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 DESERT CRONES. Women of all ages are invited to an all-day gathering from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 12, featuring a powerful documentary film series of women's history, featuring Goddess Remembered, Burning Times and Full Circle. Films and vegetarian luncheon will be followed by an open discussion. All events gather at the Armory Park Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. Cost is $5, and reservations must be made by July 7. Call Joni (743-0477), Sarah (577-9422) or Lois (883-0377) for information.

DOWNTOWN BLAST. Tucson Convention Center. 260 S. Church Ave. The Independence Day celebration begins with a pancake and sausage breakfast at 6 a.m. Friday, July 4. Cost is $3 per person. The early-riser breakfast will be followed by the Tour for Tucson's Children bicycle race. The TCC will re-open at 12:30 p.m. with the official Fourth of July Proclamation at 1 p.m. There will be food and games, music, displays, contests and entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening. Festivities will conclude with the annual A Mountain fireworks display. Admission to events is free. Call 791-4101 for information.

FOURTH ON FOURTH. Bring the family for a Fourth of July bash from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 4. There will be food, fun, activities, and six bands playing live, Independence Day entertainment. Stick around and watch the A Mountain fireworks spectacle from the bleachers on the corner of Seventh Street and Fourth Avenue.

ICE-CREAM SOCIAL. St. Philip's In The Foothills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. Join the St. Philip's parish for a free ice-cream social at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, July 6, immediately following the Independence Day service, featuring patriotic music, at 10:15 a.m. Call 299-6421 for information.

INDEPENDENCE ROCK. Arizona Historical Society's Fort Lowell Museum. 2900 N. Craycroft Road. Continue your Fourth of July celebration with a free concert by the Fourth U.S. Cavalry Regimental Band from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5. This 16-member band, complete with replica Army uniforms from the 1880s, perform a varied and authentic repertoire of 19th century music. Bring the family, lawn chairs, a blanket, and enjoy. Call 885-3832 for 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. TW

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