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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

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)

Winnie the Pooh (G)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

Larry Crowne (PG-13)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

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

Cars 2 (G)

Foothills

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

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 IMAX (PG-13)

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

The Undefeated (PG-13)

Winnie the Pooh (G)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

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

Bad Teacher (R)

Cars 2 (G)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (PG)

Priest (PG-13)

Something Borrowed (PG-13)

Thor (PG-13)

Fast Five (PG-13)

African Cats (G)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

Insidious (PG-13)

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

Rango (PG)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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)

Winnie the Pooh (G)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

Larry Crowne (PG-13)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

Bad Teacher (R)

Cars 2 (G)

Super 8 (PG-13)

Yogi Bear (PG)

Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)

 


 

THEATER

Wednesday & Friday, July 27 & 29

• Enjoy the Summer On Stage performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream featuring local high school students who have completed an actor training program produced by the Arizona Theatre Company. Details: 7 p.m.; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $5; 884-8210, ext. 8506.

Thursday & Saturday, July 28 & 30

• Enjoy the Summer On Stage performance of Chicago featuring local high school students who have completed an actor-training program produced by the Arizona Theatre Company. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday, 1 & 7 p.m. Saturday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $5; 884-8210, ext. 8506.

Saturday, July 30

• Laugh out loud at the Joey Medina & Friends Comedy Show featuring Adam Hunter and Emilio Rivera. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $15 and up; 800-745-3000.

 


 

MUSIC

Saturday, July 30

• Listen to the contemporary and standard jazz of Raw Material with Glenn Gross 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.

• Don't miss rock-and-roll hall-of-famer and co-founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn in concert hosted by the Fox Theatre and Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $15-$35; 547-3040.

• Tap your toes to the traditional and original bluegrass style of the award-winning Thomas Porter & Copper River Band. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $18 in advance; 818-1000.

Sunday, July 31

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to the dynamic funky blues, jazz and rock of Anna Warr and Giant Blue at the LAVA Music presentation of Music on the Mountain. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free.

Tuesday, Aug. 2

• Listen to the guitar and vocals of Bunny Kirby presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy one of the longest running and most successful classic rock groups Chicago in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $35-$95; 800-344-9435.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31

• Take a vineyard tour on a horse-drawn wagon, stomp grapes, and enjoy wine tasting at the Sonoita Vineyards annual HarvestFest. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 290 Elgin-Canelo Rd., Elgin; $15; 520-455-5893.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

• Enjoy a wine-paired dinner prepared with help from apprentice chefs and sommeliers to raise funds supporting services for Tucson's homeless and working poor at Primavera Cooks! Details: Le Rendez-vous restaurant, 3844 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.; $125; 623-5111, ext. 101.

Saturday, Aug. 6

• Journey through classic and historic cars, skateboard demonstrations, monster trucks, motorcycles, children's activities, product and food vendors, and live music at the Tucson Motor Show presented by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center Exhibition Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $6, under 10 free; 797-3959.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, July 28

• Learn about Rock Calendars and Ancient Time Pieces from Old Pueblo Archaeology Center's Allen Dart as he discusses historically known sky-watching practices of various Southwestern peoples and how they could relate to ancient architecture and rock symbols. Details: 1-2:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Take a look at the food cultivated and eaten by indigenous people of the Sonoran Desert of centuries past who looked to the natural world for sustenance at the presentation Fast Food in the Desert: A Corny Subject. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Learn how you can connect yourself with businesses, friends, news, and more in real time at the Computer Class: Twitter. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free but registration required; 229-5300.

Thursday & Tuesday, July 28 & Aug. 2

• Visit a 1937 adobe home on the grounds of Tohono Chul Park and get an in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at the changing art and cultural exhibits featuring work by local artists and Southwest artists at the Art in the Park tour. Details: 11 a.m.-noon; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

Friday, July 29

• Find out what's growing in Saguaro National Park at the illustrated talk Saguaro: Not Just A Pretty Face. Details: 10:45 a.m. & 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Friday & Saturday, July 29 & 30

• Listen to a brief history of the Depression-era work program, the Civilian Conservation Corps illustrated with old photo images and movie clips. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday, July 30

• Learn a fun way to watercolor at the class Beginner One-Stroke Watercolor where everything you'll need is provided is provided by Miera Designs. Details: 9:30 a.m.-noon; Rural/Metro Fire Department, 490 W. Magee Rd.; $30; space is limited, registration required; $30; 256-5829.

• Enjoy a performance of the Native American Flute, learn about its history, and experience firsthand how easy it is to play this instrument without any musical background at the Native American Flute Workshop and Sale presented by flutist and flute maker Odell Borg. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Sunday, July 31

• Learn what you can do to reduce mosquitoes in your yard and see specimens under a dissecting microscope at the workshop Mosquitoes in Tucson. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686, ext. 18.

Monday, Aug. 1

• Learn how Make a Movie! Be a TV Producer at the Access Tucson Community Media Center classes. Details: 5:45-9:45 p.m.; 124 E. Broadway Blvd.; $125; 624-9833.

Tuesdays, Aug. 2-Sept. 6

• Learn about STEP Parenting School Age Children (ages 6-12) with different topics covered over a six-week course. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; The Parent Connection, 5326 E. Pima St.; $10; 321-1500.

Tuesdays & Fridays through Aug. 9

• Take a H.I.K.E. and go behind the scenes with an animal keeper in the Herpetology, Ichthyology and Invertebrate Zoology departments to learn about the museum's conservation efforts, discover the daily life of a caretaker, and access the animal collections for hands-on experiences and photo ops. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $35 plus regular museum admission; 883-1380.

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 that 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.

 


 

 

OUTDOORS

Thursday, July 28

• Grab your coffee, beat the heat, and see what you can find during an early morning one-mile walk in the desert over easy terrain at the Coffee and Cactus Hike. Details: 7 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Friday, July 29

• Join a park naturalist for presentation about the animals and plants that come to life in the Desert After Dark followed by a short walk around the visitor center to look for some of these denizens of the dark. Details: 7:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday, July 30

• Take a naturalist-led Wildflower Hike on the moderately difficult 7-mile Josephine Saddle Loop trail in the Santa Rita Mountains. Details: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; free but reservations required; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

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

Through Sunday, July 31

• Bring the whole family to the International Children's Film Festival featuring vintage animated classic films and cartoons, sing-alongs, and new animated features. Details: 10 a.m.; The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.; free; 795-0844.

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.

 


 

 

VISUAL ARTS

Tuesday to Tuesday, Aug. 2-30

• View works created by the garden 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.

Through Sunday, July 31

• View the works of Chuck Albanese at his Favorite Places exhibit featuring Greek Isles and Tuscany scenes in sketches, watercolors and multi-media works. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday & Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 101; free; 615-3001.

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 Wednesday, Aug. 31

• Stop by to see the Summer Show at Toscana Studio and Gallery displaying the newest collection of paintings and sculptures by local artists. Details: 10-11 a.m. Monday-Saturday; 9040 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 575-1445.

 


 

 

HEALTH

Thursday, July 28

• Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Congestive Heart Failure with straight talk from Dr. Michael Maximov. Details: 9-10 a.m.; TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free but pre-registration required; 324-4345.

 

 

 

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