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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Change-Up (R)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

The Smurfs 3D (PG)

The Smurfs (PG)

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

Captain America: The First Avenger 3D (PG-13)

Friends with Benefits (R)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3D (PG-13)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Foothills

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

The Change-Up (R)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

The Smurfs (PG)

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

Captain America: The First Avenger 3D (PG-13)

Friends with Benefits (R)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 IMAX 3D (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D (PG-13)

Cars 2 (G)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Monte Carlo (PG)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

Thor (PG-13)

Fast Five (PG-13)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Change-Up (R)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

The Smurfs (PG)

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

Captain America: The First Avenger 3D (PG-13)

Friends with Benefits (R)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

Cars 2 (G)

 


 

THEATER

Thursday, Aug. 11

• Celebrate Barney's birthday at the new, interactive, live stage concert, featuring upbeat tunes about sharing, caring and friendship at the Barney Live in Concert - Birthday Bash. Details: 3 & 6:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $16-$52; 800-745-3000.

Friday to Saturday, Aug. 12-13

• Enjoy Late Night Theatre at Beowulf Alley with its interpretation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy Hamlet 1.0 in multi-media. Details: 7:30 p.m.; 11 S. Sixth Ave.; $10; 882-0555.

Through Sunday, Aug. 14

• Enjoy a performance of Sweeney Todd, Arizona Onstage Productions' dark, funny and quirky tour-de-force featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave; $27.50-$37.50; 270-3332 or 882-6574.

Through Sunday, Aug. 21

• Enjoy a performance of James Sherman's new comedy Half and Half about the changing roles of husbands and wives in 1970 and 35 years later. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-$18; 327-4242.

Through Sunday, Aug. 28

• Enjoy An Evening of A.A. Milne featuring three one-act plays by the Winnie the Pooh author for ages 8 and up. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $18; 260-6442.

 


 

MUSIC

Saturday, Aug. 13

• Listen to the jazz fusion of the Larry Redhouse Trio led by Navajo pianist Larry Redhouse at the La Encantada Summer Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; lower level courtyard, northwest corner of Campbell Ave. & Skyline Dr.; free; 797-3959.

• Bring a chair or a blanket for Marana's Concert in Your Backyard and get back to the roots of country music with the Last Call Girls presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy the high energy bluegrass, world class banjo picking and dynamic fiddle playing of X-Train. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $18 in advance; 818-1000.

Sunday, Aug. 14

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and listen to the bluegrass and harmonies of the Dreadnutts at the LAVA Music presentation of Music on the Mountain. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free.

• Listen to the award-winning blues guitar of The Duke Robillard Band presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $25, $22 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

• Listen to the Latin jazz, contemporary, Spanish, western swing, tango, gypsy, flamenco, Mexican, bebop and blues of Reno Del Mar presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

• Remember the King with Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band tribute to Elvis on the anniversary of his passing. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $30, $25 in advance; 818-1000.

Friday, Aug. 19

• Listen to Kevin Sterner and Strait Country featuring his critically acclaimed "Tribute to the Music of George Strait." Details: 7 p.m.; Vail Theatre of the Arts, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way; $20-$25, $15-$20 in advance; 879-3925.

Sunday, Aug. 21

• Get ready for a special evening of bluegrass and comedy as Steve Martin performs with The Steep Canyon Rangers. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $65-$150; 547-3040.

Thursday, Aug. 25

• Enjoy the music of long-time favorite Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $30-$50; 800-745-3000.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, Aug. 13

• Buy, sell or trade just about anything or bring new or recycled arts and craft supplies for Marana area schools to the Marana BaZaar. Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunflower Market, 3860 W. River Rd.; free; acmestudio10625@comcast.net or 861-7442.

Saturday to Sunday, Aug. 13-14

• Browse works of local artists, enjoy live music performances, wine and culinary arts at the Indoor Summer Arts & Crafts Festival presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd.; free admission; 797-3959.

Thursday, Aug. 18

• Enjoy Third Twilight Thursdays at the Gardens featuring the After-House Staff Show and the music of Audacia along with Organic Cooking for Couples by Feast: Learn how to cook for the one you love to create a romantic meal you'll savor. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8; 326-9686.

Friday, Aug. 19

• Don't miss the Marana Championship Rodeo featuring bronco riding, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Details: 7 p.m.; Heritage Arena, 13960 N. Sandario Rd.; $5, children free; 248-1736.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Fridays, Aug. 12-Oct. 28

• Get an up-close look at the Sonoran Desert's variety of scaled and slithery creatures from snakes and lizards to tortoises and turtles as docents Tom McDonald and Ed Moll share their knowledge and experience at Reptile Ramble. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

Saturday, Aug. 13

• Take a fun and informative exploration of the ethnobotany of the Americas, learn the basics, and enjoy tastings of foods eaten by indigenous groups at Edible Plants of the Sonoran Desert. Details: noon-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $32, $25 members; 326-9686.

• Let author Betty Barr tell you about A John Slaughter Kid: the Story of May Watkins Burns who grew up during the history-making days of early 20th century Arizona as one of the many foster children on Slaughter's San Bernardino Ranch east of Douglas. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 13 & 21

• Learn about harvesting and preparing prickly pear cactus to make jelly or syrup and enjoy desert foods such as agave, cholla buds and mesquite as part of the luncheon menu at the Prickly Pear Harvest. Details: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $66, $60 members; 883-2702 or www.desertmuseum.org.

Sunday, Aug. 14

• Learn about basic orchid care and maintenance with Curator of Horticulture Emily Rockey at the hands-on course Growing Orchids and take a small orchid home with you. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

• Get a Bird's Eye View of the Geology of the Tucson Basin through the Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains to the cataclysmic eruptions that formed the volcanic tuffs of the Tucson Mountains presented by Arizona Geological Survey's Mike Conway. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Through Wednesday, Aug. 17

• Explore the Monsoon Rain Exhibit at UA's Flandrau Science Center. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; 1601 E. University Blvd.; $5-$7.50; 621-7827.

Thursdays through Aug. 25

• Get up close and personal with cats, bighorn sheep and other mammals at the Walk on the Wild Side tour as a Mammalogy and Ornithology keeper guides you behind the scenes to snap photos and feed treats to some furry friends. Details: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $35 in addition to regular museum admission; 883-2702.

• Bring the whole family to enjoy a beautiful sunset and experience the process of bats emerging from their roost and navigating the night sky chasing their insect prey at the Year of the Bat with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum docents. Details: 7:15-8 p.m.; "Bat Bridge" at River Rd. & Campbell Ave.; free; 883-2702.

Saturdays through Aug. 27

• Enjoy Summer Saturday Evenings at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum viewing exhibits featuring nocturnal plants and wildlife. Details: 4-10 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $7, $2.25 ages 6-12; 883-2702.

Thursdays to Mondays through Sept. 8

• Learn about the natural behaviors of animals with projected images, music and narration at Running Wild. Details: 11 a.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Warden Oasis Theater, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; included with museum admission; 883-1380.

Through Saturday, Sept. 10

• Challenge yourself with 20 fun puzzles designed to sharpen problem-solving skills at the traveling exhibit Brain Teasers 2 at UA Science: Flandrau Center. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; 1601 E. University Blvd.; $7.50, $5 ages 4-15; 621-7827.

Saturdays through Sept. 24

• Learn exclusive details about Tucson's historic, haunted downtown on the Lost Souls Ghost Tour and hear fascinating facts and spine-tingling tales which are not available anywhere else. Details: 7:15-9:15 p.m.; meet at Amtrak Train Station, 400 E. Toole Ave.; $15 (reservations required); 867-2037.

Through Sunday, Sept. 25

• Browse tropical orchids and learn about the most popular ones for home or greenhouse cultivation at Mad about Orchids. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8, $4 ages 4-12; 326-9686.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Through Sunday, Aug. 28

• Explore the power and wonder of the summer rainy season that brings relief to the arid Sonoran Desert at the exhibit Monsoon! 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.

Through Tuesday, Aug. 30

• View works created by the Tucson Botanical Gardens staff members in their spare time ranging from photography to painting, origami and calligraphy at the After-Hours Staff Show. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, Porter Gallery, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with garden admission $8 adults, $4 children; 326-9686.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Tuesdays through Aug. 30

• Leash up your pooch and go for a walk at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Dog Days of Summer. Details: 7-8:30 a.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8 adults, $4 children, $3 dogs; 326-9686.

 


 

CHILDREN

Saturday, Aug. 13

• Bring kids in grades 5-10 for the Arizona Crush Club Basketball tryouts. Details: noon-6:30 p.m. (5th & 6th grade girls noon-1 p.m., 7th & 8th grade girls 1-2 p.m.; 9th & 10th grade girls 2-3 p.m.; 3rd & 4th grade boys 3:30-4:30 p.m., 5th & 6th grade boys 4:30-5:30 p.m., 7th & 8th grade boys 5:30-6:30 p.m.); Pusch Ridge Christian Academy Gym, 9500 N. Oracle Rd.; 307-0071 or www.arizonacrush.org. Insurance cards and birth certificates required.

• Explore and learn the way rockets take flight and build your own experiments that you can take home at Rockets: The Science of Energy and Motion for ages 8 and older and an adult companion. Details: 1-2:30 p.m.; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.; included with museum admission; 618-4818.

• Beat the heat and tour the Titan Missile Museum by the light of the full moon with kid's activities including launching seltzer rockets, sampling space food, and taking the astronaut test at Moonlight Madness. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Rd.; $7, members and age 12 and under free; 625-7736.

Friday, Aug. 19

• Celebrate National Aviation Day with hands-on activities below the 1903 Wright Flyer replica in Hangar 1. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.; included with museum admission; 618-4818.

Mondays through Sept. 5

• Enjoy science-themed children's activities all summer long at Monsoon Monday Nights for ages 10 years and younger. Details: 4-8 p.m.; Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. 6th Ave.; $2; 792-9985.

 


 

FILM

Friday, Aug. 12

• Learn what Tucson youths are thinking about by attending films written and directed by 10 area youths ages 10 to 17 during Pan Left's Youth Media Camp. Details: 7 p.m.; The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress in downtown Tucson; free; panleft@panleft.org or 792-9171.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

• Be inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference while learning about the work of the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Details: 6:30-9 p.m.; The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.; $8; 388-9925.

 


 

HEALTH

Saturday, Aug. 13

• Learn about the medical indications for the use of marijuana from Kevin Lewis, M.D., at the Arizona Lyme Disease Association meeting. Details: 2-4 p.m.; River Center Library, 5605 E. River Rd.; free; 529-0221.

Saturday & Tuesday, Aug. 13 & 23

• Learn how you can have fun, be fit and fight cancer at the Better Than Ever Information Meeting about an outreach program at the Arizona Cancer Center. Details: 9-9:45 a.m. Saturday or 6-6:45 Tuesday; All About Running and Walking, 12162 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Suite 140; free; 626-7177.

 

 

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