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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure!
Turn Tucson into a giant game board with this Family Fun Scavenger Hunt Adventure! Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour/Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history! Play the game, See the sights, and Experience Tucson in a whole new way! www.urbanadventurequest.com/tours/things-to-do/tucson/default.aspx (Save 20%/Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: TUCSONHAPPENINGS)

Cocktail Study - Consumer Research Taste Test on Cocktail Beverages
Open to men and women, 21 years old and up/The test will be conducted on Saturday, August 18th and takes approximately 30 minutes-For completing the test, we will pay you $30/ProSense Consumer Research Center 2900 E. Broadway Blvd. suite #146 Please call 881-0439 for more info or to see if you qualify

Nandi's Muddy Birthday Bash 8:00AM - 10:00AM
FREE with Zoo admission/Sing Happy Birthday (beginning at 8:30AM) Elephant ear crafts/10′ x 10′ Mud pit (large enough for the whole family) Mud paintings/Reid Park Zoo 3400 E Zoo Ct. 791-3204

8:00AM - 12:00PM
St. Philip's Plaza 4280 N Campbell Ave/Food in Root 261-6982 www.foodinroot.com/farmersmarkets/stphilipsplaza ()

Saturday Mercado! 8:00AM - 12:00PM
An original Tucson treasure! This 24-year-old farmer and artisan market makes it Tucson's oldest-with locally grown and harvested farm produce, hot foods for lunch, many local artisans with handmade and handcrafted products, and live music to get your feet moving while you shop in a beautiful and iconic shopping, dining and entertainment venue! 2900 N. Swan Rd @ Ft. Lowell Check out www.plazapalomino.com and/or follow us on Facebook 907-7325

Rummage Sale Fundraiser 8:00AM - 4:00PM
From toys, decorations, collection of art books, novels, and kitchen utensils, a huge variety of art supplies, technology and clothing..there is something for everyone/Held inside the air-conditioned gallery for your shopping comfort! WomanKraft Art Center 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976

Green Chili Roast 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Free samples of roasted green chilies and fresh green chilies/Apple Annie's Orchard 6405 Williams Rd-Willcox 384-4685

Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Free/Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters/Visit the historic buildings and corrals and enjoy the special exhibits of the people of Canoa-All ages welcome/Historic Canoa Ranch 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Rd-Green Valley 724-5220 (For registration info)

Kindness Conference 8:30AM - 12:00PM
This conference is for school community members (administrators, staff, teachers) at current Kind Campus schools or schools considering joining Kind Campus/We will talk about strategies for building a mindful, and engaged kind campus/Based on cutting-edge research around building social-emotional skills, Kind Campus empowers all school community members, including administrators, staff, teachers, and students to create safe and engaging school communities/In breakout sessions, we will explore evidence-based strategies for using Kind Campus, and you will leave with a plan sketched out for how to strengthen kindness at your school/Holaway Elementary School 3500 N. Cherry Ave. 622-1379

Desert Moon Blues 9:00AM - 10:00AM
$5 Presented by the Tucson Blue Dancers-All are welcome/3rd Saturday of each month/Blues dancing lesson from 8PM-8:30PM/Dancing from 8:30PM-midnight/Movement Culture 435 E. 9th St. 603-8043

Tucson Petting Zoo! 9:00AM - 7:00PM
$8 a person/Includes food for all the animals and a full tour! Come down and meet capybaras, tortoise, goats, chickens, porcupines and lots more! s 2405 W. Wetmore Rd. 399-6555 www.tucsonpettingzoo.com OR www.facebook.com/FunnyFootFarm

Painting Class (Peacock OR Proud Peacock) 10:00AM - 12:00PM
$25/Bring a friend, bring the kids and follow our instructor's step by step instructions while you create your own beautiful masterpiece! 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste. #160 (La Plaza Shoppes) 359-6675 www.creativejuiceartbar.com

Locomotive Saturdays at Historic Train Depot 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Free! Explore regional transportation history, and see a freight trains passing by, or ring the locomotive bell! Southern Arizona Transportation Museum located in the Historic Train Depot 414 N. Toole Ave. 623-2223

FTL Cavalry Craft Children’s Camp 11:00AM - 2:00PM
$4/Learn while you create with different educational hands-on crafts very Saturday through August/Each craft gives a glimpse into the life of the men and women who have lived and worked in the Fort Lowell area throughout the centuries, from the Hohokam to today’s archaeologists/Come on by and make a little history! Fort Lowell Museum 2900 N Craycroft Rd. 885-3832

Eos Planetarium Theater Shows 12:00PM
$16/$12, Under 3 free/Perfect Little Planet Noon (Younger Audiences) Touring the Solar System 1PM/Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity 2PM/Tucson Sky & Beyond 3PM/We Are Stars 4PM (Younger Audiences) Laser Stranger Things 5PM/Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity 6PM/Tucson Sky & Beyond 7:30PM/Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon 9PM/UA Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium 1601 E University Blvd. 621-STAR

The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long! (PG) 2:00PM
$12/$10 (2017) A bold and dazzling movie musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life/Inspired by the ambition and imagination of the legendary P.T. Barnum (Tony-winner Hugh Jackman), creator of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus/The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-0844

Sizzling Summer Saturday Night 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Join Jane Hamilton Fine Art, located in the beautiful Catalina Foothills-Meet our Tucson local artists/We will have live music, wine, food, and fine art prizes! Jane Hamilton Fine Art 2890 E. Skyline Dr. Ste 180 (SW corner Skyline & Campbell) 529-4886

Desert Diamond Food Truck Fest 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Free admission/Desert Diamond Casino 1100 W Pima Mine Rd-Sahuarita

Ribeye Night! 5:00PM - 9:00PM
20oz Center Cut $15 served with Baked Potato, Seasonal Vegetables, Salad Bar & Roll/ 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com

2018 Cool Summer Nights: Creatures of the Night 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Want to know what creatures party in the nighttime? Here’s your chance to find out! Experience live animal interpretations on grounds, spend time with our animated animals, engage in hands-on art activities, and enjoy our popular Desert Survivors show/Regular Museum Admission/Arizona Sonora Desert Museum 2021 N Kinney Rd 883-2702

Gnatman! 6:00PM
2 Times: 6PM & 8:30PM, Adults $21.95/Seniors, Students, Military $19.95/Children $11.95/Mammoth City can breathe a sigh of relief now that Gnatman has captured the sinister Jester and this Master of Mayhem is safely behind bars... OR IS HE? Suddenly, the masked crusader is faced with his biggest challenge yet/Not only is the Jester back, he has enlisted the Legion of E.V.I.L.! Will Gnatman alone be able to ward off this threat or will he need help from a very unlikely source? Join us and find out what tricks the Jester has up his sleeve and how Gnatman will keep Mammoth City free of crime! 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428 www.TheGaslightTheatre.com

ELVIS: The ‘68 Comeback Special! 6:00PM
$25/$24/$13 In December of 1968, Elvis Presley returned to the stage for the greatest musical comeback of all-time/Join Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band for a salute to the original NBC production of “Elvis” featuring full band performances as well as the intimate “unplugged” acoustic set and the stories behind the moment the King returned! 13005 N Oracle Rd. at Rancho Vistoso Blvd-Oro Valley 529-1000 www.gaslightmusichall.com

Flashlight Night & Archery After Dark! 6:00PM - 8:00PM
(Flashlight Giveaway! All kids who attend Flashlight Night will receive a free mini flashlight!) Bring your flashlights, take safari selfies, encounter live reptiles and insects, watch fun movies and participate in a spotlight scavenger hunt-Archery lessons are available for ages 9 and up! All equipment is provided/Lights go out at 6PM, but come earlier to see the museum with the lights on-The museum will be open 9AM-8PM/$10 Adult/$7 Senior or Military/$5 Child ages 4-12/Ages 3 & under are free/Archery is $2 person for ages 9 & up/Museum Members are free/ 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd. 629-0100 www.thewildlifemuseum.org www.facebook.com/wildlifemuseum

Adam Townsend Band 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Indie-soul/Mercado San Agustin Courtyard 100 S Avenida del Convento 461-1107

Batapalooza 6:00PM - 9:30PM
Explore the fascinating lives of bats through hands-on family fun activities/Observe live bats up close after sunset as wildlife biologists from Arizona Game and Fish Department catch and release bats as part of an ongoing study/Pima County Naturalists will give presentations on the remarkable echolocation abilities of bats-All ages welcome/Free-Registration not required/Pima County Agua Caliente Park 12325 E. Roger Rd. 724-5375

Adult Painting Class (Summertime) 6:30PM - 8:30PM
$29/painter, Drinks are available for purchase, Wine $5, $6 or $7 per glass, Beer $4/Bring a friend and follow our instructor's step by step instructions while you create your own beautiful masterpiece! 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste. #160 (La Plaza Shoppes) 359-6675 www.creativejuiceartbar.com

Free Drive-in Movie at the Driving Range 7:15PM
"The Lion King" Bring your blankets and lawn chairs or enjoy the movie from one of our golf carts! Oro Valley Community Center 10555 N. La Cañada Dr-El Conquistador Golf Course 544-1900

Free Movie in Marana: Sherlock Gnomes 7:15PM
Show starts at 7:15PM, once the sun has gone down-Bring something to sit on or rent a chair or blanket from us/We will have a snack vendor present with movie treats for purchase/Marana Heritage River Park Splash Pad 12280 North Heritage Park Dd-Marana (Town of Marana 382-1999)

Gutenberg! The Musical! 7:30PM - 9:30PM
$15/$20/$25 Hosted by Not Those Wright Brothers/In this two-man musical spoof, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project - a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg/With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all the parts in their historical epic, with the hope that one of the producers in attendance will give them a Broadway contract – fulfilling their ill-advised dreams/Catalina Foothills High School Auditorium 4300 E Sunrise Dr. (Facebook)

Karaoke with Martha! 9:00PM
Tell her the name of the song or the artist and she's got it! There is always room in the rotation and great voices of all ages! The show doesn't stop until 2AM/ 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com

Music by Velocity 9:00PM
No Cover/One of Tucson's premier rock bands-You will hear rock music from the 80s, 90's and all through today's harder rock songs heard on and off the internet of today/Edge Bar Tucson 4635 N. Flowing Wells Rd. 887-9027

Saturdaze Dance Party 10:00PM
$3, 21+/With DJ's Bob Really & Sid the Kid/Killer drink specials & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages-Bring your dancing shoes/Club Congress 311 E Congress St. 622-8848

Cult Classics-Clue (PG) 10:00PM
$6/$5 (1985) Who killed Mr. Boddy, and in what room with what weapon? In this cult-tastic spoof of McCarthy-era paranoia and 1950s wholesomeness, the crazed characters and crackerjack plot are drawn from the popular Parker Brothers board game of the same name/The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-0844

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) 11:45PM
$6/$5 Prop Bag $3 (1975) A Loft tradition for 38 years and counting! With the "Heavy Petting" shadow cast live and in your face! The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-0844

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