Aztec Calendar (April 5-18)


April 5: Opening day Tucson Padres vs. Fresno Grizzlies. Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way. 7:05 p.m. $7-15, discounts available.

April 6-7: Tucson Poetry Festival at Main Gate Square and UA Poetry Center.

April 7: Tacos for HOPE animal benefit. Sunflower Market, Swan at Speedway. Noon-3 p.m.

April 7: Festival en el Barrio with Calexico and friends (Grupo Fantasma, Megafaun, Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta). El Presidio neighborhood near Tucson Museum of Art. 2-8 p.m. $23 at Rialto Theatre.

April 12-15: ASUA Spring Fling at Rillito Downs Park. Thursday and Friday: 4 p.m.-midnight; Saturday: noon-midnight; Sunday: noon- 8 p.m. Admission $5, free with CatCard or Military ID.

April 13-29: Arizona International Film Festival at venues throughout Tucson. Free-$8. Film schedule at

April 14-15: 10th Annual Fiesta Grande Street Fair at Barrio Hollywood. Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday: noon-7 p.m. Little Joe y La Familia perform Sunday @ 2 p.m.

Through April 21: Bike Fest Tucson. Multiple events, including Bike to Work Week (April 9-13) and GABA Swap Meet (April 15).


April 14-15: Chalk Art Festival. North side, Park Place Mall. Saturday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m.- 3p.m.

April 14: 5th Annual Tucson Carnaval. Across from Hotel Congress. 5-10:30 p.m.



April 6: Cinema Under the Stars: “HOP.”  Northwest Campus, Level 2.  7:30-10 p.m.

April 10: Student Success Workshop: Optimizing Career Choices. East Campus, L-108. (time?)

April 10-11: Library Book Sale. West Campus, Santa Catalina Building. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 11: Interviewing 101. Desert Vista Campus, Career Center. 9-10 a.m.

April 11: Preparing for University Transfer. Downtown Campus, AH 141. 11 a.m.-noon.

April 14: Japanese Speech Contest Volunteers. East Campus, Community Room. 1-5 p.m.

April 19: Student Government officer elections. Desert Vista Campus. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.



April 5: Men’s tennis vs. Paradise Valley Community College @ Tucson Racquet Club, 1:30 p.m.


April 7: Baseball vs. Central Arizona College @ West Campus, noon.

Softball vs. South Mountain Community College @ West Campus, noon.

April 10: Women’s tennis vs. Paradise Community College @ Tucson Racquet Club, 1:30 p.m.

Softball vs. Arizona Western College @ West Campus, 2 p.m.

April 14: Baseball vs. Eastern Arizona College @ West Campus, noon.

April 17: Baseball vs. Paradise Valley Community College @ West Campus, noon.



April 5: An Evening with Hunter Hayes, 8 p.m., Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. $22.50, all ages. Details:

April 6: Naim Amor Vinyl Release Party, 9 p.m., Solar Culture, 31 E. Toole Ave. $7. All ages. Details:

April 7: Solar Culture’s 25th Anniversary Potluck with Baba Marimba, Salvador Duran and Gary Bear, 6-9 p.m. Bring food to share. Solar Culture, 31 E. Toole Ave. Free. All ages. Details:

April 11: Givers, 11 p.m., Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. $10, 21+. Details:

April 13: Mossferatu and Talk-Sik with DJ Lingos, Manofmanyfaces, Post Script, Danjor James, Sir Pressure and Grimey, 8 p.m., Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. $5, 21+. Details:

April 14: Amy Rude with Ferrodyne and The Possibles, 9 p.m., Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. $5, 21+. Details:

April 17: St. Vincent with tUnE yArDs, 8 p.m., Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. $19 in advance/$22 day of show, all ages. Details:

April 18: The Glow Sticks for Breakfast Tour with Hyper Crush, Black Cards feat. Pete Wentz, Benzi and Silver Medallion, 7 p.m., The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave. Tickets available through Bookman’s and, all ages. Details:



 Movie openings:

April 6:

“American Reunion

The Cold Light of Day

April 13:

Bullet to the Head

Cabin by the Woods


The Raid: Redemption

The Three Stooges

 Loft Cinema events:

3233 E. Speedway Blvd.,

April 6:

First Friday Shorts. 9 p.m. $6 general, $5 Loft members.

April 9:

The Devil’s Carnival” with director Darren Lynn Bousman. 8 p.m. $20-$40 (tickets online only).

April 11:

Wings.” Loft Film Festival Showcase. 7 p.m. $9 general, $7 student.

April 13-14:

The All-Nite Scream-O-Rama 2012. 9 p.m.-9 a.m. $13 advance, $15 at door.

April 15:

She Stoops to Conquer.” Noon. Pre-show presentation, 11:15 a.m. $15 general, $10 Loft members.

April 17:

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator.” Human Rights Watch Film Festival. 7 p.m. Free.

April 18:

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life.” One Hit Wonders series. 7:30 p.m. $9 general, $7 student.


DVD/Blu-ray releases:

April 10:

The Darkest House

Into the Abyss

The Iron Lady

Lazarus Papers

One Tree Hill: Season 9

Sleeping Beauty

The Veteran

The Witches of Oz

April 17:

7 Below

American Dad: Volume Seven

Bob’s Burgers: Season 1

The Divide

Meet the Browns: Season 5

Game releases:

April 5:

Confrontation” (PC)

April 6:

Xenoblade Chronicles” (Wii)

April 17:

Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” (PS3, Xbox)

The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings” (PS3, Xbox)

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