Kimmy Shvaria, center, and her friends Beth Rudolph, left, and Sarah Bradburne, cheer and sing along while Dan + Shay perform. Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

Tucson, I don't know if you know this but it's not 100+ degrees outside anymore. *Town collectively jumps for joy*

After many months of wishing your bed was an ice cube and sweating just standing outside, we have finally earned our "Tucson Summer 2017" badge and are ready for the perfect weather ahead — and perfect weekends too. Obvi.

Here's what you can look forward to.

🎉 For everyone 🎉

Pride on Parade

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Chrissy Buckallew hollers for the on-stage entertainers during Saturday’s Pride in the Park, part of the 39th Annual Tucson Pride Festival, at Reid Park. 

Tucson Pride 2017 is bringing the fun with an evening parade on Fourth Avenue.

It's one of several events that are happening this weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of Tucson Pride — considered one of the oldest LGBTQ community events in the country.  

Find a list of other events happening, including Pride in the Park here.  

Find more information here

When: Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

Where: Fourth Avenue  

Cost: Free 

Tucson Humanities Festival: Resistance and Revolution (Sponsored)

Dramatic shifts in human history tend to spring from small acts of resistance and revolution. What can these acts in the past reveal about the modern world? Join us for the 2017 Tucson Humanities Festival: Resistance & Revolution, a series of topical lectures, panel discussions and events, including noteworthy guests, presented by the University of Arizona College of Humanities.

When: Oct. 3-Nov. 7

Where: Multiple venues on the UA campus and downtown

Cost: Free unless otherwise noted

Oro Valley music festival

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Country music fans as Chris Janson performs in the late day light during the 2016 Oro Valley Music Festival. Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

The Golf Club at Vistoso is hosting the third annual Oro Valley Music Festival this weekend, with headliners Lee Brice and Train.

When: Saturday Sept. 30 and Sunday Oct. 1, 7-11 p.m.

Where: The Golf Club at Vistoso, 955 W. Vistoso Highlands Drive

Cost: Tickets start at $59. Kids 10-and-under are free on Saturday. Get ticket info here.

Antique Vintage Fair and Market at Medella Vina Ranch

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Several Edison Gold Moulded cylinder records sit on a table for $5 each or three for $10.

This antique and vintage fair on the first Sunday of every month has over 180 vendors, a food court (with wine) and jeep tours and carriage rides.

Find more information here. If you really love antiquing, check out a list of markets in Tucson here

When: Sunday, Oct. 1, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Medella Vina Ranch, 4450 S. Houghton Road

Cost: Parking is $1 per car

YWCA POP! Event

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The YWCA's 4th annual POP! Event features Tucson's best women restaurateurs, chefs and bartenders; a silent auction, shopping and the Buffalo Exchange Fashion Show. The money raised at the event is invested back into the YWCA's Women's Center for Economic Opportunity which helps Tucson women get training, jobs, advance in their careers or become community leaders. 

When: Sunday, Oct. 1 from 5-8 p.m.

Where: YWCA Southern Arizona, 525 N. Bonita Ave. 

Tickets: $25 for students, $45 general admission, $75 VIP. Get tickets here.

The YWCA's 4th annual POP! Event features Tucson's best women restaurateurs, chefs and bartenders; a silent auction, shopping and the Buffalo …

👧 For the kiddos 👦

Arizona Insect Festival

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Kids with insects at the Arizona Insect Festival.

The 7th annual festival hosted by the University of Arizona's Department of Entomology features more than 20 booths where attendees will be able to engage in interactive exhibits, hold insects, learn about insect-based research taking place at the UA and, for the more adventurous, eat tacos and cookies made out of insects.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: ENR2 building on the UA campus, 1064 E. Lowell Street

Cost: Free, but bring money for the vendor fair

Pro tip: Park for free in the Sixth Street Garage. It's closest to the festival.

More info: Click here

💸 Shopping 💸

• Score some cheap art for the house, The Loft Cinema is having their monthly movie poster sale this Saturday, from 8 to 11 a.m. They've got a least 50 movie titles to choose from and each poster is $5.

Upcycle Tucson is celebrating one year in the books with music, hands-on art demonstrations and 50 percent off of all warehouse arts and craft supplies on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Get 30 percent off of all NYX Professional Makeup products at Ulta this weekend.

• It's time to take that one Zumba class this year — select C9 Champion activewear is on sale this week at Target.

🎥 Movies 🎥

Movies at Barrio Hollywood Community Garden

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Finding Nemo

Hang out in Barrio Hollywood's Community Garden for a double feature with drinks and food. They will be screening "Finding Nemo" from 6 to 8 p.m. and "Selena" from 8 to 10 p.m.

Find more information here.

When: Friday, Sept. 29 from 6-10 p.m.

Where: AZ Trees Please, 1315 W. Speedway Blvd.

Cost: $3 for admission, drinks and food

Mean Girls at The Loft

Get in loser, we're going to the movies.

The Loft Cinema is screening "Mean Girls" this weekend as part of their Cult Classics series. Quote your favorite lines from the movie and try not to get mad when someone uses the word "fetch", K? We all know it's not going to happen.

Find more information here.

When: Friday, Sept. 29 and Sunday Sept. 30 at 10 p.m.

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233, E. Speedway Blvd.

Cost: $6 general admission, $5 Loft Members

The AllNite ScreamORama 

Have the spookiest sleepover ever at The Loft Cinema during their AllNite ScreamORama where you can watch a marathon of horror movies into the morning. Don't forget the blankets and pillows. 

Find more information here

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. 

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 East Speedway Blvd.

Cost: $15 in advance, $17 day of and $13 for Loft members

👯 BFF time 👯

Back to school night trivia at Crooked Tooth

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Crooked Tooth Brewing Company

It's time to school your friends and enemies at Crooked Tooth's Brewing Company Back 2 School trivia night as. It's going to feature academic questions ranging from elementary to high school. Prizes will be awarded to the top of the class.

This event is a charity drive for Treasures4 Teachers of Tucson. They will be accepting cash and school supply donations. Find out more about the event here.

When: Thursday, Sept. 28 from 8-10 p.m.

Where: Crooked Tooth Brewing Co., 288 E. 6th Street 

Cost: Event is free to attend

Women Techmakers Tucson's Hackathon 2017

This Monday, June 19, 2017, photo shows fingers on laptop keyboard in North Andover, Mass.

Get techy and learn a bunch of cool new skills at the third annual Woman Techmakers Hackaton.

This two-day event will feature workshops for all skill levels (no programming knowledge required) and you get to work collaboratively on tech-driven projects.  

Find more information here.

When: Starts Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 a.m. and ends Sunday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m.

Where: University of Arizona's Science - Engineering Library, 744 N. Highland Ave.

Cost: Event is free to attend, register here.

Yoga with Mini Meditation Gardens in the Greenhouse

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A colorful field of flowers greets you at Green Things, 3384 E. River Road. 

Find your zen among Green Things' green things with yoga in the garden, a meditation session and miniature meditation garden making.

Get more information here — and if you're into plants and stuff check out this list of upcoming Green Things events.

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Green Things, 3235 E. Allen Road

Cost: Event is free to attend, pay for whatever supplies you use. RSVP here.

Women Who Inspire event at Tucson Hop Shop

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Patrons enjoy the beer patio at Tucson Hop Shop, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd., in the Metal Arts Village in midtown Tucson, Ariz. on Feb. 1, 2017. Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

Hear stories from some of Tucson's top athletes in the world of rock climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, ultrarunning and horseback riding. Let's get empowered people!

Find more information here.

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 6:30-9 p.m.

Where: Tucson Hop Shop, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd.

Cost: Event is free to attend, pay for drinks and food

 

 

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