Arts Events Calendar

The Gipsy Kings
The Gipsy Kings

By Randy Montgomery


Rockabilly Raceway


The Gaslight Theatre’s latest product is a rockin’ and rollin’ 1950s sock hop that dabbles in a side-splitting musical melodrama.

The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway, 886.9428,, times vary, $11.95-$21.95.


Folkert de Jong: Last Nation


Artist Folkert de Jong was born in The Netherlands in 1972. His work explores themes of global conquest, with a focus on events tied to his home country. Through his art, De Jong exposes audiences to the horrors of war. This temporary exhibit is a retrospective of the midpoint of his career.

Museum of Contemporary Art, 265 S. Church Avenue, 624.5019,, times vary, free-$5.


The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post


Howard Post has spent his artistic career creating pieces inspired by the West. Cowboys, corrals, horses, livestock and wide pastures are the subjects of this third-generation Arizonan. The exhibit features pieces from his personal collection and other sources.

Tucson Museum of Art, and Historic Block, 140 N. Main Avenue, 624.2333,, times vary, free-$12.


Desert Hollywood: Celebrity Landscapes in Cinema


One of Hollywood’s great stars is the Southwestern landscape that has provided a backdrop for countless films. Video clips, stills, photos, movie posters and more recount the prominence of the desert landscape in film and television.

Tucson Desert Art Museum and Four Corners Gallery, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road, 202.3888,, times vary.


Women in Jeopardy


Mary and Jo have a friend named Liz, whose boyfriend is a dentist. His hygienist disappeared and the two are convinced he’s a serial killer. The two divorcees’ imaginations run wild as they try and discover the truth while saving their friend.

Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Boulevard, 327.4242,, times vary, $18-$20.


PCC Fashionarte 2018


Local fashion designers from high schools, colleges, universities and faculty present their work at the 12th annual spring fashion show presented by the Pima Community College Department of Fashion Design and Clothing. This year’s theme is “An Urban Fusion of Art and Fashion.” The evening features a VIP reception, silent auction and recognition of Terry Etherton, founder of Etherton Gallery.

Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress Street, 547.3040,, doors open at 5:30 p.m., $10-$35.


“Weird Al” Yankovic and Emo Philips


His parodies are familiar, but most fans don’t know “Weird Al” Yankovic has won four Grammys, and performed at prestigious venues like Radio City Music Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. By the end of the year, he will have received a star on the Walk of Fame and wrapped a world tour. See him perform original music with special guest Emo Philips.

Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress Street, 547.3040,, 8 p.m., $37-$69.


The Gipsy Kings

MAY 18

Their sound is recognizable. Their shows are high-energy. Twenty-five years ago, The Gipsy Kings released their first self-titled album. Since then, more than 20 million albums have been sold and audiences worldwide have enjoyed their flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop tunes.

Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress Street, 547.3040,, 7:30 p.m., $49-$112.


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

MAY 18 TO MAY 27

Join Belle and Beast in the classic fairytale that’s appropriate for all ages. Come introduce the youngest members of your family to live theater.

Presented by Christian Youth Theatre. Pima Community College Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Road, 751.7510, times vary,, $15-$17.



MAY 20

Ballet Tucson’s youth company will present an end-of-season concert featuring works from Swan Lake, Act II and Bits & Pieces, and the premiere of Back to Bach. This performance is a part of the organization’s mission to foster and develop professional and children’s ensembles.

Ballet Tucson, Stevie Eller Dance, 1737 E. University Boulevard, 903.1445,, 2 p.m., $25.


The Tankersley Imaginarium Art Studio


Parents should promote artistic and creative endeavors with their children at a young age. There is no better place to do that than The Tankersley Imaginarium Art Studio at the Children’s Museum of Tucson. The art studio boasts fun, interactive and play-based exhibits within the 17,000-square-foot facility.

Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Avenue, 792.9985,, times vary, free-$9.


Family Brain Boost


In addition to the Lullaby Lounge, Peek-a-Boo Palace, art studio, farmers market and Literacy Corner, the Children’s Museum of Oro Valley offers weekly events to encourage kids to become scientists. From bubbles to building blocks, learn the science behind everyday activities and open your mind to a whole new world.

Children’s Museum Oro Valley, 11015 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, 297.8004,, 11:30 a.m., free-$6.