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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 ...


Events Calendar

What do cinnamon-raisin tamales, a 5K zombie mud run, and the world's biggest non-motorized parade have in common? They're all part of the Tucson events scene, where being a little different is never a bad thing. Find your special event with our calendar below. Featured events are highlighted, and you can add any event to your personal Trip Planner. Also, just like anywhere, events sometimes have last minute changes. If you're making a special trip out, be sure to call ahead.


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Amazing Tucson Scavenger Hunt Adventure

January 29, 2015 - June 30, 2015
Event Location: 311 N. Court Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 805-603-5620

Explore Tucson with a fun scavenger-hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour as you turn Tucson into a giant gameboard. Tour starts at ...more

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Gala 2015 - Sonoran Desert Kaleidoscope

April 26, 2015
Event Location: 2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
Phone: 520-883-3055

Celebrate the colors of the Sonoran Desert at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Gala 2015.  Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Desert Garden with live musical entertainme...more

Art Exhibit - Sonoran Desert: Large & Small

February 20, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Event Location: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: 520-742-6455

Tohono Chul presents two exciting new exhibits in the Exhibit House: "Sonoran Desert: Large & Small"honors the 30th anniversary of Tohono Chul as it investigates the...more

Cantores: Male Quartet a Cappella Ensemble

April 26, 2015
Event Location: 2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson, AZ 85709
Phone: 520-206-6986
Pima Community College Music presents "CANTORES: Male Quartet a Cappella Ensemble" whose common bond is making good a cappella music. Their repertoire draws from a variety of s...more

Israel 67 Celebration

April 26, 2015
Event Location: 3800 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-577-9393

The Weintraub Israel Center hosts this year's Israel festival with congregations, community organizations and artists together at a Shuk (marketplace).  There is something for ...more

Japanese Doll Exhibit at Yume Japanese Gardens

March 01, 2015 - April 30, 2015
Event Location: 2130 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona 85712
Phone: 520-332-2928
Yume Japanese Gardens presents a fascinating exhibition highlighting the diversity of Japanese dolls in different mediums: ceramic, cloth, wood, and paper. more

Meet the Trilobites - Arizona's First Inhabitants

February 07, 2015 - February 07, 2016
Event Location: 1601 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721
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Long before dinosaurs ruled the earth, trilobites -- ancient relatives of lobsters and horseshoe crabs -- flourished in the warm seas that covered much of Arizona. Travel back in ti...more

Michael McDonald in Concert

April 30, 2015
Event Location: 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd., Sahuarita, AZ 85629
Phone: 520-294-7777
The distinctive soul sounds of Michael McDonald have been a part of the musical landscape since the late '70s.  For one night only, see this Grammy Award winner at the Desert Diamon...more

Rodeo Days at Arizona Historical Society Museum

February 20, 2015 - April 30, 2015
Event Location: 949 E. 2nd St., Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-628-5774
Two new exhibits featuring exciting rodeo photography at Arizona Historical Society's Arizona History Museum: Textured Portraits: Ken Blackbird's Rodeo Photography, from th...more

TSO Moveable Musical Feast

April 26, 2015
Event Location: 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-882-8585

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra Brass Quartet and String Quartet perform during an evening of world-class music, cocktails, wine and hors d'oeuvres, an elegant dinner and delicious de...more

Ongoing Events

Astronomical: Photographs of Our Solar System and Beyond

January 31, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Event Location: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
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The evolution of photography has been inextricably bound up with the field of astronomy. Since photography's earliest days, it has been used as a tool to advance astronomical observ...more

Birdathon 2015

April 10, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Event Location: 300 E. University Blvd, #120, Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: (520) 629-0510 ext 7002

Birdathon is like a walkathon, only instead of walking, we go birding! Birdathoners choose one day (a "Big Day") to go out birding and see as many species as they can see....more

Birds of Tohono Chul Walking Tour

March 30, 2015
Event Location: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: 520-742-6455
Tohono Chul hosts several docent-led and self-guided walking tours of its grounds. Learn to identify birds that are local residents and those just passing through, plus information on ha...more

Borderlands Theater: River City

April 09, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Event Location: 738 N. 5th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-882-7406

Borderlands Theater presents "River City" spaning four decades and investigating race, memory, and the ghosts that haunt one American family.



Broadway in Tucson: Newsies

April 21, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Event Location: 1020 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000
Broadway in Tucson presents "Newsies," a Disney Theatrical Productions stage musical based on the 1992 film Newsies, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike...more

Curtis Reframed: The Arizona Portfolios

January 16, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Event Location: 1013 E. University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721-0026
Phone: 520-626-8381

Arizona State Museum (ASM) displays an exhibit that explores Edward S. Curtis's (famed photographer of the American West) work in Arizona from 1903 to 1928, featuring photogravures ...more

DeGrazia’s The Way of the Cross

March 18, 2015 - May 28, 2015
Event Location: 6300 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-299-9191

The annual showing of Ted DeGrazia's "The Way of the Cross" is on display with 15 original oil paintings that depict the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. Instead of th...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
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