Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort – November 18, 2016

When artisan desserts and craft beverages whisk together, a soufflé of deliciousness rises. The Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge combines more than 40 desserts with cocktail, beer and wine samplings, a silent auction, and entertainment – all to raise dough for arts education. Culinary arts will be whisked into each layer of the event. Area chefs, bakers, restaurants, chefs and more will compete for top honors in the special event, that is sweet beyond compare.

La Encantada Fine Art Festival

La Encantada Shopping Center – January 21, 2017

From metalwork to locally-designed fashion, the La Encantada Fine Art Festival is sure to be a visual surprise for all ages. The majestic garden courtyard of La Encantada stages the visual fine art festival, featuring the finest artwork in Southern Arizona and captivating performances set in breath-taking mountain views as attendees browse extraordinary art in all forms. This limited capacity show brings the region’s finest artists in touch with the community to display and sell their handcrafted work.

Tower of Power

Rialto Theatre – January 21, 2017

Tower of Power is an American R&B-based horn section and band, originating in Oakland, California, that has been performing since 1968. They are best known for their funky soul sound highlighted by a powerful horn section and precisely syncopated bass-guitar lines. There have been a number of lead vocalists, the most well-known being Lenny Williams, who fronted the band between early 1973 and late 1974, the period of their greatest commercial success. Their highest-charting songs include “You’re Still a Young Man”, “So Very Hard to Go”, “Soul With a Capital S”, “Soul Vaccination”, “What Is Hip?”, and “Don’t Change Horses (in the Middle of a Stream)”.

SAVOR Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival

Tucson Botanical Gardens – February 04, 2017

Tucson’s culinary prestige and slow food movement has been growing each year, and now is the time to SAVOR. Indulge in the flavors of Southern Arizona’s culinary arts at the 4th Annual Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival surrounded by the colorful floral blooms of the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Featuring over 60 of the region’s finest chefs, wineries, breweries, local foods and restaurants highlighting exceptional menu tastings. This foodie festival will showcase the diversity of the heritage foods and ingredients throughout the Southwest region.The event also features live entertainment, native food education, activities, and a one-of-a kind opportunity to interface with some of Southern Arizona’s most exceptional chef’s, food purveyors, wine growers and craft breweries.