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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

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

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

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)

Green Lantern (PG-13)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)

Super 8 (PG-13)

Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

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

Bridesmaids (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

African Cats (G)

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

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

Soul Surfer (PG)

Insidious (PG-13)

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13)

Rango (PG)

Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

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)

Green Lantern (PG-13)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)

Super 8 (PG-13)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

Bridesmaids (R)

Megamind (PG)

Ramona and Beezus (PG)

 


 

THEATER

Friday to Saturday, July 15-23

• Enjoy the Comedy Genius of Robert Benchley, best known for his comic essays and movie short subjects, presented in concert format with selections from his collection of essays. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $12; 260-6442.

 


 

MUSIC

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

• Jazz up your night with the Dixieland jazz of the River Road Ramblers at the La Encantada Summer Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; lower level courtyard, northwest corner of Campbell Ave. & Skyline Dr.; free; 797-3959.

• 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.

Sunday, July 17

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to the varied styles of Grams and Krieger joined by Ralph Gilmore 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 19

• Enjoy the classic rock and oldies of singer-songwriter, poet and painter Bob Dylan who has been a major figure in music for five decades. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $35-$95; 800-344-9435.

Saturday, July 23

• Listen to the Chicago blues of the Chris James & Patrick Rynn Band presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 8 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $18, $15 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Wednesday, July 27

• Enjoy one of the biggest rock stars of the ‘70s, Peter Frampton, in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $25-$65; 800-344-9435.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

Saturday, July 16

• Bring donations to the Tucson Association of Realtors and KVOA's School Supplies Stuff the Bus event to benefit the Flowing Wells School District. Details: noon-4 p.m.; Walgreens, 1415 E. River Rd.; 382-8775.

Thursday, July 21

• Enjoy Third Twilight Thursdays at the Gardens featuring artist David Tomb and Borderland Birds, the music of Domingo DeGrazia and Beth Daunis, and a presentation by horticulturist Scott Calhoun on Provocative Succulents: A Mind-Blowing Trip into the World of Mexican Agaves. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8; 326-9686.

Thursday to Sunday, July 21-24

• Share your interest in tarantulas, scorpions and other arachnids at the 13th Annual Conference of the American Tarantula Society or just browse the Spider Mall. Details: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd.; $70 adults, $30 teens, under 12 free with registered adult (full conference); free admittance to the Spider Mall on Saturday, July 23 only; 780-986-7680 or www.atshq.org.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Friday, July 15

• Have fun and provide public service and emergency communications to the area by joining the Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave.; 825-0900.

• Join a park naturalist for presentation about the animals and plants that come to life in the Desert After Dark followed by a short walk around the visitor center to look for some of these denizens of the dark. Details: 7:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday, July 16

• Learn how to create a water-thrifty landscape that relies on seasonal rainfall and rainwater harvesting techniques rather than supplemental irrigation from Zona Gardens' Scott Calhoun at his class Desert Rain Gardens - Design sponsored by Tucson Water. Details: 9-10:15 a.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-5161.

• Learn to create a garden of beauty and comfort in our desert environment at the Gardening for the Newcomer class followed by a walking tour of the Gardens. Details: 9:30 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14 (includes admission), $7 members; 326-9686, Ext. 19.

• Learn about the Geologic History of the Catalina and Rincon Mountains and the major cycles and events that formed these and other geologic features around the Tucson basin presented by geologist Bill Peachey. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Brandi Fenton Park Visitor Center, 3482 E. River Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Learn which landscape plants are best suited to a non-supplemented irrigation maintenance regime and aspects of their characteristics that make them desirable choices from Zona Gardens' Scott Calhoun at his class Desert Rain Gardens - Plant Selection sponsored by Tucson Water. Details: 10:30 a.m.-noon; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-5161.

• Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Bats from author Rose Houk at a panel discussion led by Arizona Game and Fish Department's Tim K. Snow with Tumacácori National Historical Park Resource Manager Jeremy Moss. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Monday, July 18

• Learn about 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 19

• Learn about the biology and adaptations of some of the Venomous and Poisonous Animals of Arizona, including rattlesnakes, scorpions and Gila monsters in a digital slide presentation. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Brandi Fenton Park Visitor Center, 3482 E. River Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

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, discover the daily life of a caretaker, 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.

Thursdays to Mondays through Sept. 8

• Learn about the natural behaviors of animals with projected images, music and narration at Running Wild. Details: 11 a.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Warden Oasis Theater, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; included with museum admission; 883-1380.

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.

 


 

OUTDOORS

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

Saturday, July 16

• Escape summer heat and enjoy hands-on and family-oriented activities at Discovery Days. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; UA SkyCenter, 10300 Ski Run Rd., Mount Lemmon; $8, $5 under 12; 626-8122.

• Bring the whole family for entertaining and intriguing stories as told by storyteller Jordan Hill at the Pima County Public Library's Summer Reading Program titled One World, Many Stories. Details: 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; free; 791-4010.

Wednesday, July 20

• Bring children ages 4-6 for stories, crafts and games to Sabino Canyon Storytime about Snakes presented by volunteer naturalists. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; free; 749-8700.

• Learn about the biology and adaptations of some of the Venomous and Poisonous Animals of Arizona including rattlesnakes, scorpions and Gila monsters in a digital slide presentation for teens. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 2nd Floor, Teen Room, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free; 615-7855.

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 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.

 


 

FILM

Thursday, July 14

• Catch a screening of the classic, locally shot western Red River with proceeds benefiting the preservation of the historic Empire Ranch used in the making of the film. Details: 7 p.m.; The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.; $25; 888-364-2829.

Wednesday, July 20

• Explore the complex culture of the ancient Chacoans who constructed the calendar and thrived in the harsh environment of Chaco Canyon a thousand years ago in the film The Sun Dagger. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 


 

HEALTH

Thursday, July 14

• Help restore the local blood supply and earn a chance to win a 2011 Jetta by donating blood at the Southern/Central Arizona Blood Drive. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Miraval, 16500 N. Lago del Oro Pkwy.; 877-UBS-HERO (877-827-4376) or visit www.UnitedBloodServicesAZ.org.

• Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Coronary Artery Disease from Dr. Michael Maximov. Details: 9-10 a.m.; TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free but registration required; 324-4345.

 

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