BREW-HA-HA: Come tip a few and help the Muscular Dystrophy
Association at the Great Southwest Octoberfest. This hopping family
scene features more than 100 arts and crafts folks selling their
goods, along with a smorgasbord of German comestibles, including
tons of krauts, wieners and brats. There's also a kids' area with
games, magic shows, and a petting zoo, with all benefits earmarked
for the MDA.
Event runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, September 24 through 27, in Tucson Electric Park, 2500 E. Ajo Way. Admission is $3, free for children ages 12 and under. For information, call 298-6207.
DEEPLY ROOTED: Tucson's Native American students straddle a tenuous line between the tribal communities where they grew up and the larger metropolitan campus in Visions and Voices, a new Arizona State Museum exhibit exploring that unique experience by dissecting traditional Indian culture, family dynamics, and their stereotyping by society at large.
The focus of the exhibit is a collection of more than 80 portraits by Tucson artist Michael Shipman. His excellent drawings and paintings were created over the past two years as part of a project involving 90 students and faculty at the UA and St. Gregory's High School.
Exhibit runs through December 31, with an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 25, in the Arizona State Museum, on the UA campus just inside the main gate east of Park Avenue. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. For details, call 621-6302.
SENSORY FRENZY: Experience synaptic overload this week at another Multimedia Monday installment, presented by the Upstairs Film company. Live music and cutting-edge video shorts converge with the September 28 screening of Cathy Lee Crane's "White City," about a woman who journeys from town to desert accompanied by the chaotic sounds of memory; "Stripped Bare," Kiki Kang-Lewis' autobiographical docudrama balancing message and art; and "Earl's Easter Egg Hunt," about a "regular day for a not-so-regular guy," by Ron Harvey and Evan Barthelamn.
Musical guests 35 Summers and Birddog take the stage from 9 p.m. to midnight. Films show at 8:15 p.m. and 12:05 a.m. at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Admission is $3. For details, call 622-1751.
HOOKED ON CLASSICAL: Kids get a taste of timeless music on Sunday, September 27, when the Civic Orchestra of Tucson hosts a Kids' Classical Afternoon.
Concert features soloists Yue Zhong and Shelly Bian, both Doolen Middle School eighth graders, playing movements of the Kabalevsky Piano Concerto No. 3. Other performances range from Grieg to Haydn, and pre-concert action will include the ever-popular Musical Instrument Petting Zoo.
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