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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:07 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Dear John (PG-13)

From Paris With Love (R)

Edge of Darkness (R)

When in Rome (PG-13)

Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Book of Eli (R)

It's Complicated (R)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Up inthe Air (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

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

An  Education (PG-13)

 

Foothills

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

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)

It's Complicated (R)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Crazy Heart (R)

Up in the Air (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Armored (PG-13)

Planet 51 (PG)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (R)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Zombieland (R)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

The Hurt Locker (R)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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)

The Lovely Bones (PG-13)

It's Complicated (R)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

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

The Hurt Locker (R)

 

THEATER

 

Friday, Feb. 12

• Be inspired by pictures from the space telescope, evocative Celtic music, and readings from a Navajo creation myth at Universe of Dreams with NPR's Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan and Ensemble Galilei. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $22-44; 621-3341.

 

Wednesday to Sunday, Feb. 17-21

• 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 side students from ages 8 to 18. Church and senior groups can attend the school day performances on Feb. 17-18 at 9:30 a.m. & 12 p.m. for the discounted rate of $5. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19; 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21; UA Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $15; 250-7166 or www.cyttucson.org.

 

Through Thursday, Feb. 18

• Enjoy [title of show], Arizona Theatre Company's unpredictable and uproarious tongue-in-cheek musical about show business and making one's dreams come true. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $31-54; 622-2823.

 

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

 

Thursday to Friday & Sunday, Feb. 11-12 & 14

• Enjoy Tchaikovsky 2 - Classic Series with violinist Vadim Gluzman and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Details: 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $22-$72; 882-8585.

 

Friday, Feb. 12

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to vocals, piano, drums and bass performed by the Heather Amelia Quartet at the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance's Cultural Concert Series at the Steam Pump Village Shopping Center. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Oracle Road & Steam Pump Way; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy an Evening of Love Songs with Tucson Celebrities presented by the Glassman Foundation to help fund UA School of Music activities. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $200; 271-5715.

 

Saturday, Feb. 13

• Enjoy world-class bluegrass, traditional country, gospel, clogging and comedy performed by Goldwing Express. Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $25; 818-1000.

• Step into the spiraling architecture of the Tucson Museum of Art and immerse yourself in visual and musical power and beauty while dining on a delicious four-course meal and listening to the TSO String Orchestra and Piano Trio at Moveable Musical Feasts. Details: 5:30 p.m.; 140 N. Main Ave.; $110; 882-8585.

• Dance the night away with the Tucson Jazz Society's 16-piece Big Band Express and vocalist Crystal Stark at the Sweetheart Valentines Dance. Details: 7 p.m.; Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $25, $20 members; 903-1265.

• Listen to 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winner Olga Kern performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3. Details: 8 p.m., UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-52; 621-3341.

 

Sunday, Feb. 14

• Get ready for elegant sights and sounds at the Tucson Concert Band Live at Sun City Vistoso. Details: 2 p.m.; Mountain Vista Recreation Center Auditorium, 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; $10; 825-3711.

• Listen to a delightful mix of romantic favorites from a piano and classical saxophone repertoire performed by the Rodriguez & Keepe Duo at their Valentines Day concert. Details: 3 p.m.; Pima Community College Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6; 206-6986.

• Listen to the Schaeffer Memorial Guitar Competition Finals. Details: 2:30 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $9; 621-1162.

• Enjoy the Graduate Choral Conductors Recital. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; free; 621-1162.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Wednesday to Sunday, Feb. 10-14

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

 

Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 11-14

• Browse the acclaimed Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™, largest gem and mineral show in the United States. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; $9.25, children free; 800-745-3000.

 

Friday to Sunday, Feb. 12-14

• Browse handcrafted items from approximately 80 exhibitors and enjoy live entertainment at Desert Diamond Casino's 10th annual Arts and Crafts Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; I-19 & Pima Mine Road; free admission; 294-7777.

• Learn how to distinguish authentic Indian made items from knockoffs made overseas at the Zuni Fetish Show & Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free; 742-6455.

 

Saturday, Feb. 13

• Meet local and regional authors, view exhibits from the Oro Valley Historical Society, Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, and Sun Sounds of Arizona, and enjoy other activities at the fourth annual Oro Valley Book Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

• Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a fun-filled day of Asia performances, arts and crafts, and Chinese foods at the Chinese Lunar New Year fundraiser for the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 1288 W. River Road; free admission; 292-6900.

• In honor of Valentine's Day and Father Francisco Garces, join the sampling of chocolate recipes from many local restaurants as docents interpret the plant, its culture and heritage at the Chocolate to Die For guided walking tours and bake sale. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, 133 W. Washington Street; free park admission; $15 tour, $5 tasting; 837-8119.

• Bring the whole family for the 3rd annual Tucson Carnaval presented by Batucaxé, Tucson Parks and Recreation, Tucson Children's Museum, Armory Park Neighborhood Association and Many Mouths One Stomach with a parade, workshops, live entertainment, and children's activities. Details: 12-6 p.m.; Armory Park, free.

 

Sunday, Feb. 14

• Help raise funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake while you enjoy a Mardi Gras French Quarter Jazz Mass and Jambalaya Feed featuring the professional ensemble, The Original Wildcat Jass Band. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road; free will offering; 887-5127.

 

Through Sunday, Feb. 14

• Browse the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase, an international marketplace spread over town with dozens of locations at hotels, in shops, under giant tents, and at the Tucson Convention Center. For details, call 800-638-8350.

• Look for treasures at the American Indian Exposition featuring American Indian artists and artisans selling original art, craftworks, and native foods. Details: Flamingo Hotel Ballroom, 1300 N. Stone Ave.; 622-4900.

 

Wednesday to Sunday, Feb. 17-21

• 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. 11

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

 

Friday, Feb. 12

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

 

Friday & Sunday, Feb. 12 & 14

• Hear the oral history surrounding Mexican-American Homesteading Adventures in the Desert around Saguaro National Park West. Details: 10:15 a.m. Red Hills Visitor Center, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Saturday, Feb. 13

• Learn about tarantula hawk wasps and plants at the top of the Usery Mountains with a presentation by Arizona State University's John Alcock, PhD., regents' professor emeritus, When the Rains Come: A Naturalist's Year in the Sonoran Desert. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Get answers at the Tucson Organic Gardeners Composting Q&A. Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with $7 garden admission; 326-9686.

• Take a self-guided walking sites tour at the Fort Lowell Day celebration. Details: 12-4 p.m.; Fort Lowell Park, 2900 N. Craycroft Road; free; 318-0219.

• Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and its Impact on Saguaro National Park. Details: 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 13-14

• Celebrate Valentine's Day by gazing at stars and planets through a powerful telescope as part of the love-inspired program Astro Amore at Mount Lemmon SkyCenter presented by the University of Arizona. Details: 3:45 p.m.-9 p.m.; Mt. Lemmon summit; $60; 626-8122.

 

Saturdays, Feb. 13-27

• Explore what will happen to you, your possessions, and your legacy when you leave this world at a lively interactive workshop, If or When I Die to discuss those aspects of end-of-life planning and contemplation that everyone must face eventually. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Pima College Community Campus; $49; www.pima.edu/continuinged.

 

Saturdays, Feb. 13-March 7

• Save energy, conserve water and create a healthy home with tips from licensed interior designer and columnist Pamela Portwood at her class Green Interior Design. Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Triangle L Ranch, Oracle; $51; to register call Benny DeSantiago of Central Arizona College at 520-357-2812.

 

Monday, Feb. 15

• Take a Walking Tour Inside the Presidio Walls to look at buildings that were within the walls of the original Presidio including the Courthouse, the Tucson Museum of Art, and the homes of Fish, Stevens, Cordova, and DeLong. Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; meet at the corner of Main Avenue and Washington Street; $15; 881-1638 or www.KruseArizona.com.

 

Tuesdays, Feb. 16 & 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.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17

• Explore one of the last of the world's indigenous cultures that have been able to maintain their way of life in the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidentale at CRIZMAC's Stevie Mack's presentation A Culture of Color: The Huichol of Mexico. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn Why We Need Creative Minds and how to develop creativity from artist teacher Jane Buckman. Details: 7 p.m.; Green Fields Country Day School, 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra; free; 297-2288.

 

Wednesdays, Feb. 17-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.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Feb. 13

• Learn about the significance of natural sounds while listening to wildlife then recreate what you hear using a variety of simple instruments at the Sonoran Desert Kids Club: Jammin' with Nature. Details: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free but reservations required (ages 8-12); 615-7855.

• Dress in the costume of your favorite location and play along on simple rhythm instruments at the International Adventures of Aunt Rhody and Uncle Bob with a String Trio performing music from Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, China, Scotland, Vienna, the North Pole and a Texas Ranch at the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance's Musical Magic for Kids concert. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Music and Dance Academy, southeast corner of Oracle & Magee; free; 797-3959.

• Make colors magically appear on magic paper using a special wand. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $8 adults, $6 children; 792-9985.

• Celebrate Carnavale at the Tucson Children's Museum's Festivals of Friendship. Details: 1-4 p.m.; 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $8 adults, $6 children; 792-9985.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 16

• Decorate a mini-bear or mini-butterfly storybook to Celebrate Read to Me Week. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $8 adults, $6 children; 792-9985.

 

Friday, & Sunday, Feb. 12 & 14

• Create a Valentine Heart for Someone Special. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $8 adults, $6 children; 792-9985.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Through Friday, Feb. 12

• See how local children express their understandings of watersheds and share their view of the natural world at the Tucson's River of Words Youth Poetry and Art Traveling Exhibit of award winning poetry and mixed media art. Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free, 615-7855.

 

Through 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 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

 

Friday, Feb. 12

• Join Tucson Medical Center for an afternoon filled with quality education, information and fun at the Fourth Annual Healthy Aging and Sexuality Conference. Details: 1-5:30 p.m.; TMC Campus Marshall Conference Center, 5301 E. Grant Road; free but registration limited; 324-1960.

 

Saturday, Feb. 13

• Get information on Lyme Disease from the Inside Out as Dr. Irene Kitzman shares her personal Lyme healing experience and her professional perspective on the disease hosted by the Arizona Lyme Disease Association. Details: 2 p.m.; River Center Library, 5605 E. River Road; free; 529-0221 or www.azlyme.org.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 16

• Learn about the topic Delirium vs. Dementia Free at the Neurological Lecture Series. Details: 9 a.m.; TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus; 1400 N. Wilmot Road; free, but pre-registration required; 324- 1960.

 

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