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Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:10 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 3D (PG)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG)

The Tourist (PG-13)

The Warrior’s Way (R)

Burlesque (PG-13)

Faster (R)

Love and Other Drugs (R)

Tangled (PG)

Tangled 3D (PG)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (PG-13)

The Next Three Days (PG-13)

Unstoppable (PG-13)

Morning Glory (PG-13)

Megamind (PG)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 1-888-AMC4FUN

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG)

The Tourist (PG-13)

The Warrior’s Way (R)

Burlesque (PG-13)

Love and Other Drugs (R)

Tangled (PG)

Tangled 3D (PG)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 IMAX (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (PG-13)

The Next Three Days (PG-13)

Unstoppable (PG-13)

Due Date (R)

Megamind (PG)

Red (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (PG)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (PG-13)

You Again (PG)

Alpha and Omega (PG)

Devil (PG-13)

Easy A (PG-13)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

Despicable Me (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 3D (PG)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG)

The Tourist (PG-13)

Burlesque (PG-13)

Faster (R)

Love and Other Drugs (R)

Tangled (PG)

Tangled 3D (PG)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (PG-13)

The Next Three Days (PG-13)

Unstoppable (PG-13)

Due Date (R)

Megamind (PG)

THEATER

Thursday to Sunday, Dec. 16-19

• Join the shepherds, dog and sheep in their perilous march to Belen to witness the birth of Baby Jesus at the Borderlands Theater presentation A Tucson Pastorela featuring Christmas carols sung in English and Spanish. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Leo Rich Theatre, Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $18, discounts for seniors/children; 800-745-3000.

Friday, Dec.17

• Enjoy the 10th Annual Fiesta Feliz, a borderland holiday tradition featuring mariachi bands and ballet folklorico presented by the Chispa Foundation. Details: 7 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $14-18, $12-16 in advance; 544-9543.

Friday to Sunday, Dec. 17-19

• Enjoy a performance of The Nutcracker featuring local dancers and students. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Centre for the Arts at Pima Community College, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; 206-6986.

Tuesday, Dec. 21

• Bring your family and friends for a performance of the critically acclaimed Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $27.50-67.50; 547-3040.

Through Wednesday, Dec. 22

• Take a musical voyage celebrating a great American folksinger who gave the country a voice during the depression at the Arizona Theatre Company production Woody Guthrie’s American Song. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $35 and up; 622-2823.

Through Saturday, Jan. 1

• Catch a performance of the new holiday musical-comedy-spoof-melodrama The Secret Santa starring a Scrooge-like villain out to squash everyone’s Christmas spirit. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 3, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 12, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $8-18; 886-9428.

Through Sunday, Jan. 2

• Enjoy a performance of Season’s Greetings and the Santaland Diaries by NPR humorist David Sedaris recounting his bizarre experiences working as a Macy’s Elf during the holiday season and biting satire of the season. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $18, $16 seniors/military/students; 327-4242.

• Catch a performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol starring James Gooden. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.; $18; 260-6442.

MUSIC

Friday, Dec. 17

• Listen to the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus Peace & Joy Concert featuring holiday favorites accompanied by the Tucson Concert Band. Details: 7 p.m.; Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Rd.; $18, under 6 free; www.southernarizonawomenschorus.org.

Saturday, Dec. 18

• Listen to the four-part harmony musical entertainment of the Tucson Barbershop eXperience singing modern, ‘40s/’50s, and old-time music. Details: 11 a.m.; Santa’s Workshop, Foothills Mall across from Old Navy; $7, $5 with a food, clothing, or toy donation; 888-0509.

• Listen to A Nat King Cole and Gospel Music Christmas featuring vocalist Joe Bourne and the Tucson Arizona Mass Choir. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 818-1000.

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 18-19

• Share the joyful sounds of the season at the TSO Pops Holiday Spectacular featuring conductor George Hanson, the Tucson Regional Ballet, Mariachi Aztlan de Pueblo High School, and the TSO Carolers. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $37-60; 882-8585.

Sunday, Dec. 19

• Listen to the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus Peace & Joy Concert featuring holiday favorites accompanied by the Tucson Concert Band. Details: 3 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; $18, under 6 free; www.southernarizonawomenschorus.org.

• Enjoy a Holiday Concert featuring Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $16 in advance; 818-1000.

Monday, Dec. 20

• Get into the holiday spirit at the Arizona Repertory Singers concert Welcome Yule featuring an eclectic program of sacred and secular a capella music of the season. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $18 in advance; 818-1000.

Through Tuesday, Dec. 21

• Enjoy a variety of local choirs and performance groups filling the air with Christmas cheer along with holiday-themed confections at the 12 Days of Christmas. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr.; 299-2020.

Thursdays, Saturdays, & Sundays through Dec. 30

• Listen to different styles of music at the Park Place Holiday Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, 4-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 797-3959.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday to Saturday, Dec. 17-18

• Share in the Huss Family depiction of The Special Meaning of Christmas at their Children’s Nativity, sip hot chocolate, and bring along a food donation for the Catalina Food Bank. Details: 6, 6:30, 7 & 7:30 p.m.; 14164 N. Bowman Rd.; free.

Saturday, Dec. 18

• Buy, sell, or trade just about anything and everything at the Marana BaZaar to benefit Marana area schools’ art programs. Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.; acmestudio10625@comcast.net.

• Enjoy art activities, scavenger hunts, and live Christmas caroling at the Oracle Crossings Holiday Spectacular sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 12-4 p.m.; Oracle Crossings Shopping Center, Oracle and Magee Rds.; free admission; 797-3959.

• Enjoy the unique entertainment style of Bob and Trish Jugglers featuring juggling, unicycling and acrobatics along with family-friendly comedy and inspirational messages. Details: 3 p.m.; Santa’s Workshop, Foothills Mall across from Old Navy; $7, $5 with a food, clothing, or toy donation; 888-0509.

• See the Parade of Lights, visit The Presidio, and bring the family for holiday festivities at Armory Park. Details: 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. parade; free; 837-6504.

Friday and Saturday through Dec. 18

• Experience snowfall in the starlit desert sky as bands play holiday music, weekends at the courtyard of the La Encantada Shopping Center featuring jazz, blues and choruses during the La Encantada Snowfall Music Series. Details: 6-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2905 E. Skyline Dr.; free; 797-3959.

Sunday, Dec. 19

• Bring unwrapped toys or cash donations to the third annual Toys for Tots benefit at Old Father Inn and be entertained by Be-Geiled, the J.Geils Band tribute. Details: 1-6 p.m.; 4080 W. Ina Rd.; 744-1200.

Thursday to Sunday through Dec. 19; and Monday to Wednesday, Dec. 20-22

• Bring the kids for Zoo Lights, jingle bells, Santa Claus, holiday decor, music, and refreshments. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1030 S. Randolph Way; $5, $4 members, $3 children; 791-3204.

Through Sunday, Dec. 26

• Enjoy the Tucson tradition Winterhaven Festival of Lights. Details: 6-10 p.m.; Fort Lowell & Country Club Rds.; free; 881-4483 or www.winterhavenfestival.org.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Dec. 16

• Take a trip back in time to learn more about the original gardeners, Bernice and Rutger Porter, and discover the historical significance of the property at the Historical Tour of the Gardens. Details: 10 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8; 326-9686 ext. 10.

Saturday, Dec. 18

• Bring a sack lunch and take a guided field trip to the Amerind Foundation to see a collection of Native American art and artifacts sponsored by the Tucson Botanic Gardens. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; departure from the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $70, $65 members; 326-9686 ext. 19.

• View a pictorial history of Grand Canyon: From Rim to River and learn about the formation of the canyon, its inhabitants, early exploration, tourism, architecture, flora and fauna, and park history presented by author and historian Jim Turner. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Sunday, Dec. 19 & 26

• Don’t Forget to Turn Off the Lights and learn what the National Park Service is doing about light pollution and how you can help save the night skies. Details: 1:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Enjoy the fascinating oral history surrounding Mexican American Homesteaders’ adventures around Saguaro National Park communities. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Tuesday, Dec. 21

• Trace mining and other local history at the presentation They Are Mining Our National Park? Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Get an introduction to two of our most common desert mammals, the coyote and the javelina at the presentation God’s Dog And Desert Pigs. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Celebrate Winter Solstice and a Total Lunar Eclipse at UA Science Mount Lemmon SkyCenter and view galaxies, nebulae and planets through a 32-inch telescope. Details: 9800 Ski Run Rd.; 626-8122.

Tuesdays, Dec. 21 & 28

• Meet the Cuckoo of the Desert, and learn about the history and behavior of the roadrunner. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Wednesday, Dec. 22

• Learn about culture and history as authors Ron and Sue Bridgemon talk about Exploring the Mata Ortiz Region. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

Wednesdays, Dec. 22 & 29

• Take a photo tour of People and Places of Saguaro’s Past focusing on the stories told by its historic structures. Details: 11 a.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free; 733-5153.

• Learn about the Hohokam, Those Who Came Before and inhabited this area from A.D. 300 to 1450. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Through Friday, Dec. 31

• Enjoy the Holiday of Lights Planetarium and Laser Show. Details: 6:30 & 7:30 Thursday; 4:30, 5:30, 7 & 8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 4:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m.; 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. Sunday; UA Flandrau Center, Cherry Ave. & University Blvd.; $7.50, $5 ages 4-15, under 4 free; www.flandrau.org.

OUTDOORS

Saturday & Wednesday, Dec. 18 & 22

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 8-11 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

Sunday, Dec. 19

• Challenge your outdoor skills at the Classic Orienteering Races presented by the Tucson Orienteering Club. Details: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Arthur Pack Regional Park, 9101 N. Thornydale Rd.; www.tucsonorienteeringclub.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 21

• Take a moderately strenuous, naturalist-led 4 hour Desert Morning Hike into the Cactus Forest of Saguaro National Park. Details: 9 a.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5153.

• Relax around a campfire on the visitor center patio and watch the Moonrise Over The Mountains. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Dec. 18

• Celebrate Festivals of Friendship: Christmas Around the World featuring music, dance, stories, and folkart traditions. Details: 1-4 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $8 adults, $6 children; 792-9985.

VISUAL ARTS

Through Thursday, Jan. 6

• View the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Calendar Show exhibit and vote for your favorites to appear on their 2012 calendar which benefits their Scholarship Fund. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Gallery, 5605 E. River Rd., Suite 131; free.

FILM

Thursday, Dec.16

• Bring a donation of food, new or used clothing or toys to the Santa’s Workshop Film Festival to benefit Santa’s Workshop, Casa Maria and The Marana Food Bank and enjoy an evening of short films by local film makers with an overall positive message presented by the Arizona Rose Theatre Company. Details: 7 p.m.; Santa’s Workshop, Foothills Mall across from Old Navy; $7, $5 with a donation; 888-0509.

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