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Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:31 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Hangover (R)

Land of the Lost (PG-13)

My Life in Ruins (PG-13)

Drag Me to Hell (PG-13)

Up (PG)

Up in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG)

Terminator Salvation (PG-13)

Angels & Demons (PG-13)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

The Hangover (R)

Land of the Lost (PG-13)

Drag Me to Hell (PG-13)

Up (PG)

Up in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

Dance Flick (PG-13)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG)

Terminator Salvation (PG-13)

Angels & Demons (PG-13)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Next Day Air (R)

State of Play (PG-14)

Observe and Report (R)

Fast & Furious (PG-13)

The Haunting in Connecticut (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Tale of Despereaux (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Hangover (R)

Land of the Lost (PG-13)

Drag Me to Hell (PG-13)

Up in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG)

Terminator Salvation (PG-13)

Angels & Demons (PG-13)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (PG)

The Ant Bully (PG)

THEATER

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, JUNE 12-21

• Enjoy the shipboard musical mystery Commander Hastings, Murder at the Equator . Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Top Hat Theatre, 3110 E. Fort Lowell Road; $16; 326-6800.

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY, JUNE 12-AUGUST 8

• Win a prize for being the super sleuth winner at the interactive comedy-murder mystery Murder at Magic Manor with dinner included. Details: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater, 4656 E. First Street; $35; 624-0172.

MUSIC

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

• Enjoy legendary rockers America in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; Desert Diamond Entertainment Center, I-19 & Pima Mine Road; $25-45, $20-$40 in advance; 800-745-3000.

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

• Listen to a country/folk concert by Slaid Cleaves - Twangy Country and Dust Bowl Folk . Details: 8 p.m.; Old Town Artisans, 201 N. Court; $20, $17 in advance; 319-9966.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY, JUNE 11-12

• Help the Casas Adobes Elks Lodge 2663 and Casas Adobes Post 73 of the American Legion prepare for Flag Day Ceremonies on June 14 by dropping off worn or used American flags to be disposed of by burning. Details: after 3 p.m.; 4684 N. Highway Drive; 690-1923.

THURSDAYS, JUNE 11-AUGUST 27

• Cool off with live entertainment and food under the stars at Twilight Thursdays . Details: 5-9 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 adults, $3 children; $3.50 adult/$1.50 children members; 326-9686.

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

• Celebrate Flag Day with the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge 2815 and SaddleBrooke featuring guest speakers and performances by the Coyote Country and Hi-Horse Cloggers. Details: 9 a.m.; SaddleBrooke Clubhouse, 64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd.; free; 825-8582.

• Win great prizes and enjoy refreshments at the Hughes Federal Credit Union anniversary celebration . Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 971 W. Wetmore Road; free; 794-8341.

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

• Check out the antique car show presented by the Tucson Model A Ford Club at Fairwinds Desert Point. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 10701 N. La Reserve Drive, free; 498-1111.

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

• Enjoy the DeGrazia Centennial Festival , outdoor music featuring performances by Mariachi Tesoro de Tucson; Domingo DeGrazia and his Spanish-Guitar Band; and the award-winning Ellington Big Band playing compositions Ted DeGrazia wrote in the 1930s and '40s when he was a student at the University of Arizona studying music and art. Details: 6-9 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road; free; 299-9191.

THROUGH FRIDAY, JULY 3

• Get an historic overview of Hopi basket-making traditions , types and techniques; including tips on "reading" and identifying distinguishing katsina iconography, and examples of historic and contemporary works. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays; Arizona State Museum, 1031 E. University Blvd.; $3 suggested donation; 621-6302.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, JUNE 11

• Get tips on rainwater harvesting techniques for residential and commercial properties to make beneficial use of rainwater run-off and reduce soil erosion at the Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site Tour . Details: 8 a.m.; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 622-3861.

• Learn about Holistic Health Informed Touch: Therapies that Touch Your Mind, Body and Heart . Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 877-7910.

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

• Think Outside the Box and learn how to successfully grow roses, citrus trees, herbs and vegetables in pots year round from award winning designer Marylee Pangman of The Contained Gardener. Details: 9 a.m.; La Encantada, 2995 E. Skyline Drive, lower level; free; 733-3359.

• Have an informal chat with Academy Award winning screenwriter and author Michael Blake (Dances with Wolves) after viewing his TV pilot film The American West: On the Road with Michael Blake as he travels on horseback to places of historical importance during the Apache Wars. Details: 12 noon and 2:30 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Get summer food and wine secrets from the culinary experts behind Fox Restaurant Concepts at the Wildflower cooking demonstration class and three-course meal. Details: 12-2:30 p.m.; 7037 N. Oracle Road; $45; 219-4230 (reservations required).

• See a seven-story rocket with lights on, seltzer rocket launchings with museum Mad Scientists, visits to the rocket launch control room, space food samples, astronaut tests and more at Titan Moonlight Madness . Details: 5-9 p.m.; Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Road; $7, under 12 free; 625-7736.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

• Take intriguing look at the mineral that can sustain life or destroy it with author Tom Zoellner discussing his book Uranium: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World . Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY, JUNE 17-21

• Join mind-body pioneer Larry Dossey, MD; Van Jones, newly appointed White House Special Advisor for Green Jobs; Bruce Lipton, author of Biology of Belief; and other inspiring, thoughtful, and visionary people to explore insights in science, social innovation, and the world's wisdom traditions at the Institute of Noetic Sciences' 13th international conference entitled Toward a Global Shift: Seeding the Field of Collective Change . Details: Marriott Star Pass Resort, 3800 West Starr Pass Blvd.; 326-1894 or www.ionsconference.org.

THROUGH SEPT. 30

• DIG: Prehistoric Gardens and explore geology, paleontology, and botany to learn about links to a historic past. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

• Enjoy an evening wildlife walk to identify birds and other wildlife at dusk, and end with a dark-sky walk for star-viewing, bats and more. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; $5 per vehicle or annual state park pass; (520) 896-2425.

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

• Take a Geology Hike in the Park to view rock units representing the entire span of geologic time and the sole Tucson Basin example of a desert limestone terrain. Details: 10 a.m.; Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail; $8.50; $5 children; 647-7121.

CHILDREN

THURSDAY, JUNE 11

• Abracadabra! Experience the illusions and mystery of Patrick the Magician . Details: 10 a.m.; Bookmans, 1930 E. Grant Road; free; 325-5767.

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, JUNE 11-13

• Color Desert Creatures by using rubbing plates to create a beautiful picture. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, JUNE 11-14

• Make creepy crawly spider handprints . Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY, JUNE 11-AUGUST 28

• Kids ages 6-12 can learn to climb in a unique and safe way at Summer Climbing Camps . Details: 8 a.m. (camps vary by age group); Rocks and Ropes of Tucson, 330 S. Toole Ave. #450; $175-$275; 882-5924.

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

• Experience Nature through the Senses to learn about the Sonoran Desert plants and animals for children ages 5-12 accompanied by adults. Details: 2 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5606 E. River Road; free; 615-7855.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY, JUNE 15-19

• Kids in grade 6 through age 18 can sing, dance, and make costumes at the daylong Christian Youth Theater Summer Camp . Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; University of Arizona School of Music, 1017 N. Olive; $150; 751-7510.

MONDAY TO SATURDAY, JUNE 15-20

• Make something special for dad to remind your father how much you love him. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, JUNE 11-13

• Color Desert Creatures by using rubbing plates to create a beautiful picture. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, JUNE 11-14

Make creepy crawly spider handprints . Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

THROUGH THURSDAY, JUNE 25

• Stretch your imagination three dimensionally and create sculpture in clay, plaster, and paint at the Toscana Studio Sculpture Camp for Kids . Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; June 15-18 ages 12-18; June 22-25 ages 7-12; 9040 N. Oracle Road; $225; 575-1445.

THROUGH FRIDAY, JULY 24

• Register now for Tucson Botanical Garden's Zoobot Camp where kids from 1st to 6th grades can take field trips, garden, cook, do arts and crafts and other activities. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., June 15-19 or July 20-24 for grades 3 & 4; June 22-26 or July 13-17 for grades 1 & 2; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $225, $180 members; 326.9686 ext. 18 or 24.

MONDAYS, JUNE 15-SEPTEMBER 7

• Enjoy Monsoon Monday Nights : a refreshing treat from the heat and science-filled children's activities with featured guests such as the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Vaisala, Reid Park Zoo, Pima County Natural Resources, Mad Science, Physics Factory and more. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $1; 792-9985.

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