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Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:08 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 3D (PG)

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG)

Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13)

Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13)

Ramona and Beezus (G)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

Despicable Me (PG)

Despicable Me 3D (PG)

The Last Airbender (PG)

Foothills

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

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG)

Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13)

Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13)

Ramona and Beezus (G)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

The Kids Are All Right (R)

The Twilight Sage: Eclipse (PG-13)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 in Digital 3D (G)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Get Him to the Greek (R)

Killers (PG-13)

Marmaduke (PG)

Shrek Forever After (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

Oceans (G)

Date Night (PG-13)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 3D (PG)

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG)

Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13)

Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13)

Ramona and Beezus (G)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

Despicable Me 3D (PG)

The Twilight Sage: Eclipse (PG-13)

THEATER

Through Saturday, Aug. 21

• Enjoy the musical comedy spoof Space Wars featuring Princess Layla and Duke Starfighter, based on the "Star Wars" movie. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95, $15.95 students/military; $7.95 under 12; 886-9428.

MUSIC

Thursday, Aug. 5

• Listen to the improvisational jazz and blues of Know Man's Land. Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Friday, Aug. 6

• Listen to fusion jazz featuring Los Esquineros with pianist Amilcar Guevara at the La Encantada Summer Concert presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; 2905 E. Skyline Dr.; $11, $10 in advance; 797-3959.

Saturday, Aug. 7

• Support one of Tucson's most promising young jazz musicians ArcoIris Sandoval at the Arco Farewell Concert presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 3 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $20; 903-1265.

Sunday, Aug. 8

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to a George Strait tribute by Kevin Sterner. Details: 1-5 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free; 647-3234.

Monday, Aug. 9

• Enjoy the music of long-time blues favorite B.B. King in concert at the Diamond Center. Details: 7 p.m.; Desert Diamond Casino, 1-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $45-75, $40-70 in advance; 800-745-3000.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

• Spend a summer evening enjoying award-winning cuisine and music performed by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble at the Summer Music Series. Details: 4:40 p.m.; Miraval Resort and Spa, 5000 E. Via Estancia Miraval; $249; 882-8585.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, Aug. 7

• Find out what's new in Tucson and at your favorite attractions, entertainment businesses, and restaurants at the annual Re-Discover Tucson Expo. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Windmill Suites at St. Philip's Plaza, 4250 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 577-0007.

Saturday to Sunday, Aug. 7-8

• Unleash your creativity at the Arizona Arts and Crafts Society Show. Details: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Oracle Crossings Shopping Center, 7745 N. Oracle Rd.; free admission; www.arizonaartsandcraftssociety.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

• Observe the Perseid Meteor Shower at the UA Mount Lemmon SkyCenter atop cool Mount Lemmon. Details: 4:45 p.m.; 10300 Ski Run Rd.; $70 Adults, $35 youth; 626-8112.

Thursday, Aug. 12

• Enjoy a Special Curator-Guided Tour of the Arizona State Museum for Western National Parks Association customers. Details: 9:10 a.m. departure from WNPA headquarters, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; $35 including transportation, museum admission, tour, and lunch; 626-8381.

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.

Through Thursday, Sept. 30

• View an educational exhibit featuring caterpillars, live butterfly specimens and interactive displays about Southwestern butterfly species at Tucson Botanical Gardens Hot Wings. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with gardens admission $7, $3.50 children; 326-9686.

Thursdays through 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.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursdays, Aug. 5 & 12

• 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. Aug. 5 topic: The Claims of Community & Where Our Loyalty Lies; Aug. 12: Debating Same-Sex Marriage & The Good Life. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

Friday, Aug. 6

• Journey into the world of auantum physics with UA's Shawn Jackson at his talk, Quantum Physics, Stellar Alchemy and Life to learn how stars create the elements that construct our bodies and our life processes presented by the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco; $5; 399-8285.

• Learn about Recent Progress at the Large Binocular Telescope: Seeing the Universe in a New Light presented by Mount Graham Observatory instrumentation scientist Mark Wagner sponsored by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association. Details: 7:30-9 p.m.; UA Steward Observatory Lecture Hall Room N210, 933 N. Cherry Ave.; free; 620-6502.

Saturday, Aug. 7

• 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.

• Listen to a special presentation about the history of Tucson's fight to keep cool during the hot summer months and take a guided tour of a new exhibit created by teen curators at the Arizona Historical Society's Keeping Cool: Escaping the Heat. Details: 1-3 p.m.; 949 E. Second St.; free; 628-5774.

• Compare the diverse strategies for movement, defense, feeding and unique adaptions of Desert Reptiles presented by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr., Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

• Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and its impact on Saguaro National Park. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Take the Lost Souls Ghost Tour to learn details about Tucson's haunted historic downtown. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Amtrak Train Station, 400 E. Toole Ave.; $15; 867-2037.

Saturday Aug. 7 & 14

• View two short video presentations that help define the effects of the world's changing climate on our national parks at Yesterday, Today, and … Saguaro? Details: 3 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free with $10/vehicle park admission; 733-5153.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

• Learn new information about Life in the Tucson Presidio gleaned from archeological excavations undertaken since 1992 presented by historical archeologist Homer Thiel from Desert Archeology, Inc. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about a variety of Sonoran desert wildlife and explore their adaptations presented by the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. Details; 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

OUTDOORS

Wednesday, Aug. 11

• Take and early morning guided nature walk in the desert on easy walking trails with naturalist Meg Quinn. Details: 6:30-7:30 a.m.; Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free; 615-7855.

• 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 place.

Saturdays through 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.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Aug. 7

• Come dressed in pajamas and receive a balloon at the Wild Things Pajama Party with stories, interactive story theater performances, and activities. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $2; 792-9985.

Monday, Aug. 9

• Learn about geocaching at the REI Summer Series partnering with the Girl Scouts to provide fun topics for girls ages 11-14. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; REI store community room, Tucson Mall, 160 W. Wetmore Rd.; free; 319-3149.

• Bring your family and friends to the First Baptist Preschool Back to School Mini Carnival Fundraiser where you will find carnival games, food, pony rides, face painting, and more. Details: 5-7 p.m.; 3505 E. Wilds Rd.; 818-9360.

• Check out the Tucson Children's Museum during Monsoon Monday Nights with activities and featured guest such as the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Vaisala, Reid Park Zoo, Pima County Natural Resources, Physics Factory and more. Details: 4-8 p.m.; 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $2; 792-9985.

Wednesdays & Fridays through Aug. 13

• Create healthful meals and learn kitchen skills and safety with an Italian theme at the Junior Chef Series presented by culinary educator, Kelle Furrier of Williams-Sonoma. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Hacienda Program Center, 3101 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; $20; 319-3149.

Through Tuesday, Aug. 31

• Children's Museum or Reid Park Zoo members may purchase reciprocal memberships for $25 that will be valid through December 2010. Family members receive free entrance to the museum or zoo along with discounts and other benefits. Both the museum and the zoo are open daily. Call 792-9985 or 791-4022 for more information.

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, Aug. 7

• Meet UA professor and artist Jackson Boelts and view his award winning Watercolor Landscapes at the artist's reception. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

Monday to Monday, Aug. 2-Jan. 31, 2011

• See the Tucson Story through the eyes of quintessential artist Ted DeGrazia featuring original sketches and watercolors depicting historical events and places in the area. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Rd.; free; 299-9191.

Through Saturday, Aug. 28

• See the exhibit, A Grand View: Arizona Landscape Photography 1871-2010 featuring a selection of images by more than 30 photographers including Ansel Adams, Linda Connor, Forman Hanna, Eliot Erwitt, Timothy O'Sullivan, Richard Misrach, Frederick Sommer, William Lesch, Jay Dusard, Edward McCain and many more. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Etherton Gallery, 135 S. 6th Ave.; free; 624-7370.

Through Sunday, Aug. 29

• View the vintage and contemporary exhibit of saguaro photographs at the Summer Saguaro Celebration presented by Etherton Gallery. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens Porter Hall Gallery, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $7 regular garden admission; 326-9686.

Through Saturday, Sept. 25

• View the exhibit Made in Tucson/Born in Tucson/Live in Tucson featuring a wide-ranging set of art practices from artists spanning four generations. Details: 12-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; Museum of Contemporary Art, 265 S. Church Ave.; $8; 624-5019.

Through Sunday, Sept. 26

• View the exhibit Into the Void: Abstract Art, 1944 – 2008 featuring lithographs by many artists. Details: Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8, $6 seniors, $3 students; under 12 free; 624-2333.

Through Sunday, Oct. 10

• View the exhibit Thanks for Being With Us: Contemporary Art from the Douglas Nielsen Collection featuring see a large body of works by some of the most recognized American artists of the twentieth century. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $8, $6 seniors, $3 students; under 12 free; 624-2333.

FILM

Saturday, Aug. 7

• Separate the man from the myth and get a historically verified look at an American West frontier icon in the film Buffalo Bill: Beyond the Legend. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

HEALTH

Thursday, Aug. 5

• Learn how maintaining a healthy weight, exercise, salt intake and stress reduction can prevent hypertension presented by Lisa Tucci, RN, BSN at the Commit to Be Fit lecture series. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd., Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

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