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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:38 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Monsters, Inc. 3D (G)

Monsters, Inc. (G)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (PG-13)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)

Playing for Keeps (PG-13)

Killing Them Softly (R)

Life of Pi (PG)

Life of Pi 3D (PG)

Rise of the Guardians (PG)

Anna Karenina (2012) (R)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (PG-13)

Lincoln (PG-13)

Skyfall (PG-13)

Flight (R)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Monsters, Inc. 3D (G)

Monsters, Inc. (G)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey IMAX (PG-13)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (PG-13)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)

Playing for Keeps (PG-13)

Killing Them Softly (R)

Life of Pi (PG)

Life of Pi 3D (PG)

Red Dawn (PG-13)

Rise of the Guardians (PG)

Rise of the Guardians 3D (PG)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (PG-13)

Lincoln (PG-13)

Skyfall (PG-13)

Flight (R)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

Argo (R)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

The Man with the Iron Fists (R)

Alex Cross (PG-13)

Seven Psychopaths (R)

Sinister (R)

Looper (R)

Pitch Perfect (PG-13)

ParaNorman (PG)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

Hope Springs (PG-13)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

Brave (PG)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (PG-13)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)

Playing for Keeps (PG-13)

Killing Them Softly (R)

Life of Pi (PG)

Life of Pi 3D (PG)

Red Dawn (PG-13)

Rise of the Guardians (PG)

Anna Karenina (2012) (R)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (PG-13)

Lincoln (PG-13)

Skyfall (PG-13)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

THEATER

Thursday, Dec. 20

• Get in The Spirit of Christmas at the Tucson Dance Academy’s dance and music production featuring more than 100 performers presenting Broadway-style and family favorites. Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $28, $24 in advance, $18 children; 825-2818.

 

Thursday to Sunday, Dec. 20-23

• Don’t miss the Borderlands Theater 17th Annual A Tucson Pastorela nativity story set in the American Southwest with live music and piñatas. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.; $12-$22; 882-7406.

 

Friday to Sunday, Dec. 21-23

• Experience a magical journey with giant-sized toy soldiers, swirling snowflakes and dancing sweets at Ballet Tucson’s spectacular production of The Nutcracker. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 5 p.m. Sunday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $27-$59; 621-3341.

 

Through Saturday, Dec. 22

• Catch a performance of the Arizona Theatre Company large-scale musical Jane Austen’s Emma. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 4 & 8 p.m. Saturday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $30-$60; 622-2823.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 22-23

• Don’t miss Dancing in the Streets’ full-scale production of the Nutcracker with music provided by the Civic Orchestra of Tucson and special guest appearances of Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, David Fitzsimmons, and others. Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $13-$35; 547-3040.

 

Monday, Dec. 31

• Laugh your way into the new year with Paula Poundstone, famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. Details: 8 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $30-$35; 547-3040.

 

Through Monday, Dec. 31

• Bring the whole family to Santa’s Little Outlaws Wild West Stunt Show as Ringo and Darla try to save that fat jolly man from the clutches of the revenge-seeking Bad Bob Humbug presented by the Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros. Details: 7 & 8 p.m. Monday-Friday (except Dec. 25); 6, 7 & 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Pinnacle Peak, Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; $4, $2 ages 4-11; 296-4551.

 

Through Sunday, Jan. 6

• Celebrate the holiday season with an adaptation of Dickens’ heart-lifting classic tale of magical spirits in a colorful and humorous 1950’s Christmas at Scrooge - The Gaslight Musical or Ghosts of Christmas Laughs. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $17.95, $7.95 children; 886-9428.

 

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 11-13

• Bring the kids and the grandparents for a dazzling performance of the Zoppé Family Circus with acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation. Details: 7 p.m. Friday; 1, 4 & 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 & 4 p.m. Sunday; Reid Park; $25-$35; 621-3341.

• Enjoy thrill-a-minute artistic interpretations of acrobatic skills with beautiful costumes and dynamic sound at Cirque D’or. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $28-$53; 547-3040.

 

MUSIC

Saturday, Dec. 22

• Listen to the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra perform their final rehearsal before leaving to tour China. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $21 in advance; 825-2818.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 22-23

• Thrill to the spectacle of the season TSO Pops! Series The Magic of Christmas with sparkling carols and holiday favorites along with a visit from Santa. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $39-$69; 882-8585. 

 

Sunday, Dec. 23

• Enjoy the Tucson Jazz Institute Winter Concert featuring six award-winning bands. Details: 3 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $15-$20; 971-6694.

 

Monday, Dec. 31

• Ring in the new year with dancing and champagne at Moveable Musical Feasts with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra String Quartet and SwingN’ the New jazz band. Details: 6:30 p.m.; Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St.; $225; 882-8585.

• Welcome the new year with a spotlight on autism and youth education at the Tucson Jazz Society 7th Annual New Year’s Eve Gala with Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, and Peter White along with the Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Big Band. Details: 6:30 p.m. silent auction, 8 p.m. dinner; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $200-$270; 903-1265.

 

Friday to Sunday, Jan. 11-13

• Enjoy the Four Seasons – TSO MasterWorks Series featuring guest conductor Michael Hall and violinist Danielle Belén. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte; 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; $41-$61; 882-8585.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, Dec. 21

• Center yourself for the holidays and the new year with a guided Walking Meditation in the Garden led by certified and licensed Wellness Coach Lynne Jenrow, M.A. Details: 8:30-9:15 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $13 garden admission; 326-9686.

 

Saturday, Dec. 22 

• Bring the whole family to the Solstice Celebration for a walk through the gardens, story time, and a craft. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $13 garden admission, $7.50 children; 326-9686.

 

Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 22-23 & 29-30

• Enjoy Holidays at the Ranch with ornament decorating, candy cane hunts, hayrides, family photos with Santa, and more. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; El Rancho Robles, 1170 Rancho Robles Rd., Oracle; free admission; 520-400-9256 or www.elranchorobles.com.

 

Through Sunday, Dec. 23

• Enjoy a day trip to the high desert and browse the works of 20 artists and artisans, sculpture, painting, photography, jewelry, and more at the Oracle Gifts & Art Market. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 1880 W. American Ave., Oracle; free admission; 520-896-2234.

• Stroll through the zoo while you enjoy twinkling lights, jingle bells, falling snow, holiday displays, and Santa Claus at the annual tradition Zoo Lights. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Reid Park Zoo, 1030 S. Randolph Way; $6 adults; $4 ages 2-14; 791-4022.

 

Through Monday, Dec. 24

• Bring the whole family to enjoy Christmas in the Desert with a twenty-five minute horse drawn wagon ride thru the desert decorated with Christmas light scenes and an appearance by Santa. Details: 6-8:30 p.m.; Pantano Riding Stables, 4450 S. Houghton Rd.; $6, under 2 free; 298-8980.

 

Friday & Saturday through Dec. 29

• Get a brief history of the Great Depression-era work program Civilian Conservation Corps and their contribution to national, state, and county parks. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Rd.; free with $10/vehicle park entrance fee; 733-5158. 

 

Through Saturday, Dec. 29

• Light up your holiday season with a visit to the Winterhaven Festival of Lights with festive decorations and music. Details: 5:30-10 p.m.; between Tucson Blvd. & Country Club Rd.; free but Community Food Bank donations requested; 205-8053 or www.winterhavenfestival.org.

 

Monday, Dec. 31

• Bring the whole family to the Family Cyber Bowl Event with glow-in-the-dark bowling, prizes, food, and a futuristic light show. Details: 6-8:30 p.m.; Fiesta Lanes, River & Oracle Rds.; $44/lane; 887-2695 or www.vantagebowlingcenters.com.

• Toast the new year at the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party with music, a light show, door prizes, and unlimited bowling. Details: 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Fiesta Lanes, River & Oracle Rds.; $55/lane; 887-2695 or www.vantagebowlingcenters.com.

 

Through Monday, Dec. 31

• See beaded carvings, yarn paintings, ironwood carvings, gourd bowls, masks, and more at the Huichol Art Trunk Show. Details: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free admission; 622-6014.

 

Through Sunday, Dec. 30

• Experience an unparalleled open-air presentation of native birds of prey flying completely untethered at Raptor Free Flight. Details: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.; included with museum admission; 883-3073.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 1

• On your mark, get set, go for a healthy start to the new year at the annual 5K Egg Nog Jog. Details: 9 a.m.; Continental Reserve Park, 8568 N. Continental Reserve Loop; $15, $10 in advance; 382-1950 or www.marana.com.

 

Through Tuesday, Jan. 1

• Give the gift of reading to children in need by donating books at the Annual Holiday Book Drive to benefit local non-profit Casa de los Niños. Details: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Barnes & Noble, Foothills Mall, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.; 742-6402.

 

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Wednesday, Dec. 26

• Discover creative writing techniques for an essay, short story, novel, or a memoir for your grandchildren at the Writers’ Workshop presented by Alexis Powers. Details: 11 a.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.; free; 229-5300.

 

Through Sunday, Jan. 6

• Enjoy miniatures decorated with holiday depictions through time and around the world along with musical performances and craft projects for kids at Wee Winter Wonderland. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; The Mini-Time Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; $9, $6 ages 4-17; 881-0606.

 

OUTDOORS

Friday, Dec. 21

• Take a Honey Bee Canyon Park Birding Walk with expert Mary Ellen Flynn to spot Gambel’s quail, verdins, gnatcatchers, and other birds of the southwest desert. Details: 8-10 a.m.; 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 615-7855.

• Take an easy 7-mile Sabino Canyon Fall Hike on the Phoneline Trail to the Sabino Creek Trail with 600’ elevation gain. Details: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd., free with $5 parking fee; 429-4492.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 26

• Help eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. Details: 8-11 a.m.; 2020 N. Kinney Rd.; free; call 615-7855 for meeting location.

 

 

CHILDREN

Friday, Dec. 21

• Come to the Christmas Spider Puppet Show to hear the legend of the holiday spiders and why we put tinsel on the tree. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

 

Friday to Sunday, Dec. 28-30

• Learn the fundamentals and skills to take your game to the next level at James MacPherson’s QB, WR, DB & RB Camp. Details: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Mountain View High School, 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd.; $175, $150 in advance; 404-6668 or www.jamesmacphersonfootball.com.

 

Saturday, Jan. 5

• Journey into the woods as Prokofiev’s classic tale is brought to life and travel through forests and ponds with music illustrating playful amphibians in a new animal adventure at Just for Kids – Peter and the Wolf featuring the TSO Wind Quintet. Details: 10 & 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; donations welcome; 882-8585.

 

VISUAL ARTS

Through Monday, Dec. 31

• View southwest holiday paintings by Diana Madaras and the Gallery Christmas Tree decorated with Madaras southwest ornaments at the Desert Holiday show. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 101; free; 615-3001.

 

Through Sunday, Jan. 20

• View the exhibit Horse Country: Horses in the Southwest featuring the works of local artists celebrating the myriad ways horses have become synonymous with southwest life. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $8 adults, $6 seniors/active military, $2 children; 742-6455.

 

Through Thursday, Jan. 31

• See how local children express their understandings of watersheds and share their view of the natural world at Tucson’s River of Words Youth Poetry and Art Traveling Exhibit. Details: 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 615-7855.

 

HEALTH

Through Thursday, Jan. 10

• Get safety tips and precautions involving drinks, decorations, plants, toys, medicines, food and other items, activities and situations that potentially can be harmful to children, pets and adults at the Tis the Season to be Poisoned Display. Details: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Arizona Health Sciences Library, Room 2101, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 626-6165.

 

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