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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:00 am

THEATER

Friday, May 30

• Enjoy an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy with Emmy-nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Colin Mocherie and Brad Sherwood. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $28-$72; 547-3040.

• Enjoy singer, comedian, ventriloquist and celebrity impressionist Terry Fator who burst onto the national scene after winning “America’s Got Talent” in 2007. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $25-$65; 800-344-9435.

Saturday, May 31

• Laugh out loud with comedian, singer, and writer Rodney Carrington. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $27.50 and up; www.startickets.com.

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, May 30

• Enjoy Friday Night Live! at Main Gate Square featuring the Spanish guitar of Domingo DeGrazia presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7-9 p.m.; 814 E. University Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Saturday, May 31

• Spend An Intimate Evening with Justin Hayward, lead guitarist and vocalist of legendary rock band The Moody Blues. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $27-$69; 547-3040.

Sunday, June 1

• Listen to Musica Sonora - The Italian Concert featuring the cornetto, a wind instrument with a cup mouthpiece and a sound like a boy soprano performed by Alexandra Opsahl, joined by singers Melanie Germond, Karen Knudson, Arizeder Urreiztieta, and organist Jeffri Sanders with gems from the Italian Renaissance and Baroque. Details: 3 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $15, $5 students; 628-8119.

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and listen to the Tucson Pops featuring Jack Neubeck and Crystal Stark. Details: Details: 7 p.m.; Reid Park, DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way; free; 722-5853 or www.tucsonpops.org.

Tuesday, June 3

• Spend An Evening with Stephen Stills, legendary singer-songwriter, guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer whose career has spanned six decades. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $36-$66; 547-3040.

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 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.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday to Sunday, May 30-June

• Talk with hundreds of vendors, compare prices, learn the latest strategies for green building, remodeling, gardening, and get show discounts at the Pima County Home and Garden Show. Details: noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center Exhibit Halls, 260 S. Church Ave.; free admission; 800-745-3000.

Saturday, May 31

• Help raise funds for Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network at the Treasures for TIHAN live and silent auction “Hearts that Care” presented by Arizona Medical Transit. Details: 6 p.m.; Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, Reid Park; 299-6647 or www.tihan.org.

Sunday, June 1

• Primavera Cooks! at Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails hosting a gourmet wine dinner prepared with help from apprentice chefs and sommeliers to raise funds supporting services for Tucson’s homeless and working poor. Details: 135 S. Sixth Ave.; $125 (advance reservations required); 308-3104.

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.


CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturday, May 31

• Gain hands-on experience journaling with instructor Beth Krueger at Beginning Nature Journaling: Explore the Outdoors. Details: noon; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Saturdays, May 31-Aug. 30

• Enjoy Cool Summer Nights at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as nocturnal creatures come to life and enjoy special activities. Details: 5-10 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; $19.50; $15.50 youth; $6 children; 883-2702 or www.desertmuseum.org.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 3-Aug. 28

• Leash up your pooch and take him for a walk at the Dog Days of Summer at Tucson Botanical Gardens. Details: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; regular admission charges for humans, $3 dog admission; 326-9786 ext. 10.


OUTDOORS

Monday, June 2

• Go Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands with a local expert to see the great variety of bird life that inhabits this hotspot. Details: 7:30-9 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Drive; free; 615-7855.


CHILDREN

Sundays through Aug. 31

• Bring the kids to S.T.E.A.M. Sundays featuring science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics learning, exhibits, and activities. Details: 10 a.m.; Children’s Museum Tucson,

200 S. Sixth Ave.; $2; www.childrensmuseumtucson.org.

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