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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG)

Safe House (R)

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

The Vow (PG-13)

Big Miracle (NR)

Chronicle (PG-13)

The Woman in Black (PG-13)

The Grey (R)

One for the Money (PG-13)

Pina (PG)

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (PG-13)

The Artist (PG-13)

The Descendants (R)

Foothills

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

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island IMAX (PG)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Safe House (R)

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

The Vow (PG-13)

Big Miracle (NR)

Chronicle (PG-13)

The Woman in Black (PG-13)

The Grey (R)

Man on a Ledge (PG-13)

One for the Money (PG-13)

Red Tails (PG-13)

Underworld Awakening 3D (R)

Contraband (R)

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (PG-13)

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (PG-13)

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

The Descendants (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

New Year's Eve (PG-13)

The Muppets (PG)

Happy Feet Two (PG)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -

Part 1 (PG-13)

Immortals (R)

Jack and Jill (PG)

J. Edgar (R)

Puss in Boots (PG)

Drive (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG)

Safe House (R)

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

The Vow (PG-13)

Big Miracle (NR)

Chronicle (PG-13)

The Woman in Black (PG-13)

The Grey (R)

Man on a Ledge (PG-13)

One for the Money (PG-13)

Red Tails (PG-13)

Contraband (R)

The Descendants (R)

 


 

THEATER

Thursday, Feb. 16

• Enjoy Emmy winner and multi-faceted performer Kathy Griffin who has made audiences laugh for years with Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $48-$78; 800-745-3000.

Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 16-18

• Catch a performance of Shirley Valentine about an ordinary middle-class English housewife who goes on a holiday to Greece in search of adventure. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $12-$18; 327-4242.

Saturday, Feb. 18

• Enjoy a performance of the award-winning Trisha Brown Dance Company. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $22-$46; 621-3341.

Through Sunday, Feb. 19

• Catch a performance of the hilarious farce We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; $21; 882-0555.

Wednesday to Sunday, Feb. 22-March 4

• Catch a performance of the murder-mystery, musical comedy whodunit Curtains. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $18; 206-6986.

Friday, Feb. 24

• Watch as Penn & Teller blend comedy and magic, reveal secrets to their tricks, but still manage to leave you amazed. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $36-$84; 621-3341.

Through Sunday, Feb. 26

• Catch a performance of the world premiere comedy Look Ma We're Dancing about sibling rivalry gone awry. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave.; $25; 882-9721.

 


 

MUSIC

Thursday, Feb. 16

• Listen to a tuba recital performed by Northern Arizona University professor Alexander Lapins. Details: 7 p.m.; Pima Community College Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Friday, Feb. 17

• Enjoy the Lonely Street Series with the Manhattan Dolls and special guest Robert Shaw. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $30, $25 in advance; 818-1000.

• Just in time for Carnival season, come on out to the Sticks and Fingers Caribbean Dance Party with music ranging from Calypso, Soca and Reggae to African Beat presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $18, $15 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

• Don't miss Grammy Award Winning DJ/Producer Benny Benassi Live in Concert. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center North Exhibit Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $32 and up; 800-745-3000.

Saturday, Feb. 18

• Enjoy Barnaby and Rhythm & Rhyme at the Artist Series. Details: 4 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to the Brahms Requiem performed by the Tucson Chamber Artists. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; $30-$35; 451-2651.

Sunday, Feb. 19

• Don't miss a one-of-a-kind musical event, Dove of Peace Lutheran Church's annual Mardi Gras French Quarter Jazz Mass and Creole Brunch. Details: 10:45 a.m.; 665 W. Roller Coaster Rd.; free will offering; 887-5127.

• Enjoy the piano/vocal team of Mark and Arlette Willis performing music of Broadway, pop, jazz, and old standards presented by Vista Fine Arts. Details: 2:30-4 p.m.; Vista de la Montana United Methodist Church, 3001 E. Miravista Ln.; free will offering; 237-3694.

• Listen to the eighty-member Tucson Concert Band under the baton of Navy Bandmaster Lorelei Conrad. Details: 2 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $21, $19 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy a tribute to the Hollywood Saxophone Quartet, Presidio Goes to Hollywood. Details: 3 p.m.; Pima Community College Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

• Enjoy the grace and humor of the popular Irish traditional music group, The Chieftains. Details: 6:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$104; 621-3341.

• Listen to country recording artist LeAnn Rimes. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $38-$65; 624-1515.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

• Enjoy a performance of the KLR Piano Trio along with Michael Tree and Harold Robinson at the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music Evening Chamber Music Series. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25, $10 students; 577-3769.

Saturday, Feb. 25

• Don't miss The International Championship of Collegiate A Capella tournament showcasing the performing art of student a cappella singing hosted by the University of Arizona. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $20, $15 students; 621-3341.

• Listen to vocalist Joe Bourne and The Giant Blue Band present the music of Motown and other Soul Music Gems of that era. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $26, $23 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to country music favorite Clay Walker in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $20-$35; 800-745-3000.

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 25-26

• Don't miss music from our Southwest heritage enhanced with orchestrations at the TSO Pops! Series Back in the Saddle Again, More Music of the West featuring the Bill Ganz Western Band. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$62; 882-8585.

Sunday, Feb. 26

• Enjoy the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra featuring artistic director and chief conductor Jacek Kaspszyk and pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Details: 6 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $36-$69; 621-3341.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, Feb. 17

• Bring your list of bridal dreams and explore the wedding possibilities at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Twilight Bridal Fair. Details: 5-8 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free; 326-9686.

Saturday, Feb. 18

• Bring the kids to the Oro Valley Charity Classic Car Show, BBQ & Blues Family Festival for antique, classic, muscle cars, and trucks, food, kids' activities, and oldies spun by DJ's. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Tangerine & Oracle Rds.; $5 admission, 10 and under free; 797-3959.

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 18-19

• Don't miss the Arizona State Museum's signature event Southwest Indian Art Fair with award-winning art, music and dance performances, and Native American food. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 1013 E. University Blvd.; $10, $7 members, under 18 free; 621-3341.

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 18-26

• Bring the whole family to the La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Rodeo). Details: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Rodeo grounds, 4823 S. Sixth Ave; $12-$26; 800-964-5662.

Sunday, Feb. 19

• Stop by anytime and stay as long as you like to knit or crochet squares to make blankets for the Gospel Rescue Mission Women's Center while you help raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the Tucson Knit-In. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Foothills Mall, La Cholla Blvd. & Ina Rd.; $20 (materials provided); wgreg47@gmail.com or tgregory22@gmail.com.

Monday to Sunday, Feb. 20-26

• Don't miss an opportunity to see the Accenture Match Play Championship. Details: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, 14388 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.; $25-$135; 866-942-2672.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Feb. 16

• Discuss Great Literature of All Times with Dr. Bill Fry on the topic Yukio Mishima's "Fountains in the Rain." Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Learn about one of Mexico's most fascinating couples at Discover Art - Rivera and Khlo presented by the Tucson Museum of Art. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

Friday, Feb. 17

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

Saturday, Feb. 18

• 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: 8-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd, free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Learn just how easy, hardy and rewarding cactus can be for everyone, and not just the specialists at author and designer Scott Calhoun's class The Gardner's Guide to Cactus. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $8, $4 members; 742-6455.

• Imagine making your home a place that refreshes your mind and spirit at landscape designer Amy Maddock's class Your Garden as an Urban Sanctuary. Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members; 326-9686.

• Take a Tour of the historic Temple of Music and Art. Details: 11:30 a.m.; 330 S. Scott Ave.; free; 884-8210 ext. 8610.

• Learn about state history and events along with contemporary issues like land use, water rights, dramatic population increases, suburban sprawl, and the US-Mexico border at life-long resident and author Tom Sheridan's Arizona: A 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.

Sunday, Feb. 19

• Explore the mating habits of butterflies at the class Butterfly Sex. Details: 2:30-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $10 members; 326-9686.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

• Learn how "green" takes on new meaning at Art in the Afternoon Castoff to Creation: The Use of Recycled, Reclaimed & Found Materials by Arizona Artists. presented by Carol Lehrman of the Tucson Museum of Art. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Rd.; free; 594-5345.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

• Go on a journey to another place and time to the Four Corners region a thousand years ago at author Terry Poppleton's presentation On the Trail of the Ancient Ones-Story of the Anasazi. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Say Hello to Opera presented by the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona featuring "Aida." Details: 3 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Explore the 1800's saga of western migration through the eyes of artists such as Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Maynard Dixon and famed rodeo photographer, Louise Serpa at The Art of Western Expansion presented by University of Arizona Museum of Art docent Tammy Bearden. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Nanini Branch Library, 7300 N. Shannon Rd.; free; 594-5365.

Thursday, Feb. 23

• Discover answers to all your questions about Wildflowers at gardener Connie Howard class on one of Arizona's most spectacular seasonal events of natural beauty. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $10 members; 326-9686.

Saturday, Feb. 25

• Address interesting and intriguing questions connected with butterflies, their habitat and anything else butterfly-related at the family-friendly class Just Having Fun with Butterflies. Details: 2:30-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $10 members; 326-9686.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Saturday & Wednesday, Feb. 18 & 22

• 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.

 


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, Feb. 18

• Enjoy Poetry Joeys' Family Day featuring The Physics Factory for youth of all ages and their families. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.; free; 626-3765.

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.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday to Monday, Feb. 18-Dec. 31

• View the 100 Years-100 Quilts exhibit, an Arizona Centennial Legacy Project. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. 2nd St.; $5, $4 seniors/youth; 628-5774. Gala Opening Saturday, Feb. 18, 1-4 p.m.

Through Saturday, April 14

• View the exhibit Shaping Arizona Statehood: The George Stuart Historical Figures of the Movement West featuring one-quarter-life-size historic figures of individuals who were the driving force that shaped history throughout the world. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; included with museum admission; 881-0606.

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.

 


 

HEALTH

Tuesday, Feb. 21

• Join Dr. David Teeple from Center for Neuroscience for a Neurological Lecture - Dementia vs. Delirium. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

• Meet individually with pharmacy experts, review your current medication list, or get assistance creating one at a Special Event: All About Rx Safety - Ask the Pharmacist. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

 

 

 

 

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