Category Archives: Carolyn Classen

J Pride “Love Wins Party”

“JPride will sponsor a Celebration of Love, Family, and Community at the Jewish History Museum on Sunday, June 25, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is the group’s second annual event commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage on June 26, 2015.

Weather permitting, the event will be held in the museum’s garden.

JPride, then known as the LGBT Inclusion Project, began in 2005 when the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona became one of the first federations in the country to actively reach out to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the Jewish community. JPride is a joint project of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

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El Dia de San Juan Celebration

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“Join us for the traditional El Dia De San Juan Fiesta!
Saturday June 24 at the wonderful Mercado San Agustin!
The Procession and Blessing of The Santo will open the event with many of our longtime partners sharing their performances with us, Details TBA.
Come participate and invite the rain to come and drench our beautiful Tucson Land!!”

Fundraiser for new Something Something Theater at Delectables restaurant

“Delectables is closing the end of June.
Join us to celebrate this iconic 4th Avenue restaurant.

While there, enter a drawing for two free tickets
to all five of our 2017-18 season plays!

Commit to support local theatre,
while wishing a bittersweet bon voyage
to Delectables Restaurant,
one of Tucson’s all-time primary eateries.

Click link for Info and/or reservations:

We need at least 25 commitments to make this an event.
Thank you.

Something Something Theatre is proud to partner with this fine restaurant on Wednesday, June 21 from 4-9 p.m. to celebrate its many years of offering great food and ambiance to Tucsonans and visitors alike!

Representatives from Something Something will be on hand with information about our upcoming season…
PLUS you can sign up for a drawing for two free tickets to all five of our 2017-18 plays: all critically-acclaimed, all new to Tucson! A package worth up to $220.”

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2017 Summer Solstice Ride

June 20, 6 to 8 p.m.

“It’s the longest day of the year, so let’s celebrate the midway point of summer! Join Living Streets Alliance and Technicians For Sustainability on a casual, friendly bike ride along mostly car-free paths to Dragoon Brewing Co. where we will enjoy cold brews, a food truck or two, some prize giveaways (including a solar battery charger from TFS!) and more. Come thirsty, and drink up! Dragoon will donate one dollar for every pint sold to LSA, this night only!

We will depart from TFS, 612 N 7th Ave., at 6 pm, and return to the same location at about 8:30pm if there is a group wanting to ride together back to the same spot.”

Carolyn’s note: I know this is the summer solstice, but since excessive heat and a high temperature of 112 is predicted for tomorrow, please wear a hat, sunscreen, and bring lots of water with you on this ride.

Help support independent Kore Press

“For 24 years, the dedicated staff at Kore, an independent publishing house & literary justice organization, has worked to ensure that women, people of color, queer & trans folks, & other marginalized voices have a forum. This Fall, Kore commits to groundbreaking writing by black women, a Holocaust survivor, & women’s memoirs to keep the arts expansive. With steady threats to vital funding sources, Kore is turning to lovers of literature & justice to sustain its vital work.”

They are hosting an Indiegogo campaign to raise $20,000 to keep their presses running.  So far over $1900 by 22 donors have pledged their monetary support to Kore Press.  Donate here:

More info at website: “Literary justice, empowering women”.

New magazine in town: The Time is Meow!

There is a new magazine in Tucson!

“Hello fellow desert dweller!

Whether you were born and raised in Tucson, or its weird, dusty awesomeness stole your heart during a visit, you know how uniquely special our city and surrounding region is. We do, too!

MEOW Magazine is a fiercely independent, multimedia* lifestyle magazine celebrating the uniqueness and diversity of the modern Southwest Borderlands–the history, culture, gastronomy, arts, and talented, tight-knit community that make it the weird and wonderful place we call home. We’re up and running online and will launch our first print publication this fall, 2017. We hope you’ll consider supporting an independent, educational, and seriously entertaining publication as unique as our region, by contributing to MEOW’sIndieGogo start-up campaign.

* digital, video, audio, print, events — all with their own editorial but interacting and supportive of each other.

MEOW is being founded by Katy Gierlach and Jared McKinley, who are no strangers to publishing. Having participated on many levels in local magazines, including the launch of one of the more successful periodicals in Tucson, we know what it takes to get a new publication going. However, we are aiming to do it a bit differently than it has been done in the past.”

Video on Meow launch:

 $1400 raised in a few days by 20 backers, with goal of $34,000. Help start this new independent digital magazine. Website for articles : Print edition coming soon too.