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Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:12 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Burlesque (PG-13)

Faster (R)

Love and Other Drugs (R)

Tangled (PG)

Tangled 3D (PG)

Due Date (R)

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

Megamind 3D (PG)

Morning Glory (PG-13)

Red (PG-13)

Secretariat (PG)

The Next Three Days (PG-13)

Unstoppable (PG-13)

Foothills

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

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)

Secretariat (PG)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Alpha and Omega (PG)

Devil (PG-13)

Resident Evil: Afterlife (R)

Takers (PG-13)

Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)

The Switch (PG-13)

Eat Pray Love (PG-13)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

Despicable Me (PG)

Toy Story 3 (G)

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

Thursday to Friday, Dec. 2-3

• Enjoy a performance of a contemporary musical The Last Five Years Dinner Theater presented by Ironwood Ridge High School drama students. Details: 6 p.m.; 2475 W. Naranja Dr.; $20, $19 seniors, $18 students; jborunda@amphi.com.

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 4-5

• Enjoy an 1880s Southwest take on the traditional Nutcracker Ballet, featuring dancing chili peppers, coyotes, cavalry, and rattlesnakes at the Tucson Regional Ballet’s A Southwest Nutcracker. Details: 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave.; $23-38; 800-745-3000.

Sunday, Dec. 5

• Enjoy the Broadway-style variety show Spirit of Christmas to benefit the Gospel Rescue Mission. Details: 4 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $22-26; 621-3341.

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 holiday 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

Thursday, Dec. 2

• Listen to Pima Community College Music: Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson featuring classics for full band, as well as small wind and percussion ensembles and soloists. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Friday, Dec. 3

• Enjoy the St. Philip’s In The Hills Friends of Music classic Latin jazz and folk music programs Like the Voice of an Angel featuring Homero Cerón, Amilcar Guevara, Geoffrey Hamilton. Details: 7 p.m.; St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 299-6421.

• Listen to veteran guitar master and Grammy winner John McLaughlin and his new group 4th Dimension. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $35-75; 547-3040.

• Enjoy award-winning, internationally celebrated entertainer Liza Minelli performing beloved American standards accompanied by Billy Stritch and a quartet. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $15-84; 621-3341.

Friday & Sunday, Dec. 3 & 5

• Ring in the holidays with the SaddleBrooke Singers’ A Classic Christmas featuring Mozart’s “Alleluia,” “The Nutcracker March” and more. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Sunday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $18, $16 in advance; 818-1000.

Saturday, Dec. 4

• Don’t miss a Tucson holiday tradition, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performing Handel’s Messiah including “The Hallellujah Chorus.” Details: 2 & 8 p.m.; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; $30-40; 882-8585.

• Enjoy the music of the Pima Community College Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Alexander Tentser featuring high school/college students and community adults. Details: 3 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 4-5

• Enjoy a performance of Christmas Revelry presented by the vocal ensemble Musica Sonora. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 545 S. 5th Avenue; $15, $5.

Sunday, Dec. 5

• Listen to the Pima Community College Chorale & College Singers under the direction of Benjamin Sorenson featuring holiday selections. Details: 3 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

Sunday, Dec. 5

• Listen to the Arizona Choir, Symphonic Choir, University Community Chorus, Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, and Tucson Girls Chorus perform their Holiday Card to Tucson concert. Details: 3 & 7:30 p.m.; St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave.; free; 623-6351.

Monday, Dec. 6

• Listen to the music of duo pianists Yuki and Tomoko Mack performing a Holiday Concert. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Steinway Piano Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 117; $35; 888-325-9797.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Dec. 2

• Enjoy the Festival of Lights at Gallery Row featuring a collection of small reproductions of favorite paintings by well-known southwest artists and an ornament sale to benefit local animal abuse prevention charities. Details: 5-7 p.m.; 3001 E. Skyline Dr.; free admission; TucsonGalleryRow.com.

Friday, Dec. 3

• Remember those lost to cancer and celebrate those who have survived at the Relay for Life Kick-off for Northwest Pima County. Details: 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; 229-5300.

• Help raise funds for the Sonoran Science Academy at the Holiday Bazaar & Business Expo featuring vendors and performances by students. Details: 6-9 p.m.; 2325 W. Sunset Rd.; free admission.

Friday to Saturday, Dec. 3-4

• Meander through Tohono Chul Park while you take in the lights, music and holiday cheer at its traditional Holiday Nights featuring live entertainment and an ornament sale. Details: 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $10, $7 members, $2 under 12; 742-6455.

Friday to Sunday, Dec. 3-5

• View works of local artists at the CRIZMAC Holiday Open House & Art Show. Details: 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; CRIZMAC Art & Cultural Marketplace, 1642 N. Alvernon Way; free; 323-8555.

• Enjoy the gardens with luminarias for the holidays, musical entertainment, and refreshments at Luminaria Nights. Details: 5:30-8 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $9, $7 members/youth, $5 children under 12; 326-9686.

Thursday to Sunday, Dec. 3-19; 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.

Saturday, Dec. 4

• Browse antique, vintage, modern, reproduction, and art dolls and accessories at the Tucson Holiday Doll Show & Sale with a raffle to benefit the Tucson Diaper Bank. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Randolph Park Hotel, 102 N. Alvernon Way; $5; 321-0003.

• Celebrate the local culinary tradition of making tamales for Christmas with a tamale-making contest and sale, live entertainment, and cultural experiences at the Tamal Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sol Casinos, AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd. 800-838-6700.

• Help raise funds for those newly diagnosed with celiac disease at the Shop-A-Thon for Southern Arizona Celiac Support featuring vendors such as Homemade Gourmet, Gold Canyon Candles, Flip Flops with Flair, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Party Lite, and other quality gifts. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Holiday Inn, 4550 S. Palo Verde; free admission; 971-9595.

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 4-5

• Bring the whole family for a weekend of arts and crafts, food, live music and kids’ activities at the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance’s Festival of the Arts at Oro Valley Market Place. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Oracle & Tangerine Rds.; free admission; 797-3959.

Sunday, Dec. 5

• Celebrate Mexico’s patron saint with spirited outdoor performances by youthful mariachi and folklorico groups, Domingo DeGrazia’s Spanish-Guitar Band, and piñatas filled with treats for the kids at La Fiesta de Guadalupe. Community Food Bank donations welcome. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan; free; 299-9191.

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.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Saturday, Dec. 4

• Let award-winning landscape designer and author Scott Calhoun show you how using a camera to see your garden more clearly can improve your garden and your photographs at the class Lens and Landscape: Envisioning Your Garden through Photography. Details: 10 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $8, $4 members; 742-6455.

• Let’s Talk Science at the Biosphere 2 lecture series presented by UA Assistant Research Professor Kolby Jardine on the study of the chemistry of Earth’s atmosphere. Details: 12-1 p.m.; 32540 S. Biosphere Rd. Oracle; included with $20 admission; 838-6200.

Saturday, Dec. 4 & 11

• Take a tour of the historic Temple of Music and Art offered by the Arizona Theatre Company. Details: 11:30 a.m.; 330 S. Scott Ave.; free but reservations required; 884-8210 Ext. 8610.

Sunday, Dec. 5

• Take an escorted SkyTour beginning at on the UA Flandrau Center and then to the top of Mount Lemmon to experience the grandeur of the night sky from UA Science SkyCenter. Details: 1-10 p.m.; $125 includes transportation, beverages and a light evening meal; 626-8122.

Thursday to Friday, Dec. 9-10

• Capture the spirit of Christmas at Walk to Bethlehem presented by Vista de la Montaña United Methodist Church. Details: 6:30-8 p.m.; 3001 E. Miravista Lane; free; 825-1985 or www.vistaumc.com.

OUTDOORS

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 4-5

• Bring binoculars and take a Nature Walk to learn about upland desert and dry riparian habitats and their typical plants, birds, reptiles, and mammals. Details: 9 a.m.; Lambert Lane Park, 1750 W. Lambert Lane; free; www.orovalleyaz.gov.

Sunday, Dec. 5

• Bring binoculars and learn how to identify the Birds of James D. Kriegh Park. Details: 9 a.m.; James D. Kriegh Park, 23 W. Calle Concordia; free; www.orovalleyaz.gov.

CHILDREN

Saturday, Dec. 4

• Bring the kids and the camera for Santa’s helicopter arrival at the Santa Fly In at Pima Air & Space Museum. Details: 10:30 a.m.; 6000 E. Valencia Rd.; 618-4850.

• Let’s Go Birding and learn easy tips for observing birds of the southwest using binoculars and field guides to spot and identify common desert birds presented by Pima County Parks and Recreation for tweens and teens. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr., Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

Sunday, Dec. 5

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

• Explore the meaning of the holidays using a variety of mixed-media at Picture This! Art for Families: New Nativities for children 6-12 years old and their adult companions. Details: 1 p.m.; Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.; free; 624-2333.

Wednesday, Dec. 8

• Travel the world without leaving the library as you experience the food, culture, and music of Mexico for 9-12-year-olds at the presentation Where in the World is…. Details: 4-5 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday to Thursday, Dec. 2-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.

Saturday, Dec. 4

• Meet the artists at the Art on American Avenue Artists Reception with original works exclusively by Oracle artists and wine and hors d’oeuvres. Details: 5-8 p.m.; 1880 W. American Ave., Oracle.

Sunday, Dec. 5

• Browse works by students and instructors in clay, jewelry, drawing and painting at the Pima County Parks and Recreation Northwest Art Center Open House. Details: 3-6 p.m.; 7770 N. Shannon; free; 870-0823.

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