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Posted: Tuesday, September 2, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A listing of arts and cultural events for the week.

MOVIES

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Babylon A.D. (PG-13)

College (R)

Disaster Movie (PG-13)

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

Traitor (PG-13)

Death Race (R)

Hamlet 2 (R)

The House Bunny (PG-13)

The Longshots (PG)

The Rocker (PG-13)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (PG-13)

Tropic Thunder (R)

Pineapple Express (R)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (PG-13)

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

Step Brothers (R)

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (PG-13)

Space Chimps (G)

Wanted (R)

The Incredible Hulk (PG-13)

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (PG-13)

Sex and the City (R)

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

Iron Man (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Babylon A.D. (PG-13)

College (R)

Disaster Movie (PG-13)

Death Race (R)

Hamlet 2 (R)

The House Bunny (PG-13)

The Rocker (PG-13)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)

Tropic Thunder (R)

Pineapple Express (R)

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

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Mamma Mia! (PG-13)

Wall-E (G)

THEATER

THROUGH SEPT. 6

• See “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” a play by Pulitzer Prize winner Tennessee Williams about a couple vying for a dying father’s inheritance while a sibling seeks escape in the bottle to avoid dealing with his turbulent marriage to Maggie “The Cat.” Details: 7:30-9:30 pm.; Marroney Theatre, 1025 N. Olive Road; $28 with discounts for seniors and university employees and students; 621-1162.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, SEPT. 6-14

• A man questions the meaning of life after losing his brother in ”Mystic Window,” a new Arizona Rose Theatre Company original musical. Details: 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $15 with discounts for seniors, military personnel and children; 888-0509.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

• See a performance by NPR host and comedian Paula Pondstone, the first woman to have a standup comedy special on HBO and to perform at a White House Correspondents dinner. Details: 8 p.m.; Centennial Hall at University of Arizona, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $18-$32; 621-3341.

MUSIC

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

• Hear music on the patio from the Last Call Girls. Details: sunset; Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 615-6100.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 6

• Catch a performance by Native American musician Larry Redhouse on the patio. Details: sunset; Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 615-6100.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 13

• Hear a performance by six American jazz greats: Bobby Floyd, Rickey Woodard, Byron Stripling, Lynn Seaton, Butch Miles, and Wycliffe Gordon. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Tucson Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road; $25 for lawn seating, $65 for poolside seating, $100 for poolside seating with a three-course dinner and wine at 5 p.m.; 797-3959.

FILM

SUNDAY, SEPT. 14

• See “My Family-Mi Familia,” a film that spans the life of a man who walked to America and takes viewers through the Depression and the raising of three generations of Mexican Americans. Details: 5 p.m.; St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road; free; 299-9063.

POETRY

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

• Hear the cowboy poetry of former large-animal veterinarian Baxter Black, who is known through his syndicated newspaper column and his spots on National Public Radio. Details: 8 p.m.; University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.; $20 for general admission, $10 for those 18 and younger; 626-3765.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPT. 5-6

• Catch the Paper Gatherings Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Show, a two-day event featuring vendors, demonstrations and a project to take home. Details: 5-8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 6; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $3 Sept. 5 and $5 Sept. 6; (602) 292-7500.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 7

• Catch a psychic fair, featuring intuitive readings, astrology, numerology, tarot, holistic healing, crystals, feng shui, reiki, metaphysical jewelry and books, crystals, aura photos, herbs, essences, artwork and gifts. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Windmill Suites, 4250 N. Campbell Ave.; $20 for readings; 742-9905.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPT. 12-13

• Discover illuminated sculpture, multimedia art, theatrical performances and music created by dozens of artists during Glow: A Nighttime Art Experience. Details: 7-11 p.m.; Triangle L Ranch, 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road; $10 for general admission, $5 for those ages 3-18 with a guardian; free for those younger than 3; 882-0800.

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.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, SEPT. 4

• Take a class in watercolor painting from artist Susie Cochran. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Oracle Community Center, 635 E. American Ave.; $45; registration required; (520) 896-2935.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

• Hear a lecture on a variety of plant topics from a representative of the Pima County Cooperative Extension Center. Details: 2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 6

• Learn how to create rich compost during a composting question and answer session. Details: 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with park admission; 326-9686.

MONDAY, SEPT. 8

• Get your pre-business questions answered during a workshop titled “Start Smart: Pre-Business Overview,” which will cover startup modes, pitfalls of poor planning and taking the plunge into starting a business. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Nanini Library, 7399 N. Shannon Road; free; 670-5008.

BOOKS

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9

• Discuss the book “The Empress File” by John Sanford with the Desert Noir mystery book club. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10

• Discuss “At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew’s Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land” by Jossi Klein Halevi with the Nonfiction Book Discussion group. Details: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

• Discuss ”The Madonnas of Leningrad” by Debra Dean with the Contemporary Fiction Book Discussion group. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

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.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH SEPT. 9

• See artwork by area youth during the exhibit  “That’s Artrageous: Works by Student Artists.”  Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH SEPT. 30

• 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 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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