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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 10:47 am

THEATER

 

Wednesday to Sunday, 

Feb. 13-March 3

• Catch a performance of the heartwarming play First Kisses that explores the life-long relationship between John and Mary, which lasted from eleven years old to well into their 70s. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; The Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave.; $28; 882-9721.

 

Thursday to Sunday, 

Feb. 14-March 3

• Enjoy UA Dance Premium Blend, a three-part, evening-long ballet. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday; Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd.; $29-$34; 621-3341.

 

Friday to Sunday, Feb. 15-17

• Enjoy the world premiere theatrical portrait of tango-master Astor Piazzola at Passionately Piazzola! featuring Chamber Music PLUS, Ballet Tucson and Tucson Guitar Society. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 & 5 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $35-$41; 903-1445.

 

Friday to Sunday, Feb. 15-

March 3

• Catch a performance of the bittersweet and romantic drama The Pavilion. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; $18, $8 students; 882-0555.

 

Saturday, Feb. 16 

• Get ready for some brilliant comedy from Matilda and her sidekick Patrick Murray at Jamaican Me Laugh! Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $22; 825-2818.

 

Friday, Feb. 22

• Take a look beyond the headlines, behind the scenes and between the lines at Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth for a rare personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men to wear the heavyweight crown. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $29-$179; 621-3341.

 

Sunday, Feb. 24

• Enjoy the signature illusionary style of MOMIX Botanica using athletic dance, large-scale puppets, projected imagery and larger-than-life props. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $23-$60; 621-3341.

• Don’t miss the creative comedy The Redd & Rich Review inspired by Redd Foxx and Richard Prior to benefit the Youth People Department of Prince Chapel. Details: 7 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; $27; 800-745-3000.

 

Tuesday to Sunday, 

Feb. 26-March 3

• Get ready to experience Broadway’s most exciting new destination Memphis the Musical with dancing, songs, and a tale of forbidden love set in the underground dance clubs of the 1950’s. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $29-$69; 800-745-3000.

 

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, Feb. 14

• Enjoy soprano and tenor Amber Wagner and James Valenti - TSO Master Class Series. Details: 3 p.m.; UA Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Rd. ; 882-8585.

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the 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.

• Listen to the Grammy-winning baritone Nathan Gunn. Details: 7:30 p.m.; UA Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $40-$55; 621-3341.

 

Friday, Feb. 15

• Don’t miss ACM Top Female Vocalist of the Year Wynonna & The Big Noise with a soulful and bluesy side only hinted at with the Judds. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $35-$69; 547-3040.

 

Friday & Sunday, Feb. 15 & 17

• Enjoy Verdi’s Requiem! - Classic Series featuring the TSO Chorus, Amber Wagner, Jill Grove, James Valenti, and Morris Robinson. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $26-$79; 882-8585.

 

Saturday, Feb. 16

• Enjoy mezzo-soprano and bass Jill Grove and Morris Robinson - TSO Master Class Series. Details: 2 p.m.; UA School of Music Crowder Hall, 1017 E. Olive Rd.; 882-8585.

• Bring your sweetheart to a Valentine’s Concert: Joshua Bell, one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $44-$84; 882-8585.

• Listen to the award-winning the John Pizzarelli Quartet joined by the UA Jazz Ensemble for a night of great jazz. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $30-$45; 547-3040.

 

Sunday, Feb. 17

• Be there for a taping of a program that has been the preeminent showcase for America’s best young musicians, From the Top with Christopher O’Riley. Details: 4 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$40; 621-3341.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 20

• Fall head-over-heels for Doo-Wop Divas as they re-live the golden years of early rock and roll with chart-topping hits. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818.

 

Thursday, Feb. 21

• Imagine yourself on a sandy beach as you enjoy the music of Hawaii’s Renaissance Man George Kahumoku, Jr. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $20-$35; 547-3040.

 

Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 21-March 3

• Bring back 1955 mid-America in the high-energy musical comedy All Shook Up inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $18; 206-6986.

 

Friday, Feb. 22

• Listen to one of popular music’s greatest soprano voices, Barbara Cook. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $40-$65; 621-3341.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23

• Listen to the soulful blues of Johnny Rawls presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, 2970 N. Swan Rd.; $20, $18 in advance; 800-594-8499.

• Don’t miss the official Tucson Rodeo concert featuring Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn. Details: 8 p.m.; Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd.; $35-$55; 800-745-3000.

 

Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 23 & 24

• Enjoy the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra featuring soprano Christi Amonson and violist Hong-Mei Xia. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 825-2818 or 3 p.m. Sunday; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, under 17 free; 308-6226.

• Enjoy the TSO Pops! Series Broadway Rocks featuring three of Broadway’s hottest vocalists, Rob Evan, Christiane Noll, and Capathia Jenkins. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $26-$69; 882-8585.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 27

• Listen to Grateful Dead co-founder guitarist-vocalist Bob Weir Solo Acoustic. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $35-$60; 547-3040.

 

Thursday, Feb. 28

• Listen to harpist Bridget Kibbey perform her Music Box collection ranging from baroque to folk. Details: 7:30 p.m.; UA Crowder Hall, 1017 E. Olive Rd..; $25-$40; 621-3341.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 14-17

• Browse all kinds of treasures at the 2013 Gem and Mineral Show. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center Exhibit Halls and Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $10, 14 and under free; 800-745-3000.

 

Friday to Saturday, Feb. 15-16 

• Browse hundreds of whimsical folk art wood carvings by acclaimed artisans Jacobo and Maria Angeles with demonstrations of carving and painting at the Oaxacan Woodcarving Show. Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Find exotic and delicate gems and minerals from Garden founder Harrison Yocum’s personal collection at the Gem and Mineral Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free admission to sale; 326-9686. 

 

Saturday, Feb. 16

• Get ready for a day of fun as the Oro Valley Classic Car, BBQ and Blues Show Family Festival kicks into gear featuring antique, classic, muscle cars and trucks, bands, DJ’s, and children’s activities presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance to benefit local art programs. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Rd.; $5, 10 and under free; 797-3959.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 16-24

• Bring the whole family to La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson Rodeo) for steer wrestling, roping, riding, barrel racing, and more. Details: gates open 11 a.m.; Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. 6th Ave.; $12-$26; 800-964-5662.

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 16-17

• Enjoy a uniquely western event featuring some of the best gunfighter groups in the territory and a variety of Old West characters at the Shoot-Out at the Chaparral. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Rd.; $16.95, $10.95 ages 4-11; 883-0100.

 

Sunday, Feb. 17

• Enjoy a gourmet dinner, raffle, and silent auction followed by a series of Tucson celebrity duets and a Tucson Girls’ Chorus at the Duets and Dinner fundraiser. Details: 5 p.m.; Tucson Scottish Rite Cathedral, 160 S. Scott Ave.; $100; 577-6064.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23

• Get motivated to change your life at the Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference & Health Fair. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center Exhibit Halls and Meeting Rooms, 260 S. Church Ave.; $20, $15 in advance; 800-998-2693 or www.TCOYD.org.

 

Sunday, Feb. 24

• Don’t miss Tucson’s only Oscar event officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the 85th Annual Academy Awards hosted by Seth MacFarlane shown on the big screen with themed refreshments, a silent auction, and a live band. Details: 6 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $25-$250; 547-3040.

 

 

CLASSES & 

PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, Feb. 14

• Sharpen up your driving skills at the AARP Driver Safety Course for ages 50 and older. Details: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; SaddleBrooke HOA#1 Clubhouse, Coyote Room, 64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd.; $14, $12 members; 825-1110.

• Take your sweetheart on an unforgettable Valentine’s date for an entertaining presentation about butterfly trysts, followed by a romantic stroll through the Butterfly Magic living exhibit at Butterfly Sex. Details: 6-7:15 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $22, $18 members; call to receive special pricing for 2; 326-9686.

 

Saturday, Feb. 16

• Learn some techniques for painting landscape scenes in the open air for experienced and novice artists at Paint Out in the Park presented by Tucson Plein Air Painters Society Signature Artist Walter Porter. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free; 615-7855.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 20

• Learn about the history and culture of the Nez Perce and view a film to gain a better understanding of The Nez Perce War of 1877 Revisited presented by retired park superintendent Gary Somers, PhD. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

 

OUTDOORS

 

Saturday, Feb. 16

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 8-11 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 20

• Go Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands to see a variety of wintering sparrows, hawks, and migrating warblers on easy trails led by expert Mary Ellen Flynn. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Feb. 16

• Bring the kids for some science fun at the Family SciFest with experiments and demonstrations from the Physics Factory, Science Approach, Space Imagery Center and more. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S. 6th Ave.; free admission; 792-9985.

• Bring the kids and blankets or lawn chairs for the Movie in the Park presented by Marana Parks & Recreation featuring The Lorax. Details: 6:30 p.m.; San Lucas Park, 14040 N. Adonis Rd.; free; 382-1950.

 

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, Feb. 14

• Gain a better understanding of how surgery can help relieve hip and knee pain at Total Joint Replacement: What It Is & How It Can Help presented by orthopedic surgeon Rex Cooley, DO. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Northwest Medical Center Event Center, 6060 N. Fountain Dr., Suite 130; free; 866-694-9355.

 

Wednesdays, Feb. 20-March 27

• Get tips and tools to help you manage pain and increase fitness and self-confidence at the Healthy Living: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions Workshop presented by the Pima Council on Aging. Details: 1-3:30 p.m.; Church of the Apostles, 12111 N. La Cholla Blvd.; $20, $30/couple; 305-3409.

 

Wednesdays, Feb. 20-May 8

• Learn about various mental disorders, medications, current research, strategies for handling crises and relapse, care for the caregiver, and support services at the Family-to-Family Education Program sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and St. Philip’s Mental Illness Ministry. Details: 2-4:30 p.m.; St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 622-5582.

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