Local delights continue to appear on the foodie’s calendar. It’s not about which event you should go to. how manyAn event you should attend. The answer is simple and all. We have a lot to choose from this week, so keep reading.
Also, don’t forget to check the event directory for a complete list of Foodie events taking place this week and other upcoming events.
check out our article “Halloween 2022: Spooky Food and Drink Themed Event in Tucson.” We’ll update the list as more frightening events pop up.
Whiskey Women: Prohibition Women
Thursday, October 20, 6-7:15pm
2106 Forbes Blvd. #103
If you want to learn more about the art of tasting fine whiskey, we invite you to join Janna Hoffman at Join Whiskey Del Bac. Janna guides you through how to taste whiskey, samples whiskey Dell her back expressions, and guides you through conversations about the women under prohibition who created the movement. This event is open to everyone, not just women.
price: $25. Buy your ticket here.
Tucson Chinese Chorizo Festival
October 21 (Friday) to October 23 (Sunday)
If you missed last weekend’s Chorizo Shenanigans, come back!
Enjoy food from the following restaurants this weekend.
- Ceres Tucson
- Charo Vida
- El Charo Cafe
- El Chinito Gordo
- La Cocina
- Penka Restaurant
- Tucson Tamale Market
For the full line-up and details, see our Spicy articleTucson Chinese Chorizo Festival“
City of Gastronomy Cocktail Challenge at Monica
Friday, October 21, 5:30pm-9:00pm
40 E. Congress Street
In Matt Sterner’s words, “If you’re looking for a cocktail to wow, keep scrolling.” Monica hosts an epic night of cocktails and fun. Compete for your votes to win and be named the winner.
- Donna Francis, Union Public House
- Alfredo Aguilar, Gio Peppe
- Delta, Luis Alcala
- Shera Whitaker, Blue Willow
- Carlos Rodriguez, PY Steakhouse
- Katie Wisdom, Parrish
price: $75 per person.
For more information, see the article “Sit back and relax with the Tucson City of Gastronomy Cocktail Challenge“
Gertie and TO BOYS WAILA DANCE FUNDRAISER
Friday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.
La Indita, 722 N. Stone Ave.
If you’re looking for signs to do something for a good cause and have a good time, this is it. is hosting.
price: $20 per person. This includes admission and meal tickets. Children under the age of 13 freedom.
Please support this great cause to keep Odam’s culture alive!
Zumba and Brunch at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic District
Saturday, October 22nd, 8:30am-10:00am
140 N. Main Ave,
Zumba on the weekend!
Held at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, the event is hosted by Cisco Razcon-Camacho, a Zumba instructor and Cafe a la C’Art resident. His younger brother Emmanuel, who also works at the café on weekends, dances with Sunnyside High Folklorico. Proceeds from his Zumba event will be donated to Emmanuel’s class.
price: $15 per person — what a bargain. This includes his hour-long classes with multiple instructors, free admission to museums, and free coffee or mimosas with brunch at the cafe.
Mercadito del Barrio
Saturday, October 22nd, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Galeria Mitotera, 1802 S. Fourth Ave.
Mercadito is back! Stop by for delicious vegan meals and BBQ treats while you start your local Christmas shopping a little early.
BARRIO BREWING CO. BARKS & BREWS
Sunday, October 23, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
800 E. 16th St.
A dog wash that lets you support a cause while drinking beer.here fur that!
Help Vario Brewing collect coveted goods for their furry companions at the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC). You will receive Beer Nickels for every 5 items donated (up to 10 items donated). You can also donate by taking your puppy to the barrio and having it washed. Proceeds will be used to support PACC.
For more information, check out our article Barks & Brews: Cheerful Dog Wash Event at Barrio Brewing Company.
When Som goes wine tasting
Sunday, October 23, 2-2:45 p.m.
George Wine Shop, 5350 E. Broadway Blvd., # 134
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the GEORGE Wine Shop, check it out this Sunday. We will hold a tasting session of 4 kinds of wine made by a world-renowned sommelier.
price: $25 per person. The number of seats is limited. Get your tickets here.
Harvest Moon Culture Fest & Mural Unveiling Ceremony
Sunday, October 23, 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Old Town Artisans, 201 N. Court Ave.
It will be a night of celebration and dancing with Tohono O’odham Waila Bands Gertie & the TO Boyz, Papago Warrior and classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala. They will present an interactive mural project by local artists Johanna Martinez, Lac Salwei and Serena Tan of Luxate Artists Collective.
The stories, songs, and lore of the Knowledge Keepers of Southern Arizona are depicted in murals from experts, historians, seed collectors, farmers, and artisans throughout the borderlands. Check out the local vendors, sample local ingredients and dishes made by local chefs here in Southern Arizona, and enjoy the cool vibe and history of the Old Town Artisans courtyard.
price: Suggested a $20 donation at the door.
Zona 78 Rhone Wine Dinner
Monday, October 24th at 6pm
7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Join Zona 78 for a wonderful Rhone wine dinner of 5 courses and 5 wines. Call (520) 296-7878 to make an appointment.