Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed — Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway. Improv. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $5. 289-8076.

Jeff Dunham — Casino del Sol’s AVA. Puppet-centered comedian’s “Disorderly Conduct” tour. 8 p.m. July 5. $40-$85. 1-855-765-7829.



In From the Heat — Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E. Speedway. Summer concert series celebrates the new pipe organ with local organist, David Horr. Lunch included. Noon-1:30 p.m. July 5. $10. 327-4296.

Jazz and world

Marana Concert Series — Crossroads at Silverbell, 7548 N. Silverbell Road, Marana. Greg Spivey Band. Bring a chair or blanket. 7-8:30 p.m. July 4. Free. 797-3959.

Popular, rock, country

A Tribute to America by the Santa Cruz Summer Winds — CPAC Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Road, Green Valley. Complimentary ice cream served 2 p.m. Includes selections from Aaron Copeland, John Philip Sousa and other American composers. 2-4:30 p.m. July 3. $15-$20. 399-1750.

Kid Rock — Casino Del Sol’s AVA. 8 p.m. July 3. $61.50-$151.50. 838-6506.

Invisible Theatre presents: The Borscht Belt Boys and Girl — Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive. Jeffrey Haskell, Jack Neubeck and Katherine Byrnes tribute to Jewish composers and lyricists that influenced popular American song. 8 p.m. July 9 and 10. $30 show only; $55 with dinner. 882-9721.

Tucson Songwriters Showcase — Monterey Court. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Second Wednesdays through Sept. 10. Free. 207-2429.

Borderland — Monterey Court. Pop, rock, country and Latin favorites and originals. 7-10 p.m. Second Thursdays through Sept. 11. Free. 207-2429.

Fourth Ave. Food Fest — Fourth Avenue between University Boulevard and Fifth Street. Weekly event with local businesses, artisans, and talent. Stage on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Fourth Street. 4-8 p.m. Fridays, ongoing. Free. 261-6982.

Summer Safari Nights — Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Court Drive. Splash pad, animal encounters, face painting, music, zoo-keeper talks and door prizes. Beer, Eegee’s, and Zoofari Café specials available. 5:30-8 p.m. July 4 and 11. $9. 881-4753.

Musical Magic for Kids — Oro Valley Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Canada Drive, Oro Valley. Civic Orchestra of Tucson and the Evans family blends stories, music and singing. 10 a.m. July 5. Free. 797-3959.

Movie day — Bookmans Speedway, 6230 E. Speedway. Popcorn, movie and a craft. 10-11 a.m. July 9. Free. 748-9555.


All library events are free.

Science Saturday: Stink bugs, skunk beetles and more — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Presented by Christina O’Connell. Learn how insects use chemicals to communicate, trick predators and survive environmental extremes. Tickets handed out one hour before event. 2-3 p.m. July 5. 594-5200.

Juggling and More with James Reid —

  • Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Tickets available one hour before event. 2 p.m. July 8. 594-5200.
  • Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave. 3:30-4:30 p.m. July 9. 594-5445.
  • Himmel Park Public Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. Juggling workshop follows. 5 p.m. July 10. 594-5305.

Science Spectacular: Sounds Like Science — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Mad Science edu-tainment. Tickets handed out half an hour before program. 3-4 p.m. July 9. 594-5580.

Friday Fun Club: Star Wars Science — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library. The science of “Star Wars.” Build a CD hovercraft, design a death star, engineer a Lego starfighter. While supplies last. 2 p.m. July 11. 594-5200.

Storybook Theater — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Presented by Mary Ellen Palmeri. Create a script and cast of characters. Tickets required, handed out half an hour before program. Ages 6 and up. 3-4 p.m. July 11. 594-5580.


Senior Lunch Program — William Clements Regional Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. Recreational activities with lunch served at noon. For ages 60 and over and their 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.

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

Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis — St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte. 9:30 Wednesdays. $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

Tao Yoga for Renewal, Rejuvenation, Vitality and Inner Peace — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Heather Chalon hosts a six-week program integrating natural breath, slow inner movement and mental focus. Seated, floor postures. Bring water and a yoga mat. Registration required. Started July 2. Sessions 2-3:15 p.m. July 16 and 23; Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Free. 594-5580.

Everyone Runs TMC Run with the Roosters Kinney Road 5-Miler — Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road. Begins and ends at Old Tucson. Customized finisher tech shirts, Mexican breakfast, snow cones and slip n slide. Overall and 5-year age group awards. 5 a.m. July 13. $40. 797-7867.

Outdoors & Rec

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

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

Living with giants — Saguaro National Park West. A biologist explains how a saguaro survives. 10:45-11:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Lizards are Hot, Lizards are Cool — Saguaro National Park West. Discover how lizards contribute 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. 742-6455.

Summit Hut Oro Valley 1-Year Anniversary Celebration — Summit Hut, 7745 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley. Reptile display from Catalina State Park. Free hotdogs and hamburgers. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4; 9 a.m.-noon July 5. 888-1000.

Tour of Hacienda de la Canoa — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. Walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters and insight into the people who lived and worked there. 8:30 a.m. July 5 and 8. Reservations required. 877-6004.

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

Social Dance

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

Line Dance Classes — Copper Fitness, 1060 W. Beta St., Green Valley. Learn current Urban Pop Line Dances. 6-7 p.m. Fridays through July 18. $10. 474-8556.

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.

Cool To Be Square-Dancers — Old Pueblo Dance Center, 613 E. Delano St. Modern mainstream square dancing. 6-9 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 7. $5. 820-4749.

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

Second Thursday Ballroom Dance — Tucson Womans Club, 6245 E. Bellevue St. Lessons at 6 p.m. Open dancing 7-9 p.m. Live music, refreshments and prizes. Beginners welcome, come alone or with a partner. 6-9:30 p.m., second Thursday of the month, ongoing. Free. 979-9500.


“Legend of Washwalker” — Puppets Amongus Playhouse, 657 W. Saint Mary’s Road. Crogg and his clan uncover the mysteries of their ancient world. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. July 5 and 6; 11 a.m. July 7 and 8. $8 ages 13 and up. $1 off if you walk, bike, or bus to the show. 444-5538.

“It’s Magic” — The Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road. Featuring John Shryock and Mari Lynn. Guest appearance by Norm Marini. 7-9 p.m. July 8. $16. 512-5145.

Tohono Chul Goes to the Library — Salazar-Ajo Branch Library, 15 W. Plaza St., Ajo. Tohono Chul’s docent-led Desert Players pantomime “The Treasure of Coronado Cave,” written by docent Barbara Pepper. 11 a.m. July 10, Ajo. Free. 1-520-387-6075.

“Naomi and Michelle’s Excellent Adventure” — Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road. A mystical phone booth time-travels the girls from 1776 to WWII so they can pass American History. 7 p.m. Thursdays; 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 30. $17.95. 512-5145.

Ghostblasters or “I Ain’t Afraid of No Jokes!” — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Musical comedy about misfit scientists who step in to save New York City from silly spirits. 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. 886-9428.

William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” — The Red Barn Theater, 948 N. Main Ave. Shakespeare’s gender-bending romantic comedy, relocated to 1970s Hawaii.Whitney Morton Woodcock directs. 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2-4:30 p.m. Sundays. July 11-27. $13-$16; $10 on Fridays. 887-6239.

Visual Arts


Contreras Gallery — 110 E. Sixth St. “Tucson.” Work by 11 artists about the city’s art, architecture and legends. July 5-Aug. 30. Reception: 6-9 p.m. July 5. 398-6557.

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. Hours by appointment only. July 11-25. Receptions: 4-8 p.m. July 11, 12 and 25. Free. 304-8899.


Joel D. Valdez Main Library — 101 N. Stone Ave. Jasmine Smith: Sculpture. Altered books. Words carved into books based on the text. Through July 31. Reception: 3-5 p.m. July 5. 791-4010.

WomanKraft — 388 S. Stone Ave. It’s a Matter of Time. Exhibit about time. The changing of the seasons, time-lapse photography, clocks, sundials, collage or assemblage. Through July 26. Reception: 7-10 p.m. July 5. 629-9976.

St. Francis in the Foothills — 4625 E. River Road. Sumi-e Art Exhibit. Ink-brush painting show of works by Joy Mills. Through July 31. Reception: 10 a.m. July 6. 299-9063.

Et Cetera

Tuesday Art Talks — Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road. Johanna Stein, University of Arizona Museum of Art docent presents: “Gallagher Collection of 20th Century Art.” 2-3 p.m. July 8. Free. 594-5345.

Diane West: Gourd art show and artist’s reception — Madaras Gallery Skyline, 3001 E. Skyline Drive. Artist and her collection of hand-crafted gourd masks, bowls and kachinas. Part of Art Walk. 5-7 p.m. July 10. Free. 615-3001.