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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Savages (R)

Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG)

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)

Brave (PG)

To Rome with Love (R)

Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG)

A Clockwork Orange (R)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Savages (R)

Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG)

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)

Brave (PG)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)

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

Prometheus (R)

Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Battleship (PG-13)

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

The Dictator (R)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG)

The Lucky One (PG-13)

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

The Three Stooges (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)

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Savages (R)

Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG)

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)

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

Brave (PG)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)

Prometheus (R)

Men in Black III (PG-13)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)

Hop (PG)

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, July 12

• Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the smooth jazz of Butch Diggs & Friends 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 Rds.; free; 797-3959.

Saturday, July 14

• Listen to 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

• Escape the heat outdoors and spend a cool afternoon relaxing to romantic summer favorites from opera, operetta, and music theater at the St. Philip’s in the Hills Friends of Music concert The Joys of Summer. Details: 2 p.m.; St Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave; suggested donation $15; 299-6421.

• 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.

Tuesday, July 31

• Enjoy the music of Earth, Wind & Fire who celebrate a career spanning over four decades breaking all musical genre boundaries. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $31-$76; 800-344-9435.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Saturday, July 14

• Enjoy live music, refreshments and speakers John R. Gentile and Katie Iverson with a slide presentation on the Whales of Baja. Details: 7 p.m.; Blue Raven Gallery & Gifts, Many Hands Courtyard, 3054 N. First Ave.; free; 405-3657.

Saturday to Sunday, July 14-15 & 21-22

• Enjoy hot roasted sweet corn and a day of family fun on the farm picking corn and other vegetables at the Sweet Corn Extravaganza. Details: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins, 6405 W. Williams Rd., Willcox; 520-384-4685.

Thursday, July 12

• Bring the whole family to the Foothills Optimist Club’s Pizza Fundraiser Party with rides, games, drawings, raffles, and door prizes to benefit our community’s youth. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Peter Piper Pizza, 7621 N. Oracle Rd.; www.FoothillsOptimistClubOfTucson.com.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Saturday, July 14 

• Learn how to assemble a basic drip irrigation system, maintain it, install a timer, and develop a schedule for an automated system at WaterSmart: Residential Drip Irrigation. Details: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free but reservations required; 626-5161.

• Learn about simple and complex water harvesting methods, gray water usage regulations and water budgeting at the WaterSmart: Rainwater Harvesting workshop. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free but reservations required; 626-5161.

• Get historian Jim Turner’s account of a 1931 sensational celebrity trial at his presentation Tucson Professor Shoots Cheating Husband—Louise Foucar Marshall Trial. Details: noon & 2  p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• 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. 

• Bring your furry little friends and have a drawing of you and your pet done by a local artist at the Pet Caricature event. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 579-0303.

• Learn how to turn your home or office into a sanctuary that makes you feel in control instead of overwhelmed with professional organizer Ori Parnaby’s class Chaos to Calm. Details: 3-4 p.m.; Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free; 791-4010.

Tuesday, July 17

• Learn about the massacres, mayhem and mischief caused by notorious outlaws during Arizona’s territorial period author Jan Cleere’s presentation Desperado Trails: Outlaws on the Arizona Frontier. Details: 6-7 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300..

Thursday, July 19

• Continue a tour through the world of songbirds with Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours at his class Songbirds Part 2: Thrushes to Tanagers. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15, $12; 326-9686.

Saturday, July 21

• Bring your collection of rocks, feathers, nests, twigs, shells, dried flowers, and add some from an amble through the gardens to assemble a beautiful boxed nature montage at the class Nature in a Box. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members; 326-9686.

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

 

Friday, July 13

• Bring lunch and take a 5-mile guided hike on the Butterfly trail to Novio Falls with an elevation gain of 1200 feet. Details: 9 a.m.; Mt. Lemmon Catalina Hwy. milepost 22.8; free except for any Forest Service fees; 749-8700.

Saturday, July 14

• 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, July 18

• Go Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands with expert John Higgins. Details: 7:30-9 a.m.; 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

CHILDREN

 

Friday, July 13

• Make a bracelet using an embroidery technique at Crafternoon: Friendship Bracelets for ages 13-18. Details: noon-2 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Rd., Suite 105; free; 594-5345.

• Learn to be a library ninja, execute an obstacle course, fold a paper shuriken and get a ninja name at the Friday Fun Club. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free but required tickets will be available one hour before program; 594-5200.

Saturday, July 14

• Feel like a real chef by decorating a chef hat that you can wear for fun in the kitchen at Art with Nina for ages 10 and under. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Mall Kid’s Place Area, 4500 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 293-7330. 

• Beat the heat and take aMoonlight Madness Tour of 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. Details: 5-9 p.m.; 1580 W. Duval Mine Rd.; $7, members and 12 years and under free; 625-7736.

Monday, July 16

• Prepare for your written driver’s test at the AAA Arizona Permit Prep 101 class for teens. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free but reservations required; 258-0518 or vvinyard@arizona.aaa.com.

Monday – 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.

Wednesday, July 18

• Learn about the air pollutants the area, how they may affect our health, and make and launch Awesome Air & Stomp Rockets for grade K-6. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free but required tickets will be available a half-hour prior to the program; 229-5300.

Thursday, July 19

• Take an imaginary Walk through the Desert to discover hidden animals and plants presented by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free but required tickets will be available one hour before program; 594-5200.

 

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.

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

 

Saturday, July 14

• View an exhibit of Photo Inspired Art in the Kiva Gallery and meet photographer Donald Knight and artists Deanna Thibault, Francheskaa, Judy Constantine, Sylvia Herrera, and Pam Cheeseman at the Artists’ Reception. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014. Exhibit continues through July 31.

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 Thursday, 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.

FILM

 

Saturday, July 14

• Learn how to protect your family and your community from exploitation at the screening of Sex Plus Money, a National Search for Human Worth followed by a Q&A with activists working the field. Details: 2 p.m.; Grace Community Church, 9755 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 575-1444.

Wednesday, July 18 

• Take a trip into Canyon de Chelly to learn how petroglyphs and pictographs explain the history of the Canyon’s residents with stories told by the Navajos themselves in the film Canyon de Chelly—American History, Heritage, and Tradition. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Saturday, July 21 

Let Those Who Came Before transport you to some of the most spectacular archeological sites in the American Southwest, where the compelling cultural legacy of Pre-Columbian Puebloan peoples has been unearthed and preserved; filmed on location at national park sites throughout the Southwest, including Aztec Ruins, Bandelier, Casa Grande Ruins, Canyon de Chelly, Chaco Culture, Gila Cliff Dwellings, Mesa Verde, Montezuma Castle, Navajo, Pecos, Petrified Forest, and Tuzigoot. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

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