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MICHAEL BUSH

George Lopez performs in concert at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on February 25, 2011. UPI/Michael Bush

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THEATER

Thursday, Feb. 13

• Pour yourself a cup of Ovaltine, break out your decoder rings and pay homage to the golden age of radio at An Old-Time Radio Show-LIVE! featuring excerpts from classics, live music, and sound effects. Details: 4 and 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818. 

 

Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 13-23

• Enjoy a performance of Three’s a Crowd featuring the works of guest choreographer Sherry Zunker, legendary Ernie Flatt, and the UA dance faculty. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday; Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd.; $29; www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Friday to Saturday, Feb. 14-15

• Laugh out loud with premier adult comedian George Lopez. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol Event Center, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $30-$55; 800-344-9435.

 

Friday to Sunday, Feb. 14-16

• Catch a performance of the Arizona Rose Theatre Company’s production of Neil Simon’s hilarious Barefoot in the Park. Details: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, Cabaret Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $15-17, $13-$15 in advance, $8-$10 children; 888-0509 or www.arizonarosetheatre.com.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 15-16

• Enjoy Ballet Tucson’s Winter Concert. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $36-$42; www.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006.

Saturday, Feb. 22

• Let Paula Poundstone regale you with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy. Details:  8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $30-$50; 547-3040. 

 

Tuesday to Sunday,

Feb. 25-March 2

• Click your heels and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and Toto at the new Andrew Lloyd Webber production of The Wizard of Oz in collaboration with Broadway in Tucson. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $33-$75; www.ticketmaster.com

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, Feb. 13

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the Dixieland jazz of the River Road Ramblers at the Oro Valley Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Century Theatres Courtyard, Oracle and Tangerine Roads; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy the Lonestar Acoustic Show twenty-year anniversary celebration and reunion with original lead singer Richie McDonald. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $22-$64; 547-3040. 

 

Thursdays, Feb. 13, 20 and 27

• Listen to dramatic soprano Christine Goerke, pianist Inon Barnatan, and A Quartet for the End of Time as part of the Desert Song Festival. Details: 7:30 p.m.; UA Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road; $35-$45 (single performance) or $90 for all three; www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Friday, Feb. 14

• Take your sweetheart to a glorious cabaret evening on Valentine’s Day with vocalist Laura Benanti. Details: 8 p.m.; Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive; $85 (includes wine or champagne and dessert); www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Saturday, Feb. 15 

• Enjoy a concert by the Kingfisher String Quartet (Esperanza Chamber Ensemble) presented by musicians from the Tucson Symphony Orchestra sponsored by the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library. Details: 3-4 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 594-5580. 

• Enjoy Tucson Desert Song Festival Songs Without Words featuring speaker Eric Friesen and pianist Winston Choi. Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.; $25; 882-8585.

• Listen to Chris Mann who shined as a finalist on The Voice and has become even more popular since. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $25-$45; 547-3040. 

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 15-16

• Listen to the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $23, $21 in advance; 825-2818;  or 3 p.m. Sunday; St. Andrew’s Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20; 308-6226.

 

Sunday, Feb. 16

• Enjoy an afternoon of Big Band Jazz Favorites performed by award-winning youth bands of the Tucson Jazz Institute, The Ellington Big Band and Basie Big Band. Details: 1 p.m. (4 p.m. show sold out); Episcopal Church of the Apostles, 12111 N. La Cholla Blvd. $20; 575-4023.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 18

• Don’t miss the traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop, and unique sound of the King of the Blues, B.B. King. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $52-$98; 547-3040. 

 

Wednesday, Feb. 19

• Listen to Imani Winds featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott presented by Arizona Friends of  Chamber Music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; $31, $11 students; 577-3769 or www.arizonachambermusic.org.

 

Wednesday and Monday, 

Feb. 19 and 24

• Don’t miss Soulsville USA - A Salute to Soul, Funk and R&B starring Walter Belcher and Crystal Stark. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818; or 7 p.m. Monday, Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $18.50; 886-9428.

 

Friday, Feb. 21

• Listen to the award-winning masterful duo of R. Carlos Nakai and Will Clipman in Concert. Details: 4 and 7 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $25; 622-6014.

 

Saturday, Feb. 22

• Listen to rock-solid country boy Rodney Atkins perform his new crop of songs. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $25-$30; 294-7777 or www.startickets.com

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 22-23

• Get a new twist on the iconic music of the 60’s with the TSO’s The Midtown Men - SuperPops! featuring four stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys.” Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $27-$70; 882-8585.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 13-16

• Don’t miss the 60th Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show with displays centered on the theme Diamonds, Gems, Silver, and Gold. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $10, $17/two-day pass, under 14 free with paid adult; 322-5773 or www.ticketmaster.com

 

Friday, Feb. 14

• Treat your sweetheart to a romantic evening with live music and a fun conversation with the zoo administrator on love in the wild animal kingdom at Woo at the Zoo Valentine’s Dinner. Details: 5:30 and 7 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way; $65, $60 members; 791-4022.

 

Saturday, Feb. 15

• Enjoy a Valentine’s Recital by The Academy of Music and Dance. Details: 1 p.m.; Foothills Mall, La Cholla Blvd. and Ina Road; free; 219-9950.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 15-16

• Browse handcrafted artwork to fashion, enjoy live entertainment and activities for the children at La Encantada Performing and Fine Art Festival presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Skyline Drive and Campbell Ave.; free admission; 797-3959 or www.saaca.org.

• Browse original works in a variety of mediums, see demonstrations, and chat with exhibiting artists at the Catalina Foothills Art Market. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; free admission.

• Browse works of acclaimed artists Jacobo and Maria Angeles, renowned for their Zapotec-style decoration along with demonstrations throughout the day at the Oaxacan Wood Carvings Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free admission; 622-6014. 

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 15-23

• Bring the entire family to the Tucson Rodeo - La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Details: various times; Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. Sixth Ave.; $12-$26; 800-964-5662.

 

Sunday, Feb. 16

• Run/Walk the Championship Course at the Conquistador Classic 4 Miler with a sneak peek at the Accenture Match Play Championship course. Details: 9:30 a.m.; Dove Mountain Golf Club; $35; www.tucsonconquistadores.com.

• Bring your family heirlooms and thrift shop treasures and ask a celebrity appraiser What’z It Worth? with proceeds to benefit Operation School Bell and Assistance League. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; DoubleTree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way; $35 or $60/2 tickets; 345-9045. 

 

CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

 

Saturday, Feb. 15 

• Learn how you can become a Wildlife Rehabilitator at an information meeting. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Martha Cooper Public Library, 1377 N. Catalina Ave.; free; tucsonrescue321@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, Feb. 20

• Dive into the classification, biology, and conservation of Owls: Rulers of the Night Skies symbolizing everything from evil and death to wisdom and protection presented by Jeff Babson. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 25

• Make your own basket while you learn about materials, techniques, and traditions at the Tohono O’odham Basket Weaving Workshop for Beginners. Details: 9:30 a.m-4 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $120, $100 members (includes supplies and lunch); 622-6014. 

 

OUTDOORS

 

Tuesday, Feb. 18

• Take a Spring Butterfly Walk in the Molino Basin area with expert Jeff Babson. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Molino Basin, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Parkway, Mount Lemmon; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Feb. 15

• See demonstrations and engage in hands-on activities along with exhibits from airplanes to zebras, DNA to robotics and Tucson scientists sharing what they do at Family SciFest. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; free; 792-9985. 

 

HEALTH

 

Monday, Feb. 17

• Learn about the Literate Brain from UA Professor and Head of Speech, Language and Hearing Science at the Evolving Brain College of Science Lecture Series. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; free.

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MICHAEL BUSH

George Lopez performs in concert at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on February 25, 2011. UPI/Michael Bush

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