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Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

50/50 (R)

Dream House (PG-13)

What's Your Number? (R)

Abduction (PG-13)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

Dolphin Tale 3D (PG)

Killer Elite (R)

Moneyball (PG-13)

Drive (2011) (R)

The Lion King 3D (G)

The Lion King (G)

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

50/50 (R)

Courageous (PG-13)

Dream House (PG-13)

What's Your Number? (R)

Abduction (PG-13)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

Dolphin Tale 3D (PG)

Killer Elite (R)

Moneyball (PG-13)

Drive (2011) (R)

The Lion King 3D (G)

Contagion (PG-13)

The Help (PG-13)

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

Fast Five IMAX (PG-13)

Inception IMAX (PG-13)

Star Trek IMAX (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Conan the Barbarian (R)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

Bad Teacher (R)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)

Super 8 (PG-13)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

50/50 (R)

Dream House (PG-13)

What's Your Number? (R)

Abduction (PG-13)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

Dolphin Tale 3D (PG)

Killer Elite (R)

Moneyball (PG-13)

Drive (2011) (R)

The Lion King 3D (G)

The Lion King (G)

Contagion (PG-13)

Warrior (PG-13)

The Help (PG-13)

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

 


 

THEATER

Oct. 7-15

• Enjoy a performance of the award-winning musical Chicago with the da Vinci Players of Studio Connections. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; ZUZI!, 738 N. Fifth Ave.; $25-$28; 329-3707.

Saturday, Oct. 8

• Participate in the new play process to hear works read aloud by the best local and national actors at the Arizona Theatre Company's Café Bohemia featuring The Last Red Book by ATC's Arizona Playwriting Award winner Michael Fenlason. Details: 10:30 p.m.; Temple of Music and Art, Temple Lounge, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $5; 622-2823.

Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 13-16

• Rediscover the humor, friendship, and charm of Toy Story when Disney on Ice presents Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m., 3 & 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 & 5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $11-$52; 800-745-3000.

 


 

MUSIC

Saturday, Oct. 8

• Listen to classic jazz of Heather O'Day at a Concert in Your Backyard presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; free; 797-3959.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 8 & 9

• Don't miss the season opening concerts (two locations) of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra featuring Mendelssohn, Liszt and more. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 825-2818; or 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, under 17 free; 308-6226.

Sunday, Oct. 9

• Enjoy Hot Jazz in a Cool Garden featuring the Larry Redhouse Trio. Details: 3 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, $15 members; 742-6455.

• Enjoy a Pima Community College Music recital featuring Classical Guitar: Ben McCartney. Details: 3 p.m.; Pima Community College, Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

• Listen to singers, songwriters, and speakers Terry and Barbi Franklin in concert. Details: 6 p.m.; Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene, 500 W. Calle Concordia; 297-8297.

• Experience a heart-pounding spectacle of athleticism, grace, precision and exhilarating musical expertise with Yamato, the Drummers of Japan. Details: 6:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$59; 621-3341.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

• Listen to the popular dance and Oktoberfest band The Bouncing Czechs 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. 14

• Go back in time to the ‘50s and ‘60s at the Desert Doo Wop Series - Old But Goodies Revue Tribute. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $22, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to the traditional and Dixieland jazz of the Original Wildcat Jass Band presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $25, $20 in advance, $15 TJS members; $10 students/active military; 903-1265.

Friday & Sunday, Oct. 14 & 16

• Enjoy the Fantastique Opening - Classic Series of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra featuring conductor George Hanson and Italian pianist Fabio Bidini. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$78; 882-8585.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, Oct. 7

• Browse discounted books, field guides, and maps at the Arizona Geological Survey's Sidewalk Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 416 W. Congress St.; free; 770-3500.

Friday to Saturday, Oct. 7-8

• Learn about some of Mexico's most vital artistic traditions, and see pottery demonstrations, carved artwork and Zapotec rugs at the Mata Ortiz and Oaxacan Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 8-9

• See top radio control airplane pilots compete for cash and prizes at the Tucson International Modelplex Park Association's Tucson Aerobatic Shootout and watch a night launch by the Southern Arizona Rocketry Association. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (model rocket night launch dusk till 9 p.m.); 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; 3250 N. Reservation Rd.; $5 or $10/carload; 395-2361 or www.timpa.org.

• 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

• Explore lifelong learning programs, healthy lifestyle activities, and community involvement opportunities for active mature adults and seniors at the Discover Life After 50 Expo. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 322-5627.

Thursday, Oct. 20

• 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.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Oct. 6

• Take a new look at Goneril and Regan presented by Marion Doane at the lecture series Leading Ladies of Literature and a Few Gentlemen Friends. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Learn about 13,000 Years of Migration in Southern Arizona and the ancient lessons on human survival presented by Dr. John Ware, Executive Director of the Amerind Foundation. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Get tips on Computer Protection from spyware, viruses and other security problems. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Friday, Oct. 7

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

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 7-9

• Watch glass pumpkins being made, blow your own, or just browse gourds, acorns and other fall-themed glass art of all styles or colors at the Pumpkin Fiesta. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sonoran Glass Art Academy, 633 W. 18th St.; free admission, $85 to blow your own glass pumpkin; 884-7814.

Saturday, Oct. 8

• Learn the basics of pruning including how trees grow, how they heal, tree anatomy, and the advantages of different tools and tool maintenance at the class Perfect Pruning. Details: 8:30-11 a.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $40, $36 members; 883-2702.

• Join Greg Peterson of the Urban Farm as he walks you through the three most important solutions to the plastic dilemma at Stop Recycling, Start Reusing. Details: 11 a.m.-noon; Whole Foods Market, 7133 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 297-5394.

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

• Learn about Global Climate Change: The Role of Living Things presented by Travis Huxman at the University of Arizona's Science Cafe. Details: 6:30 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

• Learn about Desert-Wise Landscaping - Best Management Practices for residential landscape and how to create a maintenance schedule sponsored by Tucson Water. Details: 9-11:30 a.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-5161.

• Learn about a special holiday that honors lost loved ones and how to create a celebration of your own at the Day of the Dead Presentation and Book Signing with authors Kitty Williams and Stevie Mack of CRIZMAC. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Wednesdays, Oct. 12 & 19

• Bring your GPS and learn to navigate with waypoints, tracks, and routes at avid outdoorsman Don Smith's class GPS Basics. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; free; 209-7812.

Thursday, Oct. 13

• Take the Golder Ranch Fire District Babysitters Class to learn CPR, first aid, fire safety and baby care. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 3885 E. Golder Ranch Dr.; $35, $20 district residents; 818-1017.

Fridays through Oct. 28

• Get an up-close 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.

Through Saturday, Dec. 31

• Bring the whole family to The Flandrau Science Center's newest traveling exhibit, It's A Gas: The Bright Side of Science to learn about the gases in our atmosphere and how they affect our lives through interactive exhibits, a collection of neon lights, and a giant helium balloon. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; 1601 E. University Blvd.; $7.50, $5 ages 4-15; 626-2304.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Saturday, Oct. 8

• Help remove invasive grasses with the Oro Valley Buffel Busters. Details: 7-10 a.m.; call Carmen Ryan at 229-5070 for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 7-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

 


 

CHILDREN

Monday to Friday, Oct. 10-14

• Get some great instruction and improve your skills at the Fall Break Baseball & Softball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-14. Details: 8 a.m.-noon or extended day to 6 p.m.; Centerfield Baseball & Softball Academy 1861 W. Grant Rd., #107; $99-$149; 440-4487.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

• Now Showing at Your Library! Deaf Jam, where a group of New York City deaf teens reveal their passions, frustrations, and senses of humor as they discover American Sign Language poetry and stepping into the world of the youth poetry slams with their hearing peers. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; 791-4010.

Sundays through Oct. 23

• Bring the kids for the fun, action-packed story of how the Three Musketeers came to be presented in an original musical for children. Details: 1 p.m.; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $5-$8; 327-4242.

Saturdays through Oct. 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

Through Sunday, Oct. 23

• View the Autumn Blast exhibit presented by the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG). Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; SAWG Gallery, River Center Plaza, 5605 E. River Rd., Suite 131; free; 299-7294.

Through Monday, Oct. 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.

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.

Through Saturday, Nov. 19

• View a display of Metal Monsters: Jim Roark's Rusted Automobile Relics representing models from the 19th century through 1975 in 1:24 and 1:32 scales. 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.

 


 

FILM

Thursday to Monday, Oct. 6-10

• Don't miss the Tucson Film & Music Festival screenings and special music events at several locations such as The Loft Cinema, The Rialto Theatre, Century 20 El Con, and The Hut. Details: 6 p.m. (screenings); various locations; $7 for individual screenings, $50/all-inclusive pass; www.tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com or www.brownpapertickets.com.

 


 

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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