Tucson Event Oracle for Things to do Today

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  • Breakfast Horseback Ride

    Breakfast Horseback Ride


    At the Ranch, the early riser gets the horse, not to mention blueberry pancakes. Make sure you enjoy our Breakfast Ride while you’re at Tanque Verde. These unforgettable rides pass towering cacti and climb rolling hills, as you make your way to the Old Homestead.  Upon reaching your destination, indulge in a freshly cooked breakfast prepared right before your eyes. Our famous blueberry pancakes, ranch-style eggs, bacon, chocolate milk, orange juice and more await your grumbling stomach. Take a seat fireside while you enjoy great company and the beautiful scenery.  Open to the public, at Tanque Verde Ranch.

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

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


    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


    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


    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.

  • Destination Mars at Flandrau Planetarium

    Destination Mars at Flandrau Planetarium


    Explore the history of missions to the Red Planet and learn about the different types of spacecraft that have made fascinating discoveries there. This and more can be explored at the Mars exhibit at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, located on the University of Arizona Mall. See how Mars compares to planet Earth and what it might take for a human mission to Mars. Don't miss the rare meteorite from Mars and the largest scale model of the surface of Mars in the world created from real spacecraft data. The Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium explores our universe, from earth to space and everything in-between, with changing exhibits that focus on biology, energy, optics and more and weave in ground-breaking UA research. The Eos Planetarium Theater-Southern Arizona’s only planetarium--was recently renovated with state-of-the-art projection technology, sound system, and seating--it's an experience you don't want to miss!

  • The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting

    The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting


    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.

  • Arizona History Museum Exhibit: Facing Work

    Arizona History Museum Exhibit: Facing Work


    Facing Work, a multi-media exhibit exploring untold stories, lives, and histories of people behind the cash register by Tucson artist Kim Nicolini. In her exhibit, Kim combines creative arts, living people, and archival photos to shed new light on Tucson service workers: people we see every day but who are rarely recognized for their role in Tucson's human, historical, and economic landscape, at the Arizona History Museum. 

  • Tom Philabaum Alchemy Show

    Tom Philabaum Alchemy Show


    Tom Philabaum's "Alchemy" show opening will offer an up- close look at his extraordinary fused glass paintings which do indeed capture the magical process of transformation, creation and combination. The award- winning glass artist transitions from the furnace to the easel where his creative talent shines through these inspired paintings.. Opening reception: October 6, 4 -6 p.m.  Philabaum Glass Gallery features the work of Tom Philabaum as well as dozens of other glass artists from across the country. The adjacent studio is the hotshop for Philabaum's work, as well as the studio where his employees make their own work on Saturdays. Gallery customers are invited to sit and watch the blowing on most days.

  • Butterfly Magic

    Butterfly Magic


    This October, Butterfly Magic returns to the Gardens' Cox Butterfly and Orchid Pavilion!  Always a favorite with first-time visitors and Garden Regulars alike, Butterfly Magic is a fully immersive experience that surrounds you with rare butterflies, tropical plants and orchids in bloom. Be sure to check out the Chrysalis Exhibit, a fascinating look into the metamorphic life of a butterfly.  With a little patience, and luck, you may see a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis for the very first time!  With a constantly changing and growing display, and new varieties of Butterflies being added regularly, Butterfly Magic is never the same experience twice!

  • 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."

  • The Music Man

    The Music Man


    The irresistable musical tribute to the power of make-believe marches onto the ATC stages - and into your heart - with trumpets blaring! By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching. The Music Man is American musical theatre at its best.

  • Paradiso Bar & Lounge Free Concert Thursdays

    Paradiso Bar & Lounge Free Concert Thursdays


    Sol Casinos presents a free concert on Thursdays at Casino del Sol Resort with a lineup that includes tributes to classic rock music legends.