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BEST Things To Do In Tucson

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  • Carnival of Illusion

    Carnival of Illusion

    Scottish Rite Grand Parlour
    160 S Scott Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Carnival of Illusion is an evening of Old-World Magic in the style of classic entertainers such as Buster Keaton, Mae West, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Harry Houdini. The hosts have performed as house entertainers at the world's top resorts, Fortune 100 CEOs, to the 200 Most Powerful Women in America and operate the longest-running Arizona theater show. Carnival of Illusion is “Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La.”


  • Mountain Adventure Horseback Ride

    Mountain Adventure Horseback Ride

    Eastside District
    14301 E. Speedway Blvd.
    Tucson, AZ 85748

    Every Monday and Wednesday, year round, expand your horizons with a half day Mountain Adventure Ride through the desert. Starting at 8:00 AM you will set off with your favorite horse deep into the Rincon Mountains where you will be able to take in the beautiful scenery and broad wildlife of the Sonoran Desert. This walk ride is an adventure for all skill levels of horsemanship so long as you are involved in the riding program or have passed the lope check. With large elevation gains and losses and narrow trails, this is a unique way to explore the desert on horseback. Complete with a packed lunch in the winters and pack breakfast in the summer, it is a great opportunity to live like the cowboys and cowgirls of the old days. Perching next to your favorite Saguaro or in the shadows of one of the low lying trees, you can take in the beauty of the Saguaro National Forest. Back by high noon, it is a great chance to take memorable photos or simply enjoy the sights the Tucson area has to offer. See you in the saddle!

  • Birds of Tohono Chul Walking Tour

    Birds of Tohono Chul Walking Tour

    Tohono Chul Park
    7366 Paseo del Norte
    Tucson, AZ 85704

    Tohono Chul hosts several docent-led and self-guided walking tours of its grounds. Learn to identify birds that are local residents and those just passing through, plus information on habits and habitat during the Birds of Tohono Chul tour. Tours are included in the admission price; reservations are not necessary.

  • Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit-Sierra Vista

    Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit-Sierra Vista

    Henry F Hauser Museum
    2950 E Tacoma St,
    Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

    The Henry F. Hauser Museum hosts Water/Ways, a national exhibit that explores the endless motion of the water cycle, its effect on landscape, settlement, and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at political and economic efforts to ensure access to water, and explores how human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways to protect water resources and renew our relationship with the natural environment. The Henry F. Hauser Museum has selected a hand-crafted quilt from its collection entitled “San Pedro River,” made by Wendy Seals, as the image representing Sierra Vista’s water story in the Smithsonian Institute’s traveling Water/Ways exhibition. The museum is located in the Ethel H. Berger Center.

  • Susan Rider: The Bird and Flower Series

    Susan Rider: The Bird and Flower Series

    7250 S Tucson Blvd.
    Tucson, AZ 85756

    The connection of the bird and flower threads these paintings together. The flower is rooted and the bird flies away, so the relationship can symbolize any parting or change, depending on one’s experiences. For instance, the physical and the spiritual, a life chapter ending and a new one beginning, loved ones moving away or passing on.


    The subject matter in this series has its roots in my work from the 1970’s in Marin County, California. (Seagulls, hawks, rolling hills, flowers, ocean, etc.) It has the tablet page (lines) theme that has appeared in my paintings for many years and the awkward, childlike drawing that I hope for in my work. Sometimes I hold the brush or other tool in my left hand, and it helps to reach that childlike, non-judgmental part of the subconscious. It’s also fun to just draw and let things become somewhat realistic. The combination of these two approaches creates a tug-of-war, and in this struggle, each painting finds itself.

  • Meet Me at Maynards: Social Run & Walk

    Meet Me at Maynards: Social Run & Walk

    Maynards Market
    400 N Toole Ave A
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Southern Arizona Roadrunners presents a non-competitive 3-mile run/walk and social event beginning and ending downtown in the patio courtyard at Hotel Congress, across Toole Avenue from Maynards, every Monday evening, rain or shine. Bring the kids (strollers welcome) and the dog (on a leash...and not barking please. Food/beverage specials are available at downtown restaurants/bars.