Opening This Week
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Opening August 31 and continuing through September 30: Snow Queen, the classic tale of a young girl overcoming all odds to rescue her friend from the clutches of the evil Snow Queen, as performed by a cast of actors ages 4 through adult. This production is most appropriate for ages 4 through 15. Showtime is 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday matinees. Tickets are $4, $2 for children. Call 790-0844 for reservations and information.
UA REPERTORY THEATRE. Laboratory UA Theatre, Fine Arts Complex, southeast corner of Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-1162. Opening September 6 and continuing through September 17: Lend Me A Tenor, a comedic farce by Ken Ludwig, about a world-famous Italian tenor who suddenly becomes indisposed just before curtain on the biggest night of the Cleveland Grand Opera. Performances begin at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on September 10, 16 and 17. Tickets range from $8 to $14, and are available at Dillard's and the UA Fine Arts box offices. Call 621-1162 for information.
BORDERLANDS THEATRE. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 882-7406. Continuing through September 3: Lonely Planet, a play by Steven Dietz where empty chairs represent a life lost to AIDS. A portion of the donated chairs will highlight a silent auction, continuing through the run of the play, with proceeds donated to PACT for Life, Shanti and TAP. Advance tickets range from $6 to $10 and are available at the PCC West cashier's office, Antigone Books and Jeff's Classical Records. Call 882-7406 for reservations and information.
AUDITION NOTICES. The People Who Do That, Tucson's premiere sketch comedy group, is spreading out like a plague across the land! To make our conquest complete we need only a few more evil minions, in the form of: a) one female performer/writer; b) prolific, original--and most importantly--funny, comedy writers (race, gender not important, body hair, ability to shape-shift a plus); c) a bevy of technicians, including a stage manager, lighting, sound and properties. Auditions consists of a two- to five-minute prepared comedy sketch. Technicians please bring a resume, yourself and a sacrifice to appease the Kraken. We can give you a new soul! (On approved credit.) Call 881-0735 or 622-3972 for details.
PLAYWRIGHT CONTEST. Arizona Theatre Company, in association with the Centro Cultural Mexicano de Phoenix, host their second annual National Hispanic Playwriting Contest. The contest is open to all Hispanics currently residing in the U.S., its territories and/or Mexico. Applicants must submit scripts in English. Plays originally written in Spanish may be submitted along with a complete English translation. Unpublished full-length plays, one-act plays and musicals will be accepted. A $1,000 award will be given along with possible inclusion in ATC's GENESIS: New Play Reading Series. Submit one unpublished, unproduced play, securely bound, with the play title and author on the front cover along with a one-page cover letter including developmental history, if any, and any other appropriate information about the play. A cassette tape of music exits may be submitted with musicals. An appropriately sized SASE must be submitted if the writer wishes the script to be returned. The winner will be notified during Spring 1996. Mail submissions to: Arizona Theatre Company, National Hispanic Playwriting Contest, P.O. Box 1631, Tucson, AZ 85702. Deadline is November 1.
CALL TO PLAYWRIGHTS. Call for new full-length English-language plays, experimental or naturalistic, with simple sets and small cast. Submission deadline is October 1, 1995. Winners will be notified in December. Scripts will not be returned. Send submissions and $15 entry fee to: Arizona International Theatre Festival, P.O. Box 36493, Tucson, AZ 85740-6493.
Opening This Week
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Opening August 31 with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. continuing through September 23: alternative-process photography by artists Tim Brigham and Thomas Grubba. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Thursday night Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Nights. Call 792-0313 for information.
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Opening September 2 with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and continuing through September 28: Shrine: The Journey, featuring new work from Maurice Grossman celebrating his recent trip to India. The Foothills Mall location is open Monday through Sunday; and the Congress Street gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday. Call 882-7043 for regular gallery hours.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Opening August 31 and continuing through September 23: Seis Raices Nuevas featuring mixed media by up-and-coming young artists Claudio Dicochea, John Enriquez, Adrianna Gallego, Xoxhitl Gill, Fernanda Jerez and David Perez. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Downtown Saturday Night or by appointment. Fall hours start September 4.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Opening September 2 and continuing through November 11: Architectonics, an exhibition featuring various approaches in glass which resemble architecture in structure and organization. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
SHANE HOUSE GALLERY. 218 S. Fourth Ave. 623-2577. Opening September 2, with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and continuing through September 30: an exhibition of photographs by the Vision Alliance, a Tucson-based group of artists including Allen Maertz, Joe Rheaume, Greg Huston, Amey Broeker and Fred Bustamante. Also continuing through September 30: watercolors by Mary Lou Williams and law prints by Andrew Rush. The gallery also offers illuminated manuscript, incunabula, historical pieces and a selection of fine arts publications. Gallery hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Downtown Saturday Nights, Thursday Art Walks and by appointment.
WINGSPAN GALLERY. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 624-1779. Opening September 2, with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m., and continuing through September 30: Reflections: Relapse and Recovery, featuring clay masks by artist Eric Cuesta-Thompson. Gallery is open Monday through Saturday. Call for hours.
WOMANKRAFT. 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976. Opening September 2, with a reception at 5 p.m., and continuing through October 31: Freda and Susan Chambers: Two Generations of Painting Tradition, featuring works influenced by their travels and studies throughout the world. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and by appointment.
ART!! GALLERY. El Con Mercado. 6328 E. Broadway. 745-8586. Continuing through October 13: a multi-media show featuring the works of Mo Garrison, Terri Hagen, Marti Lariva, Marilyn McCrindle, Brenda Rentfro and Margaret Schultz. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Center for Creative Photography. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. Continuing through September 10: Arthur Tress: The Wurlitzer Trilogy. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
CENTRO CULTURAL DE LAS AMERICAS. Holiday Inn City Center, Main Lobby. 181 W. Broadway. 624-8995. Continuing through September 30: paintings and sculptures featuring the work of 50 Tucson Hispanic artists. Pieces will be rotated every two weeks.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through September 16: Tucson Collection '95--Part II, the third annual small works invitational of paintings and sculpture by some of the best Tucson artists. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through September 9: mixed-media works by Katherine Josten, Ellen McMahon and Barbara Penn. A Gallery Talk will be presented by the artists from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 7. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday.
HOTEL CONGRESS. Main Lobby, 311 E. Congress. 622-8848. Continuing through September 31: Future/Past Visions of Tucson, a presentation of The Depot Gateway Vision by community designer Arthur Keating along with historic photos of Tucson on loan from Etherton Gallery.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through September 22: Anne Frank In The World: 1929-1945, an international exhibit presented in English and Spanish featuring more than 600 photographs and documents, excerpts from Anne Frank's diary, workbooks and a model of the Secret Annex. The award-winning videos Just a Diary and Dear Kitty will be shown with the exhibit. Continuing through September 22 : Places of Ha'shoah: The Holocaust, an exhibit by artist Cy Lehrer featuring 31 gelatin silver photographs made in Auschwitz/Birkenau, Cracow, Theresienstadt, Prague, Dachau, Berlin and Budapest. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
KIDKRAFT. 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976. Continuing: Tucson's child-operated art gallery displays and sells arts and craftwork created by children. Located in the Womankraft Castle. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.
LA MARIPOSA GALLERY. 1501 N. Houghton Road. 749-1099. Continuing through September 14: Young At Heart, a mixed media show featuring the work of Arizona artists. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through September 9 : site-specific ceramic-based installations by Tori Arpad and monolithic woodcuts and mixed-media drawings by Kristin Groenveld. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment.
PCC ART GALLERY. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. Opening September 6, with a reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and continuing through October 3: Female Problems. Photographers Catherine Angel, Leslee Broersma, Lynne Brown and Karen Hymer-Thompson speak poignantly, blatantly and eloquently to that human experience which is female. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through September 30: elegant glassware by Phil Kindler, functional earthenware pottery by Jean Thomasson, and hand-colored black and white photography by Patrick Grimes. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Downtown Saturday Nights.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY EAST. 6538 E. Tanque Verde Road, No. 160. 298-5995. Continuing through September 30: hand-made textile and leather bags by Carson Rogers, decorative pottery by Al Potter, and acrylic paintings on wood by Kobi Miller. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
SHIRLEE SIEVEKE STUDIO-GALLERY. 4870 Territory Loop. 529-7293. Continuing: southwest landscapes by Shirlee Sieveke. Gallery hours are by appointment.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through September 17: the 12th annual juried exhibition Small Expressions '95, a showcase of small-scale fiber art including weaving, basketry, felting, spinning and handmade papers; and Arizona Tapestry Today, featuring handwoven tapestries and wall hangings with geometric, abstract and pictorial design by members of the Arizona Tapestry Associates. Regular gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is a $2 donation.
T/PAC GALLERY. 240 N. Stone Ave. 624-0595. Continuing through September 22: an exhibit by Pima County rural artists featuring a variety of two- and three-dimensional visual art pieces. Sponsored by T/PAC's Rural Arts Program. Regular gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Thursday Art Walk. Admission is free.
Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through September 17: The Intermountain Weavers' Guild Biennial Juried Show. Continuing through September 17: Mexico: A Landscape Revisited, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, featuring the origins of the landscape tradition in Mexico and its various expressions in 19th and 20th century art. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue in the Fine Arts Complex. 621-7567. Opening September 3, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m., and continuing through October 1: 1995 Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring Barbara Penn in the South Gallery with her Emily Dickinson-inspired installation, Science, Symbol and Verse: Chronicles of Past and Present. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed on Saturdays and University holidays. Admission is free.
ART WALK. As our brilliant sunsets lengthen the summer evenings and your feet begin to itch for some serious strolling, take yourself on the Art Walk from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 31, and experience firsthand why Tucson is the City of the Arts. Beginning in September, Art Walk will take place every Thursday. Free docent-led Art Walk tours will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Park Inn Suite Santa Rita Hotel, 88 E. Broadway, on a first come first serve basis. Call 624-9977 for information and a listing of participating galleries.
COMIC ART CLASS. Tired of having pencil shavings kicked in your face at the local art studio? Try Capt. Spiffy's Comic Art Classes. We'll put some muscles on your stick figures so you can be "The Hero of the Sketch Pad." Four 90-minute classes begin Monday, September 18. Classes are taught by seasoned artists and teachers. Cost is $50. Capt. Spiffy's is located at 944 E. University Blvd. (above Zip's). Stop by or call 624-4643 for registration and information.
ART SPACE DEVELOPMENT. The Tucson Arts District Partnership Art Space Development Loan Program has low interest loans in amounts of up to $5000 available for individuals, organizations or groups interested in acquiring, renovating and/or rehabilitating downtown area property for arts uses. Loan funds are also available in amounts up to $500 for emergency purposes. Application materials must be received by 5 p.m. October 20. An Art Space Development Networking Workshop meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 12. Call the Tucson Arts District Partnership office at 624-9977 for loan applications and workshop information.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. The Southern Arizona Coalition of Latino Arts (S.A.C.L.A.) seeks submissions for a multi-media show entitled Cuentos del Barrio, scheduled to run October 2 through November 5. Submit four slides, photographs or sketches of recent works, a price list, artist's statement, resume and SASE to: Cuentos del Barrio Exhibition, c/o José Galvez Photography Gallery, 743 N. Fourth Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705. Call 889-1878 or 792-8831 for information. Deadline is September 6.
CALL TO ARTISTS. The City of Tucson is accepting submissions for the new activity center at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington Road. Address one or both of the following: 1) a fireplace that will be a central feature and should be a significant artistic element that integrates with the building's architecture; and 2) an entry sequence that could include sculptural elements that introduce shade, paving and material patterns, and walls that include seating, murals and building architecture. Submissions may be mailed or delivered to: Public Art for El Pueblo Activity Center, T/PAC, 240 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701. Deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 5. Call 624-0595 for information.
DOCENTS NEEDED. The Tucson Arts District is looking for volunteers who are available weekdays and weekends to act as docents for their many programs located throughout the Arts District. Training will consist of six sessions from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning September 27 and continuing through November 1. After completing training volunteer docents will be asked to work at one Arts District activity per month. Call Adrienne Halpert at TADP at 624-9977 for information.
DOCENTS NEEDED. The UA Museum of Art is offering free training in art history, art education criticism and the humanities to those interested in becoming docents. The museum's docent program involves weekly training sessions from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Monday beginning September 11 and continuing through May 20. The program is open to those who have basic knowledge of art and are able to communicate. Spanish/English speakers are especially needed for the Hispanic outreach program. Call 621-7567 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Volunteers are needed to work as greeters and docents for the Anne Frank In The World international exhibit, continuing through September 22, at the Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Persons of all races and religions who are bilingual (English/Spanish) and experienced with special needs are encouraged to apply. A half-day training session is required. Call Rebecca at the JCC at 299-3000 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Applications are being accepted for the upcoming Phantom Gallery exhibition season. Phantom Galleries provide temporary exhibition space in vacant window fronts and selected public sites while beautifying downtown Tucson and aiding in its economic revitalization. All Tucson area artists working in diverse visual media are encourages to apply. If you are not on the Art District's mailing list or have not received a notice, call the Tucson Arts District Partnership at 624-9977 for information. Deadline is October 6.
Performances This Week
TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART. 330 S. Scott Ave. Bolivian musicians Rumillajta present their authentic music of the Andes at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 2. Reserved tickets are $16, $14 and $12 and are available at Hear's Music, Loco Records and Antigone Books or by calling 881-3947 ($1 fee). Call 327-4809 for information.
JAMAICA FEST. KXCI and the Community Food Bank host Jamaicafest '95 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 2, at the Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 22nd Street and Country Club Road. The fest features reggae and world beat musicians from Tucson and Phoenix along with the internationally reknown, Eek-A-Mouse. International arts and crafts and food booths will add to the atmosphere. Admission and parking are free, with a donation of 2 cans of food requested. Call 623-1000 for information.
CLUB RHYTHM. Major Knucklehead Productions and KXCI bring back the Club Rhythm Dance Jam from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday, September 3, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Jams feature a wild mix of music from all over the world with a special emphasis on the rhythms of Africa, the Caribbean and ethnic music of Europe and the Americas. Cost is $4 at the door. Child care for children under 12 will be provided for a $2 admission fee. Call 623-8123 for information.
GUITARRAS. The Hispanic Cultural Showcase of Tucson presents Guitarras, a Latin American musical showcase and Hispanic food fair from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, September 1, at the St. Demetrios Hellenic Center, 1145 E. Ft. Lowell Road. Invited folkdancers will similarly demonstrate their artistry. Advance tickets are $6, $8 day of and at the door. Call HCS at 888-8816 for ticket and event information.
AUTUMN EVENING MUSIC. Join Laszlo Veres and the Arizona Symphonic Winds for an evening of music Saturday, September 2. Performance is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater in Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. A free shuttle service will be available beginning at 6 p.m. at Catalina Village Shopping Center, one mile east of the park. Concessions will be sold. No glass containers. Call 791-4873 for information.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS. The Tucson Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Charles "Bucky" Steele, for a fall series of outdoor concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, September 3, 10, 17 and 24, at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park, 22nd Street and Country Club Road. A free shuttle service will leave from the west entrance of Foley's, El Con Mall, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission and parking is free. Chairs and blankets welcome, no glass containers please. Call 791-4079 for information.
MUSICIANS NEEDED. The Civic Orchestra of Tucson seeks musicians interested in performing symphonic music. This volunteer community orchestra rehearses weekly and performs several concerts a season. First rehearsal of the season is Tuesday, September 5. Call Dr. Herschel Kreloff, Artistic Director, at 325-3002 for information about membership and auditions.
CELTIC JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Join in the fun from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, at this weekly Celtic music jam. Everyone is welcome, with practiced players invited to join in.
TCC MUSIC HALL. 260 S. Church. Ballet Arizona will perform Carmen Burana, a story based on sensuous love poems discovered in a twelfth-century Benedictine monastery, October 6. Tickets range from $16 to $26 and are available the TCC box office, all Dillard's box offices or by calling 882-5022.
CONTRA DANCE. Tucson Friends Of Traditional Music presents its first Saturday contra and square dance, with live music by Placebo Junction, from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, September 2, at the First Congregational Church, 824 N. Second Ave. Parking is available at the lighted lot behind the church at Second Street and Second Ave. Singles and couples welcome, no experience necessary. Fiddle pickers are invited to sit in. Admission is $4, $3 for TFTM members. Call 318-0810 for information.
CREATIVE DANCE. Mary Ann Brehm will teach a 10 week course in dance improvisation from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays beginning September 14, at the Tucson Creative Dance Center, 3131 N. Cherry Ave. The course will include individual and group dancing. Fee is $65. Call 323-6711 for registration and information.
SALSA LESSONS. Dance to the Latin beat of salsa, Tejano and Tex-Mex bands every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Pappy's Restaurant and Bar, 375 S. Stone Ave. Salsa lessons are offered from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Cover charge is $3, $4 on Thursdays with dance lesson. Call 882-8908 for information.
AFRICAN DANCE CLASS. The Barbea Williams Performing Company offers ongoing classical African dance classes in various ethnic techniques: African Cuban, West African, African-Brazilian, African American Jazz and more, for children, teens and adults. Call 628-7785 for registration, location and information.
AFRO-DANCE CLASS. Get an excellent workout and learn the traditional steps of West African, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian dance as taught by world-class dancer Denise Hawthorn Bey. Classes meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Fee is $7, $5 for students. A dance performance workshop meets at 1 p.m. Sundays. A $1 donation is requested. Call 291-7368 for information.
WESTERN DANCE. The Bum Steer, 1910 N. Stone Ave., offers free beginning country western dance lessons from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays. Larry and Amanda will get both of your left feet doing the two step, cha cha, waltz, triple-time, west coast, pony, desperado wrap and more. Partners and singles welcome. Call 884-7377 for information.
SOCIAL DANCING. Learn ballroom, two-step and line-dancing at the Dance Connexion, 5536 E. Grant Rd. Classes are followed by "practice parties" that allow fledglings and pros to strut their stuff. Call 751-4555 for registration and information.
LINE/SQUARE DANCE. Old Pueblo Square Dance Center. 613 E. Delano St., at First Avenue and Fort Lowell Road. The Tucson Twirlers are giving beginning square dance classes at 6:30 p.m. Fridays, beginning September 8. $3 per person, first lesson is free. 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.
SOME LIKE IT HOT. The Tucson Jazz Society's annual Latin jazz dance, salsa tasting and cook-off, heats up from 8 p.m. to midnight Sunday, September 3, at St. Philip's Plaza, 4380 N. Campbell Ave. The Tucson Latin Jazz Orchestra, led by Luis Torres, will spice up the evening with Latin jazz, salsa, merengues, cumbias and more for listening and dancing. Tickets are $8, $4 for Jazz Society members, and will be available at the door. Call the Jazz Society Hotline at 743-3399 for information.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT. Experience art and culture with exciting street performances, self-guided historic and art tours and exotic foods from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, September 2. The Gila Monsters Sextet performs Dixieland jazz at the Ronstadt Transit Center; Mariachi Reyes del Presidio will be performing on Scott Ave. and performance artist Will Clipman will add his special brand of charm to Fourth Avenue at Winsett Park. Pick up a program of events at the information booth at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Congress Street. Call 624-9977 for events and information.
NORTEÑO MUSIC/STREET FAIR. The eighth annual Norteño '95 music festival and street fair, a fund raising event to benefit the Pio Decimo Center, takes place from 2 to 11 p.m. September 2 and 3 at South Fourth Avenue and 36th Street in South Tucson. Music will feature traditional Norteño, Waila and Tex-Mex bands and folklorico dancers. More than 40 booths will offer food and arts and crafts. A children's educational workshop will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, at the TCC Exhibition Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Admission is free for registered classes. A silent auction will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 7, at the TCC, with all proceeds benefiting the Pio Decimo Center, a multi-service, non-profit community agency. The Gran Baile takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, September 9, at the TCC, featuring the music of Ramon Ayala y Sus Bravos del Norte. Contact the TCC box office at 791-4266 for ticket information. Call 622-2801 for information regarding the festival.
VJ DAY CEREMONY. A tribute to Pacific theater veterans and commemoration of the 50th anniversary of The WW 2 victory in Japan will take place at 9 a.m. Friday, September 1, at the VA Medical Center Patio Courtyard, Veterans Way and Sixth Avenue. Keynote speakers are Mayor George Miller and Madeline Ullom. Free and open to the public. Call 628-2150 for information.
TWC CARIBBEAN FEST. The Black Women's Task Force Caribbean Festival Labor Day Celebration takes place from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, September 1, at the Tucson Woman's Club, 6245 E. Bellevue. Music provided by After Dark Productions. Must be 21 or older to attend. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at Al's Barber Shop, $12 at the door. Call 721-2753 for tickets and information.
DESERT MUSEUM. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road., invites all museum members to three days of fun and festivities September 2 through 4. On September 2, museum author Kevin Dahl will be signing copies of his new book, Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert; and Dr. Carl Olson of the UA and Piet Van DeMark will present a nocturnal "bug hunt" called Jewels of the Night. On September 3, Dr. Ron Ratkevich will discuss southeastern Arizona's newest dinosaur, "Sonorasaurus" and Peter Siminski will present information on the recovery program for the Mexican Gray Wolf. Events conclude on September 4 with booksignings of The Secret Lives of Hummingbirds by David Lazaroff, Gathering the Desert by Dr. Gary Nabhan; and Fruits of the Desert by Sandal English. All activities are free to museum members and visitors who pay admission. Call 578-3008 for information.
UA LECTURE. DuVal Auditorium, Arizona Health Sciences Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. The UA Faculty Community Lecture Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 5. Luis C. Moll, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Language, Reading and Culture, will discuss Bilingual Education in America: Using Home Knowledge as a Teaching Resource. Free and open to the public. Call 621-3512 for information.
ANOTHER DIMENSION. Bob Frissell, author of Nothing In This Book Is True, But It's Exactly How Things Are, will present a workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 2, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd St. Mr. Frissell has been a breathing teacher and workshop leader for 15 years. Those interested in learning more about sacred geometry, the extraterrestrial/extradimensional presence, ancient contact or rebirthing are encouraged to attend. Cost is $10. Call BKW Productions at 323-2371 for registration and information.
HOMEWORK HELP. Tucson/Pima Libraries are offering free drop-in homework help for students in elementary, middle and high school. 25 locations throughout the greater Tucson area, including local libraries, Parks and Recreation Centers and Boys and Girls Clubs will offer experienced tutors and homework help resources. This program will last throughout the school year. Call Ann Dickinson or Gina Macaluso in Youth Services in Library Administration at 791-4391.
ADHD/ADD GROUP. The Arizona Children's Home Association Center for Family Therapy offers a psycho-educational group for children with ADHD and ADD. The groups are highly structured, two-hour sessions which meet for eight weeks from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning September 5, at the association's center, 2820 S. Eighth Ave. Cost is $30 per session. Call 323-3877 for registration and information.
THE PARENT CONNECTION. The Parent Connection, 5326 E. Pima St., offers a variety of educational and support services for families. The program's core is its Parent/Child Play program, which brings parents and children together for activities geared toward the social and physical development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The program provides instruction and discussion on communication, limit setting and nurturing for young children. The Parent Connection also offers a meeting site, library, indoor/outdoor play areas and referral to community resources for families. Infant/Child CPR and American Sign Language classes will be offered during the month of September. Additional class and lecture series and support groups are available. Call 321-1500 for registration and 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. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
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. During the month of September early morning birdwalks begin at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Guided tours are held daily at 8 and 9 a.m. Discover the unique animals of the monsoon season at 10 a.m. daily. Saturday Summer Evenings allow the family to see breathtaking sunsets and learn about the nocturnal creatures of the desert from 6 to 10 p.m. Help celebrate the museum's 43rd birthday Monday, September 4, with special events and fun. Museum hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 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: Illusions, a multimedia show exploring optical, audio, mechanical and astronomical illusions; To Fly, a movie produced by IMAX that surrounds you with aerial imagery; Touch the Stars, a children's show using music, cartoons, stars and special effects to show kids how to explore the night sky; and The Gate to the Mind's Eye, spellbinding computer animation combined with the music of Thomas Dolby, in the planetarium theater. 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 and is offered from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Theater ticket prices are $3 to $5. Call 621-STAR for information on times and shows.
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 $6 for adults, $5 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.
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 8 a.m. Tuesday and Saturday, and "Birds of Tohono Chul Tours," at 7 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. Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. A "Xeriscape Landscape Tour" takes place at 8 a.m. Saturday, September 16.
TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. The museum will be closed through September 1. 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. Tuesdays are reserved for group tours only. Admission is $1.50 for children, $3 for adults. Call 792-9985 for registration and information.
Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through September 17: The Intermountain Weavers' Guild Biennial Juried Show. Continuing through September 17: Mexico: A Landscape Revisited, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, featuring the origins of the landscape tradition in Mexico and its various expressions in 19th and 20th century art. 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. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue in the Fine Arts Complex. 621-7567. Opening September 3, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m., and continuing through October 1: 1995 Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring Barbara Penn's Emily Dickenson-inspired installation, Science, Symbol and Verse: Chronicles of Past and Present in the South Gallery. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed on Saturdays and University holidays. Admission is free.
CHI KUNG RETREAT. The International Academy of Chi Kung is offering a chi kung retreat weekend September 2 through 4 at the World University Desert Sanctuary located near Benson. Dr. John Keifer will oversee this weekend of meals based on principles of traditional Chinese medicine, camping and workshops. Tents and personal gear must be provided by attendees. Call 577-1717 for registration and information.
HELPLINE. The Disabilities Hotline of Arizona is a free, 24 hour information and referral service where people affected by or concerned with disabilities can access information on appropriate human service agencies, nonprofit organizations and self-help groups. Call (800) 352-3792.
MENOPAUSE EDUCATION. The University Physicians is offering a free menopause education seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, at the OB/GYN Medical Office Lobby, 8th floor, UMC, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Physical and emotional changes, benefits and risks of hormone replacement and cancer risks will be discusses. Registration preferred. Call 694-6010 for registration and information.
PARENTING CLASS. The Tucson Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (TCADD) offers a six-session parenting class especially for adult children of alcoholics from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, continuing through September 7, at the Tucson Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, 1230 E. Broadway. This free class covers the basics of parenting plus addresses the situations and needs unique to ACOAs. Call 882-7703 for registration and information.
LABOR DAY RUN. The 1995 Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run kicks off at 6:15 a.m. Monday, September 4, at Saguaro National Park East. There will be an eight-mile run on a certified course, as well as a two-mile fun run. Call Southern Arizona Roadrunners at 326-9383 for details and applications.
VOLLEYBALL CAMP. Club Cactus Juniors is offering a six week mini-camp for young female and male athletes in grades 1 through 8. The camp will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays beginning September 10, at Amphitheater H.S. Registration before September 4 is $39, $49 thereafter. Call Tim Reckmeyer at 292-2364 for registration and information.
VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE. The Club Cactus Juniors boys' volleyball league is now forming for boys in 7th through 12th grades. Season runs September 10 through October 15, with practice from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Amphitheatre High School. Pre-registration is $20, $25 after September 1. Call Corey Morishita at 628-1440 for registration and information.
FALL BOWLING LEAGUES. Fall bowling leagues for all ages and hours of the day are now forming. Registration for the youth program will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, September 2. If you would like to bowl on a team, form your own team or even develop your own league, call the Vantage office at 326-0066.
SIERRA CLUB. The Sierra Club offers many outdoor activities including hikes, bike trips, campouts, picnics, singles events and various hikes for all levels. Call the Sierra Club at 620-6401 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 meets several days during the week. There are at least two different hikes on each of these days. All hikes are rated for difficulty. Call 751-4513 for more information.
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.
P.A.W.S. (Preserve Arizona Wolves) invites supporters of the Mexican gray wolf to attend an open meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, in Room C, UMC Cafeteria, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Attendees will discuss strategies for facilitating the reintroduction of these rare and beautiful animals into the wilds of Arizona and New Mexico. Newcomers welcome. Call 293-3617 for information.
PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE. A four- weekend course in Permaculture design will be held in Tucson beginning September 23. The course is offered by the Permaculture Drylands Institute, a non-profit organization that offers methods for solving personal, social and environmental problems. Instructors include ethnobotanist Kevin Dahl and a team of teachers with expertise in gardening, water harvesting and building techniques. Call Barbara Rose at Silverbell Trading at 792-6852 for information and registration.
PHONE BOOKS. The City of Tucson will not collect phone books for recycling, but US West collection centers will be open at all ABCO grocery stores through September 11.
RECYCLING. The City of Tucson is now accepting all No. 1 PETE plastic containers for curbside recycling pick-up. Residents should look for the No. 1 PETE code on the bottom of plastic bottles. 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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Tucson's Coastal Conservation Foundation needs volunteers to help protect the nesting grounds of the Live Ridley sea turtle in Nayarit, Mexico. Call 798-1844 for information.
GARDEN DEMONSTRATIONS. The following free demonstrations will be given on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. and at 1 p.m. at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Rd.: September 6, Starting an Organic Garden. September 13, It's a Good Time to Plant Trees - Even Citrus - Because the Soil is Warm and the Air is Cool. Classes last about an hour. The last part of the meeting deals with plant samples brought in for identification, diagnosis and treatment. Call 628-5628 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Tucson Botanical Gardens is recruiting volunteers for its fall docent training class beginning Friday, September 29. The ten week class will cover many aspects of gardening and landscaping in the Tucson area. Call 326-9686 for information.
TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Guided tours are by appointment only for the summer. Admission to the Botanical Gardens is $3, $2 for seniors, and free for children under 12. Call 326-9255 for information.
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