Category Archives: Tucson

Tucson Earth Day Festival celebration

Children’s Museum Tucson
200 S 6th Ave
SATURDAY
APRIL 21, 2018
10AM – 2PM
CELEBRATING
23 YEARS

Free public admission to Children’s Museum/ Bike Decorating & free bike valet parking/Exhibitions for living in a Sustainable Environment/Food trucks

http://www.tucsonearthday.org/index.html

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Comedy for Charity presents Laugh Till it Hurts!

“Comedy for Charity is proud to presentLaugh ‘til It Hurts, a two hour event of nonstop entertainment featuring seven comedians, two dance troupes, and even a juggler. The event will be on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at The Fox Theatre.

This special one night event will raise money for violence awareness and prevention.

“This show will be hilarious, and it’s all for a wonderful cause—to make our community a safer place. The mission is to raise a lot of money to help prevent violence and to spread awareness about the problem of violence. We want people to ‘give ‘til it hurts,” shared Suzie Sexton, executive director of Comedy for Charity.

We are also delighted that Mayor Johnathan Rothschild, Liane Hernandez and Alba Jamarillo are Honorary Chairs of the event.

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Jell-O Wrestling 2018 on 4th Avenue

Saturday, April 21, 2018

On 4th Avenue (522 N. 4th Ave.)

6:00 PM   Gates Open/Pre-Event Games & Festivities

6:30 PM   Wrestling & Live Auction Begins

8:30 PM   Event Ends

“The 31st Annual Reno Gannon Memorial Jell-O Wrestling Extravaganza and Benefit Auction will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, on 4th Avenue.

Teams of wrestlers raise funds to wrestle in a pit of Jell-O, often with extraordinary costumes and characters. Between wrestling matches our Drag Diva Hostesses run a live auction featuring a variety of unique items selected to please the crowd.”

Get your tickets here at $25 or $30 : https://jello-wrestling.saaf.org/tickets/

https://www.facebook.com/events/183725532382366/

Carolyn’s note:  I’ve been to this wild extravaganza in the past, with the Divas soliciting for team donations in buckets, in anticipation of the various (and costumed) wrestling matches. We all swallowed a bunch of Jello shots, while watching & cheering  these teams of one or two wrestlers (sometimes famous people) take on one another in the cold, bluish/greenish? jello pit.  It’s a unique fun activity for a Spring Day in the Old Pueblo.  Check it out on 4th Avenue on Saturday April 21. Proceeds go to SAAF – Southern Arizona Aids Foundation

Radio talk show host John C. Scott about Local Politics on KVOI 1030 AM “The Voice”

Long time radio political talk show host John C. Scott is back.  He’s now broadcasting on KVOI 1030 AM on the dial, on Saturdays from 4 to 6 p.m. This past Saturday, April 14 he interviewed our own Blog for Arizona blogger attorney/journalist Larry Bodine. Listen to that show here.

JOHN C. SCOTT SHOW 4/14/2018: COMEY MEMOIR, MUELLER INVESTIGATION AND THE US STRIKE ON SYRIA HR. 1

“My first hour guests included Michelle Urbina, program coordinator at the UWTSA , Jeff Rogers, Tucson Attorney / Contributor, Larry Bodine, Journalist – Blog for Arizona”
His previous shows are archived now online at his website:

http://johncscottshow.com/

John started re-broadcasting on April 7 at this new venue.  Prior to this he was online at Tucson Progressive Media for several months since Nov. 2017, and previously, on various other radio stations, which I have reported on in the past.

If you as a listener want to call in to the show, the phone# is 520-790-2440.

Good luck with your new show John and producer Matt Laos. John’s son Mark Ulm is also helping with the website.

Rally for Science on April 15

Hope your 2017 taxes for done, so you can show up on April 15 (tax day) at Reid Park to rally for science. Odd world in 2018 that people have to rally for something that is all around us in our daily lives, and a valuable disciple for most everything we do.

“KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BRIAN GREENE!!! (Brian Greene is Professor of Physics & Math at Columbia, & one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists).

Interactive science booths, spectacular speakers, exciting demos, food trucks, more room, better space, and…BETTER PARKING!! That’s right, March for Science Southern Arizona is having its 2nd annual Rally for Science at Reid Park’s DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center on Sunday, April 15, from 9am-12pm.

This event is FREE and open to the public!

WE WANT YOUR INTERACTIVE BOOTH EXHIBITS, SPEAKERS, and STAGE-WORTHY DEMOS! If you’d like to participate in this way, please email Monica Kothe (monicakothe@gmail.com).

We also need VOLUNTEERS! If you’d like to help out, email us at: helpmarchforsciencesaz@gmail.com.”

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Tucson film premiere of “The Cleaners” about immigrant workers

With panel discussion before the film!
The Cleaners
THURSDAY, APRIL 19 AT 5:30PM | FREE ADMISSION!

5:30 pm: Panel on immigrant workers’ rights
6:00 pm: Screening, followed by Q&A and reception

“The Cleaners is a documentary short that follows the story of three immigrant workers who clean for a large department store chain in Tucson, Arizona. After over a year being paid less than the minimum wage, the women decide to demand their right to fair pay. With the help of law students from the Workers’ Rights Clinic at the University of Arizona, these brave women take on mounting risks as they fight to enforce their legal rights. The film shows the powerful work being done by the Workers’ Rights Clinic, as well as the difficulty and stress immigrant low-wage workers face when fighting abuses in the workplace. This film was made by Lisa Molomot and a class of undergraduate students studying law and film-making at the University of Arizona. (Dir by Lisa Molomot, 2018, USA, 30 mins., Not Rated)”

https://loftcinema.org/film/the-cleaners/