City Week

Our picks for the week include a play about jaguars

Latina Dance Project presents "Jaguar!"

Featuring an amazing cast of local actors and dancers and directed by Eva Tessler, this play continues through Sept. 21 at Zuzi's Theater at the Historic Y, 738 N. Fifth Ave. Written by Dawn Costello Sellers, "Jaguar!" is inspired by the untimely death of Macho B in 2009, at that time, Arizona's last known jaguar. According to the project, the play focuses on Maya, a young girl who grabs at everything she sees—lizards, fish and Pygmy owls. She dreams of catching a jaguar and the Moon struggles to show her the importance of leaving what's wild well enough alone. Tickets are $20 general admission. For reservations, call 237-0926.

4th Annual Tucson Fringe Festival

The Tucson Fringe Festival, back with its fourth annual theater and performance festival, runs from Friday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 14 at Club Congress and Fluxx Studio and Gallery. Shows include "Burlesque Vanguard—Advice from a Homeless Stripper/Clown," by Paco Fish; "Crazy Standup by a Grownup," by Hilary Pursehouse; "For All The Good It Does," by Maryann Green; "Hers and His," by Toni Press-Coffman and Michael Fenlason; "Level Up," by Hilary Bluestein-Lyons; "Slideshow Fairytales: The Facts in the Case of the Great Beef Contract," by Mark Twain and adapted by Catfish Baruni; "Walken in His Shoes," by Ruben Rosthenhausler; and "Zero Sum Game," by Fish Karma and Kevin Henderson. Visit www.tucsonfringe.org.  

Start-Up Tucson kicks off entrepreneurial weekend

Have an idea for a business that you can't stop thinking about and maybe your friends are kinda tired of hearing about over and over and over again? Well, take heart. There's a place for you entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. This weekend, Startup Tucson offers 54 hours of intense thinking and practical testing of ideas so you can find out if your business plan is viable. The experience kicks off on Friday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. with open mic pitches when participants bring their best ideas aiming to inspire others to join their team. On Saturday and Sunday, those teams focus on customer development, validating ideas and building a viable product. On Sunday, Sept. 14, teams demo their prototypes and receive feedback from experts. All this goes down at CoLab Workspace, 17 E. Pennington St. To register and more info, visit startuptucson.com.

Day into Night GLOW

GLOW folks are doing an early evening event geared toward families and children on the annual event's second Saturday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy the five-acres of the Triangle L Range lit with its GLOW twinkling lights—sculpture, multi-media installations, performances and music. There are two other GLOW events next month: Harvest Moon GLOW on Saturday, Oct. 4 and the Last Chance to GLOW on Saturday, Oct. 11. Put those on your calendar. The ranch is located at 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road in Oracle. Tickets are $15 and can only be purchased in advance at TriangleLRanch.com/glow.html or at Yikes Toys!, 2930 E. Broadway Blvd.

Moonlight Madness Tour at the Titan Missile Museum

While it might be tempting to say that summer is over considering the kids are in school and all, in reality, it's still humid and hot, and we sometimes still dream of going underground just to escape the heat. The Titan Missile Museum makes that dream a reality. Go there, take in the Cold War history and enjoy the cool during the Moonlight Madness Tour on Saturday, Sept. 13. There will be activities for the kids and a presentation by the museum's MAD scientists with the launching of seltzer rockets and the luminous experience of eating space food. This happens from 5 to 9 p.m. with the last tour at 8 p.m. And let our own experience remind you to make reservations. They are required. Call 625-7736. Members and children 12 and younger are free, and adult tickets are $7. For more info, visit titanmissilemuseum.org.

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