It's festival season as well. The Dusk music fest is happening downtown. (See Xavier Otero's XOXO column for details.) The Loft Film Fest—which we covered in depth last week—is getting underway; look for some highlights in our Reel Indie column. Turn to the Chow section to learn about Tap & Bottle's second annual Invitational Beer Festival. And comedy correspondent Linda Ray has details about the rest of the Tucson Comedy Arts Festival in this week's Laughing Stock column.
In short, it's a good time to get out and about in this burg, whether you're looking for arts, music, laughs or beer.
Elsewhere in this week's book: Staff reporter Kathleen Kunz looks at efforts to prevent veteran suicides; associate editor Jeff Gardner examines how Sun Sounds makes life a little better for the visually impaired; columnist Tom Danehy recalls how he took his future wife to Blazing Saddles as a first date—and what he learned from that; movie critic Bob Grimm is underwhelmed by Terminator: Dark Fate; web editor Jamie Verwys continues her Love Notes series with a profile of the members of Birds and Arrows ahead of their upcoming acoustic show; theatre writer China Young of our friends at Taming of the Review encourages you to check out TransFormations at Something Something Theatre; and there's plenty more in our pages, so start planning your weekend now!
— Jim Nintzel
Hear Nintz talk about what's happening in Tucson's entertainment scene Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. during The Frank Show on KLPX, 96.1 FM. He'll also be a guest on AZPM's Arizona 360 at 8:30 Friday night on PBS 6 and on The Bill Buckmaster show's Friday Roundtable at 12:30 p.m. on KVOI, 1030 AM. Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel airs at 4 p.m. Sunday on KXCI, 91.3 FM.