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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A listing of arts and entertainment events for the upcoming week.

MOVIES

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (PG-13)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG)

Speed Racer (PG)

What Happens in Vegas (PG-13)

Iron Man (PG-13)

Made of Honor (PG-13)

Baby Mama (PG-13)

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (R)

The Forbidden Kingdom (PG-13)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Street Kings (R)

Leatherheads (PG-13)

The Ruins (R)

Superhero Movie (PG-13)

Drillbit Taylor (PG-13)

Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who (G)

10,000 B.C. (PG-13)

College Road Trip (PG-13)

Vantage Point (PG-13)

The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)

The Bucket List (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG)

Speed Racer (PG)

What Happens in Vegas (PG-13)

Iron Man (PG-13)

Made of Honor (PG-13)

Baby Mama (PG-13)

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (R)

The Forbidden Kingdom (PG-13)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

Nim’s Island (PG)

THEATER

THROUGH MAY 25

• Laugh out loud during “Breaking Legs,” a story about clueless gangsters in the back room of an Italian restaurant who are trying to decide whether to finance a playwright’s Broadway play about murder. Details: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays; Top Hat Theatre Club, 3110 E. Fort Lowell Road; $18 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military personnel; 326-6800.

• Meet Vern, Honey and Patsy — three pals who have driven through a terrible thunderstorm in the name of their weekly bingo obsession — during “BINGO, A Winning New Musical.” Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays; Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Avenue; $25-$27; 882-9721.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 30-JUNE 20

• Catch “Relatively Speaking,” a play by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn about mistaken motives and identities. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays; Top Hat Theatre Club, 3110 E. Fort Lowell Road; $18 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military personnel; 326-6800.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MAY 22

• Listen as Bryony Stroud-Watson and David Dunn give a classical concert and, as a bonus, listen to a reading by William Pitt Root, the first poet laureate of Tucson. Details: 6 p.m.; Rancho Linda Vista, 2436 W. Linda Vista Road; free; (520) 603-9077.

FRIDAY, MAY 23

• Trombonist Michael Mulcahy, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will guest conduct a classical concert by the Sky Island Chamber Musicians including J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and music from Kurt Weill’s “Three Penny Opera.” Details: 8 p.m.; St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road; $15 for adults, $5 for students; skyislandmusicians@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 25

• Catch the final concert of the spring music series Music in the Park, offered by Friends of Oracle Park. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; free; (520) 896-2425.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

• Find a nice spot in the park and listen as the Bouncing Czechs Band performs music from the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well as popular American music of the pre-Be-Bop era. Details: 7:45 p.m.; Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane; free; 797-3959.

• Listen as the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra performs music by Bernstein, Boyer and Crabtree. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center in SaddleBrooke, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors; www.sasomusic.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 8

• Listen as the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra performs music by Bernstein, Boyer and Crabtree. Details: 3 p.m.; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors; www.sasomusic.org.

DANCE

SUNDAY, MAY 25

• Catch the Academy of Ballet in “Alice in Wonderland.” Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $8.75; 321-1000.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, MAY 24

• Take a guided shuttle tour of several active historic motor courts during Tucson’s annual Historic Open House and Tour of the Oracle Road Area. Details: 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.; College Place, 1601 N. Oracle Road; free; 791-4505.

• Shop for fresh produce, bread, pastries, tamales and salsa at the  Oro Valley Farmers Market.  Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 400-9992.

SUNDAY, MAY 25

• Shop for fresh produce, bread, beef, lamp and tamales at the  St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers Market.  Details: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; St. Philip’s Plaza, 4380 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 400-9992.

TUESDAY, MAY 27

• Men are invited to a  sing-along  with the Cañada del Oro Barbershop Chorus. Details: 6:45-8:45 p.m.; Mariposa Room of the DesertView Performing Arts Center in SaddleBrooke, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; free; 825-5495.

CLASSES

SATURDAY, MAY 24

• Learn about the behavior of common mammals, birds, reptiles and insects and get tips on how not to attract unwanted wild animals to your yard during the program  “Living with Urban Wildlife.” Details: 9:30-11 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12, free for children 3 and younger; 326-9686.

• Learn how to assess a landscape’s water flow and harvest water for your garden during a  rain water harvesting workshop. Details: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12, free for children 3 and younger; 326-9686.

SATURDAY, MAY 31

• The Tucson Association of Realtors Housing Opportunities Committee will present  “Home Ownership: The American Dream,”  a housing summit with a variety of exhibits and educational workshops. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; North Exhibit Hall at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; free with admission ticket from www.tucsonrealtors.org; 382-8776.

SATURDAY, JUNE 7

• Register now for the  Youth Pottery Workshop,  presented by Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, which will expose students ages 12 to 18 to pottery as it has been made by American Indians in the Southwest for more than 2,000 years. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 5100 W. Ina Road; $45; registration deadline May 30; 798-1201.

BOOKS

TUESDAY, MAY 27

• Join the Science Fiction Book Club for a discussion of the book  “His Majesty’s Dragon”  by Naomi Novik. Details: 7-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28

• Discuss the book  “Bad Luck and Trouble”  by Lee Child with the Sonoran Sleuths book club. Details: 11 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

VISUAL ART

SATURDAY TO SATURDAY, MAY 24-AUG. 30

• Catch a diverse  salon-style exhibit  featuring paintings, sculptures and glass art, along with a permanent collection of copper vessels, rugs and jewelry. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; Tangerine Gallery, 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 326-5028.

SATURDAY, MAY 24

• Check out the Tucson Arts and Crafts Association’s  Arts and Crafts Show and Sale.  Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Omni Tucson National Golf Resort, 2727 W. Club Drive; free; 297-2271.

FRIDAY, MAY 30

• See  “Art in Oro Valley,”  an exhibit of two-dimensional people-related pieces by Northwest artists. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Ventana Medical Systems office, 1910 E. Innovation Drive; free; 797-3959.

THROUGH MAY 31

• Catch the exhibit  “Dudes and Cowboys: 100 Years of Rancho Linda Vista,”  which includes photos, letters, maps, furniture, tools and other ranching artifacts. Details: 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; Acadia Ranch Museum, 825 Mount Lemmon Road; free; (520) 896-9609.

THROUGH JUNE 1

• View the exhibit  “Memory Works,”  featuring the work of Argentinean photographer Marcelo Brodsky, whose art deals with the shared experience of state terrorism. Details: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road; free; 299-3000.

THROUGH JUNE 10

• See an  ethnobotany exhibit  with fruits, seeds and vegetables sculpted in bronze, drawn and painted. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH JUNE 14

• Celebrate 40 years of art by residents of the Rancho Linda Vista art colony in Oracle during the  “RLV at the Triangle L Ranch”  exhibit. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; Triangle L Ranch, 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road; free; (520) 623-6732.

THROUGH JUNE 15

• Learn about  Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazer  in an exhibit detailing his news reporting career with the Los Angeles Times, his fatal shooting and the process by which local Tucsonans got him selected for a postage stamp. Details: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday; Postal History Foundation office, 920 N. First Ave.; free; 623-6652.

THROUGH AUG. 17

• See work of 23 artists from the Southwest that offers a closer-than-usual glimpse of some of the smallest creatures on earth during the exhibit  “Artful Insects and Inspired Arachnids.”  Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

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