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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:34 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events in the area.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG)

Friday the 13th (2009) (R)

The International (R)

Coraline (PG)

He’s Just Not That Into You (PG-13)

Pink Panther 2 (PG)

Push (PG-13)

Taken (PG-13)

Hotel for Dogs (PG)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Gran Torino (R)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG)

Friday the 13th (2009) (R)

The International (R)

Coraline 3D (PG)

He’s Just Not That Into You (PG-13)

Pink Panther 2 (PG)

Push (PG-13)

New in Town (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

The Uninvited (PG-13)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (R)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Last Chance Harvey (PG-13)

The Wrestler (R)

Gran Torino (R)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Marley & Me (PG)

The Spirit (PG-13)

The Tale of Desperaux (G)

Yes Man (PG-13)

Australia (PG-13)

Transporter 3 (PG-13)

Bolt (PG)

Twilight (PG-13)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

Role Models (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG)

Friday the 13th (2009) (R)

The International (R)

Coraline (PG)

He’s Just Not That Into You (PG-13)

Pink Panther 2 (PG)

Push (PG-13)

New in Town (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

The Uninvited (PG-13)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Gran Torino (R)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

MUSIC

FRIDAY, FEB. 20

• The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will perform a MasterWorks Concert in Oro Valley , themed “Latin Flair! Fiesta!” Mezzo-soprano Kristin Dauphinais also will perform. Details: 7 p.m. pre-concert chat with Conductor George Hanson, 8 p.m. concert; Canyon Del Oro High School Fine Arts Auditorium, 25 W. Calle Concordia; tickets start at $33 and can be purchased online at http://govac.org/events-tso.html; 797-3959.

• St. Philip’s Friends of Music will present an evening of lush romantic and impressionistic works performed by the cello/piano duo Melodia . Details: 7:30 p.m.; St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; admission is by donation to St. Philip’s Friends of Music; 258-8488.

SATURDAY, FEB. 21

• Don’t miss the DeGrazia Centennial Concert as Domingo DeGrazia — marking the 100th birthday of his late father and acclaimed artist Ted DeGrazia — performs with his five-piece Spanish-guitar band in a benefit for the American Cancer Society. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theater, 17 W. Congress St.; $25-$50; 624-1515.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 21-22

• Think of Horowitz mixed with Liberace with an ounce of Victor Borge and you’ve got a picture of Mac Frampton, a solo pops concert pianist . Details: 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive (in SaddleBrooke); $20, $22 at door; 818-1000.

SUNDAY, FEB. 22

• Listen to old-time bluegrass by musicians of all ages at the Southern Arizona Old Time Fiddler’s Association Old Time Fiddle Contest . Details: 10 a.m.; Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 22nd Street and Country Club Road; free; 791-4079.

TUESDAY, FEB. 24

• Listen to an all-Beethoven program as Philippe Entremont conducts the Munich Symphony Orchestra . Details: 7:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $30-70; 621-3341.

FRIDAY, FEB. 27

• The University of Arizona Symphonic Choir will present “Music of Love and War,” a concert featuring faculty artist John Brobeck on organ . Details: 7:30 p.m.; Christ Church United Methodist, 655 N. Craycroft Road; free; 621-2998.

SATURDAY, FEB. 28

• The University of Arizona School of Music will present a guest artist recital featuring the internationally

acclaimed quartet Trombones de Costa Rica . Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, on the southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard; free; 621-2998.

THEATER

TUESDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 24-MAR. 1

• Take a trip to the good ’ole days of poodle skirts, drive-ins and T-birds with the musical “Grease.” Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 80 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-60; 321-1000.

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, FEB. 25-MARCH 8

• Cut loose and bring back all the over-the-top fun of the 1980s with “Footloose,” a high-energy musical based on the popular 1984 movie. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $18; 206-6986.

THROUGH FEB. 28

• See the hilarious off-Broadway hit “Camping with Henry and Tom,” inspired by an actual event in which President Harding, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison tried to escape civilization in the Maryland woods but could not escape each other. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Invisible Theater, 1400 N. First Ave; $22-25; 882-9721.

THROUGH MAR. 8

• See Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Lost in Yonkers,” set in 1942 about two young boys who find themselves in a new world with a family they hardly know. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; 327-4242.

DANCE

THURSDAY, FEB. 19

• The internationally recognized Flamenco Vivo Carlotta Santana Company will perform “Fiesta Flamenca.” Details: 7:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $18-$42; 621-3341; www.uapresents.org.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 20-MAR. 1

• Nationally recognized University of Arizona dance ensemble Premium Blend mixes ballet with modern and jazz styles. Details: 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays; UA Stevie Eller Dance Theater, 1737 E. University Blvd.; $23; 621-3341.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, FEB. 19

• Gather information on health care in Pima County and Southern Arizona at the Health Care Community Forum . Details: 6 p.m.; Pima Community College West, 2202 W. Anklam Road; free; 206-4500.

THURSDAY-TO SATURDAY, FEB. 19-21

• Browse one-of-a-kind rugs — woven of Churro sheep, carded, spun and dyed using plants, bark, insects and mineral sources — at the Zapotec Weavings Trunk Show . Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; 742-6455.

FRIDAY, FEB. 20

• Listen to cowboy poetry and songs by Eldon Housley . Details: 2 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road; 579-0303.

• Join RA Sushi and 92.9 The Mountain radio station for the “Rock and Rolls for Charity” fundraiser to benefit Primavera Foundation and the Arizona Cancer Center as two radio personalities create their own sushi rolls with input from RA’s head sushi chef. Details: 11 a.m.-11 p.m., RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; 615-3970.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 21-22

• Meet 200 of the most renowned Native American artists and shop for top-quality artwork, pottery, Hopi kachina dolls, paintings, jewelry, baskets, rugs, blankets and much more at the Southwest Indian Art Fair . Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Arizona State Museum, 1031 E. University Blvd.; $8 adults, $3 ages 12-16; 626-8381.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 21-MAR. 29

• Tour cosmetic legend Merle Norman’s 1950s era historic ranch estate, Rancho Merlita, during the Tucson Museum of Art League’s fundraiser “Designer Showhouse.” The spacious home and grounds have been completely redecorated inside and out by 27 well known Tucson interior and exterior designers. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays; 8520 E. Wrightstown Road; $20; 722-7436.

SUNDAY, FEB. 22

• Dove of Peace Lutheran Church will hold its second community French Quarter Jazz Mass and traditional Mardi Gras Jumbalaya Feast to raise money for long-term relief needs of hurricane victims along the Gulf Coast. Details: 11 a.m. mass, 12:15 feast; 665 W. Roller Coaster Road; free, but donations accepted; 887-5127.

• Spend “An Afternoon with Baxter Black,” the beloved cowboy-poet and his left-hand sense of humor. Details: 2 p.m., Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $25, $20 members; 742-6455.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 27-MAR. 1

• See collections of antique and contemporary American Indian art, Aztec dancers, and Indian food at the 37th-annual Tucson Indian Arts and Crafts Show . Details: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave., (650) 327-2266.

BOOKS

SATURDAY, FEB. 21

• Listen to local author Chi Newman read from her book — “Farewell, My Bejing: The Long Journey From China to Tucson” — about her childhood experiences coming from a privleged life in China to her new home in Tucson. Details: 2 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road; 579-0303.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

SATURDAY, FEB. 21

• Learn about the Anza Trail and colonizing expedition in 1775 as Anza passed through the Tucson area with about 300 people and a lot of cattle, horses and mules on his way to create a settlement at San Francisco. Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Get details about the challenges facing Tucson, Phoenix and Flagstaff at the Arizona Humanities Council’s presentation “Fuel for Growth: Water Challenges Facing Arizona.” Details: 3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25

• Hear how the Navajo Code Talkers weaved their language into a cipher that the enemies were unable to understand during World War II. Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

SATURDAY, FEB. 21

• Help remove invasive giant reeds during the Tucson Audubon Sabino Habitat Restoration Volunteer Day . Details: 8 a.m.; Sabino Canyon’s Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; 626-4107.

• Join Pima County naturalist Meg Quinn for a leisurely walk to learn about the many uses of desert plants for food, building materials, fiber and medicine. Details: 8 a.m.; Pima County Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free, but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Do your part to restore the health of the desert in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers as they work to eradicate buffelgrass and other exotic weeds. Details: 8 a.m.; Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Road; meet at the caretaker’s house across from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum; free; 615-7855. 

• Explore “Life in the Pond” to learn how a desert oasis supports life that otherwise wouldn’t survive in the Sonoran Desert. Details: 11 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

TUESDAY, FEB. 24

• Learn about the beautiful and unique flora and fauna of Sabino Canyon during a plant and bird walk. Details: 8:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon’s Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free with $5 park entry fee; 749-8700.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25

• Have you ever noticed a hole in the ground and wondered what animal made it? Learn about our wildlife neighbors on a walk titled “Home is Where the Hole Is.” Details: 10 a.m.; Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Road; free; 615-7855.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH THURSDAY, FEB. 19

• See Kathy Robbins’ watercolors of Southwestern images, Mexican scenes and plant life in her show “Into the Wild Blue Yonder.” Details: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

SATURDAY, FEB. 28-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.; 624-2333.

THROUGH MARCH 4

• See the paintings of top fantasy surrealist and still-life artist Ilene Meyer , whose paintings have been inspired by her travels and explorations of cultures, philosophy, geography and science. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays; Mountain Shadow Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive; free admission; 577-6301.

THROUGH MARCH 5

• See some of the best juried watercolor artists in Arizona at the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Signature Show . Details: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday; Murphey Gallery, St. Phillips in the Hills Episcopal Church, at Campbell Avenue and River Road; free; 399-3305.

THROUGH MARCH 8

• Kick up those rodeo boots for some wild “Western Gone Wild” artwork , featuring cowboys, cowgirls, rodeo scenes, horses and Southwest landscapes with fresh perspectives and contemporary pizzazz. Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays; Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 1825 E. River Road, Suite 111; free; 529-4886.

• Explore the comical side of Arizona life through art that lampoons the state’s landmarks, symbols, unusual animals, the myth and reality of the wild West, tourism, current events and amusing historical and political figures, part of the “Laughing Matters: Arizona Humor” exhibit. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free with park entrance fee; $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students; 742-6455.

CHILDREN

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 19-22

• Children can get ready for Carnaval as they make colorful beaded necklaces. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission, $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

TUESDAY, FEB. 24

• Get ready for the rodeo and decorate your own western bandana and paper bag vest during the Tucson Children’s Museum’s “Rodeo Days: Dress the Part.” Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

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