Happening in May

Happening in May

By Shelley SheltonUniversity Communications
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Midsummer Night's Dream poster
Midsummer Night's Dream poster
Pima County Public Library Bookmobile
Pima County Public Library Bookmobile
Fox Theatre
Fox Theatre
Science Cafe
Science Cafe

After all the commotion of the last few months, the grand finale is finally in sight – the end of the semester, the end of the school year, Spring Commencement, the whole deal. But there's still a lot happening on campus before the end of the month and the Memorial Day Holiday. So before you break out the sunscreen and barbecue supplies, check out our list of some things you might want to do or see this month. And if none of this inflates your pool floatie, visit the UA Master Calendar for something that does.

Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts Graduate Student Readings | May 1-2
Students graduating from the University of Arizona Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing read from their work at the UA Poetry Center. The center also will recognize the winners of the UA student poetry contests and distribute broadsides of the prizewinning poems. The readings take place over two evenings.

Arizona Symphony Orchestra Performance of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' | May 1
The School of Music's Arizona Symphony Orchestra offers its last concert of the season. Under the baton of Thomas Cockrell, the exciting program will feature Felix Mendelssohn's Overture, Incidental Music and scenes from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Collaborating with the orchestra in this concert are the women of the UA Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Elizabeth Schauer, as well as actors from the School of Theatre, Film and Television, under the direction of Brent Gibbs.

ASUA Art ClayWorks End-of-Semester Ceramic Art Sale | May 3
The Associated Students of the University of Arizona's Art ClayWorks club is hosting its end-of-semester sale of handmade ceramics. Stop and shop for one-of-a-kind ceramic art – cups, bowls, vases, sculptures and gifts for Mother's Day, birthdays, friends, yourself! Keep an eye out for signs to point you in the direction of the sale, which is at East Helen Street and North Park Avenue. A reception, with refreshments for shoppers, will be held from 5-7 p.m.

Pima County Public Library Bookmobile | May 7
Want a copy of the latest best-seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can't make it to your local library branch? The Pima County Public Library has a solution. Visit the Bookmobile to apply for a library card, check out one of more than 6,000 books, magazines, DVDs and books on CD, return items checked out from any public library branch or pick up items requested from other public library branches. It's the perfect solution for a busy professional who loves what the library offers.

'I Dream in Widescreen' Senior Thesis Films | May 11
The Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St., will screen senior thesis films by the Bachelor of Fine Arts graduating class in the School of Theatre, Film and Television. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend this popular event, featuring international documentaries, rock operas, music videos and inventive romantic comedies. Past films by UA film and television students have gone on to major film festivals such as Sundance.

Science Café Spring 2013 Series: Environmental Solutions With the Carson Scholars | May 21
The Science Café series at Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant, 198 W. Cushing St., features researchers from the Carson Scholars program based at the UA's Institute of the Environment. The Carson Scholars are graduate students who focus on environmentally related fields, pursue interdisciplinary studies, and work to communicate their science in ways that engage the public with environmental insights, issues and solutions. This month, Rebecca Lybrand from the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science will address "The Soils of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona."

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