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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:35 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

CENTURY THEATRES

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Hannah Montana: The Movie (G)

Observe and Report (R)

Adventureland (R)

Fast & Furious (PG-13)

The Haunting in Connecticut (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (also in 3D) (PG)

Duplicity (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

Taken (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Dragonball Evolution (PG)

Hannah Montana: The Movie (G)

Observe and Report (R)

Adventureland (R)

Fast & Furious (PG-13)

The Haunting in Connecticut (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (in 3D) (PG)

Duplicity (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Sunshine Cleaning (R)

Taken (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Friday the 13th (2009) (R)

Pink Panther 2 (PG)

Push (PG-13)

Inkheart (PG)

Hotel for Dogs (PG)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Bride Wars (PG)

Defiance (R)

Revolutionary Road (R)

Bedtime Stories (PG)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Doubt (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Adventureland (R)

Fast & Furious (PG-13)

12 Rounds (PG-13)

The Haunting in Connecticut (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (also in 3D) (PG)

Duplicity (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

THEATER

SATURDAY, APRil 18

• Experience the Magical Illusions of Sarlot & Eyde in an exciting magical stage show that captures your imagination and combines world music, dance, humor and international travel in a fun and unique magical stage. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $20; 818-1000.

• Fox Tucson Theatre presents Defending the Caveman , a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate, benefit for the Sunnyside Unified School District Foundation's Excellence in Education Mini Grants for extracurricular, scholastic, artistic and athletic programs. Details: 7:30 p.m.; 17 West Congress Street; $30-50; 547-3040.

TUESDAY TO SUNDAY, APRil 21-26

• Have the time of your life at the smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! that combines ABBA's greatest hits with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8:00 p.m. Friday, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Saturday; 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave; $25-69; 321-1000.

WEDNESDAY, APRil 22

• Spend An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin , Tony Award-winning stars of film, television, the concert stage, and Broadway, performing songs and classic musical theatre scenes from the works of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more. Details: 7:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $42-82; 621-3341.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, APRil 16

• Enjoy traditional music and stories of cowboys, ranchers, and settlers of the American West with Way Out West at the Tohono Chul Park spring concert series. Details: 7 p.m.; 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $18, $12 members; 742-6455.

• Enjoy an eclectic Tuba Recital . Details: 7 p.m.; Pima Community College Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY,  APRil 18-19

• Commemorate the heritage, history and many of the inspiring moments that have become hallmarks of Desert Voices' concerts at the season close Out and Proud . Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $15; 791-9662.

SUNDAY, APRil 19

• Don't miss saxophone giants Bud Shank and Doug Webb playing the ultimate in straight-ahead jazz. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip's Plaza, Campbell & River; $20, $15 members; 903-1265.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

The next monthly Dove Mountain bluegrass music jam is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday on the patio in the Dove Mountain Retail Center, Tangerine Road and Dove Mountain Blvd. Bring a lawn chair and listen to music from members of the Desert Bluegrass Association.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, APRil 16- 26

• Experience Bengal Tigers of India, Urban Funk Acrobats, Freak Show, Big E Brothers Steel Drum Band, Gradymusic, Cooks Racing Pigs, Science Exhibits for Kids, Kids Agriculture Center, and much more at the Pima County Fair . Details: Opens at noon weekdays, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road; $7 adults, $2 children; 762-Fair.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, APRil 16-JUNE 7

• Take A Closer Look at Cactus and Succulents to celebrate the biennial convention of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's exhibit of botanical paintings created by contemporary artists from across the United States and abroad. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; $13 adults, $4.25 children, free under 5; 883-2702.

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY, APRil 17-18

• Watch pottery being made and fired at the Mata Ortiz Demonstration and Sale . Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with admission $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

SATURDAY, APRil 18

• Bring the whole family to the 24th Annual Oaks Festival for a parade, carnival, food, crafts, musicians, and car show. Carnival rides Friday to Sunday $15 in advance, $20 at gate. Details: 10 a.m.-evening; Oracle Community Center, Oracle, AZ; parade and car show free; (520) 896-9326.

• Take a 5K Nature Walk or Art Walk around Oro Valley Marketplace to benefit Interfaith Community Services programs for Tucson elderly, disabled, and families in financial crisis. Details: 7:30 a.m. registration near Olive Garden Restaurant, walk at 8 a.m.; Oracle and Tangerine Roads; 297-2738 x209.

• Redeem your casino winnings for vacations, gift certificates, jewelry and much more at the GOVAC fundraising Bet the House Casino Gala . Details: 6 p.m.-12 a.m.; Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Road; $55; (800) 722-2500.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, APRil 16

• Listen to this year's OneBookAZ author Alberto Álvaro Ríos speak about Capirotada, his heart-warming memoir about growing up in Nogales. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Nanini Branch Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road; free; 594-5365.

FRIDAY, APRil 17

• Learn about Grasses in the Tucson Garden from the Pima County Cooperative Extension Center Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

SATURDAY, APRil 18

• Learn how to Grow Native in your landscape from Carianne Funicelli of the Arizona Native Plant Society. Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

• Unlock the Secrets of Mexico's Macho Music: Mariachi for Gringos with author Gil Sperry and learn about the history of mariachi music and the meanings of the most popular songs. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

SUNDAY, APRil 19

• Listen to Holocaust Survivors share memories and reflections with an emphasis on the range of resistance that took place during the Holocaust in the presentation Resistance: Partisans and Freedom Fighters . Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 East River Road, free; 577-9393.

• Join Primo's Chef Melissa Kelly for a healthy cooking class including demonstrations, samplings, and an autographed copy of her book, Mediterranean Women Stay Slim, Too. Details: 11:30 a.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa; $55 (advance reservations required); 791-6137.

WEDNESDAY, APRil 22

• Meet Mary Austin, a prominent literary figure in the early 20th century as Judy Nolte Temple portrays this western writer. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

A new arthritis self-management support group is meeting on three Thursdays in April and May at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road, from 10 a.m. to noon. The topic for April 23 is "Sharing Up-to-Date Information on Arthritis." The subject May 7 is "Beyond Prescriptions: Relieving Arthritis," with "Resources for Arthritis Sufferers" on May 21. It's free and open, with refreshments. For more information call 742-7184.

OUTDOORS

THROUGH APRil 30

• Marvel at the brilliant colors, varied shapes, sizes and species of hundreds of butterflies from all over the world at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Butterfly Magic . Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon; $11 adults, $5.50 children; 326-9686.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY, APRil 15–MAY 15

• Join in the Tucson Bird Count , an ongoing volunteer-based project that collects data on the abundances and distributions of birds in and around the Tucson area. For more information, visit www.tucsonbirds.org, or call 730–3218.

THURSDAY, APRil 16

• Watch the Predator/Prey Demonstration by Sabino Canyon Volunteers Naturalists using actual specimens to show the unique inter-relationships between predator and prey. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon's Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free with $5 park entry fee; 749-8700.

SUNDAY, APRil 19

• Oracle State Park's Aldo Leopold Earth Day event will feature live local music, food, kids' activities, and guest speakers to talk about Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), who he was and his importance to wildlife ecology, land use ethics, and the relevance of his writings today. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; free with $6 park entrance fee; (520) 896-2425.

CHILDREN

WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY, APRil 15-19

• Learn about food groups and make your own meal wheel at Healthy Kids Week . Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

THURSDAY TO MONDAY, APRil 16-MAY 18

• See the how local children express their understandings of watershed and share their view of the natural world at the Tucson's River of Words 2009 Youth Poetry and Art Traveling Exhibit . Details: Tues–Sat: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

SATURDAY, APRil 18

• Meet Kurt Anderson, Tucson Oil Painter , who has worked in almost every genre of art from, figurative, portrait, landscape and western themed art and exhibited his work in galleries all across the country. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Pamela Laurence Collection, 2905 E. Skyline Drive, Suite #152; free admission; 577-4994.

FILM

FRIDAY, APRil 17

• Catch the classic film Rebecca and enjoy a specially prepared three-course menu at the JW Marriott Starr Pass. Details: 7 p.m.; 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $39; 791-6071.

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