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Posted: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:18 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Glenn Beck Encore: Broke (NR)

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)

Megamind 3D (PG)

Morning Glory (PG-13)

The Next Three Days (PG-13)

Unstoppable (PG-13)

Foothills

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

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 IMAX (PG-13)

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

The Next Three Days (PG-13)

Unstoppable (PG-13)

Morning Glory (PG-13)

Due Date (R)

Megamind (PG)

Megamind 3D (PG)

Red (PG-13)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (PG-13)

Alpha and Omega (PG)

Devil (PG-13)

Easy A (PG-13)

Resident Evil: Afterlife (R)

Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

Despicable Me (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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)

Skyline (PG-13)

Unstoppable (PG-13)

Morning Glory (PG-13)

Due Date (R)

Megamind (PG)

Megamind 3D (PG)

THEATER

Wednesday to Friday, Dec. 8-10

• Enjoy a performance of The Outsiders presented by the Canyon del Oro High School Advanced Theatre. Details: 7 p.m.; Canyon del Oro High School Welsh Little Theatre, 23 W. Calle Concordia; rcannon@amphi.com.

Friday to Saturday, Dec. 10-11

• Enjoy a performance of Pima Community College Dance: grATTITUDE dedicated to the spirit of thankfulness the holiday season and emphasizing the passions and convictions of this generation. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $10; 206-6986.

Friday to Sunday, Dec. 10-12

• Journey into the depths of a magical metropolis with urban acrobatics at Cirque Dreams Illumination. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-53; 621-3341.

Sunday, Dec. 12

• Watch local dance studios and high schools perform their holiday pieces at the Showbiz Kidz Danz Holiday Show. Details: 4 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $10, $7 in advance; www.showbizkidzdanz.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 14

• Enjoy an afternoon of magic at the vaudeville inspired intimate illusion show Carnival of Illusion at the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America open house. Details: 4-6 p.m.; Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St.; $35, $25 members, $15 students; 795-0300 x2283.

Through Saturday, Dec. 18

• 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 & 7 p.m. Sunday; 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. 10

• Enjoy Ironwood Hills Church’s The Gatekeepers singing Christian songs in traditional, contemporary and southern Gospel styles. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $16 in advance; 818-1000.

• Sing holiday favorites at the Christmas in the Brooke Community Sing featuring the SaddleBrooke Performing Arts Group Cast. Details: 7 p.m.; MountainView Clubhouse, 38759 S. Mountain View Blvd.; $20; 818-1000.

Friday & Sunday, Dec. 10 & 12

• 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. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Benedictine Monastery, 800 N. Country Club Blvd.; $15; www.arsingers.org.

• Enjoy the Tucson Symphony Orchestra performing their classic series - Franck & Prokofiev featuring guest conductor Jorge Mester and pianist Mariangela Vacatello. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $23-60; 882-8585.

Saturday, Dec. 11

• Be inspired by the renowned Tucson Boys Chorus Holiday Concert featuring classic, traditional, and spiritual songs. Details: 3 & 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $15-18; 296-6277.

• Enjoy Winter Wonderjam 2010 featuring songwriter and pianist Sara Bareilles and other pop performers. Details: 5 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $16-36; 621-3341.

• Enrich your holiday season with SaddleBrooke’s Canada del Oro Barbershop Chorus Holiday Harmony Hullabaloo. Details: 7 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $21, $19 in advance; 818-1000.

• Enjoy the Tucson Junior Strings Chamber Orchestra Winter Recital including pieces by Tchaikovsky, Haydn and Britten. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, University of Arizona, Park Ave. & Speedway Blvd.; $10; 271-9138.

• Enjoy a holiday concert by the long-time country music favorites The Oak Ridge Boys. Details: 8 p.m.; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Rd.; $35-50, $30-45 in advance; 800-745-3000.

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 11-12

• Listen to the Tucson Chamber Artists’ Christmas Concert of Lessons and Carols by Candlelight and join in singing your favorite carols. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $20-30, students free; 401-2651.

Tuesday, Dec. 14

• Get in the holiday mood at A Sonoran Holiday presented by Sonoran Bells community handbell ensemble. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Rd.; $10 suggested donation; 577-7816.

Wednesday, Dec. 15

• Enjoy the Sons of Orpheus Holiday Benefit Concert with students from Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind to benefit the Community Food Bank. Details: 7 p.m.; Berger Center for the Performing Arts, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; non-perishable food item(s) or tax-deductible monetary donation requested.

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, Dec. 10

• Stop by for holiday goodies, bring a food bank donation to the Interfaith Community Services’ Holiday Open House, and have a chance to win tickets to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra or the Harlem Gospel Choir. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 2820 W. Ina Rd.; 297-6049.

Friday to Saturday, Dec. 10-11

• Browse arts and crafts and a children’s art exhibit at the Sunshine School Craft Show. Details: 4-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 9000 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 204; free admission; 742-6874.

Friday to Sunday, Dec. 10-12

• Bring the whole family to the Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair featuring arts and crafts booths, food vendors, street musicians, jugglers, kids’ art area, face painting, balloons, and more. Details: 10 a.m.-dusk; Fourth Ave. between Ninth St. & University Blvd.; free; 624-5004.

Saturday, Dec. 11

• View hundreds of authentic fetishes and carvings at the Zuni Fetish Show and Sale presented by Zuni Trader Donald Sharp. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

• Help raise funds for the TSO and TSO Young Artists Competition at the Tucson Symphony Orchestra League Holiday Luncheon with gift raffles and music by the TSO Brass Quintet and two winners from the 2010/11 Young Artists Competition. Details: 11 a.m.; Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr.; $80; 577-0474.

• Enjoy the Arizona Wines Tasting benefit for the Oracle Historical Society featuring choice wines from Arizona vineyards, hors d’oeuvres, and good-humored company. Details: 4-6 p.m.; Acadia Ranch Museum, Mount Lemmon Rd. at American Ave., Oracle; $25, $15 members.

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 11-26

• Take a ride on a hay wagon through the Winterhaven Festival of Lights. Details: 5:30-10 p.m.; Fort Lowell & Country Club Rds.; free with canned food donation for the Tucson Food Bank; 881-4483 or www.winterhavenfestival.org.

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.

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.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturday, Dec. 11

• See how other cultures celebrate the holidays at the Wee Winter Wonderland with crafts for kids and a performance by the Tucson Girls Chorus. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell; $7, $5 youth; 881-0606.

• Create a Spanish Colonial Garden feeling in your landscape with tips from expert Shelly Ann Abbott. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $8, $4 members; 742-6455.

• Learn to create delicious, nutritious baked items at cooking instructor Deb Hilbert’s Holiday Treats with Mesquite class. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Park, 3482 E. River Rd.; $15; 615-7855.

Monday, Dec. 13

• Experience the Geminid Meteor Shower at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter. Details: 3 p.m.-2 a.m.; Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, 9800 Ski Run Rd.; $75, $35 youth; 626-8122.

• Travel far away from city lights to view spectacular meteor showers under the pristine dark skies of Kitt Peak National Observatory at Meteor Mania - The Geminids. Details: 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; Rte. 86 (Ajo Way); $25-35, reservations required; 520-318-8726.

Wednesday, Dec. 15

• Learn about Birds of Southeastern Arizona from Borderland Tours director and author of Trogons of the Arizona Borderlands Richard Cachor Taylor. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

Friday, Dec. 10

• Spend A Night with the Stars and the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers as they set up their telescopes for celestial viewing. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

Saturday, Dec. 11

• Take a Honeybee Canyon Park Birding Walk with expert Marjorie Flory to spot Gambel’s quail, verdins, gnatcatchers and other birds of the southwest desert. Details: 7:30-9:30 a.m.; Honeybee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 615-7855.

• Don your work clothes and help pull buffelgrass and pick up trash at the TogetherGreen Volunteer Day at the Ironwood Forest National Monument sponsored by Tucson Audubon and Toyota. Details: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; call 971-2385.

Wednesday, Dec.15

• Take a Birding Walk at Sweetwater Wetlands led by experts Farrish and Mark Sharon to see wintering sparrows, hawks, falcons and migrating warblers. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Dec. 11

• Enjoy a night of family fun at the International Wildlife Museum’s Winter Wonderland featuring games, holiday movies, Santa pictures and more, and bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Community Food Bank for entries in a drawing. Details: 4-7 p.m.; International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd.; 629-0100.

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.

HEALTH

Saturday, Dec. 11

• Learn about Lyme Disease and Mental Health at the Arizona Lyme Disease Association meeting with a presentation by Irene Kitzman, M.D., who is a practicing psychiatrist and a Lyme patient. Details: 2 p.m.; River Center Library, 5605 E. River Rd.; free; 529-0221.

Tuesday, Dec. 14

• Learn about Prostate Cancer: Prevention, Risk and Treatment presented by Urology Specialist Bruce A. Rosenfeld, M.D., FACS. Details: 2:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; Classrooms A & B; free; 866-694-9355.

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