An Animal Story from Aravaipa Canyon

Odessey Storytelling

While researching Odyssey Storytelling at the Fluxx Studio and Gallery I came across a story about an encounter with wildlife in Aravaipa Canyon. Since we are planning a two-day adventure through the canyon with a stay at Booger Canyon, I found this particularly interesting. Fluxx Studio and Gallery is a … Continue reading

Cool Summer Saturday Nights At Our Desert Museum

Nights at the Desert Museum

One of the reasons so many locals visit SouthernArizonaGuide.com is our recommended Things To Do With Kids section. Extreme summer heat increases the difficulty of finding activities for the whole family. Which is why we appreciate our great Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum even more in June, July, & August. Every Saturday night from June through August [...]

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Delectables On 4th Avenue: A Dining Review

Delectables on 4th Avenue Tucson

Spring 2013. It’s been a while since I ventured down to 4th Avenue. Because of the (eventual) arrival of our Modern Streetcar, the place has been a construction nightmare. Nevertheless, I was anxious to see the progress. On this early May day I was scheduled to meet my friend Jeffrey … Continue reading

Ghosts of Bisbee

Upstairs at the Grand Hotel in Bisbee Historic District

Ghosts like Bisbee or perhaps Bisbee likes their Ghosts. I have stayed overnight at the Eldorado Suites Hotel in Bisbee, but did not encounter any ghosts. Nor was I promised any such encounters. Lots of places in Bisbee are “said” to be haunted. The historic old Grand Hotel on Main Street, for example. Lindsey, the bartender there described to me several otherworldly “events” she had personally experienced. Spooky.

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Nimbus Bistro & Brewery: A Review

Nimbus Brewery Samples

Our review of Nimbus American Bistro & Brewery is #3 in our series on Southern Arizona craft breweries. Once again, my sampling partner, Michael Polletta, and I continued our arduous journey through Southern Arizona with the singular goal to sample all the beers brewed by our local microbreweries. We started several weeks ago at Thunder [...]

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Thunder Canyon Brewery: A Review

Front View of Thunder Canyon Brewery: Tucson Arizona

It was brought to my attention recently that our Southern Arizona Guide website lacks a local brewery section. Stung by such criticism, I set out to rectify this regrettable oversight. But there was this little problem. Well, actually several. First, I didn’t know much about beers. Thus, I enlisted the able assistance of one Michael [...]

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Barrio Brewing Company: A Review

Image of Barrio Brewing Company Interior: Tucson, AZ

Barrio Brewing Company: 2nd in my series on local breweries. In my first local brewery review, Thunder Canyon Brewery, I shared my general preferences and prejudices regarding beer. So, I don’t need to repeat them here. As we did at Thunder Canyon, Michael Polletta and I each ordered the sampler rack. We also ordered food [...]

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The Loft Cinema

The Loft Cinema logo

The Loft Cinema is Tucson’s premiere venue for art films – independent, foreign, alternative and classic narrative films and documentaries. The Loft was purchased in 2002, and acquired nonprofit arts organization status. The Loft hosts two free film series: the Tucson International Children’s Film Festival in July, and Essential Cinema, … Continue reading