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Posted: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:19 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Metropolitan Opera: Les contes d'Hoffmann Encore

It's Complicated (R)

Nine (PG-13)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG)

Avatar (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG-13)

Invictus (PG-13)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Up in the Air (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

It's Complicated (R)

Nine (PG-13)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG)

Avatar (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG-13)

Invictus (PG-13)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Brothers (R)

Up in the Air (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13)

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Pirate Radio (R)

The Box (PG-13)

Astro Boy (PG)

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (PG-13)

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Paranormal Activity (R)

Zombieland (R)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

It's Complicated (R)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG)

Avatar (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG-13)

Invictus (PG-13)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Up in the Air (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

THEATER

Thursday to Saturday, Jan. 7-March 27

• Catch the 1810 revolutionary spirit as a man becomes an outlaw in the process of reclaiming his family's estate from the greedy relatives who cheated him out of it, in the comedy The Cisco Kid. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 6:30 & 9 p.m. Saturday; 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95; 886-9428.

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 8-24

• Enjoy the musical theater production Big River of the Huckleberry Finn story set in music. Details: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Red Barn Theater Company, 948 N. Main Ave.; $15, $12 seniors/students; 622-6973.

MUSIC

Saturday, Jan. 9

• Get ready for a truly enjoyable presentation of some of the most familiar melodies in the American Songbook performed by Doug Mattocks and Deb Offenhauser at the Artist Series. Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $22, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to the Tucson Women's Chorus Winter Benefit Concert of multicultural songs to support the chorus scholarship fund and outreach efforts. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. 3rd Street; suggested donation $10; 743-0991.

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 9-10

• Listen to the Magnificent & Glorious MasterWorks Series performed by the Tucson Symphony Chorus. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $30-40; 882-8585.

Sunday, Jan. 10

• Listen to Piano Fireworks performed by Leeza Beriyeva and sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 3:30 p.m.; St. Mark's Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road; $15, $5 students/children; 797-3959.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Jan. 7

• Listen to six true stories about finance as Odyssey Storytelling Presents: Money Clips. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Club Congress, 311 E. Congress Street; $7; 730-4112.

Saturday, Jan. 9

• Bring a story you haven't tried before or one in process to the Tellers of Tales' New Stories for a New Year. Listeners welcome. Must be 10 years of age or older. Details: 9:15-11 a.m.; Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.; free; 594-5305.

Sunday, Jan. 10

• Check out toy trains of different sizes and shapes, hands-on floor trains for children, exhibits of old toy trains, and railroad memorabilia at the Gadsden Pacific Toy Train Museum Open House. Details: 12:30-4:30 p.m.; 3975 Miller Ave.; free but donations welcome; 888-2222.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Jan. 7

• Learn proper techniques for planting and watering at an introductory class, Gardening for the Newcomer and take a walking tour of Tucson Botanical Gardens. Details: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14 (includes admission fee); 326-9686, Ext. 10.

• Explore the Geology of the Tucson Mountains, their composition, and forces that built and continue to shape them. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/car park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Friday, Jan. 8

• Learn about Tucson-Marana rock art and archaeology from Old Pueblo Archaeology Center's director, archaeologist Allen Dart as he leads a carpooling tour to the Picture Rocks petroglyphs site, Hohokam Classic period housing compound and agricultural sites in the Tortolita Mountains, and Los Morteros, one of the Tucson Basin's largest archaeological sites. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; depart from Town of Marana Operations Center parking lot, 5100 W. Ina Road; $35, $28 members (reservations required); 798-1201.

• Learn about snakes, scorpions, tarantulas, or other animals found in the Sonoran Desert at the ranger program Critter of the Week. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Learn about The Night and Waking Dream from University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine's sleep and dream specialist Rubin Naiman, PhD, presented by the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco; $5 suggested donation; 399-8285.

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 8-10

• Learn about the oral history surrounding Mexican-American Homesteading Adventures in the Desert. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday, Jan. 9

• Learn the basic principles of xeriscaping, including water-conserving design, low water use plants, water harvesting techniques, appropriate irrigation methods, and use of mulches along with a walking tour of the Tucson Botanical Gardens at the class Xeriscape Doesn't Mean Zeroscape. Details: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; 2150 North Alvernon Way; $14 (includes admission fee); 326-9686.

• Discover how you can grow virtually anything in pots with tips from the book Hot Pots: Container Gardening in the Arid Southwest. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $10, $8 members; 742-6455.

• Learn about Cochise, Geronimo, and the Apache Conflicts during the era of western settlement when Apache tribes eluded both American and Mexican armies presented by historian Jim Turner. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Monday, Jan. 11

• Explore the life and lore, myths and misunderstandings concerning one of the desert Southwest's most intriguing icons, Rattlers.

Details: 10:15 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Learn about the Status, Natural History and Recovery of Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls in the Sonoran Desert from Tucson Audubon's Aaron D. Flesch. Details: 6 p.m.; DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center; 629-0757.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

• Explore Southern Arizona's Familiar Feathered Friends such as hummingbirds, quail, doves, finches and more with Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 North Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686.

Wednesday, Jan. 13

• Let author Barbara Brooks Wolfe share her riveting account of a 1918 controversial case Power, Passion, and Prejudice: Shootout in the Galiuro Mountains. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about the rituals and practices that mark life's major events at the presentation The Times of Our Lives: Jewish and Christian Understandings and Rituals for Life Cycle Events with the Rev. John Kitagawa from St. Philip's and Rabbi Samuel Cohon from Temple Emanu-El. Details: 7 p.m.; Temple Emanu-El, 225 N. Country Club Road; $55, $40 members; 299-6421.

• Learn how to create attractive landscapes to reconcile human and wildlife needs at Tucson Audubon Society Dr. Kendall Kroesen's presentation Landscaping for Wildlife and Sustainability. Details: 7 p.m.; Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northwest Tucson, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive; free; 742-4007.

• Attend the New Volunteer Orientation Open House to learn more about Oracle State Park's volunteer program. Details: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; free; for more information, call or e-mail Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Rinio at (520) 896-2425 or jenar2@azstateparks.gov. School Program Guide and Naturalist Training will be held for six weeks beginning Jan. 20.

OUTDOORS

Friday, Jan. 8

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

Saturday, Jan. 9

• Volunteer with the Oro Valley Buffel Busters on their next pull, the removal of invasive grasses. Details: 7-10 a.m.; call 229-5070 for meeting place.

• Join birding expert Mary Ellen Flynn for a guided Honeybee Canyon Park Birding Walk to spot white-crowned sparrows, black-tailed gnatcatchers, peregrine falcons, red-tailed hawks and other birds that spend the winter months in the desert. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Honeybee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 615-7855.

Monday, Jan. 11

• Learn what to do if a rattlesnake crosses your path, or how plants and animals survive 115-degree heat, at Sabino Secrets Revealed as naturalists Bill and Louise Kauffman lead a two-hour nature walk in Sabino Canyon. Details: 2 p.m.; 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free with park admission fee; 749-8700.

Wednesday, Jan. 13

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Road; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Jan. 9

• Move to the music of St. Saens' Dancing Carnival of the Animals at Musical Magic for Kids presented by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Music and Dance Academy, 7954 N. Oracle Road; free; 797-3959.

• Learn about the world's habitats, how air, plant, and animal life work together to create a thriving ecosystem, and create your own habitat dioramas at World Habitats for Kids ages 6-12. Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Humane Society of Southern Arizona, 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd.; $5, members free; 321-3704, x142.

• Celebrate the Japanese New Year at Tucson Children's Museum Festivals of Friendship. Details: 1-4 p.m.; 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

• Learn how to investigate crimes against animals using mock crime scenes at Animal Cruelty Investigations for Teens ages 13-17. Parents are encouraged to discuss this program with their children before registering. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Humane Society of Southern Arizona, 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd.; $5, members free; 321-3704, x142.

• Keep your children safe with a car seat appropriate for their age and size. Safe Kids Tucson is partnering with GEICO for a One Day Car Seat Blast. Families in need of a car seat for a child under age 5 will be provided with one free after parents complete a class taught by Certified Child Passenger Safety Seat Technician. Details: 930 N. Finance Center Drive; advance registration required, 324-2075 or www.tmcaz.com.

Saturdays, Jan. 9 & 23

• Boys and girls ages 5-16 residing within league boundaries may register for Coronado Little League. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 9; 1-4 p.m. Jan. 23; Dick's Sporting Goods, Oro Valley Marketplace; 304-1598 or www.CoronadoLL.org.

VISUAL ARTS

Friday, Jan. 8

• View the Southern Arizona Arts Guild Celebrate Nature II Art Show with paintings in all media at the opening reception. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014. Exhibit continues through Jan. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Through Sunday, Jan. 10

• View the exhibit Canyons of the Southwest, Cliffs, Gorges and Chasms. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Exhibit Hall; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7, $5 seniors/military; $3 students; $2 children; 742-6455.

• View desert region works by member artists of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild at the Fiesta Sonora Art Exhibition. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Ironwood Gallery, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; free with museum entrance fee; 883-2702.

Through Saturday, Jan. 16

• See paintings, photography and sculptures featuring works by Katie Iverson and Barbara Terkanian at the Right Brain, Left Brain: Two Artist-Biologists exhibit. Details: 12-4 p.m. Thursday, 12-5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Blue Raven Gallery, 3054 N. 1st Ave., Suite 4; free; 405-3657.

Through Friday, Feb. 12

• See how local children express their understandings of watersheds and share their view of the natural world at the Tucson's River of Words Youth Poetry and Art Traveling Exhibit of award winning poetry and mixed media art. Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free, 615-7855.

HEALTH

Saturday, Jan. 9

• Learn about genetic counseling, breast and colon cancer risk assessment and management, nutrition and exercise in cancer prevention, and psychosocial oncology at the presentation Cancer in the Family: What You Need to Know. Details: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; the Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave.; free, pre-registration required; 626-0950.

Monday, Jan. 11

• Learn about the latest advances in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention from Arizona Cancer Center breast surgeon Julie Lang. Details: 10-11:45 a.m.; Arizona Cancer Center at UMC North, room 2280, 3838 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-6401.

Wednesday, Jan. 13

• Learn about Breast Cancer at the Arizona Cancer Center lecture presented by Rachel Swart, MD, Ph.D. Details: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

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