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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:04 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

The week in arts and entertainment.

MOVIES

FOOTHILLS

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

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)

88 Minutes (R)

EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed (PG)

The Forbidden Kingdom (PG-13)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

Nim’s Island (PG)

21 (PG-13)

ORACLE VIEW

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

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

Superhero Movie (PG-13)

Leatherheads (PG-13)

Never Back Down (PG-13)

The Bucket List (PG-13)

The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)

Drillbit Taylor (PG-13)

The Ruins (R)

College Road Trip (PG-13)

Vantage Point (PG-13)

The Bank Job (R)

TOWER THEATRES

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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)

88 Minutes (R)

The Forbidden Kingdom (PG-13)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

Nim’s Island (PG)

Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who! (G)

THEATER

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY, 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.

THROUGH MAY 18

• See the Broadway musical “Cats.” Details: 7:30 Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $18-$60 with discounts for students, seniors and military personnel; 321-1000.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21

• Encounter a collection of colorful and funny Hollywood residents, including a hunky leading man with a secret, a screenwriter who can’t finish sentences, and a producer who cracks jokes, in the musical “Tinsel Town.” Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $20; 818-1000.

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.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MAY 15

• Listen as Pascua Yaqui flute player Alex Maldonado performs a flute concert with his son Nick, a percussionist, and his daughter Melissa, who sings in the Yaqui language and performs traditional tribal dances. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $18 for nonmembers, $10 for members; 742-6455.

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, MAY 15-17

• Catch the Arizona Banjo Blast featuring traditional Dixieland jazz, Tin Pan Alley and ragtime. Details: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. each day; Omni Tucson National Resort, 2727 W. Club Drive; $10 a day, $6 for evening performances, $25 for whole weekend; 297-2271.

FRIDAY, MAY 16

• Hear nine-time Grammy recipient Bonnie Lynn Raitt in concert with the Robert Cray Band. Details: 8 p.m.; AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $40-$85; 344-9435.

• Catch Minneapolis-based fingerstyle guitarist Michael Young performing on six- and twelve-string guitars. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Green Fire Music Collective, 3445 N. Dodge Blvd.; $10; www.greenfireonline.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 18

• Relax in a lawn chair or on a picnic blanket as Jovert, Tucson High School’s steel drum band, entertains for Sundays in the Park, a program of the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council. Details: 7:45 p.m.; Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy a concert in the park by the Tucson Pops Orchestra and two young string instrumentalists, Robbie Curl and Matthew Vera, during “Music Under the Stars.” Details: 7 p.m.; DeMeester Performance Center at Reid Park, corner of 22nd Street and Country Club Road; free; 722-5853.

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.

FILM

FRIDAY, MAY 16

• See films written, directed and crewed by media arts students at the University of Arizona during “I Dream in Widescreen,” a showing of students’ thesis films. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; free; 626-1405.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MAY 16-17

• See a screening of “Yes is Better than No,” a film adaptation of a novel about a Tohono O’odham family produced by an advanced cinematography class at Pima Community College. Details: 7 p.m.; Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; free; 206-6986.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 15

• Share a Passover Seder with community leaders and youth from various faith traditions and cultural groups, and hear various perspectives on the meaning of freedom, at the Tucson Freedom Seder. Details: 6 p.m.; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road; free, but donations requested; 577-9393.

SATURDAY, MAY 17

• 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.

• Join in the festivities of Family Fun Day at Rancho Linda Vista for workshops on African drumming, Native American flute playing, children’s crafts and other arts. Details: 1-5 p.m.; Wilson Barn, 2436 W. Linda Vista Road; $30 for adults, free for children; (520) 603-9077.

SUNDAY, MAY 18

• 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.

CLASSES

THURSDAY, MAY 15

• Learn about local butterflies and how to attract them to your yard or patio during the presentation “Wild about Butterflies.” Details: 9:30-11 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14 for nonmembers, $7 for members; 326-9686.

SATURDAY, MAY 17

• Learn about wildlife of the Southwest as Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist Kathie Schroeder gives a wildlife presentation with a live bobcat in the living room of Oracle State Park’s Kannally Ranch House. Details: 1 p.m.; 3820 Wildlife Drive; free with park admission; (520) 896-2425.

• Learn about the liberating power of microcredit, small loans to help individuals in repressive social and economic conditions establish or expand small, self-sustaining businesses, in a microcredit presentation by the Tucson Circle of Friendship Bridge. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-1999.

• Dance the night away during Some Enchanted Evening, a semiformal prom dance featuring a mix of ballroom, Latin and other music styles. Details: 8-10:30 p.m.; Armory Park Center Ballroom, 220 S. Fifth Ave.; $8; 770-9549.

• Unearth the how-tos for using native and arid-adapted plants in water-saving landscapes during the workshop “The Great Xeriscape.” Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $5; 742-6455.

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.

OUTDOORS

SATURDAY, MAY 17

• Take a guided 2.5-mile guided twilight hike at sunset. Details: 5:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance; 733-5158.

BOOKS

THURSDAY, MAY 15

• Join a discussion of Richard Vasquez’s book “Angelina Sandoval” during a gathering of the Great Literature of All Times book group. Details: 10 a.m. to noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

CHILDREN

SATURDAY, MAY 17

• Learn about fire safety during a visit with Drexel Heights Fire Department firefighters and receive safety-themed coloring books. Details: 1 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and those ages 2 through 18; 792-9985.

VISUAL ART

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.

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.

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 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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