Max Wingert at Snake & Barrel (Photo by Taylor Noel Photography)

Foodie Events from April 20 – 26: Craft mixology, cannabis & wine

April 19, 2023
By Addie Ibarra
By Addie Ibarra

Wow, our Things to Do section is growing like a weed.

We’ve got some high-ly anticipated foodie events happening this week such as the High in The Desert event, Tucson’s very first cannabis consumption event. To be blunt, we really encourage you to check it out, if you’re into that stuff.

Otherwise, toke it easy and read on! There’s a lot of pot-ential in this week’s foodie happenings.



Thursday, April 20 from 2:30 – 10 p.m.
MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

You’re ganja have a good time.

Tucson’s first cannabis consumption festival is sparking up this 420 at the MSA Annex concert grounds. The synergy between weed, music, and food will come together for a full day of celebration. The music lineup is a mixture of local and regional reggae and hip-hop artists and DJs.

Explore the many sides of cannabis with more samples than you can imagine and get to know the growers and industry brands from our region and beyond.

Tickets can be purchased here. The first 1,000 entrants will receive edibles with their admission.

Tucson Foodie Presents: Batch’s Master Maxology Cocktail Class

Sunday, April 23 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Batch, 118 E. Congress St.

UPDATE: Just one ticket left! Master the art of cocktail making with a two-hour class led by mixologist extraordinaire, Max Wingert. You’ll get a chance to learn and craft four classic cocktails while elevating your stirring and shaking techniques, flavor combinations, bar tool techniques, and more.

Cocktails included:

  • Whiskey Sour
  • Old Fashioned
  • Manhattan
  • Gold Fashioned

Don’t miss out, buy your ticket now.

More cool stuff


Friday, April 21 from 3 – 10 p.m.
MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

Noche de Garibaldi celebrates the music and dance of this year’s Tucson International Mariachi Conference. Students perform while you enjoy an evening of food and fun. Please join and help celebrate the amazing talent of the 2023 Tucson International Mariachi Conference attendees!

Cost: $20 includes admission, mariachi music, Folklorico dance, and food.

For more information, visit


Saturday, April 22 from 3 – 10 p.m.
Westbound, 267 S. Avenida del Convento, #12

The 2nd annual Arizona Wine Walk takes place at Westbound this Saturday. Sample 15 Arizona wines from Callaghan Vineyards, Merkin Vineyards, Caduceus Cellars, Sand-Reckoner, Dos Cabezas, Los Milics, Rune, Brigand, Page Springs Cellars, Deep Sky, & Bodega Pierce!

There is a 2 and a 4 p.m. timed entry in addition to an optional one-hour Masterclass and guided wine tasting hosted by Kent Callaghan of Callaghan Vineyards and Jesse Noble, Vineyard Manager of Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards.

Cost: $45 which includes a tasting book, commemorative wine glass, water bottle, and 15 wine samples. Purchase your ticket today.


Sunday, April 23 from 1 – 3:15 p.m.
Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, 2130 N. Alvernon Way

The Japanese tea ceremony, or chanoyu (translated literally as “hot water for tea”), is a cherished ritual involving the preparation and presentation of powdered green tea in a highly stylized manner.

Learn how tea has been prepared, served, and enjoyed in Japan since the 12th century. There are 2 time slots available: 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 per person (includes Gardens admission). Members of Yume pay only $15. Purchase your tickets here.


Sunday, April 23 from 4 – 8 p.m.
Hacienda del Sol, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.

It’s time for the 17th Annual Argentina Heart & Soul Wine Tasting Event at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch! Join for a memorable evening featuring 24 varietals of Argentinian wine, a regionally-inspired buffet, and live music by Zona Libre.

Cost: $90 per adult including buffet & wine |$70 per adult – buffet only. Tickets are available here.


Sunday, April 23 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
The Moonstone, 930 E. 2nd St.

Join the Moonstone for their School Spirits Dinner highlighting locally sourced whiskeys from Whiskey Del Bac and hosted by Whiskey Del Bac’s owners and co-founders, Stephen and Amanda Paul.

Tasting menu:
All whiskeys will be served neat.

• Whiskey Del Bac Classic paired with Shrimp and Street Corn Salad, mesclun greens, queso fresco, nopales, corn shoots, roasted lemon- prickly pear vinaigrette
• Whiskey Del Bac Dorado paired with Pork Belly Chile Verde, bao bun, avocado crema, pickled onion, cilantro
• Whiskey Del Bac Frontera paired with Beef Birria Onion Soup, telera crustini, Chihuahua cheese
• Whiskey Del Bac Sentinel Rye Whiskey paired with Dark Chocolate-Chipotle Pot De Crème Bunuelo crisps

Cost: $55. Book your experience here.


Tuesday, April 25 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Penelope Pizza, 210 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 3 (inside of Cartel Roasting Co.)

Penelope Woodfired is back at it again with a pasta pop-up. Chef Jared Schwartz and Chef Morgan will be serving up pasta magic. We 100% recommend following Penelope Wood Fired on social media to stay up-to-date on the menu.

The lines go out of the door for these so make sure you get there early to secure your favorite dishes!


Wednesday, April 26 starting at 6 p.m.
The Dutch – DAM Good Food, 5340 E. Broadway Boulevard

I bless the wines down in Africa!

Join The Dutch for their Spring Wine Dinner Series hosted by The Dutch and George Wine Shop. They will be serving five incredible courses, paired with five wines.

  • Amuse: Vetkoek | donut
  • First: Shlada ‘arobiya | cucumber and tomato salad
  • Second: Ta’ameya | Egyptian Falafel
  • Main: “Bunny Chow” with Rice and Grated Carrots | Lamb Curry
  • Dessert: Malva Pudding with Custard Cream

Cost: $87++ Make your reservation here.

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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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