Fat Tuesday, Beer Week and Short Films: Four Fun Things To Do In Tucson Today!

French Quarter Fat Tuesday Celebration.
Diet starts tomorrow! So today, we gorge. Ah, Fat Tuesday, a true microcosm of the American experience. Get your NOLA on at Monterey Court with yummy New Orleans food and a selection of jazz music by French Quarter String Band that combines the magic of New Orleans with the flavors of Tucson. And you won't want to miss the drink specials that will make your Fat Tuesday into a truly Phat Tuesday. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile. Call 207-2429 to make reservations. $5.

Beer Week: Pueblo Vida. Making decisions can be hard. You just want to try everything. Pueblo Vida will be having its Infusion Event where it will be tapping four infusions. The featured fusions will be Brown Derby with "Cassiopeia," "Just Friends," "Nebulous" and Inertia. Pueblo Vida will tap just one keg of each, so you better get there early. FYI, one of these fusions tastes like s'mores. Live in suspense or check Pueblo Vida if you really want to know. 4-10 p.m.

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films. Catch all the nominated shorts before they battle it out at the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4. They are a combination of animation, drama, documentary, and more. And, if you predict the winners you could win free passes to The Loft Cinema! 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. $10.

Beer Week: Taco Tuesday with Button Brewhouse. A lot is going on here: Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar is featuring Button Brewhouse, celebrating their recently released Red IPA (in collaboration with Catalina Brewing Company), they'll be serving special Throwin' Stones 8.2% Wee Heavy, and of course, it'll all be paired together with some excellent tacos. Noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. 220 N. Fourth Ave.

Events compiled by Jeff Gardner, Emily Dieckman and Brianna Lewis