SPECIAL EVENTSEvents This Week
ART, CRAFT, AND ANTIQUE FAIR. Tanque Verde Center. 2300
N. Tanque Verde Loop Road. Pima County Parks and Recreation sponsor
this event from 10 a.m. to
COUNTER-COLUMBUS EVENT. The second annual Counter-Columbus
Event begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 11, at the Zenith Studio,
330 E. Seventh St. Event features indigenous poets, and others
supporting indigenous people's rights. Sign-up for open-mic is
EARTH SCIENCES WEEK. Flandrau Science Center, on the UA
campus. 621-STAR. The Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium,
in cooperation with the UA Mineral Museum, celebrates Earth Sciences
Week October 11 through 16. Attend a free exhibit day from 1 to
5 p.m. Sunday, October 11. A program on plate tectonics is offered
from 2 to 3 p.m. in the new StarLab portable planetarium. Another
Day, a free "all sky" movie, takes the audience
on a tour of some of Arizona's geologic formations from 3:30 to
4 p.m. Friday, October 16, in the Planetarium Theater. Regular
exhibit admission is $3, $2 for children 14 and under, free with
a theater ticket. Telescope viewing is free. Daytime exhibit hours
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday. Evening hours are
FACULTY FOLLIES. Gaslight Theatre. 8010 E. Broadway. The UA School of Music and Dance faculty takes its show off campus to raise funds for the Professional Creative Development Fund in the second annual Faculty Follies, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 12. Tickets are $15, with proceeds used to add to the endowed Professional Creative Development Fund. (No portion of the ticket cost is tax deductible.) Seating is limited and ordering tickets in advance in encouraged. Call Tom Stitt at 621-7023.
FIESTA DE LAS COMIDAS. Arizona State Museum. UA campus, University Boulevard east of Park Avenue. 621-6302. Tucson chefs gather at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 10, to present a special dinner featuring native ingredients and historical cooking techniques. There are also stories and talks on the history of foods and cultures of the Southwest.
HOGTOBERFEST. Harley Davidson of Tucson sponsors Hogtoberfest 10, beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday, October 11. All bikes are welcome. There will be hourly door prizes, a tattoo contest, vendors, bike show, and a poker run. The fun begins at Harley Davidson of Tucson, 250 E. Grant Road, with the poker run at 8 a.m. and bike registration from 8 to 10 a.m. only. The event continues at the Wildcat House, 1801 N. Stone Ave., with registration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food and beverages will be available, with music by the Rowdies. On site registration is $10 at Harley Davidson of Tucson and the Wildcat House. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. (No weapons.)
MEMORY WALK. The 8th annual Memory Walk, a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association of Southern Arizona, gets moving at 8 a.m. Saturday, October 10 at Rillito River Park, River Road and First Avenue. A satellite walk begins at the same time on Saturday at La Posada at Park Centre in Green Valley, 501 S. La Posada Circle. Pre-registration is encouraged, and takes place at the Arizona Alzheimer's Association Chapter Office, 5132 E. Pima St., from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, October 8. Pre-registration in Green Valley is at the same time at the La Posada Centre. Registration is also available at 7 a.m. on the day of the event. Call 322-6601, or 648-8380 in Green Valley, for information.
TUCSON HERITAGE EXPERIENCE. El Presidio Park. 115 N. Church Ave. The 25th annual autumn festival, successor successor to Tucson Meet Yourself, takes the theme "Linking Generations, Cultures, and Communities." Event is free and runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, October 9; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, October 10; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 11. More than 80 folk artists, musicians, dancers, storytellers, and performing groups take the stage during this three-day festival. Several ethnic and cultural organizations provide traditional foods from around the world.
WINE AND FOOD. Join the American Institute of Wine and Food at Le Rendez-Vous, 3844 E. Fort Lowell Road, at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 11, for a four-course meal and wine tasting. Cost is $55, $45 for members, with proceeds benefiting the AIWF Tucson chef's scholarship fund. Call Ron Skinner at 749-4215 for reservations.
WOODCARVING EXHIBIT. The society of Southwestern Woodcarvers displays and sells more than 150 original wood carvings, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 9 and 10, in the courtyard of Red Oak Realty's Plaza Palomino, southeast corner of Swan and Fort Lowell roads. There are about 15 woodcarvers at the exhibits each day, to discuss woodcarving as an art and a hobby.
WORLD FOOD DAY. The Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) celebrates World Food Day, to renew commitment to fighting world hunger and to mark the anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. This year FAO puts women's role in food production and food security at the heart of its awareness-raising campaign, with the theme "Women Feed the World," a tribute to the skills and dedication of millions of women worldwide. From 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, October 15, visit their information kiosk on the UA mall near the fountain at Old Main. From noon to 2 p.m., a multidisciplinary conference entitled Women Feed the World meets in the Student Union Cactus Lounge, Room 285. Call 621-6282 or 622-5546 for information, or visit the FAO website at http://www.fao.org/NEWS/1998/980305-e.htm
'BRELLAS 'N' FANS. More than 200 umbrellas hand-crafted and hand-painted in Thailand, are on display through October 12 in the Ross Courtyard at Foothills Mall. The umbrellas represent a tradition more than 200 years old. They range in size from 17 inches to 9 feet in diameter, and are hand painted with traditional and contemporary designs. The displays for this exhibit were designed and built in Oracle. Brellas and Fans is a partnership between Jim Herring of Los Angeles and Jim Myers of Tucson. Call 577-5149 for information about the exhibit.
GIANT YARD SALE. Tucson Parks and Recreation Cherry Avenue Center. 5085 S. Cherry Ave. Buy, sell, or trade at this bi-annual yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 10. Reserve a table by Friday, October 9. Call Brenda at 791-4497 for information.
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