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Enchanted Snowfall at La Encantada. Snow is in the forecast for Tucson this holiday season (sort of). The foothills’ favorite shopping mall is bringing back their fake flurries of snow in their open-air courtyard, complete with a large Christmas tree on display. The snowfall will also come with complimentary hot chocolate (luckily the drinks won’t be falling out of the sky). And this weekend only, the snowfall will feature live entertainment from Tucson’s strolling carolers. Snowfall from 6 to 6:15 p.m. & 6:45 to 7 p.m. Entertainment from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through December 18. 2905 E. Skyline Drive. 

DeGrazia Recycled and Dinner with DeGrazia. The beloved DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is bringing out new paintings for their rotating collection. Gallery in the Sun celebrates the life and work of Ted DeGrazia, one of Arizona’s most famous and recognizable painters. “DeGrazia Recycled” features construction scraps that DeGrazia repurposed into oil paintings. “Dinner with DeGrazia” features a series of drawings and paintings depicting regional foods of the desert southwest. Both exhibits will be open through Jan. 26, 2022. 6300 N. Swan Road. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks are required. 


Little One-Inch. It seems like every culture has a story about the underdog finding success. Oftentimes, like in the case of Tom Thumb or this Japanese tale, the “little guy” is literally a teeny-tiny person. This show is put on by Red Herring Puppets, whose artistic director, Lisa Sturz, has more than 40 years of puppetry/art experience, including work with Jim Henson Productions, Walt Disney Imagineering, Lucasfilm and more. Needless to say, the artistry is truly something to behold. This show full of magic and delight is recommended for audiences aged 3 and up. 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27. Red Herring Puppet Studio at the Tucson Mall (between Macy’s and Forever 21). $8.


Sundays in the Garden. Tohono Chul botanical gardens continue their idyllic Sundays in the Garden series by hosting singer/songwriter Emily Anderson. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Anderson mixes poetry, poignancy and a soft voice. The concert is free with admission. As the concert takes place within Tohono Chul, guests can also visit the cash bar for beer and wine, prickly pear lemonade, and prickly pear margaritas. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. The concert series is co-hosted by the Tucson Guitar Society. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. 7366 Paseo del Norte.


Twelfth Night. One of Shakespeare’s funniest plays is showing at the for one more weekend at the Rogue Theatre! It’s the wacky tale of Viola, who gets separated from her twin brother Sebastian, disguises herself as a man and falls in love with Duke Orsino. Duke is in love with Countess Olivia, but Countess Olivia is in love with Viola-disguised-as-a-man. How will they sort out this mess of a love triangle? With an assortment of ridiculous antics, of course. This is also what the 2006 film “She’s the Man” is based on. A video recording of the performance is available through Sunday, Dec. 12.

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