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Calendar of Events



Copper Queen

Join Anna Domitrovic, Mineralogist Emeritus on a tour of minerals past, present and future. Visit Bisbee’s 100 year-old underground Queen Mine, then wander up Brewery Gulch and shop at the numerous rock shops and artists' galleries. Dinner and lodging will be in the 1892 Copper Queen Hotel. The next day takes us to Tombstone and ghost towns of the Dragoons, as well as a tour of Johnson Camp, a working copper mine. $387 Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum members / $426 non-members / $80 single supplement. Call 520/883-3086 or log onto and scroll down to find listed class or trip.


Startup Weekend Tucson

Startup Weekend is a 2-day event that brings together all different types of creative people and business people to startup a company! Participants will pitch ideas, learn the basics of lean startups, and work with mentors all while having fun. You dont have to be a "techy" or "entrepreneur" just be willing to learn, build, and collaborate. Everyone is welcome!


Sun Cooking and Passive Solar Design

Sun ovens really will bake cakes, roasts, even can tomatoes! You can bake or stew food in the summer and not heat up your house one iota. We will offer pointers on preparing dishes with these ovens, and of course, there will be plenty of yummy sampling. In addition, we will introduce the concept of passive solar design, which when employed, reduces heating and cooling bills substantially. The design part deals with proper sizing and placement of windows, shading, awnings, eaves, porches, trellises and trees. Includes lunch. $40 Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum members / $44 non-members. 8 a.m. to noon. Call 520/883-3086 or log onto and scroll down to find listed class or trip.


The Arroyo Café Players present The Old Pueblo Radio Show

Fall is in the air, it’s election season and help is on the way as "The Arroyo Café Players present The Old Pueblo Radio Show," Tucson’s favorite new old-fashioned radio variety show produced by Arizona Daily Star cartoonist David Fitzsimmons and the Arroyo Cafe Players. Garrison Keillor eat your heart out! Come enjoy the live taping of this musical comedy extravaganza set to be broadcast by Arizona Public Media NPR 89.1. Featuring special guests Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and a surprise mystery guest, with sound effects wizard Marty Bishop, The Grandsons of the Pioneers, Jay Taylor, “Rosa” and The Arroyo Cafe Players, all under the musical direction of Lindsey McHugh. Don’t miss this Tucson tradition! Proceeds benefit Arizona Public Media, the American Cancer Society and Homicide Survivors. Tickets are $10 online at Sunday, September 11th, show starts at 2 P.M.


Arizona Insect Festival

The Arizona Insect Festival features more than 20 booths with interactive activities to learn about the importance of insects in our lives, and exciting UA research! Hold bugs, create bugs, EAT bugs and more! FREE! 11am - 4pm, UA Student Union, Grand Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd, Tucson, AZ.


Bike For Boys

This is a fund raising bike-a-thon to support the Boys To Men program sponsored by The Desert Men's Council of Tucson. The DMC is a 501c3 group-mentoring organization providing serves to adolescent boys, and having conversations with them about the journey to manhood. Event takes place at Paseo de las Iglesias Park in Tucson.


AFSP Out of the Darkness Community Walk

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks bring people together to make big changes in the world. These community events fund millions for suicide prevention research and programs, give hope to those who have been affected by suicide, and create a culture that’s smart about mental health. Join us to raise funds to be used for local suicide prevention and awareness work done by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Arizona Chapter. Walk participation is free and fundraising is completely voluntary. Sign up for the Tucson walk at Registration begins at 8am. Walk begins at 10am.


Community Interactive: Stories from the Border

Media coverage about the U.S. – Mexico border frequently projects a picture of violence and despair; however, a long history of cross-cultural cooperation and influence has resulted in a region with a unique culture, sense of place and strong economic growth. On September 29, Arizona Public Media and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona will present Community Interactive: Stories from the Border - a live, interactive event featuring a panel of respected and accomplished journalists from Mexico and the U.S. Event takes place from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. Tickets will be available for reservation beginning September 1st.


Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake in Tucson

Only one opportunity to see the full-length classic production of the world's most famous ballet - Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, featuring Russia's brightest ballet stars! There’s a good reason why Swan Lake is so often called the ‘ballet of all ballets’. The combination of pure romanticism, the story about love and deception and Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet music all continue to reach new generations of audiences. Russian Grand Ballet was founded by and incorporated graduates from the Great Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev. The principal dancers of the company came from the upper ranks of the great ballet companies and academies. Today, the Russian Grand Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with over 50 brilliant dancers. Fox Tucson Theatre, October 11, 2016.


International Archaeology Day Open House

To celebrate International Archaeology Day Old Pueblo Archaeology Center is having an open house from 9am-1pm. This free to the public family friendly event will include hands on activities, games, and a stone tool making demonstration. Come by and check us out! 2201 44th Street Tucson, Az 85713.