May 30, 2013 8:21 PM by Faye DeHoff
TUCSON - Plenty of art and summer safaris are back. Herb Stratford has the details as well as a sneak peek at what's now showing in this week's Arts and Culture segment.
This Saturday night the 13th annual "Summer Art Cruise" takes place with special art openings at many downtown art galleries. Receptions start at 6 p.m. and a wide variety of art will be on display.
The event, hosted by the Central Tucson Gallery Association, which has 11 different members, is a great way to see lots of new and exciting art by Tucson artists. One highlight is the 21st annual "Small Things Considered" show at Davis Dominguez gallery, which has small artworks by over 80 different artists. The show is up until June 29.
The Reid Park Zoo is again hosting its "Summer Nights Safari Fridays" by staying open late for animal encounters, kids activities and other events. The special nights are every Friday through July 12 and run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 881-4753 ext. 19 for more information.
Another art exhibit of note is a show of work by Tucson painter Don West at the Obsidian Gallery. The show, a retrospective of the painter's career, spans 1977-2013 and represents a diverse history in different media, techniques and styles. The show runs until June 30th at the gallery, located at the Historic Train depot downtown.
And now here's a look at this weeks new movie releases....
In "After Earth"... a crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape.
With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home.
"Now You See Me" pits an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against "The Four Horsemen", a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists. "The Four Horsemen" pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audience while staying one step ahead of the law.
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