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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

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)

The Raid: Redemption (R)

21 Jump Street (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

Lockout (PG-13)

The Three Stooges (PG)

Touchback (PG-13)

American Reunion (R)

Titanic 3D (PG-13)

Wrath of the Titans IMAX (PG-13)

Mirror Mirror (PG)

Wrath of the Titans (PG-13)

Wrath of the Titans 3D (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

The Raid: Redemption (R)

21 Jump Street (R)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Wanderlust (R)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13)

The Vow (PG-13)

Chronicle (PG-13)

Man on a Ledge (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)

The Descendants (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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 (PG-13)

Wrath of the Titans 3D (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

21 Jump Street (R)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

This Means War (PG-13)

Safe House (R)


THEATER

Saturday to Sunday, April 21-22

• Bring the whole family for the timeless Hans Christian Anderson story and classic ballet, Swan Lake - Act II & Thumbelina. Details: 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave; $16-$22; 885-0862.  

• Enjoy a performance of the Arizona Opera Company’s Orfeo & Euridice sung in Italian with English subtitles. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $20-$108; 293-4336.

Tuesday to Sunday, April 24-29

• 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. 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 and up; 800-745-3000.

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.

Through Sunday, April 29

• 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.


MUSIC

Thursday, April 19

• Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the blues, R&B, funk, and soul of Railbirdz 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.

• Get ready for a rip-roaring, uplifting all-American celebration as the 70-voice mixed choir SaddleBrooke Singers present a spirited interpretation of patriotic songs. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $16; 818-1000.

Friday, April 20

• Don’t miss The Ellington Band and Arizona Roadrunners 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.

• Listen to the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble with “Triple Threat” featuring Julie Anne, Crystal Stark, and Katherine Byrnes at the UA Mini-Series to benefit the UA School of Music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

Friday & Sunday, April 20 & 22

• Celebrate springtime with The Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus presenting “Earth, Sea, & Sky,” a delightful performance of songs of the elements. Details: 7 p.m. Friday; Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Rd.; or 3 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; $20, $18 in advance; 404-3148.

Sunday, April 22

• Listen to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra play the work of Holocaust victim Leo Smit at the Annual Holocaust Commemoration. Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.; free; 577-9393 ext. 124.

Monday, April 23

• Listen to Jazz Improv Combos Concert featuring individual combos performing their own repertoire with music from early swing numbers through bebop, modern fusion and funk styles. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Pima Community College Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; 206-6986.

• Listen to the folk music of Bon Iver. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. $35-$40; 800-745-3000.

Tuesday, April 24

• Don’t miss the reunion of the legendary Beach Boys at their global 50th Anniversary Tour. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $42-$85; 800-344-9435.

Saturday, April 28

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

Sunday, April 29

• 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.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday to Sunday, April 19-29

• 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.

Friday, April 20

• Calling all golfers to the Fore!HOPE Golf Tournament benefitting the Teen Challenge of Arizona adolescent programs. Details: noon (registration), 1 p.m. (shotgun start); Canoa Ranch Golf Club, 5800 S. Camino Del Sol, Green Valley; $125, $100 in advance; 520-887-8773.

• Celebrate UA Earth Day at Main Gate Square with live entertainment, activities for kids and families, and interactive demonstrations. Details: 4-7:30 p.m.; 814 E. University Blvd.; free; 622-8613.

Friday to Sunday, April 20-22

• Explore WWII bomber aircraft inside and out for a living history experience at the Wings of Freedom Tour presented by the Collings Foundation. Details: 2-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Marana Regional Airport; $12, $6 under 12; 800-568-8924 or www.cfdn.org.

Friday through Sunday, April 20-29

• Help Tucson Audubon protect the more than 400 bird species in southeastern Arizona and preserve their natural spaces with special activities at the 25th Annual Birdathon. Details: various times and locations; 629-0510 ext. 7011 or tucsonaudubon.org.

Saturday, April 21

• Bring the whole family to the Tucson Spring Doll Show and Sale featuring antique, vintage, and modern dolls, accessories, supplies, appraisals, and prizes. Details: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Randolph Park Hotel, 102 N. Alvernon Way, $5, under 12 free; 321-0003.

• Bring donations of pet foods or supplies and browse the works of local artists at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s Art Fair. Details: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Many Hands Courtyard, 3054 N. First Ave.; free admission.

• Celebrate Earth Day at Biosphere 2 with science, music, food and fun for the whole family, as well as the unveiling of the new Omani Falaj Indoor and Outdoor Water Oasis Exhibits. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 32540 S. Biosphere Rd.; under 15 free; 520-626-5888.

• Help raise funds for the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter at the Crazy for Cats! A Celebration of Cats and Why We Love ‘Em luncheon. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr.; $25; 390-0879.

• Bring the whole family and join the fun at the Special Olympics Fundraiser featuring entertainment, raffles, silent auction, food, and live music. Details: noon-8 p.m.; Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815, 16045 N. Oracle Rd.; free admission; 825-8582.

• Take a trip back to the Baby Boomer Ages of the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s for a night to remember at the Senior Prom for ages 55 and older. Details: 4-9 p.m.; Marana Healthcare Center, 13395 N. Marana Main St.; $25; 682-4111.

Sunday, April 22

• Get an introduction to birdwatching for all ages from Tucson Audubon at the Earth Day Sweetwater Wetlands Family Birding and Birdy Bingo. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, Prince Rd & I-10; free; 629-0510 ext. 7011.

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

• 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.


CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Friday, April 20

• Take a driving refresher course at the AARP Driver Safety Class for ages 50 and older. Details: 8:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Police Dept. 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; $14, $12 members (registration required); 825-1110.

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

Saturday, April 21

• Learn about the history of mining through historic photography from the days of the Spanish explorers to the present from researcher and author William Ascarza at his presentation Southeastern Mining Towns of Arizona. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Monday to Friday, April 23-27

• Learn the hand built process of pot formation, burnishing, painting, and firing in the completely low-tech manner followed by the artists in rural Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua at the Mata Ortiz Pottery Workshop. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $375, $350 members; 326-9686.

Wednesday, April 25

• Learn how to harvest, process, and cook the flower buds of the cholla cactus at ethnobotanist Martha Burgess’ Cholla Bud Workshop. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; $15; 615-7855.

• Learn about the history as well as new things that await you on your next visit to the museum at docent Gerry Taylor’s presentation Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: Past, Present and Future. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

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.

• 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.


OUTDOORS

Friday, April 20

• Enjoy the showy flowers of our local cacti and learn about their ecology and uses from naturalist Meg Quinn on a three-mile moderate Cactus Hike on the lower Brown Mountain loop trail. Details: 7-11 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, 8451 W. McCain Loop Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.


CHILDREN

Saturday, April 21

• Bring the kids to the Wilson K-8 Spring Festival for games, rides, food and fun. Details: 2-6 p.m.; 2330 W. Glover Rd.; $20/wristband, $15 in advance.

• Bring the kids to the No Strings Attached Spring Time Puppet Show. Details: 3-4 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Rd.; 579-0303.

• Enjoy Family Night Under the Stars with camping and the movie “The Ant Bully.” Details: 7 p.m.; Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Rd.; 382-1960.


FILM

Through Sunday, April 29

• Meet filmmakers and screen the best in contemporary independent cinema at the 21st Arizona International Film Festival. Details: various times, The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.; Crossroads Festival, 4811 E. Grant Rd.; 882-0204.


HEALTH

Monday, April 23

• Attend the Healthy Woman Seminar – I Got it from My Mother! How Genetics and Heredity Affect your Health. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; The Event Center, Northwest Medical Center, 6060 N. Fountain Plaza Dr., Suite 130; free; 866-694-9355.

Tuesday, April 24

• Attend a seminar on Healthy Pathways: The Heart of the Matter; Keeping Your Ticker in Top Shape. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; La Paloma Urgent Care, 4001 E. Sunrise Dr.; free; 866-694-9355.

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