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Happenings -- Week of March 26

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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4:00 am


Wednesday to Sunday, March 26-30

• Step back in time for a new hit show adapted from the most beloved program in television history I Love Lucy: Live on Stage  in collaboration with Broadway in Tucson. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $29-$75; 621-3341.


Thursday to Saturday,March 27-29

• Revisit by-gone days at the SaddleBrooke Variety Show musical 50th High School Reunion. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $20, $18 in advance; 825-2818.

• Catch a performance of the comedy musical Grease as the class of 1959 navigates the complexities of love. Details: 6:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday; Ironwood Ridge High School Auditorium, 2475 W. Naranja Drive; $6-$8; 407-4244.


Thursday to Saturday,

March 27-June 7

• Catch a performance of the Great American Playhouse’s latest production Quest of the Cavemen.  Details: 7 p.m. Thursday, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road; $15.95-$17.95, $7.95 children; 512-5145.


Saturday, March 29

• Laugh along with Ron White who’s best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $45-$75; 800-585-3737 or www.startickets.com.




Friday, March 28

• Be there as the TSO Rocks the Fox with The Amazing 80’s featuring Jeans ‘n Classics with conductor Keitaro Harada. Details:  8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $28-$49; 547-3040.


Saturday, March 29

• Listen to Tucson Chamber Artists present famous sacred works, mostly a cappella, from the 1500s to today. Details: 7:30 p.m.; St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave.; $25-$40; 401-2651.


Sunday, March 30

• Enjoy the Catalinas Community Chorus’ Let’s Go to the Movies Concert featuring music from movies past and present with vocalist Joe Bourne. Details: 3 p.m.; St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte; $10, ages 12 and under free; 303-6474. 

• Enjoy an evening of exquisite music and historic charm at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa - Moveable Musical Feast featuring the TSO String Quartet and Percussion Ensemble. Details: 5:30 p.m.; 1 Otero Road, Tubac; $138; 882-8585.


Tuesday, April 1

• Listen to American blues rock singer and songwriter Joe Bonamassa. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $71-$104; www.ticketmaster.com


Wednesday, April 2

• Enjoy the boldness and originality of the Pavel Haas Quartet presented by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; $31; www.arizonachambermusic.org.

• Don’t miss legendary country music singer/songwriters Tracy Lawrence and John Anderson. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $22-$62; 547-3040.

• Reminisce about the British Invasion - Rock and Roll From Across the Pond saluting hit-makers such as Herman’s Hermits, The Animals, The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five, and others. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818.


Friday, April 4

• Listen to the music of the Grammy award-winning Doobie Brothers who have incorporated a wide range of American music styles into their sound over the years from country to jazz to rock and roll. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $45-$75; www.startickets.com.




Friday and Sunday,

April 4 and 6

• Bring back fond memories of your favorite shows with the SaddleBrooke Singers performing The Best of Broadway. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Sunday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $20, $18 in advance; 825-2818.

• Don’t miss the TSO debut of pianist Jeremy Denk performing Mozart and Wagner compositions at The Ring Without Words - Classic 7. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $27-$80; 882-8585.


Saturday to Sunday, April 5-6

• Listen to the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra featuring the winner of SASO’s Dorothy Vanek Youth Concerto Competition. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $23, $21 in advance; 825-2818;  or 3 p.m. Sunday; St. Andrew’s Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20; 308-6226.


Sunday, April 6

• Listen to The Sons of Orpheus Spring Concert singing selections from their repertoire of music including opera choruses, works by Brahms and Liszt, contemporary choral gems, and cowboy classics. Details: 3 p.m.; Casas Adobes Congregational Church, 6801 N. Oracle Road; $17, $15 in advance, $12 students; 621-1649.




Friday to Sunday, March 28-30

• Browse unique gifts and enjoy live music and children’s activities at the Tucson Museum of Art’s Spring Artisans Market featuring more than 100 of the southwest’s best artisans. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 140 N. Main Ave.; free admission; 624-2333.

• Browse vendors with home improvement options, trends, remodeling ideas and outdoor living at the SAHBA Spring Home and Garden Show. Details: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $8 (discounts available), ages 12 and under free; 795-3025.



Saturday, March 29

• Bring the entire family to the Arizona Archaeology Expo offering educational attractions for archaeology and history buffs along with children’s activities. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road; admission waived during event; 825-9122.

• Browse antique and contemporary baskets at the Native Basketry Show with talks at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from basket expert Terry DeWald. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free admission; 622-6014.

• Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary at their annual fundraiser featuring training demonstrations, raffles, and auctions. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Brandi Fenton Equestrian Park, 3482 E. River Road; free-$5; www.equinevoices.org.


Saturday to Sunday,

March 29-30

• Bring the entire family to the Chalk Art Festival featuring live entertainment, music, kids’ activities and a winding path of murals created by professional artists, art students, and the public presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free admission; 797-3959.


Sunday, March 30

• Enjoy dance performances, music, auctions, artists, wildflower gardens, and culinary delights at the Sonoran Spring Celebration fundraiser. Details: 4-7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $125; 742-6455.


Friday, April 4

• Sample food from 24 different local restaurants, taste more than 150 wines from famous wineries, and bid on art, travel, services, and more at the Crush Wine, Food and Art Festival. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $75; 624-2333.


Sunday, April 6

• Delight in creations from more than 30 local chefs and vote for your favorite at the Taste of Chocolate benefit for the Rincon Rotary Foundation Scholarship Program and 3rd Grade Dictionary Project. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way; $20; 327-7111.


Friday, April 11

• Enjoy an evening of retro glamour and vintage lifestyle at Cocktails and Classics with art, music, dance, and culinary delights to benefit the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and Susan G. Komen Southern Arizona. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Tucson Mall Outdoor Pavilion, 4500 N. Oracle Road; $50, $40 in advance; 797-3959.




Thursday, March 27

• Learn about the Geology of the Tucson Mountains, how they separated from the Santa Catalinas, and what is shaping the mountain range today. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West Visitors Center, 2700 N. Kinney Road; included with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.


Saturday, March 29

• Explore the concept of the land ethic as it applies to birding, conservation, and our own lives through compelling activities indoors and out at the Land Ethic Workshop. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Audubon Society, Mason Center, 3835 W. Hardy Road; 744-0004.

• Learn about the symbolism and tribal rituals of Native American Rattles and how to make your own with help from the Amerind Foundation. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with garden admission; 326-9686.




Saturday, March 29

• Don your hiking boots for a four-mile guided Desert Morning Hike to explore the park. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5153.




Daily through Friday, April 4

• View Charlie Burton and Chris Koval’s Paris and Beyond exhibit of paintings and photographs exploring life in one of Europe’s most cultured cities. Details: noon-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Foundation’s Little Gallery, 6300 N. Swan Road; free; 299-9191.

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