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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:14 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

Alice in Wonderland in Digital 3D (PG)

Brooklyn's Finest (R)

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)

It's Complicated (R)

Avatar (PG-13)

Crazy Heart (R)

 

Foothills

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

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

Alice in Wonderland in Digital 3D (PG)

Brooklyn's Finest (R)

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)

Tooth Fairy (PG)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Avatar (PG-13)

Crazy Heart (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Daybreakers (R)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG-13)

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

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

Alice in Wonderland in Digital 3D (PG)

Brooklyn's Finest (R)

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)

The Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Book of Eli (R)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Crazy Heart (R)

 

THEATER

 

Thursday to Saturday, March 11-13

• Enjoy Little Shop Of Horrors, , a fun story of Seymour Krelborne's coming to fame with the aid of a bloodsucking plant from outer space, featuring students from all years at Canyon Del Oro High School. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 3 & 7 p.m. Saturday; 25 W. Calle Concordia; 696-5692.

 

Thursday to Sunday, March 11-14

• From the shock of frizzy hair to sneakers without socks, film, stage and television actor Ed Metzger stars in a signature one-man tribute, Albert Einstein: The Practical Bohemian. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave.; $30; 882-9721.

 

Friday, March 12

• Enjoy the Tucson Barbershop Experience Chorus as they bring back the days of the traveling circus in melody, costume, and action. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $18, $24 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy a perfect blend of sound and movement at a performance of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-64; 621-3341.

 

Friday to Sunday, March 12-14

• Enjoy Dance & Dessert with the Ballet Tucson dancers, known for their refined artistry, powerful athleticism, and uncommon versatility, followed by gourmet desserts from many of Tucson's favorite restaurants. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 1 & 5 p.m. Sunday; UA Stevie Eller Dance Theater, 1737 E. University Blvd.; $25; 903-1445.

 

Saturday, March 13

• Enjoy the songs, stories and dance of the Bernie & Red Irish Show with Riverdance's Michael Patrick Gallagher showcasing prize winning dances. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $22, $19 in advance; 818-1000.

 

Sunday, March 14

• Listen to Operatic Love in the French Style at Opera 101, made easy for the novice; made satisfying for the opera buff presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 3 p.m.; St. Mark's Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road; $15; 797-3959.

• Enjoy the traditional music and dance of South African miners with the sounds and sentiments of gospel performed by 2009 Grammy Award-winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-52; 621-3341.

 

Monday, March 15

• Enjoy Jersey Girls, winners of the prestigious Cloney Award for Best Celebrity Impersonator. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $22, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

 

Through Saturday, March 20

• See one of Tennessee Williams' greatest plays, The 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

 

Thursday, March 11

• Listen to the Pima Community College Chorale & College Singers performing Mozart's Piccolomini Mass. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

• Enjoy Latin jazz performed by Descarga. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $5; 621-1162.

 

Thursday to Sunday,March 11-14

• Enjoy concerts, recitals, master classes, and special events featuring internationally renowned artists at the 17th annual Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival presented by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. Details: 10:30 a.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; Leo Rich Theater, 230 S. Church Ave.; $25, $10 students; 577-3769.

 

Friday, March 12

• Listen to the Arizona Symphony Orchestra and UA Studio Jazz Ensemble with guest vocalist Katherine Byrnes. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $5-9; 621-1162.

 

Saturday, March 13

• Listen to the dynamic and vibrant music of Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza to benefit the Israel Center (in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona) and the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress Street; $15-$40; 547-3040.

• Listen to a range of local musicians (blues, jazz, folk, choral, mariachi, and more), sample tasty food and drinks, and let the kids enjoy children's area at Music in the Canyon to benefit Sabino Canyon. Details: 12-6:30 p.m.; 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; suggested donation $5/person, $10/family; 749-1900.

• Enjoy the The John Denman Memorial Concert with the Jeff Haskell Trio and guest artist Eric Schneider on clarinet and saxophone. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $5-9; 621-1162.

 

Saturday to Sunday, March 13-14

• Listen to Video Games Live, an immersive, multi-media concert event featuring music from the greatest video games of all time performed by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the TSO Chorus. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $22-67; 882-8585.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday to Sunday, March 12-14

• Experience the art and culture of the Navajo featuring rugs, jewelry, pottery and folk art from artists Matt Yellowman, Alice Kling and others at the Native American Art Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Education Center, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free; 742-6455.

 

Saturday, March 13

• Take a Rails in the Garden Tour of model trains running through eight beautiful local gardens including the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; purchase tickets and map at Barbeque World, 5616 E. Broadway, 5068 N. Oracle Road and 22nd Street Ace Hardware Hobby Place, 6959 E. 22nd St.; $5; 404-3251 or www.tucsongrs.org.

 

Saturday to Sunday, March 13-14

• Visit the Tucson Festival of Books with 400 authors and 200 exhibitors. Details: University of Arizona, 1209 E. University Blvd.; free; 621-2426.

• Browse a variety of mediums: fusion glass, paintings, furniture, sculptures, clothing, jewelry, metal art and more at the SaddleBrooke Fine Art Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; SaddleBrooke HOA#1 Club House, 64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd.; free; 682-7033.

• Spend the afternoon at the European Multi-Ethnic Alliance of Tucson Fair featuring music, dance groups, food, and other items for sale. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sunday; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; renenels@comcast.net.

• See Civil War in the Southwest, a historical re-enactment of Arizona's only Civil War battle, the Battle of Picacho Pass on April 15, 1862, featuring costumed soldiers staging battles at the actual site, Picacho Peak. Details: $6/vehicle; Picacho Peak State Park, I-10 exit 219; 466-3183.

• Enjoy the Nahui Ollin Aztec dancers performing indigenous ceremonial dances at the Old Town Artisans courtyard. Details: 12, 2 & 4 p.m. Saturday; 1, 2:30 & 4 p.m. Sunday; 186 N. Meyer Ave.; free; equetzal@aol.com.

 

Sunday, March 14

• Bring your used cameras and equipment for consignment and browse a variety of photographic equipment at the Southwest's Largest Camera Show. Details: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hotel Tucson Conference Center, 475 N. Granada Ave.; $5; 795-3865.

• Everybody is Irish at the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival with activities for all ages, Irish dancers, musicians, and floats. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Armory Park, 221 S. Sixth Ave; free.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, March 11

• Take a docent led Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site Tour to learn about appropriate techniques for residential and commercial properties in order to make beneficial use of rainwater run-off and reduce soil erosion. Details: 8-9 a.m.; the Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 622-3861.

• 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.

• Get an update on proposals to dig a new open pit mine in Santa Rita Mountains from Lainie Levick of Save the Scenic Santa Ritas at the Sierra Club Public Meeting. Details: 7-8:30 p.m.; Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona, 924 N. Alvernon Way; free; 326-7883.

 

Friday, March 12

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

 

Friday to Sunday, March 12-14

• Increase your personal color vocabulary and learn how to make no-fear choices to a finished painting at the Flower Portraits in Pastel Class. Details: 9 a.m-12 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $175, $125 members; 326-9686.

 

Saturday, March 13

• Ask the Expert, Curator of Plants Russ Buhrow, all your gardening questions from under-performing plants to disease or pest problems and plant selection. Details: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free; 742-6455.

• Learn the basic principles of xeriscaping, including water-conserving design, low water use plants, water harvesting techniques, appropriate irrigation methods, and use of mulches at the class Xeriscape Doesn't Mean Zeroscape followed by a walking tour of the garden. Details: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14 includes admission; 326-9686.

• Watch demonstrations by the Physics Factory, a team of scientists and educators with a common goal: to share their enthusiasm for physics with the community at Biosphere 2 Science Saturday. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Biosphere 2, Oracle; www.b2science.org/b2.

• Walk up a wash from the visitor center, search for a packrat home, and hear about the history of humans, climates, and geology at Packrat Wandering. Details: 1:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Join naturalist Doug Moore for a birding and natural history slide presentation exploring the Andes mountains, from tropical cloud forest to Páramo Alpine Tundra at the presentation Ecuador: Hummingbirds, Orchids, Butterflies, and People. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Monday, March 15

• Challenge accepted notions and conventions at author and archeologist Stephen Lekson, Ph.D.'s interpretation of A History of the Ancient Southwest. Details: 12 noon only; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn interesting facts from the Mexican Revolution of 1910 to the current ceramic revolution started by Juan Quezada at the program the Amazing Village of Mata Ortiz. Details: 3-4:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free but reservations required; 326-9686.

 

Tuesday, March 16

• View images taken in Arizona, Colorado, Canada, England, Switzerland, and Africa and hear about 30 Years of Hiking experiences from author and hiker Betty Leavengood. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Get ready for summer evenings on the patio with tips on outdoor lighting at the class Designing Desert Landscapes After Dark. Details: 7-8:30 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Education Center, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $8, $4 members; 742-6455.

 

Wednesday, March 17

• Chronicle a 50-year correspondence of their marriages, children, and impact on national events at author Kristie Miller's Volume of Friendship: The Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt and Isabella Greenway, 1904-1953. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Saturday, March 13

• Take a leisurely Wildflower Walk into a canyon in the Tucson Mountains to see colorful desert flora with plenty of botanizing along the way. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $40, $36 members; 883-3086.

 

FILM

 

Saturday, March 13

• Bring the whole family to Sniff, the dog movie which follows the lives of dogs at work and at play through the lenses of two serendipitous filmmakers to benefit HOPE Animal Shelter. Details: 7-9 p.m.; The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress Street; $8, $5 children/seniors; 882-0204.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Through Friday, March 19

• See artist Susan Libby's exhibit of watercolor and acrylic art at the historic DeGrazia Little Gallery. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, opening reception on Sunday, March 7, 12-4 p.m.; free; 299-9191.

 

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.

 

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.

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, March 11

• Let Dr. Iman Hakim tell you what you need to know about the Mediterranean Diet sponsored by the University of Arizona. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

 

Thursdays, March 11 & 25

• SOS Tucson (Survivors of Suicide) will be starting a new support group in Oro Valley. Details: 6-8 p.m.; 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month; free; 548-4206 or www.sostucson.org.

 

Tuesday, March 16

• Say Goodnight to Insomnia and Sleep Better-Feel Better with techniques from a three-week experiential workshop. Details: 10-11 a.m.; OASIS at Junior League, 2099 E. River Road; $12 (reservations required; ages 50 and over); 322-5627.

 

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