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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Bridesmaids (R)

Priest (PG-13)

Priest 3D (PG-13)

Jumping the Broom (PG-13)

Something Borrowed (PG-13)

Thor (PG-13)

Thor 3D (PG-13)

Fast Five (PG-13)

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil 3D (PG)

African Cats (G)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

The Conspirator (PG-13)

Rio the Movie 3D (G)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 1-888-AMC4FUN

Bridesmaids (R)

Everything Must Go (R)

Go for It! (PG-13)

Priest (PG-13)

Priest 3D (PG-13)

Thor IMAX (PG-13)

Jumping the Broom (PG-13)

Something Borrowed (PG-13)

Thor (PG-13)

Thor 3D (PG-13)

Fast Five (PG-13)

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (PG)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

Rio the Movie 3D (G)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (PG-13)

Your Highness (R)

Diary of a Wimpy Kids: Rodrick Rules (PG)

Red Riding Hood (PG-13)

The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13)

Hall Pass (R)

I Am Number Four (PG-13)

Gnomeo and Juliet (G)

True Grit (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Bridesmaids (R)

Priest (PG-13)

Jumping the Broom (PG-13)

Something Borrowed (PG-13)

Thor (PG-13)

Thor 3D (PG-13)

Fast Five (PG-13)

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (PG)

Prom (PG)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

Soul Surfer (PG)

 


 

THEATER

Thursdays, May 19-July 28

• Enjoy a live, old-fashioned variety show with a professional cast and different special guests each week at The Matinee Show presented by Seven Lively Arts. Details: 2 p.m.; the Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $24, $20 seniors; www.thematineeshow.com.

Friday to Saturday, May 20-28

• Explore the Comedy Genius of Mark Twain with a mixture of monologues, dialogues, essays, poems, lectures and dramatic adaptations. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $12; 260-6442.

Saturday, May 21

• Listen to the one of the world's highest-grossing comedians, George Lopez, bring his stand-up skills to the Tucson Music Hall. Details: 8 p.m.; 260 S. Church Ave.; $58-$83; 800-745-3000.

Monday, May 23

• Strap on your dancing shoes and join Sarah Vanek and friends as they sing and dance their way through some of Broadway's greatest

hits at EveryBody's Girl, The Saucy Side of Broadway. Details: 7 p.m.; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $20; 971-9566.

 


 

MUSIC

Friday, May 20

• Kick off the Swing Dance Party with the Kings of Pleasure presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $12, $10 in advance; 800-594-8499.

Saturday, May 21

• Enjoy the 3rd Annual Kevin Pakulis Ranch Party featuring the Kevin Pakulis Band and the Last Call Girls. Details: 6 p.m.; Triangle L Ranch, 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Rd., Oracle; 896-2123 or www.trianglelranch.com.

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and listen to the music of Southern Arizona's premier community concert band Arizona Symphonic Winds under the direction of Laszlo Veres. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; free; 721-2068.

• Listen to rock star and true survivor Bret Michaels in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $25-$65; 800-344-9435.

• Enjoy the bluegrass and acoustic nirvana of Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum. Details: 8 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $23, $20 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Saturday to Sunday, May 21-22

• Enjoy the season finale of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra featuring soloists Eduardo Costa and Gabriel Navia performing Tedesco's Concerto for Two Guitars. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; 818-1000; or 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Andrew's Church, 7575 N. Paseo Del Norte; $20; 626-4513.

Tuesday, May 24

• Listen to the indigenous American music of the Larry Redhouse Trio led by Navajo pianist Larry Redhouse and presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, May 19

• Enjoy the visual and performing arts of Vicky Stromee along with the Kevin Pakulis Band at Third Thursday at the Tucson Botanical Gardens and learn how to mix your own cocktails at the Amorous Mixology workshop by 47 Scott & Scott & Co bartenders. Details: 5-8 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8; members free; 326-9686.

Friday, May 20

• Play the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in support of kidney patients in Arizona at the National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic. Details: 6:30 a.m.; La Paloma Country Club, 3660 Sunrise Dr.; 602-840-1644 x207.

Fridays, May 20-July 8

• Bring the whole family to Summer Safari Nights and view your favorite animals in the cooler temperatures. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way; $5-$7.50; 881-4753.

Saturday, May 21

• Support Northwest Firefighter Charities at Putney's Golf Tournament featuring lunch, prizes and raffles. Details: 7 a.m. check-in, 8 a.m. shotgun start; Crooked Tree Golf Course, 9101 N. Thornydale Rd.; $80; 575-1767.

• Pack up your vehicle with your unwanted items, priced as you choose, and come to the Tailgate Rummage Sale or just come to shop. Details: 7 a.m.-noon; St. Philip's in the Hills Church, north parking lot, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $25/car, $30/trucks, free admission for shoppers; 742-1398.

• Browse handcrafted items created by more than 30 local artisans at the Tucson Arts and Crafts Association's Swing into Spring Arts and Crafts Event and Diaper Drive and bring a package of diapers to receive a free raffle ticket. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sheraton Hotel, 5151 E. Grant Rd.; free admission; 797-1751.

• Bring the family to the Together Tucson Community Picnic with booths, activities including Ben's Bells, and speakers including Ron Barber and Dr. Peter Rhee. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; University of Arizona Mall; www.greatertucsonleadersip.org.

• Don't miss the Marana Health Center Grand Opening event Lasso the Moon featuring tours, dinner, and a concert by country artist and Marana High School graduate Troy Olsen. Details: 3 p.m. tours, 6 p.m. dinner, 8:30 p.m. public concert; 13395 N. Marana Main St.; 682-4111, ext. 3316.

Saturday to Sunday, May 21-22

• Celebrate National Tap Dance Day with a performance, lecture, demonstration, and master dance classes for ages 12 and older. Details: times vary; Pima Community College Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $5-$30; 743-1349.

• Get a pass and bring the family to try out Paintball. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Disruptive Paintball, Tangerine Rd. & I-10; $5 (limited introductory offer); 320-0333, 730-9414 or www.paintballhotline.com.

Sunday, May 22

• Browse a great selection of plants including tropical waterlilies at the Tucson Watergardeners Aquatic Plant Sale. Details: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Reid Park (Southwest Corner), 900 S. Randolph Way; free admission; 760-5565.

• Help break the silence on ovarian cancer at the Tucson Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Zumbathon fundraiser. Details: 3-5 p.m.; Most Holy Trinity Hall, 1300 W. Greasewood Rd.; $20; 245-9990.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Friday, May 20

• Have fun and provide public service and emergency communications to the area by joining the Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave.; 825-0900.

• Explore the five basic elements of narrative writing with fiction writer and playwright Kerri Quinn, Ph.D., at her Creative Writing Clinic. Details: 6:30-9 p.m.; Center for Expressive Arts, 3838 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.; $35; 732-597-0299.

Saturday, May 21

• What better way to ponder local ecology than to eat of its riches at education specialist Jesús García's class Tasting Your Community. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $10 members; 326-9686.

• Re-live the haunting historical tale of the largest search and rescue operation in Arizona history with author Cathy Hufault as she tells the story of Death Clouds on Mt. Baldy: Tucson's Lost Tragedy about three boys lost in the 1958 horrific unpredicted blizzard in the Santa Rita Mountains. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Sunday, May 22

• Hear Dr. Stephen Seltzer speak at the Jewish War Veterans Friedman-Paul Post 201 buffet breakfast. Details: 9:15 a.m.; B'Nai Brith Covenant House, 4414 E. Second St.; $3; 370-7371.

Tuesday, May 24

• Learn the ways of plants that bite back at Horticulture Director Michael Chamberland's class The Weird World of Carnivorous Plants. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686.

Wednesday, May 25

• View a selection of beautiful landscapes and share nuances of author and photographer Howard Paley's many experiences behind the camera while capturing these images for his first journal of landscape photography First Impressions. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Friday, May 20

• Take a short walk around the visitor center to look for animals and plants that come to life after the sun goes down following a presentation on The Desert After Dark. Details: 7-8:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday & Wednesday, May 21 & 25

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 7-10 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

 


 

CHILDREN

Friday to Sunday, May 20-22

• Bring the kids for the Christian Youth Theater musical The Legend of Pocahontas. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; UA Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $15; 751-7510.

Saturday-Sunday, May 21-22; 28-29

• Dress in your cowboy and fairy outfits and help the team of adult actors create the story of Cowboys and Fairies for ages 4-8. Details: noon; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; $5-$10; 882-0555.

Monday to Friday, May 31-July 29

• Give your kids an entertaining and educational experience at La Paloma Academy Summer Camp for ages 4-12. Details: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; La Paloma Academy, 2050 N. Wilmot Rd.; $125; www.lpatucson.org.

Wednesday, June 22

• Register early for the Golder Ranch Fire Babysitters Course to learn the basics, CPR, First Aid, fire safety, baby care, and lessons in responsibility for ages 12-16. Details: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 3845 E. Golder Ranch Dr.; $35, $25 district residents; 818-1017.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Through Friday, Sept. 30

• View special summer monthly exhibits titled WOW for Watch Our Walls featuring artwork in a variety of media. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; Southern Arizona Watercolor Gallery, 5605 E. River Rd., Suite 131; free; 299-7294.

 


 

HEALTH

Thursday, May 19

• Determine your eligibility to donate platelets that help critically ill children and adults at Oro Valley Mobile Platelet Drive and Prescreening. Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Town of Oro Valley Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; 230-7267.

• Learn about Alzheimer's and Caregiving facilitated by Jessie Pergrin, RN, Ph.D; Jan Sturgis, M.Ed., LPC; Helen Henderson, MSW, LCSW as part of the Brain Week series. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

Saturday, May 21

• Get cholesterol and blood sugar screenings, blood pressure checks, and safely dispose of prescription drugs at the Tri-Community Health Expo featuring fire safety for kids, door prizes, music, snacks, and more. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Mt. Vista School Gymnasium, 2618 W. El Paseo, Oracle.

• The Oro Valley Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration hold Dispose-A-Med for unwanted and expired prescriptions, over-the-counter and pet medications. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Target, First Ave. & Oracle Rd.; free; 229-5080 or 696-5577.

• Learn and experience gentle movements while seated in a chair or wheelchair to help maintain joint flexibility and range of motion at Introduction to Chair Yoga for Arthritis. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Alive Fitness and Training Center, 10370 N. La Cañada Dr., Ste. 170; free but pre-registration required; 395-2829. Saturday, May 21

Wednesday, May 25

• Learn about the stages of Alzheimer's at the film What Every Caregiver Needs to Know About Alzheimer's and the following discussion. Details: 1:30-3:30 p.m.; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

 

 

 

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