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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Tuesday, June 25

Posted By on Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 1:30 AM

Bourdain Day at Café Passe. Happy birthday to culinary icon Anthony Bourdain! He would have been 63 today, and, since he'll live on forever in our hearts, we're going to celebrate in a way we think would have made him happy: by cooking, drinking and talking. Café Passe will also be playing episodes of his cooking shows at the bar. Raise your standards for what you enjoy eating, in honor of one of the greats. As he said, "Your body is not a temple. It's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride." Hear hear! 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25. Passe, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Details here. 
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Double Feature. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves as the embodiment (and parody) of high schoolers in the '80s, this double feature of both Bill & Ted films will get you ready for the third installment in the series. That's right, Bill & Ted 3 is in the making! 7 to 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. June 25. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $13. Details here.

Discovering Science. Get your brain working this summer at today's Discovering Science workshop at the International Wildlife Museum. Participants get to make their own slime! Join in fun science experiments starting at 10 a.m. The workshop is $3 with museum admission, or free to members and summer pass holders! Get ready for explosions, reactions and science galore. 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd. Details here.Events compiled by Tirion Morris, Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot and Jeff Gardner.
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Events compiled by Tirion Morris, Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot and Jeff Gardner.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Monday, June 24

Posted By on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 1:30 AM

El Dia de San Juan Fiesta. Monsoons are a weather phenomenon worth celebrating, to say the least. And John the Baptist is a guy with a birthday worth celebrating. And June 24 is a day to celebrate both! This festival features live bands and folkloric dancers performing on stage and celebrates the traditional culture and history of Tucson, along with the renewed life that comes with the "chubasco." There's a traditional procession starting at the Mission Gardens (946 S. Avenida del Convento) through Barrio Sin Nombre and to the MSA Annex, where the party kicks off with food, music, vendors, games and a blessing. 6 to 10 p.m. Monday, June 24. MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento. Free. Details here.

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Em Bowen and Friends: The Liberal Agenda, a feminist comedy show. In celebration of Pride Month, Crooked Tooth Brewing Company is hosting a special comedy event. Hosted by local comedian, educator and writer Em Bowen, the show will include Mo Urban, Chinna Garza, Amber Frame and Noel Hennessey. 8 p.m. at 228 E. 6th St. Details here. 

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2.8 Million Gallon Release. As part of the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project, 2.8 million gallons of water per day will be released into the Santa Cruz river bed. The water is hoped to bring a consistently flowing river to the heart of Tucson, and this is something that has people celebrating. Hispanic Access Foundation, Watershed Management Group, 40 Pastors from the Tucson Evangelical Pastoral Association and Por la Creación Faith-based Alliance are celebrating from noon to 5:30 p.m. with tours at the Living Lab and Learning Center at Watershed Management Group and Mission Gardens. Hotel McCoy is celebrating the new river right in their neighborhood with a celebration from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The water is set to be released at 4:30 p.m. and can be viewed at 1580 S. Santa Cruz Lane. Details here.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Sundays are for Stretching: Rooftop Sunset Yoga

Posted By on Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 3:38 PM

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This Summer, Yoga Oasis is hosting evening yoga classes at the Westward Look Resort and Spa. The monthly rooftop classes are held during sunset for 360 degree views of the mountains and city. Don't worry about the heat - misters will keep you cool during the all-levels hour-long practice. Bring your own mat, classes are just $6, and there are apres-yoga drink specials at the Lookout Bar & Grill.

June 9 with Tanya Witman
July 21 with Lori Huggins
August 18 with Nancy Gutierrez
7 to 8 p.m.

Bring your own mat!

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"You're Killin' Me, Smalls!" Watch The Sandlot in Himmel Park

Posted By on Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 2:39 PM

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The Loft Cinema hosts a free showing of The Sandlot this Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m on "Hippie Hill" in Himmel Park.

When shy Scotty Smalls is pulled in for a game of baseball by the local kids, he doesn't know that he's in for the summer of his childhood. He borrows his step-dad's ball signed by the legendary Babe Ruth for the game one day, and accidentally hits it in to scary Mr. Myrtle's yard. Scarier yet is his enormous dog, "The Beast," who the boys have to get the baseball from.

The Sandlot is the quintessential summer movie, about childhood, adventure and belonging.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on, and grab a Sonoran dog from You Sly Dog's food truck or some dessert from Sarge's Cheesecakes to snack on during the movie. (Directed by David M. Evans, 1993, 101 min. Rated PG so it's perfect for kids).

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Bring Kids to Summer Story Time at Sabino Canyon

Posted By on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 12:53 PM

click image The Gambel's Quail with its dangling plume is one of this summer's themes. - COURTESY OF THE SABINO CANYON VOLUNTEER NATURALISTS
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  • The Gambel's Quail with its dangling plume is one of this summer's themes.

Summer Story Time
is in full swing at Sabino Canyon! Children, ages 3 to 7 are welcomed to the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center for free story telling each week for June and July. Every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., kids can hear stories, play games, do arts and crafts and other activities based on the theme of the week, from tortoises to quail. This week's theme is Night Animals!

June 20 -  Night Animals
June 27 - Honeybees
July 4 - Critter Count
July 11 - Quails
July 18 - Canyon Cats
July 25 - Saguaros

Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N Sabino Canyon Road.

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Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Wednesday, June 19

Posted By on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 1:30 AM

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Guitar Show. You already know and love the Epic Café. This month, make it a point to stop by so you can see some of local artist Dell McCartney’s pieces, which are on display all through June. McCartney uses raw steel, autobody paint and decorative accents to create life-sized steel guitars, as well as earrings made out of themed guitar picks. See something you need for your home or you earlobes? It’s all for sale down at the Epic Café! Rock ‘n’ roll downtown to check it out. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day throughout the month of June at the Epic Café, 745 N. Fourth Ave. Details here.

Southern Arizona Senior Pride Book Club.
Happy LGBTQ+ pride month! One of the ways our local senior pride group is celebrating is by reading a true classic in their book club: Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Here’s a line from it: “One’s duty is to feel what is great, cherish the beautiful, and to not accept the conventions of society with the ignominy that it imposes upon us.” Hear, hear! Just add one more thing to your list of duties and we’re set: Join a book club! It’s a great way to make friends, and, of course, to keep yourself reading. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. Ward 3 Council office conference room, 1510 E. Grant Road. Details here.

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Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday. Add some humor to your Wednesday with this Jacques Tati 1953 classic. Monsieur Hulot takes a summer vacation to a seaside resort that turns out to be anything but relaxing. Dogs, boats and firecrackers dazzle with delightfully silly antics. Co-presented by the Loft and the Tucson Museum of Art, this showing is one not to miss. 7:30 to 9:15 at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Details here.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Four Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Tuesday, June 18

Posted By on Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 1:30 AM

Naughty Naranja/Baya Can Release. 1912 Brewing Co. is releasing a mixed four-pack of two Naughty Naranjas and two Baya Goses. 1912 encourages mixing these two flagship beers of theirs for “the ultimate Naughty Baya deliciousness.” 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. 2045 N. Forbes Blvd. Details here.

Taco Tuesday at Batch: Borracho Edition. Batch Cafe & Bar are pairing up with Barrio Brewing to make a taco and beer flight. Each of the three tacos features a different meat, and every beer is a different style. Barrio’s Beach Brew is paired with a pollo taco, Rae’s Ruby Red Grapefruit IPA is with a Cochinita Pibil, and the Citrazona is with Tacos Borrachos. The price gets you all three tacos and three eight-ounce beers. 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. 118 E. Congress Street. $15. Details here.

Return to Earth. The Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists group are hosting the Tucson premiere of this documentary featuring some of the best mountain bikers in the world. Created by Anthill Films and screening at The Loft Cinema, this movie takes viewers on a journey to showcase “what is possible on a mountain bike.” All proceeds benefit the 100-acre Wood Bike Park. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $15. Details here.

Fight Club. Whoever would have guessed getting Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf and Jared Leto together to beat the hell out of each other would be so much fun? Especially when you pair the mayhem with in-depth examinations of the mundane horrors of modern life. For their Tuesday Night Classics, Harkins Theatres is screening the embodiment of 1999. 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. 5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz & 5755 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive. $5. Details here.

Events compiled by Tirion Morris, Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot and Jeff Gardner.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Monday, June 17

Posted By on Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 1:30 AM

  • Photos courtesy of Pima Animal Care Center
  • Abby the dog
Free Microchips for Pets. Some scary days are coming up for pets, with Fourth of July fireworks and monsoon thunderstorms on the horizon. Many pets run away when scared, and a microchip can go a long way in getting a pet home safe. Pima Animal Care Center will be helping pets stay with their families and out of the shelter by offering free microchipping through July 3. Make sure you can find Fido, get your furry friend microchipped today. 3 to 5 p.m.  Pima Animal Care Center, 4000 N Silverbell Rd. Details here.

Open Studios Under the Full Moon. Metal Arts Village is having their open studios under the full moon this Monday and what a great way to spend your Monday night! Get outside once the sun has gone down and meet local artists, listen to live music, eat great food and take in the magic of the moon. Food trucks You Sly Dog and Fat Noodle will be on hand so grab some grub and settle in for a while before making your way to Tucson Hop Shop for a brew to complete the night. 6 to 9 p.m. The Metal Arts Village, 3230 N Dodge Blvd. Details here.

Taste the 23 Week. Everyone knows Tucson has amazing Mexican food, but did you know that there are a whopping 23 miles of fabulous food located right here in town? This past weekend, the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance celebrated their Tucson 23 festival and for the following week, many local restaurants are getting in on the action. With specials from $2.30 to $23, challenge your self to try some new delicious food. You never know, you might find your new favorite restaurant! Find a full list of participating restaurants and their deals here.

Events compiled by Tirion Morris, Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot and Jeff Gardner.

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