28 things to do in Tucson this weekend, June 14-16 | to do

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance has teamed up with Visit Tucson and the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa for the fourth year of this tasty food festival. The event will feature weekend staycation packages, food demos and education, live music and more.

Join the party with free cake and ice cream to celebrate Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia’s birthday. Stroll through the 10-acre gallery grounds on this special day to see the art and architecture of Arizona’s acclaimed artist.

Treat Dad to a day in the Old West, where men of all ages get in FREE June 15 and June 16! The Loft Cinema presents an outdoor screening of “The Quick and the Dead” on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and enjoy a classic car show presented by Truly Nolen on Sunday at 10 a.m. What better gift for Father’s Day than food, spirits, cowboys and cars!

Take a drive to a small family farm and a blooming lavender field. Farm festivities include live music, shopping, visit farm animals, lavender distilling, lavender cooking demos, face painting, crafting lavender crowns, food vendors, lavender themed drinks and some tasty lavender gelato.

Join Reid Park Zoo and Craft Tucson for some tasty brews. Your entry includes 14 tasting tickets to sample craft brews, painting a glass with Creative Juice, games and a chance to meet the Zoo’s animal ambassadors, chair massage with Take a Seat Retreat, henna tattoos with Tucson Face Painters, glitter tattoos with Something Glitzy, putting with TopGolf and more.

Join the festival for a full day of entertainment, live music performances, information booths, shopping, education and food vendors.

Visit a ceremony for the restoration of the historic flows of the Santa Cruz River, and in spiritual preparation for the City of Tucson’s release of water into the Santa Cruz River. The Santa Cruz site hosts an opening invocation and dance specific to the site, followed by a dance that is being danced all over the world, and includes the opportunity for the audience to join in. Dancing near the river will be followed by time in the shade for potluck and sharing stories about the Santa Cruz. Bring food to share and a folding chair

Mission Gardens is hosting it’s first bat night. Bat expert, Debbie Buecher has identified at least five species of bats that are using Mission Garden to catch insects or to drink from the canal. Visit the garden before sunset, then listen to a presentation by Debbie with live animals. Then Debbie will have her night-vision goggles and bat detector handy as you look and listen for bats.

Cruise over to the Tucson Racquet Club for some tasty BBQ and a dip in the pool. The barbecue pool parties will be available to members and non-members every Friday until the end of September.

Dive into a science fiction pool party in Marana. Bring your towels and flashlights for a cool night with family and friends.

Wander around and meet resident artists and their work. The event will have live music, food and beverages (additional cost), and an opportunity to see the artists’ studios and artwork firsthand.

Girls will be on their tippy-toes for this event. Celebrate Father’s day with a night of fun and dancing. Light refreshments will be served.

Has your dad been stressed lately? Take him to the CBC for a calming, mixed level, slow-flow yoga. The CBC is also including a frosty glass of beer for to help your dad cool-off and wind-down.

Cost: $10 for the class and glass of beer. If you don’t have a mat, CBC will rent one out to you for $2.

Join a team rowing race while enjoying a cult classic movie Animal House. Random teams will be chosen before the race and movie starts and food and drinks are provided by Factotum.

Celebrate Father’s Day with doughnuts, a craft and playtime at Our Play Place. Dads will get to chow down some yummy donuts while the kids craft and play.

Head to the park for a healthy 5K run with dad before you hit the buffets on Sunday. If you forget to register online, you can still register the day of the race at the Hay Barn and pick up your bib number at 5:30 a.m. The race will begin at 6:30 a.m.

The Jersey Grill and the CBC are teaming up for Father’s Day. Dads get to munch on different sliders that are perfectly paired with frosty brews. Choose from either a  buffalo chicken, BBQ pulled pork, Hawaiian ham and cheese or a cheeseburger slider.

There will also be two optional workshops where dad and his kiddos can bang their hammers. The first workshop is building a wooden ruler folder holder. The second workshop is building a balsa wood airplane. The CBC will supply all the hammer, nails, and glue. Plus, you get to decorate it too!

Children’s Place is bringing back popular Water Wednesdays, with an hour of splashy fun in our courtyard every week. Each week the museum will supply baby tools, buckets, squirt toys, water balloons and a kid wash for water day.

Cost: Water Wednesday activities are included with regular admission. Bring a towel and sunscreen for the kids.

Watch your favorite little recycler, while munching popcorn. Space is limited, tickets will be available 30 minutes before the show.

Kids, get ready to get your hands dirty. Learn how to pot a plant and come hang out with us as we decorate pots and plant succulents to our heart’s content! Containers and plants provided by Ecogro.

Kids get a chance to get their hands on some dry ice bubbles and how to make “poor man’s” liquid nitrogen. Plus, the event will have an industrial fog machine, lasers, Mr. Spoon and the farting hammer, taste test, rainbow battle and a vortex cannon.

Children’s Place is hosting a  “Make it” event every Monday through summer to keep little minds active during the summer break. Enjoy $3 per person admission plus special guests from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This Monday’s craft will be  hosted by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society Inc. Community Outreach Program.

Keep your life in balance with a beginner-friendly Hatha style yoga. Classes are for everyone and are limited to 15 participants.

Saddle up for this Old Tucson outdoor screening of the all-star 1995 film, “The Quick and the Dead.” Bring your own seating. Bleacher seating is also available.

Don’t miss the mother of all cult classics as it hits the big screen this weekend. Get ready for your favorite dance and unleash your Transylvania twist.

Inspired Fitness is hosting a free fitness series all summer long at Jácome Plaza. This class series incorporates a gentle vinyasa style yoga that is appropriate for beginners and those who are more experienced.

Soon, they’ll infuse the air with a fragrance that’s more of an invitation —  slow down, wander, stay awhile.


Post time: Jun-18-2019
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