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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:31 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly Encore II (NR)

The Last House on the Left (R)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Watchmen (R)

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (G)

Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail (PG-13)

Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG)

Coraline 3D (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

The Wrestler (R)

Gran Torino (R)

The Reader (R)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Duplicity (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

The Last House on the Left (R)

Miss March (R)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Watchmen (R)

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (G)

Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail (PG-13)

Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG)

Coraline 3D (PG)

He’s Just Not That Into You (PG-13)

Push (PG-13)

Taken (PG-13)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Gran Torino (R)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Uninvited (PG-13)

Inkheart (PG)

Underwold: Rise of the Lycans (R)

Bride Wars (PG)

The Unborn (PG-13)

Bedtime Stories (PG)

Marley & Me (PG)

Valkyrie (PG-13)

The Tale of Desperaux (G)

Frost/Nixon (R)

Australia (PG-13)

Bolt (PG)

Twilight (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Last House on the Left (R)

Mis March (R)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Watchmen (R)

Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG)

Coraline (PG)

He’s Just Not That Into You (PG-13)

Push (PG-13)

Taken (PG-13)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Gran Torino (R)

The Reader (R)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

MUSIC

FRIDAY, MARCH 20

• Harpists Patricia Harris and Christine Vivona will perform “Two Harps, Ninety-four Strings.” Details: 7:30 p.m.; Bloom Music Center, St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free, but donations accepted; 299-6421.

• Attend a Tucson Symphony Orchestra Masterworks concert featuring works by Mozart, Rossini and Strauss, sponsored by the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council. Details: 8 p.m.; Canyon Del Oro High School, 23 W. Calle Concordia; $33-$40; www.govac.org; 797-3959.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, MARCH 21-22

• Get ready for loads of fun with singer-songwriter and comedian Jimmy Travis . Details: 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive (in SaddleBrooke); $22, $20 in advance; www.dvpac.net; 818-1000.

• The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will hold a Masterworks concert featuring works by Mozart, Rossini and Strauss. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $30-$35; www.tucsonsymphony.org; 882-8585.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22

• Listen to Western folk music by the group Call of the West at the Palace Saloon at Old Tucson Studios. Details: 1 p.m.; 201 S. Kinney Road; $16.95 adults, $10.95 children; www.oldtucson.com; 883-0100.

• Enjoy a musical performance by the Clark Schuldmann Duo and All That Jazz , featuring tunes by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Astor Piazzolla. Details: 3 p.m.; Berger Center for Performing Arts, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $35, $15 students; www.chambermusicplus.org; 400-5439.

• The University of Arizona School of Music will present an Oro Valley Musicale , featuring students Garrick Woods, cello; duo guitarists “Brazukas”; and the award-winning Arizona Graduate Winds. Details: 3 p.m.; Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave.; free admission, donations to the School of Music accepted; 575-9901.

• Latin-fusion group Soulero and guitarist Gabriel Francisco will perform at Westward Look Resort. Details: 7-9:30 p.m.; Sonoran Ballroom, 245 E. Ina Road; $15 at the door, or by calling Alter Ego Motorcycles at 307-6380; raffle tickets sold during the show will benefit the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council.

THEATER

THURSDAY, MARCH 19 THROUGH APRIL 5

• The Rogue Theatre presents “Immortal Longings: An Argument Erupts Among Shakespeare’s Greatest Women.” Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; Zuzi’s Dance Theatre in the Historic YWCA, 738 N. Fifth Ave.; $20 (March 19 preview is $15); www.theroguetheatre.org; 551-2053.

FRIDAY TO FRIDAY, MARCH 20-27

• Catch the Christian Youth Theater’s rendition of the musical “Oliver,” featuring performers ages 8 to 18. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; University of Arizona’s Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road; $12, $8 students; http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/music; 250-7166.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

• Get a behind-the-scenes look at Arizona Theater Company’s wondrous productions with a docent-led tour of the Temple of Music and Art in downtown Tucson. Details: 11:30 a.m.; 330 S. Scott Ave.; free; 884-8210.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22

• Spend an evening with Emmy-winning comedian Dennis Miller. Proceeds of his performance will benefit the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $42-$62; www.uapresents.org: 621-3341.

MONDAY, MARCH 23

• Catch the Arizona Opera Company’s upcoming production of Puccini’s “Tosca.” Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; www.azopera.com; 229-5300.

THROUGH MARCH 28

• The Arizona Theatre Company will present “Somebody/Nobody,” a laugh-out-loud look at modern life and our unending quest for fifteen minutes of fame. Details: Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; show times and prices vary; 622-2823; www.aztheatreco.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY, MARCH 20

• Celebrate the arrival of the railroad on the anniversary of the date the first steam locomotive rolled into Tucson. The day includes performances, poetry readings, food and refreshments. Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, 414 N. Toole Ave.; free; www.tucsonhistoricdepot.org; 623-2223.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, MARCH 20-22

• Browse arts and crafts booths, see street performers, taste different types of food and more at the Fourth Avenue Spring Fair . Details: 10 a.m.-sunset; free admission; along Fourth Avenue, between Ninth Street and University Boulevard; www.fourthavenue.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

• Help promote better mental/physical/spiritual health for those with cancer through fitness at the fundraiser Beat Cancer Boot Camp Obstacle Challenge . Details: 7:30 a.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road; $30, $140 for squad of five; 271-6114.

• Meet Trader Steve Pickle, who’s from the oldest continuously operated trading post on the Navajo Nation, at the Hubbell Trading Post Navajo Rug Show and Sale . See a huge selection of fine contemporary Navajo weavings and jewelry at discounted prices. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free admission; www.wnpa.org; 622-6014.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, MARCH 21-22

• Purchase many different types of cacti, trees, shrubs and other plants, including the desert wild onion, at the Tohono Chul Park Spring Plant Sale . Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; www.tohonochulpark.org; 742-6455.

THROUGH MARCH 29

• Tour cosmetic legend Merle Norman’s 1950s era historic ranch estate, Rancho Merlita, during the Tucson Museum of Art League’s fundraiser “Designer Showhouse.” The spacious home and grounds have been completely redecorated inside and out by 27 well known Tucson interior and exterior designers. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays; 8520 E. Wrightstown Road; $20; www.tucsonmuseumofart.org; 722-7436.

BOOKS

TUESDAY, MARCH 24

• Meet the local author of the popular Frankie McFarlane mystery series, Susan Cummins Miller , as she talks about her latest McFarlane installment, “Hoodoo.” Details: 5 p.m.; Geasa-Marana Branch Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road; free; 682-4216.

WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY, MARCH 25-28

• The Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library will hold their annual Spring Book Sale , featuring more than 20,000 books priced from 50 cents to $4. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 1305 W. Naranja Drive; www.orovalleylib.com; 229-5300.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

MONDAY, MARCH 23

• Join a park ranger for some of the oral history surrounding the Mexican-American homesteaders’ adventures in and around Saguaro National Park . Details: 11:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee; www.nps.gov/sagu; 733-5158.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

• Enjoy the stories and songs of Stan Jones, “The Singing Ranger,” presented by park ranger Michael Ward and Jones’ great nephew Keeter Stuart , who will sing many of his uncle’s renowned songs, including “Ghost Riders in the Sky.” Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; www.wnpa.org; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

• Learn about trees, bushes, shrubs and emerging wildflowers during a plant identification class at the Kannally Ranch House, followed by a trail walk. Details: 9 a.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; free with $6 park entry fee; (520) 896-2425.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

• The Sonoran Desert Weedwackers will pull buffelgrass. Gloves and digging bars provided; bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen and sturdy shoes. Details: 7-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Road (call for exact location); free, for ages 12 and older; 615-7855 or e-mail eeducation@pima.gov.

• Join Pima County naturalist Meg Quinn for a leisurely walk on mostly level trails in prime Sonoran Desert habitat to learn about the many uses of desert plants for food, building materials, fiber and medicine. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free, but reservations required; 615-7855, or e-mail eeducation@pima.gov.

• Take a Wild Food Walk to learn more about the edible resources found at Oracle State Park, including acorns, mesquite beans, manzanita berries, wildflowers and more. Details: Noon; 3820 Wildlife Drive; free with $6 park entry fee; (520) 896-2425.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

• The Sonoran Desert Weedwackers will pull buffelgrass. Gloves and digging bars provided; bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen and sturdy shoes. Details: 7-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Road (call for exact location); free, for ages 12 and older; 615-7855 or e-mail eeducation@pima.gov.

• Learn to identify wildflowers on a one- to two-mile walk with naturalist Meg Quinn. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Road (call for exact location); free, for ages 12 and older; reservations required; 615-7855 or e-mail eeducation@pima.gov.

CHILDREN

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

• Master storyteller Glenda Bonin will teach kid to connect with their inner storytellers during the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council’s Musical Magic for Kids program . Details: 10:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Town Hall, 10000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; www.govac.org; 797-3959.

• Exercise kids’ observation and memory skills with a special springtime game of What’s Missing? Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission, $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; www.tucsonchildrensmuseum.org; 792-9985.

TUESDAY TO SUNDAY, MARCH 24-29

• Make your own creative spin-art design. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission, $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; www.tucsonchildrensmuseum.org; 792-9985.

VISUAL ART

SUNDAY TO THURSDAY, MARCH 22-26

• Enjoy color photography by Bill Baker at the Southwest Impressions exhibit. Details: 12-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan; free; www.degrazia.org; 299-9191.

TUESDAY, MARCH 24

• Let the docents of the Tucson Museum of Art, in partnership with Pima County Public Library, show you “Art in the Afternoon,” featuring “Still Life” by Joan Jacobson. Details: 2 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Road; free; 594-5345.

THROUGH APRIL 9

• See Oro Valley artist Glenna Gilbert-Jones’ work in “Unique Offerings,” an exhibit of paintings, sculptures and furniture art. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; Content Interiors, 3401 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 881-6900.

THROUGH MAY 17

• See a wide range of subjects in dazzling colors approached from distinctive viewpoints at the juried art exhibit “Pencil Persuasion” . Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; www.tohonochulpark.org; 742-6455.

THROUGH JUNE 28

• Hurricanes, deforestation, tornados, wildfires — society is pummeled almost daily by stories of our turbulent world and artists are responding to the rapid environmental changes facing this generation through stunning visuals. Portraying both terror and beauty in the forces of nature and the ravages humans inflict on the land is at the center of the exhibition “Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord Between Nature and Society.” Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays–Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; www.tucsonmuseumofart.org; 624-2333.

THROUGH JUNE

• See the exhibit “Weaving: Native Baskets and Blankets,” which features pieces from Tohono Chul Park’s permanent collection. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; www.tohonochulpark.org; 742-6455.

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