SPECIAL EVENTSEvents This Week
CLUB RHYTHM DANCE JAM. Mat Bevel Institute. 530 N. Stone Ave. Major Knucklehead Productions, in collaboration with the Institute and KXCI Community Radio, announce the return of the dance jam phenomenon, part of a national grass-roots movement to create alternative, all-ages, smoke-free dance clubs focusing on music from world beat to tribal, techno, ethnic rhythms, blues, soul, and rock-and-roll. The dance jam returns from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, August 15. Admission is $5 at the door, with a $1 discount for KXCI members. Call 721-1710 for information.
GATHER AROUND CAMP FIRE. Can't stand the heat? Get out of the kitchen and support Camp Fire Boys and Girls on Thursday, August 13. The Southern Arizona Council of Camp Fire offers a day of family activities in partnership with several Tucson restaurants. Dine at any of the participating restaurants, and they'll donate a portion of their receipts to Camp Fire Boys and Girls. Call Jade Stokes at 712-4339 for details.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT. Celebrate Tucson's Birthday!
Pima Community College and Presidio Trust co-host the official
"Founders Day" kick-off from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday,
August 15. Attractions include PCC display tables on history,
chemistry and magic; music, dance, and movement performances;
a PCC student and faculty art show and sale; an Interpretive Sign
Language performance; artificial intelligence and adaptive technology;
an international student booth, food and cultural displays. Uncle
Willie's Five will play jazz standards by Miles Davis, Charlie
Parker, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman from
HUMANE SOCIETY BENEFIT. Clues Unlimited. 16 Broadway Village, at Broadway and Country Club Road. Emily's Birthday Party, an annual benefit for the Humane Society, gathers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 15. Call Christine Burke at 326-8533 for information.
MEET THE CANDIDATES. Woods Library. 3455 N. First Ave. From 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, August 15, the Pima Association of Taxpayers hosts this opportunity to meet and talk with candidates in the September 8 primary races, and November contenders. Candidates for the state Legislature, Congress, Pima County Supervisor District No. 4, school boards, Justice of the Peace, and any state officials are invited to attend. Call Harriet Surinak, program coordinator, at 742-4446; or Mary Schuh, president, at 887-0112, for information.
MOON STROLL. Valley of the Moon. 2544 E. Allen Road, north of Prince and east of Tucson Boulevard. Wander at your leisure through the gardens, pools, caverns and pathways from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted for the restoration of this Arizona Historic Registry site. Call 323-1331 for information.
MULTIMEDIA MONDAYS. Hotel Congress. 311 E. Congress St. Upstairs Films presents a screening of several short films at 8:15 p.m. and 12:05 a.m. Monday, August 17: My Buddy Norris, Retrogenesis, and Aisle Manage. Musical guests the Barnyard Playboys and the Quadrojets take the stage at 9 p.m.
RACING FOR A CURE. A drag-racing extravaganza to benefit the UA Children's Research Center and the UMC Emergency Pediatric Department gets the green light on Saturday, August 15, at Southwestern International Raceway. 11300 S. Houghton Road. Gates open at 4 p.m., with racing at 5 p.m. Super Eliminator time trials and other racing follows at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Call 762-9700 for information. Interested sponsors should call Jon or Peggy Rowley at 398-2593, or 398-2972.
RELIGION IN FILM SERIES. St. Philip's In the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Tacheria, a multi-faith center for spirituality, presents a series of films with discussions after the screening concerning ethics and spirituality. Roger and Me screens on Friday, August 14. Admission is free. Call 299-6421 for information.
STAR WARS TRILOGY. The UA Physics department presents the
third in a series of three presentations called Science
and Star Wars. These free presentations include screenings
of the films, and related physics demonstrations. The Empire
Strikes Back screens at 2 p.m. August 14 , in the Physics
and Atmospheric Sciences Building Room 201,
VIDEO TENSIONS. The UA Media Arts Department presents VideoLOCAL, a juried screening of videos by local artists. This is the final installment of the VideoTENSIONS '98 summer series. Screening is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 13, in the UA Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Building Auditorium, Room 202, at Speedway and Mountain Avenue. Call 621-7352 for information.
TALK-SHOW AUDIENCE NEEDED. You're invited to participate in It's About You, a show about relationships taped live from 7:30 to 9 p.m. every Saturday. For information on how you can participate, contact Barbara Van Deist at 299-2708.
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