Opening This Week
a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Opening September 20 and continuing through October 7: House of Tricks, an intense exploration of male sex-trade workers and the complex dynamics of father/son mythology written and performed by Victor Lodato. Tickets are $10. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Call 623-7852 for reservations.
BORDERLANDS THEATRE. PCC West Campus Black Box Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. September 14 and 15 only: The Annual Border Playwrights Project, featuring staged readings of two new plays selected from a national search. Deporting the Divas, by Los Angeles playwright Guillerma Reves, will be performed on Thursday; and The Fat Free Chicana and the Snow Cap Queen, by Tucson playwright Elaine Romero, will be staged on Friday. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, $4 seniors/students and will be available at the door. Call 882-7406 for reservations. Call 882-8607 for information.
SALOC. TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Opening September 14 and continuing through September 24: Peter Pan, the beloved musical about Never Never Land and the boy who would not grow up. Performances begin at 8 p.m., with 2 o'clock matinees September 16, 17, 23 and 24. Tickets range from $15 to $30 and are available at the SALOC ticket office, 908 N. Swan Road, or by calling 323-7888 or 884-1212. Ticket office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. 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.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Continuing through October 1: Double Double, a clever, romantic English thriller filled with twists and turns, written by Eric Elice and Roger Rees. Tickets range from $12 to $14. IT box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Season tickets are $80. Call 882-9721 for reservations and information.
UA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Laboratory Theatre. Fine Arts Complex, southeast corner of Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-1162. 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 o'clock matinees on September 16 and 17. Tickets range from $8 to $14, available at Dillard's and the UA Fine Arts box offices. Call 621-1162 for information.
UPSTAIRS THEATRE COMPANY. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Continuing through September 15: Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio, about fictional radio host Barry Champlain and his ride to the top. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8, $5 for students. Call 791-2263 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Coyote Ramblers Theatre needs one woman to play 40 years plus and five males (three to play multiple characters) for an original full-length play, Exiles. Auditions will be given September 17 with call-backs that evening. Call 797-7779 between 4 and 9 p.m. for appointment, location and information.
CASTING CALL. Kaleidoscope Productions announces a non-paying casting call from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 23 and 30, at the Screening Room, 127 E. Congress. Hispanic males and females are especially needed for an independent short film/comedy entitled Swamp Cooler. Appointments only. Call 318-9537.
AUDITION NOTICE. Our Town Family Center announces auditions for young actors ages 13 through 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at Our Town Family Center, 3833 E. Second St. Auditions for the ensemble cast will consist of cold readings and improvisation. No experience necessary. Both males and females are needed. A small stipend will be paid per performance. Call 323-1708 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The People Who Do That, Tucson's premiere sketch comedy group, is spreading like a plague across the land! To make their conquest complete they need a few more evil minions in the form of : one female performer/writer; prolific, original--and most importantly--funny, comedy writers (race, gender not important, body hair, ability to shape shift a plus); and 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. Call 881-0735 or 622-3972 for details.
PLAYWRIGHT CONTEST. Arizona Theatre Company, in association with the Centro Cultural Mexicano de Phoenix, hosts the second annual National Hispanic Playwriting Contest. The contest is open to all Hispanics residing in the U.S., its territories 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. 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 to have scripts 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.
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. Call James at 884-8210 for more information.
Opening This Week
Center for Creative Photography. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. Opening September 17 and continuing through November 5: Reframing America, featuring the works of photographers Alexander Alland, Robert Frank, John Gutmann, Otto Hagel, Hansel Mieth, Lisette Model and Marion Palfi. The exhibit explores the artistic and social visions of seven European emigré photographers and how they helped shape a new photographic language and startling new vision of this country. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
ECLECTIC GALLERY. 69 E. Pennington St. 620-1668. Opening September 16 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m., and continuing through October 31: an exhibition of highlights from past summer shows plus previously unshown work by Don Cowen. Works by Joseph Rheaume, Phil Perry, Scott Lieck, Beata Wehr, Susan Ewing, Monika Rossa, Mike Nolan and Konreid Muench will also be exhibited. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
KAY MALLEK GALLERY. 3859 E. Grant Road. 323-7841. Opening September 20 and continuing through September 30: Maori art and crafts with lectures by Princess Hinuari Tribole, an expert on Maori culture. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Opening September 15 and continuing through October 19: quilts and fiber sculpture by Trena Howard, and paintings by Monika Rossa. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 16. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Opening September 20 and continuing through October 29: Miracles on the Border, featuring Mexican retablos: small, primitive paintings, usually on tin, depicting a story. The companion exhibit in the exhibition hall will feature folk art of traditions surrounding the Day of the Dead. An opening reception for both exhibits will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 21. Refreshments will be served. 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.
ART!! GALLERY. El Mercado. 6328 E. Broadway. 745-8586. Continuing through October 1: Some Like it Hot!, 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.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH GALLERY. Unitarian Universalist Church. 4831 E. 22nd St. 748-1551. Continuing through October 6: Light and Shadows: Photographs By and in Memory of William E. Barksdale, featuring black and white images of architectural details and landscapes of Europe and the Americas. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through September 23: alternative-process photography by 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. 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.
CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Continuing through September 30: Radical Belief: Enlightenment or Propaganda. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday Night and Thursday Art Walk.
CENTRO CULTURAL DE LAS AMERICAS. Holiday Inn City Center, Main Lobby. 181 W. Broadway. 624-8995. Continuing through September 30: paintings and sculptures featuring works by 50 Tucson Hispanic artists. Pieces will be rotated every two weeks.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress. 792-4503. Continuing through October 7: mixed media painting on paper by Linda Caputo, narrative/figurative clay sculpture by Gary Benna and paintings by Michael Chittock. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 16. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 7 to 9 p.m. Downtown Saturday Nights. Donations are accepted.
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 also be shown. Continuing through September 22 : Places of Ha'shoah: The Holocaust, an exhibit by photographer Cy Lehrer. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through September 23: Seis Raices Nuevas, mixed media by up-and-coming young artists Claudio Dicochea, John Enriquez, Adrianna Gallego, Xoxhitl Gill, Fernanda Jerez and David Perez. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. 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.
KALEIDOSCOPE GALLERY. Unitarian Universalist Church NW. 3601 W. Cromwell Drive. 579-7094. Continuing through October 4: pastels and watercolors by Thomas Vize. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday, Friday and by appointment.
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.
MURPHY GALLERY. St. Philip's in the Hills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Continuing through September 30: NE--SW: Life in the Fast Lane, featuring the photographs and journal writings of inner city students from Hartford, Connecticut, and Tucson, sponsored by Youth at Risk and developed by Susan L. Newman. Two Sunday forums will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. at the gallery. On September 17, Beth Thomas, Executive Director of Youth at Risk, will speak about the program; and on September 24, Susan Newman, photo journalist/instructor, will speak about the process and the impact of the course. Students will be present. Gallery hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Continuing through November 2: Día de los Muertos, an exhibit by santero Nicholas Herrera, featuring traditional northern New Mexican wood-carving style. A number of artists will also be featured. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
PCC ART GALLERY. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. 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.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. 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.
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.
SHANE HOUSE GALLERY. 218 S. Fourth Ave. 623-2577. 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. Gallery hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Downtown Saturday Night, Thursday Art Walk and by appointment.
SHIRLEE SIEVEKE STUDIO-GALLERY. 4870 Territory Loop. 529-7293. Continuing: southwest landscapes by Shirlee Sieveke. Gallery hours are by appointment.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue in the Fine Arts Complex. 621-7567. Continuing through October 1: 1995 Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring Barbara Penn's Emily Dickinson-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.
WINGSPAN GALLERY. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 624-1779. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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. Free and open to the public. 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.
Out of Town
PHOENIX ART MUSEUM. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. (602) 257-1880. Continuing through October 1: works by Latin American women artists, exploring the significant role of women in the development of 20th century Latin American art. Works by 35 artists provide a new perspective on the expressive modes and styles that have evolved in Latin America.
ART OPTIONS. Fine Art Options represents local fine artists with rotating shows in a variety of Tucson businesses. Fine art sales and leasing are also available. Call Donna Wallin at 795-9030 for current shows and/or consultation.
ART WALK. Visit the Downtown Arts District from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, with free docent-led Art Walk tours beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Park Inn Suite Santa Rita Hotel, 88 E. Broadway. Call 624-9977 for information and a listing of participating galleries.
BOWL ME OVER. The Primavera Foundation is hosting its annual Bowl Me Over auction Sunday, October 1, at the Alamo Gallery, 101 W. Sixth St. The auction will feature a raffle, live music and food. Tickets are $10 and include a one-of-a-kind mug. Call 623-5111 for tickets and information.
CALL TO ARTISTS. A small works juried exhibition will open at Eclectic Gallery on December 2. Artists with works less than 10 x 12 inches are encouraged to submit entries. For a prospectus, send SASE to: Eclectic Gallery, P.O. Box 2066, Tucson, AZ 85702. Deadline is November 10. Call 620-1668 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Entries are being accepted for the 1996 Governor's Arts Awards. This year's medium is printmaking, including but not limited to: etching, intaglio, lithograph, monoprint, mixed media, serigraph and woodcuts. Applicants must be Arizona residents and at least 18 years of age. For a prospectus send a postcard request to: Arizona Commission on the Arts, 417 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85003. Deadline is October 2.
ORIGAMI CLASS. A classic origami workshop is being offered Thursdays, September 14, 21 and 29, at the Open House Gallery, 3558 E. Pima St. Cost is $20 and includes supplies and materials. A recycled papermaking workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 30. Cost is $25. Call 318-3775 for registration and information.
CALL TO ARTISTS. Submissions are being accepted for a new club opening October 1. Works may be large scale--3 x 4 feet minimum. Prefer oils on canvas or wood, mixed media, etc. Send SASE with five slides of recent works to: Liz Vaughn/George Munzer, 61 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701. Deadline is October 1.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Young artists ages 14 to 21 are invited to enter the fifth annual Gregory M. Moxley Commemorative Young Persons' Art Competition. U.S. residents are eligible to enter up to three original works in any media by sending slides or photographs. Entry fee is $15. For a prospectus, send SASE to: Fifth Annual Gregory M. Moxley Art Competition, Pat Moxley Studio/Gallery, 203 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville, WI 53545. Deadline for submissions is October 24. Call (608) 757-2999 for information.
MARBLING WORKSHOP. Internationally known craftsman Neal Hartnagel will conduct a one-day workshop on interior decorative stenciling and marbling at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 16, at 2725 N. Alvernon Way. The class will feature video presentation and hands-on instruction covering design, stencil making and painting. Equipment, materials and lunch will be provided. Class size is limited. Cost is $54 and registration deadline is September 14. Call 327-3692 for registration and information.
COMIC ART CLASS. Capt. Spiffy's Comic Art Classes will 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 Art Space Development Loan Program has low interest loans of up to $5,000 available for individuals, organizations and groups interested in acquiring, renovating or rehabilitating downtown area property. Emergency loans of up to $500 are also available. Eligible projects must involve the development and/or purchase of the property for arts uses such as studio, performance, rehearsal, education, gallery and live/work space. Mixed use projects are eligible. Application materials must be received by 5 p.m. October 20. An Art Space Development Call the Tucson Arts District Partnership office at 624-9977 for loan applications and workshop information.
CALL TO ARTISTS. NuWest Gallery, 2526 E. Sixth St., seeks new works for the upcoming season. Media include metal, glass, pottery, fine art and furniture. Send slides or photos and SASE to: 2526 E. Sixth St., Tucson, AZ 85716.
CALL TO ARTISTS. Kidkraft, 388 S. Stone Ave., Tucson's child-operated gallery, seeks art for its October show. All media from artists age 6 to 18 years are eligible for acceptance. Call 629-9976 for an appointment or information.
DOCENTS NEEDED. The Tucson Arts District is looking for volunteers who are available weekdays and weekends to act as docents for various programs. Training will consist of six sessions from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, September 27 through November 1. Docents will be asked to work at one Arts District activity per month. Call Adrienne Halpert at 624-9977 for information.
DOCENTS NEEDED. The UA Museum of Art is offering free training in art history, artistic criticism and the humanities for individuals interested in becoming docents. The museum's docent program involves weekly training sessions from 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays, 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. 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. Tucson-area artists working in diverse visual media are encouraged to apply. Call the Tucson Arts District Partnership at 624-9977 for information. Deadline is October 6.
DOCENT TRAINING PROGRAM. The Arizona Historical Society Museum offers training classes for volunteer docents. Docents help interpret exhibits, interact with children, participate in trips of historic interest and continually learn about Arizona's rich heritage. Space is limited. Please respond to: Peter Booth, Docent Coordinator, Arizona Historical Society Museum, 949 E. Second St., Tucson, AZ 85719; or call 628-5774.
DEMONSTRATION. See glass art in the making at Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, 711 S. Sixth Ave. Watch glassblowers practice their craft at this downtown studio. Call 884-7404 to confirm the day's schedule or if there are more than six people in your party.
Performances This Week
CROWDER HALL. UA of Fine Arts Complex. Cello: Voice of Hope with Polgar, Stilin and Herschler at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 19. Performance is free, held in conjunction with the Anne Frank exhibit at the Jewish Community Center. Call 299-3000 for information.
GOSPEL MUSIC CELEBRATION. KXCI presents its third annual Gospel Music Celebration at 8 p.m. Friday, September 15, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Performers include Joyce Randolph, Emmanuel Grace Apostolic Church Choir and special guest The Virginia Aires. The evening will be hosted by KXCI's "Sounds of Joy" man, Elder Tommy Smith. Advance tickets are $12, $10 for KXCI members, and are available at Craig's Salon, Al's Barber Shop, Hear's Music, Gospel Supplies, Hopkins Barber Shop, Posses Salon and KXCI. Tickets will be $15 at the door, $13 for members. Call 623-1000 for tickets and information.
MOONLIGHT CONCERT. The a cappella sounds of Catacoustic Groove will fill the night sky at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 14, in the Performance Garden at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. This group of UA students and professors sing classics from the 1930s to the present, using only their voices as instruments. Cost is $5, $2 members/children. Call 742-6455 for information.
PROSCENIUM THEATRE. PCC West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. The Tucson Symphony Chamber Orchestra presents Bach Bash, featuring Suite No. 3 in D Major and the Brandenburg Concertos, September 15 through 17. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $17 and are available at the TSO box office and all Dillard's box offices. Call 882-8585 for reservations and information.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 882-1220. The following performances are scheduled for this week: Stefan George and Anna Duff, a.k.a. Arm & Hammer, celebrate the release of their new CD, Strings of Heart, with a 7 p.m. performance Sunday, September 17. Tickets are $5 at the door. Refreshments will be served; Songline Productions and TKMA present Kristina Olsen and special guest Teresa Tudury on Thursday, September 21 in celebration of Olsen's new release Hurry on Home. Teresa Tudury will open the evening at 8 p.m. with her blend of comedy and soulful blues. Advance tickets are $8, $6 for TKMA, TFTM, KXCI and TBS members, available at Hear's Music, Antigone Books and SWCM. Tickets are $9, $7 for members, at the door. Call 884-1220 for information.
EARLY MUSIC. St. Philip's In The Hills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. The Arizona Early Music Society presents Richard Savino and Andrea Fullington in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 17. Their performance will feature 16th through 18th century Spanish music as well as Mexican music of the colonized period. Tickets are $13, $10 seniors, $3 students. Season subscriptions are available. Call 889-4310 for information.
THIRD ON FOURTH. Fourth Avenue joins in the Downtown Saturday Night celebration on September 16 with music by Neon Prophet, Pulse and Over Throne. Performances are from 7 to 11 p.m. at Creative Ventures Craft Mall, 522 N. Fourth Ave. Admission is $2, children under 10 are free.
AUTUMN EVENING MUSIC. Laszlo Veres and the Arizona Symphonic Winds continue the concerts in the park series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 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 please. Call 791-4873 for information.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS. The Tucson Pops Orchestra plays at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at the Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center. Assistant conductor Laslo Veres hosts a Concert for Young People of All Ages, featuring violin soloist Alex Woods. A free shuttle service begins at 5:30 p.m. from the west entrance of Foley's at El Con Mall. Admission and parking are free. Chairs and blankets welcome, but no glass containers, please. Call 791-4079 for information.
PLAZA SUITE. The Tucson Jazz Society presents the Plaza Suite Fall series from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, through October 28, at St. Philip's Plaza, 4300 N. Campbell Ave. 'Er Majesty's Dixieland Jazz Band, with John Denman, gives a royal performance September 16. Tickets are $7, $3 for Jazz Society members, and are available at the door only. Call the Jazz Society Hotline at 743-3399 for information.
JAZZ FOR EVERYONE. The UA Extended University offers Jazz I and Jazz II from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, October 4 through November 29, at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. This two-part class is for all those interested in the history and musicality of jazz. Janice Jarrett, Ph.D., will instruct the course. Attendance at performances by Wynton Marsalis and Paul Winter are part of the course. Cost is $39 per session, with a $4 discount for the performances. Call the UA Extended University at 624-8632 for registration and information.
UA MUSIC/DANCE. UA School of Music and Dance calendars for the 1995-1996 season are currently available. The UA School of Music and Dance presents between 250 and 300 concert events each year, most of them free of charge. To subscribe, send your name, address and a check for $5 payable to the University of Arizona, to: Calendar Subscription, School of Music, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. For this week's music and dance events call the 24-hour MusiCall hotline at 621-2998.
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. Call Dr. Herschel Kreloff, Artistic Director, at 325-3002 for information about membership and auditions.
DRUM/SHEKERE CLASS. Learn the rhythms of Guinea, Senegal and Nigeria, with some West African history and folklore thrown in, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Saturdays at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Fee is $5, $3 for youths/students. Call 291-7368 for information.
CELTIC JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Join in the fun from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, at this weekly Celtic music jam. Everyone is welcome, with practiced players invited to join in.
FIND YOUR VOICE. Ongoing classes and individual sessions help you discover your authentic creativity through experiments with voice, sound, movement and play. Call 544-8683 for information.
PERCUSSION CLASS. Learn to play traditional drum music from West 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, Tuesday and Saturday. Cost is $38 per month. Call 884-0811 for locations and times.
Opening This Week
ZENITH DANCE COLLECTIVE. 330 E. Seventh St. 322-9021. One performance only, at 8:30 p.m. Friday, September 15: Body Prints Theatre, an evening of dance improvisation featuring Kevin Schroder, Elizabeth Breck, Katharine Harts, Sheryl Oden and Eva Tessler. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 322-9021 for information.
MIDEASTERN/Flamenco DANCE. Southwest Center for Music. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 881-0883. Xanadu Dance Studio presents an evening of Mideastern and Flamenco music and dance at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 24, with live music by Sirocco and Flamenco guitarist Gaetano. Tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the door. Call 881-0883 for reservations and information.
BALLET ARIZONA. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. Opening October 6: Carmen Burana, a story based on sensuous love poems discovered in a 12th-century Benedictine monastery. Tickets range from $16 to $26 and are available Dillard's and the TCC box office. Call 882-5022 for tickets and information.
TFTM DANCE. Tucson Friends Of Traditional Music presents its third Saturday contra and square dance with live old-time music by the TFTM String Band, from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at the Armory Park Senior Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. (between 12th and 13th Street). Singles and couples welcome, no experience necessary. Lessons are given from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Fiddle pickers are invited to sit in. Admission is by donation at the door. Call 318-0810 for information.
BALLROOM DANCING DEMO. The United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USABDA) of Southern Arizona sponsors a day of ballroom and other dance demonstrations from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at Park Mall Center Court, 5870 E. Broadway. Dancers include amateurs and professionals from the Tucson area. National Ballroom Dance Week is September 15 through 24.Call 760-0053 for information.
CREATIVE DANCE. Mary Ann Brehm teaches 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.
TICKET ALERT. 1995-96 season tickets for Ballet Arizona are available through the Ballet Arizona box office. This year's performances include: Carmina Burana, The Nutcracker, Serenade, Esplanade, The Green Table and Romeo and Juliet. Season tickets range from $59 to $98. Call (602) 381-1096 for tickets and information.
ORTS THEATRE OF DANCE. Anne Bunker, Orts Theatre of Dance Artistic Director, and company member Beth Bauman are currently enrolling both adults and children for dance classes at Ortspace, 930 N. Stone Ave. Adult classes include open modern, Horton based modern, floor barre/improvisation and low flying trapeze. Children's classes include modern/jazz and ballet. Call 624-3799 for registration and 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.
NAMASTÉ DANCE. Gain inner fitness through energy movement with instruction by Anne Maddente, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Cost is $8 per class or $30 for four weeks. Call 884-0811 to register. Call 398-9687 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 16. The Tucson Indian Center kicks off Tucson Indian Days with a mini-powwow, chicken scratch, storytellers and Native American dance, music and song. Tucson Indian Days continues September 22 through 24 at the TCC. 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.
FINE WINE AND ART. Make an evening of downtown Tucson and celebrate ORTS Theatre's second decade of dance at Fine Wine and Art, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts, 408 S. Sixth Ave. The event includes wine tastings from Sonoita vineyards, gourmet foods and a silent fine art auction. Advance tickets are $15, available at Orange Grove Brew & Vine, The Rumrunner, Bentley's, Silverbell Trading Co., Scrumptious Café, Cactus Flower Chiropractic and Plaza Liquors. Tickets are $20 at the door. Call ORTS at 624-3799 for information.
PROJECT ISAIAH. The Jewish New Year signals the kick-off for Project Isaiah, the Jewish community's drive for the Community Food Bank, beginning September 15 and continuing through October 15. Canned soups, fruits and vegetables and dry staples are needed. Project Isaiah will also provide placemats that educate on hunger and the importance of helping those in need. Call 298-2367 or 884-9405.
THIRTEEN MOONS. Planetary peace pilgrims José and Lloydine Arguelles, organizers of Harmonic Convergence 1987, will present the 13 Moon Calendar Change Peace Plan at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd St. For an evening of fourth-dimensional love, light and laughter, be sure to mark your calendar, no matter how many moons it has. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Call 321-1398 for information.
FARMERS MARKET. A summer evening farmers market meets from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through September in the courtyard of Plaza Palomino, corner of Swan and Fort Lowell roads. The market features Tucson-area produce, products and art from local vendors. Call 795-1177 for more information.
STAMP SHOW. Coins of the Realm, the monthly Tucson Coin & Stamp Show, meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at Marketplace USA, 3750 E. Irvington Road. Collectibles such as coins, stamps, tokens, post cards and sports cards will be available to buy, sell and trade. Free appraisals, admission and parking. The Tucson Stamp Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Armory Park Senior Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. The next meeting is September 19. Browse and trade at 6:30 p.m., with meeting following at 7:45 p.m. Call 743-0429.
WOMEN'S CONFERENCE. The YMCA presents the seventh annual Women's Leadership Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, October 6, at the Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Dr. This year's theme, Invisible Barriers to Success, will feature an overview of leadership issues for women in the workplace and community leadership roles. Sarah Weddington will be the keynote speaker. Cost is $65 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Reservations are required. Call the YMCA at 884-7810 for reservations and information.
WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY. The Vegetarian Resource Group is sponsoring a fund raiser to celebrate World Vegetarian Day from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at Soundings of the Planet, 3054 N. First Ave. A wide variety of foods will be prepared by some of Tucson's finest restaurants. Gabriel Cousens, MD, holistic physician, author, acupuncturist and psychologist will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $10, $8 for VRGT members, $5 for children. Reservations are required by September 23. Call 682-0232 for reservations and information.
ANNE FRANK LECTURE SERIES. The Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road, is hosting a series of guest speakers during A Message of Hope: Anne Frank in the World, continuing through September 22. The following lectures meet this week: 2 p.m. Friday, September 15, Holocaust survivor Fred Bremer; 7:45 p.m. Saturday, September 16, Choice to be Moral: The Danish Experience, with Professor Henning Jensen; 7 p.m. Sunday, September 17, Never Again?, a panel discussion; 2 p.m. Monday, September 18, Holocaust survivor Chris Bierny-Tanz; 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, March of the Living participant Shaun Kozolchyk; and 2 p.m. Thursday, September 21, daughter of Holocaust survivors, Sarah Schultz. Call 299-3000 for information on upcoming speakers and special events.
DIGGING FOR GOLD. Changes over time in Arizona gold mining will be the topic of The Future of the Past at Kentucky Camp, an Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 18, in the UMC DuVall Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Kentucky Camp, in the Greaterville Mining District of the Santa Rita Mountains, is reputedly southern Arizona's richest site for placer gold. Coronado National Forest archaeologist Jim McDonald will lead the discussion. Sign-ups will also be taken for a September 23 field trip to the Kentucky Camp site. Call 326-6709 for field trip registration or information.
FOLKLORE SERIES. Saints and Legends of the Pimeria Alta, focusing on those places and religious traditions in southern Arizona and northern Sonora having strong connections to the oral history and folklore of the region's Yaqui, O'odham and Hispanic residents, continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 20 and 27, at the Arizona State Museum on the UA campus. Call Diane Wright at 797-1248 for registration and information.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. Habitat for Humanity West will host a regional conference September 28 through October 1. Millard Fuller, co-founder of the international organization, will be the keynote speaker in a public meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, September 29, at St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Call 629-0474 for information.
JEWEL OF THE MIND. An introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and meditation to achieve mind focus and clarity is offered at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at Bodhitree Gallery, 33 S. Fifth Ave. The workshop will employ "insightful storytelling and practical discourse on the nature of the mind." Call 882-5195 for information.
UPDATE ON HAITI. Paul Hicks, MD, will speak about his experiences working in a medical clinic in one of Haiti's most remote areas. The free program begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 18, at Pima Friends Meeting House, 931 N. Fifth Ave. Refreshments will be served. Call 623-9141 for information.
ILLITERATI. The monthly literary free for all throws caution to the wind at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, at Café Magritte, 254 E. Congress St. Call 884-8004 for information.
POETRY CENTER READINGS. The Fall Reading Series opens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, with Pattiann Rogers reading from Firekeeper: New and Selected Poems, an award-winning anthology of the author's naturalistic poetry. Readings will be in the Modern Languages Building auditorium on the UA campus, and an informal reception will follow. Call 321-7760 for information.
BOOKSELLERS' PANEL. The UA Extended University's Writing Works Center presents a free Booksellers and Writers Panel Discussion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 23, in the Large Classroom at the Extended University, 1955 E. Sixth St. Call 624-8632 for reservations and information.
BOOKSIGNINGS. Margaret Falk will sign copies of her latest thriller, Dark Horse, at the following locations: from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, September 15, at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at Footprints of the Gigantic Hound Bookstore, 16 Broadway Village; and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at The Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave.
ANTS IN YOUR PANTS. Audubon Nature Tots (ANTS) is back. Celebrate the autumn equinox with a short hike, nature activities and breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 23, in the Bear Canyon picnic area. ANTS is designed for children ages 2 to 6 and their accompanying adults. Fee is $3 to cover breakfast and materials. Call Nancy Nelson at 629-0429 for reservations and information. Participation is limited.
SHOWCASE OF ARTISTS. Young Audiences artists will perform samples of their work in a Showcase of Artists from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 21, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Young Audiences local professional artists represent all races and cultures and teach children from kindergarten through grade 12 about themselves, the arts and the world of the past and present. Free and open to the public. Call 624-5997 for information.
HOMEWORK HELP. Tucson/Pima libraries offer free drop-in homework help for students in elementary, middle and high school. Experienced tutors and homework help resources will be available throughout the school year. Call Ann Dickinson or Gina Macaluso at 791-4391 for information.
SEEK SATURDAYS. The UA Extended University offers SEEK Saturdays to allow parents to learn and explore with their children in a variety of programs designed for children ages 5 to 14 years. Activities include hiking, mountain-bike riding, archery, artistic endeavors and more. Individual SEEK Saturdays range in price from $10 to $69 and include all materials, bikes, archery gear, etc. Call the UA Extended University at 621-UofA for registration and information.
SAT WORKSHOPS. Sweating over the S.A.T.? Tucson-Pima Libraries and Princeton Review offer the following free workshops: 2 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road; 7 p.m., Tuesday September 26, at River Center Library, 5605 E. River Road. Registration is required. Call 622-8985.
MUSICAL CHAIRS. Desert Dove Christian Church, 6163 Midvale Park Road, offers a variety of music classes for children. Programs offered include: interactive preschool music classes at 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 3 p.m. Wednesdays; beginning and intermediate band; and beginning guitar. Call Judith Richardson at 888-3352 for information and enrollment.
MEMORIAL FUND. St. Cyril School has established a charitable account at First Interstate Bank to help sustain two girls, ages 11 and 13, who were suddenly orphaned when their parents were victims in a murder-suicide on August 11. Contributions made in any amount may be donated to the Charles and Ophelia Manning Memorial Fund to Benefit the Children, account number 1070-06509.
FEINGOLD FINDINGS. The Feingold Association, a non-profit organization helping hyperactive-learning disabled children through dietary intervention, may have information on helping your child overcome symptoms like short attention span, overactivity, poor coordination and lethargy without the use of drugs. Send a business-sized SASE to: Feingold Association, Dept. 199C, 127 E. Main St., Suite 106, Riverhead, NY 11901; or call (800) 321-3287 for information.
RAINBOW FAMILIES. Rainbow Families, a gay, lesbian and bisexual parents network, holds a support and discussion group every third Saturday of the month. The next meeting will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 16, in Room 31 of St. Francis in the Foothills Church at River and Swan roads. All gay, lesbian, and bisexual parents, partners, and family members are welcome. Call Craig at 318-9348 for information.
M.O.M. Mothers On The Move, an alliance of entrepreneurial mothers, meets at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 23, at the Tucson Racquet Club, 4001 N. Country Club Road. Making Politics Personal will be the topic of this month's meeting. Meeting cost is $3 members and $5 for guests. M.O.M is a support, networking and resource exchange group for women juggling business ownership and parenthood. Call 885-1593 for information.
LA LECHE. La Leche is a great organization that offers sensible advice for women who want to breastfeed their babies. Six monthly meetings are held throughout Tucson. Phone counseling is also available. Call 721-2516 for membership and meeting 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, No. 45. Call 622-8120 for information.
LA FRONTERA WORKSHOPS. DES and La Frontera offer the following free parenting workshops throughout the month of September: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, Appreciating Diversity explores how to create an anti-bias environment for children. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 23, Team Building will teach how to promote a cooperative and cohesive environment for children. Both workshops will be held at Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Road. Call Julie Mack at La Frontera, 884-9920 ext. 291, 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. 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.
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 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 Friday through Sunday during mall hours.
INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE MUSEUM. 4800 W. Gates Pass Road. 629-0100. This non-profit educational institution is dedicated to increasing the knowledge and appreciation of the world's fascinating wildlife. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
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.
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 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. 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.
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.
VOLLEYBALL CHALLENGE. Get set for the second annual Southern Arizona Volleyball Challenge for Easter Seals Saturday, September 30, at De Anza Park, 1000 N. Stone Ave. Double elimination with competitive and recreational divisions. All teams receive a barbeque and drinks, team grab bag and t-shirts. Team fee is $175. All proceeds benefit Easter Seals. Call Easter Seals at 745-6222 for registration and information.
WALKTOBERFEST. Register now for the American Diabetes Association's fourth annual Walktoberfest beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday, October 1, at Reid Park. Proceeds raised will directly benefit the more than 60,000 people in Pima County who have diabetes, the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Events scheduled for the day include music by Pulse, entertainment by Martha Vasquez and Desert DJ's and lunch from the Chariot Italian Bistro. Call 795-3711 for registration and information.
UA ALUMNI HOCKEY. The UA alumni ice hockey team will take on NAU's Lumberjacks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at the TCC Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. Tickets are $6 and are available at the TCC box office. $2 from each ticket sold benefits TUSD interscholastic athletics. Call the TCC box office at 791-4266 for tickets and information.
CAR RACES. Tucson Raceway Park, next to the Pima County Fair Grounds at Rita Road and I-10, hosts some of the best NASCAR racing in the Southwest. NASCAR Street Stocks, Grand American Modifieds, Mighty Compacts and Factory Stocks take to the track Saturday, September 16. Gates open at 5 p.m. with races beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9, $6 for juniors, seniors and military. Admission is free for children 11 and under. Call 762-9200 for 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 information.
SAN PEDRO HIKES. The Friends of the San Pedro River, BLM and San Pedro Conservation Area (NCA), are sponsoring a series of fall hikes October 21 through December 9. Hikes range in difficulty and duration, and include photographic ventures to the Little Boquillas Ranch/Boston Mill, Charleston/Indian rock art and Clanton Ranch Road. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, dress properly for weather conditions and bring food and a minimum of one quart of water per person. Pre-registration is required. Call (520) 459-2555 or (520) 458-3559 for registration and information.
DARE TO BE BARE. The Arizona Naturists join the Canyon State Naturists in the third annual Dare to Be Bare Weekend, September 15 through 17, northwest of Tucson. The Naturist philosopy advocates "acceptance of the nude body and the right to express that belief in a natural, non-sexual setting." This clothing-optional weekend is open to families, couples and singles and will feature a Mexican theme with games, hikes, educational workshops and more. Special craft programs and games will be held for children. Non-members who are interested may acquire a guest pass by faxing the main office in Phoenix at (602) 835-9026. Call (602) 834-0039 for 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.
OUTDOOR CONFIDENCE. Outdoor Confidence is a new non-profit organization offering programs promoting recreational skills for kids ages 11 and older. A beginner fishing class meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at Reid Park. Cost is $15. The C.O.R.E. program teaches kids outdoor skills such as orienteering, knot tying, minimum impact and primitive camping. Call 884-9394 for information.
PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE. A four-weekend course in Permaculture design begins September 23. The course is offered by the Permaculture Drylands Institute, a non-profit organization offering 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 797-6852 for information and registration.
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.
RECYCLING. Twenty-four 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.
GARDEN DEMONSTRATIONS. The following free demonstrations will be given at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; and at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road: September 23, Arid Land Plants as Accent. September 27, Soil Preparation. 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 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.
TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS. The Master Composters of the Tucson Organic Gardeners will begin their free series of fall lectures at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Scott Wenham, owner of Scotland Yard Landscaping & Irrigation, will discuss fall planting for winter color. Call 323-7150 for information.
BOOKS. If anyone ever asks what's the best book I've ever read, the answer is quick and easy: It's Richard Rhodes 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which is basically the history of physics from the 1890s through Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It reads like the most exciting novel of all time. Dark Sun is just about on par with its predecessor. Rhodes deftly takes us from the throw-away theory that suggested a super bomb might be possible on through the political mazes which led the world to the brink of extinction. It's full of fascinating information for the layman and the physics-minded alike. The best book I've read this year.
MUSIC. ...And Out Come The Wolves by Rancid. It's real obvious this Oakland-based quartet grew up listening to the Clash, and they listened real well. They take a reggae-ska base, pump it up with outrage and deliver a scathing look at life in the '90s. Hard-driving rhythms and hot noise provide a backdrop for the bleak, emotional lyrics.
MAGAZINES. "The Two Faces of O.J." by Dominick Dunne in the September issue of Vanity Fair. While Dunne is probably better known around these parts for having orchestrated the search for his doofus 38-year-old son who got lost while hiking in the Santa Ritas, his work in Vanity Fair is one of those things that keeps this mag from slipping over Schlock Falls into People Magazine Lagoon. This installment of his coverage of the trial is scathing and insightful. Dunne's concise argument concerning the aborted getaway may have prompted the prosecution to include it in the rebuttal phase of the trial. Good work.
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