Events Sept 2014

August 25, 2014 |

Fri 5-Sat 6
VIBRATIONS MUSIC FESTIVAL A DJ festival presented by Digital Vibe Entertainment. 6pm-1am. $25-$35. The Slaughter House, 1102 W.  Grant Rd.

GLOW! photo by A.T. Willett 2013

photo by A.T. Willett 2013

Sat 6
GOTTA GLOW! GALA Get into your best GLOW! costume for a costume ball, artists, special performances and dancing to live music by Michael P. and the Gully Washers in the moonlit desert. Triangle L Ranch, 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Rd. Oracle, Arizona. 7pm-11pm. Tickets limited to 500/night, no tickets at the door, $15/sold in advance at

Fri 12-Sun 14
STARTUP WEEKEND An intense 54-hour long, hands-on experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. The event focuses on building out the framework of an innovative business in the over the course of a weekend and creating a business model or product prototype. Register/more info at Times vary. CoLab Workspace, 17 E. Pennington St.

Sat 13
2ND SATURDAYS DOWNTOWN A free, family-friendly urban block party! 6pm-11pm. Performers on Scott Stage include: The Vexmen, Belly Dance Tucson, Domingo Degrazia, and the Kevin Paukulis Band.

MOONLIGHT MADNESS TOURS Launch seltzer rockets, sample space food and take an astronaut test. $7. 5pm-9pm. Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Rd. 625-7736,

DAY INTO NIGHT GLOW! Geared toward families and children. Stroll through the magical five-acre setting lit with thousands of twinkling lights. Discover illuminated sculpture, multi-media installations, theatrical performances, and music. Triangle L Ranch, 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Rd. Oracle, Arizona. 5-9pm. Tickets limited to 500/night, no tickets at the door, $15/sold in advance at

Sat 13-Sun 14
BOOK SALE A benefit for Tucson Libraries. Free. 8am-12pm. 2230 N. Country Club. 795-3763,

Sun 14
ELLA 6 ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT Featuring a runway fashion show, giveaways, an after party and more. All proceeds benefit A Light Netowrk. Free. 7pm. Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

Fri 19
BORN AND BREWED: TUCSON’S BEER CUP Tucson brewmasters go head to head to find the best brew in Tucson. Games, prizes, live entertainment and beer. $30-$35. 7pm-10pm. Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848,

BURLESQUE FOR THE SOUL A benefit for SACASA featuring burlesque performances. $10-$20. 8pm. Surly Wench Pub, 424 N. 4th Ave. 882-0009,

Fri 19-Sat 27
ARIZONA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL Arizona’s only cult film festival features Arizona, national, and worldwide premiere screenings. See website for film list, costs, and times. The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.,

Fri 19-Sun 28
ARIZONA RESTAURANT WEEK Local Tucson restaurants will offer specialty prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30 and $40 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. More at

Sat 20
MANY HANDS COURTYARD ART FAIR Featuring art vendors, custom tradition furniture, food, music and more. Twenty percent of garden art sales go to the Community Food Bank. 4pm-8pm. 3054 N. 1st Ave. 628-1490,

EQUINOX SOLAR POTLUCK AND EXHIBITION Experience solar cooked food and learn about solar power from various speakers. Free; accepting canned food donations. 10am-sunset. Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Rd.

Sun 21
KFMA DAY FALL BALL An outdoor concert rock festival. See website for ticket prices and concert lineup. Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way.

STAND UP TO STOP VIOLENCE IV A comedy gala to benefit Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse. Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress. 547-3040,,

Melissa Cruz, a Bay Area-based flamenco professional. Photo courtesy Tucson Flamenco Festival

Melissa Cruz, a Bay Area-based flamenco professional, will perform at the Tucson Spanish Flamenco Festival.
Photo courtesy Tucson Flamenco Festival

Tue 23-Sun 28
TUCSON SPANISH FLAMENCO FESTIVAL Festivities include: Guitar competitions, special guests, featured performers, Gypsy singers, a Rumba dance party and more. $20-$45. Thu-Sat, 8pm-11pm; Sun, 2:30pm & 6:30pm. Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Ave. 884-5253,

Thu 25
RIGHT TOUCH MASSAGE THERAPY 30TH ANNIVERSARY A party including live music by The Speedway Brother’s Band, face and body art, games, prize drawings and more. Free. 6pm-9pm. 2984 E. Ft. Lowell,

PECHAKUCHA TUCSON A series of fast-paced talks (20 slides at 20 seconds each) by Tucson creatives on what inspires them. Presented by AIGA Arizona, the professional association for design. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $10 for members, $15 for non-members. 7pm-9pm. RSVP at

Thu 25-Sun 28
2014 GREEK FESTIVAL All things Greek; food, music, dancers, market and more. $3/day or $5/4-day pass. St. Demetrios Church, 1145 E. Ft. Lowell. 888-0505,

Fri 26-Sun 29
NIGHTFALL AT OLD TUCSON (Preview weekend) Old Tucson transforms into a haunted town with monsters and ghouls! Thu-Sun, 6pm-10pm; Fri-Sat, 6pm-12pm. $26 Adults; $21 Children 4-11. Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Rd. 883-0100,

Sat 27
28TH ANNUAL GREAT TUCSON BEER FESTIVAL Beer tasting festival. Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way. 296-2400,

CARDBOARD BALL 2014 An art and dance party creating cardboard fashions and wearable art. Proceeds benefit All Souls Procession Community Workshops. $10-$15. 7pm. Maker House, 283 N. Stone Ave.

Sun 28
PORCH FEST Thirteen porches throughout the neighborhood (Broadway-Broadmoor Village) showcasing musical talent. Food trucks situated throughout. 4pm-7pm.

SPLIT ENDZ RUN A run through Catalina State Park hosted by Everyone Runs. 11570 N. Oracle Rd. 6:30am.


PLANETARIUM SHOWS Explore the starry night sky every Thu-Sun. Experience solar systems, laser light shows and more. $5-$7. Schedule varies, see website for times. Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, 1601 E. University. 621-7827,

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,

4TH AVE FOOD FEST Local food and music. 4pm-8pm. On 4th Ave between University and 5th St. 261-6982,

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS On the Sunshine Mile (between Euclid and Country Club). 11am-1pm & 5pm-8pm.

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