Thursday, December 7, 2017 / by Marisa Knott
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES
Old Tucson Studios SHOPPING:
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HOLIDAY NIGHTS: A MILLION LIGHTS!
Friday | 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tohono Chul Park | $12-16
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!
OPENING CELEBRATION FOR LIFE ALONG THE RIVER: ANCESTRAL HOPI AT HOMOL'OVI
Friday | 6:30pm-9pm | Arizona Historical Society Auditorium | Free
Join for a panel discussion about the new exhibit and to fete Dr. E. Charles Adams on the occasion of his retirement at the end of the month. This exhibit is Chuck's valedictory endeavor at ASM. Reception follows program, sponsored in part by the UA School of Anthropology.
MAN OF LA MANCHA (OPENING NIGHT)
Friday | 7:30pm | Temple of Musc and Art | $46+
Presented by the AZ Theatre Company, this exciting new staging takes inspiration from the spontaneous, raw theatricality of flamenco performance – focusing on the passion and virtuosity of the performers/musicians as they tell the intertwined stories of Don Quixote and his imprisoned creator, Miguel de Cervantes.
CULT CLASSICS: GREMLINS (PG)
Friday | 10pm | The Loft Cinema | $6
Don’t miss the hilarious holiday horror classic, Gremlins, on the big screen, featuring an all-new introduction and exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with director Joe Dante before the movie! We all know the safety rules for owning a Mogwai: Don’t expose them to bright light. Don’t get them wet. And never, ever feed them after midnight. Well, to heck with that! If we don’t break the rules, there’s no movie!
Saturday | 11am-3pm | Fort Lowell Museum | $4
The history of dipped candle making dates back to as early as 500 BC. Have you ever wondered how they did it? Learn how and make your own beeswax dipped candles in this fun, volunteer led activity. Fun for all ages!
HOME ALONE! OUTDOOR SCREENING
Saturday | 6pm | Children’s Museum Tucson | Free
Featuring tasty hot chocolate and cookies, holiday snowflake crafting and a movie-themed photo booth! Please bring your own seating and dress warmly!
MERCADO FLEA MARKET
Sunday | 8am-2pm | Mercado San Agustin | Free
A mix of eclectic antiques, collectibles and vintage finds, come join the fun every second Sunday of the month through May.
Sunday | 12pm-3pm | Historic Allen St, Tombstone | Free
The Tombstone Vigilantes and Vigilettes bring Tombstone’s streets to life! The Vigilettes start it all off with a Fashion show featuring historically correct clothing from 1880 to 1915. Then the Tombstone Vigilantes will start their family friendly re-enactment skits right on historic Allen Street in Tombstone.
OPEN HOUSE AT THE TRAIN MUSEUM
Sunday | 12:30pm-4:30pm | The Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum | Free
Donations are gladly accepted. Operating 6000 square feet of model trains of all gauge sizes! Ride on our outdoor ride-on train & visit our real railroad caboose.
ELVES GONE BAD: INTERACTIVE HOLIDAY THEATER
Sunday | 1pm-2:30pm | Unscrewed Theater | $5
Like so many snowbirds, Mrs. Claus has convinced Santa to retire to Tucson. All the suddenly unemployed elves are convinced by the evil Pirate Captain to become pirates and steal presents instead of delivering them! So many sobbing children everywhere – what will they do? Can Santa be convinced return to the North Pole to challenge the Pirate Captain? Children and adults are encouraged to participate onstage or from their seats in this improvisational holiday children’s play.
48TH ANNUAL FOURTH AVENUE WINTER STREET FAIR
Saturday & Sunday | 10am-5pm | 4th Ave | Free
Over 300 artists from around the world, 40 decadent food vendors, and over 20 local musicians performing on two stages (no pets permitted). Free Shuttle Service is provided from the Pennington Street Garage. It is also recommended to park along the Modern Streetcar line and using Sun Link.
THE MIRACLE ON CONGRESS ST
Friday 4-9pm | Saturday & Sunday 11am-9pm | 260 E Congress St | Free
A winter wonderland extravaganza! Featuring arts & crafts activities, Christmas music as well as live music performances, and special gift-drive and donation events with charity sponsors. Free Santa photos for all the good little boys and girls.
SMILE WITH SANTA
Friday-Sunday | 12-5pm | Tucson Premium Outlets | Free
The whole family is invited to meet Saint Nick for a free photo opportunity, even four legged friends. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras.
“N.O.E.L.” NIGHT OF EXTRAORDINARY LIGHTS HOLIDAY VILLAGE
Friday-Sunday | 5pm-9pm | Brown Parade Field-Fort Huachuca
This event is open to everyone. Some of the activities include: light displays, ice skating rink (skates provided), photos with Santa, holiday movies, letters to the North Pole and more. Concessions will be available to purchase and craft vendors will be available for holiday shopping.
Friday & Saturday | 6pm | La Encantada | Free
The entire family can see snow falling into the beautiful Courtyard. Stop by and sip on yummy hot chocolate provided by Blanco Tacos + Tequila and live music!
A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY
Friday & Saturday 7:30pm | Sunday 2pm | The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre | $15-22
In this staccato dark comedy, Walt conducts a reading of his screenplay about his last days on earth. It's about everyone who loves him so much, and it's about how sad they're going to be when he's gone. Our Studio Series focuses on actor & story in a minimalistic, intimate 30-seat setting-best enjoyed by Scoundrels ages 18 and over.
U OF A MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. ALABAMA
Saturday | 8pm | McKale Center | $25+