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Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:18 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13)

Sex and the City 2 (R)

MacGruber (R)

Shrek Forever After (PG)

Shrek Forever After 3D (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

Date Night (PG-13)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

 

Foothills

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

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13)

Sex and the City 2 (R)

MacGruber (R)

Shrek Forever After (PG)

Shrek Forever After 3D (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

Date Night (PG-13)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? (PG-13)

Hot Tub Machine (R)

Our Family Wedding (PG-13)

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

Brooklyn's Finest (R)

The Crazies (R)

Shutter Island (R)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief (PG)

Tooth Fairy (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13)

Sex and the City 2 (R)

MacGruber (R)

Shrek Forever After (PG)

Shrek Forever After 3D (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

Date Night (PG-13)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

Planet 51 (PG)

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

 

THEATER

 

Thursday to Friday, June 3-4

• Bring the whole family for the Youth@Performing Arts musical production of Disney's Beauty & The Beast. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo Del Norte; $9.50, $6.50 children; 248-8372.

 

Friday to Saturday, June 4-5 & 11-12

• See Beowulf Alley's Late Night Theatre production of the classical Greek tragedy La Llorona/Medea adapted from Euripides. Details: 10:30 p.m.; 11 S. 6th Ave.; $8; 977-5218.

 

Saturday, June 5

• Have a fun, interactive mind-bending experience at Rod Robison's Mentallusions. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Rock n' Java Coffeehouse, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Rd.; $10, $7 in advance; www.rocknjava.tv.

 

Through Sunday, June 13

• Recognize the sacrifices of American soldiers and their families at the Beowulf Alley Theatre production of Last of the Boys about the tumultuous Vietnam War era in our history. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday; 11 S. 6th Ave.; $20, $15 military families; 977-5218.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, June 3

• Listen to beloved standards for vocals, piano, drums and bass, with a few unique surprises featuring the Heather O'Day Quartet presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and General Growth Properties. Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

 

Saturday, June 5

• Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and listen to the Arizona Symphonic Winds featuring clarinetist Carl Fetkenhour under the direction of Laszlo Veres. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; free; 721-2068.

• Enjoy the timeless vocals of Grammy Award-winning Tony Bennett. Details: 8 p.m.; AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $36-96; 800-344-9435.

 

• Listen to the Rhythm and Roots presentation of The Bobs, an a cappella music group with a sense of humor and many outrageous songs, in concert at Plaza Palomino. Details: 8 p.m.; 2990 N. Swan Rd.; $28, $25 in advance; 319-9966.

 

Sunday, June 6

• Bring a lawn chair and enjoy Music on the Mountain featuring Crystal Ridge performing acoustic folk and bluegrass music. Details: 1-5 p.m.; Summerhaven on Mount Lemmon.

• Enjoy the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra's final performance of the season featuring Barber: Adagio for Strings; Jay Vosk: Concerto for Harmonica and Chamber Orchestra - Pierre Harbineaux soloist; Sibelius: Symphony No. 2. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $22, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

• Bring a chair or a blanket and listen to the Tucson Pops Orchestra featuring versatile soprano Nancy Davis Booth. Details: 7 p.m.; DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park; free; 722-5853.

 

Monday, June 7

• Discover the passionate world of Russian concert artist Vladimir Svoysky performing Absolute Mozart. Details: 2 p.m.; Mountain View Retirement Village, 7900 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 229-3350.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday, June 3

• Enjoy food, drinks and live music at the Team Fox fund-raiser to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Glass Onion Café,1990 W. River Rd.; www.glassonioncafe.net.

 

Friday, June 4

• Help raise money for Youth on Their Own scholarships at the charity golf tournament including green fee, lunch, cart, range balls, and contests. Details: 6:30 a.m.; Arizona National Golf Course, 9777 E. Sabino Greens Dr.; $100; 749-3636.

 

Saturday, June 5

• Buy, sell, or trade trains of all sizes, toys, and railroad memorabilia and see modern and antique operating train layouts at the Toy Train Show and Swap Meet. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Las Cazuelitas Event Center, 1365 W. Grant Rd.; $5, under 13 free; 749-0228.

• See the wearable art of Cindy Cook-Keller and Casa Tranquila Designs at the CRIZMAC Art & Cultural Marketplace. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1642 N. Alvernon Way; free; 323-8555.

• Help the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance keep the Arts alive in our education system and our community at the Passion for Fashion Show featuring unique styles and accessories, food, live music, cocktails, silent auctions and raffles. Details: 6:30 p.m.; La Encantada lower level courtyard, Skyline & Campbell; $30; 797-3959.

• Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ironwood Forest National Monument with light refreshments, social hour, and speakers Gary Paul Nabhan and Bob Abbey, director of the Bureau of Land Management. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Heritage Highlands, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd.; $20; 628-2092.

 

Sunday, June 6

• Enjoy the music and performance art festival Le Petit Carnaval, inspired by French influence on our language, art, and culture featuring jugglers, magicians, face painters, and fortune tellers, as well as local entrepreneurs and restaurateurs. Details: 2 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $18, $10 children; 547-3040.

 

Monday, June 7

• Primavera Cooks! at Feast Restaurant featuring a multi-course, wine-paired meal, prepared with help from apprentice chefs and sommeliers, to raise funds supporting services for Tucson's homeless and working poor. Details: 4122 E. Speedway Blvd.; $125; 623-5111 ext. 101.

 

Through Tuesday, Aug. 31

• See Bodies … The Exhibition, a traveling exhibition of over 200 specimens consisting of whole bodies and individual organs meticulously dissected and preserved through an innovative process. Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday; the Rialto building, 300 E. Congress St.; $22, $14 children; 800-840-1157.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, June 3

• Justice: What's the right thing to do? Think critically about the moral decisions we face in our everyday lives with a discussion following a DVD presentation of key lectures from Harvard Professor Michael Sandel. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

 

Friday, June 4

• Explore Our Place in the Universe using the observatory at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter and receive a picture or two of the objects you observe. Details: 4:30-10 p.m.; Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, 10300 Ski Run Rd.; $60, $35 under 18; 626-8122.

 

Saturday, June 5

• Take a docent-led Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site Tour illustrating the beneficial effects of designing with nature and making use of rainwater runoff and reducing soil erosion for residential and commercial properties. Details: 8-9 a.m.; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Rd.; free; 622-3861.

• Attend a Ghostwriting class to learn how to tell somebody else's story to in their voice and words presented by book editor and coach Allen Kates. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Lord of Grace Lutheran Church, 7250 N. Cortaro Rd.; free but reservations required; 744-7400; details and prerequisites at www.WritingPublishing.com.

• Attend Weather Spotter Training and learn to identify severe weather and what to report to the National Weather Service to aid in their warning process. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; free; 670-5156.

• Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and its Impact on Saguaro National Park. Details: 2:15 p.m.; 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/car park admission; 733-5158.

• Gaze at the stars and listen to storytelling at the UA program Cool Nights on Mount Lemmon. Details: 4:30-10 p.m.; Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, 10300 Ski Run Rd.; $60, $30 under 18; 626-8122.

• Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a camera for the Lost Souls Ghost Tour and hear exclusive details about Tucson's haunted historic downtown. Details: 7-9 p.m.; meet at Amtrak Train Station, 400 E. Toole Ave.; $15; 867-2037.

 

Saturdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26

• Meet a live tarantula and learn more about this fascinating creature. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/car park admission; 733-5158.

 

Tuesday, June 8

• Meet the Cuckoo of the Desert to trace the natural history and behavior of the greater roadrunner. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/car park admission; 733-5158.

 

Tuesdays, June 8-July 27

• Acquire a basic overview of this region's archaeology and cultures at archaeologist Allen Dart's Prehistory of the Southwest class. Details: 6:30-9 p.m.; Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 2201 W. 44th St.; $50, $40 members; 798-1201.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Thursdays, June 3-Sept. 30

• Enjoy summer evenings in the Tucson Botanical Gardens at Twilight Thursdays through September. Details: 5-9 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7, members free; 326-9686.

 

Saturday, June 5

• Celebrate National Trails Day with a visit to a state or national park or a national forest in Tucson or Southern Arizona. For more information, visit www.fs.fed.us/r3/coronado/, www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm, or www.sabinocanyon.com.

 

Saturdays, June 5-Aug. 21

• Discover the Sonoran Desert's amazing nocturnal plants and wildlife at Summer Saturday Evenings at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Details: 4-10 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $6; 883-2702.

 

Sundays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27

• Take a 30-minute, easy morning walk in the cactus garden and come face to thorns with plants that may remind you of Neighborhood Characters, friendly and otherwise. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/car park admission; 733-5158.

 

Tuesdays, June 8-Sept. 28

• Beat the heat by bringing your dog to the Tucson Botanical Gardens every Tuesday morning this summer for the Dog Days of Summer. Details: 7-8:30 a.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7, members free; 326-9686.

 

Wednesday, June 9

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 6-9 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

 

CHILDREN

 

Thursday, June 3

• Go Batty! with an introduction to the fascinating lives of bats while working as scientists to net bat replicas, taking measurements and looking for other clues to identify the bats for families with children ages 5-12. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd.; free; 615-7855.

 

Saturday, June 5

• Let storyteller Glenda Bonin tell you how puppet Squirrely Shirley Makes Waves. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free but attendance is limited, arrive a half hour before program; 229-5300.

• Tweens and teens can learn about animals, what they eat, where they live, and how they hunt by looking at Science Saturday Skulls from the Sonoran Desert. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free but attendance limited; 594-5200.

 

Monday to Friday, June 7-11

• Kids in kindergarten through 8th grade can create collages, percussive instrument, and explore themselves and how they contribute to making up their family and community at St. Philip's Summer Arts program. Details: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $85; 299-6421.

• Develop your natural creativity and voice by making words come alive at the Summer Creative Writing Camp for ages 7-9. Details: 12:30-3:30 p.m.; International School of Tucson, 1730 N. First Ave.; $110; 406-0552.

 

Mondays to Fridays, June 7-July 2

• Kids ages 3-9 can learn spoken and written Russian taught by native-speaker instructors. Details: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; International School of Tucson, 1730 N. First Ave.; $150/week; 406-0552.

 

Monday to Friday, June 7-Aug. 6

• Kids ages 9 to 17 can learn improvisation, creative movement, and an appreciation and love for the arts at Beowulf Alley Theatre Arts Enhancement Camp. Details: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.; 11 S. 6th Ave.; $290/two-week session; 977-5218.

 

Wednesday, June 9

• Build watershed models and track the movement of water through the landscape for inspiration to make watercolor paintings at Watersheds & Watercolors for families with children ages 5-12. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd.; free; 615-7855.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Thursdays, June 3-July 1

• Take an Art Walk at Gallery Row. Details: 5-7 p.m.; 3001 E. Skyline Dr.; free; 577-6301.

 

Tuesday, June 8

• Learn about Impressionist painters at the Tuesday Art Talk presented by UA Museum of Art docent Carolyn Rivers. Details: 2 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Rd.; free; 594-5345.

 

Through Thursday, June 24

• View dramatic summertime landscapes of renowned Tucson artist Jack Eggman's Copper Lands exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; free; Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 2890 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 180; free; 529-4886.

 

Through Sunday, Oct. 3

• View the Tohono Chul Park A to Z exhibit, a visual compendium that touches upon some of the people, places and things that make the park unique. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, June 3

• Understand Carbohydrates, with clinical nutrition manager Pam Echeverria discussing the role of carbohydrates in the body and the relationship between carbohydrates and weight and diabetes management at the Commit to Be Fit series. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd., Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

 

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