ARIZONA CHILDREN'S THEATRE. El Con Mall Theatre, 3601 E. Broadway. 795-9314. Opening April 22 and continuing through May 21: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Budelinik, and Name That Tree. Show times for April are 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5, $4 seniors and $3 children. No reservations needed. For more information call 795-9314.
TUCSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS. 408 S. Sixth Ave. 884-8210. April 23 only: Magic Theater, a new-style revue presented by Third Street Kids. Show times are at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are $5, $3 for children under 12. Advance tickets may be purchased at Western Medical, 5462 E. Pima St. For reservations and information call Marcia Berger at 513-0259.
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.
SERENDIPITY PLAYHOUSE. 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road, 751-4445. 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.
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 Federico García Lorca. Performances will alternate in English and Spanish. Tickets are $6 and $8. Ticket outlets include PCC West Campus cashier's office, Antigone Books, 604 N 4th Ave., and Jeff's Classical Records, 2556 N. Campbell. Call 882-7406 for tickets and information.
THEATRE DEGREE ZERO. 330 S. Scott Ave. Continuing April 21 and 22 in the Cabaret Theatre: Dire Moon Cartoons, a collection of "adult fables for the next millennium," will be presented by Theater Degree Zero. 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.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. 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.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets are currently on sale for Arizona Theatre Company's production of The Convicts Return, performed April 29 through May 20. Tickets may be purchased at the ATC box office, at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. For more information call 622-2823.
TICKET ALERT. Season tickets for the 1995-96 Theatre League's Broadway at Symphony Hall series go on sale May 1. Productions include South Pacific, My Fair Lady and Evita. Season tickets range from $45 to $95. Tickets may be purchased through the Theatre League's ticket office at 952-2881 or 1-800-776-SHOW. Tickets are currently on sale for 42nd Street, starring Mariette Hartley, with performances May 17 through 21. Tickets range from $26.50 to $32.50 and are available at the Symphony Hall box office and all Dilliard's outlets. For more information call 678-2222.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets are currently on sale for the 42nd annual Tucson Press Club Gridiron Show, Full Frontal Newt-ity, scheduled for 8 p.m. May 17 through 20 at TCC, 260 S. Church Ave. Advance tickets are $15, $25 for "Hot Seats," available at the TCC box office and Dillard's. Proceeds benefit Tucson Area Literacy Coalition. For more information call 575-5333.
ATC AUCTION. The fourth annual Best Little Warehouse in Tucson Auction happens from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Festivities include live and silent auction, food and music to this year's theme, Off Broadway...Only Two And A Half Blocks! Admission is $15. Tickets may be purchased at the ATC box office, 622-2823, or by sending a check to: Off Broadway/95, c/o Arizona Theatre Company, P.O. Box 1631, Tucson, AZ 85702.
THEATRE CONFERENCE. The 12th Annual Arizona Statewide Theatre Conference will be June 2 through 4, with guest speakers Marshall Mason and Horton Foote. The conference meets at PCC Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Deadline for early registration is May 18. For more information, call 229-8231.
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.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets are currently on sale 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 the 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 theatre 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.
ART CAR CARAVAN. The Grill. 100 E. Congress St. 294-7107. One of the most unusual sites of the year, this traveling caravan of 30 will be on display from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22, along Congress Street downtown. Check out the "Camera Van," a van covered with 2,000 cameras; "Marble Madness," a marble-adorned VW bug; and the "Coltmobile," a Buick Skylark carrying a 9-foot mass of 1,400 horses. Viewing is free and open to the public.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH GALLERY. Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery. 4831 E. 22nd St. 748-1551. Opening April 24 continuing through May 16: Geometric Variations on Desert Themes: an exhibition of recent abstract painting by Howard Conant. Conant, former head of the UA Art Department, exhibits works influenced by desert colors and Islamic art. There will be a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 21. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
EARTH DAY SHOW. 630 N. Craycroft, Ste. #119. Opening April 22 and 23, and continuing April 29 and 30: gouache paintings of hot springs of the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin region by Bruce Campbell. The exhibit celebrates the 25th anniversary of Earth Day with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Regular exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 749-3931.
THE ALAMO GALLERY. 101 W. Sixth St. 882-9490. Continuing through June 15: canvases by Albert Vass and Nancy Stevens. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 6242878. Continuing through May 13: a one-woman exhibition of paintings by Margaret Garcia, reflecting life in East Los Angeles. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. 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: sculpture by Jocelyn Wolf and photographs by San Francisco-based David Wolf. Regular hours are noon to 3 p.m.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park, 6812 N. Oracle. 297-1427. Continuing through May 27: The works of Herb Gilbert and David Pennington featuring paintings and collage. Special reception 7 to 9 p.m. April 22. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
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 May 6: Various mixed media on exhibit by Linda Caputo; painting on paper, Jacquelyn McBain; oil on panel painting, Brooke Molla; "clothing". 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.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through May 13: A one-woman exhibition of paintings reflecting life in East Los Angeles by Margaret Garcia. Other Los Angeles works by Tony de Carlo and Joseph Maruska will also be featured. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
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.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through May 20: Being is Round, Sculpture and Drawings by George Ehnat Jr. The works of George Ehnat focusing on his stone carvings and drawings. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
MARK ROSSI GALLERY STUDIO. 2415 N. Fontana Ave. 623-7136. Continuing through April 30: Sculpture and Yaqui Pascola Masks by Julian Morilla. 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. 6232828. 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.
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. 6242333. 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.
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.
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. 8827043. 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.
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 noon to 4 p.m. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
TEMPLE GALLERY. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210. Continuing through April 22: David Elliott: Photographs, on exhibit will be Elliott's collection of free standing photographic sculptures. Call for gallery hours.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, southeast of Speedway and Park Avenue, east of the Fine Arts Complex. 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.
CRAFTS FAIR. Tucson Parks and Recreation hosts the Reid Park Arts and Crafts Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23. Reid Park is located at 22nd Street and Country Club Road. Free parking and shuttle service will be available from the Hi Corbett Field parking lot. For more information call 791-4873.
ART SALE. The Southern Arizona Council of Camp Fire's 11th annual Native American Art Sale and Raffle gathers from 6 to 9 p.m. April 21, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 in the Sabino Room at Loew's Vantana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive. The sale will feature original handcrafted wares of Native Americans from throughout the Southwestern United States. Terry DeWald, Tucson anthropologist, will lecture at 7 p.m., April 21 and at 2 p.m. April 22. All events are free and open to the public. For more information call 325-6883.
WEAVER'S LECTURE. Paul O'Connor will present a slide lecture Overview of Double Weave at 10:30 a.m. April 26 at Mehl Family Foothills Park, 4020 E. River Road. Lecture is open to the public, free of charge. For more information call 745-6054.
CALL TO ARTISTS. Pima County Parks and Recreation seeks an artist to work on a consultant design team to transform the master plan for Drachman-Aqua Caliente Regional Park into construction drawings. An information meeting will be held at 3 p.m. April 26, at the bunkhouse in Drachman-Aqua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. For more information call the Tucson/Pima Arts Council at 624-0595, ext. 21, or stop by their new location at 240 N. Stone Ave.
NEA DEADLINE ALERT. Deadlines for grants from the National Endowment for the Arts are fast approaching. For more information call the number listed for your particular genre: Theatre 1-202-682-5425, Music 1-202-682-5445, Dance 1-202-682-5435, International 1-202-682-5422, Design 1-202-682-5437, Expansion Arts 1-202-682-5443, Literature 1-202-682-5451, Museum 1-202-682-5442.
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 ext. 10.
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.
OPEN STUDIO. 2323 E. Mitchell St. This open studio of drawings, prints and ceramic sculpture by Monika Rossa, Adam Gilbert and Beata Wehr will be from 1 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 20, The Life and Times of Georgia O'Keefe by Sandy Cord, April 24, The Problems of the Portrait by Laurie Dryden, and April 27, The Artistry of the Garden: Tulips in Holland by Sr. Sheila Mortonson. For more information call 885-0449.
GALLERY TALKS. Upcoming lectures at the Center for Creative Photography on the UA campus begin at 5:30 p.m.: 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.
WOMANKRAFT CLASSES. Womankraft, 388 S. Stone Ave., is now offering a variety of classes and workshops, beginning in April. 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 8820515 for information and submission guidelines.
CALL FOR ARTISTS. The Eclectic Gallery, 69 E. Pennington St., offers figure drawing studios, calligraphy workshops, and illustration and graphics classes. To register for classes, or for information on submission guidelines, call 620-1668.
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.
BERGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. 1200 W. Speedway. 327-4809. Bwiya-Toli: Music of the Andes. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Advance tickets are $8, $7 for students, TFTM and KXCI members, available at Hear's Music, Bentley's, Antigone Books, Loco Records, Good Time Music and Workshop Music and Sound. Tickets are $10 and $9 at the door. Call 327-4809 for more information.
CROWDER HALL. UA Music Building, Park Avenue and Speedway. Musical concerts this week include: April 20, jazz combos; April 21, horns in music; April 22, Orchestra Nova produces the marriage of music and machine in Something Old, Something New....; April 24, Arizona Wind Quintet. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Call 621-1216 for tickets and information.
NOCHE DE LAS ESTRELLAS. Plaza Garibaldi, Sunnyside High School. 741-2400, ext. 418. Festivities begin at 3 p.m. April 21 for the Noche de las Estrellas. Events include a myriad of performances by local student mariachi bands and folklorico groups. Food booths will be set up in Plaza Garibaldi. At 8 p.m. ASU and UA mariachi will perform in the auditorium with the Norteño Dance following at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the evening concert are $5, $3 students. Dance tickets are $2. For more information call 741-2400 ext. 418.
OLD PMS. Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. 733-6433. The Old Pueblo Madrigal Singers will perform a benefit concert for the Primavera Meals program at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 23. Music performed will range from the medieval and renaissance periods to jazz. A $3 donation is requested, and an informal reception follows.
SONS OF ORPHEUS. Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. On April 23 The Male Choir of Tucson will feature rarely heard selections from Beethoven's The Ruins of Athens, and Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust, as well as familiar works of Cole Porter and others. Performance begins at 3 p.m. Admission is free.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will perform at 8 p.m., Friday, April 21. Advance tickets are $12, $10 for TFTM, KXCI and TKMA members, and are available at SWCM, Hear's Music, Folk Shops, Zia Records and KXCI. Tickets at the door are $15, $13 for members. For information and tickets call 623-1000.
TSO. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4266. TSO presents a choral concert April 20 and 21, featuring mezzo-soprano Catherine Robbin. Musical selections include Bernstein, Brahms, Mahler and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Tickets range from $12 to $26. For tickets and information call the TCC box office at 791-4266.
BROWN BAG CONCERTS. The Catalina Chamber Players will play from noon to 1 p.m. on April 26, in the Main Library Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave.,
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.
PIPERS SALE. The Seven Pipers Scottish Society, a non-profit organization to preserve and perform traditional Scottish music and dance, holds its annual scholarship garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 at 3141 N. Needham Place. Call 798-6980 for information.
CELTIC JAM. The Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell. 8817147. Bring your instrument and join this old time celtic jam session from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. Open to the public.
SUMMER MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP. Once again, 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
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 6212998.
BALLET ARIZONA. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4266. Single performance at 7:30 p.m. April 22: Alice in Wonderland. Tickets range from $16 to $26, available at Dillard's or by calling the Ballet Arizona box office, 882-5022.
DREAM DANCE. UA Fine Arts Complex courtyard, Speedway east of Park Avenue. 621-3341. Dancers of the Dreaming, outdoor performance of dances and songs by Australian Aborigines of the desert Warlpiri tribe, begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20. Pre-performance demonstrations of the didjeridu and American Indian dance will be from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $10, $5 for children, available at the Centennial Hall box office, Dillard's and TCC. Call 621-3341 for tickets and information.
SUEÑOS TANGOS. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Continuing through April 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.
MARSHALL'S VISIONS. UA Ina Gittings Theatre, north side of the mall west of Campbell Avenue. 621-4698. Special performances at 8 p.m. April 21 and 22: Visions, collaborative music and dance by Suzanne Knosp and Mary Marshall. Program includes a James Joyce-inspired ballet "The Dead," "Bach Sonata," contempory dance in "Visions Fugitives," and "Limehouse Blues," a comic jazz ballet. Tickets are $6, $4 seniors/students, available throught the UA dance office, 621-4698.
EARTH SONG. Dancers of the Dreaming is a day-long cross-cultural festival of song and dance featuring performances by Navajo, Tohono O'odham, Australian Warlpiri, Pima, Mohave, Quechan and Maricopa tribes. Events continue from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 22, at the Salt River Community Multi-Purpose Center. Call 1-602-253-2731 for directions and information.
MODERN DANCE WORKSHOP. Orts dancer Nanette Robinson presents this workshop from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Ortspace, 930 N. Stone Ave. Cost is $8. No previous dance experience necessary. Call 887-1603 for information.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets for Ballet Arizona's May 4 production of White Oak Dance Project are on sale at all Dillard's and at the Ballet Arizona box office. Tickets range from $40 to $65. Call 1-602-381-1096 for information.
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. 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. Dancer 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 Ortspace, 930 N. Stone Ave. Cost is $7.50 per class, or $20 for four classes. Call 882-0195 for 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.
CAR SHOW. Catalina High School, 3645 E. Pima St., hosts its second annual car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Admission is $2, with proceeds benefiting student publications. Call 326-3610 for information.
CONSERVATION DAY. Reid Park Zoo, 22nd Street and Country Club Road, celebrates a community conservation day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, with conservation information on hand from local agencies and paper-making activities at the Zoo School. Donate a can of food to the Community Food Bank and receive one free admission. Call 791-3204 for information.
CRIME VICTIMS' VIGIL. A candlelight vigil commemorating National Crime Victims' Rights Week will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at Children's Memorial Park, 4851 N. 15th Place. Community leaders (Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and Chief Deputy County Attorney David White) and victims of violent crime will speak on victims' rights in the community and improvements that need to be made. Call 740-5729 for information.
COUNTY FAIR. The Pima County Fair continues through April 23. 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.
MARIACHI CONFERENCE. The 1995 Tucson International Mariachi Conference begins at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, and continues through Saturday, April 29. Festival activities are centered around TCC, Randolph North Golf Course, and Armory Park. The Fiesta de Garibaldi will take over Armory Park from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Showcase and Espectacular concert tickets are available at Dillard's and the TCC box office, 791-4266. All proceeds benefit La Frontera Center, a non-profit, community-based health service facility. Call 884-9920 for information.
SCIENCE CARNIVAL. Join Flandrau Science Center and Kitt Peak National Observatory in the Science Center's 20th birthday celebration, with exciting, interactive science exhibits like bottled lightning and anti-gravity mirrors. This traveling show of attractions from Seattle's Pacific Science Center will be on the UA mall, Hawthorne Street and Cherry Avenue, through June 4. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, and 1 to 9 p.m. Wendesday through Saturday. Admission is $3, $2 for kids under 13; or $6 for a family pass for four. Call 621-STAR 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.
WAILA FESTIVAL. The Arizona Historical Society's annual Waila Festival is underway from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 22, on Second Street between Tyndall and Park avenues. This free celebration of the lively social dance and culture of the Tohono O'odham nation is a great opportunity to sample great music and food in the scenic West University Historic Block. Parking is available. Call 628-5774 for information.
LA CASITA SERIES. The Monday Nights With La Casita series continues at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, with Dan Behling's "My Inner Child: An Archetype of Destruction or Creativity?", at St. Philip's In The Hills Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Cost is $5 at the door, and pre-registration is not required. Call 299-6421 for information.
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.
TAXPAYERS MEETING. The Foothills Taxpayers Association's monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Woods Library, 3455 N. First Ave. Discussion will focus on taxing home owners. Meeting is free and open to the public.
REFUGEE EDUCATION PROJECT. UA professor and Chinese human rights activist Fang Li-Zhi presents Human Rights in China: Recent Developments at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Northwest Neighborhood Center, 2160 N. Sixth Ave. Admission is free. Call 795-2745 for information.
TOURETTE TALK. Current Research in Tourette Syndrome will be presented from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22, at the UMC DuVal auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Fee is $20 for professionals, with a voluntary suggested donation of $10 to benefit individuals with TS and their families. Call 622-8979 for registration and information.
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.
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.
BOOKSIGNING. Ofelia Zepeda will sign copies of Ocean Power and Home Places from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Coyote's Voice Books, 16 S. Eastbourne Ave., in the Broadway Village Center.
BOOKSIGNING. Local authors Susan Lowell and Heather Irbinskas will sign their works from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in honor of Kid's Earth Day at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road. Call 578-3008 for information.
SNYDER SPEAKS. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder will lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Center for Creative Photography on the UA campus. A reception and booksigning will follow in the lobby. Admission is free, but arrive early as seating is limited. Call 621-7968 for information.
GUEST READINGS. Writers Jewell Parker Rhodes and Jim Simmerman will read from their works at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the UA Modern Languages Building auditorium, as part of the annual faculty exchange with ASU and NAU. Readings are free and open to the public. Call 321-7760 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc. is offering a $500 grand prize for the Distinguished Poet Awards contest. Entries (limit one) should be 20 lines or less, any subject and style. Contest is free to enter. Send poems to Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Department EM, 203 Diamond St., Sistersville, WV, 26175. Deadline is May 31, 1995.
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.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Literacy Volunteers of Pima County is looking for presenters for the Tutoring Young Readers Workshop. Call 797-7530 for information.
AESOP. Arizona Youth Theatre. 5526 E. 22nd St. 7900844. Continuing through April 22 the company's 7-to-10 year-old cast will perform Aesop. Production is most appropriate for audiences ages four through 12. All tickets are $5. Call 790-0844 for reservations.
SEEK SUMMER PROGRAMS. Extended University's sixth SEEK (Summer Education and Enrichment for Kids) program opens registration at Butterfield and Magee schools on April 29, for programs from May 30 through July 21. Cost is $40 per course. On-going registration is also open for SEEK Fine Arts Camp, a two-week hands-on arts camp for students grades 4 through 8. Workshops cover drawing, portraiture, photography, story theatre, printmaking, dance and creative writing. Camp runs June 12 through 23. Call 624-8632 for registration and information.
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.
FISHING DERBY. Pre-registration is open from 1 to 4 p.m. through April 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.
VALLEY OF THE MOON. The Valley of the Moon presents a new show, Between Wonderland and Oz, with shows every half-hour from 7 to 9:30 p.m., April 20 through 23. The Valley of the Moon is located at 2544 E. Allen Road, north of Prince Road and east of Tucson Boulevard. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for kids ages 7 to 12. Call 323-1331 for information.
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 Leon 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 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: 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. 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.
TUSD BOARD MEETINGS. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the Morrow Education Center Board Room, 1010 E. 10th St. 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.
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.
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 all the 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! The Tucson Toros are back home this week. The boys kick off a four-game series against the Tacoma Rainers at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. Games begin at 7:30 on April 21 and 22 and 6 p.m. on April 23. Then they take on the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. April 24-27 at 7 p.m. All games are at Hi Corbett Field in Reid Park. Broadway and Country Club Road. 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.
CAMP COUNSELORS NEEDED. The Muscular Dystrophy Association seeks volunteer summer camp counselors for five to seven-day camp sessions. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, and able to lift a child. Call 795-3434 for information.
MARCH IN APRIL. This fundraiser to benefit youth activities at recreation centers in Marana, Picture Rocks, Rillito, Yoem Pueblo and Halberg Hall, happens at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29. The five-mile march leaves from Marana Junior High School. Interested walkers should contact Jennifer Roby, 682-4718 for pledge sheets and information.
SAN PEDRO HIKES. Six hikes along the river are scheduled this spring. Remaining hikes are scheduled for April 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.
TUCSON SAILING CLUB. Learn to sail and charter in San Diego at the regular club meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the back room of O'Malley's On Fourth, 247 N. Fourth Ave. Call 743-0519 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.
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.
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 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.
VIDEOS: Quiz Show with Rob Morrow and John Turturro. As often happens, the Academy blew it this year. Forrest Gump was the most popular movie, and Pulp Fiction is the one that will stick in our heads the longest, but Quiz Show was the Best Picture of 1994. In losing to inferior competition, it joins a distinguished list of films from over the years, including Reds, The Right Stuff, and Raging Bull (which lost to Ordinary People, the movie for which Quiz Show director Robert Redford won his first directing Oscar). Quiz Show never really caught on at the box office, despite overwhelming critical acclaim. And it therefore suffered at Oscar time, although some had hoped it would emerge as the compromise candidate to break the tie between the rah-rah Gump faction and the avant-garde Pulp backers. Oh well, rent it, enjoy it, lament over its fate.
BOOKS: The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom. For those of us who grew up reading Robert Ludlum potboilers involving world domination schemes hatched by Nazis, former nazis and/or the progeny of former Nazis, this is sort of a last hurrah, since, let's face it, most real Nazis are getting pretty long in the tooth and the dickheads...er, skinheads running around pretending to be Nazis can't control their own toilet habits, let alone the world. Folsom delivers a heart-pounding ride which begins as an American doctor visiting Paris spots the man who killed his father some 30 years ago and follows through a trail of corpses all over Europe, all pointing to a sinister global conspiracy. Sounds familiar, but Folsom delivers here in a big way.
TELEVISION: File this under guilty pleasure: Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. After sputtering around in its initial season last year, not knowing whether it wanted to be Superman or Moonlighting, this show has come into its own. It still finishes a distant second to Murder, She Wrote in its time slot, but it has passed SeaQuest, which has degenerated into a monster-of-the-week format lately. Lois and Clark features two bright, young, attractive stars in a light-hearted romp. What was originally a love triangle between Lois, Clark, and Superman has become a parallelogram with the addition of a smooth-talking Fed who's trying to beat Clark's time. A fun show.
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