Join a menage a trois of local comics as they host a f*%cking comedy talk show with stand-up, interviews, and (maybe) sexual insight. It’s basically an hour and twenty minutes of sex jokes…and you’ll be in and out and home by 10pm!
Optimist Club is Tucson’s longest running alternative club night! DJ Bob Really delivers the heavy hitters and house party favorites in the club, while a rotating cast of DJs soundtrack your smoke break with fresh hits on le plaza. Come for the $3 wells and party pics, stay for the music, dancing, and good vibes!
Decker., our favorite psychedelic folk artist straight out of Sedona, is back once again to share his desert magic with you all. Come get your Friday night started right with decker. and his local support, Carlos Arzate & the Kind Souls, and Keli Carpenter.
The glittering indie pop boys we all know and love are back to kick off your wild Saturday night! Joining them on stage are local emo favorites, Spider Cider, and a hot, new, never-before-seen band, Crooked Saintz!
Join our resident DJs Bob Really and Sid the Kid for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights with killer drink specials & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. Bring your dancing shoes.
Retro tastemakers, Generation Cool, are celebrating 5 years at their 4th Avenue location with the biggest party of the year! Come get sloppy with Florida DJ, CRAZE, and Generation Cool owners Humphouse and Slobby Robby. $3 cover at the door.
It’s time again for the annual Salem The Bear food drive: a benefit show to raise money and food for the Tucson Community Food Bank. Come early, stay late. Suggested donation of $10 at the door. Personal checks accepted with a recommended minimum of $50, made out to Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. If you write a check you will get a receipt you can use for your taxes.
Ynot Karaoke is hands down Tucson’s largest karaoke company providing the largest song selection and best quality karaoke equipment. You can join them here at the Hotel Congress every Sunday from 10pm-2am for FREE. Cap off your weekend the right way, singing with your friends!
Retrolution, the longest running dance night in the history of Tucson featuring all your favorite hits of the 80’s, is finally being dragged, kicking in screaming, into the 90’s. We hope to ease the way with $1 wells from 9-11pm, $3 wells after, $4 Dos Equis, and a little Jazzy Jeff & Nirvana. Don’t Worry, DJ Sid the Kid will throw in the occasional New Order or Prince hit to help smooth the transition. LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999.
Join us every Monday on the plaza for Random Acts of Karaoke! The fun starts at 9pm and goes till we’ve run out of talent, so come prepared for a night filled with FREE entertaining acoustic karaoke!
Geeks Who Drink is a Denver-based company that hosts Bar Trivia at over 300 pubs and restaurants in 25 states. Our quiz is a collective effort of dozens of quizmasters, writers, fact-checkers, graphic designers and artists. Join us every Tuesday at Hotel Congress for 8 rounds of madness and flaunt your pop-culture knowledge for a chance at tons of great prizes!
Tucson’s favorite neo-soul-jazz-hip hop ensemble is back at Club Congress with their very own monthly residency! They will be playing all night, so stop by for a minute or stay for the whole show – you’ll be blown away no matter what!
It’s time for another edition of your favorite local & live feminist talk/ variety show!! Consider bringing your friends so that they can enjoy with you a sampling of a veritable smorgasbord of artistic expressions that could only have been generated from this beautiful dusty desert town. Guests include Mo Urban, Nirantha Balagopal, Hannah Yeun, Chelsey Lee Trejo, Barbara Eisworth (Iskashitaa Refugee Network), Erin Voss (Jellywink Boutique) and Stretchmarxxx.
Winter break is upon us and we’re celebrating by showing off some Tucson’s best, youngest musical talents! Six high-school-aged bands, four of which are making their debut on our historic stage, are excited to share their music with a fresh new audience and hopefully gain some lifelong fans in the process. Come support Tucson’s young artists at this one-of-a-kind event!
It’s that time again….the Great Cover Up is here! If you’ve never experienced this weekend-long charity event, local bands that normally perform original material gather to perform a 20-minute set of songs by another band or artist. Simple enough, right? Best of all, every penny of the proceeds from the event is donated to SAAMHA, a local service organization that connects local artists and musicians to health care and health care resources. Of course, that means that no band will receive any compensation for slaving away at practice for a month or two, only to learn a set of songs they’ll probably never play again. But look at it this way: It’s probably about the most fun you’ll ever have doing charity volunteer work.
Retro Game Show Night is hosted by Tempest DuJour, the “Delicate Flower of the Desert.” She is Tucson’s (and possibly Arizona’s) largest drag queen and has a blazing wit that’s just as big as she is. At RGSN, we play vintage television game shows with special “celebrity” guests and real contestants from the audience. This month, we’re playing the $9.95 Pyramid with our all-star cast of celebrity guests – this is definitely not your grandma’s game show!
Come get your naughty on with The Pangs and truly earn those coals you’ll inevitably get in your stocking anyway….On Sunday, December 23rd, The Pangs will be delivering a night to drunkenly not remember with their raucous, offensive, truly distasteful holiday tunes. And to really round out this night of holiday debauchery, Josiah Osego will be opening up the night, followed by Pauly Casillas and Gardie, all hosted by the one and only Jericho Davidson!
Giant Sand returns with a clustermuck of holiday…cheer?! No. Not cheer. In Howe’s own words “There shall be no hint of holiday post Christmas sentiment. No delicate or expressive piano play is allowed. Severe distortion will be served & only sincere disorientation tolerated.” Patsy and her rats provide both musical and familial support.
RENDEZVOUS, a collective of friends who have played together in bands both past and present, (Kool Shades, Steff and the Articles, Lucky Devils Band) convene every year to cover some of their favorite artists. Either recreating a song verbatim or making their own version of it, RENDEZVOUS’ repertoire spans from jazz to reggae to EDM that guarantees to get you moving!
A homecoming of young musicians from Tucson who met and played in NYC showcasing their original music and arrangements of jazz standards.
Random Acts of Karaoke (9pm)
Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party w/ DJ Sid the Kid (10pm)
Geeks Who Drink (8pm)
Patio Party (10pm)
Live Music Wednesdays (8pm)
Optimist Club (10PM)
El Tambo (10pm on the plaza)
After-Hours w/ DJ Ripdee (12am in the club)
Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)
Ynot Karaoke (10pm)