Megamania returns to PCC Downtown on July 20

PCC Downtown is located on NW corner of Stone Avenue and Speedway Blvd. Enjoy Megamania, which has been held at this venue for a number of years.

“MegaMania—the annual all-ages, free summer festival of cosplay, gaming, crafts, local authors and artists, and all-around geekery— returns to the Pima Community College Downtown Campus.

Saturday, July 20 from noon to 5 pm

Pima Community College Downtown Campus

1255 N. Stone Ave. (East entrance)

This event is free and open to the public, but please be aware that the escape rooms and the Dice Goblin Make-n-Take sessions fill up quickly. For those wishing to participate in the escape rooms, please go immediately to that station (CC Building, Rooms 255 and 251) at noon. For those wishing to attend the Dice Goblin session, please go immediately to that station (CC Building, Room 215, Learning Studio) at 3 pm.

In addition to breaking out of escape rooms, participants will have the opportunity to assemble a kids craft, create cosplay costumes, take photos with cosplay groups, play roleplaying games, sample various tabletop board games, enter the Cosplay Showcase, challenge others in video-game tournaments, watch live comic-con sketch comedy, attend various workshops by award-winning authors and artists, and so much more.”

Japanese Anmitsu sweets cooking class on July 12 at UA LSB Building

“Welcome to our Japanese sweets event form! 

Let’s make super easy and healthy Japanese food!

We welcome everyone from adults to children.

Date:7/ 12 (Fri) 2:00-3:30 pm

2:05-2:20 Presentation

2:20-3:00 Cooking activity

3:00-3:15 Tasting

3:15- clean up

Limited to 10 people *First come first served

Place:Conference room 107 in LSB University of Arizona, 1512 E. 1st St. (corner of Vine Ave.)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0bDu8Mv8G2flwP5rr2xhY78xDvXuifsFQpv63AQ2skpjS8g/viewform

“Audition” horror film playing at the Loft Cinema from July 19 to 25

FRIDAY, JULY 19 – THURSDAY, JULY 25

GENERAL ADMISSION: $8 | LOFT MEMBERS: $6

PASSES ACCEPTED

Part of The Loft Cinema’s summer series, 1999! BEST. MOVIE. YEAR. EVER.

4K Restoration!

“One of the most infamous and unforgettable Japanese horror films ever made returns to the big screen in a terrifyingly beautiful 4K restoration! Recent widower (and movie producer) Shigeharu is advised by his son to find a new wife. On the suggestion of a film company colleague, he decides to hold “auditions” for a movie that doesn’t exist – in reality, these are auditions for a new girlfriend masquerading as an acting job. Shigeharu quickly becomes enchanted with Asami, an oddly spooky young woman who is responsive to his charms. But things aren’t quite what they seem. Far from an ordinary Fatal Attraction-style thriller, Audition disorients and unsettles as it carefully pulls the audience through a wrenching exploration of deep male fears and the stereotype of submissive Japanese women. The film also served as a turn-of-the-century flash point signaling the prolific and unique talent of director Takashi Miike, whose expertly-calibrated thriller shocked audiences worldwide with its grisly, white-knuckle finale and ingeniously creepy, slow-burn build-up, in the process ushering in a bold new wave of Asian horror. (Dir. by Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles, 115 mins., Rated R)“

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Video and the American Genre Film Archive.

1 HR 55 MIN | R

Released 1999

Odaiko Sonora free summer recital on June 22

Event by Odaiko Sonora 

Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S Tyndall Ave, Tucson 85719

Saturday June 22 at 1 pm.

Join Odaiko Sonora members and students for a FREE summer recital, enjoy plenty of taiko and our new building A/C, and place your bids at a silent auction in support of the Alzheimer’s Association! Can’t go but want to show some love? Donate to the Alzheimer’s Association: http://act.alz.org/goto/2024BeatingALZYou can also support Odaiko Sonora on Venmo https://venmo.com/odaikosonora and Paypal https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/tucsontaiko

Tucson Repertory Orchestra planning July 2024 concert tour to Japan

Tucson Repertory Orchestra under the director of Conductor Toru Tagawa will be heading to Tokyo and Hiroshima in July,2024.

Info:
TRO Japan Tour 2024, 7/12 Tokyo, 7/15 Hiroshima – Tucson Repertory Orchestra

Toru Tagawa
Music Director and Conductor
trorchestra@gmail.com

Where to send Donations:
Tucson Repertory Orchestra
4745 E. Waverly St.
Tucson, AZ 85712