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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:17 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Metropolitan Opera: Simon Boccanegra Encore

Shutter Island (R)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG)

Valentine's Day (PG-13)

The Wolfman (R)

Dear John (PG-13)

From Paris with Love (R)

Edge of Darkness (R)

When in Rome (PG-13)

It's Complicated (R)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Crazy Heart (R)

Up in the Air (R)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Shutter Island (R)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG)

Valentine's Day (PG-13)

The Wolfman (R)

Dear John (PG-13)

From Paris with Love (R)

Edge of Darkness (R)

When in Rome (PG-13)

The Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Book of Eli (R)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Crazy Heart (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Leap Year (PG)

Brothers (R)

The Road (R)

Planet 51 (PG)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13)

2012 (PG-13)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (R)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Shutter Island (R)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG)

Valentine's Day (PG-13)

The Wolfman (R)

Dear John (PG-13)

From Paris with Love (R)

Edge of Darkness (R)

When in Rome (PG-13)

The Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Book of Eli (R)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

 

THEATER

 

Saturday, Feb. 27

• See a cabaret-style musical review of Heart Beats & Rhythm featuring the Nancy Smith and Michael Droz along with comedian Ruth Wilson and the energetic Rhythm Dancers. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $20, $15 in advance; 818-1000.

 

Saturday to Saturday, Feb. 27-March 20

• See one of Tennessee Williams' greatest plays, the Glass Menagerie, an achingly beautiful story of longing and love that has touched generations of theatergoers 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.; $26-54; 622-2823.

 

Through Sunday, Feb. 28

• Enjoy a Premium Blend of dance from ballet to jazz plus George Balanchine's masterwork The Four Temperaments. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Stevie Eller Theatre, University of Arizona Campus; $15-25; 621-1162.

• See Fiddler on the Roof, one of the great masterpieces in American musical theatre which has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal and timeless message. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $22-72; 903-2929.

 

Through Sunday, March 7

• Enjoy the enchanting family musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein Cinderella, an immortal love story that transcends all cultures. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $18; 206-6986.

 

Through Saturday, March 27

• Catch the 1810 revolutionary spirit as a man becomes an outlaw in the process of reclaiming his family's estate from the greedy relatives who cheated him out of it, in the comedy The Cisco Kid. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 6:30 & 9 p.m. Saturday; 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95; 886-9428.

 

Through Sunday, March 28

• Have a laugh-a-minute farcical evening at the Live Theatre Workshop production of Wife Begins at Forty when a housewife fans the flames of passion with her mild-mannered, ordinary husband. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-18; 327-4242.

 

Friday & Saturday, Through May 29

• Experience Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed's Carnival of Illusion for a Victorian-inspired magical parlour show. Details: 6 & 8:30 p.m.; DoubleTree Reid Park Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 seniors/children; 615-5299.

MUSIC

 

Thursday, Feb. 25

• Listen to the UA Philharmonic Orchestra. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $5; 621-1162.

 

Friday, Feb. 26

• Listen to faculty artist John Milbauer, piano. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $5; 621-1162.

• Enjoy the Maderas Bassoon Quartet: From Bach to the Beatles and a smattering of other of composers along the way presented by St. Philip's Friends of Music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Bloom Music Center, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 299-6421, ext. 29.

 

Saturday, Feb. 27

• Listen to the Tucson Chamber Artists presentation of the masterworks of Bach and Faure including Faure's Requiem. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams Street; $20-30, $10 college students; 401-2651.

• Enjoy The Music of Broadway with Christine Ebersole, Cheyenne Jackson and Marin Mazzie. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $33-72; 621-3341.

• Enjoy country music singer Tracy Lawrence live at the Diamond Center. Details: 8 p.m.; I-19 & Pima Mine Road; $25, $20 in advance; www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Sunday, Feb. 28

• Listen to the Glenn Miller Orchestra perform a timeless repertoire with signature classics such as "Moonlight Serenade," "In the Mood," and "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Details: 2 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $24-49; 621-3341.

• Listen to the Tucson Chamber Artists presentation of the masterworks of Bach and Faure including Faure's Requiem. Details: 2 p.m.; Christ United Methodist Church, 655 N. Craycroft; $20-30, $10 college students; 401-2651.

• Listen to the TSO Wind Quintet Recital Series. Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; $20; 882-8585.

• Enjoy the Sholin Guitar Competition. Details: 2:30 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $5-9; 621-1162.

 

• Listen to the UA Symphonic Choir. Details: 3 p.m.; Casas Adobes Congregational Church, 6801 N. Oracle Road; free; 621-1162.

 

Monday, March 1

• Listen to Steinway artist Juliana Osinchuk perform works from Chopin in honor of Chopin's 200th birthday. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Steinway Piano Gallery, northeast corner of Skyline & Campbell; $35; 888-325-9797. Optional French wine tasting dinner at Anthony's in the Catalinas $110 (includes concert ticket).

 

Tuesday, March 2

• Listen to faculty artist Daniel Katzen, horn. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $5; 621-1162.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Saturday, Feb. 27

• Help raise funds at the Yoga Connection's Bridges of Love, Healing for Haiti benefit for earthquake victims. Details: 2-4 p.m.; 4893 E. Speedway Blvd.; $20 recommended donation; 323-1222.

 

Through Sunday, Feb. 28

• Enjoy the top professional rodeo La Fiesta de los Vaqueros at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. Details: 4823 S. Sixth Ave.; call 800-964-5662 for information and ticket prices.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, Feb. 25

• Take a Desert Sojourn to find out why this human-perceived harsh environment is heaven on earth for animals and plants. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Explore new dimensions of women's participation in public life and culture and the struggle for gender equality at UA professor Albrecht Classen Ph.D.'s talk on Women in the Western World: Medieval and Early Modern Women. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road; free; 594-5365.

 

 

Thursdays, Feb. 25 & March 4

• Learn about the different kinds of rock art from the past, who made them, and how we determine their age at the illustrated talk Ancient Graffiti. Details: 1:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Friday, Feb. 26

• How about a Cactus and Succulent Garden with tips from the Pima County Extension Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

 

Saturday, Feb. 27

• Come prepared to do some digging and gain experience to do your own rain water harvesting. Details: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14 includes garden admission; 326-9686, Ext. 10.

• Learn about ocean life and marine conservation at presentations by the Fin Foundation using marine artifacts, photographs and video images. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Biosphere 2, Oracle; www.b2science.org.

• Learn about the ethnohistory of the Western Apaches at Aravaipa and the event known as the Camp Grant Massacre as author Ian Record discusses Big Sycamore Stands Alone: The Western Apaches, Aravaipa, and the Struggle for Place, a collaborative work with the San Carlos Apache Elders Cultural Advisory Council. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Sunday, Feb. 28

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the ranger talk as you watch the Moonrise Over The Mountains. Details: 7 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, Red Hills Visitors Center, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Sundays, Feb. 28 & March 7

• Learn about the ultimate desert survivalist at A Saguaro's Guide To Desert Survival. Details: 1:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Wednesday, March 3

• Try your hand at five writing springboards to stir up your creativity with local author Marge Pellegrino at Jump! Creative Writing. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library Community Meeting Room, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free; 594-5200.

• Learn about Those Who Came Before, the Hohokam people who inhabited this area from about A.D. 300 to A.D. 1450. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Wednesdays through April 28

• Become a Docent and learn about the history of Tucson Botanical Gardens, botany for gardeners, gardening for birds and butterflies, water resources and conservation, principles of xeriscaping, desert ecology, ethnobotany and more. Details: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $65 (cost of materials); 326-9686, Ext. 39.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Monday, March 1

• Take a short hike to look for the Mysterious Mammals seldom seen in the Sonoran Desert, but present in great diversity and numbers. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Take a 45-minute Birdless Bird Walk in the Cactus Garden to learn about desert bird calls and identification. Details: 1:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Wednesday, March 3

• Take a Lost And Gone Forever one and one-half hour hike to explore consequences of habitat loss or climate change. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Take a one-mile walk to explore the realities and theories of desert communication and how desert plants, animals, and people need to communicate with each other to create a vibrant, functioning habitat. Details: 1:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Feb. 27

• Practice your compass skills combined with the use of a map to stay on track at Outdoor Family Day: Map and Compass for families with children ages 5-12. Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Park, 3482 E. River Road; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Celebrate the Lantern Festival at the Tucson Children's Museum's Festivals of Friendship. Details: 1-4 p.m.; 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $8 adults, $6 children; 792-9985.

• Celebrate the Tucson Rodeo at Reid Park's Zoo Rodeo Night with special activities for kids, crafts, games and helping to make animal treats. Details: 5-7 p.m.; 1100 S. Randolph Way; $5, $3 children; 791-4022.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 27-May 23

• View the Tucson Museum of Art exhibit Viva David Tineo! A Retrospective of Tucson's Muralist and Art Educator and the western theme paintings and sculptures by Phoenix artist Ed Mell. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sunday; 140 N. Main Ave; $8, $6 seniors, $3 students; 624-2333.

 

Sunday, Feb. 28

• Take a Sunday Drive with Public Art to view downtown Tucson's art treasures on a coach tour of the greatest sculpture, murals, and memorials hosted by Tucson Pima Arts Council. Details: 1:30-4 p.m.; the Pioneer Building, 100 N. Stone Ave., #303; $18; 624-0595 ext. 10.

 

Monday to Wednesday, March 1-31

• View sculptures by David Unger and oil paintings by Rock Jackson at the Old Pueblo Frameworks and Gallery. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 1825 E. River Road; free; 529-9677.

 

Monday to Friday, March 1-Apr. 30

• View the Mixed Messages art exhibit of pastels, oils, watercolor, and mixed media. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday & Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; Tucson Tamale Company, 2545 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 305-4760.

 

Through Monday, March 1

• View the mother/daughter exhibit of award-winning photographer Louise Serpa and her daughter Mia Larocque at the Gallery at Tucson Botanical Gardens. Details: 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

 

Through Tuesday, March 2

• View the exhibit Traditional Paper Art: Contemporary Interpretations featuring Polish paper cutting (wycinanki) and origami. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Gallery, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 students, $2 children; 742-6455 x217.

 

Wednesday to Monday, March 3-Apr. 5

• View the Southern AZ Arts Guild multi-medium art show Visions. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 River Road; free.

 

Through Sunday, March 7

• View art works inspired by ranching cowboys, mythic cowboys, urban cowboys, and even rodeo cowgirls including rodeo images by Cowgirl Hall of Fame photographer Louise Serpa at Tohono Chul Park's new exhibit Meanwhile Back at the Ranch. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $2-7; 742-6455.

 

Through Friday, March 12

• See an unparalleled show of Western art featuring Diana Madaras at the Empire 100 Western Art Show & Sale sponsored by Northern Trust and the Empire Ranch Foundation. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 3450 E. Sunrise Drive; free admission; 888-364-2829.

• View the Campus Christian Center Art Exhibit of photographs and abstract art. Details: 9 a.m-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; UA Art Gallery, 715 N. Park Ave.; free; 623-7575.

 

Through Friday, April 30

• View oil paintings by Ted DeGrazia created while he was studying and working in the Diego Rivera Studio in Mexico City in 1942. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan; free; 299-9191.

• View DeGrazia's The Way of the Cross and listen to an audiotape made by the late artist providing his insightful comments about the significance of the paintings that depict the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan; free; 299-9191.

 

Through Friday, July 2

• View Yoeme Carving: Generations of Wooden Face, masks carved for ceremonial dancers whose wooden, carved mask represents a family tradition passed down for centuries. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7, $5 seniors/military; $3 students; $2 children; 742-6455.

 

HEALTH

 

Wednesday, March 3

• The Living Healthy with Arthritis Lecture Series continues with local television news anchor Heather Rowe talking about Balancing Arthritis, Work and Life. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-5040.

 

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