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Posted By: Lesley Kontowicz
This quirky coming of age film was adapted from the novel by Mark Poirier and tells the story of Ellis (Graham Phillips) a 15-year-old boy who is leaving his rather non-traditional home in Tucson ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Trying to decide where to bunk in Tucson? Consider this trio of bed & breakfasts. The Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast InnAdobe Rose InnAll allow you to sleep in a beautiful home and enjoy a ...
Posted By: Teya Vitu
There was no way for me to tell it was brimming with calcite, the primary building block for the spectacular cave formations around me. As I have quickly discovered, Kartchner Caverns, about 50 miles ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Aquarius is ascendant in Tucson this summer. No matter what your sign-or budget-the stars predict a great watery getaway, from a discounted stay at a splashy resort to a free front row seat at one of ...
It's the first day of monsoon season, and the sky over Southern Arizona is celebrating in true desert fashion. Magnificent storm clouds collide with the mountains, rain pours down on the windshield ...
I’ve wanted to see this band since I was 15 years old. With a sound as melodic as it is guttural, Bring Me The Horizon has been at the forefront of the metal scene since they made their debut in ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Living so close to Reid Park has some great benefits. This mid-town park contains both the Dell Urich and Randolph public golf courses, a driving range, tennis courts, the El Con Club ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Look, I get it. Tucson is hot in the summer. But I still like to get out and mountain bike as much as possible. There are those who still brave the heat and ride during the day but honestly, I ...
Posted By: Laurie
My husband, Don, and I spent a weekend at Apache Spirit Ranch in Tombstone (about 2.5 miles west on Allen St., which turns into West Monument Rd-left a brochure in your mailbox). We had a truly ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
I found something out about myself on Sunday, March 25, 2012: I am not a runner. Let me back up a bit and explain. My good friend Matt, who had enough with his sedentary lifestyle, joined ...






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Get Wet in Tucson Summer Events


Quench your thirst for summer entertainment with our Get Wet in Tucson calendar. Soak up a season of events and festivals drenched in art, music, dance, theater, movies, science, and nature in Tucson -- a natural oasis from the pretentious and unoriginal. Ready to Get Wet? Click below for your chance to win a free Tucson getaway.



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Celebration of Saturn

May 31, 2015
Event Location: State Route 86 (Ajo Way)/Junction 386, Tucson, AZ 85726
Phone: 520-318-8726 to register(limited to 25)
Kitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center hosts a "late" Mother's Day viewing of the most beautiful planet, Saturn.  Adults and families with children are encouraged t...more

Greg Loumeau and Co. at Old Town Artisans

May 30, 2015
Event Location: 201 N. Court Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-622-0351

Spend an evening with singer/song-writer and Tucsonan Greg Loumeau and Co. playing original folk-rock music for a dinner show in the courtyard of La Cocina Restaurant at Old Town Ar...more

Metal May-Hem at AVA Amphitheater

May 29, 2015
Event Location: 5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85757
Phone: 520-838-6700

Casino Del Sol presents Vince Neil, Queensryche, Quiet Riot and Gabbie Rae for an evening of Metal May-hem.


Music Under the Stars: Sons of Orpheus and Lindsey McHugh

May 31, 2015
Event Location: 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: 520-721-2068
The Tucson Pops Orchestra performs a free concert for the entire family, conducted by music director, Laszlo Veres, and guest director Lindsey McHugh, under the stars at the Reid Park ba...more

Primavera Cooks! at Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails

May 31, 2015
Event Location: 135 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: Reservations: 520-308-3104
Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails hosts a gourmet wine dinner prepared with help from apprentice chefs and sommeliers to raise funds supporting services for Tucson's homeless and wor...more

The Frozen Sing-A-Long

May 30, 2015 - June 04, 2015
Event Location: 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: 520-795-7777

The Loft Cinema presents a very special interactive sing-a-long screening of Disney's beloved musical, "Frozen," one of the "coolest" animated hits of all-time. ...more

Ongoing Events

Cinema La Placita: Outdoor Film Series

May 28, 2015 - August 27, 2015
Event Location: 110 S. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-326-5282 (recorded information).

Downtown Tucson's outdoor movie series shows classic domestic and international movies in the La Placita Village courtyard on Thursday evenings, May-August. Grab a bite at a new dow...more

Drawn to Color: Tucson Colored Pencil Artist's Association

April 20, 2015 - June 07, 2015
Event Location: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: 520-742-6455
The current exhibit at Tohono Chul's Entry Gallery features works by member artists of the Tucson Colored Pencil Artists's Association that exemplifies the techniques and possibilities o...more

Enamel on Copper Paintings of Ted DeGrazia

April 18, 2015 - August 15, 2015
Event Location: 6300 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-299-9191
Artist Ted DeGrazia's exhibition features enamel on copper paintings, along with enameled jewelry and sculpture, on display at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun. more

Live Theatre Workshop: The Columnist

May 14, 2015 - June 13, 2015
Event Location: 5317 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-327-4242

Live Theater Workshop presents "The Columnist," by David Auburn, staged during the Cold War, where Joe Alsop, the nation's most influential journalist, is beloved, feared ...more

Minor Mutiny at MOCA

May 14, 2015 - September 24, 2015
Event Location: 265 S. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-5019

High school students with valid ID are welcome free at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) every Thursday afternoon for Minor Mutiny, a safe, fun, inspiring afterschool program. H...more

Near to Here Exhibition at Desert Museum

May 02, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Event Location: 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743
Phone: 520-883-3024

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum hosts an opening reception Saturday, May 2 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, featuring Kim Kanoa Duffek, Steve Phillips, Christina McNearney and Barb Terkanian, ...more

SkyNights at UA Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

April 19, 2015
Event Location: , Mt. Lemmon, AZ
Phone: 520-626-8122
Every night, explore the night skies from the summit of Mount Lemmon using the Arizona's largest public telescope during a five-hour program. View spectacular sunsets and atmospheric phe...more

Small Things Considered - 23rd Small Works Invitational

May 07, 2015 - June 27, 2015
Event Location: 154 E. 6th St., Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: 520-629-9759
Davis Dominguez Gallery presents a big show of little paintings and sculptures representing Tucson's great artists and up-and-coming talent.  Reception:  Saturday, June 6 in co...more

Snap! Visualize History Through the Art of Vintage Ads

May 01, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Event Location: 7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste 11, Tucson, AZ 85715
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At Tucson Desert Art Museum, Walk down memory lane through vintage American ads spanning fifty years. Warning! Some images may depict graphic stereotypes that history would like to ...more

The Adventures of Robin Hood at Gaslight Theatre

April 02, 2015 - June 07, 2015
Event Location: 7010 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85710
Phone: 520-886-9428
Join Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men for a rollicking musical adventure as they rob from the rich and give to the poor in defiance of the black-hearted Sheriff of Nottingham, at Gas...more

The Arizona Cavalcade of History

May 01, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Event Location: 1 Burruel St., Tubac, AZ 85646
Phone: 520-398-2252

The Presidio Park Museum's Alan B. Davis Gallery is re-opened with 16 paintings by renowned Western artist William Ahrendt, each depicting a significant event in Arizona's colorful ...more

The Sky Above: Exhibition at Tohono Chul

May 01, 2015 - August 16, 2015
Event Location: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: 520-742-6455

Tohono Chul celebrates the summer sky through a variety of media and conceptual interpretations. The exhibition will explore all of the sky's dynamics and investigate each point bet...more

Toy Tales-A Western Saga

March 26, 2015 - June 06, 2015
Event Location: 13005 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85739
Phone: 520-512-5145
The Great American Playhouse presents the Wooden Sheriff of Javelina Springs and an interstellar Space Ranger, who work to protect the town, save the mine and defeat a force from beyond ...more