Events This Week
ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS PARTY. Unitarian Universalist Church. 4831 E. 22nd St. The Tucson Kitchen Musicians announce their annual holiday party and concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 19. Enjoy homemade dinner and dessert, with the sounds of Stefan George and Lavinia White, Womensong, Elise Grecco and others. Admission is $6, $5 for TKMA, KXCI, TBS, TFTM and DBS members; kids are invited free of charge. Call 319-8599 for information.
THE ACTORS' THEATRE. 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. 751-6419. Continuing through December 23: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, $8 for children. Call 751-6419 for tickets and information.
CHRISTMAS CAROL. Randolph Recreation Center Auditorium. 200 S. Alvernon Way. Tucson Parks and Recreation Community Theatre presents an all new version of Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, December 18 through 20; and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, December 20 and 21. Admission is free. Call 791-4663 for information.
DOO-WOP CHRISTMAS. Catalina American Baptist Church. 1900 N. Country Club Road. The a cappella jazz and doo-wop quartet The Classics perform a free Christmas concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 21. Bring a long a donation of non-perishable food for the Community Food Bank and enjoy the show. Call 327-6655 for information.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through January 3: A Christmas Carol. Performances are at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 3, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 for seniors/students/active military, and $6 for children. Reservations are required. Call 886-9428 for information.
HOLIDAY BOOGIE. Berger Performing Arts Theatre. 1200 W. Speedway. A Time to Dance studio presents Christmas Carols, a celebration of the season through dance, at 7 p.m. Monday, December 22. The dancers, primarily children from the community, will perform ballet, jazz and modern movement for the holidays. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 327-5137 for information.
LEFT-OVER REINDEER. 5371 E. Speedway. Continuing through December 28: Live Theatre Workshop presents the next in their Sunday Afternoon Children's series The Left-Over Reindeer. Performances are at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 327-4242 for information.
MIDVALE IN LIGHTS. Enjoy the holiday light displays adorning the neighborhoods of Midvale Park in style on Friday and Saturday, December 19 and 20. The Park's Holiday Lighting Contest is in full swing, and everyone is invited to hop a free shuttle bus at the southwest corner of the KMart parking lot (1800 W. Valencia Road). Carolers from the Desert Dove School of Music will perform songs and holiday tunes. Shuttle service begins at 7 p.m., and continues every 30 minutes until 9 p.m. Call 722-6500 for information.
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. Gaslight Theatre. 7010 E. Broadway. Continuing through January 2: Miracle on 34th Street. The Bianco Theatre Company's children's/teen group perform this holiday classic. Performances are at 11 a.m. December 20, 22 through 24, 26, 27. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. December 29 and January 2. Tickets are $7, $5 for children and students. Call 299-2931 for tickets and information.
MIRACLE ON CHURCH STREET. Tucson Convention Center. 260 S. Church Ave. Give every Tucson child the opportunity to celebrate the season with the Miracle on Church Street celebration, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 20. Children are invited to attend this Christmas party with food, gifts and even a visit with Santa. Donations of gifts, toys, games or refreshments and paper goods for serving are still being accepted. Call 299-1812 for information.
EL NACIMIENTO. Tucson Museum of Art Casa Cordova. Continuing through March 31: Maria Luisa Teña's El Nacimiento, featuring elaborate scenes of the nativity composed of hundreds of painted terra-cotta figures. Call 624-2333 for information.
THE NUTCRACKER. PCC Proscenium Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Ballet Arts Foundation presents The Nutcracker from Friday through Sunday, December 19 through 21. Performances are at 7 p.m., with 2 o'clock matinees Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12. Call 623-3373 for tickets and information.
REPERTORY SINGERS. Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. The Arizona Repertory Singers' Annual Concert in the Park is at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 21. Admission is $6, $3 for Park members and children. Reservations are required. Call 742-6455 for information.
TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT. TD's Showclub West. 749 West Miracle Mile. TD's presents their 10th Annual Free Christmas Celebration of food and entertainment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Day. Free dinner and gifts from Santa to all the kids. Call 882-0650 for more information.
SAGUARO GIFT SHOW. 2850 W. Ina Road. Continuing through December 31: the Saguaro Artisans Holiday Gift Show, featuring crafts and decorations by more than 100 artisans. Proceeds will benefit the Community Food Bank, Toys for Tots and Resolve. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 498-5271 for information.
TUBAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS. 9 Tubac Road, Tubac. Continuing through December 30: TCA's 15th annual Holiday Art Market. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 398-2371 for gallery schedule.
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