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Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Larry Crowne (PG-13)

Monte Carlo (PG)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

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

Bad Teacher (R)

Cars 2 (G)

Cars 2 3D (G)

Green Lantern (PG-13)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)

Super 8 (PG-13)

Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

Foothills

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

Larry Crowne (PG-13)

Monte Carlo (PG)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon IMAX (PG-13)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

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

Bad Teacher (R)

Cars 2 (G)

Cars 2 3D (G)

Green Lantern (PG-13)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)

Super 8 (PG-13)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

The Hangover Part II (R)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13)

Bridesmaids (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (PG-13)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

Soul Surfer (PG)

Hop (PG)

Insidious (PG-13)

Source Code (PG-13)

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13)

Rango (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Larry Crowne (PG-13)

Monte Carlo (PG)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

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

Bad Teacher (R)

Cars 2 (G)

Cars 2 3D (G)

Green Lantern (PG-13)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)

Super 8 (PG-13)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13)

Bridesmaids (R)

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG)

Alice in Wonderland (2010) (PG)

 


 

THEATER

Saturday, July 9

• Enjoy great comedy reflecting on current issues and benefit local charities at Stephanie Miller's Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour starring Stephanie Miller, Hal Sparks and John Fugelsang. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $24-$79; 621-3341.

Through Sunday, July 10

• Catch a performance of Candida, George Bernard Shaw's unique look at marriage. Details: 7:30 Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; the Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $18; 260-6442.

Through Sunday, July 17

• Catch a performance of How I Learned to Drive, the funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival tale of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel (for ages 16 and over). Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-$18; 327-4242.

 


 

MUSIC

Saturday, July 9

• Listen to blues with an edge performed by Cross cut Saw at a Concert in Your Backyard presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; free; 797-3959.

Sunday, July 10

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to the country and bluegrass music of the Last Call Girls 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, July 12

• Enjoy the folk/rock music of long-time recording artist Chris Isaak in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $25-$65; 800-344-9435.

Friday, July 15

• Listen to the signature folk and blues guitar sounds of Chris Smither presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $28, $25 in advance; 800-594-8499.

Saturday, July 16

• Enjoy the tight harmony and comedic banter of Ryan Green and Cameron Hood as the duo Ryanhood presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $18, $15 in advance; 800-594-8499.

• Bring back memories with the traditional and contemporary music of the American West in the vocal harmony of Desert Sons reminiscent of the "Silver Screen Singing Cowboys" era of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $18 in advance; 818-1000.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, July 8

• Bring the whole family to Summer Safari Nights and view your favorite animals in the cooler temperatures. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way; $5-$7.50; 881-4753.

Saturday, July 9

• Join in traditional Tohono O'odham blessings, explanation of the harvest, tools and significance of the saguaro to the native peoples at the Saguaro Harvest Celebration, and hike into the desert to harvest the fruits. Details: sunrise; Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail; $65 or $100/2; 647-7275.

Wednesday to Saturday, July 13-16

• Recycle your old or unused technology components in an environmentally-friendly fashion at UA BookStores Cyberjunk Collection. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; UA BookStores loading dock, Mountain Ave. & Campus Dr. (just south of Speedway Blvd.); free; uabookstores.arizona.edu/cyberjunk.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, July 7

• Put on your dancing shoes and learn to swing dance with the Tucson Swing Dance Club. Details: 7 p.m. (basic), 8 p.m. (intermediate), 8:30-10:30 p.m. (open dancing); 6245 E. Bellevue; $6/class, $4 members; 745-0255.

• Learn safe movements for muscle strength, flexibility, range of motion and balance all from a chair at the SOS Class (Strength of Seniors) and stay for an Ice Cream Social for Seniors. Details: 11:15 a.m.; Alive Fitness, 10370 N. La Cañada Dr., Ste. 170; free; 395-2829.

Saturday, July 9

• View brilliant color photography of Mountain Flowers of the Santa Catalina Mountains presented by author Frank Rose. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Saturdays, July 9, 16, 23, & 30

• Reconnect to the process of growing your own food with tips from designer Jason Isenberg at his series Monsoon Vegetable Gardens on garden design, soil preparation, growing, harvesting and cooking your fruits and vegetables. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $32, $25 members for each class or $115, $85 members for the series; 326-9686.

Monday & Saturday, July 9 & 11

• Learn to Line Dance at ongoing classes for beginner through intermediate levels in the Northwest area on Monday evenings or Saturday mornings. Call 797-7295 for more information.

Sunday, July 10

• Don't think you have to be crazy to grow orchids if you live in Tucson because Curator of Horticulture Emily Rockey can show you how to succeed at her class Growing Orchids. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

Mondays, July 11 & 18

• Learn about Elder Abuse and Life Care Planning at the Senior Empowerment Lecture Series presented by Lucia de Vernai, Community Outreach Coordinator, Office of the Arizona Attorney General. Details: 6:30 p.m.; East Ballroom, MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd., SaddleBrooke; free.

Tuesday, July 12

• Learn All About Saguaros, their natural history and importance, taste the fruit, and learn how to harvest it. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members; 326-9686.

Wednesday, July 13

• Learn about the biology and adaptations of Venomous and Poisonous Animals of Arizona, including rattlesnakes, scorpions and Gila monsters during a digital slide presentation. Details: 11 a.m.-noon; Mount Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Learn about the upcoming Saguaro BioBlitz at Saguaro National Park from ranger Andy Fischer where professional and citizen scientists will count, log and catalogue every living thing and perhaps discover new or unknown species to the area. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Thursday, July 14

• Explore the world of butterflies at Sky Island Tours Jeff Babson's class Arizona Butterflies Part 2: Hairstreaks, Blues and Metalmarks with gossamer wings and shimmering wing markings. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

Tuesdays, through Aug. 2

• Communicate more effectively with children by learning skills at the How to Talk So Kids Will Listen Parenting Class for those with children ages 2-12. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; The Parent Connection, 5326 E. Pima St.; $10/six-week course; 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 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.

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: 6-7:30 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.

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.

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.

Fridays through Oct. 28

• Get an up-close look 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.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Wednesday, July 13

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 6-9 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; 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

Thursday, July 7

• Bring the kids for the Summer Story Series with local children's book author Kate Bernheimer reading "The Girl In the Castle Inside the Museum" followed by a mini photo frame craft project. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; $5, members free; 881-0606.

Saturday, July 9

• Learn about miniatures and make mini sunglasses and flip-flops at the Kids Create Family Fun Program. Details: 1-4 p.m.; The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; free with museum admission; 881-0606.

• Bring the whole family to Moonlight Madness as the Titan Missile Museum Mad Scientists host seltzer rocket launchings, rocket launch control room visits, space food samplings, astronaut tests, and more. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Rd.; $7, children 12 and under free; 625-7736.

• Bring the kids and spend your evening doing crafts and watching "Surf's Up" in the Wildlife Theater at July Pack Night. Details: 6 p.m.; International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd.; $8, $3 ages 4-12, under 3 free; 629-0100.

Monday to Friday, July 11-15

• Explore your creative potential through fun and challenging advanced actor training and rehearsal, and a real-world film shoot experience at Film Acting Camp for Teens. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Arizona Theatre Company, Cabaret Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $260; 981-0145.

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

Through Tuesday, July 12

• View Picturing Tucson: An Exhibit of Cell Phone Photography. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; the Gallery at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with park admission; 742-6455.

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.

Through Thursday, Sept. 30

• View Aviation Artist Michelle Rouch's Exhibit of air and spacecraft inside the Dorothy Finley Space Gallery. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.; included with museum admission; 618-4818.

 

 

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