Sun sets on the newly resurfaced ice and the outdoor rink set up at 260 S. Church Ave., outside the Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, Ariz., waiting for a new session of skaters, November 21, 2023.

Welcome to our first event list of the year, Tucson! ūüéČ

As 2024 kicks off, a slew of annual events make their return: Tucson Jazz Festival, Zoppé Family Circus, Dillinger Days and the massive gem show. Artsy shops are hosting manifestation and vision board workshops and there are still a few more chances to see holiday lights before the twinkling decor gets packed up until next winter. 

Of course, things can change quickly these days. Check for the latest info before heading out!

Val Brooks shops for holiday gifts at the Tucson Botanical Gardens gift shop on Nov. 15.

LightsUp! A Festival of Illumination

You have one last weekend to take a stroll through the Tucson Botanical Gardens' holiday light show. Walk through luminaria displays and 1 million twinkling lights.

When: 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through Jan. 7

Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way

Cost: $20-$50 for adults and $18-$45 for kids, depending on the day.

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Holiday Ice

Tucson's pop-up ice skating rink is here for one last weekend! Skates, which begin at size 8 for kids and go up to size 15 for men, are included in the admission price. Socks are required and gloves are recommended. 

When: Now through Jan. 7

Where: Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.

Cost: A 90-minute session is $22 for adults, $15 for kids under 12 years old. The first session of each day is discounted to $12 for adults, $8 for kids. Book your tickets online. 

Visit the event page for more information.


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ZooLights Holiday Magic 

Reid Park Zoo's annual ZooLights is here for one more weekend. Find colorful light displays, falling snow and festive music.

When: Now through Jan. 7

Where: Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Court

Cost: $13 for general admission; $8 for kids ages 2-14. Bring a donation of two cans of food, a pet toy, an unwrapped children's toy or non-functioning holiday lights to recycle and receive $1 off admission.

Visit the event page for more information.

First Thursday at Tucson Museum of Art

Visit the Tucson Museum of Art every first Thursday of the month for pay-what-you-wish admission, gallery activities, meditation, live music and a cash bar. This month's event will also feature Moroccan sandwiches from La Merguez and Syrian Sweets from Marwa Alfandi. 

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4

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

Cost: Pay what you wish

Visit the event page for more information. 


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Safe Shift Store 3-Day Sale

The Safe Shift estate store, which helps raise funds for firefighters and first responders through the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation, opens its doors for three days each month. Past items for sale have included furniture, home decor, kitchen items, books and more.

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 4-6

Where: Safe Shift, 2801 E. Grant Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Odyssey Live Storytelling

Attend this live storytelling event to hear stories surrounding the theme of "inner monologue."

When: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4

Where: The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.

Cost: $15

Visit the event page for more information.

Winter Family Science Workshops: Field Trip to the Moon

Learn all about the moon at this workshop where families will be able to make a moon crater and model the phases of the moon. 

When: 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4

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

Cost: $25 for kids, free for every adult per child. $15 for each additional adult.

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.

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: 3-6 p.m. Thursdays

Where: BICAS, 2001 N. Seventh Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, donation suggested 

Visit the event page for more information.

Giovanni Zoppé, left, owner of the Zoppé Family Circus, clowns around with fellow character Papino. Zoppé, who goes by Nino the Clown, is bringing the Zoppé Family Circus back to Tucson in January.

Zoppé Family Circus

Zoppé Family Circus, featuring Nino the Clown and a cast of seven generations of Zoppés, makes its way back to Tucson this winter. Expect acrobatic acts, a trapeze artist, a ringmaster and more. The circus has been a January tradition in Tucson since 2011.

When: Jan. 5-21

Where: Mercado District, 100 S. Avenida del Convento

Cost: $25 for general admission, $45 for ringside

Visit the event page for more information.

Broadway Rave

This traveling rave is basically a big musical theater dance party "celebrating the best of Broadway." 

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5

Where: 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave.

Cost: $15-$20. This event is for ages 18 and up.

Visit the event page for more information. 

New Year Magickal Manifestation

The Ninth House's founder Melisa Doran will lead a two-hour workshop all about manifestation, setting intentions and spell casting.

When: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5

Where: The Ninth House, 2563 E. Fort Lowell Road

Cost: $40

Visit the event page for more information. 

"Adventure Time" Trivia at the Short Rest Tavern

Fridays are for trivia at the Short Rest Tavern, a hidden bar tucked inside Tucson Mall's Tucson Games and Gadgets. This Friday, test your knowledge on all things "Adventure Time." 

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5

Where: Short Rest Tavern in Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for drinks. Tables are first come, first served. Park between Dillard's and Sears.

Visit the event page for more information.

Magic & Mystery Dinner Theater

At this event, you'll get to enjoy dinner from Dante's Fire, all while watching a magical theatrical performance. 

When: 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 5-12

Where: Dante's Fire, 2526 E. Grant Road

Cost: $49 without dinner, $79 with dinner

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Trades

Indoor market Tucson Trades made its debut last summer and they're doin' it again this winter. More than 100 vendors are set to be at the market, selling items like baked goods, jewelry, soaps and candles.

When: 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6

Where: Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Free First Saturday at Valley of the Moon

Local fantasy park Valley of the Moon opens its doors for free this Saturday. The park will be hosting a donation drive for Make Way For Books ‚ÄĒ bring new or gently used books to donate.

When: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6

Where: Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road

Cost: Free to attend 

Visit the event page for more information.

Angelo Jamel Alexander looks at artwork by Nikesha Breeze at the Blue Lotus Artists’ Collective on Dec. 15.

First Saturday ArtWalk

The Warehouse Arts Management Organization is hosting its First Saturday ArtWalk this weekend, where you can walk through several local galleries and artist studios.

When: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6

Where: See the map here

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Creative Kind Workshops

Maker shop Creative Kind has two artsy events on the calendar this January. This weekend, create your own 2024 vision board. On Jan. 25, the shop is hosting a "Court of Thorns and Roses"-themed art night.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 for the vision board; anytime 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 for the art night.

Where: Creative Kind, 2905 E. Skyline Dr.

Cost: $55 for the vision board workshop; $15 for the art night.

Visit the event page for more information.

Story Time Character Hour

The University of Arizona BookStores are hosting monthly Story Time Character Hours for kids ages 2-5 years old. There will be reading and crafts, plus the chance to take photos with storybook characters. This month, Daniel the Tiger will be there.

When: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6

Where: The University of Arizona BookStores, 1209 E. University Blvd.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information. 

Beer + Bikes

This bike ride goes along The Loop to 1912 Brewing Co. for a beer or two, followed by a ride back to Button Brew House for food truck bites.

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6

Where: Button Brew House, 6800 N. Camino Martin

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

Visit the event page for more information.

St. Philip's Plaza Market

Visit St. Philip's Plaza to shop from local makers from silversmiths to candle makers. 

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

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

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

Visit the event page for more information.

Walking tours with the Presidio Museum

Explore Tucson with walking tours hosted by the Presidio Museum. Among this month's tours: see murals around downtown, check out mansions along Main Avenue and learn about historical architecture. 

When: Various dates, check out the calendar here.

Where: Locations vary based on tour.

Cost: $25. Pre-registration may be required for these events.

Visit the event page for more information.

Medella Vina Antique and Vintage Fair

Once a month, Medella Vina Ranch hosts an antique fair where you can shop vintage items from more than 100 vendors, plus take a break at an onsite food truck.

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month.

Where: Medella Vina Ranch, 4450 S. Houghton Road

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

Visit the event page for more information.

Goat yoga

Enjoy an hour of yoga and goats with these classes at Udall Park! 

When: 9-10 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. select Saturdays and Sundays in January

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

Cost: $25

Visit the event page for more information.

The sun sets behind a stand of saguaros along Kinney Road at the Saguaro National Park West which is part of the National Park Service. Called by some the monarch of the Sonoran desert, the saguaro stands as the symbol of the American Southwest.

Solar Observing with Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association

Learn about the sky with Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association! The group is hosting a solar observing event this weekend.

When: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 

Where: Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail

Cost: Park entrance fee is $25 per car

Visit the event page for more information.

Libra & Thorn Workshops

Metaphysical art shop Libra & Thorn is hosting a slew of workshops to kick off the new year. Among them: tarot basics and manifestation candles.

When: Several dates

Where: Libra & Thorn, 101 S. Pantano Road

Cost: Prices vary based on workshop

Visit the event page for more information.

TKMA Presents: Sunday Brunch Series

The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association, aka the folks who put on the Tucson Folk Festival each spring, are hosting a concert this Sunday with music by Jacob Acosta and Peter Dalton Ronstadt. 

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7

Where: Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Cat events at El Jefe Cat Cafe

Spend time with the cats at El Jefe Cat Cafe! January events include bingo, sound bath meditation and yoga.

When: Various dates in January.

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

Cost: Prices vary based on event.

Visit the event page for more information.

Live storytelling with F*ST Female Storytellers

F*ST, Female* StoryTellers, is back with a night of live storytelling. This time, the night will be centered around the theme "sobering."

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9

Where: The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave. 

Cost: $10

Visit the event page for more information.

Trivia at Crooked Tooth Brewing Co.

Test your knowledge in all things "Seinfeld," "The Office" and "Ted Lasso" at these trivia nights. Teams can have as many as five people!

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Jan. 9 for "Seinfeld," Jan. 23 for "The Office," Jan. 30 for "Ted Lasso." Teams are signed up on a first come, first served basis. It's suggested to get there by 6 p.m. to secure your spot.

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

Cost: Free to attend, recommended to buy a drink or two!

Visit the event page for more information.

Gather A Vintage Market

Find all kinds of vintage and antique home and garden items at this four-day market.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 11-13; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14

Where: Gather A Vintage Market, 300 S. Park Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information. 

A band performs inside the Century Room during the Tucson Jazz Festival.

Tucson Jazz Festival

January in Tucson means jazz. The theme for this year's HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival is "Join the Party." Expect musicians like Arturo Sandoval, Trombone Shorty and Calexico. 

When: Jan. 12-20

Where: Several locations

Cost: Varies. A free fiesta takes place Jan. 15.

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson International Jewish Film Festival

From Jan. 11-31, dozens of films will be screened as part of the Tucson International Jewish Film Festival. Some films will be screened in person throughout the Tucson area. Others will be available to screen virtually.

When: Jan. 11-31

Where: Several locations 

Cost: $60 for six films, $120 for all films (or $135 after Jan. 8)

Visit the event page for more information.

Tasting History: Herbs

Learn about the origins behind herbs like lemongrass and cilantro and how they became part of Tucson's agricultural and culinary traditions. Demonstrations and tastings are part of the fun.

When: 9-11 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 12-13

Where: Mission Garden, 946 W. Mission Lane

Cost: Free to attend, donations accepted

Visit the event page for more information.

Rockin' Minerals

Shop minerals, fossils and jewelry alongside hands-on geology activities for kids at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 13-14

Where: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road

Cost: Museum admission is $29.95 for adults ages 13 and up ($24.95 for Arizona and Sonora residents). Kids ages 3-12 get in for $19.95.

Visit the event page for more information.

Japanese New Year Festival 2024

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson. Watch live performances, enjoy Japanese food and see the annual mochitsuki ritual, which is the pounding of rice to make mochi. 

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13

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

Cost: $18 for adults, $6 for kids. Advanced registration is required.

Visit the event page for more information.

Sahuarita Art on the Lake Festival

Experience art in Sahuarita! You'll have the chance to shop local artwork and enjoy interactive art activities, such as a community chalk mural competition. There will also be live music and food trucks.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13

Where: Sahuarita Lake Park, 15466 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd.

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

Visit the event page for more information.

Bowie Tribute at Surly Wench

Surly Wench Pub is hosting a Bowie tribute this January, featuring performers, giveaways and a vendor selling dark jewelry. 

When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13

Where: Surly Wench Pub, 424 N. Fourth Ave.

Cost: $5

Visit the event page for more information.

Art After Dark at Children's Museum Tucson

Each month, Children's Museum Tucson hosts Art After Dark with local arts groups and free admission! 

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13

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

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Repair Cafe

Need something fixed? Bring it to the Tucson Repair Cafe to be fixed for free! All items are welcome.

When: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13

Where: Xerocraft Makerspace, 101 W. Sixth St.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Evening closes in over the Sweet Rolls & More rolled ice cream food trailer, one of the vendors keeping the crowd fed during 2nd Saturdays downtown, Tucson, Ariz., March 11, 2023.

2nd Saturdays

Check out food trucks, live music and local makers during this monthly outdoor street festival.

When: 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13

Where: Downtown Tucson along East Congress Street

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

Visit the event page for more information.

Second Saturday at Steam Pump Ranch

The second Saturday of every month is special at Steam Pump Ranch. Find historic tours of the grounds, demonstrations led by Archaeology Southwest, crafts for kids, vendors selling their artwork and a farmers market.

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13

Where: Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Stargazing with Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association

Go stargazing with Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association at Agua Caliente Park! The group will have several telescopes available. 

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13

Where: Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road

Cost: Free to attend, registration required

Visit the event page for more information.

Silent Adventures

Silent disco meets flash mob with Silent Adventures! Put on your headphones and dance your way through downtown Tucson.

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 13-20

Where: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.

Cost: $25 for adults, $15 for kids

Visit the event page for more information.

Chez Peachy Bento Cake Workshop

Chez Peachy is known for her colorful lunchbox-size cakes. Come Jan. 13, she'll teach you how to decorate your own cake to take home. 

When: 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13

Where: The Monica, 40 E. Congress St.

Cost: $50

Visit the event page for more information.

Living History Day

Head to Living History Day at the Presidio Museum to learn about the types of jobs people had in the 18th and 19th centuries. There will be demonstrations like blacksmithing and soldier drills, plus music and tortilla tastings.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13

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

Cost: $9 for adults, $6 for kids ages 6-13

Visit the event page for more information.

Bachata Social Dance Night

Put on your dancing shoes for a night of music and mingling! Enjoy a bachata class followed by social dancing. 

When: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Jan. 13

Where: Tucson Creative Dance Center, 3131 N. Cherry Ave.

Cost: $15, cash or Venmo

Visit the event page for more information.

Second SundAZe at TMA 

Visit the Tucson Museum of Art every second Sunday for pay-what-you-wish admission. Enjoy art-making, gallery activities, family yoga and a performance by AZ Peruvian.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14

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

Cost: Pay what you wish

Visit the event page for more information. 

Mercado Flea

Check out more than 45 vendors selling antique and vintage items at the Mercado Flea. 

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month through May.

Where: Mercado District, 100 S. Avenida del Convento

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Desert Song Festival

This music festival kicks off Jan. 14 and goes through Feb. 15, with a spring leg March 2 through April 9. The lineup includes two world-class tenors in Michael Fabiano and Lawrence Brownlee.

When: Jan. 14-Feb. 15; March 2-April 9

Where: Several locations.

Cost: Varies.

Visit the event page for more information.

"Mean Girls" Trivia Night

Test your knowledge in all things "Mean Girls" during this trivia night at Snakes & Lattes.

When: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17

Where: Snakes & Lattes, 988 E. University Blvd.

Cost: $10 for general admission, $32 for a 4-person table

Visit the event page for more information.

Sonoran Cinema at Tohono Chul

Visit Tohono Chul's Sonoran Cinema for an indoor screening of "The Wizard of Oz." Get cotton candy and popcorn from the concession stands!

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19

Where: Tohono Chul, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte

Cost: $4

Visit the event page for more information.

Whitney Listening Party

Roux Events is hosting a listening party at Revel Wine Bar, featuring Whitney Houston's greatest hits.

When: 8-10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19

Where: Revel Wine Bar, 416 E. Ninth St.

Cost: $15 for reserved seating 

Visit the event page for more information.

Those attending ‚ÄúBe Our Guest: The Disney DJ Night‚ÄĚ at the Rialto Theatre are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Disney character from the movies as well as the TV shows. This trio at a recent New York event donned costumes from ‚ÄúThe Incredibles.‚ÄĚ

Be Our Guest: The Disney DJ Night

From "High School Musical" and "Hannah Montana" to "Frozen" and "The Lion King," this Disney night will spin all your fave Disney hits at The Rialto.

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19

Where: The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.

Cost: $18-$20. This event is for ages 18 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Mamma Coal's Dolly Hoot

Local musician Mamma Coal is hosting this tribute to Dolly Parton, sharing her favorite Dolly songs alongside other Tucson country artists.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19

Where: 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave.

Cost: $12-$20. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information. 

Queer Speed Dating 

Find your next date or make a new friend at this queer speed dating event!

When: 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19

Where: Bawker Bawker Cider House, 400 N. Fourth Ave.

Cost: Free to participate with the purchase of one drink. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

SAVOR Food and Wine Festival

SAACA hosts this annual festival in celebration of Southern Arizona's culinary arts. Walk the Tucson Botanical Gardens for tastings from more than 50 of our region's chefs, wineries, breweries and restaurants.

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way

Cost: $115

Visit the event page for more information.

Zoom Zoom at Children's Museum Tucson

Children's Museum Tucson's transportation-themed event is back! 

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. The museum itself will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with pay-what-you-wish admission all day.

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

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Dirty T Market

Kicking off in January, local spicy candy shop Dirty T Tamarindo will be hosting a monthly market featuring vendors, low riders, food trucks and games.

When: 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Where: Dirty T Tamarindo, 1211 W. St Marys Road

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

Visit the event page for more information.

Family Saturdays with Watershed Management Group

Head to Watershed Management Group for Family Saturdays where you'll learn about bugs, birds and bats in the Sonoran Desert. 

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Where: Watershed Management Group, 1137 N. Dodge Blvd.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information. 

Tanque Verde Market

This market brings local creatives to the east side! Find about two dozen vendors offering pottery, home decor, skin-care products, plants, clothing and more. 

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Where: Forty Niner Country Club, 12000 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Make N Take at Pima Air and Space

Kids ages 6 and up will receive a quick-build model aircraft kit that they'll be able to put together, all while learning about the aircraft itself. Kids will also get to visit the aircraft they're set to build.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Where: Pima Air and Space Museum's administrative building north of the parking lot, 6000 E. Valencia Road

Cost: $20 per child. An adult is required to be present with the child during class. Admission to the museum is not included and admission is not needed to participate in the class.

Visit the event page for more information.

Flow for the Soul with Flam Chen

Flam Chen and In-Rave are hosting a flow night with DJs, vendors and flow art performances. Proceeds go to the All Souls Procession.

When: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Where: MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

Cost: $10

Visit the event page for more information.

David Ramsower, left, talks with Vic Borg about Ramsower’s 1931 Model A 2dor at the car show during Dillinger Days in 2022.

Dillinger Days

A fire that broke out at Hotel Congress in 1934 led to the capture of the infamous Dillinger gang. Each year, the hotel puts on Dillinger Days with reenactments of the capture, vintage cars and live music. 

When: 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. There will also be a Dillinger Speakeasy at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20.

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

Cost: Dillinger Days are free to attend; the speakeasy is $19.06.

Visit the event page for more information. 

Fruit Cocktail Lounge

Head downtown for an LGBTQ+ cocktail party and social at The Century Room at Hotel Congress! Enjoy cocktails, small plates and entertainment. 

When: 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21

Where: The Century Room, 311 E. Congress St.

Cost: $10. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

First Avenue Flea

There's a new antique market in town ‚ÄĒ and it's indoors!

When: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every third Sunday of the month.

Where: 3239 N. First Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Minor Mutiny Mural Unveiling 

Tucson's Museum of Contemporary Art is home to Minor Mutiny, a leadership program for teens. The group painted a mural at the Tucson Jewish Museum and Holocaust Center and will unveil it on Jan. 21.

When: 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21

Where: Tucson Jewish Museum and Holocaust Center, 564 S. Stone Ave.

Cost: Free to attend

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Tucson Fringe Festival

This 12th annual performing arts festival is back for another year, featuring more than two dozen shows. The festival is said to be unjuried and uncensored to ensure inclusivity. 

When: Jan. 24-28

Where: Three downtown venues, plus virtual performances

Cost: $25 for two shows, $55 for five shows

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Cinema Tucsón: "Tótem"

Watch a screening of "Tótem," which follows seven-year-old Sol as she prepares for her father's birthday party. Called poignant and emotionally expansive, the film will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles. Cinema Tucsón is presented by Cinema Tropical and the University of Arizona Center for Latin American Studies.

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24

Where: Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.

Cost: $10

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Night at the Museum: Minis & Sip

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is pairing miniatures with wine! Alongside wine and small snacks, you'll get to create your own mini bar cart.

When: 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25

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

Cost: $40. This event is for ages 21 and up.

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Fire Show at Sky Bar

The Cirque Roots Fire Troupe puts on a 20-minute fire show every fourth Friday, right outside of Sky Bar. 

When: 8:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26

Where: Sky Bar, 536 N. Fourth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend

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Chris Koury washes rocks at Superb Minerals, 1243 N. Main Ave. on January 18, 2023.

Tucson, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase

The giant Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase is back for yet another winter season, bringing people from allover the world to shop the dozens of shows spread out across the city. Find jewelry, rocks, fossils and more.

When: Jan. 27-Feb. 11

Where: Various locations across Tucson

Cost: Most shows are free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

La Encantada Fine Art Festival

SAACA is hosting a fine art festival at La Encantada, featuring artists selling items that range from mixed media to paintings to sculptures. You'll also find live music and art demonstrations.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28

Where: La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E. Skyline Dr.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

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Retro Game Show Night

Retro Game Show Night, an evening of off-the-cuff comedy that pays homage to old TV game shows with a funky twist, returns with "The Wheel of Misfortune."

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27

Where: Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

Cost: $19.06.  This event is for ages 21 and up.

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A Day at the Alfie

To kick off the gem show, the Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum is hosting a day of free admission and guest speakers.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27

Where: Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum, 115 N. Church Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, reserve seats online for presentations

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Plant Vibes

Come Jan. 27, The Boxyard will host an event that features a plant swap with Plantney, comedy with Lady Haha, music, cocktails and drag.

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27

Where: The Boxyard, 238 N. Fourth Ave.

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

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Laser Shows at Flandrau

Flandrau's laser shows for Taylor Swift and Prince are already sold out this month, but there are two more music-themed laser shows on the roster: Laser Foo Fighters and Laser Beastie Boys.

When: Saturday, Jan. 27. 7-8 p.m. for Foo Fighters; 8:30-9:30 p.m. for Beastie Boys.

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

Cost: $18.95 for laser shows and admission to science exhibits

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Metal Fest 

The Rialto is hosting Metal Fest as part of its Local Love Presents series. The concert features a local lineup of musicians.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27

Where: Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.

Cost: $5-$8

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Family Funday: Find the Thief

The Presidio and Fort Lowell museums are hosting a Family Funday where attendees will use clues to find the thief of a necklace.

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27

Where: Fort Lowell Museum, 2900 N. Craycroft Road

Cost: $3

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Vision Valley Fest

This rave, hosted by the folks behind the Visionary House Market, is taking place at Valley of the Moon with DJs across three stages, local vendors, food trucks and a silent disco. 

When: 2-10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28

Where: Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road

Cost: TBA

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