Tucson Event Oracle for Things to do Today

BEST Things To Do In Tucson Today

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...

  • 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.”

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  • 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.

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

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

    University of Arizona
    1013 E. University Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    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.

  • Farmers' Market at Steam Pump Ranch-Saturdays

    Farmers' Market at Steam Pump Ranch-Saturdays

    Steam Pump Ranch
    10901 North Oracle Road,
    Oro Valley, AZ 85737

    Steam Pump Ranch provides a picturesque backdrop for Oro Valley's Heirloom Farmers Market. Regional farmers, ranchers, and artisan food producers average over 30 vendor stalls and over 700 customers, each week, offering high quality farm products, and diverse local products. Several fun events are planned each year to introduce more customers to this neighborhood gem. 

  •  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.

    University of Arizona – Museum of Art
    1031 N. Olive Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    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?

  • UA Museum of Art Exhibition: 6 & 6

    UA Museum of Art Exhibition: 6 & 6

    University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts
    1031 North Olive Road
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    Both science and art start with basic observations of the world around us. Science takes that inspiration and makes it empirical, and art conceptualizes such catalysts. To showcase life in the Sonoran Desert, the Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers (N-Gen) Arts and Science Initiative forged a collaboration between artists and scientists. Six artists and six scientists were paired together to foster cross-pollination in research methods and to create a shared vision. This exhibition is the manifestation of their collaborative research that depicts life in the Sonoran Desert and articulates a sense of place, at the University of Arizona Museum of Art.

  • Richard Avedon: Relationships

    Richard Avedon: Relationships

    Center for Creative Photography
    University of Arizona 1030 N. Olive Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    The exhibit, drawn from the Richard Avedon collection at the Center for Creative Photography, presents 80 portrait and fashion photographs – ranging from the 1950s to the early 2000s – including examples of Avedon’s large-scale prints. The exhibition will explore three kinds of “relationships” in Avedon’s life and work: the interactions between the figures within the frame, the partnerships Avedon formed with longstanding subjects, and importantly, the relationship between Richard Avedon and the Center for Creative Photography. Avedon’s works, which he personally selected for donation to the Center, enrich the collection through the importance of the subjects he photographed, the widespread circulation of his images through publication, Avedon’s unique and influential photographic approach, and his blurring of the line between artistic and commercial production. The exhibition will feature film footage and related documents to tell the story of Avedon’s choice to invest in the Center as a recipient of his photographs, and will explore the range of photographs he gifted to the institution. Visit today to experience the rich heritage of modern North American photography. Free and open to the public.

  • The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting

    The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting

    The University of Arizona
    1013 E. University Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    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.

  • Family Brain Boost

    Family Brain Boost

    Children’s Museum of Tucson
    200 S. Sixth Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    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.