The Weekly Tucsonan

1.  June 9th  (7:30 PM)
Free Early Show with The Globes and Seashell Radio
Hotel Congress
311 East Congress Street

Hailing from Spokane, Washington, The Globes formed in their teenage years, spending afternoons in their sleepy city forging together their own musical inspirations to fabricate a singular and precocious sound based on the traditional guitar, bass, drum lineup.  Carrying ambition and confidence in their creative potential to stay united post high school graduation, the band relocated to Seattle in 2007 to pursue their musical experiments. Somewhere between day jobs and school, The Globes managed to record an eponymous E.P. in early 2008 with engineer Jonathan Warman (Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band) in the dim and dusty basement of their little blue house.  In the following year, the band spent fruitful time playing weekly shows in the Northwest and running up and down the West Coast, slowly catching the attention of humble audiences and local critics, while sharpening their own collective spirit.

Seashell Radio consists of four great musicians, including Esme Schwall on cello, Cassie Van Gelder, Fen Ikner who helped write a song that was adopted as theme music by NPR’s Science Friday and local singer-songwriter favorite Courtney Robbins.  According to Tucson Weekly, Seashell Radio makes gorgeously moody tunes that at times recall the sophisticated pop of Talk Talk and Air.

2.  Biosphere 2 Tours
Open daily for tours from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
32540 S. Biosphere Road

Biosphere 2 is located just north of Tucson in the middle of a magnificent natural desert preserve at a cool elevation of nearly 4,000 feet.  “Time Life Books” recently named Biosphere 2 one of the 50 must-see “Wonders of the World.”  See why visitors from around the globe journey here for this unique adventure.  Discover real-time research on the future of our planet as it unfolds in this specially designed mini-world.  Their visitor center houses exhibits and multimedia displays along with a bookstore and cafe.  Don’t miss the feature movie, which describes the past, present and future of the project.  Please check out the website above for history, structure, and lots of other information.

3. Wilko Restaurant
943 East University Boulevard

Wilko is a modern gastropub featuring inventive classic American comfort food in the Main Gate district at Park and University.  Everything on our menu is prepared on site and whenever possible we use local and organic ingredients.  We have over 30 wines by the glass, six craft brews on tap,  and an extensive tasting menu featuring the best artisan cheeses and salume available from small local and regional producers.  Many of our house made condiments, dressings, and sauces are available for purchase along with our artisan cheese and salume offerings in our small market and espresso bar.

For vegetarian options not mentioned directly in the menu, one friend of the journal highly recommends the jerk sandwich with tofu instead of chicken, and the grilled brie sandwich with portobello mushroom instead of the pastrami.  Also the Vinho Verde is a very pleasing, fruity, and affordable white wine.

Enjoy and let us know if you want us to sponsor an event.  Sonora Review

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