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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Contagion (PG-13)

Warrior (PG-13)

Apollo 18 (PG-13)

Shark Night (PG-13)

Shark Night 3D (PG-13)

The Debt (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)

Another Earth (PG-13)

Foothills

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

Contagion IMAX (PG-13)

Contagion (PG-13)

Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star (R)

Warrior (PG-13)

Apollo 18 (PG-13)

Seven Days in Utopia (G)

Shark Night (PG-13)

Shark Night 3D (PG-13)

The Debt (R)

Our Idiot Brother (R)

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)

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

The Smurfs (PG)

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

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

Horrible Bosses (R)

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)

Super 8 (PG-13)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

The Hangover Part II (R)

Kung Fu Panda 2

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

Bridesmaids (R)

Fast Five (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Contagion (PG-13)

Warrior (PG-13)

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)

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (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)

 


 

THEATER

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.

Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 21-Oct. 2

• Catch a performance of the swashbuckling, classic pirate adventure Treasure Island. Details: 7 p.m. Friday; 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Friday to Saturday, Sept. 23-Oct. 8

• Witness murder, mayhem and deception unfold in Arizona Theatre Company's world premiere thriller, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of The Suicide Club. 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.; $31; 884-9723.

Through Sunday, Sept. 25

• Catch a performance of George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara presented by the Rogue Theatre. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-

Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; $30; 551-2053.

• 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.

Through Sunday, 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.

 


 

MUSIC

Friday, Sept. 16

• Enjoy a Taste of Jazz featuring national recording artist Neamen Lyles 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.

• Prepare to be overtaken by powerful Afro-Cuban percussion rhythms as Tito Y Su Nuevo Son takes you on a musical journey at the Tucson Jazz Society's special event Afro/Cuban Concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Rialto Building, 318 E. Congress St.; $10; 903-1265.

• Enjoy a performance of the Redhouse Family Jazz Band and Native American Dancers. Details: 7-9:30 p.m.; Vail Theatre of the Arts, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way; $27, $22 in advance; 879-3925.

Friday to Saturday, Sept. 16-17

• Enjoy the Hacienda del Sol Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance with the rock and blues of the Rillito River Band on Friday and the Latin jazz of Tesoro on Saturday. Details: 7 p.m.; Hacienda del Sol Terraza Garden Patio and Lounge, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.; 299-1501 or www.haciendadelsol.com.

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.

Sunday, Sept. 18

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

• Listen to the Grammy Award-winning rock band Train. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $25-$65; 800-344-9435.

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.

• Listen to the original and classic folk songs of Emmylou Harris in Concert. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $35-$75; 547-3040.

• 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.

• Enjoy the bluegrass whiz-kids and Telluride Band champions The Hillbenders . Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $15, $13 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

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.

• Listen to the Pima Community College performing the arts department's first recital of the season with Chamber Music by Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann featuring PCC music faculty pianist Dr. Alexander Tentser, violinist Anna Gendler, tubist Dr. Mark Nelson, and cellist Theodore Buchholz. Details: 3 p.m.; Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 16-18

• See Arabian and half-Arabian horses compete in western English and working cow events at the Silver Buckle Horse Show. Details: 7 a.m.; Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Rd.; free; 390-1766.

• Check out the Santa Cruz County Fair featuring exhibits, auctions, old-fashioned carnival, entertainment and food. Details: gates open at 8 a.m.; Sonoita Fairgrounds, 3142 S. Highway 83; $25, $50/family; 455-5553.

Saturday, Sept. 17

• It's Getting CHILE at the Oro Valley Farmer's Market Chile Festival with Chef Angel of Noble Hops creating tasty menu options along with loads of fresh and roasted chilies. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; free admission.

• Canter, run, gallop or trot over to the Tucson Arts and Crafts Association Celebrate Fall Arts and Crafts Festival to browse original, handmade creations by more than 40 local artists with raffle proceeds to benefit Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (T.R.O.T.). Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; La Posada Resort, 5900 N. Oracle Rd.; free admission; www.tucsonartsandcrafts.org or 797-1751.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 17-18

• Browse antique and modern firearms, knives, coins, jewelry, western collectibles, shooting accessories, and more at McMann's Roadrunner Gun & Knife Show. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center Exhibit Halls, 260 S. Church Ave.; $9.50, under 12 free; 321-1000.

Sunday, Sept. 18

• Enjoy a multi-course brunch prepared by apprentice chefs and sommeliers to raise funds supporting services for Tucson's homeless and working poor at Primavera Cooks! at Kingfisher Bar & Grill. Details: 2564 E. Grant Rd.; $125; 623-5111, x101.

Thursday, Sept. 22

• Enjoy an evening of elaborate dining with meals prepared by 16 top local chefs at Flavors of Tucson 2011 sponsored by University Medical Center to raise funds for the American Liver Foundation. Details: 6:30-11 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; $225; 602-953-1800 or 866-953-1800.

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 22-25

• Bring the whole family to the Greek Festival featuring food, pastries, live music, folk dancing, cooking demonstrations, and more. Details: 5-10 p.m. Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 3-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday; St. Demetrios Hellenic Center, 1145 E. Fort Lowell Rd. (free parking and shuttle service from Amphi Plaza parking lot Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; Salpointe High School Stadium Saturday only); $3 or $5/four-day pass, under 12 and active military free; 888-0505 or www.tucsongreekfest.com.

• Enjoy dance performances, workshops and lectures at the Tucson Spanish & Flamenco Festival. Details: 8 p.m.-midnight; Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Ave.; $25-$30; 884-5253.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 24-25

• Celebrate Southwestern cultures at the Festival of Indian Arts featuring artists, music, dance and traditional food vendors. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Riverpark Inn, 350 S. Freeway; $7, under 12 free; 850-4736.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturday, Sept. 17

• Learn about San Carlos Apache Violin Maker and Artist Anthony Belvado 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.

• 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.

• Learn about Wild Orchids of Arizona and New Mexico through a photo presentation and discussion of habitat, distribution and blooming season by expert Ron Coleman. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Park Visitor Center, 3482 E. River Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

• Enjoy singing and lively discussions presented by the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona at Say Hello to Opera. Details: 3-5 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• 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 (includes admission to Butterfly Magic after-hours); 326-9686.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

• Hear how Biosphere 2 evolved from running closed-system experiments with application to human space travel, to a research facility currently operating field-scale experiments dedicated to studying water and energy education at outreach coordinator Matt Adamson's presentation Biosphere 2: Past, Present and Future. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Thursday, Sept. 22

• Explore the colorful and largest family of butterflies in the world with Sky Island Tours' Jeff Babson at his class Arizona Butterflies Part 3: Brush-Foots. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

• Kick off the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read initiative with keynote speaker poet Charles Alexander celebrating the works of Emily Dickinson. Details: 7 p.m.; University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.; 626-3765.

Saturday, Sept. 24

• Let curator of Butterfly Magic Elizabeth Willott answer all your butterfly questions at her family-friendly class Butterfly Structure and Function from a Fun Perspective. Details: 2:30-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $40 members (includes admission to Butterfly Magic after-hours); 326-9686.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Saturday, Sept. 17

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 7-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

 


 

CHILDREN

Saturdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 22

• Develop flexible strength and metal 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

Thursday to Tuesday, Sept. 15-Oct. 25

• View Tikkun Olam: A Restoration Project exhibit featuring the work of seven artists responding to recent world crises through their work in mixed-media, assemblage, fiber arts, photography and painting, with a reception on Sept. 18. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.; free; 299-3000, x106.

Saturday, Sept. 17

• Meet Southwest-inspired artist Meira Yaer at the Artist Reception and view works using her technique of layering watercolors, tinted gels and metallics to depict complex desert landscapes embossed with universal native symbols. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

Through Sept. 26

• View the unique work of Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona and add your thoughts to a special remembrance book commemorating 9/11. Details: noon-2 p.m.; Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.; free; 299-3000 x106.

Through Sunday, Nov. 6

• View the Dia de los Muertos exhibit showing a versatile array of regional artwork dealing with death, loss and remembrance. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with $7 park admission; 742-6455.

 


 

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

Wednesday, Sept. 21

• Learn about screening, prevention and treatment at Vascular Surgeon Matthew Namanny's Focus on Vascular Health. Details: 4-5:30 p.m.; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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