Bugs and Brews at Playground Bar & Lounge

September 14, 2023
6:00 P.M. 9 P.M. 

You’ve likely heard about dragonflies along the Santa Cruz River, but did you know we have fireflies too? Join Sonoran Institute’s Santa Cruz River experts and the dynamic duo of Michael T. Bogan from UArizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment and Cheryl Mollohan, as they unveil the mesmerizing world of dragonflies and fireflies. Discover the intricacies of bug anatomy, unravel their captivating mating rituals, and uncover the astounding adaptations that have allowed them to evolve and survive in the Sonoran Desert. Join us for a fun family-friendly evening while relaxing in a fun downtown Tucson venue! 

Where: Playground Bar and Lounge (278 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701) 

When: Thursday, September 14, 2023, from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Presentations will start at 6:30 P.M.

Michael T. Bogan of the UArizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment will be sharing the latest updates on his dragonfly research. 

Cheryl Mollohan will share her work on fireflies in Arizona, including those living along the Santa Cruz.  

All are welcome to join!

Register to let us know you’re coming! (This is an open-door event, registration requested but not required). 

Limited food menu and drinks will be available for purchase at Playground. 

The first 40 People to register get a free drink (21+)!


Thank you to our amazing event sponsor: Urban Infill Project

Transforming Communities through small-scale urban infill