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Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:04 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A listing of arts and entertainment events.

MOVIES

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Sex and the City (R)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (PG-13)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG)

Speed Racer (PG)

What Happens in Vegas (PG-13)

Iron Man (PG-13)

Made of Honor (PG-13)

Baby Mama (PG-13)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Street Kings (R)

Leatherheads (PG-13)

Nim’s Island (PG)

The Ruins (R)

21 (PG-13)

Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who (G)

10,000 B.C. (PG-13)

College Road Trip (G)

The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)

The Bucket List (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Postal (R)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (PG-13)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG)

Speed Racer (PG)

What Happens in Vegas (PG-13)

Iron Man (PG-13)

Made of Honor (PG-13)

Baby Mama (PG-13)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

THEATER

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 30-JUNE 20

• Catch “Relatively Speaking,” a play by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn about mistaken motives and identities. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays; Top Hat Theatre Club, 3110 E. Fort Lowell Road; $18 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military personnel; 326-6800.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MAY 29

• Listen as the Tucson Guitar Society presents three separate guitar performances by acoustic blues guitarist Stefan George, Brazilian classical guitarist Guilherme Vincens and flamenco guitarist Ismael Barajas. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $18 for non-members, $10 for members; 742-6455.

FRIDAY, MAY 30

• Take in a folk rock and pop concert by Kirby Heyborne, a musician and actor who became widely popular in Mormon circles after starring in the film “The R.M.” Details: 7 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $10-$18; 885-2635.

• Catch a concert by the Cowboy Junkies. Details: 11 p.m.; Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.; $27-$31; 740-0126.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

• Find a nice spot in the park and listen as the Bouncing Czechs Band performs music from the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well as popular American music of the pre-Be-Bop era. Details: 7:45 p.m.; Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane; free; 797-3959.

• Listen as the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra performs a symphony concert of music by Bernstein, Boyer and Crabtree. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center in SaddleBrooke, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors; www.sasomusic.org.

• Listen as the Tucson Pops Orchestra presents a concert at Reid Park that answers the question, “What is classical music?” Details: 7 p.m.; DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, corner of 22nd Street and Country Club Road; free; 722-5853.

SUNDAY, JUNE 8

• Listen as the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra performs a symphony concert of music by Bernstein, Boyer and Crabtree. Details: 3 p.m.; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors; www.sasomusic.org.

• Get a laugh at the concert “My Thinge Is My Own: A Raucous Renaissance with Musica Sonora,” with works extolling the virtues of drunkenness, courtship and general mischief. Details: 3 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams Road; $10 for adults, $5 for students; www.standrewsbach.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, MAY 29-31

• Hear leading poets debate issues and read their work at the Conceptual Poetry Symposium, which will feature poets Caroline Bergvall, Charles Bernstein, Christian Bok, Craig Dworkin, Peter Gizzi, Kenneth Goldsmith, Susan Howe, Tracie Morris and Cole Swensen. Details: 4-9 p.m. May 29 and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. May 30-31; UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.; $105 for adults, $60 for students; 626-3765.

SATURDAY, MAY 31

• Shop for fresh produce, bread, pastries, tamales and salsa at the Oro Valley Farmers Market. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 400-9992.

• Enjoy Tohono O’odham social dance music and traditional foods at the Waila Festival,  presented by the Arizona Historical Society. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Bear Down Field at University of Arizona, corner of Fourth Street and Cherry Avenue; free; 628-5774.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

• Shop for fresh produce, bread, beef, lamb and tamales at the St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers Market. Details: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; St. Philip’s Plaza, 4380 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 400-9992.

OUTDOORS

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

• Celebrate National Trails Day with a three-hour ranger-guided hike with llamas and learn about the eco-friendly benefits of the creatures. Details: 7 a.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; free with park admission; (520) 896-2425.

FRIDAY, JUNE 6

• Take a guided two-hour twilight hike that sets off before sunset and offers a good view of picturesque skies. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, 8451 W. McCain Loop; free with park admission; reservation required; 733-5158.

• Gaze at twinkling stars through large telescopes set up for celestial viewing at a star party. Details: 8-10 p.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, 8451 W. McCain Loop; free with park admission; 615-7855.

CLASSES

SATURDAY, MAY 31

• The Tucson Association of Realtors Housing Opportunities Committee will present “Home Ownership: The American Dream,” a housing summit with a variety of exhibits and educational workshops. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; North Exhibit Hall at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; free with admission ticket from www.tucsonrealtors.org; 382-8776.

• Western historian Jane Eppinga will talk about her book, “Arizona Sheriffs: Badges and Bad Men,” which looks at crimes of the past and present in the rough and wild West. Details: noon-2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-1999.

SATURDAY, JUNE 7

• Register now for the Youth Pottery Workshop, presented by Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, which will expose students ages 12 to 18 to pottery as it has been made by American Indians in the Southwest for more than 2,000 years. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 5100 W. Ina Road; $45; registration deadline May 30; 798-1201.

BOOKS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28

• Discuss the book “Bad Luck and Trouble” by Lee Child with the Sonoran Sleuths book club. Details: 11 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

CHILDREN

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11

• Meet the Zinghoppers — Conductor Jack and his merry musical band of animals — who will provide a fun and educational afternoon of adventure. Details: 2 p.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

VISUAL ART

FRIDAY, MAY 30

• See “Art in Oro Valley,” an exhibit of two-dimensional people-related pieces by Northwest artists. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Ventana Medical Systems office, 1910 E. Innovation Drive; free; 797-3959.

THROUGH MAY 31

• Catch the exhibit “Dudes and Cowboys: 100 Years of Rancho Linda Vista,” which includes photos, letters, maps, furniture, tools and other ranching artifacts. Details: 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Acadia Ranch Museum, 825 Mount Lemmon Road; free; (520) 896-9609.

THROUGH JUNE 1

• View the exhibit “Memory Works,” featuring the work of Argentinean photographer Marcelo Brodsky, whose art deals with the shared experience of state terrorism. Details: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road; free; 299-3000.

THURSDAY, JUNE 5

• Attend the opening of the exhibit “Weaving: Native Baskets and Blankets,” which features selections from Tohono Chul Park’s permanent collection and items loaned by local collectors. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH JUNE 10

• See an ethnobotany exhibit with fruits, seeds and vegetables sculpted in bronze, drawn and painted. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH JUNE 14

• Celebrate 40 years of art by residents of the Rancho Linda Vista art colony in Oracle during the “RLV at the Triangle L Ranch” exhibit. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; Triangle L Ranch, 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road; free; (520) 623-6732.

THROUGH JUNE 15

• Learn about Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazer in an exhibit detailing his news reporting career with the Los Angeles Times, his fatal shooting and the process by which local Tucsonans got him selected for a postage stamp. Details: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; Postal History Foundation office, 920 N. First Ave.; free; 623-6652.

THROUGH AUG. 17

• See work of 23 artists from the Southwest that offers a closer-than-usual glimpse of some of the smallest creatures on earth during the exhibit “Artful Insects and Inspired Arachnids.” Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH AUG. 30

• Catch a diverse salon-style exhibit featuring paintings, sculptures and glass art, along with a permanent collection of copper vessels, rugs and jewelry. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; Tangerine Gallery, 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 326-5028.

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