Events This Week

Listings ACTIVIST CONFERENCE. UA Modern Languages Building, Room 311. The Southern Arizona People's Law Center, the Tucson Arts Brigade, Tools of Resistance Planning Committee and other grassroots organizations present this day-long conference to share information and strategies in order to become a unified political force for social justice in Tucson. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and is free. Call Maritza at 623-7306 for information.

ART AUCTION. Mexican American Cultural Art Center. 222 E. Sixth St. Enjoy the first-annual Mexican American Cultural Art Center Art auction from 7 to
10 p.m. on Saturday, December 12. Admission is free with auction proceeds going towards promoting and sponsoring exhibitions and community events. Call 624-6878 for information.

FARMERS' MARKET. St. Philip's Plaza, River Road and Campbell Avenue. Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to
1 p.m., more than 20 vendors sell fresh produce, teas, honey, jams, lemon curd, bread, smoked beef and more.

FOURTH AVENUE STREET FAIR. Fourth Avenue between University Boulevard and Congress Street. This annual gathering of local and national artisans fills the avenue from morning till dusk, with eight blocks of vendors featuring novelty, craft, fine art, clothing, jewelry, food, houseware and regional gift items. The street fair runs Friday through Sunday, December 11 through 13. Live music, performance art, and children's activities will highlight the proceedings.

HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR. Arizona Historical Society.
949 E. Second St. The Publications Division of the Arizona Historical Society celebrates its 23rd-annual Holiday Book Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 11. Call 628-5774 for information.

OPEN STUDIO. 425 E. 17th St. Tucson illustrator Paul Mirocha opens his new studio for a show and sale from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 13. Call 623-1515 for information.

RAW BENEFIT. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. RAW announces First Silent Auction, a fundraiser for the gallery, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, December 12. RAW is a not-for-profit gallery run by artists, for artists. Refreshments will be served and musical entertainment will be provided by Paul Mirocha. Call George E. Huffman at 882-6927 for information.

SONGDOG CELEBRATION. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. Celebrate the opening of the Desert Museum's new coyote exhibit with songs by Patti Horn, coyote interpretations by museum docents, and more. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13. Call 883-3018 for information.

SPIRIT WEAVERS' ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL. Oracle Plaza. 6310 N. Oracle Road. Celebrate the spirit of giving with more than 80 juried artisans' works from across the Southwest, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 12, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 13. Call 546-4656 for information.

WALKING TOUR. Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House. 151 S. Granada Ave. Enjoy this walking tour of Tucson's history, including more than 20 homes, sites, and buildings from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. Cost is $4.50 for adults, with reduced rates for children. Reservations are recommended. Call 622-0956 for information.

WEAVING EVENT. Arizona State Museum. 1013 E. University Blvd. The Tohono O'odham Basket Weavers Association presents Weaving: The Soul of Fiber from Friday through Sunday, December 11 through 13. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 621-4523 for information.

ZUZI DANCE BENEFIT. Zenith Center. 330 E. Seventh St. Dance the night away at this benefit for the Zuzi Dance Lab, starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, December 12. Admission is $5.

Out Of Town

SONGS OF THE CHANGING SEASON. 44 Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford. The Arizona Folklore Preserve presents Dolan Ellis, Arizona's official balladeer, performing original and traditional ballads in Ramsey Canyon. Show time is 2 p.m., and reservations are required. Call 378-6165, or e-mail www.quikpages.com/A/arizonaflp, for reservations and information.


MASS FOR THE THIRD MILLENNIUM. Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 2331 E. Adams St. 327-6857. This experimental liturgy includes dance, Celtic harp, meditation, discussion, readings, and social hour with snacks and beverages. Especially welcoming to singles, the gay community, and people on a spiritual journey of whatever faith. It takes place on the first, third and fifth Fridays.

OPEN HOUSE. The Conquistadors Toastmasters' open house is at 7 p.m. every Thursday at La Quinta Inn, 6404 E. Broadway Blvd. Call Randy Lindsey at 745-3915 for information.

TUCSON TALL CLUB. The Tall Club is a social club for women 5'10" and taller, and men 6'2" and taller. The club meets at a different location every Friday for happy hour. Interested people should call Linda at 321-9554 for information.

TV SHOW TAPING. Take part in the live taping of It's About You, a show about relationships, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Friday. Call 299-2708 for free tickets and information. TW

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