Let's jump into this week with some awesome cultural, music and all-around fun events across the Old Pueblo! Non-profits and different organizations offer up wonderful opportunities to enjoy the likes of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, or yoga or concerts throughout the week.
But do pay attention to Boomer's Pick of the Week: Oro Valley's ongoing and FREE concert series! Check this week's country and rock-n-roll concert coming to you on Thursday!
Sunday, September 10
- Where: Green Things, 3384 E. River Rd.
- When: 10 a.m. - noon
- Cost: Free admission, Pay for materials you need
Join us for our monthly fairy garden class. Cathy will show you how to build beautiful bowls filled with succulents and miniatures! Only cost to you is the cost of supplies. We have bowls starting at $5, succulents starting at $1.99, and fairy garden miniatures starting at $1. This is a great activity for the whole family!
Monday, September 11
- Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way
- When: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
- Cost: $10 one pose, $15 two poses, includes garden admission for you and your dog.
Tucosn Botanical Gardens invites dog lovers across Tucson to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to have professional photos taken of your beloved companion in the Gardens’ lush landscape. Professional photographer Vicky Stromee generously donates her time to the Gardens each year to make this fun event a fundraiser for the Gardens.
Maximum of two dogs per photo, please.
- Where: Nevada Smith’s Saloon, 1175 W. Miracle Mile
- When: 5 – 8 p.m.
- Cost: FREE admission, pay for what you buy
End your day with a $3-dinner of hot wings! Nevada Smith's Saloon will be offering their garlic parmesan, hot, or teryaki hot wing recipes for only $3 a dozen! So bring your friends, family and appetite!
Tuesday, September 12
Bear Canyon Knitters
- Where: Kirk-Bear Canyon Library 8959 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
- When: 1 – 3 p.m.
- Cost: FREE
- Call: 520-594-5275 for more information
Community members are invited to the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library for an afternoon of knitting! Bring your favorite knitting gear and join other enthusiasts to share an afternoon of fun, discussion and knitting!
- Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
- When: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
- Cost: Regular admission prices
The Loft will hold a special screening of Between Earth and Sky and will also feature a post-film panel discussion with local experts Dr. Joseph Blankinship, University of Arizona assistant professor and soil biogeochemist, Moira Hough, a PhD candidate in the UA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; and Dr. Craig Rasmussen, a UA professor of environmental pedology.
Wednesday, September 13
- Where: On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, 5205 East Broadway Blvd.
- When: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
- Cost: $25, includes meal, non-alcoholic beverage, proceeds benefit EMVIA
Enjoy a evening with a meal eaten while you're blindfolded for a fun night of blindfolds and the Arizona Daily Star's David Fitzsimmons! There also will be a silent auction that starts at 5:30 p.m. and the proceeds will benefit EMVIA, Tucson's most comprehensive, one stop resource and non-profit for those with visual impairments.
Friday, September 15
- Where: Summit Hut , 5251 E Speedway Blvd.
- When: 9 – 10:30 a.m.
- Cost: FREE
Summit Hut offers free yoga classes Friday mornings at their Speedway location for both beginners and advanced practitioners. This week will be a beginner-friendly Hatha-style yoga class!
- Where: Himmel Park, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd.
- When: 7 p.m.
- Cost: FREE, suggested $5 donation
Join the El Rio Theatre Project as they present the 11th annual Shakespeare in the Park tradition with the popular "Midsummer Night's Dream"! The annual presentation will be held at Himmel Park's outdoor amphitheater, so be sure to bring your whole family, picnic basket and a blanket to enjoy a classic under our Tucson stars!
Saturday, September 16
- Where: Rincon Valley Farmers and Artisans Market, 12500 E. Old Spanish Trail
- When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Cost: FREE admission, pay for what you purchase
The Rincon Institute invites you to our 16th Annual Roasted Chile Festival at the Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market in Tucson. Join us September 16th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy fresh-roasted Arizona-grown green chilies, along with locally grown produce and fruit, artisans and crafters, and great food! There will be plenty of activities for kids and live music by John Grant & the Guilty Bystanders and Johnny Bencomo. Traffic will be slowed down on Old Spanish Trail with a special event permit and police officers. Bring the whole family for a fun filled day. For the big kids, there also will be a beer garden.
- Where: Morris K. Udall Regional Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
- When: 7 – 9 p.m.
- Cost: FREE
Join the Arizona Symphonic Winds at the Udall Park for a free night of music and good company. This will be the first of the four free concerts the Arizona Symphonic Winds will host on Saturdays in September/October. But do bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
If you are interested to have your event featured in our Bear's Pick of Events for the Week, contact Anabelle at Anabelle@bearessentialnews.com