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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tucson Roadrunners Ice Hockey Team Calder Cup Playoffs and Events This Week! {April 24-25, 2018}

Tucson Roadrunners Ice Hockey Team Calder Cup Playoffs 
and Events This Week!
 {April 24-25, 2018}

Ice Hockey games are so much fun to take your family to and even better when the home team is doing so well! The Tucson Roadrunners, proud American Hockey affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes is in the post regular season, Calder Cup Playoffs!
Arizona Families loves working with the Tucson Roadrunners #MediaInvite

Fun Event #1:
Flash Sale  at the TCC Box Office. Discounted playoff tickets, a food truck, games, and more!

When: 11am-1pm on Tuesday April 24th, 2018

Where:Tucson Convention Center Box Office 260 S. Church Ave
Fun Event #2
The Roadrunners will celebrate the upcoming WHITEOUT by providing customers at The HUB Ice Cream Factory.with a free small ice cream (includes two scoops with up to two flavors – no waffle or sugar cones). Customers must be present to receive the offer and limit one free offer per person. Dusty, the Rally Runners and Roadrunners staff will be on hand at the event as well.

When:5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Where: The HUB Ice Cream Factory 245 E. Congress Street Tucson

Fun Event #3
Tailgate Party before the game! music, food, drinks, games, and more!

When: 5pm-6:30pm on Wednesday April 25th, 2018

Where:Tucson Convention Center 260 S. Church Ave.

Individual game tickets for the games are on sale now HERE.
For more information on the club, visit the team’s offices at 175 W. Broadway Blvd. in Tucson or call 866-774-6253.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Family and Kid Events in Tucson {April 21-22, 2018}

Family and Kid Events in Tucson {April 21-22, 2018}

Looking for some fun over the weekend? Arizona Families HUGE family and kid events calendar will help you find all that the Old Pueblo has to offer!


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Live Theatre Workshop Fantastic Theatre for Kids "Spaceman Zero" {A Giveaway}

Live Theatre Workshop Fantastic Theatre for Kids "Spaceman Zero" {A Giveaway}

Spaceman Zero~ An original story by Kristian Kissel with original music by David RaglandFeaturing: Bree Boyd, Evan Cipra, Sarah Drottz, Trenton Hilliker, Austin Killian and Tyler West

Arizona Families was given tickets in exchange for helping get the word out about his wonderful local family theatre

Spaceman Zero - Casper has always been fascinated with space, and he's one of the smartest kids in his 6th grade class. So, when he announces that he intends to build a rocket ship for this year's science fair, everyone thinks it's a great idea. Until, of course, he actually succeeds and ends up in space! 
While his parents and the military are busy trying to figure out how to get him back home, Casper is having the adventure of a lifetime. He even meets a new friend from an unknown planet! The General is convinced that Casper's new friend is dangerous, all the reporters want the story of a lifetime, that cute girl Caspar likes is finally thinking about letting him take her to the dance, the science fair committee is ready to give him first place, and his parents just want him back.
 Can Casper make it home, save his friend, get his ribbon, and get to the dance on time? Come and find out in this truly out-of-this-world story!
“I was inspired to write Spaceman Zero because I wanted to write an underdog story in which people didn’t believe the kid could do it, but of course, he does,” says director Kristian Kissel, who is the theatre teacher at Sabino High School in Tucson. “I hope kids who see this show love the characters and see that maybe they can go home and follow their big dreams, too.” See more from Kissel: Youtube LINK
Sunday matinees April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 13, 20, 27, June 3 at 12:30PM No Show May 6, 2018
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP - 5317 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85712

Located on the north side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft Rds.
Easy, convenient parking available.
Tickets and reservations
$7 Kids
$10 Adults

(520) 327-4242 and online at


Live Theatre Workshop produces inclusive, accessible and affordable professional theatre andtheatre education that entertains, educates and enlightens children, adults, and families. Because art has the power to transform people and communities, LTW uses the performing arts to make a difference and pass on a passion for theatre to the next generation. LTW is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported by grants and generous people who appreciate LTW’s Mainstage plays, Family Series productions, Etcetera Late-Night productions, and year-round theatre education for youth. Find LTW on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and at

Photo credits: Ryan Fagan

Monday, April 16, 2018

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” Takes Center Stage in Tucson {Discount Code and Ticket Giveaway}

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” 
Takes Center Stage in Tucson 
{Discount Code and Ticket Giveaway}

Join Your Favorite Pups for a Heroic Musical Adventure at Centennial Hall April 17 & 18 for PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” based on hit preschool series PAW Patrol, which airs on Nickelodeon and is produced by Spin Master Entertainment presented by Pedigree, brings everybody’s favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure. 
Arizona Families was given tickets to help spread the word - Woof!
What: Paw Patrol Live "Race to the Rescue" When Mayor Goodway goes missing during the day of The Great Adventure Bay Race, the pups come to the rescue. Join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye and Everest when they visit Tucson! Tickets for both performances are on sale now and can be purchased at or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Featuring a cast of everybody’s favorite PAW Patrol characters and presented by VStar Entertainment Group and Nickelodeon, PAW Patrol Live! shows that “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” and shares lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as the characters each use their unique skills and teamwork. The show includes two acts and an intermission, and engages audiences with Bunraku puppetry, an innovative costuming approach that brings the PAW Patrol characters to life on stage with their vehicles and packs.

“Using Bunraku, puppetry elements are built into costumes worn by real actors to create a wonderful combination of life-size pups and to make a stronger connection with the audience. The PAW Patrol cast sings and dances, which brings a fun, realistic parallel between the animated series and the live show,” says Jim Waters, producer, VStar Entertainment Group.

The performance features up-tempo music and a brand new cleverly written script that is a good introduction to live theater for kids. Classic theatrical scenery along with a high-tech video wall visually transports families to an authentic PAW Patrol environment, including locations from the TV series, like Adventure Bay, The Lookout, Seal Island, Farmer Yumi's farm and Jake's Mountain. Special interactive video allows the audience to participate via interviews, solve clues with the Pups, follow Mayor Goodway and much more.  

When: When: Tuesday April 17 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday April 18 6:00 P.M.

Where: Centennial Hall
1020 E. University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85719


 $24.00, $30.00, and $40.00. A limited number of $60.00 Gold Circle and $115.00 V.I.P. (Very Important Pup) Packages* are also available. Additional fees and special offers may apply. *V.I.P. Package features premium show seating, a commemorative lanyard and an after-show Meet & Greet with PAW Patrol Live! walk-around characters. Ticket prices are inclusive of a $5.00 facility fee.

USE the code PUP5 which will take $5 off per ticket excluding VIP and Gold Circle seats. Tickets can be purchased at

Tickets are available at the UA Presents Box Office, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
For more information, please visit, where you can also sign up to receive PAW Patrol Live! Tail Mail with tour updates and other ticket information. Become a fan of PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” at Sponsored by Pedigree and State Farm.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Totally 80's Rocks the Gaslight in Neon and Parachute Pants! {Upcoming Concerts}

Totally 80's Rocks the Gaslight in Neon and Parachute Pants! 
{Upcoming Concerts}

We recently attended the Totally 80's concert at The Gaslight Theatre Tucson along with a sold out house of throwback fans!
Arizona Families attended this totally rad show in exchange for sharing our thoughts about it!

We partied like it was 1999 with these fabulous local artists for Totally 80's. I grew up with these songs but my son and his band mates did not. In fact, they were all born after 1999, so having a group of 11 year-old boys that LOVE 80's music is so fun. The Gaslight Theatre and the Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley have a few performances of Totally 80's coming up and you do not want to miss them.
They will take you back to the days of neon, miniskirts, lace cut off gloves, crazy sunglasses and all the great sing-along favorites.The musicians and vocalists rocked so many killer covers from this party time in US music history.

Jane√© Page knows that girls just wanna have fun. She gave us the best of  Cyndi, Madonna, and so much more on a wide range of covers!
Mike Yarema rocked not only the vocals  but the kitschy instruments and had us rocking and laughing with him. I think that Jane√© and Mike may have been praying to the synthesizer gods in the scene below AND it worked! The show was non-stop, high energy fun.
The bass player, Derek Norman brought out the 6 string bass and the parachute zebra print pants. He held down the groove and brought the fashion for sure!
The double keyboard/synth magician brought out so much of that electronic feel on songs from this decade. He was totally tubular on the songs that he sang too, Purple Rain jacket and all.
Luke Stone shredded on guitar making sure the rock songs got to shine with the solos and kept the riffs coming. Such a cool guitar and it looked like he was Kung Fu fighting sometimes! 

The back beat of all songs, Adam Ackerman really whipped it good. He never missed a beat and has the eye of the tiger! 

 Jump! up and get your tickets today. This would be a perfect summer night adventure with the family to rock out at!


6/30/18   AND   10/6/18 6pm


Tickets: You can now purchase tickets online HERE.

All ages will enjoy this show!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sunday Funday in Tucson! {4/8/18}

Sunday Funday in Tucson! {4/8/18}

Ready to have some fun with your family this weekend in Tucson? Here is our fabulous Arizona Families Kids and Family Events Calendar are listed together and on their own calendar as well- 
see below!


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Family Weekend Event Calendar for Tucson, Arizona {April 7-8, 2018}

Family Weekend Event Calendar for Tucson, Arizona
 {April 7-8, 2018}

Ready to have some fun with your family this weekend in Tucson? Here is our fabulous Arizona Families Kids and Family Events Calendar are listed together and on their own calendar as well- 
see below!