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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13)

Mars Needs Moms 3D (PG)

Red Riding Hood (PG-13)

The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13)

Beastly (PG-13)

Rango (PG)

Take Me Home Tonight (R)

Hall Pass (R)

Unknown (PG-13)

Just Go With It (PG-13)

The King's Speech (R)

Foothills

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

Mars Needs Moms IMAX 3D (PG)

Mars Needs Moms (PG)

Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13)

Red Riding Hood (PG-13)

The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13)

Beastly (PG-13)

Rango (PG)

Take Me Home Tonight (R)

Hall Pass (R)

I Am Number Four (PG-13)

Unknown (PG-13)

Gnomeo and Juliet (G)

Just Go With It (PG-13)

The King's Speech (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Dilemma (PG-13)

Season of the Witch (PG-13)

Gulliver's Travels (2010) (PG)

Little Fockers (PG-13)

Tron: Legacy (PG)

Yogi Bear (PG)

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

The Tourist (PG-13)

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

Due Date (R)

Megamind (PG)

The Social Network (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13)

Mars Needs Moms (PG)

Red Riding Hood (PG-13)

The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13)

Beastly (PG-13)

Rango (PG)

Take Me Home Tonight (R)

Drive Angry 3D (R)

Hall Pass (R)

I Am Number Four (PG-13)

Unknown (PG-13)

Gnomeo and Juliet (G)

Just Go With It (PG-13)

 


 

THEATER

Friday-Saturday, March 18-19

• Don't miss world-renowned "Magician Behind the Magicians" Scott Hitchcock performing with the Carnival of Illusion. Details: 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way; $24-$29; 615-5299.

Friday to Sunday, March 18-20

• Catch a performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein's beloved musical Oklahoma! presented by the Christian Youth Theater. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Proscenium Theatre, PCC Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $15; 751-7510.

Through Friday, March 18

• See a performance of the classic tale of matchmaking, adventure, and New York style wrapped into a bundle of song and dance fit for the entire family at Hello, Dolly! Details: 7 p.m.; Marana High School, 12000 W. Emigh Rd.; $7; joracemme@gmail.com.

Wednesday to Sunday, March 23-27

• Take a hilarious look at technology and the love life with Sex and the Second City, Version 2.0 presented by the Arizona Theatre Company. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $30-$55; 622-2823.

 


 

MUSIC

Thursday, March 17

• Listen to the pop/R&B vocals of Crystal Stark presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Friday, March 18

• Listen to Music of the Americas performed by virtuoso classical guitarists Tabajara Belo and Michael Lich with a unique blend of classical, jazz and Brazilian music. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; $15, $12 members (must be pre-paid); 622-6014.

Saturday, March 19

• Enjoy the musicianship, vocal harmonies, and family humor of The Marlins. Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy performances of classic and popular tunes from the stage and the silver screen by Tony, Grammy, and Golden Globe award-winning Bernadette Peters. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $38-$103; 882-8585.

Sunday, March 20

• Enjoy birthday cake at the Bach Birthday Musical Celebration featuring members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Tucson Chamber Artists with audience participation on favorite chorales to raise funds for Emerge! Center for Domestic Violence. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Rd.; free will offering; 887-5127.

• Take A Folk Music Journey - From Ireland to America...As Told On the Guitar with internationally recognized guitarist Christopher Dean. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $19, $17 in advance; 818-1000.

Monday, March 21

• Enjoy an evening of traditional bluegrass and western swing music featuring national fiddle champion Byron Berline and his band. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $30, $25 in advance; 818-1000.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, March 18

• Support MentorKids USA at the Help Save Our Kids Annual Fundraising Breakfast with guest speaker Judge Ron Wilson. Details: 7-8 a.m.; Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W. Greenock Dr.; $200/table of 10; 624-4765, ext. 2.

Friday to Sunday, March 18-20

• Bring the whole family to Oro Valley Arts in the Park Art and Jazz Festival featuring jazz musicians, a fine-art marketplace, gourmet foods and children's activities. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Cañada del Oro Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane; free; 797-3959.

• Bring the whole family to the Helzapoppin' Rodeo and Western Weekend featuring bull and bronco riding, roping, steer wrestling, western vendors, food, children's activities and more. Details: rodeo performances 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday; Miller Rd. south of Baseline, Buckeye; $12, $10 seniors, $6 ages 6-12, under 5 free; 623-386-2727. Western Weekend hours: 1-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; free admission.

Saturday, March 19

• Take the Beat Cancer Boot Camp Challenge featuring a 5k obstacle course designed and built by military and law enforcement and an appearance of Olympic medalist and world champion runner Bernard Lagat. Details: 7:30 a.m.-noon; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Rd.; $35 or $150/squad of 5; 419-8632.

• Help raise funds for the Lend A Hand Senior Assistance Program at the Spring Arts and Crafts Fair featuring works by local artists, food, entertainment, and activities for the whole family. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Northminster Presbyterian Church, Ft. Lowell and Tucson Blvd.; free admission; lahseniorhelp.org.

• Celebrate Arizona Theatre Company's production of Lost in Yonkers with a 1940s Family Fun Fair, Red, White and Yonkers with vintage cars, activity booths, and food vendors. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; outside the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; free.

• Explore America's rich food history and traditions at the Grand Opening and Tamale Festival with homemade tamales and other family recipes and visit the Key Ingredients: America by Food exhibit. Details: 1-5 p.m.; Oracle Historical Society's Acadia Ranch Museum, Mount Lemmon Rd. & American Ave., Oracle; free; 520-896-9609. Key Ingredients: America by Food exhibit through May 1; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday; 2-6 p.m. Thursday.

Saturday to Sunday, March 19-20

• Come early for the best selection of native, arid-adapted, and Tohono Chul Park exclusive plants at the Desert Corner Plant Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free admission; 742-6455.

Sunday, March 20

• Enjoy the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum's family-friendly 131st Railroad Silver Spike Festival featuring a re-enactment of the Tucson arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad on March 20, 1880. Details: 11 a.m.; Tucson's Historic Train Depot , 414 N. Toole Ave.; free; 623-2223.

Wednesday, March 23

• Enjoy fun and exciting hands-on science experiments, demonstrations, and live animals from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and view more than 1400 science projects at the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair Future Innovator Night. Details: 5:30-8 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center 100 S. Church Ave.; free; 940-1963.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, March 17

• 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, Arguing Affirmative Action & What's the Purpose? Details: 6-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Friday, March 18

• Learn about choosing the most efficient and effective water delivery for your garden needs from the Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, March 19

• Share an enthusiasm for physics with the Physics Factory team of scientists and educators at Science Saturday. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Biosphere 2, 32540 S. Biosphere Rd., Oracle; free with museum admission $20, $13 children; 520-838-6137.

• Hear about the once successful, but now largely forgotten author of The Mine with the Iron Door, Harold Bell Wright: The Man and His Books presented by Lawrence Tagg. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Saturdays, March 19 & April 16

• Learn how to scuba dive with Planet Scuba for ages 8 and older. Details: noon-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Municipal Pool; $25; 229-5050.

Sunday, March 20

• Celebrate Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month with a Spring Equinox Tour of Los Morteros and Picture Rocks Petroglyphs Archaeological Sites led by archaeologist Allen Dart. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; meet at Silverbell Rd. & Linda Vista Blvd.; free but reservations required; 798-1201.

Tuesday, March 22

• Learn how Art Nouveau reached its highest point in Europe and America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries at Tucson Museum of Art docent Rita Ward's presentation Art in the Afternoon - Art Nouveau: Ooh-la-la. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Rd.; free; 594-5345.

Tuesdays, March 22-April 19

• Learn to say no to needless distractions and share the challenges we face in today's societal pressures at the Live Simply Voluntarily class. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northwest Tucson, 3601 W. Cromwell Dr.; free class, book $25; 471-3557.

Tuesdays, March 22-May 3

• Improve your writing skills at the class Seven Weeks to Stronger Writing. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Prescott College Tucson Center, 2233 E. Speedway Blvd.; $70; www.prescott.edu/lifelonglearning.

Wednesday, March 23

• Take a visual tour through the lives of bobcats, mountain lions, jaguars, ocelots, and the places they live with Sky Island Alliance's wildlife biologist Jessica Lamberton as she dispels common fears and myths and tells of ways to help keep these cats alive and wild at her presentation Wild Cats of the Sky Islands. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about The Quest for True Friendship: Meaningful Insights from the Middle Ages presented by UA Distinguished Professor of German Studies Albrecht Classen, Ph.D. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Nanini Branch Library, 7300 N. Shannon Rd.; 594-5365.

Friday to Saturday, March 25-26

• Learn to improve your relationship at the Love & Respect Video Conference featuring Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs. Details: 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; North West Heights Adventist Church, 480 E. Ina Rd.; $20, $15 in advance; 541-941-9500.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Saturday, March 19

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 7-10 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

 


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, March 19

• Look closely at flowers and explore the mysteries of how flowers attract birds, bees and other creatures and the importance of pollinators to our foods at Outdoor Family Days: The Pollination Story for families with children ages 5-12. Details: 10:00 a.m.-noon; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Children's Ramada; free with park admission but reservations required; 615-7855.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Through Saturday, April 2

• View the Nigerians exhibition of photographs from Michael Moore's 2010 odyssey across Nigeria's Middle Belt. Details: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; Triangle L Ranch Adobe Gallery, Triangle L Ranch Rd., Oracle; 623-6732.

Through Saturday, April 30

• View the annual showing of Ted DeGrazia's The Way of the Cross with 15 original oil paintings that depict the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Rd.; free; 299-9191.

 


 

HEALTH

Friday, March 18

• Meet Tucson artists Barry Sapp, Blanche Davidson and Doug Shelton and view their Western-themed work at a reception for the exhibition Western Ways. Includes a wine and cheese reception and Western music by Kari Shaff. Exhibition continues through March 30. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 2890 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 180, Plaza Colonial Center; www.janehamiltonfineart.com.

Saturday, March 19

• Learn essential CPR and first aid skills at the American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter special event, Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday. Details: 8, 9, 10 & 11 a.m.; YMCA-Northwest Tucson, 7770 N. Shannon Rd.; free; http://www.redcrossarizona.org/sals.

Tuesday, March 22

• Learn about Healthy Aging: The Anti-inflammatory Diet and Supplemental Approaches to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk presented by nutritionist Junelle Lupiani at the Miraval Healthy Living Lecture Series. Details: 9-11 a.m.; MountainView Country Club Ballroom West, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd., SaddleBrooke; free; 800-232-3969.

Wednesday, March 23

• Learn about Essential Practices to Keep Your Body Fit, improve balance, bone health, and prevent diabetes presented by exercise physiologist Andrew Wolf at the Miraval Healthy Living Lecture Series. Details: 9-11 a.m.; MountainView Country Club Sonoran Room, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd., SaddleBrooke; free; 800-232-3969.

• Learn how to improve your sleep habits and what to do when you have insomnia at internist Dr. Mahesh Tipirneni's presentation on Healthy Aging-Sleeping Your Way to Better Health as part of the Living Well series. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, Classrooms A & B, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; free; 866-694-9355.

Thursday, March 24

• Learn how the power of emotion can create a foundation for well-being at the Miraval Healthy Living Lecture Series with wellness counselor Anne Parker's presentation Discovering Joy and Balance. Details: 9-11 a.m.; MountainView Country Club Ballroom West, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd., SaddleBrooke; free; 800-232-3969.

Friday to Sunday, March 25-27

• Register now for the Meditation for Health, Healing and Beyond Seminar with internationally known Indian Yoga educator and therapist, Menaka Desikachar, sponsored by Miraval Resort, University of Arizona Center For Integrative Medicine, Green Living Magazine, ISSA and Green Yoga. Details: Marriott University Park; $350; 360-5306 or www.yogaanddmeditationworkshop.com.

 

 

 

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