The University Activities Board's Eat to the Beat committee is giving you the end-of-the-semester send-off today with the final performance of the Groovin' in the Grass series. Tricky Luz will sing their swan song from noon to 1 p.m. on the Mall. Sate your stomach and your musical appetite simultaneously. For additional information, call Jake McLaughlin at 621-1111.
Can't get enough of that sitar twang? Then come to today's continuance of the Music of the Middle East Series. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the School of Music and Dance have teamed up to bring you a lecture on "Urban and Folk Musical Instruments of the Arab World." Be in room 204 of the Franklin building from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to hear guest speaker Scott Marcus (University of California, Santa Barbara) do his thing. Give Shirley Nellson a ring at 621-5450 for more information.
It happens every century: Come to room 404 of the Harvill building this afternoon for another view of the Y2K issue. Mike Hefferman (Loughborough University, UK) will take you back to the decades immediately preceding and following the turn of the 19th century at the Geography and Regional Development Colloquium. "Apocalyptic Geographies: Images of the Future, 1890-1920" will be up for discussion between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Contact Sharon Johnson at 621-1652 for details.
When the wind picks up, it does more to those fluffy white clouds than merely changing that cumulus Elvis to a stratus teapot. Learn "Some Implications of the Way in which Clouds Vary" at this afternoon's Institute of Atmospheric Physics/Department of Atmospheric Sciences Seminar. Professor William Rossow (NASA) will be on hand in room 224 of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. to list these consequences. If you get to room 546 by 3:45 p.m., you will be treated to free refreshments. Call Gina M. Wasson at 621-6831 for further information.
Flavor will be kickin' on campus tonight, as Descarga performs some spicy Latin jazz at the Arizona Ballroom of the Student Union. The University Activities Board's Rising Star Entertainment is responsible for bringing this renowned salsa band to the UA stage. Don't know how to mambo? Couldn't cha-cha if your life depended on it? No worry - free dance lessons will be given by professional dance instructors. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets will be on sale at the door for a mere $5. Call the Rising Star Entertainment Office at 621-5779 for additional admission information.
The School of Music and Dance is doing their own little spin-off of a particularly amusing Comedy Central show tonight at Crowder Hall. The UA Symphonic Choir is holding a fund-raiser at 7:30 p.m. in the form of the first annual Viva Variety Show. The last one hundred years will be covered via dance, sketch comedy, and popular music - experience it all for a donation of $5. More information is available by calling Rachel Lowe at 319-0475.