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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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"Fantasy" and "The Golden Age of Hollywood"

May 24, 2015
Event Location: 260 S. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 1-800-745-3000 Ticketmaster

Academy of Ballet, Tap and Jazz presents the showcase "Fantasy," featuring dancers in short story ballets set to great orchestral work, and "The Golden Age of Hollywo...more

Art Glass Exhibition: Philabaum Celebrates 40 Years

May 02, 2015 - September 26, 2015
Event Location: 711 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-884-7404

Philabaum Gallery presents a summertime exhibition of original art glass to commemorate 40 successful years in business. Artist Tom Philabaum built the first glass studio in Arizona...more

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

Desert Delectables Night

May 30, 2015
Phone: 520-883-2702
Sample the distinctive flavors of the Sonoran desert as chefs from Tucson Originals restaurants tempt you with savory and sweet creations using native ingredients at this special event f...more

Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure World Tour

May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Event Location: 17 W. Congress, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-547-3040
Fox Tucson Theatre presents Eddie Izzard, the great British standup comedian, who's humor reflects the scattershot lunacy of Monty Python, manic energy of Robin Williams, and a sophistic...more

FC Tucson vs. BYU Cougars

May 23, 2015
Event Location: 2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713
Phone: 520-434-1011
FC Tucson semi-pro soccer team plays against BYU Cougars for an evening of fun at Kino Sports Complex North Stadium. more

Glory: Tucson Repertory Orchestra

May 23, 2015
Event Location: 7575 N Pasao Del Norte (between Magee and Ina), Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: 520-797-3959
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance hosts an afternoon of "Glorious Music" featuring the Tucson Repertory Orchestra, with Toru Tagawa, music director and conductor, and...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

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

Memorial Day Eve with Drew Cooper and Christie Huff

May 24, 2015
Event Location: 311 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-622-8848
Club Congress presents their Memorial Day Eve Country Party, featuring Tucson's very own Drew Cooper and Nashville's Christie Huff.  Must be 21+ for admission. 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
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