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Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

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

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)

Silver Linings Playbook (R)

Rocky (PG)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

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)

Rise of the Guardians (PG)

Silver Linings Playbook (R)

Lincoln (PG-13)

Skyfall (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Here Comes the Boom (PG)

Seven Psychopaths (R)

Frankenweenie (PG)

Taken 2 (PG-13)

Hotel Transylvania (PG)

Looper (R)

Pitch Perfect (PG-13)

End of Watch (R)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)

Brave (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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 3D (PG-13)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)

Rise of the Guardians (PG)

Lincoln (PG-13)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

 

THEATER

 

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 11-13

• Bring the kids and their grandparents for a dazzling performance of the Zoppé Family Circus with acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation. Details: 7 p.m. Friday; 1, 4 & 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 & 4 p.m. Sunday; Reid Park; $25-$35; 621-3341.

• Enjoy thrill-a-minute artistic interpretations of acrobatic skills with beautiful costumes and dynamic sound at Cirque D’or. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $28-$53; 547-3040.

 

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 11-20

• 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.

 

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 11-27

• 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.

 

Saturday, Jan. 12

• Don’t miss the SaddleBrooke Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering featuring some of the most popular western entertainers. Details: 3 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $30, $26 in advance; 825-2818.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 12-13 

• Enjoy a performance of Tony-nominated Valarie Pettiford in Celebration! presented by the Invisible Theatre. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $42; 882-9721.

 

Sunday, Jan. 13

• Enjoy a performance of Soledad Barrio’s Noche Flamenca recognized as the most authentic flamenco company in the field today. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $22-$47; 621-3341.

 

Through Sunday, Jan. 20 

• 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.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, Jan. 10

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the folk music of Ronstadt Generations featuring multi-cultural roots dating back five generations 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 to Sunday, Jan. 11-13

• Enjoy the Four Seasons – TSO MasterWorks Series featuring guest conductor Michael Hall and violinist Danielle Belén. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte; 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; $41-$61; 882-8585.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 15

• Listen to the music of violinist Karen Gomyo - TSO Master Class Series. Details: 4 p.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.; 882-8585.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 16

• Enjoy the music of one of country music’s brightest stars Clint Black at the singer-songwriter’s Acoustic Tour.  Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $29-$76; 547-3040.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $26-$69; 882-8585.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday to Saturday, Jan. 11-12

• Put on your dancin’ shoes and check out the 4th Annual Southern Arizona Clogging Dance Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday (workshops); 7-9 p.m. Friday, 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday (dances); $10-$30; www.sardasa.com.

 

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 11-13

• Browse all types of quilts, see demonstrations, listen to speakers, and get appraisals at the Tucson Quilters Guild 35th Annual Quilt Show. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center Exhibit Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $10, $20/3-day pass, free under 14; 321-1000. 

 

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 12-13

• Browse the works of premier local artisans specializing in everything from oil paintings to sculpture, from rustic furniture to handcrafted jewelry at the Westin La Paloma Winter Indoor Fine Art Festival presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 3800 E. Sunrise Dr.; free admission; 797-3959.

 

Wednesday to Sunday, Jan. 16-20

• Go bird watching, browse vendor booths with birding and field trip accessories, original art or photography, listen to seminars, or take birding and wildlife tours at Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival. Details: various times, locations, and fees; www.wingsoverwillcox.com or 800-200-2272.

 

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 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.

 

Saturday, Jan. 19 

• 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.

• 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.

 

CLASSES &

PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, Jan. 10 

• Take a close look at the classification, lifestyles and conservation of Raptors Part 1: Hawks, Eagles, and Allies with Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686.  

 

Friday, Jan. 11

• Learn how you can have Success with Roses in the Desert Southwest with tips from the Pima County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

 

Saturday, Jan. 12

• Find out all about the innovative and courageous people who tamed the west at Legendary Locals of Marana, Oro Valley, and Catalina Book Presentation and Signing with author and historian Barbara Marriott. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Sunday, Jan. 13

• Explore pictures of historic art, be challenged by drawing from live butterflies, or join the discussion about the use of butterflies in art at the class Butterflies, Art and Humanity. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members; 326-9686.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 15

• Learn about butterfly biology and the inner workings of the tropical butterfly exhibit at curator of Butterfly Magic Elizabeth Willott’s class Butterfly Basics. Details: 4:30-6 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members; 326-9686.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 16 

• Learn about the nearly extinct ancient bean of the Tohono O’Odham tribes and the current efforts to grow them on the Gila River Indian Reservation at Ramona Farms—Bringing Back a Heritage Bean Presentation and Tasting presented by founder Ramona Button. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Saturday, Jan. 19 

• 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. 

 

Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 19-20

• Join the Western National Parks Association for an extraordinary field experience touring Organ Pipe National Monument and its rarely visited desert oasis, Quitobaquito springs featuring cross-cultural elements, visiting the Tohono O’Odham Cultural Center and Museum, and more. Details: 8 a.m. Saturday-6 p.m. Sunday; depart from the National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; $325-$385; 622-6014.

 

Tuesdays through Jan. 31

• Learn about the geology of Sabino Canyon, the Santa Catalina Mountains, and the Sonoran Desert at a Geology Table Demo with a volunteer naturalist. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; free with $5 parking fee; 749-8700.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Friday, Jan. 11

• Take a Honey Bee Canyon Park Birding Walk with expert Marjorie Flory to spot Gambel’s quail, verdins, gnatcatchers, and other birds of the southwest desert. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Honey Bee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

Fridays, Jan. 11, 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.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 16

• Go Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands with expert Mary Ellen Flynn to see a variety of wintering sparrows, hawks, and migrating warblers. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Jan. 12

• Experience the choir firsthand and discover if it might be of interest at the Tucson Girls Chorus Open House. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Mehl Foothills Park, 4020 E. River Rd.; free; 577-6064 or www.tucsongirlschorus.org

 

FILM

 

Thursday to Sunday, Jan. 10-20

• 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

 

Sunday, Jan. 13

• Learn about an inherited blood disorder which often affects Italian, Greek, Eastern European, Asian, African, and Middle Eastern ethnic groups at a presentation on Thalassemia (Cooley’s Anemia). Details: 2-4 p.m.;  Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Hall, 8650 N. Shannon Rd.; donations appreciated; 297-8768.

 

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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