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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 9:32 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

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)

Jeff Who Lives at Home (R)

John Carter 3D (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Titanic (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

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)

21 Jump Street (R)

Casa de Mi Padre (R)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Act of Valor (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13)

Chronicle (PG-13)

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 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R)

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)

The Sitter (R)

Hugo (PG)

The Descendants (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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)

John Carter (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

This Means War (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Safe House (R)


THEATER

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

• Enjoy illusions and music woven together for inspiring entertainment at illusionist Michael Howell’s Magic & Lyrics presented by the Arizona Rose Theatre Company. Details:

 7:30 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $15, $12 in advance; $10 under 12, $7 in advance; 888-0509.

• 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.

Tuesday, April 17

• Enjoy a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago presented by the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company Golden Dragon Acrobats.  Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $20-$40; 547-3040.

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.

 Through Sunday, April 22

• Enjoy a performance of Inherit the Wind about a man’s right to think challenged as faith 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.

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

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.

• Enjoy the Diamond Center presentation of Hotel California: A Salute to The Eagles in Concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $10-$20; 800-745-3000.

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.

Friday, April 20

• 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.

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

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.

• Bring a canned food donation to the ICS Food Bank Dedication and Ice Cream Social with entertainment by western singer and guitarist Bill Ganz. Details: 2-5 p.m.; Interfaith Community Services, 2820 W. Ina Rd.; free; 297-6049.

• 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

• Help raise funds at the Out of the Ruff for Goldens Golf Tournament to offset veterinary costs for dogs rescued by Southern Arizona Golden Retriever Rescue. Details: 7:30 a.m.; Crooked Tree Golf Course, 9101 N. Thornydale Rd.; $90, $340/foursome; 885-0948.

• Bring your water bottle and camp chair to Meet the Monument at a FUNdraiser where you can learn about the biology, archaeology, geology of the Ironwood Forest National Monument. Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; base of Ragged Top Mountain along Silverbell Rd.; free but donations welcome; 628-2092.

• 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.

• Bring the whole family to the Legacy Traditional School Spring Fling with food, games, inflatables, live entertainment, and an auction fundraiser. Details: 3-6:30 p.m.; 3500 W. Cortaro Farms Rd.

Saturday to Sunday, April 14-15

• Join in or just watch as artists, students, children and attendees transform mall sidewalks into colorful works of art at the Park Place Chalk Art Festival with a special KidZone for ages 3-12 presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

• Stop by the Welcome Center to pick up your self-guiding tour map of the 20th Annual Oracle Artist Studio Tour showcasing the working studios of more than 50 artists and artisans. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 1880 W. American Ave., Oracle; free; www.oraclestudiotour.com.

Saturday to Sunday, April 14-15

• Browse the works of local artists presented by the Overton Art Group at the Pima County Parks & Recreation Show and Sale. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Northwest Community Friends Church, 5950 N. La Cañada Dr.; free admission; 229-0304.

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.

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.


CLASSES & PROGRAMS

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.

• Learn about the spectacular landscape, plants and animals at the Ironwood Forest National Monument from Executive Director Lahsha Brown at her presentation A Treasure in Your Backyard.  Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr., free; 229-5300.

Friday, April 13

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

Saturday, April 14

• Celebrate our unique history, struggles and triumphs with anecdotes and more at journalist and author Lisa Schnebly Heidinger’s Arizona: 100 Years Grand 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, April 18

• Learn basic landscape design through use of xeriscape principles and focus on practical considerations for using native and desert-adapted plants at the WaterSmart class Wise Landscaping – Xeriscape.  Details: 9-11 a.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-5161.

• Learn about Biters, Hiders, Stinkers, and Stingers from Justin Schmidt of the Southwest Biological Institute at his Science Café presentation The Sting is the Thing.  Details: 6:30 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

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.


OUTDOORS

Friday, April 13

• Take a relaxing, naturalist-guided Twilight Nature Walk to experience the quiet of the desert at dusk while exploring how seasonal changes affect local plants and animals. Details: 6-7 p.m.; Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday, April 14

• Take a guided 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.; 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 615-7855.


CHILDREN

Saturday, April 14

• Make a simple kite that really flies with paper, tape, sticks and ribbons for children 10 and under at Kids Club: Art with Nina. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Kid’s Place Area, Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 883-2702.

• Listen to Multicultural Stories about diversity spotlighting how people around the world use humor and observation to teach universal values of honesty, tolerance, kindness and generosity presented by Glenda Bonin for Children’s Day/Book Day. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free, tickets available 1 hour before program starts; 594-5200.


FILM

Wednesday, April 18

• Learn about The Mystery of Chaco Canyon through aerial and time lapse photography, computer modeling, and interviews with scholars in a DVD presented by Bullfrog Films. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Friday to Sunday, April 13-29

• 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

Saturday, April 14

• Get a comprehensive stroke screening at the StrokeCheck event presented by the American Heart Association, American Stoke Association, and local hospitals. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Northwest Medical Center, 6200 N. La Cholla Blvd. or Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; free; 872-4344.

• Bring the whole family to the Kid City Christian Preschool 2012 Health Expo featuring fun, food, fellowship, free gifts, and presentations by pediatric health and wellness experts. Details: 10-11 a.m. (presentations); 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (fair); 10801 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 297-0393.

Wednesday, April 18

• Get high quality information about local resources and better support for loved ones at the Alzheimer’s Association 18th Annual Southern Arizona Caregiver Conference. Details: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.; $25-$65; 322-6601.

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