Many events offer discounted tickets for students, seniors, military and others. Call venue for details.


Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed — Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway. Improv comedy. Every show is different. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $5. 861-2986.


Jazz and world

Invisible Theatre presents: Diva Power — Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive. Ann Hampton Callaway. 8-9:30 p.m. July 18-19; 2-3:30 p.m. July 20. $30; $55 includes dinner. 882-9721.

Salute To The Moon: A Musical Tribute — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Moon-themed songs. 3-4 p.m. July 20. Free. 594-5275.

Pop, rock, country

Family Affair with The Boone Family — Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive. Popular American song. 8-9:30 p.m. July 17. $30; $55 includes dinner. 882-9721.

Heartbeat — McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse, 2959 N. Swan Road. Rock hits from the ‘50s through the ‘80s. 7-10 p.m. July 18. Free. 327-7463.

The Magic of Motown — DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke. Music includes Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder and Supremes. 7:30-9 p.m. July 19. $20 in advance; $30 at door. 825-2818.

The Last Call Girls — Boondocks Lounge, 3306 N. First Ave. Quartet plays rockin’ and honky-tonkin’ music. 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 20. $5. 690-0991.

Peter Murphy — Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. With My Jerusalem. Doors at 7 p.m. 8 p.m. July 25. $25 in advance; $27 day of show. 740-1000.

Farmers markets

Admission is free unless otherwise noted.

Dad’s Farmers Market — 13300 N. Postvale Road, Marana. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Daily. 460-6292

Dove Mountain Farmers Market — The Highlands at Dove Mountain, Continental Ranch, 9100 N. Coachline Road. 8 a.m.-noon. Thursdays. 661-7215.

Santa Cruz River Farmers Market — Mercado San Agustín, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. 4-7 p.m. Thursdays. 622-0525, Ext. 242.

Rincon Country East Farmers Market — Rincon Country East, 8989 E. Escalante Road. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays. 261-6982.

Heirloom Farmers Market East — Jesse Owens Park, 400 S. Sarnoff Drive. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Fridays. 882-2157.

Catalina Art and Farmers Market — 77north Artworks and Marketplace, 16733 N. Oracle Road, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Fridays. 825-4427.

Friday’s Farmers Market — Broadway Village, southwest corner of East Broadway and Country Club Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 603-8116.

UAMC Farmers Market — The University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 261-6982.

Broadway Village Farmers Market — Broadway Village, 2936 E. Broadway. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fridays, ongoing. Free. 603-8116.

Catalina Farmers Market and Artworks — Michaelis Plaza, 77 North Marketplace, 16733 N. Oracle Road. 8 a.m.-noon. Fridays through Aug. 31.

UAMC Farmers’ Market — University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. Free. 261-6982.

The Loft Cinema Farmers Market — The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. 795-0844.

Farmers Market — Benson Museum, 180 S. San Pedro St., Benson. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 1-520-586-3134.

Arivaca Farmers Market — 17000 W. Arivaca Road, Arivaca. 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 306-4673.

Rincon Valley Farmers and Artisans Market — 12500 E. Old Spanish Trail. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. 591-2276.

Heirloom Oro Valley Farmers Market — Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturdays. 882-2157.

Plaza Palomino Farmers Market — Courtyard, 2970 N. Swan Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 327-4676.

Ventana Plaza Farmers Market — 5455 N. Kolb Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 603-8116.

Heirloom Farmers Market at St. Philip’s — 4280 N. Campbell Ave. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturdays. 882-2157.

Bear Canyon Open Air Market — Bear Canyon Shopping Center, 8987 E. Tanque Verde Road. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 982-2645.

El Con Center Farmers Market — El Con Center, 3601 E. Broadway. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 261-6982.

Market On the Move And MOMer’s Thrift Shop — The 3000 Club Warehouse, 250 S. Toole Ave. Receive up to 60 pounds of produce for a $10 donation. Collecting for Humanitarian Disaster Aid; 6-9 a.m. Saturdays through July 26. $10 suggested donation. 373-5256.

Rincon Valley Farmers and Artisans Market — Rincon Valley Farmers and Artisans Market, 12500 E. Old Spanish Trail. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, ongoing. Free. 591-2276.

St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers’ Market — St. Philip’s Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave. Local food and music. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays and Sundays. Free. 261-6982.

Santa Fe Square Farmers’ Market — Santa Fe Square, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. Food producers, local artisans, and live music. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Free. 261-6982.

Santa Fe Square Farmers Market — Colonia Verde Shopping Center, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. 261-6982.

Heirloom Farmers Market — St. Philip’s Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Sundays. 882-2157.

Farmers Market at the Shoppes at La Posada — 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays. 603-8116.

El Pueblo Farmers Market — El Rio Health Center parking lot, 101 W. Irvington Road. 3-5 p.m. Mondays. 882-3313.

Farmers Market — Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, 3003 S. Country Club Road. 8 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. 622-0525, Ext. 242.

Marana Farmers Market — Marana Health Center, 13395 N. Main St. 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays. 882-3313.

Rincon Country West Farmers Market — Rincon Country West, 4555 S. Mission Road. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays. 261-6982.

Green Valley Farmers Market — Green Valley Village, 101 S. La Cañada Drive. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays. 490-3315.

Market On The Move — Saguaro Canyon Church, 10111 E. Old Spanish Trail. 8 -11 a.m. For a $10 donation, receive 60 pounds of fresh produce. First Saturday of the month. 319-9339.

Silverbell Nursery Farmers Market —2730 N. Silverbell Road. 8a.m-1p.m. Wednesdays. 622-3894.

Tucson Medical Center Farmers’ Market — TMC LifeGain Park, 5302 E. Grant Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. First and third Tuesdays. Free. 261-6982.

Festivals, events

Fourth Ave. Food Fest — Fourth Avenue between University Boulevard and Fifth Street. Weekly event brings together local businesses, artisans, and talent. Stage at Fourth Avenue and Fourth Street. 4-8 p.m. Fridays. Free. 261-6982.

Loft Kids Fest kick-off party — Pinnacle Peak and Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Kick-off for The Loft Cinema children’s film fest includes magic shows, live music, Cirque Roots, animals from The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Wizard of Oz characters and pictures. 5:30-10 p.m. July 18. Free. 296-4551.

Summer mini bird fair — Tucson Metro FOP Lodge, 3445 N. Dodge Blvd. The Avicultural Society of Tucson hosts vendors selling birds and supplies. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 19. $3; free for children 12 and under. 790-7587.

Living History: Foods of the Spanish Colonial Period — Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St, Tubac. Includes displays, demos and samples. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 19. $5; $2 youth 7-13, children 6 and under free. 398-2252.

Playtime — Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, 265 S. Church Ave. Kids play in an interactive environment and experience art. Must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. July 19. $8; free for 17 and under. 624-5019.

Hermitage Cat Shelter — Bookmans Speedway, 6230 E. Speedway. Two-day event with adoption screening, shelter information and volunteer opportunities. Saturday features a cat toy craft while supplies last. 2-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free. 748-9555.

Everything Lunar: Celebrating the Past, Exploring the Future — Kuiper Space Sciences Building, 1629 E. University Blvd. Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. The University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory hosts an open house about the moon, scientists who worked on the Apollo missions, lectures and kids’ activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20. Free. 621-4861.

Back-to-school carnival — Bookmans, 6230 E. Speedway. Party includes games, prizes and face-painting. 10-11 a.m. July 23. Free. 748-9555.

Tucson Neighborhoods for Veterans — 437 E. 26th St. Benefit dance to help send World War II Veterans to see the Memorial in Washington, D.C. Proceeds benefit The Tucson Honor Flight. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24. Free; donations appreciated. 230-8305.

At the Library

All library events are free.

Juggling and more fun performance — Joyner-Green Valley Public Library, 601 N. La Cañada Drive, Green Valley. Watch juggling, balancing, and hula-hooping. 2-3 p.m. July 17. 594-5295.

Zoo to You — Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave. Live animals from Reid Park Zoo. Space is limited, tickets available half an hour before program. 2-3 p.m. July 17. 594-5445.

Fire and Ice — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Mad Science presents science edu-tainment. Tickets handed out half an hour before program. 3:30-4:30 p.m. July 17. Free. 594-5580.

Creative Construction — Oro Valley Public Library. Legos, Gears, K-nex and other building supplies provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1-4 p.m. July 21. 594-5580.

Greetings from Tucson: A Postcard History of the Old Pueblo — Himmel Park Public Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. Program discussing postcards from the golden era of travel (1930- 1950) and Tucson’s history. 6-7:30 p.m. July 23. Free. 594-5305.

Jammin’ with Nature — Flowing Wells Branch Library, 1730 W. Wetmore Road. Children use simple musical instruments to recreate sounds from nature. 2-3:30 p.m. July 23. Free. 594-5225.

All events are free or included in admission, or vehicle entrance fee unless otherwise noted. Parking may be additional.


Senior Lunch Program — William Clements Regional Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. Recreational activities with lunch served at noon. Ages 60 and over and spouses. Reservations required one week before meal. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Aug. 1. $2. 791-5787.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention — St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte. Form combines joint-safe moves, agile steps and Qigong breathing. May be done seated or standing. 9:15-10:15 a.m. Mondays. $5. 742-4600.

Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis — St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte. 9:30 Wednesdays, June 23. $10 for two classes. 465-2890.

Meet Me at Maynards — Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., north entrance on Toole Avenue. Family-friendly, noncompetitive, 3- or 4-mile run/walk through downtown. 5:15 p.m. check-in; 5:45 p.m. start. Mondays. Free. More info:

Meet Me at La Encantada — La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive. Family-friendly, noncompetitive, 3.1- or 1½-mile and other fitness options. 5:15 p.m. check-in; 5:45 p.m. start. Wednesdays. Free. More at

Sierra Vista Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kick-Off Event — Outback Steakhouse, 99 State Hwy. 92, Sierra Vista. Kick-off event. Includes dinner. 4 p.m. Sept. 9. $20. 1-520-322-6601.

Taoist Tai Chi — The Movement Shala, 435 E. Ninth St. Methods incorporate stretching and sequence of movements to improve body, mind, and spirit. 5:30-7 p.m. July 17. Free. 344-2826.

Playtime — Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, 265 S. Church Ave. Kids can play in an interactive environment and experience art as participants. Must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. July 19. $8; free for 17 and under. 624-5019.

Ancient and modern practices of yoga — The Yoga Connection, 3929 E. Pima St. Stretching and sequence of movements to improve health of body, mind, and spirit. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 19; 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 20. Free. 323-1222.

Seated Tai Chi for arthritis — Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road. An easy-to-learn, gentle, and safe exercise program. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Through Aug. 19. $40. 465-2890.

Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga — St. Francis in the Foothills Church, Room 30-31, 4625 E. River Road. Breathing, yogic exercises and laughter designed to promote peace and healing. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Free; donations appreciated. 490-5500.

Dancing with Parkinson’s — Animas Center, 5575 E. River Road. Spouses, friends, and caregivers invited. 2-4 p.m. July 23. Free. 989-0766.

Outdoors & Rec

Events are free or included with admission unless otherwise noted. Parking may be additional.

Cienega Creek Nature Walk — Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Road, Vail. 7:30-9 a.m. July 17. Free, reservations required. 615-7855.

Wake Up with the Birds — Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. A guided walk to spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds, and raptors. Binoculars available. 7:30-9 a.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28. 615-7855.

History is a Work in Progress — Saguaro National Park East. Explore the nearly-forgotten names of people and places from the late 1800s in the area of the Rincon Mountains. Wheelchair accessible. 3-4 p.m. Fridays through July 25. 733-5153.

Living with giants — Saguaro National Park West. A biologist explains how saguaros survive. 10:45-11:30 a.m. Saturdays. July 19. 733-5158.

Lizards are Hot, Lizards are Cool — Saguaro National Park West. Discover lizards’ contribution to a desert community and their habits. 1:15-1:45 p.m. Fridays. 733-5158.

Reptile Ramble — Tohono Chul Park. Learn about the Sonoran Desert’s scaled and slithery creatures from snakes and lizards to tortoises and turtles. 10 a.m. Fridays. Included with admission. 742-6455.

Cool Summer Nights, Insect Insanity — Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road. Learn new facts and dispel old myths. 5-10 p.m. July 19. 883-2702.

Nature Night: Bats and Bugs — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park. Spend an evening discovering the lives of nocturnal insects and bats. 7-9 p.m. July 19. 615-7855.

Sonoran Desert Weedwackers — Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Road. Help to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass. Work may require hiking and pulling buffelgrass on steep slopes. Ages 12 and up. 6-9 a.m. July 19 and 23. Free; Reservations required. 615-7855.

The Changing Cactus Forest — Saguaro National Park East. Join us in the visitor center auditorium to see the changes that have come to the Cactus Forest in the 80 years of the park. Wheelchair accessible. 3 p.m. Saturdays July 19 and 26. 733-5153.

Meet The Hohokam — Saguaro National Park East. Discover what the early desert people used for food, shelter and clothing. 3 p.m. Sunday July 20 and 27. 733-5153.

Dragons and Damsels of Agua Caliente Park — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park. Learn identification, biology, and conservation of dragonflies and damselflies. 8-10 a.m. July 22. 615-7855.

Puma: predator, prey, and peril — Saguaro National Park West. Learn about the mountain lion. 2:15-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 30. 733-5158.

Whales in the Desert — Saguaro National Park West. Discover the unique connections between whales and the Sonoran Desert. 3:15-4 p.m. Tuesdays. 733-5158.

Against All Odds — Saguaro National Park West. Learn about the saguaro’s survival. 2:15-2:45 p.m. Wednesdays. 733-5158.

Cienega Creek Birding Walk — Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Road, Vail. Guided walk to observe bird life in diverse habitats. 7:30-9:30 a.m. July 23. 615-7855.

Nature Night: Bats and Bugs — Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Road. Spend an evening discovering the lives of nocturnal insects and bats. 7-9 p.m. July 25. 615-7855.


Flash fiction and poetry open mic — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Read or listen to short prose or poetry from local writers. 7-8 p.m. July 17. Free. 571-0110.

Social Dance

The ABCs of modern square dance — Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Road. Beginners: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Experienced dancers: 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 28. $5. 797-2225.

Tucson Swing Dance Club, West Coast Swing, Dance Lessons — Shall We Dance, 4101 E. Grant Road. Beginning dance lesson 7-7:45 p.m., intermediate 8-8:30 p.m. Open dancing until 10:30 p.m. Thursdays. $6. 548-6777.

Bob Kay The Singing Drumming DJ — Cactus Bowl, 3665 S. 16th Ave. Oldies and happy hour on food and drinks. 4-6 p.m. Sundays. $2. 883-5491.

Senior Dance — Udall Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. Live music. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $4.50. 551-6154.


William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” — The Red Barn Theater, 948 N. Main Ave. Shakespeare’s gender-bending romantic comedy relocated to 1970s Hawai’i. Directed by Whitney Morton Woodcock. 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2-4:30 p.m. Sundays, through July 27. $13-$16; $10 on Fridays. 887-6239.

Ghostblasters or “I Ain’t Afraid of No Jokes!” — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Musical comedy about a hastily assembled team of misfit scientists who step in to save New York City. 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 and 6 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 31. $18.50; $16.50 student, senior, military; $8.50 age 12 and under. 886-9428.

Student Comedy Showcase 101 — Red Barn Theater. Tucson Improv Movement students and the TIM Inc. team. 5-6:30 p.m. July 19. $5 cash only; $3 students and military. 314-7299.

Songs from the Great White Way — The Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road. Divas of the Great American Playhouse perform song and dance from Broadway. 7-9 p.m. July 23. $17.95; $15.95 students, military, 65 and up;$7.95 children 12 and under. 512-5145.

Visual Arts


Art Gallery at Stone Dragon Studio — 1122 N. Stone Ave. “The Beveled Ark” Operation of the Beveled Ark before its departure to the Mat Bevel retrospective show at the Tucson Museum of Art. By appointment only. Through July 25. Reception: 4-8 p.m. July 25. 304-8899.

Et cetera

Art in the Afternoon — Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road. Tucson Museum of Art docent Chuck Tampio presents “George, We Hardly Knew You.” 2-3 p.m. July 22. Free. 594-5345.