A 3-day weekend in Tucson

90’s House Party with Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, Tone Loc, Coolio

Take a Fantastic Voyage this Saturday with Coolio, Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, and Tone Loc! The AVA Amphitheater goes old school at 8PM! Tickets start at $25. Get your tickets here.

INSANE CLOWN POSSE – with RITTZ, MushroomHead, Mac Lethal

If you went to a different “old school, ” join the Juggalos instead. The ICP brings their “Fury Fest” to the Rialto Saturday at 6:30PM. They’ve been selling out all over the country, so get your tickets here!

Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 6:30 PM

All Ages

$35 – $47.50

Arizona Rosé Day Festival

Travel to Sonoita and celebrate America’s premier location for rosé, Saturday May 25th! All the Sonoita wineries will be participating and doing a little something special. Each location is doing something a little different so get all the details here!

LIVE MUSIC

Main Gate Square and Jonas Hunter Present: 2019 Friday Night Live Summer Jazz Concert Series

 

Main Gate Square Jazz Series continues throughout the summer. Did we mention they’re FREE! This weekend is Reno del Mar.

You can get the full line-up of performances here. 

Tucson Premium Outlets Concert – Kevin Pakulis & His Band

Enjoy a FREE concert with Tucson-based Kevin Pakulis. Kevin’s songwriting ranges from introspective and reflective to satirical and political, from rocking blues anthems to quiet acoustic pieces.

The Tucson Premium Outlets and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance have partnered to bring live music to Southern Arizona each and every week. The series supports a range in music genres, from country to rock and jazz to classical.

Black Renaissance Night 3: Live Music

Black Renaissance spotlights black creativity in Tucson. Every Saturday in May from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, Hotel McCoy hosts these free events dedicated to the exploration of arts in the black community. This  is designed for the community at large to help in the learning of Black Artists and their steady influence on mainstream culture. See more details on the series here.

May 25th is Live Music night and will feature a concert by the following artists:

Seanloui
Street Blues Family
Black Caesar

SPORTS

The playoff race is on, and the Tucson Sugar Skulls are in the hunt! This Saturday, they battle the unbeaten Rattlers from Phoenix.  It’s Military & First Responders Appreciation Night. The first 2,000 fans get Sugar Skulls Rally Towels courtesy of Farhang & Medcoff. This Saturday at 6 at the Tucson Convention Center

See the complete schedule and where to buy tickets here: Tucson Sugar Skull single-game tickets now on sale.

Tucson Roller Derby

This week, Yuma and Casa Grande invade the Tucson Indoor Sports Center and the Furious Truckstop Waitresses will be serving up some Humble Pie! These are the toughest athletes on wheels, and you’re guaranteed to have a good time at the Tucson Indoor Sports Center.

RECURRING EVENTS: 

Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari

Don’t give up on the zoo because it’s too hot! All summer long, the Reid Park Zoo stays open late on Saturdays! Now see your favorite elephant in the cool of the evening (6-8PM) when the animals become more active. It’s FREE for Zoo Members! Plus:

  • Live Music from a variety of local bands
  • Games & Activities
  • Food & Drink Specials
  • Animal Encounters & Keeper Chats
  • Theme Nights including fun family activities

Here’s the schedule:

  • May 25: Meet Your Zoo Night
  • June 1: Superheroes and Animal Superpowers
  • June 8: Beach Party at World Ocean’s Day
  • ** Summer Safari Nights will be skipping June 15 for Brew at the Zoo! **
  • June 22: Art in the Animal Kingdom
  • June 29: Spa Night
  • July 6: Monsoon Madness
  • July 13: Culinary Delights
  • July 20: Game Night
  • July 27: Animal Athletes
  • August 3: Happiness with the Animals
  • August 10: Treasure Night
  • August 17: STEM Night

Creatures of the Night (Cool Summer Nights)

The Desert Museum hosts interactive & educational solar system activities with National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) Saturday from 5 PM – 10 PM.

View the wonders of the night skies at one of our telescope stations.
“I Thought I Knew That: 20 (Very!) Common Astronomy Fallacies” with Dr. Kevin Hainline
And YES! There will be food and drinks available for purchase (including beer and wine). The Ironwood Terraces Restaurant, The Cottonwood, Ocotillo Cafe, and Phoebe’s Coffee Bar will all be open.

~ Arizona/Sonora Resident (ages 13+): $16.95
~ General admission (ages 13-64): $21.95
~ Senior (ages 65+): $19.95
~ Children (ages 3-12): $8.95
~ Children (under 3): FREE
~ Military (active/retired): $17.95
~ Members: FREE

You can see more info here (http://www.desertmuseum.org/members/).

10 great things

Don’t miss the Gallery in the Sun’s new exhibit – Desert Blooms.

The flora and fauna of the Sonoran desert in Spring are celebrated in “Desert Blooms”, a selection of 1950’s watercolors by Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia. These colorful and playful paintings of cactus flowers and desert critters will be on display at the Gallery in the Sun from February 1st 2019 through September 4th, 2019.

Check out their Facebook page

Sharks Take Over Flandrau

Turn your fears into fascination at Sharks: Magnificent and Misunderstood. Interactive displays lead you to the IMAX showing of Great White Shark. There’s an additional fee for the movie.