Entertainment Magazine: Tucson: Events: 2010: December

Tucson December 2010 Events day by day

December is one of the most active months of the year, despite that it is also the coldest. Although daytime temperatures average in the 70F range, evening events are also widely attended- such as the annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights, from December 11-26, 2010.

For fifty-nine years, the residents of Winterhaven have hosted the Festival as  their gift to the community. However, the event is a fundraiser for the Tucson Community Food Bank.

Please consider bringing canned food or making a donation when arriving. Food Bank volunteers will be at the Country Club and Ft Lowell entrances. 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm each night.

Winterhaven is located in central Tucson. The neighborhood is bordered by Prince on the North, Country Club on the East, Ft Lowell Blvd on the South, and Tucson Blvd on the West.  Entrances into the neighborhood during the Festival are off  Ft Lowell and Prince. Visitors may walk all nights. Visitors can drive through on nights of December 14th, 16th and 26th.

Another Tucson tradition during the holidays is the 40th Annual Fourth Avenue Fall Street Fair during the weekend of December 10 through 12, 2010. The 4th Ave. Street Fair is held near downtown between Ninth St. and University Blvd. feature more than 400 arts and craft booths, food booths and entertainment.

For all Christmas and Channukah holiday related events in December.

December 2010 Daily Events in Tucson

Tucson Christmas and Hanukkah events

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hanukkah in Tucson. Check for Hannukah events at the Jewish Community Center. Tucson JCC at http://www.tucsonjcc.org/calendar/.

See more Tucson Hanukkah events.

Fridy, December 3, 2010

Jer Coons will perform at the Vail Theatre of the Arts in Tucson on Friday, December 3, 2010, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Up-and-coming pop rock superstar from Vermont, Jer Coons, has been making quite a splash.  His CD "Speak" was featured in 600 Hollister stores in June. Armed with drop-dead catchy melodies, boyish good looks, and several hit singles, Jer is going places! Catch him while you still can in the intimacy of this 593 seat theatre on the southeast side of Tucson.   Visit http://www.vtota.org for more information, links to his videos, and concert tickets.  Or Text VTOTA to 41411.

Weekend of December 4-5, 2010

Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts held at the Oro Valley Marketplace. Arts and crafts of all kinds will be on display and available for sale at a two-day Oro Valley Festival of the Arts, December 4 and 5 in Southern Arizona's largest outdoor shopping center. Dozens of local artists will showcase jewelry, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and more in what should be an excellent shopping opportunity for folks looking for that one-of-a-kind gift this holiday season. Admission to the event is free of charge. The festival, will take place at Oro Valley Marketplace (southwest corner of Tangerine and Oracle roads). Various food vendors will provide sweet treats, baked goods and a variety of all-American fare to hungry festival-goers. Holiday music will piped throughout the outdoor festival, and Santa Claus himself will make a special appearance (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) both days. The Oro Valley Marketplace is built on a 115-acre site at Oracle and Tangerine roads in Oro Valley.

More than 150 artists and artisans will take part; festival attendees will find unparalleled variety and quality. Featured work will include jewelry, ceramics, painting, glass, photography, baked goods, crafts, fiber and more. Artists will be showing and selling their own work. All proceeds from the Festival of the Arts will benefit the education programs of the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. This event will also feature a food drive to benefit those in need during the Holiday Season. Gift Wrapping will be available on site for all attendees! There will also be a special appearance from Santa Claus!

It is the first Arizona retail destination integrated with a restored riparian habitat and boasts a trail system feeding into the revered Catalina Mountains. Opened in 2008, the Marketplace features 800,000 square feet of retail, entertainment and dining destinations. Find out more online www.orovalleymarketplace.com

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Eagle and the Archaeologists: Charles Lindbergh and the 1929 Southwest Aerial Photographic Survey at the Arizona Historical Society. Erik Berg, Award-winning Historian and Author. Famed aviator Charles Lindbergh is best known for his flight across the Atlantic in the 'Spirit of Saint Louis.'  Few people realize that he also played an important role in archaeology. Berg’s presentation tells the story of the Lindbergh's adventures and features photographs of Arizona’s famous landmarks and small prehistoric sites. For more information or to register, please contact Emily Spargo-Guererro at (520) 617-1153 or [email protected] or visit us online at www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org Free parking in the garage at the northeast corner of N. Euclid Ave. and E. 2nd St. Use E. 2nd St. entrance.

7th Annual Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry, Arts & Craft Sale at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society Clubhouse 9 AM. Minerals, fossils, jewelry, and arts & crafts sale featuring unique items presented by the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society at the TGMS Clubhouse, 3727 E. Blacklidge  Drive. 4:00 p.m. 520-322-5773

Tucson Holiday Doll Show & Sale at Randolph Park Hotel 9:30 AM. Antique, Vintage, Modern, Reproduction & Art Dolls, Accessories, Parts & Supplies Restringing & Repair Identification & Appraisals Grand Prize Raffle to Benefit Charity Tucson Diaper Bank.

Sol Casinos 6th Annual Tamal & Heritage Festival at Sol Casinos/Amphitheater 10 AM . Sol Casinos 6TH Annual Tamal & Heritage Festival. Experience the rich flavors of the tamal, an Old Pueblo favorite! Don’t miss a full day of live entertainment, art and culture.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hanukkah Episode Premiere FREE! 7:30 (PANCAKE BREAKFAST) 9 A.M. The morning includes a pancake breakfast, a viewing of the video, a Hanukkah sing-a-long and special surprise visitor from Sesame Street. Tucson Jewish Community Center, JCC website: http://www.tucsonjcc.org/2010/11/

December 6 and 7, 2010

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY By Scott Carter. Invisible Theater at 7:30 pm. Cast: Roberto Guajardo, William Hubbard and Jeff Scotland. 2 hours, which includes a post show discussion with Scott Carter. The life and teaching of history’s most noted figure is delightfully debated by three men who are almost as famous as He was. $10 or the 3 play series for $20. Call (520) 882-9721 for reservations and information. www.invisibletheatre.com

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The 2nd Annual Tamale Festival featured artist this year is local artist/mom Tanya Alvarez and performances by local musicians. Sample treats from the tamale festival holiday buffet! 4 p.m. Tamale Contest Begins. 5:30-8 p.m. Tamale Party and Art. Opening. Held at the Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento (located West of I-10 on W. Congress St, across from the El Rio Health Center). To register or for more information please contact the Ward I Council Office at (520)791-4040 or [email protected].

December 10 through December 12, 2010

40th Annual Fourth Avenue Fall Street Fair, held on Friday, Deceber 10, Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12. The Street Fair is between Ninth St. and University Blvd. 400+ arts and craft booths, food, entertainers & musicians from around the US, 2 stages and street performers, “Van Grow” art area for kids, a cross between a fine art show & a carnival. No admission, free. Open from 10 am - 6 pm, 520-624-5004 or www.fourthavenue.org

Friday, December 10, 2010

26th Annual UAHA Portraits of Excellence Scholarship Dinner and Dance at the JW Marriott Starr Pass. 6 p.m. Reception — 7 p.m. Dinner. For more information, contact Oscar Lujan at 520-626-9327 or e-mail [email protected]

LOOK MA, WE’RE DANCING By Janet Neipris at 8:00 pm and December 12 at 3:00 pm, Inivsible Theater. Director: Gail Fitzhugh. Cast: Amy Almquist, Susan Claassen, Amy Gallegos, David Johnston, Burney Starks. 2 hours, which includes a post show discussion with Janet Neipris. This new comedy by Janet Neipris, author of NATIVES, is about sibling rivalry gone awry and two sisters who still fight for attention from their long, deceased mother. $10 or the 3 play series for $20. Call (520) 882-9721 for reservations and information. www.invisibletheatre.com

Southern Arizona Women's Chorus together with the Tucson Concert Band, Peace & Joy Concert. Spend an enjoyable evening on Friday, December 10, with the 70 lovely ladies of SAWC singing songs of Peace and Joy. They will also be singing favorite holiday songs accompanied by the Tucson Concert Band. Don't fail to miss this exciting concert. Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Road (West of Oracle, East of LaCanada), Tucson, AZ 85704. Date and Time: Friday, December 17, 2010, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Cost: $18 per person, age 6 and under free, group discounts for 10 or more. Age Restrictions: All ages. Contact Info: 520-404-3148, Artistic Director, Terrie Ashbaugh . southernarizonawomenschorus.org

Tucson Symphony Orchestra - Franck & Prokofiev at Tucson Music Hall 8 PM. The 2009 Van Cliburn competition "People Award" winner Mariangela Vacatello performs Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto with the TSO on a program that also features Franck’s Symphony in D Minor.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Vasa Tucson Lodge 691 sponsors the traditional Swedish Sankta Lucia pageant/ festival of light, December 11, 1 pm, at  Christ Church United Methodist, 655. N. Craycroft, with the members of the Youth Club participating. Open to the public, free. 290-1719.

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Arizona Theatre Company, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is currently recruiting volunteers to help with various activities around the office and theatre. There are a variety of ways that you can lend a hand and help make sure the curtain rises each night. Call 520-884-8210 x 8201 or email [email protected].

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Christmas and Channukah holiday related events in Tucswon.

Many Mexicos: Vistas de la Frontera at the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona campus. The exhibition strives to interpret the broad sweep of Mexican history from the Pre-Columbian period to today’s political shouting matches, all from the perspective of Arizona and the borderlands. Hundreds of compelling objects and artwork illustrate the varied Mexican histories, including a Maya ritual corn vessel, Spanish colonial retablos, Santa Anna's sword and uniform, Maximilian's ring and Carlota's brooch, and a sombrero that may well have belonged to Pancho Villa.Mon – Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The exhibit runs for two years. www.StateMuseum.Arizona.Edu

Guided Tours of the Historic Temple of Music and Art at Temple of Music and Art 11:30 AM. ATC is pleased to offer tours of the historic Temple of Music and Art at 11:30 AM on the following dates: 10/2, 10/23, 11/6, 12/4, 12/11, 1/22, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 4/16/2011. 330 S. Scott Ave. Contact Don Gest (520)884-8210 x8610.

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FIRST TAKES Play Reading Series, at the Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave at Drachman. See the December daily listings for more details about each Invisible Theater performance. $10 or the 3 play series for $20. Call (520) 882-9721 for reservations and information.

  • December 10 & 12, 2010: LOOK MA, WE’RE DANCING by Janet Neipris
  • December 11 & 12, 2010: WETBACK by Elaine Romero

December 4-22, 2010

Holiday Bazaar Opening Night Reception at WomanKraft Art Gallery 7 PM. Enjoy snacks, meet local artists and support this not-for-profit, in our community for over 35 years! Affordable, unique handcrafted works, perfect for your gift list. Show runs through December 22, 2010.

Through December 7, 2010

Holiday for the Park at Tohono Chul Park 9 AM. The annual Holiday for the Park's approximately 125 unique ornaments and holiday decorations are offered for sale beginning at 9 AM to 5 PM. Cost / Pricing. $7 adult members, $10 general public, $2 children 12 and under. 7366 N Paseo Del Norte. www.tohonochulpark.org

Through December 18, 2010

ATC: WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG Songs and writings by Woody Guthrie. Conceived and adapted by Peter Glazer. Directed by Randal Myler Tucson: November 27 – December 18, 2010. Phoenix: December 30 – January 16, 2010. Bound for Glory, Nine Hundred Miles, This Land Is Your Land. We all know them and we've all sung them – songs about the open road, fighting for one's rights, and the beauty of nature.  Now meet the man that brought them all to life.  As he looked for work and his next meal, Woody sang the stories of a whole nation determined to survive the Great Depression.  Pull up a chair and join with us in discovering and celebrating the great American who gave our country its voice. Directed by Randal Myler, who brought ATC audiences Hank Williams: Lost Highway, It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues and Love, Janis. More on ATC's 2010-2011 season.

Diane Van Deurzen and Lisa Otey have several concert events coming up December 17, 19 and 20, 2010 to celebrate the release of their swingin' 2010 holiday CD, "Meet Me Under the Mistletoe", with a trio of concerts:

  • Friday, Dec. 17, 7:00pm at the Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Rd., Green Valley. 399.1750,. www.performingartscenter.org. $15.
  • Sunday, Dec. 19, 3:00pm at Desert View, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd, Saddlebrooke. 818.1000, http://tickets.saddlebrooketwo.com. $16 adv, $20 door.
  • Monday, Dec. 20, 7:00pm at Z Mansion, 288 N. Church, Tucson. 370.5912, www.lisaotey.com. $20

Through December 30, 2010

Art in the Park at Tohono Chul Park 11 AM. Art in the Park Join us on a docent-led Art in the Park tour each Tuesday and Thursday at 11AM. Go to www.tohonochulpark.org for current exhibit listings.

Through December 31, 2010

Carnival of Illusion An Evening of Intimate Magical Wonders at Doubletree Tucson. A magical night out that transports you to a turn-of-the-century experience, Sarlot and Eyed present their Victorian-inspired magic show, $20-25, Fridays and Saturdays, 6 & 8:30 pm, 520-615-5299 or www.CarnivalofIllusion.com

December 11-26, 2010

Winterhaven Festival of Lights is open nightly from December 11 through 26. There is no entrance fee to the Winterhaven Festival of Lights. Bring canned food or making a donation when arriving. Food Bank volunteers are at the Country Club and Ft Lowell entrances. 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm each night. Visitors may drive thru on nights 14th, 16th and 26th. http://www.winterhavenfestival.org/

Sunday, December 12, 2010

VOCALIST JOE BOURNE, “BIG JIM” GRIFFITH AMONG FRIENDS. Internationally known gospel, blues and R&B vocalist Joe Bourne will join southwestern folklorist “Big Jim” Griffith to highlight a concert celebrating the eleventh anniversary of the non-denominational Tucson Arizona Mass Choir. Additional guests will be Mark Allen and The Angel Boys, including guitarist Greg Morton and members of Round the House. The concert will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 12, 2010, at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 3809 East 3rd Street. There is no charge for the event, but there will be a free-will offering. Singer and composer Dorothy Reid founded the Tucson Arizona Mass Choir in 1999 and continues as its director. She is also music and choir director of Southside Presbyterian Church, and formerly choir director at Friendship Baptist Church. Although most of the choir's repertoire is from the genre's traditional catalog, it also includes a number of Reid's original gospel songs. The choir will have copies of their two CDs available for sale at the concert: 2007's To God Be The Glory, and Tucson Arizona Mass Choir, released last year for 10th anniversary celebration. 520-733-9584.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra - Franck & Prokofiev at Tucson Music Hall, on Sunday, December 12 at 2 PM. The 2009 Van Cliburn competition "People Award" winner Mariangela Vacatello performs Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto with the TSO on a program that also features Franck’s Symphony in D Minor.

WETBACK By Elaine Romero. Invisible Theater at 8:00 pm and December 12, 2010 at 7:30 pm. Director: Betsy Kruse Craig. Cast: Harold Dixon, Alida Gunn, Rachel Lacy, Sean MacArthur, Ericka Quintero, Julio Saucedo and Mike Yarema. 2 hours, which includes a post show discussion with Elaine Romero. The play charts the intertwined fates of a privileged Latina high school principal and the Mexican undocumented worker who she fires to protect her job. $10 or the 3 play series for $20. Call (520) 882-9721 for reservations and information. www.invisibletheatre.com

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tucson Women's Chorus at First Light Creative Center 7 PM. Open/free rehearsals. No auditions/sight-reading. A cappella group. Chants, rounds, multicultural songs. Open to girls 10+ w/ singing adult. Karleena Ravenwood, Director, 743-0991.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hot Flash Havoc, a Movie of “Menopausal Proportions”, continues its U.S. Nationwide Roll-out in Tucson, Arizona on December 14, 2010 at the Fox Theatre Tucson will host Executive Producer Heidi Houston and  nationally renowned panel of Women’s Sexual Health Experts at movie debut event “Hot Flash Havoc." Women in Tucson, Arizona will be among the first in the nation to see a new movie that humorously yet accurately portrays the process of menopause from recognized national experts in women’s health. Executive Producer and creator of Hot Flash Havoc, Heidi Houston, will be present at the screening along with nationally known Sexual Health and Menopause experts. The new movie, Hot Flash Havoc will debut in Tucson at the Fox Theatre Tucson located at 17 West Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701. Tickets for the event that includes the film, a panel of experts’ discussion and a “Red Boa Reception” are $20. Tickets must be purchased online at http://www.hotflashhavoc.com - “click” on “buy event tickets” at www.showclix.com or at www.foxtucsontheatre.org.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Southern Arizona Women's Chorus with the Tucson Concert Band, Peace & Joy Concert at Ascension Lutheran Church 7 PM. A wonderful Holiday concert performed jointly by the Southern Arizona Women's Chorus and the Tucson Concert Band.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Southern Arizona Women's Chorus together with the Tucson Concert Band, Peace & Joy Concert. Spend an enjoyable evening with the 70 lovely ladies of SAWC singing songs of Peace and Joy. They will also be singing favorite holiday songs accompanied by the Tucson Concert Band. Don't fail to miss this exciting concert. Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr. (West of Swan), Tucson, AZ 85718. 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Cost: $18 per person, age 6 and under free, group discounts for 10 or more. Age Restrictions: All ages. Contact Info: 520-404-3148, Artistic Director, Terrie Ashbaugh .

TSO Pops! Holiday Spectacular at the Tucson Music Hall on Sunday, December 19 at 2 PM. George Hanson will lead the TSO Pops! in this season’s Holiday Spectacular! with the TSO Carolers, the Tucson Regional Ballet and the Mariachi Aztlan de Pueblo High School.

Global Change Multi-Media Hosts Fun-Filled Weekend of Holiday Cheer! Tubac Plaza Main Stage 2 PM. Holiday Concert!“ The Planetary Folk Group”, “Israfel Awakened”,Gabriel of Urantia's magnificent 40-voice Bright & Morning Star Choir! And surprise! Santa Claus will be making a special appearance. southernarizonawomenschorus.org

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Swan Lake and Great Russian Nutcracker. There are more roles to fill! Moscow Ballet and Tucson Dance Company announce SECOND open audition for the Great Russian Nutcracker on Friday, November 5, 6:00pm at the Tucson Dance Company (TDC), 522 North 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705, 520-670-1301. Accepted applicants will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, December 21 at 4:00 and 7:30pm.  Applicants must have dance experience and be between 7 and 16 years old. Applicants must also dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes.

Now in its 18th season, the Great Russian Nutcracker performance tour features exquisite Russian ballet dancers as well as incredible costumes, breathtaking backdrops and hand-crafted props. The tour visits over 70 cities across the United States and Canada each year. Great Russian Nutcracker features 40 highly skilled, award-winning, professional Russian ballet dancers, as well as a cast of youth dancers—ages 7 to 16—from the region in which the performance is held. This is a very exciting and rare opportunity for those in your area to experience this renowned show, and to watch local area youth shine alongside professional ballet dancers.
For 2010, the west coast leg of the Great Russian Nutcracker tour features principal dancers Cristina & Alexei Terentiev. The couple touts numerous awards… They have been awarded Gold Medals from the 2008 International Ballet Competitions (IBC) at Varna, which is the top such competition worldwide, for Best Partnership and Best Original Contemporary Choreography by Radu Poklitaru. Cristina has also been recognized by the Diagelev Association. Alexei has earned multiple awards, including a First Place honor in the Senior Men’s Division at the Danovsky Ballet Competition, and a special award from the Diagilev Center in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Cristina Terentiev, who dances the lead role of Masha/Clara in Great Russian Nutcracker, hails from Moldova’s capital city of Chisinau, where she studied dance at the Choreographic Academy of Chisinau and obtained a diploma from the Minkus Association. When not touring with Moscow Ballet, she is a leading ballerina with the Moldavian National Opera and Ballet Theater, and is a former principal dancer with the Atlantic Ballet Theater in Canada. In addition to Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake, Cristina’s repertoire includes principal roles in Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, La Sylphide, Chopiniana, La Fille Mal Gardee, Paquita and Coppelia.
Alexei Terentiev, a native of Moldova, dances the lead role of the Nutcracker Prince in Great Russian Nutcracker. He trained with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy under Peter Korogodsky and continued his training at the Moldavian State Choreographic Academy, from which he graduated in 1993. He is a soloist with the Moldavian National Opera and Ballet Theatre when not touring with Moscow Ballet. Alexei has an extensive repertoire in addition to Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake—he has danced principal roles in Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, La Sylphide, Chopiniana, La Fille Mal Gardee, Paquita and Coppelia.
For a complete listing of Great Russian Nutcracker performances on the 2010 tour, and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.nutcracker.com/Tickets.php?ballet=nc.

Moscow Ballet is known for its annual touring of Great Russian Nutcracker and full-length productions of the classic story-ballets Swan Lake, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and others. Created by award-winning Juilliard alumnus, composer/conductor and theatrical producer, Akiva Talmi, the organization evolved out of his all-star Russian "Glasnost Festival Tour" (1986-92). Moscow Ballet made its debut in 1993 with the Great Russian Nutcracker, which was directed and choreographed by soloist Stanislav Vlasov of the famous Russian Bolshoi Theatre. In 1994, Moscow Ballet invited the Moscow State Theatre of Natalia Sats and the theatre's full orchestra to expand the company to an 88-artist tour that was billed as the "19th Century Classical Nutcracker." In 2003, Moscow Ballet announced the appointment of Vladimir Troshchenko, director of Odessa State Ballet and a pivotal figure in the ballet world, as Ballet Master. Andre Litvinov joined him in 2010 as co-Ballet Master.
Moscow Ballet continues to feature top graduates of Perm, Vaganova, Moscow State Academic Choreographic and Kiev schools in its productions.
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To register and for more information, please contact Josette Weibrecht 520-670-1301 or [email protected] or www.nutcracker.com.

December 22-23, 2010

8th Annual Arizona Rush Holiday Camp. Boys and girls age 4 – 14, soccer experience not required. Mon. Dec. 20 – Thurs. Dec. 23   9 – 11 AM. Kleindale Park (Kleindale between Alvernon and Dodge). Fee:  $40. Link to more information, directions, and online registration: www.arizonarush.com for details and a link to registration.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Arizona Theatre Company announces a food drive for the Community Food Bank to help feed those in need during the holidays with a "Soup for Seats" promotion during performances of Woody Guthrie's American Song. Patrons who bring a can of soup (or other non-perishable, unopened food item) to the Arizona Theatre Company's Tucson Box Office will receive a free ticket with the purchase of a regular price ticket, valid on December 22, 2010 at 2PM and 7:30 PM.

December 23-26, 2010

Ballet Tucson The Nutcracker at Tucson Music Hall. Ballet Tucson presents The Nutcracker in the Music Hall December 23, 24 and 26. No performance on Christmas Day, December 25. Tickets on sale.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day in Tucson.

December 31, 2010 - January 2, 2011

New Year's Competition Pow Wow. Indian America Indian Craft, Market and Internation Day. Always held on New Year's Weekend from December 31 through Janary 2, 2011. Indian Craft market. Dancers from over 50 tribes, authentic handmade crafts, children's activity area, traditional Indian foods, birds of prey exhibit, dancing, singing and drum contests, Indian information booth with brochures, flyers, maps, and powwow schedules for the next year. Public invited. Camera/Video Photography allowed for personal use only! ADMISSION - $9.00 Children 8 and under, Military w/ ID & Indians w/ Regalia are FREE! Rillito Raceway Park, inside the Racetrack at River Road and 1st Avenue.

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