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

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 3-D (PG)

The Informant (R)

Jennifer's Body (R)

Love Happens (PG-13)

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)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

District 9 (R)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 3-D (PG)

The Informant (R)

Jennifer's Body (R)

Love Happens (PG-13)

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)

District 9 (R)

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

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

A Perfect Getaway (R)

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

Public Enemies (R)

My Sister's Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

Away We Go (R)

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

Star Trek (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

The Informant (R)

Jennifer's Body (R)

Love Happens (PG-13)

Sorority Row (R)

Whiteout (R)

9 (PG-13)

All About Steve (PG-13)

The Final Destination 3D (R)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Shorts (PG)

District 9 (R)

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

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

G-Force (PG)

THEATER

Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 23-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.

• Enjoy a performance of Ramona Quimby, revealing the messy life of an 8-year-old who discovers her world is filled with people who care about her as they together face difficulties with spunk and humor. It is 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.

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 24-27

• Catch a performance of Coming in Hot, a one-woman play adapted for the stage from Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, From Vietnam to Iraq. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall; $50 for Thursday fundraiser, other shows $15, $10 students/seniors; www.korepress.org.

• 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.

• 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. 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.

Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 24-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. 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. 24-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.

Friday to Saturday, Sept. 25-26

• 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. 25-27

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

• 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. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Red Barn Theater, 948 N. Main Ave.; $15; 622-6973.

Saturday, Sept. 26

• Enjoy the international sensation Tap Dogs, rough, tough, rocking theatrical entertainment. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $29-52; 621-3341.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 26-Oct. 11

• Enjoy a romantic comedy and winner of the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Seascape by Edward Albee which tells the story of two couples engaging in humorous and sometimes outrageous discussions involving issues germane to all our lives. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; 882-0555.

MUSIC

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.

• Enjoy the music of classical violinist Arvel Bird incorporating facets of his Paiute and Scottish ancestry into a signature musical style along with his dancers for a journey into the past. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $28, $25 in advance; 818-1000.

Sunday, Sept. 27

• Listen to a recital of varied works performed by Tucson Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinetist Dr. Jeremy Reynolds and pianist Michael Dauphinais of the University of Arizona. Details: 3 p.m.; Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams; $10, $5 students.

• Listen to a vocal recital featuring music faculty Dean (tenor) and Anna (soprano) Schoff and friends, with David Craig on piano presented in a way similar to how Schubert would have presented his songs the first time. Details: 3 p.m.; PCC Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Road; 206-6986.

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

• Listen to the music of Jos Miguel Moreno presenting a program of Renaissance lute music. Details: 3 p.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $20, $17 seniors $17; $5 students; 297-3448.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 24-26

• 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.

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.

Friday, Sept. 25

• Sample tequila, beer, European wines, and a southwestern menu while enjoying entertainment and live and silent auctions at the Flavor of Tequila benefit for Youth on their Own, the Pasqua Yaqui Neighborhood Center, and other local charities. Details: 6:30-10 p.m.; Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road; $40, $35 in advance (over 21 only); 299-0536.

• Enjoy a delightful performance of cowboy songs, poems and stories featuring singer, storyteller, and historian Marshall Trimble. Details: 7 p.m.; Oracle Historical Society, 825 Mount Lemmon Road; $5 suggested donation; 896-9609.

• Help support the Ronald McDonald House charities at Grape Expectations featuring wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres from Tucson's premier restaurants, and a large silent auction. Details: 6-9 p.m.; La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; $75; 326-0060.

Saturday, Sept. 26

• Celebrate culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge at the fifth annual Museum Day presented by Smithsonian magazine. Details: 9 am.-6 p.m.; International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road; free admission Sept. 26 only; www.thewildlifemuseum.org.

• Learn about Coming Conservation Challenges from Carolyn Campbell, executive director of the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, and about a citizen science program for collecting data on nectar-eating bats at hummingbird feeders from Theodore (Ted) H. Fleming, adjunct professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona. Details: 9:30 a.m. coffee and pastries; 10 a.m.-noon formal program; Tucson Audubon Society, Mason Center, 3835 W. Hardy, 744-0004.

• Buy, sell, or trade just about anything at the Marana Bazaar. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Continental Ranch Community Park, 8900 W. Coachline Blvd.; free admission; 861-7442.

• Join in the Heritage Celebration & Fundraiser for the Treasures of the Santa Cruz Valley. Details: 5-7:30 p.m.; Blue Raven Gallery & Gifts, 3054 N. 1st Ave., Suite 4; $25; 429-1394.

• Bid for your choice of many works of art at the It's a Wrap Auction benefiting contemporary art exhibitions at the Tucson Museum of Art. Details: 4:30 p.m.; 140 N. Main Ave.; $25; 624-2333.

• Raise funds for Tu Nidito Children and Family Services at a Fashion Show featuring clothes from Tucson's boutiques, hors d'ouvres, live and silent auctions and more. Details: 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Westin La Paloma, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive; $125; 322-9155.

• Taste wine and chef-prepared dishes and enjoy music and an auction with Tucson Corks and Chords benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second Street; $50 (over 21 only); 747-7472.

Saturday to Sunday, 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

• Catch a public appearance of "Jungle Jack" Hanna, American zookeeper and host of "Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures" television show. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1030 S. Randolph Way; free with $2-4 regular admission; 791-4022.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

• Bring the kids for cooking classes, crafts and games, and food samples and complimentary chair massages for the adults at the Sunflower Farmers Market grand opening. Details: 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; 3860 W. River Road, free; www.sfmarkets.com.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday & Monday, Sept. 24 & 28

• Have fun while you improve your skills at the Gift Wrapping Class. Details: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday; Sour Apple Fabrics & Home Boutique, 11015 N. Oracle Road, #111; $59 plus class supplies; 219-4549.

Friday, Sept. 25

• Learn to decorate your home with Pillows 101. Details: 6:30-8 p.m. p.m.; Sour Apple Fabrics & Home Boutique, 11015 N. Oracle Road, #111; $69 plus class supplies; 219-4549.

• Award winning landscape designer Clay Thompson will show you 10 Great Cacti for Sensational Tucson Gardens and how to artistically place them for superb impact. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Harlow Gardens, 5620 E. Pima St.; free; 298-3303.

Saturday, Sept. 26

• Spend all day scrapbooking with the Midnight Scrapper's Union themed Casino Night. Details: 9 a.m.-midnight; Comfort Suites, 515 W. Auto Mall Drive; $20-$45; 548-6018.

• Get tips on how to have Grass Without Lawnmower with information on planting, selection, use and care of native grasses. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686, Ext. 19.

• Learn the Difference Between Looking and Seeing as Discovery Days' John Schaefer shares his expertise on Photography on the Sky Island. Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Mount Lemmon SkyCenter at the summit of Mount Lemmon; $18-24; 626-8122.

• Celebrate Saguaro's Wildlife: Birds and Mammals and learn about their natural history. Details: 3-4 p.m.; Red Hills Visitor Center, Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park admission; 733-5158.

• Let Tucson storyteller Gil Payette tell you about Native American culture, customs, and folklore in his presentation Indian Lodges about the many different homes, shelters, and dwellings of Native Americans across this land. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about the history of prison and training camps at the presentation Ghost Towns of the Second World War with historian and author Erik Berg as part of the speaker series History in the Headlines. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. 2nd St.; $20, $15 members; 617-1153.

Sunday, Sept. 27

• Learn about the Gemstones and Copper Minerals of Arizona with Mineralogist Wolfgang Mueller in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House. Details: 11 a.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; free with park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle; 896-2425.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

• Go back in time to the late 1800s with Alan Kruse, Arizona Historical Society docent, as he portrays Frank Hereford, one of Tucson's first attorneys, dressed in period costume talking about growing up in Tucson and his experience as a defense attorney during the famous Wham payroll robbery trial. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• 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.

• Take a Campus Walking Tour of the University of Arizona and learn about landmarks, history and traditions. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; UA Visitors Center, 811 N. Euclid Ave.; free; 621-5130.

OUTDOORS

Friday, Sept. 25

• Take a guided 2.5 mile Twilight Hike along a rocky old mining road. Details: 4:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday, Sept. 26

• Lend a hand to the lands to help clear trail brush, remove buffelgrass, or pick up litter at National Public Lands Day at Tucson Mountain Park followed by optional potluck lunch. Details: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 7700 W. Gates Pass Road; free; 884-5550, Ext. 8.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 26-27

• Take a butterfly walk and enjoy other activities for the entire family at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Butterfly Festival. Details: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; $13, $4.25 children 6-12, under 5 free; 883-2702.

CHILDREN

Thursday, Sept. 24

• Make your own dream catchers. 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. 26

• Catch the Sun and paint a colorful sun catcher. Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Saturday, Sept. 26

• Take a ride on a giant inflatable slide, compete in sport events, see demonstrations by Mad Science, or tickle your taste buds at the Chili Cook or home baked goods buffet at the Family Fun Fair. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Ironwood Elementary School; free; www.foothillscc.com

Saturdays, Sept. 26-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.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

• Decorate a bookmark to mark your reading spot. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday to Thursday, Sept. 24-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. 24-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 Thursday, Sept. 24-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 Friday, Sept. 24-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, Sept. 24-Oct. 13

• View unprecedented images of Mars yielding important scientific data and stunningly beautiful photographs portraying otherworldly landscapes and unexpectedly beautiful vistas at the exhibit of the Phoenix Mars Mission. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Temple Gallery, 330 S. Scott free; 624-7370.

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 24-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.

Thursday to Tuesday, Sept. 24-Dec. 8

• View Writings Out of Time: The University of Arizona's Cuneiform Collection which showcases the Arizona State Museum's extraordinary holdings in Near Eastern antiquities. Details: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; 1510 E. University Blvd.; 621-6406.

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. 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.

Through Friday, Oct. 9

• See old wood-frame windows transformed into art at Sandra Montgomery's Old Window Art exhibit. Details 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; UA's Campus Christian Center Art Gallery, 715 N. Park Ave.; free; 623-7575.

FILM

Thursdays, Sept. 24-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

Saturday, Sept. 26

• Learn how researchers are developing new drugs and discovering new methods to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure cancer at Discovering Science at the Arizona Cancer Center. Details: 9:30 a.m.-noon; Kiewit Auditorium, 1515 N. Campbell Ave.; free but reservations required; 626-6401.

Saturdays, Sept. 26 & Oct. 24

• Finding it difficult to take time off of work for medical care? X-Ray Physicians Ltd. will offer mammography and osteoporosis screenings at Women's Health Saturdays. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (advance appointments required); 2001 W. Orange Grove, Suite 104; call 575-0000 for cost information and scheduling.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

• Learn about the benefits of using a decompression table and improve your quality of life with pain relief and increased mobility at Casabona Chiropractic's Neck and Back Pain Workshop. Details: 12 p.m. (lunch); Taste of Texas Restaurant, 8310 N. Thornydale Road; free; 498-9984.

• Learn about weight loss surgery to clinically treat severe obesity. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Auditorium of Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital, 350 N. Wilmot Road; free; 873-2000.

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