Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Thursday, Oct. 25

Shrek The Musical. If you think Shrek was good (and of course you thought Shrek was good, because Shrek is excellent), then wait ’til you see Shrek the Musical. You get way more backstory on Shrek and Fiona’s childhoods, you get a much-expanded version of the scene where the two try to out-fart one another, and you (of course) get a lot more singing. The Tucson branch of the national group Christian Youth Theater, a theater arts training program for students 8 to 14, is putting on their rendition of the Tony award-winning musical over at Pima Community College. Head on ogre and see the show before it’s too late! 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, and Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28. PCC Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Road. $15 in advance, $17 at the door, $13 per ticket for groups of 12 or more. Details Here.

Stargazing and Astronomy on Mount Lemmon. The Summerhaven Speaker Series continues with this talk from Alan Strauss, the director of the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter and Sky School. He’ll be talking about something that most people sort of get, but very few of us totally grasp: just how enormous the solar system is. In a talk appropriate for all ages, he’ll explain the size and scale of our solar system and galaxy while displaying gorgeous images of deep space captured
Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Thursday, Oct. 25
 by the Mount Lemmon telescopes themselves. Why not give trying to fathom just how far a lightyear is another shot? 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Chuck Bowden Mount Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Parkway, Mount Lemmon. Details Here.

The Special Magic of Music for Film. Hosted by the learning Curve, join former symphony director Bob Bernhardt for a chronological view of music in film from 1930 to present day on Thursday, Oct. 25. You will hear tunes from Gone With the Wind to The Last Jedi. There is no in between with the sounds that will ring in your ears all night long. Admission $49. 10 a.m-noon. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Details Here.

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Events compiled by Brianna Lewis, Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot, Ava Garcia and Jeff Gardner.