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Thursday, April 29 - May 3

Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 29, 1999
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photo courtesy of Simonson Management

David Wilcox is not a guitar-playing muppet. He's a singer/songwriter who will be performing at the Berger Performing Arts Company on Friday.

Thursday April 29

It's your last chance to see the UA Dance Department's stunning offerings at the Spring Collection show at Gittings Theater. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday -Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $8 general and $6 for students and seniors. Call the Fine Arts Box Office at 621-1162 for more info.

Yee-haw! Country Thunder USA '99 kicks off today at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek. Reba McEntire heads the four-day festival of rodeo, camping, and good ol' country music. Bring your favorite sister, I mean girlfriend, and $80 for two weekend passes. (602) 966-9920 can help out even Cletus.

When was the last time you saw an adult hypnotist? If you answered never, then get over to Pinkie's, 8640 E, Braodway, for Dr. Naughty. He will perform a hypnosis show based on audience participation - his name allegedly was adopted because he can make some girls act like strippers. The fun starts tonight at 9, and if you can't make it tonight, he's performing again tomorrow night at the same time. Call 296-2646 for more information.

Friday April 30

Tricky Luz, a band composed mostly of UA students, will be performing on the UofA Mall from noon to 1 p.m. today as part of the "Groovin' in the Grass" series. In the meantime, you can check out audio clips of the band at

Arriba! UAB presents a salsa concert with Descarga in the Arizona Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. Free dance lessons, refreshments and cultural demonstrations are included so bring your $5 and your best Carmen Miranda impression.

Fresh from the release of his seventh album, singer/songwriter David Wilcox comes to Berger Performing Arts Center, 2700 W. Speedway, at 8 p.m. for his first concert hall show in the grand city of Tucson. All seats are reserved and tickets are $15. Call In Concert! at 327-4809 for the 411.

Modern dance comes alive with the world-renowned Parsons Dance Company, which will be spending an entire week in Tucson, capped off with two programs at Centennial Hall. First will be a full-length performance at 8 p.m. with The Turtle Island String Quartet. Tickets for this are $16-28 and half price for students. The second performance is a matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. at which the Quartet will not perform and tickets are only $10-20, same student rules. 621-3341 will keep your toes tappin'.

Remember prom? All the guys and girls decked out in their finest, cheesy tunes, and posh hotel rooms that turned into party central? Well, even if it was a long time ago, let Club Congress, 311 E. Congress, help you reminisce with their Second Annual Prom Night starting tonight at 9. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 day of show, and $10 if your duds don't measure up to the dress code. Call 622-8848 in case the limo gets lost.


photo courtesy of UAPresents

Saturday May 1

Tucson's premier spoken-word group, Drunken Word Poets, will perform tonight at Club Congress at 8 , along with local band Wasabi. The show is free, but it's your last chance to catch the poets, ever - they're disbanding immediately afterwards. Call 622-8848 for more info about this historical event.

Sunday May 2

Jazz Under the Stars continues from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. with the Big Band Extravaganza at St. Philip's Plaza, Campbell and River Roads. The performance will feature jazz musicians from the UA and tickets are $6 for Tucson Jazz Society members, and $11 for non-members.

Cubicles, Xerox machines, and computers with a mind of their own take over comedy in "Office Space" May 2-6 at Gallagher Theatre. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. shows are $2.50, if you forgot. Call 621-6478 and get a doctor's note so it's okay to skip work.

Monday May 3

Attention Earthlings, we come in peace. Man or Astroman? bring their "surf rock from outer space" tunes to Club Congress, 311 E. Congress, with special guests Rock*A*Teens and Twine. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $7. All you aspiring Neil Armstrongs can call 622-8848 for more info.