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Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 8:22 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Season of the Witch (PG-13)

Gulliver’s Travels (2010) (PG)

The Fighter (R)

How Do You Know (PG-13)

Tron: Legacy 3D (PG)

Yogi Bear 3D (PG)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 3D (PG)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (PG-13)

The Tourist (PG-13)

Foothills

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

Season of the Witch (PG-13)

Gulliver’s Travels (2010) (PG)

Country Strong (PG-13)

Little Fockers (PG-13)

True Grit (PG-13)

Tron: Legacy IMAX 3D (PG)

The Fighter (R)

How Do You Know (PG-13)

Tron: Legacy (PG)

Yogi Bear 3D (PG)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 3D (PG)

The Tourist (PG-13)

Black Swan (R)

The King’s Speech (R)

Tangled (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Faster (R)

Skyline (PG-13)

Jackass 3 (R)

Red (PG-13)

Life As We Know It (PG-13)

Secretariat (PG)

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

Alpha and Omega (PG)

The Town (R)

Inception (PG-13)

Despicable Me (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Season of the Witch (PG-13)

Gulliver’s Travels (2010) (PG)

Little Fockers (PG-13)

True Grit (PG-13)

The Fighter (R)

How Do You Know (PG-13)

Tron: Legacy (PG)

Tron: Legacy 3D (PG)

Yogi Bear (PG)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG)

The Tourist (PG-13)

Black Swan (R)

Tangled (PG)

THEATER

Saturday, Jan. 15

• Saddle up in the Brooke! at the Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering featuring Baxter Black, Dave Stamey, Ross Knox and the Way Out West Trio to benefit the Tucson Troop Support Group. Details: 3 & 7 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $28, $26 in advance; 818-1000.

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 15-16

• Enjoy a performance of the hilarious Off-Broadway comedy My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Invisible Theatre, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $42; 882-9721.

Tuesday, Jan. 18

• Bring back memories at the Old Time Radio Theatre featuring Fibber McKee and Molly: Fibber Meets a Racketeer Calling All Cars: The Execution of John Dillinger based on one of the greatest hits and longest running shows in radio history, Fibber McKee and Molly. Details: 7 p.m.; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; $8, $5 under 13; 882-0555.

Through Sunday, Jan. 23

• Get your tickets for the Broadway blockbuster musical Wicked. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $42-$150; 621-3341.

• Catch a performance of Shakespeare’s last play The Tempest. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd., Suite 150; $25; 344-8715.

Through Saturday, March 26

• Strap on your boots, put on your cowboy hat and catch a performance of Gunsmokin’ or Have Fun, Will Travel! Details: 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95; 886-9428.

MUSIC

Thursday, Jan. 13

• Listen to classic swing and jazz of Retro Swing 7 performing standards and giving a fresh sound to old music presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

• See The Temptations in concert at the Diamond Center. Details: 7 p.m.; Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $40-$50, $30-$45 in advance; 800-745-3000.

Friday & Sunday, Jan. 14 & 16

• Cruise the Mediterranean with Rossini’s Overture to “The Italian Girl in Algiers” and more at the TSO Classic Series Respighi, Rossini & Lalo featuring violin virtuoso Dylana Jenson. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $23-$60; 882-8585.

Sunday, Jan. 16

• Enjoy an intimate evening of song and stories at the Kevin Pakulis Concert. Details: 6 p.m.; Triangle L Ranch, Oracle; $10; 520-623-6732.

Tuesday, Jan. 18

• Listen to a recital of saxophonists Jonathan Wintringham, Kuninobu Bando, and pianist Leeza Beriyeva. Details: 7 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music building, Park Ave. and Speedway Blvd.; free; 621-2998.

Thursday, Jan. 20

• Enjoy the fourth performance in the Lonely Street Series featuring Robert Shaw and the Bad News Blues Band featuring Mike Yarema and Charlie Hall as the Blues Brothers. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $24, $22 in advance; 818-1000.

Friday, Jan. 21

• Enjoy a tribute to the greatest blues, folk, pop, and rock divas of all time with Diane Van Deurzen and Lisa Otey as Desert Divas. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $24, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 14-16

• Browse exhibits and collections featuring more than 35 dealers at the Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs’ ARIPEX 2011 Stamp Show. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; free; www.aripexonline.com.

Saturday, Jan. 15

• Browse hundreds of handcrafted Navajo rugs, silver and turquoise jewelry, handcrafted baskets, and pottery at the Hubbell Trading Post Rug Show and Sale with Special Pueblo Pottery Showcase along with talks on rug styles, selection, and care. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., talks at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

• Buy, sell or trade toy and scale model trains of all sizes and scales and view modern and antique operating train layouts at the Winter Toy Train Show sponsored by the Gadsden Pacific Toy Train Operating Museum of Tucson. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Las Cazuelitas Event Center, 1365 W. Grant Rd.; $5, under 13 free with adult paid admission; 749-0228.

• Meet the performers at the Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering Reception. Details: 5-6:30 p.m.; MountainView Country Club, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; $11; 818-1000.

• Sample food from some of Tucson’s best restaurants, participate in live and silent auctions, and witness the 2nd Annual Bar Babe Battle with servers competing for prizes in a competition which includes riding a mechanical bull at the Casas Adobes Optimist Club Fund-raising Event. Details: 6 p.m.; Fox & Hound Restaurant, 7625 N. La Cholla Blvd.; $15.

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 15-16

• Learn how to build and fly your radio-control electric engine model aircraft at How to Enjoy That Christmas Airplane, sponsored by the Sonoran Desert Flyers in cooperation with Oro Valley Parks and Recreation to benefit Angel Food Ministries. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Naranja Park, 660 W. Naranja Dr.; free but bring a big can of food for donation; 297-4664.

Tuesday, Jan. 18

• Enjoy cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction Tucson Audubon’s Third Annual Gala Return to Wild America featuring speaker Scott Weidensaul and KOLD TV 13’s Chuck George as master of ceremonies. Details: 5:30-9 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; $150; 629-0510.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Jan. 13

• Learn about Ancient Graffiti, the different kinds of rock art from the past, who made it, and how we determine the art’s age. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Take a Desert Sojourn to find out why the desert, often perceived by humans as harsh, is heaven on earth for plants and animals. Details: 11:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Explore the Geology of the Tucson Mountains, how they came to be where they are, their composition and the forces that built and continue to shape them. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Friday, Jan. 14

• Get a brief history of the Depression-era work program Civilian Conservation Corps in Saguaro National Park illustrated with old photo images and movie clips. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday, Jan. 15

• Learn to identify damaging pests and how to introduce beneficial pests into your landscape as a preventative measure and treatment at certified arborist Steve Robertson’s class Good & Bad Pests. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members; 326-9686.

• Learn to create a garden of beauty and comfort in our desert environment at the Gardening for the Newcomer followed by a walking tour of the Gardens. Details: 9:30 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15 (includes admission, $7 members; 326-9686, Ext. 10.

• Learn about the natural history and the pros and cons of Wildlife Rehabilitation from guest speaker Janet Miller of Wildlife Rehabilitation of Northwest Tucson. Details: 3-4 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Sunday to Monday, Jan. 16-17

• Learn about the communication skills, special adaptations, defense systems and folklore of often misunderstood Snakes. Details: 11:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Monday, Jan. 17

• Hear stories of the movers and shakers of early Tucson including Sam Hughes, Albert Steinfeld, Hiram Stevens, and Frank Hereford at Walking Tour of the Mansions of Main Avenue presented by KruseArizona Tours. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; NW corner of Main Ave. and Alameda St.; $15; www.KruseArizona.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 18

• Explore the Inca Empire, which flourished from 1200 A.D.-1535 A.D., their archaeology, engineering, economy and politics along with life in modern Peru in a DVD program. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Look at the why and the how of human population changes with author Elizabeth Willott at her presentation What’s Been Happening With Human Population In The Last 50 Years? Details: 5-6:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7, members free; 326-9686.

Wednesday, Jan. 19

• Learn How the West was Really Won as prolific nonfiction history writers Jan Cleere, Jane Eppinga, and Barbara Marriott profile historical characters who influenced Arizona history such as Sharlot Hall, Athel Robertson Macian, and Annie Neal. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Say Hello To Opera at the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona’s preview of AZ Opera Company’s upcoming production of Puccini’s “Turandot” narrated by University of Arizona faculty member Dr. Kristin Dauphinais and featuring local singers. Details: 3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Thursday, Jan. 20

• Learn about “One Night in a Bad Inn” author Christy Leskovar’s detective hunt into the events detailed in her first book at the presentation on her newest book, Finding the Bad Inn: Discovering My Family’s Hidden Past. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Mondays, Jan 24-Apr. 4

Learn to identify rocks and minerals and how they help to explain the development of our landscape, the Grand Canyon, and other state and national parks in Arizona at geologist Karen Gray’s class Geologic History Of The Catalina and Tucson Mountains and More which includes local field trips. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Central Arizona College office in SaddleBrooke; $93; 825-4493 or 818-0337.

OUTDOORS

Thursday, Jan. 13

• Take a Walking Tour guided by re-enactors dressed as historic Tucson citizens. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Arizona Historical Society Museum, 140 N. Stone Ave.; $10; 770-1473.

Friday, Jan. 14

• Take a Desert Bird Walk on easy trails to search for common birds of the Sonoran Desert. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5153.

• Climb 1,700 feet to the highest point in the Tucson Mountains for a 360-degree view of the sunset, and then descend by the light of the moon at the guided Wasson Peak Moonlight Hike. Details: 2:15-9:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday, Jan. 15

• Take a moderate level 3-to 4-mile Wild Burro Canyon Hike in the Tortolita Mountains. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Take a stroll that bridges sunset and darkness and experience the desert in the Twilight Glow To Moon Shadows. Details: 4:15-6:45 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee (reservations required); 733-5158.

Monday, Jan. 17

• Learn about local flora and fauna on a two-hour nature walk at Sabino Secrets Revealed. Details: 2 p.m.; Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; free with $5 park entrance fee; 749-8700.

CHILDREN

Thursday, Jan. 13

• Children ages 5-12 can examine replicas of Skulls from the Sonoran Desert to learn about what the animals eat, where they live and how they hunt. Details: 3-4:30 p.m.; Flowing Wells Branch Library, 1730 W. Wetmore Rd.; free; 615-7855.

Saturdays, Jan. 15 & 22

• Bring the kids for CDO Little League 2011 Registration. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 8560 N. Shannon Rd.; 575-1140.

VISUAL ARTS

Wednesday, Jan. 19

• Take a look at how a multi-faceted French artist traveled the long path from darkness and despair to brilliant exuberance at the Docent Council Art Talks: Niki de Saint Phalle: High Priestess of the Tarot Garden. Details: 1:30 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; included with museum admission; 624-2333.

Through Tuesday, March 22

• View the exhibit Plein Air at the Visual Arts Exhibition & Competition. Details: Ventana Medical Systems, 1910 E. Innovation Park Dr.; 797-3959.

HEALTH

Saturday, Jan. 15

• Get moving, get started and Commit To Be Fit in 2011 at the kick-off offering health screenings, motivational guides, and tracking forms. Details: 7-11 a.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd., Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

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