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Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Apollo 18 (PG-13)

Shark Night (PG-13)

Shark Night 3D (PG-13)

Colombiana (PG-13)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (R)

Our Idiot Brother (R)

One Day (PG-13)

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (3D) (PG)

The Help (PG-13)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

The Smurfs (PG)

Cars 2 (G)

Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 1-888-AMC4FUN

Apollo 18 (PG-13)

Seven Days in Utopia (G)

Shark Night (PG-13)

Shark Night 3D (PG-13)

The Debt (R)

Colombiana (PG-13)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (R)

Our Idiot Brother (R)

Conan the Barbarian 3D (R)

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (3D) (PG)

30 Minutes or Less (R)

The Help (PG-13)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

The Smurfs (PG)

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 IMAX (PG-13)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon IMAX (PG-13)

Cars 2 (G)

Kung Fu Panda 2: IMAX (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Winnie the Pooh (G)

Larry Crowne (PG-13)

Green Lantern (PG-13)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

The Hangover Part II (R)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG-13)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13)

Bridesmaids (R)

Fast Five (PG-13)

Rio, The Movie (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Apollo 18 (PG-13)

Shark Night (PG-13)

Shark Night 3D (PG-13)

The Debt (R)

Colombiana (PG-13)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (R)

Our Idiot Brother (R)

Conan the Barbarian (R)

Fright Night (R)

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (PG)

30 Minutes or Less (R)

The Help (PG-13)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

The Smurfs (PG)

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

Cars 2 (G)

 


 

THEATER

Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 7-25

• Enjoy a performance of the romantic comedy In the Mood, which illuminates the movie-making business during the golden age of Hollywood. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave.; $25; 882-9721.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 9-Oct. 2

• Catch a performance of the Beowulf Alley Theatre's season opener Rough Crossing. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 11 S. 6th Ave.; $15-$23; 909-7084.

Saturday, Sept. 10

• Participate in the new play process to hear works read aloud by the best local and national actors at the Arizona Theatre Company's Café Bohemia featuring La Bella Familia by Edwin Sanchez. Details: 8 p.m.; Temple of Music and Art, Temple Lounge, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $5; 622-2823.

Tuesday to Sunday, Sept. 20-25

• Enjoy a performance of the musical West Side Story, which mesmerized audiences 50 years ago and is doing so once again. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $29 and up; 800-745-3000.

 


 

MUSIC

Friday, Sept. 9

• Swing along to the Jamaican music of Ziggy Marley in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $25-$40; 800-745-3000.

Saturday, Sept. 10

• Listen to a wide variety of music by The Grind at a Concert in Your Backyard presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; free; 797-3959.

Sunday, Sept. 11

• Listen to the Tucson Chamber Artists' choir and Tucson Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart's Requiem and a new oratorio of composer Stephen Paulus at Remembrance and Renewal intended to further healing on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Details: 3 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $19-$64; 621-3341.

• Bring your instrument or just come to listen to the Bluegrass Jam every second Sunday in SaddleBrooke. Details: 4-6 p.m.; MountainView Country Club, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; free; 818-1000.

• Bring a chair or a blanket and listen to Music Under the Stars performed by the Tucson Pops Orchestra featuring guest artist George Hanson. Details: 7 p.m.; Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way; free; 722-5853.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

• Listen to the duo of voice and guitar of Nossa Bossa Nova presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Friday, Sept. 16

• Enjoy a Taste of Jazz featuring national recording artist Neamen Lyles and sponsored by the Tucson Foothills Rotary to benefit the Hearth Foundation, Youth on Their Own, and the Dictionary Project. Details: 7-10:30 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $75; 429-2964.

Saturday, Sept. 17

• If you grew up with Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and the Sons of the Pioneers, you'll love the authentic Western music, cowboy history, and lore of Cowboy Hall of Famer Don Edwards. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $18 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy the gypsy jazz of the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet from Argentina. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $18, $15 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

• Don't miss the rock, salsa and jazz fusion of Santana with special guest Michael Franti and Spearhead. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $45-$125; 800-344-9435.

Friday, Sept. 23

• Kick off the Jazz Under the Stars Fall Series with saxophonist Doug Webb and drummer Dave Tull presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $25, $20 in advance, $15 TJS members; $10 students/active military; 903-1265.

• Enjoy the blues, folk, R&B, and rockabilly music of Grammy-winner Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $18, $15 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

• Don't miss the high-energy stage performance of long-time favorite Patti LaBelle in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $45-$104; 621-3341.

Saturday, Sept. 24

• Take a trip down a musical memory lane reliving 30 years of the music of Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith on their 2 Friends Tour. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $33-$79; 621-3341.

Sunday, Sept. 25

• Enjoy Hot Jazz in a Cool Garden featuring the sultry blues and cabaret of Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey. Details: 3 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, $15 members; 742-6455.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Sept. 8

• Recognize law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, Border Patrol agents, and other first responders who work to keep the community safe and raise funds for the University Medical Center Trauma Center at Heroes Day or stop by any Jack Furrier Tire and Auto Care location to sign a giant thank you card. Details: 9:30 a.m.; La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr.; 694-1196 or http://520hero.com.

Friday, Sept. 9

• Help raise funds for The Oro Valley Optimist Club at its annual Golf Tournament with a chance to win cars, a golf cart, or other raffle prizes with proceeds to support The Dispose-A-Med program, Drug Awareness Day, Project Graduation, Youth On Their Own, Childhood Cancer Research, and other local charities. Details: 12:30 p.m.; El Conquistador Country Club, 10555 N. La Cañada Dr.; www.OroValleyOptimistClub.org or 490-1588.

Saturday, Sept. 10

• Enjoy the Second Annual Chinese American Immigrant History in Southern Arizona Program with "The Vanishing Chinese Grocery Store" or gourmet dinner with Cooking Demonstrations by world famous Chef Martin Yan, author of Yan Can Cook. Details: 8:30 a.m.; Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Rd.; $15, $10 members (includes lunch); or 6:15 p.m., Harvest Moon Restaurant, 12125 N. Oracle Rd.; $150; 292-6900 or www.tucsonchinese.org.

• Enjoy a public show at the culmination of the Youth in Harmony Festival for students with musical interests learning from professional clinicians. Details: 4:30 p.m.; Flowing Wells High School, 3725 N. Flowing Wells Rd.; free; www.spebsqsafwd.org.

Sunday, Sept. 11

• Help raise funds for The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation at its 5K Run or the Kids 1K. Details: 6 a.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; $30, $25 in advance, $15 or $10 in advance for kids; www.taggrun.com, www.active.com/running/marana or 820-6447.

• Come out and support the Tucson Police Department SWAT Team's Memorial Tower Challenge marking the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center with a run up a 17-story building by local and federal law enforcement officers and fire personnel to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Details: 11 a.m-1 p.m.; 5151 E. Broadway Blvd.; 490-9894.

• Enjoy live music, live video feed of Howe Gelb from Island, and a silent auction at the Fifth Annual Tucson Musicians Museum Celebration of Music & Culture Charity Event. Details: 4-7 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $40; 906-7394.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturday, Sept. 10

• Learn about nutritional value, collection, and preparation at the class Cooking with Mesquite and Tepary Beans, which were a major part of the Tohono O'odham diet. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $66, $60; 883-3086.

• Learn about the works of Hopi and Cherokee artist Gerald Dawavendewa and the upcoming Festival of Indian Arts presented by Angelo Joaquin, Jr. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Sunday, Sept. 11

• Learn about basic orchid care and maintenance with Curator of Horticulture Emily Rockey at the hands-on course Growing Orchids and take a small orchid home with you. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

• Learn about the ecological and historical importance of Ironwood Forest National Monument, recognized for its rugged scenery, biological diversity and cultural legacy presented by Young Cage and Lahsha Brown. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Saturday, Sept. 17

• Learn about the science behind aerated compost tea and how you can add a powerful nutritional boost and pathogen resistance to your garden at the class Composting Teas. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

• Let curator of Butterfly Magic Elizabeth Willott give you a basic introduction to butterfly biology at Butterfly Basics 1. Details: 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members (includes admission to Butterfly Magic after-hours); 326-9686.

Mondays, Oct. 10-Dec. 12

• Learn how you can provide spiritual and emotional support for hospital patients and families at the Volunteer Chaplain Training Course for ordained clergy, Stephen Ministers, and trained hospice workers. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Northwest Medical Office Building, Classroom 113, 1980 Hospital Dr.; 576-2076.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Saturday, Sept. 10

• Take a guided Honey Bee Canyon Park Birding Walk with expert Marjorie Flory to spot Gambel's quail, verdins, gnatcatchers, and other birds of the Southwest desert. Details: 7-9 a.m.; Honey Bee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 615-7855.

• Help remove invasive grasses with the Oro Valley Buffel Busters. Details: 7-10 a.m.; Lambert Lane & First Ave.; free; 229-5070.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

• Get in shape, have fun and meet new people with the Oro Valley Walking Club. Details: 6:30-7:30 a.m. (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays); Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane; free; 229-5050.

 


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, Sept. 10

• Bring the whole family for the Treasure Island Family Adventure. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Pima Community College, Black Box Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; free; 206-6986.

• See the seven-story rocket with all the lights on, enter the launch control room, launch seltzer rockets, sample space food and take the astronaut test at Moonlight Madness. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Rd.; $7, under 12 free (reservations required); 625-7736.

Saturdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 22

• Develop flexible strength and mental focus at Yoga for Youth for ages 10-13. Details: 11 a.m.; Alive Fitness & Training Center, 10370 N. La Cañada Dr.; $65/six classes; 395-2829 or www.myalivefitness.com.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Friday, Sept. 9

• Meet artist Karen Strom and view her photographic exhibit featuring images that question the relationship of man-made structures to the natural world at the Karen Strom Artist Reception. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free; 326-9686. Exhibit continues through Sept. 30.

 


 

FILM

Friday to Saturday, Sept. 16-24

• Don't miss the Arizona Underground Film Festival. Details: 6 p.m.; The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.; $160; www.brownpapertickets.org.

 


 

HEALTH

Thursday, Sept. 8

• Learn about Restoring Your Movement: Common Problems of the Foot & Ankle presented by Eric P. Ancil, M.D., at the Orthopaedic Lecture Series. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

• Learn how you can have fun, be fit and fight cancer at the Better Than Ever Informational Meeting about an outreach program at the Arizona Cancer Center. Details: 6-7 p.m.; All About Running and Walking, 12162 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Ste. 140; free; 626-7177.

• Learn what gluten is and the health conditions a gluten-free diet improves or alleviates at author Melissa Diane Smith's presentation The Gluten-Free Diet Made Simple. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; $20; 209-7812.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

• Learn about the Importance of Healthy Skin from Keri Lamont of Signature Permanent Makeup and Skin Care who will give you tips, techniques and types of products to reduce wrinkles and age spots as part of the Living Well Lecture Series. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, Classrooms A & B, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; free; 866-694-9355.

 

 

 

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