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Cool Summer Rates Make a Splash at Tucson's JW Marriott Resort

Back by popular demand, plan on sipping signature margaritas this summer by booking the Margarita Package at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa. Known for an extensive collection of tequilas and complimentary tequila toast every evening on the Salud Patio, this summer package is worth savoring.

The Screening Room cinema to re-open under new management in April

The Arizona Media Arts Center is pleased to announce new management for The Screening Room, located at 127 East Congress in downtown Tucson. The new management, Outsider Cinema LLC, is a local film company that works in the production, exhibition and distribution of independent film. The Screening Room will host the 27th edition of the Arizona International Film Festival, listed as #8 in the “15 Best Festival in Arizona”, April 18 through April 29, 2018.

Presidio District Hosts New City of Gastronomy Tour

T.the Presidio District in Downtown Tucson is hosting a new food tour to celebrate Tucson’s City of Gastronomy designation. “The Presidio District Experience: A Progressive Food Heritage and History Tour” focuses on the very reasons that Tucson was designated a UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

El Guero Canelo's Sonoran Hot Dog Wins James Beard 2018 America's Classics Award

(January 18, 2018) Here in Tucson, Ariz. we couldn't be prouder of our hometown El Guero Canelo, owned by Daniel Contreras, for winning one of five 2018 America's Classic James Beard Awards, to be given out in Chicago on Monday, May 7, 2018. Sonoran hot dogs are a true cross-border creation, especially in the case of El Guero Canelo, which opened in 1993 as a food cart (the original cart can be seen at their Oracle location, one of three in Tucson).


FC Tucson and Phoenix Rising FC Debut Mobile Mini Sun Cup, Feb. 3-24, 2018

FC Tucson and Phoenix Rising FC announced the dates and teams participating in the 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup and Major League Soccer (MLS) Preseason, the seventh consecutive MLS Preseason event hosted in Tucson, AZ. Eleven MLS clubs are playing preseason matches in Tucson from February 3-24, 2018. Mobile Mini is also sponsoring the 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup MVP Award, which will be given to the most valuable player during the tournament.

PGA TOUR Champions and Exact Sciences announce Cologuard Classic as new title of Tucson event

The PGA TOUR and Exact Sciences, the manufacturer of Cologuard, announced today an agreement making the early cancer detection company title sponsor of the PGA TOUR Champions event in Tucson, to be played February 26-March 4, 2018, two weeks earlier than the event’s traditional date to align with the beginning of March as national Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

Tucson Sports Named as a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award Winner

Tucson Sports in Tucson, AZ has been recognized as a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award winner. Award winning destinations and venues for youth and amateur sports will be honored in the January 2018 issue of SportsEvents Magazine.