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    From beer contests to film fests, there’s plenty to experience in Tucson this weekend

    Victoria Pereira

    Tiger’s Taproom inside the Hotel Congress serves several beers on tap, but home brews will take the spotlight during the Born and Brewed event this weekend. Local brewers will compete for the titles of best overall brew and best seasonal brew while attendees enjoy samples and live music.

    Born and Brewed — Visit the Hotel Congress this Friday and Saturday for the hotel’s fourth annual Born and Brewed competition. Tonight from 7-10 p.m., attendees can taste-test local brewers’ concoctions as they compete to be named the best overall and seasonal brews while enjoying live music from LeeAnne Savage and the Curveball Cowboys. The party continues on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. with a bike pub tour, a barbecue beer garden in the Hotel Congress Plaza and more live music. Tickets are $35 at the door each day.

    Santa Cruz County Fair — For those who want to embark on a bit of an adventure, Sonoita Fairgrounds is celebrating the 100th birthday of the Santa Cruz County Fair with a weekend packed full of contests, shows, performances, exhibits, booths, vendors and everything else you need for a good old-fashioned county fair. There’s a barbecue and dance tonight from 5-10 p.m., a car show on Sunday afternoon and even a fireworks display tomorrow night. For the full schedule of events, visit

    International Observe the Moon Night — Wait for the sun to set, grab a telescope and take part in an event happening around the world. Tomorrow night is International Observe the Moon Night, an event that reminds people to look up every once in a while and say hello to our big, crater-filled neighbor in the sky. While viewers don’t need to be in a specific place or even use a telescope to take part in the event, the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium is holding its own Observe the Moon Night tonight from 5-10 p.m., complete with various activities and a moon talk to kick off the center’s first Moon Week. And if you’re wondering why the event is a day early, ask the gigantic tailgating crowd that will be here come tomorrow night.

    Arizona Underground Film Festival — For the eighth year in a row, The Screening Room will be hosting the grungy and eclectic Arizona Underground Film Festival. The fest kicks off tonight with screenings continuing until Sept. 26, with every day bringing a new film. A handful of these features will be making their world or Tucson premieres, and they are sure to be a change of pace from what screens at the Cineplex or Century 20. For a full schedule of films and to purchase tickets, visit

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