With summer just around the corner, COVID-19 vaccinations readily available, and the ability for vaccinated individuals to not wear a mask, the Tucson arts and culture community is beginning to blossom once again. After a long year centered around the pandemic, we are excited to get back to live music, museums, and more.
To keep you entertained this summer, we have compiled a starter list of upcoming arts and culture events and re-openings, but we also recommend following This is Tucson for their weekly to-do list!
Each Friday through the summer Club Congress is teaming up with The Tucson Jazz Festival to bring you some amazing live jazz on the plaza stage. Check out their calendar to buy tickets and see what other great music is scheduled for the summer!
The Monterey Court Cafe is a restaurant and bar that features live music acts every night from Tuesday through Sunday. In addition to great food and music, it also features 12 artisan businesses, ranging from tattoo artists, jewelry artists, and massage therapists. Check out their events calendar to see what musical performances are coming up!
While The Loft Cinema has been offering movie screenings outdoors during the pandemic, they recently announced that the main indoor theater is now open for public screenings. They will continue to offer the open-air cinema, virtual cinema, and private theater rentals.
TMA is now open to the public and has free admission every 1st Thursday of the month from 2-5pm. Reservations are required, as admissions are limited to facilitate physical distancing. A limited number of free general admission tickets are available for non-members so sign up quickly!
The Tucson Clay Co-Op offers adults for adults, children, and families alike, all centered around clay art. They are currently offering wheel, hand building, and sculpture classes both on Zoom and outdoors. Upcoming classes will go over glazing, wheel throwing, mask making, and more. Private lessons are also available!
Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink, a local favorite, recently reopened its doors on Tuesday, May 25. It has also announced that a new rooftop patio will soon be open for guests. Tough Luck Club, their basement cocktail bar, is still closed for the time being, though it is expected to open again in the near future.