Tucson

For a city of its size, Tucson is abuzz with cultural activity. It's one of only 14 cities in the United States with a symphony as well as opera, theater, and ballet companies. Wintertime, when Tucson's population swells with vacationers, is the high season, but the arts are alive and well year-round. The low cost of Tucson's cu
For a city of its size, Tucson is abuzz with cultural activity. It's one of only 14 cities in the United States with a symphony as well as opera, theater, and ballet companies. Wintertime, when Tucson's population swells with vacationers, is the high season, but the art
For a city of its size, Tucson is abuzz with cultural activity. It's one of only 14 cities in the United States with a s

For a city of its size, Tucson is abuzz with cultural activity. It's one of only 14 cities in the United States with a symphony as well as opera, theater, and ballet companies. Wintertime, when Tucson's population swells with vacationers, is the high season, but the arts are alive and well year-round. The low cost of Tucson's cultural events comes as a pleasant surprise to those accustomed to paying East or West Coast prices: concert tickets are as little as $20 for some performances, and touring Broadway musicals can often be seen for $35. Parking is plentiful and frequently free.

The free Tucson Weekly (www.tucsonweekly.com) and the "Caliente" section of the Arizona Daily Star (www.azstarnet.com) both hit the stands on Thursday, and have listings of what's going on in town.

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  • 1. 4th Avenue Street Fair

    Festivals

    Feeling casual and eclectic? Hit Tucson's 4th Avenue Street Fair, usually held in May and in December, where you can buy hand-crafted wares...Read More

  • 2. Arizona Friends of Chamber Music

    Downtown | Music

    A Wednesday-night chamber-music series is hosted by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music at the Leo Rich Theater in the Tucson Convention Center...Read More

  • 3. Arizona Opera Company

    Downtown | Music

    This Phoenix-based company puts on five major productions each year at the Tucson Convention Center's Music Hall. ...Read More

  • 4. Arizona Repertory Theatre

    University | Theater

    Performances by students occur throughout the academic year on campus at this University of Arizona theater. ...Read More

  • 5. Arizona Symphonic Winds

    Music

    In winter the Arizona Symphonic Winds performs a series of free indoor concerts and then goes outdoors with a spring–summer concert schedule...Read More

  • 6. Arizona Theatre Company

    Downtown | Theater

    From September through May, Arizona's state theater performs classical pieces, contemporary drama, and musical comedy at the historic Temple...Read More

  • 7. Borderlands Theater

    Downtown | Theater

    This company presents new plays about Southwest border issues—often multicultural and bilingual—at venues throughout Tucson, usually from October...Read More

  • 8. Centennial Hall

    University | Arts Centers

    Dance, music, and other performances take place at the University of Arizona's Centennial Hall. The UA Presents series is held here during the...Read More

  • 9. Fox Tucson Theatre

    Downtown | Music

    A refurbished old movie palace, the art deco Fox Theatre hosts film festivals and mostly folk-rock concerts. ...Read More

  • 10. Gaslight Theatre

    Eastside | Theater

    Children of all ages love the clever, original melodramas at the Gaslight Theatre, where hissing at the villain and cheering the hero are part...Read More

  • 11. Invisible Theatre

    Central | Theater

    Contemporary plays and musicals are presented in an intimate 80-seat theater by this highly regarded nonprofit company. ...Read More

  • 12. Rialto Theatre

    Downtown | Music

    One of Tucson's hottest venues, the Rialto Theatre, once a silent-movie theater, now reverberates with the sounds of hard rock, jazz, folk,...Read More

  • 13. Tucson Convention Center

    Downtown | Arts Centers

    Much of the city's cultural activity, including opera, touring Broadway shows, and Tucson Symphony concerts, takes place at the Tucson Convention...Read More

  • 14. Tucson Jazz Society

    Music

    The small but vibrant jazz scene in Tucson encompasses everything from afternoon jam sessions in the park to Sunday jazz brunches at resorts...Read More

  • 15. Tucson Originals World Margarita Championship

    Festivals

    In October, Tucson Originals, a group of independent local restuarants, hosts the World Margarita Championship. Sample foods, wines, and killer...Read More

  • 16. Tucson Poetry Festival

    Festivals

    The first weekend in April brings the Tucson Poetry Festival and its four days of readings and related events, including workshops, panel discussions...Read More

  • 17. Tucson Pops Orchestra

    Music

    In May, June, and September the Tucson Pops Orchestra gives free concerts on Sunday evenings at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in...Read More

  • 18. Tucson Symphony Orchestra

    Downtown | Music

    Part of Tuscon's cultural scene since 1929, this orchestra performs at the Tucson Convention Center and at sites in the Foothills and the Northwest...Read More

  • 19. University of Arizona Poetry Center

    University | Arts Centers

    A free series of readings and classes open to the public is run by the University of Arizona in its beautiful Poetry Center. Check online or...Read More

  • 20. Orts Theatre of Dance

    Dance

    The city's most established modern dance company, Orts Theatre of Dance, incorporates trapeze flying into their dances. Outdoor and indoor...Read More

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