Red, White and Brews at the Maverick.
Start your Fourth of July celebrations a day early at the Maverick. Get your groove on with dance lessons from 6 to 7 p.m. for $5 each, and then the Jack Bishop Band will take over at 7 p.m. for live music. Sip on domestic beers, house wines and well drinks for $1 off. If that’s not enough of a draw, there will be giveaways, too. But come early: there will be a $5 cover charge after 8 p.m. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday, July 3. 6622 E. Tanque Verde Road. Details here.
Red, White & Brew.
Same name, different event. Hacienda del Sol is celebrating the Fourth of July with a good ol’ fashioned barbeque picnic, complete with live music. Sip on American wines and local brews and sample barbeque staples like pigs in the blanket, potato salad and corn on the cob. The event upgrades barbeque classics with fancier fare like spiced rubbed lemon chicken and watermelon beet salad. $65 per person or $45 without alcoholic beverages. 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road. For tickets call (520) 529-3500. Details here.
FC Tucson vs. Albuquerque Sol FC.
Root, root, root for the home team as they face off against their fellow minor league soccer players from Albuquerque. After all, what’s a more American way to spend the Fourth of July week than calling “futbol” soccer? While you’re at it, how about you measure things using the Imperial system, just to show some extra patriotism? When the match is over, stick around for a spectacular fireworks show! 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. Kino North Stadium, 2500 E. Ajoy Way. $3 to $13+. Details here.
Events compiled by Emily Dieckman, Dylan Reynolds, BS Eliot, Ava Garcia and Jeff Gardner.