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Happenings -- Week of September 15

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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4:00 am

THEATER

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

• Let Emmy-winning comedian Kathy Griffin make you laugh discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders in an adults-only show. Details: 8 p.m.; Desert Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $40-$60; 800-745-3000.

 

Thursday to Sunday

through Sept. 29

• Enjoy a performance of the Mistake of the Goddess full of mystery, love, betrayal, friendship, and questions about the meaning of life. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $22-$32; 551-2053. 

 

Saturday to Sunday

through Oct. 5

• Enjoy a performance of the Arizona Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde timeless comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $32-$62; 622-2823.

 

MUSIC

 

Friday, Sept. 20

• Don’t miss the one-night-only appearance of rock legends REO Speedwagon who have captured the loyalty of several generations of fans. Details: 8 p.m.; Desert Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $29-$56; 800-745-3000.

 

Saturday, Sept. 21

• Bring a chair or a blanket and listen to Arizona Symphonic Winds Music in the Park directed by Laszlo Veres in the old American tradition. Details: 7 p.m.; Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road; free; 721-2068.

 

Sunday, Sept. 22

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to Music Under the Stars: Tucson Pops Fall Concert featuring violinist Christian Howes and Spanish fusion jazz by Chick Corea. Details: 7 p.m.; DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way; free; 722-5853.

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 26

• Don’t miss your opportunity to hear legendary singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins who has charmed audiences over the past three decades with his endless power to communicate through song. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $30-$100; 547-3040.

 

Friday, Sept. 27

• Come see Heather Hardy, Lisa Otey and Diane Van Deurzen, Grams and Kreiger, Ed Delucia and Hurricane Carla all in one incredible concert Blues is Jazz. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $26.50, $21.50 members/active military, $16.50 students; 742-6455.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

• Listen to the music of world-class jazz artists Brian Bromberg, Bill Cantos, Mari Falcone, and Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Big Band at a special fundraiser, Jazz For St. Demetrios to help recover from losses from a fire earlier this year. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $20-35; 547-3040.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday, Sept. 19

Make a Difference for Marana’s Kids at a fundraising event presented by Arizona Youth Partnership, the Marana Chamber of Commerce, and Marana Healthcare. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Marana Health Center, 13395 N. Marana Main St.; donation; 624-4765 or www.mentorkidstucson.com.

• Beat the heat and enjoy an evening of visuals and vocals at Twilight Third Thursdays featuring art by local group 85712 and the music of Mustang Corners. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $9, $5 children, $5 members, $3 member children; 326-9686.

 

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 19-22

• Experience Spanish culture at the Tucson Flamenco Festival with wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, a colorful mercado, and flamenco dancing. Details: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday; Casa Vicente Restaurant, 375 S. Stone Ave.; $30-$35; 884-5253 or www.tucsonflamencofestival.com.

 

 

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 20-22

• Don your walking shoes and grab your flashlight to experience the nighttime art experience Glow with artists, dancers, and performers set in the desert with thousands of twinkling lights. Details: 7-11 p.m.; Triangle L Ranch, 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road, Oracle; $15, $12.50 in advance, $5 children; 520-896-2123.

 

Saturday, Sept. 21

• Get ready for a day of family fun as the Oro Valley Classic Car Show kicks into gear with more than 50 classes of antique, classic, muscle cars and trucks, DJs spinning golden oldies, rockin’ bands, plenty of food, and jumping castles for the kids with proceeds to benefit arts programs in the community. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Tangerine and Oracle Roads; $10, age 10 and under free; 797-3959 or www.saaca.org

• Brighten up your garden with irises at the Gigantic Iris Rhizome Sale sponsored by Tucson Area Iris Society. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Harlow Nursery, 5620 E. Pima St.; free admission; 743-7993 or www.tucsoniris.org.

 

Saturday to Sunday,

Sept. 21-Oct. 13

• Enjoy Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon with a festival of German food and music. Details: noon-4 p.m.; Ski Valley, 10300 Ski Run Road; free admission, $5 parking fee; 576-1400.

 

Sunday, Sept. 22

Stand Up to Stop Violence featuring emcee David Fitzsimmons, Vanessa Hollingshead, Gary Hood, author Dina Kucera, and a special Hip-Hop dance starring Krista Karnatz to benefit Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $15-$50; 547-3040.

Thursday, Sept. 26

• Enjoy an evening of elaborate dining with meals prepared by 18 top local chefs at Flavors of Tucson to benefit the American Liver Foundation. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive; $250; 866-953-1800.

 

CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

 

Friday, Sept. 20

• Learn how you can make a difference in the community at the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network Volunteer Orientation. Details: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $17; 299-6647.

 

Saturday, Sept. 21

• Listen to authors, doctors, and athletes discuss Your Health, Your Planet. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $35 (including lunch); 275-7999.  

• Learn easy ways of Identifying Trees of Southern Arizona presented by author Frank Rose. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014. 

• Learn how to save energy and money at home by implementing energy efficiency measures and receive a comprehensive Energy Efficiency Kit provided by Tucson Electric Power at the Home Energizer Workshop. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $13 garden admission; 326-9686 ext 18 (pre-registration required). 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 25

• Get an overview of the bighorn sheep and their future in this area in anticipation of the possible autumn 2013 release of 30 bighorn sheep in the Catalina Mountains at park volunteer and former ranger Richard Boyer’s presentation Bighorn Basics. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014. 

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

• Have fun at a day of dance, technique, games and prizes at the Marana Dance Kid’s Camp. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Coyote Trail Elementary School, 8000 N. Silverbell Road; $35, $30 in advance; 256-7990 or mikekrisdalton@comcast.net.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Tuesday to Sunday, 

Sept. 24-Dec. 8

• View Netsuke and Diminutive Carvings from Japan elaborately carved of ivory wood, ceramics, and metal on loan from the Phoenix Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, University of Arizona Museum of Art, and several private collections. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive; $9, $8 seniors/military, $6-8 children; 881-0606.

 

FILM

 

Friday to Saturday, Sept. 13-21

• View Arizona, national, and world premiers at the 6th Annual Underground Film Festival. Details: various times; the Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.; $7; 882-0204.

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, Sept. 19

• Learn how hip and knee replacement help get your life back at the Joint Seminar presented orthopaedic surgeon Jose Alicea, M.D. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Northwest Medical Center Event Center, 6060 N. Fountain Plaza Drive, Suite 130; free; 866-694-9355.

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