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Posted: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 4:00 am | Updated: 9:24 am, Wed Jul 4, 2012.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D (PG)

The Amazing Spider-Man 3D (PG-13)

The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)

Magic Mike (R)

People Like Us (PG-13)

Ted (R)

That’s Entertainment (G)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D (R)

Brave (PG)

Brave 3D (PG)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (R)

Rock of Ages (PG-13)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 3D (PG)

Prometheus 3D (R)

Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D (PG)

The Amazing Spider-Man IMAX (PG-13)

The Amazing Spider-Man 3D (PG-13)

The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)

Magic Mike (R)

People Like Us (PG-13)

Ted (R)

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (PG-13)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D (R)

Brave (PG)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 3D (PG)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Five-Year Engagement (R)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG)

The Raven (R)

The Lucky One (PG-13)

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

The Three Stoooges (PG)

Mirror Mirror (PG)

Wrath of the Titans (PG-13)

21 Jump Street (R)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

The Smurfs (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Amazing Spider-Man 3D (PG-13)

The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)

Magic Mike (R)

People Like Us (PG-13)

Ted (R)

Tyle Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (PG-13)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D (R)

Brave (PG)

Brave 3D (PG)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (R)

Rock of Ages (PG-13)

That’s My Boy (R)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)

Prometheus (R)

Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)

Men in Black III (PG-13)

 


 

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

Thursday & Saturday, July 5 & 7

• Listen to award-winning singer Amanda McBroom pay tribute to the great songs of the silver screen at the Sizzling Summer Sounds Cabaret Series presented by the Invisible Theatre. Details: 8 p.m.; Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St.; $35; 882-9721.

Friday, July 6

• Enjoy the Friday Night Live Jazz Summer Concert Series featuring the music of Cool Breeze 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.

Friday & Sunday, July 6 & 8

• Let an acclaimed international cabaret star sweep you away with his stylish salute to Irving Berlin as Steve Ross is Puttin’ on the Ritz at the Sizzling Summer Sounds Cabaret Series presented by the Invisible Theatre. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St.; $35; 882-9721.

Saturday, July 7

• Enjoy the Tucson Jazz Society concert featuring keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber and trumpeter Gabriel Mark Hasselbach. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; $35, $25 members, $20 students; 903-1265.

Sunday, July 8

• Enjoy the St. Philip’s In The Hills Friends of Music concert Desert Mountain Brass: A Summer Brass Bouquet featuring brass classics to jazz to popular. Details: 2 p.m.; St. Philip’s In The Hills Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 299-6421.

 

Wednesday, July 11

• Don’t miss Willie Nelson & Family, recognized world wide for transcending musical genres and remaining relevant over 5 decades. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $49-$138; 547-3040.

• Listen to country hits from the 20’s through the 90’s performed by Robert Shaw and Kaci Bays, “The Sweetheart of Branson” at Classic Country Jukebox. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Dr.; $30, $25 in advance; 818-1000.

• Don’t miss rock legends Chicago and The Doobie Brothers sharing the stage for an evening of classic rock hits spanning both artists’ extensive repertoire of chart topping and award winning hits. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $40-$150; 800-344-9435.

Saturday, July 14

• Listen to the regionally and nationally known musicians the Sonoran Hot Dogs 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.

Sunday, July 15 

• Listen to the gritty voice and charismatic persona Joe Cocker and Billboard favorites Huey Lewis and the News perform their greatest hits. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $40-$125; 800-344-9435. 

Wednesday, July 18 

• Enjoy the music of trail-blazing female rock star Pat Benatar and songwriter/guitarist Neil Giraldo performing hits from the pop charts throughout the 80’s. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $50-$60; 547-3040.

 

 


SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, July 7

• Learn about legends, lore, and natural history at presentations along with Tohono O’odham basket-weaving, critter displays, and saguaro syrup at the Ha:san Bak Saguaro Harvest Celebration. Details: 10 a.m.; Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail; $5/vehicle; 647-7121.

 Sunday, July 8

• Jump into your mean machine and cruise over to The Loft for a special screening of the 1950 drag race flick Hot Rod and a Vintage Car Show. Details: 10 a.m.; 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.; $6, $5 members; 795-0844.

• Have Brunch with Diana Madaras and view an extensive collection of her work. Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr., #101; free but reservations required; 615-3001.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturday, July 7

• Bring trinkets from home and add some provided to make a magpie’s nest from twigs, beads, jute, feathers, beads and glittery things to hold your dreams at the class Home Tweet Home Nesting Instincts. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members, $12 under 12; 326-9686.

Wednesday, July 11

• Discover creative writing techniques for essays, short stories, novels or a memoir for your grandchildren at the Writers’ Workshop presented by Alexis Powers. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Discover the enormous variety of Cacti of the Desert Southwest and learn about pollination strategies, general ecology, and traditional uses of local cacti presented by environmental educator Meg Quinn. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Saturday, July 14

• Learn about simple and effective ways to reduce water consumption including zoning, grading and modern technologies from Realm’s Certified Water Auditor Ezra Roati at his class Smart Landscape Irrigation. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members; 326-9686. 


OUTDOORS

Friday, July 6

• Explore cool, shaded trails on a guided Cienega Creek Nature Walk. Details: 7-8:30 a.m.; Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 Wednesday, July 11

• 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.

 

 


CHILDREN

 Thursday, July 5

• Come to Magic The Gathering Tournament, receive 2 free packs just for entering, and a chance to win great prizes. Details: 5:30 p.m. registration, 6:30-7:30 p.m. tournament; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 579-0303.

 Friday, July 6

• 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.

• Bring the whole family to view your favorite animals, play games, make crafts and more at Summer Safari Nights. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way; $7.50, $5 children; 881-4753 ext. 19. 

Saturday, July 7

• Enjoy the Oro Valley Young People’s Concert featuring “What Is Sonata Form?” a film series of TV broadcasts from the 1960’s that featured Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. Details: 10 a.m.; Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; free.

• Experience the wonder of the animal kingdom with live ambassadors from Reid Park Zoo and discover what makes each animal special and how it survives in the wild at Zoo to You. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free but required tickets will be available one hour before program; 594-5200.

• Enjoy a cool evening of crafts, a scavenger hunt and live reptile demonstrations at Pack Night – Sizzlin’ Summer Nights. Details: 6-8 p.m.; International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd.; $8, $6 ages 4-12; 629-0100 ext. 385.

Monday to Friday, July 9-20

• Learn to sing, dance, act and make music to perform a show at the end of the week at Oh My Glee Summer Camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 15. Details: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tucson Girls Chorus Rehearsal Hall, 4020 E. River Rd.; $230; 577-6064 ext. 7004.

 Tuesday to Friday, July 10-13

• Explore the butterfly garden and river park trails, and enjoy activities that blend science study and mixed-media art projects at the Tucson’s River of Words – Summer Day Camp for ages 8-12. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Rd.; $40; 615-7855.

 Wednesday, July 11

• Hear desert-related theme stories, play a game or do an activity and make a craft to take home for accompanied children ages 3 to 7 at Sabino Canyon Summer StoryTime. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; free with $5 parking pass; 749-8700. 

 Monday through Friday, July 16-20

• Introduce kids to the sport of Triathlon with a 5-day Tri-Camp for Kids including swimming, running and biking plus lectures about nutrition, technique, training, injury prevention and more. Details: 12:30-3 p.m.; O2 Modern Fitness, 186 E. Broadway Blvd. or Mid Valley Athletic Club, 140 S. Tucson Blvd.; $150/session; 623-2245.

Monday to Friday through July 27

• Imagine, explore, and create at 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.

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.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Sunday to Thursday, July 8-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. Opening Reception 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8.

Through Sunday, July 29

• View the works of artist Valerie Galloway whose roots and influences come from her French mother and aunt as well as old American TV shows and a love of all things botanical. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, Porter Hall Gallery, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with garden admission $8 adults, $4 children; 326-9686.

• View the July Celebration of Art exhibit with more than 18 artists in various mediums. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Gallery, 5605 E. River Rd., Suite 131; free; 299-7294. 

Through Saturday, June 1, 2013

• View the exhibit Basketry Treasured presented in honor of the state’s centennial with examples of the ancient and abiding Arizona tradition of native basketry. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Arizona State Museum/University of Arizona, 1013 E. University Blvd.; $5, under 17 free; 626-8381.

 


 

FILM

Saturday, July 7

• See Arizona in all four seasons from the air and from the ground in the film Arizona—A State of Wonder with mountains, lakes, snow deserts, cactus blooms, wildlife, cliff dwellings, petroglyphs, and dramatic sunsets. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

 

 

 

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