ARIZONA CHILDREN'S THEATRE. 3601 E. Broadway, #44. 795-9314. Opening February 4 and continuing through February 19: Story Theatre Shows, Hansel and Gretel, The Most Remarkable Cat, and The Breman Town Musicians. Regular show times are at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 seniors, and $3 children. No reservations necessary.
BORDERLANDS THEATRE. A reading of Thirteen Days/Trece Días, a play about the EZLN uprising in Chiapas, Mexico. The play was authored by Subcomandante Marcos, Carlos Salinas de Gotari, Cruz Chavez, Mariano Peres Tsu, countless journalists and the ghost of Emiliano Zapata, with the collaboration of three Tusconeses. Reading begins at 7 p.m. February 3, at the Newman Center, UA campus at Second Street and Cherry Avenue. Suggested donation is $3 to $5.
CHILDSPLAY. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. 622-2823. Special performances February 3 through 5 only: Aesop's fable about the thorn in the lion's paw, Androcles and the Lion, as told by a troupe of "strolling" players in a market place. Appropriate for ages four to 12, and family audiences. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $7.50 to $10.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Opening February 6 and continuing through February 10: The Going It Alone Series continues with "Interiors", an introspective theatrical and dance journey featuring Anne Bunker. Call theatre at 882-9721 for schedule of workshops and performances. Tickets range from $5 to $12 for production events. Reservations are suggested.
ONE IN TEN THEATRE. 738 N. Fifth Ave., suite 131. 770-9279. Opening February 8 and continuing through February 25: Movie Queens, the story of two feuding legendary actresses who are reunited for a Broadway play, only to find that their personal history is the real drama. Tickets are $9, $8 for students and seniors, available at Antigone Books on Fourth Avenue, at the door, or by calling 770-9279.
SYMPHONY HALL. 225 E. Adams Ave. Opening February 15 and continuing through February 19: A Chorus Line, featuring Phoenix Symphony Orchestra members in accompaniment. Tickets range from $26.50 to $32.50, available at all Dillard's outlets, or by calling 678-2222. Group rates available for groups of 20 or more.
a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Continuing through February 26: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, an award winning play by Tom Stoppard. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7, with a $1 discount for students with ID, seniors, artists and a.k.a. Theatre donors. Call for reservations.
ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Peter Marroney Theatre. Fine Arts Complex, south end of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway east of Park Avenue. 621-1162. Continuing through February 11: Mad Forest, an incisive portrait of a society in turmoil, focusing on two families living under the reign and collapse of a totalitarian regime. Performances are at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $6 to $12, available at Dillard's or the Fine Arts Box Office, 621-1162.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through March 25: Sonny Montana Singing Cowboy. Rich Edmonson of Chuck Wagon and the Wheels, and Earl Brennion of the Titan Valley Warheads join Sonny in his Sagebrush Band. Regular show times are: Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m., with additional performances at 9:30 on Friday and Saturday. Matinees are scheduled for February 12 and 26, and March 5. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 for seniors, students and active military; and $6 for children 12 and under.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Continuing through February 12: Peter Shaffer's sparkling comedy, Lettice and Lovage. "Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten!" is the battle cry of Miss Lettice Douffet, indefatigable enthusiast of History and The Theatre. Evening performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $9 to $14. Charge by phone 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
SERENDIPITY PLAYHOUSE. 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. 751-4445. Continuing through February 25: Andrew Bergman's Social Security, featuring "sour ball spitting" Sophie Greengrass, who's involuntarily invaded her daughter's upscale Manhattan life. Regular performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $12 to $15, with discounts for seniors, students and military. Call for reservations.
TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART. 330 S. Scott Ave. Continuing through February 3: Presidio Grill and Flamenco Y Mas present Flamenco Cabaret!, intimate cabaret-style performances with the region's finest dancers and tapas menu, with sangria by Presidio Grill. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Cabaret Theatre. Tickets are $10 at the door, no credit cards. Call 327-4667 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Tucson Playhouse is looking for male actors, ages 18 to 35, for an historical docudrama, The Wells Spicer Decision. Bring monologue less than five minutes long. Auditions are from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 5, at the Playhouse, 124 E. Broadway. Call Sybil for more information at 742-7361.
CASTING NOTICE. Local filmmaker is looking for actors for a non-union, feature length thriller. Parts for Hispanic and Caucasian males and females in their '20s, and one male aged 40 to 60. Some nudity required. Actors will receive copy, credit, meals and deferred pay. Send photo and resume ASAP to the attention of Mr. Gallea, Buried in Tucson, 1221 N. Olsen Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Borderlands Theatre is accepting unproduced, full-length playscripts by playwrights whose work reflects the culturally diverse realities of the border region, and the Border as a metaphor. Special consideration will be given to minority playwrights. English, Spanish or bilingual scripts accepted. Scripts must be mailed in triplicate to Border Playwrights Project, P.O. Box 2791, Tucson, AZ 85702. Deadline is March 30. Call 882-8607 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Stray Theatre Productions announces auditions for the musical Wigged Out, at 7:30 p.m. February 6, at Tucson Center for the Performing Arts, 408 S. Sixth Ave. Auditioners will perform a two minute monologue and song, preferably country western. Paying roles for five women and three men are available.
AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Children's Theatre Company announces auditions for Witch in the Woodpile, at 3 p.m. February 4 and 5 at ACTC's El Con Theatre, located at the NE corner of the El Con Mall. Five fantasy character parts will be cast. Bring a photo, resume, prepared monologue and song. Call 795-9314 for more information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Dance Theatre announces auditions on February 4 at Dance Visions, 3843 N. Oracle Road, for their upcoming production, June 10 and 11, at PCC Center for the Arts. Snow White and Les Sylphides will be included in the program. Parts are available for dancers of all ages and abilities. Call Jane Matty Willett at 887-2085 for information.
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-serve basis for the 1995-96 performance season. Call James at 884-8210 for more information.
OLD PUEBLO PLAYWRIGHTS. The Old Pueblo Playwrights, a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of dramatic works for the performing arts, invites all writers, performers and others interested in the theatre to join the group. No training or professional experience is necessary. OPP meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays in the Rehearsal Hall (second floor) of the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. For more information call Jesse at 887-6741.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Entries for the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest are being accepted now through March 1, 1995. Plays must be unpublished and accompanied by proof of production (programs, reviews, etc.). Any length up to 90 minutes on any subject, with subject matter appropriate for schools and community theatre. Productions favoring female roles and having minimal set requirements given priority. No entry fee. Winning entry receives publication and $1,000 advance. Send entries to: Playwriting Contest, Pioneer Drama Service, P.O. Box 4267, Englewood, CO 80155-4267.
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 1-719-444-0884. Deadline is February 28, 1995.
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Opening February 4 and continuing through February 28: Stone Spirit Fantasies, introducing the work of Jennifer Carr. Sculptures combine Zuni fetishes with gems and minerals. There will be an opening reception from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 5, at the Foothills Mall location.
CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Opening February 4, with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m., and continuing through February 25: Four Artists: Three Disciplines, featuring works by Jill S. Kelly, Gloria Isak-Morton, Jack Remington and Joan Demott Sullivan. 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 623-5883 for information.
DINNERWARE. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Opening February 4 and continuing through February 25: Instincts, fiber works by Barbara Brandel and tapestries by Ann Keuper. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, February 11. 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. Thursday Art Walks.
ETHERTON GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through March 25, with an opening reception from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, February 4: color photography by Christopher Burkett and William Lesch, and mixed media constructions by Jeffrey Jonczyck. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, with extended hours on Downtown Saturday Nights.
JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. Art Building, UA Campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue. Single performance February 8: Cabin Fever, performace art by Ellen Fischer. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
NEW DOORS OF THE ARTS. 242 S. Park Ave. 770-9950. Opening February 4 with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m., and continuing through February 25: a joint show with stone-metal sculpture by Zak Zakovi and paintings and paper works by Charles Piqué. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with extended hours Downtown Saturday Nights.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza, Suite 90, 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Opening February 6 and continuing through March 31: the gallery's annual jewelry show, plus the work of fiber and glass artists. Featured artists include: Michael Boyd, Barbara Brandel, Diane Egbert, Bill Ford, Debra May and Marne Ryan. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
PHILABAUM CONTEMPORARY ART GLASS. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Opening February 4 with a reception from 6 to 10 p.m., and continuing through April 8: Paint and Glass: The Expressive Connection, Southwest Invitational VIII. The show features artists who use glass, rather than canvas, to paint. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Related events with Curator Robert Carlson include: a glass demonstration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 3, and a guest lecture from 2 to 4 p.m. February 4, at the Tucson Museum of Art.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Opening February 4 and continuing through March 1: imPRISMed Perceptions, a mixed media installation including paintings and assemblages by David Belcheff and Rosemary Kimble. Cartoon-like satirical paintings shown with mixed-media found-object assemblages placed in an extra-terrestrial setting. Regular gallery hours are 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Dowtown Saturday Nights, and Thursday Art Walk.
WINGSPAN. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 887-9358. Opening February 4 with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and continuing through March 1: Essay of Abstract Expressionism, paintings by Liz Vaughn. Call for regular gallery hours.
ART!! GALLERY. 6328 E. Broadway, in the El Mercado Plaza. 745-8586. Continuing through February 14: Cowboy showcase celebrates rodeo month. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through February 18: Amalgam: recent photographs, by Brion McCarthy, features a series of large, vibrant abstracts and a quietly atmospheric series of black and white images.
CFHS ART GALLERY. 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. 5775090. Continuing through March 1: Catalina Foothills High School Department of Art invites the public to the second annual student art exhibition. Regular gallery hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. University of Arizona campus. 621-7968. Continuing through March 26: Art Museum, a new exhibition of works by contemporary artists Sophie Calle, Louise Lawler, Richard Misrach, Diane Neumaier, Richard Ross and Thomas Struth. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be a lecture about the show by Chief Curator Peter Bermingham, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, at the gallery.
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.
G.A.S.P. GALLERY. Utterback Middle School, 3233 S. Pinal Vista. 798-2794. Continuing through February 28, with an opening reception from 5 to 6 p.m. on February 14: Language of the Lens, contemporary Native American photographs. 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.
LAUGHLIN STUDIO GALLERY. 220 S. Norris Ave. 624-7354. Continuing through February 12: Celebrating the Southwest, watercolor landscapes by David Laughlin. Call for regular gallery hours.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through February 25: recent works by Douglas Denniston. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
MALAIKA. 2900 E. Broadway, #178. 881-0110. Continuing through March 31: a selection of limited edition signed etchings by Nigerian artist Tayo Takove Quaye, and the Masai series of stippling prints by Frank Feaster. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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.
PHANTOM GALLERIES. Various locations. 624-9977. Vacant window-front galleries doubling as temporary exhibition space include the following: 47 E. Pennington St., installation by Katie Cooper; 38 E. Congress St., works by Deata Wehr; 110 S. Church Ave., exhibition by Alicia Louden.
PIMA COLLEGE WEST CAMPUS GALLERY. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. 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. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 6232828. Continuing through February: bronze sculpture by Michael Storey, leather bags by Carson Rogers and whimsical pottery by Ray Davis. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
PUZEY GALLERY. 47 S. Sixth Ave. 884-4522. 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.
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.
T/PAC TRAVELING EXHIBIT. Tucson Main Public Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 791-4391. Continuing through March 15: T/PAC's Rural Arts Traveling Exhibit visits the lobby, with works by Stella Clancy, Gloria Isak-Morton and Darlene Le Clair. Exhibit hours are: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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. 6242333. Continuing through February 12: 30 Years in the Arena: Louise Serpa Photographs. 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.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. South end of the Olive Road pedestrian underpass, near Park Avenue and Speedway. Continuing through February 26: Mark Rothko: The Spirit of Myth, 24 expressionistic style paintings documenting a critical period in the evolution of Rothko's style. Continuing through March 5: DreamWeavers, an exhibition of paintings by 15 artists working in fantasy art and children's book illustration. Related events include three children's workshops on writing, illustrating, and storytelling in February. Call 621-7567.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 6246878. Continuing through February 4: Escrapparte!, a joint solo exhibition of Los Angeles artists Victor Durazo and Fernando Torres. Also showing are recent works by Frank Romero and Margaret Garcia and Phillip Estrada.
JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. Art Building, UA Campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue. 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.
BISBEE'S FINEST. Bisbee's Finest Gallery. 21 Subway, Bisbee, AZ. 1-602-432-5137. Opening reception at 7 p.m. February 11: recent works by potter Danielle Winter, including 24 functional porcelain vases and bowls. Other February 11 events include the Bisbee Arts Coalition's Hearts for Arts Auction, the public library's annual chocolate tasting, and an arts opening at The Subway Gallery, featuring paintings by Bill Blomquist and Tucson artist Michael Chittock.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH. Unitarian Universalist Church. 4831 E. 22nd St. 748-1551. Watercolor Paintings of Travels, landscapes of Italy and Nepal by David Laughlin, are on display at the Artist of the Month Gallery at the church through Friday, March 3. Regular gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
DESERT DRAWING CLASS. Part hike, part art class, this workshop will help you get close to the landscapes you're learning to draw. All classes are $15, and meet from noon to 4 p.m. at the following locations: February 12, La Milagrosa Canyon; February 19, Tucson Mountain Park; and February 26, near the Tortolita Mountains. For registration and information, call 323-3944.
ART BREAKS. The UA Museum of Art, located at the south end of the Olive Road pedestrian underpass, near Park Avenue and Speedway, offers two art talks at 12:15 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: February 8, David Christiana will discuss the DreamWeavers exhibition; and February 15, Elizabeth Mitchell examines the depiction of women in 19th century English paintings in Hothouse Flowers and Clinging Vines: Victorian Women Against the Wall.
ART TALKS. The following lectures are free and open to the public: Ellen Fisher performance of Cabin Fever will be followed by a short lecture at 7:30 p.m. February 8, at the Joseph Gross Gallery on the UA campus. Mark Pauline will show videos and discuss his machine performances at 7 p.m. February 22, location TBA. Call 621-1251 for information.
GRAND OPENING. Wolfe Galleries announces the grand opening celebration of its new location at 9600 N. Oracle Road, from 1 to 4 p.m. February 4 and 5. The gallery features traditional and contemporary artists. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 742-4222 for information.
ART SPACE PROGRAM. Tucson District Arts Partnership, Inc. announces the Art Space Development Loan Program, offering up to $5,000 in low-interest loans to preserve existing art space and develop new art spaces in the downtown area. Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, February 24. For applications and information, call 624-9977.
CREATIVE CARTOONING. This class meets 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays at Tucson Open University, 2030 E. Broadway, #100. Instructor Steve Forrester is a professional cartoonist who will show you some basics to develop your doodles into camera-ready cartoons. Cost is $25, with classes starting January 28. Call 622-0170 to register, through February 4.
COMIC ART CLASSES. Capt. Spiffy's, 944 E. University Blvd., offers classes focusing on stylized, more or less human anatomy, "guaranteed to make your work look exactly like many famous artists (like Picasso!)." Classes are four sessions, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays, starting February 13. Cost is $50. Call 624-4643 or stop by the shop for information and registration.
ART OF LEARNING. The UA Extended University offers this series of classes in art, music and history, to spin a new perspective on the world around you. A sample of upcoming classes includes: The Rich and Exciting Story of American Art, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, February 1 through March 1; English Life in the 18th and 19th Centuries As Seen Through Art, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, February 8 through March 15; and Introduction to Native American Arts and Crafts of the Southwest, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, February 23 through March 16. Call 624-UofA for registration and information.
PHOTO EXHIBITION. Landscape photographer Mark Klett exhibits his black and white photographs from the recently published book Desert Legends: Re-storying the Sonoran Borderlands through March 6 at the Desert Museum's Ironwood Gallery, 2021 N. Kinney Road.
T/PAC GRANTS. Tucson/Pima Art Council's grants deadline is March 17, 1995. Guidelines and applications will not be mailed. They may be picked up at the Arts Council offices. For information call Albert Soto at 624-0595.
CALL FOR ARTISTS. José Galvez Gallery is seeking artists in all media who wish to exhibit their work during 1995-96. The gallery exhibits contemporary work of and by Latinos. Non-Latinos must have a Latino theme to their work. Send a maximum of 20 slides to José Galvez Gallery, 743 N. Fourth Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705; or call 624-6878 Wednesday through Saturday for an appointment. Deadline is February 28.
ART TALKS. The Tucson Museum of Art Docent Council offers the following free art talks at noon on the following Mondays and Thursdays in February: February 2, Bruegel: High Art in Low Places; February 6, Goya; February 9, The Great Age of British Watercolor: 1750-1880; February 13, Wyeth Family Dynasty; February 16, Frederic Remington; February 20, Will the Real Charles Russell Please Stand Up?; February 23, Ride 'em Cowboy; February 27, Great Masters of Western Art; January 26, Temples and Pagodas of Nepal; March 2, Rodin: The Shape of Genius; March 6, Ladies of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
CALL FOR ARTISTS. The PCC West Campus Art Gallery is looking for artists in all media who wish to exhibit work during the 1995-96 school year. The gallery is a quarter round 30' x 22' carpeted room, featuring two to four artists for four-week periods. Interested artists should send ten 35 mm slides, slide list, resume, any other pertinent information, and a SASE to Linda Rosenfield, Arts Division, PCC, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709-0001. Deadline is March 10.
CALL FOR ARTISTS. The Gallery Room at The Club at La Mariposa requests professional artists interested in showing their work send a SASE to Syd Clayton-Seeber, c/o The Club, 1501 N. Houghton Road, Tucson, AZ 85749.
CALL FOR MEMBERS. Horse of a Different Color, a Patagonia gallery, seeks artists who want to become members. Gallery organizers offer artists the opportunity to work with other artists in the exhibition and sale of their work. For a membership prospectus write to Horse of a Different Color, P.O. Box 548, Patagonia, AZ 85624; or call Jude at 1-602-394-2504.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. The Western States Arts Federation is accepting applications for the 1995 WESTAF/NEA Regional Fellowships for Visual Artists. Each year up to 30 $5,000 awards are given out to professional artists living in the western U.S. Call Deborah Hede at 1-505-988-1166 for an application form. Deadline for submission of materials is February 6.
DEMONSTRATION. See glass art in the making at Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, 711 S. Sixth Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The public is invited to watch glassblowers practice their craft during these times. Call ahead (884-7404) to confirm the day's schedule or if there are more than six people in your party.
NOON CONCERTS. St. Philip's In The Hills Parish continues the Winter Concert Series at 12:15 p.m. on the following Thursdays: February 2, flute, cello and harpsichord trio; February 9, contralto Lisa Monheit; February 16, woodwinds by The Blazer Quintet; and February 23, The Tucson Flute Club Flute Choir.
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus, east of main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. Paul Dresher continues the Discovery Series on February 11, with a lively musical theatre performance, Looking West to East. Tickets range from $10 to $16. On February 14, legendary diva Marilyn Horne's mezzo soprano could be your best Valentine's Day present to date. Tickets range from $28 to $40. And The Sound of Music comes to Tucson on February 28, starring Marie Osmond. Tickets range from $25 to $35.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. The Center celebrates the release of Stefan George's new cassette, Stef's Blue Bait Shop, from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, February 10. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 624-9006 for information.
BERGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. 1200 W. Speedway. 327-4809. Tim O'Brien returns to Tucson with his sister Mollie O'Brien, and their band the O'Boys, for an 8 p.m. performance Friday, February 3, featuring vocal harmonies, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass and more. Advance tickets are $11 to $14, with discounts for KXCI, TFTM and TKMA members, available at Hear's Music, The Folk Shop, Bentley's, and Good Time Music; or by calling 881-3947 or 327-4809. Tickets are $1 more at the door.
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus, east of main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 6213341. Acclaimed gospel quartet Mighty Clouds of Joy performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 7. Tickets range from $7 to $15, available at the box office, Dillard's, TCC, or by calling 621-3341.
GOSPEL MUSIC. Tucson-Pima Library presents African American Gospel Music: Its History and Hidden Meaning, at noon February 4 at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Stone Ave., and at 7 p.m. February 6, at the Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. A selection of gospel music will be performed by the Charles Reid Choir and the Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Choir. Following the performance, Dr. Jesse J. Hargrove will lead a discussion tracing the history, meaning and cultural significance of gospel music. For information call 791-4393. These programs are free and open to the public.
HOUSE OF SWING. The Santa Rita Ballroom, Broadway Boulevard and South Sixth Avenue, comes to life with the Gem Show Blues-A-Rama concert series, opening at 8 p.m. February 3 and 4 with the Sam Taylor Band, Miss Lavelle White and Teddy Morgan and the Sevilles. Performances continue with Sonny Antone Trio and the Eddie Burks Band on February 10 and 11, and Sam Taylor and Jimmy Lane's Blue Earth, along with Pete Pearson & Blues Sevilles on February 17 and 18. Advance tickets are $7.50, $20 for a "fan club package" good for any three upcoming shows, or $9.50 at the door. Gem show badge holders receive two admissions for $10 at the door. Call the House Hotline for details, 882-0755.
SANTA RITA BALLROOM. 106 S. Sixth Ave. 882-0755. Acoustic guitar virtuoso Adrian Legg makes a first-time appearance in Tucson for this special performance at 8 p.m. Sunday, February 5. Advance tickets are $7.50, $9.50 at the door. Call the House Hotline at 882-0755 for reservations and information.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Austin rock original K. McCarty takes the floor at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 8 for an evening of eclectic covers and originals you won't forget. Advance tickets are $5, available at all Zia Records locations, Hear's Music, Antigone Books, and Southwest Center for Music. Door tickets are $6.
SUPERJAM. Tucson Jazz Society hosts the SuperJam education fund benefit on Sunday, February 5 at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Come hear Tucson's finest, from dixieland to salsa. Tickets are $8, $5 for TJS members. Monies raised will help the scholarship program and JazzWerx, an all-city high school jazz ensemble. Also at the center on Sunday, the Record Fair sells new and used albums and CDs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Vendors include Hear's Music, Last Wax Records, and Marty Kool. Admission to the fair is free until doors open for SuperJam at 2:30 p.m. For information call 7433399.
UA HOLSCLAW HALL. UA campus, east end of the School of Music. Performing at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 5: L'Antica Musica: Music from 16th and 17th Century Italy, music for bass-baritone, archlute and theorbo by Monteverdi, Caccini, Landi and others. Student tickets are $3, $10 for seniors, and $13 general admission, available by calling 299-7006 or 889-4310. Also, faculty member Mark Basinski gives a guitar recital at 7:30 p.m. February 6. Tickets range from $3 to $8.
MID-DAY CONCERTS. The following free performances will be from noon to 1 p.m.: February 8, Temple of Music & Art Cabaret Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave., Invisible Theatre's Anne Bunker--An Artist's Journey; February 15, Jay Vosk, Dinnerware Gallery, 135 E. Congress St.; and also at Dinnerware on February 22, Orts Theatre of Dance.
ORGAN CONCERTS. Scottish Rite Cathedral. 160 S. Scott Ave. The winter organ concerts continue Wednesdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on February 15 with Mary Lou Barker; and February 22, Carolyn Bean.
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.
DESERT VOICES. Tucson's Gay and Lesbian chorus announces auditions at 7 p.m. Monday, February 6, in the UA School of Music, Room 162. The chorus is in particular need of tenors and basses. Call David at 886-1208 for information.
TICKET ALERT. Fishbone returns to Arizona February 18 at The Rock. This is an all-ages show, with special guests Weapon of Choice opening the show at 9 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 4, at The Rock, Zia Records and Dillard's, or by calling 1-800-638-4253. Advance tickets are $13. Other upcoming attractions on sale now are: February 15, G. Love and Special Sauce; February 17, L.A. Guns; February 20, the Cranes; February 22, Jon Secada; March 1, Raffi; and March 4, Sarah McLachlan. Tickets for these shows are available through TicketMaster, 784-4444, and Dillard's.
TICKET ALERT. The (Sweet) 16th Annual Concert of Charlie King is scheduled for Sunday, February 19, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd St. This concert by master singer/songwriter, storyteller and parodist will help raise needed funds for local groups. Advance tickets are $8, or $12 including a 6 p.m. dinner, available by calling 623-1688. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $9.
ART OF LEARNING. The UA Extended University offers this series of classes in art, music and history, to spin a new perspective on the world around you. A sample of upcoming classes at Catalina Foothills High School Performance Hall, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr., includes: TSO's Bob Bernhardt presents Symphonies That Swing, an evening of jazz and musical history, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, February 7; the life and music of Robert Schumann in The Melody Lingers On, on April 11; and Not Just for the Concert Hall, in May. Cost is $16.50 per class, $45 for the three-session series.
AUDITION TOUR. The Boston University Tanglewood Institute and the Boston University School for the Arts announces its regional audition tour for the 1995 summer season and fall semester. Regional auditions will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 8 at Scottsdale Conference Resort, 7700 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale. This program provides musicians of high school and college ages with professional music training year-round. Students unable to audition in person must submit a tape by March 1, 1995. To schedule an audition appointment, applicant must call the School for the Arts at 1-800-643-4796. For further information including application and scholarship material, write to 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215.
TICKET ALERT. Tucson Jazz Society's sixth annual big band season will feature three dances in February and March, with performances by L.A. band Swing Savant, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, and the Tucson Jazz Orchestra. Member series tickets are $32 for all three dances, or $47 for non-members. Single tickets are $18 each for the general public, $15 for TJS members. To order season tickets call 791-4838. Single tickets are available at the TCC box office, or by calling 791-4836.
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.
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus, east of main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 6213341. The National Ballet of Caracas offers a full-length production of Don Quixote at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 8. Tickets range from $16 to $26, available at the box office or by calling 621-3341.
DANCE FESTIVAL. The Arizona Contemporary Dance Festival begins at 8 p.m. February 4, at the PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road. The production features Center Dance Ensemble, Movement Source, Orts Theatre of Dance, Ann Ludwig Dance Theatre, Desert Dance Theatre and Tenth Street Danceworks. Tickets are $15, $10 for students and children, available at Dillard's or by calling 1-800-638-4253.
DANCE JAM. This Club Rhythm thang has taken hold! Join in the fun from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, February 3, at Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Child care is still available, with a suggested donation of $4. Admission is $4 at the door, $3 for KXCI members. It's still the only smoke-free, all-ages, barefoot-boogie and beverage bar free movement zone in town.
TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART. 330 S. Scott Ave. Continuing through February 3: Presidio Grill and Flamenco Y Mas present Flamenco Cabaret!, intimate cabaret-style performances with the region's finest dancers and tapas menu, with sangria by Presidio Grill. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Cabaret Theatre. Tickets are $10 at the door, no credit cards. Call 327-4667 for information.
TFTM DANCE. Tucson Friends of Traditional Music announces its 15th Anniversary Dance, from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, February 4, at First Congregational Church on University Boulevard and Second Avenue. There will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. All dances are explained, no experience necessary. Come with or without a partner. Call 318-0810 for information.
MODERN DANCE WORKSHOP. Orts dancer Nanette Robinson presents this workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, at the Southwest Center for the Arts, 2175 Sixth Ave. On-going classes from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday are also available. Workshop and classes combine Skinner Releasing, Tai Chi and Yoga. No previous dance experience is necessary. Call 887-1603 for more information.
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 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," on-going, and "Dance for Wellness," beginning 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.
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.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. National Society of Arts and Letters Dance Contest announces a regional modern dance contest for dancers ages 15 to 22. Winner to advance to National contest in Jacksonville, Florida, May 11, 1995. Contact Jory Hancock at the University of Arizona Dance Department for applications. Deadline for applications is February 28, 1995. Competition for career awards will be held Saturday, March 4 in the Ina E. Gittings Dance Building on the UA campus. Call 621-4698 for information.
GEM & MINERAL SHOWCASE. It's that time again. Gem and mineral experts and wholesalers show their wares through February 11, at various locations in metropolitan Tucson. For a complete list of dates and shows, call 770-2143.
STAR GAZING. The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will set up telescopes outside the Flandrau Science Center on the UA campus mall (Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, February 4. This is your last chance to see Saturn's rings for the next 12 months. The event is free and open to the public.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. Downtown SaturDays continue with Tucson Public Farmers Market, 135 S. Sixth Ave., from 8 a.m. to noon. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra string quartet gives a "Just for Kids" concert at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave. Also at the Temple, Tenth Street Danceworks performs at 1:30 p.m. Media Arts Playhouse teams up with the Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St., for special animated screenings and workshops at 2 and 4 p.m. Evening events include the romantic poetry of Shakespeare performed by The Tragidiots, from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Arizona Alley. Check out hot jazz from Caliente from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Ronstadt Transit Center, Sixth Avenue and Congress Street. And don't forget the special "sweetheart dishes and desserts" at participating cafés and restaurants throughout the Arts District.
BEAD SHOW. The Whole Bead Show comes to Tucson from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. February 3 through 7 at the Windmill Inn, 4250 N. Campbell Ave. This year's show promises a variety of handmade beads that can't be found anywhere else. Admission is $5.
VIRTUAL REALITY FAIR. Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, hosts this event from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 8. Learn about educational, medical and recreational applications of VR, and experience it yourself. Call 884-6851 or 888-0689 for more information.
RODEO EXHIBIT. The Tucson Rodeo Parade Equipment Museum, on the corner of East Irvington Road and South Sixth Avenue, will be open 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 farmer's market, with all vendors growing and producing their products. 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.
Out of Town
HISTORIC TOUR. The Florence Preservation Commission sponsors the 10th annual self-guided Tour of Historic Florence from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 4. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 6 to 12 years. Tickets and guidebooks will be available at 10 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, southeast corner of 8th and Baily streets, on tour day. For more information call 1-602-868-4835.
TUBAC FESTIVAL. The Tubac Festival of the Arts runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. February 4 through 12, featuring a wide variety of arts, crafts and entertainment. A portion of the festival proceeds go to United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Arizona. Tubac is located off Interstate 19, at Exit 34 or Exit 40. Call 1-602-398-9296.
FRIENDS OF TIBET. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 2, Arizona Friends of Tibet sponsor a slide presentation in the UA College of Architecture Auditorium, on the life of Alexandra David-Neel, author, pioneering feminist and daring explorer of Central Asia. Admission is $5, $3.50 for students and AFT members. Call 885-6527 for information.
HEALTH CARE REFORM. The UA Faculty Community Lecture Series continues with A Physician's Perspective on Health Care Reform, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, in the AHSC DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Admission is free, and free parking is available. Call 621-3512 for information.
KINOY. Long-time radical lawyer and independent political candidate Arthur Kinoy will give a free presentation at 7 p.m. in Room 140 of the UA Law College. Co-founder of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Mr. Kinoy has represented people such as Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. For more information call 623-7306.
MENTOR NETWORK. Men's Romantic Perfectionism focuses on "getting past male fantasy and finding good women." Lecture is free and open to the public, and meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, at the Jewish Community Center, southeast corner of Dodge Boulevard and River Road.
MONEY TALKS. Mission Branch Library, 3770 S. Mission Road, offers a free series on financial investing. The following presentations will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: February 8, Stop, Look, Listen--Straight Talk About Investing; February 22, Making Your Money Work for You After You Retire; and March 1, 10 Most Common Mistakes Made with Mutual Funds.
SAGA SPEAKS. Southern Arizona Guides' Association, a non-profit organization for professional tour guides, offers a free slide show by Kay Korn to discuss Arizona's Nature Conservancy preserves. The show is open to the public, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, at Pappy's Restaurant, 375 S. Stone Ave. Call 742-7361 for more information.
JUNG SERIES. A three-part lecture/discussion series entitled An Introduction to C.G. Jung, continues from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 8 and 15 at St. Philip's In The Hills Parish, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Call 529-1433 for cost of individual lectures.
HISTORICAL SERIES. The following lectures will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Arizona Historical Society Auditorium, 949 E. Second St.: February 8, The Story of One Japanese-American Family: Gila River Japanese Resettlement, led by internment camp survivor and WWII veteran, Masaji Inoshita; February 15, Navajo Code Talkers, the experiences of WWII veteran Carl N. Gorman; and February 22, American Indian Homefront in Arizona During WWII, with Dr. Jere Franco. Lectures are $5 each, $30 for the series, which includes three additional lectures in March.
POETRY READING. Author, teacher and editor Stephen Corey will read his poetry and lead an informal discussion on his work as a writer and associate editor of The Georgia Review. Event will be at 11 a.m. Friday, February 3, in Room 285 of the UA Student Union.
BOOK SIGNING. Marshall W. Northingotn, Ph.D., will sign copies of his book, Managing the Family Business: A Guide for Success, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 4, at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway. A free seminar will answer questions pertaining to the book's theme.
TUCSON POETRY FESTIVAL. This year's festival examines the relevance of contemporary poetry in our culture with the theme of love, as an expression of the fundamental human condition. Readings by this year's festival poets are scheduled for 8 p.m. March 31 through April 2. The poets include: Francisco X. Alarcon, Rafael Campo, Diane di Prima, Marilyn Hacker, Boyer Rickel and Jane Miller. Advance tickets are $5, $10 for a weekend pass, available in early March from Bentley's and The Book Stop.
POETRY CONTEST. The 12th Annual Statewide Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Tucson Poetry Festival Committee and Tucson Weekly, is open to all Arizona poets who have not published a full-length collection of their work. Submissions must be two identical, stapled sets of seven to nine page original manuscripts of recent work. Your name must not appear on any page of the manuscript. Enclose a cover letter with your name, address, titles or first line of submitted poems, and day and evening phone numbers. A $5 entry fee, payable by check to Tucson Poetry Festival Committee, must also be enclosed. Deadline is February 14. Mail entries to: Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 2429, Tucson, AZ 85702. First through Third place winners will receive cash awards, with selected poems published in the Tucson Weekly Festival Program, if space allows.
UA POETRY CENTER. The following readings are at 8 p.m. in the Modern Languages Auditorium on the UA campus, and are free and open to the public: February 15, Luis Rodriquez; and March 1, Tony Hoagland.
PRESIDIO GRILL LITERARY SERIES. The following dates are scheduled for guest receptions including appetizers and cash bar, at Presidio Grill, 3352 E. Speedway: February 16, Susan Lowell will speak of her experiences as a writer for children as well as adults, with readings from her novel-in-progress, The Wild West Waltz; March 9, Martin Hewlett discusses images of biology in contemporary literature, including a comparison of four popular science fiction novels. Receptions begin at 6 p.m. in the Metro Room, and tickets are $18. Call 327-4667.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. The Society of Southwestern Authors announces its annual short story contest. The contest is open to any Arizona or New Mexico writer who has sold no more than two short stories. Full members of SSA and previous first-place winners are not eligible to enter. 1,000 words minimum, 2,500 words maximum. Each entry must be accompanied by a $5 entry fee and an official entry form. Deadline is March 1, 1995. For contest rules and entry forms, send a SASE to Contest Chair, Society of Southwestern Authors, P.O. Box 30355, Tucson, AZ 85751.
SCRIPTWRITING CONTEST. Five or six winners of the Writers Workshop National Scriptwriting Contest are chosen annually to receive a $500 award and free tuition for critical evaluation of their scripts by a panel of motion picture agents, producers, writers and directors. Winning scripts are distributed throughout the industry. Contact the Writers Workshop, National Contest, P.O. Box 69799, Los Angeles, CA 90069; or call 1-213-933-9232.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Messages From The Heart, a quarterly journal, is accepting submissions for an issue devoted to the Southwest. Send passionate letters, journal entries, poems, comments or drawings to P.O. Box 64840, Tucson, AZ 85728. Include information about the author of the work and a phone number where you can be reached. Call 577-0588 for more information.
DEAD POET'S SOCIETY. Hook up with the Dead Poet's Society, a writing forum and network designed for people who write and hide it in boxes. For more information call 327-3775.
COWBOY POETRY. The Cochise County Cowboy Poetry Gathering meets from February 3 through 5 at various sites in Sierra Vista. This year's theme is Cochise County, Birthplace of Arizona Ranching. For more information, contact the Sierra Vista Arts and Humanities Commission at 1-602-458-7922.
JUST FOR KIDS. Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents A Day in the Life of Bingo the Dog, an interactive musical story, at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. February 4, at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Admission is free.
BIG BOWL. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tucson offers Bowl for Kids, a day of free food, beverages, and fun, at the following locations: March 4 and 5, Lakeside Lanes, 8140 E. Golflinks Road; or March 11 and 12, Lucky Strike Bowl, 4015 E. Speedway. Teams of six secure pledges $75 per person to participate. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tucson. For information on how to register, call Fred or Elissa at 624-2447.
BOOK ILLUSTRATION. The UA Museum of Art has scheduled a series of free workshops to introduce children to the art of children's book illustration. Participants will tour the DreamWeavers exhibition, then create their own stories and illustrations. Individual workshops will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays, February 5, 12 and 19. Call 621-7567 in advance to reserve a space.
JUGGLING AND SELF DEFENSE. SEEK Saturdays, sponsored by UA Extended University, announces Safe Kids, Safe Moves: Self-Defense for Kids and Their Parents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. February 18 and 25. This class, for ages 8 to 12, teaches techniques that give children the best chance of success, regardless of size. Classes meet in the UA Ina Gittings Building, Room 16, on the UA campus. $20 admits one adult and one child. Juggling and Games, scheduled for March 11 and 18, is designed to improve dexterity, balance and control. For more information, call 624-UofA.
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM EVENTS. February events at the museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave., include: Owo-Oye Fiestas from 10:30 a.m. to noon February 4 and 18; Science Alive! shows at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. February 18; and Rodeo Days special hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 23 and 24.
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. Upcoming sessions include: "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.
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.
GOOD JUDGMENT. Tucson teenagers have until February 28 to submit entries for $50,000 in cash and prizes in Airwalk Footwear's Trust Your Judgment contest. The campaign is looking for young people with vision and individuality, who want an avenue to pursue their dreams. Call 1-800-AIR-WALK for information and entry locations.
OUR TOWN CLASSES. Our Town Family Center offers the following classes: Parenting Your School Age Child, four sessions from 9 a.m. to noon, beginning Saturday, February 4; Understanding and Handling Negative School Age Behavior, two sessions from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, February 6 and 13; and Parenting for Single Moms , a four-session class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning February 6. To register or for more information, call Kathie or Noreen at 881-0935.
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 of the northwest chapter is at 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, February 6 in the YMCA room near the west end of the Foothills Mall. Other activities include 10 a.m. playgroups on February 3, at Arthur Pack Park, Thornydale and Overton roads; and on February 8 at Dennis Weaver Park, Calle Concordia and Oracle Road. Call Debbie Valdes at 825-2047 for information.
THERAPY GROUPS. Jewish Family & Children's Service, a non-sectarian service agency for people of all races, religions, and ethnic origins, offers therapy groups for children and adolescents. Groups will deal with mild to moderate emotional problems, self-esteem issues, divorce and school-related difficulties. Cost is based on ability to pay. Call 795-0300 for more information.
LA LECHE. La Leche is a great organization that offers sensible advice for women who want to breastfeed their babies. Seven monthly meetings are held throughout Tucson. Phone counseling is also available. Call 721-2516 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. February 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 meets 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.
PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS. Parents Without Partners, a support organization for single parents, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 2447 N. Los Altos Ave., Chapter Hall, #45. For more information call 622-8120.
ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. The museum features permanent and special exhibits recounting Arizona's cultural history from the Spanish colonial era through the territorial years. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Join a walking tour of historic Tucson, held each Saturday between October and April from 10 a.m. to noon. Tours are $4 and meet in the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House. Call 622-0956 to register.
ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. The museum is part botanical garden, part geology museum and part zoological park. Naturalistic settings house 1,386 plant species and 317 animal species. Interpretive tours, live animal visits, and botanical and raptor interpretations are given daily. Museum hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. Admission is $8.95 ages 13 and over, and $1.75 ages 6 through 12. Discount group rates are available.
ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-6302. The Arizona State Museum, on the University of Arizona campus, features anthropology exhibits with particular emphasis on the Southwest. Continuing through December 1996: Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta, an exhibit of more than 350 Mexican folk masks, from mermaids to scorpions. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
FORT LOWELL MUSEUM. 2900 N. Craycroft Road, Fort Lowell Park. Learn about the forts, camps, the Mexican militia cavalry and more with Lances, Shields and Carbines: The Military History of Tucson from 1775 to 1891. The exhibit consists of 13 paintings done by artist Wayne Sumstine and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through January 1996.
PIMA AIR MUSEUM. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-9658. On display are 185 military, commercial and civilian aircraft, including a full-scale mock-up of the Kitty Hawk, a presidential plane used by news media and JFK during the 1960s, numerous photos, air and space uniforms and memorabilia. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admittance at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and military and $3 for children ages 10 to 17. Free for aviation buffs under 10.
REID PARK ZOO. 22nd Street, east of Country Club Road. 791-4022. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, 75 cents for children 5 to 14 and free for children 4 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of the animals, don't bring any food, toys or pets.
SOSA-CARRILLO-FREMONT HOUSE MUSEUM. 151 S. Granada Ave. 622-0956. One of the few houses left standing out of 39 blocks of homes leveled during the urban renewal of the late sixties, the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House is currently a museum featuring furnishings from the 1880s. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Walking tours of historic Tucson begin every Saturday at 10 a.m. in the museum. Tours last approximately two hours and cost $4 per person. All tours are led by experienced professional guides and traditional Sonoran refreshments are served.
TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Tohono Chul Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. The park presents "Walk in the Park Tours" at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 1 p.m. on Sunday, and "Birds of Tohono Chul Tours," at 8 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Tours last about one hour. "Art in the Park Tours," a docent-guided look at the gallery exhibits, happen at 11 a.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday. "Xeriscape Tours," at 10 a.m. Saturday, demonstrate the uses of arid-adapted plants and landscaping designs and materials.
TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $1.50 for children, $3 for adults. Free on the third Sunday of every month.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through April 12, 1995: El Nacimiento, Tucson's largest and most elaborate Mexican nativity scene, is open free to the public during regular gallery hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the museum is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and students, free for members and children under 12. Free for all on Tuesdays.
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 February. 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.
DESERT AWARENESS. Peter Wolf, M.A., offers outdoor classes in confidence and awareness skills for people of all ages. The Nature Awareness Skills Class meets February 5 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Enhanced relaxation, keen perception and a flowing walk can change a hike from a mileage workout into a totally absorbed fascination. Wolf says the class will help adults "be more efficient and happy"; and children that are aware of their surroundings are much safer in their community. Participants bring $55 to register, and meet at 12:15 p.m. at Tanque Verde Elementary School parking lot, corner of Tanque Verde Road and Tanque VerdeLoop. Call 1-415-257-5085 for brochure or information.
HIKING. Southern Arizona Hiking Club hikes meet several days during the week. There are at least two different hikes on each of these days. All hikes are rated for difficulty. For more information on hikes and mountain bike rides, call 751-4513.
MAMMOTH HUNTERS. America's big-game hunters will be the focus of Peopling the New World: The Archaeology of America's Earliest Inhabitants, a three-week class meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, February 14, 21 and 28, at the Arizona State Museum, inside the UA campus main gate at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. There will be a field trip on Saturday, March 4. Class fee is $25 for AAHS members, $35 for non-members. Call 721-4268 to register.
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. A slide presentation and volunteer orientation will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, 19 and 26. Reservations are required, with group limited to 10 per session. Visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free, with a $5 donation suggested for non-members. Call 378-2785 to sign up.
PERMACULTURE. Permaculture Drylands Institute offers a four-weekend course in permaculture design, beginning February 4 and 5. The course consists of hands-on training, classroom time, and design practicum. Instructors include experienced permaculture designer Tim Murphy, ethnobotanist Kevin Dahl and a team of teachers with experience in gardening, water harvesting and building techniques. Course cost is $450. Call Barbara Rose at 744-9305 for details and registration information.
LAST CHANCE. Dump your Christmas tree from 8 a.m. to noon at the following locations: El Con Mall, Tucson Mall, Old Wal-Mart site at Pantano Road and Broadway, or Center Point, at Campbell Avenue and Irvington Road. You can also take your tree directly to green waste recycling locations at the Los Reales Landfill, 5300 E. Los Reales Road, and Harrison Landfill, 4600 S. Harrison Road. Live trees are still being accepted by the Department of Parks and Recreation, 900 S. Randolph Way, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.
CLEAN AIR WEEK. The Pima County Clean Air Program announces Clean Air Challenge Week, February 5 through 11. Local government, school and business employees are encouraged to challenge themselves to use an alternate mode of transportation during the week. Walking, busing, biking, carpooling, telecommuting (working at home) or working compressed work weeks are great ways to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion. For more information, call 740-3118.
POLLUTION PREVENTION AWARD. The Pima County Board of Supervisors seeks nominations for its annual pollution prevention award, for an individual, organization or business that significantly contributed to preserving our environment in 1994. Applicants should be submitted to PDEQ prior to February 28. To obtain a nomination packet, contact Steve Hulland at 740-3346.
DEQ HOTLINES. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality wants you to call 622-5700 to report cars or buses spewing disgusting, health-destroying smoke. If you spot any of those wildcat dump hogs call 622-5800 with the location, license plate number and type of trash being dumped. Businesses needing hazardous waste assistance can call the Hazmat Education Helpline at 740-3346.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE. The Tucson/Pima County hazardous waste disposal site at 2440 W. Sweetwater Drive is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Friday and Saturday for household waste disposal. For more information call 740-3555.
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.
ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING. This four week course, by Tarke Sweet, is offered at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, from February 4 through February 25. Cost is $40, $32 for TBG and TOG members. Class size is limited, so call Michele at 326-9686 to register.
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.
BOOKS: The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson. The author of 1992's Snow Crash looks into the next century and it ain't pretty. The sleeping giant of China has awakened, molecule technology is the rage and computers are everywhere. The last part is the creepiest. The computers aren't evil like in Terminator 2 or benevolent like in Donald Fagen's I.G.Y. (What A Wonderful World). They're just there, everywhere. Cyberpunk fiction.
MUSIC: The Long Black Veil by The Chieftains. A wonderful album, consisting mainly of traditional Irish folk songs, interpreted by guests ranging from Ry Cooder to Sting, Mick Jagger to Tom Jones. The Chieftains have been bringing their country's music to a worldwide audience for more than a quarter-century, but they've never sounded fresher than here. Cooder's guitar playing adds plenty, as do the guest vocals and the sheer invigorating nature of the music. I'd give this a 9.5 out of 10, only because they forgot to lock the door and nasty-ass Sinead O'Connor somehow got in the studio.
TELEVISION: The Avenging Angel on TNT. This made-for-cable movie premiered a couple weeks ago, but it'll be floating around on TNT's schedule for a couple more weeks at odd times before it's put on the shelf for a few months. The plot is a real kick, involving a skilled gunman (Tom Berenger) whose job (and very mission in life) it is to protect Mormon prophet Brigham Young (Charlton Heston). As with many such leaders, treachery abounds and originates from close by. Berenger must navigate very tricky waters of sheer violence and (perhaps even more dangerous) political intrigue. Well worth the time.
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