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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Dark Skies (PG-13)

Snitch (PG-13)

Escape from Planet Earth (PG)

Escape from Planet Earth 3D (PG)

Beautiful Creatures (PG-13)

A Good Day to Die Hard (R)

Safe Haven (PG-13)

Identify Thief (R)

Side Effects (R)

Quartet (PG-13)

Zero Dark Thirty (R)

The Impossible (PG-13)

Amour (PG-13)

Silver Linings Playbook (R)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 888-262-4386

Bless Me, Ultima (PG-13)

Dark Skies (PG-13)

Snitch (PG-13)

Escape from Planet Earth (PG)

A Good Day to Die Hard IMAX (R)

A Good Day to Die Hard (R)

Beautiful Creatures (PG-13)

Escape from Planet Earth 3D (PG)

Safe Haven (PG-13)

Identify Thief (R)

Side Effects (R)

Warm Bodies (PG-13)

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (R)

Zero Dark Thirty (R)

Silver Linings Playbook (R)

Lincoln (PG-13)

Argo (R)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Broken City (R)

The Last Stand (R)

Promised Land (R)

This is 40 (R)

The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (PG-13)

Skyfall (PG-13)

Flight (R)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

Hotel Transylvania (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Snitch (PG-13)

Escape from Planet Earth (PG)

Beautiful Creatures (PG-13)

A Good Day to Die Hard (R)

Safe Haven (PG-13)

Identify Thief (R)

Side Effects (R)

Warm Bodies (PG-13)

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (R)

Zero Dark Thirty (R)

Silver Linings Playbook (R)

Argo (R)

 

 

THEATER 

Friday to Sunday, March 1-17

• Enjoy a performance of Kafka’s Monkey and Metamorphosis, two modern world parables; one of a chimpanzee revealing what it is to be human and the other of a young man awakening to discover he has become an enormous insect struggling to adjust to his new existence. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $20-$30; 551-2053.

 

Saturday, March 2

• Don’t miss Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Michael Finney in a show of Comedy & Magic. Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $24, $22 in advance; 825-2818.

• Take a journey through a magician’s evolution at illusionist Michael Howell’s Magic Attic with daring escapes and amazing illusions presented by the Arizona Rose Theatre Company. Details: 7 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $10; 888-0509.

• Don’t miss the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Too Jewish Radio Show with a live broadcast featuring comedian Richard Lewis. Details: 7:45 p.m.; Fox  Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $32; 547-3040. 

 

Saturday to Sunday, March 2-3

• Laugh out loud at the hilarious musical parody Menopause The Musical set to classic tunes from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s for a celebration of women and the change. Details: 3 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $50-$70; 621-3341.

 

Saturday to Saturday, March 2-23

• Catch a performance of The Sunshine Boys, Neil Simon’s classic masterpiece about growing old, friendship, grudges, resentment and reconciliation 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.; $35-$80; 622-2823.

 

Through Sunday, March 3

• Bring back 1955 mid-America with the high-energy musical comedy All Shook Up inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $18; 206-6986.

• Get ready to experience Broadway’s most exciting new destination Memphis the Musical with dancing, songs, and a tale of forbidden love set in the underground dance clubs of the 1950’s. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $29-$69; 800-745-3000.

• Enjoy the heartwarming play First Kisses that explores the life-long relationship between John and Mary, from eleven years old to their 70s. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; The Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave.; $28; 882-9721.

• Enjoy UA Dance Premium Blend, a three-part, evening-long ballet. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday; Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd.; $29-$34; 621-3341.

• Catch a performance of the bittersweet and romantic drama The Pavilion. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; $18, $8 students; 882-0555.

 

Friday, March 8

• Enjoy a music and dance extravaganza preserving the traditions of Irish step dancing in a modern format at Rhythm of the Dance. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $20-$33; 547-3040. 

 

Saturday, March 9

• Catch a performance of a new comedy created by Hollywood couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn based on their real life romance and marriage, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut-Up presented by The Invisible Theatre. Details: 8 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $40; 882-9721. 

 

Saturday to Sunday, March 9-10

• Enjoy a performance of the enthralling new production of Il Traovatore sung in Italian with English subtitles. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave; $35-$135; 293-4336.

 

Sunday, March 10

• Don’t miss the legendary comedian and Saturday Night Live alumnus Jim Belushi bringing to the stage an improvised comedy sketch show featuring members of the Chicago Board of Improv. Details: 6:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $24-$63; 621-3341.

MUSIC

Thursday, Feb. 28

• Listen to harpist Bridget Kibbey perform her Music Box collection ranging from baroque to folk. Details: 7:30 p.m.; UA Crowder Hall, 1017 E. Olive Rd..; $25-$40; 621-3341.

 

Friday, March 1

• Don’t miss the acclaimed Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $15-$32; 547-3040.

 

Sunday, March 3

• Celebrate the landscape and culture of the American West with the iconic songs of the Sons of the Pioneers who have been performing western music for over 75 years. Details: 3 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $36, $32 in advance; 800-594-8499.  

• Enjoy Opera 101 featuring The Genius of Mozart presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 3 p.m. St. Mark’s Church, Magee Rd. & La Cañada Dr.; $20; 797-3959.

• Listen to the rhythms and harmonies of South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $22-$52; 547-3040.

 

Tuesday, March 5

• Enjoy the unique interpretation of classical music by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with a program of inspirational and inventive repertoire. Details: 7:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $30-$80; 621-3341.

 

Wednesday, March 6

• Enjoy the heavy back-beat and stripped-down-honky-tonk sound of Last Stop – Bakersfield which swept the world of country music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818.

 

Thursday, March 7

• Listen to singer/songwriter guitarist Aaron Lewis tell hilarious and heartwarming stories echoing traditional country. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $24-$44; 547-3040. 

• Enjoy the Pima Community College Wind Ensemble Concert under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 West Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

 

Friday, March 8

• Enjoy the TSO – MasterWorks Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ featuring  conductor  George Hanson in a sparkling overture that sets the stage for a musical trip to Italy presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7:30 p.m.; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $49-$59; 797-3959.

• Tap your toes to the premier Tucson Swing Big Band Jazz Series: Benny Goodman Concert. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, 1017 E. Olive Rd.; 881-9112. 

 

Saturday, March 9

• Listen to trumpet colossus Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring an ensemble of the finest jazz soloists and players. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $40-$85; 621-3341.

 

Sunday, March 10

• Catch a performance of Classic Albums Live - Abbey Road with a recreation of The Beatles final studio album. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $15-$28; 547-3040.  

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, March 2

• Help support community children by raising money to build a track at Estes Elementary School at the Marana 10K & 5K Run/Walk. Details: 2:30 p.m. registration, races at 4 & 4:15 p.m.; Coyote Trail Elementary School, 8000 N. Silverbell Rd.; $5-$25; www.maranarun.com.

 

Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3 

• Browse the works of local and national artisans, food vendors, and children’s activities at the Oro Valley Festival of the Arts presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance to benefit art education. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N Oracle Rd.; free; 797-3959.

 

Sunday, March 3

• Help fight hunger locally and globally at the Northwest CROP Hunger Walk to benefit Interfaith Community Services Food Bank and world-wide hunger programs. Details: 1:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Tangerine & Oracle Rds.; 297-3095.

• Enjoy the 10th Annual Moda Provocateur with a celebration of style, fashion, and compassion benefiting the services of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. Details: 6-8:30 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center Grand Ballroom, 260 S. Church Ave.; $140; 628-7223.

 

Friday, March 8

• Stop in with your list of bridal dreams and leave with a vision of the perfect night at the Twilight Bridal Fair featuring tours of wedding rental areas and premier wedding vendors. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free; 326-9686.

 

Friday to Sunday, March 8-10

• Bring the whole family to Monster Jam presented by Advanced Auto Parts featuring Grave Digger, Team Hot Wheels, Monster Energy, and more. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $24-39, $13-39 ages 2-12; $11-$37 in advance; (800) 745-3000.

 

Saturday, March 9

• Visit over a dozen historical sites in and around the Marana area on the Surprising Marana Bus Tour with knowledgeable commentary by naturalist and historian John Scheuring. Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; depart from Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Rd.; $10; 572-5601 or www.maranaheritage.org

• Enjoy the Western National Parks Association 75th Anniversary Celebration Dinner hosted by Emmy award-winning actor, conservation advocate, and author Ted Danson. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Rd.; $125; 622-6014.

• Enjoy dinner, dancing to live music, and a silent auction at the Amphi Foundation Friends of Amphi Gala fundraiser. Details: 6-11 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd.; $120; http://tinyurl.com/amphigala.

 

Saturday to Sunday, March 9-10

• Celebrate books and literacy at the all-ages Tucson Festival of Books featuring authors, performers, and exhibitors. Details: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; University of Arizona, 1209 E. University Blvd.; free; 626-5653.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS 

Saturday, March 2, 9 & 16

• Learn techniques and tips and take some shots in the garden at photographer Vicky Stromee’s class Intermediate Nature Photography. Details: noon-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $55, $45 members; 326-9686.

 

Sunday, March 3

Make a Seder Plate that will become a family heirloom with your own creativity using designs and colored glazes. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.; $30, $25 members; 299-3000 ext. 147.

 

Monday, March 4 

Have a Blast with Butterfly Structure and Function with curator of Butterfly Magic Elizabeth Willott. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members; 326-9686.

 

Tuesdays, March 5-April 16 

• Experience the works of great writers whose works embody the spirit and soul of Eastern European Jewry at Treasures of Jewish Literature with readings of short stories, poetry, plays, folklore and humor. Details: 1-2:30 p.m.; Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.; free; 299-3000 ext. 147.

 

Thursday, March 7

• Learn how to create your own pollination garden to attract birds and butterflies and incorporate native and arid-adapted species into your landscape at Gardening for Birds & Butterflies presented by Pima County Natural Resources. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.; free; 299-3000 ext. 147.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Saturday, March 2

• Take a 6-mile guided Tortolita Mountains hike on the Wild Burro Trail with Marana Parks and Recreation. Details: 8 a.m.; Wild Burro Trailhead, 14810 N. Secret Springs Dr.; free; 382-1950.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, March 2

• Take a musical adventure with violinist Michael Fan and the TSO Piano Trio at Mak and Millie - Just for Kids. Details: 10 & 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; donations welcome; 882-8585.

• Come dressed as cowboys or cowgirls and follow Pecos Bill as he meets western characters and critters at Pecos Bill, a West Side Story - Just for Kids featuring the TSO Percussion Ensemble presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; free.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Through Wednesday, March 20 

• View the Idlefly exhibit oil paintings inspired by everyday scenes from life in Mexico and the US by Quetzally Hernandez Coronado. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $13 garden admission; 326-9686. 

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, Feb. 28

• Listen to the inspirational story of Shannon Miller, Olympic Gold Medalist, Cancer Survivor, and Health/Fitness Advocate, at Northwest Medical Center’s Healthy Woman Anniversary Event. Details: 5:30-8 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd.; $25; 866-694-9355. 

 

Thursday, March 7

• Learn about Exercising & Staying Active with Hip and Knee Arthritis  at the Commit to be Fit lecture series. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, Classrooms A & B, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; free; 866-694-9355.

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