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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:00 am

 

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Act of Valor (R)

Gone (PG-13)

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (PG-13)

Wanderlust (R)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D (PG-13)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG)

Safe House (R)

The Vow (PG-13)

The Artist (PG-13)

The Descendants (R)

Iron Lady/My Week with Marilyn

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 1-888-AMC4FUN

Act of Valor (R)

Gone (PG-13)

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (PG-13)

Wanderlust (R)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D (PG-13)

The Secret World of Arrietty (G)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island IMAX (PG)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Safe House (R)

Star Wars: Episode 1-The Phantom Menace 3D (PG)

The Vow (PG-13)

Chronicle (PG-13)

The Grey (R)

Red Tails (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Contraband (R)

Joyful Noise (PG-13)

We Bought a Zoo (PG)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)

The Sitter (R)

The Muppets (PG)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1 (PG-13)

Immortals (R)

Jack and Jill (PG)

Puss in Boots (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Act of Valor (R)

Gone (PG-13)

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (PG-13)

Wanderlust (R)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13)

The Secret World of Arrietty (G)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG)

Safe House (R)

Star Wars: Episode 1-The Phantom Menace 3D (PG)

The Vow (PG-13)

Chronicle (PG-13)

The Woman in Black (PG-13)

The Grey (R)


 

THEATER

Friday & Sunday, March 2 & 4

• Enjoy the showbiz savvy of Lucie Arnaz in Concert presented by the Invisible Theatre. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $42; 882-9721.

Saturday, March 3

• Enjoy the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company performing Story/Time. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$59; 621-3341.

Saturday to Sunday, March 3-4

• Enjoy the Arizona Opera Company’s presentation of Aida featuring massive sets that evoke the temples and tombs of ancient Egypt. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$130; 800-745-3000.

Through Sunday, March 4

• Catch a performance of the murder-mystery, musical comedy whodunit Curtains. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $18; 206-6986.

Wednesday, March 7

• Watch out Dancing with the Stars, the Utah Ballroom Dance Company is coming to SaddleBrooke with their award-winning showcase Simply Ballroom. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $24, $22 in advance; 818-1000.

Thursday, March 8

• Enjoy a performance of Ed Asner as FDR in a one-man show that takes us through FDR’s White House years including the Depression, the steps leading up to WWII, and the war years. Details: 7:30 p.m.; The Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $25-$48; 547-3040.

Sunday, March 11

• Listen to the internationally renowned baroque specialists, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir conducted by Ton Koopman. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $36-$69; 621-3341.

Through Sunday, March 11

• Catch a performance of The New Electric Ballroom by Irish playwright Enda Walsh. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd. ; $15-$30; 551-2053.

Wednesday, March 14

• Laugh out loud with the Capitol Steps who put the “mock” in democracy and tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $33-$53; 621-3341.

Through Saturday, March 17

• Catch a performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s the Great Gatsby presented by the Arizona Theatre Company. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $31-$56; 622-2823.

 


 

MUSIC

Thursday, March 1

• Listen to the rock group Foreigner in Concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $35-$65; 800-745-3000.

Friday, March 2

• Listen to music award winners Dailey and Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers. Details: 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $35, $30 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s MasterWorks Series - Mozart & Beethoven presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 8 p.m.; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $45-$55; 797-3959.

Saturday, March 3

 

• Enjoy jazz performed by Quantum Nites at Uptown Saturday’s St. Philip’s Plaza Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 4 p.m.; Center Courtyard, River Rd. & Campbell Ave.; free; 797-3959.

• Listen to some of New York City’s finest voices These Three Tenors. Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

Saturday to Sunday, March 3-4

• Enjoy the 21st Annual Bach Marathon: Bountiful Bach with a wide range of organ music and six area organists presented by St. Philip’s in the Hills Friends of Music. Details: 10 a.m. Saturday, 9 & 11:15 a.m. Sunday; St. Philip in the Hills Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; suggested donation $15-$25; 299-6421.

• Enjoy the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s MasterWorks Series - Mozart & Beethoven featuring Laura Stoutenborough on the clarinet. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; $40-$50; 882-8585.

Sunday, March 4

 

• Listen to Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone singing songs from her Broadway career and other favorites at The Gypsy In My Soul. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $36-$104; 621-3341.

Tuesday, March 6

• Don’t miss long-time country favorites Willie Nelson and Family in Concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $45-$85; 800-745-3000.

Tuesday to Friday, March 6-9

 

• Enjoy the Winter Chamber Music Festival featuring Apollo’s Fire Baroque Ensemble, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, the Tokyo Quartet, and more. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25, $10 students; 577-3769.

Friday, March 9

 

• Listen to Skins and Steel, the UA Percussion Studio, Rosewood Marimba Band, UA Steel, and World Music Gang and Cross Talk at the University of Arizona Mini-Series with proceeds going to the U of A School of Music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

Sunday, March 11

• Don’t miss long-time favorite George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $30-$50; 800-745-3000.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday to Saturday, March 2-3

• Explore options in the community for new ways to gain more personal meaning from your life at the Pima Council on Aging’s Ages ’n Stages active lifestyle trade show. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; free; 790-0504.

Saturday, March 3

• Help raise funds for the Canyon del Oro High School Band Department at the CDO Band Boosters 2nd Annual Dinner, Dance & Auction. Details: 6-11 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Country Club, 10555 N. La Cañada Dr.; $25; 401-4636.

• Help raise funds for the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus scholarship and other programs at the Wine, Women, & Song wine-tasting & silent auction. Details: 6-8:30 p.m.; Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N. Swan Rd.; $40, $35 in advance; 743-9934.

Sunday, March 4

 

• Kick off the spring season at the Southern Arizona Mustang Club’s Fords on Fourth Show with vintage Model T’s to muscle cars, entertainment, shopping, and restaurants. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 4th Avenue between University Blvd. & 6th St.; free; 624-5004.

• Bring the whole family to the Music in the Canyon fundraiser with traditional, Mexican, bluegrass, and western music, food, and a children’s area presented by the Friends of Sabino Canyon. Details: noon-5 p.m.; 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; suggested donation $5, $10/family; 749-1900.

Friday to Sunday, March 9-11

 

• Bring the kids to Monster Jam to see monster trucks ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over or smash through. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $18-$35; 800-745-3000.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, March 1

• Join Marion Doane for a discussion on Leading Ladies of Literature and a Few Gentlemen Friends featuring ladies of myth - Elaine and Guinevere. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Take A Humorous Look Back at Territorial Tucson presented as docent Sandy Cord revives the past starting in 1856. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

Friday, March 2

 

• Learn about March Tasks and Common Gardening Mistakes from the Pima County Master Gardeners. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, March 3

 

• Learn techniques for painting landscape scenes in the open air from Tucson Plein Air Painters Society Signature Artist Robert Goldman at Paint Out in the Park for experienced and novice artists. Details: Details: 8-10 a.m.; Sweetwater Preserve, 4000 N. Tortolita Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Don your work clothes and leather gloves for the Crafty Bee Condos Workshop to build your own small bee habitat for your garden. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $65, $50 members; 742-6455.

• Hear personal accounts of working with an international conservation team along with the Tohono O’odham trainees and the daily challenges of the work at author Edna San Miguel’s Saints of San Xavier Book Presentation and Signing. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about Butterfly Structure and Function from an Amusing Perspective presented by Curator of Butterfly Magic Elizabeth Willott. Details: 2:30-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members; 326-9686.

Sunday, March 4

 

• Expand your knowledge at the Jewish Culture Shuk Open Marketplace of Courses taught by rabbis and Judaic educators and sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. Details: 7 p.m.; Tucson Hebrew Academy, 3888 E. River Rd.; $10; www.jewishtucson.org/shuk or 577-9393 ext. 121.

Tuesday, March 6

 

• Take a spring walk through the park with the herbalist Pam Hyde-Nakai as she identifies native medicinal plants and illustrates how to use them for healing at the workshop Medicinal Plants of Tohono Chul Park. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Education Center Classroom #2, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $30, $20 members; 742-6455.

Wednesday, March 7

 

• Learn all about Fred Harvey, the Harvey Girls, and the Santa Fe Railroad, Part I, and the accomplishments of this entrepreneur, innovative restaurateur and marketer presented by Alan Kruse. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about the differences between painting and sculpture and the various techniques and styles used by sculptors at Twisting Traditions in Sculpture presented by Fleurette and Marc Wallach. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Saturday, March 3

• Take a Tucson Mountain Park Birding Walk with expert John Higgins to spot canyon towhees, rufous-winged sparrows, Gila woodpeckers, and other birds of the desert southwest. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd.; free; 615-7855.

Wednesday, March 7

 

• Go Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands with expert Mary Ellen Flynn to see wintering ducks change into breeding plumage, migrating warblers and shorebirds pass through and breeding kingbirds, flycatchers and warblers return. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, March 3

 

• Follow Tommy Tom-tom and his buddy Chilling Willie on a percussive exploration where there are no borders as Just for Kids with the Tucson Symphony returns to Oro Valley. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Oro Valley Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; free; 797-3959.

• Dress up in your favorite animal costume or just bring your favorite stuffed friend to the TSO Wind Quintet’s Just for Kids adventure, If You Could Talk to the Animals. Details: 10 & 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; donations appreciated; 882-8585.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday to Sunday, March 1-April 8

• View painter Barbara Smith’s exhibit Landforms and Lepidoptera at Porter Hall Gallery. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $8 garden admission; 326-9686.

Friday, March 2

 

• View the works of one of Mexico’s most famous artists and other post-revolutionary Mexico luminaries at Photo Fridays: Frida Kahlo and her Circle. Details: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Rd.; free; 621-7968.

 


 

FILM

Saturday to Sunday, March 3-4

• View a compelling portrait of the emotional and psychological effects of war from a female point of view told through intimate accounts, journal excerpts, archival footage, and interviews as the film Lioness follows five women who served together for a year in Iraq in a screening presented by American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley 132. Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.; $7; 981-3853.

 


 

HEALTH

Thursday, March 1

 

• Find out how the wide-reaching effects of a good night’s sleep can enhance your exercise program and improve your mood, metabolism, immune system and memory at the Commit to Be Fit lecture How Sleep Helps You Get in Shape presented by Sleep Medicine Physician Jyotsna Sahni, M.D. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; free; 866-694-9355.

Saturday, March 3

 

• Learn the facts and myths about the impact of changes in health-care programs, laws and policies and get health screenings at the Arizona Health Forum, Achieving Affordable Health Care, and Health and Wellness Fair. Details: noon-5 p.m. (forum), 1:30-4:30 p.m. (fair); Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC) campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. (forum); Roy P. Drachman Hall, 1295 N. Martin Ave. (fair); free; www.azhealthforum.org or 477-1093.

Tuesday, March 6

• Learn about the latest medical advances at the lecture Towards Heart Stem Cell Therapeutics followed by a meet-and-greet reception. Details: noon; Kiewit Auditorium, Arizona Cancer Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-6177.

 

 

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