SPECIAL EVENTSEvents This Week
BIKE RIDE. 884-7476. Join the two-wheeled fun, fight air pollution and vanquish gridlock at the Community Bike Ride. Held the last Friday each month, the free ride leaves at 4:30 p.m. from the Time Market parking lot, 444 E. University Boulevard.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Pima Air and Space Museum. 600 E. Valencia Road. 574-0462. Honor the role of Black Aviators in our nation's history from 9:15 to noon with three speakers and various displays. All activities are free with price of museum entrance.
BOOK SALE. 2230 N. Country Club Road. 798-8887. The Friends of the Library present their annual book sale February 27 through March 7. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Tucson-Pima Public Library programs.
COMEDY NIGHT. Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. UAB's Rising Star Entertainment presents Chris Rock at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2. Tickets in advance are $28, $25 for UA faculty and students and are available at the Centennial Hall box office (621-3341). Admission is $30 the day of the show.
FOOD FAIR. Visit Plaza Palomino, on the corner of Fort Lowell and Swan roads, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays for their gourmet food fairs. There are more than 45 vendors with organic veggies and fruits, breads, salmon, Arizona emu, fresh-cut flowers and lots of tasty samples. Call 795-1177 for information.
GOURMET ART MARKETPLACE. St. Philip's Plaza Courtyard, River Road and Campbell Avenue. Edibles and kitchen-art collectibles by more than 20 Arizona artists are on display from 1 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. Enjoy the sounds of Kidd Squidd while strolling through the marketplace on February 25. Call 299-7617 for information.
FARMERS' MARKET. St. Philip's Plaza, River Road and Campbell Avenue. Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., more than 20 vendors sell fresh produce, teas, honey, jams, lemon curd, bread, smoked beef and more.
FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER. UA campus. 621-STAR. Planetarium shows for February include In Search of New Worlds, The Invisible Universe, Under Arizona Skies and more. Exhibit admission is $3, $2 for children 14 and under, or free with a theater ticket purchase. Telescope viewing is free. Daytime exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday and evening hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Free telescope viewing hours are 6:40 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 621-STAR for more information.
JASON ALEXANDER. Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. The UA Hillel Foundation presents an evening with Jason Alexander at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 28. Tickets are available at the Centennial box office.
JEWELLS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL. La Placita Village. 110 S. Church Ave. This exhibition features jewelry, paintings, photography, metal art, fiber art and more and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 26 and 27. Tony and the Torpedoes plays on Friday and Riki Newell plays on Saturday.
LESBIAN LOOKS FILM SERIES. UA Modern Languages Building auditorium. The seventh-annual Lesbian Looks Film and Video Series presents a free evening of movies on February 27. This Friday features five short films about romantic relationships starting at 7:30 p.m. Call 621-1239 for information.
MUSICAL REVUE. Berger Performing Arts Center. 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. The Cavalcade of Stars Revue offers an evening of song and dance on Saturday, February 27. Proceeds benefit the Environmental Education Fund of the Society for Environmental Truth. Tickets are available at eegees and by calling 751-8343.
NATIONAL BUFFALO SOLDIERS. Windmill Inn. 4250 N. Campbell Ave. at River Road. The GSAAC 9th and 10th Cavalry present an evening of entertainment featuring the portrayal of Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper by Trooper Lee Warren, food and a silent auction. Tickets are $25, $12.50 for youths. Call 458-3014 for tickets.
PEACE FAIR. Reid Park Band Shell. The Tucson Peace Fair makes its 17th-annual appearance from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 27. Call 792-4328 for information.
SOUTHWEST INDIAN ART FAIR. Arizona State Museum. 1013 E. University Blvd. Peruse the work of more than 100 of the region's artists and enjoy live music and performances from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 27 and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 28. Admission is $2, Children under 18 are free.
WALKING TOUR. Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House. 151 S. Granada Ave. Enjoy this walking tour of Tucson's history, including more than 20 homes, sites, and buildings, from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. Cost is $4.50 for adults, with reduced rates for children. Reservations are recommended. Call 622-0956 for information.
Out Of Town
CHILI COOK-OFF. Colossal Cave Mountain Park Research Library. La Posta Quemada Ranch. 1-10, 22 miles east of Tucson. Enjoy this first-annual unsanctioned anything goes chili cook-off on Friday, February 26. Call 647-7121 for information.
TOASTMASTERS OPEN HOUSE. The Conquistadors Toastmasters' open house is at 7 p.m. every Thursday at La Quinta Inn, 6404 E. Broadway Blvd. Call Randy Lindsey at 745-3915 for information.
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