WARRIOR POETS' HOWL: Join the Warrior Poet's Society in "A Night to Howl," a special evening of "earth-oriented" music, poetry and (out)spoken-word featuring musicians Gerry Glombecki, Janet Planet and Peg Millet, performance artist Leslie Hemstreet, poet Dennis Fritzinger and Tucson legend Petey Mesquitey. Other secret guests abound. This all-ages event starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 8, at Luna Loca Café, 546 N. Stone Ave. Admission is by donation, with proceeds benefiting Earth First!, an environmental activist organization.

WEGMAN WAG: Artist-photographer William Wegman, known for his wry retellings of classic fairy tales featuring his photogenic Weimaraners, visits The Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 9. Wegman is one featured guest at the UA Art Department's Picture This exhibit and art auction that evening. See Special Events under the City Week listings for details on the evening's black-tie scholarship fundraiser in the UA Fine Arts Complex.

GOING PLATINUM: Visitors to Hotel Congress have long enjoyed Gary Auerbach's platinum photographic prints. Now the national-award winning photographer's works have a new home near the Catalina Foothills at the historic Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch, 5601 Hacienda del Sol Road. The Platinum Gallery and Photographic Studio opens with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 11, with recent works by Auerbach including a series of images from a filming at the former Old Tucson Studios. Admission is free. Call 299-1501 for information.

BOOK SALES: This is not a week to avoid the malls. The 25th anniversary sale of the Friends of the Tucson-Pima Public Library unearths more than 44 categories of books, including rare and out-of-print titles, children's books, foreign languages, business, reference, fine arts and fiction, for prices as low as $1. Join the group for $10 and attend a members' only pre-sale at 6 p.m. Monday, February 12. Sale admission is free between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday during "Be A Friend to Your Library Week," February 13 through 18. Proceeds support library reading, writing and art programs.

And the best 50 cents you'll ever spend on a recycling program may likely be at the annual Colossal Book Sale opening February 11 in the former K.G. Men's Store at Park Mall, 5870 E. Broadway. Sponsored by the Education Enrichment Foundation, the sale offers thousands of library and text books, biographies, instructional materials, magazines, children's chairs and desks and other great stuff destined for the landfill. Proceeds benefit the Foundation's 19 TUSD programs. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, through March 10.

RARE BREED: Lesbianas Latinas de Tucson hosts a fundraiser dance with live salsa music by Rare Breed from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, at Ain't Nobody's Bizness, 2900 E. Broadway. Admission is $5 at the door, with proceeds assisting the Second Annual National Conference in Tucson. Call 318-4838 for information. TW

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