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Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:06 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen Encore

Edge of Darkness (R)

When in Rome (PG-13)

Extraordinary Measures (PG)

The Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Book of Eli (R)

The Lovely Bones (PG-13)

It's Complicated (R)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Avatar (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

 

Foothills

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

Edge of Darkness (R)

When in Rome (PG-13)

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)

It's Complicated (R)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

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)

Planet 51

Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)

The Fourth Kind (PG-13)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (R)

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Zombieland (R)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

The Hurt Locker (R)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Edge of Darkness (R)

When in Rome (PG-13)

Extraordinary Measures (PG)

Legion (R)

The Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Book of Eli (R)

The Lovely Bones (PG-13)

The Spy Next Door (PG)

It's Complicated (R)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

 

THEATER

Saturday, Feb. 6

• Re-imagine the world's favorite rags-to-riches tale as a fresh, hilarious and inventive marriage of ballet and jazz at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Val Caniparoli's A Cinderella Story, set in 1957. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-72; 621-3341.

 

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

 

Friday, Feb. 5

• Enjoy Tucson Symphony Orchestra's MasterWorks III Mozart & Bryant with George Hanson, conductor, and Letitia Bryant, bassoon. Details: 8 p.m.; Canyon Del Oro High School, Fine Arts Auditorium, 23 W. Calle Concordia; $33 and up; 797-3959.

 

Friday to Saturday, Feb. 5-6

• Listen to the acclaimed lead vocalist for the original Blues Brothers Band Jonny Rosch performing at Hacienda del Sol. Details: 7 p.m.-midnight; 5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Blvd.; no cover charge; 529-3500.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 6-7

• Arizona Opera presents Puccini's passionate and moving tale of life among carefree 19th-century Bohemians who celebrate each moment despite poverty and illness at Tucson Symphony Orchestra's MasterWorks Series Mozart & Bryant. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $30-40; 882-8585.

• Listen to the President's Concert featuring the Arizona Symphony Orchestra with Concerto Competition winners and a post-concert reception hosted by Friends of the School of Music. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $9; 621-1162.

 

Monday, Feb. 8

• Listen to the Brass Faculty Chamber Music Recital featuring faculty and student artists. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; free; 621-1162.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10

• Bring your sweetheart to celebrate Valentines Day with the world premiere of Love Songs with Robert Shaw and The Lonely Street Band. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $24, $22 in advance; 818-1000.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Saturday, Feb. 6

• Experience Tucson's most intriguing sculptures at the first Tucson Sculpture Festival with live music, performances and food. Details: 4 p.m.-midnight; Sculpture Resource Center, 640 N. Stone and The Mat Bevel Institute, 530 N. Stone; $3-5 donation; 495-4770. Open visitation hours for the Sculpture Fest will continue Feb. 7-13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 4-6

• Enjoy the 6th Annual Tucson Gem and Jam, a three-day music, art, and mineral event presented by the Rialto Theatre, Plush and Infinite Music that coincides with the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase. Details: 12-6 p.m.; 318 E. Congress Street; $22-25; 740-1000.

 

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 6-7

• Look for unique and special Valentine's Day gifts at the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Indoor Winter Artisan Market featuring arts and crafts, oils, photography, jewelry and children's art related activities. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Oracle Crossing Shopping Center, Oracle & Magee; free admission; 797-3959.

 

Sunday, Feb. 14

• Enjoy Valentine's Day dinner and a discussion by animal experts on the mating behaviors of wild animals at Woo at The Zoo. Details: 5 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way; $50 (age 21 and over); 881-4753. Reservation deadline: Feb. 8.

 

Through Sunday, 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.

• 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.

 

Through Monday, Feb. 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, April 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

 

Thursday, Feb. 4

• Take a walking tour of the Tucson Botanical Gardens and learn about Gardening for the Newcomer. Details: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14; 326-9686, Ext. 10.

 

Friday, Feb. 5

• Visit Flandrau Planetarium's mineral museum during the day and then journey to the top of Mount Lemmon to see their celestial counterparts through a telescope at Diamonds in the Sky. Details: Mount Lemmon SkyCenter; SkyCenter.arizona.edu or SkyCenter@as.arizona.edu.

• Learn about mining in this region and other local history at the presentation They Are Mining in Our National Parks? Details: 11:45 a.m. or 1:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Saturday, Feb. 6

• Carpool to Ventana Canyon for a Medicinal Plant Walk with clinical herbalist Pam Hyde-Nakai to learn how local flora can assist in the healing process and help prevent disease. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; meet at Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $32, $25 members (pre-registration required); 326-9686, Ext. 19.

• Travel the Pacific Northwest, by Motor Home, Jeep, Boats, and Boots in a narrated DVD presentation by Shari and Richard Thompson, including scenes from Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and British Columbia. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Saturdays & Wednesdays, Feb. 6-17

• Learn about birds and their habitat needs as well as other ecological issues at the Landscaping for Wildlife and Sustainability Course. Details: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday; Tucson Audubon Society Mason Center and other locations; $250; 622-5622.

 

Saturdays, Feb. 6-27

• Explore what will happen to you, your possessions, and your legacy when you leave this world at a lively interactive workshop, If or When I Die to discuss those aspects of end-of-life planning and contemplation that everyone must face eventually. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Pima College Community Campus; $49; www.pima.edu/continuinged.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 9

• Learn about contemporary Native American Art at the University of Arizona Museum of Art docents' Tuesday Art Talk. Details: 2 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road, #105; free; 594-5345.

• Meet the Cuckoo of the Desert and trace the natural history and behavior of the greater roadrunner. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10

• Take an Armchair Walking Tour of Historic Tucson with historian and tour guide Alan Kruse highlighting Tucson's history and architecture from 1860 to 1910. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about how to start a Community Garden with Gene Zonge, the administrator of the Community Gardens of Tucson. Details: 7 p.m.; Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive; free; 579-7094.

 

Saturdays, Feb. 13-March 7

• Save energy, conserve water and create a healthy home with tips from licensed interior designer and columnist Pamela Portwood at her class Green Interior Design. Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Triangle L Ranch, Oracle; $51; to register call Benny DeSantiago of Central Arizona College at 520-357-2812.

OUTDOORS

 

Saturday, Feb. 6

• Take a six-mile trail hike in the Rincon Mountains for new members with the Southern Arizona Hiking Club. Details: 10 a.m.; meet at Wilmot Plaza, northeast corner of Broadway and Wilmot; 312-5348.

 

Sunday, Feb. 7

• Join with Tucson Audubon to remove invasive giant reeds at the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. Details: 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m.; 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free, obtain a volunteer's parking pass to place in your windshield at the registration table; 971-2385.

 

Monday, Feb. 8

• Take a 45-minute Birdless Bird Walk in the Cactus Garden to learn about desert bird calls and identification. Details: 1:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Learn what to do if a rattlesnake crosses your path or how plants and animals survive in 115-degree heat as naturalists lead a two-hour nature walk for Sabino Secrets Revealed. Details: 2 p.m.; Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free; 749-8700.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Feb. 6

• Join a team of young kids who band together to protect a friendly alien from would-be captor earthlings in this brand new musical adventure Welcome to Planet Earth Mr. Weeeeeehooooooop featuring the TSO Brass Quintet. Details: 10 & 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; free but donations appreciated; 882-8585.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 6-7

• Run Your Fingers Through Sand and Create sand art. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $8 adults, $6 children; 792-9985.

 

 

 

Sunday, Feb. 7

• Explore how art can truly bridge time through sculpture, textiles and more in the Han and Beyond exhibition and then create a timeless work of art using mixed media for children 6-12 years and their adult companions at Picture This! Art for Families: Weaving Through Time. Details: 1 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free; 624-2333.

 

Tuesday, Friday, & Sunday, Feb. 9, 12 & 14

• Create a Valentine Heart for Someone Special. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $8 adults, $6 children; 792-9985.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Saturday, Feb. 6

• View the photographic works and photo cards of Carole Sherman at the artist reception. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

 

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

 

Thursday, Feb. 4

• Keep the year moving in the right direction with the latest lecture Heart Smart – Exercising for a Healthy Heart. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

 

Saturday, Feb. 6

• Love Your Bones with information from physicians on bone and joint health, nutrition and exercise. Details: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; free; TMC Campus Marshall Conference Center, 5301 E. Grant Road; free; 324-1960.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 9

• Learn with the medical librarians about health quackery on the Internet, spotting scams, dangers of following advice from an unknown source, and finding reliable health information websites. Details: 9 a.m.; TMC Senior Services El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road; free (pre-registration required); 324-1960.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10

• Get to Know Your Numbers at the Living Well educational series. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

 

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