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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:00 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

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)

Flight (R)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

Smashed (R)

End of Watch (R)

Home Alone (PG)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Playing for Keeps (PG-13)

The Collection (R)

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)

Skyfall: IMAX (PG-13)

Flight (R)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

Argo (R)

End of Watch (R)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Alex Cross (PG-13)

Seven Psychopaths (R)

Looper (R)

House at the End of the Street (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)

The Intouchables (R)

Lay the Favourite (R)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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)

Anna Karenina (2012) (R)

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

Lincoln (PG-13)

Skyfall (PG-13)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

THEATER

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 15-16

• Enjoy a performance of the Tucson Regional Ballet’s A Southwest Nutcracker translating the traditional classic to 1800’s Tucson complete with dancing chili peppers, coyotes, cavalry, and rattlesnakes with music by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Details: 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $29-$32; 800-745-3000.

 

Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 17-18

• Enjoy the 20th anniversary production of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker with falling snow, silk puppets, and more set to Tchaikovsky’s complete score. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $28-$102; 547-3040.

 

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. Tuesday-Friday, 4 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.; $30-$60; 622-2823.

 

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 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.

 

MUSIC

Thursday, Dec. 13

• Bring a lawn chair and listen to the Americana of the Coins of Catalina at the Oro Valley Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 6 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Century Theatres Courtyard, Oracle & Tangerine Rds.; free; 797-3959.

 

Through Thursday, Dec. 13

• Enjoy the 16th Annual Christmas at San Xavier Concert to benefit the restoration and preservation of the mission featuring the Sons of Orpheus and the Tucson Boys Chorus. Details: 6 & 8 p.m.; 1950 W. San Xavier Rd.; $90; 407-6130.

 

Friday, Dec. 14

• Listen to some of the best old songs performed by the Canada del Oro Barbershop Chorus and the Desert Harmony Sweet Adelines Chorus at A Holiday Harmony Salute to America and Its Music. Details: 7 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $23, $20 in advance; 825-2818.

Friday & Sunday, Dec. 14 & 16

• Enjoy the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus Winter Concert. Details: 7 p.m. Friday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; or 4 p.m. Sunday; Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Rd.; 404-3148.

 

Saturday, Dec. 15

• Rediscover the wonder of the holiday season at the Music & Dance Academy’s annual Winter Ensembles Festival to benefit the Tucson Community Food Bank. Details: 2 p.m.; Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; free but non-perishable food donations requested; 219-9950.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 15-16

• Celebrate the Season: Messiah and Bach Concert Specials featuring the TSO Chorus and guest conductor Bruce Chamberlain. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.; $41-$51; 882-8585.

 

Sunday, Dec. 16

• Enjoy the Tucson Girls Chorus’ Sounds of Winter Concert featuring holiday music. Details: 3:30 p.m.; UA Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Rd.; $15, under 12 free; 577-6064.

• Have yourself a Celtic little Christmas at the Irish music sensation Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration - The Symphony Tour. Details: 7 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $35-$105; 621-3341.

 

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.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Dec. 13 

• Browse the works of Oaxacan Carver Augustin Cruz Tinoco presented by WNPA in partnership with CRIZMAC Arts and Cultural Marketplace. Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free admission; 622-6014.

 

Friday to Saturday, Dec. 14-15

• Bring your curiosity and holiday shopping list and leave with amazing items and a broadened world view at the Rebozo Sale and Demonstration presented by Mike Weber and his friend Alejandra about a long, colorful woven garment traditionally worn by women in Mexico. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Education Center, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; 742-6455.

 

Friday to Sunday, Dec. 14-16

• Visit the Mercado San Agustin Holiday Bazaar with locally produced goods, live music, and more. Details: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; 100 S. Avenida del Convento; free admission; 461-1107.

 

Saturday, Dec. 15

• View hundreds of authentic fetishes and carvings at the Zuni Fetish Show. Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

• Check out the works of local artists and artisans at the 3rd Saturday Art Fair and listen to live music. Details: 9:30 a.m.; Many Hands Courtyard, 3054 N. First Ave.; free admission; 628-1490.

• Bring the whole family to the Parade of Lights with a holiday theme and decorated floats and entertainers. Details: 6:30 p.m.; downtown Tucson; free; 837-6504.

 

Saturday to Saturday, Dec. 15-29

• 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.

 

Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 15-16, 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.

 

Sunday, Dec. 16

• Bring the whole family to La Fiesta de Guadalupe for spirited outdoor performances by youthful mariachi and folklorico groups, a Yaqui deer dance, Domingo DeGrazia’s Spanish-Guitar Band, and Las Posadas procession by Carrillo Magnet School students. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Rd.; free but Community Food Bank donations requested; 299-9191.

 

Monday to Monday, Dec. 17-31

• 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.

 

Wednesday to Sunday through 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. Wednesday-Sunday; Reid Park Zoo, 1030 S. Randolph Way; $6 adults; $4 ages 2-14; 791-4022.

 

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

Saturday, Dec. 15

• Learn how to identify hummingbirds, basic aspects of their biology, and how to attract them to your yard at Hummingbirds: Flying Jewels presented by Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $17, $12 members; 326-9686.

 

Monday, Dec. 17

• Learn about Louis Comfort Tiffany: An Intriguing Life in Glass at an art talk presented by Tucson Museum of Art docent Sandy Cord. Details: 2-3 p.m.; Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.; free; 594-5200.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 18 

• Get a basic introduction to butterfly biology and check out Butterfly Magic after hours with curator Elizabeth Willott at Butterfly Basics. Details: 4:30-6 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $7 members; 326-9686.

 

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.

 

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.

 

OUTDOORS

Friday, Dec. 14

• Take a naturalist-guided Twilight Nature Walk to experience the quiet of the desert at dusk and explore how seasonal changes affect local plants and animals. Details: 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

Saturday, Dec. 15

• 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.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 19 

• Go Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands with expert Mary Ellen Flynn to see a variety of wintering sparrows, hawks, falcons, and migrating warblers. Details: 8-9:30 a.m.; 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr.; free but reservations required; 615-7855.

 

CHILDREN 

Saturday, Dec. 15

• Bring the kids for a holiday craft when Santa’s Stopping by Bookmans so they can tell their Christmas wishes and have their picture taken. Details: noon-2 p.m.; 3733 W. Ina Rd.; free; 579-0303.

• Meet Santa at International Wildlife Museum, play games, make crafts, and win prizes. Details: 5-7 p.m.; 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd.; $8, $3 under 12; 629-0100.

 

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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