The Tucson Earth Day Festival and Cyclovia Tucson unite this weekend for a Sunday packed with healthy, environmentally-friendly activities. The free, family-oriented events will help participants discover neighborhoods and enjoy a multitude of activities along Cyclovia’s car-free route. Cyclovia is a chance for people to enjoy the outdoors from outside of a vehicle.
Visit Downtown Tucson this weekend and enjoy live music, street performers, restaurants, and street vendors. The main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street opens at 6 p.m. with performances from Early Black, Carnivaleros, and Shrimp Chaperone.
You can use the Sun Link streetcar to easily move through the downtown area.
This weekend marks the 14th year of Fiesta Grande, a free, family-friendly event of food, arts and crafts, live music, a car show, dancing, a parade, and the history of Barrio Hollywood. The party takes place tomorrow (9 a.m.-7 p.m.) and Sunday (noon-7 p.m.) between Speedway Boulevard and St. Marys Road.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild this week recognized members of the Communications Division of the Tucson Police Department and issued a proclamation declaring April 10-16 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Telecommunicators are the police and fire professionals who take emergency calls and dispatch police officers, firefighters and paramedics.
Tucson is the 9th most dog-friendly city, according to a study from SmartAsset.com. The financial planning website ranked 100 major U.S. cities on six key metrics, with Tucson ranking in the top 10 due to its sunny weather, low housing prices, dog-friendly hiking trails, dog parks, and dog-friendly restaurants. San Francisco, California was ranked as the No. 1 dog-friendly city in the United States.
Singer Janet Jackson announced this week that she's again putting her "Unbreakable" tour on hold. Jackson cites family planning reasons for postponing the tour, saying she needs to rest on doctor's orders.
The 49-year-old singer first delayed her tour last December to have unspecified surgery, but then rescheduled missed dates. Her latest Tucson tour date was rescheduled for May 23 at the Tucson Convention Center, but a new date has not been announced.
The Charter Review Committee (CRC) is out with its final report on possible Charter changes for the Mayor and Tucson City Council to send to voters.
The City Council yesterday decided to schedule a public hearing next month on two of the proposals. While nothing is final yet, the Council wants to gather public input on the recommendations for ward-only elections and eliminating the staggered election cycle.