Everyone 🎉

Asian Lantern Festival

Reid Park Zoo is teaming up with the Confucius Institute at the University of ArizonaTianyu Arts & Culture Inc. and Tucson Chinese Cultural Center to bring more than 40 amazing lantern displays, authentic Asian cuisine, Chinese name writing, calligraphy, painting, music, crafts and more to Tucson. 

Where: Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Ct.

When: Every day, Feb. 2 to March 23, 6-10 p.m.

Cost: $18 adults, $16 ages 2-14, 1-year-old or younger are free. Members get $2 off.

More information here

Seed Library's Seventh Birthday Seed and Plant Shindig

Bring your seeds and plants to swap and the librarians will help your kids craft a paper pot to plant their seeds. The Bean Tree Farm and Arizona Homemade Artisans will be demonstrating some delicious uses for native desert plants too.

Where: Seed Library of Pima County Public Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

Get help with a mental health assessment by CPES Novelles (Sponsored)

Experiencing difficulties at school, home or work can be frustrating, especially when you don't understand the cause or how to solve the problem.

As a leader in community behavioral health CPES Novelles psychologists can test for things like: ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, addictive and substance disorders and more. The CPES Psychological Assessment Center takes public and private insurance and referrals from a wide range of professionals as well as self and family referrals. 

Click here to see the full list and make an appointment today.

2nd Annual Beads, Blues and Beer Festival

Enjoy a free, family-friendly, daylong festival. The festival features live music, craft beer, food trucks, vendor booths, make-and-take bead stringing projects, shopping and more. 

Where: Beads of Courage, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd.

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, noon to 9 p.m.

Cost: $25-$50

More information here

2nd Annual Run to Rescue 

This fun 5K challenge will be held at the training academy for Southern Arizona police and firefighters. This run/walk is a mix of running and fitness challenges. There will be music, vendors, prizes, raffles and static displays from first responder departments. 

Where: PCSD Training Center, 1250 W. Silverlake

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 7 a.m. to noon

Cost: $20

More information here

Valentine's Chili Cook Off

Warm up your valentine with some free chili tastings until 11 a.m. Attendees get to judge the best flavor, hottest and most unique chili. Plus, shop bikesa, jewelry and wallets. 

Where: Harley-Davidson, 7355 N. I-10 Frontage Road

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend but, bring some money if you feel like shopping. 

More information here

Tiger's Eye: Live at the Kat Club

Enjoy the gem show KAT-club style. Get ready for some aerial arts, a dance showcase, a visual-arts opening, live music, food and beverages. Friends and family are welcome to get dressed in their favorite animal attire for the event. 

Where: Kinetic Arts, 17 E. Toole Ave.

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 6-10 p.m.

Cost: $5-$12

More information here

Flashlight Night at International Wildlife Museum

Take your friends and family for a treat with some after-dark discovery. Bring your flashlights and encounter some live reptiles and insects, watch fun movies and make glow-in-the-dark crafts. 

Where: International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $10, $5 ages 4-12, ages 3 and under are free.

More information here

First Thursday at the Tucson Museum of Art

On the first Thursday of every month, the Tucson Museum of Art is free and open to the public. Enjoy live music, performances, art-making, unique gallery experiences and more.

Where: Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 N. Main Ave.

When: Thursday, Feb. 7,  5–8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Find more information on dates and times here.

Momma Breathe Walk

Get your strollers ready! Take a 2-mile aerobic walk with your littles, meet other moms and have fun. Little exercise and yoga breaks will be taken along the way. 

Where: Rio Vista Natural Resources Park, 3974 N. Tucson Blvd. 

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

Yoga in Motion 

Enjoy a relaxed flow class with twists, balancing and back strengthening and wind down. Remember to bring your mat and towel. 

Where: Athleta at La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 1-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

Concert Series at Steam Pump Ranch 

Amber Norgaard Trio will be singing and strumming at the ranch. The event features live music, outdoor market and activities for the kids. 

Where: Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:30–12 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here

Family Day at Tucson Museum of Art

Create family projects like mandalas, scratchboard art and puppets at TMA. After your family fun, stay and enjoy a performance by The Dusty Ramblers Project.

Where: Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 N. Main Ave.

When: Sunday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Activities are free, admission to the museum is also free this day.

More information here

Fine Valentine Relay: 4 Mile and 2 Mile

Valentines, broken hearts and heartbreakers are welcome to a fun run, mimosas, free egg/potato breakfast, costume contests, exchange zone, UA stadium ramps and a group challenge to win prizes.

Where: Main Gate Square, 814 E. University Blvd. 

When: Sunday, Feb. 10, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free, capped at 750 registrants.

Click here for more information about this event.

Pet Parents 🐾

Tucson Lifestyle Cover Dog Search 2019

It's the annual cover dog search! Here's your chance to make your furry friend famous. Join HSSA and Tucson Lifestyle Magazine and get your dog's picture taken, enjoy shopping and talking with pet vendors. All registered dogs will receive a mock-cover of the magazine to display proudly in their homes. The winner will be treated to a personal photo shoot that will be featured on the cover of the May 2019 edition of the Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.

Where: La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $30-$50, get your tickets here

More information here

Senior Dog Adoption Event

Dogtopia is teaming up with Mature Mutts at PACC and Tucson Rescue Now at this fun adoption event. For each senior pet adopted, Dogtopia is giving away five free days of daycare. There will also be a prize wheel, swag and free food on the grill (while supplies last). 

Where: Dogtopia (Oro Valley), 7621 N. Oracle Road

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money in case you fall in love with a senior pup. 

More information here

Pima Paws for Life Fundraiser at Catalina Brewing Company

Enjoy an outdoor event with raffles, painting, corn hole, giant jenga, ping pong, food and beer — $1 per beer will be donated to Pima Paws for Life. Blacktop Grill will be serving Sonoran dogs.

Where: Catalina Brewing Company, 6918 N. Camino Martin

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2-5 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, but bring some money for tasty treats. 

More information here

Furry Tales at TRAK

The furry/feathered friends at Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids are waiting for kids to come visit them this weekend. This is a great opportunity for kids that are lacking the self confidence to read aloud in class and socialize. Kids are welcome to choose a book from TRAK's collection or bring their favorite book from home.

Where: Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids, 3250 E. Allen Road

When: Sunday, Feb. 10, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

Shopping 🛍️

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Discover and buy treasures from over 4,000 trade companies from all over the world. Gems, minerals, fossils and other items will be on display to dazzle you (and your wallet). Find a very thorough guide for locals here.


Madagascar Minerals Gem Show, Norcross-Madagascar Gallery, 201 W. Lester St., Jan. 21 to Feb. 22.

Executive Inn Fossil, Mineral & Gems Show, Fortuna Inn Suites, 333 W. Drachman, Jan. 24 to Feb. 11.

American Indian Arts Exposition, Quality Inn, 1300 N. Stone Ave., Jan. 27 to Feb. 10.

Arizona Independent Warehouse Show, Wholesale Warehouse Building, 1500 E. Apache Park Place, Jan. 27 to Feb. 17.

1801 Oracle Mineral, Gem & Fossil Show, Sun Gemstone, LLC, 1801 N. Oracle Road, Jan. 28 to Feb. 18.

1820 Oracle Wholesale Show, Top-Gem Minerals buildings, 1835 - 1893 N. 11th Ave., Jan. 30 to Feb. 17.

22nd Street Show, 22nd Street Show, 600 W. 22nd St., Jan. 31 to Feb. 17.

Kino Gem & Mineral Show, Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way, Jan. 31 to Feb. 17.

Gem & Jewelry Show on Grant, Grand Luxe Hotel (formerly Grant Inn), 1365 W. Grant Road, Jan. 31 to Feb. 12.

Tucson’s Hidden Gem Show, The Warehouse on North Main (formerly the Samora Minerals warehouse), 707 N. Main Ave., Jan. 31 to Feb. 14. 

Sonoran Glass Art Show

Check out Tucson's only all glass art and supply show. The show features lamp-worked beads, jewelry, glass art tools and supplies and don't forget to check out some classes while you're there.


Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

More information here

Mercado Flea Market

The flea market is back up and running with tons of vintage, antiques and other collectibles for you to shop.

Where: Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento

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

Cost: Event is free to attend, but bring some cash for shopping.

More information here

BFF 💃🏻

Vintage Wooden Sign Workshop

Sip, learn and create with the Creative Juice crew. This workshop will give you the tools to create a memorable sign to hang on your door or to give your valentine.

Where: Creative Juice, 6530 E. Tanque Verde Road

When: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $29, get your tickets here.

More information here

Crooked Yoga

Bring your mat and sweat with a pint of beer. 

Where: Crooked Tooth Brewing Co., 228 E. Sixth St.

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $5, includes 1 beer. 

More information here


Free Screening: Paddington 2 

Watch a classic family-friendly film with your favorite furry friend, Paddington. Pre-show activities hosted by Mildred & Dildred Toy Store starting at 9:15 a.m.

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 10-11:45 a.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

Savage Stories: The Princess Bride and Once Upon a Deadpool

Take your sweetie to watch two versions of a classic romantic comedy at the film bar. Don't forget your free popcorn!

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

When: Friday, Feb. 8, 7-10 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Party

Cowabunga! See the heroes in a half-shell and order some turtletastic pizza from Fresco's. Bring your pizza receipt to the video counter and you can get a free rental.

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

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 7-9 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here