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Halloween may not be held in as high esteem as holidays with more tradition (and presents), but Tucson knows how to celebrate the spooky season nonetheless. The city is full of activities for kids and adults alike, providing keen opportunity to put on a light sweater and enjoy a scare-filled evening under the stars.
(StatePoint) The political process is all about face-to-face meetings. From casting a vote in Congress to attending a national convention, political leaders know the critical role of in-person interactions.
The Tucson Beer Cup will runneth over at the Third Annual Born & Brewed competition, the original Tucson craft beer festival, held at the historic Hotel Congress. Nine Tucson breweries enlisted to challenge Dragoon Brewing Company’s hold on the Cup along with their IPA’s title as Tucson’s Best Craft Beer, as voted by the ticketholders. In addition to the challengers bringing their best brews to overthrow the reigning champ, Four Peaks Brewing Company and Beast Brewing Company are presenting their delicious brews to show what the rest of Arizona’s craft brewers are up to. Ticket holders are benefiting from the spirit of friendly competition as they get to sip the suds of over 20 local brews starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 on the Hotel Congress plaza. Tickets are only $30 in advance or $35 at the door and can be purchased at the Hotel Congress lobby front desk or online at hotelcongress.com
On Labor Day weekend, Club Congress packs 37 local, national, and international acts into four days for the ten-year anniversary of HOCO FEST, also known as Tucson's oldest indoor/outdoor, multimedia festival with good eats and great drinks.
(NAPSI)—Whether your family is into adventure, art, comedy, documentaries or magical realism, it’s time for Movie Madness—On Demand!
Three Republican candidates—House Speaker Andy Tobin, state Rep. Adam Kwasman and rancher/businessman Gary Kiehne—are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s Congressional District 1, a sprawling district that includes most of rural Eastern Arizona and stretches from Oro Valley, Marana, SaddleBrooke to Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona Native American reservations.
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What better way to cool off than with a tall, cold one? Every Saturday, beginning in June and lasting all summer long, Hotel Congress is hosting samplings of beers from all around the world, every weekend. At the end of every summer month, join us when we pair the brews from that month's tasting with cuisine from Cup Cafe for a very special beer dinner. For the schedule of beers, go to hotelcongress.com.
At our family-friendly urban street fair (on Congress Street between Toole Avenue and Church Avenue) the streets are full of activities, food trucks, vendors and street performers. Look for chances to participate in give aways at the vendor and sponsor booths.
May 10 schedule:
THE OUTDOOR 94.9 MIXfm STAGE:
6:30-7:45pm: Odaiko Sonora, Japanese Ensemble Drumming 7:45-8:00pm: Tucson Circus Arts, Free and Family Fun 8:00-9:00pm: Mel Rivers (Formally of the Drifters), R&B, Soul, Classics 9:15-10:30pm: Shrimp Chaperone, Desert Surf Rock
THE KID'S AREA AND THE SOUTHERN AZ TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM: Located at the Historic Train depot at 414 N. Toole Ave. will partner with Cinema La Placita and 2nd Saturdays to bring kids' activities, face painting, choo choo rides and a free movie. Admission is free and the fun begins at 4:30pm with the movie "Despicable Me 2" beginning at 6:30pm. (The Museum opens at 10am every Saturday but will run 10am to 8pm in partnership with 2nd Saturdays).
FOX THEATRE: 17 W. CONGRESS ST. 7:30pm, The movie "Pulp Fiction"
HOTEL CONGRESS: 311 E. Congress St., Saturdaze Dance Party with DJ Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, & DJ Ladiesnight (10:00PM Free, 21+) DO NOT forget your dancing shoes.
RIALTO THEATRE: 318 W. Congress St., 7:30pm, Justice on Tap: AFSC hosts the 8th Annual Local Music Extravanganza (Benefit Concert) with Chicha dust, Carlos Azarte & the Kind Souls, Cyril Barrett and Friends
SPONSORS: CPSA, CenturyLink, Click Automotive Team, Crest Insurance, DesertLeaf Magazine, DTP, Elegant Thought, Hotel Congress, Hotel Tucson Center Inn Suites MIXfmdio, KOLD-TV Channel 13, KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio, MEB Property Management, QuikPrint, ParkWise, The Herbert, The Pioneer Building, The Rialto Block Project, and Scott Stiteler & Rudy Dabdoub and Visit Tucson. For more details, a full schedule and parking maps and directions go to www.2ndsaturdays.com. DOWNTOWN IS OPEN AND FULLY ACCESSABLE WITH PLENTY OF PARKING. Congress Street is open to automobile traffic. You can easily visit your favorite restaurant or bar. Come join in the activities and fun. Its' easier to get around downtown than ever.
The 6th Annual Tucson Agave Fest, presented by Hotel Congress and Milagro Tequila, features choices of more than 50 tequilas, mezcals, sotols, and bacanoras for tastings for guests over age 21. Agave-lovers will receive a commemorative souvenir Milagro Tequila shot glass, 12 tasting tickets, chance to vote for "Best Tequila Cocktail" created by eight of Tucson's outstanding bartenders, and noshing benefits at the specialty-taco-and-salsa bar provided by the award-winning Cup Café. Gests can take advantage of the special room packages that include two tickets to the event, a hangover recovery kit, and Agave Fest memorabilia.
9 Queens presents at Hotel Congress, downtown, a free, family chess festival featuring special guest 19 year old Rochelle Ballantyne. There will be beginning chess lessons, pick-up chess games, a human-sized chess board, chess arts and crafts, face painting, and more.
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The Historic Hotel Congress commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Tucson capture, in January 1934, of "America's Most Wanted" gangster John Dillinger. Activities inlcude an adults-only whiskey tasting as well as all-ages activities such as historical reenactments, live music and more staged on the grounds of the Hotel Congress and Maynards Market. Proceeds benefit the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation.
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