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FREAKS ON THE BEACH. Surf the summer away, psycho style.

Get an intimate glimpse at the darker (comic) side of the 1960s beach party flicks in Psycho Beach Party by Charles Busch. We're talking Gidget and Beach Blanket Bingo. Who wouldn't want to see those movies spoofed?

Paddle out to the Cabaret Theatre at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., for a great laugh. Tickets are cheap: a gonzo $5-$6. Shows are plentiful: 8 p.m. March 22-March 24, March 29-31 and April 5-7; and 3 p.m. March 25 and April 1. For more information and reservations, call 797-4792.

BACH, BACH, BACH. Some of J.S. Bach's works were "lost" in the 19th century, remaining a mystery until the 1980s.

Included are some 35 organ pieces, many of which may never have been performed in Tucson--almost certainly not on a harpsichord.

St. Philip's in the Hills Parish hosts its 10th annual Bach Marathon on Saturday. This year's program is First Edition Bach: The Neumeister Chorales.

Many of Tucson's finest organists, including Daniel John Susan, St. Philip's associate music director, will perform in the concert. In addition, the musicians intend to duplicate some of the organ pieces on harpsichord.

The three-hour free concert begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., at the northeast corner of River Road and Campbell Avenue. For more information, call Barbara Susan in the music department at 299-6421, ext. 32.

FINDING THE WAY WITHIN. Storytelling, music, meditation and laughter can help you find your way.

Such is the idea behind a workshop with a very long name: Opening the Hinged Door of Our Heart: Ancient Myths as Paths Toward Intimacy. The workshop will explore the intricacies of the human heart and the dimensions of intimacy with self, the other and the divine.

Gloria Hoffman and Lane Harmon are the guest speakers for the event. Described as dynamic omen, they'll bring to the workshop their love of storytelling and a shared passion to understand the human heart.

The workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with registration and a continental breakfast. The workshop ends at noon. The event is at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road. The fee is $5 in advance, $10 at the door. For reservations or more information, call 297-2062.

DISHING UP OUR FOIBLES. Wesley Anderegg's work is based on traditional clay forms--teapots, cups and saucers--but that's where traditional ends.

Anderegg's vessels assume human forms, with grimacing faces commenting on man's latest foibles. The clay surfaces are rich and varied, with colored slips and texture created through carving and scraping.

These works, at once humorous and provocative, are among the offerings at Obsidian Gallery through April 15. The creations of jewelers Karen Gilbert and Biba Schutz and fiber artist Linda Lewis also are featured.

A reception for the artists is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Obsidian Gallery, 4340 N. Campbell Ave., in St. Philip's Plaza. For more information, call 577-3598.


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