East Side calendar

2013-08-22T00:00:00Z 2013-08-26T16:23:14Z East Side calendarHenry Barajas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Today

Tucson Letter Writers Club — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Write letters to friends like the old days. The club supplies everything but the stamps. 7-8 p.m. Thursdays. Free. 571-0110.

Square Fun Dancing — Tanque Verde Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Road. Learn the basics of square dancing and meet new friends. All ages. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29. $5 first visit; $4 thereafter. 250-8339.

“The Incredible Spider-Guy” — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Musical spoof starring your friendly neighborhood web-head. 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 and 6 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 25. $18.50; $16.50 students, seniors, military; $8.50 12 and younger. 886-9428.

Friday

“Cheers to Health, Healing and Survivorship” — McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse, 2959 N. Swan Road. Arizona Oncology Foundation inaugural wine-tasting event. Proceeds provide supportive and integrative therapies to cancer patients, families and caregivers in the Tucson area. Cost includes four tastings, a commemorative glass, appetizers and live entertainment from Day Job. 6:30-10 p.m. Aug. 23. $25. 870-6060.

Saturday

Author Patrick Fritton Signing — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Fritton will sign copies of his book, “Navigating the Pathways to Modern Life.” 1:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Free. 571-0110.

Young Adult Author Aprilynne Pike Signing — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Author of the “Wings” series will sign copies of her latest book, “Earthbound.” 3-4 p.m. Aug. 24. Free. 571-0110.

Argentine Tango for Beginners — Sonoran Ballroom, 5536 E. Grant Road. 2 p.m. Saturdays. $10. 468-5536.

Night Wings — Pima Air and Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road. Enjoy the museum in the cooler evenings with interactive activities in all four hangars. Tram tours until sundown, outdoor aircraft open until sundown, Flight Grill open for dinner. Last admission 8 p.m. 5-9 p.m. Saturday . $10 for ages 13 and older; free for those 12 and younger; free for museum members. 574-0462.

Meet the Hohokam — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Come meet the early inhabitants of Saguaro National Park in this indoor presentation. Discover what the early desert people used for food, shelter and clothing. 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. Sundays. Free. 733-5153.

Sunday

H.O.T. August Nights: Remembering Judy — The Maverick, 6622 E. Tanque Verde Road. HEART of Tucson (HOT) hosts a benefit for Happy Equine Acres Rescue and Therapy (HEART) in memory of founder Judy Glore. Proceeds to go toward food and vet and hoof care for rescued horses. Silent auction and raffle. Music by John Coinman and Beau Renfro and Clear Country. 6-10 p.m. Aug. 25. $10. 445-1510.

Monday

Earth, Water, Fire and Wind — Academy Village Long Gallery, 13715 E. Old Spanish Trail. Catherine Friederich presents art jewelry with semi-precious stones and metal. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Free. 647-0900.

All About Saguaros — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Join a park naturalist in the visitor center lobby to delve into the life of a saguaro cactus. Wheelchair accessible. 10 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Free; $10 per vehicle to enter park after. 733-5153.

Tuesday

“Visual Delights” Art Exhibition — Desert Artisans’ Gallery, 6536 E. Tanque Verde Road. Featuring local artists Don Carter, Le Craven, Nancy Cressler, Susan Grijalva, Carol Hegedus and Del Marinello. Reception: Aug. 16, 5-7 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sundays. Free. 722-4412.

Wednesday

Photographs by Members and Friends of UUCT — Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 E. 22nd St. Photographs on display. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays; 11:45 a.m-1 p.m. Sundays. Free. 748-1551.

Fourth Wednesdays Mystery Group — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Chris Pavone’s book “The Expats.” 7 p.m. Aug. 28. Free. 571-0110.

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