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Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:14 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (R)

Going the Distance (R)

Machete (R)

The American (R)

Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)

The Switch (PG-13)

Eat Pray Love (PG-13)

The Expendables (R)

Flipped (PG)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Despicable Me 3D (PG)

Winter's Bone (R)

Foothills

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

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (R)

Going the Distance (R)

Machete (R)

The American (R)

Avatar: Special Edition 3D (PG-13)

The Last Exorcism (PG-13)

Takers (PG-13)

The Switch (PG-13)

Vampires Suck (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)

Knight and Day (PG-13)

The A-Team (PG-13)

The Karate Kid (2010) (PG)

Get Him to the Greek (R)

Marmaduke (PG)

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

Shrek Forever After (PG)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (R)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Re-Release (PG-13)

Going the Distance (R)

Machete (R)

The American (R)

The Last Exorcism (PG-13)

Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)

The Switch (PG-13)

Vampires Suck (PG-13)

Eat Pray Love (PG-13)

The Expendables (R)

Flipped (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

Inception (PG-13)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 (G)

THEATER

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 17-May 2011

• Be transported back to a time when magic flourished as an art and was practiced in the salons and "parlours" of the wealthy during the Victorian era with Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed's Carnival of Illusion. Details: 6 & 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way; $29, $24 seniors/youth; 615-5299 or www.carnivalofillusion.com.

Saturday, Sept. 18

• Laugh along with the Last Comic Standing Tour Live at the Diamond Center. Details: 8 p.m.; Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $30-50, $25-45 in advance; 800-745-3000.

Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 22-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.

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

• 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. 16

• Listen to the sounds of saxophonist Jesse Tovar . Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Friday, Sept. 17

• Enjoy the movement, theatrics, and choreography of the award-winning high school steel drum band Jovert! presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; La Encantada Lower Level Garden Courtyard, Skyline & Campbell; $11, $10 in advance; 797-3959.

• Enjoy a Mariachi Extravaganza! featuring Genaro Moreno, Azteca del Sol, and Ballet Folklorico La Paloma. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

Saturday, Sept. 18

• Listen to Jazz Legends in Concert featuring Shelly Berg, Frank Capp, Houston Person, John Allred, Chuck Berghofer, Scotty Barnhart and vocalist Barbara Morrison presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Rd.; $25-$85; 797-3959.

• 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.

Sunday, Sept. 19

• Enjoy the music of Duke Ellington performed by Ted Howe and The Ellington Trio at Jazz Under the Stars with special guest Joe Bourne. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip's Plaza, River Rd. & Campbell Ave.; $20, $15 members; $10 military; $5 students; 903-1265.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17-18

• Browse UA Press remainders and first-quality new books on visual arts, humanities, poetry, ethnology, Southwest studies, world archaeology, anthropology, cooking, lifestyle, architecture, and children's books at the Arizona State Museum Benefit Book Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1013 E. University Blvd.; free admission; 626-8381.

Saturday, Sept. 18

• Help raise funds for New Beginnings for Women and Children at their annual Golf Tournament. Details: 6:30 a.m. registration, 7:30 a.m. shotgun start; Rancho Vistoso Golf Club, 955 W. Vistoso Highlands Dr.; $100; 325-8800.

• Buy, sell, or trade just about anything and everything at the Marana BaZaar hosted by non-profit A.C.M.EstuDio with an arts & crafts supply drive for Marana area schools. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; free; acmestudio10625@comcast.net.

• Browse the Indoor Art Bazaar at the Historic Broadway Village. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Southwest Corner of Broadway & Country Club; free admission; 797-3959.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 18-19

• Bring clothing and/or household item donations and enjoy refreshments at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson Grand Opening of its donation center. Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4650 N. Flowing Wells Rd.; free; www.tucsonbigspickup.org.

Sunday, Sept. 19

Primavera Cooks! at Kingfisher Bar and Grill to raise funds supporting services for Tucson's homeless and working poor with a multi-course, wine-paired meal prepared by apprentice chefs and sommeliers. Details: 2564 E. Grant Rd.; $125; 623-5111 ext. 101.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

• Browse fiction, children's, audio-visual, paperback collections, books of the Southwest, and more at the Friends of the Pima County Public Library book sale. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Nanini Branch Library, 7300 N. Shannon Rd.; free admission; 594-5365.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 24-26

• 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.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Sept. 16

• Learn more about being a docent and how you can share your love of art at the Prospective Docent Coffee. Details: 9:30 a.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free; 624-2333.

• Meet the Cuckoo of the Desert to trace the natural history and behavior of the greater roadrunner. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle admission; 733-5158.

• Take An Inside Look at Butterfly Magic to learn what's involved to make this project a reality. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $10, $5 members; 326-9686.

Saturday, Sept. 18

• Learn about the uses, biochemistry, preparations, dosages, and cautions of Sonoran Desert plants at the Edible & Medicinal Plant Workshop presented by expert and author, Charles W. Kane. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.; free with $7/vehicle entrance fee; 731-3379.

• Take a docent-led Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site Tour illustrating the beneficial effects of designing with nature and making use of rainwater runoff and reducing soil erosion for residential and commercial properties. Details: 8-9 a.m.; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Rd.; free; 622-3861.

• Let storyteller Gil Payette offer explanations for names given to full moons by Native Americans to keep track of the seasons at his presentation Many Moons. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and its Impact on Saguaro National Park. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Sunday, Sept. 19

• Take a photo tour of People and Places of Saguaro's Past with park ranger Arlo Ogden focusing on the stories told by its historic structures. Details: 11 a.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5153.

Monday, Sept. 20

• Get the Real Dirt of Southwestern Archaeology: Tales from the Good Old Days presented by Raymond Thompson, director emeritus of the Arizona State Museum. Details: 7:30-9 p.m.; DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 907-0884.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

• Get acquainted with Good & Bad Pests and how to introduce beneficial pests into your landscape presented by certified arborist Steve Robertson. Details: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $10 members; 326-9686.

• Take a look at the stories of three hotels that still stand — Gadsden Hotel in Douglas, Copper Queen in Bisbee, Cochise Hotel in Cochise — and three that are no longer in business — Santa Rita, El Conquistador, and the Westerner — at historian and tour guide Alan Kruse's presentation Historic Hotels of Southern Arizona. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about Southwestern Rock Calendars and Ancient Time Pieces developed by Native Americans long before explorers came to the region, presented by archaeologist Allen Dart. Details: 5:30-7 p.m.; Geasa-Marana Branch Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Rd.; free; 594-5255.

Saturday, Sept. 18, Oct. 9 & 16

• Take a concise study of the How-To's in writing fiction that will get you noticed by agents and publishers at the Fiction Writers Workshop series. Details: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Home Town Buffet, 5101 N. Oracle Rd.; $34.30/session includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner; 572-6278 or www.janholmesfrost.com.

OUTDOORS

Saturday & Wednesday, Sept. 18 & Sept. 22

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 7-10 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

Sunday, Sept. 19

• Take a 30-minute, easy morning walk in the cactus garden that will bring you face to thorns with plants that may remind you of people you know, friendly and otherwise at Neighborhood Characters. Details: 9:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free with $10/vehicle park admission; 733-5153.

Thursday, Sept. 23

• Spend a day in the beautiful high country and search for Birds And Butterflies of the Catalinas with Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours sponsored by the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Details: $70, $65 members; 326-9686.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Sept. 18

• Enjoy hands-on and family-oriented activities including investigations of hummingbird studies, solar observing, searches for near-Earth asteroids, and tree-rings at UA Science Discovery Days. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Mount Lemmon Sky Center, 9800 Ski Run Rd.; $8, $5 children; 626-8122.

• Learn the art of anime-style drawing and create your own superhero design at Anime Superhero presented by TeenzArt. Details: 2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 18-19

• Kids under 12 will enjoy Kidz Klimb at Rocks and Ropes. Details: 9-11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; 330 S. Toole Ave., Ste 400; $12; 882-5924.

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday, Sept. 16

• Stroll the galleries at the Gallery Row Art Walk. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Gallery Row, 3001 E. Skyline Dr.; free; 577-6301.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 21

• Learn more about the brain from neurological experts from Center for Neurosciences and TMC at the Neurological Lecture Series — Brain Health led by Dr. David Teeple. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; TMC Senior Services El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

• Learn about osteoporosis causes, risk factors, prevention strategies, and management at TMC Women's Health Center Nurse Practitioner Karen Narum's workshop Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life and receive a bone density screening after the lecture. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; TMC Senior Services El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4543.

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