Thursday, November 22, 2018

Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today, Thanksgiving! Thursday, Nov. 22

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Thanksgiving Cross-Country Classic. Maybe you were planning to work out through the month of November and didn’t get around to it, so you want to squeeze in one exercise session before Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe you just love hurdling over hay bales early in the morning. Or maybe you want to get out of helping set up for dinner at your house. Whatever your reason, the Southern Arizona Roadrunner’s annual 5K and 1.5-mile fun run are not to be missed. Overall male and female winners each get a pair of new running shoes, and others might find themselves winning items like pumpkin pies. Breaking the women’s course record (Tara Erdmann’s 17:08.2, set in 2011) wins you $350, and breaking the men’s course record (Craig Curley’s 14:54.1, set in 2009) wins you $450. First race starts at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day). Reid Park, Ramada 10, at Country Club just north of 22nd St. Race day registration is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run. Details Here.

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Scrooge the Musical. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by watching a classic in musical form. Returning to The Gaslight Theatre stage to kick off the holidays is “Scrooge,” a charming adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 classic, “A Christmas Carol,” complete with ghosts, life lessons and a bit of that indelible Christmas Spirit. While many of the mainstays of the Dickens’ tale remain, the Gaslight cast and crew once again inject their unique brand of slapstick humor and song-and-dance to create a finished product full of laughter, sing-alongs and warm family memories. The play will be showing through Jan. 6.  For tickets call (520) 886-9428. The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. Details Here.

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Cult Classics-My Neighbor Totoro. Need help getting in the familial spirit for the holidays? The Loft will help you out by screening one of the most beloved and acclaimed family movies ever made. Sure, you've seen the plush dolls and heard the references, but if you haven't actually sat down to watch this 1988 film, you're really doing yourself a disservice. Even Roger Ebert called this one of the five best movies ever made for children. 10:00 p.m The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Details Here.

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Events compiled by Brianna Lewis, Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot and Jeff Gardner.

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