This weekend’s top 15 includes horses, diamonds and the main event!

An action packed weekend is here for you! Horses, diamonds and the main event of the gem shows lead off our top 15.

NEW THIS WEEKEND

It’s what we’ve been waiting for…the 65th Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show with amazing exhibits featuring the finest museums and private collections. This year’s theme is “Wulfenite is Loved,” honoring Arizona’s Official State Mineral. This is “the largest, oldest and most prestigious gem and mineral show in the world.” Tucson Gem and Mineral Society began the show in 1954 to educate and showcase Arizona’s rich mineral heritage.

For your complete guide to all the shows, click here.

gem of a weekend

Each show has hundreds of exhibitors.

New to the Gem Shows? Our expert has tips to get the most out of your experience. Watch here!

HILLENBRAND INVITATIONAL

Bear Down!

The UA Wildcats host seven softball teams competing in the newly renovated Hillenbrand Stadium. The games start Thursday at 6 and last all weekend!

Opening Day for the Wildcats 2019 season

Hi Corbett Field opens its gates for the 2019 baseball season Friday at 6 p.m.

The homestand continues Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

The Tucson Rodeo starts Saturday! Non stop action combines Tucson’s wild west heritage with extreme sport!

See their complete schedule here!

 

 

 

 

LIVE SHOWS

Brian Regan at the FOX Tucson Theatre 

 

This A-List comedian is on a non-stop tour, visiting close to a hundred cities a year. Friday at 7, he’s visiting Tucson. His takes on everyday life are hilarious:

 

 

 

Get your tickets here.

Ali Wong: The Milk & Money Tour

Friday night is comedy night at the Tucson Convention Center. See Netflix star Ali Wong, one of this decade’s fresh talents, perform her routine Friday at 7PM.

Get your tickets here.

FESTIVALS, FOOD AND ARTS

 

GEM OF A WEEKEND

Asian Lantern Festival

This is the opening weekend for Reid Park Zoo’s Asian Lantern Festival. Larger than life lanterns create a wonderland of Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and culture.

This runs from February 2 to March 23 6-10PM.

Get your tickets here

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

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

FUN STUFF OUTDOORS

The Loft Theater presents Princess Bride – Outdoors -FREE!

Inconceivable!!! Come to the UA Mall Friday at 8PM for a free screening of this romantic classic.

 

 

 

Sunday is Tucson’s 1st annual Yoga and Wellness Festival! It’s an event filled with wellness related vendors, access to multiple yoga classes, complimentary SWAG, and a feel-good environment that epitomizes a positive lifestyle. Downtown this Sunday from 10-4. Tickets are only $15. Get yours early here!

 

 

 

 

 

TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson Studios 4-Mile Trail Run & 1-Mile Walk

When: Sunday, February 17, 2019
What: Three separate events: Women’s-Only 4-Miler; Men’s-Only 4-Miler; One-Mile Family Walk/Run
Raising Funds For: Southern Arizona Roadrunners, including the Children’s Fitness Fund
Make a day of it and enjoy Tucson’s finest tourist attractions as part of your race entry.

For $45, you get admission to the studios (plus discounted admission for family members), breakfast and SWAG!