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Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:09 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The American (R)

The Last Exorcism (PG-13)

Lottery Ticket (PG-13)

Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)

The Switch (PG-13)

Vampires Suck (PG-13)

Eat Pray Love (PG-13)

The Expendables (R)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

The American (R)

Avatar: Special Edition 3D (PG-13)

The Last Exorcism (PG-13)

Takers (PG-13)

Lottery Ticket (PG-13)

Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)

Piranha 3D (R)

The Switch (PG-13)

Vampires Suck (PG-13)

Eat Pray Love (PG-13)

The Expendables (R)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG-13)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

Despicable Me (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13)

Predators (R)

Knight and Day (PG-13)

Cyrus (R)

The A-Team (PG-13)

Get Him to the Greek (R)

Marmaduke (PG)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13)

Shrek Forever After (PG)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The American (R)

The Last Exorcism (PG-13)

Lottery Ticket (PG-13)

Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)

Piranha 3D (R)

The Switch (PG-13)

Vampires Suck (PG-13)

Eat Pray Love (PG-13)

The Expendables (R)

THEATER

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 3-Oct. 9

• Enjoy a performance of the A. A. Milne comedy Dover Road. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $18; 260-6442.

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 3-Dec. 18

• Enjoy the award-winning illusionists Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed at their Victorian-inspired magic show Carnival of Illusion: An Evening of Intimate Magical Wonders. Details: 6 & 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; DoubleTree Reid Park Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way; $29; 615-5299.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 4-Oct. 10

• Enjoy a performance of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize winning Gin Game. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-18; 327-4242.

MUSIC

Thursday, Sept. 2

• Listen to the original guitar music in a wide range of styles performed by the instrumental ensemble Reno del Mar . Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Friday, Sept. 3

• Listen to well-known jazz standards of the Heather O'Day Quartet at the La Encantada Summer Concert presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; 2905 E. Skyline Dr.; $11, $10 in advance; 797-3959.

Sunday, Sept. 5

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the country music of Chuck Wagon and the Wheelchairs. Details: 1-5 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free; 647-3234.

• Listen to the smooth jazz of composer and saxophonist Jackiem Joyner presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Rd.; $35, $25 members/military, $20 students; 903-1265.

Tuesday, Sept. 7

• Listen to songs of the heart performed by the Celtic Woman. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $37-57; 800-745-3000.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 4-5

• Check out classic, concept and project cars, motorcycles and hot rods at the Tucson Motor Show to benefit the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance with live music, food, entertainment, and kids' activities. Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $6, children 10 and under free; 797-3959.

Saturday to Monday, Sept. 4-6

• Don your 1880s garb and take the family to Tombstone to relive history and legend at the 29th annual Rendezvous of Gunfighters. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Monday; 1880s costume parade 12 p.m. Sunday; tombstonewildbunch.com.

Monday, Sept. 6

• Celebrate the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's 58th Birthday and see exhibit animals receive special treats throughout the day. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; 9 a.m. birthday toast and cake for visitors; 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $13, $4.25 children 6-12; 883-2702.

Saturday, Sept. 11

• Celebrate Jewish culture and identity with the Secular Humanist Jewish Circle at their first public event in observance of the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Details: 9:30 a.m. socializing, 10 a.m. program followed by lunch; Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22 St. $10; 624-3132.

Through Thursday, Sept. 30

• View an educational exhibit featuring caterpillars, live butterfly specimens and interactive displays about Southwestern butterfly species at Tucson Botanical Gardens Hot Wings. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with gardens admission $7, $3.50 children; 326-9686.

Thursdays through Sept. 30

• Enjoy summer evenings in the Tucson Botanical Gardens at Twilight Thursdays through September. Details: 5-9 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7, members free; 326-9686.

Through Thursday, Oct. 28

• Enjoy educational laser light shows, Planetarium shows, and exhibits at UA's Flandrau Science Center. Details: light shows at various daytime and evening hours; Cherry Ave. & University Blvd.; $5-10; 621-7827.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturday, Sept. 4

• Take a docent-led Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site Tour illustrating the beneficial effects of designing with nature and making use of rainwater runoff and reducing soil erosion for residential and commercial properties. Details: 8-9 a.m.; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Rd.; free; 622-3861.

• Meet a live tarantula and learn more about this fascinating creature. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Learn about the ecological and historical importance of Ironwood Forest National Monument, one of the richest stands of ironwood trees in the Sonoran Desert as well as a significant system of cultural and historical sites covering at least 5,000 years of human occupation presented by Lahsha Brown. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about The Civilian Conservation Corps and its Impact on Saguaro National Park. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Learn about events that shaped park history at the illustrated ranger talk 75 Years at Saguaro National Park. Details: 3 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free admission during event hour; 733-5153.

Sunday, Sept. 5

• Learn about People and Places of Saguaro's Past at a photo tour of the park's historic past presented by park ranger Arlo Ogden. Details: 11 a.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Wednesday, Sept. 8

• Let archeologist Michael Lindeman tell you about the Advantages of Being a Specialist a Thousand Years Ago when the Tucson basin's people had to cooperate and specialize in order to survive. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Have Coffee with the Curators of the Arizona State Museum for an informal conversation about the fun and challenges of working with Spanish colonial documents to research the history of Native peoples. Details: 3-3:45 p.m.; 1013 E. University Blvd.; free; 621-6302.

OUTDOORS

Sunday, Sept. 5

• Take a 30-minute, easy morning walk in the cactus garden that will bring you face to thorns with plants that may remind you of people you know, friendly and otherwise at Neighborhood Characters. Details: 9:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free with $10/vehicle park admission; 733-5153.

Wednesday, Sept. 8

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

Tuesdays through Sept. 28

• Beat the heat by bringing your dog to the Tucson Botanical Gardens every Tuesday morning this summer for the Dog Days of Summer. Details: 7-8:30 a.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7, members free; 326-9686.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Sept. 4

• Go Batty! at Science Saturday where tweens and teens can learn about the fascinating lives of bats while working as scientists to net bat replicas, take measurements, and look for other clues to identify the bats of the Sonora desert. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

Sunday, Sept. 5

• Explore hands-on exhibits and activities for kids 10 and under at the Tucson Children's Museum $2 Admission First Sunday sponsored by Carmax Cares and First Things First. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $2; 792-9985.

• Learn about the Tree of Life and its Mexican interpretations inspired by works in the permanent collection of Latin American Art and make a group collaborative example at Picture This! Art for Families: Tree of Life for children ages 6-12 and their adult companions. Details: 1 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free; 624-2333.

Monday, Sept. 6

• Visit with local solar energy organizations and businesses to learn about the importance of alternative energy resources at Sun Power: A Fun in the Sun Family Event. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; free admission Sept. 6 only; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

Sept. 1-30

• View the Tucson Fire Foundation's Inaugural Photo Exhibit of dramatic photographs honoring Tucson fire fighters. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; ART Gallery, 1122 N. Stone Ave.; donations welcome; 405-5800.

Sept. 7-Oct. 22

• View the exhibit of Portraits: Louis Carlos Bernal, Ann Simmons-Myers, Hirotsune Tashima at Pima Community College Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery. 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; 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; free; 206-6942.

Through Saturday, Sept. 25

• View the exhibit Made in Tucson/Born in Tucson/Live in Tucson featuring a wide-ranging set of art practices from artists spanning four generations. Details: 12-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; Museum of Contemporary Art, 265 S. Church Ave.; $8; 624-5019.

Through Sunday, Sept. 26

• View the exhibit Into the Void: Abstract Art, 1944-2008 featuring lithographs by many artists. Details: Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8, $6 seniors, $3 students; under 12 free; 624-2333.

Through Sunday, Oct. 3

• View the Tohono Chul Park A to Z exhibit, a visual compendium that touches upon some of the people, places and things that make the park unique. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

Through Friday, Oct. 8

• View the unique art exhibit featuring Neal Galloway. Details: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Campus Christian Center, 715 N. Park Ave.; juniper@u.arizona.edu.

Through Sunday, Oct. 10

• View the exhibit Thanks for Being With Us: Contemporary Art from the Douglas Nielsen Collection featuring see a large body of works by some of the most recognized American artists of the 20th century. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8, $6 seniors, $3 students; under 12 free; 624-2333.

HEALTH

Thursday, Sept. 2

• Learn about Burning Unwanted Calories from Dr. Michael Lim at the Commit to Be Fit lecture series. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd., Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

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