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Sun 23 Nov

Purling Hiss

w/ Casey Golden (7pm, FREE, 21+)

Philadelphia’s Purling Hiss bring their guitar driven rock n roll antics to Hotel Congress for the very first time. They will be joined on this FREE Sunday gig by none other than Casey Golden and his band of shredders, don’t miss it!


Sun 23 Nov
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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 24 Nov

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 25 Nov

Casa Maria Thanksgiving Benefit

w/ Chicha Dust, & more! (7:30pm, $7 Suggested Donation, 21+)

Congress is hosting a great night of local music to benefit Tucson’s Casa Maria Catholic Worker Community with live music from Chicha Dust, Rich Hopkins & the Luminarios, Cesar Aguirre, & Cesar Gonzales. Proceeds go to Casa Maria – a selfless center dedicated to helping the hungry and homeless. BRING CANNED FOOD TO DONATE!

Tue 25 Nov

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz

(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 26 Nov

mr. Gnome

w/ Young Tongue, Acorn Bcorn, & Katterwaul (7pm, $8/$10, 21+)

Following on the heels of 2011’s critically acclaimed Madness In Miniature LP, Cleveland art-rock duo Mr. Gnome has returned with a soaring, shapeshifting new album. The “Heart of a Dark Star” is set for release on November 18th, and to celebrate, Hotel Congress will be hosting the group on Wednesday Nov. 26th with Young Tongue, Acorn Bcorn, & Katterwaul. Don’t miss it!

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Thu 27 Nov


(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 28 Nov

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 Barton-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 28 Nov
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Jess Matsen Album Release Party

w/ Lenguas Largas, Lures, & arcsin(100) (8pm, FREE, 21+)

Jess Matsen is set to release yet another album, this one a collaboration between many local Tucson musicians and titled “Tall Told Tale.” Joining in on the celebration are local rock gods, Lenguas Largas, Seattle surf masters, Lures, and shred-boy wonder arcsin(100) a.k.a. Jeff Lownsbury. All for free??? How exciting!


Fri 28 Nov

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 29 Nov
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Mik & Scott Album Release Party

(7pm, FREE, 21+)

Mik & Scott are multi-instrumrntialists that create a full band sound using live loops and high-energy performances. Mik Has fronted several funk bands and performs using home made electronics. Mik sings/raps/beat-box's to his bass/sax/keyboard loops. Scott Kerr has played horns/drums with late and great bluesman Chico Chism, Shane Edan, & Jesus Acedo. Scott plays trumpet/trombone at the same time...


Sat 29 Nov


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.


Mon 1 Dec
world aids day

World AIDS Day 2014

(4pm, FREE, All Ages)

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for those living with HIV, and to honor those who have passed away. This is both a celebration and in memory of those we have lost.


Tue 2 Dec
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Matt Hopper & The Wanda Junes

w/ Jacob Hom (8pm, FREE, 21+)

We have a great FREE show for you this Tuesday. Matt Hopper from Boise makes his first trip to the Hotel Congress with support from locals Jacob Hom & The Wanda Junes. Don’t miss this night of psychedelic Rock n Roll madness.


Wed 3 Dec
dream police

Dream Police

w/ The Night Collectors & Cobra Family Picnic (8pm, FREE, 21+)

Dream Police is an American musical production by Nick Chiericozzi and Mark Perro of the Men. Although the production began using the most conservative rock and roll devices, it slowly plumed into a cloud of future primitive psychedelia bursting with glimmering electronics and cinematic, vibrato storytelling. Dream Police are brutal, erotic and overlit. Don't miss these guys for FREE at Hotel Con...


Fri 5 Dec
sonoran strange release

Sonoran Strange Book Release

(7:30pm, FREE, All-ages until 10pm)

Sonoran Strange is a poem cycle about the Arizona-Sonoran borderlands, as told through the stories of historic, ironic, and sometimes ludicrous characters and events. This is Logan Phillips's debut full-length collection, and the book is a love letter to the desert and an indictment of human folly. Come celebrate with Logan and stick around for the afterparty on the plaza starting at 9pm with DJ...


Fri 5 Dec
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Neil Hamburger

w/ Major Entertainer Mike H (10pm, $10, 21+)

America’s Funnyman Neil Hamburger is the hardest working comedian in existence, performing up to 399 shows a year internationally to critical acclaim and audience bewilderment. He’s toured as the hand-picked opener for Tenacious D, Tim & Eric, and Faith No More, and his TV credits include Fox News’ Red Eye, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Tom Green Live, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Join Neil & Major E...

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Sat 6 Dec
dustbowl revival

Dustbowl Revival

(7pm, $6/$8, 21+)

The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues and the hot swing of New Orleans to form a spicy roots cocktail. Don’t miss their early Saturday show in the Club this weekend.

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Tue 9 Dec
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Amped Up!

(Sign up is at 8:30pm, Start Time is at 9:00pm, End Time is at 11:00pm)

Join us at Hotel Congress for an awesome new open mic experience! From music to stand up to spoken word, if you have something to say or sing- we wanna hear it! Perform on the same stage that many of the greats have played on! Bring your friends down and hang out with other awesome local artists.


Wed 10 Dec

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas

w/ LOA (7pm, $8/$10, 16+)

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas return to Hotel Congress for this 16+ Wednesday concert. After releasing her highly anticipated Instant Records debut, “Secret Evil,” Jessica and the gang are touring the U.S. in support of the record, and we are happy to be one of their stops!

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The Center of Nightlife Downtown
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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)