The Fox! A Historical Perspective

Fox_Theatre

The Fox Theatre is one of the cornerstones of Tucson’s downtown, the Historic Rialto and the Hotel Congress being two important others. Through the valiant efforts of some foresighted people, these historical treasures were saved for future generations. The Fox Theatre, a non profit venture, hosts music, movies, comedy and other … Continue reading

New Passport Is Here: Have Fun, Save Money!

14th Edition Tucson Passport

For many years, we at Southern Arizona Guide have recommended Tucson Passport (aka Book of Fun) to our visitors. It’s consistently the best deal in town. You buy a Passport for $20. You take it to participating area attractions and get 2 for the price of 1 admissions and other … Continue reading

Tucson’s Historic Rialto Theatre: Old meets Young

Rialto Theatre 1925

Tucson’s Historic Rialto Theatre and its sister, the Fox Theatre at the other end of Downtown’s Entertainment District, are Tucson gems. We are delighted that caring people with civic foresight were able to save and restore these two historic entertainment venues. Let us not forget the third one. The venerable Temple … Continue reading

Helping You Find an Event in Tucson and Southern Arizona!

Mini Time Museum of Miniatures As the summer winds down and the University students come back to Tucson, there are an abundant number of events taking place in Tucson and within an hour or two drive, no matter where in Southern Arizona you live. We could not possibly announce all there is to do in Tucson in any … Continue reading

Murder At The Magic Show: A Dinner Theater Review

Murder At The Magic Show Dinner Theater

Ms. Karen & I venture out at night very rarely … considering our typical day starts at 3AM; 4AM at the latest. So, by 5PM, we’ve put in a good 13-14-hour day. Somehow I was under the misconception that retirement meant a life of leisure. Can’t say exactly what happened … Continue reading

Golf N’ Stuff: Summer Fun, Discount Prices!

Golf N' Stuff

We at Southern Arizona Guide have recommended a long list of “Things To Do With Kids In Tucson”, including Family Fun Parks. Everyone agrees that they are great fun for kids of every age. And during the summer of 2016, parents and grandparents can save money with special discounts. Golf … Continue reading

Tucson Folk Festival 2016

Old couple dancing at Tucson Folk Festival 2016

I am an unabashed fan of the Tucson Folk Festival celebrated the first weekend in May. This year was their 31st annual. Five stages, 120 performers, 2 days of hand-clapping, foot-stomping, ass-shaking good times. This is where the young come to learn  a few of life’s lessons through songs both … Continue reading

A Fine Day At The Races: Rillito Park Winter Season 2016

Rillito Park Horse Races 2016

Horse racing at Rillito Park has never been better, but the future of this historic site remains in the balance. Backers, sponsors and fans and the U of A are working tirelessly to keep this venue a part of quintessential Tucson. Rillito Racetrack is on the National Register of Historic … Continue reading