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Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:19 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Parcy 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)

When in Rome (PG-13)

Tooth Fairy (PG)

It's Complicated (R)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Up inthe Air (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (R)

 

Foothills

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

Parcy 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)

When in Rome (PG-13)

Legion (R)

Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Book of Eli (R)

The Lovely Bones (PG-13)

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

Brothers (R)

Planet 51 (PG)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13)

2012 (PG-13)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)

The Boondock Saint II: All Saints Dar (R)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

The Hurt Locker (R)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Parcy 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)

When in Rome (PG-13)

Extraordinary Measures (PG)

Legion (R)

Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Book of Eli (R)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

 

THEATER

 

Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 18-21

• Enjoy some of Arizona's finest flamenco professionals for an evening of singing, guitar and dance at the performance of Cuadro Flamenco. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday; 7 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 & 4 p.m. Sunday; Cabaret Theatre, Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $35; 271-8478.

 

Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 18-28

• Enjoy a Premium Blend of dance from ballet to jazz plus George Balanchine's masterwork The Four Temperaments. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Stevie Eller Theatre, University of Arizona Campus; $15-25; 621-1162.

 

Friday & Saturday, Feb. 19-May 29

• Experience Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed's Carnival of Illusion for a Victorian-inspired magical parlour show. Details: 6 & 8:30 p.m.; DoubleTree Reid Park Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 seniors/children; 615-5299.

 

Saturday, Feb. 20

• Enjoy the explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography combined to create a remarkable display of precision, energy and stamina at TAO: Martial Art of Drumming. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-59; 621-3341.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 20-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.

 

Through Sunday, Feb. 21

• Relive the rich and colorful history of America's western frontier at the Children's Youth Theater musical production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers featuring Northwest students from ages 8 to 18. Details: 7 p.m. Friday; 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; UA Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $15; 250-7166 or www.cyttucson.org.

 

Tuesday to Sunday, Feb. 23-28

• See Fiddler on the Roof, one of the great masterpieces in American musical theater, which has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal and timeless message. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $22-72; 903-2929.

 

Wednesday to Sunday, Feb. 24-March 7

• Enjoy the enchanting family musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein Cinderella, an immortal love story 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 27

• Catch the 1810 revolutionary spirit as a man becomes an outlaw in the process of reclaiming his family's estate from the greedy relatives who cheated him out of it, in the comedy The Cisco Kid. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 6:30 & 9 p.m. Saturday; 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95; 886-9428.

 

 

MUSIC

 

Friday to Sunday, Feb. 19-21

• Enjoy an evening of great music from the cinema at TSO Pops! Great Movies! Grand Piano! Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; 882-8585.

 

Sunday, Feb. 21

• Listen to the Old Time Fiddle Contest featuring bluegrass musicians of all ages from the Southern Arizona Old Time Fiddler's Association. Details: 10 a.m.; DeMeester Performance Center at Reid Park, 22nd Street and Country Club Road; free; 743-7086.

• Explore four centuries of great organ music at the Organ a la carte Midday Organ Recital Series performed by Dr. Jeffrey Campbell on St. Philip's Holtkamp pipe organ. Details: 12:30 p.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; admission by donation; 299-6421.

• Enjoy four exceptionally gifted young Tucson area artists perform a variety of compositions at the Stars of the Future Concert. Details: 2:30 p.m.; Vista de la Montana Church, Oracle Road just south of Golder Ranch Road; free will offering; 825-1985.

• Celebrate Frederic Chopin's 200th birthday at A Chopin Cornucopia with Chamber Music Plus Southwest's musical and theatrical performance of his work for cello and piano and readings of his letters. Details: 2:30 p.m.; 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $15-35; 400-5439.

• Listen to the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra concert of Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette, Elgar's Cello Concerto with soloist Zoran Stilin, Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 and Ginastera's Estancia Ballet Suite. Details: 3 p.m.; St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, under 17 free; 323-7166.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 23

• Enjoy the Chamber Music Light Series with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Brass Quartet presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6:30 p.m.; St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road; $12; 797-3959.

• Listen to the UA Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $5; 621-1162.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

• Listen to the UA Symphonic Band. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $5; 621-1162.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday, Feb. 18

• Stop in for a taste of baja at Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill and help raise money for Relay for Life NW Pima County American Cancer Society. Details: 3-10 p.m.; 10509 N. Oracle Road; www.nwpimacountyrelay.org.

 

Friday, Feb. 19

• Help raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to support the Arizona Cancer Center at Living the Dream Tom Hagedorn Charity Event Casino Night. Details: 5:30-10 p.m.; Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club, 4001 N. Country Club Road; $40, $35 in advance; 795-6960.

 

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 19-20

• Watch demonstrations of carving and painting by acclaimed artisan Jacobo Angeles Ojeda at the Oaxacan Carvings Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

 

Saturday, Feb. 20

• Enjoy a mix of classic rock and oldies, some of the area's finest BBQ cuisine, and classic and antique cars and trucks at the Oro Valley Classic Car Show, BBQ & Blues Festival presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Oracle and Tangerine Roads; $5; www.orovalleymarketplace.com.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 20-21

• Celebrate the native cultures of the American Southwest with a showing of works by more than 50 artists, music and dance performances, and food vendors at the Festival of Indian Arts. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Hotel Tucson City Center, 475 N. Granada; $5, $3 ages 13-17; under 12 free; 622-3000.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 20-28

• Enjoy the top professional rodeo La Fiesta de los Vaqueros at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. Details: 4823 S. Sixth Ave.; call 800-964-5662 for information and ticket prices.

 

Sunday, Feb. 21

• Kick off the spring season with the Southern Arizona Mustang Club at the Fords on Fourth car show in the historic 4th Avenue district to benefit the Easter Seals Blake Foundation. Details: 8 a.m-3 p.m.; 4th Avenue between 9th and 5th Streets; free admission; www.southernarizonamustangclub.com.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24

• Come to the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter to experience what cowboys saw while tending to their cattle or sitting around a campfire at night at the observation event Wrangle the Stars. Details: http://SkyCenter.arizona.edu.

 

Through Sunday, Feb. 21

• Don't miss out on Walking With Dinosaurs featuring life-size dinosaurs roaming the arena floor. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11 a.m., 3 & 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 & 5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $21.50-$59.50; 800-745-3000.

• See the Tucson Winter Classic Hunter/Jumper Horse Show at the Pima County Fairgrounds. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11300 S. Houghton Road; free; 762-9100.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Thursday Feb. 18

• Learn CPR for Family and Friends approved by the American Heart Association if a baby or child stops breathing (not a CPR certification). Details: 6-8:30 p.m.; University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; $20/person, $30/couple; 694-6667.

 

Friday, Feb. 19

• Get tips on Container Plants from the Pima County Extension Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

 

Saturday, Feb. 20

• Take home your creations of a tea to improve nutrition and digestion, an herbal salve for skin conditions, and liniment for the joints at clinical herbalist Pam Hyde-Nakai's class Plants as Medicines. Details: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $35, $25 members; 742-6455.

• Taste two famous and rare green teas as certified tea master and tea scholars explain Chinese organic farming, the history of green tea, and how it relates to the silk industry and the silkworm. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Seven Cups Tea House; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with $7 garden admission; 326-9686.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24

• Hear historian Jack Lasseter's story of Outlaws and Lawmen on the Arizona Frontier during the turbulent 1880s & 1890s. One can of food for donation to the Catalina Community Services Food Bank required for admittance. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about the Cactus Family, their characteristics, where they come from, and how to keep them happily growing from curator of horticulture Michael Chamberland. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 23

• Learn about the geography, history and culture of the Inca Empire from 1200 A.D. to 1535 A.D. through videos and photographs. Details: 2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

 

Wednesdays through April 28

• Become a Docent and learn about the history of Tucson Botanical Gardens, botany for gardeners, gardening for birds and butterflies, water resources and conservation, principles of xeriscaping, desert ecology, ethnobotany and more. Details: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $65 (cost of materials); 326-9686, Ext. 39.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Tuesday, Feb. 23

• Take an eight mile roundtrip Wasson Peak Moonlight Hike with an elevation gain of 1,700 feet, enjoy the sunset and descend by the light of the moon. Details: 2:45 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee (reservations required); 733-5158.

 

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24

• View demonstrations and learn about the life of Sueño, a female Harris' Hawk at certified wildlife rehabilitator Kathie Schroeder's Hawk Happening. Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, Children's Ramada, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with $7 park admission; 742-6455.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Friday, Feb. 19

Jane Hamilton Fine Art presents artists Barry Sapp and Susan Evans, Feb. 19-March 4. A reception for the artists is Friday, Feb. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, located on the southwest corner of Skyline and Campbell. For more information, call 529-4886. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10-6 p.m., Sundays 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

 

Through Monday, March 1

• View the mother/daughter exhibit of award-winning photographer Louise Serpa and her daughter Mia Larocque at the Gallery at Tucson Botanical Gardens. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

 

Through Tuesday, March 2

• View the exhibit Traditional Paper Art: Contemporary Interpretations featuring Polish paper cutting (wycinanki) and origami. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Gallery, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 students, $2 children; 742-6455 x217.

 

Through Sunday, March 7

• View art works inspired by ranching cowboys, mythic cowboys, urban cowboys, and even rodeo cowgirls including rodeo images by Cowgirl Hall of Fame photographer Louise Serpa at Tohono Chul Park's new exhibit Meanwhile Back at the Ranch. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $2-7; 742-6455.

 

Through Friday, March 12

• See an unparalleled show of Western art featuring Diana Madaras at the Empire 100 Western Art Show & Sale sponsored by Northern Trust and the Empire Ranch Foundation. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 3450 E. Sunrise Drive; free admission; 888-364-2829.

• View the Campus Christian Center Art Exhibit of photographs and abstract art. Details: 9 a.m-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; UA Art Gallery, 715 N. Park Ave.; free; 623-7575.

 

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.

 

Through Friday, July 2

• View Yoeme Carving: Generations of Wooden Face, masks carved for ceremonial dancers whose wooden, carved mask represents a family tradition passed down for centuries. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7, $5 seniors/military; $3 students; $2 children; 742-6455.

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, Feb. 18

• Listen to author Dr. Coralee Thompson discuss her new book Healthy Brains, Healthy Children at the Third Thursday Speaker Series. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Oracle Community Center, 685 E. American Ave., Oracle; donations requested.

• Maintain a healthy heart throughout the year and your lifetime with information from Carondelet Tucson Heart Hospital at the seminar Healthy Heart Happy Heart. Details: 7-8 p.m.; Open Heavens Fellowship, 2445 N. Coyote Dr., #101; free; denisecarpenter@comcast.net.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 23

• Learn about Cholesterol and Triglycerides: making sense of blood lipid levels presented by Gregory Koshkarian, M.D. Details: 3:30 p.m.; La Paloma Urgent Care Center, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 866-694-9355.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24

• Take steps to avoid heart disease by developing a healthy lifestyle with tips from Dr. Tedd Goldfinger at the presentation Do You Know Your Heart Health? Details: 6:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, Classrooms A & B; free, 866-694-9355.

 

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