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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

21 Jump Street (R)

Friends with Kids (R)

John Carter (PG-13)

John Carter 3D (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D (PG)

Project X (R)

Act of Valor (R)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG)

Safe House (R)

The Vow (PG-13)

A Separation (PG-13)

The Artist (PG-13)

Foothills

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

21 Jump Street (R)

Casa de Mi Padre (R)

John Carter IMAX (PG-13)

John Carter 3D (PG-13)

John Carter (PG-13)

Friends with Kids (R)

Silent House (R)

A Thousand Words (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D (PG)

Project X (R)

Act of Valor (R)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG)

Safe House (R)

The Vow (PG-13)

The Artist (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Big Miracle (PG)

Haywire (R)

Red Tails (PG-13)

War Horse (PG-13)

We Bought a Zoo (PG)

The Adventures of Tintin (PG)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13)

The Sitter (R)

The Muppets (PG)

Jack and Jill (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

21 Jump Street (R)

John Carter 3D (PG-13)

John Carter (PG-13)

Silent House (R)

A Thousand Words (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D (PG)

Project X (R)

Act of Valor (R)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Safe House (R)

The Vow (PG-13)


 

THEATER

Thursday to Sunday, March 22-Apr. 1

• Enjoy the family-friendly Salpointe production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical comedy. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; Salpointe Catholic High School, Corcoran Theatre, 1545 E. Copper St.; $10, $8 students; 547-4328.

Friday, March 23

• Enjoy the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience at a performance of the acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $31-$84; 621-3341.

Saturday to Sunday, March 24-25

• Welcome back the best-selling program in the history of the Tucson Pops! for an entertainment extravaganza with aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen at Cirque de la Symphonie. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$68; 882-8585.

Through Sunday, April 8

• Catch a performance of Radium Girls who battled the U.S. Radium Corp about the “miracle cure” radium. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; 882-0555.


 

MUSIC

Friday, March 23

• Enjoy Man in Black: The Music of Johnny Cash starring Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $15-$30; 547-3040.

• Listen to Soul and Blues from the Chitlin’ Circuit performed by Mississippi’s Johnny Rawls presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details:

7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $18, $15 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Saturday, March 24

• Hop onboard a “Musical Journey Through Time and Space” performed by Desert Mountain Brass. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $24, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy an evening of Afro-Cuban music in an uplifting program of originals and standards with Grammy award-winning musicians Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard: Cubano Be! Cubano Bop! Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $20-$42; 621-3341.

Sunday, March 25

• Listen to recording artists Noa and Mira Awad use their music to express their belief in the power of dialogue to promote peace and understanding. Details: 6:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $20-$42; 621-3341.

Thursday, March 29

• Enjoy the Trans-Siberian Orchestra performing Beethovan’s Last Night, a story revolving around tough choices on his life’s legacy. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $38-$58; 800-745-3000.

• Enjoy the light and video show with quadraphonic sound and six musicians bringing you the most authentic Pink Floyd Experience possible. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $28-$48; 547-3040.

Thursday to Saturday, March 29-31

• Enjoy SaddleBrooke’s Variety Show – The Bench with singing, dancing, and comedy just like an evening on Broadway without the air fare. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $16 in advance; 818-1000.

Friday, March 30

• Listen to the acoustic blend of French Chanson and Gypsy Jazz performed by Jessica Fichot from Paris. Details: 8 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $20, $18 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Saturday, March 31

• Listen to songs through the decades performed by Broadway legend Ben Vereen to benefit the UApresents’ Education Programs. Details: 6 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$69; 621-3341.

• Enjoy a Concertmaster Recital featuring violinist Aaron Boyd and pianist Paula Fan. Details: 8 p.m. Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; $25; 882-8585.


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday to Saturday, March 22-24

• Browse Mata Ortiz Pottery, Oaxacan carvings, Zapotec rugs, and more at the Mexican Arts Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free admission; 742-6455.

Friday to Sunday, March 23-25

• Browse more than 400 arts and crafts booths, enjoy entertainment, street performers, a kids’ art area, and food vendors at the 4th Avenue Spring Street Fair. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 4th Avenue between University Blvd. and 9th St.; free; 624-5004.

Saturday, March 24

• Remember the lives of lost children, grandchildren, or siblings at the Tucson Chapter of The Compassionate Friends Annual Family Picnic and Memorial Balloon Release. Details: 11 a.m.-noon; Children’s Memorial Park, 4815 N. 15th Pl.; free; 721-8042 or www.tucsontfc.org.

• Spend An Evening with Bobby Goldsboro followed by a reception, art show and sale to raise funds for the museum’s exhibits and programs. Details: 4-5:30 p.m. (concert); 5:30-7:30 (art show); Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Warden Oasis Theater, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $100, $50 reception/art show only; 795-1566.

• Don’t miss the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance’s Classics, Cocktails & Couture charity benefit featuring live big band music by Retro Swing 7, a runway show, and food and drink samplings from local restaurants in an elegant outdoor backdrop. Details: 5:30-9 p.m.; Tucson Mall Outdoor Pavilion, $35; 797-3959.

• Enjoy an evening of food, folk dance, and song at the 2nd Annual Polish Night presented by The Lajkonik Polish Folk Ensemble. Details: 6 p.m.; St. Cyril Catholic Church, 4725 E. Pima St.; $20, $15 under 12; 795-1633.

• Celebrate the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona 100 years of Girl Scouting and honor the Committee of 100 Women who inspire and believe in girls at the All that Glitters is Green! Centennial with dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Details: 6 p.m.; Casino del Sol Resort and Spa, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $150; 319-3147.

Saturday to Sunday, March 24-25

• Look up in the sky to see Desert Heat return with rocket launches presented by the Southwestern Arizona Rocketry Association. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (7 p.m. special night launch) Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday; Tucson International Modelplex Park Association (TIMPA), 3250 N. Reservation Rd.; free admission; 390-2699.

• Browse a large selection of antique and modern firearms from dealers and private parties along with coins, jewelry, collectibles, and accessories at McMann’s Roadrunner Gun Show. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $9.50; under 12 free; 791-4101.

Sunday, March 25

• Enjoy nature, art, food, music by guitarist Gabriel Ayala, dance, and a live auction featuring Celebrity Auctioneer Chuck George at the Sonoran Spring Celebration. Details: 4-7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $125; 742-6455.

Wednesday to Saturday, March 28-31

• Browse thousands of books on art, history, humor, mystery, romance, sports, and more along with CD’s, DVD’s, videos, and audio books at the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Spring Book Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free admission; 229-5326.

Friday, March 30

• Enjoy the Tucson Jazz Society’s Cabaret Night at the Skyline Country Club. Details: 6 p.m.; 5200 E. St. Andrew’s Dr.; $65; 299-8484.

Friday, April 13

• Help the Tucson Jazz Society keep jazz alive in Southern Arizona by supporting their benefit gala Time After Time, intimate night of music featuring Rick Braun and Philippe Saisse. Details: 7 p.m.; Stillwell House and Garden, 134 S. 5th Ave.; $100; 903-1265.

Through Monday, April 30

• Step into a tropical greenhouse and take off on an exotic butterfly adventure that spans eleven countries with some of the most beautiful and sometimes rare butterflies of the world as Butterfly Magic Returns! Details: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $13, $7.50 under 14; 326-9686.


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Friday, March 23

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

Saturday, March 24

• Plant a perfect prickly patch of desert or succulent garden with tips from Jeffery Moore on irrigation, selecting, planting, handling, propagation, pest control and fertilizing at his class Landscaping with Cacti & Succulents. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $40, $36 members; 883-3025

• Listen to the inspiring story of the life of Christina-Taylor Green as told by her mother, Roxanna, followed by a book signing of As Good As She Imagined. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Splendido, 13500 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free but reservations required; 878-2612 or info@splendidotucson.com.

• Meet the stubborn man that pioneered Oro Valley and left his name on a ridge, a peak, and a ranch at author Barbara Marriott’s presentation George Pusch: The Man Who Helped Make a State. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Tuesday, March 27

• Spend a day learning how to make your own Tohono O’odham-style basket while you hear about the plants, materials, tools, designs, techniques, and traditions of this unique basket art form at the Tohono O’odham Basket Making Class Special Event & Fundraiser presented by artists Della and Fred Cruz. Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; $115, $100 members; 622-6014.

Wednesday, March 28

• Hear the true story of a remarkable people whose land we live on today at historian Jack Lasseter’s presentation Cochise and His Apache War. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Thursday, March 29

• Learn to identify and classify birds using slides and audio recordings at Sky Islands Tours’ Jeff Babson’s class Songbirds Part 1: Flycatchers to Kinglets. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $22 members; 326-9686.

Saturday, March 31

• Browse a wide selection of contemporary Tohono O’odham and Apache works along with antique examples from California and Arizona tribes and talks on the history, craft, and use of native baskets at the Native Basketry Show presented by author and expert Terry DeWald. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., talks at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

• Discover how you can create a wildflower garden in your own yard at gardener Connie Howard’s class on Arizona Wildflowers, one of our seasonal events of natural beauty. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686.

• Learn about native Butterflies and how you can promote their existence with plants that can help you have a great yard of butterflies to enjoy. Details: 2:30-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members; 326-9686.

Saturdays, March 31 & April 7

• Go on a gardening journey focusing on gardening design, soil, growing vegetables, and harvesting at the class Spring Veggie Gardens taught by Realm™. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $50, $40 members; 326-9686.


 

OUTDOORS

Saturday, March 24

• Take a Honey Bee Canyon Park Birding Walk with expert Mary Ellen Flynn to spot Gambel’s quail, verdins, gnatcatchers and other birds of the southwest desert. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Honey Bee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Wednesday, March 28

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 7-10 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, March 24

• Bring the family Pima County Natural Resources Axhel Muñoz’s Outdoor Family Days: The Pollination Story for an exploration of the mysteries of flowers, how they attract birds, bees and other creatures, and their importance to our foods for families with children ages 5-12. Details: 9:30-11 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with park admission; 615-7855.

• Bring kids age 10 and under to the Tucson Mall for the Easter Egg Hunt and bunny photos. Details: 10-11 a.m.; 4500 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 883-2702.

• Bring the kids to the traveling puppet theater Puppet Muzik for an eclectic mix of America’s music throughout the decades. Details: 1 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 579-0303.

Sundays through April 1

• Meet Goldilocks and the Three Bears at an interactive musical of the classic tale. Details: 1 p.m.; All Together Theatre at Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $5-$8; 327-4242.


 

VISUAL ARTS

Through Sunday, April 22

• View the Arizona Centennial Art Exhibit featuring artworks that highlight the diversity, beauty, wonder and rich history of this area. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Main Gallery, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with $8 park admission; 742-6455.

Through Sunday, May 6

• View Artful Gourds on exhibit with exceptional works of art from the hands of artists dedicated to the craft of gourd carving. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with park admission; 742-6455.


 

FILM

Saturday to Sunday, March 24-25

• View action, environmental, and adventure films from the Banff Film Festival 2012 at its Tucson stop of the world tour. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $15-$45; 547-3040.

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