Events This Week

ARTISTS ON ICE. The Screening Room. 127 E. Congress St. 622-2262. Artists on Ice, an air-conditioned showcase of Tucson's most talented emerging poets, musicians, filmmakers, and others, meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. This power-packed evening of non-stop entertainment is free, with donations gratefully accepted. Call 622-2262 for information.

Listings BEER CHEER. Pima Air and Space Museum. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-0462. Taste some of the latest and greatest brews around at the Arizona Aerospace Foundation's Flight Line Beer Tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 28. Delicious food and drink will be available from more than 20 brewers and restaurants. Proceeds benefit the building of the Challenger Learning Center for Space Science Education, an exciting hands-on space-based math and science experience set to reach 12,000 southern Arizona children each year. Advance tickets are $25, available at Plaza Liquors, Rumrunner, The Shanty, and The Pima Air and Space Museum. Admission at the door is $35. Call 574-0462 for information.

GAY WEST. Old Tucson Studios. 201 S. Kinney Road. 883-0100. Celebrate Gay Pride Week from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 28, as Old Tucson Studios presents Gay West. This family-friendly event features park shows, rides and attractions, a country-western dance under the stars, a performance by Desert Voices, a cowboy cookout, and much more. On exhibit will be the 100 Families/One Family photo-documentary, exploring the diversity and redefinition of family through pictures and photo captions. Advance tickets are $10, $8 for kids ages 4 through 12; $12 and $10 at the gate. Call 883-0100 for tickets and information.

LIVE LASERS. The University of Arizona's Flandrau Science Center presents a planetarium show of a different color with live music by local band Mood Indigo, at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 3. Playing songs from their new CD, as well as classic rock covers, Mood Indigo will accompany the sights and lights of the live laser show. Tickets are $8 at the door. Call 621-STAR for reservations and information.

TUCSON TONIGHT SHOW. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4875. Tucson Clean & Beautiful presents the annual awards program The Tucson Tonight Show at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28. This special comedy performance honors and recognizes Clean & Beautiful's many local volunteers and supporters. Admission is free. Call 791-3109 for information.

VIDEO TENSIONS. UA Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Building, northeast corner of Mountain Avenue and Speedway. VideoTENSIONS presents VideoQUEER; in celebration of Gay Pride Week, this special screening will highlight videos by, for, and about gays and lesbians. The screening and discussion are free. Call 621-7352 for information on this and future screenings. TW

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