Check out your weekend roundup! You can go to a carnival, moon festival, yoga with dogs, meet mural artists, watch live demos, concerts and more. Don't forget that GLOW starts this weekend. 

Everyone 🎉

Mythological GLOW! A nighttime Art Experience

Experience glowing artwork, multimedia installations, theatrical performances and live music along 10 acres of lighted, high-desert trails. Wear a glowing costume and be part of the celebration. There is a different theme and performance lineup for each of the four evenings this fall. This weekend's theme is "mythological."

Where: GLOW! 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 7–11 p.m.

Cost: $12.86-$75.04, ages 3 and under are free. Only 500 tickets available.

More information here

Puppy fitness classes

Inspired Fitness has teamed up with Pet Partners of Southern Arizona to bring you fitness with a pup-twist. You will learn to improve human health through the human-animal bond with therapy dogs. This unique event will have four special classes, like doga yoga, pup Pilates, sit stay & barre(k) and sculpt sweat and slobber. A portion of signups and memberships will be donated to the Pet Partners of Southern Arizona

Where: Inspired Fitness, 15 E. Pennington

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $22 per class or $50 for all four events.

More information here

Plant Geek Festival + Sale (Sponsored)

Join fellow Plant Geeks, enthusiasts, and appreciators at the Tucson Botanical Gardens with ALL DAY FREE ADMISSION to the gardens. Visit more than a dozen of Tucsons’ best growers and nurseries all in one location. Enjoy local food vendors and live music.

Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way

When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

More info here.

TCC Family Moon Festival Celebration (location updated)

Celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival with your children or grandchildren at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center. Families will enjoy crafts, games, food, stories, a lantern parade and even a visit from the Moon Goddess and Jade Rabbit. Please remember to bring folding chairs and/or blankets to sit on.

Where: Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m.

Cost: TCCC members (18 years old) $10 per person or $50 per family. $15 per person or $75 per family for non members. You must pre pay. Call to register 520-292-6900

More information here

Mooncake Festival

Join the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center and learn how to make mooncakes. There will a be a light lunch, a tea tasting ceremony and mooncakes/molds available for purchase at the event. 

Where: Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road

When:  Saturday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $50-$60, register at 520-292-6900

More information here

Lookout Tucson Jazz Concert 

Go on a date and drink cocktails with your lovey and listen to Cynthia Hilts jazz it up on stage. 

Where: Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, 245 E. Ina Road

When: Thursday, Sept. 12, 5-7 p.m.

Cost: Free concert, cocktail are available for purchase. 

More information here

Friday Night BBQs at the Racquet Club

Cruise over to the Tucson Racquet Club for some tasty BBQ and a dip in the pool. The barbecue pool parties will be available to members and non-members every Friday until the end of September. 

Where: Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club, 4001 N. Country Club Road

When: Friday, Sept. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: Members are free; non-members $5, $2 for ages 13-17, 12 and under free.

More information here

Flame Work with Emilio Santini

Sonoran Glass School is kicking off their new semester with a collaborative demonstration from visiting artist, Emilio Santini. Emilio will be working with the hot shop crew to give you an awesome show.

Where: Sonoran Glass School, 633 W. 18th St.

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: Free 

More information here

Tucson Cars and Coffee

Cruise in for a show of shiny classics and roaring engines. This month features "tuner cars." 

Where: La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 6-9 a.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

Moon Festival Concert

Listen to music by Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Chinese poetry readings and more.

Where: UA Health Sciences Innovation Building, 1670 E. Drachman St.

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 7-9 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information go here.  

ROH Band in Marana

The ROH Band  will be playing classic rock, blues, R&B, funk, originals, and classic hits from the '60s. 

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

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

Bacon, Blues & Brews

Guests will be treated with tasty bacon-themed small plates from 10 local restaurants, live blues, and tastings from local breweries.

Where: Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ, 1801 N. Stone Ave.

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 3-6 p.m.

Cost: $35-$40

More information here

Meet Me at Maynards Mural Walk

Bring your strollers, friends or a well-behaved pup for a colorful walk. Maynards has two different routes mapped out. You can walk/run 1.85 miles and see 13 murals or a 3-mile with 21 murals. 

Where: Maynards Market & Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave.

When: Monday, Sept. 16, 5:15 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

Concert Series at St. Philip's Plaza

Watch the sunset and join P.D. Ronstadt and the Company for some live music in the plaza courtyard. Open for all ages. 

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

When: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7-10 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here


Walkers learn about hunger, the Community Food Bank’s programs and services, and how they can get involved — all while having fun with family and friends. 

Where: Sam Lena Park, 3400 S. Country Club Road

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 7-11 a.m.

Cost: $10-$25, register here

More information here

Grease Sing-Along at the Loft

This sing-along features onscreen lyrics, free Grease goodie bags, a rockin’ Rydell costume contest and a few boss surprises.

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

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 7:30-9:45 p.m.

Cost: $10-$12

More information here

Meet the Muralists

Meet the artists who contributed to Fourth Avenue's Paintstock. Talk and chat  with the artists about their amazing talents. 

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

When: Sunday, Sept. 15, 5-6:30 p.m.

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

More information here

Kids 🎈

Emily and the Ghost Flute: Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Join a fun family experience filled with discovery and storytelling that will entertain, engage and educate young listeners.

Where: Tucson Symphony Orchestra, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.

Cost: $3 at the door

More information here

City of Fun Carnival is set up at Tucson Premium Outlets through Oct. 31.

City of Fun Carnival at Tucson Premium Outlets 

Fall family fun with 12-15 hair-raising rides, three tasty food wagons and six gaming booths. 

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

When: Thursday, Sept. 12, 5-10 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, Sept. 13-15, 4-11 p.m.

Cost: A wristband allows the wearer unlimited rides for $30. Ten tickets for $12 or 20 tickets for $20 — rides cost 2-4 tickets. 

More information here

Preschool Storytime

Preschool-aged kids are curious about everything. Storytime is a perfect way for preschoolers to listen and learn about the questions they ask. Kids will sing familiar songs and join fun activities.

Where: Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road

When: Friday, Sept. 13, 10:30–11:15 a.m.

Cost: Free, ages 3-5

More information here

Bats: Myth and Reality

Dispel myths about bats, replace them with realities and learn interesting facts through hands-on examples. For ages 4 and up. 

Where: Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave.

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2-3 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

Free Screening: Harry and The Hendersons

Watch a family-friendly 80s comedy about a friendly big-foot who makes friends with a local suburban family. Make sure to bring a blanket to sit on. 

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

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to noon

Cost: Free

More information here

Teen Tinker Tuesdays 

Join the library every Tuesday for an afternoon of making weird things and leveling up your DIY skills. This week's workshop is glass bubble magnets. 

Where: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. (101 Space is located in the main library on the second floor)

When: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 3-5 p.m.

Cost: Free, teens only event

More information here

Art after Dark

Mr. Nature will bring his favorite instruments to the Museum, so kids can join in the musical fun, sing along to the songs they love and dance till they drop! 

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

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 5:30-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

BFF 💃 

The Tucson Flea

Bring a friend and shop vendors for vintage, crafts and collectibles. 

Where: Brings Café, 236 S. Scott Ave.

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, but bring some money for shopping.

More information here

Buti yoga is a combination of traditional yoga poses and tribal dance and plyometrics. 

Buti Yoga at Athleta

Bend and stretch with buti yoga at Athleta in the La Encantada mall. A raffle will take place after class as well as shopping with 20 percent off your total purchase.

Where: Athleta, 2905 E. Skyline Drive

When: Sunday, Sept. 15, 8:30-10 a.m.

Cost: Free class, register here

More information here

Mixology Class at The Views Restaurant

Sip on a cocktail and and learn a few thing at The Views Restaurant. Take an interactive class featuring four gin drink demos and recipe cards. Plus, one of the demo drinks will be served to you at the end.

Where: The Views Restaurant, 1555 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

When: Monday, Sept. 16, 4-6 p.m.

Cost: $15, registration required

More information here

Terrariums and Mimosas Workshop

Relax with a little breakfast bubbly and get your hands dirty at Green Things. Learn the process of making a terrarium and then create your own. The only cost to you is the cost of supplies. They will have a selection of terrariums (glass low bowls, fish bowls, cloches, and more) and succulents. Maximum of two drinks per guest.

Where: Green Things, 3384 E. River Road

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to noon

Cost: $5 and up

More information here

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