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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:26 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Metropolitan Opera: Turandot Encore (NR)

2012 (PG-13)

Pirate Radio (R)

The Box (PG-13)

Disney's A Christmas Carol (PG)

Disney's A Christmas Carol in 3D (PG)

The Fourth Kind (PG-13)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (R)

Michael Jackson's This is It (PG)

Astro Boy (PG)

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Paranormal Activity (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

2012 (PG-13)

Pirate Radio (R)

The Box (PG-13)

Disney's A Christmas Carol (PG)

Disney's A Christmas Carol in 3D (PG)

The Fourth Kind (PG-13)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (R)

Michael Jackson's This is It (PG)

Amelia (PG)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Paranormal Activity (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Jennifer's Body (R)

Love Happens (PG-13)

9 (PG-13)

All About Steve (PG-13)

Halloween II (R)

District 9 (R)

The Time Traveler's Wife (PG-13)

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

G-Force (PG)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

The Hangover (R)

Up (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

2012 (PG-13)

The Box (PG-13)

Disney's A Christmas Carol (PG)

Disney's A Christmas Carol in 3D (PG)

The Fourth Kind (PG-13)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (R)

Michael Jackson's This is It (PG)

Astro Boy (PG)

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Paranormal Activity (R)

Zombieland (R)

THEATER

Friday to Saturday, Nov. 20-21

• Sample scenes from popular and well-loved operas and musicals at Pima Community College performing arts department's Opera and Musical Theatre Scenes. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6; 206-6986.

Friday & Sunday, Nov. 20 & 22

• Enjoy the Odaiko Sonora presentation of taiko and taiko collaborations with local performing groups Theatrical Mime Theatre, Thom Lewis Dance, and Batucaxé at Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, University of Arizona. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Sunday; 1737 E. University Blvd.; $18; 481-8003.

Through Saturday, Jan. 2

• Get into the holiday spirit On the Road to the North Pole, a musical-comedy-spoof-melodrama starring a trio of good little children who journey to the North Pole to rescue Santa Claus from an evil villain. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $7.95-$17.95; 886-9428.

MUSIC

Friday, Nov. 20

• Broaden your appreciation of various musical traditions and cultures at the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance's Steam Pump concert series featuring a Latin twist with the Rafael Moreno Quartet. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Steam Pump Village Shopping Center, Oracle Road and Steam Pump Way; free (bring a chair or blanket); 797-3959.

• Listen to the music of legendary blues guitarist B.B. King performing his many classic hits. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $31-79; 621-3341.

Saturday, Nov. 21

• Recreate the atmosphere of the '30s and '40s right down to on-stage dancers doing the jitterbug at Tucson Swings! Benny Goodman Centennial Concert. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $20, $17 in advance; 818-1000.

• Listen to the Tucson Boys Chorus performing Prayers from the Ark with proceeds to benefit the Benedictine Sisters' heritage fund. Details: 3 & 7 p.m.; Benedictine Sister's historic monastery chapel, 800 N. Country Club Road; $50; 325-6401.

• Listen to a concert by John Prine, songwriter/singer whose musical career spans more than 35 years and whose songs have been covered by everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Bette Midler to Johnny Cash. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theater, 17 W. Congress Street; $47-$110; 547-3040.

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 20-22

• Enjoy a performance of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; 7:30 p.m. Saturday or 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20; 323-7166.

Thursday, Friday & Sunday, Nov. 19-20, & 22

• Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus with their classic series Mozart and Schumann. Details: 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $18-$70; 882-8585.

Sunday, Nov. 22

• Enjoy an Afternoon with Jose Solorzano, benefit piano concert for Interfaith Community Services. Details: 3 p.m.; United Church of Christ, 1401 E. El Conquistador Way; $15; 297-2738.

Monday, Nov. 23

• Enjoy jazz standards from swing-era to modern at the Pima Community College Jazz Improv Combos Concert. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theater, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6; 206-6986.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, Nov. 21

• Do some holiday shopping at the Oracle Community Center Christmas Bazaar and enjoy a Mexican lunch. Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., lunch begins at 11 a.m.; 685 E. American Ave., Oracle; 896-9326.

• Be entertained with a variety of tales at Tellabration hosted by Tucson's Tellers of Tales with stories suitable for ages 10 through adult. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

• Choose from handmade items from local vendors such as mini-scrapbooks, advent calendars, recipe books, photos boxes, and more at the Holiday Fair. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Holiday Inn Express, 620 E. Wetmore Road; free; 548-6018.

• Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Old Tucson Studios with a Darryl Worley Concert, festivities, and fireworks with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Arizona Children's Association. Details: doors open at 10 a.m.; 201 S. Kinney Road, $16.95, $10.95 children; 883-0100.

• Dine on a four-course meal with wine at the 29th Annual Boys and Girls Club Holiday Auction. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive; $250; 573-3533.

• Help our nation's heroes at the Donation Drive for the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund and receive a discount coupon at Bookmans. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 3733 W. Ina Road; 579-0303.

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 20-21

• See a display of the art of the Mayan women who live in the mountain villages of their ancestors, weaving colorful textiles using traditional back-strap looms at the Guatemalan Trunk Show & Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free; 742-6455.

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 20-22

• Browse unique work in jewelry, ceramics, watercolors, metal work, and more at the Tucson Museum of Art Holiday Craft Market. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 140 N. Main Ave.; free admission; 624-2333.

• Enjoy live entertainment and browse handcrafted items at the Desert Diamond Casino's 10th annual Arts and Crafts Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; I-19/Pima Mine Road; free; 294-7777.

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 20-Dec. 13

• Find everything you want to give, even more you want to receive at the Southern Arizona Arts Guild's arts and crafts sale Holidazzle with original art, pottery, woodwork, and special stocking stuffers by guild members. Details: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily except Mondays; 7961 N. Oracle, Estrada de Aro Shops; free admission; www.southernazartsguild.org.

Sunday, Nov. 22

• Celebrate the Blessing o' the Tartans with the Tucson Seven Pipers Society commemorating an 18th century tradition. Details: 9 & 11:15 a.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4400 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 299-6421.

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 Apr. 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, Nov. 19

• Take a trip back in time with a historical tour of the gardens that focuses on the family life of Bernice and Rutger Porter, discover the historical significance of the property, and see some special nooks and secret places. Details: 10 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

• Learn about the Natural History of Belize, a small country at the base of the Yucatan Peninsula, home to an extraordinary array of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, and other wildlife presented by Sky Island Tours owner Jeff Babson. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686.

Friday, Nov. 20

• Get tips on Fruit Trees and Grapes for the Tucson Area, Choosing a Living Tree for the Holidays and Care of Cut Trees from the Pima County Cooperative Extension Center Master Gardeners. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, Nov. 21

• Learn how to prepare creative Thanksgiving meal items and sample food prepared by Chefs Ramiro Scavo and Colin King. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Farmers Market; free.

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

• Follow the evolution of Cowboy & Native American art with the first artists who traveled with the early Western explorers through to today at the presentation Cowboy Artists of America. Details: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library Program Room, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

Sundays, Nov. 22 & 29

• Explore more than 75 years of history at People and Places of Saguaro's Past and look at some of the structures built there over the years. Details: 11 a.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free; 733-5153.

Monday, Nov. 23

• Dreaming about gourmet greens or those sweet, juicy tomatoes, baby vegetables or sugar snap peas? Learn about canning vs. freezing, food drying and long-term storage at a Food Preservation Workshop. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; $25; bowker@cals.arizona.edu.

• Discover the Phenomenon of Mata Ortiz pottery as Ron and Sue Bridgemon present the highlights of this ceramic revolution. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $10, $7 members; 326-9686.

Wednesday, Nov. 25

• Share secrets of the lives of hawks as Kathie Schroeder, a certified wildlife rehabilitator, presents a  Hawk Happening with female Harris' Hawk Sueño. Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

• Listen to some of the hair-raising stories as only historian Jack Lasseter can tell about the Saga of the Mountain Men. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Explore the plants and gardening practices that will attract birds to your backyard at the Birds and Gardening Tour. Details: 10 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with admission $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

CHILDREN

Thursday, Nov. 21

• Young princes and princesses will delight in a lively concert where the very best in baroque dances will be featured when the 16th century meets the 21st century at Dancing with Royalty, musical magic for kids sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Music and Dance Academy, southeast Corner of Magee/Oracle; free; 797-3959.

• Make a Mini-Mayflower ship. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Thursday to Sunday, Nov. 19-22

• Create colorful leaves of fall using different art mediums. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 21-22

• Bring the kids for an interactive performance of Goldilocks & the Three Bears sponsored by local toy store Mildred & Dildred. Details: 2 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday; La Encantada Courtyard, Campbell & Skyline; free; 615-6266.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

• Let Your Fingers Make the Turkey using inked fingerprints. 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, Nov. 19

• View the latest exhibit by Diana Madaras, Colors of the World. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays; Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive; free; 615-3001.

Through Thursday, Dec. 3

• See new works in pastel by John Jeffries and watercolors by Scarlett Taylor. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday; St. Philip's Murphey Gallery, Campbell Ave. & River Road; free; 299-7649.

Through Sunday, Jan. 3

• View David Conklin's exhibit Gallery in the Gardens featuring subjects ranging from wildlife, marine, and portraits which have appeared on the covers of outdoor magazines and featured in National Geographic. Details: 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with admission $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

Through Friday, Jan. 8

• 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.

Through Sunday, Jan. 10

• View the exhibit Canyons of the Southwest, cliffs, Gorges and Chasms. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Exhibit Hall; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7, $5 seniors/military; $3 students; $2 children; 742-6455.

• View desert region works by member artists of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild at the Fiesta Sonora Art Exhibition. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Ironwood Gallery, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; free with museum entrance fee; 883-2702.

Through Saturday, Jan. 16

• See paintings, photography and sculptures featuring works by Katie Iverson and Barbara Terkanian at the Right Brain, Left Brain: Two Artist-Biologists exhibit. Details: 12-4 p.m. Thursday, 12-5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Blue Raven Gallery, 3054 N. 1st Ave., Suite 4; free; 405-3657.

FILM

Friday, Nov. 20

• Get ready for El Tour de Tucson with Breaking Away, a classic, inspiring cycling-themed movie from 1979. Details: 7:30 p.m.; the Fox Theater, 17 W. Congress; $6-8; 547-3040.

Saturday, Nov. 21

• Learn about the 1973 American Indian Movement in the film We Shall Remain: America through Native Eyes - Episode 5: Wounded Knee. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

HEALTH

Thursday, Nov. 19

• Gain knowledge and skills to better manage arthritis, reduce pain, and communicate with physicians at the Arthritis Self-Help Course. Details: 10a.m.-noon; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road; free; 917-7070.

Friday, Nov. 20

• Examine the facts and the role of your unconscious mind at Intro to Hypnosis presented by Jill Jones, owner of Inspired Motives. Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; 231 W. Giaconda Way, #215; free; 797-6907.

Saturday, Nov. 21

• Learn about a surgical procedure Using Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Parkinson's Disease uncontrollable tremors in patients whose symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with medications presented by Joseph A. Christiano, Jr., M.D., of the Carondelet Neurological Institute. Details: 1-2:30 p.m.; Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital Auditorium, 350 N. Wilmot Road; free; www.carondelet.org/cni.

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