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Ace of Escape!
Enjoy a new, fun & challenging experience at Tucson’s Ace of Escape! Our 7 escape rooms offer a live experience where groups of two or more are locked in a keenly decorated room or series of rooms/Participants are challenged to use their knowledge, creativity, and problem-solving skills in a collaborative setting/Race against the clock to find all the clues, solve all the puzzles and unlock the final key to escape-Whether you escape or fail, your group will leave smiling and wanting to do more! Ace of Escape 406 N. Church Ave. 222-7395 www.AceOfEscape.com Promo code: CLUE with 15% off (By appointment only)
Take a Class with Chris Bubany!
Chris Bubany will be offering classes at her home studio this week! Make something special for YOUR Valentine! Give her a call to sign up! 991-4728 www.chrisbubany.com/classes.html
Guided Bird Walk 8:00AM
Both novice and seasoned birders will enjoy the variety of birds that visit and live in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains with our experienced bird guide, Mary Ellen/Please bring binoculars, and a bird guide (guide not mandatory) This walk lasts several hours/Meet at the last parking lot by the Main Trailhead/Catalina State Park 11570 N. Oracle Rd. 628-5798 (Park Entrance Fee $7 per Vehicle)
Discovery Nature Walk 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Discover what’s happening with the plants and wildlife in Sabino Canyon on Wednesday’s Discovery Nature Walk for adults-Approximately 2.5 mile walk/No reservations required-Participants meet in front of the Visitor Center/Visitor Center Open daily, 8AM–4:30PM/Sabino Canyon 5900 N. Sabino Canyon Rd. 749-2861 (Parking $5/day, per vehicle)
Green Valley Village Farmers & Artisans Market 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Stroll through the market to find artisan goods, jewelry, and southwest flavor for your home and taste buds! This market is reminiscent of the Mercados from ages past, where merchants from the surrounding areas came to town to sell their wares/Right off of the I-19 South Freeway. Take the Esperanza exit, then head west and turn into the Green Valley Village Shopping Center 101 S. La Canada Dr. 882-2157
Free Yoga 10:00AM - 11:00AM
60 minute all-levels yoga class provided by Yoga Pod Tucson/Catalyst Arts & Maker Space Tucson Mall 4500 N. Oracle Rd-Suite 110 797-3959
Sonoran Sleuths Mystery Book Club 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Like reading books in the mystery genre? Wish there was a book club devoted to mysteries, suspense novels, thrillers, and crime fiction? There is! Join us for lively discussions on recommended favorite books and authors/January: The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths" Oro Valley Public Library 1305 W. Naranja Dr-Oro Valley 594-5580
Downtown History Museum Tour 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday-Fridays 11AM-3PM/Self-Guided Tours available during regular business hours at no cost/tucked away in the Wells Fargo Bank building, features historic artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of Tucson’s origins as a Spanish fort and mission to its modern-day incarnation as a modern city with a strong sense of pride in its “Old Pueblo” origins/Arizona Historical Society Downtown History Museum 140 N. Stone Ave. 770-1473 (Validated parking is available in the Wells Fargo garage on Alameda)
Steak Sandwich Wednesday! 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Your choice of one tender 4oz flat iron steak Sandwich for $5, or two for only $8/Steve Bob is cooking them up to your liking and you have your choice of side/Nevada Smith's Saloon 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com
Presentation: Cowboy Up! Life Lessons from Lazy B. 12:00PM
Free/2 Times: Noon & 2PM/Author H. Alan Day shares his collection of 35 personal stories, Cowboy Up! Life Lessons from Lazy B. His tales of growing up on a southwestern cattle ranch touch on topics that affect us all, including friendship, loyalty, failure, and forgiveness/The National Parks Store 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr. 622-6014 To Reserve a Seat
“New Directions in Song” – Host: Kristin Dauphinais 12:00PM
Free/Featuring works of contemporary art song with new trends and new discoveries,
the program will be performed by distinguished UA vocal students/UofA Fred Fox School of Music-Holsclaw Hall 1017 N Olive Rd. 621-1162
Poverty & Student Achievement 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Wednesdays, January 22 & 29 2PM-4PM/This two-part series will focus on the relationship between poverty and student achievement in our public schools/The first session will present data that illustrates how poverty affects a student's performance in school, and the effect poverty has on emotional and physical health and development/The second session will feature a panel discussion with two teachers and a psychologist who have all spent decades working with children living below the poverty level. Q & A session to follow panel discussion-Presenter & Facilitator Steve Sellinger/Oro Valley Public Library 1305 W. Naranja Dr-Oro Valley 594-5580
Adult Beading Group 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Every Wednesday/Bring your own supplies and a gift for gab-Not library sponsored/Dewhirst-Catalina Library 15631 N Oracle Rd. (town of Catalina) 594-5240
Shrinky Dink Making! 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Join us for a crafty afternoon of shrinky dink making! You will get to create your own design and then watch it shrink and harden-Supplies are provided on a first come, first served basis/For kids 8 & up. If younger, please bring a grown-up/Joel D Valdez Main Library 101 N. Stone Ave. 594-5500
Wednesday Night Delight Surf and Turf 4:00PM - 8:00PM
$10/6oz Top Sirloin served with your choice of Shrimp paired with Fettuccini Alfredo and Garlic Bread/Nevada Smith's Saloon 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com
Line Dance Classes 5:30PM
Open dancing from 5:30PM-6PM/Beginner class from 6PM-6:45PM/Improver class from 6:45PM-7:30PM and Open dancing again from 7:30PM-8PM/All for only $5/The Maverick Country Club 6622 E Tanque Verde Rd. (Art 609-1830)
Desert Voices Open House Rehearsal 6:45PM
Singers Wanted to join the Desert Voices Family! All people of all sexual orientations and gender identities that Love to Sing! Use your voice to make an impact in Your community! Join us as we celebrate our 31st Season impacting the people of Southern Arizona and GALA Choruses and carrying out our mission of "Fostering Community through Song!" Rincon Congregational Church 122 N Craycroft Rd. 791-9662
Bingo! At the Shrine! 6:45PM - 9:45PM
Are you feeling lucky? Do you like to cover numbers with big colorful dots? How about winning $$! Come down and play BINGO at the Shrine! The bar is open for food and drinks and the auditorium is open for BINGO and winning $$! Sabbar Shrine Center 450 S. Tucson Blvd. 624-2509
Showdown in Tucson! 7:00PM
$23.95/$21.95/$13.95 In the 1880s, life is peaceful in the sleepy frontier town of Tucson, Arizona/That is until a gang of cattle ruffians arrive looking to take over/Territorial Marshal, Brett Masters, is determined to keep the peace, but will he be able to stop a "Showdown in Tucson?" Strap on your boots, put on your cowboy hat, and come join the fun! The Gaslight Theatre 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428 (SEE SHOWDOWN IN TUCSON ARTICLE) www.TheGaslightTheatre.com
Old Pueblo Playwrights 7:00PM
Every Monday/Free Weekly “Table Readings” & Critiques of Original Plays by Tucsonian Playwrights-Get a free education in theatre/Our meetings are free and open to the public. And once you decide to become a member, membership is only $36/We meet in the second-floor Rehearsal Space of the Temple of Music and Art 330 S Scott Ave. (OPP President John Vornholt 548-3484)
Xuefei Yang, guitar & Ian Bostridge, tenor 7:00PM
$35/$30/$10/Presented by the Tucson Guitar Society/UofA Fred Fox School of Music-Holsclaw Hall 1017 N Olive Rd. (TGS 342-0022 for ticket info)
Wheelchair Basketball 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Adult Beginners/Recreational~Wednesdays 7PM-9PM through March 11th/Tucson Jewish Community Center Gym 3800 E River Rd. (Mia Hansen 370-0588)
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 7:30PM
$45 & up/with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Pinchas Zukerman/Centennial Hall 1020 East University Blvd. 621-3341
Game Night with Frank Powers!" 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Every Wednesday/A Game Night that everyone can play, either as an individual or as a team... No studying required! Wheelie Fun Games puts an extreme spin on classic games by adding a little chaos and a lot more suspense to group game nights/A spin of one of Frank's wheels determines new rules, wildcards, and even punishments during gameplay/Hotel McCoy 720 W. Silverlake Rd. 844-782-9622
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Win drinks, gift cards, official Geeks merch & more! Playground Bar and Lounge 278 E Congress St. 396-3691
Black Hat Karaoke with Dang 9:00PM
Dang unleashes his special brand of karaoke misbehavior. Do you love it loud? Well then, this is the karaoke show for you! Jump onstage and be a rockstar! We've got what you want-Come and get it/Surly Wench Pub 424 N 4th Ave. 882-0009
Karaoke Wednesday Nights with DJ Gator 9:00PM - Midnight
New Virtual DJ app, simple to use, just go to your web browser on your mobile device, type in ASK.THE.DJ, click on Station Pub, send your song request..that easy! The Station Pub and Grill 8235 N Silverbell Rd. 789-7040
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