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Murder at the Magic Show! TONIGHT!
Give us a call to confirm date and to Get Tickets before they sell out! Classic Comedy Murder Mystery! Partake in an abundance of the best magic, mystery, murder and mayhem that Tucson has to offer/Enjoy all the madcap antics with tons of opportunity for audience volunteer interaction and participation creating a veritable plethora of downright fun! See a volunteer from the audience sawn in half/You'll be mystified, amazed and filled with non-stop laughter! Enjoy a delicious actor-served candle-lit 3-course dinner with a hilarious murder mystery 3-act play and a magic show! Marrying the best of two of the most popular live theater performing arts genres with an executive chef prepared fine dining experience; this dinner show is sure to please! Mystery & Magic Dinner Theater Playhouse at Skyline Country Club 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr. 861-4800 or 800-266-4800 for tickets www.MysteryDinner.Theater (SEE MYSTERY & MAGIC ARTICLE)
Ace of Escape!
Enjoy a new, fun & challenging experience at Tucson’s Ace of Escape! Our 7 escape rooms offer a live experience where groups of two or more are locked in a keenly decorated room or series of rooms/Participants are challenged to use their knowledge, creativity, and problem-solving skills in a collaborative setting/Race against the clock to find all the clues, solve all the puzzles and unlock the final key to escape-Whether you escape or fail, your group will leave smiling and wanting to do more! Ace of Escape 406 N. Church Ave. 222-7395 www.AceOfEscape.com Promo code: CLUE with 15% off (By appointment only)
Geminids Meteor Shower
Late tonight into early morning on Dec 14th www.simplemost.com/geminid-meteor-shower-peaks-december-14
Sun Tran’s Holiday Toy Drive To “Stuff-The-Bus” 6:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun Tran and KGUN 9 Television have joined forces for a Stuff-the-Bus event to benefit the Salvation Army Christmas Gift Distribution Program. The community is encouraged to contribute new unwrapped toys, which will be given to local families this holiday season/Walmart 7150 E. Speedway at Kolb Rd. www.suntran.com/stuff_bus13.php
Guided Bird Walk 8:00AM
Join experienced bird guides Nancy and Steve/They will help participants spot and identify the various birds that visit and live in the Catalina Mountains/This is an event for novices, seasoned birders and for every experience level of birder/Please bring binoculars, and a bird guide (guide not mandatory) Meet at picnic area ramada/Catalina State Park 11570 N. Oracle Rd. 628-5798 (Park Entrance Fee $7 per Vehicle)
Book Sale 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Friends of the Pima County Public Library 2230 N. Country Club Rd. 795-3763
Guided Bird Walk at OSP 8:15AM
Join volunteer guide Mary Ellen each first and second Friday morning through April/Oracle is a beautiful, quiet park at about 4500 feet elevation, with different habitat than Tucson, offering a chance to see higher elevation species-Meet at the Kannally Ranch House parking lot/Oracle State Park 3820 Wildlife Dr-Oracle (Free with park admission: $7 per vehicle) 896-2425
Sparrow Workshop 9:00AM - 12:00PM
$15/Sparrows are the classic LBJs (‘little brown jobs’) that drive some birders to despair. This workshop aims to remove the confusion and improve your sparrow-identification skills by focusing on size, structure, behavior, and habitat-Ages 12 and up/Historic Canoa Ranch 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Rd-Green Valley 724-5375 for registration info
Tucson Petting Zoo! 9:00AM - 5:00PM
$8 a person/Includes food for all the farm animals and emus! $12 includes all the farm animals and exotic animal tour. Come down and meet capybaras, tortoise, goats, chickens, porcupines and lots more! Funny Foot Farms 2405 W. Wetmore Rd. 399-6555 www.tucsonpettingzoo.com OR www.facebook.com/FunnyFootFarm
Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Over 40 artists will display their unique art and craft. Bring your shopping list - chat with the friendly artists and have a wonderful shopping experience/Fundraiser for the Marine Corp League Detachment 007 Tucson/Oracle Plaza 6346 N Oracle (southeast corner Orange Grove & Oracle) 668-9710
50th Annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Free/Fair takes place along 4th Avenue between 9th St. and University Blvd/Artists from around the world, decadent food vendors, local musicians performing on two stages (no pets permitted) Free Shuttle Service is provided from the Pennington Street Garage and the Tyndal Avenue Garage by VIP Taxi/We also recommend parking along the Modern Streetcar line and using Sun Link!
Gather A Vintage Market (Theme: Family Gatherings) 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Gather is a monthly four-day event, with a new theme each month, featuring vintage and antique items for the home and garden/We have free admission and parking/located at 657 W. St. Mary’s Rd. next to Eco Gro plant nursery (just east of I-10) 878-7215
Strings Attached Knitting Meet-Up 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Free range knitters and crocheters of every skill level share conversation, inspiration, patterns and perspectives in a lively atmosphere of fiber and fun/Dusenberry-River Library 5605 E. River Rd. 594-5345
Investigation of the 1000 Year Old Rock Art! (Walk: 45 minutes, ¼ mile) 11:15AM
Become a Rock Art Detective and investigate the who, when, and how mysteries of the 1000 year old Hohokam Petroglyphs-Meet at Signal Hill at 11:15AM/Plan for 20 minutes of driving time to location from the visitor center-An optional 1/4 mile hike will follow the program, discussing some of the common plants and animals found here in the desert/Saguaro National Park (West) 2700 N. Kinney Rd. 733-5158 (Park Entrance fee applies $20 per vehicle/weekly pass-both districts of the park)
The Secret Santa! 12:00PM
4 Times: Noon, 3PM, 6PM & 8:30PM $23.95/$21.95/$13.95/It’s Christmas season in the 60’s in Merryville, but not everybody is feeling the holiday cheer. Barkley Simpson, a local businessman has weaseled his way up the ladder to become the right-hand man to the owner of the Cogsworth Toy Factory. Simpson has convinced CC Cogsworth, that it’s no longer about toys and holiday cheer, but instead, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY! Join the great citizens of Merryville as they laugh, sing, and dance their way to stopping the bad guys, saving the toy factory and making this THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER! The Gaslight Theatre 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428 (SEE THE SECRET SANTA ARTICLE) www.TheGaslightTheatre.com
Canyon Quilters 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Bring your quilts and join with other quilters to share projects-All are welcome/Kirk-Bear Canyon Library 8959 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 594-5275
Annual Book Sale 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Stop by Worlds of Words to browse the 2018-9 titles available at the Annual Book Sale! We have tons of new books for children and teens (marked down at super great prices), so come take a look before they’re all gone! UofA College of Education-Worlds of Words 1430 E Second St. Room #453 621-9340
Saguaro Time Hike (Guided Hike) 1:00PM
What was it like to live in a Cactus Forest? What do people do in this valley today? And what about an uncertain future? Explore all three eras on a short hike to the Loma Verde Copper Mine historic site-Comfortable walking shoes and water are recommended/Saguaro National Park (East) 3693 S Old Spanish Rd. 733-5153 (Park Entrance fee applies $20 per vehicle/weekly pass-both districts of the park)
Artists Reception 4:00PM - 7:00PM
“Wee Wonders” A show of 8” x 8” and smaller paintings by prominent Tucson gallery artists: Linda Ahearn, Zulia Gotay de Anderson, Santos Barbosa, Brian Beamish, Rose Collins,Francisco Franklin,Tom Murray,Barry Sapp, Doug Shelton, Alexandria Winslow….Also introducing Victoria Taylor Gore a new artist to the gallery from Texas-Her pastels are “interiors capturing moments of peace and quiet” Jane Hamilton Fine Art 2890 E Skyline Dr. Suite 180 (Southwest corner of Skyline & Campbell) 529-4886
Opening Exhibit 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Opening of New Clay Vessels by Ariella Peskin Owens/In her pots, Ariella explores personal thought through meditative acts and loosely intentioned design/Tucson Clay Co-op 3326 North Dodge Blvd. 917-705-3803
All You Can Eat Fish Fry $6! 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Also Specials on Shrimp Baskets, Steak Fingers, Chicken Tenders, Wings, Fries and Onion Rings. Prices ranging from $3.75-$6/Oysters On The Half Shell $10 per dozen/Nevada Smith's Saloon 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com
SANTA is at Little Anthony's Diner! 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Bring in a can of food to donate to the Community Food Bank and get a FREE photo with Santa Claus ☃️! Little Anthony's Diner 7010 E Broadway 296-0456 www.littleanthonysdiner.com
Holiday Nights 5:30PM - 8:30PM
$16/$5 for kids 5-12/kids under 5 free/Fun for everyone! Stroll along paths garlanded with over a million twinkling lights while musicians and artists perform throughout the Gardens/Who can resist a sing-along or viewing the stars through a telescope? You’re sure to enjoy the many distinct performances located throughout the gardens while you sip hot chocolate and enjoy tasty treats! Tohono Chul 7366 N. Paseo del Norte 742-6455
Winter Waterland: Light Show & Festivities 5:30PM - 8:30PM
This event is free to the public and will feature kids activities, performers, vendors and more! At 6:15PM the splash pad will debut a holiday colored water show/Showings of Frosty’s Winter Wonderland will begin at 6:30PM/Crossroads at Silverbell District park 7548 N. Silverbell Rd. (Marana 382-1999)
Luminaria Nights powered by TEP 5:30PM - 8:30PM
$18/$9 Come experience what will be our most magical Luminaria Nights yet/The Poinsettia Pavilion features a 10’ poinsettia tree, an enhanced Winter Wonderland: Our Garden Snowfall Experience, 3,500+ luminarias, 24+ Korean lanterns, the Grinch, and Santa’s Mailbox/Incredible Live Music throughout the gardens/Tucson Botanical Gardens 2150 N. Alvernon Way 326-9686 for ticket info
Zoo Lights 2019 6:00PM
$10 Adults/$6 Children (2-14) Children under 2 are free/Presented by Tucson Electric Power-Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the twinkling lights of Tucson’s favorite holiday tradition. Over one million twinkling lights illuminate the beautiful Zoo grounds with sounds of the season flowing throughout the Zoo! Reid Park Zoo 3400 Zoo Court 791-3204
Applause for Paws 6:30PM
$10, 21+/The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is partnering with the O Comedy Lounge to bring you a night of laughs/The evening will be hosted by the fabulous Miss Nature and featuring Sarah Kennedy & Autumn Horvat; two local comedians who will make your paws giggle! Meet Adoptable Pups, Win Raffle Prizes, and More! www.hssaz.org/laugh
Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas 6:30PM
$19.50 & up/Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s “A Very Electric Christmas.” Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship, and hope set to timeless holiday hits including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky/Please note, this show takes place in complete darkness and may not be suitable for very young children/Fox Tucson Theatre 17 W. Congress 547-3040
Adult Painting Class (Christmas Magic) 6:30PM - 8:30PM
$29/painter, Grab a friend and follow our instructor's step by step instructions while you sip some wine and create your own beautiful masterpiece! Creative Juice 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste. #160 (La Plaza Shoppes) 359-6675 www.creativejuiceartbar.com
Lessons & Carols by Candlelight 7:00PM
$25/True Concord brings you the gift of beauty and peace, continuing its tradition of new and traditional carols/Surround yourself with warmth, the light of candles, the velvet sound of voices, and the community of people joined together to celebrate the beauty and mystery of a gift given fully from the heart/Experience the gift of music inspired by the Magi in this annual tradition of Lessons & Carols by Candlelight, telling the Christmas story through readings and song/St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church-600 S La Canada Dr-Green Valley (True Concord 401-2651)
Food, Fun and Flix at Jacome Plaza 7:00PM
“Elf” Join Visit Tucson and Cox for holiday movies outdoors on a giant inflatable screen! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and jackets, and get ready for this FREE family (and pet) friendly movie/Food vendors will be serving up hot chocolate and popcorn. You are also welcome to bring your own food/Jacome Plaza 101 N. Stone Ave.
Night Walk (Guided Walk) 7:00PM
Join a park naturalist for this easy two-hour hike to explore and experience the Sonoran Desert at night/Dress for the weather-Comfortable walking shoes, water and a flashlight are recommended/Saguaro National Park (East) 3693 S Old Spanish Rd. 733-5153 (Park Entrance fee applies $20 per vehicle/weekly pass-both districts of the park) Reservations Required
The Legend of La Befana 7:00PM - 8:00PM
$10/Presented by Red Herring Puppets in collaboration with Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance/La Befana is the beloved Italian Santa Claus who offers gifts to all the children of the world/After witnessing a blacklight dream of magical stars, a spectacular procession of animals and a visit from the three Magi, Befana leaves in search of a miraculous child/On her journey during the Year One, she encounters a Celtic bard, an Egyptian priestess, a Buddhist monk, a Chinese merchant, and Mayan Indians~She never finds the Christ child but is content recognizing the goodness in all children/Catalyst at the Tucson Mall 4500 N Oracle Rd. (lower level between Dillard's and Sears) SACCA for ticket info 797-3959
Music for the Soul Dance Party! 7:00PM - 9:30PM
$13.50/Looking for some music for your soul, and maybe even your dancing feet? The George Howard Motown and Soul Review joins us at The Gaslight Music Hall for one of our famous dance parties! The front section will be cleared out for your dancing pleasure and from Rock, Jazz, Blues, Pop, R&B and Motown, you will find the best party music in town! The Gaslight Music Hall 13005 N. Oracle Rd. at Rancho Vistoso Blvd-Oro Valley 529-1000 www.gaslightmusichall.com
The BEST Karaoke at Sabbar Shrine 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Grab your friends and come down to Sabbar Shrine for the most fun Karaoke in Tucson with the World Famous Debbie! Second and Fourth Fridays/Sabbar Shrine Center 450 S. Tucson Blvd. 624-2509
$50 & up/Presented by the Arizona Theatre Company/Packed with memorable songs from “Willkommen,” “Perfectly Marvelous,” “I Don’t Care Much,” and, of course, “Cabaret,” Cabaret is a story that remains remarkably timely, particularly in today’s political environment/Temple of Music & Art 330 S. Scott Ave. (ATC Box Office 622-2823)
PCC Dance Signature Selections 7:30PM
Tickets are $10 with discounts available/Each piece is inspired by Disney music, from the classics to more current shows/Signature Selections will feature more student choreography than any other show in the history of the Dance program, with over 20 numbers from more than a dozen students vying for a spot in the performance/Pima Community College Center for the Arts-West Campus 2202 West Anklam Rd. 206-6986
Apples in Winter 7:30PM
$25, $20 Seniors & Active Military, $5 Students & Teachers with ID/Presented by Something Something Theatre/We are with a woman baking a small pie in a kitchen not her own/The room is bare, institutional/There are no chairs-A knife is attached to the work table with a wire/This is the story of a mother's deepest love and most grievous pain/Community Playhouse 1881 N. Oracle (five blocks S of Grant, entrance on 13th St.) 468-6111 for ticket info
Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed! Family-Friendly Improv 7:30PM
$8 for adults & $5 for kids/As always, we’ll take your suggestions and turn them into comedy scenes and games that are seen once then never again/Plus we’ll keep it clean – so the whole family can enjoy the night together! Unscrewed Theater 4500 E Speedway Blvd. #39 298-8076 www.unscrewedtheater.org
Rejoice and Be Merry! 7:30PM
$18 in advance, $20 at the door/Students admitted Free/Arizona Repertory Singers returns to its choral roots this December with traditional holiday favorites and fun and festive new music/St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 3738 N. Old Sabino Canyon Rd. (ARS 792-8141)
Kenny G & The Project Band 9:00PM
Free Event, 21+/Motown, Soul, Funk, R&B, Top 40, Latin, Country and Blues/Casino Del Sol-Tropico 5655 W Valencia Rd. 765-7829
Free Form Friday! 9:00PM
FREE Admission! Contains adult language & situations/Unscrewed Theater’s monthly “Free Form Friday” series provides a place for different types of comedy to happen! Could be long form improv, short form improv, comedy sketch, and more! Unscrewed Theater 4500 E Speedway Blvd. #39 298-8076 www.unscrewedtheater.org
Karaoke with Martha! 9:00PM
Tell her the name of the song or the artist and she's got it! There is always room in the rotation and great voices of all ages! The show doesn't stop until 2AM/Nevada Smith's Saloon 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com
Cult Classics-Gremlins (PG) 10:00PM
$8/$6 (1984) In Joe Dante’s wickedly funny, deliciously scary Gremlins, a lovable, furry little Christmas gift multiplies into a horde of nasty, scaly little Christmas gifts, and the holidays will never be the same again! The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-0844
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