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Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:20 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

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)

Red (PG-13)

Secretariat (PG)

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)

Skyline (PG-13)

Unstoppable (PG-13)

Morning Glory (PG-13)

Due Date (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Alpha and Omega (PG)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Re-release (PG-13)

Takers (PG-13)

Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)

The Switch (PG-13)

Eat Pray Love (PG-13)

The Other Guys (PG-13)

Step Up 3 (PG-13)

Salt (PG-13)

Inception (PG-13)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG)

Toy Story 3 (G)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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)

Red (PG-13)

THEATER

Friday to Saturday, Nov. 27-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 Sunday, Nov. 28

• Bring the whole family to the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast presented by Broadway In Tucson. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2 & 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $30-66; 800-745-3000.

• Don’t miss the internationally acclaimed Cirque du Soleil classic Alegría featuring a cast of 55 performers and musicians from 15 countries showcasing breathtaking acrobatics. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 & 5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $28-99; 800-745-3000.

• Enjoy a Rogue Theatre performance of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; 300 E. University Blvd., Suite 150; $25; 551-2053.

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

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 26-28

• Enjoy a tribute to Legends of Country Music presented by the Tucson Rotary Club to benefit deployed military and their families. Details: 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney Rd.; $25, $20 in advance; 269-5142.

Saturday, Nov. 27

• Enjoy an evening of classic Americana as Frank Guldseth and the Tucson Swings! Orchestra perform a Tribute to Cole Porter. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $21, $19 in advance; 818-1000.

Sunday, Nov. 28

• Enjoy a performance of Chamber Music Plus Southwest’s Rhythms of Life Bolling Bonanza starring Elegant Jazz Piano Quartet and Guests. Details: 3 p.m.; Berger Center for the Performing Arts, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $36, $15 under 12/students; 400-5439.

• Listen to Arizona Friends of Chamber Music’s Piano and Friends featuring Helena Baillie, viola, and Roman Rabinovich, piano. Details: 3 p.m.; Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25, $10 students; 577-3769.

Tuesday, Nov. 30

• Listen to the Pima Community College Jazz Ensemble in concert featuring arrangements across the big-band jazz spectrum under the direction of Mike Kuhn. Details: 7:30 p.m.; PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theater, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 26-28

• Snack on homemade cookies while you shop for gifts at the Sun City Vistoso Holiday Open House. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; Sun City Vistoso Gift Shop, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 825-3711.

Friday to Saturday, Nov. 26-27 & Dec. 3-4

• Meander through Tohono Chul Park while you take in the lights, music and holiday cheer at their 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, Nov. 26-Dec. 19

• Browse Art on American Avenue featuring works by Oracle artists and artisans with jewelry, paintings, photography, sculptures, metal work, cards, ornaments, and more. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 1880 W. American Ave., Oracle; free admission.

Friday to Monday, Nov. 26-Dec. 20

• Visit Santa’s Workshop to donate new and used toys and clothing this holiday season to benefit the Marana Food Bank and Casa Maria Soup Kitchen and enjoy activities and performances by local artists presented by the Arizona Rose Theatre Company. Details: donation drop-off during mall business hours; Foothills Mall, Ina Rd. & La Cholla Blvd.; 888-0509 or www.arizonarose.cc for performance times and prices.

Saturday, Nov. 27

• Tee It Up for baseball at the Legends of CDO Baseball 2nd Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser. Details: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; El Conquistador Country Club, 10555 N. La Canada Dr.; $100; 850-8629.

• Do some holiday shopping at the Creative Dance Arts’ Holiday Craft & Gift Fair featuring jewelry, gifts, candles, jams, children’s wear, and holiday décor from local vendors. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 5741 N. Oracle Rd.; free admission.

Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 27-28

• Shop original hand-made wares from more than 100 artisans at the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Reid Park, 22nd St. and Country Club Rd.; free; 791-4873.

• Bring a can of food to donate to the Community Food Bank and browse fine art, masks, batiks, jewelry, metal garden art, pottery, holiday ornaments, and more at the Sixth Annual Holiday Arte Fiesta. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Painted Gourds and Masks Art Studio, 4802 W. Paseo de las Colina; free; 465-7298.

Wednesday, Dec. 1

• Help the Symphony Women’s Association provide free music lessons to children whose families are unable to do so at their Keeping Music Alive in the Desert Fundraising Luncheon showcasing students and other musicians for the entertainment. Details: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Tucson Country Club, 2950 N. Camino Principal; $45; 299-1247.

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.

Through Sunday, Feb. 20

• Take a journey back in time to experience a legend at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition featuring over 120 real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with room re-creations and personal stories. Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Rialto Building, 300 E. Congress St.; $22, $18 seniors/students; $14 under 12; 622-8595.

Through Saturday, Apr. 30

• Investigate the many ways in which plants attack and how you can prevent becoming a victim of an inanimate but menacing predator that may be lurking in your environment at the Wicked Plants exhibit. Details: 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $8 adults, $4 children; 326-9686.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Friday to Saturday, Nov. 26-27

• Learn about the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps who established trails, picnic areas, and scenic through the Depression-era work program. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday, Nov. 27

• Learn about Our Place in the Universe at a special “Carl Sagan” like experience that journeys outward to the farthest realms of the Universe and create telescope images to take home. Details: 3-9 p.m.; Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, 9800 Ski Run Rd.; $75, $35 youth; 626-8122.

• Let author Barbara Marriott tell you tales from the hilarious to the hair-raising at her presentation Myths and Mysteries of New Mexico: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained. Details: 12 & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Explore questions about the world’s changing climate and its effect on our national parks at the presentation Yesterday, Today … and Saguaro? Details: 3 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Sunday, Nov. 28

• Learn about the communication skills, special adaptations, defense systems, and folk lore of often misunderstood Snakes. Details: 10:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Enjoy the fascinating oral history surrounding Mexican American Homesteaders’ adventures around Saguaro National Park communities. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Monday, Nov. 29

• Learn about the source of our water at the interactive workshop FLOW: Dancing for Water Awareness in the Desert. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

Tuesday, Nov. 30

• Learn why so few saguaro seeds make it to fruition at the presentation Life Cycle of the Saguaro: Seed to Giant. Details: 11:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Learn how Landscape Lighting can make your home both beautiful and safe with tips from expert Miguel Gonzales. Details: 6-9 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $14, $10 members; 326-9686.

OUTDOORS

Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 27-28

• Take an easy 30-minute walk in the cactus garden or in a nearby wash to find plants that may remind you of Neighborhood Characters or people you know. Details: 9:45 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

Saturday & Monday, Nov. 27 & 29

• Walk a half mile up a wash near the visitor center and search for a packrat homes which tell us about climate, human history, and geology, as well as about the packrats themselves. Details: 11:45 a.m. Saturday, 10:45 a.m. Monday; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158.

HEALTH

Tuesday, Nov. 30

• Learn about Memory: How it Works and Why it Often Doesn’t from Dr. Gail Gonzales at the Pima Community College Speaker Series. Details: 6-7 p.m.; Pima Community College District Office, Community Board Room, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd.; free.

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