Marquees

The crowd lines up under the marquee at the Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress, for the Ian Munsick concert, Tucson, Ariz., April 25, 2023.

'Tis the weekend before Valentine's Day, where our list is filled with heart-shaped crafts and the chance to shop last-minute gifts ahead of the day of love.

But Valentine's Day isn't the only thing on the agenda: enjoy the last official weekend of the gem show, a 2000s dance party, an event filled with classic cars and barbecue, and the arrival of what's dubbed the world's biggest bounce park. 

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

The cashier at Kaia Sparks Designs helps a customer while buyers browse the selection of sterling silver gemstone jewelry and other handicrafts available during the 22nd Street gem show, 600 West 22nd Street, near Interstate 10, Jan. 30, 2024.

Tucson, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase

The giant Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase is in town 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: Now through Feb. 11; some shows end later

Where: Various locations across Tucson

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

Visit the event page for more information.

Tubac Festival of the Arts

The 65th annual Tubac Festival of the Arts takes place over the next five days, featuring more than 200 artists, horse-drawn trolley rides and live music across several roadways, plazas, galleries, shops and restaurants.

When: Now through Feb. 11

Where: Various spots in Tubac; see the map here.

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

Visit the event page for more information.


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Get your game on!

Register today for Tucson Parks and Recreation's fall men’s, women's and coed adult Slowpitch Softball Leagues or NEW Indoor Coed Volleyball League. Registration closes Feb. 16. Find out more about the league or how to register here.


Creative Kind Galentine's Day Art Night

Maker shop Creative Kind is hosting an artsy night in celebration of Galentine's Day. Make friendship bracelets and color a coloring page, all while enjoying wine and sweet treats.

When: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. Drop in anytime. 

Where: Creative Kind, 2905 E. Skyline Dr.

Cost: $15

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, Feb. 8-10; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11

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

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information. 


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Valentine's Week at PY Steakhouse!

Make this Valentine's Day extra special all week long with a romantic dinner at the award-winning PY Steakhouse served from Feb. 13-17 for $100 per person with an optional $35 wine pairing. Book a table and see the full menu here!


It's A 2000s Party

This traveling tour is making a stop in Tucson, playing 2000s hits from Beyonce, Eminem, Justin Timberlake and more.

When: 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8

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

Cost: $15-$30. This event is for ages 18 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

"Sonoran Joy" at DeGrazia Gallery

Kristin Harvey's debut solo exhibit, called "Sonoran Joy," is on display at DeGrazia Gallery through Feb. 9. The exhibit shows Harvey's love for both painting and the Sonoran Desert — and she'll be present at the exhibit daily!

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 9

Where: DeGrazia Gallery, 6300 N. Swan Road

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.


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ATC presents “Intimate Apparel” Jan. 20-Feb. 10

The Arizona Theatre Company presents the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lynn Nottage’s play “Intimate Apparel.” The story features a successful seamstress who makes revolutionary undergarments for an array of women, exploring forbidden relationships and clientele that profoundly change her life. Get tickets now!


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.

Cat events at El Jefe Cat Cafe

Spend time with the cats at El Jefe Cat Cafe! This weekend's events include sound bath meditation and bingo.

When: 7-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 for sound bath; 6-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 for bingo

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

Cost: $25 for sound bath; $14 for bingo, reservations required

Visit the event page for more information.


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Show your love for local artists and bakers at #ThisIsTucson's upcoming market 💖

Welcoming the community to shop local, all while supporting the talented artists in Tucson, #ThisIsTucson is putting together our second outdoor artisan market dubbed Tucson Together, taking place on Fifth Avenue near Congress Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24.

You'll find handmade and curated items from around 100 local makers, three food trucks, a book scavenger hunt from Tucson Tome Gnome and an art-making station from the Tucson Museum of Art. Youth On Their Own will be collecting donations of food and household items!


Funbox

Dubbed the world's biggest bounce park, Funbox is coming to Tucson this February with 25,000 square feet of jumping zones and 10 play areas.

When: Feb. 9-25

Where: Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road

Cost: $19-$28

Visit the event page for more information. 

Skate Country Roll Bounce

DJ company Bros Entertainment is hosting this adult-only event at Skate Country, featuring food trucks and a costume contest. 

When: 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9

Where: Skate Country, 7980 E. 22nd St.

Cost: $21.95. This event is for ages 18 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Calling Love In — DIY Bath Salts or Body Oil Workshop

Local maker Lulu Tineo of Yōlia Botánica is hosting a workshop that features your choice of two DIY projects: bath salts or a body oil. Beer and wine will be available! 

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9

Where: Flory's Events, 2114 S. Sixth Ave.

Cost: $45. You can bring your partner for no extra charge, though you'll only create one item!

Visit the event page for more information.

Stargazing with Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association 

Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association is hosting a day of solar viewing and stargazing in Catalina State Park this Friday.

When: 2-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9

Where: Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road

Cost: Stargazing is free, park admission may apply

Visit the event page for more information.

Shana Oseran spearheaded the idea of opening a jazz club called the Century Room inside Hotel Congress' former Copper Hall.

The Century Room's Second Birthday

The Century Room at Hotel Congress is celebrating its second birthday! Five musicians will celebrate the jazz club's anniversary. Proceeds will help The Century Room purchase a new piano.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9

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

Cost: $20-$30. This event is for ages 21 and up.

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. Friday, Feb. 9

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

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Mardi Gras at Hacienda del Sol 

Enjoy a New Orleans-inspired buffet alongside live music from Rillito River Band. Entrees include gumbo, jambalaya, creole pork chops and more.

When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9

Where: Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road

Cost: $90

Visit the event page for more information.

Tasting History: Citrus

Learn about the origins behind citrus like oranges and limes 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, Feb. 9-10

Where: Mission Garden, 946 W. Mission Lane

Cost: Free to attend, donations accepted

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Desert Song Festival

This music festival kicked off Jan. 14 and goes through Feb. 15, with a spring leg March 2 through April 9. 

When: Now through Feb. 15; March 2-April 9

Where: Several locations.

Cost: Varies.

Visit the event page for more information.

This n' That Creative Studio Workshops

This n' That Creative Studio has a long list of crafty workshops this weekend, including Galentine's Day crafts alongside bubbly; an acrylic pour for couples; cookie decorating; a knit-and-sip featuring a chunky blanket; and a kids' story time.

When: Various dates

Where: This n' That Creative Studio, 1066 S. Pantano Road

Cost: $10-$95, depending on the workshop

Visit the event page for more information.

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 in all things  "Dr. Who."

When: 7 p.m. Fridays

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.

Cruise, BBQ & Blues

This annual car show, hosted by SAACA, features live oldies music, kid-friendly activities, food and classic cars. There are more than 30 different categories of awards given out, including best of show, best interior and best paint.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Where: Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road

Cost: $5, ages 10 and under enter for free

Visit the event page for more information.

Torrie Dueñas, owner of Monsoon Mystics, started her online and pop-up shop, Desert Mystic Goods, nearly a decade ago. Now she has a brick-and-mortar.

Ghoulentine's Mini Market

Shop from 12 vendors at witchy shop Monsoon Mystics' first spooky event of the year! Enjoy crafts, a flower bouquet bar, tarot readings and aura photos. 

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Where: Monsoon Mystics, 657 W. St Marys Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Lunar New Year Gala

Benefiting the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, this gala includes a Chinese dinner, a lion dance, Chinese performances and a silent auction.

When: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Where: Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road

Cost: $180

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, Feb. 10

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, Feb. 10

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, Feb. 10

Where: Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Sips and Succulent Potting Workshop

Local plant nursery Green Things is hosting a workshop that will teach you how to pot and care for a mini succulent garden. Snacks and bubbly are included!

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Where: Green Things, 3384 E. River Road

Cost: $35; to reserve your spot, call 520-299-9471 or email sales@greenthingsaz.com

Visit the event page for more information.

Park Place Rodeo Day

Celebrate the rodeo ... at the mall?! This family-friendly event includes stick horse racing, dancing and western-themed entertainment. 

When: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Where: Center court of Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

A statue of Southern Arizona pioneer John Campbell Greenway casts its shadow on the Arizona History Museum in Tucson.

Free Admission Day to the Arizona History Museum

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Arizona History Museum with free admission!

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Where: Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second St.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Valentine's Day at the Lavender Farm

Head north to Oracle to wander the lavender farm while sipping on hot chocolate. Also check out the farm's Valentine's Day-themed crafts throughout the month!

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Where: Life Under the Oaks Lavender Farm, 1221 N. Rancho Robles Road, Oracle

Cost: $5 for entry with free hot cocoa; $10 for entry and Valentine's Day treats

Visit the event page for more information.

Living History Day: Statehood Celebration

It's almost Arizona's birthday! Arizona gained statehood on Feb. 14, 1912 and the Presidio Museum is celebrating. Their event includes demonstrations on soldier drills and blacksmithing, handmade tortilla tastings and a performance by DanzaCultura Ballet Folklorico.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

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

Cost: $9 for adults, $6 for kids ages 6-13. Pima County residents get $3 off with ID!

Visit the event page for more information.

'90s Country Night

It's baaaack! Dance the night away at Trail Dust Town's Savoy Opera House during this ode to '90s country music. Enjoy live music and themed drink specials.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Where: Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: $5 admission or free with purchase of an entree at Pinnacle Peak. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.  

Kitten yoga with Barefoot Studio

Take this beginner's yoga class surrounded by kittens! Proceeds go to Southern Arizona Cat Rescue. Bring your own mat, blanket or towel.

When: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Where: Barefoot Studio, 7053 N. Oracle Road

Cost: $20

Visit the event page for more information.

Spooky Rave

Who says spooky season is over? The folks behind the TikTok-famous Shrek Rave are bringing a Spooky Rave to Tucson this weekend.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

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

Cost: $17.68 and up. This event is for ages 18 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Galentines and Rosés

Caps & Corks bartender Christa is hosting a rosé tasting, where you'll be able to sip four different rosés from around the world. Charcuterie comes with!

When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Where: Caps & Corks, 3830 W. River Road

Cost: $25, seating is limited

Visit the event page for more information.

Local Love Presents

Enjoy a lineup of local music at 191 Toole this Saturday. The concert includes Oracle Jane Station, Soul Of The Sun, The Crown Syndicate, Dedwin and Broken Romeo.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Where: 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave.

Cost: $5-$8. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Chocolate Love at AZ Hops and Vines

Take a road trip to Sonoita for the annual Chocolate Love event that includes wine and chocolate served by firemen.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

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

Cost: $25 

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, Feb. 10

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

Cost: $15, cash or Venmo

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.

Foothills Community Markets

Visit this market outside of the Foothills Mall to shop from vendors who have items like yard art, home decor, jewelry, baked goods and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays

Where: Foothills Mall, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Walking tours with the Presidio Museum

Explore Tucson with walking tours hosted by the Presidio Museum. This weekend's tour is of the Turquoise Trail, where you'll see historic buildings and learn about Tucson history.

When: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

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

Cost: $30. Pre-registration is required.

Visit the event page for more information.

Goat yoga

Enjoy an hour of yoga and goats with these classes!

When: 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Where: Udall Park, 7290 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: $25

Visit the event page for more information.

Be Moe Moe Mine

Anime pop-up Moe Moe is hosting a romance-themed event with vendors, dancing to K-pop, a cosplay contest, karaoke and more.

When: 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11

Where: The Korean Rose, 6118 E. Speedway

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

Visit the event page for more information.

Valentine's Day Mercadito

Shop from 13 local vendors at this mini market ahead of Valentine's Day. Vendors are bringing food, handmade soap, body-care products, jewelry and more.

When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11

Where: Galeria Mitotera, 1802 S. Fourth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Khris Dodge, left, banters with Sarah Tolar in between songs during Fruit Cocktail Lounge at The Century Room on April 9, 2023.

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, Feb. 11

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.

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.


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