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COMEDY

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed — Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway. Improv. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $5. 861-2986.

Concerts

Classical

Noontime Lenten Recital: Mark Akin, classical guitar — St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church. Thirty-minute recitals each Thursday in Lent. 12:15-12:45 p.m. March 27. Donations appreciated. 299-6421.

The Roy A. Johnson Memorial Organ Series presents Stephen Keyl — Holsclaw Hall. “A Portrait of Bach as Organist.” 7 p.m. March 28. $10. 621-1162.

Tucson Chamber Artists present Cathedral Classics — Works include Allegri’s “Miserere,” Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and Howells’ “Requiem.” 401-2651.

  • St. Francis in Green Valley Episcopal Church, 600 S. La Canada Drive, Green Valley. 7 p.m. March 28. $30; $5 students.
  • St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Debut concert in the newly-renovated cathedral. 7:30 p.m. March 29. $40 premium; $25 general; $5 students.
  • Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams Street. 3 p.m. March 30. $40 premium; $25 general; $5 students.

CrossTalk electronic percussion — Crowder Hall. “Plugged In” directed by Norman Weinberg featuring guest artist John Emrich and UA Steel. 7:30 p.m. March 29. $5. 621-1162.

Fifth Annual Lois Trester Piano Competition — Crowder Hall. 3 p.m. March 30. Free. 621-2998.

Oboist Sara Fraker and pianist Paula Fan — Holsclaw Hall. The University of Arizona School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Series recital with colleagues William Dietz, bassoon; and Mark Votapek, cello. 7 p.m. March 30. $10. 621-1162.

The Creation Choral Concert — Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E. Fort Lowell Road. Sanctuary choir with soloists, organ and orchestra. Charles Roe, baritone soloist, Timothy Kolosick, guest conductor, and John T. Brobeck, organ. 5-6:15 p.m. March 30. Free. 327-7121.

Jazz and World

Dixieland Concert — Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Road, Green Valley. Old Pueblo Jazz Band. 7-9 p.m. March 27. $15-$20 in advance, $20 door. 399-1750.

Jason Carder and The Green Valley Stage Band — CPAC Community Performance and Art Center, 1250 W. Continental Road, Green Valley. Trumpeter. 7-9 p.m. April 4. $15-$20 in advance; $20 door. 399-1750.

Jonny Lipford — Abounding Grace Church, 2450 S. Kolb Road. Native American-style flute concert and workshop. Workshop 3-4:30 p.m., concert 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 4. $25 both events; $15 each. 1-908-917-2307.

Popular, Rock, Country

Mustang Corners — Monterey Court. Country bluegrass. 7-10 p.m. March 27. Free. 207-2429.

The Voetberg Family Band — Green Valley Recreation, West Center, 1111 W. Via Arcoiris, Green Valley. Irish, Scottish, American, Swing, Jazz and Classical music. 7-9 p.m. March 27. $22 in advance, $1 more at the door. 625-0288.

TSO Rocks the Fox — The Amazing ‘80s — Fox Tucson Theatre. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra teams with the rock ensemble to perform hits from the ‘80s. 8 p.m. March 28. $28-$49. 882-8585.

“Let’s Go to the Movies” — St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte Drive. Music from movies past and present performed by the Catalinas Community Chorus. Pre-concert talk at 2:30 p.m. 3-4:30 p.m. March 30. $10. 303-6474.

John Anderson and Tracy Lawrence — Fox Tucson Theatre. Country singer-songwriters perform. 7:30 p.m. April 2. $22-$62. 547-3040.

The British Invasion-Rock and Roll From Across the Pond — DesertView Performing Arts Center. Saluting artists Herman’s Hermits, The Animals, The Rolling Stone and The Dave Clark Five. 7:30-9 p.m. April 2. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. 825-2818.

Rhythm Nights — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. “The Ladies of Soul: From Aretha to Adele.” Showcasing women of R&B. 7-9 p.m. April 4. $26.50. 742-6455.

“The Best of Broadway” — DesertView Performing Arts Center. The SaddleBrooke Singers perform songs from “Cats,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “My Fair Lady,” “Les Miserables,” “The Lion King,” “Grease,” “Oliver” and “The Wizard of Oz.” 7:30-9 p.m. April 4; 4-5:30 p.m. April 6. $18 in advance; $20 door. 825-2818.

OUT OF TOWN

Chester’s Harley-Davidson Backstage Bikerbash — Chester’s Harley-Davidson, 922 S. Country Club Drive, Mesa. Parmalee, performing with guest Chelsea Bain. 4:30-10 p.m. March 28. $10 general admission, $15 at door, $25 seating, $30 door. 1-480-894-0404.

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective — Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St, Mesa. Aerial dance, percussive sounds and the Earth Harp. 8 p.m. March 28. $25-$40. 1-480-644-6500.

Dance

Safos Dance Theatre presents “Quinque” — Pima Community College Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Fifth anniversary performance re-stages four pieces by company choreographers Yvonne Montoya and Grace Rhyne, and introduces three new pieces. 7:30-10 p.m. April 4 and 5. $14. 481-1656.

Farmers Markets

Admission is free unless otherwise noted.

Dad’s Farmers Market — 13300 N. Postvale Road, Marana. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Daily. 460-6292.

Dove Mountain Farmers Market — The Highlands of Dove Mountain, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd, Marana. 8 a.m.-noon Thursdays. 661-7215.

Santa Cruz River Farmers Market — Mercado San Agustín, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. 3-6 p.m. Thursdays. 622-0525, Ext. 242.

Rincon Country East Farmers Market — Rincon Country East, 8989 E. Escalante Road. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 27. 261-6982.

Heirloom Farmers Market East — Jesse Owens Park, 400 S. Sarnoff Drive. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. 882-2157.

Catalina Art and Farmers Market — 77north Artworks and Marketplace, 16733 N. Oracle Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. 825-4427.

Friday’s Farmers Market — Broadway Village, southwest corner of East Broadway and Country Club Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 603-8116.

UAMC Farmers Market — The University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 261-6982.

The Loft Cinema Farmers Market — The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway. 8-11 a.m. Saturdays. 795-0844.

Farmers Market — Benson Museum, 180 S. San Pedro St., Benson. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 1-520-586-3134.

Arivaca Farmers Market — 17000 W. Arivaca Road, Arivaca. 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 306-4673.

Rincon Valley Farmers and Artisans Market — 12500 E. Old Spanish Trail. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. 591-2276.

Heirloom Oro Valley Farmers Market — Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. 882-2157.

Plaza Palomino Farmers Market — Courtyard, 2970 N. Swan Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 327-4676.

Ventana Plaza Farmers Market — 5455 N. Kolb Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 603-8116.

Heirloom Farmers Market at St. Philip’s — 4280 N. Campbell Ave. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. 882-2157.

Bear Canyon Open Air Market — Bear Canyon Shopping Center, 8987 E. Tanque Verde Road. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 982-2645.

El Con Center Farmers Market — El Con Center, 3601 E. Broadway. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 261-6982.

Market On The Move — North parking lot, PCC Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave. 8-11 a.m. For a $10 donation, receive 60 lbs. of fresh produce. March 29. 206-7263.

Santa Fe Square Farmers Market — Colonia Verde Shopping Center, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. 261-6982.

Heirloom Farmers Market — St. Philip’s Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. 882-2157.

Farmers Market at the Shoppes at La Posada — 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays. 603-8116.

El Pueblo Farmers Market — El Rio Health Center parking lot, 101 W. Irvington Road. 3-5 p.m. Mondays. 882-3313.

Farmers Market — Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, 3003 S. Country Club Road. 8 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. 622-0525, Ext. 242.

Farmers Market at TMC — Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E. Grant Road. Noon-4 p.m. April 1. 603-8116.

Marana Farmers Market — Marana Health Center, 13395 N. Main St. 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays. 882-3313.

Rincon Country West Farmers Market — Rincon Country West, 4555 S. Mission Road. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays. 261-6982.

Green Valley Farmers Market — Green Valley Village, 101 S. La Cañada Drive. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays. 490-3315.

Silverbell Nursery Farmers Market — Silverbell Nursery, 2730 N.Silverbell Road. 11 a.m-4 p.m. Wednesdays. 622-3894.

Market on the Move — 3000 Club Warehouse, 250 S. Toole Ave. $10 donation to receive up to 60 pounds of fresh produce. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. $10 donation. 256-2792.

Festivals, events

SAHBA Spring Home & Patio Show — Tucson Convention Center. Hundreds of exhibitors, remodeling ideas and outdoor living and interactive activities for children. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 28 and 29; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 30. $8. 795-3025.

Free Art Lesson for Kids — Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road. Kids ages 6 and older learn how to illustrate a cartoon with artist Sita Navas. 1 p.m. March 29. Free. 579-0303.

Divergent Party — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Take your aptitude test and choose your Faction. Free food from Dauntless, Faction games, a costume contest and prizes. For teens. 2-4 p.m. March 29. Free. 594-5200.

Camp Cooper 50th Anniversary Kickoff and Food Truck Roundup — Cooper Center for Environmental Learning (Camp Cooper), 5403 W. Trails End Road. Live music, animal presentations and a campfire. 5-8 p.m. March 29. Free. 626-1825.

Military Appreciation Day and Hollywood Canteen Party — Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Military vehicle display, live music from Hey, Bucko and The Jim Howell Band, a 1940s Hollywood Canteen Party, Bob Hope and Andrews Sisters Tribute Shows, and a 1940s costume contest. 1-6 p.m. March 30. Free. 296-4551.

Sonoran Spring Celebration 2014 — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte. Festival of nature, art and culture with food, drinks, silent and live auctions, dance performances, live music, and art-in-the-garden. 4-7 p.m. March 30. $125. 742-6455, Ext. 0.

Wings of Freedom Tour — Marana Regional Airport, 11700 W. Avra Valley Road, Marana. Explore bomber aircraft inside and out. The B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, and the rare P-51C Mustang will be there. Combat veterans and docents answer questions. Flights on any aircraft can be reserved in advance. 2-5 p.m. April 4; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5 and 6. $12; $6 children under 6. Free entrance for all WWII Veterans. 1-978-562-9182.

Teen Dance — Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road. DJ. Ages 12 to 17. Snacks extra. Doors open at 6 p.m. 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 4. $5. 382-1950.

Fitness

Yoga in the Gardens — Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Led by Laura Greenlaw, a certified yoga instructor. Includes Gardens admission for day of class. 8-9 a.m. March 27. $40. 326-9686, Ext. 18.

8th Annual NAMIWalks for Mental Health — Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way. Companies, organizations and families are encouraged to organize teams of walkers to help raise funds for local National Alliance on Mental Illness programs and to help replace stigma with understanding. 8 a.m.-noon. March 29. Free. 622-5582.

Neon Bubble Dash — Southwestern International Raceway, 12000 S. Houghton Road. Nighttime run and foam party that illuminates the sky along its 5K route. Run, walk, skip or dance into the foam-infested Neon Zones and Glow Caves throughout the course. Includes ‘Get Bubbly’ foam party after the race. Benefits Arizona Children’s Association. 6:30-9 p.m. March 29. $50 through March 28: $55 day of race. 1-602-316-8895.

Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga — St. Francis in the Foothills Church, Room 30-31, 4625 E. River Road. Breathing, yogic exercises and laughter designed to promote peace and healing. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Free; donations appreciated. 490-5500.

Meet Me at Maynards — Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., north entrance on Toole Avenue. Family-friendly, noncompetitive, 3- or 4-mile run/walk through downtown. 5:15 p.m. check-in; 5:45 p.m. start. Mondays. Free. More info: meetmeatmaynards.com

Meet Me at La Encantada — La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive. Family-friendly, noncompetitive, 3.1- or 1½-mile and other fitness options. 5:15 p.m. check-in; 5:45 p.m. start. Wednesdays. Free. Info at meetmeatmaynards.com

Everyone Runs Catalina State Park Trail Race — Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road. Two distances: 5.2 and 10.3-miles. Mostly moderate climbs and descents. 5.2-mile: $25. 10.3-miles: $55 until day of race 7:30 a.m. April 5. 797-7867.

Amerind’s Texas Canyon 10K Trail Run — Amerind Museum, 2100 N. Amerind Road, Dragoon. Course features trails, terrain and views not normally open to the public. Walk or run the course. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5. Before April 4: $30; $15 youth 7 to 17. Day of event: $50 for all ages. 1-520-586-3666.

2014 Fight for Air Walk — The University of Arizona mall, University Boulevard and Cherry Avenue. A 5K walk around the mall. Hosted by the American Lung Association in Arizona. Raising funds to support lung health, education, research, and advocacy. Register at www.fightforairwalk.org 9 a.m.-noon. April 19. Free; donations appreciated. 468-7455.

8th Annual Piece the Puzzle Autism Walk/Run & Resource Fair — Kino Sports Park, 2500 E. Ajo Way. A 5K with a shorter option. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Presented by the Autism Society Greater Tucson. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 26. $17; $5 kids under 13. 770-1541.

March for Babies — Reid Park, South Country Club Road and East 22nd Street. Walk three miles and raise funds to support programs that help moms have healthy pregnancies. Register at marchforbabies.org . 8 a.m. April 27. Free. 298-5490.

Opera

Quest for the Best — Holsclaw Hall. The Opera Guild of Southern Arizona annual fundraiser, a vocal competition for graduate and undergraduate students of opera. Audience votes for favorites and the winner. Reception to follow. 1-4 p.m. March 29. $50; $20 students. 825-1563.

Outdoors & Rec

All events are free or included in admission, or vehicle entrance fee unless otherwise noted. Parking may be additional.

All in the Plant Familiy — Saguaro National Park East. Learn about the cactus family and other groups of champion desert-dwellers. Wheelchair accessible. 10 a.m. March 27. $10 per vehicle. 733-5153.

Butterfly Magic — Tucson Botanical Gardens. Butterflies from 11 different countries. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily through April 30. $13; $7.50 children 4-12; free 3 and under. 326-9686.

Gneiss (Geology) Walk — Sabino Canyon. Volunteer Naturalist guides a 2 to 2.5-hour hike. Moderately difficult trails. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. 8:30-11 a.m. Thursdays through April 24. $5 parking. 749-8700.

Pan for Garnets — Sabino Canyon. Search for sand rubies in the creek. Check for creek side location at visitor center. 11:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays through April 24. $5 parking. 749-8700.

SkyNights StarGazing Program — Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, 9800 E. Ski Run Road, Mount Lemmon. Observe planets, galaxies and nebulae through the largest dedicated public telescope in the Southwest. Daily show starts in the late afternoon and lasts five hours. Through June 30. $60; $30 kids 7-17. 626-8122.

Drive-Thru Geology Tour — Saguaro National Park East. Car tour to observe the varied landforms of the desert – bajadas, washes and outcrops. 2-3 p.m. March 28. $10 per vehicle entrance fee. 733-5153.

The Expedition of Juan Bautista de Anza — Saguaro National Park East. Ranger Al Watson retraces the steps of the 1776 expedition. Recommend ages 10 and up. 11 a.m.-noon. 733-5153.

5th Annual CCC Recognition Day — Saguaro National Park West. Appearances by Civilian Conservation Corps historians. Displays of newspapers, photos and memorabilia. Book signings, guest speakers and documentaries. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 29. 733-5158.

Evening Owl Walk — Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Road. A guided walk to spot owls and other nocturnal birds. Please bring a head lamp or flashlight. 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 29. 615-7855.

Hidden Wildlife — Saguaro National Park East. Learn how to look for the signs that animals leave behind as they eke out a tough existence in the Sonoran Desert. Wheelchair accessible. 11 a.m. March 29. $10 per car if you enter after program. 733-5153.

Beginner Bird Walks Every Saturday — Mason Center, 3835 W. Hardy Road. A bird walk around the 20-acre Saguaro-Ironwood preserve. Loaner binoculars available. Register deadline the Friday night before the walk at tucsonaudubon.org 8 a.m. 8 a.m. Saturdays through April 26. 209-1811.

Tour of Hacienda de la Canoa — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. A walking tour of the Ranch headquarters to learn insights into the stories of the people that lived and worked on the ranch. Reservations required. 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through April 29. 877-6004.

With or Without Water — Saguaro National Park East. Discover how seasonal rains impact the Park on this two- hour, two-mile walk. Sturdy shoes and water are recommended. 10 a.m. March 29. $10 per vehicle entrance fee. 733-5153.

Arrowhead-Making and Flintknapping Workshop — Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 2201 W. 44th St. Demonstrations on how to make arrowheads, spear points and other flaked stone artifacts, from obsidian and other stones. No charge to watch and ask questions. 1-4 p.m. March 30. $35. Free for spectators. 798-1201.

Desert Bird Walk— Saguaro National Park East. Join volunteer naturalist for an easy two-hour walk in search of desert birds. Bring water. 8:30-10:30 a.m. March 30. $10 per vehicle entrance fee. 733-5153.

Mountain Lion Talk — Sabino Canyon. Learn about mountain lions in a nature talk. 11 a.m.-noon. March 30. $5 parking. 749-8700.

Thirsty Mammals — Saguaro National Park West. A one-hour, easy hike with a biology professor to learn about Sonoran Desert mammals. 10:45-11:45 a.m. March 31. 733-5158.

Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands — Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Drive. A guided walk to see a variety of ducks and shorebirds, sparrows, hawks and warblers. Ages 12 and up. 8-10 a.m. April 1. 615-7855.

Ned’s Nature Walk — Sabino Canyon. Ned Harris, Volunteer Naturalist, guides a three-hour walk through the canyon over moderately difficult trails. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through April 23. $5 parking. 749-8700.

Star Party — Saguaro National Park East. Park naturalists introduce the night sky above the Cactus Forest, then members of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association have telescopes for a tour of the night sky. Reservations required. Wheelchair accessible. 7-9 p.m. April 3. 733-5153.

Social Dance

“Calling all Mainstream Square Dancers” — Tanque Verde Lutheran Church gym, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Road. Wear comfortable shoes and casual attire. 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays through May 8. $4. 850-8057.

The Dina Preston Band — Green Valley Recreation, Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino Del Sol, Green Valley. Dance to live country music. 7-10 p.m. March 28. $14 in advance. Tickets will not be available at the door.. 625-6200.

Ballroom Dance — Armory Park Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. Live music. Meet new people and exercise. 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 29. $3. 237-5886.

Bob Kay The Singing Drumming DJ — Singles and Friends, 2447 N. Los Altos Ave. Bob Kay plays along to oldies but goodies. Finger foods and potluck. 3-5 p.m. Sundays through April 27. $4. 883-5491.

Cool To Be Square-Dancers — Old Pueblo Dance Center, 613 E. Delano St. Modern mainstream square dancing. 6-9 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 7. $5. 820-4749.

“Clogging in Tucson” — Old Pueblo Dance Center, 613 E. Delano St. Beginner clogging classes. 5-6 p.m. Mondays through April 28. First two classes free; $5 sessions after. 297-5512.

Salsa Latin Dance Class — Fluxx Studio, 416 E. Ninth St. Learn beginning dance moves. No partner or prior experience is necessary to attend these on-going drop-in classes. 6-7 p.m. Mondays through April 14. $9. 396-4864.

“Mainstream Plus Square Dancing and Round Dancing” — Old Pueblo Dance Center, 613 E. Delano St. Wear comfortable shoes and casual or western attire. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through June 3. $5 per night. 797-2225.

Senior Dance — Udall Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. Dance to live music. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 30. $4.50. 551-6154.

Tango Class — Maker House, 283 N. Stone Ave. Taught by an instructor from Desert Tango. 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays through June 25. $5 suggested donation. 1-864-245-8641.

THEATER

“50th High School Reunion” — DesertView Performing Arts Center. Join friends and neighbors as they sing, dance and revisit high school memories at the 2014 SaddleBrooke Variety Show. 7:30 p.m. March 27-29. $20. 825-2818.

“The Belle of Tombstone” — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Musical comedy. Last chance: 7 p.m. March 27; 6 and 8:30 p.m. March 28; 3, 6 and 8:30 p.m. March 29; 3 and 6 p.m. March 30. $18.50; $8.50 12 and under. 886-9428.

“Grease” — Ironwood Ridge High School Auditorium, 2475 W. Naranja Drive. The class of 1959 navigates the complexities of love in the beloved comedy musical. 6:30 p.m. March 27-28; 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. March 29. $8. 407-4244.

“Oklahoma!” — Marroney Theatre,. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical. 7:30 p.m. March 27-28; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 29; 1:30 p.m. March 30. Additional shows through April 6. $31. 621-1162.

“Quest of the Cavemen” — The Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road, Suite 165. Nala must protect her clan, the Ashers, from the Schmucks, a Neanderthal tribe that has stolen the Ashers only source of fire. 7 p.m. Thursdays; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Fridays; 3 and 6 p.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays through June 7. $17.95; $7.95 12 and under. 512-5145.

Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Show — Tucson Dinner Theater, 2445 S. Craycroft Road. “Murder at the Vampire’s Wedding.” 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $42. 624-0172.

“Let’s Kill Grampa!” — The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave. The Daggot family never informed Social Security about Grampa’s death and the checks just kept coming. But after an insurance policy is discovered, it’s time for Grampa to go. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays through May 4. $18. 260-6442.

Visual Arts

Openings

Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park Gallery — 12325 E. Roger Road. The Visionary: vibrant watercolors by Kathy Robbins. March 29-April 23. Reception: 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 29. 615-7855.

Receptions

Madaras Gallery-Skyline — 3001 E. Skyline Drive. Daniel Plumer’s collection “Favorite Vistas.” One-day show with artist’s reception. RSVP requested. 5-7 p.m. March 27. 615-3001.

Madaras Gallery-Skyline — 3001 E. Skyline Drive. “Zee’s” Inlaid Mesquite Furniture and Art. RSVP requested. Reception: 5-7 p.m. April 3. Free. 615-3001.

Joel D. Valdez Main Library — 101 N. Stone Ave. High School Art Invitational. Through March 29. Reception and awards ceremony: 2-3 p.m. March 29. 791-4010.

Et Cetera

Art Now In Focus — MOCA Tucson, 265 S. Church Ave. Lecture series. “What Makes an Icon an Icon?” Admission includes beer, wine and snacks. 6 p.m. March 27. $10. 624-5019.

Impressionists and Their Impact on the Art World — Miller-Golf Links Library, 9460 E. Golf Links Road. The 19th-century art movement that defied tradition and transformed art. 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 28. Free. 594-5355.

“Exploring Geometric Art” — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley. University of Arizona Museum of Art Lecture Series. 2-3 p.m. March 28. Free. 594-5580.

Watercolor Demonstration by Susan Meyer — Desert Artisans’ Gallery, 6536 E. Tanque Verde Road. Part of the “Meet the Artist” series. Technique demonstration. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 3-5. Free. 722-4412.

Art Talk: An Added Dimension-Appreciating Sculpture — Murphy-Wilmot Branch Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Sculptures from the UAMA collection dating from 1340-1975. 2-4 p.m. April 4. Free. 594-5420.

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