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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:19 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Extraordinary Measures (PG)

The Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Book of Eli (R)

The Lovely Bones (PG-13)

The Spy Next Door (PG)

Leap Year (PG)

Youth in Revolt (R)

It's Complicated (R)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG)

Avatar (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Up in the Air (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

 

Foothills

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

Extraordinary Measures (PG)

Legion (R)

To save a life (PG-13)

The Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Book of Eli (R)

The Lovely Bones (PG-13)

The Spy Next Door (PG)

Leap Year (PG)

It's Complicated (R)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG)

Avatar (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

The Young Victoria (PG)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Up in the Air (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Everybody's Fine (PG-13)

Ninja Assassin (R)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)

The Fourth Kind (PG-13)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (R)

Amelia (PG)

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Zombieland (R)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Extraordinary Measures (PG)

Legion (R)

The Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Book of Eli (R)

The Lovely Bones (PG-13)

The Spy Next Door (PG)

Leap Year (PG)

It's Complicated (R)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG)

Avatar (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Up in the Air (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

 

THEATER

 

Thursday to Saturday, Jan. 28-30

• Find yourself Laughing Wild at Christopher Durang's adult comments on modern life in 1980s urban America. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arid Rose Theater, 1859 W. Grant Road; $10; 982-6812.

 

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 29-31

• Tucson Music Hall becomes the Big Top when Cirque de la Symphonie fills the stage with high-flying action and amusing circus antics set to music of Tchaikovsky, Ravel, John Williams, and more performed by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; 260 S. Church Ave.; $24-62; 882-8585.

 

Saturday, Jan. 30

• Be there for the live national radio broadcast of Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion featuring Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors and additional guests. Details: 3:45 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $27-52; 800-745-3000.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 30-31

• Enjoy the Arizona Balalaika Orchestra's 30th Annual Winter Concert of Russian Music and Dance at Pima Community College's Center for the Arts. Details: 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $15, $10 students; 206-6986.

• Listen to James Gooden recreate some of the most interesting and important moments in American history at Fireside Chats with FDR. Details: 3 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; Arid Rose Theatre, 1859 W. Grant Road; $16; 722-1534.

 

Through Thursday, Feb. 18

• Enjoy [title of show], Arizona Theatre Company's unpredictable and uproarious tongue-in-cheek musical about show business and making one's dreams come true. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $31-54; 622-2823.

 

Through Saturday, March 27

• Catch the 1810 revolutionary spirit as a man becomes an outlaw in the process of reclaiming his family's estate from the greedy relatives who cheated him out of it, in the comedy The Cisco Kid. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 6:30 & 9 p.m. Saturday; 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95; 886-9428.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, Jan. 28

• Listen to the nationally and internationally acclaimed premier collegiate choral ensemble Luther Nordic Choir Concert under the direction of Craig Arnold. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $15, $10 students; 749-2979.

 

Saturday, Jan. 30

• Listen to a wide variety of musical styles and periods, from pop and jazz to march selections and classical compositions performed by the Tucson Concert Band directed by Dr. Herschel Kreloff. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $15, $12.50 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to singer and pianist Michael Feinstein bring his vibrant Sinatra Project to life with a blazing big band and his own inimitable panache. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $33-72; 621-3341.

 

Sunday, Jan. 31

• Take a gay romp through the best of Broadway and Hollywood with Desert Voices, Arizona's Premier GLBTS chorus. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $22, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to popular rock group Heart at the Diamond Center. Details: 7 p.m.; Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Road; $40-70, $35-65 in advance; 800-745-3000.

• Listen to Nota Bene featuring music faculty Sandy Schwoebel on flute, soprano Elena Todd and pianist Jeffrey Campbell. Details: 3 p.m.; Pima Community College Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6; 206-6986.

• Enjoy the Amelia Rieman Opera Competition at Crowder Hall. Details: 2 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; free; 621-1162.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 3

• Purchase your tickets now for the Native American flutist Scott August concert to benefit the Western National Parks Association. Details: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $15, $12 members; 622-6014.

• Listen to Trio Arizona, faculty artists Neil Tatman, oboe; William Dietz, bassoon; and Paula Fan, piano. Details: 7 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $5; 621-1162.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday to Saturday, Jan. 29-30

• View pot-forming and painting demonstrations at the Mata Ortiz Pottery Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free admission; 622-6014.

 

Saturday, Jan. 30

• Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast at the Oracle Community Center's Annual Membership Drive. Details: 7 a.m.-12 p.m.; 685 E. American Ave., Oracle; $6, $5 members, $3 children.

• Get some bargains at St. Mark's United Methodist Church Rummage Sale with household goods, clothing, toys, books, bedding, electronics, furniture and more. Details: 7 a.m.-12 p.m.; 1431 W. Magee Road; free admission.

• View the Arizona Meteorite Exhibition and listen to talks by scientists about their discoveries. Details: 6-9 p.m.; University of Arizona Lunar & Planetary Lab, 1629 E. University Blvd.; free; 621-6106.

• Enjoy an evening of music, entertainment and Creole and Cajun food as Mardi Gras 2010 brings a piece of New Orleans to Tucson to benefit the Community Food Bank. Details: 7 p.m.; The Manning House, 450 W. Paseo Redondo; $100; 622-0525.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 30-31

• Browse juried works from more than 20 artists at the SaddleBrooke Fine Art Festival to benefit the SaddleBrooke Art League. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; SaddleBrooke Club House, 64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd.; free admission; 682-7033.

• Watch Superior rebuild and blossom as you tour several historic homes and buildings, browse arts and antiques, or visit the museum for talks by authors and historians. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; tours begin at the Superior Chamber office, 200 W. Main Street; $10 for tours, other events free; 520-689-0200 or www.superiorarizonachamber.org.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 30-Feb. 14

• Browse the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase, an international marketplace spread over town with dozens of locations at hotels, in shops, under giant tents, and at the Tucson Convention Center. For details, call 800-638-8350.

 

Sunday, Jan. 31

• Honor UA President Robert Shelton at the President's Luncheon featuring Concerto Competition winners to benefit the Music Advisory Board Student Fund Endowment. Details: 12 p.m.; the Arizona Inn; $100; 621-7023.

 

Sunday to Sunday, Jan. 31-Feb. 14

• Look for treasures at the American Indian Exposition featuring American Indian artists and artisans selling original art, craftworks, and native foods. Details: Flamingo Hotel Ballroom, 1300 N. Stone Ave.; 622-4900.

 

Wednesday to Monday, Feb. 3-8

• Discover vintage through contemporary pieces as well as antique and handmade beads and more at the Whole Bead Show. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Windmill Inn, 4250 N. Campbell Ave.; $5; 800-292-2577.

 

Through Friday, Apr. 30

• Enjoy Arizona's only live tropical Butterfly exhibit as Butterfly Magic Returns to the greenhouse at Tucson Botanical Gardens with hundreds of spectacular butterflies from all over the world. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $6.50 children; 326-9686.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Friday, Jan. 29

• Take a carpooling educational tour to explore Ventana Cave and Tohono O'odham Nation Archaeology and Culture led by Old Pueblo Archaeology Center's director, Allen Dart. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; depart from Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Avenue; $40, $32 members (advance reservations required); 798-1201.

 

 

• Learn how to prepare a tea to improve nutrition and digestion, make an herbal salve for skin conditions and create a liniment for joints at Clinical Herbalist Pam Hyde-Nakai's class Plants as Medicines. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $32, $25 members; 326-9686, Ext. 19.

• Learn how to make Butterflies and Birds Welcome Additions to your Garden by planting their favorite flowers with suggestions from the Pima County Extension Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

• Get the best view through a 24-inch telescope at the evening observing program Mars Strikes! when the distance between the earth and Mars is at a minimum. Details: 3 p.m.; Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, 9800 Ski Run Road; $48, $25 children; 626-8122.

 

Saturday, Jan. 30

• Learn about wildlife at Saturday Morning at the Mason Center featuring guest speakers with presentations on Getting from Here to There: The Who, What, Where and Why of Wildlife Linkages and Studies of Bobcats in Urban Environments. Details: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tucson Audubon's Mason Center, 3835 W. Hardy; free; www.tucsonaudubon.org.

• Learn how to design your own kitchen garden that provides fresh produce year round with ethnobotanist and agricultural anthropologist Nate O'Meara, M.A. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $32, $25 members; 326-9686.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 2

• Learn how to maintain your Tucson garden without back-breaking work at the Garden Maintenance class covering when and how to prune, pest management, fertilizing, tool care, mulching, weeding and irrigation checks. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686, Ext. 19.

• Visit gravesites and hear stories of some of Tucson's most interesting characters including John Behan, the Catholic Bishops, the Sisters of St. Joseph's, Solomon Warner, and Leopoldo Carrillo at the Holy Hope Cemetery Tour presented by KruseArizona. Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; 3555 N. Oracle Road; $15; 881-1638.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Thursday, Jan. 28

• Take Night Make Day on a relatively flat 3-hour hike up a desert wash during the transition from day to night. Details: 4:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee (reservations required); 733-5158.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 3

• Take an easy walk with a Pima County naturalist to learn about the Birds and Botany of Feliz Paseos Park. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free; 615-7855.

 

CHILDREN

 

Through Friday, Jan. 29

• Girls in the 2nd through 12th grades who want to sing can audition for the Tucson Girls Chorus and develop their talents. Details: 4-6:30 p.m.; Mehl Foothills Park, 4020 E. River Road; www.tucsongirlschorus.org.

 

Saturday, Jan. 30

• Dress in your fanciest clothes to attend the Fancy Nancy Tea Party for ages 3 and up. Details: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Saturday, Jan. 30

• View Cars and Thickets, a new exhibit of paintings and ink washes on paper which explore the car as mediator both of the passing Southwest landscape and human interaction. Details: 1-5 p.m.; RLV Gallery at Rancho Linda Vista, 1955 W. Linda Vista Road, Oracle; free; 520-896-2969.

• View the Roads Less Traveled juried exhibit featuring local artists. Details: opening reception 3-6 p.m.; Blue Raven Gallery & Gifts, 3054 N. 1st Ave., Suite 4; free; 623-1003. Exhibit continues through March 20.

 

Sunday to Monday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1

• Meet gem sculptor Helen Serras-Herman and view her new exhibit Copper Trails of unique gem sculpture and jewelry art. Details: 12-3 p.m. Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Monday; Tansey Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive, #109; free; 577-6301.

 

Through Friday, Feb. 12

• See how local children express their understandings of watersheds and share their view of the natural world at the Tucson's River of Words Youth Poetry and Art Traveling Exhibit of award winning poetry and mixed media art. Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free, 615-7855.

 

Through Sunday, March 7

• View art works inspired by ranching cowboys, mythic cowboys, urban cowboys, and even rodeo cowgirls including rodeo images by Cowgirl Hall of Fame photographer Louise Serpa at Tohono Chul Park's new exhibit Meanwhile Back at the Ranch. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $2-7; 742-6455.

 

Through Friday, March 12

• See an unparalleled show of Western art featuring Diana Madaras at the Empire 100 Western Art Show & Sale sponsored by Northern Trust and the Empire Ranch Foundation. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 3450 E. Sunrise Drive; free admission; 888-364-2829.

• View the Campus Christian Center Art Exhibit of photographs and abstract art. Details: 9 a.m-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; UA Art Gallery, 715 N. Park Ave.; free; 623-7575.

 

Through Friday, April 30

• View oil paintings by Ted DeGrazia created while he was studying and working in the Diego Rivera Studio in Mexico City in 1942. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan; free; 299-9191.

• View DeGrazia's The Way of the Cross and listen to an audiotape made by the late artist providing his insightful comments about the significance of the paintings that depict the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan; free; 299-9191.

 

Through Friday, July 2

• View Yoeme Carving: Generations of Wooden Face, masks carved for ceremonial dancers whose wooden, carved mask represents a family tradition passed down for centuries. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7, $5 seniors/military; $3 students; $2 children; 742-6455.

 

HEALTH

 

Wednesday, Jan. 27

• Let Dale Morgan, Director of Cardiac and Vascular Services at Oro Valley Hospital, tell you how you can become part of the Touch My Heart Program developed to support and improve the cardiac health of anyone who is interested in a healthier lifestyle. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, Classrooms A&B; free; 866-694-9355.

 

Saturday, Jan. 30

• Learn from leading national and local experts about exercise and other ways to live well with Parkinson's at the Davis Phinney Foundation Victory Summit. Details: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; free; 877-274-7673.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

• Learn about diet and nutrition at the Arizona Cancer Center Lecture presented by Michelle Bratton. Details: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

 

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