you know how, and chanting “love is my creator.” Finally, Gemini, if you sought my counsel, I’d urge you to use your exuberant imagination in concert with your disciplined intellect as you design a long-term plan to charge up your well-being. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Dear Free Will Astrologer: I found your website by accident today and was drawn in fast and hard. No matter what I did, I could not escape and get back to my work. Your


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Just for you, it is Shark Week. During this dicey holiday, you should be wary of all sharks, especially the kind that look like human beings. Don’t get in their way, and don’t underestimate them. On the other hand, I’m not opposed to you getting to know some sharks better. They could teach you some valuable lessons on how to get what you want. Not that you would ever be as coldblooded and predatory as they are, of course. But it might be energizing to your ambitions if you add just a bit of sharklike thinking to your repertoire. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Visualize yourself heading out on a high adventure with interesting people—all the while being distracted by the memory of a trivial insult you experienced earlier that day. Picture yourself getting intimate with a lover who inspires you to lose your self-consciousness—up until the point when you decide to interrupt your fun by answering a phone call from some random person. Imagine toning yourself down and holding yourself back because of misplaced politeness, unnecessary guilt or delusional fear—even

though you’re feeling a rushing instinct to surge and soar and overflow. Finally, Libra, understand that in getting you to envision these parodies of your current inclinations, I’m hoping to shock you into making sure that nothing like them happens. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Sometime soon, you may dream of being naked at a public event like a class at school or a committee meeting. I think this would be an excellent omen, so I hope it comes to pass. It would signify that you’re ready to shed the disguises that have been making it problematical for you to reinvent yourself. Who is the New You? Stripping down to the bare essentials in your dreams will help you see raw truths about your waking life. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): As you cross the great water in search of the unknown treasure, navigate by the light of the clouds. That’s your dreamy oracle, Sagittarius. What does it mean? Well, the work you do to figure it out is essential to activating its potential, so I don’t want to give away too much. But here are three further hints to inspire you on your quest.

1. Be willing to go a long way to find a secret you don’t even know you’re looking for. 2. Consider the possibility of cultivating faith in a goal that you don’t quite yet grasp in its entirety. 3. Rely on shadows and reflections to give you accurate information you can’t get directly from the thing that’s casting shadows and being reflected. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Everyone has some kind of power. What’s yours? In the coming days, I suspect there will be some crisis and opportunity regarding how you use it. Maybe you will be invited to assume more authority or exercise greater influence. Maybe your ability to wield your particular clout will be questioned or doubted, and you will be challenged to either stand up and express it with more integrity and purpose, or relinquish it. For best results, take a moment right now to visualize the precise power you would love to command. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Dear Rob: I really enjoy reading your horoscopes. You feel like a friend I’ve never met. When I try to picture what you’re like, I keep get-

ting a vision of you as being fat, short and bald with a strawberry blond moustache. Am I right? —Curious Aquarius. Dear Curious: It’s great that you’ve decided to do a reality check. This is an excellent time for all you Aquarians to see if what you imagine to be true is a match for the world as it actually is. To answer your question, I am, in fact, tall and thin, don’t wear a moustache and have an abundance of long silver hair. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I’ve got just the right message to set the tone for you in the weeks ahead. It comes from writer H.P. Lovecraft, and captures the essence of your astrological omens. “Pleasure to me is wonder,” said Lovecraft. “It’s the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” Now get out there, Pisces, and gather up all the mysterious marvels you have coming to you—all the bracing encounters with uncanny grace.

¡ASK A MEXICAN! BY GUSTAVO ARELLANO, Dear Mexican: As a college-educated Mexican American, I had my fair share of Chicanas in college … all of which my jefita considered putas with books. But now that I graduated, I’m going out with a gabacha for the first time. She’s nice, bilingual, tall, skinny, educated and a liberal with liberal gabacho parents, so they accept my brownness. I finally found a woman that doesn’t want to control me a su manera or hacerme pendejo, and my jefita is STILL against it. How can I get my jefa to accept my lil’ snow bunny? Coco Deez Nuts Dear Gabacho: ALL Mexican moms are going to initially consider ANY mujer who’s going out with their son a puta—it’s that whole Madonna/whore complex that continues to sully Mexican feminine relations. But the good thing with mamis is that they’re ultimately looking out for their mijo—and if any woman is going to be their eventual nuera, they’d better be a good one (you should’ve seen the desmadre my madre put my mick gal through after she quebro my heart, yet wanted to get back with me), and her son better be in the right state of mind to settle down rather than put said woman through cheating hell. You obviously didn’t care for those Chicanas as anything else than butt sluts, and your mother knew that—hence the hate. And the fact that you’re calling your current chica a “snow bunny” is further proof you’re not ready to settle down—hence the hate. But trust me: Your mother will sense the moment you’re ready to be serious, and will then subject your beloved to a lifetime of suegra pettiness. I’m a Spanish teacher for young children. I’ve seen a white lacey headdress called a huipil, and I have also seen a type of colorful blouse called a huipil. Which is it? La Maestra Gabacha Dear Gabacha Teacher: We’re hablando about two different clothing items here. The “lacey headdress” you’re referring to is the resplandor, and it’s native to the state of Oaxaca, specifically to the Zapotec tribe, and specifically to the tehuanas, the legendary women who pertain to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and even more

specifically to the women vendors of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec. They’re renowned for their morena beauty, independence and colorful sartorial stylings. (Related aside, gentle readers: do yourself a favor, and YouTube the song “Tehuantepec”—it’s the most-famous song of the son istmeño genre native to the region and is the equivalent of “Girl From the North Country” on marimba.) Frida Kahlo made the resplandor famous in her 1948 self-portrait, highlighting the headdress’ frilly awesomeness. The huipil, on el other hand, is the default blouse of central and southern Mexico and Guatemala since before the Conquest, the colorful counterpart to the suave guayabera. Unfortunately, the huipil has been cheapened by Mexican restaurants that make their female workers dress in cheaply made versions and by gabachas who went backpacking and think that wearing them at rallies confers authenticity. Doesn’t matter: A huipil makes any woman who wears it into an automatic goddess—I mean, more so than usual. But the woman who can pull off the resplandor ain’t just a goddess—she’s heaven incarnate. In other words, a tehuana. Ask the Mexican at themexican@askamexican. net; be his fan on Facebook; follow him on Twitter @gustavoarellano; or ask him a video question at!

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Pretty much everyone on Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warming earthâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; pro-choice and anti-choiceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;thought my advice for LIFE sucked monkey ass. In my defense, I did give LIFE the option of discussing an unplanned pregnancy as a hypothetical. And even if LIFE did opt to lieâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;my clear preferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t intend for LIFE to drag the lie out for weeks or months. I was thinking 30 minutes, tops. My fault for not including a clear </lie> in my response. So what was I thinking? Basically, this: Conservatives tend to change their positions on specific â&#x20AC;&#x153;controversialâ&#x20AC;? social issues when â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;? happens to them. Nancy Reagan came out for stem-cell research after her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease. Rush Limbaugh came out for treatment over incarceration for drug offenders after he got caught with his hand in the Oxycontin jar. Dick Cheney came out for marriage equality after his daughter came out as a lesbian. Likewise, a lot of conservativesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;male and femaleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are anti-choice until an unplanned pregnancy happens to them. Access to safe and legal abortion services becomes important when â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;? happens to them. (Sometimes the cure doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stick. Scott DesJarlais, for example, is a rabidly prolife member of Congress from Tennessee. But back in 2000, when he was working as a doctor, he pressured his mistress, who was also his patient, to get an abortion in an effort to save his failing marriage. As a member of Congress, DesJarlais opposes abortion in all cases, without exception â&#x20AC;Ś unless â&#x20AC;&#x153;it,â&#x20AC;? i.e., an unplanned pregnancy, happens to him.) This inability to empathizeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;this refusal to imagine what it might be like to have an ill relative or a drug problem or a gay child or an unplanned pregnancyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is a defining characteristic of modern conservatism. But my plan to instill a little empathy in LIFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boyfriend was itself lacking in empathy. LIFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boyfriend might have been traumatized by the lieâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not just by the lie itself, but by the violation of trust. So my advice wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just bad; it was hypocritical. Mea culpa. Would an anti-choice position still be a deal-breaker for you, Dan, if you had the penis, and your opposed-to-abortion partner had the vagina? Pro-Choice Myself The right to control your own body is a bedrock value for meâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;male, female, gay, straight, sex workers, responsible drug users, etc.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;but my hypothetical girlfriendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anti-abortion position would only be a deal-breaker if she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t support the right of other women to make their own choices. Allow me to un-prettify that: If my hypothetical girlfriend believed that the state should have the power to force a woman to give birth against her will, if she wanted to see doctors thrown in prison for performing abortions, if she believed every miscarriage should be treated like potential homicide, that would be a deal-breaker. But yes, PCM, I could see myself dating a woman who was personally but not politically opposed to abortion. I would only fuck her in the ass, however, to avoid becoming a father against my will.

Your response to LIFE was horrible. Flat-out lie, and see what response you get? How about having a frank discussion to see how he really feels about abortion? I hope LIFE was smart enough to disregard your idiotic â&#x20AC;&#x153;advice.â&#x20AC;? Offended You and everyone else who were worried that LIFE might actually take my idiotic advice will be delighted to hear that she did not â&#x20AC;Ś I was happy to see my letter in your column. After I wrote you, I had a long conversation with my boyfriend. When I asked what we should do if I was pregnantâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;something all sexually active couples should talk aboutâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he said he would want me to give it up for adoption or keep it (with the help of child-support payments from him), but that I could have an abortion since â&#x20AC;&#x153;the letter of the law was on my side.â&#x20AC;? (We live in Canada, for which I am eternally grateful.) After a couple days of thinking about it, I reopened the discussion. You hit the nail on the head when you said this was about equality and respect. Even though he claimed he respected me, he admitted that he would ban abortion if he could, essentially arguing that I am less capable of understanding what pregnancy means and the effect it would have on my life than he is. I broke up with him. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m writing to thank you for giving me the boost I needed and to calm the nerves of the commentators who really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the lie-about-pregnancy suggestion. Love Is Finding Errors Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad your anti-choice boyfriend is now your anti-choice ex, LIFE, and your letter is a good reminder to everyone who reads my column or any other advice slingerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called â&#x20AC;&#x153;advice,â&#x20AC;? not â&#x20AC;&#x153;binding arbitration,â&#x20AC;? for a good reason. The people who ask me for advice are free to make up their own minds. And I actively encourage everyone whose letter appears in the column to lurk in the comments online and see what you, my readers, have to say. Because, you know, sometimes your advice is better than mine. Finally, a word to all the anti-choice men out there who were so hurt that I told their girlfriendsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;imaginary in many instancesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to dump them: If you oppose abortion because you believe that â&#x20AC;&#x153;sexual choices should have consequences,â&#x20AC;? as more than one of you stated (was there a form letter circulating?), then you should be able to wrap your heads around this: Political choices have consequences, too. You can choose to be anti-choice, and women can choose not to date you. Consequences! Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not just for women anymore! Your response to My Friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kinky Son struck a chord with me. When I was a preschool kid, my evangelical next-door neighbor presented me with a magnificently illustrated Bibleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which I still have. The only part of that Bible that piqued my interest was a graphic image of the Israelites in bondage in Egypt: lots of sweat, whipping and blood. I was excited by this image, Dan, and I was only 4 years old! By the time I was a teenager, I was collecting bondage porn (magazines back in those days) and crafting my own bondage gear. Inevitably, my prying mother found my kinky stash. Much shaming and lecturing ensued. It made not a bit of difference: I just got better at hiding my stash. Being berated for oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sexual preferences by your parents as a child is probably an inevitable part of having BDSM tastes, just as it is for a lot of gay people, but it canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x153;changeâ&#x20AC;? someone. Likes Irregular Forms of Erotic Release Thanks for sharing, LIFER. Find the Savage Lovecast (my weekly podcast) every Tuesday at, and follow me @fakedansavage on Twitter.

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