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Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:15 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3D (PG)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (PG-13)

You Again (PG)

Alpha and Omega 3D (PG)

Devil (PG-13)

Easy A (PG-13)

The Town (R)

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (R)

Going the Distance (R)

The American (R)

Eat Pray Love (PG-13)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Despicable Me 3D (PG)

Foothills

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

Beauty and the Beast Sing-A-Long (NR)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3D (PG)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (PG-13)

You Again (PG)

Alpha and Omega 3D (PG)

Devil (PG-13)

Easy A (PG-13)

The Town (R)

Resident Evil: Afterlife (R)

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (R)

The American (R)

The Expendables (R)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG-13)

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG)

Ramona and Beezus (G)

Predators (R)

The Last Airbender (PG)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

The Karate Kid (2010) (PG)

Solitary Man (R)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (PG)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3D (PG)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (PG-13)

You Again (PG)

Alpha and Omega 3D (PG)

Devil (PG-13)

Easy A (PG-13)

The Town (R)

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (R)

The American (R)

Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Despicable Me (PG)

THEATER

Saturday, Oct. 2

• Let Illusionist Michael Howell unlock your imagination when you enter his Magic Factory, where fantasy and reality merge, presented by the Arizona Rose Theatre Company. Details: 7 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $10, $8 under 12; 888-0509.

Through Saturday, Oct. 2

• Enjoy the Arizona Theatre Company's production of Backwards in High Heels, the life story of movie legend Ginger Rogers, who danced with Fred Astaire. 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.; $36-59; 622-2823.

Through Sunday, Oct. 3

• Enjoy a performance of the childhood favorite Charlotte's Web. Details: 7 p.m. Friday; 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

• Catch a performance of Moonlight and Magnolias, a funny and engaging tale illuminating the behind-the scenes business of movie-making during the golden age of Hollywood. 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

• Enjoy the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona preview of the Arizona Opera Company's production of Pirates at the "Say Hello to Opera" presentation. Details: 3-5 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

MUSIC

Thursday, Sept. 30

• Listen to the music of pianist Nick Stanley . Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Friday, Oct. 1

• Celebrate the music of our southwest heritage with local favorite Bill Ganz and his western band at the La Encantada Summer Concert presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; 2905 E. Skyline Dr.; $11, $10 in advance; 797-3959.

• Get ready to tap your feet and clap your hands to the music of the Detroit duo New York to 'Frisco. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $24, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

Saturday, Oct. 2

• Check out the Halloween Hootenanny tour of Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, and the Murderdolls. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $25-75; 800-344-9435.

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to Music in the Park and listen to the Arizona Symphonic Winds under the direction of Laszlo Veres. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; free; 721-2068.

• Listen to the "finger picking good" bluegrass music of the Dusty River Boys. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $15, $11 in advance; 818-1000.

Sunday, Oct. 3

• Listen to a faculty recital of Raymond T. Ryder & Friends with Ryder and Eileen Perry on piano, Carol Christofferson on clarinet, and Jonathon Ng, vocals. Details: 3 p.m.; Pima Community College, Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to the Tucson Pops featuring vocalist Crystal Stark. Details: 7 p.m.; DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park; free; 722-5853.

• Enjoy the Tucson Jazz Society's Benny Goodman Centennial Concert featuring Miss Julie Anne and guest artist, Jeff Haskell. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.; $20, $15 members, $10 military; 903-1265.

Monday, Oct. 4

• Listen to a concert featuring University of Arizona graduate Oscar Macchioni. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Steinway Piano Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr.; $25, $15 students; 888-325-9797.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday. Sept. 30

• Help raise funds to benefit the Livestrong Foundation at Casino Night with blackjack, craps, roulette, food, prizes and more. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Embassy Suites Paloma Village, 3110 E. Skyline Dr.; $40; 352-4071.

Friday, Oct. 1

• Bring the whole family to the Rattlesnake Ridge and Twin Peaks schools' Fall Hullabaloo Carnival, featuring a climbing wall, mechanical bull ride, game booths, train ride, food and raffles. Details: 5-9 p.m.; 8500 N. Continental Reserve Loop; no entrance fee, ride wristbands $8, $6 in advance; 548-7797.

Friday to Saturday, Oct. 1-2

• Experience the rich culture of Eastern Europe with live entertainment, ethnic foods, children's events, crafts and vendors at the Tucson Slavic Festival. Details: 4-9 p.m.; St. Melany Byzantine Catholic Church, 1212 N. Sahuara Ave.; $3, under 12 free; 404-7249.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 1-31

• Visit the haunted township Nightfall with hideous beasts and monsters, ghoulish stunts, and frightening shows at Old Tucson Studios. Details: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday; 6 p.m.-midnight, Friday-Saturday; 201 S. Kinney Rd.; $25, $20 under 12; 883-0100.

Saturday, Oct. 2

• Browse a huge rummage sale to benefit the Springboard Home for young girls in crisis. Details: 7 a.m.-12 p.m.; Copper Mt. Assembly of God Church, 2350 W. Tangerine Rd.

• Help raise funds at the Tucson Team Hope Walk for the Arizona Affiliate of the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Details: 7 a.m.; Reid Park Walking Track, 1100 S. Randolph Way; suggested minimum donation $20; 797-9431.

• Bring the whole family to the Fall Festival and Giant Yard Sale featuring entertainment, food, bake sale, arts and craft booths and children activities. Details: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; First Baptist Church, 3505 E. Wilds Rd.

• Browse works by resident artists and designers at the Sun City Arts and Crafts Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun City Vistoso Social Hall, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

• Enjoy a traditional Native American Indian Feast and Fundraiser with cholla bud salsa, prickly pear tea, and many other treats. Details: 6-9 p.m.; San Xavier Plaza, 1959 W. San Xavier Rd.; $60, $50 in advance; 622-4900.

• Help raise funds for the Tucson Zoological Society at ZOOcson Feast for the Beasts with food, entertainment, and auctions for ages over 21. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1030 S. Randolph Way; $75, $60 members; 881-4753 ext. 12.

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 2-3 & Oct. 9-10

• Enjoy German culture at Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon. Details: 12-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free admission; Ski Valley; 576-1400.

Sunday, Oct. 3

• Have tea, dress up, and bring the kids to Teddy Bear Tea to purchase a bear to dress all your own with proceeds benefit the Teddy Bear Program by P.A.W.S., Professional Association of Women's Services, an auxiliary of Assistance League of Tucson. Details: 12-2 p.m. or 3-5 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; $45; bear and outfit $25; 326-8452.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Friday, Oct. 1

• Learn to identify our local cacti, and enjoy images of their colorful flowers at Pima County naturalist Meg Quinn's slide program Cacti of the Desert Southwest. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Brandi Fenton Park, 3482 E. River Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday, Oct. 2

• Learn how to create the cool and relaxing feel of a Mediterranean courtyard or patio in the hot and arid conditions of Tucson at landscape architecture master Shelly Ann Abbott's Mediterranean Gardens Sonoran Desert Style Garden design class. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $8, $4 members; 742-6455 ext. 210.

• Explore the Sonoran Desert with naturalist Doris Evans, author of Let's Explore the Desert Family Go Guide, as she takes a close-up look at the wonders of our desert world and answers your questions about plants, animals, and tracks you find in the sand. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Saturday, Oct. 2 & 23

• Take a docent led tour of the historic Temple of Music and Art. Details: 11:30 a.m.; 330 S. Scott Ave.; free, but space is limited; 622-2823.

Tuesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 23

• Explore the archaeology of the Hohokam culture with archaeologist Allen Dart at the evening lecture series Prehistory of the Southwest: The Hohokam Culture of Southern Arizona along with a field trip. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 2201 W. 44th St.; $50, $40 members; 798-1201.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

• Join professor and researcher Daniel F. Austin, Ph.D. for a discussion of ecology and ethnobotany based on his encyclopedia work Baboquivari Mountain Plants , a unique area in the "Sky Islands" region where Arizona and Mexico meet. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Have Coffee with the Curators for an informal conversation with Arizona State Museum Associate Conservator Teresa Moreno about her work preserving artifacts in ASM's conservation laboratory and in the field at the Sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion in Greece. Details: 3-3:45 p.m.; 1013 E. University Blvd.; free; 621-6302.

OUTDOORS

Friday, Oct. 1

• Take a naturalist-guided Twilight Nature Walk through Feliz Paseos Park and experience the quiet of the desert at dusk. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free; 615-7855.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

• Learn about native foods on an easy walk through the desert and then sample some locally prepared desert food products with naturalist Meg Quinn at Desert Foods Walk and Tastings. Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; $10; 615-7855.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Oct. 2

• Dazzle young children with their first taste of classical music at Just for Kids featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Wind Quintet. Details: 10 & 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; donations appreciated; 882-8585.

• Meet live ambassadors from the Reid Park Zoo and cozy up to a hedgehog or get friendly with a snake at the Reid Park Zoo to You science program for tweens and teens. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr., Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

VISUAL ARTS

Sundays through Oct. 23

• View the Encaustics of Pam Ross at the Kaleidoscope Gallery. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of NW Tucson, 3601 W. Cromwell Dr.; free; 269-3414.

Through Monday, Dec. 20

• View the newest University Libraries Special Collections exhibit Stories & Music of the Revolution: A Commemorative Exhibit on the Centennial of Mexico's Revolution with unofficial correspondence among citizens, reminiscences written years after the incidents, photographs, broadsides, sound recordings, government circulars and wood-block engravings illustrating experiences along the border during the turbulent years 1910-1920. Details: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; 1510 E. University Blvd.; free; www.arizona.edu/libraries.

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