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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Drive (2011) (R)

I Don't Know How She Does It (PG-13)

The Lion King 3D (NR)

The Lion King (G)

Straw Dogs (R)

Contagion (PG-13)

Warrior (PG-13)

Apollo 18 (PG-13)

Shark Night 3D (PG-13)

The Debt (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)

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

The Guard (R)

Foothills

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

Drive (2011) (R)

I Don't Know How She Does It (PG-13)

The Lion King 3D (NR)

The Lion King (G)

Straw Dogs (R)

Contagion IMAX (PG-13)

Contagion (PG-13)

Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star (R)

Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain (R)

Warrior (PG-13)

Apollo 18 (PG-13)

Seven Days in Utopia (G)

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)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Change-Up (R)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

Green Lantern (PG-13)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)

Super 8 (PG-13)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG-13)

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

Bridesmaids (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Drive (2011) (R)

I Don't Know How She Does It (PG-13)

The Lion King 3D (NR)

The Lion King (G)

Straw Dogs (R)

Contagion (PG-13)

Warrior (PG-13)

Apollo 18 (PG-13)

The Debt (R)

Colombiana (PG-13)

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)

 


 

THEATER

Fridays, Sept. 23 & 30

• Enjoy a fun, midday escape at the Out to Lunch Theatre with performances based on original material by local playwrights. Details: 12:15-1:15 p.m.; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; $6-$13; 882-0555.

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

• 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. Wednesday-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.

Through Sunday, 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.

• Enjoy 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.

• Catch a performance of the musical The Pajama Game. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Red Barn Theater, 948 N. Main Ave.; $16; 887-6239.


MUSIC

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 legendary songstress Patti LaBelle in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $45-$104; 621-3341.

Friday to Saturday, Sept. 23-24

• Enjoy the Hacienda del Sol Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance with the blues guitar of Stefan George on Friday and jazz trio The Drift 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. 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.

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and list to the Arizona Symphonic Winds - Music in the Park under the direction of Laszlo Veres. Details: 7 p.m.; Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; free; 721-2068.

• 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.

• Listen to the award-winning Kevin Pakulis Band at My Big Fat Greek Restaurant. Details: 8-11 p.m.; 7265 N. La Cholla Blvd.; 609-2921.

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 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, tubaist Dr. Mark Nelson, and cellist Theodore Buchholz. Details: 3 p.m.; Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

• Listen to historic Western music using vintage instruments performed by Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout: Old Time Music of the Wild West. Details: 11 a.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; $18, $16 members; 622-6014.

• Listen to Tucson's new husband and wife jazz team Mark and Arlette Willis 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 to Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1

• Take a musical journey with world-renowned musicians from New York City as they travel through the timeline of jazz following its evolution from early years to modern day at Jazz Legends in Concert Live presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m. Friday; Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd.; $99 (includes dinner); 7 p.m. Saturday; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $25-$150; 797-3959.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

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, Sept. 24

• Celebrate National Public Lands Day , help remove buffelgrass, and hear a special herpetology presentation with guest speakers Royce Ballinger and Young Cage. Details: 7-11 a.m.; Ironwood Forest National Monument; free; 628-2092 or www.ironwoodforest.org.

• Help raise awareness and funds for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's local and national programs at the Tucson Chapter's Teal Tea. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Rd.; $40; 731-0399 or www.ovarian.org.

• Enjoy a gala evening and silent auction to benefit Wings of Hope with guest speakers Susan Burton and Brianna Karp. Details: 6-11 p.m.; Savoy Opera House, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; $60; 406-6345.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 24-25

• Bring the whole family to the 10th Annual Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show and Sale featuring exotic creatures, displays, a fossil dig, and a petting zoo where kids and adults can interact with friendly reptiles. Details: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Rd.; $7, $3 ages 6-12, under 5 free; www.tucsonreptileshow.com.

• 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.

Sunday, Sept. 25

• Enjoy music, food, handmade arts and crafts, animal-themed exhibits and kids' activities at the Pet Rock Family Concert presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona with local artists performing a variety of music from folk to reggae. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; $5, 10 and under free; 797-3959.

Saturday & Sunday through Oct. 9

• Bring a blanket and sit out on the ski slopes while you enjoy German food, music, and dancing at the Mount Lemmon Ski Valley Oktoberfest. Details: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; 10300 Ski Run Rd.; free admission, $4 parking; 576-1321.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

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.

• Spend a cool evening with your family and friends at Star Night Event and observe the wonders of the night sky through several astronomers' telescopes and listen to guest speaker Dr. Richard Green, director of the large binocular telescope. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Kartchner Caverns State Park, Route 90, Benson; $6/vehicle; 520-586-2283.

Saturdays, Sept. 24-Nov. 19

• Learn the history of the Gardens, botany for gardeners, wildflower identification, gardening for birds and butterflies, water resources, conservation, principles of xeriscaping, desert ecology and ethnobotany as well as learn solid presentation skills to become a qualified tour guide at the nine-week Become a Docent class. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $120, $70 members; 326-9686.

Tuesdays, Sept. 27-Nov. 1

• Discover strategies for handling anger as well as effective ways for expressing anger at the parenting course Calming the Family Storm. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; The Parent Connection, 5326 E. Pima St.; $10/six-week course; 321-1500.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

• Take a look at the stories of three Tucson hotels: Isabella Greenway's Arizona Inn, the Geronimo near the Main Gate of the University of Arizona, and Cosmopolitan/Orndorff with Alan Kruse at his presentation Historic Hotels of Arizona, Part 3. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Saturday, Oct. 1

• Attend a regional workshop for parents and teachers of gifted children PK-12, Living & Learning with Gifted Children presented by the Amphitheater School District. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Canyon Del Oro High School, 25 E. Calle Concordia; free; 696-5597.

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, Stephens Ministers, and trained hospice workers. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Northwest Medical Office Building, Classroom 113, 1980 Hospital Dr.; call Rev. Carl Stouffer at 576-2076 or email RCSSJS2000@yahoo.com for more information.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Sunday, Sept. 25

• Don your running shoes and come out for the Everyone Runs Catalina State Park Reverse the Course 5.2 & 10.35 Mile Trail Run & Walk. Details: 6:30 a.m.; Catalina State Park, Oracle Rd. Mile Marker 81; $40-$55; www.everyoneruns.net.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

• 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.

• Go Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands to see a variety of wintering sparrows, hawks, falcons and migrating warblers with experts Farrish and Mark Sharon. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Through Monday, 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, ext. 106.

 


 

FILM

Saturday, Sept. 24

• Take a film journey through a hidden world of five islands and their ocean environment with unique plants, animals and archeological resources at the movie Channel Islands National Park - Treasure in the Sea narrated by Kevin Costner. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Join the Southern Arizona Friends of Jung for a showing of the film Black Swan followed by a discussion led by a Jungian analyst and film buff. Details: 1:30-5 p.m.; Mountain View Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northwest Tucson, 3601 W. Cromwell Dr.; $15, $10 members; 327-3485 or www.safoj.org.

 


 

HEALTH

Thursday, Sept. 22

• Learn more about what you can do to successfully take control of your health at Dr. Michael Maximov's presentation Straight Talk: Chronic Disease Management. Details: 9-11 a.m.; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

• Understand the disease, its effects on the family, and how to deal with challenges at the Marana Health Center and the Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter Alzheimer Presentation Series. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Marana Health Center, 13395 N. Marana Main St.; free.

 

 

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