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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:34 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

G-Force in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

Orphan (R)

The Ugly Truth (R)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

Public Enemies (R)

My Sister’s Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

The Hangover (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

G-Force (PG)

G-Force in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

Orphan (R)

The Ugly Truth (R)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Bruno (R)

I Love You, Beth Cooper (PG-13)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (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)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Imagine That (PG)

Land of the Lost (PG-13)

My Life in Ruins (PG-13)

Dance Flick (PG-13)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

Obsessed (PG-13)

Earth (G)

Hannah Montana: The Movie (G)

Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)

I Love You, Man (R)

Surf’s Up (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

G-Force in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

Orphan (R)

The Ugly Truth (R)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

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

Public Enemies (R)

Cheri (R)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

The Hangover (R)

Up (PG)

Inkheart (PG)

Igor (PG)

THEATER

Sunday, Aug. 2

• Enjoy magic and music featuring world renowned magicians and illusionist Gene and Charlene Collins with the vocals of O’Shaughnessy’s singing staff doing the old favorites. Details: 5-8 p.m.; O’Shaughnessy’s SteakHouse & Piano Bar’s Desert Thunder Theatre, 2200 N. Camino Principal; $10; 296-7464.

MUSIC

Thursday, July 30

• Tap your toes to the sounds of blues rock legends George Thorogood & Jonny Lang . Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road; $45-$70; $40-$65 in advance; 800-745-3000.

Friday, July 31

• Join international jazz icons Rick Braun and Brian Bromberg in a special benefit to support the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $25, $20 members, $10 students/military; 903-1265.

• Listen to a potpourri of music written by French composers at the Weekend in the Country concert featuring the Bella Carita Trio d’Anches on oboe, bassoon, and clarinet. Details: 7:30 p.m.; St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, Bloom Music Center, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; admission by donation; 299-6421.

Sunday, Aug. 2

• Listen as Journey covers their three decades of performing gold and platinum status hits. Details: 8:30 p.m.; AVA Amphitheater, 5655 West Valencia Road; $40-$125; 800-344-9435.

• Bring your lawn chair and listen to the Cochise County All-Stars playing their own unique mix of classic country honky-tonk. Details: 12-5 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free; bonnie@lavamusic.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

• Listen to the music of BK Special featuring Bobby Kimmel, Stefan George & Lavinia White. Details: 7-10 p.m.; J Bar Restaurant, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; reservations required; 615-6100.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, July 30

• Be entertained by Maguire Academy of Irish Dance at Tucson Botanical Gardens’ Celtic Night . Details: 5-9 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7, $3 children; 326-9686.

Saturday, Aug. 1

• Spend the day at Summer Dance Expo and be entertained by talented local ballroom, country, Latin, and swing dancers and groups. Details: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive, $5; 747-9464.

• Taste El Tesoro , a handmade tequila along with 4-6 different tequilas and appetizers and receive instruction and educational materials. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Salud at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $25; 791-6051.

• Learn about the history of 18th Century Tucson featuring Spanish Colonial period crafts, cooking, a kid’s area with period games, and a chance to dress up in period costumes at the Birthday Kickoff at the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson . Details: 8 a.m.-noon; 133 W. Washington Street; free; 884-4376.

Friday to Sunday, July 31- Aug. 2

• Buy, sell, trade, share and discuss antique dolls with other adult collectors at the Antique Doll Open House . Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; The Dollie Boudoir Doll Shoppe, 4228 E. Grant Road, Suite 2A; free admission; 270-0179.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Friday, July 31

• Cook up something delicious with local chef Adam Buzzalina from Maynard’s 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.

• Learn about often misunderstood Insects: The Dominant and Fascinating Microworld from U of A “Bugman” Carl Olson followed by a park search for insects that are active during the monsoon. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday, Aug. 1

• Get assistance in choosing Successful Plants for Tucson Gardens and learn about exposure and hardiness of trees, shrubs, perennials and ground covers. Details: 9:30 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14; $7 members; 326-9686, Ext. 10.

• Enjoy a demonstration plus a three-course meal and wine pairings at Fox Restaurant Concepts Summer Experience Cooking Class . Details: 12-2:30 p.m.; Montana Avenue Restaurant, 6390 E. Grant Road; $30; 298-2020.

• Sample a mesquite milkshake, get mesquite-based recipes and learn about preservation and storage at the Mesquite Pod Harvesting Workshop . Details: 9 a.m.-noon; $5 plus park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; (520) 896-2425.

Sunday, Aug. 2

• Go on a bug hunt and find out that there are No Bad Bugs! Details: 2:15 p.m.; Colossal Cave Mountain Park La Posta Quemada Ranch Headquarters, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail; free with park use fee; 647-7121.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

• Meet local bestselling mystery author J.A. Jance at her first appearance at the Western National Parks Association, hear about her life and her latest book Fire and Ice, which brings together her best known characters, J. P. Beaumont and Joanna Brady. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

Saturdays, Aug. 1-29

• 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.

Tuesday, Aug. 4

  • Wake Up with the Birds and spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the mesquites and palm trees at a unique crossroads where desert meets water. Details: 7:30-9 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

CHILDREN

Thursday, July 30

• Children ages 7-12 can work with graphite, ink and charcoal at Toscana Studio’s Drawing Fundamentals Workshop . Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 9040 N. Oracle Road; $225; 575-1445.

Saturday to Sunday, Aug. 1-2

• 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.

Sunday, Aug. 2

• Explore inventive paintings, drawings, and many other kinds of media represented in the Arizona Biennial ‘09 exhibition and choose from a variety of supplies to create your own mixed media work at Picture This , family program for children 6–12 years and their adult companions. Details: 1 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free with Museum admission; 624-2333.

Thursday to Saturday,

July 30-Aug. 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.

Thursday to Sunday,

July 30-Aug. 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.

Monday to Saturday, Aug. 3-8

• Starry Summer Nights are great so make your own star-filled painting to take home and hang up on your bedroom ceiling. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday, July 30 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 Saturday, July 30-Sep. 26

• See illustrations from Agaves of Continental North America by Howard Scott Gentry, pen and ink drawings created by a variety of artists on loan from University of Arizona Herbarium. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; 326-9686.

hursday to Monday, Jluy 30-Aug. 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.

Thursday to Friday, July 30-Aug. 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, Aug. 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, Oct. 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

Saturday, Aug. 1

• Learn about the Cherokee resistance to removal from their homeland and their perilous march to Oklahoma in the film We Shall Remain: America through Native Eyes – Episode 3: Trail of Tears . Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Saturdays, Aug. 1-15

• 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 30- Oct. 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.

HEALTH

Friday, July 31

• Fight Cancer with Your Fork with diet and nutrition using information from Susan Silberstein, Ph.D., author and founder/director of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education. Details: 7 p.m.; Junior League, 2099 E. River Road; free; 326-5555.

Saturday, Aug. 1

• Learn the facts and myths about hypnosis , how it can be used as an effective tool for personal change, and experience hypnosis in a small group setting with Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist Jill Jones of Inspired Motives. Details: 10 a.m.; 231 W. Giaconda Way, Suite 133; $20; 797-6907 or jill@inspiredmotives.com.

Sunday, Aug. 9

• Take charge of your heart health, learn relaxation techniques, and learn about a medically approved program to reverse coronary artery disease presented by the Foundation for Cardiovascular Health . Details: 1-3 p.m.; Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center, 7770 N. Shannon Road; free; 797-2281. The Heart Series Program for reversal of coronary artery disease will be offered on Tuesday evenings, Sept. 8-Nov. 24, 6-9 p.m.; or Wednesday afternoons, Sept. 9-Nov. 25, 1-4 p.m. The cost of the 12-week program is $300 and includes risk evaluation, lipid analysis, making healthy dietary choices, a manual, and more.

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