Friday, February 21, 2014 3:25 pm
More than $30,000 in funds to benefit the Tucson staple, Rialto Theater, were collected on Feb. 15 during the second-annual Rialto Theater gala.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 4:00 am
I read the statement in The Explorer on Christmas Day, falsely castigating Mike Zinkin. Our mayor is desperate to get rid of Mike because Mike is totally opposite of himself. The mayor demeaned the position of mayor with his vitriolic diatribe most unbecoming to the position of mayor.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:00 am
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 4:00 am
Many know the tale of Romeo and Juliet, a classic Shakespearean tragedy of forbidden love and sacrifice. For the ROMEO’s of Northwest Tucson, the only tragedy is when the restaurant does not serve beer at lunchtime.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 1:36 pm
A cash mob is a spin-off of a flash mob except a cash mob has a direct benefit to the community. Please join us for next Cash Mob:
Where: Fruit Shack Smoothies & Yogurt
When: Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 4pm - 6pm
After the Cash Mob head up to Oro Valley Marketplace and enjoy the free concert series.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 8:58 am
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4:00 am
Finding a bargain while eating out can sometimes be a challenge for diners. However, one restaurant that makes this obstacle easier to overcome is Tavolino Ristorante Italino. By allowing you to entertain your palate without inflicting damage to your budget, this eatery is a must try.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 4:00 am
The atmosphere and energy of a food establishment makes or breaks the experience for diners. One eatery that offers a distinctive and innovative approach to serving food is Planet of the Crepes. By showcasing unique and delectable crepes for their customers, this food truck has created a strong following in the Tucson community.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 4:00 am
Locating quality fast food in Tucson can sometimes be a challenge, one eatery that understands the importance of fresh ingredients and efficiency is Ikkyu Japanese restaurant.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 10:30 am
(CNN) -- Celebrity chef Paula Deen, facing allegations of racism that have caused parts of her empire to crumble, slammed what she called "horrible, horrible lies" about her in an emotional, nationally televised interview Wednesday.
Sunday, March 31, 2013 3:16 pm
Late desert evenings carry with them a certain mysticism; quiet, yet full of life, possessing warmness and camaraderie in the most unexpected places. The dark alleyways of Tucson’s Church Avenue and Washington street ooze with this mysticism. Bouts of distant laughter cut the stillness of the air, and a closer look through the rustic wooden gates of La Cocina reveals a cozy conglomerate of friends huddled together in an old adobe building, drinks in hand, as they watch local Tucson band Ex-Cowboy serenade those in attendance. There are smiles all around, and everyone is basking in the celebration of Tucson’s local solidarity. From an outsider’s perspective this is a special moment in time, but for La Cocina’s friendly staff, this is Thursday. This magic occurs every night at the local eatery, bar, and music venue. And with additional local and national musicians pouring in to grace La Cocina’s stage, there is no doubt that the enchantment will continue to flourish for some time.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:22 pm
Cash mobs are about to hit Oro Valley and (hopefully) change the way people view local businesses. That's the aim of this new phenomenon, which is spreading across the country.Similar to flash mobs, cash mobs organize customers to spend money at businesses to support their community.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 10:37 am
With more than 100,000 attendees, 450 authors and more than 300 exhibitors, the annual Tucson Festival of Books is easily one of the top five book festivals in the United States, attracting the interests of book lovers from across Southern Arizona and the nation.
Hosted on the University of Arizona campus and sponsored by the UA and the Arizona Daily Star, the festival is free and open to the public, providing a wide array of educational and book-related events, including author signings and presentations, writing workshops, vendor booths, food and refreshments from Tucson-area eateries, and more.
All proceeds from the Tucson Festival of Books are donated to support local literacy groups, including Literacy Connects, The Reading Seed and UA BookStores' own WALK (Wildcats Advocating for Literacy and Knowledge) Storybook Character Hour events.
Free public parking is typically available in the University's surface lots and in six garages: Cherry Avenue, Highland Avenue, Main Gate, Park Avenue, Sixth Street and Tyndall Avenue. (The Second Street garage is reserved.) Because the University will be on spring break, festival participants and spectators won't be competing with students for parking. Free public Wi-Fi is available on campus, and the festival offers a full food court along with snack vendors.
A comprehensive festival guide will be printed in the Arizona Daily Star shortly before the festival.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:00 am
Based on the concept of flash mobs – groups that meet at predetermined, public locations to perform choreographed dances – Oro Valley is soon to introduce its Cash Mob program, and though vastly different in purpose, dancing is not discouraged.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 4:00 am
Don’t worry if you drive by the intersection of River and Orange Grove road at lunchtime and you notice a fire truck parked inside the Marana Marketplace Shopping Center. Since Firehouse Subs, 3844 W. River Rd., opened its doors to the public on June 18, fire crews are seen there regularly.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:00 am
The Southern Arizona Arts and Culture Alliance teamed up with the La Encantada Mall and local eateries on June 2, from to present the Splash! summer charity event.
Friday, March 30, 2012 6:30 am
On Saturday, the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance hosted the first-ever Cocktails and Classics event at the Tucson Mall. With local eateries providing appetizers, drinks and desserts. Along with the food, those in attendance enjoyed the band Swing 7, and were entertained with the Macy’s fashion show. Money from the event goes toward funding the arts in public schools. See more on the event and more photos at explorernews.com.On Saturday, the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance hosted the first-ever Cocktails and Classics event at the Tucson Mall. With local eateries providing appetizers, drinks and desserts. Along with the food, those in attendance enjoyed the band Swing 7, and were entertained with the Macy’s fashion show. Money from the event goes toward funding the arts in public schools.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:50 pm
The Best of the Northwest received nearly 400 votes
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 4:00 am
Sunday tickets good for Thursday’s game at Kino
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 4:00 am
Recently, The Explorer’s intern Lori Mervin said she would be
moving on to bigger and better things, taking a job in Washington
D.C. We wished her well, but were sad to see her go.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 4:00 am
Hovering just outside of Oro Valley exists one of those
“inexhaustible Mexican delights” that seems to fill many of
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 4:00 am
Driving through Tucson, one notices an abundance of colorful
restaurant signs inhabiting the city’s crowded streets. Familiar
corporate logos can be found on every corner alongside local chains
and family owned establishments. Not only are there endless places
to dine at, a common theme seems to connect many eateries on these
cluttered roads; most menus are not centralized around a healthy
diet. Between your typical fast-food staples, and the inexhaustible
(although delightful) Mexican venues, it can be nearly impossible
to enjoy a delicious yet healthy meal while dining out.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 4:00 am
A sharp and biting script well acted by a talented cast help
make “Fat Pig” a must-see experience for people who like to be
challenged as well as entertained.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:05 am
In 1984, Culver’s opened its first restaurant in Sauk City,
Wisc. Though Kyle Kolsrud lived there at the time, he later moved
to Phoenix to work in the IT department at American Express.
Friday, October 28, 2011 2:20 pm
If you were in a vehicle that crashed, would you know the best
way to escape?