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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:33 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

The Stepfather (PG-13)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

The Invention of Lying (PG-13)

Toy Story 1 in 3D (G)

Toy Story 2 in 3D (G)

Zombieland (R)

Surrogates (PG-13)

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

The Informant (R)

Love Happens (PG-13)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

The Stepfather (PG-13)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Capitalism: A Love Story (R)

The Invention of Lying (PG-13)

Paranormal Activity (R)

Toy Story 1 & 2 in 3D (G)

Whip It (PG-13)

Zombieland (R)

Surrogates (PG-13)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Sorority Row (R)

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

G-Force (PG)

Orphan (R)

The Ugly Truth (R)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

The Proposal (PG-13)

Up (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

The Stepfather (PG-13)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

The Invention of Lying (PG-13)

Toy Story 1 & 2 in 3D (G)

Zombieland (R)

Fame (PG)

Pandorum (R)

Surrogates (PG-13)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

The Informant (R)

9 (PG-13)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Ponyo (G)

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

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

The Hurt Locker (R)

THEATER

Thursday, Oct. 22

• See comedian Howie Mandel at the Desert Diamond Casino. Details: 7 p.m.; I-19 & Pima Mine Road; $40-70, $35-65 in advance; 800-745-3000.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 23-25

• Enjoy Dreamer, the family-friendly and entertaining Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. Details: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Ascension Lutheran Church & School, 1220 W. Magee Road; $10 (including dessert buffet following the show); 297-3095.

Saturday, Oct. 24

• Laugh out loud at comedian George Lopez performing at the Tucson Music Hall. Details: 8 p.m.; 260 S. Church Ave.; $42-62; 791-4101.

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, Oct. 22

• Enjoy the music of the University of Arizona Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony featuring soloists Rachel Kaplan and Kristin Bateman. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Road; $5; 621-2998.

• Listen to the Chorale & College Singers in concert at Pima Community College. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6; 206-6986.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 23-25

• Tap your toes to the sounds of local and national bands at the 10th Annual Tucson's Bluegrass Festival featuring a Battle of the Bands contest, the Gibson Brothers, Goldwing Express, and many others. Details: 7-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; $20, $30 weekend pass, (free admission on Friday night only); Desert Diamond Casino Plaza, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road; www.desertbluegrass.org.

Saturday, Oct. 24

• Enjoy Jazz Legends in Concert at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort. Details: 6:30 p.m.; 10000 N. Oracle Road; $25-50; 797-3959. Dinner and overnight stay packages available.

Saturday, Oct. 24

• Enjoy a Night of a Thousand Grooves with jazz favorites Gregg Karukas, Eric Darius, Jay Soto, Ira King, and Mario Mendivil in concert at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa. Details: 7:30 p.m.; 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $42, $37 in advance; 429-9803.

• Listen to classic soul singer Joan Osborne and blues-based Holmes Brothers at UA Centennial Hall. Details: 8 p.m.; 1020 E. University Blvd.; $26-49; 621-3341.

• Listen as the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet and Percussion Ensemble fills the air with music surrounded by the giants of aviation history at Moveable Musical Feasts at the Pima Air and Space Museum. Details: 6:30 p.m.; 6000 E. Valencia Road; 882-8585.

Sunday, Oct. 25

• Hear the 90-member critically acclaimed Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg with cellist and soloist Johannes Moser. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $36-72; 621-3341.

Monday, Oct. 26

• Enjoy the world premiere of composer Stephen Paulus' new work, Dylan Thomas Songs, as the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and UA Poetry Center hold a special benefit concert. Details: 7 p.m.; 1508 East Helen Street, $100; 882-8585. 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Wednesday, Oct. 21

• Help raise funds for at Big Hearts Helping Hands Night at Chili's or Pizza Hut, who are donating 10 percent of sales to New Beginnings Shelter. Details: 4-9 p.m. at any Tucson Pizza Hut, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-9 p.m. at any Tucson Chili's.

Wednesday to Saturday, Oct. 21-24

• Choose from more than 20,000 books of all types as well as CDs, DVDs, videos, records, and audio books at the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Book Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 1305 W. Naranja Drive; 229-5326.

Friday, Oct. 23

• Preview the latest fashions at Illusion: Fall Fashion Show benefit presented by the Ironwood Ridge High School fashion design and merchandising students with collections from Dillard's, Rue 21, Loop, Banana Republic, David's Bridal, Men's Warehouse, Charlotte

Russe, and Sequels. Details: 7-8:30 p.m.; IRHS Auditorium, 2475 W. Naranja Drive; $6, $4 students; 407-4102.

• Support the homeownership mission of Habitat for Humanity Tucson at a Golf Fundraiser presented by Tucson Association of Realtors Foundation. Details: 12-5 p.m.; Arizona National Golf Club, 9777 E. Sabino Greens Drive; $125; 382-8776.

• Help raise funds for Lupus at an Evening of Doubles with raffles, drawings, and awards to winners and best costumes. Details: 6:30-9 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road; $25, $50/team; 622-9006.

• Enjoy telescope star-gazing as the International Year of Astronomy marks the 400th anniversary of when Galileo made and used a telescope for groundbreaking discoveries. Details: 6:30-10 p.m.; Pima Community College Observatory, East Campus, 8181 E. Irvington Road; free; 206-4500.

Saturday, Oct. 24

• Don your fitness duds and get a free workout including high-energy aerobic routines, muscle-toning, and elements of dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing at a Jazzercise Open House. Details: 8 a.m.; 11143 N. La Canada Dr., #107, free; 349-4335.

• Help raise money for scholarships at St. Gregory College Preparatory School Family Association's rummage sale with boutique items, furniture, clothing, sporting goods, books, toys, electronics, and collectibles. Details: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; 3231 N. Craycroft Road; $2 admission; www.stgregoryschool.org.

• Learn about life among the Tarahumara and browse their baskets, carvings and other items at the Tarahumara Arts and Crafts Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with lectures at noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

• Recreate a cowboy's life on the ranch at the 9th Annual Round-up with exhibits, wagon rides, livestock, live western music, and more for an authentic western experience for the entire family featuring Arizona Historical Society docents and living historians. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Empire Ranch, Sonoita; free admission, $5 parking donation; 888-364-2829.

• Enjoy the flavors and traditions of native cultures of Morocco, Yemen, Ethiopia, Iraq and Uzbekistan at the Israel Center Gala. Details: 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Jewish Community Center, 3900 E. River Road; www.jewishtucson.org.

• Get answers to your gardening and landscaping questions and choose from a variety of cacti, succulents, herbs, ground covers, vines, blackberries and more at the Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free admission; 626-5161.

• See intricate dance and wedding headdresses, puppets from Java, baskets, drums, gongs, weavings, carvings, unique music instruments, and performances by the Finstream Gamelan Orchestra at the Indonesian Art Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. Third Street; free admission; 682-7126.

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 24-25

• Browse unique works of fine art and fine crafts, and enjoy food and music at the Arizona Pavilions 1st Art Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Cortaro Road & I-10; free admission; 744-8500.

Sunday, Oct. 25

• You don't have to be Jewish to love the Jewish Food Festival & Family Fun Fair with a cooking contest, crafts, live entertainment, and food from popular restaurants. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road; $3, children free; 512-8500.

• Bring the whole family to the harvest-theme Binghampton Art Bazaar and Farmer's Market featuring a Pumpkin Carving Contest, fall plant specials, cooking demonstrations, produce vendors, musicians, entertainers, jewelry, pottery, petting zoo, free tastings and more. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Green Things at the Binghampton Historic District, off River Road between Campbell and Alvernon; free; www.greenthingsaz.com.

Through Saturday, Oct. 31

• See the Mini-Time Museum 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; 881-0606 or www.theminitimemachineorg.

• 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.

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

Friday, Oct. 23

• 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.

• Learn about Wildflowers - Choices for this Area from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension center's master gardeners. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 23-24, 30-31

• Take a ghostly hunt and tour Blazing the Trail of the Dead with paranormal investigator Heather Woodward for a Paranormal 101 Investigations followed by a walking tour of downtown. Details: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 23, 14 & 30; 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31; 110 S. Church Ave.; $25; 409-2455.

Friday, Oct. 24

• Enjoy a No Vampires Allowed cooking class with Chef John Mertes sponsored by the Tucson Botanical Gardens featuring a garlic theme with soup, custard, cheesecake, chicken and dessert. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; A-Z Eatery, 4400 E. Broadway Blvd.; $35, $30 members; 326-9686, ext. 19.

• Learn how asteroids have made a lasting impression on the earth's history at the DiscoveryDays presentation Living in a Celestial Shooting Gallery: The Hunt for Hazardous Asteroids. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, summit of Mount Lemmon; $18-24; 626-8122.

• Appear to lose 10 pounds by learning how to select slimming outfits at the Ten Outfits Fall Fashion Workshop: Style Diet. Details: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tierra Catalina Clubhouse, 3201 E. Skyline Drive; $20; 615-6020.

• Hear about the experiences of local author Chi Newman, born in Beijing, China into the wealthy family of a high government official who was sent away at a young age to escape Communist forces as she discusses her book, Farewell, My Beijing: The Long Journey from China to Tucson. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road; free; www.library.pima.gov.

Sundays, Oct. 25-Apr. 25, 2010

• See a display of live creepy, exciting bugs from the Sonoran Desert and the tropical rain forests of the world as the Tucson Botanical Gardens and Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute partner for Bugging Out! Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with garden admission; 326-9686.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

• Sample fresh, seasonal martinis and other drink specialties while you learn how to make them like a pro at Harvest Restaurant's Martini and Mixologist Classes. Details: 6 p.m.; 10355 North La Canada Drive; $20; 731-1100.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

• Let historian and master storyteller Jack Lasseter transport you back in time to the Arizona frontier as he spins a few yarns about Women on the Arizona Frontier and the true grit that made this territory civilized. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Find out how fiction authors incorporate Arizona history, people, and landscape into their books at Arizona Re-imagined: An Evening Lecture Series and Book Signing featuring Nancy E. Turner, author of These is My Words. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second Street; $8, $6 members; 617-1154.

OUTDOORS

Saturday, Oct. 24

• Take a Guided Mineralogy Walk with Mineralogist Wolfgang Mueller and learn about minerals in the park. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; free with $6 park entrance fee; (520) 896-2425.

CHILDREN

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 23-25

• Bring the kids to Reid Park Zoo Howl-o-ween for fun, frights, and treats with costumed characters, trick-or-treating, and decorations galore. Details: 6-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5-7 p.m. Sunday; 1100 S. Randolph Way; $5, $4 members; 791-4022.

Saturday, Oct. 24

• Let your imagination fly with creative ideas and have fun with Words Play: Creative Writing.  Details: 9-11 a.m.; Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave.; $59 (ages 8-12); 206-6444.

• Take a train ride, enjoy children's crafts, games, jumping castle, and food at Great Pumpkin Day geared to children ages 3 to 8 years old. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road; free admission, activity tickets $.25-$1.25; 797-2925.

• Come in costume for the Kidz Art Halloween Bash and make Dia de Los Muertos masks plus a ghost hunt for candy and prizes. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road, free (ages 2-13 years); 579-0303.

• Have a spooktacular Halloween in the Wild experience with new games, craft-making activities, and tricks and treats for all ages at the International Wildlife Museum. Details: 4-7 p.m.; 4800 W. Gates Pass Road; $7, $5.50 seniors/students, $2.50 children 4-12; 629-0100.

Sunday, Oct. 25

• Bring the kids for food, fun, games, costumes, prizes, jumping castles, and more at the Pumpkin Patch Festival. Details: 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Ascension Lutheran Church & School, 1220 W. Magee Road; 25 cents or bring a canned food item for 4 free tickets; 297-3095.

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday to Friday, Oct. 22-23

• Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kitt Peak national astronomy observatory with the International Association of Astronomy Artists presentation of their artwork in various media. Details: 9 a.m.; Kitt Peak; free with observatory admission; 318-8726.

Friday, Oct. 23

• View the Focus on Arizona Photography Exhibit as Lynn Rogalsky and Forrest Davis capture the light, color, and splendor of Arizona. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Park Gallery, 3482 E. River Road; free; 232-1201.

Sunday, Oct. 25

• Tour the gardens of Historic St. Philip's In The Hills Church while watching some of Southern Arizona's finest artists create with paint, fiber, glass, and flame at the Outdoor Art Show. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 301-6143. Also available will be a Fine Arts Tour of areas not normally available for public viewing with seven centuries of paintings, sculpture, and artifacts from 1370 to the near present. Details: 1 & 3 p.m.; $60.

Through Sunday, Nov. 1

• View the works of both painter Donna Helms and photographer David M. Lovitt, Jr. as they interpret Gardens that tempt the senses from some of the world's most exotic locations. Details: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

HEALTH

Tuesday, Oct. 27

• Learn about Neck and Back Pain at a workshop hosted by Casabona Chiropractic. Details: noon (lunch); Taste of Texas, 8310 N. Thornydale Road; free; 498-9984.

• Learn about Weight Loss Surgery to treat clinically severe obesity. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; St. Joseph's Hospital Auditorium; free; www.carondelet.org.

Thursdays, Oct. 22-Nov. 19

• Improve your knowledge and skills to better manage arthritis, reduce pain, and improve your communication with physicians in a 6-session course led by certified Arthritis Foundation instructors. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church 665 W. Roller Coaster Road; free; www.arthritis.org.

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