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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:33 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Dance Flick (PG-13)

N ight at the museum: Battle of the Smithsomian (PG)

Terminator Salvation (PG-13)

Angels & Demons (PG-13)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

The Soloist (R)

Monsters vs. Aliens (also in 3D) (PG)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

N ight at the museum: Battle of the Smithsomian (PG)

Terminator Salvation (PG-13)

Angels & Demons (PG-13)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

Obsessed (PG-13)

Earth (G)

17 Again (PG-13)

The Cross: The Arthur Blessitt Story (PG)

Monsters vs. Aliens (in 3D) (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Adventureland (R)

Duplicity (PG-13)

Knowing (PG-13)

The Last House on the Left (R)

Watchmen (R)

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail (PG-13)

Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG)

New in Town (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

Hotel for Dogs (PG)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Gran Torino (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

N ight at the museum: Battle of the Smithsomian (PG)

Terminator Salvation (PG-13)

Angels & Demons (PG-13)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

Obsessed (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens 3D (PG)

THEATER

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY, MAY 27-29

• Get ready to experience a magical family event as Oro Valley Youth@Performing Arts showcase their talents by presenting Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $9 adults, $6 students; 248-8372.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MAY 28

• Listen to Gabriel Ayala, classical guitarist and nominee for the Native American Music Awards "Best Independent Recording." Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $18, $12 members; 742-6455.

• Listen to a blend of swing, blues and pop standards by vocalist Joe Bourne and Stevie Woods with the SPS Combo at the Park Place Mall Live Music Series . The evening is dedicated to the Children's Miracle Network and concert goers can make a donation with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Tucson Medical Center. Details: 5:30-8 p.m.; 5870 E. Broadway; free admission; 795-1566.

SATURDAY, MAY 30

• Enjoy the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council's outdoor music series at Bluegrass Night with the Desert Bluegrass Band performing blues, ragtime, jazz, swing, gospel and old time mountain music. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane; free; 797-3959.

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music of The Arizona Symphonic Winds , Southern Arizona's premier community concert band, for an outdoor concert featuring show tunes, movie themes, marches, and traditional band music. Details: 7 p.m.; Udall Park Amphitheater, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road; free; 721-2068.

SUNDAY, MAY 31

• Listen to the exciting blend of classical favorites performed by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra . Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $20; 818-1000.

• Enjoy Tucson Pops Music Under the Stars with internationally acclaimed pianist David Syme. Details: 7 p.m.; Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center; 900 S. Randolph Way; free; 791-4873.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

• Listen to singer-song writer Brandi Carlile at the Leo Rich Theatre. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $27-29; 800-745-3000.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY, MAY 28-JULY 3

• Get an historic overview of Hopi basket-making traditions , types and techniques; including tips on "reading" and identifying distinguishing katsina iconography, and examples of historic and contemporary works. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays; Arizona State Museum, 1031 E. University Blvd.; $3 suggested donation; 621-6302.

SATURDAY, MAY 30

• Show off your skills and have fun for a chance to win a $100 Bookmans gift certificate or other prizes at the Adult/Teen Video Game Challenge using Street Fighter IV for X-Box 360. Details: 1-2 p.m. sign-up; 2 p.m. challenge begins; Bookmans, 1930 E. Grant Road; free; 325-5767.

• Enjoy Artful Cuisine cooking demonstrations and a complete meal presented by renowned chefs to raise funds for the Tucson Community Food Bank. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Blue Raven Gallery and Gifts, Many Hands Courtyard, 3054 N. First Ave.; $20; call 293-3566 for ticket information.

SUNDAY, MAY 31

• Put on your dancing shoes to raise funds for the Last Alarm Foundation honoring fallen firefighter heroes with live music by Second Chance and Los Recuerdos, food, drink, and raffle prizes. Details: 2-8:30 p.m.; The Event Center, 1365 W. Grant Road; $10; 622-3639 Ext. 110.

MONDAY, JUNE 1

• Primavera Cooks! at Feast restaurant with a multi-course, wine-paired meal prepared by apprentice chefs and sommeliers, and enjoyed by anyone wishing to raise funds supporting services for Tucson's homeless and working poor community members. Details: 4122 E. Speedway Blvd.; $125; 623-5111 ext. 101.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

FRIDAY, MAY 29

• Spend Astronomy Night with Starizona where experts will be on hand with telescopes on the upper patio of the Kannally Ranch House to interpret the planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, moon views and constellations of the early summer skies. Details: 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; free with $5 summer park entrance fee; (520) 896-2425.

SATURDAY, MAY 30

• Learn about common and unusual species of Desert Wildflowers from author and naturalist Meg Quinn, and conditions that lead to the occasional spectacular displays of spring annuals. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• When the lights go out and the doors close, everything in the museum seems to come to life. Bring a flashlight for a wild adventure Night at the International Wildlife Museum . Details: 6-8 p.m.; 4800 W. Gates Pass Road; $7 adults, $5.50 seniors, $2.50 children; ages 4-12; 629-0100.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

• Learn about the Amazing World of Bats , the world's only flying mammals with over 1,000 species and their importance to ecosystems around the world with special emphasis on the role of bats as pollinators of columnar cacti in the Sonoran Desert, presented by Theodore Fleming, emeritus professor of biology at the University of Miami. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

THURSDAY, MAY 28-JUNE 6

• Visit a participating state park and Take a Hike for National Trails Day between now and National Trails Day on June 6. Register to win merchandise, an annual pass, and a two-night stay in a cabin or yurt. Details: visit website www. AZStateParks.com/trails or call 800-285-3703 for information and registration forms.

TUESDAY, JUNE 2

• DIG: Prehistoric Gardens and explore geology, paleontology, and botany to learn about links to a historic past. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

CHILDREN

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 29-31

• Join the fun with Sesame Street Live! Elmo Makes Music at the Tucson Music Hall. Details: 7:00 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 4 p.m. Sunday; 260 S. Church Ave.; $15-27; 800-745-3000.

SATURDAY, MAY 30

• Meet and greet the teachers at Tucson Clay Co-op and learn more about their free summer clay classes and their extended summer program for kids 6 to 12. Details: 12-4 p.m.; 3326 N. Dodge Blvd.; free; 792-6263.

• Celebrate summer by getting creative and decorate and color the courtyard with sidewalk chalk . Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

• Join the Tucson Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble for their performance of Josefina Javelina Wants to be a Ballerina , based on children's picture book, Josefina Javelina. Tickets required and will be handed out 1/2 hour before presentation on a first-come, first-served basis. Details: 2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

MONDAY TO SATURDAY, JUNE 1-6

• Check out the Dino Canyon and have some fossil fun . Details: Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

MONDAY TO SUNDAY, JUNE 1-7

• Make your very own dinosaur puppet! Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 28-JUNe 7

• Take A Closer Look at Cactus and Succulents to celebrate the biennial convention of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's exhibit of botanical paintings created by contemporary artists from across the United States and abroad. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; $13 adults, $4.25 children, free under 5; 883-2702.

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, MAY 28-JUNE 27

• Check out the Biggest Little Show in Town: 17th Small Works Invitational featuring well-known and up-and-coming artists from throughout the Tucson community and beyond, a who's who of the city's contemporary art scene. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; Davis Dominguez Gallery, 154 E. Sixth Street; free admission; 629-9759.

FRIDAY, MAY 29

• See original art in miniature sizes by Diana Madaras at the artist reception opening of the Madaras Miniature Show featuring desert scenes in her bold and contemporary style as well as florals, animals and architectural paintings. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive, No. 101; free admission, reservations requested; 623-4000. Exhibit continues through Monday, June 15; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.

THROUGH MONDAY, JUNE 1

• See selected prize-winning works at the 8th District Congressional Student Art Exhibit by high school students in Pima, Cochise and Santa Cruz counties. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

FILM

THURSDAY, MAY 28

• View the remarkable film Manufactured Landscapes about the effects of the China's massive industrial revolution and its impact on the planet. Details: 6 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 North Main Ave.; free with museum admission, $8, $6 seniors, $3 students; 624-2333.

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