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Watercolor Field Studies July 1 An outdoor, in-person, all-ages class that will meet at Tucson-area parks. Measure and make notations like artist-scientists and illustrators, as well as discover watercolor techniques for plants and natural objects. 9-11 am. The Drawing Studio, 2760 N. Tucson Blvd. 620-0947.

Ready to Launch: Arizona’s Place in Space July 1-Nov. 30 This exhibition investigates the impact that the people, landscape and universities in Arizona have played in space exploration. Photos, objects from NASA, the Lowell Observatory, UArizona, etc. Arizona History Museum. Tues-Sat: 10 am-2 pm. 628-5774.

Rialto Theatre — The Gallery Project July-TBA The venerable downtown landmark opens its doors to shows off photographs of a wide range of musicians — from Leo Kottke to Justin Bieber — taken by C. Elliott and Mark A. Martinez. Friday and Saturday nights, 6-9 pm.

FC Tucson Women’s Soccer July 2 The last home match of the season will be FC Tucson vs. SC Del Sol. 7 pm. Kino North Stadium.

Summer Safari Saturday Nights July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 The Reid Park Zoo hosts themed nights with live music, games and activities, as well as food and drink specials. Keeper chats, animal encounters, sponsor booths and other activities round out the evening. 5:30-8:30 pm. 791- 3204.

FC Tucson Soccer July 3, 17, 24 Home matches will include FCT vs. Fort Lauderdale CF (July 3); FCT vs. New England Revolution II (July 17); and FCT vs. Union Omaha (July 24). Kino North Stadium.

Tucson Sugar Skulls July 3, 10, 24, 31 Arena football competition continues at the Tucson Convention Center as the Sugar Skulls take on the Arizona Rattlers (July 3); Duke City Gladiators (July 10); Bismarck Bucks (July 24); and Northern Arizona Wranglers (July 31). 6:05 pm. 573-3000.

Tucson Saguaros July 12-27 Pecos League pro baseball resumes in the Old Pueblo with the Tucson Saguaros taking on Roswell Invaders (July 12-17) and the Santa Fe Fuego (July 25-27). Amphitheater High School, 95 W. Prince.

Spacefest X July 15-18 This annual gathering of NASA astronauts, space historians, astronomers, authors, et al. is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the exploration of our universe from people who have experienced it in a variety of ways. Astronauts slated to attend include Nicole Stott, Mario Runco and Walt Cunningham, along with many others. JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa. (800) 727-6682.

HarvestFest July 24 Join in for a celebration of Southern Arizona wineries, including grape stomping, live music, food from The Steak Out and Las Vigas, and wine tastings. Participating wineries include: Village of Elgin, Lightning Ridge Cellars, Hannah’s Hill Vineyard, Golden Rule Vineyards, Twisted Union Wine Co., The Meading Room and Strive Vineyards. 10 am-4 pm. Sonoita Vineyards, 290 Elgin-Canelo Road. 455-5893.


Live Theatre Workshop July 1-10 David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre delves into questions of age, work life and creativity through the interactions of two actors at opposite points in their careers. Beginning July 16 in the Children’s Theatre is Once Upon THIS Time, with fairytales given a modern twist. 3322 E. Fort Lowell Road. 327-4242.

The Loft Cinema July 2-TBA Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), a documentary about the 1969 summer concert series called the Harlem Cultural Festival, which featured everyone from Stevie Wonder to The 5th Dimension to Nina Simone. Check The Loft’s website for details. 3233 E. Speedway. 795-0844.


Gaslight Music Hall Concerts July 5-26 July 5: Salute to America with Armen Dirtadian and The Manhattan Dolls; July 12: Down on the Corner — Best of CCR; July 19: Mr. Skynyrd Band; July 26: Super Songs of the ’60s with The Tributaries. 529-1000.