Opening This Week
ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Fine Arts Complex, Speedway east of Park Avenue. 621-1162. Opening April 2 and continuing through April 16: False Admissions, a romantic comedy revolving around the absurdity of class divisions in stylish 1730's France. Tickets range from $5 to $14, with discounts for UA faculty, students and seniors, and are available at Dillard's and the Fine Arts box office, 621-1162.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Opening March 31 and continuing through June 3: Under Two Flags, an adaptation of the French novel by Ouida, with evening performances at 7 and 9:30 p.m., and selected 3 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 for seniors, students and active military; and $6 for children 12 and under. Call 886-9428 for reservations and information.
THE SCREENING ROOM. 127 E. Congress St. 622-2262. Special performance March 30: a multi-character, one-woman performance, Latin America: What I Didn't Learn in the Books, an examination of identity, reaction and world perspective performed by Theresa Scionti. Admission is $5 at the door.
a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. 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 THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4877. Continuing through April 15: Dracula, based on the novel by Bram Stoker. Tickets range from $17 to $26, available only through the ATC box office, 622-2823.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Continuing through April 15: Patient A, a commissioned work based on the first known instance of HIV transmission from a health care worker to his patient. Tickets are $9 to $14, available at the IT box office, 882-9721.
AUDITION NOTICE. META Theatre announces auditions for the Christopher Durang comedy Baby with the Bathwater, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 1, at the Historic "Y" Theatre, 738 N. Fifth Ave. Callback auditions will be from 1 to 4 p.m. the same day. Prepared monologues or cold readings are both acceptable. Minority performers are encouraged. Also wanted: an actor to perform in drag. Call Neal at 743-0629 for more information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Youth Theatre announces open auditions for Enchanted Garden from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 30 and 31, at the theatre, 5526 E. 22nd St. Actors will not be compensated. Call 790-0844 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Children's Theatre Company is looking for adult actors for their Story Theatre Company. Auditions will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 and 2, at the theatre's El Con Mall location, northeast corner of Dodge Boulevard and Broadway. Call 795-9314 for information.
CASTING CALL. Actors are needed for a full-length horror feature. Send resume and photograph to Parasite Productions, 3201 E. Terra Alta Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716. Begins production in May.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets are on sale for Censored: An Evening of Passionate Artistic Expression, a combined visual and theatrical show followed by community seminar on challenges to free expression, for performance 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.
TICKET REFUND. Full refunds for ticket holders of the canceled production of The Sound of Music, at UA Centennial Hall, will be available until May 28, 1995. The UA Artist Series will also honor ticket exchanges, for up to double the ticket value, for any of the 17 remaining productions in the 1994-95 series. Refunds are available only through the Centennial Hall box office, 1020 E. University Blvd. Call 621-3341 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.
Opening This Week
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Opening March 30 with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and continuing through April 22: Bero Gallery's One Year Anniversary Exhibition, featuring works by gallery owners Beth Wachtel and Robert Sidur, an 18-artist retrospective, and a silent auction of all retrospective works. 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. 882-7043. Opening April 1 and continuing through April 25: Oriental Influences. Both locations are open Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Foothills Mall location only.
CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. Opening March 31 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., and continuing through May 28: In This Garden: Photographs by Ruth Thorne-Thomsen; and Patterns of Connection: Leah King Smith, creative revisionism restoring Australian Aborigines to their native lands. Ruth Thorne-Thomsen will give a Pinhole Camera Workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Center. Call Cass Fey at 621-7968 for information. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
ETHERTON GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through May 27: works by Bailey Doogan, Holly Roberts and Randy Spalding. Media include paintings, painted photographs and figurative sculpture. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday. There will be an opening reception from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 1.
F.L. WRIGHT GALLERY. 316 E. Congress St. 622-3350. Continuing: Early 20th Century Arts & Crafts Movement in America, select pieces of pottery, metalwork, painting and rare period furniture circa 1900 to 1920. The gallery will host a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 31.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Opening April 1 with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and continuing through May 3: recent paintings by Allen Maertz. Regular gallery hours are 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday nights and Thursday Art Walks.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Opening March 31 and continuing through May 15: Mementos of Israel, photographs by Marvin Mandell and David Nathanson. There will be an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2
TEMPLE GALLERY. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210. Opening March 31 with a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and continuing through April 22: David Elliot: Photographs, works that merge landscape and still life imagery in sequential panoramic photographs. Call for gallery hours.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, southeast of Speedway and Park Avenue, east of the Fine Arts Complex. Opening April 2 with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m., and continuing through April 23: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring an eclectic and energetic showcase of 13 artists' graduate work. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Check out the UAMA's online exhibit on the World Wide Web, http://www.arizona.edu/services/museums/museums.html.
WOMANKRAFT. 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976. Opening April 1 with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and continuing through May 27: Nahuila, works by Mexican artist Santa Sandra Robles. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, and by appointment.
ART!! GALLERY. 6328 E. Broadway, in the El Mercado Plaza. 745-8586. Continuing through April 15: watercolors and mixed media works by Agnes Paulsen. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
BODHITREE GALLERY. 33 S. Fifth Ave. 882-5195. Continuing through April 15: Two Living Incarnations of Compassion, paintings by New York artist Tom Winchell, and an electric "Siddhi" micro-gallery show by Vladan Mijatovic Zivojnov.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Continuing through April 15: ceramic sculpture by Joy Fox and color symbolist canvases by 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.
DE GRAZIA GALLERY. 6300 N. Swan Road. 299-9192. Continuing through April 8: Walls From the Past, sun painting and watercolors by Mary Argueta and Susan Meyer. Call for regular gallery hours.
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: Views from Japan, a multi-disciplinary project featuring contemporary Japanese photography.
G.A.S.P. GALLERY. Utterback Middle School, 3233 S. Pinal Vista. 617-6100. Continuing through April 21: The Sierra Vista Project, a two-part commissioned exhibition of photography by Sean Justice. 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.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through April 15: 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.
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.
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.
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. Continuing through April 26: 110 S. Church Ave., works by Ned Gray, Bridget Roads and Joan Sullivan.
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, with works by Italo Scanga, Erwin Eisch and David Hopper. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through April 30: hand-painted ceramics by Bobby Medford, dichronic glass jewelry by Lora Lynne and hologram jewelry by August Muth. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
PUZEY GALLERY. 47 S. Sixth Ave. 884-4522. Continuing through April at the Holiday Inn Downtown City Center, 181 W. Broadway: mixed media works by Kirsten Groenveld, comic art by Mark Zepezauer, and various children's art works.
LAUGHLIN STUDIO GALLERY. 220 S. Norris Ave. 624-7354. Continuing through May 5: World Travel in Watercolor, prints, drawings and watercolors by David Laughlin. Call for regular gallery hours.
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. Continuing through May 21: Gronk: A Living Survey, canvases, notebook sketches and memorabilia spanning a decade in the famed Chicano artist's life in Los Angeles. Continuing through May 14: paintings by Paul Brach; and Joyan Saunders: Athlete Heart, an installation continuing through May 8 in the Directions Gallery. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.
ARTS AUCTION. Central Arts Collective, 188 E. Broadway, opens its first annual Sofa Size auction/fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Admission is $5 at the door, and includes raffle ticket, entertainment, and food by Kingfisher and El Charro restaurants, as well as the auction itself.
ART WALK. This monthly self-guided tour of downtown art spaces happens from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Enjoy downtown Tucson in the last hours of daylight, support the local arts community, and congratulate yourself with a rest stop at your favorite downtown café or restaurant.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Phoenix Arts Commission seeks an artist team to design and install a public art project in honor of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, to be placed at the Cesar Chavez Park, 35th Avenue and Baseline Road. Entries must be postmarked by April 14. Call the Phoenix Art Commission at 1-602-262-4637, to request information on submissions.
T/PAC WORKSHOPS. Tucson Pima Arts Council, 240 N. Stone Ave., presents two workshops on Saturday, April 1: The Arts Management workshop runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and the Board Development workshop will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 624-0595 for reservations and information.
CREATIVE CARTOONING. Join Steve Forrester for this six-week class from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, starting April 1, at Tucson Open University, 2030 E. Broadway, Suite 100. Cost is $25. Call 622-0170 to register, or sign up at the first class.
ARTS OPEN HOUSE. Visit Tucson's newest space for low-cost artist housing and studios, The Julian Drew Apartments, from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at 180 E. Broadway. Tour to soon-to-be completed spaces, and stay for Central Arts Collective's benefit auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 623-2577 for information.
WOMANKRAFT CLASSES. Womankraft, 388 S. Stone Ave., is now offering a variety of classes and workshops, beginning in April. Upcoming classes include: beginning and intermediate drawing, figure drawing, and tile making. Call 624-8157 for information.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. D.P.C. Café is accepting submissions from artists in all media for rotating exhibits and ongoing performances. Contact Nadia Hagen at 882-0515 for information and submission guidelines.
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.
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.
ART TALKS. The Tucson Museum of Art Docent Council offers the following free art talks at noon on the following Mondays and Thursdays in April: March 30, Picasso and Braque; April 3, Flowers in Art; and April 6, Contemporary Mexican Architecture and Painting.
GALLERY TALKS. Upcoming lectures at the Center for Creative Photography on the UA campus begin at 5:30 p.m.: April 4, Objects of Connection: Aboriginal Artifacts from the Arizona State Museum; April 19, Leah King-Smith speaks about her work; and April 25, The Representation of Indigenous Peoples.
TUBAC ART WALK. The Art Colony of Tubac hosts the fifth annual Art Walk from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2. Admission is free to all galleries, studios and shops. Visit Pressworks, the spring invitational continuing through April 23 at Tubac Center for the Arts, 9 Plaza Road. Tubac is located 45 miles south of Tucson on I-19, at exits 40 and 34.
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. Performing at 8 p.m. Friday, March 31: award-winning country music artist Laurie Lewis and the Grant Street Band. Tickets are $12 and $14 in advance, from Hear's Music and Antigone Books; or charge by phone, 881-3947.
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus, east of main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. Festival of the Nile, a celebration spanning 6,000 years of Egyptian dance, music and culture, will be on stage at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. Tickets range form $10 to $15, available at the Centennial Hall box office.
CROWDER HALL. UA Music Building, Park Avenue and Speedway. Arizona Low Brass Symposium II will include 8 p.m. hall recitals on March 30 and 31, and a 4:45 p.m. recital on April 1. Tickets range from $5 to $8. Call 621-1216 for tickets and information on performances at additional venues. Also at the hall this weekend, world-renown pianist Nicholas Zumbro performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2.
JAZZ FESTIVAL. Centennial Hall. UA campus, University Boulevard east of at Park Avenue. 621-3341. The country's first jazz festival hits the road for the first time, bringing 11 artists to Tucson for a hot show starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. Tickets range from $17 to $24, with half-price student tickets, on sale at Centennial Hall box office, TCC, Dillard's and charge-by-phone, 621-3341. A pre-performance festival with food and local talent will begin at 6:15 p.m. outside Centennial Hall.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. The distinguished Bridge Ensemble will close the Hillel Foundation's conference on the Holocaust with a Celebration of Life concert featuring chamber music by Mahler, Mendelssohn, Asia and Schulhoff, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2.
ARIZONA MINI-CONCERTS. El Con Mall Pavilion Stage. Northeast corner of Dodge Boulevard and Broadway. A competitive Composer's Concert showcases a variety of vocal and instrumental musical styles at noon Saturday, April 1. Performances are free and open to the public.
BROWN BAG CONCERTS. The Catalina Chamber Players will play from noon to 1 p.m. in the Main Library Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave.: April 5, oboe trio; April 12, flute and harp; April 19, viola, cello and guitar; and April 26, violin duet.
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.
BERGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. 1200 W. Speedway. 327-4809. Experience an evening of Celtic music, song and story with The House Band, 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at Hear's Music, Bentley's, Loco Records, Piney Hollow, Workshop Music & Sound, and Good Time Music. Call 327-4809 or 881-3947 for information or charge-by-phone.
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.
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
BALLET ARIZONA. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Performing March 31 through April 2: Spring Dances, featuring works by Robert Joffrey, Michael Uthoff and Donald Dadey. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $16 to $26, available at Dillard's or by calling 1-602-381-1096.
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus, east of main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. The Paul Taylor Dance Company hits the stage for two unique modern dance performances at 8 p.m. March 30 and 31. Tickets range from $15 to $20, available at all Dillard's and the Centennial Hall box office.
TFTM DANCE. Tucson Friends of Traditional Music hosts its first Saturday contra and square dance from 8 to 11 p.m. April 1, at the First Congregational Church, 824 N. Second Avenue, with live music by the Sunny Phaces. Singles and couples are welcome. Admission is $4, $3 for TFTM members, and includes lemonade and snacks. Call 318-0810 for information.
BUMS STEERED. 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.
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 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.
BEAD BAZAAR. The Tucson Bead Society will be at El Con Mall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1 and 2, with their second annual Bead Bazaar and custom beaded jewelry competition. Purchase loose beads and related items, and check out demonstrations by designers and lamp-worked glass bead makers.
DOWNTOWN DAZE. Saturday, April 1, spawns another action-packed, fun filled Saturday downtown. Tucson Symphony Orchestra gives another "Just for Kids" concert at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. The Japanese film festival continues at The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St., along with an animation workshop for kids at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. The first annual Juneteenth celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Main Library, 101 N. Main St. Official Downtown Saturday Night hours are 7 to 10 p.m., with crowded streets, busy galleries and great outdoor places to imbibe and observe. Don't miss the Then Tingari Chinese Dragon procession beginning at 8:30 p.m. on the north side of Hotel Congress, at Toole and Fifth avenues. Call 624-9977 for more event information.
HEALING HANDS. Tucson Inter-faith HIV/AIDS Network invites the community to join in a city-wide worship service of healing and care for all whose lives have been touched by HIV and AIDS. The service will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd St.
TAMMIES SHOWCASE SHUFFLE. Your weekend plans stop here: Shuffle around downtown and Fourth Avenue clubs and check out local musicians of every genre in the third annual Tucson Area Music Awards showcase. See Big Noise for a complete schedule of events and venues. $10 buys more fun than humans should be allowed.
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, and include 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.
TUCSON PUBLIC MARKET. Every Saturday, rain or shine, this vendor-run market meets at 135 S. Sixth Ave. This is a real farmer's market, with all vendors growing and producing their products. 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.
POOR FORUM. David Hoover, C.I.S.W., and Ann Nichols, Director of the Arizona Coalition for Human Services, speak on Contract On the Poor: What the New Congress May Mean to Poor Americans, at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, April 2, at St. Philips In The Hills Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Lecture is free and open to the public.
ALIENATED. The UFO Contact Center International Program hosts speaker Susan Gordon, in Life Beyond the Contact, a personal extraterrestrial contact story, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road.
DESERT RAT RAP. The following lectures are offered in the Wilson Room at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte: 10 a.m. April 8, Basketry of the Desert People; and 7 p.m. April 11, Political Ecology of a Desert State. Admission is $2 for non-members. Call 742-6455 for reservations.
URBAN AWARENESS. The UA Faculty Lecture Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, with Changing American Roadways: Getting Us Out of Our Cars, in the UMC DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Presentation is free and open to the public.
CHOSEN PATHS. The following lecture is free and open to the public, to be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Center for English as a Second Language Auditorium, adjacent to the Arizona State Museum on the UA campus: Cultural Multiplicity: The Hopi Past, Present and Future.
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.
LAMPLIGHT READING. Poets from the Alternative Learning Center will be featured at the 7 p.m. reading Sunday, April 2, at Hanrahan's Dublin West Cafe, 121 E. Congress St.
ORION SOCIETY. The Orion Society's Forgotten Language Tour presents readings at 8 p.m. April 3 and 4 in the UA Modern Languages Building auditorium. Monday's reading will feature Simon Ortiz, Alison Hawthorne Deming and Scott Russel Sanders. Tuesday's reading will feature Robert Michael Pyle, Ofelia Zepeda and Gary Paul Nabhan. Call 321-7760 for information.
GRAD STUD POETS. MFA candidates Laura Bean, Cori Brackett, Loren Goodman, Bruce McKenzie and Steve Runkle will read their work at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the UA Modern Languages Building auditorium, north side of the UA mall on Cherry Avenue. Call 321-7760 for information. Check out the UA Poetry Center's online World Wide Web page: http://www.arizona.edu/services/poetry.htmll.
BOOK SALE. Choose from thousands of titles, reference books, children's books, instructional and foreign language selections. Sale continues 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. Barnes & Noble. 5480 E. Broadway. 745-9822. Andrew Greeley will sign and discuss his book, Irish Gold, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Carl Olson, author of Insects of the Southwest, will give a free seminar on identifying helpful, harmful and venomous insects at 1:30 p.m. Kids are invited "to make an ugly bug" at 1 p.m. Supplies will be provided. Events are free and open to the public.
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, scheduled 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.
PROULX SPEAKS. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Annie Proulx will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Tucson Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. A second lecture will be given at 7:30 p.m. March 31, at the Phoenix Public Library, 12 E. McDowell Road. Both programs are free and open to the public.
WRITING PROJECTS RETREAT. The sixth annual Arizona Writing Projects Retreat is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the UA Modern Languages Building auditorium. Pre-registration by March 28 is $15, registration at the door $20, and student rate $10. Call Anne-Marie Hall for further information at 621-5423.
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.
JUST FOR KIDS. Tucson Symphony Orchestra Piano Trio presents a free concert with their version of "The Ugly Duckling," at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Arrive early, as seating is limited.
CYCLING CLINICS. A free clinic for kids 18 and under will cover service, safety, racing and helmets, from 9 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at The Good Earth Restaurant, southeast corner of Broadway and Wilmot Road.
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 31 at 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.
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.
SUMMER JOBS FOR TEENS. Four information sessions on how to find summer jobs and internships will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the following locations: April 4, Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road; April 11, Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Road; April 18, Woods Library, 3455 N. First Ave.; April 25, Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road.
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, April 3, 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. 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.
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.
MOUNTAIN PARK BIKE TOUR. The Tour of the Tucson Mountains will feature 5.25-mile Kids' Fun Ride in addition to the traditional 100- and 50-km rides on Sunday, April 12. The course runs the perimeter of the Tucson Mountain Park. Call 745-2033 for registration and cost information.
UA FITNESS WEEK. Fitness events continue through April 2 at the UA Student Recreation Center on Fifth Street and Highland, and include the following: Friday, March 31, step aerobics lessons at 9 a.m., an all-day Cactus Classic Water Tournament and a "Healthy Happy Hour" from 4 to 6 p.m. Daily demonstrations of sports and related products from event sponsors will be on the UA mall and at the recreation center.
COMMUNITY FITNESS DAY. Pima Community College and Southern Arizona Fitness Association celebrate the college's 25th anniversary with a community-wide aerobics class from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 1, at the west campus gymnasium, 2202 W. Anklam Road. All ages are welcome, with admission being a two-can donation or a pair of used fitness shoes for the Community Food and Clothing Banks.
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 March. 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.
BOWLED OVER. The Women's International Bowling Congress National Championship Tournament opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Brunswick Camino Seco Lanes, 114 S. Camino Seco. 42,220 women will compete in this year's tournament, which will continue on selected dates through June 12.
SHARE THE TRAILS TRIATHLON. Rocking K Ranch, Old Spanish Trail five miles past the Saguaro National Park East main entrance, is the site for this all-day horse-bike-run team triathlon. Race time is 8:30 a.m., and starts with the equestrian leg. Call 325-5268 for information.
ULTIMATE FRISBEE EVENT. The UA Ultimate Frisbee Club sponsors the Uomo Donna Coed Ultimate Tournament from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 1 and 2. Saturday's events will be on the Drachman fields on Tucson Boulevard south of Speedway. Sunday, head over to Himmel Park, Tucson Boulevard south of Speedway. Ultimate is a fast-moving, non-contact sport played with 7-member teams on a soccer-sized field.
P.A.W.S. MEETING. The Preserve Arizona Wolves Tucson chapter announces its first monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Water Resources Building, 350 N. Campbell Ave. The meeting is free and open to the public, and will include a slide show presentation on Mexican Grey Wolves, and an update on captive breeding programs.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
PLANT SALES. If you've got the itch to dig, root out some native beauties at the following spring sales: April 1 and 2, Desert Survivors Nursery, 1020 W. Starr Pass (22nd St.) and April 8, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road.
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.
BOOKS: Our Game by John Le Carre. Nobody is better at this sort of thing. Le Carre has proven himself to be the master of the intricate spy novel for 30 years, and he's always done so with the lightest of touches. No super villains, no hot sex, no car chases. This time his hero is 50-ish, hopelessly tied to the now-dead Cold War and put out to pasture by a new administration. What's keeping him going is an unlikely love affair with a concert musician half his age. When she and an old school chum of the hero suddenly turn up missing at the same time, he starts looking for them, not sure at first whether their disappearances are linked and not knowing what he will find. A smooth, confident thriller.
TELEVISION: Cybill, CBS Monday nights. This sitcom is funnier than most, although it has some real dead spots. The tale revolves around Cybill Shepherd as a 40-something actress, surviving in Hollywood by lowering her once-lofty movies-only standards by doing TV, commercials and whatever. She has two ex-husbands--one a stuntman, the other a writer--and a daughter by each, the former played by Michelle Pfeiffer's real-life sister, the latter the stereotypical life-is-such-a-downer teenager that you just want to bash against a wall. All this is okay, but the reason to watch is Cybill's friend, Maryanne, played hilariously by Christine Baranski. She's an absolute scream as the bitter ex-wife of a Hollywood plastic surgeon. She drinks to excess, can't help pointing out boob jobs in public, and lives to make her ex's life miserable. While maxing out his credit cards, she explains, "The fun isn't in spending his money; it's in wasting his money." The best supporting character since Julia Duffy on the old Newhart.
MUSIC: Me Against The World by Tupac Shakur. JUST KIDDING!! I hate this clown. He postures about respecting women, then gets convicted of assault, rape and sodomy. What an asshole. Maybe after he serves his prison term, he'll be able to hit those really high notes. You'd be better off buying The Brady Bunch movie soundtrack.
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