10 things to do in Tucson for the last weekend in March

The last weekend in March means music, sports, and comedy.

Blues and Brews Festival

A full lineup of great blues bands coming this Saturday. The complete schedule and tickets (starting at $20) are here.

The event will be held at the Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center Saturday from 10am – 6:30PM.

Tucson Water Lantern Festival

An amazing experience where you’ll witness the magic of lanterns as they light up the water.

Saturday evening starting at 3:30 at Columbus Park. Tickets are $40 day of the event.

Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts

Here’s your opportunity to sample the finest in local art and music.

All the details are here for this Saturday and Sunday’s festival!

Tin Foil Hat Comedy

 

 

Sam Tripoli, the host of one of America’s most popular conspiracy themed podcasts “Tin Foil Hat”, is bringing his provocative world view to the stage in a special night of stand up comedy and far out theories to 191 Toole, Friday March 29th.  Learn more about Sam and how conspiracies and comedy go together here.

Free Screening of Mister Rogers’ documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Saturday at Sam Lena-South Tucson Library. Space is limited, so get complete details and order tickets here.

You should be dancin’ to this BeeGees tribute band

Stayin’ Alive offers  audiences the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees playlist, singing blockbusters such as “Night Fever”, “Jive Talkin’”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “You Should Be Dancing”, “Nights on Broadway”, and “Stayin’ Alive”.

Get the details here to take care of your Saturday night fever.

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL??? Cheer for the Tucson Sugar Skulls when they tackle the San Diego Strike Force! The Skulls are off to a 2-1 start, and are in a good position in the IFL. Be sure to come in your best Dia De Los Muertos face, and cheer on the skulls! 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 Colorado Eagles. Get your tickets here for Friday and Saturday nights.

 

 

 

 

The rivalry continues

Bear Down!

UA v ASU! Wildcats v Sun Devils! In-state PAC12 softball at its finest. Come to  the newly renovated Hillenbrand Stadium. The games start Friday at 5PM and last all weekend!

 

 

Dust Devil Tournament 2019

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Are you ready for THREE days of roller derby action? Tucson Roller Derby is hosting the 13th annual Dust Devil Invitational, Mar 29 – 31, 2019 at the Tucson Indoor Sports Center. That’s right  with WFTDA Teams, B-Teams, and Juniors Teams! Your weekend pass will grant you access to all games over the weekend; one-day tickets will also be available. There will be Dust Devil specific merchandise to buy and vendors to browse in between your derby viewing pleasure.

These women are TOUGH! Watch this video on the women of Tucson Roller Derby!

Friday 3/29/19
12:00 pm:      Tramps vs North Star
2:00  pm:       V Town vs Happy Valley
4:00  pm:       Humboldt vs FoCo
6:00  pm:       Saddlebrats vs Cherry Bombs Juniors

Saturday 3/30/19
9:00  am:       Tucson Dirty T’s vs TBD
11:00 pm:       FoCo vs Duke City
1:00  pm:       Tramps vs Happy Valley
3:00 pm:        Saddlebrats vs Sin City Juniors
5:00 pm:        SoCal vs Humboldt
7:00 pm:        North Star vs V Town

Sunday 3/31/19
9:00  am:       SoCal vs FoCo
11:00 am:       Duke City vs Humboldt
1:00 pm:         North Star vs Happy Valley
3:00 pm:        Tramps vs V Town
5:00 pm:        SoCal vs Duke City

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TICKETS: ON SALE NOW!
$20/weekend or $10/day plus processing fee online presale or $25/weekend or $15/day at the door
**If you buy your adult presale weekend or one-day tickets from one of the Tucson skaters, you will get a $5 discount ($20/weekend, $10/day)!**
$10/weekend or $5/day for ages 11-17.
FREE for children under 10 with purchase of adult ticket

 

Gallery in the Sun’s New Exhibit: “Desert Blooms”

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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 the Flandreau

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

Don’t miss the Center for Creative Photography‘s exhibit 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