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Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Johnny English Reborn (PG)

Paranormal Activity 3 (R)

The Three Musketeers (PG-13)

The Three Musketeers 3D (PG-13)

The Big Year (PG)

Footloose (PG-13)

The Thing (R)

The Ides of March (R)

Real Steel (PG-13)

50/50 (R)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

Moneyball (PG-13)

Foothills

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

Johnny English Reborn (PG)

Paranormal Activity 3 (R)

The Three Musketeers (PG-13)

The Three Musketeers 3D (PG-13)

The Big Year (PG)

Footloose (PG-13)

The Thing (R)

Real Steel IMAX (PG-13)

Real Steel (PG-13)

The Ides of March (R)

No Way (NR)

50/50 (R)

Courageous (PG-13)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

Dolphin Tale 3D (PG)

Moneyball (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

Johnny English Reborn (PG)

Paranormal Activity 3 (R)

The Three Musketeers (PG-13)

The Three Musketeers 3D (PG-13)

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)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

Moneyball (PG-13)

Abduction (PG-13)

Contagion (PG-13)

 


 

THEATER

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 28-30

• Enjoy the Ballet Tucson presentation of three ballets: Firebird, Ascending and Don Quixote Suite. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd.; $27; 903-1445.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 28-Nov. 6

• Enjoy a delightful mix of comedy and suspense at the Salpointe High School's fall play Hit and Misdemeanor. Details: 7 p.m.; Salpointe Corcoran Theatre and Alumni Hall, 1545 E. Copper St.; $10, $7 students/children; 547-4328.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 28-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. 29-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.

Wednesday to Sunday, Nov. 2-20

• Catch a performance of the hilarious and touching comedy Circle Mirror Transformation about a community center drama class. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave.; $25; 882-9721.

 


 

MUSIC

Thursday, Oct. 27

• Enjoy an Evening with the Romanenko-Yoshikawa Cello Piano Duo. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Steinway Piano Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 117; free; 888-325-9797.

Friday, Oct. 28

• Listen to 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, and voices of students and community members. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$42; 621-3341.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 28-30

• Hone your pickin' skills or just listen to the music at the 12th Annual Desert Bluegrass Festival featuring a band competition, food, crafts and fun. Details: 7-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; AVA Amphitheater, Sol Casino, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $15-$30; 760-0745.

Saturday, Oct. 29

• Tap your toes at Booginator 2 as Mr. Boogie Woogie (Eric-Jan Overbeek) and Arthur Migliazza team up for a hot boogie woogie show. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $28, $24 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy the country music of Chris Young in concert at the Diamond Center. Details: 8 p.m.; Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $20-$35; 800-745-3000.

Sunday, Oct. 30

• Enjoy the music of Brice Winston at the Jazz Concert Series Hot Music In A Cool Park. Details: 3 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, $15 members; 742-6455.

Friday, Nov. 4

• Listen to the Latin jazz and salsa of Manteca 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 opening concert of the MasterWorks Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra recreating music composed from the 17th through 21st centuries originally introduced by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Details: 8 p.m.; St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $45; 797-3959.

Saturday, Nov. 5

• Help raise funds for families affected by domestic violence in Pinal County at the SaddleBrooke All-Star Benefit Concert. Details: 4 & 7 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

• Get your tickets for Saddlebrooke's Got Talent: Our Patriotic Spirit as local residents compete for fame and fortune with the results decided by professional judges and the audience to raise funds for the SaddleBrooke Performing Arts Group's University of Arizona Endowment. Details: 7 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. Mountain View Blvd.; $25; 818-1000.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Through Oct. 31

• Pick pumpkins, find your way through straw and corn mazes, and ride a train and trailer at Marana's Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival. Details: 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday; Post Farms, 14901 N. Wentz Road, Marana. Prices vary. www.maranapumpkinpatch.com.

• Take a tour of a totally terrifying town at Nightfall: Terror in Town Square, featuring three new streets with three gruesome haunts, two outrageous live shows and hideous characters who roam the night. Details: Opens 6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson; $17-$20; www.NightFallAZ.com or 883-0100.

Thursday, Oct. 27

• Celebrate the magic and mischief of Halloween at the 2010 Chefs vs. Surgeons Pumpkin Carving and Auction to benefit TMC for Children, Children's Miracle Network. Details: 6-8:30 p.m.; Embassy Suites Tucson-Paloma Village, 3310 E. Skyline Dr.; free admission; 352-4000.

Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 27-30

• Don't miss the 9th Annual Tucson Culinary Festival featuring the World Margarita Championship on the patio at Maynards Market and Kitchen on Thursday, Dine Around Tucson at various locations on Friday, the Reserve and Grand Tastings, and the Copper Chef Challenge and BBQ to benefit local charities. Details: 5-6 p.m. Saturday (Reserve and Grand Tastings), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Copper Chef Challenge and BBQ); Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; $25-$90; www.tucsonculinaryfestival.com.

Saturday, Oct. 29

• Browse cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Fifth Annual Cops and Rodders Car Show and enjoy Halloween activities, too. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Hi Corbett Field, 3400 E. Camino Campestre; free; 207-2878.

• Start your holiday shopping at the Heritage Highlands Arts and Crafts Fair featuring Native American jewelry or pottery, purses, ceramics, candles and more. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Heritage Highland's Clubhouse off Dove Mountain Blvd.; free admission.

• Explore a remarkable selection of old-style and full-figure katsina carvings from the finest artists with experts to guide you through this tradition at the Hopi Katsina Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m-4 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

• Enjoy art demonstrations, music, food and original works by acclaimed artists at the Foothills Art Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 401-1290.

• Don your favorite costume and bring your camera to the Fall Family Fun Fest featuring music, refreshments, games and activities to bring out your inner ghoul. Details: 3-6 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with garden admission $8, $4 ages 4-12; 326-9686.

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 29-30

• Bring the whole family to the 34th Annual Marana Founders Day Festival featuring a rodeo, arts and crafts, music, food, children's activities, carnival rides and more. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Rd.; free admission; www.maranafestival.org.

Through Saturday, Oct. 29

• Browse thousands of books of all kinds, CDs, DVDs, and more at the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Fall Book Sale. Details: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free admission; 229-5326.

Monday, Oct. 31

• Walk the spine-tingling Terror Trail at Tomb Town through a creepy graveyard with live actors and a few dead ones for a scary good time to benefit the Tucson Community Food Bank. Details: 5-10 p.m.; 8343 N. Wanda Rd.; $1; 360-5899.

 


 

FARMERS MARKETS

Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

• Catalina Farmers Market, 77north Artworks and Marketplace, 16733 N. Oracle Road, http://77northmarketplace.com.

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Farmers Market at St. Philip's Plaza, 4380 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, 603-8116.

• Oro Valley Farmers Market, Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr., 882-2157.

Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Tucson Farmers Market at St. Phillip's Plaza, 4380 N. Campbell Ave., 882-2157.

Tuesdays, 1-6 p.m.

• Park Place Farmers Market, Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd., 747-7575.

Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m.

• Marana Farmers Market, Marana Health Center, 13395 N. Marana Main St., 622-0525, ext. 242.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Friday, Oct. 28

• Refresh your skills at the AARP Driver Safety Class for drivers age 50 and older. Details: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Police Dept., 11000 N. La Canada Dr.; $14, $12 members; 825-1110.

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

Saturday, Oct. 29

• Browse a variety of cacti, succulents, herbs, ground covers, vines, table and wine grapes grown by the Master Gardeners and get your gardening and landscaping questions answered at the Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free admission; 626-5161.

Saturdays, Oct. 29 & Nov. 5

• Take a look at the major historical periods of garden design along with their philosophical underpinnings at landscape designer Jeffrey Trent's class A Whirlwind History of Gardens. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $16, $8 members; 742-6455.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

• Be empowered to fight back against crime with awareness, prevention, and risk avoidance at Rape Aggression Defense training. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Casas Church, Palo Verde Building, 10801 N. La Cholla Blvd.; 297-7238.

Through Saturday, Dec. 31

• Learn more about the solar system, planets, and future space exploration at the UA Science exhibit Mars and Beyond: The Search for Life on Other Planets presented by Century Link. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Thursday & Sunday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday; The Rialto Block Exhibition Hall, 300 E. Congress St.; $18, $10 ages 6-13; 622-8595.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Thursday, Oct. 27

• Take a 2-mile to 4-mile naturalist-led Sweetwater Preserve Hike through an exceptional stand of saguaros and learn about adaptations of plants and animals to their environment. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Tucson Mountains trailhead at south end of Tortolita Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

• Take a leisurely walk on easy trails with expert Doris Evans and see a variety of wintering sparrows, hawks, falcons and migrating warblers at Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 


 

CHILDREN

Thursday, Oct. 27

• Don your favorite costume for the Halloween Open House, be entertained by Master Magician Mr. Hocus, and go on a Ghost Hunt presented by Tucson Mothers & More. Details: 4-7 p.m.; Rock'n Babies Upscale Resale, 3951 W. Ina Rd., Ste. 123; donations appreciated for local mothers and families in need.

Friday, Oct. 28

• Come out for an evening of affordable family fun with a 27-foot Cliff Hanger Slide, Turbo Rush Obstacle Course, Laser Tag, Climbing Wall, Game Booths, raffles and more at the Rattlesnake Ridge/Twin Peaks Elementary Fall Carnival. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Twin Peaks Elementary School, 7995 W. Twin Peaks Rd.; $.50-$9; 490-8122.

• Party like you're the dead alive at the teen event Zombie Prom. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 28-30

• Bring the whole family for Howl-O-Ween for Halloween fun, costumed characters, theme trick-or-treating, and decorations galore. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way; $5, $4 members; 791-3204.

Saturday, Oct. 29

• Learn how water dances through the desert and share your own water tales through storytelling, movement, and other fun activities at Outdoor Family Days: Flow, Flood, and Fly led by the New ARTiculations Dance Theatre for families with children of all ages. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Brandi Fenton Park Visitor Center, 3482 E. River Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Don't Scream, It's Halloween! Puppet Show presented by No Strings Attached Puppet Theater. Details: 10:30-11 a.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free but tickets will be distributed one hour before show time; 594-5200.

• Enjoy free, safe and fun family Halloween activities, such as trunk or treating, a costume contest, pumpkin decorating and games, at the Ninth Annual Trunk or Treat, presented by Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center & Pima Community College. Details: 5:30-8 p.m., PCC campus, 7600 N. Shannon Road; free shuttle service from MVD parking lot, 7330 N. Shannon Road; 229-9001.

Saturday, Oct. 29-Sunday, Oct. 30

Help defeat the stuffy princess who wants to erase children's memories of Halloween in "A Weenie Halloween," an original play for kids ages 4-8. Details: noon; Beowulf Alley Theatre's Active Imagination Theater, 11 S. 6th Ave., Tucson. $5-$10. 882-0555 or www.beowulfalley.org.

Sunday, Oct. 30

• Dress in your Halloween costume for the 2nd Annual Trucks & Treats with candy and goodies handed out while you visit fire trucks, police motorcycles, and a haunted house. Details: 3-5:30 p.m.; Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7570 N. Thornydale Rd.; bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Interfaith Community Services (ICS) Food Bank; 744-2665.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, Oct. 29

• Support breast cancer research and education at the art project and auction Pause for Beauty and Breasts for Life. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Toscana Studio and Gallery, 9040 N. Oracle Rd.; free admission; 575-1445.

Through Sunday, Nov. 20

• View celebratory works on paper in fond remembrance of those who have come before us at the exhibit Day of the Dead, Paper Party! Dia de los Muertos !Fiesta de Papel¡ Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with garden admission; 326-9686.

Through Friday, Dec. 16

• View the exhibit Limited Editions: Prints from Artists-Collectors featuring the works of more than 45 artists. Details: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; PCC Center for the Arts, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; free; 206-6942.

 


 

FILM

Thursday, Oct. 27

• Pay homage to the Old West and the generation that believed in John Wayne instead of Freddy Krueger by seeing the dark-humored horror film Dead West, the story of an actor/stuntman at Old Tucson Studios. This is a fundraiser for the Tucson Advertising Federation Educational Foundation. Details: 7:30 p.m.; The Loft, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.; $30, $15; 795-7777.

Saturday, Oct. 29

• Help raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southern Arizona at a special screening of the ‘80s classic Pretty In Pink. Details: 9:30 a.m.; The Loft, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.; $5; 795-7777.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

• Catch a screening of the Cameron Diaz comedy Bad Teacher. Details: 2:15 & 7 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $3; 818-1000.

 

 

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