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Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:36 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Astro Boy (PG)

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

Saw VI (R)

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

The Stepfather (PG-13)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Capitalism: A Love Story (R)

Paranormal Activity (R)

Toy Story 1 in 3D (G)

Toy Story 2 in 3D (G)

Zombieland (R)

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

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Amelia (PG)

Astro Boy (PG)

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

Saw VI (R)

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

The Stepfather (PG-13)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Paranormal Activity (R)

Whip It (PG-13)

Zombieland (R)

Surrogates (PG-13)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Gamer (R)

Ponyo (G)

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

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

G-Force (PG)

The Ugly Truth (R)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

The Proposal (PG-13)

The Hangover (R)

Up (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Astro Boy (PG)

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

Saw VI (R)

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D (PG)

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

The Stepfather (PG-13)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Paranormal Activity (R)

Zombieland (R)

Surrogates (PG-13)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

THEATER

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 1

• Enjoy Ballet Tucson's season opening featuring Esmeralda, Giselle Act II and Masquerade at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. Details: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 5 p.m. Sunday; 1737 E. University Blvd.; $25-75; 903-1445.

Thursday to Sunday, Nov. 5-15

• Enjoy a classic English comedy set in the 1940s, See How They Run, about a nosy spinster who becomes convinced that her revered vicar's wife is having an affair. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College Black Box Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $15; 206-6986.

Through Saturday, 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.

MUSIC

Thursday to Friday, Oct. 29-30

• Enjoy Strauss, Lizst & Poetry–TSO Classic Series featuring soloist Elizabeth Futral and featuring a new musical form, the symphonic tone poem. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $18-70; 882-8585.

Friday, Oct. 30

• Take a trip down memory with folk music hits of The New Christy Minstrels, spanning more than 40 years since their national television debut. Details: 2 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $40, $35 in advance; 818-1000.

Saturday, Oct. 31

• Internationally known composer, former Tucson Symphony composer in residence Stephen Paulus, will discuss his compositional style and conduct the audience in two choral pieces. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 572-4206.

Sunday, Nov. 1

• Bring a lawn chair and enjoy music, food, arts, and crafts at the Tucson Western Music Festival. Details: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Wedding Park at Pantano Stables, 4450 S. Houghton Road; $20, $15 in advance; 647-3234.

• Listen to the TSO String Quartet Recital Series. Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; $20; 882-8585.

Thursday, Nov. 5

• Listen to the DeGrazia Guitar Band featuring the Spanish guitar music of Domingo DeGrazia and the percussion and drums of Grammy nominated artist Jim Pavett. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $18, $12 members; 742-6455.

Saturday, Nov. 7

• Listen to the eclectic sounds of jazz/bluegrass/world music infused original compositions by The Ironwood Duo in concert, a fundraiser for the Western National Parks Association. Details: 1 p.m.; 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $15, $12 members (must be prepaid); 622-6014.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Oct. 29

• Benefit El Rio Community Health Center's children immunization program at El Rio's Raise the Pepper!  charity dinner. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive; $200; 205-4947.

• Experience the culture of the Mexican/Aztecs from an indigenous perspective through the mediums of music, oral tradition stories, poetry, and narratives by Michael Heralda in Aztec Stories. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $18, $12 members; 742-6455.

Friday, Oct. 30

• Take a downtown walking Ghost Girl Tour of historic hauntings. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Jacome Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave.; $10; 293-1455.

• Share the insights of SaddleBrooke author Betsy Harrigan about writing a terrifying novel of the events leading up to the horror of Sept. 11, 2001, in her book 9800 Savage Road: A Novel of the National Security Agency with hors d'oeuvre and cash bar following her presentation. Details: 3 p.m.; MountainView Country Club Ballroom, SaddleBrooke; $15; 818-1000.

• Celebrate the folklore and artistry of the Day of the Dead – El Día de los Muertos at the Park After Dark event with performances by the Dambe Drummers and Flam Chen, storytelling by Zarco Guerrero, refreshments, and a community altar where visitors are encouraged to add mementos and memorial cards. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $5, children free; 742-6455.

Friday to Saturday, Oct. 30-31

• See the Mini-Time Museum of Miniatures 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; 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive; 881-0606.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1

• Browse the Southwest Flair A-Fair Fine Art and Craft Fair with unique artwork to benefit the Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Plaza Palomino; free admission.

Saturday, Oct. 31

• Watch over 15 southern Arizona bands perform and compete for top honors at March the Ridge, Ironwood Ridge High School's Marching Band Invitational. Details: 12-7 p.m., Ironwood Ridge High School Stadium; $5, $3 students; www.marchtheridge.com.

• Help raise funds for the Ironwood Ridge High School Boys Basketball Booster Club at their golf tournament. Details: MountainView golf course, SaddleBrooke; 241-1105.

• Bring cans of food for the Community Food Bank, new unwrapped toys and gifts for the Santa Cop program, and enjoy the cars and activities for kids at the Cops & Rodders Car Show to benefit the Tucson Police Foundation community outreach programs. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Hi Corbett Field Parking Lot, 3400 E. Camino Campestre; free; 207-2878.

• Browse the Northwest Community Friends Church Rummage Sale benefit for the Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Details: 7 a.m.; 5950 N. La Canada Drive; free admission; www.tucsonfriends.org.

• Buy baked treats and get some bargains at the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 rummage and bake sale. Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; 16045 North Oracle Road.

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 1

• Explore the latest advances for better homes and better living, with an emphasis on sustainability and fitting in with the natural environment homes on the Tucson Innovative Home Tour. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Solar Institute; $10/two-day ticket, bring a friend for $5 (homes located throughout Tucson metro area, directions provided); 792-6578.

• View resident, award-winning fine art at the SaddleBrooke Fine Art Guild Fair. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 N. MountainView Blvd.; free; 825-5256.

Through Saturday, Oct. 31

• 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.

Monday, Nov. 2

• Take a tour of any of Pima Community Colleges six campuses at the open house dedication of the new Student Services Centers. Details: 12:30-2:30 p.m.; free; www.pima.edu.

Through Monday, 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.

 Through 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.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Oct. 29

• Take a fascinating look into the lives of our wildlife neighbors with naturalist and author Pinau Merlin as he leads a walk to show that Home Is Where the Hole Is. Details: 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; $10; 615-7855.

Friday, Oct. 30

• Let the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension center's master gardeners help you make Your Rose Garden Choices. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, Oct. 31

• Learn about the virtues and cautions of the therapeutic use of our native flora as medicinal plant expert Charles W. Kane discusses his books Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest and Herbal Medicine: Trends and Traditions. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Sunday, Nov. 1

• Avoid family anguish later by planning and talking now at Law Professor Kenney Hegland's presentation Elder Care Is Not Just for Our Elders: Advance Directives. Details: 10:15-11:15 a.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 299-6421.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

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

Wednesday, Nov. 4

• Write your story, a family history, or memoir in a protective and supportive environment with tips from local authors and publishers. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 219-8090.

OUTDOORS

Sunday, Nov. 1

• Help restore healthy habitat in Sabino Canyon by volunteering to remove invasive giant reeds. Details: 7:45 a.m.-noon; 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free; 971-2385.

Saturday, Nov. 7

• Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Tucson Audubon with a Birdday Party at Agua Linda Farm with activities for the whole family including a petting zoo. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; just east of I-19 at the Agua Linda Road exit; $10; children free; 622-5622

CHILDREN

Thursday, Oct. 29

• Be Halloween-ready by making paper bag pumpkins. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Friday, Oct. 30

• Kids can have a safe alternative to the more traditional trick-or-treat at the La Paloma Academy Halloween Haunt and Harvest Fest with candy, games, obstacle course, jumping castles, dunk tank, and more. Details: 6-9 p.m.; 8140 E. Golf Links Road; 733-7373.

Friday to Saturday, Oct. 30-31

• Take a wagon rides to and from a 50-acre pumpkin patch, find your way through the corn maze, and visit corn haunted house at the Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; nighttime flashlight maze 5 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday; 17000 W. Ajo Way, Three Points; $4-10; 822-2277.

Saturday Oct. 31

• Bring the kids for a Halloween Carnival with costume contests, jumping castles, face painting, gypsy fortune tellers, caramel apples, s'mores, and more. Details: 6 p.m.-midnight; St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Road; $5; 299-9063.

Monday, Nov. 2

• Love to read? Not so sure? The Book Posse is a book club for teens and their parents to share reading, discussions, each other's company and cookies with a different book chosen each month. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road; free; 594-5365.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

• Make tissue paper corn decorations. 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 Friday, Oct. 29-Jan. 8, 2010

• View World Adventures in Watercolor with contemporary American artist Glenna Gilbert-Jones and other renowned artists. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Toscana Studio and Gallery, 9040 N. Oracle Road, Suite A; free; 575-1445.

Opening Sunday, Nov. 1

• See bold, dramatic new paintings from Diana Madaras' travels through Europe, Colorado, South Dakota and Arizona at the Colors of the World exhibit. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; free; 615-3001.

FILM

Wednesday, Nov. 4

• Enjoy the Hillsong United documentary We're All in this Together. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Century Theatres, Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road; www.fathomevents.com.

HEALTH

Tuesday, Nov. 3

• Explore the benefits of the hospice program that supports those facing the end of life and helps you understand your choices. Details: 10-11 a.m.; TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot; free; 400-0274.

Through Monday, Nov. 23

• Bring a bag of non-perishable food items to be donated to the Gospel Rescue mission in exchange for a free consultation and exam from Casabona Chiropractic. Details: 7562 N. La Cholla Blvd.; 498-9984.

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