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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 4:00 am


Friday to Saturday, July 18-19

• Catch a performance of Dorothy Parker’s Last Call, a one-woman show depicting the poet, critic, author, activist, and member of the infamous Algonquin Round Table who delighted in skewering the culture of the early Twentieth Century. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $20, $18 seniors/students; 327-4242.

Friday to Sunday through July 27

• Laugh out loud at the wild, wacky Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Red Barn Theatre Company, 948 N. Main Ave.; $13-$16; 887-6239.

Friday to Sunday through Aug. 24

• Catch a performance of Peré Summers’ comedy The Stripper, The Wrestler, and Messages from Space. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; the Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave., Suite 154; $16-$18; 260-6442.


Thursday, July 17

• Enjoy popular American songs at the Sizzling Summer Sounds Cabaret Series featuring a Family Affair with the multi-talented Boone Family. Details: 8 p.m.; Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive; $30-$50; 800-933-1093 or 882-9721.

Friday, July 18

• Enjoy the unique rock ‘n’ roll style of singer, songwriter, and actor Chris Isaak. Details: 8:30 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; www.startickets.com.

Saturday, July 19

• Tap your toes to timeless hits from The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Martha and The Vandellas, Smokey Robinson, Tami Terrell, The Marvelettes, Junior Walker and The All-Stars, and more at the Magic of Motown. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $30, $25 in advance; 825-2818.

Saturday to Sunday, July 19-20

• Enjoy a musical celebration of the legendary “divas” who shape the sound track of our lives at the  Sizzling Summer Sounds Cabaret Series featuring Ann Hampton Callaway: Diva Power. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive; $30-$50; 800-933-1093 or 882-9721.

Sunday, July 20

• Enjoy the unique musicianship of celebrated violist Danny Seidenberg presented by the St. Andrew’s Bach Society. Details: 2 p.m.; Grace St. Paul’s Church, 2331 E. Adams St.; $12, $6 students; www.standrewsbach.org.

• Enjoy a performance of the acclaimed Tucson Boys Chorus as part of the International Boys and Men’s Choral Festival. Details: 3 p.m.; UA Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road; $10-$15, $8 children; 296-6277.

Monday, July 21

• Enjoy the Strait Country tribute to George Strait. Details: 7 p.m.; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $19.95; 888-9428.

Wednesday, July 23

• Let the Divas of the Great American Playhouse, Jodi Darling, Jacinda Rose Swinehart, April Lisette Ball, Colleen Zandbergen, Amy DeHaven, and Jennifer Ackerley Lawrence entertain you with an Evening of Songs from the Great White Way. Details: 7 p.m.; Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road; $15.95-$17.95, $7.95 children; 512-5145.

• Spend an evening with the American rock group Boston. Details: 7 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; 800-344-9435.

Thursday, July 24

• Dream about fall plantings at expert Marylee Pangman’s class Creating Magic in a Potted Garden Room. Details:  8:30-10 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members; 326-9686.

• Meet some Sensational Serpents of Southern Arizona and take a look at many of the 47 species found locally at this family-friendly class, which includes live animals. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members, $8 children; 326-9686.

Saturday, July 26

• Enjoy the New Jack Swing style fusing electro-hip-hop production and contemporary urban R&B of Keith Sweat, Ginuwine, and Al B Sure. Details: 8 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road; $25-$55; 800-344-9435.


Friday, July 25

• Help raise funds for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona at Dog Days of Summer Fashion Show featuring clothing, food, art and raffles. Details: 5-9 p.m.; Plaza Colonial, 2850 E. Skyline Drive; 318-9445.


Thursday, July 17

• Discuss Great Literature of All Times led by Dr. Bill Frey with this month’s selection Pietro Di Donato’s “Christ in Concrete.” Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 594-5580.

Saturday, July 19

• Explore the scenic, pristine San Juan River with rich photography and expert insights from Lynn Orchard at her presentation Rafting the San Juan River. Details: noon; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Enjoy Cool Summer Nights at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as nocturnal creatures come to life, and enjoy special activities with this week’s theme, Insect Insanity featuring UA “Bugman” Carl Olson with a hands-on experience with arthropods, crafts, and presentations. Details: 5-10 p.m.; 2021 N. Kinney Road; $19.50; $15.50 youth; $6 children; 883-2702 or www.desertmuseum.org.


Friday, July 18

• Take a 5-mile naturalist guided hike on the Butterfly Trail to Novio Falls with an elevation gain of 1200 feet. Details: 9 a.m.; meet at Upper Butterfly Trailhead, Mount Lemmon Catalina Highway milepost 22.8; free except for any forest service fees; 749-8700.

Saturday and Wednesday, July 19 and 23

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 6-9 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Road; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.


Thursday, July 17

• Witness spectacular science edu-tainment at Fire and Ice presented by Mad Science. Details: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free but required tickets handed out a half-hour before program; 594-5580.

Saturday to Sunday, July 19-27

• Experience some of the best children’s films of all time, along with fun games, interactive activities, super giveaways and crazy surprises at the Loft Kids Fest. Details: 10 a.m.; The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.; free admission; 795-7777.

Wednesday, July 23

• Bring the kids for author Gail Bornfield’s Riding the Wind: Storytime and Children’s Writing Workshop where they can learn how to construct characters, settings, and plots of their own. For grades 4–6. Details: 11 a.m.-noon; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; reservations required; 622-6014.

Saturday, July 26

• Bring the entire family to Night Wings at Pima Air and Space Museum with tram rides until sundown, walking tours, and hands-on aviation-related activities for kids. Details: 5-9 p.m.; 6000 E. Valencia Road; after 4 p.m. admission $10, children free; 574-0462.

Sundays through Aug. 17

• Follow the yellow brick road to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz with the beloved characters in a world full of wonder and excitement. Details: 1 p.m.; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $7-10; 327-4242.

Sundays through Aug. 31

• Bring the kids to S.T.E.A.M. Sundays featuring science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics learning, exhibits, and activities. Details: 10 a.m.; Children’s Museum Tucson,

200 S. Sixth Ave.; $2; www.childrensmuseumtucson.org.


Thursday, July 17

• Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a classic movie under the stars at the outdoor movie series Cinema La Placita with this week’s feature West Side Story. Details: 7:30 p.m.; La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave.; $3 suggested donation; 326-5282.

Friday, July 18

• Bring a blanket or lawn chair for a screening of How to Train Your Dragon presented by the Cox Communications and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: dusk; Reid Park, Demeester Performing Arts Pavilion, 900 S. Randolph Way; free; www.saaca.org.

Saturday, July 19

• Stay cool at the Marana Parks and Recreation Dive-in Movies featuring Finding Nemo. Details: 7:45 p.m.; Marana Pool, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road; free; www.marana.com.

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