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Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:12 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Met Summer Encore: Turandot (NR)

Inception (PG-13)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

Despicable Me 3D (PG)

Predators (R)

The Last Airbender (PG)

The Twilight Sage: Eclipse (PG-13)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

Knight and Day (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 (G)

The Karate Kid (2010) PG)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 1-888-AMC4FUN

Inception (PG-13)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

Predators (R)

The Last Airbender 3D (PG)

The Twilight Sage: Eclipse (PG-13)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

Knight and Day (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 (G)

Toy Story 3 in Digital 3D (G)

The Karate Kid (2010) PG)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Jonah Hex (PG-13)

Get Him to the Greek (R)

Marmaduke (PG)

The Back-up Plan (PG-13)

Oceans (G)

Death at a Funeral (R)

Kick-Ass (R)

Date Night (PG-13)

Clash of the Titans (PG-13)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

Tooth Fairy (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Inception (PG-13)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

Despicable Me 3D (PG)

Predators (R)

The Last Airbender (PG)

The Twilight Sage: Eclipse (PG-13)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

Knight and Day (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 (G)

Toy Story 3 in Digital 3D (G)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG)

 

THEATER

 

Saturday, July 24

• Enjoy Broadway Classics at The Arizona Rose Theatre Company and the Town of Marana's Theater in the Park. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; free; 888-0509.

 

Through Sunday, July 25

• Enjoy a performance of Cloud 9, the hilarious assault on hypocrisy in a whirlwind tour from 1880s Africa to 1979 London. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop; $15-18; 327-4242.

 

Wednesday & Friday, July 28 & 30

• Enjoy a performance of The Dining Room, Arizona Theatre Company's presentation of Summer on Stage 2010 featuring 40 high school students from Tucson, Yuma, Las Vegas, and Chicago. Details: 7 p.m.; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; free; 884-8210.

 

Through Saturday, Aug. 21

• Enjoy the musical comedy spoof Space Wars featuring Princess Layla and Duke Starfighter, based on the "Star Wars" movie. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95, $15.95 students/military; $7.95 under 12; 886-9428.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, July 22

• Listen to the jazz vocals of rising pop/R&B singer Crystal Rose Stark presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and General Growth Properties. Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy the international superstar Rihanna in concert at the AVA Amphitheater. Details: 7:30 p.m.; 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $60-125; 800-344-9435.

 

Friday, July 23

• Listen to the high-energy, honky-tonkin' country dance band The Last Call Girls presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; La Encantada Lower Level Garden Courtyard, Skyline & Campbell; $11, $10 in advance; 797-3959.

 

Sunday, July 25

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to an outdoor concert presented by Lava Music as Music on the Mountain continues. Details: 1-5 p.m.; Summerhaven on Mount Lemmon.

 

Wednesday, July 28

• Spend a summer evening enjoying award-winning cuisine and music performed by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Ensembles at the TSO Brass Quintet - Summer Music Series. Details: 4:40 p.m.; Miraval Resort and Spa, 5000 E. Via Estancia Miraval; $249; 882-8585.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Wednesday, July 28

• Pick up a good book to take along on your next vacation trip at the Friends of the Library book sale featuring paperbacks, children's and teens books, CDs, and other audiovisual material at bargain prices. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Nanini Library; 7300 N. Shannon Rd.; free admission; 594-5365.

 

Saturday, July 24

• Visit the Spider Mall at the 12th annual conference of the American Tarantula Society. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd.; free but donations accepted; atshq.org.

• Stuff the bus by donating school supplies for the Amphi and Flowing Wells school districts. Details: 12-4 p.m.; Walgreens, 2175 W. Ina Rd. (Amphi); Walgreens, 1415 W. River Rd. (Flowing Wells); www.tucsonrealtors.org.

• Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Saguaro National Park with historic photos and stories of the past displayed in the auditorium. Details: 3 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free admission during event hour; 733-5153.

• Enjoy the Tucson Roller Derby, "What Happens in Vegas…" Vice Squad vs. Sin City. Details: 7 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center Exhibit Hall A; 260 S. Church Ave.; $16, $11 in advance; 800-745-3000.

 

Sunday, July 25

• Browse jewelry, pottery, fabric arts, and more at the Art & Craft Fair On The Mountain. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mount Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; free admission; 877-6114.

 

Through Tuesday, Aug. 31

• See Bodies … The Exhibition, a traveling exhibition of over 200 specimens consisting of whole bodies and individual organs meticulously dissected and preserved through an innovative process. Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday; the Rialto building, 300 E. Congress St.; $22, $14 children; 800-840-1157.

 

Through Thursday, Sept. 30

• Get up close and personal with your butterfly neighbors in the comfort of a cooled greenhouse and the outdoor Butterfly Garden at the Hot Wings: Indoor Native Butterfly Exhibit. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8, $4.50 children; 326-9686.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, July 22

• Justice: What's the right thing to do? Think critically about the moral decisions we face in our everyday lives with a discussion following a DVD presentation of key lectures from Harvard Professor Michael Sandel. This week's topic is: Arguing Affirmative Action & What's the Purpose? Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

 

Friday, July 23

• Take a docent-led Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site Tour, illustrating the beneficial effects of designing with nature and making use of rainwater runoff and reducing soil erosion for residential and commercial properties. Details: 8-9 a.m.; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Rd.; free; 622-3861.

• Listen to U of A "Bugman" Carl Olson as he shares incredible stories of the little animals of the Sonoran Desert at his presentation Insects: The Dominant and Fascinating Microworld. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Park Visitor Center, 3482 E. River Rd.; 615-7855.

 

Saturday, July 24

• Learn to BBQ meats and get hands-on training to purchase, prepare and smoke meats at home with almost any type of smoker at executive chef Chris Brown's BBQ Class. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $35; www.jwmarriottstarrpass.com.

• Come along to the Cañada del Oro, the Canyon of Gold, a place of mysterious legends of gold riches, unfulfilled promises, jumping red lights, and a bloody past with characters such as George Pusch, Buster Bailey, Billy Chester, and the Knagges as author Barbara Marriott entertains you with these stories and more. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and its Impact on Saguaro National Park. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park admission fee; 733-5158.

 

Sunday, July 25

• Get tips on general home maintenance topics at the St. Philip's Phixers sponsored forum featuring the topic Perfect Preparation for Painting. Details: 12:30 p.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 299-6421.

 

Tuesday, July 27

• Meet the Cuckoo of the Desert to trace the natural history and behavior of the greater roadrunner. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park admission fee; 733-5158.

 

Wednesday, July 28

• Find out how you can help make a difference in people's lives at the Interfaith Community Services volunteer orientation. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 2820 W. Ina Rd.; free; 297-2738.

• Explore how animals use scent, sound, color, and elaborate displays to catch the attention of potential mates at environmental educator Sandy Reith's slide presentation Animal Attraction and the Mating Game. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Through Saturday, Aug. 28

• Enjoy educational laser light shows, planetarium shows, and exhibits at UA's Flandrau Science Center. Details: light shows at various daytime and evening hours; Cherry Ave. & University Blvd.; $5-10; 621-7827.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Friday, July 23

• Take a 4.6 mile guided hike to the Mount Lemmon Fire Lookout with a steep climb of 900 feet. Details: 9 a.m.; turn right milepost 24.9 Mt. Lemmon Highway; $5 Forest Service parking pass; 749-8700.

 

Saturday, July 24

• Take an easy/moderate 5.1-mile moonlight hike on the Lower Javelina Trail in the Tortolita Mountains with the Oro Valley Hiking Club. Details: 7-10 p.m.; meet at Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada; $5.

 

Wednesday, July 28

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 6-9 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

• Take an easy to moderate 2-3 mile wildflower hike with naturalist Meg Quinn. Details: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Mount Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; $10; 615-7855.

 

Saturdays through Aug. 21

• Discover the Sonoran Desert's amazing nocturnal plants and wildlife at Summer Saturday Evenings at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Details: 4-10 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $6; 883-2702.

 

Tuesdays through Sept. 28

• Beat the heat by bringing your dog to the Tucson Botanical Gardens every Tuesday morning this summer for the Dog Days of Summer. Details: 7-8:30 a.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7, members free; 326-9686.

 

CHILDREN

 

Thursday, July 22

• Slither on down and meet Reptiles of the Desert, some of the most fascinating creatures of the Sonoran Desert region. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Bookmans, 1930 E. Grant Rd.; free; 325-5767.

• Create a Recycled Craft and take what you make home with you. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 319-3149.

• Watch James Reid perform juggling tricks at his Juggling and More Fun Show. Details: 6-7 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free but tickets required which will be given out 1/2 hour before program; 229-5300.

 

Friday, July 23

• Listen to a few stories while enjoying snacks and juice, then break out some musical instruments for a little singing and dancing at StoryTUNES. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 579-0303.

• Learn about geology and the physical forces affecting it utilizing candy bars at Colossal Cave Mountain Park's program Big Hunk Candy Bars & Geology. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free but tickets required which will be given out 1/2 hour before program; 229-5300.

 

Saturday, July 24

• Kids ages 4-6 can learn about Insects of Sabino Canyon with story time, games, activities and crafts for ages 4-6. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon Visitor Center Meeting Room, 8700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; free; 749-8700.

• Build and fly seltzer and balloon rockets at Science Saturdays for children 8 and older. Details: 10-11:30 a.m., 12-1:30 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m.; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.; $13.75, $8 children; 618-4810.

• Take a pleasant night stroll and observe the creatures of the night while you learn about the various ways these animals are adapted to life at night at the outdoor family program Desert Nights for families with children ages 5-12. Details: 7-8:30 p.m.; Felíz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free; 615-7855.

 

Monday, July 26

• Check out the Tucson Children's Museum during Monsoon Monday Nights with activities and featured guest such as the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Vaisala, Reid Park Zoo, Pima County Natural Resources, Physics Factory and more. Details: 4-8 p.m.; 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $2; 792-9985.

• Learn about bike safety at the REI Summer Series partnering with the Girl Scouts to provide fun topics for girls ages 11-14. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; REI store community room, Tucson Mall, 160 W. Wetmore Rd.; free; 319-3149.

Monday to Friday, July 26-30

• Female middle and high school athletes can improve their skills at Duel in the Desert Volleyball Camp. Details: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; St. Gregory's College Preparatory School, 2131 N. Craycroft; $100; 360-1817.

 

Tuesday, July 27

• Get creative with an animal inspired arts and crafts project taught by professional art teachers at KidzArt. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 579-0303.

 

Through Friday, July 30

• Beat the heat this summer and get creative at High Flyin' Arts Camp for ages 7-15 with literature-based art camps combining aerial, hip hop, and modern dance with visual arts. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; ZUZI! Dance Company, School and Theater, 738 N. Fifth Ave.; $200-$400/one or two-week sessions; 629-0237.

 

Through Friday, Aug. 6

• "Visit" a new state or country and cook foods from there with kid-friendly recipes at Kids Summer Cooking Camps for ages 5-13. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Cuisine Classique Cooking School, 1060 W. Magee Rd.; $225/weekly session; 797-1677.

• Kids ages 9 to 17 can learn improvisation, creative movement, and an appreciation and love for the arts at Beowulf Alley Theatre Arts Enhancement Camp. Details: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.; 11 S. 6th Ave.; $290/two-week session; 977-5218.

 

Through Tuesday, Aug. 31

• Children's Museum or Reid Park Zoo members may purchase reciprocal memberships for $25 that will be valid through December 2010. Family members receive free entrance to the Museum or Zoo along with discounts and other benefits. Both the museum and the zoo are open daily. Call 792-9985 or 791-4022 for more information.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Friday to Saturday,  July 23-Sept. 25

• View the exhibit Made in Tucson/Born in Tucson/Live in Tucson featuring a wide-ranging set of art practices from artists spanning four generations. Details: 12-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; Museum of Contemporary Art, 265 S. Church Ave.; $8; 624-5019.

 

Through Tuesday, July 27

• View the Creative Horizons: Native American Children's Art exhibit of artwork by children from kindergarten to high school from Pasqua Yaqui, Tohono O'odham, Gila River Pima, White Mountain Apache, and Navajo students. 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, Aug. 28

• See the exhibit, A Grand View: Arizona Landscape Photography 1871-2010 featuring a selection of images by more than 30 photographers including: Ansel Adams, Linda Connor, Forman Hanna, Eliot Erwitt, Timothy O'Sullivan, Richard Misrach, Frederick Sommer, William Lesch, Jay Dusard, Edward McCain, and many more. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Etherton Gallery, 135 S. 6th Ave.; free; 624-7370.

 

Through Sunday, Aug. 29

• View the vintage and contemporary exhibit of saguaro photographs at the Summer Saguaro Celebration  presented by Etherton Gallery. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens Porter Hall Gallery, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $7 regular garden admission; 326-9686.

 

Through Sunday, Sept. 26

• View the exhibit Into the Void: Abstract Art, 1944-2008 featuring lithographs by many artists. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8, $6 seniors, $3 students; under 12 free; 624-2333.

 

Through Sunday, Oct. 3

• View the Tohono Chul Park A to Z exhibit, a visual compendium that touches upon some of the people, places and things that make the park unique. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

 

Through Sunday, Oct. 10

• View the exhibit Thanks for Being With Us: Contemporary Art from the Douglas Nielsen Collection featuring see a large body of works by some of the most recognized American artists of the 20th century. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8, $6 seniors, $3 students; under 12 free; 624-2333.

 

HEALTH

 

Tuesday, July 27

• Learn how to communicate with empathy, become aware of non-verbal signals and use language that touches positive emotions to Form Authentic Relationships presented by Jill Jones, CCHt and Certified NLP Practitioner. Details: 5:30-7 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free but tickets required which will be given out 1/2 hour before program; 229-5300.

 

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