DOWNTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT: For free entertainment, you can't beat the Arts District's bi-monthly melange of music, art openings and street performances. On Saturday, September 2, the Gila Monsters Sextet explores the rhythms, harmonies and melodies of Dixieland jazz from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Ronstadt Transit Center. Master storytellers and magicians light up Arizona Alley from 7 to 10:30 p.m. with Tales of Arizona; and performance artist Will Clipman brings masks, movement and music to Winsett Park on Fourth Avenue. And the Late Show at the Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St., will feature "animation classics" at 10 p.m. Call 622-2262 for movie ticket information. For a complete list of Downtown Saturday Night events, call 624-9977.
READING BY LAMPLIGHT: The Lamplight Reading Series, a monthly gathering of poets, writers and listeners, is back at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 3, with featured poets Lynn Saul and Virginia Chase Sutton sharing their original works at The Grill, 100 E. Congress St. Come and take part in this 15-year tradition of literary awakenings. Readings are free and open to all, with new poets and writers encouraged to sign up. Call 743-0940 for information.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS: The Tucson Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Charles "Bucky" Steele, opens the fall series of outdoor concerts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 3, at Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Country Club Road north of 22nd Street. A free shuttle service begins at 5:30 p.m. from the west entrance of Foley's at El Con. Admission and parking are free. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Call 791-4079 for information.
KIDKRAFT: Kids and their taller counterparts will get a kick out of this: a "child-operated art gallery," with rotating shows of arts and craftwork created by children. Works are also for sale. Kidkraft is located in the Womankraft Castle, 388 S. Stone Ave. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Call 629-9976 for information.
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