SPECIAL EVENTSUpcoming Events
RAW BENEFIT. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. RAW announces First Silent Auction, a fundraiser for the gallery, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, December 12. RAW is a not-for-profit gallery run by artists for artists. Refreshments will be served and musical entertainment will be provided by Paul Mirocha. Call George E. Huffman at 882-6927 for information.
Events This Week
A DANISH CHRISTMAS. Copenhagen Imports. Fort Lowell at Dodge Boulevard. The Tucson Danish Club presents Julefest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 6. Enjoy Christmas craft demonstrations, storytelling, folk music, food and dancing. Call 297-3384 for information.
ADVENT INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. 602 N. Wilmot Road. St. Michael's hosts this event with gifts, goods, and foods from around the world and close to home from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 6. Call 623-3063 for information.
ANTIQUE FAIR. Tanque Verde Center. 2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Road. Pima County Parks and Recreation presents this indoor antique fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 6. Admission is free. Call 740-2680 for information.
ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL. Eastridge Plaza. 7649 E. Speedway Blvd. Spirit Weavers presents their fourth-annual Spirit of the Season Festival as part of the Eastridge Plaza Holiday Open House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 5, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 6. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tucson Shalom House, and donations of laundry detergent and large disposable diapers will be gratefully accepted at their event booth. Call 546-4656 for information.
BASKET WEAVING CELEBRATION. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. More than 200 Indian basket weavers from across Arizona join together for the American Indian Basket Weavers Gathering and Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 5. Admission is $8.95. Call 883-2702 for information.
BOBCAT GOLdTHWAIT. Rialto Theatre. 318 E. Congress. Wasteland Promotions welcomes comedian/actor Bobcat Goldthwait at 8 p.m. Friday, December 5. Tickets are $18.50, available at Yikes Toy Store, Zips, Hear's Music, and Guitars Etc.
CAPIROTADA BAKE OFF. El Centro Gallery. 40 W. Broadway Blvd. Artists who belong to the El Centro Cultural de las Americas offer their samples of this dessert, similar to bread pudding, for $1 each from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, December 6. Call 743-8063 for information.
CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY GIFT BAZAAR. St. Francis in the Foothills. 4625 E. River Road. Enjoy gifts made through the Creative Expressions program, by kids for kids and adults, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, December 6. Call 299-9063 for information.
CLUB RHYTHM DANCE JAM. Mat Bevel Institute. 530 N. Stone Ave. Enjoy an alternative, all ages, smoke-free dance club with music ranging from world-beat to techno to rock and roll from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, December 5. Admission is $5 at the door, with $1 discount for members. Call 721-1710 for information.
COMMUNITY MESSIAH SING-IN. Grace Chapel. 6180 E. Pima St. The Tucson Sing-In, Inc. presents their 22nd-annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 7. Call 745-6054 for information.
FARMERS' MARKET. St. Philip's Plaza, River Road and Campbell Avenue. Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., more than 20 vendors sell fresh produce, teas, honey, jams, lemon curd, bread, smoked beef and more.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. Another Downtown Saturday Night comes to life on December 5. The fourth annual Fox 11/Arts District Community Carol-Sing begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Ronstadt Transit Center, Sixth Avenue and Congress Street. Stroll on down to the Fifth Street Stage on Fourth Avenue (in front of Magpies) for Buddy Lewis' Mr. Fantasy Swing Band, with FEZ, from 7 to 10 p.m.
FESTIVAL OF TREES. Empire Ballroom. Holiday Inn City Center. Enjoy this benefit for La Frontera Center in a forest of unique and elaborate holiday trees, continuing Friday through Sunday, December 4 through 6. Call 884-9920 for information.
HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE. St. Philips Plaza. River Road and Campbell Avenue. Artists of the Desert present a holiday market with works of art by more than 60 Arizona artists. The show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Alzheimer's Association, Southern Arizona Chapter. Call Jody at 299-7617 for information.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. Plaza Palomino. 2970 N. Swan Road. Plaza Palomino holds its third-annual Open House from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, December 6. The celebration includes caroling by the Tucson Boys Chorus and the Ronstadt Cousins, a visit from Santa Claus and a silent auction. Call 795-1177 for information.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. Tucson Bed and Breakfast inns host their 10th-annual Holiday Open House from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 6. A donation of $5 admits to all 11 inns participating in the tour, with proceeds donated to Casa de los Niños. Call 622-4306 or 749-3072 for information.
LUMINARIA NIGHTS. Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Enjoy this 12th-annual holiday in the garden from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, December 4 through 6. Stroll through the garden paths lit by more than 2,500 traditional luminarias, with live holiday music provided by 40 different musical groups. Admission is $5, $4 for TBG members, and $2 for children ages 3 to 11. Call 326-9686 for information.
MEMORABILIA SHOW. Dilliard's Wing. El Con Mall. 3601 E. Broadway Blvd. National Show Productions presents a sports card show with baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and Nascar cards available. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 6.
MULTIMEDIA MONDAYS. Hotel Congress. 311 E. Congress St. Upstairs Film and Club Congress present the last Multimedia Monday event, featuring Mudhoney, Nebula and Helldriver; short-film screenings include Same Old Bunk and Masterpiece 3, by David Mazak. Call 622-1751 for information.
MYSTERIES IN HISTORY. Clues Unlimited. 123 S. Eastbourne. Clues Unlimited hosts Professor Richard Cosgrove, who presents The Mystery of Jack the Ripper on Thursday, December 3. The evening gets underway with a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. at Clues Unlimited, and continues with dinner at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel, 1900 E. Speedway Blvd. The evening benefits undergraduate students at the Department of History at the UofA. Tickets are $40 per person. Call 621-3793 for information.
PARTY WITH LALO. Heart-Five. 61 E. Congress St. Meet Lalo Guerrero and travel back to the 1930s, '40s and '50s at this benefit for the Downtown Street Photographs Book Project from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. Tickets are $15, $25 for couples and can be reserved by calling 320-0044 or 327-4485.
PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT SALE. Studio 455. 455 N. Ferro Ave., between Sixth and Seventh streets. 882-2033. Twenty photographers displaying 200 prints for $100 or less gather at this third-annual print sale. Hours are 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, December 5, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 6. There is a reception from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday.
POETS AND ARTISTS SERIES. Orts Dance Studio. 121 E. Seventh St. POG continues the Poets and Artists series with an evening of readings by poet Eli Goldblatt, featuring a performance/screening by Chicago artist Helen Mirra, at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 5.
RENAISSANCE EXTRAVAGANZA. Santa Rita High School. Football Field. 3951 S. Pantano Road. Join the Santa Rita Theater Arts Department for this renaissance event on Saturday, December 5. Tickets are $10 for the lunch show, $15 for the dinner show and $4 general admission. Call 733-8008 for information.
SEAN MOREY. The New West. 4385 W. Ina Road. Los Angeles-based comedian Sean Morey presents an evening of socially satiric songs at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 3. Tickets are $10.
TOY SALE. Mesa Verde Elementary School. 1661 W. Sage, La
Canada north of Magee Road. Kids Helping Kids presents the third-annual
toy sale, with proceeds going to Toys for Tots and the Adopt-A-Family
program at the Mesa Verde Elementary School. The sale is from
WALKING TOUR. Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House. 151 S.
Granada Ave. Enjoy this walking tour of Tucson's history, including
more than 20 homes, sites, and buildings from
Out Of Town
ARABIAN HORSE SHOW. WestWorld. 16001 N. Pima Road. Scottsdale. The Saguaro Classic '98 All Arabian Horse Show takes place at 8 a.m. Thursday through Sunday, December 3 through 6. Call 620-545-8099 for information.
CHRISTMAS FAIR. The Cascabel Community presents their 17th-annual Christmas Fair, celebrating rural Arizona's beauty, hospitality and products in six well-marked sites at artists' homes, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6. The fair starts at milepost 7 on Cascabel Road, at Gammon's Gulch. Call 1-520-212-5270 for information.
SONGS OF THE CHANGING SEASON. 44 Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford. The Arizona Folklore Preserve presents Dolan Ellis, Arizona's official balladeer, performing original and traditional ballads in Ramsey Canyon. Show times are at 2 p.m., reservations only. Call 378-6165 or e-mail www.quikpages.com/A/arizonaflp for information.
MASS FOR THE THIRD MILLENNIUM. Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 2331 E. Adams St. 327-6857. This experimental liturgy includes dance, Celtic harp, meditation, discussion, readings, and social hour with snacks and beverages. Especially welcoming to singles, the gay community, and people on a spiritual journey of whatever faith. It takes place on the first, third and fifth Fridays.
OPEN HOUSE. The Conquistadors Toastmasters' open house is at 7 p.m. every Thursday at La Quinta Inn, 6404 E. Broadway Blvd. Call Randy Lindsey at 745-3915 for information.
OPEN MIC NOTICE. Plaza Pub. 20 E. Pennington St. 882-0400. Plaza Pub presents an open mic night, beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday nights. The microphone is open to all artists, not just for music or comedy acts.
TUCSON TALL CLUB. The Tall Club is a social club for women 5'10" and taller, and men 6'2" and taller. The club meets at a different location every Friday for happy hour. Interested people should call Linda at 321-9554 for information.
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