Opening This Week
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Opening September 13 and continuing through October 1: Double Double, a clever, romantic English thriller filled with twists and turns, written by Eric Elice and Roger Rees. Tickets range from $12 to $14. IT box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Season tickets are $80. Call 882-9721 for reservations and information.
UPSTAIRS THEATRE COMPANY. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Opening September 7 and continuing through September 15: Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio, about fictional radio host Barry Champlain and his ride to the top, how he dealt with power and his off-air identity. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. September 7 and 13, 8 p.m. September 8, 9, 14 and 15 and 2 p.m. September 10. Tickets are $8, $5 students. Call 791-2263 for information.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Continuing through September 30: Snow Queen, the classic tale of a young girl overcoming all odds to rescue her friend from the clutches of the evil Snow Queen, as performed by a cast of actors ages 4 through adult. This production is most appropriate for ages 4 through 15. Showtime is 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday matinees. Tickets are $4, $2 for children. Call 790-0844 for reservations and information.
UA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Laboratory Theatre. Fine Arts Complex, southeast corner of Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-1162. Continuing through September 17: Lend Me A Tenor, a comedic farce by Ken Ludwig about a world-famous Italian tenor who suddenly becomes indisposed just before curtain on the biggest night of the Cleveland Grand Opera. Performances begin at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on September 10, 16 and 17. Tickets range from $8 to $14, available at Dillard's and the UA Fine Arts box offices. Call 621-1162 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Damesrocket Theatre Company announces auditions for Keely and Du from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, September 9, at the Woman's Commission, 240 N. Court Ave. Performance will run October 12 through 21. Men ages 30 to 65 and women ages 40 to 65 are needed. There will be cold reading from the script. Please bring a picture and resume. Call 743-3650 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The People Who Do That, Tucson's premiere sketch comedy group, is spreading like a plague across the land! To make our conquest complete we need a few more evil minions in the form of : a) one female performer/writer; b) prolific, original--and most importantly--funny, comedy writers (race, gender not important, body hair, ability to shape shift a plus); c) a bevy of technicians, including a stage manager, lighting, sound and properties. Auditions consists of a two- to five-minute prepared comedy sketch. Technicians please bring a resume, yourself and a sacrifice to appease the Kraken. Call 881-0735 or 622-3972 for details.
PLAYWRIGHT CONTEST. Arizona Theatre Company, in association with the Centro Cultural Mexicano de Phoenix, hosts the second annual National Hispanic Playwriting Contest. The contest is open to all Hispanics residing in the U.S., its territories or Mexico. Applicants must submit scripts in English. Plays originally written in Spanish may be submitted along with a complete English translation. Unpublished full-length plays, one-act plays and musicals will be accepted. A $1,000 award will be given along with possible inclusion in ATC's GENESIS: New Play Reading Series. Submit one unpublished, unproduced play, securely bound, with the play title and author on the front cover along with a one-page cover letter including developmental history, if any, and any other appropriate information about the play. A cassette tape of music exits may be submitted with musicals. An appropriately sized SASE must be submitted to have scripts returned. The winner will be notified during Spring 1996. Mail submissions to: Arizona Theatre Company, National Hispanic Playwriting Contest, P.O. Box 1631, Tucson, AZ 85702. Deadline is November 1.
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
THE ALAMO GALLERY. 101 W. Sixth St. 882-9490. The Primavera Foundation will unveil its Bowl Me Over auction items from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 7, during Art Walk. Local artists, potters and weavers have donated these unique items for the Primavera Foundation's annual auction. The Southern Arizona Clay Artists Association will give a slide presentation at 7 p.m. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 623-5111 for tickets and information on the October auction.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH GALLERY. Unitarian Universalist Church. 4831 E. 22nd St. 748-1551. Opening September 8 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m., and continuing through October 6: Light and Shadows: Photographs by and in memory of William E. Barksdale, featuring black and white images of architectural details and landscapes of Europe and the Americas. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Opening with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, September 9, and continuing through September 23: Seis Raices Nuevas, mixed media by up-and-coming young artists Claudio Dicochea, John Enriquez, Adrianna Gallego, Xoxhitl Gill, Fernanda Jerez and David Perez. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Downtown Saturday Night or by appointment.
KALEIDOSCOPE GALLERY. Unitarian Universalist Church NW. 3601 W. Cromwell Drive. 579-7094. Opening September 8 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m., and continuing through October 4: pastels and watercolors by Thomas Vize. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday, Friday and by appointment.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Opening September 9 and continuing through November 2: Día de los Muertos, an exhibit by santero Nicholas Herrera, featuring traditional Northern New Mexican wood-carving style. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
PHILABAUM CONTEMPORARY ART GLASS. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Opening September 9 with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m., and continuing through November 11: Architectonics, an exhibition featuring various approaches in glass which resemble architecture in structure and organization. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
ART!! GALLERY. El Con Mercado. 6328 E. Broadway. 745-8586. Continuing through October 13: a multi-media show featuring the works of Mo Garrison, Terri Hagen, Marti Lariva, Marilyn McCrindle, Brenda Rentfro and Margaret Schultz. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through September 23: alternative-process photography by Tim Brigham and Thomas Grubba. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Thursday night Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Nights. Call 792-0313 for information.
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Continuing through September 28: Shrine: The Journey, featuring new work from Maurice Grossman celebrating his recent trip to India. 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.
CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Continuing through September 30: Radical Belief: Enlightenment or Propaganda. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday nights and Thursday Art Walks.
CENTRO CULTURAL DE LAS AMERICAS. Holiday Inn City Center, Main Lobby. 181 W. Broadway. 624-8995. Continuing through September 30: paintings and sculptures featuring the work of 50 Tucson Hispanic artists. Pieces will be rotated every two weeks.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through September 16: Tucson Collection '95--Part II, the third annual small works invitational of paintings and sculpture by some of the best Tucson artists. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
HOTEL CONGRESS. Main Lobby, 311 E. Congress. 622-8848. Continuing through September 31: Future/Past Visions of Tucson, a presentation of The Depot Gateway Vision by community designer Arthur Keating, along with historic photos of Tucson on loan from Etherton Gallery.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through September 22: Anne Frank In The World: 1929-1945, an international exhibit presented in English and Spanish featuring more than 600 photographs and documents, excerpts from Anne Frank's diary, workbooks and a model of the Secret Annex. The award-winning videos Just a Diary and Dear Kitty will be shown with the exhibit. Continuing through September 22 : Places of Ha'shoah: The Holocaust, an exhibit by artist Cy Lehrer featuring 31 gelatin silver photographs made in Auschwitz/Birkenau, Cracow, Theresienstadt, Prague, Dachau, Berlin and Budapest. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
KIDKRAFT. 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976. Continuing: Tucson's child-operated art gallery displays and sells arts and craftwork created by children. Located in the Womankraft Castle. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.
LA MARIPOSA GALLERY. 1501 N. Houghton Road. 749-1099. Continuing through September 14: Young At Heart, a mixed media show featuring the work of Arizona artists. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
MURPHY GALLERY. St. Philip's in the Hills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Continuing through September 30: NE--SW: Life in the Fast Lane, featuring the photographs and journal writings of inner city students from Hartford, Connecticut and Tucson, sponsored by Youth at Risk and developed by Susan L. Newman. Two Sunday forums will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. at the gallery. On September 17, Beth Thomas, Executive Director of Youth at Risk, will speak about the program; and on September 24, Susan Newman, photo journalist/instructor, will speak about the process and the impact of the course. Students will be present. Gallery hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
PCC ART GALLERY. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. Continuing through October 3: Female Problems. Photographers Catherine Angel, Leslee Broersma, Lynne Brown and Karen Hymer-Thompson speak poignantly, blatantly and eloquently to that human experience which is female. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through September 30: elegant glassware by Phil Kindler, functional earthenware pottery by Jean Thomasson, and hand-colored black and white photography by Patrick Grimes. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Downtown Saturday Nights.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY EAST. 6538 E. Tanque Verde Road, No. 160. 298-5995. Continuing through September 30: hand-made textile and leather bags by Carson Rogers, decorative pottery by Al Potter, and acrylic paintings on wood by Kobi Miller. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
SHANE HOUSE GALLERY. 218 S. Fourth Ave. 623-2577. Continuing through September 30: an exhibition of photographs by the Vision Alliance, a Tucson-based group of artists including Allen Maertz, Joe Rheaume, Greg Huston, Amey Broeker and Fred Bustamante. Gallery hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Downtown Saturday Nights, Thursday Art Walk and by appointment.
SHIRLEE SIEVEKE STUDIO-GALLERY. 4870 Territory Loop. 529-7293. Continuing: southwest landscapes by Shirlee Sieveke. Gallery hours are by appointment.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through September 17: the 12th annual juried exhibition Small Expressions '95, a showcase of small-scale fiber art including weaving, basketry, felting, spinning and handmade papers; and Arizona Tapestry Today, featuring handwoven tapestries and wall hangings with geometric, abstract and pictorial design by members of the Arizona Tapestry Associates. 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.
T/PAC GALLERY. 240 N. Stone Ave. 624-0595. Continuing through September 22: an exhibit by Pima County rural artists featuring a variety of two- and three-dimensional visual art pieces. Sponsored by T/PAC's Rural Arts Program. Regular gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Thursday Art Walk.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through September 17: The Intermountain Weavers' Guild Biennial Juried Show. Continuing through September 17: Mexico: A Landscape Revisited, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, featuring the origins of the landscape tradition in Mexico and its various expressions in 19th and 20th century art. The museum is hosting a symposium from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 9, featuring art historians Emily Umberger, Stacie G. Widdifield and Esther Acevedo. Free and open to the public. 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, Speedway east of Park Avenue in the Fine Arts Complex. 621-7567. Continuing through October 1: 1995 Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring Barbara Penn in the South Gallery with her Emily Dickinson-inspired installation, Science, Symbol and Verse: Chronicles of Past and Present. Artist Barbara Penn will discuss her work at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, September 13. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed on Saturdays and University holidays. Admission is free.
WINGSPAN GALLERY. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 624-1779. Continuing through September 30: Reflections: Relapse and Recovery, featuring clay masks by artist Eric Cuesta-Thompson. Gallery is open Monday through Saturday. Call for hours.
WOMANKRAFT. 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976. Continuing through October 31: Freda and Susan Chambers: Two Generations of Painting Tradition, featuring works influenced by their travels and studies throughout the world. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and 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. A closing reception and gallery talk with Arthur Tress will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 8. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through September 9: mixed-media works by Katherine Josten, Ellen McMahon and Barbara Penn. A Gallery Talk will be presented by the artists from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 7. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through September 9: site-specific ceramic-based installations by Tori Arpad and monolithic woodcuts and mixed-media drawings by Kristin Groenveld. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment.
ART WALK. Visit the Downtown Arts District from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 31, to celebrate Art Walk's first step into becoming a weekly rather than monthly happening. Free docent-led Art Walk tours will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Park Inn Suite Santa Rita Hotel, 88 E. Broadway. Call 624-9977 for information and a listing of participating galleries.
ART OPTIONS. Fine Art Options represents local fine artists with rotating shows in a variety of Tucson businesses. Fine art sales and leasing are also available. Call Donna Wallin at 795-9030 for current shows and/or consultation.
MARBLING WORKSHOP. Internationally known craftsman Neal Hartnagel will conduct a one-day workshop on interior decorative stenciling and marbling at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 16, at 2725 N. Alvernon Way. The class will feature video presentation and hands-on instruction covering design, stencil making and painting. Equipment, materials and lunch will be provided. Class size is limited. Cost is $54 and registration deadline is September 14. Call 327-3692 for registration and information.
COMIC ART CLASS. Capt. Spiffy's Comic Art Classes will put some muscles on your stick figures so you can be "The Hero of the Sketch Pad." Four 90-minute classes begin Monday, September 18. Classes are taught by seasoned artists and teachers. Cost is $50. Capt. Spiffy's is located at 944 E. University Blvd. (above Zip's). Stop by or call 624-4643 for registration and information.
ART SPACE DEVELOPMENT. The Art Space Development Loan Program has low interest loans of up to $5,000 available for individuals, organizations and groups interested in acquiring, renovating or rehabilitating downtown area property. Emergency loans of up to $500 are also available. Eligible projects must involve the development and/or purchase of the property for arts uses such as studio, performance, rehearsal, education, gallery and live/work space. Mixed use projects are eligible. Application materials must be received by 5 p.m. October 20. An Art Space Development Networking Workshop meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 12. Call the Tucson Arts District Partnership office at 624-9977 for loan applications and workshop information.
CALL TO ARTISTS. NuWest Gallery, 2526 E. Sixth Street, is seeking new works for the upcoming season. Media include metal, glass, pottery, fine art and furniture. Send slides or photos and SASE to: 2526 E. Sixth St., Tucson, AZ 85716.
CALL TO ARTISTS. Kidkraft, 388 S. Stone Ave., Tucson's child-operated gallery, seeks art for its October show. All media from artists age 6 to 18 years are eligible for acceptance. Call 629-9976 for an appointment or information.
DOCENTS NEEDED. The Tucson Arts District is looking for volunteers who are available weekdays and weekends to act as docents for various programs. Training will consist of six sessions from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, September 27 through November 1. Docents will be asked to work at one Arts District activity per month. Call Adrienne Halpert at 624-9977 for information.
DOCENTS NEEDED. The UA Museum of Art is offering free training in art history, artistic criticism and the humanities for individuals interested in becoming docents. The museum's docent program involves weekly training sessions from 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays, September 11 through May 20. The program is open to those who have basic knowledge of art and are able to communicate. Spanish/English speakers are especially needed for the Hispanic outreach program. Call 621-7567 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Volunteers are needed to work as greeters and docents for the Anne Frank In The World international exhibit, continuing through September 22, at the Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Persons of all races and religions who are bilingual (English/Spanish) and experienced with special needs are encouraged to apply. A half-day training session is required. Call Rebecca at the JCC at 299-3000 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Applications are being accepted for the upcoming Phantom Gallery exhibition season. Phantom Galleries provide temporary exhibition space in vacant window fronts and selected public sites while beautifying downtown Tucson and aiding in its economic revitalization. Tucson-area artists working in diverse visual media are encouraged to apply. Call the Tucson Arts District Partnership at 624-9977 for information. Deadline is October 6.
DOCENT TRAINING PROGRAM. The Arizona Historical Society Museum offers training classes for volunteer docents beginning September 12. Docents help interpret exhibits, interact with children, participate in trips of historic interest and continually learn about Arizona's rich heritage. Space is limited. Please respond to: Peter Booth, Docent Coordinator, Arizona Historical Society Museum, 949 E. Second St., Tucson, AZ 85719; or call 628-5774.
DEMONSTRATION. See glass art in the making at Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, 711 S. Sixth Ave. Watch glassblowers practice their craft at this downtown studio. Call 884-7404 to confirm the day's schedule or if there are more than six people in your party.
Out of Town
COYOTILLO GALLERY. 32 Main Street, Bisbee. (520) 432-5792. Continuing through September 15: The First Annual Gay Artists' Show, featuring mixed media by artists from Arizona, California and Southern Utah. Gallery hours are noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Monday.
PHOENIX ART MUSEUM. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. (602) 257-1880. Continuing through October 1: works by Latin American women artists, exploring the significant role of women in the development of 20th century Latin American art. Works by 35 artists provide a new perspective on the expressive modes and styles that have evolved in Latin America.
Performances This Week
D.P.C. REOPENS. Well, not exactly. But the Institute for Creative Studies, occupying the D.P.C. space at 530 N. Stone Ave., celebrates its grand opening with a full weekend of live music, performance art, avant garde film and sketch comedy. Catch the Celtic fever of Danu, Shades and Shadows (a work-in-progress by Jon MacNamara and Bob Steigart) and the ambient soundscape of Not Breathing, beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, September 8. Saturday's events include short film screenings by Anne Chamberlain at 7:30 p.m., The People Who Do That at 8 p.m., and live music by Brenda's Never Been and Then Tingari beginning at 11 p.m. Cover both nights is $3 at the door. Call 628-1650 for information.
BLUES SHOWCASE. The Tucson Blues Society hosts the sixth annual Acoustic Blues Showcase from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, September 10, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Performers include The Blue Kats, Earl Edmonson, Heather Hardy and Michael Nordberg and Ken Tucker. Tickets are $5, $3 for TBS, TKMA, KXCI and TKMA members. Call 327-5593 for information.
BLUEGRASS IN THE PARK. The James King Band performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 7, in the Fiesta Room at the Santa Rita Park Inn, 88 E. Broadway. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a happy hour jam. Advance tickets are $9, $8 for TBA, ABA, TFTM, TKMA and KXCI members. Outlets include Hear's Music, Piney Hollow and The Folk Shop. Tickets will be $10 at the door, children under 12 free. Call 628-7471 for information.
MOONLIGHT CONCERT. The a capella sounds of Catacoustic Groove will fill the night sky at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 14, in the Performance Garden at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. This group of UA students and professors sing classics from the 1930s to the present, using only their voices as instruments. Tea and dessert will be served during intermission. Cost is $5, $2 members/children. Dessert is $3.75 and must be ordered by September 11. Call 742-6455 for information.
HAITIAN SOUNDS. Boukman Eksperyans brings world-beat Haitian sounds to Tucson for the first time at 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 11, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Arrive early for a vegetarian Haitian meal (at additional cost). Haitian art will also be on display. Advanced tickets are $12 and are available at Afrocentrics, Hear's Music, Bentley's and Antigone Books; or call 882-8910. Call 795-1664 for meal reservations.
UKRAINIAN MUSIC/DANCE. Veseli Halychany ("The Jolly Ukrainians"), a unique folk group from Western Ukraine, perform native music, song and dance at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 7, at the Modern Languages Building auditorium on the UA campus. Tickets are $10, $5 students. Call 296-0085 for reservations and information.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. The Faculty of the Tucson Valley Suzuki Association will perform a family concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 10. The performance is a scholarship fundraiser for their music students. The Suzuki method of music education is a parent/teacher/child commitment to learning a musical instrument from a young age. Tickets are $6 at the door. Call 881-8794 for information.
AUTUMN EVENING MUSIC. Laszlo Veres and the Arizona Symphonic Winds continue the concerts in the park series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 9, at the outdoor amphitheater in Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. A free shuttle service will be available beginning at 6 p.m. at Catalina Village Shopping Center, one mile east of the park. Concessions will be sold. No glass containers please. Call 791-4873 for information.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS. The Tucson Pops Orchestra continues the fall series of outdoor concerts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 10, at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park, 22nd Street and Country Club Road. Assistant conductor Laszlo Veres presents a tribute to the big band era. A free shuttle service begins at 5:30 p.m. from the west entrance of Foley's at El Con Mall. Admission and parking are free. Chairs and blankets welcome, but no glass containers, please. Call 791-4079 for information.
PLAZA SUITE. The Tucson Jazz Society presents the Plaza Suites Fall series from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, beginning September 9 and continuing through October 28, at St. Philip's Plaza, 4300 N. Campbell Ave. The Tucson Jazz Orchestra gets the Plaza swinging to the sounds of Glen Miller and other big band favorites. Tickets are $7, $3 for Jazz Society members, and are available at the door only. Season tickets are $17, available at Hear's Music. Call the Jazz Society Hotline at 743-3399 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.
JAZZ FOR EVERYONE. The UA Extended University is offering Jazz I and Jazz II from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, October 4 through November 29, at Catalina Foothills High School, House 1, Seminar Room, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. This two-part class is for all those interested in the history and musicality of jazz. Janice Jarrett, Ph.D., will instruct the course. Attendance at performances by Wynton Marsalis and Paul Winter are part of the course. Cost is $39 per session, with a $4 discount for the performances. Call the UA Extended University at 624-8632 for registration and information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Tucson Girls Chorus announces auditions for girls currently in second and third grades only for their Junior Chorus. Auditions are from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 9, at the Tucson Girls Chorus Music Center, 4020 E. River Road. No appointment is necessary but children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration and tuition fees are required for each singer. Call 577-6064 for information.
TAASPA MEETING. The Tucson Adult Amateur String Players Association seeks new members to attend its first meeting of the season at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 10. All levels are welcome and no auditions are necessary. Call 886-7754 for information.
BLUEGRASS JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Join in the fun from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, at this monthly Bluegrass music jam. MUSICIANS NEEDED. The Foothills Phil, a community intergenerational orchestra comprised of musicians ages 11 to late 70s, conducted by Laszlo Veres, seeks musicians of all ages. Trumpet, trombone, horn and string players are strongly encouraged to participate. Practice sessions are 6:45 to 9 p.m. Thursdays beginning September 21, in the Catalina Foothills High School Band Room, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. Auditions are not required, though musicians under 13 should have the recommendation of their musical instructors. Registration fee is $25. Call Judi Botwin at 577-5304 for information.
UA MUSIC/DANCE. UA School of Music and Dance calendars for the 1995-1996 season are currently available. The UA School of Music and Dance presents between 250 and 300 concert events each year, most of them free of charge. To subscribe, send your name, address and a check for $5 payable to the University of Arizona, to: Calendar Subscription, School of Music, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. For this week's music and dance events call the 24-hour MusiCall hotline at 621-2998.
DRUM/SHEKERE CLASS. Learn the rhythms of Guinea, Senegal and Nigeria, with some West African history and folklore thrown in, 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.
PERCUSSION CLASS. Learn to play traditional drum music from West 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, Tuesday and Saturday. Cost is $38 per month. Call 884-0811 for locations and times.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Tucson Regional Ballet Company is holding auditions at noon Saturday, September 9, at 2100 N. Wilmot Road, No. 221, for A Southwest Nutcracker, scheduled for performance December 7 through 10. Young ladies and gentlemen ages 7 to 11 and between 3 foot/4 inches and 5 feet are needed. Beginning through advanced dancers are also needed. Call 886-1222 for information.
CREATIVE DANCE. Mary Ann Brehm will teach a 10 week course in dance improvisation from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays beginning September 14, at the Tucson Creative Dance Center, 3131 N. Cherry Ave. The course will include individual and group dancing. Fee is $65. Call 323-6711 for registration and information.
SALSA LESSONS. Dance to the Latin beat of salsa, Tejano and Tex-Mex bands every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Pappy's Restaurant and Bar, 375 S. Stone Ave. Salsa lessons are offered from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Cover charge is $3, $4 on Thursdays with dance lesson. Call 882-8908 for information.
TICKET ALERT. 1995-96 season tickets for Ballet Arizona are now available through the Ballet Arizona box office. This year's performances include: Carmina Burana, The Nutcracker, Serenade, Esplanade, The Green Table and Romeo and Juliet. Season tickets range from $59 to $98. Call (602) 381-1096 for tickets and information.
AFRICAN DANCE CLASS. The Barbea Williams Performing Company offers ongoing classical African dance classes in various ethnic techniques: African Cuban, West African, African-Brazilian, African American Jazz and more, for children, teens and adults. Call 628-7785 for registration, location and 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. A dance performance workshop meets at 1 p.m. Sundays. A $1 donation is requested. Call 291-7368 for information.
NAMASTÉ DANCE. Gain inner fitness through energy movement with instruction by Anne Maddente, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Cost is $8 per class or $30 for four weeks. Call 884-0811 to register. Call 398-9687 for information.
WESTERN DANCE. The Bum Steer, 1910 N. Stone Ave., offers free beginning country western dance lessons from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays. Larry and Amanda will get both of your left feet doing the two step, cha cha, waltz, triple-time, west coast, pony, desperado wrap and more. Partners and singles welcome. Call 884-7377 for information.
SOCIAL DANCING. Learn ballroom, two-step and line-dancing at the Dance Connexion, 5536 E. Grant Road. Classes are followed by "practice parties" that allow fledglings and pros to strut their stuff. Call 751-4555 for registration and 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.
LINE/SQUARE DANCE. Old Pueblo Square Dance Center. 613 E. Delano St., at First Avenue and Fort Lowell Road. The Tucson Twirlers are giving beginning square dance classes at 6:30 p.m. Fridays, beginning September 8. $3 per person, first lesson is free. 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.
FANCY FELINES. The Kino Kat Klub hosts the 1995 annual Fall All-breed Cat Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 9 and 10, in the TCC Meeting Rooms, 260 S. Church Ave. More than 250 purebred cats are expected to compete. Tickets are $3, $2 seniors/children under 12 and are available at the door. Call 622-3827 for information.
STARS OF MAGIC. The Tucson Chapter of the Society of American Magicians presents the eighth annual "Stars of Magic" show Saturday, September 9, at the TCC Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave. Performances begin at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Adrian Van Vactor, internationally renowned magician, will headline the show. Tickets are $7.50, $5 for children 12 and under, and are available at the TCC box office, Dillard's and Williams Magic and Novelties. Call 791-4266 for tickets and information.
FOLKLORE SERIES. The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society is sponsoring a three week class by anthropologist Jim Griffith on regional Hispanic and Native American traditions and beliefs. The class, entitled Saints and Legends of the Pimeria Alta, will focus on those places and religious traditions in southern Arizona and northern Sonora having stong connections to the oral history and folklore of the region's Yaqui, O'odham and Hispanic residents. Classes meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, September 13, 20 and 27, at the Arizona State Museum on the UA campus. Cost is $35, $25 for AAHS members. Call Diane Wright at 797-1248 for registration and information.
BAJA CALIFORNIA. Sierra Club member Roy Emrick presents a free lecture entitled Baja California: Then and Now, 25 Years of Development, at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, September 14, in the UA Physics Building, Room 201, on Fourth Street east of Park Avenue. Lecture is free and open to the public. Call 621-6874 for information.
CALIFORNIA ARCHITECTURE. Ray Kappe, founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture, presents Committed to The Ideals of The California Lifestyle (...Dude), at 12:30 p.m. Friday, September 8, at the UA Center for Creative Photography, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. Kappe is a social and community advocate as well as a designer and educator on urban design and planning. Call 621-6754 for information.
MEET THE CANDIDATES. The Pima County Republican Club will feature Repubican candidates for all offices at a pot-luck luncheon at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9, at the Pima County Republican Headquarters, 5447 E. Fifth St. Bring a dish to share. Call 749-4128 for information.
COMPANIONS OF ANNE FRANK. The Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road, is hosting a series of guest speakers during its A Message of Hope: Anne Frank in the World exhibit, continuing through September 22. Community leader Esther Tang will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, September 8; Holocaust liberator Matthew Nesbitt will discuss Prejudice: Hate of Hope, at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 10; and holocaust survivor Genia Spitzer, with poet Barbara Hyett, will give readings at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 12. Call 299-3000 for information on upcoming speakers and special events.
BOOKSIGNING. Coyote's Voice Bookstore. 16 S. Eastbourne Ave. 327-6560. Charles Bowden will sign copies of his latest novel, Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 9.
CALL TO WRITERS. Kidkraft is seeking submissions from Tucson children up to age 18 for a literary magazine. Stories, poetry, photography and copy-ready art about life in the Old Pueblo will be considered. Deadline is October 1. Send submissions to: Celebrating Our Children, Kidkraft, 388 S. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701.
SPARROWGRASS POETRY. Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum is offering a grand prize of $500 in its Awards of Poetic Excellence poetry contest. Poets may enter one poem only, 20 lines or less, on any subject and in any poetic style. Submitted poems will also be considered for publication. No entry charge. Deadline is November 30, 1995. Send poem to: Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc., Dept. L, 203 Diamond St., Sisterville, WV 26175.
DEAD POET'S SOCIETY. The Dead Poet's Society is a writing forum and network designed for people who write and hide it in boxes. For more information call 577-2444.
ANTS IN YOUR PANTS. Audubon Nature Tots (ANTS) is back. Celebrate the autumn equinox with a short hike, nature activities and breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 23, in the Bear Canyon picnic area. ANTS is designed for children ages 2 to 6 and their accompanying adults. Fee is $3 to cover breakfast and materials. Call Nancy Nelson at 629-0429 for reservations and information. Participation is limited.
GET SET. Marsha Falco, creator of the challenging card game SET, will demonstrate the new computer and board game versions of the game from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, September 8, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 9, at Kid's Center, 1725 N. Swan Road. Call 322-5437 for information.
HOMEWORK HELP. Tucson/Pima Libraries offer free drop-in homework help for students in elementary, middle and high school. Experienced tutors and homework help resources will be available throughout the school year. Call Ann Dickinson or Gina Macaluso at 791-4391 for information.
SAT AND COLLEGE PREP. Sweating over the S.A.T.? Tucson-Pima Libraries and Princeton Review offer the following free workshops: Saturday, September 9, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; and 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 13 at Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Registration is required. Call 622-8985. College and Financial Planning for High School Students is another free college-prep workshop meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, at Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road.
MUSICAL CHAIRS. Desert Dove Christian Church, 6163 Midvale Park Road, offers a variety of music classes for children. Programs offered include: interactive preschool music classes at 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 3 p.m. Wednesdays; beginning and intermediate band; and beginning guitar. Call Judith Richardson at 888-3352 for information and enrollment.
VALLEY OF THE MOON. Join the wizard's apprentice in The Quest for the Golden Key to Happiness, a walk-through, interactive play for children of all ages. Fantasy tours leave the gate every 30 minutes between 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9, at Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road, north of Prince Road and east of Tucson Boulevard. Admission is free, though donations are gladly accepted for the renovation of this Arizona historic site.
MEMORIAL FUND. St. Cyril School has established a charitable account at First Interstate Bank to help sustain two girls, ages 11 and 13, who were suddenly orphaned when their parents were victims in a murder-suicide on August 11. Contributions made in any amount may be donated to the Charles and Ophelia Manning Memorial Fund to Benefit the Children, account number 1070-06509.
FEINGOLD FINDINGS. The Feingold Association, a non-profit organization helping hyperactive-learning disabled children through dietary intervention, may have information on helping your child overcome symptoms like short attention span, overactivity, poor coordination and lethargy without the use of drugs. Send a business-sized SASE to: Feingold Association, Dept. 199C, 127 E. Main St., Suite 106, Riverhead, NY 11901; or call (800) 321-3287 for information.
ADHD/ADD GROUP. The Arizona Children's Home Association Center for Family Therapy offers a psycho-educational group for children with ADHD and ADD. The groups are highly structured, two-hour sessions which meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through October 24 at 2820 S. Eighth Ave. Cost is $30 per session. Call 323-3877 for registration and information.
DONATIONS NEEDED. Tucson Shalom House, a non-profit, non-sectarian housing and counseling program for homeless women and children, seeks clothes and school supplies to prepare homeless and disadvantaged children of all ages for school. Call Deborah Correa, Volunteer Coordinator, at 292-0698 for information.
RAINBOW FAMILIES. Break out the bowling shoes and bring the kids for a rainbow bowl-o-rama on Saturday, September 9, at Fiesta Lanes. Rainbow Families, a gay, lesbian and bisexual parents network, holds a support and discussion group every third Saturday of the month. The next meeting will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 16, in Room 31 of St. Francis in the Foothills Church at River and Swan roads. All gay, lesbian, and bisexual parents, partners, and family members are welcome. Call Craig at 318-9348 for information.
F.E.M.A.L.E. Mom's who have taken a break from their careers to be at home with their children are invited to attend bi-monthly support meetings at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday in the Rincon Room of the TMC Alamo Building, 5301 E. Grant Road. Playgroups, meetings, family functions are among the activities offered. Call Amy at 325-6617 for information. The September 13 meeting is a new member open house, with information and refreshments.
SINGLE MOTHERS BY CHOICE. Single Mothers by Choice is a support and networking group for women who have chosen to be or are considering becoming single mothers. The monthly meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 10. Call Leslie at 745-5677, or Jean at 745-6777, for information and meeting location.
M.O.M. Mothers On The Move, an alliance of entrepreneurial mothers, meets at the Tucson Racquet Club, 4001 N. Country Club Road. M.O.M is a support, networking and resource exchange group for women juggling business ownership and parenthood. Call 885-1593 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Children to Children, a non-profit grief support center for children and their families, seeks volunteers to train as support group facilitators. The next training session begins in September. Call 322-9155 for information.
TEEN DADS' SUPPORT GROUP. This support group meets from 5 to 7 p.m. every other Tuesday at the Center for Adolescent Parents, 1030 N. Alvernon Way. Free on-site child care, food, gas and/or bus passes are available. Meetings will cover life skills such as self-esteem, assertiveness, career direction and decision making. Call Susan Guerrero at 321-3823 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Tucson Centers for Women and Children (TCWC) seeks volunteers for multiple services for survivors of domestic violence. Call 795-8001 for information. Your involvement makes a difference.
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 (529-8314) and central (325-6617). Chapters offer regular meetings, playgroups, Mom's Night Out activities and meals for new mothers. The central chapter meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Rincon Room of the Alamo building at TMC, 5301 E. Grant Road.
LA LECHE. La Leche is a great organization that offers sensible advice for women who want to breastfeed their babies. Six monthly meetings are held throughout Tucson. Phone counseling is also available. Call 721-2516 for membership and meeting 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 Services, 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 a variety of educational and support services for families. The program's core is its Parent/Child Play program, which brings parents and children together for activities geared toward the social and physical development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The program provides instruction and discussion on communication, limit setting and nurturing for young children. The Parent Connection also offers a meeting site, library, indoor/outdoor play areas and referral to community resources for families. Infant/Child CPR and American Sign Language classes will be offered during the month of September. Additional class and lecture series and support groups are available. Call 321-1500 for registration and information.
ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. The museum features permanent and special exhibits recounting Arizona's cultural history from the Spanish colonial era through the territorial years. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-6302. The Arizona State Museum, on the University of Arizona campus, features anthropology exhibits with particular emphasis on the Southwest. Continuing through December 1996: Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta, an exhibit of more than 350 Mexican folk masks, from mermaids to scorpions. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. The museum is part botanical garden, part geology museum and part zoological park. Naturalistic settings house 1,386 plant species and 317 animal species. Interpretive tours, live animal visits, and botanical and raptor interpretations are given daily. During the month of September early morning birdwalks begin at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Guided tours are held daily at 8 and 9 a.m. Discover the unique animals of the monsoon season at 10 a.m. daily. Saturday Summer Evenings allow the family to see breathtaking sunsets and learn about the nocturnal creatures of the desert from 6 to 10 p.m. Help celebrate the museum's 43rd birthday Monday, September 4 with special events and fun. Museum hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, through September 30. Admission is $8.95 ages 13 and over, and $1.75 ages 6 through 12. Discount group rates are available.
Flandrau Science Center PLANETARIUM. UA campus. 621-STAR. Exhibit halls feature hands-on science exhibits and a 16-inch telescope that allows the public an astronomer's view of the night sky. A mineral museum in the basement features hundreds of beautiful minerals and gems. The planetarium theater offers entertaining programs on scientific and cultural topics, as well as laser light shows featuring projections that explode across the dome in a rainbow of colors. Currently showing: Illusions, a multimedia show exploring optical, audio, mechanical and astronomical illusions; To Fly, a movie produced by IMAX that surrounds you with aerial imagery; and The Gate to the Mind's Eye, spellbinding computer animation combined with the music of Thomas Dolby, in the planetarium theater. Admission to exhibits is $2, free with purchase of a theatre ticket. Up to four children are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Telescope viewing is still free and is offered from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Theater ticket prices are $3 to $5. Call 621-STAR for information on times and shows.
FORT LOWELL MUSEUM. 2900 N. Craycroft Road, Fort Lowell Park. Learn about the forts, camps, the Mexican militia cavalry and more with Lances, Shields and Carbines: The Military History of Tucson from 1775 to 1891. The exhibit consists of 13 paintings by artist Wayne Sumstine and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, through January 1996.
GADSDEN-PACIFIC TOY TRAIN OPERATING MUSEUM. Foothills Mall. 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. See and operate antique and contemporary toy trains at this free museum, open to the public Friday through Sunday during mall hours.
INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE MUSEUM. 4800 W. Gates Pass Road. 629-0100. This non-profit educational institution is dedicated to increasing the knowledge and appreciation of the world's fascinating wildlife. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
PIMA AIR MUSEUM. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-9658. On display are 185 military, commercial and civilian aircraft, including a full-scale mock-up of the Kitty Hawk, a presidential plane used by news media and JFK during the 1960s, numerous photos, air and space uniforms and memorabilia. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admittance at 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and military and $3 for children ages 10 to 17. Free for aviation buffs under 10.
Reid Park Zoo. 22nd Street, east of Country Club Road. 791-4022. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, 75 cents for children 5 to 14 and free for children 4 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of the animals, don't bring any food, toys or pets.
SOSA-CARRILLO-FREMONT HOUSE MUSEUM. 151 S. Granada Ave. 622-0956. One of the few houses left standing out of 39 blocks of homes leveled during the urban renewal of the late sixties, the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House is currently a museum featuring furnishings from the 1880s. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Walking tours of historic Tucson begin every Saturday at 10 a.m. in the museum. Tours last approximately two hours and cost $4 per person. All tours are led by experienced professional guides and traditional Sonoran refreshments are served.
TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Tohono Chul Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. The park presents "Walk in the Park Tours" at 8 a.m. Tuesday and Saturday, and "Birds of Tohono Chul Tours," at 7 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Tours last about one hour. "Art in the Park Tours," a docent-guided look at the gallery exhibits, happen at 11 a.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. A "Xeriscape Landscape Tour" takes place at 8 a.m. Saturday, September 16.
TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tuesdays are reserved for group tours only. Admission is $1.50 for children, $3 for adults. Call 792-9985 for registration and information.
YOZEUM. 2900 N. Country Club Road. 322-0100. Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. On display are all kinds of yo-yos, from styles popular in the 1920s to current designs, and yo-yo memorabilia. The owner of the museum is Don Duncan, Jr., son of the founder of Duncan Yo-Yos. Groups and schools can call ahead to arrange for a tour. Free admission.
EL TOUR DE TUCSON. Registration is open for the 13th annual El Tour de Tucson, scheduled for Saturday, November 18. Call PBAA at 745-2033 to register and/or participate in any of El Tour's activities or pick up applications and information at any bicycle shop, First Interstate Bank or from Tail Winds. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate.
VOLLEYBALL CAMP. Club Cactus Juniors offers a six week mini-camp for athletes in grades 1 through 8. The camp will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays beginning September 10, at Amphitheater High School. Cost is $49. Call Tim Reckmeyer at 292-2364 for registration and information.
VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE. The Club Cactus Juniors boys' volleyball league is now forming for boys in grades 7 through 12. Season runs September 10 through October 15, with practice from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Amphitheatre High School. Cost is $25. Call Corey Morishita at 628-1440 for registration and information.
FALL BOWLING LEAGUES. Fall bowling leagues for all ages and hours of the day are now forming. If you would like to bowl on a team, form your own team or even develop your own league, call the Vantage office at 326-0066.
SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES. Jae Kim's Martial Arts School offers free self defense classes for women 14 years and older, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. All classes are taught by Master Jae Kim, who has 30 years experience in the martial arts. Stop by the school at 6450 N. Oracle Road, or call 797-0122 for information. Class size is limited to 20, with on-going classes through July.
TAKE A FLYING LEAP. Marana Skydiving Center at Avra Valley Airport, five miles off I-10 on Avra Valley Road, offers one day classes for solo and tandem jumps. For more information call (602) 682-4441.
CAR RACES. Tucson Raceway Park, next to the Pima County Fair Grounds at Rita Road and I-10, hosts some of the best NASCAR racing in the Southwest. NASCAR Street Stocks, Grand American Modifieds, Mighty Compacts and Factory Stocks take to the track Saturday, September 16. Gates open at 5 p.m. with races beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9, $6 for juniors, seniors and military. Admission is free for children 11 and under. Call 762-9200 for information.
ARCHAEOLOGY TOURS. The Center for Desert Archaeology 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.
ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. Witness breathtaking sunsets and learn about our nocturnal desert neighbors through self-exploration and guided tours on unlit paths during Saturday Summer Nights, from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturdays through September 30. Call 883-2702 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.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS. Tubac Presidio Historic State Park is looking for volunteers to help with all phases of the park's operations, from visitor services to behind-the-scenes research, maintenance and artifact care. A volunteer recruitment and orientation meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, September 13, and will include a guided tour of the museum and historic sites and living history demonstration. Call (520) 398-2252 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.
MOUNT WRIGHTSON DAY TRIP. PCC Corporate and Community Education offers a one-day hiking and natural history study tour to the summit of Mount Wrightson in the Santa Rita Mountains. This is a challenging, 10 to 12 mile hike on steep, rugged trails. Tour will be led by John Dell, and will leave Tucson from 220 E. Speedway. Carpooling will be arranged. Cost is $29. Call 884-6720 for information and departure time.
OUTDOOR CONFIDENCE. Outdoor Confidence is a new non-profit organization offering programs promoting recreational skills for kids ages 11 and older. A beginner fishing class meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at Reid Park. Cost is $15. The C.O.R.E. program teaches kids outdoor skills such as orienteering, knot tying, minimum impact and primitive camping. Call 884-9394 for information.
SEA KAYAKING SLIDES. Sally Peak will give a slide presentation on sea kayaking Baja California and the Sonoran coast at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 11, at The Dive Shop, 1702 E. Prince Road. Call 544-3720 for information.
SIERRA CLUB. The Sierra Club offers many outdoor activities including bike trips, campouts, picnics, singles events and various hikes for all levels. Call the Sierra Club at 620-6401 for information.
SKY ISLAND VACATION. A family weekend of outdoor learning with UA Extended University and Tucson Audubon Society is offered September 15 through 17 in the Chiracahua Mountains. Parents and children ages 5 to 14 will learn the natural history, climate and geology of the Chiracahuas in this weekend of bird and bug watching, hiking and cabin camping. Cost is $85 adults, $75 for children, and includes meals and accommodations. Call 621-UofA for registration and information.
FIREWOOD PERMITS. The Noglaes Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest has fuelwood applications for the annual firewood cutting season. Applications may be picked up at 2251 N. Grand Ave., Nogales, AZ, or at the Supervisor's Office, sixth floor, 300 W. Congress St. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Application fee is $50. Cutting season is October 1 through 31.
PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE. A four weekend course in Permaculture design will begins September 23. The course is offered by the Permaculture Drylands Institute, a non-profit organization offering methods for solving personal, social and environmental problems. Instructors include ethnobotanist Kevin Dahl and a team of teachers with expertise in gardening, water harvesting and building techniques. Call Barbara Rose at Silverbell Trading at 792-6852 for information and registration.
DEQ HOTLINES. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality wants you to call 622-5700 to report cars or buses spewing disgusting, health-destroying smoke. If you spot any of those wildcat dump hogs call 622-5800 with the location, license plate number and type of trash being dumped. Businesses needing hazardous waste assistance can call the Hazmat Education Helpline at 740-3346.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE. The Tucson/Pima County hazardous waste disposal site at 2440 W. Sweetwater Drive is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Friday and Saturday for household waste disposal. For more information call 740-3340.
PHONE BOOKS. The City of Tucson does not accept used phone books for recycling. Phone books can only be recycled at US West collection sites at all ABCO grocery stores through September 11.
RECYCLING. The City of Tucson is now accepting all No. 1 PETE plastic containers for curbside recycling pick-up. Residents should look for the No. 1 PETE code on the bottom of plastic bottles. 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.
GARDEN DEMONSTRATIONS. The following free demonstrations will be given at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; and at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road: September 13, It's a Good Time to Plant Trees--Even Citrus; and September 23, Arid Land Plants as Accent. Classes last about an hour. The last part of the meeting deals with plant samples brought in for identification, diagnosis and treatment. Call 628-5628 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Tucson Botanical Gardens is recruiting volunteers for its fall docent training class Friday, September 29. The ten week class will cover many aspects of gardening and landscaping in the Tucson area. Call 326-9686 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. 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. Saturdays, excluding holidays, and have experts on hand to answer all your composting questions. Call the Composting Assistance Line at 798-6215 for assistance and information on how you can compost at home.
TELEVISION: Nowhere Man on UPN (Channel 18, Mondays). This startup network has been trying desperately to find something--anything!--to bolster its lineup, which thus far has consisted of Star Trek: Voyager and a supporting cast of none. Along comes Nowhere Man, a stylish thriller which may attract a cult following. In the pilot episode, photojournalist (Bruce Greenwood) is on the verge of making the big time after an exhibition of some controversial work involving Third World death squads. He takes his wife to dinner after the show, slips into the bathroom to sneak a smoke, and when he emerges, his world has been turned upside down. His wife is gone, the waiter doesn't remember him, the locks on his studio and house have been changed, and on and on. When he tracks down his wife, she claims to be married to someone else, then claims she's just doing it to protect him. His identity has been erased, he's being pursued by men in white coats (some who carry BIG guns), and he has no idea what's going on. He's on the run and we really want to know what's going on. This has the potential to spiral into self-parodying weirdness (like Twin Peaks did), or it might maintain the energy of the pilot and hold our interest for a season or two.
BOOKS: As some of you may know, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry calls Tucson home for much of the year. He hangs out at gymnasiums, plays a wicked game of ping-pong and even owns a local bookstore. And somehow he finds time to write. In the past two years, he's done three books, two screenplays and overseen the filming of a TV mini-series. He burst onto the scene with The Last Picture Show a quarter-century ago, hit the big time with Terms of Endearment, but will always be known for his masterpiece, Lonesome Dove. And he's smart enough to know that. The book won the Pulitzer and the mini-series was the best in TV history. A couple books ago, he wrote The Streets of Laredo, a sequel to the cowboy epic. (They recently wrapped the filming of the mini-series, which stars James Garner.) Now comes a prequel to Dove, a wildly entertaining book entitled Dead Man's Walk. In it we meet Call and McCrae as teenagers, dumb as sticks, full of piss and vinegar and far more lucky than good at that point in their lives. The book begins and ends with the two men as 19-year-olds, meaning that Larry probably has a couple more books in mind to fill the gap between Walk and Dove. And we can't wait.
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