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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 6:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

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

I Am Number Four (PG-13)

Unknown (PG-13)

The Eagle (PG-13)

Gnomeo and Juliet (G)

Gnomeo and Juliet 3D (G)

Just Go With It (PG-13)

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D (PG-13)

Sanctum 3D (R)

True Grit (PG-13)

The Fighter (R)

The King's Speech (R)

Foothills

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

I Am Number Four IMAX (PG-13)

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

I Am Number Four (PG-13)

Unknown (PG-13)

The Eagle (PG-13)

Gnomeo and Juliet (G)

Gnomeo and Juliet 3D (G)

Just Go With It (PG-13)

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (PG-13)

Sanctum (R)

The Roommate (PG-13)

No Strings Attached (R)

True Grit (PG-13)

The King's Speech (R)

127 Hours (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Gulliver's Travels (2010) (PG)

How Do You Know (PG-13)

Burlesque (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (PG-13)

The Next Three Days (PG-13)

Unstoppable (PG-13)

Due Date (R)

Megamind (PG)

Red (PG-13)

The Social Network (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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

I Am Number Four (PG-13)

Unknown (PG-13)

The Eagle (PG-13)

Gnomeo and Juliet (G)

Just Go With It (PG-13)

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D (PG-13)

Sanctum 3D (R)

The Mechanic (R)

The Rite (PG-13)

No Strings Attached (R)

The Green Hornet (PG-13)

True Grit (PG-13)

Yogi Bear (PG)

The King's Speech (R)

Tangled (PG)

 


 

THEATER

Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 24-27

• Enjoy a performance of the nationally recognized UA Dance Ensemble Premium Blend with a mixture of ballet, modern and jazz. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday; UA Stevie Eller Dance Theater, 1713 E. University Blvd.; $32; 621-3341.

Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 24-March 13

• Take a cryptic look at marriage as only Harold Pinter can create at Old Times. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $25; 551-2053.

Friday to Saturday, Feb. 25-March 12

• Enjoy a performance of The Bald Soprano set in a typical suburban home on a typical suburban evening where things are not what they seem. Details: 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday; The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $10; 551-2053.

Friday to Sunday, Feb. 25-March 13

• Take a look at the malevolence of people leading hopeless lives at Martin McDonagh's ironic, surreal humorous and melodramatic The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; $23; 622-4460.

Friday to Sunday, Feb. 25-March 20

• Enjoy a performance of Neil Simon's comedy The Dinner Party. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-$18; 327-4242.

Friday to Sunday, Feb. 25-April 10

• Check out the all new adaptations of the classic Arthur Conan Doyle short stories at Holmes and Watson II. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $18; 260-6442.

Saturday, Feb. 26

• Catch a performance of Momma, Momma, an inspiring story of a single mother maintaining hope and faith during today's trying economic times. Details: 7 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $22, $17 children; 800-745-3000.

Saturday to Saturday, Feb. 26-March 19

• Enjoy the Arizona Theatre Company performance of Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning, coming-of-age story with laughter and tears, Lost in Yonkers. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $31-$55; 622-2823.

Through Sunday, March 6

• Enjoy the Pima Community College Theatre Arts presentation of the high-energy, tap-dancing, classic American comedy Anything Goes. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $18; 206-6986.

 


 

MUSIC

Thursday, Feb. 24

• Listen to the jazz vocals of Kari Ann Shaff presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Friday, Feb. 25

• If you remember poodle skirts, the twist, carhops and hula-hoops, you'll love Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience with some of the greatest tunes of the 1950s. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $17-$32; 547-3040.

Saturday, Feb. 26

• Enjoy an unforgettable night of country music at the Tracy Lawrence - Tucson Rodeo Concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $25, $20 in advance; 800-745-3000.

• Enjoy the multi-cultural roots of southwest music at the Ronstadt Generations concert presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, 2900 N. Swan Rd., Suite 149; $18, $15 in advance; 319-9966.

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 26-27

• Hear your favorite hits from classic films plus a special medley of Disney and John Williams greats at the TSO Pops A Night at the Oscars! featuring guest conductor Lawrence Golan. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $22-$63; 882-8585.

Sunday, Feb. 27

• Enjoy the Beethoven Piano Sonatas Concert featuring three different pianists. Details: 2 p.m.; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Rd.; 887-5127.

• Let the Texas Tenors wow you with their vocal abilities, personalities and humor. Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $40, $38 in advance; 818-1000.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, Feb. 26

• Support the Tucson Peace Center at the 29th Annual Tucson Peace Fair and Music Festival featuring live music, food, children's activities and a raffle. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Reid Park Bandshell, Country Club & 22nd St.; free; 319-0352.

Through Sunday, Feb. 27

• Don't miss La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson Rodeo) featuring a parade, rodeo events and dances. Details: Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. Sixth Ave.; 800-964-5662.

Through Thursday, June 30

• Take a rare look at some beautiful and valuable gems and minerals at the UA Mineral Museum exhibit Dangerous Beauty: Minerals of the Hindu Kush from the vast mineral resources of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; evening programs 6-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; Flandreau Science Center, Cherry Ave. & University Blvd.; $7.50, $5 children; www.flandrau.org.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Feb. 24

• Learn about the Earth's past climate and how it is used in predictions for the future at the presentation Climate Change. Details: 9:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10 per vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Learn about the shady side of the art world at Tucson Museum of Art docent Carlye Dundon's lecture Who Dunnit? How Art Detectives Find Forgeries. Details: 2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

• Think critically about the moral decisions we face in our everyday lives with a discussion following a DVD presentation of key lectures from Harvard Professor Michael Sandel at Justice: What's the right thing to do? with this week's topics, Mind Your Motive & The Supreme Principle of Morality. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Friday, Feb. 25

• Learn about Choosing Plants for the Vegetable Garden from the Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Enjoy the beauty of the Sonoran Desert through an Arm Chair Tour of Tohono Chul Park presented by park docents. Details: 2 p.m.; Mountainview Retirement Village, 7900 N. La Cañada Dr.; free; 229-3350.

• Get an introduction to the night sky and do some celestial viewing with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association at the program A Night with the Stars. Details: 7-8:30 p.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday, Feb. 26

• Take a holistic approach to landscape management to minimize the impact of pests, and improve the landscape's appearance and vitality by utilizing cost-effective and environmentally sensitive methods at the class Planting Healthcare in the Urban Landscape. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members; 326-9686.

• Travel with Tucson's own resident plant geek Greg Starr on a wild adventure on the back roads of Mexico and into the heart of the Chihuahuan Desert at his presentation Travels in Mexico: On the Road with a Starr! Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tohono Chul Park Education Center Classroom #1, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $8, $4 members; 742-6455.

• Learn about building greener cities: strategies for ecological design and opportunities for citizen scientists presented by UA assistant research professor Mitch Pavao-Zuckerman at the Spring Lecture Series. Details: noon-1 p.m.; Biosphere 2, 32540 S. Biosphere Rd., Oracle; free with museum admission $20, $13 children; 520-838-6137.

• Let historian and author Jane Eppinga tell you about the most infamous outlaws, cowboys, lawmen, prostitutes and varmints the Wild West has ever seen at her presentation on the iconic town of Tombstone. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Imagine turning your backyard into a food and habitat-producing woodland with tips from ethnobotanist Nate O'Meara at his class Creating a Food Forest. Details: noon-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $32, $25 members; 326-9686.

• Bring a towel and headband for an afternoon of herbal rituals for facial rejuvenation and recipes and samples to take home with clinical herbalist Pam Hyde-Nakai at her class Herbal Facials. Details: 1-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Education Center Classroom #2, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $65, $55 members; 742-6455.

Sunday, Feb. 27

• Join park staff in the visitor center auditorium to find out about on-going efforts to ensure that shrinking critical migratory links remain intact at the program The Places in Between. Details: 11 a.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free; 733-5153.

• Learn how to fix Plumbing Problems at the Philip's "Phixers" Home Maintenance Workshop. Details: 12:30 p.m.; St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 299-6421.

Monday, Feb. 28

• Learn about the history of Navajo Code Talkers from ASU's Dr. Laura Tohe at her presentation Armed with our Language, We Went to War: Dine/Navajo Code Talker presented by the Northwest Division of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Golder Ranch Fire District, 3885 E. Golder Ranch Rd.; free; www.jewishtucson.org.

Tuesday, March 1

• Learn about modern cosmology's insights, triumphs and timeless mysteries at the of Arizona College of Science's spring lecture series featuring University of Arizona associate professor Feryal Özel with his lecture Origins of Black Holes: Gravity at Its Extreme. Details: 7 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; free; 626-5578.

Thursday, March 3

• Join gardener Connie Howard for a fascinating class on Wildflowers, one of Arizona's most spectacular seasonal events of natural beauty. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Friday, Feb. 25

• Take a two-hour naturalist-led hike to explore the history and nature of the Rincon Valley and caravan to the Hope Camp Trail to learn about Cowboys in the Rincon Valley. Details: 9 a.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5153.

Wednesday, March 2

• Take a Birding Walk at Sweetwater Wetlands to spot wintering sparrows, hawks, falcons and migrating warblers with expert Mary Ellen Flynn. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 


 

CHILDREN

Thursday to Friday, Feb. 24-25

• Kids ages 6-13 can improve their hitting, pitching and catching skills at Rodeo Break Baseball Camp. Details: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Centerfield Baseball Academy, 1861 W. Grant Rd., Suite 107; $40-$80; 440-4487.

Friday, Feb. 25

• Get lessons in modeling, presentation, hair and make-up, interviewing, runway training, and photo shoots for young divas in grades 1-12 at the School Day Out Camp: Calling all Fashionistas. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Kids Unlimited Studio, 6066 N. Oracle Rd.; $50; 293-1225.

Saturday, Feb. 26

• Learn how to use a compass to find your way through an orienteering course and practice your compass skills to stay on track and find the hidden clues at Outdoor Family Days: Compass Orienteering for families with children ages 5-12. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Brandi Fenton Park, 3482 E. River Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Enjoy a hands-on exploration of leaf venation networks, featuring a gallery of beautifully stained leaves from around the world at Ben Blonder's Discovering Skeletons in the Forest. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Biosphere 2, 32540 S. Biosphere Rd., Oracle; free with museum admission $20, $13 children; 520-838-6137.

 


 

FILM

Thursday, March 3

• Don't miss the screening of Race to Nowhere followed by a community conversation on the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded our schools and our children's lives. Details: 7 p.m., St. Gregory College Preparatory School, Donald R. Nickerson Theatre of the Arts, 3231 N. Craycroft Rd.; $15, $10 in advance; www.racetonowhere.com/screenings/st-gregory-college-prep-school.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, Feb. 26

• Meet Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jack Dykinga and view his landscape art photography at the Artist Reception. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

Wednesday to Friday, March 2-April 1

• View the exhibit Picturas Chiquitas with scenes of integral parts of Tucson history presented by the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; La Pilita Museum; free; 882-7454. Reception 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 5, featuring Las Aquilitas, a Youth Mariachi Group from the Davis School in Tucson.

 


 

HEALTH

Thursday, Feb. 24

• Join respiratory therapist Charles Broderick for his informative talk Every Breath You Take: Why Respiratory Health Matters. Details: 1-2:30 p.m.; TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

 

 

 

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