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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 4:00 am

MOVIES

 

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Broken City (R)

The Last Stand (R)

Mama (PG-13)

Gangster Squad (R)

Zero Dark Thirty (R)

Django Unchained (R)

Les Miserables (2012) PG-13

Parental Guidance (PG)

The Impossible (PG-13)

Rust and Bone (R)

Life of Pi 3D (PG)

Silver Linings Playbook (R)

Lincoln (PG-13)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Broken City (R)

The Last Stand (R)

Mama (PG-13)

Gangster Squad (R)

A Haunted House (R)

Zero Dark Thirty (R)

Django Unchained (R)

Les Miserables (2012) PG-13

Parental Guidance (PG)

The Impossible (PG-13)

Jack Reacher (PG-13)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (PG-13)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)

Life of Pi 3D (PG)

Silver Linings Playbook (R)

Lincoln (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Red Dawn (PG-13)

Cloud Atlas (R)

Here Comes the Boom (PG)

Seven Psychopaths (R)

Frankenweenie (PG)

Taken 2 (PG-13)

Hotel Transylvania (PG)

Pitch Perfect (PG-13)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13)

Arbitrage (R)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Broken City (R)

The Last Stand (R)

Mama (PG-13)

Gangster Squad (R)

A Haunted House (R)

Zero Dark Thirty (R)

Django Unchained (R)

Les Miserables (2012) (PG-13)

Parental Guidance (PG)

Jack Reacher (PG-13)

This is 40 (R)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)

Rise of the Guardians (PG)

Silver Linings Playbook (R)

THEATER

 

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 25-26

• Catch a performance of the inspiring and sometimes hilarious story based the lives of Alcoholics Anonymous founders Bill Wilson and Bob Smith, Pass it On...An Evening with Bill W. and Dr. Bob sponsored by Compass Behavioral Health Care and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; St. Gregory College Preparatory School Auditorium, 3231 N. Craycroft Rd.; $20; www.compasshc.org or 628-3371.

 

Saturday, Jan. 26

• Enjoy Laughter and Reflection: A Conversation with Carol Burnett Where the Audience Asks the Questions for a rare opportunity to interact with the Emmy award-winning actress, comedian, singer, dancer, and writer with hilarious banter just as she opened her weekly TV show. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $45-$125; 621-3341.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 26-27

• Don’t miss the dazzling symphonic creation Ballroom with a Twist - TSO Pops! Series by “Dancing with the Stars” Louis van Amstel and featuring television’s hottest dancers and singers from “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol.” Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $26-$69; 882-8585.

 

Sunday, Jan. 27

• Take your imagination on an interactive dance-filled adventure exploring the union of literature and contemporary ballet at Harold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure. Details: 4 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $10-$25; 621-3341.

 

Through Sunday, Jan. 27

• Enjoy a performance of the beloved comedy-drama Steel Magnolias. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Red Barn Theatre, 948 N. Main Ave.; $10-$20; 887-6239.

• Catch a performance of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $20-$30; 551-2053.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 2-3

• Enjoy a performance of Puccini’s beloved opera Tosca featuring soprano Jill Gardner and baritone Gordon Hawkins. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $30-$120; www.ticketmaster.com

 

Sunday, Feb. 3

• Celebrate a tradition thousands of years old at the Chinese New Year Festival featuring performers from the Shaolin Martial Arts, Chinese stunt performers, and local musicians for a spectacular fusion of East and West. Details: 2 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $12-$18; 621-3341.

 

Through Saturday, Feb. 9

• Don’t miss off-Broadway’s long-running sensation Freud’s Last Session for an electrifying conversation about God, love, sex, and the meaning of life. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music & Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $25-$52; 622-2823.

 

MUSIC

 

Friday, Jan. 25

• Enjoy an Organ Recital: Sacred Music and Beyond featuring music director Woosug Kang presented by St. Philip’s in the Hills Friends of Music. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 299-6421.

 

Sunday, Jan. 27

• Listen to the first-ever Tucson concert of the Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble with marches, classics, musicals, and folk tunes presented by Vista Fine Arts. Details: 3 p.m.; Vista de la Montaña United Methodist Church, 3001 Miravista Ln.; free; 825-1985.

 

Friday, Feb. 1

• Bring your sweetheart to The Love Show: An Evening of Love Songs presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and the University of Arizona School of Music to benefit UA music programs featuring co-hosts Elliot Glicksman and David Fitzsimmons, the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble, Bill Ganz, Crystal Stark, Julie Anne, and more. Details: 6 p.m.; Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Dr.; $75; 797-3959.

• Enjoy the Blues and Soul Explosion! Saluting the Music of the Blues Brothers. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $15-$30; 547-3040.

• Listen to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra featuring pianist Jon K. Parker and music director Bramwell Tovey. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $30-$80; 621-3341.

 

Saturday, Feb. 2

• Listen to clarinetist Laura Stoutenborough - TSO Master Class Series. Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; 882-8585.

• Enjoy traditional western swing with loads of comedy and delightful parody songs performed by the New West Trio. Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $22; 825-2818.

• Spend An Acoustic Evening with Desert Rose Band featuring Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, John Jorgenson, and Bill Bryson in an all-star rock group. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $23-$34; 547-3040.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday, Jan. 25

• Celebrate the poet’s life and works at Robert Burns Night, with music, poetry and a traditional dinner presented by the Tucson Celtic Festival Association. Details: 6 p.m.; Z Mansion, 288 N. Church Ave.; $40; www.tucsoncelticfestival.org.

 

Saturday, Jan. 26

• Celebrate Australia’s connection to the Sonoran Desert at Australia Day with talks, tours, music, cooking demonstrations, and a cook-off. Details: 10 a.m.-3p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $13 garden admission, $7.50 children; 326-9686.

• See a working art studio while you enjoy music and entertainment at the Romancing Art and Figurative Show. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Toscana Studio and Gallery, 9040 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 575-1445.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 26-27

• Find some treasures at the Mata Ortiz Pottery & Zapotec Rug Show & Sale. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Sun City Oro Valley Social Hall, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; 818-3319.

 

Sunday, Jan. 27

• Find everything you’ll need for a perfect wedding at the I Do In Tucson Bridal Show presented by local wedding businesses with gowns, cakes, flowers, DJ’s, invitations, photographers, videographers, reception sites, wedding planners, and more. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Marriott University Park, 880 E. 2nd St.; free admission; 624-3081 or www.idointucson.com

 

Through Sunday, Jan. 27

• Support college scholarships for Tucson area students to Brandeis University at the Brandeis Used Book Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Foothills Mall, La Cholla Blvd. & Ina Rd.; free admission; 747-3224 or 615-4739.

• Bring your gently used jeans to the Loop Jean Company Denim Drive to benefit local non-profit Youth on Their Own and receive a discount on new jeans purchased. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; 7047 N. Oracle Rd.; 219-9785 or www.loopjeancompany.com.

 

Friday to Saturday, Feb. 1-2 

• Browse intricate pottery and watch demonstration and firings at the Mata Ortiz Pottery Show. Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 2-3

• Browse artwork to locally-designed fashion while enjoying entertainment and children’s activities at the 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 Dr. & Campbell Ave; free; 797-3959.

 

CLASSES & 

PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, Jan. 24

• Explore the classification, biology and conservation of nocturnal birds which have captivated mankind’s imagination for centuries, symbolizing everything from evil and death to wisdom and protection at the class Raptors Part 2: Owls. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686. 

 

Friday, Jan. 25

• Listen to Concrete Commentary presented by Tammy Bearden on the evolution of our cities and the story of people who lived there as told through the work of various early and mid-20th century artists at the University of Arizona Museum of Art Lecture Series. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

 

Saturday, Jan. 26

• Take a closer look at the role of so-called “garden pests” and other common regional insects with entomologist and Associate Curator of the University of Arizona Insect Collection Carl Olson at his class Managing Garden Insects Naturally. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members; 326-9686. 

• Bring your digital camera and get an Introduction to Nature Photography from Tucson photographer Vicky Stromee with a classroom discussion of camera operation basics and then head out into the Gardens to take some shots. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686. 

• Learn how to create and manage a blog and use social media to promote your writing at Blogs and Social Media for Writers presented by local author Barbara Marriott. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Join the Western National Parks Association in Celebrating Forty Years of “The Artist of the Year Awards” show and sale presented in partnership with Friends of Western Art and Tucson Festival Society. Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. with talks at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

 

Sunday, Jan. 27

• Learn how to map out the natural story of the place where you live and put together a long-term plan for your home and landscape with guidance from Dan Dorsey of the Sonoran Permaculture Guild, Prescott College and Pima Community College at the Sustainable Landscape Design Workshop. Details: 9-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $75, $65 members; 326-9686. 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 29

• Take An Inside Look at Butterfly Magic with curator Elizabeth Willott. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members; 326-9686.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 30

• Learn about the prevailing culture in northwestern Chihuahua from around 900 to 1450 CE at author Ron Bridgemon’s presentation Exploring the Casas Grandes Archaeological Sites in the Mata Ortiz Region. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Get some child-raising tips from psychologist and author Dr. Kevin Leman at his presentation Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child’s Attitude, Behavior and Character in Five Days. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Rd.; $15, $25/couple, $5 childcare; 

297-2062.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Saturday, Jan. 26

• Sign up to volunteer at Beat Back Buffelgrass Day happening all over the Tucson basin. Details: 8-10 a.m.; free but reservations required; www.buffelgrass.org or 615-7855.

 

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Jan. 26

• Bring the kids to Thornydale Little League Registration for baseball and softball. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thornydale Elementary School, 7751 N. Oldfather Rd.

 

Sunday, Jan. 27

• Bring the kids to the 5th Annual UApresents Children’s Festival for interactive arts and science activities, live entertainment and community resources. Details: 12:30-3:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall patio, 1020 E. University Blvd.; free; 621-3341.

 

Saturday, Feb. 2 

• Take a Musical World Tour – Just for Kids to discover music from countries far and wide featuring the TSO Brass Quintet. Details: 10 & 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; donations welcome; 882-8585.

• Come dressed as cowboys or cowgirls and follow Pecos Bill as he meets famous western characters and not-so-famous critters at Pecos Bill, a West Side Story - Just for Kids featuring the TSO Percussion Ensemble presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; free.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Monday to Friday, Jan. 28-Mar. 8

• View the exhibit Rearranging the Sands with works by Barbara Penn, Benjamin McKee and Joe Dal Pra. Details: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; Pima Community College Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; free; 206-6942.

 

FILM

 

Tuesday, Jan. 29

• View a Special Showing of the Film The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz presented by Mata Ortiz Productions about an American adventurer and a brilliant, self-taught Mexican artist who transformed a dying desert village into a home for world-class art. Details: 12:30 & 3:30 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, Jan. 24

• Learn about the latest in knee and hip replacement surgery at the Moving Patients Forward Total Joint and Spine Seminar presented by orthopaedic surgeon David Martin, M.D. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; The Event Center, Northwest Medical Center, 6060 N. Fountain Plaza Dr., Suite 130; free; 866-694-9355.

 

Monday, Jan. 28

• Let Dr. Milholland give you tips on Staying Ahead of Headaches - Types & Treatments at the Healthy Woman Seminar. Details: 6 p.m.; The Event Center, Northwest Medical Center, 6060 N. Fountain Plaza Dr., Suite 130; free; 866-694-9355.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 29

• Improve your rest with tips from the Healthy Pathways Seminar – Sleepy Days, Sleepless Nights. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; La Paloma Urgent Care, 4001 E. Sunrise Dr.; free; 866-694-9355.

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