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Zocalo is a Tucson based independent magazine focusing on urban arts, culture, entertainment, living, food and events.


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    On the Cover: Connection by Gavin Troy (acrylic, oil pastel on canvas, 60 x 40) Read about Gavin on page 27.

    PUBLISHER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR David Olsen CONTRIBUTORS Craig Baker, Andrew Brown, Francisco Cantu, Jefferson Carter, Sara Cline, Jim Lipson, Danny Martin, Troy Martin, Niccole Radhe, Amanda Reed, Herb Stratford, Jeff Weber.

    LISTINGS Amanda Reed, listings@zocalotucson.com

    PRODUCTION ARTISTS Troy Martin, David OlsenAD SALES: Kenny Stewart, advertising@zocalotucson.com

    CONTACT US:frontdesk@zocalotucson.comP.O. Box 1171, Tucson, AZ 85702-1171520.955.ZMAG

    SUBSCRIBE to Zocalo at www.zocalomagazine.com/subscriptions.

    Zocalo is available free of charge at newsstands in Tucson, limited to one copy per reader. Zocalo may only be distributed by the magazines authorized independent contractors. No person may, without prior written permission of the publisher, take more than one copy of each issue. The entire contents of Zocalo Magazine are copyright 2009-2016 by Media Zocalo, LLC. Reproduction of any material in this or any other issue is prohibited without written permission from the publisher. Zocalo is published 11 times per year.

    07. Events12. Arts30. Borderland Ghost Towns34. Community39. Poetry41. Film44. Tunes46. Tucson Street Portraits47. Look Back49. Escape

    March 2016


    Zcalo is an independent, locally owned and printedmagazine that reflects the heart and soul of Tucson.

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    MARCH 8 - JUNE 4, 2016 RECEPTION: 7-10 PM, MARCH 12, 2016

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    Staged outdoors on the grounds of the Tucson Convention Center, this theatrical spectacle brings to life oral histories of Tucsons original Mexican American neighborhood demolished with the building of the convention center in the 1960s. Precious memories come to life as audience members take a theatrical tour of what used to be the bustling epicenter of commerce and public celebrations for Tucsons Mexican-American community (some seating is available.) Four vignettes and performance installations encountered throughout the plaza culminate in an interactive post show pachanga featuring folklorico and mariachi youth ensembles with inter-active art and audio booth for all ages. Barrio Stories takes place March 3-6, 2016, as part of Borderlands 30th anniversary season. Complete information at BarrioStories.org

    thursday & Friday - March 3 & 4 @10amSaturday & Sunday - March 5 & 6 @ 11am

    by award winning playwrights elaine Romero, Virginia Grise, and Martin Zimmerman. Directed by Marc David Pinate.

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    The Tucson Museum of Arts Spring Artisans Market features more than 100 juried artisans of finely crafted pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, fine art, and gift items. The Market will be held Friday through Sunday, March 18 20, 2016, from 10:00 AM 5:00 PM in the courtyards, lobby, and plaza of the Tucson Museum of Art at 140 N. Main Avenue, in historic downtown Tucson. Spring Artisans Market and the Museum are free and open to the public during all three days. The Market will include food vendors and live music by the Tucson Kitchen Musicians on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20. There will also be an opportunity to view El Nacimiento, the beloved nativity scene, before it closes for its annual rest on March 20, until it reopens next fall. Housed in La Casa Cordova, the oldest extant adobe in downtown Tucson, El Nacimiento is a wonderland of miniature Mexican village scenes interwoven with scenes from the story of the nativity. El Nacimiento is a Southwest treasure, said Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art and acting Curator of Latin American Art Dr. Julie Sasse. We are honored to have one of the best known examples of this type of Mexican folk art in the U.S. that illustrates stories from the Bible through village scenes of daily life that incorporate the whole community.

    More information at TucsonMuseumofArt.org or at 520-624-2333.

    MAR 18-2026th AnnuAl SPRinG ARtiSAnS MARket

    At the tucSon MuSeuM oF ARt

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    FRi 04 - SAt 05SoutheRn ARiZonA ReSeARch, Science AnD enGineeR-inG FAiR Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Fair invite everyone to learn about and view over 2,000 research projects from kindergartners to high school

    students. Free admission. 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. For more information visit azscitech.com.

    Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.

    FRi 04 - Sun 06WilD WeSt SteAMPunk conVention & FeStiVAl 5 Visit a world of science fiction, fantasy, technology, 19th century industrial steam powered ma-

    chinery and now the wild west. Old Tucson Studio hosts Americas first and only Western-

    Style Steampunk convention and festival filled with concerts, rides, workshops and more..

    For more details on events and tickets visit WildWestCon.com. Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Rd.

    SAt 05hookinG uP With SeconD city At the Fox Laugh out loud at the comical sketches made famous from stars such as Tina Fey and Steve Carrell. A show

    that has been making people laugh for 55 years. For more information and tickets visit

    FoxTucson.com. Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.

    tucSon MuSeuM oF ARt: cRuSh Wine, FooD, ARt GAlA & FunDRAiSeR Splurge for a night at the CRUSH Gala benefiting the Tucson Muse-um of Art. The event is cocktail attire and includes auctions, a three-course gourmet meal

    and music performed by the George Howard Band. Reservations are $225 per person or

    $1,800 for a table of eight. Begins at 5 P.M. For more information visit the TucsonMuseu-

    mOfArt.orgTucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 N. Main Ave.

    Sun 06ARtS & cRAFtS FAiR At cAt MountAin StAtion Listen to live bluegrass and nibble on snacks while shopping for arts and crafts from local artists.

    Free admission. 9A.M. to 2 P.M. For more information visit CatMountainStation.com. Cat

    Mountain Station, 2740 S. Kinney Rd.

    Sun 06 FRi 11AZ JAZZ Week The UA school of music hosts its 38th annual AZ Jazz Week with performances and events such as the UA concert jazz band, Latin jazz and salsa night.

    Admission per concert is $5-$10. For more information and tickets visit Music.Arizona.

    edu/News-Events. Crowder Hall,1017 E. Olive Rd.

    tue 08- SAt 12SPRinG PlAnt SAle 2016 Spring is in the air and the perfect time to freshen up your lawn with indigenous plants from southern Arizona. The Desert Survivors

    Nursery is having a sale on all their plants that attract native birds and insects. 8 A.M. till

    5 P.M. Desert Survivors Nursery, 1020 W Starr Pass Blvd.

    SAt 122nD SAtuRDAyS Join in on the fun of 2nd Saturdays Downtown. Music, vendors, food, and performances. Admission is free. 5 P.M. to 10:30 P.M. For more information

    visit 2ndSaturdaysDowntown.com. Congress Street, from Toole Ave. to Church Ave.

    SAt 12 Sun 13thunDeR & liGhtninG oVeR ARiZonA AiR ShoW & oPen houSe Experience aerial demonstrations performed by the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. Free. 9a.m to 5p.m. Ariel demonstrations begin at 11 a.m.

    For more information visit www.dm.af.mil/library/d-mthunderandlightning.asp. Davis-

    Monthan Air Force Base, 3180 S. Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85707

    Z events

    140 North Main Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 624-2333 TucsonMuseumofArt.org


    at the Tucson Museum of Art

    The Largest Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Market in Southern Arizona

    FRIDAYSUNDAY, MARCH 1820, 2016 10:00 AM5:00 PM

    Free and open to the public in the Museums courtyards, plaza, and lobby

    Tucsons juried market for finely crafted pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, fine art, and gift items featuring more than 100 of the best artisans across the Southwest. There will also be a host of delicious food trucks and vendors, and live music by the Tucson Kitchen Musicians on Saturday and Sunday.

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    WA:k PoW WoW Join the Tohono Oodham Nation and other America Indian tribes for Tucsons largest gathering of Native American arts, crafts, dancing and food.

    Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Parking is $3. For event times and more

    information visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/wakpowwow. Mission San Xavier

    del Bac, 1950 W. San Xavier Rd.

    8th AnnuAl tucSon FeStiVAl oF BookS The perfect event for book-lovers with over 350 authors participating in presentations, a literary circus poetry

    venue, food and of course lots of books. Free. The event is from 9:30 A.M. till 5:30 P.M.

    University of Arizona Mall,1209 E. University Blvd.

    Sun 13JeFF DunhAM: PeRFectly unBAlAnceD Laugh all night while watching the comic/ventriloquist live. Tickets are $46.50. The show begins at 3 P.M.For

    tickets and more information visit TucsonArena.com/events. Tucson Convention Center

    Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.

    29th AnnuAl St. PAtRickS DAy PARADe & FeStiVAl Enjoy Live irish music dancers, food and games while liearning about the history and Culture of

    Ireland. The festival begins at 10 A.M. and the parade begi