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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

The Campaign (R)

Total Recall (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

Hope Springs (PG-13)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG-13)

The Watch (R)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 1-888-AMC4FUN

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

The Campaign (R)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG)

Hope Springs (PG-13)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)

The Dark Knight Rises IMAX (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13)

People Like Us (PG-13)

Prometeus (R)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG)

Battleship (PG-13)

Dark Shadows (PG-13)

Rock of Ages (PG-13)

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

The Campaign (R)

Total Recall (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

Hope Springs (PG-13)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG-13)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)

Brave (PG)

Madama Butterfly from San Francisco Opera


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, Aug. 16

• Enjoy traditional and nuevo tango music for flute/piano and flute duo at the St. Philip’s in the Hills Friends of Music concert El Tango Fresca: the Fain-Mantega Duo. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, Bloom Music Center, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 299-6421.

Friday, Aug. 17

• Enjoy contemporary Christian music performed by award-winning singer/songwriter Aaron Shust. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene, 500 W. Calle Concordia; $15-$25; 297-8297.

• Rock to an all-star cast from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s with reigning godfather of funk George Clinton & The Masters of Funk including The Bar-Kays, Sugarfoot’s Ohio Players, Confunkshun, The Dazz Band, The Mary Jane Girls, Slave and Cameo. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $25-$55; 800-344-9435.

Saturday, Aug. 18

• Enjoy the Lost Eighties Tour as A Flock of Seagulls, John Waite, When in Rome UK, The Motels, Naked Eyes, Animotion, Gene Loves Jezebel and The Escape Club share the stage at the AVA Amphitheater. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $20-$40; 800-344-9435.

Sunday, Sept. 2

• Enjoy Desert Heat with a Jazz Beat featuring the sounds of funky pop to the classic traditional jazz of saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa and the vocals of Tucson favorite Crystal Stark. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; $35, $25 members and military; $20 students; 903-1265.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

• Hearken back to the cornerstone of rock ‘n roll with the music of legendary singer-songwriters Crosby, Stills and Nash with songs that convey emotional truths and social consciousness in equal measure. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol Ava Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $27-$176; 800-344-9435.

Friday, Sept. 7

• Forget your troubles and spend an evening listening to the special country music of Neal McCoy. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $25-$65; 800-344-9435.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Aug. 16

• Come to the Ribbon pARTy to benefit the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and view decorated 12” wood ribbons created by local celebrities and artists for an online auction. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr., #101; 615-3001.

• Enjoy hot bands and cool artists at Twilight Third Thursday featuring The El Camino Royales and Patricia Katchur. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $9, $5 members, $4 children; 326-9686.

Saturday to Sunday, Aug. 18-19

• Help promote literacy and support Tucson’s public libraries at the Friends of the Library Book Sale where you can find used books at great prices. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club Rd.; free admission; 795-3763.

• 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.

Sunday, Aug. 19

• 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: Tavolino, 2890 E. Skyline Dr.; $125; 623-5111 ext. 101.

Through Sunday, Aug. 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.

Monday, Aug. 20

• Watch the flags go up and see the cannon fire at Tucson’s Birthday Flag Raising Ceremony. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, 133 W. Washington St.; free; 837-8119.

Saturday, Aug. 25

• Take the Salsa Culinary Challenge and sample professional and amateur salsa recipes, enjoy live Mariachi music, Ballet Folklorico La Paloma, Tesoro, and children’s activities presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 5 p.m.; La Encantada Shopping Center Courtyard, Skyline Dr. & Campbell Ave.; $20; 797-3959.

• Take the Tequila Challenge with gourmet food and tequila pairings from local restaurants, tequila tastings, Latin music, and Flamenco to benefit the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and the Community Food Bank. Details: 6 p.m.; La Encantada Shopping Center, Skyline Dr. & Campbell Ave.; $70; 797-3959.

Friday, Aug. 17

• Let Dr. Bill Fry tell you all about his Love Affair with Books and Libraries. Details: 1-2:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, Aug. 18

• Create a string of six small canvas prayer flags with birds, insects and flowers to decorate your home or garden at the class Prayer Flags: The Birds and the Bees suitable for the whole family. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members, $12 under 12; 326-9686.

• Learn about Legacies of the Past: Arizona Women Who Made History presented by Jan Cleere. Details: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Pack your bags and join travel writer Lili DeBarbieri for a journey into the rural west, south of the Gila Rivers corners to experience southwestern heritage, culture, and cuisine at Southern Arizona’s Historic Farms and Ranches Presentation and Book Signing. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• See live raptor demonstrations at Flights of Fancy featuring a red-tailed hawk and great horned owl from Forever Wild Rehabilitation Center. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with garden admission $8 adults, $4 children; 326-9686.

Sunday, Aug. 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

• Learn how to create an environment that will attract birds and butterflies to your home landscape by understanding their needs for food, water, sunlight, and space with common local birds and butterflies illustrated on colorful slides at environmental educator Meg Quinn’s presentation Gardening for Birds and Butterflies. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

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

Saturday & Wednesday, Aug. 18 & 22

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 7-10 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

• Escape the heat and take a Mt. Lemmon Birding Walk with expert Liz Harrison to see zone-tailed hawks, broad-tailed and rufous hummingbirds, and summer breeding birds such as the painted redstart, Grace’s warbler, and red-faced warbler. Details: 8-10 a.m.; 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.


CHILDREN

Thursday, Aug. 16

• Challenge your library knowledge with games and entertaining glimpses of past programs and events at Blast from the Past: 10 Years of Fun at the Oro Valley Public Library for ages 6-12. Details: 4-5 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, Aug. 18

• Create books of your own and receive a new book and goodie bag at Books! Books! Children’s Craft Program for ages 6-12. Details: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Calling all dancers to the Meet and Greet at Creative Dance Arts for ages 6-9 who would like to participate in the annual Nutcracker Ballet in December. Details: 2 p.m.; AZ Dance Theatre and Creative Dance Arts, 5741 N. Oracle Rd.; 887-5658.

• Bring the whole family and watch the film “A Dolphin’s Tale” while floating in the pool at the Dive-In Movie. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Marana Municipal Pool, 13250 N. Lon Adams Rd.; free.


VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, Aug. 18

• Meet artist of the month Charlie Mattingly at the Artist Reception in the Kiva Gallery and view his exhibit of Scenic Hiking Photos of Tucson. Details: 3:45-5 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

Through Sunday, Aug. 26

• Visit the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild’s Watch our Walls exhibit featuring artists in various media. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 5-8 p.m. Friday; 5605 E. River Rd., Suite 131; free; 299-7294.

Through Friday, Aug. 31

• Browse the Western Round-up of the works of Diana Madaras. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr.; free; 615-3001.


FILM

Thursdays through Oct. 25

• Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy Movies Under the Stars at Cinema La Placita. Details: 7:30 p.m.; 110 S. Church Ave., La Placita Village courtyard; $3 donation; 326-5282.

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