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Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:32 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Dr. Laura Live! “In Raise of Mom” (NR)

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)

Fast & Furious (PG-13)

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

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Battle for Terra (PG)

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)

Fast & Furious (PG-13)

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

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Last House on the Left (R)

Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG)

Coraline (PG)

He’s Just Not That Into You (PG-13)

Push (PG-13)

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

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 (also in 3D) (PG)

Battle for Terra in 3D (PG)

THEATER

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 7-9

• Enjoy Pima Community College Dance performing A Dancer’s Life, a reflective composition of the different ways dancers live their lives as told through student choreographer’s eyes, and A Bug’s Adventure, a family dance drama which teaches how teamwork can help conquer obstacles. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 West Anklam Road, $5; 206-6986.

FRIDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 8 & 10

• Experience the tour de force of classical dancing that has been enthralling audiences for over a century as Ballet Tucson presents Sleeping Beauty, the timeless story of good and evil, magical spells, and true love with stunning sets and costumes and a charming cast of fairy tale characters. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $31-34; 621-3341.

SATURDAY, MAY 9

• Enjoy a concert of classics from opera and musical theater by the Swara Sonora Trio followed by wine and hors d’oeuvres to raise funds for UNICEF. Details: 3-5 p.m.; La Zarzuela Inn, 455 N. Camino De Oeste; $25; 884-4824.

TUESDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 12-17

• Odds are good this show will crack you up – Tuna Does Vegas is a spoof of life in Tuna, Texas, the state’s third-smallest 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.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MAY 7

• Bring your lawn chair, have some wood fired pizza, and jam with the Desert Bluegrass Association on the patio adjacent to the Vero Amore Restaurant in the Dove Mountain Retail Center. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tangerine Road and Dove Mountain Blvd.; free admission; 579-2292.

• Listen to ‘60s rock ‘n roll by the Retro Rockets 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.

• The Tucson Symphony Orchestra concludes the season with River’s Edge, a program of water-themed works such as Strauss’ On the Beautiful Blue Danube conducted by George Hanson. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $21-71; 321-1000.

SATURDAY, MAY 9

• See the extraordinary Tucson Boys Chorus “Pops” Concert in a high energy and dazzling season finale. The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is dedicated to providing boys in the community an enriched educational experience through the study and performance of choral music. Details: 3 & 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $14-18; 791-4101.

SUNDAY, MAY 10

• Bring your mother or grandmother to the 7th Annual Mother’s Day Big Band Concert with Grammy Award winning sax virtuoso and new member of the Tucson Jazz Institute staff Brice Winston. Every mother or grandmother who attends this concert will receive a beautiful gift package that includes a long stem red rose, chocolate truffles, a $25 gift certificate to Metropolis Salons. Details: 3 p.m.; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S Scott Ave.; $15-20; 514-0935.

SUNDAY, MAY 10

• Enjoy a full moon concert at the Kannally Ranch House including a mix of jazz, Celtic hoedown and bluegrass, featuring Diamond Jim Hewitt on the fiddle. Details: 7 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; $10 adults, children free; (520) 896-2425.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, MAY 7

• Join a new arthritis self-management support group to discuss the topic Beyond Prescriptions: Relieving Arthritis . Details: 10 a.m.; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road, free; 742-7184.

• Learn about Strengthening Your Core as part of the monthly Commit to Be Fit lecture series sponsored by Northwest Medical Center Oro Valley. Details: 7 p.m., 1551 East Tangerine Road, Classroom A; free; 901-3500.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 9-10

• Bring your mother or your daughter for a fun Mother’s Day event, Papermaking with Desert Plants. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; $20 including park entrance fee; (520) 896-2425.

SATURDAY, MAY 9

• With easy wit and empathy for his subjects, Ira Glass, anchor and producer of the hit show “This American Life,” touches the pulse of our times, sharing some of his favorite Radio Stories and Other Stories from his travels meeting everyday people from all walks of life. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $17-40; 621-3341.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

• Get an update on the newest technology in the Treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) sponsored by Northwest Hospital. Details: 3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

• Learn about The Cactus Family from Michael Chamberland, curator of horticulture at Tucson Botanical Gardens, who will look at the characteristics of cacti, where they come from, and how to keep them happy in cultivation. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Decipher the Energetics of Lightning and learn about its effects from Dr. E. Philip Krider, nationally known for his writings, lectures and interviews on Benjamin Franklin’s electrical experiments as he traces modern lightning protection methods directly to Franklin’s mid 18th-century discoveries. Details: 1:30 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave; free with museum admission; 624-2333.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY, MAY 7-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.

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY, MAY 8-9

• Bring the family to the St. Christopher Parish Fiesta for food, games, live entertainment, and goodies with Mexican music and dancing on Friday or oldies and country music on Saturday. Details: 4 p.m.-midnight; 12101 W. Moore Road, 682-3035.

SATURDAY, MAY 9

• Join historian Jim Turner as he recounts the intense manhunt that resulted in the Capture of John Dillinger, Public Enemy #1 in 1934. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Ride for the Red to raise money for children and families who need assistance from the Red Cross. Begin at the Southern Arizona Red Cross Chapter Office and end at the Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater for food, live music, and a raffle. All motorcycle riders welcome. Details: 9 a.m.; 5301 E. Broadway Blvd.; $25; www.redcrossarizona.org.

VISUAL ARTS

THURSDAY TO MONDAY, MAY 7-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 7-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.

OUTDOORS

SUNDAY, MAY 10

• Enjoy a morning together outdoors in the oak grasslands identifying birds at the Mother’s Day Morning Bird Walk . Details: 7:30-9:30 a.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; $20 including park entrance fee; (520) 896-2425.

MONDAY, MAY 11

• 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.

CHILDREN

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 7-10

• Shake Up Some Fun and make a shakable musical instrument. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

SATURDAY, MAY 9

• Make a flower pot for mom with paper flowers for Mother’s Day. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

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