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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:25 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Sorority Row (R)

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself (PG-13)

Whiteout (R)

9 (PG-13)

All About Steve (PG-13)

Extract (R)

Gamer (R)

The Final Destination 3D (R)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Shorts (PG)

District 9 (R)

The Time Traveler's Wife (PG-13)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Sorority Row (R)

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself (PG-13)

Whiteout (R)

9 (PG-13)

All About Steve (PG-13)

Extract (R)

Gamer (R)

The Final Destination 3D (R)

Halloween II (R)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Shorts (PG)

District 9 (R)

Ponyo (G)

The Time Traveler's Wife (PG-13)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (PG-13)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

 (500) Days of Summer (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Post Grad (PG-13)

Bandslam (PG)

The Collector (R)

Public Enemies (R)

My Sister's Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Taking of Pelham 123 (R)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Sorority Row (R)

Whiteout (R)

All About Steve (PG-13)

Extract (R)

Gamer (R)

The Final Destination 3D (R)

Halloween II (R)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Shorts (PG)

District 9 (R)

The Time Traveler's Wife (PG-13)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra (PG-13)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

G-Force (PG)

THEATER

Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 16-Oct. 4

• Enjoy the hilarious comedy, Leaving Iowa about a journalist who returns home and relives his childhood family vacations. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; the Invisible Theater, 1400 N. First Ave.; $20-25; 882-9721.

Thursday, Sept. 17

• Sing along with Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman and Tucson king of jazz Jeff Haskell providing musical accompaniment. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $18, $12 members; 742-6455.

Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 17-Oct. 3

• A cry for help from an old friend in a distant land lies at the heart of a powerful story of friendship, betrayal and redemption in the Arizona Theatre Company season opener, The Kite Runner. 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.; $26 and up; 622-2823.

Thursdays to Sundays, Sept. 17-Oct. 4

• Bring a blanket and picnic to the El Rio Theatre Project production of Shakespeare's, The Comedy of Errors. Details: 7 p.m.; Himmel Park, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd.; suggested donation $5; 791-4196.

Thursdays, Sept. 17-Jan. 7

• Sing a cappella chants, rounds and songs from around the world by enrolling in the Tucson Women's Chorus. Details: 7-8:30 p.m.; UU Congregation, 3601 W. Cromwell; 1st visit free/$80 registration fee; 743-0991.

Friday to Saturday, Sept. 18-26

• See Carnival of Illusion, a Victorian parlour show with a modern, hip edge. Details: 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way, $20, $15 seniors, $10 ages 9-16, $5 children; 881-4200.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 18-27

• Enjoy Sir Arthur Conan Coyle's Sherlock Holmes tale The Speckled Band. Details: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays; Top Hat Theatre Club, 3110 E. Fort Lowell Road; $16; 326-6800.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 18-27

• Enjoy the musical comedy The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a fictional account of the rise of Margaret Tobin Brown from rags in Hannibal, Mo., to riches in Denver, Colo., via the North Atlantic on April 14, 1912. Details: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; Red Barn Theater, 948 N. Main Ave.; $15; 622-6973.

Saturday, Sept. 19

• Laugh out loud as Larry The Cable Guy brings his country style comedy to the Desert Diamond. Details: 7 p.m.; I-19 & Pima Mine Road; $40-70, $35-65 in advance; 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 19-27

• Enjoy a performance of Animal Farm at the Rogue Theatre. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; 300 East University Boulevard; $24; 551-2053.

Tuesday to Sunday, Sept. 22-27

• Enjoy the Tony Award-winning, outrageous new musical comedy Monty Python's Spamalot, the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $27-63; 321-1000.

Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 23-Oct. 4

• Enjoy a performance of Ramona Quimby revealing the messy life of an eight-year old who discovers her world is filled with people who care about her as they together face difficulties with spunk and humor based on the award-winning books by Beverly Cleary. Details: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986. School matinee performances at 10 a.m.; Sept. 23-25, Sept. 30, and Oct. 1-2; $5.

MUSIC

Friday, Sept. 18

• Kick off the Friends of Music season with a concert by the trumpet ensemble, Tromba Mundi. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Bloom Music Center, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, at 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; admission by donation; 299-6421.

Saturday, Sept. 19

• Listen to Combo Westside's blend of bossa nova and bolero with rhythm, blues and soul at J Bar's Summer Music Series. Details: 7-10 p.m.; 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; 615-6100.

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

Sunday, Sept. 20

• Listen to the Tucson Pops Orchestra featuring Clarissa Quinlan. Details: 7 p.m.; DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park, Country Club Road & 22nd Street; free, donations accepted; 722-5853.

• Listen to music faculty Ben McCartney playing classical guitar selections. Details: 3 p.m., Pima Community College Center for the Arts Recital Hall; 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6; 206-6986.

• Listen to the music of platinum recording artist and Grammy Award winner John Legend with special guest singer/songwriter/producer Laura Izibor. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $40-67; 321-1000.

• Cure the common blues with red-hot jazz by the Original Wildcat Jass Band offering traditional New Orleans and Chicago jazz presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 6:30 p.m.; St. Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.; $20, $15 members, 903-1265.

Wednesday to Saturday, Sept. 23-26

• Enjoy several evening concerts and a Salsa Dance Contest at the Latin Jazz Festival presented by the Tucson Jazz Society and Downtown Tucson Partnership with free and ticketed events. Details: 903-1265 or www.tucsonjazz.org.

Friday, Sept. 25

• Enjoy the sounds of the popular Latin jazz group Poncho Sanchez & Orquesta La Unica. Details: 7 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-35; 800-745-3000.

Saturday, Sept. 26

• Listen to the haunting jazz of Lucky 7 Mambo. Details: 7 p.m.; Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.; $20-$30; 800-745-3000.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Sept. 17

• Sip some wine and dine on a multi-course dinner while raising funds for Tucson's homeless and working poor community members at Primavera Cooks! Details: 6 p.m.; Jonathan's Cork, 6320 E. Tanque Verde Road; $125; 623-5111 ext. 101.

Friday, Sept. 18

• Enjoy lunch, dinner and a comedy show at the Golf Tournament Extravaganza to benefit the Tucson Dance Foundation. Details: 1:30 p.m.; Golf Club at Vistoso, 955 W. Vistoso Highlands Drive; 797-7900.

• Make s'mores around the campfire and twist the night away to the sounds of the Retro Rockets at The Happening at the Hacienda, a benefit for the Sahuaro Girl Scout Council. Details: 6:30-10 p.m.; Hacienda Program Center, 3101 N. Sabino Canyon Road; $75 (over 21 only); 327-2288.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 18-20

• Experience authentic Spanish fare, fine wine tastings, Club Espana cooking demonstrations, a colorful mercado and an outdoor stage featuring more than 30 local flamenco artists as Casa Vicente Restaurant presents Tucson's first Spanish and flamenco festival. Details: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 7-10 p.m. Sunday; 375 S. Stone Ave.; $20 Friday-Saturday, $10 Sunday; 884-5253.

Saturday, Sept. 19

• Help raise funds at the Zach Zazueta's Annual Memorial Music Scholarship Walk in support of music education. Details: 7:15 a.m.-noon; Pima Community College West Campus Trail, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $25; 870-9790.

• Watch live glassblowing while tasting a variety of delicious microbrews by Nimbus Brewing Company and Thunder Canyon Brewery and get a commemorative beer stein at the at the Fall Fantastic Beer Tasting and Stein Event. Details: 4-8 p.m.; Sonoran Glass Art Academy, 633 W. 18th Street; $20, $10 members; 884-7814.

• Munch on appetizers and enjoy live music at Desert Diamond Casino's fundraiser for the Sun Sounds of Arizona at the Great Tucson Beer Festival. Details: 6-10 p.m.; Hi Corbett Field, 3400 E. Camino Campestre; $60/$90, $50/$80 in advance, over 21 only; 296-2400.

Saturday, Sept. 19

• Take an art tour aboard a chartered bus through Oro Valley to view a diverse collection which includes photography, sculptures, paintings, textiles, stained glass, murals, steel, iron and ceramics. Details: 9 a.m.-12 noon; leaves from Oro Valley Marketplace; $25; 797-3959.

Saturday to Saturday, Sept. 19-26

• Try a new restaurant you might not otherwise be able to afford or visit your favorite one during Arizona Restaurant Week, when many local restaurants will offer three-course signature dishes for $29 per person and a few will offer three courses for two diners for $29. For a full listing of participating restaurants, visit www.ArizonaRestaurantWeek.com or call 620-307-9134 x16.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 19-20, Sept. 26-27, Oct. 3-4, Oct. 10-11

• Enjoy German culture in the pine and aspen forest at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley at Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon. Details: weekends only, free admission, minimal parking and highway fees; 576-1321.

Sunday, Sept. 20

• Raise funds for La Paloma Family Services at Art and Wine Tasting. Details: 4-6 p.m.; CataVinos Wine Shoppe, 3063 N. Alvernon Way; $20; 323-3063.

 Wednesday, Sept. 23

• Enter the Latin Jazz Festival Salsa Dance Contest and dance to two bands, Orquesta La Unica and Descarga. Details: 7-10 p.m.; La Placita Village; free.

• Bring your pet and Chow Down for Hounds at a Main Gate Square block party benefiting the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) with live music, pet contests, eating contests, entertainment, fashion, art, pet portraits and photos, a silent auction, and more. Details: 4:30-8:30 p.m.; University Blvd. & Park Ave.; 327-6088 ext. 177.

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 24-27

Turn an ordinary weekend into a Grecian holiday at St. Demetrios Hellenic Center's Greek Festival with food, folk dancing, Greek imports, door prizes and more. Details: 5-10 p.m. Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 4-11 p.m. Saturday, 12-6:30 p.m. Sunday; 1145 E. Ft. Lowell Road; $3, children free; 888-0505 or www.stdemetriostucson.org.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Sept. 17

• BYOB and mix and mingle with fellow birders each month at the Birds and Beers Meetup at the Tucson Audubon Library/Courtyard. Details: 5–7 p.m.; 3835 W. Hardy; free; 744-0004.

Saturday, Sept. 19

• Learn about rainwater harvesting techniques for residential and commercial properties and take a site tour. Details: 8-9 a.m.; the Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 622-3861.

• Take the self-guided Tucson Watergardeners Annual Water Garden Tour of a variety of ponds and water features in support of grants to build water features for schools and non-profit agencies. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; various locations in greater Tucson; $10 (purchase nurseries including the Magic Garden Nursery, Civano Nursery, Rillito Nursery, and Mesquite Valley Growers); 334-0181.

• Discover the past, present and future of copper mining in Southern Arizona with a Tour of Rosemont Copper Project beginning at the historic Singing Valley Ranch. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; 12700 E. Greaterville Road, Sonoita; free but reservations required; 520-975-6110.

• Play EcoJeopardy, just like the popular TV game show Jeopardy, with an environmental twist. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr., Branch Library; 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free; 594-5200.

• Learn about the essence and values of the Tohono O'odham people from authors Susan Lobo and Barbara Chana in the autobiographical work, The Sweet Smell of Home: The Life and Art of Leonard F. Chana. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Discover what National History Day in Arizona is all about and how you can get involved at National History Day Teacher Workshops. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Arizona Historical Society Main Museum, 949 E. 2nd Street; free; 480-929-0292 x137.

• Learn about Gemstones and Copper Minerals of Arizona from Mineralogist Wolfgang Mueller. Details: 11 a.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; free with $5 park entrance fee; (520) 896-2425.

Saturdays, Sept. 19 & Oct. 3

• Ask the Expert, Curator of Plants Russ Buhrow, about those under-performing plants in your backyard, identifying disease or pest problems, diagnosing nutrient deficiencies and watering issues, or advice on plant selection. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; La Entrada at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free; 742-6455.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

• Learn about Egyptology: South Asasif Tombs Project from Elena Pischikova of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; UA BookStores, Student Union Memorial Center, free; 1209 E. University Blvd.; 621-2814.

• Sample fresh, seasonal martinis and other drink specialties while you learn how to make them like a pro at Harvest Restaurant's Martini and Mixologist Classes. Details: 6 p.m.; 10355 North La Canada Drive; $20; 731-1100.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

• Learn about the Grand Canyon Trust: Volunteer Stewardship Opportunities on the Colorado Plateau advocating collaborative, commonsense solutions to the problems affecting the landscapes and ecosystems presented by Manager Kate Watters. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

Thursday, Sept. 17

• Wake Up with the Birds and spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the mesquites and palm trees at a unique crossroads where desert meets water. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 615-7855.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

• Help restore the health of the desert by working to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 7-10 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Road; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

CHILDREN

Thursday, Sept. 17

• Everyone wins with TCM Bingo. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Saturday, Sept. 19

• Get creative with homemade play dough. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Saturdays, Sept. 19-Oct. 3

• Enjoy the family friendly tale of The Jester, the Moon and the Dog at the Top Hat Theater, 3110 E. Fort Lowell Road; $5; 326-6800.

Sundays, Sept. 20-Oct. 25

• Enjoy a family-friendly, high-energy original adaptation of the classic tale Robin Hood. Details: 1 p.m.; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $5-8; 327-4242.

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday, Sept. 17

• View unprecedented images of Mars yielding important scientific data and stunningly beautiful photographs portraying otherworldly landscapes and unexpectedly beautiful vistas at the reception for the exhibit of the Phoenix Mars Mission. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Temple Gallery, 330 S. Scott Ave.; free; 624-7370. Exhibit continues through Oct. 13.

Thursday to Tuesday, Sept. 17–Oct. 29

• View Michael Lundquist's portrayal of wildlife in watercolor and oil. Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday; Agua Caliente Park Ranch House, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 615-7855.

Saturday, Sept. 19

• View photographs and learn more an important program at the Artists Reception for Parks in Focus. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Through Sunday, Oct. 4

• View very early examples of color lithography as well as black and white prints that have been hand-colored at the UA Museum of Art exhibition Stone Palette Lithography, The Early Years. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 12-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 1031 N. Olive Road; $5, $4 seniors, members free; 621-7567.

Thursday to Monday, Sept. 17-21

• See the city and the scenery as it was a century ago at the Posted from Tucson exhibit of old postcards from 1900 to 1950. Details: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays; Jewish History Museum, 564 S. Stone Ave.; $5, members free; 670-9073.

Thursday to Thursday, Sept. 17-Oct. 1

• See acrylics by Myrna Bonaccorso and silkscreens, charcoal, and conti pencil works by Alex Jones at the Murphey Gallery . Details: 2-4 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays; St. Philip's in the Hills; Campbell & River; free; 299-7649.

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 17-Oct. 4

• View new works by Tucson artists Kristy Lynn and Andrea Peterson at the Tansey Gallery. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; 3001 E Skyline Drive, Suite 109; free; 577-6301.

Thursday to Friday, Sept. 17-Oct. 9

• See the whimsical designs of Albert Tucci, former director of the School of Theatre Arts at the University of Arizona, at the Concepts, Characters & Costume exhibit. Details: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; The Art Institute of Tucson, 5099 E. Grant Road, Suite 100; free; 318-2700.

Thursday to Thursday, Sept. 17-Oct. 8

• See how the local children express their understandings of watershed and share their view of the natural world in this exhibition of award winning poetry and mixed media art at Tucson's River of Words 2009 Youth Poetry and Art Traveling Exhibit . Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; Pima County Juvenile Court, 2225 E. Ajo Way, free; 615-7855.

Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 17-Nov. 7

• See Long Views and Vibrant Hues watercolor paintings by artist Kathy Robbins. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; Kaleidoscope Gallery, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive; free; 825-3449.

Saturday, Sept. 12

• View Treasures of the Santa Cruz Valley: A Celebration of Our Natural and Cultural Heritage, a juried exhibition of local artists benefiting the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Blue Raven Gallery & Gifts, 3054 N. 1st Ave., Suite 4; free; 293-3566.

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 17-Nov. 8

• See the Day of the Dead: Ancient Roots/Contemporary Expressions exhibit. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

Through Saturday, Sept. 26

• See illustrations from Agaves of Continental North America by Howard Scott Gentry, pen and ink drawings created by a variety of artists on loan from University of Arizona Herbarium. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; 326-9686.

FILM

Thursdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 29

• Pull up a chair or spread a blanket and watch a typically family-friendly classic movie under Tucson's starry, summertime sky. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Cinema La Placita, 110 S. Church Ave.; $3; 326-5282.

HEALTH

Thursday, Sept. 17

• Eat Better/Move More with education from a dietetic professional about healthier meals and information about implementing exercise into your routine from an exercise physiologist. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; TMC Senior Services El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road; free; 324-1960.

Saturday, Sept. 19

• Get a Melanoma Update with the latest news on melanoma prevention, detection and treatment from Dr. Lee Cranmer. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Arizona Cancer Center- Kiewit Auditorium, 1515 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-1074.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

• Take an audiology screening and learn about the causes, symptoms, and effects of Hearing Loss along with the current hearing technology. Details: 1-2 p.m.; TMC Senior Services El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road; free; 324-1960.

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