a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Continuing through July 9: Down The Road, the chilling, vivid portrayal of a husband and wife journalist team who take an assignment to write the biography of a serial killer, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lee Blessing. Performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday with 3 o'clock Sunday matinees. Tickets are $9, $7 for seniors, students with ID and artists. Call 623-7852 for reservations.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Continuing through July 22: I'm Like Me, based on the self-empowering poetry of Sweden's renowned author, Siv Widerberg, as performed by children ages 6 to 15 years. Performances begin at 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, with 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. matinees also on Saturday. Tickets are $4, $2 children. Call 790-0844 for reservations and information.
BORDERLANDS THEATER. PCC Center for the Arts Black Box Theater. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Continuing through July 16: The True History of Coca-Cola In Mexico, a spirited satirical comedy. Showtime is 8 p.m., with an $8 preview performance June 29. Regular performance tickets range from $6 to $10 and are available at the PCC West cashier's office, Antigone Books and Jeff's Classical Records. Call Borderlands' ticket line at 882-7406 for reservations and information.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through August 19: Space Trek: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone! Hurtle through the galaxy with Capt. James P. Trek and the crew of the Starship Entrepreneur as they battle evil. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 seniors/students/ active military, $6 children under 12. Call 886-9428 for reservations and information.
COMMUNITY THEATRE: Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performing Center, south of Broadway on Country Club Road. Continuing through July 2: William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, a witty story about the farcical antics of a corpulent knight and his band of ne'r-do-wells. Admission is free and open to the public. Picnics and lawn chairs are welcome. Call 791-4663 for information.
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WYATT EARP. Schieffelin Hall. Fremont and Fourth Street, Tombstone, AZ. Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2 only: The Last Knight, featuring Mark F. McPherson as Wyatt Earp, tells the true story of Earp's life and career in the great American West. Showtime is 7 p.m. There will be a gala celebration at the Bella Union Opera House following the July 1 performance. Tickets are $15, available at the Tombstone Chamber of Commerce, The Rose Tree Museum and at the door. Call (520) 457-9317 for information.
WORKSHOP. Desert Players Community Theatre sponsors Play Creation/Writing, an eight week course focusing on creating an original one act play to be presented as a readers theatre performance. Class meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, July 10 through August 28. Cost is $48 for non-members, $32 for Desert Players members. Call Barbara Zimmerman at 744-2944 for registration and information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Youth Theatre, 5526 E. 22nd St., announces open auditions for Flights of Fancy, an imaginative production based on individual stories created by members of the cast, from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4. Performers ages 4 through adult are welcome. No salary. Call 790-0844 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. 3,400 Miles Off Broadway announces open auditions for persons age 8 through 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road. The August production is called A Piece About Peace. No experience is necessary. Prepare a memorized monologue, poem or story. Professionalism and creativity will be stressed. Rehearsals run from 7 to 9 p.m. July 11 through August 8. Call Jenny Simon at 326-7248 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway, announces auditions for its fall production of Phantom of the Opera at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 12. Roles are available for 5 men and 3 women. Please bring 16 bars of prepared music; an accompanist will be provided. No personal accompanists, pre-recorded tapes, or self-accompanied songs. Scripts will be on hand and readings will be expected. Call 886-9428 for information.
ACTING WORKSHOP. Kathryn Kellner will conduct an acting workshop for the working actor from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 14, and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at 1010 N. Seventh Ave. The workshop will focus on breath work, physical and vocal work and various types of texts and performance. Confirmation is required by July 10, with a $20 non-refundable deposit. Total cost is $55 with space limited to ten participants. Send confirmation and deposit to: Kathryn Kellner, Kellner Studio, 3736 N. Jackson, Tucson, AZ 85719. Call 881-4734 for information.
CALL TO PLAYWRIGHTS. Call for new full-length English-language plays, experimental or naturalistic, with simple sets and small cast. Submission deadline is October 1, 1995. Winners will be notified in December. Scripts will not be returned. Send submissions and $15 entry fee to: Arizona International Theatre Festival, P.O. Box 36493, Tucson, AZ 85740-6493.
Opening This Week
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Opening July 1 and continuing through July 27: Celebrating 45 Years of Excellence! continues with works by Arizona ceramic artists including Al Potter, Marcy Wrenn and George Tamkins. The Foothills Mall location is open Monday through Sunday; and the Congress Street gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday. Call 882-7043 for regular gallery hours.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Opening June 29 and continuing through July 27: The Poetry Gallery at Bero. Bero takes a break from photography to present visual poetry. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 29, and informal readings from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, by Jami Macarty, Karen Falkenstrom and Dennis Preito. Summer gallery hours are by appointment, Thursday night Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Nights.
ECLECTIC GALLERY. 69 E. Pennington St. 620-1668. Opening July 1 and continuing through July 31: photography by Amey Broeker, Fred Bustamante, John Christiansen, Brad Eastburn, Amanda Hunter, Greg Houston, Alan Maertz, Joseph A. Rheaume, John Wellbeloved and William A. Wiggins III. There will be an artists reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 1.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Opening July 5 and continuing through July 29: La Vida y Muerte, a one-man exhibition by Tucson muralist David Tineo, featuring recent paintings and mural installations. Also showing are works by Yolanda Gonzalez, Anita Miranda Holguin, Artemio Rodriguez, Israel Rodriguez and Tony de Carlo. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Downtown Saturday Nights or by appointment.
Center for Creative Photography. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. Continuing through September 10: Arthur Tress: The Wurlitzer Trilogy. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
CENTRO CULTURAL DE LAS AMERICAS. Holiday Inn City Center, Main Lobby, 181 W. Broadway. Continuing through September 30: Paintings and sculptures featuring the work of 50 Tucson Hispanic artists. There will be an opening reception at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 1. Call 624-8995 for information.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through July 22: Tucson Collection '95--Part I, the third annual small works invitational. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through July 8: Sixth Biennial Seven-State Juried Exhibition, an exhibit of 42 artists from western states with submissions ranging from sculpture and photography to video. Also featured will be the work of local photographer Christine Crescenzi. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
LA MARIPOSA GALLERY. 1501 N. Houghton Road. 886-2860. Continuing through July 13: Eye Aerobics, a mixed media show featuring works by Vicki Schwaninger, Maxine Hale, Deanna Thibault, Pat Harris-Murray, Grace Calderon, Molly Romo, Carmen Williams, Connie Dragoo, Lea Teague, Terry Leach, James Palka, Marcella Rung, Pat Hanzel, Hazel Dixon, Syd Clayton-Seeber and Margueritte. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Continuing through August 26: altered monoprints by Marc Moss, depicting life in the Tucson barrios; ceramics by Doug Schuneman; mixed media works by Elizabeth Frank; and clay creations by Michael Corney and Juilianne Harvey. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through July 31: colored pencil drawings by Sandi Pageau, treenware by Garry Loucks and Janice Fischer and decorative glassware by Phil Kindler.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY EAST. 6538 E. Tanque Verde Road, No. 160. 298-5995. Continuing through July 31: Colorful, whimsical indoor and outdoor sculptures by Who's On First Creations. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
REVERSE GLASS PAINTING EXHIBIT. Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. 791-4393. Continuing through July 15: reverse glass paintings by Tucson artist Janet K. Miller, drawn from visions inspired from living in West Africa and the lives of Saints.
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.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through July 17: the works of papermaking artist Barbara Kennedy. 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; and 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 August 20: 1995 Arizona Biennial, featuring 64 Arizona artists with a total of 91 works of art in all media. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, southeast of Speedway and Park Avenue. Continuing through July 12: Vytas Sakalas: Tranceformations, a survey of 25 years of the local artists' paintings. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed on Saturdays and University holidays. Admission is free. Check out the UAMA's online exhibit on the World Wide Web: http://www.arizona.edu/services/museums/museums.html.
ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Continuing through July 5: Touchable Sculpture: Lifecasts by Willa Shalit and Dean Ericson. This exhibit consists of 74 highly detailed lifecast sculptures that visitors can explore with their hands. Included are sculptures of Richard Burton, Dalai Lama, Clint Eastwood, George Bush and Stevie Wonder. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
ART FORMS GALLERY. 137 E. Congress St. 628-7744. Continuing through July 2: Into The Fire, an invitational clay show with Southern Arizona clay artists Gary Benna, Dianne Ferris, Gayle Heney, Ann Hoff, Betsy Kelly, Ann Penton, Sharon Ann Porter, Curt Rieger, Carol Tufts, Jessie Wetzel and Marcy Wrenn. Gallery is open Downtown Saturday Nights, Thursday Art Walks and by appointment. Call 881-0129 for appointments.
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 and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 722-4412 for more information.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through June 29: painting and drawings by Rudolph Nadler and intaglio prints by Garth Wallrich. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through July 1: Estrada Extravaganza, a one man show featuring works by Bisbee folk-artist Phillip Estrada, including recent works from his "Doll Series," paintings, mixed media and installation. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through June 30: Big Summer Show, a multi-media exhibition featuring painting and sculpture by Charles Ulrich, photo-clothing by Marlo Marrero, lighting assemblage by Jeff Robins, monoprints by Marc Moss, cyanotypes by Tim Brigham and paintings by Jessica McVey. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through July 1: Interior Motives, an exhibition showing the most recent innovative designs in glass, with national and local featured artists, including Linda Allyn, Richard Hornby, Konreid Muench, Laura Pesce and Louie Via. Gallery will be closed July 24 through July 31. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Continuing through June 30: recent wood cut prints by Doug Weber. Regular gallery hours are 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday Nights and Thursday Art Walks.
ART WALK. This monthly self-guided tour of downtown art spaces happens from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29. Experience Tucson's art scene and get some exercise at the same time. Call 624-9977 for information and a listing of participating galleries.
ARIZONA ARTISTS AROUND. Broadway Stores, Inc. has created a community program designed to showcase local talent by presenting artwork in the Broadway stores throughout Arizona. Artists will donate 25 percent of the proceeds from each piece of artwork sold to Free Arts For Abused Children of Arizona, a local organization providing art therapy for abused children. Local artist, Evamaria Lugo is currently showing paintings at the Park Mall store through the end of August.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. VideoTENSIONS' VideoLOCAL showcase seeks local videomakers, especially those who focus on social and/or political issues, to submit originally produced video. All entries must be submitted in VHS format only, 25 minutes or less in length and any genre, including narrative, documentary, animation or experimental work. Include your name, address, telephone number, tape synopsis with length and year completed and an artist's bio as well as the artist's name and title on the cassette. Mail submissions to: VideoTENSIONS, c/o Vikki Dempsey, P.O. Box 454, Tucson, AZ 85702. Deadline is July 21. Call 621-7352 for information.
CALL FOR ARTISTS. Arizona and visiting artists are invited to participate in the Second Annual Fine Art From Junque Show, September 2 and 3 at Park Mall Center Court. Art may be freestanding or wall mounted, no more than 5 feet tall and up to 40 pounds. At least 75 percent of the art piece must be made with found or recycled materials. Only gallery quality work will be considered. For a prospectus, send SASE to: Syd Clayton-Seeber, 6921 E. Hawthorne St., Tucson, AZ 85710. Call 886-2860 for information.
ACCEPTING ENTRIES. Tohono Chul Park Gallery is accepting entries for a juried exhibition of miniature and doll quilts made by Arizona residents for an exhibition opening December 14. Quilts must be no larger than 24 inches in width or height. Both traditional and contemporary quilts made since 1990 are eligible. Entries are due November 8. For a prospectus and entry form, send SASE to: Peggy Hazard, Assistant Exhibit Curator, Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704. Call 742-6455 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Central Arts Collective, 188 E. Broadway, seeks entries for its juried exhibition titled Radical Belief: Art as Enlightenment? Art as Propaganda?, scheduled for the month of September. Open to artists of all media in AZ, CA, CO, NM and UT. Entries must be postmarked by July 28. For prospectus, send SASE to: Central Arts Collective, 188 E. Broadway, Tucson AZ 85701. Call 623-5883 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. The City of Tucson requests written proposals from collaborative design teams to provide professional consultant services for the planning, programming and conceptual design of pedestrian improvements in the downtown Tucson business and arts district. $65,000 will be awarded to the selected team. Eligible collaborative design teams shall consist of a landscape architect and/or urban design specialist, a registered civil engineer and a public artist planner. Contact Keith Walzak at the Department of Transportation, Planning Div. (791-4372), or David Hoyt Johnson at the Tucson/Pima Arts Council (624-0595, ext. 15). Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, July 20.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. The Subway Gallery in Bisbee seeks Arizona artists working in photography or photographic mixed media for its second juried exhibition titled Photo Occurrence Two, opening August 12. Entry fee is $15 for two submittals. Submittals are due by July 31 and can be delivered between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m., Friday through Sunday, to the Subway Gallery, 43 Brewery Gulch, Bisbee. Mail to: Judy Anderson, 611 Hoatson, Bisbee, AZ 85603. Call (520) 432-3813 for information.
SAVE NEA. Help save the future of the National Endowment for the Arts by letting your voice be heard. Call (900) 370-9000 and voice your opposition to proposed cuts. For $1.99 per minute your message will be sent to your representative as well as both senators.
PEACE CRANE. Bring your junk mail to recycle into a thousand origami paper cranes for a Peace Project to commemorate victims of the 50th anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Join the fold from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday nights through July 13, at the Open House Gallery, 3558 E. Pima St. This project is free and open to the public, beginners welcome. Call 318-3775 for information.
Performances This Week
BAGPIPE CELEBRATION. Join the Seven Pipers Society for their annual July 4 celebration concert featuring bagpipes, vocalists and Scottish and Highland dancers at noon Tuesday, July 4, at El Con Mall, 3601 E. Broadway. The Seven Pipers Society and Scottish Society of Tucson work to preserve the ethnic dances and music of their heritage. The concert is free and open to the public. Call 798-6980 for 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.
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JAZZ/R&B FEST. The first annual Arizona Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival happens June 30 through July 2 in Foxglenn Park, Flagstaff, AZ, with selected performances in downtown Flagstaff clubs. Groups scheduled to perform include; Arturo Sandoval, Ellis Marsalis, Koko Taylor, Limbs Akimbo, Luther Johnson, Sister Sledge, Hiroshima and many others. Advance tickets are $35 for a daily pass, with discounts for seniors and students, and are available at all Dillard's ticket offices. Call (800) 520-1646 or (602) 779-1231 for information.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets are currently on sale for Alan Parsons and special guests, Kansas, scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at the TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Advance tickets are $22.50 and $27.50 and are available at the TCC box office and all Dillard's, or charge by phone by calling 791-4266 or (800) 638-4253.
CLASSICAL GUITAR. The UA Extended University offers beginning classical guitar classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, through July 31, at the UA Music Building. Class will focus on rudimentary music reading, technique, chords and basic accompaniment styles. Class size is limited. Call 621-8632 for registration and information.
SUMMER BAND. Beginning and intermediate band classes are currently being offered on Wednesday and Thursday nights through July at the Desert Dove Christian Church, 6163 S. Midvale Park Road. Students may enter the classes at any time. Call Judith Richardson at 888-3352 for class fees and enrollment.
DRUM/SHEKERE CLASS. Learn the rhythms of Guinea, Senegal and Nigeria along with some history, ethics and folklore of West Africa from noon to 1:15 p.m. Saturdays, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Fee is $5, $3 for youths/students. Call 291-7368 for information.
CELTIC JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Due to the July 4 holiday, this week's Celtic jam will not be held. Join in from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, for a bluegrass jam.
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 first Saturday contra and square dance with live music by the Flying Fingers String Band from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at the First Congregational Church, 824 N. Second Ave. Singles and couples welcome, no experience necessary. Admission is $4, $3 for TFTM members. Call 318-0810 for information.
BALLROOM DANCE. The United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USABDA) of Southern Arizona will hold a dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 30, at the Elk's Lodge, 2404 E. River Road. Dancers of all skills are invited, no partner necessary. Introductory and intermediate group classes will be offered at 7 p.m. Donation is $3 for members, $4 for non-members. Call 292-9853 for information.
AFRO-DANCE CLASS. Get an excellent workout and learn the traditional steps of West African, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian dance as taught by world class dancer, Denise Hawthorn Bey. Classes meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Fee is $7, $5 for students. Sunday dance performance workshop at 1 p.m. A $1 donation is requested. Call 291-7368 for information.
LATIN DANCE. Dance the night away to the Latin sounds of Rafael Moreno 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., for a $3 cover at the door. Salsa lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. for only $1 extra. Enjoy the uncrowded, open environment of the Santa Rita. Call 882-2622 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 leftist of left feet in line or partnered up for a two-step, cha-cha or Desperado Wrap.
MODERN DANCE. Orts dancer Nanette Robinson offers ongoing classes from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, at the Southwest Center for the Arts, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Instruction combines Skinner Releasing, Tai Chi and Yoga. No previous dance experience is necessary. Call 887-1603 for more information.
MODERN DANCE WORKSHOP. Former J. Parker Copley Company dancer, Lucia Zeffirelli, teaches intermediate/advanced Copley/Limón based dance classes every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Also ongoing are the slow/intermediate floor barre/modern classes meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. All classes are held at Ortspace, 930 N. Stone Ave. Cost is $7.50 per class, or $20 for four classes. Call 882-0195 for information.
GOLDEN AGERS DANCING. Eagles Club. 1530 N. Stone Ave. Dance 'til you drop every Friday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. to the music of Mr. Smooth. $1.50 donation at the door. For information call Vickie Pearl, 888-7450.
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.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT. Experience art and culture like never before as you enjoy exciting performances, self-guided historic and art tours and exotic foods from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 1, with Tucson Arts District's Downtown Saturday Night celebration. Evening events include performances by The Tragidiots in Arizona Alley, a parade and sunset performance with Gecko Feats' Anne Bunker and Chuck Koesters at Armory Park, and the jazz and blues sounds of Desert Wing at the Ronstadt Transit Center. Very Special Arts Arizona (722-3128) will hold a raffle for limited-edition signed lithographs by Zoltan Szabo. Call 624-9977 for other events and information.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION. Downtown Tucson comes alive for its annual Fourth of July celebration with activities for the whole family both inside and outside the TCC complex, 260 S. Church Ave. The event kicks off with a pre-holiday concert at 7 p.m. Monday, July 3, featuring Diamond Rio with Steve Wariner and Scotty Freel & Lickety Split. Events on Tuesday, July 4, include: a basketball clinic from 8 to 10 a.m., followed by a three-on-three tournament (call 791-2549 to sign up); Marana Skydivers, fly-bys from Davis Monthan AFB; and an exposition by the Tucson Pops. Alvin and The Chipmunks will be at the TCC Music Hall, with other children's entertainment including face painting, clowns, rides and a visit from Barney. Fireworks start at approximately 8:30 p.m. Call the July 4th info-line at 791-2549 for more information.
SPORTSPARK PICNIC. The town of Marana is sponsoring a Family Fun Day and Fireworks Show Tuesday, July 4, at Sportspark, located on the frontage road on the west side of I-10 just south of Ina Road. This old fashioned celebration includes tug-of-war, sack races, face painting, carnival games, hayrides, Bar-B-Que and live music. All activities are 50 cents or less. At dusk, the Marana Skydivers present a special show to kick-off a grand fireworks display. Admission is $2.50, children under 8 are free, with $1 redeemable for food and drink purchases. All cars must have a parking pass, which is available for free at either Sportspark or the Marana Town Hall. No vehicles will be admitted without a parking pass. No outside food, beverages or coolers are allowed in the park. Call Sportspark at 744-9496 for information.
CLASS REUNIONS. The following class reunions are in the making: Cholla High Class of 1975 (call 617-7700); Amphi High School class of 1985, for a 10 year reunion to be held August 5; Flowing Wells High School class of 1975, for a 20 year reunion September 2 at Hotel Park Tucson; and Palo Verde High School class of 1975. Call Taylor Reunion Services as 1-800-677-7800 to update addresses and phone numbers.
FARMERS MARKET. A summer evening farmers market meets from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through July in the courtyard of Plaza Palomino, corner of Swan and Fort Lowell roads. The market features Tucson-area produce, products and art from local vendors. 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.
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NATIVE AMERICAN OUTDOOR MARKET. Escape to the cool pines of Flagstaff and celebrate the culture and art of Native Americans at the 15th annual Festival of Native American Arts outdoor market, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, at the Coconino Center For The Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff. The market showcases Native American living cultures with art and craft demonstrations, traditional dancing, foods and premiere artists and artisans from the Southwest. Admission is free and open to the public. Call (520) 779-6921 for information.
NEW CAMPUS DISCUSSION. An open house information meeting to gather feedback on a proposed downtown site for the new campus in Pima County meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the El Rio Neighborhood Center, 1390 W. Speedway. The meeting provides an opportunity for residents, business operators, community leaders and others to discuss the proposal to locate a new four-year college at Rio Nuevo-South, a 44-acre parcel of land located south of West Congress Street and west of the Santa Cruz River. Dr. Celestino Fernandez, Executive V.P. and Provost of the new campus, and City of Tucson staff will be in attendance. Public comments will be forwarded to the mayor and city council.
UA VISITING WRITERS. The visiting writers' series Arts of the Contact Zone continues with a presentation and reading by author Demetria Martinez at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at the UA Modern Languages Building auditorium. Martinez is a Tucsonan, journalist and author of Mother Tongue. Much of her work addresses the plight of Salvadoran immigrants. Call 621-3093 for information and upcoming guests.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. EPS Publishing is accepting general poetry for its upcoming 1996 winter book project entitled Reflections of Life. Send one or two original poems of 24 lines or less on any subject to: EPS Publishing Company, 19116 Tillman Road, Long Beach, MS 39560. Deadline is December 31, 1995. Submissions will not be returned.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Messages From The Heart, a quarterly journal dedicated to the art of letter writing, is accepting submissions. Send passionate letters (historical or contemporary), journal entries, poems, comments or drawings that deal with letter writing to: P.O. Box 64840, Tucson, AZ 85728. Include $.55 postage and a copy of the journal will be sent you. Call 577-0588 for information.
FICTION CONTEST. The Western Fiction Contest is accepting previously unpublished contemporary short stories by new writers who challenge Western American mythology. 5000 word maximum. Prizes and publications will be awarded. Submissions must be postmarked by July 15. Send a SASE and reading fee of $10 per story to: The Redneck Review of Literature, Fiction Contest, 1556 S. Second Ave., Pocatello, ID 83204.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Literacy Volunteers of Pima County is looking for presenters for the Tutoring Young Readers Workshop June 27 and 29. Call 797-7530 for information.
DESERT MUSEUM CAMPOUT. Children ages 8 to 10 can explore the important ties between the animals that hunt and those that are hunted in a special class offered from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday, July 5 and 6, at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 S. Kinney Road. Call 883-2702 for information.
PRESCHOOL MUSIC. Music classes for newborns through children age 5 are offered at 3 p.m. Wednesdays, at Desert Dove Christian Church, 6163 Midvale Park Road. Classes feature music, rhythm and movement as well as interactive musical experiences between children and their parents. Call 888-3352 for information and enrollment.
LIBRARY ACTIVITIES. Tucson/Pima Libraries offer fun-filled activities for toddlers to teens. Activities this week include: 10 a.m. Friday, June 30, Marine Mammals, at the Sam Lena-South Tucson Library, 1607 S. Sixth Ave. (791-4791); 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, Southwest Brass, music and slides from outerspace with funny robot tour guides at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road (791-4627); and 2 p.m. Thursday, July 6, Global Village Musical Story Theater with Will Clipman, at Himmel Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. (791-4397).
STAR SEARCHING. The Flandrau Science Center, located on the UA mall, presents Touch the Stars from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. The show uses music, cartoons, stars and special effects to show kids how to explore the night sky. An activity book is included with the show. Call 621-4515 for information.
OUR TOWN CENTER. Our Town Family Center, 3833 E. Second St., offers the following self-help class for parents: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5 and 12, Family Rules and Consequences for Breaking and Keeping Them. Cost is $10 per parent. Registration is required. Call 881-0935 for registration and information.
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 (825-2047) and central (325-6617). Chapters offer regular meetings, playgroups, Mom's Night Out activities, and meals for new mothers. The central chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, in the Rincon Room of the TMC Alamo Building, 5301 E. Grant Road. This meeting's focus is Perceptions of the At-Home Mother: Our Own and Society's. Free and open to the public.
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, No. 45. 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, 5326 E. Pima St., 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, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday for children age birth through 2 years, and noon to 1:30 p.m. Fridays for children birth through 5 years old. A donation of $3 is requested per family. "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 information.
VALLEY OF THE MOON. Take a break during the hot summer for a cool evening "Moon Stroll" from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, July 11 and 25, at the Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road. Wander at your leisure through the pathways, caves, pools and gardens of the magical land built of rock and imagination. Admission is free, though donations are gladly accepted. Call 323-1331 for information.
APACHE COUNTRY TOURS. Explore the history and mystique of the Land of the Apache with Moccasin Tracks Tours, conducted by Irma Bell Kitcheyan. Personal, small group and large group tours available for one to three day excursions. Prices include meals, motel and the tour itself. Call (620) 254-6978 for information.
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 meets several days during the week. There are at least two different hikes on each of these days. All hikes are rated for difficulty. Call 751-4513 for more information.
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.
AIR QUALITY. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) is proposing revisions to the County's Air Quality Regulations, Title 17 of the Pima County Code. The Department will be sponsoring four public workshops throughout June and July to discuss the proposed changes and to solicit public comment. Upcoming workshops: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Call 740-3342 for information.
OUTREACH RECYCLING. Collection centers are open from 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month on the circular road at Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road; north edge of access road at El Con Mall, 3611 E. Broadway; Tucson Marketplace, 210 N. Pantano Road; and Bank One, Centre Point parking lot, southeast corner of Irvington Road and South Campbell Avenue. Acceptable materials include: aluminum, tin, clear and colored glass, no. 2 plastic milk, water and soft drink bottles, corrugated cardboard, newspaper and magazines. Place all magazines in brown paper bags, separate from newspaper. No plastic bags. All containers should be rinsed and flattened, if possible. Separate glass by color.
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.
UA CO-OP. The following free demonstrations will be given at 9 a.m. each Wednesday at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.: July 5, How To Minimize Plant Stress with Jack Kelly; July 12, How To Save Water In Your Garden with Patsy Waterfall. Classes are held outdoors and last about an hour. The last part of the meeting uses samples of plants brought in for identification, diagnosis and treatment. Free and open to the public. Call 628-5628 for information.
TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Guided tours are by appointment only for the summer. TBG's new outdoor Prima Donna Café serves from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. 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.
MUSIC: Days Like This by Van Morrison. I don't know what's gotten into Mr. Morrison these days, but I like it. The one-time reclusive genius used to go years between albums. Nowadays he's churning them out at a record pace and they're gooood. With songs like "Melancholia" and "Underlying Depression," Morrison shows that he can still sulk up a storm. But he also has a light ditty entitled (oddly, for him) "No Religion," and a great remake of "You Don't Know Me." Some critics will probably sniff and say that this isn't his best work, but hey, Van Morrison's worst album is better than most artist's best.
BOOKS: The Alienist by Caleb Carr. An engrossing tale, now in paperback, about the search for a killer of young male prostitutes in 1890s New York City. Many famous real-life characters are woven into the tale, most notably Teddy Roosevelt, with pleasing effect. Carr evokes the atmosphere of the time and place, while at the same time creating a mystery that keeps the reader in the dark until the very end.
VIDEO: Camp Nowhere, starring Christopher Lloyd. The overlooked film either was dismissed as a Meatballs retread or perhaps was mistaken for the much inferior Heavyweights, which came out around the same time. Too bad, because this movie is genuinely funny throughout. It's long on insight and warm humor and blessedly short on clichés. A nice summer rental, one which the entire family can enjoy.
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