John Dillinger

History buffs and music enthusiasts alike will find something to love at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street, this weekend.

On Friday night, Congress is kicking it's annual two day festival remembering when John Dillinger, Public Enemy No. 1 in the 1930s, was captured by Tucson police. Friday's event, where Congress will turn itself into speakeasy, is only open to the 200 people who purchased tickets in advance.

However, Hotel Congress opens up at 9 a.m. on Saturday for a family-friendly event featuring carnival games, a Dillinger-themed walking tour and Old Time Memory Game Show. The Cup Café, Hotel Congress' restaurant, will feature 1930s-inspired specials for the day.

In the Lobby Gallery there will be a showcase of award winning artist Danny Martin's "Days of Dillinger," a series of illustrations made of India and house paint.

Then, on Sunday, Hotel Congress is hosting a vinyl festival in the evening, from 5 to 7 p.m., with local vendors selling and playing records in the lobby. After the festival, there will be a free after party featuring music by Paul Collins of the Nerves and other touring acts.

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