Opening This Week
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 Saturday matinees at 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $4, $2 for children. A special presentation will be performed at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 19, at Borders Books and Music, 4235 N. Oracle Road. Call 790-0844 for reservations and information.
BIANCO THEATRE COMPANY. Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Opening November 12 and continuing November 13, 18 and 20: Murder He Wrote, a musical murder/mystery set in New York City during the holiday season as presented by this troupe of teenage actors. Tickets are $7, $5 for students and children. Performance times vary. Call Arnie Bianco at 290-9108 for reservations and information.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Opening with a preview performance November 9 and continuing through January 6: The Flight Before Christmas, a story about America's darkest and warmest hours when World War II was ending and families waited for their loved ones to come home. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 seniors/students/active military, and $6 for children. Performances are at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Reservations are required with payment due at that time. Call 886-9428.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11, only. Noel and Cole--Let's Do It!, a celebration of the words and music of Noel Coward and Cole Porter, featuring Steve Ross and Nancy Davis Booth. Performances begin at 8 p.m., with an additional 2 p.m. performance on Saturday. Tickets range from $17.50 to $22.50. Reservations are required. IT box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call 882-9721 for reservations and information.
ONE IN TEN THEATRE. Historic Y Theatre. 738 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 131. 770-9279. Opening November 15 and continuing through December 2: Raincheck the story of estranged friends who reunite after 17 years. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday, except for the final weekend. Advance tickets are $9, $8 seniors/students, and are available at Antigone Books. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 770-9279 for reservations and information.
ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast corner of Speedway and Park Avenue. 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 through November 18, with 2 p.m. matinees November 12, 18 and 19. Tickets range from $8 to $14, available through the UA Fine Arts box office. Call 621-1162 for information.
BALLYHOO PRODUCTIONS. Plaza Hotel Cabaret. 1900 E. Speedway. 327-7341. Continuing November 17, 18 and 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.
PCC CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Proscenium Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6909. 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.
BORDERLANDS THEATRE. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Continuing through November 11: Caras y Mascaras: A Drunkard's Tale, a drama by local playwright Silviana Wood. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 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.
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.
THEATRE CLASSES. Third Street Kids, an after-school performing arts school and company for children and youth with and without disabilities is holding performing arts exploration classes as well as acting and dance classes. Cost is $5 per class, with scholarships available. Call 622-4100 to 513-0259 for information.
CALL FOR PRODUCTIONS. a.k.a. Theatre is currently accepting submissions for collaborative productions for presentation during the 1996 calendar year. Plays selected for production will be determined in January 1996. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 1995. a.k.a. Theatre is located at 125 E. Congress. Call 623-7852 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
Etherton GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Opening November 14 and continuing through January 13: paintings by Gail Marcus-Orlen and Eriks Rudans and photographs by Vicki Ragan. An opening reception will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, November 18. 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.
PCC WEST CAMPUS ART GALLERY. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. Opening November 14, with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and continuing through December 14: photographs by Elaine Querry, paintings by Albert Kogel and sculpture by Ellen Phillips. 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. Opening November 9 and continuing through January 14 in the Exhibition Hall: Portraits of Clay: Pottery in Mata Ortiz, featuring works by Juan Quezada and fourteen other artists. Continuing through December 12 in the Gallery: Christmas for the Park '95, featuring one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments designed and made by a variety of artists. 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.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Opening November 11 and continuing through January 6: the annual Holiday Exhibition and Tenth Anniversary featuring a variety of works by many artists. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
UNION GALLERY. UA Student Union. 621-5123. Opening November 9, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., and continuing through November 22: Tucson Views: Alumni Invitational, a mixed media exhibit by UA alumni. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
APPARATUS GALLERY. 299 S. Park Ave. 791-3505. Continuing through December 31: selected paintings by Daniel Kriston. A reception will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, November 12. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Thursday Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Nights. Call 792-0313 for information.
CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. 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.
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.
DEGRAZIA GALLERY. Little Gallery, 6300 N. Swan Road. 299-9192. Continuing through November 18: Sands of Time, a collection of oil and pencil drawings by Tony C. Quesada. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
DESERT ARTISANS GALLERY. 6536-A Tanque Verde, La Plaza Shops. 722-4412. 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.
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.
HOTEL CONGRESS. 311 E. Congress. 622-8848. Continuing through December 17: Paintings by Charles Petrevan in the main lobby of the hotel.
ECLECTIC GALLERY. 69 E. Pennington St. 620-1668. Continuing through November 30: an exhibition of work by Allen Maertz, Phil Perry, Fern Barber and Bob Barber. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Thursday Night Art Walk and 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 and 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.
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.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Out Of Town
BISBEE GALLERY WALK. Art gallery owners of Old Bisbee present their own Saturday Night Gallery Walks the second Saturday of each month through March. Over 20 galleries and shops are open to 9 p.m. for their visitor's perusal and enjoyment. The next Gallery Walk takes place Saturday, November 11. Call the Coyotillo Gallery at (520) 432-5792 for information.
ART TALK. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave., offers the following lectures at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Education Building: Virgie Miller will discuss Art and Life in Bali on November 16. Call 624-2333 for information.
ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE. The first annual Tucson Arts and Social Change Gathering will take place Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12, at the Institute for Creative Studies, 530-B N. Stone Ave. Registration begins at 8 a.m. This gathering is intended to provide cultural workers, activists and artists an opportunity to network, brainstorm, develop strategies and celebrate an emerging cultural change movement, as well as the power of the arts to transform, heal, inspire and communicate. Workshops, interactive arts projects, events for children, disabled and elderly, round table discussions and an evening performance will be featured. A registration donation of $15 is suggested. Call the Alliance for Cultural Democracy at 791-9359 for information.
GEORGIA'S FLOWERS. Sandy Cord, a docent with the Tucson Museum of Art, will present Georgia O'Keefe Flower Gardens from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, at Ventana Vista Elementary School, 6085 N. Kolb Road. Cost is $5. Advance reservations required. Call Catalina Foothills Community Schools at 577-5304 for information.
UA ART LECTURE. Sculpture Helen Evens Ransaran will present a slide lecture, focusing on her works influenced by travels to Mexico, China, Japan and Africa at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 9, at the College of Architecture Auditorium, UA Campus, at the south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway Blvd. east of Park Avenue. Free and open to the public. Call 325-2181 for information.
FOLK TEXTILES. Sigrid Piroch, professional designer, handweaver and teacher, will present a slide lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 13, at Pima County Medical Society, 5199 E. Farness. Sponsored by the Tucson Visiting Artists Consortium and Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild. Call 326-5791 for information.
TILE WORKSHOP. WomanKraft, 388 S. Stone, is sponsoring a free workshop series called Story Telling in Tiles for adults and older children 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.
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.
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.
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
BERGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. 1200 W. Speedway. 327-4809. The Gospel Music Workshop of America, Tucson Chapter and other artists present a gospel music concert at 7:30 p.m., November 10 and 11. Tickets are $10, $7 seniors, $5 children under 12 years, and are available at all Dillard's box offices. Call 721-9454 for information.
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.
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA Campus, east of the Main Gate at Park Ave. and University Blvd. 621-3341. The Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Austria, will perform an all-Mozart concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 14. Call 621-3341 for tickets and information.
CROWDER HALL. UA College of Fine Arts. Pianist Michael Caldwell will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 12. The performance will feature the music of Chopin, Beethoven, Rodrigo and Still. Tickets range from $3 to $6 and are available through the UA Fine Arts box office or by calling 621-1162.
HOLSCLAW RECITAL HALL. UA campus, located at the south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. 621-2998. Elana Weber, Diana Grose, Su Cho, Enid Blount and Lori Scott will perform a clarinet studio recital featuring the music of Mozart, Finzi, Bernstein and Schuman at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 15. Free and open to the public. Call 621-2998 for information.
LOVE SONGS. String basist Sean Kelly Ball and tenor Mark Gordon Allen will perform artful interpretations of twelve Beatle songs at 7:30 p.m., November 10, 11 and 12 at Southside Presbyterian Kiva, 317 West 23rd Street. Admission is $5, $3 students, $2 children. Call 624-3880 for information.
MARIACHI LOS REYES. Mariachi los Reyes del Presidio will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 12, at Casas Adobes Congregational Church, 6801 N. Oracle Road. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and donations will be accepted. Call 297-1181 for information.
MOVEABLE MUSICAL FEAST. Join the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for its second Moveable Musical Feast of the season on Saturday, November 11, at the Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main. Cocktails are at 5 p.m. in the Plaza of the Pioneers, followed by dinner and performances by the Piano and String Trio and the Wind Quintet. Dinner will be served at Janos. A viewing of the museum's exhibit Contemporary Southwest Images X: The Stonewall Series will be featured. Tickets are $60 per person and can only be purchased through the TSO box office. Call the TSO at 882-8585 for reservations and information.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Andy M. Stewart of Scotland's Silly Wizard and Irish guitarist Gerry O'Beirne present an evening of Scotland's most known traditional ballads and Celtic songs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 15. Advance tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, TFTM and KXCI members and are available at Hear's Music, Piney Hollow, Loco Records and SWCM. Tickets may be charged by calling 327-4809 or 881-3947 ($1 fee). Tickets are $13 and $11 at the door.
ST. PHILIP'S IN THE HILLS. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. St. Philip's Friends of Music are hosting a performance by The American Boychoir at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 11. Tickets are $10, $5 children 12 years and under. Call St. Philip's Friends of Music at 299-6421 for future concerts and membership information.
TIPPET IN TUCSON. English composer Sir Michael Tippet will join the Faculty and Tucson Symphony Orchestra String Quartet for a recital at 8 p.m. Monday, November 13, at Crowder Hall, at the UA Fine Arts College. Admission is $8, $5 UA employees, $3 seniors/ students, and are available at the Fine Arts box office. This performance is in conjunction with Sir Tippet's week-long guest residency November 12 through November 18, in which he will be giving lectures and performances. Call MusiCall at 621-2998 for information.
BROWN BAG CONCERTS. Tucson Scottish Rite member Janet Miller will perform an organ concert from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 160 S. Scott Ave. The Tucson Goodtime Singers will perform from noon to 1 p.m. in the Main Library plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave.
LA PLACITA CONCERTS. Free concerts are held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave., in the gazebo area. Upcoming performances include: November 9, Trio Contempo; November 14, organist Sandy Sanford; and November 16, Patty and Tom Chestnut. Call 623-2748 if you would like to participate.
TIPPET LECTURE. English composer Sir Michael Tippet will present a lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 16, at the UA College of Music and Dance, Room 146. Free and open to the public. Call MusiCall at 621-2998 for information.
SONGWRITERS CIRCLE. The Tucson Songwriters Circle will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 9, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. "Food" will be the theme. Open to new members. Call Bruce at 884-7440 for information.
BLUEGRASS JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Join in the fun from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, at this monthly bluegrass music jam. Everyone is welcome, with practiced players invited to join.
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. 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.
Opening This Week
TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART. 330 S. Scott Ave. The Neva Russian Dance ensemble will perform a concert of Russian character dance at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 12. Music will be performed by the UA Balalaika Orchestra. Tickets are $10, with discounts for students and TFTM members, and are available at the ATC box office and all Dillard's box offices. Call the ATC box office at 622-2823 for tickets and information.
UKRAINIAN HORYANY. Ukrainian song and dance troop Horyany will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, November 7, at the UA Student Union, downstairs in The Cellar. Tickets are $10, $5 students, children under 12 are free. Call 296-0085 for information.
RUSSIAN DANCE WORKSHOP. Vladimir Riazansyev of the Igo Moiseyev Folk Ballet of Moscow will teach a class in character dance at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 11, at UA Ina Gittings Building. Dance students with ballet, jazz, tap or folk of all skill levels are welcome to attend. Bring practice clothing and comfortable shoes. Cost is $10. Call Richard Holden at 743-7976 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.
BIG BAND DANCE. The Veterans Day Big Band Ballroom Dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 12, at Quality Hotel and Suites, 475 N. Granada. U. S. Army musicians from Ft. Huachuca will perform the best of the '40s, '50s and '60s. Antique cars, the Hot Flashes tap dance group, a no-host bar and crooner Bobby Myhre will round out the evening. Tickets are $12 per person and available at Dillard's ticket outlets.
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.
DANCE OF THE DECADE. Dance the swing, jitterbug and the mambo at the AMC Dance of the Decade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16, at the Savoy Opera House, in Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Tickets are free; however, they are available only on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets may be picked up at Jones Intercable, 8251 N. Cortaro Road; Ship and Mail, 4725 E. Sunrise Drive; Check Cashers, 3815 S. Sixth Ave.; and the Savoy Opera House.
SERVING FOR YOUTH. Ristorante Capriccio, 4825 N. First Ave., hosts an afternoon of elegant dining Sunday, November 12, 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 Leukemia Society's 11th annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction gets underway from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, at the Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. Proceeds will aid research for leukemia, which kills 41 people every week in Arizona. Tickets are $30 per person, $300 for a table of 10. Advance reservations may be made by calling the Leukemia Society at (800) 568-1372.
TRANSPORTATION FAIR. The Pima Association of Governments (PAG) Transportation Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 11, at El Con Mall, 3601 E. Broadway, at the southeast entrance. The public will be given the opportunity to voice their opinion regarding Tucson roads, transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and special transportation needs. Free and open to the public. Call PAG at 792-1093 for information.
SHALOM POINSETTIAS. Orders are currently being taken through November 17 for Tucson Shalom House's annual Christmas poinsettia sale. Plants are $10 and will be available for pick-up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 5151 E. Broadway. Proceeds benefit Shalom House programs for homeless mothers and their children. 50 percent of contributions are tax deductible. Send a check and order information to: Tucson Shalom House, 3857 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85705, or call 292-5667.
Out Of Town
ARTS FESTIVAL. The Holy Trinity Monastery in St. David presents a Fine Art and Crafts Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 11 and 12. Over 70 exhibitors will participate along with food booths and live music. Take I-10 east to exit 303 at Benson. Follow Highway 80 south past St. David to mile post 302.
HOLIDAY AUCTION. The Boys and Girls Clubs 15th annual Holiday Auction will be held Saturday, November 25, at the Westin La Paloma, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive. Call Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson at 623-2543 for reservations and information.
BILL OF RIGHTS. The Arizona Bar Foundation and the UA are sponsoring a Bill of Rights Film & Discussion Program, featuring American democracy, American values and the free press from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 19, at the UA Gallagher Theatre, located at the Student Union. Following the showing of the film Network, a panel of judges, attorneys and humanities scholars will discuss the Bill of Rights issues inherent in the film. Audience participation is welcome. Free and open to the public. Free parking at the Mountain and Second Street garage. Call James Todd, UA Political Science Professor, at 621-6852 for information.
SOCIAL CHANGE. Jon Russell of Network for a New Culture will present two lectures at the Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. At 2 p.m. Sunday, November 12, Russell will speak on The Role of the Individual and Community in Global Change. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 13, Russell will present a slide lecture and answer questions about Germany's ZEGG Intentional community, where he recently spent several months. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Call 628-8720 for information.
HEALING WORDS. Authors Jann Arrington Wolcott, Dr. Victoria Krueger and Bobette Perrone will present a roundtable discussion entitled Powerful Women, Powerful Words, at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 9, at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, in the Wilson Room. These women will discuss traditional belief systems and alternative healing practices, based on interviews with women healers from Native American, Hispanic and Western traditions. Free to members, $2 for non-members. Reservations required. Call 742-6455 for reservations and information.
OSTEOPOROSIS. Dr. Gregg G. Libby, chiropractor, will present a free lecture on osteoporosis prevention through nutrition from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, November 13, and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, at his clinic at 4720 E. Mission Drive, near Swan Road and Skyline. Call 577-0999 for reservations and information.
SECRETS OF DREAMLAND. Norio Hayakawa presents Secrets of Dreamland, a lecture and exposé of the alleged secret government's projects at Area 51, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 11, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd Street. Cost is $10. Call BKW Productions at 323-2371 for information.
MILITARY IN OUR SCHOOLS. The American Friends Service Committee and SANOY (Southern Arizona Non-Military Opportunities for Youth) are sponsoring a showing of JROTC: The Military in America's High Schools, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 13, at the Pima Friends Meetinghouse, 93d1 N. Fifth Ave. The video will be followed by discussion. Free and open to the public. Call the American Friends Service Committee at 623-9141 for information.
BOOKSIGNING. Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave. 297-4843. Jann Arrington Wolcott will sign copies of her new novel Brujo from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, November 10.
BOOKSIGNING. Kid's Center, 1725 N. Swan Road. 322-5437. Tucson author Lucille Recht Penner will be signing copies of her books including Sitting Bull, The Statue of Liberty, The True Story of Pocahontas, and The Little Women Book, from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, November 10.
BOOKSIGNING. Bookman's Used Books and Music, 1930 E. Grant Road. 325-5767. Micah S. Hackler, creator of the Sheriff Lansing mysteries, will sign copies of her latest book, Legend of the Dead, from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, November 10.
READING/SIGNINGS. Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. 792-3715. Barbara Kingsolver will read from and sign copies of her book High Tide in Tucson at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 11. C. Diane Ealy will lead a free workshop drawing from her book The Woman's Book of Creativity, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 15.
BOOKSIGNINGS. Borders Books and Music, 4235 N. Oracle Road. 292-1331. Alison Moore, UA professor and author of Synonym for Love and Small Spaces Between Emergencies, will present a reading and signing at 7 p.m. Friday, November 10. Donna Nordin from Cafe TerraCotta will have a tasting and booksigning of her new Contemporary Southwest--The Cafe TerraCotta Cookbook at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 11.
BOOKSIGNINGS. The Book Mark, 5001 E. Speedway. 881-6350. Jan Arrington Wolcott will sign copies of her novel Brujo and Karen Mulford will sign copies of her book Arizona's Historic Restaurants and their Recipes from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 11. Richard J. Morgan will give a slide presentation and book signing of A Guide to Historic Missions and Churches from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 11. Barbara Kingsolver will give a reading and signing of High Tide in Tucson from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, November 16.
JAMES JOYCE SOCIETY. The James Joyce Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, at the Bowler Room of the Cafe Magritte, 254 E. Congress St. All people interested in Joyce and his works are welcome. Call 623-8905 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.
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.
DAY OF READING. Bookman's Kids' Club and Literacy Volunteers present A Day of Reading and Fun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 11, at the northwest Bookman's, 3733 W. Ina Road. Authors Susan Lowell and Carl Olson will join the fun as well as Tuffy the Toro. Free and open to the public. Call 579-0303 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.
TUSD CLASSROOMS. The TUSD Governing Board is hosting an evening of classroom demonstrations focusing on instruction and curriculum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, at Catalina High School, 3645 E. Pima Road. The public can see interactive classroom demonstrations at all grade levels. Call TUSD Communications at 617-7303 for information.
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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Women volunteers are urgently needed as phone mentors for young women who return to their community after participating in Job Corps training. These women need personal guidance and emotional support to help them assess and meet their current and future needs. Call Women In Community Service, Inc., at 792-3015 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Children to Children, a non-profit grief support center for children and their families, seeks volunteers to train as support group facilitators. The next training session begins in September. Call 322-9155 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Tucson Centers for Women and Children (TCWC) seeks volunteers for multiple services for survivors of domestic violence. Call 795-8001 for information. Your involvement makes a difference.
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.
M.O.M. Mothers On The Move, an alliance of entrepreneurial mothers, meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, at the Tucson Racquet Club, 4001 N. Country Club Road. This month's topic will be M.O.M.s Meet Yourself, a time for current and prospective members to share information about their businesses. M.O.M is a support, networking and resource exchange group for women juggling business ownership and parenthood. Cost is $3, $5 for guests, dinner is extra. Call 885-1593 for information.
MENTORS NEEDED. Jewish Family & Children's Services, a non-sectarian service agency for people of all races, religions and ethnic origins, seeks women to serve as mentors for teenage mothers in high school. If those interested and can spend an hour weekly for a six-month period with one young mother, JFCS will train participants through orientation and provide practical ongoing advice and assistance. Contact Bonnie Kneller-Hernandez at 795-0300 for more 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.
RIALTO THEATRE GALLERY. 318 E. Congress St. 740-0126. Continuing: an exhibition of historic theatre photos, artifacts and cinematic memorabilia as part of an effort to educate the public about the history of downtown theatres and the renovation of the Rialto. The exhibit traces the history of 20 prominent theatres located downtown between the 1920 and the 1980. Call 795-1420 for information and exhibit hours.
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 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.
EL TOUR DE TUCSON. Registration is open for the 13th annual El Tour de Tucson, scheduled for Saturday, November 18. Call PBAA at 745-2033 to register and/or participate in any of El Tour's activities; or pick up applications and information at any bicycle shop, Tail Winds or First Interstate Bank. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate.
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.
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.
Sierra Club. The Sierra Club offers many outdoor activities including bike trips, campouts, picnics, singles events and various hikes for all levels. Call the Sierra Club at 620-6401 for information.
ROOTED IN SALMON. The Student Environmental Action Coalition presents Rooted in Salmon, a multi-media presentation on the endangered temperate rainforest of British Columbia's mainland coast, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 9, at the UA Campus, Anthropology Building, room 216. Call Amy at 624-7893 for 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.
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.
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.
SHARP ACCENTS. Tohono Chul Grounds Curator, Russ Buhrow, will hold a workshop on how water-wise cacti in all their variations can form an integral part of any home landscape at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 14, at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte in the Performance Garden. Cost is $2, free for members. Reservations required. Call 742-6455 for reservations and 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.
TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS. 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.
MUSIC: Quick, what's the best-selling album of all time in England? I could give you a couple thousand guesses and you still probably wouldn't come up with Stars by Simply Red, which is the correct answer. It's always fascinated and somewhat annoyed me how the British show a greater appreciation for soul music than do most Americans. Indeed, over the past 15 years, the Brits have kept soul music alive while American black acts have turned to bullshit rap and tinny girl-group nonsense. And so it is that soul aficionados welcome Life, the newest release by Simply Red, a group built around the best soul singer in the world today, Mick Hucknall. Those of you who remember him from his video, "Holdin' Back The Years" as a red-haired, pimply-faced schlub will be amazed at his appearance. He looks like he's gone Hollywood, but thankfully his amazing tenor voice is still from just this side of heaven. In Life, he wraps that vocal gift around everything from the soulful "You Make Me Believe" to the funk jam "Remembering..." and then on to the off-beat "Fairground," the group's current single. It's one of the best, most satisfying albums I've heard this year.
TELEVISION: Streets of Laredo, miniseries on CBS Sunday and Tuesday. It's sweeps months, so everybody is bringing out the big guns. CBS hits a bullseye with Laredo, which utilizes the talents of the most popular TV actor of all time, James Garner, with a dynamite story that's the sequel to the best TV miniseries of all time, Lonesome Dove. The great strength (and occasional weakness) of the mini-series form is that it allows for a gentle unfolding of a story and most often stays close to the book on which it is based, unlike feature films which fold, spindle and mutilate--then tack on a different ending. In this sequel, Captain Woodrow Call (Garner), one of the few people to have survived Dove's harrowing cattle drive, is a bounty hunter tracking a vicious young Mexican bandit, pitting wisdom and experience against youth and savagery. Great cast, great scenery, great dialogue. (Insider's note: Because of a bad back, Garner was prohibited by his insurance company from riding a horse during the filming, so look for some interesting camera angles.)
ON THE WEB: Okay, finally something for normal people to get excited about on the Web (besides The Weekly, of course). The National Basketball Association has a slick new site. There's a separate page for each of the 29 teams and lots of other features, including downloadable videos and sound bites, stats, ticket info and schedules. You can also vote on-line for the All-Star game, send e-mail to NBC's Inside Stuff program and even print out scorecards on which to keep stats during NBA games. I knew this computer stuff would come around some day. You can find it at http://www.nba.com/.
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