2nd Saturdays Will Deliver a Holiday Theme on December 10

November 30, 2011

Diane Van Deurzen and Lisa Otey will perform at 2nd Saturdays on the Scott Avenue Stage. photo: Garvin Larson

Downtown will transform into a little bit of the North Pole on December 10 to make 2nd Saturdays the most festive yet.  Similar to last year’s December 2nd Saturdays, the holiday theme will feature a Santa’s workshop (at MEB Property Management, 120 E. Congress St.), the official lighting of the Downtown holiday tree, a holiday window decorating contest and holiday music at all the outdoor stages.

Featured Performances –

Scott Avenue Stage

5:15-6:15 p.m.:  My Town Music, Student Musician Showcase, spreading the holiday cheer.

6:30-7:45 p.m.:  Desert Melodies, Tucson’s most eclectic vocal cover group, will perform many holiday favorites.

8-8:45 p.m.: Dance for a Cause, whose mission is to raise funds and provide education to specific groups of people with chronic illness or in life-altering health situations, brings a holiday dance and choir performance to 2nd Saturdays.

9-10 p.m.: Lisa Otey & Diane Van Deurzen – A special holiday event with a dynamic duo, with a perfect blend of hot jazz, sultry blues and cabaret.

5th & Congress Street Stage: The smooth Jazz and R&B of Kevin and Tanishia Hamilton’s Southwest Soul Circuit.

Science Downtown:

CenturyLink presents: Mars and Beyond at 300 E. Congress.  This exhibition is dedicated to offering rotating science-based programs to Tucson and all of Arizona.  2nd Saturdays hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Check discounts, other dates and hours.

The Fox Theatre:

Performance by “X”.  Show time is 7 to 9 p.m.  Check for a range of ticket costs.

Rialto Theatre:

Standup comic Doug Stanhope -$25. Show starts at 8 pm.  This is a benefit for the Human Society

Congress Hotel:

Emily Dickinson’s 181st Birthday Bash with birthday cake and an art exhibit – Free.  Show starts at 7 p.m.

The Cricket Kids’ Area remains super fun for the family.  On hand will be the Cricket Jumping Castle, a free G-rated movie, “A Christmas Story,” and other things sure to entertain.  The movie begins at approximately 6 p.m.

The street scene will be hopping with car clubs, musicians, “jukebox” statues and vendors.  Many Downtown businesses will offer specials.

2nd Saturdays Downtown runs from 5 p.m. to 10:30pm.  Sponsors are: Bank of Tucson, Jim Click Automotive Team, Cricket, Carondelet Health Network, KOLD Channel 13, KHYT/KIIM Radio, KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio, MEB Property Management and Providence Service Corp.

For a full schedule and parking info, click here.