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Sunday, December 4, 2016

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! (Save 20%/Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: TUCSONHAPPENINGS)

National Cookie Day (Dec 4th) with 25¢ cookies all Week
Whole Foods Market is celebrating for an entire week by offering freshly baked chocolate chip cookies for 25 cents each from Nov. 30th-Dec. 6th/They are available daily while supplies last at all Whole Foods Market stores-limit three per customer!

Improv 101-Fundamentals of Improv OR Improv 201-Intermediate Improv!
Starting the 1st week in January/Each level consists of eight 2.5 hour sessions, along with a showcase performance on stage for your family and friends-at ! Each level is eight weeks long and designed to take a complete novice from zero to funny in 24 weeks flat! Class size is limited to 12 students, so sign up soon! Tuition is a mere $25per student per class-If you pay up front, the price is only $150 AND you get a free t-shirt/ 3244 E. Speedway Blvd. 289-8076 or email for more info

Enjoy a new, fun & challenging experience at Tucson’s ! Our 5 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 & 236 S. Scott Ave. 222-7395 Promo code: 5OFF for $5 Off per person-valid through January 1st (By appointment only)

Sunday Worship 8:00AM
Join us! Sunday services are held in the Chapel at 8AM/Services in the main sanctuary featuring a more traditional worship format at 11AM with organ and choir-Pastors Matt Ashley and Paul Caseman provide the leadership in these settings/The Refuge provides an alternative worship services at 9AM in the Fellowship Hall with the live Cornerstone Band, interactive preaching and dialogue with Pastor Richard Jones/ 2700 E. Speedway Blvd. 327-4296

Guided Bird Walk 8:00AM
(Picnic Area Ramada) Experienced bird guide, Max, leads this bird walk, he'll help you spot and identify various birds that live and visit the park/Novices, seasoned birders, and every experience level of birder enjoy this event/Bring binoculars, and a bird guide (if you have) This walk lasts several hours/Catalina State Park 11570 N. Oracle Rd. 628-5798 (Park Entrance Fee $7 per Vehicle)

Guided Bird Walk at the Environmental Operations Park 8:00AM
Free, donations are appreciated/Walks are led by docents from Southeastern AZ Bird Observatory, Huachuca Audubon Society and the Friends of the San Pedro River/Participation is limited; first come, first served/EOP, E. Hwy. 90 between mileage markers 324 & 325 on the north side of the highway-Depart from viewing platform 417-6960 or 508-4445

1st Sunday Antique Fair 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Free/Dealers offer a wide variety of antiques and collectibles inside the cafeteria and outside on the soccer field/Many items are available including art, jewelry, furniture, books, Native American and much more/Tanque Verde Elementary School, 2600 N. Fennimore Ave. (Call Darletta 243-0386 for space info)

4th Annual Walk for Kids 9:00AM
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern AZ, presented by McDonald’s Local Owner/Featuring family activities in a Kids’ Zone, music, snacks, hot beverages, special appearances by Santa Claus, Ronald McDonald, the UA Pep Band & more/UofA Mall

9:00AM - 11:30AM
Every Sunday Morning/Group of volunteers, mostly families, feed between 100 to 300 homeless and disadvantaged Tucsonans at the Z Mansion downtown/WORKship volunteers also simultaneously staff a clothing bank, help run an extensive first-aid station, entertain their guests, cook a warm meals and whip up over 150 lunch bags for those in need/Z Mansion 288 North Church Ave (Volunteers of all ages-including families-need not call ahead, but are invited to come down to help out any Sunday throughout the year)

9:00AM - 1:00PM
St. Philips Plaza Voted Tucson's Best Farmers' Market 4280 N Campbell Ave 261-6982 ()

Tucson Iron and Metal Art Show and Sale 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Free and open to the public/Showcasing SE AZ artists who use recycled metals as major elements of their work/Tucson Iron and Metal 690 E. 36th Street (Greg 603-2703)

22nd International Holiday Bazaar 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Dec 3rd & 4th/The place in Southern Arizona to find fair trade items from Ten Thousand Villages! This is your opportunity to shop for unusual holiday gifts while helping over 25 nonprofit organizations-Holiday shopping with a conscience! Gifts, Food and Music/St. Michael and All Angels Church 602 N. Wilmot Rd. 866-7292

Winter Open House at Sonoran Glass School 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Free/Explore our studios, gallery, and sculpture garden with friends and family/Shop for handmade glass art jewelry, housewares, ornaments, platters, sculptures, and décor/You can even Make Your Own Glass Art at this event through special in-studio experiences/Proceeds support glass art education in Southern Arizona! Sonoran Glass School 633 W. 18th St. 884-7814

2nd Annual Southwestern Holiday Market 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Free event features vendors with Mata Ortiz pottery, Yaqui masks and authentic southwestern gifts-Come find unique gifts for the holidays/Tucson Desert Art Museum (in the Store) 7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 202-3888

La Fiesta de Tumacácori 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Free/Fiesta presents traditional creations of cultures native to the Santa Cruz Valley/Featuring 50 food and craft booths, continuous live entertainment on stage, and children’s activities/A multicultural Mass, preceded by a traditional procession, is held on Sunday beginning at 10AM/The park is open, including all facilities and the mission church and grounds/Tumacacori National Historic Park 1891 E. Frontage Rd. 377-5064

Holiday Gift & Art Market 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Handmade goods include bracelets and necklaces composed of beads, stones and etched copper/Photographs on canvas and metal, as well as, ceramic and mixed media art for the walls/Clay vessels planted with succulents, native bee homes, innovative bird feeders, iron trellises and ornaments, knitted hats, scarves/Lamps, picture frames and clocks/Functional art includes ceramic mugs, plates & more! Oracle Art Station 1395 W. American Ave-Oracle 896-2980

Oaxacan Woodcarvings Trunk Show 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Free/Award-winning artist Agustín Cruz Prudencio and his brother, Manuel display their fanciful woodcarvings, and offer carving and painting demonstrations throughout the day/The National Parks Store 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr-Oro Valley 622-6014

Holiday Festival of the Arts 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Free/Dec 3rd & 4th/Hosted by Southern AZ Arts & Cultural Alliance Arts & Crafts Festival/one the largest regional art events in Southern AZ/Two day festival features up to 150 artists and exhibitors in all mediums, live music, food vendors, Holiday Tree Lighting and Tuba Christmas as well as family arts activities/Oro Valley Marketplace 12155 N. Oracle Rd-Oro Valley (SAACA 797-3959)

Wildcat Winter 10:30AM
Free/Join the UA BookStores, the UA Cheerleaders and everyone's favorite Wildcats, Wilbur and Wilma, for a family event filled with fun and UA spirit! Don't forget to wear your red and blue! Book Readings-Snap your photo with Santa Wilbur and Wilma against a winter backdrop-Craft making-Learn cheers from the UA Cheerleaders/Student Union Memorial Center BookStore 1209 E University Blvd. (Parking available at 2nd Street Garage, located on the corner of Mountain and 2nd st.)

Hello Party! 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Free & Open to the Public/Sunshine Shop has repurposed the front retail space into a wonderland of contemporary art by regional artists (Albert Chamillard, Andy Burgess, Gavin Hugh Troy, Benito McDonald, Elizabeth Frank & Sharon Holnback), mid-century mod furniture & goods and other fabulous surprises/Sunshine Shop Tucson 2934 East Broadway (located in the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation’s Iconic Hirsh’s Shoes Building) 389-4776

9th Annual Nutcracker Festival! 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Free Event! Bring your Family and Friends to see our collection of over 500 Nutcrackers! Get holiday photos with the Nutcrackers! Santa will be available for photos as well! Private tours welcome/Angelica's Wedding & Event Center 5225 E Speedway Blvd. (Judy 909-4102 or Joseph 222-3236)

Take An Art Excursion 11:00AM - 5:00PM
New Works by Janet K. Burner with the Rillito Quartet playing from 11AM-1PM/Sabino Stoneware Pottery 1019 N. Jacobus Ave. 624-5201

Elf'd....A Holiday Musical! 12:00PM
3 Shows: Noon, 3PM & 6PM/Join the Gaslight Theatre for a family-friendly journey with Dudley the Elf to find the Christmas Spirit/His adventures take him from the North Pole all the way to New York City, where he stumbles upon a plan to ruin Christmas for everyone/Dudley and his friends sing the Christmas Spirit into the hearts of everyone they meet and manage to save Christmas! Santa and his elves join in on the fun and so should you! 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428

Free Santa Experience 12:00PM
Santa will be available for Free photos and visits on Sundays through December 18th/Santa will read holiday stories out loud from Noon-1PM in the Children’s Play Area then head over to Mountain Court near the fireplace, where he will be available for photographs from 1PM-5PM/PET photos with Santa will be allowed from 4PM-5PM/Tucson Premium Outlets 6401 Marana Center Blvd. 385-7726

Guest Artist Opening Reception 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Geri Bringman is the guest artist at the DeGrazia Little Gallery/Original southwestern art ranging in size from 2"x2" to 4ft x 5ft will be featured-Everything from tiny holiday gifts to living room statement pieces will be available for sale/Show runs through Dec 16th/DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun 6300 N. Swan Rd. 299-9191

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree- A Rockin’ Christmas Revue! 12:30PM
$9.95-$19.95/2 Times: 12:30 & 3PM/Join Johnny Christmas and the Reindeer Rockers! The amazing cast of characters will have you dancing and singing along to your favorite seasonal songs, but with a rockin’ twist! With blackout jokes, dancing reindeer, sing-a-longs, and Santa! 13005 N Oracle Rd at Rancho Vistoso Blvd-Oro Valley 529-1000 ()

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree: A Christmas Sing-A-Long 12:30PM
Adult $10-Child $7/An original story by Richard Gremel-With live music by Michael Martinez/It is almost time for Christmas and everything is nearly ready/Everything, that is, but the Christmas cheer. Dance, sing, and rock ’n’ roll while you help Santa, the elves, and a couple of clumsy reindeer raise the cheer in time for Christmas-Join us for our annual Christmas show and make us a part of your Christmas tradition! Live Theatre Workshop 5317 E Speedway Blvd. 327-4242

Tucson Pastel Society Holiday Charity Sale & Show 12:30PM - 2:30PM
"Gifts and Small Gifts of the HeArt" This exhibit combines a regular show, The charity show features many small pastel paintings that will be sold to benefit the Tucson Arts Brigade, an organization supporting art for children and St. Philip's Episcopal Church in the Foothills (On Display through Jan 4th) Murphey Gallery, St. Philip's Espicopal Church 4440 N. Campbell Ave.

Open House at The Museum 12:30PM - 4:30PM
Admission is always free but a canned food donation for the Community Food Bank would be appreciated/Operating 6000 square feet of model trains of all gauges sizes! Ride on our outdoor ride-on train & visit our real railroad caboose/The Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum 3975 N Miller Ave 888-2222

Bingo! 12:45PM
Are you feeling lucky? Do you like to cover numbers with big colorful dots? How about winning $! Open to the Public/Food, Fun, Fellowship! Sabbar Shrine Center 450 S. Tucson Blvd. 624-2509

Ron Zack: Host of Law Review Radio 1:00PM
KVOI the VOICE 1230am See Ron's monthly article in Tucson Happenings!

The Sound of Music 1:00PM
$29 & up/2 Shows: 1PM & 6:30PM/A brand new production, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien/Centennial Hall 1020 E. University Blvd. 621-3341

Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet 1:00PM
Free/Miranda DeBretto, flute; Amy Shea, oboe; Chase Miller, clarinet; Philip Hill, bassoon and Jason Pfiester, horn/UA Fred Fox School of Music-Holsclaw Hall 1017 N Olive Rd. 621-1162

Tucson Festival of Books Preview: 'Worlds of Words' 1:00PM
You are invited to a special preview of authors and illustrators for children and teens coming to the Tucson Festival of Books in March 2017/Participate in stations set up around Worlds of Words to gather ideas and resources: Take in brief book talks and introductions to the books and festival authors/Gather info to use in introducing these books and authors to children and teens/Sign up for author visits/Receive festival bookmarks, flyers and info/UofA College of Education-Room 453 1430 E. Second St. 621-9340

Author Tom Hawks Book Signing 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Chance and Circumstance: A Chance Colt Literary Mystery by Tom Hawks/Mostly Books 6208 E. Speedway at Wilmot 571-0110

Merry Carnival! 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Free/Join Us for an afternoon of food, music, games and entertainment for Single Parent Families! A Stocking for every child! Puppet Show, Carnival Games & more! Pima Community College Social Services Community Organization class/Held at the Boys & Girls Club 1375 N. El Rio Dr. (Call Sajni Patel 730-4073 to Register)

Flandrau Planetarium Shows 1:00PM - 5:00PM
We Are Stars 1PM/Touring the Solar System 2PM/SEASON OF LIGHT 3PM/Tucson Sky and Beyond 4PM/UA Science Flandrau Planetarium 1601 E University Blvd. 621-STAR

Born Yesterday 1:30PM
$28/Delectably witty, screwball comedy about a corrupt junk dealer named Harry Brock, who tries to get ahead in Washington, D.C. Hoping to bribe a few senators to help him with a crooked business scheme, Harry decides his dim-witted girlfriend, Billie Dawn, needs some tutoring so he can achieve his goal/Arizona Repertory Theatre-Marroney Theatre 1025 N Olive Rd. 621-1162

Here & Now: Student Spotlight 1:30PM
$12-$25/Let our students lift your spirits as we present an evening of choreography by the best and brightest of our 150 undergraduate and graduates/Here the dance faculty step aside and cheer with you as these young artists step into the spotlight with work that is newly created just for this moment/UofA Stevie Eller Dance Theatre 1737 E University Blvd. 621-1162

Olate Dogs 2:00PM
$20-$50, All Ages/Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dog tricks, human acrobatics and humor/The Rialto Theatre 318 E Congress St. 740-1000

Boston Marriage by David Mamet 2:00PM
Tickets are $22/with discounts available/Presented by Something, Something Theatre-A witty, incisive satire of decorous vulgarity, barely repressed desire and class hostility, set amid the confines of Victorian Era Boston/Community Playhouse 1881 N. Oracle Rd. 468-6111

Tucson Symphony Orchestra-All Beethoven 2:00PM
$15 & up/Tucson Music Hall 260 S Church Ave. 791-4101 (TSO Box Office 882-8585)

Democracy & Dissent Book Group 2:00PM
(1st Sundays) A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn/Through vibrant portraits of ordinary people who are motivated to effect real and dramatic change, two Pulitzer Prize winners demonstrate how typical citizens can drive the momentum of worthy solutions to our world's most pressing social problems/Antigone Books 411 N. 4th Ave. 792-3715

Petanque in the Park 2:00PM
Tucson Petanque Club/Learn and play the French game of petanque (pay-TONK) is a form of boules in which metal (rather than wooden) balls are thrown (rather than rolled) while the player stands with both feet firmly planted/A game consists of a series of rounds, and is played to the winning score of 13/We play at the Reid Park bandshell terrain at 2PM on Sunday afternoons through April/Visitors and beginners welcome! (Steve Ferg 664-4133 for more info)

Foothills Philharmonic Winter Concert 2:00PM - 4:00PM
$10 adults/$5 children 12 & younger~Available only at the door/Come and enjoy an afternoon filled with music! The orchestra has 80+ members, in the age range from pre-teen to octogenarian/They include professional musicians, teachers, business people, doctors, engineers, homemakers, students and more/Catalina Foothills High School 4300 E. Sunrise Dr.

A Tucson Pastorela 2:30PM
$10-$26/The shepherds and their flock embark on a harrowing journey to find el baby Jesus, but must make it past Lucifer and her minions' traps fueled by disguises. Alas, Archangel Michael and his sidekick Gabriel are in tow with a few disguises of their own to outsmart those nasty devils and help bring Christmas cheer! Temple of Music & Art Cabaret Theater 330 S Scott Ave. 882-7406

A Christmas Survival Guide 3:00PM
With the Christmas season already here-in shops and in magazine ads-there's a sense of frantic and stressful times ahead/But fear not, armed with an optimistic attitude and a ticket to see this musical-You're guaranteed to overcome, enjoy, and still love this season through all the chaos! Tickets are $18 to $25 or at Tickets will be sold at the door as available/Any questions, including information on group sales of 10 or more, can be emailed to: or call 520-505-1856 St. Francis Theatre 4625 E. River Rd. Tucson (northwest corner of River Rd. & Swan Rd)

"Old Friends and New" 3:00PM
Free Classical Concert with Civic Orchestra of Tucson! Tchaikovsky~Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy/Borodin~Polovtsian Dances/Two works featuring COT cellist Rahşan Apay-Durdağ/Tchaikovsky~Nocturne for Cello and Orchestra/Glazunov~Chant du Ménestrel for Cello and Orchestra/Prokofiev~Overture on Jewish Themes, Op. 34/Schubert~Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished" Vistoso Community Church 1200 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd-Oro Valley (COT 730-3371)

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play 3:00PM
$20/$18 Watch as the stage is transformed into a 1940s radio studio, where Live Theatre Workshop puts its stamp on this classic story through dozens of character voices and live Foley sound effects-You'll be reintroduced to Kris Kringle, the charming Macy's mascot put on trial for claiming to be the real Santa Claus/Live Theatre Workshop 5317 E Speedway Blvd. 327-4242

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony 3:00PM
And USS Arizona Mall Memorial Dedication in front of the Student Union Memorial Center/This new memorial was designed as a full-scale outline of the famous ship's deck, and honors those who lost their lives aboard the ship during the attack 75 years ago on December 7th 1941/The program will also include guest speakers and performances by UA students/Free & Open to the Public

Randy Roberts Live! 3:00PM
$30/Drag Queen Randy Roberts was featured on NBC television's “America's Got Talent” He will pay tribute to some of the world’s most loved performers including Bette Midler and audience favorite: Consuela-The Latin Showgirl! Come “Cher” and kick-off the holiday spirit with our world renowned female illusionist/Invisible Theatre 1400 N First Ave. at Drachman 882-9721

Pima Community College Orchestra Winter Concert 3:00PM
Tickets $6 with discounts available/Presenting a concert of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky under the direction of Dr. Alexander Tentser/Program will conclude with the potpourri of the popular themes from the "Harry Potter" series composed by John Williams/PCC Center for the Arts-West Campus 2202 W. Anklam Rd. 206-6986

Tucson Jazz Society Sunday Jam 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Brother John's BBQ 1801 N Stone Ave. 867-6787

William Wolfe Guitar Award Recital 4:00PM
$10/$7/$5 Four undergrads compete for cash and a guitar/The finalists are: Miguel Arvizu, Lucas Carballeira, Graesyn Spiers, Noah Weig-Pickering, with an honorary mention going to Angel Duran/UA Fred Fox School of Music-Holsclaw Hall 1017 N Olive Rd. 621-1655

Cat Lover's Holiday Celebration 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Featuring paw-tapping music from local songsters Ron Pandy and Denise Lane, animal trivia games (all players win prizes!) special desserts, silent auction items, and raffles/Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 18, or 12 cans of Friskies/Free admission for PAWSitively CATS volunteers-Admission includes door prize raffle ticket/Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club 4001 N Country Club Rd. (Benefit for PAWSitively Cats No-Kill Shelter 289-2747)

The LoBros Holiday Concert 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Cover $10, Children 12 and under free! Get into the holiday spirit with the LoBros/Your favorite LoBrofied holiday tunes, Fun, laughs, dancing, and a few special surprises in store for the evening~Full bar and tacos available/La Cocina 201 N. Court Ave. 622-0351

Luminaria Nights 5:30PM - 8:30PM
$12/$6 Take a stroll down a path lit with traditional luminarias and delight in the trees and decorations lit with thousands of twinkling lights/Featuring local musicians, dancers and school groups/Tucson Botanical Gardens 2150 N. Alvernon Way 326-9686

Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra in Concert 7:00PM
Free/It is a musical world tour in an hour! UA Fred Fox School of Music-Holsclaw Hall 1017 N Olive Rd. 621-1655

Fiddler On The Roof (Preview) 7:00PM
$30 & up/Join us for this richly heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family/Featuring such Broadway classics as “To Life,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” this uplifting 50th Anniversary Celebration production raises its cup to joy! To love! To life! Temple of Music & Art 330 S Scott Ave. (ATC 884-8210)

Music by Snailmate 7:00PM - 11:00PM
$4/With Cicada Killers-The King Stones-The Time Being/ 915 W. Prince Rd. 393-3598

Luis Roberto Rubalcaba Cota, piano 7:30PM
Free/Bachelor of Music Recital/UA Fred Fox School of Music-Crowder Hall 1017 N Olive Rd. 621-1655

Reveille Men's Chorus Concert 7:30PM
$27/$16 Join Reveille Men's Chorus for a night of holiday fun and cheer! "Making Spirits Bright" brings the joy of the season together with the warmth of the human spirit for a musical treat that only Reveille can deliver/TCC Leo Rich Theater 180 S Church Ave. 791-4101

Ynot Karaoke 10:00PM
Free/Cap off your weekend the right way, singing with your friends! Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848

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