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

THEATER

 

Friday, May 14

· Get ready to be entertained by the Irving Berlin musical Annie Get Your Gun directed by Joanne Anderson. Details: 8-10 p.m.; the Red Barn Theater, 948 N. Main Ave.; $15; 887-6239.

Friday to Sunday, May 14-23

· View the Christian Youth Theater production of the Music Man. Details: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; UA Crowder Hall, Speedway Blvd. and Park Ave.; $13-15; 621-1162.

Sunday, May 16

· Don't miss the staged reading of Endgame, an action-packed and poetic work by author, Samuel Beckett. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; free; 327-4242.

Through Sunday, 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.

Through Sunday, June 13

• Enjoy a madcap romp of mistaken identity, gender confusion, and naughty intrigue at the Live Theatre Workshop presentation of Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-18; 327-4242.

 

MUSIC

 

Friday, May 14

· Be sure to catch The La Encantada Summer Concert Series featuring the funky, jazzy, rock and roll and R&B sound of the Bryan Dean Trio. Details 7 p.m.; lower level garden courtyard at La Encantada, northwest corner of Skyline & Campbell; $10-11; 615-2561.

 Saturday, May 15

· Enjoy Sunnyside High's 19th annual Noche de Estrellas Plaza Garibaldi mariachi and folklórico festival. Details: 7 p.m.; AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $10; 800-344-9435.

· See country music singer Carrie Underwood in her "Play On Tour" concert with special guests Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $35-55; 800-745-3000.

· Listen to an honors music concert featuring music students of the Music & Dance Academy. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Unity Church, 3617 N. Camino Blanco; info@maoft.com.

 

Sunday, May 16

· Enjoy Banjo Blast, an extraordinary musical event with former Miss America contestant Cathy Reily and Mickey Finn. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $16 in advance; 825-5318.

· Listen to Jazz under the Stars with jazz saxophonist, flutist, and composer Greg Abate. Details: 7 p.m.; St Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave; $20; 903-1265.

· Celebrate Music in the Park featuring guitar-driven blues, country, and rock songs by award-winning songwriter, Kevin Pakulis, and his band. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Dr.; $10 including park entrance fee, under 13 free; www.friendsosp.org.

· Bring a chair or blanket and listen to the Catalina Foothills High School Steel Band. Details: 7 p.m.; Reid Park, 100 Country Club Rd.; free; 722-5853.

· Celebrate Seventy Years of Song with the Tucson Boy's Chorus Pops Concert . Details: 3 & 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $15-18; 800-745-3000.

 

Tuesday to Wednesday, May 18-19

· Witness the art of creating music first hand and watch the imagination of a young composer come to life as the Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs and records new works written by students at the TSO's Young Composers Project Reading Session. Details: 7 p.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.; $5; 882-8585.

 

Wednesday, May 19

· See Robert Shaw perform Elvis' 68th Comeback Special. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Dr.; $21-24; 818-1000.

· Support the Southern Arizona Opera at their fundraising concert Don Giovanni: Best of the Best hosted by the Steinway Piano Gallery of Tucson. Details: 8 p.m.; 3001 E. Skyline Dr.; $45 for concert or $90 for concert and dinner; 325-9797.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, May 14

· View the Arizona History Museum's newest exhibit 1933-1942 Civilian Conservation Corps, listen to stories from CCC enrollees and savor light refreshments. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. 2nd St; free; 628-5774.

· Support the Fiesta Bowl Spring Golf Classic at the Arizona National Golf Club to benefit El Rio Health Center, Beads of Courage and higher education with hole-in-one contests, prizes and more. Details: 8 a.m.; 9777 E. Sabino Springs Dr.; $200; 327-2695.

 

Friday to Sunday, May 14-16

· Join the fun at the Catalina Community Services benefit 50th Anniversary City of Fun Carnival featuring a circus train, oriental express, and more. Details: 12-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 12-8 p.m. Sunday; Mike Jacob Sports Park, Ina and I-10.

Saturday, May 15

• Browse the Indoor Art Bazaar at the historic Broadway Village. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; southwest corner of Broadway & Country Club; free; 797-3959.

· Don't miss the Barnes & Noble Booksellers Tucson East reading and book signing by local nonfiction author, Patti Donahue. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Barnes & Noble, 5130 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 512-1166.

· Gather at the First Baptist Church of Catalina for the annual event Wake Up Catalina, an informative, awareness and education rally on drug problems in the community and the effect on teens and young adults. Details: 6-8:30 p.m.; First Baptist Church of Catalina, 3505 E. Wilds Rd.; free; 818-2555.

· Browse Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society plant show and sale with plants from all over the world, along with pottery, books, and art. Details: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Hotel Tucson City Center Conference Suite Resort, 475 Granada Ave.; free; 256-2447.

 

Sunday, May 16

· Learn about volunteer opportunities from over 85 non-profit organizations including AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Experience Corps at the Tucson Volunteer Fair . Details: 1-4 p.m.; Hotel Congress and Rialto Theatre, 311 E. Congress St.; free; 881-3300 or www.tucsonvolunteerfair.com.

 

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

Saturday, May 15

· Meet a live tarantula and learn more about this fascinating creature. Details: 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

· Learn how to create an environment that will attract birds and butterflies to your home landscape by understanding their needs for food, water, sunlight and space. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr., Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 615-7855.

· Take a docent-led rainwater harvesting demonstration site tour showcasing rainwater harvesting techniques for residential and commercial properties, making use of rainwater runoff and reducing soil erosion. Details: 8-9 a.m.; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 622-3861.

· Learn about the Road Kill Café where lizard puree to lion kebobs and bunny bundles will be made. Details: 3:15-4 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Tuesday, May 18

· Attend a legal seminar focused on planning and practical applications for advance directives, will, trusts and guardianship/conservatorship given by tax attorney Patrice Ryan, JD. Details: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; TMC Senior Services El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

 

Wednesday, May 19

· Get an up-close look at a Harris hawk, Sueño, from state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator Kathie Schroeder. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; 622-6014.

 

Saturdays, through June 26

• Receive an overview of the Fletcher's Pilates syllabus for anyone considering becoming a Pilates teacher. Details: 2-5 p.m. Body Works Studio, 1980 E. River Road, Suite 250; 323-7070.

OUTDOORS

 

Saturday, May 15

· Enjoy lectures, sustainable technology demos, educational fun for kids, live critters, trail walks and a used nature book sale at the Tucson Audubon Ironwood Festival at the Mason Center. Details: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; 3835 W. Hardy; free; 971-6238.

· Take a 30-minute, easy morning walk in the cactus garden and learn about plants that may remind you of people you know, friendly and otherwise. Details: 10:45-11:30 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

CHILDREN

 

Friday, May 14

• Ask questions and discuss concerns with veteran homeschoolers at the homeschool information meeting. . Children welcome. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; Rmosteller@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, May 16

· Join the fun by attending Gaslight Youth Theater's presentation of Aladdin and His Wonderful Magical Lamp, a play for all ages. Details: 11a.m.-12:30 p.m.; The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $12, $10 children 12 and under; 886-9428.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Through Friday, May 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.

 

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.

 

FILM

 

Thursday to Friday, May 14-15

· Don't miss Pima County Community College's Digital Arts film screening of work from students, along with the premiere screening of "Apprehension" and "Arizona Chain Saw Massacre." Details: 7 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; free; 206-6986.

 

Sunday, May 16

· Enjoy a Sunday night at the movies and a potluck with featuring the film Guarding Eddy, based on the true story of 18 year old Eddy Patterson, an autistic sports fanatic who dreams of playing pro basketball. Details: 5-8 p.m.; St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road; free; 299-9063.

 

HEALTH

 

Tuesday, May 18

· Learn the ins and outs of Medicare at Medicare 201 for retirees and those caring for retirees. Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Edward Jones, 7250 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 148; free; 299-0941.

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