Photos: Caliente's 100 Days of Summer - Your Tucson guide

May 22, 2014 12:00 am  • 

We live in Tucson. We know it's hot. But we are lovin' us some summer anyway. These longer days mean more time to play, and we are totally ready to dive into everything summer has to offer— all 100 days of it. Catch a concert under the stars or take a run with the fam on Father's Day. Go corn-picking for a yummy snack or spend several hours hibernating in the good, ol' reliable movie theater air conditioning. Gardening, movies in the park, nature day trips, food trucks, arts and crafts, toe-tapping musical gigs. Seriously. This is perfection.

Look though the slideshow to see what's happening in Tucson for the next 100 days.

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    • Greg Brown, who mixes folk with country, plays the Rialto.
    • The Arizona Banjo & Ukulele Blast starts at the Omni Tucson National Resort, 2727 W. Club Drive. Details:
    • azbanjoblasters.com
    • TEDXTucson May Salon examines sex and sexuality at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway. More at loftcinema.com
    • Hard-rockers Queensrÿche and Warrant play a show at Breakers Water Park, 8555 W. Tangerine Road in Marana. Tickets start at $32. Go to breakerswaterpark.com
    • The Puerto Rican band Calle13, known for its mix of genres and use of satire, at the Rialto.
    • The comic blockbusters continue — “X-Men: Days of Future Past” opens in theaters.
    • Bluesman Roy Book Binder at Club Congress.
    • Gipsy Kings at the Fox.
    • Battle of the Badges at Casino del Sol’s AVA.
    • Summer concert series begins at Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 270 Elgin Road in Elgin. Details at kj-vineyards.com
    • KFMA Day, story Page 11.
    • Cow Bop — a cowboy jazz band — at the Boondocks Lounge, 3306 N. First Ave.
    • The Inaugural Sour Fest, sour beer festival at Tap & Bottle, 403 N. Sixth Ave., also on Sunday.
    • Tucson Pops Orchestra’s Music Under the Stars presents its Memorial Day concert at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center.
    • Tucson’s Academy of Ballet performs “Sleeping Beauty” at Tucson Music Hall. 886-1222.
    • Colossal Cave 5K race starts at 6:30 a.m. Register at taggrun.com
    • Tucson Color Vibe 5K run will be held at the Kino Sports Complex. Details at thecolorvibe.com
    • Classically trained violinist and YouTube star Lindsey Stirling brings her energetic dubstep to the Rialto. Story Page 14.
    • Pop trio Geographer at Club Congress.
    • Arts Express Memorial Day concert at Crowder Hall. Details:
    • arts-express.org
    • or
    • 319-0400.
    • Grammy winners Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle share the stage at the Rialto. See Page 29.
    • A cool escape for the kids: Art Sprouts at the University of Arizona Museum of Art is an exploration of the museum’s works, story time, music, and making art. More at artmuseum.arizona.edu/event/sevent/art-sprouts-2 or 621-7567.
    • The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway, screens the Oscar-nominated documentary, “The Missing Picture.” Stay for the post-film discussion with author Vicheara Houn.
    • Attend a Food Truck Roundup. Find them at tucsonfoodtruckroundup.com
    • Ahhhh — City of Tucson seasonal swimming pools open. Details at pdsd.tucsonaz.gov/parks/aquatics
    • Yoga in the Gardens at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 8-9 a.m. Thursdays. Details at
    • tucsonbotanical.org
    • The Happy Hour for Hope fundraiser supports Hope Animal Shelter at 5 p.m. at Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant, 198 W. Cushing St. Admission is $10. The cover charge and a portion of food and drink revenue benefit animals at the shelter. 730-7919 or Hopeanimalshelter.net
    • Tucson’s own Howe Gelb at Club Congress.
    • Ventriloquist and America’s Got Talent winner Terry Fator at AVA.
    • Moody Blues’ guitarist Justin Hayward at the Fox.
    • TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run/Walk. Register at azroadrunners.org
    • The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum debuts Cool Summer Nights, which runs Saturdays through Aug. 30. go to desertmuseum.org/visit/events_saturday.php
    • Mildred & Dildred carnival, 10 a.m.-noon in the courtyard of La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive.
    • An all-breed horse competition at the Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road. Call 762-9100.
    • Tony Furtado at Monterey Court.
    • Jack Neubeck and Crystal Stark perform show tunes and standards with the Tucson Pops Orchestra at DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center.
    • Antique fair at Tanque Verde Elementary School, 2600 N. Fennimore Ave. The fair is the first Sunday of each month in the auditorium and on the back field. Free.
    • Bluegrass music jam session, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. The Udall jam session is held the first Sunday of each month. It is free to attend and is one of four jam sessions held during the month. desertbluegrass.org
    • Hungry? Tucson Originals hot summer deals — $20.14 — are slated to start. Check tucsonoriginals.com for participating restaurants.
    • Just a few days left to catch “Under the Violet Sky,” featuring works by Lynn Taber, Gail Marcus-Orlen and William Lesch at Etherton Gallery, 135 S. Sixth Ave. The show ends June 7. Details at ethertongallery.com or 624-7370.
    • El Pueblo Farmers Market at El Rio Health Center parking lot, 101 W. Irvington Road, brings the farm to the city 3-5 p.m. Mondays. 882-3313.
    • Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer Stephen Stills at the Fox.
    • Pop band Neon Trees
    • at the Rialto.
    • Ramblin’ Jack Elliott croons his folk music
    • at Club Congress.
    • Before the monsoon arrives and clouds the evening skies, check out the SkyNights StarGazing Program at Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, 9800 E. Ski Run Road, Mount Lemmon. Details at skycenter.arizona.edu/programs/public/skynights or 626-8122.
    • Ever wonder about those space-age Mirror Labs at the UA? The lab tour gives a detailed look at the work they do. More at 626-8792
    • “Palo Alto,” Gia Coppola’s directorial debut, based on the short story collection by James Franco, opens at the Loft. It’s also First Friday Shorts at the Loft.
    • It’s Reptile Night at Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Friday Nights.
    • The Greatest Love Of All – The Whitney Houston Show brings what is largely regarded as the best Whitney Houston tribute to Casino del Sol’s AVA, covering the span of her 29-year career.
    • The once-a-year Weird Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. More at tucsonbotanical.org or 326-9686.
    • Bill Medley of Righteous Brothers fame plays Desert Diamond Casino. 
    • Arizona Symphonic Winds ”Music in the Park” final concert of the season features cellist Ann Gratz. Udall Park’s László Veres Amphitheater, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road.
    • Arizona Bacon Fest at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way.
    • The first of three Summer Siesta Concerts for a $10 donation featuring a noon luncheon followed by a pipe organ recital at Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E. Speedway, the first Saturday of June, July and August. Catalinamethodist.org
    • Ahoy, there! It’s time for the Summer Art Cruise. Galleries in the Central Tucson Gallery Association throw open their doors all day and into the evening, making it easy to cruise on through and take in the art. More at ctgatucson.org
    • Hotel Congress beer tastings. Themed tastings take place every Saturday at the hotel all summer long.
    • Tech N9ne’s Independent Grind Tour 2014 stops at the Rialto.
    • Pop band Painted Palms at Club Congress.
    • Sunset celebration at Gallery Row on the north east corner of Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue. The event begins at 4 p.m. with silent auction kick-off at Madaras Gallery, piano performance at Steinway, gallery exhibit at Wilde Meyer, and luau food and cocktails at Acacia starting at 6 p.m.
    • St. Andrew’s Bach Society opens its summer season
    • with a concert of trios featuring pianist Tannis Gibson, cellist Ian Jones and violinist Ben Nisbet
    • at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St.
    • Learn about the animals that wander the Sonoran Desert by studying their skulls at Flowing Wells Library. More at 594-5225.
    • The B-Side Players from San Diego bring their Afro-Latin-funk-Fusion to The Sea of Glass Center for the Arts.
    • Rock ‘n’ roll by the Mowgli’s at Club Congress.
    • Rock band America checks in at the Fox.
    • Multiple Grammy winning singer/songwriter James Taylor makes a stop at US Airways Center in Phoenix.
    • Ready to tackle the tango? Get lessons at Maker House, 283 N. Stove Ave. Details at makerhouse.org
    • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus at the Tucson Convention Center Arena through June 14.
    • Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang at the Rialto.
    • Troubadours Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson launch their tour at AVA.
    • Country great Ronnie Milsap at the Fox.
    • The Guitar Festival: Three stages of performances at Park Place, 5870 E. Broadway, to June 14.
    • Brew at the Zoo: Ales for Apes features local brewers raising money to help Reid Park Zoo renovate its gibbons habitat. More at reidparkzoo.org
    • The Emergency Circus returns home to turn the Hotel Congress patio into a superhero-themed circus extravaganza.
    • DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road, celebrates the birthday of its namesake Ted DeGrazia, who was born in the copper mining camp of Morenci on June 14, 1909. He died in 1982.
    • Dash for Dad – A Father’s Day 5K Family Run/Walk along the Rillito River Path starts at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road. Details at taggrun.com
    • Dizzy Wright at Club Congress.
    • Join Bloom Watch and Experience Bloom Night — when Tohono Chul opens its doors for people to experience the mystery of the Queen of the Night, the night-blooming cereus Peniocereus greggii. The bloom is between late-May and mid-July and is hard to predict — sometimes with only 12 hours notice. Go to tohonochulpark.org/cereus to get on the bloom watch email list.
    • Country super group Lady Antebellum comes to Casino del Sol’s AVA. tickets.solcasinos.com
    • Broadway in Tucson brings the Tony-winning “Jersey Boys” to Centennial Hall through June 22. broadwayintucson.com
    • Build recycled robots with the kids at Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. Try a different craft every week during Whimsical Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. through July 16.
    • The 60th anniversary restoration screening of the original “Godzilla” at the Loft — one showing only.
    • La Santa Cecila and its Latin sounds at the Rialto.
    • The rock duo of Darren Weiss and Danny Presant play Tucson’s newest venue, 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave.
    • A beer dinner at Acacia Real Food & Cocktails includes four courses paired with beers from Dragoon Brewing Co. Acacia is at 3001 E. Skyline Drive. acaciatucson.com
    • “Dorothy Parker’s Last Call,” written and performed by Tucsonan Lesley Abrams opens at Live Theatre Workshop.
    • Cultura Profetica brings its Puerto Rican reggae/Latin tunes to the Rialto.
    • Los Tucanes de Tijuana at AVA
    • Singer/songwriter Michael Martin Murphey at the Fox.
    • Magic is in store when the Carnival of Wonders stops at Desert Diamond.
    • Summer officially begins.
    • Phil Wickham at the Fox.
    • Test yourself: The annual Holualoa Firecracker Triathlon starts at 5:45 a.m. There’s one for kids as well as adults. More at tritucson.com
    • The Arizona Humanities Council sponsors a talk, “Father Kino: Journey to Discovery,” at the Himmel Park Public Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.
    • Join in — or just listen — at the Fiddle and Country Music Jam at the Southwest Community Center, 5950 S. Cardinal Ave. Call 954-1383.
    • A Tucson summer tradition, the Dia de San Juan Festival, takes place at Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento — marking the day the monsoon rains start to build. Check the Facebook page of the El Dia de San Juan Fiesta Committee for details.
    • Malaysian pop/rocker Yuna, with Moonrise Nation, at the Rialto.
    • The Cinema La Placita outdoor film series turned 15 this summer. Films screen Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at La Placita Village, downtown on the southwest corner of Broadway and Church
    • Avenue. It continues through Aug. 28.
    • Sergio Mendoza y la
    • Orkesta
    • at the Rialto.
    • The Loft plays host to the All-Nite-Scream-O-Rama, a 12-hour horror marathon.
    • Jazz Telephone at the Friday Night Live! jazz concert series. saaca.org
    • Native American Cultural Night at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
    • Smokey Robinson at AVA.
    • “The Muppet Movie” sing-a-long at The Loft.
    • Classic Car Show, littleanthonysdiner.com
    • A fashion workshop on the long and short of wearing shorts at Buffalo Exchange, 6212 E. Speedway. Register by calling 615-6020.
    • Gran Festival de Folklore Mexicano y Mariachi at AVA.
    • University of Arizona graduate student Renato Serrano guests with the St. Andrew’s Bach Society for “Bach and His Guitar” at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. standrewsbach.org
    • Take a walk — with lots of other Tucsonans — as part of Meet Me at Maynards, which starts at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. The family-friendly, noncompetitive, 3- or 4-mile run/walk through downtown steps out every Monday; check-in is about 5:15 p.m. And it’s free. More info:
    • meetmeatmaynards.com
    • Ted DeGrazia’s abstracts are on view at the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road, through July 30. degrazia.org
    • Geeks Who Drink bar
    • trivia
    • at Dante’s Fire, 2526 E. Grant Road, and Mr. Head’s, 513 N. Fourth Ave. Find trivia nights Mondays-Thursdays at bars around Tucson. geekswhodrink.com
    • Check out the Food Truck Rally for lunch or dinner, eat tasty food and help raise money for Arms of Angels animal rescue. The northwest corner of North Campbell Avenue and East Fort Lowell Road. 982-2645.
    • “Where I’m going’s where I’m at,” says Kid Rock, who is coming to AVA.
    • Take a walk in the park at Tohono Chul. The guided tour is packed with information about the Sonoran Desert.
    • Pack a picnic, head downtown, and pick a prime spot to watch the “A” Mountain fireworks.
    • Catch the Let Freedom Sing Concert at UA’s Centennial Hall.
    • Head to the Kino Sports Complex where Tucson’s semi-pro soccer team, FC Tucson, plans to pick up where the Padres left off. There will be fireworks.
    • Oro Valley plans to host family-friendly activities, entertainment and food trucks at James D. Kriegh Park, with fireworks from Hilton El Conquistador.
    • Tubac, to the south, offers a day of old fashioned entertainment and fireworks at night at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa.
    • Check back with Caliente on July 3 for a full list.
    • Comedian Jeff Dunham brings his “Disorderly Conduct” tour to AVA.
    • The Civic Orchestra of Tucson and the Evans family perform in the Oro Valley Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Canada.
    • Heirloom Farmers Market at St. Philip’s Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave., has become a must-go weekend tradition for scores of Tucsonans.
    • Cool off and explore Colossal Cave with the Ladder Tour. Learn the cave’s history and geology as you walk down and back up more than six stories, while viewing stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, boxwork, and helictites and other formations. colossalcave.com
    • Guitar Gods 2014 rocks the Rialto with Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli John Roth, Gary Hoey and Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumbleoot.
    • Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga at St. Francis in the Foothills Church on Tuesday evenings. Breathing, yogic exercises and laughter to promote peace and healing. And it’s free. 490-5500.
    • Invisible Theatre relaunches its Sizzling Summer Sounds Cabaret series at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive. First up: Katherine Byrnes, Jack Neubeck and Jeffrey Haskell.
    • 882-9721.
    • It’s the Dog Days of Summer at Tucson Botanical Gardens — leashed dogs can wander the gardens every Tuesday and Thursday from June 1 through Sept. 30. You can also get your pup a membership.
    • It’s Amazing Africa night at the Reid Park Zoo Summer Safari Friday Nights.
    • Sweet Corn Extravaganza at Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins, 6405 Williams Road in Willcox, through July 13. appleannies.com/weekend-events or
    • 1-520-384-2084.
    • Espinoza Paz at the AVA.
    • Strike a pose — NPC Terminator 2014 at the Fox.
    • The Children’s Museum Tucson’s S.T.E.A.M. Sundays is designed for fun as well as education about science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. 200 S. Sixth Ave., 792-9985.
    • Everyone Runs TMC Run with the Roosters Kinney Road 5-Miler begins and ends at Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road. everyoneruns.net or 797-7867. Customized finisher tech shirts, Mexican breakfast, snow cones and slip ‘n slide. everyoneruns.net or 797-7867.
    • Geek out at Maker House. The anime club meets every Monday night and everyone is welcome. Maker House, a collaborative artisan, education, technology and gathering place in the downtown area, has become a go-to spot since it opened last fall.
    • Pandemonium Day! Do something nutty, unexpected, fun and join in on the national event.
    • The Turtles and friends stop at the Fox for the Happy Together Tour, which celebrates the music of the ‘60s. This year’s tour includes: Mark Volman; Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night; Mark Farner formerly of Grand Funk Railroad; Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels and Gary Lewis and The Playboys.
    • Go green. A master gardener leads a tour through the gardens at Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. 626-5161.
    • Get your toes tappin’ at the Desert Bluegrass Association’s jam session at Trail Dust Town courtyard, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road, 760-0745.
    • It’s a “Wicked Game” — Chris Isaak brings his soulful, sultry rock to Desert Diamond.
    • The Loft Kids Film Fest, through July 27, has become a summer tradition for families, with children’s films, games and preshow activities.
    • Peach Mania at Apple Annie’s Orchard begins in Willcox. Through July 20.
    • The Invisible Theatre’s Sizzling Summer Sounds Cabaret closes out with Ann Hampton Callaway Cabaret at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive. 882-9721.
    • Get out of the heat and see cool art. “Master Works on Paper” is at the University of Arizona Museum of Art through Aug. 25. artmuseum.arizona.edu
    • Mind your fingers: “Bite!” At Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, gives an up-close look at predator plants. tucsonbotanical.org
    • Sample sweet treats at Tazzina di Gelato, 5420 E. Broadway. The shop recently participated in the Gelato World Tour in Austin, Texas.
    • Boston rocks at AVA.
    • An exhibit of works by photographer Edward S. Curtis, who captured some of the most iconic images of the American West, continues through July 30 at Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd. on the UA campus.
    • Cause to celebrate! Tucson’s SunLink (modern street car) starts making its rounds from the University of Arizona area through downtown.
    • The merchants at Plaza Colonial center, 2850 E. Skyline Drive, host the third annual “Dog Days of Summer”event to benefit the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.
    • Preview night for Live Theatre Workshop’s “Molly Sweeney” by Brian Friel. Runs through Aug. 30.
    • “Hercules” opens in theaters.
    • The 5th annual garlic harvest at Triangle T Guest Ranch in Dragoon features music, dozens of vendors and artisans, garlic cooking contest, horseback rides, and other activities to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Make-A-Wish of Arizona. To July 27.
    • The Japanese shredders Boris at Club Congress.
    • Fourth Annual Breeze in the Trees 5K, a cool summer 5K through the shady Green Valley Pecan Farm orchards.
    • Head to Sierra Vista for German cuisine. The city has four restaurants that specialize in German dishes, including the German Cafe, 1805 Paseo San Luis. 1-520-456-1705
    • Open mic night at the Maker House every Tuesday. Also open blues dancing. Perfect.
    • Last day to catch The Red Barn Theatre Company’s production of “Twelfth Night.”
    • Give yourself a break from the kitchen — and take a mini vacation at the same time. Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue is one of the Tucson Originals offering a $20.14 summer dining deal. Find the original at 850 E. Speedway, in Marana at 8300 N. Thornydale Road, and also at 15990 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd. in Sahuarita. mamashawaiianbbq.com
    • Dad’s Farmers Market is open seven days a week at 13300 N. Postvale Road, Marana.
    • King Buzzo — aka Roger “Buzz” Osborne and one of the founding members of The Melvins — at Club Congress.
    • Thursdays through Sept. 5, the Tucson Botanical Gardens stay open until 8 p.m. for guests to enjoy the gardens after sundown. Café Botanica serves dinner from 5-8 p.m. Or bring your own picnic dinner.
    • “Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” at the Cox Communications Movies in the Park at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park.
    • Zepparella @ the Flycatcher at the Rialto
    • Rockers 311 with Katastro at the Rialto.
    • Head to Elgin for HarvestFest at Sonoita Vineyards, 290 Elgin Canelo Road, for wine tastings, horse-drawn winery and vineyard tours, and grape-stomping. To Aug 3. sonoitavineyards.com
    • Bluesman Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Los Lonely Boys at the Rialto.
    • Talk about the Sonoran Desert’s venomous and poisonous critters at the Flowing Wells Branch Library, 1730 W. Wetmore Road, 584-5225.
    • Flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert at the Rialto.
    • Counting Crows with Toad the Wet Sprocket at AVA.
    • The country rockers Eli Young Band at the Rialto.
    • 66th Annual Vigilante Days in Tombstone, running to Aug. 10. Street entertainment, 10K run, chili cook-off, 1880s fashion show and saloon girls are part of the fun.
    • Arizona Onstage Productions opens musical “Les Miserables,” through Aug. 17. arizonaonstage.org
    • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” opens in theaters.
    • Singer/songwriter Prince Royce at AVA.
    • Healthy You Network hosts a recipe exchange to explore and learn new whole food, plant-based recipes the second Saturday of the month. healthyyounetwork.org
    • Get ready for the 2014 Perseid meteor shower, expected to peak between Aug. 10 and Aug. 13. The moon will be bright, but try your luck to catch some Perseids right before dawn Aug. 11, 12 and 13 (look to the northeast).
    • Sunday nights in the backroom of the Auld Dubliner Pub, 800 E. University Blvd., is a riot of traditional Irish music as professional musicians gather to jam. 206-0323.
    • Yes at the Rialto.
    • LaFleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora, 410 N. Toole Ave., starts a two-week series of classes on floristry for beginners. Lafleurplantscapes.com
    • Iron & Wine at the Rialto Theatre.
    • The Tucson Audubon Society’s third Tucson Bird & Wildlife Fest gives bird lovers a reason to chirp. Continues through Aug. 17 at the Arizona Riverpark Inn, 350 S. Freeway. 629-0510.
    • Borderland, which plays rock from both sides of the border, at Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile, 207-2429, montereycourtaz.com
    • “Night at the Museum” starring Ben Stiller is at the DeMeester for this week’s Movies in the Park
    • The Hope Revolution Tour comes to the Rialto, with Hawthorne Heights and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, along with New Empire, Famous Last Words and Laguna Sun.
    • The Fourth annual Salsa & Tequila Challenge will heat up La Encantada with more than 50 restaurants, live flamenco/ballet folklorico and creative auctions. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Southern Arizona and SAACA’s arts therapy and education programs.
    • Check out the planes in the cool of the evening at Pima Air and Space Museum’s Night Wings. 574-0462.
    • Only a couple of weeks left to catch “Ghostblasters” at The Gaslight Theatre. The show started June 12 and runs through Aug. 31. The show pictured above, “Beach Blanket Bee Bop,” ended June 8.
    • Classes start at the University of Arizona in exactly one week. Head on down to Main Gate Square’s many shops and restaurants, and soak in some of the excitement before the full crush hits. maingatesquare.com
    • Sit and knit: Beat the heat by bringing your knitting to the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library. Share projects and problems with other knitters. library.pima.gov/calendar
    • Happy 239th birthday Tucson!
    • Break up that hot drive home by stopping by the Santa Cruz River farmers market at Mercado San Agustín, 100 S. Avenida del Convento, every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. this summer. mercadosanagustin.com
    • “The Farewell Tour” of Queensrÿche with Geoff Tate at the Rialto.
    • “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” opens in theaters.
    • Farmer John’s Birthday Party & Willcox March for Zane/Orchard Dash 5K at Apple Annie’s Orchard and Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins. There’s a lot going on — and for a good cause — so read more at facebook.com/marchforzane
    • Night Wings at the Pima Air & Space Museum.
    • Magdalena Bash at Kief-Joshua Vineyards in Elgin.
    • Last day to catch the Hilton Indoor Summer Fine Art Fest, with more than 50 regional artisans. At the Hilton, 10000 N. Oracle Road. 797-3959.
    • Lila Downs plays the Rialto.
    • Future Islands at 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave.
    • Escape into the pines for a day. Take a hike on the loop formed by the Aspen and Marshall Gulch trails in the Catalina Mountains. Enjoy the columbine flowers and stay for lunch in Summerhaven.
    • More than 25 species of birds reside in Tohono Chul Park. Learn about many of them in a guided tour.
    • Bike need a tune up? Take it to Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage, a nonprofit community cooperative at 44 W. Sixth St. You can use the community tools area for $4 per hour. BICAS also has a large selection of recycled parts, and staff mechanics that can answer any question. bicas.org
    • HoCo Fest at Hotel Congress. Music! Dancing! Fun! Among the bands playing: Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta. Keep tabs on hotelcongress.com for updates and a few surprises.
    • Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo, to Aug. 30.
    • “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” screens at Reid Park’s DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center.
    • Go Wildcats! University of Arizona football hosts UNLV in the home opener.
    • The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum celebrates its 62nd birthday with lots of watching and listening to bats, and even a bat-themed birthday cake.
    • Hotel Congress hosts Summer Beer Tastings every Saturday, starting in June. On this day, explore the beers of Bisbee. Get the lineup and details at hotelcongress.com online.
    • Frampton’s Guitar Circus with Buddy Guy, B.B. King and special guest Robert Randolph live at the AVA.
    • Brewery Gulch Daze in historic Bisbee includes a chili cook-off, a Miz Biz contest, bed race, pet parade, kissing booth and more. Get the latest at discoverbisbee.com
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