GILA BOX RAP: The Gila Box is a stretch of BLM land along the Gila River that bighorn sheep, deer, black hawks, golden eagles and wintering bald eagles still call home. It harbors more than 20 threatened and Endangered Species, serving as an important corridor for migrating wildlife and a unique riparian area where Sonoran and Chihuahuan desert vegetation thrive. Hear more about this jewel among jewels in Arizona's dwindling riparian lands as naturalist Thoron Lane shares 20 years of experience in exploring the area in a free lecture and slide show at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, November 16, in the PAS building, Room 201, on the UA campus. Call 621-6874 for information.
PASSING TIME: UA prof Moira Geoffrion's current sculptural exhibition at the UA Joseph Gross Gallery gives new meaning to "passing time." Geoffrion says of the site-specific wall forms, "The layering and strata that are built up in the work reference aspects and interrelations of human time concepts with those of geological and archaeological time." The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 17, in the gallery at the south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. Show continues through January 5. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
CHILDE BYRON: This inventive play by Romulus Linney weaves a portrait of one of history's most fascinating and controversial literary figures--Lord Byron. Variety has described it as "a brilliant, witty, searing work that seeks and finds the man behind the romantic legend." The UA Theatre Arts Workshop production takes the stage at 8 p.m. November 16 through 18 in Room 116 of the new drama building in the Fine Arts Complex, southeast corner of Speedway and Park Avenue. Admission is free. Call 621-1162 for information.
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