Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium will display the self-described controversial exhibit, "What About AIDS?," today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The display will provide education about AIDS and HIV research, as well as personal anecdotes. The life-saving information is worth two bucks if you are under 14. You can afford $3 to be a part of the "general audience." Or, if you purchase a theater ticket, use it as a free passport to the show. The organizers encourage visitors to make comments and contribute self-written mementos. Call Flandrau at 621-STAR for further information. The show is sponsored by the National AIDS Exhibit Consortium and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health
Not the TV show. "South Park: An Emerging Urban Community" will be on display at the Arizona Historical Society (949 E. Second St.) today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exposition will showcase the neighborhood that borders Park Street, south of 22nd Street. The organizers will focus on the area's emergence from tent homes to a thriving, stable community. Leaders will compare the neighborhood's history to current dilemmas of segregated communities. Contact the society at 628-5774 for further details.
The greatest advantages of living in Arizona? Sure, sun, saguaro, sunrise. But how about American Indian lore? By participating in Tohono O'odham events, non-Native Americans can learn diversity, knowledge and respect.. and hear some really cool stories! The on-campus Arizona State Museum will sponsor "Sing Down the Rain" today from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the museum lawn. The free event features children of the Tohono O'odham nation's Topowa Middle School dancing and singing to celebrate the harvest of the fruit of the saguaro cacti. Judi Moreillon, professional storyteller and "Sing Down the Rain" author, will be leading the choral group. The museum has more information at 621-6302.
The Physics Department is just itchin' to teach ya something. The department is showing free science movies weekly. Carl Sagan's "Cosmos," remains the central focus. The flicks run from 11 a.m. to noon, so grab your seat in Room 201 of Physics & Atmospheric Sciences. Enjoy that hour break.
It's time to get financially savvy. Have you considered changing your portfolio? Do you know what a portfolio is? Deborah Lucas, of Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, will present her paper, "Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice: The Importance of Entrepreneurial Risk" today in Room 315S of McClelland Hall. The lecture runs from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and is part of the Finance Seminar Series. Give Lori Magloire a call at 621-7554 if you have any questions.
Renown author Alice Walker joined activists in researching and producing important documentation a few years ago about female genital mutilation in Third World countries and the United States. University Medical Center will present a lecture titled "Legal, Health, and Cultural Issues of Female Circumcision" Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. Layli Miller Bashir, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney and founder of the Tahirih Justice Center, will be speaking in the DuVal Auditorium on the horror of gender-based persecution and mutilation. Call UMC at 620-1943 for details.
The UA School of Music and Dance Faculty Artist Series has your aural pleasure in mind. The school will present "An Evening with Frances Poulenc" Sunday. The performance, featuring the ASU faculty woodwind ensemble, will begin at 3 p.m. at Crowder Hall in the UA Fine Arts Complex. Admission is $10 for the general community, $8 for UA staff/faculty, and $5 for students and senior citizens. Contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 621-1162 for more information.
If you prefer to "get down" and visit the club scene, cruise on over to Club Congress Sunday night for a special performance. Yes, even all of you underage kids can attend this sure-to-be-absolutely-fabulous show by Man or Astro-Man?, Clone Project Gamma, ultrababyfat and Twine. Doors will open at 6 p.m. the night of the show for ticket purchases, which will run you $5. Havana, the weekly Latin-Afro-Cuban dance set headed by Tasha, Howie and Rosemary, will begin at 10 p.m. And don't worry, over-agers - the bar's still open for patrons with proper identification.