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BEST Things To Do In Tucson

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  • Carnival of Illusion

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

    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.”


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

    1013 E. University Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ 85721
    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.

  • Works of Art by Olaf Wieghorst

    140 N Main Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    Works of Art by Olaf Wieghorst

    The Founders’ Gallery is home to the Tucson Museum of Art’s collection of works by Olaf Wieghorst.

    Born in Denmark, Wieghorst was a child acrobat and stunt rider who performed across Europe with the Danish Circus. In 1918, he arrived in the U.S. after time as a sailor, and enlisted in the U.S. Cavalry. At the end of his service, Wieghorst worked as a ranch hand in New Mexico, an experience that would later shape his artistic career.

  • The Art of East Asia

    140 N Main Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    The Art of East Asia

    The Asian collection of the Tucson Museum of Art includes major forms and periods from ancient times through the twentieth century. On view are selections from China, Japan, and Korea, dating from 2200 BCE to the mid-1900s, including ritual, burial, domestic, and traded items. Ceramics, stone, and carved materials have left an enduring record of human activity as well as regional diversity in this part of the world. Throughout history, artists and craftsmen looked toward religion for inspiration, and rulers tightly controlled production and exports. Ultimately, Asian art contributed to the development of decorative styles of objects across the globe, influencing art forms in Europe and the rest of the Western Hemisphere.

  • The American Southwest and Western Traditions

    140 N Main Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    The American Southwest and Western Traditions

    The American Southwest embodies diverse cultures, traditions, and histories that can be understood through art of the past and present. This gallery features regional art of the Southwest from the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block collection by artists who spent time or were influenced by Arizona and the surrounding area, experiencing the region first hand.

  • The Qualities of LIGHT: A View from the Archive at the Center for Creative Photography

    1030 N Olive Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85719
    The Qualities of LIGHT: A View from the Archive at the Center for Creative Photography

    This exhibition celebrating the legacies of LIGHT, a significant early photography gallery, will focus on characteristics identified by those who visited, worked, showed, and were impacted by the gallery. It will draw heavily on archives at the Center for Creative Photography. Sections of the exhibition will highlight LIGHT’s innovation, commitment to artists, focus on education, cultivation of community, and influence on the market, illustrated by photographic artworks, archival documentation, film or audio footage, installation views, period snapshots, and contemporary photographs, all chosen for their potential to illuminate. Educational programming will be an integral component of the exhibition, offering visitors opportunities to better understand the critical period of the 1970s and 1980s within the history of photography and the seminal influence of LIGHT, as well as encouraging creative inquiry into broader ideas about the photographic market, artist legacies, and the nature of a research center and archive like the Center for Creative Photography.

  • Family Brain Boost

    200 S. Sixth Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    Family Brain Boost

    Join the Children’s Museum of Tucson’s education team each weekend for Family Brain Boost, a chance to jump-start your brain with fun, interactive science activities from bubbles to building blocks. 11:30 a.m. Free with admission: $9; free for infants younger than 1.

  • A Southwest Nutcracker Featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra

    Tucson Music Hall
    260 S Church Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    A Southwest Nutcracker Featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra

    Tucson Regional Ballet presents A Southwest Nutcracker, featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 14-15, at the Tucson Music Hall.

    This original, full-length classical ballet translates the traditional Nutcracker to Tucson in the 1880s, complete with coyotes, cavalry, and rattlesnakes.

    The live orchestra, lovely costumes and beautiful, professionally designed sets – combined with the stunning dancing – all make for a holiday tradition that will be enjoyed by the entire family.

  • Messiah & Bach - Tucson Symphony Orchestra Holiday Special

    Catalina Foothills High School
    4300 E Sunrise Dr
    Tucson, AZ 85718
    Messiah & Bach - Tucson Symphony Orchestra Holiday Special

    Get into the holiday spirit with Handel's pulse-pounding, earth-shaking Messiah - one of choral literature's most important and popular works, along with  Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.! Tucsonans attend every year, stating their holidays don't truly begin until they've heard the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus perform  Messiah. George Frideric Handel's masterpiece is the perfect way to start the holiday season, creating a glorious sound experience when performed in Catalina Foothills High School Music Hall, one of Arizona's most outstanding acoustical venues.

  • 2nd Saturdays Downtown Family Nights

    Congress St., Toole to Church Avenues
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    2nd Saturdays Downtown Family Nights

    On the second Saturday of every month, come downtown for free family-friendly fun. The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Children's Museum, Fox Theatre, Mercado District and other downtown Tucson venues regularly host kid-friendly programs. Families can stroll the pedestrian-friendly downtown district and enjoy free live entertainment, family-friendly restaurants, and street food. Get around on the Sun Link Streetcar, a TuGo bike, and shop and dine at local boutiques and restaurants. 

  • Molly Shannon’s Tilly the Trickster

    5317 E Speedway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Molly Shannon’s Tilly the Trickster

    Tilly is a mischievous girl who loves nothing more than causing a little trouble. From leaking cups to toothpaste-flavored cookies, Tilly has a trick for everyone: her mom, dad, brother, classmates, and even her teacher. But when the tables are turned and her family does some scheming of its own, will Tilly decide to change her trickster ways? Molly Shannon has created numerous unforgettable characters on Saturday Night Live and in movies such as SUPERSTAR and NEVER BEEN KISSED and now introduces young readers to her latest hilarious creation, TILLY THE TRICKSTER, the musical! Fun for all ages, this is a show you and your family won’t want to miss. Starring Samantha Cormier as Tilly!

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