Tucson Weekly . Volume 12, Number 9 . May 11 - May 17, 1995
[City Week Listings]


Opening This Week

HEMLOCK SOCIETY. Unitarian Church. 4831 E. 22nd St. May 13 only: The E Ride, a play about euthanasia written by Earl Wettstein, will be presented as a staged reading at the Hemlock Society of Southern Arizona's annual meeting at 10 a.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 745-8221 for further information.

PROSCENIUM THEATRE. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 882-7406. May 17 only: Body Image & Self Esteem: The Five Stages of Challenge for Women. This one-woman play written and performed by Lauve Metcalfe, portrays five women: a 12 year old, a college student, an aging TV talk show hostess, a divorcée and an 80 year old. Proceeds from the play will provide scholarships for the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18. Call 882-7406 for tickets and information.

TPC GRIDIRON SHOW. TCC Meeting Rooms. 260 S. Church. 791-4838. Opening May 17 and continuing through May 20: The 42nd annual Tucson Press Club Gridiron Show, Full Frontal Newt-ity, a production that promises to be a raucous, ribald, rollicking musical revue of the year's news and newsmakers. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $15, $25 for "Hot Seats," available at the TCC box office and Dillard's. Proceeds benefit Tucson Area Literacy Coalition. Call the TCC box office at 791-4838 for more information.


ARIZONA CHILDREN'S THEATRE. El Con Mall. 3601 E. Broadway. 795-9314. Continuing through May 21: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Budelinik, and The Name of That Tree. Show times begin at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5, $4 seniors and $3 children. No reservations needed. Call 795-9314 for more information.

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. Continuing through May 21: The Convicts Return, a one man show featuring Geoff Hoyle, saluting some of the greatest comedians and vaudeville artists of days gone by. Special Gay and Lesbian Theatre party May 17 beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Call Hana Ripp at 884-8210 for reservations. Tickets range from $17 to $26 and are available at the ATC box office. Call 622-2823 for information.

ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Continuing through May 27: Enchanted Garden, an enchanting poetry event encompassing a day in the world of a child as performed by children ages 6 through 12. Tickets are $5. Call 790-0844 for information.

BIANCO THEATRE COMPANY. Gaslight Theatre. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing on selected dates through May 23: Stagestruck, the story of a group of neighborhood kids who decide to rent a barn and put on a show, as performed by the Bianco Theatre Company Children's Troupe. Call 886-9428 for ticket information and show times.

GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. 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.

Last Chance

CATALINA PLAYERS. Catalina United Methodist Church. 2700 E. Speedway. 721-9640. Continuing through May 13: God's Favorite, a comedy written by Neil Simon, presented by The Catalina Players. Performances begin at 7 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $6, $12 for dinner and show, by reservation only. Call 721-9640 for reservations and information.

COSMIC TOAST. Mat Bevel Institute. 211 S. Fremont Ave. 622-0192. Continuing through May 13: Host of The Cosmic Toast, featuring poetry, performance and sculpture by Ned Schaper, a.k.a. Mat Bevel. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 622-0192 for reservations and information.

ONE IN TEN THEATRE. 738 N. Fifth Ave., No. 131. 770-9279. Continuing through May 13: Quickies, five short plays, including "The Great Nebula in Orion," by Lanford Wilson. All performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $9, with discounts for seniors and students. Advance tickets are available at Antigone Books, 600 N. Fourth Ave.


AUDITIONS. Tucson Parks & Recreation Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its teen summer touring production of The Devonshire Demons on May 13 at 2 p.m. at the Performing Arts Building, 200 S. Alvernon Way. Four males and six females ages 14-18 are needed for the tour scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during June and July. Auditioners are asked to prepare a two minute comic monologue and be prepared for cold readings. Call 791-4663 for information.

TICKET ALERT. Tickets are currently on sale for UApresents production of Angels In America, by Tony Kushner. The play is presented in two parts and separate tickets must be purchased for each. Tickets range from $19 to $35 and are available at Centennial Hall box office, Dillard's and the TCC box office, or charge tickets by calling 621-3341.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Noizy Velvet Productions is currently accepting submissions for a Japanese American to serve as co-producer/consultant for a 90 minute feature film about life and experiences coming to America. Send inquiry letter and resume with film production experience to: Noizy Velvet Productions, 3400 E. Speedway, No. 118-147, Tucson, AZ 85716. Deadline for submissions is June 9.

TICKET ALERT. Season tickets for the 1995-96 Phoenix Theatre League's Broadway at Symphony Hall series for 1995-96 season are currently on sale. Productions include South Pacific, My Fair Lady and Evita. Season tickets range from $45 to $95. Tickets may be purchased through the Theatre League's ticket office at 952-2881 or 1-800-776-SHOW. Tickets are currently on sale for 42nd Street, starring Mariette Hartley, with performances May 17 through 21. Tickets range from $26.50 to $32.50 and are available at the Symphony Hall box office and all Dillard's outlets. Call 678-2222 for more information.

THEATRE CONFERENCE. The 12th Annual Arizona Statewide Theatre Conference will be June 2 through 4, with guest speakers Marshall Mason and Horton Foote. The conference meets at PCC Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Deadline for early registration is May 18. Call 229-8231 for more information.

TICKET ALERT. Tickets are currently on sale for the ATC production of Oklahoma!, opening June 20 and continuing through June 25 at the TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Ticket prices range from $10 to $35. Special Family Plan discount available. Call the TCC box office at 791-4266 for reservations and information

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.


Opening This Week

WILDCAT ART. Gross Museum, UA campus. Park Avenue and Speedway by the underground walkway. May 13 only: Over 60 elementary, middle and secondary school students from the Wildcat Art enrichment program will exhibit their works from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The program is staffed by volunteer art education students who teach art and art history to the students. Call 647-7036 for information.


THE ALAMO GALLERY. 101 W. Sixth St. 882-9490. Continuing through June 15: canvases by Albert Vass and Nancy Stevens. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through May 20: The Bride of Cheap Camerawork, photography by William Woodroof and Gordon Stettinius. 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. Continuing through May 30: Black and White, a study in contrast by artists and artisans in fiber, clay and metal. Galleries are open Monday through Saturday; and Sunday at the Foothills Mall location only. Call 882-7043 for regular gallery hours.

CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. 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. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park, 6812 N. Oracle. 297-1427. Continuing through May 27: The works of Herb Gilbert and David Pennington featuring paintings and collage. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536A E. Tanque Verde Road. 722-4412. Continuing through July 2: Our Travels. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 722-4412 for more information.

DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through June 3: mixed media including photographs by Alan Huerta, sculpture by Susan Vancas and paintings by Joanne Kerrihard. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 13 Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m.

ETHERTON GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through May 27: paintings by Bailey Doogan, painted photographs by Holly Roberts and mixed media sculpture by Randy Spalding. 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.

LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through May 20: Being is Round, Sculpture and Drawings by George Ehnat Jr. The works of George Ehnat focusing on his stone carvings and drawings. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.

NU-WEST GALLERY. 2526 E. Sixth St. 881-2746. Continuing through May 26: oil and watercolors by Diana Davis, and pottery by John Martin and Denise Tosca. Regular gallery hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 8 p.m. Sundays. Daytime hours by appointment only.

OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Phillips Plaza, Suite #90, 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Continuing through May 31: Contemporary Jewelry and sculpture by New York artists Talya Baharal and Biba Shultz. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through July 1: Interior Motives, an exhibition dedicated to showing the most recent innovative designs in glass for the home and office. Fourteen different artists will be featured. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through May 31: decorative pottery by David McDonald, functional pottery by Jerry Pollari and serigraphs by Donna and Don Jepson-Minyard. 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 May 31 at the Holiday Inn Downtown City Center, 181 W. Broadway: computer art by Pete McCormick, watercolor by Mort Saul and mixed media by Roy Traver.

RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Continuing through May 31: Recent paintings by Jesse Woods. Hard-edged expressionistic paintings, abstract forms and colors serving as metaphors. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 13. 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 June 30 at the Tucson International Airport on the ticketing level, center.

SOSA-CARRILLO-FREMONT HOUSE. TCC complex between the Music Hall and the Arena. 622-0956. Continuing through May 20: Mexican American Needlework/Tejidos y Bordados, approximately 150 works from pioneer Mexican American families will be on exhibit. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

TEMPLE GALLERY. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210. Continuing through May 27: The Early Knight. Paintings and works on paper by Robert Cocke. Cocke's work reflects the polarities of human nature and beguiles the eye with the detail of engineered chaos. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, weekends call 622-2823.

TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through June 5: A History of Tohono Chul Park. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Tohono Chul presents a photographic retrospective of its past. Continuing through July 16: Tucson A-to-Z, an exhibit exploring what makes Tucson unique. Regular gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Admission is a $2 donation.

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; Continuing through June 4: Life in a Boundless Land: The Gaucho Scenes of Juan Manuel Blanes, forty works depicting the social and political environment on the plains of Uruguay and Argentina. Also included will be a small selection of paintings by George Catlin, Worthington Whittredge and Jule Travernier. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.

TUCSON/PIMA ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY. 240 N. Stone. 624-0595. Continuing through June 16: The State of the Planet, featuring four artists' views of social concerns as we approach the end of the twentieth century. Jody Luther, Laura Godsil, Marlys Kubicek and Christine Dawdy will present media including paintings, collages, monoprint, and sculptures to embody their vision. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, southeast of Speedway and Park Avenue, east of the Fine Arts Complex. Continuing through May 31: Impacto Cultural IV: Hispanic Sculptors in Arizona, featuring the work of David Aquirre, Julia Arriola, Michael Cajero, Carlos Encinas, Phillip Estrada, Alex Garza (guest curator), Alfred J. Quiroz and Larry Yanez. The artists will discuss their work, and the recent development of Hispanic art in the southwestern United States, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11. 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. 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.

Last Chance

ART!! GALLERY. El Con Mercado. 6328 E. Broadway. 745-8586. Continuing through May 14: an exhibit featuring dream catchers, oils, watercolors and weavings by Maureen Garrison and the pencil drawings and watercolors of Jill Smyth. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

ARTIST OF THE MONTH GALLERY. Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery. 4831 E. 22nd St. 748-1551. Continuing through May 16: Geometric Variations on Desert Themes, an exhibition of recent abstract paintings by Howard Conant. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through May 13: a one-woman exhibition of paintings reflecting life in East Los Angeles by Margaret Garcia. Other Los Angeles works by Tony de Carlo and Joseph Maruska will also be featured. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through May 15: Mementos of Israel, photographs by Marvin Mandell and David Nathanson.

UA PHOTO SHOW. Drama Building West (basement), southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway on the UA campus. Continuing through May 13: 1994-95 Photography Senior Show, featuring the works of undergraduate photography majors due to graduate this spring. There will be a closing reception at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Out of Town

RANCHO LINDA VISTA BARN GALLERY. Oracle, Arizona. Continuing through May 31: Love Your Mother, the third annual exhibition of the Earth Angels artists' group will feature works by Erica Swadley, Catherine Ferguson, Paula Wittner, Margo Burwell, Joy Fox, Pat Dolan, Jenny Kilb, Mary Lou Williams, Mary Myers and Katherine Josten. A special reception will be held on Mother's Day, May 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. with a musical performance by Mama Ritmo at 2:30 p.m. Regular gallery hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays only, other days by appointment only. Call Pat Dolan 896-2988 or Jenny Kilb 896-9005 for information and appointments.

SHEMER ART CENTER AND MUSEUM. 5005 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 1-602-262-4727. Opening May 16 and continuing through June 9: Uncommon Threads, a show featuring fiber and wearable art by Tucson artists Barbara Brandel and Ann Keuper, as well as Arizona artist Bozena Radomska-Conroy. Materials used range from cotton and silk to lace, embroidery and velvet. Call for gallery hours.


YOUTH AT RISK BENEFIT. Come listen to great music, dance a little and see an exceptional art exhibit/sale at Soundings Of The Planet, 3054 N. First Ave., as artists commit to Youth At Risk on May 13. The Tucson chapter of Youth At Risk is a structured program which matches mentors one-on-one with young people ages 14 to 18. There will be food as well as door and raffle prizes. The fun starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Call 884-4294 for information.

NEA DEADLINE ALERT. Deadlines for grants from the National Endowment for the Arts are fast approaching. For more information call the number listed for your particular genre: Theatre 1-202-682-5425, Music 1-202-682-5445, Dance 1-202-682-5435, International 1-202-682-5422, Design 1-202-682-5437, Expansion Arts 1-202-682-5443, Literature 1-202-682-5451, Museum 1-202-682-5442.

ARTISTS/TEACHERS. Applications are being accepted for JTPArts artist/teacher positions, a summer youth job training program in the arts. Those hired will work with youths from June 5 to July 21 to complete a project designed to benefit the community. Applications are available at the Tucson/Pima Arts Council, 240 N. Stone. For more information call Loraine Hernandez at 624-0595 ext. 10.

YOUNG ARTISTS NEEDED! Or beginners, even. Applications are being accepted for jobs in the JTPArts Summer Youth Employment Programs. Call the Hotline at 740-5220.

CALL FOR ARTISTS. Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative Gallery is accepting applications and slides for its artist roster. Inclusion on the roster makes artists eligible for consideration for Board of Director membership and exhibitions at the gallery. Applicants must be Tucson residents, full-time professionals in the visual arts, and able to afford $35 monthly dues. For application and instructions, send a business-sized SASE to Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative Gallery, 135 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701. Deadline for applications is May 25.

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. Scottish musician Dougie MacLean and his Band make their first Arizona concert appearance at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 13. MacLean will perform traditional Scottish and Celtic music as well as his own contemporary creations. All seats are reserved for the show. Advance tickets are $12 and $15, $10 and $13 for TFTM and KXCI members, available at Hear's Music, Loco Records and Zip's University, or charge by phone 881-3947 or 327-4809. Call 327-4809 for more information.

BUENA VISTA THEATER. 251 S. Wilmot Road. Widespread Panic makes a stop in Tucson during its Ain't Life Grand tour on May 17. This popular group will perform its "unique blend of southern rock 'n' blues boogie and San Francisco psychedelia." Mother's Hip opens up at 8 p.m. with Widespread Panic taking the stage at 10 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $14, $15 at the door. Call the Buena Vista Theater at 747-1887 for tickets and information.

CHORAL CONCERTS. The Tucson Girl's Chorus celebrates its tenth anniversary with a Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the TGC Music Center, 4020 E. River Road, or at the door. Call 577-6064 for information. The Tucson Boys Chorus presents two Mother's Day Concerts at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Tickets are $6, available at Dillard's and the TCC box office. Call 296-6277 for information. Both concerts will be at the TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave., and will feature guest performances by alumni choristers.

GRACE ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL. 2331 E. Adams St. On May 13 at 7:45 p.m., Music For A Message of Hope: A Celebration of the Spirit of Anne Frank and Cultural Diversity will be the theme of this musical program featuring the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Tucson Chapter, Anshei Israel Choir plus readings from The Diary of Anne Frank. Admission is free and open to the public, however donations of canned goods will be accepted for the Community Food Bank. Call 299-3000 for information.

JAZZ FEST. Catch the sunset and listen to the jazz music of Cool Breeze at the River Center courtyard, River Road and Craycroft on May 12 at 6 p.m. The unique shops of River Center will remain open during the performance. The concert is free and open to the public. Call Ric's Cafe at 577-7272 for information.

HOLSCLAW RECITAL HALL. UA Music Building, Park Avenue and Speedway. The following performance is scheduled for this week: May 11; bassoonist Patricia Nelson will perform in a Doctoral Solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call 621-1216 for tickets and information for all UA School of Music events.

SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. The Organ Donors will perform country rock at 8 p.m., on Saturday May 13. Tickets are $4, $3 with a can of food for Community Food Bank, and are available at the door.

ST. PHILIP'S IN THE HILLS. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. Romanian baritone Emil Dorian Cristescu will perform at 3 p.m. May 14. Cristescu is a finalist from the 1995 Luciano Pavarotti Competition. Performance is free and open to the public.

TUCSON BOYS CHORUS. The Tucson Boys Chorus present their Mother's Day Concerts on May 14 at the TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. The Touring Chorus, Towne Singers and Training Chorus will be featured in the program. There will also be a special guest performance by the Alumni Chorus comprised of former choristers from over the past 55 years. Performances begin at 2:30 and 7 p.m. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $6 and $8 and are available at the TCC box office, Dillard's and the Boys Chorus Office, 5770 E. Pima St. Call 296-6277 for information.

TUCSON GIRLS CHORUS. The Tucson Girl's Chorus celebrates its tenth anniversary with a Spring Concert May 13 at the TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Included on the program will be Broadway show tunes and music from the 1940's with a seven piece band lending support. An alumni chorus including singers from the past ten years will be highlighted. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the TGC Music Center, 4020 E. River Road (Mehl Foothills Park), or at the Music Hall door before the concert. Call 577-6064 for more information.


COURTYARD CONCERTS. The Sidewinder Dixieland Band will perform the second in a series of four concerts throughout the month of May at the TCC courtyard at 5:30 p.m. May 12. Performances are free and open to the public. Food and beverage vendors will have refreshments for sale during the performances. Parking is available on the Church Street side of the TCC for $2. Call 749-4902 for more information.

GECKO FEATS. The Tucson Arts District Partnership's Artists in Residence series continues with the following performances: 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, Into Your Eyes and Out of Sight features "Gecko Feats" Anne Bunker and Chuck Koesters in a music, dance and visual art performance created especially for the TMA plaza, 140 N. Main Ave. This duet will be teaming up with some of Tucson's best poets, dancers and performers. All performances are free of charge and open to the public.

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.

ST. PHILIP'S PLAZA. 4300 N. Campbell Ave. The Tucson Jazz Society's Plaza Suite Spring series continues with the following performances: May 13, Guitar legend Tal Farlow is joined by Terry Holmes and Gene Radino in performing a tribute to great guitarists like Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Herb Ellis and others. Tickets for all performances are $7, $3 for Jazz Society members. Call the Tucson Jazz Society Hotline at 743-3399 for more information.


CALL TO SINGERS! The UA Summer Chorus invites all interested persons to join. Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. beginning June 5. They will take place in Room 232 of the School of Music, UA Campus, located at Park Avenue and Speedway. No audition is necessary. Tenors and basses are especially needed. Call 621-9929 for more information.

CELTIC JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell. 881-7147. Bring your instrument and join this old time jam session from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 16. Open to the public.

ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS. The Arizona Opera will be holding orchestra auditions for its upcoming June 1996 Wagner Festival in Flagstaff, Arizona. Musicians interested in auditioning should send resumes to: Arizona Opera, c/o Orchestra Auditions, 3501 N. Mountain, Tucson, Arizona 85719; or call Nina Daldrup at 293-4336. Materials must be received by May 17, 1995.

FIND YOUR VOICE. Ongoing classes & individual sessions help you discover you authentic creativity through experiments with voice, sound, movement and play. Call 544-8683 for information.

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.


Opening This Week

BALLET ARTS FOUNDATION. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Special performances May 13 and 14 only in the Proscenium Theatre: the ninth annual Spring Dance Concert '95, featuring "Graduation Ball" and other works. Performances are a 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. only on Sunday. Tickets are $10, available at Dillard's, or by calling 1-800-638-4253.


LATIN DANCE. Dance the night away to the Latin sounds of Rafael Morena and Descarga every Thursday at the Santa Rita Ballroom, 106 S. Sixth Ave. The band plays from 9 to 12:30 p.m., $3 cover at the door. Salsa lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. for only $1 extra. Enjoy the uncrowded, open environment of the Santa Rita. Call 882-2622 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 leftist of left feet in line or partnered up for a two-step, cha-cha or Desperado Wrap.

MODERN DANCE. Orts dancer Nanette Robinson offers ongoing 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.

MODERN DANCE WORKSHOP. Former J. Parker Copley Company dancer, Lucia Zeffirelli, will be teaching an intermediate/advanced Copley/Limón based workshop every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. throughout May. Also ongoing are the beginning/intermediate floor barre/modern classes meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. All classes are held at Ortspace, 930 N. Stone Ave. Cost is $7.50 per class, or $20 for four 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.

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.

Special Events

FARMERS MARKET. Once again, Plaza Palomino, located at the corner of Swan and Fort Lowell Roads, has begun its Summer Evening Farmers Market in the courtyard of the Plaza on Thursday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m. through July 27. Call 795-1177 for more information.

FITNESS FEST. New Life Health Center, 4841 E. Speedway, invites all to attend their Food Fair and Fitness Festival on May 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured will be festive foods, demonstrations of traditional healing practices and complementary medicine, hearing and eye exams, blood pressure checks, body composition screening and live music and dance. There will be entertainment for children throughout the day. Live performances scheduled for: 10 a.m., Casa Tambores, Afro Caribbean Drummers; 11 a.m. Southern Arizona Fitness Association aerobics performance; 1 p.m., Dance for Heart cardio Tai Chi. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 326-9361 for information.

HERBFAIR. The seventh annual Herb Fair promises a spectacular variety of herb plants for enthusiasts, cooks and gardeners. Peruse unique hand made crafts, like floral oils, hand-dipped candles, decorative wreaths, vinegars and pomanders, to name a few. Docents have been drying flowers and herbs all year so visitors can mix their own potpourris. Native Seeds/SEARCH will offer heirloom seeds of the Southwest, and gift baskets. And Good Earth Restaurant &Bakery and Prima Donna Cafe will provide herbal tea and treats. Fair runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Admission is free. Call 326-9686 for information.

SCIENCE CARNIVAL. Join Flandrau Science Center and Kitt Peak National Observatory in the Science Center's 20th birthday celebration, with exciting, interactive science exhibits like bottled lightning and anti-gravity mirrors. This traveling show of attractions from Seattle's Pacific Science Center will be on the UA mall, Hawthorne Street and Cherry Avenue, through June 4. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, and 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $3, $2 for kids under 13; or $6 for a family pass for four. Call 621-STAR for information.

TRADE SHOW. The Tucson Business Coalition, a non-profit organization, presents the Small Business Celebration Trade Show May 12 and 13 at TCC, 260 S. Church Ave., featuring businesses from southern Arizona and various states of Mexico. The Tucson Business Coalition promotes business among small businesses, and strengthens the role between Arizona and Mexico. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Admission is $3. Call 750-0080 for more information.

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.


DEVELOPMENTS IN CHINA. UA economics professor Barbara Sands will discuss Where the Chinese Economy Has Been and Where it Is Now, an analytical look at the political and economic events and divergences from announced vs. implemented policy affecting China over the past few decades. Lecture meets at 3 p.m. May 14, at the Art and Culture Building at Randolph Center, 200 S. Alvernon Way.

DIVORCE SEMINAR. Considering Divorce is a free, informational program addressing the legal and emotional aspects of divorce. Upcoming dates include May 17 and June 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Call the Family Law Center of the Conciliation Court for more information, 740-5590.

EMS UPDATE. In conjunction with Emergency Medical Services Week, May 14 through 19, a day-long conference focusing on communications, trauma, pediatrics and obstetrics meets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Tucson Fire Department Training Academy, 797 E. Ajo Way. Registration before May 15 is $15, $20 at the door. Call 694-3009 for information.

PREHISTORIC PRESENTATION. Associate Director of the Arizona State Museum's research project at Homol'ovi Ruins State Park, Richard Lange, will give a slide-presentation surveying 10 years of research and excavation of the six major pueblos circa AD 1250 to 1400. Lecture is free and open to the public, and meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, at UMC DuVal auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Registration for a field trip to the ruins on June 3 and 4 will also be open at the meeting. Call 885-6283 for information.

PEOPLE'S LAW SCHOOL. This forum is designed to provide the community with a deeper understanding of today's complex legal system, on the following topics: May 11, Fight Back! Consumer Law and Landlord Versus Tenant; May 16, Disability, Conservatorships and Living Wills; May 18, Do We Need Tort Reform? A View of the McDonald's Coffee Case. Seminars meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in room 146 of the UA College of Law, northwest corner of Mountain Avenue and Speedway. Call 623-8258 for registration and information. Cost is $20, $10 for students.

UMC LECTURES. Strong Bones: Make Them Yours for Life, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, in the UMC DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Lecture is free and open to the public. Call 626-2592 for information.


BOOKSIGNING. Barnes & Noble. 5480 E. Broadway. Bestseller music biographer Mark Bego will sign copies of I Fall to Pieces: The Music and Life of Patsy Cline, from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Victor Margolis will play live classical music on the keyboard, and will read from his book The Plate Spinner, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Call 745-9822 for information.

BOOKSIGNING. The Book Mark. 5001 E. Speedway. Jane Candia Coleman will read and sign her recently released Doc Holliday's Woman from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Call 881-6350 for information.

BOOKSIGNING. Books West Southwest. 2452 N. Campbell Ave. Four Arizona authors will be on hand to sign their books from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 12: Helen Hughes Vick, author of Walker's Journey Home; Meredith K. Schuetz, author of Building and Builders in Hispanic California, 1769-1850; Jane Candia Coleman, author of Doc Holliday's Woman; and Jean Aspen, author of Arctic Son. Refreshments will be served. Call 326-3533 for information.

BOOKSIGNING. Renowned Tucson chef Donna Nordin will sign her first cookbook, Contemporary Southwest: the Cafe Terra Cotta Cookbook from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave. Nordin is the owner of Cafe Terra Cotta, Tohono Chul Tea Room and Trio. Call 297-4843 for information about the signing.

BOOKSIGNING. 7935 N. Oracle Road. John Vornholt will sign your copies of older works such as Star Trek Generations, Star Fleet Academy #4 and Capturethe Flag, as well as his newly released Dinotopia Digest #2, River Quest, at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13. Call 797-4061 for information.

HANDWRITING ANALYSIS. Certified Handwriting Analyst Jesse E. Dines will demonstrate his technique from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway. He will also sign copies of his book, Choose the Right Mate, Lover or Friend Through Handwriting.

POETRY READING. An open poetry reading will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway. All are invited to read original works or those of a favorite poet. Complimentary coffee will be served. Call 745-9822 for information.

WRITING WORKS CENTER. UA Extended University has a variety of summer workshops to help polish your writing skills. Explore fiction, screenwriting or poetry; learn the Internet, start a journal, or strengthen your writer's voice. Call 621-8632 for registration and information.

JOURNAL WRITING WORKSHOP. The Tucson Public Library Catalina branch, 15631 N. Oracle Road, announces a two-part series on journal writing. The first session, "Women and Loss: Explore the Transformation with Carlene Tejada," will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 4 through 25. The second session, "Women and Discovery," will continue in June. Workshop includes in-class exercises, journal techniques and a variety of published journals. Attend one of all classes. No registration is required. Call 825-9541 for information.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc. is offering a $500 grand prize for the Distinguished Poet Awards contest. Entries (limit one) should be 20 lines or less, any subject and style. Contest is free to enter. Send poems to Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Department EM, 203 Diamond St., Sistersville, WV, 26175. Deadline is May 31, 1995.

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.

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Literacy Volunteers of Pima County is looking for presenters for the Tutoring Young Readers Workshop. Call 797-7530 for information.


MUSEUM DAY CAMP. Children ages 7 to 12 can learn about life in the "olden days" by participating in the Arizona Historical Society's Heritage Day Camp. Each week-long session hosts an array of hands-on activities for creating traditional foods and crafts of the many cultures present in Arizona. Call 628-5774 for information on half- and full-day weekly sessions.

YAQUI ETHNOBOTANY WEEK. Tucson Botanical Gardens announces the first of two sessions for children entering grades 4 to 6, focusing on fascinating traditional uses of Sonoran desert plants with Yaqui educator Felipe Molina. Session I meets from 9 a.m. to noon May 22 to 26; session II begins in July. Cost is $57 for non-members. Call the TBG education department at 326-9686 for registration and information on this and other summer programs.

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS. Tucson Public Libraries promise this summer will be a blockbuster for reading with two specialized reading programs: Rocket Readers for grades 6 and under; and a new "Teens Read" program, Chills and Thrills (focusing on books in the horror genre), for grades 7 to 12. Programs run May 18 through the end of July, and offer unique opportunities for students to read for fun while developing a sense of accomplishment. Sign up beginning May 18 at any TPL branch.

SWIMMING AND SPORTS CAMPS. The Ott YMCA, 401 S. Prudence (between Broadway and 22nd Street), offers swimming lessons for boys and girls as young as four months to kids in their teens. There will be four three-week sessions, beginning May 22. Kids ages 6 to 9 will have a variety of sports camps to choose from, including soccer, roller hockey and basketball. Register at the YMCA, or call 885-2317 for information.

SEEK SUMMER PROGRAMS. Registration is now open for Extended University's sixth SEEK (Summer Education and Enrichment for Kids) program, for programs from May 30 through July 21. Cost is $40 per course. On-going registration is also open for SEEK Fine Arts Camp, a two-week hands-on arts camp for students grades 4 through 8. Workshops cover drawing, portraiture, photography, story theatre, printmaking, dance and creative writing. Camp runs June 12 through 23. Call 624-8632 for registration and information.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT. Creative Movement for Children, cosponsored by the UA Extended University and School of Music Committee on Dance, is a summer program for children ages 2 to 4, encouraging body awareness, confidence, coordination and social skills. Session I meets Saturdays, May 13 through June 3. Call 624-8632 for registration and information.

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.

Parents' Corner

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Tucson Centers for Women and Children (TCWC) seeks volunteers for multiple services to survivors of domestic violence. As people leave Tucson for the summer months, new volunteers are desperately needed. There will be a general orientation for interested individuals from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, to include an educational workshop on domestic violence in Tucson. Call 795-8001 for information or to register for the workshop. Your involvement makes a difference.

OUR TOWN CLASS. Our Town Family Center offers the following class: Parenting Your School Aged Child, a six-session class Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., May 24 through June 28. Cost is $25 per person, or $40 per couple. To register or for more information, call Kathie or Noreen at 881-0935.

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.

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.

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. Upcoming activities include: dances on May 13, 20, and 27; and a Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 14. Admission to the brunch is free. Dances are $6 at the door. Call 622-8120 for 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.

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. Open Playtime is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday for children 2-5 years old, 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday for children age birth through 2 years, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for children birth through 5 years old. "Dad 'n' Me" play group, for ages through five years, meets Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. "Awareness In Parenting" group shares how children think and feel, on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for parents of up to 5-month-old babies, and at 11 a.m. for parents of children 6 to 15 months old. Programs are $20 for four weeks. Single Parent Support Group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Parent Connection. Meet and exchange ideas with other single parents. The "High Noon" brown bag drop-in support group, for working parents or those on tight schedules, meets every Monday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Limited childcare by reservation is available at $2 per child. Call 321-1500 for further information.


ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. The museum features permanent and special exhibits recounting Arizona's cultural history from the Spanish colonial era through the territorial years. Continuing through May 31: Hugo O'Connor and the Apache Frontier, Apache artifacts and Spanish Colonial military gear. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 628-5774 for information on summer programs for kids ages 7 to 12.

ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. The museum is part botanical garden, part geology museum and part zoological park. Naturalistic settings house 1,386 plant species and 317 animal species. Interpretive tours, live animal visits, and botanical and raptor interpretations are given daily. Museum hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Saturday through September 30. Admission is $8.95 ages 13 and over, and $1.75 ages 6 through 12. Discount group rates are available.

ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-6302. The Arizona State Museum, on the University of Arizona campus, features anthropology exhibits with particular emphasis on the Southwest. Continuing through December 1996: Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta, an exhibit of more than 350 Mexican folk masks, from mermaids to scorpions. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER PLANETARIUM. UA campus. 621-STAR. Exhibit halls feature hands-on science exhibits and a 16-inch telescope that allows the public an astronomer's view of the night sky. A mineral museum in the basement features hundreds of beautiful minerals and gems. The planetarium theater offers entertaining programs on scientific and cultural topics, as well as laser light shows featuring projections that explode across the dome in a rainbow of colors. Currently showing: The Gate to the Mind's Eye, spellbinding computer animation combined with the music of Thomas Dolby, in the planetarium theater. Continuing through May 31: The Endless Horizon, the history of exploration from oceans to outer space, as narrated by Patrick Stewart (Star Trek's Captain Picard). Admission to exhibits is $2, free with purchase of a theatre ticket. Up to four children are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Telescope viewing is still free. Call the planetarium for more information on times and shows. Theater ticket prices are $2.50 to $5. For more information call 621-STAR.

FORT LOWELL MUSEUM. 2900 N. Craycroft Road, Fort Lowell Park. Learn about the forts, camps, the Mexican militia cavalry and more with Lances, Shields and Carbines: The Military History of Tucson from 1775 to 1891. The exhibit consists of 13 paintings done by artist Wayne Sumstine and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through January 1996.

GADSDEN-PACIFIC TOY TRAIN OPERATING MUSEUM. Foothills Mall. 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. See and operate antique and contemporary toy trains at this free museum, open to the public during mall hours.

PIMA AIR MUSEUM. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-9658. On display are 185 military, commercial and civilian aircraft, including a full-scale mock-up of the Kitty Hawk, a presidential plane used by news media and JFK during the 1960s, numerous photos, air and space uniforms and memorabilia. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admittance at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and military and $3 for children ages 10 to 17. Free for aviation buffs under 10.

REID PARK ZOO. 22nd Street, east of Country Club Road. 791-4022. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, 75 cents for children 5 to 14 and free for children 4 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of the animals, don't bring any food, toys or pets.

SOSA-CARRILLO-FREMONT HOUSE MUSEUM. 151 S. Granada Ave. 622-0956. One of the few houses left standing out of 39 blocks of homes leveled during the urban renewal of the late sixties, the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House is currently a museum featuring furnishings from the 1880s. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Walking tours of historic Tucson begin every Saturday at 10 a.m. in the museum. Tours last approximately two hours and cost $4 per person. All tours are led by experienced professional guides and traditional Sonoran refreshments are served.

TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Tohono Chul Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. The park presents "Walk in the Park Tours" at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 1 p.m. on Sunday, and "Birds of Tohono Chul Tours," at 8 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Tours last about one hour. "Art in the Park Tours," a docent-guided look at the gallery exhibits, happen at 11 a.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday. "Xeriscape Tours," at 10 a.m. Saturday, demonstrate the uses of arid-adapted plants and landscaping designs and materials.

TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $1.50 for children, $3 for adults. Free on the third Sunday of every month.

TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. is open free to the public during regular gallery hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the museum is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and students, free for members and children under 12. Free for all on Tuesdays.

YOZEUM. 2900 N. Country Club Road. 322-0100. Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. On display are all kinds of yo-yos, from styles popular in the 1920s to current designs, and yo-yo memorabilia. The owner of the museum is Don Duncan, Jr., son of the founder of Duncan Yo-Yos. Groups and schools can call ahead to arrange for a tour. Free admission.



GOLF BENEFIT. Painting and Decorating Contractors of America sponsors this golf outing to benefit Tucson Centers for Women and Children. Tournament has a scramble format, with foursomes formed of individual players. Shotgun start is at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Canoa Hills Golf Course. $60 per player includes green fees, cart, prizes and buffet lunch. To make a reservation, send checks payable to Southern Arizona Chapter PDCA, to 4805 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85712. Call 323-7105 for information.

SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES. Jae Kim's Martial Arts School is offering free self defense classes for women 14 years and older, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. All classes are taught by Master Jae Kim, who has 30 years experience in the martial arts. Stop by the school at 6450 N. Oracle Road, or call 797-0122 for information. Class size is limited to 20, with classes on-going through June.

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 May. 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.

Y NOT? The YMCA of Tucson now offers a citywide membership, meaning members are free to use all the YMCA facilities across town. Also, registration is now open for spring and summer fitness classes at the Ott YMCA, 401 S. Prudence Road. Aerobic classes include step, hi/low impact, strength and aqua. Call 885-2317 for information.


BOWLED OVER. The Women's International Bowling Congress National Championship Tournament continues on selected dates through June 12, at Brunswick Camino Seco Lanes, 114 S. Camino Seco. Call 298-2311 for information.


MUNICIPAL POOL SCHEDULE. Fort Lowell Pool, Craycroft Road and Glenn Street, has reopened. Spring pool hours for recreation and lap swim are 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Udall Pool, Archer Pool and Sunnyside Pool are open year-round for recreation and lap swim. Catalina Pool, Dodge Boulevard and Pima Street, is scheduled to reopen by May 17 for the summer. Opening day pool hours are noon to 6 p.m. All pools, except those normally closed on Monday, will be open noon to 6 p.m. Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Archer Pool users are encouraged to call 791-5388 for complete information on construction scheduled for that pool.

SABINO SITE TOUR. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center offers free guided tours of the Sabino Canyon Ruin each hour between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Tickets must be picked up at least 24 hours in advance from the Old Pueblo office, 1000 E. Fort Lowell Road. The ruin was inhabited by the Hohokam Indians between AD 1100 and 1300, and contains many pottery shards and other artifacts made from stone, bone and sea shells. Call 798-1201 for information.

BIRD VIEWING. Arizona Game and Fish invites the public to attend a free neotropical migratory bird viewing day at Cienega Creek, near Tucson. The gathering meets from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 13, at Cienega Creek Preserve east of Tucson (approximately 20 miles from downtown) on I-10. Take the Highway 83 exit past milepost 281. Turn left and go under the interstate, and then turn right on Marsh Station Road. Follow the signs. Call 628-5376 for information.

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.

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.


SOLAR POTLUCK. Citizens of Solar invites the public to this free event, featuring exhibits and demonstrations of solar ovens, water heaters, Photovoltaics, electric cars and more. Citizens for Solar is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about low-cost, alternative energy sources. Most exhibits are made with simple hand tools and readily available building materials. Samples of solar cooked food will be available throughout the day. The potluck continues from 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday, May 13, at Catalina State Park, off Oracle Highway 77. Although the event is free, there is a $3 per car State Park fee to enter the park.

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.


GARDENING DEMONSTRATIONS. The following demonstrations will be at 9 a.m. Wednesdays, at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave., and 1 p.m. at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road: May 17, Grape Leaf Skeletonizer and Other Summer Bugs; May 24, A Walk Through the Vegetable Trial Garden; and May 31, Summer Mulches Keep the Soil Cool. Call 628-5628 for information.

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. Call 326-9255 for information.

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.

Best Bets

MAGAZINES: "Lyin' Bully" by Molly Ivins in the May/June 1995 issue of Mother Jones. The Texas Tornado, Ivins, who cut her journalistic teeth covering the bizarre shenanigans in the Texas Legislature, has gone national now and we're all better off for it. Her homespun writing style is somehow a perfect complement for her first-rate investigative techniques as well as her pithy insights. In this piece, she tackles Rush Limbaugh, who is rapidly devolving into self-parody but is still richly deserving of verbal and written abuse. Ivins, who has been a target of the blowhard Limbaugh, likens his attacks to being gummed by a (lower-case) newt. "It doesn't actually hurt, but it leaves you with slimy stuff on your ankle."

VIDEOS: Bullets Over Broadway. This farce shows why Woody Allen remains one of the best (though not necessarily greatest) filmmakers in the world. This stuff is not new, yet he makes it seem fresh with perfect pacing, clever dialogue, and casting that mixes the familiar (Dianne Wiest) with the new (John Cusack) to create a wonderful ensemble comedy. Allen's personal life may make you shudder, but he hasn't lost his cinematic touch. (Then again, some people hold to the theory of "show me an artist who isn't deeply troubled and I'll show you John Tesh.")

BOOKS: The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair's Race For Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics by Greg Mitchell. I tried pushing this book last year before the election, but it kept getting edited out of the Best Bets. If you love, hate or just stare in wild wonder at politics, you've got to read this. In 1934, the oddball Pulitzer Prize-winning Sinclair ran for governor of California as a Socialist and handily captured the Democratic nomination. After the primary, Sinclair had a 3-1 lead in the polls over his Republican opponent with less than two months to go before the general election. A coalition of businessmen, headed by movie studio moguls, all terrified at the thought of a Sinclair governorship, rolled into action and media politics was born. The newspapers slandered Sinclair on a daily basis, the studios churned out fake newsreels (the forerunner of today's sound-bite commercials), and Sinclair even did his part to help their cause by spouting Utopian phrases at every turn. Still, the race came down to the wire and was muddied by the late entry of a third-party candidate backed by the anti-Sinclair coalition. After reading this, the upcoming political season will all seem so familiar.

--Tom Danehy

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