SPECIAL EVENTSEvents This Week
ART AND FOOD DISPLAY. El Centro Gallery. 40 E. Broadway Blvd. Eleven artists offer their favorite food dishes to visitors from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 17.
BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES. Old Tucson Studios. 201 S. Kinney Road. The Budweiser Clydesdales gallop through the Western streets of Old Tucson Studios on Thursday and Friday, October 15 and 16. The horses are available for photos and petting throughout both days. Call 883-0100 for information.
CALENDAR SIGNING. The Book Mark. 5001 E. Speedway. 881-6350. Political cartoonist and humorist Lalo Alcaraz signs his 1999 La Cucaracha Calendar (Pocho Prod., $12) at a reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, October 19.
SWEATLODGE GATHERING. Mat Bevel Institute. 530 N. Stone
Ave. The comedy troupe formerly known as the Sweatlodge presents
Stop Laughing--We're Artists! at
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. Downtown Saturday night comes alive
on October 17 to the sounds of the Blues Festival, co-hosted by
the Tucson Blues Society. Catch Dennis Offret playing National
(steel) guitar from 7 to
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 through October 16. 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
FALL FESTIVAL. Catalina Baptist Church. 100 N. Country Club Road. Books, crafts, baked goods and plants are for sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, October 16. All proceeds go to missions in Tucson and world relief.
FINE ART AND CRAFT SHOW. The sixth annual outdoor fine art and craft show takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 18, in the plaza of the St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, northeast corner of River Road and Campbell Avenue. More than 50 artists and craftspeople display and sell their work, including fine art, pottery, wood works, jewelry, and more. Admission is free. In case of rain, the show will be held October 25.
FORT LOWELL PARK ANTIQUE FAIR. Glenn and Craycroft. Over 100 antique dealers display and sell antiques, reproductions and collectibles from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 18. Free parking and shuttle service is available at the TMC parking lot until 5:15 p.m. Call 791-4063 for more information.
GOURMET ART MARKETPLACE. This Thursday marketplace, featuring some of Arizona's gourmet food and kitchen art collectibles, is from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, in the courtyard of St. Philip's Plaza, River Road and Campbell Avenue. Marketplace continues Thursday evenings through April 29.
HAUNTED RUINS TOURS. Valley of the Moon. 2544 E. Allen
Road, north of Prince Road and east of Tucson Boulevard. The George
Phar Legler Society presents the semi-annual fundraiser for Valley
of the Moon. Haunted Ruins tours leave the gate every 30 minutes
from 7 to
HARVEST SPIRIT ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL. Ventana Village, East Sunrise Drive at North Kolb Road. 546-4656. The Spirit Weavers present their second-annual fall festival with a unique collection of juried artists. Enjoy music, artisans' demonstrations and gourmet food tasting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 18.
HOLIDAY HELP. Emanuel Baptist Church. 1825 N. Alvernon Way. The La Sonrisa Chapter of the American Business Women's Association presents their annual What's Cookin' for the Holidays event featuring speakers, cooking demonstrations, party planning tips and more. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 17. Admission is $5. Call Cassandra Garber at 615-9639 for more information.
ITALIAFEST. 8650 N. Shannon Road. 297-7357. This Tucson
community festival offers specialty Italian food booths, prize
drawings, carnival rides, game booths, a petting zoo, a pie-eating
contest and live music by Tony and the Sicilian Band. The third-annual
festival is from 5 to
LATIN AMERICAN FILM SERIES. The UA Spanish and Portuguese Department, the College of Humanities and the UA Latin American Area Center present a collection of films from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Three Argentine films show starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 18, followed by a lecture featuring Edgardo Oscar Chiban, professor of cinema at the University of Buenos Aires and Catholic University of Salta, at 7:30 p.m. On Monday, October 19, the featured country is Brazil; films start at 3 p.m., with a lecture by Susana Schild at 10 p.m. On Tuesday, October 20, three films from Mexico start at 3 p.m., followed by a lecture by Carlos Bonfil at 10 p.m. Call Malcolm Compitello at 621-7347, or Diana Liverman at 626-7242, for more information.
MEET THE CANDIDATES. Woods Library. 3455 N. First Ave. From 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 17, the Pima Association of Taxpayers hosts this opportunity to meet and talk with November candidates. Candidates for national, state or county office plus school, water and fire governing boards are invited to attend. Call Harriet Surinak, program coordinator, at 742-4446; or Mary Schuh, president, at 887-0112, for information.
MODELS FAIR AND DEMONSTRATION. Pima Air and Space Museum. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-0462. The World of Models, a fair and demonstration, honors skilled modelers who have built hundreds of displays at the museum. Learn first-hand from the masters. Event includes guided museum tours; hands-on demonstrations covering several types of modeling; activities for children, including a build-your-own wooden wing rib display; a video presentation in the museum theater; and gift, supply, and other purchase opportunities. Museum entrance is $7.50, $6.50 for military and seniors, $4 for youth ages 10 to 17, and free for children 9 and under. Admission is free to all museum members.
MULTIMEDIA MONDAYS. Hotel Congress. 311 E. Congress St.
Screening at 8:15 p.m. and 12:05 a.m. on Monday, October 19: Drunken
Bees and The Brain Wash Film Festival, a series pilot.
Musical guests are the band formerly known as Starcrunch,
and Dennis Mitchell and Rick Moe with members of Passionflies,
performing from 8 p.m. to
NIGHTFALL VII. Old Tucson Studios. 201 S. Kinney Road. Continuing Wednesday through Sunday through October 31, this annual Halloween celebration transforms Old Tucson Studios into the nightmarish town of Nightfall, Arizona. Sinister Dr. Hyde faces off against war-seasoned U.S. Cavalry troupes in a showdown. Nightfall VII combines professional actors, Hollywood special effects, and fiery pyrotechnics into a tale of terror. This year's Nightfall also features activities for children. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays; and 5 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $10.95. Discount coupons benefiting charities are available throughout Southern Arizona. Call 883-0100 for information.
OPEN HOUSE. Hotel Congress hosts a tour of their refinished upstairs rooms with non-profit organizations on hand to help celebrate. Stephen Farley, Max Cannon and Robyn McDaniels display their work, with Demetria Martinez, Jim Cavalho and more giving short readings of their work. The entertainment is from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 17.
OUTOBERFEST '98. The Tucson Lesbian & Gay Alliance (TLGA) announces OUToberFEST '98, "Unity with Diversity," from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 17, at the southwest corner of Reid Park, 22nd Street and Country Club Road. It's a full day of live music, food, beverages, vendors and information booths, and is sponsored by Golden Eagle Distributors/Budweiser, American Express, Arizona Travel Center, Pope Lime Dist., IBT's, and Stonewall-Eagle. The annual Gay Pride Festival is free and open to everyone, with no tolerance for hate, bigotry or meanness. Events include dancing, a mini-parade, female impersonators, crowning of the 1998 Pride Royalty, live music and comedy, and a Cut-a-Thon, where Tucson barbers and cosmetologists trim up participants for the festival and donate the funds to the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation.
COLLECTIBLE SHOW. Doubletree Guest Suites. 6555 E. Speedway. 292-9458 or 408-2470. Beanie Babies, Hot Wheels, dolls, toys and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 17. Free admission and free drawings.
RINCON VALLEY FESTIVAL. The Vail Education Foundation presents a festival including food, arts and crafts, live music, a chili cook-off, Gymkhana, petting zoo, carnival midway, children's entertainment, Fancy Bird and Fowl Show, and parade from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 17; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 18. Festival is southeast on Old Spanish Trail, six miles past Saguaro National Park, next to the Rincon Creek General Store at Williamson's Arena. Call Jan Lonon at 647-3301, or Betty Jensen at 574-3291, for information.
SILENT MARCH. Join the "Week without Violence '98 Silent March" to remember victims lost to violence and to support anti-violence efforts in the community. The march leaves Children's Memorial Park, 4851 N. 15th Ave., at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 18. The Tucson Mall provides shuttle service from the front of the Mall Food Court (park on the east side of the Mall) to Children's Memorial Park. Participants are asked to wear a black shirt. Black "Stop the Violence" T-shirts are available for purchase at the park and Tucson Mall. There is also a "Week Without Violence" Tucson Mall program at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 18, on the lower level of the Mall by J.C. Penny's. There are presentations by Barbara LaWall, Pima County Attorney; Mrs. Barbara Manning, Mother of homicide victim Bobby Manning; Daniel Sharp and Det. Joseph Godoy of the Tucson Police Department; and Kenneth J. Peasley, Chief Criminal Deputy, Pima County Attorney. Arizona Rose Theater Company singers perform under the direction of Terry Howell. The "Silent March of Victims," shoes representing murder victims, a "Memory Board" photo display, and student Anti-Violence posters remain at the Tucson Mall through October 24. Call Homicide Survivors/Parents of Murdered Children at 740-5729 for information.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT MARCH. Join Tucson women and friends in rallying for the rights of women to live without the threat of violence on the streets and at home. The rally begins at 6 p.m. at Armory Park with music by Annie Hawkins, followed by a Speak Out at 7 p.m., with the march getting under way at 7:30 p.m.
INNOVATIVE HOME TOUR. The American Solar Energy Society and The U.S. Department of Energy present this tour of homes emphasizing passive solar and environmental design, active solar heating and cooling, solar water heaters, solar water distillers, and other energy efficient alternatives. The tour is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, and is city-wide and self-guided. Tickets are $10 per person, $15 per family. Call 792-6423 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
UA BAND DAY. The UA Band Department presents its 45th annual Band Day with more than 30 performing bands. The all-day music event starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 17. See the Music section for information.
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
DIVORCE RECOVERY ANNIVERSARY DINNER. Divorce Recovery celebrates 20 years of community service and recognizes Frank Williams for 30 years of service with a celebration dinner at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 15, at Marriot University, 880 E. Second St. There's a no host bar and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., with dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. RSVP to the Divorce Recovery Office, 323-3952.
Out Of Town
ANZA DAYS. Tubac Presidio State Historical Park. The Tubac
Historical Society presents their Fine Art and Wine Festival,
and welcomes Los Tubaquenos from 11 a.m. to
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
OPEN MIC NOTICE. Plaza Pub. 20 E. Pennington. 882-0400.
Plaza Pub presents an open mic night, beginning at
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. Call 326-8966 for information.
SUN SOUNDS OPEN HOUSE. Sun Sounds. 7290 E. Broadway, Suite K. 296-2400. See the Sun Sounds radio reading service studios and learn about new services and exciting changes between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. October 17 through 23.
SUNSETS FOR SINGLES. The Nature Loop hosts Saturday Sunsets for Singles from 6 to 8:30 p.m. throughout October, on the balcony of the Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club. Call 760-6007, check the web site at www.natureloop.com or e-mail at <email@example.com> for more information.
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