Itchin’ to know what’s happening in AZ in the coming weeks? We are stretching the term “hometown” a little with the addition of the Tucson Book Festival because books make us giddy. After all, what’s a two hour drive for some great literature? Get some ribbons ready because you will want to remember everything we are about to tell you by way of our favorite online media outlets. Here’s this week’s hometown low down:
Take a look, it’s in a book at the Tucson Book Fest. Aside from all of the amazing Reading Rainbow jokes we could make right now, this Jackalope Ranch story on this local-ish event is actually really interesting. The fourth annual University of Arizona sponsored Tucson Festival of Books is headed to our southern neighbors this weekend bringing 400 writers and 250 exhibits to the public for free! That’s right, you can mingle with authors and book worms all weekend long for the low, low cost of nothing and Jackalope Ranch has the five authors you must see when in the action. Ummm, one of them is R.L Stine and the first grader inside us has goosebumps about the prospect of meeting the child-friendly equivalent of Steven King.
Gone are the days when people would gather in the town square to watch local criminals hang and let us just say, thank goodness because that is a morbid, frightening psychotic old practice that makes us queasy inside. That being said, there will be a Public Hanging of sorts March 16-18 during Art Detour 24 at the A.E England Gallery where local artists without gallery exposure’s work will be displayed for the public. Aren’t puns fun? Read the full article on Downtown Phoenix Journal here. Sadly, the deadline to submit work has passed, but the Art Detour itself will be a great to-do.
Spring Training is finally here marking the beginning of beautiful weather, mysterious weekday illnesses that render it impossible to go to work for 24 hours and the unofficial season of America’s
longest favorite pass time. If you do want to play a little hooky, AZ Weekly Magazine has rounded up the best places to grab breakfast before a game to make sure you start your free day off right. The best places close to all the stadium’s can be found here.