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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

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

Art Glass Exhibition: Glass Reimagined

February 07, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Event Location: 711 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-884-7404

Philabaum Gallery presents an exhibition featuring the glass-box series of Henry Halem, the first president of the Glass Art Society and Head of Glass Studies at Kent State Universi...more

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

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

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

Ongoing Events

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

Diamonds are Forever

January 27, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Event Location: 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr., Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-881-0606
A new temporary exhibit, "Diamonds are Forever: The Incredible Journeys of World-Famous Diamonds and the People Who Owned Them," will be traveling from the Museum of Ventura Co...more

El Nacimiento (The Nativity Scene)

December 16, 2014 - May 31, 2015
Event Location: 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-2333
A traditional Mexican nativity scene made with hundreds of tiny lights and earthen figurines displayed at one of Tucson's oldest buildings, La Casa Cordova, Tucson Museum of Art Historic...more

Medicine Man Gallery: Josh Elliott - The Next West: Innovating Tradition

March 07, 2015 - April 15, 2015
Event Location: 6872 E. Sunrise Dr., Ste. 150, Tucson, AZ 85750
Phone: 520-722-7798

Join Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery for a show and sale of fine art landscape and plein air oil paintings by Montana artist Josh Elliott.  Opening reception with the artist...more

SkyNights at UA Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

March 02, 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

The Retablo of Ciudad Rodrigo at UA Museum of Art

January 14, 2014
Event Location: 1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, AZ 85721-0002
Phone: 520-621-7567
Every Tuesday-Friday, the University of Arizona Museum of Art's exhibit of 26 panels from the altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo is one of the most important groups of paintings produced in la...more

UA Campus Arboretum Tours

January 24, 2015 - May 23, 2015
Event Location: 1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 520-621-7074
Learn the history and the heritage of Arizona's oldest University on a campus tour hosted by the University of Arizona Campus Arboretum.  Tour groups meet in the Taylor Botanical Pl...more

UA Museum of Art - Beauties: The Photography of Andy Warhol

March 17, 2015 - June 14, 2015
Event Location: 1031 N. Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 520-621-7567

UA Museum of Art exhibits photography of one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century, Andy Warhol.  Through a generous gift from the Warhol Photographic Legec...more