SPECIAL EVENTSEvents This Week
BENEFIT DANCE PARTY. Petey Mesquitey and the Endangered Species Act perform at a dance party to benefit Native Seeds/SEARCH! at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 12. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at NS/S, 526 N. Fourth Ave., or $15 at the door. Call Krishna or Kevin at 622-5561 for information.
BIKE SHOW. Sun Riders MC presents a bike show including a poker run, bike show awards, live music by The Rowdies at the Wooden Nickel, door prizes, a fashion show by Kanella's, a 50/50 drawing, and bike games. Registration and breakfast begin at 9 a.m., and continue until noon at the Rock-It Bar & Grill, 5001 E. 29th St. Events continue until 6 p.m. Admission is $7 per person, $10 per couple. Call 745-6326 for information.
CULTURAL SHOWCASE. The Visual and Performing Arts Committee
of the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and ARTNET announce
the third annual Sights, Sounds, and Flavors of the Southwest
event, from 5:30 to
FANTASY TOURS. Valley Of The Moon. 2544 E. Allen Road, north of Prince and east of Tucson Boulevard. Step into fantasy land with the wizard's apprentice and meet the enchanting creatures of Valley of the Moon on a Quest for the Golden Key to Happiness. Children and adults can enjoy this interactive, walk-through play. Fantasy tours leave the gate every 30 minutes from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted for the restoration of this Arizona Historic site. Call 323-1331 for information.
READING DAY AT TUCSON MALL. Join Literacy Volunteers of Pima County, Jimmy Stewart from KVOA-TV, and Bobby Rich from MIX-FM in a celebration of literacy from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 12, at Tucson Mall Center Court, 4500 N. Oracle Road. There's storytelling for kids and adults, a kids' book swap, volunteer sign-up, and Paul Elia singing in the style of Frank Sinatra.
PUEBLO GARDENS' 50TH ANNIVERSARY. Pueblo Gardens Park, 36th Street and Forgeus. Join members of Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association, the residents of Pueblo Gardens, their neighbors and guests, as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of this unique and historic community with family fun, food, entertainment, games, raffles, police and fire displays, and more. The celebration runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 12.
SING DOWN THE RAIN PERFORMANCE. Tohono O'odham students of Topawa Intermediate School and author Judi Moreillon tell the story of the annual saguaro harvest ceremony in a choral performance of Moreillon's new book, Sing Down the Rain. This free presentation is part of the Roots of Culture series presented by the Arizona State Museum, and takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, September 11, on the Arizona State Museum Lawn, 1013 E. University Blvd. (just inside the UA Main Gate). Call 621-6302 for information.
STAND BY YOUR BAND. Do just that at the Fifth Annual Stand by Your Band Benefit Concert by the Pride of Arizona Marching Band at 6 p.m. Saturday, September 12. The evening begins with a parade by the marching band, Color Guard, Pom/Dance Line, and Baton Twirling Team, up Swan Road from Grant Road, and concludes at the Courtyard of Plaza Palomino at the southeast corner of Swan and Fort Lowell Roads. Sports memorabilia collectors and fans of the UA Marching Band get a chance to bid on autographed basketballs and a football signed by members of various UA teams at a silent auction. Also up for bidding are: a two-night stay at Inn Suites with an upgraded Jacuzzi; a one-night stay at Summer Suites; and a Domino's Pizza party for 25. Two signed basketballs and one autographed football are for sale, along with items contributed by merchants and businesses. La Placita Café has a taco bar and beverages for sale in the east courtyard. Call 621-1683 for information.
BOOKS FOR ANIMALS. Browse a wide selection of books, magazines, videotapes, audio cassettes, compact disks, software, books on tape and much more--all items for $2 or less--at the second annual Book Sale for the Animals from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, at the HSSA's dog training area, located directly behind the Spay and Neuter Clinic, 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. (between Country Club and Dodge). The sale benefits the shelter and education program of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Call the Humane Education Department at 321-3704, ext. 125 or 168, for information.
HOPS TO IT. Old Tucson Studios. 201 S. Kinney Road. Enjoy
beer tasting, a chili, salsa and wings cook-off, live entertainment,
a silent auction, and a raffle at the 12th Annual Great Tucson
Beer Festival. Event runs from 6 to
Out Of Town
ARIZONA FOLKLORE PRESERVE. 44 Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford, Arizona. Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official Balladeer, presents The Fun Stuff, a special show of Arizona humor, at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6. At 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12, Heidi Vasiloff of the Arizona Game and Fish Department presents a special workshop on bats, while Ellis does songs and stories of bat folklore. Bat viewing from indoors after dark. There's a 20 person per session limit, and a $10 donation is requested. Call (520) 378-6165 for reservations and information. See the AFP web site at www.quikpage.com/A/arizonaflp; or Dolan Ellis' page at www.dolanellis.com.
CO-HOUSING OPEN HOUSE. Sonora Co-Housing, a pedestrian-oriented,
intergenerational, child- and environmentally friendly neighborhood,
invites you to an Open House with refreshments and a slide show
NAVAJO RESERVATION STRAW BALE WORKSHOP. Women Build Houses teams up with the Black Mesa Permaculture Project to help local women build a straw bale hogan. Volunteers spend September 10 through 20 preparing the site and building a foundation for an October 22 through 25 wall-raising workshop. Call 326-5844 for details.
STORYTELLING. St. Philip's in the Hills Church Meditation Room. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Storyteller veterans and beginners gather from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month to swap tales and learn the art of storytelling. Gatherings are led by Glenda Bonin and Ron Lancaster of Tellers of Tales, and are open to anyone who ever thought they'd enjoy seeing what it's like to weave a tale of magic in front of an audience. Call Ron Lancaster at 326-8966 for information.
STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS. UA Arizona State Museum, University Boulevard Main Gate entrance, east of Park Avenue. Author and storyteller Judy Moreillon presents a storytelling workshop at 8:30 a.m Saturdays, September 12 and 26. Call 621-6281 for information.
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