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Posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 4:00 am

THEATER

Friday to Sunday,July 11-27

• Laugh out loud at the wild, wacky Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Red Barn Theatre Company, 948 N. Main Ave.; $13-$16; 887-6239.

Friday to Sunday,July 11-Aug. 24

• Catch a performance of Peré Summers’ comedy The Stripper, The Wrestler, and Messages from Space. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; the Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave., Suite 154; $16-$18; 260-6442.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, July 10

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the Latin-style rhythm and blues of Annon and the Late Show 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 and Tangerine Roads; free; 797-3959.

 

Friday, July 11

• Enjoy Friday Night Live! at Main Gate Square featuring the Latin acoustic duo Reno Del Mar performing original guitar and violin music in a wide range of styles presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7-9 p.m.; 814 E. University Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy the Sizzling Summer Sounds Cabaret Series featuring the Original Wildcat Jass Band performing toe-tapping traditional New Orleans and Chicago jazz. Details: 9 p.m.; Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive; $30-$50; 800-933-1093 or 882-9721.

 

Saturday, July 12

• Listen to the music of Espinoza Paz at the AVA Amphitheater. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $40; 800-344-9435.

 

Saturday to Sunday,

July 12-13

• Go on a musical journey with the Triple Threat – Great Ladies of Blues at the Sizzling Summer Sounds Cabaret Series featuring Katherine Byrnes, Julie Anne Boos, and Crystal Stark. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive; $30-$50; 800-933-1093 or 882-9721. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Sunday, July 13

• Enjoy the creative cuisine of Tucson chefs Brian Smith (Acacia) and Dave Valencia (Agustín Kitchen) for the 2nd Sanar Pop Up Dinner: Progressive Southwest. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Acacia, 3001 E. Skyline Drive, #133; $75; 232-0101 or www.sanarfood.com.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Saturday, July 12

• Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of people living with HIV at the Volunteer Orientation for the Tucson Interfaith HIV/Aids Network (TIHAN). Details: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $17 (includes food and materials); registration required, 299-6647 or www.tihan.org.  

• Enjoy Cool Summer Nights at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as nocturnal creatures come to life and enjoy special activities with this week’s theme Full Moon Festival – Art and Music featuring music by members of the Tucson Pops Orchestra, puppet-making, drawing, and photography. Details: 5-10 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; $19.50; $15.50 youth; $6 children; 883-2702 or www.desertmuseum.org.

 

Thursday, July 24

• Dream about fall plantings at expert Marylee Pangman’s class Creating Magic in a Potted Garden Room. Details:  8:30-10 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members; 326-9686. 

• Meet some Sensational Serpents of Southern Arizona and take a look at many of the 47 species found locally at this family-friendly class which includes live animals. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members, $8 children; 326-9686.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Friday, July 11

• Take a 5.2 mile guided hike from Summerhaven on the Turkey Run Road to the top of the ski lift with an elevation gain of 1,100 feet. Details: 9 a.m.; meet Mount Lemmon Catalina Highway milepost 25; free except for any Forest Service fees; 749-8700.

 

Saturday, July 12

• Explore the nighttime world of nocturnal birds at Nature Night: Owling Walk. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Road; free; 615-7855.

 

Sunday, July 13

Run with the Roosters at the Everyone Runs, Everyone Walks 5-miler at Old Tucson. Details: 5 a.m.; more information and registration at www.everyoneruns.net or 797-7867.

 

Monday, July 14

Go Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands with a local expert to see the great variety of bird life that inhabits this urban birding hotspot. Details: 7:30-9 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Drive; free; 615-7855.

 

CHILDREN

 

Thursdays, July 10-31

• Sing a song, listen to a story, and create a small craft item to take home at Summer Stories for children ages 3-8. Details: 11 a.m.-noon; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; 622-6014.

 

Saturday, July 12

• Time to hoop it up at the AZ Knights 3 on 3 Tournament for girls and boys ages 11-14. Details: 7 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. games; Marana Middle School, 11279 W. Grier Road; $75/team; 255-6012 or jjackson2726@yahoo.com.

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

 

Saturday to Sunday,

July 12-13

• Enjoy the Great American Youth Summer Camp Performers production of the classic children’s tale Charlotte’s Web. Details: 3 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday; Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road; $10, $5 children; 512-5145.

 

FILM

 

Thursday, July 10

• Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a classic movie under the stars at the outdoor movie series Cinema La Placita with this week’s feature Harold and Maude. Details: 7:30 p.m.; La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave.; $3 suggested donation; 326-5282.

 

HEALTH

 

Wednesday, July 16

• Get tips from the Pima Council on Aging and the Arizona Well Institute at a six-week Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop. Details: 1 p.m.; Marana Health Care Center, 13395 N. Marana Main St., Bldg. B; $20, $30/couple for entire 6-week workshop.

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