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Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 3D (PG-13)

Winnie the Pooh (G)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

Larry Crowne (PG-13)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

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

Bad Teacher (R)

Cars 2 (G)

Super 8 (PG-13)

Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

Foothills

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

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 3D (PG-13)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

Larry Crowne (PG-13)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

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

Bad Teacher (R)

Cars 2 (G)

Super 8 (PG-13)

Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

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

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (PG)

Priest (PG-13)

Fast Five (PG-13)

African Cats (G)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (PG-13)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

Soul Surfer (PG)

Insidious (PG-13)

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

Rango (PG)

Alpha and Omega (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 3D (PG-13)

Winnie the Pooh (G)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

Larry Crowne (PG-13)

Monte Carlo (PG)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

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

Bad Teacher (R)

Cars 2 (G)

Super 8 (PG-13)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

THEATER

Friday to Saturday, July 22-23

• Enjoy the Comedy Genius of Robert Benchley, best known for his comic essays and movie short subjects, presented in concert format with selections from his collection of essays. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $12; 260-6442.

Saturday, July 30

• Laugh out loud at the Joey Medina & Friends Comedy Show featuring Adam Hunter and Emilio Rivera. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $15 and up; 800-745-3000.

MUSIC

Saturday, July 23

• Listen to the Chicago blues of the Chris James & Patrick Rynn Band presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 8 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $18, $15 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Sunday, July 24

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to the classic country and honky-tonk of Sabra Faulk and the Cochise County All Stars at the LAVA Music presentation of Music on the Mountain. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free.

• Listen to the French Chanson and Gypsy Jazz of the Jessica Fichot Quartet from Paris presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $20, $17 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Wednesday, July 27

• Enjoy one of the biggest rock stars of the ‘70s, Peter Frampton, in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $25-$65; 800-344-9435.

Saturday, July 30

• Listen to the contemporary and standard jazz of Raw Material with Glenn Gross 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.

• Don't miss rock-and-roll hall-of-famer and co-founder of The Byrds Roger McGuinn in concert hosted by the Fox Theatre and Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $15-$35; 547-3040.

• Tap your toes to the traditional and original bluegrass style of the award-winning Thomas Porter & Copper River Band. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $18 in advance; 818-1000.

Tuesday, August 2

• Enjoy one of the longest running and most successful classic rock groups Chicago in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $35-$95; 800-344-9435.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, July 21

• Enjoy cooking demonstrations by some of Tucson's top chefs, wine tasting and fun at Cook for the Cure to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Southern Arizona, whose mission is to end breast cancer. Details: 4-8 p.m.; TWS Premium Appliance Center, 4229 E. Speedway Blvd.; $10 donation.

• Enjoy Third Twilight Thursdays at the Gardens featuring artist David Tomb and Borderland Birds, the music of Domingo DeGrazia and Beth Daunis, and a presentation by Horticulturist Scott Calhoun on Provocative Succulents: A Mind-Blowing Trip into the World of Mexican Agaves. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8; 326-9686.

Thursday to Sunday, July 21-24

• Share your interest in tarantulas, scorpions and other arachnids at the 13th Annual Conference of the American Tarantula Society or just browse the Spider Mall. Details: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd.; $70 adults, $30 teens, under 12 free with registered adult (full conference); free admittance to the Spider Mall on Saturday, July 23 only; 780-986-7680 or www.atshq.org.

Saturday, July 23

• Ho-Ho-Hope you can join the Tucson Arts & Crafts Association's Annual Christmas in July Arts and Crafts Festival and bring a can of pet food to benefit the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and receive a free raffle ticket. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hilton East Ballroom, 7600 E. Broadway Blvd.; free admission; www.tucsonartsandcrafts.org or 797-1751.

• Bring donations to the Tucson Association of Realtors and KVOA's School Supplies Stuff the Bus event to benefit the Amphi School District. Details: noon-4 p.m.; Walgreens, 2175 W. Ina Rd.; 382-8775.

Sunday, July 24

• Find everything you need to plan your dream wedding with event planners, photographers, musicians, bakers and florists at Bridal Bliss Is A Breeze. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Rd.; free; 297-1151.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturday, July 23

• Hear all about Edward F. Beale, Forgotten American Hero, from by amateur historian and bookstore assistant Bill Niehaus. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Separate fact from fiction on the 28 different local bat species and then take a trip out onto the museum grounds to study the animals in action at the class Going Bats. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $40, $36 members; 883-3086.

Sunday, July 24

• Learn about products for treating hardwater and other tough stains from Grand Canyon Janitorial's Doug Depugh at the St. Philip's Phixers Home Maintenance Workshop. Details: 12:30 p.m.; St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 299-6421, ext. 67.

• Explore the myriad of diseases that can plague local plants at Diseases of Desert Plants in Arizona presented by UA Plant Pathology Ph.D. student Monica Alvarado Hernandez. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686, ext. 18.

Wednesday, July 27

• Follow a soaring path through the seasons as the film Sky Island: Bandelier National Monument explores the story of the monument and its place in the high country of northern New Mexico with the plants, animals, landscapes and human history that combine to make up this special place. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about Southwestern petroglyphs and pictographs as well as their interpretation at archeologist Allen Dart's presentation Set in Stone But Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art. Details: 1-2:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Tuesdays & Fridays through Aug. 9

• Take a H.I.K.E. and go behind the scenes with an animal keeper in the Herpetology, Ichthyology and Invertebrate Zoology departments to learn about the museum's conservation efforts, discover the daily life of a caretaker, and access the animal collections for hands-on experiences and photo ops. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $35 plus regular museum admission; 883-1380.

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.

• 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.

Thursdays to Mondays through Sept. 8

• Learn about the natural behaviors of animals with projected images, music and narration at Running Wild. Details: 11 a.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Warden Oasis Theater, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; included with museum admission; 883-1380.

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.

OUTDOORS

Saturday, July 23

• Take an easy to moderate 2-4 mile Mt. Lemmon Wildflower Hike led by naturalist Meg Quinn. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; call for meeting location; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Wednesday, July 27

• 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.

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

Saturday, July 23

• Bring young children (especially those under age 4) for a performance of the classic favorite play Goldilocks & the 3 Bears or to storytime every Tuesday (10:30 a.m.) and Thursday (3:30 p.m.). Details: 10:30 a.m.; Mildred & Dildred, La Encantada (lower level), 2905 E. Skyline Dr., #186; free; 615-6266.

• Learn how to assess the risks and benefits of using credit, credit scores, finance charges, and general money management at the workshop Financial Literacy: Let's Talk Credit for ages 14 to 22. Details: noon-2 p.m.; La Paloma Family Services, 870 W. Miracle Mile; free; 747-1700.

Saturday to Sunday, July 23-31

• Bring the whole family to the International Children's Film Festival featuring vintage animated classic films and cartoons, sing-alongs, and new animated features. Details: 10 a.m.; The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.; free; 795-0844.

Wednesday, July 27

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

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

Friday, July 22

• View Rachel Manley's Birth exhibit in partnership with the Save the Cord Foundation as well as works from Ventana Medical Systems employees at the Opening Reception sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 5-7:30 p.m.; Ventana Medical Systems Inc., 1910 E. Innovation Park Dr.; free; 797-3959. Exhibit continues through Sept. 27.

HEALTH

Sunday, July 24

• Hear personal stories of transformative experiences and a discussion of mental health disorders at Stories Alive! Series: Family Mental Health Disorders with a speaker from the National Alliance for Mental Health. Details: 10:15 a.m.; St. Philip's In the Hills Episcopal Church, East Gallery, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 299-6421.

 

 

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