ūüďöTucson Festival of Booksūüďö

This is a free event for family and friends. Two days of author talks and signings, exhibitors, special visitors, fantastic local performers, parades, shopping and more. Check out this guide to Science City and come say howdy to us at the #ThisIsTucson booth and pick up a t-shirt or a button (we'll be at Booth 453).

Where: Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona mall

When: Saturday, March 10-11, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cost: Event is free

For more information click here.


Storybook Parade at Tucson Festival of Books

Join your favorite storybook characters in the Storybook Parade. Dress up as a storybook character or bring your favorite book. 

Where: UA BookStores, 1209 E. University Blvd.

When: Saturday, March 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend.

For more information click here.


Iconic New Mexico-based hamburger chain Blake's Lotaburger is now open and serving breakfast all day at its newest Tucson location on Craycroft Road. The new location marks the third Blake’s Lotaburger in Tucson, bringing the chain’s award-winning breakfast burritos, green chile cheeseburgers and milkshakes to people throughout the region.

Hours:¬†Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ‚ÄĒ with breakfast all day!

More info here.

Tohono O'odham basketweaver demo, meet and greet

Meet Master Artist Tohono O'odham basketweaver Terrol Dew Johnson, watch him work, and have a chat. Buy directly from the artist.

This is part of Arizona State Museum's Honoring Traditions, Bridging Generations Master Artist Series, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Look for two more artist encounters this season!

Where: Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd. 

When: Friday, March 9, 1-3 p.m.

Cost: Free with museum admission

Click here for more information.

Arizona State Museum open house and culture craft

Visit this event and meet curators, visit laboratories, and tour collections. You'll also get to participate in hands-on activities, benefit sales of Native art and purchase used books. 

Where: Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd. 

When: Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

Click here for more information.

ūüéČFor EveryoneūüéČ

Macrame plant hangers workshop

Learn some basic knots and techniques and leave with your own macrame plant hanger. 

Where: Creative Tribe, 236 S. Scott Ave.

When: Wednesday, March 14, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $55

For more information click here.


Steampunk Jewelry for Teens

Make some 19th century and futuristic jewelry. Teens will use pliers, wire, glue guns, and other tools to make their own unique steampunk-themed art and jewelry. Snacks provided. For teens ages 12-18.

Where: Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.

When: Thursday, March 8, 6-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, ages 12-18

For more information click here.


The Wonder Women Project

This is a bi-weekly self-defense class exclusively for girls 8 and up. 

Where: Tucson's Rising Phoenix Fitness and Defense, 1548 S. Euclid, suite B

When: Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: $10 per girl and $15 for girl and mom (or grandma, aunt, mentor, etc) 

For more information click here.

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk

This one helps raise money to increase awareness and screenings for colon cancer. See what they did there? Pick up your packet Saturday, March 10 from 2-5 p.m. at The Running Shop, 3055 N. Campbell Ave. 

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Cost: Adult: $25, Youth (12 and under): $12, Kids’ Fun Run (10 and under)$12

Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5K

This event takes place just north of Tucson in Oro Valley with a breathtaking scenic course; plenty of aid stations; and every participant receives the ultimate huge finisher's medal and post race refreshments.

Where: Northern Oro Valley, click here for start line location.

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Cost: $40-$115


Stepping Stone Paver Workshop

Learn how to make stepping stones for your home. Bring the kids and friends and make some memories.

Where: Green Things, 3384 E River Rd.

When: Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: $25.00 and includes all supplies 

For more information click here.


10th Annual Tucson Tattoo Expo

Visit the expo and see live tattooing. You will have the chance to see over 80 artists, tattoo contests, graffiti art, fusion art and car/fashion show. 

Where: Hotel Tucson City Center, 475 N. Granada Ave.

When:¬†March 9‚Äď11, 3-7 p.m.

Cost: $10 day pass and $15 for a weekend pass, All tickets sold at the door.

For more information click here.


Worst tattoo contest - free tattoo removal 

Stop by the Oops Booth and get a picture taken of your worst tattoo. The winner will get to choose between full laser tattoo removal/laser fading sessions and a $100 certificate to the artist of their choice for a cover up. 

Where: Hotel Tucson City Center,  475 N. Granada Ave.

When: March 9-11 at 2 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend 

For more information click here.


Ride Free Night!

The Tucson Roadrunners are sponsoring free streetcar rides on Friday's game night.

When: Friday, March 9, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Cost: Free for all passengers visiting the Downtown area and surrounding districts.

For more information, visit www.sunlinkstreetcar.com or call the customer service center at (520) 792-9222


Free Origami for Teens

Go to the library and learn the art of paper folding, otherwise known as origami. For teens 12 and up.

Where: Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. 1st Ave.

When: Monday, March 12, 3-4 p.m.

Cost: Free 

For more information click here.


Yoga for All Body Types

Head over to the library and try out some free yoga.

Where: Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E Tanque Verde Rd.

When: Saturdays, March 10, 17, 24, 10-11:30 a.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.


Beginner yoga series

This class is a four-part beginner series. You get to learn the breakdown of poses, and alignment cues. 

Where: Studio 520, 1240 N. Stone Ave.

When: Saturdays, March 10, 17, 24, 31 at 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Cost: $30/4 classes, register online to save your spot today at Studio 520 

For more information click here.

Prenatal Yoga Series

Each session of the series will have a theme. Themes include: back pain prevention and relief, pelvic floor and hip stability, shoulder tension tamers and yoga for birthing.

Where: Tucson Yoga Studio, 150 S. 4th Ave.

When: Saturdays, March 10, 17, 24, 31, 9:15-10:30 a.m.

Cost: $40/4-week series or $12/drop-in

For more information click here.

Yoga in the Park

Get some fresh air, stretch, sweat and listen to a live DJ.

Where: Gene C. Reid Park, E. 22nd St.

When: Sundays, March 11 and 25, 10-11 a.m.

Cost: Donations are welcome, bring a mat or towel and water.

Questions: call or text Sandra at 520-477-6432 or click here.



Spring Series Pole Dance Workshop 

Beginner class 6-7 p.m. Intermediate (has fitness practice) 7-8:30 p.m. Come and learn the beautiful art of pole dance. Class includes a fun cardio warm-up, strength and flexibility training. 

Where: Cirque Roots, 901 N. 13th Ave.

When: Friday, March 9,16, 23 at 6-9 p.m.

Cost: Beginning class $15 drop in or 4 week workshop $50; intermediate $20 drop in or 4 week workshop $70. Bring shorty shorts to change into for maximum stickiness capacity on the pole. 

For more information click here.

Wine Glass Decorating 

Have some fun and paint your own wine glass and mingle. Bring your own brew and food.

Where: Creative Tribe, 236 S. Scott Ave.

When: Friday March 9, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $5 includes one glass, pens and inspo images.

For more information click here.

Slope Glass Terrarium At Scordato's Pizzeria

Eat some pizza and create a custom terrarium for your home or as a gift.

Where: Scordatos Pizzeria, 4911 N. Stone Ave.

When: Saturday, March 10, 5 p.m.

Cost: $55

For more information click here.


The Graduate

See an Oscar-winner and one of the biggest box office hits to hit the big screen.

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

When: Thursday, March 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $6.75-$10.75

For more information click here.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Don't miss Clint Eastwood in a 1967 award-winning western film.

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

When: Sunday, March 11, 7:30-10:15 p.m.

Cost: $5-$6

For more information click here.

A League Of Their Own

See some badass women play baseball with attitude. You Sly Dog hot dog food truck will be available at 5 p.m.

Where: Casa Video and Casa Film Bar, 2905 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Saturday, March 10, 7-10 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend 

For more information click here.

Rio Bravo - Free Outdoor Screening

The Tucson Desert Art Museum is having a free movie night outside. See a western flick and look up at the stars.Remember to bring your own seating for the movie. Admission to the museum is reduced to $5 per person. 

Where: Tucson Desert Art Museum, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

When: Saturday, March 10, 7-9:30 p.m.

Cost: Free 

For more information click here.


Mosaic Supplies & Wood

Get 50 percent off of all mosaic supplies, glass, bling, tile and more, with your purchase of $10 or more. 

Where: Upcycle Tucson, Inc. 924 W. Grant Rd.

When: Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, free tote bag when you spend $10

For more information click here.

Target - March 4-10- household cleaning sale - Swiffer Sweeper starter kit $11.99, Shark Navigator vacuum $179.99, Room Essentials 6-cube organizer shelf $29.99, Room Essentials 15-pocket hanging closet organizer $9.99 and Sterlite Ultra 2-drawer cart $16.99.

Michaels - March 4-10- Floral Spring sale- All Floral 40% off, all garden collection by Ashland 40% off and all craft storage is 40% off.

Joann Fabrics - March 1-14 - Spring and Easter sale. Stretch twill cotton sportswear $8.99 yard, apparel and home decor trims starting at $0.99 ea/yd and cozy flannel solids and snuggle flannel prints $2.99 yard.

Big Lots - March 3-10 - Furniture and mattress sale. Serta queen matress set for $349, Simmons Crosstown Sofa $299 and Ellabury Living Room Sectional $699.