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Thu 23 Oct
pizzaparty

OPTI CLUB: ∆ PIZZA † PARTY ∆

Featuring: Nathaniel Knows & Magic Bronson (9pm, $3, 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

Wed 22 Oct
copper congress

Copper & Congress Tour Kickoff

w/ Carlos Azarte and the Kind Souls & Hello Dollface (8pm, FREE, 21+)

Hailing from Tucson, Arizona, Copper & Congress is Katie Haverly, Patrick Morris and Julius Schlosburg. The band merges influences ranging from Joni Mitchell to Portishead to Jamiroquai to create a raw, emotionally dynamic sonic experience. Copper and Congress pursue music passionately in order to deepen their connection and understanding of the human experience. The band's new record was released...


FREE SHOW!

Tue 21 Oct
the switch

The Switch Comedy Show

(9PM, FREE, 21+)

Stand up comedy on the fly! Arizona’s finest comedians put together a show right before your very eyes. Watch as the comedians improvise comedy to audience submitted topics. Hosted by Henry Barajas and Pauly Casillas. Each show is an original, so each show is worth seeing. We never know what is going to happen!


FREE SHOW!

Tue 21 Oct
geeks

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!


FREE SHOW!

Mon 20 Oct
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90s House Party

Featuring: DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent drinks

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 a 90 cent drink special and a little Jazzy Jeff & Nirvana. LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999.


FREE SHOW!

Sun 19 Oct
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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!


FREE SHOW!

Sun 19 Oct
landlady

Landlady

w/ Head Over Heart (7pm, FREE, All Ages)

Landlady’s Adam Schatz has a few irons in a few fires: He’s played saxophone with Vampire Weekend and Man Man, and he runs a jazz festival in NYC. Landlady is his main project, however, and live, then band has an intimate urgency that uncrosses arms and impels involvement, and their sound invokes the Band if they had Dirty Projectors’ skewed sense of song structure.


FREE SHOW!

Sat 18 Oct
mutual benefit

Mutual Benefit

w/ Suno Deko & Ryan Chavira (7pm, $10, All Ages)

Jordan Lee, aka Mutual Benefit, is heading out on a lengthy trek in support of his excellent album, “Love’s Crushing Diamond.” We are excited to be one of his stops for this early Saturday concert. Come get the feels while listening to Jordan’s lush, watery pop songs!

Fri 17 Oct
turquoise jeep

Turquoise Jeep

w/ Yip Deceiver & Sneaky J (7pm, $10/$12, All Ages)

Turquoise Jeep Records is an independent record label founded by Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamcallit. The hilarious hip hop collective is returning to the Hotel Congress this Friday, and based on our last show with them (opening for of Montreal), we can guarantee it’s going to be a good time!

Fri 17 Oct
tomwalbank

Tom Walbank with Roman Barten-Sherman

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 ...

Thu 16 Oct
optiNU

OPTI CLUB

(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

Thu 16 Oct
chris smither

An Evening with Chris Smither

(7pm in the Copper Hall, $25/$28)

Like many other musicians whose careers began in the 1960s blues revival, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Chris Smither can take pride in the fact that he’s been there since the beginning. Make a reservation at the Cup Cafe or Maynard’s Kitchen and ask them to reserve your seat for the show!

Thu 16 Oct
perfumegen

Perfume Genius

w/ Matteah Baim (7pm, $10/$12, All Ages)

We have a great early show this Thursday before Opti Club featuring Seattle’s Perfume Genius. One of the most emotional songwriters playing today, we cannot wait to host him in our intimate club setting. He will be joined by rising New York songwriter, Matteah Baim.

Wed 15 Oct
thedrums

The Drums

(7pm, $15/$18, All Ages)

The Drums from Brooklyn are coming to Tucson for an all ages Wednesday night party! The band will be touring in support of their September release, “Encyclopedia,” which has already been met with great response! Come find out why, it’s going to be a good one!

Tue 14 Oct
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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.


FREE SHOW!

Tue 14 Oct
geeks

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!


FREE SHOW!

Mon 13 Oct
hpweb

90s House Party

Featuring: DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent drinks

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 a 90 cent drink special and a little Jazzy Jeff & Nirvana. LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999.


FREE SHOW!

Mon 13 Oct
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Poliça

w/ Web of Sunsets (7pm, $15, All Ages)

Poliça has played the Hotel Congress a few times in the past, including last year at Exile on Congress when they stole the spotlight of the event. The “electro-r&b goth-pop” group return this Monday for an early performance in the club, don’t miss it!

Sun 12 Oct
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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!


FREE SHOW!

Fri 10 Oct
electric blankets

The Electric Blankets

w/ Horse Black & White Lhite (9pm, FREE, 21+)

Everyone’s favorite dudes, the Electric Blankets return to Club Congress this Friday for a FREE late night party! They will be joined by dark desert rockers, Horse Black, and one of Tucson’s new additions to the already outstanding psych scene, White Lhite. See you there!


FREE SHOW!

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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

Monday
Retro-Lution with DJ Sid the Kid – Dance music from every era!

Tuesday
WaWaWa – Dubstep night. Geeks Who Drink – Trivia Night

Wednesday
Live music!

Thursday
The Optimist Club (free for members)

Friday
Live music!

Saturday
Saturdaze – Free Dance Party!

Sunday
S.I.N. Service Industry Night and Club Karaoke