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Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 4:00 am

THEATER

 

Friday, June 7

• Enjoy the Spotlight Youth Productions’ presentation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. Details: 7 p.m.; Flowing Wells High School, Pedicone Performing Arts Center, 3725 N. Flowing Wells Road; $10-$15; 360-9812.

 

Sunday, June 9

• Catch a performance of the Waypoint Theatre Company’s The Ark geared towards men and what it means to leave a legacy. Details: 6:30 p.m.; New Life Bible Fellowship, 4900 W. Cortaro Farms Road; $5; 887-6447.

 

MUSIC

 

Friday, June 7

• Don’t miss the Master of Madness Tour featuring Alice Cooper with Marilyn Manson. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $35-$75; 800-344-9435. 

 

Saturday, June 8

• Listen to David Grisman’s Bluegrass Experience. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $25-$55; 547-3040.

• Sit back and reminisce as The British Invasion takes you back to the music from 1964 to 1968 from bands such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and many more. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818. 

 

Sunday, June 9

• Tap your toes and stomp your feet at the Bluegrass Jam featuring the newly-formed group Saguaro Sunset. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; The ROC, Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Road; free will offering; 297-3095.

 • Bring a lawn chair and listen to the Tucson Pops Orchestra under the direction of Laszlo Veres featuring the 1812 Overture. Details: 7 p.m.; Reid Park, DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way; free.

 

Wednesday, June 12

• Clap your hands and stomp your feet as the Presidio Boys recreate hits of favorite vocal groups including the Oak Ridge Boy and Statler Brothers at A Salute To Country Gospel. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818. 

 

Thursday, June 13

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the classic country and rock-and-roll of the  Greg Spivey Band at the Oro Valley Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Century Theatres Courtyard, Oracle & Tangerine Roads; free; 797-3959.

 

Friday, June 14 

• Listen to the blue-grass and jazz fusion of Noctrane featuring some Irish/Celtic fiddling by John White. Details: 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $18, $15 members; 622-6014. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday, June 6

• Help raise funds at Art from the Heart to benefit Hospice Charitable Fund of Central Arizona. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Via Elegante, 5643 N. Via Latigo; free admission; 421-2157.

 

Friday to Sunday, June 7-9

• Discover the latest in home innovations and remodeling, see demonstrations, attend workshops, and enjoy entertainment at the Pima County Home & Garden Show. Details: noon-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; $8, under 16 free; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; www.ticketmaster.com.

• Celebrate the harvest at the Garlic, Onion & Music Festival at Agua Linda Farm with food and live music. Details: 4-9 p.m.; 2643 E. Frontage Road, Amado; $8; 520-398-3218.

 

Saturday, June 8

• Don’t miss the Weird Plant Sale with rare, unusual or downright strange cacti and succulents along with a selection of offbeat, locally hand-made pottery. Details: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; 326-9686. 

• Enjoy Splash! presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance featuring fashion, music, creative food and cocktails from local restaurants, with local artists creating paintings onsite for auction or sale to support arts education programs in local schools. Details: 6-10 p.m.; La Encantada Shopping Mall, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; $70; 797-3959.

Saturday to Sunday, June 8-9

• Help raise funds to benefit NFL player Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors at Timberwork Lumberjack Show featuring axe-throwing, log rolling, and other nostalgic logging competitions of the early 1900s. Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen, 7265 N. La Cholla Blvd.; $5 or $20/group of 5; 219-8528 or www.TimberworksLumberjackShow.com.

 

Thursday, June 13

• Bring the whole family to the Monsoon Awareness Safety Fair featuring local safety organizations and fire departments. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 747-7575.

 

CLASSES & 

PROGRAMS

 

Thursdays, June 6-Aug. 29

• Bring the whole family to Bat Bridge Discovery to see bats emerging from their roost to navigate the night sky chasing their insect prey with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum docents stationed at the “Bat Bridges” with bat detectors, materials, and answering questions. Details: sunset; River Road & Campbell Avenue or Pantano Road & 22nd Street; free; 883-2702.

 

Saturday, June 8

• View a demonstration on Making Keepsake Boxes and Tooth Fairy Boxes by the Southern AZ Woodturners. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Flowing Wells High School Auto Shop, 3600 N. Flowing Wells Road; free; 818-0446 or www.sazwa.org.

• Learn about the ocean and actions to help conserve it at World Oceans Day. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way; included with zoo admission; 837-8187.

• Upgrade your skills at a Field Photography Workshop with live reptiles presented by Cecil and Carol Schwalbe. Details: 9:30 a.m.-noon; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; reservations required; 622-6014.  

• Bring the whole family for Steam Pump Ranch Father’s Day Activities with ranch tours and an opportunity for kids to create a unique bird feeder for dad. Details: 11 a.m.; Steam Pump Ranch, 10555 N. Oracle Road; free; www.orovalleyaz.gov.

 

 

Wednesday, June 12

• Learn all about Monsoon Mysteries and how desert wildlife springs into action during this much anticipated time of year presented by Sandy Reith from Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Experiment with native plant materials to make your own cordage and discover foods and tools that have existed in your desert backyard for hundreds of years at Sonoran Supermarket presented by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Details: 3-4 p.m.; Geasa-Marana Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road; free; 594-5259.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Wednesday, June 12

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

 

CHILDREN

 

Thursday, June 6

• Take part in a NASA style launch of model rockets at Hands on Science - Rocket Demo presented by Mad Science. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free but tickets required and handed out 30 minutes before the show; 594-5580.

• Play all kinds of table top games from classics like Chess to newer games like Munchkin at the TableTop Game Smackdown for teens. Details: 6-7 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free; 594-5200.

Friday, June 7

• Perform a short play at the Friday Fun Club: Readers Theater. Details: 2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free but tickets available one hour before program; 594-5200.

• Learn some tricks at the Magic Show and Workshop mixing magic, juggling and comedy. Details: 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Geasa-Marana Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road; free; 594-5259.

 

Saturday, June 8

• Beat the heat and tour the Titan Missile Museum by the light of the full moon at Moonlight Madness with special activities for kids including launching seltzer rockets, sampling space food and taking the astronaut test. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Road; $7, under 12 free; 625-7736.

 

Monday to Thursday, June 10-13, & 17-20; July 8-11 & 15-18

• Get hands-on, in-depth education about animal care and handling at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s Dog Days in the Desert summer program for ages 6-14 with sessions for different age groups. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 3465 E. Kleindale Road; $225/session; 321-3704, ext. 142.

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, June 6 

• Get some tips on how you can Sleep your Way to Better Health at the Commit to be Fit lecture series. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, Classrooms A and B; free; 866-694-9355.

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