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Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 4:00 am

MOVIES

 

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Host (PG-13)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D (PG-13)

Admission (PG-13)

The Croods 3D (PG)

The Croods (PG)

Olympus Has Fallen (R)

The Call (R)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) 

Oz The Great and Powerful (PG)

Oz The Great and Powerful 3D (PG)

Quartet (PG-13)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 888-262-4386

The Host (PG-13)

Tyler Perry’s Temptation (PG-13)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation IMAX (PG-13)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D (PG-13)

Admission (PG-13)

The Croods 3D (PG)

The Croods (PG)

Olympus Has Fallen (R)

The Call (R)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) 

Spring Breakers (R)

Oz The Great and Powerful (PG)

Oz The Great and Powerful 3D (PG)

Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13)

Safe Haven (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Beautiful Creatures (PG-13)

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (R)

Parker (R)

Zero Dark Thirty (R)

Django Unchained (R)

Les Miserables (2012) PG-13

Parental Guidance (PG)

Jack Reacher (PG-13)

The Hobbitt: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)

Rise of the Guardians (PG)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

 

THEATER

 

Friday to Sunday, April 5-7

• Enjoy a performance of 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.; $30; 903-1445.

 

Saturday to Saturday, 

April 6-27

• Catch a performance of the Arizona Theatre Company production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Clybourne Park. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $60-$80; 622-2823.

 

Through Sunday, April 7

• Don’t miss the back-by-popular-demand Broadway in Tucson presentation of Wicked – The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $45-$150; 800-745-3000.

 

Friday to Saturday, April 12-13

• Enjoy a performance of the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical FELA! telling the true story of legendary Nigerian musician and civil rights champion Fela Kuti. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $40-$65; 621-334.

 

Saturday to Sunday, April 13-14

• Enjoy the Arizona Opera’s production of the comic opera The Marriage of Figaro sung in Italian with English subtitles. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$125; www.azopera.com or 293-4336.

 

MUSIC

 

Friday, April 5

• Listen to internationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter Steve Forbert with an original blend of folk and rock. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino Outdoor Courtyard, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $22, $18 in advance; 800-594-8499.

• Be there as the TSO Rocks the Fox with Michael Shotton paying homage to Freddie Mercury and Queen at One Vision – The Music of Queen. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $28-$48; 547-3040. 

• Enjoy the Tucson Chamber Artists’ presentation of Brahms and Martin. Details: 8 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $25; 401-2651.

Friday & Sunday, April 5 & 7

• Celebrate the joys of nature with the SaddleBrooke Singers as they Let Nature Sing. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Sunday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $18 in advance; 825-2818. 

 

Saturday, April 6

• Get In the Mood with the premiere Big Band Review featuring a tribute to the Swing Era of the 1940s with vocalists and dancers. Details: 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $27-$47; 547-3040.

• Immerse yourself in contemporary and traditional bluegrass with Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin, and Todd Phillips presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino Outdoor Courtyard, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $22, $18 in advance; 800-594-8499.

 

Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7

• Enjoy the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra featuring flutist James Strauss. 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.

 

Sunday, April 7

• Enjoy a concert by The Rodriguez & Keepe Duo: Classical Piano and Saxophone presented by the St. Philip’s in the Hills Friends of Music. Details: 2 p.m.; 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 299-6421.

• Listen to the Sons of Orpheus Spring Concert. Details: 3 p.m.; Casas Adobes Congregational Church, 6801 N. Oracle Rd.; $18; 621-1649.

• Listen to the music of trumpeter and vocalist Chris Botti. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$80; 621-3341.

• Enjoy legendary singer-songwriter, storyteller, social commentator and humanitarian Arlo Guthrie: Here Comes the Kid Tour celebrating his father’s 100th birthday and contributions to American folk music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $25-$65; 547-3040.

 

Tuesday, April 9

• Listen to the signature melding of synthetics and organics, danceable rhythms and intense guitars of Phoenix. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $25-$35; 800-344-9435.

 

Wednesday, April 10

• Listen to the Ebene Quartet presented by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; www.ArizonaChamberMusic.org or 577-3789.

 

Friday, April 12

• Listen to the R&B, jazz, and soul of Shaky Bones at the Main Gate Square Spring Concert Series. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Geronimo Plaza Courtyard, University Blvd. between Park & Euclid; free; 622-8613.

• Enjoy the flamenco fusion of Tesoro with rock, world, and jazz influences creating an unforgettable sound. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $24, $22 in advance; 825-2818.

 

Friday & Tuesday, April 12 & 16

• Tap your toes and sing along as pianist/singer Eric-Jan Overbeek, aka, Mr. Boogie Woogie performs a new musical salute, FATS: A Tribute to Fats Domino. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $15-$30; 547-3040 or 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818.

Wednesday, April 17

• Enjoy the music of Jeff Bridges & The Abiders with selections from the award winning film Crazy Heart and more. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $32-$74; 547-3040.

• Don’t miss long-time country music favorite Travis Tritt. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $15-$75; 800-344-9435.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday, April 5

• Taste more than 150 different wines from famous wineries and food from local restaurants at the Crush Wine, Food & Art Festival hosted by the Tucson Museum of Art. Details: 6-9 p.m.; 140 N. Main Ave.; $90, $75 in advance; 624-2333. 

 

Friday to Sunday, April 5-7

• Find the latest in home improvement trends, remodeling ideas and outdoor living at the SAHBA Spring Home & Garden Show. Details: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $8 (senior discount Friday only), under 12 free; 795-3025.

 

Saturday, April 6

• Help raise funds for new uniforms, equipment, and summer camps at the Mountain View Football Rummage Sale. Details: 7 a.m.-noon; 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd.; free admission; 744-8828 or www.mvlion12thman.com.

• Recycle your outdated computer, monitor, printer, cell phone, television, and other small household electronics at the Tucson Clean & Beautiful Recycling Collection Event. Details: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Whole Foods Market, 5555 E. River Rd.; free; 791-5000.

• Browse the works of more than 90 resident artisans at the Spring SaddleBrooke Art & Craft Fair featuring gourds, baskets, clothing, tote bags, woodcarvings, jewelry, floral arrangements, and more. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; free admission; 818-1000.

• Bring the whole family to the Marana Main Street Festival for live entertainment, children’s activities, races, food vendors, and more. Details: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Marana Healthcare Center, 13395 N. Marana Main St.; free; 382-1946.

• Dine and dance the night away at the Good Vibrations ‘60s-style dinner and dance to benefit the Marana Community Food Bank. Details: 5-10 p.m.; The Highlands at Dove Mountain Clubhouse, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd.; $50; 682-3001, ext 205.

• Listen to news commentator and author Rachel Maddow discuss her best-seller “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power” followed by a Q&A. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$70; 621-3341.

 

Saturday to Sunday, April 6-7

• Watch sidewalks being transformed into works of art at the Park Place Chalk Art Festival presented by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance with local established and amateur artists, children, and an opportunity for attendees to participate as well. Details: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free admission; 797-3959.

 

Wednesday to Saturday, 

April 10-13 

• Browse more than 20,000 books on art, history, humor, literature, mystery, and more at the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Book Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free admission; 594-5670.

 

Saturday to Sunday, April 13-14

• Enjoy an outdoor festival with local artisans, musical performances, kids’ activities and food vendors at Arts in the Plaza presented by the Southern Arts and Cultural Alliance. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; St. Philip’s Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 797-3959.

• Listen to some hard-driving, hand-clapping, toe-tapping, knee-slapping bluegrass while you browse arts and crafts booths at the Marana Bluegrass Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Rd.; $7/day or $12/weekend pass, under 12 free; 579-5918.

 

CLASSES & 

PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, April 4

• Discuss Leading Ladies of Literature - Standing Up, Speaking Out, Making Their Voices Heard presented by Marion Doane with the current topic Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 594-5580.

 

Friday, April 5

• Learn about Creating and Maintaining Container Gardens from the Pima County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 594-5580.

• Learn the basics of jewelry making and create a set of earrings and a bracelet at Jewelry 101. Details: 1-3:30 p.m.; Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 4380 N. Oracle Rd., #150; $35; 888-0363. 

 

Saturday, April 6

• See bush plane flights, tidewater glaciers, wildlife, and images of a summit climb to Denali at the DVD presentation Alaska: Glaciers, Bears, and Mountains by Shari and Richard Thompson. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Wednesday, April 10

• Learn about the implications of foreclosures, short sales, repossessions, wage garnishments, and bankruptcy, along with best practices when negotiating with creditors and budgeting from Ryan Anderson, Esq., Law Office of Cheryl K. Copperstone, at his presentation Dealing with Debt. Details: 5:30-7 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 628-8888.

 

Thursday & Saturday, 

April 11 & 13

• Watch and learn about behavior at Hummingbirds of Southeastern Arizona with lectures and a field trip to Miller Canyon. Details: 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $77, $70 members, $47 children; 883-3025.

 

Friday, April 12

• Meander through blooming gardens while you view and bid on works of local and regional artists as well as specialty items from local retailers and landscape designers at Blooms & Bites. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25; 326-9686.

 

Saturday, April 13

• Take a tour of three homes featuring remarkable gardens beginning with brunch at Out & About: Day Tripping to Glorious Gardens. Details: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $140, $125 members; 326-9686.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Saturday, April 6

• Join birding expert John Higgins for a Tucson Mountain Park Birding Walk. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd.; free; 615-7855.

• Take a Wildflower Hike with expert Meg Quinn for a leisurely 3- 4 miles to seek out and identify local wildflowers. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Tucson Mountain Park; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

 

Wednesday, April 10

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 7-10 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

• Learn about Sabino Canyon, the Santa Catalina Mountains, and the Sonoran Desert at Ned’s Nature Walk guided by Ned Harris and friends. Details: 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; free with $5 parking fee; 749-8700.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, April 6

• Bring the whole family to the Sonoran Science Academy Spring Festival for a silent auction, Tucson Food Truck Round-up, an animal encounter with the Reid Park Zoo, public safety departments, entertainment and inflatables. Details: 4-8 p.m.; 2325 W. Sunset Rd.; free admission; 665-3430.

 

Saturday, April 13

• Make your own decorative pillow at Kids› Sewing 101 Class for ages 8 and older. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 4380 N. Oracle Rd., #150; $35; 888-0363. 

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, April 4

• Learn about  Exercise: The Best Medicine for Diabetes at the Commit to be Fit lecture series. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, Classrooms A & B, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; free; 866-694-9355.

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