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Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:07 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Get Him to the Greek (R)

Killers (PG-13)

Marmaduke (PG)

Splice (R)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13)

Sex and the City 2 (R)

Shrek Forever After (PG)

Shrek Forever After 3D (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

 

Foothills

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

Get Him to the Greek (R)

Killers (PG-13)

Marmaduke (PG)

Splice (R)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13)

Sex and the City 2 (R)

Shrek Forever After (PG)

Shrek Forever After 3D (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

Date Night (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Losers (PG-13)

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? (PG-13)

Hot Tub Time Machine (R)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

The Crazies (R)

Shutter Island (R)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The

Lightning Thief (PG)

Tooth Fairy (PG)

Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Get Him to the Greek (R)

Killers (PG-13)

Marmaduke (PG)

Splice (R)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13)

Sex and the City 2 (R)

Shrek Forever After (PG)

Shrek Forever After 3D (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

Astro Boy (PG)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

 

THEATER

 

Friday to Saturday, June 11-12

• See Beowulf Alley's Late Night Theatre production of the classical Greek tragedy La Llorona/Medea, adapted from Euripides. Details: 10:30 p.m.; 11 S. 6th Ave.; $8; 977-5218.

 

Through Sunday, June 13

• Recognize the sacrifices of American soldiers and their families at the Beowulf Alley Theatre production of Last of the Boys about the tumultuous Vietnam era in our history. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday; 11 S. 6th Ave.; $20, $15 military families; 977-5218.

 

Tuesday, June 15

• Enjoy a family friendly, live performance of Classic Radio Shows at Old Time Radio Theatre. Details: 7 p.m.; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. Sixth Ave.; $8; 882-0555.

 

Through Sunday, June 27

• Meet the master detective and his partner as they bring to life four of the famous short stories from the pen of Arthur Conan Doyle at Holmes & Watson. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; the Comedy Playhouse and School, 3620 N. First Ave.; $18; 260-6442.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, June 10

• Tap your toes to the country western and bluegrass music of the Desert Sun String Band 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.

 

Friday, June 11

• Listen to the legendary Joe Bourne & Friends returning to the stage for a night of jazz and blues 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.

 

Saturday, June 12

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to A Concert in Your Backyard featuring the western music of Bill Ganz presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road; free; 797-3959.

 

Saturday, June 12

• Hear the Wayback Machine, A Ray of Hope Band and The Ironwood All-Stars including Emmy and Slim of Way Out West, Kevin Schramm, Jim Lipson and more at the Tucson Audubon fundraiser Summer Sunset Live Music Festival. Details: 6-10 p.m.; Mason Center, 3835 W. Hardy; $10, $8 in advance, under 18 free; 971-6238.

• See WAR and Average White Band in concert at the Diamond Center. Details: 8 p.m.; Desert Diamond Casino; I-19 & Pima Mine Road; $31.50, $26.50 in advance.

 

Sunday, June 13

• Enjoy the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra's performance of Barber: Adagio for Strings; Jay Vosk: Concerto for Harmonica and Chamber Orchestra - Pierre Harbineaux soloist; Sibelius: Symphony No. 2. Details: 3 p.m.; St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte; $20, under 17 free; 323-7166.

• Watch the sun set from the patio of the historic Kannally Ranch House while listening to the Grand Ole Opry tradition country music of Beau Renfro sponsored by the Friends of Oracle State Park. Details: 7 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Dr., Oracle; $10, under 13 free.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Saturday, June 12

• Get hooked on strange plants right out of a science fiction novel at the Tucson Botanical Gardens' Weird Plant Sale. Details: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free admission; 326-9686.

• Check out over 20 classic cars and enjoy complimentary hot dogs and plenty of nostalgia at the Fairwinds Desert Point Model A Car Show. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 10701 N. La Reserve Dr.; free; 498-1111.

• Munch on $1 hot dogs on the Sunflower Farmers Market patio at the United Girls Soccer Team Fundraiser. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 3860 W. River Rd.; 204-1787.

 

Monday, June 14

• Attend a Flag Day Celebration to honor the symbol of our country and show your support for the men and women who are fighting to defend our freedom, featuring guest speakers, Golder Ranch Color Guard, and Coyote Country Cloggers. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; 64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd.; free; 825-8582.

 

Through Tuesday, Aug. 31

• See Bodies … The Exhibition, a traveling exhibition of more than 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.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, June 10

• 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.

• 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. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

 

Saturday, June 12

• Celebrate the Sun with Sun-day on Saturday hosted by Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and the National Solar Observatory featuring solar telescopes, an inflatable model of the sun, a documentary film, lectures, kid's activities, sun safety, current solar science and solar applications. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Kuiper Space Sciences Building/UA campus, 1629 E. University Blvd.; free; 621-2828.

• Sample foods and see live demonstrations with local chefs at the Raw Foods and Gluten Free Foods Fair. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Whole Foods Market, 7133 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 297-5394.

• Join local mining expert and treasure hunter Flint Carter for a presentation that will leave you wondering if the Iron Door Mine is real … or just a legend. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Attend weather spotter training and learn to identify severe weather and what to report to the National Weather Service to aid in their warning process. Details: 2 p.m.; Oro Valley Town Hall Complex, 11000 N. La Canada Dr.; free; 670-5156.

• Share your favorite written recipes and bring healthy food to share while you discuss Food as Medicine and Comfort with issues such as Candida, food allergies, and need for higher protein foods at Arizona Lyme Disease Association Support Group meeting. Details: 2 p.m.; River Center Library, 5605 E. River Rd.; 529-0221, or www.azlyme.org.

 

Saturdays, June 12, 19 & 26

• Meet a live tarantula and learn more about this fascinating creature. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/car park admission; 733-5158.

 

Tuesday, June 15

• Learn how to identify Hummingbirds: Flying Jewels and basic aspects of their biology. Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; OASIS at Junior League, 2099 E. River Rd.; $7 members; 322-5607.

• Hear about Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park from speaker Linda Miller at the Southern Arizona Hiking Club meeting. Details: 7-8 p.m.; Pima County Medical Society Auditorium, 5199 E. Farness Dr.; free; 663-3789.

 

Wednesday, June 16

• Let environmental educator Sandy Reith tell you more about the biology and adaptations of venomous and poisonous animals of Arizona including rattlesnakes, scorpions and gila monsters. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Tuesdays, June 1-July 27

• Acquire a basic overview of this region's archaeology and cultures at archaeologist Allen Dart's Prehistory of the Southwest class. Details: 6:30-9 p.m.; Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 2201 W. 44th St.; $50, $40 members; 798-1201.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Saturdays, June 12-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.

 

Sundays, June 13, 20 & 27

• Take a 30-minute, easy morning walk in the cactus garden and come face to thorns with plants that may remind you of neighborhood characters, friendly and otherwise. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/car park admission; 733-5158.

 

Tuesdays, June 15-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, June 10

• Kids of all ages will be dazzled by Patrick The Magician. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Bookmans, 1930 E. Grant Rd.; free; 325-5767.

 

Friday to Saturday, June 11-12

• Bring the whole family for the Red Barn Theatre production of Appalachian Lights featuring Appalachian and southern song about people living on a hill in the Ozarks. Details: 7 p.m.; 948 N. Main Ave.; $3, $2 children under 12; 622-6973.

 

Saturday, June 12

• Help youth appreciate, learn about, talk about and create miniatures at the Kids Create Family Fun Program. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Mini-Time Machine Museum, 4455 E. Camp Lowell; included with paid admission; 881-0606.

 

Monday, June 14

• Explore distant and magical lands inhabited by colorful characters, animals, elves, fairies and wizards at the Summer Camp 2010 Magical Mini-Adventures. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Mini-Time Machine Museum, 4455 E. Camp Lowell; $200/session; 881-0606.

 

Monday to Friday, June 14-July 2

• Kids ages 3-9 can learn spoken and written Russian taught by native-speaker instructors. Details: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; International School of Tucson, 1730 N. First Ave.; $150/week; 406-0552.

 

Monday to Friday,  June 14-Aug. 6

• 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.

 

Tuesday, June 15

• Make Your Own Tambourine at the Bookmans Summer Kids Event. Details: 10-11 a.m.; 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 579-0303.

 

Fridays through July 9

• Bring the whole family to Reid Park Zoo Summer Safari Nights and view your favorite animals in the cooler temperatures, listen to jazz, or join in the many family activities including games, crafts, or face painting. Details: 5-8 p.m.; 1030 S. Randolph Way; $7.50, $5.00 ages 2-14; 881-4753.

 

Through Tuesday, August 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

 

Thursdays, June 10-July 1

• Take an art walk at Gallery Row. Details: 5-7 p.m.; 3001 E. Skyline Dr.; free; 577-6301.

 

Thursday to Tuesday, June 10-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.

 

Friday to Wednesday, June 11-30

• View new exhibit Geronimo: Revered and Reviled (The Man Behind the Legend) featuring Tombstone resident C. S. Fly's now-famous photographs of the negotiations between General George Crook and Geronimo in 1886 and quotes from eyewitnesses. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second St.; $5, members free; 628-5774. Opening reception Friday, June 11, 5-7 p.m.; free.

 

Through Thursday, June 24

• View dramatic summertime landscapes of renowned Tucson artist Jack Eggman's Copper Lands exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; free; Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 2890 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 180; free; 529-4886.

 

Through Sunday, July 4

• View the American pop culture exhibit of Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life & Legends. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8, $3 students; under 12 free; 624-2333.

 

Through Sunday, July 4

• View the ¡Viva David Tineo! A Retrospective of Tucson's Muralist and Art Educator exhibit of paintings, moveable murals, drawings for public commissions and decorated architectural artifacts, spanning the late 1970s to the present. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8, $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, January 9

• View DeGrazia's complete rodeo collection of 26 oil paintings from 1954 based on the annual all-Indian rodeo at the Tohono O'odham reservation west of Tucson or his oil paintings created while he was studying and working in the Diego Rivera Studio in Mexico City in 1942. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan; free; 299-9191.

 

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