October 26 - November 1, 1995

Cheap Thrills

OPENING BORDERS: Borders Books and Music is more than a gigantic retail store: It's a community cultural and social center with readings, workshops, booksignings and children's events galore. Get acquainted with just how cutting edge Borders is at their grand opening celebration Friday through Sunday at 4235 N. Oracle Road. Highlights include storytelling with Pleasant DeSpain at 2 p.m. Saturday, and a 3 p.m. performance by Stefan George and Songtower on Sunday. Call 292-1331 for information.

BACHELOR PARTY: An exhibition of mixed media by seniors graduating this year with a Bachelor of Fine Arts opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, at the Joseph Gross Gallery on the UA campus at Park Avenue and Speedway. The B.F.A. Senior Thesis show continues through November 13, with painting, drawing, metals, ceramics, photography, textiles and graphic/commercial artwork all offered upon the altar of public scrutiny. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

GOOD GHOULS: Under the waxing moon at Reid Park Performing Arts Auditorium, 200 S. Alvernon Way, the Community Theatre players present The Ghosts and Ghouls of Shakespeare, a compilation of sepulchral scenes from Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Richard III, The Tempest, Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: The painter-sculptor team of husband and wife Sandra Robles and Jesús Borrego have created the altar, Cocohuame, in the traditional Sinaloan style of the Mayos-Yoremos for the Día de los Muertos celebration and ceremony honoring departed souls. It will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, October 29, at the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum in the TCC complex, 151 S. Granada Ave. The Arizona Historical Society-sponsored program includes music and dance by Ballet Folklórico and La Orquesta de Bajo Presupuesto. Pan de muertos and coffee will be served at this free event. Call 622-0956 for information.

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