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The Guide -- Week of May 22

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Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Hangover Part III (R)

Star Trek into Darkness (PG-13)

Star Trek into Darkness 3D (PG-13)

The Great Gatsby (PG-13)

The Great Gatsby 3D (PG-13)

Iron Man 3 (PG-13)

Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13)

Mud (PG-13)

Pain & Gain (R)

Oblivion (PG-13)

42 (PG-13)

The Company You Keep (R)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 888-262-4386

The Hangover Part III (R)

Star Trek into Darkness IMAX (PG-13)

Star Trek into Darkness (PG-13)

Star Trek into Darkness 3D (PG-13)

The Great Gatsby (PG-13)

The Great Gatsby 3D (PG-13)

Peeples (PG-13)

Iron Man 3 (PG-13)

Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13)

The Big Wedding (R)

Mud (PG-13)

Pain & Gain (R)

Oblivion (PG-13)

42 (PG-13)

The Croods (PG)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Erased (R)

The Host (PG-13)

Admission (PG-13)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13)

21 and Over (R)

Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13)

Dark Skies (PG-13)

Snitch (PG-13)

Identity Thief (R)

Parental Guidance (PG)

Life of Pi (PG)

Silver Linings Playbook (R)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

 

Harkins Arizona Pavilions 12

5755 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive, 230-4730

The Hangover Part III (R)

Star Trek into Darkness (PG-13)

Star Trek into Darkness 3D (PG-13)

The Great Gatsby (PG-13)

The Great Gatsby 3D (PG-13)

Peeples (PG-13)

Iron Man 3 (PG-13)

Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13)

Mud (PG-13)

Pain & Gain (R)

Oblivion (PG-13)

42 (PG-13)

The Croods (PG)

Escape from Planet Earth (PG)

THEATER

 

Sunday, May 26

• Bring the whole family to the Academy of Ballet presentation of the classic Pinocchio. Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $14; 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

• Laugh out loud at the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines with special guests War & Tower of Power. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $25-$85; 800-344-9435. 

 

Through Sunday, June 2

• Catch a performance of the musical adventure Arizona Smith and the Relic of Doom. Details: 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 3, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 & 6 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95, $7.95 children; 886-9428.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, May 23

• Catch the Kings of the Mic Tour featuring LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De la Soul for unlikely explosion of entertainment that feeds your mind and soul. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-$85; 800-344-9435.

 

Friday, May 24

• Listen to the music of the Rob Resetar Trio at the Main Gate Square Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Geronimo Plaza Courtyard, University Blvd. between Park & Euclid; free; 797-3959.

 

Sunday, May 26

• Enjoy A Hero’s Salute Memorial Day Concert by Arts Express in recognition of all the men and women who have served. Details: 3 p.m.; UA School of Music Crowder Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $5 minimum donation; 319-0400.

• Don’t miss the 5th Annual Kevin Pakulis Ranch Party featuring Coyote Supper Club with special guests Hadji Banjovi and the Infinite Mercies for an evening of music under the stars. Details: 6 p.m.; Triangle L Ranch, Oracle; $12, $10 in advance; www.TriangleLRanch.com.

• Celebrate Memorial Day at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort with guitarist Gabriel Ayala presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7 p.m.; 7000 N. Resort Drive; $30, $25 members, $15 students; 903-1265.

 

Thursday, May 30

• Listen to the poetic rocker and gifted songwriter Juanes who has become a leading all-Spanish language music artist. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-$105; 800-344-9435. 

 

Friday, June 7

• Don’t miss the Master of Madness Tour featuring Alice Cooper with Marilyn Manson. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-$75; 800-344-9435. 

 

Saturday, June 8

• Sit back and reminisce as The British Invasion takes you back to the music from 1964 to 1968 from bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, The Zombies, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Animals, The Dave Clark Five, The Yardbirds, Manfred Mann and many more. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818.

 

Wednesday, June 12

• Clap your hands and stamp your feet as the Presidio Boys recreate hits of favorite vocal groups including the Oak Ridge Boys, Statler Brothers, and more at A Salute To Country Gospel. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818. 

 

Sunday, June 16

• Don’t miss rockers at Benatar & Neil Giraldo with Cheap Trick. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $30-$85; 800-344-9435. 

 

Tuesday, June 18

• Listen to long-time country music favorite vocalist Martina McBride. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-$85; 800-344-9435. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday to Monday, May 24-27

• Enjoy Spacefest V featuring events for space enthusiasts with art exhibits, astronomy and astronaut guest speakers, tours of area astronomy-related facilities, and more. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $20, $50/weekend pass; 792-3500.

Saturday, May 25

• Bring the whole family for food, fun and classic cars at the Car Show to help raise funds for a wheelchair lift transport van for a local man struggling with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Desert Son Community Church, 5250 W. Cortaro Farms Road; 290-5827 or 405-2174.

• Check out the Rockin’ Rides Car Show benefiting Ronald McDonald House with a raffle, 50’s era dress-up contest for kids, a bake sale, dunk tank, a DJ, and more. Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Pep Boys, 4491 E. Speedway Blvd.; spectators free; www.azdesertdolls.weebly.com.

• Discover new beers as well as enjoy many of your favorite libations along with music, entertainment, and an assortment of food at the comedy and beer festival Brew Ha Ha. Details: 5 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $40-$70, $30-$60 in advance; 800-344-9435.

 

Saturday to Monday, May 25-27

• Browse more than 40 subject categories at the Rare & Collectible Book Fair Fundraiser for the educational non-profit Tell Me a Good Story. Details: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free admission; 975-2904 or www.TellMeAGoodStory.org.

• Celebrate the life and times of the Old West’s famous lawman in Tombstone, “the town too tough to die,” with costumed entertainers, gunfights, street skits, a chili cook-off, and stagecoach rides at Wyatt Earp Days. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; downtown Tombstone; free admission; 888-457-3929.

 

Saturday, June 8

• Enjoy a kaleidoscope of fashion, food, libations, and art at the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance benefit Splash! to support art programs in local schools. Details: 6-10 p.m.; La Encantada shopping center, lower courtyard, Skyline Drive & Campbell Avenue; $70; 797-3959.

 

CLASSES &

PROGRAMS

 

Friday, May 24

• Listen to the University of Arizona Museum of Art Lecture Series with this month’s topic “When Artists Surprise You: Unknown Prints from Famous Painters” presented by Kate Phillips. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 594-5580.

 

Saturday, May 25 

• Learn all about The Clouds and Storms of the Catalina-Oro Valley: A Guided Tour of Our Skies and How to Interpret Them presented by Art Rangno, meteorologist and photographer. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Audition with songs and readings for the New Great American Playhouse Musical Melodrama Theatre inaugural production of “Pistol Pete, The World’s Greatest Cowboy!” Details: 1-5 p.m.; The Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road, Suite 110; 349-2159 or www.gaplayhouse.com.

 

Wednesday, May 29 

• Learn about Custer’s career from his days as a cadet to the Black Hills Expedition of 1874 and see how history can be portrayed differently at amateur historian Bill Niehaus’ presentation George Armstrong Custer: From West Point to the Black Hills. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014. 

 

Thursday, May 30

• Take a self-guided tour and attend the Growdown! Designer Forum with a special screening of a short film documenting the design challenge of four local landscape designers competing to create the best small garden. Details: 4:30-5:30 p.m. tour, 5:30-7 p.m. forum and film; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free; 326-9686.

 

Through Friday, May 31

• Learn about a more efficient and productive method of food production combining aquaculture and hydroponics at the Aquaponics Demonstration at the Gardens. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $8 park admission fee, $4 children; 326-9686. 

Saturday, June 1 

• Learn about the Natural History of the Santa Catalina Mountains from authors Richard C. Brusca, E. D. Emeritus ASDM, and Wendy Moore, UA Professor of Entomology with a fascinating story of geological shifts, evolutionary responses, biological development, and the rise of ecological awareness. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Saturdays, June 1

through Aug. 31

• Bring the whole family to Cool Summer Nights at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with special programs for families and weekly themes. Details: 6-10 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; 883-2702.

 

Thursdays through June 28

• Take Citizenship Classes offered by Pima Community College Adult Education. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road; free; 206-3569.

 

Through Sunday, June 30

• View the Flights of Fancy: Birds at Home in the Garden birdhouse exhibit and the flighted friends who move into the newly installed houses. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $8 park admission fee, $4 children; 326-9686.

 

Fridays through Oct. 25

• Bring the whole family to Reptile Ramble to learn all about our scaly, slithery and shelled friends and get a chance to see and touch live reptiles. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with $8 park admission, $2 children; 742-6455.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Saturday, May 25

• Take a Honey Bee Canyon Park Birding Walk with expert Marjorie Flory to spot Gambel’s quail, verdins, gnatcatchers, and other birds of the southwest desert. Details: 7-9 a.m.; Honey Bee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

Tuesdays through Sept. 24

• Beat off the heat as you and your dog take a walk in the gardens with shady paths and lush greenery at Dog Days of Summer. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8, $3/dog; 326-9686. 

 

CHILDREN

 

Fridays, May 24-July 12

• Bring the whole family to Summer Safari Nights at Reid Park Zoo to view your favorite animals, play games, make crafts, and more. Details: 5:30-8 p.m.; $9, $5 ages 2-14; 1100 S. Randolph Way; 881-4753. 

 

Sundays, May 26-Sept. 1

• Bring the kids for fun, hands-on science-related activities featuring specials guests from Tucson’s preeminent science community at Science Sundays. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $2; 792-9985.

 

Monday, May 27

• Kick off the summer making musical instruments, sing along Karaoke, and a grand musical procession with special performances by Bruce Phillips and Children Carrying the Sound at Musicpalooza. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave; 792-9985.

 

Monday to Thursday, June 3-20

• Sharpen your skills at Hardwood Hoops Basketball Camp run by former IRHS and Pima CC basketball coach Karl Pieroway. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Immaculate Heart School, 625 W. Magee Road; $135/weekly session; 272-9323.

 

Monday to Friday, June 3-7,

24-28 & July 15-19

• Ward off that “between-the-school-year funk” with natural science discoveries and ecology explorations at Garden Nature Camp for kids in grades 1 through 6 with garden activities, creative arts, games, and special guests from Reid Park Zoo. Details: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $225, $195 members; 326-9686 ext. 19. 

 

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Thursday, May 23

• Go on a trip to Japan through the eyes of mid-19th Century artists at the Art Talk “Japanese Woodcuts - Images of the Floating World” presented by Kate Phillips. Details: 2:30 p.m.; Nanini Library; 7300 N. Shannon Road; free; 594-5365.

 

Through Thursday, May 31

• View the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection exhibit focusing attention on the achievements of artists with disabilities, and to emphasize that physical disability is no barrier to creativity. Details: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

 

Through Thursday, Aug. 29

• View the Southwest multi-cultural and multi-generational journalist exhibit Return of the Corn Mothers. Details: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; Pima Community College West Campus Student Art Gallery, 2202 W. Anklam Road; free; 206-3110.

 

Through Saturday, July 20

• View Student Artwork from the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and their artistic achievements. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with $8 park admission, $2 children; 742-6455.

 

Through Sunday, Sept. 1

• View the Metal, Stone & Wood exhibit celebrating the textural, compositional and creative nuances of three distinctly different materials. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with $8 park admission fee; 742-6455.

 

FILM

 

Saturday, May 25

• Watch Broken Promises, a social justice series video chronicling the forced relocation of 12,000 Navajos from their ancestral homeland in Arizona. Details: 4 p.m.; Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive; free; 742-4007.

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