Thursday to Sunday, May 6-June 13


• Enjoy a madcap romp of mistaken identity, gender confusion, and naughty intrigue at the Live Theatre Workshop presentation of Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-18; 327-4242. 


Saturday, May 8


• Enjoy a performance of the students of the Music & Dance Academy at their Spring Dance Gala and Ensembles Festival featuring hip hop, ballet and jazz dancing along with music ensembles. Details: 2-5 p.m.; UA Crowder Hall, University of Arizona, 1017 N. Olive;


Through Sunday, May 16


• Enjoy a masterpiece of love and jealousy as the Rogue Theatre presents Shakespeare's Othello. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; 300 E. University Blvd., Suite 150; $24; 551-2053.



Thursday to Saturday, May 6-8


• Examine the fascinating origins of dance paying tribute to the cultures of Africa; Western Europe; North, Central and South America at the Pima Community College's A Celebration of Nations. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.


Monday, May 10


• Enjoy the Mariachi Extravaganza featuring Mariachi Sonido de Mexico and Mariachi Cielo De Mexico. Details: 7 p.m.; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95, $7.95 under 12; 886-9428.


Friday, May 7


• Bring a chair or blanket for the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance's Cultural Concert featuring the jazz-rock and blues of Giant Blue. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Steam Pump Village Shopping Center, Oracle Road & Steam Pump Way; free; 797-3959.


• Celebrate the Future with a full-orchestra annual concert featuring winners of the TSO Young Artists Competition and selected works by students in the TSO Young Composers Project. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; free but donations appreciated; 882-8585.


Friday & Sunday, May 7 & 9


• Experience Za Boom Ba! as you become the drummer, feel and be the groove. Details: 8 p.m. Friday; Leo Rich Theatre, Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $22, $17 children; 800-745-3000.


Saturday, May 8


• Bring a chair or blanket for the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance's Concert in Your Backyard featuring the jazz-rock and blues of Giant Blue. Details: 6 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road; free; 797-3959.


• Listen to the Tucson Women's Chorus a cappella Spring Concert of multicultural songs to support the chorus scholarship fund and its outreach efforts. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. 3rd Street; $10; 743-0991. 


Sunday, May 9


• Enjoy a Mother's Day program of the Pima Community College Chorale & College Singers performing selections from Bach to Billy Joel. Details: 3 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.


• Listen to trumpeter Jim Rotondi and tenor sax player Doug Webb at the Tucson Jazz Society's Jazz under the Stars. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Phillip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.; $10-$20; 903-1265.


• Bring a chair or a blanket and listen to a Mother's Day Concert by the Tucson Pops Orchestra. Details: 7 p.m.; DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park, 22nd Street & Country Club Road; free; 722-5853.


• See Pedro Fernandez in concert at the Diamond Center. Details: 8 p.m.; I-19 & Pima Mine Road; $40-75, $35-70 in advance;




Friday, May 7


• Help raise funds for the Arizona Youth Partnership summer programs at the 5th annual Taste of Arizona with appetizers prepared by some of Arizona's finest chefs, Arizona wines, and live and silent auctions. Details: 6-9 p.m.; La Encantada, Skyline & Campbell;




• Help raise funds to support the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson at the 2010 Cornerstone Gala. Details: 6 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $200; 838-2507.




Friday to Sunday, May 7-9


• Recognize and celebrate the role public gardens play in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and community education at National Public Gardens Day or Mother's Day. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7, free admission for mothers May 9 only; 742-6455.


Through Sunday, July 18


• View a multi-media War Brides exhibit focusing on the experiences of British and European women who arrived in North America as War Brides and their personal journeys as they followed their military husbands from Britain, Holland, Italy, Belgium and France to the United States and Canada, starting in 1942. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road; included with $12.75-$15.50 museum admission; 574-0462.



Friday, May 7


• Learn about the biology and adaptations of some of rattlesnakes, scorpions, and Gila monsters at the digital slide presentation Venomous and Poisonous Animals of Arizona. Details: 6-7 p.m.; International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road; included with museum admission $7; $2.50 children; 629-0100.




Saturday, May 8


• Unleash your creativity at the Hand in Hand: Healing Yourself and Your Planet through Expressive Arts class. Details: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $55, $45 members; 742-6455.


• Learn about the process of discovery and invention from the scientists and educators of the Physics Factory at Science Saturday. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Biosphere 2, 32540 S. Biosphere Road, Oracle; included with Biosphere admission $20, $13 children; 520-838-6200.


• Let author Joan Fox tell you the story of the Sabino Canyon mountain lions that Arizona Game & Fish killed in 2004 and other stories at her presentation Mountain Lions and Humans: Respect and Coexistence. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.


• Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and its Impact on Saguaro National Park. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158. 


Saturdays, May 8-June 26


• Receive an overview of the Fletcher's Pilates syllabus for anyone considering becoming a Pilates teacher. Details: 2-5 p.m. Body Works Studio, 1980 E. River Road, Suite 250; 323-7070.


Sunday, May 9


• Join park ranger Arlo Ogden for a photo tour of Saguaro National Park East focusing on the People and Places of Saguaro's Past told by its historic structures. Details: 11 a.m.; 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free; 733-5153.


Monday, May 10


• Learn about the curious and fascinating topic, Discovery of Love in the High Middle Ages, presented by UA Professor of German Studies Dr. Albrecht Classen, courtesy of the Arizona Humanities Council and the Pima County Public Library. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.; free; 594-5305, Ext. 3.


• Take weather spotter training and learn to identify severe weather and what to report to the National Weather Service to aid in their warning process. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Town Hall Complex, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 670-5156.


Wednesday, May 12


• Learn about Human Adaptation to Catastrophic Events: Lessons from the 11th Century Eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano presented by Mark D. Elson, Ph.D., principal investigator at Desert Archeology, Inc. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.



Friday, May 7


• Celebrate Space Day at the Pima Air & Space Museum with hands-on activities for youth focusing on exploring aerodynamics, rocket science, and living and working in space. Details: 1-4 p.m.; 6000 E. Valencia Road; included with museum admission; 574-0462.


Saturday, May 8


• Help youth appreciate, learn about, talk about, and create miniatures at the Kids Create Family Fun Program. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Mini-Time Machine, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive; included with museum admission; 881-0606.



Through Tuesday, June 8


• Recognize the creative talents of high school students from Cochise, Santa Cruz and Pima counties at the Congressional Student Art Exhibit. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Gallery, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.



Wednesday, May 12


• Learn about respiratory diseases at Straight Talk with the Doctor presented by Dr. Michael Maximov, Saguaro Physicians Group. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; TMC Senior Services El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road; free; 324-1960.

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