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Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:31 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

Funny People (R)

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)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

The Hangover (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

Funny People (R)

G-Force (PG)

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)

The Hurt Locker (R)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

The Hangover (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Imagine That (PG)

Land of the Lost (PG-13)

Drag Me to Hell (PG-13)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG)

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)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

The Collector (R)

Funny People (R)

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)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

The Hangover (R)

MUSIC

Saturday, Aug. 8

• Listen to the Latin sounds of Descarga in the summer concert series at La Encantada's lower level courtyard. Details: 7 p.m.; 2905 E. Skyline Drive; $12, $10 in advance; 797-3959.

Sunday, Aug. 9

• Listen to the country sounds of Chuck "Wagon" Maultsby and his SOB (Same Old Band) with Duncan Stitt's Band as the Music on the Mountain series continues at Summerhaven. Details: 12-5 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; free; bonnie@lavamusic.org.

Friday & Sunday, Aug. 7 & 9

• Listen to Beethoven sonatas with Steven Moeckel, violin, concertmaster of the Phoenix Symphony, and Paula Fan, piano, UA Regents' Professor of Music, presented by St. Andrew's Bach Society. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams Street; $10; 323-2771.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Aug. 6

• All things photographic are up for public auction sponsored by the non-profit Western Photographic Historical Society. Details: 6:30-10 p.m.; Pima County Medical Society Building, 5199 E. Farness Drive; free admission; 529-5072.

Friday, Aug. 7

Celebrate the art and culture "Melting Pot" that is Tucson. Details: 8 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $20; 979-5514.

Saturday, Aug. 8

• See a seven-story rocket with lights on, seltzer rocket launchings with museum Mad Scientists, visits to the rocket launch control room, space food samples, astronaut tests and more at Titan Moonlight Madness . Details: 5-9 p.m.; Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Road; $7, under 12 free; 625-7736.

Thursday to Friday, Aug. 6-7

• Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Tucson Audubon Society by attending their fundraising events including workshops, presentations, and birding trips for youth and adults. Details: various times and locations; call 622-5622 or visit www.tucsonaudubon.org for more information.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Aug. 6

• Learn about Tucson's seasons and soils along with proper techniques for planting and take a walking tour of the Tucson Botanical Gardens at the class Gardening for the Newcomer . Details: 9:30 a.m.-noon; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686.

Friday, Aug. 7

• Take a stroll and learn the essentials in understanding reptiles at the Reptile Ramble . Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

• Enjoy a close up look at live desert critters following an engaging digital slide presentation about Tarantulas and Toads On The Move during the monsoon. Details: 2 p.m.; Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 615-7855.

Saturday, Aug. 8

• Learn how We are Stardust, as astronomer Adam Block discusses some of the stellar basics that govern life as we know it including the nature of light, atomic matter, and spectroscopy during this daytime observing program. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Mount Lemmon SkyCenter; $24, $18 students; 626-8122.

• Listen to historian Jack Lasseter's exciting story of Outlaws and Lawmen on the Arizona Frontier during the turbulent 1880s & 1890s, including two range wars, cattle rustling, train and stage holdups, good and bad sheriffs, colorful outlaws, and how Arizona finally brought law and order to the frontier. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Explore the history, architecture, and political decisions that have shaped Tucson for 250 years at the Walking Tour of the El Presidio Historic District . Details: 6 p.m.; Presidio San Agustin de Tucson, Washington St. & Church Ave.; $15; 358-8500.

• Spend an interesting and fun-filled afternoon exploring the world of Flavorful Fondue to create and sample a full three-course fondue experience with meats, seafood, and dipping sauces. Details: 12-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $50, $42 members; 326-9686.

• Taste some of the best Spanish wines with instruction from certified sommeliers at a JW Marriott Starr Pass Wine Class . Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $25; 792-3500.

Sunday, Aug. 9

• Meet bestselling author J.A. Jance on her book tour stop at the Nanini Branch Library and hear about her new book, Fire and Ice in which the paths of super-sleuths J.P. Beaumont and Joanna Brady cross again. Details: 2 p.m.; 7300 N. Shannon Road; free; 594-5365.

Tuesday, Aug. 11

• Design and make your own wine charms to grace your wine glasses or personalize them to give as gifts. A variety of different colored beads and charms will be supplied. Details: 12-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $22, $17 members; 326-9686.

Tuesday to Wednesday, Aug. 11-12

• Take a look at summer's shooting stars, Perseid Meteor Shower with Astronomer Adam Block. Details: 4:45 p.m.; UA SkyCenter atop Mt. Lemmon, $60, $35 children (includes a light meal); 626-8122.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

• Let historian Jim Turner take you back in time for a wild ride through the Grand Canyon with Mr. Arizona, Senator Barry Goldwater's historic photos and journal of his 1940's navigation of the Colorado River's rapids. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

Saturdays, Aug. 8-29

• 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. 11

• 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; 615-7855.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

• Do your part in restoring the health of the desert with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park. Details: 6-9 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Road, free (ages 12 older); call 615-7855 for meeting location.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Aug. 8

• Enjoy a behind-the-scenes class about the Sonoran Desert Night Creatures and see the desert museum at night with the Sonoran Desert Kids Club. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; free for kids ages 5-10 and their families (reservations required); 615-7855.

Monday, Aug. 10

• Come and see how and why we are constantly surrounded by the powers of Physics with guest presenter Physics Factory at Monsoon Monday Nights. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $1; 792-9985.

Monday to Saturday, Aug. 10-Aug. 15

• Get ready to go back to school when you color your own school bus . Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Monday to Sunday, Aug. 10-16

• Decorate a birthday card to celebrate the birthday of Tucson. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Tuesdays, Aug. 11-Sept. 15

• Kids ages 5-11 will have fun while they improve their physical health with an experienced instructor at the Kids' Yoga Club . Details: 4-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays; Shanti Power Yoga, 7607 N. Oracle #121; $85; 544-0763.

VISUAL ARTS

Through Monday, 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.

Friday to Tuesday, Aug. 7-Sept. 8

• See how the local children express their understandings of watershed and share their view of the natural world in this exhibition of award winning poetry and mixed media art at Tucson's River of Words 2009 Youth Poetry and Art Traveling Exhibit . Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, included with $7 entrance fee; 615-7855.

Friday to Wednesday, Aug. 7–Sept. 16

• Abstracts and Landscapes , acrylic and oil paintings on canvas and paper by Joan Scott at the Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery. Details: Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 615-7855.

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 Friday, 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 Saturday, Sept. 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.

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.

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.

FILM

Saturdays, Aug. 8-15

• 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, Aug. 6-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

Thursday, Aug. 6

• Integrate Exercise Throughout Your Day with tips from Exercise Physiologist Kristen Guzman on which activities provide you with the most benefit in a short amount of time. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, Classrooms A&B; free; 866-694-9355.

Friday, Aug. 7

• Learn about the theory and practice of ancient Reiki from a panel of experts presented by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) Tucson Community Group. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Tucson Medical Center Marshall Conference Center, 5301 E. Grant Road; free; 798-6300.

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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