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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events in the area.

MOVIES

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (G)

Saw V (R)

Max Payne (PG-13)

The Secret Life of Bees (PG-13)

Sex Drive (R)

W. (PG-13)

Body of Lies (R)

City of Ember (PG)

The Express (PG)

Quarantine (R)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG)

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (PG-13)

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

Fireproof (PG)

Nights in Rodanthe (PG-13)

Appaloosa (R)

The Duchess (PG-13)

Burn After Reading (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Igor (PG)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)

Pineapple Express (R)

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (PG-13)

Step Brothers (R)

Mamma Mia! (PG-13)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (PG)

WALL-E (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Max Payne (PG-13)

Sex Drive (R)

W. (PG-13)

Body of Lies (R)

City of Ember (PG)

The Express (PG)

Quarantine (R)

An American Carol (PG-13)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG)

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (PG-13)

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

Nights in Rodanthe (PG-13)

Appaloosa (R)

THEATER

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

• See “African Footprints,” the longest-running show from South Africa, which tells of the country’s history through breathtaking, high-energy music and dance. Details: 7 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $23-$49; 621-3341.

FRIDAY, OCT. 31

• See the world premiere of the play “Noche de los Muertos,” written by Northwest playwright Gavin Kayner. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday; Beowulf Alley Theater, 11 S. Sixth Ave.; call for cost; 622-4460.

THROUGH NOV. 1

• See the play “Night of the Foolish Moon” by Luigi Jannuzzi. Details: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26; San Pedro Actors Playhouse, 730 E. American Ave.; $15 with a $1 refund at the door in exchange for a Community Food Bank donation; 896-9496.

THROUGH NOV. 8

• Arizona Theatre Company presents Tony-nominated actor Nancy Dussault as Ann Landers in “The Lady with All the Answers.” Details: call for times; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $26-$50; 622-2823.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, OCT. 23

• Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster will present a show of fiery fiddling and mesmerizing step dancing. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$38; 621-3341.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

• Hear country soul singer Ronnie Milsap in concert. Details: 4 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $45; 818-1000.

• Listen to “Re:Formation,” a concert by the Tucson Chamber Artists. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $18; 401-2651.

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

• Listen to the same “Re:Formation” concert that the Tucson Chamber Artists are performing on Oct. 25, but at a different location. Details: 2 p.m.; Christ Church United Methodist, 655 N. Craycroft Road; $18; 401-2651.

THURSDAY, OCT. 30

• Hear a performance by Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s official balladeer. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $18 for general admission, $10 for members; 742-6455.

SATURDAY, NOV. 1

• Experience a performance by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the premier orchestra of Israel’s capital city. Details: 8 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $28-$68; 621-3341.

THURSDAY, NOV. 6

• Hear more than 100 performers representing a wide range of faiths and cultures at Interfaith Community Service’s “Music for the Soul” concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Tucson Theater, 17 W. Congress St.; $20-$50; 297-2738.

DANCE

TUESDAY, OCT. 21

• See the Emmy Award-winning Lar Lubovitch Dance Company perform radiant, highly technical choreography. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $40; 621-3364.

FILM

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29

• Enjoy Halloween Family Movie Night with “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and “Nightmare Before Christmas,” and eat free popcorn. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Bookman’s, 1930 E. Grant Road; free; 325-5767.

BOOKS

THROUGH OCT. 25

• Attend the Friends Fall Book Sale and have your pick of more than 20,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos, records and audio books at great prices. Details: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24-25; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5326.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

• Author Catherine Ellis will discuss and sign her book “Oracle and the San Pedro River Valley.” Details: 2 p.m.; Barnes and Noble, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 742-6402.

TUESDAY, OCT. 28

• Discuss the book “Polaris” by Jack McDevitt with the Science Fiction Book Discussion group. Details: 7-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5326.

• Discuss the book “Arrancame la Vida” (“Tear This Heart Out” in English) by Angeles Mastretta with the Latin American Fiction Book Discussion Group. Details: 7 p.m.; Barnes and Noble, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 742-6402.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY, OCT. 17

• The Sonoran Glass Art Academy will present the Art Auction and Wearable Art Show, its biggest fund-raising event, which features work by internationally acclaimed glass artists. Details: 5-10 p.m.; Hacienda Del Sol, 5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Road; $35 (includes hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets); 884-7814.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCT. 18-19

• Begin your annual holiday treasure hunt at ArtsFest 2008, an event held by the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council that features creations from more than 150 artists and craftspeople. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; La Encantada shopping center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; free; 797-3959.

• Peruse the work of more than 70 artists in media including photography, sculpture, metal art and woodwork at the ninth annual Oro Valley Fall Art Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rooney Ranch and Target Center, corner of Oracle Road and First Avenue; free; 390-4153.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, OCT. 24-26

• The Tucson International Coin, Currency and Stamp Show will give people the chance to buy and sell rare coins, currency, stamps, tokens and medals. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24-25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $2 for adults, free for those 15 and younger; 498-4615.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

• Knit, crochet or weave a small section of a large freeform shawl, even if you’re a novice, during the fourth annual Tucson Wool Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Withers Ranch, 4010 W. Palo Seco; free; 572-3758 or www.uniquedesignsbycathy.com.

• Check out the Marana Heritage Festival for history displays, arts and crafts, mesquite pod milling and a community performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Marana Heritage Park Farm, 12375 N. Heritage Park Drive; free; 622-0525, ext. 249.

• Attend the Fiesta de las Calabazas, which features live music, art, food, hands-on activities for children and gourds. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; $6 a carload; (520) 896-2425.

• Hear environmental speakers, visit artisan booths and a farmers market, and get a free car care checkup at Livin’ La Vida Verde. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center Plaza and La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave.; free; www.tucsongreenfestival.org.

• See hundreds of baskets, carvings and other items created by Tarahumara and Mayo Indians at the Tarahumara Baskets, Bowls, and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

• Shop for local fruits, vegetables, meat and craft items at the Oro Valley Farmers Market. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 918-9811.

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

• Celebrate the grand opening of Sweetwater Preserve, Pima County’s new 695-acre mountain trails park, plus a new equestrian staging area and ball fields. Details: 1:30-5 p.m.; Christopher Columbus Park, 4600 N. Silverbell Road; free; 740-6410.

• Shop for local fruits, vegetables, meat and craft items at the St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers Market. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; St. Philip’s Plaza, southeast corner of River Road and Campbell Avenue; free; 918-9811.

MONDAY, OCT. 27

• Talk with representatives from more than 38 colleges across the United States during the Christian College Fair. Details: 6-8:30 p.m.; Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, 9500 N. Oracle Road; free; 797-0107.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, NOV. 1-2

• See juried fine arts and eat fine foods at Oro Valley Arts in the Park, a culinary and fine arts festival held by the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2; James D. Kriegh Park, 23 W. Calle Concordia; free; 797-3959.

CHILDREN

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

• Children can interact with musicians and their instruments while experiencing music, theater and dance during the Musical Magic for Kids interactive concert. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Town of Oro Valley’s council chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 797-3959.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

FRIDAY, OCT. 24

• See a 60-minute demonstration titled “Colorful Container Gardening for the Fall Patio” by the Pima County Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 626-5161.

• Take a Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site tour at The Nature Conservancy. Details: 8-9 a.m.; 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 622-3861.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

• Learn the principles of drip irrigation design and installation during a class titled “Hands-on Drip Irrigation.” Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-5161.

• Take a composting class and learn how to apply the techniques at your home. Details: 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 for adults, $3 for those ages 4-12; 326-9686.

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

• Listen as birder and author Lynn Hassler unravels the mysteries of the legendary raven during a program titled “Quoth the Raven.” Details: 2 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free; 742-6455.

• Learn how to turn a ho-hum item into something jazzy during a workshop titled “Make Anything Mosaic.” Details: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $85 for general admission, $75 for members; 326-9686.

TUESDAY, OCT. 28

• Attend morning and afternoon workshops to learn, respectively, how the federal law IDEA 2004 affects a disabled child’s education and what disabled children’s test scores mean. Details: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Road; free; 324-3150.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29

• Listen as biographer Carolyn O’Bagy Davis gives a history talk about a friendship between a wealthy New Englander and a Hopi potter as recorded in her book “Hopi Summer.” Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; reservation required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, OCT. 24

• Take a 2.5-mile guided twilight hike that ends with fading light after sunset. Details: 3:45 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free; 733-5158.

VISUAL ART

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

• See textiles from the Indonesian islands of Flores, Bali, Timor, Alor, Sumba and Java during the Indonesian Art and Textile Exhibition. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road; free; 682-7126.

• Peruse hundreds of pine baskets, carvings and bowls at affordable prices at the Tarahumara Indian Arts Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

• Check out the opening of “Glenna Gilbert-Jones: A Glorious Journey,” a retrospective exhibit by the Oro Valley artist. Details: 7-10 p.m.; Toscana Studio and Gallery, 9040 N. Oracle Road; free; exhibit runs through Jan. 8; 575-1445.

THROUGH OCT. 26

• Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by seeing “Anatomy of Sorrow,” a solo exhibit by Tucson artist Daniel Martin Diaz that explores devotional art. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd.; $3 donation requested; 621-6302.

THROUGH OCT. 30

• See an exhibit of watercolors, oils and pastels by artists Kathy Robbins and Don Webber. Details: 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 299-7649.

THROUGH OCT. 31

• See the work of Lillian Brooks, Sunflower Community’s artist of the month. Details: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Sunflower Community’s Village Center, 9401 N. Sunflower Park Drive; free; 572-9780.

• View a collection of hand-blown glass birds in the “For the Birds” exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Philabaum Glass Studio and Gallery, 711 S. Sixth Ave.; free; 884-7404.

THROUGH NOV. 9

• The “Please Touch Again” exhibit, the third in a series of similar exhibits, breaks art museums’ sacred rules by asking visitors to touch the art and enjoy the multisensory experience. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH NOV. 15

• See the exhibit “The Five Loves” by artist Ruben Urrea Moreno, a musing on love and its many incarnations. Details: noon-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; ArtCulture Partnership Gallery, 951 E. 35th St.; free; 792-3617.

THROUGH NOV. 29

• See the exhibit “Tucson, NYC and Back” with photographs and paintings by artists David Elliott, Catherine Eyde, Valerie Galloway and Patricia Katchur. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; Adobe Gallery at Triangle L Ranch, 2805 Triangle L Ranch Road; free; (520) 623-6732.

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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