Daniel Yak and Em Bell enjoyed a meal in late June 2020 on the Hotel Congress patio.

This list of things to do around the Tucson area includes events by local businesses and organizations including markets, music and more.

Things change quickly these days, so check for the latest information. Links are included with every activity listed.

MotoSonora Brewery, located at 1015 S. Park Ave.

Little Cat Performance at Crooked Tooth

Celebrate the first week of the New Year with a live performance from Little Cat and ice-cold brews at Crooked Tooth.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 5, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Crooked Tooth Brewing Co., 228 E. Sixth St.

Cost: Free to attend, brews available for purchase

Visit the event page for more information.

Free First Thursday at Tucson Museum of Art

Join TMA as they introduce the opening of Olivier Mosset's ice sculpture Ice II. This event will feature music, art-making, interactive experiences and a bar serving beer and wine.

When: Thursday, Jan. 6, 5-8 p.m.

Where: Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 200 W. Alameda St.

Cost: Free, registration required

Visit the event page for more information.


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Discovery Night at Children's Museum Tucson

Discovery Night includes bilingual story time, interactive pop-up science experiments and art projects, plus access to the rest of the museum's exhibits.

When: Thursday, Jan. 6, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave.

Cost: Free

Visit the event page for more information.

Gather January Market

Shop for unique treasures at this four-day event. At this shopping event, you can stuff your cars and totes with vintage, antiques and creative finds.

When: Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 6-8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Yes And... Let's Do Improv!

Join Valley of the Moon Tucson every first Thursday of every month for improv in their enchanted gardens.

When: Thursday, Jan. 6, 6-7 p.m.

Where: Valley of the Moon Tucson, 2544 E. Allen Road

Cost: Free, donations appreciated

Visit the event page for more information.

The large Tiki head at the entrance of The Hut, 305 N. Fourth Ave., wears a mask on April 5, 2020.

Live music at The Hut

Visit The Hut for live music performed by Elevenacity.

When: Thursday, Jan. 6, 6-9 p.m.

Where: The Hut, 305 N. Fourth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit The Hut's event page for more information.

Tucson International Jewish Film Festival

This film festival features more than two dozen films and shorts that "inspire Jewish values, life and learning."

When: Jan. 6 through Feb. 20

Where: Virtual

Cost: Individual tickets are $12, passes are $120 and include access to 12 films, a mini series and six shorts

Visit the website for more information. 

Panic Station at Eddie's Cocktails

Hang out with your friends and have some drinks while you jam to vocals and beats from Panic Station.

When: Friday, Jan. 7, 8 p.m. to midnight

Where: Eddie's Cocktails, 8150 E. 22nd St.

Cost: Free to attend, drinks available for purchase

Visit the event page for more information.

Flipside at The Maverick

Flipside will be performing live at The Maverick. Plus, don't miss DJ Porkchop playing the best spins and drinks at the bar all night long.  

When: Friday, Jan. 7, 9 p.m.

Where: The Maverick, 6622 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: $5 cover after 8 p.m.

Visit the event page for more information.

Cat trivia night

Test your knowledge on all things cats at this cat-themed trivia night — surrounded by El Jefe Cat Lounge's cats! This event is for adults only, and if you're 21 and over, you can bring your own drinks.

When: Friday, Jan. 7, 7-8 p.m.

Where: El Jefe Cat Lounge, 3025 N. Campbell Ave.

Cost: $15

Visit the website for more information.

A group from Prince Elementary School walks along the Cañada del Oro Christina Taylor Green Memorial River Park trail during the Beyond Tucson Stroll and Roll event at Christina-Taylor Green Linear Park, on Jan. 11, 2020.

Beyond Tucson Annual Week of Events

Beyond Tucson will start their annual outdoor events this Saturday. Friends and family can register for free outdoor events such as hikes, fun runs, bike rides, scavenger hunts and outdoor dance experiences.

When: Jan. 8-15. See the schedule

Where: Locations vary

Cost: Free, registration required

Visit the event page for more information.

Art After Dark

Children's Museum Tucson is hosting dance theater Safos for its monthly Art After Dark event, which will include hands-on activities, dance films and performances. Enjoy half-priced admission to the museum during the event!

When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave.

Cost: $4.50

Visit the event page for more information.

Yoga at Mission Garden

Visit Mission Garden for a standing yoga class in the gardens with instructor Coco Bopp.

When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 8:30-9:15 a.m.

Where: Mission Garden, 946 W. Mission Lane

Cost: By donation, $5 minimum suggested

Visit the event page for more information.

Broken pottery workshop

Spend your Saturday morning with Green Things, learning how to transform your broken pottery into a work of art. Bring your broken pots from home or purchase broken pottery from Green Things at a reduced price. Plants used for the class will also be available to buy.

When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 10-11 a.m.

Where: Green Things, 3384 E. River Road

Cost: $5, reservations required by calling 520-299-9471. Fee covers soil and instruction 

Visit the event page for more information.

Electric Feel 12-Year Anniversary

Stay up late on the dance floor with underground DJs at 191 Toole. The lineup will include Alex Kinney, Chris Miranda, Shelby Athouguia and Toby Roberts.

When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Where: 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, donations suggested

Visit the event page for more information.

Taiko Drumming at Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson

Experience the ancient art of Japanese drumming with a live performance by Ken Koshio.

When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 5-6 p.m.

Where: Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, 2130 N. Alvernon Way 

Cost: $10-$25

Visit the event page for more information.

Crafting under the trees at Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley.

Second Saturday at Steam Pump Ranch

Visit the Steam Pump Ranch and shop for unique handcrafted products, watch gardening and archaeological demonstrations by Archaeology Southwest, plus enjoy live music, kid crafts and a farmers market.

When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Live music at MotoSonora

Visit MotoSonora Brewing Company every Saturday for evenings of live music. Check out the schedule here.

When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 7-9 p.m.

Where: MotoSonora Brewing Company, 1015 S. Park Ave.

Cost: Free, bring money for drinks

Visit the event page for more information.

Foothills Happy Hour Market

Visit this market at the Foothills Mall for trinkets, live music, market mocktails, baked goods and a variety of Tucson artists.

When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the website for more information.

Whiskey Treats at AZ Hops and Vines

Visit the winery for live music from Whiskey Treats. 

When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 1-4 p.m.

Where: AZ Hops and Vines, 3450 AZ-82, Sonoita

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for wine

Visit the event page for more information. 

Cars and Coffee

Kick off 2022 with a free, casual car meet. Attendees will also get coffee and see some roaring beauties. Tuner cars will be featured this weekend. 

When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 7-10 a.m.

Where: Lowe's Home Improvement, 4075 W. Ina Road

Cost: Free

Visit the event page for more information.

Mimosas, Music and Market 

Shop for handmade, handcrafted, homegrown and home-baked products at St. Philip's Plaza.

When: Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 8-9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: St. Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for shopping

Visit the St. Philip's Plaza event page for more information.

Find Monterey Court at 505 W. Miracle Mile.

Giant Blue Performance

Listen to some rhythmic blues in a fun atmosphere at Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe. Face masks are required at this event.

When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile 

Cost: $10

Visit the event page for more information.

Goat Yoga at Udall Park

Stretch out at this furry-hoofed yoga class at the park with enchanted goats. Remember to bring water and a mat!

When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 9 a.m.

Where: Morris K. Udall Regional Park, 7290 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: $25, registration required

Visit the GOT Yoga Goats of Tucson event page for more information.

January Art Walk at The Steinfeld

Walk a new exhibit at the Steinfeld Gallery. This event will have music by In-Rave, food by Natural Mente, open artist studios, free parking and free admission.

When: Saturday, Jan 8, 4-9 p.m.

Where: Steinfeld Warehouse, 101 W. Sixth St.

Cost: Free

Visit the event page for more information.

Mercado Flea

This open-air market features more than 40 vendors with vintage, used and collectible items. 

When: Sunday, Jan. 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida S. Convento

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Judah Barr, 4, watches while Joaquin, Reid Park Zoo's new Andean Bear, walks past the glass at Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Ct., in Tucson, Ariz. on Oct. 19th, 2021. 

Careers at a zoo

Students in seventh grade and up can attend this interactive workshop to learn about all the careers that keep Reid Park Zoo running, plus other wildlife careers. Masks are required at this event.

When: Sunday, Jan. 9, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Court

Cost: Free, registration required

Visit the website for more information and to sign up.

Hotel Congress Cookout

Drive downtown and rock out with Black Cat Bones on the patio with drinks and tasty bites at Hotel Congress.

When: Sunday, Jan. 9, 4-7 p.m.

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

Cost: $5 at the door

Visit the event page for more information.

Cat yoga

Enjoy yoga at El Jefe Cat Lounge surrounded by cats!

When: Sunday, Jan. 9, 10-11 a.m.

Where: El Jefe Cat Lounge, 3025 N. Campbell Ave.

Cost: $18

Visit the event page for more information.

Live patio music at Three Canyon Beer and Wine Garden

End your weekend with a live performance from Final Approach at Three Canyon.

When: Sunday, Jan. 9, 5-8 p.m.

Where: Three Canyon Beer and Wine Garden, 4999 N. Sabino Canyon Road

Cost: Reservations required

Visit the event page for more information.


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