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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

John Carter (PG-13)

John Carter 3D (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D (PG)

Project X (R)

Act of Valor (R)

Thin Ice (R)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG)

Safe House (R)

The Vow (PG-13)

A Separation (PG-13)

The Artist (PG-13)

Foothills

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

John Carter IMAX (PG-13)

John Carter 3D (PG-13)

John Carter (PG-13)

Friends with Kids (R)

Silent House (R)

A Thousand Words (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D (PG)

Project X (R)

Act of Valor (R)

Wanderlust (R)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG)

Safe House (R)

The Vow (PG-13)

Chronicle (PG-13)

The Artist (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Haywire (R)

Contraband (R)

Joyful Noise (PG-13)

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (PG-13)

We Bought a Zoo (PG)

The Adventures of Tintin (PG)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13)

The Sitter (R)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (R)

The Muppets (PG)

Jack and Jill (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

John Carter 3D (PG-13)

John Carter (PG-13)

Silent House (R)

A Thousand Words (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D (PG)

Project X (R)

Act of Valor (R)

This Means War (PG-13)

Safe House (R)

The Vow (PG-13)


 

THEATER

Thursday to Sunday, March 15-18

• Enjoy a performance of the classic children’s story Alice in Wonderland Jr. filled with flowers, animals, and objects that sing, dance, and recite poetry presented by the Christian Youth Theater. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Pima Community College Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $10; 206-6986.

Thursday to Sunday, March 15-April 8

• Catch a performance of Radium Girls who battled the U.S. Radium Corp about the “miracle cure” radium. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; 882-0555.

Friday to Sunday, March 16-18

• Don’t miss the chance to take a peek into the world of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang for a fast paced, lighthearted musical sure to entertain audiences of all ages at Arizona Rose Theatre Company’s production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Details: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $13-$17, $8-10 children; 888-0509.

Through Saturday, March 17

• Catch a performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby presented by the Arizona Theatre Company. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $31-$56; 622-2823.

Sunday, March 18

• Be entertained with the unique wit and charm and ever-quotable insights of Shirley MacLaine for unforgettable evening. Details: 6:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$69; 621-3341.

Through Sunday, March 18

• Enjoy the hit musical and hilarious love story Rock of Ages told through the songs of the 80’s. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $29 and up; 800-745-3000.

Friday, March 23

• Enjoy the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience at a performance of the acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $31-$84; 621-3341.

Saturday to Sunday, March 24-25

• Welcome back the best-selling program in the history of the Tucson Pops! for an entertainment extravaganza with aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen at Cirque de la Symphonie. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m.; Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$68; 882-8585.


 

MUSIC

Thursday, March 15

• Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the high-spirited blend of R&B, jazz, and soul of Shaky Bones at the Oro Valley Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Century Theatres Courtyard, Oracle & Tangerine Rds.; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy the Lonely Street Series featuring Robert Shaw in How Great Thou Art. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $30, $25 in advance; 818-1000.

Saturday, March 17

• Promote peace through dance and music while encouraging networking and relationships at the Playing for Unity in Diversity Music Festival hosted by Old Tucson. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Grand Palace Hotel & Saloon, Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Rd.; $16.95, $10.95 ages 4-11; 883-0100.

Sunday, March 18

• Enjoy a live stage show with Grammy award-winning The Manhattan Transfer. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $35-$94; 547-3040.

Tuesday, March 20

• Enjoy a sentimental, romantic, nostalgic, jazzy and patriotic tribute to the Swing Era at the Big Band Revue In the Mood featuring vocalists and dancers. Details: 2 & 7 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $20-$42; 547-3040.

Wednesday, March 21

• Listen to the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music Series featuring Mandelring String Quartet & Katarzyna Mycka. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25, $10 students; 577-3769.

Friday, March 23

• Listen to Soul and Blues from the Chitlin’ Circuit performed by Mississippi’s Johnny Rawls presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $18, $15 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Saturday, March 24

• Hop onboard a “Musical Journey Through Time and Space” performed by Desert Mountain Brass. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $24, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy an evening of Afro-Cuban music in an uplifting program of originals and standards with Grammy award-winning musicians Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard: Cubano Be! Cubano Bop! Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $20-$42; 621-3341.

Sunday, March 25

• Listen to recording artists Noa and Mira Awad use their music to express their belief in the power of dialogue to promote peace and understanding. Details: Details: 6:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $20-$42; 621-3341.


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Wednesday to Monday, March 14-19

• Kick up your heels the Tucson Tango Festival with workshops for all levels, social dance, and live music. Details: times vary; Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 4550 S. Palo Verde Rd.; $20 and up; 468-5536 or www.tucsontangofestival.com.

Thursday to Saturday, March 15-17

• Don’t miss the Wild About Gourds Festival showcasing works of artists from Arizona and California who utilize the fruit of the gourd plant to create pieces of art or attend a gourd workshop. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; festival included with park admission; workshops at various times/fees; 742-6455.

Friday to Sunday, March 16-18

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

Saturday, March 17

• Browse bargains in electronics, appliances, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, clothing, and more at the Unique Repeat resale. Details: 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Casas Church, Lambert Lane & La Cholla Blvd.

• Help fight hunger and feed hope at Interfaith Community Services Food Bank’s Empty Bowls fundraiser featuring signature soups, bread, and desserts from area restaurants and unique bowls to take home donated by local potters. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Rd.; $15; 297-2738 ext. 209.

• Bring the whole family to the 25th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival with Irish dancers and music, floats, bands, food and more. Details: 11 a.m. parade begins at Pennington & Stone Ave.; free.

Saturday to Sunday, March 17-18

• Browse the works of more than 100 artists, enjoy live music, food vendors, and family art activities at the Oro Valley Festival of the Arts. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Oro Valley Marketplace, Oracle & Tangerine Rds.; 797-3959.

Sunday, March 18

• Browse U.S. and world coins, paper money, tokens, medals and numismatic supplies at the Tucson Coin Club Coin Show. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fraternal Order of the Police, 3445 N. Dodge Blvd.; free admission; www.tucsoncoinclub.org.

• Bring the whole family to a fun and educational day at The Water Festival which celebrates water and water stewardship. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Armory Park, 220 S. 5th Ave.; free; 791-9359.

• Bring the kids to Cyclovia Tucson for all ages and abilities to participate via tricycles, bicycles, roller skates, running shoes, sneakers, skateboards, and any other non-motorized form of transportation with activities, entertainment, and food vendors. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; downtown Tucson; free; www.cycloviatucson.org.

Friday to Sunday, March 23-25

• Browse more than 400 arts and crafts booths, enjoy entertainment, street performers, a kids’ art area, and food vendors at the 4th Avenue Spring Street Fair. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 316 N. Fourth Ave.; free; 624-5004.

Saturday, March 24

• Spend An Evening with Bobby Goldsboro followed by a reception, art show and sale to raise funds for the museum’s exhibits and programs. Details: 4-5:30 p.m. (concert); 5:30-7:30 (art show); Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Warden Oasis Theater, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $100, $50 reception/art show only; 795-1566.

• Enjoy and evening of food, folk dance, and song at the 2nd Annual Polish Night presented by The Lajkonik Polish Folk Ensemble. Details: 6 p.m.; St. Cyril Catholic Church, 4725 E. Pima St.; $20, $15 under 12; 795-1633.

Sunday, March 25

• Enjoy nature, art, food, music by guitarist Gabriel Ayala, dance, and a live auction featuring Celebrity Auctioneer Chuck George at the Sonoran Spring Celebration. Details: 4-7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $125; 742-6455.


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Friday, March 16

• Gain insights into your own intimate relationships and creativity, and how the two can work together towards a wholeness of spirit at author Jill Williams’ presentation Love Addiction, Creativity & C.G. Jung. Details: 7-8 p.m.; Windmill Suites, 4250 N. Campbell Ave.; $15, $10 members; 327-3485 or www.safoj.org.

Saturday, March 17

• Get tips and tricks of the trade with behind-the-scenes access to the Tropical Greenhouse at Mary Warren’s Photography Workshop. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members, 326-9686.

• Take a leisurely hike into a canyon and discuss different varieties of desert flora with the Botany Staff at Wildflower Walks . Details: 8-11 a.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $40, $36 members; 883-3030.

• Join author Dr. Jacqueline Soule for a discussion on growing, harvesting, and use of Spring Herbs of Father Kino’s Gardens followed by a book signing. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $27, $22 members free; 326-9686.

• Hear stories about remarkable women of Native American, African American, Hispanic, and Anglo descent at historian and author Jan Cleere’s Levi’s & Lace: Arizona Women Who Made History Book Presentation and Signing. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Celebrate Tucson’s birthday with some remembering of your own at writer Marge Pelligrino’s two-hour writing workshop I Remember to capture memories from Tucson or beyond. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

Sunday, March 18

• Visit a wide range of exhibitors at the Family Caregiver and Senior Resource Fair with resources from health care to home care, assisted living, fitness, financial planning, blood pressure checks, and memory screening. Details: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; St. Philip’s in the Hills Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 299-6421.

Tuesday, March 20

• Let curator of Butterfly Magic Elizabeth Willott introduce you to butterfly biology and the inner workings of the tropical butterfly exhibit at Butterfly Basics . Details: 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7, members free; 326-9686.

Tuesdays, March 20-April 3

• Sharpen your thinking skills, exercise your brain, practice lateral thinking, riddles, rebuses and puzzles, and learn about problem solving strategies at Boot Camp for the Brain. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.; $47.50, $37.50 members; 299-3000 ext. 147.

Wednesday, March 21

• Listen as amateur historian Bill Niehaus brings history to life at his presentation George Armstrong Custer: From West Point to the Black Hills and see how history is portrayed depending on who is telling it. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about Biters, Hiders, Stinkers, and Stingers from UA Assistant Professor Wendy Moore at her Science Café presentation Defensive Mechanisms in Beetles: Explosive Chemistry and Scalding Sprays. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.


 

CHILDREN

Monday to Friday, March 19-23

• Pack a lunch and send the kids on an outdoor adventure at Spring Break Fun Camp with activities and special guests sharing nature knowledge for ages 6-12. Details: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.; $65; 229-5052.

Wednesday, March 21

• Play survival and trivia games, forage for snacks, and dress in costume for a contest at the Hunger Games Movie Release Party for teens and tweens ages 10 and over. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.


 

VISUAL ARTS

Through Sunday, April 22

• View the Arizona Centennial Art Exhibit featuring artworks that highlight the diversity, beauty, wonder and rich history of this area. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Main Gallery 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with $8 park admission; 742-6455.

Through Sunday, May 6

• View Artful Gourds on exhibit with exceptional works of art from the hands of artists dedicated to the craft of gourd carving. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with park admission; 742-6455.


 

FILM

Thursday, March 15

• Bring a canned food donation for the special screening of Food Stamped--a Documentary which humorously chronicles a couple attempting to follow a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Details: 7 p.m.; Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.; free with a donation of two cans of food; 577-9393 ext. 114.

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