SAACA celebrates Mexican food, fun and flavor

The Southern Arizona Arts and Culture Alliance (SAACA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the arts, hosts several events throughout the year that highlight Tucson culture, from music to food. It held the third annual Tucson 23 Miles of Mexican Food festival at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa on June 16 which featured food, live music, art and drinks. This event celebrates the best 23 miles of Mexican food, which is one of Visit Tucson’s main campaigns for the tourism industry according to Shelby Scheer, the operations manager of SAACA. Visit Tucson partnered with SAACA to help represent Mexican culture in an interdisciplinary format. Read more

Native American flags in bookstore hang for only a month

The University of Arizona Bookstore has been displaying international flags to represent the various countries that international students have derived from. However, it was not until approximately five years ago that the UA bookstore began including flags to represent the nations of Native American students. Read more

UFO takes students to infinity and beyond

There are over 600 recognized clubs and organizations at the University of Arizona. Each group has passionate students trying to better their lives, and college experiences, through extracurricular participation. One of these clubs is the University Filmmakers Organization, otherwise known as UFO.  Read more

Week of Jan. 26 recap from Arts & Life Editor

The week of Jan. 21-26 brought us cold weather, exciting events and stories to look out for. These are my Top picks from the arts & life desk. check out the other sections as well as constant online and social posts.   Read more

'Miranda's Station Review' makes a comeback

Miranda’s Station Review, a student-run publication, may not be familiar to most who roam University of Arizona campus today. The free publication, a poetry, art and creative writing magazine, landed on campus in fall of 1991. Michael Baker, a non-traditional undergrad, was one of the co-founders of the magazine and is looking to revive the publication in the spring of 2018.    Read more

Tucson's 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' marks 40 years

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” has been playing with a live cast at The Loft Cinema for 40 years, making it the longest-running live performance of the movie in the United States.  Rocky Horror has played with a shadow cast at least once a month at The Loft Cinema consistently since 1978. To celebrate the anniversary, there will be a Halloween Sing-A-Long performance in addition to the scheduled October show.      Read more

Tucsonan Artist Honored with UA Library Exhibit

The exhibit debut has already received over 150 RVSPs and is expecting an enthusiastic turnout. Chafee’s work will be on display in the Special Collections hall next to the main library until June and is free admission and open to the public. Read more