SPECIAL EVENTSEvents This Week
ARCHITECTURE WEEK. The sixth annual Architecture week includes celebrations through Saturday, April 25. Scheduled events include: educational exhibits and lectures; walking tours; displays of the work of 35 area architect on display at the Tucson Mall; a showing of works assembled for a national review from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Friday, April 25, at the TM Sundt Gallery, UA College of Architecture. Call Brent Davis at 622-6248 for tour prices and information.
ARIZONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. The seventh edition of the Arizona International Film Festival includes such events as the Premiere Showcase, the Arizona Independent Film Award, The Reel Frontier Film & Video Competition Festival, a tribute to New Irish Cinema, and an opening night celebration on Thursday, April 26, followed by a special screening of new independent cinema. Passes range from $20 to $125. See the Tucson Weekly insert for events schedule or all 628-1737 for information.
ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW. Bear Canyon Plaza. 8900 E. Tanque Verde Road. Join 70 artisans as they display their wares from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Tanque Verde Valley Festival Arts and Crafts Show. There will also be live music, food and entertainment at this free family event. A portion of each artist's booth fee benefits the Bear Canyon Library expansion fund. Call 298-6207 for information.
CLUB KINETIC. Mat Bevel Institute. 530 Stone Ave. Witness the theatrical spectacle of Club Kinetic, the exotic vaudevillian disco circus staged by performance artist Mat Bevel and company from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Friday. Admission is $5. Call 622-0192 for information.
EN FRANÇAIS. The Alliance Français of Tucson is holding their annual scholarship benefit luncheon at noon Saturday, May 2 at Le Bistro Restaurant. Proceeds benefit the Alliance's student abroad program and the luncheon features a performance by guitarist Judson Armstrong, door prizes and a raffle. Tickets are $30, $15 of which is a tax-deductable contribution. Reservations are required and must be received by April 29. Call 795-5684 for information.
FIESTA DEL PUEBLO. Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. The Tucson Museum of Art hosts Fiesta del Pueblo!, a family festival held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25. The event features performances by Carlos Nakai, Flamenco y Mas, Ismael Barajas, children's activities including puppet making, piñata and paper-flower making, workshops and continuous storytelling at the Corbet house, iron working and tin luminaria demonstrations, folk art and artisans and food booths. Call 624-2333 for information.
FIESTA GARIBALDI. Armory Park. South Sixth Avenue and East 12th Street. Local and national Mariachi bands perform on three stages from noon to 10 p.m. as part of the annual Mariachi conference. The performances are free. Call 884-9920 ext. 243 for information.
MARIACHI CONFERENCE. The Bank One International Mariachi Conference continues through Saturday, April 25, and includes educational workshops in mariachi and folklorico dancing, concerts, a Mariachi showcase, parade, art exhibit, the Garibaldi Fiesta and golf tournament. Performers for the Espectacular Concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, include Aida Cuevas, Mariachi America de Jesus Rodriquez Hijar, Mariach los Camperos de Nati Cano, Conjunto Hueyapan, Trio Chicontepec, Conjunto Erandi and Zeferino Nandayapa. Tickets range from $20 to $55, and are available at the TCC box office or Dillard's locations. Call 791-4838 or 791-4266 for tickets and information.
MUSTANG MANIA '98. Holiday Inn Palo Verde. The old Pueblo Mustang Club presents Arizona's First MCA National Show, the fourth annual Mustang Mania from Friday through Sunday, April 24 to 26. Entry registration is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and cars are on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Come down to see Saleen, Shelby, classic and new Mustangs. Call Chuck Schnarr at 749-4146 or Dave Hoverstock 298-5442 for entry forms and information.
MEMORABILIA SHOW. Dillard's wing, El Con Mall. 3601 E. Broadway. The Sports Card and Memorabilia Show is a collectors expo to buy, sell and trade autographs, sports memorabilia and souvenirs, collectibles, figurines and of course, sports cards. The show is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 24 through 26. Admission is free.
TASTE OF TUCSON. El Con Mall. 3601 E. Broadway. The Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is hosting the New Taste of Tucson, a culinary extravaganza featuring foods from some of Tucson's best restaurants including El Parador, Cushing Street Bar & Grill, Anthony's in the Catalinas, Suite 102 and Yuki's Sushi among many fine others, from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 24 and 25. The festival also includes musical performances by Paul Revere and the Raiders on Friday and The grass Roots on Saturday. Tickets are $ 8, children 12 and under free. Discounted tickets will be available at Circle K stores and at the Tucson Chamber of Commerce. Call 792-1212 for information.
WAREHOUSE WALKING TOURS. Hotel Congress Lobby. 311 E. Congress St. The Tucson Arts District Partnership offers tours of the historic downtown warehouse district from 9 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, through May 1998. This guided tour covers a one-mile area, and includes an overview of the area's history, with brief visits to several artists' studios. Reservation by 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to the tour date are requested. Call 624-9977 for information.
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