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Tue 11 Dec

Skating Polly

with Potty Mouth & Creating the Scene (Doors at 7pm, $9-$11, 16+)

The sweet young punks of Skating Polly are joining forces with grunge pop mainstays Potty Mouth for a chiller of winter tour!

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Tue 11 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!


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Wed 12 Dec

Casa de los Niños Toy Drive

w/ Elyzian and more! (7pm doors, $5 or toy donation, 21+)

Casa de los Ninos have been giving back to the Tucson community for years, and it’s time we returned the favor. Join us for a toy drive like no other, featuring local acts Elyzian, Douglas Beat Market, and The Electric Delirium. Entry is $5 or FREE with a toy donation. See you there!

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Thu 13 Dec

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby: The Year in Sex

(Doors at 7:30pm, $3, 21+)

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!

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Thu 13 Dec

Optimist Club

(10pm, FREE, 21+)

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!


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Fri 14 Dec

decker.

w/ Carlos Arzate and Keli Carpenter (Doors at 8pm, $5, 21+)

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.

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Sat 15 Dec

Chateau Chateau

w/ Spider Cider and Crooked Saintz (7pm Doors, Free, 21+)

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!


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Sat 15 Dec

SATURDAZE Dance Party

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 with killer drink specials & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. Bring your dancing shoes.

Sat 15 Dec

Generation Cool 5 Year Anniversary

w/ CRAZE, Slobby Robby & Humphouse (10pm-2am, $3 cover, 21+)

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.

Sun 16 Dec

Salem the Bear’s Annual Food Drive

w/ Top Dead Center, Heather Hardy & more! (6pm, $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 16 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!


FREE SHOW!

Mon 17 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 $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.


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Mon 17 Dec

Random Acts of Karaoke

(Starts at 9pm, FREE)

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!


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Wed 19 Dec

Magic Wednesdays with Street Blues Family

(Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

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!


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Wed 19 Dec

Ladytowne Live

w/ interviews, live music, comedy and more! (8pm doors, free, 21+)

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.


FREE SHOW!

Thu 20 Dec

High School Winter Break Kick Off!

w/ The Trees, Rough Draft, and more! (Doors at 6pm, $10, All Ages)

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!

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Fri 21 Dec

The Great Cover Up Night Two

w/ your favorite local bands (6pm doors, $8-$15, 21+)

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.

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Sat 22 Dec

Retro Game Show Night Presents: All-Star Anniversary $9.95 Pyramid!

(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 the $9.95 Pyramid with our all-star cast of celebrity guests – this is definitely not your grandma’s game show!

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Wed 26 Dec

The Giant Sand Holiday Clustermuck

w/ Patsy's Rats (Doors at 7:30pm, $10, 21+)

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.

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Fri 28 Dec

Rendezvous

(Doors at 8pm, $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 making their own version of it, RENDEZVOUS’ repertoire spans from jazz to reggae to EDM that guarantees to get you moving!

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THIS WEEK

Monday

Random Acts of Karaoke (9pm)

Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party w/ DJ Sid the Kid (10pm)

Tuesday

Geeks Who Drink (8pm)

Patio Party (10pm)

Wednesday

Live Music Wednesdays (8pm)

Thursday

Optimist Club  (10PM)

Friday

El Tambo (10pm on the plaza)

After-Hours w/ DJ Ripdee (12am in the club)

Saturday

Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)

Sunday

Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)

Ynot Karaoke (10pm)