Opening This Week
a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Opening February 17 and continuing through February 25: The People Who Do That premiere an all new hour of poignant and visionary sketch comedy, with shows at 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $5, including automatic entry in the Great Waffle Iron Contest. Call for information.
ARIZONA OPERA. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4836. Performances at 7:30 p.m. February 16 and 18, and 2 p.m. February 19: Watch tangled webs of deceit unravel as the jester becomes the fool in Verdi's Rigoletto.
PCC THEATRE. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6909. Opening February 16 and continuing through February 25 at the Black Box Theatre: Blues, a unique blend of movement, rhythm, music and performance art which seeks to reveal the stories and souls of those who have been persistently cast aside by society--who have in recent years been labeled "The Homeless." Tickets are $5, $4 for students and seniors.
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 THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4877. Continuing through March 4 in the Alice Holsclaw Theatre: Dancing at Lughnasa, a semi-autobiographical picture of life in rural Ireland in 1936. Tickets range from $17 to $26, available at the ATC Box Office, or by calling 622-2823. Call for reservations and show times.
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 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Matinees are scheduled for February 26 and March 5. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 for seniors, students and active military; and $6 for children 12 and under.
ONE IN TEN THEATRE. 738 N. Fifth Ave., suite 131. 770-9279. 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.
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.
ARIZONA CHILDREN'S THEATRE. 3601 E. Broadway, #44. 795-9314. 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.
ARIZONA ROSE THEATRE. TCC Leo Rich Theatre. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4836. Continuing through February 19: third in the Rainbow trilogy, Rainbow Country Fair, "where everything that's good lives and bad things only come to visit." Regular performances are at 2 p.m., with an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. on February 18. Tickets are $12, $7 children 12 and under, available at all Dillard's or charge-by-phone, 791-4836.
WANNA BE A STAR? KUAT-FM and the Arizona Opera are looking for a man and a woman who would like to visit 18th century France on stage as supernumeraries in the upcoming production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut. Winners will perform on stage March 16, 18 and 19 at the TCC Music Hall, plus each will receive a pre-performance dinner for two at Janos Restaurant and a pair of season tickets to the Arizona Opera's 1995-96 season. Anyone over age 19 can enter by sending a postcard with name, address, phone number and gender, to Opera Contest, KUAT-FM, MLB 223, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. One entry per person, please, to be received at KUAT radio by noon Monday, February 20.
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.
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.
Opening This Week
ART!! GALLERY. 6328 E. Broadway, in the El Mercado Plaza. 745-8586. Opening February 15 and continuing through March 14: Southwest Watercolors, by Dana Rigas. Cowboy Showcase has been extended through March 31 Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 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 4 to 5:30 p.m. on February 16: 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. Opening February 17 and continuing through March 28, with an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. February 19: current works by Faigee Neibow and Georgie Quinn.
JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. Art Building, UA Campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue. Witness Mat Bevel in a "live demotainment step-backular" at noon and 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 21. Continuing through February 24: The Shadow of the Cross, a kinetic sculpture exhibit by Ned Schaper, a.k.a. Mat Bevel. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
LAUGHLIN STUDIO GALLERY. 220 S. Norris Ave. 624-7354. Opening February 18 and continuing through March 26: The Buffalo Soldiers, prints, drawings and watercolors by David Laughlin. Call for regular gallery hours.
STILLWELL-TWIGGS HOUSE. 134 S. Fifth Ave. 6239123. Opening February 17 with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m., and continuing through February 24: watercolors by Andrew Rush. The exhibition sale will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
STORYTELLER GALLERY. 2970 N. Swan Road, Suite 138. 326-8310. The Undiscovered Artists show and sale, featuring original works by seven promising new artists, will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. February 17 and 18.
ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Continuing through March 30: Navajo Code Talkers, a commemorative photographic exhibit by Kenji Kawano. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
BARN GALLERY. Rancho Linda Vista, next to Biosphere II, in Oracle. Continuing through February 28: North Meets South at Oracle, a group show of Phoenix and Tucson artists sponsored by the Arizona chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art. Call Judy at 896-2406 for information and directions.
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Continuing through February 28: Stone Spirit Fantasies, introducing the work of Jennifer Carr. Sculptures combine Zuni fetishes with gems and minerals.
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.
CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. 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.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through March 11: Landscapes, three distinct interpretations by painters Thomas Chapin and Josh Goldberg, and sculptress Moira Marti Geoffrion. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
DE GRAZIA GALLERY. 6300 N. Swan Road. 299-9191. Continuing through February 25: Seeds of the Medicine Wheel, beaded, wearable art pieces by Brooke Monfort. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
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 February 25: Instincts, fiber works by Ann Keuper. Works by Barbara Brandel and Linda Berkeley will accompany the show in the Small Gallery. Orts Theatre of Dance will give a special performance from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 22. 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.
EPIC CAFE. 745 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6844. Continuing through February: large-scale, whimsical paintings by Gonzalo Espinosa, on loan from the José Galvez Gallery.
ETHERTON GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through March 25: 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.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through March 4: Down Under, a joint showing of sculpture and mixed media images by Julia Benites Arriola and Rudy Calderon. Also showing are recent works by Frank Romero, Joseph Maruska, Christina Cardenas and Gonzalo Espinosa. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment.
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.
NEW DOORS OF THE ARTS. 242 S. Park Ave. 770-9950. Continuing through February 25, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. February 18: 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. 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.
PHANTOM GALLERIES. Various locations. 624-9977. Vacant window-front galleries doubling as temporary exhibition space include the following, continuing through March: 47 E. Pennington St., installation by Katie Cooper; 38 E. Congress St., an exploration of conflict in paintings by Beata Wehr; 110 S. Church Ave., mixed media paintings echoing forms of nature, by Alicia Louden.
PHILABAUM CONTEMPORARY ART GLASS. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. 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.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. 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. Continuing through February at the Holiday Inn Downtown City Center, 181 W. Broadway: mixed media, colored pencil, acrylics and oils by Mark Brestel, Sandi Pageau, Brian Puzey and Dan Furnas.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. 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 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Dowtown Saturday Nights, and Thursday Art Walk.
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 April 10: Flowers in the Wild: Prints by Judy Miller Johnson, hand-painted etchings of wildflowers native to Arizona and the Southwest. Johnson will demonstrate and talk about her work from 1 to 4 p.m. February 17, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. February 18, in the Exhibit Hall. Exhibit Hall 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.
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.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. 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 children's workshops on writing, illustrating, and storytelling in February. Call 621-7567.
WINGSPAN. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 622-1779. Continuing through March 1: Essay of Abstract Expressionism, paintings by Liz Vaughn. Call for regular gallery hours.
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.
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.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. 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.
ART COMMISSION. The City of Tucson is building a Public Safety and Training Academy to support the training of public safety officers in its Fire and Police Departments. This call for artists requests public art ideas for the academy. An informational meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, at T/PAC offices, 240 N. Stone Ave. A prospectus from the T/PAC offices, or by calling Tina McNearney at 624-0595, ext. 21. Deadline for proposals is March 8, 1995.
BARBEA'S BACK. Barbea Williams continues her exciting, educational and enlightening experience within the African arts and culture in The Impact of African Arts as an Educational Tool, a discussion of traditional and contemporary methods, with hands-on activities. Discussion is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, February 19, at the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts, 408 S. Sixth Ave. From 3 to 5:45 p.m. February 26, adults will have the chance to participate in Williams' Dance and Drum Workshop, featuring West African rhythms. For information call 624-9977.
KAUFMAN SPEAKS. Textile artist Glen Kaufman will present a slide lecture on A Sense of Place: Life and Work in Asia, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, at the PCC West Campus Recital Hall.
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 19, Tucson Mountain Park; and February 26, near the Tortolita Mountains. For registration and information, call 323-3944.
ART TALKS. The following lecture is free and open to the public: Mark Pauline will show videos and discuss his machine performances at 7 p.m. February 22, in the College of Architecture Auditorium. Call 621-1251 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.
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 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; 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.
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.
Performances This Week
BERGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. 1200 W. Speedway. 327-4809. Mark O'Connor delivers an eclectic 2 1/4 hour set on fiddle, guitar and mandolin, at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 18. Greg Morton will open the show with a set of bluegrass jazz. Advance tickets are $13 and $15, with discounts for students and KXCI, TFTM, and TKMA members, available at Hear's Music, The Folk Shops, Zia Records, and KXCI; or by calling 623-1000. Tickets are $3 more at the door.
CHARLIE KING. 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. 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.
CLASSICAL AFTERNOON. The Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 19, at PCC West Campus Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Tickets are $3 and $6. Call 323-7166 for program information and reservations.
CLUB CONGRESS. 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848. The Cramps take over the club at 9 p.m. Sunday, February 19. Wear your stompin' shoes and get tickets early for $12, available at the Hotel Congress lobby, or $14 at the door (count on a sold-out show, and arrive early). Doo Rag opens.
FIDDLERS' FINEST. The Tucson Old Time Fiddle Contest begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 19, at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park, Broadway Boulevard and Country Club Road. Event is free for spectators, $10 for contestants over age 12 and $5 for the "peewee" category, ages 11 and under. Contest registration begins at 9 a.m.
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. Sam Taylor and Jimmy Lane's Blue Earth, along with Pete Pearson & The Blues Sevilles hit the stage 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.
NOON CONCERTS. St. Philip's In The Hills Parish continues the Winter Concert Series at 12:15 p.m. on the following Thursdays: February 16, woodwinds by The Blazer Quintet; and February 23, The Tucson Flute Club Flute Choir.
PRESIDENT'S CONCERT. Centennial Hall, UA Campus. Student soloists and the UA Symphony Orchestra will be featured in this year's concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 19, which showcases the winners of the School of Music's concerto competition. Tickets range from $3 to $6, available at the Fine Arts Box Office, 621-2998.
SAINTLY SOPRANOS. "The Four Sopranos" (Judith Anderson, Stephanie Marsh, Debra Mather and Barbara Pritchard) will be featured in concert with piano accompanist Jeffri Sanders, at 8 p.m. Friday, February 17, at St. Philip's In The Hills, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Selections include opera and musical comedy from Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and Johann Strauss. A $5 donation is requested. Call 299-6421 for information.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. It's a big week at the Center stage. Described as "Woody Guthrie and Jimmy Rodgers, with a heavy dose of Tom Waits," Jason Eckland invites you to see for yourself at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 16. Tickets are $7, at Hear's Music and The Folk Shop. Or stick around for acoustic and electric together with John Hammond and Duke Robillard, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 22. Advance tickets for this show are $12, $10 for KXCI, TFTM, and TBS members, available at Hear's Music and all Zia Records locations.
TUCSON MASTERWORKS CHORALE. Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 2331 E. Adams St. 884-3506. Join the chorale for their winter concert of Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 18. Tickets are $8, $5 for students and seniors, and $2 for children, available at the door, or by calling 884-3506.
UA RECITALS. UA campus, east end of the School of Music. There will be a piano and cello recital, by Nohema Fernández and Claudio Jaffe, at 8 p.m. February 16, in Crowder Hall. Performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 17, at the Holsclaw Recital Hall, will be Belgian pianist Kate De Marken. Admission for these events ranges from $3 to $8. Visiting composer Shulamit Ran will give a presentation at 4 p.m. on February 16, in Music Building Room 146.
MID-DAY CONCERTS. The following free performance will be from noon to 1 p.m. at Dinnerware Gallery, 135 E. Congress St.: 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 22, with 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.
BIG BAND STAND. The first of three Big Band Dance Parties in Tucson Jazz Society's sixth annual big band season, swings at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 19, with performances by L.A. band Swing Savant. The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra will be featured in the March 5 dance; and the Tucson Jazz Orchestra, with drummer Butch Miles, will round out the season on March 19. 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.
UA SYMPHONIC BAND. UA Crowder Hall. South end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway, east of Park Avenue. 621-1162. The School of Music presents the Symphonic Band, conducted by Enrique Feldman, with guest conductors Chris Mulliniks and Eric Weirether, at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 25. Tickets are $6, $3 to $5 for seniors, students and UA employees, available at Dillard's or the Fine Arts Box Office.
HELLO OPERA. Say Hello to Opera previews Giacomo Puccini's Manon Lescaut at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, at Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Arrive early, as seating is limited. Call 791-4627 for information. Performance is free and open to the public.
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. The Blues Tradition traces the history of blues in a three-session series from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning February 28, at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. Cost is $36. Call 624-UofA for registration and information.
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. 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. For further information including application and scholarship material, write to 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215.
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 6212998.
Performances This Week
TENTH STREET DANCEWORKS. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 795-6980. Tenth Street Danceworks and TSO String Ensemble present Strings Attached, a unique blend of modern dance and classical music, at 8 p.m. February 17 and 18, in the Proscenium Theatre. Tickets are $10, $8 for students and seniors, available at the Center for the Arts, Dillard's or by calling 795-6980.
MODERN DANCE WORKSHOP. Orts dancer Nanette Robinson offers on-going classes from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, at the Southwest Center for the Arts, 2175 Sixth Ave. Instruction combines 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 ongoing classes to help relieve pain and stress and build healthier movement habits: "Mind/Body Unwinding," and "Dance for Wellness." 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 Berky's On Fourth, 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.
AROUND DOWNTOWN. The third Saturday is a charm, with rodeo weekend upon us. Cowboy and western music take to the streets with Rimfire performing from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Ronstadt Transit Center, Sixth Avenue and Congress Street. And slink down Arizona Alley to see the Tradidiots perform Shakespeare with a western twang, from 8 to 10 p.m. Contra and Square Dancing will be in full swing starting at 7 p.m. at the Armory Park Senior Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. Finally, get over to TCC for some "high brow Italian horse opera," with Arizona Opera's production of Rigoletto, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Call 293-4336 for ticket information. For more information on Arts District events, call 624-9977.
GAY AWARENESS WEEK. The ASUA Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Association announces their annual Awareness Week, from Monday, February 13 through Sunday, February 19, on the UA campus. Highlight events include: the information fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, February 13; Valentine's Day Drag Show with post-performance discussion, at 8 p.m. February 14, in the Student Union Cellar; performances of The Texas Trinity by solo performance artist Paul Bonin-Rodriguez at 8 p.m. February 16, 17 and 18, in the Social Sciences Auditorium (admission $3); and a trip to the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in Phoenix, on Sunday, February 19. Call 621-7585 for more information, or to reserve a spot for the Phoenix trip. Space is limited.
GREAT AMERICAN WORKOUT. Exercise your right to with the best aerobics instructors in Arizona, from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18, at Randolph Center Gym, 200 S. Alvernon Way. The workout will raise dollars by donations to help the American Heart Association fight heart disease. For information call 795-1403.
KARAOKE KAFE. Southwest Center for Music. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. The Hillel Foundation says, "Oy! Have we got a show for you!" Witness former UA Regent Esther Capin belt out "Big Spender," and politicos Eddie Basha, Molly McKasson and George Cunningham's rendition of "High Hopes," among other key performances, at 8 p.m. February 18. The mike and dance floor open up after the show, with food from some of the best restaurants and bakeries in town. Tickets are $50 a head, and benefit the Jewish student organization. Call 624-6561 for information.
PSYCHIC FAIR. Check out Goddard Hall at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd St., for this new-age expo, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 18. Learn about and sample holistic healing techniques, crystals and herbs, color therapy and aura photography, at this fundraiser for the Tucson Astrologers' Guild. Admission is $2. For information or a lecture schedule, call Layla, 327-2954.
COSMIC AWARENESS. The Institute for Cosmic Awareness announces a Psychic Fair fundraiser at the El Con Pavilion, Broadway Boulevard east of and Country Club Road, from noon to 5 p.m. February 25 and 26. For more information or to participate in the next fair, call 885-1129. Event is for information and entertainment only.
RODEO ROUND-UP. The 70th annual Tucson Rodeo and La Fiesta de los Vaqueros runs from February 22 through 26 at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. Admission is $6.50 for bleacher seating, $10 for grandstands. Head over to the Cactus Moon Cafe, 5740 E. Broadway, on Saturday, February 18, for a kick-off celebration with music by Ricky and the Redstreaks.
RUMMAGE AROUND. The Junior League of Tucson's 37th annual Rummage Sale will be at the Tucson Exposition Center at the Marketplace U.S.A., 3750 E. Irvington Road, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 18. Parking and admission are free, and their great bargains abound.
EDUCATIONAL FORUM The University of Arizona Spring Conference 1995 revolves around the theme Writing Our Community: The People, The Place, The Story. The conference is an opportunity for teachers, parents and students to share their ideas and stories about our educational community, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. February 18. UA faculty member Tom Miller will give the keynote address. Registration is $20 at the door, and includes a continental breakfast and sit-down lunch. Call 621-5428 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
CELEBRATION OF TREES. Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum announces its 1st annual Celebration of Trees on Saturday, February 18. The festival focuses on appreciating trees and what they do in our lives, with music, food, storytelling, demonstrations and activities for people of all ages. The Arboretum is 90 minutes north of Tucson via Highway 79. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 5 to 12. Call 1-602-689-2811 for more information.
RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. This authentic re-creation of a 16th century European market faire is open weekends from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. continues through March 26. Admission is $10.95 for adults, $4.95 children 5 to 12 years, and 5-and-unders free. Senior tickets are $9. Look for discount tickets at all Fry's Food Stores. The grounds are seven miles east of Apache Junction on Highway 60/89. For information call 1-602-463-2700.
BONE UP. A lecture entitled Pain Management and Osteoporosis will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 18, at UMC DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. The speaker is Darrell Tanelin, M.D., director of the Pain Management Clinic in Dallas, Texas. Admission is free. Call 626-2592 for information.
INTAGLIOS. The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society presents a free public slide show and lecture on these gigantic "Earth Figures" of the lower Colorado River, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 20, in UMC DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. The Society is also sponsoring a two-day site tour on February 25 and 26. Registration will be taken at the Monday lecture, or call 885-6283.
INTERACTIONAL EDUCATION. Arizona Center for Clinical Management (ACCM) and Children and Adolescent Treatment Services (CATS) sponsor this free series to discuss issues affecting children receiving mental health services. The following lectures will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, at ACCM, 1844 S. Alvernon Way: February 21, CPS/JPO/ACCM CATS, panelists from various mental health services organizations; and February 28, Psychiatric Medications for Children. RSVP to Sarah Gallardo, 747-7619, ext. 222.
MAP TIME. The Arizona Map Society hosts Treasures of the University of Arizona Map Collection, from 10 a.m. to noon at Map Collection, UA Main Library (first floor). After the speaker, participants are encouraged to show maps from their own collections.
SIERRA CLUB. The Sierra Club presents Black Bears of Southeastern Utah, a free slide show by Scott Richardson of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, February 16, in room 201 of the PAS Building on the UA campus, Fourth Street east of Park Avenue.
VOICES FOR ANIMALS. Animal rights activist Rodney Coronado presents Through Their Eyes, the Fur Trade, a free talk and slide show, at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 18, at Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road.
TRAIL BLAZERS. Learn more about the National Park Service's plans for the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, the 1200-mile long trail from Nogales, Arizona to San Francisco, California. Meredith Kaplan, Anza Trail coordinator for the NPS, will speak and answer questions at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 16 in basement Conference Room D of the Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave.; and at 7 p.m. February 16 in the Mesquite Room of the Parks and Recreation Department, 900 S. Randolph Way. Content of both meetings is identical. Drafts of the plan are available for review at the Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road, and Woods Library, 3455 N. First Ave. For further information call Nancy Kelly, 325-0909.
WELLNESS TRAINING. Greenspring Wellness Center, River and Craycroft roads, offers four new groups which promote healing and enhance quality of life: Wellness Training is a six-session group dealing with the effects of stress; Re-creating Your Life After Loss is an open group for those experiencing loss of any kind; Holistic Weight Loss is geared toward changing one's relationship with food; and Living with Cancer is a support group for those battling cancer. For information call 529-9666.
PEACE TALK. The Women's International League of Peace and Freedom meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 18, at Friends Meeting House, 931 N. Fifth Ave. Dr. Michael R. Gray, MD, MPH, will speak on Low Dose Chemical Exposures and the Gulf Experience. Lecture is free and open to the public. For information call 622-5743.
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 22, Making Your Money Work for You After You Retire; and March 1, 10 Most Common Mistakes Made with Mutual Funds.
HISTORICAL SERIES. The following lecture will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, in the Arizona Historical Society Auditorium, 949 E. Second St.: American Indian Homefront in Arizona During WWII, with Dr. Jere Franco. Lecture is $5 each, $30 for the series, which includes three additional lectures in March.
BOOKSALE. Call 326-8619 to volunteer your services for a four hour shift, or simply show up between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. through February 19, at the El Con Mall Pavilion, Broadway east of Country Club Road, and support the Friends of Tucson Pima Library in this 200,000-book browsers' extravaganza.
BOOK SIGNING. Betty Leavengood and Mike Liebert, authors of Hiker's Guide to the Santa Rita Mountains, will be at the Book Mark, 5001 E. Speedway, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 18, to sign copies of their book.
POETRY READING. Gary Soto will read from his work at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 16, in the UA Student Union Senior Ballroom, north side of the Mall, east of Old Main. One of the first Chicano writers recognized by mainstream press, he is the author of eight books of poetry, novels, short stories and memoir collections. An informal reception will follow the reading. For information call 3217760.
WHY SEX? This discussion on the evolutionary reasons for sex meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 18, at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway. Author, biologist, and professor of ecology, Richard E. Michod, will lead the discussion and sign copies of his book, Eros and Evolution: A Natural Philosophy of Sex. Event is free and open to the public.
OPEN READING. Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 5480 E. Broadway, hosts its monthly open poetry reading night from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 16. All poetry enthusiasts are invited to read original works, or the works of a favorite poet. Event is free and open to the public.
ROUND ROBIN READINGS. The Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Road, invites authors to share their work from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 28. This evening of writers' appreciation is for adults only. Call 791-4811 for information.
WOSAC CONFERENCE. The Women's Studies Advisory Council hosts A Writer's Landscape: Real and Imagined, featuring Jane Candia Coleman, Luci Tapahonso, Ann Zwinger, and moderator Alison Deming, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at the Doubletree Inn, 445 S. Alvernon Way. Book signing and dessert reception to follow. Tickets are $20, with registration due Tuesday, February 28. Call 621-7338 for details.
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.
PRESIDIO GRILL LITERARY SERIES. The following dates are scheduled for guest receptions including appetizers and cash bar, at Presidio Grill, 3352 E. Speedway: 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.
BROTHER BLUE. In honor of African American history month, Dr. Hugh Morgan Hill, better known as storyteller "Brother Blue," will appear at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 19, at the Southside Presbyterian Church Kiva, 317 W. 23rd St. Donations are requested. Call 624-3880 for information.
STORY CELEBRATION. Green Fields Country Day School, 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra, invites the public to celebrate Love of Reading Week with An Evening of Stories, with master storyteller Joe Hayes, at 7 p.m. Friday, February 17. Advance tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, available at the school. Tickets are $1 more at the door. Call 297-2288 for more information.
TERWILLIGER TALES. 7935 N. Oracle Road. 7974061. Call Linda at 1-602-959-9666 for information regarding the Storyteller Conference, February 17 through 20. Join Barbara Mocking for Basket Full of Puppets, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 18. Coming up on February 25: Meet the Wild Thing from Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, at 2 p.m. Storyhour. All events are free and open to the public.
HOMEWORK HELP. They won't do it for you, but Tucson Pima Library's 17 drop-in homework help sites provide experienced tutors to help students of all primary and secondary grades with their studies, as well as providing books and resources for students who want to help themselves. The program is free and available to all students regardless of the site location. Call 791-4393 for information.
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.
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 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.
OUR TOWN CLASSES. Our Town Family Center offers the following classes: Parenting Your Teen, from 9 to noon. Saturdays, March 4 through 25; and Parenting Your School Aged Child, a four-session class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 1 through 28, April 4 and 11. Also, Effective Black Parenting, a series of child management skill from within a black frame of reference. Meets Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., March 4 through 25. To register or for more information, call Kathie or Noreen at 8810935.
F.E.M.A.L.E. Formerly Employed Mothers at the Leading Edge is a network of moms who have taken a break from their careers to be at home. They offer friendships, playgroups, meetings, family functions and more. The next meeting will discuss women's health issues, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, in the Rincon Room of the TMC Alamo Building, 5301 E. Grant Road. The next playgroup, for children through age 5, is at 2:30 p.m. Monday, February 23, at Arthur Pack Park, Thornydale and Overton roads. Call Clair at 749-0879 for 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. Special events include: open dances from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Chapter Hall, on Saturdays, February 18 and 25. Admission is $6 for non-members. For more information call 622-8120.
RAINBOW FAMILIES. Rainbow Families, a gay, lesbian and bisexual parents network, holds a support and discussion group every third Saturday of the month. They will meet at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 18, in Room 31 at St. Francis in the Foothills Church, at River and Swan roads. All gay, lesbian and bisexual parents, partners and family members are welcome. Call Craig at 318-9348 for more 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 from 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.
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.
FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER PLANETARIUM. UA campus. 621-STAR. Exhibit halls feature hands-on science exhibits and a 16-inch telescope that allows the public an astronomer's view of the night sky. A mineral museum in the basement features hundreds of beautiful minerals and gems. The planetarium theater offers entertaining programs on scientific and cultural topics, as well as laser light shows featuring projections that explode across the dome in a rainbow of colors. Call the planetarium for more information on times and shows. Ticket prices are $2.50 to $5. Admission to the planetarium's museum exhibits and professional telescope for night viewing is free. For more information call 621STAR.
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.
GROWING UP APACHE. Tumacacori National Historic Park and Tubac Presidio State Historic Park sponsor this talk by Chesley Goseyun Wilson, with song, music and story, at 7 p.m. Wednesday February 22, at the Old Schoolhouse at the Tubac Presidio State Park. Call 1602-398-2341 for information.
DESERT CULTURE CELEBRATION. This third annual conference, Celebration of Desert Cultures, hosts a variety of field trips and lecture presentations from March 2 through 4. Cost ranges from $7.50 to $15 for lectures, and $7 to $25 for field trips in Arizona and Mexico. Call the Arizona Historical Society for information and registration, 628-5695. Space is limited.
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, with two remaining sessions meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, February 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 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.
SAVE HONEY BEE CANYON. Attend Congressman Jim Kolbe's town hall meeting from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 18, at Oro Valley Town Hall, 11,000 N. La Canada Dr., and ask how the feds can help.
TOWN HALL MEETINGS. Council Member Janet Marcus invites the public to join her at the following meetings at her office, Eastside City Hall, 7575 E. Speedway: solid waste issues will be discussed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, and at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 28.
POLLUTION PREVENTION GRANT. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting proposals for projects that use pollution prevention to address environmental justice issues. Organizations may request up to $100,000 per project, for programs involving public education, training, demonstrations, research, investigations, surveys, experiments, public-private partnerships, or approaches to develop, evaluate and demonstrate non-regulatory strategies and technologies. Proposals are due to the U.S. EPA Regional Offices no later than March 31, 1995. For information and grant solicitation package material, call Linda Allen at ADEQ, 1-602-207-4247.
PERMACULTURE CLASS. Dan Dorsey conducts Permaculture for Arid Lands, an intensive course offered at the Niche Community, teaching desert gardening, water harvesting, solar design, non-toxic and straw bale construction, community land trusts and more. Cost is on a sliding scale, $325 to $400, which includes vegetarian meals and simple accommodations. Partial scholarships are available. Niche is a project of a not-for-profit organization. For information call 624-8030, or 882-0985.
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.
FULL OF BEANS. The Tucson Organic Gardeners host Robert Oser, who will explain the many kinds of beans and their value to the earth and its humans, in Beans: Growing, Storing, Cooking and Use. The free lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, at TBG Porter Hall, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Refreshments and an organic mini-market will open at 7 p.m. Call 883-0377 for information.
ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING. This four week course by Tarke Sweet, is offered at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, 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.
MUSIC: Tonin' by Manhattan Transfer. Named for a slang term for singing on the street corner, this album marks the triumphant return of the 10-time Grammy winning jazz vocal group. This time out, they turn their loving attention to soul standards from the '60s, including "The Thrill Is Gone," Groovin'," "Too Busy Thinkin' 'Bout My Baby" and ""Hot Fun In The Summertime." Guests on the album include Smokey Robinson, Ben E. King, Ruth Brown, Bette Midler and James Taylor. Cool stuff.
BOOKS: Green River Rising by Tim Willocks. If you're easily overcome by grim, forget you even read the title of this book. However, if you can handle grim and gross and gut-wrenching--when they are not gratuitous and help move the plot along to its nerve-wracking conclusion--then this book is for you. Green River is an East Texas prison full of nearly 3,000 savages of all creeds and colors. Inmate (and doctor) Ray Klein is doing his time, working in the AIDS-ravaged prison hospital, trying to stay alive and HIV-negative. On the day of his parole, a deadly race riot breaks out in the prison. Klein must decide whether to go out with the guards or try to work his way back through the maelstrom to rescue a woman psychologist trapped in the infirmary. Obviously, he doesn't go out with the guards. What's not obvious is each successive step he must take to rescue her. An all-night-and-most-of-the-next-day kind of book.
MAGAZINES: "Making Money The Old-Fashioned Way" in the February 23 issue of Rolling Stone. A sometimes-uplifting but mostly depressing look at how many of today's college-educated young people are making a living at something less than a college graduate-type job. This piece focuses on several people, some working as bouncers and such, but most working in the auto-assembly plants their fathers worked in with the hopes of sending their kids to college and on to a better life. One surprisingly upbeat note that runs throughout the piece is that many of the people are happy with their jobs and lives, mostly because they're making far better money than they could have started out for in other "college" jobs.
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