The Guide

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Star Trek into Darkness (PG-13)

Star Trek into Darkness 3D (PG-13)

The Great Gatsby (PG-13)

The Great Gatsby 3D (PG-13)

Iron Man 3 (PG-13)

Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13)

The Big Wedding (R)

Mud (PG-13)

Pain & Gain (R)

Oblivion (PG-13)

42 (PG-13)

The Company You Keep (R)

Olympus Has Fallen (R)



7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 888-262-4386

The Great Gatsby (PG-13)

The Great Gatsby 3D (PG-13)

Peeples (PG-13)

Iron Man 3 IMAX (PG-13)

Iron Man 3 (PG-13)

Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13)

The Big Wedding (R)

Mud (PG-13)

Pain & Gain (R)

Oblivion (PG-13)

42 (PG-13)

Disconnect (R)

The Croods (PG)


Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13)

21 and Over (R)

Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13)

Dark Skies (PG-13)

Snitch (PG-13)

Safe Haven (PG-13)

Identity Thief (R)

Warm Bodies (PG-13)

Parental Guidance (PG)

Life of Pi (PG)

Silver Linings Playbook (R)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)


Harkins Arizona Pavilions 12

5755 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive, 230-4730

42 (PG-13)

The Big Wedding (R)

The Croods (PG)

Evil Dead (R)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13)

Iron Man 3 (PG-13)

Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13)

Jurassic Park 3D (PG-13)

Monsters, Inc. (G)

Oblivion (PG-13)

Olympus Has Fallen (R)

Pain & Gain (R)



Friday to Saturday, May 17-18

• Catch a performance of The List, a musical comedy confirming everyone’s suspicions about meeting strangers over the internet with proceeds to benefit Arts for All. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $10; 547-3040. 


Friday to Sunday, May 17-19

• Catch a performance of Christian Youth Theater’s The Wizard of Oz. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road; $10;


Through Sunday, May 19

• Enjoy a performance of the Arizona Onstage Productions comedy All in the Timing. Details: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $15; 887-6574.


Sunday, May 26

• Bring the whole family to the Academy of Ballet presentation of the classic Pinocchio. Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $14; 800-745-3000 or

• Laugh out loud at the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines with special guests War & Tower of Power. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $25-$85; 800-344-9435. 


Through Sunday, June 2

• Catch a performance of the musical adventure Arizona Smith and the Relic of Doom. Details: 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 3, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 & 6 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95, $7.95 children; 886-9428.




Friday, May 17

• Enjoy the world’s first classical crossover group Il Divo who has become a global touring phenomenon. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $40-$150; 800-344-9435.


Saturday, May 18

• Enjoy the authentic Cash sound at Robert Shaw’s tribute Man in Black - Music of Johnny Cash. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino Courtyard, 2970 N. Swan Road; $25, $20 in advance; 990-8134.


Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19

• Enjoy the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra featuring violinist Francisca Mendoza. 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 Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, under 17 free; 308-6226.


Sunday, May 19

• Enjoy Folk Music: From Near and Far performed by chamber ensemble AwenRising featuring classical, modern, a cappella and instrumental arrangements of traditional folk tunes from Canada, the British Isles, and America. Details: 3 p.m. Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway Blvd.; $15, $5 students; 344-2936. 

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the Tucson Pops Orchestra under the direction of Laszlo Veres featuring vocalist Crystal Stark. Details: 7 p.m.; Reid Park, DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way; free.

• Listen to the timeless music of Grammy award winner Tony Bennett. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $30-$100; 800-344-9435.


Thursday, May 23

• Catch the Kings of the Mic Tour featuring LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De la Soul for unlikely explosion of entertainment that feeds your mind and soul. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-$85; 800-344-9435.


Friday, May 24

• Listen to the music of the Rob Resetar Trio at the Main Gate Square Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Geronimo Plaza Courtyard, University Blvd. between Park & Euclid; free; 797-3959.

Sunday, May 26

• Enjoy A Hero’s Salute Memorial Day Concert by Arts Express in recognition of all the men and women who have served. Details: 3 p.m.; UA School of Music Crowder Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $5 minimum donation; 319-0400.

• Celebrate Memorial Day at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort with guitarist Gabriel Ayala presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7 p.m.; 7000 N. Resort Drive; $30, $25 members, $15 students; 903-1265.

Thursday, May 30

• Listen to the poetic rocker and gifted songwriter Juanes who has become a leading all-Spanish language music artist. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-$105; 800-344-9435. 


Friday, June 7

• Don’t miss the Master of Madness Tour featuring Alice Cooper with Marilyn Manson. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-$75; 800-344-9435. 




Saturday, May 18

• Help raise funds at the Special Olympics Golf Tournament. Details: 7 a.m.; SaddleBrooke Ranch, 59680 E. Robson Circle, Oracle; $70; 825-8582 or 465-6593.

• Help raise funds for lifesaving, health, safety, and cardiac-care programs for area firefighters at the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation 2nd Annual Motorcycle Poker Run that follows a 60-mile route with finish line festivities, music, food, and prizes. Details: 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. ride; Northwest Fire District Training Center, 7381 N. Star Commerce Way; $30; 603-3055.

• Visit with a diversified group of artists and vendors and join in the May Madness Paintblast to create a unique piece of art to take home at the Third Saturday Arts and Craft Fair. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Many Hands Courtyard, 3054 N. First Ave.; free; 360-0092.


Saturday to Sunday, May 18-19

• Help promote literacy and support Tucson’s public libraries at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club Road; free admission; 795-3763.

• Enjoy wine tastings, treats, artisan vendors, and live entertainment at the Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Railroad Park, Railroad Avenue, Willcox; $15; 520-766-3000.


Sunday, May 19

• Browse a wide variety of tropical waterlilies, oxygenators, and free-floating plants at the Tucson Watergardeners Club Aquatic Plant Sale. Details: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Reid Park, Country Club Road & 22nd Street; free admission; 760-5565 or

• Help raise funds supporting services for Tucson’s homeless and working poor as Primavera Cooks! at Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails and enjoy a gourmet wine dinner. Details: 135 S. Sixth Ave.; $125; 308-3104.

Friday to Monday, May 24-27

• Enjoy Spacefest V featuring events for space enthusiasts with art exhibits, astronomy and astronaut guest speakers, tours of area astronomy-related facilities, and more. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $20, $50/weekend pass; 792-3500.

Saturday, May 25 

• Discover new beers as well as enjoy many of your favorite libations along with music, entertainment, and an assortment of food at the comedy and beer festival Brew Ha Ha. Details: 5 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $40-$70, $30-$60 in advance; 800-344-9435.


Saturday to Monday, May 25-27

• Celebrate the life and times of the Old West’s famous lawman in Tombstone, “the town too tough to die,” with costumed entertainers, gunfights, street skits, a chili cook-off, and stagecoach rides at Wyatt Earp Days. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; downtown Tombstone; free admission; 888-457-3929.





Friday, May 17

• Take an easy walk through the desert to learn about a variety of food plants, how they were used by native peoples, taste samples of native food products, and take home recipes at Desert Foods Walk and Tastings. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Sonoran Arthropod Studies, 7798 W. Gates Pass Road; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Friday to Sunday, May 17-19

• Bring the whole family to the International Kino Festival honoring the life of 17th-century missionary and explorer Father Kino featuring living history presentations, cooking demonstrations and samples, films, and a guitar concert. Details: various times; Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac;  $5, $2 ages 7-13; 520-398-2252.


Saturday, May 18

• Learn how you can help Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN) at the next Volunteer Orientation. Details: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $17; 299-6647.

• Spy the newly restored AVRO Shackleton marine control plane, climb into the RAF Electric Lightning cockpit, or eye other British-made aircraft, motorcycles, and automobiles at the British Invasion exhibit. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road; included with regular admission $15.50, $9 ages 7-12; 574-0462.

• Bring the whole family to the Flock Party with presentations, performances, storytelling, and activities all about birds. Details: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $8garden admission, $4 children; 326-9686.

• Explore the links between Old and New World farming, religion, ceramics, gastronomy, and architecture at Spain: Moors and Christians, Olives and Wine: Tracing the Cultural and Agricultural Roots of the American Southwest presented by Sonya Norman and Jesus Garcia from the  Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014. 


Wednesday, May 22

• Learn about geology, geography, flora, fauna, mining, ranching, and a general history involving American Indians and homesteaders at Sentinel to the North: Exploring the Tortolita Mountain Range presented by author William Azcarza. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014. 


Saturday, May 25 

• Learn all about The Clouds and Storms of the Catalina-Oro Valley: A Guided Tour of Our Skies and How to Interpret Them presented by Art Rangno, meteorologist and photographer. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014. 

• Audition with songs and readings for the New Great American Playhouse Musical Melodrama Theatre inaugural production of “Pistol Pete, The World’s Greatest Cowboy!” Details: 1-5 p.m.; The Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road, Suite 110; 349-2159 or


Thursday, May 30

• Take a self-guided tour and attend the Growdown! Designer Forum with a special screening of a short film documenting the design challenge of four local landscape designers competing to create the best small garden. Details: 4:30-5:30 p.m. tour, 5:30-7 p.m. forum and film; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free; 326-9686.


Through Friday, May 31

• Learn about a more efficient and productive method of food production combining aquaculture and hydroponics at the Aquaponics Demonstration at the Gardens. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $8 admission fee, $4 children; 326-9686. 

Thursdays through June 28

• Take Citizenship Classes offered by Pima Community College Adult Education. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road; free; 206-3569.


Fridays through Oct. 25

• Bring the whole family to Reptile Ramble to learn all about our scaly, slithery and shelled friends and get a chance to see and touch live reptiles. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with $8 park admission, $2 children; 742-6455.




Saturday & Wednesday,

May 18 & 22

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


Tuesdays through Sept. 24

• Beat off the heat as you and your dog enjoy a walk in the gardens with shady paths and lush greenery at Dog Days of Summer. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8, $3/dog; 326-9686. 




Saturday, May 18

• Bring the kids and your blankets or lawn chairs for the family film The Little Rascals at Marana’s Movie in the Park. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Dove Mountain Park, 12405 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.; free; 382-1950.


Fridays, May 24-July 12

• Bring the whole family to Summer Safari Nights at Reid Park Zoo to view your favorite animals, play games, make crafts, and more. Details: 5:30-8 p.m.; $9, $5 ages 2-14; 1100 S. Randolph Way; 881-4753. 


Sundays, May 26-Sept. 1

• Bring the kids for fun, hands-on science-related activities featuring specials guests from Tucson’s preeminent science community at Science Sundays. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $2; 792-9985.


Monday, May 27

• Kick off the summer making musical instruments, sing along Karaoke, and a grand musical procession with special performances by Bruce Phillips and Children Carrying the Sound at Musicpalooza. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave; 792-9985.




Sunday, May 19

• Enjoy the Desert Dreams Film Premiere, a unique nature documentary revealing hidden moments in the lives of the creatures of the Sonoran Desert in a seasonal chronology produced by nationally acclaimed National Geographic Society photographer Thomas Wiewandt. Details: 3 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $8, $4 children; 547-3040.

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