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After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living Magazine, Laura Tanzer, Mrs. Green’s World, Borderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion about a different topic each month. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
The events will be at Laura Tanzer’s Atelier on 410 N. Toole Ave. #110, on the last Wednesday of every month, except for November and December. The events will be from 5:30pm 7:30pm.
Join Maynards for the second annual Grapes to Glass festival: A unique celebration of Arizona art & wine in Tucson’s historic train depot.
Taste wine from nine Arizona wineries and enjoy light bites and a commemorative wine glass + yoke. See local art on display and the G.O.A.T. (Glassblowing on a Trailer) from Sonoran Glass School!
A portion of your ticket benefits the Arizona Vigneron’s Alliance. This alliance was created between our local wineries and they are “dedicated to challenging ourselves and each other to improve and protect our Arizona Wine Growing regions.”
Delectables owner Donna Fiore was the first to introduce gourmet items to Fourth Avenue in the 70s back when the Avenue moved at a slower pace. The menu showcased mustards, pates and imported cheeses that Fiore had specially shipped in from New York long before such products were common. Housed in a converted vintage motorcycle dealership, Delectables has always served as a place for students, locals and guests to relax and grow with Tucson through the city’s changes. Between their gourmet menu, sophisticated catering and mouth-watering pastry case, Delectables has something for everyone. Delectables offers “Yappee Hour” on Mondays for patrons with pups, half priced wine bottles on Wednesdays, Poker Night Thursdays and an ever changing lineup of entertainment. Their “customers and staffers for life” program is a strong one and still evolves today as new folks walk thru the door.
The Small Scale Arizona Food Producer's Forum provides the space for small-scale farmers to convene, acquire knowledge in growing, processing, and selling, share best practices, and celebrate community.
Downtown’s crown jewel, Fox Theatre presents live performances, classic movies & special events in this acoustically superb & fully restored 1930's southwestern Art Deco theatre. Call 520.547.3040, visit foxtucsonthatre.org or view LFA listing.
Proper serves brunch, lunch & dinner daily. Our upscale menu features fresh, straightforward food with quality ingredients from local & regional sources. Sustainable. Local. Organic. Call 520.396.3357, visit propertucson.com or view LFA listing.
The Hopyard is a full-service deli that also carries a wide selection of market items, desserts & local coffee. Call 520.300.6256, visit facebook.com/hopyard.deli or view LFA listing.
The Old Market Inn Tile Shop: Custom, ready to hang, one of a kind hand glazed tile murals & trivets made in our studio in the heart of downtown Tucson. Call 520.624.4117, visit carlyquinndesigns.com or view LFA listing.
One of Tucson’s most enduring art spaces, Etherton Gallery specializes in rare, vintage & contemporary fine art photography. Also showcases work by top regional artists. Call 520.624.7370, visit ethertongallery.com or view LFA listing.
Exo Roast Co., Tucson’s finest craft-roasted, specialty coffee. We purvey the highest quality coffees without the high brow attitude in a historical, intimate cafe setting. Call 520.777.4709, visit exocoffee.com or view LFA listing.
Reilly Craft Pizza is an upscale pizzeria in a modern-meets-historic setting. We have a full bar with wine, cocktails & a craft beer garden. Call 520.882.5550, visit reillypizza.com or view LFA listing.
Help us craft & paint our iconic Ben’s Bells. Shop for “be kind” apparel & gifts. Your support furthers our mission of inspiring intentional kindness! Call 520.628.2829, visit bensbells.org or view LFA listing. Two locations: 40 W. Broadway Blvd & 816 E. University Blvd.
Children’s Museum Tucson is where imagination & learning connect with interactive, educational & hands-on exhibits for the young & young at heart! Call 520.792.9985, visit childrensmuseumtucson.org or view LFA listing.
Cafe Passe: Locally roasted coffee & espresso, handcrafted cocktails, beer & wine & delicious food in a relaxing atmosphere. Patio Bar. Live Music. Happy hour daily 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Call 520.624.4411, visit cafepasse.com or view LFA listing.
Borderlands Brewing Company: Unique beers brewed with local ingredients. On tap throughout Tucson & Phoenix, & available at the brewery Wednesday through Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. Call 520.261.8773, visit borderlandsbrewing.com or view LFA listing.
Tucson Thrift Shop: Funky hybrid of vintage & new featuring streetwear, theme party & costuming. Jewelry, hats, props, wigs, accessories & more. A fun place to shop! Call 520.623.8736, visit tucsonthriftshop.com or view LFA listing.
Maynards Kitchen features French inspired American food made fresh daily with local ingredients. Maynards Market features quick-service, chef prepared food to eat in or take away. Call 520.545.0577, visit maynardstucson.com or view LFA listing.
Che’s Lounge: Tucson’s favorite for over a decade. The perfect place to meet friends, listen to music, enjoy great cocktails & take in the 4th Avenue vibe. Call 520.623.2088, visit cheslounge.com or view LFA listing.
Home to the historic hotel, Cup Café, Club Congress & Copper Hall, Hotel Congress is at the center of history & entertainment in downtown Tucson. Call 520.622.8848, visit hotelcongress.com or view LFA listing.
La Cocina Restaurant: Bar! Food! Music! Creative cocktails & local beer; globally inspired food; live music & DJ’s. Courtyard dining; cantina; European style pub. Lunch, dinner, weekend brunch. Call 520.622.0351, visit lacocinatucson.com or view LFA listing.
Mercado San Agustin: Tucson’s public market is a great place to shop for locally made products, savor border-style treats or relax at one of the many courtyard events. Call 520.461.1107, visit mercadosanagustin.com or view LFA listing.
Ordinary Bike Shop: Friendly, experienced bike shop offering a full range of products to suit the needs of commuters, tourers, road, mountain, or the casual recreational rider. Call 520.622.6488, visit ordinarybikeshop.com or view LFA listing.
MAST, in the Mercado San Agustin, offers genuine radical wares including handcrafted jewelry, leather goods, select wearables, accessories, home goods & furnishings for the whole family. Call 520.495.5920, visit ilovemast.com or view LFA listing.
Barb’s Frame Of Mind: Custom picture framing, from museum & traditional styles, to our classic specialty hand-painted frames. Also a fine selection of posters, both framed & unframed. Call 520.620.0932, visit barbsframeofmind.com or view LFA listing.
Celebrate your individuality everyday with Buffalo Exchange, where you can find new & recycled fashion that embraces the uniqueness & creative culture of Tucson. Call 520.882.2939, visit buffaloexchange.com or view LFA listing.
Pop-Cycle features fantastic gifts, apparel, furniture & paper goods all made from sustainable, organic & up-cycled materials. Many items made in-house or locally. Treat yourself! Call 520.622.3297, visit popcycleshop.com or view LFA listing.
Originate Natural Building Materials Showroom: Innovative green design. Eco-friendly building materials made from natural, renewable & recycled sources. Flooring, countertops, paint, plaster, cabinetry, plywoods, arch. salvage. Call 520.792.4207, visit originateNBM.com or view LFA listing.
Perri Jewelers: Trusted since 1945, Downtown Tucson’s little jewelry store offers fine jewelry, diamonds, watches, custom design, watch & jewelry repair, hand & machine engraving. Call 520.624.4311, visit www.perrijewelers.com or view LFA listing.
Antigone Books is a zany, independent & 100% solar-powered bookstore. We carry excellent books for all ages plus a large selection of fabulous gifts & cards. Call 520.792.3715, visit antigonebooks.com or view LFA listing.
Atelier de LaFleur brings the essence of a European flower market to downtown. Shop for exquisite flora arrangements, orchids, native plant collections & eco-gifts. Call 520.548.1338, visit lafleurplantscapes.com or view LFA listing.