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Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:12 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Hot Tub Time Machine (R)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

How to Train Your Dragon 3D (PG)

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Repo Men (R)

Green Zone (R)

Remember Me (PG-13)

She's Out of My League (R)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

The Ghost Writer (PG-13)

Shutter Island (R)

Avatar (PG-13)

Crazy Heart (R)

 

AMC Lowes Foothills

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

Hot Tub Time Machine (R)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

How to Train Your Dragon 3D (PG)

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Repo Men (R)

Green Zone (R)

Our Family Wedding (PG-13)

Remember Me (PG-13)

She's Out of My League (R)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

Alice in Wonderland in Digital 3D (PG)

Shutter Island (R)

Crazy Heart (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

From Paris With Love (R)

Edge of Darkness (R)

When in Rome (PG-13)

The Spy Next Door (PG)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeaquel (PG)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Up in the Air (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Hot Tub Time Machine (R)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

How to Train Your Dragon 3D (PG)

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Repo Men (R)

Green Zone (R)

Remember Me (PG-13)

She's Out of My League (R)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

Alice in Wonderland in Digital 3D (PG)

Shutter Island (R)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians:

The Lightning Thief (PG)

Avatar in (PG-13)

The Hurt Locker (R)

 

THEATER

 

Thursday to Saturday, April 1-3

• Enjoy the Mountain View High School Fine Arts Department presentation of the musical "Grease." Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 12 & 7 p.m. Saturday; 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd.; $4-8; 579-4422.

 

Saturday to Saturday,  April 3-24

• Enjoy the Arizona Theatre Company presentation of The Second City Does Arizona, or Close But No Saguaro. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $30-50; 622-2823.

 

Saturday to Sunday, April 3-May 2

• Enjoy the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic, a classic love story which starts as a neighborhood picnic and turns into a life-changing experience for a group of women in a small Midwest town. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-18; 327-4242.

 

Through Sunday, April 4

• Enjoy Arizona Onstage Productions Gutenberg! The Musical!, a spoof featuring aspiring playwrights who present a backers' audition for their musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Temple of Music & Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $15; 882-6574.

 

Wednesday to Sunday, Apr. 7-18

• Enjoy Shakespeare's romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College Black Box Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $15; 206-6986.

MUSIC

 

Friday, April 2

• Listen to the Bill Ganz Western Band at the Oro Valley Cultural Concert Series sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Steam Pump Village, Oracle Road & Steam Pump Way; free; 797-3959.

• Listen to the Arizona Graduate Winds . Details: 7 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; free; 621-1162.

 

 

Saturday, April 3

• Enjoy the Festival en El Barrio Viejo benefit for KXCI Community Radio with performances by locally rooted bands: Calexico, Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta, Batucaxe, Silver Thread Trio, Carnivaleros and more. Details: 1 p.m.-sunset; 198 W. Cushing Street; $25, $20 in advance; 740-1000 or 623-1000.

• Take a nostalgic look at the music of the '40s, '50s, even the Beatles from the '60s with Miss Julie Anne's Big Band Sampler. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $20, $18 in advance; 818-1000.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday to Saturday, April 2-3

• Enjoy the 28th Tucson Poetry Festival with readings, workshops, and open mic sessions presented by Ocotillo Literary Endeavors. Details: Club Congress, 311 E. Congress Street; $5-25.

 

Through Friday, April 30

• Enjoy Arizona's only live tropical butterfly exhibit Butterfly Magic at 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, April 1

• Take a Desert Sojourn to find out why this human-perceived harsh environment is heaven on earth for animals and plants. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Learn about the different kinds of rock art from the past, who made them, and how we determine their age at the illustrated talk Ancient Graffiti. Details: 1:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15, & 22

• Learn about what this region was like 12,000 years ago at One Mammoth of a Lecture Series in conjunction with the temporary exhibit Ice Age Arizona: Preserving the Naco Mammoth. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd.; $10/lecture, $35/all four; 626-8381. Take a site tour of mammoth kill sites April 24; site tour details: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 24; $120.

 

Friday, April 2

• Get Ready for the Transition to Warmer Temperatures as the Pima County Extension Master Gardeners tell you about tasks for April. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

• Learn about Life on the Edge: Plant and Animal Survival Strategies and adaptations to seemingly harsh conditions and weather climate changes. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Friday & Sunday, April 2 & 4

• Learn about the communication skills, special adaptations, defense systems, and folk lore of often misunderstood Snakes. Details: 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Saturday, April 3

• Learn about the Trees and Shrubs of the Sonoran Desert from Curator of Botany George Montgomery. Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $44, $40 members; 883-3086.

• Let's Talk Science with University of Arizona researcher, instructor and author Melanie Lenart as she discusses Extreme Variability: Southwest Climate and her book "Life in the Hothouse: How a Living Planet Survives Climate Change Arizona." Details: 12 p.m.; Biosphere 2, 32540 S. Biosphere Road, Oracle; free with Biosphere admission; 838-6200.

• Enjoy the fascinating stories of Mexican American homesteaders' adventures in the desert around Saguaro National Park East and West districts. Details: 1:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Hear a brief history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and its Impact on Saguaro National Park. Details: 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Saturdays, April 3 & 10

• Explore developmental milestones that affect our body and mind, learn to make wise decisions about your home and finances, and contemplate the meaning of your life at the class If or When I Grow Old. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave.; $52.50; 206-6597.

 

Wednesday, April 7

• Taste samples while you explore the relationships between the peoples of the Sonoran Desert and the plants of the region that have provided food, shelter, medicine and materials for daily life at Taste of the Desert presented by Tohono Chul Park. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free; 594-5200.

• Stroll through an area of Hispanic architectural and cultural traditions dating to the late 1800s at the Twilight Walking Tour of the Barrio Viejo followed by an optional, no-host dinner and margaritas presented by KruseArizona Tours. Details: 5:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.; 420 S. Main Ave.; $15; 881-1638.

 

Mondays, April 5 & 12

• Explore the connection between several well-known artists and writers at Six Degrees of Separation: A Literary & Artistic Journey Through Space & Time. Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Mondays only; CRIZMAC Art & Cultural Marketplace, 1642 N. Alvernon Way; $69; 323-8555.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Friday, April 2

• Hike 3 to 4 miles in the scenic Wild Burro Canyon in the Tortolita Mountains to look for wildflowers. Details: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; meet at Wild Burro Canyon trailhead; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Trek along an arroyo at Silhouettes at Sundown as dusk to night magically silhouettes the Southwest's most famous icon, the giant saguaro. Details: 5:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee, reservations required; 733-5158.

• Take a relaxing, one hour naturalist-guided Twilight Nature Walk through Feliz Paseos Park and experience the quiet of the desert at dusk. Details: 6-7 p.m.; 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free; 615-7855.

 

Saturday, April 3

• Join birding expert Mary Ellen Flynn for a guided bird walk in Honeybee Canyon to spot white-winged doves, pyrrhuloxias, turkey vultures and other birds of the Southwest desert. Details: 8-10 a.m.; 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 615-7855.

• Explore the Desert Holes and Life Underground with naturalist Doris Evans as she discusses the life stories of tarantulas, pack rats and other inhabitants of desert holes. Details: 9-10 a.m.; Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

Wednesday, April 7

• Come prepared to hike 3 to 4 miles moderate to strenuous miles to view wildflowers in the Tucson Mountains on the Camino del Cerro trail with expert Meg Quinn. Details: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; meet at the trailhead; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, April 3

• Experience desert sights and sounds of the TSO String Quartet Just for Kids Concert: From Dawn to Dusk in the Sonoran Desert, a musical journey accompanied by a watercolor slide show from Virginia Wright-Frierson's book A Desert Scrapbook. Details: 10 & 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.; free but donations appreciated; 882-8585.

• Kids can search for naturally dyed eggs among the farmer and arts vendors with face painting, egg toss, music, and a chance to pet an alpaca at Green Eggs and Crafts. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tucson Green Art and Farmers Market, 8987 E. Tanque Verde Road; free; 982-2645.

 

Sunday, April 4

• Bring the kids for an Easter Egg hunt with over 5,000 candy- and toy-filled eggs. Details: 12-1 p.m.; Butterfield Elementary School playground, 3400 W. Massingale Road; legacychurchoftucson.com.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Thursday, April 1

• Take A Walk with the Artist Ed Mell and hear about his life and work in conjunction with the exhibition Paintings of the New West. Details: 6 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; included with $8 museum admission; 624-2333.

 

Through Sunday, April 4

• View William Blomquist's oil paintings at the Icons of Experience: An Anniversary Show exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 2890 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 180; free.

 

Monday to Friday, April 5-30

• View the annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at the Pima Community College Center for the Arts Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; 2202 W. Anklam Road, free; 206-6942.

 

Tuesday, April 6

• Take A Walk with the Curator of modern and contemporary art for a gallery tour of the exhibition, Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life & Legends. Details: 11 a.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; included with $8 museum admission; 624-2333.

 

Wednesday, April 7

• Chat about daily duties, research projects, community activities, and the cultural resources and goals at Coffee with the Curators of the Arizona State Museum. Details: 3-3:45 p.m.; 1013 E. University Blvd.; free; 626-8381.

 

Through Tuesday, April 20

• View the trail-blazing pottery and basketry work of the Black and Williams families as well as traditional work in weaving and jewelry at the exhibit Navajo Crafts - Connecting Generations. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free with park admission, $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

 

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.

 

• View the Mixed Messages art exhibit of pastels, oils, watercolor, and mixed media. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday & Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; Tucson Tamale Company, 2545 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 305-4760.

 

Through Saturday, Sept. 18

• View the Mexico bicentennial exhibit Salvador Corona: Matador to Muralist illustrating pastoral scenes of Mexico's past at the Arizona State Museum. Details: open daily except Sundays and major holidays; 1031 E. University Blvd.; $5, children free; 621-6302.

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, April 1

• The Commit to be Fit lecture series continues with the topic Foods that Fool You. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

Wednesday, April 7

• Learn about the medical and psychological benefits of laughter at the Living Healthy with Arthritis Lecture Series featuring the topic Laughter Yoga: Laughter is the Best Medicine. Details: 6-7 p.m.; University Medical Center/Arizona Cancer Center, Room 2920, 1515 N. Campbell Ave.; free; www.arthritis.arizona.edu.

 

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