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

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

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)

Being Flynn (R)

21 Jump Street (R)

John Carter 3D (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Act of Valor (R)

The Artist (PG-13)

 

Foothills

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

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)

21 Jump Street (R)

Casa de Mi Padre (R)

John Carter 3D (PG-13)

John Carter (PG-13)

A Thousand Words (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D (PG)

Act of Valor (R)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Big Miracle (PG)

The Grey (R)

Man on a Ledge (PG-13)

One for the Money (PG-13)

War Horse (PG-13)

We Bought a Zoo (PG)

The Adventures of Tintin (PG)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R)

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)

The Sitter (R)

Hugo (PG)

The Muppets (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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)

John Carter (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Act of Valor (R)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Safe House (R)


 

THEATER

Thursday to Friday, April 5-6

• Catch a performance of the musical Once Upon A Mattress presented by the Mountain View High School Fine Arts Department. Details: 7 p.m.; MVHS Auditorium, 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd.; $8, $6 under 10; 579-4449 ext. 4449.

Thursday to Saturday, April 5-7

• Catch a performance of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods presented by the Ironwood Ridge Musical Club. Details: 6 p.m.; Ironwood Ridge High School, 2475 W. Naranja Dr.; $6-$10; 407-4237.

Saturday, April 7

• Participate in the new play process to hear works read aloud by the best local and national actors at the Arizona Theatre Company’s Café Bohemia featuring Dwayne Hartford’s “The Color of Stars” presented in partnership with Childsplay. Details: 1 p.m.; Temple of Music and Art, Temple Lounge, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $5; 622-2823.

Saturday to Saturday,  April 7-28

• 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.

Wednesday to Sunday, April 11-22

• Enjoy a performance of Inherit the Wind about a man’s right to think as fair and science collide in a raging debate between the literal interpretation of creation and the scientific theory of evolution. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College Black Box Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $15; 206-6986.

Wednesday to Sunday, April 11-29

• 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.

Thursday to Sunday, April 12-15

• Enjoy the Children of Eden Youth Musical to benefit two youth organizations. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave.; $10-$25; 591-0780.

Saturday, April 14

• Don’t miss the young, dynamic dance company River North Chicago for a jazz-based repertoire which embodies a true flavor of “Americana” with a contemporary dance performance by students from Flowing Wells High School on the patio preceding the show. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $20-$42; 621-3341.

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.

 


 

MUSIC

Thursday, April 5

• Listen to an eclectic program of music written and arranged for tuba by music faculty Dr. Mark Nelson. Details: 7 p.m.; Pima Community College Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

• Celebrate Eric-Jan Overbeek’s birthday with him at Mr. Boogie Woogie’s Birthday Bash. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to one of America’s great folk singer Arlo Guthrie. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $35-$65; 547-3040.

Friday, April 6

• Enrich your Easter season with a performance of the world-famous Nidaros Cathedral Boys Choir from Trondheim, Norway. Details: 3:30 & 7 p.m.; Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Rd.; free; 744-8720.

Wednesday, April 11

• Spend an evening honoring the legacies of Frank, Dean, Sammy and their contemporaries at Robert Shaw’s Salute to The Rat Pack and Friends. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $30, $25 in advance; 818-1000.

Friday, April 13

• Help the Tucson Jazz Society keep jazz alive in Southern Arizona by supporting their benefit gala Time After Time, intimate night of music featuring Rick Braun and Philippe Saisse. Details: 7 p.m.; Stillwell House and Garden, 134 S. 5th Ave.; $100; 903-1265.

• Listen to young blues guitar and vocalists Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Robert Cray. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $20; 800-344-9435.

Friday & Sunday, April 13 & 15

• Enjoy the Russian Masters - Classic Series featuring violinist Stefan Jackiw performing the Romantic Russian melodies of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with guest conductor Lior Shambadal. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$65; 882-8585.

Saturday to Sunday, April 14-15

• Enjoy a performance of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra featuring the music of Handel, Sibelius and more. 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 15

• Enjoy selections from Orpheus’ Summer 2012 Italian Concert Tour and more at the Sons of Orpheus Spring Concert. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $17 in advance; 818-1000.

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.


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, April 7

• Bring your unwanted TVs, computers, monitors, printers, batteries, chargers, cell phones, VCRs, CD and DVD players, fax machines, and more to the Recycling Event to benefit World Care. Details: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Whole Foods Market, 7133 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 514-1588.

Sunday, April 8

• Bring the whole family for a special Easter Sunrise Service organized by Tucson Teen Challenge Men’s Center. Details: 7 a.m.; Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 730-4265.

Monday, April 9

• Reserve your ticket for the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation Benefit Dinner and silent auction. Details: 5 p.m.; Amarsi Ristorante, 12152 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; $75; 297-9491.

Friday, April 13

• Help make the dreams of seriously ill children come true at the Second Annual Birdies for Dreams Golf Tournament, Cookout and Live Auction Dream Factory of Arizona fundraiser. Details: 1-7:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W. Greenock Dr.; $130 (all events), $40 (cookout and auction only); 909-3953.


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, April 5

• Join Marion Doane for a discussion on Leading Ladies of Literature and a Few Gentlemen Friends featuring Thackeray’s anti-heroine Becky Sharp. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Friday, April 6

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

Saturday, April 7

• Be part of H2Ooopla! of enlightening discussions on water-related subjects to help us save both water and money and teach us how to live more lightly on the land at Elizabeth Przygoda’s Boxhill Designs or Greg’s Top Ten “Starr” Agaves. Details: 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $8/class, $4/class members; 742-6455.

• 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, April 8

• Learn about basic orchid care and maintenance from Curator of Horticulture Emily Rockey at the hands-on course Growing Orchids. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $22 members; 326-9686.

Wednesday, April 11

• Sample locally prepared native food products after an easy walk through the desert to learn about native plants at naturalist Meg Quinn’s Desert Foods Walk and Tastings. Details: 7-9 a.m.; Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Hear fascinating stories about Geronimo and the Breakout Period presented by historian Jack Lasseter. 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 “Orfeo & Euridice” Details: 3 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Thursday, April 12

• Continue a tour through the world of songbirds with Sky Island Tours’ Jeff Babson at his class Songbirds Part 2: Thrushes to Tanagers. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $22 members; 326-9686.

• Tour museum exhibits and learn about Native American archaeology, art, history and culture at the Tohono Chul Park fieldtrip, The Amerind and the Legacy of the Mimbres. Details: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; leave from 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $120, $99 members (includes transportation, entrance fees, and lunch); 742-6455.

Friday, April 13

• Celebrate 50 years of space exploration at Yuri’s Night with family-friendly events honoring Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space in 1961. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.; $10, under 12 free; 574-0462.

Friday to Sunday, April 13-15

• Get home decorating ideas and browse exhibits of builders and landscapers at the SAHBA Spring Home & Patio Show. Details: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $8 (discounts available), under 12 free; 795-3025.

Saturday, April 14

• Support Tucson Botanical Gardens’ education and programs at their Ultimate Home Garden Tour beginning with brunch and ending with refreshments at the last stop. Details: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $140, $125 members; 326-9686, ext 10.


 

OUTDOORS

Friday, April 6

• Take an interpretive Arizona Trail Hike along a 2-3 mile section of the Arizona Trail overlooking Cienega Creek Natural Preserve. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead, 16000 E. Marsh Station Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday, April 7

• Take a Birding Walk with expert John Higgins to spot canyon towhees, rufous-winged sparrows, Gila woodpeckers, and other birds of the desert southwest nestled among the saguaros and ironwood trees. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd.; free; 615-7855.

Wednesday, April 11

• 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.


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, April 7

• Find out what is going on with the cholla babies who have gotten away from their mother at the TSO Just for Kids musical adventure presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Oro Valley Council Chambers 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; free; 797-3959

• Bring the kids for Eggstravaganza! with egg hunts, jumping castle, and crafts. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd.; included with museum admission; 629-0100.


 

VISUAL ARTS

Wednesday to Tuesday, April 11-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 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.


 

FILM

Saturday, April 7

• Enjoy a screening of the animated film HOP! to benefit Casa de los Niños’ programs for abused, neglected, and at-risk children. Details: 3 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $10; 547-3040.


 

HEALTH

Thursday, April 5

• Learn how to recognize and treat foot problems, the right footwear and exercises for an active lifestyle at the Commit to Be Fit Lecture series with podiatric medical specialist Peter Merrill, DPM, on the topic Starting Out on the Right Foot. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; free; 866-694-9355.

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