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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Big Year (PG)

Footloose (PG-13)

The Thing (R)

The Ides of March (R)

Real Steel (PG-13)

50/50 (R)

Dream House (PG-13)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

Dolphin Tale 3D (PG)

Moneyball (PG-13)

The Lion King 3D (G)

Contagion (PG-13)

Foothills

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

The Big Year (PG)

Footloose (PG-13)

The Thing (R)

Real Steel IMAX (PG-13)

Real Steel (PG-13)

The Ides of March (R)

50/50 (R)

Courageous (PG-13)

Dream House (PG-13)

Abduction (PG-13)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

Dolphin Tale 3D (PG)

Killer Elite (R)

Moneyball (PG-13)

The Lion King 3D (G)

Contagion (PG-13)

The Help (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Smurfs (PG)

Captain America: the First Avenger (PG-13)

Friends with Benefits (R)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

Bad Teacher (R)

Cars 2 (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Footloose (PG-13)

The Thing (R)

The Ides of March (R)

Real Steel (PG-13)

50/50 (R)

Dream House (PG-13)

What's Your Number? (R)

Abduction (PG-13)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

Killer Elite (R)

Moneyball (PG-13)

Drive (2011) (R)

The Lion King 3D (G)

The Lion King (G)

Contagion (PG-13)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)

 


 

THEATER

Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 20-22

• Catch a performance of Night of the Living Dead based on the original film with flesh-eating zombies laced with touches of black humor. Details: 7 p.m.; Ironwood Ridge High School Auditorium, 2475 W. Naranja Dr.; 407-4244.

Friday, Oct. 21

• Enjoy a performance by 36 visiting musicians and dancers who celebrate the unique culture of their Pacific atoll homeland which is at risk of being submerged by rising sea levels at Water Is Rising: Music and Dance Amid Climate Change. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $20-$42; 621-3341.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 21-23

• Catch the Arizona Rose Theatre Company's season opening production Bus Stop by William Inge. Details: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music & Art's Cabaret Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $17, $15 seniors/military; $10 under 12; 888-0509.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 21-Nov. 13

• Enjoy The Comedy Playhouse Halloween show Chilling Mysteries of Edgar Allen Poe including dramatizations of The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Cask of Amontillado. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; 3620 N. First Ave.; $18; 260-6442.

Saturday to Saturday, Oct. 22-Nov. 12

• Catch a performance of God of Carnage, a hilarious look at the minefield of modern marriage. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $31-$56; 622-2823.

Sunday, Oct. 23

• Watch the creative and physically daring dance group Pilobolus defy gravity and challenge the limits of the human body. Details: 6:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$46; 621-3341.

Through Sunday, Oct. 23

• Bring the whole family for the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre Shrek - The Musical. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $29-$90; 293-4336 or www.ticketmaster.com.

 


 

MUSIC

Thursday, Oct. 20

• Don't miss the opening of the fall season at the Pima Community College Wind Ensemble Concert under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Friday, Oct. 21

• Enjoy the Hacienda del Sol Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance with the classic retro music of Pacific Breeze. Details: 7 p.m.; Hacienda del Sol Terraza Garden Patio and Lounge, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.; 299-1501 or www.haciendadelsol.com.

• Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Carnivaleros with their signature southwest desert bayou sound and strains of Zydeco presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 8 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $12, $10 in advance; 800-594-8499.

• Don't miss TV, movie, and hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $30-$65; 800-344-9435.

Saturday, Oct. 22

• Allow musical memories of the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s to become a virtual reality through the artistry of Russ Martone with his repertoire of Frank Sinatra songs and those of other great performers of the era. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $22, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy traditional tango from the "Golden Age" of great Argentine tango orchestras at a concert by Q Tango Orchestra presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $28, $25 in advance, $15 students; 800-594-8499.

Sunday, Oct. 23

• Enjoy a performance of the Pima Community College Music Chorale & College Singers. Details: 3 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

• Enjoy the music of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra while dining in the sunset at Moveable Musical Feasts at the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch. Details: 5:30 p.m.; 14301 E. Speedway Blvd.; $135; 882-8585.

• Listen to the rock group 3 Doors Down in concert at the AVA Amphitheater. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $25-$50; 800-344-9435.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

• Listen to the High Desert Bluegrass Band presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Friday, Oct. 28

• Enjoy a unique musical blend as Jazz Meets Blues: Lisa Otey and Friends at the Jazz Under the Stars Fall Series. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, $15 members, $10; 903-1265.

• Enjoy the music of the University of Arizona Original Wildcat Jass Band offering traditional New Orleans and Chicago jazz as part of the UA Mini-Series with proceeds going to the UA School of Music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy a performance of Ethel & Robert Mirabal featuring the instruments of the string quartet, Native American flutes and drums, voices of students and community members. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$42; 621-3341.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Oct. 20

• Bring your friends and have fun browsing through a vast jewelry selection at the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Used Costume Jewelry Sale fundraiser. Details: 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free admission; 344-9390.

• Explore educational opportunities at the Christian College Fair hosted by Pusch Ridge Christian Academy with nationwide representation. Details: 6-8 p.m.; 9500 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 797-0107.

Friday, Oct. 21

• Celebrate the Day of the Dead at Park After Dark with exhibits, artists, local wildlife experts, and musical performances by Luz de Luna mariachis. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $8 adults, members and under 12 free; 742-6455.

• Help raise funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson at The Party featuring Third Eye Blind, Jovert Steel Drum Band, and more. Details: 5-11 p.m.; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $100; http://thepartytucson.com or 573-3533.

Friday to Saturday, Oct. 21-22

• Bring the whole family to the 2011 BioBlitz, hosted by National Park Service and National Geographic, which brings scientists, naturalists, families and students together to discover and identify local flora and fauna, exhibit booths, speakers, demonstrations, music, and entertainment. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, Red Hills Visitor Center, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday, Oct. 22

• Tour a working fiber ranch and meet alpacas, llamas, angora goats and sheep at the Tucson Wool Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Withers Ranch, 4010 W. Palo Seco; free admission; 572-3758.

• View 450 classic cars, visit booths, enjoy food, children's activities and more to benefit a literacy program and other service organizations at the Tucson Classics Car Show. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; St. Gregory College Preparatory School, 3231 N. Craycroft Rd.; $5, children free with paying adult; 440-4503 or www.tucsonclassicscarshow.com.

• Help raise funds for local charities and Northwest Firefighters Holiday Assistance Program for underprivileged families at the Home Brew Challenge featuring live music, food and micro/home brews. Details: 6 p.m.; Foothills Mall in front of Thunder Canyon Brewery, Ina Rd. & La Cholla Blvd.; $25, $20 in advance; brew.nwfirefighters.org.

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 22-23

• Browse works of local artists while you enjoy music, food and children's activities at the 16th Annual Oro Valley Fall Arts in the Park festival. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Oro Valley Marketplace, Oracle & Tangerine Rds.; free admission; 797-3959.

• Shop the Tucson Miniature Society 34th Annual Show and Sale or attend a workshop for adults or children. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 6245 E. Bellevue; $5, $2 under 12; www.TucsonMiniatureSociety.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

• Browse more than 20,000 books of all kinds, CDs, DVDs, and more at the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Fall Book Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free admission; 229-5326.

Through Monday, Oct. 31

• Bring the whole family to the Tucson Girls Chorus 2nd Annual Pumpkin Patch for treats, pumpkin purchases, and music. Details: noon-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday; El Con Mall South Parking Lot, 3601 E. Broadway Blvd.; free admission, pumpkins $2-8; 577-6064.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Friday, Oct. 21

• Take a field trip to the scenic Santa Rita Mountains with Sky Island Tours' Jeff Babson to explore the Birds and Butterflies of Madera Canyon. Details: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $70, $60 members; 326-9686.

• Participate in an Electronic Field Trip to the Saguaro National Park BioBlitz to follow thousands of individuals doing hands-on science in the park. Details: 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

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

• Observe one of nature's most spectacular shows, the Orionids, at Meteor Mania. Details: 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; Kitt Peak Observatory, State Rd. 86; $40, $35 members, $25 children; 318-8726.

Saturday, Oct. 22

• Explore the natural history of butterflies at Butterfly Magic Curator Elizabeth Willott's class Butterfly Phylogeny. Details: 2:30-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $10 members; 326-9686.

Tuesday to Thursday, Oct. 25-27

• Learn techniques to create watercolor sketches of excellent quality anywhere with inexpensive supplies that fit in a pocket, purse, or fanny pack at the class Pocket Sketching. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $260, $240 members; 326-9686.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

• Learn about South Africa: From Apartheid to a Non-racist Democracy, Whoa! presented by Jack Lasseter about his experiences on a trip of a lifetime. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Friday, Oct. 21

• Take a 5-mile Fall Hike on the Ventana Canyon trail to Maiden Pools with an elevation gain of 1,000 feet. Details: 8:30-11:30 a.m.; meet at Ventana trailhead, Ventana Resort, Kolb Rd.; free; 429-4492 or 907-9868.

 


 

CHILDREN

Fridays & Saturdays, Oct. 21-30

• Bring the whole family for Candlelight Ghost Tours with a haunted hayride, jumping castles, maze, pony rides, and petting zoo at the 12th Annual Halloween Howl. Details: 5-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail; $7, under 3 free; 647-PARK.

Saturdays, Oct. 22 & Nov. 19

• Bring prospective students in grades 6-12 to the Sonoran Science Academy Open House. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2325 W. Sunset Rd.; 665-3400 ext. 215.

Sunday, Oct. 23

• Bring the whole family to Fame: A Family Arts & Music Experience presented by the Tucson Children's Museum featuring Bollywood cultural activities, hands-on arts, cooking demos and sampling, and music, followed by a children's drama production. Details: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; or 2:30-4 p.m.; Childsplay Theater, Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; free; 547-3040 or 792-9985.

Saturdays & Sundays through Oct. 30

• Bring the kids ages 4-8 to the Active Imagination Theater featuring the original play "A Weenie Halloween" featuring a stuffy princess and an evil wizard. Details: noon-1 p.m.; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; $5-$10; 662-4460.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday, Oct. 20

• Meet Alain Moulis at the Artist Reception and view the exhibit Nature's Beauty and hear pianist John Fahrenwald. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Steinway Piano Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr.; free; 730-1010.

 


 

FILM

Saturday, Oct. 22

• See the evolution of Ancient Indian Cultures of North America in a DVD presentation about the legacy of prehistoric people who settled in northern Arizona and the Verde Valley. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 


 

HEALTH

Thursday, Oct. 20

• Learn how poor oral health can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and other serious conditions and how the latest dental technology can help at Drs. Bob and Deb Oro's presentation A Key to Aging Well: Oral Health. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Splendido, 1350 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 762-4084.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

• Learn about Healthy Pathways: Staying Active with Hip and Knee Joint Pain presented by John Maltry, M.D. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; La Paloma Urgent Care and Physician Offices, 4001 E. Sunrise Dr.; free; 866-694-9355 or 469-8339.

• Get Updates on Lymphoma from Lisa Rimsza, M.D. for lymphoma patients, survivors and their loved ones. Details: 6 p.m. networking, program 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Arizona Cancer Center at UMC North, Main Lobby, 3838 N. Campbell Ave.; free but registration required; 800-500-9976 or www.lymphoma.org/askthedoctor.

 

 

 

 

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