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Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:00 am | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A listing of upcoming arts and cultural activities in the area.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13)

Nobel Son (R)

Punisher: War Zone (R)

Australia (PG-13)

Four Christmases (PG-13)

Transporter 3 (PG-13)

Bolt (PG)

Twilight (PG-13)

Quantum of Solace (PG-13)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13)

Punisher: War Zone (R)

Australia (PG-13)

Four Christmases (PG-13)

Transporter 3 (PG-13)

Bolt (PG)

Bolt in Disney Digital 3D (PG)

Twilight (PG-13)

Quantum of Solace (PG-13)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

Role Models (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Pride and Glory (R)

Max Payne (PG-13)

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (PG-13)

The Duchess (PG-13)

Lakeview Terrace (PG-13)

Burn After Reading (R)

Pineapple Express (R)

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Mamma Mia! (PG-13)

WALL-E (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Punisher: War Zone (R)

Australia (PG-13)

Four Christmases (PG-13)

Transporter 3 (PG-13)

Bolt (PG)

Twilight (PG-13)

Quantum of Solace (PG-13)

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (PG-13)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

Role Models (R)

Changeling (R)

THEATER

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY, DEC. 11-12

• Go on a musical adventure during “Pure Imagination,” a show featuring the Wilson Show Choir, Creative Dance Arts Company, professional steel drum players and University of Arizona talent. Details: 6:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $15; 818-1000.

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, DEC. 11-13

• Enjoy music and dance at Pima Community College’s “Dance Inferno,” a show based on the 1980s film “Fame,” about a group of energetic and talented students in New York’s Performing Arts High School. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Pima Community College Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $5 (Saturday matinee free with Toys for Tots donation); 206-6986.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, DEC. 12-14

• Join Clara in her enchanting dream in the beloved holiday classic “The Nutcracker,” presented with live music by the Ballet Tucson Orchestra and a cast of more than 100 Ballet Tucson dancers. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $19-$47; 621-3341.

THROUGH DEC. 20

• Let the sun shine during the American tribal love-rock musical “Hair” from the ’60s. Details: call for times; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $31 and up; 622-2823.

MUSIC

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, DEC. 11-14

• Listen to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra perform music by Mozart, Beethoven and Bartok. Details: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; tickets start at $21; 321-1000.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, DEC. 13-14

• Experience a traditional Christmas concert presented by the Tucson Chamber Artists. Details: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 2 p.m. Dec. 14; St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; call for ticket prices; 401-2651 or www.TucsonChamberArtists.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 13

• Hear the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus perform “A Jazz Noel” holiday concert. Details: 7 p.m.; Ironwood Ridge High School, 2475 W. Naranja Drive; $15; 404-3148.

• Catch the spirit of the season and some old favorites, too, at the Barbershop Holiday Gala Concert, featuring the Tucson Barbershop Experience Chorus and the Saddlebrooke Canada del Oro Barbershop Chorus. Details: 7 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $15 in advance, $18 at the door; 818-1000.

SUNDAY, DEC. 14

• Enjoy the innovative and creative music of HarpFusion. Details: noon and 3 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $12; 742-6455.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, DEC. 11

• Attend the event Step Out, Step Up, and help wrap 300 candles and donate them to the women at the EMERGE! Center Against Domestic Abuse. Details: 9-11 a.m.; La Encantada shopping center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive; free; 299-3556.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, DEC. 12-14

• Sample foods from more than 35 vendors, listen to live music, and peruse 400 artisan booths at the Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair. Details: all day; between Ninth Street and University Boulevard along Fourth Avenue; free; www.fourthavenue.org.

FRIDAY, DEC. 12 THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

• Watch a train as it winds around a crested saguaro and velvet mesquite trees, passing through a miniature town during the Holiday Garden Railway event. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

SATURDAY, DEC. 13

• Just in time for the holidays, check out hundreds of intricate carvings at the Zuni Fetish Show and Sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

• Spa therapists will donate their time during Spa Happy Hour, so you can enjoy a treatment that includes a chair massage, mini facial, Reiki, craniosacral therapy and nail care with your donation going to Water for People, an organization that helps developing countries by supporting the growth of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and health and hygiene education programs. Details: call for times; Sonoran Spa at Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Road; $50; reservations required; adults only; 917-2467.

• See the treelighting in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library and watch the Downtown Festival of Lights Parade beginning at Stone Avenue and 17th Street. Details: Tree-lighting ceremony at 5:45 pm.; Parade at 6 pm.; free.

SATURDAY, DEC. 13

• Shop for local fruits, vegetables, meat and craft items at the Oro Valley Farmers Market. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; free; 918-9811.

THROUGH DEC. 20

• Buy unique and affordable art perfect for holiday gift giving at the Holiday Bazaar. Details: 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; WomanKraft Art Gallery, 388 S. Stone Ave.; free; 629-9976 or www.womankraft.org.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, DEC. 11

• Get tips on how to give great customer service even when your customers are not so great at the “Managing the Angry Public” employment education workshop for women. Details: 3 p.m.; YWCA Frances McClelland Leadership Center, 525 N. Bonita Ave.; $20; 884-7810, ext. 113.

THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, DEC. 11 AND 13

• Learn rainwater harvesting techniques for residential and commercial properties at a Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site Tour. Details 8 a.m.; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 547-3437.

SATURDAY, DEC. 13

• Ask your questions regarding 401(k) plans and their advantages during a two-hour investment class. Details: 10 a.m.; Hughes Federal Credit Union, 971 W. Wetmore Road; free; 794-8341.

• Cook with Janos Wilder, award-winning chef and author, at a class on holiday entertaining. Details: 1 p.m.; Janos Restaurant & J Bar at La Paloma Resort, 3770 E Sunrise Drive; $50 (reservations required); 615-6100.

• Enjoy winter animal tales from local storyteller Jordan Hill along with games, crafts, lights, holiday movies and music for the whole family at the Wild Winter Wonderland event. Details: 5 p.m.; International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road; $7 adults, $5.50 seniors, $2.50 children; 629-0100.

• Use natural plant materials gathered at Oracle State Park for the Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop. Details: 1 p.m.; 3820 Wildlife Drive in Oracle; $12, includes park entrance fee (reservations required); (520) 896-2425.

SATURDAY TO MONDAY, DEC. 13-JAN. 5

• Examine the interaction between identity, location, memory, community, and landscape in the University of Arizona Masters of Fine Arts candidates’ exhibit “Where Are You From?” Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Lionel Rombach Gallery, 1031 N. Olive Road; free; 626-4215.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17

• Take a look at how and where things can start going wrong in nature when wilderness guides and authors Butch Farabee and Michael Ghiglieri present their talk “Off the Wall: Death in Yosemite.” Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 North Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, DEC. 12

• Take a medium-difficulty hike along a Sabino Canyon trail to Seven Falls. Details: 8:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon’s Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free with $5 park entry fee; 749-8700.

VISUAL ART

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, DEC. 11-JAN. 10

• See a holiday exhibition showcasing works by local and national artists interpreting the theme “Ornament.” Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays (extended hours until 8 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18); Obsidian Gallery, 4320 N. Campbell Ave.; 577-3598.

THROUGH JAN. 8

• Check out “Glenna Gilbert-Jones: A Glorious Journey,” a retrospective exhibit by the Oro Valley artist. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Toscana Studio and Gallery, 9040 N. Oracle Road; free; 575-1445.

THROUGH JAN. 11

• Push the envelope into abstraction and experimentation at the “Traditions and Transitions: Contemporary Southwest Native American Art” exhibit. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park’s exhibit hall, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7 for adults, discounts for seniors, military personnel, students and children; 742-6455.

THROUGH FEB. 14

• See the exhibit “All Together Now” by artist Shana Zimmerman, depicting Tucson’s celebrities, hangouts and landscapes. Details: gallery hours; ArtsEye, 3550 E. Grant Road; free; 325-0260.

THROUGH JUNE 2009

• See the exhibit “Weaving: Native Baskets and Blankets,” which features pieces from Tohono Chul Park’s permanent collection. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

CHILDREN

THURSDAY, DEC. 11

• Explore our closest neighbor, the moon, using binoculars and telescopes during Sonoran Desert Kids Club Family Astronomy Night. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Catalina Community Center, 16562 N. Oracle Road; free; 615-7855, ext. 104.

SATURDAY, DEC. 13

• Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive via motorcycle at 10:30 a.m. at the Holiday Express, featuring activities for children, including a storyteller, jumping castle and rides on the Fun Farm Choo-Choo. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Historic Train Depot, 414 N. Toole Ave.; free admission; 623-2223.

• Up on the roof top, click, click, click, it’s Santa at Bookmans.  Details: 2 p.m.; Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

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