More May merriment for the whole family below!

“Sonoran Scenery” and “Monsoon Mirage” Miniatures
Desert Artisans’ Gallery, owned and operated by local artists, opens a new exhibition “Sonoran Scenery” and “Monsoon Mirage” Miniatures.  Featured artists are: Sharon Bertrand, Nancy Cressler, Judith Probst, David Thekan, Dikki Van Helsland and Alexandria Winslow.

Exoplanet Lecture Series – #3
Join us at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium for the third talk of a three-part lecture series on exoplanets! Dozens of astronomers at the University of Arizona study exoplanets (planets that orbit other stars). In the last decade, scientists have discovered that there are thousands of planets orbiting other stars in our Milky Way galaxy. Now they are searching for planets that may have the right conditions to host life as we know it: liquid water and an atmosphere. Ticket price includes showing of our newest FullDome Planetarium Show “Undiscovered Worlds”. Speakers for Thursday, May 17 @ 6 p.m. “Studying Galaxies to Calculate Rates of Planet Formation?” by Peter Behroozi, Assistant Professor, Steward Observatory. “Optical Engineering In The Search For Exoplanets” by Lauren Schatz, Ph.D. Candidate, UA College of Optical Sciences.

Cinema La Placita at Tucson Museum of Art
Cinema La Placita, the downtown outdoor movie series that has become a summertime tradition, is partnering with the Tucson Museum of Art to bring its summertime events to the plaza of TMA! Every Thursday, starting May 3, Cinema La Placita will screen a different film at the museum for $3. Beer, wine, and food from Café a la C’Art will be available for purchase.
Movie Schedule:
May 3 — Dirty Dancing (1987) PG-13. Starring Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze and Jerry Orbach.
May 10 – Dr. Strangelove (1964) PG.  Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Sterling Hayden.
May 17 – The Stranger (1949) Not Rated.  Starring Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson and Loretta Young.
May 24 – Inherit the Wind (1960) Not Rated.  Starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March and Gene Kelley.
May 31 – Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) PG-13.  Starring Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Alan Alda, Jerry Orbach and Angelica Houston.

Cirque Italia: Aquatic Spectacular
Cirque Italia’s innovative and unique “traveling circus” spectacular production “Aquatic Spectacular” combines water fountains, jet-skis, pirates, and more in a fun-filled atmosphere all ages are sure to enjoy. Performers from all over the world have been brought together under the enchanted spiral of the white and blue Big Top set up east of Dillard’s department store parking lot at Park Place on May 18-21 and May 24-28. See show times and other details on the event website. Purchase tickets through or by phone: (941) 704-8572. Cirque Italia continues to contribute to the modernization of the performing arts and the circus industry by abiding by a strict animal free policy.

Waila Celebration
Desert Diamond Center hosts the 2nd annual Tohono O’odham Waila Celebration, with traditional Tohono O’odham  music, food and arts & crafts.