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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 4:00 am | Updated: 9:47 am, Wed Aug 28, 2013.

THEATER

Friday to Saturday, Aug. 30-31

• Laugh out loud at The Comedy Genius of O. Henry III based on the comic stories of one of America’s most beloved authors. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave., Suite 154; $12, $10 seniors/students; 260-6442.

 

Friday to Sunday, 

Aug. 30-Sept. 15

• Enjoy a performance of the powerful one-woman play The Year of Magical Thinking, a dramatic adaption of Joan Didion’s award-winning, bestselling memoir of sudden and unexpected loss presented by the Winding Road Theater Ensemble. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, Cabaret Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave., $17-$10; 401-3626.

 

Friday, Sept. 6

• Laugh out loud with the “hit’em in the face” comedy style of Sinbad transforming the painful trials and embarrassing tribulations of day-to-day life into uproariously funny anecdotes co-presented with Southwest Soul Circuit. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $26-$50; 547-3040. 

 

Thursday to Saturday 

through Nov. 16

• Catch a performance of the Great American Playhouse’s inaugural production of Pistol Pete: The World’s Greatest Cowboy. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 12:30 & 3 p.m. Sunday; 13005 N. Oracle Road; $17.95, $15.95 seniors, $7.95 under 12; 512-5145 or www.gaplayhouse.com.

 

MUSIC

 

Friday to Monday, 

Aug. 30-Sept. 2

• Relive rock’s greatest hits with four tribute concerts at the Four Bands Labor Day Weekend featuring tributes to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Van Halen, and the Doors. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Desert Diamond Casino, 100 W. Pima Mine Road; free admission; 888-904-6738 or www.ddcaz.com.

 

Saturday, Aug. 31

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the Music on the Mountain Summer Concert Series featuring Chuck Wagon and the Wheelchairs and Heather Hardy. Details: 12:30-4:30 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free; 237-4404.

 

Sunday, Sept. 1 

• Wrap up the Summer Series with the innovative blend of jazz, rock, Latin, and funk of Sylvan Street presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Grand Ballroom, 7000 N. Resort Drive; $35, $30 in advance, $15 students/military; 903-1265. 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 4

• Enjoy the vocals of country music’s “Gentle Giant” Don Williams with hits spanning more than 20 years. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $29-$78; 547-3040. 

 

Thursday, Sept. 5

• Listen to the hip-hop recording star Kid Cudi. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-$75; 800-344-9435.

 

Saturday, Sept. 7

• Don’t miss the pop-based folk-rock of Grammy-winner Melissa Etheridge Live. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $43-$108; 621-3341. 

 

Sunday, Sept. 8

• Enjoy an Autumn Concert featuring the Arizona Jazz Quartet from the University of Arizona School of Music. Details: 2 p.m.; Oracle Union Church, 705 E. American Way, Oracle; donation of non-perishables for the Tri-City Food Bank requested; 520-896-2544. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Saturday to Monday, 

Aug. 31-Sept. 2

• Experience the fun of picking your own apples and take the kids for wagon rides at the Apple Harvest Celebration. Details: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Apple Annie’s Orchard, 2081 W. Hardy Road, Willcox; free admission; 520-384-2084.

• Bring the whole family to the Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo with timed events, barrel racing, a wild-horse race, team-roping, mutton busting, and pee-wee events. Details: 12:30 p.m.; Sonoita Fairgrounds, 3142 S. Highway 83, Sonoita; $10, $5 ages 5-12; 520-455-5553.

 

Sunday, Sept. 1

• Celebrate The Mini Time Machine’s 4th Anniversary. Details: noon-4 p.m.; Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive; free admission for anniversary celebration hours only; 881-0606.

 

Sunday, Sept. 15

• Play a round of golf with an active duty member of the US Air Force from Davis-Monthan while you help raise funds for the Folds of Honor Foundation to benefit the families of fallen soldiers at the  “Rev” Baker Air Force Am Golf Event. Details: 8 a.m.; Gallery Golf Club South Course; 14000 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.; $100; 744-2555.

 

CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

 

Saturday, Aug. 31

• Learn about Southern Arizona’s Butterflies, from common backyard butterflies to rare strays from Mexico from Jeff Babson of Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Bring the whole family to Summer Saturday Evenings at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum featuring Photography and Astronomy taught by ASDM Art Institute instructors Jay Piersorf and Rhonda Spencer. Details: 6-10 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; $12, $4 ages 4-12; 883-2702.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 4

• Have Coffee with the Curators and an informal conversation with UA Ph.D. candidate and ASM graduate student Natalia Martinez discussing her ethno-archaeological research among the Seri people of Sonora, Mexico. Details: 3 p.m.; Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd.; free; 621-6302.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Saturday, Aug. 31

• Take a Honey Bee Canyon Park Birding Walk with expert Marjorie Flory to spot Gambel’s quail, verdin, gnatcatchers, and other birds of the southwest desert. Details: 7-8:30 a.m.; Honey Bee Canyon Park, 13880 N Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 615-7855.

 

 

CHILDREN

 

Sunday, Sept. 1

• Bring the kids to Science Sundays at Children’s Museum Tucson for fun, hands-on science-related activities and special guests from Tucson’s science community. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $2; 792-9985.

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 3

• Take a hiking adventure and learn about the history, geology, and geography of the Santa Catalina Mountains at the After School Youth Hiking Program for ages 12 to 18. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road; $50-$60; 229-5050 or www.orovalleyaz.gov.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Tuesday through Friday, 

Sept. 3-Oct. 11

• View the Faculty Exhibit featuring works by Mariana Carreras, Joseph Dal Pra, Matthias Düwel, and many others. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday; Pima Community College Center for the Arts, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road; free admission; 206-6942.

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