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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:04 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A weekly listing of events

MUSIC

SATURDAY, JUNE 14

• Hear Joe Bourne perform during the kickoff of the Jazz Under the Stars concert series. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road; free, donations requested; 887-5127.

• Take in a concert of contemporary Christian music featuring J.J. Lowery and the Storm Clouds, along with guest artist Christopher D. Munger. Details: 7-10 p.m.; GJ’s Coffeehouse, 5950 N. La Cañada Drive; $2; 887-2060.

• Relax for an evening of storytelling and expert blues finger picking by Roy Book Binder. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Old Town Artisans, 201 N. Court Ave.; $17; 760-4135.

• The Tucson Jazz Society presents American Idol regular Paul Jackson Jr. and his band with special guest guitarist Chuck Loeb. Details: 7 p.m.; J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $40; 903-1265.

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

• Find a spot on the ground and listen as the Tucson Pops Orchestra performs the final Music Under the Stars concert of the season, featuring Cole Porter favorites, the theme from “Mission Impossible” and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” Details: 7 p.m.; DeMeester Performance Center at Reid Park, corner of 22nd Street and Country Club Road; free; 722-5853.

FILM

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

• See “The Education of Little Tree,” a film about an orphaned Cherokee boy raised by his grandparents in Tennessee and in an Indian school where he is mistreated because of his heritage. Details: 5-8:15 p.m.; St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road; free; 299-9063.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, JUNE 14

• Partake of free food samples while taking in live music by jazz musician Joe Bourne and cooking demonstrations during the Culinary Concert Series at La Encantada Shopping Center. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; 2905 E. Skyline Drive; free; 299-3566.

• Tread water while watching the movie “Game Plan” at Dive and Dine, an outdoor poolside event that includes dinner. Details: 6:30-9 p.m.; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road; $20 a family; 299-3000.

• Shop for fresh produce, bread, pastries, tamales and salsa at the  Oro Valley Farmers Market.  Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 400-9992.

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

• Enjoy a Father’s Day barbecue with power tool exhibits, dragster displays and zoo animals. Details: 5-7:30 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1030 S. Randolph Way; $75 for a family of 4, $20 for each additional guest; 881-4753.

• Shop for fresh produce, bread, beef, lamb and tamales at the  St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers Market.  Details: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; St. Philip’s Plaza, 4380 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 400-9992.

CLASSES

SATURDAY, JUNE 14

• Join Chef John of Grand Slam Catering for a user-friendly and fun grilling class. Details: 11 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $27 for nonmembers, $23 for members; 326-9686.

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

• Take a course in voluntary simplicity that addresses the distractions of modern society that keep people from caring for themselves, their relationships and their environment. Details: 9-10 a.m.; Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive; $20 for the book; 579-7094.

BOOKS

SATURDAY, JUNE 14

• Join Mirle Freel and Judy O’Toole-Freel as they present their collaborative children’s book,  “Aardvark, Aardvark, How do you do,”  a book about non-representational art. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; reservations required; 622-6014.

CHILDREN

TUESDAY, JUNE 17

• Just because school is out for the summer, that doesn’t mean you should skip Mad Science, a showcase of interactive science demonstrations that make education fun. Details: 11 a.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

• Join children’s author Steffanie Lorig as she reads from her latest book, “Such a Silly Baby!” Details: 10 a.m.; Barnes and Noble, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 742-6402.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH JUNE 14

• Celebrate 40 years of art by residents of the Rancho Linda Vista art colony in Oracle during the  “RLV at the Triangle L Ranch”  exhibit. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; Triangle L Ranch, 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road; free; (520) 623-6732.

THROUGH AUG. 17

• See work of 23 artists from the Southwest that offers a closer-than-usual glimpse of some of the smallest creatures on earth during the exhibit “Artful Insects and Inspired Arachnids.” Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH AUG. 30

• Catch a diverse salon-style exhibit featuring paintings, sculptures and glass art, along with a permanent collection of copper vessels, rugs and jewelry. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; Tangerine Gallery, 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 326-5028.

THROUGH SEPT. 9

• See artwork by area youth during the exhibit “That’s Artrageous: Works by Student Artists.” Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

To add your event to this list, send an e-mail message to calendar@explorernews.com.

RESTAURANTS

AJ’S FINE FOOD BISTRO

2805 E. Skyline Drive

Phone: 232-6340

Cuisine: Bistro

Open daily 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

ANGELINA'S

12252 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

Phone: 742-9595

Cuisine: Pizza

Open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

BAYOU CAFE

5819 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 408-3498

Cuisine: Cajun

Open Wednesday-Saturday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday-Sunday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

www.bayou-cafe.com

BLUEFIN SEAFOOD BISTRO

7053 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 531-8500

Cuisine: Seafood

Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.;

Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

CAFÉ JASPER

6370 N. Campbell Ave.

Phone: 577-0326

Cuisine: Café

Open Tuesday-Saturday 6:30-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sunday 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

CANDELA RESTAURANT

5845 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 407-0111

Cuisine: Peruvian

Open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 5-9 p.m.

EL CHARRO GRILL

100 W. Orange Grove Road

Phone: 615-1922

Cuisine: Mexican

Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

CIBARIA CUCINA ITALIANA

12985 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 825-2900

Cuisine: Italian

Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30-9 p.m.

FIRE: AN ARIZONA BISTRO

12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.

Phone: 616-6023

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

GRILL AT HACIENDA DEL SOL

5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Road

Phone: 529-3500

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Open Monday-Saturday 5:30-10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m.

GYROS CAFE

11143 N. La Cañada Drive

Phone: 742-2921

Cuisine: Greek and Kurdish

Open Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

HIFALUTIN

6780 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 297-0518

Cuisine: Southwestern

Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.;

Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

J BAR

3770 E. Sunrise Drive

Phone: 615-6100

Cuisine: Latin American

Open Monday-Saturday 5-9:30 p.m.

LA MADRINA PIZZERIA

7872 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 742-2111

Cuisine: Italian

Open Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday noon-8 p.m.

LAROCCA’S CLASSIC

ITALIAN CUISINE

5689 N. Swan Road

Phone: 299-4301

Cuisine: Italian

Open daily 5:30-10 p.m.

LAST TERRITORY STEAKHOUSE

AND MUSIC HALL

10000 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 544-1738

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Open daily 5-10 p.m.

LOOKOUT BAR AND GRILLE

245 E. Ina Road

Phone: 297-1151

Cuisine: Southwestern

Open daily 3-10 p.m.

MAY FLOWER CHINESE

RESTAURANT

6462 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 544-0495

Cuisine: Chinese

Open Sunday and Monday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9:15 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

RESTAURANT

7850 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 878-9400

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday and Monday 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

MI TIERRA RESTAURANT

16238 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 825-3040

Cuisine: Mexican

Open Monday 4-9 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday

11 a.m.-9 p.m.

MIGUEL’S AT LA POSADA

5900 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 887-3777

Cuisine: Latin American

Open Sunday-Thursday 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Not open for lunch June 1-Sept. 30.

NEO OF MELAKA

1765 E. River Road

Phone: 299-7815

Cuisine: Asian

Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

OLE MEXICAN GRILL

2080 W. Orange Grove Road

Phone: 219-7215

Cuisine: Mexican

Open daily 7-9 p.m.

RISKY BUSINESS

10515 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 531-0202

Cuisine: American

Open Sunday-Wednesday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m.-midnight; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m.

ROMA CAFFE

4140 W. Ina Road

Phone: 744-2929

Cuisine: Italian

Open Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday and Monday 4-9 p.m.

SHOGUN JAPANESE RESTAURANT

5036 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 888-6646

Cuisine: Japanese

Open Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon-10 p.m.

SPICE BISTRO

10325 N. La Cañada Drive

Phone: 297-3777

Cuisine: Southwestern

Open Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Saturday 5-9 p.m.

SUNNY SIDE UP CAFE

15800 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 818-1083

Cuisine: Café

Open daily 5:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

SUSHI ON ORACLE

6449 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 297-3615

Cuisine: Japanese

Open Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-9:30 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Saturday noon-3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Sunday 5-9 p.m.

TOHONO CHUL PARK TEA ROOM

7366 N. Paseo del Norte

Phone: 797-1222

Cuisine: Café

Open daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

VILLA MEXICAN FOOD

2840 W. Ina Road

Phone: 544-0015

Cuisine: Mexican

Open Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

VIN TABLA

2890 E. Skyline Drive

Phone: 577-6210

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Open daily 11 a.m.-midnight

VIVACE RESTAURANT

4310 N. Campbell Ave.

Phone: 795-7221

Cuisine: Contemporary

Open Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

ZONA 78

78 W. River Road

Phone: 888-7878

Cuisine: Italian

Open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 4-9 p.m.

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