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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Conspitator (PG-13)

Rio The Movie (G)

Rio The Movie 3D (G)

Scream 4 (R)

Arthur (PG-13)

Hanna (PG-13)

Soul Surfer (PG)

Your Highness (R)

Hop (PG)

Source Code (PG-13)

Limitless (PG-13)

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

Foothills

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

The Conspitator (PG-13)

Rio The Movie (G)

Rio The Movie 3D (G)

Scream 4 (R)

Born to Be Wild 3D (G)

Arthur (PG-13)

Hanna (PG-13)

Soul Surfer (PG)

Your Highness (R)

Hop (PG)

Insidious (PG-13)

Source Code (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG)

Limitless (PG-13)

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

Rango (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Take Me Home Tonight (R)

Drive Angry (R)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (PG-13)

The Roomate (PG-13)

No Strings Attached (R)

The Green Hornet (PG-13)

Tron: Legacy (PG)

Yogi Bear (PG)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG)

Black Swan (R)

Tangled (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

African Cats (G)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (PG-13)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Rio The Movie (G)

Rio The Movie 3D (G)

Scream 4 (R)

Arthur (PG-13)

Hanna (PG-13)

Soul Surfer (PG)

Your Highness (R)

Hop (PG)

Insidious (PG-13)

Source Code (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG)

Limitless (PG-13)

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

 


 

THEATER

Friday to Saturday, April 22-23

• Enjoy performances from popular and well-loved operas and musicals at Pima Community College Music: Opera and Musical Theatre Scenes. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Saturday to Sunday, April 23-24

• Enjoy a performance of the classical ballet Swan Lake set to one of Tchaikovsky's most enduring scores presented by Ballet Tucson. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $26-$41; 621-3341.

Through Saturday, April 23

• Enjoy a performance of Warren G. Bodow's new comedy Fronting the Order. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; $19; 882-0555.

Through Sunday, April 24

• Tap your toes at the international dance sensation Burn the Floor direct from its record-breaking run on Broadway. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday; 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $30-$55; 800-745-3000.

• Enjoy a performance of the hilarious quick-change horror spoof The Mystery of Irma Vep presented by the Arizona Theatre Company. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $30-$55; 622-2823.

Tuesday to Wednesday, April 26-27

• Bring the kids for an evening of fun and learning healthy habits through song and dance at Sesame Street Live Elmo's Healthy Heroes. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. Wednesday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $15-$47; 800-745-3000.

 


 

MUSIC

Friday, April 22

• Celebrate two great American art forms with Lisa Otey and friends at Jazz Meets Blues. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy the music of jazz saxophonist, flutist, and composer Greg Abate with the Dan Delaney Band sponsored by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 8 p.m.; JW Marriot Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $35, $25 members/active military, $20 students; 903-1265.

Saturday, April 23

• Listen to the cross-pollinated Gypsy music of the Fishtank Ensemble presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds., Suite 147; $23, $20 advance; 800-594-8499.

Monday, April 25

• Enjoy the Pima Community College Jazz Improv Combos in concert featuring two jazz combo groups, each with a rhythm section, several horns and a vocalist. Details: 7:30 p.m.; PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theater, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Tuesday, April 26

• Listen to the jazz vibes of Homero Ceron presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Thursday to Friday, April 28-29

• Enjoy the Tucson International Mariachi Showcase. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $10-$89; 800-745-3000.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday and Saturday, April 22 & April 23

• Learn about the Aztec people through ceremonial dances and regalia during the El Bailar Azteca performed by the Nahui Ollin Aztec Dancers. Musician Tom Short performs on Saturday. Details: noon, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. both days; Old Town Artisans Complex, 201 N. Court Ave.; free; 623-5787.

Saturday, April 23

• Buy, sell or trade just about anything and bring new and recycled art supplies for Marana area schools to the Marana BaZaar. Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Continental Reserve Park, 8568 N. Continental Reserve Loop; free; 861-7442.

• Browse the blooms at the Tucson Area Iris Society Spring Show and Sale. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Harlow Gardens, 5620 E. Pima St.; free admission; 743-7993.

• Help raise funds for the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation at the CSNY and Santana Tribute with music of the sixties performed by local tribute bands Borboletta and Five Way Street. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $12; 547-3040.

Monday, April 25

• Honor indigent and homeless veterans with the Missing in America Project at their combined burial procession from Tucson to the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista. Details: 11 a.m.; Adair Funeral Home, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd.; www.miap.us.

Tuesday, April 26

• Celebrate Israel's blend of cultures with live music and refreshments at the Mimuna Festival & Concert. Details: 6-10 p.m.; Temple Emanu-El, 255 N. Country Club Rd.; $12, $10 in advance, under 12 free.; www.jewishtucson.org.

Wednesday to Friday, April 27-29

• Enjoy mariachi performances, shopping, culinary art events, and family-friendly activities at the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance's Mariachi Mercado. Details: 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, 2-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday; TCC Outdoor Plaza, 260 S. Church Ave.; free admission; 797-3959.

Saturday, April 30

• Enjoy an evening of dining, entertainment, live music, dancing and casino style games at the Marana Unified School District annual fundraising event Shooting for the Stars. Details: 6-11 p.m.; Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney Rd.; $75; 579-7183.

• Enjoy a white-tablecloth cowboy dinner under the stars and a live auction of unique items followed by a western line dance party at the Frontier Fixin's benefit for Oracle State Park and the Oracle Historical Society. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Kanally Ranch House, Oracle State Park; $50; 896-9269.

• Spend the day playing with words at the UA Poetry Center's Young at Art Festival featuring music, storytelling, Haiku improv for middle school students, the blue banjo barbecue and a youth slam for high school students kicked off by Patricia Smith, four-time individual National Slam champion. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. (at Vine Avenue); www.poetrycenter.arizona.edu or 626-9625.

Through Saturday, April 30

• Step into Butterfly Magic at the Tucson Botanical Gardens' tropical greenhouse and experience some of the beautiful, exotic and rare butterflies of the world. Details: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12; 326-9686, ext. 10.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, April 21

• Squeeze in time to feed both your body and your mind at Sandwiched In with boxed lunches from Beyond Bread available for $8 featuring Denita Sewell, Curator of Fashion Design at the Phoenix Art Museum discussing Theatre de la Mode, a post-WWII miniature fashion exhibit. Details: 12:15-1:15 p.m.; The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; $5; 881-0606.

• Examine the occurrences of funky-folk art from a cultural perspective and explore its presence along the highways, city streets, and rural America at Dr. Jaquay's presentation Funky Art sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Nanini Branch Library, 7300 N. Shannon Rd.; free; 594-5365.

• Identify Southern Arizona's Wildflowers that you see in the desert with Jeff Babson. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

• Explore both world-famous and lesser-known national parks with guide Jeff Wallner in celebration of National Parks Week: 50 States, 50 Parks. Details: 7-8:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free; 733-5153.

Friday, April 22

• Learn about Vines For Trellises, Fences and Containers; Ground Covers for Shady Areas from the Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Learn about the effects of climate change on desert plants and animals at Life on the Edge: Plant and Animal Survival Strategies. Details: 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday, April 23

• Learn about current research at UA Advance Sustainable Technologies Data Blitz in anticipation of Earth Day at Science Saturday. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Biosphere 2, 32540 S. Biosphere Rd., Oracle; free with museum admission $20, $13 children; 520-838-6137.

• Learn about the history and meaning of mariachi music from author and Mariachi enthusiast Gil Sperry at Mariachi for Gringos: Unlocking the Secrets of Mexico's Macho Music. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Take the Historic Kitchens and Cooks of Oracle Tour led by history author and researcher Catherine Ellis and discover the ingenuity and cultural diversity that were hallmarks of the Southwest frontier.

Details: 1-4:30 p.m.; tour begins at Rancho Linda Vista, 1955 W. Linda Vista Rd., Oracle; free but reservations required; 520-896-9609.

Tuesday, April 26

• Learn about mining and other local history at the program They Are Mining Our National Park? Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Tuesdays, April 26 & May 3

• Look into a very interesting American decade at the presentation U.S. History: The 1920s - A Social History usually identified with Prohibition, flappers, and crime but with much more going on in society. Details: 2:30-5 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

Wednesday, April 27

• Journey back into the 1860s as historical re-enactor Van Fowers gives his interpretation of The Life and Times of Tom Jeffords, the "Blood Brother of Cochise." Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about creating a better system to protect the public and help persons with serious mental illness in the aftermath of the Jan. 8th shootings at the Schorr Family Award & Community Forum on Mental Illness. Details: 1:45-5:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall,1020 E. University Blvd.; free; ww.cpsa-rbha.org.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Thursday, April 21

• Take a 1.5-mile hike to learn how species become threatened, endangered or extinct at Lost and Gone Forever. Details: 9:45-11:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Friday, April 22

• Take a Bird Walk for Beginners led by volunteers to look for common desert birds following a brief review of bird watching. Details: 8-10:30 a.m.; Tucson Audubon Society Mason Center, 3835 W. Hardy Rd.; 629-0510.

• Take an easy, naturalist-led Night Walk to explore and experience the Sonoran Desert at night. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee (reservations required); 733-5153.

Wednesday, April 27

• 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.

• See warblers, swallows, flycatchers, vireos, Harris' hawks, and other species on a Bird Walk at Sweetwater Wetlands led by experts Farrish and Mark Sharon. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, April 23

• Learn about the history, math and science behind aircrafts with projects to make and take home at Soaring Saturdays for ages 5 and older. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.; free with museum admission; 618-4819.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Friday, April 22

• Try the new Art After Dark program at the Tucson Museum of Art with live music, performances, art making with local artists, and after-hours gallery tours with a curator. Details: 8 p.m.; 140 N. Main Ave.; $10, members free; 624-2333.

Through Saturday, April 30

• View the Art Gallery Exhibit, a Small Painting Show by the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Details: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free; 791-4010.

• Enjoy the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Wow (Watch Our Walls) featuring a show and sale of work in a variety of media by guild members and non-members. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 5605 E. River Rd., #131; free admission; 825-3449.

Through Thursday, May 12

• View the works of African artist Kioko Mwitiki inspired by observing the wildlife and plants indigenous to Nairobi, Kenya. Details: 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8 adults, $4 children; 326-9686.

Through Monday, May 30

• See how local children express their understandings of watersheds and share their view of the natural world with poetry and mixed media art at the Tucson's River of Words 2011 Youth Poetry and Art Traveling Exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday; Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd.; free; 615-7855.

 


 

FILM

Friday & Sunday, April 22 & 24

• See one of the most famous Biblical films of all times, The Ten Commandments presented in conjunction with The Rialto Building's King Tut Exhibition. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $6-$8; 547-3040.

Tuesday, April 26

• View the psychological thriller Black Swan . Details: 2:15 & 7 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $3; www.DesertViewCC.org.

 


 

HEALTH

Wednesday, April 27

• Learn how to address the threat that noise poses to a person's hearing and how to avoid noise-induced hearing loss at Dr. Jonathan Laras' presentation Noise Awareness, part of the Touch My Heart lecture series. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd., classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

 

 

 

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