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BOOGIE NIGHTS: Strut your inner stuff with another Bohemian Boogie at the Barefoot Ballroom.

This jolly band of gyrators shakes and grooves to a global beat, ranging from R&B and rock to reggae and the blues. Heck, there may even be a little Pat Boone or Wayne Newton kickin' around, all designed to "awaken your sacred fire of movement," and make you "dance with all the motion and emotion of many musical styles."

Get loose from 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday in Orts Space, 121 E. Seventh St. Admission is $3. For details, call 323-2438.

INSIDE OUT: Darin Schoeny examines inner and outer landscapes with Coalescence: Organic Abstractions, showing tonight in the Shane House Gallery.

Through material manipulations and "controlled chance," Schoeny amplifies and explores art as language, communicating his reverence for the earth. He calls his work "a means to express life, to balance the visual wonders around him."

Coalescence: Organic Abstractions shows from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 2 in the Shane House, 218 S. Fourth Ave. Call 792-3405 for information.

POP FLIES: László Veres and the Tucson Pops Orchestra dish up another evening of fine music at Reid Park.

This time mezzo-soprano Korby Myrick belts opera favorites, including the "Habañera" from Carmen and "Prince Orlofsky's Song" from Die Fledermaus. The orchestra will also showcase Egyptian Gardens, an original work by 13-year-old student composer Arcoiris Sandoval.

Show time is 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 3 at Reid Park's DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, north of 22nd Street and east of Country Club Road. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. For details, call 722-5853.

PICTORIAL PUZZLE: The stellar UA Center for Creative Photography continues its quarter-century anniversary with Why Photography?

This lecture by Trudy Wilner Stack, the center's curator of exhibitions and collections, taps into the 20th century's embrace of photography as an art form, and how that love-fest got started. She'll describe the medium's unique and defining characteristics as exemplified by the center's collections.

Founded by legendary wilderness photographer Ansel Adams and former UA president John Schaefer, the center contains more archives and individual works by 20th-century North American photographers than any other museum in the nation.

Along with Wilner Stack's lecture, the 25th anniversary celebration continues with two exhibits, Our Quarter Century: The University of Arizona's Center for Creative Photography Turns Twenty-Five, and Into Our Prime: Acquisitions Since 1996. The former features a historical overview of works drawn from the center's collection, including a photograph made each year between 1975 and 2000. Into Our Prime commemorates the extensive collection of research materials and art.

Wilner Stack will speak at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3. The exhibitions run through September 17. The Center for Creative Photography is on the southeast corner of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway Boulevard and Park Avenue. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Call 621-7968 for details.

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