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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:05 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

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)

Shrek Forever After 3D (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

 

Foothills

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

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)

Shrek Forever After 3D (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

Date Night (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Losers (PG-13)

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? (PG-13)

Hot Tub Time Machine (R)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

The Crazies (R)

Shutter Island (R)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG)

Tooth Fairy (PG)

Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The A-Team (PG-13)

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)

Shrek Forever After 3D (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

Astro Boy (PG)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

 

THEATER

 

Thursday, June 17

• Listen to the music of Homero Cerón , principal percussionist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, 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.

 

Thursday to Sunday, June 17-27

• 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.

 

Thursday to Saturday, June 17-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.

 

Friday to Saturday, June 18-19

• Celebrate 25 years of dance in Tucson featuring aerial dance, music and performance art at O-T-O Dance 25 Years and Still Flying. Details: 8 p.m.; Stevie Eller Dance Theater, 1737 E. University Blvd.; $14-16, $12-14 in advance; 609-2291.

Saturday, June 19

• Enjoy Broadway Fairytales at Theater in the Park presented by the Arizona Rose Theatre Company and the Town of Marana. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; free.

 

Sunday, June 20

• Take a ride into the 1950s in a musical adaptation of the much-loved Cinderella story at the Live Theatre Workshop production of Rockin' Cinderella. Details: 1-2 p.m.; 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $5-8; 327-4242.

 

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.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, June 17

• Listen to the music of the lively Brazilian group Batucaxe while you enjoy the summer evening at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Details: 5-9 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

 

Friday, June 18

• Enjoy the Rhythm and Roots presentation of the Fishtank Ensemble whose repertoire ranges from French hot jazz to wild Serbian and Transylvanian gypsy anthems and flamenco. Details: 8 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, 2900 N. Swan Rd.; $23, $20 in advance; 319-9966.

 

Saturday, June 19

• Listen to the music of Joe Bourne at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church's annual Jazz Under the Stars to raise funds for the UA Lutheran Campus Ministry. Details: 7-9 p.m.; 665 W. Roller Coaster Rd.; free will offering; 887-5127.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday, June 17

• Volunteer with Sunflower Market employees at the Habitat for Humanity Marana site. Details: www.habitattucson.org.

 

Saturday, June 19

• 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.

 

Saturday to Sunday, June 19-20

• Meet local artists and crafters and find one-of-kind treasures for yourself or to give as gifts at the Arizona Arts and Crafts Society Show. Details: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday; Oracle Crossings Shopping Center, 7745 N. Oracle Rd.; free admission; 400-3858.

 

Sunday, June 20

• Bring your husband, brother, dad or granddad to Free Day for Dads at Tohono Chul Park and take a docent-led tour, visit an eco-station, view the galleries, shop or simply stroll to look at blooming perennials and cacti. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; 742-6455.

 

Monday, June 21

• Primavera Cooks! at Pastiche Modern Eatery featuring a multi-course, wine-paired meal, prepared with help from apprentice chefs and sommeliers, to raise funds supporting services for Tucson's homeless and working poor. Details: 3025 N. Campbell Ave.; $125; 623-5111 ext. 101.

 

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 17

• Bring your photos on a memory stick and share your birding adventures with friends old and new at the Tucson Audubon's Birds & Beer event. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Sky Bar, 536 N. 4th Ave.; free admission; 744-0004.

• 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.

 

Saturday, June 19

 • Get tips on selecting the right trees for your property and how to keep trees healthy for a long life from docent and horticulturist Solveig Palanek at the Trees for Tucson class. Details: 12-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686.

• Explore Our Place in the Universe using the observatory at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter and receive a picture or two of the objects you observe. Details: 4:30-10 p.m.; Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, 10300 Ski Run Rd.; $60, $30 under 18; 626-8122.

 

Saturdays, June 19 & 26

• 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.

 

Sunday, June 20

• Tour the solar telescope, observe the sun, and participate in hands-on activities at Sun-Day on The Solstice. Details: 11 a.m.; Kitt Peak National Observatory; $35, $25 children; 318-8726.

• 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.

 

Sunday, June 20 & 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.

 

Monday, June 21

• Learn about the Massacre at Camp Grant; Forgetting and Remembering Apache History at the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society Lecture presented by Chip Colwell- Chanthaphonh, Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Details: 7:30-9 p.m.; DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave; free; 907-0884.

 

Tuesday, June 22

• Attend a forum on Banned Literary Masterpieces including ones that have been censored, banned, suppressed or burned for 2000 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 23

• Hear the legendary story of Baby Doe Tabor: The Madwoman in the Cabin presented by UA Professor of Women's Studies & English and author Judy Nolte Temple. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Tuesdays through July 27

• Acquire a basic overview of this region's archaeology and cultures at archaeologist Allen Dart's Prehistory of the Southwest class. Details: 6:30-9 p.m.; Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 2201 W. 44th St.; $50, $40 members; 798-1201.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Friday, June 18

• Explore and experience the Sonoran Desert on an easy two-hour Night Walk with a park naturalist. Details: 7 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; reservations required; $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5153.

 

Saturday, June 19

• Enjoy Family Fishing Day presented by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and DLC Resources with poles and bait to the first 100 people. Details: 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, June 19; Silverbell Lake at Columbus Park, 4600 N. Silverbell Rd.; free; 682-1357.

 

Sundays, June 20 & 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

 

Monday to Friday, June 14-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 14-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.

 

Friday, June 18

• Explore the food groups with hands-on demonstrations by Tucson Originals Chefs at Fun with Food Fridays. Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $8 adults, $6 children; 792-9985.

• Tell Dad you love him with a handmade gift from the heart at Kid Crafts for Dad. Details: 3-5 p.m.; Sunflower Market, 3860 W. River Rd.; free.

 

Saturday, June 19

• Explore a cool mountain stream while learning about watersheds and the invertebrates that live in the water at the Chill-Out Family Excursion: Life in a Mountain Creek for ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult. Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Mount Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; $10/family, reservations required; 615-7855 Ext. 104.

 

Tuesday, June 22

• 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, 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 579-0303.

 

Fridays through July 9

• Bring the whole family to Reid Park Zoo Summer Safari Nights and view your favorite animals in the cooler temperatures, listen to jazz, or join in the many family activities including games, crafts, or face painting. Details: 5-8 p.m.; 1030 S. Randolph Way; $7.50, $5.00 ages 2-14; 881-4753.

 

Through Tuesday, August 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

 

Thursdays through July 1

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

 

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.

 

Through Wednesday, June 30

• View the 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. Opening reception Friday, June 11, 5-7 p.m.; free.

 

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.

 

Through Sunday, July 4

• 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.

 

FILM

 

Saturday, June 19

• Pack your spare tires and extra gasoline for an epic adventure that was a quintessential moment in American automobile tourism at the film Paving the Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway, the 76-day inaugural tour of the 5,000 mile Park-to-Park Highway that connected all 12 of the National Parks in 1920. Details: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

HEALTH

 

Wednesday, June 16

• 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 topic spine/pelvic. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Body Works Studio, St. Philip's Plaza; $20; 323-7070.

 

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