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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:36 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Centry Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (PG-13)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

A Perfect Getaway (R)

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

Funny People (R)

G-Force in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

The Ugly Truth (R)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (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

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (PG-13)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

A Perfect Getaway (R)

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

Funny People (R)

G-Force (PG)

G-Force in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

Orphan (R)

The Ugly Truth (R)

(500) Days of Summer (PG-13)

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

Year One (PG-13)

Imagine That (PG)

Land of the Lost (PG-13)

Drag Me to Hell (PG-13)

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

Terminator Salvation (PG-13)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)

Igor (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra (PG-13)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

A Perfect Getaway (R)

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

The Collector (R)

Funny People (R)

G-Force in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (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. 15

• Enjoy a country music concert with Julianne Hough from Dancing with the Stars. Details: 7 p.m.; Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road; $23, $18 in advance; 393-2799.

Sunday, Aug. 16

• Listen to the classic music of the working cowboys and songs of Hollywood's singing cowboys performed by Way Out West as the Music on the Mountain series continues at Summerhaven. Details: 12-5 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; free; bonnie@lavamusic.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Aug. 13

• Enjoy Hispanic Heritage Night at Tucson Botanical Gardens' Twilight Thursdays with Ballet Folklorico San Juan, Mexican folk songs and dance instruction. Details: 5-9 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7, $3.50 children; 326-9686, Ext. 10.

Friday, Aug. 14

• Celebrate Tucson's birthday and the centennial of legendary Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia with birthday cake and ice cream, DeGrazia movie treasures, and the centennial

exhibition DeGrazia: 100 Years, 100 Works. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan; free; 299-9191.

Saturday, Aug. 15

• Sample freshly roasted corn, traditional green corn tamales, and enjoy a new summer recipe from Harvest Restaurant's chef Ramiro Scavo at the Oro Valley Corn Festival . Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Farmers Market, 11000 North La Canada; free; www.farmersmarkttucson.com

• Browse and buy novels and collectibles at the Friends of the Pima County Public Library Comic Book Sale . Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friends Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club Road; free admission; 795-3763.

• Find out what is new in Tucson and at your favorite attractions, entertainment businesses and restaurants at the Re-Discover Tucson Expo. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Windmill Suites at St. Philip's Plaza, 4250 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 577-0007.

Sunday, Aug. 16

• Get acquainted with all Tucson's synagogues, clergy and staff while young children enjoy a specially planned program just for them at the Gateway to our Synagogues program. Details: 10:30 a.m.-noon; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road; free; 577-9393 ext 134.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturday, Aug. 15

• Sample some light and healthy food for summer dinners with recipes and tips for adding flavor to food without adding fat and calories presented by Chef John Mertes sponsored by Tucson Botanical Gardens. Details: 9-10 a.m.; A to Z Eatery, 4400 E. Broadway Blvd.; $35, $30 members; 326-9686, Ext. 19.

• Learn about the Road to Mount Lemmon and the history of the Summerhaven mountain community from author Mary Ellen Barnes. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Celebrate Saguaro's Wildlife and meet the unlikely amphibians who have made a home in the desert, along with reptiles from turtles to snakes. Details: 3 p.m.; Red Hills Visitor Center, Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park admission; 733-5158.

• 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: 8 p.m.; Presidio San Agustin de Tucson, Washington St. & Church Ave.; $15; 358-8500.

Sunday, Aug. 16

• Get answers to all your gardening questions from radio personality and naturalist Phil Seader, host of the Enchanted Desert Garden Show . Details: 1-2 p.m.; the Courtyard at La Encantada, Skyline & Campbell; free; 299-9471.

• Learn about the biology and adaptations of some of Arizona's amazing Venomous & Poisonous Creatures , including rattlesnakes, scorpions and Gila monsters. Details: 2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive, free; 594-5200.

OUTDOORS

Friday, Aug. 14

• Join master birder and author Rick Taylor for a day of birding on Mount Lemmon. Details: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; Mount Lemmon, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Parkway; $20; 615-7855.

• 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.

Saturdays, Aug. 15-29

• 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. 18

• 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.

CHILDREN

Saturday to Tuesday, Aug. 15-Sept. 1

• Youth @ Performing Arts, an Oro Valley based musical theatre troupe, is looking for middle school boys and girls who are interested in interviews for casting of the May 2010 production of Beauty and the Beast. Details: E-mail ypadrama@gmail.com for more information.

Monday, Aug. 17

• Come face to face with native desert creatures and learn how they are able to survive in the desert climate presented by the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum at Monsoon Monday Nights. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $1; 792-9985.

Monday to Saturday, Aug. 17-22

• Everyone needs a pencil so be prepared for class with your own customized pencil case. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7, $5 children & children; 792-9985.

Monday to Sunday, Aug. 17-23

• Celebrate Thomas Edison and all of his great inventions by making a Thaumatrope similar to Edison's moving pictures. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7, $5 children & children; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, Aug. 15

• Celebrate Cele Peterson's influence on fashion, her active role in the community, her connection to Tucson's history, and view her originals and photographs at the Fashioning History exhibit . Details: 5-7 p.m.; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second Street; free; 617-1154.

Thursday to Friday, Aug. 13-Oct. 9

• See the whimsical designs of Albert Tucci, former director of the School of Theatre Arts at the University of Arizona, at the Concepts, Characters & Costume exhibit. Details: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; The Art Institute of Tucson, 5099 E. Grant Road, Suite 100; free; 318-2700.

Thursday to Tuesday, Aug. 13-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.

Thursday to Wednesday, Aug. 13–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 Tuesday, Sept. 8

• See artwork by Mountain View and Marana High 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.

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 Sunday, 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

Saturday, Aug. 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. 13-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.

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