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Posted: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:06 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Last Airbender (PG)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG-13)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

Knight and Day (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 (G)

Toy Story 3 3D (G)

The A-Team (PG-13)

The Karate Kid (2010) (PG)

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

Shrek Forever After (PG)

 

Foothills

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

The Last Airbender (PG)

The Last Airbender 3D (PG)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG-13)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

Knight and Day (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 (G)

Toy Story 3 3D (G)

The A-Team (PG-13)

The Karate Kid (2010) (PG)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Furry Vengeance (PG)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R)

The Back-Up Plan (PG-13)

Oceans (G)

Kick-Ass (R)

Clash of the Titans (PG-13)

The Last Song (PG)

Hot Tub Time Machine (R)

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

Diary of a Whimpy Kid (PG)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG-13)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

Knight and Day (PG-13)

Toy Story 3 3D (G)

Bedtime Stories (PG)

The Tale of Despereaux (G)

 

THEATER

 

Through Sunday, July 18

• Enjoy Page on the Stage: The Outrageous New Playwright's Workshop Series at Beowulf Alley Theatre. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 11 S. 6th Ave.; $10-30; 882-5055.

 

Through Sunday, July 25

• Enjoy a performance of Cloud 9, the hilarious assault on hypocrisy in a whirlwind tour from 1880's Africa to 1979 London. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop; $15-18; 327-4242.

 

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, July 8

• Experience the thrill of Japanese ensemble drumming as performed by Odaiko Sonora. Details: 6-7 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free but tickets required which will be handed out 1/2 hour before program; 229-5300.

• Listen to jazz fusion of Ergo Logic 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.

 

Friday, July 9

• Listen to the jazzy and creative interpretations of Latin favorites performed by Soulero 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, July 10

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to A Concert in Your Backyard featuring Amber Norgaard presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road; free; 797-3959.

 

Sunday, July 11

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to Black Leather Zydeco performing dance music of southwestern Louisiana derived from the Cajuns and Creoles. Details: 1-5 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free; 647-3234.

 

Wednesday, July 14

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

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday, July 9

• Bring the whole family to Reid Park Zoo Summer Safari Nights and view your favorite animals in the cooler temperatures, listen to jazz, or join in the many family activities including games, crafts, or face painting. Details: 5-8 p.m.; 1030 S. Randolph Way; $7.50, $5.00 ages 2-14; 881-4753.

 

Saturday, July 10

• Bring the whole family to the Colossal Cave Mountain Park Saguaro Harvest Celebration featuring syrup-making demonstrations, samples, and entertainment. Details: 9 a.m-1 p.m.; 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail; $5/vehicle; 647-7121.

• Enjoy a country-style BBQ Dinner and Concert by Nashville award-winning artist Allen Frizzell to benefit a South Africa Mission Trip to provide food, clothing, health care, and aids education to orphans and refugees. Details: 7 p.m.; Alive Church, 9662 N. LaCholla Blvd.; $25, $19 in advance; 544-7638.

 

Through Thursday, Sept. 30

• Get up close and personal with your butterfly neighbors in the comfort of a cooled greenhouse and the outdoor Butterfly Garden at the Hot Wings: Indoor Native Butterfly Exhibit. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8, $4.50 children; 326-9686.

 

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, July 8

• 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, July 9

• Learn tips from local naturalists and photography experts Doug and Doris Evans on how to take a great photograph with your digital camera at the class Digital Nature Photography. Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Mount Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; $10; 615-7855.

 

Saturday, July 10

• Learn about the Secret Lives of Bobcats and Mountain Lions from wildlife ecologists Kathie Schroeder and Lisa Haynes at their digital slide presentation and see a live bobcat. Details: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Park Visitor Center, 3482 E. River Rd.; free; 615-7855.

• Let Tucson storyteller Gil Payette entertain you with stories about the connections between Native American people and the bison at Traditional Uses of the Bison. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Enjoy a three-course meal with wine pairings at a demonstration cooking class with chefs Clint Woods and Karen "Spike" Ames. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Montana Avenue Restaurant, 6390 E. Grant Rd.; $35; 298-2020.

• 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 Road; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Saturdays, July 10-31

Take a four-week class to learn about the various techniques of hand-building, using a potter's wheel, and raku at Ceramics for Beginners. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; $100, $75 members; 624-2333.

 

Tuesday, July 13

• 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 park admission; 733-5158.

 

Wednesday, July 14

• Learn about Custer's career from his cadet days to the Black Hills Expedition of 1874 at amateur historian Bill Niehaus' presentation George Armstrong Custer – From West Point to the Black Hills. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

• Learn about the Life of a Black Bear in Arizona at a digital slide presentation and get some tips for discouraging black bears that may be visiting your community. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Mount Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; free; 615-7855.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Saturday, July 10

• Join birding expert Marjorie Flory for a guided bird walk in Honeybee Canyon to spot Gambel's quail, verdins, gnatcatchers and other birds of the Southwest desert. Details: 7-9 a.m.; Honeybee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 615-7855.

 

Wednesday, July 14

• 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.

 

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

 

Friday, July 9

• Explore the food group "grains" with hands-on demonstrations by Eclectic Pizza chefs at Fun with Foods Fridays. Details: 2 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. 6th Ave.; included with admission $8 adults, $6 children; 792-9985, ext. 114.

 

Saturday, July 10

• Make rattles that sound like rain to celebrate the monsoon season at Art with Nina. Details: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Children's Play Area, Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 293-7330.

• Help youth appreciate, learn about, talk about and create miniatures at the Kids Create Family Program. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Mini-Time Machine Museum, 4455 E. Camp Lowell; included with 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 to Friday, July 12-30

• Kids ages 13-17 can learn about research, artifacts, and exhibit design at the Museum Youth Curator Experience. Details: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; Arizona History Museum, 949 E. 2nd St.; $300, $270 members; 617-1154 or www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org.

 

Tuesday, July 13

• Make Your Own Fandango Puppet at the Bookmans Summer Kids Event. Details: 10-11 a.m.; 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 579-0303.

• Learn about the variety and significance of nature sounds at Jammin' with Nature and use simple musical instruments to recreate the sounds from nature 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.

• Enjoy Family Movie Night with a recently released PG movie based on a popular children's classic. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

 

Wednesday, July 14

• Become a Bugologist and explore the insect world through activities and crafts with Christina O'Connell. Details: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free but tickets required which will be handed out 1/2 hour before program; 229-5300.

 

Through Friday, July 30

• Beat the heat this summer and get creative at High Flyin' Arts Camp for ages 7-15 with literature-based art camps combining aerial, hip hop, and modern dance with visual arts. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; ZUZI! Dance Company, School and Theater, 738 N. Fifth Ave.; $200-400/one or two-week sessions; 629-0237.

 

Through Friday, Aug. 6

• "Visit" a new state or country and cook foods from there with kid friendly recipes at Kids Summer Cooking Camps for ages 5-13. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Cuisine Classique Cooking School, 1060 W. Magee Rd.; $225/weekly session; 797-1677.

• 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.

 

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 Tuesday, July 27

• View the Creative Horizons: Native American Children's Art exhibit of artwork by children from kindergarten to high school from Pasqua Yaqui, Tohono O'odham, Gila River Pima, White Mountain Apache, and Navajo students. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

 

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, 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, July 8

• The Commit to be Fit series continues with Eating Well – Eating Healthy. Details: 7 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; free; 866-694-9355.

 

Friday, July 9

• Hear about The Bio-Electric Symphony in Your Brain from Debi DuSold who began her career as a molecular biologist, sustained a serious brain injury that left her unable to function in business, and how Neurofeedback has given her back what she lost presented by the Tucson community group of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco; 399-8285.

 

Saturday, July 10

• Get Insights into Lyme Disease Treatment from the Arizona Lyme Disease Association. Details: 2-4 p.m.; River Center Library, 5605 E. River Rd.; free; 529-0221 or www.azlyme.org.

 

Tuesday, July 13

• Explore issues that those facing a terminal illness may confront, including concerns about quality of life, fear of being a burden, desire for hastened death, loss of independence and of meaning or value through a video and discussion on Transforming Dying, Transforming Ourselves. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Interfaith Community Services, 2820 W. Ina Rd.; free; 400-0274.

• Learn how to use a tool called reframing to identify behavior patterns and triggers to motivate and inspire you to make changes at CCHt and Certified NLP Practitioner Jill Jones' presentation Self Mastery: Programming your mind for success. Details: 5:30-7 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

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