Whether assembling and stapling new prints of his comics, inking panels of his book, painting a variety of monsters on canvas or making custom clay models, local artist Adam Yeater has been no…
Buffelgrass is a non-native invasive
grass that threatens Sonoran Desert wildlands and urban areas. To
combat this invasive weed, and encourage public involvement, the
Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Center has organized the
9thannual Beat Back Buffelgrass Day. From Sahuarita to the
Catalina Foothills, there are designated sites throughout Pima
County to pull buffelgrass on this great day. To see all the
volunteer sites on Beat Back Buffelgrass Day and sign up to help
It’s always fun to get new stuff for a new school
year. But no matter how much you’ve bought over the summer, there’s
always something more to fill out your closet. Whether you’re a
returning Wildcat or still getting there, make sure you’re at
Tucson Mall on Saturday, Aug. 24,from 1 to 5 p.m., for lots of
free, fun stuff to set you up for the semester.
BMX riders, don’t miss the Race for Life benefit for the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Xtreme Fun
Spot BMX track at 6901 N. Casa Grande Highway, southwest of
Interstate 10 and Ina Road.
(StatePoint) There are unlimited excuses you can make to skip
cooking. But if lack of time or money is the reason you’re getting
take-out yet again, consider this -- plenty of fresh, inventive
meals can be prepared quickly and on a budget.
Most of the ads for “After Earth” have neglected to mention that
M. Night Shyamalan co-wrote and directed the film. Movie studios
finally seem to be realizing that having Shyamalan’s name plastered
above the title will no longer sell tickets.
Academy, Tony and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Kevin Kline
performs his new one-man Shakespeare show -- ‘He That Plays: An
Evening of Shakespeare’ -- followed by an audience Q&A. A
reception with food and music for priority ticket buyers and a
chance to meet Kline in person will begin at 6 p.m. next door at
the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. The performance benefits
Southwest Shakespeare Company’s education and guest artist
“Thursday Rocks!” at the Monsoon Nightclub continues on
Aug. 22 with the return of premier tribute group Journey
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Admission tickets are $10 and go on sale July 5 at 10 a.m. through
Ticketmaster and at the casino Rewards Center. Diamond Rewards Club
members can receive two free tickets when they present their cards
and valid photo I.D. at the Rewards Center. Must be 21 and older.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.
(StatePoint) Now that warmer weather and summer are upon us,
grilling season is here again and families are taking meals outside
to enjoy the sunshine. While a traditional barbeque is always
great, Americans are increasingly adding unique twists to their
summer grilling routines.
The latest addition to the Fast & Furious franchise is just like
the tie rods on a ‘72 Buick … no, not really. I don’t pretend to
know or care anything about cars unless they have a flux capacitor
attached and I couldn’t tell a ‘69 Dodge Charger from a Ford
Escort, so I come at the Fast & Furious 6 with an admitted
disadvantage. I still had fun watching this film though, but
probably not for the same reasons as most of its hardcore fans.
The Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley ski lift is now open as a Sky Ride,
Thursdays through Mondays, during the summer. A ride on the Sky
Ride to the summit and back takes about one hour. You can expect to
see wildlife and summer birds on your way up.
While The Hangover Part III may seem like a retread of very
familiar ground, this “final” film in the Hangover trilogy
completely abandons the trademark formula that typically sets Phil,
Stu and Alan up to figure out what the heck happened the night
before. Instead they are still recovering from the debauchery that
occurred in the first film from 2009. Nevertheless, this is still a
very funny movie.
On paper, J.J. Abrams’ 2009
“Star Trek” is one of those movies that should have crashed and
burned. A reboot of a beloved franchise with younger, lesser-known
actors stepping into the shoes of an iconic cast of characters. The
fact that Abrams went on record stating that he was never a huge
“Star Trek” fan didn’t bode well either. Against all odds, though,
Abrams not only produced a great “Star Trek” picture, but quite
possibly the best “Star Trek” ever made. That’s right, even better
than “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”