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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:42 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Dark Shadows (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers 3D (PG-13)

The Five-Year Engagement (R)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D (PG)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG)

The Raven (R)

Safe (R)

Chimpanzee (G)

The Lucky One (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

The Artist (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

The Dictator (R)

Dark Shadows IMAX (PG-13)

Dark Shadows (PG-13)

Girl in Progress (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers IMAX (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers 3D (PG-13)

The Five-Year Engagement (R)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D (PG)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG)

The Raven (R)

Safe (R)

Chimpanzee (G)

The Lucky One (PG-13)

Think Like a Man (PG-13)

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

21 Jump Street (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Casa de mi Padre (R)

A Thousand Words (PG-13)

Project X (R)

Act of Valor (R)

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (PG-13)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Safe House (R)

The Woman in Black (PG-13)

The Iron Lady (PG-13)

We Bought a Zoo (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Dark Shadows (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers 3D (PG-13)

The Five-Year Engagement (R)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG)

The Raven (R)

Safe (R)

Chimpanzee (G)

The Lucky One (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)


THEATER

Friday to Sunday, May 18-20

• Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you’ve never seen it before at the Christian Youth Theater production of Seussical. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; UA Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $12; 370-4000 or www.cyttucson.org.

Through Sunday, May 20

• Bring the whole family to the high-flying musical Mary Poppins with an irresistible story, unforgettable songs, and new dance numbers. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $29 and up; 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Sunday, May 27

• Bring the whole family to Heidi - The Ballet, the heartwarming classic tale of a young Swiss girl torn between her mountain home and her life as a companion to a wheelchair-bound girl in the city. Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $13; 800-745-3000.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday through May 27

• Catch a performance of Tina Howe’s comedic stage play Chasing Manet. Details: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; SPATS Theater, 730 E. American Ave., Oracle; $15; 520-896-9496.

• Catch a performance of the adult drama Sins of the Mother. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. Sixth Ave.; $20; 882-0555.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday through June 3

• Enjoy the raucous adventures of Mame with Harriet Siskin leading a six piece orchestra. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m.; Sunday; Red Barn Theatre, 948 N. Main Ave.; $10-$16; 887-6239.

Through Sunday, June 3

• Laugh out loud at the hilarious Three Musketeers. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $18; 886-9428.

• Enjoy a performance of the award-winning comedy The Cocktail Hour about a playwright who feels duty bound to get his father’s blessing before producing a play about his family. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-$18; 327-4242.


MUSIC

Thursday, May 17

• Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the classic swing and jazz of Retro Swing 7 at the Oro Valley Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Century Theatres Courtyard, Oracle & Tangerine Rds.; free; 797-3959.

Saturday, May 19

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and listen to the Arizona Symphonic Winds Music in the Park under the direction of Laszlo Veres. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; free; 721-2068.

• Listen to all five choirs of the Tucson Girls Chorus at the Sounds of Spring Concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; 577-6064.

Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20

• Enjoy the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra featuring the music of Isaac, Bottesini, and Shostakovich. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 818-1000; or 3 p.m. Sunday; St. Andrew’s Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, under 17 free; 308-6226.

 

Sunday, May 20

• Enjoy a Concert of Classical Love Songs to benefit Interfaith Community Services helping seniors and others in need featuring classical pianist Dr. Alexander Tentser and his wife, Anna Gendler, a violinist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Details: 2 p.m.; Rincon Congregational United Church of Christ, 122 N. Craycroft Rd.; $15 suggested donation; www.icstucson.org.

• Tap your toes to the spirited music at the Bluegrass Jam. Details: 4-6 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; free.

• Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the Tucson Pops Orchestra’s Music under the Stars featuring The Tucson Boys Chorus. Details: 7 p.m.; Reid Park, DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way; free.

Wednesday, May 23

• Listen to singer and lyricist Morrissey with special guest Kristeen Young. Details: 8:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $40-$130; 800-745-3000.

Thursday, May 24

• Enjoy music representing virtually every corner of the world including west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and more performed by composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $28-$86; 547-3040.

Sunday, May 27

• Don’t miss the Tucson Jazz Society Summer Series featuring the urban and contemporary style of Nick Colionne. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon, 7000 N. Resort Rd.; $35, $25 members, $20 military/students; 903-1265.

Tuesday, May 29

• Listen to the music of long-time favorite Marshall Tucker Band. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $18-$42; 547-3040.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday to Monday, May 18-21

• Check out thousands of used books at great prices at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club Rd.; free admission; 795-3763.

Saturday, May 19

• Pile the whole family into the car for the Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troop #206 Breakfast, Rummage Sale & Car Wash Fundraiser. Details: 7 a.m.-noon; The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, 939 W. Chapala Dr.; 207-4568.

• Help raise funds for Hope animal shelter at Paws of the Past - a HOPE Celebration featuring music, food, drink, pet massage, pet psychic, henna painting, a silent auction, raffle prizes, and a special guest appearance by Allen (Big Al) Kath. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Rd.; 792-9200.

• Browse the works of local artists and enjoy demonstrations and entertainment at the Third Saturday Art Fair. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Many Hands Courtyard, 3054 N. First Ave.

• Help raise funds for DFAC Summer Camp for children with developmental disabilities while you enjoy a rare opportunity to see dance in its natural form at Dance for a Cause Artistic Showcase. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way; donations appreciated; 886-1153.

Sunday, May 20

• Browse a large selection of plants for your pond at the Annual Aquatic Plant Sale sponsored by the Tucson Watergardeners. Details: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Reid Park, southwest corner 22nd St. & and Country Club Rd.; free admission; 760-1036.

• Watch the magic unfold at the family-friendly fundraising event celebrating the amazing powers of children’s imaginations, literacy and the performing arts at Best of Stories that Soar! Details: 4 & 6:30 p.m.; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $10, $5 under 12; 975-9970.


CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, May 17

• Brush up on your driving skills at the AARP Driver Safety Class for seniors. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.; $14, $12 members; 299-3000.

• Discuss Great Literature of All Times with Dr. Bill Fry on the topic Chinua Achebe - “Civil Peace” (1971). Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, May 19

• Take a visual trip into one of the world’s great wonders as retired seniors Bill and Cheron Mayhall offer planning and information on Hiking into the Grand Canyon for Novices. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Community Food Bank and learn about traditional stories that serve to explain phenomenon, beliefs and customs of a specific people at the lecture Torah as Mythology by Rabbi Miri Flleming, Ph.D., sponsored by the Secular Humanist Jewish Circle. Details: 2 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Rd.; free; 529-0595.

Tuesday, May 22

• Discuss timely science topics in a relaxed setting at Science Café presented by the University of Arizona featuring Postdoctoral Research Associate, UA Department of Physics Dr. Vincent Lonij on “Power from the Sun, Today and Tomorrow: New PV Technologies and Smart Grid Research at UA.” Details: 6 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom, 38759 S. Mountain View Blvd.; 626-5888.

Tuesdays, May 22 & 29

• Meet the Cuckoo of the Desert and learn about the natural history, behavior, and other facts about the roadrunner. Details: 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Wednesday, May 23

• Let Shirley Pinkerton, President of the Arizona Historical Society Docent Council, bring to life the story of Pearl Hart “The Lady Bandit” who was the first and last woman to rob a stagecoach. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.


OUTDOORS

Saturday & Wednesday, May 19 & 23

• 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

Saturday, May 19

• Be amazed and entertained at Mad Science! Imaginative Learning for kids! Details: 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 579-0303.


VISUAL ARTS

Through Monday, May 28

• View the works of  Adam and Miwa Block featuring celestial objects in their astrophotography and paintings. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Porter Hall Gallery, Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with garden admission $8, $4 under 12; 326-9686.

Through Thursday, May 31

• View Diana Madaras’ exhibit Flowers from Coast to Coast featuring paintings of brilliant flower scenes. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr., #101; free; 240-7839.

Through Friday, June 1

• View the exhibit Basketry Treasured presented in honor of the state’s centennial with examples of the ancient and abiding Arizona tradition of native basketry. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Arizona State Museum/University of Arizona, 1013 E. University Blvd.; $5, under 17 free; 626-8381.

Through Sunday, June 17

• View the exhibit Speaking in Tongues: Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, 1961-1976, which examines how these two artists bridged modernist and emerging post-modernist trends by ushering in the use of photography as a key element of contemporary avant-garde art. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Rd.; free; 621-7968.


VISUAL ARTS

Through Sunday, June 17

• View a diverse array of G-scale model locomotives both scratch-built and created from kits, loaned by members of the Tucson Garden Railway Society at the Brass Tracks and Smoke Stacks: G Scale Model Railroading exhibit. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; $9, $8 senior/military; $6 youth, members free; 881-0606.


FILM

Saturday, May 19

• Bring the kids to Movie in the Park featuring The Zoo Keeper. Details: 7:30 p.m.; San Lucas Park, 14040 N. Adonis Rd.; free; 382-1950.


HEALTH

Thursday, May 17

• Listen to award-winning hospice nurse Barbara Karnes, R.N., talk about Easing fear and misinformation about death and dying sponsored by Heartland Hospice. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Pima Community Northwest Campus, 7600 N. Shannon Rd.; free; 325-2790.

Thursday to Friday, May 17-18

• Understand how the brain works, learn about brain disorders and treatments, and ways to maintain a healthy at Brain Week. Details: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday (Brain Tumors: Diagnosis & Treatment Options), 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: A Reversible Cause of Dementia); 11 a.m.-noon Friday (New to Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease), 1-3 p.m. (New to Parkinson’s Disease); Tucson Medical Center, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-1960.

Monday, May 21

• Get some tips at the Healthy Woman Seminar– Managing Your Migraine: How to Cope When Your Head is Hurting. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; the Event Center, Northwest Medical Center, 6060 N. Fountain Plaza Dr., Suite 130; free; 866-694-9355.

Wednesday, May 23

• Learn about the latest techniques in hip joint replacement: The Anterior Hip Approach for Relieving Pain presented by orthopedic surgeon Kevin W. Bowers, M.D. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; free; 866-694-9355.

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