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Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A listing of arts, entertainment and cultural events for the coming week and beyond.

MOVIES

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

Fireproof (PG)

Nights in Rodanthe (PG-13)

Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (NR)

Ghost Town (PG-13)

Igor (PG)

Lakeview Terrace (PG-13)

My Best Friend’s Girl (R)

Burn After Reading (R)

Righteous Kill (R)

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys (PG-13)

The Women (PG-13)

Mamma Mia! Sing-Along Edition (PG-13)

Traitor (PG-13)

The House Bunny (PG-13)

Tropic Thunder (R)

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

College (R)

Space Chimps (G)

Hellboy 11: The Golden Army (PG-13)

Hancock (PG-13)

Wanted (R)

Get Smart (PG-13)

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (PG-13)

Iron Man (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Ghost Town (PG-13)

Igor (PG)

Lakeview Terrace (PG-13)

My Best Friend’s Girl (R)

Burn After Reading (R)

Righteous Kill (R)

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys (PG-13)

The Women (PG-13)

Bangkok Dangerous (R)

The House Bunny (PG-13)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)

Tropic Thunder (R)

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (PG-13)

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

THEATER

THROUGH OCT. 4

• See “Enchanted April,” a romantic comedy about love, longing and reawakening to life’s simple pleasures. Details: call for times; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $26-$50; 662-2823.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, SEPT. 25

• Hear music on the patio by local musician Kevin Pakulis. Details: sunset; Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 615-6100.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, SEPT. 25-26

• Hear the concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Steven Moechel, perform Beethoven’s “Shostakovich” Symphony No. 10 during the first concert of the orchestra’s season. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; call for ticket prices; 882-8585.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 26

• See Grammy nominee Greg Brown perform as part of the Rhythm and Roots music series. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $27 in advance, $30 at the door; 440-4455.

• Hear music on the patio by the local music group The Wayback Machine. Details: sunset; Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 615-6100.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPT. 26-27

• Hear country music performed by The Rowdy Johnson Band. Details: 8 p.m.-midnight; The Lariat Steakhouse and Saloon, 16666 N. Oracle Road; free; open only to those 21 and older; 825-9907.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27

• See “Fever,” a one-woman musical tribute to Peggy Lee. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Desert View Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $18 in advance, $20 at the door; 818-1000.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 28

• See the concert “Three Divas and a Divo,” featuring the Phoenix Jazz Divas: Margo Reed, Delphine Cortez and Nancy Gee. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip’s Plaza, southeast corner of River Road and Campbell Avenue; $20 for general admission, $15 for members; 903-1265.

• The Arizona Early Music Society presents a concert of music written by women featuring viola de gamba, baroque flute, harpsichord, violin and voice. Details: 2:30 p.m.; St. Philip’s In the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $20 for general admission, $17 for seniors, $5 for students; 297-3448.

• Find a grassy spot and hear a performance by the Tucson Pops Orchestra. Details: 7 p.m.; DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, corner of 22nd Street and Country Club Road; free; 232-9840.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 30

• Hear the Happiness Boys, SaddleBrooke residents John Engebretson and Norm Beasley, perform new and old songs. Details: 5-7 p.m.; SaddleBrooke Agave Lounge, 64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd.; free; 825-1885.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1

• Hear the musical group Earth, Wind and Fire in concert. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-$95; (800) 344-9435.

THURSDAY, OCT. 2

• See Bobby Ronstadt in concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $18 for general admission; $10 for park members; 742-6455.

THROUGH OCT. 12

• Catch the thriller “Wait Until Dark,” a play about empowerment and discovery. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. Sixth Ave.; call for ticket prices; 882-0555.

BOOKS

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8

• Listen as Jim Malusa, author of “Into Thick Air,” presents an account of his bicycle travels on six continents. Details: 3-5 p.m.; Mountain View Clubhouse at SaddleBrooke, 38691 S. Mountain View Blvd.; $15; proceeds go to Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries; 818-3527.

• Discuss the book “A Judgment in Stone” by Ruth Rendell with the Mystery Book Discussion Group. Details: 7 p.m.; Barnes and Noble, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 742-6402.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, SEPT. 25

• Enjoy homemade Greek food, live music and folk dancing during St. Demetrios Greek Church’s 33rd Greek Festival. Details: 5-10 p.m. Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 4-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-6:30 p.m. Sunday; 1145 E. Fort Lowell Road; $3 for adults, free for those 11 and younger; 888-0505.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 26

• Support the Ronald McDonald House by participating in Grape Expectations, a wine tasting and silent auction featuring hors d’oeuvres from premier Tucson restaurants. Details: 6-9 p.m.; La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; $75; 326-0060.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27

• Learn what you need to know about raising babies and get a free car safety check at a baby expo. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Aldrich Baby News store, 5665 E. Speedway Blvd.; free; 795-2400.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, SEPT. 27-28

• Experience the eighth annual Butterfly Festival and Fall Plant Sale with a wide variety of native butterflies fluttering around the gardens. Details: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $13 for general admission, $4.25 for children; 883-2702.

FRIDAY, OCT. 3

• The YWCA of Tucson will hold its 20th annual Women’s Leadership Conference. Details: all day; Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive; call for cost; registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 26; stanner@ywcatucson.org.

SATURDAY, OCT. 4

• Visit the Masterpiece Festival, which will feature 100 exhibitors of fine arts and crafts plus music and food. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, southwest corner of La Cañada and Magee roads; free; 297-2062.

• Peruse a variety of homemade craft items including jewelry, segment bowls, cards and afghans during Gamma Epsilon Sorority’s fall charity craft fair. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Oracle Community Center, 685 E. American Ave.; free; (520) 896-9192.

TUESDAY, OCT. 7

• Janos Restaurant holds its 12th annual dinner, featuring traditional Southwest crops, to benefit the organization Native Seeds SEARCH, a nonprofit with a mission of preserving native crop seeds that connect Native American cultures to their lands. Details: 6 p.m.; Janos Restaurant at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; $150; 615-6100.

SUNDAY, OCT. 19

• Take part in the Fall Country Fair, with antiques, plants, garden furniture, art and crafts. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road; junction of River and Alvernon Roads; 232-1201.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

• See a program titled “Archaeological Excavations at Las Capas” presented by archaeologist Stephanie Whittlesey. Details: 7:30-9 p.m.; Old Pueblo Archaeology Center Auditorium, 5100 W. Ina Road; free; 798-1201.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 20

• See a presentation titled “The Great Cacti” by David Yetman, host of PBS’s “The Desert Speaks” program. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27

• Hear a talk titled “The Fascinating World of Bats,” presented by conservation biologist Karen Krebbs from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

• Hear mineralogist Wolfgang Mueller give the talk “Gemstones of Arizona” about minerals in this region used for jewelry. Details: 3 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; $6 for four, $2 for each additional person; (520) 896-2425.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 30

• Learn how to create wealth and peace of mind at a workshop for women titled “Women, Power and Money.” Details: 6 p.m.; Lotus Massage and Wellness Center, 2850 E. Grant Road; $10; must be 18 or older; 908-7744.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8

• Learn seven principles for gardening in the desert during a Xeriscape workshop. Details: noon-2 p.m.; University of Arizona Cooperative Extension office, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-5849.

• Learn how to create a water-thrifty landscape that relies on seasonal rainfall and rainwater harvesting techniques during the Desert Rain Gardens workshop. Details: 9-11 a.m.; University of Arizona Cooperative Extension office, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 626-5849.

FRIDAY, OCT. 10

• See a planting demonstration focusing on trees, shrubs and flowers. Details: 1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 626-5161.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH SEPT. 30

• See “Paradise=Sugary Delights,” an exhibit by artist Rachael Simon exploring how Arizonans have adapted an extreme environment to suit not only needs but also comforts and desires. Details: 1-5 p.m. Sundays; The Barn Gallery at Rancho Linda Vista, visit www.rlvoracleart.org for directions; free; rsimon601@gmail.com.

• View the exhibit “Postage Stamps: A Global View of Prehistoric History” featuring a private collection of stamps from places around the world, including Malaysia, Japan and parts of Africa, that depict the prehistoric Earth. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with park admission; 326-9686.

THROUGH OCT. 26

• Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by seeing “Anatomy of Sorrow,” a solo exhibit by Tucson artist Daniel Martin Diaz that explores devotional art. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd.; $3 donation requested; 621-6302.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY, OCT. 1-31

• See the work of Lillian Brooks, Sunflower Community’s artist of the month. Details: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Sunflower Community’s Village Center, 9401 N. Sunflower Park Drive; free; artist reception is 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5; 572-9780.

• View a collection of hand-blown glass birds in the “For the Birds” exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Philabaum Glass Studio and Gallery, 711 S. Sixth Ave.; free; 884-7404.

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY, OCT. 3-NOV. 15

• See the exhibit “The Five Loves” by artist Ruben Urrea Moreno, a musing on love and its many incarnations. Details: noon-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; ArtCulture Partnership Gallery, 951 E. 35th Street; free; 792-3617.

THROUGH OCT. 30

• See an exhibit of watercolors, oils and pastels by artists Kathy Robbins and Don Webber. Details: 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; artist reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5; 299-7649.

THROUGH NOV. 9

• The “Please Touch Again” exhibit, the third in a series of similar exhibits, breaks art museums’ sacred rules by asking visitors to touch the art and enjoy the multisensory experience. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH JUNE 2009

• See the exhibit “Weaving: Native Baskets and Blankets,” which features pieces from Tohono Chul Park’s permanent collection. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

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