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Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:01 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Things to do, people to see, places to go this week.

MOVIES

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

WALL-E (G)

Wanted (R)

Get Smart (PG-13)

The Love Guru (PG-13)

The Happening (R)

The Incredible Hulk (PG-13)

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (PG-13)

Sex and the City (R)

The Strangers (R)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (PG-13)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG)

What Happens in Vegas (PG-13)

Iron Man (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Baby Mama (PG-13)

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (R)

88 Minutes (R)

The Forbidden Kingdom (PG-13)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

Prom Night (PG-13)

Nim’s Island (PG)

21 (PG-13)

Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who (G)

10,000 B.C. (PG-13)

College Road Trip (G)

The Bucket List (PG-13)

Muppet Treasure Island (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Get Smart (PG-13)

The Love Guru (PG-13)

The Happening (R)

The Incredible Hulk (R)

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (PG-13)

The Strangers (R)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (PG-13)

Iron Man (PG-13)

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, JUNE 27-29

• Laugh as an undertaker’s plan to profit from the funeral of a wealthy man backfires in the play “Biggest Thief in Town.” Details: 3 p.m.; Top Hat Theatre stage, southeast corner of Fort Lowell and Country Club roads; $18 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military personnel; 326-6800.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, JULY 3-6

• See dogs fly, Asian elephants groove and circus celebrities ride motorcycles as you’ve never seen at Over the Top, a circus spectacular presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; call for ticket prices; 791-4101.

FRIDAY, JULY 4

• Celebrate Independence Day by watching “Fireside Chats with FDR,” a dramatization of historic talks former President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to a nation in crisis. Details: 1 p.m.; Top Hat Theatre stage, southeast corner of Fort Lowell and Country Club roads; $10; 326-6800.

THROUGH JULY 20

• Laugh, think and smile from ear to ear during “Prelude to a Kiss,” a romantic comedy about a wedding at which an old man asks to kiss the bride and ends up switching souls with her. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays; Live Theatre Workshop stage, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $14-$17; 327-4242.

THROUGH AUG. 17

• The audience becomes part of the drama in “Oso Fuerte,” a fantastic bilingual story about the strongest man in the world and his attempt to escape the world of shadows with the help of spiders, dragons, fish and a two-headed mythical siren. Details: 1 p.m. Sundays; Live Theatre Workshop stage, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $5-$8; 327-0160.

THROUGH AUG. 23

• The sun always shines and the surf is always up in Surfside, Calif., the setting for the play “Beach Blanket Bebop.” Details: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 and 7 p.m. Sundays; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95 with discounts for seniors, children and military personnel; 886-9428.

MUSIC

FRIDAY, JUNE 27

• Listen as singer and songwriter Michael John Serpe performs modern folk music. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

FILM

SATURDAY, JUNE 28

• See “Navajo Code Talkers,” a film about Navajo soldiers who wove their language into a cipher that enemies were unable to break and that hasn’t been broken to date. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; reservation required; 622-6014.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, JUNE 28

• Hear poetry by cowboy poet Bud Strom and music by Jack Bishop during a Summer Concert Series program presented by the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council. Details: 7 p.m.; La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; $10 in advance, $13 at the door; 797-3959.

• Enjoy cooking demonstrations and food samples from Armitage Wine Lounge and Café and live musical entertainment by Steve Wood with Night Bird Trio during a Culinary Concert Series program. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; free; 299-3556.

• Shop for fresh produce, bread, pastries, tamales and salsa at the Oro Valley Farmers Market. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 400-9992.

• Sort through a variety of cacti and succulents, vines, herbs and ground covers at the Monsoon Plant Sale, which will benefit a project to expand the extension’s public demonstration gardens. Details: 6-9 a.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension office, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-5161.

• Learn the legends, lore and natural history of the saguaro, plus enjoy Tohono O’odham dancing, basket-making demonstrations and saguaro syrup samples at the Pima County Parklands Foundation’s annual Saguaro Harvest Celebration. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail; $5 a car; 647-7121.

SUNDAY, JUNE 29

• Shop for fresh produce, bread, beef, lamp and tamales at the St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers Market. Details: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; St. Philip’s Plaza, 4380 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 400-9992.

FRIDAY, JULY 4

• Celebrate Independence Day with jazz performer Joe Bourne, Catalina Community Chorus and the Old Arizona Brass Band, and enjoy fireworks, face painting, carnival games and art activities at the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council’s Fourth of July celebration. Details: 4-10 p.m.; Canyon del Oro Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane; free; 797-3959.

• Spend the Fourth of July in Marana at the Star-spangled Spectacular and enjoy jumping castles, a watermelon-eating contest and fireworks. Details: 6-11 p.m.; Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road; free; 382-1999.

CLASSES

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2

• Learn how to explore the natural world while exploring your creative abilities during “How to Keep a Nature Journal,” a presentation by environmental educator Carol Tepper from Pima County Department of Natural Resources. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

CHILDREN

TUESDAY, JULY 1

• Get creative during Kidz Art, an art workshop. Details: 11 a.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH JULY 13

• See “Beyond Visions of Planetary Landscapes,” a traveling exhibit of large-scale photographs of outer space, including sand dunes on Mars, storms on Neptune and fiery eruptions on the sun. • Details: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $9.50 for adults, $2.25 for children ages 6 through 12; free for children under 6; 883-2702.

THROUGH AUG. 17

• See work of 23 artists from the Southwest that offers a closer-than-usual glimpse of some of the smallest creatures on earth during the exhibit “Artful Insects and Inspired Arachnids.” Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH AUG. 30

• Catch a diverse salon-style exhibit featuring paintings, sculptures and glass art, along with a permanent collection of copper vessels, rugs and jewelry. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; Tangerine Gallery, 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 326-5028.

THROUGH SEPT. 9

• See artwork by area youth during the exhibit “That’s Artrageous: Works by Student Artists.” Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH JUNE 2009

• See the exhibit “Weaving: Native Baskets and Blankets,” which features pieces from Tohono Chul Park’s permanent collection. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

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