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Ochoa Stained Glass Custom Glass Art Studio
Dog Lix Designs
Celebrating Over 40 Years of Custom Glass Art Creation & Restoration Studio B in the Metal Arts Village Phone: 520-325-8791/Fax: 520-325-0318 E-Mail: email@example.com Web Site: www.ochoasg.com
Father and Son Custom Metalworkers Studio K in the Metal Arts Village Phone: 520-204-6104 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.doglix.com
3230 N. Dodge Boulevard â€˘ Tucson, Arizona In the Ft. Lowell Furniture and Arts District
The latest collaborative custom glass and metal artwork designed and fabricated by the artists at Ochoa Stained Glass and DogLix Designs
Father’s Day Weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday
June 16, 17 & 18, 2017 Handcraft Artisans from across Mexico, Music, Performances, Tequila Tasting, Food Court, Children’s Activities and more
Only a 3-hour drive from Tucson! For a schedule of
Check out the fun:
events visit FiestaLatina.org Cultural Affairs 575-538-6469 Silver City, New Mexico
Experience Latin rhythms and flavors, master artisans from across Mexico and artisanal tequila on the beautiful Western New Mexico University campus set in the mountains of the Southwest on Father’s Day Weekend 2017
Opening: Tuesday, June 6 Reception: 7-10 pm, Saturday, June 10
© Danny Lyon/Magnum Photos
Featuring vintage photographs from the Silverman Museum Collection
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07. Community 08. Events 15. Art Galleries & Exhibits 17. Performances 18. Arts 33. Tucson Maker 37. Food & Drink 38. Tunes 43. Scene in Tucson 46. Poetry
On the Cover:
Photograph by Danny Lyon - Leslie, Downtown Knoxville, 1967. 40 x 30” gelatin silver print. Copyright Danny Lyon, Magnum Photos. Courtesy of Etherton Gallery. Read about the Danny Lyon show at Etherton Gallery on page 28 of this issue.
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Beat the Heat Kids Swim Free at City Pools in June The City of Tucson has invited kids cool to cool off at one of 17 city pools for free through August 2. Beginning June 1, youth under the age of 17 will pay no admission fee at 17 City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department pools. A fee will still be charged at the Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center pool. Fees are $2 for adults (18 and over) and $1 for youth (17 and under). A map and hours of city pools can be found at www.tucsonaz.gov/parks/pools-and-splash-pads.
FREE SWIMMING LOCATIONS: Amphitheater – 125 W. Yavapai Rd. Archer – 1665 S. La Cholla Blvd. Catalina – 2005 N. Dodge Blvd. Clements – 8155 E. Poinciana Dr. El Pueblo – 5100 S. Missiondale Rd. Fort Lowell – 2900 N. Craycroft Rd. Freedom – 5000 E. 29th St. Himmel – 1000 N. Tucson Blvd.
Jacobs – 1020 W. Lind St. Kennedy – 3700 S. Mission Rd. Mansfield – 2275 N. 4th Ave. Menlo – 1100 W. Fresno St. Palo Verde – 300 S. Mann Ave. Purple Heart – 9800 E. Rita Rd. Quincie Douglas – 1563 E. 36th St. Sunnyside – 1725 E. Bilby Rd. Udall – 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Summer Track and Field and Road Races The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department will be hosting the annual summer track and field and Reid Park runs every Tuesday and Thursday in June. Track and field is every Tuesday, June 6 - 27, at Catalina High School, 3645 E. Pima St. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m., and the meet begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Events will include: long jump, turbo javelin (18 and under), shot put, 50 meter dash (5 and under), 100, 200 and 400 meter dash, 800, 1600, 3200 meter runs, 4 x 100 relay, and 4 x 400 relay.
Reid Park runs will be every Thursday, June 8 - 29, at Reid Park, Ramada 31 (Camino Campestre/Bossard Place). Registration begins at 5:45 p.m., with races starting at 6:30 p.m. Events will include: 1.9-mile and 3.7-mile runs. The costs for these events are $3 for youth 17 and under and $4 for adults. Ribbons will be given to the top finishers at each track and field meet and Reid Park Run. More information can be found on the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation sports webpage (tucsonaz.gov/parks/sports-unit#track ) or call the Sports Unit at 520-791-4870. June 2017 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 7
SAT 10 LIVE POETRY READING
Creative Tucson presents a special evening with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Zocalo Magazine: Tucson magazine poetry editor Jefferson Carter. David “Fitz” Fitzsimmons will be the M.C. for this night of poetry where Mayor Rothschild and Carter will be reading their original works. The event will be filmed before a live audience, an audience you’re invited to join! Free admission. 7-9pm. Brink Media, 1100 S. 6th Ave. CreativeTucson.org
SAT 3 NATIONAL TRAILS DAY Grab your bike, hiking boots, horse, or friends to join in the largest national celebration of recreational trails hosted by the American Hiking Society. See website for events and more information. NationalTrailsDay.AmericanHiking.org
SUMMER ART CRUISE
Enjoy a self guided evening of fine art by exploring galleries in the downtown area. Hosted by the Central Tucson Gallery Association. 6-9pm. 520-629-9759. CTGATucson.org.
THU 8 INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO
Join the Civic Orchestra of Tucson offering an array of instruments to explore and play in this instrument petting zoo. Bookmans Midtown, 3330 E. Speedway Blvd. 10-11am. Free. 520325-5767. Bookmans.com
THU 8 - SUN 11 SPACEFEST VIII An annual reunion of space fans, NASA Apollo astronauts, famous scientists and space artists, along with space art and a Saturday night star moon party. Produced by Novaspace, a space art gallery. JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. 1-800-727-6682. Novaspace.com
FRI 9 SUMMER SAFARI NIGHT
Experience “Bird Is The Word” at the zoo with zookeeper chats, animal encounters, vendor booths, lots of activities, and live entertainment provided by The Manhattan Dolls. 6-8pm. Reid Park Zoo, 3400 Zoo Court. 520-791-3204. ReidParkZoo.org
PUTT-ING KIDS FIRST
Unlimited miniature golf play, and many activities such as go carts, batting cages, laser tag and bumper boats, along with a live DJ and a beer garden for adults. 6-10pm. $20-$100. Golf-N-Stuff, 6503 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 520-303-5604. BlairCharityGroup.org
FRI 9 - SUN 11 PIMA COUNTY HOME & GARDEN SHOW Discover home improvement, landscaping, design, contracting, remodeling ideas and more with hundreds of vendors. $8 general admission. Kids 16 and under, and active military (with ID) are free. Fri & Sat 10am6pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. AmericanShowsInc.com
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propagation with take home samples from the Pima County Public Library staff. 4-7pm. Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market at the Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. DesertHavesters.org
FRI 23 FC TUCSON WOMEN’S SOCCER VS PHOENIX DEL SOL See the match between these two Arizona teams. Admission: $7 adults, $4.90 kids 5-12, kids 4 and under are free. Gates open 1 hour before kickoff. 7:30 pm. Kino North Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way. 520-334-1115 x1. FCTucson.com
This free family program features hands on art activities, demonstrations with the Tucson Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild and Vicky Konecky, owner of Grandma’s Spinning Wheel, with coffee provided by Cartel Coffee Lab. Free admission. 12-5pm. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Avenue. 520-624-2333. TucsonMuseumofArt.org
DINOSAURS! CAN YOU DIG IT? Put on your
Celebrate Ted DeGrazia’s birthday with a walk around the grounds and free cake and ice cream. DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan. 520-299-9191. DeGrazia.org
THUR 15 RECYCLED MATERIALS ART & JEWELRY Learn how to design and assemble jewelry from recycled materials. Presented by Xerocraft. Space is limited to 16 teens. Tickets will be given out starting at 2pm. Event is from 3-5pm. Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. Xerocraft.org
SAT 17 BREW AT THE ZOO Enjoy a variety of craft brews,
paleontologist’s hat for this dinosaur adventure where kids ages 3 to 5 can measure footprints, excavate a fossil, investigate dino tracks, and engage in open-ended small world play! $10 for kids, 70% sibling discount. 10-11am. Streams In The Desert Lutheran Church, 5360 E. Pima St. 520-273-3431. LittleCardboardRocket.com
COOL SUMMER NIGHTS: ASTRONOMY NIGHT Join experts from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) for a star filled evening with solar system hands on activities, animal encounters, and more! 5-10pm. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd. 520-883-2702. DesertMuseum.org
ONGOING TUCSON FOOD TOURS
Tucson’s only walking food tour. Combination of foods and a little history of downtown Tucson. Takes you through the historic downtown and 4th Avenue districts of Tucson. See website for dates. 520-477-7986. FoodToursTucson.com
games, and animal encounters while helping to fund new animal habitats. Live music by R&P Music Factory and food for purchase. 21 and up event. 6:30-9:30 pm. Reid Park Zoo, 3400 Zoo Court. 520-791-3204. ReidParkZoo. org
Explore the stars and beyond every Thu-Sun with a laser light show on Fridays and Saturdays. $5-$7, kids under 3 are free. See website for program times. Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, 1601 E. University. 520-621-7827. Flandrau.org
DASH FOR DAD 5K An early walk/run beginning
at the Brandi Fenton Memorial Park and continuing along the Rillito River path to celebrate fathers. Beneficiaries include Natural Resources Defense Council and World Without Hate. Tickets: $10-$25. 6-9 am. Taggrun.com
SAT 17 - SUN 18 FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND
Celebrate dads with family and friends with free admission for men and boys! Live stunts, historic site tours, rides and a vintage carousel, along with comedy and musical shows. Tickets: $18.95 for adults aged 12 and over, $10.95 for kids aged 4-11. Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney Rd. 520-8830100. OldTucson.com
THUR 22 15TH ANNUAL MESQUITE MILLING & FIESTA Mesquite pod tastings, bean tree processing demonstrations, and hands on native bean tree
MEET ME AT MAYNARDS
Southern Arizona Roadrunners’ Monday evening, non-competitive, social 3-mile run/walk, that begins and ends downtown at Hotel Congress, rain/shine/holidays included! Free. 5:15pm. 311 E. Congress St. 520-991-0733, MeetMeAtMaynards. com
THURSDAYS SANTA CRUZ RIVER FARMERS’ MARKET Locally grown foods and goods with live music. 4-7pm. Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida Del Convento. MercadoSanAgustin.com
SUNDAYS PINTS & POSES This laid back yoga class takes place every Sunday at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company. $5 includes a pint. 10:30 - 11:30 am. 115 E. Broadway. 520271-8174. PuebloVidaBrewing.com
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COOL SUMMER NIGHTS JUNE 3, 10, 17, 24
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Saturdays, through September 2 5:00 to 10:00 pm This family friendly evening is filled with nocturnal discoveries. See bats soaring overhead catching their dinner, spend time with live animals and knowledgeable docents, along with serene sunsets and star filled skies. The Ocotillo Cafe will be open for dinner. Regular admission rates apply. June 3 Creatures of the Night Experience live animal encounters and enjoy a viewing of the popular Desert Survivors show. June 10 World Oceans Night Wear blue in honor of World Oceans Day, enjoy complementary sustainable seafood tastings from restaurants such as Finnsâ€™ Landing and Penca, and learn abut the biodiversity of the marine environment from Biosphere 2, University of Arizona, Marine Awareness and Conservation Society and others.
June 17 Creatures of the Night Experience live animal encounters and enjoy a viewing of the popular Desert Survivors show. June 24 Astronomy Night Experts from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) will be on hand with solar system activities and Dr. Kevin Hainline will lead a discussion about the formation of our solar system. June 2017 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 11
HealthOn Broadway is Fantastic!
“The physician I chose is not only a great doctor, she has office hours in the early morning and evenings here at HealthOn Broadway. I’m just a block & a half away, which is great! Last week I went down there. It took 5 minutes and I was back at work. They’re bringing care into every part of our community, and that’s what makes El Rio Health and TMC wonderful health care providers.” –Janos Wilder, Owner, DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails
HealthOn Broadway is an integrated health and wellness collaboration between Tucson Medical Center and El Rio Health, and is now open at One West Broadway. Now you can access medical care from 7am – 9pm weekdays and 8am – 5pm Saturdays.
For a list of primary care doctors and health & wellness classes (including yoga!) call or visit: 1 WEST BROADWAY • 309 - 4200 ELRIO.ORG/LOCATION/HEALTHON-BROADWAY
This summer Cinema La Placita and Tucson Museum of Art have partnered to bring you classic movies every Thursday evening May through August. Enjoy $3 movies with free popcorn under the stars in the courtyard of the Tucson Museum of Art. A cash bar and food truck will be on site, and Cafe a la C’Art will be serving dinner until 9pm.
CINEMA LA PLACITA THURSDAYS 7:30 - 9:00 pm Tucson Museum of Art 140 N. Main Avenue CinemaLaPlacita.com
June 1 All the President’s Men (1976) The Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jason Robards, and Hal Holbrook. Directed by Alan J. Pakula. June 8 The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming! (1966) Without hostile intent, a Soviet sub runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed. Starring Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, and Alan Arkin. Directed by Norman Jewison.
The Manchurian Candidate
June 15 Being There (1979) A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. Starring Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine. Directed by Hal Ashby. June 22 Dr. Strangelove (1964) An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, and Sterling Hayden. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. June 29 The Manchurian Candidate (1962) A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. Starring Frank Sinatra, Janet Leigh, Lawrence Harvey, and Angela Lansbury. Directed by John Frankenheimer.
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ARIZONA HISTORY MUSEUM Currently on view: Wall of Faces: A Grateful
art galleries & exhibits Z
Nation Thanks and Honors You on view through July 4. Hours: Mon & Fri 9am-6pm; Tues-Thurs 9am-4pm; Sat & Sun 11am-4pm. 949 E. 2nd Street. 520-628-5774. ArizonaHistoricalSociety.org
ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM Snaketown: Hohokam Defined is on view through Sep 23. Long term exhibitions include, Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art; The Pottery Project; and Paths of Life. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am5pm. 520-621-6302. 1013 E. University Blvd. StateMuseum.Arizona.Edu
CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY Wynn Bullock: Revelations is
PHILABAUM GLASS GALLERY & STUDIO New Works by Tom Philabaum featuring rock sculptures and fused glass, is on view Jun 3 to Sep 30. Tues-Sat 11am4pm. Call for glassblowing viewing. 711 S. 6th Ave. 520-884-7404. PhilabaumGlass.com
PORTER HALL GALLERY Frida: Portraits by Nickolas Muray, presented by Por-
on view through Nov 25. Hours: Tue-Fri 9am-4pm; Sat 1-4pm. 1030 N. Olive Rd. 520621-7968. CreativePhotography.org
ter Hall Gallery and Etherton Gallery continues through Aug 31. Hours: Daily 8:30am4:30pm. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 520-326-9686. TucsonBotanical.org
CONTRERAS GALLERY Women Artists of Tucson, opens June 3 with a reception
SOUTHERN ARIZONA WATERCOLOR GUILD
from 6-9pm. Hours: Weds-Sat 10am-4pm. 110 E. 6th St. 520-398-6557. ContrerasHouseFineArt.com
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY Small Things Considered - 25th Small Works Invitational is on view to June 24 with a reception Jun 3 from 6 to 8pm. Tues-Fri 11am5pm; Sat 11am-4pm. 154 E. 6th St. 520-629-9759. DavisDominguez.com
DEGRAZIA GALLERY IN THE SUN
The Way of the Cross continues through Aug 30. DeGrazia’s Birthday celebration will be held June 14th from 10am-4pm. Hours: 10am-4pm daily. 6300 N. Swan Rd. 520-299-9191. DeGrazia.org
DESERT ARTISANS GALLERY Desert Dazzle and Kitchen Crazy Miniatures continue through Aug 6. Trunk Show: Wanita Christensen & Dikki Van Helsland is Jun 3 from 10am-1pm. Meet The Artist Series with Tad Lamb is Jun 10 from 11am-2pm and with Denise Fenelon & Linda Levine on Jun 24 from 10am-1pm. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-1:30pm. 6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 520-722-4412. DesertArtisansGallery.com
DRAWING STUDIO Celebrating 25 Years of Artistic Excellence is on view through Sep 30 in the law offices of Mesch Clark & Rothschild, 259 N. Meyer Ave. 520-620-0947. TheDrawingStudiotds.org
ETHERTON GALLERY In the main gallery, Present Future, a career survey of photographer Danny Lyon’s work opens Jun 10 with a reception from 7-10pm and is on view to Aug 31. Tue-Sat 11am-5pm or by appointment. Main Gallery: 135 S. 6th Ave. Temple Gallery: 330 S. Scott Ave. 520-624-7370. EthertonGallery.com
Summer Solstice is on view Jun 13 to Jul 16 with an opening on Jun 15 from 5-7pm. Small Wonders is on view until June 11. Hours: Tues-Sun 11am-4pm. Williams Centre 5420 East Broadway Blvd #240. 520-299-7294. SouthernAzWatercolorGuild.com
SOUTHERN ARIZONA TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM Dinner in the Diner is currently on display featuring original china and silver service from the named first class Pullman trains. 414 N. Toole Ave. 520-623-2223. TucsonHistoricDepot.org
TOHONO CHUL PARK In the Main Gallery, Arizona Abstract and Permanent Collection | New Perspectives III continue to Aug 13; Jeffrey DaCosta / Parcel continues to June 4. In the Garden Bistro, Art du Jour / Amanda Rohrbach is on view to Sep 7. Hours: Daily 9am-5pm. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. (520) 742-6455. TohonoChulPark.org
TUCSON DESERT ART MUSEUM
The Wayfinder’s Dilemma: Landscape Photographs by Camden Hardy is on view to Oct 1. Hours: Weds-Sun 10am-4pm. 7000 E Tanque Verde Rd. 520-202-3888. TucsonDArt.Org
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART Continuing exhibitions include: Body Language: Figuration in Modern and Contemporary Art; Poetic Minimalism; Henry C. Balink: Native American Portraits; On the Cusp: Modern Art From the Permanent Collection; and From Modern Into the Now: Masterworks from the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation, all on view to July 9. Hours: Tues-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-5pm; Thurs 10am-8pm; Sun 12-5pm. 140 N. Main Ave. 520-624-2333. TucsonMuseumofArt.org
UA MUSEUM OF ART Continuing exhibitions include, Visual Delights and Fanci-
ment. 101 W. 6th St. Studio Q. Everybody.Gallery
ful Flights of Imagination on view to Oct 1; The Hans Hoffmann School on view to Sep 10; X, Y, Z: Art in Three Dimensions on view to Jun 24; Our Stories: Politeia on view to Jul 30; Fame: Paintings By Robert Priseman on view to Aug 27. Hours: Tues-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun 12-4pm. 1031 N. Olive Rd. 520-621-7567. ArtMuseum.Arizona.Edu
IRONWOOD GALLERY Cory Trepanier, Into the Arctic is on view Jun 10 to Aug
UA POETRY CENTER Selections from the Permanent Collection: Unique Editions
20. Hours: Daily 10am-4pm. 2021 N. Kinney Rd. 520-883-3024. DesertMuseum.org
is on view Jun 5 to Aug 11. Hours: Mon & Thurs 9am-8pm; Tues, Weds, Fri 9am-5pm. 1508 E. Helen St. 520-626-3765. Poetry.Arizona.Edu
EVERYBODY Wall of Text: Matt Magee is on view through July 9. Hours by appoint-
MADARAS GALLERY Great Summer Art Auction begins Jun 1 with bidding open from 5-7pm that evening until Jun 15. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm. 3035 N. Swan Rd. 520-615-3001. Madaras.com
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Summer exhibitions opening Jun 17 from 7-9pm include: Virginia Overton; Chuck Nanney | Selected Ambient Works, Volume II; Tucson John | Tucson Nights: After Dark in the Naked Pueblo; A Night on the Edge of Forever: The Art of Midnight Films, Free Theater and the Psychedelic Underground San Francisco 1969-1973. Hours: Weds-Sun 12-5pm. 265 S. Church Ave. 520-624-5019. MOCA-Tucson.org
MEDICINE MAN GALLERY Art of the Saguaro opens Jun 1 and continues to Aug 31. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-4pm. 6872 E. Sunrise Dr., Suite 130. 520722-7798. MedicineManGallery.com
MINI TIME MACHINE Rudy Flores and Teresa Estrella: Cultural Army of Tucson continues through Aug 27. Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-4pm and Sun 12-4pm. 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr. 520-881-0606. TheMiniTimeMachine.org
WEE GALLERY Doing What I Can - Ruben Urrea Moreno closes Wee Gallery (this is the final exhibit of the gallery) with a party and reception from 6 to 11pm. Hours: Fri-Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm. 439 N. 6th Ave, Suite #171. 520-360-6024. GalleryWee. com
WOMANKRAFT ART GALLERY Black and White and Shades of Grey is on view Jun 3 to Jul 29 with receptions on Jun 3 and Jul 1 from 7-10pm. Hours: Weds-Sat 1-5pm. 388 S. Stone Ave. 520-629-9976. WomanKraft.org
WILDE MEYER GALLERY Exploration opens Jun 1 to Jul 1 with a reception Jun 3 from 1-4pm. Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5:30pm; Thurs 10am-7pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12-5pm. 3001 E. Skyline Dr. 520-615-5222, WildeMeyer.com
YWCA GALLERIA The History of Here and There featuring work by Robin Savage and Alex Jimenez is on view through June 2. Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. 525 N. Bonita Ave. 520-884-7810. YWCATucson.org
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ZUZU! Dance MAC & Company
ZUZI! Dance, Chaos Theory Dance, Funhouse Movement Theater, Mirela Roza and Dancers, and MAC & Company, are sharing the stage for a Summer Solstice concert. These choreographers and companies will be premiering new work combined with deeper explorations of previous choreography, focusing on themes of embodiment and temporal presence. ZUZI! is a long-standing fixture in the Tucson dance community as its premier multigenerational dance program that blends modern and aerial dance. ZUZI! Dance will be presenting four dances by Nanette Robinson, Aarlin Acuna, and Maddie Brown, including an excerpt from ZUZI!’s Frida Kahlo showcase. Dances will be performed at ZUZI! Theater in the Historic Y at 738 N. 5th Avenue in Tucson. Shows are at Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17. Shows are at 8pm. Admission is $15 general public or $13 for seniors, military, and students with ID.
june ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY Classic Films at the Temple: The Searchers,
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP Annapurna continues to June 10, Mainstage.
June 2 at 7:00 pm. Introduced by Pulitzer Price winning author and journalist, Glenn Frankel. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. 520-884-8210, ArizonaTheatre.org
A Swashbuckling Adventure with the Itty-Bitty Buccaneer continues to June 4, Family Theatre. 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. 520-327-4242, LiveTheatreWorkshop.org
THE DINNER DETECTIVE Interactive Murder Mystery Show, June 17 from 6:00
ODYSSEY STORYTELLING SERIES Hiccups, curated by Sarah K. Smith,
- 9:00 pm. Hilton Tucson East, 7600 E. Broadway Blvd. 866-496-0535. TheDinnerDetective.com
June 1, doors at 6:30 pm, show at 7:00 pm. The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress. 520730-4112. OdysseyStorytelling.com
FOX THEATRE The Maltese Falcon (Film Noir Series), 7:30pm on June 3; TAJMO:
TUCSON JAZZ SOCIETY Sunday Jam, Every Sunday from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.
The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, 7:30 pm on June 6; The Big Sleep (Film Noir Series), 7:30pm on June 10; Live and Unplugged: Scott Stapp of Creed, at 7:30pm on June 13; Murder My Sweet (Film Noir Series), 7:30 pm on June 17; Gordon Lightfoot in Concert: The Legend Lives On, 8:00 pm on June 22; Hijas De Su Madre, 8:30 pm on June 23. 17 W. Congress St. 520-624-1515, FoxTucsonTheatre.org
Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ, 1801 N. Stone Ave. 520-903-1265, TucsonJazz. org
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE Spider Guy, June 8 to August 27. 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 520-886-9428, TheGaslightTheatre.com
LAFFS COMEDY CAFFE Sid Davis, June 2 & 3; Eric Lampaert, June 9 & 10; Kabir Singh, June 16 & 17; Mike Merryfield June 23 & 24. 2900 E. Broadway. 520-32-Funny. LaffsTucson.com
TUCSON POPS ORCHESTRA “1812” Overture, June 11 at 7:00 pm. DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way. 520-722-5853. TucsonPops.org
UNSCREWED THEATER Family friendly shows every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 pm. 3244 E. Speedway Blvd. 520-289-8076. UnscrewedTheater.org
ZUZI! DANCE Summer Solstice: A Dance Concert, June 16 & 17 at 8:00 pm. ZUZI! Theater in the Historic Y, 738 N. 5th Ave. 520-629-0237. ZuziMoveIt.org
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AND THE SOLACE OF OPEN SPACES by Gregory McNamee
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Keith Marroquin and Wallace wait for the light to change in the Sierra Del Rosario.
photos courtesy of Keith Marroquin
W A portrait of the artist as a young cowboy.
hen Keith Marroquin was a child, forty-odd years ago, living in trailer parks and foster homes, he learned to scrounge. He explored, sifted, dumpster-dived, cherry-picked, and high-graded well enough to do a citizen of Bartertown proud. He fended for himself, and he taught himself all sorts of survival skills as he went along. As he was doing so, perhaps skirting the law and fending largely for himself, Marroquin came to understand that he was an artist—someone who was making things from what he found, shaping the materials that he gathered into narratives of who he was, visual records that proclaimed that he was here and that taught him how they wanted to come into being as expressions of what they were and who he was. “Except I wouldn’t ever think to call myself an artist then,” Marroquin says, his beloved dog Wallace lying at his feet in his home on the south side of downtown, a place that bears the down-home name of Stinkbug Studio. I ask him whether in some way he didn’t feel worthy of so elevated a title, growing up hardscrabble and alone, and he nods—first yes and then, after some more thought, so. “I wasn’t sure I could call myself ‘artist.’ But it’s also this,” he says. “When someone was called ‘artist’ where I came from, it meant that that person wasn’t successful and would never be successful. It meant that person couldn’t take care of himself.” Self-reliant to the point of dictionary definition, Marroquin is less wary of calling himself an artist now. He has emerged in recent years as a poet of found objects, traveling into the desert, sifting through it to find small items—bones, antlers, stones, seashells, desiccated plants—that help tell its story. To my continues...
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Sierra Suvuk, an image that is part of an assemblage of glass, steel, wood, stone, bone, sand, and shell.
eye, some of his best work resembles the work of the great American eccentric Joseph Cornell, who put his considerable knowledge and vast library to work in shaping stories told with objects in boxes, extraordinarily evocative assemblages of found art. Taken individually, those objects mean nothing; put them together, and they can sing epics. I think here of one of the first pieces of Marroquin’s that I saw, exhibited a couple of years ago at the Wee Gallery downtown. In a frame of steel and wood, all made and fitted by the artist in his small, toolpacked workshop, lay a carefully constructed miniature dune, the sand gathered on a remote beach in Sonora. On the face, sand is sand, but behind it lay a small mountain of books that Marroquin has read on desert ecology—including one favorite text, Ralph Bagnold’s classic text of 1941, The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes. Alongside it, among other objects, was a photograph of a dune field, flanking a laser-etched image on steel of the “Bagnold formula,” which describes the mathematics of how sand moves relative to wind speed and saltation—that is, to put it a little more scientifically, the movement of hard particles such as sand over uneven surfaces in a turbulent flow of air or water. The Effect of Wind on Sand, as Marroquin called the complex, beguiling piece, is an example of what he deems “nerd art,” done at the intersection of art and science in defiance of the philosopher C.P. Snow’s famed assertion that those two worlds are without hope of understanding each other. They reach common ground in Marroquin’s love for uncommon places. Sand dunes are a favorite subject of his, just as the Pinacate region of Sonora, a tangle of sand and volcanic rock, is one of his favorite places. There, and along the Mexican coast, he has taken thousands of photographs that are more purely representational: a cresting wave breaking along a quiet shore; a gnarled, ancient mountain rising above a thicket of acacia and creosote. But they are not strictly representational after all. Look more closely, and you can see that Marroquin has taken himself to untrodden places, to otherworldly landscapes that might as well be on some Martian
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A Voice Inside My Summer Bones, an assemblage of steel, glass, wood, stone, a Gila woodpecker feather, and an image from the western Sonoran Desert.
plain in some primeval time. Again, books speak to his fascination and the cultivation of an eye attuned to seeking out and chronicling such places. As he has written of his fascination with science fiction: “The road to Thrax. The open sands of Dune. The cylindrical sea of Rama. It wasn’t just the stories that became my refuge, it was the landscapes themselves—vast, lonely, mysterious—that proved to be more reassuring and reliable than my mother, or the trailer-park world I grew up in. Arrakis. Urth. Majipoor. Pern. Conjured terrains and imagined vistas that I could escape to.” Escape he did: In times of crisis, a favorite beat-up volume of Larry Niven, Frank Herbert, or Ursula LeGuin could help see him through the worst of it. What he describes as “an infinite stream of tattered pages” helped bring comfort and build on what he found and saw in a decidedly imperfect world—and, as it happens, gave him a different kind of vision with which to build his art as well. So: books and writing, photography, woodworking, sculpture, printing—all arts built on a vast body of technique, unusual to find practiced by a single person these days. Combine that with Marroquin’s training as a critical care nurse and his frequent seasonal work as a river guide, and you have someone you can count on in just about any sort of difficult scrape. Add to that time spent in Africa working for Dr. Jane Goodall and adventures on rivers in Indonesia and the wilds of Appalachia, and you have what in a more civilized world might be called a living treasure, someone worthy of a hefty stipend courtesy of some Maecenas or Medici. “I see my finished pieces as cairns,” Marroquin says, as we stand in his workshop over a piece that is just beginning to take form. “They mark the trail along the process. But they’re never truly finished, not really, never things unto themselves, but instead are waypoints. The whole thing—going out into the Sonoran Desert, spending time looking and thinking, the things I learn about the places I fall in love with, the inspirations generated by those experiences, the things I bring back and give the time and the space to ferment, so to speak—all of that describes what goes into my work.” continues...
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Keith Marroquin and his friend Wallace explore the dune country of northwestern Mexico. and scrounges, and cherry-picks. And there he continues to make poems out of the things he finds in the desert, even as the desert continues to make a poem of him. n For more information about Keith Marroquin and his work, see his web site, www.keithmarroquin.com. He is one of the artists highlighted at the Small Works Invitational, “Small Things Considered,” at the Davis Dominguez Gallery downtown. The show runs until June 24, with an opening reception from 6:00 to 8:00 on June 3. See www.davisdominguez.com for more information. photo courtesy of Keith Marroquin
And so it is that Marroquin does his paying gigs cheerfully, rafting wild rivers and tending to the traumatized and wounded, then retreats into the hard-won privacy of his studio, where he is always working with acetylene torch, table saw, printer, or pen on some new marvel that has come to him as he wanders—and, he writes, “Every object I create begins with a walk.” He counts himself an artist, a word that doesn’t seem quite inclusive enough to describe all that he does. Keith Marroquin counts himself successful, too, simply by virtue of being able to take time away from this anthill of a city and, with Wallace alongside him, explore places where he can go for a week or two or three without seeing a single human, not even a footprint. There he sifts,
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Danny Lyon Career Survey Etherton Gallery’s Summer Exhibit
Route 12, Wisconsin, 1963 from The Bikeriders, gelatin silver print, ©Danny Lyon, courtesy Etherton Gallery
Maricopa County, 1977 vintage gelatin silver print ©Danny Lyon, courtesy Etherton Gallery
IN CELEBRATION of his career retrospective, Message to the Future, which opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2016, and travels to Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland and the Berlin Foundation, Germany in 2017, this summer Etherton Gallery presents a survey of photographer Danny Lyon’s work. The exhibition Present Future opens with a reception at 7–10 pm, Saturday June 10 and the show runs through August 31. Present Future features a selection of never before seen mural size gelatin silver prints along with vintage and modern photographs from Lyon’s major projects: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, The Bikeriders, Conversations with the Dead, Uptown Chicago, The Destruction of Lower Manhattan, as well as later work. For over 50 years Lyon has demonstrated a consistent engagement with social and political issues and concern for many of the people he photographed. Influenced by writer William Agee and photographer and film maker Robert Frank, Lyon immersed himself in the lives of his subjects, creating individual bodies of work accompanied by innovative books that documented their lives, whether it was a young civil rights worker – now Congressman – John Lewis or convicted rapist Billy McCune. Zócalo spoke with gallery owner Terry Etherton about Lyon’s work: Zócalo: You’ve represented Danny Lyon for over 35 years. When did you first become interested in his work? When did the two of you first meet? Etherton: I first met Danny Lyon in 1974 in San Francisco. I purchased a Danny Lyon photograph from Simon Lowinsky (on a layaway plan). Several weeks later, Mr. Lowinsky invited me to meet Danny and have lunch while he was in San Francisco. I was a bit star struck as I has studied Danny’s work while a student at Southern Illinois University and owned several of his books. We got along very well at this first meeting and I made numerous trips to visit Danny and his wife, Nancy, in Bernalillo, New Mexico where he still lives. When I finally opened a gallery in 1981 the second show I did was a 20 year Danny Lyon retrospective and film festival. I think I was able to mount such an ambitious show because I had befriended Danny years earlier and he knew that I really understood and appreciated his work.
The March on Washington, August 1963, from Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, gelatin silver print, ©Danny Lyon, courtesy Etherton Gallery
Zócalo: What do you think sets Danny apart from other documentary photographers?
Navajo Pool Room, Gallup, New Mexico, 1972 vintage gelatin silver print, ©Danny Lyon, courtesy Etherton Gallery 28 ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com | June 2017
Etherton: I think that Danny Lyon is the most important documentary photographer working today. And I am including Robert Frank when I make this statement. Between the years 1962 and 1970 Danny had completed the following major projects: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement – a large body of work focusing on voter registration drives in the South. Danny was only 20 years old when he left Chicago and went to the American South knowing that historical events were unfolding every day there. He became the photographer for The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and made some of the most iconic Civil Rights images in the history of photography. He would go on to complete a project in Colombia titled Tesca photographing in houses of prostitution. He completed his most famous series The Bikeriders during this time. The book was published in 1968 and a new term “the new
Dominoes, Cell Block Table, The Walls, Texas Department of Corrections, 1968 from Conversations with the Dead, ©Danny Lyon. Courtesy of Etherton Gallery. photojournalism” was coined referring to Danny’s immersion in motorcycle gang culture as a member of The Chicago Outlaws. Many of his most famous images were made during his time with the Outlaws. He completed a project called The Destruction of Lower Manhattan where he documented the razing of a large section of lower Manhattan to make room for the Twin Towers. During these years Danny also photographed in Knoxville and Galveston and completed several documentary films. He finished off the decade with his monumental body of work called Conversations with the Dead. Danny photographed in six prisons in Southeastern Texas from inside the prisons. This had never been done before. The book Conversations with the Dead came out in 1970 and is considered one of the most original and important photography books in the history of photo book publishing. So, Danny did a stunning amount of important work in a short eight years that is unprecedented in the history of documentary photography. He continued on with many other projects and a dozen films. He is working now on several films and books relating to climate change. Currently there is a lifetime retrospective exhibition of his work that opened last summer at The Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC and just ended its run at The DeYoung in San Francisco and is now at the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Zurich. From there it will travel to the C/O in Berlin. The exhibition is titled Message to the Future with a new book of the same title. The show includes over 180 vintage photographs, films, audio recordings, and ephemera from nearly 60 years. A stunning show that firmly establishes Danny Lyon as one of the most important photographers of our time. Zócalo: Tell us a bit about Danny’s prints that you are exhibiting in your upcoming show. You are featuring “never before seen mural size gelatin silver prints?” Etherton: The show will feature six large 30” x 40” gelatin silver prints never shown together. These are prints that Danny and his printer, Chuck Kelton, made in editions of only 10. They are stunning in person. The exhibition is tiled Present Future and will also feature a collection of 62 vintage prints from the Silverman Museum Collection. This collection is the best collection of vintage Danny Lyon photographs in private or public collections. Etherton Gallery is the representative of this amazing collection which includes many of Danny Lyon’s most iconic images. There is a lot of interest in this collection as it has only now been available for purchase. It is, in a way, a small version of the Message to the Future exhibition with images from most of the major projects. We are also in the process of trying to present a series of Danny’s films at The Screening Room sometime this summer, with dates TBA. n June 2017 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 29
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This not-to-be missed exhibition showcases the work of one of the founding artists of the Center for Creative Photography, Wynn Bullock (1902-1975). With more than 100 prints, from early experimental works, to mysterious black and white imagery to his metaphysical photography later in life, expect to see something extraordinary. Organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta in collaboration with the Center for Creative Photography.
Wynn Bullock (American, 1902–1975), Photogram, 1970, gelatin silver print, 9 1/8 x 7 3/8 in., Collection of Barbara and Gene Bullock-Wilson. © Bullock Family Photography LLC. All rights reserved.
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A Sewing-Centered, Lifestyle Brand by Jocelyn Valencia, jrecognize.com
Is there an evolution to your work from when you started to now?
When and how did you find a love for fabrics and sewing? Some of the reactions I get are interesting/funny but I take them in stride. A man sewing isn’t something common but it’s what I love to do right now. I actually talked with my buddy Max about this recently; he’s spearheading an upcoming project on the gender construct called “Masc/Mask.” I got into streetwear in 2007, your typical hat and graphic tee introduction. Three years ago I had an idea for a pocket shirt, brought that idea to my grandma (figuring she would make it because grandmas are just good.) Then she offered to teach me how to sew. It was game on from that point. It was crazy to have an idea and then have it and hold it thirty minutes later.
photo by Maxwell Gay, courtesy of Quinlan Wilhite
QUINLAN WILHITE is a Tucson creative and is the unique visionary behind the brand QMULATIVE. You may have seen him live sewing the much loved pocket-tees at local events or markets. Starting his journey in fashion through streetwear graphic tees and hats to now merging into made from scratch garments, Quinlan is aspiring to create an architecturally inspired, complete collection as he continues to evolve the brand. In this brief yet informative conversation, Quinlan tells us how he initially became passionate about sewing, where he finds his fabrics, what he’s learned along this creative journey, and more.
Obviously, quality - just getting better with the sewing itself. Everything from better blanks to making sure the placement is right, details like that. For me, the pocket tee’s are pretty simple. I’ve done enough of them now that they’re super quick and clean. Having done Tucson Fashion Week (in some capacity) for the past three years, designing is definitely something I want to shift more towards - a complete collection and garments from scratch. I’ve taken some clothing construction classes at Pima, and am currently in Flat Pattern Making 1.
How would you describe your brand? And what is it that you strive for? I would describe QMULATIVE as a sewing-centered lifestyle brand. It started as an online feed, drawing inspiration from skateboarding, cars, music, and art. It was a mix of my interests and what I was involved with growing up. At the core of my brand’s aesthetic are these four. I strive for all my projects to be new, unique, and cross-disciplined. continues...
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Where do you find all your fabrics?
What do you feel sustains your business?
I’ve had some of my own fabrics printed and SAS is a great local spot. There was a lady at the Phoenix Flea Market back in November selling fanny packs made from one of my brand’s most popular fabrics. It’s cool to see how different people interpret things. I’m sure those did really well. I would love to check out the textile/fashion district in LA. Their scene is massive and I’m sure it’d be completely different from what I’m used to.
I just try to be as consistent as possible. It’s what I pride both myself and my brand on. You can accomplish a lot online these days. If I feel that our vision/aesthetic might align, I will always reach out. You can never substitute a handshake, though. It’s imperative to get out and network. Not everything has to be collaborative per say. Even if it’s just running some ideas by someone or getting some mentorship/advice from someone you look up to. It can never hurt and will, at the very least, be constructive.
You’re very collaborative when it comes to events and other local brands. What’s your dream collaboration?
Have you ever experienced self-doubt as an artist? If so, how’d you overcome that?
Probably something with architecture, somehow. When I first did Tucson Fashion Week in 2014, the premise/prompt was to design something based off the interior of a Puma shoe store in New York and I thought that was such a cool concept. Each of the designer’s garments were super different and really well done. Furthermore, the textiles themselves are getting more and more innovative and technologically forward – something I need to stay versed in and incorporate.
Definitely my collaboration with WalkWith and really, any project with philanthropic ties. At the time, they were raising money to build a multi-faceted community center down in Guatemala. Moving forward, I’d love to get more involved with their movement, more so than just the shirts themselves. I was honored that they trusted me to help with the identity of said project/ organization! My apprentice, Saige, got me onboard with the U of A’s Public Health Brigade for a similar project here recently. For the past two years over spring break, they’ve traveled down to Nicaragua to facilitate hygiene education and infrastructure work! Granted my contribution (a trip shirt design) was a relatively simple one. It was awesome to see the QMULATIVE logo alongside ASUA’s as a part of something so impactful. Also, I’m very excited to be working with Ben’s Bells in August. Stay tuned for that.
photo by Saige Williams, courtesy of Quinlan Wilhite
What is your favorite project to date?
Occasionally. For example, when you’re getting questions from someone that genuinely cares about you regarding a sustainable career path. I push to talk less and simply give everything I do a full-time effort. I am absolutely confident in my brand, and have been dialing in the balance of thinking about the bigger picture without getting too caught up in it. What would you say are the three biggest lessons you’ve learned that perhaps you’d like to remind yourself of in the future?
Even when things weren’t on the up and up, what worked for me and what continues to work for me, is being consistent – before product, maybe a new sticker colorway or blog post. Although it is tough at times, I’ve learned to not overthink things and rather, roll with and seize the circumstances you’re given. The last pointer would be to always continue to network, potentially with people that have nothing to do with what you do. Their perspective can be equally as valuable. I’m intrigued by what makes people tick and why they are the way they are. Consistency, keeping things in context, and network. n See some of Quinlan’s work at qmulative.bigcartel.com or follow him on Instagram @qmulative. This Q&A originally appeared on Jocelyn Valencia’s blog at jrecognize.com
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Father’s Day Weekend Mexican Food Festival The Tucson 23 Mexican Food Festival Saturday, June 17 at 6 p.m. JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson. Tickets are $49 and available online at saaca.org/Tucson23.html
Mexican cuisine is renowned for its rich combination of traditional spices, colorfully enticing presentations, and complex variety of fresh flavors. The country’s deeply rooted passion for agriculture, home cooking, and street food favorites has developed a variety of signature dishes including carnitas, enchiladas, tortas, mole, and so much more. Determined to highlight the best of what traditional Mexican culture has to offer right here in Tucson, title sponsor Visit Tucson, in collaboration with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance present the 2nd Annual Tucson 23 - Mexican Food Festival, celebrating ‘The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food in America’. The Tucson 23 will bring together some of Tucson’s most authentic Mexican restaurants at this unique culinary event, celebrating the unforgettable flavors and culture of Mexico. Embark on a culinary marathon of Tucson’s delectable Mexican restaurants on Saturday, June 17th, at 6 PM at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort. The Tucson 23 will bring together the restaurants from the Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food in America, highlighting familiar favorites like tacos, fajitas, and molé to some possibly less familiar classics such raspados, sopes, and elotes. “The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food isn’t just an opportunity to show off Tucson’s great Mexican food, it’s also a way for us to talk about the borderlands experience you can have here in Tucson. We love the rich moles at Café Poca Cosa and fish tacos served from a trailer on South Sixth Avenue, but we also celebrate the music, art and influences of Mexican culture in Tucson. All of
that is part of the Best 23 Miles” said Brent DeRaad, President and CEO of Visit Tucson. In addition to the culinary delights, The Tucson 23 - Mexican Food Festival will feature traditional Latin music and beautiful dance performances to dazzle and amaze audiences. A thirst quenching variety of local Sonoran micro-brews will also be featured alongside new takes on traditional Mexican cocktails featuring the finest selection of tequila, mezcal and other local spirits. The Tucson 23’s venue partner, JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, is offering Tucson 23 ticketholders special weekend getaway packages as well as hosting several pre-event activities exclusively for Tucson 23 attendees staying at the hotel, allowing guests to delve even deeper into Mexico’s rich traditions and flavors. The pre-event activities include: a celebrity chef dinner, cooking classes, tortilla making, a tequila infusion demonstration, an authentic Mexican brunch, as well as spa and golf specials. Attendees of the Tucson 23 will be given exclusive access to these special offers following their event ticket purchase. Tickets to The Tucson 23 include unlimited food tastings from all participating restaurants. Beer, tequila and cocktail sampling, and live entertainment will highlight the best in live performances, with mariachi, flamenco guitar, and Ballet Folklorico. Tickets are available at SAACA.org/Tucson23.html or by calling (520) 797-3959 x 7. n June 2017 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 39
What’s Live It was 50 Years Ago Today… by Jim Lipson
At the risk of being overtly melodramatic, let me appropriate a phrase from FDR. June 1, 1967, “a day which shall live in infamy,” is a date that will, in fact, be remembered as the day everything in popular music changed. The occasion was the release of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band which basically turned an entire art form (even though it was not yet recognized as such) upside down and inside out. This record was so outside the box, it can be concluded it made the box itself no longer relevant. While the Beatles had clearly been defining and re-defining what rock music was and could be, creating Rubber Soul and Revolver, two LPs with heady subtleties, complexities and instrumentation we had never seen before (“Eleanor Rigby”, “Girl,” “Tomorrow Never Knows”), Pepper signaled it was now a whole new ballgame. From the psychedelic costumes and colorful cover art to the breadth of the material, it was clear the lads were announcing they were in fact, no longer lads and were now crossing a line that would never be walked back. Urban legend has it Pepper was mainly Paul’s idea—to present the group as a super-evolved cosmic band that would take on this bigger than life persona. With Lennon not too keen on the idea at first, and with their individual voices as songwriters now becoming more pronounced and distinct, Lennon/McCartney still managed to collaborate on and produce what Rolling Stone Magazine would eventually dub the greatest song in rock history with “A Day in the Life.” 40 ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com | June 2017
One of the many other things that distinguishes this album is that there were no singles on it. While “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields” were the first cuts recorded for these sessions, and later “Hello Goodbuy,” there was a conscious choice made to not have the overall brilliance of the album tainted by commercial concerns, as it became more and more clear this would not that kind of record. Because everyone has their own history and experience with Pepper, there is not much I can add to the conversation except to say that if you haven’t heard these tracks in a while, go back and revisit them. While not quite as sophisticated as some of the things yet to come, on the White Album and Abby Road in particular, this is still a rich vein to explore. Look for a 50-year re-issue in stores, produced (with the blessings and support of Paul and Ringo), by Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer Sir George. The other Golden Anniversary that must be acknowledged this month belongs to the Monterey International Pop Festival, which was the first such festival and gathering of its kind. Put together by John Phillips of the Mamas and the Pappas, and their producer Lou Adler, an assemblage of the best and the brightest of the emerging scene, which encapsulated several genres, was brought together for a magical weekend that drew approximately 60,000 seekers to the scenic Monterey Peninsula in mid-June, 1967. The event came together in about six weeks and while conceived as a benefit with no one getting
paid, musicians were all given first class travel arrangements and accommodations. The lineup was stellar including Phillips’ band of course, along with the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Simon & Garfunkel, the Who, Ravi Shankar and South Africa’s Hugh Masakela, among others. Also featured in perhaps the most exhilarating set of the weekend, was Otis Redding. Backed by Booker T and the MGs with the touring Stax Records horn section, Redding gave the performance of a lifetime. Two other acts whom virtually no one knew at the time, were also introduced to the world at Monterey, in what may go down as the greatest coming out party in rock history as Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix electrified an audience that had neither seen nor heard anything quite like them before. While it’s still somewhat obscure, there is a multi-disc boxed set of the festival, while the essence of that weekend has also been captured in D.A. Pennybaker’s documentary film, Monterey Pop. In the meantime, back to the future… Roy Bookbinder – June 4, Monterey Court – The first (and only) time I saw Roy Bookbinder must have been 1985, and he seemed old then. But not in an old man kind of way but more like a throwback to another era or place in time. A
great acoustic blues guitarist who brings various elements of country and folk into his songs, it is his storytelling that distinguishes the performance. Don Armstrong opens the show. The Taj Mahal & Keb Mo Band (TajMo), June 6, Fox Theatre – If I did a pick of the month or some other such silly thing, this show would have to be it. Here are two performers, separated by a generation at least, collaborating on stage and in the studio with a record soon to be released. According to the promo stuff, while the two have known and influenced each other for decades, and Taj played a key role in Keb’s first record deal, TajMo marks the first proper collaboration between the two. Do whatever you need to do to make this show. Gordon Lightfoot – June 22, Fox Theatre – It seems as if this legendary Canadian plays the Fox at least once every 18 months, like clockwork. It’s clear that he could not sustain this kind of repeat business unless he was still able to deliver the goods. My favorite Lightfoot recording is the album Don Quixote. The hits are nice but this collection is pure gold. Hopefully he still thinks so as well. Alice Cooper – June 22, Ava Amphitheatre – Take a peek at the Ava schedule for this summer and, well, with just a handful of shows featuring
the likes of Journey and Lynyrd Skynyrd , it looks a little thin. All of which makes this show stand out more. My sense is that the theatricality of the Alice Cooper experience has probably morphed into a caricature of itself which actually sounds pretty cool. Dirty Dozen Brass Band, June 25, 191 Toole – If you were there on February 19, 1988, in a KXCI sponsored Mardi Gras show at the El Casino Ballroom (I still have the t-shirt) and you remember the DDBB’s Second line entrance prancing around the interior perimeter of the ballroom, it’s somewhat difficult to imagine how the confines of 191 Toole will be able to contain all that energy. From New Orleans and now celebrating their 35th year, these guys are still the real deal. Whole Lotta Zep Farewell Performance, July 1, Club Congress – Let’s face it, it’s hard to get all choked up about the retirement of a tribute band. But these locals aren’t just part of any tribute band. Featuring Pete Fine on the guitar, WLZ has been stirring up the passions of Zep-Heads for many years in a variety of clubs and stages around town. If for some reason you have no yet seen them, this is it. n
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Gordon Lightfoot appears at Fox Tucson Theatre on Thursday, June 22.
LIVE MUSIC Schedules accurate as of press time. Visit the web sites or call for current/detailed information.
191 TOOLE 191 E. Toole Ave. rialtotheatre.com Thu 1: Elephant Revival, Steve Poltz Fri 2: 24Hrs Sat 3: Expanders, Dubbest, Straight Villain Tue 6: Hot Club of Cowtown Thu 8: Saint Pé Fri 9: The Deslondes, Jillian and the Giants Mon 19: My Jerusalem Sun 25: Dirty Dozen Brass Band Fri 30: Agent Orange
BORDERLANDS BREWING 119 E. Toole Ave. 261-8773, BorderlandsBrewing.com Fri 2: Austin Counts Sat 3: Ryan David Orr Sun 4: Kevin Pakulis Fri 9: Muffulettas Sat 10: Tortolita Gutpluckers Sun 11: Kevin Pakulis Fri 16: The Jim Howell Band Sun 18: Kevin Pakulis Fri 23: Tommy Tucker Sat 24: Los Streetlight Curb Players Sun 25: Kevin Pakulis
CAFE PASSE 415 N. 4th Ave. 624-4411, CafePasse.com See web site for information
Photo courtesy theunday.com.
Photo courtesy foxtucson.com.
The Unday appear at Club Congress on Saturday, June 10.
311 E. Congress St. 622-8848, HotelCongress.com/club Fri 2: Underground Coverage Tour, Bag Of Tricks Cat, Justus Samuel, Tommy Will Thu 3: Nina Diaz, See, Birds and Arrows Sun 4: Conan, North and Sweat Tue 6: Mr. Kitty, The Rain Within, IamDrugs Wed 7: Samothrace, He Whose Ox Is Gored Thu 8: Mac Powell and Zack Williams Fri 9: Kaz Mirblouk, The Desert Beats, The Rifle Sat 10: The Unday, Scar Eater, Brass Tax Sun 11: Merchandise, B Boys, Rough Night Wed 14: False Figure, Lenguas Largas, Hikikomori Sat 17: Surfapalooza with Shrimp Chaperone, Grave Danger, The Boogienauts, Michael P. Tue 20: Mystic Braves, The Creation Factory Wed 21: Aldous Harding, Wet Marble, Not Ideal Fri 23: Brian Lopez, Birds and Arrows Wed 28: Street Blues Family Thu 29: Black Marble, Body of Light, Draa Fri 30: Whole Lotta Zep Farewell Show
201 N. Court Ave. 622-0351, LaCocinaTucson.com Thu 1: Freddy Parish Fri 2: Greg Morton & Friends, Freddy Parish’s Country Club Sat 3: Nathaniel Burnside, UA Jazz Sun 4: Mik and the Funky Brunch Wed 7: Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield Thu 8: Louise Le Hir Fri 9: Greg Morton & Friends, Freddy Parish’s Country Club Sat 10: Eric Schaffer and The Other Troublemakers Sun 11: Mik and the Funky Brunch Fri 16: Greg Morton & Friends, Freddy Parish’s Country Club Sun 18: Mik and the Funky Brunch Fri 23: Greg Morton & Friends, Freddy Parish’s Country Club Sun 25: Mik and the Funky Brunch Fri 30: Greg Morton & Friends, Freddy Parish’s Country Club
340 E. 6th St. 798-1298, FlycatcherTucson.com Fri 2: Goodbye June & Badflower Sun 4: Planet Booty, Dadsdad, B4Skin Mon 5: Barghest, Recluse, Abhorrent Contagion, Daughters of Zion Wed 7: Ladytown Live Thu 8: North By North, Jillian and the Giants, Miss Abysmal Fri 9: Black Medicine, Havarti Orchestra, Jimmy Carr Sat 10: Campo Bravo, Dirt Friends Thu 15: Spaceface, Mute Swan, Asian Fred Fri 16: A Giant Dog, Cobra Family Picnic, The Myrrors Sat 17: Evasion, Stands With Fists, Kvasura, O.P.U.
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FOX TUCSON THEATRE
198 W. Cushing St. 622-7984, CushingStreet.com Saturdays: Cool Jazz
17 W. Congress St. 624-1515, FoxTucsonTheatre.org Tue 6: Tajmo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band Tue 13: Scott Stapp Thu 22: Gordon Lightfoot
HACIENDA DEL SOL
533 N. 4th Ave. 884-9289, Delectables.com Fri 2: Leila Lopez Sat 3: Eb Eberlein Fri 9: Clark Andrew Libbey, Eryn Bent Sat 10: Don Armstrong Fri 16: Maury Avenue Sat 17: Mitzi Cowell Fri 23: Joyce Luna Sat 24: Wally Lawder Fri 30: Puca
5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol. 299-1501,HaciendaDelSol.com Nightly: Live Music on the Patio Sun 11: Crystal Stark
CUSHING STREET BAR
THE HUT 305 N. 4th Ave., 623-3200 huttucson.com Sundays: Acoustic Open Mic, with Cadillac Mountain Thursdays: Mockingbirds Saturdays: Mike & Randy’s 420 Show with Top Dead Center
Photo courtesy zosoontour.com.
ZoSo: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience appears at The Rialto Theatre on Thursday, June 15.
THE LOUDHOUSE 915 W. Prince Rd., 393-3598 loudhousetucson.com Fri 2: Santo Diablo, Gaza Strip, Grite-Leon Sat 10: The Barnyard Stompers, The Earps, Rockabilly Ruckus, BTP & Friends Tue 13: Redlands, Valenta, Wanderer, People Who Could Fly Sun 25: Sacrificial Slaughter, Voices of Ruin, Bloodtrail, Pain Patterns, Magguts
MONTEREY COURT 505 W. Miracle Mile, MontereyCourtAZ.com Thu 1: The Hottman Sisters Fri 2: Oscar Fuentes, E2W Sat 3: Determined Luddites & Los Hombres Sun 4: Nancy Elliott & Friends— Sunday Brunch Performances, Roy Bookbinder, Don Armstrong Tue 6: Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/Heather Hardy Wed 7: Nick McBlaine & Log Train Thu 8: Native Harrow Fri 9: Frank & Friends Sat 10: Heather Hardy & A Little Taste of Jazz Sun 11: Nancy Elliott & Friends— Sunday Brunch Performances, Wally Lawder & Acoustic Sky Wed 14: The New Tucson Songwriters Showcase & Concert Thu 15: Virginia Cannon Presents Fri 16: Ronstadt Generations Sun 18: Nancy Elliott & Friends— Sunday Brunch Performances, Frank’nSteel Tue 20: The Tucsonics—Western
tunes Z Photo courtesy Tommy Tucker Blues on Reverbnation.
Tommy Tucker appears at Borderlands Brewing on Friday, June 23.
Swing Wed 21: Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers Thu 22: Circus No. 9 Fri 23: Groove Tones 7 Sun 25: Nancy Elliott & Friends— Sunday Brunch Performances Sun 25: Peter Dalton Ronstadt y El Tucsonense Thu 29: The Titan Valley Warheads Fri 30: Amber Norgaard Band
PLAYGROUND TUCSON 278 E. Congress. 396-3691, PlaygroundTucson.com Fri 2: Shrimp Chaperone Fri 9: Heart & Soul Fri 16: Shrimp Chaperone Fri 23: The Metros Fri 30: Heart & Soul
RIALTO THEATRE 318 E. Congress St. 740-1000, RialtoTheatre.com Thu 1: Marchfourth! Fri 2: The Hustlegang Tour, Yung Booke, London Jae, Tokyo Jetz, RaRa, Translee, Young Dro Sat 3: Freak Fest, Slack Bastards, Bleach Party USA, Sindicate, Swindy, Great American Tragedy, Texas Trash and the Trainwrecks, Dirty Magic Tue 6: Yngwie Malmsteen, Push Fri 9: Tom Segura Sat 10: The Atomic Punks Sun 11: Baja Brews—Nuts and Seeds! Mon 12: Kehlani, Ella Mai, Jahkoy, Noodles Tue 13: Acoustic Alchemy Thu 15: ZoSo: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
Tue 20: Hellyeah, Sons of Texas Wed 21: Hellzapoppin’ Fri 23: Demetri Martin Sat 24: Warren G Tue 27: Tiger Army, Murder By Death, Tim Barry Wed 28: Andrew Bird, Margaret Glaspy
THE ROCK 136 N. Park Ave. rocktucson.com Sun 4: Hed PE Sat 10: Cryptic Wisdom Fri 16: Kaustik, Scattered Guts Sat 17: The Ensphere Sun 25: Serpents Tongue, Every Hand Betrayed
ROYAL SUN LOUNGE 1003 N Stone Ave (520) 622-8872 BWRoyalSun.com Sun-Tue: Happy Hour Live Music See web site for information
THE SCREENING ROOM 127 E. Congress (520) 882-0204 screeningroomtucson.com Fri 2: Blue Mañana, Tucson Guitar Duet ,Entre Dos Gringos, Brian Berggoetz & Fred Hartshorn of Priapism
SEA OF GLASS--CENTER FOR THE ARTS 330 E. 7th St., 398-2542 TheSeaOfGlass.org Sat 17: Ladies of Jazz Sat 24: Few Miles South
SKY BAR TUCSON 536 N. 4th Ave, 622-4300. SkyBarTucson.com Thu 1: The JoZaya Project, Residency Fri 2: Vinyl Wizard Tue 6: Tom Walbank, Steff Koeppen Wed 7: Open Mic Fri 9: Vinyl Wizard, Cirque Roots Sat 10: FLG A Tribute To Santana Tue 13: Tom Walbank, Steff Koeppen Wed 14: Open Mic Thu 15: The JoZaya Project, Residency Fri 16: Vinyl Wizard Sat 17: Stallion (Ween Trinute) Tue 20: Tom Walbank, Steff Koeppen Wed 21: Open Mic Fri 23: Vinyl Wizard, Cirque Roots Sat 24: The Blind Owls Tue 27: Tom Walbank, Steff Koeppen Wed 28: Open Mic Fri 30: Vinyl Wizard
TAP & BOTTLE 403 N. 6th Ave. 344-8999 TheTapandBottle.com Thu 1: Katie Haverly Thu 8: Cadillac Mountain Thu 15: The Wanda Junes Thu 22: Two Door Hatchback Thu 29: Rich Hopkins and the Luminarios
VERO AMORE PLAZA PALOMINO 2920 N. Swan Road, Tucson 520-325-4122 VeroAmorePizza.com See web site for information June 2017 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 43
by Janelle Montenegro instagram / @JMontenegroPhotography
The Hi Polish Floor show at the Tucson Libertine League launch party.
Mister E. Splendor at the Tucson Libertine League launch party.
Ray from Street Family Blues band at Flycatcher.
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by Janelle Montenegro instagram / @JMontenegroPhotography
Ryan representing Blackmer Studios at Cultivate Tucson.
MidnightÂ on Pima Canyon Trail.
Photo art installation at Southwest University of Visual Arts. 46 ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com | June 2017
The Prickly Gose beer at Iron Johns Tasting room.
Weird plant sale at Tucson Botanical Garden.
Beer flight at Croked Tooth Brewery.
Weird plant sale at Tucson Botanical Garden.
Three boys relax curbside outside Cultivate Tucson on Saturday. June 2017 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 47
Z poetry Mouse Dreams That pair I thought we had become devolved to a sort of normality what passes for reality here a vague figure sometimes seen in the corner of the eye snuggled into wooly balls behind the books on dusty shelves tucked away in dresser drawers among the socks and lingerie
Guinea Fowl Between downtown and the barrio a pair of large plump birds dressed in neat polkadot suits and red wattles goes pecking, chattering along the street.
confronting that fantasy of being more than oneself, of meaningfulness found in turning mere juxtaposition into a blend of common sense mutual benefit and something like communion an end to this persistent gnawing in the walls sharp little teeth that would like nothing better than something still warm but out of breath.
Maybe they’re kept as watchbirds, to make a loud ruckus like the geese at Rome. But tonight out on the town they take things as they come, wander far from home sharing their bird view of roadside weeds. Who would give a guinea for these fowl? Helmeted heads bob gathering seeds of city freedom before dogs growl. – Judy Ray
photo: Lynda Coole
– Michael Gregory
Judy Ray’s latest book is From Place to Place: Personal Essays, and previous books include To Fly Without Wing: Poems. She was born in Sussex, England, but moved to the United States, the country of her poet husband, David Ray, first to the Midwest, then – about 20 years ago – to Tucson where for several years she was a volunteer teacher of English as a Second Language to adults in the community. www.davidraypoet.com/ JudyRay
A former resident of Tucson and winner of the Tucson Poetry Festival prize in 2000, a co-founder of the Bisbee Poetry Festival, and an internationallyrecognized toxics activist, Michael Gregory has long been engaged with the intertwined worlds of poetry and environment in southern Arizona. He is the author of several poetry books and chapbooks, most recently Mr America Drives His Car (postsovietdepression.org), a selection of his work from 1975-2013.
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