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Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:33 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

New in Town (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

The Uninvited (PG-13)

Inkheart (PG)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (R)

Hotel for Dogs (PG)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Defiance (R)

Revolutionary Road (R)

Bedtime Stories (PG)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Gran Torino (R)

Frost/Nixon (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Coraline 3D (PG)

Pink Panther 2 (PG)

Push (PG-13)

New in Town (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

The Uninvited (PG-13)

Inkheart (PG)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (R)

Hotel for Dogs (PG)

My Bloody Valentine 3D (R)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Bride Wars (PG)

Defiance (R)

Revolutionary Road (R)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Last Chance Harvey (PG-13)

The Wrestler (R)

Gran Torino (R)

Frost/Nixon (R)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Tale of Desperaux (G)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13)

Australia (PG-13)

Four Christmases (PG-13)

Quantum of Solace (PG-13)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

Role Models (R)

Zach and Miri Make a Porno (R)

Changeling (R)

The Secret Life of Bees (PG-13)

W. (PG-13)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

New in Town (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

The Uninvited (PG-13)

Inkheart (PG)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (R)

Hotel for Dogs (PG)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Bride Wars (PG)

Defiance (R)

Revolutionary Road (R)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Gran Torino (R)

Frost/Nixon (R)

Twilight (PG-13)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

THEATER

SATURDAY, FEB. 7

• See “The Ant & The Elephant,” a family musical set in a jungle with animals telling the story of how one good deed led to a most unusual friendship. It’s based on the children’s book inspired by the Aesop fable “The Ant and the Dove.” Details: 2 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $10-17; 621-3341.

• Experience an exquisite French soirée, complete with dazzling street performers, a wide range of musical acts, aromatic foods and fine art creations at ”La Petite Carnival.” Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Theater, 17 W. Congress St.; $22-74; 547-3040.

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY, FEB. 10-28

• 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.

MUSIC

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 5-8

• Enjoy alluring and transforming, memorable melodies and rhythmic tangos in an installment of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s “Classic Series: Bolero, Tango & Dance!” The program will feature a performance by Daniel Binelli. Details: 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $21-71; 321-1000.

SATURDAY, FEB. 7

• Listen to the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Classic Concert at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Details: 7 p.m.; 1800 S. Kolb Road; $15; 296-6277.

• The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will present for one night only world-famous pianist Cecile Licad, who will perform works by Tchaikovsky. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $31-$76; 882-8585; www.tucsonsymphony.org.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 7-8

• The six-piece Minneapolis-based Barbary Coast Dixieland Band will blend humor and brass in its weekend performances. Details: 4 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8; $20, $22 at door; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive in SaddleBrooke; $19, $20 at door; 818-1000; dvpac.net.

• Listen to the 36th annual University of Arizona “President’s Concert,” featuring the Arizona Symphony Orchestra and competition-winning student soloists. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Road; $9, $7 students and seniors; 621-1655.

SUNDAY, FEB. 8

• Listen to the 2009 Philharmonia Artists Spotlight concert, featuring the full 104-member Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra in concert and solo performances by the eight finalists of its annual Scholarship Competition, with more $10,000 in scholarships and gold, silver and bronze medals to be awarded. Details: 4 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School Auditorium, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; free admission; 623-1500.

TUESDAY, FEB. 10 AND 17

• Learn what makes Latin music sound, well, Latin , and delve into the rhythms, harmonies, melodies and style of the music to better understand the heart and emotion of Latin classical music and its creators during the “TSO Fiesta! Salon.” Details: 7 p.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.; $20, $10 students; 882-8585.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11

• Tyva Kyzy/The Daughters of Tuva , a female vocal ensemble from Central Asia will perform at the University of Arizona School of Music. Details: 7 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music Building, southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard; $9 general admission, $7 UA employees and seniors 55 or older, $5 students; 621-2998 or 621-1162.

THURSDAY, FEB. 12

• Pianist Jim Brickman , dubbed “America’s most romantic pianist,” will perform at Centennial Hall. Details: 7:30 p.m.; 1020 E. University Blvd.; $18-$42; 621-3341; www.uapresents.org.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, FEB. 13-15

• The TSO Pops! will present “The Broadway Tenors,” featuring Brent Barrett, Brian Lane Green and Kevin Spiritas performing some of Broadway’s most beloved tunes. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. $23-$61; 882-8585; www.tucsonsymphony.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 6-8

• Browse a variety of jewelry, Native American art, pottery, woodcrafts, stained glass, metal works, paintings, photography, baskets, furniture, clothes and specialty foods at the ninth annual Desert Diamond Arts and Crafts Festival benefiting PAKS Animal Rescue. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 1100 W. Pima Mine Road; free admission; 294-7777.

SATURDAY, FEB. 7

• See pet demonstrations and vendors , all the while helping raise money for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road; free admission; 321-3704, ext. 188.

• Preview the world’s largest geode, gems, jewelry, watches, minerals, fossils, crystals, organic arts and much more for the Geo-Expo Auction, beginning at 3 p.m. with NAA auctioneers, Robert “Cowboy Bob” Vaughn and Donna Stowell. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Road; free admission; 750-8000.

• Talk to authors and purchase their books at the local authors fair, featuring Kate Callaghan, Betty Kleinschmidt, Dr. Price, Stephanie Schaffer, Linda West, Bernard Wilson and the Rev. George Wrigley. Details: 11 a.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 12-15

• Explore how the quest for turquoise, shell, copper — and eventually silver and gold — shaped the character of the Southwest at “Set in Stone: 2000 Years of Gem and Mineral Trade in the Southwest.” Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Arizona State Museum; 1013 E. University Blvd.; donation requested as entry fee; 626-8381.

FRIDAY, FEB. 13

• The Greater Oro Valley Arts Council will hold the charity Art with Heart Ball to raise money for local artists, art programs and community-based events dedicated to promoting and sustaining the arts. The evening will feature dancing, a three-course meal, unlimited open bar and exclusive jewelry and art available for auction. Details: 6:30-midnight; Reflections at the Buttes, 9800 N. Oracle Road; $100 per person ($50 of each ticket is tax deductible); reservation deadline Monday, Feb. 9; 797-3959; http://govac.org/events-heARTball.html.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, FEB. 5   

• Take in a slide program about the history of mining in the region. Details: 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West; Red Hills Visitor Center, 2700 N. Kinney Road; 733-5158.

• Improve your fitness level with nutrition information at “Commit to Be Fit: Healthy Eating on a Budget.” Details: 7 p.m.; Northwest Medical Center Oro Valley, Classroom A, 1551 E. Tangerine Road; free; 901-3500.

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY, FEB. 6-7

• Enrich your musical education at the Music & Dance Academy’s winter workshop , featuring master teachers in the world of music education. Details: 7954 N. Oracle Road; $8-$60; 219-9950.

SATURDAY, FEB. 7

• Gets tips on the unique gardening in Tucson at a presentation for newcomers called “Gardening Where We Live: The Basics.” Details: 9 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $20 general admission, $16 members; 742-6455.

• Take a DVD tour of national parks in California, Oregon, and Utah and learn about national park history and preservation efforts presented by travelers Shari and Richard Thompson . Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; 622-6014.

TUESDAY, FEB. 10

• Listen to Oro Valley columnist Allan Meyer discuss “Morality: New, Used and Used Up,” based on his book, “Right and Wrong: A Useful Fiction.” Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11

• Explore the remarkable story of Mata Ortiz in a video presentation “Ollas! The Pottery of Mata Ortiz.” Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; 622-6014.

THROUGH FEB. 15

• Browse the international marketplace of buyers and sellers at the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase. Details: Hours vary; downtown Tucson, most are free; complete schedule available at www.xpopress.com/Tucson-show-schedule.html.

OUTDOORS

THURSDAY, FEB. 5

• Explore the geology of the Tucson Mountains, how they came to be where they are now, their composition and the forces that built and continue to shape them. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Take a half-mile walk around the Red Hills Visitors’ Center to look for evidence of animal life. Details: 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee; 733-5158.

SATURDAY, FEB. 7

• Learn the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps workers in the Tucson Mountains , the projects they undertook and their lasting legacy. Details: 11:45 a.m.; Red Hills Visitors’ Center, Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Join a ranger on a three-hour, 2.5-mile hike up the wash to watch the moonrise as the streaks of corals and rose colors blanket the desert during sunset. Details: 4:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee (reservations required); 733-5158.

TUESDAY, FEB. 10

• Take a 30-minute tour of the Cactus Garden in Saguaro National Park West. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Red Hills Visitors’ Center, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee; 733-5158.

CHILDREN

THURSDAY, FEB. 5

• Take a close look at our closest neighbor, the moon, and complete hands-on activities indoors. Then, move outside and explore the moon using binoculars and telescopes. Details: 6:30-9 p.m.; Abbett-Marana Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free for kids ages 5-12 and their families; 615-7855.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 5-8

• Decorate colorful Massai necklaces. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

SATURDAY, FEB. 7

• Join Tucson Puppet Works as the group leads a carnival mask-making workshop for Feb. 21 parade. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; free with museum admission, $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH FEBRUARY

• Tucson photographer Laurent Baig’s landscape work will be on display at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park Visitor’s Center Art Gallery. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; off U.S. Highway 60, Milepost 223, about three miles west of Superior; free with park admission; (520) 689-2723; http://ag.arizona.edu/bta.

THURSDAY TO WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5-MAR. 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.

SATURDAY, FEB. 7

• Meet the artist and enjoy his spectacular photography at a reception for Robert Townsend. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

• Go gallery hopping at the Art Safari and Gallery Walk and see all types of unique artwork by local artists and others from the region and elsewhere. Details: 6 p.m.; through downtown Tucson; free; call 622-8997 or 884-7404 details.

THROUGH SATURDAY, FEB. 14

• See the exhibit “All Together Now” by artist Shana Zimmerman, depicting Tucson’s celebrities, hangouts and landscapes. Details: gallery hours; ArtsEye, 3550 E. Grant Road; free; 325-0260.

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.

THROUGH MAR. 7

• In an exhibit titled “Love Art,” area painters Barbara Brandel, Christina Cardenas, Linda Cato, Bryan Crow, Terry Dietz, Curtis Kiwak and Rebecca Thompson will display their latest works at the Tangerine Gallery. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road; 326-5028.

THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 8

• 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.

THROUGH MAR. 13

• See original Western art in oils, acrylics, watercolor and sculpture at the Empire 100 Western Art Show and Sale,  featuring award-winning painter of the American cowboy, Tom Dorr. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; Northern Trust, 3450 E. Sunrise Drive; free; (888) 364-2829.

THROUGH JUNE 2009

• See the exhibit “Weaving: Native Baskets and Blankets,” which features pieces from Tohono Chul Park’s permanent collection. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

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