SPECIAL EVENTSEvents This Week
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. Downtown Tucson is alive all day and all night Saturday, February 21. The African American Celebrations continue for Downtown Saturday Night with: storyteller Rachel Sharp, joined by drummer Mike Olson and dancer Eno Washington from 7 to 7:30; Phoenix guest artist Fatimah Halim telling urban tales from 7:30 to 8; art exhibits featuring reverse glass painting by Tucson artist Janet Miller and Senegalese master painter Babcar Lo; and a free screening of Freedom On My Mind, a chronicle of the complex and compelling history of the Mississippi voter registration struggles of 1961 to 1964. For information on other events, stop by the booth on Sixth Avenue and Congress Street; or call the Arts District Partnership at 624-9977.
GUATEMALAN CELEBRATION. 602 N. Wilmot Road. Join St. Michael & All Angel's Guatemala Project Sunday, February 22, for a send-off of their Isuzu Trooper filled with supplies, headed to Guatemala. The public is invited to join in any or all of the day's events, which begin with Mass at 10, a blessing of the vehicle at 11:30 and an informal reception and benefit meal at 11:45 a.m. The reception features Guatemalan food and "Solidarity Soup" donated by Casa Maria's. Call 623-3063 for information.
INDIAN ART FAIR. Arizona State Museum. UA campus, east of University Boulevard at Park Avenue. 621-6302. The Arizona State Museum hosts the 1998 Southwest Indian Fair Saturday and Sunday, February 21 and 22. The fair features 75 artists, whose works include jewelry, pottery kachina dolls, and many others. Event hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 621-6302 for information.
KICK UP YOUR HEELS. Shrine Temple. 450 S. Tucson Blvd. The Motor Patrol Unit of the Sabbar Shrine is sponsoring a Rodeo Dance on from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, February 20. Celebrate Tucson's Rodeo Week with music by Saddle City, plus there'll be lots of fun, drinks, raffles, plus a jail for "offenders." Tickets are $7 at the door. Call 749-4793 for information.
LANGUAGE BENEFIT. Scottish Rite Temple. 160 S. Scott Ave. Enjoy gourmet coffees, desserts and bid on fun and fabulous silent auction items at the Child Language Center's first annual Gourmet Dessert and Silent Auction from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 22. The Center helps young children with speech and language disorders learn to communicate confidently and successfully. Tickets are $5. Call 624-2509 for information.
MOON WALK. The Valley of the Moon. 2544 E. Allen Road, north of Prince Road, east of Tucson Boulevard. Step into a world of enchantment and fantasy with the wizard's apprentice and meet the enchanting creatures of the Valley of the Moon on a "Quest for the Golden Key to Happiness" on Friday and Saturday, February 20 and 21. Tours leave the gate every 30 minutes between 7 and 9 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted for the restoration of this Arizona Historic District. Call 323-1331 for information.
QUINTESSENTIAL FASHION. 118 S. Fifth Ave. Quintessential Productions Inc., a non-profit performing arts and education company, presents an evening of fun, fashion and music beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 21. Enjoy the vintage fashion show, and charity raffle. Tickets are $5. Call 703-1543 for tickets and information.
SPIRIT OF THE SOUTHWEST. Oracle Plaza. 6310 N. Oracle Road. The Spirit Weavers' present their third annual Spirit of the Southwest Arts and Crafts fair Saturday and Sunday, February 21 and 22. Celebrate the spirit of the southwest at the Artisans' Mercado featuring more than 60 unique juried artisans, music and entertainment featuring El Mariachi Tapatio & Folkloric Dancers, the Western Balladeers and more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Tucson, and donations of dry or canned pet food will be gratefully accepted at their booth. Humane Society representatives will be on hand to distribute literature and answer questions. Pet adoptions will be available on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 546-4656 for information.
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. Call 624-9977 for information.
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