Quick Bites


Ramen Heads with Fat Noodle. Movie and a bite to eat? How about a documentary on ramen while you eat? Casa Film Bar will be hosting a special showing of Ramen Heads while Fat Noodle Food Truck provides the ramen. Ramen Heads follows Osamu Tomita, Japan's "King of Ramen," showing every single step to his approach of creating the perfect ramen soup. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday Sept. 28. 2905 E. Speedway Blvd.

A Very Arizona Oktoberfest. Beer, food, ice cream, live music and a jumping castle? Now that sounds like a fun afternoon. Arizona Beer House is hosting their own version of the famous German holiday "Oktoberfest." Arizona-brewed and German-style beers, German-inspired cuisine by Haus of Brats, additional food options by Sazon El Cebo-Yon Food Truck and Udder Delights Desserts should keep your appetite satisfied while local musicians perform. This is a family-friendly event where, on top of the jumping castle, free face paintings and free balloon twistings are available. Noon to midnight. Saturday Sept. 29. 150 S. Kolb Road.

BIG Gala Jazz & Gin, a Tucson Speakeasy. Do you want to dress up and take a trip to the past? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson is celebrating 55 years with a gala at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort's Grand Ballroom. The dress code is "guys in suits and dolls in glam," and guests will be served appetizers, a meal, gin, wine and more. The Wildcat Jazz Band will perform, and an auction will take place with prizes available. 5 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 29. 160 E. Alameda St. $150

Tipsy Tea. Café a la C'Art has another alcohol-involved event coming with their second Tipsy Tea. Enjoying your afternoon tea takes a new meaning as the restaurant will serve tea cocktails with a side of elegant sweet and savory fare. Non-alcoholic tea is also available. There will be two seatings possible. 3 to 4 p.m. or 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. 150 N. Main Ave. $32

Pride Brunch 2018. After Tucson Pride's annual Pride in the Desert Festival on Sept. 29, make sure to attend the Pride Brunch hosted by Macaroni Grill. This is the first-ever After Pride Brunch, and 20 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Tucson Pride. Let Macaroni Grill know you are dining for Pride. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. 5100 E. Broadway Blvd.

Buy a Plate and get a Plant. Here's an interesting offer: Buy a plate of food and receive a one-gallon-sized native plant. Spadefoot Nursery, Zinman's Food Shop and Vegan Bistro are using this event to promote biological diversity in Tucson. If you do not have a place to keep the plant or someone to give it to, it can be planted on site. 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday Sept. 30. 111 W. Fourth St. $8.75

The Second Annual Tucson Heritage Food & Wine Festival. Hacienda Del Sol is back with their second edition of the Tucson Heritage Food & Wine Festival. With some of the best local food and drink vendors, the event will treat people to an array of traditional beer, wine, cocktail and culinary options. 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday Sept. 30. 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Road. $65

Flavors of Tucson. Banner University Medicine presents "Flavors of Tucson." This a chance to be adventurous with your food consumption while also supporting the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation. The evening will differ from a typical gala with signature dishes from top local chefs for cheaper prices than the usual top restaurants. The event will take place at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Kiva Patio & Ballroom. 6:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday Oct. 4. 7000 N. Resort Drive.

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