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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:30 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Beauty and the Beast (G)

Beauty and the Beast 3D (G)

Contraband (R)

Joyful Noise (PG-13)

The Devil Inside (R)

The Iron Lady (PG-13)

War Horse (PG-13)

We Bought a Zoo (PG)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R)

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (PG-13)

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

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (R)

The Descendants (R)

Foothills

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

Beauty and the Beast (G)

Beauty and the Beast 3D (G)

Contraband (R)

Joyful Noise (PG-13)

The Devil Inside (R)

The Iron Lady (PG-13)

War Horse (PG-13)

We Bought a Zoo (PG)

The Adventures of Tintin (PG)

The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R)

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (PG-13)

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol IMAX (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)

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

New Year's Eve (PG-13)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (R)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Immortals (R)

Tower Heist (PG-13)

In Time (PG-13)

Puss in Boots (PG)

Footloose (PG-13)

The Ides of March (R)

Real Steel (PG-13)

Courageous (PG-13)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

Drive (R)

Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Beauty and the Beast 3D (G)

Beauty and the Beast (G)

Contraband (R)

Joyful Noise (PG-13)

The Devil Inside (R)

The Darkest Hour (PG)

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)

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

Young Adult (R)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (PG-13)

 


 

THEATER

Thursday, Jan. 19

• Let The Marvelous Wonderettes take you back to a 50's prom with classic 50's and 60's songs. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Temple of Music and Art Cabaret, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $20, $15 students/children; 882-6574 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Friday, Jan. 20

• Laugh out loud with award-winning speaker Jeanne Robertson as she regales you with her experiences as a 6'2" Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant or outlining the steps to developing a sense of humor. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $32.50; 547-3040.

Sunday, Jan. 22

• Celebrate a tradition that is thousands of years old at the Chinese New Year Festival featuring performers from the Shaolin Chinese Martial Arts Institute, Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, Tucson Sino Dance, and local singing groups accompanied by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra. Details: 2 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $12-$18; 621-3341.

Through Sunday, Jan. 22

• Enjoy a performance of the Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont Shipwrecked! Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $30, $15 children/students; 551-2053.

Friday, Jan. 27

• Enjoy Forever Tango, Luis Bravo's Tony-nominated hit dance spectacular featuring an all-Argentinean cast and an orchestra with members of the Argentinean National Symphony. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$59; 621-3341.

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 27-Feb. 19

• Enjoy 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.

Sunday, Jan. 29

• Bring the whole family for the Imago Theatre production of ZooZoo featuring a madcap revue of illusion, creative costumes and comedy. Details: 4 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $13-$24; 621-3341. The UApresents free Children's Festival precedes the show at 1 p.m. on the Centennial Hall patio.

• Laugh out loud with comedienne Rita Rudner. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $20-$45; 800-745-3000.

Through Saturday, Feb. 4

• Don't miss Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece spy novel The 39 Steps presented by the Arizona Theatre Company. 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 and up, $10 students; 622-2823.

 


 

MUSIC

Saturday, Jan. 21

• Enjoy a bluegrass and jazz concert by the new Michael Lich Combo, Noctrane. Details: 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; $18, $15 members; 622-6014.

• Listen to Jim Curry's Tribute to John Denver - Take Me Home. Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

Sunday, Jan. 22

• Listen to folksinger/songwriter John McCutcheon perform traditional Appalachian music embedded with a sense of place, family, and strength. Details: 7 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $23, $20 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

• Help support the Tucson families of our military troops at A Salute to Our Heroes benefit featuring Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $40, $35 in advance; 818-1000.

Saturday, Jan. 28

• Go back in time to the 50's and 60's at the Desert Doo Wop Series Old But Goodies Revue Tributes. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $22, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy a performance of Europa Galante featuring conductor and violinist Fabio Biondi and mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$59; 621-3341.

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 28-29

• Don't miss the TSO Pops! Series featuring Wicked Divas in a concert of show stoppers with guest vocalists Alli Mauzey and Julia Murney. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$62; 882-8585.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday to Sunday, Jan. 19-22

• Kick up your heels at the Tucson Area Square Dance Festival with square and round dancing presented by the Southern Arizona Callers and Cuers Association. Details: hours vary; Radisson Suites, 6555 E. Speedway Blvd.; $12-$22; 800-333-3333 or 820-4749.

Friday to Saturday, Jan. 20-21

• Take a look back at 1934 with re-enactments of the Dillinger gang's exploits in Tucson including guided tours of the historic Hotel Congress at Dillinger Days. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 311 E. Congress St.; 800-722-8848.

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 20-22

• Browse a myriad of quilts at the 34th Annual Quilt Fiesta. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $10, under 14 free; 321-1000.

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 21-22

• Bring the whole family to the Mineral Madness Sale and Family Fun where the novice or serious collector can learn something new or find new treasures for their collection with activities for all ages. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $14.50, $4.50 ages 6-12; 883-2702.

• Browse original works of acclaimed artists, and enjoy art demonstrations and food at the Catalina Foothills Art Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; free admission; 401-1290.

Sunday, Jan. 22

• Watch, learn about model rocketry, and maybe give it a try at the Southern Arizona Rocketry Association Rocket Launch. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tucson International Modelplex Park Association (TIMPA), 3250 N. Reservation Rd.; free admission, rocket rentals $2/launch; 390-2699.

Through Sunday, Jan. 22

• Help endow a Brandeis University scholarship for a Tucson student at the Brandeis Used Book Sale with paperbacks, comic books, and hardcovers from 50 cents and up. Details: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Foothills Mall, Ina Rd. & La Cholla Blvd.; 747-3224.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Jan. 19

• Hear an insider view of the law from Jack Lasseter who spent 40 years practicing law in public and private practice at his presentation The History and Development of Our Legal System. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about using recycled, reclaimed, and found natural objects at Discover Art! Castoff to Creation 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.

• Hear a unique perspective on the current political unrest from Dr. Dina Jadallah, PhD in Near Eastern Studies at her presentation Egypt and the Prospects for Democracy. Details: 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Learn about and view live and pickled critters at the Oro Valley Science Cafe presentation "Nasty, Noxious, or Not; Reptile and Amphibian Survival Strategies" with speaker UA Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology's Kevin Bonine. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Get an introduction to astronomy from park naturalists and a look at the desert night sky with telescopes and binoculars at a Star Party. Details: 7 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; included with $10/vehicle park entrance fee, reservations required; 733-5153.

Friday, Jan. 20

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

Sunday, Jan. 22

• Take a writing workshop on dealing with the dying process at Increasing Peace: Embodying Positive Values Handed Down in our Families presented by Rabbi Stephanie Aaron and Deborah Mayaan, MA. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Casa de la Luz Conference Center, 7889 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 881-2534.

• Don't miss the Pima County Health Department Healthy Pima Program Taste It! Smart Choices for Healthy Dining Tasting Event with local restaurants showcasing their healthy dining menu items. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, Plaza of the Pioneers, 140 N. Main Ave.; free; 885-9009.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Friday, Jan. 20

• Take a guided Twilight Nature Walk through Feliz Paseos Park to experience the quiet of the desert at dusk and explore how seasonal changes affect local plants and animals. Details: 5-6 p.m.; 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Fridays, Jan. 20 & 27

• Take a short, guided nature walk to discover what's flying around out there at the Birding Adventure. Details: 9:45-10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; included with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday, Jan. 21

• Take a three-hour, three-mile guided Cactus Forest Trail hike to explore complex geological formations at Saguaro Rocks! Details: 1-4 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; included with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5153.

 


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, Jan. 21

• Go on a smARTy Pants: Art Safari to search for animals in the galleries and create your own inspired wildlife adventure. Details: 10 a.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $10, $8 members (no charge for adults); 624-2333.

Saturdays, Jan. 21 & 28

• Register 5 to 16 year-olds for competitive or developmental baseball or softball. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thornydale Elementary School; www.thornydale.com.

Sunday, Jan. 22

• Try your hand at some bizarre, shocking, or messy experiments while you learn some amazing science concepts at the Youth Education series Crazy Science! Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8, $4 ages 4-12; 326-9686.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Friday, Jan. 20

• View the Portraits of DeGrazia, a collection of more than 50 portraits by dozens of artists including Harley Brown, Louise Serpa, and Thomas Hart Benton, and DeGrazia's self-portraits at the opening reception. Details: 5-7 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan; free; 299-9191. Exhibit continues through Jan. 2013.

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 20-April 15

• View the Way of the Cross annual exhibit of DeGrazia's dramatic interpretation of the traditional Stations of the Cross including the resurrection of Jesus. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan; free; 299-9191.

Saturday to Monday, Jan. 21-Aug. 20

• View the Hopi Quilts: Unique Yet Universal exhibit of 20 inspiring examples of Hopi quilts from the 1970s to today which demonstrate adaptation and use of an old American tradition. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd.; $5, children free; 621-6281.

Through Sunday, Jan. 22

• View the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Signature show Creme de la Crème featuring paintings by members who have had their works accepted into at least five juried shows. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; SAWG Gallery, 5605 E. River Rd.; Suite 131, free; 299-7294.

Through Sunday, March 4

• View the Art of the Guitar exhibit which explores the cultural and historical impact of this instrument on the southwest region. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Entry Gallery, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with $8 park admission, $6 seniors/active military, $2 under 12; 742-6455.

Through Thursday, March 15

• View a collection of Chris Gall’s colorful and comic-book inspired prints that pay tribute to American cocktail culture with wit and nostalgia at the exhibit Please Don’t Tell. Details: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; ArtsEye Gallery, 3550 E. Grant Rd.; 325-0260.

 


 

FILM

Wednesday, Jan. 25

• View the film The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz, an inspirational story of an artist who overcame extraordinary poverty to become recognized worldwide and the transformation of a dying desert village into a home for world-class art. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 


 

HEALTH

Thursday, Jan. 19

• Expand your knowledge with lectures and resources at Living with Cancer and Beyond with multiple presentations and speakers. Details: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Northwest Medical Center, Classrooms, A, B, C & D, 6200 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free with breakfast and lunch provided; 866-694-9355 or 469-8114.

• Hear a lecture on Valley Fever and get a free lung function screening test at Chronic Disease Management – Respiratory Health presented by Respiratory Therapists. Details: 1-3:30 p.m.; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

Monday, Jan. 23

• Learn about women’s common gynecologic health issues, symptoms, and treatment options from Catherine Westerband, M.D. at her presentation Women’s Health & Minimally Invasive Treatment. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; The Event Center, Northwest Medical Center, 6060 N. Fountain Plaza Dr., Suite 130; free; 866-694-9355.

 

 

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