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Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:02 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events in the area.

MOVIES

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Max Payne (PG-13)

Sex Drive (R)

W. (PG-13)

Body of Lies (R)

City of Ember (PG)

The Express (PG)

Quarantine (R)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG)

Blindness (R)

Flash of Genius (PG-13)

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (R)

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (PG-13)

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

Fireproof (PG)

Miracle at St. Anna (R)

Nights in Rodanthe (PG-13)

Appaloosa (R)

The Duchess (PG-13)

Igor (PG)

Lakeview Terrace (PG-13)

Burn After Reading (R)

The Women (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Babylon A.D. (PG-13)

Mirrors (R)

Pineapple Express (R)

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (PG-13)

Step Brothers (R)

Mamma Mia! (PG-13)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (PG)

WALL-E (G)

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Body of Lies (R)

City of Ember (PG)

The Express (PG)

Quarantine (R)

An American Carol (PG-13)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG)

Blindness (R)

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (R)

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (PG-13)

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

Nights in Rodanthe (PG-13)

Appaloosa (R)

Lakeview Terrace (PG-13)

THEATER

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY, OCT. 17-NOV. 1

• See the play “Night of the Foolish Moon” by Luigi Jannuzzi. Details: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26; San Pedro Actors Playhouse, 730 E. American Ave.; $15 with a $1 refund at the door in exchange for a Community Food Bank donation; 896-9496.

SATURDAY TO SATURDAY OCT. 18-NOV. 8

• Arizona Theatre Company presents Tony-nominated actor Nancy Dussault as Ann Landers in “The Lady with All the Answers.” Details: call for times; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $26-$50; 622-2823.

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

• See “African Footprints,” the longest-running show from South Africa, which tells of the country’s history through breathtaking, high-energy music and dance. Details: 7 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $23-$49; 621-3341.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, OCT. 16

• Hear the William Eaton Ensemble perform. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $18 for general admission, $10 for park members; 742-6455.

FRIDAY, OCT. 17

• Experience Beatlemania all over again during a tribute by four Beatles look-alikes in “The Return.” Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $41 in advance, $45 at the door; 818-1000.

SATURDAY, OCT. 18

• Hear vocalist and wind player Richard Benetar perform music by Gershwin, Porter and Ellington. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $18 in advance, $20 at the door; 818-1000.

SUNDAY, OCT. 19

• “Legends of Jazz,” the popular PBS program that returned jazz to weekly network television, hits the stage. Details: 7 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $37-$67; 621-3364.

THURSDAY, OCT. 23

• Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster will present a show of fiery fiddling and mesmerizing step dancing. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-$38; 621-3341.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

• Listen to “Re:Formation,” a concert by the Tucson Chamber Artists. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $18;

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

• Listen to the same “Re:Formation” concert that the Tucson Chamber Artists are performing on Oct. 25, but at a different location. Details: 2 p.m.; Christ Church United Methodist, 655 N. Craycroft Road; $18; 401-2651.

SATURDAY, NOV. 1

• Experience a performance by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the premier orchestra of Israel’s capital city. Details: 8 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $28-$68; 621-3341.

FILM

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22

• See the PBS special “Cracking the Maya Code,” about how a handful of pioneers deciphered the intricate system of hieroglyphs developed by the Mayans. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

BOOKS

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22

• Discuss “Second Sunrise: A Lee Nez Novel” by Aimee and David Thurlo with the Sonoran Sleuths. Details: noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY, OCT. 22-25

• Attend the Friends Fall Book Sale and have your pick of more than 20,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos, records and audio books at great prices. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24-25; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5326.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

• Author Catherine Ellis will discuss and sign her book “Oracle and the San Pedro River Valley.” Details: 2 p.m.; Barnes and Noble, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 742-6402.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY, OCT. 17

• The Sonoran Glass Art Academy will present the Art Auction and Wearable Art Show, its biggest fund-raising event, which features work by internationally acclaimed glass artists. Details: 5-10 p.m.; Hacienda Del Sol, 5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Road; $35 (includes hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets); 884-7814.

SATURDAY, OCT. 18

• Bring the family out to the Great Pumpkin Day Carnival, an event geared toward children in the preschool-to-third-grade age range. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; southwest corner of La Cañada and Magee Road; free; 797-2925.

• Buy blackberry plants, figs, cacti, succulents, groundcover, herbs and vines at the Pima County Master Gardeners’ fall plant sale. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension office, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-5161.

• Take the Tucson Foreclosure Tour, led by a licensed real estate agent. Details: 9 a.m.; WeMoveTucson.com office, 6700 N. Oracle Road, Suite 110; free; 529-4010.

• Attend a Halloween costume party and enjoy crafts for the whole family. Details: 2 p.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

• Attend a classic car show with great door prizes. Details: 4-7 p.m.; Arizona Pavilions, corner of Interstate 10 and Cortaro Road; free; www.cruisinarizona.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.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCT. 18-19

• Begin your annual holiday treasure hunt at ArtsFest 2008, an event held by the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council that features creations from more than 150 artists and craftspeople. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; La Encantada shopping center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; free; 797-3959.

• Peruse the work of more than 70 artists in media including photography, sculpture, metal art and woodwork at the ninth annual Oro Valley Fall Art Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rooney Ranch and Target Center, corner of Oracle Road and First Avenue; free; 390-4153.

SUNDAY, OCT. 19

• Take part in the Fall Country Fair with antiques, plants, garden furniture, art and crafts. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road; free; 232-1201.

• Shop for local fruits, vegetables, meat and craft items at the St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers Market. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; St. Philip’s Plaza, southeast corner of River Road and Campbell Ave.; free; 918-9811.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22

• Decorate your very own canvas trick-or-treat backpack during a craft event. Details: 3 p.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

• Knit, crochet or weave a small section of a large freeform shawl, even if you’re a novice, during the fourth annual Tucson Wool Festival. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Withers Ranch, 4010 W. Palo Seco; free; 572-3758 or www.uniquedesignsbycathy.com.

• Check out the Marana Heritage Festival for history displays, arts and crafts, mesquite pod milling and a community performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Marana Heritage Park Farm, 12375 N. Heritage Park Drive; free; 622-0525, ext. 249.

CHILDREN

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

• Children can interact with musicians and their instruments while experiencing music, theater and dance during the Musical Magic for Kids interactive concert. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Town of Oro Valley’s council chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 797-3959.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, OCT. 16

• Attend a workshop titled “People Keys: How to Make Bad Work Relationships Good and Good Work Relationships Better.” Details: 3-5 p.m.; YWCA Frances McClelland Center, 525 N. Bonita Ave.; $20; 884-7810, ext. 113.

• Hear a talk titled “The Deep Structure of early Archaic Rock Art: Human Universals” by archaeologist Ekkehart Malotki. Details: 7:30-9 p.m.; Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 5100 W. Ina Road; free; 798-1201.

FRIDAY, OCT. 17

• Discover how natural remedies can help in an emergency during the class

 Herbal First Aid. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $32 for general admission, $25 for members; 326-9686.

SATURDAY, OCT. 18

• Learn how to create gourd art and attach pine needles to it during a workshop titled “Pine Needles and Gourds.” Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $100 for general admission, $85 for members; 742-6455.

• Learn how to add splashes of color to your garden during a workshop titled “Get Color.” Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $8 for general admission, $4 for members; 742-6455.

• Learn how to calculate the cost of retirement and identify potential sources of post-career income during an investment class. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Hughes Federal Credit Union, 971 W. Wetmore Road; free; 794-8341.

• Attend a hiker safety workshop and learn from former Grand Canyon ranger Dan Davis how to stay safe and have fun while hiking along some of Arizona’s most fascinating trails. Details: 10 a.m.; California Design Center, 11085 N. Oracle Road; free; 881-3700.

• Listen as storyteller Susanne Lasseter gives a presentation titled “Portrait of an Arizona Ranch Family.” Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

• See a 60-minute gardening demonstration on watering during the cool season. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 626-5161.

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

• Listen as birder and author Lynn Hassler unravels the mysteries of the legendary raven during a program titled “Quoth the Raven.” Details: 2 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free; 742-6455.

TUESDAY, OCT. 28

• Attend morning and afternoon workshops to learn, respectively, how the federal law IDEA 2004 affects a disabled child’s education and to understand what disabled children’s test scores mean. Details: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Road; free; 324-3150.

OUTDOORS

TUESDAY, OCT. 21

• Learn about the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert during a guided hike led by a volunteer naturalist. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free with $5 parking fee; 749-8700.

VISUAL ART

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

• See textiles from the Indonesian islands of Flores, Bali, Timor, Alor, Sumba and Java during the Indonesian Art and Textile Exhibition. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road; free; 682-7126.

• Peruse hundreds of pine baskets, carvings and bowls at affordable prices at the Tarahumara Indian Arts Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

THROUGH OCT. 26

• Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by seeing “Anatomy of Sorrow,” a solo exhibit by Tucson artist Daniel Martin Diaz that explores devotional art. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd.; $3 donation requested; 621-6302.

THROUGH OCT. 30

• See an exhibit of watercolors, oils and pastels by artists Kathy Robbins and Don Webber. Details: 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 299-7649.

THROUGH OCT. 31

• See the work of Lillian Brooks, Sunflower Community’s artist of the month. Details: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Sunflower Community’s Village Center, 9401 N. Sunflower Park Drive; free; 572-9780.

• View a collection of hand-blown glass birds in the “For the Birds” exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Philabaum Glass Studio and Gallery, 711 S. Sixth Ave.; free; 884-7404.

THROUGH NOV. 9

• The “Please Touch Again” exhibit, the third in a series of similar exhibits, breaks art museums’ sacred rules by asking visitors to touch the art and enjoy the multisensory experience. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 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 Street; free; 792-3617.

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 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.

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