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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

African Cats (G)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (PG-13)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (PG-13)

The Conspirator (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

Rio the Movie 3D (G)

Scream 4 (R)

Arthur (PG-13)

Hanna (PG-13)

Soul Surfer (PG)

Hop (PG)

Source Code (PG-13)

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

Foothills

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

African Cats (G)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (PG-13)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

The Conspirator (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

Rio the Movie 3D (G)

Scream 4 (R)

Born to Be Wild 3D (G)

Arthur (PG-13)

Hanna (PG-13)

Soul Surfer (PG)

Your Highness (R)

Hop (PG)

Insidious (PG-13)

Source Code (PG-13)

Limitless (PG-13)

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

Rango (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Hall Pass (R)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (PG-13)

Unknown (PG-13)

Just Go With It (PG-13)

The Roommate (PG-13)

No Strings Attached (R)

The Green Hornet (PG-13)

Yogi Bear (PG)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG)

Black Swan (R)

Tangled (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

African Cats (G)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (PG-13)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

Rio the Movie 3D (G)

Scream 4 (R)

Arthur (PG-13)

Hanna (PG-13)

Soul Surfer (PG)

Your Highness (R)

Hop (PG)

Insidious (PG-13)

Source Code (PG-13)

Limitless (PG-13)

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

 


 

THEATER

Friday to Sunday, April 29-May 1

• Escape the ordinary and be surrounded in an explosion of comedy, music and technology with the Blue Man Group. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$69; 621-3341.

Friday to Sunday, April 29-May 15

• Catch a performance of Inherit the Wind, one of the most outstanding dramas of our time that draws the portrait of an explosive episode in American culture and retains its relevancy today. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; St. Francis Theatre, 240 N. Court Ave.; $18, $15 seniors/students/military; 800-838-3006.

Through Sunday, May 15

• Spend an evening with an unlikely gathering of refugees as they spin their tales, share their imaginations and discover worlds unknown at The Decameron, playwright Patrick Baliani's translation of the classic that inspired a world of writings. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; the Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $25; 551-2053.

MUSIC

Thursday, April 28

• Listen to the University of Arizona Wind Ensemble in the final spring concert under the direction of Professor Gregg Hanson and graduate conductor Phil Felix. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $5; 621-1162.

Friday, April 29

• Enjoy Arizona Repertory Singers' performance of Pure Poetry showcasing the power of poetry combined with music performed a cappella or with piano accompaniment. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Catalina Foothills Church, 2150 E. Orange Grove Rd.; $15, under 18 free; 792-8141.

• Enjoy the unique talents of country music legend Mel Tillis performing some of his biggest hits. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $25-$50; 547-3040.

Sunday, May 1

• Bring your instruments and share your songs at the Pima County/Tucson Women's Commission Round-Robin Song Circle. Details: noon-5 p.m.; 240 N. Court Ave.; donations welcome; 370-4215.

• Listen to the Spanish rhythms with Latin, salsa and rock drum beats performed by guitarist Domingo DeGrazia at the String Concert Series. Details: 3 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $20, $15; 742-6455.

Tuesday, May 3

• Listen to the Pima Community College Jazz Ensemble tribute to the big bands under the direction of Mike Kuhn. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theater, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Wednesday, May 4

• Enjoy the University of Arizona School of Music's annual Chamber Music Showcase featuring distinguished students performing in small ensemble settings and a pre-concert reception with KUAT-FM's broadcasting hosts James Reel and Ted Prichard. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, School of Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; free; 621-2998.

Thursday, May 5

• Celebrate Cinco de May with Genaro Moreno, mariachis, and Ballet Folklorico dancers. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

Saturday, May 7

• Enjoy a performance of The Civic Orchestra of Tucson 2011 Pops Concert, The World's Best Marches and Dances along with 2011 Young Artists' Competition Senior Division Piano winner Chantell Petty. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $22, $19 in advance; 818-1000.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Wednesday to Friday, April 27-29

• Enjoy mariachi performances, shopping, culinary art events, and family-friendly activities at the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance's Mariachi Mercado. Details: 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, 2-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday; free; Tucson Convention Center Outdoor Plaza, 260 S. Church Ave.; free admission; 797-3959.

Saturday, April 30

• Browse all kinds of items at the 12 Together Big Sale fundraiser. Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Salpointe High School, 1545 E. Copper St.; free admission; 547-9365.

• Taste wines and take vineyard tours at the 33rd Annual Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards Festival. Details:10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sonoita Vineyards, 290 Elgin-Canelo Rd., Elgin; $15; (520) 455-5893.

• Dine and dance to live bands at the 61st Annual Silver & Turquoise Ball in support of the restoration of the Mission San Xavier del Bac. Details: 6 p.m.; Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St.; $250; 577-8568.

• Enjoy an evening of dinner, entertainment, live music, dancing and casino-style games at the Marana Unified School District annual fundraising event Shooting for the Stars. Details: 6-11 p.m.; Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney Rd.; $75; 579-7183.

• Enjoy a white-tablecloth cowboy dinner under the stars and a live auction of unique items followed by a Western line dance party at the Frontier Fixin's benefit for Oracle State Park and the Oracle Historical Society. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Kanally Ranch House, Oracle State Park; $50; 896-9269.

Saturday to Sunday, April 30-May 1

• Bring the whole family to the Southwest Soul Circuit and Garden Youth Development Project Unity & Inspiration Weekend including a CommUNITY Fest and Night of Inspiration Gospel Concert. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday (festival); Mansfield Park; 5 p.m. Sunday (concert); Leo Rich Theatre, Tucson Convention Center; 762-7169.

• Enjoy the 26th Annual Tucson Folk Festival featuring Tony Furtado, the Kevin Pakulis Band, John Coinman, and more than 100 local, regional and national acts. Details: noon-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday; El Presidio Park, 160 W. Alameda St.; free; www.tucsonfolkfest.org.

• Register your team or join an existing team walking or running laps at the Northwest Pima County Relay for Life 2011 to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and remember those lost to cancer or celebrate survivorship. Details: 2 p.m.-7 a.m.; Ironwood Ridge High School, 2475 W. Naranja Dr.; 544-1131 or www.nwpimacountyrelay.org.

Through Saturday, April 30

• Step into Butterfly Magic at the Tucson Botanical Gardens' tropical greenhouse and experience some of the beautiful, exotic and rare butterflies of the world. Details: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12; 326-9686, ext. 10.

Saturday, May 7

• Don't miss the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance's Passion for Fashion fund-raiser with wine, food from fine dining restaurants, goodie bags with coupons and giveaways from Tucson businesses, a first look at new summer and fall clothing lines, live musical entertainment, and a local celebrity runway show. Details: 6-9 p.m.; La Encantada lower level courtyard; $30; 797-3959.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, April 28

• Squeeze in time to feed both your body and your mind at Sandwiched In with boxed lunches from Beyond Bread available for $8 featuring museum founder "Chat with Pat" sharing stories about the collection. Details: 12:15-1:15 p.m.; The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; $5; 881-0606.

• Explore Southern Arizona's Beautiful Butterflies with Sky Island Tours' Jeff Babson and learn how to attract them to your yard by planting a butterfly garden. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

Friday, April 29

• Listen to author Nancy Lucia Humphry speaking as the narrator of her aged Hispanic grandmother, Maria Lucia Gonzales Humphry (1891-1966), as she tells her life story of Old West times at the presentation Those Days in December-A Frontier Family's Southwestern Journey. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about Preparing Your Garden and Your Irrigation Systems for Summer Whether You Are at Home or Away and Critter Prevention from the Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Learn about the Depression-era work program Civilian Conservation Corps that established trails, picnic areas, and scenic drives in Saguaro National Park illustrated with old photo images and movie clips. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Listen to author Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa challenge conventional wisdom about undocumented immigrants, viewing them not as lawbreakers or victims, but as the parents of citizens whose adult productivity will be essential to the nation's future at his presentation Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents and Their Young Children. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; John and Doris Norton School Family and Consumer Sciences, McClelland Park, Room 105l; free; ericarueqq@email.arizona.edu.

Saturday, April 30

• Let ethnobotanist Nate O'Meara show you how to grow fresh herbs in the home garden and propagate herbs from seeds or cuttings at his class Herbs for Tucson. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $32, $25 members; 326-9686, ext. 19.

Wednesday, May 4

• Enjoy a historical re-enactment of a true Arizona pioneer, Larcena Pennington Page Scott, who was captured by Indians and then left to die in the Santa Rita Mountains and many other experiences, presented by Shirley Pinkerton. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, April 30

• Bring the whole family to the interactive military family event Military Child Discovery Day with a rock wall, static educational displays, ball toss, F-16 simulator, fire truck, crafts, K-9 demonstrations, and more. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; YMCA Triangle Y Ranch, Oracle; free but reservations required; (520) 626-9085.

• Bring the whole family for the Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures' 2nd Annual May Day Celebration with a children's craft project, live music, a Fairy and Goblin Parade, a traditional May Pole dance and a puppet show. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 4455 E. Camp Lowell; included with $7 museum admission, $5 youth ages 4-17; 881-0606.

Sunday, May 1

• Learn about the silkscreen works of Bill Schenck and how he uses old Western films for inspiration and make your own film strip at Picture This! Art for Families: Close Up for children 6-12 years and their adult companions. Details: 1 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free; 624-2333.

Fridays through Oct. 28

• Watch as park docents unveil captive reptiles, inviting the brave in each crowd an opportunity to touch, while teaching adults and children alike the essentials in understanding reptiles at Reptile Ramble. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with $7 admission, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday to Tuesday, April 28-May 17

• View An Artistic Discovery: Congressional Student Art Exhibit, recognizing the imagination and spirit of local talented young artists. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with $7 admission, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

Friday, April 29

• View the drawings, paintings, photographs and mixed media art of Green Fields Country Day School students at the exhibit Eyes of the Night. Details: 7-9 p.m.; 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra; free; 297-2288 or www.greenfields.org.

Through Saturday, April 30

• View an Art Gallery Exhibit, a Small Painting Show by the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Details: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free; 791-4010.

Through Thursday, May 12

• View the works of African artist Kioko Mwitiki inspired by observing the wildlife and plants indigenous to Nairobi, Kenya. Details: 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8 adults, $4 children; 326-9686.

Through Monday, May 30

• See how local children express their understandings of watersheds and share their view of the natural world with poetry and mixed media art at the Tucson's River of Words 2011 Youth Poetry and Art Traveling Exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday; Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd.; free; 615-7855.

Through Sunday, June 19

• View patterns, textures, and designs of the natural world at the Pattern and Rhythm Art Exhibit of photography, painting, fiber arts, and other media from regional artists. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with $7 admission; 742-6455.

Through Thursday, June 30

• View the Southwestern League of Fine Art Spring Show. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Offices, 1760 E. River Rd., Ste. 247; free; 579-6550.

 


 

HEALTH

Saturday, April 30

• Help prevent abuse and theft by ridding your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at the Marana Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration's Drug Take-Back Day. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Target store, Ina and Thornydale Rds.; free and anonymous; 382-1936.

 

 

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