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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:42 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

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)

Total Recall (PG-13)

The Dark Knight Rises IMAX (PG-13)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Savages (R)

Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R)

That’s My Boy (R)

Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)

Men in Black III (PG-13)

Dark Shadows (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

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)

Total Recall (PG-13)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)

 

THEATER

Thursday to Sunday,

Aug. 30-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.

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.

MUSIC

Saturday, Sept. 1

• Enjoy the Working Man’s Jam featuring rock bands with roots in the ‘70’s such as Foghat, Great White, Slaughter and Lynch Mob. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $10-$30; 800-344-9435.

Sunday, Sept. 2

• Enjoy the St. Philip’s Friends of Music’s summer concert series featuring Romantic Bassoon Works with bassoonists Robert Williams, Letitia Bryant, and Will Dietz. Details: 2 p.m.; St. Philip’s Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 299-6421.

• Rev up your holiday weekend at Desert Heat with a Jazz Beat featuring the sounds of funky pop to the classic traditional jazz of saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa and the vocals of Tucson favorite Crystal Stark. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; $35, $25 members and military; $20 students; 903-1265.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

• Hearken back to the cornerstone of rock ‘n roll with the music of legendary singer-songwriters Crosby, Stills and Nash with songs that convey emotional truths and social consciousness in equal measure. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol Ava Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $27-$176; 800-344-9435.

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.

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.

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, Sept. 1

• Bring your picnic lunch, tour the historic Kannally Ranch House, hike, cycle, or take a guided walk or workshop when Oracle State Park Re-opens to the public every Saturday in September, October, and November. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Dr., Oracle; $7/vehicle; (520) 896-2425.

• Check out the Catalina community ”Got Stuff” Yard Sale to buy or sell treasures. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; 77north Artworks and Marketplace, 16733 N. Oracle Rd.; $15/vendors, free/shoppers; 825-4427.

• Celebrate the Mini Time Machine’s 3rd Anniversary with free admission and special events. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; free admission Sept. 1 only; 881-0606.

Saturday to Monday, Sept. 1-3

• Meet western characters, watch gunfight re-enactment groups, or see a Costume Parade at the 31st Annual Rendezvous of Gunfighters. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; OK Corral, 326 E. Allen St., Tombstone; 520-457-3456 or www.tombstonewildbunch.com.

• Bring the whole family to an Old West rodeo with timed events, barrel racing, a wild-horse race and team-roping, and mutton busting and pee-wee events at the Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo. Details: 1 p.m.; Sonoita Fairgrounds, 3142 S. Highway 83; $10, $5 ages 5-12; 520-455-5553.

Monday, Sept. 3

• Join the festivities with the launch of the new Animal Keeper Interaction Program, Grand Opening of the new Great Blue Heron/Cienega exhibit, dedication of the new Baldwin Education Building Library, birthday cake and more at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s 60th Anniversary Celebration. Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; 883-3073.

• Bring the whole family to the 16th Annual Labor Day Picnic sponsored by the Pima Area Labor Federation (PALF), a subsidiary of the Arizona AFL-CIO to honor working families and union members with entertainment, exhibits, children’s activities, games and more. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Reid Park Bandshell, 1100 S. Randolph Way; free; 388-4139.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

• Enjoy a multi-course dinner prepared with help from apprentice chefs and sommeliers to raise funds to support services for Tucson’s homeless and working poor at Primavera Cooks! Details: Le Rendez-vous, 3844 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.; $125; 623-5111 ext. 101.

Sunday, Sept. 9

• 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.

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 and Sunday, September 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: Southern Arizona Equestrian Center (77 Arena), Hwy. 77 Milepost 100, Oracle; $15, $10 in advance.

• Celebrate the peak of the apple season and pick your own tree-ripened apples at the Apple Harvest Celebration. Details: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Apple Annie’s Orchard, 2081 W. Hardy Rd., Willcox; 520-384-2084.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturdays, Sept. 1-Nov. 30

• Take the Lost Souls Ghost Tours 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.

Sunday, Sept. 2

• Bring the whole family to Sunday in The Park: Geology Rocks to hear about what rocks and Big Hunk candy bars have in common. Details: 2 & 3:15 p.m.; Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail; $5/vehicle; 520-647-7275.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

• Discuss your project and discover creative writing techniques at Alexis Powers’ Writing Workshop. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library Program Room, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Go on a trip to Japan through the eyes of woodcut artists of the mid-19th century with Kate Phillips at the University of Arizona Museum of Art Lecture Series. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Thursdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27

• Learn to create flexibility and strength in your body at Yoga in the Gardens taught by certified yoga instructor Kathy Edds. Details: 8-9 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $40, $30 members; 326-9686.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

• Learn women’s self-defense at the Oro Valley Police Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class for females. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Casas Church, Palo Verde Building, 10802 N. La Cholla Blvd.

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.

OUTDOORS

Wednesday, Sept. 5

• Go Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands to see a variety of sparrows, hawks, falcons, and migrating warblers on easy trails led by expert Doris Evans. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Sept. 1

• Make and take a project for accompanied kids ages 5-11 at Kids Quilting: Pincushion presented in partnership with the Tucson Quilters Guild. Details: noon-1 p.m.; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second St.; included with $5 (adult) admission fee, under 12 free; 628-5774.

• Make your own stomp rockets and use the power of air to launch rockets while you learn about air pollution at Science Saturday for teens. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

Sunday, Sept. 2

• Bring the kids for hands-on fun with animals, physics, math and lasers at Science Sundays for families with young children. Details: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S. 6th Ave.; $2; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday, Aug. 30

• View animal paintings and ceramic sculptures at the Hopman & Slonaker Artist Reception & Exhibit. Details: 5:30-7 p.m.; Northwestern Mutual, 1760 E. River Rd, Suite 247; free; 325-4575.

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.

Through Friday, Oct. 5

• View the exhibit Desert Initiative: Looking Across the Border featuring the works of David Taylor, Alejandro Cartagena and Paul Turounet. Details: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday & Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; Pima Community College, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; free; 206-6986.

HEALTH

Wednesday, Sept. 5

• Listen to your Heart! and learn the early warning signs of heart attack from cardiologist Paul Bejarano, M.D., at the Touch My Heart lecture series. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd., Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

• Explore the emotional component of disease and how powerfully it can affect health and well-being on all the other levels: physical, mental and spiritual, at therapist and hypnotist Alexcis H. Reynolds’ lecture Dealing with Disease. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, College of Medicine, Chase Bank Auditorium, Room 8403, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; free but reservations required; 626-5040.

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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