The Scoop

Opening Penca: a new Mexican restaurant with historic roots

Opening Penca: a new Mexican restaurant with historic roots

March 1, 2013 |

The paper-covered space downtown at 50 East Broadway has been in the process of emerging into a new restaurant for nearly a year, and soon it’s coming into the world with a name: Penca. “Penca is the rib of the agave,” explains the owner, Patricia Schwabe. “It represents the relationship with the land; a resilient […]

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Falora Opens

Falora Opens

March 1, 2013 |

Ari Shapiro is a busy man. Despite his successes with Sparkroot and Xoom, Shapiro dreamt of owning a “cozy, hole-in-a-beaut-wall authentic pizza joint.” When a space opened up in the Broadway Village, a historic Josias Joesler shopping center with tile floors and arched windows, Shapiro saw the perfect space. “I had to move my vision […]

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Arts & Culture Guy – January 2013

Arts & Culture Guy – January 2013

January 20, 2013 |

Etherton Gallery A new exhibit at the Etherton Gallery features top-notch artists with striking visual work that will leave you dazzled long after you have left the gallery. Joel-Peter Witkin’s beautiful yet horrific images are joined by new work from mixed media artists Holly Roberts and Alice Leora Briggs. The show will run through April […]

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Thunder Canyon Brewery Downtown NOW OPEN

Thunder Canyon Brewery Downtown NOW OPEN

January 9, 2013 |

Steve Tracy is a straightforward, practical kind of guy. The day I meet him he’s wearing no-nonsense work clothes and is fully involved in the hubbub of work at Thunder Canyon Brewery’s new Downtown location (220 E. Broadway at Fifth Avenue.) He apologizes for keeping me waiting, but I’m impressed, not perturbed—Steve started Thunder Canyon Brewery […]

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Toole Avenue Arts Bazaar this Weekend

Toole Avenue Arts Bazaar this Weekend

December 6, 2012 |

The Toole Avenue Arts Bazaar is an outdoor arts offering for the entire community, featuring more than 50 local and Warehouse District artists.  This is the first time in Solar Culture’s 25 year history that it is taking the art to the streets. Find that perfect art treasure at an affordable price. And meet your […]

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“You the Curator”

“You the Curator”

December 6, 2012 |

Post-Open Studio Tour Exhibit Saturday, Dec. 8th, Doors Open at 11 AM. Public Reception: 6-8 PM. Featuring Works by Four Artists Picked by You the Visitors to the 2012 Open Studio Tour… MARY THERESA DIETZ LIZ VAUGHN JEANNE FELLOW GEORGETTE ROSBERG At the Steinfeld Warehouse 101 W. Sixth Street, Tucson AZ 85701 Hosted by the Tucson Pima Arts […]

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FAMILY FESTIVAL IN THE PARK SAT, NOV 17

FAMILY FESTIVAL IN THE PARK SAT, NOV 17

November 14, 2012 |

FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL IN THE PARK SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH Tucson Parks and Recreation Department and Dan Felix Memorial Fund present the 7th Annual Family Festival in the Park. This free annual community-wide event is about having family fun and a terrific opportunity for Tucson Parks and Recreation to showcase programs and activities offered to the […]

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Seeing in Silver – Opening Reception Sat, Nov. 3

Seeing in Silver – Opening Reception Sat, Nov. 3

October 30, 2012 |

A celebration of the richness, beauty and fine craft of the silver photograph by three masters of the art: Harry Callahan, Ralph Gibson, and John Loengard. Exhibit: October 30, 2012 – January 5, 2013 Reception: Saturday, November 3, 2012, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Details at EthertonGallery.com  

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Congress Street Reopens! (partially)

Congress Street Reopens! (partially)

October 26, 2012 |

The Sun Link Tucson Streetcar project team reopened Congress Street from Toole Avenue to Scott Avenue this afternoon (Friday, Oct 26) to bicyclists and motorists. The reopening of Congress Street – to a single westbound lane – allows for better access to businesses along this stretch of Congress. A detour route is still in place on Toole Avenue for […]

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World Margarita Championship

World Margarita Championship

October 25, 2012 |

Friday, October 26th, marks the 7th anniversary of one of Tucson’s signature events – The World Margarita Championship.   With Tucson being  “the center of the universe” for Agave Spirits, this exciting annual event exemplifies the culinary soul and spirit of Tucson, much of which has been influenced by our southern neighbor, Mexico. The World Margarita […]

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