Events June 2014

May 29, 2014 |
Vibrant sights, rich tastes and pulsating sounds will showcase art of a different color during Splash! charity event on Sat, June 21. photo:

Vibrant sights, rich tastes and pulsating sounds will showcase art of a different color during Splash! charity event on Sat, June 21. photo:

TUCSON WALKING TOUR Exploring the Historic Mansions of Main Avenue. $15. 6pm. Meet at the NW corner of Main Ave and Alameda. 625-8365,

SONORAN DOGS BENEFIT CONCERT Hosted by Integrative Touch for Kids featuring bluegrass band The Sonoran Dogs. $85. 6:30pm. Hacienda Del Sol, 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol. 299-1501,


THE LUMIES Tucson Pima Arts Council’s arts & business awards. 6:30 pm: reception, ceremony, music (Chica Dust), $35. Just band, 8:30pm. $5. Tucson Museum of Art Plaza, 140 N. Court Ave. 624-0595 x10,

SUMMER ART CRUISE Central Tucson Gallery Association’s summer of art, with self-guided tours and receptions at galleries in and around downtown. See the website for venues and exhibits. Free. 6pm.

WEIRD PLANT SALE Explore a selection of funky plants for sale. 8am-1pm. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686,

THU 11
REFUGEE 101 INFORMATION NIGHT Learn about the refugee journey and volunteer opportunities with Iskashitaa Refugee Network. Free. 6pm-8pm. Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E. Speedway Blvd. Room E23. Email to RSVP. 440-0100, 

SAT 14
2ND SATURDAYS DOWNTOWN The monthly downtown street festival hosts a variety of food vendors and live, local music. Scott Avenue Stage features: V. Lundon, Roll Acosta, House Without A Sink. Cinema La Placita screens “The Lorax” at Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, 414 N. Toole Ave. Free. 5pm-10:30pm. Along Congress Street,

BREW AT THE ZOO: ALES FOR APES Fundraiser for the gibbons’ new habitat. Sample a variety of Craft Beers with live music, food and animal encounters. $20-$65. 6pm-9:30pm. Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way. 881-4753,

EMERGENCY CIRCUS BENEFIT for Tour to the Rescue: which uplifts the hurt and healing with inspiration, education and empathy by performing shows and teaching workshops to the “undercircussed” everywhere. The troupe of Emergency Circus Technicians delivers inspirational circus shows and creative workshops to hospitals, senior centers, homeless shelters and other places where health and happiness struggle. $5-$25 donation. 7pm. Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

TUCSON GUITAR FESTIVAL More than 30 guitar performances, and Air Guitar Competition, giveaways, mariachi performances, vendors and more. Free. 10am-7pm. Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.

THU 19
GUIDED HARVESTS AND PLANTINGS Hands on Harvest tour led by Desert Harvesters. $5-$10. 5pm, harvest by foot; 6pm, harvest by bicycle. Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market, 100 S. Avenida del Convento.

BEAN TREE PROCESSING Demonstrations taught by Barbara Rose of Bean Tree Farm. 4pm-7pm. Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market, 100 S. Avenida del Convento.

SAT 21
SPLASH! SUMMER CHARITY BENEFIT A fundraiser for The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Featuring live demos from street artists and ice sculptors. See website for prices. 6pm-10pm. La Encantada, Skyline & Campbell.

THIRD SATURDAY ART FAIR Displays by visiting and Courtyard Artists, music, food and drink. Free. 4pm-8pm. Many Hands Courtyard, 3054 N. 1st Ave. 360-1880,

SAGUARO FRUIT HARVEST Gather and prepare saguaro fruits in the traditional O’odham manner and learn about other desert plants that were important food sources for native people. Native food lunch included. $65-$72. 7am-noon. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd. 883-2702,

SAT 21-SUN 22
BOOK SALE A benefit for Tucson libraries. Free. 8am-noon. Friends of the Pima County Public Library, 2230 N. Country Club. 795-3763,

SUN 22
PRE-MONSOON MESQUITE MILLING Harvest before the rains! Experience a native wild food demonstration and more. 6am-9am. Exo Roast Co, 403 N. 6th Ave.

HARVESTER’S BENEFIT NIGHT Hosted by Tap & Bottle. Taste brews infused with locally sourced native ingredients. A percentage of sales will be donated to Desert Harvesters. Tap & Bottle, 403 N. 6th Ave.

TUE 24
DIA DE SAN JUAN Experience cultural activities including a procession and blessing of water. Free. 5pm-10pm. Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. 861-4504,

THU 26
TUCSON WALKING TOUR Exploring the Historic Barrio Viejo. $15. 6pm. Meet in front of La Pilita, 420 S. Main Ave. 625-8365,

SAT 28
SUNSET SATURDAY Featuring food, drink and live local music. $9 admission. 5pm-8pm. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686,


SUMMER WINE TOUR A 118 day tour of weekly wine tastings and monthly wine dinners beginning Fri, June 6. Maynards Market & Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave. 545-0577,



SKYNIGHTS Nightly tours of the universe as part of the stargazing program. 5pm nightly, lasting approximately four-five hours. $60/adult includes a light dinner. Mount Lemmon Sky Center, see website for directions. 626-8122,

PRIMAVERA COOKS! Support the programs and services of Primavera with a four or five course, wine-paired, gourmet dinner created by some of Tucson’s top chefs. June 1: Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails, 135 S. 6th Ave. June 11: Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way. June 18: Feast, 3719 E. Speedway Blvd. $125. RSVP to 308-3104 or


MEET ME AT MAYNARDS (@Hotel Congress) Southern Arizona Roadrunners’ Monday evening, non-competitive, social 3-mile run/walk, that begins and ends downtown at Hotel Congress, rain/shine/holidays included! 311 E. Congress St. 991-0733,

Tuesdays & Thursdays 
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Unlimited admission for furry companions at Tucson Botanical Gardens is $20 or $3/visit. 7am-4:30pm. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686,

CINEMA La PLACITA Classic flicks screened under the stars. See website for titles. La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave. $3 suggested donation. 7:30pm.






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