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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Colombiana (PG-13)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (R)

Our Idiot Brother (R)

Conan the Barbarian (R)

Conan the Barbarian 3D (R)

Fright Night (R)

Fright Night 3D (R)

One Day (PG-13)

The Help (PG-13)

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

The Devil's Double (R)

Foothills

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

Colombiana (PG-13)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (R)

Our Idiot Brother (R)

Conan the Barbarian (R)

Conan the Barbarian 3D (R)

The Help (PG-13)

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

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

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

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

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Larry Crowne (PG-13)

Monte Carlo (PG)

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)

Thor (PG-13)

Fast Five (PG-13)

Rio The Movie (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Colombiana (PG-13)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (R)

Our Idiot Brother (R)

Conan the Barbarian (R)

Fright Night (R)

Fright Night 3D (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)

 


 

THEATER

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 1-18

• Catch a performance of Sarah Ruhl's adult comedy Dead Man's Cell Phone. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; St. Francis in the Foothills Theatre, 4625 E. River Rd.; $18; 400-1424.

Fridays & Saturdays, Sept. 2-3 & 9-10; Sunday, Sept. 4

• Enjoy the Comedy of O. Henry presented in concert format with "The Ransom of Red Chief" and seven other classics. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4; The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $12; 260-6442.

Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 7-11

• Catch a performance of the inspirational 9/11 tribute production of September Bears from award-winning playwright Jeff Barker presented by Waypoint Theatre Company. Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Atria Bell Court Gardens' Academy Hall Theatre, 6653 E. Carondelet Dr.; $10-$18; 800-838-3006.

Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 7-25

• Enjoy the witty repartee and sparkling humor of Kathleen Clark's romantic comedy In The Mood. 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.

 


 

MUSIC

Thursday, Sept. 1

• Enjoy the country music of Ruby Jane with Peter McLaughlin and Evan Dain. Details: 7 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $15, $12 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Sunday, Sept. 4

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to the swinging country music of Chuck Wagon and the Wheelchairs at the LAVA Music presentation of Music on the Mountain. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free.

• Celebrate Labor Day with the new sound of Four80East, the Toronto-based electro jazz ensemble presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; $35, $25.00 members/active military, $20 students; 800-595-4TIX.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

• Enjoy the fruits of the restaurateurs' and apprentices' labor at a gourmet wine dinner fundraiser as Primavera Cooks! at Pastiche. Details: 3025 N. Campbell Ave.; $125; 623-5111, ext. 101.

Friday, Sept. 9

• Listen to the music of the Savoy Family Cajun Band presented by Rhythm & Roots and join in the free Cajun dance lessons a half-hour before the show. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $23, $20 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Saturday, Sept. 10

• Enjoy The Old School Summer Jam featuring Heatwave, Delfonics, Rose Royce and more. Details: 7:30-10 p.m.; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25.50-$38.50; 800-745-3000.

• Listen to the award-winning, multilingual vocalist/composer/guitarist RAHE and illumiNation presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $12, $10 in advance; 800-594-8499.

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.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Sept. 1

• Celebrate The Mini-Time Machine Museum's 2nd Anniversary with free admission all day, and cake and punch served 6-8 p.m. Details: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; free; 881-0606.

Friday, Sept. 2

• Enjoy Friday Night Live at St. Philip's Plaza with an eclectic mix of shopping, food and entertainment featuring the rock, blues, country and soul music of the Jim Howell Band presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 4:30-7:30 p.m.; southeast corner of River Rd. & Campbell Ave.; free admission; 797-3959.

Saturday, Sept. 3

• Play 18 holes and enjoy an awards luncheon at the Living Word Chapel's 7th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser to benefit its student ministry and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Details: 6:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. start; SaddleBrooke Ranch Golf Club, 59680 E. Robson Circle, Oracle; $60; 896-2771.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 3-4

• Bring the whole family to the Sabbar Shriners Fall Festival for arts, crafts, jewelry, coins, food, music and lots of corn. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 450 S. Tucson Blvd.; free admission; 624-2509.

Thursdays to Mondays through Sept. 8

• Learn about the natural behaviors of animals with projected images, music and narration at Running Wild. Details: 11 a.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Warden Oasis Theater, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; included with museum admission; 883-1380.

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.

Friday to Saturday, Sept. 9-10

• Don your walking shoes and bring your flashlight to GLOW: A Nighttime Art Experience featuring nearly 200 artists, performers and musicians in a shining celebration of light, creativity and community with the Kevin Pakulis Band on Friday and Michael P and the Carnivaleros on Saturday. Details: 7-11 p.m.; Triangle L Ranch, Oracle; $10, $5 under 18; 882-0800.

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.

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.

Saturdays through Sept. 24

• Learn exclusive details about Tucson's historic, haunted downtown on the Lost Souls Ghost Tour and hear fascinating facts and spine-tingling tales not available anywhere else. Details: 7:15-9:15 p.m.; meet at Amtrak Train Station, 400 E. Toole Ave.; $15 (reservations required); 867-2037.

Fridays through Oct. 28

• Get an upclose look the Sonoran Desert's variety of scaled and slithery creatures from snakes and lizards to tortoises and turtles as docents Tom McDonald and Ed Moll share their knowledge and experience at Reptile Ramble. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Sept. 1

• Learn to create a garden of beauty and comfort in our desert environment at Gardening for the Newcomer followed by a walking tour of the Gardens. Details: 9:30 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14 (includes admission), $7 members; 326-9686.

• Learn about Leading Ladies of Literature and a Few Gentlemen Friends as Marion Doane presents The Bad Girls of Jane Austen . Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Monday, Sept. 5

• Bring the whole family for Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations of the 1858 Washington Press which was used to print Arizona's first newspaper and tour the museum. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac; $4; 520-398-2252.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

• Learn about the works of Hopi Katsina Artist Coolidge Roy Jr. 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.

Thursday & Saturday, Sept. 8 & 10

• Learn about Hummingbirds of Southeastern Arizona at a Thursday evening lecture and then take an all-day trip on Saturday to hotspots in Miller Canyon to watch and to learn about their behavior. Details: 5 p.m. Thursday, 7 a.m. Saturday; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $66, $60 members; 883-3086.

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.

 


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, Sept. 3

• Have an eyeball-to-eyeball encounter with creatures that crawl, hop or walk at Science Saturday - Reid Park Zoo to You. Details: 2-3 p.m. (obtain tickets starting at 1 p.m.); Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

• Touch a box turtle, an Australian bearded dragon and snake, or just take a close look at them at Pack Night - Meet the Live Animals of the International Wildlife Museum and stay for animal crafts and a movie. Details: 6 p.m.; 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd.; $8, $3 under 12; 629-0100.

Sunday, Sept. 4

• Travel back to ancient China in the exhibition "Han and Beyond," then explore your creative side by designing and decorating your own dragons and similar motifs at Picture This! Art for Families: Traveling Back in Time for ages 6 to 12 years and their adult companion. Details: 1 p.m.; The Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free; 624-2333.

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.

Sundays through Oct. 23

• Bring the whole family for the action-packed story of how the Three Musketeers came to be, as told through an original musical for children. Details: 1 p.m.; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $5-$8; 327-4242.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday to Friday, Sept. 1-30

• View Meira Yaer's Southwest Inspired Original Art using her special technique of layering watercolors, tinted gels, and metallics to depict complex desert landscapes embossed with universal native symbols. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• View the exhibit The Art of Summer 2011 showing the multi-media work of students ranging in age from 9 to 18. Details: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free; 791-4010.

• View the Karen Strom photographic exhibit featuring images that question the relationship of man-made structures to the natural world. Details: 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8 adults, $4 children; 326-9686.

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 1-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.

Saturdays, Sept. 3 & 17

• View Rachel Manley's Birth exhibit in partnership with the Save the Cord Foundation as well as works from Ventana Medical Systems employees sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Ventana Medical Systems Inc., 1910 E. Innovation Park Dr.; free; 797-3959.

Through Friday, Oct. 7

• View the exhibit Coastal Issues: Art, Science and the Sea featuring work by Moira Geoffrion, Heather Green and Ellen McMahon. Details: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday & Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Pima Community College, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; free; 206-6942.

 


 

HEALTH

Saturday, Sept. 3

• Learn about the emerging Lyme disease epidemic in the documentary film Under our Skin presented by the Arizona Lyme Disease Association. Details: 2-4:45 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Rd.; free; 529-0221 or www.azlyme.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

• Learn about symptoms, challenges and impact on family members at the Alzheimer's Film Discussion. Details: 1:30-3:30 p.m.; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

• Learn about Non-Pharmacological Therapies for Arthritis Pain and Inflammation presented by the Arizona Arthritis Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Randy Horwitz, Ph.D, MD, medical director for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Details: 6 p.m.; Medical Research Building, Room 102, 1656 E. Mabel St.; free; 626-5040.

 

 

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