March 9 - March 15, 1995

[City Week Listings]


Opening This Week

CABRINI COMMUNITY THEATRE. 3201 E. Presidio. 795-8866. Continuing through March 26: Papa Joe's Mission, a benefit show for the Family Restoration Training Center and agencies working with the homeless. Production features gospel music and a barbershop quartet. Tickets are a $5 donation.

GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. The ever-popular Mostly Magic Show is back at 7 p.m. March 4, with comedy, juggling and magic up close and personal. Reservations are required, and tickets are $4, $3 for children under 12. Call 886-9428.

INVISIBLE THEATRE. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 882-9721. Opening in the Cabaret Theatre, with performances March 14 through 17: And Now, Mark Twain, one-act and full length versions presented by Richard Cary. Tickets range from $5 to $9. For information call 884-0672. A seminar will accompany the March 14 performance.

LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP. Randolph Recreation Center Performing Arts Building. 200 S. Alvernon Way. 323-2831. Special performances March 9 and 10: Riders to the Sea; and performing March 11 and 12: In the Shadow of the Glen. Both productions are Irish one-act plays. Live Theatre Workshop is a non-profit organization. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

META THEATRE. Historic "Y" Theatre. 738 N. Fifth Ave. 882-8446. Opening March 15 and continuing through April 2: Blue Window, showcasing the comedy and tragedy of love. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 o'clock. Tickets are $9. Call 882-8446 for reservations and information.


BALLYHOO PRODUCTIONS. Plaza Hotel. 1900 E. Speedway. 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. Continuing through March 12, with performances at 8 p.m.: Hay Fever, a romantic comedy featuring an eccentric British family. Tickets are $6, $5 for seniors and students, available at the door.

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. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 for seniors, students and active military; and $6 for children 12 and under.

MAT BEVEL COMPANY. 211 S. Fremont Ave. 622-0192. 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.

Last Chance

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. 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.


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

CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883 Opening March 11 with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and continuing through March 29: Merged Realities: A Synthesis of Art and Science, featuring works by Roger Feldman, Gail Hewlett, Martin McCollum and Richard Schaffer. Gail Hewlett will discuss her work at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12. 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.

IRONWOOD GALLERY. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. Opening March 14 and continuing through April 30: Making a Living in the Desert: 12,000 Years of Cultures in the Tucson Area. Free with admission to the Desert Museum. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.


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 screening of Allen's video, Sewing Notions, with performance at 8 p.m. March 15. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 8827043. Continuing through March 28: March Winds, cast bronze wind bells from the studios of Paolo Soleri. Also featured are chimes from Wayne Wilson and Coniff.

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.

DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536-A Tanque Verde Road. 772-4412. 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.

DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 7924503. Continuing through April 8, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 17: Views from Japan, a multi-disciplinary project featuring contemporary Japanese photography.

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.

G.A.S.P. GALLERY. Utterback Middle School, 3233 S. Pinal Vista. 617-6100. 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: Line, Circle and Space, current intaglio prints by Garth Wallrich. Gallery hours correspond with weekend evening show times, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, or by appointment. Call 628-1737.

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

JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. Art Building, UA campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue. 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.

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.

LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. 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.

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.

NEW DOORS OF THE ARTS. 242 S. Park Ave. 770-9950. Continuing through April 8: Expressions: A MixedMedia 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.

OBSIDIAN GALLERY. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 5773598. Continuing through March 31: new jewelry works by Deborah Lozier and Sydney Lynch. Also continuing is 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.

PIMA COLLEGE WEST CAMPUS GALLERY. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. 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.

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.

RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. 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.

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 30: Myth, Monsters and Magic: Children's Book Illustrations by Arizona Artists. 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, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. A $2 donation is requested.

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.

WINGSPAN. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 624-1779. Continuing through March 30: a mixed-media exhibition by the Kali Art Group.

Last Chance

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.

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

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.


CALL TO ARTISTS. The Endowment for the Arts of Tucson, a Tucson Community Foundation program, is soliciting applications from arts groups and organizations for its unrestricted grants and low-interest loans programs. Applications are available at the TCF office, 6601 E. Grant Road, and the T/PAC offices, 240 N. Stone Ave. For information call John Peck, 722-1707. Deadline is March 27.

THEN TINGARI. Discover your personal mythology through music, dance and performance with Artists in Residence Then Tingari, a tribal industrial theatre group. The next workshop, Drum and Bang, explores rhythm with metal percussion. Beat 'em from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Downtown Performance Center, 530-B N. Stone Ave. Workshops continue on March 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. Deadline is 4 p.m. March 14 for submissions for the First Avenue project between River and Orange Grove roads.

CALL TO ARTISTS. Fine Art Options is seeking professional 2-dimensional and sculpture artists interested in represenation to business and corporate clientele. Send a maximum 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 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. 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 16029680888.

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.

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 March: March 9, Grandma Moses; March 13, From Bedcovers to Wall Hangings; March 16, De Grazia; March 20, Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture; and March 23, Women in White: Angels or Courtesans?

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 857090001. 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. Continuing through March 31: Goddesses, Girls, Sex, Politics and Religion, recent works by Karen Piovaty. Call Judy at 896-2406 for information and directions.


Performances This Week

BASS SEASON. The Arizona Double Bass Symposium announces its 8th annual conference March 11 through 14, in the Holsclaw Recital Hall and Crowder Concert Hall on the UA campus. The conference showcases more than 13 student and faculty members, with evening performances at 8 p.m., and a 3 p.m. performance March 13. Tickets range from $3 to $8. Call 621-5822 for information.

CASAS ADOBES. 6801 N. Oracle Road. 297-1181. The concert series continues with Sons of Orpheus at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12. A donation at the door would be appreciated.

CHAMBER FESTIVAL. Arizona Friends of Chamber Music presents the 2nd annual Winter Chamber Music Festival, continuing March 10 and 12 at the TCC Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave. Musicians will conduct a master class from 2 to 4 p.m. March 10, at the UA School of Music. Call 298-5806 for tickets and information.

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.

CROWDER HALL. UA Music Building, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. The Arizona Contemporary Ensemble performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 9. Program includes David Dzubay's Labyrinth and Witold Lutoslawski's Chain I. Tickets are $3 to $6, available through the Fine Arts box office, 621-1162.

KINSELLA SINGS. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. 622-2823. Opening March 10 and continuing through March 12: Glory of Love, starring "the Mario Lanza of the '90s," Steve Kinsella. Evening performances are at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 o'clock. Tickets are $12, $10 for students and seniors.

MAJOR KNUCKLEHEAD. The March Club Rhythm Dance Jam convenes at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, with emphasis on African and Caribbean music incorporating tribal and exotic dance rhythms. Join the all-ages-welcome barefoot boogie at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Admission is $4 at the door, $3 for KXCI members.

OPERA GUILD. Savoy Opera House, Trail Dust Town. 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. 745-6304. The Face on the Barroom Floor, an evening of cocktails, dinner and "ole grand opry," starts at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 12. Tickets are $25 per person. Call 745-6304.

SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Stefan George returns to the Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 9, for a second performance of Stef's Blue Bait Shop. Slide-guitar wizard Rainer will also perform. Admission is $5 at the door. Experience the musical magic of harmonica and piano with Herbineaux and Penn, performing at 8 p.m. Friday, March 10. Advance tickets are $8, $10 at the door. Call 881-3947 for ticket outlet locations or charge by phone.

TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART. 330 S. Scott Ave. 620-6774. The Kingston Trio returns for an intimate 7 p.m. show on Sunday, March 12, in the Alice B. Holsclaw Theatre. Tickets range from $17 to $24, available at the ATC box office, or by calling 622-2823.

BROWN BAG CONCERTS. The following jazz musicians will play from noon to 1 p.m. in the Main Library Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave.: March 15, PCC Jazz Band; March 22, Mary Redhouse Hauer Band; March 29, Bill Kuhn Group.

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.

NOON CONCERTS. St. Philip's In The Hills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. This month's recitals include: 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.


BIG BAND STAND. The Tucson Jazz Orchestra, with drummer Butch Miles, will round out Tucson Jazz Society's sixth annual big band season on March 19. Tickets are $18 for the general public, $15 for TJS members. 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. Pianist Ivo Pogorelich performs at 8 p.m. March 20. Tickets range from $20 to $32, available at all Dillard's and the Centennial Hall box office.

SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Former Oyster Band vocalist June Tabor, with piano, violin, viola and accordion accompaniment, performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16. Tickets are $10. Call 327-4809 for ticket outlet locations.


AUDITION NOTICE. Reveille Gay Men's Chorus, a new men's vocal group, is looking for male singers of all ages. Musical talent and/or background is preferred but not necessary. Non-musically inclined people are encouraged to join as support and technical staff. Call 292-9295 for audition appointment.

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 UA 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 9. Tickets are $12, $10 for students and seniors. Performance will be followed by a moderated discussion entitled, Living with the Dying Process Through Metaphor. Call 570-6005 for reservations and information.

ORTS THEATRE OF DANCE. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 624-3799. Three performances only, March 9, 10 and 11: Ten Years After, celebrating the end of a decade of dance with trapeze artist Robert Davidson, premiere of a new video collaboration entitled "Past Reflections," and other choreographic collaborations with Tucson talents. Advance tickets are $6 and $8, with free admission for people under age 15. Matinee tickets for the March 9 performance at 10 a.m. are $5. Ticket outlets include Bentley's on Speedway and Downtown, Dillard's and by calling 624-3799.

DANCE AT THE FAIR. The European Multi-ethnic Association of Tucson hosts their annual show Saturday and Sunday March 11 and 12. The fair will feature a variety of music and folk dance, with Club España and Aires Flamencos performing from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Event is free and happens at the Park Mall Centrum, 5870 E. Broadway.


BALLROOM DANCE. USABDA of Tucson announces ballroom dancing for all levels, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Elk's Lodge, 2404 E. River Road. Although focus is on ballroom dancing, country western and polka are also part of the program. An introductory class is offered for $1 (with ticket purchase), from 2 to 3 p.m. Admission to the dance is $4 for non-members. Call 292-9853 for information.

GET BUMMED. Free country western dance lessons are offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at the Bum Steer, 1910 N. Stone Ave. Larry and Amanda will get even the leftest of left feet in line or partnered up for a two-step, cha-cha or Desperado Wrap.

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

CHILI COOK-OFF. Casa Blanca Plaza, 6090 N. Oracle Road, is the site for this spicy event to raise money for the Greyhound Adoption League. Cooking begins at 7 a.m. Sunday, March 12, with judging at 2 p.m. Co-sponsor Chili Heads of Arizona is still looking for judges and contestants. Call 575-1767 for information.

DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE 1995. Continuing 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.

FANTASY TOURS. The George Phar Legler Society presents the enchanting creatures of Valley of the Moon at a fun, free event for children of all ages. Tours run every 30 minutes from 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 10 and 11. Valley of the Moon is located at 2544 E. Allen Road. For information call 323-1331.

HOT AGENDA. Head to Wild Wild West, 4385 W. Ina Road, as fast as your feet will carry you on March 9, for the judging of entries for the 1996 Fire Fighters Calendar. Admission is $10, with proceeds benefiting a fund for burn survivors and near-drowning victims. Doors open at 4 p.m., and show starts at 7 p.m.

PARK IT. Celebrate a day of old-fashioned recreation from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11, with Grand Ol' Days at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park, Broadway and Country Club Road. Walk-the-dog with your Duncan yo-yo, win a cat's eye marble, hula hoop, skip rope, fly a kite or whatever else your nostalgic heart desires. All activities are free. Call 791-4845 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.

Out of Town

CIVIL WAR. Picacho Peak State Park, 40 miles north of Tucson, celebrates Civil War in the Southwest with battle reenactments from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 11 and 12. Tour camps and see 1860s-style, fashions, laundering, candle making, sewing cooking and more. Admission is $3 per vehicle.

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.


ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH. Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society celebrates our rich cultural heritage with a series of 10 lectures throughout the month. The following lectures are at 7:30 p.m.: March 14, Woods Library, 3455 N. First Ave., Growing Up Yoeme (Yaqui); March 15, Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road, The Prehistoric Roads of Chaco Canyon; March 21, Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road, Prehistoric Ceramics: Technology and Design; and March 22, Wilmot Branch, 350 N. Wilmot Road, Echoes in the Canyons: the Cliff Dwellings of Arizona's Sierra Ancha.

ARIZONA HISTORICAL SERIES. The following lecture meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in the Arizona Historical Society Auditorium, 949 E. Second St.: The Army Nurse Corps and Arizona During WWII. Lecture is $5.

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 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.

CHURCH AND STATE. The following free community forum meets at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, March 12, in the East Gallery of St. Philip's In The Hills Church: Politics and Religion: The Threat of the Religious Right.

IMMIGRATION ISSUES. Politicians, professors and INS officers will speak in a forum entitled California's Proposition 187 and Immigration Issues in Arizona, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Armory Park Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. The morning session concentrates on immigration laws and practices, with emphasis on whether the federal government or the states should be held responsible for enforcing the laws. Following a brown-bag lunch, panelists will field questions from the audience. The public is invited to bring their lunches and stay for the whole meeting.

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. Tuesdays, at ACCM, 1844 S. Alvernon Way: March 14, Families Playing Together; March 21, How to Build Supports for Families; and March 28, SED Children and the Education System. RSVP to Sarah Gallardo, 747-7619, ext. 222.

JOINT DISCUSSION. Author James E. Dwyer presents For the Birds: Refuting the Lies About Marijuana, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the meeting of the Libertarian Party of Pima County. Meeting convenes at Mountain View Restaurant, 1220 E. Prince Road. Call 323-1656 for information.

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 15: A Financial Strategy for the '90s and Beyond; and March 29, Managing Your Money in Turbulent Times.


SIGNINGS AND READINGS. John Vornholt will sign his new book, Babylon 5--Book #1 Voices, based on the hit TV series. Also on hand to sign and read from her latest work, Fires of Survival, is Doreen Gandy Wiley. Authors will be at Little Professor Book Center, 7810 E. Speedway, from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 10. Gerry Glombecki will sign and read exerpts from his environmental cartoon story, Frog and Gungarasa, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11.

BOOK SIGNING. Gregg Goodrich will sign his novel Bytes of Passion from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway.

KINGSOLVER AND NABHAN. Barbara Kingsolver and Gary Nabhan will represent the 31 novelists, journalists and nature writers who contributed to Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at the Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave. A portion of proceeds from book sales will benefit The Nature Conservancy.

NOVEL EXPERIENCE. Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall, Wolf and the recently released Julip, will speak about his work from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at The Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St. Proceeds will benefit the Lawrence Clark Powell Endowment for Southwest Research. Tickets are $25, with a $5 discount for Friends of the Library members. For information call 621-6431.

PRESIDIO GRILL LITERARY SERIES. Martin Hewlett, author of Sangre de Cristo: A Novel of Science and Faith, will discuss images of biology in contemporary literature at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Presidio Grill, 3352 E. Speedway. Tickets are $18, and include hors d'oeuvres, presentation and Q&A session. Call 327-4667 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 at Bentley's and The Book Stop.

READING WOMEN'S HISTORY. Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway, celebrates Women's History Month with weekly reading groups from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays throughout March. For a list of book titles and information, call 745-9822. Groups are free and open to the public.

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. Exhume yourself! The Dead Poet's Society is 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.

DINO MIGHT. The Tucson Children's Museum presents the Kokoro Dinosaurs at El Con Mall, Broadway east of Country Club Road, from March 11 through May 31. Admission is $4 adults, $3.50 children, with group rates available. Call 792-987 for more information.

STEP INTO THE ARTS. March has a host of activities to bring the arts down to kids' eye level. March 11 boasts an Earth Day Education Fair at the Tucson Children's Museum,. 200 S. Sixth Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Sunday, March 12, the UA Center for Creative Photography, pedestrian underpass at Speedway, east of Park Avenue, offers Family Day free of charge, with an afternoon of photography-related activities featuring participatory sessions in Polaroid portrait making, image transfers to watercolor paper, exhibits of elementary and high school work, and more. Call 621-7968 for information.

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. Girl Scout Troop #603 will read stories from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11, to earn the Gold Award. Essays will be accepted through March 18 for the Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree Tell the World My Dream essay contest. Entries should be mailed or submitted to Terwilliger Tales. Call 797-4061 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

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-6302. The Arizona State Museum, on the University of Arizona campus, features anthropology exhibits with particular emphasis on the Southwest. The Museum's final phase of the Paths of Life exhibit is now open. Continuing through December 1996: Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta, an exhibit of more than 350 Mexican folk masks, from mermaids to scorpions. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER PLANETARIUM. UA campus. 621-STAR. Exhibit halls feature hands-on science exhibits and a 16-inch telescope that allows the public an astronomer's view of the night sky. A mineral museum in the basement features hundreds of beautiful minerals and gems. The planetarium theater offers entertaining programs on scientific and cultural topics, as well as laser light shows featuring projections that explode across the dome in a rainbow of colors. Continuing through May 31: The Endless Horizon, the history of exploration from oceans to outer space, as narrated by Patrick Stewart (Star Trek's Captain Picard). Admission is $2, free with purchase of a theatre ticket. Up to four children are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Telescope viewing is still free. Call the planetarium for more information on times and shows. Ticket prices are $2.50 to $5. For more information call 621-STAR.

FORT LOWELL MUSEUM. 2900 N. Craycroft Road, Fort Lowell Park. Learn about the forts, camps, the Mexican militia cavalry and more with Lances, Shields and Carbines: The Military History of Tucson from 1775 to 1891. The exhibit consists of 13 paintings done by artist Wayne Sumstine and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through January 1996.

GADSDEN-PACIFIC TOY TRAIN OPERATING MUSEUM. Foothills Mall. 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. See and operate antique and contemporary toy trains at this free museum, open to the public during mall hours.

PIMA AIR MUSEUM. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-9658. On display are 185 military, commercial and civilian aircraft, including a full-scale mock-up of the Kitty Hawk, a presidential plane used by news media and JFK during the 1960s, numerous photos, air and space uniforms and memorabilia. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admittance at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and military and $3 for children ages 10 to 17. Free for aviation buffs under 10.

REID PARK ZOO. 22nd Street, east of Country Club Road. 791-4022. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, 75 cents for children 5 to 14 and free for children 4 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of the animals, don't bring any food, toys or pets.

SOSA-CARRILLO-FREMONT HOUSE MUSEUM. 151 S. Granada Ave. 622-0956. One of the few houses left standing out of 39 blocks of homes leveled during the urban renewal of the late sixties, the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House is currently a museum featuring furnishings from the 1880s. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Walking tours of historic Tucson begin every Saturday at 10 a.m. in the museum. Tours last approximately two hours and cost $4 per person. All tours are led by experienced professional guides and traditional Sonoran refreshments are served.

TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Tohono Chul Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. The park presents "Walk in the Park Tours" at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 1 p.m. on Sunday, and "Birds of Tohono Chul Tours," at 8 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Tours last about one hour. "Art in the Park Tours," a docent-guided look at the gallery exhibits, happen at 11 a.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday. "Xeriscape Tours," at 10 a.m. Saturday, demonstrate the uses of arid-adapted plants and landscaping designs and materials.



BIKE AND HIKE. The Volkssport Klub announces "Volksmarches," 10 and 15 km pre-marked walks, and a 25 km bike course, from 8 a.m. to noon (walks) and 8 to 10 a.m. (bike) March 11, at Catalina State Park, 20 minutes from central Tucson off North Oracle Road.

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 March. 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.


IRON UNLIMITED. The Iron Unlimited Bodybuilding Championships begin at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, in the Flowing Wells High School Auditorium, 3725 N. Flowing Wells Road. Admission is $5, available in advance from Iron Unlimited Gym, 901 W. Prince Road, or at the door.

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.

ORACLE TRAILS DAY. Events for trail enthusiasts include a trail ride on horseback through Bonito Canyon and Oracle Ridge, a 13 mile high desert trail mountain bike ride, a 1500 ft. climb to Oracle Ridge and back, or a stroll to beautiful Twin Ponds. Events wind up with a giant burrito lunch, storytelling and a jackpot drawing. Events continue from 8 a.m. (registration) to noon. For information call 825-0287.

SAN PEDRO HIKES. Six hikes along the river are scheduled this spring. 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 1602-459-2555 for information.

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.

STAR GAZING. Telescopes will be set up at the Flandrau Science Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 10, for free public viewing of the night sky. Mars will be visible all night long, along with the first quarter moon. The Center is located on the UA campus at Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard.


EARTH EDUCATION. The Tucson Resource Center for Environmental Education announces an Earth Day for Educators, a mini-conference and enviro-ed fair, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 11, at the T.R.E.E. Center, 200 S. Sixth Ave. Organizations and agencies with environmental education programs will have display booths in the patio courtyard free to educators and the public.

STRAW BALE CONSTRUCTION. There will be a straw bale house construction workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 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. 24-hour neighborhood drop-off centers include: Cholla High School, 2001 W. 22nd St.; Booth-Fickett Magnet School, 7240 E. Calle Arturo; Wrightstown Elementary School, 8950 E. Wrightstown Road; and Morrow Education Center, 1010 E. 10th St. All city and county landfills also have recycling centers. Call 791-5000 for hours and locations. Multi-material recycling facilities are located at Recycle America, 945 S. Freeway Blvd. Call 622-4731 for hours.

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.


TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. "Gardening for the Newcomer" meets every first Thursday and third Saturday of the month, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. You can take a "Birds and Gardening Tour" at 9 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.

TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Lectures scheduled for 2 p.m. on the following dates include: March 9, Pruning Techniques; and March 14 Heritage Gardening. A field trip to see desert wildflowers is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16. Call for registration and cost information.

WILDFLOWER MONTH. Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum offers a spectacular taste of spring with a full slate of activities for the month of March. The Arboretum is 90 minutes north of Tucson via Highway 79. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 5 to 12, with reservations for hikes required. Call 1-602-689-2811 for more information.

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MUSIC: Chill Out by John Lee Hooker. It's somewhat disconcerting to learn that John Lee Hooker lives in a mansion in California. You want to imagine him forever living in some Mississippi Delta shack or a tiny walk-up in Chicago, where he sleeps all day and prowls the blues joints at night. Living well in California will probably suck the blues right out of him, right? Wrong. The blues are John Lee Hooker. He can't escape them any more than Newt Gingrich could pretend he's anything but dressed-up white trash. No matter how rich he becomes by sharing the blues with us, John Lee Hooker just keeps getting better and better at sounding sadder and sadder. Some of the songs on Chill Out are nothing more than Hooker growls accompanied by his trademark guitar pounding and foot tapping. Which means that they're about as perfect as music can get.

MOVIES: Shallow Grave. Not as good as I had hoped, not as bad as I had feared. This Scottish import got waaaay too many comparisons to Alfred Hitchcock for its own good. There's no way it could have lived up to its advance hype, but it turns out to be a nifty little thriller about three roommates who advertise for a fourth to share the expenses. When their new roomie croaks the first night and leaves a suitcase full of cash, things get going and they spiral out of control in a big hurry. About as good as you can hope for in a movie released in March.

MAGAZINES: "The Technology Paradox" in Business Week's March 6 issue. With rapidly advancing technology threatening to pass many of us by, the most unlikely victims of the onslaught may be some of the purveyors of the cutting-edge stuff themselves. Technology has come so far, so fast, that many companies are learning the only way to survive is to give away the technology at or below cost and then make their profits in services. Take a loss on the hardware, get well on the software. Nintendo, for example, is coming out with a new system this fall (in time for Christmas). The system will cost around $250, but will carry processing power that would have cost millions of dollars per unit just 10 years ago. Fascinating reading.

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