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index January 2013 05. Urban Update 06. Living 08. Community 10. Food & Drink 18. Events 23. Arts 34. Garden 37. Puzzles 38. Tunes 44. Life in Tucson

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Everyone remembers the historic El Con sign topped with the conquistador crossed swords. The monument sign was first installed in December of 1962, and was taken down in 1999 to build the Krispy Kreme building. The sign has been designated a historic landmark sign and refurbished to its original state by Jude Cook of Cook Signs in Tucson. It was re-installed and lighted at a commemorative 50th anniversary ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 22. Council member Steve Kozachik officiated the re-lighting, with performances by the Tucson Boys and Girls choruses.

photo: Jude Cook

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The Cadence Bridging 4th Avenue and Downtown by Teya Vitu

While construction swiftly proceeds for The Cadence student housing project, a leasing office, located at 218 N. 4th Ave., has already been open since the end of September signing University of Arizona students up at the 456-bed complex for the Fall 2013 semester, including 99 apartments with 167 beds on the Centro Garage.

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living Z Mostly UA dorm students have been the first to lease rooms that will become available in August 2013 at the eastern edge of Downtown. They will experience an upgrade from tight dorm room bunks to having their own bedroom and bathroom at The Cadence. The dorm prison ambiance gives way to a near resort setting at The Cadence, which has one six-story L-shaped structure next to Rialto Theatre and another three-story structure atop the Centro Garage across the street. “A lot of people renting with us are from the dorms,” Amy Kirby, The Cadence’s marketing and leasing director. “They go ‘Wow’ when they see the mock-up (apartment at the leasing office) and the plans. They are coming from an environment where they are packed like sardines.” The swimming pool is the center piece at The Cadence. “I think the pool area is going to be where everybody wants to be,” said Stephany Gamboa, a Cadence marketing assistant and UA junior. “The fire pits are awesome.” The Lshaped building will run along the Rialto Theatre and Broadway with a one-story commercial section extending along Toole Avenue to create a tenant-only courtyard with the pool. “The pool has an outdoor kitchen, Las Vegas-style cabana and you have a movie screen right over the pool,” Kirby said. The pool area also has a large fire pit. A second fire pit will be in the more intimate courtyard on the rooftop on the Centro Garage housing that will feature landscaping, seating and a barbeque. “That will be more of a chill space,” said Chad Izmirian, a Capstone Development senior vice president based in the Encinitas, CA, office near San Diego. Capstone is the developer of The Cadence. The fire pits delineate the basic Capstone vision that the apartment on the garage may be more desirable to older students and the Rialto side for younger students. The Cadence is not targeting freshmen. The Cadence offers a broad array of options, including studios, one, two, three, four and five bedrooms. “From our perspective, it’s more about designing units for a variety of demographics,” Izmirian said. “An older student – seniors or graduate students – would be inclined to rent a unit with a lesser number of roommates. A sophomore or junior is probably more inclined to want more roommates.” The five-bedroom units – there are five of them – were almost an afterthought, not the size Capstone usually builds. But they have proven surprisingly popular in the early months of leasing. “What we’re seeing in leasing is the 4’s and 5’s are going the quickest. The 5’s are almost sold out,” Izmirian commented.

The Cadence will home 97 apartments with 289 beds next to the Rialto – land that used to hold the Greyhound bus station and the Centro Garage will boast 99 apartments with 167 beds. In both buildings combined, there are 14 studios, 29 one-bedroom apartments, 71 twobedroom, 62 three-bedroom, 14 four-bedroom and five five-bedroom apartments. No four- or five-bedroom units are on the garage. Izmirian describes The Cadence as high-end urban student housing. The more traditional barren dorm room is becoming something of the past. “Students these days come in with higher expectations. Most students had their own bedroom and bathroom growing up. Technology is a huge thing. What you’re seeing is a bigger push for privacy”, Izmirian says. Students are also gravitating to more urban environments. “I think they like the location

“From our perspective, it’s more about designing units for a variety of demographics”

Downtown,” said Ashley Farmer, another Cadence marketing assistant and a UA sophomore. “It’s close to campus but still Downtown.” The Cadence sits right at the junction of Downtown and 4thAvenue. Right now, zero people live within a couple hundred yards of where Toole, Congress, 4th Avenue and Broadway converge. In one year, some 450 college students will occupy the space, and the streetcar should be rolling by in both directions. “It will be good for Downtown. I do believe this will bridge 4th Avenue and Downtown finally,” Kirby said. Construction started in July – and the Centro Garage has already largely disappeared behind and underneath the framing for three stories of Cadence apartments on top and another two stories on the face. There is a ledge off the third level of the four-level garage upon which a dozen apartments are being built. Izmirian calls this the building’s “eye brow.”

“We’re further along on the garage,” Izmirian said. “We essentially are done with framing. The roof will be complete soon. We will start adding windows and the exterior sheathing of the building. We will wrap the building with moisture protection. After that you will see the start of stucco right after Christmas.“ Within the framed structure, all the internal mechanical, electrical and plumbing is now getting installed. On the Greyhound/Rialto side, the concrete podium that will serve as the ground floor is complete as is the wood framing of the first two levels of student apartments. Three more levels of apartments have yet to be framed and should be in place by the start of February. The ground floor, with an 18-foot ceiling, will offer indoor amenities such as a fitness room, an event room, a media room, a great room – “a big living room,” Izmirian said, a multi-sport simulator, a business center, a tanning center and a sauna. The Cadence’s urban character will come with a built-in commercial level. The garage side will have 10,000 square feet of retail on street level, and the Rialto side will add another 9,500 square feet along Toole Avenue. This commercial space could be filled with restaurants, brew pub, a coffee shop, “some sort of market,” maybe some other types of shops. “We’ve had lots of interest,” Izmirian said. “We are negotiating our first letter of interest. Within the last 30 days, we started marketing in earnest.” The Cadence offers three studio options with 435 to 472 square feet rent for $975 to $990 per month. The three one-bedroom options measure 531 to 672 square feet with rents of $1,060 to $1,120. The three two-bedrooms options have 748 to 879 square feet and rent for $799 to $825 per bedroom. The four-bedroom option is 1,347 square feet and rent is $678 per bedroom. The five-bedroom apartments cost $708 per month per bedroom, measure 2,162 square feet and a 55-inch television is included in the living area. Rent includes a room furnished with a bed, chair, desk and dresser. Each room also has a bathroom, a washer and dryer, and cable, Internet, water, sewer, pest control and trash are included. Students are responsible for phone and electricity. For more information visit TheCadenceTucson.com. This article originally appeared on DowntownTucson.org

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A Garden Bears Fruit In The Wreckage of Rio Nuevo by Teya Vitu The fledgling trees at Mission Garden “The person who really wanted to do this was den’s Phase 2 work. bore fruit in early December just as they did Cele Peterson. She saw the wall. We assured They have has raised $160,000 of the nec220 years ago in the same spot in shadow of A her it was going to get done”, said DuPont. essary $350,000 so far. Mountain and is the only project of the scrapped The Friends formalized themselves by incor“This resonates with people on a number of Tucson Origins Heritage Park to bear any fruit porating as a 501(c)3 with the Arizona Corporalevels,” Pfeuffer said. “Part of it is ‘Yeah, we’re at all through the planning, spading, grading, tion Commission in 2010 and gaining the nongoing to do something people didn’t think could planting, and grassroots push by The Friends of profit status in fall 2011. In the meantime, that be done.’ Part of it is the heritage trees got a Tucson’s Birthplace. led to clearing up just who had what claim on lot of interest.” The orchard now has 119 trees Figs, quince, apricots, sweet lime and plums the Mission Garden grounds. and people have sponsored 42 trees for $1,000 are also growing on the acre that the founding The Friends had been working with the Tuca piece. members of The Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace son Parks and Recreation Department, while Tucson once had many orchards and garRoger Pfeuffer, Raul Ramirez and Bill DuPont the Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District dens before Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and dozens of other volunteers have tended this laid claim to all land associated with Tucson Orichanged the dynamics of Tucson in the 1940s. year. It’s the first phase to recreate the full 4 gins. Mission Garden is Pima County Parks land “It just brought back a lot of memories,” DuPont acres of the San Agustín Mission Garden from and the City owns the wall. said. “My great grandfather had some of those the 1780s and subsequent decades. The Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance, orchards in his backyard. This is what we knew “This is all heritage fruit,” said Roger The Tucson Botanical Gardens and the ArizoTucson as.” Pfeuffer, chair of The Friends One of four acres is plantof Tucson’s Birthplace, the ed. The Friends started Phase non-profit that is building 1 work on the site in January and operating Mission Gar2012 to install solar-powered den. “This is from cuttings irrigation, ADA trails, build a from trees that trace their ramada and storage buildlineage from trees 150 years ing and, in March, started ago.” planting the mission orchard. “These are European About 50 volunteers were infruits brought into the area volved in planting trees and by Father Kino,” added building the ramada, and 20 Ramirez, secretary of The volunteers are active on an Friends and historian on Faextended basis. ther Eusebio Kino. The second phase should The Friends of Tucson’s be planted in spring. That Raul Ramirez, Roger Pfeuffer and Bill Dupont inspect the orchard at Mission Garden. Birthplace started in 2009 as will include desert plants and a loose group of west side supporters includna-Sonora Desert Museum, the Arizona State also a timeline garden both along the western ing Pfeuffer, DuPont, Ramirez, Diana Hadley, Museum, the Arizona Humanities Council and wall. The timeline garden will trace the progGayle Hartmann and Cele Peterson. They saw the Audubon Society have all endorsed Mission ress of agriculture from the earliest settlers to an adobe compound enclosing nothing. Tucson Garden. the Hohokam, the O’odham, the Mexican era, Origins Heritage Park was touted as Rio Nuevo’s The Friends entered into five-year intergovthe Territorial era and cotton representing the signature piece until the city pulled the plug in ernmental development and operating agreestatehood era. 2008. No construction ever got started on recment in November 2011 with the City and “What we want to show people is how native reating Mission San Agustín and its Convento the County. Since then, Rio Nuevo gave up all people gather food from desert plants,” Pfeuffer or the new children’s, University of Arizona and claims on Mission Garden. said. Arizona Historical Society museums. This also “We didn’t do anything inside the walls until The southern 2 acres have not been fully included the Mission Garden. we got that agreement,” Pfeuffer said. “We’re planned yet but will likely involve mission crops The Friends held a press conference on the obligated to raise $350,000 in those five years. such as Sonoran wheat, Pima white wheat and site in 2009, uncertain just who would show up Neither the City or County are under any financilantro. “We might put in an olive grove or mayto support the creating of the garden. It was encial obligation to support the garden.” be more fruit trees,” Pfeuffer said couraging enough that The Friends then put on The Friends received a $15,000 grant from But for Pfeuffer, the Mission Garden isn’t a forum attended by about 150 people in the the City’s Historic Preservation Office that rejust a bunch of crops and orchards. historical preservation community. quired a $15,000 match. That was the seed “I think of one word: Legacy,” he said. “We saw there was an interest in this,” Dufunding to plan the orchard. The Friends raised The garden is open to the public every SatPont said. “People were willing to donate monanother $60,000 and received $35,000 from urday from noon to 4 pm through May and 8 am ey and time.” DuPont is the founding chair of the Southwestern Foundation for Education and to noon in the summer. The Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace and direct Preservation. An Americans with Disabilities Act descendent of Jose Ignacio Moraga, who was grant added $38,000, and recently the Tohono This article appears courtesy of commander of the Tucson presidio in 1791. O’odham Nation donated $39,600 for the garDowntownTucson.org 8 ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com | January 2013

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Brewmasters Showcase Craft Beer In New Downtown Brewpub

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by Hannah McCain Steve Tracy is a straightforward, practical kind of guy. The day I meet him he’s wearing no-nonsense work clothes and is fully involved in the hubbub of work at Thunder Canyon Brewery’s new Downtown location. He apologizes for keeping me waiting, but I’m impressed, not perturbed— Steve started Thunder Canyon Brewery over a decade ago, and it’s cool to see that he’s still fully involved on the ground in day-to-day operations. With plenty of work still to be completed before the brewpub opens on January 8th, Steve is good-natured about the fact that I’m interrupting his day to pepper him with questions. Of course, the first thing I want to know is how Steve got interested in brewing beer—and how he managed to turn his passion into a career. Homebrewing is a widespread phenomenon today, but back when Steve opened the first Thunder Canyon brewpub, in 1997, it wasn’t nearly as ubiquitous a hobby, nor were microbrews as popular as they are these days. “It was a big step,” Steve admits, speaking of the decision to leave his comfortable job as a mining engineer to open up his own business. But he explains that he couldn’t turn down the opportunity he’d been presented with: a mutual friend had introduced him to people in Tucson who were interested in working as partners to open up a brewpub. Steve loved brewing, loved the ambiance and interaction with customers offered by the brewpub environment, and, perhaps most importantly, was open to the idea of moving to Tucson—a city he’d visited in the past and found to be beautiful and welcoming. “It was a quieter city fifteen years ago,” he explains, and the changes Tucson has undergone since Steve founded Thunder Canyon Brewery in 1997 are part of the reason that TCB is expanding downtown. “People downtown don’t tend to go up to the northern part of the city, and vice versa,” Steve told me, so it seemed like a smart idea to capitalize on the ongoing revitalization of Tucson’s downtown and Tucson’s growing appetite for good, local beer by opening up a new location. I asked Steve if he expected his customer base to be different downtown than it was on the north side. “Maybe a little bit,” he said. “More college students, of course. More industry folks. But really the brewpubs draw people from across the board—anyone from twenty-one-year-olds having their first drink to old folks out on a date. Craft beers aren’t an exclusive thing these days. When

I was growing up, my parents drank generic light beers. Today, kids are growing up and their are parents drinking local microbrews.” Craft beer is the new normal—Thunder Canyon’s brewpub isn’t trying to fill a niche any more specific than “a place for anyone who likes to drink beer” (and fromscratch pub food—also a crowd-pleaser). This doesn’t mean that TCB isn’t constantly innovating. “We’re always working on two or three new beers,” and “We always keep in mind what people are asking for,” says Steve. His current favorite TCB offering is the Cuppa Joe coffee porter, which is made with locally-roasted Cartel coffee, he says without hesitation. In general Steve prefers darker beers like stouts and porters—“I’m not so much a hoppy beer drinker,” he explains, though he adds that he appreciates all beers. Any guilty pleasures—a light beer or mainstream national beer? Steve looks slightly disgusted, and the answer is an adamant no. Well then, what are his favorite microbrews? He smiles and admits that he mostly drinks his own stuff. I get it—in addition to being delicious, drinking his own beer has to be the most economical option for Steve! In terms of his future plans for TCB, Steve seems happy to stay relatively small and local. “In bigger [brewing] operations, sometimes—unfortunately—the accountants end up having more of a role in the brewing process than the brewmasters themselves,” says Steve. “If you’re small like us, you can make sure you’re using the best ingredients and never skimping on quality.” In Steve’s estimation, the biggest mistake a microbrewery can make is trying to get too big, too fast. “It’s easy to lose control,” he says. Steve’s key to success? “Great people,” he says, such as his general manager and kitchen manager, who have both been working with Steve since he and his partners (who he subsequently bought out) opened the first TCB location over a decade ago. “Craft beer is about interactions. TCB is about more than just brewing beer and going home.” This is why, in Steve’s opinion, the brewpub is the ideal venue for sharing and showcasing craft beer. I look around the downtown Thunder Canyon brewpub— which, with its poured concrete floors and heavy wood tables, is inviting and warm even in its unfinished state. I agree that this looks like a fantastic place to interact with the people who make—and drink—great beer. January 2013 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 11

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Opening Penca a new Mexican restaurant with historic roots

by Emily Gindlesparger The paper-covered space downtown at 50 East Broadway has been in the process of emerging into a new restaurant for over a year, and soon it’s coming into the world with a name: Penca. “Penca is the rib of the agave,” explains the owner, Patricia Schwabe. “It represents the relationship with the land; a resilient spirit; it’s organic and true to its roots,” she adds, and it’s a name that reflects the place itself. The address is a building from the 1920s, stripped to its foundation and crafted from the ground up with local and repurposed materials. Schwabe and her husband Ron are owners of Peach Properties, and many of the building materials for Penca have been salvaged and collected from other historic downtown build-

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ings they’ve restored. “It creates a style that to me is personal and local, warm and intimate,” Patricia describes. It’s a style that she hopes will resonate into the drinks – from a cocktail menu being built by Luke Anable – to the food inspired by the fresh, vibrant cuisine found in central and southern Mexico and her own childhood in Mexico City. “I love traditional Mexican restaurants,” she says, “where the ingredients are fresh, the colors are vibrant, and where the service is exceptional.” Schwabe hopes that she can bring a small piece of that downtown, and wants Penca to be “a place where people become friends of the house.” “The space is warm and minimal – I think romantic, in a way – and almost completely handmade top to bottom,” Anable writes, de-

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Patricia Schwabe, owner of Penca

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scribing a bar from poured concrete, reclaimed wood and steel. It’s a look he calls honest and transparent, and he wants the drinks he serves there to match in their simplicity. “We think there is a time and a place for most things and we’d like to be able to provide a fitting drink for all occasions,” he notes, aiming for “a return to locality and contextual sensibility” with thoughtful drinks that pair gracefully with food or simply a memorable part of the day. Schwabe scribbles down a sampling of dishes: huevos florentinos for breakfast, chile ancho glazed albondigas for lunch, short ribs for dinner. The menu will be sourced from local purveyors and farms, equipping chef David Valencia with fresh seasonal flavors to create what he calls “Progressive Mexican cuisine.”

Complementing their origins, the courses will be served on dishes made locally at Santa Theresa Tile Works downtown. Everything that is going into the emerging Penca is locally sourced and made or remade custom to the space, a process that explains its long development. “It takes time to see an idea for what it is,” explains Anable. “We’ve all had bad ideas and, for me, the only way to see them for what they are is to spend time with them, work with them, and see if they can hold up to the weight of experience and practice.” And for Schwabe, who has been involved with every step of the building, the answer is even simpler: creating a new business while simultaneously leasing properties and spending time with her children. Meanwhile the practiced hands of So-

nya Sotinsky and Miguel Fuentevilla of FORS Architecture have been at work designing custom booths and chairs from reclaimed wood, most of it from the 1900s. They’ve stripped the restaurant down to its historic foundation. “The space itself is very old and exposing the foundation, we hope, will remind people of the bigger picture downtown, the importance of preservation and history at a time of redevelopment and revitalization,” Luke Anable wrote to me about the space coming to life. “Everything we’re doing has one foot in the history of the area and one in a sense of what Tucson could and should be as a modern, progressive city.” Though the opening has been pushed back a few times, the owners expect Penca to be in bloom in time for the Gem and Mineral Show.

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Honoring Local Geniuses

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photo: Dennis Moroney

by Jon D’Auria

Local Geniuses, left to right, top to bottom: Dr. Gary Nabhan, Dr. Peter Warshall, Rick Joy, Dr. Anna Dornhaus, and Robert A. Williams (pictured with MOCA Board President, Randi Dorman.) All photos courtesy of MOCA, unless noted. 16 ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com | January 2013

The results are in and the winners of MOCA’s third biennial Local Genius Awards have been announced. A special live event that took place on November 30th unveiled the 2013 class of local Tucson geniuses including evolutionary biologist Dr. Anna Dornhaus, architect Rick Joy, writer and biologist Dr. Gary Nabhan, ecologist and essayist Dr. Peter Warshall and author and legal scholar Robert A. Williams. The special ceremony took place at the Plaza at MOCA. “A Local Genius is someone whose work and activities have global and historical impact but who chose to call Tucson home,” says executive director and chief curator of MOCA Anne-Marie Russell. “Not only do they contribute to world knowledge and humanity, by basing their activities in Tucson, they elevate our community in the global arena. As a contemporary art museum, we celebrate visionary innovation and originality first and foremost, so that is a primary criteria—people who have done something that no one has done before.” The Local Genius Awards honor remarkable people in all spectrums of fields, as past winners have included artist Robert Colescott, chef Janos Wilder, the band Calexico, NASA visionary Peter Smith and a diverse array of others. While the rigorous nominating and final voting process remains private to avoid unwanted lobbying, the end results have always produced legendary winners who might not obtain the local praise that they deserve. “We were struck by how many world-renowned people are based in Tucson, and how under-recognized many of them were to Tucsonans,” says Russell. “We thought the Local Genius Awards would be a great way to highlight their activities and contributions to the world, celebrate them in their hometown, and show the world that Tucson is a place that cultivates, produces, honors and celebrates innovation.” The winners this year showcase no shortage of innovation: Dr. Anna Dornhaus’ research has overturned conventional thinking with regard to animal social behavior and communication; Rick Joy’s architecture is world renown for his innovative use of local, natural and cultural materials, and indigenous and folk traditions for his environments; Dr. Gary Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, conservation biologist and sustainable agriculture activist who has been called “the father of the local food movement”; Dr. Peter Warshall is an acclaimed ecologist, activist and essayist whose work centers around conservation-based development; and Robert A. Williams, who is the author of numerous books and is a legal scholar and judge pro tem Tohono O’odham Nation, and specializes in indigenous legal systems, post-colonialism and critical race theory. “Tucson has pockets of excellence and genius in a variety of fields, not just in art, but also all across the board that relate to moving culture and society forward,” says MOCA president, board of directors Randi Dorman. “It’s so incredibly inspiring to hear about the work that these people do here in town. And it gives me faith that one day my daughter, growing up in this environment, has the potential to accomplish something like that as well.” The Local Genius Award Gala will be taking place on Friday, April 12th at 6:30pm at the Leo Rich Theatre downtown where 2011 Genius Emeriti Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum are the Honorary Gala Chairs who will be introducing the Geniuses. A special procession will follow and guests will head over to MOCA for the dinner and entertainment portion of the evening, including a silent auction, cocktails, dancing and celebration. “It’s becoming the party of the year in Tucson,” says Russell. MOCA Galas are known for being elegant and beautiful, but not at all stuffy or pretentious. Last year, when we honored 16 Artists in Residence, we had folks in black tie finery smashing a piñata blindfolded and dancing late into the night. It’s a raucous good time that is also, in the words of one prominent local businessman, the business-networking event of the year.” Tickets can be purchased for the gala at Moca-Tucson.org/lga/ For more information email info@moca-tucson.org or call 520-624-5019. To become a member of MOCA or contribute to MOCA visit Moca-Tucson.org.

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Zoppé Family Circus, UApresents, Jan 11-13

If I Ran The Circuses Two Circuses come to town by Phoenix Michael

Even in these days of rapid-fire innovation (or perhaps especially so during them), not everything needs to be “new and improved.” The groundbreaking and experimentally fast film speed - 48 frame per second shots - with which director Peter Jackson created his recent “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” certainly generated box office buzz and without a doubt modernized Tolkien’s 1937 work for the Bluray generation. Critics, on the other hand, were nonplussed. By contrast, absent any digital enhancements or special effects wizardry whatsoever, the Zoppé Family Circus out of Italy amazes onlookers purely through their adept application of the old-fashioned circus arts: juggling, clowning, acrobatics. After all, some tricks are truly timeless. Classic is the new cutting edge. Any act that has pleased audiences since 1842 hardly needs enhancing. It was that year, as legend would have it, that in a Budapest public plaza youthful French busker Napoline Zoppé stumbled upon a talented and lovely equestrian ballerina named Ermenegilda. When her father forbade their relationship due to Napoline’s lowly social status as a clown, the two eloped to Venice and established a society of smiles which continues today. After 170 years in the business, the incomparable Zoppé Family Circus returns to the Old Pueblo this month with tightrope walkers and trapeze artists intact. 18 ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com | January 2013

Cirque D’Or, Fox Theatre, Jan 11-13

Using little more than a 500-seat tent and their extremely active imaginations, the Zoppés are stark traditionalists when compared with Las Vegas’ oversized Cirque de Soleil. Here one’s limbs are the tools of the trade, and broken bones come with the territory. Since a high wire misstep in 1990 nearly took him out of the ring permanently, sixth-generation performer Giovanni Zoppé has been grateful for each clap and cheer of the crowds. Filling the shoes of his late father Alberto in the role of the show’s iconic “Nino the Clown” character is merely a temporary position for Giovanni, until he inevitably passes it on to son Julien. Young Zoppés have no need to run away and join the circus; they are born into it. And circusing is an honorable profession indeed. “I remain just one thing, and one thing only - and that is a clown,” said the legendary Charlie Chaplin. “It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.” Truer words have rarely been uttered. Nothing beats the blues like belly laughs under the big top. The University of Arizona’s UApresents brings the one and only Zoppé Family Circus to Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way, on Friday January 11 at 7 pm; Saturday January 12 at 1, 4 and 7 pm; and Sunday January 13 at 1 and 4 pm. Purchase $25-$35 general admission tickets at UApresents.org. Discounts are available for students, seniors and military. Familiarize yourself beforehand with the latest news and

tour photos from the sawdust life at Zoppe.net. Whether coincidentally or by grand design the January 11-13 weekend also sees Cirque D’Or in town, making three appearances at the Old Pueblo’s tremendous and treasured Fox Tucson Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave. With contortionists and aerial artists from across the globe presented in the modern cirque style, the D’Or shows compliment those of the Zoppé clan with little redundancy. The Chinese Golden Acrobats of Cirque D’Or, world famous for their eye-popping displays of physical elasticity and defiance of gravity, will stack and stretch themselves into shapes you’d think unimaginable. When delivering their wow-moment, jaw-dropping spectacle the Hebei province troupe is known for balancing an unbelievable number of human bodies in seemingly impossible formations. If you like to applaud, your hands will be ready to fall off after witnessing these feats. Cirque D’Or performs Friday January 11 at 7:30 pm; Saturday January 12 at 7:30 pm; and Sunday January 13 at 3 pm. Buy $28-$106 tickets at FoxTucsonTheatre.org. Two internationally acclaimed traveling circuses stopping in Tucson at the same time? To quote Dr. Seuss: stoo-pendous!

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THE DRAWING STUDIO 2012 GALA CELEBRATION AND BENEFIT Paper is as versatile as the imaginations and needs of humans. Since paper was first invented in 105 AD, people have made use of it in ever-more creative ways. Artists, too, have relied on paper as a ground to create art. The Drawing Studio will celebrate artists, the character of paper, and 21 years of nurturing visual art in the larger community with “The Paper Ball” – their annual Gala Celebration and Benefit on Friday, January 25, 2013, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $125 each for the general public, or $100 for Associate Members of The Drawing Studio. Tickets at the door are $10 more. The gala party will feature an exhibit of 200 art works on paper, or made from paper, by invited artist friends of The Drawing Studio. Gala ticket-holders will be able to choose one of these works of art to take home. In addition, “Contemporary Masters of Tucson” is a special silent auction of significant works donated by some of Tucson’s most well-known artists, including James G. Davis, Jim Waid, Gail Marcus Orlen, Pat Dolan, Betina Fink, Cynthia Miller, Charles Littler, Josh Goldberg, Andrew Rush, Steven Romaniello, Nancy Tokar Miller, Catherine Nash, Albert Kogel, and Alfred Quiroz. Meet the artists preview Thu, Jan 19 from 5pm-7pm. The Drawing Studio, 33 S. Sixth Ave. 620-0947, TheDrawingStudio.org

Works by Charles Littler at “The Paper Ball”

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Fun activities and entertainment. 12pm-4pm. See website for more details, Beyond-Tucson.org

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A soccer extravaganza for U.S. Youth Soccer and Arizona Youth Soccer teams. Times/costs vary. FortLowellShootOut.com



show/ auction feautring Old West and American Indian cultural memorabilia and collectibles. Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Rd. 883-0100, VisitTucson.org

ence, current and historic, locally and internationally. See the film listings section for lineup. See page 26. TucsonJewishFilmFestival.org

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Fri 11-Sun 13 TUCSON QUILT FIESTA More than 300 quilts and other quilted items displayed at 35th annual Tucson Quilt Show. Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. 547-5463, TucsonQuiltersGuild.com

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SATURDAYS A monthly downtown fest! Free. 6pm-10:30pm. Free. Congress Street, 2ndSaturdays.com

Fri 18- Sat 19 Dillinger days

An exciting commemoration of the events that lead to the capture of John Dillinger takes place every January, with a whiskey tasting, historical reenactments, live music and more, at Hotel Congress. Details at HotelCongress.com

out in the desert film festivalL LGBT Film Festival at Fluxx Studio & Gallery, 414 E 9th St. See pages 23-25. OutInTheDesertFF.org

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Mondays MEET ME AT MAYNARDS (@Hotel Congress) Southern Arizona Roadrunners’ Monday evening, noncompetitive, social 3-mile run/walk, that begins and ends downtown at Hotel Congress, rain/shine/holidays included! 311 E. Congress St. 991-0733, MeetMeAtMaynards.com

Thursdays SANTA CRUZ RIVER FARMERS’ MARKET Locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants, flowers, canned goods, honey, baked goods, eggs, gourds, herbal remedies, more. 4pm-7pm. Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. CommunityFoodBank.com


7pm at CASINO DEL SOL Experience a taste of New Orleans in Tucson at the party of the year. New Orleans-style dinner, live performances of Batucaxe and Flam Chen, tarot card readers, a photo booth and dance the night away to the music of 80’s & Gentlemen and the Muffulettas. Details at MardiGrasTucson.org. Proceeds benefit the Community Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs.

Ongoing SKYNIGHTS Nightly tours of the universe as part of the stargazing program. 5pm nightly, lasting approximately four-five hours. $60/adult includes a light dinner. Mount Lemmon Sky Center, see website for directions. 626-8122, Skycenter.arizona.edu

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january SAt jan 13 & sun jan 13 puppets amongus presents “Sleepwalker”

A curious girl journeys through her own dream-scape to discover an unlikely connection to the past. This beautiful and charming story is told through shadow puppetry, toy theater and song. Musical accompaniment by Jimmy Carr. Tickets: $6 for Kids ages 3-12 (2 and under are free). $8 for Adults. Located at 657 W. St. Mary’s Rd. Visit The Playhouse webpage for details, PuppetsAmongus.com


Experience a taste of New Orleans in Tucson at the party of the year at Casino del Sol. Join us in celebrating Honorary Queen of Carnivale, Betsy Bolding. Enjoy a New Orleans-style dinner, live performances of Batucaxe and Flam Chen, tarot card readers, a photo booth and dance the night away to the music of 80’s & Gentlemen and the Muffulettas. Bid on unique auction items: U of A Basketball tickets and spa packages, plus over 20 masks created by local artists. Special hotel room rates are available. Tickets are $125 per person and are available online at mardigrastucson.org or by calling 622-0525 ext 492. Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs. Party at 7pm.

looking ahead feb 1 - 15 The 4th Annual Tucson Sculpture Festival kicks sculpture into the 21st century, showcasing the eclectic variety of local artists along with some 3D printed creations. Also featured is the Anarchestra, a complete orchestra of homemade welded musical instruments. The festival runs for 2 weeks during the day, February 1 - 15, with an opening on Friday evening, February 1. This festival takes place at two locations near downtown, The Whistle Stop Depot, 127 West 5th Street (one block west of Stone Ave), and The Sculpture Resource Center, 640 North Stone Avenue. More information, including maps, demos, evening events and other specifics online at TucsonSculptureFestival2013.blogspot.com

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out in the Desert film festival Returns to Tucson by Herb Stratford In a town that is blessed with a multitude of excellent film festivals, one has to wonder if there are any cinematic stories not yet being told. The “Out in the Desert: Tucson’s International LGBT Film Festival,” will tell many new stories January 24 – 27, 2013. The 2nd annual film festival will present 164 films from around the world at the FLUXX studio space, located at 414 E. 9th St. The four-day event will screen films from many different countries including documentaries, shorts and feature films thanks to the local group FLUXX. This is the second year they have hosted the festival and the response has been excellent with more than 600 entries from around the world, according to Joe Sprague, the organization’s development director and the festival’s director. FLUXX, the winner of the 2012 TPAC LUMIE award for emerging arts organization, is a local non-profit arts organization whose programming supports open dialog and conversation about queer culture via arts exhibits, performances workshops and special events. The film festival is beneficial to both the organization and participating filmmakers as they can both gain exposure and have their messages heard by many. “As always, we strive to show the very best of the newest crop of LGBT themed films avail-

able,” said Joe Sprague. Since the festival works with filmmakers directly, and does not show any films that have distribution deals, there are many films that are unseen by the public. FLUXX also does not charge a submission fee for films to the festival in order to decrease the cost of entry for emerging filmmakers. This year, the festival continues its focus on short films, and will present more short films than any other LGBT film festival in the country. As the “Out in The Desert” festival takes place in January, it is the earliest festival on the LGBT circuit, leading to many southwest and world premiere screenings for Tucson audiences. In the feature length documentary “I Stand Corrected” jazz musician Jennifer Leitham’s gender-reassignment is chronicled through interviews and archival materials. A well-respected musician from her teenage years through her performances with Mel Torme, and even Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen, she was known then as John Leitham. Jennifer went through gender reassignment after years of feeling that something was wrong, and continues to be a musical force in the jazz world today. Music, the one constant in her life, played a powerful role in her transformation and continues to do so. This powerful and inspiring story of being true to oneself, plays at FLUXX and Jennifer will

be in attendance for a post screening Q & A with the audience. Of special note this year is the shorts program that features many films by local filmmakers who are finding their voice through film. With topics ranging from HIV to same-sex weddings, several shorts are by Tucson filmmakers including “Linda and Angela” by Angela Soto, and “Leyenda” by Forrest Brennan. Other shorts of interest include “Fallen Comrade,” which traces a military romance; “The Divine Decadence of Cheesecake” from Australia; and “Pursuit,” a comedy about a woman hell-bent to get a female motorcycle cop to pay attention to her directed by Patty Newton. The festival will host around 30 filmmakers this year who will be present at their individual screenings for Q & A sessions, along with several producers and actors. Filmmakers from Iran, Canada and Australia have also approached the festival about attending, which speaks about the quality and impact the festival is having on the international LGBT community. The festival kicks off with a launch party on January 4th with the announcement of all films, and a special party at the FLUXX space. The full list of films and screening times is available at OutInTheDesertFF.org January 2013 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 23

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Free Men, Monday, Jan 14

Joanna, Sunday, Jan 13

Hava Nagila, Saturday, Jan 12

Telling Stories The 22nd Annual Jewish Film Festival by Herb Stratford

The Tucson Jewish Community Center is a place of community, support and activity. It is also a place that fosters connection between generations and cultures. One method of building and strengthening these activities is the annual JCC Film Festival, which takes place January 10-20. With a line up of 17 feature films and a handful of short films, this year’s festival has a wide range of stories that will inspire, urge contemplation and reflection and also entertain. One unique element in this year’s festival is the “Rhythm and Jews” collection of films according to Lynn Davis, the JCC’s Director of Arts and Culture. With four films highlighting the intersection of the Jewish faith and music, nearly every ear will find something that they can relate to. Documentaries on legendary composer Doc Pomus, the history of the classic musical number Hava Nagila, and an encore of the 2011 standout film “The Jazz Baroness,” will screen during this year’s festival. Joining the 26 ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com | January 2013

lineup are several World War II dramas that are both heartbreaking and inspiring. “Joanna” tells the story of an orphaned Jewish girl who is living in hiding. “Free Men” tells the true story of a Paris Mosque and its Muslim members as they smuggle Jews during the German occupation. But the festival is not just about the same old stories. A new, second generation of survivors are “finding their voice, and defining a legacy of trauma, despair and hope moving forward” according to Davis. These stories will continue to be heard in new films, telling stories in new ways. The JCC will present several films told from this perspective as well. This year the majority of films will screen at the JCC ballroom, with opening night at the Loft Cinema and closing night at the Crossroads Festival cinemas. A full schedule is online and printed copies are also available. www.tucsonjcc.org

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Etherton Gallery

Invisible Theatre Tucson will host the premiere performance of “Celebration!” on January 12 and 13 at the Berger Performing Arts Center. The show stars Valarie Pettiford and is full of singing and dancing from Broadway hits like FOSSE and Chicago. Pettiford is a veteran of film, television and theatre work, and is a true star making her Tucson debut in this production. For ticket information visit InvisibleTheatre.com.

Chamber Music The Tucson Chamber Artists will host a program featuring the Chamber Artists chorus, orchestra and soloists performing a program of Bach and Britten works. The performances are on Saturday, January 5, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 7:30pm, and Sunday, January 6, Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 3pm. For more information visit TucsonChamberArtists.org.

UAPresents Jazz greats, a traveling circus, Carol Burnett and even Flamenca dancing, there’s lots of great arts events to experience this month thanks to UApresents. The Zoppé Family Circus returns to Tucson, following their outstanding run last year, on January 11-13. If you’re looking for a little Latin dance to warm you up this month, Soledad Barrio’s Noche Flamenca will be on stage at Centennial Hall on January 13. Jazz legends Chick Corea and Gary Burton will make a Tucson stop on their world tour on January 19, and finally, comedy legend Carol Burnett will bring back memories and stories from her long career in an intimate one-night event on January 26. Visit UAPresents.org for more details and ticket information.

Rogue Theatre Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children” will be presented by the Rogue Theatre January 10-27 at their space on West University Boulevard. Regarded as a masterpiece, Brecht’s take on nature, war and capitalism is one of the highlights of Rogue’s 2012-2013 season, and promises to resonate profoundly in our modern world.

January Films A few films of note to look for at main stream theatres this month include: “Zero Dark Thirty” which chronicles the hunt for Bin Laden; “Promised Land” directed by Gus Van Sant, tells a tale of one small town’s indecision related to natural gas fracking rights; and at The Loft Cinema, “Beware of Mr. Baker”, a documentary about legendary drummer Ginger Baker and his anti-social ways. 28 ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com | January 2013

Photos top to bottom: Rogue Theatre presents “Mother Courage and Her Children”; Surface Tension at Etherton Gallery; Invisible Theatre presents Valarie Pettiford; UA Presents Carol Burnett; UA Presents Chick Corea; The Loft Cinema screens “Beware of Mr. Baker.”

La Giovanissima, 2007, gelatin silver print ©Joel-Peter Witkin, courtesy Etherton Gallery

A new exhibit, Surface Tension, at the Etherton Gallery features top-notch artists with striking visual work that will leave you dazzled long after you have left the gallery. Joel-Peter Witkin’s beautiful yet horrific images are joined by new work from mixed media artists Holly Roberts and Alice Leora Briggs. The show will run through April 6, with a reception on January 12 at the gallery, located at 135 S. 6th Ave. For a preview of the work visit the gallery’s website at EthertonGallery.com.

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Andrew Phelps, “Billboard home”, 2006. Chromogenic color print.  Gift of the artist. 

“Running Amok” continues through Sat, Jan 26 with a reception on Sat, Jan 5 from 6pm-9pm at Conrad Wilde Gallery.

Indian Queen, 2012, oil on canvas, 60”x40” by Amy Metier, at Davis Dominquez Gallery

art Galleries/exhibits ATLAS Fine arts smallWORKS, an invitational exhibition of works small in scale, featuring artists Marvin Shaver, Josh Goldberg, Katherine Monogan, James Schaub and many more, through January 19. Wed-Thurs 11am-5:30pm, Fri-Sat, 11am-7pm. 41 S. 6th Ave. 622-2139.


Landings by Stephen Strom and Stu Jenks runs Sat, Dec 1- Thu, Feb 14. 3550 E. Grant Rd. 327-7291. ArtsEye.com

ARTS MARKETPLACE GALLERY Thurs-Sat, 12pm-6pm and by appointment. 403 N. 6th Ave., 882-3988. ArtsMarketplace.org

BLUE RAVEN GALLERY Thu, noon-4pm; Fri, noon-5pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. 3042 N. 1st Ave. 623-1003, BlueRavenGalleryandGifts.com

BOREALIS ARTS Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm & by appointment. 150 S. Camino Seco # 108. 885-2157, BorealisArts.com

CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY And Then... My First Years at CCP opens Fri, Jan 25. Photo Friday: Suburbia takes place Fri, Jan 4. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm. 1030 N. Olive Rd. 621-7968, CreativePhotography.org

CONRAD WILDE GALLERY Running Amok continues through Sat, Jan 26 with a reception on Sat, Jan 5 from 6pm-9pm. Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm. 439 N. 6th Ave. #171. 622-8997, ConradWildeGallery.com


Reflections of the Sonoran Desert continues through Sat, Jan 26. Tues-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm. 110 E. 6th St. 398-6557, ContrerasHouseFineArt.com


Abstract paintings by David Pennington and Amy Metier and abstract metal sculpture by Steve Murphy opens Thu, Jan 3. Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat, 11am-4pm.154 E. 6th St. 629-9759, DavisDominguez.com

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Ignite: Neon and Light Show continues through Thu, Jan 31. TueWed, Sat, 11am-4pm; Thu-Fri, 11am-5pm. 2612 E. Broadway Blvd. 319-0888, DecoArtTucson.com


Portraits of DeGrazia continues through Sun, Jan 20. Mixed Media Angels by Jane Stern continues through Fri, Jan 11. Pottery by Clydean Troner and Elaine Dow shows Sun, Jan 13-Fri, Jan 25. Oil on Panels and Canvas by Earl Wettstein opens Sun, Jan 27. Daily, 10am-4pm. 6300 N. Swan Rd. 299-9191, DeGrazia.org


The Paper Ball takes place Fri, Jan 25 with a preview on Wed, Jan 23. 6pm-9pm.Tue-Sat, noon-4pm. 33 S. 6th Ave. 620-0947, TheDrawingStudio.org


Seeing in Silver: John Loengard, Ralph Gibson and Harry Callahan continues through Sat, Jan 5. Surface Tension: Joel-Peter Witkin, Alice Leora Briggs, Holly Roberts opens Jan 8 with a reception on Sat, Jan 12, 7-10pm. Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm. 135 S. 6th Ave. 624-7370, EthertonGallery.com


Fees and tuition vary. The Art Center Design College, 2525 N. Country Club Rd. 325-0123, SUVA.edu

FLUXX STUDIO AND GALLERY Out in the Desert 2013: Tucson’s International LGBT Film Festival takes place Wed, Jan 3- Sun, Jan 27 with reception on Fri, Jan 11. Fluxx Studio and Gallery, 414 E. 9th St. Fluxxproductions.com

GEORGE STRASBURGER STUDIO AND GALLERY Thu-Sat, 11am4pm and by appointment. 172 E. Toole St. 882-2160, GeorgeStrasburger.com


Subdivision #3 continues through Wed, Jan 9. Language of the Land: Popular Culture within Indigenous Nations and the New Wave of Artistic Perspectives opens Mon, Jan 14 with a reception on Thu, Jan 24. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm. 1031 N. Olive Rd. 626-4215, CFA.arizona.edu/galleries

arts Z Sweep, 2012, oil on canvas, 60 x 47 3/4” ©David F. Brown, at Temple Gallery

Nina Ducket at Contreras Gallery


Art 441, Advanced Photography continues through Wed, Jan 16. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm. 1031 N. Olive Rd. 624-4215, CFA.arizona.edu/galleries



Wed 10:30am-5pm; Tue, Thu 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-3pm. 2202 W. Anklam Rd. 206-6942, Pima.Edu/cfa



Wine-tastings every Thursday night during Art Walk from 5-7pm. Art and gifts featuring wine images including paintings and hand-painted bowls, trays, lazy susans and napkin holders. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 11am5pm. 3001 E. Skyline Dr, #101. 623-4000, Madaras.com.

TEMPLE GALLERY Valerie Galloway: Photographs continues through Tue, Jan


Obsidian Gallery, 410 N. Toole Ave., #120. 577-3598, Obsidian-Gallery.com

The James Conley Collection opens Thu, Jan 24. The Shape of Things: Four Decades of Paintings and Sculpture continues through Sun, Jan 13. Barbara Rogers: The Imperative of Beauty, A Fifty-Year Retrospective continues through Sun, Jan 13. Henri Matisse: The Pasiphae’ Series and Other Works on Paper continues through Sun, Jan 20. Desert Grasslands opens Sun, Jan 26. Elements in Western Art: Water, Fire, Air, and Earth opens Sun, Jan 26. Feminina: Images of the Feminine Latin America opens Sun, Jan 26. Wed, Fri, Sat: 10am-5pm; Thu: 10am-8pm; Sun, noon-5pm. $10, adults; $8, seniors; $5, students 13+; free, children under 12. Free to all the first Sunday of the month. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333, TucsonMuseumofArt.org



Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. $8, adults; free, children under 12, members, military; free to all second Wednesday of the month. 265 S. Church Ave. 624-5019, MOCA-Tucson.org

MONTEREY COURT CAFE GALLERY Monterey Court Cafe Gallery, 505 W. Miracle Mile. MontereyCourtAZ.com

OBSIDIAN GALLERY Home for the Holidays continues through Sat, Jan 6. The Ins and Outs, featuring the interior Optical Paintings in solid glass by Wes Hunting and the exterior surface design by Bob Kliss, continues through Sat, Jan 26.10am-5pm. Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm. 711 S. 6th Ave. 884-7404, PhilabaumGlass.com


Art by Nancy Polster continues through Mon, Jan 14. Art by Andra King opens Thu, Jan 17. $8, Adults; $4, Children 4-12; Free, Children 3 and younger. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686, TucsonBotanical.org

RAICES TALLER 222 ART GALLERY Fri-Sat, 1pm-5pm & by appointment. 218 E. 6th St. 881-5335, RaicesTaller222.webs.com


Works by Daniel Martin Diaz. Wed-Fri, 5pm-8pm; Sat, 4pm-9pm; Sun, 3pm-6pm. 245 E. Congress St. 777-7403, SacredMachine.com

200 Under $100: Bin Bonanza continues through Sun, Jan 6. Tue-Sun; 11am-4pm. River Center Plaza, 5605 E. River Rd., #131. 299-7294, WaterColor-Sawg.org Wed-Sat, 11am-4pm & by appointment, 4055800. 1122 N. Stone Ave. 624-7099, HolyJoeStudio.com

8. Drawings by David F. Brown opens Fri, Jan 11. Mon–Fri, 10am-5pm. 330 S. Scott Ave. 624-7370, EthertonGallery.com

TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART Han and Beyond- The Renaissance of China:

An Engagement with Presence: Drawings and Prints from the UAMA Permanent Collection continues through Sun, Jan 6. In Relief: German Op-Art Ceramics continues through Sun, Jan 27. Tue-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. $5 adults; children/students/faculty, free. 1031 N. Olive Rd. ArtMuseum.arizona.edu

UA POETRY CENTER Selections from the Permanent Collection: Big Books continues through Wed, Jan 30. Mon/Thurs, 9am-8pm; Tues/Wed, 9am-6pm; Fri, 9am-5pm. 1508 E. Helen St. 626-3765, Poetry.Arizona.Edu

WILDE MEYER GALLERY The Gem Show continues through Wed, Jan 2. Southwest Holidays continues through Thu, Jan 3. My Favorite Things begins Sat, Jan 5. The Muscle Car and the ol’ Truck opens Sat, Jan 5. Celebrating Art opens Thu, Jan 3. Mon-Fri, 10am-5:30pm. 3001 E. Skyline Dr. WildeMeyer.com

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“Indigo Girls” perform Sat, Jan 19. Photo courtesy of ArizonaChamberMusic.org

“Three Hotels” shows at Beowulf Alley Theatre from Fri, Jan 4- Sun, Jan 20.

“Sergey Antonov” performs with “Bernadene Blaha” on Sun, Jan 20 at 3pm.

Freud’s Last Session premieres Sat, Jan 19, at Arizona Theatre Company.


Sergey Antonov & Bernadene Blaha perform on Sun, Jan 20 at 3pm. Trio Solisti performs Wed, Jan 23 at 7:30pm. TCC’s Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave. 577-3769, ArizonaChamberMusic.org


Five Women Wearing the Same Dress plays Thu, Jan 10- Sun, Jan 27. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. 270-3332, ArizonaOnStage.org

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY Freud’s Last Session premieres Sat, Jan 19. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210, ArizonaTheatre.org

INVISIBLE THEATRE Valerie Pettiford in Celebration shows Sat, Jan 12-Sun, Jan 13. Invisible Theatre, 400 N. 1st Ave. 882-9721, InvisibleTheatre.com

LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP The Chosen opens Thu, Jan 3. Delia and the Mud People continues through February. Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. 327-4242, LiveTheatreWorkshop.org


The improv comedy troupe performs Fri, Jan 4, 7:30pm at Revolutionary Grounds Coffee House, 606 N. 4th Ave and Fri, Jan 18 at Rock N Java Cafe. 861-2986, UnscrewedComedy.com


S. 6th Ave. 882-0555, BeowulfAlley.org

Myths: Monsters Under the Bed shows Thu, Jan 10 at 7pm. $7. Fluxx Studio and Gallery, 416 E. 9th St. 730-4112, OdysseyStoryTelling.com

BLACK CHERRY BURLESQUE Tantalizing burlesque performance on Fri,

PCC ARTS Harvey Wolfe Cello performs Sun, Jan 20 at 3pm. $6. PCC Center for

Jan 4 at 8pm and 10pm. Surly Wench Pub, 424 N. 4th Ave. 882-0009, TucsonBurlesque.com

the Arts Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd. Pima.edu/cfa

CARNIVAL OF ILLUSION Shows Fri, Jan 25- Sat, Jan 26. See website for

10- Sun, Jan 27. 738 N. 5th Ave. 551-2053, TheRogueTheatre.org

BEOWULF ALLEY THEATRE Three Hotels runs Fri, Jan 4- Sun, Jan 20. 11

times and locations. Double Tree Tucson Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. 615-5299, CarnivalOfIllusion.com

THE ROGUE THEATRE Mother Courage and her Children shows Thu, Jan

shows Fri, Jan 4- Sun, Jan 6. Confidentially, Chaikovski shows Sun, Jan 27. 4005439, ChamberMusicPlus.org

TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter and The Wolf shows Sat, Jan 5. The Four Seasons shows Sat, Jan 12- Sun, Jan 13. Karen Gomyo performs Tue, Jan 15. Indigo Girls perform Sat, Jan 19. Romantic Brahms takes place Fri, Jan 18 and Sun, Jan 20. Ballroom with a Twist takes place Sat, Jan 26- Sun, Jan 27. TCC’s Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. 882-8585, TucsonSymphony.org

FOX THEATRE Cirque D’or shows Fri, Jan 11- Sun, Jan 13. Clint Black: 2013


CHAMBER MUSIC PLUS Bob Clendenin stars in John Cage @ The Cabaret

Acoustic Tour takes place Wed, Jan 16. Chick Corea & Gary Burton perform Sat, Jan 19. Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515, FoxTucsonTheatre.org

THE GASLIGHT THEATRE Scrooge: A Gaslight Musical continues through Sun, Jan 6. Lone Stranger opens Thu, Jan 10. Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428, TheGaslightTheatre.com

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Zoppé Family Circus takes place Fri, Jan 11- Sun, Jan 13. SoledadBarrio’s Noche Flamenca 2013 takes place Sun, Jan 13. Chick Corea and Gary Burton perform Sat, Jan 19. Harold and the Purple Crayon shows Sun, Jan 27. Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. 621-3341, UAPresents.org

WINDING ROAD THEATRE ENSEMBLE August: Osage County opens Thu, Jan 24. 749-3800, WindingRoadTheater.org

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OPENING, Saturday, January 26th, 6-9 pm, at the Hotel Congress lobby, is figurative works of internationally recognized local artist, Shana Zimmerman, and Joe Pagac, one of Tucson’s most popular up and coming artist. The work will be hung in the lobby of Hotel Congress and its adjoining restaurant, The Cup. Learn more about the artists at ShanaZimmerman.com and JoePagac.com

The Green Room (24x36 oil), by Shana Zimmerman was inspired by and set in the Hotel Congress lobby.

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January is the month to start planting out pots of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, inside or in a cold-frame.

Know When To Give Up

deep watering and less often, rather than frequent, shallow watering. It may seem like a strange Mulching also helps with suggestion for New Year’s, keeping the moisture in but many of the problems the ground so watering we encounter in gardening can be less frequent. comes from our inability to Add more biology to accept defeat. Gardening the soil, not less. Think should not be like war. Your about adding some garden should not be deby Jared R. McKinley beneficial critters. Arvoid of pests. A balance of bico is a Tucson-based good guys and bad guys is company that sells beneficial organisms for your garden. Try beneficial necessary. If you are meeting the needs of your plants, you won’t have too nematodes, lacewings, or praying mantis. Check out their website at www. many pest infestations, since they tend to overtake plants that are previArbico-Organics.com and if you have questions, call them up. They can be ously compromised. Occasionally, aphids will take over a lettuce plant and very helpful. a tomato hornworm may devour a young tomato. Accept it. You don’t need to come out with the heavy artillery, or even the organic insecticidal soaps. Seasonal Guidelines Look rather into whether the plant has enough water, sun, and if you are Many people start projects around the New Year. For the garden, it is planting it in the proper season. Sometimes there is nothing wrong and the middle of the cool season. Whether you already have a garden going there just happens to be a spike in a particular insect’s population. Accept or are just starting, you can still be planting, growing and harvesting those it and move on. The biggest problems we have in agriculture come from winter vegetables that many people get going trying to force the unnatural (like acres and in the fall: the various greens, root vegetables, acres of the same plant growing all in one spot). cilantro, parsley, dill, peas, or the underapAs a result we end up resorting to more and preciated herb, chervil, which is often used in more extreme methods of cultivation. Many pesFrench cuisine. As the cool season continues, ticides and synthetic fertilizers originated from select varieties that need shorter times to grow the same companies that once made chemical and that are heat tolerant. The heat will be here weapons and bombs. After World War II, these before we know it. companies found a new industry for their prodSpeaking of the warm season, January is the ucts: agriculture. Let your garden be a refuge month to start planting out pots of tomatoes, for clean, natural food to grow. Employ benefipeppers, eggplant, inside or in a cold-frame. cial insects and maybe even use some organic These will be put in the garden in 6-8 weeks pest controls occasionally. But first ask yourself, is that one or two lettuce (with continued cold protection). This is especially beneficial for getting a plants worth all that effort? head start on the warm season, and playing with some of the varieties that The best way to avoid pest infestations is by not fighting them. When take a little longer to mature. You can also direct-seed some of these warm you spray even the gentlest of pesticides, you are killing good guys as well, season plants if you make a plan for protecting them from frosty nights. throwing your garden off balance. The best way to keep your plants happy They will grow slower. Also try growing potatoes. Plant them now. Small is making sure you have enough organic material in the ground, a good potatoes are planted whole, while larger ones are cut into 2 inch sections. layer of mulch at the base of the plant, and sufficient sunlight (most garPlant with “eyes” face up. den plants, especially in the cool season, do best in full sun all day long). Keep your plants moist, evenly, but don’t over water. The first mistake Jared R. McKinley maintains a gardening and homesteading blog called people make when learning to garden is over watering. The second is usuArid Land Homesteaders League at AridLandHomestead.com ally over watering which tend to push nutrients out of the soil. Plants favor

Notes From A Plant Freak

“Let your garden be a refuge for clean, natural food to grow.”

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Found Puzzles by misterpaulfisher

Riddle Me This! A Riddle is a question or a problem phrased obscurely but correctly and posed to test the ingenuity of the person trying to find the answer. Riddles demonstrate command over the words, objects, and ideas central to the life of a group or nation. They perform cultural and political work as they operate at the thresholds of courtship, initiation, death rituals, moments of greeting, and intercultural relations. One of the first great riddlers of the print medium was Charles Dickens. In Dickens’s periodical All the Year Round for 12 September 1863, a contributor published the riddle:

PUZZLE #9 What word is this?

“Misery, myself, and my wife.” The answer to this riddle inspired the riddle for 19 September. The new riddle expressed its umbrage at the concept of the previous one. The new contributor’s riddle was:

PUZZLE #10 Then what word is this?

“My first two letters are a man, my first three a woman, my first four a brave man, my whole a brave woman.” Go to our webpage for both of the answers and an explanation as to how these riddles show the ideas described above.

ANSWERS to puzzles 9 and 10 are available at www.ZocaloMagazine.com/puzzles misterpaulfisher is a consultant-teacher-lecturer-artist who has been puzzling for many decades. Find out more about Paul, his work and puzzles at: www.misterpaulfisher.com January 2013 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 37

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Singing Across the Divide:

Border Songs compilation captures the emotions of border politics by Emily Gindlesparger After his first field trip with his students to the Arizona-Mexico border, lined now with a metal fence ripping across the desert, Robert Neustadt wrote a song. The Northern Arizona University professor took his class on Latino Theater, Film, and the US/Mexico Border to the site of their studies to see it first hand, and when Neustadt sat down with a guitar later, the stories came forward. “I wrote that song because I had to write that song,” he explained. “It just sort of came out of me.” He had met undocumented migrants who had been deported - a sterile word for being split from families they’d built in the U.S., or even families they’d left in Mexico - and dropped off in Nogales with no resources to move or mend the divide. The title of the song is an even more sterile term for this separation: “Voluntary Return.” The song has now joined 30 other tracks from musicians, poets and storytellers in a new album that tackles the emotion on both sides of the fence. “Border Songs” is available on CD Baby and since October has sold over 800 copies; the proceeds amounting to $16,000 are being donated to No More Deaths, a humanitarian aid organization that provides aid to migrants in the desert and at repatriation centers in northern Mexico. Neustadt was haunted by what he’d seen across the border: the makeshift camps, the Border Patrol attitudes, the shrines to people who’d died in the heat. He wasn’t the only one. And when his friend and collaborator Chuck Cheesman shared a song he’d also written about the complicated tangle of border politics, the two realized there might be a whole album’s worth of songs like this across the state, maybe even the whole country. “I thought it was such a beautiful idea that I jumped on it and wouldn’t let go until we did it,” Neustadt professed. An album was born. 38 ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com | January 2013

The sounds of the border songs are as diverse as the people in them. Sweet Honey in the Rock’s strong harmonies lead into the Latino beats of Lilo Gonzalez into the soft dulcet of Amos Lee in the first three tracks. The pieces swing from story and spoken word to ballads, rock, and Spanishlanguage rap, with appearances from Calexico, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Pete Seeger, Joel Rafael and Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta. Everywhere in between, locally known songwriters contribute tracks. The artists talk about coyotes and Border Patrol and SB1070 and death and love torn away. Concerts are popping up around Arizona, and Tucson will see one on January 5th at Southside Presbyterian Church. Among the performers is Glenn Weyant, a sound sculptor whose track on the album blends Margaret Randall reading a poem over Weyant playing the actual border wall itself, with violin bows, sticks and brushes. Perhaps above all, “Border Songs” seeks to create an experience of immigration like Weyant’s sound: tactile, tormented, and immediate. “Border Songs” is available for purchase at CDBaby.com; all of the $20 pricetag benefits No More Deaths. Border Songs in Concert will be at Southside Presbyterian Church, 317 W. 23rd St., on Sat., Jan. 5 at 7pm. There is a $5 suggested donation, or admission with purchase of a “Border Songs” CD. For more information, visit BorderSongs.com or find No More Deaths on Facebook.

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Paul Thorn

Rhythm & Roots The Music Never Stops by Jim Lipson When Rhythm & Roots impresario Jonathan Holden died suddenly last January from a pulmonary embolism, there were tributes, testimonials and many heartfelt remembrances of both the man and his work. Much of what was written and said primarily focused on his work as a promoter and all he had done to bring roots music and Americana, primarily from lesser known artists, to audiences in Arizona. Following the shock of Holden’s passing and a public memorial that packed Plaza Palomino (where Holden had produced many shows), the future of Rhythm & Roots appeared uncertain at best, except however to the one person who mattered most. “With eight acts coming at me who all had deposits paid, I wanted to see how it would all play out,” said Susan Holden in a recent interview. While she and Holden had been married for three years, she had an additional time with him working in the office and helping him keep it together. “Jonathan wasn’t very computer savvy so I helped him with a lot of that. I was also his sounding board because he loved to talk about music!” There was enough success in that spring season to keep the operation afloat but what Holden seemed strengthened by most is the tangible support she has received. “Agents, venues, KXCI Radio and even other promoters, such as Bonnie Vining of LAVA, have been so kind and respectful.” At the same time she acknowledges the economic realities of running this business while still maintaining her full time job as a marketing manager at Simply Bits. “Because he lived this seven days a week, Jonathan was open to a lot of experimentation,” she said. Because I have a full time job I’m not able to do that.” As a result, “the most difficult part of running the business is constantly having to say ‘no.’ Agents contact me daily and artists that Jonathan has brought in several times over the years, I’ve had to tell them (the timing) just doesn’t work for me. But as long as I can break even we’ll keep doing this. But if people stop coming, I may have to walk away.” In the meantime, supported by a core group of 6-8 people, Rhythm and Roots is gearing up for a new season of shows and as usual, utilizing a variety of venues. “Jonathan lived for being able to say, ‘yes’ if he could make it work. (By continuing on) I feel like I’m keeping him alive.” 40 ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com | January 2013

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Sons of Pioneers

Johnny Rawls

Desert Rose

A brief run down of the Spring Season for Rhythm & Roots concert series: An Acoustic Evening with Desert Rose Quartet Sat., Feb. 2, 7:30 PM, Fox Tucson Theater, 17 W. Congress St. Anchored by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of both the Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers, Chris Hillman and Herb Pederson, this group exponentially expands upon the sound these two veterans have also been cultivating as a duo for many years. Last seen in town headlining the Tucson Folk Festival in 2010, the quartet is filled out by John Jorgenson (also on strings) and Bill Bryson on bass. Collectively, they sport a résumé that includes references in working with Emmylou Harris, Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, John Denver, Elton John, Bob Dylan and Bob Seger.

The Paul Thorn Band Sun., Feb. 10, 6:00 PM, Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. According to Holden, Thorn has been referred to as the “Mark Twain of Americana.” From Tupalo, Mississippi, Thorn comes from a family whose father was a preacher and whose uncle was a pimp, hence the title of his debut album Pimps and Preachers. When Thorn and his band hit Tucson, he’ll be performing both his originals as well as covers featured on his new album, What the Hell’s Going On? because, as he says, “there are so many great writers out there whose songs need to be heard.”

Johnny Rawls Sat., Feb. 23, Plaza Palomino, Ste. 147, 2970 N. Swan Rd. Rawls is one of those Rhythm and Roots perennial faves that Holden was happy to give a resounding, “Yes!” A highly recognized vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, arranger and producer, Rawls is a purveyor of what is referred to as “Soul Blues.” He’s been on the cover of Living Blues Magazine, received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Album of the Year three times, and has been the recipient of many nominations and awards, including Best Soul Blues Album from the Blues Foundation.

Sons of Pioneers Sun., March 3, 3:00PM, Berger Performing Arts Center Believe it or not, this was the group that first made Roy Rogers (as in Roy and Dale Evans) a singing star before he made it in the movies. While many singers have come and gone, the sound of the Pioneers, which Holden describes as Americana music of the 1930s, has remained true to its roots. With incredible harmonies they are still defining Western Music as they come alive when they hit the stage.

Steve Forbert, April 5 and Chris Brashear with Peter McLaughlin and Todd Phillips, April 6 Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, 2970 N. Swan Rd. While details are still being worked out for these shows, the Forbert show will be a co-promotion with the Fox Theatre and TKMA. Forbert’s Alive on Arrival debut in the late 1970s heralded perhaps the last in a series of young singer-songwriters who were forced to carry the weight of being known as the “new Dylan.” Brashear and McLaughlin have performed often as a duo and are always a crowd favorite. McLaughlin is an award winning flat pick guitar virtuoso who has toured with Laurie Lewis among others while playing locally when available, with the John Coinman Band as well as his own bluegrass group, the Sonoran Dogs. January 2013 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 41

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“Roll Acosta” performs at Plush on Fri, Jan 11.

Aztral Folk at 2nd Saturdays Downtown, Sat 12.

LIVE MUSIC 2ND SATURDAYS DOWNTOWN Congress Street, 2ndSaturdaysDowntown.com Sat 12: 6pm-7:15pm: Aztral Folk, 7:30pm-8:45pm: The Tangelos, 9pm-10pm: The Jits

AVA AMPHITHEATER at Casino Del Sol 5655 W. Valencia Rd. CasinoDelSol.com Wed, February 13: BB King

BOONDOCKS LOUNGE 3306 N. 1st Ave. 690-0991, BoondocksLounge.com Mondays: The Bryan Dean Trio Tuesdays: Lonny’s Lucky Poker Night Fridays: Live Music with Neon Prophet Sat 5: Tony and the Torpedoes

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415 N. 4th Ave., 624-4411, CafePasse.com Wednesdays: The Glen Gross Quartet Fridays: Roman Barten-Sherman, Tom Walbank Saturdays: Matthew Cordes, Hans Hutchinson, Hank Topless, Catfish and Weezie, Andy Hersey

201 N. Court Ave. 622-0351, LaCocinaTucson.com Saturdays: DJ Herm Sundays: DJ Herm, Catfish and Weezie, Bungaloo BBQ Wednesdays: Jazz with Elephant Head Thu 3: Stefan George, JMC and his Wood Fri 4: JMC and his Wood, The Greg Morton Band, Ohioan Tour Wed 9: Monster Pussy Thu 10: Monster Pussy Fri 11: The Greg Morton Band, Emilie Marchand Thu 17: Stefan George Fri 18: The Greg Morton Band Thu 24: Stefan George and Amy Rude Fri 25: Amy Rude, Greg Morton Band, Coming Out: A Queer Dance Party Sat 26: Coming Out: A Queer Dance Party

CLUB CONGRESS 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848, HotelCongress.com/club Fri 4: Rich Hopkins and the Luminarios Sat 5: Cash Lansky CD Release Wed 9: Aceyalone Wed 16: Roll Acosta Thu 17: An Evening with Keller Williams Fri 18: Dillinger Days- Dillinger Speakeasy Sat 19: Brother’s Macabre Dillinger Days Magic Show Tue 22: Wovenhand Wed 23: Ty Segall Mon 28: Geographer

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CUSHING STREET BAR & RESTAURANT 198 W. Cushing St. 622-7984, CushingStreet.com Saturdays: Jazz

DELECTABLES RESTAURANT 533 N. 4th Ave. 884-9289, Delectables.com Sat 5: Nowhere Man and A Whiskey Girl

FOX TUCSON THEATRE 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515, FoxTucsonTheatre.org Wed 16: Clint Black: 2013 Acoustic Tour Sat 19: Chick Corea & Gary Burton

THE HUT 305 N. 4th Ave. 623-3200, HutTucson.com Fri 11: Black Salt Tone Fri 18: Thicker Than Thieves Fri 25: Jameson and the Sordid

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“Clint Black” performs at the Fox Theatre on Wed, Jan 16.

LAVA presents Big Wide Grin, Sat 26.

“Wovenhand” performs at Club Congress on Tue, Jan 22.

LIVE ACOUSTIC VENUE ASSOCIATION (LAVA) Abounding Grace Sanctuary, 2450 S. Kolb. 647-3234, LavaMusic.org Sat 12: Monroe Crossing Sat 19: Arvel Bird Sat 26: Big Wide Grin

MONTEREY COURT 505 W. Miracle Mile, MontereyCourtAZ.com Wed 2: Tommy Tucker Thu 3: Shaky Bones Fri 4: The Titan Valley Warheads Wed 9: Nashville Songwriters Jam Thu 10: Wade Lashley & Hannah Pralle Fri 11: Kiko & the Stone Avenue Band

PLUSH 340 E. 6th St. 798-1298, PlushTucson.com Thu 3: Justin Martinez, Spiders Can Fly Fri 11: Roll Acosta, Run Boy Run, Cadillac Mountain Sat 12: Golden Boots, The Modeens, Hey Bucko




Plaza Palamino, 2970 N. Swan Rd. 319-9966, RhythmandRoots.org Sat, Feb 4: Desert Rose Quartet

31 E. Toole Ave. 884-0874, SolarCulture.org

375 S. Stone Ave. 884-5253, CasaVicente.com Tuesdays: Live Classical Guitar Wednesdays: Live Guitar Thursdays: Classical Guitar Friday and Saturdays: Flamenco Guitar and Performances

RIALTO THEATRE 318 E. Congress St. 740-1000, RialtoTheatre.com Sat 5: K-Bass and Farafina Musiki Fri 11: Slightly Stoopid Sun 13: Greg Brown Sat 19: The Fab Four Wed 23: Ty Segall Sun 27: “Tucson’s Best” Showcase Wed 30: An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu

SKY BAR 536 N. 4th Ave. 622-4300, SkyBarTucson.com Mondays: Team Trivia Tuesdays: Jazz Wednesdays: Open Mic Thursdays: Live Music Thu 3: Tommy Tucker

SURLY WENCH PUB 424 N. 4th Ave., 882-0009, SurlyWenchPub.com Mondays: Black Mondays with Matt McCoy and weekly guest Fri 4: Black Cherry Burlesque Fri 11: Fanny’s Fresh Meat Student Burlesque Sat 12: Fineline Revisited Fri 18: Black Cherry Raw Sat 19: Sanctuary Fri 25: Mission Creeps Sat 26: Fineline Revisited

Other venues 17th Street Market

CHE’S LOUNGE 350 N. 4th Ave. 623-2088, ChesLounge.com

HACIENDA DEL SOL 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd. 299-1501, HaciendadelSol.com

KINGFISHER 2564 E. Grant Rd. 323-7739, KingFisherTucson.com


840 E. 17th St. 792-2588, SeventeenthStreetMusic.com

2970 N. Swan Rd. LunaBellaRestaurant.com



7053 N. Oracle Rd. 531-8500, BluefinTucson.com Sundays: George Howard Duo

3850 E. 44th St. 745-9175 & 6464 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 7331111, NimbusBeer.com

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DECEMBER, this page Left to right, top to bottom: Free hugs at 4th Ave Street Fair; Ed Muren III painting at 4th Ave Street Fair; In Winterhaven we Trust; ...Music Video? covering LCD Soundsystem at The Great Cover Up; Winterhaven; The Electric Blankets cover the Smiths at The Great Cover Up; Snow at Winterhaven.

2012 YEAR IN REVIEW, Page 44 Left column: A night at the Best Western; Danny Martin at Taco Fest; Man on the street; Jon and Dia; Marques Emanuel at Desert Vintage opening. Middle column: Hanah Klein; Stephen Dix and Sally Hunter; Winter Street Fair crowd. Right column: Rick Santorum Supporter; Jericho Davidson; Photographer Jeremey Hughes at sunset; Zombie Pizza Girls; Slobby Robby at Playground opening.

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Tucson's Urban Scene Magazine- Zocalo is a free monthly magazine featuring arts, culture, entertainment, news and events in Tucson, Arizona.

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