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...

  • Breakfast Horseback Ride

    Breakfast Horseback Ride



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    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.

  • Rillito Park Farmers Market-Sundays

    Rillito Park Farmers Market-Sundays



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    This is a year-round open-air market is open on Sundays at Rillito Park Race Track. For easier entrance and exit out of the park, we recommend the River Road exit. (on the NE side of the parking lot) Shop for: apples, arugula, Asian greens, asparagus, blood oranges, broccoli, broccoli raab, beets, carrots, collards, fennel, greens, grapefruit,lLemons, lemongrass, lettuce, onions, parsnips, pinto beans, rhubarb, radishes, spinach, strawberries, turnips, Valencia oranges, and fresh eggs.

  • Destination Mars at Flandrau Planetarium

    Destination Mars at Flandrau Planetarium



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    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!

  • 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.

  • Arizona History Museum Exhibit: Facing Work

    Arizona History Museum Exhibit: Facing Work



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    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. 

  • 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.

  •  What is the color, when black is burned? The Gold War. Part 1.

    What is the color, when black is burned? The Gold War. Part 1.



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    For the past ten years, Frohawk Two Feathers (the alias of artist Umar Rashid), has recounted the epic story of a composite and fictitious Frenglish Empire. Frengland and its characters are entirely of the artist’s imagination, but the storytelling critiques the very real and problematic history of recounting history. Through his use of Greco-Roman and Egyptian iconography, and references to tattoos and hip hop, Two Feathers encourages viewers to reflect on how certain events in history become truths, while others are relegated to the background or forgotten entirely. In What is the color, when black is burned? The Gold War. Part 1., the Frenglish Empire has come to Tucson where the narrative of Frengland will unfold against the backdrop of Southern Arizona’s local history. What will happen next?

  • Funky Brunch

    Funky Brunch



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    The Mik and Scott band play 3 hours of funky music in the courtyard of La Cocina / Old Town Artisans. Kid and pet friendly fun.

  • Petanque in the Park

    Petanque in the Park



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    Learn and play the French game of petanque (boules) at 2 p.m. in Reid Park Sundays October through April. For directions and information, visit TucsonPetanqueClub.wordpress.com.

  • 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."

  • The Music Man

    The Music Man



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    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.