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Wildcat Picks of the Week: July 10-16


Amanda Bart reads at “Crossroads,” an event organized by Female Storytellers (FST!) and hosted at the Flycatcher on Fourth Avenue. This organization gives women a platform to express themselves and tell their life experiences.

Tired of staying at home this summer? Need a break from work? It’s an easy feat to explore some local events this week that provide the best from Tucson’s food and art scene. Read these picks of the week for a variety of ideas to spice up your summer.

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Super Songs of the 60’s at the Gaslight Theatre

Get down with your friends at this ’60s-themed tribute show Monday, July 10 at the Gaslight Theatre. Starting at 7 p.m., you can listen to renditions of the most iconic bands of the ’60s such as The Beatles and Neil Diamond. The Gaslight Theatre will also share some background history on the bands. Tickets are $21.95 for adults, $10.95 for children and $19.95 for students, seniors and military. Buy your tickets here. Do it quickly, this event is nearly sold out!

Crossroads at the Flycatcher

Female Storytellers (FST!) presents a new lineup of stories at The Flycatcher Wednesday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. FST! offers women a platform to share their stories and experiences. Each month women are invited to perform a 10 to 15-minute monologue that focuses on a central theme. This month’s theme is “Crossroads.” The storytellers will talk about times when they were faced with a crossroad in their life. Admission is $7, cash and or check is accepted at the door. This event is for patrons 21 and over, and there will be an American Sign Language interpreter present. This month’s proceeds will go to the Grrrls Project, a project founded by Child and Family Resources to teach girls about science, technology, engineering and math. For more information, visit their website.

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Tasting the Wines of Northern Italy at Maynard’s Market and Kitchen

Explore Northern Italy’s finest wines without splurging on an expensive plane ticket. Wine and dine at Maynard’s Market and Kitchen Friday, July 14 starting at 6 p.m. Discover delicious wines from regions like the Veneto, Alto Adige, Piedmont, Verona and Tuscany. Tastings are only $10 during Maynard’s happy hour. Entry is free for wine club members. For more information about the wine tasting, visit their website.

MegaMania 2017 at Pima Community College Downtown Campus

Calling all fandoms! Explore MegaMania Saturday, July 15 starting at 1 p.m. This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages. There will be gaming, workshops, cosplay, music, authors and more fun events around the Pima Community College Downtown campus. The event includes free pizza, drinks and Japanese snacks in the Cantina. Try finding your way out of a timed escape room challenge with three other friends or attempt to win weekend membership passes to Tucson Comic-Con. There is something for every enthusiast! Participants should arrive in the main building for a map and schedule. For a detailed list of events, visit the PCC website.

Food Truck Roundup at Sycamore Park 

Satisfy your cravings at the Tucson Food Truck Roundup at Sycamore Park this Saturday, July 15 beginning at 5 p.m. Grab a caramelo at Taco’Queta or a sundae at Bugaloo’s Soft Serve. The Tucson Food Truck Roundup event helps mobile food businesses thrive and reach new potential customers. Taste something new or revisit your favorite trucks. Meatball Madness, Shaka’s Hawaiian Grill, Gigi’s Peruvian Fusion, DC Jumbie Latin Caribbean, Pin Up Pastries and more will attend the event. For more information visit their Facebook event.

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