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Aug 29th-Sept 1st/A Festival held annually that strives to showcase innovative talent while celebrating the vibrant and unique culture of the borderlands/Taking over the cultural heart of downtown Tucson for 4 days, all set within southern Arizona’s majestic desert/Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848 www.facebook.com/hocofest
Free Guided Nature Walks 9:00AM - 11:00AM
More than 170 species of birds and 400 species of plants make their home in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and the surrounding national forest, along with other animals, including Chiricahua leopard frogs, black bears, and dozens of species of butterflies/Ramsey Canyon Preserve 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd-Hereford (Preserve Entrance fees $8 per person/Cochise County residents, $5 per person-Children under 13 free)
Tucson Petting Zoo! 9:00AM - 6:00PM
$8 a person/Includes food for all the farm animals and emus! $12 includes all the farm animals and exotic animal tour. Come down and meet capybaras, tortoise, goats, chickens, porcupines and lots more! Funny Foot Farms 2405 W. Wetmore Rd. 399-6555 www.tucsonpettingzoo.com OR www.facebook.com/FunnyFootFarm
Yesterday, Today and Saguaro (Presentation) 11:00AM
Climate change is coming to the National Parks/See what’s happening today, and learn about a specific threat to our Sonoran Desert and the saguaro cactus-Wheelchair accessible/Saguaro National Park (East) 3693 S Old Spanish Rd. 733-5153 (Park Entrance fee applies $20 per vehicle/weekly pass-both districts of the park)
Thursday Lunch Special! 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Your choice of a Turkey or Ham Club Sandwich for only $5! Feel free to have it toasted if you would like! Nevada Smith's Saloon 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com
Living With Giants (Talk) 11:15AM - 12:00PM
The saguaro celebrates events and faces challenges throughout its life~A biologist explains how it provides shelter and substance for wildlife; when it flowers; its growth patterns; and how it fights for survival against drought, lightning, frost, and other dangers-Wheelchair accessible/Saguaro National Park (West) 2700 N. Kinney Rd. 733-5158 (Park Entrance fee applies $20 per vehicle/weekly pass-both districts of the park)
Second Chance Tucson Community Forum 2019 2:00PM - 4:30PM
(Free ticket) A Free Community-Wide Forum moderated by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild/Fox Theatre 17 West Congress St. www.secondchanceforum.org to Register
$3 After 3PM Special! 3:00PM
Every Monday-Friday in August/Last admission given at 4:15PM and the Museum closes at 5PM (Must mention the 3 After 3 special to receive the discounted admission) International Wildlife Museum 4800 W Gates Pass Rd. 629-0100 www.facebook.com/events/2449169058455824
PCC Women's Soccer vs. Paradise Valley Community 4:30PM
Kino Sports Complex North Stadium 2500 E. Ajo Way (Pima Community College 206-3035)
Summer Concert Series: Music by Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Presented by Southern Arizona Art & Cultural Alliance/Admission is free and open to all ages/Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa 245 E Ina Rd. 297-1151
Steak Night! 5:00PM - 9:00PM
22oz Porterhouse, 20oz Ribeye, 18oz T-Bone, 16oz NY Strip, 10oz Top Sirloin, and Chicken Breast/All dinners served with a Baked Potato or Homemade Ranch-Style Beans, and Salad Bar with a Roll, $7-$17/Nevada Smith's Saloon 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com
Viva Las Vegas Star Studded Spectacular Revue! 6:00PM
$23.95, with discounts available for children, students, seniors, and members of the military/Experience the glitz and glamour of vintage Las Vegas this fall with Vegas Spectacular! This brand new show features an all-star 7-piece band, as well as six phenomenal vocalists~You will hear the music of The Rat Pack, Elvis, Tom Jones, Charo, Cher, and more! Come swing with Sinatra, bop with Bacharach, and join in the jubilee ~ starring Armen Dirtadian, Erin Anderson, Brian Paradis, Kelli Workman, Randall McDonald, and Chelsee Hicks/The Gaslight Music Hall 13005 N. Oracle Rd. at Rancho Vistoso Blvd-Oro Valley 529-1000 www.gaslightmusichall.com
Yarnivores 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for a brown-bag dinner group devoted to the yarn arts. Bring your dinner. Bring a project. Join us for some great ideas, some instruction if you need a bit of help, and some good conversation/Don't forget the yarn/Murphy-Wilmot Library 530 N. Wilmot Rd. 594-5420
Team Trivia 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Every Thursday! Bring Friends! Have Fun! Win Gift Cards! Win T&B Gift Cards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! Tap & Bottle (North) 7254 N. Oracle Rd. 268-8725
Line Dancing Class (Basic Beginner Class) 6:30PM - 8:00PM
$5/The Music Box Lounge 6951 E 22nd St. (Just west of 22nd St/Kolb Rd intersection) (Art 609-1830)
Adult Painting Class (Good Dog) 6:30PM - 8:30PM
$29/painter, Grab a friend and follow our instructor's step by step instructions while you sip some wine and create your own beautiful masterpiece! Creative Juice 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste. #160 (La Plaza Shoppes) 359-6675 www.creativejuiceartbar.com
Space Trek! 7:00PM
$22.95/$20.95/$12.95/Hurtle through the galaxy with Captain James P. Trek and the crew of the Starship Entrepreneur as they battle evil forces for possession of a secret new weapon capable of destroying the Universe! The Gaslight Theatre 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428 (SEE SPACE TREK ARTICLE) www.TheGaslightTheatre.com
PCC Men's Soccer vs. Paradise Valley Community 7:00PM
Kino Sports Complex North Stadium 2500 E. Ajo Way (Pima Community College 206-3035)
Music by Jack Bishop / Longnecks & Ladies Night 7:00PM
No cover for ladies/Men $5 after 8PM/Free Dance lessons 7PM-8PM with Kennedy/Band Starts at 8PM/The Maverick 6622 E Tanque Verde Rd. 298-0430
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Free/Everyone enjoys a good laugh. Whether you’re the one making people laugh or just there to have some fun, it’s always a good time! Sign up for comics starts at 6PM/Rockabilly Grill 3700 N. Oracle Rd. 888-1900
Open Mic Night 8:00PM
21+, No cover/It's a chance for anyone to grab a microphone and a spotlight. First timers and seasoned vets alike can be seen any given week. Why not you? Line up to sign up-Be at Laffs by 7PM/Laff's Comedy Caffe 2900 E. Broadway Blvd. 32-Funny
Santana Tribute 8:00PM
Free, 21+/with FLG Frank Lopez Group/Casino Del Sol-Paradiso Lounge 5655 W Valencia Rd. 855-765-7829
Adult Skate Night 8:00PM - 10:00PM
18+, $5 Admission~$4 Skate Rental/Skate Country 7980 E. 22nd St 298-4409
Karaoke Hosted by Doug or Shooter 9:00PM
D & J Karaoke will be in the house bringing you the ultimate karaoke experience. Drink specials all night. Come join the PARTY! Chicago Bar 5954 E Speedway Blvd. 748-8169
Cult Classics-15th Anniversary! Kill Bill Vol. 1 (R) 10:00PM
$8/$6 (2003) The fury of The Bride knows no limits as she seeks assassins, betrayers, and scumbags for a fate worse than death. She’s not just a woman wronged, she’s a mother with empty arms, and somebody’s gonna pay/The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-0844
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