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Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 3:00 am


Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (PG)

Super 8 (PG-13)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

The Hangover Part II (R)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (PG)

Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13)

Bridesmaids (R)


7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 1-888-AMC4FUN

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (PG)

Super 8 (PG-13)

Super 8: IMAX (PG-13)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

The Hangover Part II (R)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (PG)

Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D (PG-13)

Bridesmaids (R)

Thor (PG-13)

Thor 3D (PG-13)

Fast Five (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Scream 4 (R)

Arthur (PG-13)

Hanna (PG-13)

Hop (PG)

Source Code (PG-13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG)

Sucker Punch (PG-13)

Limitless (PG-13)

Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13)

Mars Needs Moms (PG)

Red Riding Hood (PG-13)

Rango (PG)

The Tale of Despereaux (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (PG)

Super 8 (PG-13)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

The Hangover Part II (R)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (PG)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13)

Bridesmaids (R)

Thor (PG-13)

Gulliver's Travels (2010) (PG)

Marmaduke (PG)




Friday to Saturday, June 17-July 2

• Enjoy a hilarious and madcap performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, 11 S. Sixth Ave.; $10, $8 in advance; 882-0555.

Saturday to Sunday, June 18-26

• Catch a performance of Tom Stoppard's comic spoof of an Agatha Christie whodunit The Real Inspector Hound and New-Found-Land. Details: 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.; $19-$25; 551-2053.

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

Through Sunday, 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.




Friday, June 17

• Don't miss long-time country music favorite Randy Travis in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; 800-745-3000.

Saturday, June 18

• Listen to the piano jazz vocals of Mark Willis at the La Encantada Summer Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 7 p.m.; lower level courtyard, northwest corner of Campbell Ave. & Skyline Dr.; free; 797-3959.

• Enjoy the Original Wildcat Jass Band and refreshments at the Dove of Peace Lutheran Church's traditional Under the Stars concert. Details: 7 p.m.; 665 W. Roller Coaster Rd.; free-will offering to support UA Lutheran Campus Ministry; 887-5127.

• 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.

Sunday, June 19

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to the classic rock band Five Way Street at the LAVA Music presentation of Music on the Mountain. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., Summerhaven; free.

Tuesday, June 21

• Listen to the western music of Bill Ganz and his band presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

Wednesday, June 22

• Enjoy the unparalleled classic rock of the Doobie Brothers. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; $25-$65; 800-344-9435.

Friday, June 24

• Enjoy the music of the Soulman from Mississippi Johnny Rawls presented by Rhythm & Roots. Details: 8 p.m.; Plaza Palomino, Suite 147, Swan & Ft. Lowell Rds.; $18, $15 in advance, $10 students; 800-594-8499.




Friday, June 17

• Find your new best friend during the Pima Animal Care Center's Monsoon Muttness pet adoption event, including music, games, raffles, food and fun. Details: 5-10 p.m.; 4000 N. Silverbell Road; free admission; 243-5900.

Friday to Saturday, June 17-18

• Bring the whole family to the 3rd Annual Tucson World RefugeeFEST 2011 in celebration of World Refugee Day with an International Soccer Tournament and a Festival at the Downtown Main Library Plaza. Details: 8 a.m.-noon Friday-Saturday; 7290 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 5-9 p.m. Saturday, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free; 319-2128, ext. 124.

Saturday, June 18

• Make your garden just a bit stranger than your neighbors with a purchase from the Weird Plant Sale. Details: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; 326-9686.

• Bring the whole family for the Barrio Centro Community Mural Unveiling with food, music, and performers sponsored by the Tucson Arts Brigade as part of its anti-graffiti initiative. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Lucky Wishbone restaurant, 2712 E. 22nd St.; free; 791-9359 or

Tuesday, June 21

• Enter the Labyrinth: A Physical Representation of Integrative Planetary Wellness at Earth Walk 2011 and community gathering featuring live music, healthy food, kids' activities, raffles and more. Details: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Hi Corbett Field, Reid Park, 3400 E. Camino Campestre; $25 walkers, $5 non-walkers; or 790-1757.

Wednesday, June 22

• Be the judge for the best dishes from SaddleBrooke's restaurants at the annual Chef's Gala SaddleBrooke Style and enjoy wine and different culinary experiences. Details: 5 p.m.; MountainView Country Club, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.; $45; 818-1000.

Thursday to Sunday, June 30-July 3

• Don't miss the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus with dare-devil stunts and never-before-seen performances for children of all ages. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11: 30 a.m., 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $11-$72; 800-745-3000.

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; 881-4753.




Thursdays, June 16-Aug. 25

• Bring the whole family to enjoy a beautiful sunset and experience the process of 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. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; "Bat Bridge" at River Rd. & Campbell Ave.; free; 883-2702.

Thursday to Sunday, June 16-Sept. 25

• Browse tropical orchids and learn about the most popular ones for home or greenhouse cultivation at Mad About Orchids. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8, $4 ages 4-12; 326-9686.

Friday, June 17

• Have fun and provide public service and emergency communications to the area by joining the Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave.; 825-0900.

Saturday, June 18

• Go back in time to the late 1800s with Arizona Historical Society docent Alan Kruse at his presentation Living History - Meet John Spring as he portrays Tucson's second public school teacher and life in southern Arizona during those early days. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Gain an understanding of the structure of higher plants at UA School of Plant Sciences Monica Alvarado Hernandez's class Plant Anatomy and Morphology of Vascular Plants combined with simple laboratory activities. Details: 1-2:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $7 members; 326-9686.

Monday, June 20

• Learn about Identity Theft at the Senior Empowerment Lecture Series presented by Lucia de Vernai, Community Outreach Coordinator, Office of the Arizona Attorney General. Details: 6:30 p.m.; East Ballroom, MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd., SaddleBrooke; free.

Tuesday, June 21

• Celebrate National Pollinator Week with Tohono Chul Park, Bat Conservation International, the Pollinator Partnership and Tucson Audubon Society and learn how to incorporate native plants to create a pollinator corridor at the class Landscaping for Pollinators: Sonoran Desert Style. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Education Center #1, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free; 742-6455, ext. 228.

Wednesday, June 22

• Sign up 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.

• Learn about the enigmas presented by the massive ancient buildings found in Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico at the movie The Mystery of Chaco Canyon based on 20 years of research. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Let Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Conservation Biologist Karen Krebbs entertain you with facts and fun at her National Pollinator Week presentation Hummingbirds: Arizona's Flying Jewels. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Education Center #1, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free; 742-6455 ext. 228.

Thursday, June 23

• Learn about the classification, structure, and metamorphosis of butterflies at Sky Island Tours Jeff Babson's class Arizona Butterflies Part 1: Swallowtails, Oranges, and Sulphurs including some of the biggest and most impressive ones who may flutter through your yard or the desert. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

• Attract Bats in Your Backyard with conservation tips on night-time pollinators from Dr. Christa Weise. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Education Center #1, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free; 742-6455, ext. 228.

Friday, June 24

• Learn about the North American native bee diversity and current threats to bees and other pollinators including recent updates on Colony Collapse Disorder at author Dr. Stephen Buchmann's presentation Trouble in Paradise: Threats to Native Bees. Details: 7 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Education Center #1, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; free; 742-6455, ext. 228.

Saturday, June 25

• Become a Citizen Scientist for the Arizona Game and Fish Department or just learn more about box turtles in the wild at biologist Audrey Owens' presentation How Tucsonans Can Help Turtles: The Ornate Box Turtle Watch. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

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.




Tuesdays, June 14-Aug. 30

• Leash up your pooch and go for a walk at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Dog Days of Summer. Details: 7-8:30 a.m.; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8 adults, $4 children, $3 dogs; 326-9686.




Saturday, June 18

• View live reptiles and learn about their different groups at the Reptile Rally presented by the International Wildlife Museum for ages 5 and up. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free but tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before program starts; 229-5300.

Monday to Friday, June 20-July 1

• Brush up on algebra with math teacher Greg Moore where challenges include solving equations and more at the Review of Algebra Camp. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Green Fields Country Day School, 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra; $200; 297-2288.

Mondays, June 20-Sept. 5

• Enjoy science-themed children's activities all summer long at Monsoon Monday Nights for ages 10 years and younger. Details: 4-8 p.m.; Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. 6th Ave.; $2; 792-9985.

Tuesday, June 21

• Watch as James Reid attempts eating an apple while juggling and hula-hooping, balancing on the wobbly rola-bola, and the spectacular sports equipment finale at the Juggling and More Fun Show for kids and teens. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free but tickets will be handed out one hour before show; 594-5200.





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.





Tuesday, June 21

• Learn more about the brain at the Neurological Lecture - Diagnosing Brain Disorders: Past, Present and Future Neurological Diagnostic Tools facilitated by David Teeple, M.D. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd.; free; 324-4345.

Wednesday, June 22

• Discover some hidden sleep disorders and improve your sleep quality, comfort and safety at the Living Well series with Dr. Jyotsna Sahni's presentation Sleepy Days, Sleepless Nights. Details: 3:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd., Classrooms A & B, free; 866-694-9355.



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