Happenings

THEATER

Tuesday, April 12 thru Sunday, April 17

• Have some infernal fun with Broadway in Tucson at their latest show: Hadestown. The new show, which takes place at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall, combines mythology with music. It intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a journey to the underworld and back. If all that wasn’t enough, there’s plenty of music, dancing, and vivid stage decor. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Recommended for ages 10+. At Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. $35 - $50. broadwayintucson.com 

Saturday, April 9 through Saturday, April 30

 • Experience history again at Arizona Theatre Company’s new musical, centered around the lives of women on the Supreme Court. The musical Justice takes place in 1993, when Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just joined the United States Supreme Court; the first and only other woman there, Sandra Day O’Connor, is ready to welcome her and get to work. This three-person show combines “sweeping songs, urgent conversations about equality, and truly human heroines.” 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, through the end of the month. At the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. $25 - $60. atc.org

MUSIC

Thursday, April 7

• Relive mop tops and pinstripes at The British Invasion at downtown’s Fox Theatre. This immersive multimedia show will place you front and center of pop culture history. There will be projected photos and original film footage to recreate the era’s excitement, fashion, and headlines; all the while a live band performs the hits of the Swingin’ 60s; the iconic British pop sound that swept across America and the world. 7:30 p.m. At the Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. $37 to 52. foxtucson.com

Wednesday, April 6

• Enjoy some tunes from across the pond when Britain’s Got Talent finalists The Jive Aces perform at the Gaslight Music Hall. This quirky and technicolor sextet are the UK’s #1 (and maybe only?) “jive and swing” band, offering a combination of music, skilled performances and humor. 6 p.m. both nights. Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Road #165. $31. gaslightmusichall.com

Sunday, April 10

• Tohono Chul botanical gardens continues their Sundays In The Garden series this weekend with the music of the El SurCo music collective. El SurCo blends guitars, violin, charango, bombo, and vocal harmonies influenced by the music traditions of Argentina, Chile, and surrounding regions. Shows take place in the Performance Garden, where you can sip wine and listen to live music. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. The concert series is sponsored in part by the Tucson Guitar Society. 1:30 to 3 p.m. 7366 Paseo del Norte. Free with admission into the park. tohonochul.org 

• Rock out at the Tucson Arena when two legends of heavy metal tour into town. Megadeth and Lamb of God present the The Metal Tour of the Year, with special guests Trivium and In Flames. Tucson Arena has a Clear Bag Policy, meaning all bags must be clear. 6 p.m. At the Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. $25 - $100. tucsonarena.com

Tuesday, April 12

 • Enjoy the music of one of the great Southern rock bands, with a twist! Early next week, downtown’s Fox Theatre is hosting Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band. This performance is based off the album of the same name, released by New West Records in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s debut. The show features Jaimoe, Sammy Miller and The Congregation, with special guests Lamar Williams Jr. and Drew Smithers. 7:30 p.m. $42 - 67. At the Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. foxtucson.com

Wednesday, April 13

• Take your American girl to A Tribute To Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at Desert View Performing Arts Center. Always hearing how he resembles Tom Petty, pushed by his peers in 2016 to start a tribute band, Dan Grennes fronts Petty & The Heartshakers. He began to strongly identify with Mr. Petty the artist, developing a deep regard for him and his work, and now runs the best Tom Petty tribute band in the country. 7:30 p.m. At the Desert View Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive. $30. dvpac.net

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, April 7

• The Foothills Art District is hosting their First Thursday Art Walk, where you can enjoy local art in addition to refreshments and live music. Participating galleries are Settlers West, Jane Hamilton Gallery, Wilde Meyer Gallery, Sanders Galleries, FoR Fine Art and Sunset Interiors. 4 to 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. At the intersection of Sunrise and Campbell.

Friday, April 8

• Learn while you eat at this specialty Miner Wine Dinner at the Highlands at Dove Mountain active adult community. Miner Wines are known for their dynamic reds out of Napa, California’s wine country. They will be sending out representatives so you can enjoy and learn about their wines while you eat especially paired foods. 5:30 p.m. $65. At the Highlands at Dove Mountain, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd. For reservations, call (520) 579-0520. thehighlandsatdovemountain.com

Saturday, April 9

• It’s a one-ton party when the Reid Park Zoo celebrates their elephant’s second birthday. At Penzi’s Second Birthday Celebration, the zoo is hosting elephant-themed activities, conservation programs, free cupcakes, and animal interactions. 9 to 11 a.m. At the Reid Park Zoo, 3400 Zoo Court. This event is free with Zoo admission. reidparkzoo.org

Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10

 • This weekend, it’s back! The Southern Arizona Home Builders Association is hosting the annual Home & Patio Show at the Tucson Convention Center. Check out more than 200 exhibitors with new products, services, and ideas for making your home more comfortable, more energy-efficient and up-to-date. And even if you aren’t looking for new ways to update your home, the show is just a spectacle to wander around, full of home decor and plants. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. $8 for regular admission, children under 12 free. Free event parking at the TCC. Masks are required. tucsonconventioncenter.com

Thursday, April 14

• Watch the story of the “Queen of Tejano music,” when the Loft Cinema hosts a special 25th anniversary screening of “Selena.” Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos co-star in the true story of Selena Quintanilla Perez, a girl from South Texas with global talent, incredible will, and magnetic charm. 7:30 p.m. At the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Boulevard. $10. loftcinema.org

KIDS

Wednesday, April 13

• Get up close and personal with some of the most majestic animals on Earth at Tohono Chul botanical garden’s Birds of Prey series. Naturalist and wildlife rehabilitator Kathie Schroeder will be accompanied by a Harris’ Hawk and two owls. Discover the different habits of birds of prey who hunt by night or by day. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the Tohono Chul Children’s Ramada. 7366 Paseo del Norte. Free with admission into the park. tohonochul.org 

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