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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2008 12:00 am | Updated: 8:02 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events in the area.

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Seven Pounds (PG-13)

The Tale of Despereaux (G)

Yes Man (PG-13)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13)

Delgo (PG)

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)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Seven Pounds (PG-13)

Yes Man (PG-13)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13)

Delgo (PG)

Nothing Like the Holidays (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)

Quarantine (R)

RocknRolla (R)

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

The Duchess (PG-13)

Lakeview Terrace (PG-13)

Burn After Reading (R)

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Mamma Mia! (PG-13)

WALL-E (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Seven Pounds (PG-13)

Yes Man (PG-13)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13)

Delgo (PG)

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)

THEATER

TUESDAY TO SUNDAY, DEC. 30-JAN. 4

• Experience the 1971 masterpiece “Jesus Christ Superstar,” from the legendary writing team of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, which changed the world of musical theater forever. Details: Various matinee and evening performances; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-60; 903-2929.

MUSIC

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31

• Get the New Year off to a memorable start with a romantic evening filled with classical music and jazz at the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s  “Moveable Musical Feast 2: New Year’s Eve Celebration,”  including a multi-course dinner and champagne. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St.; $195; 882-8585.

• Reward yourself and others at the end of the year with an evening of dinner, dancing and world class jazz at the New Year’s Eve All Stars Jazz Gala, featuring the Tucson Jazz Society. Details: 6 p.m.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $175; 903-1265.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THROUGH DEC. 27

• Get a jolt of holiday spirit from the glow of decorated homes and cactus as you walk or take a wagon through the Winterhaven Festival of Lights.  Details: 5:30-10 p.m.; between Country Club, Fort Lowell and Prince Roads and Tucson Boulevard; free, but canned food donations welcome; 881-4483.

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.

SUNDAY TO TUESDAY, DEC. 28-JAN. 6

• Learn about 10,000 years of tribal culture at  “Thunder in the Desert,”  with parades, fashion shows, birds of prey, equestrian events, pow-wows, concerts and world indigenous people’s exhibitions. Details: All day event; Rillito Park Raceway, 4502 N. First Ave.; $12/day adults; children under 8 free; 293-5011.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24

• Witness as five film crews use planes, gliders, helicopters, and balloons to follow a rich variety of bird migrations through 40 countries and each of the seven continents in the film  “Winged Migration.”  Details: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; 622-6014.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, DEC. 26-JAN. 4

• Trace the development of many of the world’s endearing holiday customs and explore the possible explanations for a “Star over Bethlehem” from the history of 2,000 years ago in the presentation “’Tis the Season.” Details: 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Flandrau Science Center, University of Arizona, 1601 E. University Blvd.; $7.50 adults; $5 children; 621-7827.

FRIDAY, DEC. 26

• Learn rainwater harvesting techniques for residential and commercial properties at a rainwater harvesting demonstration site tour. Details: 8 a.m. or 1 p.m.; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 547-3437.

SATURDAY, DEC. 27

• Share the enthusiasm as a team of University of Arizona scientists and educators offer a combination of hands-on learning and eye-popping demonstrations at the Biosphere Physics Factory . Details: 1-4 p.m.; Biosphere 2, State Highway 77, Oracle; $20 adults, $18 seniors; $13 children, discounts for UA students; 838-6200.

• Hear about the discoveries made by authors Jack and Anna Childs , who set up hidden cameras on the Mexican border and “caught” the first live wild jaguar ever photographed this way in the U.S. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; 622-6014.

MONDAY, DEC. 29

• Get to know some of the oral history surrounding the Mexican-American Homesteaders’ adventures in and around Saguaro National Park.  Details: 11:45 a.m.; 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee; 733-5158.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31

• See the Grand Canyon from rim to rim, and to the heart of the inner gorge, Phantom Ranch, in the film  “Arizona Highways Grand Canyon”  by cinematographer Gray Warriner. Details: Noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free, but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Learn about mining in Saguaro National Park and other local history. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with $10 park entrance fee; 733-5158.

OUTDOORS

TUESDAY, DEC. 23

• Spot cardinals, thrashers, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the mesquites and palms as you  “Wake Up with the Birds.”  Details: 8:30 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

FRIDAY, DEC. 26

• Grab water and snacks for the Sabino Canyon Fall Hike on the Phoneline trail. Details: 8:30 a.m.; Sabino Canyon’s Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road; free with $5 park entry fee; 749-8700.

SATURDAY, DEC. 27

• Take a nature stroll and observe a variety of plants and wildlife in riparian and desert habitats. Details: 11 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

• Take a Holiday Car Caravan to explore the natural lore of the solstice holiday on a unique night time drive through Saguaro National Park East. Details: 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, and 8 p.m.; 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; $10 park admission; 573-5153.

CHILDREN

MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22-24

• Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade can experience fun and learning at Wild Winter Kid’s Camp,  featuring live animals, music, crafts, science experiments, hiking, storytelling, an exploration of the museum grounds, and other behind-the-scenes adventures. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $50, $45 members; 883-2702.

FRIDAY, DEC. 26 AND SATURDAY, DEC. 27

• Enjoy making and decorating paper bag reindeers included with museum admission. Details: 5 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

FRIDAY, DEC. 26 AND SATURDAY, DEC. 27

• Use your imagination to  “build” snow people during the craft activity “snowmaking” fun included with museum admission. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29-31

• Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade can experience fun and learning at Wild Winter Kid’s Camp , featuring live animals, music, crafts, science experiments, hiking, storytelling, exploring museum grounds, and behind-the-scenes adventures. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; $50, $45 members; 883-2702.

FILM

FRIDAY, DEC. 26

• See the family-friendly movie  “The Sound of Music”  and enjoy cider and marshmallow treats in the Cascade Lounge. Details: 8 p.m.; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive; free; 299-2020.

VISUAL ARTS

FRIDAY TO TUESDAY, DEC. 26-JAN. 20

• See “Portraits of Native Doctors and Healers”  by Michael Stoklos, founder of the Stoklos Foundation that supports Native American students at the University of Arizona and encourages the duality of the studying Western medicine and traditional healing. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $7 adults, $5 seniors; $2 children; 742-6455.

MONDAY, DEC. 29

• See the new rotating exhibit at the International Wildlife Museum called  “Arizona Jaguars: Big Cats on the Border.”  Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 4800 W. Gates Pass Road; $7 adults; $2.50 children; 629-0100.

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. 10

• See 90 years of combined experience among the Tucson glass artists on exhibit at the stunning New Glass Art Show at Tangerine Gallery. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 2522 E. Ft. Lowell Road; free; 326-5028.

• 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. 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.

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