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This Weekend In Tucson 11/30 - 12/2

Thursday, November 29, 2018   /   by Traci Jones

This Weekend In Tucson 11/30 - 12/2

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Friday, November 30, 2018


Reptile Ramble 10:00AM
Learn to identify resident reptiles and find the answer to the age-old question, “Why do lizards do push-ups?” Be prepared to get to know some friendly, non-venomous snakes, and perhaps a lizard or tortoise or two/We’ll even introduce you to a few venomous reptiles as well, like a rattlesnake and maybe a Gila monster, all to illustrate how we can learn to live together in the desert-Free with Park admission/Tohono Chul Park 7366 Paseo del Norte-Children’s Ramada 


Banner UMC Farmers’ Market 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Open to the public/Great lunchtime meals, produce, gluten-free and vegan cookies, art, massage/UAMC College of Medicine 1501 N Campbell Ave. 


Spiny, Shady, and COOL! (Walk: 30 minutes, 100 yards) 10:15AM - 10:45AM
Come for a short walk and discover the great variety of cacti that inhabit this unique and fascinating desert/Saguaro National Park (West) 2700 N. Kinney Rd. 
733-5158 (Park Entrance fee applies $15 per vehicle/weekly pass-both districts of the park)


Spa Swim Spa Show 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Free Admission/Tucson Convention Center-North Exhibit Hall 260 South Church Ave. 


2 for 1 Admission Night 4:00PM - 8:00PM
$5 for all Southern AZ Residents age 7 & up/Arizona History Museum 949 E. 2nd St. 
628-5774(Free Parking: AZ Historical Society garage at the NE corner of E. 2nd St. & N. Euclid Ave) 


Holiday Shopping Spree! 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Don't Wait Until The Last Minute! Visit Us this Evening and All Day Tomorrow to Enjoy a Unique Shopping Experience while Enjoying Holiday Cheer, Snacks & Music! Participating Shops include Chris Bubany and Friends Gallery, Creative Juice Art Bar, Leaping Lizard Gallery, Desert Artisans Gallery, Wild Birds Unlimited, Villa Feliz Flowers & More! La Plaza Shoppes 6500 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 885-1966 www.chrisbubanyandfriendsgallery.com


Holiday Nights~A Million Lights! 5:30PM - 8:30PM
$16/$12 ($3 for children 12 & under) Stroll along paths garlanded with over a million twinkling lights while musicians and artists perform throughout the Gardens-sip hot chocolate and enjoy tasty treats! Tohono Chul Park 7366 N. Paseo del Norte 


Scrooge, a Gaslight Musical! 6:00PM
$22.95/$20.95/$$12.95 2 Times: 6PM & 8:30PM/Celebrate the Holiday Season Gaslight-style with this enchanting adaptation of Dickens’ heart-lifting classic tale of magical spirits in a colorful and humorous 1950’s Christmas/Join the cast of characters as they open the eyes of the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge to the true meaning and joy of Christmas! The Gaslight Theatre 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428 www.TheGaslightTheatre.com 


How Cool is This! 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Come meet Marilyn and Elvis at Little Anthony's Diner! They will be entertaining guests, walking around, taking photos! That's right, LIVE MUSIC is now happening on Friday and Saturday nights! Little Anthony's Diner 7010 E. Broadway 296-0456


23rd Annual BICAS Art Auction 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Come one, come all, to see amazing bicycle-themed creations! Local entertainment with a Kid’s Corner for youth and Dragoon Brewing for the adults/All proceeds benefit Tucson's only non-profit community bike shop/Held at the YWCA 525 N. Bonita Ave. (St. Mary's & Grande) 


Last Fridays at MSA Annex 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Shop under-the-stars with your favorite MSA Annex merchants while enjoying live music, on-site restaurants and food trucks, and libations by Westbound Bar/Mercado San Agustin Annex 267 South Avenida del Convento 


Car & Bike Show for Red Sleigh Toy Run 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Outside beer garden with food specials/Bring Unwrapped Toy for Show Entry Fee/In addition to Best Holiday Decorated entry we will give trophies to Best: Classic, Modern, Muscle, Import, Truck/4x4, Low Rider, Motorcycle Street and Cruiser/Trophys at 8PM/Lindy's East 6995 E. Tanque Verde at Catalina Hwy. 
405-1217 for info


Snoopy!!! 7:00PM
$12/$10 Tuneful! Charming! Hilarious! Yes, SNOOPY!!! The musical sequel to "YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN" deserves each of its three exclamation points/Based on the beloved Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz, the show sparkles with wit and warmth as it depicts life as seen through the eyes of Schulz’s unforgettable characters-Fun for audiences of all ages! Live Theatre Workshop Family Theatre 5317 E Speedway Blvd. 327-4242


Reveille Men's Chorus presents Island of Misfit Toys 7:30PM
$20 advance/$25 Free for students 23 & under with ID/Start your holidays with a fun-filled visit to the island of misfit toys/An adventure of song and dance await with great barbershop, pop, opera and traditional holiday songs/Leo Rich Theater 260 S Church Ave. 


UofA Wildcat Hockey vs. Arizona State 7:30PM
$4-$19/Christmas Sweater Contest/Tucson Arena 260 S Church Ave. 


Eddie Money in Concert 8:00PM
Desert Diamond Casino 1100 W Pima Mine Rd-Sahuarita 


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Holiday Festival of the Arts! 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Free/Dec 1st & 2nd/Hosted by Southern AZ Arts & Cultural Alliance/Arts & Crafts Festival is one the largest regional art events in Southern AZ/Two day festival featuring over 150 artists and exhibitors in all mediums, live music, food vendors, Holiday Tree Lighting Festivities(Saturday 3PM-6PM)and Tuba Christmas (Saturday 2PM-2:45PM) as well as family arts activities/Oro Valley Marketplace 12155 N. Oracle Rd-Oro Valley (SAACA 797-3959www.saaca.org/holidayfestival.html


By donating $10 to get your up to 60 lbs. of produce that you can share these with your neighbors, friends or anyone you believe is in need/Intermountain 994 S. Harrison Rd. (behind Lucky Wishbone), St. Marks UMC 1431 W. Magee OR GreenMed Wellness 6464 E. Tanque Verde (MOM 373-5256)


Bikes for Tykes Toy Ride! 9:00AM
Join the Tucson H.O.G. Chapter on the Bikes for Tykes Toy Run benefiting Casa de Los Ninos a local Tucson Nonprofit supporting children who are victims of trauma, neglect or abuse/Entry Fee~Toys!Registration will be held at Harley-Davidson of Tucson 8AM-9AM/Kickstands up at 9AM/The ride will be arriving at Casa de Los Ninos at 10AM to drop the toys off for the kids and returning to Harley-Davidson of Tucson for free lunch and raffles! Harley-Davidson of Tucson 7355 N I-10 Frontage Rd. 


Tenth Annual Sabbar Shriners Charity Car Show 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Toys for Tots Gift Drive (Free to Public)
$35 tax deductible car entry fee includes (2) Friday night Nov. 30th dinner tickets at Hi-Speed Rods & Custom Shop (1) free T-shirt designed by Brizio Products-Danville, CA. Entry to car show on Saturday/Benefiting Tucson Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund
transporting young burn victims to Shriners Hospital's/Sabbar Shriners 450 s. Tucson Blvd. (Van Elrod 
520-235-3935 or 520-744-2974


Musical Magic for Kids 10:00AM
Free/Come join Music and Dance Academy faculty for Winter Wonderland-Winter Wonderland dance and music extravagnza will feature something for everyone, from classics to contemporary holiday favorites/Held at Oro Valley Town Council Chambers 11000 N La Canada 


It's a Dog Party!: Personalized Dog Bowls OR Paint Your Dog! 10:00AM - 12:00PM
$18/painter, Creative Juice 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste. #160 (La Plaza Shoppes) 359-6675 www.creativejuiceartbar.com


Locomotive Saturdays at Historic Train Depot 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Free! Explore regional transportation history, and see a freight trains passing by, or ring the locomotive bell! Southern Arizona Transportation Museum located in the Historic Train Depot 414 N. Toole Ave. 


TEP Home Energizer Workshop 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Learn free and low-cost energy efficiency measures you can implement at home to save energy and money/All workshop participants will receive a Free Energy Efficiency Kit worth more than $40 that includes CFL light bulbs, a low-flow shower head, weather stripping and much more/The workshop is offered for Free, courtesy of TEP/Light snacks and refreshments will be served/Parking is free on Saturdays~Enter the garage off Alameda St. west of Stone Ave/Joel D Valdez Main Library 101 N. Stone Ave. 


Letters to Santa 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Write your very own letter to Saint Nick himself! This event is 100% free and open to all ages-We will be providing all crafting materials! Bookmans is partnering with Alex's Little Free Library here in Tucson! Bookmans Entertainment Exchange East 6230 E. Speedway Blvd. 


Free Pics with Santa in Main Gate Square 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Ho Ho Ho, Santa is coming to town! 2-Eee the Elf Balloon Artist and Face Painter will be there as well! No charge for pictures, balloon art, or face painting! Kids are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa as our magical mailbox links directly with the North Pole! 943 E University Blvd. 622-8613

Marana Holiday Festival & Christmas Tree Lighting  3:00PM - 8:00PM
Build a snowman and jump around in our 2 life size Snow Globes! Tell Santa what you wish for, watch live performances, and enjoy the biggest Christmas tree light show in Southern Arizona~Tree Lighting 6PM/Food Vendors/Marana Municipal Complex 11555 W Civic Center Dr-Marana 


Brew Lights 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$10 for Adults/$6 for Children (2-14) Children under 1 free/Throughout the evening, you’ll enjoy: Four tastings of your choice of local craft beer, a souvenir glass, exclusive access to Zoo Lights, falling snow in the winter wonderland, pictures with Santa, carousel rides, s’mores, cinnamon rolls, and hot chocolate (with or without spirits!) Reid Park Zoo 3400 E Zoo Ct. 


Gucci Mane with Smokepurpp-The Unusual Suspects Tour 9:00PM
$46/Tucson Convention Center 260 South Church Ave. 


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Hanukkah Hot Chocolate 5K/1K Run 8:00AM - 10:00AM


Feliz NaviDog 6:00PM - 9:00PM
21 & older/Make the ‘Naughty List’ this year! Celebrate the season with Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s Feliz Navidog Christmas mixer to get our jollies with all sorts of fun for the grown-ups and their well-behaved and vaccinated dogs/Instead of your usual lump of coal, get your photo taken with Bad Santa for just a $10 donation. Then, take advantage of drink specials and get your Christmas shopping done early this year with our terrific HSSA-themed holiday gift ideas like our cool, new holiday t-shirts and campfire mugs! Next, cozy up with your cheery canine companions and a mug of spiked hot chocolate as we gather to watch one of the greatest holiday movies ever made: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation/Be bad with Bad Santa and still come away feeling great about yourself this year by helping to support HSSA and the homeless animals in need this holiday season! Held at Martin Drug Co. 300 E Congress St. Courtyard (across from Playground Bar & Lounge downtown) HSSA 
321-3704 ext. 174


Party with the Pets! 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Free/Pima Animal Care Center now operates from a state-of-the-art animal care facility that meets modern-day standards and is equipped to save more lives/Join us to celebrate this long-awaited milestone and see the improvements your tax dollars made! We'll have behind-the-scenes tours, activities for kids, music, giveaways, adoption specials, a dedication ceremony and more! Food available for purchase/Dedication Ceremony Noon to 1PM/PACC 4000 N. Silverbell Rd. 


6th Annual Walk for Kids 8:00AM - 12:00PM
We will have the Kids’ Zone featuring several family-friendly activities, special appearances by Ronald McDonald and Santa Claus, music, food, a 3K family walk, and much more-See you there! UA Mall 1303 E University Blvd. 


Rillito Park Farmers Market 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Local farmers, ranchers and artisan food purveyors featuring local produce and fresh cuisine, year-round/Rillito Park 4502 North 1st Ave. 882.2157


36th Chanukah Menorah Lighting 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Celebrate with the community to begin the festival of lights! Grand Menorah Lighting and Songs/A spectacular LED Light Show by the Cirque Roots performing arts group/Upbeat Jewish music by Dj Dev of Brooklyn/Enjoy Chanukah treats: Latkes! Doughnuts! Arts & Crafts! El Presidio Park 160 W. Alameda St.


Holiday Tree-Lighting Celebration 5:00PM
$5/Net proceeds to be donated to Fisher House, providing housing for area military families while their loved ones are in the hospital/An evening of fun, live entertainment from the Tucson Boys Chorus, Santa photo ops and special activities supporting other area non-profits/Please bring canned food goods for the Marana Food Bank/The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain 15000 N. Secret Springs Dr-Marana 


Open House at The Train Museum 12:30PM - 4:30PM
Free Admission! Experience the fun of taking a trip on our ride on train-Tour our caboose! Check out our outside layout that seems to grow out of the ground/Enter our 6000 square foot building containing 8 operating layouts of different gauges/Great fun for family and friends/Donations are greatly appreciated/The Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum 3975 N. Miller Ave. 


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