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Museums free on Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

“The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. 

Where will your curiosity lead you on Museum Day Live!? 
Let us know @MuseumDay  #BoundlessCuriosity  #MuseumDayLive

It’s that time again for the FREE Snithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live event on Sept. 23, 2017, all over the nation. Go to www.smithsonianmag.com to find your local museum, or others nearby.  This is the list of free museums in Tucson, Arizona.

Arizona History Museum

Arizona State Museum

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

Downtown History Museum

Fort Lowell Museum

Jewish History Museum & Holocaust History Center

Museum of Contemporary Art

Tucson Botanical Gardens

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum-day-live-2017/?state=AZ&zip_code=85719&name=

Sign up for tickets online: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/tickets/

BICAS moved to new location on N. 7th Avenue

Bicycle Inter-Community Art & Salvage (BICAS) store has moved to 2001 N. 7th Avenue, south of  Grant Rd, east of Stone Ave.  They had a big blast shop warming party last night, which we attended, with raffle prizes, tours, beer from Dragoon Brewery, refreshments from Whole Foods market, together with lots of well wishers and bike patrons.  Reasons for the recent September move from the Citizens Warehouse at 44 W. 6th St.  are explained below:

“Our move was prompted by the Downtown Links roadway that will leave us without a parking lot and make access more difficult.

Our new location, which we purchased rather than leased, is a block east of Stone Avenue and four blocks south of Grant Road.”

More info: http://bicas.org/.

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Free concert at Fox Theater for Mexican Independence Day

THE MEXICAN CONSULATE & THE INSTITUTO CULTURAL MEXICANO DE TUCSON’S 4TH ANNUAL MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE CONCERT

September 15, 2017 8:00 PM
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at The Fox!

A Free Event Open to the Public!  

“Everyone is invited to enjoy a celebration of the culture, history and independent spirit of Mexico at the Fox Tucson Theater (17 W. Congress St.)

The evening will feature performances by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Linus Lerner with  special guests: Winners of the San Luis Potosi Opera Festival and from the First Linus Lerner International Voice Competition.

The program includes:

Esperón Gonzales: Mexico 1910 Suite
Isaac: Obertura Mexicana
Sánchez-Navarro: México (El País de las Montañas)

FREE TO THE PUBLIC ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS at the Fox Tucson Theatre or at The Mexican Consulate located at 3915 E. Broadway. For more information call (520) 547-3040.”

http://foxtucson.com/presents/celebration-of-mexican-independence-day/

Shakespeare in the Park: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

EL RIO THEATRE PROJECT PRESENTS:
“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM”
by William Shakespeare”The El Rio Theatre Project will present its 11th annual Shakespeare in the Park with William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. Performances are scheduled for Sept 15-17, 21-24 & 28- Oct.1. Curtain time is 7 p.m. for all performances; the event is free to the public, with a suggested donation of $5. Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and the whole family, and enjoy an evening of Theatre in the park.Widely recognized as a comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works. The play has inspired numerous adaptations, including Felix Mendelssohn’s acclaimed musical score for a nineteenth-century production. Written about 1595, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is considered Shakespeare’s first mature comedy. The story of this delightful play enjoys brilliant characterization, richness of language, and compositional complexity that has provided critics and commentators with material for much theorizing and remains a timeless and limitless source of aesthetic pleasure.

For additional information call 837-4353 or visit our Facebook page at:
Tucson’s Shakespeare in the Park.”

“Between Earth & Sky: Climate Change on the Last Frontier” at the Loft

Between Earth and Sky: Climate Change on the Last Frontier

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT 7:30PM | REGULAR ADMISSION PRICES at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

“Featuring a post-film panel discussion with local experts, including Dr. Joseph Blankinship, UA Assistant Professor and soil biogeochemist; Moira Hough, PhD candidate  in the UA  Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Dr. Craig Rasmussen, UA Professor of Environmental Pedology. 

Special thanks to our community partners The University of Arizona Institute of the Environment, the University of Arizona Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, and the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium.

Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.    

Alaska has been the source of myth and legend in the imagination of Americans for centuries, and what was once the last frontier of American expansion, has become the first frontier in climate change.

Between Earth and Sky examines climate change through the lens of impacts to native Alaskans, receding glaciers, and arctic soil. The island of Shishmaref has been home to the Inupiaq people for thousands of years. As sea ice retreats and coastal storms increase, the people of Shishmaref are faced with a disappearing island and a $200 million price tag to move their people with an untold cost on their culture and history. Permafrost (permanently frozen ground) in the Arctic and Subarctic sequesters 40% of the Earth’s soil carbon. Alaska has experienced the largest regional warming of any state in the U.S., increasing 3.4 degrees F since 1949. This warming has created a feedback loop of carbon to the atmosphere and the thawing of permafrost. Mixing interviews with some of the world’s leading scientists in climate change and arctic soils, with the day to day struggle of native Alaskans living on the front lines of global warming, Between Earth and Sky shows the calamity of climate change that has started in Alaska but will soon engulf the globe. (Dir. by Paul Hunton & Jonathan Seaborn, 2016, USA, 80 mins., Not Rated)

Science on Screen pairs current, classic, cult and documentary film with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology or medicine, allowing audiences to experience the excitement of discovery while enjoying some enlightenment along with their popcorn!

Dr. Joseph Blankinship, University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Dr. Blankinship is a soil biogeochemist and a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science. He is the Fellow for the USGS Powell Center Working Group on Soil Carbon Stabilization, an Action Group Leader for the International Soil Carbon Network, and building a research program focused on developing strategies for enhancing soil carbon storage and soil health in degraded arid ecosystems.

Moira Hough, University of Arizona Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Moira Hough is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology studying arctic ecosystems. Her research focuses on understanding how changes in plant and microbial activity impact carbon storage and greenhouse gas release after permafrost thaw. She spent the last three summers working at a field station in northern Sweden and has previously studied sites in northern Siberia and southeastern Alaska.

Dr. Craig Rasmussen, University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  Dr. Rasmussen is a Professor of Soil Science in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science with over 20 years of experience working in ecosystems ranging from Southwestern deserts to alpine and subalpine forest and grasslands. He has performed extensive research on soil formation, soil organic carbon cycling and sequestration, mineral weathering, and predictive soil mapping.”

https://loftcinema.org/film/between-earth-and-sky-climate-change-on-the-last-frontier/

 

 

 

City Council Dem candidates at Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club meeting

Saturday Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Rd.  Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club drop in meeting.

Hear from the 3 Democrats running for City Council in Tucson:  Retired attorney Paul Durham, winner of the Democratic primary in Ward 3; Ward 5  2-term Councilman Richard Fimbres (running unopposed in the Primary and General); and Ward 6 2-term Councilman Steve Kozachik.

Paul Durham

 

Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres

Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik

 

 

Durham has an opponent in the General Election – Independent (former Republican) Gary Watson, Captain of a NW fire station.  Kozachik is facing off with Republican architect Mariano Rodriguez, and Green candidate Mike Cease, Chair of the Green Party of Pima County.

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