Welcome to February! If you survived Dry January, cheers to you, and if you didn't, cheers to you anyways!
You may have noticed that the Gem Show is in full swing and you're maybe looking for things to do away from the Downtown area — we've got you covered. One of those events is a magical mystery dinner at midtown's Dante's Fire (keep scrolling for more information on that).
If you are in the Gem Show vicinity and are looking for places to chow down at, we invite you to take a peek at our guide, "Rock on! Where to eat when visiting the 2023 Tucson Gem Show."
Did you know that Spain has over 400 grape varieties? Tap & Bottle will be tasting two of them this Thursday. Enjoy a complimentary, guided wine tasting with in-house wine director, Arielle.
After the tasting, stay for the music! Jillian & The Giants will start up at 8 p.m. Wine and music — a winning combination.
Every 1st Thursday of the month, Café à la C’Art opens for dinner service. They have an ever-changing dinner menu and specials in addition to their regular menu.
In addition to Café à la C’Art being open, the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block offers extended hours and pay-what-you-wish admission from 5 – 8 p.m.
Join Tucson Hop Shop and the Girl Scout Troop 293 for a cookie pairing with Firestone Walker. Hang out afterward and enjoy some funk and soul music from Lonesome Desert.
Brave the Downtown crowds for the one-year anniversary of the Century Room with a special jam session of Century Room regulars!
Hosted by Century Room founder and general manager Arthur Vint, he’ll be inviting up musician friends from the audience including saxophonists Brice Winston, Kevin Ravalette and Eric Nakanishi, trumpeters Morani Sanders and Glendon Gross, pianists Chris Peña, Susan Artemis, and Cynthia Hilts, guitarists Matt Mitchell, Naim Amor and Mike Gellar, bassists Thøger Lund, Colin McIlrath, Lee Gardener and Scott Black, drummers Kenji Lancaster and Pete Swan, and more. It will be quite the party!
Cost: $20 – $30 per person
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The Lantern Festival is the traditional closing of the lunar new year season. For many people, it means a final celebration with family before leaving home again. It also means lanterns, riddles, and sweet sticky rice tangyuan (or yuanxiao) — Seven Cups will have all three this weekend. They will serve snacks of Nian Gao on Saturday and tangyuan on Sunday.
Enjoy a three-course table served haute cuisine dinner while experiencing a never to be forgotten exclusive magical theatrical performance for an extremely limited audience. Your gourmet dinner is prepared by Chef Ken Foy, who was just honored as the winner of the Iron Chef award of Southern Arizona.
The show’s producers are masters of classic Murder Mystery comedy magic shows which combine a live theatrical presentation with a three-course table-served gourmet dinner.
Cost: $49 – $79. Purchase your seat here.
Join Classpop! at MotoSonora for “Make a Sweet and Savory Sunday Brunch” with Chef Linda and learn how to craft amazing food. No cooking experience necessary: feel free to sit back and watch or get hands-on.
Cost: $55. To purchase your ticket, click here.
Grab a delicious vegan meal and maybe make a new friend. This is a casual dinner and conversation meetup, open to everyone (bring your friends). Tables are reserved along the wall to the left.
Cost: Free. Though, please RSVP here.
Cost: $85 per person. Reserve your ticket here.
Addie Ibarra, native Tucsonan, is a fierce lover of adventure, travels, and food. Addie has her Masters in Legal Studies...