Cuban music, magic and illusion, murder mystery and more in early June! What sounds good to you?
The Music of Buena Vista Social Club Performed by Cafe Jaleo
The Rialto Theatre presents The Music of Buena Vista Social Club performed by Cafe Jaleo, featuring Alvaro Moreno – Colombia – Musical Director & Piano, Maria Fernanda Cepeda Zuleta – Colombia – Vocal, Caleb Michel – USA / Dominican Republic – Vocal & Timbal, Esteban Estrada – Cuba / USA – Bass, Alejandro Ramirez – Mexico – Congas, and Dave Coolidge, Ray Nelson, Steve McAllister, Charles Hopkins – Horns.
Carnival of Illusion: Magic, Mystery & OOOH La La!
Step right up and get ready to laugh, have fun, and celebrate a magical night out with Carnival of Illusion! This top-rated illusion show is “revitalizing magic” by blending an international travel theme with all the charms of a vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Travel up-close with these national recipients for Excellence in Magic” and catch a lively slice of magical history. Carnival of Illusion is “Magic, Mystery, and Oooh La La!” Shows run on select weekends in four Arizona locations; Tucson performances are at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Due to the intimate nature and popularity of this boutique theater, shows sell out. Check dates and availability on carnivalofillusion.com.
The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show
Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner at “America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show” at Hotel Tucson City Center. Over the course of the night, costumed detectives will uncover clues, interrogate audience members that may or may not be part of the show, and help everyone get closer to solving the mystery, which is set during the present day and taking place in real time. Non-costumed actors, including the “killer,” are hiding somewhere in the room pretending to be regular guests–you may find yourself as a prime suspect. The audience member that gives the best correct answer of “whodunit?” before the killer is revealed will walk away with a stellar prize package. (Ages 15 and older)
Summer Kick-Off! Family Funday at the Farmers Market
First Friday Family Fundays at the Farmers Market is back! Summer is here and we’re ready to team up with Trail Dust Town (Home of Pinnacle Peak) for family fun at the farmers market! The morning features 15 local food vendors and family access to the carnival setting at Trail Dust Town. The first Friday, June 7th features live music, petting zoo, the popular ‘Spin the Wheel’ game, lawn games, and a kid’s area with hula hoops provided by Cirque Roots. Plus, face painting available from Desert Rainbow Kristi. There will be $6 wristbands that give unlimited access to the ferris wheel, carousel, and train, and many of the gift shops will open their doors as well. The Farmers Market runs from 8am-noon and features a variety of local food vendors including fresh local produce, coffee, salsa, pastries, grass-fed meats, eggs, and gluten-free goods. See you at the market! Trail Dust Town (Home of Pinnacle Peak) is located at 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd between Pima St and Kolb Rd. Visit their website at www.traildusttown.com for more info.
2nd Saturdays Downtown
There is much to see and enjoy as you stroll on Congress Street on a second Saturday night every month. The 2nd Saturdays Downtown urban street festival presents a family-friendly night on the town. Congress Street is jumping with people, music, food and activities. Look for street performers to entertain you, from Toole Avenue to Church Avenue, duck into a theatre, concert venue, or museum for a show, try a raved-about restaurant.All the music is live, performed by local bands, and fills downtown with music from the live Stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street. For start times, schedule of bands, and live stage performances, check out 2ndSaturdays.com. Try out some of Tucson’s most delightful food trucks, and shop one-of-a-kind boutiques. Don’t miss the fun!