Arts & Life

Dogs, denim and daring to learn

Fashion minor students at the University of Arizona are learning the tricks of the trade as they host and plan a Dogs N’ Denim Fashion Show. While these students are learning what it really means to work in fashion, they’re doing it all in a sustainable manner and for a charitable cause. The second annual Dogs N’ Denim Fashion Show is on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. on the UA Mall.  The students have been working the majority of the semester on designing capes for the dogs using donated, upcycled materials, as well as planning the entirety of the event themselves. Read more

Gem and Jam Fest brings music and art to Tucson

The annual Gem and Jam Festival is coming to Tucson. The event, spanning from Feb. 2-5, features performances by jam and electronic musical groups, art gallery installations, visual performers, food vendors and workshops. The festival is held during the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase. Read more

Vendors: Social media could draw students to gem show

The arrival of the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase is marked by the familiar white tents that pop up all around town. The popular event, which takes place this year from Jan. 28 to Feb. 12, provides Tucsonans the opportunity to check out gems and much more. But while the gem show is considered a Tucson staple, the numbers of Tucsonans roaming the vendors is usually far outmatched by out-of-towners. UA students are a particularly underrepresented demographic.  Read more

Floor Polish brings fun in fitness

Tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of Fourth Avenue sits a one-room dance studio. The place is right off of Hoff Street, which is more of an alleyway than a street. A painted wooden sign directs patrons to the studio known as Floor Polish. From Zumba to Jazzercise, dance fitness has become immensely popular over the last five years or so. Floor Polish is an independent studio bringing this fun activity to the Tucson community. Read more

Beer, Food and History at History on Tap

In the early 1860s, a cold lager was difficult to find in hot, dry Arizona. When Alexander Levin, a Prussian brewer, opened Pioneer Brewery in Tucson in 1864, residents finally had access to local beer. Read more

A Roundup of the 2017 Oscar nominations

For some, February means Valentine’s Day. For others, the Super Bowl is the month's exciting holiday. But for cinephiles, February is the time to award some of the best films and filmmakers of the year. That’s right: as of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences's nominations announcement Tuesday morning, Oscar season is in full swing. Read more