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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:30 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Bruno (R)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 3D (PG)

Public Enemies (R)

My Sister's Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

The Taking of Pelham 123 (R)

The Hangover (R)

Up (PG)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Bruno (R)

I Love You, Beth Cooper (PG-13)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 3D (PG)

Public Enemies (R)

My Sister's Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

Year One (PG-13)

The Hangover (R)

Up (PG)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

My Life in Ruins (PG-13)

Dance Flick (PG-13)

The Brothers Bloom (PG-13)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)

Obsessed (PG-13)

The Soloist (PG-13)

17 Again (PG-13)

Hannah Montana: The Movie (G)

Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)

I Love You, Man (R)

Earth Days (NR)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Bruno (R)

I Love You, Beth Cooper (PG-13)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 3D (PG)

Public Enemies (R)

My Sister's Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

The Hangover (R)

Up in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

THEATER

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, JULY 16-18

• See the Oro Valley Theatre Group's production of the musical The Fantasticks , a story of two neighboring teens who hide their romance from their feuding parents. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday; Ironwood High School Black Box Theatre, 2475 W. Naranja Drive; 603-9351.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, JULY 16

• Bring your lawn chair for a mid-summer concert featuring singer/comedienne Audrey Auld at the Civano Neighborhood Center Courtyard. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; 10501 E. Seven Generations; free; www.lavamusic.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 17

• Listen to the DeGrazia Spanish Guitar band with Domingo DeGrazia as front man and band leader, Grammy nominated artist Jim Pavett on percussion and live drums, and lead guitarist Dustin Jones. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $18, $12 members; 742-6455.

SATURDAY, JULY 18

• Enjoy the Summer Music Series at Hacienda del Sol featuring Grams & Krieger . Details: 7 p.m.; 5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Road; no cover charge; 299-1501.

SUNDAY, JULY 19

• Listen to the larger-than-life guitar-playing of the Bryan Dean Trio as the Music on the Mountain series continues. Details: 12-5 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free; bonnie@lavamusic.org

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, JULY 18

• Say thanks to our troops overseas with bags of popcorn at Copper Kettle's fundraiser Operation Popcorn . Details: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; 3701 W. Ina Road; 572-4846 or www.copperkettlepopcorn.com.

• Iron Chef competition winner Romero Scavo of Harvest Restaurant will prepare a special recipe at the Tomato, Basil and Garlic Festival . Details: 8 a.m.-noon, 10 a.m. recipe demonstration, Oro Valley Farmers' Market, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 918-9811.

• Enjoy Cocktailing for a Cause at the Women's Active 20-30 Club of Southern Arizona's fundraising event with food, entertainment, auctions, and casino-style gaming, to benefit Steele Children's Research Center and Tucson Alliance for Autism. Details: 6-10:30 p.m.; Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way; $25; 991-2560.

• Browse the Classic Car Show with entertainment, dancing, and contests. Details: 5-7 p.m. car registration; 7-9 p.m. show; Little Anthony's Diner, 7010 E. Broadway; free, donations accepted for local children's charities; 296-0456.

SUNDAY, JULY 19

• Put together the perfect wedding with in-depth information from 100 exhibitors at the Tucson Bridal Expo . Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; 807-8469.

THURSDAY, JULY 16

• Be entertained by musicians and belly dancers at Tucson Botanical Gardens' Mediterranean Night . Details: 5-9 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7, $3 children; 326-9686.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, JULY 16

• Take the AARP Defensive Driving Program geared especially for older drivers, learn defensive driving techniques, and how to adjust driving habits to age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. Details: 12:30-4:30 p.m.; OASIS at Junior League, 2099 E. River Road; $14, $12 AARP members; 322-5607.

SATURDAY, JULY 18

• Learn about Water Harvesting and Low Water Use Planting Techniques and check out the EarthBox which can grow vegetables using almost no water at all. Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Ace Hardware, 11921 N. First Ave.; free; 297-0222.

• Want to know more about where your food comes from? Join Food Conspiracy Co-op on an expedition to learn more about Tucson's newest local vegetable producer, Sleeping Frog Farm . Details: 8-10 a.m.; near Ina & Oracle; free but reservations are required; 624-4821.

• Learn how to Design a Landscape using Rainwater Harvesting to integrate rainwater and graywater into a beautiful, functional, and sustainable landscape in a home, business or community setting with instruction from James MacAdam of the Watershed Management Group. Details: 2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

• Bring your banjo to the Bluegrass Banjo Clinic and get practice and memorization tips to add sparkle to your playing from an experienced Desert Bluegrass Association instructor. Details: 2-4 p.m.; 17th Street Market, 810 East 17th Street; free.

SATURDAY, JULY 18-19

• Explore Saguaro's Wildlife: Reptiles and Amphibians and meet the unlikely amphibians who have made a home in the desert, along with reptiles from turtles to snakes and learn how these fascinating creatures go about their daily lives. Details: 3-4 p.m.; Red Hills Visitor Center, Saguaro National Park West 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park admission; 733-5158.

SUNDAY, JULY 19

• Get your gardening and wildlife questions answered by radio host and plant man Phil Seader following his live broadcast of the Enchanted Desert Garden Show . Details: 3-5 p.m.; The Courtyard at La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; free; 299-9471.

MONDAY, JULY 20

• Discover the World of Stamps with a visit to the Postal History Foundation, learn about the history and design of stamps, and see stamps with botanical themes. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; sponsored by Tucson Botanical Gardens; $5, members free; 326-9686.

TUESDAY, JULY 21

• Learn what you can do to limit mosquito problems in your home and yard at the Mosquitoes in Tucson Workshop presented by Elizabeth Willott, Ph.D., Tucson Botanical Gardens' director of education. Details: 6-8 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15, $12 members; 326-9686.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

• Tackle the mythical vision and learn the Truth about Geronimo , the Chiricahua Apache military leader as historian Jim Turner shares his research. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

THURSDAYS, JULY 16 & 23

• Explore the fascinating world of Quantum Physics and what it has to do with our daily lives presented by the Institute of Noetic Sciences Tucson Community Group (IONS) and Shawn Jackson, Lecturer in Physics at the University of Arizona. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Marshall Auditorium at Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E. Grant Road; $10/session; 798-6300.

OUTDOORS

THURSDAY, JULY 16

• Meet at Sweetwater Wetlands to go In Search of Dragonflies with Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours. Details: 7:30-11 a.m.; Interstate 10 and Sweetwater Drive; $15, $12 Tucson Botanical Garden members; 326-9686, Ext. 19.

TUESDAY, JULY 21

• Wake Up with the Birds and spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the mesquites and palm trees at a unique crossroads where desert meets water. Details: 7:30-9 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

SATURDAYS, JULY 18-AUGUST 29

• Get a unique chance to tour the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum on summer Saturday evenings when many of the animals are at their most active with the onset of the summer heat. Details: 4-9:45 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; $6; 883-5705.

CHILDREN

FRIDAY, JULY 17

• Cook up something delicious with local chef Albert Hall from Acacia using produce from the Museum garden at Fun with Food Fridays . Details: 10:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

MONDAY, JULY 20

• Come face to face with some of our native desert creatures and learn how they are able to survive in the desert climate with a special guest presenter from the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum at Monsoon Monday Night . Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. 6th Ave.; $1 admission Monday night only; 792-9985.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY, JULY 20-24

• Kids 5 years-5th grade can sing, dance, make costumes and perform excerpts from Lion King at Christian Youth Theater Summer Camp . Details: 9 a.m-3 p.m.; University of Arizona School of Music, 1017 N. Olive; $100-150; 751-7510.

MONDAY TO SATURDAY, JULY 20-25

• Cut apart your very own fire truck puzzle and take it home to practice putting it back together. 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, JULY 16-18

• Use various shaped objects to create a unique and cool sun print . 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, JULY 16-19

• Pick people who are important to you in your community and put them into a community helpers coloring book . Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, JULY 16-SEPT. 26

• See illustrations from Agaves of Continental North America by Howard Scott Gentry, pen and ink drawings created by a variety of artists on loan from University of Arizona Herbarium. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; 326-9686.

THURSDAY TO MONDAY, JULY 16-AUGUST 10

• See artwork by Marana Middle School students at Creative Connections: 14th Annual School Student Art Exhibitions . Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

SATURDAY, JULY 18

• Sell, trade and recycle original art at a new Innovative Invitational Art Market . Details: 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Art & Design Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive; free with commission on sales; 577-1995.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY, JULY 21-AUGUST 28

• Get a rare glimpse of distinctive artistic styles at the special collection exhibit Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art . Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; UA Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.; free; 621-2101.

THROUGH FRIDAY, JULY 31

• Tohono Chul Park is seeking submissions for Wish You Were Here: Fiber Art Postcards for a later exhibit of artist-made fiber art postcards. Details: $5 entry fee; for more information see website www.tohonochulpark.org/upcoming.html or contact Peggy Hazard at 742-6455 x217.

THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

• See reclaimed bits and pieces of manufactured objects, and scrap metal and old bike and car parts transformed into yard sculptures at the exhibit Re-Visions: Art Made From Reclaimed Materials . Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

THROUGH SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

• Catch a rare glimpse of Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia: A Modernist Perspective , 22 lesser-known works on paper, canvas, and ceramics that reveal stylistic approaches that differ from the quintessential images most associated with this artist. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; 140 N. Main Avenue; $8, $6 seniors, $3 students, children free, first Sunday of the month is free; 624-2333.

FILM

SATURDAY, JULY 18

• Learn about Tecumseh's Vision, one of the greatest Native American leaders of all time, orchestrating the pan-Indian resistance movement and later becoming a potent symbol of Native pride and pan-Indian identity in the film series We Shall Remain: America through Native Eyes . Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

THURSDAYS, JULY 16-OCTOBER 29

• Pull up a chair or spread a blanket and watch a typically family-friendly classic movie under Tucson's starry, summertime sky. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Cinema La Placita, 110 S. Church Ave.; $3; 326-5282.

HEALTH

MONDAY, JULY 20

• Overcome myths and misconceptions about pain, understand its physiology and impact, and learn how best to advocate for yourself or a loved at the presentation Pain Hurts Us All - Understanding and Managing Pain . Details: 10 a.m.; Interfaith Community Services, 2820 W. Ina Road; free; 400-0274.

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