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Art: Art Show, Museum
Puma: Past and Present
Since George L. Mountainlion arrived in 1953 he has reigned as the Museum's all-time icon. Guests consistently embrace the mountain lion as a favorite subject in the gallery. Presented in celebration of the Museum's birthday, this special exhibit will sho...
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Sun 12/24/17 at 10am-4pm
Art: Museum, Painting
Picture This: Basketry in Native American Life
A selection of 11 paintings highlighting the role of basketry in Native American daily and ceremonial life. Works on display are from ASM’s Avery Collection of American Indian Paintings, and from recent acquisitions. This exhibit is a complement to ASM’s n...
Arizona State Museum
Tucson, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Sat 12/16/17 at 10am-5pm
Mon 12/18/17 - Sat 12/23/17 at 10am-5pm
Tue 12/26/17 - Sat 12/30/17 at 10am-5pm
Tue 1/2/18 - Sat 1/6/18 at 10am-5pm
Mon 1/8/18 - Sat 1/13/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Museum, Prints
Art of the Reformation: A Selection
In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, the UAMA will exhibit nine Old Master prints from its graphic collection that highlight some of the issues encountered by visual artists working during the Reformation era. Throu...
University of Arizona – Museum of Art
Tucson, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Fri 12/15/17 at 9am-4pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 9am-5pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 12pm-5pm
Art: Art Show, Design, History/Science, Museum
Desert Dweller
Desert Dweller, guest-curated by Paula Taylor and organized by the Tucson Museum of Art, examines historical and contemporary Southern Arizona retailers and designers as the curators and innovators of style. The exhibition explores the intersection between...
Tucson Museum of Art
Tucson, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Sat 12/16/17 at 10am-5pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 12/19/17 - Sat 12/23/17 at 10am-5pm
Sun 12/24/17 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 12/26/17 - Sat 12/30/17 at 10am-5pm
Art: Art Show, Museum
Dress Matters: Clothing as Metaphor
This exhibit examines clothing in art as symbols of power and identity. At once functional and aesthetic, garments are worn to protect the body from the elements, enhance the beauty of the wearer, establish rank in society, and signal to others our differe...
Tucson Museum of Art
Tucson, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Sat 12/16/17 at 10am-5pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 12/19/17 - Sat 12/23/17 at 10am-5pm
Sun 12/24/17 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 12/26/17 - Sat 12/30/17 at 10am-5pm
Art: Art Show, Museum
In Transit/En Transito
This exhibition is accompanied by related events that collectively explore artistic practice, resistance, and social transformation in relation to transnational migration and human rights politics. Anchored in the Sonoran Desert borderlands and drawing on ...
University of Arizona – Museum of Art
Tucson, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Fri 12/15/17 at 9am-4pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 9am-5pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 12/19/17 - Fri 12/22/17 at 9am-4pm
Sat 12/23/17 at 9am-5pm
Art: Museum, Sculpture
James Heuser: Wee Woodworking
This temporary exhibit features miniature woodwork created by Green Valley resident, James Heuser. In 1999, James and his wife Carol were living in a modest condo in New Jersey, and he was busily making plans to build a decorative wooden wagon. Carol point...
The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
Tucson, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Sat 12/16/17 at 9am-4pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 12pm-4pm
Art: Art Show, Museum
La Frontera: Selected Works of Erin Currier
La Frontera takes stock of a dream shared by all of our African, Asian, European, and Indigenous ancestors alike: a dream of the Americas in the context of freedom and liberation for everyone. The work references the borders one must confront in pursuit o...
University of Arizona – Museum of Art
Tucson, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Fri 12/15/17 at 9am-4pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 9am-5pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 12/19/17 - Fri 12/22/17 at 9am-4pm
Sat 12/23/17 at 9am-5pm
Art: Art Show, Museum
Our Stories: Mapping Q
Mapping Q is an innovative community arts education program that invites LGTBQ+ youth to explore representations of self within the Museum and learn skills for life’s challenging moments. The participants map and juxtapose their life experience in response...
University of Arizona – Museum of Art
Tucson, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Fri 12/15/17 at 9am-4pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 9am-5pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 12/19/17 - Fri 12/22/17 at 9am-4pm
Sat 12/23/17 at 9am-5pm
Dance: Classical Dance, Holiday
Russian Grand Ballet: The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker, a Christmas favorite, can be enjoyed any time of the year. Masha, one of ballet's most resourceful heroines ventures into a magical world where toys to come to life.
Fox Tucson Theatre
Tucson, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 at 7pm
Art: Art Show, Museum
Bynowwearethere: A Series of Locations Connected By the Logic of Curiosity
Geographer Yi Fu Tuan explains that space becomes place when it is invested with meaning. By that logic, we make place–it is a product of our understanding and perception. But if not intrinsic, then place can be, literally, everywhere–an idiosyncratic assi...
Museum of Contemporary Art
Tucson, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Sun 12/17/17 at 12pm-5pm
Wed 12/20/17 - Sun 12/24/17 at 12pm-5pm
Wed 12/27/17 - Sun 12/31/17 at 12pm-5pm
Art: Art Show, Museum
Nothing to Declare: Transnational Narratives
Each year, millions of people cross the border from Nogales, Mexico into Arizona. With 11.8 million people living along the U.S.—Mexico border, the wall has become an important symbol of both freedom and restriction on both sides. Nothing to Declare: Trans...
Museum of Contemporary Art
Tucson, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Sun 12/17/17 at 12pm-5pm
Wed 12/20/17 - Sun 12/24/17 at 12pm-5pm
Wed 12/27/17 - Sun 12/31/17 at 12pm-5pm
Art: Installations, Museum
Paul Turounet: Estamos Buscando A
"Estamos Buscando A" is a multi-faceted series that explores and contemplates the migrant experience along the U.S.–Mexico border through a large site-specific installation in MOCA’s Great Hall.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Tucson, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Sun 12/17/17 at 12pm-5pm
Wed 12/20/17 - Sun 12/24/17 at 12pm-5pm
Wed 12/27/17 - Sun 12/31/17 at 12pm-5pm
Sports: Hockey
San Jose Barracuda at Tucson Roadrunners
The Roadrunners take on the visiting Barracuda in this AHL pro-hockey matchup.
Tucson Convention Center – Arena and Exhibition Hall
Tucson, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 at 7:05pm
Special Event: Comedy, Holiday
Borderlands Theater: A Tucson Pastorela
Come and be merry at this family friendly Tucson holiday tradition! Shepherds make the harrowing journey to find el baby Jesus. Generously infused with farcical satire lampooning 2017’s biggest political and pop cultural events.
Tucson Convention Center – Leo Rich Theater
Tucson, AZ

Thu 12/14/17 at 7:30pm
Fri 12/15/17 at 7:30pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 2pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 7:30pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 2pm
Theater: Holiday, Musical, Puppet Theater
Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas
The unique combination of dance, puppetry and technology comes together in "A Very Electric Christmas," a magical tale of adventure, friendship and love, centered on a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This story is performed in complete dar...
Fox Tucson Theatre
Tucson, AZ

Thu 12/14/17 at 6:30pm
Theater: Play
Voice of the Prairie
Three actors winningly take on more than 20 roles while guiding the audience through a nostalgic journey of young love on the run and middle-aged longing, a sepia-tinged early America of prairie lands and radio days, "a strange (and lovely) world where woo...
Live Theatre Workshop
Tucson, AZ

Thu 12/14/17 - Sat 12/16/17 at 7:30pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 3pm
Thu 12/21/17 - Fri 12/22/17 at 7:30pm
Sat 12/23/17 at 3pm
Music: Holiday Music, Latin/Salsa
A Merri-Achi Christmas Presented by Mariachi Sol de Mexico
A proud fifth generation mariachi musician, Maestro Jose Hernandez and his platinum-selling Sol de Mexico have broken countless barriers in mariachi music, becoming the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated for a Grammy Award. Their original rhythms, fre...
Fox Tucson Theatre
Tucson, AZ

Fri 12/15/17 at 7:30pm
Theater: Comedy, Experimental/Perf. Art, Interactive, Mystery/Thriller
The Dinner Detective Tucson
America's largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show. Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic plated dinner. Just beware – the killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect. Our show is very...
Hilton Tucson East
Tucson, AZ

Sat 12/16/17 at 6pm-9pm
Sat 12/23/17 at 6pm-9pm
Sat 12/30/17 at 6pm-9pm
Sat 1/6/18 at 6pm-9pm
Sat 1/13/18 at 6pm-9pm
Art: Painting, Class/Workshop
Passenger Pigeon Painting Class
Passenger Pigeon Painting class led by Doug Quarles of Quarles Art. This painting is modeled after the Museum's Passenger Pigeon. To register, please call Amy at (520)629-0100 ext. 385. Payment is required at time of registration. Class is limited to 10 pa...
International Wildlife Museum
Tucson, AZ

Sat 12/16/17 at 1pm-3pm
    

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