(Photo courtesy of Baja Beer Festival)

Foodie Events from March 30 – April 5: A beer fest, murder mystery & mezcal for a cause


March 29, 2023
By Addie Ibarra
By Addie Ibarra

Wowee, it’s April already! A new month brings plenty of new opportunities for things to do. From seed swapping to crime solving, there are plenty of exciting events happening in Tucson that you won’t want to miss.

Don’t forget, this is only a snippet of things to do in Tucson (and surrounding areas). For a complete calendar of events, check out our Things to Do section on our website.

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BAJA BEER FEST

Saturday, April 1 from noon – 5 p.m.
Armory Park, 222 S. Fifth Ave

The 7th annual Baja Beer Festival is back on Saturday, April 1 at Armory Park with over 30 breweries!
The intimate setting of Armory Park is perfect for this beer festival — sample beers from Arizona’s best breweries, and food (for purchase) from the region’s most talented chefs.

Read more about it here and purchase your tickets soon!

MARY TAYLOR WINE DINNER WITH NATURAL WINE CO.

Sunday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Blue Front, 110 E. Congress St.
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Join Pearly Baker Fermentables for a Mary Taylor Wine Dinner with Natural Wine Co. The menu features Blue Front’s greatest hits paired with carefully curated wine selections from the Mary Taylor Wine portfolio.

As a reminder, Foodie 500 members can receive $50 off this dinner!

More cool stuff

BEER TASTING DINNER FEATURING STONE BREWING CO.

Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m.
Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ, 1801 N. Stone Ave.

Join Brother John’s for this year’s first installment of their monthly pairing dinners. This month will feature Stone Brewing Co. Check out what Chef Patrick Vezino and the Brother John’s Pit crew have created for their 4-course dinner to pair with 4 amazing brews from Stone Brewing.

Cost: $65 inclusive of tax and gratuity. Limited seating available, pre-purchase while supplies last.

CRISOL BAR MEZCAL TASTING BENEFITING BORDERLANDS RESTORATION NETWORK

Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m.
Crisol Bar, 196 W. Simpson St.
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Come get spellbound and learn about mezcal in the desert vibes at the eclectic Crisol Bar tucked in the historic Barrio Viejo in Tucson. Proceeds from this mezcal tasting will benefit Borderlands Restoration Network’s AZ Gives Day campaign.

Cost: Tastings are $30 per person per flight of four and will support BRN’s mission to rebuild healthy ecosystems, restore habitat for plants and wildlife, and reconnect our border communities to the land through shared learning.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER

Friday, March 31 at 6 p.m.
Savoy Opera House, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd., #13

Grab your pardner and come solve Tucson’s biggest mystery! Who done shot the sheriff?

The Savoy Opera House at Trail Dust Town proudly presents a Murder Mystery Dinner, performed by the villainous, world-famous Murder Ink Productions. This interactive event will be the rootinest, tootinest best time that you’ll ever have.

Cost: $65 which includes dinner and the show. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today!

GROWER’S BAZAAR & SEED SWAP

Saturday, April 1 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Moroso Medical Center, 2231 S. 4th Ave.
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Meet local growers, learn about soils, exchange seeds, and eat yummy food from Cow Pig.

The first 30 people get a pot, soil, seed, and a clone.

Cost: 100% of the $10 suggested donation goes to Flowers & Bullets as they rebuild and reorganize after the major fire.

CANINE CARNIVAL BENEFITTING CODY’S FRIENDS

Saturday, April 1 from 3 – 6 p.m.
HighWire Tucson, 30 S. Arizona Ave.

Join HighWire for a carnival supporting pet-friendly, non-profit organizations in their efforts to rescue, save and promote the humane treatment of our furry friends. There will be local vendors, specialty cocktails, and more.

They’ll also be collecting pet food for Cody’s Friends.

COCKTAIL CLASS AT THE MOONSTONE

Wednesday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m.
The Moonstone, 930 E. 2nd St.

Learn to create some of The Moonstone’s iconic cocktails: Moonstone’s Desert Rose and a classic Old Fashioned.

One of The Moonstone’s head mixologists will lead you in a step-by-step creation of two iconic cocktails on their Southwestern-inspired menu. This class is for guests of all ages, and is sure to make you a hit at your next soiree!

Cost: $35. Limited spots are available, purchase your ticket now.

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Addie Ibarra, native Tucsonan, is a fierce lover of adventure, travels, and food. Addie has her Masters in Legal Studies and hopes to one day apply that towards helping people (and animals) around the globe, while traveling and tasting along...

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