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Posted: Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:35 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

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)

Bolt (PG)

Twilight (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)

The Reader (R)

Australia (PG-13)

Four Christmases (PG-13)

Bolt (PG)

Twilight (PG-13)

Slumdog Millionaire (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Punisher: War Zone (R)

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)

Pineapple Express (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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)

Four Christmases (PG-13)

Bolt (PG)

Twilight (PG-13)

THEATER

MONDAY, JAN. 12

• Say hello to opera with a preview of the Arizona Opera Company’s upcoming production of Donizetti’s  “The Elixir of Love.”  Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

THROUGH JAN. 18

• Catch a performance of Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,”  a play about two aging, warring Vaudevillians who get reunited for a television special. Details: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. on Sundays; Top Hat Theatre Club, 3110 E. Fort Lowell Road; $16, $15 for students, seniors and military personnel, $8 for children 12 and under; 326-6800.

MUSIC

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JAN. 8-11

NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE: Listen to classics by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky with Terrence Wilson (filling in for the internationally renowned Italian pianist Fabio Bidini, who is ill).  Details: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Avenue; $21-71; 882-8585.

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.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, JAN. 10-11

• Hear musicians Chris Pendleton and David Levesque serve up comedy and show off their talents on the violin. Details: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $20 in advance, $22 at the door; 818-1000; dvpac.net.

SUNDAY, JAN. 11

• Listen to period stringed instruments and concertos at  “Interpreti Veneziani.”  Details: 7 p.m.; University of Arizona’s Crowder Hall, at the UA School of Music Building on the southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard; $37-47; 621-3341.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, JAN. 9-11

• Look for fresh ideas at the Arizona State Home Show,  featuring free antique evaluations with Gary Sohmers of PBS’s “The Antiques Roadshow,” Russ Hemmis of HGTV’s “Design on a Dime” and “24 Hour Design,” and a raffle of a $10,000 Home Improvement Prize. Details: noon-7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday; $8 adults, children under 16 get in free; special discount — 2 for 1 admission for seniors on Jan. 9 only; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; (800)690-1993.

SATURDAY, JAN. 10

• Toast the New Year to health and peace with vendors of creative arts and healing items at the Arts and Well Being Festival.  Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 437 W. Thurber Road; free; nancyastro@yahoo.com.

• Attend 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.

• Have fun with contests, dancing and lots of family entertainment at the Classic Car Show at Little Anthony’s Diner.  Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; free, but donations will be taken for local children’s charities; 886-9428.

• Bring the kids, dress in period clothes, have your picture taken, and take a tour during  “Living History at the Presidio.”  Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Presidio San Agustin de Tucson, at Washington Street and Church Avenue; free; 884-4214.

• Take in free lectures on the fine art of selecting quality turquoise at the Silver Sun Turquoise Jewelry Show and Sale of rare and collectible American turquoise, featuring exquisite handmade American Indian jewelry. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with lectures at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

FRIDAY, JAN. 9

• Learn all about roses at the winter gardening demonstration presented by Pima County Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14

• Learn about different types of massage, bodywork and energy work and explore the science behind this ancient healing art at the  “Savvy Consumer’s Guide to Massage.”  Details: 9 a.m.; Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $45; 326-7700.

• Explore the cultural heritage of Oaxaca, Mexico  and its rich folk-art traditions during a virtual tour with CRIZMAC Gallery’s Stevie Mack and Kitty Williams and learn more about the pottery, textiles and woodcarvings, including works by well-known art-producing families. Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; 622-6014.

BOOKS

SATURDAY, JAN. 10

• Meet author J.A. Jance and Arizona Daily Star cartoonist David Fitzimmons and others in the publishing field and learn how to be an empowered library user of multimedia technologies and Web-based services at the Oro Valley Library Book Festival.  Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Jance there 9-11 a.m., Fitzimmons there 1-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

OUTDOORS

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.

THURSDAY, JAN. 8

• Take a 30-minute, half-mile walk around the Red Hills Visitors’ Center to look for signs of life in the desert. Details: 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee; 733-5158.

SUNDAY, JAN. 11

• Bring a lawn chair, warm clothing and/or a blanket for a campfire talk on the patio of the Red Hills Visitor Center as you watch the moonrise over the mountain.  Details: 7:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Grab water and a snack and join a park ranger for a guided hike with llamas to learn about the behavior and benefits of llamas as eco-friendly pack animals. Details: 10 a.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive north of Oracle; free with $6 park entrance fee; reservations required; (520) 896-2425.

CHILDREN

SATURDAY, JAN. 10

• Don’t miss the  “Festival of Friendship”  Japanese New Year celebration, featuring storytelling, Japanese classical dance, calligraphy, Origami and more. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

• Let the Red Cross show you some basic First Aid tips and tricks during the program  “Basic First Aid for Kids.”  Details: 3 p.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; 579-0303.

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.

• Meet new artists and view their work during the Gallery Row Art Walk.  Details: 5-7:30 p.m.; northeast corner of Campbell Avenue and Skyline Drive; free; 577-6301.

THURSDAY-THURSDAY, JAN. 8-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.

JAN. 10

• Glass artist Paul Anders-Stout will give a talk titled “The Art of Glass Making,” as part of his and other glass artists’ exhibition “New Glass Art” at the Tangerine Gallery. Details: Anders-Stout talk is 2-3 p.m.; 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road; exhibition runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Jan. 17; 326-5028.

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. Fort 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.

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