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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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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

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
Recurring daily -->

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

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 Desert at Sunset

May 01, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Event Location: 3001 E. Skyline Dr. (at Campbell), Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 1-520-623-4000
Tucson's Diana Madaras, one of the region's most influential and widely recognized artists, will present "The Desert at Sunset" for the entire month of May at Madaras Gallery/S...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

TROT Benefit Concert at The Maverick

May 31, 2015
Event Location: 6622 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715
Phone: 520-298-0430

An afternoon and evening boot-scooting, live music and dancing, with raffles and door prizes to benefit TROT (Therapeutic Riding of Tucson) at The Maverick, King of Clubs--Tucson's ...more

Ongoing Events

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

Birds of Tohono Chul Walking Tour

April 29, 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

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

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

Farmers' Market at Loft Cinema-Saturdays

May 30, 2015
Event Location: 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: 520-795-0844
The Loft Cinema Farmer's Market takes place every Saturday morning in the venue's outdoor patio area, and features fresh, organic produce from The Food Conspiracy Co-op and other local v...more

Farmers' Market at Steam Pump Ranch-Saturdays

May 30, 2015
Event Location: 10901 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Phone: 520-882-2157
Steam Pump Ranch provides a picturesque backdrop for Oro Valley's Heirloom Farmers Market. Regional farmers, ranchers, and artisan food producers average over 30 vendor stalls and over 7...more

Horses of the West: Power, Freedom and Friendship

April 14, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Event Location: 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-2333
Tucson Museum of Art exhibits a stunning selection of masterpieces of the America West, where horses are symbols of strength, wildness, and companionship.  Visitors may view multipl...more

La Vida Fantástica at Tucson Museum of Art

April 14, 2015 - June 28, 2015
Event Location: 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-2333
Tucson Museum of Art highlights selections from its extensive collection of Latin American Folk Art, including a an array of beautiful sculptures, figurines, textiles, masks, and ceramic...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

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