March 2 - March 8, 1995

[City Week Listings]


Opening This Week

BALLYHOO PRODUCTIONS. Plaza Hotel. 1900 E. Speedway. Opening March 3 through 5 and continuing March 17 through 19, with performances at 8 p.m.: First Night, the story of a nun who tries to rekindle a 20 year old romance. Tickets are $10, available at the door, or by calling 299-8101.

DESERT PLAYERS. Green Fields Country Day School. 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra. 881-8177. Special performances at 8 p.m. March 4, 10 and 11: Hay Fever, a romantic comedy featuring an eccentric British family. Tickets are $6, $5 for seniors and students, available at the door.

MAT BEVEL COMPANY. 211 S. Fremont Ave. 622-0192. Opening March 3 through 5 and continuing March 9 through 11: Let's Change the Subject, kinetic sculptures choreographed to music, poetry and light, transformed into characters, costumes, headdresses, musical instruments and props. Tickets are $5, with all performances at 8 p.m. Call 622-0192 for reservations and information.

SHAKESPEARE SPEAKING. Peter Marroney Theatre, UA Fine Arts complex, south of pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. 621-8741. The English Speaking Union's Shakespeare Competition area finals, a student competition involving recitation of Shakespearean monologues, will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Admission is free.


ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Laboratory Theatre. Fine Arts Complex, south end of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway east of Park Avenue. 621-1162. 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. Creators, Nagel Jackson and Robert Sprayberry, will discuss the play at 7:30 p.m. March 6, in the Laboratory Theatre. 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, 621-1162.

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, and a 2 o'clock matinee on 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. Extended through March 5: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, an award winning play by Tom Stoppard. Show times 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. Call for reservations.

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.

SALOC. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. 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.


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.

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.


Opening This Week

BODHITREE GALLERY. 33 S. Fifth Ave. 882-5195. Share in the ceremonial turning of the prayer wheel for world peace, at 7 p.m. March 2.

DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536-A Tanque Verde Road. 772-4412. Opening March 8 and continuing through April 30: Sol y Sombra. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 1:30 Sunday.

G.A.S.P. GALLERY. Utterback Middle School, 3233 S. Pinal Vista. 617-6100. Opening March 3 and continuing through March 26: Fairy Tales and Dreamscapes, oil paintings by Scarlett Decker. Operated by Utterback students under the leadership of Sally Lovell and Josh Goldberg. Call for an appointment.

IMAGE GALLERY. The Screening Room. 127 E. Congress St. 622-2262. Continuing through April 9, with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4: Line, Circle and Space, new works by printmaker Garth Wallrich. Gallery hours correspond with weekend evening show times, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, or by appointment. Call 628-1737.

JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. Art Building, UA campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue. Opening March 3 and continuing through March 24: Player's Choice, selected works by Fred Borcherdt, Ben Goo, David Keyes, Joe McShane, Randy Schmidt, Fritz Scholder and Marion Winsryg. 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. Opening March 4 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m., and continuing through April 8: drawings, paintings and sculpture by Bobbette Gilliland, Albert Kogel and Daphne Ritzen. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

MURAL TOUR. T/PAC sponsors the third Tucson Mural Tour on Sunday, March 5. Four guided bus tours will depart from the T/PAC building, 240 N. Stone Ave., with two at 1 p.m. and two at 3 p.m. Each tour lasts approximately two hours and includes stops at selected mural sites. Tours are $4 for adults, $2 children age 12 and under. Reservations and pre-payment are required. Call 624-0595, ext. 10.

NEW DOORS OF THE ARTS. 242 S. Park Ave. 770-9950. Opening March 4 with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m., and continuing through April 8: Expressions: A Mixed-Media Show, featuring clay sculpture by Pam Rosenberg. Also showing: impressionistic paintings by Monika Rossa, photography by Maria Nasif and rock petroglyphs by Dante Fraboni. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with extended hours Downtown Saturday Nights.

PIMA COLLEGE WEST CAMPUS GALLERY. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. Opening March 2 with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and continuing through March 30: recent drawings by UA art professor Rosemarie Bernardi and installation sculpture by Wang Po Shu. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

OBSIDIAN GALLERY. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Opening March 2 and continuing through March 31: new jewelry works by Deborah Lozier and Sydney Lynch. Also 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.

RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Opening March 4 and continuing through March 30: Sandman's Forge, a photographic/sculptural installation by Ruth Marblestone. An exploration of the influence that dreams and nightmares have on our conscious existence. Regular gallery hours are 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday nights and Thursday Art Walks.

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; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. A $2 donation is requested.

WINGSPAN. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 624-1779. Opening March 4 with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and continuing through March 30: a mixed-media exhibition by the Kali Art Group.


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.

BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. 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.

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 DOMINGUEZ 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.

DE GRAZIA GALLERY. 6300 N. Swan Road. 299-9191. Continuing through March 11: Inner Images, recent drawings by Tazouz, depicting her studies of endangered species. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through April 8: Views from Japan, a multi-disciplinary project featuring contemporary Japanese photography. There will be an opening reception from

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.

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

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.

MARATHON ART GALLERY. 1535 E. Broadway. 623-4000. Continuing through March 11: works by Amado Pena and Deborah Hiatt.

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.

PUZEY GALLERY. 47 S. Sixth Ave. 884-4522. Continuing through March at the Holiday Inn Downtown City Center, 181 W. Broadway: oils by Susan Bloomfield and Mike Chitock, and mono-prints by Jyamie.

SHIRLEE SIEVEKE STUDIO-GALLERY. 44 W. Sixth St. 882-5960. Continuing: Southwest landscapes 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. 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. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.

UA MUSEUM OF ART. 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.

Last Chance

BONFOEY GALLERY. 1133 S. Swan Road. 326-2377. Continuing through March 9: Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild signature members will exhibit their work in a juried show.

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.

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.

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.

UA MUSEUM OF ART. South end of the Olive Road pedestrian underpass, near Park Avenue and Speedway. 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.

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.


THEN TINGARI. Discover your personal mythology through music, dance and performance with Artists in Residence Then Tingari, a tribal industrial theatre group. The first workshop is an orientation from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Downtown Performance Center, 530-B N. Stone Ave. Workshops continue on March 11, 18 and 25, with a one-time $3 fee to cover costs of materials. Participants are encouraged to attend all four workshops. Call 624-9977 or 882-0515 for information.

GRANTS DEADLINE. Nonprofit organizations and/or schools applying for Artist in Residence projects to occur between July 1, 1995 and June 30, 1996, must apply by March 24, 1995. For information about applying for a grant, send a postcard request for the Guide to Programs or the Arts in Education Guide to the Arizona Commission on the Arts, 417 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85003.

CALL TO ARTISTS. The City of Tucson Transportation Department is requesting written proposals to enhance up to 29 transit shuttle stops in the downtown and University areas. Teams must consists of at least one artist, registered landscape architect and civil engineer. Call Tucon/Pima Arts Council at 624-0595, ext. 15; or Tucson Department of Transportation, 791-4372, for guidelines and Request for Porposals information.

CALL TO ARTISTS. Fine Art Options is seeking professional 2-dimensional and sculpture artists interested in represenation to business and corporate clientele. Send a mazimum of ten slides to Fine Art Options, Suite 118-Box 187, 3400 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85716; or call 795-9030.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative Gallery is soliciting entries for its 6th Biennial Seven State Regional Juried Exhibition. For information and a prospectus, send an SASE to Dinnerware, 135 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701. Deadline is May 2, 1995. For information call 792-4503.

CALL FOR MEMBERS. The Kali Art Group is open to all lesbian or bisexual artists. The group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month, at Wingspan Gallery, 422 N. Fourth Ave. Call 624-1779 for information.

CALL TO ARTISTS. Proposals are due April 7, 1995, for arts groups, community organizations, individual and collaborations of artists interested in programming for Wednesday Downtown Brown Bag Performances, Downtown SaturDays and Downtown Saturday Nights. An orientation/informational meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Olmec Room of the Park Inn Santa Rita Hotel, 88 E. Broadway. Call 624-9977.

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.

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.

ART TALKS. The following lecture is free and open to the public, in the Arts Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 6: Remaking Art History, by Dave Hickey. Call 621-1251 for information.

T/PAC GRANTS. Tucson/Pima Art Council's grants deadline is March 17, 1995. Guidelines and applications will not be mailed. They may be picked up at the Arts Council offices. For information call Albert Soto at 624-0595.

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: March 2, Rodin: The Shape of Genius; March 6, Ladies of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; March 9, Grandma Moses; March 13, From Bedcovers to Wall Hangings; and March 16, De Grazia.

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 a SASE to Linda Rosenfield, Arts Division, PCC, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709-0001. Deadline is March 10.

CALL FOR ARTISTS. The Gallery Room at The Club at La Mariposa requests professional artists interested in showing their work send a SASE to Syd Clayton-Seeber, c/o The Club, 1501 N. Houghton Road, Tucson, AZ 85749.

CALL FOR MEMBERS. Horse of a Different Color, a Patagonia gallery, seeks artists who want to become members. Gallery organizers offer artists the opportunity to work with other artists in the exhibition and sale of their work. For a membership prospectus write to Horse of a Different Color, P.O. Box 548, Patagonia, AZ 85624; or call Jude at 1-602-394-2504.

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.

Out of Town

BARN GALLERY. Rancho Linda Vista, next to Biosphere II, in Oracle. Opening March 5 with a reception from 2 to 6 p.m., and continuing through March 31: Goddesses, Girls, Sex, Politics and Religion, recent works by Karen Piovaty. Call Judy at 896-2406 for information and directions.

FINE ART WEEKEND. The annual weekend of self-guided studio, gallery and shop tours runs from March 3 through 5 in the town of Oracle. Call 896-2170 for information on events. Maps and brochures will be available at participating locations throughout the weekend.


Performances This Week

AZ JAZZ WEEK. The UA School of Music and Tucson Jazz Society have a hot line up of Jazz continuing through March 5. Call 621-2998 for a complete calendar of events. Don't miss the Choraliers performance at 8 p.m. March 2, in Crowder Hall; and the Primavera Jazz Band's noon concert on March 8, at the Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.

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. 6213341. 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.

CROWDER HALL. UA Music Building, south end of the pedestrain underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. The hall re-opens at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, with Der Fledermaus im Crowderhaus, a gala performance of Johann Strauss' opera. Tickets are $6 to $12, available through the Fine Arts box office, 621-1162.

THE LOCKE CONSORT. St. Philip's In The Hills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 881-1223. This baroque ensemble from Holland will perform works by Marais, Couperin and Leclair, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5. Tickets are $13, $10 for seniors and $3 for students.

PRESIDIO GRILL. 3352 E. Speedway. 327-4667. Join the Supper Club at 6 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Saturday, March 4, with the Ismael Barajas Quintet, bringing a unique blend of South, Central and North American music. Tickets are $46 per person.

SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Josh White Jr. winds down the week with folk and blues at 8 p.m. Friday, March 3. Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door. 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. The TSO String Quartet presents a musical journey through the Wild West with Just for Kids performances at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. March 4. Event features a musical dramatization of The Tortise and the Jackrabbit, by Susan Lowell. Call 620-6774 for information.

UA RECITALS. UA campus, east end of the School of Music. The faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. March 6, in the Holsclaw Recital Hall, will feature Jeffrey Showell on viola, Paula Fan, piano, and Mark Rush, violin. Tickets are $3 to $8. The UA Wind Symphony orchestra performs at 8 p.m. March 7, in Crowder Hall. Tickets are $3 to $6. Tickets are available at Dillard's and the Fine Arts box office. Call 621-1162 for information.

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.

MINI-CONCERT. The Irish-Celtic duo Kim McKee and Ken Wilson will perform at noon on Saturday, March 4, at the El Con Mall Pavilion stage, northeast end of the mall, at Broadway and Dodge Boulevard. Featured instruments include the hammered dulcimer, Irish bouzouki and bowed psaltry.

NOON CONCERTS. St. Philip's In The Hills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. This month's recitals include: March 2, Jeffri Sanders on organ; March 9, Kevin Justus, clarinet; March 16, Janet Pflugradt Tolman, organ; March 23, Stan Kruggel and Noel Couch, vocalists; and March 30, James Tanguay, recorder.


CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus, east of main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. Coming Wednesday, March 15: classical guitarist Christopher Parkening. Tickets range from $14 to $21.


UA AWARDS CONVOCATION. The School of Music convocation and reception honors distinguished alumni, patrons and friends, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the newly expanded Crowder Hall, on the UA campus at the end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. For information call 621-2998.

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 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.

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.

UA MUSIC CALENDAR. The School of Music at the University of Arizona has hundreds of concert events each year and most of them are free. If you want to get in on some of these dandy and downright delightful concerts, operas and more, you can now subscribe to a monthly music calendar listing events. Send a $5 check payable to the U of A to Calendar Subscription, School of Music, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. You can always call the 24-hour MusiCall hotline for weekly events at 621-2998.


Performances This Week

ONE IN TEN THEATRE. 738 N. Fifth Ave. 570-6005. Artists John Henry, Ellen Bromberg, Douglas Rosenberg and Victor Spiegel, in collaboration with the Tucson AIDS Project, present Singing Myself a Lullaby, at 8 p.m. March 7 through 9. Tickets are $12, $10 for students and seniors. All performances will be followed by a moderated discussion entitled, Living with the Dying Process Through Metaphor. Call 570-6005 for reservations and information.

TUCSON REGIONAL BALLET. TCC Leo Rich Theatre. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4266. Firebird, a collection of contemporary works, on stage at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Tickets are $6 to $8, available at Dillard's and the TCC box office.


DANCE FESTIVAL. El Con Mall hosts the second Pavilion Court Dance Festival, a statewide ballroom and country western dance competition, starting at noon March 4 and 5. The Pavilion is on the northeast side of the mall, at Broadway and Dodge Boulevard.

TFTM DANCE. TFTM presents its first Saturday contra and square dance, with guest caller Lisa Greenleaf, from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the First Congregational Church, 824 N. Second Ave. Admission is $5, $4 for TFTM members, and includes refreshments. Call 318-0810 for information.

MODERN DANCE WORKSHOP. 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.

Special Events

ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW. Fort Lowell Park hosts this fair from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5. Artisans will show and sell their unique, handcrafted works. Free parking and shuttle service will be available from TMC's far northwest parking lot at Glenn and Wyatt streets.

DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE 1995. Continuing from March 7 through April 2: The Tucson Museum of Art League and the American Society of Interior Designers South Chapter will present this exhibit of 10 historic bungalows in the downtown Snob Hollow neighborhood. Tickets are $10 at the door, which includes one free admission to the Tucson Museum of Art. The event continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. Head downtown early on Saturday, March 4, for some great indoor and outdoor entertainment: pick up some fresh fruit from the Tucson Public Farmers Market on South Sixth Avenue; take the little ones to the Temple of Music and Art for TSO's popular Just for Kids concert at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.; or meet at El Tiradito Shrine (Main Avenue and Cushing Street) at 10 a.m. for the Barrio Historico walking tour. Call 628-7313 for reservations.

HISTORIC HOME TOUR. The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association announces a tour of 10 homes from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 5. Tickets are $6, available at 12:30 p.m. prior to the tour, in front of Rincon Market, 2513 E. Sixth Street. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Community Food Bank.

LOSAR FESTIVAL. Experience the once remote and mysterious Tibetan culture in this lunar New Year's celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at St. Philip's In The Hills, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Featured performers include the acclaimed Chaksam-pa dance and opera company. Sample talks, rituals, art exhibitions, children's programs, food and more.

TASTE OF CHOCOLATE. The 12th annual A Taste of Chocolate event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Ramada Inn Downtown, at St. Mary's Road and Granada Avenue, off I-10. Tucson's finest chefs, caterers and amateur chocolatiers will prepare their favorite chocolate treats in this benefit for Arizona Right to Choose, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping abortion safe, legal and accessible in Arizona. Tickets are $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door. Ticket outlets include: Antigone Books, Bentley's on Speedway, Fuddruckers, Cafe Terra Cotta, Blue Willow, Landmark Cafe, Gallery of Food and Cafe Triana. Call 326-7111 for information.

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 by the Liz Fletcher Group and the Sabra Faulk Band. Call 326-8010 or 577-8181 with questions.

WILDCAT POWWOW. Tribal People United hosts the festivities March 4 and 5, kicking off at 10 a.m. Saturday with gourd dancing. Other related events include 5k and 1 mile fun runs on Saturday, an American Indian arts and crafts show, and flute and drum contests on both days. Contest registrations are from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the Holiday Inn Express, 750 W. Star Pass Road. Call 624-4455 for information. Competition registration will continue from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Arizona Stadium on Fifth Street west of Campbell Avenue.

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 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.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT. The Women's Lecture Series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, with The Difficult Child, examining characteristics and behavioral patterns and effective intervention. Lecture is free, and meets in TMC Marshall Auditorium, 5301 E. Grant Road. RSVP to 324-2000, as seating is limited.

CHOSEN PATHS. The following lectures are free and open to the public, to be presented at 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Center for English as a Second Language Auditorium, adjacent to the Arizona State Museum on the UA campus: March 4, The Zuni War Gods; March 11, Ancestral and Contemporary Farming of the Mohave Tribe; March 18, How the Oral Tradition Works; and April 1, Cultural Multiplicity: The Hopi Past, Present and Future.

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.

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. Tuesday, March 7, at ACCM, 1844 S. Alvernon Way: Treatment Expectations for Special (SED) Children; and March 14, Families Playing Together. RSVP to Sarah Gallardo, 747-7619, ext. 222.

NATURAL RESOURCES. The UA Faculty Community Lecture Series continues at 7:30 p.m. March 7, with The Sustainability of America's Natural Resources, by hydrology professor Nathan Buras. Lecture meets in the College of Pharmacy Auditorium, corner of Mabel Street and Warren Avenue. Call 621-3512 for information.

SCLERODERMA DISCUSSION. John Marchalonis, PhD, will lead a discussion on his new research of arthritis, Lupus and other connective tissue diseases, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, February 5, at UMC cafeteria conference rooms C&D, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Admission is free. For information call 327-2177.


BOOK SIGNING. Richard Parrish will sign copies of his novel, Nothing But the Truth, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at The Book Mark, 5001 E. Speedway. Call 881-6350 for information.

NOVEL EXPERIENCE. Les Plesko will read from his first novel, The Last Bongo Sunset (what happens after Burroughs and the Beats), from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway. Event is free and open to the public.

LAMPLIGHT READING. The Lamplight Reading Series presents poets Karen Falkenstrom and Gavin Wharton, at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Hanrahan's Dublin West Cafe (formerly Bentley's downtown), 121 E. Congress St. Admission is free.

POETRY READING. UA Modern Languages Auditorium Building, north side of the mall, west of Cherry Avenue. 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.

BOOK SIGNING. Juanita Haville will read and sign her work at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Terwilliger Tales, 7935 N. Oracle Road. She is the author of Jamaica Tag-Along, Jamaica's Find and other popular children's books. Call 797-4061 for information.

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.

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.


ART CONTEST. Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road, announces an open competition to all school age children, for exhibition in the new Sunday School wing's opening celebration, March 24 through 26. Prizes will be awarded. Entries should be ready to hang or display, with the owner's name, age or school grade on the back. Deadline for entries is March 18. Call 298-1245 for information.

DO THAT DAYS. The Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave., hosts this weekend of activities for all the adventurous things you always wanted to do, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and 5.

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.

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.

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

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., through March 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, March 6, in the YMCA room near the west end of the Foothills Mall. March activities include: Arthur Pack Park playgroup at 10 a.m. Friday, March 10; and a behind-the-scenes tour of Fry's Grocery Store, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 (RSVP by March 8). Call Debbie at 825-2047 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 weekend dance from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4. Admission is $6 for non-members, $4 for 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.


ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. The museum features permanent and special exhibits recounting Arizona's cultural history from the Spanish colonial era through the territorial years. Opening March 3 and continuing through April 30: The Future of Jewish Monuments, a photographic exhibit of endangered Jewish heritage sites around the world. Continuing through March 31: Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers, photographs by Kenji Kawano. Continuing through May 31: Hugo O'Connor and the Apache Frontier, Apache artifacts and Spanish Colonial military gear. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Join a walking tour of historic Tucson, held each Saturday between October and April from 10 a.m. to noon. Tours are $4 and meet in the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House. Call 622-0956 to register.

ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. The museum is part botanical garden, part geology museum and part zoological park. Naturalistic settings house 1,386 plant species and 317 animal species. Interpretive tours, live animal visits, and botanical and raptor interpretations are given daily. Museum hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Saturday, through February 28. Admission is $8.95 ages 13 and over, and $1.75 ages 6 through 12. Discount group rates are available.



HANDCAR RACE. Five-member teams are invited to compete in the Camp Wildcat Handcar Race, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 4, on the University Boulevard trolley tracks. Entry fee is $50, and includes event t-shirt, prizes and proceeds to Tucson youth organizations. Call Hollie at 695-0295 for information.

SUN RUN. The Tucson Sun Run begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, March 5, and includes a 15K State Championship and a 3K run for children. Call Southern Arizona Roadrunners at 577-1482 for 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.


RILLITO RACES. Pima County horse racing continues through March 21 at Rillito Racetrack, Campbell Avenue and River Road. Call 293-5011 for 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 and Pima Trails Association are aiming at work every Saturday throughout 1995. 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. 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.


SKY ALLIANCE. The Sky Island Alliance meets at 7 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the Water Resources Building, 350 N. Campbell Ave. Diana Hadley presents a slide show and lecture about the land use history of the San Rafael Valley. For information, call 323-0547.

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.

POLLUTION PREVENTION GRANT. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting proposals for projects that use pollution prevention to address environmental justice issues. Organizations may request up to $100,000 per project, for programs involving public education, training, demonstrations, research, investigations, surveys, experiments, public-private partnerships, or approaches to develop, evaluate and demonstrate non-regulatory strategies and technologies. Proposals are due to the U.S. EPA Regional Offices no later than March 31, 1995. For information and grant solicitation package material, call Linda Allen at ADEQ, 1-602-207-4247.

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.

RECYCLING. The following recycling centers are open from 8 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month: Park Mall, 5870 E. Broadway; Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road; El Con Mall, 3611 E. Broadway; Tucson Marketplace, 210 N. Pantano Road; Bank One, southeast corner of Irvington Road and South Campbell Avenue; Foothills Mall, Ina Road at La Cholla Blvd; Sunrise Elementary School, 5301 E. Sunrise Drive. For more information call 791-5000.

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.


NATIVE SEEDS/SEARCH. Seeds of native crop varieties of corn, squash, sunflowers, gourds and other vegetables will be featured in an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Seedlings, books, bulk foods baskets and other products from the 1995 Seedlisting catalog will also be available. Call 327-9123 for details.

TREE CARE WORKSHOP. Trees for Tucson offers a free workshop on tree planting and maintenance, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the UA Meat Lab-Campbell Avenue Farm, Roger Road west of Campbell Avenue. Call 791-3109 for registration and information.

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.

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, and have experts on hand to answer all your composting questions. Call the Composting Assistance Line at 798-6215 for help or further information on how you can compost at home.

Best Bets

BOOKS: Robert Louis Stevenson by Frank McLinn. A wonderful book about one of the best-selling authors of the 19th century, a coddled, sickly boy who went on to write great adventures while actually living a few of his own in his brief 44 years on Earth. Stevenson was the only child of a self-made, rich Scotsman and an invalid mother. He grew up frail and battled consumption and alcohol all his life. As he moved from place to place, his life settled into a bizarre pattern of moving, writing, drinking, falling ever more ill, then spending all of his money on his bitchy older wife, her insufferable kids from an earlier marriage and an entourage of hangers-on. He somehow managed to produce a wealth of work, including the classics, Treasure Island and Kidnapped. How he did so remains a mystery which lies at the core of all genius.

MUSIC: Pulp Fiction soundtrack by various artists. Writer/director Quentin Tarantino is David Lynch with 50 percent more style and four percent less weirdness. His soundtracks are a testament to his special quality. The 70s tracks on Reservoir Dogs were an integral part of the movie and played off amazingly well against the ultra-violent film. Now, with Pulp Fiction, he has done it again, compiling an eclectic mix that is as fresh as the Forrest Gump soundtrack was contrived. Hey, any soundtrack with Dusty Springfield cooing "Son of a Preacher Man" is automatically a hit with us. But then throw in Kool and the Gang's "Jungle Boogie" and Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" and you've got a freakin' masterpiece.

RADIO: Terry O's blues show Saturday nights on KEKO-FM. Sure, the blues are making their on-schedule revival. It happens every few years when popular music runs out of the latest fad and people "discover" this most basic and beautiful of American music forms. Terry O has the style, the voice, the knowledge and a genuine love of the blues. This often makes for a magical Saturday night.

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