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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Gangster Squad (R)

Zero Dark Thirty (R)

Texas Chainsaw 3D (R)

Promised Land (R)

Django Unchained (R)

Les Miserables (2012) PG-13

Parental Guidance (PG)

The Impossible (PG-13)

Jack Reacher (PG-13)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (PG-13)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)

Silver Linings Playbook (R)

Lincoln (PG-13)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Gangster Squad (R)

A Haunted House (R)

Zero Dark Thirty (R)

Texas Chainsaw (2013) (R)

Texas Chainsaw 3D (R)

Promised Land (R)

Django Unchained (R)

Les Miserables (2012) PG-13

Parental Guidance (PG)

The Impossible (PG-13)

Jack Reacher (PG-13)

This is 40 (R)

The Guilt Trip (PG-13)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (PG-13)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)

Life of Pi 3D (PG)

Silver Linings Playbook (R)

Lincoln (PG-13)

Skyfall (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Cloud Atlas (R)

Here Comes the Boom (PG)

Seven Psychopaths (R)

Frankenweenie (PG)

Taken 2 (PG-13)

Hotel Transylvania (PG)

Looper (R)

Pitch Perfect (PG-13)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13)

Arbitrage (R)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Gangster Squad (R)

A Haunted House (R)

Zero Dark Thirty (R)

Texas Chainsaw (2013) (R)

Texas Chainsaw 3D (R)

Promised Land (R)

Django Unchained (R)

Les Miserables (2012) (PG-13)

Parental Guidance (PG)

Jack Reacher (PG-13)

This is 40 (R)

The Guilt Trip (PG-13)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)

Rise of the Guardians (PG)

THEATER

 

Saturday to Saturday, 

Jan. 19-Feb. 9

• Don’t miss off-Broadway’s long-running sensation Freud’s Last Session for an electrifying conversation about God, love, sex, and the meaning of life. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music & Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $25-$52; 622-2823.

 

Through Sunday, Jan. 20

• Come help the Little Sisters of Hoboken raise money to bury their dead sisters who succumbed to the bad cooking of Sister Julia Child of God as they sing and dance their way through a funny fund-raiser in Nunsense. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Rd.; $20; 261-9612.

• Catch a performance of a drama of corporate misdeeds, personal tragedy, and marital discord, Three Hotels. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Beowulf Theatre, 11 S. Sixth Ave.; $18-$20, $8 students; 882-0555.

 

Saturday, Jan. 26

• Don’t miss Laughter and Reflection: A Conversation with Carol Burnett Where the Audience Asks the Questions for a rare opportunity to interact with the Emmy award-winning actress, comedian, singer, dancer, and writer with hilarious banter just as she opened her weekly TV show. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $45-$125; 621-3341.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 26-27

• Don’t miss the dazzling symphonic creation Ballroom with a Twist - TSO Pops! Series by “Dancing with the Stars” Louis van Amstel and featuring television’s hottest dancers and singers from “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol.” Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $26-$69; 882-8585.

 

Sunday, Jan. 27

• Take your imagination on an interactive dance-filled adventure exploring the union of literature and contemporary ballet at Harold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure. Details: 4 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $10-$25; 621-3341.

 

Through Sunday, Jan. 27

• Catch a performance of the beloved comedy-drama Steel Magnolias. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Red Barn Theatre, 948 N. Main Ave.; $10-$20; 887-6239.

• Catch a performance of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $20-$30; 551-2053.

 

MUSIC

 

Friday, Jan. 18

• Enjoy the music of pianist Louis Landon in Concert. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Steinway Piano Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr.; $25; 888-325-9797.

 

Friday & Sunday, Jan. 18 & 20

• Listen to the Romantic Brahms – TSO Classic Series featuring violinist Karen Gomyo and guest conductor Markus Huber. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $26-$79; 882-8585.

 

Saturday, Jan. 19

• Listen to Bob Anderson - Singing Impressionist as he covers the unforgettable voices of “The Rat Pack” and branches into the contemporary sounds of Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Barry Manilow, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond and many more. Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $24, $22 in advance; 825-2818.

• Listen to the Grammy-Award winning jazz of Chick Corea & Gary Burton. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $40-$60; 547-3040.

• Tap your toes to the music of the Grammy-winning folk duo, the Indigo Girls on their debut national symphony tour for a TSO Pops Special. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $39-$79; 882-8585.

 

Sunday, Jan. 20

• Listen to the cello and piano of Sergey Antonov & Bernadene Blaha presented by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music at the Piano and Friends Series. Details: 3 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; $31; 577-3789 or www.ArizonaChamberMusic.org

 

Tuesday, Jan. 22

• Enjoy the Esperanza Chamber Ensemble presented by musicians from the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Tucson Chamber Artists. Details: 4-5 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 23

• Enjoy the soulful music of Trio Solisti presented by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; $30, $10 students; www.ArizonaChamberMusic.org or 577-3789.

• Don’t miss the Blues and Soul Explosion - A Salute to the Blues Brothers. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday to Saturday, 

Jan. 17-19 

• Kick up your heels at the Tucson Area Square Dance Festival featuring mainstream, plus, advanced and C-1 level dancing. Details: 7-10 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & 7 p.m.-closing Friday-Saturday; Radisson Suites, 6555 E. Speedway Blvd.; $12-$42; www.tucsonsquaredancefestival.com.

 

Friday, Jan. 18

• Learn about practical ways to enhance cognitive function and more at the Annual Conference on Successful Aging sponsored by the UA Department of Psychology and the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, UA’s BIO5 Institute and the College of Science. Details: 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; University of Arizona Student Union, Grand Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd.; $75; 621-5213.

 

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 18-20

• Browse Old West and American Indian cultural memorabilia and collectibles at the tradeshow/auction Tucson Old West Round-Up. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Rd.; 883-0100.

 

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 18-27

• Support college scholarships for Tucson area students to Brandeis University at the Brandeis Used Book Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Foothills Mall, La Cholla Blvd. & Ina Rd.; free admission; 747-3224 or 615-4739.

 

Saturday, Jan. 19

• Find some treasures at the Angels New Year Rummage Sale fundraiser for the Angels By Your Side Women’s Ministry. Details: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Community Christian Church of Marana, 13610 N. Sandario Rd.; free admission; 682-4201.

• Browse contemporary Navajo weavings, rugs, silver and turquoise jewelry, handcrafted baskets, live demonstrations, and more at the Hubbell Trading Post Navajo Rug and Jewelry Show presented by Hubbell Trader Steve Pickle. Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

• Shine up your dancing shoes for a trip back to 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s with the swinging sounds of the Big Bands at the Marana Senior Prom presented by MHC Healthcare and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance for ages 55 and older. Details: 4-8 p.m.; Marana Health Care Center, 13395 N. Marana Main St.; $25; 797-3959.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 19-20

• Fulfill your dream of flying a model airplane with building assistance and tips, flight training, and trial memberships in the Academy of Model Aeronautics or the Sonoran Desert Flyers at the 3rd Annual Buy, Build & Fly event presented by the Oro Valley Sonoran Desert Flyers. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Naranja Park, 660 W. Naranja Dr.; free but canned food donations for Interfaith Community Services requested; 297-4664, 488-5881 or www.sonorandesertflyers.us

 

Sunday, Jan. 20

• Bring the whole family for food and fun at the Help Us Overcome Colon Cancer fundraiser for Cheryl Becht who has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and is without insurance or savings. Details: 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Govinda’s, 711 E. Blacklidge Dr.; $15, $7 children.

 

CLASSES & 

PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, Jan. 17

• Discuss Great Literature of All Times with Dr. Bill Fry with this month’s topic Sinclair Lewis’ “Main Street.” Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

 

Friday, Jan. 18 & 25

• Go on a Birding Adventure with an expert birder to discover what’s flying around out there. Details: 10:45-11:30 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park admission fee; 733-5158.

 

Saturday, Jan. 19 

• Learn some techniques for painting landscape scenes in the open air at Paint Out in the Park presented by Tucson Plein Air Painters Society Signature Artist Bob Goldman for experienced and novice artists. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, Cat Mountain Trailhead, Kinney Rd. & Sarasota Blvd.; free; 615-7855.

• Bring your gardening gloves and join Tucson’s potted garden expert Marylee Pangman for a hands-on workshop on Creating a Potted Salad Garden and take home a creation of your own. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $60, $50 members; 326-9686. 

 

Sunday, Jan. 20

• Learn all about bighorn sheep from former national park ranger Richard Boyer at his presentation Bighorn Basics.  Details: 1 p.m.; Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.; free with $7/vehicle park admission fee; 628-5798.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 22

• Examine the relationship between music and comedy, the basis for humor, the history and context of humor with Professor of Choral Music at Arizona State University David Schildkret at his presentation Two Guys Walked into a Barline: Humor and Music presented by the Arizona Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. Details: 2:30 p.m.; Nanini Branch Library, 7300 N. Shannon Rd.; free; 594-5365.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 23 

• Hear historian Jack Lasseter’s tales of The Cowboy and Cattle Ranching in the West. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Say Hello to Opera as the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona presents a preview of the Arizona Opera Company’s upcoming production of Tosca. Details: 3-5 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

 

Thursday, Jan. 24

• Explore the classification, biology and conservation of nocturnal birds which have captivated mankind’s imagination for centuries, symbolizing everything from evil and death to wisdom and protection at the class Raptors Part 2: Owls. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686. 

 

Saturday, Jan. 26

• Take a closer look at the role of so-called “garden pests” and other common regional insects with entomologist and Associate Curator of the University of Arizona Insect Collection Carl Olson at his class Managing Garden Insects Naturally. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members; 326-9686. 

• Bring your digital camera and get an Introduction to Nature Photography from Tucson photographer Vicky Stromee with a classroom discussion of camera operation basics and then head out into the Gardens to take some shots. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686. 

• Join the Western National Parks Association in Celebrating Forty Years of “The Artist of the Year Awards” show and sale presented in partnership with Friends of Western Art and Tucson Festival Society. Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. with talks at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

 

Sunday, Jan. 27

• Learn how to map out the natural story of the place where you live and put together a long-term plan for your home and landscape with guidance from Dan Dorsey of the Sonoran Permaculture Guild, Prescott College and Pima Community College at the Sustainable Landscape Design Workshop. Details: 9-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $75, $65 members; 326-9686. 

 

OUTDOORS

 

Saturday & Wednesday, 

Jan. 19 & 23

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 8-11 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Jan. 19 & 26

• Bring the kids to Thornydale Little League Registration for baseball and softball. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thornydale Elementary School, 7751 N. Oldfather Rd.

 

Sunday, Jan. 27

• Bring the kids to the 5th Annual UApresents Children’s Festival for interactive arts and science activities, live entertainment and community resources. Details: 12:30-3:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall patio, 1020 E. University Blvd.; free; 621-3341.

 

 

FILM

 

Through Sunday, Jan. 20

• Enjoy dramas, comedies, and documentaries with universal themes at the 22nd Annual Tucson International Jewish Film Festival. Details: various times; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.; $8 or $100/pass includes all films; 299-3000 or www.TucsonJewishFilmFestival.org.

HEALTH

 

Thursday, Jan. 17

• Learn about resources integrating non-traditional with traditional cancer therapy at the seminar Living with Cancer and Beyond presented by the Northwest Medical Center Oncology Department. Details: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; NW Medical Center, Classrooms A, B, C &D; 6200 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 866-694-9355.

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