Super Summer Sale. The temperature seems to be only climbing higher, while the prices on Fourth Avenue are about to get lower. This weekend, stores and vendors along the avenue are offering discounts that range from 25 percent off storewide at Mabel's to women's clothing discounted 75 and 90 percent off at Off Fourth Outlet. But the sale extends to snacks, too, so you can shop 'til you drop and refuel with discounted fare. Caruso's offers 20 percent off all wine and will hold a contest each night of the sale, and Chocolate Iguana will discount all frozen drinks 10 percent. 9 a.m. Friday, July 20 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 22. Historic Fourth Ave.
Farmer's Market at Steam Pump Ranch. Enjoy grocery shopping with a view at Oro Valley's Heirloom Farmers Market at Steam Pump Ranch. The market offers goods from over 30 vendors, like local ranchers and farmers. The weekly event draws in around 700 customers, so you can get to know your neighbors while you shop. 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday, July 21. 10901 N. Oracle Road.
A Spanish Summer Night at Flying Leap Vineyards. Experience Spain for a night without having to catch a flight. Sample wine from Flying Leap Vineyards, grown with wine grape varietals indigenous to Spain, and feast on Spanish paella cooked over an open fire and Spanish hors d'oeuvres like Manchego cheese and Spanish tortilla. Domingo DeGrazia and his band will perform live Flamenco music. $89 for admission, or $75 for Flying Leap Wine Club members. Includes drinks and souvenir wine glass. 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21. 342 Elgin Rd. Purchase tickets online.
Cocktail Classic. 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/.v
Tap and Bottle North Turns 1. Food, music, beer and games. This Saturday, Tap and Bottle North celebrates its first anniversary with a whole day of just that. Staff favorites will make up the tap list, Ciao Down food truck will serve up snacks from noon to 2 p.m. and Tucson Fat Noodle food truck will offer fare from 5 to 8 p.m. Time it right, and you can be there for the cake cutting at 5 p.m. When you're not drinking beer or chowing down, play corn hole or ping pong, or enjoy the live music, which includes acts from Mr. Nature's Music Garden LLC to Mariachis. 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, July 21. 7254 N. Oracle Road.
Lagunitas and Beer Geek Bakery at Tucson Hop Shop. Cherries and beer take center stage at this event, which spotlights the combo to celebrate Lagunita Brewing Co.'s release of Cherry Jane. The Tucson Hop Shop-hosted event will pair four brews from Lagunita—Cherry Jane, Citrusinesis, Pils and Super Cluster—with treats from Beer Geek Bakery. Grab dinner at the on-site Mr. Cookman's barbecue food truck while you're there. 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21. 3230 N. Dodge Blvd.
Brews and Bites with Tucson Originals and Baja Brewers Guild. It's all about the local craft beer scene at this event, which pairs homegrown brews with dishes created by Tucson restaurants. Breweries like Barrio Brewing Co., Borderlands Brewing Company, Thunder Canyon Brewstillery, Dillinger Brewing Company and Sentinel Peak Brewing Company will be there, and attendees can vote for their favorite beer. The event will be held at The Highlands at Dove Mountain with patio seating, so attendees can sip on their brews with a view. $35 per person in advance or $40 at the door, and tickets include five tasting tickets. Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite. 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21. 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd.
Main Gate Square Culinary Challenge. It may be a competition for the restaurants, but the real prize is for the public: Getting the chance to try out all the local eats Main Gate Square has to offer at this free event. Head over to the Main Gate Square Culinary Competition and sample food from restaurants from all around the square, and then vote for your favorite for the People's Choice Award. Along the way, you can meet the chefs and staff behind your favorite dishes. If the free food isn't enough to get you over here, there will also be prizes, games and music by the Nathaniel Burnside Trio. Free admission requires an RSVP via Eventbrite. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Tucson Marriott University Park, 880 E. 2nd St.
Brunch with the Two Amigos live at Playground. Playground Bar and Lounge is launching its Summer Brunch series this month with music from local Latin music group The Two Amigos. While enjoying their tunes, you can try out Playground's new brunch menu, which features chicken and French toast, carne asada fries and rolled breakfast tacos. Sounds like music to my ears! 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22. 278 E. Congress St. For reservations, visit playgroundtucson.com/reservations/.