ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art Alice B. Holsclaw Theatre. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210. There will be a library discussion with an ATC staff or cast member at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 17 at the River Center Library, 5605 E. River Road, #105; and a post performance discussion with ATC staff and cast members will follow at 7:30 p.m. January 17, 18 and 25 in the Holsclaw Theatre. Both discussions are free and open to the public. Continuing through January 28: The Old Matador, a new comedy about a southwestern family whose patriarchal leader wants to spend their life savings on a trip to Spain to fulfill his life-long dream of becoming a great bullfighter. An evening of music, humor and magical realism. Weekday performances are at 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call for matinee times.
AUDITION NOTICE. New Theatre Group. Professional-minded actors, sound, lighting, make-up, stage design. Ability to collaborate a must. Rehearsal discipline and attendance at weekly development workshops for actors required. Auditions are from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 15. Bring accurate resumé, current photo, work samples for technicians, two one-minute monologues for actors. Call 797-7779 after 5 p.m. for appointment and location.
SALOC AUDITION. 1202 N. Main Ave. 323-7888. Southern Arizona Light Opera Company announces an open call for male and female singers and dancers for Paint Your Wagon, to play TCC Music Hall from February 23 through March 5. Auditions will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, January 7; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, January 8. Singers arrive with traditional musical theatre sheet music (no pop, rock or Andrew Lloyd Webber). Dancers arrive prepared to dance. Call for information.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Tucson Playhouse is accepting full-length plays for production in 1995. A one-act play may also be considered. Four scripts will be chosen and videotaped for public access television. Send your manuscript with an SASE to Tucson Playhouse, 15950 N. Anchor, Tucson, AZ 85737-9754. Call 825-0252 for more information. Deadline is February 1.
TEMPLE FOR RENT. The Temple of Music and Art and the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts have rental space available on a first-come, first-served basis for the 1995-96 performance season. Call James at 884-8210 for more information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Midwest Theatre Network is seeking original scripts of any length and type for production at Rochester Playwright Festival in January, 1996. Possible cash awards, travel and lodging to festival. Eligible: scripts never published or produced professionally. Guidelines: send SASE to Midwest Theatre Network, 5031 Tongen Ave. NW, Rochester, MN 55901, or call (507) 281-1472. Deadline is January 31, 1995.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Annual Smokebrush Festival of New Plays for Children accepting original scripts, full length, typed, not previously produced or published. Winning playwright will receive expense paid trip to view professional production of the selected play. Send entry and $10 fee to: Festival, Smokebrush Center for Arts & Theatre, 235 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903; or call (719) 444-0884. Deadline is February 28, 1995.
DE GRAZIA'S LITTLE GALLERY. 6300 N. Swan Road. 299-9192. Opening January 15 and continuing through January 28: Flights of Fancy, a mixed media show by Janice Ambrose. There will be an opening reception from noon to 4 p.m. on January 15.
JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. Art Building, UA Campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue. Opening January 13 and continuing through February 5: Evolution and Legacy: Remembering Past Faculty. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
PIMA COLLEGE WEST CAMPUS GALLERY. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. Opening January 17 and continuing through February 21: Elementary School Art: A Children's Art Exhibition. Work in the show has been submitted by the art teachers in Tucson area elementary schools. An opening reception will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on January 17. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.
TEMPLE GALLERY. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210. Continuing through February 4, with an opening reception from 6 to 7 p.m. on January 13: paintings and collages by Cita Scott. Regular gallery hours through January 28 are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or first intermission on performance nights, Monday through Friday. Call for weekend hours.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Opening January 13 and continuing through March 12: Kings and Queens and Soup Tureens allows modern viewers to see objects crafted for Catherine the Great, the Kings of Naples and Prussia, Mmes. de Pompadour and duBarry, Queen Charlotte and others. Throughout the duration of this exhibit, the Museum is collecting cans of soup for the Community Food Bank. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.
BELOW THE EQUATOR. 521 N. Fourth Ave. 792-4647. Continuing: A selection of stone carvings from Zimbabwe, including works by Chris Chiwawa and Steven Makoni, and paintings and mosaics by Rory McKenzie. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Extended hours on Saturday evenings.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through January 21: Primitive Dreams by J.R. Layne, a new photographic series of still-life constructions made from natural objects. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., with extended hours for Downtown Saturday Nights.
BONFOEY GALLERY. 1133 S. Swan Road. 326-2377. Continuing through January 30: An array of work from established and new regional artists, featuring watercolors by Kay Bonfoey and whimsical bronze works by Janice Knapp. Call for information.
CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Continuing through January 28: Mentors, featured works by local artists paying tribute to all individuals who have contributed their time and efforts in support of the arts in Tucson. Regular gallery hours are from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with extended hours on Downtown Saturday Nights and Thursday Art Walks. Call Ned at 623-5883 for information.
CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. University of Arizona campus. 621-7968. Continuing through January 22: In Her Own Light, a collection of sixty prints by one of Mexico's premiere professional photographers, Lola Alvarez Bravo (1907-1993). Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536-A Tanque Verde Road. 722-4412. Continuing through March 5: Holy Habitats: Missions of the Southwest. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
DINNERWARE. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through January 28: Mything a Woman's Love, large-scale clay sculpture by Gary Benna. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 7 to 9 p.m. Downtown Saturday Nights; and noon to 8 p.m. January 26 for Art Walk.
ETHERTON GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through January 28: Traversing Technology & Tradition, featuring works by Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton, John Pfahl and Frank A. Rinehart. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, until 7 p.m. Thursdays, and 7 to 10 p.m. on Downtown Saturday Nights.
G.A.S.P. GALLERY. Utterback Middle School, 3233 S. Pinal Vista. 798-2794. Continuing through January 31: The photography of John Miller. Operated by Utterback students under the leadership of Sally Lovell and Josh Goldberg. Call for an appointment.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through February 14: The paintings of Howard Somers Conant and David Johnson Vandenberg. Influences include 14th and 15th century Islamic artists and Classical events and arts.
MELIORA. 178 E. Broadway. 792-9544. Continuing through February 28: Tucson: An Architect's Perspective, an installation reflecting "the good, the bad and the ugly" of the emerging city, by Bob Vint. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays by appointment. Admission is free.
PUZEY GALLERY. 47 S. Sixth Ave. 884-4522. Continuing through January: Black and white drawings of Tucson scenes by Tom Dudley. Also showing through January at the Holiday Inn Downtown City Center, 181 W. Broadway: airbrush, pastels and acrylics by Chris Andrews, Joan Downey and Madeleine Shulman.
PHANTOM GALLERIES. Various locations. 624-9977. Vacant window-front galleries doubling as temporary exhibition space include the following: 149 N. Stone Ave., impressionistic painting by Susan Shollenberger-Harvey; 47 E. Pennington St., installation by Katie Cooper; 38 E. Congress St., Canon laser prints by Robert Renfrow; 110 S. Church Ave., Arte Latino by various artists.
PHILABAUM GLASS GALLERY & STUDIOS. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through January 28: Scents, Weights and Stems, and invitational exhibition of perfume bottles, paperweights, and stemware by 37 artists; and Vessel Makers, an exhibition of bowls and vases. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Continuing through February 1: The Raw Group, paintings, photographs, prints and assemblages by various artists. Regular gallery hours are 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
SHIRLEE SIEVEKE STUDIO-GALLERY. 44 W. Sixth St. 882-5960. Continuing: A collection of watercolors by Shirlee Sieveke. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m. during Art Walk, and by appointment.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through February 13: Sabino Canyon: Photographs by David Wentworth Lazaroff, a series of color photos capturing changes in light and season on the natural world. Continuing through February 20: an exhibit of colored pencil art in the Exhibit Hall. Regular gallery hours are: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. A $2 donation is requested.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through February 12: 30 Years in the Arena: Louise Serpa Photographs. Louise Serpa headed west in the '50s, pioneering as the first woman allowed into the rodeo arena to shoot. Rodeo, landscape, horse show and portrait work are the focus of this exhibition of the world famous photographer. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
TUCSON-PIMA ARTS COUNCIL. 240 N. Stone Ave. 624-0595. Continuing through January 20: Then and Now...35 Years of Arizona Designer Craftsmen, a retrospective and invitational exhibition recognizing the work and history of founding members and showing the continuation of their ideals of craftsmanship, creativity, and diversity with work by contemporary members. Regular gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. South end of the Olive Road pedestrian underpass, near Park Avenue and Speedway. Continuing through January 30: Contesting the Renaissance: A Round Table Discussion questions romantic notions about the Renaissance by selecting art works and writing interpretive labels about them. Continuing through February 28: Mark Rothko: The Spirit of Myth, 24 expressionistic style paintings documenting a critical period in the evolution of Rothko's style. Admission is free. Call 621-7567 for more information.
WINGSPAN. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 887-9358. Continuing through January: Flea Market, a series of Cibachrome prints by Bob MacMahon. Call for regular gallery hours.
ART!! GALLERY. 6328 E. Broadway, in the El Mercado Plaza. 745-8586. Continuing through January 14: Oils by Miguel Avalos. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DE GRAZIA'S LITTLE GALLERY. 6300 N. Swan Road. 299-9192. Continuing through January 14: Cherokee Visions Times Three, a mixed-media show of paintings, drawings and painted gourds by native american artists Jeffrey Davenport, Gerald Dawavendewa and Glenn Johnson.
DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536-A Tanque Verde Road. 722-4412. Continuing through January 15: Honor The Earth. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through January 14: Interiors/Exteriors, an invitational, multi-media holiday exhibit featuring tapestry, woodwork, pottery, sculpture and domestic arts. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
CALL FOR MEMBERS. Desert Artisans Cooperative Gallery is seeking artists who want to become members. Fine art and craft are considered. Some 3-D consignment spaces available. Jury meeting is in February 1995. Please send SASE for prospectus to the gallery: 6536A Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, AZ 85715. Call 722-4412 for information.
ART TALKS. The Tucson Museum of Art Docent Council offers the following free art talks at noon on the following Mondays and Thursdays in January: January 12, The Art of Spain; January 16, Traveling the Tokiado Road Through Japanese Woodblock Prints; January 19, Glories of Greece; January 23, In a Persian Garden; January 30, Treasures of the Hermitage; January 26, Temples and Pagodas of Nepal.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL. Spring semester starts January 23 with a variety of classes and workshops for adults and children in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography and more. Classes cover from novice to experienced. Call 624-2333 for a brochure and information.
NOTICE OF PROSPECTIVE ART COMMISSION. The GSA Regional Administrator, Ken N. Kojima, issues the following notice for a commission for the new border stations located at Douglas, Naco and Sasabe, AZ, in accordance with the Art-in-Architecture Program procedures. Interested artists may obtain a copy of the "Notice of Perspective Art Commission" by contacting Robin Rapp, General Services Administration, Arts and Historic Preservation Division (PGA), 18th and F Streets N.W. Room 1300, Washington, DC 20405; or Elmo Novaresi, GSA, Public Buildings Service, 525 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105. Call (415) 744-5769 for further information. Submissions must be received in Washington, DC no later than close of business Friday, February 3, 1995.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Local 803, Inc. Artisans' Gallery seeks submissions for the 1995-96 season. Focus is contemporary work by fine artists and craftspeople of Southern Arizona. Interested parties should submit a minimum of 10 slides and a resumé to: Local 803, Inc., P.O. Box 40488, Tucson, AZ 85717. Deadline for submissions is January 18. Contact Heather Gross at 882-4625 for further information.
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus, east of main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. Performing at 8 p.m. on January 26: The Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, the 20-piece, world class orchestra heard on the Cosby Show and The Mambo Kings. Tickets range from $12 to $18.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220, ext. 102. Performing at 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 26: Chris Proctor, jazz, classical, folk and ethnic guitarist. A free guitar workshop will follow the show for all ticket holders. Advance tickets are $7. On Saturday, January 28 at 8 p.m.: TAMMIE winner Jamie Anderson plays acoustic folk. This show will be interpreted for the hearing impaired by Aimee Zenizo. Advance tickets are $8. Call for tickets and information.
THE LAZY EIGHTS. Southwest Center for Music. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Come see where country meets bluegrass, at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 14. The Rowdies will be opening the show with oldies and roots rock in this smoke-free environment. Beer and wine will be available. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, available at The Folk Shop, Loco Records, Hear's Music, and the Southwest Center for Music.
BARBERSHOP CHORUS. Head to the center court at Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., for this free concert at noon on Saturday, January 14.
CABARET MAGRITTE. This performance, music and spoken word event takes place at 10 p.m. January 14 in the Bowler Room of Café Magritte, 254 E. Congress St. Admission is $2. Call 884-8004 for information.
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus main entrance, east of Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. The UA Artist Series continues at 2 p.m. on January 14 with the Battle of the Big Bands. Tickets are from $12 to $17; UA students receive a $5 discount.
GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL. Southwest Center for Music. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. The second annual festival features Willie Neal Johnson and the New Gospel Keynotes with special guests, to begin at 8 p.m. January 13. Advance tickets are $12, $10 for KXCI members, and $3 more the day of the show. Call for ticket outlet locations or charge by phone.
GOSPEL MUSIC AND HEBREW MELODIES. This performance will highlight Tucson's 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration at 7 p.m. Sunday, January 15 at Temple Emanu-El, 225 N. Country Club. The event is free and open to the public.
MID-DAY CONCERTS. Dinnerware Gallery. 135 E. Congress St. The following free performances will be from noon to 1 p.m.: January 18, acoustic folk by Paula Jean Brown with Joey Burns and Robert Mache; and January 25, folk pop by Caitlin von Schmidt & special guests.
NEAL AND LEANDRA. Unitarian Universalist Church. 4831 E. 22nd Street. On tour from Minneapolis after the release of their second album, the singing duo will be joined by Art Kershaw at 8 p.m. Friday, January 13. Advance tickets are $7, $6 for TFTM, KXCI and TKMA members. Call 327-4809 for more information.
ORGAN CONCERTS. Scottish Rite Cathedral. 160 S. Scott Ave. The winter organ concerts continue Wednesdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on the following dates: January 18, Lynn Moser; and January 25, Janet Miller.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220 ext. 102. Guitarist and songwriter Erica Wheeler performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 12. Advance tickets are $7, $6 for KXCI, TFTM and TKMA members, available at Hear's Music, 2508 N. Campbell Ave., Antigone Books, 600 N. Fourth Ave., or by calling 884-1220. Admission is $2 more at the door.
TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART. 330 S. Scott Ave. 792-9155. R. Carlos Nakai will perform selections from Brahms, DeMars and Silvestre Reveultas on January 12 and 13. Call for tickets and information.
TSO STRING QUARTET. Christ Church United Methodist. 655 N. Craycroft Road. The program includes selections from Haydn, Shostakovitch and Dvorak. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 15, and admission is $5. Call 299-7189 for information.
LA PLACITA CONCERTS. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, free concerts are held at La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave., in the gazebo area. Call 623-2748 if you would like to participate in the program.
ARIZONA MINI-CONCERTS. The Academic Wind Octet of Caracas, Venezuela, will give a free concert on the El Con Pavilion stage at noon Saturday, January 14.
SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE. The next meeting of the Tucson Acoustic Songwriters' Circle meets on the second Thursday of each month at Cushing Street Bar and Grill's back patio, 343 S. Meyer Ave.. Bring a new song at 7 p.m. January 12. Call Bruce for information at 791-3562.
WAGNERIAN SYMPOSIUM. Arizona Opera and the Arizona Humanities Council host Wagner and the Apocalypse at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18 at the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts, 408 S. Sixth Ave. The lecture is free, but reservations are required. RSVP to Polly Monroe at 293-4336.
PERCUSSION CLASS. Learn to play traditional drum music from Africa and the Caribbean with Art Rodriguez. This fun and exciting class will increase your sensibility for rhythm while teaching you how to play drums with others. All levels welcome. Classes are Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Cost is $3 to $5 per class. Call 884-0811 for locations and times.
UA MUSIC CALENDAR. The School of Music at the University of Arizona has hundreds of concert events each year and most of them are free. If you want to get in on some of these dandy and downright delightful concerts, operas and more, you can now subscribe to a monthly music calendar listing events. Send a $5 check payable to the U of A to Calendar Subscription, School of Music, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. You can always call the 24-hour MusiCall hotline for weekly events at 621-2998.
BALALAIKA CONCERT. The UA Balalaika Orchestra and Kalinka Russian Dancers join in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 14 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 15 in the TCC Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave. Dancers will perform traditional "kharavod", the Ukrainian Hopak and three new choreographed numbers. Reserved tickets are $7, available at the downtown box office and through all Dillard's outlets. For information call 327-4418.
JELLY'S LAST JAM . Centennial Hall, UA campus east of main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. January 18 and 19 only: Jelly's Last Jam starring Maurice Hines, Savion Glover and Freda Payne comes to Tucson for two 8 p.m. performances. Call for information and reservations.
DANCE IMPROVISATION COURSE. A 10 session course taught by Mary Ann Brehm will meet at the Tucson Creative Dance Center, 3131 N. Cherry Ave., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, from January 18 through March 29. Call 323-6711 for registration and information.
BALLROOM DANCE. The Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association of Tucson announces its Inaugural Dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, January 14 at 2713 N. Campbell Ave. Dancers of all skill levels are invited. An introductory class is offered at 7 p.m. No partner is necessary. Admission is $2 for USABDA members, $3 for non-members. Call 292-9853 for information.
FREE DANCE AND DRUM WORKSHOP. The Tucson Center for the Performing Arts, 408 S. Sixth Ave., is the location for a lively and exciting opportunity for children to participate in Dance and Rhythms of West Africa, by artist in residence Barbea Williams. There will be two sessions: Dance workshop from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; and drum workshop from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, January 15. A similar workshop for adults is scheduled for Sunday, February 26. Workshops have limited space, so call Barbea at 292-9313 to register.
FLOOR BARRE/MODERN CLASSES. Orts Company dancer and NYC refugee Lucia Zeffirelli teaches on-going classes combining the Copley technique with Graham, Ballet and Limón foundations. Classes meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Orts space, 930 N. Stone Ave. Price is $6 per class, or $20 for five classes. Call 882-0195 for information.
GOLDEN AGERS DANCING. Eagles Club. 1530 N. Stone Ave. Dance 'til you drop every Friday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. to the music of Mr. Smooth. $1.50 donation at the door. For information call Vickie Pearl, 888-7450.
OLD PUEBLO SQUARE DANCE CENTER. 613 E. Delano St. Country dance lessons offered every Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Couples, singles and teens are welcome. Call 795-8288 for more information.
LINE DANCE. Old Pueblo Square Dance Center. 613 E. Delano St., at First Avenue and Fort Lowell Road. OPSDA instructor Janalea will get the lead out of your feet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday in this alcohol-free, non-smoking environment. Classes are $3. All welcome. Call Bernice at 795-8288 for information.
WELLNESS DANCE. Syndee Pokora teaches two classes to help relieve pain and stress and build healthier movement habits: "Mind/Body Unwinding", ongoing, and "Dance for Wellness" will begin again February 2. Cost is $10 for a single class; the price of a 6-week session varies. Anyone may join at any time. Classes are held at La Danse Teknik, 2631 N. Campbell Ave. Call 326-2508 with questions.
CONTRA DANCE. From 8 to 10 p.m. every Monday night at the 4th Avenue Social Club, 424 N. Fourth Ave., Tucson Friends of Traditional Music present a contra and square dance with live music and callers. Couples and singles are welcome to the free dance. No experience necessary. Call Becky at 327-1779 for more information.
SALSA LESSONS. Rafael Moreno and Descarga will give you some salsa dance lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the 4th Avenue Social Club, 424 N. Fourth Ave. Cost is $3 and that gets you the lesson plus great dancing until 1 a.m. Call 622-0376 for more information.
MLK CELEBRATION. Discover The Meaning of the Dream, a celebration of music and discussion at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 16 in the PCC East Campus Community Room, 8181 E. Irvington Road.
CELEBRATION OF SPIRIT. This celebration recognizing alternatives to violence will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13 at St. Cyril's Catholic Church, Parish Hall, 4725 E. Pima St. Sister Helen Prejean, Pulitzer Prize nominee for Dean Man Walking, will be the featured speaker. Tickets are available for a donation of $5.
UKRAINIAN BENEFIT. The Ukrainian American Society of Tucson celebrates the New Year with a special dinner and dance, Malanka, to benefit child victims of Chernobyl. No host cocktails begin at 6:30, with dinner and dance continuing from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 296-0085 for information and reservations.
EL CAMPO WORLD OF WHEELS. Southern Arizona's largest gathering of customized motor vehicles convenes January 13 through 15 at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. Key attractions include: The Flintstonemobile, 1994 "Lowrider of the Year", a Harley Davidson tribute, Fox TV World of Kids, and "Power Rangers" Black Ranger, Walter Jones. Hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $6 adults, $2 children 6 to 12 years.
STAMP AND COLLECTIBLE SHOW. The monthly Southern Arizona Coin, Stamp & Collectible Show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 15 in the Ocotillo Room of the Ramada Palo Verde Inn, 5251 S. Julien Dr. Call Bo Bobjak at 742-2002 for further information.
TICKET ALERT. The Tucson Museum of Art League announces the 15th Annual Dinner à L'Art, a series of 19 fundraising theme dinners throughout the month of February. Price of dinner is $80 per person. Contact TMA at 624-2333 to receive information about the hosts, menus and reservations.
RODEO PARADE ENTRIES. Anyone interested in participating in the world's longest non-motorized rodeo parade for the 70th La Fiesta de los Vaqueros may call the office at 294-1280. The 1995 parade starts at 9 a.m. February 23. Deadline for entrants is January 13. Spectator tickets are $3.50 and will go on sale January 7 at all Dillard's, malls, and community center outlets; and at Arizona Hatters, and at the rodeo ticket office, 4823 S. Sixth Ave.
RODEO EXHIBIT. The Tucson Rodeo Parade Equipment Museum, on the corner of East Irvington Road and South Sixth Avenue, will be open from January 9 through February 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TUCSON PUBLIC MARKET. Every Saturday, rain or shine, this vendor-run market meets at 135 S. Sixth Avenue. This is a real farmers' market, with all vendors growing and producing their products. Winter veggies in season include: exotic lettuce, arugula, spinach, beets, turnips and radishes. Chilly winter mornings are warmed by a fire. New vendors are welcome. Call 792-2623 for information.
UPTOWN MARKET. The Uptown Friday Farmer's Market at St. Philip's Plaza gathers from 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays, through April 1995. The market features fresh produce and baked goods, and live music by the Liz Fletcher Group and the Sabra Faulk Band. Call 326-8010 or 577-8181 with questions.
WOMEN'S STUDIES CONFERENCE. Trail Blazers & Torch Bearers: Women & Social Movements is the theme of the Women's Studies Advisory Council Annual Mini-Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. January 21 at the UA. Speakers will discuss women's activism in civil rights, labor strikes, development of child care, and re-entry into the workplace. Registration is $10 for WOSAC members, $12 for non-members, and includes morning coffee and lunch. The deadline for registration is January 18. Call 621-7338 for more information.
STAR TALK. The 185th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society announces Exploration, presented by Star Trek's Majel Barrett Roddenberry, at 7 p.m. January 13 in the UA Arizona Ballroom, in the student union center. The lecture is free and open to the public.
OSTEOPOROSIS. Feet and Osteoporosis will be discussed by speaker Martin Snyder, D.P.M., at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 14 in the UMC DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Lecture is free and open to the public. Call 626-2592 for information.
DIPLOMATIC TALK. An open forum with Rev. Lucius Walker, Jr. is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 in Student Union Room 281. Rev. Walker is an experienced traveler in Latin America, and an instrumental force behind the Pastors for Peace caravans. His talk is entitled: Citizen Action and Diplomacy.
DISEASES AND DISORDERS OF PLANTS. Tom Kruk has suggestions galore for preventing many of the scourges in your garden, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, January 14 in Tohono Chul Park's Wilson Room, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Lecture is free for members, $2 for non-members. RSVP to 742-6455.
BOOKSIGNING. Gary Nabhan will sign copies of Desert Legends: Re-storying the Sonoran Borderlands from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 14 at Coyote's Voice Books, in the Broadway Village Center at Broadway and Country Club Road. Call 327-6560 for information.
BOOKSIGNING. Author and photojournalist John Annerino will sign copies of The Wild Country of Mexico from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 14 at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway.
BOOK PUBLISHING CONFERENCE. If your interests include the many facets of book production, writing, editing, illustrating, publishing, etc., don't miss the Sixth Annual Arizona Book Publishing Conference hosted by the Tucson Book Publishing Association. Cultivating Books in the Desert will blossom Saturday, January 21 at Hotel Park Tucson, 5151 E. Grant Road. Fee is $50 for TBPA members, $75 for non-members. To register, write Arizona Book Publishing Conference Registration, P.O. Box 18892, Tucson, AZ 85731; or fax Sharon Walters at 325-0306 with any questions.
WRITE YOUR OWN HISTORY. StoryMaker is a workshop designed to facilitate the recall, writing and publication of personal history. This mini-workshop will provide you with guidance and techniques to get you started. The workshop will be held in a private home in north Tucson from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, January 26. Call Lalitha at 797-0676 for location, cost and registration.
POP-UP AND MOVEABLE BOOK EXHIBIT. UA Main Library, Special Collections wing. This collection of more than 200 books includes the production steps for Imperial Surprises, a pop-up book of Fabergé masterpieces, illustrations by V. Kubasta of Prague, and a variety of holiday books, on display through January. For library hours, call 621-6440.
DISCOVER ART. The UA Extended University is offering a new program this spring, Arts Discovery for Kids, six-week sessions for children in grades 3 through 9. "Story Theatre" (grades 3 to 6) will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, January 28 through March 4. Stories come alive as children become the characters they read about. "Puppet Theatre" (grades 2 to 6) meets 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, February 11 through March 18, with students working on voice, movement and character development for their puppet creations. "Steel Drums" (grades 5 to 8) meets 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, with two sessions from February through May. Call 624-UofA for registration and information.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT ORIENTATION. A free orientation will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 14 at the Ina E. Gittings Building on the north side of the UA mall near Campbell Avenue. Creative Movement for Children is offered by the UA Extended University for ages two through nine, and focuses on body awareness, confidence, coordination and social skills. Call 624- 8632 for information or registration for regular classes in early movement education.
GARGOYLES. From the owners of the Fine Line, this hot alternative dance club for teens 14 to 18 will be open 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday and Saturday. There are also video games, pinball, pool tables, and soda/snack bar. Security provided. Gargoyle's is located at 3206 N. First Ave. in the Amphi Plaza shopping center. Admission is $5. Call 690-1930 for information.
HEALTH FAIR. The Ott YMCA, 401 S. Prudence Road, hosts this event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, January 14. Kids Southwest will be making IDs for a $6 fee. Admission to the event is free, with activities for all ages. Call 885-2317 for information.
COLORFUL LECTURE AND WORKSHOP. Color and Child Development: The Four Temperaments is the theme of a lecture and workshop with Nancy Mellon, sponsored by the Enchanted Desert Playgarden School. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 13, and promises to be of interest to artists, parents, educators, psychologists and social workers. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 14. Both events are at the school, 3238 E. First St. Suggested donation is $7 for the lecture, $30 for the workshop. Call 325-5514 for more information.
GYMBOREE. A variety of classes for parents of children three months to five years old, emphasizing early learning, physical fitness, socialization and parent/child interaction are offered throughout the week, including Saturdays. Registration for winter session is $78 for 12 weeks, and is on-going with unlimited make-ups within the session. Classes are held at Northwest Community Friends Church, 5950 N. La Canada. Call 742-5171 for more information about class times.
F.E.M.A.L.E. Formerly Employed Mothers at the Leading Edge, is a support group for moms who have taken a break from their careers to be at home. The next meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, January 16 in the YMCA room near the west end of the Foothills Mall. Call Diane at 744-0254 for more information.
THE PARENT CONNECTION. The Parent Connection, 1010 N. Alvernon Way, offers Open Playtime, a drop-in opportunity for children to enjoy a playroom with slides, ladders, balance beams and more. January Open Playtime is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday for children 2-5 years old, 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday for children age birth through 2 years, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for children birth through 5 years old. "Dad n' Me" play group, for ages through five years, meets Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. "Awareness In Parenting" group shares how children think and feel, on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for parents of up to 5 month-old babies, and at 11 a.m. for parents of children 6 to 15 months old. Programs are $20 for four weeks. Single Parent Support Group are changing their day to 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Parent Connection. Meet and exchange ideas with other single parents. The "High Noon" brown bag drop-in support group, for working parents or those on tight schedules, meets every Monday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Limited childcare by reservation is available at $2 per child. Call 321-1500 for further information.
NEW CLASSES. The Parent Connection, 1010 N. Alvernon Way, offers the following events and classes beginning in January: S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) is a six-week series for parents of children up to five years, with classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Cost is $40/couple, $25 for singles. Other up-coming classes include: Infant Massage, Parenting the Difficult Child, Infant and Child CPR, and a grandparenting series. Call 321-1500 to pre-register.
TAKE A FLYING LEAP. Marana Skydiving Center at Avra Valley Airport, five miles off I-10 on Avra Valley Road, offers one day classes for solo and tandem jumps. For more information call 602-682-4441.
BIKE TRIPS. Jerry and Bev Pitcock have arranged more than 30 different "biketivities" for the month of January. Choose your own pace, length of trip, level of difficulty, day of the week and type of scenery: treks range from a 50-mile ride to Oracle Junction to a short family outing along the Santa Cruz River Park, and everywhere in between. Call Park Avenue Bikes, 624-9506, for a daily schedule.
TELECOM SHUTTLE. The Northern Telecom Open will take place from January 16 through January 22. Sun Tran will run buses from the east parking lot of the Foothills Mall to the tournament, every 15 minutes beginning January 16. Call Sun Tran for information.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets on sale for the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters' Tucson game against the Washington Generals, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 17 at TCC. An appearance by the new team mascot, Globie, guarantees to entertain the youngest generation of fans. Tickets range from $9 to $17, available at Dillard's, the TCC box office, or charge-by-phone 791-4266. All seats are reserved.
CAR RACES. Tucson Raceway Park will host NASCAR's "Winter Heat" racing series, eight races scheduled through January 22. Three races will be part of the new NASCAR Super Truck Series, marking the first time in the modern era racing that NASCAR will sanction anything but passenger sedans in a closed course format. Preferred seating is $15 and general seating is $10. Call 1-602-762-9200 for tickets.
SINGLE CAMPERS OF TUCSON. A different kind of singles club for those with the outdoors itch. Campouts are planned for the second weekend of each month, at sites throughout southern Arizona. Car/tent camping in primitive areas, potlucks, campfires, hiking and good people. Membership fee is $12. Call Eric Anderson at 325-7098 for more information.
ARCHAEOLOGY TOURS. The Center for Desert Archaeology now offers tours of both downtown Tucson and remote desert sites, providing new visions of Tucson's fascinating past. See the hidden 3,000 year-old village downtown, prehistoric rock art petroglyphs, or half-day tours to Signal Hill, Picture Rocks and King's Canyon. Contact Connie Allen-Bacon at 881-2244 for more information on tours. Individual, group and corporate rates are available.
RAMSEY CANYON PRESERVE. 27 Ramsey Canyon Road. 602 378-2785. The 300-acre Nature Conservancy sanctuary in the Huachuca Mountains celebrates its 20th anniversary in 1995, with a variety of indoor programs, with regular Saturday guided tours resuming in March. Visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Reservations are accepted. Admission is free, with a $5 donation suggested for non-members.
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING. Eastside residents can take advantage of the City of Tucson's curbside/alley collection on January 15 or 22. Outreach Center sites at El Con Mall, Old Wal-Mart at Pantano Road and Broadway, SE corner of Tucson Mall, and Center Point at Campbell Avenue and Irvington Road will accept drop-off trees from 8 a.m. to noon on February 4. For information, call 791-3171.
VEHICLE REPAIR AND RECYCLING SEMINAR. This seminar will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 25 at the PCC East Campus, 8181 E. Irvington Road. Cost is $15. This informational seminar is aimed at body shops, detailers, quick change operations and those in the wrecking yard business. Topics include: how to store, handle and dispose of wastes properly, hazardous waste generator categories, inspection tips and waste and pollution reduction. Call 722-7872 for registration information.
RECYCLING. A 24-hour recycling drop-off center is located at Catalina High School, 3645 E. Pima St. Bring your newspaper, corrugated cardboard, glass bottles, cans, plastic soda bottles and milk jugs to the southwest corner of the school grounds. Other city/TUSD drop-off centers are at Cholla High School, 2001 W. 22nd St.; Booth-Fickett Magnet School, 7240 E. Calle Arturo; Carson Middle School, 7777 E. Stella Road; Wrightstown Elementary School, 8950 E. Wrightstown Road; Gridley Middle School, 350 S. Harrison Road; and Morrow Education Center, 1010 E. 10th St.
RETHINKIT LINE. Don't know whether to throw it, hoe it or stow it? The RETHINKIT Recycling Information Line, 791-5000, offers information for callers with recycling questions and concerns.
TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. You can take a "Birds and Gardening Tour" at 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday. At 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday, go exploring at the Gardens and learn about Tucson's native flora. Tours are $3 and include admission to the Gardens. Good news for plant lovers: the nursery at TBG will now be open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday until May. Admission to the Botanical Gardens is $3, $2 for seniors, and free for children under 12.
TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS. The Master Composters of the Tucson Organic Gardeners staff the Compost Demonstration Site at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, excluding holidays, and have experts on hand to answer all your composting questions. Call the Composting Assistance Line at 798-6215 for help or further information on how you can compost at home.
TOG LECTURE. Lee Kenwick, of Prism Greenhouses, offers a free lecture entitled Seedling Care and Plant Propagation, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 17 at TBG Porter Hall, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. You can also call in gardening questions to Lee on the Green Thumb program at 8 a.m. Saturday mornings on KTUC, 1400 AM.
PIMA COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. The following demonstrations will be given on Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave., and at 1 p.m. at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road: January 18, Do Texas Root Rot, Caliche and Wind Oblige Us to Dig a Big Planting Hole?; and January 25, Prune the Roses Again.
MOVIES: Finally, Hoop Dreams arrives in our fair town, after playing for nearly three months in "big" cities around the country. This three-hour documentary about two inner-city kids from Chicago chasing the pot o' gold at the end of the basketball rainbow is receiving a strong push to become the first documentary ever nominated for Best Picture. Siskel and Ebert both named it the best picture of 1994.
BOOKS: Pronto by Elmore Leonard. The one-time king of the gritty crime novel has relinquished his crown to the scandalously-funny Carl Hiasson, but Leonard isn't going to go away without a fight. After cruising along with his past couple efforts, he's back with a pleasing tale about a Miami bookie whose retirement plans are threatened by the Mob and the Feds. Leonard, who once described his bare-bones writing style by explaining that he "just leaves out the stuff that people don't read anyway," is back on track.
TELEVISION: House of Buggin' Sundays at 7:30 on Fox. You might want to dismiss this as In Living Color in just a lighter shade of brown, but host/star John Leguizamo brings a vitality and street edge to the sketch comedy that may just give this thing a chance for survival. Based in New York and featuring a mostly Hispanic cast, Buggin' skewers scattershot as it goes, but the first show was more funny than not. Worth a look.
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