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Posted: Wednesday, December 3, 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

Punisher: War Zone (R)

Bolt (PG)

Twilight (PG-13)

Quantum of Solace (PG-13)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

Role Models (R)

Changeling (R)

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (G)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

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)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Max Payne (PG-13)

Sex Drive (R)

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

Miracle at St. Anna (R)

Lakeview Terrace (PG-13)

My Best Friend’s Girl (R)

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

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)

Role Models (R)

Changeling (R)

MUSIC

THURSDAY, DEC. 4

• Learn the story of European soldiers putting down their arms, singing songs and helping to bury each others’ dead, brought to life in the cantus “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.” Details: 7:30 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $17-$40; 621-3341.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, DEC. 5-7

• Experience the joy of the Christmas season as the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus gives its annual performance of Handel’s ”Messiah.” Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $40; 882-8585.

SATURDAY, DEC. 6

• Learn from the folks at Curves how to maintain a focus on fitness and nutrition and talk with the experts from Ventana Animal Hospital and Casa de Los Gatos on caring for your pets at the Nurturing Humans and Animals event. Details: 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Ventana Village, 6866 E. Sunrise Drive; free; 740-1749.

• Dress up your pooch to potentially win a prize or visit Santa (noon to 1 p.m.) at Reindog Day. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with park admission; 326-9686.

• 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.

SUNDAY, DEC. 7

• Bring the whole family for La Fiesta de Guadalupe, featuring mariachis, ballet folklorico, Yaqui deer dancing, a Las Posadas procession, regional food for sale and piñatas. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road; free; 299-9191.

TUESDAY, DEC. 9

• Visit tigers and giraffes in their night homes during the Behind the Scenes Zoo Tour. Details: 5 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1030 S. Randolph Way; $30 (no children under 5); 881-4753.

THROUGH DEC. 9

• Visit a craft show and take home holiday gifts of one-of-a-kind ornaments and decorations made by artists who have exhibited their work at Tohono Chul Park. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free admission; 742-6455.

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. 4

• View a filmed seminar titled “Archaeological Evidence for the Origins of Affluence” and discuss the issues raised. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Pima Community College Northwest Campus, 7600 N. Shannon Road; free; 305-2339.

SATURDAY, DEC. 6

• Create one-of-a-kind paper art pieces to share during the holidays at a holiday origami family event with local artist Mary Ellen Palmeri. Details: 11 a.m.; Geasa-Marana Branch Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road; free; 594-5255.

• Attend the program Overcoming Life’s Seven Common Tragedies and hear former People Magazine writer Chris Benguhe talk about how to apply “positive potential” to catastrophic life situations. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Redemptorist Retreat Center, 7101 W. Picture Rocks Road; $45; 744-3400.

• Join Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jack Dykinga as he presents his latest masterpiece in Images: Jack Dykinga’s Grand Canyon.” Details: 11, noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10

• Explore a variety of folk art from around the world during the presentation ”Howling Coyotes and Frolicking Fish: The Colorful World of Folk Art.” Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

THEATER

SUNDAY, DEC. 7

• Thrill to daring feats of athletic discipline and grace as China’s Golden Dragon Acrobats show off traditional skills perfected over 25 centuries. Details: 2 p.m.; Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $20-44; 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.

OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, DEC. 5

• Grab some water and snacks and take a five-mile medium-difficulty guided hike on the Ventana Canyon Trail to the Maiden Pools. Details: 8:30 a.m.; meet at Ventana Canyon trailhead at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive; free; 564-7521.

SATURDAY, DEC. 6

• See the diversity of plants and wildlife in the Tucson area during a nature stroll that the whole family can enjoy. Details: 9 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

TUESDAY, DEC. 9

• Spot cardinals, thrashers, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the mesquites and palms during the Wake Up with the Birds program in an oasis park. Details: 8:30 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

VISUAL ART

THURSDAY, DEC. 4

• Check out work in clay, jewelry, drawing and painting at the Pima County Parks and Recreation

Northwest Art Center’s Holiday Open House. Details: 5:30-8 p.m.; 7770 N. Shannon Road, Studio 302; free; 870-0823.

THROUGH DEC. 5

• The arroyos, hills and canyons around Tucson are the subjects for an exhibit of paintings by local artist Jim Waid. Details: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays; Pima Community College’s West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road; free; 206-6942.

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY, DEC. 5-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.

SATURDAY, DEC. 6

• Meet artist Dick Myers and enjoy his dynamic paintings at an art reception at the Western National Park Association. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

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 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.

SATURDAY, DEC. 6

• Listen to a holiday program featuring the music of George Gershwin, Igor Stravinski, Richard Strauss and Aaron Copeland performed by the Pima Community College Orchestra. Details: 3 p.m.; Pima Community College Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6; 206-6986.

SUNDAY, DEC. 7

• Get into the spirit of the season when the Pima Community College Chorale and College Singers present a holiday concert. Details: 3 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $6; 206-6986.

• Recall happy holidays of years gone by, but also recall the fateful Pearl Harbor attack of 1941 through music and songs from around the world in a holiday concert by the Civic Orchestra of Tucson. Details: 3 p.m.; Canyon Del Oro High School, 25 W. Calle Concordia; free; 730-3371.

• Catch the holiday spirit during the SaddleBrooke Singers’ concert “Traditional Treasures.” Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Sunday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $12.50; 818-1000.

CHILDREN

SATURDAY, DEC. 6

• Take a closer look at rats, mice and everything nice at a Sonoran Desert Kids Club event. Details: 9 a.m.; Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free; 749-3718.

• Blast off on a musical adventure through space with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Wind Quintet in  ”Winds in Space — Just for Kids.”  Details: 10 or 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.; free; 882-8585.

• Kids can make quick, easy holiday items during a  craft workshop  at Bookman’s. Details: 3 p.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, DEC. 4

• Join the fight against cancer and enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres, a premium wine tasting and a silent auction during Corks for Cancer, an event benefiting the Arizona Cancer Center at University Medical Center. Details: 6 p.m.; Hacienda del Sol, 5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Road; $50 (adults only); 529-3500.

• Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of 30 fully decorated trees on display at the Fourth Annual Festival of Trees. Proceeds go to Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired. Details: mall hours; Foothills Mall, 7401 N. LaCholla Blvd.; free admission; 795-1331.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, DEC. 4-5

• See the new rotating exhibit at the International Wildlife Museum titled “Arizona Jaguars: Big Cats on the Border.” Details: 4 p.m.; 4800 W. Gates Pass Road; $7 for general admission, $2.50 for children; 629-0100.

FRIDAY, DEC. 5

• Do your Christmas shopping at a pottery sale that benefits the cancer center at University Medical Center. Details: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; 3838 N. Campbell Ave.; 299-1563.

• Enjoy a festive holiday tree decorating party with music. Details: 7 p.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, DEC. 5-6

• Support the students of Harelson Elementary School at the Bobcat Artisan Market, featuring products made by the students and priced at $5 and under. Details: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 6; 826 W. Chapala Drive; free admission; jj.renard@comcast.net.

• See Tohono Chul Park decorated with a half a million lights and luminarias during Holiday Nights, and enjoy live musical performances by Joe Bourne, Gabriel Ayala, The Street Minstrels, Sonoran Bells and the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus. Details: 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $8 adults, $5 members, $2 children; 742-6455.

FRIDAY TO TUESDAY, DEC. 5-23

• Check out animal-themed light sculptures, lights and snow during Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo. Details: 6 p.m.; 1030 S. Randolph Way; $4, $3 for members, $2 for children; 881-4753.

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