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Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 6:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Drive Angry 3D (R)

Hall Pass (R)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (PG-13)

I Am Number Four (PG-13)

Unknown (PG-13)

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)

True Grit (PG-13)

The Fighter (R)

The King's Speech (R)

Foothills

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

Drive Angry 3D (R)

Hall Pass (R)

I Am Number Four IMAX (PG-13)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (PG-13)

I Am Number Four (PG-13)

Unknown (PG-13)

The Eagle (PG-13)

Gnomeo and Juliet (G)

Just Go With It (PG-13)

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (PG-13)

The Roommate (PG-13)

No Strings Attached (R)

True Grit (PG-13)

The King's Speech (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Season of the Witch (PG-13)

Gulliver's Travels (2010) (PG)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG)

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)

The Social Network (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Drive Angry 3D (R)

Hall Pass (R)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (PG-13)

I Am Number Four (PG-13)

Unknown (PG-13)

The Eagle (PG-13)

Gnomeo and Juliet (G)

Just Go With It (PG-13)

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

The Mechanic (R)

The Rite (PG-13)

No Strings Attached (R)

True Grit (PG-13)

The King's Speech (R)

Tangled (PG)

 


 

THEATER

Thursday, March 3

• Don't miss Tango Allure featuring the largest traditional Argentine Tango Orchestra in North America along with international tango celebrities and professional Argentine tango dancers. Details: 7 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $35-$70; 468-5536.

Saturday, March 5

• Treat yourself to an evening of hilarious and amazing gags presented by British trickster Nick Lewin. Details: 4 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy the musical versatility of the quintessential musical theater performer Brian Stokes Mitchell. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$59; 621-3341.

Saturday to Sunday, March 5-6

• Catch the Arizona Opera Company's presentation of Verdi's Otello. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $20-$110; 293-4336.

Through Saturday, March 19

• Enjoy the Arizona Theatre Company performance of Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning, coming-of-age story with laughter and tears, Lost in Yonkers. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $31-$55; 622-2823.

 


 

MUSIC

Thursday, March 3

• Listen to the folk sounds of The Street Minstrels presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

• Listen to the University of Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra in concert featuring graduate conductors Jackson Warren and David Dunbar with works from French and Russian romantic composers Fauré, Tchaikovsky and Borodin. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA Fine Arts Complex, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $5; 621-1162.

Friday, March 4

• Listen to UA faculty artist Pamela Decker's recital presented by the Roy A. Johnson Memorial Organ series. Details: 7 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $9, $7 seniors, $5 students; 621-1162.

Friday & Sunday, March 4 & 6

• Listen to the 20th Annual Bach Marathon presented by St. Philip's Friends of Music. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday; St. Philip in the Hills Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 299-6421.

Friday to Sunday, March 4-6

• Enjoy a performance of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks Series Virtuoso Violin & Haydn featuring Aaron Boyd. Details: 8 p.m. Friday; St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo Del Norte; 8 p.m. Saturday or 2 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; $30-$40; 882-8585 or 797-3959.

Saturday, March 5

• Listen to the Arizona Chamber Orchestra perform soundtracks of Hollywood's greatest films including scores from "Godfather III," "Titanic" and "Casablanca" at Arizona Chamber Orchestra Goes to Hollywood. Details: 8 p.m.; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $30, $15 students; www.arizonachamberorchestra.com.

Sunday, March 6

• Enjoy the Music in the Canyon fundraiser featuring Leila Lopez, Desert Sons, Redhouse Dancers, the Brian Dean Trio, food, raffles and children's activities presented by the Friends of Sabino Canyon. Details: noon-5 p.m.; Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; suggested donation $5, $10/family; 749-1900.

• Listen to Bach Cantata No. 140 and Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 featuring conductor and music director Cyril Murphy. Details: 4 p.m.; Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 5102 N. Craycroft Rd.; free; 299-5631.

• Enjoy a performance of award-winning drummer T. S. Monk at his 80th birthday tribute to his father, Thelonius Sphere Monk. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$46; 621-3341.

Sunday to Sunday, March 6-13

• Don't miss the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music Winter Chamber Music Festival featuring concerts, a gala dinner and master classes for UA music students. Details: Leo Rich Theater, Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $10-$25; 577-3769.

Tuesday, March 8

• Listen to the Pima Community College Wind Ensemble in concert. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Wednesday, March 9

• Enjoy a duet art song recital Nothing but Singing to Do featuring Marlene Bateman, Kate Egan and Steinway artist Juliana Osinchuk. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Steinway Piano Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr.; $35; 888-325-9797.

Thursday, March 10

• Help raise funds for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona's Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding at a concert featuring Jackson Browne and Alice Cooper. Details: 6 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $27-$250; 800-745-3000.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, March 5

• Bring the whole family to the Third Annual Healthiest Town in America health event with a 5K Walk/Run, vendors, and hands-on activities for all ages. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Steam Pump Village, Basis Charter School Parking Lot, 11155 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 326-7468.

• See cars of all kinds at the Star of the Desert Motor Classic. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Desert Diamond Casino; $5, under 18 free; www.desertmotorclassic.com.

• Help raise funds for the band program at Mountain View High School at the Noodles and Notes Family Dinner and Silent Auction with musical entertainment by the high school band. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Mountain View High School, 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd.; $7, $5 under 10; 240-0456.

Saturday to Sunday, March 5-6

• Browse the works of more than 150 artists, enjoy food, children's activities, and live entertainment including mariachis, flamenco, and more at the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College, 7600 N. Shannon Rd.; free admission; 797-3959.

• Browse old and new quilts at the 10th Annual Quilt Show presented by the Sun City Quilters. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun City Vistoso, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 818-0441.

• Peruse a wide selection of African violets at the Tucson African Violet Society Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 790-3439.

Sunday, March 6

• Help the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge raise funds at the All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast with the Catalina-Oro Valley Lions acting as chefs to benefit the Southern Arizona Special Olympics. Details: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 16045 N. Oracle Rd.; $6.

• Browse local produce, crafts, and live entertainment at the Grand Opening of the Soirée Open Aire Market. Details: 3-7 p.m.; Our Saviours' Church, 1200 N. Campbell Ave.; free admission.

Monday, March 7

• Shop at the Marana Farm Stand for locally grown produce. Details: 3-6 p.m. every Monday; Heritage River Park Marana Farm, 12375 N. Heritage Park Dr.; www.communityfoodbank.com/maranafarm.

Tuesday, March 8

• Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Academy for Cancer Wellness fundraiser featuring New Orleans jazz, food, dancing, silent auction, costume and mask contests. Details: 6 p.m.; Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites, 5151 E. Grant Rd.; $30; www.cancerhealth.org or 722-4581.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, March 3

• Learn about the horse in art and the admiration and fascination that all human cultures have expressed for this animal at the Discover Art series as Tucson Museum of Art docent Rita Ward explores equine art with Art History of the Horse. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

• 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, A Lesson in Lying & A Deal is a Deal. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Friday, March 4

• Let historian Jack Lasseter tell you about the Spanish History of California from 1542 to 1848 with the missions, their importance to the development of California, the discovery of gold, and more. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about Tasks for March: Spring Cleaning in the Garden, Remaining Prepared for Our Usual Cold Snap from the Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Learn to create an environment that will attract birds and butterflies to your home landscape by understanding their needs for food, water, sunlight and space at the presentation Gardening for Birds and Butterflies. Details: 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd.; free; 615-7855.

Saturday, March 5

• Learn about the history of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum from its beginning in 1952 through the present with authors Peggy Larson and William Ascarza. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about Building Mountains in Biosphere 2 presented by UA assistant research professor Steve DeLong at the Spring Lecture Series. Details: noon-1 p.m.; Biosphere 2, 32540 S. Biosphere Rd., Oracle; free with museum admission $20, $13 children; 520-838-6137.

• Learn about tack, hoof care, trail riding, horse psychology and tips for purchasing a horse at classes on Horse Education and Rider Development. Details: 8:30 a.m.; Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave.; $30-$100; 206-6468.

Tuesday, March 8

• Explore selected portrait paintings spanning the Renaissance to the present at University of Arizona Museum of Art docents Frances Chen and Maria Williamson's presentation Portraits Through the Ages. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Dusenberry Library, 5605 E. River Rd.; free; 594-5345.

• Learn about modern cosmology's insights, triumphs and timeless mysteries at the of Arizona College of Science's spring lecture series featuring CICLOPS/Space Science Institute Cassini Imaging Team Leader Carolyn Porco's lecture on The Oldest Question: Is There Life Beyond Earth? Details: 7 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; free; 626-5578.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Saturday, March 5

• Take a Tucson Mountain Park Birding Walk with expert John Higgins to spot canyon towhees, rufous-winged sparrows, Gila woodpeckers, and other birds of the desert Southwest nestled among the saguaros and ironwood trees. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd.; free; 615-7855.

Sunday, March 6

• Bring your binoculars for a bird walk and learn how to identify and where to look for typical Oro Valley birds. Details: 9-10 a.m.; James D. Kreigh Park, 23 W. Calle Concordia; free; 229-5050.

• Bring the whole family for a Nature Walk to learn about Arizona's two distinct habitats of plants and birds, upland desert and dry riparian area. Details: 9-10 a.m.; West Lambert Lane Park, 1750 W. Lambert Lane; free; 229-5050.

Wednesday, March 9

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 7-10 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

 


 

CHILDREN

Thursday, March 3

• Spend time being creative with your children on Thursday evenings and Make ‘N' Take what you create at Family Art Night with volunteers from A.C.M.EstuDio. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Continental Ranch Reserve Park, 3568 N. Continental Reserve Loop; free but donations appreciated; 861-7442.

Saturday, March 5

• Bring the whole family to the TSO String Quartet Just for Kids event The Earth is Alive with the Sound of Music featuring music of different lands, plants and animals from the Sonoran Desert to the deepest jungles. Details: 10 & 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; free but donations welcome; 882-8585.

• Don costumes and masks for an interactive journey on the Magic Carpet Series Sleeping Beauty Show presented by the Catalina Foothills Music and Dance Academy in collaboration with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Catalina Foothills Music and Dance Academy, 4811 E. Sunrise Dr.; suggested donation $5; 797-3959.

• Learn how camouflage plays a role in animal survival through a slide presentation and engaging activities at the program Camouflage - Hide and Seek in the Desert for families with children ages 5-12. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 615-7855.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Sunday to Thursday, March 6-April 28

• View the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild exhibit Anything Goes. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; SAWG Gallery, River Center Plaza, Suite 131, 5605 E. River Rd.; free; 531-5544.

 


 

HEALTH

Thursday, March 3

• Learn Safe and Effective Exercise for Your Joints presented by orthopedic surgeon Kim Tucker, M.D., at the Commit to be Fit lecture series. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

 

 

 

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