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Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

For Greater Glory (R)

Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)

Chernobyl Diaries (R)

Men in Black III (PG-13)

Men in Black III 3D (PG-13)

Battleship (PG-13)

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

The Dictator (R)

Dark Shadows (PG-13)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers 3D (PG-13)

Bernie (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

The Exorcist (1973) (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

For Greater Glory (R)

Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)

Men in Black III IMAX (PG-13)

Chernobyl Diaries (R)

Men in Black III (PG-13)

Men in Black III 3D (PG-13)

Battleship (PG-13)

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

The Dictator (R)

Dark Shadows (PG-13)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers 3D (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Three Stooges (PG)

American Reunion (R)

Mirror Mirror (PG)

Wrath of the Titans (PG-13)

John Carter (PG-13)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Safe House (R)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Piranha 3DD (R)

Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)

Chernobyl Diaries (R)

Men in Black III (PG-13)

Men in Black III 3D (PG-13)

Battleship (PG-13)

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

The Dictator (R)

Dark Shadows (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13)

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)


THEATER

Fridays & Saturdays, June 8-16

• Bring the whole family to the Youth @ Performing Arts presentation of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Flowing Wells High School Auditorium, 3725 N. Flowing Wells Rd.; $10-$15, $7 ages 3-17; 248-8372.

Fridays & Saturdays, June 8-23

• Catch a performance of the hilarious Neil Simon comedy Plaza Suite presented by the da Vinci Players of Studio Connections. Details: 7:30 p.m.; the Cabaret Theatre, Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $25-$28; 800-838-3006.

Saturday to Sunday, June 9-10

• Enjoy the 23rd Annual Summer Concert presented by Creative Dance Arts and Arizona Dance Theatre featuring all dance styles including contemporary, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. Details: 12 & 4 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $12; 887-5658 or 206-6986.

Thursday to Sunday, June 21-24

• Experience circus spectacles featuring dragon tribes from the far reaches of the earth at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Dragons. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m., 3 & 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 & 5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $11-$72; 800-745-3000.


MUSIC

Saturday, June 9

• Listen to the award-winning music of the Greg Morton Band 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.

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and listen to the Arizona Symphonic Winds Music in the Park under the direction of Laszlo Veres. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; free; 721-2068.

Sunday, June 10

• Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the Tucson Pops Orchestra’s Music under the Stars under the direction of Laszlo Veres featuring the Orchestral Highlights. Details: 7 p.m.; Reid Park, DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way; free.

Friday, June 15

• Enjoy way-out western humor and the revitalizing of western music in the genre of the old cowboys with modern-day icons Riders in the Sky. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $23-$50; 547-3040.

• Enjoy the blues and Louisiana R&B of the 50’s and 60’s performed by The Fremonts featuring Mighty Joe Milsap with special guest Bob Corritore presented by the Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation and Rhythm and Roots. Details: 8 p.m.; Sheraton Tucson Hotel, 5151 E. Grant Rd.; $20, $18 in advance; 319-9966.

• Recapture some memories with Kool and The Gang in Concert. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $35-$65; 800-745-3000.

Saturday, June 16

• Enjoy an intimate evening of song and storytelling with Roger McGuinn, solo guitar player and co-founder of the folk-rock band, The Byrds. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $20-$45; 547-3040.

Sunday, June 17

• Don’t miss the hard rock of the Scorpions with special guest Tesla. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $40-$70; 800-344-9435.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday to Sunday, June 8-10

• Enjoy tasty food, live music and more at Agua Linda Farm’s Garlic & Onion Festival to celebrate the site’s harvest. Details: 4-9 p.m.; 2643 E. Frontage Rd., Amado; $5/vehicle; 520-398-3218.

Saturday, June 9

• Calling all golfers to the annual Steve Engle Scholarship fund-raising golf tournament presented by the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce. Details: 6:30 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (tee time); Hilton El Conquistador Country Club, La Cañada Dr.; $125, $450/foursome; 297-2191.

Tuesday, June 12

• Help raise funds for the Arizona’s books-to-prisoners program Read Between the Bars at their Fifth Anniversary Fundraiser Celebration. Details: 5-10 p.m.; La Cocina Restaurant, Cantina, and Coffee Bar, 201 N. Court Ave.; 305-9304 or www.readbetweenthebars.com.

Saturday, June 16

• Help raise funds for the Children’s Museum Tucson at the 8th Annual Father’s Day Weekend Golf Classic. Details: 6:30 a.m.; registration, 7:30 a.m. shotgun start; Loews Ventana Canyon Mountain Course, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; $175, $700/foursome; 792-9985.


CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, June 7

• Interact with the scuba divers from the kelp forest off of Anacapa Island during a broadcast from the Oceans Day Live Feed presented by Channel Islands National Park. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Thursdays, June 7-Aug. 30

• Enjoy a beautiful sunset and see bats emerging from their roost with 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.

 

Saturday, June 9

• Paint and embellish two small decorative birdhouses to add to your garden or home at the class Home Tweet Home. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members, $12 under 12; 326-9686.

• Hear all about Life, Death, and Redemption in the Grand Canyon from Tom McDonald who hiked the shortest but steepest, most treacherous, and most remote route to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and became stranded when he couldn’t find his way back to the rim. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Wednesday, June 13

• See how you can make a difference in the community at the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN) Volunteer Orientation. Details: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $17; 299-6647.

• Explore how toads, tarantulas and other desert wildlife spring into action at Environmental Educator Sandy Reith’s presentation Monsoon Mysteries. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Listen to the Sky Island Alliance Community Speaker Series as regional authors, photographers, scientists, and advocates share their knowledge of and passion for the landscapes, peoples and cultures of the region. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Zuzi Theater, the Historic YWCA, 738 N. 5th Ave.; $5 suggested donation; 624-7080.

Thursday, June 14

• Learn to identify hummingbirds, basic aspects of their biology, and how to create your own backyard hummingbird garden at Sky Island Tours’ Jeff Babson’s class Hummingbirds: Flying Jewels. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $23, $20 members; 326-9686.

Mondays through July 27

• Sing over the summer with the Southern Arizona Women’s Summer Adult and Youth Chorus. Details: 5-6:30 p.m. (youth ages 13-19), 7-9 p.m. (adult); Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Rd.; $50; www.southernarizonawomenschorus.org.

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.


OUTDOORS

Saturday, June 9

• Take a guided Honey Bee Canyon Park Birding Walk with expert Marjorie Flory to spot Gambel’s quail, verdins, gnatcatchers, and other birds of the southwest desert. Details: 7-9 a.m.; Honey Bee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 615-7855.

• Bring your binoculars to a Sabino Canyon Guided Lizard Watching Walk for an easy one-hour stroll, a more difficult three-hour tour, or something in between. Details: 8-11 a.m.; Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; $5/vehicle parking pass; 749-8700.

Wednesday, June 13

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


CHILDREN

Friday, June 8

• Get a digital fingerprint, photo, and Child Safety Kit to take home at Operation Kidsafe. Details: 1-7 p.m.; Precision Toyota, 700 W. Wetmore Rd.; free; 548-1442

• Take the Lego Challenge-imagine it, build it at the Friday Fun Club. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

Saturday, June 9

• Take a Field Trip to Reid Park Zoo with the Sonoran Desert Kids Club featuring a program and time to explore on your own for ages 8-12. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Learn how to fold paper airplanes and then create your own unique red white and blue airplane and see how it flies for ages 10 and under at Tucson Mall Kids Club: Art with Nina. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Mall Kid’s Place, 4500 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 293-7330.

• Meet the very latest in bugs at Science Saturday: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs! presented by Megascience Meg. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free but required tickets will be handed out an hour before the program; 594-5200.

• Bring the whole family to the Capoeira Mandinga Tucson Show for the Afro-Brazilian martial art that contains elements of dance, song and percussion. Details: 3-3:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free but required tickets will be handed out a half-hour before the show; 229-5300.

• Bring the whole family to Moonlight Madness as the Titan Missile Museum Mad Scientists host seltzer rocket launchings, rocket launch control room visits, space food samplings, astronaut tests, and more. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Rd.; $7, children 12 and under free; 625-7736.

Tuesday, June 12

• Learn about Rita the Bird Dog’s travels to the Sonoran Desert using rhymes, songs and color photography at Saguaro, Sahuaro for ages 3-8. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Monday to Friday through July 27

• Imagine, explore, and create a weekly session of the Magical Mini Adventure Camp. Details: half or full day; The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell; $90-$175; 881-0606.

Saturdays through July 28

• Learn about job and career options, and enjoy activities to learn job skills with presentations by guest speakers from such fields as art, animals, business, science, healthcare, education, public safety, and public service at Youth Job Development and Readiness Workshop, Jr. for ages 10-13. Details: 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave.; free; 750-9667 ext. 231.

Monday to Wednesday through July 30

• Get your kids moving this summer with Summer Fitness Classes which help build strength, agility, coordination and confidence. Details: 11 a.m.-noon Monday/Wednesday; O2 Modern Fitness, 186 E. Broadway Blvd.; $40-$110; 623-2245.

Monday to Friday through Aug. 10

• Give the kids an understanding of the intricacies of plant life and admiration for the wonder of our 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.

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 Sunday, June 17

• View a diverse array of G-scale model locomotives both scratch-built and created from kits, loaned by members of the Tucson Garden Railway Society at the Brass Tracks and Smoke Stacks: G Scale Model Railroading exhibit. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; $9, $8 senior/military; $6 youth, members free; 881-0606.

Through Saturday, June 30

• View the Margarita Sunsets exhibit at the award-winning Madaras Gallery. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; 3001 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 101; free; 615-3001.


FILM

Friday, June 8

• Dine al fresco on the terrace and enjoy the film “The Wizard of Oz” at the Stars Under the Stars Outdoor Film Series. Details: 8:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; 299-2020.

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