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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:00 am

MOVIES 

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Frankenweenie (PG)

Frankenweenie 3D (PG)

Taken 2 (PG-13)

Hotel Transylvania (PG)

Hotel Transylvania 3D(PG)

Looper (R)

Pitch Perfect (PG-13)

Won’t Back Down (PG)

End of Watch (R)

House at the End of the Street (PG-13)

Trouble with the Curve (PG-13)

The Master (R)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Frankenweenie IMAX (PG)

Frankenweenie (PG)

Taken 2 (PG-13)

Hotel Transylvania (PG)

Hotel Transylvania 3D(PG)

Looper (R)

Pitch Perfect (PG-13)

Won’t Back Down (PG)

Dredd 3D (R)

End of Watch (R)

House at the End of the Street (PG-13)

Trouble with the Curve (PG-13)

Finding Nemo 3D (G)

The Master (R)

Resident Evil: Retribution (R)

Resident Evil: Retribution 3D (R)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG)

Total Recall (PG-13)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)

The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)

Ted (R)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)

Men in Black III (PG-13)

Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Frankenweenie (PG)

Frankenweenie (PG)

Taken 2 (PG-13)

Hotel Transylvania (PG)

Looper (R)

Pitch Perfect (PG-13)

Won’t Back Down (PG)

Dredd (R)

End of Watch (R)

House at the End of the Street (PG-13)

Trouble with the Curve (PG-13)

Resident Evil: Retribution (R)

Lawless (2012) (R)

ParaNorman (PG)

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

THEATER 

Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 11-14

• See your favorite Disney characters and stories brought to life with the artistry of ice skating at Disney on Ice - Dare to Dream for an unforgettable show everyone will love. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m., 3 & 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $12-$57; 800-745-3000.

 

Monday, Oct. 15

• Join a panel of politics-watchers for Campaign Voices discussing campaign influences and election outcomes from Tea Partiers, to women and Hispanics, to billionaire donors moderated by Arizona Public Media’s Chris Conover. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; free but tickets required; 621-3341.

 

Through Sunday, Nov. 11

• Catch a performance of The Phantom of the Opera as the Gaslight Theatre transforms the stage into post-Revolution Paris. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95, $7.95 under 12; 886-9428.

 

MUSIC

Thursday, Oct. 11

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the Latin jazz with rock and blues influences of Tesoro at the Oro Valley Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Century Theatres Courtyard, Oracle & Tangerine Rds.; free; 797-3959.

 

Friday, Oct. 12

• Enjoy Blue Blues & Boogie-Woogie: Joe Bourne & Arthur Migliazza at the Jazz Under the Stars Fall Series. Details: 7 p.m.; Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Dr.; $25, $20 in advance, $15 members, $10 students/active military; 742-6455. 

• Be there when TSO Rocks the Fox For Michael - The Music of Michael Jackson featuring a tribute which will take you back to the earliest Jackson 5, through the Jacksons and some of the best material from the later years. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $28-$48; 547-3040.

 

Sunday, Oct. 14

• Enjoy TSO performances surrounded by the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert featuring the Woodwind Quintet and Percussion Ensemble while dining on a four-course dinner at Moveable Musical Feasts. Details: 5 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $135; 882-8585.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 16

• Listen to highly acclaimed rock ‘n roll musician Bryan Adams whose career has spanned more than three decades. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $35-$75; 547-3040.

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

• Enjoy the music of songwriter and guitarist John Fogerty with rock roots back to the 60’s and 70’s and formerly with Creedence Clearwater Revival. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $35-$90; 800-344-9435.

 

Friday, Oct. 19

• Listen to the TSO’s Mozart & More with conductor George Hanson and pianist Stephen Beus presented by  the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7:30 p.m.; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte; $49; 797-3959.

• Don’t miss “The Godfather of the British Blues” John Mayall. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $27-$52; 547-3040.

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

• Mark your calendars for Booginator 2 as Eric-Jan Overbeek and Arthur Migliazza team up again for the Hottest Boogie Woogie Show on a stage. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $28, $24 in advance; 818-1000.

 

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 20 & 21

• Listen to the TSO’s Mozart & More with conductor George Hanson and pianist Stephen Beus. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; $41-$51; 882-8585.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 12-14

Tucson Meet Yourself and celebrate diverse folk and ethnic communities with performances and demonstrations, food vendors, children’s activities, and more. Details: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; El Presidio Park and TCC Plaza, 260 N. Church Ave.; $2 or $5/family suggested donation; 792-4806.

 

Saturday, Oct. 13

• Bring the whole family to the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge Rummage/Bake Sale. Details: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge, 16045 N. Oracle Rd.; free admission; 825-8582.

• Take the Master Gardener Home Garden Tour of four working gardens at various locations around Tucson with Master Gardeners on hand at all stops to answer questions along with the demonstration gardens at the Pima County Extension Center. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; $10 (maps provided); 626-5161.

• Check out horseback riding demonstrations, trick ropers, gunslingers, storytellers, music and more at the Steam Pump Ranch Fall Festival showcasing life on the restored 1870’s Pusch Ranch. Details: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; 10901 N. Oracle Rd.; dinners $10-$30; 229-5050.

• Help raise money for Marana Unified School District programs fostering academic and personal growth at the High Heels for Hope BUNCO Tournament. Details: 2 p.m.; Heritage Highlands at Dove Mountain, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd.; $40; 797-8900.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 13-14

• Learn traditional rifle marksmanship skills, safety, and history in a fun, safe setting for adults and youth at Project Appleseed - Marksmanship & Heritage. Details: Marana Shooting Club, 11900 N. Sanders Rd.; up to $70; www.appleseedinfo.org.

• View the 40th Annual Bonsai Exhibition with miniature tree and landscape displays by the Tucson Bonsai Society, watch technique demonstrations, or sign up for classes. Details: Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 749-4155 or www.tucsonbonsaisociety.com.

• Enjoy German culture, food, and music at Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon. Details: noon-5 p.m.; 10300 Ski Run Rd., Ski Valley; free admission; 576-1400.

 

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 19-21

• See an exotic car show, tattoo contest, browse top tattoo artists, and enjoy a live concert at the Timeless Ink Tour tattoo convention. Details: 2-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center Exhibit Halls, 260 S. Church Ave.; $22-$47; 800-745-3000.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 20-21

• Bring the whole family to the Tucson Aerobatic Shootout, a radio control airplane extravaganza that showcases top pilots competing for cash and prizes. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Tucson International Modelplex Park Association, 3250 N. Reservation Rd. (between Manville & Mile Wide Rds.); $5/person or $10/vehicle; www.timpa.org.

 

Through Sunday, Oct. 28

• Get scared out of your wits at Nightfall at Old Tucson with hideous beasts and monsters, ghoulish stunts, and frightening shows. Details: 6-10 p.m. Thursday & Sunday, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday; 201 S. Kinney Rd.; $25, $20 children; 908-4833.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Friday, Oct. 12

• Meet new friends and get some exercise while you learn Modern Square Dancing every Friday for singles, couples, and families. Details: 7 p.m.; Old Pueblo Square Dance Center, 613 E. Delano St.; $5; 820-4749 or www.SARDASA.com.

 

Saturday, Oct. 13

• Bring your clean, dry pods to be ground into mesquite flour for pancakes and sweet baked goods at the Desert Harvest Event featuring a hammer mill, mesquite desserts, recipes, food booths, live music, talks, and guided hikes. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., grinding 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Dr., Oracle; $7/vehicle park admission fee; (520) 896-2425.

• Explore the natural history, origins, ranges, and structure of Desert Grasses and take a walk through the Desert Grassland exhibit for real world practice at field identification. Details: 8:30 a.m.-noon; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $40, $36 members; 883-3025.

• Explore tree meanings, learn how various cultures have designated a certain tree as the Tree of Life, and delve into tree magic in the spirit of Halloween at horticulturalist Manny Cuen’s class Exploring the Relationship between Trees and Humans. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $10 members; 326-9686. 

• Let historical fiction mystery author Susan Tornga tell you all about Fred Harvey, The Harvey Girls and Arizona History focusing on the northern plateau around Winslow, the Navajo Reservation, and the Hubbell Trading Post. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Bring a pen or pencil and any information you already have about your family to start a family tree at the Pima County Genealogy Society presentation Want to find out if there are skeletons in your family closet? Details: 1-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

 

Saturdays, Oct. 13 & 20

• Create a work of art that you can wear for the Feast with the Dearly Departed and leave with the knowledge of how to create art from home with accessible and recyclable materials at Papier Mache Mask-making with Quetzally Hernandez Coronado. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15-$33; 326-9686. 

Sunday, Oct. 14

Have a Blast with Butterfly Structure and Function with curator of Butterfly Magic Elizabeth Willott. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $10 members; 326-9686. 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 17

• See local celebrity chef Janos Wilder demonstrate how to combine French techniques with local ingredients and flavors to create delicious dishes that are easy to make at home at his presentation French Cooking with Native Southwestern Food. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Saturdays through Nov. 30

• Take the Lost Souls Ghost Tours of Downtown Tucson and learn exclusive details about haunted locations. Details: 7-9 p.m.; meet at Amtrak Train Station, 400 E. Toole Ave.; $15; 867-2037.

OUTDOORS 

Friday, Oct. 12

• Take a naturalist-guided Twilight Nature Walk through the Feliz Paseos Park to experience the quiet of the desert at dusk and explore how seasonal changes affect local plants and animals. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

Saturday, Oct. 13

• Have fun, meet fellow hikers and experience Marana’s wilderness on a guided Tortolita Mountain Trail Hike. Details: 8-11 a.m.; meet at Wild Burro Trailhead, Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort, 15000 N. Secret Springs, Dr.; 382-1950.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 17

• Go Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands to see a variety of sparrows, hawks, falcons, and migrating warblers led by experts Farrish and Mark Sharon. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Oct. 13

• Listen to stories about families and create a family history at the Pima County Genealogy Society’s Special Family Storytime - Families: Large and Small. Details: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

 

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, Oct. 13

• Meet artist, writer, and photographer Stephen Mack and view his exhibit “Arizona Skies, Arizona Light” at the Artist Reception. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

 

Through Sunday, Oct. 21

• View the exhibit Contemporary Ceramics showcasing the works of local artists using clay in inventive ways. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Exhibit Hall, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455. 

 

Through Sunday, Nov. 4

• View the Dancing Skeletons Exhibit featuring life-sized beings to embrace the themes surrounding Day of the Dead on paths leading out of the revisioned barrio garden. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens Porter Gallery, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $13 garden admission, $7.50 children; 326-9686.

 

Through Tuesday, Nov. 6

• View Bellos Adornos: A Photographic Exhibit Celebrating Tucson’s Mexican-American Home & Garden Decorative Traditions in the Education Building. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (when classroom is not in use); Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with garden admission; 326-9686.

 

Through Monday, Nov. 12

• View Catherine Eyde’s Pollinators exhibit visualized in a surreal folk style of mixed media artwork. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens Porter Gallery, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $13 garden admission, $7.50 children; 326-9686. Free artist reception Oct. 12, 5-7 p.m.

 

HEALTH

Thursday, Oct. 11

• Learn about Total Joint Replacement - What Is It and How Can It Help? at the Moving Patients Forward Total Joint and Spine Seminar presented by Rex Cooley, D.O., Orthopedic Surgeon and member of the medical staff at Northwest Medical Center. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; La Paloma Urgent Care Center, 4001 E. Sunrise Dr.; free; 866-694-9355.

• Join Tucson Orthopaedic Institute experts for an Orthopedic Lecture - Healthy Back: Exercises to Support a Strong Spine. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

• Learn about the health risks of genetically modified foods at the screening of the documentary film Genetic Roulette followed by a Q&A session with sustainably oriented groups. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Grand Cinemas Crossroads 6, 4811 E. Grant Rd.; free but pre-registration required; 481-1128 or www.gmofreetucson.org.

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