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Dine as the Danes do

Dine as the Danes do

Mona's Danish was the only authentic Danish bakery in Arizona when Steve Hashemi opened it nearly 13 ago.

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Bike artists gear up in downtown Tucson

Bike artists gear up in downtown Tucson

The art at BICAS, the downtown bicycle co-op, is definitely underground.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Museum expansion on track

Museum expansion on track

On Saturday two golden spikes will be driven into the new line of track that encircles the Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum on Tucson's west side.

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TMA Holiday Artisans Market adds beer garden

The Tucson Museum of Art's Holiday Artisans Market is adding a new type of craftsmanship this weekend.

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Pet rescue efforts pay off for all

Pet rescue efforts pay off for all

Roger, Gus and Bubblegum are three engaging poodle mixes so tiny at 5 weeks old that they all could be held in one hand.

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Friends give Bum Steer a haunting new purpose

Friends give Bum Steer a haunting new purpose

A group of friends is bringing the Bum Steer back to life this weekend as Tucson's newest haunt.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Pima Prickly Park set to open Saturday with native trees, cacti

Pima Prickly Park set to open Saturday with native trees, cacti

It's possible to see all of the mountain ranges that surround Tucson from the big ramada at Pima County's newest park.

September 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Chinese Culture Fest has kick

The Chinese Culture Festival opens Saturday with martial arts demonstrations by Junmin Zhao and Junjie Feng, two martial-arts masters from Shaolin, China, who performed at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony.

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UA to celebrate wonders of bugs

UA to celebrate wonders of bugs

As the monsoon nears an end, insects are at a peak. They are also the star attraction of one of Southern Arizona's newest and most unique expos - the Arizona Insect Festival, now in its second year at the University of Arizona.

September 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tequila cocktails put to the test

Tequila cocktails put to the test

Mixologist Aaron DeFeo had only been with the Casino del Sol Resort about a month when he brought home bragging rights from the inaugural Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge last year.

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Musical Bear slates harmonica virtuoso for Saturday show

The harmonica has taken Pierre Herbineaux around the world.

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Cake, more as Tucson celebrates 237 years

Cake, more as Tucson celebrates 237 years

Tucson turns 237 on Monday, and that means cake. While the actual flag raising at Presidio San Agustín del Tucson took place on Aug. 20, 1775, many of the festivities are taking place Saturday.

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Vineyards welcome helpers

A couple of Southern Arizona vineyards will be celebrating the harvest this weekend.

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Loft children's festival offers fun, films - free

Loft children's festival offers fun, films - free

The Loft Cinema's Tucson International Children's Film Festival is more than free movies and popcorn. Much more. "We have a lot of people say that this is the big thing they do with their kids in the summer," said Jeff Yanc, the Loft Cinema's program director.

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Ex-Tucsonan makes films to have an impact on society

Ex-Tucsonan makes films to have an impact on society

"The Invisible War," Kirby Dick's groundbreaking documentary on sexual assault in the U.S. military, is hard to watch yet riveting.

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Mountain events in Greer cool for summer

Mountain events in Greer cool for summer

The village of Greer is cool and green and getting ready to throw a party - despite losing more structures than any other community when the largest fire in Arizona history swept through the White Mountains last summer.

July 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Culinary fest has new venues

The Tucson Culinary Festival is marking its 10th year this fall with a move to new locations.

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Hometown getaways for summer staycations

Hometown getaways for summer staycations

The ultimate staycation would involve just staying home. Maybe playing tourist and visiting a few local attractions. There's also relaxing with a good book or catching some bargain matinees.

July 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson resorts, waterparks, pools are cool retreats from the heat

Tucson resorts, waterparks, pools are cool retreats from the heat

Welcome to Tucson's ever-evolving pool scene where there are more ways than ever to socialize and make a splash.

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3-day event promotes pet adoptions

Organizers hope to find good homes for hundreds of dogs and cats this weekend during a three-day adoption event to benefit Pima Animal Care Center.

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Meet Me Downtown 5K more than race

Close to 2,500 runners and walkers are expected take part in the sixth annual Meet Me Downtown 5K on Saturday.

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San Diego is like a beer amusement park

San Diego is like a beer amusement park

For many San Diego-bound Tucsonans, the Interstate 8 exit to Alpine means that you've put the intense heat behind you and the rest of the drive is largely a downhill coast to the beach.

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Take a cruise to gallery row

Take a cruise to gallery row

You don't have to leave town this weekend to enjoy an evening cruise.

May 31, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Holy Empire is rolling out of town

Holy Empire is rolling out of town

Fans of Holy Rolling Empire won't want to miss the chance to see the psychedelic-pop quintet Friday night. The band headlines a benefit show for a proposed low-power FM community radio station that hopes to begin broadcasting from downtown in January.

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Annular eclipse expected to wow observers Sunday

Annular eclipse expected to wow observers Sunday

There's a lot to see in the sky in the coming weeks - here are some ways to make the most of views that are literally out of this world.

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Students shine in short films showcase

Students shine in short films showcase

Desperate to convince his mother that she is mentally ill and needs help, a young man films her as she frantically empties the contents of their refrigerator onto the kitchen floor.

May 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Dachshund heads for big screen

Dachshund heads for big screen

A petite young redhead who goes by the nickname "Poppy" may just be the next Tucsonan destined for the big screen. She recently flew to Los Angeles to film a teaser for the film "Wiener Dog Nationals," which will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

May 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Number of ways to mark El Cinco

Number of ways to mark El Cinco

Contrary to popular opinion, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day. So what is it?

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Chess takes over Hotel Congress

Chess takes over Hotel Congress

In chess, the queen is the most powerful piece on the board. A player starts with one, but each of the eight pawns has the potential -if it gets across the board - to turn into a queen.

May 03, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Cultural carnival to benefit All Souls

Cultural carnival to benefit All Souls

Ruben Palma has big plans for Moctoberfest - an April Fools' spring carnival, beer festival and community arts fundraiser for the All Souls Procession - that debuts Saturday.

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4th Tattoo Expo shows off ink, fashion, classic cars

4th Tattoo Expo shows off ink, fashion, classic cars

Now in its fourth year, the three-day Tucson Tattoo Expo will feature more than 80 artists and a variety of contests, in addition to a fashion show, a free car show and kids activities that include face painting.

March 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Follow smoke to Fourth Ave. fair

Follow smoke to Fourth Ave. fair

It's possible to find just about any kind of food at the Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair, which is expected to draw 325,000 people this weekend. The area is lined with restaurants such as The B Line and Athens on 4th Avenue that are culinary destinations year-round.

March 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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'Meet Me' run invades Foothills

'Meet Me' run invades Foothills

Be Tucson makes its debut Sunday as Tucson's only 5K just for women (there is a men's mile), and launches a weekly free run in the Foothills. Meet Me at La Encantada is organized by the same people that started Meet Me at Maynards.

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Arizona Animal Fair is Sat. at Reid Park

The Arizona Animal Fair returns for its 11th year on Saturday at Reid Park.

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UA museum shows off Arizona's best minerals

"100 Years of Arizona's Best: The Minerals That Made the State," the exhibition that opens Feb. 4 at the University of Arizona Mineral Museum, will showcase hundreds of gems and minerals.

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Gem celebration worthy of 100 years

Organizers of the 58th Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show set out to dazzle.

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Arizona rocks

Arizona rocks

In recognition of Arizona's Centennial, the state's minerals take a star turn as what's being billed as "The World's Largest Treasure Hunt," which gets under way this weekend.

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Kino Sports Complex to host vast showcase

Kino Sports Complex to host vast showcase

It's always been possible to find all sorts of gems, minerals, beads and jewelry along with lapidary equipment - and just about anything else you could think of - at the Tucson Electric Park Gem & Mineral Show.

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Parade leads sculpture fest; celebrates form, movement

Now in its third year, the Tucson Sculpture Festival opens Friday with an exuberant celebration of form and movement.

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After-hours gems shine, too

After hours, downtown is where you want to be for several shows that celebrate the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.

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Celebrate Dillinger Days

Celebrate Dillinger Days

We have the bragging rights, being the town that brought down the tough-as-nails criminal John Dillinger, and we won't let anyone forget our role in capturing one of America's most notorious wanted men.

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Now, the Year of the Dragon

Now, the Year of the Dragon

The Chinese New Year officially starts Monday, marking the beginning of the Year of the Dragon and the 4,709th year of the Chinese calendar.

January 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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You don't have to be Jewish

You don't have to be Jewish

The Tucson International Jewish Film Festival opens tonight with an epic telling of the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in which French police rounded up more than 13,000 Jews for the Nazis.

January 12, 2012 12:00 am
Librarian pedaling for books

Librarian pedaling for books

No ordinary bike, this one has three wheels, adjustable shelves and will soon be getting books into the hands of people who may not have visited a library in years.

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Film fest focuses on Jewish experience

Film fest focuses on Jewish experience

Now in its 21st year, the Tucson International Jewish Film Festival offers a diverse lineup of 23 films over a 10-day run that starts next Thursday. The schedule features a range of films, from dramas and documentaries to comedies. 

January 05, 2012 12:00 am
Curl up, watch these flicks to see snow and stay warm

Curl up, watch these flicks to see snow and stay warm

Sometimes, the best way to enjoy snow is from the cozy comfort (and warmth) of your couch. We asked the experts at Casa Video for some of their favorite snow movies.

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Visit stars for New Year's Eve

Visit stars for New Year's Eve

Exploring the Orion Nebula from the top of Mount Lemmon has got to be one of the most unique ways to welcome in the new year.

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Luxurious sweet treat for holidays

Luxurious sweet treat for holidays

Chocolate pots de creme may be the ideal holiday dessert. Incredibly rich and luxuriously smooth, they seem like a splurge yet are deceptively easy to make. "It's grown up chocolate pudding," said Marianne Banes.

December 22, 2011 12:02 am Photos

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Free at Loft Wednesday: UA students' short docs

Free at Loft Wednesday: UA students' short docs

Victoria Tulk expected to tell the story of her missing cousin for her documentary filmmaking class at the University of Arizona.

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Udo Kier on film, life and being happy

The Loft Cinema set the bar high when it awarded its first "Lofty" Lifetime Achievement Award to German actor Udo Kier.

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