City Week

Thursday 31

DEEP WELLES. A Mexican government investigator and his young American wife put their honeymoon on hold in a U.S. border town when they're entangled in a frame-up planned by the town's top cop.

Orson Welles stars as Sheriff Quinlan, who tries to frame the investigator, Mike Vargas, played by Charlton Heston, and his bride Susan, played by Janet Leigh, on drug and murder charges.

Touch of Evil, best film at the 1958 Brussels World Fair and a classic among classics, will be shown tonight on the large outdoor screen in the plaza of La Placita Village. The show is part of Cinema La Placita's classic movie series.

There is no charge for Touch of Evil, but a $3 donation is appreciated for the restoration of the historic Fox Theatre. La Placita Village is located at 110 S. Church Ave., at Broadway Boulevard. Parking is available on Stove Avenue, just south of Broadway.

Friday 1

PRETTY WOMEN. Groups like Diana Ross and the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas and the Shirelles put together an impressive list of pop hits in the 1960s.

You Can't Hurry Love, To Know Him is to Love Him and Dancing in the Street are but a few of the numbers that bolted up the charts, cashing in on teen angst.

Now the Reveille Gay Men's Chorus of Tucson plays tribute to to these wonderful women in a performance called Those Beautiful Girls. Chorus director Jim Taylor has re-keyed and rearranged all of the songs for the 35 voices of Reveille.

Two concerts, at 8 tonight and Saturday, will be performed at Pima Community College's Proscenium Theater at the west campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Tickets cost $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave.; Tucson Trunk, 5605 E. River Road and Rainbow Planet Coffee House, 606 N. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 617-3100.

DANCING INTO SUMMER. A Time to Dance studio bills itself as a troupe of more than 100 children and teens and a "sprinkling of adults."

See how director Dee Dee Doell gets them all moving in the right directions as the troupe performs The Maharajah's Wedding. Doell choreographed the production, which features a rousing musical score and beautiful costumes.

The performance centers on the majestic Maharajah, who must risk his life to save his bride from the evil Pirate Queen and her minions. He is aided by the kindly Oracle, who makes the ultimate sacrifice to help the Maharajah discover the one secret that can defeat the Pirate Queen.

Performances are scheduled for 7 tonight and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind's Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. Saturday's performance also will include class acts in ballet, jazz and tap. Tickets cost $5 and are available in advance by calling 320-1566 or 327-5137.

HERE'S THE PITCH. How about some great baseball, cheap hot dogs and cold beer? The Tucson Sidewinders, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, return tonight for an eight-game homestand at Tucson Electric Park. Following tonight's game against the Iowa Cubs (farm club of the intrepid Chicago Cubs), fans will be treated to a fireworks spectacular.

The Sidewinders will be in town through June 8, with a bunch of promotions in the week ahead. Monday is Cricket Ticket night, with free tickets available at Cricket and Joe Christiani Mobile Communications outlets. On Tuesdays, families can buy $6 tickets good for up to four admissions. On Wiener Wednesday, hot dogs cost a mere 25 cents, with two-for-one vouchers available at all local Wienerschnitzel outlets. Thursday is buck-beer night, with beer and soft drinks priced at just one dollar.

First pitch tonight is 7 p.m. at Tucson Electric Park, 2500 E. Ajo Way. Tickets run between $4.50 and $8. For more information call 434-1021.

Saturday 2

A DELICIOUS PAST. Sample great beer, food and spirits--of the past--in an offbeat event at the Pima Air and Space Museum.

Brewers and restaurateurs offer terrific menus and brews available for tasting at the museum's fourth annual Flight Line Food and Beverage Tasting.

The event will be held inside the two World War II hangars and the general aviation hangar located at the museum. Docents will be on hand to share the historical background of aircraft and artifacts found inside. Visitors will have the opportunity to ride the Morphis, a full-motion flight simulator.

A $35 ticket also includes a one-pint tasting glass, food and beverage samples and a tasting guide.

Special premium beverages will be offered to those who brave the experience. Other premium options will be offered. And free service will be available to drive patrons home who feel uncomfortable driving themselves.

The dress-casual event for those 21 and older is from 6 to 9 tonight. Tickets are available at the museum; The Rumrunner, 3200 E. Speedway Blvd.; Plaza Liquors, 2642 N. Campbell Ave.; and Magee Road Liquors, 7980 N. Oracle Road. The Pima Air and Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Road. For more information, call 618-4804.

HEAVENLY GALA. MarsQuest is an exhibit of national stature developed by NASA, the Space Science Institute of Boulder, the University of Colorado and Arizona State University.

Tonight, to mark the opening of the prestigious exhibit brought in by the Tucson Children's Museum, the board of trustees will launch Mars Under the Stars, a Celestial Celebration. The gala promises an evening of fine dining, romance and discovery.

Not to mention Arizona Daily Star cartoonist Dave Fitzsimmons, who will entertain guests during the cocktail hour silent auction. Mayor Bob Walkup, founder of the Arizona Space Commission, is host for the evening.

The auction's offerings will include a signed photo of astronaut Alan Bean on the moon, original oil paintings by renowned space artists and special getaway packages--just don't expect to get as far away as the red planet.

Entertainment includes a 3-D slide presentation by Life magazine's science photo of the year winner Peter Smith. Smith developed a camera that brought the world pictures of the Martian landscape during the Pathfinder mission.

The event celebrates the opening of MarsQuest, an exhibit organized around several geographic locations on Mars: Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system; Valles Marineris, a canyon as long as the United States is wide; and Ares Vallis, the Pathfinder landing site.

For each location, the exhibit makes comparisons between Mars and Earth, giving visitors a real sense of the Martian environment. More than 20 interactive experiences and four demonstration models invite visitors to play the part of explorers.

The gala starts at 6 tonight at the Marriott University Park, 880 E. Second St. Tickets cost $125 per person. For tickets and more information, call 792-9985, ext. 105.

MarsQuest runs through August 31 at Park Place. Show hours are 10 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Ticket prices are $4.50 adults, $4 seniors and $3.50 children. For more information, call 792-9985.

SUITE, SUITE MUSIC. Soothing bossa novas, romantic ballads, swinging sambas and sizzling salsa.

The Arizona Republic says Novo Mundo has "a surprising command of the samba sound and the Brazilian Portuguese vocals."

Novo Mundo, featuring the vocals of guitarist Kay Peter, who sings in Portuguese, English and Spanish, is the first band in Summerset Suite, a jazz series at La Placita Village.

Every Saturday, from 8 to 11 p.m., sweet music will fill the air at Broadway and Church. Each week features a different lineup, but if you're a serious jazz fan, mark your calendar for June 9, when the series hosts the second annual Tucson Jazz Guitar Festival.

Tonight's show is $11. Tucson Jazz Society members pay $6. Ticket prices vary for other performances, from $11 to $15 for nonmembers, $6 to $8 for members. Join the society and get all five concerts in the series for $25. Tickets are available at the door, or by calling 903-1265.

Sunday 3

MAKE FRIENDS WITH A FARMER. It's not too hot to get out today and shop at the Tucson Farmer's Market.

Beat the heat with the market's new summer hours, 7 a.m. to noon every Sunday.

And there's more good news ... the market's got a new guy in from California selling some super luscious fruit.

Art Lange, who grows his gems in orchards in Reedley, Calif., will be driving all the way to Tucson to offer his Honeycrisp tree-ripened fruit. He'll have peaches, nectarines and plums. Later in the season, shoppers will find oranges and apricots at Lange's stand.

Regulars already know about the great selection of organically-raised vegetables and fruits always available at the market, located in St. Philip's Plaza, at the corner of River Road and Campbell Avenue. For more information, call 743-8063 or e-mail

Monday 4

TIPS FROM THE PROS. If you're a struggling actor, or an actor who needs to learn how to pretend he's struggling, you may want to check out some great workshops that begin today.

The International Arts Center is offering three workshops for teen and adult performing artists. Instructors include longtime theater, television and film director Rob Walker and director/choreographer Mickey Nugent.

Walker, who recently directed Circus for Columbia-TriStar, has worked with Gary Oldman, Elizabeth Hurley and Miranda Richardson.

Nugent's directing credits include national tours of The Little Prince, Will Rogers Follies and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. As a performer, he has toured with Cats and Grease.

Walker and Nugent will work together in conducting a weeklong workshop for teens ages 15 to 18. The workshop, called the Performing Arts Intensive, is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 4-8 and June 11-15. The cost is $199.

Two other workshops are offered.

The first, Acting for the Camera, is for adults (19 and over) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16 and 17. Cost is $139.

The second, Your Career in Musical Theater for Teens, also is for performers ages 15-18. It is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16. Cost is $119.

Enrollment is limited. To register, call 903-0918.

Tuesday 5

BIG DEAL. A big show with small art--but don't call it a show of miniatures, at least not in front of Candice Davis and Mike Domiguez.

The owners of Davis Dominguez Gallery prefer to call their small-works invitational the "Biggest Little Show in Tucson."

It's a tough challenge to make a complete statement using a small amount of material, so the 50 or so works are the result of much thought and creativity.

The idea is par for course for the gallery, which often features an unpredictable wildcard list of local personalities whose art might not otherwise be seen by the public.

The show runs through July 28 at the gallery at 154 E. Sixth St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. A reception is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. June 16. For more information, call 629-9759.

Wednesday 6

DIRTY PICTURES. Valerie Galloway's black-and-white photographs of nudes are stained with coffee.

Galloway's not sloppy; the coffee treatment gives her photos an aged feel. Then she frames the shots between pieces of antique glass, which she welds together with lead, making her work objects as well as photographs.

The photographs focus on the subtle relationships between beauty and pain, fragility and power, sadness and joy.

Often erotic and sometimes disturbing, the images usually are ambiguous, raising the question, "Is something sinister happening here, or something tender?"

Galloway offers these words with her exhibit, which she calls Nightbirds:


the night is the time for secret activities

the time of mistresses and vixens, lonely men and wilting flowers, cabarets and broken women.

Night is dark rooms and dangled limbs

night is sadness and fear

night is quiet

night is sexy

these are the Nightbirds

The exhibition, which opened Friday, June 1, runs through July 21 at Elizabeth Cherry Contemporary Art, 441 E. Grant Road. For more information, call Cherry at 903-0577.