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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)

Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D (PG)

Savages (R)

Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D (PG)

The Amazing Spider-Man 3D (PG-13)

The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)

Magic Mike (R)

Ted (R)

Brave (PG)

To Rome with Love (R)

Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)

Dolphin Tale (PG)

North by Northwest

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Ice Age: Continental Drift  Savages (R)

Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG)

Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D (PG)

The Amazing Spider-Man IMAX (PG-13)

The Amazing Spider-Man 3D (PG-13)

The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)

Magic Mike (R)

People Like Us (PG-13)

Ted (R)

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (PG-13)

Brave (PG)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 3D (PG)

Prometheus (R)

Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)

Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)

Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Chernobyl Diaries (R)

Battleship (PG-13)

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (PG-13)

The Dictator (R)

Dark Shadows (PG-13)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG)

Think Like a Man (PG)

The Cabin in the Woods (R)

Mirror Mirror (PG)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Hop (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)

Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D (PG)

Savages (R)

Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG)

The Amazing Spider-Man 3D (PG-13)

The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)

Magic Mike (R)

People Like Us (PG-13)

Ted (R)

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (PG-13)

Brave (PG)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)

Men in Black III (PG-13)

The Adventures of Tintin (PG)

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG)

THEATER

Through Sunday, Aug. 26

• Catch a performance of the time traveling musical-comedy spoof Back to the Past, It’s All About Time. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; the Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95; 886-9428.

 

MUSIC

Friday, July 20

• Enjoy the Friday Night Live Jazz Summer Concert Series featuring the music of saxophonist Kelland Thomas presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; Main Gate Square, Geronimo Plaza Courtyard, University Blvd. between Park & Euclid; free; 797-3959.

 

Saturday, July 21

• Enjoy the Hot 98.3 Summer Jam at the Tucson Arena. Details: 8-11 p.m. 260 S. Church Ave.; $30-$108; 800-745-3000.

 

Sunday, July 22

• Listen to the St. Philip’s in the Hills Friends of Music concert Mozart and Brahms: Youthful Vigor and Mature Passion featuring a program of sonatas for violin and piano. Details: 2 p.m.; St Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave; suggested donation $15; 299-6421.

Friday, July 27

• Enjoy the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus Adult and Youth Summer Chorus Concert to benefit Interfaith Community Services. Details: 7 p.m.; Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Rd.; free will donations; 404-3148.

 

Saturday, July 28

• Enjoy The Magic of Manilow featuring Terry Davies and a line-up of musicians and vocalists paying homage to the music of one of the biggest selling artists of our time, Barry Manilow. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $24, $22 in advance; 818-1000.

Tuesday, July 31

• Enjoy the music of Earth, Wind & Fire who celebrate a career spanning over four decades breaking all musical genre boundaries. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $31-$76; 800-344-9435.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, July 20

• View whimsical dog paintings and meet pups up for adoption at Dog Daze of Summer presented by Jane Hamilton Fine Art and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 2890 E. Skyline Dr., Ste. 180; 529-4886.

 

Saturday to Sunday, July 21-22

• Help promote literacy and support Tucson’s public libraries at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club Rd.; free admission; 795-3763.

• Enjoy hot roasted sweet corn and a day of family fun on the farm picking corn and other vegetables at the Sweet Corn Extravaganza. Details: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins, 6405 W. Williams Rd., Willcox; 520-384-4685.

 

Friday to Saturday, July 27-28

• Browse a plethora of bizarre, edible, showy and trickster cacti, shrubs, herbs, vines and groundcovers and get a chance to pick the brains of plant experts at the Monsoon Madness Plant Sale. Details: 4-8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free admission; 742-6455.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, July 19

• Expand your literary horizons with Dr. Bill Fry’s discussion on Great Literature of All Times with this month’s topic Sherwood Anderson, author of “I’m a Fool.” Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

• Enjoy hot bands and cool artists at Twilight Third Thursday featuring Tesoro & Valerie Galloway. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $9, $5 members, $4 children; 326-9686.

• Continue a tour through the world of songbirds with Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours at his class Songbirds Part 2: Thrushes to Tanagers. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $15, $12; 326-9686.

 

Friday to Saturday, July 20, 21, 27 & 28

• Get a brief history of the Great Depression-era work program The Civilian Conservation Corps in Saguaro National Park illustrated with old photos and movie clips. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158. 

 

Saturday, July 21

• Bring your collection of rocks, feathers, nests, twigs, shells, dried flowers, and add some from an amble through the gardens to assemble a beautiful boxed nature montage at the class Nature in a Box. Details: 9 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members; 326-9686.

• See live raptor demonstrations at Flights of Fancy featuring a great horned owl and a Harris Hawk. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with garden admission $8 adults, $4 children; 326-9686. 

• Explore the wonders of nature at the Reptile Show featuring snakes, lizards, bearded dragons and more, presented by Reptile Specialists. Details: 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Rd; free; 579-0303.

 

Tuesday, July 24 & 31

• Meet the Cuckoo of the Desert and learn about the natural history, behavior, and other facts about the roadrunner. Details: 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158. 

 

Wednesday, July 25 

• Discover the diversity of late summer wildflowers responding to moist conditions in local mountain ranges at environmental educator Meg Quinn’s presentation Mountain Wildflowers. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Thursday, July 26 

• Spend a day making your own basket with Native American artists while you earn about the plants, materials, tools, designs, techniques, and traditions of their unique basket art form at the Tohono O’odham Basket Making Class Special Event & Fundraiser. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; $115, $100 members, pre-paid registration required; 622-6014.

 

Saturday, July 28 

• Hear all about the history of the park at the Saguaro National Park Book Presentation and Signing presented by award-winning author Jane Eppinga. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Tuesdays through Aug. 21

• Bring dog food/treats to support Hope Animal Shelter for $1 off your dog’s admission and meander around the grounds with your pooch at Dog Days of Summer. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; regular admission for humans, $3/dog; 326-9786 ext. 10.

 

Saturdays through Aug. 25

• 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, $3 ages 6-12; 883-2702.

 

Thursdays through Aug. 30

• Enjoy a beautiful sunset and see 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 stationed at two “Bat Bridges.” Details: 40 minutes prior to dusk; River Rd. & Campbell Ave. or Broadway Blvd. & Pantano Rd.; free; 883-2702.

 

OUTDOORS

Thursday, July 19

• Take an easy to moderate 2-4 mile Mt. Lemmon Wildflower Hike led by naturalist Meg Quinn. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; location to be announced; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Friday, July 20

• Explore the cool, shaded trails on a guided Cienega Creek Nature Walk. Details: 7-8:30 a.m.; Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

• Take a 3-mile guided hike on the Lower Butterfly Trail to Leopold Point, a rocky outcrop overlooking the San Pedro valley with an elevation gain of 800 feet. Details: 9 a.m.; Mount Lemmon Catalina Hwy milepost 19.8; free except for any Forest Service fees; 749-8700.

 

Saturday & Wednesday, 

July 21 & 25

• 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.

 

Wednesday, July 25

• Take a Mt. Lemmon Birding Walk with expert Liz Harrison 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: 8-10 a.m.; Mt. Lemmon, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

CHILDREN

Thursday, July 19

• Make a wallet from recycled comic books, magazines or graphic novels at Crafternoon: Comic Book Wallets for ages 13 to 18. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Rd., Suite #105; free; 594-5345.

• Take an imaginary Walk through the Desert to discover hidden animals and plants presented by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free but required tickets will be available one hour before program; 594-5200.

 

Friday, July 20

• Learn and perform a short play at the Friday Fun Club: Reader’s Theater. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free but required tickets will be available one hour before program; 594-5200.

 

Saturday to Sunday, July 21-29

• Bring the kids to the Tucson International Children’s Film Festival for vintage animated classic films and cartoons, new animated features, and a sing-along. Details: 10 a.m.; The Loft cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.; free; 795-0844.

 

Tuesday, July 24

• Bring beginning stargazers ages six and older to Moon Madness at the Kitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center for a hands-on lunar observation program. Details: 4:30-8:30 p.m.; State Route 86, Sells; registration required; 520-318-8726.

 

Wednesday, July 25

• Hear desert-related theme stories, play a game, do an activity and make a craft to take home at Sabino Canyon StoryTime for accompanied children ages 3 to 7. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; free with $5 parking fee; 749-8700.

 

Saturday, July 28

• See the museum in a different light at Night Wings with tram tours and hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.; $10, under 12 free; 574-0462.

 

VISUAL ARTS

Through Sunday, July 29

• View the works of artist Valerie Galloway whose roots and influences come from her French mother and aunt as well as old American TV shows and a love of all things botanical. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, Porter Hall Gallery, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with garden admission $8 adults, $4 children; 326-9686.

• View the July Celebration of Art exhibit with more than 18 artists in various mediums. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Gallery, 5605 E. River Rd., Suite 131; free; 299-7294. 

 

Through Thursday, Aug. 9

• View the Murphey Gallery Art Show: Alan Jaffe and Tom Bulow featuring works in graphite, pastel, acrylics, charcoal and wood carvings. Details: 2-4 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave; free; 299-6421. 

FILM

Saturday, July 21 

Let Those Who Came Before transport you to some of the most spectacular archeological sites in the American Southwest, where the cultural legacy of Pre-Columbian Puebloan peoples has been unearthed and preserved; filmed on location at national park sites throughout the Southwest, including Aztec Ruins, Bandelier, Casa Grande Ruins, Canyon de Chelly, Chaco Culture, Gila Cliff Dwellings, Mesa Verde, Montezuma Castle, Navajo, Pecos, Petrified Forest, and Tuzigoot. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Bring the whole family and watch the film “Cars 2” while floating in the pool at the Dive-In Movie. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Marana Municipal Pool, 13250 N. Lon Adams Rd.; free.

 

HEALTH

Monday, July 23

• Come to the Healthy Woman Seminar featuring the topic When Laughing and Sneezing Cause Leaking; All About Your Urinary Tract. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; The Event Center at Northwest Medical Center, 6060 N. Fountain Plaza Dr., Suite 130; free; 866-694-9355.

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