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Friday, December 22, 2017

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Turn Tucson into a giant game board with this Family Fun Scavenger Hunt Adventure! Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour/Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history! Play the game, See the sights, and Experience Tucson in a whole new way! www.urbanadventurequest.com/tours/things-to-do/tucson/default.aspx (Save 20%/Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: TUCSONHAPPENINGS)

Murder at the Magic Show!
Get Tickets for the Dinner Theater Playhouse! Every Friday & Saturday Night at 6:30PM/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 ()

~Sleuthing Santa!
There's a problem at the North Pole! While reviewing inventory, Santa found several gifts have gone missing/He's started investigating and belives there is a rogue elf smuggling toys to kids on the naughty list/Only problem is, it is 11PM on Christmas Eve and Santa doesn't have enough time to sort through the evidence, follow the clues and figure out the fraud before he leaves on his sled. Can your team ensure all the good boys and girls get their gifts by finding the missing gifts and identifying the rogue elf before Santa leaves? Fun for adults and kids! 406 N. Church Ave. 222-7395 www.aceofescape.com/Christmas-Room.html Promo code: Promo code 2017 for 17% off (By appointment only)

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Enjoy a new, fun & challenging experience at Tucson’s ! 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! with 2 locations: 48 N. Tucson Blvd. #101 & 406 N. Church Ave. 222-7395 www.AceOfEscape.com Promo code: Promo code 2017 for 17% off (By appointment only)

Children’s Desert Art Class (Activity) 10:30AM
Children of all ages are invited to meet our ranger/nature artist Maria at the Visitor Center to create their own holiday greeting cards-Reservations are recommended/Saguaro National Park (East) 3693 S Old Spanish Rd. 733-5153 (Park Entrance fee applies $15 per vehicle/weekly pass-both districts of the park)

Christmas in the Big Apple! 12:00PM
3 Times: Noon, 3PM & 6PM/It’s the winter of 1933 and with the holidays approaching, the natives of “The Big Apple” are getting inthe Christmas spirit-Well, not quite all of them/Wealthy socialite Vonda De Cringe has set her sights on a take-over of Pennypacker’s Department Store/To realize her nefarious scheme, she plans to disrupt the holiday shopping season by taking over the store/If she has her way, this will be the last year...“Pennypacker’s Means Christmas!” Will Ms. De Cringe be the worm who turns the Big Apple rotten to the core…or will the holiday spirit triumph? Adults $20.95/Seniors, Students, Military $18.95/Children $10.95/ 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428 www.TheGaslightTheatre.com

Canyon Quilters 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Bring your quilts and join with other quilters to share projects and problems-All are welcome/Kirk-Bear Canyon Library 8959 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 594-5275

Santa Experience 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Santa will be available for Free photos and visits in Mountain Court from Noon-5PM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December through Christmas Eve/Tucson Premium Outlets 6401 Marana Center Blvd. 385-7726

Holiday Eats Arts and Crafts Festival 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Before you walk or take a ride through Winterhaven Festival of Lights, take some time to enjoy the fabulous food and shop the finest artisans who offer their unique, handcrafted items/This event benefits the Masons’ and their numerous charities/Mason Lodge #4 3590 N. Country Club (corner of Prince and Country Club)

Wildflowers of Sabino Canyon Slideshow and Talk 1:00PM - 1:45PM
Free/Sabino Canyon Visitors Center 5900 N. Sabino Canyon Rd. 749-2861

Tucson Petting Zoo! 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Santa Claus will be at the farm! No extra cost to see Santa it is just the normal cost of the petting zoo, $8 a person/That includes food for all the animals and full tour! Come down and say "Hi" to Santa and meet capybaras, tortoise, goats, chickens, porcupines and lots more! s 2405 W. Wetmore Rd. 399-6555 www.tucsonpettingzoo.com

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 3:00PM
$33 & up/Centennial Hall 1020 E University Blvd. 621-3341

Lizards are Hot, Lizards are Cool (Talk) 3:15PM - 3:45PM
Lizards are small denizens of the desert that are a critical component of our desert community/Find out what it means when they do pushups or exhibit other odd behaviors-Wheelchair accessible/Saguaro National Park (West) 2700 N. Kinney Rd. 733-5158 (Park Entrance fee applies $15 per vehicle/weekly pass-both districts of the park)

Two for One Admission 4:00PM - 8:00PM
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)

Friday Food, Fun and Flix 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy Holiday movies under the stars, dinner from popular Tucson Food Trucks including popcorn and fun pre-movie activities, including lawn games, table tennis and human size board games/Free Photos with Santa from 5PM-8PM Bring your camera! Movie: A Christmas Story 6PM/Downtown in Jacome Plaza 100 N Stone Ave. 268-9030

The Miracle on Congress St. 4:00PM - 9:00PM
A winter wonderland extravaganza! Featuring Free arts & crafts activities; Christmas music as well as live music performances; and special gift-drive and donation events with our charity sponsors/Free Santa photos with all the good little boys and girls (Times Vary) Miracle on Congress Street 260 E. Congress St. (Facebook at Miracle on Congress St)

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/ 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com

Santa Is Coming To Little Anthony's Diner! 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Bring some canned food to donate to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and get your photo with Santa! Little Anthony's Diner 7010 E Broadway Blvd. 296-0456 www.littleanthonysdiner.com

Enchanted Snowfall 6:00PM
The entire family can see snow falling into the beautiful Courtyard every Friday and Saturday evening at 6PM and 6:45PM through December 23rd/Stop by and sip on yummy hot chocolate {provided by Blanco Tacos + Tequila} and live music! La Encantada 2905 E. Skyline Dr. 299-3566

68th Annual Winterhaven Festival Of Lights 6:00PM - 10:00PM
December 9th–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. www.winterhavenfestival.org

Murder at the Magic Show! 6:30PM
Get Tickets for the Dinner Theater Playhouse! 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 ()

Adult Painting Class (Bicycle) 6:30PM - 8:30PM
$35/Grab a friend and follow our instructor's step by step instructions while you sip some wine and create your own beautiful masterpiece! 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste. #160 (La Plaza Shoppes) 359-6675 www.creativejuiceartbar.com

Music by Greg Morton & Friends 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Far from the hills of Tennessee, Greg found that the 'high lonesome' sounds of bluegrass music were already reverberating through the canyons of the Sonoran Desert in southern/La Cocina 201 N Court Ave. 365-3053

Trivia for Dummies 6:30PM - 9:00PM
½ price beers awarded each round, $20 Grand Prize! Featuring a Local Food Truck each week/Catalina Brewing Company 6918 North Camino Martin 392-3622

Tucson Roadrunners Hockey vs. Stockton Heat 7:00PM
$11 & up/Tucson Convention Center-Arena 260 S Church Ave. 791-4101

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 (Reservations are required) Saguaro National Park (East) 3693 S Old Spanish Rd. 733-5153 (Park Entrance fee applies $15 per vehicle/weekly pass-both districts of the park)

Twas the Night Before Christmas by Ken Ludwig 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Directed by Maria Gawne/$20/$18/$15 Family friendly and a wonderfully different event for the holiday season! It 'twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!", we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer/Roadrunner Theatre Company 8892 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 207-2491

Ballet Tucson Presents The Nutcracker 7:30PM
$17 & up/Ballet Tucson's beloved production continues its tradition of filling audiences with the joy and wonder of the holiday season.Tucson Convention Center 260 S Church Ave. 791-4101

Keith Secola w/opening act, The Cody Blackbird Band 7:30PM
$15 advance/$20 day of show (reduced rates for youth) Keith Secola is an icon and ambassador of Native music/He is one of the most influential artists in the field today/The Cody Blackbird Band are the 2017 NAMMY Winners for "Group of the Year". Sea of Glass Center for the Arts 330 E. 7th St. 398-2542

Voice of the Prairie 7:30PM
$18/$20 Three actors winningly take on more than 20 roles while guiding the audience through a nostalgic journey of young love on the run and middle-aged longing, a sepia-tinged early America of prairie lands and radio days/Live Theatre Workshop 5317 E Speedway Blvd. 327-4242

Music by Keith Secola 7:30PM
$15 advance/$20 day of show (reduced rates for youth) With opening act, The Cody Blackbird Band/Keith Secola is an icon and ambassador of Native music-He is one of the most influential artists in the field today/The Cody Blackbird Band are the 2017 NAMMY Winners for "Group of the Year" Sea of Glass Center for the Arts 330 E. 7th St. 398-2542

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe 7:30PM - 8:45PM
$5/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! 3244 E. Speedway Blvd. (across from The Loft Cinema) 289-8076 http://bit.ly/UnscrewedEvents (Tickets available online or at the door)

98° at Christmas 8:00PM
$25 & up/Desert Diamond Casino 1100 W Pima Mine Rd-Sahuarita 294-7777

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/ 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com

4th Friday Free Form Fight Night 9:15PM - 10:45PM
Free/4 teams enter-1 team leaves! Four improv teams compete against each other in head-to-head battles with the winners facing off to be crowned the monthly improv victor! Winning teams move on to defend their title next month/ 3244 E. Speedway Blvd. (across from The Loft Cinema) 289-8076 www.unscrewedtheater.org

Freddy Parish’s Country Club 9:30PM - 11:30PM
A weekly night of live country music and dancing every Friday hosted by Club President Freddy Parish/La Cocina 201 N Court Ave. 365-3053

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. 795-0844

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