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Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Abduction (PG-13)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

Dolphin Tale 3D (PG)

Killer Elite (R)

Moneyball (PG-13)

Drive (2011) (R)

I Don't Know How She Does It (PG-13)

The Lion King 3D (G)

The Lion King (G)

Straw Dogs (R)

Contagion (PG-13)

Warrior (PG-13)

The Debt (R)

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (3D) (PG)

The Help (PG-13)

The Guard (R)

Foothills

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

Abduction (PG-13)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

Dolphin Tale 3D (PG)

Killer Elite (R)

Moneyball (PG-13)

Drive (2011) (R)

I Don't Know How She Does It (PG-13)

The Lion King 3D (G)

Straw Dogs (R)

Contagion (PG-13)

Seven Days in Utopia (G)

The Debt (R)

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (3D) (PG)

The Help (PG-13)

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

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

Oracle View

The Change-Up (R)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

Green Lantern (PG-13)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)

Super 8 (PG-13)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

Bridesmaids (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Abduction (PG-13)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

Dolphin Tale 3D (PG)

Killer Elite (R)

Moneyball (PG-13)

Drive (2011) (R)

I Don't Know How She Does It (PG-13)

The Lion King 3D (G)

The Lion King (G)

Straw Dogs (R)

Contagion (PG-13)

Warrior (PG-13)

The Debt (R)

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (PG)

The Help (PG-13)

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

 


 

THEATER

Friday, Sept. 30

• Enjoy a fun, midday escape at the Out to Lunch Theatre with performances based on original material by local playwrights. Details: 12:15-1:15 p.m.; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; $6-$13; 882-0555.

• Laugh out loud with Ron White at his "Moral Compass" show. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $45-$75; 800-745-3000.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct. 2

• Enjoy a performance of Shakespeare's tragic comedy The Merchant of Venice presented by the City of Tucson Parks & Recreation and El Rio Theatre Project. Details: 7 p.m.; Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd.; $5; 791-4196.

Sunday, Oct. 2

• Don't miss the first Centennial Hall visit of "Hot Button Humorist" Bill Maher as he entertains you with his sharp wit and provocative comments on current events and cultural icons. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $36-$104; 621-3341.

Through Sunday, Oct. 2

• Catch a performance of the swashbuckling classic pirate adventure Treasure Island. 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.

• Enjoy a performance of the Beowulf Alley Theatre's season opener Rough Crossing. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 11 S. 6th Ave.; $15-$23; 909-7084.

• Catch a performance of the musical The Pajama Game. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Red Barn Theater, 948 N. Main Ave.; $16; 887-6239.

Through Saturday, Oct. 8

• Witness murder, mayhem and deception unfold in Arizona Theatre Company's world premiere thriller, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of The Suicide Club. 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; 884-9723.

 


 

MUSIC

Friday, Sept. 30

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

Friday to Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1

• Take a musical journey with world-renowned musicians from New York City as they travel through the timeline of jazz following its evolution from early years to modern day at Jazz Legends in Concert Live presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m. Friday; Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd.; $99 (includes dinner); 7 p.m. Saturday; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $25-$150; 797-3959.

Sunday, Oct. 2

• Enjoy a Pima Community College Music recital featuring Rodriguez & Keepe Duo: Sax on a Piano. Details: 3 p.m.; Pima Community College, Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

• Be Inspired by Brahms with an evening of romantic chamber music presented by pianist Alexander Tentser, violinists Anna Gendler and Ellen Chamberlain, violist Melissa Hamilton, and cellist Theodore Buchholz. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Heritage Highlands Clubhouse Ballroom in Dove Mountain, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd.; $10; 748-8438.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct. 2

• Bring the whole family to Tucson Oktoberfest featuring live music, dancing, kids' games, craft booths, and German foods sponsored by the Optimist Clubs of Tucson. Details: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Hi Corbett Field, 900 S. Randolph Way; $3, under 12 free; 574-9320.

Friday, Sept. 30

• Bring a flashlight and lawn chair for A Night with the Stars with an introduction by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers along with telescopes set up for celestial viewing. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2

• Bring your home improvement or remodeling plans and meet the experts, listen to seminars, or just browse the exhibitors for information and ideas at the SAHBA Home & Garden 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; www.sahbahomeshow.com.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 31

• Don't miss the transformation of Old Tucson into the haunted township Nightfall with hideous beasts and monsters, ghoulish stunts, and frightening new shows. Details: 6-10 p.m. Thursday & Sunday, 6 p.m.-midnight, Friday-Saturday; 201 S. Kinney Rd.; $20-$25; 883-0100.

Saturday, Oct. 1

• Browse jewelry, woodcrafts, paintings, glass art, and more works by local artists along with a fashion show by Butterfly Boutique at the Masterpiece Festival. Details: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Rd.; free admission; 297-2062.

• Invite your friends and neighbors to come with their holiday gift list to the Boy Scout Troop 299 Holiday Gift Fundraiser with boutique items, silent and live auction, and an Italian dinner. Details: 2-6 p.m.; Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave.; free admission for boutique, dinner $10, $5 under 12; 219-1075.

• Help raise funds to support research, community outreach, education, and patient care at the Melanoma Walk with a 1.5-mile walk, music, children's activities, raffles, and skin cancer screenings. Details: 2-6 p.m.; Arizona Cancer Center Clinic, UMC North, 3838 N. Campbell Ave.; $30, $25 in advance; 626-1037.

• Help bring hope to the community by providing food to families in need at the non-competitive, family-oriented Harvest for Hope 5K. Details: 5-6:30 p.m.; Canyon Del Oro High School Track, 25 W. Calle Concordia; one bag of non-perishable food; 404-6368.

• Enjoy a feast under the stars at the Native American Indian Feast and Fundraiser Festival and share in the joy of the recipients of the Golden Eagle Feather Award and Scholarship given to students for academic excellence and preservation of tribal culture and traditions. Details: 6-9 p.m.; San Xavier Plaza, 1959 W. San Xavier Rd.; $50-$100; 622-4900.

Tuesday, Oct. 4

• Join your neighbors at Oro Valley National Night Out for crime and drug prevention and public safety displays by police, fire, and local businesses and organizations. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Steam Pump Village Shopping Center, Oracle Rd. & Steam Pump Way; free; www.natw.org/nno/.

Sunday, Oct. 9

• Join the king and queen and their court for an evening masquerade of trumpeters, fire throwers and mischief at the annual fundraiser Butterfly Affaire, A Royal Night. Details: 5-8:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $150; 326-9686.

Saturday & Sunday through Oct. 9

• Bring a blanket and sit out on the ski slopes while you enjoy German food, music, and dancing at the Mount Lemmon Ski Valley Oktoberfest. Details: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; 10300 Ski Run Rd.; free admission, $4 parking; 576-1321.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Sept. 29

• Learn about Ethnobotany: Edible and Useful Plants of the Desert presented by the Oro Valley Historical Society with speaker Jo Falls, director of Education and Visitor Services at Tohono Chul Park. Details: 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, Oct. 1

• Attend a regional workshop for parents and teachers of gifted children PK-12, Living & Learning with Gifted Children presented by the Amphitheater School District. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Canyon Del Oro High School, 25 E. Calle Concordia; free; 696-5597.

• Put on your dancing shoes and learn the Two Step with instructors Tony and Lana Wilson. Details: 9-10 a.m.; ongoing classes at an Oro Valley location; 797-7295.

Monday, Oct. 3

• Learn more about the popular Mexican holiday which honors the dead through a vibrant and colorful celebration of life at the Day of the Dead book presentation by authors Kitty Williams and Stevie Mack. Details: 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Try something new and join Duane Steele and the Tucson Clogging Connection for Recreational Clogging ongoing classes. Details: 5 p.m. (beginners), 6 p.m. (level 1), 7:15 p.m. (level 2-3); Old Pueblo Dance Center, First Ave. & Delano; $6-$9; 638-6208.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

• Learn about the Art of Western Expansion at the University of Arizona Museum of Art Lecture Series. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Mondays, Oct. 10-Dec. 12

• Learn how you can provide spiritual and emotional support for hospital patients and families at the Volunteer Chaplain Training Course for ordained clergy, Stephens Ministers, and trained hospice workers. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Northwest Medical Office Building, Classroom 113, 1980 Hospital Dr.; call Rev. Carl Stouffer at 576-2076 or e-mail RCSSJS2000@yahoo.com for more information.

Fridays through Oct. 28

• Get an upclose look the Sonoran Desert's variety of scaled and slithery creatures from snakes and lizards to tortoises and turtles as docents Tom McDonald and Ed Moll share their knowledge and experience at Reptile Ramble. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

Tuesdays through Nov. 1

• Discover strategies for handling anger as well as effective ways for expressing anger at the parenting course Calming the Family Storm. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; The Parent Connection, 5326 E. Pima St.; $10/six-week course; 321-1500.

Thursdays through Nov. 24

• Get up close and personal with cats, bighorn sheep, and other mammals at the Walk on the Wild Side tour as a Mammalogy and Ornithology keeper guides you behind the scenes to snap photos and feed treats to some furry friends. Details: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $35 in addition to regular museum admission; 883-2702.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Saturday, Oct. 1

• Take a Tucson Mountain Park Birding Walk with expert John Higgins to spot canyon towhees, rufous-winged sparrows, Gila woodpeckers, and other birds of the desert southwest nestled among the saguaros and ironwood trees. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd.; free; 615-7855.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

• Go Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands to see a variety of wintering sparrows, hawks, falcons and migrating warblers with expert John Higgins. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, Oct. 1

• Follow Tommy Tom-tom and Chilling Willie on a percussive exploration through a variety of cultures at Just for Kids featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble performance of "In the Kingdom of Music, Rhythm is King." Details: 10 & 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; donations appreciated; 882-8585.

Saturdays, Oct. 1-29

• Bring the whole family for HalloWEEn and enjoy storytelling and the Kids Create Family Fun Program while you enjoy the Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures decorated for the holiday. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; included with admission $7, $5 youth, members free; 881-0606.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday to Monday, Oct. 1-31

• View the Botanical Artistry of Joan McGann, Margaret Pope, and Cindy Hartwell focusing on the flora of the Sonoran Desert in the Porter Hall Gallery. Details: 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with garden admission $8 adults, $4 children, members free; 326-9686.

Tuesday to Saturday, Oct. 4-Nov. 19

• View a display of Metal Monsters: Jim Roark's Rusted Automobile Relics representing models from the 19th century through 1975 in the 1:24 and 1:32 scale. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; The Mini-Time Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell; $7, $5 youth ages 4-17; 881-0606.

Through Sunday, Nov. 6

• View the Dia de los Muertos exhibit showing a versatile array of regional artwork dealing with death, loss and remembrance. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with $7 park admission; 742-6455.

 


 

HEALTH

Thursday, Oct. 6

• Learn about the causes of neck and back pain along with appropriate options for non-surgical and surgical treatments from Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctor Thomas Coury, D.O. at his presentation Spine Health and Rehabilitation as part of the Commit to Be Fit lecture series. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd., Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

Saturday, Oct. 8

• Learn about Alzheimer's Disease - What Everyone Should Know presented by Debra Anderson and hosted by St. Mark's UMC Endowment Committee and Health & Wholeness Ministry. Details: 9 a.m.; 1431 W. Magee Rd.; free; info@umcstmarks.org.

 

 

 

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