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Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:26 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

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)

Damsels in Distress (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

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 Three Stooges (PG)

Mirror Mirror (PG)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

21 Jump Street (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

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)

The Vow (PG-13)

The Woman in Black (PG-13)

The Iron Lady (PG-13)

We Bought a Zoo (PG)

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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)

Think Like a Man (PG-13)

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)


THEATER

Friday to Saturday, May 11-12

• Let Pima Community College dancers transport you on a journey through winter, spring, summer and autumn highlighting the seasonal and emotional experiences of human life at The Four Seasons with ballet, modern and jazz dances. Details: 7:30 Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $10; 206-6986.

Friday to Sunday; May 11-13

• 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-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; UA Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $12; 370-4000 or www.cyttucson.org.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, May 11-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.

Saturday, May 12

• Enjoy a hilarious mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects by comedian Gabriel Iglesias. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $35-$75; 800-344-9435.

Through Sunday, May 13

• Enjoy a performance of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale directed by Cynthia Meier. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Rogue Theater, 300 E. University Blvd., Suite 150; $30; 551-2053.

• Catch a performance of the Arizona Onstage production of Steel Magnolias which revolves around the close-knit relationships between six ordinary Southern women. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Cabaret Space, Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $20-$25; 882-6574.

Tuesday to Sunday, May 15-20

• 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. Tuesday-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.

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.

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

Friday, May 11

• Don’t miss Triple Threat Divas at the Jazz Under the Stars Spring concert series featuring Julie Anne, Katherine Byrnes, and Crystal Stark presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, $15 members, $10 military/students; 903-1265.

Saturday, May 12

• Listen to the bluegrass and Appalachian harmony and fiddle work of Run Boy Run at the Marana Bluegrass Summer Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy the Tucson Junior Strings Spring Semester Concert featuring works by Mendelssohn and  Tschaikovsky. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson High School Auditorium, 400 N. 2nd Ave.; $10 suggested donation; 225-5000.

Sunday, May 13

• Enjoy the Organ Series: Bach and Franck: Pillars of Genius featuring organist Jeffrey Campbell showcasing the masterpieces of the great composers, Johann Sebastian Bach and Cesar Franck. Details: 3 p.m.; St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; suggested donation $15; 299-6421.

• Enjoy the Pima Community College Orchestra Concert featuring a repertoire for orchestra with high school/college students and community adults directed by Dr. Alexander Tentser. Details: 3 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; 206-6986.

 

Saturday, May 19

• 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 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.SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, May 11

• Help raise funds at the Tucson Realtors Charitable Foundation 6th Annual Golf Tournament. Details: 8 a.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Country Club, 10555 N. La Canada Dr.; $125, $400/foursome; 382-8776.

• Celebrate National Public Gardens Day at the Tucson Botanical Gardens where you can learn about water conservation, native and adaptable plants and landscape design. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free admission May 11 only; 326-9686, ext. 10.

Saturday, May 12

• Celebrate Norway’s Independence Day with Norwegians Worldwide of Tucson at a Norwegian breakfast featuring folk dancing and other live entertainment. Details: 7:30 a.m.; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 664 W. Roller Coaster Rd.; $9, under 12 free; www.norse-tucson.org.

• Help raise funds for charity at the Lute Olson Celebrity Auction and Golf Tournament. Details: 7:30 a.m.; 600 S. Alvernon Way; $150-$500; 303-5604.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, May 12

• Help raise funds at the Special Olympics Golf Tournament. Details: 1-7 p.m.; SaddleBrooke Ranch, 59680 E. Robson Circle, Oracle; $70; 465-6593.


CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, May 10

• Learn about the ecology and conservation status of our region’s mt. lions from Lisa Haynes, coordinator of the University of Arizona’s Wild Cat Research and Conservation Program at the Sierra Club program Wild Cats of the Southwest. Details: 7-8:30 p.m.; SEIU Meeting Room, 1600 N. Tucson Blvd.; free; 623-0269.

Friday, May 11

• Watch as park docents unveil captive reptiles, inviting the brave in each crowd an opportunity to touch, while teaching adults and children alike the essentials in understanding reptiles at Reptile Ramble. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with $7 park admission, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

Friday & Thursday, May 11 & 17

• Brush up on your driving skills at the AARP Driver Safety Class for seniors. Details: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 11; Oro Valley Police Dept., 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; 825-1110 or 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.; $14, $12 members; 299-3000.

Saturday, May 12

• Learn how to assemble a basic drip irrigation system, maintain it, install a timer and develop a schedule for an automated irrigation system at WaterSmart: Residential Drip Irrigation. Details: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free but registration required; 626-5161.

• Learn about water-smart plantings, efficient irrigation, and rainwater harvesting at garden designer and author Scott Calhoun’s class WaterSmart: Hands-On Waterwise Garden Design. Details: 9 a.m.-noon p.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free but registration required; 626-5161.

• Join author-illustrator Guy Porfirio as he explains how his hilarious new picture book leapt into his imagination and landed onto bookshelves at the Jump! Book Presentation and Signing. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Wednesday, May 16

• Meet state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator Kathie Schroeder and Harris Hawk Sueño for a fascinating, up-close presentation. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.


OUTDOORS

Friday, May 11

• Take a relaxing, naturalist-guided Twilight Nature Walk through the park and experience the quiet of the desert at dusk to explore how seasonal changes affect local plants and animals. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday, May 12

• Help remove invasive grasses with the Oro Valley Buffel Busters. Details: 7-9 a.m.; Rancho Feliz neighborhood just south of Rancho Sonora and east of Cascabella next to the drainage way; 229-4879.


CHILDREN

Saturday, May 12

• Show Mom how special she is by decorating a beautiful paper fan that you can give her as a Mother’s Day Gift at the Tucson Mall Kids Club: Art with Nina for children 10 and under. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Mall Kid’s Place Area, 4500 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 293-7330.

• Bring the whole family to the first ever Tucson Youth Music Fair: Exploring Music and Sound hosted by the Tucson Federation of Musicians. Details: 1:30-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; free; 591-2399.

Saturday & Tuesday, May 12 & 15

• Get ready for high-flying fun at the Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long! featuring the timeless Disney film customized with onscreen lyrics presented by Broadway in Tucson. Details: noon Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.; $8, $6 members and children under 12; 795-0844.


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 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.

• 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

Thursday, May 10

• Enjoy Art After Dark: Movie Nights featuring the 2002 film, “Frida,” celebrating the life of Frida Kahlo. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free; 624-2333.

Friday, May 11

• Dine al fresco on the terrace and enjoy the film “Sound of Music” at the Stars Under the Stars Outdoor Film Series. Details: 8:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; 299-2020.

Monday-Tuesday, May 14-15

• Check out the Pima Community College Digital Video and Film Arts Screening featuring the premiere of the film “Ninja Quest” along with film and video work from students. Details: 7 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; free; 206-6986.


HEALTH

Thursday, May 10

• Check out the seminar on Moving Patients Forward. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; La Paloma Urgent Care, 4001 E. Sunrise Dr.; free; 866-694-9355.

• Learn about options for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery from neurosurgeon Richard Chua, M.D. Details: 3:30 p.m.; La Paloma Urgent Care, 4001 E. Sunrise Dr.; free; 866-694-9355.

Monday, May 14

• Get a functional overview of the brain presented by Stephanie Gillespie, N.P. at Brain Week: Our Normal Aging Brain. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

Tuesday, May 15

• Learn How Chronic Diseases Affects the Brain from David Teeple, M.D. Details: 2-3 p.m.; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

• Learn how the Primary & Secondary Prevention of Stroke all starts with you presented by Molly Griffis, R.N. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

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