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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:24 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

DCI 2009: The Countdown (NR)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

Obsessed (PG-13)

The Soloist (R)

Earth (G)

17 Again (PG-13)

State of Play (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (also in 3D) (PG)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Star Trek (PG-13)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

Fighting (PG-13)

Obsessed (PG-13)

The Soloist (R)

Earth (G)

17 Again (PG-13)

State of Play (PG-13)

Hannah Montana: The Movie (G)

Monsters vs. Aliens (in 3D) (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Adventureland (R)

Duplicity (PG-13)

The Last House on the Left (R)

Watchmen (R)

Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG)

New in Town (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

Hotel for Dogs (PG)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Gran Torino (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Star Trek (PG-13)

Battle for Terra in 3D (PG)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

Obsessed (PG-13)

The Soloist (R)

Earth (G)

17 Again (PG-13)

State of Play (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (also in 3D) (PG)

THEATER

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 14-17

• Odds are good this show will crack you up! Tuna Does Vegas is a spoof of life in Tuna, Texas, a small town where what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas and the fun never stops with the polyester-clad citizens of Tuna. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Fox Theater, 17 W. Congress Street; $25-65; 903-2929.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

• Enjoy Laffs Comedy Caffe's Kyle Read & Gary Hoos as they bring their special brand of humor to the SaddleBrooke MountainView Ballroom. Details: 7 p.m.; 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; $8; 818-1000.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MAY 14

• Listen to traditional New Orleans and Chicago jazz by the Original Wildcat Jazz Band at the Park Place Mall Live Music Series and makeovers, product demonstrations and free product samples from the Body Shop. Details: 5:30-8 p.m.; 5870 E. Broadway; free; 795-1566.

THURSDAY, MAY 14

• Listen to the blues, folk, swing, gypsy, and tex-mex music, fronted by the accordion, performed by all instrumental group The Carnivaleros . Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $18, $12 members; 742-6455.

FRIDAY and SATURDAY, MAY 15-16

• See the imagination of a young composer come to life as the Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs and records new orchestral works written by students in the TSO's Young Composers Project . Details: 7 p.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.; $5; 882-8585.

SATURDAY, MAY 16

• Listen to The Arizona Symphonic Winds , Southern Arizona's premier community concert band, for an outdoor concert featuring show tunes, movie themes, marches, and traditional band music. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music. Details: 7 p.m.; Udall Park Amphitheater, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road; free; 721-2068.

• Enjoy an evening under the stars with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra presenting well-known musical selections in a unique and beautiful setting. Arrive early to view a private art exhibition by local artists, including nature photographer John Chapman and world-renowned artist Diana Madaras. Details: Gates open at 6 p.m., art exhibit until 7p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S Randolph Way; $20, children free; 791-3204.

SATURDAY, MAY 16

• Enjoy the GOVAC Summer Concert Series at the La Encantada Lower Level Courtyard featuring the Rumba Flamenca Fiesta with special guests flamenco dancer Barbara "La Flamencista" and vocalist Pablo. Details: 7 p.m.; 2905 E. Skyline Drive; $12, $10 in advance; 797-3959.

• Enjoy Native American Yaqui classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala in a two-hour dinner concert. Details: 6:30-9 p.m.; Bentley's House of Coffee, 1730 E. Speedway Blvd.; $8 concert, various prices for dinner; 747-5078.

SUNDAY, MAY 17

• Listen to the Tucson Pops Orchestra with conductor László Veres featuring a varied selection by vocalist Rodney Glassman . Details: 7 p.m.; DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 22nd Street and Country Club Road; free.

• Listen to Jazz Under the Stars featuring award-winning husband & wife team Judy Roberts and Greg Fishman. Details: 7 p.m.; St Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.; $20, $15 members, $10 students; 800-595-4849.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY, MAY 14-JULY 3

• Get an historic overview of Hopi basket-making traditions , types and techniques; including tips on "reading" and identifying distinguishing katsina iconography, and examples of historic and contemporary works. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays; Arizona State Museum, 1031 E. University Blvd.; $3 suggested donation; 621-6302.

MONDAY, MAY 18

Celebrate International Museum Day by exploring the International Wildlife Museum at your leisure and enjoying other activities including wildlife films every hour and rotating exhibits – Arizona Jaguars and Big Cats on the Border. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 4800 W. Gates Pass Road; free admission May 18 only with a donation of non-perishable food items for the Tucson Community Food Bank; 229-0100.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

• Primavera Cooks! at Janos restaurant hosting a multi-course, wine-paired meal prepared with help from apprentice chefs and sommeliers, and enjoyed by anyone wishing to raise funds supporting services for Tucson's homeless and working poor community members. Details: 3770 E. Sunrise Drive, $125; 623-5111 ext. 101.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

SATURDAY, MAY 16

• Learn about the biology and adaptations of some of Arizona's amazing venomous and poisonous creatures including rattlesnakes, scorpions and Gila monsters at an indoor digital slide presentation. Details: 1 p.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

SUNDAY, MAY 17

• Learn about Basic Plant Physiology and Horticulture at the Tucson Bonsai Society meeting. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free; 321-1846.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

• Learn about the History of Tucson including Modern Times from historian Jack Lasseter, how a small Mexican town became a major American city, the coming of the railroad, the influenza epidemic, and the important educational and medical facilities we have today. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about Climate Change and Water Challenges for the 21st Century from Jonathan Overpeck, Director of the University of Arizona's Institute for the Study of Planet Earth and Professor of Geosciences and Atmospheric Sciences and member of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Details: 1:30 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free with museum admission; 624-2333.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

• The Marine Corps League is seeking members for a new detachment in Marana. The league is a national organization bringing together former Marines for camaraderie and fellowship and promoting programs benefiting veterans and the community. Details: 7 p.m.; Rusty's Grill, Silverbell & Grant Roads; free; 623-7471.

OUTDOORS

MONDAY, MAY 18

• Join the hundreds of folks who will get together every Monday until May 25 for a walk through the historic neighborhoods of downtown at the Meet Me At Maynard's Social Run/Walk produced by the Southern Arizona Roadrunners in conjunction with the Tucson Association of Realtors. Details: 6 p.m.; Maynard's Market and Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Street; free; 991-0733.

TUESDAY, MAY 19

• Wake Up with the Birds and spot cardinals, thrashers, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the mesquites and palms at a unique oasis park. Details: 8 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

WEDNESDAY, MAY, 20

• Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers and do your part in restoring the health of the desert in Tucson Mountain Park by eradicating buffelgrass and other exotic weeds. May require hiking into infested areas and pulling buffelgrass on steep slopes. Details: 7-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Road; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

FRIDAY, MAY 15

• Take a relaxing, naturalist-guided Twilight nature walk through Feliz Paseos Park and experience the quiet of the desert at dusk. Details: 6:30 p.m.; 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free; 877-6000.

CHILDREN

SATURDAY, MAY 16

• Go with the flow and learn about the ways that water moves by creating a bottle full of glitter and colors. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

• Kids 13 and under only are invited to a Youth Video Game Challenge of Mario Kart on Gamecube with $25-$100 gift certificates for the winners. Details: 1-2 p.m. registration, 2 p.m. event; Bookman's Entertainment Exchange, 1930 E. Grant Road; free; 325-5767.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 14-17

• Find Words That Go Together and create a word collage poem or story. Details: 3 p.m.: Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

SUNDAY, MAY 17

• Explore the work of famous artists that children will have an opportunity to study and re-create - mondrian, pollock and seurat at Family Art Day: Art Made Easy . Details: 1-4 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; free admission; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

THURSDAY TO MONDAY, MAY 14-MAY 18

• See the how local children express their understandings of watershed and share their view of the natural world at the Tucson's River of Words 2009 Youth Poetry and Art Traveling Exhibit . Details: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 14-JUNE 7

• Take A Closer Look at Cactus and Succulents to celebrate the biennial convention of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's exhibit of botanical paintings created by contemporary artists from across the United States and abroad. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; $13 adults, $4.25 children, free under 5; 883-2702.

THROUGH MONDAY, JUNE 1

• See selected prize-winning works at the 8th District Congressional Student Art Exhibit by high school students in Pima, Cochise and Santa Cruz counties. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

THURSDAY, MAY 14

• Experience new art and meet some of the artists at the Gallery Row Art Walk . Details: 5-7:30 p.m.; northeast corner of Campbell Avenue and Skyline Drive; free; 577-6301.

FILM

FRIDAY, MAY 15

• Catch the UA School of Media Arts Thesis Film I Dream in Widescreen . Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; free; 626-1405.

SATURDAY, MAY 16

• Join travel journalist Morgan Lawrence and travel to Alaska, White Pass Yukon, Jasper, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Grand Canyon, and Yosemite without ever leaving your seat with the film Great Rail Journeys of the National Parks . Details: 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

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