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Thu 18 Dec


(10pm, $3 (FREE w/ Membership), 21+)

One of Tucson’s premier dance nights for the past 5 years and counting. Things you can expect at OPTIMIST CLUB: tons of surprises, installations, touring acts, fresh dance music, good looking people, $2 drinks, & FREE entry with an Opti Club membership card! #ILLUMINOPTI

Fri 19 Dec

Tom Walbank with Roman Barten-Sherman

(5:30pm, FREE on the Plaza)

Delta blues via Devon England comes only in one form - legendary local musician Tom Walbank. Tom anchors our free early evening entertainment every Friday on the Hotel Congress Plaza. Joining him as the opener, is the remarkable Roman Barten-Sherman, the 11 year old blues prodigy that needs to be seen - and heard - to be believed. Come kick off your weekend with Tom and Roman, and be ready to be ...


Fri 19 Dec
the great cover up

The Great Cover-Up 2014

(7pm, $8/$13, 21+)

A brief primer on The Great Cover-Up: Over the course of two nights, local bands perform 20-minute sets of music by popular performing artists, with an emphasis on keeping secret just who is covering whom until the moment they perform. The proceeds from suggested donations are given to local charitable organizations.

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Fri 19 Dec

DJ Dirtyverbs

Since his start DJing houseparties and mezcal speakeasies in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 2007, DJ Logan "Dirtyverbs" Phillips has used cumbia as a lengua franca to sonically travel across Las Américas and beyond. He has played at venues across the United States, in Mexico and Colombia, and currently hosts Friday nights on the Plaza at Hotel Congress as well as El Tambó, a quarterly tropical bass dance...

Sat 20 Dec
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Retro Game Show Night – Wheel of Misfortune

(Doors at 6pm, Show at 7pm, $10, 21+)

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. These are definitely not your grandma's game shows! This month, we are playing ...

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Sat 20 Dec


w/ DJs Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, JALPH, & Andrew Shuta (10pm, FREE, 21+)

Join our resident DJs Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, Jalph, & Andrew Shuta for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights. Free entry, $4 Stoli flavors & Maker’s Mark, & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. DO NOT forget your dancing shoes.


Sun 21 Dec

Cosmonauts & Lenguas Largas

w/ Burning Palms (7pm, FREE, 21+)

Join us this Sunday for a face melting party with two of Burger Record’s finest, Cosmonauts & Lenguas Largas. It just so happens that these are two of our favorite bands going right now, so take this Christmas gift from us to you and don’t miss this FREE party!


Sun 21 Dec
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Ynot Karaoke

(10pm, FREE, 21+)

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!


Mon 22 Dec

90s House Party

w/ DJ Sid the Kid (10pm-2am, FREE, 21+)

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 90 cent PBR Draft Beers (12oz), $2 Wells, and a little Jazzy Jeff & Nirvana. LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999.


Tue 23 Dec

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz – Canceled

(8pm, FREE, 21+)

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!


Wed 24 Dec
xmas eve

2nd Annual Dysfunctional Xmas

w/ Zackey Force Funk, Dream Sick, Crab Legs, Chris Hall (9pm, FREE, 21+)

It's time for the 2nd annual Dysfuctional Xmas and this year should be even crazier than last year, believe it or not. We kick the night off with Tucson's ultimate party starter Chris Hall, followed by new rock duo Crab Legs and the return of Tucson's most dysfunctional band Dream Sick, then finally closed out by the Homecoming king, Zackey Force Funk. This is one holiday party you don't want to m...


Fri 26 Dec

Hey, Bucko!

(5:30pm on the Plaza, FREE, All Ages)

Check out a homegrown instrumental trio that pays homage to the desert. Melding spaghetti western soundtrack, blues, and folk, Hey, Bucko! will be hanging out on the Hotel Congress Plaza the night after Christmas! 5:30pm to 7:30pm, free, all ages!


Fri 26 Dec
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Patti Zlaket

(7pm, FREE, 21+)

2013 marks Patti’s 5th annual Club Congress “homecoming” gig. She is always accompanied by very special guests for this holiday performance, so make sure you mark your calendars for the one chance to see Patti in Tucson this year.


Fri 26 Dec
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El Tambó

w/ DJ Smite & Santa Pachita. Hosted by DJ Dirtyverbs (9pm, $5, 21+)

Some of Arizona’s finest selectors of latin rhythms unite! From Phoenix, vinyl mixmaster DJ SMITE makes his El Tambó debut, joined by Tucson favorite SANTA PACHITA and hosted by DJ DIRTYVERBS––this dance floor will put the heat back in the desert night!

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Sat 27 Dec

Hans Hutchison

w/ Trans Van Santos (7pm, FREE, 21+)

Hans Hutchison brings his observational, latin-influenced, old school country style to life alongside Mark Matos and the Pioneers for a FREE entertaining early show in the club.


Sun 28 Dec

Salem the Bear’s Annual Food Drive

(7pm, $5 or equal non-perishable food items, All Ages)

As is the tradition, last Sunday of the year is Salem’s Annual Food Drive. Get out your check book and donate generously to the Community Food Bank. Last year we raised over $3000 total (that turns into $30k in food by the time they are done with it). Featuring music by Chuck Wagon and the Wheels, Bryan Dean Trio, Heather Lil’ Mama Hardy, and Top Dead Center.

Mon 29 Dec

HPHZRD: a night of R&B, hip-hop, and jazz

(Doors at 6:30pm, $5, 18+)

Haphazard plays jazz-tinged hip-hop, combining a plethora of sounds from funk to soul and R&B. Comprised of local musicians and all-stars from the UofA's jazz program, Haphazard brings new compositions and arrangements of favorite artists, including Thundercat, Animal Collective, Ginuwine, and Frank Ocean. Guest Mc's will include Grey Tooth, Gold Nigata, and Casio nova. Show is $5, 18+, drinks wel...

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Tue 30 Dec

Arizona Blues Hall of Fame Show

(6pm, $5 , 21+)

ABHOF is a non profit organization dedicated to honoring members of the Blues music community of Arizona who have shown commitment and many accomplishments in furthering awareness of the Blues music genre in our state, nationally, and abroad.

Wed 31 Dec

Tucson Times Square NYE Block Party

(8pm, $15 GA / $125 VIP, 21+)

Ring in 2015 with indoor and outdoor parties, three stages of music and dancing-- including Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta, The Zsa Zsas, Neon Eon, Tom Heavy & the Partymakers, the Strange Family Circus, & DJ Andrew Shuta -- a complimentary champagne toast and party favors, food trucks, VIP packages, a one-night pop-up Tequila Cantina and a 15’ taco that will drop at midnight. Yes: WE'RE DROPPING A...

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Fri 2 Jan
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Steff & the Articles

w/ Head Over Heart and Captain Squeegee (9pm, FREE, 21+)

Please join us on January 2nd to both welcome in the New Year and wish Steff & the Articles' violinist, Alexandra Tuggle, farewell on her journey forward. Alex has been a part of the local band since nearly the beginning in 2009 and will be missed dearly. Let this be a celebration of things accomplished as well as things yet to come. They will be joined by special guests Head Over Heart & Captain ...


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From its 1985 inception as a once-weekly showcase for downtown Tucson’s creative community, to its current status as “One of the 10 best rock clubs in the United States,” Club Congress has continuously striven to be a catalyst for art. In addition to showcasing music’s cutting edge, the Club Congress has earned repeated accolades as the city’s best dance club.

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Club Nights

90s House Party (10pm)
w/ DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent PBR drafts

Geeks Who Drink – Trivia Night (8pm)
AMPED UP! Open Mic (8pm)
The Switch Comedy (8pm)

Live Music!

Salvador Duran on the Plaza (7pm)
OPTI CLUB Dance Party (10pm)

Live Music!
Tom Walbank on the Plaza (7pm)
DJ Dirtyverbs on the Plaza (10pm)

Saturdaze – FREE Dance Party (10pm)
w/ DJs Sid the Kid, BOBFelix, Andrew Shuta, & Jalph

Hot Club of Tucson (10am)
S.I.N. Service Industry Night & Club Karaoke (10pm)