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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. Signature Tucson 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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The Metamorphic Art of Octavio OCampo

April 14, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Event Location: 3915 E. Broadway Bvd., Tucson, Az 85711
Phone: 520-882-5595
The Consulate of Mexico in Tucson invites you to the exhibition of Octavio OCampo, a Mexican surrealist painter. more

Ongoing Events

Arizona Historical Society - "I Am Tucson"

August 01, 2015
Event Location: 949 E. 2nd St., Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-628-5774
Join the Arizona History Museum in celebrating a new hands-on-experience where YOU become part of the exhibit.  "I am Tucson" invites the community to share their impressi...more

Butterfly Magic at the Gardens

October 01, 2015 - May 31, 2016
Event Location: 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-326-9686
Every day, through May, Tucson Botanical Gardens presents a live tropical butterfly exhibit. View colorful butterflies fluttering and marvel at nature's flying flowers at the new Cox C...more

DeGrazia’s The Way of the Cross

March 07, 2016 - August 24, 2016
Event Location: 6300 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-299-9191
The annual showing of Ted DeGrazia's "The Way of the Cross" is on display with 15 original oil paintings that depict the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. Instead of the t...more

Etherton Gallery: Sightlines

March 08, 2016 - June 04, 2016
Event Location: 135 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-7370
Downtown's Etherton Gallery announces a new exhibition of photographs by Dick Arentz, Jody Forster and Daniel Leivick, landscape photography from the darkroom to Google Maps, opening u...more

Puzzles, Proofs and Patterns at Flandrau Center

October 21, 2015
Event Location: 1601 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 520-621-4516
Flandrau Planetarium presents a new exhibit, "Puzzles, Proofs, and Patterns: Experience the World of Mathematics." Packed with hands-on games and puzzles for all ages, this new...more

Recall at the Movies: Selections from the Archive of Visual Arts

March 26, 2016 - November 06, 2016
Event Location: 1031 N. Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 520-621-7567
UA Museum of Art bi-annual showcase Space artist Robert McCall (1919-2010), known for his ability to bring viewers to unknown places using his limitless imagination. It was this talen...more

Rise of The Sheik at Gaslight Theatre

March 31, 2016 - June 05, 2016
Event Location: 7010 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85710
Phone: 520-886-9428
Come laugh with the cast of "Rise of The Sheik" at the Gaslight Theatre. more

Small Things Considered - 24th Small Works Invitational

April 29, 2016 - June 25, 2016
Event Location: 154 E. 6th St., Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: 520-629-9759
Davis Dominguez Gallery presents a big show of contemporary art in its most traditional forms; fine paintings, drawings and sculptures representing Tucson's great artists and up-and-comi...more

The Retablo of Ciudad Rodrigo at UA Museum of Art

June 02, 2015
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

Waterflow: Under the Colorado River

January 16, 2016 - July 03, 2016
Event Location: 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-2333
Tucson Museum of Art presents the new body of work by Arizona photographer Kathleen Velo which expands on her previous explorations of water-its sources and the ramifications of over usa...more