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Harkins Family Fun Series. Did you miss the movies? With popcorn, lots of alcohol, and great air conditioning? Sometimes it’s more about the experience than the movie itself. Throughout the summer, Harkins Theaters shows family movies every week for only $ 5. If you join the My Harkins Awards, a free loyalty program, you will only get $ 3 and get a 50% discount on the group of children between week before 6 pm Up This Week: Despicable Me, the ancient story of a man who sets out to steal the moon and instead has three lovable orphans steal his heart. It is screened June 11-17 at Harkins locations. visit harkins.com for more information.

A life in the theater. If you ask me, there are few things theater lovers love more than theater about theater. Theater buff or not, you won’t want to miss this fun Pulitzer Prize-winning show at Live Theater Workshop. The two main characters are John, a young rising actor, and Robert, an older actor whose career is beginning to fade. Seeing the contrast between youthful wonder and middle-aged sarcasm, and their places in life’s cycles, may seem a bit heavy, but it’s done with such wit, humor, and sincerity that it will make you feel like everything is going to be okay. . Thursday, June 10 through Saturday, July 10 at Live Theater Workshop 3322 E. Fort Lowell Road. $ 20, $ 18 / military / student, $ 15 Thursdays and advances.

Summer safari nights. For the zoo! For the zoo! Summer safari nights are our favorites because they are an opportunity to hang out with the animals without having to go out in the heat of the day. This week’s theme is ocean conservation and sustainable seafood. Many animals, such as otters, brown bears, jaguars, and crocodiles, love to spend time in the water. So this is a great opportunity to hang out with them and see what you can do to help protect the health of Earth’s oceans. Dress up in your best navy blue suit and go for the reusable water bottle tonight. Live music from Michael B. and jollywashers. 5:30 to 8 pm on Saturday, June 12. Red Park Zoo, 3400 zoos. $ 10.50 for adults, $ 8.50 for seniors, $ 6.50 for children 2-14 years old.

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Summer HUB Rooftop Dinner Series. You know what? It’s been a long year and a half, a long semester, maybe a long week. And you should treat yourself to a rooftop dinner sometime this summer. Fortunately, HUB offers multiple opportunities. For the chain’s first dinner party, they teamed up with Dragoon Brewery for a five-course food and drink experience. Just to whet your appetite, we’re talking coffee smoked beef short ribs with Russian Imperial Bush and Apple Cheddar with pale ale. And that’s just two of the five courses! You must call 8201-207 to reserve a spot. 6 pm Thursday June 17 HUB Restaurant, 266 Congress. $ 70 per person, plus tax and tip. The next dinners are held on the third Thursday of the summer months.

5k granja tour. Community races like this are really special for a number of reasons. One is the feeling of camaraderie that they build among the participants. Often times, everyone stands together at first making constant jokes about how stressed they are or how funny it is that contestants choose to torture themselves with morning events like this. Another is the great sense of accomplishment that comes from completing a degree. The other is just those good endorphins. This run starts at the Steam Pump Ranch and runs down the mixed-use track toward Catalina State Park. You can also choose the default participation and run the 3.1 miles wherever you want, but you will not be eligible for any awards. Proceeds benefit the Oro Valley Youth Leisure Scholarship Fund. 6 am start time Sunday June 13th. Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road. $ 25.

Includes Arizona. Did you know that the Tohono Chul Show Program has worked with more Arizona artists than any other organization in the state since the program began in 1985? If you haven’t had a chance to see this gallery yet, don’t miss out. And even if you have it, come see it again. Arizona includes a rotating advertising gallery that features a variety of artwork from established and emerging artists throughout the state. If you find something you can’t go without, you can rest easy knowing that half of the proceeds from sales help fund programs at Tohono Chul. Tohono Chul Main Gallery, 7366 Paseo Del Norte. Open from 9 am to 5 pm every day. $ 15, with discounts for seniors, military, students and children.

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Selling clothes for a dollar. I’d venture to guess that most of us, at some point in the last odd year, have done some house cleaning or removal to combat feelings of boredom, confusion, or terror. So you may now have a little extra space in your closet for a new saver yarn. In conjunction with the Pia Camil: Three Works exhibit, MOCA has partnered with the Buffalo Exchange for this sale. And 100% of its income goes to the Ministry of Culture and Human Resources and its educational resources. The offer is made from 9 a.m. M. At 3 p. M. On Saturday, June 12, but a scheduled ticket must be reserved in advance at moca-tucson.org. Masks are required. 265 S. Church Ave.

Great Saturday nights in June at the Museum of the Desert. Walking through the Desert Museum is always a pleasure, even if it has to be done in 100-degree heat. But not doing it in the 110 degree heat is more of a pleasure. On Saturday nights in June, the Desert Museum is open until 9pm, so spend time with flying bats, beavers, and glowing scorpions. If you come at the right time, you will be able to witness such incredible sunsets that they will make you think that living in the desert is not bad at all. Bring a flashlight to explore, and add a beer or wine tasting if you’re feeling fancy. 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 12. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N Kenny Rd. $ 23.95, with discounts for youth, seniors, military, and Arizona / Sonora residents.

Kingfisher road trip. Oh that’s a true summer ritual, and we’re so excited to have her back this year at Kingfisher! This six-week virtual tour features cuisine from six different regions of the United States, so you can feel like you’re traveling across the country, even if you won’t be taking any trips this summer. Stick with it all summer long, because if you buy five appetizers for dinner on the go, the sixth is free! At the end of the season in September, they will do a “best” compilation with guest favorites all summer long. Southwest comes first! Serves green chili soup, roast pork medallions with mole, tres leches sponge cake and much more. Now in operation and serving through June 12 at Kingfisher, 2465 E. Grant Road.

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A tour of the artists’ studio is sold. Did you miss the DVDs? They had an amazing special features section with things like deleted scenes, confusing bugs, and behind-the-scenes content. There is something wonderful about going behind the scenes and seeing how art is made. That’s one of the reasons this double show, featuring works of art for sale and studio tours, is a great summer outing. Don Baker, who works with stainless steel on canvas, is doing a retrospective. Risa Waldt presents her paintings in the Primavera Collection. 10 am to 5 pm Saturday June 12 and Sunday June 13. Don Baker is located at 16530 N. Ridge Rock Road. Risa Waldt is located at 65650 E. Edwin Road.

Tucson Museum of Art. TMA is putting on many great shows this summer, including 4X4: Willie J. Space and the Social Issues of Our Time ”(through September 26). TMA is taking epidemiological precautions – attendance is limited and you must book in advance Face masks are required and guests must physically distance themselves from other groups.

Ready to go: Arizona’s place in space. The Arizona Museum of History is launching a really cool new exhibit this week, all about the role Arizona and Arizona have played in space exploration. Arizona has a lot of fame, but things like sending multiple missions to Mars and helping take the first picture of a black hole have to be among the best. The exhibit includes artifacts from NASA, the Lowell Observatory, UA and, in the spirit of the galactic neighborhood, even Arizona State University. Come be inspired, whether you are 2 or 102 years old. It opens on Thursday, May 20 and runs until November 30, 2021. Open from 10 a.m. M. At 2 p. M. From Tuesday to Saturday. Arizona Museum of History, E. Second St. $ 10, with discounts for students, seniors and youth (free for children 6 and under). Ask about free admission for veterans.

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