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Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:04 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Calendar listings

THEATER

SATURDAY TO SATURDAY,

SEPT. 13-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.

THROUGH SEPT. 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. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $15 with discounts for seniors, military personnel and children; 888-0509.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

• Hear country singer and songwriter Alan Jackson, an Academy of Country Music Awards winner, blend honky tonk and mainstream country sounds. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Casino del Sol’s AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $49.50-$150; (800) 344-9435.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 12

• Hear the local group The Drift perform music on the patio. Details: sunset; Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 615-6100.

• Hear a performance by Marco Antonio Solis, who has more than 30 listings on Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks chart. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $40-$150; (800) 344-9435.

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.

• Hear local musicians Amber Norgaard and Sabra Saulk perform music on the patio. Details: sunset; Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 615-6100.

• Hear the Tucson Chamber Artists perform cathedral classics of the United Kingdom, including Herbert Howells’ “Requiem” and Benjamin Britten’s “Festival Te Deum.” Details: 7:30 p.m.; St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $18; 370-8016.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 14

• Hear the Tucson Chamber Artists perform the same concert as on Sept. 13 but at a different time and location. Details: 2 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall at University of Arizona, 1017 N. Olive Road; $18; 370-8016.

• Experience the Ultimate SuperJam, a musical extravaganza including some of the region’s finest jazz and blues musicians and vocalists. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Phillip’s Plaza, southeast corner of Campbell Avenue and River Road; $20 for general admission, $15 for members; 903-1265.

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.

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

• Attend a drop-by information session run by the Pima Council on Aging and learn about topics of interest to older people, such as housing options, transportation, food, mental health, caregiving, social services and legal aid. Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

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.

• 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.

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.

CLASSES &

PROGRAMS

SATURDAY, SEPT. 13

• Hear a presentation titled “The Anza Trail” by Joseph Myers about the 1775 trip of Juan Bautista de Anza through Tucson with about 300 people and many cattle, horses and mules to create a settlement at San Francisco. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-0303.

• Learn how to decorate your own T-shirt at a craft workshop. Details: 3-5 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17

• Attend a workshop titled “Getting Started with Wildflowers” and learn how to set the stage now for a fantastic show of wildflowers in the spring. Details: 9-11:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14 for general admission, $7 for members; 326-9686.

• Attend a lecture titled “Cultural and Culinary Traditions of Sonora” by Rene Cordova and learn about the colorful and diverse culture of this state in Mexico. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

BOOKS

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

FRIDAY TO TUESDAY,

SEPT. 12-30

• 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.

MONDAY TO SUNDAY,

SEPT. 15-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 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 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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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.

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

• Attend a drop-by information session run by the Pima Council on Aging and learn about topics of interest to older people, such as housing options, transportation, food, mental health, caregiving, social services and legal aid. Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

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.

• 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.

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.

CLASSES &

PROGRAMS

SATURDAY, SEPT. 13

• Hear a presentation titled “The Anza Trail” by Joseph Myers about the 1775 trip of Juan Bautista de Anza through Tucson with about 300 people and many cattle, horses and mules to create a settlement at San Francisco. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-0303.

• Learn how to decorate your own T-shirt at a craft workshop. Details: 3-5 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17

• Attend a workshop titled “Getting Started with Wildflowers” and learn how to set the stage now for a fantastic show of wildflowers in the spring. Details: 9-11:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14 for general admission, $7 for members; 326-9686.

• Attend a lecture titled “Cultural and Culinary Traditions of Sonora” by Rene Cordova and learn about the colorful and diverse culture of this state in Mexico. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

BOOKS

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

FRIDAY TO TUESDAY,

SEPT. 12-30

• See “Paradise=Sugary Delights,” an exhibit by artist Rachael Simon exploring how Arizonans have adapted their environment to suit their needs, 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.

MONDAY TO SUNDAY,

SEPT. 15-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 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 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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