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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:05 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Repo Men (R)

Green Zone (R)

Remember Me (PG-13)

She's Out of My League (R)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

Alice in Wonderland in Digital 3D (PG)

The Ghost Writer (PG-13)

Shutter Island (R)

Avatar (PG-13)

Crazy Heart (R)

 

Foothills

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

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Repo Men (R)

Green Zone (R)

Our Family Wedding (PG-13)

Remember Me (PG-13)

She's Out of My League (R)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

Alice in Wonderland in Digital 3D (PG)

The Crazies (R)

Shutter Island (R)

Crazy Heart (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Legion (R)

The Spy Next Door (PG)

Nine (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeaquel (PG)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Old Dogs (PG)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13)

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

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Repo Men (R)

Green Zone (R)

Remember Me (PG-13)

She's Out of My League (R)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

Alice in Wonderland in Digital 3D (PG)

Cop Out (R)

Shutter Island (R)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

The Hurt Locker (R)

 

THEATER

 

Wednesday to Saturday, March 24-27

• The SaddleBrooke Stars' Cruise Line Variety Show is Steaming Your Way with new songs performed by more than 75 local residents. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $20, $16 in advance; 818-1000.

 

Friday to Sunday, March 26-April 4

• Enjoy Arizona Onstage Productions "Gutenberg! The Musical!," a spoof featuring aspiring playwrights who present a backers' audition for their musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Temple of Music & Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $15; 882-6574.

 

Saturday to Monday, March 27-29

• Enjoy the musical adventures of Tom Sawyer presented by the Christian Youth Theater Tucson. Details: 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; 2 p.m. Monday; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theater, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $15; 751-7510.

 

Sunday, March 28

• Enjoy A Rare Pattern performed by film star Margot Kidder featuring the poems, music, and literary thoughts of more than a dozen women from 1880 to 1940, including the words of Jane Austin and Virginia Woolf, presented by Chamber Music Plus Southwest. Details: 3 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $15-35; 400-5439.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, March 25

• Listen to pianist Anton Faynberg with a strong sense of modernity and specializing in 20th-century Russian music. Details: 7 p.m.; Pima Community College, Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

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

 

Friday, March 26

• Kick off the Arizona Percussive Arts Society Spring Festival with a Mass Steel Band Concert featuring performances from more than 12 public schools from around the state. Details: 7-9:15 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School Stadium, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 209-8320.

• Listen to the Concert of All Ages, Music of Hope, Dreams and Love of Community featuring the Painted Sky Elementary School Chorus, La Cima Middle School Chamber Choir, Canyon Del Oro High School Canyon Singers, and Catalinas Community Chorus presented in collaboration with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; Canyon del Oro High School Auditorium, 25 W. Calle Concordia; $3, $1 students; 797-3959 x 9.

Friday to Sunday, March 26-28

• Celebrate the music of our southwest heritage with a tribute to the golden age of the singing cowboy symphony style with the Bill Ganz Western Band at TSO Pops "Saddle Up! Music of the West." Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $24-62; 882-8585.

 

Sunday, March 28

• Catch Swing Fever with the Tucson Jazz Society performing music of the swing era. Details: 7 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $15-62.50; 903-1265.

• Listen to flute music of Chris Smith. Details: 3 p.m.; Pima Community College, Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

 

Wednesday, March 31

• Listen to the internationally acclaimed Los Angeles Piano Quartet presented by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. Details: 8 p.m.; Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25, $10 students; 321-1000.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday, March 26

• Hear 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry winner Philip Schultz read from his latest book, "The God of Loneliness: Selected and New Poems," hosted by the Tucson Writers Studio. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Tucson High School Library, 400 N. 2nd Ave.; free but donations accepted; 743-8214.

 

Friday to Sunday, March 26-28

• Browse one-of-a-kind wares, including jewelry, textiles, photography, pottery, and more from over 120 of the southwest's finest artists and crafters at the Spring Artisans Market. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free admission; 624-2333.

Saturday, March 27

• Find bargains galore at the Barn Sale — Flea Market with furniture, appliances, electronics, books and children's clothing as fun way to rescue, recycle, and reuse the best of lightly used items with a focus on practicing sustainable environment principles. Details: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northwest Tucson, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive; free admission; 579-7094.

• Help raise funds for educational, support and advocacy programs involving schizophrenia, bipolar disorder depression, and anxiety disorders at a NAMIWALK Changing Minds One Step at a Time. Details: 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Sam Lena Park 2805 E. Ajo Way; www.nami.org.

• Tour a working fiber ranch and meet alpacas, llamas, angora goats and sheep and see sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, and felting demonstrations at the Tucson Spring Shearing Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Withers Ranch, 4010 W. Palo Seco; free; 572-3758.

• Visit the Tucson Botanical Gardens' New Leaf Plant Sale featuring new and retro plants. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free; 326-9686.

• Peruse a wide selection of contemporary Tohono O'odham and Apache basketry and learn about the history, craft, and use of native baskets from author and expert Terry DeWald at the Native Basketry Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with special talks at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

Saturday to Sunday, March 27-28

• Experience the art of Oaxacan wood carvings created entirely by hand from copal wood and painted with amazing patterns along with other Mexican folk art, Mata Ortiz pottery, and Zapotec rugs at the Oaxacan Folk Art Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free; 742-6455, Ext. 213.

• Meet 100 native artists and shop for top-quality handmade artwork including pottery, Hopi kachina dolls, paintings, jewelry, baskets, rugs, blankets, and more at the Southwest Indian Art Fair Benefit. Details: Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday; Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $6; www.southernazfestivals.org/indianartfair.html.

 

Sunday, March 28

• Stroll wildflower gardens and enjoy entertainment, a silent auction, sunset cocktails and appetizers prepared by local chefs at the fundraiser Silver Spring Celebration. Details: 4-7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $99; 742-6455.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, March 25

• Take a Desert Sojourn to find out why this human-perceived harsh environment is heaven on earth for animals and plants. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Learn about the different kinds of rock art from the past, who made them, and how we determine their age at the illustrated talk Ancient Graffiti. Details: 1:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Learn about the Geology of the Tucson Mountains, how they came to be where they are now, 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.

 

Saturday, March 27

• Climb on top of 100-million-year-old fossil reefs to study the unusual rudist clams and visit Warren and Bisbee for some copper-town lore, mineral shopping and cafes at the Cretaceous Reefs of Bisbee field trip. Details: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $60, $55 members; 883-3086.

• Learn how to structure your memoir based on turning points in your life, how to outline and research your story, plus writing techniques at the workshop Writing Memoirs: The Turning Points with instructor and professional book editor Allen Kates. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Lord of Grace Church, 7250 N. Cortaro Road; free but reservations required; www.WritingPublishing.com or 616-7643.

 

• Learn tips from local naturalists and photography experts Doug and Doris Evans at their presentation digital nature photography and take a stroll around the walking trails at Feliz Paseos Park in search of great photo opportunities. Details: 10 a.m-12 p.m.; 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; $10 (reservations required); 615-7855.

• Learn about the impacts of climate change and the choices we face about responding to such changes in the southwest and globally at UA Institute of the Environment Co-Director Diana Liverman's presentation Six Degrees of Separation: Can We Live with a World Much Warmer than Today? Details: 12 p.m.; Biosphere 2, 32540 S. Biosphere Road, Oracle; free with biosphere admission; 838-6200.

• Hear a brief history of 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.

 

Saturdays, March 27, April 3 & 10

• Explore developmental milestones that affect our body and mind, learn to make wise decisions about your home and finances, and contemplate the meaning of your life at the class If or When I Grow Old. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave.; $52.50; 206-6597.

 

Sunday, March 28

• See live creepy, exciting bugs from the Sonoran Desert and Tropical Rainforests such as ant colonies, tarantulas, vinegaroons, scorpions, centipedes, and more at Bugging Out. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $7 adult or $3 child admission; 326-9686.

 

Mondays, March 29-April 12

• Explore the connection between several well-known artists and writers at Six Degrees of Separation: A Literary & Artistic Journey Through Space & Time. Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Mondays only; CRIZMAC Art & Cultural Marketplace, 1642 N. Alvernon Way; $69; 323-8555.

 

Tuesday, March 30

• Let Tucson Museum of Art docent Carol Lehrman tell you about Castoff to Creation: The Use of Recycled, Reclaimed and Found Materials at the Art in the Afternoon lecture series. Details: 2 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Road, Suite 105; free; 594-5345.

• Bring a lawn chair and warm clothing to hear a ranger talk and watch the Moonrise Over The Mountains. Details: 8:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Wednesday, March 31

• Hear the family history of Arizona's Hal Empie from 1890 through his life and his three parallel careers: Arizona's youngest licensed pharmacist, well-known western artist, and published cartoonist, presented by his daughter Ann Groves. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Saturday, March 27

• Participate in a wide variety of activities such as trash pick-up, shooting site rehabilitation, buffelgrass pulling, and more at the Friends of Ironwood Forest National Monument 10th Anniversary Service Projects. Details: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; meet at Pump Station and Avra Valley roads; free; 628-2092 or www.ironwoodforest.org.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, March 27

• Explore the mysteries of how flowers attract birds, bees and other creatures at Outdoor Family Day: Of Flowers, Birds and Bees… the Pollination Story for families with children ages 5-12. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free, but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Friday to Sunday, March 26-April 4

• View William Blomquist's oil paintings at the Icons of Experience: An Anniversary Show exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 2890 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 180; free.

 

Saturday to Sunday, March 27-28

• View award-winning residents' artwork at the SaddleBrooke Fine Art Guild Fair. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; SaddleBrooke MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; free; 825-5256.

 

Wednesday, March 31

• Don't miss the Art in Oro Valley Contest & Exhibition Opening Night Reception with hors d'oeuvres, dessert, wine and a silent auction presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Ventana Medical Systems, 1910 Innovation Park Drive; free; 797-3959. Exhibit continues through June 30.

 

Through Wednesday, March 31

• View sculptures by David Unger and oil paintings by Rock Jackson at the Old Pueblo Frameworks and Gallery. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 1825 E. River Road; free; 529-9677.

 

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 Friday, April 30

• View the Mixed Messages art exhibit of pastels, oils, watercolor, and mixed media. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday & Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; Tucson Tamale Company, 2545 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 305-4760.

 

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, March 27

• Get health screenings, see exhibits, and have lunch at the seminar Celebrating Women's Health with keynote speaker Colette Carlson (a regular opener for Suze Orman) sponsored by Northwest Medical Center. Details: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador; 10000 N. Oracle Road; $35; 866-NW4-well.

 

Tuesday, March 30

• Learn about Healthy Pathways: Advances in the Treatment of Back Pain presented by Stephen Hanks, M.D. and sponsored by Northwest Medical Center. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; La Paloma Urgent Care, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 866-694-9355.

• Learn about male behavior and relationships at the Key Counseling seminar Why Does He Do That? presented by social worker Lee Phelps. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free but reservations requested; 229-5300. For more information, e-mail key.counseling@yahoo.com.

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