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Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:08 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Jonah Hex (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 (G)

Toy Story 3 in Digital 3D (G)

The A-Team (PG-13)

The Karate Kid (2010) (PG)

Get Him to the Greek (R)

Killers (PG-13)

Marmaduke (PG)

Splice (R)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13)

Sex and the City 2 (R)

Shrek Forever After (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

 

Foothills

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

Jonah Hex (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 (G)

Toy Story 3 in Digital 3D (G)

The A-Team (PG-13)

The Karate Kid (2010) (PG)

Get Him to the Greek (R)

Killers (PG-13)

Marmaduke (PG)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13)

Sex and the City 2 (R)

Shrek Forever After (PG)

Shrek Forever After 3D (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Furry Vengeance (PG)

Kick-Ass (R)

Clash of the Titans (PG-13)

The Last Song (PG)

Hot Tub Time Machine (R)

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

Shutter Island (R)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Jonah Hex (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 (G)

Toy Story 3 in Digital 3D (G)

The A-Team (PG-13)

The Karate Kid (2010) (PG)

Get Him to the Greek (R)

Killers (PG-13)

Marmaduke (PG)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13)

Shrek Forever After (PG)

Shrek Forever After 3D (PG)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

 

THEATER

 

Through Sunday, June 27

• Meet the master detective and his partner as they bring to life four of the famous short stories from the pen of Arthur Conan Doyle at Holmes & Watson. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; the Comedy Playhouse and School, 3620 N. First Ave.; $18; 260-6442.

• Catch a performance of Itamar Moses' play The Four of Us which traces the fraught relationship between a young playwright and a young novelist while exploring the relative value of fame and friendship. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $24; 551-2053.

 

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.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, June 24

• Listen to Cherokee Native American flautist and flamenco guitarist Drew Diego Bennett 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.

 

Friday, June 25

• Listen to the dynamic folk songs of Amber Norgaard presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; La Encantada Lower Level Garden Courtyard, Skyline & Campbell; $11, $10 in advance; 797-3959.

• Listen to the SW Soul Circuit of Kevin Hamilton at the Leo Rich Theatre. Details: 7 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $11; 800-745-3000.

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday, June 24

• Celebrate the local monsoon rainy season with a traditional procession and blessing, cowboys and trick horseback riders, food, games and music at the 13th annual El Dia De San Juan Fiesta. Details: 4-10 p.m.; West Congress Street at the Santa Cruz River; free.

 

Friday, June 25

• Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nanini Library at its open house with cake and music presented by the Fourth Avenue Strings. Details: 2-4 p.m.; 7300 N. Shannon Rd.; free.

 

Saturday, June 26

• Help provide financial aid for local charities in the community at the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge rummage and bake sale. Details: 7 a.m-1 p.m.; 16045 N. Oracle Rd.; free admission; 825-7566.

 

Saturday to Sunday, June 26-27

• Shop one of a kind original fine art from over 120 artists at the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance's Indoor Art Market. Details: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 12-6 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Rd.; free admission; 797-3959.

 

Tuesday, June 29

• Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Saguaro National Park with historic photos and stories of the past displayed in the auditorium. Details: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free admission during event hour; 733-5153.

Wednesday to Sunday, June 30-July 4

• Enjoy the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus featuring 130 performers from six continents, including pachyderms, cowboys, pirates and mermaids celebrating the 200th anniversary of P.T. Barnum. Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 & 7 p.m. Saturday; 12 p.m. Sunday; $17.75-71; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave., 800-745-3000.

 

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.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, June 24

• Learn about dragonflies and damselflies, large, beautiful insects that are becoming popular with wildlife watchers at the class Dragons and Damsels. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686.

• 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. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

 

Friday, June 25

• Open your eyes to the diverse world of bees at University of Arizona's Dr. Stephen Buchmann illustrated talk Sonoran Desert Bees: Trouble in Paradise? Details: 7-8:30 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Education Center, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free; 742-6455.

 

Saturday, June 26

• Get tips on how to create a butterfly habitat with plants that attract both adults and caterpillars at author, naturalist and gardener Lynn Hassler's lecture on Gardening for Butterflies and the Caterpillars That Become Them. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park Education Center, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free; 742-6455.

• Learn techniques to get the most out of digital and film cameras at University of Arizona and The Pollinator Partnership Dr. Stephen Buchmann's interactive lecture Up Close & Personal: Elements of Macro Photography for Pollinating Insects and Wildflowers. Bring a point and shoot or SLR camera, digital or film. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park Education Center, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free; 742-6455.

• Meet a live Tarantula and learn more about this fascinating creature. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park admission; 733-5158.

• Learn about Nectar-feeding Bats and Hummingbirds: Nature's Mega Pollinators from Dr. Theodore Fleming (Universities of Arizona and Miami). Details: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Education Center, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free; 742-6455.

• Why does the planet's warming produce stronger hurricanes, rising seas, and larger floods? Get answers to this and more at award-winning journalist and science writer Dr. Melanie Lenart's lecture on Life in the Hothouse: How a Living Planet Survives Climate Change. Details: 1-2:30 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Education Center, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free; 742-6455.

• See a live bat and learn about the natural history of bat species in Arizona at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum conservation biologist Karen Krebbs' lecture The Fascinating World of Bats. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• 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 Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

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

 

Sunday, June 27

• Take a photo tour of People and Places of Saguaro's Past focusing on the stories told by its historic structures presented by park ranger Arlo Ogden. Details: 11 a.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free; 733-5153.

• Get tips on general home maintenance topics at the St. Philip's Phixers forum featuring the topic Drip Irrigation: From Hose Bib to Plants. Details: 12:30 p.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 299-6421.

 

Tuesday, June 29

• Attend a forum on Banned Literary Masterpieces, including those that have been censored, banned, suppressed or burned for hundreds of years presented by Dr. Bill Fry. Details: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• 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 entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Wednesday, June 30

• Learn about our resident wildlife, their habitat needs, and practical tips on how to discourage wildlife that may become a nuisance or pose a risk to you and your family at Pima County Natural Resources, Parks, and Recreation environmental educator Sandy Reith's presentation on Living with Urban Wildlife. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn how to maintain your Tucson garden without back-breaking work with tips from horticulturist Solveig Palanek on pruning, pest management, fertilizing, and more at the Gardening Maintenance class. Details: 12-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686.

OUTDOORS

 

Sunday, June 27

• 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.

 

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

 

Thursday, June 24

• Learn about different instruments and even try a few at the Civic Orchestra of Tucson's instrument petting zoo. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Bookmans, 1930 E. Grant Rd.; free; 325-5767.

 

 

• Touch and feel scale model rockets while learning how and why they fly at Rocket Demo with NASA-style launching of model rockets. Details: 3-4 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free but tickets required which are handed out a half hour prior to program; 229-5300.

 

Saturday, June 26

• Visit Native American cultures to learn about the remarkable sand painting techniques from the past and present and create your own faux sand painting at Kidz Art — Sands of Time for ages 5 and older. Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free but tickets required which are handed out a half hour prior to program; 229-5300.

• Build and fly seltzer and balloon rockets that you can take home with you at Science Saturday for ages 8 and older. Details: 10-11:30 a.m., 12-1:30 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m.; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.; included with museum admission $13.75; $8 kids; 618-4810.

 • Bring the whole family for tram rides, a walking tour of indoor hangars, kids' activities, space food and more at Night Wings. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Pima Air and Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.; $10, under 12 or members free; 574-0462.

 

Monday, June 28

• Kids ages 6-16 can learn climbing from certified guides at Rock Climbing Summer Camp. Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Rocks and Ropes of Tucson, 330 S. Toole Ave.; fees vary; 882-5924.

 

Monday to Friday, June 28-July 2

• Learn piece movements, strategies and tactics at Summer Chess Camp for ages 5-9. Details: 12:30-3:30 p.m.; International School of Tucson, 1730 N. First Ave.; $110/week; 406-0552.

• Kids ages 3-9 can learn spoken and written Russian taught by native-speaker instructors. Details: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; International School of Tucson, 1730 N. First Ave.; $150/week; 406-0552.

 

Monday to Friday,  June 28-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.

 

Wednesday, June 30

• Enjoy a live action pantomime, Monsoon Mischief, presented by the Tohono Chul Park Desert Players. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free but tickets required which are handed out a half hour prior to program; 229-5300.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Through Thursday, June 24

• View dramatic summertime landscapes of renowned Tucson artist Jack Eggman's Copper Lands exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; free; Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 2890 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 180; free; 529-4886.

 

Friday to Sunday, June 25-July 25

• View the Tucson Summer Wonders exhibit featuring the works of Joby Lamplot and Roger Alderman. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 2890 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 180; free; 529-4886. 

 

Through Wednesday, June 30

• View new exhibit Geronimo: Revered and Reviled (The Man Behind the Legend) featuring Tombstone resident C. S. Fly's now-famous photographs of the negotiations between General George Crook and Geronimo in 1886 and quotes from eyewitnesses. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second St.; $5, members free; 628-5774.

 

Thursdays through July 1

• Take an Art Walk at Gallery Row. Details: 5-7 p.m.; 3001 E. Skyline Dr.; free; 577-6301.

 

Through Sunday, July 4

• View the American pop culture exhibit of Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life & Legends. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8, $3 students; under 12 free; 624-2333.

• View the ¡Viva David Tineo! A Retrospective of Tucson's Muralist and Art Educator exhibit of paintings, moveable murals, drawings for public commissions and decorated architectural artifacts, spanning the late 1970s to the present. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8, $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.

 

Through Saturday, Aug. 28

• See the exhibit, A Grand View: Arizona Landscape Photography 1871-2010 featuring a selection of images by more than 30 photographers including Ansel Adams, Linda Connor, Forman Hanna, Eliot Erwitt, Timothy O'Sullivan, Richard Misrach, Frederick Sommer, William Lesch, Jay Dusard, Edward McCain, and many more. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Etherton Gallery, 135 S. 6th Ave.; free; 624-7370.

 

Through Sunday, Oct. 3

• View the Tohono Chul Park A to Z exhibit, a visual compendium that touches upon some of the people, places and things that make the park unique. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

 

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