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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:04 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A listing of arts, entertainment and cultural events for the upcoming week.

MOVIES

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Burn After Reading (R)

Proud American (PG)

Righteous Kill (R)

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys (PG-13)

The Women (PG-13)

Bangkok Dangerous (R)

Babylon A.D. (PG-13)

Disaster Movie (PG-13)

Mamma Mia! Sing-Along Edition (PG-13)

Traitor (PG-13)

The House Bunny (PG-13)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (PG-13)

Tropic Thunder (R)

Pineapple Express (R)

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Longshots (PG)

Swing Vote (PG-13)

Space Chimps (G)

Hancock (PG-13)

Wanted (R)

Get Smart (PG-13)

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (PG-13)

Iron Man (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Burn After Reading (R)

Righteous Kill (R)

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys (PG-13)

The Women (PG-13)

Bangkok Dangerous (R)

Babylon A.D. (PG-13)

Disaster Movie (PG-13)

Traitor (PG-13)

Death Race (R)

The House Bunny (PG-13)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)

Tropic Thunder (R)

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (PG-13)

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Mamma Mia! (PG-13)

THEATER

THROUGH OCT. 4

• See “Enchanted April,” a romantic comedy about love, longing and reawakening to life’s simple pleasures. Details: call for times; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $26-$50; 662-2823.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

• See Kip Calahan in concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $18 for general admission, $10 for members; 742-6455.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19

• See the musical group Combo Westside perform. Details: sunset, Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 615-6100.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 21

• See a performance by jazz vocalist Dennis Rowland of Count Basie Orchestra fame. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip’s Plaza, southeast corner of River Road and Campbell Avenue; $20 for general admission, $15 for members; 903-1265.

• In celebration of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, participate in a vespers service featuring some of the oldest Lutheran liturgical music. Details: 4 p.m.; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road; free; 299-6421.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 26

• See Grammy nominee Greg Brown perform as part of the Rhythm and Roots music series. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $27 in advance, $30 at the door; 440-4455.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 28

• See the concert “Three Divas and a Divo,” featuring the Phoenix Jazz Divas: Margo Reed, Delphine Cortez and Nancy Gee. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip’s Plaza, southeast corner of River Road and Campbell Avenue; $20 for general admission, $15 for members; 903-1265.

• The Arizona Early Music Society presents a concert of music written by women, featuring viola de gamba, baroque flute, harpsichord, violin and voice. Details: 2:30 p.m.; St. Philip’s In the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $20 for general admission, $17 for seniors, $5 for students; 297-3448.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, SEPT. 20

• Experience the Oro Valley Classic Car, BBQ and Blues Show, put on by the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council and featuring The Bad News Blues. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Steam Pump Village, on Oracle Road just past First Avenue; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy African cuisine, see fashions by international designers and dance to rhythmic music during the fifth annual Diaspora Showcase Africa. Details: 6 p.m.-midnight; University of Arizona Student Union Grand Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd.; $45 in advance or $50 at the door; 323-2407.

• See a fashion show presented by the Tucson Ladies Council and in benefit of Tu Nudito. Details: 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive; $150; 322-9155.

• Experience D’Vine Wine Extravaganza, a night of dancing and dining to benefit The Arthritis Foundation. Details: 6:30-10 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road; $150; 917-7070.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 21

• Artists who work on paper can learn about the alternative photographic process cyanotype during an art workshop led by award-winning artist Rebecca Bushner. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Toscana Studio and Gallery, 9040 N. Oracle Road, Suite A; $80 (includes materials, handouts and light refreshments); 575-1445.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24

• Hear Jesus Manuel Garcia talk about the Kino Heritage Fruit Tree Project, an effort at Tumacacori National Historical Park to reintroduce Spanish-era fruit tree stock into the orchard and mission gardens. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Park Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; reservation required; 622-6014.

TUESDAY, OCT. 7

• Janos Restaurant holds its 12th annual dinner, featuring traditional Southwest crops, to benefit the organization Native Seeds SEARCH, a nonprofit with a mission of preserving native crop seeds that connect Native American cultures to their lands. Details: 6 p.m.; Janos Restaurant at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; $150; 615-6100.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

• See a program titled “Archaeological Excavations at Las Capas” presented by Stephanie Whittlesey. Details: 7:30-9 p.m.; Old Pueblo Archaeology Center Auditorium, 5100 W. Ina Road; free; 798-1201.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 20

• See a presentation titled “The Great Cacti” presented by David Yetman, host of PBS’s “The Desert Speaks” program. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

BOOKS

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

• Discuss Toni Morrison’s “1919” from “Sula” with The Great Literature of All Times group. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 20

• Meet author Paul J. Lawton and hear him discuss his new nonfiction book “Old Tucson Studios.” Details: 1 p.m.; Barnes and Noble, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 742-6402.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 23

• Discuss the book “Hellstrom’s Hive” by Frank Herbert with the Science Fiction Book Discussion Group. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24

• Discuss the book “Cross” by James Patterson with the Sonoran Sleuths book club. Details: 11 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

VISUAL ART

SATURDAY, SEPT. 20

Participate in a reception for artist Lois Garber, whose landscape paintings will hang at the Western National Parks Association office. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

THROUGH SEPT. 30

• See “Paradise=Sugary Delights,” an exhibit by artist Rachael Simon exploring how Arizonans have adapted an extreme environment to suit not only needs but also comforts and desires. Details: 1-5 p.m. Sundays; The Barn Gallery at Rancho Linda Vista, visit www.rlvoracleart.org for directions; free; rsimon601@gmail.com.

• View the exhibit “Postage Stamps: A Global View of Prehistoric History” featuring a private collection of stamps from places around the world, including Malaysia, Japan and parts of Africa, that depict the prehistoric Earth. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with park admission; 326-9686.

THROUGH OCT. 26

• Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by seeing “Anatomy of Sorrow,” a solo exhibit by Tucson artist Daniel Martin Diaz that explores devotional art. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd.; $3 donation requested; 621-6302.

THROUGH OCT. 31

• See the work of Lillian Brooks, Sunflower Community’s artist of the month. Details: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Sunflower Community’s Village Center, 9401 N. Sunflower Park Drive; free; 572-9780.

• View a collection of hand-blown glass birds in the “For the Birds” exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Philabaum Glass Studio and Gallery, 711 S. Sixth Ave.; free; 884-7404.

THROUGH NOV. 9

• The “Please Touch Again” exhibit, the third in a series of similar exhibits, breaks art museums’ sacred rules by asking visitors to touch the art and enjoy the multisensory experience. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH JUNE 2009

• See the exhibit “Weaving: Native Baskets and Blankets,”  which features pieces from Tohono Chul Park’s permanent collection. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

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