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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Expendables 2 (R)

ParaNorman (PG)

ParaNorman 3D (PG)

Sparkle (PG-13)

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

The Campaign (R)

Hope Springs (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG)

Total Recall (PG-13)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

Neil Young Journeys (PG)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Hit and Run (R)

The Expendables 2 (R)

ParaNorman (PG)

ParaNorman 3D (PG)

Sparkle (PG-13)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

The Campaign (R)

Hope Springs (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG)

Total Recall (PG-13)

The Dark Knight Rises IMAX (PG-13)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

People Like Us (PG-13)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R)

That’s My Boy (R)

Prometheus (R)

Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)

Men in Black III (PG-13)

Battleship (PG-13)

Dark Shadows (PG-13)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13)

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Hit and Run (R)

The Expendables 2 (R)

ParaNorman (PG)

ParaNorman 3D (PG)

Sparkle (PG-13)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

The Campaign (R)

Hope Springs (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG)

Total Recall (PG-13)

The Watch (R)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)

Ted (R)

THEATER

Through Sunday, Aug. 26

• Catch a performance of the time traveling musical-comedy spoof Back to the Past, It’s All About Time. Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; the Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95; 886-9428.

Thursday to Sunday, Aug. 30-Nov. 11

• Catch a performance of The Phantom of the Opera as the Gaslight Theatre transforms the stage into post-Revolution Paris. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95, $7.95 under 12; 886-9428.

Friday, Sept. 21

• Don’t miss long-time favorite comedian Jerry Seinfeld performing his signature stand-up routine hailed for the uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $50-$80; 621-3341.

MUSIC

Sunday, Aug. 26

• Listen to a cappella chamber ensemble AwenRising at Folk Music: From the British Isles to America with intricate harmonies and historical traditions. Details: 3 p.m.; Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 344-2936.

Monday, Aug. 27

• Enjoy the Lisa Otey & Friends Concert Series at Z Mansion. Details: 7 p.m.; 288 N. Church Ave.; $15; 370-5912.

Sunday, Sept. 2

• Rev up your holiday weekend at Desert Heat with a Jazz Beat featuring the sounds of funky pop to the classic traditional jazz of saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa and the vocals of Tucson favorite Crystal Stark. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; $35, $25 members and military; $20 students; 903-1265.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

• Hearken back to the cornerstone of rock ‘n roll with the music of legendary singer-songwriters Crosby, Stills and Nash with songs that convey emotional truths and social consciousness in equal measure. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol Ava Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $27-$176; 800-344-9435.

Friday, Sept. 7

• Forget your troubles and spend an evening listening to the special country music of Neal McCoy. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $25-$65; 800-344-9435.

Wednesday, September 12

• Enjoy the 1980’s pop-metal giants Def Leppard & Poison along with special guest Lita Ford at The Rock of Ages Tour 2012. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $60-$150; 800-344-9435.

• Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the birth of soul legend Otis Redding with vocalist Walter Belcher belting out some of the greatest music to grace the airwaves at A Salute to Otis Redding & STAX Records, Try A Little Tenderness. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $30, $25 in advance; 818-1000.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

• Enjoy the vocals and guitar of Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bonnie Raitt. Details: 7:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $40-$95; 621-3341.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, Aug. 24

• Enjoy shopping, dining and a free concert under the stars at Friday Night Live—Jazz with Carlos Soloranzo. Details: 7 p.m.; Geronimo Plaza Courtyard, Main Gate Square, 820 E. University Blvd.; free.

Saturday, Aug. 25

• Take the Salsa Culinary Challenge and sample professional and amateur salsa recipes, enjoy live Mariachi music, Ballet Folklorico La Paloma, Tesoro, and children’s activities presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 5 p.m.; La Encantada Shopping Center Courtyard, Skyline Dr. & Campbell Ave.; $15; 797-3959.

• Take the Tequila Challenge with gourmet food and tequila pairings from local restaurants, tequila tastings, Latin music, and Flamenco to benefit the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and the Community Food Bank. Details: 6 p.m.; La Encantada Shopping Center, Skyline Dr. & Campbell Ave.; $70; 797-3959.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

• Enjoy a multi-course dinner prepared with help from apprentice chefs and sommeliers to raise funds to support services for Tucson’s homeless and working poor at Primavera Cooks! Details: Pastiche, 3025 N. Campbell Ave.; $125; 623-5111 ext. 101.

Saturday, Sept. 1

• Bring your picnic lunch, tour the historic Kannally Ranch House, hike, cycle, or take a guided walk or workshop when Oracle State Park Re-opens to the public every Saturday in September, October, and November. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Dr., Oracle; $7/vehicle; (520) 896-2425.

Saturday to Monday, Sept. 1-3

• Bring the whole family to an Old West rodeo with timed events, barrel racing, a wild-horse race and team-roping, and mutton busting and pee-wee events at the Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo. Details: 1 p.m.; Sonoita Fairgrounds, 3142 S. Highway 83; $10, $5 ages 5-12; 520-455-5553.

Sunday, Sept. 9

• Get ready to go to a funny place you’ve never been before, where basketball heroes and comedians come together for charity at The Second Annual Stand Up to Stop Violence comedy fundraiser to benefit the Emerge Center to Prevent Domestic Abuse and the Blair Charity Group. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $15-$50; 547-3040.

Saturday and Sunday,

September 15-16

• Bring the whole family to the Southern Arizona Horse Expo for presentations, performances, raffles, entertainment, and vendors selling western equine products and services. Details: Southern Arizona Equestrian Center (77 Arena), Hwy. 77 Milepost 100, Oracle; $15, $10 in advance.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturdays through Aug. 25

• Enjoy Summer Saturday Evenings at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum viewing exhibits featuring nocturnal plants and wildlife. Details: 4-10 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $7, $3 ages 6-12; 883-2702.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

• Learn, discover and connect with free online learning from colleges and universities around the country in a drop-in session format where library staff will showcase learning opportunities offered by Coursera, Kahn Academy, and other educational sites including the Pima County Public Library’s Learning Express and Skills Tutor online resources at Get SMART with Free Online Learning. Details: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free; 791-4010.

Tuesday to Thursday,

Aug. 28-30

• Audition for the semi-professional St. Philip’s Canterbury Choir, join the St. Philip’s Singers or give young singers an opportunity to learn to use their voices and read music at the St. Nicholas Choir for children in grades 3-8 at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church where the whole family can participate in an exciting season of music at Sunday services. Details: 4440 N. Campbell Ave; call 299-6421, ext. 19 for more information or to schedule an audition.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

• Explore how animals use scent, sound, color, and impressive displays to catch the attention of potential mates at Environmental Educator Sandy Reith’s digital slide presentation Animal Attraction and the Mating Game. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Thursdays through Aug. 30

• Enjoy a beautiful sunset and see bats emerging from their roost and navigating the night sky chasing their insect prey at the Year of the Bat with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum docents stationed at two “Bat Bridges.” Details: 40 minutes prior to dusk; River Rd. & Campbell Ave. or Broadway Blvd. & Pantano Rd.; free; 883-2702.

Thursdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27

• Learn to create flexibility and strength in your body at Yoga in the Gardens taught by certified yoga instructor Kathy Edds. Details: 8-9 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $40, $30 members; 326-9686.

OUTDOORS

Friday, Aug. 24

• Take a 4.6 mile guided hike to the fire lookout house with an elevation gain of 900 feet. Details: 9 a.m.; Ski Valley, Catalina Hwy. milepost 24.9; free except for any Forest Service fees; 749-8700.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Aug. 25

• Wear your Wildcat colors and meet at the kids play area to get ready for football season with crafts and story time at the Tucson Mall Kids Club: U of A Football Party for ages 10 and under. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 293-7330.

• Learn how to draw manga and improve your artistic skills in preparation for the  World of Imagination teen art contest. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

Sundays through Sept. 2

• Bring the kids for hands-on fun with animals, physics, math and lasers at Science Sundays for families with young children. Details: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S. 6th Ave.; $2; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

Through Sunday, Aug. 26

• Visit the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild’s Watch our Walls exhibit featuring artists in various media. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 5-8 p.m. Friday; 5605 E. River Rd., Suite 131; free; 299-7294.

Monday to Friday, Aug. 27-Oct. 5

• View the exhibit Desert Initiative: Looking Across the Border featuring the works of David Taylor, Alejandro Cartagena and Paul Turounet. Details: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday & Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; Pima Community College, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; free; 206-6986.

Through Friday, Aug. 31

• Browse the Western Round-up of the works of Diana Madaras. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr.; free; 615-3001.

Through Monday, Sept. 3

• View the Desierto exhibit by artist Patricia Katchur. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8 adults, $4 children; 326-9686.

Through Monday, Sept. 10

• Explore the Harry Potter book series’ roots in Renaissance traditions which played an important role in the development of Western science and medicine at the National Library of Medicine’s Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine Exhibit. Details: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Arizona Health Sciences Library, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626- 6125.

Through Sunday, Oct. 21

• View the exhibit Contemporary Ceramics showcasing the works of local artists using clay in inventive ways. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Exhibit Hall, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

Through Saturday,

June 1, 2013

• View the exhibit Basketry Treasured presented in honor of the state’s centennial with examples of the ancient and abiding Arizona tradition of native basketry. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Arizona State Museum/University of Arizona, 1013 E. University Blvd.; $5, under 17 free; 626-8381.

FILM

Saturday, Aug. 25

• View the story of a tragic collision of two civilizations with dramatically different worldviews, the western pioneers and the Apaches, and one of the most famous, feared and misunderstood Indian warriors in the film Geronimo and the Apache Resistance. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Thursdays through Oct. 25

• Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy Movies Under the Stars at Cinema La Placita. Details: 7:30 p.m.; 110 S. Church Ave., La Placita Village courtyard; $3 donation; 326-5282.

HEALTH

Monday, Aug. 27

• Attend the Healthy Woman Seminar with the topic Gynecological Issues as You Age: Questions You May Have Never Asked. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Northwest Medical Center, Event Center, 6060 N. Fountain Plaza Dr., Suite 130; free; 866-694-9355.

Thursday, Aug. 29

• Let board-certified orthopedic surgeon Kevin Bowers, M.D. tell you how partial knee resurfacing may reduce or eliminate knee pain at the Totally Knees “Robotic” Knee Resurfacing seminar. Details: 6 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; free; 866-694-9355.

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