Opening This Week
ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast corner of Speedway and Park Avenue. Opening November 8 and continuing through November 19: Sunday in the Park with George, a look at the life of artist George Seurat, written by Stephen Soundheim and James Lapine. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday November 8 through 18, with 2 o'clock matinees November 12, 18 and 19. Tickets range from $8 to $14, available through the UA Fine Arts box office. Preview performances will be held at 8 p.m. November 5 and 6 for $7. Call 621-1162 for information.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Opening November 9 and continuing through December 23: Scrooge and Toyland, two classic holiday stories as performed by actors ages four through adult. This production is most appropriate for families with young children. 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.
BALLYHOO PRODUCTIONS. Plaza Hotel Cabaret. 1900 E. Speedway. 327-7341. Opening November 3 and continuing through November 19: The Only Game In Town, a witty, off-beat romance by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The Cabaret provides table seating and a cash bar. Tickets are $10, available at the door or by calling 299-8101.
CABARET MAGRITTE. Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave. Cabaret Magaritte arrives at its new home on Saturday, November 4 with a piece by performance artists Jeff Falk and Annie Lopez, video work by Steve Gompf, a performance by Caitlin Masley, Polly Giragosian, Sarah Allen and Beth Anne Cummings and a special musical guest. Show begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $3 at the door. Call the Temple at 884-4875 for information.
PCC CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Proscenium Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6909. Opening November 8 and continuing through November 18: The Suicide, by Russian playwright Nikolai Erdman, is a satirical comedy about a suicidal man who is besieged by people who want him to perform the gesture on their behalf. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7, $5 for students, and are available at the PCC West Campus cashier's office. Call 884-6909 for reservations and information.
THE PEOPLE WHO DO THAT. Laff's Comedy Caffé. 2900 E. Broadway. Arizona's coughingest sketch group, as a part of the mission to make the world safe for democracy and lawn darts, resumes its vigil at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 7. Arrive early because the first ten people at the door will be burned at the stake for free. Tickets are $3 (cheap!). Call Laff's at 32-FUNNY for information.
BORDERLANDS THEATRE. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Continuing through November 11: Caras y Mascaras: A Drunkard's Tale, a spirited, music-filled drama by local playwright Silviana Wood. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with 2 and 7:30 p.m. performances Sunday, November 5. Advance tickets range from $6 to $10 and are available at Antigone Books, Jeff's Classical Records and Borderlands box office. Call 882-7406 for reservations and information.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Continuing through November 4: Leap & Squeak, the exciting lives of bugs and butterflies as performed by actors ages four through 12. This production is most appropriate for ages three through 13. 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.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through November 4: The Phantom of the Opera, adapted by Peter Van Slyke. Tickets are $13, $8.50 for children. Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with select Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $6 to $13. Reservations are required. Call 886-9428.
AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Youth Theatre announces open auditions for New Administration from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 13, and Tuesday, November 14, at 5526 E. 22nd St. Performers ages 6 to 14 are needed. No pay. Call 790-0844 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Bravo Theatre announces open auditions for The Taming of the Shrew from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, November 6, and Tuesday, November 7, at 5526 E. 22nd St. Adult performers of all ages are needed. No pay. Call 790-0844 for information.
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
CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Opening November 4 with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and continuing through November 29: Three Profiles, a show of new works on paper using intaglio, monotype and alternative print processes, by Jeff Wood, Garth Wallrich and Jack Remington. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday nights and Thursday Art Walks.
DESERT ARTISANS GALLERY. 6536-A Tanque Verde, La Plaza Shops. 722-4412. Opening November 8 and continuing through January 14, 1996: The Creative Spirit, featuring mixed media by various artists. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
ECLECTIC GALLERY. 69 E. Pennington St. 620-1668. Opening November 2 and continuing through November 30: an exhibition of work by Allen Maertz, Phil Perry, Fern Barber and Bob Barber. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, November 4. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Thursday Night Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Nights.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. November 3, 4 and 5 only: Possibilities, featuring mixed media by artist David Adix in memory of his late partner John McArthur. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 3. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Opening November 4 with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and continuing through December 2: Graffitoes Jump Tag Resurrect, mixed-media photographic collage and installation based loosely on graffiti artists and their tags. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday Night and Thursday evening Art Walk.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through November 25: Ten Meditations, a series of abstract landscapes created from collaged transparencies by photographer Sean Justice. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, November 2. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Thursday Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Nights. Call 792-0313 for information.
Center for Creative Photography. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. 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 émigré photographers and how they helped shape a new photographic language and vision of America. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through December 9: Prints, print works in old and new media by Phillip Lichtenhan, Andrew Polk and Andrew Rush. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 795-4503. Continuing through November 23: paintings by Hoge Day, mixed media by Margaret Louderback and paintings and installations by Richard E. Schaffer. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Thursday Night Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Night.
Etherton GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through November 11: paintings by James G. Davis, prints and drawings by Luis Jimenez and portraits of Oaxacan artists by photographer Judith Golden. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and 7 to 10 p.m. Downtown Saturday Nights.
G.A.S.P. GALLERY. Utterback Middle School. 3233 S. Pinal Vista. 617-6100. Continuing through November 22: With Human Attributes, an exhibition of paintings, collage, photos and watercolors exploring expanded concepts of human qualities. G.A.S.P Gallery is Tucson's only student-run gallery under the supervision of art instructor, Linda Poverman, and UA Museum of Art Curator of Education, Josh Goldberg.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through November 18: Día de los Muertos, an exhibition of works by regional artists, featuring modern adaptations commemorating this traditional Mexican holiday. 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.
JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. UA campus, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. Continuing through November 13: the second annual Senior Exhibition: Bachelor of Fine Arts, a mixed-media exhibit by graduating seniors. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through November 11: Golden Wedding Anniversary Retrospective, an exhibit by Doug Denniston featuring 50 years of his painting and marriage. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment.
MELIORA GALLERY. 178 E. Broadway. 792-9544. Continuing through November 30: An Innovative Tradition: 25 Years of Design, projects by Architecture One, Ltd. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through November 11: Architectonics, an exhibition of approaches in glass which resemble architecture in structure and organization. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and Thursday Night Art Walk.
Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through December 10: Rebecca Davis and Roger Asay: Touching Earth, Contemporary Southwest Images X--The Stonewall Foundation Series, sculptural installations using materials collected from nature. Admission to the museum is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and students, free for members and children under 12. Free for all on Tuesdays. Docent-led tours of the TMA Historic Block are offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Regular gallery hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
UA Museum of Art. UA campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue in the Fine Arts Complex. 621-7567. Continuing through November 22: Catherine Nash: A Spiral to Within. Nash uses handmade paper, leaves, pine needles, dirt and other natural materials to create sanctuaries from the busy, urban lifestyle separating people from the natural world. Nash will discuss her artwork at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 8. Continuing through November 26: Recent Aquisitions: The 1990s, an exhibit honoring the museum's 40th anniversary and acquisition of more than 4,000 pieces of art. 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. Admission is free.
PCC WEST CAMPUS ART GALLERY. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. Continuing through November 7: paintings by Josh Goldberg, sculpture by Elizabeth Ingraham and large-scale drawings by Dale Leys. Elizabeth Ingraham will discuss her work at 11 a.m. Monday, November 6, in the gallery. 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.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through November 5: Days of the Dead: Cultural Traditions and Contemporary Inspirations, a kaleidoscope of folk arts made in Mexico for the Día de los Muertos holiday. Works include papier mache skeletons, sugar skulls, cut paper banners and children's toys. Companion exhibits will display Mexican retablos and photographs by Cy Lehrer and Elaine Querry. 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.
T/PAC GALLERY. 240 N. Stone Ave. 624-0595. Continuing through November 3: Cuentos del Barrio, a mixed-media group exhibition sponsored by the Southern Arizona Coalition of Latino Arts. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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.
ART TALK. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave., offers the following lectures at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Education Building: November 2, Perplexing Picasso with Laurie Dryden; November 9, Gods, Temples and Scholars of the Pharaohs of Egypt by Miles Prescott. Call 624-2333 for information.
FINE ARTS SHOW. TUSD teachers, administrators and staff have joined together to present the 1995 Fine Arts Scholarship Show at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 5, in the Palo Verde High School auditorium, 6600 E. 22nd St. Works by TUSD staff and students will be on display, accompanied by live musical performances. Tickets are $5, $3 for students 18 years and under, and can be purchased by calling 617-7609. Proceeds benefit TUSD fine art student programs.
TILE WORKSHOP. WomanKraft, 388 S. Stone, is sponsoring a free workshop series called Story Telling in Tiles for adults and older children from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 4; and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18. Participants will tour various Arts District locations and make tiles about the unique qualities of the areas. All tiles will be combined into a mural for the Arts District. Participants may attend two or all workshops. No previous experience needed. Three day advance registration is required. Call 629-9976 for registration and information.
OUTDOOR ART SALE. St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church hosts its third annual Outdoor Fine Art Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 5, at 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Fifty artists will exhibit works in various media. Free and open to the public. Call 299-6421 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. WESTAF/NEA is awarding regional fellowships for the visual arts to recognize exceptional work expressing contemporary ideas in painting, works on paper and new genres. Open to all professional artists. Full-time students are not eligible. For an application, send a 6 x 9-inch SASE with 78 cents postage to: Western States Arts Federation, 236 Montezuma, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2641. Call (505) 988-1166 or fax (505) 982-9307 for information. Deadline is December 4.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. All media are being accepted for the National Juried Exhibition of African American Art, National Black Arts Festival to be held in Atlanta, Georgia. All accepted work must be for sale. For a prospectus write to: National Juried Exhibition of African American Art, National Black Arts Festival, 236 Forsyth St., SW, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30303. Deadline is November 30.
TEMPLE TOURS. ATC is hosting tours of the historic Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., at 11 a.m. every Monday and at 10 a.m. every Saturday through May 18, 1996. Tours begin in the courtyard and are guided by ATC docents. Reservations are not needed for these free public tours. Group tours may be arranged by calling Hope Towner at 884-8210.
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.
FIND YOUR VOICE. Seeking your creativity? Want to find your voice? Do so through experiments with sound and voice, words and play. Call 544-8683 for registration and information.
CALL TO ARTISTS. The Central Arts Collective Gallery seeks artists 18 years and older for a national juried exhibition entitled Merged Realities: A Synthesis of Art and Science, scheduled to open in February 1996. All media portraying a fusion of art and science by subject matter and/or technology will be considered. For a prospectus, send SASE to: Merged Realities, Central Arts Collective, 188 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85701. Call 623-5883 for information. Deadline is November 30.
DEMONSTRATION. Watch glassblowers practice their craft at the downtown studio of Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, 711 S. Sixth Ave. Call 884-7404 to confirm the day's schedule or if there are more than six people in your party.
Performances This Week
ARIZONA OPERA. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4266. Arizona Opera returns to Tucson with Salome, the story of the insatiable princess who provokes madness and death. This opera contains strong sexual content, violence and nudity. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. November 9 and 11, and 2 p.m. November 12. Pre-opera lectures are held at 6:30 p.m. before each performance. Tickets range from $14 to $56, available at Dillard's and the TCC box office. Call 791-4266 for reservations and information.
CARIBBEAN JAZZ. The Tucson Jazz Society presents The Caribbean Jazz Project, featuring Paquito D'Rivera, Andy Narell and Dave Samuels at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 5, at Centennial Hall. The Tucson Latin Jazz Orchestra will open the show. Tickets range from $11 to $22, available at the Centennial Hall box office and Dillard's. Call 621-3341 for information.
SWEDISH PERCUSSION. UA Centennial Hall, Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. The Swedish percussion ensemble Kroumata performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, in conjunction with the UA International Conference of Percussion Music. Call the Centennial Hall box office at 621-3341 for tickets and information.
CIVIC ORCHESTRA. The Civic Orchestra of Tucson presents An Afternoon of Music at 1:30 p.m. at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 Scott Ave. The Tucson Flute Club will perform from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the Temple patio. Composer Anthony Holland will speak from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. in the Cabaret Theatre. The Civic Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. in the theatre, with guests Philip Swanson and the Flute Club Chamber. This event is free and open to the public. Call the Temple at 884-4875; or the Civic Orchestra at 791-9246 for information.
HOUSE OF SOUL. KXCI Radio presents the House Of Soul DJ dance party from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, November 3 at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Kidd Squidd and Jabar spin the best of Sixties soul music, from James Brown to funky Motown. The Rib Crib serves up Texas style barbeque. Admission is $5, free for children under 12. Call 884-1220 for information.
IRELAND'S FINEST. Irish music returns to Tucson Friday, November 3, at the Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway. Irish folklorist, humorist and musician Mick Moloney shares the stage with fiddler Eileen Ivers, singer Tommy Sands and step-dancer John Jennings. Performance begins at 8 p.m. All seats are reserved, with advance tickets available at Hear's Music, Loco Records and Piney Hollow for $12 and $15. Seniors, TFTM and KXCI members receive a $2 discount. Charge tickets by calling 881-3947 or 327-4809. There is a $1 fee for telephone charges. Call 327-4809 or 881-3947 for reservations and information.
LANE JUSTUS CHORALE. The Lane Justus Chorale will perform rarely heard renaissance classics from Spain, Portugal and Mexico at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 5, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 545 S. Fifth Ave. The performance is free. Call 299-0900 for information.
SOUTHWEST SHOWCASE. Southwest Center For Music. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Don Charles and Deb Gessner perform Celtic harp, guitar and mandola at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 2. Singer/songwriter Chuck Pyle opens the show. Advance tickets are $8, $6 for KXCI, TKMA, TFTM, WMA and seniors, and are available at Hear's Music and the SWCM box office. Tickets are $9 at the door. New England folk musician Ellis Paul plays the center at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 7. Admission is $5, $4 for TFTM, TKMA and KXCI members. Call 884-1220 for information.
SUNDAY ARIAS. New York opera contralto Lisa Monheit performs at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 5, at the UA Campus Christian Center, 715 N. Park Ave. Free and open to the public. Call 623-7575 for information.
WESTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL. Get your fill of western music, stories and poetry during the Western Music Festival, continuing through November 5 at the Holiday Inn City Center, 181 W. Broadway. Workshops, music showcases, jam sessions and evening concerts will occur daily. Nightly concerts will be held in the TCC Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave. Day passes (one day of workshops, showcases and one concert) are $20; a showcase and workshop pass for one day is $10 Evening concerts are $12. Call 575-6829 for information.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S JAM. Pima County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a concert especially for teens and young adults at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at Sportspark, Ina Road and I-10. Skee-Lo will perform along with De-Zhavu and Def/Jam/Papa. Gates open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $5 and are available at all Dillard's ticket outlets, DJ Cazz's Shade Tree, Pima County Parks and Recreation and Sportspark. Tickets are $7 at the door. No alcoholic beverages allowed. Call 740-2680 for information.
Performances This Week
a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Continuing through November 5: Shades and Shadow, a performance/dance piece by Jon McNamara with live music by Bob Steigert, incorporating video, sculpture and photography. The piece makes a journey from self alienation to self acceptance of the dark side of human nature. Tickets are $9, $7 students. Call 321-0493 for reservations only. Call 623-7852 for information.
TFTM DANCE. Tucson Friends Of Traditional Music presents the First Saturday Contra and Square Dance, with live old-time music by the Privy Tippers, from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at the First United Congregational Church, University Boulevard and Second Avenue. Singles and couples welcome, no experience necessary. Lessons are given from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Admission $4, $3 for TFTM members. New dancers admitted free of charge. Call 327-1779 for information.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets are currently on sale for Ballet Arizona's production of The Nutcracker, scheduled for December 14 through 17 at the TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Tickets range from $18 to $33 and are available at all Dillard's ticket outlets or by calling the Ballet Arizona box office at 882-5022.
BALLROOM DANCING. Dance to live music from 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays at Let's Dance Club, 6245 E. Bellevue. Singles and couples of all skill levels are welcome. Enjoy theme-dress occasions with a large, romantic, decorated ballroom to match. Cost is $7, $5 members. Free group dance lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. for members. Annual membership is $20. Call 885-4599 for information.
EL MAIZ FESTIVAL. Celebrate the history and folklore of corn in Hispanic and Native American heritage at The Original Corn Fest, eight hours of ethnic art expressed in music, dance and food, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at Himmel Park, Tucson Boulevard south of Speedway. Free and open to the public. Call the Hispanic Cultural Showcase at 888-8816 for information.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. Experience art and culture with exciting street performances, live music, and self-guided historic and art tours all day Saturday, November 4. A Barrio Historico walking tour begins at 9:30 a.m. The TSO Brass Quintet will perform Just for Kids concerts at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Science Alive! returns to the Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave., with shows by Dr. William Harvey at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The evening will be filled with the sounds of the Western Music Festival. Cabaret Magritte opens the season in its new home at The Temple Of Music And Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Those roughish ruffians Thee Tragidiots are back in town, bespeaking Shakespeare and creating trouble. Horse-drawn wagon rides are a new addition to the evening. 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.
HUMAN RIGHTS BENEFIT. The Derechos Humanos Coalition and the Arizona Border Rights Project are holding a benefit fundraiser beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, November 5, at Pappy's Restaurant, 375 N. Stone Ave. This fundraiser will benefit programs aimed at civil rights, border monitoring, and providing speakers and educators. Call José Matus at 770-1373 for information.
GEM SHOW. The Old Pueblo Lapidary Club hosts the 23rd annual Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show, November 3 through 5, at Rillito Race Park, 4502 N. First Ave. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is a $3 donation, children under 12 are free with an adult. Call 323-9154 for information.
ART & CRAFT FAIR. The Arizona Polish Club hosts an arts and crafts fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 4 at 7474 E. Speedway. Seventy-five artists will be displaying and selling their works. Free and open to the public. Call 296-1886 for information.
SERVING FOR YOUTH. Ristorante Capriccio, 4825 N. First Ave., hosts an afternoon of elegant dining Sunday, November 22, with a delectable gourmet Italian feast to benefit Youth At Risk, a program providing education and support for homeless teens. Cost is $50 per person and is tax deductible. Reservations required. Call 887-2333 for reservations and information.
CELEBRITY WAITER DINNER. The 11th annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction gets underway from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, at the Double Tree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. Proceeds will aid research for Leukemia, which kills 41 people every week in Arizona. Single tickets are $30, $300 for a table of 10. Call the Leukemia Society at (800) 568-1372 for information.
CHINESE ECONOMICS. The U. S./China People's Friendship Association presents Kaiser Kuo and three Chinese scholars from the University of Arizona who will provide a roundtable discussion on China's technical and economic efforts at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 5, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. Lecture is free. Call C.Y. Fan at 621-2778; or Bill Rux at 298-1380 for information.
UA ART LECTURE. UA Museum of Art, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. Joseph Traugott, curator of the Johnson Gallery at the University of New Mexico, will discuss Curatorial Experiments: From Fine Arts to Pop Culture, at 3 p.m. Friday, November 3. Lecture is free. Call 621-7570 for information.
LATIN AMERICAN ISSUES. UA visiting professor Alba Nora Martinez will discuss Maravilloso Mundo de Garciía Marquez from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, November 3, at the UA Social Sciences Building, Room 136. Lecture is free. Call 622-4002 for information.
TUCSON'S PAST. Alba Torres will discuss Tucson in the 1930s and 1940s, a free lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 5, at El Centro de Las Americas, 40 W. Broadway. Call Annette at 751-3895 for information.
ANTI-SEMITISM LECTURE. DuVal Auditorium, Arizona Health Sciences Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. The free UA Faculty Community Lecture Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 7, with Antisemitism in America, presented by Leonard Dinnerstein, Ph.D. Call 621-3512 for information.
SOUTHWEST IMAGES SERIES. The Arizona Historical Society continues its Fall Arizona Lecture Series, Southwest Images: The Photographers' Legacy, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evenings through November 15 in the AHS Auditorium, 949 E. Second St. Jay Von Orden presents C.S. Fly Captures Both Geronimo and General Crook on November 8. Individual lectures are $5. Call 628-5774 for registration and information.
EPIC SIGNING. The Book Mark, 5001 E. Speedway, celebrates 37 years of browsing with a monumental booksigning by 20 regional authors from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 4. On the roster are: Steve Bodio, Chuck Bowden, Glenn Boyer, David Brown, Sinclair Browning, Neil Carmony, Jane Candia Coleman, Scott Frank, Trudy Griffin-Pierce, James Griffith, Brian Laird, Susan Lowell, S. McClain, Greg McNamee, M.H. Salmon, Louise Serpa, Luis Urrea and Ofelia Zepeda. Call 881-6350 for information.
BOOKSIGNING. Authors Raymond Turner, Janice Bowers and Tony Burgess will sign copies of Sonoran Desert Plants from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at an open house at The Desert Laboratory at Tumamoc Hill in Tucson. Open house hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Event is free, but as parking is limited reservations are advised. Van transport will be available from PCC West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, at the south east parking lot beginning at 1 p.m. Call 629-9455 for reservations and information.
POETRY READING. Undergraduates from the UA creative writing program will read their poetry at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, in the Modern Languages Building auditorium on the UA mall west of Cherry Avenue. This free series of fall readings is presented by the UA Poetry Center. Call 321-7760 for information.
LAMPLIGHT READING. The Lamplight Reading Series reconvenes at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 5, at The Grill, 100 E. Congress. Poet Ann Dernier and fiction writer Davis Palmer will be featured. Call 743-0940 for information.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Poetry, short fiction and essays are being considered for Women in the Southwest, an anthology focusing on the diversity of women's experiences in the Southwest. Deadline is December 1. Send inquiries to Javelina Press, P.O. Box 42131, Tucson, AZ 85733.
SPARROWGRASS POETRY. Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum is offering a grand prize of $500 in its Awards of Poetic Excellence poetry contest. Poets may enter one poem only, 20 lines or less, on any subject and in any poetic style. Submitted poems will also be considered for publication. No entry charge. Deadline is November 30, 1995. Send poem to: Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc., Dept. L, 203 Diamond St., Sisterville, WV 26175.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Modern Poetry Society is seeking new original poetry for publication. Prizes ranging from $25 to $500 will be awarded with publication. Poems must be unpublished, 21 lines or less, printed or typewritten. One poem per entry only. Entries will not be returned. Send to: Modern Poetry Society, P.O. Box 2029, Dunnellon, FL 34430. Deadline is November 15.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Border Playfest Competitions is seeking new, unpublished, unproduced one-act plays. Winners will be announced at the Border Book Fest, March 22 through 24, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Submit a bound script and SASE to: The Border Book Festival, Attention: Deborah LaPorte, 224 N. Campo, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Deadline is November 5.
DEAD POETS SOCIETY. The Dead Poets Society is a writing forum and network designed for people who write and hide it in boxes. For more information call 577-2444.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS. Teach someone to read. Become a tutor for literacy volunteers of Pima County. Call 884-8337 for information.
JUST FOR KIDS. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra's Brass Quintet performs free Just For Kids concerts at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 4, at The Temple Of Music And Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Free and open to the public. Call TSO at 792-9155 for information on this and other children's programs.
SCIENCE ALIVE! Help Dr. William Harvey figure out the Secrets of the Heart at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at the Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave. The show is free with admission to the museum. Call the Children's Museum at 792-9985 for information. Call 326-3583 for Science Alive! school programs.
LOWELL SIGNING. Author Susan Lowell will sign copies of her new novel, The Boy With Paper Wings, from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, November 3, at the Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave.; and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, November 4, at Kid's Center, 1725 N. Swan Road. Call the Haunted Bookshop at 297-4843 or Kid's Center at 322-5437 for information.
MEET THE AUTHORS. Harelson Elementary School, 826 W. Chapala Drive, presents its sixth annual book fair and autograph party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 8. More than fifteen local authors and illustrators, including Susan Lowell and David Christiana, will attend. Call 292-4450 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.
F.E.M.A.L.E. Formerly Employed Mothers at the Leading Edge is a network of moms who have taken a break from their careers to be at home. Tucson has two chapters, northwest (529-8314) and central (325-6617). Chapters offer regular meetings, playgroups, Mom's Night Out activities and meals for new mothers. The central chapter meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, in the Rincon Room of the Alamo building at TMC, 5301 E. Grant Road. Children and adult books will be discussed at the meeting.
SINGLE MOTHERS BY CHOICE. Single Mothers by Choice is a support and networking group for women who have chosen to be or are considering becoming single mothers. The next meeting takes place at 10 a.m. Sunday, November 5. Call Leslie at 745-5677, or Jean at 745-6777, for information and meeting location.
LA FRONTERA WORKSHOPS. DES and La Frontera offer a variety of free parenting workshops on a monthly basis. Call Julie Mack at La Frontera, 884-9920 ext. 291, for registration and 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.
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. Enroll now in Parents As Teachers, a free home-based program for parents of children ages birth to 2 years. The Parent Connection also offers a meeting site, library, indoor/outdoor play areas and referral to community resources for families. 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. Opening November 4 and continuing through December 31, 1996: A Momento for My Descendants: The Buehman Studio Perspective, featuring the photographic works of German immigrant Henry Buehman. Continuing: Exploring 1870s Tucson, a hands-on exhibit showcasing Tucson's rich, multi-cultural heritage. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
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. 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, in 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. Continuing through November 22: Día de los Muertos--Day of the Dead, an exhibition and celebration of featuring several altars, gifts and other offerings to departed souls. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
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.
CLIMBING HIGH. Alex Lowe, world-renowned climber and member of the North Face Climbing Team, will give a free presentation at 8 p.m. Friday, November 3, at Summit Hut, 5045 E. Speedway. The presentation will focus on Lowe's recent expedition to the Tien Shan and Tamir ranges of Asia. A reception will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Call 325-2570 for information.
CALLING ALL BIKES. Paint peeling, busted rim, broken chain, blown tire, too small, too big? Bring that bike, no matter how clean or broken to Tucson Bicycles, 4743 E. Sunrise Drive, and donate it to the Salvation Army Christmas program. Both adult and children's bikes are needed. Tucson Bicycles will completely refurbish that old clunker and make it look like new. Call 57-7374 for information.
ARCHAEOLOGY TOURS. The Center for Desert Archaeology 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 more information on tours. Individual, group and corporate rates are available.
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 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, and "Birds of Tohono Chul Tours," at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Friday 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.
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 November early morning birdwalks begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Guided tours are held daily at 10, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Live animal interpretations are held daily at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Museum hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. Admission is $8.95 ages 13 and over, and $1.75 ages 6 through 12. Discount group rates are available.
SAN PEDRO HIKES. Organized hikes will be offered 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.
BUILD A TRAIL. Join Bob's Bargain Barn in improving our mountain parks and monuments by volunteering some Saturday hours for the "Build a Trail" program. Bob's and Pima Trails Association are aiming at work every Saturday throughout 1995. Call 325-3409 for registration and information.
CANS FOR CATS. Help keep the environment clean and keep a homeless cat safe and warm by recycling aluminum cans for the Hermitage Cat Shelter. This program, adapted from PAWS to Recycle, will continue throughout the year. Animal lovers are encouraged to call the Hermitage Cat Shelter at 571-7839 to arrange for pick-ups or drop-offs at various locations throughout town.
SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE. A free conference on sustainable communities will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 4, and again from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, November 5, at the UA Social Sciences building. Workshops cover topics from building your own solar oven or straw-bale house to community planning and transportation issues. Call 520-690-6356 for registration and information.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE. The Tucson/Pima County hazardous waste disposal site at 2440 W. Sweetwater Drive is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Friday and Saturday for household waste disposal. For more information call 740-3340.
RECYCLING CENTERS. The following recycling centers are open from 8 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month: Park Mall, 5870 E. Broadway; Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road; El Con Mall, 3611 E. Broadway; Tucson Marketplace, 210 N. Pantano Road; Bank One, southeast corner of Irvington Road and South Campbell Avenue; Foothills Mall, Ina Road at La Cholla Blvd.; Sunrise Elementary School, 5301 E. Sunrise Drive. For more information call 791-5000.
RECYCLING CENTERS. The following neighborhood drop-off centers are open 24 hours daily: 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.
ARIZONA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY. Non-members are invited to attend the next meeting of the Arizona Native Plant Society at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, at Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Dr. Richard Felger of the Drylands Institute will compare the western deserts of Australia and North America. Call 791-7963 for information.
BOTANICAL GARDENS. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Nursery hours are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday. Guided tours of the gardens are offered at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; and "Birds and Gardening" tours meet at 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Admission to the Botanical Gardens is $3, $2 for seniors, and free for children under 12. Call 326-9255 for information. The Master Composters of the Tucson Organic Gardeners staff a compost maintenance site at TBG with master composters on site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday to answer questions. Call the Compost Assistance Line at 798-6215; or call 883-0377 for information on monthly lectures.
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