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Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:11 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Alpha and Omega 3D (PG)

Devil (PG-13)

Easy A (PG-13)

The Town (R)

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (R)

Going the Distance (R)

Machete (R)

The American (R)

Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)

Eat Pray Love (PG-13)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Despicable Me 3D (PG)

Foothills

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

Alpha and Omega 3D (PG)

Devil (PG-13)

Easy A (PG-13)

The Town (R)

Resident Evil: Afterlife: IMAX 3D (R)

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (R)

Going the Distance (R)

Machete (R)

The American (R)

Takers (PG-13)

The Switch (PG-13)

Eat Pray Love (PG-13)

The Expendables (R)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13)

Ramona and Beezus (G)

Predators (R)

The Last Airbender (PG)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

Knight and Day (PG-13)

The Karate Kid (2010) (PG)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Alpha and Omega 3D (PG)

Devil (PG-13)

Easy A (PG-13)

The Town (R)

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (R)

Going the Distance (R)

Machete (R)

The American (R)

Takers (PG-13)

Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)

The Expendables (R)

Flipped (PG)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

Despicable Me (PG)

THEATER

Friday, Sept. 24

• Celebrate the bicentennial of the Mexican Dia de la Independencia with Vikki Carr and Mariachi Sol de México featuring mariachi and folklorico performers from the Viva Arizona Hispanic Performing Arts Conference. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-59; 621-3341.

• Enjoy the stand-up comedy of Daniel Tosh in Concert (mature content). Details: 7:30 & 10:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $37; 800-745-3000.

Through Saturday, Oct. 2

• Enjoy the Arizona Theatre Company's production of Backwards in High Heels, the life story of movie legend Ginger Rogers who danced with Fred Astaire. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $36-59; 622-2823.

Through Sunday, Oct. 3

• Enjoy a performance of the childhood favorite Charlotte's Web. Details: 7 p.m. Friday; 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

• Catch a performance of Moonlight and Magnolias, a funny and engaging tale illuminating the behind-the scenes business of movie-making during the golden age of Hollywood. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave.; $25; 882-9721.

MUSIC

Thursday, Sept. 23

• Listen to the sounds of the Rail Birdz, variations of Chicago style blues, R&B, a dash of funk, and a little soul. Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Friday, Sept. 24

• Listen to Tucson guitarist Philip Hemmo showcase his virtuosity in "The Romance of the Classical Guitar," at the St. Philip's in the Hills Friends of Music concert series. Details: 7 p.m.; 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; admission by donation; 299-6421.

Saturday, Sept. 25

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to Music in the Park and listen to the Arizona Symphonic Winds under the direction of Laszlo Veres. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; free; 721-2068.

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 25 & 26

• Listen to the music of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20; 818-5318; or 3 p.m. Sunday; St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte; $20; 323-7166.

Sunday, Sept. 26

• Listen to vocal recital featuring music faculty Dean and Anna Schoff with David Craig on piano. Details: 3 p.m.; Pima Community College Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to the Tucson Pops directed by Laszlo Veres. Details: 7 p.m.; DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park; free; 722-5853.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 23-26

• Don't miss St. Demetrios Greek Festival with food, music, dancing, Greek imports and more. Details: 5-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 4-11 p.m. Saturday, 12-6:30 p.m. Sunday; 1145 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.; $3, under 12 free; 888-0505.

Friday to Saturday, Sept. 24-25

• Browse a huge variety of native desert plants that grow without spines or thorns at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Pointless Plant Sale. Details: 12-6 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free admission; 326-9686.

• Enjoy an array of illuminated sculpture, light projections, a gallery exhibition in the 1890's adobe barn and entertainment at Triangle L Ranch's multimedia art event Glow. Details: 7-11 p.m.; 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Rd., Oracle; 520-896-2123.

Saturday, Sept. 25

• Help raise funds for GAP Ministries, MentorKidsUSA and One on One Mentoring at the 2010 Golf Classic for Youth tournament. Details: 6 a.m. registration, 7:30 a.m. shotgun start; Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W. Greenock Dr.; $125; 877-8077x100.

• Celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival at the Chinese American History Event featuring a symposium and photo exhibits. Details: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Rd.; $5/symposium, students/members free; $10/lunch; 292-6900.

• Help raise funds for the Tucson Community Food Bank at the Yoga Festival, Kundalini Yoga for Awareness, Balance and Expansion. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River Rd.; $10/class or $45/all day pass; 306-8720.

• Get free admission to the Arizona State Museum at Smithsonian Magazine's 6th Annual Museum Day and enjoy an illustrated presentation entitled "Matriarchs of Southwestern Indian Pottery." Details: 1 p.m.; 1013 E. University Blvd.; free; 626-8381.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 25-26

• Bring the whole family for butterfly walks, a plant sale, a puppet show, children's activities and gardening classes at the 10th Annual Desert Museum Butterfly Festival and Plant Sale. Details: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; 883-2702.

• Browse works by regional artists in a variety of mediums, from pottery and sculpture to jewelry and paintings with children's activities, food and entertainment at the Marana Crossroads Fine Art Festival sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7458 N. Silverbell Rd.; free; 797-3959.

• Purchase supplies, ask questions, or just take time to give your eyes a treat at the Tucson African Violet Society Fall Display & Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Foothills Mall, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 574-1367.

Sept.25-26, Oct. 3-4 & Oct. 10-11,

• Enjoy German culture at Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon. Details: 12-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free admission; Ski Valley; 576-1400.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

• Students and parents are invited to the 37th annual Tucson College Night with over 200 college representatives from across the U.S. sponsored by the Tucson Unified School District. Details: 6:30-9 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; free.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturday, Sept. 25

• View a digital presentation illustrated with colorful slides showing many of the common butterflies found in Arizona and several of the specialty butterflies that are unique to our region at expert Jeff Babson's Butterflies of Southern Arizona. Details: 9-10 a.m.; Brandi Fenton Park Visitor Center, 3482 E. River Rd.; free; 615-7855.

• Learn about the geology and formation of the Santa Rita range along with a tour of canyon life zones and interesting plants and animals at The Nature of Madera Canyon presented by Doug Moore, education director of Friends of Madera Canyon. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about bugs commonly found in homes, such as bark scorpions at UA entomologist Dr. Carl Olson's presentation Insects Among Us; Bugs in the House, Backyard, and Beyond preceded by a short talk on the park neighbor program. Details: 1:30-3 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West Visitor Center, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park admission fee; 290-0828.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 25-26

• Take a self-guided Water Garden Tour of 14 gardens throughout the Tucson Valley to learn about ponds, bogs, aquatic plants and methods of watergardening in the desert sponsored by The Tucson Watergardeners. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; get tickets at Harlow Gardens, 5620 E. Pima St.; $10; 760-5565.

Sunday, Sept. 26

• Learn the Art of Setting Tile from Chris Everitt of Sierra Tile at the St. Philip's Phixers home maintenance workshop. Details: 12:30 p.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 299-6421.

• Don't Forget to Turn Off the Lights and learn what the National Park Service is doing about light pollution and how you can help save the night skies. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park admission fee; 733-5158

Wednesday, Sept. 29

• View the film Last Stand at Little Big Horn. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Thursday, Sept. 30

• Take the Steam Pump Ranch American Heritage Garden Tour sponsored by the Oro Valley Historical Society, in partnership with the Oro Valley Public Library. Heritage gardener Joyce Rychener will be on hand to answer questions. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Rd.; 229-5300.

OUTDOORS

Thursday, Sept. 23

• Mingle in the moonlight with other nature enthusiasts on a trail walk blacklighting for bugs at the Tucson Audubon Society's Nature by Night. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Tucson Audubon Society, Mason Center, 3835 W. Hardy; $5 suggested entrance donation; 971-6238.

Saturday, Sept. 25

• Join the Friends of Ironwood Forest, Tucson Audubon Society and the Bureau of Land Management for National Public Lands Day Cleanup and Buffelgrass Removal at Ironwood Forest National Monument. Details: 8 a.m.; El Cerrito Represso area of Ironwood Forest National Monument; free; 628-2092 or 971-2385.

CHILDREN

Friday, Sept. 24

• Kids in grades K-8 can learn a routine to perform at the varsity football halftime following the 5th annual Spirit Clinic. Details: 3:45-7:45 p.m.; Canyon Del Oro High School Dance Room; $20 includes pizza dinner; 820-5952.

Saturday, Sept. 25

• Bring the whole family for a photo contest scavenger hunt, an alphabet walk, interactive games and potluck lunch at the Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute event Nature Rocks! in Tucson Mountain Park. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 7798 W. Gates Pass Rd.; free; 884-5554, ext. 8.

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, Sept. 25

• Meet R.W. Gardner and Helen A. Wilson at their Artist Reception featuring western photographs and scientific illustrations. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

Through Thursday, Sept. 30

• View the Tucson Fire Foundation's Inaugural Photo Exhibit of dramatic photographs honoring Tucson fire fighters. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; ART Gallery, 1122 N. Stone Ave.; donations welcome; 405-5800.

Sundays through Oct. 23

• View the Encaustics of Pam Ross at the Kaleidoscope Gallery. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of NW Tucson, 3601 W. Cromwell Dr.; free; 269-3414.

Through Monday, Dec. 20

• View the newest University Libraries Special Collections exhibit Stories & Music of the Revolution: A Commemorative Exhibit on the Centennial of Mexico's Revolution with unofficial correspondence among citizens, reminiscences written years after the incidents, photographs, broadsides, sound recordings, government circulars and wood-block engravings illustrating experiences along the border during the turbulent years 1910-1920. Details: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; 1510 E. University Blvd.; free; www.arizona.edu/libraries.

HEALTH

Monday, Sept. 27

• Get eye screenings for glaucoma and other eye diseases from the UA Student Sight Savers Program and UPH Ophthalmology. Details: 1-5 p.m.; University Physicians Healthcare Building, 707 N. Alvernon Way, third floor; free but reservations required; 694-1471.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

• Learn about Healthy Pathways: Healthy Aging & Healthy Lifestyle: Improving Quality of Life presented by Mahesh Tipirneni, M.D. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; La Paloma Urgent Care, 4001 E. Sunrise Dr.; 866-694-9355.

Wednesday, Sept. 29

• Learn about Peripheral Arterial Disease: prevention, diagnosis, and treatment from vascular surgeon Luis Leon, M.D. Details: 9:30-10:30 a.m.; TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

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