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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 10:49 am

MOVIES

Century Theatres

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

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

Lincoln (PG-13)

Skyfall (PG-13)

Flight (R)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

Wreck-It Ralph 3D (PG)

Cloud Atlas (R)

The Sessions (R)

Argo (R)

Here Comes the Boom (PG)

Taken 2 (PG-13)

 

 

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Life of Pi (PG)

Red Dawn (PG-13)

Silver Linings Playbook (R)

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

Lincoln (PG-13)

Skyfall (PG-13)

Skyfall: IMAX (PG-13)

Flight (R)

The Man with the Iron Fists (R)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

Wreck-It Ralph 3D (PG)

Cloud Atlas (R)

Argo (R)

Taken 2 (PG-13)

Hotel Transylvania (PG)

Pitch Perfect (PG-13)

 

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Trouble with the Curve (PG-13)

Resident Evil: Retribution (R)

Premium Rush (PG-13)

The Expendables 2

ParaNorman (PG)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

The Campaign (R)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)

Brave (PG)

 

 

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

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

Lincoln (PG-13)

Skyfall (PG-13)

Flight (R)

The Man with the Iron Fists (R)

Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

Argo (R)

Here Comes the Boom (PG)

Taken 2 (PG-13)

Hotel Transylvania (PG)

 

THEATER

 

Wednesday to Sunday, 

Nov. 21-25

• Don’t miss Cirque du Soleil - Dralion with a harmonious blend of Eastern and Western acrobatic prowess. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 & 5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $37-$152; 800-745-3000.

 

Friday, Nov. 23

• Don’t miss the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music as Straight No Chaser reinvents a cappella on the modern pop landscape. Details: 7:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $33-$48; 621-3341. 

 

Through Sunday, Nov. 25

• Check out the fast-paced, kid-friendly musical Anything Goes. 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.; $29-$75; 800-745-3000.

• Catch a performance of the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a fictionalized account of the life of Margaret Brown. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Red Barn Theater, 948 N. Main Ave.; $10-$16; 887-6239.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 27

• Listen to the sardonic wit and incisive social critiques of humor writer David Sedaris. Details: 7:30 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $30-$50; 621-3341.

 

Sunday, Dec. 2

• Enjoy a holiday tradition at the 94.9 MIX FM Annual Radio Play A Christmas Carol with a Tucson Twist to benefit the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona. Details: 5 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $15-$50; 547-3040.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 8-9

• 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: 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $26-$30; 621-3341.

 

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

 

Saturday, Nov. 24

• Enjoy the music of premier banjo player Bela Fleck and the classic jazz of the Marcus Roberts Trio. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $34-$40; 547-3040.

 

Sunday, Nov. 25

• Enjoy Chamber Music Plus featuring the Clark-Schuldmann Duo (cellist Harry Clark and pianist Sandra Schuldmann) performing Prokofiev’s Cello Sonata and more. Details: 3 p.m.; Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.; $40; 400-5439 or www.chambermusicplus.org.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 27

• Listen to the Pima Community College Jazz Ensemble Concert featuring an 18-piece big band performing jazz favorites from all eras. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

 

Thursday, Nov. 29

• Listen to the Pima Community College and University of Arizona Wind Ensemble Concert featuring conductors Dr. Mark Nelson and Dr. Gregg Hanson. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.; $6; 206-6986.

• Enjoy a unique performance of “not your grandparents’ chamber music” by Sybarite5. Details: 7:30 p.m.; UA Crowder Hall, Crowder Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $25-$45; 621-3341.

 

Friday, Nov. 30

• Enjoy a tribute to the music of ABBA at ABBA FAB, a multi-media production with some of the greatest music of the 70’s and 80’s. Details: 4 & 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $25, $23 in advance; 825-2818.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 1-2

• Celebrate the music of Barbara Streisand with a musical portrait by singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway - The Streisand Songbook at the TSO Pops! Series. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $26-$69; 882-8585.

 

Thursday & Saturday, Dec. 6 & 8

• Catch the spirit of the season as resident SaddleBrooke Singers present a holiday concert Christmas Around the World. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m. Saturday; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $20, $16 in advance; 825-2818.

 

Sunday, Dec. 9

• Don’t miss the Sons of Orpheus with the Tucson Boys Choir in their Mission San Xavier Holiday Concert. Details: 3 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Dr.; $40, $35 in advance; 825-2818.

Sunday, Dec. 16

• 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.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 23-25

• Shop artist and vendor booths while you enjoy live entertainment at the Native American Market Arts & Crafts Fair. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Arts & Crafts Plaza, Mission San Xavier del Bac, 1959 San Xavier Rd.; free admission; 573-4007.

• Bring the whole family to the Native American Heritage Social & Indian Craft Market featuring dancing, drumming, children’s activities, traditional foods and more. Details: noon-6 p.m.; Sheraton Hotel, 5151 E. Grant Rd; free admission; 622-4900.

• Step back in time with Living History Presentations, enjoy a musical salute to frontier town life, a musical history of the silver screen, and more at the Heritage & Harvest Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Rd.; $16.95, $10.95 under 12; 883-0100.

 

Friday-Saturday, 

Nov. 23-24 & Nov. 30-Dec. 1

• Stroll the Holiday Nights winter wonderland with 750,000 lights, a desert snowman, a performance by Ballet Tucson, and dinner at the Garden Bistro. Details: 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte; $15; $10 members; $2 children; 742-6455. 

 

Friday to Sunday, 

Nov. 23-25 & Dec. 1-2

• 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.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 24-25

• Stroll through the park and visit with more than 100 local artisans from Southern Arizona selling handcrafted wares at the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Reid Park, 900 S. Country Club Rd.; free; 837-8078.

• Browse the works of local artists in varied media at the Holiday Arte Fiesta and bring a canned food donation for the Community Food Bank. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Painted Gourds and Masks Studio, 4802 W. Paseo de las Colinas; free; 465-7298.

 

Friday, Nov. 30

• Bring the whole family to enjoy music, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa at the Oro Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony. Details: 6 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Oracle & Tangerine Rds.; free.

 

Saturday, Dec. 1

• Explore a remarkable selection of old-style and full-figure katsina carvings in the Hopi tradition at the Hopi Katsina Show with talks about the history of this art form. Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., talks at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

• Enjoy live entertainment, music, contests, arts and craft vendors, and food vendors at the 8th Annual Tucson Tamal & Heritage Festival. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.; free admission; 800-344-9435. 

• Bring the whole family to the Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting featuring local dance and choir performances, food, arts and crafts, and a visit from Santa. Details: 4-8 p.m.; The Marana Municipal Complex, 11555 W. Civic Center Dr.; free but new unwrapped toy donations for Toys for Tots requested; 382-1946.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 1-2

• Don’t miss one of the largest regional art events featuring the works of more than 100 artists, live music, food vendors, and family arts activities at the Oro Valley Festival of the Arts. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace, Oracle & Tangerine Rds.; free; 797-3959.

 

CLASSES & 

PROGRAMS

 

Saturday, Nov. 24

• See some unforgettable images gathered by award-winning author Jane Eppinga at her Tucson Arizona Book Presentation and Signing showing growth from remote Spanish presidio outpost, to Mexican village, to modern metropolis. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Monday to Wednesday, 

Nov. 26-28

• Get a comprehensive overview of the many kinds of plants grown as part of the succulent hobby at the class Advanced Cacti and Succulents and learn how to plan a build a cactus garden using rocks and other plants for decoration. Details: 3-5 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $50, $35 members; 326-9686.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 28

• Let Master Gardener and WNPA/ASDM docent Gerry Taylor lead you on a journey of the Five Seasons of the Sonoran Desert without the bad weather or bugs. Details: noon & 2 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

Saturday, Dec. 1

• Listen to speakers at the conference A Day in the Prophetic Word discuss Biblical prophecy geared to events taking place in America, Israel, and the Middle East presented by the Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Vistoso Community Church, 1200 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; $25 (advance registration required); 825-0652.

 

Sunday, Dec. 2

• Learn about basic orchid care and maintenance from Curator of Horticulture Emily Rockey at Growing Orchids and take home a small orchid for yourself. Details: 10 a.m.-noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $20, $15 members; 326-9686.

 

Friday, Dec. 7

• Take the AARP Driver Safety Class for drivers age 50 and older. Details: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Police Dept., 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; $14, $12 members; 825-1110.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Friday, Nov. 23

• Take a Sabino Canyon Fall Hike to Seven Falls, a medium difficulty hike of 9.5 miles with 750 feet elevation gain. Details: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.; $5 parking fee; 429-4492.

 

Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 26-27

• Take a one-mile naturalist-guided walk to discover how plants and animals adapt to desert life and learn about Sonoran Lifestyles. Details: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail; $10/vehicle park entry fee; 733-5153.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 28

• 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

 

Saturday, Dec. 1

• Come dressed as a cowboy or cowgirl and follow Pecos Bill as he meets western characters and critters while you sing and dance along at Pecos Bill, a West Side Story - Just for Kids featuring the TSO Percussion Ensemble. Details: 10 & 11:15 a.m.; Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. 6th Ave.; donations welcome; 882-8585.

• Travel on a musical journey to find a song to save the world at Princesses, Superheroes & Pirates … Oh My! - Just for Kids featuring the TSO String Quartet presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. Details: 10:30 a.m.; Oro Valley Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.; free.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Saturday, Nov. 24

• Meet Kiva Gallery artists Eric Jabloner, Christiana Morgan, and Linda Ahern and view their Southwestern Flavored Art at the Artists Reception. Details: 3:30-5 p.m.; National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.; free; 622-6014.

 

Sunday, Nov. 25

• Attend the 2013 Calendar Signing Party at the Madaras Gallery. Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 3001 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 101; free; 615-3001.

 

Through Dec. 9

• View the desert landscapes of local artist Dee Bates at the Porter Hall Gallery. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with $13 garden admission; 326-9686.

 

FILM

 

Wednesday, Nov. 28

• Explore what happens to children when they lose unstructured outdoor playtime, and look at what communities can do to offer children the life-enhancing experience of play at the award-winning documentary Where Do The Children Play? Details: 7 p.m.; Tucson Waldorf School, River Bend Campus, 3605 E. River Rd.; 325-5514.

 

HEALTH

 

Monday, Nov. 26

Forget the New Year’s Resolutions; Live Healthier All Year Long with tips from the Healthy Woman Seminar. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Northwest Medical Center Event Center, 6060 N. Fountain Plaza Dr., Suite 130; free; 866-694-9355.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 27

• Learn about Pain in the Neck; Spinal Conditions including Back and Neck Pain at the Healthy Pathways series. Details: 3:30–4:30 p.m.; La Paloma Urgent Care, 4001 E. Sunrise Dr.; free; 866-694-9355.  

• Learn more about an innovative method to relieve pain caused by early to mid-stage osteoarthritis at Robotic Knee Resurfacing presented by orthopedic surgeon Kevin Bowers, M.D. Details: 6 p.m.; Oro Valley Hospital classroom, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.; free; 866-694-9355.

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