Steve K's Newsletter 03/25/19

Topics in this issue...

Be Kind 

A man named Ron, (he used to run the UA College of Public Health), a man named Matt, (he teaches Italian), and a lady named Sandy (more on her organization – Lend a Hand – below) each stopped in to admire Mom’s art in our community room. Each had very gracious comments. Each has lost loved ones and shared their heartfelt sense of loss. The Club keeps growing.

Thanks to Joyceen from the San Carlos neighborhood. She is traveling in Maryland and sent me an article from the Baltimore Sun. The article is a Life & Travel report on Tucson and how bike friendly we are, especially when it is cold and slushy back there. The folks at Visit Tucson could not have placed a better promo.

Back to Sandy and the Lend a Hand group. It is actually Lend a Hand Senior Assistance. They are a group of Tucson midtown neighborhoods who actively work to help keep our elderly in their own homes. Last Friday, I gave Board Chair Jane, Sandy, and two of their Board members a tour through the Benedictine. Why? Because on Friday and Saturday, April 26th and 27th, Lend a Hand will be holding a 13-neighborhood yard sale inside the chapel. Thanks to Ross for agreeing to host the event. All of the proceeds will go to support keeping our seniors at home, and not in care facilities. I will be writing more about the event, but there are ways you can get involved. One is to donate goods to the yard sale. Another is to get your own neighborhood involved with the 13 that have joined together in this important work. A third is to come to the yard sale, find some gems (I am donating some of my mom’s things – she really wanted to stay in her home); and in doing so, you are supporting their work.

If you would like to donate, or to get your neighborhood involved in the yard sale, get in touch with me and I will connect you. If you would like to come and browse at the goods, the sale will run from 7am until 2pm on both days. Check them out at www.lahseniorhelp.org. I am constantly amazed at how many compassionate people we have living here in Tucson.

Half-Staff

Remember this section? For a couple of years I ran a weekly half-staff section in order to keep the conversation about gun violence front and center. We drop flags to half-staff when somebody ‘important’ dies. Yet, every day hundreds of people are murdered with guns in the U.S., and most do not receive the recognition of lowering flags. It was my purpose to honor them and to make sure gun violence remains in the public eye as an issue we need to address from a policy standpoint.

Damn little has been done in either D.C. or Phoenix. In fact, the Arizona state legislature continues to take backwards steps, suing us over our gun destruction policy, passing pre-emption legislation so we cannot adopt rational local gun control laws, and now considering a bill that will allow loaded weapons in parking areas of our public schools. I bring the half-staff back for this week in respect of the 50 people murdered by a person in New Zealand. I bring it back to honor the quick work their Prime Minister took to address their problem. Their problem is our problem. We should emulate her decisiveness.

This is a Getty Images photo of some of the devastation that took place last week in Christchurch, NZ. The shooter used what has become the weapon of choice in most of these mass shootings, a military styled semi-automatic AR15. He was also armed with magazines that were capable of holding multiple rounds of ammunition. He discharged all of it while killing 50 people in two different mosques.

The NZ Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern immediately proposed a ban on possession of “all assault rifles” and “high capacity magazines”. In addition, she proposed a ban on all parts (such as bump stocks – think Las Vegas) that are sold in order to convert firearms into these deadly killing machines. In order to get them out of circulation, she is suggesting a national buy back so people can act on their own to make the place safer.

Jacinda’s proposal gained even the support of New Zealand’s largest opposition party. In her remarks to their Parliament, she said, “In short, every semiautomatic weapon used in the terror attack on Friday will be banned in this country.” Good for her.

Ok, it is not going to be Nirvana for them. In New Zealand, they don’t register all weapons. They estimate about 250,000 people in the country own a weapon. There are about 1.5 million guns in circulation. They do not know how many are touched by this ban, so they admittedly know they are relying on people’s honesty in turning them in; but the sale of new ones is banned, so the supply chain is interrupted. Can you even imagine such a thing happening in this country? In Arizona?

In 2012, we saw 27 people killed at the Sandy Hook elementary school. In the Orlando nightclub, there were 49 killed. In Las Vegas, the number was 58. Most recently, we saw 17 people murdered at the Parkland, Florida school shooting. Not a single law was changed at either the federal or Arizona state level that addressed the sale of the guns used, or the high capacity magazines used. We offered thoughts and prayers.

In contrast to us, the New Zealand laws are expected to be in place by April 11th. That is the end of their current legislative session. In stark contrast, by the end of the Arizona state legislative session you will be able to bring your loaded gun onto a school parking lot in Tucson. That is in the face of a recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine that showed the number of children in this country killed by gunfire in 2017 was more than the number of on-duty police officers and active duty military members who were killed by gunfire.

I have advocated for, and we have adopted in Tucson, the requirement that all gun sales taking place at the TCC go through a background check. We have also banned the sale of high capacity magazines at the TCC. The county still allows all of that, and so the gun shows have simply moved out to the county fairgrounds. We will continue to lead by example and just hope for others to come alongside us in the work of ridding our community of weapons that have no legitimate civilian use.

Art by Women

I am going to lighten things back up for a moment. There is a call to artists now out for the ‘art by women’ exhibit that is coming at the end of April. The show will be held at the Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery and Workshop. They are located at 218 E. 6th Street in our Historic Arts District.

They have some space limitations, and so there are some rules on how much you can submit. You are limited to no more than two entries, and they cannot be larger than 30” x 30”. They need you to bring your art ready to be installed, not expecting them to put on the wires and other hardware.

This ‘art by women’ show is now in its 15th year. You will see local, national and international artists’ work on display. If you are submitting your pieces electronically, the deadline is the end of the day on Saturday, April 20th. If you are bringing your entries in person, go to the gallery on Monday, April 22nd or Tuesday, April 23rd between 4pm and 7pm. If you need more information, contact Monica Durazo at mdurazo27@gmail.com, or call them at 881.5335.

Coming on the heels of my having my mom’s art in our community room (it comes down on Saturday, March 30th) this show is near and dear.

Recycling

Ok, back to something not so aesthetically nice. We are losing a ton of money on our city recycling program. To be clear, that is not an issue of bad management in our Environmental Services department. There are many factors, but that is not one of them. I have written about the recycling challenges we have, the Star ran a multi-week series on what and how to recycle, we have a variety of educational outlets on the same, and we are now losing over $3M on our recycling program. In fact, for some of the plastics that are tossed into the bins, we have to pay to have them moved from our recycling center.

This ketchup bottle is perfectly ok to recycle.

However, not in the condition it is shown. It has to be cleaned out or it will be tossed from the conveyor belt at the recycle center. We have about a 28% contamination rate out at the center. China has set a limit of .5% contaminants. We are not even close to being a clean enough customer to send much of what residents place in the recycle bins.

I told Tony Davis from the Star when he called to talk about this that we simply create too much trash. Even if we tried to recycle all of it, the market for many of the goods simply does not exist. We in the developed countries are creating massive amounts of trash and are expecting people in developing countries to take it in and make something good out of it. Not only is that environmentally unsound, it is socially unethical.

The hard data from our recycling program makes it clear that we will have to make some sort of adjustments. What those are is yet to be decided. This fiscal year, the combined loss of revenue from the crashing recycle market, plus added processing costs (some of which is due to contamination), equals a $3.3M loss in the program. If we were going to address that simply by increasing costs to residential customers, and not changing anything else in the program, it would mean you would see a monthly increase of $1.94. That will not be where we land on this, but we also are not in a position to just pretend the shortfall does not exist and do nothing about it.

Some options include reducing recycle pick up to two times per month and changing the kinds of commodities we take in to be recycled. For example, if we eliminated paper from our program, it would save us around $800,000 annually. If we eliminated glass, we would save about $500,000 annually. Those numbers are based on the current market conditions. In a NY Times article last week they made it clear that China is simply no longer accepting used paper. Tucson is not alone. That change is forcing communities across the nation to either end their programs, change them, burn, or landfill more waste. Here is the lead graphic from that article:

In Philadelphia, they are now burning about one-half of all the recycled material they collect, converting that waste into energy. In Memphis, every can, bottle, and newspaper that has collected in their airport recycle bins is sent to a landfill. Deltona, Florida has simply suspended their entire program. Everyone is facing the same market realities.

As I said above, we are creating too much trash. As the economy improved, and as our consumption increased, landfill charges increased because we are creating more garbage. Supply/demand. In addition, with the changes in the international market, some of the former recyclables cannot be sold or repurposed.

With China largely leaving the market, Malaysia has become the world’s largest importer of plastic scrap. We are of course one of their most important customers. Much of what they receive is simply piling up at their ports. There is a concern over the health impacts of that. When I was in Africa, I saw residents burning their trash on the roadside. This is now a rather common site around Southeast Asia:

In the first half of 2018, plastic trash in Vietnam nearly doubled in volume, and it increased by 1,370% in Thailand over the previous year.

To fill our own financial gap this year, Environmental Services management has deferred the purchase of fleet vehicles, including heavy equipment that is needed out at the landfill. In addition, as a short-term measure, they are not placing money into our landfill closure reserve account, and we have deferred $1M in capital improvement work. We, of course, cannot do that every year.

The study session discussion on this is coming in April. It costs about seven times more to recycle a product than it does to just toss it in the landfill. This will be a serious conversation when we get the presentation from Environmental Services staff next month.

Water Conservation

While conserving some commodities is challenging our ability to absorb what we save, conserving water does not come with that downside. It is our most important resource. We are in a structural deficit condition when it comes to what we take from the Colorado River. Agriculture accounts for about three-quarters of all water use across the country. It is the major user in Arizona as well, and moving water from its source to agricultural fields and our homes carries a huge energy expense. Clearly conserving the resource is in everyone’s long term best interest.

There is a national Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Individuals and communities pledge to reduce water consumption. You can join by going to www.mywaterpledge.com. If Tucson has the highest percentage of participating residents, we will all be entered to win a variety of prizes (things like gift cards, smart irrigation controllers, and a bunch more). The contest runs through the month of April, so if you want to be a part of keeping Tucson on the national front pages for being a leader in water conservation, go to the website and take the pledge. It takes about a minute. There is absolutely no downside to signing up.

Broadway Overlay

There is good news for those of us who still hold out some hope for beneficial neighborhood scale commercial development along the Sunshine Mile. On Tuesday, the rest of the M&C agreed to start the overlay process. In brief, that rezoning effort will take a stab at rezoning in a way that will creatively preserve and upgrade much of what is there. The RTA alternative is to replace the buildings with asphalt. The overlay is this week’s local Tucson item.

This is an image I snipped from the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) report issued last year. It was their introductory statement, letting us know the direction they would take the discussion if Rio Nuevo brought them on. Many of us agreed with that direction, Rio hired them as consultants, and now we are starting the final public outreach to discuss three individual areas along the corridor.

This will be a place making effort. The goal is to reimagine the Sunshine Mile as a local and regional retail and civic destination. One that embraces the four elements you see in the PPS graphic for creating a great place. What we are not talking about is simply knocking down buildings in order to make space for more auto traffic – auto traffic, I would add that the RTA projected, but that is not close to what they sold to the voters back in 2006. Why this new vision? Because those of us who opposed the widening as proposed on the ballot, believe this statement to be true:

Here is what we have now:

Here is an image from the PPS proposal showing where their design heads are:

The three nodes we will be looking at most closely are the bungalows located between Cherry and Warren, the Solot Plaza between Treat and Tucson Blvd., and the mid-century modern plaza (donut hole building) to the west of that. Each of them has a unique and different set of challenges, and each has a unique set of adjacencies we will need to consider. The value of using the overlay process is that it recognizes there is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

Public outreach will be starting soon. They will begin moving utility lines this summer. There is not time to massage this the way the original citizen committee meetings dragged on. I will be sure to keep you up to speed on when and where the design conversations will take place. I am grateful to the Rio Nuevo board for sharing in the vision that we can do better on the Sunshine Mile than the direction this was originally headed. I will be looking forward to hearing some creativity from the PPS folks as the design discussions renew.

Highland Vista Porch Fest

Coming this Sunday is the Highland Vista neighborhood porch fest. Those of us who will be sharing some music are looking forward to the event – and to some great weather and community engagement. There will be four ‘stages’ (porches/driveways) and eight different musical presentations. I phrase it that way because it will be a wide variety of music styles. Below are listed the musicians, locations at which they will be playing, and the times.

They will also have a kids’ stage, and Ryanhood will perform in the park.

I enjoy these opportunities to just chill and share. Included in my music set will be some songs that speak to the journey many of us walk after we lose somebody close to us. It would be great to have you come and sing along, and reflect on your own path. I know so many of us have been on the emotional elevator of losing a loved one. Music can be a part of the healing process.

E-Scooters Approved – Temporarily

I’m disappointed in the insistence by M&C to give the six-month pilot program of electric scooters a try, starting as soon as mid-May. I had hoped we would learn from the experiences in other cities, but we will see if things are different in Tucson than they were in say, San Diego. In the week we took our vote, they had experienced their first e-scooter fatality.

A 53-year-old tourist from Georgia failed to navigate a turn, hit the pole you see in the picture, and later died from his injuries at a local hospital.

The pilot program will run beginning late spring-early summer. The UA students will be gone, so the pilot will not be reflective of what we will experience during school. Moreover, it will be 110 degrees, so people will be less inclined to scoot. I will be interested in M&C’s reaction to what happens with the scooters during our monsoon winds.

Does anybody seriously think these little scooters will not be blown all over downtown, into the streets, and across wherever they are parked when the storms hit?

I hope that nobody elects to try scooting through one of the downtown underpasses – assuming the scooter has not already blown away.

This indeed would be an example of their ‘last mile’ that some on the M&C envision as being advantages of having 1,500 of these things scattered around the UA and downtown.

This comment made near the end of our discussion that Main Gate and Downtown merchant associations supported the program. In fact, they supported it if they could be included in compensation for the inevitable enforcement costs that will come with the program. They were not, so the comment was misleading.

A Request for Proposals is now under development. Two vendors will be selected. Each will deploy up to 750 e-scooters in various parts of the downtown and surrounding areas. We can pull the plug at any time during the six-months when/if things go as I expect. That is, as they have gone in other cities where this has been tried.

Free Legal Help

One thing I learned in walking through the legal process after my mom died is that when you call a lawyer, you pay for their assistant licking a stamp on an envelope and even a ten-minute phone conversation asking for guidance from the lawyer. Seeing a bill come in the mail broken down into “.1 hour” increments was an unwelcome revelation. You will not get that treatment this week at the Arizona Superior Court.

On Tuesday, there will be two different legal assistance sessions. It is the 2019 Court Night event held at the Flowing Wells Community Center. That is located at 1660 W. Ruthrauff. Attorneys will be on hand to answer some basic legal questions on issues ranging from probate, to family law, passport applications, marriage licenses, child support, and how you can get access to legal records. Moreover, you will not get a bill in the mail.

The sessions will run from 4pm until 5:30pm, and then again from 5:45pm until 7:15pm. The event is held in partnership between the Superior Court and the Pima County Bar Association. I might poke my head in to see if my attorney is there giving out free advice – and grab some from him.

There will be bi-lingual services offered throughout both sessions. You can get full information on the event by calling 724.4200, or emailing communityrelations@sc.pima.gov.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

There is an opportunity coming for you to sign on to help the great work MADD is doing throughout our community. All successful non-profits rely on the help of service-minded volunteers. MADD is no different. They are hosting their annual ‘volunteer recruitment’ and orientation this coming Saturday at their offices.

The MADD volunteers do a wide variety of things. That includes court monitoring, helping to plan their MADD Walk event, working with the underage drinking educational effort, and lots more. This flyer shows descriptions of some of what you can sign up to work on.

The orientation will run from 10am until 11:30am. Their offices are located at 2020 N. Forbes, Suite 102. If you’d like more information, go to this link:

https://www.madd.org/arizona/event/volunteer-orientation/

Film vs. Mining/Agriculture

Last week I wrote about the Rosemont/Hudbay mine approval. It is still headed to court, but the signs point to it being approved. One of the selling points made by advocates in favor of the mine is the jobs it will create. Temporary jobs, but jobs nonetheless. I also wrote about how the agriculture industry is being taken care of to the tune of up to $30M, allowing them to drill wells in Pinal County in exchange for their support of the CAP drought contingency plan.

If you read this newsletter much at all, you will know that I am a big supporter of bringing the film industry back to Tucson and Southern Arizona. With that admitted bias, I was pleased to see Bloomberg report last week that Hollywood employs more workers than mining and farming combined. Here is their headline.

The analysis was conducted by the Motion Picture Association of America. Full disclosure, my brother is a member. He was nominated for an Oscar for being Director of Photography in Nightmare before Christmas. He has a long resume of other stop-motion films, special effects (Matrix, among many others) and actually designing and building the contraptions, they use to shoot the films. He is writing a book that I cannot wait to share with many of you other film-advocates.

The analysis revealed that the production and distribution of TV shows and movies directly employs more people in 34 states than both mining and agriculture. So this isn’t just Hollywood. Jobs in TV and film generate over $76B (yes, Billion) in wages, with salaries that are 47% higher than the national average. That is not just California and New York, it is Georgia, Louisiana, Illinois, New Mexico, and on and on. It is largely states where they understand the value of the clean industry, that is film, and they have some incentives in place to attract the productions.

They are not digging a mile wide, half-mile deep hole in the middle of the Santa Rita Mountains, nor are they draining the water table just north of Tucson.

One person called me last week to complain about what I had written about Rosemont. He is employed by Rosemont, so I did not take his criticism too much to heart. Meanwhile, we have a film office up in Phoenix, one that is working closely with Shelli Hall at Visit Tucson to help attract films to the area. It would be a shame if one day they ask to use the mine site as the backdrop for a film about a meteor that left a huge crater in the mountains. Better to stick with Old Tucson and the great vistas the already offer.

Horse Racing

In the past month, I have written about the horse racing industry from a few different angles. One is the Off Track Betting license that Turf Paradise is applying for. That discussion is coming at our next M&C meeting, in the evening. Refer back to earlier newsletters to see how Turf Paradise is simply trying to create a monopoly on OTB in the state, and doing so ahead of the likely adoption of sports gambling in Arizona generally.

I have also written about the competition between the large, for-profit Turf Paradise and our local non-profit (12-race day per year) Rillito Downs. If Turf gets their way and we issue the OTB license, it could be the end of racing at Rillito. Refer back to earlier newsletters to see why that is true.

I have also written about Santa Anita racetrack over in California, specifically, the fact that since the end of last year 21 horses died on that track. Well, make that 22. A 3-year-old filly named Princess Lili B broke both of her front legs as she ended a workout on the track two weeks ago. She took a step as she was doing what’s called ‘changing leads’ and broke first her left ankle, and then her right one. Changing leads is what a horse does as it changes from which side she advances (leads) forward when galloping. The injury was captured on track video. I will not share that in this newsletter.

The ownership of the track is The Stronach Group. They also own other major horse racing facilities, including Gulfstream Park in Florida, and Pimlico in Baltimore. Pimlico is home to the Preakness, one of the Triple Crown series.

Within hours of the 22nd fatality, TSG issued a statement committing to a ban on the use of whips and all medications given to horses on race days. They are the first racetrack in the nation to take such a bold step. Masking injuries and over-training animals is the cause of many of the fatalities that take place on tracks, same as with greyhound racing. What The Stronach Group did was to concede some industry culpability in causing the deaths and injuries, and they took a step to end it. Belinda Stronach is the President of TSG. She is quoted as having said, “If we expect our sport to grow for future generations, we must raise our standards.” While the move will not bring back the 22 horses, it may lead to saving many more, especially if other tracks follow their lead.

As soon as the ban was announced, trainers and vets reached out to Stronach and asked for some grace period. The Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium asked for a transition period before the full drug ban goes into effect. Here is her statement:

 “Lasix is an efficacious medication for the treatment of Exercised-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) and has been legal in California for almost a generation of trainers. This change will require many trainers to manage their horses without the aid of this medication in racing for the first time ever. In order to ensure this is done properly and thoughtfully, we need to allow time for this adjustment.”

Stronach agreed to a two-year phase in period. Specifically, Lasix will remain permissible for horses born in 2017 and earlier, but at one-half the amount of what is currently allowed. Santa Anita also committed to certain other new protocols. Those include:

I reached out to the folks at Rillito to see if they would also institute a similar ban, and institute those same new protocols. They already have a whip policy in place, but they called the full ban on drugs an ‘over-reaction’ by TSG. Rillito had four race day fatalities last year, and one in training. This year they had one during training. I applaud their interest in working with the UA veterinary college to monitor signs of stress and injury, but calling banning anti-bleeding drugs such as Lasix, and increasing the ban on legal therapeutic drugs, joint injections, shockwave therapy, anabolic steroids and increasing testing of out-of-competition testing to be an over-reaction seems, well, status quo. The changes made by Stronach follow strict International Federation of Horseracing standards, and they were applauded by the Jockey Club.

The folks at Rillito would like me to help push back against Turf Paradise in their effort to set up an OTB monopoly in this state. I would like to do that, but their willingness to join the big boys and to embrace International standards on drug and other therapies on race day would certainly help set themselves apart from Turf. In addition, it would show they are serious about the welfare of the animals under their care for those 12 weeks each year during which they host live racing.

Maynards to the Moon

The progress report towards the 238,000 mile goal looks like this:

That represents a 7,000-mile week. With that in mind, the event organizers are planning touchdown for next Monday, April 1st. It will be close - come and join us – do the Maynards walk starting at 5:30, and be on hand for the final Moon Walk ceremony.

We meet outside on the Maynards patio. I hope to see you there, both for the walk, and for the ceremony.

Sincerely,

Steve Kozachik
Council Member, Ward 6
ward6@tucsonaz.gov

Events & Entertainment

TUCSON CINE MEXICO

March 27 at 6 pm to March 31 at 4 pm

FREE

See website for schedules at these festival venues:

Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18, 5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz, Tucson (I-19 & Irvington)

Fox Theatre, 17 W Congress St, Tucson (Downtown)

Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ (Downtown)

Get excited for the 16th edition of Tucson Cine Mexico! Tucson Cine Mexico, the longest-running Mexican film festival in the United States and a vital platform for Mexican cinema in the U.S., returns March 27-31 with screenings, filmmaker talks, and an Opening Night Party with a DJ. Join us at the Tucson Museum of Art as we kick off the festival with drinks and dancing and a conversation with Emmy-winning producer Martha Sosa Elizondo (Amores Perros, Plaza de la Soledad), on “Nurturing New Film Talent” March 27th @ 6PM.  Check out www.tucsoncinemexico.org and explore the complete festival lineup!

SIMON PETER: PASSION PLAY OF TUCSON

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (ongoing to April 21st, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm).

Tickets $18.00, Parties of 10 or more call for special rates, Tickets available online at communityplayerstucson.org/tickets or call 520-887-6239 for reservations, Friday night special rate is $15.00

The Playhouse, 1881 North Oracle Road, Tucson

Yes, Tucson, it is back.  For 25 years, ‘Simon Peter’ was the show to see during the Easter holiday season.  Now, after a 15-year break, the long-awaited and much anticipated re-staging of this beloved musical is here. Simon Peter is the story of one man’s spiritual awakening during a time when there was a self-proclaimed prophet on every corner. We want you to be a part of it.  Although re-worked for a smaller, more intimate stage, the heart and history, the pageantry and passion remain the same.

RACHEAL RIOS – IN MY GARDEN

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 6 pm to 9 pm, opening reception

FREE

Tiny Town Surplus, 408 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson

Tiny Town Gallery is pleased to welcome an exhibition of new works by Racheal Rios. In My Garden is a series of drawings that indulge in self observation and stimulation marinated in femme vivacity. Racheal Rios was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, and feels nothing small, which is a gift and a curse. The show will be up for the month of April, with an opening reception on Friday, April 5th. Free and open to the public.

I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN 

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7pm

Tickets $5.00

Fox Tucson Theatre located at 17 W. Congress Street, Tucson, AZ.   

Tucson, AZ – UA School of Theatre, Film & Television presents their annual screening of BFA student thesis films, I Dream in Widescreen. 

The I Dream in Widescreen is a remarkable showcase of original films created by the talented student filmmakers from the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television.  This event is the first major unveiling of the student films before they travel to film festivals all over the world. 

I Dream in Widescreen tickets are $5 and seating is general admission.  Tickets are available at tickets.arizona.edu or by calling the College of Fine Arts Box Office at (520) 621-1162; or in person at 1025 N. Olive Road.  Box office hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 12-4pm.  Tickets are available on the day of the event at the Fox Tucson Theatre Box Office beginning, one hour prior to the event. 

Event Link:  idiw.tftv.arizona.edu

Ongoing…

Arizona State Museum, 1013 E University Blvd | www.statemuseum.arizona.edu

Arizona Theater Company, 330 S Scott Ave | www.arizonatheatre.org

Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S 6th Ave | www.childrensmuseumtucson.org

Fox Theatre, 17 W Congress St | www.FoxTucsonTheatre.org

Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress St | hotelcongress.com

Jewish History Museum, 564 S Stone Ave | www.jewishhistorymuseum.org

Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd | www.loftcinema.com

Meet Me at Maynards, 311 E Congress St | www.MeetMeatMaynards.com
A social walk/run through the Downtown area. Every Monday, rain or shine, holidays too! Check-in begins at 5:15 pm.

Mission Garden, 946 W Mission Ln | www.missiongarden.org
A living agricultural museum and ethnobotanical garden at the site of Tucson's Birthplace (the foot of "A-Mountain"). For guided tours call 520-955-5200

Rialto Theatre, 318 E Congress St | www.rialtotheatre.com

The Rogue Theatre, The Historic Y, 300 E University Blvd | www.theroguetheatre.org

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, 414 N Toole Ave | www.tucsonhistoricdepot.org

Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way | www.tucsonbotanical.org

Tucson Convention Center, 260 S Church St | tucsonconventioncenter.com

Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N Main Ave | tucsonmuseumofart.org

UA Mineral Museum, 1601 E University Blvd | www.uamineralmuseum.org

Watershed Management Group, Living Lab 1137 N. Dodge Blvd. | www.watershedmg.org

Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson2130 North Alvernon Way | www.yumegardens.org