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This Weekend In Tucson 12/21-12/23

Thursday, December 20, 2018   /   by Traci Jones

This Weekend In Tucson 12/21-12/23

Friday, December 21, 2018


In the Christmas Mood: A Holiday Music Spectacular 7:30PM
$22-$32/Tucson’s own Crystal Stark, New York performer Brian Levario, and others will pay tribute to classic Christmas moments, joined by special guests Greg Curtis and Mrs. G from the 94.9 MIX-fm Morning Mix and the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus/A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona, and volunteers will be on hand to collect donations of diapers (all sizes) Fox Tucson Theatre 17 W Congress St. 


The Hot Mamas Do Christmas 7:00PM
$20 advance/$25 at the door/Think of it as a mix between Pitch Perfect and Bad Moms! Four talented women perform songs showcasing their stories about being moms/grandmothers, wives, and women in general-It is a funny, raucous, sweet and touching comment on the lives of women today~Now we are taking on the holiday season! PS: Wear your favorite UGLY Sweater! Forty Niner Country Club 12000 E Tanque Verde Rd. (
385-7466 for ticket 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. 


UofA Women's Basketball vs. Northern Arizona 6:30PM
$5-$12/UofA McKale Center 1 National Championship Dr. 621-CATS


Christmas in the Desert 6:00PM - 8:30PM
$10 Adults 13+/$8 Kids 3-12/2 & under Free/Historic Wagon Rides-60,000 Christmas Lights, Santa, S'mores, Hot Cocoa, and more! La Posta Quemada Ranch in Colossal Cave Mountain Park 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail-Vail 


Zoo Lights 2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM
$10 Adults/$6 Children (2-14) Children under 2 are free/Presented by Tucson Electric Power-Thousands of twinkling lights, light displays and animal-themed light sculptures, hot chocolate and family fun! Reid Park Zoo 3400 Zoo Court 


The Christmas Tree Play 6:00PM - 7:30PM
See The Christmas Tree by Norm Foster performed in our store! We are partnering with Short One Monkey Productions and the show will be performed by none other than Sean Jeralds and Joanne Robertson! Admission is 100% free and open to all ages/lovers of the theater! Bookmans Entertainment Exchange East 6230 E. Speedway Blvd. 
748-9555 (To reserve a seat e-mail eastevents@bookmans.com)


Enchanted Snowfall  6:00PM - 6:45PM
The entire family can see snow falling into the beautiful Courtyard every Friday and Saturday evening at 6PM and 6:45PM through December 22nd/Stop by and sip on yummy hot chocolate {provided by Blanco Tacos + Tequila} and live music! La Encantada 2905 E. Skyline Dr. 


69th Annual Winterhaven Festival Of Lights 5:00PM - 10:00PM
December 8th–26th/Tour our lights on a hayride wagon, a bus trolley, a pedal-powered group bike! You can also see the lights on foot/The Festival is free to attend~However we ask everyone to bring a donation of food or money for the Community Food Bank of Southern AZ/Winterhaven is located between Prince Rd. & Ft Lowell Rd. and Tucson Blvd. & Country Club Rd. 


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Cult Classics-Die Hard (R) 10:00PM
$6/$5 (1988) Deck the Halls with Bruce and Bullets, Fa-La-La-La-Argh! Celebrate the holidays with everyone’s favorite Christmas action flick – the one, the only, the original Die Hard! The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 


Local Love Presents Festivus 7:00PM
$5/$8 Music by Black Cat Bones, Los Streetlight Curb Players, Funky Bonz, The Endless Pursuit, Desert Fish, Creating The Scene & Nocturnal Theory/The Rialto Theatre 318 E Congress St. 


Christmas Choir Concert 7:00PM
$15 advance/$20 day of show (reduced prices for youth) TaliasVan’s 50-voice Bright & Morning Star Choir & Orchestra presents an evening of holiday cheer for all/Opening for them is TaliasVan’s CosmoYouth Choir and a visit from Santa Claus himself is expected! Sea of Glass Center for the Arts 330 E. 7th St.  


Moonrise Over The Mountains (Patio program) 6:15PM - 7:00PM
Popular guitarist and singer-songwriter Mark William and Native American flute player Robert Hval will play music on the patio as visitors watch the full moon rise over the mountains-Bring a folding chair and blankets or coats/All ages/Wheelchair accessible-No reservations necessary/Saguaro National Park (West) 2700 N. Kinney Rd. 


Full Moon Wander 5:30PM - 7:30PM
$5/Join a Pima County naturalist to send off the sun and welcome the full moon/Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and a flashlight-Ages 12 & up/Feliz Paseos Park 1600 N Camino De Oeste 
724-5375 for registration info


Tucson Premium Outlets Concert Series 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Music by Connie Brannock's Tiny House of Funk (Blues and Funk) Presented by www.SAACA.org Free Admission/Guests are invited to bring their own chairs-Limited seating is provided/Concerts are three 45 minute sets/Tucson Premium Outlets 6401 Marana Center Blvd. (SAACA 797-3959) (SEE TUCSON PREMIUM OUTLETS CONCERT SERIES ARTICLE


Christmas at Casas 5:00PM
2 Times: 5PM & 7PM/You're Invited! Fully-Staffed Photo Booth & Selfie Stations, Hot Cocoa & Cookies, Snowflake zone, Train ride, Christmas Service Experience and more! Casas Church 10801 N La Cholla Blvd. 


UofA Men's Basketball vs. UC Davis 5:00PM
$26 & up/UofA McKale Center 1 National Championship Dr. 621-CATS


The Arroyo Cafe Christmas Radio Show 2:00PM
$15/$20 Celebrate the Holidays by joining the Arroyo Café for a live taping of their Holiday Radio Show with Fitz, Crystal Stark, Marty Bishop, the Grandsons of the Pioneers, Mariachi Aztlan, the Arroyo Players and our very special mystery guest/Funds benefit AZPM, Reveille and Mariachi Aztlan de Pueblo High/The Rialto Theatre 318 E Congress St. 
740-1000 (Doors Open 1PM)


Beer Fun Run 12:00PM
Rise and shine and get a run in~Well not an official race but a fun run/Start at Button Brew House...run to Catalina Brewing Company have a 5oz beer....run back to BBH have a 5oz beer....run back to CBC have a 5oz....finish at BBH and have your last 5oz beer *WHEW* Register at Button Brew House 6800 N Camino Martin starting a Noon $10 per person-Run begins at 12:30PM/Catalina Brewing Company 6918 N. Camino Martin 


Plaza Palomino Saturday Mercado! 9:00AM - 1:00PM
You'll find locally grown and harvested fall produce, vegan, gluten free and traditional baked goods, a delicious hot lunch from our fabulous variety of hot food vendors including vegan BBQ, beautiful handcrafted art from local artists, handmade jewelry, healthy skin care products, and so much more! Plaza Palomino 2900 N. Swan Rd @ Ft. Lowell 


Sunday, December 23, 2018

Introduction to Geocaching
 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Did you ever wonder about geocaching? It's a high-tech treasure hunt! Join park volunteer Tony for this introduction to geocaching-It includes a hands on demonstration/Meet at the Bobcat Amphitheater (turn on the Picnic Area Road)
Catalina State Park 11570 N. Oracle Rd. 
628-5798 (Park Entrance Fee $7 per Vehicle)


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


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. 


Mariachi Feliz Navidad! 2:00PM
2 Times: 2PM & 6PM/Tickets are $25 with discounts available for students, seniors, and military members/Celebrate the Holidays in Traditional Mexican Style! You will enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas in Mexico with exuberant mariachi music and dynamic dance to represent the traditions of Mexico at Christmas/The swirling dresses, lively violins, and joyous horns will ring in the season with El Mariachi Tapatio de Tucson and Compañia de Danza Folklorica Arizona! The Gaslight Music Hall 13005 N Oracle Rd. at Rancho Vistoso Blvd-Oro Valley 529-1000 www.gaslightmusichall.com


Pet Photos with Santa 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us for pet photos with Santa! Bring your pet to pose with Santa at the fireplace in front of Market Hall on Mountain Court/Tucson Premium Outlets 6401 W Marana Center Blvd. 


The Polar Express (2004) 6:30PM
$5/American 3D computer-animated film based on the 1985 children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg/Written, produced, and directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film features human characters animated using live action motion capture animation/When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe/Fox Tucson Theatre 17 W Congress St. 



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