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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 11:10 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Words (PG-13)

The Possession (PG-13)

Lawless (2012) (R)

Premium Rush (PG-13)

The Expendables 2 (R)

ParaNorman (PG)

Robot & Frank (PG-13)

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)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX (PG)

The Cold Light of Day (PG-13)

The Words (PG-13)

The Possession (PG-13)

Lawless (2012) (R)

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)

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)

Magic Mike (R)

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

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)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Cold Light of Day (PG-13)

The Words (PG-13)

The Possession (PG-13)

Lawless (2012) (R)

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

Friday, Sept. 14

• Don’t miss one of Hollywood’s most versatile men, Adam Carolla, at the Rialto Theatre. Details: 8 p.m.; 318 E. Congress St.; $39; 740-1000.

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 Sunday, Sept. 28-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, Sept. 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.

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

Thursday, Sept. 13

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the Latin classical jazz guitar and vocals of Gabriel Ayala at the Oro Valley Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Century Theatres Courtyard, Oracle & Tangerine Rds.; free; 797-3959.

Friday, Sept. 14

• Enjoy the Rhythm & Roots presentation of the Tucson debut of 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. 15

• Don’t miss Native American Artist of the Year Gabriel Ayala and Trio performing in his home community after a worldwide tour. Details: 7 p.m.; Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile; $10; 207-2429 ext. 5 or www.montereycourtaz.com

Saturday, Sept. 22

• Celebrate the opening of the Marana Healthcare Counseling and Wellness Center with dinner and concert featuring rising country star Easton Corbin. Details: 5-10 p.m.; Marana Health Center, 13395 N. Marana Main St; $25-$100; 682-4111, ext. 6181.

• 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

• Enjoy 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.

Friday, Sept. 28

• Enjoy Jazz Legends Live Benefit Concert with internationally recognized jazz musicians. Details: 5:30 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. concert; Tucson Country Club, 2950 N. Camino Principal; $40-$99.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, Sept. 14

• See beads created by amazing glass makers at the Beads of Courage Beads in Space Exhibit Tour Stop in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Details: 4-6 p.m.; Diamond Children’s Medical Center, Giraffe Entrance; University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; free; www.beadsofcourage.org.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 14-16

• Bring the whole family to the 97th Annual Santa Cruz County Fair featuring exhibits, auctions, old-fashioned carnival, and entertainment presented by Santa Cruz Fair & Rodeo Association. Details: 9 a.m.; Sonoita County Fairgrounds, 3142 S. Highway 83, Sonoita; $5, $3 ages 7-12, 6 and under free; 520-455-5553.

Saturday, Sept. 15

• Browse the works of local artisans at the Tucson Arts and Crafts Association Celebrate Fall Arts and Crafts Show with a fundraising raffle to benefit the Humane Society Of Southern Arizona. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tanque Verde Guest Ranch, 14301 E. Speedway Blvd.; free admission; 797-1751.

• Bring the whole family to the University of Arizona Insect Festival for interactive activities and exhibits about the importance of insects in our daily lives, maintaining healthy ecosystems, enhancing crop productivity, pollination, and UA research. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; UA Student Union Grand Ballroom; free; 626-2308.

• 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.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 15-16

• Bring the whole family to the Southern Arizona Horse Expo for presentations, performances, raffles, entertainment, and vendors selling western equine products and services. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Southern Arizona Equestrian Center (77 Arena), Hwy. 77 Milepost 100, Oracle; $15, $10 in advance.

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 Classic 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.

• Join the Tucson Ladies Council for a dramatic evening of contemporary and designer fashions, global cuisine, and live and silent auctions at Cirque du Couture to benefit children with serious medical conditions through Tu Nidito Children and Family Services. Details: 6 p.m.; Casino del Sol Resort, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $150; 322-9155.

Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 22-23, Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6-7 & Oct. 13-14

• Enjoy German culture, food, and music at Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon. Details: noon-5 p.m.; 10300 Ski Run Rd., Ski Valley; free admission; 576-1400.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Sept. 13

• Learn about the legal, ethical and emotional issues that can complicate end of life decision-making, body changes near the end of life, and resources and methods for navigating the dying process at the class Critical Conversations. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Interfaith Community Services, 2820 W. Ina Rd.; free but reservations required; 400-0274.

• 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.

• Learn how you can Volunteer with Your Dog to visit people in hospitals, assisted-living care, hospice centers, etc. and become a registered Pet Partner at a free information session for humans only. Details: 6-7 p.m.; Handi-Dogs, 75 S. Montego Dr.; 326-3412 or www.therapyanimalsaz.org.

Saturday, Sept. 15

• Learn about biology, adaptations, pollination, and research at The Exciting Night Life of Bats presented by Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Conservation Biologist Karen Krebbs followed by a live bat showing  after the lecture. Details: 9-10 a.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Let local author and historian Jan Cleere tell you all about Desperado Trails: Outlaws on the Arizona Frontier with tales of some of our more notorious citizens, bringing to life a time when massacres, mayhem, and mischief ran rampant throughout the territory. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS at a Volunteer Orientation for the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN). Details: 1-5 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $17 (covers the cost of food and materials); 299-6647.

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.

Sunday, Sept. 16

• Succeed in Growing Orchids at home with tips from Horticulture Curator Emily Rockey on basic orchid care and maintenance and take home a small orchid for yourself. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

• Uncover some interesting aspects of butterfly classification at Butterfly Magic Curator Elizabeth Willott’s class What’s in a Name: Butterfly History and Relationships. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $10 members; 326-9686.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

• Kick off the Southeastern Arizona Butterfly Association’s season with past president, Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours as he unravels identification tricks for Arizona’s Skippers & How To Learn To Love Them. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; 326-9686.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

• Discuss the joy of writing and discover creative writing techniques at the Writer’s Workshop presented by Alexis Powers. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Get A Glimpse into the National Parks presented by retired ranger Richard Boyer with happy, sad, and inspirational stories as he takes you on journeys through Rocky Mountain National Park, Redwood National and State Parks, the Abraham Lincoln Home Historic Site, and Point Reyes National Seashore. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

Saturday, Sept. 15

• 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.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Sept. 22

• Bring the kids for to the Jungle Jamboree for activities, treats and a sneak peak at a scene from The Jungle Book play. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Pima Community College Black Box Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; free; 206-6986.

VISUAL ARTS

Tuesday to Tuesday,

Sept. 18-Nov. 6

• View Bellos Adornos: A Photographic Exhibit Celebrating Tucson’s Mexican-American Home & Garden Decorative Traditions in the Education Building. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (when classroom is not in use); Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with garden admission; 326-9686.

Tuesday to Sunday,

Sept. 18-Nov. 11

• Check out the No Small Parts: The Role of Scale Models in Theater Set Design exhibit which brings together more than a dozen models created by local scene designers for local theaters, showcasing the application of miniatures in theatrical productions. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; Mini Time Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; included with museum admission $9, $6 ages 4-17; 881-0606. Opening reception Thursday, Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m.

FILM

Saturday, Sept. 15

• Bring the kids for a Movie in the Park featuring “Happy Feet 2.” Details: 7:30 p.m.; Gladden Farms Park, 12250 N. Tangerine Rd.; free; 382-1950.

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