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UNFORGOTTEN. With their production of David Lemos' Remember My Name, one in Ten Theatre reminds us that the scourge of AIDS has hardly gone away. This story of the founding of the AIDS quilt is set in San Francisco, circa 1985, when a colorful group raise voices to protest governmental apathy towards the disease.
Show times are 7:30 tonight through Saturday, continuing Wednesday through Friday, February 12 through 14, in the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater, 330 S. Scott Ave. Tickets are $9, available at Antigone Books and at the door. Call 293-5397 for reservations and information.
SUBCONSCIOUS SUCCESS. Remember that little interior voice that kept nagging you to invest in tripe futures--right before menudo became haute cuisine? Or how about the faint chirp prodding you to invent an ugly doll with a hankering for tickles?
Like the rest of us, you probably blamed both thoughts on gas or the onset of the flu. Big mistake, says Lee Coit, noted author of Listening and Listening Still. He'll provide alternative strategies tonight in a lecture titled Using Intuition in Your Business and Personal Life.
Coit's major theme--and that of his books, which are now available in six languages--is that we all tote around direct connections to universal knowledge and love. Even if you're a bit short on both, he says the connection can be made when we cease lip-flapping long enough to tune into our own plans and desires, to follow our "inner guidance," spiritual or otherwise.
Lecture is free, and runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the UMC Cafeteria Meeting Room F, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Tomorrow, Coit leads a seminar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in The Freedom Center, 1000 W. Cool Drive. Cost is $90. For information, call 297-1995.
RUSTIC YUCKS. Those comedic cowboys called Riders in the Sky hit the Temple of Music and Art stage tonight, in one bronco-busting performance. Featuring Ranger Doug, Woody Paul and Too Slim, the Riders are known for their comedic yodeling and downright ornery hijinx with a western bent. Proceeds from tonight's show benefit the Tucson Kitchen Musician's Folk Festival in May.
Show time is 8 p.m. in the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Tickets range from $18 to $22, with a $1 discount for TKMA members and seniors, and are available at Hear's Music, Loco Music and Video, Zip's Speedway and Ina Road locations, or by calling 881-3947.
BAKED GUMBO. New Orleans lands in the Old Pueblo this weekend, as the Rialto Cabaret Theatre celebrates Mardi Gras with a pair of spicy performances.
Rockabilly growler Sonny Burgess--one of the sound's few originators still touring--tears up the stage tonight. Burgess has been at it since your pappy was in knickers, and he still takes his distinctively American sound down to its guitar roots.
More recent innovators, Candy Kayne and her Swingin' Armadillos, hit town tomorrow night, revealing why they've become local faves in a performance laced with raucous Mardi Gras style. Both nights will also feature the Crawdaddy-o Brass Band and Second Line Dancers.
Both shows start at 9 p.m. at the Rialto Cabaret Theatre, 201 E. Broadway. Tickets are $5 tonight, $7 tomorrow night, or $10 for both shows, and are available at Loco Music and Video, Zip's and Hear's Music. Call 740-0126 for details.
BENEVOLENT STROLL. Help fight the big C when the American Cancer Society undertakes its 12th-annual Climb "A" Mountain, Conquer Cancer fundraiser. Last year the hike brought in more than $100,000, and officials are hoping for an even better take this time around.
The 3.1-mile trek begins at Pima College West, eventually snaking to the mountaintop, where 94.9 MIX FM will host a victory festival complete with bagels, massages and team photos. You'll even have a chance to land your altruistic mug on TV before a shuttle hauls you back to the starting point.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Pima College West, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Cost is $35, and includes a T-shirt, goodie bag and team photo. For information, call 321-7989.
TIME TRAVEL. Tucson's lovely Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood opens its doors for a day of history, music and military maneuvers with La Reunion de El Fuerte.
Self-guided tours will take you through the 19th-century calvary outpost and surrounding neighborhoods, along the same paths traveled by Indians, Mormon farmers, soldiers and settlers from Mexico. The walk takes in more than 1,500 years of history and over 20 sites, including a prehistoric pit firehouse, the Fort Lowell Museum and fort ruins, a mesquite bosque and the San Pedro Chapel.
Tours run from 1 to 4 p.m., and begin in the east parking lot of Fort Lowell Park, 2900 N. Craycroft Road. Call 318-0219 for information.
HINTS OF ASIA. As a composer, Daniel Asia has made the rounds of top American orchestras and landed a heavy bevy of distinguished awards. He's also adventurously put poetry to music, particularly to that of his friend, Paul Pines. The result is Words and Music, performed by acclaimed tenor Paul Sperry today on the UA campus.
Sperry will be accompanied by Mark Rush on violin and Tannis Gibson on piano, and Pines will read from his work--called "brilliant and compelling" by critics--which has often inspired Asia's music in the past.
Asia, Pines and Sperry will discuss their work at 2 p.m. in Room 62 of the UA Music Building, located near the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Ave. Performance is at 3 p.m. in UA Crowder Hall, also in the Music Building. Tickets are $15, $10 for UA employees and seniors, $7 for students, and available at the Fine Arts box office. Call 621-1162 for information; or see Margaret Regan's article in this week's Review section for a full preview.
BONKERS FOR YONKERS. Neil Simon, the indefatigable writer who often seems like Woody Allen's less hip alter ego, is back with The Invisible Theatre's production of Lost in Yonkers.
Set in 1922 Yonkers, N.Y., the story unrolls as Grandma Kurnitz gets a start by finding her two grandsons unexpectedly dropped on her doorstep.
While the youngsters are only temporarily disoriented, Granny uncovers big trouble when she learns that the rest of her family is truly--you got it--lost in Yonkers! Plenty of yuks ensue as she struggles with the awkward situation.
Today's final performance is at 2 p.m. in the Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave. Tickets are $15, available at the theatre or by calling 882-9721.
WISDOM EXPOSED. Even as we race along, frivolously killing off species like so many flies on the windshield, weary artifacts tell the story of plants and animals whose time has already long since gone.
Their testament is on display in the Arizona State Museum's stunning new exhibit, Ancient Images: Plants and Animals of the Prehistoric Southwest.
The timeless ranks include rattlesnakes, deer, horned lizards, coatimundis, fish, dogs and even pumpkins. And lest we overestimate our own tenure, the display also features souvenirs from long-gone civilizations such as pottery, figurines, painted bowls and shell jewelry.
"The exhibit lends a glimpse into how prehistoric peoples related to plants and animals spiritually, economically and culturally," says museum curator Bruce Hilpert.
Also included is information about the collection's archaeology, he says, a narrative of how researchers chronicle lost lifestyles from found objects.
The Arizona State Museum is on the UA campus, inside the main gate east of Park Avenue. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For information, call 621-6302.
DISSECTING DUDES. Ever wonder why your old man considers his castle to be a personal dirty laundry bin, or why he often seems to have a deeper relationship with that tattered Cindy Crawford poster in the garage than with you?
How about such exotic male activities as belching contests or tractor pulls? What, you're asking, is it that makes a grown man tick?
Wonder no more. Dr. Kevin Leman, an actual guy, best-selling author and host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Parent Talk, dishes up a few facts--humorous or otherwise--about the throwback gender in tonight's lecture, called What Every Woman Needs to Know About the Man in Her Life.
Get just the facts, ma'am, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the El Camino Baptist Church, 7777 E. Speedway. Tickets are $12, available at Gospel Supplies Bookstores, Revelation Bookstore and the Desert Christian High School. For information, call 298-5817.
VIRTUOUS ENDEAVOR. "Rescuing the sacred" and restoring it to our lives is the focus of a workshop sponsored by the Virtues Project.
Linda Kavelin Popov, project founder and co-author of The Virtues Guide: A Family Handbook, will help families learn strategies for tapping the best in one another, as well as to understand how to introduce the Sacred into the scheme of things and practice the language of integrity and self-esteem.
Workshop begins at 7 p.m. in the Pima County Medical Society Building, 5199 E. Farness Drive. Cost is $10. For details, call 881-3905
BOOTSTRAP LOVE. The Gaslight Theatre taps the vein of old-fashioned western romance in Carol Calkins and Bobby Joyce Smith's Girl of the Golden West.
Set in a grubstake Arizona mining camp beset by treacherous gamblers and panhandlers, it tells the story of one ornery badlander who finds himself roped in by a gal toting the voice of angels.
Show times are 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday through March 22 at The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Tickets are $12.95 for adults, $10.95 for students, seniors and military, $6 for kids ages 12 and under. Call 886-9428 for reservations and information.
AMERICAN VOICES. Native American children from kindergarten through high school tell their stories in prose and poetry on the UA campus.
All have participated in the ArtsReach Focused Workshops throughout southern Arizona schools, and their presentations will be introduced by Darryl Babe Wilson, an ArtsReach instructor and editor of the project's literary magazine, Dancing With the Wind.
The free event is at 7 p.m. in the UA Modern Languages Building auditorium. For information, call 743-7649.
TWIN VISIONS. They were Mexico's first couple of the arts. Frida Kahlo overcame debilitating injury to expose the inner pain and beauty of her life on canvas, while Diego Rivera digested his country's broad history and then returned it through a million brilliant brush strokes in countless majestic murals.
Tucson Museum of Art docents reveal the intrinsic passion between these two, their country and their work in a free lecture at 2 p.m. at the River Center Library, 5605 E. River Road. Call 791-4979 for details.
City Week includes events selected by Calendar Editor Mari Wadsworth. Event information is accurate as of press time. The Weekly recommends calling event organizers to check for last-minute changes in location, time, price, etc.
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