Tucson Spotlight


Events Calendar

You'll find an array of regional events listed below. Create your own itinerary by adding multiple events to our Trip Planner. Be sure to confirm details in advance, using the contact information provided with each event, because last-minute changes sometimes occur despite our efforts to ensure information is current. Featured event listings are highlighted with shaded background.


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Inside and Out: Plants as Art

June 15, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Event Location: 7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste 11, Tucson, AZ 85715
Recurring daily -->
At Tucson Desert Art Museum several interior and exterior planted areas are sharing the "greening" process with our museum visitors. On any given day, visitors to the Museum wi...more

Inside Desert Cosmos

June 15, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Event Location: 7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste 11, Tucson, AZ 85715
Recurring daily -->
At Tucson Desert Art Museum, see astrophotographs taken by Adam Block of the U of A Sky Center. more

Meteor Mania at Kitt Peak

July 28, 2014
Event Location: S. R. 86 (Ajo Way)/Junction 386, Tucson, AZ 85726
Phone: 520-318-8726
Watch Mother Nature's summer fireworks show at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Travel far away from the city lights to view a Triple-Threat Version! with Delta Aquarids, P...more

Twilight Thursdays: Alien Edition

July 31, 2014
Event Location: 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-326-9686 ext. 10
The Tucson Botanical Gardens hosts an evening with fun family activities and entertainment focused around an 'Alien Invasion: Of the Plant Kind' exhibit. Enjoy Alien-inspired crafts...more

Ongoing Events

Birds of Tohono Chul Walking Tour

July 21, 2014
Event Location: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: 520-742-6455
Tohono Chul hosts docent-led walking tours of its grounds at 8:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Details at more

Curtis Reframed: The Arizona Volumes

June 09, 2014 - July 30, 2015
Event Location: 1013 E. University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721-0026
Phone: 520-626-8381

This exhibit of iconic photographs by Edward S. Curtis, famed photographer of the American West, features approximately 60 images from the permanent collections of Arizona State Mus...more

DeGrazia Paints the Signs of the Zodiac

June 03, 2014 - January 28, 2015
Event Location: 6300 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-299-9191
Artist Ted DeGrazia created a series of astrological paintings, drawings and essays which were infused with  the artist's regional perspective and imagery from native cultures, at D...more

DeGrazia’s Nuns

June 25, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Event Location: 6300 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-299-9191

Nuns at work, prayer, an play are featured in a new collection of work by artist Ted DeGrazia.  Oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, enamels and ceramics are included in this ...more

East Wing – I.U.D: BAKERMAN

May 24, 2014 - October 12, 2014
Event Location: 265 S. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-5019

Tucson's Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) presents visual artists and musicians Lizzi Bougatos, Sadie Laska and Spencer Sweeney.  All three have shown their paintings at vario...more

Etherton Gallery: Wild America

June 10, 2014 - August 30, 2014
Event Location: 135 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-7370

Downtown's Etherton Gallery is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with a glorious display of photography from Ansel Adams and Debra Bloomfield. Wild America cont...more

Gallery Row ArtWalk

July 24, 2014
Event Location: 3001 E. Skyline Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718
Recurring weekly on Thursday -->
Browse the eclectic collection of fine art and enjoy wine tastings at the Gallery Row galleries at Skyline and Campbell on Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. more

Ghostblasters at Gaslight Theatre

June 12, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Event Location: 7010 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85710
Phone: 520-886-9428

Catch the assembled team of misfit scientists, calling themselves "The Ghostblasters" for a spine-tingling and side-splitting musical comedy adventure, at the Gaslight The...more

Live Theatre Workshop: Molly Sweeney

July 24, 2014 - August 30, 2014
Event Location: 5317 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-327-4242
Molly Sweeney, blind since infancy is given a chance to see.  This poetic play explores Molly's fantasies and expectations of how everything will change.  This is a play about ...more

Meet Me at Maynards: Social Run & Walk

July 28, 2014
Event Location: 311 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-991-0733 OR 520-545-0577
Southern Arizona Roadrunners presents a non-competitive 3-mile run/walk and social event beginning and ending downtown in the patio courtyard at Hotel Congress, across Toole Avenue from ...more

Meet Me in Marana

July 30, 2014
Event Location: 8000 N. Silverbell Road, Marana, AZ 85653
Recurring weekly on Wednesday -->
A free Wednesday night walk/run, starting at Wade McLean Park, situated immediately east of Coyote Trails Elementary School. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome: walke...more

Naomi & Michelle's Excellent Adventure

June 12, 2014 - August 30, 2014
Event Location: 13005 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85739
Phone: 520-512-5145
The Great American Playhouse presents "Naomi and Michelle's Excellent Adventure" where Nola, a humble seed-planter, must protect her clan of Ashers from the Schmucks, a Neander...more

Paradiso Bar & Lounge Free Concert Thursdays

July 24, 2014
Event Location: 5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85757
Phone: 800-344-9435
Sol Casinos presents a free concert on Thursdays at Casino del Sol with a lineup that includes tributes to classic rock music legends. more

Planetarium Shows at Flandrau

July 24, 2014
Event Location: 1601 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 520-621-7827

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium's daily, all-ages programming lets you explore the wonders of Arizona's starry night sky, discover constellations and planets in our solar ...more

Santa Cruz River Farmers' Market-Thursdays

July 24, 2014
Event Location: 100 S. Avenida del Convento, Tucson, AZ 85701
Recurring weekly on Thursday -->
Shop for locally grown fruits/vegetables, plants, flowers, eggs, baked/canned goods, honey, gourds, and herbal remedies at Mercado San Agustin on Thursdays, 3 - 6 p.m. October-April and...more

Steward Observatory Mirror Lab Tours

July 21, 2014
Event Location: 527 National Championship Drive, Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 520-626-8792

This 90-minute tour provides a unique opportunity to learn how innovative engineering and optical technology melds with manufacturing techniques to produce the largest and most adva...more

The Best of the Best: Prize Minerals from the Vaults of Arizona's Collectors

March 24, 2014 - December 30, 2014
Event Location: 1601 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-621-7827

The UA Mineral Museum's "Best of the Best" exhibit features many of the most exquisite minerals from the most admired collections in the state.   The exhibit also bri...more

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