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Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Your weekly lineup of movies, arts, entertainment and cultural activities.

MOVIES

FOOTHILLS

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Hancock (PG-13)

WALL-E (G)

Wanted (R)

Get Smart (PG-13)

The Love Guru (PG-13)

The Happening (R)

The Incredible Hulk (PG-13)

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (PG-13)

Sex and the City (R)

The Strangers (R)

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

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG)

What Happens in Vegas (PG-13)

Iron Man (PG-13)

ORACLE VIEW

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Made of Honor (PG-13)

Baby Mama (PG-13)

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (R)

88 Minutes (R)

The Forbidden Kingdom (PG-13)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

Nim’s Island (PG)

21 (PG-13)

Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who (G)

10,000 B.C. (PG-13)

The Bucket List (PG-13)

Evan Almighty (PG)

TOWER THEATRES

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Hancock (PG-13)

Wall-E (G)

Wanted (R)

Get Smart (PG-13)

The Love Guru (PG-13)

The Happening (R)

The Incredible Hulk (R)

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (PG-13)

The Strangers (R)

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

Iron Man (PG-13)

THEATER

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, JULY 3-6

• See dogs fly, Asian elephants groove and circus celebrities ride motorcycles as you’ve never seen at Over the Top,  a circus spectacular presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; call for ticket prices; 791-4101.

FRIDAY, JULY 4

• Celebrate Independence Day by watching  “Fireside Chats with FDR,”  a dramatization of historic talks former President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to a nation in crisis. Details: 1 p.m.; Top Hat Theatre stage, southeast corner of Fort Lowell and Country Club roads; $10; 326-6800.

THROUGH JULY 20

• Laugh, think and smile from ear to ear during “Prelude to a Kiss,” a romantic comedy about a wedding at which an old man asks to kiss the bride and ends up switching souls with her. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays; Live Theatre Workshop stage, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $14-$17; 327-4242.

THROUGH AUG. 17

• The audience becomes part of the drama in  “Oso Fuerte,” a fantastic 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

SATURDAY, JULY 5

• Hear a performance of the Tucson Jazz Orchestra starring tenor saxophonist David “Fathead” Newman, a good friend and sideman to musician Ray Charles. Details: 7 p.m.; J.W. Marriott Starr Pass, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $30-$40; 792-3500.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY, JULY 4

• Celebrate Independence Day with jazz performer Joe Bourne, Catalina Community Chorus and the Old Arizona Brass Band, and enjoy fireworks, face painting, carnival games and art activities at the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council’s Fourth of July celebration. Details: 4-10 p.m.; Canyon del Oro Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane; free; 797-3959.

FRIDAY, JULY 4

• Spend the Fourth of July in Marana at the Star-spangled Spectacular and enjoy jumping castles, a watermelon-eating contest and fireworks. Details: 6-11 p.m.; Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road; free; 382-1999.

SATURDAY, JULY 5

• 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.

• Admire lovable dogs and learn how to adopt them at a canine meet and greet offered by Arizona Greyhound Rescue. Details: 11 a.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

SUNDAY, JULY 6

• Shop for fresh produce, bread, beef, lamp 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.

• Catch a psychic fair at St. Philip’s Plaza for intuitive readings, astrology, numerology, tarot, holistic healing, crystals, feng shui, reiki, metaphysical jewelry, crystals and aura photos. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Windmill Suites, 4250 N. Campbell Ave.; free admission, $20 for readings; 742-9905.

• Attend an indoor and outdoor antique fair, rain or shine. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Lew Sorensen Community Center, 11100 E. Tanque Verde Road; free; 232-1201.

TUESDAY, JULY 8

• Listen to nature’s muses during “Poetry Goes for a Hike: Writing in the Field,” a four-hour class that includes a five-mile hike. Details: 11 a.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; $65; reservation required; 626-3765.

BOOKS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9

• Join the Mystery Book Discussion Group for a talk about the book “Sleeping Dog” by Dick Lochte. Details: 7 p.m.; Barnes and Noble, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 742-6402.

CLASSES

SATURDAY, JULY 5

• Hear the stories of various ancient peoples of Arizona — the ancestral Puebloan, Mogollon, Hohokam, Sinagua, Salado and Patayan people — during a history talk by historian Jack Lasseter. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; reservation required; 622-6014.

TUESDAY, JULY 8

• Learn about rainforest ecology from Megascience Meg in a science program for adults and youth. Details: 2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; reservation required; 229-5300.

MONDAY TO TUESDAY, JULY 14-15

• Learn how to entertain children, give first aid, offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use a fire extinguisher during a babysitting class. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Northwest Fire District office, 5225 W. Massingale Road; $20; 887-1010.

CHILDREN

TUESDAY, JULY 8

• Watch as Patrick the Magician makes objects vanish or change before your eyes during a magic show for children and their parents. Details: 11 a.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

VISUAL ART

SATURDAY, JULY 5

• Meet artist Diane DeMarco and see her photographs at an artist reception at Western National Parks Association. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

THROUGH JULY 13

• See  “Beyond Visions of Planetary Landscapes,”  a traveling exhibit of large-scale photographs of outer space, including sand dunes on Mars, storms on Neptune and fiery eruptions on the sun. Details: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $9.50 for adults, $2.25 for children ages 6 through 12; free for children under 6; 883-2702.

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. 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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