Birds of Tohono Chul Walking Tour.
It’s easy these days to look up at the sky and see only a fickle force of nature, which seems like it’s trying to set you on fire until it starts unpredictably pouring down water. But when you look up at the sky, you also have a pretty good shot at seeing one of the 140 species of birds that have visited Tohono Chul Park (on any given morning, you’re pretty likely to see at least a dozen). From our state bird the cactus wren to sweet little families of quail, from woodpeckers hiding in cactus holes to one of our year-round hummingbird species, they’re everywhere! Head over to Tohono Chul and a docent will walk you through it, teaching you how to identify birds and guiding you down the easy-to walk paths. 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday through September. Tohono Chul, 7366 Paseo del Norte. $10 seniors/military/student, $13 adults, $3 kids 5 to 12, free for members and kids under 5. Details here.
Calling all cocktail connoisseurs! This is the event for you, so mark your calendars. Sullivan’s Steakhouse will host a dinner that pairs four cocktails with a four-course meal. Enjoy a Venetian Spritz, Sparkling Lemon Cooler, Summertime Cocktail and Spiced Old Fashioned with menu items ranging from chicken and waffles to wagyu sirloin sliders. $65 per person. 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. 1785 E. River Road. Make your reservations online at sullivanssteakhouse.com/menu/cocktail-classic/. Details here.
What better way to cool off than with some watermelon? It's the perfect summer snack, at least the animals think so. Hang out with the lions and tigers and bears and say oh my as they chow down on watermelon treats at the Reid Park Zoo. The zoo doesn't make it easy for the animals to get to their sweet treat, so watch them figure out puzzle feeders filled with watermelon slices. Wednesday, July 25, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. This event is included in general zoo admission. Watermelon Eegee's and fresh watermelon slices will be for sale throughout the zoo if you want to join the animals indulging in their sweet and thirst-quenching snacks. Details here.
Events compiled by Emily Dieckman, Dylan Reynolds, BS Eliot, Ava Garcia and Jeff Gardner.