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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Battleship (PG-13)

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (PG-13)

The Dictator (R)

Dark Shadows (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers 3D (PG-13)

The Lucky One (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Battleship (PG-13)

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (PG-13)

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 (PG)

Chimpanzee (G)

The Lucky One (PG-13)

Think Like a Man (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Lockout (PG-13)

The Three Stooges (PG)

Casa de mi Padre (R)

A Thousand Words (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

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

Battleship (PG-13)

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (PG-13)

The Dictator (R)

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 Lucky One (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)


THEATER

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.

• Don’t miss Musical Mayhem Tucson’s Debut Show, a musical comedy designed for show tune lovers with voices and personalities that will have you rolling in the aisle. Details: 7 p.m.; Colors Tucson, 5305 E. Speedway Blvd.; $5; www.musicalmayhemtucson.weebly.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.


MUSIC

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.

Saturday, May 26

• 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.

Sunday, May 27

• Beat the heat and enjoy the music at the Fourth Annual Kevin Pakulis Ranch Party along with works from local artists at the Big Desert Sculpture Show. Details: 6 p.m. (gate opens at 5 p.m.); Triangle L Ranch, 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Rd., Oracle; $10; 623-6732.

• Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the Tucson Pops Orchestra’s Music under the Stars Memorial Day Concert featuring soprano Nancy Davis Booth. Details: 7 p.m.; Reid Park, DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way; free.

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

Thursday, May 31

• Listen to the rock band Chickenfoot formed by singing legend Sammy Hagar, guitarist Joe Satriani, and the renowned rhythm section of bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Chad Smith. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $25-$45; 800-344-9435.

• Enjoy the music of Jane’s Addiction with special guest The Duke Spirit. Details: 8:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave; $40-$75; 800-745-3000.

Friday, June 1

• Enjoy the old time and bluegrass traditional songs of Gillian Welch. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $25-$32; 547-3040.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday to Sunday, May 26-27

• Browse gems and minerals from many regions at the Bisbee Gem & Mineral Show. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 478 N. Dart Rd., Bisbee; free admission; (520) 432-2071.

Friday to Saturday, June 1-2

• Help raise funds for Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) at the 12th Annual Himelic Memorial Dinner and Golf Classic. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday (dinner), 8 a.m. Saturday (golf); Westin La Paloma Resort 3800 E. Sunrise Dr.; $40-$175; 907-5235.

Saturday, June 2

• Enjoy a kaleidoscope of fashion, food, music, libations and live art at the Splash!  summer charity event benefiting the arts presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6-10 p.m.; La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr.; $70; 797-3959.


CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Friday, May 25

• 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.

• Learn about Great Depression-era work program Civilian Conservation Corps through old photos and movie clips on their influence on national, state, and county parks. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Friday & Saturday, May 25 & 26

• Learn about the 26 species of Snakes of Saguaro National Park and how they contribute to the desert ecology. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday, May 26

• Learn about Organic Maintenance Methods for maintaining landscapes, organic weed, pest and disease control presented by Realm™. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $32, $25 members; 326-9686.

Tuesday, May 29

• Follow the journey from seeds to giants and learn about the Life Cycle of the Saguaro. Details: 11:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• 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.

CHILDREN

Saturday, May 26

• Bring the kids to the Tucson Mall Kids Club: Chalk it Up presented by the Body Shop for ages 10 and under. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 293-7330.

• Build an F-14 Tomcat (airplane) or a Hummer (car) at Model Building for Kids ages 6 and up presented by a local club of dedicated model-builders. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free but registration required; 791-4010.

• Calling all kids and teens to the Retro Video Game Party with a costume contest, video game photo op, open gaming and more. Details: 6-9 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.


FILM

Saturday, May 26

• View the Double Feature: Triumph and Tragedy Along the Little Bighorn DVD and The Anza Expedition 1775-1776 about a journey filled with challenges and obstacles where perseverance and loyalty ensured the success of the expedition. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.


OUTDOORS

Friday, May 25

• Bring water and flashlight for an easy, guided Night Walk to explore and experience the Sonoran Desert at night. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5153 (reservations required).


HEALTH

Tuesday, May 29

• Get the latest information at Healthy Pathways: Obesity; When is Bariatric Surgery the Best Option? Details: 3:30–4:30 p.m.; La Paloma Urgent Care, 4001 E. Sunrise Dr.; free; 866-694-9355.

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