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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:23 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Watchmen (R)

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (G)

Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail (PG-13)

Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG)

Coraline (PG)

Taken (PG-13)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

The Wrestler (R)

Gran Torino (R)

The Reader (R)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

The Last House on the Left (R)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Watchmen (R)

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (G)

Fired Up (PG-13)

Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail (PG-13)

Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG)

The International (R)

Coraline (PG)

He’s Just Not That Into You (PG-13)

Push (PG-13)

Taken (PG-13)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Gran Torino (R)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Bride Wars (PG)

The Unborn (PG-13)

Bedtime Stories (PG)

Marley & Me (PG)

Valkyrie (PG-13)

Seven Pounds (PG-13)

The Tale of Desperaux (G)

Yes Man (PG-13)

Frost/Nixon (R)

Australia (PG-13)

Bolt (PG)

Twilight (PG-13)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Watchmen (R)

Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG)

Coraline (PG)

He’s Just Not That Into You (PG-13)

Push (PG-13)

Taken (PG-13)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

The Wrestler

Gran Torino (R)

The Reader (R)

Milk (R)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

• See a performance of the Pima Community College Chorale and College Singers. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6; www.pima.edu/calendars; 206-6986.

• The powerful Latin sounds of Grupo Manteca will fill the air during the University of Arizona’s School of Music Latin Jazz/Salsa Night. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road; $9 general admission, $7 seniors , $5 students; http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/music/; 621-3341 or 621-1655.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, MARCH 13-15

• “A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler,” the founder and long-time conductor of the Boston Pops, marks the end of the TSO Pops! season. The performance features guest conductor Albert-George Schram and soprano Tamra Hayden. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $34-61; www.tucsonsymphony.org; 882-8585.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

• Dig out those poodle skirts for a tribute to the golden years of rock ‘n’ roll as you “Rock Around the Clock with Dave and Daphne.” Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive (in SaddleBrooke); $25, $20 in advance; www.dvpac.net; 818-1000.

• Two giants of stage and screen, Marvin Hamlisch and Joel Grey, team up for a bravura performance of their unforgettable contributions to music in “Broadway to Hollywood.” Details: 8 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $30-70; www.uapresents.org; 621-3341.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

• Legendary blues vocalist Etta James will perform with the Roots Band and guitarist Joe Bonamassa. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $32-72; www.uapresents.org; 621-3341.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20

• Harpists Patricia Harris and Christine Vivona will perform “Two Harps, Ninety-four Strings.” Details: 7:30 p.m.; Bloom Music Center, St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free, but donations accepted; 299-6421.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22

• The University of Arizona School of Music will present an Oro Valley Musicale, featuring students Garrick Woods, cello; duo guitarists “Brazukas”; and the award-winning Arizona Graduate Winds. Details: 3 p.m.; Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave.; free admission, donations to the School of Music accepted; 575-0572.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22

• Latin-fusion group Soulero and guitarist Gabriel Francisco will perform at Westward Look Resort. Details: 7-9:30 p.m.; Sonoran Ballroom, 245 E. Ina Road; $15 at the door, or by calling Alter Ego Motorcycles at 307-6380; raffle tickets sold during the show will benefit the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council.

THEATER

THURSDAY, MARCH 19-APRIL 5

• The Rogue Theatre presents “Immortal Longings: An Argument Erupts Among Shakespeare’s Greatest Women.” Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; Zuzi’s Dance Theatre in the Historic YWCA, 738 N. Fifth Ave.; $20 (March 19 preview is $15); www.theroguetheatre.org; 551-2053.

THROUGH MARCH 28

• The Arizona Theatre Company will present the “Somebody/Nobody,” a laugh-out-loud look at modern life and our unending quest for fifteen minutes of fame. Details: Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; show times and prices vary; 622-2823; www.aztheatreco.org.

DANCE

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, MARCH 13-15

• Enjoy alluring choreography and delicious desserts from the area’s top restaurants at Ballet Tucson’s “Dance and Dessert.” Details: 7:30 p.m.; Stevie Eller Dance Theatre at the University of Arizona, 1737 E. University Blvd.; $30; www.ballettucson.org; 621-7008.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY, MARCH 13-14

• The Oro Valley United Church of Christ will hold its annual Giant Rummage Sale, with proceeds benefitting a variety of mission projects. Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. both days; 1401 E. El Conquistador Way; 742-7333.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, MARCH 14-15

• Bring the whole family out for activities, international food and to browse and by works by local and national artisans at the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College, 7600 N. Shannon Road; free admission; www.govac.org; 797-3959.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

• Put a zing in your mouth by biting into the “mother of chilies” and sample other recipes made from a variety of a Sonoran Desert plants during the Desert Sampler Class. Details: 2 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $25 general admission, $15 members; www.tohonochulpark.org; 742-6455.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

• Contribute to the development of the infusion treatment area at the Arizona Cancer Center Clinic while enjoying delicious food provided by Tucson Originals chefs, complimentary wine, and live and silent auctions during the second-annual Flower Power fundraiser. Details: 6 p.m.; 3838 N. Campbell Ave; $125; www.flowerpowerevent.com; 694-6088.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

• Everybody is Irish at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, which features Irish dancers, musicians, floats and activities for all ages. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Armory Park, 221 S. Sixth Ave.; free.

THROUGH MARCH 29

• Tour cosmetic legend Merle Norman’s 1950s era historic ranch estate, Rancho Merlita, during the Tucson Museum of Art League’s fundraiser “Designer Showhouse.” The spacious home and grounds have been completely redecorated inside and out by 27 well known Tucson interior and exterior designers. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays; 8520 E. Wrightstown Road; $20; www.tucsonmuseumofart.org; 722-7436.

BOOKS

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, MARCH 14-15

• Celebrate reading and literacy in the Old Pueblo during the Tucson Festival of Books, featuring author readings and signings for adults and crafts and storytimes for kids. Details: All day event; University of Arizona Campus; free; www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

• See the landscape through the eyes of the early explorers “Tracing Anza’s Trail: A Photographer’s Journey,” about the first Spanish overland expedition from Arizona’s Santa Cruz River to the California coast presented by anthropologist Nina Egert. Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; www.wnpa.org; 622-6014.

• Travel the Mosel River from the Rhine River to Luxembourg in the DVD program “Wine, Castles and Culture of the Mosel River Valley,” about the history, culture and wine industry of the region. Details: 1:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

• Listen as Ranger Lori Rome shares “The Adventures of Salt and Soap at Grand Canyon,” a unique and inspirational story of two puppies who wandered into the Grand Canyon and snuggled their way into park rangers’ and visitors’ hearts. Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; www.wnpa.org; 622-6014.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

• Join Chef John Mertes to explore the world of chocolate, sponsored by the Tucson Botanical Garden. Details: 10 a.m.; A-Z Eatery, 4400 E. Broadway Blvd.; $35, $30 members; www.tucsonbotanical.org; 326-9686, ext. 19.

• Take a look at the roles that men and women of different ethnicities played in the history of the Old Hat Mining District in early 19th-century Pinal County, presented by historian and folklorist Renee Ross. Details: 3 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee; www.nps.gov/sagu/; 733-5158.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

• Examine a little-known moment of American and Mexican history when hundreds of Irish, German and other immigrants deserted the American army and joined forces with Mexico during the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-48, presented by historian Jim Turner. Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; www.wnpa.org; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

• Join birding expert John Higgins for a guided Tucson Mountain Park birding walk and spot thrashers, wrens, quail, hawks and other birds of the Desert Southwest. Details: 8 a.m.; Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Road; free; www.pima.gov/nrpr/; 615-7855, ext. 104.

CHILDREN

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

• Make your own good luck charm and get a four-leaf clover sticker just for wearing green. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission, $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; www.tucsonchildrensmuseum.org; 792-9985.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

• Bring the whole family and explore the exciting things the Tucson Children’s Museum has to offer at no cost on Free Admission Day. Details: Noon-5 p.m.; 200 S. Sixth Ave; www.tucsonchildrensmuseum.org; 792-9985.

VISUAL ART

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, MARCH 12-MAY 17

• See a wide range of subjects in dazzling colors approached from distinctive viewpoints at the juried art exhibit “Pencil Persuasion.” Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; www.tohonochulpark.org; 742-6455.

THROUGH MARCH 13

• See original Western art in oils, acrylics, watercolor and sculpture at the Empire 100 Western Art Show and Sale, featuring award-winning painter of the American cowboy, Tom Dorr. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; Northern Trust, 3450 E. Sunrise Drive; free; (888) 364-2829.

THROUGH MARCH 14

• In an exhibit titled “Love Art,” area painters Barbara Brandel, Christina Cardenas, Linda Cato, Bryan Crow, Terry Dietz, Curtis Kiwak and Rebecca Thompson will display their latest works at the Tangerine Gallery. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road; www.tangerinegallery.com; 326-5028.

THROUGH JUNE 28

• Hurricanes, deforestation, tornados, wildfires — society is pummeled almost daily by stories of our turbulent world and artists are responding to the rapid environmental changes facing this generation through stunning visuals. Portraying both terror and beauty in the forces of nature and the ravages humans inflict on the land is at the center of the exhibition “Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord Between Nature and Society.” Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays–Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; www.tucsonmuseumofart.org; 624-2333.

THROUGH JUNE

• See the exhibit “Weaving: Native Baskets and Blankets,” which features pieces from Tohono Chul Park’s permanent collection. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; www.tohonochulpark.org; 742-6455.

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