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.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. The downtown Arts District is the place to be all day and all night on July 19. Move to the music of The Scenic Route (formerly the PCC Jazz Ensemble) performing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Ronstadt Transit Center. Head over to the Winsett Park Stage on Fourth Avenue for a musical performance by Laura Cone from 7 to 10 p.m. Hankering for a Haiku? Watch for the Tucson Poetry Crawl as it snakes its way from Fourth Avenue on downtown. For information on other events, stop by the booth on Sixth Avenue and Congress Street; or call the Arts District Partnership at 624-9977.
JUST WING IT! Tucson East Hilton. 7800 E. Broadway. Let your taste buds tingle and give the Easter Seals a boost with Wing-It, a tasty tribute to the chicken wing from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. Twenty area restaurants will participate in an attempt to decide who really does serve the "best tasting" and the "hottest" wings in the Old Pueblo. Advance tickets are $5, $6 at the door. Call 745-5222 for information.
SEEDLING CELEBRATION. 526 N. Fourth Ave. Join Native Seeds/SEARCH from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 19, for the Grand Opening Celebration of their new office and retail store. Native Seeds/SEARCH is a non-profit organization that works to conserve traditional crops, seeds, and farming methods of the Greater Southwest. Call 327-9123 for informaiton.
SOKO SHOP. Sixth Street Art Studios. 44 W. Sixth St. Find the finest in African and Afro-Centric clothing, and jewelry at the Soko Fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, and 25 and 26. Proceeds from the Soko, which means market in Swahili, will benefit the Barbea Williams Performing Company. Also available are adult and children's dance costumes and tap shoes. Call 628-7785 for directions and information.
SUMMER SUN DRIVE. The Tucson Planning Council for the Homeless needs your donations of unused or new water bottles, sunscreen, summer hats and sunglasses to help Tucsonans on the street fight the summer heat. Drop off your donations at any of the following locations: The American Red Cross, 3915 E. Broadway; St. Francis de Sales Church, 1375 S. Camino Seco; The Salvation Army Hospitality House, 1021 N. 11th Ave; or The Salvation Army Amphi Corps, 218 E. Prince Road. Call 881-1794 for information.
VIDEO TENSIONS. UA Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Building, northeast corner of Mountain Avenue and Speedway. VideoTENSIONS presents VideoLOCAL, a showcase of local video artists at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17. The screening and discussion are free. Call 621-7352 for information.
WATER BALLET. It's a Synchronized Swimming Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Friday, July 18, at the Fort Lowell Pool. Graceful swimmers ages 6 to 18 will perform Childhood Dreams, a child's view of what they'd like to be when they grow up. Call Tucson Parks & Recreation at 791-4873 for information.
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