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Posted: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:04 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events in the area.

MOVIES

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Body of Lies (R)

City of Ember (PG)

The Express (PG)

Quarantine (R)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG)

Blindness (R)

Flash of Genius (PG-13)

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (R)

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (PG-13)

Choke (R)

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

Fireproof (PG)

Miracle at St. Anna (R)

Nights in Rodanthe (PG-13)

Appaloosa (R)

Ghost Town (PG-13)

Igor (PG)

Lakeview Terrace (PG-13)

My Best Friend’s Girl (R)

Burn After Reading (R)

Righteous Kill (R)

The Women (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Babylon A.D. (PG-13)

Death Race (R)

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (PG-13)

Step Brothers (R)

Mamma Mia! (PG-13)

Hellboy 11: The Golden Army (PG-13)

Hancock (PG-13)

WALL-E (G)

Get Smart (PG-13)

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

Iron Man (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG)

Blindness (R)

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (R)

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (PG-13)

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

Nights in Rodanthe (PG-13)

Appaloosa (R)

Ghost Town (PG-13)

Igor (PG)

Lakeview Terrace (PG-13)

My Best Friend’s Girl (R)

Burn After Reading (R)

Righteous Kill (R)

THEATER

THROUGH OCT. 12

• Catch the thriller “Wait Until Dark,”a play about empowerment and discovery. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. Sixth Ave.; call for ticket prices; 882-0555.

SATURDAY TO SATURDAY OCT. 18-NOV. 8

• Arizona Theatre Company presents Tony-nominated actor Nancy Dussault as Ann Landers in “The Lady with All the Answers.”  Details: call for times; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $26-$50; 622-2823.

MUSIC

SUNDAY, OCT. 12

• Hear a performance by the  Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra.  Details: 3 p.m.; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, free for those 17 and younger; 323-7166.

THURSDAY, OCT. 16

• Hear the  William Eaton Ensemble  perform. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $18 for general admission, $10 for park members; 742-6455.

FILM

SUNDAY, OCT. 12

• See the film  “American History X,”  about a man who returns home from prison to find his younger brother caught in the same web of racism and hatred that landed him in prison and must convince the younger one of his newfound enlightenment. Details: 5 p.m.; St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road; free; 299-9063.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15

• Screen two Halloween family classics,  “Hocus Pocus”  and  “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”  Details: 7 p.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

BOOKS

THURSDAY, OCT. 9

• Join the Contemporary Fiction Book Discussion group in talking about the book  “Waterland”  by Graham Swift. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

TUESDAY, OCT. 14

• Visit with Elizabeth Gunn, the author of  “Cool in Tucson,”  during a Desert Noir Book Discussion group gathering. Details: 7-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, OCT. 11

• Learn about the historic hauntings of Tucson during a  ghostly walking tour  by tour guide Rebecca Petithory Hayes and paranormal author Kathleen Dobson-Hunt. Details: 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, 414 N. Toole Ave.; $15; 623-2223.

• Benefit the Arizona’s Children Association in Pima County by attending an event titled  “Celebrate! Arizona’s Children Gala,”  featuring dinner and dancing. Details: 6 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $175; 622-7611, ext. 1311.

• See  Patrick the Magician  perform. Details: 3 p.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15

• Celebrate  Earth Day  with presentations on native plants and wildlife, conservation, recycling, local climate, astronomy and geology. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Pima Community College Northwest, 7600 N. Shannon Road; free; 206-2247.

SATURDAY, OCT. 18

• Buy blackberry plants, figs, cacti, succulents, groundcover, herbs and vines at the Pima County Master Gardeners’  fall plant sale.  Details: 8-11 a.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension office, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-5161.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCT. 18-19

• Begin your annual holiday treasure hunt at  ArtsFest 2008,  an event held by the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council that features creations from more than 150 artists and craftspeople. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; La Encantada shopping center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; free; 797-3959.

SUNDAY, OCT. 19

• Take part in the  Fall Country Fair  with antiques, plants, garden furniture, art and crafts. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road; free; 232-1201.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

FRIDAY, OCT. 10

• The Pima County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will present  Fall Planting: Success with New Trees, Shrubs and Flowers.  Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

SATURDAY, OCT. 11

• Hear a  history presentation  by historian Jack Lasseter about Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, one of the early Spanish explorers of the American Southwest. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; 622-6014.

• Learn about plants that grow well locally and are commonly used in landscape design during a talk titled  “Get to Know Landscape Plants.”  Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15 for general admission, $12 for members; 326-9686.

• Learn how to grow plants successfully in containers during  Container Gardening 101.  Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20 for general admission, $15 for members; 326-9686.

• Learn how to make black bean chili, pork green chili, chicken and white bean chili and Italian sausage and garbanzo bean chili during a program titled  “Cooking with Chef John Mertes.”  Details: 10-11 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $32 for general admission, $27 for members; 326-9686.

MONDAY, OCT. 13

• Hear a talk by Bill Risner, the lawyer that successfully sued Pima County over voter integrity, titled  “Voter Integrity: Will Your Vote Count?”  Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 742-3774.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15

• Learn about printmaker and political satirist Jose Guadalupe Posada in a program titled  “La Catrina: Posada’s Dandy Dame”  presented by Stevie Mack. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

SATURDAY, OCT. 18

• Learn how to create gourd art and attach pine needles to it during a workshop titled  “Pine Needles and Gourds.”  Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $100 for general admission, $85 for members; 742-6455.

• Learn how to add splashes of color to your garden during a workshop titled  “Get Color.”  Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $8 for general admission, $4 for members; 742-6455.

OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, OCT. 10

• Take a  guided hike  along the Pima Canyon trail at Sabino Canyon to the dam. Details: 8:30 a.m.; Pima Canyon trailhead, 5900 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free; 546-7521.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH OCT. 26

• Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by seeing  “Anatomy of Sorrow,”  a solo exhibit by Tucson artist Daniel Martin Diaz that explores devotional art. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd.; $3 donation requested; 621-6302.

THROUGH OCT. 30

• See an  exhibit of watercolors, oils and pastels  by artists Kathy Robbins and Don Webber. Details: 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 299-7649.

THROUGH OCT. 31

• See the  work of Lillian Brooks,  Sunflower Community’s artist of the month. Details: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Sunflower Community’s Village Center, 9401 N. Sunflower Park Drive; free; 572-9780.

• View a collection of hand-blown glass birds in the  “For the Birds”  exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Philabaum Glass Studio and Gallery, 711 S. Sixth Ave.; free; 884-7404.

THROUGH NOV. 9

• The  “Please Touch Again”  exhibit, the third in a series of similar exhibits, breaks art museums’ sacred rules by asking visitors to touch the art and enjoy the multisensory experience. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH NOV. 15

• See the exhibit  “The Five Loves”  by artist Ruben Urrea Moreno, a musing on love and its many incarnations. Details: noon-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; ArtCulture Partnership Gallery, 951 E. 35th Street; free; 792-3617.

THROUGH NOV. 29

• See the exhibit  “Tucson, NYC and Back”  with photographs and paintings by artists David Elliott, Catherine Eyde, Valerie Galloway and Patricia Katchur. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; Adobe Gallery at Triangle L Ranch, 2805 Triangle L Ranch Road; free; (520) 623-6732.

THROUGH JUNE 2009

• See the exhibit  “Weaving: Native Baskets and Blankets,”  which features pieces from Tohono Chul Park’s permanent collection. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

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