Go to tucson.com/calendar for many more activities. Some events offer discounted tickets for students, military and others. Call venue for details.
It Pays to Advertise — The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave. A son battles his father in a business war. 7:30 p.m. July 7, 8 and 14; 3 p.m. July 9. Through July 30. $18. 270-9310.
Unscrewed Theater — 3244 E. Speedway. 289-8076.
Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe — Interactive comedy. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. $5.
Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe Uncensored Shows — Ages 17 and up. 9:30 p.m. July 8. $5.
Free Form Fridays — Unscrewed Theater. Six improv teams guaranteed at least 15 minutes of time for any type of improv. Ages 17 and older. 9:15 p.m. July 14. Donations appreciated.
Nick Swardson —Casino Del Sol Event Center, 5655 W. Valencia Road. Comedy. Ages 21 and up. 8 p.m. July 9. $25. 1-855-765-7829.
Classical Music of India Concert — Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N. Swan Road. Maestro Steve Oda and Ty Burhoe. 7-9 p.m. July 8. $20. 390-9161.
The Met Live in HD: “Nabucco” — Century Park Place 20, 5870 E. Broadway. Emeritus James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of ancient Babylon with Plácido Domingo as the title character. Soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska and the acclaimed Met Chorus performs Va, pensiero. 7-9:45 p.m. July 12. $16. Visit fathomevents.com.
Popular, rock, country
Martina McBride — Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress. Country. 7:30-10 p.m. July 6. $44-$109. 547-3040.
Peter Biedermann — Joyner-Green Valley Public Library, 601 N. La Cañada. Folk and fingerstyle. 1-2 p.m. July 7. Free. 594-5295.
Tommy Tucker Blues — Monterey Court. A bit of Cash, Rainer and Rawls. 5-7 p.m. July 7. Free. 207-2429.
Off the Ground — Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile. Rock, soul and funk. 7-10 p.m. July 7. Free. 207-2429.
Adventures in Parrotdise: Jimmy Buffett Tribute — DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke. Barrie Cunningham. 7:30-9 p.m. July 7. $30 in advance; $35 at the door. 825-2818.
Summer Events: Kief-Joshua Vineyards — 370 Elgin Road, Elgin. Josh McCormack. 1-3 p.m. July 8. Free. 455-5582.
Picking and Singing: Authentic Bluegrass Music — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Country and blues blended with English, Irish and Scottish traditional ballads. 3-4 p.m. July 8. Free. 594-5275.
Honky Tonk Sweethearts — The Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Road. A salute to the Mothers of country music. 7-9 p.m. July 8. $25. 529-1000.
The Coolers — Monterey Court. Blues and R&B. 7-10 p.m. July 8. $5. 207-2429.
Hot Blues Monday — The Gaslight Music Hall. 6-8 p.m. July 10. $12.50. 529-1000.
Songs of the 60s — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Tribute to 60s bands. 7-9 p.m. July 10. $21.95. 886-9428.
Lynyrd Skynyrd — AVA at Casino del Sol-Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road. Rock. 8-11 p.m. July 13. $31. 1-855-765-7829.
Born Country: The Best of Alabama — The Gaslight Music Hall. Tribute. 7-9 p.m. July 14. $25. 529-1000.
Giant Blue — Monterey Court. Blues. 7-10 p.m. July 14. $5. 207-2429.
Dancing — The Maverick, 6622 E. Tanque Verde. Progressive two step and/or Rhythm two step. All ages. 7-8 p.m. July 6. $20 for four weeks. 298-0430.
Dance Class — The Maverick. Rhythm step. Each class is four weeks. 7-8 p.m. July 6. $20. 298-0430.
Tucson Swing Dance Club — Shall We Dance, 4101 E. Grant Road. Lessons. 7 p.m. beginner; 8 p.m. intermediate; 8:30-10:30 p.m. open dance. 7-10:30 p.m. July 6 and 13. $7. 256-5948.
Music for the Soul Dance Party — The Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Road. George Howard Motown and Soul Review. 7-9 p.m. July 7. $12.50. 529-1000.
Ballroom Dance — Armory Park Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. Foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha, rumba, tango, merengue and cumbia. 21 and up. 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 8. $3. 791-4865.
Saturday Milonga — Las Campanas Social Center, 565 W. Belltower Drive, Green Valley. Argentine Tango. BYOB and snacks to share. 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 8. $10. 625-3488.
Country Dance Lessons — The Outlaw Saloon, 1302 W. Roger Road. Different dance each month. 7-7:40 p.m. beginners; 7:45-8:30 p.m. intermediate. 7-8:30 p.m. July 8. Free. 888-3910.
Sexy Salsa Saturdays — Tucson Movement Arts, 1101 N. Wilmot Road. Salsa/bachata class at 9 p.m. Open dancing of Salsa, Mombo, Timba and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. July 8. $7. 444-0439.
Tucson Blues Dancers — Cee Dee’s Jamaican Kitchen, 5305 E. Speedway. No partner needed. 7-7:30 p.m. dancing lessons; 7:30-10:30 p.m. open dancing. 7-10:30 p.m. July 11. Donations appreciated. 795-3400.
Latin Rhythms Dance — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. lNaranja Drive. Learn to dance Samba, Dança dos Malandros, and Maculelê. Call to register. Ages 10 and up. 3-4 p.m. July 12. Free. 594-5580.
Abbett Coloring Club — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Supplies provided. 2-3:30 p.m. July 7. Free. 594-5200.
Movies in the Park — Reid Park, Demeester Outdoor Performance Theater, 920 S. Concert Place. Screening: “The Secret Life of Pets.” Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 6-10 p.m. July 7. Free. 1-623-328-3272.
The Crossroads — Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road. Magical, walking fairy tale adventure brought to life. 6:30-9 p.m. July 7-9 and 14-16. $5. 323-1331.
Cat Video Fest — Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway. A collection of crazy cat clips in a social environment. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the HOPE Animal Shelter. 7:30-8:45 p.m. July 8. $8. 322-5638.
Presto An Afternoon of Magic, Comedy, and Illusions — The Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Road. John Shryock and Mari Lynn, daughter Jasmine. 3-5 p.m. July 9. $25. 529-1000.
Saturday Tai Chi — Floor Polish Dance Studio, 215 N. Hoff Ave. Learn chi-building standing meditation and Yang form Tai Chi Chuan movement. 1-2 p.m. Saturdays. $10. 333-5905.
Tai Chi for Health — Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave, Oro Valley. Improve balance, mental clarity, relieve pain and create an overall feeling of well-being through natural breathing and slow, gentle, meditative body movements. 1-2 p.m. Mondays. $10 per class; $60 for nine weeks. 780-6751.
Tai Chi for Health — St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Road. Safe, effective and fun way to improve balance, mental clarity, relieve pain and create an overall feeling of well-being. 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays. $10; $60 for nine weeks. 780-6751.
Seated Tai Chi for Health — Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road. For those who want to improve their health but can’t stand to exercise. 1-2 p.m. July 12. $24 for four classes. 465-2890.
Divine Joy Yoga — Rincon United Church of Christ, 122 N. Craycroft Road. Yoga. Visit divinejoyyoga.com to see all locations. 9-10 a.m. July 6, 11 and 13. $6. 808-9383.
Yoga in the Buff — Movement Culture, 435 E. Ninth St. Clothing optional co-ed. 4-5 p.m. Thursdays. $5. 250-2331.
Hot Yoga — Rooted, 1600 N. Tucson Blvd. Full body flow. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $10. 1-435-671-9033.
Vinyasa Yoga — Tucson Chiropractic Center, 570 N. Columbus Blvd. Strengthen, stretch and tone. 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $5. 1-435-671-9033.
Tibetan Yoga — Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E. Speedway Rancho Center. For young or old, focuses on the breath as it works with the asanas. 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. $5. 622-8460.
Meditation and Martial arts
Taekwondo Wellness — Intuition Wellness Center, 5675 N. Oracle Road. Learn traditional Taekwondo philosophy and core principles, self-care, stress management, coping skills, social skills and mindfulness meditation. 4:15 p.m class for ages 7-12; 5:15 p.m. for ages 12 and up. 4:15 and 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $20. 333-3320.
Capoeira for Kids — Studio Axé, 2928 E. Broadway. Children learn the basics of Tucson Capoeira Martial Arts through games and exercises. Ages 5-12. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Free first class; $15. 990-1820.
Intro to Capoeira — Studio Axé. A form of fitness and exercise that works the whole body, but also the mind. 7-8:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free. 990-1820.
Tucson Community Capoeira Classes All Levels — Movement Culture. Build strength, and test endurance while learning the basic history and traditions. 4-6 p.m. Saturdays. $10.
Kids Capoeira — Movement Culture. Develop: balance, motor coordination, speed and strength. Wear loose pants/sweat pants and t-shirt, training will be in bare feet or martial-art/dance shoes. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays. $10.
Tucson Capoeira intro class — Movement Culture. Introduction to the four core expressions of Capoeira: Movement, music, philosophy, and history. 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays. Free.
Tucson Capoeira Beginners Class for Kids — Movement Culture. Children will begin to learn the basics of capoeira. Ages 5-12. 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays. $10.
Playing Capoiera: Learning Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Learn Capoeira movements and music. Ages 10 and up. 6-7 p.m. July 12. Free. 594-5200.
Tucson Capoeira Beginners Class — Movement Culture. Dance, acrobatics and music. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. $15.
Other workout ideas
Kettlebell Fit — Centerline Movement, 1600 N. Tucson Blvd. Strength and conditioning. 18 and up. 7-8 a.m. July 6, 11 and 13. $25. 975-0292.
Everyone Runs TMC Run with the Roosters — Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road. 5 mile run, customized finisher tech shirts, Mexican breakfast, photos, slip ‘n slide, sno-cones and awards. 5-7 a.m. July 9. $35. 797-7867.
Brewery Bootcamp — Dragoon Brewing Co., 1859 W. Grant Road. Full body workout. 21 and up. 11 a.m.- noon. July 9. $10 includes first beer. 465-6895.
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Summer Kids Events: Super Hero Social — Bookmans, 3330 E. Speedway. Come dressed as your favorite super hero, decorate your own super hero mask and cape, make recycled comic book collages. No villains allowed. All ages. 10-11 a.m. July 6. 325-5767.
Tinker Workshops — The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive. Drop-in program for children ages 5 and up to create, build, explore and learn in an art-based makerspace. 1-4 p.m. July 6 and 13. $3. 881-0606.
Read To Me Story Time — Bookmans. Learn a new letter each week and read together with interactive storytelling, sing songs and play games. 10-11 a.m. Fridays. 325-5767.
Animals on the Move — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Presentation about how animals move, learn about the ways animals get around with live animal ambassadors from the Reid Park Zoo. Ages 6 and up. Tickets handed out at 1 p.m. 2-3 p.m. July 7. 594-5200.
Origami Games — Woods Memorial Public Library, 3455 N. First Ave. Play table games with paper sports equipment you make yourself. Tickets will be handed out at 2:30 p.m. 2-3:30 p.m. July 7. 594-5445.
Desert Players Perform — Tohono Chul, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. “The Mystery of the Río Pequeño.” 10-11 a.m. July 8. 742-6455.
Bowling Boot Camp — Golden Pin Lanes, 1010 W. Miracle Mile. Four week camp with bowling lessons for kids ages 4-15. Call or visit goldenpinbowl.com to register. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 8. 888-4272.
Cavalry Craft Children’s Corner — Fort Lowell Museum, 2900 N. Craycroft Road. Soap Making. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. $4. 885-3832.
Imagine Rockets — Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road. Learn the way rockets take flight and build a rocket to take home. Ages 8 and up accompanied by an adult. 1-2:30 p.m. July 8. $15.50. 574-0462.
Iron-Ons, Stickers, and Decals — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Learn to use software to create your own sticker, decal, and iron-on designs, then cut them out using a vinyl cutter. Call to register starting June 19. For teens. 1-4 p.m. July 8. 594-5580.
Second Saturday Anime Club — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library. Anime projected onto the big screen. For teens. 3-4 p.m. July 8.
Pokemon Meet-Up — Bookmans. Bring your DS and Pokémon cards for card trading, open gaming and more. 2-4 p.m. Sundays.
Make your own Fidget Spinner — Dusenberry-River Public Library, 5605 E. River Road. Choose from three templates and use simple items to make your own. Supplies provided. Ages 12-18. 3:30-5 p.m. July 10. 594-5345.
Summer Kids Events: House of Herp — Bookmans. For those who love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tucson reptile rescue House of Herp will have live turtles and other creatures to learn about. Pizza and craft. 10-11 a.m. July 13.
Actually, It IS Rocket Science — Oro Valley Public Library. Build a rocket. Call to register. For teens. 3-6 p.m. July 13.
Teen Gaming Night — Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. Play Super Smash Bros, Dragonball Z, Apples to Apples, Monopoly, Scrabble, and more. Snacks provided. For teens and tweens. 5-7 p.m. July 13. 594-5305.
Youth Chess Tournament — Accelerated Learning Laboratory, 5245 N. Camino De Oeste. Kids U12, U14, U16, and U18 can compete in a round robin format. Monetary prizes will be awarded. Kids are encouraged to bring their swimsuits for swimming from 7-9 pm. Food will be available to purchase. 1-9 p.m. July 14. $5. 743-2256.
Dinosaur Discoveries — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library. Interactive show-and-tell of puppets, replica teeth, claws and fossils. Kids will get to make a trace fossil. Ages 6 and up. Tickets will be available at 1 p.m. 2-3 p.m. July 14.
Science Saturday, Bats: Myth or Reality — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library. Dispelling myths about Bats, replacing them with realities and interesting facts through hands-on examples. By Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Ages 6 and up. 2-3 p.m. July 14.
Friday Festival: Chess Discovery and Demonstration — Accelerated Learning Laboratory, 5245 N. Camino De Oeste. Introduce basic chess rules, strategies and show how speed chess is played. In addition, kids are encouraged to bring their swimsuits for swimming from 7-9 pm. Food will be available to purchase. 6-9 p.m. July 14. 743-2256.
Mike Hebert Prison Band — Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market, 11 S. Sixth Ave. Blues and Americana. 7-9 p.m. July 7. Free. 393-8544.
Sunset Red — The Edge Bar, 4635 N. Flowing Wells Road. Rock, country and pop. Ages 21 and up. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. July 7. Free. 887-9027.
Connie Brannock’s Tiny House of Funk — Hotel Tucson City Center, 475 N. Granada Ave. 7-10 p.m. July 8. Free. 622-3000.
The Coolers — Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile. Blues, soul, funk and R&B. 7-10 p.m. July 8. $5. 207-2429.
Velocity — The Edge Bar. Rock from the 80’s through today. Ages 21 and up. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. July 8. Free. 887-9027.
Rene Taylor Sings — Pastiche Modern Eatery, 3025 N. Campbell Ave. Jazz. 6-9 p.m. July 9. Free. 325-3333.
Adult Spelling Bee — Tap and Bottle, 403 N. Sixth Ave. Trophy and prizes. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. 7-8 p.m. July 11. Free. 344-8999.
Connie Brannock’s Swingset — Royal Sun Restaurant and Lounge, 1003 N. Stone Ave. Soul, jazz and blues. 7-9 p.m. July 11. Free. 622-8872.
Natalie Pohanic — Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market. Folk and Americana. 7-9 p.m. July 14. Free. 393-8544.
Machete Sauce — The Edge Bar. Covers and originals. Ages 21 and up. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. July 14. Free. 887-9027.
All events are free or included in admission or vehicle entrance fee unless otherwise noted. Parking may be additional. Bad weather may change or cancel activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets unless otherwise specified.
It’s not too hot for birds, bats and lizards
Birding — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Take a guided walk to look for warblers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, orioles, and vireos. Binoculars available. Online registration required. 7:30-9 a.m. July 6 and 13. 615-7855.
Bird Walk — Environmental Operations Park, Hwy. 90 east of Sierra Vista. A two hour walk led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory and the Friends of the San Pedro River. Suitable footwear. 7-9 a.m. July 9. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Lizards — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park. Search for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree, and other lizards. Binoculars available. 7:30-9 a.m. July 12.
Bird Walk — San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista. The San Pedro River is considered one of the largest and most critical avian migratory corridors remaining in the western United States. 7-9 a.m. July 12. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Morning Bird Walks — Sweetwater Wetlands, 2511 W. Sweetwater Drive. Join an Audubon Society staff member, on a two hour, 1 mile easy hike to see waterfowl, regular and visiting warblers, and other species hiding in the reeds. 6-8 a.m. July 12. 209-1811.
Bats in Flight — Pima County Rillito River Park, 4200 N. Campbell Ave. Join Pima County naturalists and volunteers to watch as hundreds of bats emerge from daytime roosts under the Campbell Ave. Bridge over the Rillito River. 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 14. 615-7855.
Hikes and walks
Guided Mount Lemmon Hike — Summerhaven parking lot, milepost 25.0 Catalina Highway. Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist lead a 5.2 mile hike with an elevation gain of 1100 feet. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 7. 749-8700.
Monsoon Nature Hike — Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead: Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Road. A guided hike in search of native fish, toads and other wildlife. Online registration required. 7-9 a.m. July 8. 615-7855.
Full Moon Nature Walk — Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Join a Pima County naturalist for an easy two hour nature walk. Bring water and flashlight. Ages 12 and up. 7-9 p.m. July 9. 615-7855.
Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. A walking tour of the ranch headquarters. Online registration required. 8:30-10 a.m. July 11. 724-5220.
Guided Hike — Mt. Lemmon, Ski Valley trailhead, Catalina Highway right at milepost 24.9 to Ski Valley parking lot. Sabino Canyon Volunteer naturalist lead a 6 mile hike with an elevation gain of 1200 feet. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 14. 749-8700.
Breezeway Screening of Kid-Friendly Short Films — University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. View on the Loft Cinema’s inflatable screen. 7:30 p.m. July 12. Free. 626-3765.
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Bill Baker’s Found Compositions — Tucson International Airport, Baggage Carousel One, 7250 S. Tucson Blvd. Abstract photography. Open 24 hours. Daily through Aug. 10. 573-8187.
Parks In Focus — Tucson International Airport, Welcome Lounge A. Connecting youth to nature through photography and outdoor learning. Open 24 hours. Daily through Aug. 31.
Hot Sun — Madaras Gallery, 3035 N. Swan Road. Southwest scenes by Diana Madaras. Through July 31. 615-3001.
The Beauty of our Desert — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Judy Pattison photography. Through Aug. 31. 594-5275.
Trunk Show with Susan Libby, Pamela Howe and Nancy Cressler — Desert Artisans’ Gallery, 6536 E. Tanque Verde Road. Nancy Cressler with dichroic glass jewelry, Pamela Howe and Susan Libby wth acrylics. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 8. 722-4412.
Wire Working with Beads — Blue Raven Art School, 720 E. Prince Road. Learn to chain link beads together with wire, make earrings, connecting beads into chain and make a clasp. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8; 1-5 p.m. July 13. $35. 623-1003.
Mosaics 2-Using Broken Pottery and Ceramics — Upcycle Tucson, Inc., 924 W. Grant Road. Learn to use indirect mosaic method to create a small table top or trivet. Ages 16 and up. 2-4:30 p.m. July 8 and 15. $59. 445-7694.
Healing Art Collection — Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E. Grant Road. Tour of the art collection involves up to one mile of indoor walking but includes rest stops. Ages 10 and up. Reservation required. 2-3:30 p.m. July 10. 444-0363.