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Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:08 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Step Up 3D (PG-13)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore 3D (PG)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG)

Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13)

Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

Despicable Me 3D (PG)

Toy Story 3 (G)

Foothills

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

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Step Up 3D (PG-13)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG)

Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13)

Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 (G)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The A-Team (PG-13)

Get Him to the Greek (R)

Killers (PG-13)

Marmaduke (PG)

Sex and the City 2 (R)

Shrek Forever After (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

Date Night (PG-13)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Step Up 3D (PG-13)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore 3D (PG)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG)

Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13)

Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG-13)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

Underdog (PG)

THEATER

Saturday, Aug. 21

• Watch Theater In the Park; Broadway Cinema presented by Arizona Rose Theatre Company. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road; free; 888-0509.

Sunday, Aug. 22 & 29

• Watch the A Thousand Clowns comedy by Herb Gardner, an acclaimed comedy with three successful Broadway runs. A bachelor uncle (Cliff Madison) is raising his sister’s precocious son (Kyle Everly), but when he finds himself unemployed, social services shows up to make sure the boy is receiving a proper upbringing. Details: 3 p.m.; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-$18; 327-4242.

Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 26-Nov. 6

• Enjoy a performance of the Gaslight Theatre’s silly, musical melodrama, The Vampire Or: “He Loved in Vein” with a hilarious cast of characters who “flesh” out the story for a fiendishly fun evening of entertainment. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95, $15.95 students/military, $7.95 under 12; 886-9428.

MUSIC

Thursday, Aug. 19

• Listen to the jazz vocals of Kari Ann Shaff. Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

• Listen to music by The Tucson Symphony Orchestra and see eco-friendly clothing and accessories at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Young Professionals Eco-Marketplace with Tucson Clean and Beautiful and the University of Arizona Press sharing environmental insights. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7; $3.50 children; 326-9686 Ext. 10.

Saturday, Aug. 21

• Watch Up With People’s A Song for the World featuring the energy and talent of a cast and staff of 90 representing 20 countries. The live two-hour performance includes both original and popular music and is a dynamic blend of feature soloists, full cast production numbers, fast-moving choreography and colorful costumes. Details: 7-9:30 p.m.; Mountain View High School, 3901 West Linda Vista Boulevard; $20, $14, $60/family.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, Aug. 20

• Celebrate Tucson’s 235th birthday with birthday cake, ice cream and exhibitions as DeGrazia Celebrates Tucson. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan; free; 299-9191.

• Listen to the blues and jazz of the Jive Bombers as they create a sound that will get you up and moving presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance at the La Encantada Summer Concert Series. Details: 7 p.m.; La Encantada Lower Level Garden Courtyard, Skyline & Campbell; $11, $10 in advance; 797-3959.

• Celebrate Tucson’s 235th birthday in the heart of Tucson’s entertainment district with music prizes, trolley rides, and more at the Fourth Avenue Annual Underpass Party presented by the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association. Details: 4-11 p.m.; Fourth Avenue, free; 624-5004.

Friday, Aug. 20

• Attend Tucson’s 235th Birthday Flag Ceremony including an invocation, signing of a proclamation by distinguished guests, the honor guard presentation, music and dance. Those attending are encouraged to dress in period costumes and sample a piece of birthday cake. Details: 8-10 a.m.; southwest corner of Church Avenue and Washington Street; free; 577-6261.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Aug. 19

• 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 admission; 733-5158.

Friday, Aug. 20

• Rediscover Tucson and join the UA library in celebrating Tucson’s impressive heritage and its 235th birthday by attending A Celebration of the Old Pueblo, an exciting new exhibit. Details: 7:30 a.m.; University of Arizona Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.; free; 307-2834.

Saturday, Aug. 21

• View the one-hour documentary Southwestern Gems: Our Desert National Parks showcasing the best of America’s national parks, monuments, preserves, and historic sites of the four major North American deserts. 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 admission fee; 733-5158.

• 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.

Sunday, Aug. 22

• Join park ranger Arlo Ogden for a photo tour of the park’s historic past, focusing on the stories told by its historic structures at People and Places of Saguaro’s Past. Details: 11 a.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free with $10/vehicle park admission fee; 733-5158.

• Attend Home Maintenance Workshop: Perfect Painting and learn from Jim Valentine of Frazee Paint on the proper technique of painting walls and trim. Dress comfortably; bring bag lunch if desired. Details: 12:30 p.m.; St. Philip’s In the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., West Gallery; free; 299-6421.

• Rock out to live music at the Second Annual Ultimate Server Challenge while watching your favorite restaurants battle go for the gold in four events: tray race, corkscrew challenge, check relay obstacle course, and table set-up competition. Details: 2-5 p.m.; La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 East Skyline Drive; 615-2561.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

• Learn how to communicate with empathy and form quality relationships and discover different strategies to develop your own communication technique from Jill Jones, CCHt and Certified NLP Practitioner. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

• Learn What It Means to Be Between, the Arizona Transition Zone situated between the Colorado Plateau, the home to ancestors of the Puebloans, and the Sonoran Desert, home to the ancestors of the O’odham. Presented by archeologist Sarah Herr, Ph.D. from Desert Archeology, Inc. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

Saturday, Aug. 21

• Take a 6.2-mile Moonlight Hike to Blacketts Ridge in Sabino Canyon with the Oro Valley Hiking Club. Details: 7-10 p.m.; meet at Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Canada Dr.; $5.

Sunday, Aug. 22

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

CHILDREN

Friday, Aug. 20

• Listen to a few stories, then break out some musical instruments for a little singing and dancing at StoryTUNES. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 579-0303.

Saturday, Aug. 21

• Do some hands-on, family-oriented activities including investigations of hummingbird studies, solar observing, searches for near-Earth asteroids, and tree-rings at Discovery Days hosted by UA Science. Details: 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Mount Lemmon Sky Center, 9800 Ski Run Rd.; $8; $5 children; 626-8122.

Monday, Aug. 23

• Learn about geocaching at the REI Summer Series partnering with the Girl Scouts to provide fun topics for girls ages 11-14. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; REI Store Community Room, Tucson Mall, 160 W. Wetmore Rd.; free; 319-3149.

• Check out the Tucson Children’s Museum during Monsoon Monday Nights with activities and featured guest such as the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Vaisala, Reid Park Zoo, Pima County Natural Resources, Physics Factory and more. Details: 4-8 p.m.; 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $2; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, Aug. 21

• 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.

• Celebrate with Tucson at Tucson’s Birthday Exhibit featuring miniatures of San Xavier Mission, Old Main, The Little Cafe Poca Cosa and Rainbow Bakery. Details: 1-4 p.m.; 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; $7; $5 kids; 881-0606.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

• View the photography and studio arts exhibits of The Art Center Design College students. This thesis exhibition consists of works by Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Photography candidates. Details: 5-7 p.m.; The Art Center Design College, Florence Quarter Gallery, 2538 N. Country Club Road; free; 325-0123.

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