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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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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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Etherton Gallery: Citizens Warehouse Artists

June 16, 2015 - September 12, 2015
Event Location: 135 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-7370
The newest exhibition at Etherton Gallery highlights artists in the Citizens Artist Collective.   Artists make their work in the rehabbed Citizens Warehouse, painting, sculpting, ...more

Gallery Row Thursday Night Art Walk

July 30, 2015
Event Location: 3001 E. Skyline Dr. (at Campbell), Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-615-3001
Join the Art Walk every Thursday night from 5-7pm year around. All shops in Gallery Row stay open late. Diana Madaras of Madaras Gallery will attend as her schedule allows, and she will ...more

Special Museographic Exhibition: "Cerro de Trincheras Archaeological Site"

June 07, 2015 - September 30, 2015
Event Location: 10 Camino Utero, Tubac, AZ 85636
Phone: 520-398-2252
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park presents a journey through the history of Trincheras, from the first settlers to the current protection of the first archaeological site in the State...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 downto...more

Dog Days of Summer

July 21, 2015 - September 29, 2015
Event Location: 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-326-9786 ext. 10
Walkers and their dogs are welcome at Tucson Botanical Gardens every Tuesday and Thursday in June, July, August, and September. Bring a leash, water for you and your dog and waste disp...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

Miniatures From the Mind's Eye of Ric Maledon

June 02, 2015 - August 02, 2015
Event Location: 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-881-0606
The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures features work by Ric Maledon, the Tucson-based artist whose small-scale paintings and miniatures delve into an array of subjects from time ma...more

Minor Mutiny at MOCA

July 30, 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. Hang...more

Mt. Lemmon Sky Ride

June 25, 2015 - August 03, 2015
Event Location: 10300 Ski Run Rd., Mt. Lemmon, AZ 85619
Phone: 520-576-1321 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm MST)
The Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley ski lift is open as a Sky Ride, Thursdays through Mondays, during the summer. The Sky Ride to the summit and back takes about one hour, and travels from 8,200...more

SkyNights at UA Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

June 08, 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

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

Space Wars at Gaslight Theatre

June 11, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Event Location: 7010 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85710
Phone: 520-886-9428
The Gaslight Theatre presents the comedy "Space Wars," a 2015 teaser. more

The Arizona Cavalcade of History

June 01, 2015 - July 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 his...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 betwee...more