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Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

30 Minues or Less (R)

Final Destination 5 (R)

Final Destination 5 3D (R)

Glee the 3D Concert Movie (PG)

The Help (PG-13)

The Change-Up (R)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

The Smurfs (PG)

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

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

Horrible Bosses (R)

Foothills

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

Final Destination 5 IMAX 3D (R)

Final Destination 5 (R)

30 Minues or Less (R)

Glee the 3D Concert Movie (PG)

The Help (PG-13)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

The Smurfs (PG)

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

Friends with Benefits (R)

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

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

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Monte Carlo (PG)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

The Hangover Part II (R)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

Thor (PG-13)

Fast Five (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

30 Minues or Less (R)

Fianl Destination 5 (R)

Glee the 3D Concert Movie (PG)

The Help (PG-13)

The Change-Up (R)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

The Smurfs (PG)

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

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

 


 

THEATER

Friday to Saturday, Aug. 19-20

• Catch a performance of Tucson's own premier adult comedy troupe Cactus Pants Cowboy featuring the comic stylings of Evan Engle, Brian Hanson, Tara Kleinbrink, Eric and Scott O'Brien, Josh Parra and Tristyn Tucci. Details: 10-11 p.m.; Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.; $10; 622-4460.

Through Sunday, Aug. 21

• Enjoy a performance of James Sherman's new comedy Half and Half about the changing roles of husbands and wives in 1970 and 35 years later. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $15-$18; 327-4242.

Through Sunday, Aug. 28

• Enjoy An Evening of A.A. Milne featuring three one-act plays by the Winnie the Pooh author for ages 8 and up. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $18; 260-6442.

 


 

MUSIC

Friday, Aug. 19

• Listen to Kevin Sterner and Strait Country featuring his critically acclaimed "Tribute to the Music of George Strait." Details: 7 p.m.; Vail Theatre of the Arts, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way; $20-$25, $15-$20 in advance; 879-3925.

• Put on your dancing shoes for the new monthly dance party featuring You Say It's Your Birthday with The Coolers presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $12, $10 in advance, free for August birthdays; 800-594-8499.

Sunday, Aug. 21

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to the music of Top Dead Center 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 Reeds and Roulades featuring Elena Todd, John Snavely and Marie Sierra at the Philip's Friends of Music Summer Concert Series. Details: 2 p.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 299-6421.

• Get ready for a special evening of bluegrass and comedy as Steve Martin performs with The Steep Canyon Rangers. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $65-$150; 547-3040.

Thursday, Aug. 25

• Enjoy the music of long-time favorite Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $30-$50; 800-745-3000.

• Listen to legendary songwriter, virtuoso guitarist and pianist Nils Lofgren. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $18-$38; 547-3040.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Aug. 18

• Enjoy Third Twilight Thursdays at the Gardens featuring the After-House Staff Show and the music of Audacia along with Organic Cooking for Couples by Feast: Learn how to cook for the one you love to create a romantic meal you'll savor. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8; 326-9686.

Friday, Aug. 19

• Don't miss the Marana Championship Rodeo featuring bronco riding, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Details: 7 p.m.; Heritage Arena, 13960 N. Sandario Rd.; $5, children free; 248-1736.

Friday to Sunday, Aug. 19-21

• Celebrate the unique biodiversity of southeastern Arizona with educational opportunities for birders and nature enthusiasts to discover and enjoy the Sonoran Desert and Sky Islands at the Tucson Audubon Bird and Wildlife Festival. Details: various times; Riverpark Inn, 350 S. Freeway; various fees; 629-0510, ext. 7009, or www.tucsonaudubon.org.

Saturday, Aug. 20

• Celebrate Tucson's Birthday with a Flag-Raising Ceremony with the American, Spanish, Mexican, Confederate, State of Arizona, Tohono O'odham Nation, and Pascua Yaqui Tribe flags. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, 133 W. Washington St.; free; 837-8119.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

• Bring your friends to Ladies Night Out for door prizes, giveaways, facials, massages and more. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Designs by Diana's, 3821 W. Costco Dr., Ste. 117; $30; 797-4390.

Saturday, Aug. 27

• Take the Southern Arizona Salsa Culinary Challenge, vote for your favorite salsa, and enjoy live Mariachi music, the Latin jazz of Tesoro, dancing and children's activities to benefit the Tucson Community Food Bank and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 4-7 p.m.; La Encantada Shopping Center Courtyard, Skyline Dr. & Campbell Ave.; $10; 797-3959.

• Take the 2011 Southern Arizona Tequila Challenge featuring top celebrity chefs presenting their unique version of tequila-based drinks, food and tequila pairings, tequila sampling, and free admission to the Salsa Challenge. Details: 6-9 p.m., La Encantada Shopping Center (upstairs), 2905 E. Skyline Dr.; $35; 797-3959.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturday, Aug. 20

• Discover the biological properties of the various groups of organisms and commercial products used to control common pests at UA Plant Pathology PhD student Monica Alvarado Hernandez's class Pests and Biological Control Strategies in Tomato Production. Details: 3-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686.

Sunday, Aug. 21

• Learn about harvesting and preparing prickly pear cactus to make jelly or syrup and enjoy desert foods such as agave, cholla buds, and mesquite as part of the luncheon menu at the Prickly Pear Harvest. Details: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $66, $60 members; 883-2702 or www.desertmuseum.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

• View a visual presentation on Thirty Years of Lightning Photography in Southern Arizona presented by author and photographer Ralph Wetmore II who captured the beauty and power of lightning amidst the inherent dangers and unpredictability of storms. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about the legal and emotional impacts of divorce from a Family Center of the Conciliation Court counselor and Pima County Bar Association Family Law Section attorney at the informational program Considering Divorce. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Murphy-Wilmot Branch Library, 530 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 740-5590.

Thursday, Aug. 25

• Learn about Literary Memories from Dr. Bill Fry and Marion Doane. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Let Sky Island Tours' Jeff Babson introduce you to the diversity of beetles and their importance in our region and get a look at some live specimens at Bounteous Beetles. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

Thursdays through Aug. 25

• Get upclose 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: 7:15-8 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.

Saturdays through Sept. 24

• Learn exclusive details about Tucson's historic, haunted downtown on the Lost Souls Ghost Tour and hear fascinating facts and spine-tingling tales which are not available anywhere else. Details: 7:15-9:15 p.m.; meet at Amtrak Train Station, 400 E. Toole Ave.; $15 (reservations required); 867-2037.

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.

Fridays through Oct. 28

• Get an upclose look the Sonoran Desert's variety of scaled and slithery creatures from snakes and lizards to tortoises and turtles as docents Tom McDonald and Ed Moll share their knowledge and experience at Reptile Ramble. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Saturday & Wednesday, Aug. 20 & 24

• 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

Friday, Aug. 19

• Celebrate National Aviation Day with hands-on activities below the 1903 Wright Flyer replica in Hangar 1. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.; included with museum admission; 618-4818.

Monday to Sunday, Aug. 22-28

• Make a Birthday Card for Tucson at the Children's Museum. Details: 3 p.m.; 200 S. 6th Ave.; $8, $6 children; 792-9985.

Through Friday, Aug. 26

• Enroll kids ages 3-6 in Pee Wee Soccer for the season running from Sept. 13 through Nov. 15 where they can have fun while learning soccer fundamentals and teamwork. Details: Marana Parks & Recreation, 13251 N. Lon Adams Rd.; $39.50, $32 residents; 382-1950.

Saturday, Aug. 27

• Enjoy nearly 300 aircraft in the evening light with tram rides, a walking tour of indoor hangars, hands-on activities, tasting space food, building and launching paper air rockets, and more at Night Wings. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.; $10, members and under 12 free; 574-0462.

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.

 


 

FILM

Saturday, Aug. 20

• Take a historically verified look at the human side of a frontier icon at the movie Buffalo Bill Beyond the Legend. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Bring your bathing suit and towel, and plan to beat the heat with the Dive-In Movie "The Water Horse, Legend of the Deep," rated PG. Details: 7:30 p.m., Marana Pool, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road; free; www.marana.com.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, Aug. 20

• View Rachel Manley's Birth exhibit in partnership with the Save the Cord Foundation as well as works from Ventana Medical Systems employees sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Ventana Medical Systems Inc., 1910 E. Innovation Park Dr.; free; 797-3959.

Through Sunday, Aug. 28

• Explore the power and wonder of the summer rainy season that brings relief to the arid Sonoran Desert at the exhibit Monsoon! Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; included with park admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/active military, $3 children; 742-6455.

Through Tuesday, Aug. 30

• View works created by the garden staff members in their spare time ranging from photography to painting, origami, and calligraphy at the After-Hours Staff Show. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, Porter Gallery, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with garden admission $8 adults, $4 children; 326-9686.

 


 

HEALTH

Sunday, Aug. 21

• Learn how changing your lifestyle can save your heart at Coronary Artery Disease Can be Reversed presented by the Foundation for Cardiovascular Health. Details: 1:30-3 p.m.; Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center, 7770 N. Shannon Rd.; free; 797-2281.

Tuesday, Aug. 23

• Learn how you can have fun, be fit and fight cancer at the Better Than Ever Information Meeting about an outreach program at the Arizona Cancer Center. Details: 6-6:45 p.m.; All About Running and Walking, 12162 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Suite 140; free; 626-7177.

 

 

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