8 Anime Essentials films at Loft Cinema in September

“This September The Loft Cinema is celebrating some of the most essential anime films of all-time with “anime-zing” line-up of classics on the big screen, all shown in their original Japanese language/English subtitled versions!”

Thursday Night Screenings:
Ghost in the Shell
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Princess Mononoke
Tickets & Info > https://buff.ly/2MocC4y

Friday & Saturday Night Screenings:
Summer Wars
Ninja Scroll
Tickets & Info > https://buff.ly/2xtDjfl

Loft Cinema is at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. All 8 movies are also listed on our SAJCC Upcoming Movies link, as well as our Calendar.

“And then They Came for Us” film showing at Pima County Democratic HQ on September 7

UPDATE: 8/28/19 Tickets sold out for this showing.

“LD 9 Democrats and the Asian-American Pacific Islander Caucus will host a special screening of the documentary film AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US on Saturday, September 7, 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM, at the Pima County Democratic Party Headquarters, 4639 E First Street.

After the screening, Catherine Ripley, Executive Director of the Pima County Democratic Party and AAPI caucus member will facilitate a discussion. (Cat is half Japanese American.)
Admission is free of charge, however a donation of $5.00 is encouraged. Wine, beer, soft beverages and snacks will be available for $5.00 donation.

Seventy-seven years ago President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, paving the way for the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.
AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US educates audiences about the constitutional damage done in the name of national security.  Thousands of American citizens lost their homes, their businesses and their families due to war hysteria and racism. Yet the validity of these actions were upheld by the US Supreme Court in 1944, based on governmental lies which were later uncovered.
The film features Japanese Americans who were incarcerated, rediscovered photos of Dorothea Lange and the story of Fred Korematsu’s long journey to justice.
The film brings history into the present, as it follows Japanese Americans speaking out against the current Muslim travel ban and other regressive immigration policies. “


1st Ever Tucson Godzilla Festival on August 24 at Metal Arts Village

The Metal Arts Village is hosting the 1st ever Tucson Godzilla Fest!

“Come join us for an atomic blast filled evening!

A family friendly event for new and old fans alike. The first 50 people will receive a souvenir at the door. We will be discussing Kaiju films, and giant monster television shows and games. Additionally anyone who is interested in collecting figures we will have special panels talking about the figures, contests with prizes, local artists with special prints for sale, and much, much more!

If you are a Local Arizona Artist or Creative and want to contribute, collaborate or is interested in hosting a table please feel free to contact us! “

Tucson Metal Arts Village is at 3230 N. Dodge Blvd., north of NE corner of Dodge and Ft. Lowell Rd.

Hope to see you there!https://www.facebook.com/events/888065188219513/

Mega Mania at PCC Downtown on July 13

“Our annual summer festival of cosplay, gaming, crafts, local authors & artists, and all-around geekery. All ages. Free for everyone!”

July 13, 1 to 5 p.m. at Pima Community College Downtown, 1255 N. Stone Ave. Tucson

What can you do at MegaMania? What can’t you do?

  • Cosplay
  • Video games
  • Tabletop games
  • Giant games
  • Crafts galore! 
  • Snacks in the Cantina
  • Photo booth
  • Escape rooms
  • Authors and artists tell you about their work
  • Storytime

MegaMania! is made possible through generous partnerships with:

Additional thanks to:


TRO Fundraiser concert on June 22 for upcoming Japan concert tour in July

Flyer Design by Mindi Acosta

Tucson Repertory Orchestra presents Chamber Music Concert in support of the Japan Tour 2019.

“Any proceeds from this concert will go to funding Japan Tour 2019. 27 Members of TRO will perform in Osaka, Okayama, Nagoya and Hiroshima between July 6 – July 13 while collaboration with local musicians. 
In Osaka, Reiko Shimokawa, who performed the Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto will be the featured soloist, in Nagoya, Ayla Takeda Moreno, a 7 year old who has already won several concert competitions in Tucson will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.1. In Hiroshima, we will perform with the principal cellist of the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Martin Stanzeleit on Schumann Cello Concerto, and his wife, Ryoko Nomura will perform the 1st movement of the Emperor Concerto.

June 22@3pm at Rincon Congregational Church, 122 N. Craycroft RD. We will feature movements from String Quartets by Brahms, Chadwick, Dvorak, Ravel, and works by Gabaye for woodwinds.
Admissions are by donations. 
Please make your donations at https://tucsonrepertoryorchestra.org/donate/ or send your check payable to Tucson Repertory Orchestra to 

Tucson Repertory Orchestra

P.O. Box 36112

Tucson AZ, 85740-6112″