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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:25 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Fame (PG)

Pandorum (R)

Surrogates (PG-13)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 3-D (PG)

The Informant (R)

Jennifer's Body (R)

Love Happens (PG-13)

Whiteout (R)

9 (PG-13)

All About Steve (PG-13)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

District 9 (R)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Fame (PG)

Pandorum (R)

Surrogates (PG-13)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 3-D (PG)

The Informant (R)

Jennifer's Body (R)

Love Happens (PG-13)

Sorority Row (R)

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself (PG-13)

9 (PG-13)

All About Steve (PG-13)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

District 9 (R)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (PG-13)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

A Perfect Getaway (R)

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

Funny People (R)

Orphan (R)

Public Enemies (R)

My Sister's Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

Up (PG)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Fame (PG)

Pandorum (R)

Surrogates (PG-13)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

The Informant (R)

Jennifer's Body (R)

Love Happens (PG-13)

Whiteout (R)

9 (PG-13)

All About Steve (PG-13)

The Final Destination 3D (R)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

THEATER

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 3-11

• Enjoy a romantic comedy and winner of the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for drama, Seascape, by Edward Albee, which tells the story of two couples engaging in humorous and sometimes outrageous discussions involving issues germane to all our lives. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; 882-0555.

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 3-Nov. 8

• Enjoy a Live Theatre Workshop presentation of the whodunit Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-$18; 327-4242.

Sunday, Oct. 4

• Enjoy Shakespeare in Opera at Opera 101 made easy for the novice; made satisfying for the opera buff narrated by Vivian Weede. Details: 3 p.m.; St. Mark's Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee; $15; 797-3959 or visit the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance at www.SAACA.org.

Wednesday to Sunday, Oct. 7-25

• See a performance of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play The Diary of Anne Frank — A Journey Through Fear and Hope presented by UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre. Details: 7 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.; weekend matinees; Tornabene Theatre, 1025 N. Olive Road; $28, $19 students; 621-1162 or arizona.tix.com.

MUSIC

Thursday, Oct. 1

• Listen to the University of Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra's first concert of the season featuring the music of Wagner, Beethoven and St. Louis-based composer Michael Hunt. Details: 7:30 p.m.; UA School of Music Building, Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road; $5; 621-2998.

• Take an imaginary voyage with Ananeah in a fusion of Celtic, African, Native American, Gypsy, Latin, and good old American rock 'n' roll and jazz. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $18, $12 members; 742-6455.

Thursday-Friday, Oct. 1-2

• Opening night sparkles with the return of Alain Lefèvre performing with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 N. Church Ave.; $20-72; 882-8585.

Friday to Saturday, Oct. 2-3

• Meet your friends at Rock n' Java Coffeehouse Grand Opening featuring blues band the Frank Lopez Group. Details: 7 p.m.; 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road; coffee specials, no cover charge; www.rocknjava.tv.

Saturday, Oct. 3

• Take a trip back to the cool days – a time of black slacks, blue suede shoes and poodle skirts and experience a special harmony style at The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $36-72; 621-3341.

• Listen to jazz pianist Lenore Raphael's repertoire of standards from the Great American Songbook and her award winning original compositions at a Steinway Gallery concert. Details: 7:30 p.m.; 3001 E. Skyline Drive; $35, $29 students; 888-325-9797.

Sunday, Oct. 4

• Listen to the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra in a season opening performance. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $22, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to the long-time favorite country music duo Brooks & Dunn. Details: 8 p.m.; Sol Casino's AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-125; 800-344-9435.

• Don't miss a Night of Classical Music of India featuring the unique classical violinist Kala Ramnath and tabla player Ty Burhoe. Details: 7 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $18, $15 in advance; 400-9992 or 390-9161.

• Fall jazz continues in the courtyard with Kristin Korb and her band visiting from Los Angeles for an evening of straight-ahead jazz with a woman's touch. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip's Plaza, Campbell Ave. & River Road; $20, $15 members, $10 students/military; 800-595-4849.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Oct. 1

• Sample and vote for your favorite traditional margaritas provided by a select group of Tucson Originals bartenders at the Tucson Culinary Festival Fourth Annual World Margarita Championship. Details: 5:30-8 p.m.; the Patio of Maynard's Market and Kitchen at the Historic Train Depot, 400 N. Toole Ave.; $35 (over 21 only); 488-8601.

Friday to Saturday, Oct. 2-3

• Discover illuminated sculpture, multi-media art, theatrical performances and music created by dozens of artists at Triangle L Ranch's Glow. Details: 7-11 p.m.; 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road, Oracle; $10, $5 children; 623-6732.

Saturday, Oct. 3

• Enjoy live music, local artisan and food vendors, pumpkin corral, and interactive nature art activities for kids at the 10th annual Fiesta de las Calabazas. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; $6/vehicle admission; 896-2425.

• Browse and buy Sun City Vistoso resident artists' paintings, pottery, woodworks, stained glass, jewelry and more at the Art Show and Arts & Craft Fair. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun City Vistoso social hall, 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free admission; 825-4723.

• Celebrate the grand opening of the Mini-Time Machine Museum with performing arts, craft projects, music and more. Details: 12-9 p.m.; 881-0606 or www.theminitimemachine.org.

• Help raise funds at the Tucson Boys Chorus Musicale Regale with performances, dinner and an auction. Details: 5:30 p.m.; UA Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd.; $150; 296-6277.

• Sample signature dishes from 40 Tucson restaurants, taste over 100 wines and spirits from around the world, and purchase raffle tickets, cookbooks, and more at the Tucson Culinary Festival Grand Tasting. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Grand Ballroom at Loews Ventana Canyon, 7000 N. Resort Drive; $75; 488-8601.

• Meet characters from Arizona's past as you walk through the exhibits on a Special Night at the Museum. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second Street; $10, $5 children; 617-1153.

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 3-4, Oct. 10-11

• Enjoy German culture in the pine and aspen forest at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley at Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon. Details: weekends only, free admission, minimal parking and highway fees; 576-1321.

Sunday, Oct. 4

• Help raise funds for New Beginnings for Women and Children and the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation at the Sunday Brunch and Copper Chef Challenge as part of the Tucson Culinary Festival. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Kiva Ballroom, 7000 N. Resort Drive; $65; 488-8601.

Saturday to Saturday, Oct. 3-31

• Get scared out of your wits as Old Tucson Studios transforms itself into the haunted township Nightfall with hideous beasts and monsters, ghoulish stunts, and new shows and activities that are more frightening than ever. Details: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday; 6 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday; 201 S. Kinney Road; $24, $20 children; 883-0100.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Oct. 1

• Jump Start Your Exercise Program  at the Commit To Be Fit lecture series presented by ACE certified fitness trainer Keri Ruffell. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 East Tangerine Road, Classrooms A &B; free; 866-694-9355.

Saturday, Oct. 3

• Ask the Expert, curator of plants Russ Buhrow, about those under-performing plants in your backyard, identifying disease or pest problems, diagnosing nutrient deficiencies and watering issues, or advice on plant selection. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; La Entrada at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free; 742-6455.

• Get assistance in choosing appropriate plants, trees, shrubs, perennials and ground covers for Successful Tucson Gardens. Details: 9:30 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686, Ext. 10.

• Explore the seemingly never-ending saga of conservation and government extermination programs with conservation advocate Michael Robinson, author of Predatory Bureaucracy: The Extermination of Wolves and the Transformation of the West. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn how to Design for Color in Winter Gardens from landscape designer and horticultural consultant Greg Corman. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

• Learn about how animals use colors and patterns to blend in and then create your own desert hide-and-seek game. Details: 12-1:30 p.m.; Woods Memorial Branch Library, 3455 N. First Ave.; free, ages 5-12 accompanied by adults; 615-7855.

• See a live bobcat while you learn about the Secret Lives of Bobcats and Mountain Lions from wildlife ecologists Kathie Schroeder and Jessica Lamberton. Details: 1-2:30 p.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 615-7855.

Sunday, Oct. 4

• Track the changes observed in the desert's plants and animals over the course of a drought year with author and scientist John Alcock discussing his book When The Rains Come: A Naturalist's Year in the Sonoran Desert. Details: 2 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7, members free; 742-6455.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

• Take a docent led Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site Tour and learn about rainwater harvesting techniques for residential and commercial properties. Details: 8-9 a.m.; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 622-3861.

• Not sure why that digital photo you just printed looks so different from what you remember seeing on your LCD viewfinder? Learn how to take great photographs with tips on Doing Nature Digitally from artist and professional photographer Robert Renfrow. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $125, $100 members; 742-6455.

• Sample fresh, seasonal martinis and other drink specialties while you learn how to make them like a pro at Harvest Restaurant's martini and mixologist classes. Details: 6 p.m.; 10355 North La Canada Drive; $20; 731-1100.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

• Get answers to all your gardening questions from radio personality and naturalist Phil Seader, host of the Enchanted Desert Garden Show. Details: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; the Courtyard at La Encantada, Skyline & Campbell; free; 299-9471.

 Write your story, a family history, or memoir in a protective and supportive environment with local authors and publishers providing tips on getting started and suggestions to assist with topics pertinent to the process. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 219-8090.

• Find out how fiction authors incorporate Arizona history, people, and landscape into their books Arizona Re-imagined: An Evening Lecture Series and Book Signing featuring J.A. Jance, author of the J.P. Beaumont and Joanna Brady Series. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second Street; $8, $6 members; 617-1154.

• Learn about the history and traditions associated with Mexico's celebration of the Days of the Dead and the Celtic harvest festival known as Samhain presented by CRIZMAC's Kitty Williams. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Mondays, Oct. 5-Dec. 7

• Become a volunteer chaplain and provide spiritual and emotional support to patients and families through a 10-week training course offered by Northwest Medical Center's Pastoral Caring Program. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Northwest Center, 6200 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 576-2076.

OUTDOORS

Friday, Oct. 2

• Take a relaxing, naturalist-guided Twilight Nature Walk and experience the quiet of the desert at dusk. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Pima County Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free; 615-7855.

Sunday, Oct. 4

• Help with giant reed removal at Sabino Canyon at the First Tucson Audubon TogetherGreen Volunteer Day of the season. Details: 7:45 a.m.-noon; the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center ramada; free (drive through on the bypass lane and obtain a volunteer's parking pass at the registration table); 971-2385.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Oct. 3

• Do a craft project focusing on the meaning and symbolism of the Mexican holiday The Day of the Dead after a reading from A Gift for Abuelita at Tohono Chul Tales and Crafts. Details: 11 a.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Foothills Mall; free; 742-6455.

• Listen to local storyteller Raymond Hyde outline a Brief History of Halloween from the Celts to Commercialization followed by ghost stories. Details: 9:15-11 a.m.; Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.; free (age 10 and up); 594-5305.

• Learn the fundamentals of cheerleading from the Catalina Foothills High School cheer coaches and cheerleaders at a Cheerleading Clinic. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $25, grades K-5; 209-7551.

• Kids can enjoy traditional ceremonial activities, and inter-tribal singers, dancers, drummers, native foods, and arts and craft vendors at the Children's Social Powwow. Details: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

• Shake It Up with Maracas as kids make easy paper cup maracas. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Saturdays, Oct. 3-24

• Let your imagination fly with creative ideas and have fun with Words Play: Creative Writing.  Details: 9-11 a.m.; Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave.; $59 (ages 8-12); 206-6444.

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, Oct. 3

• Meet artists from the Southern Arizona Artists Guild and view their artwork with the theme Celebrate Nature. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 1-31

• View Lillian Brooks' watercolor paintings and Objets d' Southwest at the Sunflower Retirement Community Artist of the Month series. Artist reception on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2-4 p.m. Details: 9401 N. Sunflower Park Drive; free; call 572-9780 for specific exhibit hours.

Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 1-Nov. 8

• See the Day of the Dead: Ancient Roots / Contemporary Expressions exhibit. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

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