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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:29 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Bride Wars (PG)

The Unborn (PG-13)

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)

Gran Torino (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Bride Wars (PG)

The Unborn (PG-13)

Bedtime Stories (PG)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Marley & Me (PG)

Valkyrie (PG-13)

Seven Pounds (PG-13)

The Tale of Despereaux (G)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13)

Doubt (PG-13)

Gran Torino (R)

The Reader (R)

Australia (PG-13)

Bolt (PG)

Twilight (PG-13)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Role Models (R)

Zach and Miri Make a Porno (R)

Changeling (R)

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (G)

Body of Lies (R)

Quarantine (R)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG)

Religulous (R)

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

Nights in Rondanthe (PG-13)

Appaloosa (R)

Pineapple Express (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Bride Wars (PG)

The Unborn (PG-13)

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)

Gran Torino (R)

Twilight (PG-13)

THEATER

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, JAN. 15-25

• Examine the funny, yet bittersweet, married lives of two couples in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Dinner with Friends.” Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. Sixth Ave.; $20; 882-0555.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, JAN. 16-18

• Laugh out loud as two aging vaudevillians are reunited for a television special in the Neil Simon play “The Sunshine Boys.” Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Top Hat Theatre Club, 3110 E. Fort Lowell Road; $16, $15 seniors/student/military; 326-6800.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, JAN. 15

• Return to rock ‘n’ roll’s roots and celebrate the evolution of American music in a powerful concert that fuses rock, gospel and soul, featuring the American Soul & Rock ‘n’ Roll Choir. Details: 7:30 p.m.; University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $17-40; 621-3341.

FRIDAY, JAN. 16

• The Jason Carder Trio will perform “Jazzin’ Through the Four Seasons,” part of St. Philip’s In The Hills Friends of Music series. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Bloom Music Center, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free, but donations to the church are accepted; 299-6421.

• Listen to renowned violinist James Buswell and cellist Carol Ou in a trio recital with University of Arizona pianist Paula Fan. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Road; $11, $5 students; 626-6320.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, JAN. 17-18

• Listen to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra perform Chopin and Mendelssohn at Catalina Foothills High School. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $30-40; 882-8585.

SATURDAY, JAN. 17

• Enjoy show tunes, pop and country music by singer/TV personality John Davidson. Details: 7:30 p.m., DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive (in SaddleBrooke); $35, $40 at the door; 818-1000.

SUNDAY, JAN. 18

• Be sure to catch “Organ a la Carte,” the latest installment of the St. Philip’s In The Hills Friends of Music series. Details: 12:30 p.m. light refreshments in the garden, 12:45 recital begins in the church; St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free, but donations to the church are accepted; 299-6421.

• Are you a picker, or are you a grinner? Take part in (pickers) or listen to (grinners) a bluegrass jam. Details: 3-5 p.m.; patio near Espresso Drinni at the Dove Mountain retail center at Tangerine Road and Dove Mountain Boulevard; free, but donations to the Desert Bluegrass Association accepted; interested musicians should call Charlie at 579-5918.

SATURDAY, JAN. 24

• Listen to funk, fusion and Latin jazz impressions by Soulero, featuring vocalist Julie Anne, at the Westward Look. The concert will raise money for a custom motorcycle to be raffled off by Alter Ego Motorcycles. All proceeds from the custom-bike raffle will benefit the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council. Details: 7-9:30 p.m.; Westward Look Resort, Sonoran Ballroom, 245 E. Ina Road; $15 available at the door by calling Alter Ego Motorcycles; 307-6380.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, JAN. 16-18

• Enjoy demonstrations and speakers and check out the gift boutique at the 31st annual quilt show, Quilt Fiesta! Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $7; 791-4101.

• Buy, sell, trade or browse coins, stamps, postcards, tokens, currency, gold, silver and other collectibles at the Tucson International Coin and Stamp Show. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $2, free for children; canned food donations for the Community Food Bank will be accepted; 241-4434.

• Check out kachina carvings, beadwork, Zuni needlepoint jewelry and other traditional Native American art and taste Indian food at the 37th annual Tucson Indian Arts and Crafts Show. Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; (650) 327-2266.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

FRIDAY, JAN. 16

• Learn how to start tomatoes and other vegetables from seed during a winter gardening demonstration by Pima County Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

SATURDAY, JAN. 17

• Take a peek at the lives of Rascal, the tassle-eared squirrel, the sometimes-cruel randomness of nature, and the teeming and twittering life in a ponderosa pine forest, presented by Northern Arizona University biology professor Sylvester Allred. Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about “Pollinators in Peril” from author Stephen Buchmann. See how desert gardeners and homeowners can conserve and protect our native Arizona pollinators. Details: 3 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Get tips and tricks about crafting supplies and see a demonstration on flower arranging and creating centerpieces. Details: 11 a.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

SUNDAY, JAN. 18

• Learn how coronary artery disease can be reversed and participate in performing proven relaxation techniques to calm your heart during a lecture presented by Foundation for Cardiovascular Health board members, nurse Edna Silva and Richard D. Feinberg. Details: 1:30 p.m.; YMCA-Pima County Community Center, 7770 N. Shannon Road; free; 797-2281.

TUESDAY, JAN. 20

• Learn the ancient art form of origami from Kha Dang, son of a Hanoi Origami master. Details: 10 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15, $12 members; 326-9686.

• Listen to the achievements of newspaperman, editor, writer and photographer Charles F. Lummis, an early booster and mythmaker of the American West, presented by writer and photographer Dick George. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free with museum admission; $8; $6 seniors; 624-2333.

OUTDOORS

SATURDAY, JAN. 17

• Take a day trip to old mining sites in the Santa Rita Mountains and learn to identify Arizona minerals and make a mineral collection of your own from samples you find along the way. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; meet at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $52 museum members, $57 non-members (advance registration required); 883-5705.

• Come and explore “Life in the Pond,” about how a desert oasis supports life that otherwise wouldn’t survive in the Sonoran Desert. Details: 11 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

TUESDAY, JAN. 20

• Have you ever thought to look for ducks in the desert? Check out the wintering ducks at Sweetwater Wetlands. Details: Meet at Sweetwater Wetlands at 8 a.m.; register at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15, $12 members; 326-9686.

• Spot cardinals, thrashers, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the mesquites and palms as you “Wake Up with the Birds.” Details: 8:30 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 615-7855.

SATURDAY, JAN. 24

• The Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park will celebrate Australia Day, featuring Outback storytelling and a tour through the arboretum’s towering 100-foot-tall eucalyptus forest followed by a didgeridoo concert. Details: Begins at 11 a.m.; arboretum is 3 miles west of historic Superior off U.S. Highway 60; free with park admission; (520) 689-2723; http://ag.arizona.edu/bta.

CHILDREN

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, JAN. 15-18

• Enjoy making a colorful bookmark and “Mark Your Spot with a Bookmark.” Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; free with admission; $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985 .

SATURDAY, JAN 17

• Use rubber track replicas to recreate animal tracks and learn how to identify them in the wild at the Sonoran Desert Kids Club. Details: 2 p.m.; Miller-Golf Links Branch Library, 9640 E. Golf Links Road; free for kids ages 5 to 12 and their families; 615-7855.

VISUAL ART

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, JAN. 15-MARCH 8

• Explore the comical side of Arizona life through art that lampoons the state’s landmarks, symbols, unusual animals, the myth and reality of the wild West, tourism, current events and amusing historical and political figures, part of the “Laughing Matters: Arizona Humor” exhibit. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free with park entrance fee; $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students; 742-6455.

SATURDAY, JAN. 17

• Enjoy wonderful paintings and light refreshments during an artists’ reception for Helen and Robert Jennette. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, no reservations required; 622-6014.

• Express your hopes and fears during the taping of a “video postcard” that will be sent to President-elect Barack Obama from Tusconans. Details: 7 p.m.; Pan Left Studio, 631 S. Sixth Ave.; free; 792-9171.

SATURDAY TO SATURDAY, JAN. 17-31

• View new works at the Robert Burt exhibit of Hispanic, Indian and cowboy cultures with adobe buildings, ranches and the high desert country. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays; Mountain Shadow Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive; free; 577-6301.

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 FEB. 19

• See Kathy Robbins’ watercolors of Southwestern images, Mexican scenes and plant life in her show  “Into the Wild Blue Yonder.” Details: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

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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