Friday to Sunday April 25-May 4

• Enjoy Spring Collection as the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre presents Sam Watson’s “Tales and Rhymes” bringing to life the dark tales from the Brothers Grimm and the lighthearted tales from the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday; 1737 E. University Blvd.; $12-$25; www.dance.arizona.edu.


Saturday, April 26

• Laugh out loud with stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias at his Unity through Laughter World Tour. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-$75; 800-344-9435.


Saturday to Sunday,

April 26-27

• Discover the romance, humor and wonder of Hans Christian Anderson’s world as the Tucson Regional Ballet performs the Princess and the Pea along with the timeless classic Les Sylphides. Details: 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; $18-$20; www.ticketmaster.com.


Thursday to Sunday through April 27

• Enjoy a performance of the suspense-filled and cleverly written murder-mystery by Agatha Christie—The Mousetrap presented by Pima Community College Theatre Arts. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Black Box Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $15 and up; 206-6986.




Friday, April 25

• Enjoy a Spring Concert: Classical Guitar and Piano performed by internationally-acclaimed musicians Michael Lich and Ji Sun Lee. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $15, $12 members (must be prepaid); 622-6014 or www.wnpa.org.

• Listen to great hits at A Salute to Burt Bacharach performed by vocalist Julie Anne and band led by Eric Westfall at the Tohono Chul Park Rhythm Night concert series. Details: 7 p.m.; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $25, $20 members; $15 students; 742-6455.


Friday to Saturday,

April 25-26

• Listen to the Tucson Masterworks Chorale: English Cathedral Music with special guests the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus and soloists. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. $18, $15 in advance; 730-5640 or www.TucsonMasterworksChorale.org.

Sunday, April 27

• Listen to the Tucson Concert Band performing “Chestnuts and War Horses,” treasures of the wind band literature which have stood the test of time. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $23, $20 in advance; 825-2818.

• Enjoy the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West featuring 60 talented and versatile Airmen-musicians under the command of Captain Jason S. Plosch. Details: 3 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; free admission but tickets must be obtained in advance; 547-3040.

• Listen to the final concert of the Downtown Chamber Music Series featuring harpist Christine Vivona and trombonist Rob Boone in a program of Jazz Favorites. Details: 3 p.m.; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 545 S. Fifth Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 490-1817.

• Listen to Pima Community College Music’s Ben McCartney Classical Guitar. Details: 3 p.m.; Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $8; 206-6986.

• Enjoy Tucson Philharmonia’s Spring Gala youth orchestra performing symphonic masterpieces and featuring soloist Rebecca Shiao. Details: 7 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $14, $7 seniors/students; 623-1500. 

• Listen while Bobby McFerrin and his band “spirityouall” reinvent Americana with new ingredients into the melting pot. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $35-$75; 621-3341.

• Listen to the Mildred Flood Mahoney Memorial Organ Recital featuring organist Douglas Leightenheimer presented by the UA School of Music. Details: 7 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road; free admission; 621-2998.


Monday, April 28

• Listen to talented staff, faculty, students, and alumni at the Marana Winds Community Concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Mountain View High School, 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd.; free admission; www.maranausd.org.


Tuesday, April 29

• Listen to Pima Community College Music’s Jazz Ensemble Concert featuring vocalist Rachel Peterson. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6; 206-6986.



Saturday, April 26

• Join Tucson Audubon for a celebration of biological diversity, cultural heritage and local resiliency at Earthfest Patagonia featuring guided bird walks, vendors, workshops, and all things birdy. Details: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; www.patagoniaaz.com.

• Help raise funds at Piece The Puzzle Autism Walk/Run and Resource Fair with children’s activities, vendors, and information on this prevalent disorder. Details: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Kino Veterans’ Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way; $17 (adult walkers), $5 children; 770-1541.

• Bring the entire family to the Town of Oro Valley 40th Anniversary Celebration featuring live music, food trucks, and activities for kids. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road; free; www.orovalleyaz.gov.

• Don’t miss the Oracle Oaks Festival featuring a parade, crafts, booths, car show, food, and music. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oracle Community Center, 685 E. American Ave.; free admission; 896-9326.

• Join Citizens for Solar for their Annual Solar Potluck and Exhibition featuring solar- cooked food, displays, children’s activities, and speakers and musicians. Details: 10 a.m.-sunset; Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road; free event, $7/vehicle park admission fee; 749-3538.

• Taste wines and take a tour at the Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 290 Elgin-Canelo Road; $15; 520-455-5893.


Sunday, April 27

• Bring the entire family to the Angel Ranch Western Carnival fundraiser featuring rides, a wild west show, mechanical bull, live music, a petting zoo and more. Details: noon-4 p.m.; Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road; $25, $15 children, $65/family; 326-3686.




Friday, April 25

• Explore the wonder and mysteries of the night sky with Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers providing an introduction and telescopes for celestial viewing at A Night with the Stars. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Road; free; 615-7855.


Saturday, April 26 

• Let Jeff Babson introduce you to Amazing Arachnids and their important place in the ecosystem. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.


Sunday, April 27

• Bring your life jacket for On-Water Sailing Demonstrations conducted by the Tucson Sailing Club for ages 8 and older. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; Christopher Columbus Park, 4600 N. Silverbell Road; free; 297-4455.


Wednesday, Thursday,

and Saturday, May 7-8,

14-15, and 17

• Learn about disaster preparedness and how you can assist emergency responders at Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) offered by the Town of Oro Valley Citizen Corps Council. Details: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday; Oro Valley Police Department Tangerine Substation Training Room, 1920 E. Tangerine Road; pre-registration required; contact Cassidy at 229-4964 or csumpter@orovalleyaz.gov.




Thursday, April 24

• Enjoy the showy flowers of our local cacti and learn about their ecology and uses at a 3-mile Cactus Hike led by botanist Meg Quinn. Details: 7:30-10 a.m.; Brown Mountain trail, Tucson Mountain Park, 8451 W. McCain Loop road; free but reservations required; 615-7855.


Saturday, April 26

• Take a Desert Butterfly Walk with expert Jeff Babson. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Desert Discovery Center, 7798 W. Gates Pass Road; free but reservations required; 615-7855.




Saturday, April 26

• Bring your own camera and learn how to turn your snapshots into works of art at Outdoor Family Day: Up Close with Nature for families with children ages 5-12. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Drive; free; 615-7855.

• Bring the kids to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Expo featuring robots, hands-on activities, Hovercraft, career information, and demonstrations. Details: 10 a.m.; Sonoran Science Academy, 2325 W. Sunset Road; free admission; www.azstemexpo.org.




Thursday, April 24

• Learn how Robotic Knee Resurfacing can reduce or eliminate osteoarthritis knee pain from orthopedic surgeon Kevin W. Bowers, M.D. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road; free; 866-694-9355.

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Bridget Wilde

A correction to the article regarding Tucson Regional Ballet's performances of Les Sylphides & The Princess and the Pea: The matinee shows on both Saturday, 4/26 and Sunday, 4/27 begin at 2pm, not 4pm. All ticket sales venues have the correct dates, but we would hate for you to show up to buy tickets when the show is almost over. We look forward to seeing you there!

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