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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:18 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Step Up 3D (PG-13)

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

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG)

Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13)

Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

Despicable Me 3D (PG)

Toy Story 3 (G)

Foothills

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

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Step Up 3D (PG-13)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG)

Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13)

Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 (G)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The A-Team (PG-13)

Get Him to the Greek (R)

Killers (PG-13)

Marmaduke (PG)

Sex and the City 2 (R)

Shrek Forever After (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

Date Night (PG-13)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

Aliens in the Attic (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Step Up 3D (PG-13)

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

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG)

Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13)

Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG)

Despicable Me (PG)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG-13)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

Underdog (PG)

THEATER

Friday to Sunday, Aug. 13-29

• Enjoy the Tony Award-winning musical Putnam County Spelling Bee, about a middle school with off-beat adolescents and eccentric grown-ups presented by Arizona Onstage Productions. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music & Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $29.50-$32.50; 882-6574.

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. 12

• Listen to Jimmy and the Jitterbugs perform jazz swing standards. Details: 6 p.m.; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Friday & Sunday, Aug. 13 & 15

• Listen to the harpsichord sonatas of J. S. Bach performed by award-winning harpsichordist and early music specialist Elizabeth Farr and other musicians. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $15; 401-5522.

Saturday, Aug. 14

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to a concert in your backyard featuring the Bad News Blues Band presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road; free; 797-3959.

• Listen to the Latin music of the “King Of The Accordion” and Grammy winner Ramon Ayala. Details: 8 p.m.; AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $30; 800-344-9435.

Sunday, Aug. 15

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the bluegrass music of the Dreadnutts. Details: 1-5 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free; 647-3234.

• Enjoy the pop music of Cyndi Lauper, the quintessential girl who just wants to have fun. Details: 7:30 p.m.; AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $20-60; 800-344-9435.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday to Saturday, Aug. 13-14

• Browse agaves, specialty herbs and more at Tohono Chul Park’s first annual Monsoon Madness Plant Sale. Details: 4-8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free park admission during plant sale hours; 742-6455.

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

Thursday, Aug. 12

• 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.

• 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. Topic: 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. 13

• Learn about the diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles of Southern Arizona with live animal demonstrations following the presentation. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Brandi Fenton Park Visitor Center, 3482 E. River Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday, Aug. 14

• 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.

• 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.

Saturday, Aug. 14 & 21

• 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.

Tuesday, Aug. 17

• 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/vehicle admission; 733-5158.

Wednesday, Aug. 18

• Learn about plants from the Sky Islands, including species useful for food, medicine, shelter, tools, rope, fire by friction, and more at naturalist Vincent Pinto’s presentation on Ethnobotany. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Ongoing

• A new chapter of MOMS Club International, a non-profit organization for stay-at-home mothers and their children with play dates, community outings/events, and a monthly moms night out, is forming in Marana and looking for new members. For more information, email maranamomsclub@yahoo.com.

OUTDOORS

Saturday, Aug. 14

• Take a 2-3 mile easy to moderate level Wildflower Hike with naturalist Meg Quinn. Details: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; meet at Mount Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; $10; 615-7855.

• Take a 30-minute, easy morning walk in the cactus garden that will bring you face to thorns with plants that may remind you of people you know, friendly and otherwise at Neighborhood Characters. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free with $10/vehicle park admission; 733-5153.

Wednesday, Aug. 18

• Take a 2-4 mile easy to moderate Butterfly Hike with Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours. Details: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; meet at Mount Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; $10; 615-7855.

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.

Tuesdays through 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.

CHILDREN

Thursday, Aug. 12

• Tour the Tucson Museum of Art at the Visual Arts School Open House to learn about the academic and visual art curriculum and new class schedule for the 2010-2011 school year. Details: 5-7 p.m.; 140 N. Main Ave.; free; 624-2333.

Friday, Aug. 13

• Listen to a few stories, then break out some musical instruments for a little singing and dancing at StoryTUNES. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 579-0303.

Saturday, Aug. 14

• Decorate your school supplies so you return to school in style at Art with Nina, local sculptor and artist. Details: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Tucson Mall, Children’s Play Area, 4500 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 293-7330.

• Create miniatures and learn about them at the Back to School Kids Create Family Fun Program. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; included with $7/$5 youth museum admission; 881-0606.

• Launch seltzer rockets with museum mad scientists, visit the rocket launch control room, sample space food, take astronaut tests and more at Titan Moonlight Madness. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Rd.; $7, under 12 free; 625-7736.

Monday, Aug. 16

• 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.

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

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. 4

• Visit the special exhibit Remembering Tucson featuring pieces from local miniature artists Tom Bulow, David Donnelly and Dirk Arnold whose work reflects Tucson’s architectural history. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell; included with regular admission $7, $5 youth 4-17; 881-0606.

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 Monday, 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.

FILM

Thursday, Aug. 12

• Hear what Tucson youth have to say about what is happening in their community at the Pan Left summer media program Screening of Youth Video Shorts. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; the Screening Room, 127 East Congress St.; free; 792-9171.

Saturday, Aug. 14

• Commemorate Navajo Code Talkers in an eye-opening documentary about a handful of World War II marines who devised the only unbreakable code in modern military history. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

HEALTH

Saturday, Aug. 14

• Enjoy a well-being workout for all ages and abilities at the Arizona Lyme Disease Association’s Laughter Yoga. Details: 2-3 p.m.; River Center Library, 5605 E. River Rd.; free; 529-0221.

• Learn simple and easy solutions for improving the nutrition and health of your whole family at Healthy, Happy Kids Are Our Future presented by pediatric therapist Sherri Huling. Details: 3 p.m.; Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River Rd.; free; 326-5555.

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