The Physics Department now offers weekly enlightenment. Students, faculty, and community members may attend free science flicks. This semester's series is Carl Sagan's "Cosmos." Showtimes are Fridays 11:00 a.m. to noon in Physics-Atmospheric Science, Room 201. Call Larry Hoffman at 621-6826 for more information.
Grab a seat today at noon in Room 601 of Gould-Simpson. The Arizona Research Laboratories Division of Neurobiology Seminar presents the series "The Architecture of the Mushroom Bodies in the Insect Brain as Seen by Old and New Technologies: Cell Types, Synapses, and Neurotransmitters" (whew!). Friedrich-Wilhelm Schurmann of the University of Gottingen, Germany, will deliver the lecture.
The Tucson Arts District Partnership has slated Downtown Saturday Night for your weekend pleasure. Begin your evening at the Fifth Street Stage (intersection of Fourth Avenue and Fifth Street, behind Magpies) to enjoy the dulcet Celtic harp. Dave Shaul will perform pieces in all six Celtic languages, in addition to playing Latin and East Asian harps. The show runs from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event is coproduced by the Tucson Musicians' Network, KXCI Radio and the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association.
If you haven't already heard, Tucson is bouncing around ideas of creating a yo-yo museum. National yo-yo champ John Higby will be "walking the dog" and "going around the world" for interested spectators tomorrow evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at downtown's Ronstadt Transit Center (intersection of Sixth Avenue and Congress Street). This event will spark the Partnership's Downtown Saturday Night festivities.
Do you have dance fever? Cool off with the Partnership. Ernie Mehune's Polynesian Review perform tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. at the Ronstadt Transit Center. Hawaiian, Tahitian and Samoan dancers will be shakin' it and ethnic food vendors will sell roast pork sandwiches and mix tropical drinks. Catch a night of paradise at this event cohosted by the Pan-Asian Cultural Center.
Treat yourself to some aural pleasure Saturday with tunes from the Annie Hawkins Band. This group recently won the TAMMIEs award for Best Pop Band. The group will perform new songs at Arizona Avenue (south of Congress Street) from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Club Congress (311 E. Congress St.) is bringing the spirit of Downtown Saturday Night inside its lovely building tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. as it presents The Great Cover-Up, an evening of local bands covering rock legends. How to Build a Rocketship, 35 Summers, the Annie Hawkins Band, Greyhound Soul, Creosote, Shoebomb, Al Perry and the Weird Lovemakers do their 20-minute renditions of everything from Elvis to Devo. All this for only $6! All proceeds will benefit needy children at the Brewster Center. Support local musicians!
Compiled by Kim Stravers