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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 9:03 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Hangover Part II (R)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (PG)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D (PG-13)

Bridesmaids (R)

Priest (PG-13)

Priest 3D (PG-13)

Something Borrowed (PG-13)

Thor (PG-13)

Thor 3D (PG-13)

Fast Five (PG-13)

African Cats (G)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Rio the Movie 3D (G)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams 3D (G)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 1-888-AMC4FUN

The Hangover Part II (R)

Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (PG)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13)

Bridesmaids (R)

Everything Must Go (R)

Priest (PG-13)

Priest 3D (PG-13)

Jumping the Broom (PG-13)

Something Borrowed (PG-13)

Thor (PG-13)

Thor 3D (PG-13)

Fast Five (PG-13)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Your Highness (R)

Diary of a Wimpy Kids: Rodrick Rules (PG)

Limitless (PG-13)

Paul (R)

Mars Needs Moms (PG)

Red Riding Hood (PG-13)

The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13)

Hall Pass (R)

I Am Number Four (PG-13)

Gnomeo and Juliet (G)

True Grit (PG-13)

The King's Speech (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Hangover Part II (R)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D (PG-13)

Bridesmaids (R)

Priest (PG-13)

Something Borrowed (PG-13)

Thor (PG-13)

Thor 3D (PG-13)

Fast Five (PG-13)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

Soul Surfer (PG)

 


 

 

THEATER

Friday to Sunday, May 27-29

• Explore the Comedy Genius of Mark Twain with a mixture of monologues, dialogues, essays, poems, lectures and dramatic adaptations. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $12; 260-6442.

• Catch a performance of the Rodgers & Hammerstein hit State Fair, The Musical. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Red Barn Theatre Company, 948 N. Main Ave.; $10-$15; 887-6239.

Through Sunday, June 12

• Laugh out loud at the Alan Ayckbourn adult comedy Taking Steps. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-$18; 327-4242.

Thursdays, through July 28

• Enjoy a live, old-fashioned variety show with a professional cast and different special guests each week at The Matinee Show presented by Seven Lively Arts. Details: 2 p.m.; the Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $24, $20 seniors; www.thematineeshow.com.

 


 

 

MUSIC

Friday, May 27

• Listen to the brand of pop music born in the ‘70s by Earth, Wind & Fire. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $30-$85; 800-344-9435.

Saturday, May 28

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and listen to the music of Southern Arizona's premier community concert band Arizona Symphonic Winds under the direction of Laszlo Veres. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; free; 721-2068.

Saturday to Sunday, May 28-29

• Celebrate the musical heritage of the American West at Old Tucson's Cowboy Music Festival. Details: daytime and evening performances; Old Tucson Studio, 201 S. Kinney Rd.; $16.95, $10.95 ages 4-11 (daytime admission); $20 (evening admission); 883-0100.

Sunday, May 29

• Enjoy the fun-loving, irreverent country music of Chuck Wagon and the Wheelchairs with singer/songwriter Gary Alan Durrenberger opening the show at the LAVA Music presentation of Music on the Mountain. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free.

• Bring a chair or a blanket and listen to the Memorial Day Concert John Philip Sousa in the Park performed by the Tucson Pops Orchestra featuring Director-Conductor Laszlo Veres. Details: 7 p.m.; Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way; free; 722-5853.

• Listen to the sizzling Latin and Samba rhythms of saxophonist Jessy J at Desert Heat with a Jazz Beat presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; $35, $25 members and active military, $20 students; 903-1265.

Thursday, June 2

• Enjoy Kellie Pickler from "American Idol" in concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $25, $20 in advance; 800-745-3000.

• Enjoy the music of Poco and Firefall, pioneers of the country-rock sound that soared out of California in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $20-$60; 547-3040.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, May 26

• Sing along with your favorite patriotic and show tunes at the Star-Spangled Seniors USO Show. Details: 2:30 p.m.; the Fountains at La Cholla, 2001 W. Rudasill Rd.; free; 797-2001.

Saturday, May 28

• Buy, sell or trade just about anything and bring new and recycled art supplies for Marana area schools to the Marana BaZaar. Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Continental Reserve Park, 8568 N. Continental Reserve Loop; free; 861-7442.

Monday, May 30

• Remember America's fallen and all of those who are presently serving to protect our freedom at the Memorial Day Tribute hosted by Shirley and Larry Copenhaver. Details: 2:30 p.m.; the Fountains at La Cholla, 2001 W. Rudasill Rd.; free; 797-2001.

Thursday, June 2

• Help raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona at the Gallery Golf Club 17th Annual Charity Golf Classic. Details: 6:30 a.m. registration, 7:45 a.m. shotgun start; 14000 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.; 326-0060, ext. 104.

Fridays, through July 8

• Bring the whole family to Summer Safari Nights and view your favorite animals in the cooler temperatures. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way; $5-$7.50; 881-4753.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, May 26

• Learn about the voice of Mexican-Americans during critical historical time periods at the presentation Food For Thought ¬- Tracing History through Mexican-American Newspapers. Details: noon-1 p.m.; Joel D. Valdez Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free; 791-4010.

• Join Chef Robert for a demonstration on cooking "en papillote," or food baked in parchment paper, and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert and a glass of wine. Details: 6 p.m.; SaddleBrooke's MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; $35; 818-1000.

Friday to Saturday, May 27-28

• Meet a live Tarantula and learn more about this fascinating desert creature. Details: 11:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 W. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Learn about the local history of the Depression-era work program the Civilian Conservation Corps illustrated with old photo images and movie clips. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 W. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Friday to Sunday, May 27-29

• Improve your skills at the Pima Writers' Workshop led by authors and literary agents with sessions on writing and publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and stories for children. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pima College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $100; 206-6084.

Saturday, May 28

• Trek across the land of three nations - the United States, Mexico, and the Tohono O'odham Nation - with author Ken Lamberton as he describes his hikes and the people he met along the Dry River: Stories of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about the diversity of Rattlesnakes of Arizona and better understand their role in nature at author Manny Rubio's presentation and "Rattlesnakes of the United States & Canada" book signing. Details: 3-4 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 W. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday to Sunday, May 28-29

• Find out what's growing in Saguaro National Park at the illustrated talk Saguaro: Not Just a Pretty Face. Details: 10:45 a.m. & 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 W. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Sunday, May 29

• Honor those who have served our country with a tribute video featuring World War II veteran Anton (Tony) Lefky at the Memorial Day services. Details: 7:50, 9:15, 10:45 a.m.; Casas Church, 10801 N. La Cholla Blvd.; 297-7238.

Tuesday, May 31

• Meet the Cuckoo of the Desert and learn about the natural history, behavior and other facts about the roadrunner. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 W. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Take a Twilight Walking Tour of Armory Park focusing on the local history and commercial buildings including the Carnegie Library, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Safford School, and the Temple of Music and Art presented by KruseArizona Tours. Details: 5:45-7:45 p.m.; meet in front of Royal Elizabeth B & B, 204 S. Scott Ave.; $15; 625-8365.

Tuesday, May 31 & Saturday, June 11

• Learn to identify severe weather and what to report to the National Weather Service at Weather Spotter Training. Details: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday; Oro Valley Town Hall Complex, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; free; 670-5156 or 670-6526.

Wednesday, June 1

• Take an informative tour of the Rosemont Copper Mine site and get all your questions answered with transportation and lunch provided (for ages 50 and older). Details: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; meet at St. Philip's in the Hills Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $5 OASIS members with $12/semester registration fee; 322-5607.

Saturday & Monday, June 4 & 6

• Put on your dancing shoes and join Northwest Line Dance Classes for beginner through intermediate levels. Details: Saturday mornings or Monday evenings; Oro Valley area; 797-7295 for more information.

Mondays, June 6, 13, & 20

• Learn about various topics of particular interest to seniors at the Senior Empowerment Lecture Series presented by Lucia de Vernai, Community Outreach Coordinator, Office of the Arizona Attorney General. The first topic presented will be Internet Safety on June 6. Details: 6:30 p.m.; East Ballroom, MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd., SaddleBrooke; free.

 


 

 

OUTDOORS

Friday, May 27

• Take a short, volunteer-led walk to look for common, desert birds following a brief review of bird watching at the Bird Walk for Beginners. Details: 8-10:30 a.m.; Tucson Audubon Society Mason Center, 3835 W. Hardy Rd.; free; 629-0510.

 


 

 

CHILDREN

Saturday, May 28

• Learn about the history, math and science behind aircraft and make a project to take home at Soaring Saturdays for ages 5 and older. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.; included with museum admission; 618-4819.

Saturday-Sunday, May 28-29

• Dress in your cowboy and fairy outfits and help the team of adult actors create the story of Cowboys and Fairies for ages 4-8. Details: noon; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; $5-$10; 882-0555.

Sunday, May 29

• Bring the whole family for Rapunzel and a Tap and Jazz Showcase. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $16; 800-745-3000.

Monday, May 30

• Kick off with summer fun with a morning of bubble-making for the entire family at Bubblepalooza. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; free; 792-9985.

Tuesday to Friday, May 31-July 1

• Help kids in grades K-6 develop an appreciation for the wonder of the desert habitat through songs, stories, games, crafts, science projects, and garden exploration at Summer Camp tailored to their age group. Details: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $110-$200; 326-9686, ext. 18 or www.tucsonbotanical.org/education/summer-camps-at-the-gardens.

Monday to Friday, May 31-July 29

• Give your kids an entertaining and educational experience at La Paloma Academy Summer Camp for ages 4-12. Details: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; La Paloma Academy, 2050 N. Wilmot Rd.; $125; www.lpatucson.org.

Monday to Friday, June 6-July 15

• Students entering grades K-8 can attend Casas Christian School's Flight Summer School. Details: call 297-0922 for more information.

Wednesday, June 22

• Register early for the Golder Ranch Fire Babysitters Course to learn the basics, CPR, First Aid, fire safety, baby care, and lessons in responsibility for ages 12-16. Details: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 3845 E. Golder Ranch Dr.; $35, $25 district residents; 818-1017.

VISUAL ARTS

Through Friday, Sept. 30

• View special summer monthly exhibits titled WOW for Watch Our Walls featuring artwork in a variety of media. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; Southern Arizona Watercolor Gallery, 5605 E. River Rd., Suite 131; free; 299-7294.

Through Tuesday, July 12

• View Picturing Tucson: An Exhibit of Cell Phone Photography. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; the Gallery at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with park admission; 742-6455.

 


 

 

HEALTH

Tuesday, May 31

• Learn about the Causes and Treatments of Chronic Headaches at the Healthy Pathways presentation Not Another Headache! given by Moeen Din, M.D. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; La Paloma Urgent Care, 4001 E. Sunrise Dr.; free; 866-694-9355.

Thursday, June 2

• Learn about common sports injuries on the golf course or at the gym from Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialist Tom Coury, D.O., at his presentation How to Avoid and Treat Sports Injuries. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, Classrooms A & B, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; free; 866-694-9355.

 

 

 

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