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Posted: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:21 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

1 a Minute Live Supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure (PG-13)

Case 39 (R)

Let Me In (R)

The Social Network (PG-13)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3D (PG)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (PG-13)

You Again (PG)

Alpha and Omega 3D (PG)

Devil (PG-13)

Easy A (PG-13)

The Town (R)

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (R)

The American (R)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 1-888-AMC4FUN

Case 39 (R)

Hatchet II (NR)

Let Me In (R)

The Social Network (PG-13)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole IMAX 3D (PG)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3D (PG)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (PG-13)

You Again (PG)

Devil (PG-13)

Easy A (PG-13)

The Town (R)

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (R)

Inception (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Re-Release (PG-13)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG-13)

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG)

Ramona and Beezus (G)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (PG)

Predators (R)

The Last Airbender (PG)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

The Karate Kid (2010) (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Case 39 (R)

Let Me In (R)

The Social Network (PG-13)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (PG)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3D (PG)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (PG-13)

You Again (PG)

Alpha and Omega 3D (PG)

Devil (PG-13)

Easy A (PG-13)

The Town (R)

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (R)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

THEATER

Thursday, Oct. 7

• Help raise funds for the Ironwood Ridge High School Musical Club as it presents Broadway Showcase with songs and scenes from Broadway shows. Details: 6 p.m.; Ironwood Ridge High School Auditorium, 2475 W. Naranja Dr.; $8, $7 seniors, $6 students; 407-4244.

Friday, Oct. 8

• Enjoy the stand-up comedy of Jerry Seinfeld and his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Details: 7 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $48-78; 800-745-3000.

Saturday, Oct. 9

• Laugh out loud at the hilarious storytelling of comedian Gabriel Iglesias. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $28-75; 800-344-9435.

• Enjoy the many characters of Kevin Johnson. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $15-25, $10-20 in advance; 800-745-3000.

MUSIC

Thursday, Oct. 7

• Listen to the jazz and vocals of the Nightbird Trio . Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy an evening of chamber music at the St. Philip's In The Hills Friends of Music concert Four Early 19th-Century Composers and Their Pursuit of Romantic Enlightenment. Details: 7 p.m.; Bloom Music Center, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; admission by donation; 299-6421.

• Hop aboard the Chattanooga Choo Choo and join the Manhattan Dolls on a sentimental journey through the music of the '30s and '40s. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $24, $22 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to the opening concert of the UA Wind Ensemble and Chamber Players. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $5; 621-2998.

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 9 & 10

• Enjoy the chamber choir and orchestra Tucson Chamber Artists presenting Majestic Mozart. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Catalina Foothills High School Auditorium, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; or 2 p.m. Sunday; Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $20-30, students free; 401-2651.

Sunday, Oct. 10

• Enjoy the Interfaith Community Services' 25th anniversary concert featuring Native American flute player R. Carlos Nakai and internationally known classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala. Details: 3-5 p.m.; St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $10; 297-6049.

• Listen to the jazz violin of Christian Howes at the Tucson Jazz Society's Jazz Under the Stars fall series. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave; $20, $15 members, $10 military; 903-1265.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, Oct. 8

• Help raise funds for Angel Charity at their Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament with a buffet dinner and prizes awarded to the top 8 winners. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Skyline Country Club; $250; www.angelcharity.org.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 8-10

• Discover new ideas for your home at the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association Home and Garden Show featuring hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest in home improvement, and patio and outdoor living. Details: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $8, under 12 free; discounts available; 795-3025.

• Celebrate the richness and diversity of the living and traditional arts of Southern Arizona's folk and ethnic communities at Tucson Meet Yourself featuring ethnic food, performances and folk arts demonstrations. Details: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; El Presidio Park, downtown Tucson.

• Bring the whole family for the Rincon 10 Family Gaming Convention. Details: 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $6-16, 3-day pass available; 791-4101.

Saturday, Oct. 9

• Go Red for Women - Shop for a Cause with vendors selling cosmetics, fashions, purses, jewelry, kitchen items and more to benefit the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; University of Phoenix, River Road Campus, 555 E. River Rd.; free admission; 241-2458.

• Help promote hope towards recovery at NAMI's Unmasking Mental Illness - Recovery Celebration with guest speakers, dinner and a silent auction. Details: 5:30 p.m.; $30, $25 members; 622-5582 or www.namisa.org.

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 9-10

• Browse a variety of works at the Running Bear Art Show. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; free admission; 825-2818.

• Browse native and drought-adapted plants including ones for small places at the Desert Corner Plant Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Tohono Chul Park, east side of the park, north of education center, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free admission; 742-6455.

• Enjoy German culture at Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon. Details: 12-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free admission; Ski Valley; 576-1400.

Sunday, Oct. 10

• Enjoy the Tucson Botanical Gardens by candlelight with live music and catered delights by Acacia at Butterfly Affaire: A Wicked Evening, the Grand Preview Party of the Butterfly Magic tropical butterfly exhibit and the opening of Wicked Plants, an interactive and theatrical exhibit that investigates the more nefarious segments of the Plant Kingdom. Details: 5-8:30 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $150; 326-9686, Ext. 13.

Monday to Saturday, Oct. 11-Apr. 30

• Step into a tropical greenhouse and be transported on a global quest for the most beautiful, exotic and rare butterflies of the world at Butterfly Magic. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. except holidays; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $6.50 children; 326-9686.

• Learn about a variety of plants that can be harmful or even deadly at the new exhibit Wicked Plants. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily except holidays; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8, $3.50 children; 326-9686.

Through Sunday, Oct. 31

• Visit the haunted township Nightfall with hideous beasts and monsters, ghoulish stunts, and frightening shows at Old Tucson Studios. Details: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday; 6 p.m.-midnight, Friday-Saturday; 201 S. Kinney Rd.; $25, $20 under 12; 883-0100.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Oct. 7

• Take a Quick Craft Class: Mini Potion Vials to create your own special fragrance in a mini vial and then decorate and customize your bottle led by a master blender from Body & Soul. Details: 6-7 p.m.; Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell; $10, $8 members; 881-0606.

Friday, Oct. 8

• Let the Master Gardeners tell you all about Tasks for October such as choices for fall planting and forcing bulbs for Christmas. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 220-5300.

Saturday, Oct. 9

• Take a field trip to the Amerind Foundation nestled in the Little Dragoon Mountains of southeastern Arizona led by anthropologist Ron Bridgemon to see a private collection of Native American art and artifacts sponsored by the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Details: 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $70, $65 members; 326-9686.

• Learn about the Artistry and History of Mata Ortiz from archeologist Stuart Scott and John Bezy, with a demonstration by artist Oralia Lopez. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

• Get help on selecting the right trees for your property and keeping them healthy from horticulturist and docent Solveig Palanek at her class Trees for Tucson. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $10 members; 326-9686.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

• Learn about the Spanish History of Florida and the Gulf Coast as only historian Jack Lasseter can tell it, the first part of a six-part series. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; reservations required along with a can of food for donation to the Catalina Community Services Food Bank; 622-6014.

Wednesdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 10

• Develop skills in identifying birds, focusing on profile, general impression, habitat, bird topography, flight patterns, voice identification, and conservation issues at the Tucson Audubon Moving to Mastery -- Lifelong Birding Series. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Tucson Audubon offices, University Blvd.; $285, $250 members; 629-0510 x7012.

OUTDOORS

Thursday, Oct. 7

• Take a walk for a look into the lives of our wildlife neighbors with naturalist and author Pinau Merlin at Home is Where the Hole Is. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park; $10; 615-7855.

Friday, Oct. 8

• Take a 4-mile moderate guided Pima Canyon Interpretive Hike and meander up the canyon to learn about common local plants, birds, and other wildlife. Details: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; free; 615-7855.

• Bring a flashlight and a lawn chair and Spend A Night with the Stars and Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers providing an introduction to the night sky with telescopes set up for celestial viewing. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd.; free; 615-7855.

Saturday, Oct. 9

• Take a Honeybee Canyon Park Birding Walk with birding expert Marjorie Flory to spot Gambel's quail, verdins, gnatcatchers and other birds of the southwest desert. Details: 7:30-9:30 a.m.; Honeybee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 615-7855.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 7-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park at 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free, call 615-7855 for meeting location.

CHILDREN

Thursday, Oct. 7

• Bring the kids for Family Astronomy: Night Sky to learn about stars, planets and constellations with indoor and outdoor activities for families with children ages 7 or older. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday, Oct. 9

• Use a variety of materials including raffia, paper plates and cups, pipe cleaners, cardboard and foam shapes to make unique wearable works of art at the Art with Nina sixth annual mask making event. Details: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Rd.; free; serena@strongpointpr.com.

• Create a mini witch's spell book at the Kids Create Family Fun Program. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell; $7, $5 youth ages 4-17; 881-0606.

HEALTH

Thursday, Oct. 7

• Discover Hidden Sleep Disorders and improve your sleep quality, comfort, and safety with information from Dr. Jyotsna Sahni at the Commit to be Fit series. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd., Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

Friday to Saturday, Oct. 8-9

• Take a multidisciplinary approach to women's health and empowerment at Women's Wellness Advance conference. Details: 5:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday; Microbusiness Advancement Center, 320 N. Commerce Park Loop; $59; 248-8989 or www.epicenterllc.com.

Saturday, Oct. 9

• Get the latest information from three physicians on diagnosing and treating prostate cancer, robotic surgery for urological conditions, and male reproductive health issues at the Carondelet Health Network Men's Health Event. Details: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St.; free; nmcmoore@yahoo.com or www.carondelet.org

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