February 23 - March 1, 1995

[City Week Listings]


Opening This Week

ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Laboratory Theatre. Fine Arts Complex, south end of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway east of Park Avenue. 621-1162. Opening February 26 and continuing through March 12: They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, a new musical involving the romantic, comic and tragic events revolving around a 1934 dance marathon in Venice Beach, California. Regular performances are at 8 p.m., with 2 o'clock weekend matinees. Tickets range from $7 to $12, available at Dillard's or the Fine Arts box office, 6211162.

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4877. Single performance at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 23: The Old West Comes Alive, in the Cabaret Theatre. Tickets are $7 at the door. For information call 883-5419.

GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Special performances at 7 p.m. February 27 and 28 only: The Wild West Revue, a "wild and woolly" mobile comedy/musical. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 children, available at the theatre.

SALOC. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. Opening February 23 and continuing through March 5: Paint Your Wagon, the Broadway musical capturing the California gold rush with nuggets like "They Call the Wind Maria," and "I Talk to the Trees." Regular performances are at 2 and 8 p.m., with tickets $14 and $28, available at SALOC ticket offices, 908 N. Swan Road; and 1202 N. Main Ave. Call 323-7888 or 884-1212 for tickets and information.

TMCAST PRODUCTIONS. TMC Marshall Auditorium. 5301 E. Grant Road. 324-5198. Special performances at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23: Message in a Bottle, a one-act play addressing alcoholism in the workplace. Performances will be followed by an informal discussion led by hospital personnel. Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged. Call 324-5198.


ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4877. Continuing through March 4 in the Alice Holsclaw Theatre: Dancing at Lughnasa, a semi-autobiographical picture of life in rural Ireland in 1936. Tickets range from $17 to $26, available at the ATC Box Office, or by calling 622-2823. Call for reservations and show times.

GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through March 25: Sonny Montana Singing Cowboy. Rich Edmonson of Chuck Wagon and the Wheels, and Earl Brennion of the Titan Valley Warheads join Sonny in his Sagebrush Band. Regular show times are: Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m., with additional performances at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Matinees are scheduled for February 26 and March 5. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 for seniors, students and active military; and $6 for children 12 and under.

Last Chance

a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Continuing through February 26: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, an award winning play by Tom Stoppard. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7, with a $1 discount for students with ID, seniors, artists and a.k.a. Theatre donors. Also continuing through February 25: The People Who Do That, an all new hour of poignant and visionary sketch comedy, with shows at 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $5, including automatic entry in the Great Waffle Iron Contest. Call for information and reservations.

ONE IN TEN THEATRE. 738 N. Fifth Ave., suite 131. 770-9279. Continuing through February 25: Movie Queens, the story of two feuding legendary actresses who are reunited for a Broadway play, only to find that their personal history is the real drama. Tickets are $9, $8 for students and seniors, available at Antigone Books on Fourth Avenue, at the door, or by calling 770-9279.

PCC THEATRE. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6909. Continuing through February 25 at the Black Box Theatre: Blues, a unique blend of movement, rhythm, music and performance art which seeks to reveal the stories and souls of those who have been persistently cast aside by society--who have in recent years been labeled "The Homeless." Tickets are $5, $4 for students and seniors.

SERENDIPITY PLAYHOUSE. 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. 751-4445. Continuing through February 25: Andrew Bergman's Social Security, featuring "sour ball spitting" Sophie Greengrass, who's involuntarily invaded her daughter's upscale Manhattan life. Regular performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $12 to $15, with discounts for seniors, students and military. Call for reservations.


TICKET REFUND. Full refunds for ticket holders of the canceled production of The Sound of Music, at UA Centennial Hall, will be available until May 28, 1995. The UA Artist Series will also honor ticket exchanges, for up to double the ticket value, for any of the 17 remaining productions in the 1994-95 series. Refunds are available only through the Centennial Hall box office, 1020 E. University Blvd. Call 621-3341 for information.

BY DESIGN LECTURE. Arizona Theatre Company hosts a panel discussion, The Limits of Language and the Constraints of Civilization, based on issues raised in ATC's production of Dancing at Lughnasa. The discussion begins at 7 p.m. Monday, February 27, in the Alice Holsclaw Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave. Call 884-8210 for more information.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Borderlands Theatre is accepting unproduced, full-length playscripts by playwrights whose work reflects the culturally diverse realities of the border region, and the Border as a metaphor. Special consideration will be given to minority playwrights. English, Spanish or bilingual scripts accepted. Scripts must be mailed in triplicate to Border Playwrights Project, P.O. Box 2791, Tucson, AZ 85702. Deadline is March 30. Call 882-8607 for information.

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-serve 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. 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 1-719-444-0884. Deadline is February 28, 1995.


Opening This Week

BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Opening February 23, with a formal reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and continuing through March 25: Dress Up Tonight, installation, photography and performance by Sarah Allen. There will be a premiere screening of Allen's video, Sewing Notions. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. March 1 and 15. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

BODHITREE GALLERY. 33 S. Fifth Ave. 882-5195. Opening February 24 and continuing through February 26: join in the preparation of mantra texts for the big prayer wheel to be turned on Losar-Tibetan new year, in Prayer Wheel Weekend. Gallery will be open from 4 to 7 p.m., with the turning of the wheel at 7 p.m. March 2.

BONFOEY GALLERY. 1133 S. Swan Road. 326-2377. Opening February 23, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., and continuing through March 9: Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild signature members will exhibit their work in a juried show.

DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Opening February 28 and continuing through April 8: Views from Japan, a multi-disciplinary project featuring contemporary Japanese photography. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

MARATHON ART GALLERY. 1535 E. Broadway. 623-4000. Opening February 25 and continuing through March 11: works by Amado Pena and Deborah Hiatt. Pena will sign copies of his recently published books, Color and Pena on Pena at an evening reception on February 24. Call the gallery for an invitation to the reception.

TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Opening March 2 and continuing through April 30: Myth, Monsters and Magic: Children's Book Illustrations by Arizona Artists. 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. Opening February 24 and continuing through March 26: the fifth annual Women Artists and the West, a multi-media show and sale featuring works by 42 women artists, focusing on themes primarily dominated by men. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.

UA MUSEUM OF ART. Opening February 26 and continuing through March 23: Arizona On Paper, works by David Andres, Dottie Larson, Nancy Tokar Miller, Catherine Nash, Andrew Polk, Alfred Quiroz, Rene M. Verdugo and Jim Waid. There will be a preview reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 24; and Lee Karpiscak will give an ArtBreak discussion of the exhibit at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 8.

UNION GALLERY. UA Student Union, on the campus mall. 621-0764. Continuing through March 8: The Transparency of Sex, a series of work by three artists. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Continuing through March 30: Navajo Code Talkers, a commemorative photographic exhibit by Kenji Kawano. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

ART!! GALLERY. 6328 E. Broadway, in the El Mercado Plaza. 745-8586. Continuing through March 14: Southwest Watercolors, by Dana Rigas. Cowboy Showcase has been extended through March 31 Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. University of Arizona campus. 621-7968. Continuing through March 26: Art Museum, a new exhibition of works by contemporary artists Sophie Calle, Louise Lawler, Richard Misrach, Diane Neumaier, Richard Ross and Thomas Struth. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

DAVIS GALLERY. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through March 11: Landscapes, three distinct interpretations by painters Thomas Chapin and Josh Goldberg, and sculptress Moira Marti Geoffrion. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536-A Tanque Verde Road. 722-4412. 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.

ETHERTON GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through March 25: color photography by Christopher Burkett and William Lesch, and mixed media constructions by Jeffrey Jonczyck. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, with extended hours on Downtown Saturday Nights.

IRONWOOD GALLERY. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. Continuing through March 6: Mark Klett exhibits his black and white photographs from the recently published book Desert Legends: Re-storying the Sonoran Borderlands.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through March 28: current works by Faigee Neibow and Georgie Quinn.

JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through March 4: Down Under, a joint showing of sculpture and mixed media images by Julia Benites Arriola and Rudy Calderon. Also showing are recent works by Frank Romero, Joseph Maruska, Christina Cardenas and Gonzalo Espinosa. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment.

LAUGHLIN STUDIO GALLERY. 220 S. Norris Ave. 624-7354. Continuing through March 26: The Buffalo Soldiers, prints, drawings and watercolors by David Laughlin. Call for regular gallery hours.

MALAIKA. 2900 E. Broadway, #178. 881-0110. Continuing through March 31: a selection of limited edition signed etchings by Nigerian artist Tayo Takove Quaye, and the Masai series of stippling prints by Frank Feaster. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza, Suite 90, 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Continuing through March 31: the gallery's annual jewelry show, plus the work of fiber and glass artists. Featured artists include: Michael Boyd, Barbara Brandel, Diane Egbert, Bill Ford, Debra May and Marne Ryan. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

PHANTOM GALLERIES. Various locations. 624-9977. Vacant window-front galleries doubling as temporary exhibition space include the following, continuing through March: 47 E. Pennington St., installation by Katie Cooper; 38 E. Congress St., an exploration of conflict in paintings by Beata Wehr; 110 S. Church Ave., mixed media paintings echoing forms of nature, by Alicia Louden.

PHILABAUM CONTEMPORARY ART GLASS. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through April 8: Paint and Glass: The Expressive Connection, Southwest Invitational VIII. The show features artists who use glass, rather than canvas, to paint. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 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.

TEMPLE GALLERY. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210. Continuing through March 18: Dustin Leavitt: Drawings. Regular gallery hours through March 4 are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or first intermission on performance nights, Monday through Friday. Call for weekend hours.

TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through April 10: Flowers in the Wild: Prints by Judy Miller Johnson, hand-painted etchings of wildflowers native to Arizona and the Southwest. Exhibit Hall 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.

T/PAC TRAVELING EXHIBIT. Tucson Main Public Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 791-4391. Continuing through March 15: T/PAC's Rural Arts Traveling Exhibit visits the lobby, with works by Stella Clancy, Gloria Isak-Morton and Darlene Le Clair. Exhibit hours are: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through March 12: Kings and Queens and Soup Tureens allows modern viewers to see objects crafted for Catherine the Great, the Kings of Naples and Prussia, Mmes. de Pompadour and duBarry, Queen Charlotte and others. Throughout the duration of this exhibit, the Museum is collecting cans of soup for the Community Food Bank. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.

WINGSPAN. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 624-1779. Continuing through March 1: Essay of Abstract Expressionism, paintings by Liz Vaughn. Call for regular gallery hours.

Last Chance

BARN GALLERY. Rancho Linda Vista, next to Biosphere II, in Oracle. Continuing through February 28: North Meets South at Oracle, a group show of Phoenix and Tucson artists sponsored by the Arizona chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art. Call Judy at 896-2406 for information and directions.

BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Continuing through February 28, with an Art Walk reception with the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. February 23: Stone Spirit Fantasies, by Jennifer Carr. Sculptures combine Zuni fetishes with gems and minerals.

CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Continuing through February 25: Four Artists: Three Disciplines, featuring works by Jill S. Kelly, Gloria Isak-Morton, Jack Remington and Joan DeMott Sullivan. 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 623-5883 for information.

CFHS ART GALLERY. 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. 577-5090. Continuing through March 1: Catalina Foothills High School Department of Art invites the public to the second annual student art exhibition. Regular gallery hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

DE GRAZIA GALLERY. 6300 N. Swan Road. 299-9191. Continuing through February 25: Seeds of the Medicine Wheel, beaded, wearable art pieces by Brooke Monfort. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

DINNERWARE. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through February 25: Instincts, fiber works by Ann Keuper. Works by Barbara Brandel and Linda Berkeley will accompany the show in the Small Gallery. 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. Thursday Art Walks.

G.A.S.P. GALLERY. Utterback Middle School, 3233 S. Pinal Vista. 617-6100. Continuing through February 28: Language of the Lens, contemporary Native American photographs. Operated by Utterback students under the leadership of Sally Lovell and Josh Goldberg. Call for an appointment.

JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. Art Building, UA Campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue. Continuing through February 24: The Shadow of the Cross, a kinetic sculpture exhibit by Ned Schaper, a.k.a. Mat Bevel. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through February 25: recent works by Douglas Denniston. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

MELIORA. 178 E. Broadway. 792-9544. Continuing through February 28: Tucson: An Architect's Perspective, an installation reflecting "the good, the bad and the ugly" of the emerging city, by Bob Vint. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays by appointment. Admission is free.

NEW DOORS OF THE ARTS. 242 S. Park Ave. 770-9950. Continuing through February 25: a joint show with stone-metal sculpture by Zak Zakovi and paintings and paper works by Charles Piqué. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with extended hours Downtown Saturday Nights.

PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through February: bronze sculpture by Michael Storey, leather bags by Carson Rogers and whimsical pottery by Ray Davis. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

PUZEY GALLERY. 47 S. Sixth Ave. 884-4522. Continuing through February at the Holiday Inn Downtown City Center, 181 W. Broadway: mixed media, colored pencil, acrylics and oils by Mark Brestel, Sandi Pageau, Brian Puzey and Dan Furnas.

RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Continuing through March 1: imPRISMed Perceptions, a mixed media installation including paintings and assemblages by David Belcheff and Rosemary Kimble. Cartoon-like satirical paintings shown with mixed-media found-object assemblages placed in an extra-terrestrial setting. Regular gallery hours are 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Dowtown Saturday Nights, and Thursday Art Walk.

UA MUSEUM OF ART. South end of the Olive Road pedestrian underpass, near Park Avenue and Speedway. Continuing through February 26: Mark Rothko: The Spirit of Myth, 24 expressionistic style paintings documenting a critical period in the evolution of Rothko's style. Continuing through March 5: DreamWeavers, an exhibition of paintings by 15 artists working in fantasy art and children's book illustration. Related events include children's workshops on writing, illustrating, and storytelling in February. Call 621-7567.


ART WALK. It's the last Thursday of the month, and Art Walk is itching for a twilight tour around the City of the Arts. Art Walk happens from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 23. Call 624-9977 for information on participating galleries and historic sites.

KAHLO SEMINAR. There will be a Frida Kahlo seminar from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at Six Continents, 2430 E. Sixth St., Suite C. Cost is $13. There will also be a dinner using her recipes on February 28. Call 318-1635 to register.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. U.S. resident artists working in any craft or sculpture medium who are "redefining the figure in contemporary art" may submit works completed in the last three years, no larger than 40" in any direction, for consideration. Deadline is March 17, 1995. For a prospectus, send a stamped SASE to Tempe Arts Center, P.O. Box 549, Tempe, Arizona, 85280; or call 1-602-968-0888.

PHOTO CONTEST. Jones Photo is accepting entries through April 1 for Color of Tucson, the company's 12th annual contest. Submit prints in any of the following categories: The Human Touch, Horizons, Scenics, Plants and Animals and Challenge--a category that changes every year. All prints must be at least 7"x10", and no larger than 8"x12", matted and backed but not mounted on foam board. Complete details are available at all Jones Photo locations, or by calling 327-7447.

ARTS FAIR. Pima County Parks and Recreation presents the annual Southwestern Arts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 26, at McDonald Park, 4100 N. Harrison Road. The next Arts and Crafts Fair at McDonald Park will be March 18 and 19; followed by an antique fair on April 9. Fairs are free and open to the public.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Exhibitors for upcoming Parks and Recreation Arts and Crafts Fairs are requested. Dates include: an Arts and Crafts Fair at McDonald Park on March 18 and 19; and an antique fair at Roy P. Drachman Park on April 9. For a reservation packet and information, call 740-2680.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Submissions are being accepted for Herstory: Perspectives of Women, to be displayed at the UA Union Gallery from March 20 through March 31, in celebration of Women's History Month. Entry forms can be picked up in the UA Student Union Room 102, or by calling 621-0764.

WORKSHOP. From 3 to 5:45 p.m. February 26, adults will have the chance to participate in Barbea Williams' Dance and Drum Workshop, featuring West African rhythms. Call 624-9977 for location and registration.

ARTIST OF THE MONTH. Unitarian Universalist Church. 4831 E. 22nd St. 748-1551. Watercolor Paintings of Travels, landscapes of Italy and Nepal by David Laughlin, are on display at the Artist of the Month Gallery at the church through Friday, March 3. Regular gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

DESERT DRAWING CLASS. Part hike, part art class, this workshop will help you get close to the landscapes you're learning to draw. The next class meets from noon to 4 p.m. February 26, near the Tortolita Mountains. Cost is $15. For registration and information, call 323-3944.

ART TALKS. The following lecture is free and open to the public, in the Arts Auditorium: Deconstruction and the Museum: The Postmodernist Critique of Institutions, by Paul E. Ivey, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23. Remaking Art History, by Dave Hickey, meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 6. Call 621-1251 for information.

ART SPACE PROGRAM. Tucson District Arts Partnership, Inc. announces the Art Space Development Loan Program, offering up to $5,000 in low-interest loans to preserve existing art space and develop new art spaces in the downtown area. Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, February 24. For applications and information, call 624-9977.

ART TALKS. The Tucson Museum of Art Docent Council offers the following free art talks at noon on the following Mondays and Thursdays in February: February 23, Ride 'em Cowboy; February 27, Great Masters of Western Art; March 2, Rodin: The Shape of Genius; March 6, Ladies of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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 35 mm slides, slide list, resume, any other pertinent information, and an SASE to Linda Rosenfield, Arts Division, PCC, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709-0001. Deadline is March 10.

DEMONSTRATION. See glass art in the making at Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, 711 S. Sixth Ave., from 11 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.


Performances This Week

AZ JAZZ WEEK. The UA School of Music and Tucson Jazz Society have a hot line up of Jazz for the week of February 26 through March 5. See the review in Big Noise for a complete calendar of events; or call 621-2998.

EASTSIDE ARTISTS. United Methodist Church. 655 N. Craycroft Road. 299-7189. Soloist Rebecca Reinhard Foreman will appear with the Civic Orchestra of Tucson at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 26, with a program by Debussy. Organist and UA faculty member Roy Johnson will also solo. The orchestra will perform selections from Brahms, Borodin, and Rheinberger, among others. Tickets are $5 at the door.

GOSPEL TRIBUTE. PCC Proscenium Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6478. No Ways Tired, a tribute to Reverend James Cleveland, will showcase 25 singers and dancers in an exciting spiritual rendition honoring African-American History Month. Celebration begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25. Tickets are $8, $5 students and seniors, available at all Dillard's, PCC West Campus cashier, and at the door. Call 884-6458 for information.

NOON CONCERTS. St. Philip's In The Hills Parish continues the Winter Concert Series at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, with the Tucson Flute Club Flute Choir.

PROJECT CHOKI. St. Philip's In The Hills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. This benefit concert for an arts education partnership created to preserve and enhance the indigenous cultures of Old Pascua. R. Carlos Nakai and Chuck Koesters will perform at 2:45 p.m. February 26. Project Choki ("Star") and OPYA artwork will be on sale in the Murphy Gallery. Reserved tickets are $35, non-reserved tickets are $12, or $15 day of the concert. Call 323-0185 for information.

SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Wade and Julia Mainer take the stage with banjos and ballads in hand, at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 23. Admission is free. Coming soon, Dar Williams charms Tucson folk afficionados at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 8. Advance tickets for this show are $7, $6 for KXCI, TFTM, and TKMA members. Call 327-4809 for ticket outlet locations.

TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART. 330 S. Scott Ave. 620-6774. Join Jim Easterbrook at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23, for cowboy poetry, songs of the west, benefit performance, auction and sale in support of spoken word artists of Tucson. A $7 donation is requested. Call 620-6774 for reservations.

UA RECITALS. UA campus, east end of the School of Music. There will be a saxophone studio recital at 7:30 p.m. February 23 in Crowder Hall. Check out the Schaeffer Guitar Competition at 2:30 p.m. February 26 in the Holsclaw Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.

UA SYMPHONIC BAND. UA Crowder Hall. South end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway, east of Park Avenue. 621-1162. The School of Music presents the Symphonic Band, conducted by Enrique Feldman, with guest conductors Chris Mulliniks and Eric Weirether, at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 25. Tickets are $6, $3 to $5 for seniors, students and UA employees, available at Dillard's or the Fine Arts box office.

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.


BERGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. 1200 W. Speedway. 327-4809. R. Carlos Nakai will solo with the Catalina Chamber Orchestra in two performances, at 8 p.m. March 3 and 3 p.m. March 5. Advance tickets are $10, $7 for students and seniors. Call 327-4721 for tickets and information.

BIG BAND STAND. Tucson Jazz Society's sixth annual big band season is in full swing. The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra will be featured in the March 5 dance; and the Tucson Jazz Orchestra, with drummer Butch Miles, will round out the season on March 19. 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.

CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus, east of main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. Carrot Top, with special guests, comes to Tucson for an 8 p.m. performance Saturday, March 4. Advance tickets are $17, available at all Dillard's and the Centennial Hall box office.


CALL FOR ENTRIES. The Raleigh Group, Ltd. announces Tin Pan South '95, a songwriter festival to award an aspiring songwriter of any musical style an opportunity to play at the Nashville festival April 17 through 22. For entry forms and rules call 1-615-259-0100; or send an SASE to Tin Pan South: Contest, P.O. Box 129002, Nashville, TN, 37212. Entries must be postmarked by March 25.

ART OF LEARNING. The UA Extended University offers this series of classes in art, music and history, to spin a new perspective on the world around you. The Blues Tradition traces the history of blues in a three-session series from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning February 28, at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. Cost is $36. Call 624-UofA for registration and information.

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.


Performances This Week

ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. UA campus main entrance on University Boulevard east of Park Avenue. The museum will host Navajo Tse-Ho-Tso Dancers and guest lectures, beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 25, on the front lawn. Presentations are free and open to the public.

UA DANCE RECITAL. Centennial Hall. UA campus main entrance on University Boulevard, east of Park Avenue. 621-3341. Dance, Dance, Dance, a concert featuring UA dance faculty and guests, will be presented at 8 p.m. February 24 and 25. Tickets are $10, $7 for students and seniors, available at all Dillard's or by calling the box office at 621-1162.


MODERN DANCE WORKSHOP. Saturday workshop will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. February 26, at the Southwest Center for Music. Orts dancer Nanette Robinson offers on-going classes from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, at the Southwest Center for the Arts, 2175 Sixth Ave. Instruction combines Skinner Releasing, Tai Chi and Yoga. No previous dance experience is necessary. Call 887-1603 for more information.

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 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.

WELLNESS DANCE. Syndee Pokora teaches two on-going classes to help relieve pain and stress and build healthier movement habits: "Mind/Body Unwinding," and "Dance for Wellness." 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.

SALSA LESSONS. Rafael Moreno and Descarga will give you some salsa dance lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Berky's On Fourth, 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

RODEO ROUND-UP. The 70th annual Tucson Rodeo and La Fiesta de los Vaqueros runs through February 26 at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. Admission is $6.50 for bleacher seating, $10 for grandstands. The Rodeo Parade winds through Tucson on Thursday, February 23. Opening ceremonies at the parade's end will feature Mexican charros. Call 741-2233 for times.

PEACE FAIR. The 13th annual Tucson Peace Fair gathers at Reid Park Bandshell, Country Club Road between Broadway and Fifth Street, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 25. Join folk singer Nan Hoffman, two dance troupes, Desert Spring Singers and others for food and food for thought at this year's free event. Call 888-3479 for more information.

SOUTHWEST WOODWORK. A gallery of woodcarvings and sculptures by Southwest Woodcarvers Association will be on display and for sale during mall hours February 24 through 26 at El Con Mall, Broadway east of Country Club Road.

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. 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. Call 326-8010 or 577-8181 with questions.

Out of Town

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. This authentic re-creation of a 16th century European market faire is open weekends from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. continues through March 26. Admission is $10.95 for adults, $4.95 children 5 to 12 years, and 5-and-unders free. Senior tickets are $9. Look for discount tickets at all Fry's Food Stores. The grounds are seven miles east of Apache Junction on Highway 60/89. For information call 1-602-463-2700.


ARIZONA HISTORICAL SERIES. The following lectures meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Arizona Historical Society Auditorium, 949 E. Second St.: March 1, Mexican-American Homefront in Arizona During WWII; March 8, The Great Escape: German Prisoners at Papago Park POW Camp; and March 15, The Army Nurse Corps and Arizona During WWII. Lectures are $5 each.

BORDER TALK. Roberto Martinez, Director of the U.S./Mexico Border Program, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 27, at Pima Friends Meeting House, 931 N. Fifth Ave. The free lecture is entitled Immigration Issues in California: Before and After Proposition 187. Call 623-9141 for information.

HEALTH TALK. A free menopause education seminar sponsored by the University Physicians will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, April 5 and May 3, in the OB/GYN Office Lobby, Eighth Floor, UMC, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Admission is free, but registration by calling 694-6010 is preferred.

UFO LECTURE. The UFO Contact Center International Program sponsors Operation Mind Control, a lecture and video presentation by Walter Bomart, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Event is free and open to the public.

INTERACTIONAL EDUCATION. Arizona Center for Clinical Management (ACCM) and Children and Adolescent Treatment Services (CATS) sponsor this free series to discuss issues affecting children receiving mental health services. The following lecture meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, at ACCM, 1844 S. Alvernon Way: Psychiatric Medications for Children. Coming up on March 7, Treatment Expectations for Special (SED) Children; and March 14, Families Playing Together. RSVP to Sarah Gallardo, 747-7619, ext. 222.

MONEY TALKS. Mission Branch Library, 3770 S. Mission Road, offers a free series on financial investing. The final presentation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1: 10 Most Common Mistakes Made with Mutual Funds.


BOOK SIGNING. Young adult mystery novelist Penny Porter will sign copies of The Keymaker: Born to Steal, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway. Event is free and open to the public.

POETRY READING. UA Modern Languages Auditorium Building, north side of the mall, west of Cherry Avenue. Award winning UA alum and poet, Tony Hoagland, will read his work at 8 p.m. March 1. For information call 321-7760.

PUBLISHING WORKSHOP. The fourth annual publishing workshop for Tucson area writers will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at 4021 E. Grant Road. This hands-on workshop will help writers make a professional presentation to potential publishers. Cost is $28, and includes printed materials and follow-up telephone consultations. Call Horizon Press at 749-3033 for registration information.

ROUND ROBIN READINGS. The Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Road, invites authors to share their work from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 28. This evening of writers' appreciation is for adults only. Call 791-4811 for information.

WOSAC CONFERENCE. The Women's Studies Advisory Council hosts A Writer's Landscape: Real and Imagined, featuring Jane Candia Coleman, Luci Tapahonso, Ann Zwinger, and moderator Alison Deming, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at the Doubletree Inn, 445 S. Alvernon Way. Book signing and dessert reception to follow. Tickets are $20, with registration due Tuesday, February 28. Call 621-7338 for details.

TUCSON POETRY FESTIVAL. This year's festival examines the relevance of contemporary poetry in our culture with the theme of love, as an expression of the fundamental human condition. Readings by this year's festival poets are scheduled for 8 p.m. March 31 through April 2. The poets include: Francisco X. Alarcon, Rafael Campo, Diane di Prima, Marilyn Hacker, Boyer Rickel and Jane Miller. Advance tickets are $5, $10 for a weekend pass, available in early March from Bentley's and The Book Stop.

PRESIDIO GRILL LITERARY SERIES. The following dates are scheduled for guest receptions including appetizers and cash bar, at Presidio Grill, 3352 E. Speedway: March 9, Martin Hewlett discusses images of biology in contemporary literature, including a comparison of four popular science fiction novels. Reception begins at 6 p.m. in the Metro Room, and tickets are $18. Call 327-4667.

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; or call 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. 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.


DOG PAUSE. Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway. Readings from the Clifford stories will accompany the visit. Event is free and open to the public.

SWIM THE RILLITO. The Swim the Rillito Burn Awareness and Safety Expo meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Green Fields Country Day School, 6000 Camino de la Tierra. Event features a jumping castle, putting green, games, contests, raffles, food and more.

TERWILLIGER TALES. 7935 N. Oracle Road. 797-4061. Meet the Wild Thing from Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, at the 2 p.m. story hour on February 25. Event is free and open to the public.

HOMEWORK HELP. They won't do it for you, but Tucson Pima Library's 17 drop-in homework help sites provide experienced tutors to help students of all primary and secondary grades with their studies, as well as providing books and resources for students who want to help themselves. The program is free and available to all students regardless of the site location. Call 791-4393 for information.

JUGGLING AND SELF DEFENSE. SEEK Saturdays, sponsored by UA Extended University, announces Safe Kids, Safe Moves: Self-Defense for Kids and Their Parents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. February 25. This class, for ages 8 to 12, teaches techniques that give children the best chance of success, regardless of size. Classes meet in the UA Ina Gittings Building, Room 16, on the UA campus. $20 admits one adult and one child. Juggling and Games, scheduled for March 11 and 18, is designed to improve dexterity, balance and control. For more information, call 624-UofA.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS. TUSD announces the following meetings to elicit public comment, at 5:30 p.m. at Rincon High School Cafeteria, 422 N. Arcadia Blvd.: Monday, February 27, Instructional Programs/Funding; and Tuesday, February 28, Desegregation/Integration.

OUR TOWN CLASSES. Our Town Family Center offers the following classes: Parenting Your Teen, from 9 to noon. Saturdays, March 4 through 25; and Parenting Your School Aged Child, a four-session class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 1 through 28, April 4 and 11. Also, Effective Black Parenting, a series of child management skill from within a black frame of reference. Meets Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., March 4 through 25. To register or for more information, call Kathie or Noreen at 881-0935.

F.E.M.A.L.E. Formerly Employed Mothers at the Leading Edge is a network of moms who have taken a break from their careers to be at home. They offer friendships, playgroups, meetings, family functions and more. Regular meetings are at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month, in the YMCA room near the west end of the Foothills Mall. The next playgroup, for children through age 5, is at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23, at Arthur Pack Park, Thornydale and Overton roads. Call Clair at 749-0879 for information.

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. PWP hosts a dance from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Chapter Hall, on Saturday, February 25. Admission is $6 for non-members. For more information call 622-8120.

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. February 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 meets from 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.



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 February. 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 SAILING CLUB. Tucson photographer and sailor Wally Alexander will narrate his slide show, Charter Sailing Out of La Paz, Mexico, at 7:30 p.m. Monday February 27, at O'Malley's on Fourth, 247 N. Fourth Ave. Meeting is free and open to the public. Call 743-0519 for more information.

BUILD A TRAIL. Join Bob's Bargain Barn in improving our mountain parks and monuments by volunteering some Saturday hours for the "Build a Trail" program. Bob's is aiming at work every Saturday throughout 1995, with the Explorer Trail in the Tucson Mountains scheduled for March 4. Call 325-3409 for registration and information.

SAN PEDRO HIKES. Six hikes along the river are scheduled this spring, beginning March 4, with an 8:15 a.m. six mile course from Curtis Flats to Contention City. At 8:15 a.m. March 18, hike six miles from Contention City to Little Boquillas Ranch. Remaining hikes are scheduled for April 1, 15 and 29, and May 13. Pre-registration is $7.50, limited to the first 40 hikers. No pets allowed. Registration forms are available from BLM Tucson Resource Area Office, 12661 E. Broadway. Call 1-602-459-2555 for information.

DESERT CULTURE CELEBRATION. This third annual conference, Celebration of Desert Cultures, hosts a variety of field trips and lecture presentations from March 2 through 4. Cost ranges from $7.50 to $15 for lectures, and $7 to $25 for field trips in Arizona and Mexico. Call the Arizona Historical Society for information and registration, 628-5695. Space is limited.

HIKING. Southern Arizona Hiking Club hikes meet several days during the week. There are at least two different hikes on each of these days. All hikes are rated for difficulty. For more information on hikes and mountain bike rides, call 751-4513.

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.

RAMSEY CANYON PRESERVE. 27 Ramsey Canyon Road. 602 378-2785. The 300-acre Nature Conservancy sanctuary in the Huachuca Mountains celebrates its 20th anniversary in 1995, with a variety of indoor programs, with regular Saturday guided tours resuming in March. A slide presentation and volunteer orientation will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 26. Reservations are required, with group limited to 10 per session. Visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free, with a $5 donation suggested for non-members. Call 378-2785 to sign up.


STRAW BALE CONSTRUCTION. There will be two straw bale house construction workshops, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5 and 18. Cost is $65, and includes lunch and construction drawings. For information, call Dan at 624-8030.

TOWN HALL MEETINGS. Council Member Janet Marcus invites the public to join her at her office, Eastside City Hall, 7575 E. Speedway. Solid waste issues will be discussed at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 28.

POLLUTION PREVENTION AWARD. The Pima County Board of Supervisors seeks nominations for its annual pollution prevention award, for an individual, organization or business that significantly contributed to preserving our environment in 1994. Applicants should be submitted to PDEQ prior to February 28. To obtain a nomination packet, contact Steve Hulland at 740-3346.

DEQ HOTLINES. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality wants you to call 622-5700 to report cars or buses spewing disgusting, health-destroying smoke. If you spot any of those wildcat dump hogs call 622-5800 with the location, license plate number and type of trash being dumped. Businesses needing hazardous waste assistance can call the Hazmat Education Helpline at 740-3346.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE. The Tucson/Pima County hazardous waste disposal site at 2440 W. Sweetwater Drive is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Friday and Saturday for household waste disposal. For more information call 740-3555.

RETHINKIT LINE. Don't know whether to throw it, hoe it or stow it? The RETHINKIT Recycling Information Line, 791-5000, offers information for callers with recycling questions and concerns.


HUMMINGBIRD GARDENS. Tohono Chul Park grounds curator Russ Buhrow discusses plant choices, arrangement and maintenance to attract hummingbirds, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, in the park's Wilson Room, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Discussion is free for members, $2 for non-members. RSVP to 742-6455.

TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS. The Master Composters of the Tucson Organic Gardeners staff the Compost Demonstration Site at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, excluding holidays. Call the Composting Assistance Line at 798-6215 for help or further information on how you can compost at home.

TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. You can take a "Birds and Gardening Tour" at 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday. At 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday, go exploring at the Gardens and learn about Tucson's native flora. Tours are $3 and include admission to the Gardens. Good news for plant lovers: the nursery at TBG will now be open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday until May. Admission to the Botanical Gardens is $3, $2 for seniors, and free for children under 12.

Best Bets

BOOKS: The Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry. Although most of us in our right minds have a generous and healthy disdain for most things British, it must, in all fairness, be stated that some of those Limeys can write. Having said that, we must now further state that Stephen Fry is one of those aforementioned Brits. His book, The Hippopotamus, is a clever treat, one full of cynicism and viciousness. The story, told through the eyes of a bitter old boozed-up poet, concerns a young boy who has mysterious healing powers, accomplished not through the traditional laying on of hands, but of private parts. And that's only the start of the weirdness. Two of the recipients of the boy's gift are an elderly gay house guest and a sick horse. That's all I'm going to tell you.

MOVIES: Quiz Show. Okay, the 12 of you who saw it the first time it came out don't have to go, but the rest of you have the opportunity to assuage your guilt by having missed one of the two best pictures of 1994 (along with Pulp Fiction). Snatched from the jaws of video-store exile by a slew of Oscar nominations, including a well-deserved one for Best Picture, Quiz Show skillfully traces the descent into greed and deceit which brought down the lucrative (but crooked) quiz-show empires in the early days of network TV. Masterfully directed by Robert Redford and containing several outstanding acting performances (including two by John Turturro and Ralph Fiennes, who both got royally screwed by not receiving Oscar bids), this movie has a real good shot at winning the Big One, especially if voters have a hard time choosing between fan favorite Forrest Gump and the great, but too intense Pulp Fiction.

MAGAZINES: "Reactionary Chic," an article by Lewis Lapham in the March 1995 issue of Harper's. Subtitled "How the Nineties' right recycles the bombast of the Sixties' left," this excellent piece by the editor of the magazine outlines how the leaders of the right have managed to isolate, highlight and package all of the quiet anxieties of the middle class and turn them into a political club with which to beat the downtrodden, blaming them not only for their own plight but for that of the country as well. An incisive piece.

--Tom Danehy

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