Enjoy a good variety of events this week from movies with our friends at Loft Cinema to starting your Labor Day, taking a lovely morning stroll with one of the cute and cuddly friends at the Pima Animal Care Center for the PACC Labor Day Dog Walk! Perhaps, if all goes well, you maybe taking your newest family member home!

Sunday, September 3

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 70mm

  • Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd., Tucson
  • When: 12 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $10/$8 for members

September 1, 2017 has come and gone. A date that holds a special meaning to Potterfans around the world! Join our friends at The Loft Cinema on a return trip to the wizarding world of Harry Potter and the wonders of the sights, sounds and many magical creatures on a wonderful adventure with Newt Scamander! Enjoy it on the big screen in glorious 70mm format of the newly renovated main theater at the Loft!

Monday, September 4, Labor Day

PACC’s Labor Day Dog Walk

  • Where: 4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
  • When: 7 – 9 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

Join 200 other members of the community to start your Labor Day on a massive shelter-dog walk! Registration is on a first come, first served basis-Interested parties must register online -- must be 15 years old or older. 






Antique, Vintage, and Collectible Book Fair

  • Where: Inside Foothills Mall, north of movie theaters. 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.
  • When: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Add to your book collection and do a good deed! Join other book lovers at the antique, vintage, and collectible book fair, funds will go to benefit Tell Me A Good Story educational non-profit.

Tuesday, September 5

Mindful Meditation Workshop

  • Where: The Core at La Encantada, 2905 E Skyline Dr.
  • When: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Sept. 5 - Sept. 26
  • Cost: $35 for all four weeks, call The Core at 520-324-2673

Register for four weeks of mindfulness at The Core at La Encantada!

Learn about mindfulness, and see for yourself what the hype is all about! Add meditation to your wellness toolbox and join Amanda Freed, a certified meditation coach. Mindfulness meditation practices are fun and easy! Apply these techniques to your daily routine and be on the road to a happy, healthy and peaceful life!

The workshop format includes lively discussions, guided meditation practices, at home practices, experiential exercises and Q&A time each week. But do please bring water and a journal to the workshop each week.

Wednesday, September 6

Southern AZ Chipotle for HSSA

  • Where: Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • When: 10:45 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE To go, pay for your food

Stop by your favorite Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in either Tucson, Oro Valley, Casa Grande, Yuma or Sierra Vista on Wednesday, from 10:45am to close and let 50 percent of the price of your meal to go to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. 

Be sure to show this event on your phone, bring in the flyer, or tell the cashier you are supporting the Humane Society of Southern Arizona for 50 percent of the sale to be donated to HSSA! 

Thursday, September 7

Shop Talk: The Work of Jorie Graham

  • Where: University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E Helen St.
  • When: 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Poet and professor Farid Matuk leads a Shop Talk on the work of Jorie Graham, who reads for the Poetry Center on September 7.

Shop Talks take a “round table” approach to scholarly investigation of poetic works, resulting in a collegial atmosphere. Each Shop Talk begins with a mini-lecture on the featured author, followed by a conversation about the author and the work. A study packet containing biographical information, excerpts, and criticism is made available for each event; no advance knowledge of the poet or works discussed is required. Discussions take place at 6:00 p.m. and are held in the Dorothy Rubel Room at the Poetry Center, unless otherwise noted.

Odyssey Presents: “Transformation”

  • Where: YWCA Southern Arizona – Frances McClelland Community Center, 525 N Bonita Ave.
  • When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $8 adults, $6 students

Every month, six people are invited to tell a 10-minute personal story on a theme in front of a live audience. These stories are neither read nor memorized and "they are told from the life experiences and creativity of the teller." Curated by Arizona Public Media's Tony Paniagua


Brad Lancaster • Andrea Carmichael • Martin Pepper • Jana Segal-Stormont • Avai d'Amico • Juan John Bayardo

Friday, September 8

The Curious Savage, by John Patrick

  • Where: Roadrunner Theater Company
  • When: 8892 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
  • Cost: $20/ $18 students/seniors, $15 military, BOGO $20 for first weekend

"Mrs. Savage has been left $10 million by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of her grown-up stepchildren’s efforts to get their hands on it. Knowing that the widow’s wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of the fortune, the stepchildren commit her to a sanatorium hoping to “bring her to her senses.” In the sanatorium Mrs. Savage meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase."

Cast includes Linda Andresano, Mary Anne Fout, Karl Haas, Andrea Hickey, Michele Holland, Timothy Mark, Ocktober Pross, Gail Rosen, Nick Smallwood, David Updegraff, and Myani Watson.

Enjoy a buy-one-get-one offer on tickets for $20 on opening weekend!

Saturday, September 9

Let’s Play! with Mr. Nature's Magical Garden

  • Where: That’s Amore Café, 4374 E Speedway Blvd.
  • When: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Let's do it again! Join our friends at That's Amore Cafe for a menu of cool drinks, yummy treats as you enjoy an hour of interactive fun with Mr. Nature!

Desert in Bloom

  • Where: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave.
  • When: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Fancy learning about the beautiful wildflowers in our desert home? Head over to the Joel D. Valdez Main Library for an hour lesson and learn how to identify the variety of wildflowers that explode in spring color. Better yet, take home some wildflower seeds and get started on your very own native garden!

Presented by Tohono Chul.