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Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 9:25 am | Updated: 9:30 am, Wed Mar 7, 2012.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D (PG)

Project X (R)

Act of Valor (R)

Gone (PG-13)

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (PG-13)

Wanderlust (R)

Thin Ice (R)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG)

Safe House (R)

The Vow (PG-13)

The Iron Lady (PG-13)

The Artist (PG-13)

Foothills

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

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax IMAX (PG)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Project X (R)

Act of Valor (R)

Gone (PG-13)

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (PG-13)

Wanderlust (R)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D (PG-13)

The Secret World of Arrietty (G)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Safe House (R)

Star Wars: Episode 1-The Phantom Menace 3D (PG)

The Vow (PG-13)

Chronicle (PG-13)

The Artist (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Contraband (R)

Joyful Noise (PG-13)

We Bought a Zoo (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)

Puss in Boots (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D (PG)

Project X (R)

Act of Valor (R)

Gone (PG-13)

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (PG-13)

Wanderlust (R)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13)

The Secret World of Arrietty (G)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Safe House (R)

The Vow (PG-13)


 

THEATER

Thursday, March 8

• Enjoy a performance of Ed Asner as FDR in a one-man show that takes us through FDR’s White House years including the Depression, the steps leading up to WWII, and the war years. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $25-$48; 547-3040.

Friday to Sunday, March 9-11

• Enjoy Ballet Tucson: Dance & Dessert showcasing dynamic dance styles along with gourmet desserts from favorite Tucson restaurants. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 5 p.m. Sunday; Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd.; $27; 903-1445.

• Enjoy a performance of Emmy award winner Susan Clark in the timeless theater piece A Woman of Independent Means. Details: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Invisible Theater, 1400 N. First Ave.; $30; 882-9721.

Saturday, March 10

• Participate in the new play process to hear works read aloud by the best local and national actors at the Arizona Theatre Company’s Café Bohemia featuring Hunka by Larissa FastHorse. Details: 10:30 p.m.; Temple of Music and Art, Temple Lounge, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $5; 622-2823.

Friday to Sunday, March 10, 11, 16, 17 & 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 Sunday, March 11

• Catch a performance of The New Electric Ballroom by Irish playwright Enda Walsh. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $15-$30; 551-2053.

Tuesday to Sunday, March 13-18

• 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.

Wednesday, March 14

• Laugh out loud with the Capitol Steps who put the “mock” in democracy and tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $33-$53; 621-3341.

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, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; 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.


 

MUSIC

Thursday, March 8

• Enjoy the Pima Community College Wind Ensemble featuring classics for full band as well as small wind and percussion ensembles and soloists. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Friday, March 9

• Listen to Skins and Steel, the UA Percussion Studio, Rosewood Marimba Band, UA Steel, and World Music Gang and Cross Talk at the University of Arizona Mini-Series with proceeds going to the U of A School of Music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

Through Friday, March 9

• Enjoy the Winter Chamber Music Festival featuring Apollo’s Fire Baroque Ensemble, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, the Tokyo Quartet, and more. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25, $10 students; 577-3769.

Friday & Sunday, March 9 & 11

• Listen to Susanne Mentzer, Katie Van Kooten, Gordon Gietz, Raymond Aceto, and the TSO Chorus perform Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis which has inspired listeners for almost 200 years. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$55; 882-8585.

Saturday, March 10

• Enjoy the golden era of pop music with the TSO Pops! as McCartney look and sound-alike Tony Kishman performs a concert special Live and Let Die: Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $33-$78; 882-8585.

• Catch the D & K Productions presentation of Kenny & Friends starring Richard Hampton as Kenny Rogers, Brian McCullough as Roy Orbison, Sherry Gordon as Dolly Parton and Corrie Sachs as the star look-alikes. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $25, $23 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy the award-winning blues of vocalist Janiva Magness at her “Stronger For It” CD Release Party. Details: 8 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $23, $20 in advance; 800-594-8499.

Saturday to Sunday, March 10-11

• Enjoy Spring Classical Concerts performed by the Civic Orchestra of Tucson with DeGrazia’s abstract paintings inspired by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 on display. Details: 7 p.m. Saturday; Vail Theatre of the Arts, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way; 3 p.m. Sunday; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; free; 730-3371 or www.cotmusic.org.

Sunday, March 11

• Don’t miss long-time favorite George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $30-$50; 800-745-3000.

• Listen to the internationally renowned baroque specialists, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir conducted by Ton Koopman. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $36-$69; 621-3341.

Thursday, March 15

• 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.


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday to Sunday, March 9-11

• Bring the kids to Monster Jam to see monster trucks ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over or smash through. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $18-$35; 800-745-3000.

Saturday to Sunday, March 10-11

• Visit the Tucson Festival of Books featuring activities, lectures, living history, author signings and more. Details: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; University of Arizona Mall; free admission; www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org.

• View a historical re-enactment of Arizona’s only Civil War battle, the Battle of Picacho Pass, at Civil War in the Southwest featuring costumed soldiers staging battles at the actual site. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Picacho Peak State Park, 15520 Picacho Peak Rd.; $10/vehicle; 520-466-3183.

• Learn about mining, watch a miner competition, enjoy entertainment, and carnival rides at the Apache Leap Mining Festival. Details: 10 a.m.; downtown Main St., Superior; free admission; 602-625-3151 or www.superiorarizonachamber.org.

• Browse original works of acclaimed artists and enjoy art demonstrations at the Tangerine Crossing Art Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 12100 N. Thornydale Rd.; free; 401-1290.

• Bring the whole family to the Tohono O’odham Nation gathering, the 30th Annual Wa:k Powwow featuring dances, drum contests, crafts, and food. Details: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday; San Xavier del Bac Mission, 1950 W. San Xavier Rd.; $7, $5 ages 7 to 12; 294-5727.

Saturday, March 10

• Trott on over to celebrate spring while you browse works of more than 30 local artists and take a chance in a raffle to benefit T.R.O.T.T. (Therapeutic Riding Of Tucson) at the Tucson Arts and Crafts Association Trottin’ into Spring Arts and Crafts Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; La Posada Lodge, 5900 N. Oracle Rd.; free admission; www.tucsonartsandcrafts.org or 797-1751.

• Enjoy food, entertainment, door prizes, a best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl contest, and more at the Dove Mountain Rotary Fund Raiser. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Stardance Center, 8110 N. Scenic Dr.; $40; 579-7035.

Sunday, March 11

• Help alleviate poverty one step at a time at the three-mile North Pima CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk. Details: 1:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Oracle & Tangerine Rds.; www.cropwalkonline.org.

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.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, March 8

• Meet cutting-edge researchers and discuss timely science topics in a relaxed setting at the University of Arizona Science Café featuring Dr. Lynn Nadel, Regents Professor of Psychology and Director of The Cognition and Neural Systems Program, UA Department of Psychology, discussing Memory: How It Works, or Doesn’t. Details: 6-7 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; free admission; 626-5888.

Friday, March 9

• Learn about Proper Planting and Watering from the Pima County Master Gardeners. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, March 10

• Get tips to envision outdoor living spaces in your garden at landscape designer Greg Corman’s class Go Play Outside--Creating Fun, Yet Practical, Outdoor Spaces. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $8, $4 members; 742-6455.

• Learn how certain plants have adapted to some of the most toxic soils on earth often pointing exploration geologists to economic metal deposits at science writer and exhibit designer Terri Haag’s geobotany class Indications: How Plants Point to Mineral Wealth. Details: noon-2 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

Monday, March 12

• Explore the relationships between the peoples of the Sonoran Desert and the wild and domesticated plants of the region that have provided food, shelter, medicine and the materials for daily life with samples and recipes to take home at Taste of the Desert presented by Tohono Chul Park. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

Wednesday, March 14

• Learn about The Nez Perce War of 1877 and the vitality of the Nez Perce culture today presented by presented by Gary Somers, Ph.D., Superintendent (retired), Nez Perce National Historical Park. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

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.


 

OUTDOORS

Friday, March 9

• Take a naturalist-guided Twilight Nature Walk to experience the quiet of the desert at dusk and explore how seasonal changes affect local plants and animals. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10

• Take a 3-4 mile Wildflower Hike with author and expert Meg Quinn to identify and learn about local wildflowers. Details: 8 a.m.-noon Friday; Sweetwater Preserve; or 8 a.m.-noon Saturday; Wild Burro Canyon, Tortolita Mountains; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday, March 10

• Take a Honey Bee Canyon Park Birding Walk with expert Mary Ellen Flynn to spot Gambel’s quail, verdins, gnatcatchers and other birds of the southwest desert. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Honey Bee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Take a 6-9 mile guided trail hike, tour the Kannally Ranch House, or take a workshop on Papermaking with Local Plants. Details: 8:30 a.m. (hike), 10 a.m. (tour), 1-3 p.m. (workshop); Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Dr., Oracle; $7/vehicle park admission fee, $12 workshop fee includes materials and admission; 520-896-2425.

Wednesday & Saturday, March 14 & 17

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


 

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday to Sunday, March 8-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. Gourd Festival March 15-17.


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, March 10

• Make stylish Easter bonnets using paper plates, flowers, raffia, pipe cleaners and lots of creativity at Art with Nina for ages 10 and under. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Mall kid’s play area, 4500 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 795-1566 or www.tucsonmall.com.

Sundays through April 1

• Meet Goldilocks and the Three Bears at an interactive musical of the classic tale. Details: 1 p.m.; All Together Theatre at Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $5-$8; 327-4242.

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