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Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:04 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A listing of arts, entertainment and cultural events for the coming week.

MOVIES

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Beverly Hills Chihuaha (PG)

Flash of Genius (PG-13)

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

Choke (R)

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

Fireproof (PG)

Miracle at St. Anna (R)

Nights in Rodanthe (PG-13)

Ghost Town (PG-13)

Igor (PG)

Lakeview Terrace (PG-13)

My Best Friend’s Girl (R)

Burn After Reading (R)

Righteous Kill (R)

The Women (PG-13)

Mamma Mia! Sing-Along Edition (PG-13)

Traitor (PG-13)

The House Bunny (PG-13)

Tropic Thunder (R)

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Death Race (R)

The Longshots (PG)

Space Chimps (G)

Hellboy 11: The Golden Army (PG-13)

Hancock (PG-13)

Wanted (R)

Get Smart (PG-13)

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (PG-13)

Iron Man (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

Nights in Rodanthe (PG-13)

Ghost Town (PG-13)

Igor (PG)

Lakeview Terrace (PG-13)

My Best Friend’s Girl (R)

Burn After Reading (R)

Righteous Kill (R)

The Women (PG-13)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)

Tropic Thunder (R)

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

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

THEATER

THROUGH OCT. 4

• See “Enchanted April,” a romantic comedy about love, longing and reawakening to life’s simple pleasures. Details: call for times; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $26-$50; 662-2823.

SUNDAY, OCT. 5

• See a performance by the comedy duo Cheech and Chong. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-$80; (800) 344-9435.

THROUGH OCT. 12

• Catch the thriller “Wait Until Dark,” a play about empowerment and discovery. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. Sixth Ave.; call for ticket prices; 882-0555.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, OCT. 2

• See Bobby Ronstadt in concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $18 for general admission, $10 for park members; 742-6455.

FRIDAY, OCT. 3

• See “A Motown Celebration” with Mary Wilson of The Supremes and The Funk Brothers. Details: 8 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$67; 621-3341.

SUNDAY, OCT. 5

• Hear a performance of the Tucson Pops Orchestra featuring musician Robert Shaw. Details: 7 p.m.; DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park, corner of 22nd Street and Country Club Road; free; 232-9840.

• Hear the opening performance of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra’s new season featuring music by Strauss, Puccini and Vaughan Williams. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $20; 323-7166.

SUNDAY, OCT. 12

• Hear the same performance by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra as on Sunday, Oct. 5, except at a different venue. Details: 3 p.m.; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, free for those 17 and younger; 323-7166.

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.

BOOKS

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8

• Listen as Jim Malusa, author of “Into Thick Air,” presents an account of his bicycle travels on six continents. Details: 3-5 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse at SaddleBrooke, 38691 S. Mountain View Blvd.; $15; proceeds go to Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries; 818-3527.

• Discuss the book “A Judgment in Stone” by Ruth Rendell with the Mystery Book Discussion Group. Details: 7 p.m.; Barnes and Noble, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 742-6402.

• Discuss the book “Assault on Reason” by Al Gore with the Nonfiction Book Discussion group. Details: 12:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, OCT. 2

• Attend Oktoberfest at Plaza Colonial, a fund-raising event for the Catalina Foothills School District Foundation with a Bavarian bier garden, an auction and a buffet with Bavarian treats. Details: 6-9 p.m.; southwest corner of Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue; $50 in advance, $60 at the event; 209-7561.

FRIDAY, OCT. 3

• The YWCA of Tucson will hold its 20th annual Women’s Leadership Conference. Details: all day; Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive; call for cost; registration deadline Friday, Sept. 26; stanner@ywcatucson.org.

• Enjoy carnival-style games, inflatables, live entertainment and a raffle at the Fall Hullabaloo Carnival, a fund-raising event for Rattlesnake Ridge and Twin Peaks elementary schools. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School, 8500 N. Continental Reserve Loop; free; 744-7923.

• Experience Nightfall, a 40-acre township filled with haunted houses, horrifying live shows, good food and the town’s most popular citizen, Dr. Jebediah Hyde of the Gouillard Asylum for the Perpetually Insane. Details: 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays; Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney Road; $24 for adults, $20 for those ages 4-11; 883-0100.

SATURDAY, OCT. 4

• Visit the Masterpiece Festival, which will feature 100 exhibitors of fine arts and crafts plus music and food. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, southwest corner of La Cañada and Magee roads; free; 297-2062.

• Peruse a variety of homemade craft items including jewelry, segment bowls, cards and afghans during Gamma Epsilon Sorority’s fall charity craft fair. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Oracle Community Center, 685 E. American Ave.; free; (520) 896-9192.

• Help raise money for handicapped people through the nonprofit organization Casa de Los Milagros at a meet-the-artist benefit featuring artists C. Albanses, Gaby Aguirre and R. Capin-Rivera Ashford. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; free; 615-0477.

• Choose from a wide variety of cacti, succulents, trees, shrubs and herbs during Tucson Botanical Gardens’ fall plant sale. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free; 326-9686.

• Join Girl Scout Troop 273 for a fashion show titled “Fit, Fun and Fabulous.” Details: noon-2 p.m.; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 235-9468.

SUNDAY, OCT. 5

• Attend a psychic fair featuring intuitive readings, astrology, numerology, tarot, holistic healing, crystals, feng shui, reiki, books, metaphysical jewelry, crystals, aura photos, herbs and essences. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; St. Philip’s Plaza Windmill Suites, 4250 N. Campbell Ave.; readings $20; 742-9905.

TUESDAY, OCT. 7

• Janos Restaurant holds its 12th annual dinner, featuring traditional Southwest crops, to benefit the organization Native Seeds SEARCH, a nonprofit with a mission of preserving native crop seeds that connect Native American cultures to their lands. Details: 6 p.m.; Janos Restaurant at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; $150; 615-6100.

SATURDAY, OCT. 11

• Learn about the historic hauntings of Tucson during a ghostly walking tour by tour guide Rebecca Petithory Hayes and paranormal author Kathleen Dobson-Hunt. Details: 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, 414 N. Toole Ave.; $15; 623-2223.

SATURDAY, OCT. 18

• 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.

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; 232-1201.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, OCT. 2

• Take a class titled “Wild About Butterflies” and learn how to attract some of the local beauties to your yard or patio. Details: 9-11:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14 for general admission, $7 for members; 326-9686.

FRIDAY, OCT. 3

• Learn how hydrozones can enhance the appearance and minimize the maintenance costs of your landscape during a class titled “Hydrozone: Native Plants Zone.” Details: 9-11 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14 for general admission, $7 for members; 326-9686.

• See a 60-minute gardening demo presented by Pima County Master Gardeners. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 626-5161.

SATURDAY, OCT. 4

• Learn strategies for attracting wildlife to your yard during the workshop “Gardening Where we Live: Beyond the Basics.” Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $8 for general admission, $4 for members; 742-6455.

• Learn about the uses of plants as food and medicine during a workshop titled “Edible and Medicinal Plants” with Herbalist Charlie Kane. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; $20; 896-2425.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8

• Learn seven principles for gardening in the desert during a Xeriscape workshop. Details: noon-2 p.m.; University of Arizona Cooperative Extension office, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-5849.

• Learn how to create a water-thrifty landscape that relies on seasonal rainfall and rainwater harvesting techniques during the Desert Rain Gardens workshop. Details: 9-11 a.m.; University of Arizona Cooperative Extension office, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 626-5849.

FRIDAY, OCT. 10

• See a planting demonstration focusing on trees, shrubs and flowers. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 626-5161.

OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, OCT. 3

• Take a guided hike along the Sabino Canyon Phoneline Trail. Details: 8:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon, 5900 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free but $5 for parking; 546-7521.

VISUAL ART

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY, OCT. 3-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.

SATURDAY TO SATURDAY, OCT. 4-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 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; artist reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5; 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; artist reception is 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5; 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 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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