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Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:13 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Date Night (PG-13)

Clash Of The Titans (PG-13)

Tyler Perry's Why Did I get Married Too? (PG-13)

The Last Song (PG)

Hot Tub Time Machine (R)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

How to Train Your Dragon 3D (PG)

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

The Ghost Writer (PG-13)

 

AMC Lowes Foothills

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

The Black Waters of Echo's Pond (R)

Date Night (PG-13)

Letters to God (PG)

Clash Of The Titans (PG-13)

Clash Of The Titans  3D (PG-13)

Tyler Perry's Why Did I get Married Too? (PG-13)

The Last Song (PG)

Hot Tub Time Machine (R)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

How to Train Your Dragon 3D (PG)

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

Shutter Island (R)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Repo Men (R)

Dear John (PG-13)

Edge of Darkness (R)

Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Book of Eli (R)

It's Complicated (R)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeaquel (PG)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Date Night (PG-13)

Clash Of The Titans (PG-13)

Clash Of The Titans  3D (PG-13)

Tyler Perry's Why Did I get Married Too? (PG-13)

The Last Song (PG)

Hot Tub Time Machine (R)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

How to Train Your Dragon 3D (PG)

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

 

THEATER

Friday, April 16

• Enjoy versatile and gifted young dancers performing an eclectic repertoire of pieces by some of the world's foremost choreographers at the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-44; 621-3341.

 

Friday to Saturday, April 16-17

• See what happens when modern dancers meet up with Afro-Brazilian movement at the New Articulations Dance Theatre spring concert Adaptations. Details: 8 p.m.; Zuzi Theater in the Historic Y, 738 N. 5th Ave.; $12-15.

 

Sunday, April 18

• Listen to the staged reading of Harold Pinters' Old Times about love and marriage, sex and betrayal, memory and knowing. Details: 7-9:30 p.m.; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; free; 327-4242.

 

Through Sunday, April 18

• Enjoy Shakespeare's romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College Black Box Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $15; 206-6986.

 

• If you're looking for your first Broadway musical, Chicago has everything you could want: knockout dancing, an edge-of-your-seat story and one showstopper after another. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-75; 800-745-3000.

 

Through Saturday, April 24

• Enjoy the Arizona Theatre Company presentation of The Second City Does Arizona, or Close But No Saguaro. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $30-50; 622-2823.

 

Through Sunday, May 2

• Enjoy the Pulitzer Prize winning play Picnic, a classic love story which starts as a neighborhood picnic and turns into a life-changing experience for a group of women in a small mid-west town. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-18; 327-4242.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, April 15

• Listen to a recital of old favorites and new challenges by internationally acclaimed tuba soloist Dr. Mark Nelson, pianist Marie Sierra, and others. Details: 7 p.m.; Pima Community College, Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

 

Saturday, April 17

• Mark your calendars for the return of Mr. Boogie Woogie Eric-Jan Overbeek with his band The Hot Wings. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $22, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to the Spring Concert of the World Music Gang. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $5.

• Listen to the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winning pianist Olga Kern. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-52; 621-3341.

 

Sunday, April 18

• Help raise funds for the Tucson Indian Center while you enjoy a String Quartet Concert performed by the Kingfisher Quartet, members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road; free will offering; 887-5127.

• Enjoy the Oro Valley Musicale featuring University of Arizona School of Music students Robyn Rocklein, mezzo soprano; pianist Rouzbeh Tebyanian; and the World Music Gang, an experiential percussion ensemble. Details: 3 p.m.; Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave; free admission with free will, tax deductible donations accepted to benefit School of Music students; 575-9901.

• Listen to a broad range of classical and popular works for men's voices across many cultures at the internationally recognized Sons of Orpheus concert. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $20, $17 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to the Music in the Park fundraiser performed by Flamenco guitarist Ismael Barajas and his trio playing a blend of styles using Salsa, Jazz, Bossa-Nova, Classical, Flamenco, as well as Mexican folk music. Details: 3-5 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; $10, under 13 free; (520) 896-9269.

• Listen to the UA Steel Bands. Details: 3 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $5-9.

• Enjoy the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Flute, Viola, Harp Trio and Wind Quintet at Moveable Musical Feasts. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Tubac Golf Resort & Spa; $110; 882-8585.

 

Monday, April 19

• Enjoy the Arizona Wind Quintet featuring faculty artists Brian Luce, flute; Neil Tatman, oboe; Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet; William Dietz, bassoon; and Daniel Katzen, horn; joined by the Arizona Graduate Winds. Details: 7 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $5.

• Listen to Jazz Improv Combos featuring a rhythm section, several horns and vocalists playing jazz standards from the Great American Songbook and more. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

 

Wednesday, April 21

• Listen to UA Studio Jazz Ensemble. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $5.

 

Thursday, April 22

• Tap your toes to the songs of The Temptations in concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Road; $35-50; $30-45 in advance; 800-745-3000.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday, April 15

• Enjoy an Offering of the Art Treasures of St. Philip's showcasing some key pieces, paired with Mozart's Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major performed by a wind ensemble. Details: 7:30 p.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 299-6421.

 

Friday, April 16

• Enjoy golf, dinner, auctions, and dancing at the Jim Himelic Memorial Golf Classic fundraiser for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Department of Neurology. Details: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Omni National Golf Resort & Spa, 2727 W. Club Drive; $60-$175; 907-5235 or www.jimhimelicfoundation.org.

 

Friday to Saturday, April 16-17

• Find new treasures, purchase baked goods, and enter the raffle at the Community Interfaith Church Yard Sale. Details: 7 a.m.-12 p.m.; 9930 N. Sky Ranch Place; free admission; www.communityinterfaithchurch.com.

 

Saturday, April 17

• Celebrate Earth Day at the University of Arizona Biosphere 2 Now Generation Festival with science/art activities, live music, new exhibits, tours, and a green jobs panel discussion. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Biosphere 2; 32540 S. Biosphere Road, Oracle; 838-6200.

• Celebrate the 16th Annual Tucson Earth Day festival with Batucaxé featuring environmentally-themed exhibits, music, performances, a parade, and food vendors. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Reid Park; free.

• View new and classic vehicles and enjoy entertainment at the Star of the Desert Motor Classic. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Desert Diamond Casino, 7350 S. Nogales Highway; $5, under 18 free; 573-4480.

• You're invited to Tohono Chul Park's 25th Anniversary bash with entertainment by Stories That Soar, Tucson's premiere literacy and performing arts group and other activities. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; members free; 742-6455.

• View the Southern Arizona Arabian Horse Association Parade of Horses and learn about the Arabian horse through hands-on demonstrations and educational exhibits. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road; free.

• Join the Tucson Tellers-of-Tales for a special spring storytelling festival. Details: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $6, $5 members; 622-6014.

 

Saturday to Sunday, April 17-18

• Take the 18th annual Oracle Artist Studio Tour as more than 60 artists and artisans will present their classic, contemporary, clever, and collectible works at home studios, galleries, and historic-site venues. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; self-guiding map and full artist listing available at the tour welcome center, 1880 American Ave.; free; www.oraclestudiotour.com.

 

Tuesday, April 20

• Attend the China Trip 2010 Orientation to find out how you can visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Ming Tombs, Shanghi, and more for $1899 including airfare, hotels, meals, and activities with English speaking tour guides sponsored by the Marana Chamber of Commerce. The trip dates are October 15-23. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Sunflower Village Center, Fiesta Room, 9401 N. Sunflower Park; 682-4314.

 

Wednesday, April 21

• Bring the whole family to Pima Community College's Earth Day Celebration 2010 to learn about native plants, animals, conservation, recycling, astronomy and geology through displays by government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 7600 N. Shannon Road, 2nd Floor; free; 206-4500.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, April 15

• View a DVD program focusing on the Anasazi: ancient ancestors of the Pueblo people who thrived in Chaco Canyon around 1200 A.D. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

• If you have memories to share about the building of and early beginnings of the Oracle Community Center, come to the Third Thursday Speaker Series preceded with a by-donation dinner. Details: 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. talk; 685 E. American Ave.; 896-3393.

 

Friday, April 16

• Get tips on Beneficial Insects, Control of the Pesky Ones, Critter Prevention from the Pima County Extension Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

• Let Tucson Audubon and Jim Danzenbaker reveal the secrets to digiscoping success at the Kowa Digiscoping Workshop. Bring your own digiscoping gear or your digital camera and test out the Kowa setup. Details: 4-6 p.m.; Tucson Audubon's Mason Center; free but registration required; eolmstead@tucsonaudubon.org.

 

Saturday, April 17

• Get your gardening and landscaping questions answered while you browse cacti, succulents, herbs, ground covers, vines, blackberry plants, and more at the Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-5161.

 

Saturdays, April 17 & 24

• Get a brief history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and its Impact on Saguaro National Park. Details: 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Sunday, April 18

• Learn to make origami cranes. Details: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with gardens admission; 326-9686.

 

Monday, April 19

• Learn about the program and offerings for the fall season training program while you mingle and enjoy appetizers at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Fall Season Reception. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; The Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way; free; 795-0091.

• Stroll down Main Avenue viewing the homes and hearing stories of the movers and shakers of early Tucson at the Twilight Walking Tour of the Mansions of Main Avenue. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; meet at the NW corner of Main Avenue & Alameda Street; www.KruseArizona.com.

 

Tuesday, April 20

• Explore the possibility of becoming a docent at the Tucson Museum of Art Prospective Docent Coffee. Class will be held in October. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, Education Building, 140 Main Ave.; free; binkyl@comcast.net.

 

Wednesday, April 21

• Do you wonder why nothing here seems to happen in a logical way? Retired City Council Member Carol West will provide you with a colorful history and opportunities for community involvement at 364 Tucson for Newcomers. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; OASIS at Junior League, 2099 E. River Road; $10, $5 members; 322-5607.

• Let historian Jack Lasseter tell you the exciting and tragic story of John C. Frémont, Pathfinder of the American West, who mapped the West for American settlement. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; a canned food donation for the Catalina Community Services Food Bank and a reservation required; 622-6014.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Thursday to Sunday, April 15-18

• Take bird walks, hear reptile talks, stargaze, identify insects, find bats, and learn about the unique landscape of Southern Arizona from experts at the Tucson Audubon Society's Annual Desert Institute. Details: Catalina State Park; 622-2230 or www.tucsonaudubon.org.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, April 17

• Salute our military youth and their families at the AZ Operations Military Kids family day event with a picnic-style lunch and children's activities including rock wall, static educational displays, ball toss, F-16 simulator, fire truck, K-9 demonstrations, basketball clinic, crafts, and more. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; YMCA Triangle Y Ranch Camp and Retreat Center, Oracle; free; jennifer.m.kartchner@us.army.mil.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Saturdays & Sundays, April 17-May 2

• View local residents' artwork at the Overton Art Group of Pima County Parks and Recreation Show and Sale. Details: 2-4 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays; Northwest Community Friends Church, 5950 N. La Cañada Drive; free.

 

Through Tuesday, April 20

• View the trail-blazing pottery and basketry work of the Black and Williams families as well as traditional work in weaving and jewelry at the exhibit Navajo Crafts - Connecting Generations. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free with park admission, $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

 

HEALTH

 

Friday, April 16

• Learn two simple techniques using meditation and visualization to improve the quality of life for chronic pain sufferers at the class Chronic Pain (Ouch!) Course #530. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Atria Senior Living, 1550 E. River Road; registration required (ages 50 and over); 322-5627.

 

Monday, April 19

• Learn about the roles of the Neurologists and the Neuropsychologist in Diagnosing Dementia from Alfred W. Kasniak, PhD and David J. Teeple, MD. Details: 1:30-3:30 p.m.; TMC Senior Services El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road; free; 324-1960.

Tuesday, April 20

• Learn All About Parkinson's at the Brain Week presentation. Details: 1:30-3:30 p.m.; TMC Senior Services El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road; free; 324-1960.

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