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Third Anniversary Party at Public Brewhouse. I just found out Public Brewhouse's birthday happens to be on the same day it was founded, life is crazy! For this special day, they are offering beer-infused cupcakes, micheladas, live music, special beer releases and food by Blacktop Grill. Groovy '70s attire is highly recommended. Only 240 more years and Public Brewhouse will be as aged and wise as Tucson itself! Celebrations happening both Saturday and Sunday. Noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 18-19. 209 N. Hoff Ave.

Lei'd Back Luau. The Music Box is fully embracing summer with this Hawaiian spectacular. We're talking drink specials on Blue Hawaiians, Piña Coladas and Mai Tais. Wear something Hawaiian to enter the raffle. Plus, you guessed it, you'll get lei'd!

9 p.m. to last call Saturday, Aug. 18. 6951 E. 22nd St.

Rock's Boot Camp and Beer. Casa Marana Craft Beer + Wine is getting you drinks and getting you trained! Their bar manager is a purple belt in Jiu Jitsu, an MMA fighter and a personal trainer. (And, big surprise, he's also a craft beer enthusiast.) Get the hour-long boot camp and a draft beer all for only $10. 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. 8225 N. Courtney Page Way, suite 191.

Taco Tuesdays at 1912 Brewing. Yeah, a cheap Mexican beer goes great with tacos, but have you had a craft brew with them? If you have, you know how great they are. But if you haven't get on down to 1912 where they're serving up $2 tacos from Rancho Preciado. Supplies are limited! 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. 2045 N. Forbes Blvd, suite 105.

Prickly Pears at Tanque Verde. Get your southwestern summer on at Tanque Verde Ranch over the course of a few days when you get down and dirty with every process of the prickly pear. First, head out into the desert to harvest prickly pears with the Tanque Verde team (and receive a free shirt!) Second, join a chef and his team to learn the ideal ways to prepare prickly pears for cooking. (and get a free lunch!) Finally, join a pastry chef as she walks you through delicious ways to utilize prickly pears for after-dinner delights. (and get a free lunch!) Harvesting: 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17. Preparation: 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 21. Desserts: 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22. 14301 E. Speedway Blvd. $30 each. Call 866-413-3833 to sign up.

Bar Lab 101. Become the next conqueror of the cocktail at Series19's latest drink class. Their bartender will teach you how to make two cocktails that will slay at any party. This includes learning about the look, the flavor and the aroma of the drinks. Plus, you get a hands-on experience with the two cocktails, learn the history of each drink and receive a complementary Three Wells Rocks Glass. Along with the lesson, you will also receive 10 percent off bottles of the featured drinks. This event recurs every fourth Thursday of the month. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. 13 N Stone Ave. $25.

Happy Birthday, Tucson!

Tucson's Official Birthday Celebration. La Cocina Restaurant is going all out for The Old Pueblo getting just a little older. There will be live performances of Los Changitos Feos and Gertie and the TO Boyz, Mayor Rothschild will be there, free birthday cake will be served and there will be an unveiling of the new Presidio Museum sign. It's an unabashed bash! Hosted by Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, the Tucson/Pima County Historic Commission and La Cocina Restaurant & Cantina. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20. At La Cocina Restaurant & Cantina. 201 N. Court Ave.

Tucson's Birthday at 1912 Brewing. Just how old is good ol' dusty Tucson turning, anyhow? 243 years old, of course! 1912 Brewing is celebrating the big 2-4-3 with special Beer Raspados to cool you off on this hot birthday celebration.

6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20. 2045 N. Forbes Blvd, suite 105.


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