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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:27 am

THEATER

 

Tuesday to Sunday

through Aug. 25

• Enjoy a performance of the musical spoof The Incredible Spider-Guy. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $16.50-$18.50; $8.50 under 12; 886-9428.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, July 11

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the standard and contemporary soul and blues of the George Howard Band at the Oro Valley Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Century Theatres Courtyard, Oracle and Tangerine Roads; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy the music of internationally-loved pop hit makers, the Go-Go’s and B-52. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $25-$75; 800-344-9435. 

 

Friday, July 12

• Go back to the cool rock of the ‘60s with timeless classics and universal hits at the Happy Together Tour featuring Flo and Eddie of the Turtles, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders, and Gary Lewis and The Playboys. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $43-$77; 547-3040.

 

Saturday, July 13

• Check out ’56, the 1950’s Rock & Roll Revue featuring all your favorite hits from blues-tinged, hip-shakin’ rockers to sultry ballads. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818.

• Enjoy the Michael Jackson HIStory Tribute featuring impersonator Kenny Wizz. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $39-$49; 800-344-9435.

 

Sunday, July 14

• Listen to the Heavenly Trumpet Ministries Concert under the direction of Christian recording artist Rev. Rudy Cervantes. Details: 2 p.m.; Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Road; free will offering; 297-3095.

• Listen to the Ironwood Trio: Piano/Organ, Classical Guitar, Double Bass at the St. Philip’s In The Hills 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.

• Don’t miss the Under the Sun Tour featuring the keen pop sensations Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon and Fastball. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $25-$75; 800-344-9435.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday to Sunday, July 11-14

• Bring the whole family to Delightful Diversions featuring entertainment, clowns, face-painting, kids’ games, and more presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 5-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959 or www.saaca.org.

 

Saturday, July 13

• Bring the whole family to the Titan Missile Museum 50th Anniversary Party celebrating the anniversary of “first alert,” the first day the complex was ready to launch featuring model rocket launches, chalk artists, and door prizes. Details: 5 p.m.; Titan Missile Museum, 1580 W. Duval Mine Road; $7, under 12 free; 625-7736.

• Bring the whole family to Cool Summer Nights at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum featuring Astronomy and Desert Animals. Details: 6-10 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; $12, $4 ages 4-12; 883-2702.

 

Saturday to Sunday, July 13-14

• Bring the whole family for wagon rides and fruit-picking at Apple Annie’s Peach Mania. Details: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; 2081 W. Hardy Road, Willcox; free admission; 520-384-2084.

• See the wonderful world of Dollhouse Miniatures with all the furniture and accessories that go into a dollhouse. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Hilton El Conquistador Resort, Exhibit Room, 10000 N. Oracle Road; free admission; www.2013tucsonhouseparty.org.

 

 

CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, July 11

• Join others for a civil, facilitated discussion of current events with this month’s topics Stimulus or Austerity; U.S. Report on Human Rights; Warrantless Searches at And Now, the News facilitated by Bill Adler. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 594-5580.

 

Saturday, July 13

• Learn about Beetles: A Look Into Their Dazzling Diversity presented by Jeff Babson of Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014. 

• Enjoy a performance and learn about the history and development of the physically-demanding art of taiko at Big Drum Culture presented by Odaiko Sonora. Details: 3-4 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free but required tickets will be distributed a half-hour prior to show; 594-5580.

 

Wednesday, July 17

• Look at the natural causes and human impact on climate change at Climate Change Put in Perspective presented by Steve Russell of Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014. 

• Learn more about a unique resource for math, science and standardized test preparation at Khan Academy: Math and Science Resource for adults and teens. Details: 12:30-2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free; 594-5200.

 

Friday to Sunday, July 19-21

• Head north for a Tohono Chul Park sponsored tour Flagstaff Birds, Blooms and a Dash of Antiquity to visit the White Mountains, Sinagua cliff dwellings, and more. Details: depart from Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $825, $695 members; 742-6455.

 

CHILDREN

 

Thursday, July 11

• Watch James Reid eat an apple or hula-hoop while juggling at his Juggling and More Fun Performance for kids and teens. Details: 10 a.m.; Geasa-Marana Public Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road; free; 594-5259; or 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free but required tickets handed out one hour before the program; 594-5200.

• Learn how to juggle the easy way with juggling scarves that float through the air giving even beginning learners a chance to progress at the Juggling Workshop for ages 12 and older. Details: 4-5 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free but registration is required; 594-5200. 

• Take a break, eat some popcorn, and watch a movie at Thursday Thing - Movie Night summer club for teens. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free; 594-5200.

 

Friday, July 12

• Choose from a variety of kid-friendly crafts at the Friday Fun Club: Crafternoon. Details: 2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free; 594-5200.

 

Monday, July 15

• Get your hands dirty at Messy Science presented by the Children’s Museum Tucson with slime-making, seltzer rockets, and erupting volcanoes for children in grades 1-3. Details: 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free but required tickets will be distributed a half-hour prior to show; 594-5580.

Dig into Reading - Digging Tunneling, Excavating presented by Christina O’Connell and learn which insects dig, how they dig and why. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free; 594-5200.

 

Wednesday, July 17

• Get some edu-tainment at Science Spectacular: Spin, Pop, Boom! presented by Mad Science. Details: 3-4 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free but required tickets handed out a half-hour before show; 594-5580.

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, July 11

• Learn coping and communication skills, how to handle behavioral issues, relaxation techniques and more at the class The Basics: memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Details: 10:30-11:45 a.m.; Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church, 14240 N. Oracle Road; free but reservations required; 322-6601.

• Get some tips on how you can Stay Healthy and Safe in the Sun at the Commit to be Fit lecture series. Details: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, Classrooms A and B; free; 866-694-9355.

 

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