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Thu 14 Dec


w/ Hannah Yeun and Floating Limbs (Doors at 7pm, FREE, 21+)

LA’s experimental dream pop group HOTT MT are bringing their intoxicatingly layered sounds to Club Congress for a killer FREE show, ft Hannah Yeun and Floating Limbs. Come on down, get some cheap drinks and hang out for OPTI CLUB afterwards!


Fri 15 Dec

The Great Cover-Up

(7pm, $8 - $15, 21+)

A brief primer on The Great Cover-Up: Over the course of three 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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Sat 16 Dec

Retro Game Show Night Presents Sassword

(Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm; event ends around 9pm)

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 Sassword – this is definitely not your grandma’s game show!

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Sat 16 Dec


w/ DJ Bob Really & Sid the Kid, ($3, 10pm, 21+)

Join our resident DJs Bob Really and Sid the Kid for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights. $4 Stoli flavors & Maker’s Mark, & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. Bring your dancing shoes.

Sun 17 Dec

Salem the Bear’s Annual Food Drive

w/ Bryan Dean, Heather Hardy & more! (5:30pm, $10 Donation, 21+)

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.

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Sun 17 Dec

Ynot Late Night 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 18 Dec


w/ Her Mana and Caleb Gutierrez (Doors at 7pm, Free, 21+)

Los Angeles-band Moaning is the abrasive post-punk trio comprised of Sean Solomon, Pascal Stevenson, and Andrew MacKelvie. From the sentimental to catastrophic, hiding meek and introspective lyrics within powerful droning dance songs, the music Moaning makes also gives sonic nods to some of the band’s musical heroes like New Order, Broadcast, and Slowdive. Catch the trio at Club Congress, with support to be announced!


Mon 18 Dec

Random Acts of Karaoke

Starts at 8:30, Free

Join us every Monday on the plaza for Random Acts of Karaoke! The fun starts at 8:30pm and goes till we’ve run out of talent, so come prepared for a night filled with FREE entertaining acoustic karaoke!


Mon 18 Dec

Monday 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 $0.80 wells – 9pm-10pm, $0.90 wells – 10pm-11pm, $2 wells (until 1am), $3 Beer and a Shot “Special” (PBR can/well shot), 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.


Tue 19 Dec

Casa de los Niños Toy Drive

w/ Street Blues Family and more! (Doors at 7pm, $5 or toy donation, 21+)

Join us for the 3rd annual Christmas Toy Drive! Come enjoy performances from Street Blues Family, MK Ultraviolet, Bobby Ray and Douglas Beat Market, and donate to a worthy cause! All proceeds (money and toys) will be donated to Casa de los Niños.

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Tue 19 Dec

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz

(8pm, FREE on the Plaza, 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 20 Dec

A Hotel Congress Christmas Comedy

w/ Pauly Casillas & Jericho (Doors at 9pm, FREE, 21+)

Two of the funniest people in Tucson reunite for the holidays with a cast of friends and collaborators. Expect things to get weird.


Thu 21 Dec


(Doors at 8pm, $5, 21+)

Josephine is a Tucson born and bred recording artist, songwriter, actress and model. The former Wildcat’s debut visual album Love Trap: The Story has accumulated over 100,000 streams since it’s release in August in addition to being featured in High Snobiety and other publications.

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Fri 22 Dec

The Pangs’ XXXMas Special!

w/ James Munoz and Dmitri Bartlett (Doors at 8pm, Free, 21+)

Come get your naughty on with The Pangs and truly earn those coals you’ll inevitably get in your stocking anyway….On Friday, December 22nd, 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, James Munoz will be opening up the night, followed by Dmitri Bartlett as “A Christmas Gift for Y’all”!


Sat 23 Dec

Hans and Hank

(Doors at 7pm, Free, 21+)

Han Hutchison’s style is often described as Latin Lounge, but he is a true troubadour, blending honest lyrics with outstanding guitar work, often influenced by the desert Southwest and beaches of Mexico. Joining his at Club Congress is Hank Topless, your one-stop-shop for all things honky tonk and country blues!


Tue 26 Dec

Giant Sand performing “Valley of Rain”

(8pm, $10 - $12, 21+)

Join us for this truly rare event as Giant Sand—in close to their original iteration—performs their landmark seminal LP “Valley of Rain” in its entirety.

Buy Tickets Dinner and a Show
Wed 27 Dec

Al’s Post Holiday Depression Hootenanny

w/ Hank Topless and more (Doors at 8pm, free, 21+)

Club Congress formally invites you to Al’s Post Holiday Depression Hootenanny, on Wednesday, December 27th at 8pm! Musical guests include local songwriter favorites, Al Perry, Loren Dircks, Hank Topless and Mark Insley. Free show!


Thu 28 Dec


(Doors at 7pm, $5, 21+)

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 doing their own version, RENDEZVOUS’ repertoire spans from jazz to reggae to EDM and will guarantee to get you moving.

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Sun 31 Dec

New Year’s Eve: Around the World

(DOORS at 8pm, $30-135, 21+)

Join the historic Hotel Congress for a global experience this New Year’s Eve! Ring in 2018 on a trip around the world at the biggest party in town! Travel from the Eiffel Tower to the Taj Mahal, make a quick stop at an Irish pub on your way to the Great Wall of China, and oh, so many places in between. Board Congress Air for a flight around the world to remember!

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Thu 11 Jan

Bugg & Narrow Head

w/ Hikkikomori & Dial Up (Doors at 7pm, FREE, 21+)

Bugg are self-described 90s alt revivalists from Bloomington, Indiana. They make music that is big on fuzzy guitars and loud melody with the lacksadaiscal shrugged-shoulder-feel of 90s rock. Like-minded Texans, Norrow Head co-headline the party with support from local shoegazers Hikikomori and newcomers, Dial Up!


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