Zócalo Magazine - September 2019

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07. Events 17. Sky Islands 23. Community 29. Books 30. Art Galleries & Exhibitions 32. Nature 35. Performances 38. Tunes 40. #SonoranSummer 42. Scene in Tucson On the Cover: Tucson’s Pride in the Desert Parade & Festival pays tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. Learn more on page 22. Watercolor by Amanda Reed.

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september / october GLOW! SAT SEPT 14 / SAT SEPT 21 / SAT OCT 5 / SAT OCT 12 Venture into a wonderland of illuminated imagination at the historic Triangle L Ranch in Oracle, AZ. Walk under the moon and stars to experience GLOWing artwork, multi-media installations, theatrical performances and live music along ten acres of lighted, high desert trails. Wear a GLOWing costume and be part of the celebration on any or all four themed evenings created for this year’s GLOW! Only 500 tickets available per night. Sept 14 • Mythological theme - Legendary Beasts, Imaginary Creatures, Gods + Goddesses Sept 21 • Intergalactic theme - Heavenly Bodies, Space Beings, UFOs (unidentified fun objects) Oct 5 • Freaks ‘n Geeks theme - YOUR Old School Days & Ways Oct 12 • Steampunk theme - Time Machines & Travelers too, Victorian Velvet & Bowler Hats, Monocles, Mad Max Attitude Meets Wild, Wild West Style, SteamPowered Science Fiction, Deep Sea Technology with a Bit O’Punk Oddness. You decide! Tickets and information at TriangleLRanch.com/Glow

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Electrified Tree by Karen Medley

Emerald Glass Castle by Sharon Holnback

Installation by Mario Lopez. Projection by Sharon Holnback

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september ARIZONA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL FRI 13 – SUN 22 Arizona’s premier genre cult film festival showcasing the work of filmmakers with defiantly independent visions. Awards will be given to the Best Feature and Short in Narrative, Horror, Experimental, Animation, Documentary, and Exploitation works. There will also be an Audience Award, a Director’s Award, and a Best of Fest Award for both Features and Shorts. The Screening Room, 127 E Congress St. AZUFF.org

< Ghosttown, a Glitch Western experimental feature film, critiques myths and ideologies of the American West while reworking and disrupting familiar genres. 2018 / Austria, Taiwan, USA / 65 min. / Experimental. Directed by Jon Cates. Cast: Siera Begaye, Emily Mercedes Rich, Lal Avgen. Showtime: 6:30PM on Thursday, September 19.

< Feral, a homeless woman living in the tunnels below New York City survives on her own terms in the days leading up to a blizzard. 2019 / USA / 73 min. / Drama, Thriller, Adventure. Directed by Andrew Wonder. Cast: Alon Simcha, Annapurna Sriram, Kevin Hoffman, Sarah Wharton. Showtime: 6:30PM on Friday, September 20.

Foosballers, tells the quirky and heartwarming story of a group of professional athletes the world doesn’t know exists – professional table soccer players. Through an ensemble cast, the film explores a never before seen piece of American history, and shares the stories of players around the country as they prepare for the sport’s most prestigious event, the World Championships. 2019 / USA / 96 min. / History, Sport, Comedy, Documentary. Directed by Joe Heslinga. Cast: Tony Spredeman. Showtime: 8:00PM on Friday, September 20.

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FRI 6 – SUN 15

THURS 26 – SUN 29

SONORAN RESTAURANT WEEK A ten day celebration of Southern Arizona

TUCSON GREEK FESTIVAL The 44th annual celebration of Greek culture with

dining with a variety of local restaurants offering special 3-course meals with $25 and $35 pricing. Part of proceeds will benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. See website for a list of participating restaurants and menus. SonoranRestaurantWeek.com

a variety of traditional foods, drinks, music and dancing along with goods for sale. Dance lessons, tours of the church, children’s activities, and vendor displays. Thursday 5pm to 10pm; Friday 5pm to 11pm; Saturday 4pm to 11pm; Sunday Noon to 5pm. Tickets and more information available online. St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Fort Lowell Rd. 520-888-0505. TucsonGreekFest.com

SAT 7 BLUES IN BISBEE Local bands and headliners put on a blues show benefitting Easterseals Blake Foundation. Award winning artisan beers provided by The Old Bisbee Brewing Company. Tickets: $20 (children under 10 free), $25 day of the event. 1pm to 10pm. Old City Park in Bisbee, Arizona. 520-327-1529. BluesinBisbee.com

SAT 14 2ND SATURDAYS DOWNTOWN A free, family friendly, urban block party! Specials at local restaurants, street vendors, Art After Dark at the Children’s Museum, free family friendly movie at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum. See website for more details. Summer Hours: 5pm to 9pm street vendors, and 6pm to 10pm stage performances. Downtown Tucson, Congress Street, Toole to Church Avenues. 520-5451102. 2ndSaturdaysDowntown.com

BORN & BREWED An evening of local beer, food, and music while voting for your favorite local brews! Tickets include a taste of each competing beer, commemorative tasting glass, and a plate of food provided by the Cup Café. General admission $40, VIP experience $100. Tickets available to purchase online. 7pm to 10pm. HotelCongress.com


explore the vibrant mix of pop-up vendors, food trucks, art installations, music and more under the stars. MSA Annex, 267 South Avenuda del Convento. 520-461-1107. MercadoDistrict.com

SAT 28 DIASPORA SHOWCASE AFRICA The inspiration of Africa in the world of fashion will take a bold leap at this 15th annual event, with collections by London based multi-award winning fashion designer Kwame Koranteng from Ghana, VOGUE and ELLE featured VanElse brand by Else Hardjopawiro, and more. Doors open at 6pm for dinner. Showtime at 7pm. Tickets: $2-$129. A portion of proceeds will be donated to The Forgotten Children Foundation. The Dunbar Pavillion, 325 West 2nd St. DiasporaShowcase.com

PRIDE IN THE DESERT An annual celebration of Tucson Pride, Arizona’s oldest

SAT 14 & SAT 21

LGBT organization, founded in 1977. This year’s annual festival theme is Rise Up and will heavily emphasize the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Parade begins at 11am (Country Club & Broadway to Reid Park). Festival is Noon to 9pm. Reid Park. 602-7932337. TucsonPride.org/Pride2019

GLOW! Mythological creatures and space beings will roam the grounds of Triangle

RISE UP This fee free day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public

Ranch this month alongside multi-media installations, theatrical performances, live music, and entertainment. Join in the fun by wearing glowing attire or dress up in the evening’s theme! The theme for September 14 is Mythological and the September 21 theme is Intergalactic. Prizes for best costumes representing the theme will be given. Food and soft drinks available for purchase. 500 tickets available to purchase per event evening. Glow will also occur with different themes on October 5 & 12. 7pm to 11pm. Tickets available to purchase online. TriangeLRanch.com/Glow

WEDS 18 - SUN 22 ROASTED CHILE FEST Celebrate and enjoy roasted Arizona grown chilies at the 18th annual event! Live music and family friendly activities. Various locations and times. See website for more information. 520-882-2157. HeirloomFM.org

SAT 21 LOVE OF LITERACY Explore your love of reading, storytelling, and all things books at this free community event. Read to a dog, enjoy performances by Stories that Soar, and visit with community exhibitors. 10am to 5pm. Free admission. ChildrensMuseumTucson.org


A day bringing together museums, zoos, & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders. This year, Museum Day will celebrate the Year of Music. Visit the website to download tickets to participating organizations in your area. Smithsonianmag.com

lands. Each year volunteers come together to assist with various projects designed to restore and enhance public parks, forests, waterways, and more. Enjoy free entrance admission to most National Parks, Monuments, Recreation Areas and other participating federal sites. NPS.gov


Stretch and sweat under the stars every Tuesday night on the rooftop of Playground. All levels welcome. Drink and food specials offered to attendees. $6. Bring your own mat. 7pm. Playground Bar & Lounge Rooftop, 278 E. Congress St. YogaOasis.com/Rooftop-Yoga


Locally grown foods and goods with live music. 4-7pm. Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida Del Convento. MercadoSanAgustin.com

FREE FIRST THURSDAYS On the first Thursday of every month the TMA is open late with free admission from 5-8pm, featuring special performances, live music, lectures, cash bar, and food trucks. For more information see website. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Avenue. 520-624-2333. TucsonMuseumofArt.org


TEDXTUCSON More than 500 of Tucson’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts

5 POINTS FARMERS MARKET Every Sunday at Cesar Chavez Park. 10am to

will come together to immerse in “ideas worth spreading” at this 5th annual full-day conference [r}evolution. Presentations by 12 of Tucson’s leading thinkers and doers on a range of topics such as galaxy exploration, creativity, tiny houses, mining and more. Berger Theater, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. 10am to 4:30pm. TedxTucson.com

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Find veggies, citrus, fresh eggs, pasta, coffee, locally made soaps and a variety of goods at this open-air market. Open every Sunday from 9am to 1pm (Oct. – Mar.) and 8am to Noon (Apr. – Sep.) at the Rillito Park Race Track, 4502 N. 1st Ave. HeirloomFM.org n

MT. LEMMON SKI VALLEY OKTOBERFEST German beer and traditional food with live music and dancing. Family friendly. No dogs permitted. Noon to 5pm. Recurring weekly on Saturdays and Sundays. 10300 Ski Run Rd. 520-576-1321. SkiTheLemmon.com

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september 10TH ANNUAL HUNGERWALK SAT, SEPT 14 Join the Community Food Bank for its 10th Annual HungerWalk, a family-friendly event featuring music, activities and more, in support of a healthy, hunger-free southern Arizona. Individual pricing for an adult is $25 and Youth pricing (Ages 6-11) is $10. Anyone under the age of 6 walks for free. The event is one-day on Saturday, September 14 at two locations, beginning at 8:00am with registration starting at 7:00am. Green Valley, La Posada, 350 E Morningside Rd and Tucson, Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E Ajo Way. More information at CommunityFoodbank.org/Hungerwalk

BEAVERS, BREWS, AND SANTA CRUZ FRI, SEPT 27 Learn all about beavers, the plan for their re-introduction to Ciénega Creek, and how Watershed Management Group’s river restoration work will help create habitat for the American Beaver. Watch a screening of “The Beaver Believers,” enjoy brews, and more! $20. 1137 N. Dodge Blvd. 396-3266, Watershedmg.org/BeaversBrews

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The Santa Catalina Mountains by Gregory McNamee

THE TOHONO O’ODHAM, or Desert People, who are native to the Tucson region looked at the mountain chain lying to the north of what is now Tucson and, it seems, thought that it resembled one of the green toads that shared the Sonoran Desert with them. They called the sierra Babad Do’ag, “Frog Mountain.” The Jesuit explorer Eusebio Francisco Kino bestowed the name Sierra Santa Catarina, after Saint Catherine of Siena, on them in April 1697, and by the 1880s, the people of Tucson were calling the range the Santa Catalina Mountains. Biologists think of the Catalinas as a “sky island” surrounded by a desert sea, a place that, like oceanic islands, harbors isolated populations of plants and animals. The ancient, much-metamorphosed volcanic core of the mountains are laced with stream-lined canyons that nourish animal and plant life. Pusch Ridge, on the western edge of the range, rises above one such canyon. Historically, it has been home to a population of desert bighorn sheep, as well as numerous deer and a healthy population of mountain lions and bears, animals that are thriving there today. To the east of Pusch Ridge is Finger Rock, a well-known landmark for Tucsonans. The spires of weathered granite rock tower above the head of Finger Rock Canyon, which begins in a dense saguaro forest and climbs into tall pines. A demanding hiking trail switchbacks high up to Finger Rock, affording sweeping views of the valley below. So demanding is the trail, in fact, that it has often proved a site of death for unwary hikers who attempt it without sufficient water or otherwise overestimate their abilities to negotiate with an unforgiving landscape. Trails lead onward to Mount Kimball, which, at 7,258 feet (2,212 meters), commands the central range. East of that rise is a natural window—ventana, in Spanish, giving the name Ventana Canyon—and the rugged region known,

fittingly, as the Wilderness of Rocks, a jumble of stone that can also pose dangers for unwary hikers. There are 46 named summits in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The highest is Mount Lemmon, standing at 9,157 feet (2,791 meters) above sea level. The area lies at the terminus of the Santa Catalina Highway, a once-narrow road built by convict labor that has recently been improved along most of its route. Mount Lemmon boasts a small settlement, Summerhaven, much of which was destroyed by fire in 2003. It’s been rebuilt since, though with a disconcerting number of starter mansions in place of the rustic cabins of old. The town also hosts a ski area, and many well-marked hiking trails radiate outward from it. The mountain’s infrared astronomical observatory and radio towers, too, can be seen from nearly any point in Tucson. Incidentally, the mountain bears the name of Sara Plummer Lemmon, a botanist who explored it in 1880 and a fitting honor for a range that bears another woman’s name. As Charles Bowden insists in the excerpt from his book Frog Mountain Blues elsewhere in this edition of Zócalo, the Santa Catalina Mountains deserve our affection and our protection. The late Dick Tuck, Richard Nixon’s nemesis, often told me that the reason he lived in Tucson instead of his former haunts of New York, Santa Barbara, and Aspen was that every morning he could step out the door and see what he considered to be the most beautiful mountain range on the planet. I would not hasten to disagree, and neither, I think, would anyone who’s spent time in the range, exploring a natural treasure house that would take a hundred lifetimes to know fully. n

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Urban Wilderness A Drive Up Mount Lemmon by Gregory McNamee

A century ago, someone heading into the Santa Catalina mountain range north of Tucson ran a good chance of ending up a statistic, the victim of a hungry bear, an outlaw on the run, or a wildcat miner looking to hide the whereabouts of his stake. Of those possibilities, the chances that a lone miner would be the perp were the strongest. A shade over a century ago, the Catalinas were crawling with pick-and-shovel workers looking for a gold strike, their imaginations fired by legends of the so-called Mine with the Iron Door. This bit of Arizona folklore had it that a Tohono O’odham Indian had discovered a rich surface vein of gold in 1698, and that a Spanish priest had organized a party to dig it out. The deeper the miners dug, the larger and richer the vein became. The miners, the story continued, smelted the gold at the base of the mountain and hid the countless gold bars in a storeroom dug into a granite cliff and closed off by a heavy iron door. But then Apaches came and attacked the mining camp, killing the Tohono O’odham workers and burying the entrance to the storeroom—which, of course, has never been found. Miners are few in the Catalinas these days, though there are plenty of greedheads in the legislature and in boardrooms across the land who wouldn’t mind seeing that changed. Still, until very recently a person heading into the mountains had a pretty good chance of ending up a statistic anyway. The narrow road winding through the mountains, built by convict labor in the 1930s and by interned Japanese Americans in the 1940s, had more than a few hairpin turns that fed out onto thousand-foot dropoffs, and the mountainside was littered with the hulks of automobiles that had taken a curve just a little faster

than prudence dictated, usually propelled by alcohol-laced operators. The road, incidentally, bears several names: the Catalina Highway, General Hitchcock Highway, Sky Island Scenic Byway, Mount Lemmon Highway, and Arizona Forest Highway 39. Whichever one you want to call it is fine, though almost no one outside the Forest Service uses the last. Compounding the road-engineering/law of gravity problem was the fact that, then as now, the Catalinas’ 9,171-foot centerpiece, Mount Lemmon, was a favorite getaway for Tucsonans. The Forest Service, under whose jurisdiction most of the range falls, was only happy to encourage their frequent and heavy visitation under the federal policy of “multiple use”—in this case, meaning the mountains were open simultaneously to mining, logging, livestock grazing, hiking, camping, and skiing. Getting from the base of the mountain up to the summit, especially on a weekend, meant not only negotiating the frightening road but also braving a rush-hour-at-all-hours string of traffic, with many fellow travelers fueled, as noted, by a vacationer’s ration of beer and other substances. It’s a little easier, and a little safer, to make your way to Mount Lemmon these days. Beginning a couple of decades ago, the Forest Service led a campaign to improve the 26-mile-long highway, which, thanks to the efforts of local activists, was accomplished with surprisingly little damage to the environment. With the widening disappeared some of the hairier turns of old. To greater controversy, the Forest Service also began charging a per-carload fee to enter the mountains, which somewhat reduced the number of visitors while affording the district a new source of funding for such things as replanting September 2019|ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 17

Free, 3-Day Folklife Festival in Downtown Tucson. Come for the food, stay for the culture!


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Join WMG’s river restoration efforts at Beavers, Brews, and Santa Cruz on Friday, September 27, 5:30-8:30pm Learn all about beavers, the plan for their re-introduction to our watershed, and river restoration efforts at WMG’s Beavers, Brews, and Santa Cruz event! Enjoy an evening outdoors watching The Beaver Believers documentary, learning from a panel of local beaver experts, sipping Pueblo Vida craft beer and eats from Fiamme Pizza food truck. Tickets are $20. Learn more & register at Watershedmg.org/BeaversBrews or call 520-396-3266.

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erosion-damaged hillsides and cleaning up roadside beer cans and fire-gutted auto wreckage. The toll is now done on the honor system, and Forest Service rangers generally enforce it only at campsites, collecting a fee from overnight visitors there. “Safer” is a relative matter, however. The Catalinas make up what some regional planners call an “urban wilderness,” that is, a wild patch of country that is easily accessible from the big city. (The classic urban wilderness is the too easily accessible San Gabriel range behind Los Angeles, long ago trashed by fun-seeking Californios and not so long ago policed up by volunteers.) Of the two words in that phrase, “wilderness” is as operative as “urban”: While it’s true that you can buy a bottle of mineral water or a candy bar up top, once you get off the road you’re in rough and forbidding country that scarcely anyone knows well. A local couple discovered this fact in late May of 1999. After meeting through a dating service, they decided to explore their possibilities together by taking a stroll through the bear- and mountain lion-rich mountains with a single bottle of water and a packet of chewing gum between the two of them. They promptly got lost not far below the summit and wandered in circles for a couple of days. Frayed by the stress, they decided that their futures did not lie with each other—especially after, according to the woman’s account, the man kept the water to himself. They separated; the woman kept on wandering, while the man and the bottle of water stayed put. Rescuers eventually found both uneaten if a little worse for the wear, and they became inadvertent poster children for a fundamental lesson of arid-lands adventure: take plenty of water and food, pay attention to where you’re going, and be mindful of whomever you choose to share your time with. If you do pay attention, getting to the top of Mount Lemmon affords a crash course in Sonoran Desert geology and ecology. The Santa Catalina Mountains are composed of a huge plug of volcanic rock that extends not only high into the sky but also deep into the earth; the range, a “metamorphic core complex,” is the largest such geological feature in the Southwest, parts of which have been dated as nearly 600 million years old. At about milepost 14 you’ll start to get into a district of weathered columns called “hoodoos,” weirdly shaped boulders broken apart by ice and plant acids. Farther downslope you’re in considerably rough canyon country, but once you make it past the hoodoo belt you climb into

fairly level, high ponderosa pine forest. The exercise, as the guidebooks will tell you, is like taking a trip from the desert floor of northern Mexico to the boreal forests of northern Canada, and it’s all within an hour and a half’s drive from downtown Tucson. To continue in a geological vein, a graduate student a few decades ago was told by his geosciences advisor that there wasn’t anything remotely interesting, scientifically speaking, about the Rincon Mountains. He went there anyway, and while eating a sandwich one day and contemplating the Catalinas across the miles, he hit on a novel thesis. Knowing that the Catalinas, millions of years ago, towered to heights approaching those of the present-day Himalayas, he theorized that the Tucson Mountains to the west were once part of the larger Catalina sierra. Subsequent studies proved him correct: The Catalinas shook the Tucsons off their shoulders over millions of years of volcanic and tectonic activity. Once you get to the top, spend some time wandering along some of the well-marked hiking trails that honeycomb Mount Lemmon. If you decide to get more ambitious in your hiking, pack a topographic map and a compass, for the trails grow considerably less distinct the farther you get from the summit. You can always orient yourself by finding the tall radio towers that mar an otherwise fine vista. Still, it’s better to prepare yourself, in hiking as with all other aspects of life, against the possibilities of chaos and confusion with proper sources of information. (On that note, it’s also a good idea to pack a harmonica. A spirited rendering of “Moon River” may be your best defense against the big, fierce predators that lurk in the forest, and it will help pass the time in the event that you lose the trail.) If you survive your hike, reward yourself with a visit to one of the small restaurants in Summerhaven and grab a slice of pie, a tradition established by the erstwhile Mount Lemmon Café, famous in its time for good sandwiches and homemade pies but notorious for punishingly slow service. Otherwise, cough up the toll and see the mountains for yourself in all their glory. Just remember to watch out for bears—and drunks, and sharp turns, and pickup trucks, and psychotic prospectors, and every other potentially unpleasant adventure that an urban wilderness affords. n

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CHILL OUT in historic “OLDTOWN”...




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Silver City’s premiere 5 star historic home stay experience 411W. Broadway / Find more photos and reviews on Yelp or Facebook. 575-574-2696



Silver City’s hearty & healthy Italian restaurant 315 N. Texas St. at Market 575-388-5430 / vickiseatery.com



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• Mild Summer days, cool starry nights • Walk from boutique hotels & lodging to dinner • Authentic “heirloom” (1800s) business district • Stroll the historic WNMU campus • Walk to the Boston Hill trail network from town • Shop at our Food Co-op (est. 1974) • Watch first-run and current films at the Silco • Tour Syzygy & see how clay art-tile is made • SilverCityFarmersMarket.info for locations • Find Arts & Culture info at VisitSilverCity.org • Check out our art scene at SilverCityArt.com

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Rise Up! Pride in the Desert Pays Tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall by Jamie Manser


n September 28, Tucson Pride is bringing together the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies for a family-friendly day of fun, music, dance, and celebration during the Tucson Pride in the Desert festivities. Replete with the annual parade starting at 11 a.m. and a festival from noon to 9 p.m., Pride in the Desert involves balancing light-hearted jubilation with commemoration, reflection, and mobilization. “Ultimately, ‘Rise Up!’ is a call to action in our community,” explains Tucson Pride President Sam Cloud over email. “We have made vast progress over 50 years, but there is still so much work to do and we look towards the next generation to rise up and continue the efforts of those who paved the way before us.” The 50-year landmark Cloud refers to is the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City’s Greenwich Village, which began in the early morning of Saturday, June 28 when police attempted – yet another – raid on the Stonewall Inn’s clientele. The patrons fought back, organized, and the queer community has been fighting for equal civil rights ever since. Locally, the LGBTQIA+ community had its own Stonewall seven years later. According to TucsonPride.org, the “Tucson Pride history began with a different tragedy; the brutal murder of Richard Heakin, a young gay man leaving the Stonewall Tavern here in Tucson one evening in 1976. When his attackers were given a slap on the wrist, our community rose UNITED to rally for change, officially forming the organization now known as Tucson Pride. Their efforts led to some of the first LGBT anti-discrimination legislation in the country.” For the last 42 years, pride events have been held annually – starting at Himmel Park in 1977 with a handful of community members in attendance. Now, it is a large-scale fete that hosts over 4,000 event-goers flocking to Reid Park to enjoy the parade, activities for all-ages – including a Kid Zone, two stages of entertainment, along with loads of vendors and community resources set up throughout the event area. “It takes a village to put on both the parade and festival,” Cloud shares, laying out the impressive details of producing an event that costs $70,000. The nonprofit’s board of directors navigates numerous local and state governmental agencies such as Parks and Recreation and the Tucson Police and Fire departments, coordinates 150 volunteers, collaborates with over 100 sponsors and vendors, works with other Pride organizations, books entertainment with local and national talent, diligently fundraises, and manages all the logistics that ensure event goers are happy and comfortable. “We’ve addressed feedback from the community last year related to the festival and how we can improve the experience for all,” Cloud details. “We’ve added cooling tents, free water, more diversity, LGBTQ history, and we’ve implemented new processes to reduce admission line wait times.” Those hospitality aspects will enhance the enjoyment of the entertainment at Reid Park’s DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center. The main stage headliners include Esera Tuaolo, Brody Ray, and Debby Holiday. Headlining the community and dance tent are DJ Tega, DJ Remix, and DJ Shorty.

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In addition to live music, Tucson Pride’s Tucson Queerstory R*Evolution committee will have a historic walk through the festival grounds highlighting notable moments in local LGBTQIA+ history, as well as displaying memorabilia and video, and collecting personal stories from attendees for a video archive. Along with supporting, celebrating, and fostering understanding of a diverse queer community, the focus of Pride in the Desert is firmly rooted in promoting the visibility of the LGBTQIA+ people and the ongoing work for equal rights. “Visibility is crucial, now more than ever.” Cloud elucidates: “There is a large portion of the population that believes since our community now has the ability to marry same sex partners that we have achieved equal rights. This is far from the truth! Rights of people identifying as transgender have been ripped away from them. We still do not have full protection under the law to be free from employment discrimination, housing discrimination, businesses can still refuse service to us (remember the wedding cake bakery controversy?). “Locally, one of the key issues happening right now is the ongoing debate over TUSD’s proposed new inclusive, age-appropriate and scientifically based sex education curriculum.” According to an Arizona Public Media story published in late August, TUSD’s “curriculum is controversial because it moves beyond sexual abstinence as the only effective way of preventing unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. The updated proposal also takes a more gender-neutral position toward LGBT students, removing language they might find offensive.” The Tucson Unified School District board will vote on updating the sex education curriculum on September 10. In an August 22, 2019 KVOA Channel 4 interview on the TUSD sex education updates, Cloud eloquently states, “Education and knowledge is power. That’s how we change things, and to limit children from education that could very well save their lives someday is abhorrent. We cannot do that. Children deserve better. The next generation deserves better.” The next generation does deserve better. For the progress made over the last five decades (see sidebar for landmark events), the fact that violent hate crimes perpetuated against the queer community still happen and that Safe Spaces are set up at local businesses to assist victims of hate crimes is telling. “We’re people too,” Cloud said in an August 21 KVOA Channel 4 interview. “We’re just like everyone else, we have families, we have jobs, we deserve the same rights and we deserve to not live in fear.” The Pride parade is free to spectators, starts at 11 a.m., and wends from Country Club Road and Broadway Boulevard to Reid Park at South Concert Place Way. To participate in the parade, there are nominal fees based on the entry type. The deadline to enter is Sept. 14. Email parade@tucsonpride.org for entry details and costs. General admission tickets for the festival are $20, with various discounts offered. Visit TucsonPride.org/pride2019 for all of the information.


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Tucson Pride presents the 42nd Annual Pride in the Desert Parade & Festival, Saturday, September 28, featuring Debby Holiday (above), Esera Tuaolo from The Voice (bottom left), and Brody Ray from America’s Got Talent (bottom right).

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Photos from past Tucson Pride in the Desert festivities. Courtesy of Tucson Pride.

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Landmark Events in the LGBTQIA+ Human Rights Movement since Stonewall* June 28, 1969: The Stonewall Riots put the LGBT movement on the mainstream map due to the size and media publicity. December 1973: The American Psychiatric Association removes homosexuality as a “diagnosis” from the second edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). May 20, 1996: Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules a Colorado state constitutional amendment preventing protected status based upon homosexuality or bisexuality goes against the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause in Romer v. Evans. June 26, 2003: In Lawrence v. Texas, SCOTUS rules that laws prohibiting private homosexual activity between consenting adults are unconstitutional. October 2009: The Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act becomes U.S. law, expanding the 1969 United States federal hate-crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. September 20, 2011: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 is implemented, “allowing” gay, lesbian, and bisexual people to serve openly in the U.S. Armed Forces. (It did not establish a non-discrimination policy.) December 2012: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) adopts a Strategic Enforcement Plan that includes “coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals under the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s Title VII sex discrimination provisions, as they may apply” as a top Commission enforcement priority. June 26, 2013: SCOTUS strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in United States v. Windsor, ruling that DOMA’s denial of federal recognition of same-sex marriages violates the U.S. Constitution’s 5th Amendment Due Process Clause. January 2015: President Obama acknowledges the LGTBQ community in the State of the Union address. For the first time in U.S. history, the words lesbian, bisexual, and transgender were used in the president’s State of the Union address, when President Obama mentioned that, as Americans, we “respect human dignity” and condemn the persecution of minority groups. April 2015: President Obama calls for end to conversion therapy. June 2015: Sexual orientation is added to the U.S. Armed Forces’ antidiscrimination policy.

June 26, 2015: Love wins! SCOTUS rules in Obergefell v. Hodges that marriage is a fundamental right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses. This decision also enables married, same-sex couples to adopt children. July 15, 2015: The U.S. EEOC rules that discrimination based on sexual orientation is covered by the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s Title VII prohibition on sex discrimination in the workplace. July 23, 2015: The Equality Act is introduced in the U.S. Congress to amend Title VII to extend protection against sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. June 24, 2016: The Stonewall National Monument is officially designated by President Obama, becoming the first U.S. National Monument designated as a historic LGBT site. June 30, 2016: U.S. Military bans on transgender people serving in the armed forces are repealed. (However, on January 22, 2019, SCOTUS allowed Trump’s March 2018 ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. Armed Forces to take effect.) November 2018: LGBTQ candidates sweep the U.S. midterm elections. More than 150 LGBTQ candidates are elected into local, state, and national offices, putting a historic number of queer or transgender politicians in positions of power. May 2019: Just ahead of Pride 2019, New York City announced it will erect a monument in Greenwich Village dedicated to Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, activists who played critical roles in both the Stonewall Riots and the NYC queer scene. The two started Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.) in 1970, an organization dedicated to helping LGBTQ people experiencing homelessness. *The United States has no federal law prohibiting discrimination nationwide other than from federal executive orders which have a more limited scope than from protections through federal legislation. This list of dates is certainly not exhaustive. These dates were outlined by – with a huge thanks to – Tucson Pride President Sam Cloud, along with some additions by this author. n September 2019|ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 25

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Frog Mountain Blues by Charles Bowden CHUCK BOWDEN died five years ago, on August 30, 2014, but he remains the unchallenged poet laureate of the kind of history that speaks poorly of our fellow Arizonans: the greed and hypocrisy that propelled a Charles Keating, the murderous economy of the drug trade, the destruction of places that should be revered. I had the pleasure of editing four of his books, among them Frog Mountain Blues, a lyrical and deeply aggrieved study of the Santa Catalina Mountains to the north of our city. This excerpt comes early in the book, setting the tone for what follows—and what follows deserves to be read, and acted on, by every thinking citizen of the Sonoran Desert. —Gregory McNamee Without the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson is just another city in a nation of urban islands. The range is the heart and soul of this community, but for decades the city has sold the mountain as it clawed its way toward the magical goals of growth and wealth. The stone skyline exists in every car sold, every house slammed against the desert floor, and every steak sizzled over a mesquite fire in a cowboy restaurant. The ridges rest on the faces of people prowling the malls and wash across the bodies of thousands stalled in the daily traffic jams of the rush. We do not know who we are until we look at the mountain. We have not been able to resist our hunger for the huge stone wall that frames our lives. We plug the canyons with resorts, put our observatories on the peaks, and creep up its slopes with dream homes nibbling at the National Forest boundaries. Sometimes we pause and regret these acts. But we cannot seem to stop and we always go back and take yet more. This is the constant story of the West, the region that people pour into seeking some bleary eyed vision of freedom, the region we all want to possess and then

seem to maim with our endless appetites. The gnashing teeth of our hungers have chewed their way across this continent, and now the mountains—all the mountains lording it over all the cities, all the wild ground our ancestors called tractless wastes—now these spots are our last memories of a better world where the landscape once hammered us into a new kind of people. . . . All over the West, there are remnants of that time, places that still offer the Big Lonely and days without walls. We try to talk about these matters, but the words always come out as categories like National Parks or National Monuments or National Forests or Wilderness Areas. Or sometimes as summer cabins, ski lodges and resorts. The Santa Catalinas are just one of these ancient pockets and to look deep into their stone walls is to catch a glimpse of what is possible for ourselves as a people and what must not be surrendered. There is a distance that must be crossed from the safe country where we now live to this other world, a place that at first looks hostile to us. That journey takes us to the wild ground that tugs at our memory and spooks us with its power. I need these places. I am a child sprawled on the floor in a Chicago apartment, and a paperback book feeds the message of the West into my hungry mind. I am in my thirties and I hike 150 miles across an uninhabited desert. I am a man sitting in a bar with friends and talking about what the mountain means and what must be done to save the mountain from ourselves so that we can keep it forever. n

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Z art galleries & exhibits Sunshine Shop previews David Adix’s paintings of Tucson’s Vintage Bars & Lounges, on view starting September 19.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio, Fresh Views, new glass art incorporating blown, flameworked, hot sculpted & carved elements from nationally recognized artists. opening October 5.

ARIZONA HISTORY MUSEUM Current exhibits include: Stories of Resilience:

DESERT ARTISANS GALLERY Desert Deluge is on view for the months of

Overcoming Adversity in Arizona History on view through December. Permanent Exhibits include: History Lab, Mining Hall, and Treasures of the Arizona History Museum. Hours: Mon & Fri 9am-6pm; Tues-Thurs 9am-4pm; Sat & Sun 11am-4pm. 949 E. 2nd Street. 520-628-5774. ArizonaHistoricalSociety.org

September and October. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-1:30pm. 6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 520-722-4412. DesertArtisansGallery.com

ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity and Sterotypes in Thrift Store Donations opens September 2. Pahko’ora / Pahko’ola: Mayo and Yaqui Masks from the James S. Griffith Collection opens October 26. One World, Many Voices is on view to September 14. Long term exhibitions include, The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting; Woven Through Time; The Pottery Project; Paths of Life. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. 520-621-6302. 1013 E. University Blvd. StateMuseum. Arizona.Edu

CACTUS WREN GALLERY Dry & Hot Art Show is September 14 from 9am to


Bright: Andy Burgess, Michael Chittock, Gail Marcus Orlen opens September 17 with a reception on September 21 from 7pm to 10pm and continues through November 16. Jack Dykinga – Grand Canyon National Park, 1919 – 2019 is on view through September 14. Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-5pm or by appointment. 135 S. 6th Ave. 520-624-7370. EthertonGallery.com

HOW SWEET IT WAS VINTAGE Art Party: Ursula Basinger is on September 7 from 7pm to 10pm. Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 12pm-5pm. 424 E. 6th St. 520-623-9854. HowSweetItWas.com


2pm. Cooling Down Art Show is October 12 from 9am to 2pm. Gallery hours: Everyday from 9am to 4pm. 2740 S. Kinney Rd. 520-437-9103. CactusWrenArtisans.net

The Natural World of Guy Coheleach is on view to September 22. Hours: Daily 10am-4pm. 2021 N. Kinney Rd. 520-883-3024. DesertMuseum.org



Grass is on view through November 30. A Portrait of Poetry: Photographs and Video by B. A. Van Sise continues through November 23. Hours: Tue-Fri 9am-4pm; Sat 1-4pm. 1030 N. Olive Rd. 520-621-7968. CreativePhotography.org


Just the FACs, Ma’am: Fitzsimmons, Aagaard, Carlson opens September 7 with a reception from 6pm to 9pm and continues through September 28. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-3:30pm. 110 E. 6th St. 520-398-6557. ContrerasHouseFineArt.com

DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY Arizona Print Invitational opens September

Museum reopening and mural unveiling is September 6. See website for more details. Hours: Weds, Thurs, Sat & Sun 1-5pm; Fri 1-3pm. 564 S. Stone Ave. 520-670-9073. JewishHistoryMuseum.org

JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY Transiting 2 is on view to September 9. Hours: Mon Fri 8am-4pm. 1031 N. Olive Rd. 520-626-4215. CFA.arizona.edu/galleries

LIONEL ROMBACH GALLERY When It Rises | Danielle Jones is on view through September 5 with a closing reception on September 5 from 3pm to 4:30pm. Hours: MonFri 8am-4pm. 1031 N. Olive Rd. 520-624-4215. CFA.arizona.edu/galleries


DEGRAZIA GALLERY IN THE SUN DeGrazia Paints the Jungle and DeGrazia

FORTOUL BROTHERS: Altruistic Benevolence. Sept. 3, - Oct. 4 Featuring drawings, paintings, sculptures by Gabriel and Isaac Fortoul. Reception and Gallery Talk: Thursday, Sept. 12, 5-7 p.m. Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm and Fri 10am-3pm. Pima Community College, 2202 West Anklam Rd. 520206-6942. Pima.Edu

Downtown opens September 6 with a reception from 5pm to 7pm and will continue through January 29. Arizona Highways and Ted DeGrazia will be on display through January 29. Desert Blooms continues through September 4. Hours: Daily 10am-4pm. 6300 N. Swan Rd. 520-299-9191. DeGrazia.org

MADARAS GALLERY Paintings from Greece is on view September 1 to 30. Spirit Animal Month is on view October 1 to 31. Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm. 3035 N. Swan Rd. 520-615-3001. Madaras.com

20 with a reception on October 5 from 6pm to 8pm and is on view through November 11. Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-5pm; Sat 11am-4pm. 154 E. 6th St. 520-629-9759. DavisDominguez.com

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Wilde Meyer Gallery, Sizzling September Saturday, through September 30. (pictured Nancy Pendleton, Saguaro Quad | 12” x 12”, mixed media on canvas.)

Wilde Meyer Gallery features the work of Charles Davison starting October 1 (pictured: Ancient Song, 21.5” x 21.5”, mixed media.)

MINI TIME MACHINE Mario Patino’s Ravished Landscapes is on view September 10 through December 15. Borrowed Time / Borrowed Books will be on display through September 16. Miniature Silver: The Helen Goodman Luri continues through May 21. Tues-Sat 9am-4pm and Sun 12-4pm. 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr. 520-881-0606. TheMiniTimeMachine.org


Have a Hole It’s a Bowl Art Planters for Art People is on view through November 6 in the Welcome Gallery with a reception September 5 from 5:30pm to 8pm. Call and Response IV is on view through September 29 in the Entry Gallery. Hours: Daily 9am-5pm. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 520-742-6455. TohonoChulPark.org

TUCSON DESERT ART MUSEUM Delilah Montoya, Sed, the Trail of Thirst

Selections from the University of Arizona School of Art, Groping in the Dark, and New Histories are on view through September 27. Hours: Weds-Sun 12-5pm. 265 S. Church Ave. 520-624-5019. MOCATucson.org

opens September 18 and is on view through February 28. Snap! Snapshots of History through Vintage Ads is on view to November 30. Ongoing exhibitions include: Desert Hollywood, Sacred Walls: Native American Muralism. Hours: Weds-Sun 10am-4pm. 7000 E Tanque Verde Rd. 520-202-3888. TucsonDArt.org


TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART Dwayne Manuel: Landslice is on view through

Fresh Views opens October 5 and will be on display through January 25. The gallery reopens September 3. Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-4pm. 711 S. 6th Ave. 520-884-7404. PhilabaumGlass.com

PORTER HALL GALLERY Quilts in the Gardens is on view in the Friend’s House Gallery through September 29. Hours: Daily 8:30am-4:30pm. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 520-326-9686. TucsonBotanical.org

June 30, 2020. Travelogue: Grand Destinations and Personal Journeys is on view through September 29. I’m Every Woman: Representations of Women on Paper is open through September 6, 2020. Ongoing exhibits include Ralph Gibson: Photographs; Art of the American West; Latin American Folk Art; J. Knox Corbett House, and the La Casa Cordova. Hours: Tues-Sun 10am-5pm. 140 N. Main Ave. 520-624-2333. TucsonMuseumofArt.org


UA MUSEUM OF ART Crafting My Story: Experience of Loss, Grief and Spiritual Life opens September 7 and is on view through January 12. The University of Arizona School of Art Faculty Exhibition opens September 14 and is on display through January 5. A New Unity: The Life and Afterlife of Bauhaus is on view through December 1. Ongoing exhibitions include, Highlights of the Permanent Collection and The Altarpiece From Ciudad Rodrigo. Hours: Tues-Fri 9am-4pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 12-5pm. 1031 N. Olive Rd. 520-621-7567. ArtMuseum.Arizona.Edu

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

UA POETRY CENTER Come to the Table presents work about, inspired by, and


in conversation with food and will be on display through November 23. Hours: Mon & Thurs 9am-8pm; Tues, Weds, Fri 9am-5pm. 1508 E. Helen St. 520-626-3765. Poetry. Arizona.Edu

RAICES TALLER 222 GALLERY Historias y Identidades is on view through September 7. Colaboraciones is on view September 14 to October 21. Dia de los Muertos is on view November 2 to 16. Hours: Fri & Sat 1-5pm and by appointment. 218 E. 6thStreet. 520-881-5335. RaicesTaller222.com

September 5 and is on view through October 6. All Members’ Show opens October 8 and is on view through November 3 with an opening October 17 from 5pm to 7pm. Hours: Tues-Sun 11am-4pm. Williams Centre 5420 East Broadway Blvd #240. 520-299-7294. SouthernAZWatercolorGuild.com

SUNSHINE SHOP A preview of David Adix’s newest oil pastel paintings of Tucson’s Vintage Bars & Lounges is on view September 19 through September 30. 2934 E. Broadway Blvd (Hirsh’s Bldg). 520-389-4776. SunshineShopTucson.com

TOHONO CHUL PARK In the Main Gallery, Dia de los Muertos is on view through November 6, with an opening reception September 5 from 5:30pm to 8pm. If It Doesn’t

WILDE MEYER GALLERY Sizzling September Saturday Night is on view through September 30, with a reception September 21 from 5pm to 8pm. Charles Davison is on view October 1 to 31 with an opening October 11 from 5 to 7pm. Hours: Mon-Fri 10am5:30pm; Thurs 10am-7pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12-5pm. 2890 E. Skyline Dr. Suite 170. 520-615-5222. WildeMeyer.com

WOMANKRAFT ART GALLERY Happiness Is… opens September 7 and is on view through October 26 with receptions on September 7 and October 5 from 7-10pm. Hours: Weds-Sat 1-5pm. 388 S. Stone Ave. 520-629-9976. WomanKraft.org n

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A Touch of Aspen Few trees get around as much as the aspen (Populus tremuloides), a delicate, white-barked, easily recognizable cousin of the willow and cottonwood. It shows up in every one of the continental United States and reaches as far south as the mountain chains of central Mexico. In the East the aspen tends to shortness, but in the West it can attain heights of as much as one hundred feet. Aspen cloaks many of the high mountains of Arizona, where it grows in association with tall coniferous trees, among them the Ponderosa pine and Engelmann spruce. Springtime finds the aspen coating itself anew in its distinctive yellowish-green, oval leaves, adding bursts of bright color to the otherwise dark-green coniferous forests. It’s a fine time to make for the mountains and have a look for yourself, though better still is fall, when the quaking leaves have a fiery brilliance.

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The Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson boast several fine stands of aspen, especially in areas once logged for timber at the turn of the century. One place to look for them is Rose Canyon, not far from the hamlet of Summerhaven; another is the area surrounding the Mount Lemmon ski resort. Some of the tallest trees, just to the left of the ski slope’s crest, are a century old, mere youths compared to the much more long-lived pines, oaks, and spruces surrounding them. Equally accessible aspen groves can be found in Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson, a spring haven for birdwatchers and hikers. Take I-19 south to Exit 63, the turnoff for the crossroads village of Continental, and follow the paved road, called White House Canyon Road in Continental but Madera Canyon Road beyond it, to its terminus in the canyon. At the end of the parking lot you’ll find a well-marked trail that leads to stands of aspen in 20 minutes or so of relatively easy walking.

The Chiricahua Mountains some 150 miles east of Tucson harbor the southernmost stands of aspens in the United States, along with dozens of exotic mammal and bird species like the coatimundi and elegant trogon. Rucker Canyon and the Chiricahua National Monument are top destinations for aspenwatchers. To get there, take I-10 east from Tucson to Exit 340 in Willcox, and then drive southeast thirty miles on US 186 to the junction with Arizona 181. Follow the signs to the Chiricahua Monument turnoff. For Rucker Canyon, take US 191 to Rucker Canyon Road a couple of miles north of Elfrida. Follow the signs—the gravel and dirt road twists and turns, sometimes confusingly, and it’s well to have a high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle for the endeavor, though an ordinary passenger vehicle is fine in good weather. Arizona doesn’t get much prettier than the places you’ll see along the way, and neither do the aspen trees. n September 2019|ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 33

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CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF TUCSON Symphonic Landscapes, 3:00 pm October 19, Crowder Hall, UA Fred Fox School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Rd. 520-730-3371. COTMusic.org


Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation… September 6, 7:30pm; Suicide Girls, September 7, 9pm; JFCS presents iFlaMEXico, September 8, 2:30pm; 9/11 Tower Challenge Vaudeville Show, September 10, 7:00pm; Del & Dawg, September 14, 7:30pm; Aaron Neville Duo, September 20, 7:30pm; Franco Escamilla, September 21, 8:00pm; Home Free – Dive Bar Saints Tour, September 22, 8:00pm; Tom Segura Take it Down Tour, September 26, 7:00pm; Hot Stuff: A Salute to the Music of Donna Summer, September 27, 7:30pm. Fox Theatre, 17 W Congress St. 520-547-3040. FoxTucson.com

THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 009 License to Thrill, through November 10. 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 520-886-9428. TheGaslightTheatre.com

INVISIBLE THEATRE Now and Then, September 3 to 15; Last Train to Nibroc, October 22 to November 3. 1400 N. First Ave. 520-882-9721. InvisibleTheatre.com

LAFFS COMEDY CAFFE Janet Williams, September 1; Tom Clark, September 6 & 7; Eliot Chang, Alex Elkin, September 13 & 14; 2900 E. Broadway. 520-32-Funny. LaffsTucson.com

LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP Heisenberg through September 28. In the Family Theatre, Pinocchio: The Legend of the Wooden Boy, September 8 to October 20. 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. 520-327-4242. LiveTheatreWorkshop.org

PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE The Sun Serpent, September 25 to October 6. Proscenium Theatre, PCC West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Rd. 520-206-6986. Pima.edu


Disaster, September 5, doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:00pm, The Sea of Glass Center for the Arts, 330 E. 7th St. 520-7304112. OdysseyStorytelling.com

ROGUE THEATRE Long Day’s Journey Into Night, September 12 to 29. Free Open Talk: On Reading Eugene O’Neill, September 7 at 2:00pm. 300 East University Blvd. 520551-2053. RogueTheatre.org

Arizona Theatre Company (Sean Daniels, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) kicks off the 2019/2020 season, its 53rd, with Marco Ramirez’ power-packed boxing drama, The Royale, a deeply theatrical and emotionally moving story loosely based on the life of the world’s first African-American heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson, September. 7-28 at the Temple of Music & Art.


FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC Russian String Orchestra, October 23, 7:30 pm. See website for event locations. 520-577-3769. ArizonaChamberMusic.org ARIZONA OPERA Shining Brow, October 5 & 6. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. 520-293-4336. AZOpera.org


The Legend of Georgia McBride, September 21 to October 6, Tornabene Theatre. Pippin, October 19 to November 3, Marroney Theatre. 520-621-1162. Theatre.Arizona.edu

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY The Royale, September 7 to 28; Silent Sky, October 22 to November 9. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. 520-884-8210. ArizonaTheatre.org

BALLET TUCSON Opening Night Gala, October 31. Steve Eller Dance Theatre. 520-901-3194. BalletTucson.org

BORDERLANDS THEATRE Their Dogs Came with Them, October 18 to 20. 151


The Little Prince, October 17 to November 3. 738 N 5th Ave. 520-448-3300. ScoundrelandScamp.org

SOUTHERN ARIZONA PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY [title of show], the first production in their inaugural 2019-2020 season, plays September 13-22. The Cabaret Space, Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with 2:00 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. 520261-9309. SAPACTucson.com SOUTHERN ARIZONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

A Mexican Independence Day Celebration, September 14, 7:00pm at Sunnyside High School; September 15 at 7:00pm at Fox Tucson Theatre. 520-308-6226. SASOMusic.org


Jo Koy, September 21; WWE Live, September 29. Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave. TucsonConventionCenter.com


Beethoven Symphony No. 7, September 20 & 22; Beethoven Symphony No. 4, October 5 & 6; Broadway to the Sunset Strip, October 12 & 13; Symphonie Fantastique, October 25 & 27. 520-882-8585. TucsonSymphony.org

UA PRESENTS Smokey Robinson Celebrating 60 Years of Motown, October 5; In the Room with David Hume Kennerly, October 11; Lila Downs’ Dia De Los Muertos: Al Chile, October 16; Hello Dolly! October 22 – 27 (Presented by Broadway in Tucson); The President’s Own United States Marine Band, October 28. Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. 520-621-3364. UAPresents.org

S. Granada Avenue. 520-276-9598. BorderlandsTheater.org

UNSCREWED THEATER Family friendly shows every Friday and Saturday night


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Tucson Season Opening, October 26, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm. Scottish Rite Cathedral Grand Parlor, 160 S. Scott Ave. 520-615-5299. CarnivalOfIllusion.com

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What’s Live Last Waltz for Tom by Jim Lipson I CANNOT SAY Tom Woolley was my best friend. But he was my best bud. Partners in founding our band, the Wayback Machine, there were many ways we could not have been more different. And yet he was a kindred spirit of the highest order. As a bandleader, or co-leader, Tom was not a star in any traditional sense of the word. In spite of being what we used to refer to as, the voice of the Wayback Machine, he was not a natural front man. His jokes on the mic were often awkward and sometimes only funny to him. And while he could rip off a nice guitar solo every now and then, he was not a lead player. And while he might tell you his voice was only “fair to midlin,” it was his ability to sing harmonies that made his vocals, colored by just a hint of his Alabama Gulf Coast roots, a special talent. I first met Tom in 1995 when we were both working for Pima County Adult Education. Tom was a gifted language teacher who had taught English overseas as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. As an ex-patriot for a time, he also taught at and helped run English teaching programs at schools in Alexandria, Egypt and Barcelona, Spain. The man could teach. These were also places where he formed bands with other like-minded souls. Steel Woolley and the Brillos (how do you not love that name?) and the ExPats were the most prominent. When we first met, I couldn’t have been more inhospitable. It’s not like I was mean to him, but I just didn’t have the time. He extended numerous invitations to get together and make music. Already being involved with other groups however, I couldn’t have been less interested. Two years later in 1997, all that changed. At a work conference in Phoenix, after the day’s activities, Tom pulled out his acoustic 12-string, a beautiful Gibson, and was soon joined by our colleague Kathy Budway. Before I knew what was happening there was all manner of Grateful Dead singing and playing emanating from around the pool. The next thing I knew I was banging out rhythms on a borrowed briefcase, and then attempting to do what I had always most wanted most to do in music: sing harmonies. And so it was, the three of us playing and singing and wanting to start a band; soon to be joined by Tom’s friend, Shanti Foster, a superlative harmony singer who also played beautiful violin, and another educator to boot. 38 ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com|September 2019

It was during this time I would make many visits to Tom’s various dwellings—all funky, small, reeking of tobacco (but tempered by weed), and somehow perfect for making music. It was during these times we developed and nurtured our friendship, which was somehow reflected in the way our voices, blending together, were not entirely unpleasing to the ear. I would also marvel at how well he could play. As a rhythm guitarist he fully understood the role of that instrument and how it could completely shape the arrangement and execution of a tune. As a cover artist, his ability to bring something new and fresh into songs already written and established by others, is a talent rarely understood, not fully appreciated nor embraced by even the most accomplished musicians. Everyone who knew Tom or had reason to interact with him, understood what a gentle, sweet, giving man he was. On stage, with the myriad of special guests we would incorporate into our band, Tom’s way of shining was in how he allowed others to shine. There was nothing that pleased him more than trading licks with a guest player, or helping to create a space where others could be at their best. Sometimes I think that’s why he took a liking to me. As a harmony singer, I was a project for him in every sense of the word, and I believe he reveled in my small successes. Tom’s tastes in music were also varied and hardly predictable. While he loved the Grateful Dead he was not a deadhead. He liked Marty Robbins and Harry Belafonte and covered them both on stage. And he especially loved Ry Cooder and Warren Zevon, and after several years of whining about it, actually got TKMA to sponsor two separate (and very successful) benefit-tribute nights dedicated to those two. He also loved The Band, and years before the 40th anniversary tributes to the Last Waltz, at Tom’s insistence, we did our own version for our annual Dance of Thanks. He named it, The Next Waltz. I could go on about a bunch of different things—his brief but prolific songwriting period and when he came into my office and told me he had written his first song, “Bluegrass Gumbo.” And how he actually wrote a song to me, and how that tune, “You Were Right/I Was Wrong” had become a running joke within our band, that even now, 15 years later, continues to generate great joy when one of us is forced to utter those difficult words.

tunes Z And oh how much he loved baseball, and how thrilling it was that as a part of his job he got to teach ESL classes to native Spanish speakers who were minor league prospects for the Arizona Diamondbacks. “Baby-Backs he named them, working with a new crop every year until the Diamondbacks ditched spring training in Tucson for Phoenix. Sadly, it wasn’t all good times. In 2000 Tom suffered what was described as a minor stroke while being operated on for bone spurs in his neck. Waking up partially paralyzed, he not only had to re-learn how to play guitar but also to walk. He was never the same when it came to either of those endeavors and it especially pained him he could no longer play as he once did. Then, in 2013, his true best friend Mike Begala, suddenly passed away. As the guitarist for Top Dead Center, Mike had been lured into our band when he was available. As different as they were, they were their own special kind of soulmates. Tom was always hanging out on Mike’s porch, and with Mike, an accomplished cook, feeding Tom four or five nights a week. Following Mike’s death, we recruited new guitarists and the Wayback show went on, but Tom was never the same. Slowly, and imperceptibly at first, he was becoming more isolated, tired and frail. In the end, in a very loving home-hospice created by Shanti, Tom died as he lived—smoking cigarettes and weed, drinking beer and margaritas, and being attended to by family and close friends, all the while listening to his beloved, and maddening D-Backs, on the radio. Tom’s Last Waltz, a celebration of his music and life will take place at Monterey Court, Saturday, October 5 from 5-10 PM in a benefit for TKMA and the 35th annual Tucson Folk Festival. SEPTEMBER SHOWS September 5 – Greensky Bluegrass, Rialto Theatre – In spite of being together for 18 years, it was not until I recently found them on Spotify embedded within the Grateful Dead channel when I sat up and took notice. An outstanding bluegrass jam band, they put out a tremendous amount of sound for a five piece. Expect to be moved to dance. September 6 – Liver Down the River, Monterey Court – Another jam-grass band inspired by a love for the Grateful Dead, but also combining rock and funk, and with one of the best band names ever. With just a couple of recordings under their

belt they have already shared stages with bands like String Cheese Incident, Railroad Earth, the Infamous Stringdusters and Leftover Salmon. Good role models for sure. September 7 – Los Lobos, Rialto Theatre – Back in the day I can remember seeing this band in the Wildcat House and the El Casino Ballroom. They are still as exciting as ever (and hopefully not too loud). September 8 – Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart– From their promo stuff… When you hear the term ‘acoustic duo’ you imagine two people sitting on stools, lightly strumming guitars, singing about how life has treated them poorly, think again. This is their third visit back to Monterey Court where people don’t get asked back unless there is good reason to do so.

The Wailers at the Rialto Theatre, September 22. September 11 - Louis Prima Jr., Hotel Congress - Born into a musical legacy, Louis Prima Jr. picks up the torch lit by his iconic father and leads his incarnation of his big band The Witnesses with their blend of big band jazz. Free dance lessons before this Rhythm & Roots show on the Hotel’s patio plaza. September 14 -Del McCoury and David Grisman, Fox Theatre – When you look at these guys you’d think they come from completely different worlds. McCoury in his tailored suit right out of the traditional world of Bill Monroe and the Grand Old Opry, while Grisman, with hair protruding from every direction, looking every bit the old pal of Jerry Garcia and the hippie bluegrass revival of the 1970s. But the truth is they have been friends since the early ‘60s. Two masters on the guitar and mandolin. September 14 – Outlaws, 191 Toole – The first thing we need to get straight is these are NOT the Outlaws of Willie, Waylon, Kris and Johnny. No, they are the southern rock group that could be heard blasting from virtually every dorm room in the mid 1970s in upstate New York. Their multiple guitar attack on FM hits such as “Green Grass and

High Tides” and “There Goes Another Lovesong,” made for big FM hits. They’ll be playing tunes from a new album. Fun fact: local player Billy Yates was a member of their touring band for a time in the late 1980s. September 15 – Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Rialto Theatre - Long before he was Little Steven he was known as Miami Steve. That’s when he was writing and performing with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes while also becoming a founding member of a small enterprise known as (Bruce Springsteen &) the E-Street Band. In the 1980s he became politically active in the anti-apartheid movement, wrote the classic tune “I Am a Patriot” for Jackson Browne and has done a ton of things including acting on the Sopranos and later starring in Lilyhammer, the first original series produced by Netflix. Recently, he showed up on a PBS special with his big band which is very much a throwback to the early Southside Johnny days which means lots of r&b and soul with a five-piece horn section. Can’t wait for this. September 17 - Al Di Meola, Rialto Theatre - A bona fide guitar hero, perennial pollwinner, and prolific composer, he has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return to Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), as well as the celebrated acoustic Guitar Trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia. September 22 – The Wailers, Rialto Theatre – Everyone needs a good reggae show every now and then and this one appears to be it for the month. With only one original member of Bob Marley’s legendary group, Donald Kinsey, there is still an air of authenticity to be found. Skank Ya’all. September 24 – Mean Mary, Monterey Court– Don’t let the nickname scare you off-she’s had it since childhood. A master on the banjo, fiddle and guitar, she’s got 8 CDs, 5 books and a tv show and is a whirlwind of energy and spunk. September 28 – Lisa Morales Band – Former local and cousin to the Ronstadts (isn’t everyone?) Lisa, sans her sister Roberta, brings her latest band to the Rhythm & Roots stage on the outdoor Plaza of the Congress Hotel. September 29 – Hans Olson, Hotel Congress– This master of acoustic blues and possibly the only good reason to go to Phoenix, Hans headlines a Rhythm & Roots Sunday Blues Barbecue outside at Hotel Congress. Local bluesman Tom Walbank opens. n September 2019|ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 39

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Photos left to right, top to bottom: Monsoon Madness Plant sale at Tohono Chul Park; @LykiskaTribalFusion at Return of the Mermaids Festival; Monsoon Madness Plant sale at Tohono Chul Park; Riddle Me True’s Leather craft masks; Autumn and Scott at Return of the Mermaids Festival; Mermaid Models at the Tucson Thrift Shop on 4th Ave.

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