FUGA

Members of FUGA roll out on a monthly ride. With their rides, they hope to promote safer streets and representation for Tucson’s south-side and west-side communities.

"Impulse" glowing seesaws 

The University of Arizona is now home to a temporary exhibit where glowing seesaws are the star. The all-ages installation is home to 15 seesaws that illuminate the area, brought to campus through Arizona Arts Live.

When: Now through Nov. 8

Where: Outside of the UA Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.

Cost: Free to ride

Visit the event page for more information.


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Cyclovia — Tucson's biggest block party — this Sunday 

Enjoy great weather, meet new people, and get a little exercise — all on four miles of city streets closed to car traffic and open to people. Pull up a lawn chair, walk your dog, roller skate, blow bubbles — it's safe and fun to join in, because during Cyclovia, the streets are yours!


Fall Ikebana Festival

Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson describes Ikebana as a "meditative art of Japanese floral arranging." At this festival, you'll find colorful floral arrangements showcased throughout the grounds of the gardens. "Unlike the flowers you may have seen here in America, Ikebana uniquely emphasizes shape, line and form while giving equal attention and importance to the branches, stems and leaves of a plant rather than merely arranging its blooms."

When: Oct. 27-Nov. 6. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, 2130 N. Alvernon Way

Cost: $18, $5 for kids under 15

Visit the event page for more information.

Ghouls Market

The Downtown Clifton is hosting a mini market ahead of Halloween. Shop from eight makers, enjoy live music 6-9 p.m., and enter the costume contest at 8 p.m.

When: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27

Where: The Downtown Clifton, 485 S. Stone Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Discovery Nights at Children's Museum Tucson

Visit Children's Museum Tucson for a free night of science and art, including story times and pop-up science experiments. 

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursdays

Where: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Diwali Celebrations

India Society of Southern Arizona is throwing a party in celebration of Diwali. There will be performances, dancing, karaoke and Indian food. 

When: 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28

Where: GLH Event Center, 1365 W. Grant Road

Cost: $30 for adults, $20 for kids

Visit the event page for more information. 

Ride with FUGA

Take a bike ride with organization FUGA, which advocates for mobility, accessibility and representation for Tucson's south-side and west-side communities. 

When: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28

Where: El Pueblo Center, 101 W. Irvington Road 

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Chinese Chorizo Festival

This festival is the first of its kind in Tucson, celebrating Chinese chorizo, "an obscured historic food symbol of Chinese and Mexican immigrant solidarity in Tucson during the 1880-1960s." Participating local restaurants will prepare dishes with Chinese chorizo (and a vegan version).

When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 28-30

Where: Participating restaurants across Tucson.

Cost: Prices vary.

Visit the event page for more information.

#LovePup Family Fest

Hosted by the #LovePup Foundation founded by popular radio DJ Johnjay Van Es and his wife Blake, #LovePup Family Fest is bringing pet adoptions, trick-or-treating, costume contests, and kid-friendly activities to Reid Park. 

When: 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28

Where: Reid Park

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Brewin at the Chul

Tohono Chul is hosting its first-ever fall series at its Garden Bistro! There will be music, spirits, brews and a rotating menu.

When: 5-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 17

Where: Tohono Chul, 7366 Paseo del Norte

Cost: Pricing varies based on menu items ordered. The gardens will be closed during these events. 

Visit the event page for more information.

Art Corner with BICAS

Get free access to recycled bike art parts, tools and other materials and get creative! Once you're finished, you can donate your creation to BICAS or give a suggested donation to the nonprofit, if you're able to. Check in at the front counter before heading to the art area.

When: 4-6 p.m. Fridays

Where: BICAS, 2001 N. Seventh Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, donation suggested 

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Movies with Nightjar

Head to Nightjar, the sister bar of The Coronet and Meyer Avenue Cafe, for drinks, late-night bites and a movie — ones that "couldn’t either get on or stay on the public’s radar" — on the patio on Fridays.

When: 10:30 p.m. Fridays 

Where: Nightjar, 347 S. Meyer Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, happy hour specials available

Visit the event page for more information.

Noche de Ofrendas

Galeria Mitotera is hosting a "night of remembrance and community" this Saturday, including two ofrendas, one of which is digital. There will be a folklorico performance, crafts, two food vendors and a health clinic offering COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Where: Galeria Mitotera, 1802 S. Fourth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food

Visit the event page for more information.

Día de los Muertos Community Altar

Help build a community altar in celebration of Día de los Muertos and to honor lost loved ones. All attendees are welcome to bring photos to add to the altar, plus there will be food, drinks and performances.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Where: El Pueblo Center, 101 W. Irvington Road

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Record Show

Tucson Record Show is returning for its 17th year this Saturday, slated to feature around 20 dealers from across the state selling tens of thousands of records in all kinds of genres. The most popular titles, though, are the classic rock albums.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Where: Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 3445 N. Dodge Blvd.

Cost: $4

Visit the event page for more information.

Flower Crown Workshop

Tucson Creative Comadres, a local networking group for Latina creatives and entrepreneurs, is hosting a flower crown workshop. In addition to the crown, you'll get to take home a sample of Tanna's Botannas candies. 

When: 10-11:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Where: Tanna's Botannas, 4426 S. Sixth Ave.

Cost: $25

Visit the event page for more information.

Las Mujeres Verdes Mercado

Las Mujeres Verdes, a group of four women looking to uplift small businesses, are putting together a mercado on Saturday. Check out 35 local vendors, some of which will be giving out candy. 

When: 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Where: Flowers & Bullets Midtown Farm, 3538 E. Ellington Place

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Coco In Concert — Live to Film

You never hear Federico Ramos's voice, but you see his hands and hear him play whenever a character in the Academy Award-winning animated film "Coco" picks up a guitar. This weekend, he joins the Tucson Symphony Orchestra as the guest soloist for "Coco In Concert — Live to Film." The cineconcert features the orchestra performing the score while the film plays on a large screen.

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

Where: Linda Ronstadt Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.

Cost: $12-$60

Visit the event page for more information.

Halloween Food Truck Rally

More than a dozen food trucks will be at this southeast-side rally, including options for Hawaiian dishes, desserts made with ube, and Puerto Rican sweets. Plus, "The Nightmare Before Christmas" will be playing in the park at 7 p.m.

When: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Where: Union Square Park, corner of Via Pampas Morenas and Via Bombachas

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food 

Visit the event page for more information.

Family Fun Day at Presidio Museum 

Place a photo on the museum's ofrenda and learn about the importance of Día de los Muertos. Make a calavera mask and enjoy treats while you're there.

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Where: Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum, 196 N. Court Ave.

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $8.

Visit the event page for more information.

Movie nights with cats

Picture this. You're watching a "Harry Potter" movie, munching on some popcorn and candy ... and cuddling with CATS. That's a reality at El Jefe Cat Lounge's movie nights! You and a guest will have a couch to yourselves, plus popcorn and two drinks. Candy, ice cream and additional drinks will be available for purchase. 

When: 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 29-30

Where: El Jefe Cat Lounge, 3025 N. Campbell Ave.

Cost: $40. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Goat yoga

Enjoy an hour of yoga and goats with this class at Udall Park! 

When: 8-9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Where: Northeast of the Udall Pool building at Udall Park, 7290 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: $25

Visit the event page for more information.

Garden District Porch Fest

Head to the family-friendly Garden District Porch Fest this Sunday for an afternoon of live music and food trucks. Eight Tucsonans volunteered their porches this year for the festival, all of which are walking distance from one another. Check out the full schedule for details!

When: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

Where: Recommended to visit the porch at 4109 E. Pima St. first. Find a full map here.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money to tip musicians and buy food

Visit the event page for more information.

Spinnin' Wheels Outdoor Roller Disco

An outdoor roller disco and dance party is taking over the MSA Annex the night before Halloween. Costumes are encouraged and there will be a contest for both adults and kids! Remember to bring your own skates.

When: 6-10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

Where: MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

Cost: $10

Visit the event page for more information.

Spooktacular Science

Science-themed activities abound! Check out Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium for kid-friendly Halloween activities, including crafts, a slime station, telescope viewings and "chemistry curiosities." Halloween-themed laser shows are also on the schedule.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

Where: Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, 1601 E. University Blvd.

Cost: Museum admission is $9 for adults, $7 for kids ages 4-7. Laser shows are $9 for adults, $7 for kids ages 4-7.

Visit the event page for more information.

Spooktacular Wizard Workshop 

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is hosting a Spooktacular Wizard Workshop, aka a maker space designed for school-aged kids. There will be several activity stations that may include DIY magic wands, mini cauldrons and more. All kids must be with an adult!

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

Where: The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.

Cost: $10 per child with museum admission, which is $11.50 for adults and $8 for kids ages 4-17.

Visit the event page for more information.

Clothing Swap with Food Not Bombs Tucson

Food Not Bombs Tucson, a mutual-aid group providing food to the community, is hosting a free clothing swap this Sunday. Bring clothes to swap, and take home some new pieces for yourself. 

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

Where: 2500 N. Stone Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring clothes to swap

Visit the event page for more information.

Día de los Muertos in Barrio Viejo

Merchants in the Barrio Viejo neighborhood are hosting a Día de los Muertos event that includes an altar at Design Studio 1127, food and drink specials at Meyer Avenue Cafe, a flower stand by Patagonia Flower Farm (outside of Meyer Avenue Cafe), exhibits at Etherton Gallery, among more.

When: Sunday, Oct. 30. Check with individual merchants for times.

Where: Barrio Viejo merchants

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping and food

Visit the event page for more information.

Music Mondays at Casa Video and Film Bar

Spend Halloween night at Casa Video and Film Bar, which will be screening "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Shock Treatment." Fresco Pizzeria will deliver to Casa Video with no delivery fee!

When: 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Where: Casa Video and Film Bar, 2905 E. Speedway

Cost: Free to attend, bring money to order food

Visit the event page for more information.


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