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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Chimpanzee (G)

The Lucky One (PG-13)

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

Lockout (PG-13)

The Three Stooges (PG)

American Reunion (R)

Titanic 3D (PG-13)

Mirror Mirror (PG)

Wrath of the Titans 3D (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

21 Jump Street (R)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Chimpanzee (G)

The Lucky One (PG-13)

Think Like a Man (PG-13)

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

Lockout (PG-13)

The Three Stooges (PG)

Touchback (PG-13)

American Reunion (R)

Titanic IMAX (PG-13)

Titanic 3D (PG-13)

Bully (PG-13)

Mirror Mirror (PG)

Wrath of the Titans (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

21 Jump Street (R)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Project X (R)

Wanderlust (R)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13)

The Secret World of Arrietty (G)

This Means War (PG-13)

The Vow (PG-13)

Chronicle (PG-13)

Underworld Awakening (R)

War Horse (PG-13)

We Bought a Zoo (PG)

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)

Hugo (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Chimpanzee (G)

The Lucky One (PG-13)

Think Like a Man (PG-13)

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

Lockout (PG-13)

The Three Stooges (PG)

American Reunion (R)

Mirror Mirror (PG)

Wrath of the Titans (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

21 Jump Street (R)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Safe House (R)


THEATER

Thursday to Sunday, April 26-May 13

• Enjoy a performance of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale directed by Cynthia Meier. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Rogue Theater, 300 E. University Blvd., Suite 150; $30; 551-2053.

Saturday, April 28

• Laugh out loud with comedian George Lopez known for his work in television, film and standup. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $40-$100; 800-344-9435.

Through Saturday, April 28

• Enjoy a performance of the Arizona Theatre Company’s Tony award-winning Red, a searing portrait of master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko’s ambition and vulnerability. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $31-$56; 622-2823.

Saturday to Sunday, April 28-29

• Enjoy a performance of the Mystery Dinner Theater’s Suspect Hollywood. Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday; Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7570 N. Thornydale Rd.; $12; 744-2665.

Through Sunday, April 29

• Catch a performance of the Tony award-winning musical In The Heights about a community of hard-working immigrants seeking a better life and trying to find their place in a new country. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave; $29 and up; 800-745-3000.

• Enjoy a performance of the critically-acclaimed comedy The Blonde, The Brunette and The Vengeful Redhead. 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.

Saturday to Sunday, May 5-6

• Bring the whole family to Ballet Tucson’s production of Cinderella, the ultimate rags to riches story of romance, dreams coming true and living happily ever after. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $26-$41; 621-3341.


MUSIC

Thursday, April 26

• Enjoy Robert Shaw and Lonely Street Productions’ most-requested show Elvis & Johnny Cash with all the smash hits you love. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $25; 818-1000.

Friday, April 27

• Don’t miss saxophonists Neamen Lyles and Isaac Valenzuela at the Jazz Under the Stars Spring concert series presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, $15 members, $10 military/students; 903-1265.

Saturday, April 28

• Listen to the pop, soul, folk, and jazz music of Grammy award-winning songstress Roberta Flack. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $40-$80; 547-3040.

• Take a trip back to the easier days and endless nights of the 50’s and 60’s at the Desert Doo Wop Series – Old but Goodies Revue. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $22, $20; 818-1000.

Saturday to Sunday, April 28-29

• Celebrate a music tradition at the Old Tucson Cowboy Music Festival with performances by the Sons of the Pioneers, Bill Ganz and many more Western artists. Details: various times; 201 S. Kinney Rd.; $16.95-$20, $10.95 under 12; 883-0100.

 Sunday, April 29

• Enjoy colorful vocal images for lamentation, love, joy, jubilation and the vision of hope that binds them together at the Musical Mosaic 2012 Spring Concert Series presented by the AZ Repertory Singers. Details: 3 p.m.; Christ Church, 655 N. Craycroft Rd.; $15, under 18 free; 490-9057.

• Listen to the Sons of Orpheus 21st Anniversary Gala Spring Concert. Details: 3 p.m.; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $15; 621-1649.

• Enjoy the music of the TSO String Quartet and Brass Quintet at Moveable Musical Feasts along with fine cuisine and stunning scenery. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Tubac Golf Resort &Spa; $135; 882-8585.

Tuesday, May 1

• Listen to a Jazz Ensemble Concert featuring jazz standards from a variety of periods in big band style. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Wednesday, May 2

• Enjoy a performance of the top community high school band award winner Tucson Jazz Institute – Ellington Band. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $24, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

Friday, May 4

• Be sure you have your seat reserved when the Midwest Rock N’ Roll Express Tour visits with Styx and REO Speedwagon sharing the stage. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $32-$85; 800-344-9435.

Friday to Saturday, May 4-5

• Join the 2012 participants in their public reading sessions at the Young Composers Project with music by the Tucson Symphony Chamber Orchestra and TSO String Quintet. Details: 7 p.m. Friday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; or 7 p.m. Saturday; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; $20; 882-8585.

Sunday, May 6

• Enjoy the music of the distinctive and popular vocalist Michael McDonald who emerged from the pop/rock scene of the late ‘70s. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $39-$99; 547-3040.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, April 27

• Check out the Open House Northwest Fest for new student orientations, activities, information booths,  a concert. Details: 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Pima Community College, 7600 N. Shannon Rd.; free; 206-4500.

• Bring the family to The Neon Mile: Sock Hop presented in collaboration with the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation and the City of Tucson to celebrate the lighting of 1950s-era restored neon signs along Drachman Street with a classic car show, fashion show, music, dance, and food. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Pima Community College, Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave.; free; 206-4500.

Friday to Sunday, April 27-29

• Check out the Wild Horse & Burro Adoption at the Pima County Fair. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Rd.; 866-468-7826 or www.blm.gov.

Saturday, April 28

• Take a ride to Oracle for the 27th Annual Oracle Oaks Festival sponsored by the Oracle Community Center for the Spring Run Car Parade and Auto Show, pancake breakfast, arts and crafts, food, musicians, and more. Details: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oracle; 896-9326.

• Bring the family to the Solar Potluck & Exhibition for solar-cooked food, solar displays, children’s activities, musicians, and speakers presented by Citizens for Solar. Details: 10 a.m.-sunset; Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.; $7/vehicle park entrance fee, free event; 749-3538.

• Reserve your place for an unforgettable evening at the 13th Annual Flavors of the Desert Native Seeds fundraiser dinner using native crops with music by the Redhouse Family Jazz Band. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $125; 742-6455.

Saturday to Sunday, April 28-29

• Explore the colorful and exotic flavors, sights and sounds from every corner and continent across the world at Fusionfest AZ presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: Pima Community College, 7600 N. Shannon Rd.; 797-3959.

Through Sunday, April 29

• Bring the kids and grandma to the Pima County Fair with exhibits, food, concerts, rides, and more. Details: 10 a.m. weekends, 1 p.m. weekdays; Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Rd., $8, $3 ages 6-10, under 5 free; 762-9100.

Tuesday, May 1

• Celebrate World Laughter Day with students and others laughing for peace. Details: noon-1 p.m.; north of the UA Student Union; worldlaughterdaytucson@gmail.com.

Friday, May 4

• Check out the Spring Fashion Runway Show featuring student-designed clothing. Details: 7 p.m.; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $2; 206-6986.

Saturday, May 5

• Help raise funds for the Board of Hostesses who support restoration of the Mission San Xavier del Bac at their Silver & Turquoise Ball with dinner and dancing under the stars. Details: 6 p.m.; Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St.; $250; 977-5313.

Through Sunday, June 17

• View a diverse array of G-scale model locomotives both scratch-built and created from kits, loaned by members of the Tucson Garden Railway Society at the Brass Tracks and Smoke Stacks: G Scale Model Railroading exhibit. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; $9, $8 senior/military; $6 youth, members free; 881-0606.


CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, April 26

• Take an all-day Birding Trip to Arivaca in Spring sponsored by Tohono Chul Park to see some of the more flashy-looking birds of southern Arizona. Details: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; depart from 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $120, $99 members; 742-6455.

Thursday, April 26

• Catch the final chapter of the series, Songbirds Part 3: Sparrows to Goldfinches and learn to identify these birds by sight and sound. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $22 members; 326-9686.

• Celebrate National Parks Week and Earth Day at Arizona: 100+ Years of National Parks, a photo tour through more than 20 park areas scattered across the varied face of the state. Details: 7-8 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free; 733-5153.

Friday, April 27

• Watch as park docents unveil captive reptiles, inviting the brave in each crowd an opportunity to touch, while teaching adults and children alike the essentials in understanding reptiles at Reptile Ramble. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with $7 park admission, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

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

Saturday, April 28

• Learn everything you need to know to successfully compost your household waste using worms at Introduction to Worm Composting. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $22 members; 326-9686.

• Let Annette Gray and Rowene Aguirre-Medina chronicle the engaging life story of extraordinary pioneer woman Mamie (Bernard) Aguirre at the Journey of the Heart-A True Story Book Presentation and Signing. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Wednesday, May 2

• Just look at those kids and what they can tell you at the University of Arizona Museum Lecture Series It’s All About Children presented by Kate Phillips. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.


CHILDREN

Saturday, April 28

• Get firsthand experience and try out for one of the five choirs at the Tucson Girls Chorus Open House. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Tucson Girls Chorus Main Rehearsal Hall, 4020 E. River Rd.; 577-6064.


VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, April 28

• Check out the 4th annual Curious Camera Event with images from around the world made with pinhole, plastic, vintage, instant and cell phone cameras. Details: 6-9 p.m.; ArtsEye Gallery, 3550 E. Grant Rd.; www.curiouscamera.com. Exhibit continues until July 31.

Saturday to Friday, April 28-June 1

• View the exhibit Basketry Treasured presented in honor of the state’s centennial with examples of the ancient and abiding Arizona tradition of native basketry. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Arizona State Museum/University of Arizona, 1013 E. University Blvd.; $5, under 17 free; 626-8381.

Through Friday, May 4

• View the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery. Details: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday & Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; Pima Community College, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; free; 206-6942.

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 Tuesday, May 15

• See how local children express their understandings of watersheds and share their view of the natural world in this exhibition of award winning poetry and mixed media art at the Tucson’s River of Words Youth Poetry and Art Traveling Exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday; Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd.; free; 615-7855.

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.


HEALTH

Saturday, April 28

• Bring the whole family to the Marana Run/Walk & Family Wellness Fair hosted by the Marana Chamber of Commerce. Details: 2:30-7 p.m.; Coyote Trail Elementary School, 8000 N. Silverbell Rd.; $5-$28.

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