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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D (PG-13)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG)

Safe House (R)

Star Wars: Episode 1-The Phantom Menace 3D (PG)

The Vow (PG-13)

Big Miracle (NR)

Chronicle (PG-13)

The Woman in Black (PG-13)

The Grey (R)

Albert Nobbs (R)

The Artist (PG-13)

The Descendants (R)

Foothills

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

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D (PG-13)

The Secret World of Arrietty (G)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island IMAX (PG)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Safe House (R)

Star Wars: Episode 1-The Phantom Menace 3D (PG)

The Vow (PG-13)

Big Miracle (NR)

Chronicle (PG-13)

The Woman in Black (PG-13)

The Grey (R)

One for the Money (PG-13)

Red Tails (PG-13)

The Descendants (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Darkest Hour (PG-13)

We Bought a Zoo (PG)

New Year's Eve (PG-13)

The Sitter (R)

The Muppets (PG)

Happy Feet Two (PG)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -

Part 1 (PG-13)

Immortals (R)

Jack and Jill (PG)

Puss in Boots (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13)

The Secret World of Arrietty (G)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG)

Safe House (R)

Star Wars: Episode 1-The Phantom Menace 3D (PG)

The Vow (PG-13)

Big Miracle (NR)

Chronicle (PG-13)

The Woman in Black (PG-13)

The Grey (R)

One for the Money (PG-13)

The Descendants (R)

 


 

THEATER

Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 23-March 11

• Catch a performance of The New Electric Ballroom by Irish playwright Enda Walsh. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd. ; $15-$30; 551-2053.

Friday, Feb. 24

• Watch as Penn & Teller blend comedy and magic, reveal secrets to their tricks, but still manage to leave you amazed. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $36-$84; 621-3341.

Saturday to Saturday, Feb. 25-March 17

• Catch a performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald's the Great Gatsby presented by the Arizona Theatre Company. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-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, Feb. 26

• Catch a performance of the world premiere comedy Look Ma We're Dancing about sibling rivalry gone awry. 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.

Friday & Sunday, March 2 & 4

• Enjoy the showbiz savvy of Lucie Arnaz in Concert presented by the Invisible Theatre. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $42; 882-9721.

Saturday, March 3

• Enjoy the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company performing Story/Time. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$59; 621-3341.

Saturday to Sunday, March 3-4

• Enjoy the Arizona Opera Company's presentation of Aida featuring massive sets that evoke the temples and tombs of ancient Egypt. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$130; 800-745-3000.

Through Sunday, March 4

• Catch a performance of the murder-mystery, musical comedy whodunit Curtains. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $18; 206-6986.

 


 

MUSIC

Friday, Feb. 24

• Come out for an evening of boot scootin' at the Western Swing Dance with Carolyn Martin and Way Out West. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $18, $15 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Saturday, Feb. 25

• Don't miss The International Championship of Collegiate A Capella tournament showcasing the performing art of student a cappella singing hosted by the University of Arizona. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $20, $15 students; 621-3341.

• Listen to vocalist Joe Bourne and The Giant Blue Band present the music of Motown and other Soul Music Gems of that era. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $26, $23 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to country music favorite Clay Walker in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $20-$35; 800-745-3000.

Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 25-26

• Don't miss music from our Southwest heritage enhanced with orchestrations at the TSO Pops! Series Back in the Saddle Again, More Music of the West featuring the Bill Ganz Western Band. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$62; 882-8585.

Sunday, Feb. 26

• Listen to the Beethoven Piano Sonatas Concert featuring guest pianists from the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, and others. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Rd.; free-will offering to benefit Emerge! Center Against Domestic Violence; 887-5127.

• Enjoy the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra featuring artistic director and chief conductor Jacek Kaspszyk and pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Details: 6 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $36-$69; 621-3341.

Thursday, March 1

• Listen to the rock group Foreigner in Concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $35-$65; 800-745-3000.

Friday, March 2

• Listen to music award winners Dailey and Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers. Details: 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $35, $30 in advance; 818-1000.

Saturday to Sunday, March 3-4

• Enjoy the Tucson Symphony Orchestra's MasterWorks Series - Mozart & Beethoven featuring Laura Stoutenborough on the clarinet. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; $40-$50; 882-8585.

Sunday, March 4

• Listen to Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone singing songs from her Broadway career and other favorites at The Gypsy In My Soul. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $36-$104; 621-3341.

Tuesday, March 6

• Don't miss long-time country favorites Willie Nelson and Family in Concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $45-$85; 800-745-3000.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, Feb. 24

• Help raise funds for Special Olympics Arizona at the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 Spaghetti Dinner. Details: 5-6:30 p.m.; 16045 N. Oracle Rd. $7; 609-2484.

• Bring your flashlight and a lawn chair and spend A Night with the Stars and the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association who will have telescopes set up for celestial viewing. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday, Feb. 25

• Take a Honey Bee Canyon Park Birding Walk with expert Mary Ellen Flynn to spot Gambel's quail, verdins, gnatcatchers and other birds of the southwest desert. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Honey Bee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Browse small appliances, medical, sporting and exercise equipment, clothing, toys, and more at the Goodies, Gadgets & Gismo Sale. Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Santa Catalina Parish Hall, 14380 N. Oracle Rd.; free admission; 825-9611.

• Watch, learn about model rocketry, and maybe even 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, $2 rocket rental; 390-2699.

• See demonstrations of positive training techniques and address common dog behavioral concerns presented by the "Original" Dog Whisperer Paul Owens at Paws for a Peaceful World Tour benefiting Handi-Dogs. Details: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tucson Medical Center, Marshall Auditorium, Grant & Craycroft Rds.; $25; www.raisewithpraise.com or www.Handi-Dogs.org.

Through Sunday, Feb. 26

• Don't miss an opportunity to see the Accenture Match Play Championship. Details: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, 14388 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.; $25-$135; 866-942-2672.

• Bring the whole family to the La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Rodeo). Details: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Rodeo grounds, 4823 S. Sixth Ave; $12-$26; 800-964-5662.

Friday to Saturday, March 2-3

• Explore options in the community for new ways to gain more personal meaning from your life at the Pima Council on Aging's Ages 'n Stages active lifestyle trade show. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; free; 790-0504.

Through Monday, April 30

• Step into a tropical greenhouse and take off on an exotic butterfly adventure that spans eleven countries with some of the most beautiful and sometimes rare butterflies of the world as Butterfly Magic Returns! Details: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $13, $7.50 under 14; 326-9686.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Feb. 23

• Discover answers to all your questions about Wildflowers at gardener Connie Howard's class on one of Arizona's most spectacular seasonal events of natural beauty. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $10 members; 326-9686.

• Review the political and social changes in the Arab World during the past year at the UA School of Anthropology Sabbagh lecture, The Arab Spring One Year Later presented by University of Michigan Professor of History Juan Cole. Details: 7 p.m.; Tucson Marriott University Park, 880 E. 2nd St.; free; 626-3846.

Friday, Feb. 24

• Find out what's growing in Saguaro National Park at the illustrated talk Saguaro: Not Just a Pretty Face. Details: 11:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

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

• Get a brief history of the Depression-era work program Civilian Conservation Corps illustrated with old photo images and movie clips. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday, Feb. 25

• Learn about the beginnings of the Buffalo Soldiers formed in 1866, how they got the name, and their contribution to our nation presented by Aaron Plump. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Address interesting and intriguing questions connected with butterflies, their habitat and anything else butterfly-related at the family-friendly class Just Having Fun with Butterflies. Details: 2:30-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $10 members; 326-9686.

Wednesday, Feb. 29

• Learn about Specialty Birds of Southeastern Arizona from Borderland Tours founder and author Rick Taylor. Details: 9-10 a.m.; Brandi Fenton Park, 3482 E. River Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Learn about Native Americans who inhabited the Four Corners, the mystery of their disappearance, and explore the myth that they returned to the stars at The Ancient Ones Book Presentation and Signing by author and archaeology enthusiast Lori Hines. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Thursday, Feb. 23

• Take a three-hour moderately difficult Gneiss Hike (geology walk) in Sabino Canyon. Details: 8:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon Recreation Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; free with $5 parking pass; 749-8700.

• Experience your poetic side on a step-by-step ranger-guided trail walk at Poetry in the Park. Details: 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5153.

Thursday & Friday, Feb. 23 & 24

• Take a two-hour easy walk and learn how species become threatened, endangered or extinct at Lost and Gone Forever. Details: 9:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Thursday & Sunday, Feb. 23 & 26

• Take a 100-yard walk to see the intricate puzzle of plants and animals at The Desert Jigsaw Puzzle. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday, Feb. 25

• Take an easy two-mile hike on the Linda Vista Loop Trail with the Oro Valley Hiking Club. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; meet at Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; $5.

Sunday & Wednesday, Feb. 26 & 29

• Take a 100-yard walk and learn about adaptations to seemingly harsh conditions where many species survive and flourish, and how they may be affected by climate changes at Life on the Edge. Details: 1:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Through Saturday, March 31

• Take a stroll with a park naturalist through the Cactus Garden outside the visitor center to discover what makes the Sonoran Desert such a special place at Saguaro Garden Walks. Details: 10 a.m. Sunday-Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free; 733-5153.

 


 

CHILDREN

Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 23-26

• Bring the whole family to the 2nd Annual Ride ‘Em Rodeo Carnival to help raise funds for La Paloma Academy featuring rides, games, prizes, and food. Details: 5-10 p.m. Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday; 8140 E. Golf Links Rd.; free admission; www.lpatucson.org.

Saturday, Feb. 25

• Learn how to use a compass to find your way through an orienteering course at Outdoor Family Day: Map and Compass for families with children ages 5-12. Details: 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Brandi Fenton Park, 3482 E. River Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday, March 3

• Dress up in your favorite animal costume or just bring your favorite stuffed friend to the TSO Wind Quintet's Just for Kids adventure, If You Could Talk to the Animals. Details: 10 & 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; donations appreciated; 882-8585.

Sundays through April 1

• Meet Goldilocks and the Three Bears at an interactive musical of the classic tale. Details: 1 p.m.; All Together Theatre at Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $5-$8; 327-4242.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Through Sunday, April 22

• View the Arizona Centennial Art Exhibit featuring artworks that highlight the diversity, beauty, wonder and rich history of this area. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Main Gallery 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with $8 park admission; 742-6455.

 

 

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