Opening This Week
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Opening April 17 continuing through April 24: A Teen Chorus Line, an adaptation of the popular Broadway Show presented by The Bianco Theatre Company Teen Troupe. For more information call 886-9428.
GENESIS. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Special performances April 15 through 17: ATC and the ASU Department of Theatre present the fifth annual Genesis: New Play Reading Series. There will be one reading each day, at 2, 7:30 and 7 p.m. respectively. Tickets are $7 adults, $3 for students with ID, available at the ATC box office. Staged readings will be followed by open forum discussions between artists and audience members. Call 884-8210 for more information.
SERENDIPITY PLAYHOUSE. 7000 E. Tanque Verde, 751-4445. Opening April 19 and continuing through May 6: Run For Your Wife!, a British comedy by Ray Cooney about a London cabby turned bigamist. Tickets are $9. Evening performances are at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on selected dates. Tickets range from $12-$15. Call 751-4445 for more information.
THEATRE DEGREE ZERO. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. Opening April 13 through 15, and continuing April 21 and 22: Dire Moon Cartoons, a collection of "adult fables for the next millennium," will be presented in the Cabaret Theatre. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7, $5 seniors/students, available at the door only on the night of the performance. Call 544-9528 for information.
a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Continuing through April 23: Marvin's Room, an off-beat comedy about death. Performances are at 8 p.m., 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $7, $6 for seniors, students with ID, artists and Company donors. Call 623-7852 for reservations.
BORDERLANDS THEATER. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 882-7406. Continuing through April 23 in the Proscenium Theater: Yerma, by Frederico Garcia Lorca. Performances will alternate in English and Spanish. Tickets are $6 and $8. Tickets are $15 for the special "Celebración" performance and reception April 13. Ticket outlets include PCC West Campus cashier's office, Antigone Books, 604 N Fourth Ave., and Jeff's Classical Records, 2556 N. Campbell Ave. Call 882-7406 for tickets and information.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through June 3: Under Two Flags, an adaptation of the French novel by Ouida, with evening performances at 7 and 9:30 p.m., and selected 3 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 for seniors, students and active military; and $6 for children 12 and under. Call 886-9428 for reservations and information. Tickets for the April 28 performance are $12.50, with proceeds benefiting student activities at Tucson High Magnet School. For tickets call 529-3040 or 323-6161.
ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Fine Arts Complex, Speedway east of Park Avenue. 621-1162. Continuing through April 16: False Admissions, a romantic comedy revolving around the absurdity of class divisions in stylish 1730s France. Tickets range from $5 to $14, with discounts for UA faculty, students and seniors, and are available at Dillard's and the Fine Arts box office, 621-1162.
ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4877. Continuing through April 15: Dracula, based on the novel by Bram Stoker. Tickets range from $17 to $26, available only through the ATC box office, 622-2823.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Continuing through April 15: Patient A, a commissioned work based on the first known instance of HIV transmission from a health care worker to his patient. Tickets are $9 to $14, available at the IT box office, 882-9721.
PASSION PLAY. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4266. Continuing through April 16: Simon Peter, a musical stage drama on the life of Jesus Christ. Evening performances are at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 o'clock. Admission is free. Call 327-5560 for information.
CASTING CALL. Actors are needed for a low-budget horror feature. Six males and five females, ages 25 to 55, preferred. Send resume and photograph to Parasite Productions, 3400 E. Speedway, #118-181, Tucson, AZ 85716. Begins production in May.
OLD PUEBLO PLAYWRIGHTS. OPP brings a series of plays to the Tucson-Pima Library Wilmot Branch, 530 N. Wilmot Road, beginning 6:30 p.m. April 17. All readings are free and open to the public. Call 743-0940 for a complete schedule.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets will go on sale April 16 for the ATC production of Oklahoma, opening June 20 and continuing through June 25 at the TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Ticket prices range from $10 to $35. Special Family Plan discount available. For reservations and information call TCC Box Office at 791-4266.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Gaslight Theater announces open auditions at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, for its summer production, Space Trek, Adventures in the Forbidden Zone. Roles are availble for 5 men and 3 women. The theater is located at 7010 E. Broadway. For more information call 886-9428.
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.
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
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Opening April 15 and continuing through May 20: Being is Round, Sculpture and Drawings by George Ehnat Jr. Special reception 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 15. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
UNION GALLERY. UA Student Union. 621-5130. Opening April 17 and continuing through April 28: Student art will be on exhibit. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
THE ALAMO GALLERY. 101 W. Sixth St. 882-9490. Continuing through June 15: canvases by Albert Vass and Nancy Stevens. Gallery features unique wood furnishings, ceramics, gourds and paintings. Regular gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through April 22: Bero Gallery's One Year Anniversary Exhibition, featuring works by gallery owners Beth Wachtel and Robert Sidur, an 18-artist retrospective. A silent auction of all retrospective works will be held throughout the course of the exhibit with final bids taken through April 22. 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. 882-7043. Continuing through April 25: Oriental Influences. Both locations are open Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Foothills Mall location only.
CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. Continuing through May 28: In This Garden: Photographs by Ruth Thorne-Thomsen; and Patterns of Connection: Leah King Smith, creative revisionism restoring Australian Aborigines to their native lands. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Continuing through May 6: mixed media sculpture by Jocelyn Wolf and photographs by San Francisco-based David Wolf. Regular hours are noon to 3 p.m. There will be an artists' reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 15, with music by Arm and Hammer.
DE GRAZIA GALLERY. 6300 N. Swan Road. 299-9192. Continuing through April 23: On display in the "Little Gallery" will be the works of Russian artists Ilya Nagibin, painter and photographer and Nadezhda Medvedeva, fine-art photographer. Both artists are from Riga, Latvia and their works are currently in the Photographic Collections Museum in Moscow, Russia. Little Gallery hours are 12 noon to 4 p.m. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through 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. 792-4503. Continuing through May 6: Various mixed media on exhibit by Linda Caputo, Jacquelyn McBain, Brooke Molla. Special reception 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 15. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m.
ETHERTON GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through May 27: works by Bailey Doogan, Holly Roberts and Randy Spalding. Media include paintings, painted photographs and figurative sculpture. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday.
G.A.S.P. GALLERY. Utterback Middle School, 3233 S. Pinal Vista. 617-6100. Continuing through April 21: The Sierra Vista Project, a two-part commissioned exhibition of photography by Sean Justice. Operated by Utterback students under the leadership of Sally Lovell and Josh Goldberg. Call for an appointment.
IRONWOOD GALLERY. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. 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.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through May 15: Mementos of Israel, photographs by Marvin Mandell and David Nathanson.
LAUGHLIN STUDIO GALLERY. 220 S. Norris Ave. 624-7354. Continuing through May 5: World Travel in Watercolor, prints, drawings and watercolors by David Laughlin. Call for regular gallery hours.
MARK ROSSI GALLERY STUDIO. 2415 N. Fontana Ave. 623-7136. Continuing through April 30: Sculpture and Yaqui Pascola Masks by Julian Morilla, including 50 sculpture pieces in wood with 2 bronze editions and 50 masks. Regular gallery hours are by appointment.
MELIORIA GALLERY. 178 E. Broadway. 792-9544. Continuing through April 30: Swaim Associates Ltd.--25 years of Architecture, a collage of photos and sketches depicting the firm's evolution. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays by appointment.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Phillips Plaza, Suite #90, 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Continuing through May 6: metalwork by local Tucson artists, Kristin Beeler, Jude Clarke, Betty Harris and Joe Harris. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
PCC ART GALLERY. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. Continuing through May 4: PCC Student Art Exhibition, an annual juried exhibit. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through April 30: hand-painted ceramics by Bobby Medford, dichronic glass jewelry by Lora Lynne and hologram jewelry by August Muth. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
PHANTOM GALLERIES. Various locations. 624-9977. Vacant window-front galleries doubling as temporary exhibition space include the following. Continuing through April 26: 110 S. Church Ave., works by Ned Gray, Bridget Roads and Joan Sullivan.
PUZEY GALLERY. 47 S. Sixth Ave. 884-4522. Continuing through April at the Holiday Inn Downtown City Center, 181 W. Broadway: mixed media works by Kirsten Groenveld, comic art by Mark Zepezauer, and various children's art works.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Continuing through May 3: recent paintings by Allen Maertz. 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. Sieveke's work is also on display through April 30 at the Tucson International Airport on the ticketing level, center.
SOSA-CARRILLO-FREMONT HOUSE. TCC complex between the Music Hall and the Arena. 622-0956. Continuing through May 20: Mexican American Needlework/Tejidos y Bordados, approximately 150 works from pioneer Mexican American families will be on exhibit. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
TEMPLE GALLERY. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210. Continuing through April 22: David Elliott: Photographs, an exhibit of Elliott's collection of free-standing photographic sculptures. Call for gallery 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 June 6: A History of Tohono Chul Park. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Tohono Chul presents a photographic retrospective of its past. Regular gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Admission is a $2 donation.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through May 21: Gronk: A Living Survey, canvases, notebook sketches and memorabilia spanning a decade in the famed Chicano artist's life in Los Angeles. Continuing through May 14: paintings by Paul Brach; and Joyan Saunders: Athlete Heart, an installation continuing through May 8 in the Directions Gallery. Continuing through June 4: Life in a Boundless Land: The Gaucho Scenes of Juan Manuel Blanes. Forty works will be presented depicting the social and political environment of life on the plains of Uruguay and Argentina. Also included will be a small selection of paintings by George Catlin, Worthington Whittredge and Jule Travernier. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.
TUCSON/PIMA ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY. 240 N. Stone. 624-0595. Continuing through April 29: Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Exhibit. Included are over 60 paintings by 29 artists. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
TUCSON PUBLIC LIBRARY. Main Library, 101 N. Stone. 791-4393. Continuing through April 30: A photographic essay/exhibit by Omer V. Clairborne, documenting the Tucson Soap Box Derby; recent oil paintings by Robert Gouge; wood and root sculpture by Fran Murphy.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, southeast of Speedway and Park Avenue. Continuing through April 23: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring an eclectic and energetic showcase of 13 artists' graduate work. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Check out the UAMA's online exhibit on the World Wide Web, http://www.arizona.edu/services/museums/museums.html.
WOMANKRAFT. 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976. Continuing through May 27: Nahuila, works by Mexican artist Santa Sandra Robles. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, and by appointment.
ART!! GALLERY. 6328 E. Broadway, in the El Mercado Plaza. 745-8586. Continuing through April 15: watercolors and mixed media works by Agnes Paulsen. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
BODHITREE GALLERY. 33 S. Fifth Ave. 882-5195. Continuing through April 15: Two Living Incarnations of Compassion, paintings by New York artist Tom Winchell, and an electric "Siddhi" micro-gallery show by Vladan Mijatovic Zivojnov.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Continuing through April 15: ceramic sculpture by Joy Fox and color symbolist canvases by Robert Royhl. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through April 15: paintings and mixed media works by Yolanda González. Also showing, mixed media works by Philip Estrada and prints by Anita Miranda Holguin. 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.
ARTISTS/TEACHERS. Applications are being accepted for JTPArts artist/teacher positions, a summer youth job training program in the arts. Those hired will work with youths from June 5 to July 21 to complete a project designed to benefit the community. Applications are available at the Tucson/Pima Arts Council, 240 N. Stone. For more information call Loraine Hernandez at 624-0595.
YOUNG ARTISTS NEEDED! Or beginners, even. Applications are being accepted for jobs in the JTPArts Summer Youth Employment Programs. Call the Hotline at 740-5220.
ART LECTURE. Visiting artist Janet Williams will give a slide lecture on her work with clay and other media in process and installation at 7:30 p.m. April 13, in the UA Architecture Auditorium, Room 103. Lecture is free and open to the public.
OPEN STUDIO. 2323 E. Mitchell St. This open studio of drawings, prints and ceramic sculpture by Monika Rossa, Adam Gilbert and Beata Wehr runs from1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 22. For more information call 327-9650 or 881-9445.
ART TALKS. The Tucson Museum of Art Docent Council offers the following free art talks at 1:30 p.m. on the following Mondays and Thursdays in April: April 13, The Evolution of the Cross in Art; April 17, The Life and Times of Georgia O'Keefe.
GALLERY TALKS. Upcoming lectures at the Center for Creative Photography on the UA campus begin at 5:30 p.m.: April 13, Outside the Realm of the Possible: Realisms, Feminisms and Ruth Thorne-Thomsen; April 19, Leah King-Smith speaks about her work; and April 25, The Representation of Indigenous Peoples. There will be a 7:30 p.m. symposium on April 20 in which Leah King-Smith and Emory Sekaquaptewa will discuss the experiences of minority cultures in maintaining their identities.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Phoenix Arts Commission seeks an artist team to design and install a public art project in honor of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, to be placed at the Cesar Chavez Park, 35th Avenue and Baseline Road. Entries must be postmarked by April 14. Call the Phoenix Art Commission at 1-602-262-4637, to request information on submissions.
WOMANKRAFT CLASSES. Womankraft, 388 S. Stone Ave., is now offering a variety of classes and workshops. Upcoming classes include: beginning and intermediate drawing, figure drawing, and tile making. Call 624-8157 for information.
CALL FOR ARTISTS. Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative Gallery is accepting applications and slides for its artist roster. Inclusion on the roster makes artists eligible for consideration for Board of Director membership and exhibitions at the gallery. Applicants must be Tucson residents, full-time professionals in the visual arts, and able to afford $35 monthly dues. For application and instructions, send a business-sized SASE to Dinnerware Roster, 135 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701. Deadline for applications is May 27.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. D.P.C. Café is accepting submissions from artists in all media for rotating exhibits and ongoing performances. Contact Nadia Hagen at 882-0515 for information and submission guidelines.
CALL FOR ARTISTS. The Eclectic Gallery, 69 E. Pennington St., seeks local painters and sculptors to exhibit their work at its grand opening. The gallery will also offer figure drawing studios, calligraphy workshops, and illustration and graphics classes. To register for classes, or for information on submission guidelines, call 620-1668.
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 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
SUN CITY PRINTMAKERS. Sun City Tucson Social Hall, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley. Opening April 15 continuing through April 30: The fourth annual exhibition displays etchings, woodblocks, linecuts and collagraphs. There will be an artists reception 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 23. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information call 825-2425.
Performances This Week
CROWDER HALL. UA Music Building, Park Avenue and Speedway. Musical concerts being performed in the next week include: 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13, the UA Steel Band; 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, sax chior concert; 8 p.m. April 18 and 20, jazz combos; and a performance by the campus band at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19. Call 621-1216 for tickets and information.
PCC CENTER FOR THE ARTS. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6458. A classical concert featuring Ben Tucker on trumpet and Michael Schmitz on piano will be performed at 1 p.m. April 15. Admission is free.
REGGAE FEST. Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 22nd Street and Country Club Road. The second annual Bob Marley Festival, presented by The Tucson Community Food Bank and KXCI, kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15. Music will continue until 8 p.m. Admission is two cans of non-perishable food or a cash donation for the KXCI building fund. For more information call 623-1000 or 622-5924.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Stephan George is back with his feel-good slide-guitar acoustic blues. Special guests include Jan Daley and Lavinia White of Songtower. The show begins at 8 p.m. April 13. Tickets are $5. For reservations and information call 884-1220.
BROWN BAG CONCERTS. The Catalina Chamber Players will play from noon to 1 p.m. in the Main Library Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave., on the following dates: April 19, viola, cello and guitar; and April 26, violin duet.
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.
CELTIC JAM. The Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Bring your instrument and join this old time/celtic jam session from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 18. Open to the public.
SUMMER MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP. Once again, the Sedona Jazz on the Rocks is offering a full scholarship for a five week summer program at Berklee School of Music in Boston from July 10 to August 11. The all-expense paid scholarship is open to anyone age 15 with at least six months of musical training. Three runners-up will receive full-tuition scholarships to the Berklee in Los Angeles Program, July 23 through July 29. Applications must be received by May 15. For more information and application forms call Sedona Jazz at 1-520-282-1985 or the Berklee College of Music at 1-800-421-0084
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
SUEÑOS TANGOS. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Performances April 19 through 22: This unique Argentinean dance form celebrating the polarity and union of the masculine and feminine will be performed by Sueños Tangos artists John Dahlstrand, Mara Carlson, Jorge Luis Altamirano and Jorge L. Pastrana. All shows are at 8 p.m., with an additional 2 o'clock Saturday matinee. Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and students, available at the door only. Call 622-5095 for information.
CONTRA AND SQUARES. Tucson Friends of Traditional Music present the third-Saturday dance from 8 to 11 p.m. April 15, at Armory Park Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. There will be live music by the TFTM string band, and special Bay Area caller Erik Hoffman. Singles and couples are welcome. Admission is by donation at the door. Call 318-0810 for information.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets Ballet Arizona's production of White Oak Projects will go on sale April 17 at all Dillard's ticket outlets. They are currently on sale at the Ballet Arizona box office only. Tickets range from $40 to $65. For more information call the Ballet Arizona Box Office at 1-602-381-1096.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets are on sale for Ballet Arizona's production of Alice in Wonderland, on stage April 22 at TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. There will be one 7:30 p.m. performance only. Tickets range from $16 to $26, available at Dillard's or by calling the Ballet Arizona box office, 882-5022.
BUMS STEERED. 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.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. The long daylight hours are back, and it's time to head downtown again for the Tucson Arts District's solid lineup of activities for children of all ages. Tonight between 7 and 10 p.m., TKMA continues the month of music with outdoor performances at the Ronstadt Transit Center (Sixth Avenue and Congress Street), Arizona Alley, and Pennington Street between Sixth and Scott avenues. There will be an outdoor movie screening from dark until 10 p.m. in the Arizona Alley (just south of Congress Street). Call 791-9572 for a complete schedule of events.
CAT SHOW. The Desert Diamond Cat Club hosts their annual show April 15 and 16 at TCC, 260 S. Church Ave., from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. This is an all-breed show, including a housepet category. Vendors will also be on hand with a variety of crafts, grooming and cat accessories. Admission is $3, $2 for seniors.
COUNTY FAIR. The Pima County Fair opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, and continues through April 23. Opening night highlights include: Two-for-one carnival rides and games; "Virtually There" adventures; and Emilio Navaira and the Rio Band on the Budweiser Superstage. The fairgrounds are south of Tucson on I-10 and S. Houghton Road (exit 275). Admission is $5 for ages 13 and over, free for those under 12. Parking is $2. Call 792-3930 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. 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.
LO QUE PASA. Women's International League for Peace and Freedom hosts Borderlinks coordinator Richard Ufford-Chase's lecture, What in the World is Going on in Mexico?, at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Pima Friends Meeting House, 931 N. Fifth Ave. Lecture is free and open to the public.
WOMEN'S CAUCUS. A panel discussion Women, Politics and the Media, will meet at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Panel members are: Territorial Newspapers Editor Cheryl Cross-Bushnell, Tucson Citizen Associate Editor Mark Kimble, KVOA-TV Reporter Sandy Rathbun and Arizona Daily Star Senior Assistant City Editor Mary K. Reinhart. Bring a lunch and join them for this free discussion.
TARAHUMARA ETHNOBOTANY. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, presents Enrique Salmon, who will lecture on traditional uses of plants by the Tarahumara people at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13. The talk will emphasize medicinal uses and will include discussion of the Tarahumara's beliefs about healing and disease. Admission is $8, $6 for students and TBG/NSS members. This is the first of four lectures in the ethnobotany series. Registration for the series is $25, $20 for TBG and Native Seeds/SEARCH members. Call 326-9255 for information.
BROWN BAG SERIES. The following lecture will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, in Social Sciences 332 on the UA campus: April 21, The Changing Signification of Revolutionary Cuba.
AHS BOOK SALE. Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. Second St., announces a book sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the auditorium.
BOOKSIGNING. Betty Leavengood and Mike Liebert will share their expertise and sign copies of their new Hiker's Guide to the Santa Rita Mountains from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at The Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave.
ILLITERATI. This poetic and literary forum meets Tuesday, April 18, at Café Magritte, 254 E. Congress St. Sign-ups are at 7:30 p.m., with open mike readings beginning at 8 p.m. Call 884-8004 for information.
POETRY READING. Heather McHugh will read from her works at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the UA Modern Languages Building auditorium, north side of the campus mall west of Cherry Avenue. Reading is free and open to the public. Call 321-7760 for information.
HUMANITIES SERIES. The Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road, will conduct a series of book discussion programs about One Hundred Years of Solitude and Invisible Man, scheduled for Tuesday evenings May 9 and June 6. Reservations for the free series are taken on a first-come-first-serve basis. Call 791-5021 to register.
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.
AESOP. Arizona Youth Theatre. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. The company's 7-to-10 year-old cast will perform Aesop April 13 through 22. Production is most appropriate for ages four through 12. All tickets are $5. Call 790-0844 for reservations.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT. Creative Movement for Children, cosponsored by the UA Extended University and School of Music Committee on Dance, is a summer program for children ages 2 to 4, encouraging body awareness, confidence, coordination and social skills. Session I meets Saturdays, May 13 through June 3. Call 624-8632 for registration and information.
EASTER ACTIVITIES. The Easter Bunny is resting up in his pad in the Foley's wing of the Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road, and is available for photos during mall hours through April 15. What's round and colored and hidden all over the library? Bring your basket to Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd St., at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 13, and find out. Both the Columbus branch and the Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Road, will host an Easter storytime for children up to 3 years old at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 14. Events are free and open to the public.
FISHING DERBY. Pre-registration is open from 1 to 4 p.m. April 19 through 21 at the Schools Unit Trailer, 900 S. Randolph Way, for the All-American Fishing Derby for children four through 12, scheduled for Saturday, April 29, at both Reid Park lakes. Registration fee is 25 cents, which covers the cost of a fishing license. Call 791-4873 for information.
OWLING WITH AUDUBON. SEEK Saturdays offers this owl prowl with the Audubon Society from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Catalina State Park. This evening hike to a regular nesting and hunting area will be followed by a campfire and owl storytelling. Cost is $25 for one adult and one child. Call 624-8632 to register.
DINO MIGHT. The Tucson Children's Museum presents Kokoro's Discover Dinosaurs, a robotic exhibit of life-like dinosaurs and ice age creatures, continuing through May 31 at El Con Mall, Broadway east of Country Club Road. Admission is $4 adults, $3.50 children, with group rates available. Call 792-987 for more 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.
CONNECTION BENEFIT. An al fresco dinner reception on the Arizona State Museum lawn, followed by a performance of the Ballet Folklorico Magisterial Nuevo León are the featured events in this Cinco de Mayo benefit for the Parent Connection. The Parent Connection is a non-profit community-based family resource center serving parents and families of children under age 5. Reservations for the 6 p.m. authentic Mexican meal and 8 p.m. performance are $30 per person. Call 321-1500 for reservations.
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. Tucson has two chapters, northwest (Debbie, 825-2047) and central (Coralee, 325-0715). The central chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the Rincon Room of the TMC Alamo Building, 5301 E. Grant Road. The northwest chapter meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month, in the YMCA room near the west end of the Foothills Mall. Chapters offer regular meetings, playgroups, Mom's Night Out activities, and meals for new mothers. Playgroups include: 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Arthur Pack Park, Thornydale and Overton roads; and 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Dennis Weaver Park, Calle Concordia and Oracle Road. Call Debbie at 825-2047 for 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.
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 an Easter dance from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, in the Chapter Hall. Admission is $6, $4 for PWP members. For more information call 622-8120.
RAINBOW FAMILIES. Rainbow Families is a gay, lesbian and bisexual parents network with a monthly support and discussion group which meets every third Saturday. The next meeting is at 4 p.m Saturday, April 15, in room 31 of St. Francis in the Foothills Church, River and Swan roads. All gay, lesbian and bisexual parents, partners and family members are welcome. Call Craig at 318-9348 for more information.
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.
TRANSITION FAIR. Children's Clinics for Rehabilitative Services hosts a consortium of local agencies and school districts in Transition Fair '95, a free event for special needs students ages 14 to 22. The event will feature information about educational, vocational, housing, recreational, medical and assistive technology opportunities available after high school. Fair runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Rincon High School cafeteria, 422 N. Arcadia St. Call 324-3050 for information.
TUSD BOARD MEETINGS. Upcoming meetings at the Morrow Education Center Board Room, 1010 E. 10th St., include: a budget study session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18; and the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. Call 617-7303 for 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. April 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 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 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Saturday through September 30. 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. 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 to exhibits 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. Theater 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.
TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $1.50 for children, $3 for adults. Free on the third Sunday of every month.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. is open free to the public during regular gallery hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the museum is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and students, free for members and children under 12. Free for all on Tuesdays.
YOZEUM. 2900 N. Country Club Road. 322-0100. Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. On display are all kinds of yo-yos, from styles popular in the 1920s to current designs, and yo-yo memorabilia. The owner of the museum is Don Duncan, Jr., son of the founder of Duncan Yo-Yos. Groups and schools can call ahead to arrange for a tour. Free admission.
BIKE TOUR. The Breakaway to the Border Bike Tour is a 135-mile loop from Tucson to Nogales and back, and will roll on April 29 and 30, from the starting point at the Pima County Fairgrounds, I-10 and Houghton Road. Monies raised by the ride will benefit the Tucson Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information, contact the MS Society at 747-7472.
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 April. 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.
Y NOT? The YMCA of Tucson now offers a citywide membership, meaning members are free to use any YMCA facilities across town. Also, registration is now open for spring and summer fitness classes at the Ott YMCA, 401 S. Prudence Road. Aerobic classes include step, hi/low impact, strength and aqua. Call 885-2317 for information.
BOWLED OVER. The Women's International Bowling Congress National Championship Tournament continues on selected dates through June 12, at Brunswick Camino Seco Lanes, 114 S. Camino Seco. Call 298-2311 for information.
TORO! This week's Tucson Toros games are at 7:05 p.m., on Hi Corbett Field, Broadway and Country Club Road: April 13 and 14, the Tacoma Mariners; and April 15, the Vancouver Angels. Tickets range from $3 to $6. Call 325-2621 for information.
BEANFEST. Rock climbers from far and near are invited to this outrageous festival of the bean, April 22 and 23 at Cochise Stronghold East. This semi-annual event is an opportunity for rock climbers of all ages and abilities to gather in a casual setting to wrangle the rocks, share scrapes and swap stories. There will also be a Tour de Bean mountain bike race on Saturday afternoon. Call Bean Masters Doug or Diane at 326-2309, or 292-7442, for information on what food to bring for the great burrito bean-out. This event is not sanctioned by any organized climbing group or club.
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. Remaining hikes are scheduled for April 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.
SINGLE CAMPERS OF TUCSON. A different kind of singles club for those with the outdoors itch. Campouts are planned for the second weekend of each month, at sites throughout southern Arizona. Car/tent camping in primitive areas, potlucks, campfires, hiking and good people. Membership fee is $12. Call Eric Anderson at 325-7098 for more 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.
DRIP IRRIGATION WORKSHOP. Tucson Water Sources offers two workshops on Saturday, April 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. (on system design and installation) and 1 to 3 p.m. (on irrigation timer usage) at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Call 791-4331 to reserve a space.
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.
HAZARDOUS WASTE WORKSHOP. PCC east campus Arizona State Environmental Technology Training Center, 8181 E. Irvington Road, offers an 8-hour OSHA and RCRA regulations training program for people who handle hazardous waste materials. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 19. Cost is $40. Call 722-7872 for registration and information.
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 740-3340.
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.
BIO-DYNAMIC GARDENING. This Tucson Organic Gardeners lecture by Christopher Hahn will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at TBG Porter Hall, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Call 883-0377. The lecture will be preceded by a mini-market of organic plants, produce and related gardening items. Call 883-0377 for information.
GARDENING DEMONSTRATIONS. The following demonstrations will be at 9 a.m. Wednesdays, at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave., and 1 p.m. at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road: April 19, Africanized Honey Bees; and April 26, Check Out the Irrigation Timer.
TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The annual art exhibition, Sunspots: A Garden Gallery, continues through May 14 in both the outdoor Herb Garden and the Tropical Greenhouse. "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. Call 326-9255 for information.
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.
TELEVISION: After having been in rerun limbo for the past six weeks, Homicide, the best drama on TV (and that says a lot in this strong year for TV dramas), offers four weeks of first-run episodes beginning April 14 and closing out the season. It looks like Homicide has been pulled back from the brink of extinction thanks to a strong three-week arc concerning the near-fatal shooting of three detectives a few weeks back. The ratings edged up, and NBC is said to be leaning toward bringing it back next year. Watch for a strong showing at the Emmys, with serious consideration being given to Andre Braugher (the bald, combative Det. Pembleton) as Best Dramatic Actor.
BOOKS: The New York Yanquis by Bill Granger. Yeah, baseball sucks and major-league baseball is populated with jerks, but darned if baseball doesn't make for the best sports books and movies. In this book, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner hits on a novel idea: buy the Cuban national team from Fidel Castro and put the entire squad in Yankee pinstripes. He can cut his payroll from $40 million down to $5 million (half as a bribe to Castro, the other half split up so each player makes a paltry $100,000 a year) and still have the best team in the league. The ending is a bit clichéd (it is a sports book, after all), but getting there is a lot of fun.
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