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This Weekend in Tucson 8/24 - 8/26

Friday, August 24, 2018   /   by Traci Jones

This Weekend in Tucson 8/24 - 8/26


Friday, August 24, 2018

Tucson Petting Zoo! 9:00AM - 7:00PM

$8 a person/Includes food for all the animals and a full tour! Come down and meet capybaras, tortoise, goats, chickens, porcupines and lots more! Funny Foot Farms 2405 W. Wetmore Rd. 399-6555 www.tucsonpettingzoo.com OR www.facebook.com/FunnyFootFarm


Banner UMC Farmers’ Market 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Open to the public/Great lunchtime meals, produce, gluten-free and vegan cookies, art, massage/UAMC College of Medicine 1501 N Campbell Ave. 261-6982 www.foodinroot.com/farmersmarkets/umc-farmers-market (SEE MORE INFO-BANNER UMC)

Strings Attached Knitting Meet-Up 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Adults & Teens/Free range knitters and crocheters of every skill level share conversation, inspiration, patterns and perspectives in a lively atmosphere of fiber and fun/Dusenberry-River Library 5605 E. River Rd. 594-5345


2 for 1 Admission Night 4:00PM - 8:00PM

$5 for all Southern AZ Residents age 7 & up/Arizona History Museum 949 E. 2nd St. 628-5774 (Free Parking: AZ Historical Society garage at the NE corner of E. 2nd St. & N. Euclid Ave)

Leaping Lizard Gallery welcomes potter Elaine Dow 5:00PM - 8:00PM

We invite you to an open house to meet Elaine/She is a talented, Tucson artist that brings beautiful functional pottery to our gallery-Please join us in welcoming her! Light refreshments will be available/Leaping Lizard Gallery 6530 East Tanque Verde Rd. at La Plaza Shoppes 722-1266


Bad Bunny-La Nueva Religion Tour Pt II 8:00PM

$39 & up/Tucson Arena 260 South Church Ave. 791-4101


Music by Rival Shapes 8:00PM

$5, 21+/With Broken Girls From Affluent Backgrounds/Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848


Gary Morris and Friends: A Benefit for Heather 8:30PM

Famed country music artist and Broadway star Gary Morris will make a rare Tucson appearance in a benefit concert for his injured niece, Heather, and other victims of domestic violence/Tickets: $100 which includes a CD and meet-and-greet pass/$50 which includes a CD/$35 for balcony seats/Rialto Theatre 318 E. Congress St. 740-1000

Free Dance Class 8:30PM

The Latin Band Zona Libre will be playing every Friday/Free Dance Lesson with entry 8:30PM to 9:30PM/Dancing from 9:30PM till midnight/All Ages-Singles & Couples (Cover $5) Zona Libare 1801 N Stone (Magic Mikey 444-0439)


Karaoke with Martha! 9:00PM

Tell her the name of the song or the artist and she's got it! There is always room in the rotation and great voices of all ages! The show doesn't stop until 2AM/Nevada Smith's Saloon 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com


Saturday, August 25, 2018

Maeveen Behan Desert Sanctuary Nature Walk 7:00AM - 8:30AM

Enjoy a naturalist-guid?ed walk through Sonoran Desert habitat on mostly-level trails and learn about the diverse plants and wildlife that inhabit the area/Ages 12 and up/Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee/Arthur Pack Regional Park 9101 N. Thornydale Rd. 724-5375 for registration info


Family Birding Agua Caliente Park 7:30AM - 9:00AM

Join an all ages walk for beginning birders to explore the diversity of birds found in our area/Identify birds by shape, plumage, and behavior, and learn how to use binoculars and field guides Loaner binoculars available-Children free/Adults free with Membership, Non-Member Adult $5 fee/Agua Caliente Park 12325 Agua Caliente Park Rd. 724-5375 for registration info


Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Celebration Day 10:00AM

Join us for a “behind the scenes” chorus experience-Come share in the music, fun, food, and more! The Tucson Arizona Boys is open to all boys age 6-12, and teens are welcome in our Young Men’s Ensemble/No prior musical experience is required/Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus 5770 E. Pima 296-6277


Companion Planting 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Plant diversity is an important factor in creating a healthy, productive garden/In this class, we'll discuss the many ways that plants can aid each other by simply growing in close proximity-Presenter: Brandon Merchant, owner of Southwest Victory Gardens/Oro Valley Public Library 1305 W. Naranja Dr. 594-5580


The Cat Video Fest 2:00PM

$8/$6 ENCORE presentation of the Cat Video Fest that screened at The Loft Cinema in December, 2017/Benefitting the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and the HOPE Animal Shelter! Take a break from the heat and dive into this purr-fectly hilarious collection of kooky kitty videos on the big screen, and help us raise money for cats in need while you’re having a ton of feline fun in the sun! The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-0844


Introduction to Taiko 2:30PM - 4:30PM

What is taiko? It's a Japanese art form using BIG drums. It's a musical martial art team sport with elements of dance, voice and theatre. This two-hour class will introduce you to the basics of taiko. Learn a bit about its roots in Japan, the technique and kata (form), and a simple song-Suggested donation $20/Rhythm Industry Performance Factory 1013 S. Tyndall Ave. 481-8003

Beat the Heat – Sangria & Salsa Festival 4:00PM - 9:00PM

$25/Enjoy sampling of Craft infused sangria, commercial sangria’s, craft margaritas and mojitos, mexican and micro brew beers, wine, and craft spirits. Snack on some chips and Salsa, and go for it with the food trucks and artisan food vendors, then work it all off on the dance floor learning to Salsa dance! There will be shopping with our vendors as well! Tucson Convention Center 260 South Church Ave. 791-4101


Music by Hickoids 7:00PM

$8-$10, 21+/With Pork Torta/Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848


Teen Dive-in Movie Night 7:30PM

Free "Spider-man" Fun, safe and secure event for Oro Valley teens, ages 13-19/Join us for fun pool games and a movie! Oro Valley Aquatic Center 23 W. Calle Concordia-Oro Valley 297-SWIM

¡Three Amigos! Free Outdoor Screening at Old Tucson 7:30PM - 10:30PM

No advance tickets, first-come, first-seated-Seating is limited to availability-Please bring your own seating-Bleacher seating is also available/Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short travel a dusty road to adventure in this hilariously zany mixture of slapstick, one-liners and sight gags/Old Tucson 201 S Kinney Rd. 883-0100


Music by Fire Glass 9:00PM

No Cover/Nu-Metal band based out of Tucson, Arizona that is best described as a blend of rock and old-school rap-With special performances by A Liar Like You and After The Calm/Edge Bar Tucson 4635 N. Flowing Wells Rd. 887-9027


Sunday, August 26, 2018


Tucson Metaphysics Fair 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Free admission and parking/Psychics, Mediums, Past Life Readings, Reiki and Spiritual Healing, Tarot, Angel Cards, Palmistry, Astrology, Numerology, Stone readings, Human Design readings, Vendors/Best Western Inn Suites Foothills Hotel 6201 N North Oracle Rd-Just south of Orange Grove (Dave Bodell 579-8930)


Tucson Petting Zoo! 9:00AM - 6:00PM

$8 a person/Includes food for all the animals and a full tour! Come down and meet capybaras, tortoise, goats, chickens, porcupines and lots more! Funny Foot Farms 2405 W. Wetmore Rd. 399-6555 www.tucsonpettingzoo.com OR www.facebook.com/FunnyFootFarm

The WORKship Project 9:30AM - 12:00PM

Every Sunday Morning/Group of volunteers, mostly families, feed between 100 to 300 homeless and disadvantaged Tucsonans at the Z Mansion downtown/WORKship volunteers help run an extensive first-aid station, cook a warm meals and whip up over 150 lunch bags for those in need/Z Mansion 288 North Church Ave. (Volunteers of all ages-including families-need not call ahead, but are invited to come down to help out any Sunday throughout the year)

Green Chili Roast 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Free samples of roasted green chilies and fresh green chilies/Apple Annie's Orchard 6405 Williams Rd-Willcox 384-4685


The Music of Neil Diamond! 2:00PM

$25/$24/$13 2 Times: 2PM & 6PM/Join Gaslight favorite, David Fanning, as he performs his concert of Neil Diamond’s greatest hits-You’ll hear songs like Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, America, Forever in Blue Jeans and so many more! The Gaslight Music Hall 13005 N Oracle Rd. at Rancho Vistoso Blvd-Oro Valley 529-1000 www.gaslightmusichall.com


Painting Class (Eiffel Tower at Night) 2:00PM

$25/Bring a friend, bring the kids and follow our instructor's step by step instructions while you create your own beautiful masterpiece! Creative Juice 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste. #160 (La Plaza Shoppes) 359-6675 www.creativejuiceartbar.com


UofA Women's Soccer vs. Houston Baptist 6:00PM

$5/$8 UofA Mulcahy Stadium-Murphey Field 2300 E 15th St. 621-CATS


Family Skate Night 6:00PM - 9:00PM

$6 Individual or $12 for up to 6 Skaters ($3 Skate Rental) Skate Country 7980 E. 22nd St 298-4409

Southwest Soul Circuit Presents: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin 7:00PM

$12-$15/Kevin & Tanisha Hamilton, & Special Guests/Rialto Theatre 318 E. Congress St. 740-1000


Full Moon Wander 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Join a Pima County naturalist to send off the sun and welcome the full moon/Nature reveals another side in the night hours; there is always something to discover! Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and a flashlight-Ages 12 and up/Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee/Feliz Paseos Park 1600 N Camino De Oeste 724-5375 For Registration Information


Steve Martin and Martin Short 7:30PM

$53 & up/Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers and renowned jazz pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko/The show, “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life,” includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers, and conversations about their lives in show business/Tucson Arena 260 South Church Ave. 791-4101




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