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Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:06 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Met Summer Encore: La Boheme (NR)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

Despicable Me 3D (PG)

Predators (R)

The Last Airbender (PG)

The Twilight Sage: Eclipse (PG-13)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

Knight and Day (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 (G)

The A-Team (PG-13)

The Karate Kid (2010) PG)

 

Foothills

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

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

Predators (R)

The Last Airbender 3D (PG)

The Last Airbender (PG)

The Twilight Sage: Eclipse (PG-13)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

Knight and Day (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 (G)

Toy Story 3 in Digital 3D (G)

The A-Team (PG-13)

The Karate Kid (2010) PG)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Splice (R)

Just Wright (PG)

The Back-up Plan (PG-13)

Oceans (G)

Death at a Funeral (R)

Kick-Ass (R)

Date Night (PG-13)

Clash of the Titans (PG-13)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Shorts (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

Despicable Me 3D (PG)

Predators (R)

The Last Airbender (PG)

The Twilight Sage: Eclipse (PG-13)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

Knight and Day (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 (G)

Toy Story 3 in Digital 3D (G)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

 

THEATER

 

Saturday, July 17

• Enjoy the comedy of Bill Engvall, best known for his work as a stand-up comic and a member of the Blue Collar Comedy group. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $40-75, $35-70 in advance; 800-745-3000.

 

Through Sunday, July 18

• Enjoy Page on the Stage: The Outrageous New Playwright's Workshop Series at Beowulf Alley Theatre. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 11 S. 6th Ave.; $10-30; 882-5055.

 

Tuesday, July 20

• Enjoy family friendly, live performances of classic radio shows at Old Time Radio Theatre. Details: 7 p.m.; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. Sixth Ave.; $8; 882-0555.

 

Through Sunday, July 25

• Enjoy a performance of Cloud 9, the hilarious assault on hypocrisy in a whirlwind tour from 1880s Africa to 1979 London. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop; $15-18; 327-4242.

 

Through Saturday, Aug. 21

• Enjoy the musical comedy spoof Space Wars featuring Princess Layla and Duke Starfighter, based on the "Star Wars" movie. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95, $15.95 students/military; $7.95 under 12; 886-9428.

 

Saturday, July 24

• View a montage of Broadway's greatest hits with Theater in the Park: Broadway Classics presented by the Arizona Rose Theatre Company and the town of Marana. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 North Silverbell Road; free; 888-0509.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, July 15

• Enjoy an evening of Strings & Steel with the Desert Bluegrass Association Band and the University of Arizona steel drum band, Apocalypso along with family activities hosted by the Gardens Young Professionals. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7; $3.50 children; 326-9686.

• Listen to progressive Americana style music with a southern flavor performed by the Guilty Bystanders presented by the Southern

Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and General Growth Properties. Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

 

Saturday, July 17

• Quench your thirst for all things jazz and support the arts at the Tucson Jazz Society's second annual Celebrity Jazz Benefit featuring Rick Braun, Euge Groove, Larry Redhouse, Lenny Redhouse, Mark Usvolk, and Amilcar Guevara. Details: 7 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $25, $20 members, $10 military/students; 903-1265.

 

Sunday, July 18

• Enjoy a Summer Serenade of art songs and arias performed by tenor Doug Spurlin with Jeffrey Campbell on piano presented by St. Philip's in the Hills Friends of Music. Details: 2 p.m.; St. Philip's in the Hills Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; admission by donation.

 

Wednesday, July 21

• Listen to Diamond Rio in concert at the Diamond Center. Details: 7 p.m.; I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $20, $15 in advance; 800-745-3000.

• Rock with Robert Plant in concert at the AVA Amphitheater. Details: 7:30 p.m.; 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $20-85; 800-344-9435.

• Enjoy Elton John and his band performing their "Rocket Man: The Greatest Hits Live" show. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $39-139; 800-745-3000.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Saturday, July 17

• Celebrate the Taste of Summer at the Oro Valley Farmers Market Garlic, Tomato and Basil Festival featuring cooking demonstrations by Chef Romero Scavo of Harvest Restaurant. Details: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; demonstrations starting at 10 a.m.; Town Hall Complex, 11000 La Canada; free admission; 882-2157 or www.farmersmarkettucson.com

• Browse the Indoor Art Bazaar at the Historic Broadway Village. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Southwest Corner of Broadway & Country Club; free admission; 797-3959.

• Support your local non-profit bird club so they can continue avian research, wildlife rehabilitation, and other bird-related causes at the Avicultural Society of Tucson Mini Bird Expo. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 3445 N. Dodge Blvd.; $3, children free; 790-7587.

• Bring your supplies for Scrapbooking — All Day Crop with prizes, page contests, music, and lots of idea books and tools. Details: 9 a.m.; Comfort Suites-Auto Mall, 515 W. Auto Mall Dr.; $15-35; 548-6018 or www.midnightscrap.com.

 

Sunday, July 18

• Enjoy an evening of wine tasting from around the world, food, and raffle prizes at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society benefit Bob Dobbs Uncorks for a Cure. Details: 4-7 p.m.; 2501 E. 6th St.; $20 (tax-deductible); capitalgaines@cox.net.

 

Through Tuesday, Aug. 31

• See Bodies … The Exhibition, a traveling exhibition of over 200 specimens consisting of whole bodies and individual organs meticulously dissected and preserved through an innovative process. Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday; the Rialto building, 300 E. Congress St.; $22, $14 children; 800-840-1157.

 

Through Thursday, Sept. 30

• Get up close and personal with your butterfly neighbors in the comfort of a cooled greenhouse and the outdoor Butterfly Garden at the Hot Wings: Indoor Native Butterfly Exhibit. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8, $4.50 children; 326-9686.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, July 15

• Learn about the biology and adaptations of Venomous & Poisonous Creatures including rattlesnakes, scorpions, and Gila monsters presented by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

• Justice: What's the right thing to do? Think critically about the moral decisions we face in our everyday lives with a discussion following a DVD presentation of key lectures from Harvard Professor Michael Sandel. This week's topic is "What's a Fair Start? & What Do We Deserve?" Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

 

Saturday, July 17

• Take a docent-led Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site Tour illustrating the beneficial effects of designing with nature and making use of rainwater runoff and reducing soil erosion for residential and commercial properties. Details: 8-9 a.m.; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Rd.; free; 622-3861.

• Take a tour of two iconic Arizona towns with author and historian Jane Eppinga through the pages of her latest book, Historic Walking Guides: Tombstone and Bisbee and marvel at the locations immortalized in movies and folklore from the American West. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Sift through some beach sand to see what you can find to make your own miniature beachscape on a matchbox after a demonstration on the Art of Creating Miniature Reefscapes. Details: 1-4 p.m.; 4455 E. Camp Lowell; included with $7 museum admission; 881-0606.

• Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and its Impact on Saguaro National Park. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Take the Lost Souls Ghost Tour and learn exclusive details about Tucson's haunted historic downtown. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Amtrak Train Station, 400 E. Toole Ave.; $15; 867-2037.

 

Tuesday, July 20

• Meet the Cuckoo of the Desert to trace the natural history and behavior of the greater roadrunner. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park admission; 733-5158.

 

Wednesday, July 21

 • Learn about a fascinating period in Arizona prehistory from archeologist Jeffery Clark at his presentation Mounds and Migrants: Classic Period Archeology of the Lower San Pedro Valley based on 20 years of research in the Tonto Basin, the San Pedro Valley, and the Safford Basin of central and southern Arizona. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Friday, July 16

• Take an easy two-hour Night Walk led by a park naturalist to explore and experience the Sonoran Desert at twilight. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; included with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5153.

 

Saturday, July 17

• Take a walk through the forest to discover new plants and signs of wildlife that are thriving in areas that burned in the 2003 Aspen fire as compared to areas untouched by fire at the outdoor family program Forest Life After Fire. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Mount Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; $10/family; 615-7855 Ext. 104.

 

Sunday, July 18

• Take a 30-minute, easy morning walk in the cactus garden and come face to thorns with plants that may remind you of Neighborhood Characters, friendly and otherwise. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park admission; 733-5158.

 

Wednesday, July 21

• Take an early morning Feliz Paseos Park Nature Walk on easy trails with naturalist Meg Quinn. Details: 6:30-7:30 a.m.; 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free; 615-7855.

 

Saturdays through Aug. 21

• Discover the Sonoran Desert's amazing nocturnal plants and wildlife at Summer Saturday Evenings at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Details: 4-10 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $6; 883-2702.

 

 

Tuesdays through Sept. 28

• Beat the heat by bringing your dog to the Tucson Botanical Gardens every Tuesday morning this summer for the Dog Days of Summer. Details: 7-8:30 a.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7, members free; 326-9686.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, July 17

• Teens can create working Lego Robots and race them around the library. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

• Explore, create and play with some polymers while you learn what makes them unique and important to modern civilization at Mad Science – Slime. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free but tickets required which will be handed out a half-hour before program; 229-5300.

 

Monday to Friday, July 19-23

• Discover the habitats of desert dwellers that live above ground and underground at Tucson Botanical Gardens' Zoobots Camp for ages 10-12. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $225, $200 members; 326-9686.

 

Monday to Friday, July 19-30

• Attend an intensive two-week Space Science Camp for students entering grades 6 through 9 who are interested in science, math, or engineering. Details: 12:30-5 p.m.; Green Fields Country Day School, 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra; $35; 297-2288.

 

Through Friday, July 30

• Beat the heat this summer and get creative at High Flyin' Arts Camp for ages 7-15 with literature-based art camps combining aerial, hip hop, and modern dance with visual arts. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; ZUZI! Dance Company, School and Theater, 738 N. Fifth Ave.; $200-400/one or two-week sessions; 629-0237.

 

Through Friday, Aug. 6

• "Visit" a new state or country and cook foods from there with kid friendly recipes at Kids Summer Cooking Camps for ages 5-13. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Cuisine Classique Cooking School, 1060 W. Magee Rd.; $225/weekly session; 797-1677.

• Kids ages 9 to 17 can learn improvisation, creative movement, and an appreciation and love for the arts at Beowulf Alley Theatre Arts Enhancement Camp. Details: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.; 11 S. 6th Ave.; $290/two-week session; 977-5218.

 

Through Tuesday, Aug. 31

• Children's Museum or Reid Park Zoo members may purchase reciprocal memberships for $25 that will be valid through December 2010. Family members receive free entrance to the Museum or Zoo along with discounts and other benefits. Both the Museum and the Zoo are open daily. Call 792-9985 or 791-4022 for more information.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Saturday to Sunday, July 17-Sept. 26

• View the exhibit Into the Void: Abstract Art, 1944 – 2008 featuring lithographs by many artists. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8, $6 seniors, $3 students; under 12 free; 624-2333.

 

Saturday to Sunday, July 17–Oct. 10

• View the exhibit Thanks for Being With Us: Contemporary Art from the Douglas Nielsen Collection featuring see a large body of works by some of the most recognized American artists of the twentieth century. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8, $6 seniors, $3 students; under 12 free; 624-2333.

 

Through Tuesday, July 27

• View the Creative Horizons: Native American Children's Art exhibit of artwork by children from kindergarten to high school from Pasqua Yaqui, Tohono O'odham, Gila River Pima, White Mountain Apache, and Navajo students. 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.

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, July 15

• Learn to provide support to people living with HIV/AIDS at the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN) Volunteer Orientation. Details: 5:15-9:15 p.m.; First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1350 N. Arcadia Ave.; $17; 299-6647.

 

Tuesday, July 20

• Better understand the physical changes and psychosocial issues surrounding end of life at the presentation Demystifying the Dying Process - From Touchy to Touching. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Interfaith Community Services, 2820 W. Ina Rd.; free; 400-0274.

 

Wednesday, July 21

• Learn about the amazing structure of the human form and the best ways to keep our bodies strong and healthy at the Anatomy 101 Lecture Series: From the Inside Out featuring the topics shoulder and upper extremities. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Body Works Studio, St. Philip's Plaza; $20; 323-7070.

 

 

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