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Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 11:42 am, Mon Sep 16, 2013.

THEATER

 

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. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $26-$50; 547-3040.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 6-22

• Catch a performance of Desdemona demonstrating the comic deconstruction of Shakespeare’s play using tongue-in-cheek humor while raising serious questions on the role of women through the ages. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. Sixth Ave.; $18-$20; 882-0555.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 6-Oct. 13

• Check out the new comedy by Pere Summers, A Pain in the Aunt about an aging and grumpy woman and her caretaker with memories to win the day. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave., Suite 154; $18, $16 seniors/students; 260-6442.

 

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. 

 

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.

Friday to Sunday 

through 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 Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, Cabaret Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave., $17-$10; 401-3626.

Tuesday to Sunday 

through Nov. 10

• Forget your troubles, sit back, relax, and laugh at a performance of Buccaneers Caribbean: Don’t Touch Me Booty. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 6 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $16.50-$18.50, $8.50 under 12; 886-9428.

 

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

 

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. 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 11

• Enjoy Lonely Street Productions’ Blues in the Night - A Torch Song Cabaret starring Walter Belcher and Crystal Stark presenting some of their favorite tunes in a unique style. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818.

 

Thursday, Sept. 12

• 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. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday, Sept. 6

• Find treasures at the Angels By Your Side Rummage Sale sponsored by the Community Christian Church of Marana women’s ministry helping women in crisis. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; 3610 N. Sandario Road; free admission; 682-4201

 

Saturday, Sept. 7

• Take the self-guided Bisbee Bloomers’ 12th Annual Garden Tour featuring gardens in several different neighborhoods. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; purchase tickets at Finders Keepers, High Desert Market, or the park near the Mining and Historical Museum; $10; 866-2BISBEE.

 

Monday, Sept. 9

• Come out and play a round at the Omni Tucson National 9th Annual Honoring our Heroes Appreciation Golf Tournament for active duty national guard, law enforcement, firefighters and military. Details: noon lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun start; 2727 W. Club Drive; registration: clujan@omnihotels.com or 297-2271.

 

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 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

 

Friday, Sept. 6

• Enjoy Tea Tales - Tea and Treats with Miniature Artists featuring guest speaker silversmith Peter Acquisto. Details: 2 p.m.; The Mini-Time Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell; $10; 881-0606.

 

Saturday, Sept. 7

• Learn about the plants and animals at home in Sonoran Desert at Science Saturday - Experiencing Nature through the Senses. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free; 594-5200. 

 

OUTDOORS

 

Wednesday, Sept. 11

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

 

 

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Sept. 7

• Take a musical journey around the world at the interactive String Family Fun Musical Magic for Kids featuring the Oro Valley Music and Dance Academy presented by at the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 797-3959.

• Meet some of the creepiest, crawliest live creatures along with a live animal demonstration by Ken the Bug Guy at Jeepers Creepers! Details: 5-7 p.m.; International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road; $8, $3 ages 4-12; 629-0100.

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, Sept. 5

• Learn about Spine Signs: What You Need to Know from neurosurgeon Timothy Putty, M.D. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Northwest Medical Center, Event Center, 6060 N. Fountain Plaza, Suite 130; free; 866-694-9355.

• Get some tips on healthy eating at the Commit to be Fit lecture series  Reading Right: Grocery Shopping the Right Way. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, Classrooms A and B; free; 866-694-9355.

 

Monday, Sept. 9

• Join Lisa O’Neill, MPH at Hoarding 101 as she explains what hoarding is, why people hoard, and information about community resources that will help. Details: 10-11 a.m.; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road; free; 324-4345.

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