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Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 12:00 am | Updated: 8:04 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events in the area.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Bedtime Stories (PG)

Doubt (PG-13)

Marley & Me (PG)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

The Spirit (PG-13)

Valkyrie (PG-13)

Seven Pounds (PG-13)

The Tale of Despereaux (G)

Yes Man (PG-13)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Bedtime Stories (PG)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Marley & Me (PG)

The Spirit (PG-13)

Valkyrie (PG-13)

Seven Pounds (PG-13)

The Tale of Despereaux (G)

Yes Man (PG-13)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13)

Doubt (PG-13)

Nothing Like the Holidays (PG-13)

Australia (PG-13)

Four Christmases (PG-13)

Bolt (PG)

Twilight (PG-13)

Quantum of Solace (PG-13)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Pride and Glory (R)

Max Payne (PG-13)

Quarantine (R)

RocknRolla (R)

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

The Duchess (PG-13)

Lakeview Terrace (PG-13)

Burn After Reading (R)

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Mamma Mia! (PG-13)

WALL-E (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Valkyrie (PG-13)

Marley & Me (PG)

Bedtime Stories (PG)

The Spirit (PG-13)

The Tale of Despereaux (G)

Seven Pounds (PG-13)

Yes Man (PG-13)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Four Christmases (PG-13)

Bolt (PG)

Twilight (PG-13)

THEATER

THROUGH JAN. 4

• Experience the 1971 masterpiece  “Jesus Christ Superstar,”  from the legendary writing team of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, which changed the world of musical theatre forever. Details: Various matinee and evening performances; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-60; 903-2929.

MUSIC

SUNDAY, JAN. 4

• Dove of Peace Lutheran Church will present some rarely heard works by Bach in a free benefit concert, featuring members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Tucson Chamber Artists. The musicians will perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto, No. 5 and his “Coffee Cantata,” one of Bach’s few secular cantatas. The event will benefit St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic. Details: 2 p.m.; 665 W. Roller Coaster Road; free, but donations accepted; 887-5127.

SATURDAY, JAN. 10

• For one night only, popular comedy duo The Smothers Brothers will join the TSO Pops! Albert-George Schram will be the guest conductor for the Brothers’ third performance with the TSO and their first since 1993. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $26-$81; 882-8585; tucsonsymphony.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

• Watch a train as it winds around a crested saguaro and velvet mesquite trees, passing through a miniature town during the Holiday Garden Railway event. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JAN.1-4

•Attend the “Indian America Competition Pow-wow,”  with over 150 tribal nations represented, crafts, food, and dancing Aztecs, Yaqui, Hopi and  Plains Indians. Details: Noon to 10 p.m. Jan. 1-3 and noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 4; Rillito Park Raceway, 4502 N. First Ave.; $7/day adults; children under 8 free; 622-4900.

SUNDAY, JAN. 4

• Check out the antique fair, featuring more than 100 dealers offering antiques such as furniture, rugs, clocks, pocket watches, lamps, pottery, estate jewelry, paintings, books, Western memorabilia, Native American rugs and jewelry, coins and more. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Lew Sorensen Community Center, 11100 E. Tanque Verde Road; free admission; 232-1201.

SATURDAY, JAN. 10

• Attend the Wellness Super Saturday,  featuring a number of presenters including Ms. America Susan Jeske, who will speak on the topic: “Are Your Skin Care and Personal Care Products Safe? The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry and How to Avoid It.” Details: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the Daesha Youth Center Building at Desert Son Community Church, 5250 W. Cortaro Farms Road; free, but reservations are required; seating limited to first 240 people; for more information or to RSVP, call 229-6231 or e-mail customercare@dmmwellness.com.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

SATURDAY, JAN. 3

• Take a virtual tour of pre-Columbian Mexico presented by historian Jim Turner of the Arizona Historical Society and learn about the advanced civilization of the Olmecs, the Mayans and the Aztecs — their religion, marketplaces, ball courts and a calendar that accurately tracked heavenly bodies for thousands of years. Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; 622-6014.

THROUGH JAN. 4

• Learn new developments in and have your questions answered about home solar energy and green alternatives at the program “Solar Energy for Green Living.” Details: 2 p.m.; Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Vail; free with $5 per car park entry fee; 647-7121.

• Trace the development of many of the world’s endearing holiday customs and explore the possible explanations for a “Star over Bethlehem” from the history of 2,000 years ago in the presentation “’Tis the Season.” Details: 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Flandrau Science Center, University of Arizona, 1601 E. University Blvd.; $7.50 adults; $5 children; 621-7827.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7

• Hear true  “Outlaw Tales of Arizona” as author Jan Cleere takes you back to the late 1800s with stories of our state’s most notorious and astounding criminals. Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

SUNDAY, JAN. 4

• Help cut and dig out the invasive reeds from the Sabino Canyon creek bottom.  Details: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; Sabino Canyon Visitors Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free; 749-8700.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7

• Experience the desert during its twilight glow and well into its moon shadows during this easy 2.5-mile stroll. Details: 4-7 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee; 733-5158.

CHILDREN

THURSDAY, JAN. 1

• Celebrate “Happy Noon Year,” the first noon of the New Year by decorating party hats, making noisemakers and creating a New Year’s clock to countdown to noon. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.;

included with admission, $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

SATURDAY, JAN. 3

• Kids become musical instruments as they join the Tucson Symphony Orchestra brass quintet in “All the Things that Go Tick,” an interactive exploration of all the rhythm that surrounds us. Details: 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.; free, but donations accepted; 882-8585.

VISUAL ARTS

THROUGH JAN. 8

• Check out “Glenna Gilbert-Jones: A Glorious Journey,” a retrospective exhibit by the Oro Valley artist. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Toscana Studio and Gallery, 9040 N. Oracle Road; free; 575-1445.

THROUGH JAN. 10

• See 90 years of combined experience among the Tucson glass artists on exhibit at the stunning New Glass Art Show at Tangerine Gallery. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 2522 E. Ft. Lowell Road; free; 326-5028.

• See a holiday exhibition showcasing works by local and national artists interpreting the theme “Ornament.” Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays (extended hours until 8 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18); Obsidian Gallery, 4320 N. Campbell Ave.; 577-3598.

THROUGH JAN. 11

• Push the envelope into abstraction and experimentation at the “Traditions and Transitions: Contemporary Southwest Native American Art” exhibit. Details:  8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park’s exhibit hall, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7 for adults, discounts for seniors, military personnel, students and children; 742-6455.

THROUGH JAN. 20

• See “Portraits of Native Doctors and Healers” by Michael Stoklos, founder of the Stoklos Foundation that supports Native American students at the University of Arizona and encourages the duality of the studying Western medicine and traditional healing. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $7 adults, $5 seniors; $2 children; 742-6455.

THROUGH 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 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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