When: Sat., Dec. 10 2011
Santa's Village, a holiday window-decorating contest, lighting of a Christmas tree, strolling carolers, street performers and car clubs provide a seasonal backdrop for December's 2nd Saturdays Downtown events on Saturday, Dec. 10. Free activities include Emily Dickinson's 181st Birthday Bash, featuring birthday cake and an art exhibit at 7 p.m., at Hotel Congress; a My Town Music student-musician showcase; and performances by Dance for a Cause, the jazz and blues duo of Lisa Otey and Diane Van Duerzen, and Kevin and Tanishia Hamilton's Soul Celebration. Also free are a kids' jumping castle and a screening of the family film A Christmas Story. Science Downtown features the exhibit Mars and Beyond; $10 to $18; free member or patron in a wheelchair. The legendary L.A. punk band "X" performs at 7 p.m. the Fox Theatre; $22 to $38. Standup comedian Doug Stanhope performs a benefit for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona at 8 p.m., at the Rialto Theatre; $25. Visit 2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com for a complete schedule and more information.