FESTIVAL AND ACTIVITIES
Meatloaf Dinner — McCulloch-Wagner American Legion Post 109, 15921 S. Houghton Road, Corona de Tucson. A full course meatloaf dinner, price includes dessert and beverage. Proceeds benefit community and veterans. 5-7 p.m. April 27. $9. 762-5652.
An Evening with Janos: Celebrating Tucson's Culinary Master — The Carriage House, 125 S. Arizona Ave. Celebrating Tucson chef, Janos Wilder and his 25 plus year commitment to the Tucson culinary and non-profit scene. A selection of Tucson's local chefs who have worked alongside or draw inspiration from Janos collaborate on this heritage dinner. 6-9:30 p.m. April 27. $150. 545-0577. agaveheritagefestival.com.
El Tambó Fest 2018 Night One — Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Five cumbia bands from across the US-Mexico borderlands meet in Tucson to play together for the first time. Two stages host discussion, rhythm, and dancing. Buy Tickets at: agaveheritagefestival.com/all-events/2018/4/27/el-tambo-fest-night-one. 6-11:45 p.m. April 27. $15. 622-8848. agaveheritagefestival.com.
Spring Wine Tasting: New World Reds from the Northwest — Maynards Market & Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave. Ages 21 and up. 6-8 p.m. April 27. $10. 545-0577. maynardstucson.com.
Agave Roasting and Tasting — Mission Garden: Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace, 946 W. Mission Lane. Celebrate the opening of the agave roasting pit and taste roasted agave fresh from the earth oven. 5-8 p.m. April 28. $45. 971-2385. tucsonsbirthplace.org.
Agave Fiesta — Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Over 30 agave spirits, an agave cocktail showdown, and an Agave 101 Seminar. Live music, agave spirit tastings, agave art, and other goods produced or inspired by the agave plant. Ages 21 and up. 6-9 p.m. April 28. $45. 622-8848. agaveheritagefestival.com.
Avicultural Society of Tucson Bird Expo — Grand Luxe Hotel, 1365 W. Grant Road. Vendors selling birds and supplies, plus raffles and free help from experienced aviculturalists. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29. $5. 822-7999. astbirdclub.org.
Mini Psychc Fair — Church of Mankind, 1231 S. Van Buren Ave. Variety of readings. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 29. $20 for 15 minute reading. 461-2910.
Tails and Ales — Barrio Brewing Co., 800 E. 16th St. Join the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and the Tucson Roller Derby Girls for the biannual dog wash. Raffle, food, and vendors selling everything from dog products to jewelry. Tickets are per dog, not per human. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29. $15. 321-3704. facebook.com.
Bacanora: Spirit of the Sonoran Desert: Agave Heritage Festival — Exo Bar, 403 N. Sixth Ave. Learn about the sustainability and the future of agave while sampling Bacanora and other mezcals and audio/visual presentation showcasing the traditions, culture, and makers of Sonoran mezcals. 21 and up. 6-7 p.m. April 30. $20. 622-8848. agaveheritagefestival.com.
Pulque and Barrio Bread: Agave Heritage Festival — Sidecar, 139 S. Eastbourne. Agave cocktails, Barrio Bread with agave-infused dipping sauces. 6-7 p.m. May 2. $40. 622-8848. agaveheritagefestival.com.
Agave Heritage Dinner — Hotel Congress, Copper Hall, 311 E. Congress St. Elizabeth Johnson and Brian Smith with Sonoran heritage cuisine with collaborative dinner. 21 and up. 6-9 p.m. May 4. $95. 622-8848. agaveheritagefestival.com.