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Wild Wild West Con

Friday thru Sunday

Now in its 7th year the WildWild West Con
is 3 days of Cosplay and Victorian era science fiction.  This year’s Convention theme is Robots vs Dinosaurs. Friday and Saturday night nightlife in the for of concerts, burlesque and drinking games.
Old Tucson | 201 S Kinney Rd | 11am

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Tuesday, May 3rd

As a live musician, world soul artist and one-man orchestra Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance party, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience. An evening with Poranguí might take you on a journey from deep, earthy didgeridoo grooves to high-vibe ecstatic Brazilian beats to blissful African kalimba lullabies. Serenades and storytelling to beat boxing and booty shaking: Together, these make an unforgettable experience. via artist site
Galactic Center | 35 E Toole | 8pm

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Wild Wild West Con (day 1)

Friday, March 4th

The Old Tucson studios will host a horde  of Steampunk travelers this weekend for Wild Wild West Con. Now in its 5th year, WWC will have 3 days worth of panels and workshops as well as concerts and performance art. Tonight’s acts are Steam Powered Giraffe and Dry River Yacht Club.
Old Tucson | 201 S Kinney Rd | Website

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Tucson Meet Yourself

Friday October 9th-11th

Day 1

11:00 AM
City Hall Stage — KYKLO (Mediterranean Music)
Church St. Stage — Southern Arizona Old Time Fiddlers
Global Rhythms — Dancehall Darlins’ (Old West Cancan)
Culture Kitchen — Cecilia Arosbena, Dish for Dosha; Ayurveda: Food for Health; Sonoran Quinoa Salad and Ghee

12:00 PM
City Hall Stage — Celtic Minstrels (Celtic and Bulgarian Music) 12 pm; Olive Road String Band (1960s American Folk Songs) 12:30 pm
Church St. Stage — Ocotillo Rain & Thunder Bluegrass Band
Global Rhythms — Bouncing Czechs Band (Czech/Slovak Polkas)
Culture Kitchen — Anna Perriera, Yellow Brick Coffee; Talking Coffee: a tasting

1:00 PM
City Hall Stage — Compañía de Danza Folklorica Arizona (Mexican Folk Dance) 1 pm; Tony Kuya (Indian Sitar) 1:30 pm
Church St. Stage — Diluvio AZ (Rock en Español)
Global Rhythms — Santa Rita Ballroom (Danzón, Swing, Latin)
Culture Kitchen — Darnelda Ryan, Diné; Blue Corn Meal Mush

2:00 PM
City Hall Stage — BREAK
Church St. Stage — BREAK
Global Rhythms — BREAK
Culture Kitchen — City High School; Round 1: City High Student Chefs; Family Recipe Showdown

3:00 PM
City Hall Stage — BREAK
Church St. Stage — BREAK
Global Rhythms — BREAK
Culture Kitchen — Las Milpitas de Cottonwood; A Community Garden Lessons and Practices

4:00 PM
City Hall Stage — Balkan Spirit (Eastern Europe and Mediterranean Music)
Church St. Stage — Linda Lou & the Desert Drifters (Old-Timey Western & Bluegrass)
Global Rhythms — Quarter Royale (Blues with Bosnian-Balkan influence)
Culture Kitchen — Faeza Hillilian, Iraq; Vegetarian Dolmas: Stuffed Grape Leaves

5:00 PM
City Hall Stage — Bill Ganz Western Band
Church St. Stage — Santa Pachita (Latin Fusion)
Global Rhythms — Mzekala Balkan Ensemble (women’s folk vocals) 5 pm; UA African Student Assoc (Folktale Drama) 5:30 pm

6:00 PM
City Hall Stage — Bill Ganz Western Band
Church St. Stage — The Lopez Band (Tohono O’odham Waila)
Global Rhythms — Capoeira Mandinga (Brazilian Martial Arts)

7:00 PM
City Hall Stage — Leikarring and Vasa with Aurora Borialis Band (Norwegian and Swedish)
Church St. Stage — Sol Axe (Brazilian Dance)
Global Rhythms — Dunia and Ludvik (Boleros and Cuban Filin)
Pima County Tent (Library Plaza) — Marc Severson: Storyteller 7:00M; Borderlands Theater: Shadow Puppet Play 7:30PM

8:00 PM
City Hall Stage — Suerte Musical (Tejano Music)
Church St. Stage — Danny Brito World Jazz Trio
Global Rhythms — Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo

9:00 PM
City Hall Stage — Rockers Uptown (Reggae)
Church St. Stage — Gertie and the T.O. Boyz (Tohono O’odham Waila)
Global Rhythms — Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo

Downtown Tucson | 11am-10pm
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Bernie Sanders

Friday October 9th

This guy-

A politician and the junior United States Senator from Vermont. He is a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Sanders is the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history. A self-described democratic socialist, he favors policies similar to those of social democratic parties in Europe, particularly those instituted by the Nordic countries.  He caucuses with the Democratic Party and has been the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee since January 2015.

Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from the University of Chicago. While a student, he was a member of the Young People’s Socialist League and an active Civil Rights protest organizer for the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In 1963, he participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

After settling in Vermont in 1968, Sanders ran unsuccessful third party campaigns for Governor and U.S. Senator in the early to mid-1970s.  As an independent, Sanders was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont’s most populous city, in 1981. He was reelected three times before being elected to represent Vermont’s at-large congressional district in theUnited States House of Representatives in 1990. He served as a congressman for 16 years before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006. In 2012, he was reelected by a large margin, capturing almost 71% of the popular vote.

Sanders is known as a leading progressive voice on issues such as income inequality, universal healthcare, parental leave, climate change, LGBT rights, and campaign finance reform. He rose to national prominence following his 2010 filibuster against the proposed extension of the Bush tax cuts. He is also outspoken on civil rights and civil liberties, and has been particularly critical of mass surveillance policies such as the USA PATRIOT Act,  as well asracial discrimination in the criminal justice system. He has long been critical of U.S. foreign policy, and was an early and outspoken opponent of the Iraq War. via Bernie’s wiki
Demeester Outdoor Center | 920 South Concert Place | 5pm


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