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Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:30 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Invention of Lying (PG-13)

Toy Story 1 in 3D (G)

Toy Story 2 in 3D (G)

Zombieland (R)

Fame (PG)

Pandorum (R)

Surrogates (PG-13)

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

The Informant (R)

Love Happens (PG-13)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Capitalism: A Love Story (R)

The Invention of Lying (PG-13)

Toy Story 1 & 2 in 3D (G)

Whip It (PG-13)

Zombieland (R)

Fame (PG)

Pandorum (R)

Surrogates (PG-13)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

The Informant (R)

Love Happens (PG-13)

9 (PG-13)

All About Steve (PG-13)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Taking Woodstock (R)

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (R)

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

Funny People

Orphan (R)

Public Enemies (R)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

Up (PG)

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

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Invention of Lying (PG-13)

Toy Story 1 & 2 in 3D (G)

Zombieland (R)

Fame (PG)

Pandorum (R)

Surrogates (PG-13)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

The Informant (R)

Love Happens (PG-13)

9 (PG-13)

All About Steve (PG-13)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

THEATER

Tuesday, Oct. 13

• Find out what happens when four mad men discover the answer to our existence is found in a childhood song in the intriguing drama Hokey Pokey. Details: 7:15 p.m.; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; pay-as-you-will; 882-0555.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

• Say Hello To Opera as the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona presents a preview of AZ Opera Company’s upcoming production of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte.” Details: 3-4 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Road; free; 229-5300.

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

Friday, Oct. 9

• Enjoy Mozart in Vienna, an evening of chamber music performed by the Bella Carità Chamber Ensemble. Details: 7:30 p.m.; St. Philip’s In The Hills Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; admission by donation; 299-6421.

Friday to Saturday, Oct. 9-10

• Listen to the Tejano Music Showcase with various groups performing including La Familia Yucupicio, David Lee Garza, Aviso and others. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road, $25; 800-344-9435.

Saturday, Oct. 10

• Let Tito Puente Jr. and Orchestra transport you to a festive evening in the tropics with mambo, merengue, salsa, cha-cha-cha classics, and new favorites with a contemporary flair. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $24-44; 621-3341.

 Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 10-11

• Experience music of hope, joy, beauty, and peace this season through a performance by the Tucson Chamber Artists. Details: Oct. 10; 7:30 p.m., St. Philip’s in the Hills Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; Oct. 11; 2-3:30 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music; $15-25, $10 college students, K-12 students free; 401-2651.

• Support the work of Interfaith Community Services by attending the Music for the Soul concert featuring flutist Deena Reedy and organist / pianist Ji Sun Lee at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Details: 7 p.m.; 11575 N. 1st Avenue; donations suggested; 297-2738 x222.

Sunday, Oct. 11

• Swing to the sounds of Big Band Express, led by drummer/vocalist Tom Patrick and guest vocalist Katy Martin, as Jazz Under the Stars continues at St. Philip’s Plaza. Details: 7 p.m.; 4280 N. Campbell Ave.; $20, $15 members, $10 military/students; 903-1265.

• Listen to the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Details: 3 p.m.; 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, children free; 323-7166.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday to Saturday, Oct. 9-10

• Browse and buy intricate pottery and carved woodwork at the Mata Ortiz Pottery and Oaxacan Carvings Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free admission; 622-6014.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 9-11

• Enjoy entertainment, folk arts demonstrations, ethnic foods, and more at Tucson Meet Yourself. Details: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; El Presidio Park and Jacome Library Plaza, 160 W. Alameda Street; free; 792-4806.

• Discover thousands of exciting ideas for your home at the SAHBA Fall Home and Garden Show with 450 merchants at the Tucson Convention Center. Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; 260 S. Church Ave.; $8, children free; 795-3025.

• Come and play your favorite board, card, historical miniatures, roleplaying or video games and meet some of the gaming industries hottest celebrities at RinCon ‘09. Details: 2 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25/three day pass, $5-$15 for single day; 321-1000.

Saturday, Oct. 10

• Check out Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church’s Craft and Bake Sale to benefit church missions. Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; 7570 N. Thornydale Road; free; 744-2665.

• Shop Your Girlfriend’s Closet for clothes donated by Tucson’s most stylish women and local boutiques while enjoying champagne and chocolate to benefit Voices for Education. Details: 12-5 p.m.; McMahon Plaza, 2951 N. Swan Road; $20 admission; 324-0881.

• Peruse southwestern paintings and rockwork at the Running Bear Art Show. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse Parking Lot, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd., SaddleBrooke; free; 825-2818.

• Dine and dance the night away at the Alliance Bank Arizona’s Children Gala benefiting the programs and services of Arizona Children’s Association of Pima County. Details: 6 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; MQuezada@ArizonasChildren.org.

• Help raise funds to benefit the Reid Park Zoo at ZOOcson Feast for the Beasts with restaurants, entertainment, and auctions. Details: 5:30-9:30 p.m.; 1030 S. Randolph Way; 881-4753 x12.

• Kick off the Presidio’s Living History season with crafts demonstrations, soldiers drilling and cannon fire dedicated to the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, 133 W. Washington; free; 837-8119.

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 10-11

• Watch a giant scale radio control aerobatic competition with over 60 U.S. and international pilots competing for approximately $100,000 in cash and prizes. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tucson International Modelplex Park, Mile Wide & Reservation Roads; www.timpa.org.

• Browse and buy metal art, paintings, photography, clay, glass, wood, and home décor at the Fine Arts and Crafts Show. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Mountain View Country Club, 38759 S. Mountain View Blvd.; free; 825-2818.

• Choose from a selection of 500 species of native and arid-adapted landscape and hobby plants with volunteers on hand to answer plant selection and growing questions at Tohono Chul’s Desert Corner Plant Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free admission; 742-6455.

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 10-11

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

Saturday to Saturday, Oct. 10-31

• See the Mini-Time Museum decorated for the Halloween Festival and enjoy special themed crafts and projects. Details: 6-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 881-0606 or www.theminitimemachineorg.

Sunday, Oct. 11

• Celebrate the opening of Butterfly Magic and living green in the desert with dinner prepared by Chef Janos, live music, a silent auction, raffle, and Earth-friendly table décor at A Butterfly Affaire — A Green Gala. Details: 5-8:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $150; 326-9686.

Monday to Friday, Oct. 12-April 30, 2010

• Enjoy Arizona’s only live tropical Butterfly exhibit as Butterfly Magic Returns to the greenhouse at Tucson Botanical Gardens with hundreds of spectacular butterflies from all over the world. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $6.50 children; 326-9686.

Sunday, Oct. 25

• Do you make the best stuffed cabbage, challah, chopped liver, sephardic dish, noodle kugel or strudel? Compete with other amateur cooks at the Jewish Food Cook-off Contest-Jewish Food Festival and Family Fun Fair. Deadline for entries is Oct. 12. Event will be held on Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park; www.JewishFoodFestival.com or 512-8500.

Through Saturday, Oct. 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

Friday, Oct. 9

• Get tips on Preparing the Fall Garden - Including Bulbs, Corms, Tubers, and Rhizomes from the Pima County Master Gardeners. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, Oct. 10

• Learn about the importance of the geologic processes that have shaped the Catalina Mountains and helped to create the unique Sky Island region of the Sonoran Desert as DiscoveryDays Presents: Sky Island Geology: Formation of the Santa Catalinas. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; summit of Mount Lemmon; $24; $18 students; 626-8122.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

• 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.

• Take a tour of the Historic Fox Tucson Theatre. Details: 12-1 p.m.; 17 W. Congress Street; free, donations suggested; 547-3040.

• View a slide show on the Human Figure presented by University of Arizona Museum of Art docent Adrienne O’Hare at Tuesday Art Talks. Details: 2 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road; free; 594-5345.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

• Listen to Peace Corps volunteer and HIV/AIDS educator Coppelia Tarantal as she relates her stories of working with traditional tribes in rural Namibia and her successes and challenges a world away from her home in Tucson at a reception featuring her photographic journey. Details: 5:30-8:30; Bentley’s House of Coffee and Tea, 1730 E. Speedway Blvd.; free; 449-5235.

• Find out how fiction authors incorporate Arizona history, people, and landscape into their books at Arizona Re-imagined: An Evening Lecture Series and Book Signing featuring J.M. Hayes, author of the Mad Dog and Englishman and The Grey Pilgrim. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second Street; $8, $6 members; 617-1154.

• Learn how local Native cultures translate traditional symbols and art forms into contemporary visions in their basketry, pottery, and weavings at the program We Shall Remain: Southwest Native American Art. Details: 6-7 p.m.; Geasa-Marana Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road; free; 594-5255.

• Learn about early American history from author Keith Marshall Jones, III at his presentation Congress as My Government: Chief Justice John Marshall in the American Revolution. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

Friday, Oct. 9

• Take a guided 2-mile Twilight Hike through sandy terrain with some rock outcroppings. Details: 4-6:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free; 733-5158.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Oct. 10

• Explore the science of gases, floating and sinking using  “dancing” raisins. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

• Bring the whole family for an interactive experience of music, dance, theatre and instruments at the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance sponsored performance of Ralph’s Secret Weapon. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Music and Dance Academy, Oracle & Magee; free; 797-3959.

Saturdays, Oct. 10-24

• 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

Thursday to Friday, Oct. 8-30

• View Nasci, new works by local Tucson artist, Aryen Hart exploring the relationships of the human psyche within its natural and artificial surroundings. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tansey Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive, #109; free; 577-6301.

Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 8-Nov. 1

• View the works of both painter Donna Helms and photographer David M. Lovitt, Jr. as they interpret Gardens that tempt the senses from some of the world’s most exotic locations. Details: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

Saturday to Monday, Oct. 10-Nov. 16

• See the exhibit of Wish You Were Here! Fiber Art Postcards made from different media such as quilting, weaving, papermaking, embroidery, and others. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; The Gallery at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with $7 park admission; 742-6455.

Through Saturday, Oct. 31

• View Lillian Brooks’ southwestern watercolor paintings at the Sunflower Retirement Community Artist of the Month series. Details: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; 9401 N. Sunflower Park Drive; free; 572-9780.

FILM

Friday, Oct. 9

• Celebrate the original master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock with the movie classic watch North By Northwest while dining on a three course dinner at the Signature Grill. Details: 6:30 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $39; 792-3500.

HEALTH

Thursday, Oct. 8

• Open Your Mind About Healthcare - Mental Illnesses are Biological Brain Disorders, a panel discussion sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) with speakers Dr. Francisco Moreno, Dr. Ann Lettes, Gabe Zimmerman from Rep. Gabrielle Giffords office, Scott Whitley as a person living with mental illness and Susan Moreno as a Family member. Details: 7-8:30 p.m.; Duvall Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 622-5582.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 9-11

• Reclaim, restore, and enhance relationships at the Trusting You Are Loved workshop. Details: 7-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; At Ease Wellness Center, 310 S. Williams Blvd., #110; $250, $400/couple; 272-9434.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

• Get the latest information as Arizona Cancer Center’s radiation oncologist Dr. Baldassarre Stea gives Updates in Radiation Treatment. Details: 10-11 a.m.; 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Room 2280; free; 626-6401.

• Learn about resources for newly-diagnosed cancer patients at Sunstone Cancer Support Centers’ presentation Diagnosis 101. Details: 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Sunstone Resource Center NW, 2070 W. Rudasill Road, Suite 100; $10; 877-9038.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

• Learn about the latest Treatment Options for Knee Arthritis at the Living Well educational series provided by Oro Valley Hospital. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; 1551 E. Tangerine Road; free; 866-694-9355.

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