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Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Five-Year Engagement (R)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D (PG)

The Raven (R)

Safe (R)

Chimpanzee (G)

The Lucky One (PG-13)

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

The Three Stooges (PG)

Titanic 3D (PG-13)

Mirror Mirror (PG)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (PG-13)

Foothills

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

The Five-Year Engagement (R)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D (PG)

The Raven (R)

Safe (R)

Chimpanzee (G)

The Lucky One (PG-13)

Think Like a Man (PG-13)

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

The Three Stooges (PG)

Titanic 3D (PG-13)

Bully (PG-13)

Mirror Mirror (PG)

Wrath of the Titans (PG-13)

The Hunger Games IMAX (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

21 Jump Street (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Project X (R)

Act of Valor (R)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13)

The Secret World of Arrietty (G)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

The Vow (PG-13)

The Woman in Black (PG-13)

Underworld Awakening (R)

We Bought a Zoo (PG)

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Five-Year Engagement (R)

The Raven (R)

Safe (R)

Chimpanzee (G)

The Lucky One (PG-13)

Think Like a Man (PG-13)

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

The Three Stooges (PG)

American Reunion (R)

Mirror Mirror (PG)

Wrath of the Titans (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

21 Jump Street (R)


THEATER

Friday to Sunday, May 4-6

• Enjoy a performance of the musical Godspell Jr. presented by the da Vinci Prep of Studio Connections. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Rd.; $8; 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Saturday to Sunday, May 5-6

• Bring the whole family to Ballet Tucson’s production of Cinderella, the ultimate rags to riches story of romance, dreams coming true and living happily ever after. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $26-$41; 621-3341.

Through Sunday, May 13

• Enjoy a performance of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale directed by Cynthia Meier. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Rogue Theater, 300 E. University Blvd., Suite 150; $30; 551-2053.

• Catch a performance of the Arizona Onstage production of Steel Magnolias which revolves around the close-knit relationships between six ordinary Southern women. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Cabaret Space, Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $20-$25; 882-6574.

Through Sunday, June 3

• Laugh out loud at the hilarious Three Musketeers. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $18; 886-9428.

• Enjoy a performance of the award-winning comedy The Cocktail Hour about a playwright who feels duty bound to get his father’s blessing before producing a play about his family. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-$18; 327-4242.


MUSIC

Thursday, May 3

• Enjoy the Pima Community College Wind Ensemble Gershwin Spectacular concert featuring faculty member Eileen Perry Schwartz under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Friday, May 4

• Don’t miss Big Band Express and Crystal Stark at the Jazz Under the Stars Spring concert series presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, $15 members, $10 military/students; 903-1265.

• Enjoy the Friday Night Live Jazz Summer Concert Series featuring the music of The Tryst presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; Main Gate Square, University Blvd. between Park & Euclid; free; 797-3959.

• Be sure you have your seat reserved when the Midwest Rock N’ Roll Express Tour visits with Styx and REO Speedwagon sharing the stage. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $32-$85; 800-344-9435.

Friday to Saturday, May 4-5

• Join the 2012 participants in their public reading sessions at the Young Composers Project with music by the Tucson Symphony Chamber Orchestra and TSO String Quintet. Details: 7 p.m. Friday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; or 7 p.m. Saturday; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; $20; 882-8585.

Saturday, May 5

• Lend assistance to local students who have won a chance to perform at Carnegie Hall and enjoy their music at the Tucson to Carnegie Hall fundraising recital. Details: 2 p.m.; St. Odilia Catholic Church, 7570 N. Paseo del Norte; free admission, donations appreciated; 219-9950.

Sunday, May 6

• Enjoy the Foothills Philharmonic Spring Concert featuring conductor László Veres. Details: 2 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School Auditorium, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; 209-8420.

• Enjoy the Pima Community College Chorale & College Singers Spring Concert with the music of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Bach under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Ng. Details: 3 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

• Don’t miss the Tucson Masterworks Chorale Spring Concert. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $15, $12 senior/student; 730-5640.

• Enjoy Pops in the Park presented by the Civic Orchestra of Tucson featuring winners of the Young Artists’ Competition. Details: 7 p.m.; DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park, 1100 S. Randolph Way; free; 730-3371.

• Help raise awareness of the need for clean water around the world at the Children of the World in Concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Rd.; free will offering; 297-3095.

• Enjoy the music of the distinctive and popular vocalist Michael McDonald who emerged from the pop/rock scene of the late ‘70s. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $39-$99; 547-3040.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday to Sunday, May 3-6

• Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with music, dancing, and other festivities presented by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. Details: 5-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Park Place Mall; free; 747-7575.

Saturday, May 5

• Bring the kids to the Marana Heritage Conservancy Spring Festival for a tractor show, music, food vendors, face painting, petting zoo and more. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Rd.; free admission; 572-5601 or www.maranaheritage.org.

Friday, May 4

• Celebrate Space Day with hands-on activities for youth, NASA giveaways, astronaut ice cream to taste, and more. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.; included with museum admission; 574-0462.

• Check out the Spring Fashion Runway Show featuring student-designed clothing. Details: 7 p.m.; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $2; 206-6986.

Saturday, May 5

• Check out gleaming examples of Detroit’s finest old cars at the Tucson Street Rod Association’s 38th Annual Rodders Day. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; free; 991-3600.

• Browse the works of more than 30 artists in a wide range of media to benefit homeless veterans and their families at the Tucson Arts And Crafts Association’s Salute to Summer Arts and Crafts Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hilton Doubletree, 445 S. Alvernon Way; free admission, bring a household item to donate and receive a free raffle ticket; www.tucsonartsandcrafts.org.

• Help raise funds for the Board of Hostesses who support restoration of the Mission San Xavier del Bac at their Silver & Turquoise Ball with dinner and dancing under the stars. Details: 6 p.m.; Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St.; $250; 977-5313.

• Enjoy entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and a live and silent auction at the 15th Annual Treasure for TIHAN to benefit the programs of the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network. Details: 6 p.m.; Doubletree Hotel, Reid Park; $75, $65 in advance; 299-6647.

Friday to Saturday, May 4-5

• Browse strange cacti, succulents, and odd varieties of desert plants at the Weird Plant Sale. Details: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday (members only), 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (public sale); Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free admission; 326-9686.

Saturday to Sunday, May 5-6

• Enjoy family-friendly music, dance, and entertainment at the Tucson Folk Festival featuring Beausoleil, Sabra Faulk, Kevin Pakulis, and others. Details: noon-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday; 160 W. Alameda St.; free.

Sunday, May 6

• Help raise funds for research, advocacy and services at Alzheimer’s Association Wine to Remember. Details: 3 p.m.; Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.; $50, $80/2; 322-6601.

• Experience a culinary phenomenon as The Food Truck Roundup rolls into Main Gate Square with fares from around the world along with live music, artist demos, and children’s activities. Details: 4-8 p.m.; Main Gate Square, University Blvd. between Park and Euclid; free admission; 797-3959.

Through Sunday, June 17

• View a diverse array of G-scale model locomotives both scratch-built and created from kits, loaned by members of the Tucson Garden Railway Society at the Brass Tracks and Smoke Stacks: G Scale Model Railroading exhibit. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; $9, $8 senior/military; $6 youth, members free; 881-0606.

Friday, May 11

• Help raise funds at the Tucson Realtors Charitable Foundation 6th Annual Golf Tournament. Details: 8 a.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Country Club, 10555 N. La Cañada Dr.; $125, $400/foursome; 382-8776.

• Celebrate National Public Gardens Day at the Tucson Botanical Gardens where you can learn about water conservation, native and adaptable plants and landscape design. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free admission May 11 only; 326-9686, ext. 10.

Saturday, May 12

• Help raise funds at the Special Olympics Golf Tournament. Details: 1-7 p.m.; SaddleBrooke Ranch, 59680 E. Robson Circle, Oracle; $70; 465-6593.


CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, May 3

• Join Marion Doane for a discussion on Leading Ladies of Literature and a Few Gentlemen Friends featuring Cleopatra -- mother, wife, mistress, Queen, and then some. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Friday, May 4

• Watch as park docents unveil captive reptiles, inviting the brave in each crowd an opportunity to touch, while teaching adults and children alike the essentials in understanding reptiles at Reptile Ramble. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with $7 park admission, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

Saturday, May 5

• Learn the essentials for design, installation, plant selection and realistic characteristics and expectations for rainfed landscapes from designer Vicki France at WaterSmart: Desert Rain Gardens. Details: 8:30-10 a.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free but reservations required; 626-5161.

• Learn about simple and complex water harvesting methods, gray water usage regulations and water budgeting at the WaterSmart: Rainwater Harvesting workshop. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free but reservations required; 626-5161.

• View photographs of wildflowers and other intriguing sights found in nature at photographer and author Frank Rose’s presentation Mountain Wildflowers and Trees in Southern Arizona. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn more about optical science from University of Arizona optical science and engineering students at What is Optics? with demonstrations of infrared (heat) cameras, 3D images, and mirror illusion tricks. Details: 2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Wednesday, May 9

• Learn all about the Ironwood Forest National Monument - A National Treasure in Your Backyard presented by executive director Lahsha Brown. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Wednesdays, May 9, 16 & 23

• Learn how to use already painted papers to create wonderful works of art as you explore color, texture, shape, and  the principles of design at the class Painting with Paper.

Details: 9-11 a.m.; CRIZMAC Art & Cultural Marketplace, 1642 N. Alvernon Way; $60 + $8 materials fee; 323-8555.


OUTDOORS

Saturday, May 5

• Take a Saturday Morning Bird Walk to learn the basics of birdwatching and how to identify the backyard birds commonly seen in the area at a brief presentation followed by a stroll around the 1/2 mile trail. Details: 8 a.m.; Tucson Audubon’s Mason Center, 3835 W. Hardy Rd.; free but reservations required; 629-0510 or volunteer@tucsonaudubon.org.

Wednesday, May 9

• Take an easy walk through the desert to learn about native food plants at the Desert Foods Walk and Tastings led by naturalist Meg Quinn. Details: 7-9 a.m.; Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 7-10 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.


CHILDREN

Saturday, May 5

• Enjoy the Oro Valley Young People’s Concert featuring “What Does Music Mean?” a film series of TV broadcasts from the 1960’s that featured Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. Details: 10 a.m.; Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; free.


VISUAL ARTS

Through Sunday, May 6

• View Artful Gourds on exhibit with exceptional works of art from the hands of artists dedicated to the craft of gourd carving. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with park admission; 742-6455.

Through Monday, May 28

• View the works of Adam and Miwa Block featuring celestial objects in their astrophotography and paintings. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Porter Hall Gallery, Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with garden admission $8, $4 under 12; 326-9686.


FILM

Thursday, May 3

• Enjoy the classic western Monte Walsh and a mini-cast reunion with proceeds to benefit restoration efforts at the historic Empire Ranch in Sonoita. Details: 7 p.m.; The Loft Theatre, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.; $25; 888-364-2829.

Friday, May 4

• Dine al fresco on the terrace and enjoy the musical film “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Stars Under the Stars Outdoor Film Series. Details: 8:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; 299-2020.

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