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Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 6:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Roommate (PG-13)

Sanctum 3D (R)

The Mechanic (R)

The Rite (PG-13)

No Strings Attached (R)

The Dilemma (PG-13)

The Green Hornet 3D (PG-13)

Country Strong (PG-13)

The Fighter (R)

The King's Speech (R)

Inside Job (PG-13)

Foothills

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

Sanctum IMAX 3D (R)

The Roommate (PG-13)

Biutiful (R)

From Prada to Nada (PG-13)

The Mechanic (R)

The Rite (PG-13)

No Strings Attached (R)

The Dilemma (PG-13)

The Green Hornet 3D (PG-13)

Little Fockers (PG-13)

True Grit (PG-13)

The Fighter (R)

Yogi Bear (PG)

Black Swan (R)

The King's Speech (R)

127 Hours (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Burlesque (PG-13)

The Next Three Days (PG-13)

Unstoppable (PG-13)

Morning Glory (PG-13)

Due Date (R)

Megamind (PG)

Red (PG-13)

Life As We Know It (PG-13)

Secretariat (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Sanctum 3D (R)

The Roommate (PG-13)

The Mechanic (R)

The Rite (PG-13)

No Strings Attached (R)

The Dilemma (PG-13)

The Green Hornet (PG-13)

Season of the Witch (PG-13)

Country Strong (PG-13)

True Grit (PG-13)

Black Swan (R)

The King's Speech (R)

Tangled (PG)

 


 

THEATER

Thursday through Sunday; Feb. 10-27

• Enjoy the UA Dance Ensemble performance of Carmina Burana offering a mixture of ballet, modern and jazz. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday; UA Stevie Eller Dance Theatre; $32; 621-4698.

Sunday, Feb. 13

• Whether a novice or opera buff, you will enjoy Opera 101 featuring The Triumvirate of the era of Bel Canto presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 3 p.m.; St. Mark's Church, 1431 W. Magee Rd.; $20, $5 students; 797-3959.

• Experience the rhythms and powers of Taiko drumming, Japanese dance steps, singing and multiple musical instruments of Kodo's 30th Anniversary One Earth Tour. Details: 6 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$59; 621-3341.

• Mark your calendar for a fun-filled evening of comedy and music with Bernie & Red. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $22, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

 


 

MUSIC

Thursday, Feb. 10

• Listen to the standards and classics of Desert Melodies presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

• Listen to the Raymond T. Ryder Piano Recital featuring a selection of works by classic and modern composers. Details: 7 p.m.; Pima Community College Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Friday, Feb. 11

• Enjoy a repertoire that includes jazz and swing standards, pop ballads, ‘50s and ‘60s favorites, comedy and traditional barbershop songs at a performance of the Tucson barbershop quartet Sonoran Sound. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Mountain View Retirement Village, 7900 N. La Cañada Dr.; free; 229-3350.

• Enjoy an energizing performance of Soul Town featuring Charlie Hall and friends. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $25, $23 in advance; 818-1000.

Friday & Sunday, Feb. 11 & 13

• Enjoy Dancing with Liszt & Ravel - Classic Series featuring pianist Terrence Wilson's return performance with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $23-$60; 882-8585.

Saturday, Feb. 12

• Listen to your favorite hits as the innovative Canadian rock ensemble Jeans 'n Classics performs Take it to the Limit, The Music of The Eagles - Concert Special with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $23-$63; 882-8585.

• Enjoy the virtuosity of classical musician and violinist Joshua Bell accompanied by pianist Sam Haywood. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$74; 621-3341.

Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 12-13

• Don't miss the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra's performance of Bolero and more. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; or 3 p.m. Sunday; St. Andrew's Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20; 323-7166.

Sunday, Feb. 13

• Listen to the musical mix of folk, classic country, bluegrass and rock & roll of the High Desert Bluegrass Band presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and the San Lucas Community in Marana. Details: 1 p.m.; San Lucas Community Park, 14040 N. Adonis Rd.; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy the best of southern Gospel music at the Liberty Quartet concert. Details: 6 p.m.; Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene, 500 W. Calle Concordia; free; 297-8297.

• Treat your sweetheart to an evening of jazz featuring one of the genre's most accomplished musical families at Love, Romance and Brubeck with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7:30 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $35, $25 members, $20 students and active military; 903-1265.

Monday, Feb. 14

• Listen to Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Blues Foundation Hall of Fame, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist B.B. King. Details: Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$104; 621-3341.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday & Saturday, Feb. 11-12

• Browse hundreds of whimsical folk art wood carvings at the Oaxacan Carvings Show and Sale and watch carving and painting demonstrations by acclaimed artisan Jacobo Angeles. Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

Saturday, Feb. 12

• Buy, sell and trade just about anything and everything at the Marana BaZaar, a community service project of A.C.M.EstuDio (Artists, Crafters, Masters and Educators) which provides art education. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunflower Market, 3860 W. River Rd.; free; 861-7442.

• Help the American Association of University Women Tucson Branch raise funds for educational opportunities and legal advocacy at their Advocacy Fundraiser luncheon featuring keynote speaker Dr. Alberto Siquieros, superintendent, Indian Oasis Baboquivari School District. Details: 11 a.m.; Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, 5601 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd.; $29; 622-0905.

• Pamper yourself and your pet with treats and browse pet-friendly vendors at the Paws in the Plaza benefit for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Details: noon-3 p.m.; Casas Adobes Plaza, Ina & Oracle roads; www.hssaz.org.

• Watch history come to life at the Fort Lowell Day Celebration with a walking tour, cavalry drill reenactments, band music, exhibits, activities for kids, food and music. Details: noon-4 p.m.; Fort Lowell Park, 2900 N. Craycroft Rd.; free; www.oldfortlowellneighborhood.org or 318-0219.

• Bring your sweetheart to Woo at the Zoo featuring dinner and a light-hearted discussion by zoo keeper and educator Rusty Agte on the mating behaviors of wild animals. Details: 5:30 or 7 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way; $50 (over age 18 only); 881-4753.

• Bring the whole family to the 2nd Saturdays Street Festival with live music, an outdoor theater, and kids activities. Details: downtown Tucson; www.2ndsaturdays.com

Saturday to Monday, Feb. 12-14

• Treat your Valentine to an astronomy extravaganza filled with stars, constellations and other heavenly bodies that commemorate the stories of love at Astro Amore. Details: Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter; $75; www.skycenter.arizona.edu or 626-8122.

• Bring your sweetheart to the Valentine Candlelight Tour of Colossal Cave followed by dinner under the ramada. Details: 6 p.m.; Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 S. Old Spanish Trail; $45 or $85/couple; 647-7275.

Sunday & Monday, Feb. 13-14

• Make the day memorable with a Valentine's Sweetheart Ride on horseback or wagon, followed by dinner. Details: 4:30 p.m. sunset ride, 5 p.m. wagon ride, 6 p.m. dinner; Colossal Cave Mountain Park Riding Stable, 16721 S. Old Spanish Trail; $50-$100; 647-3450.

Sunday, Feb. 13

• Bring your classic or tricked out car, truck or motorcycle to the Casas Car Show or just browse the entries and snack at the food court with chocolate and roses for the ladies. Details: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. (between services); Casas Church, 10801 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 297-7238.

Tuesday, Feb. 15

• See World on a String and other tricks at a Yo-yo Demonstration featuring two-time Arizona State Champion Yo-yo-er Pat Caffrey. Details: 2:30 p.m.; The Fountains at La Cholla, 2001 W. Rudasill Rd.; free; 797-2001.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Feb. 10

• See what the Old West was really like, as illustrated by the painters of the era, and learn about the trials, tribulations and humorous side of life on the frontier at Tucson Museum of Art Sandy Cord's presentation Such Was Life in the Old West. Details: 2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

• Think critically about the moral decisions we face in our everyday lives with a discussion following a DVD presentation of key lectures from Harvard Professor Michael Sandel at Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? with this week's topics, This Land is My Land & Consenting Adults. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Friday, Feb. 11

• Learn the basis of birdwatching and how to identify the birds commonly seen in the Tucson area followed by a stroll around the half-mile trail at the Mason Center's Ironwood forest habitat. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; 3835 W. Hardy Rd.; www.tucsonaudubon.org.

• Learn about Creating a Garden with Cacti and Succulents from the Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Discover the enormous variety of Cacti of the Desert Southwest, learn about pollination strategies, and traditional uses by native peoples presented by naturalist Meg Quinn. Details: 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd.; free; 615-7855.

Saturday, Feb. 12

• Experience the depth of history in the Gila River Valley with a visit to the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, visit the Pinal County Historical Society Museum, and tour historic homes at the Old Pueblo Archeology Florence Historic Homes and the Casa Grande Ruins tour. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; depart from Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave.; $99, $39 with own transportation; 798-1201.

• Learn about the origins of heirloom vegetables, the challenges they face today, and how home gardeners can help save this living legacy by growing heirloom seeds at ethnobotanist and agricultural anthropologist Nate O'Meara's class Heirloom Vegetables for Tucson. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $32, $25 members; 326-9686.

• Get an Introduction to Nature Photography to learn basic digital camera operations, program vs. manual settings, lighting, composition, depth of field, shutter speed, shot selection and more presented by photographer Vicky Stromee. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $40, $32 members; 326-9686.

Saturdays, Feb. 12 & 26

• Take a docent-led tour of the historic Temple of Music and Art. Details: 11:30 a.m.; 330 S. Scott Ave.; free, but space is limited; 884-8210, ext. 8610.

Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 12-13

• Learn about phases of the moon, make your own craters and observe the beautiful lunar landscape through one of Kitt Peak's Visitor Center Telescopes at Moon Madness for beginners and families with children age 6 and older. Details: 3-7:20 p.m.; Kitt Peak Visitor Center; $45; $40 members, seniors and military; $25 children; 318-8726.

Tuesday, Feb. 15

• Learn about the fascinating history associated with people and mosquitoes at the class Mosquitoes and History. Details: 5-6:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7, members free; 326-9686.

• Learn about modern cosmology's insights, triumphs and timeless mysteries at the of Arizona College of Science's spring lecture series featuring University of Chicago professor Michael S. Turner with his lecture Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Inflation: The Big Mysteries of Cosmology. Details: 7 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; free; 626-5578.

Wednesday, Feb. 16

• In the spirit of Valentine's Day, join CRIZMAC's Stevie Mack for an exploration of Famous Couples in Art and Love and how their relationships impacted their individual careers. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Saturdays, Feb. 19, March 19, April 16

• Learn how to scuba dive with Planet Scuba for ages 8 and older. Details: noon-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Municipal Pool; $25; 229-5050.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Friday, Feb. 11

• Take a naturalist-guided Twilight Nature Walk to experience the quiet of the desert at dusk. Details: 5-6 p.m.; Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free; 615-7855.

Saturday, Feb. 12

• Take a Honeybee Canyon Park Birding Walk with expert Mary Ellen Flynn to spot Gambel's quail, verdins, gnatcatchers and other birds of the southwest desert. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Honeybee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 615-7855.

Wednesday, Feb. 16

• Take a leisurely Birding Walk at Sweetwater Wetlands with experts Farrish and Mark Sharon to see a variety of wintering sparrows, hawks, falcons and migrating warblers. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, Feb. 12

• Bring kids ages 5-16 to register for the Coronado Little League Spring 2011 season. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Dick's Sporting Goods, Oro Valley Marketplace; 400-8360.

• Bring the whole family to Discovery Night for a display of the microscopic universe, science fair projects, robotics demonstrations, biology and chemistry activities, and telescope viewing. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Sonoran Science Academy, 2325 W. Sunset Rd.; free; 665-3400, ext. 215.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday, Feb. 10

• Meet gourd designer Susan M. Jordan and view her works at the presentation and reception Creating a New Dimension in Gourd Art. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Steinway Piano Gallery and Fine Art, 3001 E. Skyline Dr.; free; 730-1010.

 

 

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