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Tue 18 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 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!


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.


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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Thu 20 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!


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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Sat 22 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 with killer drink specials & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. Bring your dancing shoes.

Sun 23 Dec

The Pangs’ XXXMas Spectacular!

w/ Gardie and more! (8pm doors, free, 21+)

Come get your naughty on with The Pangs and truly earn those coals you’ll inevitably get in your stocking anyway….On Sunday, December 23rd, 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, Josiah Osego will be opening up the night, followed by Pauly Casillas and Gardie, all hosted by the one and only Jericho Davidson!


Sun 23 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 24 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.


Mon 24 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!


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


(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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Sat 29 Dec

Random Acts of Karaoke Farewell

(7pm doors, free, 21+)

Random Acts of Karaoke’s illustrious host, Jai Thomas, is taking his karaoke expertise on tour! For a whole year! Join us as we wish him farewell with one hell of a jam, featuring singers from Random Acts’ past as well as the musicians Jai holds near and dear.


Sun 30 Dec

Tim Rachbach and Tommy Holladay Group

(7pm doors, $5, 21+)

A homecoming of young musicians from Tucson who met and played in NYC showcasing their original music and arrangements of jazz standards.

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Mon 31 Dec

The Decades: A Hotel Congress NYE Party

8PM | $40-140 | 21+

Hotel Congress has seen it all through the last 100 years! Take a journey with us to the past and into the future this New Year’s Eve. We will surprise you at every turn with music and decorations straight from the best decades since our 1919 opening. Dress to impress with your favorite NYE outfit, or take it to another level and dress in your favorite decade apparel. With three ticket tiers, this party is made for everyone to come out and say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019!

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Thu 3 Jan

Collin Shook Jazz Quartet

(7pm doors, $5)

Jazz Pianist Collin Shook returns to Tucson for one night only with his quartet formed over 2010-2014: Mike Moynihan (saxophone), Dylan DeRobertis (double bass), and Tim Rachbach (drums). This quartet performed, composed, and recorded his second album in these formative years (“The Desert” 2016), Collin has since resided in Austin, Texas. They will be performing these originals and some classics from the jazz idiom for two sets on the Club Congress Stage!

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Sat 5 Jan

The Wooden Ball

w/ Mute Swan, Gabriel Sullivan, Sweet Ghosts and more! (6pm, $5, 21+)

It’s time again for the annual Wooden Ball, this time in it’s 26th year! Join us for an evening of acoustic, stripped down performances from some of your favorite local musicians, including Mute Swan, Gabriel Sullivan, Sweet Ghosts, Little Cloud and so many more! Tucson’s finest artists, unplugged!

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Wed 9 Jan

King Tuff

w/ Stonefield (Doors at 7PM, $16 - $18, 16+)

Lo-fi rocker King Tuff returns to us on the heels of a new record called “The Other,” a self-described “psychic reset” that reinvents the King Tuff mythos and persona to new heights. Hear the transformation for yourself alongside Aussie psych outfit, Stonefield!

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Random Acts of Karaoke (9pm)

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


Geeks Who Drink (8pm)

Patio Party (10pm)


Live Music Wednesdays (8pm)


Optimist Club  (10PM)


El Tambo (10pm on the plaza)

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


Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)


Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)

Ynot Karaoke (10pm)