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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:30 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Coraline (PG)

He’s Just Not That Into You (PG-13)

Pink Panther 2 (PG)

Push (PG-13)

New in Town (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

The Uninvited (PG-13)

Hotel for Dogs (PG)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Gran Torino (R)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG)

Friday the 13th (2009) (R)

The International (R)

Coraline 3D (PG)

He’s Just Not That Into You (PG-13)

Pink Panther 2 (PG)

Push (PG-13)

New in Town (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

The Uninvited (PG-13)

Inkheart (PG)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (R)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Bride Wars (PG)

Revolutionary Road (R)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Last Chance Harvey (PG-13)

The Wrestler (R)

Gran Torino (R)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Marley & Me (PG)

The Tale of Desperaux (G)

Yes Man (PG-13)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13)

Cadillac Records (R)

Australia (PG-13)

Quantum of Solace (PG-13)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

Role Models (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Coraline (PG)

He’s Just Not That Into You (PG-13)

Pink Panther 2 (PG)

Push (PG-13)

New in Town (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

The Uninvited (PG-13)

Inkheart (PG)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (R)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Gran Torino (R)

Twilight (PG-13)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

MUSIC

THURSDAY, FEB. 12

• Pianist Jim Brickman , dubbed “America’s most romantic pianist,” will perform at Centennial Hall. Details: 7:30 p.m.; 1020 E. University Blvd.; $18-$42; 621-3341; www.uapresents.org.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, FEB. 13-15

• The TSO Pops! will present “The Broadway Tenors,” featuring Brent Barrett, Brian Lane Green and Kevin Spiritas performing some of Broadway’s most beloved tunes. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. $23-$61; 882-8585; www.tucsonsymphony.org.

SATURDAY, FEB. 14

• Listen to the Civic Orchestra of Tucson’s “Made in America” concert with pianist Aryo Wicaksono . Details: 3 p.m.; Crowder Hall, University of Arizona School of Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Road; free; 730-3371; www.music.arizona.edu.

• Listen to the Tucson Jazz Society’s Valentine’s Weekend Jazz Concert , featuring world-class jazz saxophonists Marion Meadows and Jessy J . Details: 8 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Road; $20-$35; 903-1265; www.tucsonjazz.org.

SUNDAY, FEB. 15

• Enjoy classical favorites performed by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra , featuring Martin Majkut as guest conductor. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive (in SaddleBrooke); $20; 818-1000; www.dvpac.net.

TUESDAY, FEB. 17

• Learn what makes Latin music sound, well, Latin, and delve into the rhythms, harmonies, melodies and style of the music to better understand the heart and emotion of Latin classical music and its creators during the “TSO Fiesta! Salon.” Details: 7 p.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.; $20, $10 students; 882-8585.

FRIDAY, FEB. 20

• The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will perform a MasterWorks Concert in Oro Valley , themed “Latin Flair! Fiesta!” Mezzo-soprano Kristin Dauphinais also will perform. Details: 7 p.m. pre-concert chat with Conductor George Hanson, 8 p.m. concert; Canyon Del Oro High School Fine Arts Auditorium, 25 W. Calle Concordia; tickets start at $33 and can be purchased online at http://govac.org/events-tso.html; 797-3959.

THEATER

THROUGH FEB. 28

• See the hilarious off-Broadway hit “Camping with Henry and Tom,” inspired by an actual event in which President Harding, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison tried to escape civilization in the Maryland woods but could not escape each other. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Invisible Theater, 1400 N. First Ave; $22-25; 882-9721.

THROUGH MAR. 8

• See Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Lost in Yonkers,” set in 1942 about two young boys who find themselves in a new world with a family they hardly know. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; 327-4242.

DANCE

SATURDAY, FEB. 14

• Enjoy Ballet Tucson’s “Roots of Choreography Showcase — Dances from the Heart,” featuring performances of new works specially created by and for its dancers. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $25, $17 students; 903-1445; www.ballettucson.org.

THURSDAY, FEB. 19

• The internationally recognized Flamenco Vivo Carlotta Santana Company will perform “Fiesta Flamenca.” Details: 7:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $18-$42; 621-3341; www.uapresents.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 12-15

• Explore how the quest for turquoise, shell, copper — and eventually silver and gold — shaped the character of the Southwest at “Set in Stone: 2000 Years of Gem and Mineral Trade in the Southwest.” Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Arizona State Museum; 1013 E. University Blvd.; donation requested as entry fee; 626-8381.

• Browse mineral oddities at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show , the largest gem and mineral show in the U.S. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $8.25, children free.

FRIDAY, FEB. 13

• The Greater Oro Valley Arts Council will hold the charity Art with Heart Ball to raise money for local artists, art programs and community-based events dedicated to promoting and sustaining the arts. The evening will feature dancing, a three-course meal, unlimited open bar and exclusive jewelry and art available for auction. Details: 6:30-midnight; Reflections at the Buttes, 9800 N. Oracle Road; $100 per person ($50 of each ticket is tax deductible); reservation deadline Monday, Feb. 9; 797-3959; http://govac.org/events-heARTball.html.

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY, FEB. 13-14

• Enjoy free carving and painting demonstrations and browse whimsical folk art and Zapotec rugs at the Oaxacan Carvings Show and Sale . Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

SUNDAY, FEB. 15

• Browse and buy art, pottery, paintings, jewelry and Judaica at the Shalom Tucson Art Fair . Details: 10 a.m.; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road; free; 299-3000.

TUESDAY, FEB. 17

• Enjoy great wines, hors d’oeuvres and music by Joe Bourne at the Corks for Cancer fundraiser benefiting the Arizona Cancer Center. Details: 5 p.m.; Harvest Restaurant, 10355 N. La Cañada Drive; $35; 731-1100.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

SATURDAY, FEB. 14

• Bring your lunch and learn a variety of surfacing techniques from gourd artist Sue Brogdon during the Agates and Gourds workshop . Details: 9 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $100, $85 members; 742-6455; www.tohonochulpark.org.

SATURDAY, FEB. 14

• Spark your garden-design creativity with “Perfect Plant Combinations” by award-winning garden designer and author Scott Calhoun. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $8, $5 members; 742-6455; www.tohonochulpark.org.

• Learn about “Taming the Energy from the Sun” from Alex Cronin, an associate professor of physics and optical sciences at the University of Arizona. Details: 11 a.m.; Biosphere 2, Highway 77, just before Oracle; included with $35 unlimited-visit annual membership card; 838-6200; www.b2science.org.

• Take a Fort Lowell historic walking tour for an up-close view of some of Tucson’s most interesting and well-preserved history. Details: Noon; San Pedro Chapel, 5230 E. Fort Lowell Road; call 318-0219 for cost and details.

SUNDAY, FEB. 15

• Learn about cuttings, wound healing, the technique of propagation, airlayering and “Timing for Deciduous Work” from the Tucson Bonsai Society. Details: 11 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free; 326-9686.

• Explore Tucson history, architecture and personalities from 1860 to 1910 during Alan Kruse’s Armchair Walking Tour of Tucson. Details: 1 p.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

OUTDOORS

THURSDAY, FEB. 12

• Watch a predator/prey demonstration by Sabino Canyon volunteer naturalists using actual specimens to show unique inter-relationships between predator and prey. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon’s Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free with $5 park entry fee; 749-8700.

MONDAY, FEB. 16

• How do flora and fauna survive in our harsh desert climate? What should you do if a rattlesnake crosses your path? Take a walk and have “Sabino Secrets Revealed.” Details: 2 p.m.; Sabino Canyon’s Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free with $5 park entry fee; 749-8700.

CHILDREN

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 12-15

• Create an “authentic” looking African drum. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission, $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985; www.tucsonchildrensmuseum.org.

SATURDAY, FEB. 14

• Show up with your imagination and make your own Valentine’s cards for those very special people in your life. Details: 3 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

VISUAL ART

SATURDAY, FEB. 7

• Meet the artist and enjoy his spectacular photography at a reception for Robert Townsend. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

• Go gallery hopping at the Art Safari and Gallery Walk and see all types of unique artwork by local artists and others from the region and elsewhere. Details: 6 p.m.; through downtown Tucson; free; call 622-8997 or 884-7404 details.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 12-MAR. 8

• Kick up those rodeo boots for some wild “Western Gone Wild” artwork , featuring cowboys, cowgirls, rodeo scenes, horses and Southwest landscapes with fresh perspectives and contemporary pizzazz. Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays; Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 1825 E. River Road, Suite 111; free; 529-4886.

THURSDAY TO THURSDAY, FEB. 12-MAR. 5

• See some of the best juried watercolor artists in Arizona at the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Signature Show . Details: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday; Murphey Gallery, St. Phillips in the Hills Episcopal Church, at Campbell Avenue and River Road; free; 399-3305.

THROUGH SATURDAY, FEB. 14

• See the exhibit “All Together Now” by artist Shana Zimmerman, depicting Tucson’s celebrities, hangouts and landscapes. Details: gallery hours; ArtsEye, 3550 E. Grant Road; free; 325-0260.

THROUGH THURSDAY, FEB. 19

• See Kathy Robbins’ watercolors of Southwestern images, Mexican scenes and plant life in her show “Into the Wild Blue Yonder.” Details: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

THROUGH FEBRUARY

• Tucson photographer Laurent Baig’s landscape work will be on display at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park Visitor’s Center Art Gallery. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; off U.S. Highway 60, Milepost 223, about three miles west of Superior; free with park admission; (520) 689-2723; http://ag.arizona.edu/bta.

THROUGH MARch 4

• See the paintings of top fantasy surrealist and still-life artist Ilene Meyer , whose paintings have been inspired by her travels and explorations of cultures, philosophy, geography and science. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays; Mountain Shadow Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive; free admission; 577-6301.

THROUGH MARch 7

• In an exhibit titled “Love Art,” area painters Barbara Brandel, Christina Cardenas, Linda Cato, Bryan Crow, Terry Dietz, Curtis Kiwak and Rebecca Thompson will display their latest works at the Tangerine Gallery. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road; 326-5028.

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