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Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:28 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MOVIES

CENTURY THEATRES

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Adventureland (R)

Fast & Furious (PG-13)

12 Rounds (PG-13)

The Haunting in Connecticut (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (also in 3D) (PG)

Duplicity (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Hannah Montana: The Movie (G)

Adventureland (R)

Fast & Furious (PG-13)

12 Rounds (PG-13)

The Haunting in Connecticut (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (in 3D) (PG)

Duplicity (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

The Last House on the Left (R)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Sunshine Cleaning (R)

Taken (PG-13)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Miss March (R)

Friday the 13th (2009) (R)

Pink Panther 2 (PG)

Push (PG-13)

The Uninvited (PG-13)

Inkheart (PG)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (R)

Bride Wars (PG)

Revolutionary Road (R)

Bedtime Stories (PG)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Doubt (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Adventureland (R)

Fast & Furious (PG-13)

12 Rounds (PG-13)

The Haunting in Connecticut (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (also in 3D) (PG)

Duplicity (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

The Last House on the Left (R)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

MUSIC

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

• Percussionist Norman Weinberg and pianist Michael Dauphinais perform "Something Old, Something New," a faculty artist series recital presented by the University of Arizona School of Music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard; free; 621-2998.

THURSDAY, APRIL 9

• The University of Arizona Archive Ensemble will perform a "Tribute to Paul Horn," with guest jazz artists Paul Horn and Ralph Carmichael. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard; $9 general admission, $7 seniors/UA employees, $5 students; 621-2998 or 621-1162.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

• The University of Arizona's Encore student musical theatre group performs "Anything Goes," a musical tribute to the life and career of Cole Porter. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive (in SaddleBrooke); $20, $15 in advance; www.dvpac.net; 818-1000.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

• Singer/songwriter Lila Downs captures the mosaic of voices of Mexico as she sings in the native languages of the Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya and Nahuatl. Details: 8 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $20-$44; www.uapresents.org; 621-3341.

SUNDAY, APRIL 12

• Greg Armstrong and Friends perform a volatile mixture of spontaneous and original modern jazz. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip’s Plaza, at River Road and Campbell Avenue; $20; www.tucsonjazz.org; 903-1265.

MONDAY, APRIL 13

• The Arizona Graduate Winds stage their spring semester concert at the University of Arizona School of Music. Details: 7 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road; free; www.music.arizona.edu; 621-2998.

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

• Etta James and The Roots Band perform some of the songstress' legendary blues numbers. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $32-$72; www.uapresents.org; 621-3341.

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

• Cellist Mark Votapek performs with violinist Mark Rush and pianist John Milbauer as part of the University of Arizona School of Music's Faculty Artist Series . Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road; free; www.music.arizona.edu; 621-2998.

THURSDAY, APRIL 16

• Pima Community College music professor Mark Nelson performs a tuba recital, featuring guest performers Kelly Thomas and Megan Evens euphonium and Daniel Brown and Arthur Tyson on tuba. Details: 7 p.m.; PCC Center for the Arts recital hall, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6 general admission, $5 students, seniors and PCC affiliates; 206-6986.

THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 17, 19

• The Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs Gustav Mahler's most popular and successful work, Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection," featuring the TSO chorus and soloists Cynthia Jansen and Margarita De Arellano and two University of Arizona student choirs. Details: 8 p.m. April 16-17, 2 p.m. April 19; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $21-$71; www.tucsonsymphony.org; 882-8585.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

• CrossTalk , the University of Arizona electronic percussion group, performs its 12th annual concert. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road; free; www.music.arizona.edu; 621-2998.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, APRIL 18-19

• Grammy-winning guitarist David Russell performs at Holsclaw Hall at the University of Arizona. Details: 7 p.m. April 18, 2:30 p.m. April 19; 1017 N. Olive Road; $30 general admission, $25 UA employees and seniors, $20 students; 621-2998 or 621-1162.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

• The University of Arizona School of Music presents the UA Steel Band's spring concert . Details: 3 p.m.; Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road; $9 general admission, $7 UA employees and seniors, $5 students; www.music.arizona.edu; 621-2998.

THEATER

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, APRIL 9-19

• Pima Community College stages Arthur Miller's powerful drama "The Crucible." Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $15; www.pima.edu/cfa; 206-6986.

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, APRIL 16-18

• The Ironwood Ridge High School Musical Club presents its annual production, "Once Upon a Mattress," a classical Broadway musical loosely based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Details: 7 p.m. April 16-18; 2 p.m. April 18; 2475 W. Naranja Drive; $8 adults, $6 students and senior citizens; 797-7944.

THROUGH MAY 3

• The Top Hat Theatre presents Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," a play about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm. One of them is a murderer. Details: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays; 3110 E. Fort Lowell Road; $16 general admission, $15 students, seniors and military personnel, $8 children 12 and younger; 326-6800.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

• The Marana Regional Airport plays host to a memorial service to honor the 19 Marines who were killed in an MV-22 Osprey accident at the airport on April 8, 2000. The service includes the Tucson Detachment Marine Corps Color Guard, Apache Young Marines drill team and various veterans' organization color guards. Participants will read the names of the 19 who perished, followed by a rifle salute, playing of "Taps" and the release of doves. Details: 10 a.m.; at Avra Valley and Sandario roads; free and open to the public; 682-9565.

• Heritage Highlands at Dove Mountain holds its annual spring arts and crafts fair , featuring art, pottery, jewelry, home décor and more. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Heritage Highlands Clubhouse, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd.; free admission; donations of non-perishable food collected for the Marana Food Bank; 579-9574.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, APRIL 17-19

• The folks in Oracle celebrate the region's rich history with the 24th annual Oracle Oaks Festival , featuring a parade and car show, among other family friendly activities and events. Details: 9:30 a.m. start all three days; for more information, contact the Oracle Community Center at (520) 896-9326.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

• The Greater Oro Valley Arts Council holds its second "Bet the House Casino Night" to raise money for arts education programs. Details: 6 p.m.-midnight; Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Road; $55 per person, includes dinner, one raffle ticket and chips for attendees; www.govac.org; 797-3959.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

• The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona holds its annual Yom HaShoah Community Holocaust commemoration , featuring a processional of Holocaust survivors, shared memories and reflections, a candle-lighting ceremony and musical performances. Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road; free; www.jewishtucson.org; 577-9393.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

• Learn about new technology in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) , presented by Northwest Medical Center at the Oro Valley Public Library. Details: 3:30 p.m.; 1305 W. Naranja Road; free; 901-3500.

THURSDAY, APRIL 9

• Learn rainwater-harvesting techniques for residential and commercial properties. Details: 8 a.m.; Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 622-3861.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

• Get tips about "Container Plants for Your Garden and Patio" from the Pima County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

• Learn about the many therapeutic uses of native desert trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants during the "Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk," featuring expert Charlie Kane, author of "Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest." Details: 8 a.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; $15, includes park entrance fee of $6; (520) 896-2425.

• Ron and Sue Bridgemon lecture on the Mata Ortiz region of Mexico , widely recognized for its extraordinary pottery, historical sites and cultural diversity. 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.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

• Join historian and archeologist Anne Woosley for a fascinating and educational presentation about early Tucson . 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.

BOOKS

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY, APRIL 9-10

• St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church stages an all-night reading of Dante's "Inferno" in 30-minute segments, each beginning with a tolling of the church bells. Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday-10 a.m. Friday; 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; open to the public; www.stphilipstucson.org; 299-6421.

MONDAY, APRIL 13

• Barton Gellman , a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter, discusses his latest book "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency." Details: 7 p.m.; Little Theater at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $35 ($25 tax-deductible); 299-6855.

OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

• Hike the Sabino Canyon Trail to Seven Falls, an eight-mile, medium-difficulty trek. Details: 8 a.m.; meet at the Sabino Canyon Visitors Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free with $5 park entry fee; 546-7521.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

• Get tips on digital nature photography from local naturalists and photography experts Doug and Doris Evans and take a stroll down the beautiful walking trails at Feliz Paseos Park in search of great photo opportunities. Details: 9 a.m.; 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; $10; 877-6000.

THROUGH APRIL 30

• The Tucson Botanical Gardens has extended its "Butterfly Magic" exhibit , which features hundreds of butterflies from various tropical regions. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15, $10 members; www.tucsonbotanical.org; 326-9686.

CHILDREN

TUESDAY TO SUNDAY, APRIL 7-12

• Celebrate National Ocean Week with some ocean stamping, using over-sized sea creature stamps to make an underwater scene. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; www.tucsonchildrensmuseum.org; 792-9985.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

• The Tucson Botanical Gardens plays host to a Spring Egg Hunt for kids of all ages, featuring an egg toss and roll, face painting, a raffle and other family activities. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with regular admission, $7 adults, $3 children 4-12, free for children 3 and younger; www.tucsonbotanical.org; 326-9686.

VISUAL ART

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.

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, APRIL 9-MAY 9

• Look through the "Eyes of the Past" at an exhibit of artist Rene Van Alstine's acrylic-on-canvas portraits of Native Americans. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; 749-3718.

THURSDAY TO THURSDAY, APRIL 9-30

• The Murphey Gallery at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church exhibits photographs by Margaret Wright and "Hollywood Moments" by Gloria McMillan, watercolors from the great movies of the 1950s and 1960s. Details: 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; at River Road and Campbell Avenue; free; 299-6421.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

• Meet the artists of the Southern Arizona Artists Guild and see their work during a reception at the Western National Parks Association store. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; www.wnpa.org; 622-6014.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY, APRIL 13-MAY 15

• Tucson photographer Cy Lehrer mounts an exhibit of his works, "Places of HaShoah," in the fine art gallery of the Jewish Community Center. Details: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Sundays; 3800 E. River Road; www.tucsonjcc.org; 299-3000, ext. 106.

THROUGH MAY 11

• The Southern Arizona Arts Guild will present various works by its members in the "Symphony of Light" exhibit. Details: Toscana Studio and Gallery, 9040 N. Oracle Road; for exhibit times and details, call 575-1445.

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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