Your Tucson Weekend Guide

HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND:

Spring Fling

 

 

 

 

 

For the 45th year, University of Arizona hosts Spring Fling this weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s an iconic Tucson event full of carnival rides, games, food booths, and entertainment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come to the UA Mall for one of the largest student-run carnivals in the nation.

  • Friday, April 12th –       4PM-11PM
  • Saturday, April 13th – 11AM-11PM
  • Sunday, April 12th –    11AM-6PM

It costs $5 to get in, but there are lots of discounts for admission and rides. Click here for the details.

Tombstone Rose Festival

The ‘Softer Side of Tombstone’ can be seen April 12-14th with the Tombstone Rose Festival.  For the 133rd year, the world’s largest rose tree is blooming!

Parades, music, dancing, basket auction, pancake breakfast, Grand Ball, gunfights, and the sweetest smell to ever come out of Tombstone. We got a sneak peek of this amazing botanical sensation! Check it out here!

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

This weekend kicks of the first week of the Main Gate Square Jazz Series. There will be 11 concerts throughout the summer. Did we mention they’re FREE! This weekend Zona Libre performs. This  eclectic suite of musicians with a flair for hip arrangements of contemporary Latino Urbano music and popular Americano, is  led by Hiram Perez.  Perez began his musical journey at the age of five in Nogales Arizona and Nogales Sonora Mexico where he spent his early childhood playing saxophone. At the age of twelve his parents moved to Tucson Arizona where he continued to study music. Hiram started his professional music career in 1991. While playing in the local music scene he also studied music at The University of Arizona & Pima College.

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

2019 Arizona International Film Festival

Watch over 50 films in 11 days at the 28th Annual Arizona International Film Festival. Albania, South Korea, China, Argentina are just a few countries represented in this collections of the finest artists in the world.

Meet many of the filmmakers at the historic Screening Room. You can find the complete schedule here.

Fiddler on the Roof

The heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter comes to UA Centennial Hall April 9-14, 2019!

based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins, audiences across North America are toasting a new production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF! This tour brings a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece.

Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset;’ “If I Were A Rich Man;’ “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life (L’Chaim!).

The best seats and savings are reserved for season ticket holders. Get your tickets here!

SAHBA Home Show Spring 2019
APRIL 12–14, 2019 AT THE TCC! Over 300 exhibitors with new products, services and ideas for making your home more comfortable, more energy efficient, and more up-to-date.

Friday, April 12 — 10am to 6pm
Saturday, April 13 — 10 to 6pm
Sunday, April 14 — 10am to 5pm

GET YOUR $2 OFF COUPON HERE.

United Nitro Funny Cars at Tucson Dragway

At speeds of more than 250 MPH, these nitro-fueled dragsters roar into Tucson. Friday and Saturday! Get the details here!

Astronomy Festival

Explore the night skies with the experts from TAAA. Saturday from 3-9 at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park. Get the details here!

The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Preview Concert

Witness history this Sunday! Be one of the first to hear the Mighty Wurlitzer play at the Fox Tucson Theatre for the first time in 60 years!

Enjoy Buster Keaton’s 1920 silent film One Week as it was originally screened, accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer!

VIP ticket holders will get to see the organ up close during an on-stage post-show reception.
$25 general tickets · $75 VIP reception tickets
https://foxtucson.com/event/fox-birthday-organ-preview-event/

SPORTS EVENTS:

FC Tucson Home Opener

Saturday at 7:30, for the first time, FC Tucson will play at Kino North Stadium as a professional team in the USL League One. They’ll take on Toronto FC 11. That’s Toronto, Canada! Get out to root on your hometown professional soccer team. Purchase your tickets here.

Tucson Sugar Skulls Home Game

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL??? Cheer for the Tucson Sugar Skulls when they tackle 5 time world champion AZRattlers from Phoenix!

This week is  “Bow Wow at the Boneyard.” Bring your four-legged friend to the game – $5 admission donation goes to The Humane Society of Southern Arizona. It all starts this Sunday at 3.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tucson Roadrunners battle the San Diego Gulls. It’s the last regular season games. Get your tickets here for Friday and Saturday nights.

 

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.

Ansel Adams: Examples

Taking the book as its’ template Ansel Adams: Examples draws upon the Center for Creative Photography’s collection of Adams’ work to realize the premise of “Examples” with original prints and archival materials. Paired with text from the book, written by Adams himself, the exhibition affords viewers and unprecedented opportunity to familiarize themselves with the intricacies of Adams’ work.

The exhibit runs until May 4 on the UA Campus.

  • Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday: 1 – 4pm
  • Sunday – Monday: closed

The 9th Annual Tucson Erotica Art Show

This is a month-long event and runs through May 5. See what’s happening this weekend here.