SPECIAL EVENTSEvents This Week
ARCHITECTURE WEEK. The American Institute of Architects presents the Seventh Annual Architecture Week April 17 through 25. Explore downtown homes, view local architectural landmarks and educational exhibits, and attend lectures and more during this event. Call Brent Davis at 622-6248 for information.
ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW. Bear Canyon Plaza. Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway. Enjoy a day at the annual Tanque Verde Valley Arts and Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.
BAILE DE LAS FLORES. Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. 7000 N. Resort Drive. St. Luke's Board of Visitors presents the 80th annual Baile de Las Flores, a dinner dance and Mexican Fiesta, to benefit St. Luke's Home at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. Call 299-2591 for information.
CIRQUE INGENIEUX. UA Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University
Blvd. The Cirque Ingenieux takes the stage at
DINE OUT FOR SAFETY. The Tucson Rape Crisis Center hosts
this annual fund-raising project from 5 to
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. This week's Downtown Saturday Night features the TAMMIES Club Crawl on April 17. Check out the music guide in this week's paper for venues, times and bands.
EARTH DAY PARADE. The 1999 Earth Day Parade starts at 10
a.m. on Saturday, April 17 at the northwest corner of Scott Ave.
and 12th St. behind the Tucson Children's Museum. The fifth annual
parade highlights a morning of activities outside the Museum from
9 a.m. to
FARMERS' MARKETS. Every Saturday vendors sell fresh produce, bread, tamales and more at Park Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd. Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. more than 20 vendors sell fresh produce, teas, honey, jams, lemon curd, bread, smoked beef and more at St. Philip's Plaza, River Road and Campbell Avenue.
FILM FESTIVAL. The Arizona Media Arts Center presents the eighth edition of the Arizona International Film Festival April 15 through 25. See the insert in this week's paper for the schedule.
FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER. UA campus. 621-STAR. The April shows are: In Search of New Worlds, Under Arizona Skies, Adventures in the Solar System, Our Place in Space and Light Years from Andromeda. Exhibit admission is $3, $2 for children 14 and under, or free with a theater ticket purchase. Telescope viewing is free. Daytime exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday; evening hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Free telescope viewing hours are 6:40 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 621-STAR for more information.
FOOD FAIR. Visit Plaza Palomino, on the corner of Fort Lowell and Swan roads, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays for their gourmet food fairs. There are more than 45 vendors with organic veggies and fruits, breads, salmon, Arizona emu, fresh-cut flowers and lots of tasty samples. Call 795-1177 for information.
GIRL POWER! DAY. The Joan Bonvicini third annual Girl Power! Day takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 at the Boys and Girls Club, 2585 E. 36th St. This day-long event addresses some of the important issues in girls' lives. To register for this free day call 573-3533.
GOURMET ART MARKETPLACE. St. Philip's Plaza Courtyard, River Road and Campbell Avenue. Edibles and kitchen-art collectibles by more than 20 Arizona artists are on display from 1 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. Call 299-7617 for information.
HEALING EXPO. TCC. 260 S. Church Ave. Learn about local resources of Alternative Healthcare Modalities and Practioners from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 18. Admission is $13.75 with a $3 discount for seniors. Call 299-3636 for information.
HEALTH FAIR. Unity of Tucson. 3617 N. Camino Blanco. "The Spirit of Health" Unity of Tucson presents their second annual health fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. There are speakers, treatments, children's events and more. Call 577-3300 for information.
HOME TOUR. The El Presidio De Tucson Historic District hosts a home tour of the neighborhood's residences and structures from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 18. Tickets are $6 and are available in the parking lot at 405-411 N. Meyer St. For information call 623-8882.
HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL. Enjoy food, fun and family entertainment at the Tucson Big Air Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18 at the Kino Sports Complex. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Tucson Community Food Bank. Call 798-3664 for information.
MAT BEVEL COMPANY. Mat Bevel Institute. 530 N. Stone Ave. Mat Bevel presents Hostage and the Host, a solo spectacle of art with a cast of moving parts, April 16 through April 18. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is $6. Call 622-0192 for information.
PHYSICS PHUN NIGHT. PCC Center for the Arts. Black Box Theater. 2202 W. Anklam Road. The UA Department of Physics hosts its 15th annual Physics Phun Night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. The highlight of this show is witnessing a professor lie on a bed of nails and having a cement block broken on him.
POETRY CONTEST. The Tucson Arts District in Residence Greg Louneau presents a magnetic poetry contest from 7 to 10 p.m. on April 17 at the Ronstadt Center during Downtown Saturday Night. To enter, write up to three poems with the English and Spanish words provided, submit your entries and you could win great prizes. Sign on at www.GregLoumeau.com for information.
PRIMAVERA FOUNDATION. Berger Performing Arts Center. 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. Enjoy an evening of literature and music with Barbara Kingsolver and The Now or Never Project at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 19. Tickets are available at Antigone Books, Hear's Music, Silverbell Trading and Primavera Services and benefit the Primavera Foundation. Call 623-5111 for information.
RACE FOR THE CURE®. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation presents the 1999 Southern Arizona Race For The Cure® on Sunday, April 18 at the Tucson Convention Center. The race raises funds for education, screening, treatment and research programs devoted to eradicating breast cancer. For information on how to get involved call Kathy Delligatti at 298-7535.
STAMP AUCTION. Armory Senior Citizen Center. 220 S. Fifth Ave. The Tucson Stamp Club presents their annual Spring Auction at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20.
WAILA FESTIVAL. UA Bear Down Field. Southwest corner of Cherry Ave and Fourth St. Enjoy an evening of cultural sharing, learning, dancing and fun from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. This 11th annual festival is free to the public.
WALKING TOUR. Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House. 151 S.
Granada Ave. Enjoy this walking tour of Tucson's history, including
more than 20 homes, sites and buildings, from
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE. Arizona Historical Society. 949 E. Second St. The 18th annual Docent Council White Elephant Sale benefiting the Arizona Historical Society takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17. Call 628-5774 for information.
Out Of Town
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL. City Park. Old Historic Bisbee. Take a trip to Bisbee for a day of education and fun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 18. Call 432-3726 for information.
ORO VALLEY ANNIVERSARY. Enjoy this community event to kick-off Oro Valley's 25th Anniversary Year with a combined arts and musical festival and celebration party. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 and from 11:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 18 at the Dennis Weaver Park. Call 297-2591 for information.
ROSE CELEBRATION. Tombstone hosts this celebration that is centered around the World's Largest Rose Tree located in the patio of the Rose Tree Museum at Fourth and Toughnut streets. This event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18. Call 457-3932 for information.
DEPRESSION SELF-HELP WOMAN'S GROUP. This group meets on Monday nights and is looking for new members. For information call 762-5838.
TOASTMASTERS OPEN HOUSE. The Conquistadors Toastmasters' open house is at 7 p.m. every Thursday at La Quinta Inn, 6404 E. Broadway Blvd. Call Randy Lindsey at 745-3915 for information.
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