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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:35 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

12 Rounds (PG-13)

The Haunting in Connecticut (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (also in 3D) (PG)

Duplicity (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

The Reader (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Adventureland (R)

Fast & Furious (PG-13)

12 Rounds (PG-13)

The Haunting in Connecticut (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (also in 3D) (PG)

Duplicity (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

The Last House on the Left (R)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Watchmen (R)

Taken (PG-13)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Miss March (R)

The Uninvited (PG-13)

Inkheart (PG)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (R)

Bride Wars (PG)

Revolutionary Road (R)

Bedtime Stories (PG)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Last Chance Harvey (PG-13)

Marley & Me (PG)

The Tale of Desperaux (G)

Bolt (PG)

Twilight (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

12 Rounds (PG-13)

The Haunting in Connecticut (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (also in 3D) (PG)

Duplicity (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

The Last House on the Left (R)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Watchmen (R)

Taken (PG-13)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Gran Torino (R)

MUSIC

THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 2 AND 4

• The SaddleBrooke Singers will present “From Britain with Love,” a tribute to The Beatles, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Rutter and Gilbert and Sullivan. Details: 7:30 p.m. April 2, 4 p.m. April 4; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive (in SaddleBrooke); $15; www.dvpac.net; 818-1000.

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

• Hear the string orchestra Sejong , featuring Gil Shaham , one of the most sought-after virtuoso violinists of our time. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $25-$60; www.uapresents.org; 621-3341.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3

• Cat-Call Acappella , a seven-member, University of Arizona-based ensemble, will perform at Marana High School. Details: 3:30 p.m.; 12000 W. Emigh Road; $3 for all ages; 616-6400.

• Listing to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Stars of the Symphony , featuring the percussion quartet, string orchestra and selected soloists. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive (in SaddleBrooke); $25; www.dvpac.net; 818-1000.

SUNDAY, APRIL 5

• Listen to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra brass quintet . Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.; $20; www.tucsonsymphony.org; 882-8585.

• Tucson Jazz Society presents its annual Primavera All Stars , an all-women musical party featuring performances by former American Idol contestant Crystal Stark, Julie Anne and Katherine Byrnes. Details: 7 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Road; $25-$35; www.tucsonjazz.org; 903-1265.

TUESDAY, APRIL 7

• Listen to two masters of percussion in “Maestros in Concert,” featuring Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Zakir Hussain performing traditional Indian music and other styles. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; www.uapresents.org; $17-$40; 621-3341.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

• Percussionist Norman Weinberg and pianist Michael Dauphinais perform “Something Old, Something New,” a faculty artist series recital presented by the University of Arizona School of Music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard; free; 621-2998.

THURSDAY, APRIL 9

• The University of Arizona Archive Ensemble will perform a “Tribute to Paul Horn,” with guest jazz artists Paul Horn and Ralph Carmichael. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard; $9 general admission, $7 seniors/UA employees, $5 students; 621-2998 or 621-1162.

THEATER

FRIDAY AND SUNDAY, APRIL 3 AND 5

• The University of Arizona’s School of Music will present “The Rape of Lucretia” by Benjamin Britten, featuring the UA Opera Theater and the Arizona Symphony Orchestra. Details: 7:30 p.m. April 3, 3 p.m. April 5; Crowder Hall, southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard; $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students; www.music.arizona.edu; 621-1162 or 621-2998.

FRIDAY AND SUNDAY, APRIL 3 AND 5

• The University of Arizona School of Dance presents “Dances From Around the World,” an invitational showcasing folk and ethnic dancing in Tucson, including African, Israeli, Irish Step, Scottish, Russian, Salsa, Flamenco, Tango, Folklorico, Ceremonial, and some great American traditions such as Swing, Clogging, and maybe even some Square Dancing. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd.; $20 general admission, $16 seniors/UA employees, $10 students; 621-1162.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, APRIL 4-5

• Catch the Arizona Opera Company’s production of Puccini’s “Tosca.” Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Art and Music, 260 S. Church Ave.; go online or call for ticket prices; www.azopera.com; 293-4336.

THROUGH APRIL 5

• The Rogue Theatre presents “Immortal Longings: An Argument Erupts Among Shakespeare’s Greatest Women.” Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; Zuzi’s Dance Theatre in the Historic YWCA, 738 N. Fifth Ave.; $20 (March 19 preview is $15); www.theroguetheatre.org; 551-2053.

THROUGH MAY 3

• The Top Hat Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap,” a play about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm. One of them is a murderer. Details: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays; 3110 E. Fort Lowell Road; $16 general admission, $15 students, seniors and military personnel, $8 children 12 and younger; 326-6800.

SPECIAL EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

• Residents of SaddleBrooke Unit 21 will hold “Christmas in April,” a gala featuring silent and live auctions to benefit Adopt a Family and other SaddleBrooke community outreach programs. Details: 5 to 7 p.m.; SaddleBrooke Clubhouse, 64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd.; for more information, contact Ann Vernon at 825-6804 or ann.vernon@yahoo.com, or Victoria Waring at 825-8166 or wareings@wbhsi.net.

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, APRIL 2-4

• Sun City Vistoso presents an original variety show called “Do You Remember These?” Details: 7 p.m.; City Social Hall auditorium, 1495 Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; $10, open to the public; 825-6674.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, APRIL 2-5

• Bring the whole family to the nation’s largest student-run carnival , featuring fun rides, midway games, food and amateur and professional entertainment. Details: 4 p.m.-midnight Thursday and Friday, noon to midnight Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday; Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. First Ave.; $5 admission; 621-5610.

• Experience the story of the world’s most famous ship in “Titanic: Treasures from the Deep,” a new mobile museum full of artifacts recovered from the wreck site of the legendary ocean liner. Details: All day, Thursday-Sunday; Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road; free admission; 293-7330, ext. 4.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, APRIL 3-5

• Check out more than 450 exhibitors of green products and services at the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA) Spring Home and Patio Show . Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $8 adults, children get in free, Friday is half-price admission for seniors; www.sahbahomeshow.com; 795-3025.

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

• Celebrate the diversity of gardens in and around the Old Pueblo during the Gardeners of Tucson Golden Anniversary Tour . Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; $10; 408-5118.

• SaddleBrooke’s annual spring art and craft fair will feature booths for 80 resident artisans. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse, 38691 S. Mountain View Blvd.; free admission, lunch available; 825-8530.

• The Pima County Master Gardeners’ 12th annual home garden tour , featuring the working gardens of four master gardeners and the extension demonstration gardens. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $8 per person, including self-guided tour map; for more information, call 626-5161.

• Buy native and low-water plants for desert landscapes, butterfly, bird and wildflower gardens at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale , featuring annuals, perennials, cacti, succulents and herbs. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free admission; http://tucsonbotanical.org; 326-9686.

• Bring your pets to the Blessing of the Animals and Fair , featuring groomers, adoption booths, search-and-rescue demonstrations, food and more. Details: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; St Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Road; free; 299-9063.

• Join Native American expert Terry DeWald at the Basketry Show and Sale for a fascinating look at Indian basketry, old and new, with lectures at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; www.wnpa.org; 622-6014.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, APRIL 4-5

• The 13th annual Oro Valley Festival of the Arts will feature a variety of family-friendly activities, music and special activities commemorating Oro Valley’s 35th anniversary. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane; free admission; www.govac.org; 797-3959.

• Take the Oracle Artist Studio Tour and visit the Oracle Historical Society. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; free; www.oraclestudiotour.com; 896-9609.

SUNDAY, APRIL 5

• Enjoy an evening of elegant foods, wine and entertainment, featuring the jazz and blues ensemble the Joe Bourne Trio at the Sonoran Spring Celebration , Tohono Chul Park’s   annual fund-raiser. Details: Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $150; www.tohonochulpark.org; 742-6455.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

• Learn about essential vitamins and nutrients as part of the monthly Commit to Be Fit lecture series sponsored by Northwest Medical Center Oro Valley. Details: 7 p.m., 1551 E. Tangerine Road, Classroom A; free; www.nmcorovalley.com; 901-3500.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3

• Get answers to your gardening questions as the Pima County Cooperative Extension Center’s Master Gardeners present the “April Checklist for the Garden.” Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

SUNDAY, APRIL 5

• Archaeologist Alan Dart illustrates the arts and culture of the Southern Arizona Hohokam Indians and presents possible reasons for the eventual demise of their way of life. Details: 1 p.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

• Learn about the history of the San Pedro River Valley . Details: 3 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; free with $6 park entrance fee; (520) 896-2425.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

• Learn about new technology in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) , presented by Northwest Medical Center at the Oro Valley Public Library. Details: 3:30 p.m.; 1305 W. Naranja Road; free; 901-3500.

BOOKS

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

• Listen to award winning poet/writer Meg Files discuss “On Aging: What the Poets Know.” Details: 10:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

OUTDOORS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

• Take a 3.5-mile, round-trip sunset hike , climbing 700 feet to a beautiful ridgeline for the sunset, and then return under the moonlight. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; reservations required, free with $10 park entrance fee; www.nps.gov/sagu/; 733-5158.

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

• Grab your binoculars and join naturalist Doris Evans on a birding walk through Feliz Paseos Park, where you’re likely to see thrashers, cactus wrens, Gambel’s quail and other birds of the Desert Southwest. Details: 8 a.m.; 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free; 877-6000.

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Oro Valley’s public rights-of-way. Details: 8 a.m.; “pull” area is at east end of River Walk Drive, off Avenida Vallejo, on the south side of Lambert Lane west of First Avenue; free; 229-5070.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

• Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers and do your part to restore the health of the desert in Tucson Mountain Park and eradicate buffelgrass and other exotic weeds. Bring water, snacks, a hat, sunscreen and sturdy shoes. Details: 7 to 10 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Road (call for precise meeting location); free, ages 12 and older; reservations required; 615-7855 or e-mail eeducation@pima.gov.

THROUGH APRIL 30

• The Tucson Botanical Gardens has extended its “Butterfly Magic” exhibit , which features hundreds of butterflies from various tropical regions. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15, $10 members; www.tucsonbotanical.org; 326-9686.

CHILDREN

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

• The Children’s Earth Day Festival and Parade promotes awareness of nature, endangered species, protecting natural resources and cleaning up our planet, and includes hands-on activities, an alternative fuel show, solar competition and parade of environmentally themed floats at Reid Park. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 22nd Street and Country Club Road; free; 207-7183.

• Have a musical adventure with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Michael Fan in “Mel and Mama Cholla: Just for Kids.” Details 10 and 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.; free, but donations appreciated; www.tucsonsymphony.org; 792-9155.

SUNDAY, APRIL 5

• Come see the Easter Bunny fly in to the Pima Air and Space Museum via helicopter. Details: 1 p.m.; 6000 E. Valencia Road; free; 624-2333.

• See what you can create while painting with toy trains, cars and other fun things that have wheels and have “A Wheel of a Good Time!” Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission, $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; www.tucsonchildrensmuseum.org; 792-9985.

VISUAL ART

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 THROUGH MONDAY, MAY 11

• The Southern Arizona Arts Guild will present various works by its members in the “Symphony of Light” exhibit. Details: Toscana Studio and Gallery, 9040 N. Oracle Road; for exhibit times and details, call 575-1445.

THROUGH APRIL 9

• See Oro Valley artist Glenna Gilbert-Jones’ work in “Unique Offerings,” an exhibit of paintings, sculptures and furniture art. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; Content Interiors, 3401 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 881-6900.

THROUGH MAY 17

• See a wide range of subjects in dazzling colors approached from distinctive viewpoints at the juried art exhibit “Pencil Persuasion.” Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; www.tohonochulpark.org; 742-6455.

THROUGH JUNE 28

• Hurricanes, deforestation, tornados, wildfires — society is pummeled almost daily by stories of our turbulent world and artists are responding to the rapid environmental changes facing this generation through stunning visuals. Portraying both terror and beauty in the forces of nature and the ravages humans inflict on the land is at the center of the exhibition “Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord Between Nature and Society.” Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays–Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; www.tucsonmuseumofart.org; 624-2333.

THROUGH JUNE

• See the exhibit “Weaving: Native Baskets and Blankets,” which features pieces from Tohono Chul Park’s permanent collection. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; www.tohonochulpark.org; 742-6455.

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