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Friday, October 6, 2023

Disney on Ice Frozen & Encanto Tucson October 12-15




Coming to Tucson Arena from October 12-15

 – For the first time, Disney On Ice invites families to step inside the magical adventures of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen, the #1 Animated feature of all time, and Disney Animation’s Encanto, the 2022 Academy Award®, BAFTA®, and Golden Globe® Award winner for Best Animated Feature, as they come to life like never before. This adventure on ice transports fans into two of the most popular Disney films as audiences can sing-along to their favorite songs while embracing world-class ice skating, aerial acrobatics and more when Disney On Ice presents Frozen & Encanto skates into Tucson playing from October 12-15, 2023 at Tucson Arena.

Audiences will see Anna, Elsa, Mirabel, and the Madrigal family live, as well as fan favorites Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy, and many more.

Narrating the captivating story of Frozen is Olaf, the lovable snowman who likes warm hugs and all things summer. Astounding ice-skating transports families to Arendelle to be a part of Anna’s adventure to find Elsa, whose icy powers unleashed an eternal winter. Kristoff and Sven take fans along as they encounter wintry conditions in a race to bring back summer.

After a very Frozen adventure, audiences will journey to a vibrant town in the mountains of Colombia where they will meet the Madrigals, an extraordinary family who live in a magical casita in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. Mirabel tells the tale of her amazing family and her journey to save the casita, her enchanted family home, alongside her sisters: Isabela, whose perfection radiates with her ability to make plants grow and flowers bloom with every step, and Luisa, with the gift of super strength that she uses to help her village move buildings and reroute rivers. For the first time live, fans can witness Tia Pepa, who can control the weather with her emotions; her husband Felix; their daughter Dolores, with her gift to hear; and Bruno, the mysterious and misunderstood Madrigal family member whose visions foretold the future.

The only place to see the Madrigal family live!

In the end, audiences will learn that everyone has their own gifts, magical or not, and being true to yourself and loving those around you is what makes you special. YOU are the magic!

WHEN: Thursday, October 12 7:00 PM

Friday, October 13 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 14 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, October 15 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

WHERE: Tucson Arena – 260 S. Church Street Tucson, AZ 85701

TICKETS: Family friendly ticket pricing available – tickets can be

purchased online at HERE or in-person at the venue box office.

*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand.

Steve Miller Band in Tucson!


The Steve Miller Band will be bringing their legendary live show to Tucson Arena on October 25, 2023

The concert will feature special guest Dave Mason, a founding member of Traffic and a solo artist with a string of hit singles. The Steve Miller Band has been touring for over 50 years, and they continue to pack arenas and stadiums around the world. Their concerts are known for their high energy and their mix of classic hits and new material.

We cant wait to go and sing a long! We will be going as a family with our teens.

About Steve Miller BandThe Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1966 by Steve Miller (guitar, vocals) and Boz Burrell (bass). The band has released 21 studio albums, 17 compilation albums, and 2 live albums. They have sold over 50 million records worldwide.

Some of the Steve Miller Band’s most popular songs include “The Joker,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Take the Money and Run,” and “Jungle Love.” The band has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Grammy Hall of Fame.

What: Steve Miller Band with Dave Mason

When: October 25 at 7pm

Where: Tucson Arena

Tickets: HERE

Steve Miller Band

Tuesday, October 3, 2023



i.d.e.a. Museum’s Newest Exhibition Presented by Google Fiber



Mesa, AZ – Experience the magic of prisms and the glow of neon lights in the enchanting world of “Luminous: The Art of Light.” Designed for visitors of all ages, “Luminous” invites families and guests to play, learn and unleash their creativity in a captivating and enchanting world of light. Whether you’re a seasoned art enthusiast or a curious explorer, this extraordinary exhibition promises wonder, discovery and the sheer joy of artistic illumination.


Interactive artmaking and art-viewing experiences will allow guests and families to deepen their understanding of how light plays a role in art and shapes the world around us.


Hands-on experiences include:

  • Shadow Dancing: Colorful shadows are cast on the wall while playful and artistic movement is encouraged.
  • Shadow Sketching: Arrange various magnetic blocks on the wall to cast a shadow. Trace the shadow onto a piece of paper and decorate it.
  • Pixel Play: Create a masterpiece using the larger than life light bright.
  • Interactive Blacklight Chalkboard: Utilize neon chalk under a blacklight to add color to Kyllan Maney’s chalkboard mural.
  • Glow and Show Jellyfish: Create a bioluminescent jellyfish using blacklight reactive art supplies. Bring your jellyfish into the blacklight room to bring it to life.


“Light has been an important part of artistic creations for centuries. Seen in the rich color glowing from sunlight passing through the stained glass of Sainte Chapelle Chapel in Paris, to the stark contrast of light and dark in Caravaggio’s Chiaroscuro paintings; light (or lack of) can provide drama, focus, reverence and wonder, among other effects and emotions,” explains i.d.e.a. Museum Curator, Mike Goodwin. “‘Luminous: The Art of Light’ features more than 30 diverse artists with varying art mediums from Casey Olson’s photography and Snood City’s neon to Kristin Wesley’s black light and Colleen Quigley’s interactive art. The diversity of people, styles and media seen in ‘Luminous’ only reflect a small portion of the incredible talent that is available locally. Curating an exhibit needs to not only celebrate the iconic artists that have thrived but shine a light on new emerging artists that are only just beginning to share their work. Join us to experience the magic of prisms and the glow of UV light!”


“Luminous: The Art of Light” is included with regular museum admission and i.d.e.a. Museum memberships. Google Fiber is the proud presenting sponsor. Additional support is provided by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the i.d.e.a. Museum Foundation. Book your visit to the i.d.e.a. Museum now by visiting The i.d.e.a. Museum is located at 150 W. Pepper Place in Downtown Mesa.



ABOUT i.d.e.a. MUSEUM 

i.d.e.a. Museum is owned and operated by the City of Mesa with support from the i.d.e.a. Museum Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The Museum is centrally located in Downtown Mesa with interactive art exhibitions and STEAM activities aimed to inspire families of all ages and backgrounds to experience their world differently through art, creativity and imagination. For more information, visit

Free Pima Music Showcase Featuring Concert Band, Orchestra, Chorale, Guitar, Mariachi and Jazz, Oct. 22.

 Free Pima Music Showcase Featuring Concert Band, Orchestra, Chorale, Guitar, Mariachi and Jazz, Oct. 22. 

what: Pima Music’s Fall Music Showcase

where: Pima Community College, West Campus, Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Road, 85709

when: Sunday, Oct. 22, 1-5 p.m.

information: Free admission; box office open Tue.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance; 520-206-6986,

Tucson, AZ - The Pima Community College Music Department presents its Fall Music Showcase. Enjoy this eventful afternoon filled with the melodies of our diverse music ensembles. From the harmonious voices of Chorale & College Singers, to the dynamic rhythms of Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Mariachi Ensemble and Orchestra, revel in a symphony of performances.

  • Concert Band

Proscenium Theatre

1 p.m. 

  • Orchestra

Proscenium Theatre

1:30 p.m.

  • Chorale/College Singers

Recital Hall

2 p.m.

  • Guitar Ensemble 

Recital Hall

3 p.m.

  • Jazz Ensemble 

Proscenium Theatre

3:45 p.m.

  • Mariachi Ensemble

Proscenium Theatre

4:30 p.m.

Pima Concert Band, led by Victor Valenzuela, will perform four light selections. From the exciting Pas Redoubl√© to a depiction of a Georgia O’Keeffe painting to two delightful marches, this program is sure to have you tapping your toes!

Pima Orchestra, directed by Anne Grimes, will perform Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty Waltz,” Buxtehude’s “Chaconne” and Stravinsky’s “Berceuse and Finale” from his Firebird Suite.

Pima Chorale & College Singers - Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of this concert, led by Jonathan Ng, D.M.A. This diverse repertoire of performances features a grand mixed-voice choir. PCC Chorale will perform “Laudate!” by John Leavitt, College Singers (a cappella group) will perform “Shenandoah” by Michael J. Trotta. The groups will come together to perform “O Danny Boy” by Bob Chilcott.

Pima Guitar Ensemble, directed by Michael Lich, will perform a program featuring “Songs from the United Kingdom” (“Dacw ‘Nghariad,” “The Water is Wide,” “Scarborough Fair”) arranged by Lou Warde, as well as “Incantation and Rain” by Olga Amelkina-Vera and the premiere performance of “eAnimas” by Michael Lich. The showcase will include special guests from the Music and Dance Academy of Tucson and the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music.

Pima Jazz Ensemble, presents big band classics from Count Basie, Thad Jones, Woody Herman and Buddy Rich, spanning the 1940s to the 1970s. Under the direction of Scott Black, the ensemble will perform iconic compositions transporting audiences to the golden age of big-band jazz.

Pima Mariachi Ensemble - Mariachi Azteca de Pima College, led by Don Fuentes, will perform mariachi standards along with modern compositions, including Mexican variations and styles of the Son, Ranchera, Huasteca and Bolero.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Halloween Events in Tucson Arizona 2023

 Tucson Halloween Events and Fall Activities {2023}

Arizona Families Blog normally posts all of the Fall Events and Halloween Activities and Trick or Treat fun in Tucson. 

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 HERE on the Tucson Daily Calendar

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Monster Jam State Farm Stadium Ticket Giveaway September 30, 2023

 Glendale Monster Jam® Tickets On-Sale

The most action-packed and full-throttle family fun motorsport in the world roars into State Farm Stadium September 30, 2023

 This. Is. Monster Jam™! The most unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable motorsports experience for families and fans in the world today returns to Glendale for an adrenaline-charged weekend at State Farm Stadium on September 30, 2023. At Monster Jam®, world champion athletes and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in wide-open competitions of speed and skill

The excitement begins at the Monster Jam Pit Party fan experience prior to the Saturday event. Fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly activities. This fun-filled experience is the only place that allows people to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built to stand up to the competition

WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 2023

⮚ Event Time – 7:00 PM

⮚ Pit Party open from 2:30 PM–5:30 PM (Event Ticket & Pit Pass required for entry)

WHERE: State Farm Stadium – 1 Cardinals Drive Glendale, AZ 85305

TICKETS: Tickets are affordably priced for the whole family! Tickets and Pit Passes will be available for purchase online at

*Ticket prices subject to change – additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

GIVEAWAY!!  Win 4 tickets to the event and the PIT PARTY! enter on INTAGRAM HERE or FACEBOOK HERE! Ends September 17

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Tucson Christmas Holiday Events & Attractions 2022

Tucson Christmas Holiday Events & Attractions 

There are so many things to do in Tucson for the entire family this year!

 There are Santa sightings,  storytimes, The Nutcracker, cookie decorating, musical performances, snowfall, and so much more!

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