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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:24 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Hotel for Dogs (PG)

My Bloody Valentine (R)

Notorious (R)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Bride Wars (PG)

The Unborn (PG-13)

Defiance (R)

Bedtime Stories (PG)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Marley & Me (PG)

Gran Torino (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Inkheart (PG)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (R)

Hotel for Dogs (PG)

My Bloody Valentine 3D (R)

Notorious (R)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Bride Wars (PG)

The Unborn (PG-13)

Defiance (R)

Bedtime Stories (PG)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Last Chance Harvey (PG-13)

Marley & Me (PG)

Valkyrie (PG-13)

Seven Pounds (PG-13)

Yes Man (PG-13)

Gran Torino (R)

Twilight (PG-13)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Four Christmases (PG-13)

Quantum of Solace (PG-13)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

Role Models (R)

Zach and Miri Make a Porno (R)

Changeling (R)

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (G)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG)

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

Nights in Rondanthe (PG-13)

Appaloosa (R)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Hotel for Dogs (PG)

My Bloody Valentine (R)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Bride Wars (PG)

The Unborn (PG-13)

Defiance (R)

Bedtime Stories (PG)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Marley & Me (PG)

Valkyrie (PG-13)

Yes Man (PG-13)

Gran Torino (R)

Twilight (PG-13)

THEATER

THROUGH SUNDAY, JAN. 25

• Examine the funny, yet bittersweet, married lives of two couples in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Dinner with Friends.” Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. Sixth Ave.; $20; 882-0555.

THROUGH SATURDAY, JAN. 31

• The Arizona Theater Company presents its production of the classic “A Raisin in the Sun” in Tucson. Details: Temple of Art and Music, 330 S. Scott St.; call 622-2823 for show times and prices; www.aztheatreco.org.

DANCE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28

• UA Presents will feature a performance by Pilobolus , a major American dance company founded at Dartmouth College in 1971. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $18-$42; 21-3341; www.uapresents.org.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, JAN. 22

• Reminisce about the 1960s surfin’ days as The Beach Boys perform at the Desert Diamond Casino. Details: 7 p.m.; I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $37-50, $32-45 in advance; 321-1000.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, JAN. 23-25

• Listen to one of the most popular vocal groups formed in the late 1950s — The Lettermen . Part of the TSO Pops! Series, the group will perform many hit romantic tunes. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $23-61; 882-8585.

SATURDAY, JAN. 24

• Listen to funk, fusion and Latin jazz impressions by Soulero , featuring vocalist Julie Anne , at the Westward Look. The concert will raise money for a custom motorcycle to be raffled off by Alter Ego Motorcycles. All proceeds from the custom-bike raffle will benefit the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council. Details: 7-9:30 p.m.; Westward Look Resort, Sonoran Ballroom, 245 E. Ina Road; $15 available at the door by calling Alter Ego Motorcycles; raffle tickets $20 each, three for $50; 307-6380.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, JAN. 24-25

• Enjoy a concert by clarinetist Larry Linkin and his trio as he swings in the styles of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman. Details: 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive (in SaddleBrooke); $20, $22 at the door; 818-1000.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28

• Listen to a concert of Native American flute music by award-winning musician and composer Scott August . Details: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $10, $8 members (must be pre-paid); 622-6014.

• Kelly Thomas , on the tuba and euphonium, and Michael Dauphinais , on piano, will perform as part of the Faculty Artist Series at the University of Arizona School of Music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; UA School of Music Building, southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard; free; 621-2998; www.music.arizona.edu.

THURSDAY, JAN. 29

• Violin virtuoso Nadja Salerno-Sonnenburg and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott will team up for a UA Presents performance. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $23-$58; 621-3341; www.uapresents.org.

FRIDAY, JAN. 30

• Tenor saxophonist Ravi Coltrane , the son of jazz icon John Coltrane, will join several other top jazz musicians, part of the Blue Note Records 70th Anniversary Tour , in a UA Presents performance. Details: 8 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $18-$42; 621-3341; www.uapresents.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, JAN. 24

• Join in the Chinese Cultural Center’s celebration of the Year of the Ox, featuring a lunar New Year variety show . Details: 7-9 p.m.; Leo Rich Theater; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $10; 292-6900.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

SATURDAY, JAN. 24

• Learn about the history of mariachi music and the meanings of the most popular songs during the program “Unlocking the Secrets of Mexico’s Macho Music: Mariachi for Gringos,” presented by author Gil Sperry. Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn basket weaving with native grasses, such as beargrass and other natural plant fibers. Details: 1 p.m.; at the Kannally Ranch House at Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; free with $6 park entrance fee or purchase of annual pass; (520) 896-2425.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, JAN. 24-25

• Learn something new about minerals and rocks and find new treasures for your collection at the Mineral Madness Showcase . Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $12 adults, $4 children; 883-5705.

OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, JAN. 23

• If you can identify owls by their calls, then you should join in the fun and spooky Tanque Verde Wash Owl Survey . Details: An hour after sunset; sponsored by the Tucson Audubon Society; free; 628-1730.

SATURDAY, JAN. 24

• Check out the sandhill cranes, raptors and waterfowl that flock to the Willcox Playa . Details: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; meet at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $57, $52 members; 883-5705.

• The Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park will celebrate Australia Day , featuring Outback storytelling and a tour through the arboretum’s towering 100-foot-tall eucalyptus forest followed by a didgeridoo concert. Details: Begins at 11 a.m.; arboretum is 3 miles west of historic Superior off U.S. Highway 60; free with park admission; (520) 689-2723; http://ag.arizona.edu/bta.

SUNDAY, JAN. 25

• Ethno-botanist Dave Morris will lead a walk through Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park describing a variety of edible and medicinal desert plants . Details: 1:30-3 p.m.; 3 miles west of Superior off U.S. Highway 60; (520) 689-2723; http://ag.arizona.edu/bta.

• Bring water, a sunhat and binoculars for a guided afternoon bird walk with ranger/naturalist Jerry Orr . Details: 3 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; free with $6 park entrance fee or purchase of an annual pass; (520) 896-2425.

CHILDREN

FRIDAY, JAN. 23

• Celebrate with your Disney pals at Playhouse Disney Live! Mickey Mouse Clubhouse plans a spectacular music party with the Little Einsteins, Rocket, Pooh, Tigger and Darby. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $16.75-$39; 321-1000.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, JAN. 23-25

• Make colorful Chinese fans . Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

SATURDAY, JAN. 24

• Listen to the colorful story “Dragon Dance,” by Joan Holub, to learn about Chinese New Year celebrations and make a fold-up dancing dragon. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; for children 4 and under; included in admission price, $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28

• Make and decorate your own puzzle during Puzzle Week! Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included in admission price, $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

VISUAL ART

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, JAN. 22-MARCH 7

• In an exhibit titled “Love Art,” area painters Barbara Brandel, Christina Cardenas, Linda Cato, Bryan Crow, Terry Dietz, Curtis Kiwak and Rebecca Thompson will display their latest works at the Tangerine Gallery. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road; 326-5028.

FRIDAY, JAN. 23

• Commemorate the 1909 birth of renowned Arizona artist Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia and see some of the original artwork that brought him international acclaim during the opening reception of “DeGrazia: 100 Years, 100 Works.” Details: 6-9 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan; free; 299-9191.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY, JAN. 26-MARCH 13

• See original Western art in oils, acrylics, watercolor and sculpture at the Empire 100 Western Art Show and Sale, featuring award-winning painter of the American cowboy, Tom Dorr. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; Northern Trust, 3450 E. Sunrise Drive; free; (888)364-2829.

THROUGH SATURDAY, JAN. 31

• View new works at the Robert Burt exhibit of Hispanic, Indian and cowboy cultures with adobe buildings, ranches and the high desert country. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays; Mountain Shadow Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive; free; 577-6301.

THROUGH SATURDAY, FEB. 14

• See the exhibit “All Together Now” by artist Shana Zimmerman, depicting Tucson’s celebrities, hangouts and landscapes. Details: gallery hours; ArtsEye, 3550 E. Grant Road; free; 325-0260.

THROUGH THURSDAY, FEB. 19

• See Kathy Robbins’ watercolors of Southwestern images, Mexican scenes and plant life in her show “Into the Wild Blue Yonder.” Details: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 8

• Explore the comical side of Arizona life through art that lampoons the state’s landmarks, symbols, unusual animals, the myth and reality of the wild West, tourism, current events and amusing historical and political figures, part of the “Laughing Matters: Arizona Humor” exhibit. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free with park entrance fee; $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students; 742-6455.

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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