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Giovanni Zoppé, right, plays with his 9-month-old son Ilario Fabrizio Luigino Zoppé inside the Big Top tent at Zoppé Family Circus at the Mercado District, 221 S. Avenida del Convento, on Jan. 12th, 2022.

Markets, movies and a whole lot of music are in store this weekend in Tucson.

It's the last weekend for the Tucson Jazz Festival and Zoppé Family Circus. Dillinger Days makes its annual return to Hotel Congress and a DJ night at The Rialto pays homage to all the Disney kids out there. Also on the roster: a free transportation-themed event for kiddos at the Children's Museum, an LGBTQ+ cocktail party, markets featuring your favorite makers and a $4 screening of "The Wizard of Oz."

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

Singer/guitarist Joey Burns, left, and drummer John Convertino, the core duo of the band Calexico, perform with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra at the Linda Ronstadt Music Hall on Jan. 13, 2024. The concert was part of the opening day of 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." 

When: Now through Jan. 20

Where: Several locations

Cost: Varies

Visit the event page for more information.

Zoppé Family Circus

Zoppé Family Circus, featuring Nino the Clown and a cast of seven generations of Zoppés, is here for its last weekend. Expect acrobatic acts, a trapeze artist, a ringmaster and more. The circus has been a January tradition in Tucson since 2011.

When: Now through Jan. 21

Where: Mercado District, 100 S. Avenida del Convento

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

Visit the event page for more information.


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The Arizona Opera presents: The Barber of Seville at the Linda Ronstadt Music Hall, Feb. 3-4.

Love, mistaken identity and humor are woven throughout The Barber of Seville, Rossini’s comic opera masterpiece. Performed in Italian with English and Spanish supertitles, The Barber of Seville is considered one of the greatest opera buffa of all time, maintaining its popularity for over 200 years. Get tickets now!


Tucson International Jewish Film Festival

Now through Jan. 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: Now through Jan. 31

Where: Several locations 

Cost: $12 per film, $60 for six films

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson History Social

Listen to a brief presentation about the history of the Sentinel Peak base, where Mission Garden now sits. Afterwards, mingle with other history-loving attendees.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18

Where: The Tuxon, 960 S. Freeway

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

Visit the event page for more information.


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Join the Party at The Fox ‚ÄĒ Last Week of Tucson Jazz Festival Concerts!

The Fox embraces both new and familiar jazz this week with the groundbreaking¬†Chief Adjuah (formally Christian Scott) on Thursday¬†showcasing his electrifying artistry and genre-defying compositions ‚ÄĒ then on¬†Saturday, Blue Note Records celebrates 85 years¬†of their legendary jazz label with an exceptional live performance sure to end the Tucson Jazz Festival on a high note!¬†Next Wednesday, don‚Äôt miss the critically acclaimed film¬†T√≥tem¬†(the Mexican entry for Best International Feature Film for the 96th Academy Awards), the story of 15-year-old Sol, whose world is about to change as she learns the essence of letting go and feels the breath of life.


Fork & Film 

Head to Corbett's for a screening of "Top Gun," all while enjoying a dining experience inspired by the movie. Dinner includes salad, wings, a barbecue short rib sandwich and a flight of beer.

When: 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18

Where: Corbett's, 340 N. Sixth Ave.

Cost: $50

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.

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 musicians.

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.

Tucson Coin Show

Head to Casino del Sol for the Tucson Coin Show, where you'll see rare coins, currency, jewelry and antiques both on display and for purchase.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Where: Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road

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! This weekend's events include trivia and bingo.

When: 7-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 for trivia; 6-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 for bingo.

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

Cost: $15 for trivia, adults only. $14 for bingo, reservations required.

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. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 19-20

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

Cost: $49 without dinner, $79 with dinner

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.

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

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

The Tanque Verde Market was started by Michelle Bullock, who hopes to create community on Tucson’s east side.

Tanque Verde Market

This market brings local creatives to the east side! Find more than 30 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.

Dirty T Market

Debuting this weekend, local spicy candy shop Dirty T Tamarindo will be hosting a monthly market featuring vendors, low riders, food trucks and games.

When: 4-9 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. 

Potted stained glass made by Alex Berger, aka The Glass Desert, displayed at #ThisIsTucson’s artisan market on Feb. 18.

Beginner Stained Glass Class

Local artist The Glass Desert is teaching an entry level workshop where attendees will design and create a suncatcher using 5-7 pieces of glass. You'll learn about safety precautions, stained glass tools and more. 

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Where: TBA upon purchasing

Cost: $125. This workshop is for adults only. Wear closed-toe shoes!

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.

Mission Garden is located at the base of "A" Mountain, at 946 W. Mission Lane.

Traditional O'odham Agriculture at Mission Garden

Attend this event to learn about Tohono O'odham agricultural practices, including demonstrations and talks about traditional crops like corn, beans and squash.

When: 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Where: Mission Garden, 946 W. Mission Lane

Cost: Free to attend, donations accepted

Visit the event page for more information.

Puppy yoga with Barefoot Studio

Take this yoga class surrounded by puppies! Proceeds go to Pathways for Paws.

When: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Where: Barefoot Studio, 7053 N. Oracle Road

Cost: $20. This event is for ages 13 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

'80s Dance Party at Surly Wench

Surly Wench Pub is hosting an '80s-themed dance party. Wear your best '80s attire!

When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

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

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

Visit the event page for more information.

A Saguaro cactus in the vineyard at Old Pueblo Cellars, 10088 N. St. Patrick Road.

Wine and Craft Show

Stroll through Old Pueblo Cellars all while sipping on wine and shopping from local vendors. 

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Where: Old Pueblo Cellars, 10088 N. Saint Patrick Road

Cost: Free to attend the market; wine tastings require reservations 

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.

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. Saturday, Jan. 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.

Rose Care and Pruning Class

Harlow Gardens is hosting a demonstration and class about rose pruning and the basics of caring for roses.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Where: Harlow Gardens, 5620 E. Pima St.

Cost: Free to attend 

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. This weekend, take a tour of historic neighborhood Barrio Viejo or learn about the mansions of Main Avenue.

When: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 for Barrio Viejo; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 20 for mansions. 

Where: El Tiradito Wishing Shrine, 418 S. Main St., for the Barrio Viejo tour. Café a la C’art, 150 N. Main Ave., for the mansions tour. 

Cost: $30. Pre-registration is required.

Visit the event page for more information.

Cumbia Social Dance Night

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

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

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

Cost: $15

Visit the event page for more information.

Cars and Candy

Local candy shop Candy World is hosting a car show. All models are welcome, though it's first come, first served. 

When: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Where: Candy World, 9136 E. Valencia Road

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Charles Mackley, played by Hotshot Performer Bobby Stevens, left, gets kicked in the stomach by an officer during a reenactment of the Dillenger Gangs capture in Tucson's Annual Dillenger Days at Hotel Congress in Tucson, Ariz. on Jan. 16th, 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.

Silent Reading Party

The Pima County Library is sponsoring a series of silent reading parties. "Sometimes you want to read a book, but you just don’t want to read it at home, or maybe you don’t know what book to read next. Join our silent book group as we all just sit and read in a comfy place." During the last 30 minutes of the event, attendees can share what they're reading.

When: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21

Where: The Coalition Space, 311 E. Seventh St.

Cost: Free to attend

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

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Bridal Expo

The Tucson Bridal Expo, hosted by our sister site the Arizona Daily Star, is back for another year. Chat with more than 80 wedding vendors, see a furniture showcase and watch three fashion shows.

When: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21

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

Cost: Free to attend, registration required

Visit the event page for more information.

Desert Voices upcoming concert 

Desert Voices, an LGBTQ+ chorus, is hosting two evenings of open house rehearsals. 

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 21-28

Where: Rincon Congregational Church, 122 N. Craycroft Road

Cost: Free to attend 

Visit the event page for more information.

Goat yoga

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

When: 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21

Where: 4300 N. Silverbell Road

Cost: $25

Visit the event page for more information.


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