In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

NO EXCUSES! Six events to get you out of the house this weekend in Tucson

Tucson is full of shows, arts, and shopping this weekend. Here's a start:


Tucson Jazz Festival


Kick off the 5th annual Tucson Jazz Festival at the FOX Theater with teen phenom jazz pianist Joey Alexander.

Joey Alexander

fun things in Tucson

Zoppé Family Circus

Experience the Old World charm of the Zoppé Family Circus, an Italian family show that dates back to 1842. With ties to Orson Welles and the Ringling Bros., kids of all ages will be thrilled by the sights and sounds.

The show is in Tucson Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from January 11-21 at the Mercado San Agustin

Zoppé Family Circus in Tucson


Art After Dark

If you’re kids are ready to run away to the circus…bring them to this week’s Art after Dark at the Childrens Museum Tucson. The Tucson Circus Arts presents a Circus Ring Workshop. Try your hand at spinning a staff or poi (round tethered weights) or try your feet at globe walking! Whatever you do, you’ll be one step closer to the Big Top!

Saturday January 12, 5:30-8. FREE!

You can go to circus school right here in Tucson! Check out this video.

Art After Dark

30 Americans Closing Party

The Tucson Museum of Art hosts a party for the final night of the 30 Americans exhibit. Purchase a ticket for live music, a free drink, and hors d’oeuvres.

30 Americans Closing Party

Lake of Fire: Tucson Punk in the '80s

See the Tucson punk music scene from the 80’s through the lens of Ed Arnaud. He brings to life local mainstay bands and such iconic groups as Black Flag and Meat Puppets with his imagery.


FREE – Wooden Tooth Records

Lake of Fire: Tucson Punk in the '80s


Flea Markets Galore!

Here’s a short list of flea markets this weekend:

The Tucson Flea: Frenzy Edition

Mercado Flea 2nd Sundays

The St. Philip’s Market