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Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:07 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Clash Of The Titans (PG-13)

Tyler Perry's Why Did I get Married Too? (PG-13)

The Last Song (PG)

Hot Tub Time Machine (R)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

How to Train Your Dragon 3D (PG)

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

The Ghost Writer (PG-13)

Crazy Heart (R)

 

AMC Lowes Foothills

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

Clash Of The Titans (PG-13)

Clash Of The Titans  3D (PG-13)

Tyler Perry's Why Did I get Married Too? (PG-13)

The Last Song (PG)

Hot Tub Time Machine (R)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

How to Train Your Dragon 3D (PG)

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Green Zone (R)

She's Out of My League (R)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

Shutter Island (R)

Crazy Heart (R)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

From Paris With Love (R)

Edge of Darkness (R)

When in Rome (PG-13)

Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Spy Next Door (PG)

It's Complicated (R)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeaquel (PG)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Up in the Air (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Clash Of The Titans (PG-13)

Clash Of The Titans  3D (PG-13)

Tyler Perry's Why Did I get Married Too? (PG-13)

The Last Song (PG)

Hot Tub Time Machine (R)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

How to Train Your Dragon 3D (PG)

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Green Zone (R)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

Shutter Island (R)

Avatar (PG-13)

 

THEATER

 

Thursday to Sunday, April 8-11

• Enjoy the UA Opera Theatre with the Arizona Symphony Orchestra II Matrimonio Segreto, by Domenico Cimarosa, sung in Italian with English supertitles. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $10-15; 621-1162.

 

Saturday to Sunday, April 10-11

• Discover the romance, humor, and wonder of Hans Christian Andersen's world as Tucson Regional Ballet performs The Princess and the Pea and Giselle Act II. Details: 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Leo Rich Theatre, Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $15-21; 800-745-3000.

 

Sunday, April 11

• Enjoy a performance of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra featuring Lehar: The Merry Widow — in conjunction with Southern Arizona Opera Company. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $22, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

 

Tuesday to Sunday, April 13-18

• If you're looking for your first Broadway musical, Chicago has everything you could want: knockout dancing, an edge-of-your-seat story and one showstopper after another. 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.; $25-75; 800-745-3000.

 

Through Sunday, April 18

• Enjoy Shakespeare's romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College Black Box Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $15; 206-6986.

 

Through Saturday, April 24

• Enjoy the Arizona Theatre Company presentation of The Second City Does Arizona, or Close But No Saguaro. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $30-50; 622-2823.

 

 

Through Sunday, May 2

• Enjoy the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic, a classic love story which starts as a neighborhood picnic and turns into a life-changing experience for a group of women in a small Midwest town. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-18; 327-4242.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, April 8

• Listen to the jazz, flamenco, and new compositions of classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $18, $12 members; 742-6455.

 

Thursday & Saturday, April 8 & 10

• Reminisce about the young and carefree days of soda fountains and drive-in movies at the SaddleBrooke Singers Spring Concert Return to Rock and Roll. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 4 p.m. Saturday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $17, $15 in advance; 818-1000.

 

Thursday, Friday & Sunday, April 8, 9 & 11

• Listen to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra's American Romance - Classic Series featuring pianist Michael Sheppard performing Gershwin and much more. Details: 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $34-57; 882-8585.

 

Friday, April 9

• The Guthrie Family Rides Again with singer-songwriter and social commentator Arlo Guthrie joined by his children and grandchildren performing standards and newly composed tunes. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-52; 621-3341.

 

Saturday, April 10

• Meet Spanish-guitarist Domingo DeGrazia and violinist Beth Daunis and listen to their diverse songs from haunting Celtic melodies to spicy Latin rhythms at the Bluest Sky concert. Details: 1-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun; 6300 N. Swan; free; 299-9191.

• Tap your toes to the music of The Desert Bluegrass Association sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Crossroads Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road; free; 797-3959.

• Spend An Evening with Stanton Lanier, Pianist of Peace, performing at Steinway Piano Gallery. Details: 7:30 p.m.; 3001 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 117; $30; 888-325-9797.

 

Sunday, April 11

• Listen to the Sons of Orpheus Spring Concert as they sing selections from the rich repertoire written for men's voices. Details: 3 p.m.; Pima Community College Proscenium Theater, 2202 W. Anklam Road; 206-6986.

 

Tuesday, April 13

• Enjoy a reception and the Student Chamber Music Showcase with KUAT-FM radio host James Reel. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; free; 621-1162.

 

Wednesday, April 14

• Find inspiration and lots of great memories at How Great Thou Art — The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley performed by Robert Shaw and The Lonely Street Band. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $30, $26 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to the UA Archive Ensemble. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $5-9; 621-1162.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday, April 8

• Honor three outstanding members of our community: Agnes Hannley, Ellen Kirton and the Arizona Multihousing Association and hear about life-changing progress of New Beginnings for Women and Children clients at the Friends of the Family Awards Luncheon. Details: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon; $50; 325-8800.

 

Friday to Saturday, April 9-10

• Enjoy a wine tasting under the stars at the Tucson Museum of Art with food from fine Tucson restaurants and a Saturday wine-paired dinner and auction at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort at the Crush Wine Festival. Details: 6-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 140 N. Main Ave.; Friday $80, $65 in advance; Saturday $200; 624-2333.

 

Saturday, April 10

• Participate in the Cholla Bud Harvest, a century-old Sonoran Desert springtime ritual of collecting and preparing cholla buds while you learn about desert foods and have a native foods lunch. Details: 8 a.m-1:30 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $66, $60 members; 883-3086.

• Take the Ultimate Private Home Garden Tour aboard a luxury bus which will shuttle you to each of four exquisite residential landscapes and lunch at Hacienda del Sol sponsored by Tucson Botanical Gardens. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $230 (includes one year Gardens membership), $200 members; 326-9686, Ext. 13.

• Browse over 120 residents showcasing their art at the SaddleBrooke Arts and Crafts Fair. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; free admission; 825-5256.

 

• Take the Master Gardener Home Garden Tour of working and demonstration gardens sponsored by the University of Arizona/Pima County Cooperative Extension. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; fcorrell@ag.arizona.edu.

• View a re-enactment of 1775-1856 Tucson life with craft and food-making demonstrations, soldier drills and cannon fire at Living History Day at the Tucson Presidio, replica of city's original adobe-walled fortress. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 133 W. Washington; free; 837-8119.

• Enjoy food, wine tasting, an appearance of editorial cartoonist David Fitzsimmons, and a silent auction at the Taste of Spring fundraiser for Parkinson's disease. Details: 2-5 p.m.; St. Philip's Plaza, 4310 N. Campbell Ave.; $50, $40 in advance; 326-5400.

 

Saturday-Sunday, April 10-11

• Browse works by local and out-of-town artists and crafters at the Ventana Village Art Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Ventana Village Center, Kolb & Sunrise; free admission; sbjewell@comcast.net.

 

Sunday, April 11

• Indulge in delightful confections by Tucson chefs at the Rincon Rotary Club fundraiser Taste of Chocolate. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Doubletree Hotel, 455 N. Alvernon Way, $10, under 12 free with paid adult; 327-7111.

 

Tuesday & Wednesday, April 14 & 20

• Attend the China Trip 2010 Orientation to find out how you can visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Ming Tombs, Shanghai, and more for $1899 including airfare, hotels, meals, and activities with English speaking tour guides sponsored by the Marana Chamber of Commerce. The trip dates are October 15-23. Details: 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at the Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive or 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Sunflower Village Center, Fiesta Room, 9401 N. Sunflower Park; 682-4314.

 

Through Friday, April 30

• Enjoy Arizona's only live tropical Butterfly exhibit Butterfly Magic at the greenhouse at Tucson Botanical Gardens with hundreds of spectacular butterflies from all over the world. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $6.50 children; 326-9686.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, April 8

• Take a docent led Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site Tour to learn about techniques that 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.

 

Friday, April 9

• Meet other bird and nature lovers and save habitat while learning about birds from experts at the Tucson Audubon Birdathon. Details: 12 p.m.; 300 E. University Blvd.; free; 622-5622.

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

 

• Hear Stories from the Stars at the Flandrau Planetarium. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Cherry Avenue and University Blvd.; $7.50, $5 children, under 4 free; 621-7827. Additional exhibits, activities, and shows 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sunday.

 

Fridays, April 9 & May 14

• Learn how to create a gorgeous desert garden using Xeriscaping, a style of landscaping that incorporates design principles and plants that conserve water utilizing native plants at Desert Landscape class. Details: 9-11:30 a.m.; Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Road; $5; 297-1151.

 

Saturday, April 10

• Learn how to be a better parent and a better spouse at the Intentional Living Marriage & Parenting Conference hosted by best-selling author Dr. Randy Carlson, president of Family Life Communications, Inc. and radio host of Intentional Living. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Christ Community Church, 7801 E. Kenyon Drive; 800-776-1070.

• Listen to storyteller Jordan Hill sharing Green Tales for a Blue Planet: Old Stories to Guide Our New Way with the World. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Biosphere 2; 32540 S. Biosphere Road, Oracle; free with biosphere admission; 838-6200.

• Learn about Observing Desert Bee Pollinators and Creating Bee Condominiums from local scientist, author, photographer, artist, and entomologist Stephen Buchmann, Ph.D. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Monday to Tuesday, April 12-13

• Visit hotspots in Miller Canyon to watch and learn about the behavior of Hummingbirds. Details: 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, lecture at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, field trip. Meet for the field trip at I-10 and Speedway; bring a sack lunch; $74; $67 members; 883-5705.

 

Wednesday, April 14

• Take An Armchair Walking Tour of Tucson with an emphasis of history and architecture from 1860 to 1910 highlighting Armory Park and the Barrio Viejo presented by historian and tour guide Alan Kruse. Details: 12 noon and

 

2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Friday, April 9

• Take a Sweetwater Wetlands Birding Walk with expert Mary Ellen Flynn. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; 2667 W. Sweetwater Drive; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

Saturday, April 10

• Take a guided Birding Walk with expert John Higgins to spot canyon towhees, rufous-winged sparrows, Gila woodpeckers and other birds of the desert southwest nestled among the saguaros and ironwood trees. Details: 7:30-9:30 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Road; free; 615-7855.

• Bring your work clothes and help remove giant reeds in the Sabino Creek area at the Tucson Audubon TogetherGreen Volunteer Day. Details: 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m.; call 971-2385 to sign up and get directions or visit www.togethergreen.org.

• View stars, planets, and other night sky features with Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers providing an introduction to the night sky and telescopes set up for celestial viewing at A Night with the Stars. Bring your flashlight and a lawn chair. Details: 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Road; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

Wednesday, April 14

• Join 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.

• Enjoy the showy flowers of our local cacti and learn about their ecology and uses on a naturalist-led easy to moderate Cactus Hike on the lower Brown Mountain loop trail. Details: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tucson Mountain Park; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, April 10

• Listen to programs, presenters and information about early childhood education at the Sonoran Science Academy Child and Family Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; 2325 W. Sunset Road; free; 682-1006.

• Celebrate the Earth with children's hands-on activities, recycled art, animal visits, garden starter kits and more at the Earth Day Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. 6th Ave.; free admission day; 792-9985.

• Celebrate National Healthy Kids Day with stories, a craft, healthy snacks and a demonstration by My Gym. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Saturday, April 10

• Meet the artists of the Sun City Vistoso Photo Club and enjoy their photographs of Treasured Places in the American West at the artists' reception. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

 

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 Saturday, Sept. 18

• View the Mexico bicentennial exhibit Salvador Corona: Matador to Muralist illustrating pastoral scenes of Mexico's past at the Arizona State Museum. Details: open daily except Sundays and major holidays; 1031 E. University Blvd.; $5, children free; 621-6302.

 

HEALTH

 

Saturday, April 10

• Learn about coping skills and various strategies for improving communication at home, at work, and in public for anyone who has trouble communicating because of personal hearing loss at the Adult Loss of Hearing Association presentation Living Well with Hearing Loss. Details: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; U of A Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; 1131 E. Second Street; free; 795-9887.

 

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