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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 4:00 am

THEATER

 

Thursday to Sunday, Aug. 1-18

• Catch a performance of the Arizona Onstage Productions’ Closer Than Ever musical revue with songs that celebrate the gamut of human relationships, from birth to death, love to hate, the past to the future. Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Space, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $30, $25 senior/military; $20 students; 882-6574.

 

Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 1-31

• Enjoy a performance of Visiting Mr. Green about a cantankerous retiree and a young corporate executive who form an unlikely friendship. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; 327-4242.

 

Friday to Sunday, Aug. 2-4

• Catch a performance of the latest Beowulf Alley Theatre Company production, Dude True Story: Three Tall Tales about a lost poet, two down-on-their-luck real estate salesmen, and a dysfunctional family with lots of baggage. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 11 S. Sixth Ave.; 822-0555.

 

Monday, Aug. 5

• Don’t miss the Mariachi Extravaganza featuring Mariachi Sonido de Mexico, Mariachi Cielo de Mexico, Mariachi Tapatio de Tucson, and Ballet Folklorico Tapatio. Details: 7 p.m.; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; 886-9428.

 

MUSIC

 

Friday, Aug. 2

• Enjoy the Main Gate Square Jazz Summer Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance featuring the smooth R&B of Annon and the Late Show. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Main Gate Square, 814 E. University Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

 

Saturday, Aug. 3

• Enjoy the music of long-time favorites KC and the Sunshine Band who have sold more than 100 million records since their humble beginnings in 1973. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $25 and up; 800-745-3000.

 

Sunday, Aug. 4

• Enjoy Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest featuring the rock, blues, jazz, and pop music of Edgar Winter, Ten Years After, Canned Heat, the Pat Travers Band, and Rick Derringer. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $29-$82; 547-3040. 

• Listen to the music Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos and Alejandro Acevedo. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $20-$65; 800-344-9435.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 6

• Don’t miss Whitesnake and Night Ranger rockin’ their hits of the 80’s. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $20-$65; 800-344-9435.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 7

• Listen to Chris Isaak who recaptures the transformative hepcat brilliance of his parents’ 45 record collection during the mid-’50s while also getting down to the heart and soul of his own deeply rooted musical identity. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $34-$98; 547-3040. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Wednesday to Saturday, 

July 31-Aug. 3

• Take self-guided and guided tours, view exhibits, and listen to presentations about local birds and butterflies at Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival. Details: 2047 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista; 520-678-8237 or ww.swwings.org.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Aug. 3-4

• Take a winery tour, taste wine samples, and see grape stomping at the Sonoita Vineyards HarvestFest. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 290 Elgin-Canelo Road, Elgin; $15; 520-455-5893 or www.sonoitavineyards.com.

 

Saturday, Aug. 10

• If you enjoyed watching “Dancing with the Stars,” come to Summer Dance Expo featuring local dance professionals and amateurs displaying their talents in all types of dance presented by Studio West School of Dance. Details: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive; $5; 747-9464. 

 

CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

 

Friday, Aug. 2

• Know your options, assess driving ability, and build family cooperation and communication at the interactive workshop Red Light, Green Light When To Stop: keys to taking away the keys. Details: 1 p.m.; Alzheimer’s Association Southern Arizona Regional Office, 3003 S. Country Club Road; free; 322-6601.

• Develop basic drawing skills and techniques at Beginners Botanical Illustration presented by docent and calligrapher Yolande Adriaanse. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686. 

 

Saturday, Aug. 3

• Build and paint a model airplane from the Military Museum Collection with the help of the Sonoran Desert Model Builders at the Plastic Model Building Workshop. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Pima Air and Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road; $15, $11 members, pre-registration recommended; 574-0462.

• Discover the abundant late-summer wildflowers inhabiting our local “sky islands” following summer rainfall at author Meg Quinn’s presentation Mountain Wildflowers. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

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

Wednesday, Aug. 7 

• Explore how animals use scent, sound, color, and impressive displays to catch the attention of potential mates at Animal Attraction and the Mating Game presented by Sandy Reith, 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.

 

CHILDREN

 

Saturday, Aug. 3

• Come along on the Inter-Planetary Adventures of Peppy the Poodle Traveling Circus at the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Musical Magic for Kids with the Oro Valley Music and Dance Academy. Details: 10 a.m.; Oro Valley Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 797-3959.

 

FILM

 

Saturday, Aug. 3

• Stay cool at the Dive In Movie “Soul Surfer” presented by Marana Parks and Recreation. Details: 7:45 p.m.; Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road; free; 382-1950.

 

HEALTH

 

Thursday, Aug. 1

• Learn about the Top 10 Energy Boosters 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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