by Carolyn Classen on Dec. 12, 2013, under Arts, Life
2nd Saturday Downtown, Tucson’s urban street fest, will be hosting its monthly event on Saturday December 14, from 2 to 8 p.m.
Full schedule here: http://www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com/event-info/schedule/
Of course, you can always stay on longer at the restaurants/bars/theaters on E. Congress St. for more pre-holiday fun.
Over at the historic Train Depot, one of my favorite Christmas movies:
Kids Area w/Cinema La Placita & Southern AZ Transportation Museum
414 N. Toole Ave. @ 5th Ave.
4pm-8pm: Interactive Magic, Art & Train Activities
5:30pm: “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966)
Happy Holidays to all. Don’t forget to wear an ugly Christmas sweater — one year there was a contest downtown just for that at one of the 2nd Saturday Downtown stores, and I walked around looking for ugly sweaters (and found a few). This year someone gave me my very own, so I intend to start wearing it soon. (It’s not really ugly, just a bit garish).
by Carolyn Classen on Dec. 11, 2013, under Arts, Life
Opening Friday the 13th of December is “Bettie Page Reveals All” at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway. Co-sponsored by fashion store Razorz Edge on 4th Avenue.
On Saturday, December 14 at 7:00pm, enjoy a sizzling pre-show performance by Tucson’s own Black Cherry Burlesque, live on the Loft stage! Plus, enter our free raffle for sexy fashions & accessories courtesy of Razorz Edge!
Bettie Page Reveals All is an intimate look at the rise, fall, and rise again of one of the world’s most recognized and controversial sex symbols, told in her own words for the very first time.
In Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Mori’s alluring new documentary, the real Bettie Page emerges from the veil of myth and rumor via audio interviews taped a decade prior to her death in 2008. With earthy, razor sharp wit, Bettie tells her life story — from humble beginnings as one of six children in an impoverished southern family, to high school salutatorian, to scandalous 50s pin-up model, to shocking retirement in 1957 at the peak of her modeling career. Sharing rare details about her short-lived first marriage and many torrid affairs, this keen insider’s glimpse follows Bettie through decades of broken marriages, born-again Christianity, and bouts of mental illness, before her ultimate return to the public eye in the early 90’s, unaware of her cult status. Ranked by Forbes in 2012 as one of the top ten posthumous celebrity earners, Bettie and her enduring legacy continue to flourish.
With a stunning array of gorgeous photographs, unusual archival material, and playful movie footage, Bettie Page Reveals All shows how Bettie’s unabashed sexual expression and provocative poses set the stage for the sexual revolution and ushered in a modern era in fashion. For stars like Katy Perry and Beyonce, as well as new generations of adoring fans around the world, Bettie remains an irresistible style icon and an empowering role model. (Dir. by Mark Mori, 2013, USA, 101 mins., Not Rated, Music Box Films) Digital
by Carolyn Classen on Dec. 09, 2013, under Arts, Life
Open all 3 days, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More from www.fourthavenue.org:
Free to the public, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair brings together 400+ arts and crafts booths, 35+ food vendors, 2 stages, Community Stage North, Main Stage South, street musicians, food, jugglers, street performers, the ever so popular Free Tucson’s Children’s Museum’s kids hands-on-art Pavilion. There is face painting, balloons, demonstrations, sidewalk entertainment and tons of other fun activities.
This is Tucson’s Largest Arts Venue.
A Tucson Tradition