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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:22 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Post Grad (PG-13)

Shorts (PG)

X Games 3D: The Movie (PG)

Bandslam (PG)

District 9 (R)

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (R)

The Time Traveler's Wife (PG-13)

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

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

G-Force (PG)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Post Grad (PG-13)

Shorts (PG)

X Games 3D: The Movie (PG)

Bandslam (PG)

District 9 (R)

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (R)

Ponyo (G)

The Time Traveler's Wife (PG-13)

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

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

G-Force (PG)

The Ugly Truth (R)

(500) Days of Summer (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

I Love You, Beth Cooper (PG-13)

Year One (PG-13)

Imagine That (PG)

The Taking of Pelham 123 (R)

Land of the Lost (PG-13)

Drag Me to Hell (PG-13)

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

Terminator Salvation (PG-13)

Angels & Demons (PG-13)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Post Grad (PG-13)

Shorts (PG)

X Games 3D: The Movie (PG)

Bandslam (PG)

District 9 (R)

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (R)

The Time Traveler's Wife (PG-13)

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

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

A Perfect Getaway (R)

Funny People (R)

G-Force in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

THEATER

Friday to Sunday, Aug. 28-Sept. 27

• Enjoy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle'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.

MUSIC

Saturday, Aug. 29

• Celebrate Tucson's Irish heritage and Celtic community with Irish band Cara and 2 Duos, a duo from Scotland and an Irish fiddle and flute. Details: 8 p.m.; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $23, $18 seniors; 622-2823.

• Listen to the Latin Grammy winning Los Tigres del Norte with Ramon Ayala at the AVA Amphitheater. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-85; 800-344-9435.

Sunday, Aug. 30

• Listen to the rock/funk blues bass of the Sabra Faulk Band as the Music on the Mountain series continues at Summerhaven. Details: 12-5 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; free; bonnie@lavamusic.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, Aug. 29

• Enjoy an inspiring presentation of traditional Native American culture with The Redhouse Dancers . Details: 9:30-10:15 a.m.; Atria Bell Court Gardens, 6653 E. Carondelet Drive; free; 886-3600

• Browse arts and crafts and listen to music at the EMVIA (Educating and Mentoring for the Visually Impaired Association) Prickly Pear Festival benefit. Details: 4-10 p.m.; Rillito Downs, 4502 N. First Ave.; $5, children free; www.emviatucson.org.

• Enjoy interactive demonstrations in dance and group music classes for all ages, an instrument petting zoo, giveaways, door prizes and balloon art at the grand opening of the Catalina Foothills Music & Dance Academy. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 4811 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 327-2303.

• Taste some of the best wines from around the world with instruction from JW Marriott Starr Pass Certified Sommeliers. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Primo, JW Marriott Starr Pass, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $25; 791-6071.

Sunday, Aug. 30

• Meet new people at the 50+ Singles Lunch Bunch. Details: 12-2 p.m.; Thunder Canyon Brewery, Foothills Mall; cost of lunch; 575-9426.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturday, Aug. 29

• Let author Marge Pellegrino teach you how to capture your memories at the I Remember Writing Workshop. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr., Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free (age 13 and older); 594-5200.

• Learn about Amazing and Fascinating Hummingbirds from conservation biologist Karen Krebbs of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Stroll through a beautiful garden and learn about a design concept which can reduce maintenance costs of water-wise landscapes at the Hydrozone Workshop. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 North Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members; 326-9686.

Sunday, Aug. 30

• Get answers to all your gardening questions from radio personality and naturalist Phil Seader, host of the Enchanted Desert Garden Show. Details: 1-2 p.m.; the Courtyard at La Encantada, Skyline & Campbell; free; 299-9471.

Monday, Aug. 31

• Learn a new skill at the Gift Wrapping Class. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Sour Apple Fabrics & Home Boutique, 11015 N. Oracle Road, Suite 111; $59 plus supplies; 219-4549.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

• Learn techniques for residential and commercial properties at the Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site Tour. Details: 8-9 a.m.; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 622-3861.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

• Take an intriguing look at Uranium: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World with author Tom Zoellner. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Write your story, family history, or memoir in a protective and supportive environment with tips from local authors and publishers. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 219-8090.

OUTDOORS

Friday, Aug. 28

• Take a stroll and learn the essentials in understanding reptiles at the Reptile Ramble. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

• Take a 2.5 mile Twilight Hike along a rocky old mining road. Details: 5 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free but reservations required; 733-5158.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Aug. 29

• Take a Night Wings evening tour of Pima Air and Space Museum's Spirit of Freedom Hangar featuring special activities for all ages, including space-food tasting, taking the astronaut test, and balloon-jet building. Details: 5-9 p.m.; 6000 E. Valencia Road; $10, under 12 free; 618-4819.

Monday to Saturday, Aug. 31-Sept. 5

• Make constellation art using shiny stars. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Monday to Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 6

• Decorate a Mask using lots of glitter, feathers, jewels and more. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, Aug. 29

• See paintings, sculpture, and mixed media created by students at Toscana Studio. Details: 6-9 p.m.; 9040 N. Oracle Road; free; 575-1445.

Saturday to Monday, Aug. 29-Sept. 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 Friday, Aug. 27-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 Tuesday, Aug. 27-Sept. 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: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, included with $7 entrance fee; 615-7855.

Thursday to Wednesday, Aug. 27–Sept. 16

• Abstracts and Landscapes, acrylic and oil paintings on canvas and paper by Joan Scott at the Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery. Details: Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 615-7855.

Through Friday, Aug. 28

• Get a rare glimpse of distinctive artistic styles at the special collection exhibit Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; UA Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.; free; 621-2101.

Sunday to Thursday, Aug. 30-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.

Through Tuesday, Sept. 8

• See artwork by Mountain View and Marana High School students at Creative Connections: 14th Annual School Student Art Exhibitions. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free with park admission $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.

Through Sunday, Oct. 25

• Catch a rare glimpse of Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia: A Modernist Perspective, 22 lesser-known works on paper, canvas, and ceramics that reveal stylistic approaches that differ from the quintessential images most associated with this artist. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; 140 N. Main Avenue; $8, $6 seniors, $3 students, children free, first Sunday of the month is free; 624-2333.

Through May 2010

• See Yaqui Carving: Generations of Wooden Faces with artistic works of several artists including the celebrated Martinez family, Louis David Valenzuela, Arturo Montoya and others. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

FILM

Wednesday, Aug. 26

• See America Through Native Eyes in the fourth episode of the We Shall Remain film series. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Thursdays, Aug. 27-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.

UPCOMING

Saturday, Sept. 12

Southern Arizona Credit Union Chapter is sponsoring a golf tournament for New Beginnings for Women and Children at the Arizona National Golf Club. Proceeds benefit NBWC, which has been helping homeless women with children to become financially self-sufficient and to be able to sustain their families in stable housing since 1987. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Erin Stobie, NBWC development assistant, at 325-8800 ext. 424 or estobie@nbwctucson.org for more information or register on-line at http://www.nbwctucson.org/fundraising/golf_tournament.aspx

HEALTH

Tuesday, Sept. 1

• Explore physical, psychosocial and mysterious aspects From Touchy to Touching – Talking About the Dying Process. Details: 10 a.m.; TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot; free; 400-0274.

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