Check out the free concerts, movies, Mother's Day events and quirky (Chicken Poop Bingo?) things to do this weekend. 

Everyone 🎉

Art after Dark

The Children's Museum and University of Arizona Poetry Center Kids are teaming up to help kids explore creative writing. Kids will have the opportunity to write their own poetry using typewriters, listen to stories and join a poetry slam.

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

When: Saturday, May 11, 5:30-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

Fit Fest at Reid Park

Get pumped for a multi-dimensional fitness event. Check out the wide range of fitness programs and visit a variety of vendors. Licensed and certified fitness instructors from all over the state will showcase piyo, turbo kick, pound, boot camps, Silver Sneakers, zumba, body combat, mixed fit, tabata and yoga. The zoo will also have beer, wine and margaritas available for purchase.

Where: Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Ct.

When: Saturday, May 11, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: Pre-sale tickets $15 for adults and $5 for children (ages 5-13).

Zoo Members get $3 off adult admission. $20 for adults at the door. 

More information here

Spend some time with the Tucson Botanical Gardens' magical butterflies before May 30 (Sponsored)

Butterfly Magic is a fully immersive experience that surrounds you with rare live butterflies, tropical plants and orchids in bloom. Butterfly Magic is located inside the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion greenhouse. With a constantly changing and growing display, and new varieties of Butterflies being added regularly, Butterfly Magic is never the same experience twice!

When: Open every day until May 30. The exhibit will reopen in October.

Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way

Cost: Included with regular admission.

Find more info here.

Chicken Poop Bingo

Join Tucson Village Farm and the Tucson Hop Shop as they launch their first-ever Chicken Poop Bingo night in support of outdoor education for summer camp. Check out this one-of-a-kind bingo board, two celebrity hens, raffles, pizza and hand-crafted Italian sodas. If the chicken "chooses" your number, you'll win a chance to draw a random prize. 

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

When: Sunday, May 12, 3-8 p.m.

Cost: $3 and up.

More information here

Tucson Zine Fest 

The show features independent comic book creators, zine makers, oddball artists, small comic and zine distributors from the Old Pueblo and around the world.

Where: 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave.

When: Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend.

More information here

FoMP! Friend of Make Pretends Comedy Show

This show is geared for kids, so they can be part of the show and team up with experienced improvisers. Everyone will get a good giggle as they make up hilarious stories on the spot. 

Where: Tucson Improv Movement, 414 E. Ninth St.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person or $20 per family (6 or fewer).

More information here

Teacher Appreciation Night at UA Baseball

Tucson Values Teachers is offering free tickets for teacher appreciation week. Arizona Athletics is proud to offer discounted tickets for family and friends, so everyone can go.

When: Friday, May 10, 7-10 p.m.

Cost: Teachers tickets are free, additional are $4 each and can be purchased here, enter promo code BBTEACHERS2019

More information here

💃🏻Mother's Day Events💐

Mother's Day Wildflower Plant Sale

Instead of bringing mom flowers, take mom to the flowers. Native Seeds will have an assortment of warm season wildflowers and native plants. After, visit the local food room where you will find spicy chocolate, local honey, heirloom beans and  more.

Where: Native Seeds SEARCH, 3061 N. Campbell Ave.

When: Friday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for shopping.

More information here

Marana Mother's Day 5K & 1/2 Mile Fun Run

It's time to celebrate the healthy way. Take a run for fun in Marana and enjoy the festivities, like the inflatable obstacle course at the finish line.

Where: Gladden Farms Community Park, 12205 N. Tangerine Farms Rd.

When: Saturday, May 11, 6-10:30 a.m.

Cost: $5-$25, register here.

More information here

Mother’s Day for Women and Girls at Old Tucson

Old Tucson is celebrating moms all weekend long. Gals and girls of all ages get in free and all moms receive a free carnation (while supplies last). You can treat your mom to wine tastings with fudge pairings on Sunday only for $25 or maybe you can win the spa package at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa. 

Where: Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road

When: Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free admission for women and girls. 

More information here

Mamma Mia Sing-A-Long

Meryl is calling all moms to The Loft for a good time. Listen to the music of ABBA at Mamma Mia, featuring onscreen lyrics so you can sing and laugh with your mom on her special day. Enjoy pre-show ABBA music videos and complimentary fun packs filled with props and surprises to use throughout the movie. Prizes will be awarded to the best ABBA-inspired outfits.

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

When: Sunday, May 12, 2-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $10-$12, margaritas are available for purchase at the snack bar. 

More information here

Mother's Day Yoga

Shh, don't tell anybody and sneak out of the house and get some time to yourself. Barefoot Studio will be yoga ready to make your Mother's Day a relaxing one. 

Where: Barefoot Studio, 7352 N. Oracle Road

When: Sunday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: $5, bring your mat. 

More information here

Family Day at TMA: Mother's Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the museum with family-friendly activities, a concert at 10 a.m. by the Foothills Jazz Combo, and a performance by Hawkinsdance at 1 p.m. Activities include, photo booth, craft frames, paper flowers and a necklace making station.

Where:  Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 N. Main Ave.

When: Sunday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free 

More information here

Mother's Day Mile

This is a 1-mile race open for all moms/dads where the idea is for parents and children to run and cross the finish line together. All women will receive a special finisher's prize.

Where: Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way

When: Sunday, May 12, 7 a.m.

Cost: $10-$32, ages 10 and under are free. 

More information here


OnesAll Band in Oro Valley

Listen to a funky family of musicians and rock the night away with family and friends. The band plays original material, and also pays tribute to great bands/artists like Toto, Heart, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Chaka Kahn, Michael Jackson and more. 

Where: Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road

When: Thursday, May 9, 6-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free, but remember to bring your chairs. 

More information here

Jazz concert at Main Gate Square

Listen to three vocalists combine their talents to bring you the sweet sound of harmonized jazz. Triple Threat features the iconic voices of Kathryn Burns, Crystal Stark and Julie Ann. 

Where: Main Gate Square, 814 E. University Blvd.

When: Friday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free, validated parking in Tyndall Garage after 5 p.m.

More information here

Tucson Premium Outlets Concert

Freddy Parish will be performing original songs and tunes in a neo-traditional folk and country style. 

Where: Tucson Premium Outlets, 6401 W. Marana Center Blvd.

When: Saturday, May 11, 5-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

Udall Park Concerts

Enjoy a cool evening under the stars while you listen to music played by Arizona Symphonic Winds. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

Where: Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road

When: Saturday, May 11, 7-9:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

Music Under the Stars

Tucson Pops Orchestra is hosting an outdoor concert with Tucson Boys Chorus and Irish dancers. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, your family, friends and listen to beautiful music under the stars.

Where: Demeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way

When: Sunday, May 12, 7-9:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

BFF 💃🏻

Ladies' Night Out at Catalina Brewing Company

Take a friend and visit a outdoor shopping event. The evening will be filled with live music, food, tasty brews and 20 vendors.

Where: Catalina Brewing Company, 6918 N. Camino Martin, #120

When: Saturday, May 11, 5-8 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money to buy your mom something. 

More information here

Mercado Flea

Shop the best vintage, antique and collectibles market with your friends and go to lunch at the same time. 

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

When: Sunday, May 12, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for shopping. 

Women's Rally

Harley-Davidson of Tucson wants to celebrate female riders out there with a Women’s Rally. Ladies will enjoy live music, free food, information stations, raffles and everyone that RSVPs gets a free gift bag. Plus, 15% off all purses, ladies belts, ladies ball caps and jewelry. 

Where: Harley-Davidson of Tucson, 7355 N. I-10 Frontage Road

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

Cost: Free

More information here


Game of Thrones at Sky Bar 

The Sky Bar is breaking in their new 4K HD projectors with the final season of Game of Thrones. Drink specials will be available for purchase and don't forget your free popcorn too. 

Where:  Sky Bar Tucson, 536 N. Fourth Ave.

When: Sunday, May 12, 4:30-9 p.m.  

Cost: Free, guests under 21 must have legal guardian present.

More information here

The Muppets

Kids will love this hilarious film starring our old-school faves Kermit and the gang. Pre-show activities will be hosted by Mildred & Dildred Toy Store starting at 9:15 a.m.

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

When: Saturday, May 11, 10-11:45 a.m.

Cost: Free

More information here