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Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Eagle (PG-13)

Gnomeo and Juliet (G)

Gnomeo and Juliet 3D (G)

Just Go With It (PG-13)

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D (PG-13)

The Roommate (PG-13)

Sanctum 3D (R)

The Mechanic (R)

The Rite (PG-13)

The Green Hornet 3D (PG-13)

True Grit (PG-13)

The Fighter (R)

Black Swan (R)

The King's Speech (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 1-888-AMC4FUN

The Eagle (PG-13)

Gnomeo and Juliet (G)

Gnomeo and Juliet 3D (G)

Just Go With It (PG-13)

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D (PG-13)

Sanctum IMAX 3D (R)

The Roommate (PG-13)

Biutiful (R)

The Mechanic (R)

The Rite (PG-13)

No Strings Attached (R)

The Dilemma (PG-13)

The Green Hornet 3D (PG-13)

True Grit (PG-13)

The King's Speech (R)

127 Hours (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Burlesque (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (PG-13)

The Next Three Days (PG-13)

Unstoppable (PG-13)

Due Date (R)

Megamind (PG)

Red (PG-13)

Life As We Know It (PG-13)

Secretariat (PG)

The Social Network (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Eagle (PG-13)

Gnomeo and Juliet (G)

Just Go With It (PG-13)

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D (PG-13)

Sanctum 3D (R)

The Roommate (PG-13)

The Mechanic (R)

The Rite (PG-13)

No Strings Attached (R)

The Green Hornet (PG-13)

True Grit (PG-13)

The King's Speech (R)

Tangled (PG)

 


 

THEATER

Friday, Feb. 18

• Treat yourself to a unique show that fuses high-energy music, art, dance and paint into a mind-blowing combination at DayGlow - World's Largest Paint Party. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $30-$50, $25-$45 in advance; 800-745-3000.

Friday to Sunday, Feb. 18-20

• Catch a performance of the hilarious hit comedy Over the River and Through the Woods about intergenerational Italian families to which everyone will relate on some level. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; The Cabaret Theatre, Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $18; 884-4875.

Saturday, Feb. 19

• Enjoy a performance of Ballet Folklorico Tapatio performing Amory Amistad. Details: 5 p.m.;

Leo Rich Theatre, Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $8; 800-745-3000.

• Laugh out loud at the self-deprecating, comedic genius of Paula Poundstone. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$39; 621-3341.

Wednesday, Feb. 23

• Enjoy the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona preview of the Arizona Opera Company's production of Othello at Say Hello to Opera. Details: 3-5 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Through Sunday, Feb. 27

• Enjoy the UA Dance Ensemble performance of Carmina Burana offering a mixture of ballet, modern and jazz. Details: 7:30 P.M. Thursday-Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday; UA Stevie Eller Dance Theatre; $32; 621-4698.

Through Sunday, March 6

• Enjoy the Pima Community College Theatre Arts presentation of the high-energy, tap-dancing, classic American comedy Anything Goes. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $18; 206-6986.

Through Saturday, March 26

• Strap on your boots, put on your cowboy hat and catch a performance of Gunsmokin' or Have Fun, Will Travel! Details: 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95; 886-9428.

 


 

MUSIC

Thursday, Feb. 17

• Listen to the modern jazz sounds of The Larry Redhouse Trio led by Navajo pianist Larry Redhouse presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Friday, Feb. 18

• Listen to a wide variety of musical styles and periods from pop and jazz to classical compositions at the Tucson Concert Band winter concert. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $21, $19 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy Jazz at Lincoln Center featuring Wynton Marsalis. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$74; 621-3341.

Friday to Sunday, Feb. 18-20

• Enjoy a rare southern Arizona performance of J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor by the Tucson Chamber Artists. Details: 7 p.m. Friday; St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church, 600 S. La Cañada, Green Valley; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Catalina Foothills High School Auditorium, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; 2 p.m. Sunday; Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $20-$30, students free; 401-2651.

Saturday, Feb. 19

• Listen to the renowned tenor voice of Jimmy Fortune, formerly with the Statler Brothers country music quartet, now presenting his solo show. Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 19-20

• Listen to the Grammy-winning classical guitarist David Russell in concert with works by Regondi, Handel and Bach. Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $30; 621-1162.

Sunday, Feb. 20

• Don't miss an opportunity to see award-winning young artists from the Tucson Jazz Institute performing A Gift of Jazz. Details: 2:30 p.m.; Vista de la Montana Church, 3001 E. Miravista Lane; free will offering; 825-1985.

• Listen to the extraordinary and foremost-recorded Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$59; 621-3341.

Wednesday, Feb. 23

• Listen to the UA School of Music Faculty Artist Series featuring a recital with cellist Mark Votapek and pianist Tannis Gibson. Details: 7 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music building, Park Ave. and Speedway Blvd.; $5; 621-1162.

Saturday, Feb. 26

• Enjoy an unforgettable night of country music at the Tracy Lawrence - Tucson Rodeo Concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $25, $20 in advance; 800-745-3000.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, Feb. 19

• Help raise funds for the victims of the Jan. 8th shooting at the Sonoran Desert Corvette Tucson car show. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Foothills Mall, Ina and La Cholla; $20/car entry, $1 raffle tickets, public donation boxes; 400-8369.

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 19-20

• Browse unique and hand-made pieces from local artists in a variety of genres, enjoy children's activities, live music and food from local vendors at the Spring Festival of the Arts presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Oro Valley Marketplace, Oracle and Tangerine Rds.; free admission; 797-3959.

• Meet 200 Southwest Native artists, talk with them about their work, and learn about the cultural significance that informs and inspires them at the 18th Annual Southwest Indian Art Fair featuring pottery, Hopi katsina dolls, paintings, jewelry, baskets, rugs, blankets, and food and music. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; $8, $3 youth, under 12 free; Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, 1013 E. University Blvd.; 621-6302.

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 19-27

• Don't miss La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson Rodeo) featuring a parade, rodeo events and dances. Details: Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. Sixth Ave.; 800-964-5662.

Sunday, Feb. 20

• Bring the whole family to the Southern Arizona Mustang Club's Fords on Fourth car show to raise funds for the Blake Foundation for its work with special needs children and adults. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 4th Avenue district; free; 624-5004.

• Get an insight into Judaism at Hallonot: Windows to the Jewish World: Voices and Views on the Holocaust with a musical presentation by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra followed by a screening of the film "Inside Hana's Suitcase." Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.; $10; 577-9393, ext.124.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Feb. 17

• Think critically about the moral decisions we face in our everyday lives with a discussion following a DVD presentation of key lectures from Harvard Professor Michael Sandel at Justice: What's the right thing to do? with this week's topics: Hired Guns & Motherhood for Sale. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Thursday to Friday, Feb. 17-18

• Let historian Jack Lasseter share his insights on The History and Development of Our American Legal System. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Wednesday & Thursday, Feb. 17, 23 & 24

• Learn about the Earth's past climate and how it is used in predictions for the future at the presentation Climate Change. Details: 9:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Friday, Feb. 18

• Learn about Container Planting: Advantages, Pots, Plants and Care from the Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, Feb. 19

• Learn how to conduct your own simple water audits, about water usage for your plants, your irrigation system components, and performing system maintenance at water conservation specialist Tary Campbell's class Smart Irrigation Starts with You. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members; 326-9686.

• Join author William Ascarza for a discussion and visual presentation about the Tucson Mountains, a range that has been inhabited, explored and traveled by indigenous people, homesteaders, prospectors and ranchers. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Saturdays, Feb. 19, March 19, April 16

• Learn how to scuba dive with Planet Scuba for ages 8 and older. Details: noon-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Municipal Pool; $25; 229-5050.

Sunday, Feb. 20 & 27

• Join park staff in the visitor center auditorium to find out about on-going efforts to ensure that shrinking critical migratory links remain intact at the program The Places In-Between. Details: 11 a.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free; 733-5153.

Monday, Feb. 21

• Take a walking tour that focuses on Pioneer Women who contributed so much to Tucson's history, including Theresa Ferrin, Annie Graham Rockfellow, Isabella Greenway, Monica Flin and Elizabeth Fremont, presented by KruseArizona Tours. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Meyer Ave. & Cushing St.; $15, 625-8365.

• Join the Socrates Cafe on the 1st and 3rd Monday evening of the month for lively discussions of philosophical ideas. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Metropolitan Grille, 7892 N. Oracle Rd.; free admission, food and beverages available for purchase; 575-1743.

Tuesday, Feb. 22

• Learn about modern cosmology's insights, triumphs and timeless mysteries at the of Arizona College of Science's spring lecture series featuring astronomer and UA associate professor Philip A. Pinto with his lecture Astronomical Alchemy: The Origin of the Elements. Details: 7 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; free; 626-5578.

Wednesday, Feb. 23

• Roll back in time to hear about Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Buckskin Frank Leslie, and other notorious characters at the presentation John Slaughter's Life through the Eyes of John Slaughter's Horse with historical interpreter Bobbie Seelig. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about The Quest for True Friendship: Meaningful Insights from the Middle Ages with UA Professor of German Studies Albrecht Classen, Ph.D. presented by the Arizona Humanities Council. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Nanini Branch Library, 7300 N. Shannon Rd.; free; 594-5365.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Wednesday, Feb. 23

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 8-11 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

 


 

CHILDREN

Thursday to Friday, Feb. 17-18

• Bring the kids to the Christian Youth Theater Tucson musical adaptation of the classic children's novel Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $10-$15; www.cyttucson.org.

Tuesday to Wednesday, Feb. 22-23

• Bring the whole family to Reid Park Zoo for the Christian Home Educators of Tucson-NW Quest Science Club 3rd Annual Science Fair. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1100 S. Randolph Way; included with zoo admission; scienceadventures@questscienceclub.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 23

• Entertain the kids during their holiday break at Wicked Wednesdays featuring storytelling with Dr. Ergot Ratbane followed by a flashlight tour of all the weird and wicked plants in the gardens. Details: 4:30-9 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8, $4 children ages 4-12, members and children 3 and under free; 326-9686, ext. 10.

• Bring the whole family to the Imagination Movers where parents and kids can enjoy eclectic pop sensibility and lyrical turns about healthy snacks, playing catch and conquering childhood fears of bedtime. Details: 6 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $27-$52; 800-745-3000.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Through Sunday, June 5

• View contemporary painter Bill Schenck's exhibit The Serigraphs with a perspective on the realities of modern Western life. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8, $6 seniors; $3 students; military and under 12 free; 624-2333.

 


 

HEALTH

Friday to Sunday, Feb. 18-20

• Learn how to improve your heart health at the Heart Rhythm Meditation Seminar presented by the Institute for Applied Meditation. Details: 7-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Rd.; 299-2170 or IAMheart.org.

Sunday, Feb. 20

• Let's Get to the Heart with tips on heart health and illness or disease concerns presented by nutritionist Ginger Carter. Details: 4 p.m.; Junior League, 2099 E. River Rd.; free; www.nutritionwithginger.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 22

• Get an Update on Prostate Controversies: PSA, Enlargement and Cancer from urologist and urologic surgeon Bruce A. Rosenfeld, M.D., FACS. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; free; 866-694-9355.

 

 

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