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Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:32 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Invictus (PG-13)

Armored (PG-13)

Brothers (R)

Everybody's Fine (PG-13)

Old Dogs (PG)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

Planet 51 (PG)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13)

2012 (PG-13)

Disney's A Christmas Carol in 3D (PG)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Invictus (PG-13)

Armored (PG-13)

Brothers (R)

Everybody's Fine (PG-13)

Ninja Assassin (R)

Old Dogs (PG)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

Planet 51 (PG)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13)

2012 (PG-13)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)

Disney's A Christmas Carol in 3D (PG)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Capitalism: A Love Story (R)

The Invention of Lying (PG-13)

Surrogates (PG-13)

Whiteout (R)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Shorts (PG)

District 9 (R)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

The Hangover (R)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Invictus (PG-13)

Armored (PG-13)

Brothers (R)

Everybody's Fine (PG-13)

Ninja Assassin (R)

Old Dogs (PG)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

Planet 51 (PG)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13)

2012 (PG-13)

Disney's A Christmas Carol (PG)

Disney's A Christmas Carol in 3D (PG)

 

THEATER

 

Thursday, Dec. 17

• Christmas in the Brooke returns to the MountainView Ballroom with new songs, new singers, and new humor and the Feast paraded by singers, dancers, and serving staff. Details: 5 p.m.; MountainView Country Club; $50; 818-1000.

 

Thursday to Sunday, Dec. 17-20

• Enjoy A Tucson Pastorela, about a sheep and dog who follow a Shining Star to Belen in hopes of witnessing the birth of the Baby Jesus. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Leo Rich Theatre, Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $16.75-20.75; 800-745-3000.

 

Monday, Dec. 21

• Enjoy the spectacular sets and beautifully costumed Russian dancers at Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress Street; $27.50-$99; 624-1515.

 

Through Saturday, Dec. 19

• Travel back to 1930s Harlem with the Arizona Theatre Company at the Tony Award-winning musical Ain't Misbehavin'. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. 6th Ave; $35-55; 622-2823.

 

Through Saturday, Jan. 2

• Get into the holiday spirit On the Road to the North Pole, a musical-comedy-spoof-melodrama starring a trio of good little children who journey to the North Pole to rescue Santa Claus from an evil villain. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $7.95-$17.95; 886-9428.

 

MUSIC

 

Friday, Dec. 18

• Listen to the Tucson Junior Strings Chamber Winter Recital. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Crowder Hall, UA School of Music, Park Ave. and Speedway Blvd.; $10; 745-5830.

 

• Tap your toes to jazz standards with holiday themes at the Friends of Music Concert: A Swingin' Christmas. Details: 7:30 p.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15; 299-6421.

• Benefit Interfaith Community Services at the Splendor of Christmas performed by the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene Celebration Choir and Drama Ministries. Details: 6:30 & 8 p.m.; 500 W. Calle Concordia; free will offering; 297-8297.

Friday, Dec. 18

• Take an amazing journey through the career of a true American superstar at Hello Gorgeous - A Tribute to Barbra Streisand featuring Dayna Wagner for an unforgettable evening of Las Vegas-style entertainment. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $20, $19 in advance; 818-1000.

 

Friday to Sunday, Dec. 18-20

• Bring family and friends and enjoy the spirit of the season at the TSO Pops Holiday Spectacular featuring holiday favorites and sing-a-longs, Nutcracker excerpts, and lots of laughs. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $24-62; 882-8585.

 

Sunday, Dec. 20

• Enjoy a variety of Christmas music from traditional to contemporary in both gospel and other faith-based musical styles at the annual Christmas Concert presented by the Tucson Arizona Mass Choir, an interfaith, interracial, intergenerational group made up of 68 members from 22 different Tucson churches. Details: 3-5 p.m.; St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. 3rd. Street; free will offering; masschoir.home.att.net.

• Everyone comes together for a Christmas Sing-Along of favorite Christmas carols and classic Christmas stories. Details: 1 p.m.; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $5-8; 327-4242.

• Listen to a performance of expressive, melodic music featuring Spanish Guitarist Domingo DeGrazia and violinist Beth Daunis. Details: 2 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan; free; 299-9191.

• Celebrate a great holiday tradition with the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus 70th Anniversary Holiday Concert performing seasonal favorites accompanied by an orchestral ensemble. Details: 3 & 7:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-18; 621-3341.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 23

• SASO is possibly the first American community orchestra to ever be invited to tour by the Chinese government and they will perform their China Tour Concert at SaddleBrooke before they depart for China. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $22, $20 in advance; 818-1000.

 

Through Sunday, Dec. 20

• Listen to holiday classics sung by the internationally renowned Australian singing group The Ten Tenors with an unparalleled palette and repertoire. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress Street; $27-114; 547-3040.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday, Dec. 17

• Listen to holiday carolers as you take a Holiday Art Walk. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Gallery Row, 3001 E. Skyline Drive; free; 577-6301.

• Enjoy a Holiday Dance Showcase of approximately 30 ballroom, Latin and country dance routines. Details: 7-9:30 p.m.; Studio West School of Dance, 6061 E. Broadway Blvd.; free; 747-9464.

 

Friday, Dec. 18

• Enjoy Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church's annual holiday concert, Christmas in Music and Art, including a lasagna dinner with proceeds going to sound and lighting upgrades for the church. Details: 6-9 p.m.; 7570 N. Thornydale Road; freewill donations; 744-2665 (reservations required).

• Bring a can of food to support the Community Food Bank and munch on Sunset S'mores followed by live music with Gerry Glombecki. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Westward Look Resort, middle terrace, 245 E. Ina Road; free; 297-1151.

 

Friday to Sunday, Dec. 18-20

• Browse jewelry, metal art, furniture, stained glass, clothing, and a wide variety of gifts for everyone at the Arts and Crafts Show. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 7110 N. Oracle; free admission; mike.versluis@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, Dec. 19

• Do your last minute shopping while listening to Holiday Carols performed by the Cross Middle School Concert Choir with 42 seventh and eighth grade students. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Oracle Crossing Center; free.

 

Sunday, Dec. 20

• Do some last-minute shopping at the Outdoor Antique Fair featuring jewelry, furniture, western and Native American items, vintage pottery, glass and more. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road; free admission; 232-1201.

 

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Saturday, Dec. 19

• Bring your digiscoping outfit if you have one or try one out provided by Zeiss Optics and learn more at the Zeiss Digiscoping Class. Details: 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.; Agua Caliente Park, Rose Cottage, 12325 E. Roger Road; free but reservations required; 629-0510.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 23

• Learn about The Tribes of Arizona from gifted Tucson storyteller Gil Payette with stories of Native American folklore. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

CHILDREN

 

Thursday to Sunday, Dec. 17-20

• Use your hands to make a Menorah, a Hanukkah decoration. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

 

Saturday, Dec. 19

• Decorate with a Handmade Ornament. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Saturday, Dec. 19

• View the Native Americans, Western Americana, and landscapes of artist Dick Myers at his reception at the Western National Parks Association. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

 

Through Sunday, Dec. 20

• View the exhibit Ghost Ranch Revisited, oil landscape paintings of Georgia O'Keefe land by SaddleBrooke artist Pat Parkinson. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 2890 E. Skyline #180; free; 529-4886.

 

Through Wednesday, Dec. 30

• View memorabilia and drawings of Coca-Cola's vintage Santa Claus advertisements created by graphic artist Haddon H. Sundblom at the Westward Look Resort in the early 1930s. Details: 245 E. Ina Road; free; 297-1151.

 

Through Sunday, Jan. 3

• View David Conklin's exhibit Gallery in the Gardens featuring subjects ranging from wildlife, marine, and portraits which have appeared on the covers of outdoor magazines and featured in National Geographic. Details: 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with admission $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

 

 

Through Monday, Jan. 4

• View the exhibit All Elements, paintings by Tucson artist Neil Myers, gem sculpture by Tucson sculptor Helen Serras-Herman, and fused glass by California artist Sabine Snykers. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tansey Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 109; free; 577-6301.

 

FILM

 

Saturday, Dec. 19

• Experience Arizona's diversity, variety, and contrasts including vast natural beauty, ancient native ruins, petroglyphs, and wildlife in the film Arizona: A State of Wonder. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

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