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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:25 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events in the area.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Duplicity (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

The Last House on the Left (R)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Watchmen (R)

Fired Up (PG-13)

Coraline 3D (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

The Reader (R)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

12 Rounds (PG-13)

The Haunting in Connecticut (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)

Duplicity (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

The Last House on the Left (R)

Miss March (R)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Watchmen (R)

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (G)

Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail (PG-13)

Coraline 3D (PG)

He’s Just Not That Into You (PG-13)

Taken (PG-13)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Gran Torino (R)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Uninvited (PG-13)

Inkheart (PG)

Underwold: Rise of the Lycans (R)

My Bloody Valentine (R)

Bride Wars (PG)

The Unborn (PG-13)

Bedtime Stories (PG)

Last Chance Harvey (PG-13)

Marley & Me (PG)

Valkyrie (PG-13)

The Tale of Desperaux (G)

Australia (PG-13)

Bolt (PG)

Twilight (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Duplicity (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

The Last House on the Left (R)

Miss March (R)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Watchmen (R)

Coraline (PG)

He’s Just Not That Into You (PG-13)

Taken (PG-13)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Gran Torino (R)

Slumdog Millionaire

THEATER

THURSDAY, MARCH 26

• Enjoy the highly acclaimed Opera A La Carte production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore.” Details: 7:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$62; www.uapresents.org; 621-3341.

THROUGH MARCH 27

• Catch the Christian Youth Theater’s rendition of the musical “Oliver,” featuring performers ages 8 to 18. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; University of Arizona’s Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road; $12, $8 students; http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/music; 250-7166.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MARCH 27-28

• The Oro Valley Theatre Group will perform “Stage Door,” a play about actors struggling for success in New York City. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; Black Box Theater at Canyon Del Oro High School, 25 W. Calle Concordia; $10 adults, $7 seniors, $5 students; for more information, e-mail ovtheatregroup@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

• Bring the whole family to see the Looney Tunes classic cartoon spectacular, “Bugs Bunny on Broadway.”  The Tucson Symphony Orchestra plays the scores. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $26-$48; www.tucsonsymphony.org; 882-8586.

• The Arizona Theatre Company will present “Somebody/Nobody,” a laugh-out-loud look at modern life and our unending quest for fifteen minutes of fame. Details: Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; show times and prices vary; 622-2823; www.aztheatreco.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 29

• Take the opportunity to see the world-famous Joffrey Ballet, which seldom performs outside its Chicago home. The troupe claims the world’s largest repertoires of historical ballets. Details: 7 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$72; www.uapresents.org; 621-3341.

FRIDAY AND SUNDAY, APRIL 3 AND 5

• The University of Arizona’s School of Music will present “The Rape of Lucretia” by Benjamin Britten, featuring the UA Opera Theater and the Arizona Symphony Orchestra. Details: 7:30 p.m. April 3, 3 p.m. April 5; Crowder Hall, southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard; $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students; www.music.arizona.edu; 621-1162 or 621-2998.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, APRIL 4-5

• Catch the Arizona Opera Company’s production of Puccini’s “Tosca.” Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Art and Music, 260 S. Church Ave.; go online or call for ticket prices; www.azopera.com; 293-4336.

THEATER

THROUGH APRIL 5

• The Rogue Theatre presents “Immortal Longings: An Argument Erupts Among Shakespeare’s Greatest Women.” Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; Zuzi’s Dance Theatre in the Historic YWCA, 738 N. Fifth Ave.; $20 (March 19 preview is $15); www.theroguetheatre.org; 551-2053.

MUSIC

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

• Join the Tucson Boys Chorus and an array of talented local musicians for a magical evening of “Music in the Canyon.” Details: 5 p.m.; Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family; 749-1900.

• Listen to the Guilty Bystanders play original southern and western music at the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council’s Riverfront Park concert series. Details: 6:30 p.m.; 551 W. Lambert Lane; free; www.govac.org; 797-3959.

• SaddleBrooke resident Leona Mitchell presents “Leona Sings Judy,” a one-woman tribute to the music of the incomparable Judy Garland in a song-filled journey through Judy’s tragic-but-celebrated life. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive (in SaddleBrooke); $20, $16 in advance; www.dvpac.net; 818-1000.

SUNDAY, MARCH 29

• Don’t miss the Arizona Symphonic Winds’ spring concert, featuring Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with Alexander Tentser as piano soloist, Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy,” and Bernstein’s symphonic dance music from “West Side Story.” Details: 2 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E Sunrise Drive; free; 882-8585.

• Listen to the Tucson Chamber Artists perform American Choral Masterpieces, featuring works by Ives, Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Argento and a world premiere by Stephen Paulus. Details: 2 p.m.; St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $18-$25; 401-2651.

• Listen to Music in the Park , featuring local Latin band Imagen Norteno performing on the upper patio of the Kannally Ranch House. Details: 2 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; $10; (520) 896-2425.

MONDAY, MARCH 30

• The Colorado Christian University School of Music’s wind ensemble and jazz group will perform a free concert at Catalina Foothills Church. Details: 6:30 p.m.; 2150 E. Orange Grove Road; donations to the CCU School of Music will be accepted; for more information, call 797-0107.

THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 2 AND 4

• The SaddleBrooke Singers will present “From Britain with Love,” a tribute to The Beatles, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Rutter and Gilbert and Sullivan. Details: 7:30 p.m. April 2, 4 p.m. April 4; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive (in SaddleBrooke); $15; www.dvpac.net; 818-1000.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

• The Sun City Vistoso Courtyard Sale will feature more than 75 tables of furniture, housewares, paintings, books, tools, sports equipment, jewelry, clothing and more. The group Seniors for Kids will sell coffee, donuts, hot dogs and soft drinks. Details: 7 a.m.-noon; 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

• St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will hold a “mega market” and community yard sale . Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; 7650 N. Paseo del Norte.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

• Do You Have a Passion for Fashion? Join over 20 local participating boutiques and shops, highlighting fashion for children, youth and adults, as both men and women of all ages celebrate wearable art during a morning of fashion, food and fun to raise money for the arts in local schools and in the community. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Reflections at the Buttes, 9800 N. Oracle Road; $40 ($20 of each ticket is tax-deductible); www.govac.org; 797-3959.

• Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Amphitheater Public Schools Foundation at its annual gala , featuring a silent auction, dinner, dancing and the presentation of the Heart of Amphi awards. Details: 6 p.m.; Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road; $115 per person or $1,100 for a table of 10; 696-5147.

THROUGH MARCH 29

• Tour cosmetic legend Merle Norman’s 1950s era historic ranch estate, Rancho Merlita, during the Tucson Museum of Art League’s fundraiser “Designer Showhouse.” The spacious home and grounds have been completely redecorated inside and out by 27 well known Tucson interior and exterior designers. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays; 8520 E. Wrightstown Road; $20; www.tucsonmuseumofart.org; 722-7436.

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

• The Pima County Master Gardeners’ 12th annual home garden tour, featuring the working gardens of four master gardeners and the extension demonstration gardens. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $8 per person, including self-guided tour map; for more information, call 626-5161.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, APRIL 4-5

• The 13th annual Oro Valley Festival of the Arts will feature a variety of family-friendly activities, music and special activities commemorating Oro Valley’s 35th anniversary. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane; free admission; www.govac.org; 797-3959.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY, MARCH 26-27

• Don’t miss this opportunity to see artists Jacob and Maria Angelias demonstrate the art of carving, and Jorge Quintana perform pottery firing and painting at the Oaxacan Folk Art and Mata Ortiz Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7 adults, $5 seniors and active military personnel, $3 children; www.tohonochulpark.org; 742-6455.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

• Give yourself the gift of beauty as herbalist Pam Hyde-Nakai teaches the “Art of Herbal Facials.” Details: 9 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $55, $40 members; www.tucsonbotanical.org; 326-9686.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

• Enjoy a program about bugs in your yard and garden — what are they, what they are doing there, and how their interaction maintains equilibrium in the world. Details: Noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15, $10 members; www.tucsonbotanical.org; 326-9686.

• Learn about the “Amazing Girls of Arizona: True Stories of Young Pioneers” who conquered the West with their bold adventures and daring deeds presented by local author Jan Cleere. Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; www.wnpa.org; 622-6014.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31

• Let Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours take you “Beyond the Field Guide: Hawks, Eagles and Falcons” to examine the basic biology of this group of birds, including their classification, ecology, breeding biology and conservation. Details: 6 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15, $10 members; www.tucsonbotanical.org; 326-9686.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

• Get tips and tricks for improving your memory from Dr. Gail Gonzales, a member of the psychology faculty at Pima Community College. Details: 3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

BOOKS

WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY, MARCH 25-28

• The Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library will hold their annual Spring Book Sale, featuring more than 20,000 books priced from 50 cents to $4. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 1305 W. Naranja Drive; www.orovalleylib.com; 229-5300.

OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

• Take a relaxing, naturalist-guided stroll through the park and experience the quiet of the desert at dusk. Details: 6-7 p.m.; Pima County Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free for all ages; 615-7855.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

• Take a walking tour of the Romero Ruins at Catalina State Park , led by Forest Service archaeologists and sponsored by the Oro Valley Historical Society. Details: 9 a.m.; reservations required; www.ovhistory.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31

• Learn about the beautiful and unique flora and fauna of Sabino Canyon as volunteer naturalists lead a plant-and-bird walk into Sabino Canyon. Details: 8:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon’s Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free with $5 park entry fee; 749-8700.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

• Take a 3.5-mile, round-trip sunset hike, climbing 700 feet to a beautiful ridgeline for the sunset, and then return under the moonlight. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; reservations required, free with $10 park entrance fee; www.nps.gov/sagu/; 733-5158.

THROUGH APRIL 30

• The Tucson Botanical Gardens has extended its “Butterfly Magic” exhibit, which features hundreds of butterflies from various tropical regions. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15, $10 members; www.tucsonbotanical.org; 326-9686.

CHILDREN

THROUGH MARCH 29

• Make your own creative spin-art design. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission, $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; www.tucsonchildrensmuseum.org; 792-9985.

TUESDAY TO SUNDAY, MARCH 31-APRIL 5

• See what you can create while painting with toy trains, cars and other fun things that have wheels and have “A Wheel of a Good Time!” Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission, $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; www.tucsonchildrensmuseum.org; 792-9985.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH MARCH 26

• Enjoy color photography by Bill Baker at the Southwest Impressions exhibit. Details: 12-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan; free; www.degrazia.org; 299-9191.

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, MARCH 26-28

• Celebrate 17 years of sharing eclectic contemporary Southwestern Art with Arizona communities at the Jane Hamilton Fine Art Gallery’s 17th Anniversary Spring Show. Details: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; 1825 E. River Road, Suite 111; free admission; www.janehamiltonfineart.com; 529-4886.

THROUGH APRIL 9

• See Oro Valley artist Glenna Gilbert-Jones’ work in “Unique Offerings,” an exhibit of paintings, sculptures and furniture art. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; Content Interiors, 3401 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 881-6900.

THROUGH MAY 17

• See a wide range of subjects in dazzling colors approached from distinctive viewpoints at the juried art exhibit “Pencil Persuasion.” Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; www.tohonochulpark.org; 742-6455.

THROUGH JUNE 28

• Hurricanes, deforestation, tornados, wildfires — society is pummeled almost daily by stories of our turbulent world and artists are responding to the rapid environmental changes facing this generation through stunning visuals. Portraying both terror and beauty in the forces of nature and the ravages humans inflict on the land is at the center of the exhibition “Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord Between Nature and Society.” Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays–Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; www.tucsonmuseumofart.org; 624-2333.

THROUGH JUNE

• See the exhibit “Weaving: Native Baskets and Blankets,” which features pieces from Tohono Chul Park’s permanent collection. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; www.tohonochulpark.org; 742-6455.

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