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Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Calendar listings for the week of Aug. 6 to Aug. 13

MOVIES

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Pineapple Express (R)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (PG-13)

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (PG-13)

Swing Vote (PG-13)

Step Brothers (R)

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (PG-13)

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Mamma Mia! (PG-13)

Space Chimps (G)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (PG-13)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (PG)

Hancock (PG-13)

WALL-E (G)

Wanted (R)

Get Smart (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Meet Dave (PG)

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (G)

The Love Guru (PG-13)

The Incredible Hulk (PG-13)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (PG-13)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG)

Iron Man (PG-13)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (PG-13)

Swing Vote (PG-13)

Step Brothers (R)

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (PG-13)

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Space Chimps (G)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (PG-13)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (PG)

Hancock (PG-13)

Wall-E (G)

THEATER

THROUGH AUG. 17

• The audience becomes part of the drama in  “Oso Fuerte,”  a fantastical bilingual story about the strongest man in the world and his attempt to escape the world of shadows with the help of spiders, dragons, fish and a two-headed mythical siren. Details: 1 p.m. Sundays; Live Theatre Workshop stage, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $5-$8; 327-0160.

THROUGH AUG. 23

• The sun always shines and the surf is always up in Surfside, Calif., the setting for the play  “Beach Blanket Bebop.”  Details: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 and 7 p.m. Sundays; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95 with discounts for seniors, children and military personnel; 886-9428.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, AUG. 7

• Hear Grammy Award-winning musician  Lyle Lovett  performing his mix of folk, swing, blues, jazz, gospel music and more traditional country styling. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $25-$75; (800) 344-9435.

• Hear musicians  Richard Sullivan and Larry Redhouse  perform. Details: sunset-10 p.m.; Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 615-6100.

FRIDAY, AUG. 8

• Catch a concert by  Stephan George,  which is part of the Summer Concert Series at Tohono Chul Park. Details: 7 p.m.; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $12 for nonmembers, $10 for members; 742-6455.

SATURDAY, AUG. 9

• Hear blues music performed by the  Bryan Dean Trio,  as part of the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council’s Summer Concert Series, and help raise money for the arts council. Details: 7 p.m.; La Encantada shopping center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; $7 in advance, $10 at the performance; 797-3959.

SUNDAY, AUG. 10

• The St. Andrews Bach Society presents a program by  The Kingfisher String Quartet,  featuring Bedrich Smetana’s dramatic and autobiographical String Quartet No. 1. Details: 3 p.m.; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 545 S. Fifth Ave.; $10 for adults, $5 for students; 323-2771.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13

• Hear a concert by  Clif Taylor and The Occupants  in the latest installment of the Music on the Patio series. Details: sunset-10 p.m.; Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 615-6100.

FILM

FRIDAY, AUG. 8

• See the movie  “Ever After”  by the light of the stars. Details: sunset; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive; free; 299-2020.

• See and discuss the movie  ”Yentl,”  which is part of the Tacheria Summer Religion in Film Series. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 548-7426.

SUNDAY, AUG. 10

• See the movie  ”Turtles Can Fly,”  which is about young Iraqis waiting for the United States to roll over their village on the border of Turkey, in the latest installment of Sunday Night at the Movies. ”Details; 5 p.m.; St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road; free; 299-9063.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY, AUG. 9

• Learn about how to plant cuttings during a  plant propagation clinic.  Details: 9-10 a.m.; Oro Valley Ace Hardware, 11921 N. First Ave.; free; 297-0222.

• Join Kathie Schroeder, a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator, and her harris hawk, Sueno, for a  harris hawk presentation.  Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

• See the presentation  “Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!”  by University entomologist Carol Olson. Details: 7 and 8 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; free with park admission; 883-2702.

• Treat your ears to music from the  Latin Kings  and your taste buds to free samples from Blanco Tacos and Tequila during Summer of Enchantment. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; free; 299-3556.

• See the movie  “High School Musical II”  and swim during Dive and Dine. Details: 6:30-9 p.m.; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road; $20 a family; 299-3000.

SATURDAY, AUG. 10

• Shop for fresh produce, bread, pastries, tamales and salsa at the  Oro Valley Farmers Market.  Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 400-9992.

SUNDAY, AUG. 11

• Shop for fresh produce, bread, beef, lamb and tamales at the  St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers Market.  Details: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; St. Philip’s Plaza, 4380 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 400-9992.

TUESDAY, AUG. 13

• See a  photo tour of Tucson’s wildlife  presented by Young Cage, president of the Tucson Herpetological Society. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

BOOKS

THURSDAY, AUG. 7

• Catch the New York Times best-selling writer J.A. Jance, a Tucson resident, discussing and signing her newest book,  “Damage Control.”  Details: 7 p.m.; Barnes and Noble bookstore, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 742-6402.

FRIDAY, AUG. 8

• Attend the same  J.A. Jance book-signing event  as on Thursday, Aug. 7, just at a different time and location. Details: 8 p.m.; Borders Books and Music, 4235 N. Oracle Road; free; 292-1331.

TUESDAY, AUG. 12

• Join the Bookworms book group for a discussion of  “Snow,”  a novel by Orhan Pamuk about a Turkish poet who spends 12 years in political exile in Germany and witnesses firsthand the clash between radical Islam and Western ideals. Details: 7-8 p.m.; Borders, 4235 N. Oracle Road; free; 299-0057.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH AUG. 17

• See work of 23 artists from the Southwest that offers a closer-than-usual glimpse of some of the smallest creatures on earth during the exhibit  “Artful Insects and Inspired Arachnids.”  Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH AUG. 29

• Catch the exhibit  “Tucson’s River of Words,”  an exploration by elementary and high school students of watersheds and their connection to all life. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Park Gallery, 3482 E. River Road; free; 232-1201.

THROUGH AUG. 30

• Catch a diverse  salon-style exhibit  featuring paintings, sculptures and glass art, along with a permanent collection of copper vessels, rugs and jewelry. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; Tangerine Gallery, 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 326-5028.

THROUGH SEPT. 9

• See artwork by area youth during the exhibit  “That’s Artrageous: Works by Student Artists.”  Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH SEPT. 30

• View the exhibit  “Postage Stamps: A Global View of Prehistoric History”  featuring a private collection of stamps from places around the world, including Malaysia, Japan and parts of Africa, that depict the prehistoric Earth. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with park admission; 326-9686.

THROUGH JUNE 2009

• See the exhibit  “Weaving: Native Baskets and Blankets,”  which features pieces from Tohono Chul Park’s permanent collection. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

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