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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 Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Gem Show Hunt Tucson-

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

After a day of exploring the treasures at Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase, take time to explore Tucson with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of th...more

AZ Opera: Eugene Onegin

January 31, 2015 - February 01, 2015
Event Location: 260 S. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-293-4336
From Pushkin's classic poem comes Tchaikovsky's theatrical magnum opus.  Set in St. Petersburg and the snowy Russian countryside, this new production features David Adam Moore in th...more

Candlelight Tour of Colossal Cave & Dinner Under the Ramada

February 14, 2014 - February 14, 2015
Event Location: 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Vail, AZ 85641
Phone: 520-647-7121


Menu: Fresh garden salad
Mesquite-grilled steak or salmon
Parsley baby red potatoes
Southwestern green beans
Belky's Sweethear...more

Cowboy Operetta

January 31, 2015
Event Location: 473 E. 26th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713
Make a Hand presents the Cowboy Operetta, featuring new artist and Tucson native Cory Padilla with LeeAnne Savage in concert at the historic El Casino Ballroom. Other entertainment and f...more

The Royal Opera House at The Screening Room

January 25, 2015
Event Location: 127 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-882-0204
The Screening Room presents Shakespeare, Opera, and Ballet productions from Royal Opera, Globe On Screen, and around the world. Most Sundays @ 2pm. Tickets range in price with discounts ...more

Tucson Desert Art Museum: Michael Holcomb – GEOlogic

November 01, 2014 - March 23, 2015
Event Location: 7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste 11, Tucson, AZ 85715
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The Tucson Desert Art Museum hosts an exhibit featuring the work of Michael Holcomb whose images interpret the canyons, mesas, caves, cliffs, the effects of weathering and erosion, the v...more

Tucson Sculpture Festival

January 31, 2015 - February 14, 2015
Event Location: 1122 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, Az 85705
Phone: 520-624-7099, 520-405-5800
The Drawing Studio presents over 75 local and international sculptors, including artists from New York, Germany and China. The opening reception will take place at the Art Gallery other ...more

Tucson Winter Chain Trap Shoot

January 27, 2015 - February 01, 2015
Event Location: 7800 W. Old Ajo Hwy., Tucson, AZ 85735
Phone: 520-883-6426

The Tucson Trap and Skeet Club is hosting the Winter Trap Shoot, with up to 300 individual participants from all over the world testing their skills against some very challenging ta...more

Yume Japanese Gardens - Ceramic Sculpture by Ping Wei

January 19, 2015 - February 28, 2015
Event Location: 2130 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-332-2928
 Come see the works of Phoenix artist Ping Wei, whose sculptures stand on their own in mostly earth-toned colors, and with clear lines and mass.  People are invited to arrange ...more

Ongoing Events

Arizona Theatre Company: Five Presidents

January 10, 2015 - January 31, 2015
Event Location: 330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-622-2823
Arizona Theatre Company presents a world premier play of five living Presidents together at Richard Nixon's funeral, trying to find relevance after being the most powerful people in the ...more

Birds of Tohono Chul Walking Tour

January 24, 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. The Birds of Tohono Chul begins at 8:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Details at www.toho...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 phot...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
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