Happenings - Week of June 18 - The Explorer: Livenup

Happenings - Week of June 18

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 4:00 am | Updated: 8:51 am, Wed Jun 18, 2014.

THEATER

WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY, JUNE 18-22


• Catch a performance of Jersey Boys, Broadway in Tucson’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical about rock-and-roll Hall of Famers the Four Seasons. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $25-$125; 800-745- 3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

• Let Mark Kalin and Jinger Leigh show you their innovative and theatrical approach to magic at the Carnival of Wonders. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; www.startickets.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 29


• Enjoy the Gran Festival de Folklore Mexicano y Mariachi featuring Mariachi Vargas, who has endured for five generations. Presented by Ballet Folklorico Tapito. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $17-$77; 800-344-9435.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY THROUGH JUNE 29


• Catch a performance of G. Bernard Shaw’s classic tale Pygmalion of a professor teaching a girl proper English. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; the Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave., Suite 154; $18, $16 seniors and students; 260-6442.

SATURDAY, JULY 5

• Laugh out loud with America’s favorite comic and Comedy Central star Jeff Dunham and his beloved cast of characters on their“Disorderly Conduct” tour. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $40-$85; 800-344-9435.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, THROUGH AUG. 30


• Come along for a time travel through American History at Naomi and Michelle’s Excellent Adventure featuring some great hits from the 80s. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m.


OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, JUNE 20


• Take a six-mile volunteer-guided hike with a 1,200-foot elevation gain to the Mt. Lemmon fire lookout house then on to a beautiful alpine meadow. Details: 9 a.m.; meet at Mount Lemmon Catalina Hwy. milepost 24.9; free; 749- 8700 or www.sabinonaturalists.org.

SATURDAY AND WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 AND 25


• Help eradicate buffelgrass and foun- tain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 6-9 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Road; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.


CHILDREN

SUNDAYS, JUNE 22-AUG. 17

• Follow the yellow brick road to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz with the beloved characters in a world full of wonder and excitement. Details: 1 p.m.; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $7-10; 327-4242.

FRIDAYS THROUGH JULY 11


• Bring the whole family to Summer Safari Friday Nights, featuring zoo-keeper chats, animal encounters, artifact stations, activities, crafts and scavenger hunts. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way; $9, $5 ages 2-14; 881-4753.

SUNDAYS THROUGH AUG. 31


• Bring the kids to S.T.E.A.M. Sundays featuring science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics learning, exhibits and activities. Details: 10 a.m.; Children’s Museum Tucson,
200 S. Sixth Ave.; $2; www.childrensmuseumtucson.org.


FILM

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

• Stay cool with the entire family while you watch Summer Dive-In Movies at the Marana Pool with this month’s feature “The Little Mermaid.” Details: 7:45 p.m.; 13250 N. Lon Adams Road; free; www.marana.com.

Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road; $15.95-$17.95, $7.95 children; 512-5145.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY THROUGH AUG. 31


• Catch a performance of the new Gaslight Theatre musical comedy adventure Ghostblasters. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday; 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $16.50-$18.50; $8.50 children; 886-9428.


MUSIC

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

• Enjoy the contemporary Christian music of vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Phil Wickham. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $15-$25; 547-3040.

SATURDAY, JUNE 28


• Enjoy SwanRise Productions’ Rhythm Nights offering of world-class entertainment featuring international smooth jazz stars Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, and Jackiem Joyner of The Sax Pack. Details: 7:30 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; www.rhythmnights.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 3

• Don’t miss an opportunity to see eyebrow-raising, endlessly surprising Kid Rock. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $62-$162; 800-344-9435.


SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

• Don’t miss the Splash! charity event showcasing art of a different color
with bold fashion displays, paintings, creative food and cocktails, and music presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; La Encantada Shopping Center Courtyards, Skyline Drive and Campbell Ave.; $25; 797-3959.

• Celebrate the summer solstice at the Oracle State Park Star Party featuring live music by variety dance band Undercover followed by stargazing with telescopes. Details: 6-8 p.m. music, 8-10 p.m. stargazing; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; 520-896-2425.

TUESDAY, JUNE 24

• Celebrate the coming of the monsoon and honor the patron saint of water
at the Dia de San Juan Festival featuring a procession, mariachi bands, folkloric dancers, Mexican cowboys, games, and children’s activities. Details: 5-10 p.m.; Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida Del Convento; free admission; 861-4504.


CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAYS THROUGH
 AUG. 28


• Observe huge clouds of Mexican free-tailed bats that fly out from under Tucson bridges at sunset and learn about this phenomenon from Arizona- Sonora Desert Museum docents at Bat Bridge Discovery. Details: 7-7:30 p.m.; bridge at River Road and Campbell Ave. or 22nd St. and Pantano Road; free; 883-2702.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

• Learn to harvest and process saguaro fruit in the traditional way as practiced by the Tohono O’Odham and sample a variety of desert foods at the Saguaro Harvest Workshop. Details: 7-11 a.m.; Pima County Desert Discovery Center, 7798 W. Gates Pass Road; $15 (reservations required); 615-7855.

• Spend the morning gathering and preparing fruits in the traditional O’Odham manner while you learn about other desert plants and animals that use the saguaro for food and shelter at the Saguaro Fruit Harvest. Details: 7 a.m.-noon; meet at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $72, $65 members (includes native foods lunch); 883-2702 or www. desertmuseum.org.

• See footage as captured by remote, time-lapse cameras of parental care and more, then meet live native snakes at Melissa Amarello’s presentation Rattlesnake Family Life. Details: noon; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Meet retired school counselor Katta Mapes, author of “Stop! Think! Choose! Building Emotional Intelligence in Young People”at Author’s Day. Details: 10 a.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

• Bring a head lamp or flashlight and take a look at a vast array of insect wildlife with Pima County naturalists at Nature Night: Bugs and Black- lights. Details: 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Pima County Desert Discovery Center, 7798 W. Gates Pass Road; free (reservations required); 615-7855.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25

• Take a close-up look at the dragonflies and damselflies of Sweetwater Wet- lands and learn field identification tips with naturalist Jeff Babson at Dragons and Damsels. Details: 8-10 a.m.; 2667 W. Sweetwater Drive; free; 615-7855.

• Save time, energy, and money by learning well-practiced methods at expert Marylee Pangman’s class Simple Irrigation for Desert Container Gardens. Details: 8:30-10 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members; 326-9686.

THURSDAY, JUNE 26


• Take a look at Lizards of Southern Arizona, learn about their behaviors, and meet some of them in person at this family-friendly class. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members, $8 children; 326-9686.

SATURDAYS THROUGH
 AUG. 3


• Enjoy Cool Summer Nights at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as noc- turnal creatures come to life and enjoy special activities with this week’s theme Astronomy Night featuring experts from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). Details: 5-10 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; $19.50; $15.50 youth; $6 children; 883-2702 or www.desertmuseum.org.

THURSDAYS THROUGH 
SEPT. 25


• Bring a picnic or have dinner at the café to enjoy summer nights without the intense sun at the Tucson Botanical Gardens’ Twilight Thursdays. Details: 5-8 p.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8, $4 children, (free garden admission with café reservations); 326-9686.

© 2014 The Explorer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

More about

More about

Welcome to the discussion.

Kino College

Kino CollegeEnroll today: http://www.kinocollege.com/

MOS: Back To School

We asked the community about the new school semester starting.

Spacer4px

Follow us on Facebook