Entertainment Magazine: Tucson: Events: 2011: May

Tucson Calendar of Events for May 2011

May in Tucson means more runs and walks before it gets too hot.

The most popular running events in Tucson during May are 31st Annual Tucson Heart Group Cinco de Mayo 10K Fitness Fiesta on May 1st; the May 6th 21st Annual Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb; and the May 15th 5000 Run/Walk at Reid Park.

Detail information about these and other events happening in Tucson in May 2011 are posted as they are received. Dates for some of these Tucson events have not been set yet. Since they are annual events, follow the links to their web sites for updated information.

See what's happening today in the May 2011 Calendar of Tucson Events.

Tucson-area non-profit groups and community organizations can post Tucson event listings for free. Email your Tucson event listing for consideration. Non-commercial listings only. Send your event listing to [email protected].

Many Mexicos- in Tucson through 2011

Many Mexicos: Vistas de la Frontera at the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona campus. The exhibit strives to interpret the broad sweep of Mexican history from the Pre-Columbian period to today’s political shouting matches, all from the perspective of Arizona and the borderlands. Mon – Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The exhibit will run fthrough 2012. www.StateMuseum.Arizona.Edu

Through August 1, 2011

In The Devil's Frying Pan. This original play will illustrate the histories of Arizonans who shaped our state as it went from a territory to a state, 480-488-1981, www.desertfoothillstheater.com.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

31st Annual Tucson Heart Group Cinco de Mayo 10K Fitness Fiesta – Tucson’s largest and most scenic 10K winds through Starr Pass in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains, Run or walk the course, beautiful mountain scenery and great views of the Tucson basin, celebration with live Mariachi music follows, receive shirt, goody bag and post-race burrito breakfast and massages, $25-35, 7 am, http://www.azroadrunners.org/races/detail/cinco

May 4-22, 2011

Premiere! A Charming Comedy – Invisible Theatre, (1400 N. 1st Ave, 85719), hilarious and touching comedy/mystery by Tony Award winning Dale Wasseman tells the tale of a famous comedic playwright who decides to prove to the world that he can write more than fluff, a zany series of events leads to the discovery of a “new” play by the Bard, 520-882-9721 or www.invisibletheatre.com

Friday, May 6, 2011

21st Annual Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb– Mt. Lemmon, road bike ride, followed by an optional lunch at Summerhaven, includes four sag stops, round trip to Ski Valley is 56 miles, with 6,600 feet of elevation gain and 4.5% average grade,  $10-15, Read more about the Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb.

Saturday, May 7, 2011 Mother's Day

The Southern Arizona Women's Chorus will host a gospel workshop “Secret Language of Spirituals and Singing Gospel with Style” with guest artist Rollo Dilworth. Join the Southern Arizona Women's Chorus in a gospel workshop “Secret Language of Spirituals and Singing Gospel with Style” on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Ascension Lutheran Church from 9AM-12PM. Read more about the Southern Arizona Women's Chorus Workshop.

Mother's Day weekend in style with a night of art & fashion in elegant courtyard setting, in the lower-level courtyard of La Encantada shopping center, starting at 6 p.m. Glamour and high fashion, infused with the sincerity of local community values, will charm the La Encantada courtyard for an evening of wining, dining and smiling, offering an excellent gift for moms. Re3ad more about SAACA Mother's Day Weekend.

Tucson Boys Chorus Pops Concert - Tucson Music Hall, Legendary Tucson Boys Chorus performs light Pops repertoire, $15-$18, 3 & 7:30 pm, 520-296-6277 or  http://www.boyschorus.org

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Outdoor San Lucas Community Concert Series features upbeat folk and bluegrass band on May 8, 2011/ Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and San Lucas Community present an engaging, uplifting bluegrass band. Read more about San Lucas Concert.

May 9-15, 2011

Yelp! is pouring some sugar on Tucson, hosting the city’s first ever Yelp's Sugar High, from May 9-15. During this week, 5 great bakeries, restaurants and cafes across the city will be offering 50% off amazing sweet treats. The week is all about encouraging Tucsonans to get out and explore some of the great local businesses. Read more about Yelp! Tucson Sugar High.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Community Festival For Youth in conjunction with Stanford University’s Global Day of Service will hold a health, fitness and wellness festival on Saturday, May 14, 2011. This event is for children of all ages and takes place at Golf N’ Stuff, 6503 E. Tanque Verde Rd. from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Continue reading about the Community Festival for Youth.

The 12th Annual Ironwood Festival & Ironwood Jam is free in Tucson at the Mason Audubon Center. This is a celebration of the Ironwood Forest, from the National Monument to the backyards of Northwest Tucson. Read more about the Ironwood Festival.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

5000 Run/Walk – Reid Park, pancake flat, one of the fastest 5K in the west, pancake-flat, part of the 2011 Running Shop Grand Prix, also a kid’s race, benefits Pima Community College Cross Country Team, $18-25, 7 am, 520-326-9383. Read more about the 5000 Run/Walk.

May 21-22, 2011

TUBAC: Be Aware Festival – Avalon Gardens, to raise planetary consciousness, concerts, films, theater, garden tours, food and crafts vendors, live music by Global Change Music and Gabriel of Urantia/Talias Van of Tora & The Bright & Morning Star Band as well as others, by donation , 520-603-9932 or www.CosmoPopFestivals.org

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