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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:30 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Terminator Salvation (PG-13)

The Metropolitan Opera: La Cenerentola Encore (NR)

Angels & Demons (PG-13)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

The Soloist (R)

Earth (G)

State of Play (PG-13)

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

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Terminator Salvation (PG-13)

Angels & Demons (PG-13)

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)

Hannah Montana: The Movie (G)

The Cross: The Arthur Blessitt Story (PG)

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

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Adventureland (R)

Duplicity (PG-13)

Knowing (PG-13)

The Last House on the Left (R)

Watchmen (R)

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail (PG-13)

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

Terminator Salvation (PG-13)

Angels & Demons (PG-13)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

Obsessed (PG-13)

The Soloist (R)

Earth (G)

State of Play (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens 3D (PG)

THEATER

SATURDAY, MAY 23

You'll clap your hands and stomp your feet with the iconic image of the King of Rock and Roll as Robert Shaw and his Lonely Street Band re-create the theatrical production Elvis -- The '68 Comeback Special . Details: 2 p.m.; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway; $17.95 adult, $15.95 senior, $7.95 children; 886-9428.

SUNDAY, MAY 24

It's all about the shoes— Cinderella presented by the Academy of Ballet. Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $10; 886-1222.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MAY 21

• Listen to the country and bluegrass sounds of The Gary Bonnett Band at the Park Place Mall Live Music Series . Details: 5:30-8 p.m.; 5870 E. Broadway; free; 795-1566.

THURSDAY, MAY 21

Enjoy the modern Spanish guitar of Gabriel Romo and a delectable three-course meal at Date Night at Westward Look Resort . Details: 5-10 p.m.; 245 E. Ina Road; $49/couple; 297-1151.

SATURDAY, MAY 23

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music of 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. Details: 7 p.m.; Udall Park Amphitheater, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road; free; 721-2068.

SUNDAY, MAY 24

Enjoy the Tucson Jazz Society's Jazz in Style Summer Series featuring Warren Hill with Cindy Bradley. Details: 7 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Road; $35; $25 members; $10 students, premium tables $85/person, $75 members; 800-595-4849.

SUNDAY, MAY 24

Come early to the Triangle L Ranch Party to walk the Desert Sculpture Path and visit the Adobe Gallery exhibit and the gift shop before the critically acclaimed Kevin Pakulis Band and trio The Van Dykes take the stage performing country, rock, blues and pop favorites. Details: opens at 5 p.m., concert at 6 p.m.; 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road, Oracle; $10; 623-6732.

SUNDAY, MAY 24

Enjoy the Memorial Day Concert John Philip Sousa in the Park with the Tucson Pops Orchestra playing patriotic favorites including Stars & Stripes Forever, the Armed Forces Salute, America the Beautiful and more. Details: 7 p.m.; Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center; 900 S. Randolph Way; free; 791-4873.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY, MAY 21-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.

SATURDAY, MAY 23

Drop in for the kick-off of the Summer Reading Program with crafts, snacks and more. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

SATURDAY, MAY 23

Enjoy Sounds of the Soles of the Southwest as part of the celebration of National Tap Dance Day with professional tap dancers from Tucson and Phoenix. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Pima Community College Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $20, $15 in advance, $10 students; 206-6986.

SATURDAY TO MONDAY, MAY 23-25

Celebrate National Tap Dance Day as Tucson's finest professional and amateur tap dancers and cultural "percussive footwork" dance companies perform Irish, Mexican and Flamenco dance – the roots of tap dance. Events and classes at Proscenium Theatre at PCC West, Tucson Children's Museum, Hotel Congress, and Club Congress. Details: Various times and prices including some free events; visit website www.pima.edu or call 743-1349 for more information.

SUNDAY TO THURSDAY, MAY 24-28

Help raise funds to benefit the internationally-renowned St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as RA Sushi Bar Restaurant hosts its fifth annual Nicky's Week . Details; 11 a.m.-midnight; 2905 E. Skyline Drive; no cover charge, menu prices vary; 615-3970.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

Play a round at the Charity Golf Tournament and help the family of Tucson father of four Jimmy Smith defray medical costs in his battle with a malignant brain stem tumor. Details: 11 a.m. registration and boxed lunch, 5:30 p.m. awards reception featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres; Hilton El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Road; $150, $500 for foursomes, 887-8773.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

SATURDAY MAY 23

Learn about grilling techniques, unique flavor combinations and gourmet food presentation from Chef Alexis Martinez of the Flying V Bar & Grill at Loews Culinary Institute's Blues, Brews and Barbeque Class . Details: 7000 North Resort Drive, 299-2020.

SATURDAY, MAY 23

Learn about Desert Plant Design and Maintenance from horticulturist and author Greg Starr. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

SATURDAY, MAY 23

Commemorate Memorial Day with local author Barbara Marriott for a presentation focusing on Banana River: Sea Stories and War Diaries from a WWII Navy Base , a little-known but vital base of operations for the United States Navy during World War II. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

SATURDAY, MAY 23

Have all your steam locomotive questions answered by knowledgeable volunteers at Locomotive Saturdays and explore transportation history in Southern Arizona through interactive museum exhibits. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, 414 N. Toole Ave.; free; 623-2223.

SATURDAY, MAY 23

Did an ancient Roman colony live near Tucson? 100 Years of Headlines 1909-2009 , The Arizona Historical Society Spring Brunch Series, features a presentation on the possibility of Romans in Tucson. The Story of an Archaeological Hoax by Don Burgess, author/historian, is based on mysterious artifacts uncovered near Silverbell Road. Details: 9:30 a.m.; Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. Second Street; $25, $20 members; 628-5774.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

Join state and federally licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Kathie Schroeder and her Bobcat for a unique presentation on the natural history of local bobcats and how we can comfortably coexist with them in their Sonoran Desert. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

SATURDAY, MAY 23

Experience real ranch life , learn how a cowboy shoes his horse, watch a rancher brand his livestock, and take a hay wagon ride through historic, scenic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail; reservations required; 647-3450.

TUESDAY, MAY 26

• 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.

CHILDREN

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 21-24

Get inspired by the Dr. Seuss book "oh, the places you'll go!" and decorate your own set of footprints . Where will you go? Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children Museum, 200 S. 6th Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/children; 792-9985.

MONDAY, MAY 25

Kick off the museum's summer schedule at Bubblepalooza , a festival of bubble-making, bubble-blowing, bubble-painting and much more. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tucson Children Museum, 200 S. 6th Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/children; 792-9985.

TUESDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 26-31

Wave for Memorial Day by creating a red, white and blue windsock. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

THURSDAY TO MONDAY, MAY 21-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, MAY 21

Meet the artists and see the exhibit Re-Visions: Art Made From Reclaimed Materials . Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, 742-6455. Exhibit continues through Aug. 23.

THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 22

Spanning three decades of work, the exhibit Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor focuses on sacred spaces and international subjects from India to Indonesia, Turkey, Cambodia and beyond. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Road; free; 621-7968.

THROUGH WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

See original works interpreting what the artists love about the Old Pueblo including its dry heat and award winning photographs featured in publications including Arizona Highways and Sunset Magazine at the Home Tweet Home exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays; Gallery 801, 801 N. Main Ave.; free; 370-1610.

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.

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