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Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9:30 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Step Up Revolution (PG-13)

Step Up Revolution 3D (PG-13)

The Watch (R)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)

The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)

Ted (R)

Brave (PG)

To Rome with Love (R)

The Untouchables (R)

Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)

Winnie the Pooh (G)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Step Up Revolution (PG-13)

Step Up Revolution 3D (PG-13)

The Watch (R)

The Dark Knight Rises IMAX (PG-13)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)

The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)

Magic Mike (R)

Ted (R)

Brave (PG)

Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Rock of Ages (PG-13)

Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)

Battleship (PG-13)

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (PG-13)

The Dictator (R)

Dark Shadows (PG-13)

Bernie (PG-13)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG)

Chimpanzee (G)

Think Like a Man (PG)

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Step Up Revolution (PG-13)

Step Up Revolution 3D (PG-13)

The Watch (R)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)

The Magic of Belle Isle (PG)

Savages (R)

The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)

Magic Mike (R)

Ted (R)

Brave (PG)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies (PG)

Winnie the Pooh (G)

THEATER

Through Sunday, Aug. 26

• Catch a performance of the time traveling musical-comedy spoof Back to the Past, It’s All About Time. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; the Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95; 886-9428.

MUSIC

Friday, Aug. 3

• Enjoy the Friday Night Live Jazz Summer Concert Series featuring the jazz vocals of Crystal Stark presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; Main Gate Square, Geronimo Plaza Courtyard, University Blvd. between Park & Euclid; free; 797-3959.

• Don’t miss British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal with special guest Macy Gray in concert at the AVA Amphitheater. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $30-$85; 800-344-9435.

Sunday, Aug. 5

• Tap your toes to bluegrass music with members of the Desert Bluegrass Association at the Bluegrass Music Jam for musicians and listeners. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; free; 760-0745.

• Catch international musical sensation Pitbull in concert at the AVA Amphitheater. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $45-$150; 800-344-9435.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

• See undisputed king of pop culture parody and Grammy Award winner Weird Al Yankovic on his Alpocalypse Tour. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $44-$56; 547-3040.

Thursday, Aug. 9

• Listen to the music of the All American Rejects with special guest Eve 6 at the AVA Amphitheater. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $20-$40; 800-344-9435.

Saturday, Aug. 11

• Listen to the unique and dynamic delivery of original, traditional, and contemporary bluegrass music by the award-winning band Providence at the Marana Bluegrass Summer Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy the broad spectrum of musical styles of David Sanborn & Brian Culbertson. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $23-$68; 547-3040.

Sunday, Aug. 12

• Don’t miss the English rock band Duran Duran who led the MTV-driven “Second British Invasion” of the United States in the 1980’s. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $40-$150; 800-344-9435.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

• Don’t miss the one salute to Elvis that has it all; the young rockabilly days, and the Las Vegas years at Remember The King featuring Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $30, $25 in advance; 818-1000.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Through Saturday, Aug. 4

• Take self-guided and guided tours, view exhibits, and listen to presentations about Southern Arizona birds and butterflies at the Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival in Sierra Vista near some of the country’s best birding areas. Details: various times; 2047 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista; $25-$35 and some free events; 520-678-8237.

Saturday to Sunday, Aug. 4-5

• Enjoy wine tastings, winery and vineyard tours, and grape-stomping at HarvestFest. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sonoita Vineyards, 290 Elgin-Canelo Rd., Elgin; $14; 520-455-5893.

Monday, Aug. 6

• Check out the Food Truck Roundup at the Tower Theatres. Details: 5-8 p.m.; 8031 N. Business Park Dr.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

• Enjoy a multi-course dinner prepared with help from apprentice chefs and sommeliers to raise funds to support services for Tucson’s homeless and working poor at Primavera Cooks! Details: Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way; $125; 623-5111 ext. 101.

Saturday, Aug. 11

• Let local professionals and amateurs dazzle you with their talents in all types of dance: ballroom, country, Latin, and swing at the Summer Dance Expo presented by Studio West School of Dance. Details: 9 a.m-6:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; $5; 747-9464.

Wednesday to Sunday, Aug. 15-19

• Experience southeast Arizona birding at its best with field trips, workshops, natural history talks, vendors, live birds and more at the Tucson Audubon Bird & Wildlife Festival. Details: various times and locations; $8-$85; 629-0510 or www.tucsonaudubon.org.

Saturday to Sunday, Aug. 18-19  

• Browse the works of nearly 50 artists in oil paintings, sculpture, furniture, and jewelry along with a children’s activity booth at Loews Ventana Canyon Indoor Summer Arts & Crafts Festival presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Kiva Ballroom, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; free admission; 797-3959.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturday, Aug. 4

• Become an instant artist using paper, fabric, paint and embellishments to make trees and birds on two small canvases and then create unusual hangers for them with ribbons, beads and wire at the class Feathered Friends. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members; 326-9686.

• Bring your handheld GPS or Smartphone with geocaching application, learn the basics, and get some hands-on practice at Geocaching for Beginners with an interactive presentation and scavenger hunt presented by experienced geocacher John Smith. Details: 9:30-11 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Enjoy a performance of High Spirits, learn about the Native American flute, and experience firsthand how easy it is to play this instrument without any musical background at the Native American Flute Workshop and Sale presented by flutist and flute maker Odell Borg. Details: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required, discount on flute purchases; 622-6014.

• Explore organic landscape solutions with anti-microbial synthetic turf, non-toxic plant material and pet play structures at Petscapes presented by Realm’s Jason Isenberg. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members; 326-9686.

Sundays, Aug. 5, 12 & 19

• Listen to the Summer Lecture Series: Voices for Peace in a War-Filled Age presented by The University of Arizona Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church featuring guest speakers Division Director Dr. Susan Karant-Nunn and three graduate students. Details: 10:15-11:15 a.m.; Bloom Music Center, St. Philip’s in the Hills Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 299-6421.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

• Hear all about Edward F. Beale, Forgotten American Hero who played a critical role in the conquest of California, from amateur historian Bill Niehaus. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Wednesday, Aug. 8 & 22

• Discuss your project and discover creative writing techniques at a Writers’ Workshop presented by Alexis Powers. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Thursday, Aug. 9

• Get answers to all your questions about birds that are easily observed in your yard such as roadrunners, quail, doves and woodpeckers at Jeff Babson’s class Land Birds. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $23, $20 members; 326-9686.

Saturday, Aug. 11

• Learn about the beginnings of the city of Tucson as docent storyteller Jean Baxter makes history come alive at her presentation Stories of El Presidio San Agustin. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Tuesdays through Aug. 21

• Bring dog food/treats to support Hope Animal Shelter for $1 off your dog’s admission and meander around the grounds with your pooch at Dog Days of Summer. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; regular admission for humans, $3/dog; 326-9786 ext. 10.

Saturdays through Aug. 25

• 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, $3 ages 6-12; 883-2702.

Thursdays through Aug. 30

• Enjoy a beautiful sunset and see 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 stationed at two “Bat Bridges.” Details: 40 minutes prior to dusk; River Rd. & Campbell Ave. or Broadway Blvd. & Pantano Rd.; free; 883-2702.

OUTDOORS

Friday, Aug. 3

• Take a 6-mile guided hike to the Mt. Lemmon fire lookout house then on to an alpine meadow with an elevation gain of 1200 feet. Details: 9 a.m.; Mount Lemmon Catalina Hwy. milepost 24.9; free except for any Forest Service fees; 749-8700.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 6-9 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; for meeting location call 615-7855.

• Take an easy to moderate 2-4 mile Mt. Lemmon Wildflower Hike led by naturalist Meg Quinn. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; location to be announced; free but reservations required.; 615-7855.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Aug. 4

• Enjoy the Oro Valley Young People’s Concert with the true or false “Quiz Concert, How Musical Are You?” Details: 10 a.m.; Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; free.

• End the summer with a Back to School Video Game Party featuring a costume contest, food, and more. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 579-0303.

Sunday, Aug. 5

• Learn about Native American arts and culture in the exhibition “Tucson Collects: Spirit of the West,” then produce your own artwork inspired by traditions at Picture This! Art for Families: Native Arts for ages 6-12 and their adult companions. Details: 1 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free; 624-2333.

• Bring the kids for the Summer Story Series with local authors reading their books featuring Susan Lowell reading from “The Great Grand Canyon Time Train” followed by a craft project. Details: 2 p.m.; The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; included with museum admission; 881-0606.

Monday to Friday through Aug. 10

• Give the kids an understanding of the intricacies of plant life and admiration for the desert habitat through songs, stories, games, crafts, science projects, and garden exploration at Summer Camps at the Gardens for kindergarteners through 6th graders. Details: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (various dates and sessions by age groups); Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $200-$225; 326-9686.

Saturday, Aug. 11

• Bring the whole family for 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, Sahuarita; reservations required; 520-625-7736.

• Bring your flashlights and explore in the dark as the museum comes to life at the program Night at International Wildlife Museum. Details: 6-8 p.m.; 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd.; $8, $6 ages 4-12; 629-0100 ext.385.

Through Thursday, Aug. 23

• Learn basic glass fusing and cutting techniques at Fusing & Flaming Fun Summer Camp and make glass projects to take home for ages 12-18. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2-5 p.m.; Sonoran Glass Art Academy, 633 W. 18th St.; $335/two-day session; 884-7814.

Sundays through Sept. 2

• Bring the kids for hands-on fun with animals, physics, math and lasers at Science Sundays for families with young children. Details: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S. 6th Ave.; $2; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

Through Thursday, Aug. 9

• View the Murphey Gallery Art Show: Alan Jaffe and Tom Bulow featuring works in graphite, pastel, acrylics, charcoal and wood carvings. Details: 2-4 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave; free; 299-6421.

Through Sunday, Aug. 12

• View the exhibit Pollinators: the Art of Interdependence and the work of Halldor Hjalmarson in the Welcome Gallery. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Exhibit Hall, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

Through Friday, Aug. 31

• View the Western Round-up exhibit featuring Western paintings by Diana Madaras. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Madaras Gallery/Skyline, 3001 E. Skyline Dr., #101; 615-3001.

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