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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:00 pm

A list of arts, entertainment and cultural events for the coming week.

MOVIES

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Cirque Du Soleil: Delirium (NR)

Henry Poole is Here (PG)

Mirrors (R)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (PG-13)

Tropic Thunder (R)

Pineapple Express (R)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (PG-13)

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (PG-13)

Swing Vote (PG-13)

Step Brothers (R)

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Mamma Mia! (PG-13)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (PG-13)

Wanted (R)

The Incredible Hulk (PG-13)

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (PG-13)

Sex and the City (R)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (PG-13)

Iron Man (PG-13)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Mirrors (R)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)

Tropic Thunder (R)

Pineapple Express (R)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (PG-13)

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (PG-13)

Step Brothers (R)

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Mamma Mia! (PG-13)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (PG)

Hancock (PG-13)

Wall-E (G)

THEATER

THROUGH AUG. 23

• The sun always shines and the surf is always up in Surfside, Calif., the setting for the play  “Beach Blanket Bebop.”  Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95 with discounts for seniors, children and military personnel; 886-9428.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, AUG. 21

• Hear a performance by  The Determined Luddites.  Details: sunset; Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 615-6100.

FRIDAY, AUG. 22

• Local jazz and blues singer  Lisa Otey  will perform as part of Tohono Chul Park’s Summer Concert Series. Details: 7 p.m.; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $10 for members, $12 for non-members in advance; $15 and $17 at the door; 742-6455.

SATURDAY, AUG. 23

• The Greater Oro Valley Arts Council Summer Concert Series continues at La Encantada Shopping Center with performances by flamenco artists  Sentido and La Flamacista.  Details: 7 p.m.; 2905 E. Skyline Drive; $7-$10; 797-3959.

•  Steel Ribbon  will pay tribute to rock legend Carlos Santana as part of the Rhythm & Roots concert series. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theater, 17 W. Congress St.; $15; 760-4135.

FILM

FRIDAY, AUG. 22

• See the romantic movie  “Hope Floats”  with a loved one while sitting outdoors under the stars. Details: sunset; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive; free; 299-2020.

• See the film  “Trail of Tears,”  which explores one of America’s darkest memories, 1838’s forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma. Details: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, AUG. 23

• Treat your ears and taste buds to musical entertainment by the  Retro Rockets  and food samplings from Firebirds Rocky Mountain Grill during Summer of Enchantment. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; La Encantada shopping center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; free; 299-3556.

• Celebrate  Harley Davidson’s 105th anniversary  at a Western-themed party with shows and rides, plus performances by the classic rock band Flyin’ Blind and country rocker Jadi Norris. Details: 10 a.m.; Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney Road; $16.95 for adults, $10.95 for those 4-11; 883-0100.

• Enjoy  Family Astronomy Night,  featuring telescopes, stargazing and astronomy stations. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $6 for adults, $2.25 for those ages 6-12; free for those younger than 6; 883-1380.

FRIDAY, AUG. 29

• Experience a  Hawaiian luau  with traditional Hawaiian dances and a free islander-style buffet. Details: 3 p.m.; Amber Lights retirement facility, 6231 N. Montebella Road; free; reservation required; 498-0668.

OUTDOORS

THURSDAY, AUG. 21

• Hear a nature presentation on the nocturnal animals of Southern Arizona and then explore the Mason Audubon Center looking for scorpions, tarantulas and owls. Details: 7-9 p.m.; 3835 W. Hardy Road; free; 744-0004.

FRIDAY, AUG. 22

• Oracle State Park kicks off its fourth annual Bug Fest with a nighttime slide program and outdoor bug-spotting experiment. Details: 6-9 p.m.; meet at the Kannally Ranch House, 3820 Wildlife Drive near Oracle; free with $6 per vehicle park admission; (520) 896-2425.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, AUG. 21

• Learn how to harvest fruit from prickly pear cacti and make jelly and syrup during a Prickly Pear Harvest class. Details: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $57; 883-3086.

SATURDAY, AUG. 23

• Learn about some of Southern Arizona’s spectacular insects during a slide presentation by entomologist Michael Wilson. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive; free with park admission; 896-2425.

• Learn how to landscape in such a way as to attract and support desired wildlife and avoid attracting rattlesnakes and bobcats during the program “Living with Urban Wildlife.” Details: 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 for adults, $3 for those ages 4-12; 326-9686.

• Take the class “No More Boring Marinara” with Chef John Mertes of Grand Slam Catering and learn how to make pesto, roasted pepper romesco, butternut squash and brown butter. Details: 11 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $27; reservation required; 326-9686.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27

• Hear the talk “Crossing the Yard: Thirty Years as a Prison Volunteer” by author Richard Shelton, whose meeting with someone on death row became a 30-year commitment to helping prisoners express themselves. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

BOOKS

THURSDAY, AUG. 21    

• Dr. Bill Fry will lead a discussion of Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables” as part of the Oro Valley Public Library’s Great Literature of All Time series. Copies of the book are available in the library system catalog. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; 1305 W. Naranja Drive; 229-5300.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27

• Discuss the book “The Girl with Braided Hair” by Margaret Coel with the Sonoran Sleuths mystery book club. Details: 11 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH AUG. 29

• Catch the exhibit “Tucson’s River of Words,” an exploration by elementary and high school students of watersheds and their connection to all life. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Park Gallery, 3482 E. River Road; free; 232-1201.

THROUGH AUG. 30

• Catch a diverse salon-style exhibit featuring paintings, sculptures and glass art, along with a permanent collection of copper vessels, rugs and jewelry. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; Tangerine Gallery, 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 326-5028.

THROUGH SEPT. 9

• See artwork by area youth during the exhibit “That’s Artrageous: Works by Student Artists.” Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH SEPT. 30

• View the exhibit “Postage Stamps: A Global View of Prehistoric History” featuring a private collection of stamps from places around the world, including Malaysia, Japan and parts of Africa, that depict the prehistoric Earth. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with park admission; 326-9686.

THROUGH JUNE 2009

• See the exhibit “Weaving: Native Baskets and Blankets,” which features pieces from Tohono Chul Park’s permanent collection. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

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