Friday through Sunday, 

July 19-Aug. 18

• Laugh out loud at the spoof Upton Abbey by James Gooden featuring Giles the super-efficient butler and the British family that couldn’t do without him. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave., Suite 154; $18, $16 seniors/students; 260-6442.


Friday to Sunday through 

July 27

• Catch a performance of the adult drama, comedy, and romance Lobby Hero about a security guard confronted with an epic ethical dilemma. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $18; 327-4242.




Friday, July 19

• Enjoy the Main Gate Square Jazz Summer Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance featuring the jazz vocals of Heather O’Day. Details: 7-9 p.m.; Main Gate Square, 814 E. University Blvd.; free; 797-3959.


Sunday, July 21

• Listen to the Boone/Vivona Jazz Quartet at the St. Philip’s In The Hills Friends of Music summer concert series. Details: 2 p.m.; St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 299-6421.


Friday, July 26

• Rock the night away with multi-platinum recording artist Sammy Hagar, lead singer of the legendary hard rock group Van Halen and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $30-$85; 800-344-9435.


Sunday, July 28

• Enjoy the hip-hop country hybrid music of Florida Georgia Line. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $15-$80; 800-344-9435.


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.


Wednesday, Aug. 14

• Don’t miss “living legend” Willie Nelson in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $30-$85; 800-344-9435.




Thursday, July 18

• Round up your friends for the Girls’ Night Out shopping extravaganza featuring beauty and fashion exhibitors, complimentary cocktail sampling, and raffles. Details: 2-9 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road; $15, $10 in advance; 877-670-SHOP or GirlsNightOutAZ.com.

• Beat the heat and enjoy an evening of visuals and vocals at Twilight Third Thursdays featuring art by David Kish and Holly Swangtu and music by Nowhere Man and Whiskey Girl. Details: 5-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $9, $5 children, $5 members, $3 member children; 326-9686.


Saturday, July 20 

• Put on your dancin’ shoes and come out to the Monsoon Funk Dance Party featuring DJ Carl Hanni spinning vintage and new funk, soul, reggae, and more. Details: 7 p.m.; Triangle L Ranch, 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road, Oracle; $5; (520) 623-6732 or www.trianglelranch.com.

• Help raise funds for the Foothills Optimist Club at Splashjack, a blackjack tournament and pool party with wave pool, DJ, craps, roulette, and slots for ages 21 and older. Details: 8 p.m.; Breakers Water Park, 8555 W. Tangerine Road; $50, $40 in advance; www.foothillsoptimistcluboftucson.com.


Saturday to Sunday, July 20-21

• Bring the whole family for wagon rides and fruit-picking at Apple Annie’s Peach Mania. Details: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; 2081 W. Hardy Road, Willcox; free admission; 520-384-2084.


Sunday, July 21

• Browse local wedding photographers, videographers, DJ’s, florists, reception sites, gowns, and many more at the I Do In Tucson Bridal Show. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Highlands at Dove Mountain, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd.; 624-3081 or www.idointucson.com.

• Bring your gift list to Christmas in July where you can browse arts and crafts of all kinds in an indoor air-conditioned gallery. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Many Hands Courtyard, 3054 N. First Ave.; free admission; 624-7612.




Thursday, July 18

• Discuss Great Literature of All Times led by Dr. Bill Fry with this month’s selections Samuel Pepys’ “Diary” and Daniel Defoe’s “Journal of the Plague Year.” Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 594-5580.


Saturday, July 20

• Learn stick-based martial art routines at Sinawali for teens and adults. Details: 11 a.m.; Geasa-Marana Public Library, 11370 N. Lon Adams Road; free; 594-5259.

• Take an engaging look at the problems of light pollution and its impact on astronomy through still and time-lapse imagery captured from the International Space Station at Light Pollution: Perspectives from Earth and Space presented by Scott Kardel, Managing Director of the Tucson-based International Dark-Sky Association. 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 Insect Insanity and Photography with “the Bugman,” Dr. Carl Olson and a chance to get up close and personal with arthropods. Details: 6-10 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; $12, $4 ages 4-12; 883-2702.


Sunday, July 21

• Learn how to build and run your own contained ecosystem combining aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in water) at the Aquaponics Workshops,  Building and Classroom Sessions. Details: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $40/session, $30 members or $65/both sessions, $55 members; 326-9686.


Tuesday, July 23

• Learn the basics on how to save seed from common vegetables and native plants at the hands-on workshop Seed Savings 101 presented by Josh Banno. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 594-5580.


Tuesday through Friday, 

July 23-26

• Enjoy a four-day workshop learning the art of Mata Ortiz Pottery Making with artist Jorge Quintana and make a pot of your own to take home. Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; $295, $250 members (materials and lunch included); 622-6014.


Thursday, July 25

• Meet some of the Sensational Serpents of Southern Arizona and learn about many of the 47 species found in our area. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686.




Tuesday, July 23

• Take a 2-4 mile hike to discover and identify butterflies and wildflowers with Jeff Babson and Meg Quinn at Mount Lemmon Butterflies and Botany. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Mount Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.






Thursday, July 18

• Spark your imagination with a story and a make a collage at Exploring Collage. Details: 11 a.m.; Geasa-Marana Public Library, 11370 N. Lon Adams Road; free; 594-5259.


Friday, July 19

• Learn interesting facts, execute an obstacle course, fold a paper shuriken and get a ninja name at Friday Fun Club: Ninja Science. Details: 2 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free but required tickets available 1 hour before program; 594-5200.


Saturday to Sunday, July 20-28

• Bring the kids to the Tucson International Children’s Film Festival for a mix of feature films, animated shorts, vintage cartoons, sing-alongs, and interactive projects. Details: 10 a.m.; Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.; free; 795-0844.


Tuesday, July 23

• Take home a craft and learn more about the natural history of the Sonoran Desert at Desert Players presented by Tohono Chul Park. Details: 11 a.m.; Geasa-Marana Public Library, 11370 N. Lon Adams Road; free; 594-5259.




Tuesday, July 22

• Come to the Understanding Seizures Healthy Woman Seminar presented by Rebecca Milholland, M.D. Details: 6-7 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital Classroom, 1551 E. Tangerine Road; free; 866-694-9355.

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