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Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D (PG-13)

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Extended Edition Event (PG-13)

Bad Teacher (R)

Cars 2 (G)

Cars 2 3D (G)

Green Lantern (PG-13)

Green Lantern 3D (PG-13)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (PG)

Super 8 (PG-13)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

The Hangover Part II (R)

Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (PG)

Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

Bridesmaids (R)

Foothills

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

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D (PG-13)

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Extended Edition Event (PG-13)

Bad Teacher (R)

Cars 2 (G)

Cars 2 3D (G)

Green Lantern (PG-13)

Green Lantern 3D (PG-13)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)

Super 8 (PG-13)

Super 8 IMAX (PG-13)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

The Hangover Part II (R)

Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13)

Bridesmaids (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (PG)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

Soul Surfer (PG)

Hop (PG)

Source Code (PG-13)

Sucker Punch (PG-13)

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13)

Rango (PG)

Megamind (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D (PG-13)

Bad Teacher (R)

Cars 2 (G)

Cars 2 3D (G)

Green Lantern (PG-13)

Green Lantern 3D (PG-13)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (PG)

Super 8 (PG-13)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

The Hangover Part II (R)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13)

Bridesmaids (R)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG)

Shrek Forever After (PG)

 


 

THEATER

Through Saturday, July 2

• Enjoy a hilarious and madcap performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, 11 S. Sixth Ave.; $10, $8 in advance; 882-0555.

Saturday, July 9

• Enjoy comedy reflecting on current issues and benefit local charities at Stephanie Miller's Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour starring Stephanie Miller, Hal Sparks and John Fugelsang. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $24-$79; 621-3341.

Through Sunday, July 10

• Catch a performance of Candida, George Bernard Shaw's unique look at marriage. Details: 7:30 Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday (except July 1-3); the Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $18; 260-6442.

Through Sunday, July 17

• Catch a performance of How I Learned to Drive, the funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival tale of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel (for ages 16 and over). Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-$18; 327-4242.

 


 

MUSIC

Thursday, June 30

• Listen to a concert with the Tucson Jazz Institute's 1Ellington Band while you enjoy a scrumptious dinner. Details: 5 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; $25; 818-1000.

Saturday, July 2

• Don't miss country favorite Tracy Lawrence in concert. Details: 3 p.m.; Freedom Festival, Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way; $15-$75; 880-5446.

• Listen to the innovative interpretation of jazz, rock, Latin and funk styles performed by the Jay Rees Quartet at the La Encantada Summer Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; lower level courtyard, northwest corner of Campbell Ave. & Skyline Dr.; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy Desert Heat with a Jazz Beat featuring Brian Simpson and Jackiem Joyner presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; $35, $25 members/active military, $20 students; 903-1265.

• Listen to the funk, rock sounds of the long-time favorite group War. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $20; 800-344-9435.

Sunday, July 3

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to the Americana music of the Kevin Pakulis Band at the LAVA Music presentation of Music on the Mountain. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free.

Monday, July 4

• Celebrate America's birthday with patriotic songs at Arts Express' Let Freedom Sing Concert. Details: 3 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; free; 319-0400.

• Celebrate Independence Day at the Palo Verde Bistro, patios and amphitheater with an all-American barbeque followed by entertainment by DJ Warren and dancing. Details: 5:30 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; $22; 818-1000.

Tuesday, July 5

• Listen to the festive folk, Renaissance, American, and European music of the Street Minstrels presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday to Sunday, June 30-July 3

• Don't miss the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus with daredevil stunts and never-before-seen performances for children of all ages. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11: 30 a.m., 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $11-$72; 800-745-3000.

Thursdays through Aug. 25

• Get up close and personal with cats, bighorn sheep, and other mammals at the Walk on the Wild Side tour as a Mammalogy and Ornithology keeper guides you behind the scenes to snap photos and feed treats to some furry friends. Details: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $35 in addition to regular museum admission; 883-2702.

Friday, July 1

• Enjoy Friday Night Live at St. Philip's Plaza with an eclectic mix of shopping, food and entertainment featuring the live Dixieland jazz of the River Road Ramblers presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 4:30-7:30 p.m.; southeast corner of River Rd. & Campbell Ave.; free admission; 797-3959.

Sunday, July 3

• Celebrate Independence Day at Red, White and Boom! featuring live music from Calexico, food vendors, and fireworks presented by Tucson College. Details: 6 p.m. concert, 10 p.m. fireworks; Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Rd.; free tickets at Famous Sam's, Los Portales, Naughton's Plumbing, Tucson College.

• Enjoy an Independence Day Laser Light Spectacular presented by the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain and projected onto the Tortolita Mountains. Can be viewed off-site near resort. Details: 8:45 p.m.; 15000 N. Secret Springs Dr.; 572-3000.

Monday, July 4

• Celebrate Independence Day at the Marana Star-Spangled Spectacular with children's activities, ice cream stations, live music, and beer garden hosted by the Pines Golf Club and Arizona Pavilions. Details: 6-10 p.m.; 8480 N. Continental Links Dr.; 744-7443.

• Bring the whole family to the Tucson Padres' 4th of July Spectacular featuring a holiday baseball game versus Reno Aces and fireworks. Details: 7 p.m.; Kino Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way; 434-1367.

• View City of Tucson/Pima County's A Mountain fireworks show from the Tucson Convention Center parking lot with food vendors, beer garden, and a car show. Details: 7 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m.; 260 S. Church Ave.; 791-4101.

Fridays through July 8

• Bring the whole family to Summer Safari Nights and view your favorite animals in the cooler temperatures. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way; $5-$7.50; 881-4753.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, June 30

• Experience an age-old tradition as practiced by the Tohono O'odham at instructor Stella Tucker's Saguaro Harvest Workshop demonstrating harvesting techniques and preparation of saguaro fruit syrup. Details: 6:30-10 a.m.; Tucson Mountains; $20; reservations required; call 615-7855 for registration and location site.

• Let archaeologist Allan Dart provide Food For Thought - Arts and Culture of Ancient Southern Arizona Hohokam Indians with slides of Hohokam artifacts, rock art and other cultural features presented by Old Pueblo Archaeology. Details: 12-1 p.m.; Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free; 791-4010.

Saturday, July 2

• Take a docent-led Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site Tour and learn techniques for residential and commercial properties to make beneficial use of rainwater run-off and reduce soil erosion. Details: 8-9 a.m.; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Rd.; free; 622-3861.

• Let UA Plant Pathology Ph.D student Monica Alvarado Hernandez give you an overview of how organisms of the fungi kingdom (mushrooms, molds, yeasts, rusts, mildews) have impacted our society over the course of history, as well our present society in such areas as food, medicine, religion, famine, industry and basic science at her class Uses of Fungi in the Environment and Biotechnology. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686.

Thursday, July 7

• Learn safe movements for muscle strength, flexibility, range of motion and balance all from a chair at the SOS Class (Strength of Seniors) and stay for an Ice Cream Social for Seniors. Details: 11:15 a.m.; Alive Fitness, 10370 N. La Cañada Dr., Ste. 170; free; 395-2829.

Tuesdays, through Aug. 2

• Communicate more effectively with children with skills from the How to Talk So Kids Will Listen Parenting Class for those with children ages 2-12. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; The Parent Connection, 5326 E. Pima St.; $10/six-week course; 321-1500.

Thursdays through Aug. 25

• Bring the whole family to enjoy a beautiful sunset and experience the process of 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. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; "Bat Bridge" at River Rd. & Campbell Ave.; free; 883-2702.

Saturdays through Aug. 27

• 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, $2.25 ages 6-12; 883-2702.

Through Saturday, Sept. 10

• Challenge yourself with 20 fun puzzles designed to sharpen problem-solving skills at the traveling exhibit Brain Teasers 2 at UA Science: Flandrau Center. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; 1601 E. University Blvd.; $7.50, $5 ages 4-15; 621-7827.

Through Sunday, Sept. 25

• Browse tropical orchids and learn about the most popular ones for home or greenhouse cultivation at Mad About Orchids. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8, $4 ages 4-12; 326-9686.

Fridays through Oct. 28

• Get an up-close look the Sonoran Desert's variety of scaled and slithery creatures from snakes and lizards to tortoises and turtles as docents Tom McDonald and Ed Moll share their extensive knowledge and experience at Reptile Ramble. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Tuesdays through Aug. 30

• Leash up your pooch and go for a walk at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Dog Days of Summer. Details: 7-8:30 a.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8 adults, $4 children, $3 dogs; 326-9686.

 


 

CHILDREN

Thursday, June 30

• Bring the kids for a performance of Tzofim (Israeli Scouts) Friendship Caravan bringing Israeli culture and a message of friendship through song and dance. Details: 6-7 p.m.; Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.; free; 577-9393, ext. 133.

Saturday, July 2

• Learn about the petroglyphs at Picture Rocks, the architecture of the "Great House" at Arizona's Casa Grande ruins, and other archaeological evidence of ancient astronomy and calendrical reckoning at the Old Pueblo Archaeology presentation Southwestern Rock Calendars and Ancient Time Pieces. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

Wednesday, July 6

• Bring children ages 4-6 for stories, crafts and games to Sabino Canyon Storytime featuring Skunks Meet the Canyon presented by volunteer naturalists. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; free; 749-8700.

• Discover the dynamics of flight, see scale rockets, learn how and why they fly, and take part in a NASA- style launch of model rockets at the Mad Science Rocket Demo. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Saturday, July 9

• Bring the whole family to Moonlight Madness as the Titan Missile Museum Mad Scientists host seltzer rocket launchings, rocket launch control room visits, space food samplings, astronaut tests, and more. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Rd.; $7, children 12 and under free; 625-7736.

Monday to Friday, July 11-15

• Explore your creative potential through fun and challenging advanced actor training, rehearsal, and a real-world film shoot experience at Film Acting Camp for Teens. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Arizona Theatre Company, Cabaret Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $260; 981-0145.

Mondays through Sept. 5

• Enjoy science-themed children's activities all summer long at Monsoon Monday Nights for ages 10 years and younger. Details: 4-8 p.m.; Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. 6th Ave.; $2; 792-9985.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Through Sunday, Aug. 28

• Explore the power and wonder of the summer rainy season that brings relief to the arid Sonoran Desert at the exhibit Monsoon! Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

Through Tuesday, July 12

• View Picturing Tucson: An Exhibit of Cell Phone Photography. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; the Gallery at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with park admission; 742-6455.

Through Sunday, July 31

• View the works of Chuck Albanese at his Favorite Places exhibit featuring Greek Isles and Tuscany scenes in sketches, watercolors and multi-media works. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday & Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 101; free; 615-3001.

 


 

FILM

Wednesday, July 6

• Catch a special screening of Harry Shearer's film The Big Uneasy, a documentary about a scientific investigative team and a whistleblower who reveal the true story of why New Orleans flooded during Katrina. Details: 7:30 p.m.; the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.; $9; 795-0844.

 

 

 

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