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Lock Your Love on the Avenue

 

Lock your Love — Feb. 10, 2 to 6 p.m. on 4th Avenue

“Every time you purchase an item from a Participating Merchant (on 4th Avenue) or buy a lock from one of the nonprofit groups set up by the Lock Your Love Sculptures, you’ll receive a sticker for our Valentine card. Get three stickers and you could be on your way to win a wonderful prize!

Take the completed card to Haggerty Plaza, 316 N. 4th Ave., between 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10th and you’ll receive a key for a chance to open a Golden Lock. If your key opens 1 of 7 Golden Locks, you win a prize! There will be 7 nonprofit organizations stationed along Fourth Avenue selling locks for $5.00 each to place on a sculpture and Lock Your Love on the Avenue.

Everyone can participate in some wonderful Karaoke at Haggerty too!!!

Only one Golden Lock prize is allowed per person.”

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Carolyn’s note: over the years I’ve been reporting on the HeART sculptures planted in metal containers up and down 4th Avenue shopping district. You can lock your love on these sculptures, but they are getting filled up with all kinds of metal locks. Most sculptures are heart shaped, but some in shape of the AIDS logo, for All Souls Day (a skull), or the Ben’s Bells design.

Happy Valentine’s Day on February 14, 2018.

Celebrate Chinese New Year of the Dog 2018

Several celebrations on Feb. 10, 17, 18  coming up for Chinese New Year of the Dog.  Update –  Feb. 10 performance schedule below.

More info: http://www.tucsonchinese.org/.

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“Groundhog Day” screening on Groundhog Day at the Loft

25th Anniversary!

Groundhog Day

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2 AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 AT 10:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $6 • LOFT MEMBERS: $5 at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

“Bill Murray, reunited with his Ghostbusters director Harold Ramis, is at his wisecracking best in this hilarious high concept romantic comedy about a self-absorbed TV weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life.

Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a blissfully clueless cameraman (the great Chris Elliott), weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. But on his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard, which he failed to predict, and finds himself stuck in small-town hell. Just when things couldn’t get worse, they get worse; Phil wakes the next morning in a bizarre time warp in which it’s Groundhog Day all over again…and again…and again. No matter what he does, he’s stuck in February 2, 1992; neither imprisonment nor attempted suicide nor kidnapping the groundhog can get him out of the loop. But the more Phil relives the same day, the more he’s forced to look at other people’s lives, and something very unusual happens: he starts to become a better person.   Who would have guessed? (Dir. by Harold Ramis, 1993, 101 mins., Rated PG)”

Carolyn’s note: Has it been 25 years since this hilarious, clever movie came out?  After seeing this film, we all knew what happens with both Phils in Punxsutawney, PA on Groundhog Day —Feb. 2nd of each year.  Catch this showing on Feb. 2nd, then AGAIN on Feb. 3rd, 2018.  Relive the humor, laugh twice.

Happy Groundhog Day tomorrow. Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow?

Billy Kovacs Outlines 5-Point Plan to Grow Arizona’s Economy

Democratic Congressional Candidate Billy Kovacs

Democratic Congressional Candidate Billy Kovacs

Democratic candidate Billy Kovacs outlined a detailed plan for how he would grow Arizona’s economy as Tucson’s Congressman.

“We can grow our economy without giving massive tax breaks for corporations,” he said at a recent meeting of the Democrats of Greater Tucson.

Among the five serious candidates, Kovacs is the only one emphasizing the economy in Congressional District 2. As Bill Clinton pointed out in 1992, winning elections is about “the economy, stupid!”

In a nutshell, his plan focuses on:

  • Education – creating an educated workforce.
  • Renewable resources – solar energy and energy storage.
  • Public transportation – expanding the Tucson streetcar in all directions and preserving Amtrak in Arizona.
  • Infrastructure – creating millions of jobs with a $1 trillion investment over 10 years.
  • Immigration – creating a path to citizenship for 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants.

“We need to attract companies and workers to Arizona, and I’m talking about smaller companies that want to live in Arizona because of our natural resources and trained personnel from the university — and not for tax breaks,” he said.

Education

According to Kovacs, the US Department of Education is gutting public education with budget cuts to after-school programs, teacher training, Pell Grants, literacy programs and even school lunches. He calls for:
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Activate Your Commute!

“Work in downtown Tucson and want to know more about getting to and from your job using bus, bike, carpool or other alternative modes?

Drop by the Activate Your Commute lunch-and-learn on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The event will include lots of door prizes, demonstrations, exhibitors, and presentations, including one from our Sun Rideshare program (www.SunRideshare.org) at 12:30 p.m. Details here:
http://bit.ly/2DfPJIF. ”   Schedule below.

 

Unscrewed Theater to celebrate 4th Anniversary

UNSCREWED THEATER’S 4th ANNIVERSARY!

January 25, 26, & 27, 2018

 “On January 30, 2014, Unscrewed Theater opened at 3244 E Speedway Blvd, becoming Tucson’s first theater devoted exclusively to the art of improvisation and improv comedy. NOW, to celebrate its 4th Anniversary Weekend, Unscrewed Theater is preparing to give Tucson a sample of EVERYTHING it has to offer!

 Advance Tickets at: https://www.unscrewedtheater.org/events/

 Thursday, January 25th – 7:30pm

From The Top – Unscrewed Theater’s Musical House Team

From The Top creates a full-length improvised musical from ONE audience suggestion! It’s an amazingly addictive combination that will keep you coming back for more!

 Friday, January 26th

7:30pm – Family-Friendly Improv Show with Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed

Since 2002, Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed has been entertaining children of ALL AGES in Tucson with its fast-paced improv games and scenes. Similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway? NBOJU incorporates audience suggestions and participation to create a different improv experience at every show!

 9:15pm- 4th Friday Free Form Fight Night

Four improv teams compete against each other in hilarious head-to-head battles with the winners facing off to be crowned the monthly improv victor! The audience decides who moves on to the next round, and chooses the champion.

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