What we’re about
Tucson Atheists--there are more of you than you know--is now increasing our activity, organizing, and beginning to recruit more.
Membership not required to come to meetings.
Come out and let's have reasonable discussions.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- TRIVIA NIGHT - Bawker Bawker400 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ
Bawker Bawker Cider House
400 North 4th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705
Following two weeks of basking in the afterglow of our first place finish we shall put our reputation on the line and try this place again
Due to the changes at Dillingers, it was decided the change in venue was in order. The system at BB is by TeamTrivia and is quite low-tech. Questions are announced over the PA system and answers are submitted on paper to the controller. Noise was not a problem as most people there were playing the trivia and hushed up during the reading of the questions. We may need to get creative with the seating if we get a big group (>6).
I am not aware of any maximum allowable team size. Any fewer than 3 attendees and I usually cancel the event. It’s free and there are prizes although I’m sure the establishment would like you to buy something.
I will get there an hour or so early to secure a table and (maybe) have a bite to eat. Look for me in a bright yellow baseball cap.
Please note that this is not an atheist-centric event. It is open to the general public. Our purpose is to have a pleasant evening and perhaps win something.
- December Atheists Meetup at New LocationKettle Restaurant, Tucson, AZ
Thanks to Stuart, we may have a new meeting location. Home - Kettle Restaurant (kettlerestaurantaz.com) Let's give it a try. The meeting room is separated from the main restaurant. It is large, rectangular and will fit us nicely. The owner would like us to order food and requires a small payment. It is nicer than any previous meeting location.
The subject of the meeting will be "The Reason for the Season." It will include plenty of opportunity for discussion. We'll also discuss the Winter Solstice Celebration that will happen on the 21st.
Let's give this place a try.
Please RSVP and text any questions or suggestions to (520)370-8420. Looking forward to "for real" face to face meeting.
BTW, Nancy and I will be arriving a bit early to set up the room and get our dinner before the meeting. You're welcome to do the same.
- 2023 Winter Solstice Celebration at the Lacey'sNeeds location
It's once again time to announce the annual Winter Solstice Celebration for the Tucson Atheists. Unlike the Halloween Party, this one is specifically for the members and guests of the Tucson Atheists Meetup Group.
The start of the party will be at 6 P.M. this year. The lighting of the Solstice Celebratory Fire will be at 6:18 P.M. one hour past the official sunset at 5:18 P.M. I'm pushing it back an hour to give everyone a chance to get to the party and settle in before the actual lighting of the fire. Please, arrive as close to on time as possible. The fire lighting is worth seeing (IMHO).
Here is what you can expect:
End of year comments along with the Fire Lighting Demonstration.
Potluck Dinner (more on this later--keep reading)
Drinks of all kinds
A game playing area (Cards Against Humanity or other games)
A warm fire for socialization
More on the Potluck:
Nancy will be preparing a large quantity of Tortilla Soup--2 versions, meat and meatless. Feel free to bring whatever you want to contribute to this year-end feast.
When you don't know what to bring:
Consider these options:
Chicken-Wings, Fried, Whole Roasted, Shredded
Sandwich Wraps, Rollups
Meat/Cheese Trays (usually with crackers)
Crusty or Artisan Bread
Of course, you can also bring "Winter Solstice Spirits" to share: Wine, Beer, Booze, Egg Nog...whatever you want.
If you have special dietary requirements, bring what works for you.
Homemade Stews and Soups are usually good. (Put your name on them and know what's in them)
More on the Season:
There are many celebrations that take place during this time of year, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and others. The reason for the season varies depending on the celebration. For instance, Christmas is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. It is believed that Jesus was born on December 25th, and this day is celebrated as Christmas Day. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Kwanzaa is an African American holiday that celebrates African American culture and heritage. It is celebrated from December 26th to January 1st. Other celebrations include the Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year and the beginning of winter, and New Year’s Eve, which marks the end of one year and the beginning of another.
- Drinking GodlesslyThe Depot Bar and Grill, Tucson, AZ
This is a regularly scheduled meetup for Drinking Godlessly! The Depot is near Country Club and Fort Lowell.
The event officially kicks off at 6, but that's as official as it gets. Feel free to join us later if you can't make it early - we're often there until 10pm or later. It is a very popular meetup in which we solve most of the world's problems - until next time. Join us and help us come up with solutions!
The goal of these meetups is to have fun socializing with fellow atheists, skeptics and freethinkers. We will have no agenda, and no lectures, though you can expect a fair bit of atheism talk. Other topics include sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
Hope to see you all there!