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Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:10 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

21 Jump Street (R)

Friends with Kids (R)

John Carter 3D (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D (PG)

Act of Valor (R)

Rampart (R)

Safe House (R)

The Vow (PG-13)

A Separation (PG-13)

The Artist (PG-13)

Foothills

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

The Hunger Games IMAX (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

21 Jump Street (R)

Casa de Mi Padre (R)

John Carter 3D (PG-13)

John Carter (PG-13)

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)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Big Miracle (PG)

The Grey (R)

Red Tails (PG-13)

War Horse (PG-13)

We Bought a Zoo (PG)

The Adventures of Tintin (PG)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R)

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)

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

The Sitter (R)

The Muppets (PG)

Jack and Jill (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

21 Jump Street (R)

John Carter 3D (PG-13)

John Carter (PG-13)

Silent House (R)

A Thousand Words (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Project X (R)

Act of Valor (R)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Safe House (R)


 

THEATER

Thursday to Saturday, March 29-31

• Enjoy SaddleBrooke’s Variety Show – The Bench with singing, dancing, and comedy just like an evening on Broadway without the air fare. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $16 in advance; 818-1000.

Through Sunday, April 1

• Enjoy the family-friendly Salpointe production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical comedy. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; Salpointe Catholic High School, Corcoran Theatre, 1545 E. Copper St.; $10, $8 students; 547-4328.

Thursday to Saturday, April 5-7

• Catch a performance of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods presented by the Ironwood Ridge Musical Club. Details: 6 p.m.; Ironwood Ridge High School, 2475 W. Naranja Dr.; $6-$10; 407-4237.

Through Sunday, 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.


 

MUSIC

Thursday, March 29

• Enjoy the Trans-Siberian Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Last Night, a story revolving around tough choices on his life’s legacy. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $38-$58; 800-745-3000.

• Enjoy the light and video show with quadraphonic sound and six musicians bringing you the most authentic Pink Floyd Experience possible. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $28-$48; 547-3040.

Thursday to Saturday, March 29-31

• Don’t miss the EP Expo Weekend Tribute to the King at the Diamond Center. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday; Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $20-$35; 800-745-3000.

Friday, March 30

• Listen to the acoustic blend of French Chanson and Gypsy Jazz performed by Jessica Fichot from Paris. Details: 8 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $20, $18 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Saturday, March 31

• Listen to songs through the decades performed by Broadway legend Ben Vereen to benefit the UApresents’ Education Programs. Details: 6 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$69; 621-3341.

• Enjoy a Concertmaster Recital featuring violinist Aaron Boyd and pianist Paula Fan. Details: 8 p.m. Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; $25; 882-8585.

Sunday, April 1

• Listen to renowned jazz musicians Branford Marsalis & Joey Calderazzo Duo and the Branford Marsalis Quartet for a unique presentation. Details: 6:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $22-$46; 621-3341.

Thursday, April 5

• Celebrate Eric-Jan Overbeek’s birthday with him at Mr. Boogie Woogie’s Birthday Bash. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to one of America’s great folk singers Arlo Guthrie. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $35-$65; 547-3040.

Friday, April 13

• Listen to young blues guitar and vocalists Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Robert Cray. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $20; 800-344-9435.

Friday & Sunday, April 13 & 15

• Enjoy the Russian Masters - Classic Series featuring violinist Stefan Jackiw performing the Romantic Russian melodies of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with guest conductor Lior Shambadal. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$65; 882-8585.


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Wednesday to Saturday, March 28-31

• Browse thousands of books on art, history, humor, mystery, romance, sports, and more along with CD’s, DVD’s, videos, and audio books at the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Spring Book Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free admission; 229-5326.

Friday, March 30

• Don your walking shoes for the 8th Annual March for Children sponsored by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Pima County Juvenile Court, Community Partnership of Southern Arizona (CPSA) and Aviva Children’s Services with speakers and information booths. Details: 9:30 a.m.-noon; UA Medical Center South Campus, 2800 E. Ajo Way; free; 740-4530 or www.marchforchildren.webs.com.

• Enjoy the Tucson Jazz Society’s Cabaret Night at the Skyline Country Club. Details: 6 p.m.; 5200 E. St. Andrew’s Dr.; $65; 299-8484.

Saturday, March 31

• Enjoy a sip of wine as you take in spring’s colorful blooms and vistas of the Galiuros Mountains at Lucy’s Afternoon Wine Tasting and Silent Auction fundraiser for the Friends of Oracle State Park members and their guests. Details: 3-5 p.m.; Kannally Ranch House and Garden, Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Dr., Oracle; $25 (includes one bottle of wine); www.friendsOSP.org or 520-896-2425.

Saturday to Sunday, March 31-April 1

• Surround yourself with native, arid-adapted and cold-hardy plants from the Spring Plant Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte (enter from Northern Avenue on park’s east side); free admission; 742-6455.

• Browse the original works of 40 local artists, a silent auction, and raffles at the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild Spring Show. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; MountainView Country Club, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; free admission; 818-6601.

• Bring the whole family to Arts in the Plaza Fine Art & Jazz Festival featuring musical performances, kid’s activities, food, and the works of more than 100 regional artists. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; St. Philip’s Plaza, southeast corner of Campbell Ave. & River Rd.; free admission; www.fineartfest.org.

• Step back in time to Wild West Days at Old Tucson for a re-creation of 1880s Old West frontier life with living history and cultural presentations, stunt shows, saloon musicals, and more. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 201 S. Kinney Rd.; $16.95, $10.95 under 12; 883-0100.

Sunday, April 1

• Bring the whole family for the Autism Society of Greater Tucson Piece the Puzzle Walk and Fair with a 5K walk/run, jumping castles, and more. Details: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; University of Arizona Mall; $17, $5 children; 324-3284 or www.autismsocietygreatertucson.org.

Friday, April 13

• Help the Tucson Jazz Society keep jazz alive in Southern Arizona by supporting their benefit gala Time After Time, intimate night of music featuring Rick Braun and Philippe Saisse. Details: 7 p.m.; Stillwell House and Garden, 134 S. 5th Ave.; $100; 903-1265.


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, March 29

• Learn to identify and classify birds using slides and audio recordings at Sky Islands Tours’ Jeff Babson’s class Songbirds Part 1: Flycatchers to Kinglets. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $22 members; 326-9686.

Thursdays, March 29 & April 5

• Learn about the Geology of the Tucson Mountains, how they separated from the Santa Catalinas, and how they are being shaped today. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Watch for holes, hoof prints, scat, and Signs of Life in the Desert on an easy 1/2- mile walk around the visitor center. Details: 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Friday, March 30

• Learn about Ethnobotany - Native Plants as Food from the Pima County Master Gardeners. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, March 31

• Take the Surprising Marana Bus Tour of points of interest such as the lime kilns on Silverbell, a bat colony, the Borquez Ranch site, Prisoner of War Camp, UA Experimental Farm, and more presented by the Marana Heritage Conservancy. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; $10; 572-5601.

• Browse a wide selection of contemporary Tohono O’odham and Apache works along with antique examples from California and Arizona tribes and talks on the history, craft, and use of native baskets at the Native Basketry Show presented by author and expert Terry DeWald. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., talks at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

• Discover how you can create a wildflower garden in your own yard at gardener Connie Howard’s class on Arizona Wildflowers, one of our seasonal events of natural beauty. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686.

• Learn about native Butterflies and how you can promote their existence with plants that can help you have a great yard of butterflies to enjoy. Details: 2:30-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members; 326-9686.

Saturdays, March 31 & April 7

• Go on a gardening journey focusing on gardening design, soil, growing vegetables, and harvesting at the class Spring Veggie Gardens taught by Realm™. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $50, $40 members; 326-9686.

Wednesday, April 4

• Learn how various state, county, and even local streets got their names or stump the historian with questions about name origins of interest to you at his presentation What’s in an Arizona Name? Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Listen to Harvard-educated pioneer in the field of integrated medicine Andrew Weil, M.D. lecturing on Medical Debacles of the Recent Past. Details: 6-8 p.m.; UA Medical Center, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave; free; 626-6459.


 

FILM

Saturday, April 7

• Enjoy a screening of the animated film HOP! to benefit Casa de los Niños’ programs for abused, neglected, and at-risk children. Details: 3 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $10; 547-3040.


 

OUTDOORS

Thursday, March 29

• Take a moderately difficult Gneiss Hike (geology walk). Details: 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; free with $5 parking pass; 749-8700.

Monday, April 2

• Take an eight-mile Wasson Peak Moonlight Hike climbing 1,700 feet to the highest point in the Tucson Mountains, enjoy the sunset and descend by the light of the moon. Details: 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee (reservations required); 733-5158.

Wednesday, April 4

• Go Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands with expert Mary Ellen Flynn to see warblers, swallows, flycatchers, and vireos. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Take an easy to moderate three and a half-mile Sunset Hike climbing 700 feet to a ridgeline for the sunset and return under the moonlight. Details: 4:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee (reservations required); 733-5158.


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, March 31

• Bring the kids and canned food donations for the Catalina Community Food Bank to the 2nd Annual Community Eggstravaganza with food, jumping castles, an egg hunt and games. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Coronado Elementary School, 3137 E. Wilds Rd.; free; 917-0530.

Sunday, 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.

• Round up the kids for the Really Big Just for Kids Grand Finale Concert featuring “Dusty Locks and the Three Bears” performed by the TSO Chamber Orchestra and String Quartet. Details: 2 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $5; 882-8585.


 

VISUAL ARTS

Friday to Sunday, March 30-April 15

• View the Watercolors, Miniatures & One Big One Spring Show unveiling 15 new paintings. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr., #101; free; 623-4000. Reservations required for opening reception on March 30, 4-7 p.m.

Sunday, April 1

• Don’t miss the Big Desert Sculpture Show Gala Opening Reception and experience nature and art, enjoy refreshments, and other surprises on the sculpture path. Details: 4-7 p.m.; Triangle L Ranch, 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Rd., Oracle; free; 623-6732 or www.triangleLranch.com. Exhibition continues through mid-August.

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.

Through Sunday, June 17

• View the exhibit Speaking in Tongues: Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, 1961-1976, which examines how these two artists bridged modernist and emerging post-modernist trends by ushering in the use of photography as a key element of contemporary avant-garde art. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Rd.; free; 621-7968.

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