Tucson Weekly . Volume 12, Number 10 . May 18 - May 24, 1995
[City Week Listings]


Opening This Week

INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Opening May 24 and continuing through June 11: the sequel A...My Name Is Still Alice brings the feminist experience to the stage with all new comedy sketches and music from blues to country, and rock to sentimental standards. Special 2 p.m. performance May 21 will benefit the Tucson AIDS Project. On May 24 there will be an opening night Angel Gala. Tickets range from $10 to $15 and are available at the IT box office. Call 882-9721 for reservations and information.

META THEATRE. Historic Y Theatre. 738 N. Fifth Ave. Opening May 24 and continuing through June 11: Baby With the Bathwater, a zany comedy about the perils of parenthood, by Christopher Durang. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with 2 o'clock Sunday matinees. Tickets are $10, with discounts for seniors and students. Call 882-8446 for reservations and information.

SALOC. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. Opening May 18 and continuing through May 27: 42nd Street, the famed Broadway musical by David Merrick, hits the stage for 10 performances. Tickets range from $14 to $28 and are available at both SALOC ticket offices. Tickets may also be purchased by phone. Call 323-7888 or 884-1212 for reservations and information.

TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART. Cabaret Theatre. 330 S. Scott Ave. May 19 and 20 only: Interiors, a moving retrospective tapestry/self portraiture of life stories and perceptions presented as a solo dance performance by Anne Bunker, accompanied by original music written and performed by Chuck Koesters. Placed in a theatrical setting, these performance vignettes will use poetry, movement, props, music and lights to transport the audience into the artists past. Tickets are $5. Call 744-2375 for reservations.


ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Continuing through May 27: Enchanted Garden, an enchanting poetry event encompassing a day in the world of a child, as performed by children ages 6 through 12. Tickets are $5. Call 790-0844 for 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.

Last Chance

ARIZONA CHILDREN'S THEATRE. El Con Mall. 3601 E. Broadway. 795-9314. Continuing through May 21: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Budelinik, and The Name of That Tree. Show times begin at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5, $4 seniors and $3 children. No reservations needed. Call 795-9314 for more information.

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. Continuing through May 21: The Convicts Return, a one man show featuring Geoff Hoyle, saluting some of the greatest comedians and vaudeville artists of days gone by. Tickets range from $17 to $26 and are available at the ATC box office. Call 622-2823 for information.

BIANCO THEATRE COMPANY. Gaslight Theatre. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing on selected dates through May 23: Stagestruck, the story of a group of neighborhood kids who decide to rent a barn and put on a show, as performed by the Bianco Theatre Company Children's Troupe. Call 886-9428 for ticket information and show times.

TPC GRIDIRON SHOW. TCC Meeting Rooms. 260 S. Church. 791-4838. Continuing through May 20: The 42nd annual Tucson Press Club Gridiron Show, Full Frontal Newt-ity, a production that promises to be a raucous, ribald, rollicking musical revue of the year's news and newsmakers. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $15, $25 for "Hot Seats," available at the TCC box office and Dillard's. Proceeds benefit Tucson Area Literacy Coalition. Call the TCC box office at 791-4838 for more information.


WORKSHOP. Playwright's Workshop Theatre is accepting submissions for the 1995-96 Edge Project. Playwrights, actors and directors are invited to apply. The project will be facilitated by Artistic Director Raymond Shurtz and Gus Edwards, Director of ASU's Multi-Ethnic Theatre Program. Submissions and letters of application are due by June 9. The project begins September 11. Call 1-602-279-5151 for information and submission requirements.

TICKET ALERT. Tickets are currently on sale for UApresents' production of Angels In America, by Tony Kushner. The play is presented in two parts and separate tickets must be purchased for each. Tickets range from $19 to $35 and are available at Centennial Hall box office, Dillard's and the TCC box office, or charge tickets by calling 621-3341.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Noizy Velvet Productions is currently accepting submissions for a Japanese American to serve as co-producer/consultant for a 90 minute feature film about life and experiences coming to America. Send inquiry letter and resume with film production experience to: Noizy Velvet Productions, 3400 E. Speedway, No. 118-147, Tucson, AZ 85716. Deadline for submissions is June 9.

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. Call 229-8231 for more information.

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. Call the TCC box office at 791-4266 for reservations and information

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.


Opening This Week

ECLECTIC GALLERY. 69 E. Pennington. 620-1668. Opening May 20 and continuing through May 31: Works by Beata Wehr, Cindy Tinnes, Martina Thies, Monika Rossa, Robin Riley, Ross Iwamoto, Amanda Hunter and Kelly Massey. An opening reception will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Call for gallery hours.

WILD HORSE RANCH RESORT. 6801 N. Camino Verde. 744-7970. May 21 only: Southwestern art exhibit by artist Francisco T. Norzagaray. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Call for information.


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.

BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Continuing through May 30: Black and White, a study in contrast by artists and artisans in fiber, clay and metal. Galleries are open Monday through Saturday; and Sunday at the Foothills Mall location only. Call 882-7043 for regular gallery hours.

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 June 10: Mimesis, featuring the works of twenty UA printmakers using a variety of print techniques and mediums to represent the artists' skewed perspective of reality. Gallery hours are noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday Nights, and Thursday Art Walks.

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. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536A E. Tanque Verde Road. 722-4412. Continuing through July 2: Our Travels. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Call

722-4412 for more information.

DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through June 3: mixed media including photographs by Alan Huerta, sculpture by Susan Vancas and paintings by Joanne Kerrihard. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

ETHERTON GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through May 27: paintings by Bailey Doogan, painted photographs by Holly Roberts and mixed media sculpture by Randy Spalding. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, with extended hours on Downtown Saturday Nights.

NU-WEST GALLERY. 2526 E. Sixth St. 881-2746. Continuing through May 26: oil and watercolors by Diana Davis, and pottery by John Martin and Denise Tosca. Regular gallery hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 8 p.m. Sundays. Daytime hours by appointment only.

OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza, No. 90, 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Continuing through May 31: Contemporary Jewelry and sculpture by New York artists Talya Baharal and Biba Shultz. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through July 1: Interior Motives, an exhibition dedicated to showing the most recent innovative designs in glass for the home and office. This exhibition features artists from across the country as well as local artists Linda Allyn, Richard Hornby, Konreid Muench, Laura Pesce, and Louie Via. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through May 31: decorative pottery by David McDonald, functional pottery by Jerry Pollari and serigraphs by Donna and Don Jepson-Minyard. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

PUZEY GALLERY. 47 S. Sixth Ave. 884-4522. Continuing through May 31 at the Holiday Inn Downtown City Center, 181 W. Broadway: computer art by Pete McCormick, watercolor by Mort Saul and mixed media by Roy Traver.

RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Continuing through May 31: Recent paintings by Jesse Woods. Hard-edged expressionistic paintings, abstract forms and colors serving as metaphors. 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 June 30 at the Tucson International Airport on the ticketing level, center.

TEMPLE GALLERY. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210. Continuing through May 27: The Early Knight. Paintings and works on paper by Robert Cocke. Cocke's work reflects the polarities of human nature and beguiles the eye with the detail of engineered chaos. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, weekends call 622-2823.

TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through June 5: A History of Tohono Chul Park. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Tohono Chul presents a photographic retrospective of its past. Continuing through July 16: Tucson A-to-Z, an exhibit exploring what makes Tucson unique. 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 June 4: Life in a Boundless Land: The Gaucho Scenes of Juan Manuel Blanes, forty works depicting the social and political environment 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 June 16: The State of the Planet, featuring four artists' views of social concerns as we approach the end of the 20th century. Jody Luther, Laura Godsil, Marlys Kubicek and Christine Dawdy will present media including paintings, collages, monoprint, and sculptures to embody their vision. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, southeast of Speedway and Park Avenue, east of the Fine Arts Complex. Continuing through July 12: Vytas Sakalas: Tranceformations, featuring paintings spanning the past 25 years. There will be a reception with the artist at 5 p.m. Friday, May 19. Continuing through May 31: Impacto Cultural IV: Hispanic Sculptors in Arizona, featuring the work of David Aquirre, Julia Arriola, Michael Cajero, Carlos Encinas, Phillip Estrada, Alex Garza (guest curator), Alfred J. Quiroz and Larry Yanez. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed on Saturdays. Check out the UAMA's online exhibit on the World Wide Web: http://www.arizona.edu/services/museums/museums.html.

WINGSPAN GALLERY. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 624-1779. Continuing through May 31: an exhibit by artist of the month Susan Clark, featuring acrylic and watercolor paintings. Call for gallery hours.

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.

Last Chance

BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through May 20: The Bride of Cheap Camerawork, photography by William Woodroof and Gordon Stettinius. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through May 20: 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.

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.

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.

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. 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.


PHANTOM MURAL PROJECT. Applications are being accepted from all interested artists for three mural site locations in the downtown arts district. Artists must include a preliminary sketch of the proposed mural, statement of theme, resume, and five slides of previous work with corresponding slide list. Deadline for applications is 4 p.m. June 2. Call 624-9977 for specific instructions regarding the application process.

ARTS DISTRICT QUARTERLY. Please send calendar information detailing your upcoming ars/cultural events, concerts, performances, exhibitions, plays, readings, workshops and demonstrations that will take place in the Arts District from June 22 to September 28, 1995. Deadline for submissions is May 22. Send listings to: P.O. Box 3009, Tucson, AZ 85702 or fax to 624-4994. Call

624-9977 for information.

TAD MEETINGS. An art space development workshop will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave. The focus will be on recent projects and problems. The Tucson Arts District annual meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 23.

WOMEN ON-LINE. Tucson artist Syd Clayton-Seeber has joined 375 artists from around the world by exhibiting her works of art on the Internet. The Internet address is: hhtp://www.asu.edu/wwol.

YOUNG ARTISTS NEEDED! Applications are being accepted for jobs in the JTPArts Summer Youth Employment Programs. Call the Hotline at 740-5220.

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 Artists' Cooperative Gallery, 135 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701. Deadline for applications is May 25.

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.


Performances This Week

ACOUSTIC CAFÉ. Southwest Center for Music. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. The Tony Malaby Quartet presents an evening of modern acoustic jazz music at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Tickets are $10, $8 for TJS members, and are available at Hear's Music and SWCM box office. Seating is limited to 60 people.

BERGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. 1200 W. Speedway. 327-4809. The Catalina Chamber Orchestra celebrates spring with two concerts this weekend at 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21. The works of Beethoven, Tschaikovsky, Elgar and Sibelius will be featured. Tickets are $8, $5 for seniors and students, and are available at Jeff's Classical Records, Hear's Music or at the door. Call 327-4809 for more information.

HOT PACHANGA NIGHT. Derechos Humanos, a human rights organization concerned with issues of injustice, discrimination and racism, is hosting Hot Pachanga Night in the Old Pueblo May 21, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. The fundraiser will include salsa music performed by Rafael Moreno and Descarga, as well as Tex-Mex and mariachi music. There will also be food and prizes. Bring an appetite and your dancing zapatos! Advanced tickets are $8, $15 per couple and $5 for students, available at Yoly's Music Shop and Last Wax Records. Door tickets are $10. Call 882-0138 or 882-8221 for information.

PCC CENTER FOR THE ARTS. 2202 W. Anklam Road. The Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Shultz and Schumann at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21. Tickets are $6, $3 for seniors and students. Call 323-7166 for reservations. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

QUEEN IDA REIGNS. St. Philips Plaza's. 4300 N. Campbell Ave. (at River Road). After a two year absence, Queen Ida and the Bon Temps will return to the Old Pueblo May 20, for KXCI's "Houserockin' Dance Party Under The Stars." Opening the show at 8 p.m., with a set of world beat dance music, will be Tucson's own Pulse. Free Cajun and zydeco dance lessons begin at 7:15 p.m. Advance tickets are $20, $15 for KXCI members, available at Hear's Music, Piney Hollow, Loco Records, Goodtime Music, KXCI and all Zip's; or charge by phone at 623-1000. Tickets range from $18 to $23 at the door. Call 623-1000 for more information.

SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Martie van der Voort will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Special guest Sarah Bennett will interpret for the hearing impaired. Advance tickets are $6 and are available at Antigone Books and at the SWCM box office. Tickets are $7 at the door. Call 884-1220 for information.


COURTYARD CONCERTS. The Roman Cavazos Latin Orchestra will perform at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, in the TCC courtyard, 260 S. Church Ave. Performances are free. Food and beverage vendors will have refreshments for sale during the performance. Parking is $2. Call 749-4902 for more information.

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.

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS. It's time for picnic baskets, blankets and romance as Tucson Parks and Recreation presents the Tucson Pops Orchestra under the direction of Charles "Bucky" Steele, performing under the stars May 21, 28 and June 4, 11 and 18 at the Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Broadway and Country Club Road. Performances are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. A free shuttle service will leave from the west entrance of Foley's at El Con Mall, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Concessions will be sold. No glass containers please. Call 791-4873 for information.

MORE MUSIC UNDER THE STARS. Join Laszlo Veres and the Arizona Symphonic Winds May 20, 27 and June 3 and 10 at the outdoor amphitheater in Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. Performances are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. A free shuttle service will be available beginning at 6 p.m. at Catalina Village Shopping Center, one mile east of the park. Concessions will be sold. No glass containers please. Call 791-4873 for information.

SUMMERSET SUITE SERIES. Tucson Museum of Art Plaza. 140 N. Main Ave. The Tucson Jazz Society's Summerset Suite series begins May 21 with a performance by Homero Ceron and Friends, with guest bassist Michael Wilcox and trombonist John Fedchock. Tickets for all performances are $6, $3 for Jazz Society members. Tickets available at the door. Concerts are held rain or shine. Food and beverages for sale by El Charro. Call the Tucson Jazz Society Hotline at 743-3399 for more information.


CALL TO SINGERS. The UA Summer Chorus invites all interested persons to join. Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. beginning June 5, in Room 232 of the UA School of Music. No audition is necessary. Tenors and basses are especially needed. Call 621-9929 for more information.

CELTIC JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Bring your instrument and join this old time jam session from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. Open to the public.

FIND YOUR VOICE. Ongoing classes and individual sessions help you discover your authentic creativity through experiments with voice, sound, movement and play. Call 544-8683 for information.

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.



TFTM DANCE. TFTM presents its third Saturday dance with live old-time music by the TFTM string band and callers from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Armory Park Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. Singles and couples welcome, no experience necessary. Admission is by donation at the door. Call 318-0810 for information.

BALLROOM DANCE. The U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association of Southern Arizona offers a dance on Saturday, May 20, at the Square Dance Center, 613 E. Delano St. Dancers of all levels of skill and proficiency are invited to attend, with beginners especially welcome. No partner is necessary. Introductory and intermediate group classes will be offered at 7 p.m., followed by the dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission is $3, $2 for members. Call 292-9853 for more information.

LATIN DANCE. Dance the night away to the Latin sounds of Rafael Morena and Descarga every Thursday at the Santa Rita Ballroom, 106 S. Sixth Ave. The band plays from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Admission is $3 at the door. Salsa lessons are open from 8 to 9 p.m. for only $1 extra. Enjoy the uncrowded, open environment of the Santa Rita. Call 882-2622 for information.

Special Events

AIDS CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL. Wingspan hosts a Tucson observance of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial and Mobilization, a worldwide event to remember those who have died of AIDS, at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 21, in Armory Park at Sixth Avenue and 12th Street. A candlelight procession will follow, ending in an Interfaith Service of Rememberance and Hope at St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Call 743-4878 for information.

COIN AND STAMP SHOW. The next monthly Southern Arizona Stamp and Collectible Show will be meet May 21 in the Ocotillo Room of the Ramada Inn-Palo Verde, at I-10 and Palo Verde Road. Stamps, coins, sports cards and a variety of collectibles will be featured for show, buy, sell and trade. Free appraisals. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

DESERT MUSEUM GALA. Join in the second annual Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Gala at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at the Museum's Ironwood Gallery and Restaurant. Festivities include dinner, the Museum's Luminaria Awards and live and silent auctions. Proceeds help the Museum continue desert and wildlife preservation and to fulfill its educational mission. Call Linda Pierce at 883-3019 for information and reservations.

DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. Do the day and night downtown on May 20. Enjoy the Downtown Arts District's many galleries, museums, restaurants and special activities, most at little or no cost.

SCIENCE CARNIVAL. 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. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $3, $2 for kids under 13; or $6 for a family pass for four. Call 621-STAR for information.

SEE IT JIGGLE. The Shanti Foundation presents the eighth annual Reno Gannon Memorial Jello Wrestling Extravaganza Sunday, May 21, at Club 2520, 2520 N. Oracle Road. The event is a fundraiser to help the Shanti Foundation maintain services to people living with HIV/AIDS. 21 and over only, ID required. Call 622-7107 for information or to volunteer to help with the event.

SMOKIN' SUNDAY. Join in on an afternoon of entertainment to benefit the musicians and dancers of the Twilight Band from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at the Savoy Opera House at Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Twilight lost over $60,000 worth of musical equipment and costumes in the fire at Old Tucson Studios. Bands scheduled to appear include Rancho Deluxe, Acero, Bill Ganz Western Band, Jazzberry Jam, The Robin Horn Band and The Loren Nickel Big Band. The Street Minstrels, Martha Reed and Howard Wooten, The Classics and Monte Carlo will perform outside on the gazebo. Festivities also include casino-style gambling, sports games, a quick-draw booth, raffle and live auction. Admission is $5, children under 12 free.

SUMMER KICK-OFF. Tucson Parks and Recreation and Connie Chambers Community Services Dept. present the 1995 Summer Kick-Off Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Santa Rosa Center, 1080 S. 10th Ave. Entertainment will include games, crafts, the jumping castle, train rides, carnival games, live entertainment and much more. Admission to the festival is free. Call 791-4873 for information.

TEKAWITHA INDIAN FESTIVAL. The fifth annual Tekawitha Indian Festival gathers from noon to 10 p.m. May 20 and 21 at the Old Pascua Neighborhood Center, 785 W. Sahuaro St. (near Grant and Oracle roads). There will be music and dancing with live bands and DJ's, arts and crafts, games, raffles, food and traditional and contemporary entertainment. Funds raised help provide services to meet the basic needs of approximately 500 Native American families. Call 622-5363 for more information.

WINING RECOMMENDED. Professional wine enthusiast Jon Rogers presents "Wines Without the Mystery," a chance to learn about and taste premium white wines and the grapes from which they're made. Focus is on wines and home dining. Class meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Culinary Concepts, 2930 N. Swan Road, in Plaza Palomino. Cost is $35. Call 321-0968 for information. Another class covering the wine spectrum from cava to cabernet meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at San Francisco Bar and Grill, 3922 N. Oracle Road. Call 292-2233 for reservations.

FARMERS MARKET. Once again, Plaza Palomino, located at the corner of Swan and Fort Lowell roads, has begun its Summer Evening Farmers Market in the courtyard of the Plaza from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday evenings through July 27. Call 795-1177 for more information.

TUCSON PUBLIC MARKET. Every Saturday, rain or shine, this vendor-run market meets at 135 S. Sixth Ave. This is a real farmer's market, with all vendors growing and producing their products. New vendors are welcome. Call 792-2623 for information.

Out of Town

WINE FEST. The Bisbee Wine Festival and Chef's Tour takes place May 20 and 21. Call the Bisbee Chamber of Commerce at 1-520-432-5421 for more information.


COMMEMORATION COALITION. The newly-formed Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration Coalition of Tucson seeks volunteers to plan local events to commemorate the 50th anniversaries of the bombings and the beginning of the nuclear age. The next meeting is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 20, in the Children's area meeting room of the Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Call 297-6987 for information.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS CONVENTION. See your state league in action from Friday noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19 and 20, at Quality Inn, 601 N. Oracle Road. Speaker is Cindy Resnick, with entertainment by political cartoonist Fitz. Convention volunteers are still needed as well. Call 327-7652 for information.

FAMILY RIGHTS. Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Southern Arizona announces a free public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at UMC DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Topics of discussion include: mental health power of attorney, rights to information and involuntary commitment. Call 622-5582 for information.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE. The Mexican-American Unity Council sponsors a free conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Fred Archer Neighborhood Center, 1665 S. La Cholla Blvd., directly south of Cholla High School. Topics include community issues, services to seniors, leadership, cultural/bilingual education, employment and training, and policy and decision making. There is no cost for the seminar, but pre-registration by May 31 is required. Luncheon is $5. Call 624-0865 for information.

PEOPLE'S LAW SCHOOL. This forum is designed to provide the community with a deeper understanding of today's complex legal system, on the following topics: May 18, Do We Need Tort Reform? A View of the McDonald's Coffee Case. Seminars meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in room 146 of the UA College of Law, northwest corner of Mountain Avenue and Speedway. Call 623-8258 for registration and information. Cost is $20, $10 for students.


DEMING READS. Alison Deming will read from published and unpublished works, including her latest book Girls in the Jungle: What Does it Take for a Woman to Survive as an Artist?, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Antigone Books, 600 N. Fourth Ave. Call 792-3715 for information.

BOOKSIGNING. Barnes & Noble. 5480 E. Broadway. Victor Margolis will play live classical music on the keyboard, and will read from his book The Plate Spinner, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Call 745-9822 for information.

POETRY READING. An open poetry reading will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway. All are invited to read original works or those of a favorite poet. Complimentary coffee will be served. Call 745-9822 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.


EARTH SERVICE CORPS. The Lohse Family YMCA offers this environmental education program for young adults grades 6 through 10. Emphasis is on hands-on projects and community service networks, with morning field trips and outside work all summer. Cost is $50 for two weeks. Call 623-5200, ext. 223, for more information.

MUSEUM DAY CAMP. Children ages 7 to 12 can learn about life in the "olden days" by participating in the Arizona Historical Society's Heritage Day Camp. Each week-long session hosts an array of hands-on activities for creating traditional foods and crafts of the many cultures present in Arizona. Call 628-5774 for information on half- and full-day weekly sessions.

YAQUI ETHNOBOTANY WEEK. Tucson Botanical Gardens announces the first of two sessions for children entering grades 4 to 6, focusing on fascinating traditional uses of Sonoran desert plants with Yaqui educator Felipe Molina. Session I meets from 9 a.m. to noon May 22 to 26; session II begins in July. Cost is $57 for non-members. Call the TBG education department at 326-9686 for registration and information on this and other summer programs.

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS. Tucson Public Libraries promise this summer will be a blockbuster for reading with two specialized reading programs: Rocket Readers for grades 6 and under; and a new "Teens Read" program, Chills and Thrills (focusing on books in the horror genre), for grades 7 to 12. Programs run May 18 through the end of July, and offer unique opportunities for students to read for fun while developing a sense of accomplishment. Sign up beginning May 18 at any TPL branch.

SWIMMING AND SPORTS CAMPS. The Ott YMCA, 401 S. Prudence (between Broadway and 22nd Street), offers swimming lessons for boys and girls as young as four months to kids in their teens. There will be four three-week sessions, beginning May 22. Kids ages 6 to 9 will have a variety of sports camps to choose from, including soccer, roller hockey and basketball. Register at the YMCA, or call 885-2317 for information.

SEEK SUMMER PROGRAMS. Registration is now open for Extended University's sixth SEEK (Summer Education and Enrichment for Kids) program, 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, through June 3. Call 624-8632 for registration and information.

Parents' Corner

STEAK OUT WITH SEAN ELLIOT. Tucson Boys & Girls Club invites the public to this fundraising steak and hamburger dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive. Call 623-2543 for information.

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, May 20, 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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Tucson Centers for Women and Children (TCWC) seeks volunteers for multiple services to survivors of domestic violence. As people leave Tucson for the summer months, new volunteers are desperately needed. Call 795-8001 for information. Your involvement makes a difference.

OUR TOWN CLASS. Our Town Family Center offers the following class: Parenting Your School Aged Child, a six-session class Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., May 24 through June 28. Cost is $25 per person, or $40 per couple. To register or for more information, call Kathie or Noreen at 881-0935.

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. Playgroup scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Arthur Pack Park, Thornydale and Overton roads.

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. Upcoming activities include: dances on May 20, and 27. Dances are $6 at the door. Call 622-8120 for 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.

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. 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.



CHESS TOURNAMENT. The U.S. Amateur West Chess Championship comes to Tucson May 27 through 29 at the Holiday Inn Center, 181 W. Broadway. Event is a six round format. Call 323-3944 for information.

GOLF BENEFIT. Painting and Decorating Contractors of America sponsors this golf outing to benefit Tucson Centers for Women and Children. Tournament has a scramble format, with foursomes formed of individual players. Shotgun start is at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Canoa Hills Golf Course. $60 per player includes green fees, cart, prizes and buffet lunch. To make a reservation, send checks payable to Southern Arizona Chapter PDCA, to 4805 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85712. Call 323-7105 for information.

BENEFIT FOR BREWSTER. The third annual Shootout with the Sheriff glow ball golf tournament to benefit the Brewster Center for Victims of Family Violence tees off at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Cliff Valley Golf Course. A hearty western BBQ will be served from 6 to 8 p.m.. The four-person scramble format accomodates golfers of all abilities. Tickets for tournament and dinner are $50; $15 for dinner only. Call 881-7201 for reservations and information.

CALL FOR COACHES. Tucson Pop Warner-Steelers Assocation seeks volunteer cheerleading and football coaches. Must be 21 and able to commit from August to November. Call 544-0171 for cheerleading; or 743-7157 for football after 6 p.m.


TORO! They're baaack. Tuesday, May 23, is Family Fiesta Night, Boy Scout Night and a Salvation Army fundraiser, all rolled into one exciting game as the Toros take on Las Vegas. Game time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $3 in advance from all Tucson Salvation Army centers. Call 325-2621 for information.


SABINO CANYON RUINS TOUR. Due to the overwhelming response, an "overfolw" tour of the canyon ruins is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27. Reserved tickets must be obtained at least 24 hours in advance from Old Pueblo Archaeology's office, 1000 E. Fort Lowell Road. Call 798-1201 to make sure office is open. The tour is free, but a $2 donation is suggested.

MUNICIPAL POOL SCHEDULE. Fort Lowell Pool, Craycroft Road and Glenn Street, has reopened. Spring pool hours for recreation and lap swim are 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Udall Pool, Archer Pool and Sunnyside Pool are open year-round for recreation and lap swim. Catalina Pool, Dodge Boulevard and Pima Street, is scheduled to reopen by May 17 for the summer. Opening day pool hours are noon to 6 p.m. All pools, except those normally closed on Monday, will be open noon to 6 p.m. Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Archer Pool users are encouraged to call 791-5388 for complete information on construction scheduled for that pool.

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.

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 740-3340.

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.


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: May 24, A Walk Through the Vegetable Trial Garden; and May 31, Summer Mulches Keep the Soil Cool. Call 628-5628 for information.

TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Learn about landscaping with cacti from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20. Botanical Illustration meets from 1 to 4 p.m. May 21 and 28, with upcoming classes June 4 and 11. A free session on the design and installation of irrigation systems is offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, with a plant selection and design seminar following from 1 to 3 p.m. Other special summer events include a full moon hike from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 11; and a Saguaro Harvest from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 21. Call for costs of the above programs. 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. 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 May meeting will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 21. Call 883-0377 for location and information. 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.

Best Bets

BOOKS: Emblems of Mind by Edward Rothstein. There is a widely-held fascination among scientists and philosophers on the relationship between math and music. The links between the two are everywhere. Why, there's "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" by Meat Loaf, and "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago, and the intriguing double-math of "One" by Three Dog Night. But seriously folks, this book explores the clear and deep relationship between the two fields, one aesthetic and subjective, the other the absolute base of pure logic. Rothstein uses elegant language and solid higher math to bridge the two disciplines in a most entertaining manner.

MAGAZINES: "In Defense of Prejudice" by Jonathan Rauch in the May 1995 issue of Harper's. Written well (and well-written) before the Oklahoma City bombing and its spinoff debate on the merits of curtailing hateful speech, this article looks at the growing movement to stifle speech in America, its unlikely origin on the Left and its chilling (and often ludicrous) results. "The war on prejudice is now, in all likelihood, the most uncontroversial social movement in America," Rauch begins his essay, then goes on to point out in clear terms why the sub-war on speech is not well thought out and is counterproductive to the movement and America itself.

MUSIC: Cheatin' Heart Attack by Dale Watson. Look, I'm no country music fan, and if I were, I'd be pukin' at all the slick hat and long hair acts that dot the country landscape these days. Just like Mary Chapin Carpenter, I'll take Dwight Yoakam and Lyle Lovett and you can have all the rest. Until now. Dale Watson is the real thing, a throwback country growler who was obviously deeply influenced by Waylon Jennings and Buck Owens. This album jumps around a lot from Texas swing to waltz to tear-jerker, but it's all in the confines of traditional country, with no nod to pop. Like Watson sings in "Nashville Rash": "I'm too country now for country, just like Johnny Cash."

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