Tucson Event Oracle for Things to do Today

BEST Things to do in Tucson...

The Event Oracle knows ALL the fun things to do in the land of the Tucson sun. Select your date above then scroll down to check out what events are going on this week...

  • Mountain Adventure Horseback Ride

    Mountain Adventure Horseback Ride



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    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



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    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.

  • Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry & Fiber Art

    Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry & Fiber Art



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    Arizona State Museum's new permanent exhibit features a sampling of the more than 35,000 specimens of basketry and other fiber art in the museum's extensive collection, ranging from millennia-old objects to modern-day masterpieces that celebrate the Southwestern U.S. region's ancient and abiding fiber-weaving traditions. ASM’s total assemblage of basketry and fiber art specimens dating back some 8,000 years represents the major indigenous basket-making cultures from across North America. The museum's unparalleled collection of basketry and pottery has been designated an American Treasure by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Save America’s Treasures Program.

  • The Retablo of Ciudad Rodrigo at UA Museum of Art

    The Retablo of Ciudad Rodrigo at UA Museum of Art



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    The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo is a jewel of the University of Arizona Museum of Art's collection and one of the most important works produced in 15th-century Spain. This altarpiece, also called a retablo, was made for the cathedral of the city (Ciudad) Rodrigo in the province of Salamanca, Spain, between the years 1480 and 1488, and after 1493. This exhibit is on permanent display, Tuesday-Sunday, at the University of Arizona Museum of Art.

  • Renaissance Prints From The Permanent Collection: A Selection

    Renaissance Prints From The Permanent Collection: A Selection



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    This exhibition of works will be selected by students from Dr. Pia Cuneo’s Fall art history graduate seminar on early modern prints. Using actual objects created during the Renaissance, these students will have the special opportunity to conduct in-depth research in order to understand print production, social and gender norms, and many other topics of the early modern era.

  • The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting

    The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting



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    Arizona State Museum presents this photographic exhibit--guest curated by Michael Kotutwa Johnson, Hopi farmer, photographer, and UA Ph.D. candidate in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment--which illustrates traditional Hopi farming practices, which are based on spiritual beliefs, community values, and ancient, time-tested techniques. Arizona State Museum is closed on Sundays and federal and state holidays.

  • 30 Americans Showcase at Tucson Museum of Art

    30 Americans Showcase at Tucson Museum of Art



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    30 Americans showcases works by some of the most significant African American artists of the last four decades. This ground-breaking exhibition explores race, gender, and historical identity in contemporary context while highlighting diverse media, subject matter, and perspectives. Artists included here represent the core of an expanding number of talented individuals who are contributing their voices to the history of art in this country. Many of the works on view reveal not only the country's changing view of race and class over the last 200 years, but also address the persistence of racism, violence, and marginalization in America today.  Works in this exhibition are part of the collection of the Rubell family, at the Tucson Museum of Art.

  • DeGrazia's Chickens

    DeGrazia's Chickens



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    Paintings and sculpture spanning six decades of Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia's career are featured in DeGrazia's Chickens, a new exhibit at the Gallery in the Sun. Chickens were a favorite subject of the artist who depicted them as everything from a folksy background detail or fashion accessory, to heroic portraits and textile designs, at Degrazia Gallery in the Sun.

  • Tucson Roadrunners Ice Hockey: Tucson Home Games

    Tucson Roadrunners Ice Hockey: Tucson Home Games



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    Watch the Tucson Roadrunners cross hockey sticks with competing teams at the Tucson Convention Center Arena in downtown Tucson. The Tucson Roadrunners are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes ice hockey team. During the 2018-19 season, home games take place on select weekdays, from October 6 through April 13. Consult the website for schedule information. 

  • Carnival of Illusion

    Carnival of Illusion

    Scottish Rite Grand Parlour
    160 S Scott Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 857011

    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."