Opening This Week
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATRE. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Opening October 5 and continuing through November 4: Leap & Squeak, a production about the lives of bugs and butterflies as performed by children ages 4 through 12. This production is most appropriate for ages 3 through 13. Tickets are $4, $2 children. Call 790-0844 for reservations.
BORDERLANDS THEATRE. PCC West Campus Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road. 882-7406. October 5 and 6 only: Paul Robeson, a musical play exploring the life and times of this singer, athlete, actor and attorney. Tickets are $10 for the 10 a.m. October 5 student performance; and $15 for the 8 p.m. October 6 performance, which includes a reception. Tickets are available at Afrocentrics, Antigone Books, PCC West Campus Cashier's Office, Billie's Café and the Borderlands Administrative Office. Call 882-7406 for reservations.
a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Continuing through October 7: House of Tricks, an intense exploration of male sex-trade workers and the complex dynamics of father/son mythology written and performed by Victor Lodato. Tickets are $10. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Call 623-7852 for reservations.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through November 4: The Phantom of the Opera, based on the novel by Gaston Leroux and adapted by Peter Van Slyke. Witness the very roots of horror and laugh your head off at the same time. Tickets are $13, $8.50 for children. Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with select Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $6 to $13. Reservations required. Call 886-9428 for reservations and information.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Continuing through October 1: Double Double, a clever, romantic English thriller 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.
SERENDIPITY PLAYHOUSE. 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. 751-4445. Continuing through October 21: Rhapsody, an evening of song and dance celebrating the musical genius of the Gershwin brothers, featuring pianist Michael A. Davis. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $12 to $15. Call 751-4445 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Arizona Youth Theatre announces open auditions for Scrooge & Toyland from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, October 9, and Tuesday, October 10, at 5526 E. 22nd St. Actors ages 4 through adult are needed. Call 790-0844 for information.
CASTING CALL. Kaleidoscope Productions announces a non-paying casting call from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 30, at the Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St. Hispanic males and females are especially needed for an independent short film/comedy entitled Swamp Cooler. Appointments only. Call 318-9537.
AUDITION NOTICE. Gaslight Theater is looking for nine children for The Flight Before Christmas. Children's auditions will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 30, at the theater, 7010 E. Broadway. Bring 16 bars of prepared music. An accompanist will be provided. Call 886-9428 for information.
TEMPLE FOR RENT. The Temple of Music and Art and the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts have rental space available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call James at 884-8210 for more information.
Opening This Week
ART COMPANY. 3400 E. Speedway, No. 110. 881-1311. Opening October 2 and continuing through November 7: contemporary bronze and monoprints by Lynn Rae Lowe. There will be a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 5.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Opening September 28 and continuing through October 31: Streets are for Nobody: Homeless Women Speak, an exhibition of photographs and interviews of homeless women in Tucson, Boston and Cleveland. The Shalom House Executive Director, Debra Owen, will moderate a panel discussion entitled Voices of Homeless Women at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, October 1. A reception will follow at noon. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Closed Saturday.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Opening September 28 and continuing through October 29: mixed-media works, oils and acrylic, and gold and silver leaf images and homages by Los Angeles artist Tony de Carlo. There will be a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, September 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. 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.
TEMPLE GALLERY. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4875. Opening September 30 and continuing through November 22: paintings by Patsy Donahue. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 6.
WINGSPAN GALLERY. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 624-1779. Opening October 2 and continuing through October 31: the first annual Outober Juried Art Exhibit. There will be a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 7. Call for gallery hours.
APPARATUS GALLERY. 299 S. Park. 791-3505. Continuing through November 4: unique art objects, furnishings and accessories by Brooke Molla. Opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, October 1. Call for gallery hours.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH GALLERY. Unitarian Universalist Church. 4831 E. 22nd St. 748-1551. Continuing through October 6: Light and Shadows: Photographs By and In Memory of William E. Barksdale, 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.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through October 21: True Fiction, and exhibit by photographer Ken Rosenthal, explores our society's relationship with the media through the use of computer imaging and installation. An opening reception will meet from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, September 28. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Thursday night Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Nights. Call 792-0313 for information.
Center for Creative Photography. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. Continuing through November 5: Reframing America, featuring the works of photographers Alexander Alland, Robert Frank, John Gutmann, Otto Hagel, Hansel Mieth, Lisette Model and Marion Palfi. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through October 28: the New Artist Series, including paintings by Jo Anderson and Debra Salopek and wood sculpture by Barbara Jo McLaughlin. Regular 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 October 9: mixed-media paintings by Linda Caputo, ceramic sculpture by Gary Benna and paintings by Michael Chittock. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 7 to 9 p.m. Downtown Saturday Nights.
ECLECTIC GALLERY. 69 E. Pennington St. 620-1668. Continuing through October 31: highlights from past summer shows plus previously unknown work by Don Cowen. Works by Joseph Rheaume, Phil Perry, Scott Lieck, Beata Wehr, Susan Ewing, Monika Rossa, Mike Nolan and Konreid Muench will also be exhibited. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
ETHERTON GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through November 13: paintings by James G. Davis, prints and drawings by Luis Jimenez and portraits of Oaxacan artists by photographer Judith Golden. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and 7 to 10 p.m. Downtown Saturday Nights.
GALLERY Q. 2734 E. Grant Road. 326-6742. Continuing through November 16: contemporary art by Linda Adato, Peter Mars, Sherrie Henderson, David Duran, J.C. Delano and bronze artist Dimaro. Call for gallery hours.
GASP GALLERY. Utterback Middle School, 3233 S. Pinal Vista. 617-6100. Continuing through October 2: Colonias de Nogales, and exhibit of photographs by Miguel Gandert and Oscar Monroy Avila, presented by the Border Arts Project. Call for gallery hours.
KALEIDOSCOPE GALLERY. Unitarian Universalist Church NW. 3601 W. Cromwell Drive. 579-7094. 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.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through October 19: quilts and fiber sculpture by Trena Howard and paintings by Monika Rossa. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment.
MANLEY GALLERY. 2425 E. Fort Lowell. 321-9705. Continuing through November 4: A Father/Son Exhibit, 50 years of scenic and landscape photography by Alan and Ray Manley. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Thursdays until 7:30 p.m., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and by appointment.
MARATHON GALLERY. 1535 E. Broadway. 623-4000. Continuing through October 7: Italy in Watercolor, with new works by Sarah Schmerl, Chuck Albanese, Susan Imwalle and Diana Madaras. Call for gallery hours.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. 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.
PCC WEST CAMPUS ART GALLERY. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. Continuing through October 3: Female Problems, works by photographers Catherine Angel, Leslee Broersma, Lynne Brown and Karen Hymer-Thompson. 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.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. 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.
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 November 5: Days of the Dead: Cultural Traditions and Contemporary Inspirations, a kaleidoscope of folk arts made in Mexico for the joyful Día de los Muertos holiday. Works include papier mache skeletons, sugar skulls, cut paper banners and children's toys. Companion exhibits will display Mexican retablos and photographs by Cy Lehrer and Elaine Querry. 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.
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.
ART FOR LIFE. PACT for Life's fifth annual Life Thru Art fundraising art auction, one of the most popular charity events in Tucson, will run from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive. Tickets are $20, available from the PACT office, 801 W. Congress St. Call 770-1710 for reservations and information.
GLOBAL ART. An Evening of Global Art and Global Desserts will gather at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 1, at St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Road. Global Art Project founder Katherine Josten will show slides of works from the 1994 Global Art Project and discuss plans for the 1996 project. Donated desserts from around the world will be served. Admission is by donation. Call 299-9063 for information.
DRAWING STUDIO. The following drawing classes are being offered at the Drawing Studio, 601 S. Fifth Ave: Teen Art Studio, focusing on real life drawing and fundamental aspects of art making will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, October 1 through November 5. Drawing Fundamentals, an eight-week course from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, October 10 through November 28. Call 620-0947 for reservations and information.
ART WALK. Visit the Downtown Arts District from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, with free docent-led Art Walk tours beginning 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.
BOWL ME OVER. The Primavera Foundation hosts its annual Bowl Me Over auction Sunday, October 1, at Old Town Artisans, 186 N. Meyer Ave. The auction will feature a raffle, live music and food. Tickets are $10 and include a one-of-a-kind mug. Call 623-5111 for tickets and information.
CREATIVE CARTOONING. Steve Forrester teaches this six week step-by-step course to creating original cartoons from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, through October 28. Register up until September 30. Cost is $29. Classes meet at 2030 E. Broadway, No. 100. Call 622-0170 for information.
NAVAJO WEAVING. A course in Navajo Weaving will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, October 5 through November 30, at the Grey Dog Trading Company in Palomino Plaza, Fort Lowell and Swan Roads. Cost is $12 per session. Registration required. Call 881-6888 for registration and information.
FIND YOUR VOICE. Seeking your creativity? Want to find your voice? Do so through experiments with sound and voice, words and play. Call 544-8683 for registration and information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Entries are being accepted for the 1996 Governor's Arts Awards. This year's medium is printmaking, including but not limited to: etching, intaglio, lithograph, monoprint, mixed media, serigraph and woodcuts. Applicants must be Arizona residents and at least 18 years of age. For a prospectus send a postcard request to: Arizona Commission on the Arts, 417 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85003. Deadline is October 2.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Young artists ages 14 to 21 are invited to enter the fifth annual Gregory M. Moxley Commemorative Young Persons' Art Competition. U.S. residents are eligible to enter up to three original works in any media by sending slides or photographs. Entry fee is $15. For a prospectus, send SASE to: Fifth Annual Gregory M. Moxley Art Competition, Pat Moxley Studio/Gallery, 203 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville, WI 53545. Deadline for submissions is October 24. Call (608) 757-2999 for 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. Call the Tucson Arts District Partnership office at 624-9977 for loan applications and workshop information.
CALL TO ARTISTS. The Central Arts Collective Gallery seeks artists 18 years and older for a national juried exhibition entitled Merged Realities: A Synthesis of Art and Science, scheduled to open in February 1996. All media that portrays a fusion of art and science by subject matter and/or technology will be considered. For a prospectus, send a SASE to: Merged Realities, Central Arts Collective, 188 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85701. Call 623-5883 for information. Deadline is November 30.
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.
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.
Performances This Week
BLUEGRASS SHOW. Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd St. Front Range will perform original and traditional bluegrass at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 30. Advanced tickets are $12.50, $11.50 for TBS, TFTM, TKMA, KXCI members and seniors, and are available at The Folk Shop, Loco Records, Hear's Music, Zips University and Piney Hollow. Call 881-3947 to charge by phone ($1 service charge). Tickets are $13 at the door.
CROWDER HALL. UA College of Fine Arts. The UA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Roscigno, performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 30, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 1. Featured music will be Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5; Sebelius', Symphony No. 6 and Mozart's The Abduction from the Seragli. Tickets range from $3 to $6 and are available through the UA Fine Arts box office. Call 621-1162 for tickets and information.
GOSPEL MUSIC BENEFIT. The Arizona Kidney Foundation hosts its first annual Gospel Music Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at the Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway. Performers include the Tucson Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Southside Presbyterian Church Choir and Prince Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Choir. Tickets are $5, $2 for children under 12. Call 882-7604 or 882-9665 for information and tickets.
MARIACHI CELEBRATION. Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. In celebration of El Día de los Muertos, Tohono Chul is hosting an evening of Mariachi music with Rueben Moreno and his Mariachi Ensemble at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 5, in the Performance Garden. Cost is $5, $2 members/children.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 882-1220. Acoustic Café features the modern jazz music of the Malaby/Sellers Quartet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 3. Original compositions featured on their new CD release, Cosas, will be performed. Call 884-1220 for information.
TSO. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. Pianist Anne Marie McDermott joins Bob Bernhardt and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for a Beethoven Bonanza Thursday, September 28, and Friday, September 29. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $12 to $26 and are available through the TCC box office, TSO box office and all Dillard's box offices. Season tickets are still available. Call 882-8585 for reservations and information.
TUCSON CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Patrick Ball returns to Tucson for a concert of Celtic harp and stories at 8 p.m. Friday, September 29. Ball is known for his traditional playing and stories full of wit and enchantment. Ball will also perform at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, September 30, in the Tales of Arizona...Then & Now storytelling festival at the Arizona Historical Society. Advances tickets for the evening concert are $10, $9 for TFTM and KXCI members, and are available at Hear's Music, Loco Records, Piney Hollow, Bentley's and Rainbow Moods. Tickets are an additional $2 at the door. Call 326-5228 for information.
COFFEE HOUSE MUSIC SERIES. The Coffee House Music series continues at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road. The Barry Brothers, a versatile duo from Tucson, perform acoustic ballads and energetic Island Sounds. Hint: They've opened for such groups as The Beach Boys and Seals and Croft (as Woodlordhaven). Tickets are $5, $3 students. Call 298-1245 for reservations and information.
PLAZA SUITE. The Plaza Suite fall series continues with a performance by the Debbie Davis Blues Band at 7 p.m. Saturday September 30, at St. Philip's Plaza, 4380 N. Campbell Ave. Tickets are $7, $3 for Jazz Society members, and are available at the door only. Call the Jazz Society Hotline at 743-3399 for information.
BROWN BAG CONCERTS. Tucson Scottish Rite member Cherie Wescott will perform an organ concert featuring the music of Handel, Bach and Widor from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m., Wednesday October 4, in the Main Library Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave.
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.
MARIACHI MUSICIANS. Mariachi groups and individual singers are needed to perform at the Proyecto Nuevo Talento (young talent) showcase at the Tucson International Mariachi Conference, scheduled for April 22 to 27, 1996. Interested musicians must be 18 years of age or younger, non-professional and have traditional performing attire. For information and an application write to: T.I.M.C.--Proyecto Nuevo Talento, P.O. Box 3035, Tucson, AZ 85702. Call 884-9920 ext. 243 for information.
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.
CELTIC JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Join in the fun from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, at this weekly Celtic music jam. Everyone is welcome, with practiced players invited to join in.
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.
Opening This Week
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus, east of the main gate at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. Saturday, September 30 only: Ballet Folklorico Nacional de Chile, daring dancers and masterly musicians bring you all the hot sounds and temperament that is Chile. Tickets are available at the Centennial Hall box office. Charge tickets by calling 621-3341.
TENTH STREET DANCEWORKS. Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 22nd Street and Country Club Road. Tenth Street Danceworks presents a dynamic, joyous and high energy concert including work by UA dance professor John M. Wilson at 7:30 p.m. September 29, 30 and October 1. Music will be performed by the Tucson Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America. Admission is free.
BALLET ARIZONA. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. Opening October 6: Carmen Burana, a story based on sensuous love poems discovered in a 12th-century Benedictine monastery. Tickets range from $16 to $26 and are available Dillard's and the TCC box office. Call 882-5022 for tickets and information.
ORTS THEATRE OF DANCE. Anne Bunker, Orts Theatre of Dance Artistic Director, and company member Beth Bauman are currently enrolling both adults and children for dance classes at Ortspace, 930 N. Stone Ave. Adult classes include open modern, Horton based modern, floor barre/improvisation and low flying trapeze. Children's classes include modern/jazz and ballet. Call ORTS at 624-3799 for registration and information.
BALLROOM DANCING. The United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USABDA) of Southern Arizona will hold a dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at Armory Park, 220 S. Fifth Ave. Dancers of all levels are invited. No partner necessary. Introductory and intermediate group classes will be offered at 7 p.m. Donation is $4, $3 for members. Call 292-9853 for 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 dance as taught by world-class dancer Denise Hawthorn Bey. Children's classes in African dance and tap are also offered. Classes meet Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Fee is $7, $5 for students, $3 for children. 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.
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. $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.
TALES OF ARIZONA. The Tales of Arizona...Then & Now storytelling festival opens Friday, September 29, and continues through Saturday, September 30. Events include an opening celebration from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday on the Arizona State Museum lawn, with African dance by Juju Bey Ensemble and drumming by Mama Ritmo. Storytelling will be showcased at the Arizona State Museum, Arizona Historical Society and Old Pueblo Trolley. Fireside stories will be told from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Marshall Foundation lot at Second Street and Tyndall Avenue, and on the Geronimoz Hotel Patio. All facilities are wheelchair accessible. ASL interpretation will be provided. Call 327-4809 or 621-6302 for information.
WINE TASTING. Clayton Baum of Remy Amerique will host The Great Wines of Antinori at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, October 1, in the Metro Room at Presidio Grill, 3352 E. Speedway. Cost is $20 per person. Reservations required. Call The Rumrunner at 326-1021 for reservations and information.
PROJECT ISAIAH. The Jewish New Year signals the kick-off for Project Isaiah, the Jewish community's drive for the Community Food Bank, continuing through October 15. Canned soups, fruits and vegetables and dry staples are needed. Project Isaiah will also provide placemats that educate on hunger and the importance of helping those in need. Call 298-2367 or 884-9405.
FARMERS MARKET. A summer evening farmers market meets from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through September 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.
WOMEN'S CONFERENCE. The YWCA presents the seventh annual Women's Leadership Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, October 6, at the Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Dr. This year's theme, Invisible Barriers to Success, will feature an overview of leadership issues for women in the workplace and community leadership roles. Sarah Weddington will be the keynote speaker. Cost is $65 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Reservations required. Call the YWCA at 884-7810 for reservations and information.
BOLA TIE BALL. Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona hosts its sixth Bola Tie Ball at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at the Westward Look Resort. Cost is $50 per person, $500 for a reserved table. Raffle tickets for a trip for two to Cabo San Lucas are $10, available from Planned Parenthood. Call 624-1761 for reservations and information.
BOOKSIGNING. The Haunted Bookshop. 7211 N. Northern Ave. 297-4843. David King Dunaway, editor of Writing the Southwest and executive producer of the radio series upon which the book is based, will autograph copies of the book from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 30.
BOOKSIGNING. Kid's Center. 1725 N. Swan Road. 322-KIDS. Children's author and illustrator Tony Johnston will autograph copies of her popular children's books from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 30.
LAMPLIGHT READING. The Lamplight Reading Series continues at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 1, at The Grill, 100 E. Congress St. Martin Hewlett, author of Sangre de Cristo, and Tucson writer Walker Thomas will be featured. Call 743-0940 for information.
UA POETRY. Poet Michael Collier will read published and unpublished works at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, at the Modern Languages Building auditorium on the UA campus. The reading is free and open to the public. An informal reception will follow. Call 621-5566 for information.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS. Teach someone to read. Become a tutor for literacy volunteers of Pima County. Basic Literacy workshop scheduled for October 7 and 14. Call 884-8337 for information.
ANTIGONE MOVES. As of October 1, Antigone Books will be located at 411 N. Fourth Ave., just two blocks north of its current location. Call 792-3715 for information.
OUTDOOR CONFIDENCE. Outdoor Confidence is a new non-profit organization offering programs promoting recreational skills for kids ages 11 and older. 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.
UNIVERSAL CHILDREN'S DAY. The first annual Universal Children's Day will gather from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 1, on the UA mall. The event's theme is "Raising the First Prejudice-free Generation." Activities, information booths and games will emphasize this theme.
STORYTIME. The Haunted Bookshop. 7211 N. Northern Ave. 297-4843. Special guest Betty Leavengood will share her Tucson ABC Coloring and Activity Book at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 30. Refreshments will be served.
SEEK SATURDAYS. The UA Extended University offers SEEK Saturdays to allow parents to learn and explore with their children in a variety of programs designed for children ages 5 to 14 years. Activities include hiking, mountain-bike riding, archery, artistic endeavors and more. Individual SEEK Saturdays range in price from $10 to $69 and include all materials, bikes, archery gear, etc. Call the UA Extended University at 621-UofA for registration and information.
SAT AND COLLEGE PREP. Sweating over the S.A.T.? Tucson-Pima Libraries and Princeton Review offer the following free workshops: 10 a.m. September 30, at Woods Library, 3455 N. First Ave.; and 2 p.m. September 30 at Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia 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, October 3, at Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot 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.
VOLLEYBALL CHALLENGE. Get set for the second annual Southern Arizona Volleyball Challenge for Easter Seals Saturday, September 30, at De Anza Park, 1000 N. Stone Ave. Double elimination with competitive and recreational divisions. All teams receive a barbecue and drinks, team grab bag and t-shirts. Team fee is $175. All proceeds benefit Easter Seals. Call Easter Seals at 745-6222 for registration and information.
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.
WILDCAT BBQ. Meet the UA football players and coaching staff at the 23rd annual Meet the Wildcats BBQ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 1, at Reid Park, Ramada No. 20, located near Country Club Road and 22nd Street. Event features live music, dancing and a pit beef barbecue. Cost is $6, available at the gate. Call 321-8167 for information.
SABINO CANYON TOURS. Call Old Pueblo Archaeology Center to reserve a space on a guided tour of the Sabino Canyon Ruin, one of Tucson's largest ancient Hohokam Indian villages. Tours will leave every hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 30. Reserved tickets must be picked up prior to September 29 from the OPA office at 1000 E. Fort Lowell Road. The tour is free, but a $2 donation is suggested. Call 327-3509 for reservations and information.
SAN PEDRO HIKES. The Friends of the San Pedro River, BLM and San Pedro Conservation Area (NCA), are sponsoring a series of fall hikes October 21 through December 9. Hikes range in difficulty and duration, and include photographic ventures to the Little Boquillas Ranch/Boston Mill, Charleston/Indian rock art and Clanton Ranch Road. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, dress properly for weather conditions and bring food and a minimum of one quart of water per person. Pre-registration is required. Call (520) 459-2555 or (520) 458-3559 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.
PAWS TO RECYCLE. Help keep the environment clean and keep a homeless animal safe and warm with PAWS to Recycle, a nationwide aluminum-can recycling program to benefit local animal shelters. Animal lovers are encouraged to call the Hermitage Cat Shelter at 571-7839 to arrange for pick-ups or drop-offs at various locations throughout the month of October.
RECYCLING. You can drop off your recyclables 24 hours a day at the following neighborhood centers: 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.
TREE PLANTING WORKSHOP. Trees for Tucson and the Tucson Botanical Gardens will conduct a tree care workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at the Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Registration is $8 per person, and seating is limited. Call 326-9686 for information.
IRIS WORKSHOP. The Tucson Area Iris Society is sponsoring a Timely Seminar for New (and Still-Learning) Iris Growers from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road; and from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, October 1, at TBG, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. The workshop will cover soil preparation, planting, feeding and general care of garden and potted irises. Call 751-1696 or 296-1074 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 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Guided tours of the gardens are offered at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; and "Birds and Gardening" tours will be at 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Admission to the Botanical Gardens is $3, $2 for seniors, and free for children under 12. Call 326-9255 for information.
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