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Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 4:00 am

THEATER

Tuesday to Sunday, June 17-22

• Catch a performance of Jersey Boys, Broadway in Tucson’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical about rock-and-roll Hall of Famers the Four Seasons. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $25-$125; 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Friday to Sunday through June 29

• Catch a performance of G. Bernard Shaw’s classic tale Pygmalion of a professor teaching a girl proper English. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; the Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave., Suite 154; $18, $16 seniors and students; 260-6442.


MUSIC

Friday, June 6

• Listen to the Whitney Houston Tribute performed by accomplished South African vocalist Belinda Davids. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $29-$49; 800-344-9435.

Saturday, June 7

• Enjoy the music of long-time favorite the Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley. Details: 4 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $27.50 and up; www.startickets.com.

• Bring a lawn chair and enjoy an evening concert featuring the jazzed rhythm and blues of Annon and the Late Show presented by the Friends of Catalina State Park. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road; $7/vehicle park admission; 825-9122.

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and listen to the Afro-pop, African folk, reggae and Caribbean Soca of  Key Ingredients of African Soul featuring marimba, guitar, drums, voices, and dancers at the Marana Summer Concert Series. Details: 7 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road; free; 797-3959.

• Spend a hit-filled evening featuring harmony-driven country rock, soulful ballads, and hard-driving rock at the Eagles Tribute: One of These Nights. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $17; 547-3040.

Sunday, June 8

• Listen to the St. Andrew’s Bach Society concert Classic Piano Trio featuring Tannis Gibson joined by violinist Ben Nisbet and cellist Ian Jones. Details: 2 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $12, $6 students; www.standrewsbach.org.  

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and listen to the Tucson Pops featuring the 1812 Overture with conductor Laszlo Veres. Details: Details: 7 p.m.; Reid Park, DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way; free; 722-5853 or www.tucsonpops.org.

Tuesday, June 10

• Listen to the perennial classic-rock favorite, America featuring founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell still making great music together. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $32-$84; 547-3040.

Thursday, June 12

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the jukebox favorites from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s featuring  Tucson Bandstand 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 and Tangerine Roads; free; 797-3959.

Friday, June 13

• Listen to the music of country superstar Ronnie Milsap. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $26-$69; 547-3040.

• Listen to the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated artist Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson with Christian Burghardt opening the show. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Casino del Sol Ava Amphitheater; 5655 W. Valencia  Road; $25-$65; 855-765-7829.

Saturday, June 14

• Enjoy a tribute to the great American singer-songwriters of the 1970’s at TAD Management’s Time in a Bottle featuring the music of major superstars such as Jim Croce, Van Morrison, Carole King and James Taylor. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, June 7

• Browse a variety of specialty vendors showcasing crazy, quirky plants and strange pottery at the Weird Plant Sale. Details: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free admission during sale; 326-9686.

Thursday to Sunday, June 12-15

• Don’t miss the new Ringling Bros., & Barnum & Bailey circus show Legends featuring daring feats and spectacles of strength for the whole family. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $22-$87; www.ticketmaster.com.   

Saturday to Sunday, June 13-14

• Don’t miss the Park Place Guitar Festival presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance featuring live guitar performances, music exhibitors, and kids’ activities. Details: 6-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Saturday, June 14

• Help raise funds for The Children’s Museum Tucson at the 10th Annual Father’s Day Weekend Golf Classic with contests, raffle prizes, lunch and awards. Details: 6:30 a.m. registration, 7:30 a.m. shotgun start; Hilton El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road; $175 or $700/foursome; 792-9985 ext. 112 or www.childrensmuseumtucson.org.

• Support our troops at the Flag Day event at Chicos when 10 percent of all sales goes directly to SaddleBrooke Troop Support to assist needy military, veterans, and their families. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 7003 N. Oracle Road, (Casa Adobes shopping center); 825-4220 or 1mallnut@gmail.com.

• Celebrate Ted DeGrazia’s 105th Birthday with cake and ice cream while you stroll through the gallery grounds to see the art and architecture of this acclaimed artist. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road; free admission, donations welcome; 299-9191.

• Help raise funds for the gibbons to get a home makeover at Brew at the Zoo: Ales for Apes presented by Reid Park Zoo and FreedomSmokeUSA with a wide variety of craft brews and live music. Details: 6-9:30 p.m.; 1100 S. Randolph Way; $50, $40 members, $30-$40 in advance; 791-3204.

• Enjoy an evening of music and dance at the Fiesta Mexicana fundraiser presented by Ballet Folklorico La Paloma. Details: 7 p.m.; Zuzi Dance Theater, Historic Y Building, 738 N. Fifth Ave.; $10, $6 children; 256-4041 or www.palomadancers.com.


CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Tuesday, June 10

• Listen to Elaina Love’s seminar: Introduction to Liver Flush and Detox at the Red Monkey Pilates Studio. Details: 6:30 p.m.; 3001 E. Skyline Drive, #139; 232-0534 or www.redmonkeystudio.net.

Wednesday, June 11

• Learn about earthworms, their place in the ecosystem, and how to harness the labors of worms to turn your garbage into a fabulous fertilizer with everything you need to know to build and manage a worm compost bin at The Joy of Vermicomposting: Linda’s Show Worms presented by Linda Leigh. Details: noon; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.


OUTDOORS

Saturday, June 7

• Bring a flashlight and take a Nighttime Hike up Honey Bee Canyon and view petroglyphs to celebrate National Trails Day with the Town of Oro Valley and Marana Parks and Recreation. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Honey Bee Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free but advance registration recommended; www.orovalleyaz.gov.


CHILDREN

Saturday, June 7

• All Aboard! with the Civic Orchestra of Tucson chugging down the musical railroad tracks to explore songs, stories, sounds, rhythms, and movement from the locomotive to the caboose at Magical Music for Kids presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 797-3959.

• Learn how animals use their senses to explore their surroundings, look for food, and even find a mate at Science Saturday: Experiencing Nature through the Senses presented by Pima County Natural Resources. Details: 2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free but tickets handed out one hour before presentation; 594-5200.


FILM

Saturday, June 7

• Learn about Bears in Our National Parks containing the last havens of the lower 48 states’ bear habitat in a fascinating film by Finley-Holiday Film Corporation. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.


HEALTH

Thursday, June 5

• Let Dr. Michael Lokale clarify Weight Loss Myths, Presumptions and Facts at the Commit to Be Fit lecture series. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road; free; 866-694-9355.

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