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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:21 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MOVIES

 

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

Avatar (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG-13)

Invictus (PG-13)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Brothers (R)

Everybody's Fine (PG-13)

Old Dogs (PG)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13)

2012 (PG-13)

Disney's A Christmas Carol  PG)

 

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

Avatar (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG-13)

Invictus (PG-13)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Brothers (R)

Old Dogs (PG)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

Planet 51 (PG)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13)

2012 (PG-13)

Disney's A Christmas Carol (PG)

Precious (R)

 

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Astro Boy (PG)

The Step Father (PG-13)

Couple Retreat (PG-13)

The Invention of Lying (PG-13)

Zombieland (R)

Surrogates (PG-13)

Inglourious Basterds (R)

Shorts (PG)

District 9 (R)

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

The Hangover (R)

 

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

Avatar (PG-13)

Avatar in Digital 3D (PG-13)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG-13)

Invictus (PG-13)

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Brothers (R)

Old Dogs (PG)

The Blind Side (PG-13)

Planet 51 (PG)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13)

2012 (PG-13)

Disney's A Christmas Carol (PG)

 

THEATER

 

Thursday to Sunday, Dec. 24-27

• Bring the whole family to Ballet Tucson's presentation of the Nutcracker holiday classic, a grand-scale production with swirling snowflakes, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, and candy confections. Details: 3 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 & 5 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $29-57; 800-745-3000.

 

Saturday to Sunday, Dec. 26-27

• Enjoy the Dancing in the Streets Arizona presentation of the holiday classic, Baile de los Cascanueses (The Nutcracker Ballet). Details: 2 p.m.; Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $12, $10 in advance; 867-8489.

 

Through Saturday, Jan. 2

• Get into the holiday spirit On the Road to the North Pole, a musical-comedy-spoof-melodrama starring a trio of good little children who journey to the North Pole to rescue Santa Claus from an evil villain. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $7.95-$17.95; 886-9428.

 

MUSIC

 

Thursday, Dec. 31

• Ring in the New Year with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra String Quartet and soloists Moveable Musical Feasts at the Arizona Inn. Details: 6:30 p.m.; 2200 E. Elm Street; $195; 882-8585.

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Monday to Sunday, Dec. 28-Jan. 3

• See American Paint Horses jumping and barrel racing at the Copper Country Paint-O-Rama Horse Show. Details: 12-5 p.m. Monday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road; free; 762-9100.

 

 

Thursday, Dec. 31

• Celebrate the New Year at First Night Tucson 2010, a family-friendly and alcohol-free event featuring top local musicians, multicultural music and dance, comedy, visual arts, performance art, hands-on activities, and a spectacular fireworks grand finale at midnight. Details: 4 p.m.; Leo Rich Theatre, Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.; $6-12; 800-745-3000.

• Usher in the New Year with a champagne toast, dinner, and dancing at the Tucson Jazz Society's Jazz All-Stars Gala. Details: 7 p.m.; JWMarriott Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.; $189; 903-1265.

Through Saturday, Dec. 26

• Bring a canned food donation for Tucson Food Bank and walk or drive through the Winterhaven Festival of Lights, a neighborhood adorned with holiday decorations. Details: 5:30-10 p.m.; Fort Lowell Road, Prince Road, Country Club, Tucson Blvd.; free with canned food donation; 881-4483. Horse Drawn Wagons rides available at Walking Winds. Details: 6-9 p.m. daily through Dec. 25; $12-16; 647-0050.

 

Through April 30, 2010

• Enjoy Arizona's only live tropical Butterfly exhibit as Butterfly Magic Returns to the greenhouse at Tucson Botanical Gardens with hundreds of spectacular butterflies from all over the world. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $6.50 children; 326-9686.

 

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

 

Saturday, Dec. 26

• Hear stories of the colorful famous and infamous characters from Tucson's past and take in unique Southwest architecture at Historic Walking Tours. Details: 10-11:30 a.m.; meet at Tucson Visitor Center, 110 S. Church Ave.; $20; 887-4145.

• Learn about the oral history surrounding Mexican-American Homesteading Adventures in the Desert. Details: 10:15 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Learn about snakes, scorpions, tarantulas, or other animals found in the Sonoran Desert at the ranger program Critter of the Week. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Take a beginner lesson in the jitterbug, an American partner dance done by teen-agers and GIs in the 1940s and 1950s. Details: 7-11 p.m.; Armory Park, 220 S. 5th Ave.; $10; www.TucsonLindyHop.org.

Monday, Dec. 28

• Explore the life and lore, myths and misunderstandings concerning one of the desert Southwest's most intriguing icons, rattlers. Details: 10:15 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 29

• Discover astonishing reasons why so few saguaro seeds grow into adult plants as you explore the Life Cycle of the Saguaro: From Seed To Giant. Details: 10:15 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Take an easy 100-yard walk in the Cactus Garden to discover some physical and behavioral adaptations of desert plants and learn their Recipe for Survival. Details: 11:15 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Wednesday, Dec.  30

• Learn about Uncle Sam's Camels: The Beale Expedition of 1857, an unusual experiment: the importation of camels to test their fitness for military purposes in the Southwest presented by historian Jim Turner. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

• Catch some dreams with a dreamcatcher you make yourself. Details: 2-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $22, $17 members; 326-9686.

 

OUTDOORS

 

Sunday, Dec. 27

• Find out what is being done to rectify the number of animals killed daily on the nation's roads at the ranger presentation Road Kill: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? Details: 11:15 a.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

• Take a 3.5 hour Twilight Glow to Moon Shadows Hike and experience nightfall in the desert. Details: 4 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Sunday-Monday, Dec. 27-28

• See if you recognize plant versions of your friends and relatives on a 30-minute Neighborhood Plant Characters nature walk adjacent to Red Hills Visitor Center. Details: 2:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

 

Monday, Dec. 28

• Take a 3.5-mile Sunset Hike that climbs 700 feet to a beautiful ridgeline and returns under the moonlight. Details: 3:15 p.m.; Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road; free with park entrance fee; 733-5158.

CHILDREN

 

Thursday, Dec. 24

• Create lasting memories with your children at a holiday Sweets & Treats Pastry Class and build your own gingerbread house. Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. or 2-4 p.m.; Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain; $35 per child; holly.koob@ritzcarlton.com.

 

Monday to Friday, Dec. 28-Jan. 1

• Kids ages 8-18 can explore the technical side of theater, acting, singing, dancing, and playing improvisation games at the Musical Theatre Winter Day Camp. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.; $225; 327-0160.

 

Monday to Thursday, Dec. 28-31

• Have four days of cooking fun making lasagna, tiramisu, chili, pizza and more at Kid Chefs Holiday Cooking Camp. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Cuisine Classique, 1060 W. Magee Road; $140 (ages 5-13 years); 797-1677.

 

Thursday, Dec. 31

• Bring the kids to the New Year's Eve Dance for ages 5-18. Details: 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; Wilson Art Barn, 2436 Linda Vista Road, Oracle; $5.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Sunday to Thursday, Dec. 27-30

• View an exhibit of menorahs of all sizes and shapes on loan from individuals throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona at Arizona's first synagogue, Tucson's Jewish History Museum. Details: 1-4 p.m.; 564 S. Stone Ave.; $5, free age 10 and under; 670-9073.

 

Through Wednesday, Dec. 30

• View memorabilia and drawings of Coca-Cola's vintage Santa Claus advertisements created by graphic artist Haddon H. Sundblom at the Westward Look Resort in the early 1930s. Details: 245 E. Ina Road; free; 297-1151.

 

Through Sunday, Jan. 3

• View David Conklin's exhibit Gallery in the Gardens featuring subjects ranging from wildlife, marine, and portraits which have appeared on the covers of outdoor magazines and featured in National Geographic. Details: 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with admission $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

 

Through Monday, Jan. 4

• View the exhibit All Elements, paintings by Tucson artist Neil Myers, gem sculpture by Tucson sculptor Helen Serras-Herman, and fused glass by California artist Sabine Snykers. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tansey Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 109; free; 577-6301.

 

Through Friday, Jan. 8

• View World Adventures in Watercolor with contemporary American artist Glenna Gilbert-Jones and other renowned artists. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Toscana Studio and Gallery, 9040 N. Oracle Road, Suite A; free; 575-1445.

Through Sunday, Jan. 10

• View the exhibit Canyons of the Southwest, Cliffs, Gorges and Chasms. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Exhibit Hall; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7, $5 seniors/military; $3 students; $2 children; 742-6455.

• View desert region works by member artists of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild at the Fiesta Sonora Art Exhibition. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Ironwood Gallery, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; free with museum entrance fee; 883-2702.

 

FILM

 

Saturday, Dec. 26

• See the Grand Canyon from rim to rim with whitewater rafting and the popular mule ride filmed by cinematographer and director Gray Warriner for Arizona Highways Grand Canyon. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

 

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