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Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 12:00 am | Updated: 8:04 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A compilation of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural activities in the area.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Quantum of Solace (PG-13)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

Role Models (R)

Soul Men (R)

The Hauntings of Molly Hartley (PG-13)

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (R)

Changeling (R)

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (G)

Pride and Glory (R)

Saw V (R)

W. (PG-13)

RocknRolla (R)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG)

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Quantum of Solace (PG-13)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

Role Models (R)

Soul Men (R)

The Haunting of Molly Hartley (PG-13)

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (R)

Changeling (R)

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (G)

Pride and Glory (R)

Saw V (R)

Max Payne (PG-13)

The Secret Life of Bees (PG-13)

W. (PG-13)

RocknRolla (R)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG)

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

Appaloosa (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

City of Ember (PG)

Flash of Genius (PG-13)

Ghost Town (PG-13)

Igor (PG)

Righteous Kill (R)

Traitor (PG-13)

The House Bunny (PG-13)

Tropic Thunder (R)

Pineapple Express (R)

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

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

Role Models (R)

Soul Men (R)

The Haunting of Molly Hartley (PG-13)

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (R)

Changeling (R)

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (G)

Pride and Glory (R)

Saw V (R)

Max Payne (PG-13)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG)

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

Appaloosa (R)

THEATER

THROUGH NOV. 13

• Hearken back to the golden days of radio with a live radio play, ”It’s a Wonderful Life,” which is based on the classic film of the 1940s and tells the beloved story of George Bailey, the unsung hero of Bedford Falls, whose countless small deeds matter in the lives of his friends and neighbors. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center in SaddleBrooke, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $16; 818-1000.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, NOV. 13-16

• Laugh out loud at Steve Martin’s tongue-in-cheek comedy “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” which describes a fictional meeting of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in Paris in 1904. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College’s Black Box Theater, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $15; 206-6986.

SATURDAY, NOV. 15

• Drift back in time to 1939 as Libby Skala performs a one-woman show about the life of her grandmother, actress Lilia Skala, who was forced to flee Austria from Hitler’s onslaught and became a political refugee in America. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $22, $25 at the door; 818-1000.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, NOV. 15-16

• Enjoy the creative genius of Gilbert and Sullivan in “The Mikado,” a lavish comedy reflecting the social milieu and mores of 19th century England. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-$100; 293-4336.

THROUGH NOV. 16

• Beowulf Alley Theatre presents “Noche de los Muertos” (in English), directed by Sheldon Metz. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 1:30 p.m. Sundays; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. Sixth Ave.; $20; 882-0555 or www.beowulfalley.org.

MUSIC

FRIDAY, NOV. 14

• Hear music of the Western frontier during a concert by the Old Arizona Brass Band. Details: 7 p.m.; Canyon Del Oro Baptist Church, 9200 N. Oracle Road; $10; 797-3959.

• Listen to the beguiling and melodic pop-rock songs of Chris Holiman and the Downtown Saints. Details: 6 p.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 579-0303.

• Experience the artistic, powerful, and physically demanding discipline of ensemble drumming, which first began in ancient Japan as a form of communication, during a concert by the Odaiko Sonora Taiko Drumming Ensemble. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $15, $20 at the door; 818-1000.

SUNDAY, NOV. 16

• Hear Steven Moeckel on violin and Paula Fan on piano during a classical music concert at the Tucson Symphony Center. Details: 2 p.m.; 2175 North Sixth Ave.; $25; 882-8585.

• Hear a classical performance by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra at the DesertView Performing Arts Center. Details: 3 p.m.; 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $20; 818-1000.

• Enjoy fifteen harps playing together during a Harpfusion concert directed by Carrol McGlaughlin. Details: 2:30 p.m.; Vista de la Montaña United Methodist Church, Oracle Road south of Golder Ranch Road; free but donation requested; 825-1985.

• Catch the first Dove Mountain Bluegrass Jams session at the group’s new location, the patio adjacent to the Expresso Drini coffee shop at the Dove Mountain Retail Center. Details: 3-5 p.m.; corner of Tangerine Road and Dove Mountain Boulevard; free; 579-5918.

• Catch the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Guild of Organists’ annual showcase recital. Details: 2:30 p.m.; St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free but donation requested; 299-6421 or www.agosaz.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, NOV. 13

• Experience a diverse group of visiting writers and poets during a poetry reading at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Details: 8 p.m.; Gallagher Theater, 1209 E. University Blvd.; free; 626-4310.

FRIDAY, NOV. 14

• Take the Tucson Ghost Tour through downtown, stopping at the best … ahem … haunts, and hear the stories behind ghostly sightings at the Pioneer Hotel, Hotel Congress, the Fox Theatre and many other landmarks in the city center. Details: 7 p.m.; starts at Tucson’s visitor center, 110 S. Church Ave.; $13, reservations required; 432-3308.

SATURDAY, NOV. 15

• Experience the sights and sounds of Australia as Lariats & Lace goes “down under” for a charity event with authentic Aussie food, cocktails at the reef bar, music by the Michael Charles Blues Band and live and silent auctions. Details: 6 p.m.; Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. Andrews Drive; $175; proceeds benefit the Arizona Blind and Deaf Children’s Foundation; 577-3700.

• Meet artist Young Cage at a photography exhibit reception at the Western National Parks Association. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

• Support Tortolita Middle School while enjoying local crafters, musicians, dancers and food at Novemberfest. Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4101 W. Hardy Road; free; tortolitascc@hotmail.com.

• 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, NOV. 16

• Take a driving tour of public art in Oro Valley on a private coach bus with guide Jane Hallett to explore a variety of art. Details: 1 p.m.; starts at Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $42 for general admission, $35 for members; 326-9686.

TUESDAY, NOV. 18

• See what Teen Challenge of Arizona is doing in the community through its outreach programs during its fund-raising banquet. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Holiday Inn, 4550 S. Palo Verde Blvd.; $35 for general admission, $280 for a table of eight; 887-8773, ext. 112.

THROUGH DEC. 20

• Buy unique and affordable art perfect for holiday gift giving at the Holiday Bazaar. Details: 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; WomanKraft Art Gallery, 388 S. Stone Ave.; free; 629-9976 or www.womankraft.org.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, NOV. 13

• Learn how to boost productivity, stop being too busy and take back your life during a workshop titled “Time Thieves,” offered as part of the PHASE/Y Works Employment Training and Development Program for Women. Details: 3 p.m.; YWCA Frances McClelland Leadership Center, 525 N. Bonita Ave.; $20; 884-7810.

• Hear historian Rick Collins give a history talk about the details of a Spanish soldier’s life at the Tucson Presidio. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

• Learn how to grow African violets in the desert during a gardening class led by Allan Reith Sr., a local award-winning grower, and participate in a hands-on session on leaf propagation. Details: 6 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 North Alvernon Way; $14 for general admission, $7 for members; 326-9686.

FRIDAY, NOV. 14

• Plan your specialty garden for butterflies and birds during a gardening class with the Pima County Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m., Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, free; 626-5161.

SATURDAY, NOV. 15

• Take a cooking class from Tucson’s esteemed Chef Janos, and learn how to make some of his favorite Thanksgiving dishes, including roast turkey adobado with blue cornbread and mushroom stuffing, maple syrup and smoked poblano gravy. Details: 1 p.m.; Janos Restaurant, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; $50; 615-6100.

• Bring your sketchpad and pencils for a drawing session with a live figure model. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Tangerine Gallery, 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 326-5028.

• Take a money strategies class and learn strategies for making the most of your savings and investments during retirement. Details: 10 a.m.; Hughes Federal Credit Union, 971 W. Wetmore Road; free; 794-8341.

• Create journal notebooks with stitched bindings in the traditional Japanese style during a craft class with easy step-by-step instructions. Details: 9 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 North Alvernon Way; $65 for general admission, $55 for members, plus $8 materials fee; 326-9686.

• Told from the Native American perspective, the film “Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School” gives voice to the countless Indian children forced by the U.S. government to attend boarding school to learn Western ways. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; reservations required, 622-6014.

TUESDAY, NOV. 18

• Hear Professor Dante Lauretta present a talk titled “The Science and Exploration of Near-Earth Asteroids.” Details: 7:30 p.m.; Room 308 of the Kuiper Space Sciences building, 1629 E. University Blvd.; free; 621-4861.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19

• Explore the creative and personal unions of artistic couples Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Steiglitz as speaker Kitty Williams looks at the productive, colorful, and sometimes difficult lives of the artists in these celebrated duos during an art talk. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association; 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; reservations required; 622-6014.

BOOKS

THURSDAY, NOV. 13

• Discuss the book “Luncheon of the Boating Party” by Susan Vreeland with the Contemporary Fiction Book Discussion group. Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

OUTDOORS

SUNDAY, NOV. 16

• Take a guided hike through Oracle State Park with llamas, and learn about the behavior and benefits of llamas as eco-friendly pack animals. Details: 9 a.m.; 3820 Wildlife Drive; $6 park entrance fee; reservations required; (520) 896-2425.

VISUAL ART

FRIDAY, NOV. 14

• See a demonstration of backstrap weaving and take advantage of good prices on textiles, purses and scarves at the Guatemalan Sale. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park’s children’s ramada; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free; 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.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, NOV. 15-16

• See a pottery demonstration by Juan Quezada, the man who founded a celebrated ceramic arts tradition in his village of Mata Ortiz, and by members of his family. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Heritage Highlands Clubhouse, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd.; free; 744-0639.

SUNDAY, NOV. 16

• Hear Yaqui Artist Louis David Valenzuela talk about his culture during a woodcarving demonstration. Details: 11 a.m.-3 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 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 DEC. 5

• The arroyos, hills and canyons around Tucson are the subjects for an exhibit of paintings by local artist Jim Waid. Details: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays; Pima Community College’s West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road; free; 206-6942.

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.

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 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.

CHILDREN

SATURDAY, NOV. 15

• See a Musical Magic for Kids performance by the Civic Orchestra of Tucson that introduces children to various ways of making sounds, including banging, plucking and buzzing. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Town Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 797-3959.

• Make wooden spoons into people with google eyes, glue, yarn, and markers during a craft workshop.  Details: 3 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

• Meet story characters Maya and Miguel, Clifford, and Curious George at the fifth annual Story Town in Jácome Plaza event. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., free; 721-2334.

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