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Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 9:02 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Premium Rush (PG-13)

Hit and Run (R)

The Expendables 2 (R)

ParaNorman (PG)

ParaNorman 3D (PG)

Sparkle (PG-13)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

The Campaign (R)

Hope Springs (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

To Rome with Love/Moonrise Kingdom

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

The Possession (PG-13)

Lawless (2012) (R)

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (G)

Premium Rush (PG-13)

Hit and Run (R)

The Expendables 2 (R)

ParaNorman (PG)

ParaNorman 3D (PG)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

The Campaign (R)

Hope Springs (PG-13)

Total Recall (PG-13)

The Dark Knight Rises IMAX (PG-13)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

2016 Obama’s America (PG)

Brave (PG)

Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Watch (R)

Savages (R)

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (PG-13)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R)

That’s My Boy (R)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)

Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)

Men in Black III (PG-13)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Possession (PG-13)

Lawless (2012) (R)

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (G)

Premium Rush (PG-13)

Hit and Run (R)

The Expendables 2 (R)

ParaNorman (PG)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

The Campaign (R)

Hope Springs (PG-13)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

2016 Obama’s America (PG)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)

THEATER

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 6-23

• Catch a performance of a 16th century Chinese epic brought to life by the acclaimed Mary Zimmerman, Journey to the West. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $20-$30; 551-2053.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 7-30

• Catch a performance of one of the greatest Broadway musicals, South Pacific.  Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Red Barn Theater, 948 N. Main Ave.; $10-$16; 887-6239.

Saturday, Sept. 15

• Laugh out loud with phenomenally successful comedian Jeff Dunham known for his television specials and series, videos, and live concerts. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $40-$85; 800-344-9435.

Friday, Sept. 21

• Don’t miss long-time favorite comedian Jerry Seinfeld performing his signature stand-up routine hailed for the uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $50-$80; 621-3341.

Friday to Saturday, Sept. 21-22

• Don’t miss the Broadway in Tucson production of Stomp featuring an eight-member troupe that uses everything but conventional percussion instruments to create magnificent rhythms. Details: 2 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $29 and up; 800-745-3000.

Through Sunday, Sept. 23

• Explore adoption to surrogacy to gay parenting to stepmothers in a tapestry of short plays at Motherhood Out Loud. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; The Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave.; $28; 882-9721.

Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 26-Oct. 7

• Bring the whole family for a performance of the lively and humorous Rudyard Kipling classic The Jungle Book about an Indian boy raised by caring wolves in the jungles of India. 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.

Through Sunday, Nov. 11

• Catch a performance of The Phantom of the Opera as the Gaslight Theatre transforms the stage into post-Revolution Paris. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95, $7.95 under 12; 886-9428.

MUSIC

Friday, Sept. 7

• Don’t miss the Rhythm & Roots inaugural show of the new fall season featuring The Wiyos, vintage Americana with a contemporary twist. Details: 8 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, 2970 N. Swan Rd.; $20, $18 in advance, $12 students; 319-9966.

• Forget your troubles and spend an evening listening to the special country music of Neal McCoy. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $25-$65; 800-344-9435.

Saturday, Sept. 8

• Listen to the bluegrass of Superstition Ridge at the Marana Bluegrass Summer Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; free; 797-3959.

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and listen to the Arizona Symphonic Winds - Music in the Park. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; free; 721-2068.

Sunday, Sept. 9

• Enjoy a mixture of bluegrass, western, western swing, and some great a cappella do-wop presented by the award-winning Titan Valley Warheads for the conclusion of the St. Philip’s Friends of Music summer concert series. Details: 2 p.m.; Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 299-6421.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

• Enjoy the 1980’s pop-metal giants Def Leppard & Poison along with special guest Lita Ford at The Rock of Ages Tour 2012. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $60-$150; 800-344-9435.

• Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the birth of soul legend Otis Redding with vocalist Walter Belcher belting out some of the greatest music to grace the airwaves at A Salute to Otis Redding & STAX Records, Try A Little Tenderness. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $30, $25 in advance; 818-1000.

Friday, Sept. 14

• Enjoy the Rhythm & Roots presentation of the Tucson debut of dynamic Diunna Greenleaf and Blue Mercy with special guest blues harp player Bob Corritore. Details: 8 p.m.;  Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, 2970 N. Swan Rd.; $20, $18 in advance; 319-9966.

Saturday, Sept. 22

• Enjoy a show-stopping performance of The 3 International Tenors (and a guy from Detroit!) as they pay homage to the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Enrico Caruso and others through the multiple genres of Opera, musical theatre and Pop Opera. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $24, $22 in advance; 818-1000.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

• Listen to the vocals and guitar of Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bonnie Raitt. Details: 7:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $40-$95; 621-3341.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Sept. 6

• Preview fall fashions, take advantage of special discounts and promotions, and scoop up on some give-a-ways at Fashion’s Night Out. Details: 6-9 p.m.; La Encantada, Skyline Dr. & Campbell Ave.; free admission.

Friday, Sept. 7

• Help raise funds for community organizations while you enjoy dinner, live music and dance, a poker tournament, and more at the Wild Western Night featuring Texas Hold’em. Details: 6-10 p.m.; Last Territory, Hilton El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Rd.; $65; 382-8789.

Saturday, Sept. 8

• Bring the whole family to the Grandparents Day Carnival with glass blowers, games, food trucks, face painting, and more. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Friendship Villas Assisted Living, 6505 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free admission; 219-7049.

Sunday, Sept. 9

• Calling all brides to the Boutique Wedding Fair for help with every detail of your wedding day from menus to invitations, floral arrangements and accessories. Details: noon-3 p.m.; Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.; free; 901-1345.

• Get ready to go to a funny place you’ve never been before, where basketball heroes and comedians come together for charity at The Second Annual Stand Up to Stop Violence comedy fundraiser to benefit the Emerge Center to Prevent Domestic Abuse and the Blair Charity Group. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $15-$50; 547-3040.

Saturday, Sept. 15

• Enjoy the Annual Bisbee Blues Festival featuring a variety of bands along with food and beverages. Details: 1 p.m.; Warren Ballpark, Bisbee; $20; www.thebisbeebluesfestival.com.

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 20-23

• Bring your dancin’ shoes and your appetite to the Tucson Greek Festival for a celebration of Greek food, drink, music, with dance lessons and children’s activities. Details: 5-10 p.m. Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 3-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday; St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Fort Lowell Rd.; $3/day or $5/four-day pass, under 12 and active military free; 888-0505.

Saturday, Sept. 22

• Peruse nearly 200 of the best classic and antique cars and trucks, enjoy a concert and browse vendors at the Oro Valley Classics & Oldies Car Show presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Rd.; $5, ages 10 and under free; 797-3959.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Sept. 6

• Create your own roombox at the beginner’s Miniature Makers Class where you can choose the type of room and color palette for a roombox sized for display on a bookcase. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; The Mini Time Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; $35 (does not include materials); 881-0606.

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 6-Oct. 28

• Get a little exercise and meet new people at Square Dancing Lessons. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m. Sunday; Old Pueblo Square Dance Center, 613 E. Delano St.; $5/lesson; 820-4749 or www.sardasa.com.

Saturday, Sept. 8

• Learn how to harvest and process your own pods to use mesquite flour in a variety of baked products while making treats to sample at the Mesquite Baking Class. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Rd.; $15 (reservations required); 615-7855.

• Taste a drought tolerant, high protein bean with a unique flavor while you learn about Ramona Farms-Bringing Back a Heritage Bean Presentation and Tasting presented by Ramona Button, Founder of Ramona Farms and Leslie Xavier Sales/Media Coordinator. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn to identify and control common insect pests at Non-chemical Control of Insects in Your Home and Garden. Details: 3 p.m.; Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free; 791-4010.

Thursday, Sept. 13

• Explore the great diversity of Shorebirds famous for undertaking some of the longest migrations of any birds who present some difficult identification challenges to birders with Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $23, $20 members; 326-9686.

Saturdays, Sept. 15 & 22

• Let certified instructor Gay Lynn Goetzke tell you everything you need to know to begin your  journey into an ancient living art form and a take home hand-selected dwarf olive tree at the class Bonsai Basics for the Desert. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $75, $65 members; 326-9686.

Saturdays through Nov. 30

• Take the Lost Souls Ghost Tour of Downtown Tucson and learn exclusive details about haunted locations. Details: 7-9 p.m.; meet at Amtrak Train Station, 400 E. Toole Ave.; $15; 867-2037.

OUTDOORS

Saturday, Sept. 8

• Take a Honey Bee Canyon Park Birding Walk with expert Marjorie Flory to spot Gambel’s quail, verdins, gnatcatchers, and other birds of the southwest desert. Details: 7-9 a.m.; Honey Bee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 615-7855.

• Bring your binoculars to a Sabino Canyon Guided Lizard Watching Walk for an easy one-hour stroll, a more difficult three-hour tour, or something in between. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; $5/vehicle parking pass; 749-8700.

Saturday, Sept. 22

• Come out for the annual Catalina State Park Reverse the Course Trail Run/Walk and choose a 5.2 or 10.3 mile trail race with spectacular views and moderate climbs and descents. Details: 6:30 a.m.; 11570 N. Oracle Rd.; $40-$55, $35-$45 in advance; 797-7867 or www.everyoneruns.net.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Sept. 8

• Make Mini Cotton Candy at the Kids Create Family Fun Project designed to help youth learn about, talk about and create miniatures. Details: 1-4 p.m.; The Mini Time Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; included with $9 museum admission, $6 for ages 4-17; 881-0606.

• Bring the whole family for seltzer rocket launchings with museum Mad Scientists, visits to the rocket launch control room, space food samples, astronaut tests and more at Titan Moonlight Madness. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Road, Sahuarita; reservations required; 520-625-7736.

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, Sept. 8

• Meet Murray Bolesta at the Artist Reception along with employees and docents of BLM and learn about land use innovations. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

Through Monday, Sept. 10

• Explore the Harry Potter book series’ roots in Renaissance traditions which played an important role in the development of Western science and medicine at the National Library of Medicine’s Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine Exhibit. Details: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Arizona Health Sciences Library, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626- 6125.

FILM

Wednesday, Sept. 12

• Pack your spare tires and extra gasoline for an epic adventure that was a quintessential moment in American automobile tourism at the film Paving the Way-The National Park-to-Park Highway, Part 2. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

HEALTH

Friday, Sept. 7

• Get your questions answered about Medicare Annual Wellness Visits and other Medicare issues from the Pima Council on Aging for Medicare beneficiaries and those turning 65 this year. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Marana Health Center, Conference Room B; free; 546-2011.

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