Events This Week

Listings DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. Downtown Tucson comes alive on Saturday, September 5. Events this week feature Ernie Menehune's Polynesian Revue at 8 p.m. at the Ronstadt Transit Center, and The Annie Hawkins Band on Arizona Avenue, south of Congress Street. Don't miss David Shaul's performance (co-produced by Tucson Musician's Network, KXCI Radio, and the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association) from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Fifth Street Stage behind Magpies on North Fourth Avenue. Most events will surround the Ronstadt Transit Center from 7 to 10 p.m. For information on other events, stop by the booth on Sixth Avenue and Congress Street during DSN hours; or call the Arts District Partnership at 624-9977.

SALSA COOK-OFF/DANCE PARTY. The Tucson Jazz Society's annual Latin-inspired "Some Like It Hot" dance, salsa-tasting and cook-off event is also the place for the Rumba del Sol CD release party. The CD is a joint recording project by Descarga and the Tucson Latin Jazz Orchestra, also billed as the Orquesta del Sol. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 6, with the event running from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $10, $5 for TJS members, available at the gate only. Call 743-3399 for information and details on the preparation and presentation of salsa entries.

TELESCOPES FOR TELETHON. Flandrau Science Center. UA Campus. 621-STAR. The Flandrau Science Center hosts this benefit from 7 p.m. until midnight Sunday, September 6, for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon. Visit Flandrau's hands-on exhibit areas and look through the recently computerized professional telescope. See this week's City Week calendar for details. All events associated with Telescopes for Telethon are free to the public, donations are suggested.

Upcoming Events

HOPS TO IT. Old Tucson Studios. 201 S. Kinney Road. Enjoy beer tasting, a chili, salsa and wings cook-off, live entertainment, a silent auction, and a raffle at the 12th Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival. Event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, September 19, and benefits Sun Sounds Radio Reading Service, a non-profit, closed-broadcast radio station for physically, visually, and learning disabled Arizonans. Tickets for this annual sell-out are available now for $25, $15 for non-alcohol tickets, at the following locations: Pusch Ridge Brewery, 5861 N. Oracle Road (888-7547); Gentle Ben's, 865 E. University Blvd. (624-4177); Frog and Firkin, 874 E. University Blvd. (623-7507); Breckenridge Brewery, 1980 E. River Road (577-0800); Magee Road Liquor, 7980 N. Oracle Road (297-0113); Orange Grove Brew and Vine, 6435 N. Oracle Road (797-1550); Plaza Liquors, 2642 N. Campbell Ave. (327-0452); Thunder Canyon Brewers, Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., (797-2652); and the Rumrunner, 3200 E. Speedway Blvd. (326-0121). Call Sun Sounds at 296-2400 for information.

CO-HOUSING OPEN HOUSE. Sonora Co-housing, a pedestrian-oriented, intergenerational, child- and environmentally friendly neighborhood, invites you to an Open House with refreshments and a slide show, from
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays at 531 E. Roger Road, just west of First Avenue. Call 570-6052 for information, or visit www.igc.org/tndc.

STORYTELLING. St. Philip's in the Hills Church Meditation Room. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Storyteller veterans and beginners gather from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month to swap tales and learn the art of storytelling. Gatherings are led by Glenda Bonin and Ron Lancaster of Tellers of Tales, and are open to anyone who ever thought they'd enjoy seeing what it's like to weave a tale of magic in front of an audience. Call Ron Lancaster at 326-8966 for information.

TUCSON TRADERS POTLUCK. Tucson Traders mobilizes collective resources through trading skills and services using "Tucson Tokens" instead of cash. Visit them at their next potluck at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, at Northwest Neighborhood Center, at the outdoor ramada by the playground. Call 388-8844 for more information.

Out Of Town

BREWERY GULCH DAYS. Enjoy a multitude of Labor Day weekend events in Bisbee, Arizona, from 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. September 5 and 6, including a Kiddie Carnival, cakewalk, turn-of-the-century costume contest, pet parade, waiter and waitress tray run, waterball tournament, chili cook-off, the Miz Ol' Biz Beauty Pageant, live music and vendor booths. Call Phil at St. Elmo's Bar, (520) 432-5578; or C of C (1-520-432-5421) for information.

FIESTA SEPTIEMBRE. Wickenburg Community Center. 160 N. Valentine St., Wickenburg, AZ. Free mariachi music by two premier groups, folklórico dancing, historical vignettes, an Hispanic family photo exhibit, arts and crafts mercado, and salsa contest are highlights of Wickenburg's 10th Annual Fiesta Septiembre, celebrating Fiestas Patrias and Wickenburg's Hispanic heritage from
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 5. Call 1-800-942-5242, or 1-520-684-5479 for information.

LABOR DAY BBQ. The porch of the Acadia Ranch Museum. Oracle, Arizona. Enjoy a home-cooked dinner and Southwestern tunes from 4 to 7 p.m. during this annual benefit for the Oracle Historical Society. The Blue Prairie Dogs, a country, cowboy, and Southwestern music group, are featured performers.

PSYCHIC FAIR & METAPHYSICAL GIFT SHOW. Kilimanjahro Cultural Exchange Center. 33 Subway St., Bisbee, Arizona (www.bisbeenet.com/kilimanjahro). The Natural Mystic presents this fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 5 and 6, featuring astrology, tarot reading, angel attunement, visionary artistry, clairvoyant psychometry, palmistry, and psychic-energy readings. Vendors offer transformational and metaphysical gifts. For an appointment with your favorite reader, contact Lemuriel at 432-7131; or e-mail naturalmystic@theriver.com. TW

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