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

MOVIES

CENTURY THEATRES

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Bandslam (PG)

District 9 (R)

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (R)

The Time Traveler's Wife (PG-13)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (PG-13)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

A Perfect Getaway (R)

Funny People (R)

G-Force in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

(500) Days of Summer (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Bandslam (PG)

District 9 (R)

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (R)

Ponyo (G)

The Time Traveler's Wife (PG-13)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (PG-13)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

A Perfect Getaway (R)

Funny People (R)

G-Force in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

The Ugly Truth (R)

(500) Days of Summer (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

The Hurt Locker (R)

The Proposal (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

I Love You, Beth Cooper (PG-13)

Year One (PG-13)

Imagine That (PG)

Land of the Lost (PG-13)

Drag Me to Hell (PG-13)

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

Terminator Salvation (PG-13)

Angels & Demons (PG-13)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Bandslam (PG)

District 9 (R)

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (R)

The Time Traveler's Wife (PG-13)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra (PG-13)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

A Perfect Getaway (R)

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

Funny People (R)

G-Force in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

THEATER

Friday to Saturday, Aug. 21-22

• Laugh out loud with comedy blockbuster John Leguizamo. Details: 8 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre at Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $38; 800-745-3000.

MUSIC

Friday, Aug. 21

• Enjoy a free performance by local jazz musicians Naim Amore and Jeff Grubec. Details: 3-5 p.m.; Bookmans, 1930 E. Grant Road; free; 325-5767.

Saturday, Aug. 22

• Listen to the complex and exciting drum solos of Chip Ritter at the Summer Concert Series at La Encantada. Details: 7 p.m.; 2905 E. Skyline Drive; $12, $10 in advance; 797-3959.

• Listen to the Grammy and Country Music Award-winner Randy Travis in concert at UA Centennial Hall. Details: 8 p.m.; 1020 E. University Blvd.; $29-64; 621-3341.

Sunday, Aug. 23

• Listen to Music for Solo Cello by Mark Votapek, UA School of Music professor of cello, at the St. Andrew's Bach Society Summer Concert Series. Details: 3 p.m.; Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams Street; $10; 323-2771.

• Listen to award-winning music by Amber Norgaard Band as the Music on the Mountain series continues at Summerhaven. Details: 12-5 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; free; bonnie@lavamusic.org.

Monday, Aug. 24

• Listen to a piano recital by Liza and Lena Beriyeva . Details: 7 p.m.; Steinway Piano Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 325-9797.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Aug. 20

• Celebrate Tucson's 234th Birthday with a traditional Flag Ceremony with the five flags that have flown over the city - American, Spanish, Mexican, Confederate, and the State of Arizona. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Presidio San Agustin de Tucson Courtyard, Church Avenue & Washington Street; free; 577-6261.

• Have Birthday Cake with the Ghosts at the haunted 22nd Street Antique Mall. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 5302 E. 22nd Street; free; 514-5262.

• Be a part of history and celebrate the grand opening of the new Fourth Avenue Underpass with music, activities and merchant specials. Details: 4:30 p.m.; downtown Tucson; free; 547-3338.

Friday to Sunday, Aug. 21-23

• Browse the 2009 Custom Motorcycle Show at the Tucson Convention Center. Details: 2-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Sunday; 260 S. Church Ave.; $14, $12 in advance; 623-7773.

Saturday, Aug. 22

• Gather for Tucson's Birthday Prayer Walk, an interfaith service encouraging unity and prayer for the resolution of the divisive problems affecting Tucson and Pima County sponsored by Community Renewal and Pima County. Details: 7-10:30 a.m.; A Mountain (Sentinel Peak); free; 243-6780.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

• Enjoy superb food and wine as the Mesquite Grill, Palo Verde Bistro, and Preserve Grill Chefs compete for the Second Annual Chefs' Gala SaddleBrooke Style Trophy. Details: 5 p.m.; MountainView Country Club, SaddleBrooke; $50; 818-1000.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Friday, Aug. 21

• Learn a new skill at the Gift Wrapping Class. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Sour Apple Fabrics & Home Boutique, 11015 N. Oracle Road, Suite 111; $59 plus supplies; 219-4549.

Saturday, Aug. 22

• Learn about the diversity and identification of local insects as scientists present Insect Discovery . Details: 10 a.m-12:30 p.m. Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, summit of Mount Lemmon; $24, $18 students; 626-8122.

• Taste 4-6 different tequilas and receive instruction and educational materials at the Tequila Tasting at Salud. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $25; 791-6051.

• Meet common birds and mammals and hear about their natural history as you Celebrate Saguaro's Wildlife: Birds and Mammals . Details: 3 p.m.; Red Hills Visitor Center, Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park admission; 733-5158.

• Learn about the International Dark-Sky Association's efforts to protect our nightscape at the Sustainable Skies: Preserving the night for future generations in our parks presentation. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Come prepared to do some digging and gain knowledge and experience to do your own rain water harvesting. Details: 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686.

• Learn how to coexist with wildlife in an urban setting , get tips avoiding practices that can attract unwanted wild animals, and learn gardening and landscaping principles to attract and support desired wildlife while discouraging unwanted visitors. Details: 9:30-11 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with admission, $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

• Get tips, tricks and techniques to revitalize your garden from existing plants at the Plant Propagation workshop. Details: 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

Monday, Aug. 24

• Look for Butterflies and Birds on a trip to Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita mountains with Jeff Babson of Sky Island tours sponsored by the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; $79, $69 members; reservations required, 326-9686 ext. 19.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

• Learn to make a Memory Board . Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Sour Apple Fabrics & Home Boutique, 11015 N. Oracle Road, Suite 111; $69 plus supplies; 219-4549.

OUTDOORS

Friday to Saturday, Aug. 21-22

• Learn more about scorpions, butterflies, and many other creatures at BugFest. Limited camping option for Friday night. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle; (520) 896-2425.

Saturdays, Aug. 22-29

• 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.

CHILDREN

Saturday to Tuesday, Aug. 22-Sept. 1

• Youth @ Performing Arts, an Oro Valley based musical theatre troupe is looking for middle school boys and girls who are interested in interviews for casting of the May 2010 production of Beauty and the Beast. Details: E-mail ypadrama@gmail.com for more information.

Monday, Aug. 24

• Be prepared for Monsoon weather and check out the interactive Thunderstorm Awareness event presented by Vaisala at Monsoon Monday Nights. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $1; 792-9985.

Monday to Saturday, Aug. 24-29

• Experience the shocking power of a Van de Graff generator. 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, Aug. 24-30

• Make a special concoction to take home from Slimy Science. 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, Aug. 20

• See new works and meet gallery artists at the Sizzling Summer Celebration wine and cheese reception. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 2890 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 180; free; www. janehamiltonfineart.com.

Saturday, Aug. 22

• Sell, trade and recycle photography, sculpture, glass, mixed media, art furniture, and more at the Saturday Art Market. Details: 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Gallery Row, northeast corner of Skyline & Campbell; free; 577-1995.

Saturday to Monday, Aug. 22-Sept. 21

• See the city and the scenery as it was a century ago at the Posted from Tucson exhibit of old postcards from 1900 to 1950. Details: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays; Jewish History Museum, 564 S. Stone Ave.; $5, members free; 670-9073.

Tuesday, Aug. 25

• See the unveiling of a new aerosol mural adjacent to the Tucson Museum of Art at the Tucson Water Building and learn about Mural Art - History, Culture and Controversy. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free; 837-4263.

Thursday to Friday, Aug. 20-Oct. 9

• See the whimsical designs of Albert Tucci, former director of the School of Theatre Arts at the University of Arizona, at the Concepts, Characters & Costume exhibit. Details: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; The Art Institute of Tucson, 5099 E. Grant Road, Suite 100; free; 318-2700.

Thursday to Tuesday, Aug. 20-Sept. 8

• See how the local children express their understandings of watershed and share their view of the natural world in this exhibition of award winning poetry and mixed media art at Tucson's River of Words 2009 Youth Poetry and Art Traveling Exhibit. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, included with $7 entrance fee; 615-7855.

Thursday to Wednesday, Aug. 20–Sept. 16

• Abstracts and Landscapes, acrylic and oil paintings on canvas and paper by Joan Scott at the Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery. Details: Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 615-7855.

Through Sunday, Aug. 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 Friday, Aug. 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 Tuesday, Sept. 8

• See artwork by Mountain View and Marana High School students at Creative Connections: 14th Annual School Student Art Exhibitions . Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

Through Saturday, 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.

Through Sunday, Oct. 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.

Through May 2010

• 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; included with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

FILM

Wednesday, Aug. 26

• See America Through Native Eyes in the fourth episode of the We Shall Remain film series. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Thursdays, Aug. 20-Oct. 29

• Pull up a chair or spread a blanket and watch a typically family-friendly classic movie under Tucson's starry, summertime sky. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Cinema La Placita, 110 S. Church Ave.; $3; 326-5282.

HEALTH

Saturday, Aug. 22

• Get 40 different health tips from Nutritionist Ginger Carter as Health & Wellness starts with Good Nutrition . Details: 9:15 a.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja; free; 326-5555.

Tuesday, Aug. 25

• Learn how you can have fun and get fit with the Arizona Cancer Center's Better Than Ever fitness-training program for all ages and fitness levels information session. Details: 6 p.m.; the Running Shop, 3055 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 153; free; 626-7177.

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