Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Weekly List: 12 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next 10 Days

Posted By on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Your Weekly guide to keeping busy in the Old Pueblo.

Celebrating Moms

The Mamma Mia Sing-A-Long. With the main auditorium getting a makeover, the Loft is taking its show on the road and hosting a huge Greek wedding you won’t want to miss. Spend Mother's Day with singing along with the music of your favorite Swedish pop group! Don't worry, if it's been a little too long since you rocked out to “Super Trooper,” the lyrics will be on the screen. All guests will get goodie bags with mini props and surprises inside that you can use throughout the movie. So what are you waiting for? Get up and jive, dancing queens! 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. General Admission: $10, Children 12 and under: $8.

Mother's Day Brews & Jewels. Just about all moms love sparkles and booze, right? Celebrate Mother's Day the right way with drinks and jewelry. Get mom tipsy and shop with her for the perfect necklace or bracelet by Stella & Dot. Drink specials are $1 off draft beer, $1 off 32 oz growler, and $2 off 64-ounce growler fill. Wine and $3 mimosas will also be available. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 14. 1912 Brewing Co., 2045 N. Forbes Blvd.

Manly Manlesque Mother's Day Show. Calling all slightly wild matriarchs: Treat mom to a sexy show to thank her for all she's ever done for you. This Manly Manlesque show claims it puts the "burly" in burlesque, including all the muscle, tattoos and blue collars of (some) women's dreams. 9 p.m. to midnight Sunday, May 14. Surly Wench Pub, 424 N. Fourth Ave. $10 general admission and $20 VIP.

Free Yoga for Mom. Flexibility and core body strength is important across generations. Cash in on that and spend time with your mama  when you choose from a variety of classes (with mom in for free) thanks to Barefoot Studio and its two locations. The classes are gentle and power flow at the Thornydale location and Yin, gentle and power flow at the Oracle location. This might be the only time you can find inner peace with your mom beside you! (Just kidding. Mostly.) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Barefoot Studio, 7352 N. Oracle Road and 6781 N. Thornydale Road.

Muffins with Mom. Want something tangible to commemorate this Mother's Day? Get artsy with Mom this year—and enjoy muffins and beverages while you're at it! The price includes a reservation for two in the studio, but make your reservation ASAP on the Tucson Mall website. 10 a.m. to noon. Sunday, May 14. Color Me Mine Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road. $25.

Downtown Fun

Second Saturdays Downtown. It’s another Second Saturday downtown, with fun for the whole family throughout the day. You can check out Etherton Gallery’s spectacular new show, Color Theory, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; learn about frontier life at Living History Day at Presidio San Augustin de Tucson; and bring the kids to the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum’s Train Day at the Depot (beginning at 10 a.m.), which will feature choo-choo rides, model trains in Amtrak lobby and a free outdoor screening of The Little Mermaid at 7 p.m. Among the musical acts in the evening: Nick Stanley is playing at La Cocina (7 p.m.), the Ronstadt Generations are peforming on the Club Congress Plaza (7 p.m.) and the Tortolita Gutpluckers will be at Borderlands Brewing Company (7 p.m.). And if you need a nostalgia fix, The Fox will be showing American Grafitti at 7:30 p.m. ($7). Find out more details about all the fun at

Animal Love

10th Annual Howling for the Hounds. Presented by the Wolves Motorcycle Club and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, come enjoy door prizes, live music, raffles and food for homeless animals. All of the proceeds will be going to the HSSA. Plus, the first 100 people get a free T-shirt. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Wolves Motorcycle Club Clubhouse, 2702 N. Flowing Wells Road. $20.


The Red Balloon and White Mane. The most recent French election sure went better than the most recent U.S. Election, eh? Bring your kids into the mix and celebrate good things coming out of France when the Loft Jr. presents a double feature of The Red Balloon and White Maine. Mildred & Dildred will get the party started at 9:15 a.m., and the film starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Free.

Silver Bullet. Twin Peaks is gearing up for its much anticipated return to pop culture relevance, and to celebrate the Loft is dedicating this month of Mondo Monday to the stars of the show, and the movies they probably regret making. Watch Big Ed Hurley (er, I mean Everett McGill) as Reverend Lowe in this over-the-top Stephen King piece based on Cycle of the Werewolf. 8 p.m. Monday, May 15. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $3.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. In addition to dedicating this entire month of Mondo Monday showings to The Stars of Twin Peaks, the Loft Cinema is also marking the show’s return to television with two screenings of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Venture all the way back to 1992 when you arrive an hour early to either screening, wrap yourself in plastic and join in the Black Lodge for a Twin Peak Party, with free “damn fine” pie, coffee and donuts, commemorative Twin Peaks coffee cups, a cherry stem-tying contest, and a Twin Peaks costume contest with oh-so fabulous prizes! 10 p.m. (9 p.m. for the party!) May 12-13. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $6.

Public Safety

Women's Self Defense Seminar. Taught by Celia Webb, a second-degree black belt and owner of Ultima Krav Maga, this class is designed specifically for women on protections against the most common attack techniques. You can never be too prepared when it comes to personal safety, so why not take advantage of this kick-butt opportunity? Spots are limited, so sign up online. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13. North Tucson Fit Body Boot Camp and PTI, 6430 N. Swan Road. $40.

2017 Ride of Silence. Don't want to die (or kill anyone!) horribly in a car/bicycle accident? Put that cell phone down and take a stand against distracted driving and support cyclists in this worldwide ride, while honoring the memory of cyclists who have been killed or injured by distracted driving. Don't forget to stretch beforehand because the ride is roughly eight to 10 miles total. 5-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17. Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way. Free.

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