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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Arthur (PG-13)

Hanna (PG-13)

Soul Surfer (PG)

Your Highness (R)

Hop (PG)

Insidious (PG-13)

Source Code (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG)

Limitless (PG-13)

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

Rango (PG)

The King's Speech (R)

Foothills

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

Born to Be Wild 3D (G)

Arthur (PG-13)

Hanna (PG-13)

No Eres Tu, Soy Yo

Soul Surfer (PG)

Your Highness (R)

Hop (PG)

Insidious (PG-13)

Source Code (PG-13)

Sucker Punch IMAX (PG-13)

Sucker Punch (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG)

Limitless (PG-13)

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

Paul (R)

Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13)

Rango (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

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

The Eagle (PG-13)

The Roomate (PG-13)

The Mechanic (R)

No Strings Attached (R)

The Green Hornet (PG-13)

Tron: Legacy (PG)

Yogi Bear (PG)

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

Black Swan (R)

Tangled (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Arthur (PG-13)

Hanna (PG-13)

Soul Surfer (PG)

Your Highness (R)

Hop (PG)

Insidious (PG-13)

Source Code (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG)

Limitless (PG-13)

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

Paul (R)

Rango (PG)

 


 

THEATER

Friday, April 15

• Catch a performance of Michael Howell - Stunts & Illusions - A Tribute to Harry Houdini presented by the Arizona Theatre Company. Details: 7 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $12, $8 under 10; 888-0509.

Saturday, April 16

• Don't miss a performance of the illustrious, contemporary Martha Graham Dance Company. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$64; 621-3341.

Saturday to Sunday, April 16-17

• Enjoy the Arizona Opera Company's production of the Abduction from the Seraglio with sumptuous sets and evocative costumes. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $20-$107; 800-745-3000.

Through Sunday, April 17

• Enjoy a performance of the powerful Greek tragedy Antigone at the Pima Community College Black Box Theatre. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $15; 206-6986.

Tuesday to Sunday, April 19-24

• Tap your toes at the international dance sensation Burn the Floor direct from its record-breaking run on Broadway. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday; 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $30-$55; 800-745-3000.

• Enjoy a performance of the hilarious quick-change horror spoof The Mystery of Irma Vep presented by the Arizona Theatre Company. 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.; $30-$55; 622-2823.

Wednesday & Thursday, April 20-21

• Be our guest at the Cross Middle School production of the family musical "Beauty & the Beast." Details: 7 p.m.; Cross Middle School multi-purpose room, 1000 W. Chapala Dr., Oro Valley; $5 at door; 696-5946.

 


 

MUSIC

Thursday, April 14

• Listen to the faculty member and internationally acclaimed tuba soloist Dr. Mark Nelson in a Tuba Recital with pianist Marie Sierra and UA instructor Dr. Kelly Thomas. Details: 7 p.m.; Pima Community College Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Friday, April 15

• Listen to Martin Klabunde and his wife, Wing Man Rita Law perform original music on indigenous instruments from Uganda, Guinea, and Mali, Africa at the St. Philip's in the Hills Friends of Music's Collective Awakening. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip's Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 299-6421.

Saturday, April 16

• Listen to the award-winning Netherlands-based Mr. Boogie Woogie, Eric-Jan Overbeek presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds., Suite 147; $18, $15 advance; 800-594-8499.

• Help save the piano for the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind at the Ivories & Green Benefit Concert with guest performers. Details: 8 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; suggested donation $25; 770-3762.

Sunday, April 17

• Enjoy the Franz Liszt 200 Celebration presented by Southern Arizona chapter of the American Guild of Organists and St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great Hungarian composer and piano virtuoso. Details: 2 p.m.; 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $10 suggested donation; 299-6421.

• Listen to award-winning Yacqui classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala at the String Concert Series. Details: 3 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $20, $15; 742-6455.

Tuesday, April 19

• Listen to the unique guitar skills and vocals of rock performer George Thorogood. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $33-$37; 547-3040.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, April 15

• Golf with glowing neon balls, taste wine, and enjoy music and a silent auction at the La Paloma Academy's Wine Tasting & Glow Ball fundraiser. Details: 6 p.m.; Arizona National Golf Club, 9777 E. Sabino Greens Dr.; $15-$25; 661-0370.

Friday to Saturday, April 15-16

• Meet a family of potters and observe pieces being hand-formed, painted and fired at the Mata Ortiz Demonstration & Sale. Details: 10 a.m-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8, $4 under 12; 326-9686.

Friday to Monday, April 15-18

• Explore authentically restored World War II aircraft at the Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour. Details: 2-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon Monday; Marana Regional Airport, 11700 W. Avra Valley Rd.; $12, $6 under 12.

Saturday, April 16

• Bring the whole family to the 26th Annual Oaks Festival for a car parade, food, arts & crafts, live music, and carnival rides. Details: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Oracle Community Center, Oracle; free admission, $1 ride tickets.

• Browse a variety of blackberries, cacti, succulents, herbs, ground covers, vines and much more at the Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale with the Master Gardeners on hand to answer all your gardening and landscaping questions. Details: 8-11 a.m.; 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free admission; 626-6161.

• Hop over to the Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival presented by the Tucson Arts and Crafts Association to find unique, hand-crafted gifts for "every-bunny" on your Easter and Mother's Day list. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Radisson Suites Hotel, 6555 E. Speedway Blvd.; free admission; www.tucsonartsandcrafts.org.

• Conserve Today - Preserve Tomorrow at the 17th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival & Parade with environmentally themed exhibits and hands-on activities, music, performances, and food vendors. Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. festival, 10 a.m. parade; Reid Park; free; 206-8814 or www.tucsonearthday.org.

• Bring the whole family to the Oracle Crossings Spring Arts & Crafts Festival sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance with live music, children's activities, Easter egg hunt, and prize giveaways. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oracle Crossings Shopping Center, Oracle & Magee; free; 797-3959.

• Help raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the Signature Quilt Auction. Details: 1:30 p.m.; Windmill Suites, St. Philip's Plaza, 4250 N. Campbell Ave; 909-8238.

• Enjoy live music, raffles, auction, and food galore at the Special Olympics fundraiser. Details: 1-5 p.m.; Players Pub, 16024 N. Oracle Rd.; 825-3699.

• Bring the whole family to the Dove Mountain Lutheran Church Easter Egg Spectacular Festival and see what local businesses have to offer while enjoying food, games, raffles, crafts and an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. Details: 3-6 p.m.; Dove Mountain Park, Dove Mountain Blvd.; free.

Sunday, April 17

• Celebrate nature, health and well-being with cooking and fitness demonstrations, wellness experts and guest speakers, guided tours, displays and giveaways at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Wellness & Lifestyle Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8, $4 under 12; 326-9686.

• Help raise funds for the Southern Arizona Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Spring Swing golf tournament, buffet dinner, and silent auction. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W. Greenock Dr.; $125, $75 breast cancer survivors; $35 dinner/silent auction only; 297-1121.

Saturday, April 30

• Enjoy an evening of dining, entertainment, live music, dancing and casino style games at the Marana Unified School District annual fundraising event Shooting for the Stars. Details: 6-11 p.m.; Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney Rd.; $75; 579-7183.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, April 14

• Squeeze in time to feed both your body and your mind with a different guest lecturer every Thursday at Sandwiched In with boxed lunches from Beyond Bread available for $8. Details: 12:15-1:15 p.m.; The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; $5; ; 881-0606.

• Let Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours introduce you to the interesting world of arachnids and dispel your fears and misconceptions about them at his class Amazing Arachnids. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

Friday, April 15

• Learn about Vegetables and Herbs Care/Harvesting and Planning for Cool Weather Crops from the Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, April 16

• Learn about the climatic and geographic parameters that influence which trees and shrubs live in our region as well as the ecology of these plants at Curator of Botany George Montgomery's class Trees of the Sonoran Desert. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $40, $36 members; 883-3030.

• Learn about current research at UA Advance Sustainable Technologies Data Blitz in anticipation of Earth Day at Science Saturday. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Biosphere 2, 32540 S. Biosphere Rd., Oracle; free with museum admission $20, $13 children; 520-838-6137.

• Learn about the process of creating spiritual carvings and brainstorm an "Arizona Bucket List" of not-to-miss places at author Hugh Tirrell and Hopi Katsina carver Arthur Holmes, Jr.'s presentation I Am Arizona. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Tuesday, April 19

• Learn how Native Americans and modern residents of the Sonoran Desert region have used their environment to find food, medicine and tools to live in harmony with the surrounding desert at The Sonoran Supermarket: Ethnoecology of the Sonoran Desert. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $10 members; 326-9686.

Wednesday, April 20

• Learn about some of the writers and artists who were drawn to the southwestern canyonlands to explore their creative expression at the presentation Desert Visions: Art and Literature of the Canyonlands by CRIZMAC's Dr. Bill Fry and Stevie Mack. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Thursday, April 14

• Take a 3.5 mile Sunset Hike and climb 700 feet to a ridgeline and descend by the light of the moon. Details: 4:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee (reservations required); 733-5158.

Friday, April 15

• Enjoy the showy flowers of our local cacti and learn about their ecology and uses at the 3-mile easy Cactus Hike led by naturalist Meg Quinn. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Tucson Mountain Park, lower Brown Mountain Loop trail; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday, April 16

• Challenge yourself regardless of age or cycling ability at the Holualoa Companies 25th Tour of the Tucson Mountains presented by Town of Marana. Details: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Marana Town Hall, 11555 W. Civic Center Dr.; $15 and up; 745-2033.

• 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

Saturday, April 16

• Make April 16 a play date with your children by attending Healthy Kids Day, a morning-long series of fun activities geared toward wellness. Details: 7-10 a.m. pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. family fun run followed by Y-Athlon, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. events; Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center, 7770 N. Shannon Rd.; breakfast $4 (healthy options available), family fun run $5 per family; all other activities are free; 229-9001 or www.tucsonymca.org/northwest.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Wednesday to Monday, April 13-May 30

• See how local children express their understandings of watersheds and share their view of the natural world with poetry and mixed media art at the Tucson's River of Words 2011 Youth Poetry and Art Traveling Exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday; Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd.; free; 615-7855.

Thursday to Saturday, April 14-30

• View the Art Gallery Exhibit, a Small Painting Show by the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Details: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free; 791-4010.

Through Thursday, May 12

• View the works of African artist Kioko Mwitiki inspired by observing the wildlife and plants indigenous to Nairobi, Kenya. Details: 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8 adults, $4 children; 326-9686.

 


 

FILM

Thursday, April 14

• Attend a special screening of Heaven's Rain, produced and written by former Okla. state senator and victims' right advocate Brooks Douglass. The film is the true story of Douglass's lifelong quest to bring his parents' killers to justice. Presented as part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 10-16. Details: Doors open 6 p.m., program and film 6:30 p.m.; Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St., downtown Tucson; free, donations to benefit victims of the Tucson mass shooting; www.pcao.pima.gov.

Friday to Saturday, April 15-16

• Catch the screening of the classic film Singin' in the Rain. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday; Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $6-$8; 547-3040.

Through April 20

• 20th Annual Arizona International Film Festival. Locations throughout Tucson, including SaddleBrooke (see separate listing). www.filmfestivalarizona.com.

Tuesday, April 19

• SaddleBrooke showings of award-winning films from the 20th Annual Arizona International Film Festival. You do not need to be a SaddleBrooke resident to attend. Details: Best of Fest 1 at 2:15 p.m., Best of Fest 2 at 7 p.m.; SaddleBrooke Desert View Theater, 39900 S. Clubhouse Dr.; $3.

 


 

HEALTH

Thursday, April 14

• Learn about the latest treatment for Chronic Sinusitis from Thomas Kang, M.D., and Jonathan Lara, D.O. Details: 4-5 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd., Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

• Patients and caregivers interested in applying for medical cannibis cards will receive assistance in the application process from Southwest Arizona Patient Alliance. Guest speakers include a medical doctor, attorney and nure practitioner. Bring questions regarding the Medical Marijuana Act and your doctor's recommendations and ID, if you have them. Details: 4 p.m.; Plaza de Vida, 8387 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 100; free.

Saturday, April 16

• Learn about Living in Harmony with the Sun - Skin Cancer Information with interactive educational displays, puppet shows, commercial exhibits, skin screenings, and other activities. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; included with museum admission; 626-1037.

 

 

 

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