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Happenings -- Week of September 8

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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 10:05 am

THEATER

 

Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 12-29

• Enjoy a performance of the Mistake of the Goddess full of mystery, love, betrayal, friendship, and questions about the meaning of life. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $22-$32; 551-2053. 

 

Friday, Sept. 13

• Let renowned Las Vegas headliner Terry Fator capture your heart and your funny bone with his singing, comedy and unparalleled celebrity impressions. Details: 8 p.m.; Desert Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $40 and up; 800-745-3000. 

 

Saturday to Saturday, 

Sept. 14-Oct. 5

• Enjoy a performance of the Arizona Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde timeless comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $32-$62; 622-2823.

 

Sunday, Sept. 15

• Come on down to The Price is Right LIVE! stage show featuring Emmy Award-winning television host Todd Newton. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $38-$64; 621-3341.

Wednesday to Sunday 

through Sept. 22

• Catch a performance of The Letters for a thrilling game of cat and mouse set in 1930s Russia. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave.; $28; 882-9721.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

• Let Emmy-winning comedian Kathy Griffin make you laugh discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders in an adults-only show. Details: 8 p.m.; Desert Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $40-$60; 800-745-3000.

 

Friday to Sunday 

through Oct. 5

• Enjoy the tone-deaf but pitch-perfect comedy of Stephen Temperley’s Souvenir about a wealthy society eccentric.  Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $18; 327-4242.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, Sept. 12

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the jazz guitar and vocals of Michael Friedmann 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 and Tangerine Roads; free; 797-3959.

• Don’t miss the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $20-$50; 800-344-9435. 

 

Saturday, Sept. 14

• Enjoy the music of veteran Cuban musicians Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club with special guest Roberto Fonseca. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $38-$53; 621-3341.

• Enjoy the Latin music of influential artist and Grammy Award-winner Marc Anthony. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $51-$151; 800-344-9435.

 

Sunday, Sept. 15

• Rock the night away with one of the all-time favorite British bands The Zombies whose music is as fresh and relevant today as it ever was. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $23-$54; 547-3040. 

 

Thursday, Sept. 19

• Listen to the Latin beat of Luis Miguel. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $50-$150; 800-344-9435.

 

Friday, Sept. 20

• Don’t miss the one-night-only appearance of rock legends REO Speedwagon who have captured the loyalty of several generations of fans. Details: 8 p.m.; Desert Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $29-$56; 800-745-3000.

 

Thursday, Sept. 26

• Don’t miss your opportunity to hear legendary singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins who has charmed audiences over the past three decades with his endless power to communicate through song. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $30-$100; 547-3040.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

• Listen to the music of world-class jazz artists Brian Bromberg, Bill Cantos, Mari Falcone, and Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Big Band at a special fundraiser, Jazz For St. Demetrios to help recover from losses from a fire earlier this year. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $20-35; 547-3040.

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday, Sept. 13

• Help raise funds at the Big Brothers Big Sisters 6th Annual Golf Tournament. Details: 7 a.m.; JW Marriot Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $250; 624-2447.

 

Sunday, Sept. 15

• Play a round of golf with an active duty member of the U.S. 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.

• Browse the hand-crafted works of more than 25 slocal artisans in a wide range of media with a fundraising raffle of artist-donated items to benefit The Women’s Miracle Center at A Harvest of Arts and Crafts presented by the Tucson Arts and Crafts Association. Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Windmill Suites, St. Philips Plaza, 4250 N. Campbell Ave.; free admission; 797-1751.

• Bring the whole family to the Arizona Insect Festival for a day of facts and fun with interactive activities and exhibits about the importance of insects in maintaining healthy ecosystems. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; UA Student Union Grand Ballroom, 1209 E. University Blvd.; free.

 

Thursday, Sept. 19

Make a Difference for Marana’s Kids at a fundraising event presented by Arizona Youth Partnership, the Marana Chamber of Commerce, and Marana Healthcare. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Marana Health Center, 13395 N. Marana Main St.; donation; 624-4765 or www.mentorkidstucson.com.

 

Saturday, Sept. 21

• Get ready for a day of family fun as the Oro Valley Classic Car Show kicks into gear with more than 50 classes of antique, classic, muscle cars and trucks, DJs spinning golden oldies, rockin’ bands, plenty of food, and jumping castles for the kids with proceeds to benefit arts programs in community schools. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Tangerine and Oracle Roads; $10, age 10 and under free; www.saaca.org

 

Sunday, Sept. 22

Stand Up to Stop Violence featuring emcee David Fitzsimmons, Vanessa Hollingshead, Gary Hood, author Dina Kucera, and a special Hip-Hop dance starring Krista Karnatz to benefit Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $15-$50; 547-3040.

CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

 

Saturday, Sept. 14 

• Learn about the habitat, distribution, blooming season and potential threats to Wild Orchids of Arizona from local expert Ron Coleman. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Brandi Fenton Park Visitor Center, 3482 E. River Road; free; 615-7855.

• Follow a pair of roadrunners through photographs and video at the Natural History of a Roadrunner Family presented by educator and Tucson Audubon volunteer Doris Evans. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014. 

• Prepare for the Feast with the Dearly Departed at a Mexican-American cultural workshop Mexican Textiles: Wool Felt Votive Candles. Details: 1-2:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free but $5 supply donation appreciated; 326-9686.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 18 

• Learn how you can enrich and enlighten the lives of visitors by introducing them to the nature, art and culture of the Sonoran Desert at the Prospective Docent Coffee. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; 742-6455 ext. 235 or www.tohonochulpark.org.

• Trace the 1974 path of explorers Gary Tenen and Randy Tufts at Kartchner Caverns: Discovering the Big Room presented by Marlo Buchmann of Kartchner Caverns State Park. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

FILM

 

Friday to Saturday, Sept. 13-21

• View Arizona, national, and world premiers at the 6th Annual Underground Film Festival. Details: various times; the Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.; $7; 882-0204.

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