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

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

The Smurfs 3D (PG)

The Smurfs (PG)

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

Captain America: The First Avenger 3D (PG-13)

Friends with Benefits (R)

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

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

Horrible Bosses (R)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D (PG-13)

Foothills

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

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

The Smurfs 3D (PG)

The Smurfs (PG)

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

Captain America: The First Avenger 3D (PG-13)

Friends with Benefits (R)

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

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

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

Winnie the Pooh (G)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D (PG-13)

Bad Teacher (R)

Cars 2 (G)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Monte Carlo (PG)

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (PG)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

Priest (PG-13)

Something Borrowed (PG-13)

Thor (PG-13)

Fast Five (PG-13)

African Cats (G)

Water for Elephants (PG-13)

Rio the Movie (G)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

The Smurfs (PG)

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

Captain America: The First Avenger 3D (PG-13)

Friends with Benefits (R)

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

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

Horrible Bosses (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

Cars 2 (G)

 


 

THEATER

Friday to Saturday, Aug. 5-6 & 12-13

• Enjoy Late Night Theatre at Beowulf Alley with a performance of Shakespeare's classic tragedy Hamlet 1.0 in multi-media. Details: 7:30 p.m.; 11 S. Sixth Ave.; $10; 882-0555.

Friday to Sunday, Aug. 5-21

• 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.

Friday to Sunday, Aug. 5-28

• 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.

Saturday to Sunday, Aug. 6-14

• Enjoy a performance of Sweeney Todd, Arizona Onstage Productions' dark, funny and quirky tour-de-force featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave; $27.50-$37.50; 270-3332 or 882-6574.

Thursday, Aug. 11

• Celebrate Barney the Dinosaur's birthday at the interactive live stage concert, featuring tunes about sharing, caring, and friendship at the Barney Live in Concert - Birthday Bash. Details: 3 & 6:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $16-$52; 800-745-3000.

 


 

MUSIC

Saturday, Aug. 6

• Listen to the Latin rhythms and harmonizing vocals of Los Pinguos from Argentina presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 8 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $23, $20 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Sunday, Aug. 7

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to the award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Stefan George at the LAVA Music presentation of Music on the Mountain. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free.

• Enjoy a performance of the Indie rock band Rabbit! at the Children's Film Festival Fundraiser. Details: 8 p.m.; The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.; 795-7777.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Aug. 4

• Acquire photographic equipment at the Annual Summer Camera & Photographic Auction sponsored by the nonprofit Western Photographic Historical Society to benefit college photography students with scholarships. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Pima County Medical Society Building, 5199 E. Farness Dr.; free admission; 795-3865.

Friday, Aug. 5

• Enjoy Friday Night Live at St. Philip's Plaza with an eclectic mix of shopping, food and entertainment featuring the unique talents of Brian Dean & KoKo presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 4:30-7:30 p.m.; southeast corner of River Rd. & Campbell Ave.; free admission; 797-3959.

Saturday, Aug. 6

• Journey through classic and historic cars, skateboard demonstrations, monster trucks, motorcycles, children's activities, product and food vendors, and live music at the Tucson Motor Show presented by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tucson Convention Center Exhibition Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $6, under 10 free; 797-3959.

• Bring unwanted items in good condition to trade with your neighbors at the Back to School Swap sponsored by the Joel D. Valdez Library and Freecycle. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; 101 N. Stone Ave.; free; 791-4010.

• Test your luck at the Fire Disaster Relief Bingo Fundraiser with dinner and silent auction to benefit Arizona's fire victims, firefighters and clean-up crews. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Pusch Ridge Christian Church, 440 W. Calle Concordia, $5+; 370-2358.

Wednesday, Aug. 10

• Enjoy a multi-course brunch prepared with help from apprentice chefs and sommeliers to raise funds supporting services for Tucson's homeless and working poor at Primavera Cooks! Details: Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way; $125; 623-5111, ext. 101.

• Help raise funds for a local non-profit children's agency at the Tu Nidito benefit at the Armitage Wine Lounge & Café Anniversary Celebration featuring a special tasting and appetizers. Details: 6-8 p.m.; 2905 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 168; $5; 682-9740.

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 13-14

• Browse works of local artists, enjoy live music performances, and wine and culinary arts at the Indoor Summer Arts & Crafts Festival presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd.; free admission; 797-3959.

 


 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturday, Aug. 6

• Bring all your gear for a hands-on experience in capturing the gleam in a bug's eye or the incredible detail of a flower's bloom at the Macro Photography Workshop. Details: 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686.

• Learn about the Archaeology and Cultures of Arizona from the earliest times through Archaic period hunters and foragers, the transition to village life, and the later prehistoric cultures presented by Old Pueblo Archaeology Centers director and archaeologist Allen Dart. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Rd.; free; 615-7855.

• View photographs that celebrate Arizona's human and natural history and hear a brief overview of some of our varied geographic regions at author and photographer Jim Turner's presentation Arizona: Wonders of the Grand Canyon State. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Sunday, Aug. 7

• Find out more about awesome aviators through a photographic journey into the night sky at Bountiful Bats. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686.

• Learn about Ranching Across the Cienegas and take a walking tour of La Posta Quemada Ranch. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail; included with $5/vehicle park entrance fee; 647-7370.

Friday to Saturday, Aug. 5-6 & 12-13

• Meet a live Tarantula and learn more about this fascinating desert creature. Details: 11:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Listen to a brief history of the Depression-era work program the Civilian Conservation Corps illustrated with old photo images and movie clips about its influence on national, state, and county parks. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Tuesdays & Fridays through Aug. 9

• Take a H.I.K.E. and go behind the scenes with an animal keeper in the Herpetology, Ichthyology and Invertebrate Zoology departments to learn about the museum's conservation efforts, discover the daily life of a caretaker, and access the animal collections for hands-on experiences and photo ops. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; $35 plus regular museum admission; 883-1380.

Thursdays through Aug. 25

• Get up close 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.

 


 

OUTDOORS

Saturday, Aug. 6

• Take a Guided Lizard Walk. Details: 8 a.m.; Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; $5 parking fee; 749-8700.

Wednesday, Aug. 10

• 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.

• Escape the heat with birding experts Farrish and Mark Sharon on a Mount Lemmon Birding Walk to see zone-tailed hawks, broad-tailed and rufous hummingbirds, and summer breeding birds such as the painted redstart, Grace's warbler and red-faced warbler. Details: 7:30-11 a.m.; Mount Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

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

Thursday, Aug. 4

• Listen to stories told by local storytellers followed by a craft project at the Summer Stories Series. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; The Mini-Time Machine Museum, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; $5, members free; 881-0606.

Saturday, Aug. 6

• Take a look at some amazing creatures of the night at the fun, interactive program Science Saturday Bats of the World. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

• Grab a flashlight and take a self-guided tour around the International Wildlife Museum in the dark at the Flashlight Tour. Details: 6-8 p.m.; 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd.; $8, $6 ages 4-12, free for ages 3 and under; 629-0100.

Sunday, Aug. 7

• Get lost in the dream-like world of the exhibition "The Legacy of Surrealism" and return to the studio to explore the medium of collage through mixing and matching various images and materials at Picture This! Art for Families: A Dreamer's World. Details: 1 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free; 624-2333.

Saturday, Aug. 13

• Bring kids in grades 5-10 for the Arizona Crush Club Basketball tryouts. Details: noon-6:30 p.m. (5th & 6th grade girls noon-1 p.m., 7th & 8th grade girls 1-2 p.m.; 9th & 10th grade girls 2-3 p.m.; 3rd & 4th grade boys 3:30-4:30 p.m., 5th & 6th grade boys 4:30-5:30 p.m., 7th & 8th grade boys 5:30-6:30 p.m.); Pusch Ridge Christian Academy Gym, 9500 N. Oracle Rd.; 307-0071 or www.arizonacrush.org. Insurance cards and birth certificates required.

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.

 


 

VISUAL ARTS

Saturday, Aug. 6 & 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.

Through Wednesday, Aug. 31

• Stop by to see the Summer Show at Toscana Studio and Gallery displaying the newest collection of paintings and sculptures by local artists. Details: 10-11 a.m. Monday-Saturday; 9040 N. Oracle Rd.; free; 575-1445.

 


 

FILM

Wednesday, Aug. 10

• Go on a thrilling aerial adventure in the Emmy award-winning travel film Over Arizona with rare views of the Grand Canyon, deserts, mountain ranges and forests set to an original musical score and informative narration. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 


 

HEALTH

Thursday, Aug. 4

• Discover some hidden sleep disorders and learn how you can improve your sleep quality, comfort and safety for optimal health with tips from Dr. Jyotsna Sahni at Sleepy Days, Sleepless Nights, part of 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.

Saturday, Aug. 6

• Help replenish local blood supplies at the Red Cross Blood Drive. Details: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Redeemer Lutheran Church, 8845 N. Silverbell Rd.; 572-8136 or www.redcrossblood.org.

 

 

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