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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:25 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

My Sister's Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

Year One (PG-13)

The Taking of Pelham 123 (R)

The Hangover (R)

Land of the Lost (PG-13)

Up (PG)

Up in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

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

Star Trek (PG-13)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

My Sister's Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

Year One (PG-13)

Imagine That (PG)

The Taking of Pelham 123 (R)

The Hangover (R)

Land of the Lost (PG-13)

Up (PG)

Up in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

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

Terminator Salvation (PG-13)

Angels & Demons (PG-13)

Star Trek (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Fighting (PG-13)

The Soloist (PG-13)

17 Again (PG-13)

Hannah Montana: The Movie (G)

Fast & Furious (PG-13)

Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Sunshine Cleaning (R)

Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

My Sister's Keeper (PG-13)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

The Proposal (PG-13)

Year One (PG-13)

The Taking of Pelham 123 (R)

The Hangover (R)

Land of the Lost (PG-13)

Up in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

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

Star Trek (PG-13)

Curious George (G)

Flubber (PG)

THEATER

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, JULY 3-5

• Experience an acclaimed portrayal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's  Fireside Chats,  where FDR took to the airwaves to reassure a troubled nation at the height of the Great Depression. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday; Top Hat Theatre, 3110 E. Fort Lowell Road; $16; 326-6800.

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY, JULY 3-AUG. 8

• Win a prize for being the super sleuth winner at the interactive comedy-murder mystery  Murder at Magic Manor  with dinner included. Details: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater, 4656 E. First Street; $35; 624-0172.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, JULY 2

• Listen to world class jazz performed by the  Larry Redhouse Trio  at the J Bar Summer Music Series. Details: 7-10 p.m.; 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; reservations required; 615-6100.

SATURDAY, JULY 4

• Listen to unmistakable urban sound of  Nick Colionne  mixing jazz, funk, soul, and passion presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 7 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive; $35, $25 members, $10 students; 800-595-4849.

SUNDAY, JULY 5

• Tap your feet to the progressive bluegrass, hot swing, and new acoustic music with a Southwestern flair as the  String Figures  continue the Music on the Mountain series. Details: noon-5 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Parkway, Summerhaven; free; 647-3234.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, JULY 3-5

• Spend your  Fourth of July weekend at Westward Look Resort  where the whole family can enjoy games, live poolside music, kids' activities, and dining. Details: 245 E. Ina Road; $89/night; 297-1151.

SATURDAY, JULY 4

• Bring the whole family for carnival games, food, music and speakers at  Tucson Tea Party Independence Day,  a political organization geared towards informing the community about government spending and waste. Details: 4-10 p.m.; Kennedy Park Fiesta Area, northwest corner of Ajo Way and La Cholla Blvd.; free admissions, donations accepted, $5 carnival wristbands; 979-2627.

• Enjoy the  July Fourth Indie-pendence Day Extravaganza  to benefit Local First! of Arizona with musical acts, barbecue, raffle prizes and fireworks. Details: 5 p.m.-midnight; 311 East Congress Street; $5; 622-8848.

• Celebrate Independence Day at the  Town of Marana's Star Spangled Spectacular  with fireworks. Details: 6-10 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.; Arizona Pavilions, I-10 and Cortaro Road.

• Celebrate Independence Day with a  fireworks display  at "A" Mountain with a view from TCC or from tops of U of A garages. Details: 9 p.m.; 791-4101.

THURSDAYS, JULY 2-AUGUST 27

• Cool off with live entertainment and food under the stars at  Twilight Thursdays . Details: 5-9 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 adults, $3 children; $3.50 adult/$1.50 children members; 326-9686.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, JULY 2

• Learn about proper techniques for planting in Tucson's soil at  Gardening for the Newcomer  and take a walking tour of the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Details: 9:30 a.m.-noon; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14; $7 members; 326-9686, Ext. 10.

• Meet other newcomers at the  Welcome Club  monthly luncheon for women new to Northwest Tucson within the last three years. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Luna Bella Italian Cuisine, 2990 N. Swan Road; 219-2903.

SATURDAY, JULY 4

• Enjoy a  Culinary Demonstration/lunch  with Chef Alexis Martinez as part of the Loews Culinary Institute's Blues, Brews and Barbeque Classes series. Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive; $30; 299-2020.

• Taste some of the best wines from around the world with instruction from JW Marriott Starr Pass Certified Sommeliers at  American Influence on the Wine World . Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $25; 791-6051.

SUNDAY, JULY 5

• Get answers to your questions on gardening and wildlife at the  Enchanted Desert Garden Show  with 690 AM Radio host and plant man Phil Seader broadcasting live. Details: 3-5 p.m.; The Courtyard at La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; free; 299-9471.

TUESDAY, JULY 7

• Learn  rainwater harvesting 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 Road; free; 622-3861.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

• Learn about the biology and adaptations of  Venomous and Poisonous Creatures of Arizona  including rattlesnakes, scorpions, and Gila monsters and see a tarantula, a scorpion, and possibly some other surprise animals presented by environmental educator Sandy Reith. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn more about crime and fraud impacting Arizona, including methamphetamine, human smuggling, drug trafficking, identity theft, consumer scams, elder abuse and Internet safety at the  Tucson Crime and Fraud Prevention Forum  with Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and Councilwoman Shirley Scott. Details: 6-8 p.m.; William Clements Recreation Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive; free; 791-3199.

THURSDAYS, JULY 9, 16 AND 23

• Explore the fascinating world of  Quantum Physics , 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 or $25/series in advance; 798-6300.

OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, JULY 3

• Take a guided, 5.6-mile interpretive  hike up to Marshall Saddle . Details: 9 a.m.; meet at Sunset trailhead, milepost 22.9 of the Catalina Highway; free; 749-8700.

SATURDAY, JULY 4

• Take the  Lost Souls Ghost Tour of Downtown Tucson  walking two hours to visit Hotel Congress, Amtrak train station, Santa Rita Hotel and other locations. Details: 6:45-9 p.m.; 311 W. Congress Street; $15; 867-2037.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

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

SUNDAY, JULY 5

•  Yesterday, Today, and … Saguaro?  What will the world's changing climate mean for the National Parks? Details: 3 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free with $10 park entry fee; 733-5153.

TUESDAY, JULY 7

•  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 4-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

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, JULY 2-4

• Make red, white and blue  patriotic pinwheels . 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 2-5

• Make  sparkling paper fireworks  using paint and glitter. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

SATURDAY, JULY 4

• Bring the whole family for  Bubblepalooza  and spend the morning making bubbles from bubble art to bubble blowing. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

SUNDAY, JULY 5

• Enjoy the magic of Ted DeGrazia's figurative work, and then create your own enchanted figures using paint and graphite pencils at  Picture This! Art for Families: Viva DeGrazia  for children 6–12 years and their adult companions. Details: 1 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free with museum admission; 624-2333.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY, JULY 6-10

• Learn basic hand drumming techniques, music making in a group setting and authentic rhythms from Africa, Brazil, and Cuba at the  Summer Drum Jam  for ages 8-12. Details: 9-11 a.m.; Oro Valley Music & Dance Academy, 7954 N. Oracle Road; $140; 219-9950.

• Examine issues and possible solutions to today's problems at the  Youth Leadership Institute  for grades 9-12. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona, 924 N. Alvernon Way; free but advance registration required; 881-3300 Ext. 116.

VISUAL ARTS

TUESDAY, JULY 7

• See Edlynne Sillman's one-woman photography exhibition  Into the Abyss , photos from Fjordland National Park, South Island, New Zealand. Details: artist reception 5:30-8 p.m., exhibit continues through the month of July; Sunflower Village Center, 9401 N. Sunflower Park Drive; free; 572-9780.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY, JULY 2-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 TUESDAY, JULY 7

• Look  Through the Lens: Wildlife and Nature Images from the Southwest  by Wildlife photographers and authors Richard and Marjory Wagner showcasing some of their favorite images from the southwest including the short-tailed hawk, a species never previously documented to nest in the Southwestern United States. Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

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

THURSDAYS, JULY 2-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.

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