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Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011 6:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Mechanic (R)

The Rite (PG-13)

No Strings Attached (R)

The Dilemma (PG-13)

The Green Hornet 3D (PG-13)

The Green Hornet (PG-13)

Country Strong (PG-13)

Little Fockers (PG-13)

True Grit (PG-13)

The Fighter (R)

Tron: Legacy 3D (PG)

Black Swan (R)

The King's Speech (R)

Inside Job (PG-13)

Foothills

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

From Prada to Nada (PG-13)

The Mechanic (R)

The Rite (PG-13)

No Strings Attached (R)

The Way Back (PG-13)

The Green Hornet IMAX 3D (PG-13)

The Dilemma (PG-13)

The Green Hornet 3D (PG-13)

Country Strong (PG-13)

Little Fockers (PG-13)

True Grit (PG-13)

Tron: Legacy (PG)

The Fighter (R)

Yogi Bear (PG)

Black Swan (R)

The King's Speech (R)

127 Hours (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Faster (R)

Love and Other Drugs (R)

Unstoppable (PG-13)

Morning Glory (PG-13)

Due Date (R)

Megamind (PG)

Hereafter (2010) (PG-13)

Red (PG-13)

Life As We Know It (PG-13)

Secretariat (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Mechanic (R)

The Rite (PG-13)

No Strings Attached (R)

The Dilemma (PG-13)

The Green Hornet 3D (PG-13)

The Green Hornet (PG-13)

Season of the Witch (PG-13)

Gulliver's Travels (2010) (PG)

Country Strong (PG-13)

Little Fockers (PG-13)

True Grit (PG-13)

The Fighter (R)

Black Swan (R)

The King's Speech (R)

Tangled (PG)

 


 

THEATER

Through Sunday, Feb. 6

• Enjoy a performance of the Broadway in Tucson presentation of Spring Awakening (contains mature content). Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-55; 800-745-3000.

Through Saturday, Feb. 12

• Catch a performance of the Ten Chimneys filled with love, intrigue, romance and suicide. Details: Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $35 and up; 622-2823.

Through Sunday, Feb. 13

• Explore how women define themselves through romances, careers and family at the hit comedy The Sisters Rosensweig. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-$18; 327-4242.

Through Sunday, Feb. 20

• Delve into the mysterious realm of autism at the gripping play Miracles. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. 1st Ave.; $18-$25; 882-9721.

Through Saturday, March 26

• Strap on your boots, put on your cowboy hat and catch a performance of Gunsmokin' or Have Fun, Will Travel! Details: 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95; 886-9428.

 


 

MUSIC

Thursday, Feb. 3

• Listen to the ethnic dance music of The Bouncing Czechs presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Saturday, Feb. 5

• Enjoy the pop, swing, jazz, rock, Broadway, classical, and standards of a "singer extraordinaire with a comic flare," Robin Roth-A One Woman Show. Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 5-6

• Enjoy a performance of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra's Schumann Romance - MasterWorks Series featuring pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; $30-$40; 882-8585.

Monday, Feb. 7

• Enjoy the Boogie Woogie & Blues Piano of Arthur Migliazza. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $25, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

Sunday, Feb. 13

• Treat your sweetheart to an evening of jazz featuring one of the most accomplished musical families at Love, Romance and Brubeck with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7:30 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $35, $25 members, $20 students and active military; 903-1265.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, Feb. 5

• Bring your pooch to Tucson Lifestyle magazine's citywide search for Tucson's Top Dog to grace the cover of its April 2011 issue and browse pet products and services at the Humane Society fund-raiser. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, River Rd. & Dodge Blvd.; $10; www.hssaz.org.

• Browse popular nonfiction subjects, children's materials, CDs, DVDs, and other items at bargain prices at the Friends of the Pima County Public Library Book Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free admission; 594-5200.

• Browse the works of many of the region's finest artists, enjoy live entertainment including Tucson Circus Arts, flamenco and tango dancers, and children's activities at the La Encantada Fine Art Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Skyline & Campbell; free; 797-3959.

• Learn about the Sonoran Science Academy charter school at its Open House for prospective students in grades 6-12. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2325 W. Sunset Rd.; free; 665-3400, ext. 215.

• Enjoy music, food, drinks, and a live auction for a great cause at the Integrative Touch for Kids 3rd annual Butterfly Gala Benefit for children with developmental disabilities, cancer, or other illnesses. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell; $85 or $150/2; www.integrativetouch.org.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Feb. 3

• Explore the Geology of the Tucson Mountains, how they came to be where they are, their composition and the forces that built and continue to shape them. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• 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, Free to Choose & Who Owns Me? Details: 6-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Friday, Feb. 4

• Meet a live Tarantula and learn more about this fascinating desert creature. Details: 11:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Hear a brief history of the Depression-era work program Civilian Conservation Corps and its influence on national, state, and county parks illustrated with old photo images and movie clips. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Enjoy the beauty, color and variety of local Desert Wildflowers in a digital slide presentation, learn about conditions that lead to spectacular carpets of blooms, and get tips on wildflower gardening. Details: 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd.; 615-7855.

• Let members of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association demonstrate their skills in astrophotography and see photos of distant nebula and galaxies. Details: 6:30-9 p.m.; University of Arizona, Steward Observatory Lecture Hall Room N210, 933 N. Cherry Ave.; free; 620-6502

Saturday, Feb. 5

• Let designer Jason Isenberg share his secrets for planting seasonally-appropriate crops, helping them flourish with organic methods, and harvesting the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor to create simple meals from your own backyard at his class From Garden to Kitchen. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members; 326-9686.

• Learn to create a beautiful garden in the desert environment at the Gardening for the Newcomer class followed by a walking tour of the Gardens. Details: 9:30 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686, Ext. 10.

• Sample Spanish Colonial food, listen to stories of old Tucson, and learn period crafts while you watch reenactment soldiers drill at Living History Day at The Presidio San Agustin Del Tucson. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 133 W. Washington St.; free; 837-8119.

• Learn about mining methods, techniques and tools, traits and working habits of line miners and supervisors, offering a unique underground view of life working in one of the most productive copper mines of the world at author Onofre Tafoya's presentation Los Mineros: The Hard Rock Miners of San Manuel. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Monday, Feb. 7

• Meet one of Tucson's favorite authors, J.A. Jance, and hear about her latest mystery novel Fatal Error, sixth in the Ali Reynolds series. Details: 9:30 a.m.; Nanini Branch Library, 7300 N. Shannon Rd.; free; 594-5365.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

• Learn about modern cosmology's insights, triumphs and timeless mysteries at the of Arizona College of Science's spring lecture series featuring astronomer and UA professor with his lecture Origin of the Universe: The Big Bang. Details: 7 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; free; 626-5578.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

• Let historian and tour guide Alan Kruse tell you stories of five Tucson hotels, two railroad hotels, and two in other cities at his presentation Historic Hotels in Arizona. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Thursday, Feb. 3

• Take a two-hour, 1.5 mile Lost and Gone Forever hike to learn how species become threatened, endangered, or extinct and the consequences of habitat loss or climate change. Details: 9:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Friday, Feb. 4

• Trek along an arroyo to see Silhouettes at Sundown as the sun sets on the Southwest's most famous icon: the saguaro. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee (reservations required); 733-5158.

Saturday, Feb. 5

• Take a guided Tucson Mountain Park 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: 8-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd.; free; 615-7855.

• Join with your neighbors to participate in the 4th Annual Beat Back Buffelgrass Day and help to combat the spread of this invasive grass with worksites throughout the community including Ironwood National Monument. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; free; buffelgrass.org or 615-7855.

• Take a walk in the Cactus Garden to discover Adaptations: Recipe for Survival of desert plants. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 8-11 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

• Take a 2-3 mile easy-to-moderate hike on the Yetman Trail to search for signs of wildlife and visit the ruins of the old stone Bowen House. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Camino de Oeste Trailhead, 400 N. Camino de Oeste; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 


 

CHILDREN

Thursday, Feb. 3

• Learn about stars, planets and constellations with indoor and outdoor activities and observe the night sky using binoculars and telescopes at Family Astronomy: Night Sky for families with children age 7 and older. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Picture Rocks Community Center, 5615 N. Sanders Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday, Feb. 5

• Help Rubato the Rattlesnake in the hunt for his rattle as the TSO Brass Quintet goes on a musical journey beneath the brush at their performance Just for Kids. Details: 10 & 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; free but donations welcome; 882-8585.

Sunday, Feb. 6

• Take a ride through the Art of the American West where you'll be able to see saddles, ropes, boots, hats, and other western gear and create your own western inspired painting at Picture This! Art for Families: Hang on to Your Horses. Details: 1 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free, 624-2333.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday to Friday, Feb. 5-March 4

• View the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Signature Show exhibit Crème de la Crème of paintings by Guild members who have been included in at least five juried SAWG exhibits. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday; 5605 East River Rd, Suite 131; free; 322-8086.

Sunday, Feb. 6

• Meet the artist and view his works at the Artist Reception for Donald Haskin. Details: 2-5 p.m.; Rancho Linda Vista, 1955 W. Linda Vista Rd., Oracle; free.

Wednesday to Friday, Feb. 9-April 29

• View international sculptor and artist James White's exhibit Neon Sculptures. Details: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; Pima Community College Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; free; 206-6942.

 


 

FILM

Sunday, Feb. 6

• Enjoy two award winning documentaries, "Brilliant Moon" and "The Unmistaken Child," at the Arizona Friends of Tibet's first Tibetan Film Festival. Details: 2-6 p.m.; St. Gregory School Auditorium, 3231 N. Craycroft Rd.; $10, $7 students, $5 under 12; 327-6395.

 


 

HEALTH

Thursday, Feb. 3

• Learn What Causes Stress and Emotional Eating at the Commit to be Fit lecture series. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd., Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

Saturday, Feb. 5

• Meet the practitioners and learn about the Natural Life Holistic Oasis at their Grand Opening with a raffle drawing and prizes. Details: 1-4 p.m.; 7235 N. Paseo de Norte; free; 740-1718.

Mondays, Feb. 7 & 14

• Expand your body's sense of motion and improve flexibility at Light Yoga, the Fit for Life 50+ series presented by the Friends of the Pima County Public Library. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

 

 

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