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Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:27 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

All About Steve (PG-13)

Extract (R)

Gamer (R)

The Final Destination 3D (R)

The Final Destination (R)

Halloween II (R)

Taking Woodstock (R)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Shorts (PG)

District 9 (R)

The Time Traveler's Wife (PG-13)

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

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

All About Steve (PG-13)

Extract (R)

Gamer (R)

The Final Destination 3D (R)

The Final Destination (R)

Halloween II (R)

Taking Woodstock (R)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Shorts (PG)

District 9 (R)

Ponyo (G)

The Time Traveler's Wife (PG-13)

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

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

The Ugly Truth (R)

(500) Days of Summer (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Collector (R)

Bruno (R)

My Sister's Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

Year One (PG-13)

Imagine That (PG)

The Taking of Pelham 123 (R)

Land of the Lost (PG-13)

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

Star Trek (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

All About Steve (PG-13)

Extract (R)

Gamer (R)

The Final Destination 3D (R)

Halloween II (R)

Taking Woodstock (R)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Shorts (PG)

District 9 (R)

The Time Traveler's Wife (PG-13)

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

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

G-Force (PG)

THEATER

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 10-13

• Take an unforgettable glimpse behind the scenes of a defining moment for one young man and two nations in the comedy Rum & Coke about the Bay of Pigs, one of the most infamous political events of American history. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Marroney Theatre, 1025 N. Olive Road; $29, $21 students; 621-1162.

Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 10-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. Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $26 and up; 622-2823.

Friday to Saturday, Sept. 11-26

• 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. 11-27

• Enjoy Sir Arthur Conan Coyle'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.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 11-27

• 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. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; Red Barn Theater, 948 N. Main Ave.; $15; 622-6973.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 12-27

• 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.

Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 16-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.; 882-9721.

MUSIC

Saturday, Sept. 12

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music of the Arizona Symphonic Winds. Details: 7 p.m.; Udall Park Amphitheater, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road; free; 721-2068.

• Enjoy a very special evening of musical entertainment showcasing Redondo Music Theater's talent at the concert/fundraiser Lullabies of Broadway. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $30; 800-745-3000.

Sunday, Sept. 13

• Enjoy the Tucson Pops featuring vocalist Jack Neubeck at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park. Details: 7 p.m.; 22nd Street & Country Club Road; free; 722-5853.

• Tap your toes and sing along as the legendary James Taylor performs hits and songs from his most recent recordings of tunes from the '50s, '60s and '70s. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $65-85; 800-745-3000.

• Listen to Jazz Under the Stars at St. Philips Plaza featuring Y La Orkesta. Details: 6:30 p.m.; 4280 N. Campbell Ave.; $20, $15 members, $10 students/military; 903-1265.

September 12-13

• Listen to the latest tunes as recording artist Erin Jean performs selections from her new CD. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Cabaret Theatre, Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $15, $13 seniors/military; $10 children; 888-0509.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Sept. 10

• Help raise money for the American Liver Foundation and enjoy food prepared by Arizona's premiere chefs at Flavors of Tucson presented by University Medical Center. Details: 6:30-10 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive; $225 (over 21 only); 866-953-1800.

Friday, Sept. 11

• Take a home tour Where Designers Dwell as local interior designers open their own homes to discuss their decorating challenges and answer your questions. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; self-guided tours in various locales around Tucson; $30, $25 in advance; 547-5516.

• Build your own bracelet and attend a silent auction to benefit Tu Nidito's Courage Bead Program at their Bead Holiday Fundraiser. Details: 6-9 p.m.; A Beaucoup Conge, 355 E. Fort Lowell Road; $40, $5 kids; 322-9155.

• Golf for babies at the Third Annual March of Dimes Golf Classic. Details: 7:30 a.m.; Golf Club at Vistoso, 955 W. Vistoso Highlands Drive; $125 per player, $500/foursome; 742-0034.

Friday to Saturday, Sept. 11-12

• Browse rubber stamps, mixed media and altered art at the Prickly Pear Rubber Stamps Convention. Details: 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $3-5; 791-4101.

Saturday, Sept. 12

• Enjoy the writing and music of talented local artists at Monsoon Voices. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W Naranja Drive; donations suggested; 229-5300.

• Join the Midnight Scrapper's Union for a day (and night) of scrapbooking, door prizes, and page contests with the theme Casino Night. Details: 9 a.m.-midnight; Comfort Suites, 515 W. Auto Mall Drive; $20-$45 (must be over 16); 548-6018.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 12-13

• Browse and buy books, CDs, video games, board games and more at the Entertainment Sale to benefit the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 3465 E. Kleindale Road; free admission; 321-3704, ext. 101.

Monday, Sept. 14

• Honor and remember children with cancer at the Candle Lighting Ceremony and resource fair hosted by Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern Arizona. Details: 6 p.m.; University Medical Center Hospital front lawn, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., free; 777-4911.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Sept. 10

• Attend training to become a volunteer to present information on Buffelgrass in the Sonoran Desert to community groups and assist education booths at local events. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Brandi Fenton Park, 3482 E. River Road; free (ages 18 and older); 615-7855.

• Find out how your legislators did on the Sierra Club report card and how you can help to promote a more environmentally friendly legislature at the Sierra Club Public Program. Details: 7-8:30 p.m.; Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona, 924 N. Alvernon Way; free; 326-7883.

• Take a tour and learn appropriate rainwater harvesting techniques for residential and commercial properties. Details: 8-9 a.m.; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 622-3861.

Friday, Sept. 11

• Learn about Basic Bat Ecology and view bats in Nogales at a program sponsored by the Tucson Audubon Society. Details: $65, 30 members; for details, contact Matt Brooks at mbrooks@tucsonaudubon.org or 622-2230.

Saturday, Sept. 12

• Sample a variety of Argentinean wines with instruction from JW Marriott Starr Pass Certified Sommeliers. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; 3800 West Starr Pass Blvd.; $25; 791-6071.

• Discover your talents with free mini-classes in modern, aerial, ballet, bellydancing, hip hop and flamenco at the ZUZI! Dance Company, School and Theater Open House. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 738 N. Fifth Ave.; free; 629-0237.

• Decipher what trees can tell us through the examination of their growth patterns at the UA DiscoveryDays presentation Dendrochronology: Much More than Counting Tree Rings. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Mount Lemmon SkyCenter; $24; $18 students; 626-8122.

• Let author Christy Leskovar tell you about One Night in a Bad Inn , a true story of scandal, war, murder, and mayhem that stretches across the parched plains of eastern Montana during one of the most tumultuous times in American history. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Celebrate Saguaro's Wildlife: Reptiles and Amphibians from turtles to snakes. Details: 3 p.m.; Red Hills Visitor Center, Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park admission; 733-5158.

Sunday, Sept. 13

• 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 and Tuesday, Sept. 14-15

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

Tuesday, Sept. 15

• Get to know your rights and responsibilities when you're out on the road at the Bicycle Safety program. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W Naranja Drive; free (adults and teens); 229-5300.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

• Make a Memory Board. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Sour Apple Fabrics & Home Boutique, 11015 N. Oracle Road, #111; $69 plus class supplies; 219-4549.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

• Learn about Living With Urban Wildlife , their habitat needs, why they may be attracted to your yard, and how to discourage those that may become a nuisance or pose a risk to you and your family. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Wednesdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 28

• Sharpen your problem-solving techniques and expertise with Master Consumer Advisor Training workshops that include topics such as financial and house management, food nutrition, safety, substitutions, preservation and drying, clothing and textile care, pest control and searching on the Internet. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; UA Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; $65; 626-5161. Registration deadline is Sept. 11.

OUTDOORS

Thursday, Sept. 10

• Wake Up with the Birds and spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the mesquites and palm trees at a unique crossroads where desert meets water. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 615-7855.

Friday, Sept. 11

• 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, $2 children; 742-6455.

• Enjoy a leisurely Moonlight Walk through Feliz Paseos Park. Details: 7:30-8:30 p.m.; 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free; 615-7855.

CHILDREN

Thursday, Sept. 12

• Search for butterflies and caterpillars with the Sonoran Desert Kids Club. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free (kids 5-12 and their families); 615-7855.

• Make an Autumn Wreath with the colors and leaves of fall. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

• See a seven-story rocket with lights on, seltzer rocket launchings with museum Mad Scientists, visits to the rocket launch control room, space food samples, astronaut tests and more at Titan Moonlight Madness . Details: 5-9 p.m.; Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Road; $7, under 12 free; 625-7736.

VISUAL ARTS

Wednesdays & Fridays, Sept. 9-Oct. 14

• See an exhibit of photography by four local and national artists in the gallery of Ventana Medical Systems in conjunction with the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; 1910 E. Innovation Park Drive, free.

Thursday, Sept. 10

• View an eclectic mix of contemporary fine art and crafts at the Gallery Row Art Walk. Details: 5-7:30 p.m.; 3001 E. Skyline Drive; free; 577-6301.

Thursday to Wednesday, Sept. 10-16

• 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.

Thursday to Monday, Sept. 10-21

• 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 Thursday, Sept. 10-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. 10-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 Friday, Sept. 10-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 Thursday, Sept. 10-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 Saturday, Sept. 10-Nov. 7

• See Long Views and Vibrant Hues watercolor paintings by artist Kathy Robbins. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; Kaleidoscope Gallery, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive; free; 825-3449.

Saturday, Sept. 12

• View Treasures of the Santa Cruz Valley: A Celebration of Our Natural and Cultural Heritage, a juried exhibition of local artists benefiting the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Blue Raven Gallery & Gifts, 3054 N. 1st Ave., Suite 4; free; 293-3566.

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 10-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.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

• Take a Walk with the Curator of the Tucson Museum of Art and look at the process and results of the Arizona Biennial '09 exhibition. Details: 11:30 a.m.; 140 N. Main Ave.; free with museum admission; 624-2333.

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 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.

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

Thursdays, Sept. 3-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

Thursday Sept. 10

• Find out what you need to know about privacy, safeguarding issues, and the future of electronic medical records. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; TMC Senior Services El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road; free; 324-1960.

Saturday to Saturday, Sept. 12-Oct. 17

• Improve your coping skills with chronic illness such as fatigue, stress, and depression with a seven-week self-help class. Details: 9:30 a.m.-noon; Lupus Office, 4602 E. Grant Road; free; lupus12@juno.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 15

• Learn how hormones can affect your health and well-being at Dr. Maureen Schwehr's presentation You're Not Going Crazy, It May be Your Hormones. Details: 6-7 p.m.; Rising Moon Natural Healthcare, 621 N. Sixth Ave.; free; 623-1033.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

• Learn to Manage Chronic Health Conditions Naturally using nutrition and therapeutic lifestyle change at a workshop offered by chiropractic physicians of NW Health Solutions. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; free; 498-0082.

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