Opening This Week
a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Opening March 22 and continuing through April 23: Marvin's Room, an off-beat comedy about death. Performances are at 8 p.m., 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $7, $6 for seniors, students with ID, artists and Company donors. Call 623-7852 for reservations.
ARIZONA OPERA. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4836. Special performances March 16, 18 and 19 only: Puccini's Manon Lescaut. Tickets range from $12 to $51, available at all Dillard's, the TCC box office, or charge-by-phone 1-800-638-4253. One hour before curtain time before each performance, there will be a pre-opera lecture by Dr. Kenneth Ryan.
CHILDSPLAY. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. 622-2823. Special performances March 17 through 19 only: In My Grandmother's Purse, a memory game that brings three generations and an amazing selection of puppets to life. Tickets are $10.50, $7.50 students, and grandparents are free when accompanied by a grandchild.
SHAKESPEARE AT UDALL. Tucson Parks and Recreation Community Theatre presents selected scenes from Shakespeare's works, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Admission is free. Bring your own blankets and folding chairs.
CABRINI COMMUNITY THEATRE. 3201 E. Presidio. 795-8866. Continuing through March 26: Papa Joe's Mission, a benefit show for the Family Restoration Training Center and agencies working with the homeless. Production features gospel music and a barbershop quartet. Tickets are a $5 donation.
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. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 for seniors, students and active military; and $6 for children 12 and under.
META THEATRE. Historic "Y" Theatre. 738 N. Fifth Ave. 882-8446. Continuing through April 2: Blue Window, showcasing the comedy and tragedy of love. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 o'clock. Tickets are $9. Call 882-8446 for reservations and information.
BALLYHOO PRODUCTIONS. Plaza Hotel. 1900 E. Speedway. Continuing through March 19, with performances at 8 p.m.: First Night, the story of a nun who tries to rekindle a 20 year old romance. Tickets are $10, available at the door or by calling 299-8101.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 882-9721. Continuing through March 17: And Now, Mark Twain, one-act and full length versions presented by Richard Cary. Tickets range from $5 to $9. For information call 884-0672.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets for Censored: An Evening of Passionate Artistic Expression, a combined visual and theatrical show followed by community seminar on challenges to free expression, will be April 10, 1995, at the Stone Avenue Temple, 564 S. Stone Ave. Tickets are $15, $10 for IT season ticket holders. Seating is limited. Call 882-9721 for reservations.
AUDITION NOTICE. Tucson Parks and Recreation Community Theatre announces auditions for The Merry Wives of Windsor, at 7:30 p.m. March 21, in the Auditorium of the Performing Arts Building, 200 S. Alvernon Way. Auditioners of all ages will be considered. Please bring a two-minute prepared classic monologue, photo and resume.
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.
Opening This Week
BONFOEY GALLERY. 1133 S. Swan Road. 326-2377. Opening March 16 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., and continuing through March 30: The Penwomen, featuring paintings, sculpture and pottery by league artists.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Opening March 18 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m., and continuing through April 15: sculpture by Joy Fox and Robert Royhl. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
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.
ART!! GALLERY. 6328 E. Broadway, in the El Mercado Plaza. 745-8586. Continuing through March 31: Cowboy Showcase. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through March 25: Dress Up Tonight, installation, photography and performance by Sarah Allen. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 8827043. Continuing through March 28: March Winds, cast bronze wind bells from the studios of Paolo Soleri. Also featured are chimes from Wayne Wilson and Coniff.
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 March 29: Merged Realities: A Synthesis of Art and Science, featuring works by Roger Feldman, Gail Hewlett, Martin McCollum and Richard Schaffer. Musician David Lane and biology professor/novelist Martin Hewlett will present and discuss original music created directly from genetic sequences, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18. 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.
DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536-A Tanque Verde Road. 772-4412. Continuing through April 30: Sol y Sombra. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 1:30 Sunday.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through April 8, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 17: Views from Japan, a multi-disciplinary project featuring contemporary Japanese photography.
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.
G.A.S.P. GALLERY. Utterback Middle School, 3233 S. Pinal Vista. 617-6100. Continuing through March 26: Fairy Tales and Dreamscapes, oil paintings by Scarlett Decker. Operated by Utterback students under the leadership of Sally Lovell and Josh Goldberg. Call for an appointment.
IMAGE GALLERY. The Screening Room. 127 E. Congress St. 622-2262. Continuing through April 9: Line, Circle and Space, current intaglio prints by Garth Wallrich. Gallery hours correspond with weekend evening show times, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, or by appointment. Call 628-1737.
IRONWOOD GALLERY. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. Continuing through April 30: Making a Living in the Desert: 12,000 Years of Cultures in the Tucson Area. Free with admission to the Desert Museum. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through March 28: current works by Faigee Neibow and Georgie Quinn.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through April 15, with an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. March 18: paintings and mixed media works by Yolanda González. Also showing, mixed media works by Philip Estrada and prints by Anita Miranda Holguin. 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.
JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. Art Building, UA campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue. Continuing through March 24: Player's Choice, selected works by Fred Borcherdt, Ben Goo, David Keyes, Joe McShane, Randy Schmidt, Fritz Scholder and Marion Winsryg. 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. Continuing through March 26: The Buffalo Soldiers, prints, drawings and watercolors by David Laughlin. Call for regular gallery hours.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through April 8: drawings, paintings and sculpture by Bobbette Gilliland, Albert Kogel and Daphne Ritzen. 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 GALLERY. 178 E. Broadway. 792-9544. Continuing through March 30: working drawings and current projects from Durrant Roberts/Dinsmore. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturdays by appointment.
NEW DOORS OF THE ARTS. 242 S. Park Ave. 770-9950. Continuing through April 8: Expressions: A Mixed-Media Show, featuring clay sculpture by Pam Rosenberg. Also showing: impressionistic paintings by Monika Rossa, photography by Maria Nasif and rock petroglyphs by Dante Fraboni. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with extended hours Downtown Saturday Nights.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Continuing through March 31: new jewelry works by Deborah Lozier and Sydney Lynch. Also continuing is 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.
PIMA COLLEGE WEST CAMPUS GALLERY. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. Continuing through March 30: recent drawings by UA art professor Rosemarie Bernardi and installation sculpture by Wang Po Shu. Rosemarie Bernardi will speak about her work at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in the Recital Hall. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
PUZEY GALLERY. 47 S. Sixth Ave. 884-4522. Continuing through March at the Holiday Inn Downtown City Center, 181 W. Broadway: oils by Susan Bloomfield and Mike Chitock, and mono-prints by Jyamie.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Continuing through March 30: Sandman's Forge, a photographic/sculptural installation by Ruth Marblestone. An exploration of the influence that dreams and nightmares have on our conscious existence. Regular gallery hours are 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday nights and Thursday Art Walks.
SHIRLEE SIEVEKE STUDIO-GALLERY. 44 W. Sixth St. 882-5960. Continuing: Southwest landscapes by Shirlee Sieveke. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m. during Art Walk, and by appointment. Sieveke's work is also on display through April 30 at the Tucson International Airport on the ticketing level, center.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through April 30: Myth, Monsters and Magic: Children's Book Illustrations by Arizona Artists. Continuing through April 10: Flowers in the Wild: Prints by Judy Miller Johnson, hand-painted etchings of wildflowers native to Arizona and the Southwest. Exhibit Hall hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. A $2 donation is requested.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Opening March 24 and continuing through May 21: Gronk: A Living Survey, canvases, notebook sketches and memorabilia spanning a decade in the famed Los Angeles chicano artist's life. Continuing through March 26: the fifth annual Women Artists and the West, a multi-media show and sale, featuring works by 42 women artists, focusing on themes primarily dominated by men. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.
WINGSPAN. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 624-1779. Continuing through March 30: a mixed-media exhibition by the Kali Art Group.
T/PAC GALLERY. 240 N. Stone Ave. 624-0595. Continuing through March 24: 1995 Visual Arts Fellowship Artists, metal, mixed media, weave/design and ceramic by four local artists. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
TEMPLE GALLERY. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210. Continuing through March 18: Dustin Leavitt: Drawings. Regular gallery hours through March 4 are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or first intermission on performance nights, Monday through Friday. Call for weekend hours.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. Continuing through March 23: Arizona On Paper, works by David Andres, Dottie Larson, Nancy Tokar Miller, Catherine Nash, Andrew Polk, Alfred Quiroz, Rene M. Verdugo and Jim Waid.
ARTBREAKS. The Museum Photograph: Renegotiating Art and the Institution, by Trudy Wilner Stack, meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Fine Arts Gallery on the UA campus. Landscapes on Glass and Paper: Second Empire Landscape Photography a free lecture presented by John McIntyre, meets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the UA Museum of Art, southeast corner of Speedway and Park Avenue.
CALL FOR MEMBERS. The Kali Art Group is open to all lesbian or bisexual artists. The group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month, at Wingspan Gallery, 422 N. Fourth Ave. Call 624-1779 for information.
MURALS WORKSHOP. Tucson/Pima Arts Council presents a workshop free workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 18, focusing on the history of murals, development of programs, technical and artistic approaches and funding sources. Muralist Judith Baca is one featured presenter. Reservations must be made in advance, by calling 624-0595, ext. 18.
DESERT ALCHEMY, RELICS TO ROODS. Artist Jean Mooney and Paseo Fine Arts host this art benefit on March 25 for PACT (People with AIDS Coalition, Tucson), in which participants will gather in Canada del Oro wash and create found object art crosses from sand-worn, rusted relics and treasures. Cost is $35, and includes picnic lunch. For reservations and information call Nancy at 825-1033.
CALL FOR ARTISTS. The Eclectic Gallery, 69 E. Pennington St., seeks local painters and sculptors to exhibit their work at its grand opening. The gallery will also offer figure drawing studios, calligraphy workshops, and illustration and graphics classes. To register for classes, or for information on submission guidelines, call 620-1668.
OCOTILLO ARTISANS FESTIVAL. The Spring Art Festival, featuring gourmet foods, florals, home decor, clothing, jewelry, photography, watercolors and more, will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 18 and 19, at Plaza Palomino, Swan and Fort Lowell roads. There will also be live music and a farmers market.
WORKSHOP. T/PAC, 240 N. Stone Ave., presents a free workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 25, on how to market art for visual, literary and performing artists. Call 624-0595, ext. 18, for reservations.
CALL TO ARTISTS. The Endowment for the Arts of Tucson, a Tucson Community Foundation program, is soliciting applications from arts groups and organizations for its unrestricted grants and low-interest loans programs. Applications are available at the TCF office, 6601 E. Grant Road, and the T/PAC offices, 240 N. Stone Ave. For information call John Peck, 722-1707. Deadline is March 27.
THEN TINGARI. Discover your personal mythology through music, dance and performance with Artists in Residence Then Tingari, a tribal industrial theatre group. The next workshop, Building the Beast, painting drums and dragons with Nadia Hagen, is the third of four workshops meeting from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Downtown Performance Center, 530-B N. Stone Ave. The final workshop will be March 25, with a one-time $3 fee to cover costs of materials. Call 624-9977 or 882-0515 for information.
GRANTS DEADLINE. Nonprofit organizations and/or schools applying for Artist in Residence projects to occur between July 1, 1995 and June 30, 1996, must apply by March 24, 1995. For information about applying for a grant, send a postcard request for the Guide to Programs or the Arts in Education Guide to the Arizona Commission on the Arts, 417 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85003.
CALL TO ARTISTS. The City of Tucson Transportation Department is requesting written proposals to enhance up to 29 transit shuttle stops in the downtown and University areas. Teams must consists of at least one artist, registered landscape architect and civil engineer. Call Tucon/Pima Arts Council at 624-0595, ext. 15; or Tucson Department of Transportation, 791-4372, for guidelines and Request for Porposals information.
CALL TO ARTISTS. Fine Art Options is seeking professional 2-dimensional and sculpture artists interested in represenation to business and corporate clientele. Send a maximum of ten slides to Fine Art Options, Suite 118-Box 187, 3400 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85716; or call 795-9030.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative Gallery is soliciting entries for its 6th Biennial Seven State Regional Juried Exhibition. For information and a prospectus, send an SASE to Dinnerware, 135 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701. Deadline is May 2, 1995. For information call 792-4503.
CALL TO ARTISTS. Proposals are due April 7, 1995, for arts groups, community organizations, individual and collaborations of artists interested in programming for Wednesday Downtown Brown Bag Performances, Downtown SaturDays and Downtown Saturday Nights. Call 624-9977.
PHOTO CONTEST. Jones Photo is accepting entries through April 1 for Color of Tucson, the company's 12th annual contest. Submit prints in any of the following categories: The Human Touch, Horizons, Scenics, Plants and Animals and Challenge--a category that changes every year. All prints must be at least 7"x10", and no larger than 8"x12", matted and backed but not mounted on foam board. Complete details are available at all Jones Photo locations, or by calling 327-7447.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Submissions are being accepted for Herstory: Perspectives of Women, to be displayed at the UA Union Gallery from March 20 through March 31, in celebration of Women's History Month. Entry forms can be picked up in the UA Student Union Room 102, or by calling 621-0764.
ART TALKS. The Tucson Museum of Art Docent Council offers the following free art talks at noon on the following Mondays and Thursdays in March: March 16, De Grazia; March 20, Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture; and March 23, Women in White: Angels or Courtesans?
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
ARIZONA MINI-CONCERTS. 6801 N. Oracle Road. 297-1181. The concert series continues with a free performance by Sons of Orpheus, a 30-member male choir, at noon Saturday, March 18, on the Pavilion Stage at El Con Mall, Broadway east of Country Club Road.
BACH MARATHON. St. Philip's In The Hills, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., opens the fourth annual Bach celebration at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, with a concert of chamber music. The music continues from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Performances are free and open to the public. Call 299-6421 for information.
BERGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. 1200 W. Speedway. Alfredo Rolando Ortiz plays South American harp music, at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For an additional $6, join the artist for food, music and no host beverages at 7 p.m. Call 888-8816 for reservations. Tickets are available at all Dillard's and TCC outlets.
BIG BAND STAND. The Tucson Jazz Orchestra, with drummer Butch Miles, will round out Tucson Jazz Society's sixth annual big band season on March 19. Tickets are $18 for the general public, $15 for TJS members. Tickets are available at the TCC box office, or by calling 791-4836.
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus, east of main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. Pianist Ivo Pogorelich performs at 8 p.m. March 20. Tickets range from $20 to $32, available at all Dillard's and the Centennial Hall box office.
CHAMBER CHOIR. The Arizona Chamber Choir's spring concert begins at 8 p.m. March 22, at Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. Donations will be accepted at the door.
CHOIR TOUR. Spokane's Whitworth College Choir visits Tucson for a 7:30 p.m. concert on Monday, March 20, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 750 W. Chapala Drive. Donations will be accepted. The program will range from baroque works to American spirituals. Call 327-7121 for information.
CROWDER HALL. UA Music Building, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. Duos and solos with Claudio Jaffé and Nohema Fernández begin at 8 p.m. Monday, March 20. Tickets are $3 to $8, available through the Fine Arts box office, 621-1162.
FAMILY CONCERT. Kid's Center. 1725 N. Swan Road. 322-5437. Muzzie Braun and the Boys, a father and son act with western favorites and yodeling, performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door. Call 322-KIDS for information.
MOLLYS' FIVE. The Mollys celebrate their 5th year anniversary of their first gig at Cushing St. Bar and Grill, 343 S. Meyer Ave., from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, March 17. Cover charge is $4. Their latest release, a live tape entitled Welt the Floor, will be available for $10.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Former Oyster Band vocalist June Tabor, with piano, violin, viola and accordion accompaniment, performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16. Tickets are $10. Call 327-4809 for ticket outlet locations.
TSO. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs Basically Brahms, featuring the artist's three orchestrated Hungarian dances. Performances are at 8 p.m. March 17 and 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Tickets are $16, available at the TSO box office at 882-8585, and all Dillard's and TCC ticket outlets.
BROWN BAG CONCERTS. The following jazz musicians will play from noon to 1 p.m. in the Main Library Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave.: March 22, the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble will play contemporary big band music. Coming up March 29, the Mark Lopes Quartet.
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.
NOON CONCERTS. St. Philip's In The Hills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. This month's recitals include: March 16, Janet Pflugradt Tolman, organ; March 23, Stan Kruggel and Noel Couch, vocalists; and March 30, James Tanguay, recorder.
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus, east of main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. The Drummers of Burundi will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 24. Tickets range form $12 to $20, available at the Centennial Hall box office.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS. Volunteers are needed for the production of the Tenth Annual Tucson Folk Festival, May 6 and 7 at the El Presidio Park in downtown Tucson. Stage hands, sound engineers, runners, set-up personnel, and food service are among the many positions available. For information call Mary at 887-6942.
AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Opera is accepting applications for potential openings in the 1995/96 season chorus. With the unionization of the chorus, singers now receive hourly compensation for rehearsal and performance time, per diem, transportation and hotel accommodations. All voice categories may apply. Interested parties must be able to travel to Tucson and Phoenix, and have basic sight reading skills. To schedule an audition, call 293-4336.
AUDITION NOTICE. Reveille Gay Men's Chorus, a new men's vocal group, is looking for male singers of all ages. Musical talent and/or background is preferred but not necessary. Non-musically inclined people are encouraged to join as support and technical staff. Call 292-9295 for an audition appointment.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. The Raleigh Group, Ltd. announces Tin Pan South '95, a songwriter festival to award an aspiring songwriter of any musical style an opportunity to play at Nashville festival April 17 through 22. For entry forms and rules call 1-615-259-0100; or send an SASE to Tin Pan South: Contest, P.O. Box 129002, Nashville, TN, 37212. Entries must be postmarked by March 25.
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.
Performances This Week
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus, east of main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. Le Ballet National du Senegal performs traditional West African dance at 8 p.m. March 16. Tickets range from $12 to $18, available at all Dillard's and the Centennial Hall box office.
BOOKS AND BALLET. Ballet Arizona provides a close up look of the Tucson children's group, with a preview of the company's upcoming presentation of Alice and Wonderland, at 2 p.m. March 18, at the Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Activities and games will accompany the presentation. Call 791-4393 for information. The event is free and open to kids of all ages.
CONTRA AND SQUARE DANCE. TFTM presents its Third Saturday Dance with live old-time music and callers from 8 to 11 p.m. March 18, at the Armory Park Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. No partners or experience necessary. Admission is by donation at the door. Call 629-0429 for more information.
MEDITATION. "The Dances of Universal Peace" are from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month at the Zenith Center, 330 E. Seventh St. Call Chalis at 578-3889 for more information. No experience necessary.
GET BUMMED. Free country western dance lessons are offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at the Bum Steer, 1910 N. Stone Ave. Larry and Amanda will get even the leftest of left feet in line or partnered up for a two-step, cha-cha or Desperado Wrap.
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.
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 on-going 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.
BARBEA WILLIAMS. A celebration of the ancestors and of African Liberation Day will highlight Williams' final artist-in-residency event from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave. Arts, music and cultural based games are included. A $5 participation fee is requested to cover materials costs.
BODYBUILDING. The NGA 1995 Arizona Natural Classic is an open, drug-free (minimum 5 years) contest, at TCC Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave., on Saturday, March 18. Interested competitors call 292-2100, with registration no later than 8 a.m. March 18. Tickets are $5 for 9 a.m. pre-judging; $13 in advance for 7 p.m. show, and $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at all Dillard's and TCC outlets, or by calling 791-4266.
DOWNTOWN DAYS. Downtown SaturDays events for March 18 include: Tucson Public Farmers Market, 135 S. Sixth Ave., from 8 a.m. to noon; Mexican/American needlework exhibition and workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House, 151 S. Granada; heavy metal brass quintet outdoors at 2:30 p.m. at the Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; and Sandpainter guided tours of the El Presidio neighborhood, with photo packet and maps included. The two hour walking tour meets at 10 a.m. at Church Street and Alameda Avenue. Call 323-9290 for reservations.
DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE 1995. Continuing through April 2: The Tucson Museum of Art League and the American Society of Interior Designers South Chapter will present this exhibit of 10 historic bungalows in the downtown Snob Hollow neighborhood. Tickets are $10 at the door, which includes one free admission to the Tucson Museum of Art. The event continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
IRISH FESTIVAL EVENTS. The 1995 Tucson St. Patrick's Day Festival begins with a special mass at 8 a.m. at St. Augustines Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. The Parade Against Hunger, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Great Irish Famine by honoring the Tucson Community Food Bank, begins at 11 a.m., winding from 17th Street, north on Stone Avenue, east on Broadway, and south on Sixth Avenue to Armory Park. The festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. at Armory Park, with food, games and great music.
MEAT-OUT. The Vegetarian Resource Group of Tucson sponsors the Great American Meat-Out from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at Reid Park Ramada 28, southeast of Broadway and Country Club Road on Camino Campestre. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 children for the all-you-can-eat event. Celebrate Earth Day with a meatless hot dog or hamburger. Bring your own utensils.
MUSTANG MANIA. The Old Pueblo Mustang Club will be polished and ready for public gawking, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Holiday Inn Holtdome, 4550 S. Palo Verde Road. Registration will be open to all Mustangs and Shelbys from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 17. For further information call Chuck at 749-4146.
PSYCHIC FAIR. Heighten your cosmic awareness from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at El Con Mall, Broadway east of Country Club Road. Event includes a variety of psychic reading techniques, body workers and metaphysical and magical supplies. Call 885-1129 for information.
STAMP SHOW. The Southern Arizona Coin and Collectible Show convenes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, in the Ocotillo Room of the Ramada Inn-Palo Verde, 5251 S. Julian Drive. Buy, sell, trade or take advantage of the free appraisals. Admission and parking are free. Call Bo at 742-2002 for information.
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.
ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH. Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society celebrates our rich cultural heritage with a series of 10 lectures throughout the month. The following lectures are at 7:30 p.m.: March 21, Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road, Prehistoric Ceramics: Technology and Design; March 22, Wilmot Branch, 350 N. Wilmot Road, Echoes in the Canyons: the Cliff Dwellings of Arizona's Sierra Ancha; and March 29, Himmel Branch, 1035 N. Treat St., The Controversial Journey of Fray Marcos de Niza. There will also be a 6:30 p.m. lecture on March 28 at the Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Road, entitled Tohono O'odham Life Yesterday and Today: One Tribal Member's Perspective.
CHOSEN PATHS. The following lectures are free and open to the public, to be presented at 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Center for English as a Second Language Auditorium, adjacent to the Arizona State Museum on the UA campus: March 18, How the Oral Tradition Works; and April 1, Cultural Multiplicity: The Hopi Past, Present and Future.
CITIZEN LOBBYING. The League of Women Voters, and Congressmen Ed Pastor and Jim Kolbe sponsor the Effective Citizen Lobbyist workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Junior League of Tucson offices, 2099 E. River Road. Understand the legislative process, and when your influence is most effective. Meet some of your Pima County representatives, learn about block grants, the budget process, grassroots organizing and coalition building. Registration is $15 at the door, with partial and full scholarships available. Call 795-4041 for information.
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 lecture meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, at ACCM, 1844 S. Alvernon Way: March 14, Families Playing Together; March 21, How to Build Supports for Families; and March 28, SED Children and the Education System. RSVP to Sarah Gallardo, 747-7619, ext. 222.
MONEY TALKS. Mission Branch Library, 3770 S. Mission Road, offers a free series on financial investing. The final presentation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, Managing Your Money in Turbulent Times.
VIETNAM REVISITED. The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom hosts guest speaker and Program and Education Coordinator for the U.N. Association of Southern Arizona, Sue Ward, and The Return of Vietnam, at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the Friends Meeting House, 911 N. Fifth Ave. Call 622-5743 for information.
BOOK SALE. Choose from thousands of titles, reference books, children's books, instructional and foreign language selections. Sale runs from March 19 through April 9, at 4853 E. Speedway, at Swan Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The Educational Enrichment Foundation hosts the sale, with most books 50 cents each, or 12 for $5.
BOOK SIGNING. Thomas E. Sheridan will sign his new book, Arizona: A History, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Coyote's Voice Books, Broadway Village Center at Broadway and Country Club Roads.
HUMANITIES SERIES. The Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road, will conduct a series of book discussion programs about One Hundred Years of Solitude and Invisible Man, sceduled for Tuesday evenings April 11, May 9 and June 6. Reservations for the free series are taken on a first-come-first-serve basis. Call 791-5021 to register.
ILLITERATI RUNS WILD. Cafe Magritte hosts open mike poetic and literary nights every third Tuesday of the month, continuing March 21 at 8 p.m. Interested readers sign in at 7:30 p.m. Call 323-0553 for information.
JAMES JOYCE SOCIETY. The Tucson James Joyce Society meets every third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in Hanrahan's Dublin West, 121 E. Congress St. Meetings are free and open to anyone interested in the artist's works.
LATIN AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM. Noted theatre critic Juan Villegas will speak at 3 p.m. March 24, in the UA Modern Languages Building auditorium. "La Noche Cultural," a fiesta to promote hispanic culture, will begin at 7 p.m. March 25, also in the auditorium, and will feature theatre, music, dancing, poetry and more. Events are free and open to the public.
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 at Bentley's and The Book Stop.
READING WOMEN'S HISTORY. Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway, celebrates Women's History Month with weekly reading groups from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays throughout March. For a list of book titles and information, call 745-9822. Groups are free and open to the public.
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. Exhume yourself! The Dead Poet's Society is a writing forum and network designed for people who write and hide it in boxes. For more information call 327-3775.
ANGELINA BALLERINA. Story hours from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18, will revolove around the little mouse who loves to dance, with periodic appearances by the mouse herself. Event is free, at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway.
ART CONTEST. Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road, announces an open competition to all school age children, for exhibition in the new Sunday School wing's opening celebration, March 24 through 26. Prizes will be awarded. Entries should be ready to hang or display, with the owner's name, age or school grade on the back. Deadline for entries is March 18. Call 298-1245 for information.
BILINGUAL STORYTELLING. Tellers of Tales Tucson chapter present this storytelling session by elementary school-age children, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, at the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts, 408 S. Sixth Ave. Event is free and open to the public. Call 622-2823.
DINO MIGHT. The Tucson Children's Museum presents Kokoro's Discover Dinosaurs, a robotic exhibit of life-like dinosaurs and ice age creatures, continuing through May 31at El Con Mall, Broadway east of Country Club Road. Admission is $4 adults, $3.50 children, with group rates available. Call 792-987 for more information.
HOPI ADVENTURES. Helen Hughes Vick will read from her new novel for young adults, Walker's Journey Home, the continuation of Walker's saga in which the time-traveled teenager reluctantly accepts the responsibility of leading his people 90 miles from their ancestral cliff dwellings to the Hopi Mesas. Reading begins at 4 p.m. Monday, March 20, at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway.
SWIM THE RILLITO. The Swim the Rillito Burn Awareness and Safety Expo meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Green Fields Country Day School, 6000 Camino de la Tierra. Event features a jumping castle, putting green, games, contests, raffles, food and more.
TEDDY BEAR CLINIC. TMC celebrates Children's Hospital Week with a public Teddy Bear Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at Children's Clinic for Rehabilitative Services, 2600 N. Wyatt, west of the TMC campus. Children can check in their teddy bear, stuffed animal or doll in the main lobby, and go through clinic areas with their charges, checking vital signs, casting, hearing tests, breathing instruments and even "Urgent Care" for stitches and general repair. Food and entertainment will also be provided.
TERWILLIGER TALES. 7935 N. Oracle Road. In honor of Women's History Month, books by and about women will be read from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18. Essays will be accepted through March 18 for the Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree Tell the World My Dream essay contest. Entries should be mailed or submitted to Terwilliger Tales. Call 797-4061 for 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.
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. Tucson has two chapters, northwest (Debbie, 825-2047) and central (Coralee, 325-0715). The northwest chapter meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month, in the YMCA room near the west end of the Foothills Mall. Chapters offer regular meetings, playgroups, Mom's Night Out activities, and meals for new mothers. March activities include: 10 a.m. playgroup at Dennis Weaver Park, Calle Concordia and Oracle Road. Call Debbie at 825-2047 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. 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, March 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. March 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.
BIKE WEEK. March 18 through 26 is Tucson Bike Week, promoting the advantages of bicycling for personal and environmental health. Kick-off the celebration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at a Swap Meet Festival with various biketivities on the PCC West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Check out the Commuter vs. Polluter race during morning rush hour, a Bike to Work and School Day on March 22, Adopt-a-Highway clean-up and daily rides which will culminate with a ride to Tucson's Fourth Avenue Street Fair. For more information on events, call Kim Young, 740-3340.
TUCSON TRIATHLON. Support Tucson athletes in this kick-off event for the 1995 season, starting at 7 a.m. Sunday, March 19, on the UA campus. Race is limited to the first 210 entrants, with entries accepted race day for a $50 fee. Race includes an 825-yard swim, 12.1 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. Race packets are available March 16 through 18 at Full Cycle, 3232 E. Speedway.
BUILD A TRAIL. Join Bob's Bargain Barn in improving our mountain parks and monuments by volunteering some Saturday hours for the "Build a Trail" program. Bob's and Pima Trails Association are aiming at work every Saturday throughout 1995. Call 325-3409 for registration and information.
CANOE CLINIC. Pack a lunch and head out to Silverbell Lake, 3600 N. Silverbell, for this free clinic from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m Sunday, March 19. Experts from Mad River Canoe and Bob's Bargain Barn will be on hand with over 20 models for on-the-water testing. Call 297-9364 for information.
HONEY BEE HEARING. Rancho Vistoso Partners will plead their case for development plans on Honey Bee Canyon's east side, at 7 p.m. March 22 at the Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Canada Drive. Meeting is open to the public.
SAN PEDRO HIKES. Six hikes along the river are scheduled this spring. Remaining hikes are scheduled for April 1, 15 and 29, and May 13. Pre-registration is $7.50, limited to the first 40 hikers. No pets allowed. Registration forms are available from BLM Tucson Resource Area Office, 12661 E. Broadway. Call 1-602-459-2555 for information.
SINGLE CAMPERS OF TUCSON. A different kind of singles club for those with the outdoors itch. Campouts are planned for the second weekend of each month, at sites throughout southern Arizona. Car/tent camping in primitive areas, potlucks, campfires, hiking and good people. Membership fee is $12. Call Eric Anderson at 325-7098 for more information.
SASI. Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute celebrates its 9th anniversary on March 18 with a 7:30 a.m. "Birds of SASI" tour, Backyard Birdwatching with Steve Prchal at 10 a.m., and a 5:30 p.m. potluck dinner. Don't forget to bring your own utensils and flashlight. For directions and information, call 883-3945 before the day of the event.
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.
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.
STRAW BALE CONSTRUCTION. There will be a straw bale house construction workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18. Cost is $65, and includes lunch and construction drawings. For information, call Dan at 624-8030.
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. 24-hour neighborhood drop-off centers include: Cholla High School, 2001 W. 22nd St.; Booth-Fickett Magnet School, 7240 E. Calle Arturo; Wrightstown Elementary School, 8950 E. Wrightstown Road; and Morrow Education Center, 1010 E. 10th St. All city and county landfills also have recycling centers. Call 791-5000 for hours and locations. Multi-material recycling facilities are located at Recycle America, 945 S. Freeway Blvd. Call 622-4731 for hours.
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.
HYDROPONICS WORKSHOP. The Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave., announces this educational workshop for teachers interested in incorporating hydroponics into their science curriculum, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Holiday Inn City Center, 181 W. Broadway. Exhibits will be on display for public viewing from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 24 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Admission to the exhibit is $2. For information on the workshop or display activities, call 628-5628.
TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The annual art exhibition, Sunspots: A Garden Gallery, continues through May 14 in both the outdoor herb garden and the tropical greenhouse. "Gardening for the Newcomer" meets every first Thursday and third Saturday of the month, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. You can take a "Birds and Gardening Tour" at 9 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.
SEEDY TALK. Kevin Dahl will lecture on Heirloom Seeds, Plants and Trees at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Tucson Organic Gardners meeting at TBG Porter Hall, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Arrive early for the mini-market organic supplies sale.
TELEVISION: Under One Roof, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on CBS (Channel 13). This ensemble drama about an extended African American family has a wonderful, real feel to it, which means, because it's on TV, it probably has the life expectancy of a cogent thought in Newt Gingrich's head. Starring Joe Morton (The Brother From Another Planet, T2), Roof is being pushed as a series that does for drama what The Cosby Show did for comedy. This, alas, sells it short, especially for those of us who felt Cosby was not all that special. Under One Roof is produced and directed by Thomas Carter, who won Emmys for his work on St. Elsewhere, Hill Street Blues and Miami Vice. He is also remembered as having played shooting-guard Hayward on The White Shadow.
MUSIC: The Return of the Space Cowboy by Jamiroquai. No need to get frightened; this album has nothing to do with Steve Miller. No, Steve Miller is not trying to make a comeback, at least not as long as we have anything to do with it. This is a clever jazz-soul-pop from England with a ton of funk-laden hooks and some real flair. Great Britain has a knack for turning out good white-boy soul singers (George Michael, Boy George, Paul Young) and even some great ones (Mick Hucknall of Simply Red). Jason Kay of Jamiroquai has a serious Stevie Wonder fixation, but, hey, a singer could do way worse. This is catchy stuff.
MOVIES: Outbreak with Dustin Hoffman and Donald Sutherland. Not a great movie, but a good, tight thriller. Hoffman does a surprising turn as an action hero and Sutherland is about as sleazy as he can get. The tale, prompted by the mishap chronicled in the current best-selling book The Hot Zone, is that of the release of a mega-deadly virus and the frantic efforts to contain it before it spreads geometrically and wipes out most of the U.S. There are lots of creepy scenes, including one where the virus is spread through a movie theater. Cough, cough.
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