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  • 1. 4th Avenue Street Fair


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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