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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:30 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

The Invention of Lying (PG-13)

Toy Story 1 in 3D (G)

Toy Story 2 in 3D (G)

Zombieland (R)

Fame (PG)

Surrogates (PG-13)

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

The Informant (R)

Love Happens (PG-13)

9 (PG-13)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

From Mexico With Love (PG-13)

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)

Surrogates (PG-13)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

The Informant (R)

Love Happens (PG-13)

9 (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

Funny People (R)

Orphan (R)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

Up (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

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)

Ponyo (G)

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

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

THEATER

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 17-18

• Enjoy the Arizona Opera presentation of Cosi Fan Tuttev by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a 1790 comedy of manners which tells the story of a lover's infidelity with a light and witty touch. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; 293-4336.

Saturday to Saturday, Oct. 17-Nov. 7

• See Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Marlo Thomas in Elaine May's new comedy George is Dead presented by the Arizona Theatre Company. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $26-$54; 622-2823.

Through Sunday, Oct. 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. 15

• Illuminate the true beauty of the American Southwest through acoustic instrumentation and vocal harmonies blended with skillful storytelling by the Santa Cruz River Band. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $18, $12 members; 742-6455.

Friday, Oct. 16

• Listen to the perfect blend of hot jazz, sultry blues and cabaret by Wild Women Lisa Otey and Diane Van Deurzen. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $25, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

Sunday, Oct. 18

• Don't miss the Tucson Jazz Society's Super Jam Tribute to Steve Emerine featuring an all-star assembly of the city's top jazz musicians including Jeff Haskell, Julie Anne, Scott Black, Eleanor Winston, Brice Winston, Arthur Statman and Jack Wood. Details: 7 p.m.; St Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.; $20, $15 members, $10 military/students; 800-595-4849.

• Listen to an all-day concert of live performances of blues music at the bandshell presented by the Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation. Details: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Reid Park, 1100 S. Randolph Way; free.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

• Enjoy PCC Music: Wind Ensemble with wind and percussion ensembles and soloists. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 15-Oct. 18

• Watch your favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy with dazzling skating, special effects and beloved characters certain to create a lifetime of memories. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 & 5:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $15-46; 800-745-3000.

Thursday to Friday, Oct. 15-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.

Saturday, Oct. 17

• Browse and buy books on anthropology, archaeology, and enthnohistory of the southwestern US and Mexico at the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society Used Book Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Arizona State Museum, South Building, 1013 E. University Blvd.; free admission; 907-0884.

• Take a leisurely stroll among 500 classic cars, visit specialty booths, enjoy children's activities, listen to live-continuous music, and purchase food from vendors at the 3rd annual Tucson Classics Car Show sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tucson to benefit the Reading Seed Literacy Project. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; St. Gregory Prep School, 3231 N. Craycroft; free; 449-5408.

• Enjoy backstage stories, reminiscing, and video clips as Old Tucson Studios welcomes the cast, crew, and fans of the TV series The High Chaparral to the original set where the show was filmed. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 201 S. Kinney Road; $16.95, $10.95 children; 883-0100.

• Benefit Rescue A Golden of AZ at the Golfin' for Goldens , a charity golf tournament. Details: 8 a.m.; The Pines Golf Club of Marana; www.golden-retriever.org.

• Get up close as TBG curators teach you how to participate in the release of butterflies into the Butterfly Magic exhibit and witness the amazing life cycle and interesting habits of butterflies Behind the Scenes of Butterfly Magic Tour. Details: 9:30-10 a.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $10 children (includes admission to the Butterfly Magic exhibit and the Gardens); 326-9686.

• Tour a working fiber farm and meet an exotic mix of llamas, angora goats, alpacas and sheep while you try your hand at a workshop or shop vendors from across the country at the Tucson Wool Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Withers Ranch, 4010 W. Palo Seco; free; 572-3758.

• Commemorate Juan Bautista de Anza's 1775 expedition to colonize San Francisco, with a festival featuring historic crafts, folklorico dancers, musicians, food, and a re-enactment of the arrival of de Anza and his soldiers in Southern Arizona at Anza Day. Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street, Tubac; free; 398-2252.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 17 & 18

• Celebrate the finest local culinary traditions at the Southern Arizona Food, Art & Wine Festival with food tastings, live music, dance, cooking demonstrations, contests, and children's activities. Details: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Rillito Raceway Park, 1st Ave. at River Road; $5, children free; 797-3959.

Saturday to Monday, Oct. 17-Nov. 30

• Vote for your favorite Scarecrow in the Gardens as handcrafted scarecrows fashioned of botanical, recycled or repurposed materials by local businesses and artists populate ramadas and gardens. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with general admission $7, $3 children; 326-9686.

Sunday, Oct. 18

• Browse antiques, plants, garden furniture, art and crafts, pottery, stained glass, metal sculpture, and quilts at the Fall Country Fair. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road; free admission; 232-1201.

• Have some fun at the Lupus Foundation's Gaslight Theatre Night Out Fundraiser. Details: 7-10 p.m.; 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $20; 622-9006.

Sundays, Oct. 18-April 25, 2010

• Take photos of gorgeous butterflies without the crowds at the After Hours Butterfly Photo Sessions. Details: 4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25; 326-9686 ext.10.

Wednesday to Saturday, Oct. 21-24

• Choose from more than 20,000 books of all types as well as CDs, DVDs, videos, records, and audio books at the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Book Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 1305 W. Naranja Drive; 229-5326.

Through Saturday, Oct. 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.

• 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. 16

• Get tips from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension center's master gardeners on Identifying, Eliminating Bufflegrass, and Planting Native Grasses. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, Oct. 17

• Take a two-day course on the Natural History of the Sonoran Desert through indoor lectures and outdoor hikes to learn about a desert biome, climate, geology, fauna, ecology, environmental issues, conservation initiatives, and human history of the region. Details: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $180, $140 members; 883-3086.

• Bring your mandolin or borrow one for the Desert Bluegrass Association's Bluegrass Mandolin Clinic and improve your rhythm and speed. Details: 2-4 p.m.; 17th Street Market, 840 E. 17th Street; free; 624-8821, ext. 147.

• Bring a bit of the wild to your own backyard as landscape designer Lynn Hassler tells you about Gardening with Wildflowers and the best choices for Tucson area gardens. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $8, $4 members; 742-6455.

• Learn to make hypertufa plant containers without using hammers, chisels, pottery wheels or kilns. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $75, $65 members; 326-9686, Ext. 19.

• Get your hands dirty planting your very own flower pot while learning the professional way to handle and pot plants at the Container Gardening class. Bring your own 16-18-inch pot or purchase one at the workshop. Details: 9-10 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; 326-9686, extension 19.

• Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and its Impact on Saguaro National Park in a brief history presented by a park ranger. Details: 3-3:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park admission; 733-5158.

• Choose classy grassy plants for your garden with help from professionals at the presentation When Grass Is Not A Lawn: Designing With Native Grasses. Details: 2 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $10, $8 members; 742-6455.

• Let historian Jim Turner take you back in time on a photographic journey Through the Grand Canyon with Mr. Arizona, Sen. Barry Goldwater. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

• Learn about your camera functions and how to take great photographs at the workshop Doing Nature Digitally: An Introduction to Nature taught by 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.

• Get educated about the threats facing individuals, businesses and institutions with Web-facing networks and the vulnerabilities that can be mitigated with proper configuration of network firewall devices at a Cyber Security workshop. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Pima Community College, Downtown Campus, Amethyst Room; www.pima.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

• Learn about the Introduction of Agriculture and Its Effects on Women's Oral Health from bioarcheologist James Watson from the Arizona State Museum. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• 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 Susan Lowell, author of "The Three Little Javelinas" and "I am Lavina Cumming. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second Street; $8, $6 members; 617-1154.

OUTDOORS

Saturday, Oct. 17

• Take a 4-mile loop hike on the Marshall Gulch and Aspen trails for new members of the Southern Arizona Hiking Club.  Details: 10 a.m.; meet at the SW corner of Wrightstown & Pantano; $4; 312-5348.

CHILDREN

Wednesday to Friday, Oct. 14-30

• Set the mood for Halloween with a Magic Carpet Chaos tour at the Haunted Ruins featuring the Wizard and the Genie and a creepy cast of witches, trolls, and giant spiders. Details: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays; 2544 E. Allen Road; $7, $5 for ages 7-13, under 6 free; 323-1331.

Thursday to Monday, Oct. 15-19

• Make an I Spy Spyglass. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

• Transform coffee filters into colorful sunflowers at the Sunflower Fun Craft. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 15-Feb. 14, 2010

• View an exhibit of photographs by famed landscape photographer Ansel Adams: A Legacy at the Tucson Museum of Art. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Sunday; 140 N. Main Ave; $8, $6 seniors, $3 students; 624-2333.

Sunday to Tuesday, Oct. 18-Nov. 10

• View a moment in time exhibit of over 80 colorful and original water media paintings by artists of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Details: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday & Sunday; Jewish Community Center Gallery, 3800 E. River Road; free; 299-3000.

Through Friday, Oct. 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.

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.

Through Sunday, 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.

HEALTH

Thursday, Oct. 15

• Learn about AIDS and get free HIV counseling and testing at the 7th annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day.  Details: 4-6 p.m.; Pima Community College, West Campus, Proscenium Theater; free; rvega@luzsocialservices.org.

Thursdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 19

• Improve your knowledge and skills to better manage arthritis, reduce pain, and improve your communication with physicians in a 6-session course led by certified Arthritis Foundation instructors. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church 665 W. Roller Coaster Road; free; www.arthritis.org.

Saturday, Oct. 17

• Break the Aging Barriers at Arizona Center on Aging Community's Forum on healthy nutrition, brain fitness, better sleep, building immunity and choosing a physician. Details: 8:45 a.m.-noon; Kiewit Auditorium, Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave.; free but reservations required; 626-5804.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

• Learn about Neck and Back Pain at a workshop hosted by Casabona Chiropractic. Details: 6 p.m. (dinner); Taste of Texas, 8310 N. Thornydale Road; free; 498-9984.

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