Things To Do In Casas Adobes

Admission for Two to Apocalypse on July 26 at 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 p.m. at The Slaughterhouse (50% Off)

The Slaughterhouse

Tucson

$50 $25

Groups use provided weapons to battle undead visitors during apocalyptic experience

Admission for Two or Four to the JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show (50% Off)

JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show

Tucson Expo Center

$16 $8

Cash-and-carry gem and jewelry show featuring wholesale finished jewelry and loose stones

Comedy for Charity at Fox Theatre on September 21 at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Comedy for Charity

Fox Theatre

$38 $19

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Bill Dawes and Jill Bryan lead a night of laughs, music, and dance to benefit Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse

Two Hours of Billiards and Two Drinks for Two or Four at Pockets Pool & Pub (Up to 63% Off)

Pockets Pool & Pub

Pockets Pool & Pub

$40 $15

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Players at 18 tables sip beers, cocktails, and soda

Monument Valley Tour for Two or Four from Redstone Tours (Up to 41% Off)

Redstone Tours

On Location

$438 $259

Explore historic Cameron Trading Post and Monument Valley Tribal Park; observe the Painted Desert; eat lunch overlooking Monument Valley

Outdoor Boot-Camp Fitness Classes at Xtreme Sports and Fitness (Up to 79% Off). Three Options Available.

Xtreme Sports and Fitness

Multiple Locations

$72 $29

Trainers motivate groups through workouts that improve physical strength, muscle tone, and overall health

Five or Ten Semi-Private Pilates Classes or Three Private Pilates Classes at Red Monkey Studio (Up to 78% Off)

Red Monkey Studio

Catalina Foothills Estates

$175 $39

Groups of four flex aboard Pilates equipment during quartet classes; students receive one-on-one instruction during private sessions

Haunted Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (48% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Tucson

$50 $25.99

A two-hour walking tour covers the creepy history of Tuscon's most haunted areas, such as the Fox Theater

10 or 20 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Purgatory (Up to 62% Off)

CrossFit Purgatory

Ward 6

$120 $49

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Certified coaches lead students in scalable CrossFit workouts with elements of weightlifting, gymnastics, and kettlebell training

Fused-Glass Class for One, Two, or Four at P.M. Johnson Design Studio (Up to 58% Off)

P.M. Johnson Design Studio

Bear Canyon

$100 $49

Apply newly learned skills and glass-fusing techniques to create a vase or plate

One, Three, or Six Customized Chemical Peels at Everlasting Images Institute (Up to 58% Off)

Everlasting Images Institute

Ward 1

$90 $45

Chemical peel reduces fine lines and boosts collagen production after deep cleansing and toning; cool mask and moisturizer also included

Personal Training or 21 Days of Unlimited Group Fitness for One or Two at Psychosomatic Fitness (Up to 60% Off)

Psychosomatic Fitness

Tucson

$147 $59

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One-on-one personal training and boot camps and group-fitness classes help exercisers reach their goals

10 or 20 Cardio Kung Fu Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at A-Long's Kung Fu Academy (Up to 76% Off)

A-Long's Kung Fu Academy

East Tucson

$100 $29

Instructors lead full-body workouts that focus on flexibility, core strength, and cardiovascular health in half-hour cardio kung fu classes

Kickboxing or X-treme Fitness Classes at Force Kickboxing & Fittness (Up to 71% Off)

Force Kickboxing & Fittness

Myers

$100 $39

Trainers help clients reach their goals with kickboxing's blend of martial arts and boxing or X-treme Fitness's intense functional training

Standup Comedy for Two or Four at Laffs Comedy Caffe (Up to 53% Off)

Laffs Comedy Caffe

Broadmoor-Broadway

$60 $28

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32-year-old club keeps chuckles rolling with a nation-touring lineup including Floyd J. Phillips, Nick Hoff, Mark Poolos, and Hippieman

Six Weeks or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions at Bodyzen Boot Camps (Up to 63% Off)

Bodyzen Boot Camps

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

30- to 45-minute boot-camp workouts challenge physiques to swing kettlebells, stretch resistance bands & hoist bodyweight

Counting Crows with Special Guest Toad the Wet Sprocket at AVA Amphitheater on Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m. (Up to 35% Off)

Counting Crows

AVA Amphitheater

$34 $22

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Alt-rockers behind "Mr. Jones" and "Hanginaround" join folk-pop band known for hits "All I Want" and "Something's Always Wrong"

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

General Admission for Two or Four to Culinary Experience on Saturday, June 28 (50% Off)

Culinary Experience

The Westin La Paloma

$20 $10

Culinary expo showcases local chef demonstrations, new kitchen technology, and more; valid only on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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In 1984, Space Biospheres Ventures purchased a few unassuming acres north of Tucson in the shadow the Santa Catalina Mountains. There, the company expanded its sci-fi-sounding activities?the development of space-colonization technology?and built what would evolve into Biosphere 2.

Designed to re-create Earth's ecosystems, the gigantic glass enclosure (some 7.2 million cubic feet and 91 feet tall in some parts) is famous for housing biospherians in the 1990s. The researchers lived completely sealed inside for extended periods, giving scientists groundbreaking data on human survivability and interaction with particular bionetworks.

The University of Arizona had the 40-acre Biosphere 2 campus donated in 2011, maintaining it as a hub of serious research while expanding its mission to encompass interactive educational outreach. Each year, thousands pass through the on-site labs and classrooms as well as stroll the Biosphere 2 interior to view films, experience multimedia exhibits, or embark on guided tours. Tours venture into the actual ecosystems, allowing earthlings to note biodiversity, smell fresh precipitation in the rain forest, and savor the softness of savannah grassland underfoot until the resident grumpy old man yells at you to get the heck off his lawn. Before their dramatic conclusion at a million-gallon ocean tank, tours delve into the basement to explore the technosphere, where visitors can witness the deep inhales and exhales of the sphere?s respiratory system.

32540 South Biosphere Road
Tucson,
AZ
US

At Danzon! School of Dance, professional dancer and dance instructor L. Perez gets toes tapping for beginners and advanced students with his expertise in more than 20 different styles of partner dances, including ballroom, Latin, swing, and salsa. Single dancers or dancing pairs claim the entire studio space during private lessons, twirling and gliding across the floating Brazilian-cherry-wood floor uninhibited by other dancers or rogue leg warmers.

13008 N Salt Cedar Dr.
Oro Valley,
Arizona
US

Despite what owner Rachel Yaseen has discovered for herself, she knows that cooking organic, healthful meals might seem intimidating to some. At The Organic Kitchen, she works to banish those impressions and inspire students with her own enthusiasm for natural foods, whether through cooking classes or intensive workshops. “Students learn to eat outside of the industrial food chain,” noted reporter Emily Gindlesparger of Zócalo Tucson magazine, “developing instead the creativity to source from their own yards and work with ingredients available in the Southwest throughout the seasons.”

Pupils learn to improve their eating habits and concoct quick and simple at-home feasts that draw on local veggies, grains, beans, herbs, and spices. Each class features only gluten-free recipes, and the sessions focus on culinary traditions from India, the Mediterranean, and other regions. Pantry makeovers go even further, helping facilitate lifestyle shifts with cooking classes and one-on-one coaching to rid kitchens of powdered hot dogs. When not educating, the chefs handcraft gluten- and soy-free Hiker-Biker bars from local honey and dates.

Pupils learn to improve their eating habits and concoct quick and simple at-home feasts that draw on local veggies, grains, beans, herbs, and spices. Each class features only gluten-free recipes, and the sessions focus on culinary traditions from India, the Mediterranean, and other regions. Pantry makeovers go even further, helping facilitate lifestyle shifts with cooking classes and one-on-one coaching to rid kitchens of powdered hot dogs. When not educating, the chefs handcraft gluten- and soy-free Hiker-Biker bars from local honey and dates.

100 South Avenida del Convento
Tucson,
AZ
US

The instructors at Red Monkey Studio train the bodies and minds to function at their peak performance levels. The community-based fitness center welcomes guests to its supportive, energetic environment that features group classes such as Pilates, yoga, Dance for Fitness, and core training. TRX Suspension Training helps clients sculpt arms with svelte precision while Barre classes teach them to build strength from within. Bevies of fitness fans swivel their hips during Zumba classes or amp up endurance during cross conditioning. Those looking for goal-orientated, customized training programs can enlist a member of the personal training team who can custom a workout plan that fits any lifestyle.

3001 E Skyline Dr
Tucson,
AZ
US

Saguaro Aquatics' indoor and outdoor swimming pools double as recreational venues and classrooms. Instructors guide swimmers 6 months and older in group or private swimming lessons that cover the techniques for mastering strokes and growing gills. The noncompetitive synchronized-swimming club practices their aquatic art form twice weekly, and boot camp participants jump in and out of the pool for boxing, cardio, and swimming exercises. During Kids' Night Out, little ones enjoy themed games, crafts, and snacks while a projector showcases a kid-appropriate movie on a 15-foot screen. The club recently expanded its portfolio to include the landsport tennis.

2045 W Omar Dr
Tucson,
AZ
US

High above the Sonoran desert, on the Tohono O'odham Reservation, the Kitt Peak National Observatory keeps track of the night sky with the world's largest collection of independent telescopes. Throughout the day, guides lead tours of three of the behemoths, including the world's largest solar telescope and a historic gazing dome built in 1973 to broadcast the moon explorers’ games of golf. On those chilly desert evenings, visitors can take part in the nightly observing program and view distant planets and far-off galaxies through 20- and 16-inch telescopes. Reservations are recommended; the program is quite popular and stars tend to shyly hide behind comets around large groups.

950 North Cherry Avenue
Tucson,
AZ
US