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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:04 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A listing of arts and entertainment events for the week of Aug. 13 through Aug. 20.

MOVIES

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Tropic Thunder (R)

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)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (PG)

Hancock (PG-13)

WALL-E (G)

Get Smart (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (G)

The Incredible Hulk (PG-13)

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG)

Iron Man (PG-13)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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 Dark Knight (PG-13)

Mamma Mia! (PG-13)

Space Chimps (G)

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

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.

THURSDAY, AUG. 14

• Catch a concert by  Way Out West  in the next 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.

• The Tucson Botanical Gardens will play host to musicians from the  Desert Bluegrass Association  as part of the gardens’  Twilight Thursdays  program, which runs through August. Details: 6:30-9 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with park admission; 326-9686.

TUESDAY, AUG. 19

• Catch an evening of rock at the AVA Amphitheater at Casino del Sol, featuring songstress Sheryl Crow, British crooner James Blunt and ska/reggae outfit Toots and the Maytals. Details: 7:30 p.m.; 5655 W. Valencia Road; $45-$95; (800) 344-9435.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20

• Round the House will perform 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.

FRIDAY, AUG. 22

• Local jazz/blues singer Lisa Otey will perform as part of Tohono Chul Park’s Summer Concert Series. Details: 7 p.m.; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $10 members, $12 for non-members in advance; $15 and $17 at the door; 742-6455.

SATURDAY, AUG. 23

• The Greater Oro Valley Arts Council Summer Concert Series continues at La Encantada Shopping Center with performances by flamenco artists Sentido and Barbara “La Flamacista.” Details: 7 p.m.; 2905 E. Skyline Drive; $7-$10; 797-3959.

• Steel Ribbon will pay tribute to rock legend Carlos Santana as part of the Rhythm & Roots concert series. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theater, 17 W. Congress St.; $15; 760-4135.

FILM

SATURDAY, AUG. 16

• See the film “Winged Migration,” about bird migrations through 40 countries and each of the seven continents. Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; reservations required; free; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

SATURDAY, AUG.16

• The Sonoran Desert Weedwackers will gather at Tucson Mountain Park to eradicate buffelgrass and other exotic weeds to help restore the health of the park and its environs. Coordinators will provide instruction on plant identification and proper techniques for removal. Gloves, digging bars will be provided. Participants should bring water, snacks, hats, sunscreen and sturdy shoes. Details: 6 to 9 a.m.; meet at the caretaker’s house across from the Desert Museum, 2020 N. Kinney Road; ages 12 and older; free; 615-7855.

• The Oro Valley Hiking Club will meet for a moonlight trek from Ventana Canyon to Maiden Pools. This is a moderate to difficult, 4.8-mile round trip hike. Details: 6:30 p.m.; meet at Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive.

WEDNESDAY, 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.

FRIDAY, AUG. 22

• Oracle State Park kicks off its fourth annual Bug Fest with a nighttime slide program and outdoor bug-spotting experiment. Details: 6-9 p.m.; meet at the Kannally Ranch House, 3820 Wildlife Drive near Oracle; free with $6 per vehicle park admission; (520) 896-2425.

SATURDAY, AUG. 23

• Take part in a butterfly walk at Oracle State Park, part of the park’s Bug Fest program. Bring your own refreshments or drinking water. Details: 7 a.m.; meet at the Kannally Ranch House, 3820 Wildlife Drive near Oracle; free with $5 per vehicle park admission; (520) 896-2425.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

FRIDAY, AUG. 15

• Register now for a six-week volunteer training course in Tucson Mountain Park on Sonoran Desert ecology. The course begins Oct. 17, and, upon completion, volunteers may choose to lead nature walks, staff informal interpretative stations for park visitors, present prepared talks to community groups or join buffelgrass eradication efforts. Details: Register at Sonoran Arthropod Studies, 7798 W. Gates Pass Road; for ages 18 and older; $25; 615-7855.

SATURDAY, AUG. 16

• One of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s herpetologists will offer facts and issues facing Sonoran Desert frogs and other populations. The event also will feature close-up views of native frogs at the Warden Oasis Theater. Details: 7 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; $6 for adults, $2.25 for kids after 5 p.m.; 883-2702.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20

• Learn about the archeology of the Tumacacori National Historical Park during a talk by acheologist Jeremy Moss, a resource manager at the park. Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; reservations required; 622-6014.

BOOKS

THURSDAY, AUG. 21   

• Dr. Bill Fry will lead a discussion of Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables” as part of the Oro Valley Public Library’s Great Literature of All Time series. Copies of the book are available in the library system catalog. Details: 10 a.m.-Noon; 1305 W. Naranja Drive; 229-5300.

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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