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From Tuesday 12 April to Sunday 17 April

• Have fun with Broadway in Tucson at their latest show: Hadesville. The new show, which takes place at Centennial Hall at the University of Arizona, combines mythology and music. It mixes two mythical tales – that of the young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone – inviting you on a journey to the underworld and back. If all that wasn’t enough, there’s plenty of music, dancing, and lively stage sets. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Recommended for ages 10 and up. At Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. $35-$50.

From Saturday 9 April to Saturday 30 April

• Relive history with the Arizona Theater Company’s new musical, centering on the lives of women on the Supreme Court. Musical comedy Justice takes place in 1993, when Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just entered the Supreme Court of the United States; the first and only other woman there, Sandra Day O’Connor, is ready to take him in and get to work. This three-way show combines “rousing songs, urgent conversations about equality and truly human heroines”. 7:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday, until the end of the month. At the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. $25 – $60.


Thursday, April 7

• Relive the mop tops and stripes at The British Invasion at the Fox Theater downtown. This immersive multimedia show will put you right in the heart of pop culture history. Original photos and film footage will be screened to recreate the excitement, fashion and headlines of the era; meanwhile, a live band performs the hits of the Swing in the 60s; the iconic British pop sound that swept across America and the world. 7:30 p.m. At the Fox Tucson Theater, 17 W. Congress St. $37 at 52.

Wednesday 6 April

• Enjoy some tunes from across the pond when Britain’s Got Talent finalists The Aces of Jive play at Gaslight Music Hall. This quirky, technicolor sextet is the UK’s #1 (and possibly only?) ‘jive and swing’ band, delivering a combination of music, skillful performances and humour. 6 p.m. both evenings. Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Road #165. $31.

sunday april 10

• Tohono Chul Botanical Gardens continues its Sundays In The Garden series this weekend with music from the El Sur Co music collective. El SurCo mixes guitars, violin, charango, bombo and vocal harmonies influenced by the musical traditions of Argentina, Chile and the surrounding regions. Shows take place in the Performance Garden, where you can sip wine and listen to live music. Places are limited, so please arrive early. The concert series is sponsored in part by the Tucson Guitar Society. 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 7366 Paseo del Norte. Free with entry to the park.

• Go wild at the Tucson Arena when two heavy metal legends hit the 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 see-bag policy, which means all bags must be empty. 6 p.m. At Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. $25 – $100.

tuesday april 12

• Enjoy the music of one of the great southern rock bands, with a touch of originality! Early next week, the downtown Fox Theater is hosting Big Band of Brothers: A jazz celebration of the Allman Brothers Band. This performance is based on the album of the same name, released by New West Records to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the debut of the Allman Brothers Band. 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 Theater, 17 W. Congress St.

Wednesday April 13

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


Thursday, April 7

• The Foothills Art District hosts 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 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. At the intersection of Sunrise and Campbell.

friday april 8

• Learn by eating in this specialty Minor wine dinner at the Highlands at Dove Mountain active adult community. Miner Wines is known for its vibrant reds from Napa, California’s wine country. They will send representatives so you can enjoy and learn about their wines while you eat particularly paired foods. 5:30 p.m. $65. In the Highlands at Dove Mountain, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd. For reservations, call (520) 579-0520.

saturday april 9

• It’s a ton of fun when Reid Park Zoo celebrates its elephant’s second birthday. AT Penzi second anniversary celebration, the zoo hosts elephant-themed activities, conservation programs, free cupcakes, and animal interactions. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. At Reid Park Zoo, 3400 Zoo Court. This event is free with admission to the zoo.

From Friday 8 April to Sunday 10 April

• This weekend, it’s back to school! Southern Arizona Home Builders Association Holds Annual Meeting Living room of the house and the terrace at the Tucson Convention Center. Discover more than 200 exhibitors with new products, services and ideas to make your home more comfortable, more energy efficient and modern. And even if you’re not looking for new ways to update your home, the show is just a sight to behold, 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 parking for events at the TCC. Masks are mandatory.

Thursday April 14

• Watch the story of the “Queen of Music Tejano”, 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 South Texas girl with global talent, incredible willpower and magnetic charm. 7:30 p.m. At the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Boulevard. $10.


Wednesday April 13

• Get up close to some of the most majestic animals on the planet at the Tohono Chul Botanical Garden 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 raptors that hunt by night or day. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the Ramada for Children of Tohono Chul. 7366 Paseo del Norte. Free with entry to the park.


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