This list of things to do around Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita and more includes virtual events by local businesses and organizations, drive-in movies, open-air events and markets.

Remember to follow CDC guidance about protecting yourself and others from the spread of coronavirus. Pima County has mandated face coverings for everyone over age 5 in public if 6 feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Things change quickly these days, so check for the latest information. Links are included with every activity listed.

Virtual Events 💻📲

Virtual Mural Tour with Ignacio Garcia

Do you love murals? See a special mini-documentary about muralist Ignacio Garcia, whose work can be found all around Tucson, on Facebook Live.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 6-7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Sips with Scientists: Cam Juárez of Saguaro National Park

Join the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for an adult virtual and educational happy hour. This week meet Cam Juárez, the Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator for Saguaro National Park to learn more about this Tucson treasure. 

When: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 5-6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Facebook event page for more information.

Zoom Class: Mastering Macarons with Pastry Chef Gina Skelton

Learn the art and science of macaron baking with Executive Pastry Chef Gina Skelton. She will share her secrets and tips and guide you through a step-by-step process to create this delicate cookie.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 5:30-7 p.m.

Cost: $40 per screen

Visit the Flying Aprons Tucson Facebook event page for more information.

Online Painting: Watercolor Pet Pawtraits

Join Tipsy Picassos for a virtual step-by-step guided painting class on Facebook Live. Supply kits and a pre-sketched canvas are available for purchase.

When: Saturday, Jan. 16, 4 p.m.

Cost: $30, includes a supply kit and instruction

Visit the Tipsy Picassos Facebook event page for more information.

Stream of Consciousness with Surly Wench on Twitch

Join DJ Stubbie for a musical stream of consciousness. Watch and listen to some old, some new and some things in between.

When: Sunday, Jan. 31, 6-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Visit theiFacebook event page and Twitch channel for more information.

Kids 🎈

Online Musical Mantis Story Time

Learn and sing with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum! During this virtual story time, kids will learn about this amazing arthropod and many fun musical instruments. 

When: Tuesday, Jan. 12, noon to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Facebook event page for more information.

Kids Create At-Home with Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Kids Create At-Home is a new twist on the museum's monthly art program for school-aged kids. You get a supply kit of materials to complete an enchanted project and a live online demonstration on Zoom too!

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

When: Saturday, Jan. 9, 1-2 p.m. Pick up your supply kits in advance. 

Cost: $7 per kit, $5 for museum members

Saguaro Tales

Kids can listen to tall tales of a fun favorite succulent, the saguaro! Learn about all the animals and plants that depend on it and how to help saguaros reach for the sky.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Free, registration required

Visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Facebook event page for more information.

Order Up! Cockroaches and Termites

Take a virtual class on Zoom and learn about the under-appreciated, vilified and misunderstood creepy crawlies. Kids will discover insects and arachnids, covering key characteristics, habits and species found in Southern Arizona.

When: Thursday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.

Cost: Free

Drive-thru and drive-up events 🚗

Zoppé Family Circus Live at the Drive-In

Don't miss a chance to see the exciting tricks and acrobatics at the drive-in big top. This much-loved annual event amazes kids and adults with its old-world charm and humor.

Where: MSA Annex festival grounds, 131 S. Linda Ave.

When:  Jan. 15-31

Cost: $49 and up per vehicle

Carpool Movie: "Toy Story 4"

Grab some blankets and pop the trunk. Cactus Drive-In Theatre and Medella Vina Ranch will be showing "Toy Story 4" on the big screen.

Where: Cactus Drive-In Theatre, 4450 S. Houghton Road

When: Saturday, Jan. 9, 6-7:45 p.m.

Cost: $20 online, $25 at the gate, $5 headphone rental at the gate

Visit the Cactus Drive-In Facebook event page for more information.

Drive In: R&B Jams with Little House of Funk

Drive-in for some of Little House of Funk's Sonoran soul, blues and a mix of R&B jams and beats.

Where: The Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley, 13005 N. Oracle Road

When: Friday, Jan. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $35 per vehicle

Winter Grab 'n Go Fall Drive-up

Stop by Tucson Parks and Recreation and pick-up a fun activity bag at the Randolph Recreation Center. These activity bags are best for ages 3-6. Parents can drive-up to the the east parking lot by building 2, beginning at 9 a.m. Please stay in your vehicle and wear a mask for to get your activity bag.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 9-10 a.m.

Where: Randolph Center, 200 S. Alvernon Way

Cost: Free. 50 bags are available and are first come, first served.

Visit the Tucson Parks and Rec Facebook event page for more information.

"Dumbo" at El Toro Flicks Tucson

Have some high flying fun at El Toro Flicks! Cruise downtown and watch your favorite little elephant on the bib screen at the drive-in. 

Where: El Toro Flicks Tucson, 131 S. Linda Ave.

When: Saturday, Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $20.90 and up. Snacks are available for purchase.

Visit the El Toro Flicks website for more information.

One Stop Recycle Drop at Sahuarita Parks and Recreation

Start the New Year by cleaning out the clutter! Stop by Sahuarita Parks and Recreation with non-perishable bagged, boxed food and select household appliances.

When: Saturday, Jan. 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, some appliances may have a fee for shredding or recycling

Open-air Events 😷

Cars, Coffee and Crepes

Get ready for some roaring engines with Tucson Cars & Coffee. Grab some tasty crepes and hot coffee as you stroll through these shiny beauties.

Where: Planet of the Crepes, 4075 W. Ina Road

When: Saturday, Jan. 9, 7-10 a.m.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Rooftop YogaHour with YogaOasis at Playground

Grab your mat and join YogaOasis for rooftop yoga at the scenic Playground Bar & Lounge.

Where: Playground Bar & Lounge, 278 E. Congress St.

When: See the January month schedule

Santa Pachita at Monterey Court

Listen to live music at the Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe. This will be a socially-distanced event and masks are required.

When: Saturday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.

Where: Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe, 505 W. Miracle Mile

Cost: Free to attend, reservations available

Visit the Monterey Court Facebook event page for more information.

Live patio music with Jaliya at the Vineyard

Listen to live blues, jazz and African contemporary music at AZ Hops and Vines vineyard. Social distancing is required at this event.  

Where: AZ Hops and Vines, 3450 Highway 82, Sonoita

When: Saturday, Jan. 9, 2-5 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for drinks and tasty bites

Visit the AZ Hops and Vines Facebook event page for more information.

Live Outdoor Patio Music at Noble Hops Gastropub

Listen to some of your favorite classic rock music by The Beatles, Stones, CCR, Eagles, Kinks, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Billy Joel, Simon and Garfunkel and more!

Where: Noble Hops Gastropub, 1335 W. Lambert Lane

When: Saturday, Jan. 16, 1-4 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for brews and tasty bites

St. Philip's Plaza Market

St. Philip's Plaza has resumed Saturday and Sunday markets. Enjoy your shopping in the open, cool shade and near peaceful flowing fountains. Shop for uniquely handmade, handcrafted, home-grown and home-baked products.

Where: St. Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.

When: Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visit the St. Philip's Plaza Market Facebook page for more information.

Second Sunday Vintage Market

Browse through 60 vendors for vintage, antique and collectible items this outdoor local market. 

When: Sunday, Jan. 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money to shop

Visit the 2nd Sunday Vintage Market Facebook event page for more information.

Mercado Flea

Spend your afternoon rummaging for treasure, sipping on specialty cocktails and listening to music at the MSA Annex.

Where: MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

When: Sunday, Jan. 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for shopping and cocktails

Visit the MSA Annex Facebook event page for more information. 

Artisan Food Fair

Enjoy trail rides, wine tasting, lawn games, demonstrations and more. Face masks required.

Where: Medella Vina Ranch, 4450 S. Houghton Road

When: Sunday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for shopping.

Visit the Medella Vina Ranch Facebook event page for more information.

Outdoor Jazz Concert Series

The Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance are teaming up to offer live jazz music. This month enjoy a performance by Sheryl Ann Starlight.

Where: Westward Look Bar and Grille, 245 E. Ina Road

When: Thursdays, Jan. 7 and 21, 5-7 p.m.

Cost: $10, plus food and beverage costs. Open to ages 21 and up.

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Freddy's North Side Friday Night Cruise-In

Stop by for cool cars, fun people and great food at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers! Social distancing and face masks required.

Where: Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 11143 N. Oracle Road

When: Saturday, Jan. 30, 3-8 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend


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