Friday to Sunday, June 10-July 10

• Catch a performance of Candida, George Bernard Shaw’s unique look at marriage. Details: 7:30 Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday (except July 1-3); the Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $18; 260-6442.

Saturday, June 11

• Enjoy the One World, Many Stories performance by Odaiko Sonora, southern Arizona’s premier Japanese drumming ensemble. Details: 6:45-7:30 p.m.; The Main Stage, Scott Ave. & Broadway Blvd.; free; 481-8003.

Saturday to Sunday, June 11-12

• Bring the whole family to the Cinderella Ballet including new works in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop performed by dancers from Arizona Dance Theatre and the University of Arizona Dance Department. Details: 5 p.m.; Pima Community College Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; 887-5658.

Through Sunday, June 19

• Catch a performance of the female version of Neil Simon’s comedy The Odd Couple presented by Studio Connections. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; St. Francis in the Foothills Theatre, 4625 E. River Rd.; $15-$18; 800-838-3006 or


Friday, June 10

• Listen to singer/songwriter, poet, and troubadour Ellis Paul with Amber Norgaard presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $20, $18 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Saturday, June 11

• Listen to the Chicago-style blues of the Railbirdz at a Concert in Your Backyard presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; free; 797-3959.

• Listen to Domingo DeGrazia’s Spanish-Guitar Band in concert to honor the birthday of his father, acclaimed Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia, who would have been 102 years old on Flag Day, June 14. Details: 7-9 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Rd.; free; 299-9191, Ext. 112.

• Enjoy the Tucson Jazz Society’s Third Annual Celebrity Jazz Benefit featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair along with some of the best national and local artists in the U.S. Details: 7:30 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $25, $20 members/active military; $15 students; 903-1265.

• Listen to the music of Telluride’s best bluegrass band, The Dreadnutts with Bob Meighan, Peter McLaughlin, Earl Edmonson, Kirby Mittelmeier and Brian Davies, at the 20th-year reunion presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $23, $20 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.

Sunday, June 12

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to an acoustic jam session with the Bad News Blues Band at the LAVA Music presentation of Music on the Mountain. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven, 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; free;

• Bring a chair or a blanket and listen to the Tucson Pops Orchestra featuring Stars of the Pops. Details: 7 p.m.; Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way; free; 722-5853.

Saturday, June 18

• Tap your toes to the bluegrass music and vocals of the Dusty River Boys. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $18 in advance; 818-1000.




Friday, June 10

• Browse a Classic Car Show featuring live oldies music by the Desert Cadillacs, all-American food, and children’s activities presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and the Catalina Baptist Association for the Crossover Summer Community Arts Festival week. Details: 5 p.m.; Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1825 N. Alvernon Way; free; 797-3959.

Saturday, June 11

• Don’t miss the Community Art Festival at Reid Park featuring art vendors, live music from gospel to jazz, and kid’s activities presented by The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and the Catalina Baptist Association for the Crossover Summer Community Arts Festival week. Details: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; 1100 S. Randolph Way; free; 797-3959.

Tuesday, June 14

• Participate in an inspirational Flag Day Celebration with the Golder Ranch Honor Guard and guest speakers from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Department and Oro Valley Police Department sponsored by the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 and SaddleBrooke HOA #1. Details: 9-10 a.m.; SaddleBrooke Clubhouse, 64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd.

Fridays through July 8

• Bring the whole family to Summer Safari Nights and view your favorite animals in the cooler temperatures. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way; $5-$7.50; or 881-4753.




Thursday, June 9

• Investigate the caterpillars of moths and butterflies and dispel some of the myths surrounding these wonderful creatures at Sky Island Tours’ Jeff Babson’s class The Dazzling World of Caterpillars. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686, Ext. 19.

Thursdays, June 9, 16 & 23

• Learn the basics of color mixing, how colors work together to create color harmonies, and how to use color for self-expression through simple, fun exercises at the Art Workshop for Adults presented by the Drawing Studio. Details: 1-2:30 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.


Saturday, June 11

• Enjoy a cooking demonstration and Q&A with host of Top Chef Masters’ Curtis Stone. Details: 7 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $35-$55, $30-$50 in advance; 800-745-3000.

• Time travel with the Irish bog oaks, bristlecone and ponderosa pines on a tour of the world-renowned University of Arizona’s Tree Ring Laboratory to find out what trees tell us about fire history, drought, climate change, public health, and archeological dating at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum class Tree Ring Tales. Details: 8-11:30 a.m.; meet near UA football stadium, 617 N. Santa Rita Ave.; $36, $33 members; 883-2702.

• Find out how to love your garden and save water at the same time at the docent-taught class Xeriscape Doesn’t Mean Zeroscape. Details: 9:30 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14 (includes garden admission), $7 members; 326-9686, Ext. 19.

• Learn how to enhance the late summer and fall displays in your landscape at the class Desert-Wise Landscaping - Prepare for Monsoon Rains sponsored by Tucson Water. Details: 9-11:30 a.m.; Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; free but registration required; 626-5161.

• Learn about the history of The Saguaro Cactus at Saguaro National Park – 75 Years of Change including the decline and rebound of the park’s Cactus Forest area in its eastern section presented by biologist Don Swann. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn to identify severe weather and what to report to the National Weather Service at Weather Spotter Training. Details: 2:30 p.m. Saturday; Oro Valley Town Hall Complex, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; free; 670-5156 or 670-6526.

Mondays, June 13 & 20

• Learn about various topics of particular interest to seniors at the Senior Empowerment Lecture Series presented by Lucia de Vernai, Community Outreach Coordinator, Office of the Arizona Attorney General. The Top 10 Scams will be presented on June 13. Details: 6:30 p.m.; East Ballroom, MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd., SaddleBrooke; free.

Wednesday, June 15

• Take an up-close look at Sueño the Harris Hawk presented by wildlife rehabilitator Kathie Schroeder. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Wednesday, June 22

• Register early for the Golder Ranch Fire Babysitters Course to learn the basics, CPR, First Aid, fire safety, baby care, and lessons in responsibility for ages 12-16. Details: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 3845 E. Golder Ranch Dr.; $35, $25 district residents; 818-1017.

Mondays through July 25

• Experience the excitement of singing in a chorus with the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus at their Summer Mixed Chorus. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Rd.; $50; 404-3148.

Saturdays through Aug. 27

• 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, $2.25 ages 6-12; 883-2702.

Through Saturday, Sept. 10

• Challenge yourself with 20 fun puzzles designed to sharpen problem-solving skills at the traveling exhibit Brain Teasers 2 at UA Science: Flandrau Center. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; 1601 E. University Blvd.; $7.50, $5 ages 4-15; 621-7827.




Saturday, June 11

• Take a guided Honeybee Canyon Park Birding Walk with birding expert Marjorie Flory to spot Gambel’s quail, verdins, gnatcatchers and other birds of the Southwest desert. Details: 7-8:30 a.m.; Honeybee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 615-7855.


Saturday, June 11

• Make a miniature camera at the Kids Create program. Details: 1-4 p.m.; The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; included with museum admission; 881-0606.

• Beat the heat and take a Moonlight Madness Tour of the Titan Missile Museum by the light of the full moon with special activities for the kids including launching seltzer rockets, sampling space food, and taking the astronaut test. Details: 5-9 p.m.; 1580 W. Duval Mine Rd., Green Valley; $7, members and 12 years and under free; 625-7736.

Wednesday, June 15

• Bring kids ages 4-6 to Sabino Canyon Storytime: Predators for stories, crafts and games presented by volunteer naturalists. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; free, but space is limited; 749-8700.

Through Friday, June 17

• Explore the similarities and differences among 10 distinct organisms at an interdisciplinary and tactile science camp, Comparative Anatomy Camp, taught by science teacher Kimberly King for grades 7-12. Details: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Green Fields Country Day School, 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra; $350; 297-2288.

Through Friday, July 1

• Help kids in grades K-6 develop an appreciation for the wonder of the desert habitat through songs, stories, games, crafts, science projects and garden exploration at Summer Camp tailored to their age group. Details: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $110-$200; 326-9686, ext. 18 or

Through Friday, July 29

• Explore distant and magical lands inhabited by colorful characters, animals, elves, fairies and wizards at Summer Camp for ages 5-11. Details: full or half-day; Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.; $80 and up; 881-0606.




Through Sunday, June 19

• View the Pattern and Rhythm exhibit featuring the multi-media works of regional artists directly inspired by nature. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

Through Thursday, June 30

• View the exhibit Desert Illusions by Donna Reibslager from memories of years living in Sonora, Mexico. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, Porter Hall Gallery, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with museum admission, $8, $4 children; 326-9686.

Through Tuesday, July 12

• View Picturing Tucson: An Exhibit of Cell Phone Photography. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; the Gallery at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; included with park admission; 742-6455.

Through Sunday, July 31

• View the works of Chuck Albanese at his Favorite Places exhibit featuring Greek Isles and Tuscany scenes in sketches, watercolors and multi-media works. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday & Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 101; free; 615-3001.

Through Friday, Sept. 30

• View special summer monthly exhibits titled WOW for Watch Our Walls featuring artwork in a variety of media. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; Southern Arizona Watercolor Gallery, 5605 E. River Rd., Suite 131; free; 299-7294.




Thursday, June 9

• Get the Straight Talk on Respiratory Diseases from Dr. Michael Maximov. Details: 8:30-10 a.m.; Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

Tuesday, June 14

• Learn the physiological and emotional effects laughter has on your brain while having a few chuckles with guest speakers from Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and the University of Arizona, College of Medicine at the presentation Laughter 101 and the Pursuit of Healthy Pleasures. Details: 10 a.m.; Splendido, 13500 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 878-2612.

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