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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:33 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

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)

My Life in Ruins (PG-13)

Drag Me to Hell (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)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

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)

Drag Me to Hell (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)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Fighting (PG-13)

The Soloist (PG-13)

17 Again (PG-13)

Crank High Voltage (R)

State of Play (PG-14)

Fast & Furious (PG-13)

The Haunting in Connecticut (PG-13)

I Love You, Man (R)

Knowing (PG-13)

Race to Witch Mountain (PG)

Sunshine Cleaning (R)

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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)

Drag Me to Hell (PG-13)

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)

The Tale of Despereaux (G)

George of the Jungle (PG)

THEATER

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, JUNE 25-28

• Laugh out loud at Rum & Coke , a comedy about the Bay of Pigs where an idealistic political go-getter finds himself embroiled in one of the most infamous political events of American history as he sets out to do good “for God, for country, and for Yale.” Details: 7:30 p.m. June 25-27, 1:30 p.m. June 27- 28; Marroney Theatre, 1025 N. Olive Road; $29; 621-1162.

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY, JUNE 26-AUGUST 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.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, JUNE 26-28

• Bring blankets or lawn chairs to see Tucson Parks and Recreation’s Community Theater updated version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar , set in the modern corporate world. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way; free; 791-4873.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

• Enjoy the Summer Music Series at Hacienda del Sol featuring Conner Cecil. Details: 7 p.m.; 5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Road; no cover charge; 299-1501.

FRIDAY, JUNE 26

• Enjoy jazz, blues and cabaret with Lisa Otey and Diane Van Deurzen. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $18; 742-6455.

• Listen to the Tejanos and Norteno folk sounds of Grammy award winning Intocable (Untouchable) with Pancho Barraza. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 West Valencia Road; $35-85; 800-344-9435.

SUNDAY, JUNE 28

• Listen to the honky tonkin’, mix of rock-a-billy, traditional country and bluegrass by the Last Call Girls. Details: 12-5 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Parkway, Summerhaven; free; 647-3234.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

• Get free VIN# etching for your vehicle, view photographic art done by Youth of La Paloma Family Services, donate luggage for Foster Children of La Paloma, and purchase refreshments and baked goods at the American Family Insurance Open House Benefit for La Paloma Family Services. Details: 8:30-11:30 a.m.; 10445 N. Oracle Road; Suite131; anelson1@amfam.com.

• See amateur radio in action and operate a radio yourself at the Tucson Amateur Radio Operators Field Day and National Emergency Communications Exercise. Details: 11 a.m.; Mount Bigelow; free; 749-0725 or www.w7sa.org.

THURSDAYS, JUNE 25-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, JUNE 25

• Construct a different project each week at A Beaucoup Conge Bead Store’s Beaded Project Workshop every Thursday. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; 3725 W. Ina Road, Suite 140; free instruction, materials not included; 744-6277.

FRIDAY, JUNE 26

• Learn about Bats and Abandoned Mines: Protecting Visitors, Preserving Habitat from bat biologist Sandy Wolf. Details: 3 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Meet Cartoonists Max Cannon, author of Red Meat Gold, and Ted Rall author of America Gone Wild!, and get behind-the-scenes details of their art. Details: 7 p.m.; Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave.; free; 792-3715.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

• Learn about land contours, mulch and plant selection and come prepared to dig at the Rain Water Harvesting Workshop. Details: 8:30-10 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686.

• Explore the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps workers in the Tucson Mountains, the projects they undertook and their lasting legacy in Saguaro National Park. Details: 11:15 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park admission fee; 733-5158.

• Get tips on vegetable selection, garden location, soil preparation and harvest of Vegetables from Monsoon Rains. Details: 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

• Discover the stages of the saguaro’s long life span and see how it is a protected part of the desert ecology and culture with author Leo W. Banks’ presentation All About Saguaros. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Sample sauces and condiments and get recipes and cooking tips at the Summer Cooking Series With Chef John Mertes of A - Z Eatery, sponsored by Tucson Botanical Gardens. Details: 9-10 a.m.; 4400 E. Broadway; $35, $30 members; 326-9686.

• Take a Night Wings evening tour of Pima Air and Space Museum’s Spirit of Freedom Hangar featuring special activities for all ages, including space-food tasting, taking the astronaut test, and balloon-jet building. Details: 5-9 p.m.; 6000 E. Valencia Road; $10, under 12 free; 618-4819.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

Learn about the geology, natural, and human history of the Land of Black Volcanoes and White Sands: Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve in the State of Sonora, Mexico from geologist Larry Marshall, a long-time researcher funded by the National Geographic Society, the National Science Foundation, NATO, and others. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, JUNE 26

• Take a ranger-guided 2.5-mile Twilight Hike in the Saguaro National Park West. Details: 5:30 p.m.; 2700 N. Kinney Road, free with $10 park admission fee; 733-5158.

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

• Spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the mesquites and palm trees as you Wake Up with the Birds. Details: 7:30-9 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

SATURDAYS, JUNE 27-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

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY, JUNE 30-JULY 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.

TUESDAY TO SUNDAY, JUNE 30-JULY 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.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY, JUNE 24-26

• Have fun with writing and words using your imagination and creativity to visit fictional places and people at Words Play at Camp for ages 8-12. Details: 1-5 p.m.; Pima Community College Northwest Campus, 7600 N. Shannon Road; $110; 206-6468.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

• Get a chance to have an up-close look at various orchestral instruments and actually play them under Civic Orchestra of Tucson members’ supervision at the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Bookmans, 1930 E. Grant Road; free; 325-5767.

VISUAL ARTS

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

• Step in the Gallery at Tohono Chul Park and enjoy artful containers crafted by regional artists working with clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood at the Contemporary Crafts: Baskets, Bowls, Boxes and Bags exhibit. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7 adults, $5 seniors & active military, $3 children, free to members and children under 5; 745-6455

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

• Think you have an original DeGrazia work of art? Bring it to the experts for advice on authenticity, restoration and appraisals at DeGrazia Authentication Day. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road; free; 299-9191.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY, JUNE 30-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.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY, JULY 1-31

• 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.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, JUNE 25-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.

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.

FILM

THURSDAYS, JUNE 25-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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