The Guide - The Explorer: El Sol

The Guide

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:36 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

CENTURY THEATRES

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Bruno (R)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 3D (PG)

Public Enemies (R)

My Sister's Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

The Hangover (R)

Up (PG)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Bruno (R)

I Love You, Beth Cooper (PG-13)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 3D (PG)

Public Enemies (R)

My Sister's Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

The Hangover (R)

Up (PG)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

My Life in Ruins (PG-13)

Dance Flick (PG-13)

The Brothers Bloom (PG-13)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

Obsessed (PG-13)

Earth (G)

17 Again (PG-13)

Hannah Montana: The Movie (G)

Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)

I Love You, Man (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Bruno (R)

I Love You, Beth Cooper (PG-13)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 3D (PG)

Public Enemies (R)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

The Hangover (R)

Up in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

MUSIC

Thursday to Sunday, July 23-27

• Enjoy the Summer Music Series at Hacienda del Sol featuring Stefan George on Thursday, Sentido on Friday, Undercover on Saturday, and Kerryn Tolhurst on Sunday. Details: 7 p.m.; 5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Road; no cover charge; 299-1501.

SATURDAY, JULY 25

• Enjoy the Summer Concert Series at La Encantada presenting Folk Rock Night with Amber Norgaard and her band. Details: 7 p.m.; 2905 E. Skyline Drive, Lower Level Courtyard; $12, $10 in advance; 299-3556.

Sunday, July 26

• Beat the heat and the recession and listen to the Americana sounds of the Kevin Pakulis Band as the Music on the Mountain series continues. Details: 12-5 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free; bonnie@lavamusic.org.

• Listen to the rock sounds of ZZ Top live at the Diamond Center. Details: 7 p.m.; I-19 & Pima Mine Road; $50, $45 in advance; (800) 745-3000.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, July 25

• Scrapbook All Day , win door prizes and contests. Details: 9 a.m.-midnight; Comfort Suites Tucson Mall, 515 W. Auto Mall Drive; $20-$45; 548-6018 or www.midnightscrap.com.

• Celebrate the 1939 Hollywood beginnings of Old Tucson Studios with a special retrospective exhibit of never-before-seen production stills covering 70 years. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 201 S. Kinney Road; $16.95, $10.95 children; 883-0100.

• Slither on down to Bookmans and meet some amazing reptiles in need of a good home at the D&M Reptile Rescue . Details: 12-4 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

• Take a Night Wings evening tour of Pima Air and Space Museum's Spirit of Freedom Hangar featuring special activities for all ages, including space-food tasting, taking the astronaut test, and balloon-jet building. Details: 5-9 p.m.; 6000 E. Valencia Road; $10, under 12 free; 618-4819.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, July 23

• Bring photographs, window measurements and material samples of your windows to receive personalized help for your room from interior designer Sharon Novak, allied member of ASID, at the Decorating Seminar: Creative Solutions for Challenging Windows . Details: 4-5 p.m.; Contents Interiors Showroom, 3401 E. Fort Lowell Road; free but reservations required; 881-6900.

Saturday, July 25

• Ask the Expert , Tohono Chul Park's Curator of Plants Russ Buhrow, about those under-performing plants in your backyard, identifying disease or pest problems, diagnosing nutrient deficiencies, and advice on plant selection. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; La Entrada at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free; 742-6455.

• Let nutritionist and cooking instructor Deb Hilbert tell you about Cooking with Mesquite as well as the history of this native tree and the proper ways to gather and process mesquite pods. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road, $15; 615-7855.

• Take a turbulent look into the significance of the Sonoran Desert's monsoon season as Discovery Days Presents Mystery of Desert Monsoons: If Wind, then Rain? with Chris Castro of the UA Department of Atmospheric Sciences. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; summit of Mount Lemmon; $24; $18 students; 626-8122.

• Learn about rain water harvesting , land contours, mulch and plant selection and come prepared to dig. Details: 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686, Ext. 10.

• Learn how the ancients turned stone into tools and with a hands-on experience in the prehistoric technology of flintknapping . Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 6721 E. Old Spanish Trail; $8.50 (12 & over), observation free; 647-7121.

• Examine the threats to bees and other pollinators as Entomologist Steve Buchmann presents Sonoran Desert Bees: Pollinator Diversity, Threats & Conservation Ideals . Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Take the two-hour walking Lost Souls Ghost Tour of Downtown Tucson visiting Hotel Congress, Amtrak train station, Santa Rita Hotel, and other historic places. Details: 6:45-9 p.m.; 311 W. Congress Street; $15 (reservations required); 867-2037.

• Throw some light on one of the most intriguing desert animals – bats , learn how they make the desert more beautiful and more livable, and take a trip out onto the museum grounds to study the animals in action. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $40, $36 members; 883-3086.

Wednesday, July 29

• Bored with the usual dinner ideas? Join Chef Wendy Gauthier for a cooking demonstration and sampling of a quick and easy summer friendly meal. Details: 6-7 p.m.; Whole Foods Market, 7133 N. Oracle Road; free; 297-5394.

OUTDOORS

Friday, July 24

• Take a 2.5 mile Twilight Hike along a rocky old mining road. Details: 5:30-8 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park admission fee; 733-5158.

SATURDAYS, JULY 25-AUGUST 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

Friday, July 24

• Cook up something delicious with Janos Wilder from Janos/J Bar using produce from the museum garden at Fun with Food Fridays . Details: 10:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Saturday, July 25

• Learn to build and fly seltzer and balloon rockets for children 8 and older accompanied by an adult. Details: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Road; included with admission $8.50; $5 children, reservations required; 625-7736.

Saturday to Sunday, July 25-August 2

• See classic kid's films including The Wizard of Oz and Gulliver's Travels, foreign features, cartoons, as well as interactive activities, and prize giveaways at the 2009 Tucson International Children's Film Festival . Details: 10 a.m.; Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway; free; 795-0844.

Monday, July 27

• Do some hands-on science experiments at Monsoon Monday Night . Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave; $1 admission Monday night only; 792-9985.

Monday to Friday, July 27-31

• Kids grade 6 and older can sing, dance, make costumes and perform excerpts from Wicked at Christian Youth Theater Summer Camp . Details: 9 a.m-3 p.m.; University of Arizona School of Music, 1017 N. Olive; $150; 751-7510.

Monday to Saturday, July 27-August 1

• Create a unique piece of artwork by blowing through a straw and make a straw painting . 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, July 27-August 2

• Decorate a frame that you can use later to store your favorite family photo. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Tuesday, July 28

• Learn how animals use colors and patterns to blend in with the environment at Camouflage — Hide and Seek in the Desert for children ages 5-12 accompanied by adults. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5606 E. River Road; free; 615-7855.

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday, July 23 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.

THURSDAY TO MONDAY, JULY 23-AUGUST 10

• See artwork by Marana Middle 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.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY, JULY 21-AUGUST 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 FRIDAY, JULY 31

• Tohono Chul Park is seeking submissions for Wish You Were Here: Fiber Art Postcards for a later exhibit of artist-made fiber art postcards. Details: $5 entry fee; for more information see website www.tohonochulpark.org/upcoming.html or contact Peggy Hazard at 742-6455 x217.

THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 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 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 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.

FILM

Saturdays, July 25-August 15

• See classic Hollywood films with the summer theme Women, Wars and Westerns at the vintage Fox Tucson Theatre. Details: 7:30 p.m.; 17 W. Congress Street; $8; 547-3040.

THURSDAYS, JULY 23-OCTOBER 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.

Wednesday, July 29

• Preview The National Parks: America's Best Idea , film maker Ken Burns' latest project filmed over the course of more than six years in some of nature's most spectacular locales from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

© 2014 The Explorer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

More about

More about

Welcome to the discussion.

Oro Valley Audiology

Oro Valley AudiologyAddress: 2542 E Vistoso Commerce Loop Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755Phone:(520) ...

Spacer4px

Follow us on Facebook

Online poll

Loading…
Loading…