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Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:29 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 3D (PG)

Public Enemies (R)

My Sister’s Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

Year One (PG-13)

The Taking of Pelham 123 (R)

The Hangover (R)

Up (PG)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 3D (PG)

Public Enemies (R)

My Sister’s Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

Year One (PG-13)

The Taking of Pelham 123 (R)

The Hangover (R)

Up (PG)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

My Life in Ruins (PG-13)

The Brothers Bloom (PG-13)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

Fighting (PG-13)

Obsessed (PG-13)

The Soloist (PG-13)

17 Again (PG-13)

Hannah Montana: The Movie (G)

Fast & Furious (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)

I Love You, Man (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 3D (PG)

Public Enemies (R)

My Sister’s Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

The Hangover (R)

Up in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

Star Trek (PG-13)

THEATER

THURSDAY, JULY 9

• Experience the exciting magic of Sarlot & Eyed’s Carnival of Illusion incorporating surprising twists on ancient magical traditions, humorous stories, and riddles of the mind. Details: 5:45 & 7 p.m.; MountainView Country Club, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; $10; 818-1000.

MUSIC

FRIDAY, JULY 10

• Listen to accomplished saxophonist, composer, and educator Brice Winston . Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $18, $12 members; 742-6455.

SATURDAY, JULY 11

• Enjoy GOVAC’s Chamber Music Light Series Bumblebees & Bach featuring violinist Wayne Shen and piano accompanist Leeza Beriyeva. Details: 3 p.m.; St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road; $20, $5 students; 797-3959.

• Listen to Mexico’s Vicente Fernandez (the king of ranchera music) at his only Arizona appearance this year, with special guest star Paquita la del Barrio. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $70-125; 791-4191.

• Experience great country and gospel music performed by Allen Frizzell , brother of artist and songwriter Lefty Frizzell. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Alive Church, 9662 N. La Cholla Blvd., 544-7638.

SUNDAY, JULY 12

• Beat the heat and the recession as the Music on the Mountain series continues with two musical groups, Chuck ‘Wagon’ Maultsby and the Dusty Buskers. Details: 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free; bonnie@lavamusic.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

• Listen to globally renowned flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert in concert at the Rialto Theatre. Details: 8 p.m.; 318 E. Congress Street; $22-31; 740-1000.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, JULY 11

• See a seven-story rocket with lights on, seltzer rocket launchings with museum Mad Scientists, visits to the rocket launch control room, space food samples, astronaut tests and more at Titan Moonlight Madness . Details: 5-9 p.m.; Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Road; $7, under 12 free; 625-7736.

• Enjoy Monsoon Voices Live Literary Magazine’s live performance of writing and music presented by talented local artists. Details: 7-9:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; donations accepted; 229-5300.

SUNDAY, JULY 12

Bring non-perishable food and cash donations to the Interfaith Community Services’ Freedom from Hunger drive and enjoy the Freedom Concert by classical guitarist Dustin Jones followed by an ice cream social. Details: 4 p.m.; Canyon del Oro Baptist Church, 9200 N. Oracle Road; donations requested; 297-2738, ext. 222.

THURSDAYS, JULY 9-AUGUST 27

• Cool off with live entertainment and food under the stars at Twilight Thursdays . Details: 5-9 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 adults, $3 children; $3.50 adult/$1.50 children members; 326-9686.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, JULY 9

• Learn the Native American legend of the dream catcher and create your own dream catcher to hang over your bed and keep good dreams with you (adults). Details: 1-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N Schisler Drive; registration required; 594-5200.

• Tempt your taste buds and spur your creativity in the kitchen as Oro Valley Hospital Chef Victor Anderes discusses and demonstrates how you can prepare healthy meals with lots of flavor to show that Eating Well Equals Eating Healthy . Details: 7 p.m.; 1551 East Tangerine Road, Classroom A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

SATURDAY, JULY 11

• Learn about Topwater Tactics from local bass fishing pro Dennis Atwell. Details: 12-1 p.m.; Sportsman’s Warehouse, 3945 W. Costco Drive; free; 877-4500.

• Learn about the latest products and technologies of spray paint and stains so you can achieve results like a pro. Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Ace Hardware, 11921 N. 1st Ave; free; 297-0222.

TUESDAY, JULY 14

• Examine the classification, natural history, and conservation of all of the North American species of Tanagers and Trogons with Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15, $10 members; 326-9686.

THURSDAYS, JULY 9, 16 AND 23

• Explore the fascinating world of Quantum Physics and what it has to do with our daily lives presented by the Institute of Noetic Sciences Tucson Community Group (IONS) and Shawn Jackson, Lecturer in Physics at the University of Arizona. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Marshall Auditorium at Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E. Grant Road; $10/session or $25/series in advance; 798-6300.

HEALTH

SATURDAY, JULY 11

• Learn about obesity, surgical weight loss options and specifically the lap band procedure . Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, in Classroom A; free; 866-694-9355.

• Let Linda Rich, president of Desert Spirit, use her special ultraviolet camera to reveal the damage that the sun has done to your skin and share tips on how to avoid skin cancer in the Arizona sun . Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about Biological Medicine in Lyme Treatment , a form of holistic medicine which combines homeopathy, traditional acupuncture, modern electronics and computer technology, presented by Ken Blackman, N.D. and the Arizona Lyme Disease Association. Details: 2-4 p.m.; River Center Library, 5605 E. River Road; free; 529-0221.

OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, JULY 10

• Take a guided, 4-mile interpretive hike on Mt. Lemmon and dine at the Lunch Ledge, a high rock ledge with beautiful views. Details: 9 a.m.; meet at Marshall Gulch trailhead, milepost 25.5 on the Catalina Highway; free; 749-8700.

SATURDAY, JULY 11

• Meet some of the desert’s fascinating bugs -- insects, spiders, scorpions, centipedes, and others at Saguaro National Park. Details: 3-4 p.m.; Red Hills Visitor Center, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park admission; 733-5158.

• Meet at the Kannally Ranch House and take an Evening Bird Walk with Audubon specialist Kathe Anderson, through the corrals, washes and trails of Oracle State Park, past owl, woodpecker and hummingbird nests; looking for warblers, flycatchers, hawks, towhees and more. Details: 5:30-8 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; free with $5 park entry fee; (520) 896-2425.

SATURDAYS, JULY 11-AUGUST 29

• Get a unique chance to tour the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum on summer Saturday evenings when many of the animals are at their most active with the onset of the summer heat. Details: 4-9:45 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; $6; 883-5705.

SUNDAY, JULY 12

• Go birding before breakfast with Audubon specialist Kathe Anderson, as she takes you on a Morning Guided Bird Walk . Details: 7 a.m.; upper patio of the Kannally Ranch House; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; free with $5 park entry fee; (520) 896-2425.

CHILDREN

FRIDAY, JULY 10

• Cook up something delicious with local chef Jonathan from Jonathan’s Cork using produce from the Museum garden at Fun with Food Fridays . Details: 10:30 a.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

SATURDAY, JULY 11

Observe the strange and fascinating lives of Dragonflies and Damselflies living part of their lives in water before they take to flight at the Sonoran Desert Kids Club . Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free (ages 5-12 accompanied by adults); 615-7855.

MONDAY, JULY 13

• Youth ages 5-18 can incorporate science and art through poetry writing in Tucson’s River of Words Youth Poetry and Art Contest . Details: 2-3 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5606 E. River Road; free; 615-7855.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

• Use rubber track replicas to recreate animal tracks and learn how to identify them in the wild. Details: 10:15-11:15 a.m.; Woods Memorial Branch Library, 3455 N. First Ave.; free, ages 5-12 accompanied by adults; 615-7855.

MONDAY TO SATURDAY, JULY 13-18

• Use various shaped objects to create a unique and cool sun print . Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

MONDAY TO SUNDAY, JULY 13-19

• Pick people who are important to you in your community and put them into a community helpers coloring book . Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, JULY 9-SEPT. 26

• See illustrations from Agaves of Continental North America by Howard Scott Gentry, pen and ink drawings created by a variety of artists on loan from University of Arizona Herbarium. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; 326-9686.

THURSDAY, JULY 9

• Stroll Gallery Row , enjoy the art and light nibbles. Details: 5-7 p.m.; north east corner of Skyline & Campbell Guest; free; gallery@detailsart.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 11

• Sell, trade and recycle original art at a new Innovative Invitational Art Market . Details: 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Art & Design Gallery, north east corner of Skyline & Campbell; 577-1995.

SATURDAY TO SATURDAY, JULY 11-SEPT. 26

• See some of the most innovative art created by Arizona artists at the juried exhibition Arizona Biennial ‘09 . Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8, $6 seniors, $3 students, under 12 free; 624-2333.

TUESDAY, JULY 14

• See Yaqui Carving: Generations of Wooden Faces with artistic works of several artists including the celebrated Martinez family, Louis David Valenzuela, Arturo Montoya and others. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY,  JULY 14-AUGUST 28

• Get a rare glimpse of distinctive artistic styles at the special collection exhibit Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art . Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; UA Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.; free; 621-2101.

THROUGH FRIDAY, JULY 31

• Tohono Chul Park is seeking submissions for Wish You Were Here: Fiber Art Postcards for a later exhibit of artist-made fiber art postcards. Details: $5 entry fee; for more information see website www.tohonochulpark.org/upcoming.html or contact Peggy Hazard at 742-6455 x217.

THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

• See reclaimed bits and pieces of manufactured objects, and scrap metal and old bike and car parts transformed into yard sculptures at the exhibit Re-Visions: Art Made From Reclaimed Materials . Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

THROUGH SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

• Catch a rare glimpse of Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia: A Modernist Perspective , 22 lesser-known works on paper, canvas, and ceramics that reveal stylistic approaches that differ from the quintessential images most associated with this artist. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; 140 N. Main Avenue; $8, $6 seniors, $3 students, children free, first Sunday of the month is free; 624-2333.

FILM

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

Gain a new perspective on history at the film presentation We Shall Remain: America through Native Eyes – Episode 1: After the Mayflower about the brutal war between the English and a confederation of Indians. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

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