Opening This Week
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Opening October 5 and continuing through November 4: Leap & Squeak, the exciting lives of bugs and butterflies as performed by actors ages four through 12. This production is most appropriate for ages three through 13. 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.
ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4875. Opening October 7 and continuing through October 21: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tickets for the gala opening October 7, including pre-show cocktail party, performance and dinner/dance featuring jazz by Dennis Rowland, range from $125 to $150. Post-performance discussions with ATC cast/staff members will be held October 10, 11 and 18. Tickets for regular performances range from $17 to $26 and are available at the ATC box office and all Dillard's box offices. Charge tickets by calling 622-2823.
BORDERLANDS THEATRE. PCC West Campus Proscenium Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 882-7406. October 5 and 6 only: Paul Robeson, a two-actor play to music, which explores the life and times of this singer, athlete, actor and attorney. There will be a 10 a.m. matinee October 5 and an 8 p.m. performance October 6. Tickets for Friday's performance are $15 and include a reception. Tickets are $10 with student discounts, and 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.
DESERT PLAYERS. Tucson Performing Arts Center. 408 S. Sixth Ave. 721-2580. Opening October 6 and continuing through October 15: California Suite, a new production of Neil Simon's classic comedy. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8, $6 seniors/students, and are available at the door. Call 721-2580 for reservations, group rates and information.
GAY COMEDY JAM. Laff's Comedy Caffe. 2900 E. Broadway. 323-8669. Single performance Tuesday, October 10 only: Gay Comedy Jam: Freedom Tour, featuring the stand-up comedy of Scott Kennedy and Kevin Maye, in celebration of National Coming Out Day. Advance tickets are $12, $15 at the door plus tax. Call 323-8669 for tickets and information.
MAT BEVEL INSTITUTE. 211 S. Fremont Ave., near South Park Avenue and Broadway. 622-0192. Opening October 6 and continuing through October 14: Kinetic Yankee, the first in a four-part series of Surrealistic Pop Science Theatre. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5, $20 for season tickets. Call 622-0192 for reservations and information.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through November 4: The Phantom of the Opera, adapted by Peter Van Slyke. 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.
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.
a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress. 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.
CALL TO STORYTELLERS. The Young Adult Advisory Council of Mesa Public Library seeks amateur, semi-professional and professional young adult and adult storytellers to participate in Phantasmagoria, a Halloween storytelling contest, at 7 p.m. October 30. Prizes will be awarded for scary stories and humorous tales. Contestants must pre-register. There is no entry fee. Call the Mesa Public Library at 644-2734 for an entry form and information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Youth Theatre announces open auditions for Scrooge & Toyland from 4 to 7 p.m. October 9 and 10, at 5526 E. 22nd St. Actors ages 4 through adult are needed. Call 790-0844 for information.
TICKET ALERT. Season tickets for the Mat Bevel Institute's 1995-'96 Surrealistic Pop Science Theatre are available for only $20. Performances include Kinetic Yankee, No Cares for Millionaires, The Home for Lonely Men and Jet Set Jettison. Call 622-0192 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. The second annual National Hispanic Playwriting 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. 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.
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
BERTA WRIGHT. 260 E. Congress St., 882-7043; and Foothills Mall, 742-4134. Opening October 5 and continuing through October 26: Horsefeathers!, featuring equine and avian themes by contemporary and folk artists working in diverse media. The Congress Street location is open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday Night and Thursday Night Art Walk. The Foothills Mall location is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Opening October 5 and continuing through October 28: paintings by Ned Gray, sculptures and drawings by Joan Sullivan Marum and paintings by Jennifer Sullivan Carney. There will be a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 7. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday nights and Thursday Art Walks.
JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. UA campus, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. Opening October 5 and continuing through October 29: Sisters and Brothers, an art installation by Ruth Weisburg. A 30-minute dance performance will be given at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, October 8, as part of the exhibit. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
KALEIDOSCOPE GALLERY. Unitarian Universalist Church NW. 3601 W. Cromwell Drive. 579-7094. Opening October 6 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m., and continuing through November 2: clay masks depicting animals, humans, mythological creatures, nature's spirits and astrological figures by local artists Richard Dorothy, Gail Heney, Mary Angela Taylor and Cynthia Tierra. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday, Friday and by appointment.
MELIORA GALLERY. 178 E. Broadway. 792-9544. Opening October 7 with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. and continuing through November 30: An Innovative Tradition: 25 Years of Design, featuring projects by Architecture One, Ltd. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
PCC WEST CAMPUS ART GALLERY. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. Opening October 9 with a reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and continuing through November 7: paintings by Josh Goldberg, sculpture by Elizabeth Ingraham and large-scale drawings by Dale Leys. Dale Leys will present a slide lecture from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 9, in the Recital Hall. 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.
SHANE HOUSE GALLERY. 218 S. Fourth Ave. 623-2577. Opening October 5 with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m., and continuing through October 31: Vision Alliance, part two of an exhibition of photographs by John Wellbeloved, Amanda Hunter, John Christiansen, William A. Wiggins III and Fred Gonzalez. Call for gallery hours.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue in the Fine Arts Complex. 621-7567. Opening October 8 and continuing through November 26: Recent Aquisitions: The 1990s, an exhibit in honor of the museum's 40th anniversary and the collection of more than 4,000 pieces of art acquired during those years. There will be an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 8. Curator of Collections Peter Briggs will discuss the exhibition at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 11. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed on Saturdays. Admission is free.
APPARATUS GALLERY. 299 S. Park Ave. 791-3505. Continuing through November 4: unique art objects, furnishings and accessories by Brooke Molla. Call for regular gallery hours.
ART COMPANY. 3400 E. Speedway No. 110. 881-1311. Opening October 9 and continuing through October 14: watercolor and acrylics by Donna Ramaeker. There will be a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 12.
ART!! GALLERY. El Mercado. 6328 E. Broadway. 745-8586. Continuing through November 14: Watercolors on Sunflowers by Dorothy Coventry and pottery by Ann Penton. Also works by Grace Calterone, Irene Ferguson , Karen Hancock, Helen Villanueva, Stephanie Wind, Susan Woodward Sullivan, and potters Carolyn Brown and Joy Holdread. 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 October 21: True Fiction, an exhibit by photographer Ken Rosenthal exploring society's relationship with the media through the use of computer imaging and installation. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Thursday 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. The exhibit explores the artistic and social visions of seven European émigré photographers and how they helped shape a new photographic language and vision of America. 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, featuring 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.
DESERT ARTISANS GALLERY. 6536-A Tanque Verde, La Plaza Shops. 722-4412. Continuing through October 31: Patterns and Textures of Art. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
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 11: 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.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. 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. 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. Continuing through October 29: mixed-media, oils, acrylic and gold- and silver-leaf images and homages by Los Angeles artist Tony de Carlo. 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.
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.
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, 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment.
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. A number of artists will also be featured. An artists' reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 6. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through November 11: Architectonics, 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.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY EAST. 6538 E. Tanque Verde Road, No. 160. 298-5995. Continuing through October 31: fine jewelry by Kyle Design, Anne Farella and Ann Childs. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
SHIRLEE SIEVEKE STUDIO-GALLERY. 4870 Territory Loop. 529-7293. Continuing: southwest landscapes by Shirlee Sieveke. Gallery hours are by appointment.
TEMPLE GALLERY. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4875. Continuing through November 22: paintings by Patsy Donahue. Opening reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 6.
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 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.
WINGSPAN GALLERY. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 624-1779. Continuing through October 31: the first annual Outober Juried Art Exhibit. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 7. Call for gallery 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.
SECOND SUNDAY. The UA College of Fine Arts presents the Second Sunday Arts Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at the UA Arts Oasis, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. This event is a lively celebration of the arts featuring free entertainment, exhibits, demonstrations and interactive events. Call the UA College of Fine Arts at 621-1301 for information.
TEACHERS/ARTISTS NEEDED. Artists and teachers of various disciplines are needed to teach eight-week sessions for the Pima County Parks and Recreation after-school programs. Sites include elementary schools and recreation centers in Tucson, Ajo, Arivaca, Avra Valley, Catalina, Littletown, Rillito, Sahuarita, South Tucson and Vail. Interviews will begin October 10. Call the Tucson/Pima Arts Council at 624-0595, ext. 20, for an application an information.
CALL TO ARTISTS. Wolf Gallery, 9600 N. Oracle Road, and the Oro Valley Neighborhood Coalition are now accepting entries in slide format for an upcoming fine art exhibit to celebrate the beauty of the desert and enhance awareness of endangered riparian habitats. This event will be a fundraiser designed to promote ecological awareness. Call Carolyn Brown at 297-9063 for information.
CALL TO ARTISTS. Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative is now accepting applications and slides for its artist roster. Applicants must be Tucson residents working in the visual arts, not currently pursuing a degree and willing to contribute their time to gallery operations. Dues is a monthly $35. For an application and instructions, send SASE to: Dinnerware Roster, 135 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701. Deadline for materials is November 7.
CALL TO ARTISTS. Table spaces are currently available for the Southwest Artists Show & Sale taking place UA Homecoming weekend, November 11-12, at the Plaza Hotel on Campbell Avenue. For an application, send SASE to: Song Dog Studio, 1460 E. Grimaldi, Tucson, AZ 85737. Deadline is October 15.
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.
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.
FLAIR A FAIR. Booths are still available for the fifth annual Southwest Flair A-Fair fine arts and crafts fair to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters. The fair will be from noon to 9 p.m. November 3 and 4 at Trail Dust Town on Tanque Verde Road. Call 624-2447 for information.
NAVAJO WEAVING. A course in Navajo Weaving will be meet 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 TO ARTISTS. Eclectic Gallery seeks submissions for a small works juried exhibition opening December 2. Artists with works less than 10 x 12 inches are encouraged to submit. For a prospectus, send SASE to: Eclectic Gallery, P.O. Box 2066, Tucson, AZ 85702. Deadline is November 10. Call 620-1668 for information.
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 is seeking 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 TO ARTISTS. NuWest Gallery, 2526 E. Sixth St., seeks 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.
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
BERGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. 1200 W. Speedway. The Tannahill Weavers, Scotland's most well-known traditional band, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, October 6. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original and traditional ballads. All seating is reserved. Tickets range from $10 to $15. Outlets include Hear's Music, Loco Records and Piney Hollow. Charge by phone by calling 881-3947 ($1 charge).
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA Campus, Main Gate at Park Avenue and University Blvd. 621-3341. Midori, violin, a performance by the famed violinist at 8 p.m. Friday, October 6. Winton Marsalis & the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra brings the best of the new generation of jazz at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 10. Call the Centennial Hall box office at 621-3341 for tickets and information.
CROWDER HALL. UA Campus, College of Fine Arts. The Faculty Recital Series continues at 8 p.m. Monday, October 9, with Clap Yo' Hands: The Songs of George Gershwin, featuring Tom Ervin on trombone, Jeffrey Haskell on piano and vocalist Jack Neubeck. Tickets range from $3 to $8 and are available through the UA Fine Arts box office or by calling 621-1162.
EASTSIDE ARTIST SERIES. Christ Church United Methodist Church, 655 N. Craycroft Rd. 327-1116. Soprano Nancy Davis Booth opens up the series with a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 8. Ms. Booth will be joined by horn player Jacquelyn Sellers and pianist Alexander Tentser. The program's theme will range from classical to big band. Tickets are $5 at the door.
FAMILY CONCERT. Singer/songwriter Peter Alsop presents a free performance entitled, Music and Humor for Kids and People Who Once Were, from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 6, at UMC, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Seating is limited. Call 694-6317 for reservations and information.
HOLSCLAW RECITAL HALL. UA campus, located at the south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. 621-2998. Organist David Burton Brown will perform at 2: 30 p.m. Sunday, October 8, featuring Sonata on the 94th Psalm by Julius Reubke in its entirety. Free and open to the public. Call 621-2998 for information.
MARIACHI CELEBRATION. Tohono Chul, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. In celebration of Día de los Muertos, Tohono Chul hosts 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.
MOVEABLE MUSICAL FEAST. Join the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for its first Moveable Musical Feast of the season on Saturday, October 7, at the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. in the Ironwood Courtyard, followed by a chamber music performance at 6:30 p.m., dinner and a final string quartet performance in the Desert Garden. Tickets are $60 per person and can only be purchased through the TSO box office. Van transportation is available from El Con Mall for $8.50, reservations required. Call the TSO at 882-8585 for reservations and information.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Listen to the toe-tapping, rhythmic music of Doug Winch, who describes himself as "a guy who makes up songs and plays guitar and harmonica," at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, in the cozy Acoustic Café. Admission at the door is $5, $4 for TFTM, TKMA, KXCI and TBS members. Join country & western singer, cowboy yodeler and band leader Don Walser and his Pure Texas Band for an evening of honky-tonk and western swing dance music at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 11. Advance tickets are $7, $5 for KXCI members and are available at Hear's Music, Loco Records, Mars-Hall Music Center and KXCI. Tickets at the door are $9, $7 members. Call KXCI at 623-1000 for information or to charge tickets.
PLAZA SUITE. The Plaza Suite fall series continues with the fusion of hard bop and the swinging gospel tradition with the Jae Sinnett Trio, featuring Cyrus Chestnut, at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 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 Dupre and Purvis from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 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.
RECORD/CD CONVENTION. The Tucson Area Record Collectors of Arizona will hold their first annual Record and CD Convention from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 7, at the Fire Fighter Union Hall, 2264 E. Benson Hwy. Admission is $2, $1 with two cans of food for the Food Bank. Early admission between 7 and 9 a.m. is $4. Some proceeds will benefit KXCI radio and the Community Food Bank. For information call Bob "Pepe" Galvez at Last Wax Records, 798-1668.
MUSICIANS NEEDED. String players of all levels are invited to attend a monthly gathering to play in duets, trios and quartets with the Tucson Adult Amateur String Players Association at 1: 30 p.m. Sunday, October 8. No audition is necessary. Call 886-7754 for meeting location and information.
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 further 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.
MUSICIANS NEEDED. The Foothills Phil, a community intergenerational orchestra 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 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.
MUSICIANS NEEDED. The Civic Orchestra of Tucson seeks musicians interested in performing symphonic music. This volunteer community orchestra rehearses weekly and performs several concerts a season. Call Dr. Herschel Kreloff, Artistic Director, at 325-3002 for information about membership and auditions.
MUSICIANS NEEDED. The Catalina Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Enrique Lasansky, is recruiting string, woodwind and brass musicians. The orchestra offers an exciting opportunity to perform with an orchestra recognized for its quality and originality. Call Enrique Lasansky at 327-4721 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Tucson Masterworks Chorale seeks members for its 46th season. Rehearsals are held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, at Grace St. Paul Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. All levels welcome. Call 884-3506 for information.
BLUEGRASS JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Join in the fun from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, at this monthly bluegrass music jam. Everyone is welcome, with practiced players invited to join in.
Opening This Week
BALLET ARIZONA. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. October 6 only: 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.
JAZZ DANCE SHOWCASE. The Arizona Jazz Dance Showcase leaps into action October 6 through 8 on the UA campus. The weekend will be filled with master classes and performances. Some Serious Style, a fashion show of dance and wearable art at 8 p.m. Friday, October 6, in the Student Union Ballroom. Cost is $15. The Invitational Dance Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 7, at Crowder Hall. Individual tickets are $7. A $69 package includes master classes and performances for the whole weekend. Call 621-4698 for reservations and information.
BALLROOM DANCING. Trip the light fantastic to the sounds of live music from 8 to 11 p.m. every Wednesday at Let's Dance Club, 6245 E. Bellevue. Singles and couples of all skill levels are welcome. Enjoy numerous theme dress occasions with a large, romantic, decorated ballroom to match. Cost is $7, $5 members. Free group dance lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. for members. Annual membership is $20. Call 885-4599 for information.
DANCERS NEEDED. The Kalinka Russian Dance Ensemble, in association with the UA Balalaika Orchestra, seeks both children and adults who are experienced dancers in any field. Dancers will learn Russian, Ukrainian and Polish folk dances in theatrical style as well as give regular performances. Costumes are provided. Technique class and rehearsals are held once a week. Call Richard Holden, director and choreographer, at 743-7976 for information.
DANCE WORKSHOP. A dance/performance workshop will be held from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. Thursday, October 5 and 12, at the Zenith Center, 330 E. Seventh St. The workshop has been organized by Jon McNamara with the cooperation of the Zenith Dance Collective. Cost is $6.50 per class. Call 321-0493 for reservations and information.
TICKET ALERT. 1995-96 season tickets for Ballet Arizona are 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.
ZOOCSON '95. The Tucson Zoological Society hosts the third annual ZOOcson fundraising event to benefit the Reid Park Zoo from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 7, at Reid Park Zoo, 22nd Street east of Country Club Road. Twenty-four restaurants will provide tasty tidbits for sampling, along with live music and live and silent-bid auctions. Advance tickets are $30, $35 at the door. Call 881-4753 for ticket reservations and information.
MARTIAL ARTS FEST. The White Dragon Martial Arts Festival begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 7, at Mulcahy YMCA, 5085 S. Old Nogales Hwy. The Red Nation Warriors will perform opening ceremonies with American Indian warrior dances, song and music. Various forms of the martial arts will be presented by Grand Masters and school groups. School groups wishing to perform may still sign up. Cost is $5, $3 children age 5 and older. Call Mulcahy YMCA at 294-1449 for registration and information.
SUKKAH AUCTION. The Sukkah Auction and Family Day gathers from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at the JCC, 3800 E. River Road. Each sukkah, built especially for this event by several of Tucson's finest architects and builders, will find a new home through silent auction. Childrens crafts will be offered throughout the afternoon, along with a variety of Southwestern vendors, salsa tasting and cooking demonstrations. Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz will tell The Story of Sukkot at 1:30 p.m. and Israeli dance and instruction will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome. Call 299-3000 for information.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. Experience art and culture with exciting street performances, self-guided historic and art tours and exotic foods from noon to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 7. The TSO Wind Trio will perform a free Just For Kids concert at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. The first annual La Onda Music Festival sounds off as the host of Downtown Saturday Night, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. La Onda bands will perform all over the Arts District; and the TSO Brass Quintet shines in Arizona Alley. Horse-drawn wagon rides are a new addition to the evening. If performance art is your thing, check out Cabaret Magritte in the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave. Pick up a program of events at the information booth at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Congress Street. Call 624-9977 for events and information.
NAM JAM. The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 106 proudly presents the ninth annual Nam Jam from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at the Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, near 22nd Street and Country Club Road. Live music, carnival games, food and refreshments are included in the largest gathering of Veterans in the Southwest. Proceeds benefit the Escalante and Esperanza transitional housing communities. Trolleys will run from El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, Southgate Shopping Center and El Con Mall beginning at 9:30 a.m. Free and open to the public. Call 795-2223 for information.
FUNDRAISING FIESTA. Kaleidoscope Productions announces a Showcase Fundraising Fiesta from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at Carlos Murphy's, 419 W. Congress St. The event will help support their upcoming independent film production Swamp Cooler, a short comedy, directed by Sean Sandefur, funded in part by the Tucson/Pima Arts Council. The film has also been approved for membership by the Arizona Council for the Media Arts. A hand-painted swamp cooler, folk art and t-shirts will be available for show and sale.
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.
PARADE ENTRIES NEEDED. Motorized and non-motorized entries are being accepted for the first annual Downtown Holiday Parade scheduled for Friday, November 24, sponsored by the Tucson Arts District Partnership, Downtown Business Association, Downtown Arts and Retail Alliance, the Holiday Inn City Center with the City of Tucson and other downtown groups. This year's theme is "Peace on Earth." Floats are especially needed. Businesses, non-profit organizations and community groups are encouraged to become involved. Deadline for parade entries is October 13. Call Officer Terri McMacken at 791-4499, ext. 1583, for information and entry forms.
THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW. Jewish Family & Children's Services of Southern Arizona celebrates its 54th anniversary event, The Promise of Tomorrow, in honor of Irene Sarver and the Gary I. and Jack J. Sarver Counseling Center Wednesday, October 11, in the Ballroom of the Westin La Paloma Resort. Event includes cocktails, silent auction, dinner and program. Jewish Family and Children's Services is a non-sectarian social service agency which has served people of all races, religions and ethnic origins since 1941. Call 795-0300 for reservations, silent auction donations 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. Event features the music of the Dayna Wagner Band, with added entertainment including a Quick Draw contest and carnival booths. Proceeds benefit the Henry Quinto Educational Endowment Fund, providing workshops on HIV and AIDS prevention, Youth-at-Risk after school sexuality programs, "Healthy Foundation" training for pre-school and child-care center staff and teacher training for sexuality education. 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.
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.
RESEARCH GRANTS. The Tucson/Pima Public Library offers free orientations to the Main Library's Grants Collection, which contains information on foundation and government grants for non-profit organizations and individuals. All workshops are held from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. in the Main Library, third floor, 101 N. Stone Ave. Workshops are scheduled for October 12 and 26. Call Jean Lewis at 791-4393 for information.
TUCSON HERBAL COALITION. The Tucson Herbal Coalition will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 9, at the Zenith Center, 330 E. Seventh St. Teresa Newberry will discuss Desert Flower Essences. Lectures are open to the public. Donations accepted. Call Lois at 883-0377 for information.
UA LECTURE. Architect Nina Veregge will discuss human landscapes of the greater Southwest at 12:30 p.m. Friday, October 6, at the UA Center for Creative Photography, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. Free and open to the public. Call 621-6751 for information.
LECTURE FOR PEACE. Northern Irish poet and peace activist Michael Longley presents a Meditation and Elegies About Political Violence at 6 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at Harvill Auditorium, Room 150, on the UA campus. A discussion will follow. Longley will give a poetry reading at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 7, also at Harvill Auditorium.
CAMP COOKING. The Southern Arizona Paddlers Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, October 9, at The Dive Shop, 1702 E. Prince Road. Gil and Betty Evans will discuss food dehydrating and camp cooking for river trips. Call Bob Crawford at 544-3720 for information.
FIESTA IN MENLO PARK. The following free lectures are being offered at El Centro Cultural de Las Americas, 40 W. Broadway: Belen Ramirez, Matt Perri and Lilian Lopez Grant will discuss Fiesta en Menlo Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 8. Call 290-9764 or 751-3895 for information.
MAKING HISTORY. The Jewish Historical Society is hosting a slide lecture by Dr. Gerald Barkan at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at the Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. Second St. Dr. Barkan will offer a new perspective based on his 1995 visit to Israel, his first in 27 years. Call 628-5774 for information.
ANGELS IN ACTION. The public is invited to a free lecture/discussion by Robert H. Kirven, author of Angels in Action, What Swedenborg Saw and Heard, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 6, at Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road. Rev. Kirven will discuss who angels are and how they interact with humans. Call 298-1245 for information.
BOOKSIGNING. UA Harvill Building, Room 150. Emily Benedek will sign copies of her latest novel, Beyond the Four Corners of the World: A Navajo Woman's Journey, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 11. Benedek is widely known for her book The Wind Won't Know Me, covering the Hopi/Navajo land dispute. Call the ASUA Bookstore at 621-2814 for information.
LITERATURE IN MINIATURE. The Tucson Miniature Society hosts the 18th annual Miniature Show and Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 7, at the Tucson Women's Club, 6245 E. Bellevue. Cost is $3, $1.50 for children 12 years and under. No strollers please. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Comstock Children's Foundation. Call 578-9248 for information.
BOOKSALE. The Friends of the UA Library and the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society join together for a monster book sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, at the UA Main Library. All books not sold by 2 p.m. will be auctioned off in a single lot at 2:15 p.m., to be removed immediately by the successful bidder. Call 621-6444 or 621-4695 for information.
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.
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.
LIBRARY ACTIVITIES. Put on your favorite pajamas and listen to spooky Halloween stories during Halloween Bedtime at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, at River Center Library, 5605 E. River Road. Most appropriate for ages 2 through 6. Call 791-4979. The School Age Book Club, for second through sixth graders, meets at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Call 791-5021 for information.
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.
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.
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 information.
TUSD MEETING. A TUSD Governing Board Special Study Session will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, at Tucson High Magnet School, 400 N. Second Ave. There will be a multi-media presentation, architectural displays of all 106 schools and awards and acknowledgements. Call 617-7303 for information.
GREEN FIELDS SCHOOL. Green Fields Country Day School, 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra, will offer its admission test to prospective students from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 7. Parents are welcome to tour the campus while their children take the test. Green Fields is a co-educational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school for students in grades 4 through 12. Call Carole Knapp at 297-2288 for registration and information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Women volunteers are urgently needed as phone mentors for young women who return to their community after participating in Job Corps training. These women need personal guidance and emotional support to help them assess and meet their current and future needs. Call Women In Community Service, Inc., at 792-3015 for information.
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 next meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, October 8. Call Leslie at 745-5677, or Jean at 745-6777, for information and meeting location.
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.
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.
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.
GRIEF WORKSHOP. Children and Grief will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, at Sam Lema Library, 1607 S. Sixth Ave. Participants will learn methods to assist children who are experiencing a loss or separation. Call Julie Mack at La Frontera, 884-9920 ext. 291, for registration and 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. Awareness in Parenting and Infant Massage classes are now forming. The Parent Connection also offers a meeting site, library, indoor/outdoor play areas and referral to community resources for families. Additional class and lecture series and support groups are available. Call 321-1500 for registration and information.
ARCHAEOLOGY TOURS. The Center for Desert Archaeology now 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.
SAN PEDRO HIKES. A series of fall hikes will be offered 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.
PACK RATS. Puzzling over the virtues of an internal vs. external frame Pack? Come to Bob's Bargain Barn, 2230 N. Country Club Road, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, for a free seminar on the different designs, applications and loading of internal frame packs. Call 325-3409 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.
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.
SIERRA CLUB. The Sierra Club offers many outdoor activities including bike trips, campouts, picnics, singles events and various hikes for all levels. The second annual Sierra Club Fundraising Dinner will be held Wednesday, October 18, at Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St. Jim Baca, former director of the BLM will be the guest speaker. Cost is $50 per person. Reservations required. Call the Sierra Club at 620-6401 for 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 recycle program benefiting local animal shelters throughout the month of October. 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 town.
FIREWOOD PERMITS. The Nogales 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.
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.
RECYCLING. The following neighborhood drop-off centers are open 24 hours daily: 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.
WILDFLOWER WORKSHOP. A workshop entitled Wildflower Gardening With the Experts will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 7, at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road. Learn the secrets for success with wildflowers from horticulturist Julie Emmett. Cost is $20, $10 members. Pre-registration is required. Call 883-3022 for reservations and information.
GARDEN DEMONSTRATIONS. The following free, one-hour 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: October 11, Rose Planting and Pruning; and October 18, It's Time to Sow Wildflower Seeds. Call 628-5628 for information.
BOTANICAL GARDENS. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The annual Fall Plant Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 7, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 8. Learn about the pleasures of wildflower gardening October 7, 14 and 28. Each session will deal with different aspects of gardening. Cost is $30, $26 TBG members. Guided tours of the gardens are offered at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; and "Birds and Gardening" tours will meet 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.
DESERT SURVIVORS. Desert Survivors, a non-profit nursery that employs and trains adults with disabilities, will have its annual fall plant sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 7, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at 1020 W. Starr Pass Blvd. A huge variety of locally grown desert trees, shrubs and groundcover will be available. Call 791-9309 for information.
TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS. The Master Composters of the Tucson Organic Gardeners offer free lectures at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Lectures are preceded by a mini-market of organic produce, plant seeds and related gardening items. A compost maintenance site is also maintained at TBG with Master Composters on site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday to answer questions. All lectures are free and open to the public. Call the Compost Assistance Line at 798-6215; or call 883-0377 for information.
BOOKS. LA's Dream by Walter Mosley. We've always been fascinated by looks at life in Los Angeles before the flood of postwar Boomer families turned it into a 90-mile-long free-enterprise zone of subdivisions, shopping malls and just enough roads to keep everybody in a traffic jam for life. Mosley's books, including Devil With A Blue Dress, which has been made into a motion picture starring Denzel Washington, provide a rich and disturbing look at L.A. in the Forties, as seen through the eyes of Easy Rawlins, a black, unlicensed private detective working the really mean streets of this would-be paradise. All three of Mosley's books (including Dress and Black Betty) are rich in the noire feeling reminiscent of Raymond Chandler. But they're also wonderful in their portrayal of black life in a city which was supposedly open and modern, but was (and is), among the most brutally segregated in the United States. Rawlins' life isn't easy, but it's compelling--whether he's checking out the vibrant local jazz scene, ducking racist cops (what, you thought Fuhrman was the first?), or simply trying desperately to meet the mortgage payment on his modest house. See the movie first if you must, and then see if you don't want to read all three.
TELEVISION. Murder One on ABC. The most-hyped new show lives up to its advance notice and then some. The latest show from Steven Bochco (Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue) is unique in its focus and brilliant in its delivery. Murder One will focus its entire 22-show season on one murder, in this case a brutal sex-slaying of a 15-year-old girl by either a drug-addled movie star bad boy, a slimy philanthropist or possibly an unknown assailant. The first two episodes dealt with the discovery of the murder, a quick arrest, some pre-trial motions and the kicking into gear of the high-powered law firm that will end up representing not one, but both of the major suspects. The writing is so sharp and the acting so dead-on, viewers can't help being drawn in and hooked on a season-long attempt to resolving the case. One thing, ABC was smart enough to start the show off in the strong NYPD Blue time slot on Tuesdays, but in October will switch it to Thursdays at 9 p.m., against the top-rated ER. I guess that's why God invented the VCR.
MUSIC. Fantasy by Mariah Carey. I know, I know. In a perfect world, Mariah Carey would be taken to a deserted island along with Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston and Madonna, where they would all be made to fight it out until only one was left standing, and then that person would be strafed by a plane flown by Barbra Streisand. I'm sorry, did I say that out loud? Anyway, we're not big Mariah Carey fans here, but her latest single is just as infectious as all get out, thanks mainly to its liberal sampling of Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love," one of our favorite butt-bumping songs of all time. We're not suggesting you spend money for a Mariah Carey product, but when it comes on the radio, turn it up, bounce along with it, then go in the garage and get out that old Tom Tom Club cassette. We did.
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