January 5 - January 11, 1995

[City Week Listings]



ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Peter Marroney Theatre. Fine Arts Complex, south end of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway east of Park Avenue. 621-1162. Previews January 29 and 30; production run February 1 through 11: Mad Forest, an incisive portrait of a society in turmoil, focusing on two families living under the reign and collapse of a totalitarian regime.

Opening This Week

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art Alice B. Holsclaw Theatre. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210. Opening January 7 and continuing through January 28: The Old Matador, a new comedy about a southwestern family whose patriarchal leader wants to spend their life savings on a trip to Spain to fulfill his life-long dream of becoming a great bullfighter. An evening of music, humor and magical realism. Weekday performances are at 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call for matinee times.

OLD PUEBLO PLAYWRIGHTS. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. South Sixth Avenue at 14th Street. 884-4877. The 1995 New Play Festival opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 5 and continues through January 8, with weekend performances at 1 p.m. only. Format is staged readings of 11 new works from comedy to tragedy, stark realism to classic symbolism. Tickets are $5 per performance at the door, or $19 for the entire festival.

Last Chance

a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Continuing through January 8: The America Play, the first a.k.a. production with an African-American playwright and director together with a multi-cultural cast, explores the "Great Hole of History." Sly and subversive, this satire promises to challenge our assumptions about race and history. Call for reservations and information.

THE PEOPLE WHO DO THAT. a.k.a. Theatre. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Arizona's only wild, robust and meaty sketch comedy troupe will continue to perform their filth and lies at 11 p.m. on January 6 and 7. The next new show will premiere January 27. Tickets are $5.

THE GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through January 7: A Christmas Carol. Show times are 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday; and at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and active military and $6 for kids 12 and under. Reservation and pre-payment is required.

Out of Town

ARIZONA JEWISH THEATRE COMPANY. Herberger Theatre Center. 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix. 602-264-0402. Continuing through January 15: God's Favorite, by Neil Simon. One of Simon's earlier and funniest plays, this farcical show reveals a modern-day Job confronted by a messenger from the Big Guy himself. Call for ticket information and show times.

TOAST TO JELLY ROLL. Gammage Auditorium, Arizona State University campus. 602-965-3434. Continuing through February 5: Jelly's Last Jam, the hit Broadway musical celebrating the life of jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton. Stars tap dancers Maurice Hines and Savion Glover. Evening performances are at 8 p.m., 7 p.m. on Sundays, with weekend matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $22.75 to $36.75, available at Dillard's or by calling 602-965-3434.


AUDITION NOTICE. New Theatre Group. Professional-minded actors, sound, lighting, make-up, stage design. Ability to collaborate a must. Rehearsal discipline and attendance at weekly development workshops for actors required. Auditions are from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 15. Bring accurate resumé, current photo, work samples for technicians, two one-minute monologues for actors. Call 797-7779 after 5 p.m. after January 8 for appointment and location.

SALOC AUDITION. 1202 N. Main Ave. 323-7888. Southern Arizona Light Opera Company announces an open call for male and female singers and dancers for Paint Your Wagon, to play TCC Music Hall from February 23 through March 5. Auditions will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, January 7; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, January 8. Singers arrive with traditional musical theatre sheet music (no pop, rock or Andrew Lloyd Webber). Dancers arrive prepared to dance. Call for information.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Tucson Playhouse is accepting full-length plays for production in 1995. A one-act play may also be considered. Four scripts will be chosen and videotaped for public access television. Send your manuscript with an SASE to Tucson Playhouse, 15950 N. Anchor, Tucson, AZ 85737-9754. Call 825-0252 for more information. Deadline is February 1.

SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. Season tickets are now on sale for Arizona Shakespeare Festival's third season. This year boasts four plays, a new artistic director with international acclaim, and a new venue in Paradise Valley. The season opens with Hamlet, from Jan. 12-22, with a spring festival featuring Twelfth Night from March 25 through April 2; Much Ado About Nothing from March 25 through April 9; and an experimental version of Hamlet entitled The Brothers Grim, April 7-9. The festival includes seminars, a fair, and weekend feasts with greenshow entertainment. Season tickets are $35, festival package $28; or $7.50 for the feast and $14 per play, $10 seniors/students. For information call 954-0656.

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-served basis for the 1995-96 performance season. Call James at 884-8210 for more information.

OLD PUEBLO PLAYWRIGHTS. The Old Pueblo Playwrights, a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of dramatic works for the performing arts, invites all writers, performers and others interested in the theatre to join the group. No training or professional experience is necessary. OPP meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays in the Rehearsal Hall (second floor) of the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. For more information call Jesse at 887-6741.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Midwest Theatre Network is seeking original scripts of any length and type for production at Rochester Playwright Festival in January, 1996. Possible cash awards, travel and lodging to festival. Eligible: scripts never published or produced professionally. Guidelines: send SASE to Midwest Theatre Network, 5031 Tongen Ave. NW, Rochester, MN 55901, or call (507) 281-1472. Deadline is January 31, 1995.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Entries for the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest are being accepted now through March 1, 1995. Plays must be unpublished and accompanied by proof of production (programs, reviews, etc.). Any length up to 90 minutes on any subject, with subject matter appropriate for schools and community theatre. Productions favoring female roles and having minimal set requirements given priority. No entry fee. Winning entry receives publication and $1,000 advance. Send entries to: Playwriting Contest, Pioneer Drama Service, P.O. Box 4267, Englewood, CO 80155-4267.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Annual Smokebrush Festival of New Plays for Children accepting original scripts, full length, typed, not previously produced or published. Winning playwright will receive expense paid trip to view professional production of the selected play. Send entry and $10 fee to: Festival, Smokebrush Center for Arts & Theatre, 235 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903; or call (719) 444-0884. Deadline is February 28, 1995.


Opening This Week

BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. There will be a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, January 6 for the following show continuing through January 21: Primitive Dreams by J.R. Layne, a new photographic series of still-life constructions made from natural objects. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., with extended hours for Downtown Saturday Nights.

CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Opening January 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., and continuing through January 28: Mentors, featured works by local artists paying tribute to all individuals who have contributed their time and efforts in support of the arts in Tucson. Regular gallery hours are from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with extended hours on Downtown Saturday Nights and Thursday Art Walks. Call Ned at 623-5883 for information.

DE GRAZIA'S LITTLE GALLERY. 6300 N. Swan Road. 299-9192. Opening January 1 and continuing through January 14: Cherokee Visions Times Three, a mixed-media show of paintings, drawings and painted gourds by native american artists Jeffrey Davenport, Gerald Dawavendewa and Glenn Johnson.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Opening January 5 and continuing through February 14: The paintings of Howard Somers Conant and David Johnson Vandenberg. Influences include 14th and 15th century Islamic artists and Classical events and arts. An opening reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 8 in the Fine Art Gallery.


ART!! GALLERY. 6328 E. Broadway, in the El Mercado Plaza. 745-8586. Continuing through January 14: Oils by Miguel Avalos. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BELOW THE EQUATOR. 521 N. Fourth Ave. 792-4647. Continuing: A selection of stone carvings from Zimbabwe, including works by Chris Chiwawa and Steven Makoni, and paintings and mosaics by Rory McKenzie. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Extended hours on Saturday evenings.

BONFOEY GALLERY. 1133 S. Swan Road. 326-2377. Continuing through January 30: An array of work from established and new regional artists, featuring watercolors by Kay Bonfoey and whimsical bronze works by Janice Knapp. Call for information.

CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. University of Arizona campus. 621-7968. Continuing through January 22: In Her Own Light, a collection of sixty prints by one of Mexico's premiere professional photographers, Lola Alvarez Bravo (1907-1993). Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call for holiday hours.

DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536-A Tanque Verde Road. 722-4412. Continuing through January 15: Honor The Earth. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Continuing through March 5: Holy Habitats: Missions of the Southwest. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

DINNERWARE. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through January 28: Mything a Woman's Love, large-scale clay sculpture by Gary Benna. An opening reception will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 6. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 7 to 9 p.m. Downtown Saturday Nights; and noon to 8 p.m. December 29 and January 26 for Art Walk.

ETHERTON GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through January 28: Traversing Technology & Tradition, featuring works by Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton, John Pfahl and Frank A. Rinehart. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, until 7 p.m. Thursdays, and 7 to 10 p.m. on Downtown Saturday Nights.

G.A.S.P. GALLERY. Utterback Middle School, 3233 S. Pinal Vista. 798-2794. Continuing through January 31: The photography of John Miller. Operated by Utterback students under the leadership of Sally Lovell and Josh Goldberg. Call for an appointment.

LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through January 14: Interiors/Exteriors, an invitational, multi-media holiday exhibit featuring tapestry, woodwork, pottery, sculpture and domestic arts. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

PUZEY GALLERY. 47 S. Sixth Ave. 884-4522. Continuing through January: Black and white drawings of Tucson scenes by Tom Dudley. Also showing through January at the Holiday Inn Downtown City Center, 181 W. Broadway: airbrush, pastels and acrylics by Chris Andrews, Joan Downey and Madeleine Shulman.

PHANTOM GALLERIES. Various locations. 624-9977. Vacant window-front galleries doubling as temporary exhibition space include the following: 149 N. Stone Ave., impressionistic painting by Susan Shollenberger-Harvey; 47 E. Pennington St., installation by Katie Cooper; 38 E. Congress St., Canon laser prints by Robert Renfrow; 110 S. Church Ave., Arte Latino by various artists.

PHILABAUM GLASS GALLERY & STUDIOS. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through January 28: Scents, Weights and Stems, and invitational exhibition of perfume bottles, paperweights, and stemware by 37 artists; and Vessel Makers, an exhibition of bowls and vases. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

SHIRLEE SIEVEKE STUDIO-GALLERY. 44 W. Sixth St. 882-5960. Continuing: A collection of watercolors by Shirlee Sieveke. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m. during Art Walk, and by appointment.

TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through February 13: Sabino Canyon: Photographs by David Wentworth Lazaroff, a series of color photos capturing changes in light and season on the natural world. Regular gallery hours are: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. A $2 donation is requested.

TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through February 12: 30 Years in the Arena: Louise Serpa Photographs. Louise Serpa headed west in the 50s, pioneering as the first woman allowed into the rodeo arena to shoot. Rodeo, landscape, horse show and portrait work are the focus of this exhibition of the world famous photographer. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

TUCSON-PIMA ARTS COUNCIL. 240 N. Stone Ave. 624-0595. Continuing through January 20: Then and Now...35 Years of Arizona Designer Craftsmen, a retrospective and invitational exhibition recognizing the work and history of founding members and showing the continuation of their ideals of craftsmanship, creativity, and diversity with work by contemporary members. Regular gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

UA MUSEUM OF ART. South end of the Olive Road pedestrian underpass, near Park Avenue and Speedway. Continuing through January 30: Contesting the Renaissance: A Round Table Discussion questions romantic notions about the Renaissance by selecting art works and writing interpretive labels about them. Continuing through February 28: Mark Rothko: The Spirit of Myth, 24 expressionistic style paintings documenting a critical period in the evolution of Rothko's style. Admission is free. Call 621-7567 for more information.

WINGSPAN. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 887-9358. Continuing through January: Flea Market, a series of Cibachrome prints by Bob MacMahon. Call for regular gallery hours.

Last Chance

DAVIS GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through January 7: Drawing, an exhibition of fine drawings by Susan Conaway, Charles Littler, Rudy Nadler and maquettes for metal sculpture by Ben Goo. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through January 7: Photographs by Jack Dykinga, from the book The Secret Forest, capture the beauty of the Southern Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. Art Building, UA Campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue. Continuing through January 6: Andrew Harkins: Snippets of Memory is a collaboration between photographer Kathy Armstrong and sculptor Isabel Farnsworth, presenting the unfinished work of the late Andrew Harkins, photographer and UA student. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza, Suite 90, 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Continuing through January 7: Annual holiday exhibition. Artists' creations include jewelry, wearables, mirrors, vases and other potential gifts.

Out of Town

TUBAC CENTER OF THE ARTS. 9 Plaza Road. 398-2371. Opening January 7 and continuing through January 29: Shape!, a combined show of seven regional artists. There will be an opening reception from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on January 7, and a gallery talk with the artists at 10 a.m. on January 18. Admission to all events is free.


CALL FOR MEMBERS. Desert Artisans Cooperative Gallery is seeking artists who want to become members. Fine art and craft are considered. Some 3-D consignment spaces available. Jury meeting is in February 1995. Please send SASE for prospectus to the gallery: 6536A Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, AZ 85715. Call 722-4412 for information.

ART TALKS. The Tucson Museum of Art Docent Council offers the following free art talks at noon on the following Mondays and Thursdays in January: January 5, Sacred Sites in the Holy Land; January 9, Taj Mahal: Legacy of the Mughals; January 12, The Art of Spain; January 16, Traveling the Tokiado Road Through Japanese Woodblock Prints; January 19, Glories of Greece; January 23, In a Persian Garden; January 30, Treasures of the Hermitage; January 26, Temples and Pagodas of Nepal.

TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL. Spring semester starts January 23 with a variety of classes and workshops for adults and children in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography and more. Classes cover from novice to experienced. Call 624-2333 for a brochure and information.

PUBLIC ART FORUM. At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, locally acclaimed artists Chris Tanz and Paul T. Edwards will present slides, models, drawings and discuss their recent public art works in a forum at the Tucson/Pima Arts Council, 240 N. Stone Ave. Call 624-0595 for information.

NOTICE OF PROSPECTIVE ART COMMISSION. The GSA Regional Administrator, Ken N. Kojima, issues the following notice for a commission for the new border stations located at Douglas, Naco and Sasabe, AZ, in accordance with the Art-in-Architecture Program procedures. Interested artists may obtain a copy of the "Notice of Perspective Art Commission" by contacting Robin Rapp, General Services Administration, Arts and Historic Preservation Division (PGA), 18th and F Streets N.W. Room 1300, Washington, DC 20405; or Elmo Novaresi, GSA, Public Buildings Service, 525 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105. Call (415) 744-5769 for further information. Submissions must be received in Washington, DC no later than close of business Friday, February 3, 1995.

WATERMEDIUM WORKSHOP. Tubac Center of the Arts sponsors this workshop by Rob Erdle at the Doyle/Johnson Studio, 12 Placita de Anza, in Tubac. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. January 10, 11 and 12. Registration is limited. Call Pat or Marty at 398-2371 for more information.

ART LOVER'S BREAKFAST. Art aficionado's convene for this continental breakfast at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 5 at The Club at La Mariposa, 1501 N. Houghton Road. Guest speaker is Marv Kirchler, Vice President of Public Affairs for Whiteco Metrocom, the man behind the Tucson Arts Coalition's annual billboard competition and the new Chairman of the Tucson branch of Art-PAC.

CALL FOR ARTISTS. The PCC West Campus Art Gallery is looking for artists in all media who wish to exhibit work during the 1995-96 school year. The gallery is a quarter round 30' x 22' carpeted room, featuring two to four artists for four-week periods. Interested artists should send ten 35mm slides, slide list, resumé, any other pertinent information, and a SASE to Linda Rosenfield, Arts Division, PCC, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709-0001. Deadline is March 10.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Local 803, Inc. Artisans' Gallery seeks submissions for the 1995-96 season. Focus is contemporary work by fine artists and craftspeople of Southern Arizona. Interested parties should submit a minimum of 10 slides and a resumé to: Local 803, Inc., P.O. Box 40488, Tucson, AZ 85717. Deadline for submissions is January 18. Contact Heather Gross at 882-4625 for further information.

CALL FOR ARTISTS. The Gallery Room at The Club at La Mariposa requests professional artists interested in showing their work send a SASE to Syd Clayton-Seeber, c/o The Club, 1501 N. Houghton Road, Tucson, AZ 85749.

JURIED EXHIBITION. A juried show of watercolors will be held at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Ironwood Gallery through January 8. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Call 883-1380 with questions.

CALL FOR MEMBERS. Horse of a Different Color, a Patagonia gallery, seeks artists who want to become members. Gallery organizers offer artists the opportunity to work with other artists in the exhibition and sale of their work. For a membership prospectus write to Horse of a Different Color, P.O. Box 548, Patagonia, AZ 85624, or call Jude at 1-602-394-2504.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. The Western States Arts Federation is accepting applications for the 1995 WESTAF/NEA Regional Fellowships for Visual Artists. Each year up to 30 $5,000 awards are given out to professional artists living in the western U.S. Call Deborah Hede at 1-505-988-1166 for an application form. Deadline for submission of materials is February 6.

DEMONSTRATION. See glass art in the making at Philabaum Glass Studios, 711 S. Sixth Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The public is invited to watch glassblowers practice their craft during these times. Call ahead (884-7404) to confirm the day's schedule or if there are more than six people in your party.



GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL. Southwest Center for Music. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. The second annual festival features Willie Neal Johnson and the New Gospel Keynotes with special guests, to begin at 8 p.m. January 13. Advance tickets are $12, $10 for KXCI members, and $3 more the day of the show. Call for ticket outlet locations or charge by phone.

THE LAZY EIGHTS. Southwest Center for Music. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Come see where country meets bluegrass, at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 14. The Rowdies will be opening the show with oldies and roots rock in this smoke-free environment. Beer and wine will be available. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, available at The Folk Shop, Loco Records, Hear's Music, and the Southwest Center for Music.

MID-DAY CONCERTS. Dinnerware Gallery. 135 E. Congress St. The following free performances will be from noon to 1 p.m.: January 11, original jazz by Cantrell Maryott; January 18, acoustic folk by Paula Jean Brown with Joey Burns and Robert Mache; January 25, folk pop by Caitlin von Schmidt & Special Guests.

ORGAN CONCERTS. Scottish Rite Cathedral. 160 S. Scott Ave. The winter organ concerts continue Wednesdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on the following dates: January 11, David Wachter; January 18, Lynn Moser; and January 25, Janet Miller.

SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220 ext. 102. Guitarist and songwriter Erica Wheeler performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 12. Advance tickets are $7, $6 for KXCI, TFTM and TKMA members, available at Hear's Music, 2508 N. Campbell Ave., Antigone Books, 600 N. Fourth Ave., or by calling 884-1220. Admission is $2 more at the door.

TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART. 330 S. Scott Ave. 792-9155. R. Carlos Nakai will perform selections from Brahms, DeMars and Silvestre Reveultas on January 12 and 13. Call for tickets and information.

TSO STRING QUARTET. Christ Church United Methodist. 655 N. Craycroft Road. The program includes selections from Haydn, Shostakovitch and Dvorak. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 15, and admission is $5. Call 299-7189 for information.

Performances This Week

JUST FOR KIDS. Join the TSO Flute and String Trio at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 7 at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., for this special and diverse selection of new music and children's favorites. The TSO Trio will invite the audience to participate with a variety of rhythm instruments. The Arizona Theatre Company will enhance the musical mornings with back stage tours and other opportunities. Admission is free. Call TSO at 792-9155 for more information.

SOUTHWEST PERFORMANCE CENTER. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-0811. The Southwest School of Music and Dance is pleased to present baritone David Majors and pianist Rex Woods in Charles E. Ives, American Composer: A Musical/Dramatic Portrait at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 8. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call for information.

LA PLACITA CONCERTS. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, free concerts are held at La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave., in the gazebo area. Call 623-2748 if you would like to participate in the program.

FREE CONCERTS. St. Philip's In The Hills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. The following concert dates are scheduled this week: 3 p.m. January 8, Mark and Martha Salzman, Baroque Cello and Harpsichord, featuring music by Vivaldi and Bach; and noon to 12:45 p.m. January 12, classical guitar by Paul Grove.


AUDITION NOTICE. The Arizona Children's Choirs announces auditions from 4 to 6 p.m. on January 10 and 11 for new singers ages 7 to 13 (boys and girls) and ages 15 to 17 (girls only). Tuesday auditions are at Canyon View School, CFSD; and Wednesday will be at Butterfield School in Marana. No prior training or experience is required. Call Irene at 888-0034 for appointment or information.

TICKET ALERT. Tucson Jazz Society's sixth annual big band season will feature three dances in February and March, with performances by L.A. band Swing Savant, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, and the Tucson Jazz Orchestra. Member series tickets are $32 for all three dances, or $47 for non-members. Single tickets are $18 each for the general public, $15 for TJS members. To order season tickets call 791-4838. Single tickets are available at the TCC box office, or by calling 791-4836.

PERCUSSION CLASS. Learn to play traditional drum music from Africa and the Caribbean with Art Rodriguez. This fun and exciting class will increase your sensibility for rhythm while teaching you how to play drums with others. All levels welcome. Classes are Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Cost is $3 to $5 per class. Call 884-0811 for locations and times.

UA MUSIC CALENDAR. The School of Music at the University of Arizona has hundreds of concert events each year and most of them are free. If you want to get in on some of these dandy and downright delightful concerts, operas and more, you can now subscribe to a monthly music calendar listing events. Send a $5 check payable to the U of A to Calendar Subscription, School of Music, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. You can always call the 24-hour MusiCall hotline for weekly events at 621-2998.

Out of Town

SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE ARTS. 7380 E. Second St. 602-994-2787. Performing at 8 p.m. January 13 and 14: Winter Solstice, featuring Windham Hill artists Liz Story, Mandolin Quartet and Andy Narell. Tickets are $22 for this jazz series concert.



CLUB RHYTHM DANCE JAM. Major Knucklehead productions is at it again at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. This month's jam sesh begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 6, with donation-supported child care and beer, wine and juices available for purchase. Tickets are $4, $3 for KXCI members, available at Hear's Music or at the door. Call Jeff at 721-7668 for information.

FREE DANCE AND DRUM WORKSHOP. The Tucson Center for the Performing Arts, 408 S. Sixth Ave., is the location for a lively and exciting opportunity for children to participate in Dance and Rhythms of West Africa, by artist in residence Barbea Williams. There will be two sessions: Dance workshop from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; and drum workshop from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, January 15. A similar workshop for adults is scheduled for Sunday, February 26. Workshops have limited space, so call Barbea at 292-9313 to register.

FLOOR BARRE/MODERN CLASSES. Orts Company dancer and NYC refugee Lucia Zeffirelli teaches on-going classes combining the Copley technique with Graham, Ballet and Limón foundations. Classes meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Orts space, 930 N. Stone Ave. Price is $6 per class, or $20 for five classes. Call 882-0195 for information.

GOLDEN AGERS DANCING. Eagles Club. 1530 N. Stone Ave. Dance 'til you drop every Friday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. to the music of Mr. Smooth. $1.50 donation at the door. For information call Vickie Pearl, 888-7450.

OLD PUEBLO SQUARE DANCE CENTER. 613 E. Delano St. Country dance lessons offered every Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Couples, singles and teens are welcome. Call 795-8288 for more information.

LINE DANCE. Old Pueblo Square Dance Center. 613 E. Delano St., at First Avenue and Fort Lowell Road. OPSDA instructor Janalea will get the lead out of your feet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday in this alcohol-free, non-smoking environment. Classes are $3. All welcome. Call Bernice at 795-8288 for information.

MEDITATION. "The Dances of Universal Peace" are held from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month at the Zenith Center, 330 E. Seventh St. Call Chalis at 578-3889 for more information. No experience necessary.

WELLNESS DANCE. Syndee Pokora teaches three classes to help relieve pain and stress and build healthier movement habits: "Mind/Body Unwinding," "Early Bird Workout" and "Dance for Wellness" will begin again in January. Cost is $10 for a single class; the price of a 6-week session varies. Anyone may join at any time. Classes are held at La Danse Teknik, 2631 N. Campbell Ave. Call 326-2508 with questions.

CONTRA DANCE. From 8 to 10 p.m. every Monday night at the 4th Avenue Social Club, 424 N. Fourth Ave., Tucson Friends of Traditional Music present a contra and square dance with live music and callers. Couples and singles are welcome to the free dance. No experience necessary. Call Becky at 327-1779 for more information.

SALSA LESSONS. Rafael Moreno and Descarga will give you some salsa dance lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the 4th Avenue Social Club, 424 N. Fourth Ave. Cost is $3 and that gets you the lesson plus great dancing until 1 a.m. Call 622-0376 for more information.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. National Society of Arts and Letters Dance Contest announces a regional modern dance contest for dancers ages 15 to 22. Winner to advance to National contest in Jacksonville, Florida, May 11, 1995. Contact Jory Hancock at the University of Arizona Dance Department for applications. Deadline for applications is February 28, 1995. Competition for career awards will be held Saturday, March 4 in the Ina E. Gittings Dance Building on the UA campus. Call 621-4698 for information.

Special Events

DO DOWNTOWN. Another fun-filled calendar of events colors Downtown SaturDay and Night January 7. Take in the Tucson Public Market from 8 a.m. to noon, the Owo-Oye Fiesta from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave., and the Old Pueblo Playwrights Festival at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Find your way to the Ronstadt Center between 7 and 10 p.m. for traditional and contemporary gospel spirituals and freedom songs by the Gospel Music Workshop of America. Maria Romero will sing traditional Mexican songs from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Arizona Alley, south of Congress Street. Also in the alley, Red Sky Theatre will perform Coyote Legends with traditional costume and mask at 7 p.m. Call 624-9977 for more information.

PUBLIC LECTURE AND STAR PARTY. Dr. Edwin C. Krupp will present a public lecture on archaeoastronomy, Astronomy and Rock Art in the American Southwest, at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 7 in Steward Observatory N210 on the UA campus. A Star Party will follow at approximately 9 p.m. on the UA Mall. These events are part of the 185th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society and are free and open to the public. Other free lectures include: A Guide to the State of Astronomy Education by Andrew Fraknoi at 8 p.m. January 9 at TCC Ballroom 2, 260 S. Church Ave.; and Exploration, by Majel Barrett Roddenberry at 7 p.m. January 13 at the UA Arizona Ballroom in the Student Union.

TICKET ALERT. The Tucson Museum of Art League announces the 15th Annual Dinner à L'Art, a series of 19 fundraising theme dinners throughout the month of February. Price of dinner is $80 per person. Contact TMA at 624-2333 to receive information about the hosts, menus and reservations.

RODEO PARADE ENTRIES. Anyone interested in participating in the world's longest non-motorized rodeo parade for the 70th La Fiesta de los Vaqueros may call the office at 294-1280. The 1995 parade starts at 9 a.m. February 23. Deadline for entrants is January 13. Spectator tickets are $3.50 and will go on sale January 7 at all Dillard's, malls, and community center outlets; and at Arizona Hatters, and at the rodeo ticket office, 4823 S. Sixth Ave.

RODEO EXHIBIT. The Tucson Rodeo Parade Equipment Museum, on the corner of East Irvington Road and South Sixth Avenue, will be open from January 9 through February 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER. 'Tis the Season is a multi-cultural holiday planetarium show that tells the stories of religious and historical traditions associated with the Winter Solstice. The stories are illustrated using giant screen video, panorama projections, dazzling artwork, special effects and of course, the stars. A must-see. Special 1:30 weekday matinees run through January 6. Tickets range from $2.50 to $4.50 for children and adults. Call 621-STAR for program information and holiday hours.

TERRITORIAL EXHIBITION. The Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum continues to warm the season with antique toys, ornaments, nativity scenes, Christmas trees and menorah on display through January 28. Call 622-0956 for information.

TUCSON PUBLIC MARKET. Every Saturday, rain or shine, this vendor-run market meets at 135 S. Sixth Avenue. This is a real farmer's market, with all vendors growing and producing their products. Winter veggies in season include: exotic lettuce, arugula, spinach, beets, turnips and radishes. Chilly winter mornings are warmed by a fire. New vendors are welcome. Call 792-2623 for information.

UPTOWN MARKET. The Uptown Friday Farmer's Market at St. Philip's Plaza gathers from 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays, through April 1995. The market features fresh produce and baked goods, and live music by the Liz Fletcher Group and the Sabra Faulk Band. Call 326-8010 or 577-8181 with questions.

WOMEN'S STUDIES CONFERENCE. Trail Blazers & Torch Bearers: Women & Social Movements is the theme of the Women's Studies Advisory Council Annual Mini-Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. January 21 at the UA. Speakers will discuss women's activism in civil rights, labor strikes, development of child care, and re-entry into the workplace. Registration is $10 for WOSAC members, $12 for non-members, and includes morning coffee and lunch. The deadline for registration is January 18. Call 621-7338 for more information.


MENTOR NETWORK. Tucson Jewish Community Center. 3800 E. River Road. 323-0062. Learning to Talk with Dad: Taking Father on as a Competent Adult Male is a free public forum to meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11. RSVP to 323-0062.

TMC WOMEN'S LECTURE SERIES. Women in the Workplace: Creating New Models for Old Problems will identify recurring workplace and relationship problems women encounter and will propose ways in which women can creatively respond to these challenges. Speaker is Wendy Weiss, A.C.S.W. The lecture is free, and will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the TMC Marshall Auditorium, Grant and Craycroft roads. Reservations are required. Call 324-2000.

CAVE TALK. Tohono Chul Park Wilson Room. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. RSVP to 742-6455. Kartchner Caverns: A Geologic Masterpiece will teach you all you need to know about the cave climate, hydrology, geology and wildlife of these southern Arizona caverns. Lecture is free to TCP members, $2 for non-members.



BOOK PUBLISHING CONFERENCE. If your interests include the many facets of book production, writing, editing, illustrating, publishing, etc., don't miss the Sixth Annual Arizona Book Publishing Conference hosted by the Tucson Book Publishing Association. Cultivating Books in the Desert will blossom Saturday, January 21 at Hotel Park Tucson, 5151 E. Grant Road. Fee is $50 for TBPA members, $75 for non-members. To register, write Arizona Book Publishing Conference Registration, P.O. Box 18892, Tucson, AZ 85731; or fax Sharon Walters at 325-0306 with any questions.

WRITE YOUR OWN HISTORY. StoryMaker is a workshop designed to facilitate the recall, writing and publication of personal history. This mini-workshop will provide you with guidance and techniques to get you started. The workshop will be held in a private home in north Tucson from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, January 26. Call Lalitha at 797-0676 for location, cost and registration.

POP-UP AND MOVEABLE BOOK EXHIBIT. UA Main Library, Special Collections wing. This collection of more than 200 books includes the production steps for Imperial Surprises, a pop-up book of Fabergé masterpieces, illustrations by V. Kubasta of Prague, and a variety of holiday books, on display through January. For library hours, call 621-6440.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. The Society of Southwestern Authors announces its annual short story contest. The contest is open to any Arizona or New Mexico writer who has sold no more than two short stories. Full members of SSA and previous first-place winners are not eligible to enter. 1,000 words minimum, 2,500 words maximum. Each entry must be accompanied by a $5 entry fee and an official entry form. Deadline is March 1, 1995. For contest rules and entry forms, send a SASE to Contest Chair, Society of Southwestern Authors, P.O. Box 30355, Tucson, AZ 85751.

SCRIPTWRITING CONTEST. Five or six winners of the Writers Workshop National Scriptwriting Contest are chosen annually to receive a $500 award and free tuition for critical evaluation of their scripts by a panel of motion picture agents, producers, writers and directors. Winning scripts are distributed throughout the industry. Contact the Writers Workshop, National Contest, P.O. Box 69799, Los Angeles, CA 90069, 1-213-933-9232.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Messages From The Heart, a quarterly journal, is accepting submissions for an issue devoted to the Southwest. Send passionate letters, journal entries, poems, comments or drawings to P.O. Box 64840, Tucson, AZ 85728. Include information about the author of the work and a phone number where you can be reached. Call 577-0588 for more information.

DEAD POET'S SOCIETY. If you're dead or alive, hook up with the Dead Poet's Society, a writing forum and network designed for people who write and hide it in boxes. For more information call 327-3775.


CREATIVE MOVEMENT ORIENTATION. A free orientation will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 14 at the Ina E. Gittings Building on the north side of the UA mall near Campbell Avenue. Creative Movement for Children is offered by the UA Extended University for ages two through nine, and focuses on body awareness, confidence, coordination and social skills. Call 624- 8632 for information or registration for regular classes in early movement education.

PARTY ANIMALS. Cartoon characters and super heroes perform free weekend shows at the Little Theater in The Pavilion at El Con Mall, 3601 E. Broadway. Call 327-1299 for weekend show times.

GARGOYLES. From the owners of the Fine Line, this hot alternative dance club for teens 14 to 18 will be open 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday and Saturday. There are also video games, pinball, pool tables, and soda/snack bar. Security provided. Gargoyle's is located at 3206 N. First Ave. in the Amphi Plaza shopping center. Admission is $5. Call 690-1930 for information.

Parents' Corner

COLORFUL LECTURE AND WORKSHOP. Color and Child Development: The Four Temperaments is the theme of a lecture and workshop with Nancy Mellon, sponsored by the Enchanted Desert Playgarden School. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 13, and promises to be of interest to artists, parents, educators, psychologists and social workers. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 14. Both events are at the school, 3238 E. First St. Suggested donation is $7 for the lecture, $30 for the workshop. Call 325-5514 for more information.

GYMBOREE. A variety of classes for parents of children three months to five years old, emphasizing early learning, physical fitness, socialization and parent/child interaction are offered throughout the week, including Saturdays. Registration for winter session is $78 for 12 weeks, and is on-going with unlimited make-ups within the session. Classes are held at Northwest Community Friends Church, 5950 N. La Canada. Call 742-5171 for more information about class times.

F.E.M.A.L.E. Formerly Employed Mothers at the Leading Edge, a support group for moms who have taken a break from their careers to be at home, meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in the Rincon Room of the Alamo Building at TMC. Call 325-6617 for more information.

THERAPY GROUPS. Jewish Family & Children's Service, a non-sectarian service agency for people of all races, religions, and ethnic origins, offers therapy groups for children and adolescents. Groups will deal with mild to moderate emotional problems, self-esteem issues, divorce and school-related difficulties. Cost is based on ability to pay. Call 795-0300 for more information.

LA LECHE. La Leche is a great organization that offers sensible advice for women who want to breastfeed their babies. Seven monthly meetings are held throughout Tucson. Phone counseling is also available. Call 721-2516 for more information.

THE PARENT CONNECTION. The Parent Connection, 1010 N. Alvernon Way, offers Open Playtime, a drop-in opportunity for children to enjoy a playroom with slides, ladders, balance beams and more. January Open Playtime is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday for children 2-5 years old, 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday for children age birth through 2 years, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for children birth through 5 years old. "Dad n' Me" play group, for ages through five years, meets Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. "Awareness In Parenting" group shares how children think and feel, on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for parents of up to 5 month-old babies, and at 11 a.m. for parents of children 6 to 15 months old. Programs are $20 for four weeks. Single Parent Support Group are changing their day to 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Parent Connection. Meet and exchange ideas with other single parents. The "High Noon" brown bag drop-in support group, for working parents or those on tight schedules, meets every Monday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Limited childcare by reservation is available at $2 per child. Call 321-1500 for further information.

NEW CLASSES. The Parent Connection, 1010 N. Alvernon Way, offers the following events and classes beginning in January: S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) is a six-week series for parents of children up to five years, with classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Cost is $40/couple, $25 for singles. Other up-coming classes include: Infant Massage, Parenting the Difficult Child, Infant and Child CPR, and a grandparenting series. Call 321-1500 to pre-register.

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, #45. For more information call 622-8120.



TAKE A FLYING LEAP. Marana Skydiving Center at Avra Valley Airport, five miles off I-10 on Avra Valley Road, offers one day classes for solo and tandem jumps. For more information call 602-682-4441.

BIKE TRIPS. Jerry and Bev Pitcock have arranged more than 30 different "biketivities" for the month of January. Choose your own pace, length of trip, level of difficulty, day of the week and type of scenery: treks range from a 50-mile ride to Oracle Junction to a short family outing along the Santa Cruz River Park, and everywhere in between. Call Park Avenue Bikes, 624-9506, for a daily schedule.

TUCSON MARATHON. It's finally here! The marathon begins at 8 a.m. January 8, with a 5K Fun Run following at 9:30 a.m. and the race day expo, post race party, raffle and food continuing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 325-2736 for information. Come out and support the athletes for this first annual event. Department of Public Safety requests that spectators park at one of the following areas off the main highway: Oracle juction, at milepost 100 in Oracle, anywhere in Catalina, or along Biosphere Road.

ROLLER HOCKEY. New program to start in January, with leagues for grades 4-6 and 7-9. Other youth programs in basketball, soccer, tennis, and "itty bitty sports" continue through the winter, with registration continuing through January 21. Call OTT YMCA, 401 S. Prudence Road, 885-2317.


CAR RACES. Tucson Raceway Park will host NASCAR's "Winter Heat" racing series, eight races scheduled through January 22. Three races will be part of the new NASCAR Super Truck Series, marking the first time in the modern era racing that NASCAR will sanction anything but passenger sedans in a closed course format. Preferred seating is $15 and general seating is $10. Call 1-602-762-9200 for tickets.


SINGLE CAMPERS OF TUCSON. A different kind of singles club for those with the outdoors itch. Campouts are planned for the second weekend of each month, at sites throughout southern Arizona. Car/tent camping in primitive areas, potlucks, campfires, hiking and good people. Membership fee is $12. Call Eric Anderson at 325-7098 for more information.

ARCHAEOLOGY TOURS. The Center for Desert Archaeology now 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.


SOLID WASTE PLAN GOES TO COUNCIL. On Thursday, January 5, 1995, the Solid Waste Management Department will present the proposed solid waste plan to the City of Tucson Mayor and Council. The plan will discuss modifications in refuse collection services, recycling programs, landfill plans, and fee structures. No specific actions to impose fees or change programs will be on the agenda. The study session is open to the public, and will run from 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall Council Chambers, 255 W. Alameda St.

LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE DONATIONS. The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department will accept your live Christmas tree between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 900 S. Randolph Way. The Parks and Recreation Department has gratefully accepted live tree donations for a number of years, for planting in a city park. This donation is tax deductible.


PIMA COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. The following demonstrations will be given on Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave., and at 1 p.m. at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road: January 11, Fruit Trees Need Pruning Now; January 18, Do Texas Root Rot, Caliche and Wind Oblige Us to Dig a Big Planting Hole?; and January 25, Prune the Roses Again.

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