You’re going to wish that you could clone yourself to attend all of the events happening this week and into the weekend. Bid farewell to the Chinese Chorizo festival, work on your fitness at various beer yoga events, learn about native plants, and kick off Day of the Dead with bread.
Also, don’t forget to can check out our Events Directory for a full list of Foodie events happening this week and other upcoming things to do.
If we tried to list all the spooktacular events happening this weekend, you’d never get to the other stuff, so instead, we’ve created its own article, “Halloween 2022: Spooky food & beverage-themed events in Tucson.” We’ll update the list as even more ghoulish events pop up.
TUCSON CHINESE CHORIZO FESTIVAL
Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30
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This is your last weekend to try some of the chorizo goodness you’ve been hearing about.
This weekend, savor dishes from the following restaurants:
- The Coronet
- Forbes Meat Company
- Tito & Pep
- Trans Fats
- Tucson Tamale market
For the full lineup and more information, check out our spicy article, “Tucson Chinese Chorizo Festival.”
WINE & JAZZ AT SIMON HAZEL CELLARS
Friday, October 28 from 6 – 8 p.m.
6960 E. Sunrise Dr. Suite 160
Join Simon Hazel Cellars for an awesome night of wine and jazz! Featuring live music by Duo Vibrato, complimentary appetizers, and some of the best wine from the Pacific Northwest, you won’t want to miss the best happy hour in the Tucson Foothills.
EDIBLE & MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE SONORAN DESERT: TUCSON AREA
Saturday, October 29 from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Santa Rita Mountains
Join this Saturday morning expedition to learn about a wide variety of useful plants (both common and obscure) found growing in the spectacular wild lands found just outside the city limits.
Topics to be covered during the class include:
- field botany/plant I.D
- plant family characteristics
- legal-ethical harvesting/processing/preparation methods
- edible/medicinal/utilitarian uses
- regional ethnobotany
- plant toxicology (plus tips on how to avoid poisonous look-alike species)
- natural history
- plant conservation and at-risk species
- sampling of a variety of wild edible and medicinal plant preparations
This class should prove to be insightful and rewarding for anyone interested in learning more about the flora of this unique bioregion. Cost: $50. Learn more about it here.
BEER YOGA EVENTS
Saturday & Sunday, at 10 & 10:30 a.m.
Crooked Tooth Brewing · Borderlands Brewing · Pueblo Vida Brewing
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Get bendy with some of our favorite breweries this and every weekend! Borderlands Brewing and Crooked Tooth Brewing host Saturday morning yoga sessions at 10 and 10:30 a.m. that end in a rewarding beer afterward.
If you can’t make it Saturday, join Pueblo Vida Brewing on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.
O’ODHAM FARMERS MARKET
Saturday, October 29 from 12 – 4 p.m.
San Xavier Co-Op Farm, 8100 S. Oidak Wog
Join the San Xavier Coop Farm for a special O’odham Farmers Market. There will be food vendors, a cooking competition, a Halloween costume contest, and more.
CAPS & CORKS ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Saturday, October 29 at 12 p.m.
Caps & Corks, 3830 W. River Rd. Suite 100
Cheers to four years! Join Caps & Corks as they celebrate their fourth birthday. The celebration will include collaboration releases, multiple food trucks, and music.
PLANT-BASED JUNK FOOD IN TUCSON
Saturday, October 29 from 1 – 5 p.m.
Tap & Bottle Downtown, 403 N. Sixth Ave. Suite 135
Join Vuture Food for some of the best vegan comfort food around. They’ll be bringing out their very popular Crispy Chik’n Sandwiches and loaded fries. They cook all of their items in oil that contains soy and they are entirely nut-free. All of their loaded fries are made with GF ingredients and their patties are made from a combination of soy, wheat, and peas.
The menu will be posted on Saturday morning. Follow their event page here to stay up-to-date.
SUNSET SUPPER AT TUCSON VILLAGE FARM
Saturday, October 29 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.
Enjoy a fabulous “Sunset Dinner” with the 4H Healthy Living Ambassadors serving up an amazing four-course farm-to-table dinner under the supervision of renowned chef Bruce Yim. While dining, you get to feast your eyes upon the best view of the Catalinas in Tucson at sunset. Expect it to be magical!
Cost: $50 all-inclusive, from mocktail to dessert.
‘DAY OF THE BREAD’ AT THE MONICA
Tuesday, November 1 from 6 – 9 p.m.
40 E. Congress St.
The first annual “Day of the Bread” event will take place on the same day as the Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. This bread bazaar will feature fresh-from-the-oven delights created by baker extraordinaire, Don Guerra of Barrio Bread, chef Carlotta Flores from Si Charro! concepts, chef Danny Perez’s team at The Monica, and other Si Charro! chefs.
Cost: Tickets are $50 per person and include signature cocktail tastings, plentiful samplings of bread, and unique recipes presented by the participating chefs.
For more information, check out our article: The Monica & Barrio Bread team up for a ‘Day of the Bread’ celebration