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Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:05 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

THEATER

 Wednesday to Friday, April 28-30

• Enjoy the CDO High School Canyon Players presentation of a play adaptation of Robert Fulghum's All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Details: 7 p.m.; Canyon Del Oro High School Little Theater; 25 W. Calle Concordia; $3; 696-5560.

 

Friday to Sunday,  April 30-May 16

• Enjoy a masterpiece of love and jealousy as the Rogue Theatre presents Shakespeare's Othello. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; 300 E. University Blvd., Suite 150; $24; 551-2053.

Saturday to Sunday, May 1-2

• Enjoy a series of disguises, mistaken identities, and high-jinks, with an effervescent finale at the Arizona Opera performance of the Barber of Seville. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; 800-745-3000.

 

Sunday, May 2

• Listen to the evocative, touching and at times amusing Love Letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together but went their separate ways. Details: 7:30 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse, 38691 S. MountainView Blvd.; $20, $16 in advance; 818-1000.

 

Tuesday, May 4

• Enjoy an Evening of Opera Scenes. Details: 3 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $5.

 

MUSIC

Thursday, April 29

• Listen to the contemporary music of the new group Quiet Fire Trio with some familiar faces, master flautist Gary Stroutsos; guitarist Will Eaton, and percussionist Will Clipman. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $18, $12 members; 742-6455.

• Listen to the joint concert of the Pima Community College Music Wind Ensemble and the Canyon del Oro High School Concert Band. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

 

Saturday, May 1

• Listen to Nancy Ostromencki and Friends at the Music Link Benefit Recital. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Steinway Piano Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 117; $15, $12 students; 888-325-9797.

• Enjoy an evening of wonderful music that will send you home whistling and singing at the All American Concert of the Civic Orchestra of Tucson. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $18, $15 in advance; 818-1000.

 

Saturday to Sunday, May 1-2

• Listen to the internationally recognized Reveille Men's Chorus presenting a concert of Broadway show tunes. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $10-20; 304-1758.

 

 Sunday, May 2

• Enjoy Vive la France, music of Poulenc and Ravel featuring the Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Choir and UA Symphonic Choir. Details: 3 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $5.

• Listen to internationally recognized queen of classic jazz and blues in the style of the 1940s and 1950s Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers as the Tucson Jazz Society presents Jazz under the Stars. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.; $10-20; 903-1265.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, April 29

• Help support Tu Nidito Children and Family Services at the Arts Touching Lives Celebration with live entertainment and refreshments. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Pamela Laurence Collection at La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; 577-4994.

 

Friday, April 30

• View the Fashion Design: Spring Fashion Show, a runway show featuring designs by Pima Community College students. Details: 7 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; free; 206-6986.

 

Friday to Saturday, April 30-May 1

• Enjoy a multi-cultural festival that features food tasting, cultural activities and ethnic entertainment from the world's Asian countries at the first Tucson Taste of Asia. Details: 4-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road; $3, under 12 free; food/beverage tasting tickets sold separately; 979-1552.

 

Saturday, May 1

• See more than 250 hot rod cars at the Tucson Street Rod Association Rodder Days. Details: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fourth Avenue and 6th Street; free; 624-5004.

• Take a self-guided tour of koi ponds in and around the Tucson area to see different types, water plants, filtration systems and learn about koi fish at the Southern AZ Koi Association Parade of Ponds. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $5; www.sakoia.org or 628-0381.

• Celebrate May Day at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures with local entertainers, a May Pole dance, arts and crafts, and a magic show. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive; $7, $6 seniors/military; $5 youth; 881-0606.

• Buy, sell or trade just about anything and everything or donate school/art supplies for area schools at the Marana BaZaar. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell District Park; free; 861-7442.

• Bring the whole family to Northwest Fire/Rescue's 13th annual Burn Buster Blast featuring kid's games and activities, clowns, entertainment, health and safety displays, and vintage fire engines. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 887-1010.

 

Saturday to Sunday, May 1-2

• Sing along with the Tucson Kitchen Musicians at the Tucson Folk Festival featuring national and local musicians, workshops, and varied food and crafts booths. Details: 12-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday; El Presidio Park, 160 W. Alameda Street; free; 792-6481.

 

Sunday, May 2

• Celebrate nature, health and well-being with cooking and fitness demonstrations, wellness experts and guest speakers, guided tours, exhibits, and giveaways at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Wellness and Lifestyle Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $7 garden admission, $3 children; 326-9686.

Through Sunday, July 18

• View a multi-media War Brides exhibit focusing on the experiences of British and European women who arrived in North America as War Brides and their personal journeys as they followed their military husbands from Britain, Holland, Italy, Belgium and France to the United States and Canada, starting in 1942. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road; included with $12.75-$15.50 museum admission; 574-0462.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, April 29

• View part 3 of Pueblo People, a DVD program which follows the descendents of the Anasazi after 1300 A.D, and discusses their struggle to survive and maintain an integrated culture. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

• Learn about Synergy in the Desert: The Sonoran Habitat with the iconic saguaro as the focal point of a discussion about how the parts of the desert work together to create a unique environment. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Friday, April 30

• Get tips on Preparing the Garden for Summer Whether You are Home or Away from the Pima County Extension Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

 

Saturday, May 1

• Get a unique look into the lives of the Navajo artisans who create stunning Navajo rugs with Carter Allen, author of The Weavers Way: Navajo Profiles . Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

 

Wednesday, May 5

• Learn about the natural history of our local bobcats and how we can comfortably coexist with them in their Sonoran Desert from state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator Kathie Schroeder and her bobcat. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

OUTDOORS

Tuesday, May 4

• Take a Tohono Chul Park-sponsored trip to Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains, one of the premiere birding sites in the United States. Details: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; $105, $95 members (includes transportation, usage fees, guide services and a boxed lunch); 742-6455.

 

CHILDREN

Thursday, April 29

• Get into the rhythm of some fun musical beats from around the world, play instruments and learn some folk dances at a Musical Extravaganza for kids ages 6-11 to celebrate Dia de Los Ninos/Dia de los Libros. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Road; free; 791-4010.

 

Saturday, May 1

• Enjoy healthy snacks, demonstrations, food, rock climbing, Wii Fitness and a variety of organizations promoting healthy practices at the Wealth of Health Fun Exploration for Families. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave; free admission May 1 only; 792-9985.

• Listen to selected poems by Francisco X. Alarcón Words and Other Voices: Palabras y Otras Voces suitable for ages 4-8 performed in English and Spanish presented by the UA School of Theatre Arts. Details: 2:30 p.m.; Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, 5403 W. Trails End Road; free; 621-5620.

 

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, May 1

• Meet the artist and enjoy her paintings at the Southwest Whimsy — Acrylic Paintings by Pam Davidson reception. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

 

Saturday to Friday, May 1-28

• View the hand-stitched newsprint sculptures of Nick Georgiou and the portraits and landscapes of Titus Castanza. Details: 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686. Artists Reception May 7, 5-7:30 p.m.

 

Saturdays & Sundays, through May 2

• View local residents' artwork at the Overton Art Group of Pima County Parks and Recreation Show and Sale. Details: 2-4 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays; Northwest Community Friends Church, 5950 N. La Cañada Drive; free.

 

Through Tuesday, June 8

• Recognize the creative talents of high school students from Cochise, Santa Cruz and Pima counties at the Congressional Student Art Exhibit. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Gallery, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

 

Through Saturday, Sept. 18

• View the Mexico bicentennial exhibit Salvador Corona: Matador to Muralist illustrating pastoral scenes of Mexico's past at the Arizona State Museum. Details: open daily except Sundays and major holidays; 1031 E. University Blvd.; $5, children free; 621-6302.

 

HEALTH

Saturday to Sunday, May 1-2

• Live in Harmony with the Sun at the Arizona Cancer Center's Skin Cancer Institute and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum interactive educational displays, screenings, and a sun safe clothing fashion show. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; included with museum admission $13, $4.25 children; 626-1037.

 

Tuesday, May 4

• A Lemon a Day Keeps the Doctor Away according to University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health dean and professor Dr. Iman Hakim in her discussion of the benefits of citrus peel and cancer prevention. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

 

Wednesday, May 5

• Become better informed to be a self-advocate in the face of chronic or life altering health conditions with information from Disability Assessment Services and Research director Dr. David Smith at the Living Healthy with Arthritis series. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; University Medical Center, Chase Bank Auditorium 8403, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-5040.

 

Wednesday, May 5

• Learn about the natural history of our local bobcats and how we can comfortably coexist with them in their Sonoran Desert from state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator Kathie Schroeder and her bobcat. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

OUTDOORS

Tuesday, May 4

• Take a Tohono Chul Park-sponsored trip to Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains, one of the premiere birding sites in the United States. Details: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; $105, $95 members (includes transportation, usage fees, guide services and a boxed lunch); 742-6455.

 

CHILDREN 

Thursday, April 29

• Get into the rhythm of some fun musical beats from around the world, play instruments and learn some folk dances at a Musical Extravaganza for kids ages 6-11 to celebrate Dia de Los Ninos/Dia de los Libros. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Road; free; 791-4010.

 

Saturday, May 1

• Enjoy healthy snacks, demonstrations, food, rock climbing, Wii Fitness and a variety of organizations promoting healthy practices at the Wealth of Health Fun Exploration for Families. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave; free admission May 1 only; 792-9985.

• Listen to selected poems by Francisco X. Alarcón Words and Other Voices: Palabras y Otras Voces suitable for ages 4-8 performed in English and Spanish presented by the UA School of Theatre Arts. Details: 2:30 p.m.; Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, 5403 W. Trails End Road; free; 621-5620.

 

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, May 1

• Meet the artist and enjoy her paintings at the Southwest Whimsy — Acrylic Paintings by Pam Davidson reception. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

 

Saturday to Friday, May 1-28

• View the hand-stitched newsprint sculptures of Nick Georgiou and the portraits and landscapes of Titus Castanza. Details: 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686. Artists Reception May 7, 5-7:30 p.m.

 

Saturdays & Sundays, through May 2

• View local residents' artwork at the Overton Art Group of Pima County Parks and Recreation Show and Sale. Details: 2-4 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays; Northwest Community Friends Church, 5950 N. La Cañada Drive; free.

 

Through Tuesday, June 8

• Recognize the creative talents of high school students from Cochise, Santa Cruz and Pima counties at the Congressional Student Art Exhibit. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Gallery, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

 

HEALTH

Saturday to Sunday, May 1-2

• Live in Harmony with the Sun at the Arizona Cancer Center's Skin Cancer Institute and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum interactive educational displays, screenings, and a sun safe clothing fashion show. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; included with museum admission $13, $4.25 children; 626-1037.

 

Tuesday, May 4

• A Lemon a Day Keeps the Doctor Away according to University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health dean and professor Dr. Iman Hakim in her discussion of the benefits of citrus peel and cancer prevention. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

 

Wednesday, May 5

• Become better informed to be a self-advocate in the face of chronic or life altering health conditions with information from Disability Assessment Services and Research director Dr. David Smith at the Living Healthy with Arthritis series. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; University Medical Center, Chase Bank Auditorium 8403, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-5040.

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