Thursday to Sunday, April 25-May 12

• Catch a performance of Shakespeare’s Richard III featuring the drumming of Odaiko Sonora. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $20-$30, $15 students; 551-2053.


Friday to Saturday, April 26-27

• Go back through the years at Dancing through the Decades with the Salpointe Catholic High School Dance Studio showcasing their talents. Details: 7 p.m.; Salpointe Catholic High School Theater, 1545 E. Copper St.; $5; 327-6581.


Friday to Sunday, April 26-28

• Catch a performance of the Arizona Rose Theatre Company’s musical The Fantasticks. Details: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music & Arts Cabaret Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $17, $10 children, $15, $8 children in advance; 888-0509.


Saturday to Sunday, April 27-28

• Enjoy the Danswest Dance Company Spring Concert featuring 4-18 year-old dancers performing tap, jazz, modern, hip hop and contemporary routines. Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theater, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $10; 206-6986.


Through Saturday, April 27

• Catch a performance of the Arizona Theatre Company production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Clybourne Park. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $60-$80; 622-2823.


Sunday, April 28

• Laugh out loud with comedian Larry the Cable Guy and special guest Reno Collier. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $25-$75; 800-344-9435.


Through Sunday, April 28

• Be entertained with a combination of comedy, music, and technology by the Blue Man Group suitable for families and kids of all ages. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave; $29-$69; 800-745-3000.


Wednesday, May 1

• Get an inside glimpse of the rehearsal process at the Pima Community College Musical Theatre Workshop presentation Being Alive. Details: 7 p.m.; Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6; 206-6986.


Tuesday to Sunday, May 7-12

• Enjoy a performance of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m.; Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $29-$69; 800-745-3000.




Tuesday, April 30 

• Enjoy Pima Community College Music Jazz Ensemble featuring an 18-piece band performing styles and arrangement from the big-band repertoire. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6; 206-6986.


Friday, April 26

• Enjoy the music of the Railbirdz at the Main Gate Square Spring Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Geronimo Plaza, 802 E. University Blvd.; free; 797-3959.


Saturday, April 27

• Spend the day at the 35th Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards Festival featuring tastings, tours, and horse-drawn wagon rides through the vineyard. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 290 Elgin-Canelo Road, Elgin; $15; 520-455-5893.

• Enjoy a classical music concert by the Kingfisher String Quartet in support of Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN). Details: 2 p.m.; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road; free will offering; 887-5127.


Sunday, April 28

• Tap your toes and stomp your feet at the Bluegrass Jam presented by the Tucson Bluegrass community. Details:  1:30-3:00 p.m.; Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Road; free; 297-3095.

• Enjoy the St. Philip’s In The Hills Friends of Music presentation of 20th Century Chamber Music Mania featuring trios, quartets, and sextets weaving a musical story. Details: 2 p.m.; St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 299-6421.

• Listen to three international tenors Le Grandi Vocci paying homage to the likes of Pavarotti, Bocelli, Caruso and other great vocalists. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818.

• Listen to a solo Classical Guitar Recital featuring faculty Ben McCartney. Details: 7 p.m.; Pima Community College Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6; 206-6986.


Friday, May 3

• Don’t miss Zoso: The Ultimate Zeppelin Experience with a compelling stage persona and distinct Led Zeppelin sound. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $17; 547-3040. 


Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4 

• Witness the art of creating music first hand at the Young Composers Project Reading Sessions as the TSO String Quintet performs and records new chamber works written by students. Details: 7 p.m. Friday; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.; or 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $5; 882-8585.


Saturday, May 4

• Listen to the legendary Tucson Boys Chorus Pops Concert. Details: 3 & 7:30 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $15-$20, $8 children; 296-6277.

• Don’t miss the traditional bluegrass and gospel of the Dusty River Boys with their outstanding harmonies and side-splitting humor. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $25, $20 in advance; 825-2818.

Saturday to Sunday, May 4-5

• Enjoy Tucson’s internationally recognized Reveille Men’s Chorus Spring Concert: Viva La Diva with songs from favorite lady singers, crazy choreography and laughs. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $25, $20 in advance, $15 students; 304-1758.


Tuesday, May 7 

• Catch a performance of Brit Pink Floyd - The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show featuring note-for-note performances, light show, and more in celebration of the 40th anniversary. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $32-$43; 547-3040. 


Wednesday, May 8

• Listen to the fusion jazz of Grammy award winning Manhattan Transfer. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $35-$62; 547-3040.




Thursday to Saturday, 

April 25-27

• Don’t miss the Tucson International Mariachi Conference featuring students from all over the world learning music and dance from experienced mariachi masters, public concerts, and a festival. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $10-$50; 800-344-9435.


Saturday, April 27

• Bring the whole family to the Special Olympics Community Fundraiser with Washer Board tournament, Karaoke contest, raffles, silent auction, and entertainment sponsored by the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge, Catalina-Oro Valley Lions Club, Catalina Inn, Players Pub, and State Farm agent Jay Salazar. Details: noon-8 p.m.; Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815, 16045 N. Oracle Road; free admission, $5 registration fee for events; 609-2484.


Saturday to Sunday, April 27-28

• Don’t miss the Cowboy Music Festival & Western Art Show with traditional trail songs to contemporary western music and art with featured artist Diana Madaras. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road; included with regular admission $16.95, $10.95 children; 883-0100.

Sunday, April 28

• Leave the car behind and play in the streets at Arizona’s biggest block party Cyclovia Tucson expanding to include a new midtown route. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.;  


Through Sunday, April 28

• Bring the kids to the 103rd Annual Pima County Fair featuring exhibits, food, concerts, carnival rides, and educational exhibits. Details: 1 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road; $8, $3 ages 6-10, free ages 5 and under; 762-9100.


Friday, May 3

• Help raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona at the Cadillac Golf Classic. Details: 11 a.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Country Club, 10555 N. La Cañada Drive; 602-840-1644.


Saturday, May 4

• Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Catalina State Park with guided hikes, orienteering, information booths, music, food trucks, and an evening Star Party. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 7 a.m. guided hikes, 7 p.m. Star Party; 11570 N. Oracle Road; free admission; 628-5798.

• Help raise funds for the Oasis Sanctuary for a wide variety exotic birds at the Discover the Oasis Open House. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 5411 N. Teran Road, Benson; $75; 602-863-1543 or

• Help raise money for the American Cancer Society at the Marana Relay for Life with food, music, games and activities. Details: 2 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road; 323-4213 or


Saturday to Sunday, May 4-5

• Take the Oracle Studio Tour featuring more than 50 artists and artisans showing and selling their original art in working studios and galleries using a self-guided map. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Welcome Center, 1880 W. American Ave., Oracle; free;

• Bring the whole family for hours of music, dance, and entertainment at the Tucson Folk Festival. Details: noon-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday; El Presidio Park, 160 W. Alameda St.; free. 


Sunday, May 5

• Help raise funds for the CDO Band Boosters at the Musician’s Cup Golf Tournament. Details: 6:30 a.m.; Golf Club at Vistoso, 955 W. Vistoso Highlands Drive; $100 or $340/foursome; 401-4636.


Thursday, May 16 

• Take a Western National Park Association Insider Tour: Gila Cliff Dwellings to investigate the ancient sites of the Mogollon area of Upper Gila River and Western New Mexico University’s world-class collections of pre-Columbian Mimbres pottery and cultural artifacts, and other historical locations. Details: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; depart from National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $570, $525 members; 622-6014. 






Thursday, April 25

• Listen to Art Talks at the Nanini Library with this month’s topic “What Were They Wearing?  Fashion in Art Through the Ages” focusing on style, fabrics, accessories and cultural movements from the 15th Century to Modern Times. Details: 2:30 p.m.; 7300 N. Shannon Road; free; 594-5365.


Saturday, April 27

• Discover ways to lure butterflies to your garden with butterfly-friendly plants and more at Butterfly Gardening 101. Details: 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members; 326-9686.


Tuesday, May 7 

• Learn about the plants, materials, tools, designs, techniques, and traditions of the Tohono O’odham and make a basket to take home at the Basketweaving Workshop presented by artists Della and Frederick Cruz. Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $115, $100 members; 622-6014. 




Saturday, April 27

• Take a Honey Bee Canyon Park Birding Walk with expert Marjorie Flory. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Honey Bee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Take a 3-mile Cactus Hike led by naturalist Meg Quinn to enjoy the showy flowers of local cacti and learn about their ecology and uses. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Tucson Mountain Park Brown Mountain trail, 8451 W. McCain Loop Road; free but reservations required; 615-7855.


Tuesday, April 30

• Go Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands on easy trails led by birding expert Jeff Babson. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Drive; free; 615-7855.




Saturday, April 27

Go Behind the Scenes - Blue Man Group workshop for students in grades 3-12. Details: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $65; 319-0400.

• Bring girls in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade to audition at the Tucson Girls Chorus Open House for an opportunity to develop vocal and performing skills in one of the six choirs. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Tucson Girls Chorus Music Hall, 4020 E. River Road; $15 enrollment fee waived at open house; 577-6064.




Friday, April 26

• View Patricia Katchur’s Artworks in Glass at the artist’s reception. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Exhibit House, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free; 742-6455. Exhibit continues through June 23.


April 26-Sept. 1

• View the Metal, Stone & Wood exhibit celebrating the textural, compositional and creative nuances of three distinctly different materials. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with $8 park admission fee; 742-6455.




Through Sunday, April 28

• View the best in contemporary independent cinema with opportunities to meet filmmakers at the Arizona International Film Festival. Details: various times, locations, and prices; 882-0204 or

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