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Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:19 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Daybreakers (R)

Leap Year (PG)

Youth in Revolt (R)

It's Complicated (R)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG)

Avatar (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Invictus (PG-13)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Up in the Air (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Daybreakers (R)

Leap Year (PG)

Youth in Revolt (R)

It's Complicated (R)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG)

Avatar (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG-13)

The Young Victoria (PG)

Invictus (PG-13)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Up in the Air (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Box (PG-13)

The Fourth Kind (PG-13)

Amelia (PG)

Astro Boy (PG)

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (PG-13)

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Zombieland (R)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Daybreakers (R)

Leap Year (PG)

Youth in Revolt (R)

It's Complicated (R)

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG)

Avatar (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG-13)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Up in the Air (R)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

THEATER

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 15-24

• Check out some R-rated fun, including all manner of tacky inappropriate behavior and bad language, raucously incorporated in the upbeat jazz / country / blues / gospel Great American Trailer Park Musical presented by Arizona Onstage Productions. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $27.50; 882-6574.

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 16-17

• Enjoy a performance of Rachel and Juliet, with Lynn Redgrave starring in a one-woman show which pays tribute to her mother, actress Rachel Kempson. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $42; 882-9721.

Tuesday to Sunday, Jan. 19-24

• Enjoy the hilarious film now a smash hit musical Legally Blonde. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $27-63; 800-745-3000.

Through Saturday, March 27

• Catch the 1810 revolutionary spirit as a man becomes an outlaw in the process of reclaiming his family's estate from the greedy relatives who cheated him out of it, in the comedy The Cisco Kid. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 6:30 & 9 p.m. Saturday; 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95; 886-9428.

Through Sunday, Jan. 24

• Enjoy the musical theater production Big River of the Huckleberry Finn story set in music. Details: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Red Barn Theater Company, 948 N. Main Ave.; $15, $12 seniors/students; 622-6973.

MUSIC

Thursday-Friday & Sunday, Jan. 14-15 & 17

• Enjoy the Nordic Favorites Classics Series performed by Joyce Yang, silver medalist at the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Details: 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $20-72; 321-1000.

Saturday, Jan. 16

• Listen to the signature tenor voice and music of Art Garfunkel, who has been a force in music since he and Paul Simon landed their first recording contract in 1957. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $32-82; 321-1000.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday to Sunday, Jan. 14-17

• Kick up your heels at the Tucson Area Square Dance Festival, or just watch open-to-the public performances of square dancers, round dancers and cloggers. Details: Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $12-22; 820-4749 or www.sardasa.com/sacca.

Friday to Saturday, Jan. 15-16

• Amateurs, professionals, beginners, and life-long numismatists will enjoy the Tucson International Coin & Stamp Show with local and nation dealers buying selling, and trading coins, stamps, postcards, tokens, currency, gold, silver, and other collectibles. Show visitors can receive the newest state quarter free by bringing a canned food item to be donated to the Community Food Bank. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; cash donations; 241-4434.

Saturday, Jan. 16

• Get half off everything at the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Book Shoppe Fourth Birthday Event. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free admission; 229-5326.

• Join Hubbell Trader Steve Pickle for the Hubbell Trading Post Navajo Rug Show and Sale of fine contemporary Navajo weaving. Special talks describing rug styles will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 16-17

• Hear author Michael Blake (Dances with Wolves) speak about the current wild mustang situation and see demonstrations of Western and English disciplines at the Southern Arizona Horse Expo to benefit Crow Project, Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary, and Heart of Tucson. Details: University of Arizona Farm, Campbell & Roger, $10; 531-1162.

Sunday, Jan. 17

• Sell and trade tanks, cars, ships and figures at the Tucson Chapter International Plastic Modeler Society Show/Swap Meet. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 3445 N. Dodge Blvd.; free admission; 795-2101.

• See Tucson's top chefs battle it out for the title of Iron Chef Tucson at the Diamond Center. Details: 5 p.m.; Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Road; $30-55, $25-50 in advance; 800-745-3000.

Monday, Jan. 18

• Enjoy an auction, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and dance music by The Desert Cadillacs at the Talk of the Town benefit for Youth on their Own. Details: 6-11 p.m.; Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive; $95; 293-1136.

Through Friday, April 30

• 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.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Jan. 14

• Listen to a provocative record of changing social attitudes toward diversity in the 1930s through the 1990s in Karen J. Leong's talk on Hollywood films, A Present Absence: Hollywood's History of American Diversity, made possible by the Arizona Humanities Council. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Nanini Public Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road; free; 594-5365.

• Learn more about volunteering, its physical and mental benefits, and create your own style of fun through socialization, peer connections, and learning at the Fit for Life 50+ program Planning for Today and Tomorrow: Volunteer. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free; 594-5200.

• Hear tales and see photos of Tucsonan Sirena Dufault's hike across the state on the Arizona Trail to raise awareness of fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition that she has had for 13 years. Details: 8 p.m.; Summit Hut, 5045 E. Speedway Blvd.; free; www.aztrail4fms.org.

Thursday & Saturday,Jan. 14 & 16

• Take a docent led Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site Tour and learn to make beneficial use of rainwater run-off and reduce soil erosion. Details: 8-9 a.m. Thursday & Saturday, 1-2 p.m. Saturday; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 622-3861.

Friday, Jan. 15

• Tomatoes! Tomatoes! Get Started Now! with tips from the Pima County Cooperative Extension Center Master Gardeners. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, Jan. 16

• Listen to Evelyne Tannehill, author of Abandoned and Forgotten: An Orphan Girl's Tale of Survival During World War II, speaking on her childhood experiences growing up in Prussia during Hitler's regime. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

• Let writer Marge Pelligrino share strategies to transform trash into treasure. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free (adults & teens); 594-5200.

• Learn about Buffelgrass: Saguaro National Park's Greatest Threat, how to identify it, and what you can do to help get rid of it. Details: 3-3:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Sunday, Jan. 17

• Hear about the suitor with the Sradivarious, the jousting suitor and other romantic characters at Romance in the Desert. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

• Meet the Cuckoo of the Desert in a slide presentation on the natural history and behavior of the greater roadrunner. Details: 2:15-2:45 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

• Examine how the Spanish empire defined property during the colonial period and the inevitable clash between American common law and Hispanic civil law in Arizona State Museum ethnohistorian Dr. Michael M. Brescia's presentation Whiskey Is for Drinking, Water Is for Fighting: The Living Legacies of Spanish Colonial Water Rights in Southern Arizona. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

Thursday, Jan. 14

• Learn the concepts and basic practices of natural pest management and the inherent dangers and impacts of chemical insecticides commonly used around the home from avid gardener Tom Martinez. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686.

Saturday, Jan. 16

• Attend eight hours of Trail Crew Leadership Training to learn basic trail construction and maintenance concepts if you would like to serve as a crew leader or member. Details: Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle, free, call (520) 579-3485 or (520) 780-4864 for more information.

• Plan a home orchard of citrus, figs, pecans, pomegranates, apples, apricots, peaches and more with ethnobotanist and agricultural anthropologist Nate O'Meara, M.A. at the class Fruit Trees for Tucson. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $32, $25 members; 326-9686.

Sunday, Jan. 17

• Attend a 4-5 hour Crew Leadership Course if you would like to be a segment steward of the Arizona Trail. Details: Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle, free, call (520) 579-3485 or (520) 780-4864 for more information.

Monday, Jan. 18

• Take a 45-minute Birdless Bird Walk in the Cactus Garden to learn about desert bird calls and identification. Details: 1:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

• Step right up to see and learn the ways of plants that bite back at the Weird World of Carnivorous Plants presented by Michael Chamberland, the Gardens Director of Horticulture. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686.

CHILDREN

Friday to Friday, Jan. 15-29

• Girls in the 2nd through 12th grades who want to sing can audition for the Tucson Girls Chorus and develop their talents. Details: 4-6:30 p.m.; Mehl Foothills Park, 4020 E. River Road; www.tucsongirlschorus.org.

Saturday, Jan. 16

• Brawl your way to the top at the Pima County Library's Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament with prizes for qualifying winners and trophies for final tournament winners. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free; 594-5500.

Saturdays, Jan. 16 & 30

• Register children ages 4-16 for the Canyon Del Oro Little League 2010 Baseball and T-Ball season. Details: 12-3 p.m.; Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, 9500 N. Oracle Road; 575-1140.

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday to Sunday, Jan. 14-March 7

• View art works inspired by ranching cowboys, mythic cowboys, urban cowboys, and even rodeo cowgirls including rodeo images by Cowgirl Hall of Fame photographer Louise Serpa at Tohono Chul Park's new exhibit Meanwhile Back at the Ranch. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $2-7; 742-6455.

Through Saturday, Jan. 16

• See paintings, photography and sculptures featuring works by Katie Iverson and Barbara Terkanian at the Right Brain, Left Brain: Two Artist-Biologists exhibit. Details: 12-4 p.m. Thursday, 12-5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Blue Raven Gallery, 3054 N. 1st Ave., Suite 4; free; 405-3657.

Through Friday, Feb. 12

• See how local children express their understandings of watersheds and share their view of the natural world at the Tucson's River of Words Youth Poetry and Art Traveling Exhibit of award-winning poetry and mixed media art. Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free, 615-7855.

FILM

Thursday, Jan. 14

• View the updated version of the Sierra Club film Wild vs. Wall which displays the unique and diverse natural areas along the Mexico-U.S. border and shows how border infrastructure is destroying borderland wildlife and the habitat followed by a presentation of recent developments by Dan Millis, Grand Canyon Chapter Borderlands Campaign coordinator at the Sierra Club Public Meeting. Details: 7-8:30 p.m.; Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona, 924 N. Alvernon Way; free; 326-7883.

Thursday to Sunday, Jan. 14-24

• Enjoy films celebrating Jewish themes, filmmakers, and actors at the Tucson Jewish Community Center and other movie theaters in town as part of the Annual Jewish Film Festival. Details: various movies, times, and dates; 3800 E. River Road; $8-85; 299-3000.

HEALTH

Thursday & Sunday, Jan. 14 & 17

• Learn how Coronary Artery Disease can be Reversed in a presentation by the Foundation for Cardiovascular Health. Details: Thursday, Jan. 14, 6:30-8 p.m.; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road; or Sunday, Jan. 17; 1:30-3 p.m.; Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center, 7770 N. Shannon; free; 797-2281.

Monday, Jan. 18

• Join local experts in discussing research issues at the Alzheimer's Roundtable Discussion. Details: 1-3 p.m.; TMC Senior Services El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road; free; 324-1960.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

• Explore brain health and neurological diseases with Neurologist Dr. David Teeple at the Neurological Lecture Series: Epilepsy in Older Adults. Details: 9-10:30 a.m., TMC Senior Services El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road; free; 324-1960.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

• Learn about the research of many scientists working independently and collaboratively to uncover the causes of Alzheimers and to ultimately treat and prevent it at the Alzheimer's Film Discussion: Momentum in Science ll. Details: 1:30-3:30 p.m.; TMC Senior Services El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road; free; 324-1960.

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