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Posted: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:21 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Cop Out (R)

The Crazies (R)

Shutter Island (R)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG)

Valentine's Day (PG-13)

The Wolfman (R)

Dear John (PG-13)

Edge of Darkness (R)

When in Rome (PG-13)

It's Complicated (R)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Crazy Heart (R)

Up in the Air (R)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Cop Out (R)

The Crazies (R)

Shutter Island (R)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG)

Valentine's Day (PG-13)

The Wolfman (R)

Dear John (PG-13)

From Paris with Love (R)

Edge of Darkness (R)

Tooth Fairy (PG)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Crazy Heart (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Brothers (R)

Old Dogs (PG)

The Road (R)

Planet 51 (PG)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13)

2012 (PG-13)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (R)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Cop Out (R)

The Crazies (R)

Shutter Island (R)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG)

Valentine's Day (PG-13)

The Wolfman (R)

Dear John (PG-13)

From Paris with Love (R)

Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Book of Eli (R)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Crazy Heart (R)

 

THEATER

 

Through Sunday, March 7

• Enjoy the enchanting family musical Cinderella, by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, an immortal love story that transcends all cultures. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $18; 206-6986.

 

Through Saturday, March 20

• See one of Tennessee Williams' greatest plays, Glass Menagerie, an achingly beautiful story of longing and love that has touched generations of theatergoers. Presented by the Arizona Theatre Company. 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.; $26-54; 622-2823.

 

Through Sunday, March 28

• Have a laugh-a-minute farcical evening at the Live Theatre Workshop production of Wife Begins at Forty when a housewife fans the flames of passion with her mild-mannered, ordinary husband. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-18; 327-4242.

 

MUSIC

 

Friday, March 5

• Check out the acclaimed show that started it all for Robert Shaw and The Lonely Street Band, Heartbreak Hotel - A Salute to Young Elvis. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $24, $22 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy the Roy A. Johnson Memorial Organ Series with Douglas Cleveland, organist. Details: 7 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $5-9; 621-1162.

• Listen to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks IV- Beethoven 3 with George Hanson, conductor, presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 8 p.m.; St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo Del Norte; $33; 797-3959.

 

Saturday to Sunday, March 6-7

• Participate or just listen to a 200-year-old American tradition at the sixth annual Tucson Sacred Harp Singing Convention. Details: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sonora Cohousing Common House, 501 E. Roger Road; 743-1268 or www. tucsonfasola.org.

• Listen to guest artist and Grammy Award winning guitarist David Russell . Details: 7 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $20-30; 621-1162.

Saturday to Sunday, March 6-7

• Listen to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks Series - Beethoven 3 with George Hanson, conductor. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $30-40; 882-8585.

• Enjoy a rare musical event featuring four of today's most exciting artists performing the dramatic arias and ensembles from opera's greatest hits at A Concert of Signature Arias presented by Arizona Opera. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-100; 293-4336.

 

Sunday, March 7

• Listen to a Classical Piano Concert by Kathryn Christensen, 2009 state champion of the Arizona Music National Teacher Association's Young Artist Competition. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W Roller Coaster Road; free will offering to benefit Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse; 887-5127.

• Celebrate the life and music of the Man in Black: The Legend of Johnny Cash featuring the most popular songs from his 50 year career. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $24, $22 in advance; 818-1000.

 

Sunday to Saturday, March 7-13

• Enjoy faculty, guest and student ensembles at the 32nd annual AzJazz Week . Details: Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; 621-1162.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday to Monday, March 4-8

• Dance the night away at the Tucson Tango Festival with social dancing and instruction for beginners to advanced from internationally recognized instructors/performers. Details: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 4550 S. Palo Verde Road; times and prices vary, call 468-5536 for information.

 

Friday to Sunday, March 5-7

• Watch the Monster Jam of trucks. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $11-29; 800-745-3000.

 

Saturday, March 6

• Find items of every description such as furniture, collectibles, electronics, tools, sport/exercise equipment, jewelry, clothing, housewares, children's items, linens, crafts, books, and appliances at incredible prices at Casas Church's Huge Resale: Unique Repeat. Details: 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 10801 N. La Cholla Blvd.; www.casaschurch.org.

• Catch a glimpse backstage at a Guided Tour of the Historic Temple of Music and Art hosted by the Arizona Theatre Company. Details: 11:30 a.m.; 330 S. Scott Ave.; free but reservations required; 622-2823.

• Listen to professional storyteller Jordan Hill share Stories to Grow on: Tales of our Friends in the Plant World at Biosphere 2 Science Saturday. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Biosphere 2, Oracle; www.b2science.org/b2.

 

Saturday to Sunday, March 6-7

• Browse the works of more than 150 professional visual artists, and enjoy live entertainment, children's activities, and foods at the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College Northwest Campus, 7600 N. Shannon Road; free admission; 797-3959.

• See hundreds of African violets in full bloom at the Tucson African Violet Society's Show & Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; pandaire@netzero.com.

• Browse old and new quilts and participate in a silent auction to benefit the Tri-community food bank at the Sun City Vistoso Quilt Group 9th annual quilt show. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free admission; 818-0441.

 

Monday, March 8

• Experience the decadent pairing of wine and chocolate and then tour the Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life & Legends exhibit with Tucson Museum of Art Chief Curator, Julie Sasse at the Wine, Chocolate and Warhol event for ages 21 and over. Details: 3-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $45; 624-2333, Ext. 111.

 

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, March 4

• Take a walking tour of the Tucson Botanical Gardens and learn about Tucson's seasons, soils, planting, and watering at Gardening for the Newcomer. Details: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14; 326-9686, Ext. 10.

• 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.

 

Thursday, Saturday, & Tuesday, March 4, 6 & 9

• Receive your own docent-guided What's Blooming Wildflower Tour to learn what winter rains did for the many germinating annual and short-lived perennial wildflowers native to the Sonoran desert. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park Overlook Ramada, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free with $7 park admission; 742-6455.

 

Friday, March 5

• If you are interested in the mining in this region and other local history, come and listen to the program They're Mining Our National Park? Details: 11:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Learn about Tasks for March and the Spring Garden from the Pima County Extension Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

 

Saturday, March 6

• Carpool to the Tohono O'odham Nation for a Rock Art and Archaeology of Ventana Cave Tour, a National Historic Landmark site that contains pictographs, petroglyphs, and other archaeological features used by Native Americans. Details: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; depart from Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave.; $25, reservations required; 798-1201.

• Listen to Oral History from Underground, stories of miners and mining communities documented through The Miners' Story Project. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. 2nd Street; $15, $12 members; 617-1153.

• Learn about Busy Bees in Your Garden from bee expert Dr. Steve Buchmann and landscape designer Greg Corman and how to encourage bees in urban gardens from the use of appropriate native plants to the construction of nesting habitats from recycled materials. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $10, $8 members; 742-6455.

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

• Meet fiction author Jillian Cantor for a discussion about what it takes to turn your ideas into novels and your novels into published books at her presentation The Path to Becoming a Writer. Details: 2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free; 594-5200.

 

Sunday, March 7

• Learn about the Ironwood Forest National Monument, one of the richest stands of ironwood trees in the Sonoran Desert and a significant system of cultural and historical sites covering a 5,000 year period, presented by Lahsha Brown, Executive Director of Friends of Ironwood Forest. Details: 12-2 p.m.; Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northwest Tucson, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive; free; 579-7094.

 

Monday, March 8

• Take glimpses into the lifestyle of avian subjects at the Tucson Audubon's Living with Nature Lecture: Evolution of a Photographer with Jim Burns, outdoor writer/photographer. Details: 7-9 p.m.; UMC DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 622-5622.

 

Wednesday, March 10

• Listen to storyteller Gil Payette retell stories from Native American folklore about Sticks and Weapons used before European contact. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn how the universe lost its anti-matter and why it became so dark at UA professor Elliott Cheu's lecture What's the Matter with Matter? Details: 4-5 p.m.; UA Physics and Atmospheric Sciences Building, Room 201, 1118 E. Fourth Street; free; 621-6824.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Friday, March 5

• Trek along an arroyo at sunset and return at dusk as Silhouettes at Sundown highlight the Southwest's most famous icon, the giant saguaro. Details: 4:45 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee (reservations required); 733-5158.

• Take a one-hour naturalist-guided Twilight Nature Walk through Feliz Paseos Park and experience the quiet of the desert at dusk. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free; 615-7855.

 

Wednesday, March 10

• Do your part in restoring the health of the desert with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park. Details: 7-10 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Road; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

 

Saturday, March 6

• Join birding expert John Higgins for a guided birding walk to spot phainopeplas, black-throated sparrows, Gila woodpeckers and other birds of the desert southwest nestled among the saguaros and palo verdes. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Road; free; 615-7855.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, March 6

• Women in Science and Engineering Expanding Your Horizons Conference will feature workshops and career panels intended to excite middle and high school girls about science, technology, engineering, and math. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; University of Arizona Campus; free; 626-2698.

 

• Children ages 6-12 can learn about different cultures by participating in a hands-on, two-hour simulated archaeological dig at Open3, a full-size replica of a southern Arizona Hohokam Indian archaeological site. Details: 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 2201 W. 44th Street; free but reservations limited; 798-1201.

• Find out about the Cat with a Fiddle looking for a place in the orchestra in a new musical story by TSO violinist and composer Michael Fan at Just for Kids. Details: 10 & 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; free but donations appreciated; 882-8585.

• Bring the whole family for live music, entertainment, games, prizes and give-aways for the kids at Catalina Youth Days. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Summer Institute of Linguistics, 16131 N. Vernon Drive; free; 825-0009.

• Celebrate National Pig Day at Reid Park Zoo with a party featuring the zoo's resident warty pigs (an endangered species) and including readings of piggy stories, a snorting contest, crafts, and a pig parade. Details: 1-3 p.m.; 1100 S. Randolph Way; free with regular admission; 791-4022.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Through Wednesday, March 31

• View sculptures by David Unger and oil paintings by Rock Jackson at the Old Pueblo Frameworks and Gallery. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 1825 E. River Road; free; 529-9677.

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, March 4

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

 

Saturday, March 6

• Take part in healthy activities, 5K fun walk/run, or browse health related vendors at the Healthiest Town in America Family Fun Event. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Tangerine and Oracle Roads; free; 326-7468.

• Learn how to assess your risk for heart disease and the latest methods for treating heart and vascular problems at the Carondelet Health Network seminar Heart to Heart - Health Education for Women. Details: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Embassy Suites, 3110 E. Skyline Drive; free; 877-246-7595.

 

Wednesday, March 10

• Get tips on Safe Exercise for your Knees and Hips at the Living Well educational series. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

 

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