Best Betsby Tucson Citizen on May. 07, 2009, under Calendar, Local
Our picks for the top entertainment events of the week
Gaslight Theatre hosts Mariachi Extravaganza
The sounds of youth will be showcased during The Gaslight Theatre’s Mariachi Extravaganza Concert. Scheduled to perform are youth groups Mariachi Sonido de Mexico, Mariachi Cielo de Mexico and special guest Mariachi Tesoro de Tucson. Members’ ages range from teen to college. When: 7 p.m. Monday Where: 7010 E. Broadway Price: $18 adults, $14 children 12 and younger Info: For reservations, call 886-9428.
‘Rita of the Sky’ returns to the big screen
The multiple-award winning “Rita of the Sky” at the recent Arizona International Film Festival will play again this weekend. At the festival the film won Best Feature Documentary and Best of Arizona awards, playing twice to sold-out houses. This documentary by Tucson filmmaker Kathryn Ferguson details the tragic story of a Tarahumara woman from the wilderness Copper Canyon area of Mexico who followed an old cattle drive trail from her home to the middle of Kansas, where she was arrested and wrongly institutionalized for 10 years. Ferguson will attend all screenings and answer questions afterward. When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday Where: the Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St. Price: $8 Info: 882-0204.
Boys Chorus Pops Concert on Saturday at TCC
The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus’ annual Pops Concert will include all of its groups in a “show of lighter music.” Sing and Swing will be the theme of a segment of the program featuring a salute to the big band swing era. In addition, the choristers will perform their signature Western songs and trick rodeo roping. When: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Price: $15 and $18, with tickets available at all TCC and Ticketmaster outlets and the Boys Chorus office, 5770 E. Pima St. Info: 296-6277