Events This Week

Listings ARIZONA FOLKLORE PRESERVE. 44 Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford. 1 (520) 378-6165. Visit the Arizona Folklore Preserve, where "Arizona's Official Balladeer" Dolan Ellis performs with special guest Dee Strickland Johnson at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26. Seating is very limited and reservations are required. Call 1-520-378-6165 for reservations and information.

BIG BRASS. Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 2331 E. Adams. The Heavy Metal Brass Quintet is in concert with organist Justin Henry Rubin at 8 p.m. Friday, April 24. The performance includes pieces by Richard Strauss, Victor Ewald, Joseph Reinberger and Mathis Weckman, and the premiere of Responsory for Psalm 13 by Justin Rubin. Admission is $6. Call 327-6857 for information.

BLAZER QUINTET. St. Philip's In The Hills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Local woodwind ensemble The Blazer Quintet perform a program of French and American literature at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 318-1567 for information.

CLASSICAL GUITAR RECITAL. CFA Proscenium Theater. 2202 W. Anklam Road. The classical guitarist James Hunley returns with his refreshing approach to classical guitar performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25. Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors, $4 for students, available at the CFA box office and at the door. Call 206-6988 for information.

EAT TO THE BEAT. UA Mall Stage. Sit outside and enjoy your lunch to acid jazz and hip hop grooves: The ASUA presents Groovebox at noon Friday, April 24. The performance is free. Call 621-1111 for information.

JAZZ AT THE INSTITUTE. Mat Bevel Institute. 530 N. Stone Ave. Improvisational/avant garde jazz ensemble the Gerry Hemingway Quartet performs 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Tickers are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, available at Last Wax Records and CD Depot. Call 621-7355 for information.

JAZZ AT PIMA. CFA Proscenium Theater. 2202 W. Anklam Road. The PCC Jazz Improv Combos performs a collage of jazz music at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 27. Tickets are $4, $3 for students and seniors, available at the CFA box office, the PCC WC cashier and at the door. Call 206-6988 for information.

PIMA OPERA. Recital Hall. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Pima Opera returns at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, with the Opera and Theatre Music Revue, a series of musical vignettes consisting of scenes from Fiddler on the Roof, The Merry Widow, Don Giovanni, Les Miserables, The sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, and others. Tickets are $5, $4 for students and seniors, available at the CFA box office, the PCC WC cashier and at the door. Call 206-6988 for information.

PLAZA SUITE SPRING SERIES. St. Philip's Plaza. 4380 N. Campbell Ave. The Tucson Jazz Society Plaza Suite Series continues from 5 to 8 p.m. each Sunday in April, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays in May. This week's performance is by local Latin jazz ensemble Típica Adelante. Call the Jazz Hotline at 743-3399 for recorded information.

SPRING ZYDECO. Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. UA Presents and KXCI present Queen Ida with D.L. Menard and the Louisiana Aces in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25. Tickets are $24, $19 and $15 with discounts for UA faculty, staff and students with ID, KXCI members, UApresents subscribers, Wild Card holders and children under 18. Call 621-3341 for tickets and information. Tickets are also available at all Dillard's outlets, the Centennial box office and the TCC box office. Contact Paula Bluemer at 612-8825 for group ticketing information.

STEPHEN PAULUS. UA Music Building. Room 146. At the south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Ave. As part of the UA Visiting Composer Series Stephen Paulus, one of America's most prolific and accomplished composers, discusses his music at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30. The event is free. Call MusiCall 621-2998 for information.

UA FACULTY SERIES. UA Holsclaw Recital Hall, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway Boulevard east of Park Avenue. The UA Faculty Artist Series continues with performances by Christine Vivona, harp, at 2:30 p.m.; and Lindabeth Binkley, oboe, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26. Join the pre-performance "Concert Talk" at 1:45 p.m. in Music Room 162. Tickets for both performances are $10 general, $8 for UA faculty and staff, $5 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts box office, 621-1162. Call MusiCall at 621-2998 for recorded information.

UA OPERA. UA Crowder Hall, on the southeast corner of Speedway and Park Avenue. The UA Opera performs The Marriage of Figaro at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, April 30 through May 2, and a 3 o'clock Sunday matinee May 3. Tickets are $12, $10 UA employees and $6 for seniors/students. Call the Fine Arts box office at 621-1162 for tickets and information.


AUDITIONS. Chorus Hall. 5770 E. Pima Street. The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is holding auditions for boys ages 8 through 11 at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25. Prepared material and previous experience are not required. Audition participants receive free tickets to the Boys Chorus Pops Concert on May 3 at TCC Music Hall. Call 296-6277 for information.

FOOTHILLS WOMEN'S CHORUS. A group of women who love to sing, no auditions required, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays in the Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road. Spring programs include Broadway tunes, pop music and old favorites, performed in front of various organizations and retirement communities. For more information, call 888-1737 or 299-1449.

GOODTIME SINGERS AUDITIONS. 3670 N. Stone Ave. The Tucson Goodtime Singers are holding auditions for women's four-part harmony at 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday in April and May. Call 790-1813 for information.

TUNE CATCHERS. The Tune Catchers, an a cappella women's chorus, meets at 7 p.m. Mondays in the music room of the Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, 710 S. Kolb Road. New members are welcome. Call 325-0655 for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association, a volunteer and non-profit association, seeks volunteers to help produce the 13th annual Tucson Folk Festival, scheduled May 2 and 3 in El Presidio Park, downtown. Prospective volunteers should attend organizational meetings at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, until April 28. Specific help is needed on newsletter production, membership and grant coordination. Call 749-9970, or email, for information. TW

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