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Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

For the week of May 1 - May 7

MOVIES

FOOTHILLS

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Baby Mama (PG-13)

Deception (R)

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (R)

88 Minutes (R)

EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed (PG)

The Forbidden Kingdom (PG-13)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

Prom Night (PG-13)

Smart People (R)

Street Kings (R)

Leatherheads (PG-13)

Nim’s Island (PG)

21 (PG-13)

Superhero Movie (PG-13)

Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who! (G)

ORACLE VIEW

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Stop-Loss (R)

The Bank Job (R)

College Road Trip (G)

Vantage Point (PG-13)

Fool’s Gold (PG-13)

The Bucket List (PG-13)

TOWER THEATRES

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Baby Mama (PG-13)

Deception (R)

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (R)

88 Minutes (R)

The Forbidden Kingdom (PG-13)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

Prom Night (PG-13)

Smart People (R)

Street Kings (R)

Leatherheads (PG-13)

Nim’s Island (PG)

21 (PG-13)

Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who! (G)

THEATER

FRIDAY, MAY 2

• Hear sonnets and vignettes, visit a Shakespeare museum, test your strength at The Gladiator Joust and see a student presentation of “King Lear” at Cornerstone Christian Academy’s Shakespeare Festival. Details: 3:30 p.m.; school grounds, 6450 N. Camino Miraval; $9; 529-7080.

FRIDAY, MAY 9

• Attend a Gaslight Theatre production of “Arizona Smith and the Relic of Doom,” which will benefit Interfaith Community Services. Details: 9:30 p.m.; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $30; 297-2738.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 14-16

• Catch a performance of Disney’s “High School Musical” by the Oro Valley drama troupe Youth @ Performing Arts. Details: 6:30 p.m.; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $9 for adults, $6 for those 17 and younger; 248-8372 or www.ticketalternative.com.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MAY 1

• Hear the mesmerizing sound of the Australian aboriginal didgeridoo during a concert by Allen Smith and Rainbow Didge, part of the park’s Spring Concert Series. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $18 for non-members, $10 for members; 742-6455.

• Hear music by two young Tucson-area composers performed by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra during the orchestra’s “Celebrate the Future” concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $15 for adults, $30 for families of four, $7.25 for children; 882-8585.

SATURDAY, MAY 3

• Get ready to groove at Weststock at Westward Look, Tucson’s own revival of the historic Woodstock musical gathering. Details: 5-10 p.m.; Westward Look Resort and Spa, 245 E. Ina Road; $25; 882-6262.

SUNDAY, MAY 4

• Experience a performance by the intergenerational Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $5; (577) 509-1590.

• Hear the Neighborhood Cadet Choir, a group of second- and third-grade boys from Marana, perform during the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Pops Concert. Details: 3 and 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $15-$18; 296-6277.

TUESDAY, MAY 6

• The Jim Hitch Family — a mom, a dad and eight children — will perform a selection of bluegrass, gospel and traditional Christian pieces. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Northwest Community Friends Church, 5950 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 887-2060.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7

• Hear traditional and contemporary folk music of Ireland, Scotland, England and America in a one-hour concert by Christopher Dean. Details: 7-8 p.m.; Country Club of La Cholla, 8700 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 797-8700.

• Hear the rough-and-ready blues-rock trio ZZ Top, which sold multiple millions of albums in the 1980s with its hit “Little Ol’ Band from Texas.” Details: 7:30 p.m.; AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-$85; (800) 344-9435.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 8-11

• Celebrate the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s first recording during a concert of work by Andre Mathieu and George Gershwin. Details: 8 p.m. May 8 and 9, 2 p.m. May 11; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $18 and up, Mom gets in free May 11; 882-8585.

FRIDAY, MAY 9

• Attend a benefit concert for the family of Kevin Self, who died in a motorcycle crash, featuring Toby and Friends and J.T. Reno. Details: 6:30-9 p.m.; Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 10509 N. Oracle Road; donation requested; 360-3803.

SUNDAY, MAY 11

• Celebrate Mom at the Mother’s Day concert “Barbershop Goes Broadway,” performed by Tucson Desert Harmony. Details: 1 p.m.; Desert View Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $15.75 in advance, $20 at the door; 825-5318.

DANCE

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 10-11

• See a classic fairy tale come to life in Prokofiev’s ballet “Cinderella,” presented by Ballet Tucson. Details: 7:30 p.m. May 10, 2 p.m. May 11; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $29-$32; 621-3341.

FILM

SUNDAY, MAY 4

• See the Tucson premiere of “Raul H. Castro: Two Cultures, Many Challenges,” a documentary film about a Mexican immigrant who overcame prejudice and poverty and eventually became the governor of Arizona. Details: 4-6 p.m.; University of Arizona AME Auditorium, 1130 N. Mountain Ave.; $20; 626-3454.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, MAY 3

• Watch a simulcast of the 134th Kentucky Derby and enjoy traditional Derby Day food, bluegrass music, a ladies’ hat contest and mint juleps while raising money for Catalina Rotary Club’s charity recipient, the University of Arizona Child Language Center. Details: noon-4 p.m.; Rillito Park Race Track, 4502 N. First Ave.; $100; 647-3440.

• 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.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 3-4

• Celebrate Mexico’s victory over the French in 1862 at a Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring Mexican music, folklorico dancing, crafts and Mexican food. Details: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. both days; Kennedy Park Fiesta Area, 260 S. Church Ave.; free; 292-9326 or www.visittucson.org.

• Hear more than 100 local, regional and national groups perform folk, blues, Celtic, bluegrass, folk-rock, world, gospel and Cajun rhythms during the 23rd-annual Tucson Folk Festival. Details: noon-10 p.m. May 3, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 4; various locations; free; 792-6481 or www.tucsonfolkfest.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 4

• Visit a psychic fair with intuitive readings, astrology, numerology, tarot, holistic healing, crystals, feng shui, reiki, books, metaphysical jewelry, crystals, aura photos, herbs and essences. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Windmill Suites, 4250 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 742-9905 or www.readersandhealers.com.

• Shop for fresh produce, bread, beef, lamb 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.

• Experience a Hawaiian Lu’au with an authentic Hawaiian menu and traditional dance at A Trip to Hawaii — In Oro Valley, sponsored by Pathway of Hope Foursquare Church. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Painted Sky Elementary School, 12620 N. Woodburne Ave.; $10 a person, $10 for children 12 and younger; 297-7284.

TUESDAY, MAY 6

• Pick and grin — or just listen to music — at the Fire Bistro Bluegrass Jam. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Fire Restaurant and Bar, northeast corner of Tangerine Road and Dove Mountain Boulevard; free; 616-6023.

FRIDAY, MAY 9

• Enjoy piñatas, food and fun at the fourth annual Fiesta Fantastica, a benefit for the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation. Details: 6-9 p.m.; La Encantada shopping center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; $40; 299-3566 or www.tucsonhomeandgarden.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 10

• Learn about the importance of the Ironwood Forest as habitat during the ninth-annual Ironwood Festival, which will begin with an education fair and end with a folk-rock concert. Details: 2-9 p.m.; Mason Audubon Center, 3835 W. Hardy Road; free for education fair, $10 for 5:30 p.m. concert or $7 for those also attending the education fair; 971-6238.

OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, MAY 2

• Gaze through telescopes at the mysterious heavens during a star party at Tucson Mountain Park. Details: 7:30-9:30 p.m.; 8451 W. McCain Loop; free; 615-7855.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, MAY 1

• Jay Crávath, a composer, writer and scholar in the fields of music and American Indian studies, will present a portrait of working-class music in Miners, Cowboys and Washerwomen: The Work Songs of Arizona. Details: 2 to 3 p.m.; Nanini Branch Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road; 791-4626.

SATURDAY, MAY 3

• Learn a new craft during the workshop Papermaking with Desert Plants. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; $20; (520) 896-2425.

• Learn small-scale landscape design for intimate spaces such as private patios during the workshop Southwest Cottage: Intimate Garden Design for Tucson. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20 for nonmembers, $15 for members; 326-9686.

• Authors Paul and Kathleen Nickens will discuss the implications of increased tourism for the native populations of the Southwest during the talk Southwestern Heritage Tourism as Promoted in Early Postcards. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; reservations required; 622-6014.

MONDAY, MAY 5

• Attend Viva Tequila, a fiesta, tequila tasting and fund-raising event to benefit Tohono Chul Park. Details: 6-8 p.m.; J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $45 a person, $85 a couple; 742-6455.

VISUAL ART

SATURDAY, MAY 3

• Attend the opening gala for “The George Chambers Family Legacy,” an exhibit that explores issues involved in preserving history and the tension between progress and historic preservation. Details: 5-7:30 p.m.; Arizona Historical Society office, 949 E. Second St.; $35 in advance, $50 at the door; 617-1143.

SUNDAY, MAY 4

• Attend the opening reception for the exhibit “Dudes and Cowboys: 100 Years of Rancho Linda Vista.” Details: 2-5 p.m.; Acadia Ranch Museum, 825 Mount Lemmon Road; free; (520) 896-9609.

THROUGH MAY 4

• See the exhibit “Debating Modern Photography: The Triumph of Group f/64,” featuring the work of photographers Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Sonya Noskowiak, and others. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Road; free; 621-7968.

THROUGH MAY 11

• See the exhibit “Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2,” the second exhibit of three in a series exploring provocative, contemporary works by young Native American artists. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, free for children age 12 and younger; 624-2333 or www.tucsonmuseumofart.org.

THROUGH MAY 16

• Check out “The Colors of the Southwest,” an exhibit featuring work from members of The Southern Arizona Artists Guild. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; Toscana Studio and Gallery, 9040 N. Oracle Road; free; 575-1445.

THROUGH MAY 17

• See work by sculptors Steven Derks, Ed Davenport and Bryan Crow in the exhibit “Sculptural Odyssey: A Gallery and Garden Exhibition.” Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; Tangerine Gallery, 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 326-5028.

THROUGH MAY 18

• Check out “The Getzwiller Navajo Churro Collection: Tradition and Innovation” exhibit. View contemporary Navajo weavings featuring rugs, wearable pieces and exciting developments in contemporary Navajo textiles. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH MAY 20

• See the exhibit “Made for Trade: An Unconventional Look at Native American Art,” which chronicles the evolution of Southwest Native American crafts. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

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.

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