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August 2017 Daily Events in Tucson

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Wednesdays

  • Tucson Premium Outlets is excited to introduce We Love Locals Wednesdays, effective immediately. Every Wednesday, Arizona residents can receive a complimentary Savings Passport, worth hundreds of dollars in savings.

Through November 27, 2017


Through October 10, 2017


Through September

  • Photographs by Sean Stuchen are on display in the Mayor's Office through September 15, 2017. Viewing hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fridays through September 1, 2017


Through August 27, 2017


Through August 26, 2017

  • ELGIN: Elgin Summer Concert Series – Kief-Joshua Elgin Tasting Room. Featuring a variety of live entertainers, including Angel Diamond and Rhythm Jax, Jenny Jarnigan, the Bryan Dean Trio, Corey Spector, Kroehler & Rovnak, Sage Gentle-Wing, Josh McCormack, Blaine Long, Joerdie (the daughter of the Brand New Key, the Rollerskate Song singer Melanie), Tommy Tucker, Jacob Acosta Band and more. Saturdays, 1-4 pm.

Through August 17, 2017

  • The University of Arizona Poetry Center Four Classes & Workshop opportunities this summer. Through the Classes & Workshops program, the Poetry Center offers continuing education in creative writing and literature: writing workshops, generative writing studios, and literary seminars--in poetry and prose.


Through August 17, 2017

  • The Gaslight Music Hall Our new "Gilligan's Island Revue" - FUN for the whole family! Our high-energy summer revue is coming your way !

  • The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.

Day by Day in August 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

  • The Grateful Dead returns to more than 450 select U.S. movie theaters for its highly-anticipated annual event, “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2017,” at 7:00 p.m. local time.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

  • Country star Tracy Lawrence returns to Southern Arizona on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 for a performance at Desert Diamond Casino’s Diamond Center.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

  • The Gaslight Music Hall Our new "Gilligan's Island Revue" - FUN for the whole family! Our high-energy summer revue is coming your way. 6pm.


Friday, August 4, 2017

  • ATC Summer Classic Films at the Temple of Music and Art, 7pm. Night at the Opera, the Marx Brothers’ 1935 comedy classic featuring Kitty Carlisle and Margaret Dumont that was the brothers’ first film for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
  • KXCI's 6th Annual House Rockin' Blues Review takes place at historic El Casino Ballroom on Friday, August 4th with headliners Kid Ramos and The 44's and opener the Mike Hebert Prison Band.
  • Friday Night Live! at Main Gate Square: Triple Threat - Featuring the show-stopping voices of soloists Kathryn Burns, Crystal Stark and Julie Ann, entertains audiences with three-part jazz vocal harmonies. Free parking in the Tyndall Garage after 5 pm with Main Gate merchant validation or validation at the concert. Free. 7:30 -9 pm. 520-797-3959.
  • Let the Good Times Roll Party With The Bad News Blues Band on Friday, Aug. 4, 7PM at The Gaslight Music Hall.
  • Movies in the Park Returns to Reid Park on First Fridays, "Zootopia."

Weekend of Friday, August 5-Saturday, August 6, 2017

  • WILLCOX: 18th Annual Peach Mania Festival - Apple Annie's Orchard. Eat fresh Willcox peaches, starting with an "All You Can Eat" peaches-and-pancakes breakfast, served 7:30 - 10:30 am, Saturday-Sunday. Take the free wagon ride and pick your own peaches; enjoy peach samples; sit in the shade of the peach orchard and savor a slice of homemade peach pie or a bowl of homemade peach ice cream. 520-384-20.
  • WILLCOX: Salsa Fiesta - Apple Annie's Produce Farm. Come try free samples of our homemade salsas, all salsas will be 20% off; tomatoes, chili peppers and jalapenos will all be 20% off when you buy 5 lbs. or more, free salsa recipes, take home free, delicious Salsa recipes and make your own at home.

August 5-26, 2017

  • SHOWLOW: Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk – Festival Marketplace. Featuring local produce growers, food product producers, artisans, craftspeople and entertainment. Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm. 928-532-2680.
  • SHOW LOW: Races @ Thunder’s White Mountain Speedway Park – Super Stock, Pure Stock, Dwarf Cars and Bombers (August 5); USRA Modifieds, X-Mods, Pure Stocks, Bombers, Go Carts and Mini Sprints (August 12); USRA Modified, X-Mods, Dwarf and Super Stock (August 19); and Super Stocks, Micro Mini Sprint power 600 and Dwarf Cars (August 26). Gates open at 4 pm and races begin at 7:15 pm. 928-228-7820

Saturday, August 5, 2017

  • 2017 Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum: Full Moon Festival – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the desert during Full Moon Festival, celebrating art and music. Free with admission. 5-10 pm.
  • Your Cheatin' Heart Tribute to Hank Williams Sr. and Patsy Cline on Saturday, Aug. 5, 7PM.
  • The AZ Wine Country BBQ at LDV Winery is held on Saturday, August 5, 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • SHOW LOW: Annual Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In – Show Low Regional Airport. Pancake breakfast, free flights for kids, aircraft, military displays. 7-10 am. 928-925-0755 or 928-537-7751.
  • SHOW LOW: Hangar Dance and Dinner – A White Mountain Salute to Veterans – Show Low Regional Airport. Dinner and dancing to WWII era swing music, WWII era aircraft and other military displays. $30. 928-242-7979
  • SHOW LOW: Annual Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In – Show Low Regional Airport. Pancake breakfast, free flights for kids, aircraft, military displays. 7-10 am. 928-925-0755 or 928-537-7751.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

  • ATC Summer Classic Films at the Temple of Music and Art, 2pm. Rebel Without a Cause, the landmark 1955 teen film that solidified James Dean’s image with the public. The film also starred Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo and Jim Backus and was nominated for three Oscars. Wood, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, won the Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer – Female.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Thursday, August 10-13, 2017


Thursday, August 10, 2017

  • The Gaslight Music Hall Our new "Gilligan's Island Revue" - FUN for the whole family! Our high-energy summer revue is coming your way, 6pm.


Friday, August 11, 2017


Weekend of Saturday, August 12-Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • WILLCOX: 18th Annual Peach Mania Festival - Apple Annie's Orchard. Eat fresh Willcox peaches, starting with an "All You Can Eat" peaches-and-pancakes breakfast, served 7:30 - 10:30 am, Saturday-Sunday. Take the free wagon ride and pick your own peaches; enjoy peach samples; sit in the shade of the peach orchard and savor a slice of homemade peach pie or a bowl of homemade peach ice cream. 520-384-2084.
  • WILLCOX: Salsa Fiesta - Apple Annie's Produce Farm. Come try free samples of our homemade salsas, all salsas will be 20% off; tomatoes, chili peppers and jalapenos will all be 20% off when you buy 5 lbs. or more, free salsa recipes, take home free, delicious Salsa recipes and make your own at home.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

  • Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum: Creatures of the Night – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Want to know what creatures party in the nighttime? Here’s your chance to find out! Experience live animal interpretations on grounds, spend time with our animated animals, and enjoy our popular Live and (sort of) On the Loose show. 5-10 pm.
  • Hot Stuff: A Tribute to the Hits of the 70s With Lisa Otey and the Desert Divas on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7PM at The Gaslight Music Hall!!
  • 2nd Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch - Every second Saturday of the month, Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley hosts cultural presentations and activities for children. Ride your bike or walk to the Heirloom Farmers Market and/or Second Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch events. Free. 8 am – noon.
  • The Return of the Mermaids - During Tucson’s summer monsoon rainy season, folks dress up like mermaids and mermen and gather downtown to sing and dance. Streets in the 4th Avenue and Downtown core areas are transformed into an undersea fantasy wonderland with all-ages events, live music, a parade, face-painting, dancing, and endless photo opportunities. Free, open to the public.
  • BISBEE: Bisbee After 5 Artwalk - More than 30 galleries, shops and restaurants stay open late with artist's receptions, live entertainment, special promotions and a free raffle. 5-8 pm.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • The Gaslight Music Hall Our new "Gilligan's Island Revue" - FUN for the whole family! Our high-energy summer revue is coming your way, 2pm.

  • Wynonna and The Big Noise – Fox Tucson Theatre. Wynonna and her band The Big Noise are bringing their highly anticipated new “Roots & Revival Tour” to downtown Tucson. The “Roots & Revival Tour” will explore Wynonna’s extensive 33-year career. Starting: 7 pm; doors open 6 pm. 520-547-3040.

  • Preventing Heart Disease for 25 Years: What We’ve Learned he'd on August 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm at Banner - UMC, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N Campbell Ave. Discover the 7 most important actions you can take today!
  • Troon Challenge at Sewailo Golf Tournament – Sewailo Golf Club. Troon Golf presents a golf tournament, an 18-hole desert gem located on the grounds of Casino Del Sol Resort. The event will start in a shotgun fashion allowing all golfers to finish at the same time. 8 am shotgun start. 520-838-6623.
  • Second SundAZe - Tucson Museum of Art. - On the second Sunday of every month, families can enjoy a free program with gallery activities, special performances, and hands-on art-making projects. Activities at the Second SundAZe in August focus on the uniqueness of the Sonoran Desert. Noon - 5 pm. 520-624-2333.

Monday, August 14, 2017

  • Homeward Bound A Tribute to the Music of Simon and Garfunkel on Monday, Aug. 14, 7PM at The Gaslight Theatre.

Thursday, August 17 & 24, 2017

  • “The Five Doctors.”“Exterminate” your boredom as the men of RiffTrax (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, of MST3K fame) take on one of the most thrilling Doctor Who adventures ever. Playing at several Tucson movie theaters, 7pm.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • The Gaslight Music Hall Our new "Gilligan's Island Revue" - FUN for the whole family! Our high-energy summer revue is coming your way, 6pm.


Friday, August 19-21, 2017 Tucson's 237th Birthday

Friday, August 18, 2017

  • Twist & Shout Dance Party at The Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley at 7PM! It’s time to grease back your hair, put on your boogie shoes, and shake things up

  • BISBEE: Oliver House Ghost Hunt - Paranormal investigators on a guided tour of the Oliver House to point out haunted locations within the building, learn to use professional ghost hunting equipment, including K2 Meters, EMF detectors, digital voice recorders, learn to take proper photographs while on a ghost hunt, use their borrowed equipment to search for paranormal evidence, a spirit communication session commences in the Parlor Room. $35.

  • 2017 Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum: Teacher Appreciation Night – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. It’s back-to-school time and the Museum is a great place to bone up on biology, rock out with geology and take off with astronomy. From mineral and rock activities to live animal presentations, the science of nature is on full display! PreK-12 teachers, in deep appreciation for their important work, will be admitted free. You have to bring ID to show that you’re a teacher. 5-10 pm.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • 2017 Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum: Teacher Appreciation Night – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. It’s back-to-school time and the Museum is a great place to bone up on biology, rock out with geology and take off with astronomy. From mineral and rock activities to live animal presentations, the science of nature is on full display! PreK-12 teachers, in deep appreciation for their important work, will be admitted free. You have to bring ID to show that you’re a teacher. 5-10 pm.
  • Southern Arizona Rocketry Association Public Launch Saturday, August 19, 2017. SARA has received FAA authorization to operate Class 2 high power rockets from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • The Society of Southwestern Authors Launches SATURDAY WORDSHOP "Editing Tips & Tricks for the Serious Writer" Sharon Miller & Susan Wengeron Saturday - August 19th. from 1:00-3:00 pm. $5.00 Fee. Hotel Tucson
  • Heartbreak Hotel - A Salute to Young Elvis. Starring Robert Shaw & The Lonely Street Band. Elvis fans! Celebrate "The King's" birthday properly with A Salute to Early Elvis.
  • Tucson Girls Chorus is enrolling new members for the 2017-18 season! Girls in the K-12 grades are welcome to audition at the Open House from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Monday, August 21, 2017- Tucson's Birthday

  • Tucson’s Birthday Celebration – Presidio Museum. Celebrate Tucson’s birthday at the Presidio Museum. The event includes a display and presentation of all of the flags that have flown over Tucson as well as tastings of foods representing Tucson’s history and its recent designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. 5:30 pm.

Monday, August 21, 2017

  • Born Country: A Tribute to the Music of Alabama at 7PM at The Gaslight Theatre. A BRAND NEW SHOW in the Gaslight Theatre Concert Series!
  • First total eclipse observed in the United States since 1979! View this marvelous natural wonder through our 8-inch Celestron telescope from 9:16 a.m. to 12:03 p.m.  Desert Museum.

Wednesday, August 22, 2017

  • Third Bluegrass Jamboree at The Gaslight Music Hall featuring bands Cadillac Mountain Bluegrass and The Titan Valley Warheads. 6pm.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

  • “The Five Doctors.” “Exterminate” your boredom as the men of RiffTrax (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, of MST3K fame) take on one of the most thrilling Doctor Who adventures ever. Playing at several Tucson movie theaters, 7pm.

Friday, August 25, 2017

  • Old Tucson will host a hiring fair for its popular Halloween-themed Nightfall event as well as for seasonal daytime operations on Friday, Aug. 25, from 4-7 p.m. The event will be held at Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road.

  • Dancing in the Streets Dance Party, 7PM at Gaslight Music Hall! With local band, DayJob!
  • Shunde, China Demonstration Class and Pop up Dinner. Shunde is one of the cradles of Cantonese cuisine, situated at the core of the Pearl River Delta, with Guangzhou to the north and Hong Kong to the south. Carriage House.

Saturday, August 26-Sunday, August 27, 2017

  • WILLCOX: Green Chili Roast - Apple Annie's Produce Farm. Yummy green chili ice cream for purchase, free samples of roasted green chilies, free samples of fresh green chilies, buy 40lbs of green chilies, jalapenos, Poblanos or any other and they will be roast for free, fresh roasted green chilies available for purchase.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

  • Tributaries “Return to Woodstock” Tribute Show on August 26, 7pm, at Gaslight Music Hall From a dairy farm in upstate New York to Tucson’s Own Gaslight Theater and Gaslight Music Hall.
  • Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment welcomes Blood Sweat & Tears— famed American contemporary jazz-rock group—to the Diamond Center at 8:00pm.
  • The fourth annual Bite Nite, a benefit event for the Arizona Chapter of the ALS Association, will take place in Tucson on Saturday, August 26 at the Westin la Paloma Resort and Spa from 6 to 10pm.
  • Night Wings at Pima Air & Space Museum - Explore Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the world's largest aerospace museums. Enjoy tram rides until sundown, a walking tour of indoor hangars, and hands-on aviation-related activities for kids in all hangars. Night Wings occurs on the 4th Saturday of June, July, and August. Adults $10. Kids 12 & under are free. 5-9 pm. 8 pm last admission. 520-574-0462.
  • FourTissimo – Sea of Glass Center for the Arts. FourTissimo (Gabriel Ayala, Will Clipman, AmoChip Dabney and Johnny Walker) plays musica sin fronteras (music without boundaries): a convergence of infectious grooves and harmonious soundscapes that will move your body, engage your mind and satisfy your soul. $15-20. 7:30 pm. 520-398-2542.
  • Family circus day! A fun chance for families to check out circus together and try out some new skills! August 26th 6:00-7:30.
  • Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts presents FourTissimo, a new collaboration of Gabriel Ayala, Will Clipman, AmoChip Dabney and Johnny Walker.
  • Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum: Creatures of the Night – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Want to know what creatures party in the nighttime? Here’s your chance to find out! Experience live animal interpretations on grounds, spend time with our animated animals, and enjoy our popular Desert Survivors show. 5-10 pm.
  • BISBEE: Altered Book Show 7 - Central School Project in Old Bisbee. Artists from near and far enter incredible work made from discarded books in a silent auction, benefits the Copper Queen Library.
  • SONOITA-ELGIN: In celebration of this year’s harvest, Kief-Joshua Vineyards will host the Magdelena Bash Harvest festival from 11 am to 5 pm. New Releases, Live Music All Day Long.

August 31-November 5, 2017

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