Monday, June 25, 2018
Baseball Nights at Kino Sports Complex. “Take me out to the ballgame! Take me out to the croooowd!” Don’t you just love the United States of America’s national anthem? Okay, so maybe that’s not the real anthem, but what’s more patriotic than eating a hot dog and popcorn at a baseball game, and cheering on the home team—in this case, any of the eight teams on the Sun Belt College League, made up of recent high school graduates from Southern Arizona and other parts of the country? Some cheat codes: $1 Hot dogs on Tuesdays, half-off soda and popcorn on Thursdays and special appearances by Woody the Woodpecker and Daffy Duck Thursdays through Sundays. There are several 7 p.m. games this week: the Cochise Stars vs. the Tucson Champs on Monday and the Kings vs. the Javelinas on Tuesday. Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way. $5 adults, free for kids 12 and under. Details here.
Dog Days of Summer at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. There’s nothing like a stroll through the
botanical gardens to remind you how gorgeous desert plant life is. And there’s nothing like an afternoon with your best canine friend to remind you how gorgeous life in general is. Now, you can combine the two! The gardens are offering a $20 summer membership to their dog days program, which gets you unlimited admission through Sept. 30, and the ability to bring your doggie in for just $3 a visit. Plus, your dog will get a stylish custom canine membership card to attach to their collar or leash. You really pant miss this! Through Sept. 30. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. $20. Details here.
Make it Mondays! At the Children’s Museum. You know the drill: To help you beat the Monday blues, the Children’s Museum has extended hours on Monday evenings throughout the summer, as well as special guests that lead a different program every week. This week, it’s the Phoenix Herpetological Society, schooling kids and their parents on “Alligators and Adaptations.” What kinds of adaptations do alligators spend their time making? It’s about time we learn. Reptiles are on site from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 25. Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave. $3. Details here.
100 Years, 100 Ranchers. If you need a break from Tucson this week, head over to Phoenix’s Arizona Heritage Center, home to the Centennial Museum, where this photography exhibit by Scott Baxter is on display through Sept. 18. His black-and-white photos are meant to illustrate a century worth of ranching in Arizona by examining the relationship between ranchers and their animals, the isolation of ranching the hardships, and the beauty and fulfillment that ranchers experience. His goal is to recognize the families that have struggled to persevere and preserve Arizona’s ranching tradition through changing times. Arizona Heritage Center, 1300 N. College Ave, Tempe AZ. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $12 adults, $10 seniors 65+, $8 kids 7 to 17, free for kid 6 and under, AHS members, military and veterans. Details here.
2001: A Space Odyssey. You know what’s a great movie? This one. You should see it. If you know what it’s about, that’s all the reason you need to go see it. And if you don’t know what it’s about, you still certainly recognize the name, and that’s proof enough of its importance. Either way, I’ll see you at The Loft for their new 70mm screening. 12:30 p.m./4 p.m./ 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 22 through Thursday, June 28. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $10. Details here.
Sauce Summer Sampler. For those like me who can't stray from always ordering Sauce's mac ’n’ cheese, this deal might be a game changer. Choose a salad, a 12-inch pizza and two glasses of wine or beer for $22. There are endless combinations to try out during the deal's run until Aug. 31. Don't miss out on seasonal offerings like the watermelon and arugula salad. All Sauce locations in Tucson. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Details here.
Lunch Specials for a Good Cause. Get your pizza fix and help out the community all in one meal. For the duration of June, Barro’s Pizza and Pepsi are teaming up to raise funds for the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children with a daily lunch special. Specials include a slice of pizza and small drink for $2.75 or two slices and a drink for $4.25. Barro’s will donate all proceeds from the lunch special (up to $20,000) to the nonprofit. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1-30. 5884 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive. Details here.
Zona 78 Chef’s Dinner. For two nights, Zona 78 Chef Keith Parker is sharing the Italian restaurant’s kitchen with Chef Nadia Aidi of Food My Muse for a special dinner paired with wine. The dinner will spotlight local products and purveyors like Barrio Bread and Fiori de Capra throughout its six courses. Limited to 20 people per evening. $75 per person. Call 296-7878 for reservations. 6:30 p.m. both Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26. 7301 E. Tanque Verde Road. Details here.Events compiled by Emily Dieckman, Dylan Reynolds, BS Eliot, Ava Garcia and Jeff Gardner.