Events This Week

Listings AMERICAN INDIAN EXPO. The Flamingo Travelodge. 1300 N. Stone Ave. The American Indian Exposition continues through February 15 with authentic handmade crafts from over 50 American Indian tribes. Call 622-4900 for information.

BASKETBALL BUFFET. Join the UA Women's Basketball team for a buffet dinner by some of Tucson's finest restaurants, with live and silent auctions and guest speakers Ann Meyers (WNBA Color Analyst) and Paul Johnson (FAN Radio). Event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, February 15, on the McKale Center Main Floor. Tickets are $30 per person, and space is limited. Call 621-6133 for reservations and information.

BINGO PARTY. the Catholic Daughters of the Americas host their annual Seminarian Family Bingo Party from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, February 15, in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 601 S. Tucson Blvd. Bingo games, door prizes and refreshments are included in the $3 ticket. Call 623-9866 for information.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH. The following free events celebrate Black History month this week in the UA Memorial Student Union: The National Society of Black Engineers will have a Valentine's Day Balloon Sale all day Friday, February 13; and recording artist ALI performs from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, in the Cellar. See "Film Clips" in the Arts section for details on the African American Film Festival, continuing through February 28. Various events continue throughout the month. For more information, call 621-3419.

DERECHOS HUMANOS DANCE. El Rio Neighborhood Center. 1390 W. Speedway. 770-1373. Join the Coalición de Derechos Humanos for a Valentine's Dance with live music and sweet desserts from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, February 14. The first 20 couples will receive a complimentary bouquet. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 per couple, and $10 per couple at the door.

FORT LOWELL DAYS. Historic site tours of the Old Fort Lowell neighborhood highlight La Reunión de El Fuerte, a weekend of festivities centered around Fort Lowell Park, at Craycroft and Fort Lowell roads. Self-guided tours run continuously between 1 and 4 p.m., from the East Parking Lot of Fort Lowell Park, Cottonwood Lane (near the main parking lot) or the San Pedro Chapel, 5230 E. Fort Lowell Road. Live brass bands, mariachi musicians, old-time fiddlers and cavalry drills are also among the events on Saturday, February 14. For more information, call 318-0219.

GEM SHOW. Tucson Convention Center. 260 S. Church Ave. The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show runs from Thursday through Sunday, February 12 through 15, with more than 200 dealers, mineral and fossil displays and free lectures. The 1998 show features fluorite and Alpine minerals. Call 322-5773 for hours and other information.

HEART BALL. Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. The American Heart Association's 39th annual Tucson Heart Ball lights up the resort's ballroom with a silent fundraising auction, dinner and dancing in sumptuous style. Patron Sponsor Chairman is 92.9 COOL FM's Alan Michaels. The ball is scheduled for Saturday, February 14. For ticket information, call 795-1403.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL. The UA Hillel Foundation hosts its sixth annual conference on the Holocaust February 16 through 21, taking the theme From Tragedy Comes Triumph. A memorial vigil opens the event at noon Monday, continuing with a 25-hour recitation of 22,000 names. Louis Pozez moderates a brown-bag lunch program to include video footage of a JFSA leadership mission to Warsaw, Krakow and St. Petersberg at noon Wednesday, February 19. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Anne Frank Remembered screens at the Gallagher Theater on the UA campus. A brown-bag lunch with holocaust survivors meets at 11:30 a.m. at Hillel, followed by Auschwitz to Israel: A Fifty Year Journey at 7 p.m. The conference concludes with a Shabbat Service and Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 20, at Hillel, 1245 E. Second St. For more events and information, call 624-6561.

RECAPTURING YOUTH BENEFIT. Join in the "Sweetheart Ball" and help out the A Mountain Community Betterment House Project with a light dinner, music and dancing starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 14, at the Archer Center, 1665 S. La Cholla Blvd. Admission is a donation of $10 adults, $5 for teens, with a raffle and door prizes. For tickets and information, call 388-4913.

TUCSON RODEO. Tucson Rodeo Grounds. 4823 S. Sixth Ave., at Irvington Road. The 73rd-annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros runs Wednesday through Sunday, February 18 through 22. Pre-rodeo entertainment begins daily at 1:15 p.m., with professional competition underway at 2 p.m. The world's longest non-motorized parade ushers in the festival from 9 to 11:15 a.m. next Thursday, February 19. Admission is free. Rodeo tickets range from $8 to $14, with reserved bleachers available for $20 for a family of four. Parking is an additional $3. For tickets and other information, call 741-2233.

WALKING TOURS. The Arizona Historical Society presents Walking Tours of Historic Tucson from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through March. Beginning at the Sosa-Carillo-Frémont House Museum, the tour canvasses more than 20 homes, sites and buildings. Cost is $4.50. Reservations are required. Call 622-0956 for reservations and information.

WAREHOUSE WALKING TOURS. Hotel Congress Lobby. 311 E. Congress St. The Tucson Arts District Partnership offers tours of the historic downtown warehouse district from 9 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, through May 1998. This expert-guided tour covers a one mile area, and includes an overview of the area's history, with brief visits to several artists' studios. The next tour meets in the lobby of the Hotel Congress on Saturday, February 14. For more information, call 624-9977.

WAY OF TEA. Real Help Center. 3339 E. Seneca. 321-3670. An introduction to the ancient art of tea drinking is offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 15. Lhasha Tizer shares her knowledge of various cultures' methods of making and drinking teas, and their health-giving benefits. Cost is $15, and reservations are required. Call 321-3670 for reservations and information. TW

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