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Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 4:00 am | Updated: 3:58 pm, Wed May 22, 2013.

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

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 Company You Keep (R)

The Place Beyond the Pines (R)

The Croods (PG)

Olympus Has Fallen (R)

The Sapphires (PG-13)

Alien (R)

 

Foothills

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

Iron Man 3 IMAX (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)

Disconnect (R)

Scary Movie V (PG-13)

Jurassic Park 3D (PG-13)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13)

The Croods (PG)

Olympus Has Fallen (R)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

21 and Over (R)

Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13)

Snitch (PG-13)

A Good Day to Die Hard (R)

Safe Haven (PG-13)

Identity Thief (R)

Warm Bodies (PG-3)

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (R)

A Haunted House (R)

Parental Guidance (PG)

The Impossible

Life of Pi (PG)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

 

 

THEATER

 

Friday to Saturday, May 10-11

• Enjoy an innovative blend of choreography and music at Pima Community College Dance Fusion II. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $10; 206-6986.

 

Friday to Sunday, May 10-19

• Catch a performance of Christian Youth Theater’s The Wizard of Oz. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road; $10; cyttucson.org.

Through Sunday, May 12

• Enjoy a performance of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m.; Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $29-$69; 800-745-3000.

• Catch a performance of Shakespeare’s Richard III featuring the drumming of Odaiko Sonora. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $20-$30, $15 students; 551-2053.

 

Friday to Saturday, May 17-18

• Catch a performance of The List, a musical comedy confirming everyone’s suspicions about meeting strangers over the internet with proceeds to benefit Arts for All. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $10; 547-3040. 

 

Through Sunday, May 19

• Enjoy a performance of the Arizona Onstage Productions comedy All in the Timing. Details: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $15; 887-6574.

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 9

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the eclectic jazz, swing, rock and blues of Full Sail 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 Roads; free; 797-3959.

 

Friday, May 10

• Enjoy the Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra concert inspired by folk traditions. Details: 7 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; free; 342-0022.

• Don’t miss the hard rock, heavy metal of Ratt & Dokken with Trixter & Bugsyy. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $30-$59; 800-344-9435.

 

Saturday, May 11

• Enjoy the Tucson Girls Chorus Sounds of Spring concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $15-$18; 577-6064.

 

Sunday, May 12

• Listen to the Pima Community College Orchestra Mother’s Day concert under the direction of Dr. Alexander Tentser. Details: 3 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6; 206-6986.

 

Monday, May 13

• Listen to the Canyon del Oro Orchestra Concert. Details: 7 p.m.; CDO Auditorium, 25 W. Calle Concordia.  

 

Wednesday, May 15

• Enjoy the Amphitheater High School Spring Choir Concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Performing Arts Center, 125 W. Yavapai Road. 

• Enjoy the authentic Cash sound at Robert Shaw’s tribute Man in Black - Music of Johnny Cash. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818.

 

Friday, May 17

• Listen to the Amphitheater High School Spring Band & Orchestra Concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Performing Arts Center, 125 W. Yavapai Road. 

• Enjoy the world’s first classical crossover group Il Divo who has become a global touring phenomenon. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $40-$150; 800-344-9435.

 

Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19

• Enjoy the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra featuring violinist Francisca Mendoza. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $23, $21 in advance; 825-2818; or 3 p.m. Sunday; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, under 17 free; 308-6226.

 

Sunday, May 19

• Listen to the timeless music of Grammy award winner Tony Bennett. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $30-$100; 800-344-9435.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday, May 9

• Enjoy Mom’s Night Out with fashion, fortune, freebies, and a Fashion Workshop on flattering your figure. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road; free; 293-7330.

 

Friday, May 10

• Take the day off and celebrate National Public Gardens Day in the quiet beauty of Tohono Chul Park. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free admission May 10 only; 745-6455.

• Help raise funds for SoldNoMore, a Tucson organization working to rescue and protect victims of human trafficking in Pima County at the comedy event Free to Laugh/Laugh to Free. Details: 7 p.m.; Victory Worship Center, 2561 W. Ruthrauff Road; $20; 877-8779.

 

Saturday, May 11

• Browse the works of local artists at The Tucson Arts and Crafts Association Salute To Summer Arts and Crafts show with a raffle to benefit Wreaths Across America program providing wreaths for veteran’s graves. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hilton Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way; free admission; 797-1751. 

 

Saturday, May 18

• Help raise funds at the Special Olympics Golf Tournament. Details: 7 a.m.; SaddleBrooke Ranch, 59680 E. Robson Circle, Oracle; $70; 825-8582 or 465-6593.

 

Saturday to Sunday, May 18-19

• Enjoy wine tastings, treats, artisan vendors, and live entertainment at the Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Railroad Park, Railroad Avenue, Willcox; $15; 520-766-3000.

 

Saturday, May 25 

• 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.

 

 

CLASSES & 

PROGRAMS

 

Saturday, May 11

• Learn free and low-cost energy efficiency measures to save energy and money at home and receive some free energy-saving devices at the Senior Energizer Conservation Workshop presented by Tucson Electric Power and the Environmental Education Exchange. Details: noon-1:30 p.m. & 2-3:30 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.  

 

Sunday, May 12 

• Bring Mom and Grandma to celebrate Mother’s Day and the Iskashitaa Refugee Network Partnership with stories and food samples. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free admission for mothers and grandmothers; 745-6455.

• Let your imagination soar at the class Recycled Metal Flowers learning how to create easy-to-make flowers from recycled soda and tin cans or other objects you have found. Details: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15, $10 members; 326-9686. 

 

Tuesday, May 14

• Take a stroll through the garden to observe and enjoy the beautiful world of Butterflies of Brandi Fenton Park. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; 3482 E. River Road; free; 615-7855.

 

Wednesday, May 15 

• Discover creative writing techniques at Alexis Powers’ Writers’ Workshop. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 594-5580.

• Learn some interesting tidbits about ancestral life gleaned from extensive archaeological research near Winslow at the Arizona State Museum Curator Dr. Charles Adams’ presentation New Knowledge from Old Sites: Hopi History at Homol’ovi. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014. 

 

Thursday, May 16 

• Take a Western National Park Association Insider Tour: Gila Cliff Dwellings to investigate the ancient sites of the Mogollon area of Upper Gila River and Western New Mexico University’s world-class collections of pre-Columbian Mimbres pottery and cultural artifacts, and other historical locations. Details: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; depart from National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $570, $525 members; 622-6014. 

 

Saturday, May 18 

• Explore the links between Old and New World farming, religion, ceramics, gastronomy, and architecture at Spain: Moors and Christians, Olives and Wine: Tracing the Cultural and Agricultural Roots of the American Southwest presented by Sonya Norman and Jesus Garcia from the  Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014. 

 

Wednesday, May 22

• Learn about geology, geography, flora, fauna, mining, ranching, and a general history involving American Indians and homesteaders at Sentinel to the North: Exploring the Tortolita Mountain Range presented by author William Azcarza. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

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.

 

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 11

• Bring a flashlight and wear dark clothing to explore the fascinating world of owls at Nature Nights: Evening Owl Walk. Details: 7-8:30 p.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Road; free; 615-7855.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, May 11

• Enjoy the adventures through the Sonoran Desert of the Gingerbread Man in a hilarious re-telling of the classic tale presented by Puppets Amongus. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Geasa-Marana Public Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road; free; 594-5255.

 

Sunday, May 12

• Make a treat to give your mom and celebrate Mother’s Day at the Zoo. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way; free adult admission with paid child admission; 837-8187.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

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 but reservations required; 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.

 

FILM

 

Thursday, May 9

• Catch a screening of “The Revolutionary Optimists” about an attorney and social activist and children from the slums of India empowering themselves to overcome poverty and improve their neighborhoods at the documentary film series Now Showing at Your Library. Details: 2-4:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 594-5580.

 

Sunday, May 19

• Enjoy the Desert Dreams Film Premiere, a unique nature documentary revealing hidden moments in the lives of the creatures of the Sonoran Desert in a seasonal chronology produced by nationally acclaimed National Geographic Society photographer Thomas Wiewandt. Details: 3 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $8, $4 children; 547-3040.

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