Are you fighting against the onset of dangerous, flower-choking weeks in your backyard garden? If so, you may want to check out this morning's gardening demonstration titled, "Weed Control in Gardens and Landscapes," at 9. The demonstrations are held outdoors, so dress light and don't forget your sunscreen when you head out to the Extension Garden Center at 4210 N. Campbell Ave. For more information, contact the folks at the extension center at 626-5161.
The age of the musical play has been reborn, as shown in "Quilters, A Celebration of American Womanhood," an adaptation of the book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek. Playing at the Marroney Theatre of the Fine Arts Complex tonight at 7:30, this cultural experience will only cost students $13, seniors and UA employees $17, and general audience members $19. Call 621-1162 and talk to the Fine Arts Box Office for more information on tickets and showtimes.
Catch the new exhibit at the Joseph Gross Gallery on the UA campus titled, "American/English," now through August 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. This is a free showing so you may want to take a walk up near the East Speedway Boulevard walking underpass to try to find some culture. Further information is available at 626-4215.
For those who are not afraid of clowns and enjoy watching folks swing and jump through the air, then you might want to gather up you friends and head to the circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus will be performing three shows today at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Tucson Convention Center. Tickets range from $10.75 to $24, but call 791-4266 for more specific ticket information or other showtimes.
People will have the chance to see the newly refurbished telescope Saturday from 1-5 P.M. at the UA's Flandrau Science Center's "Telescopes for Telethon" benefit for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. Donations are suggested and interested patrons will have the opportunity to view the wonders of the sky later in the evening. Contact the Flandrau Science Center at 621-4515 for viewing times.
As part of Summerfest '99, Saturday afternoon at 2 there will be a dance special titled "The Creation of an American Dance School," by Mary Beth Cabana, where she will discuss her views of American dance schools in the Dance Theatre of the Ina E. Gittings Building. Step-to and call the College of Fine Arts Dance Division at 621-4698.
The grind of Monday morning just got easier, because today at 9 a.m., Richard Edward Simon will discuss "Investigations into New Approaches for Analyzing Pharmaceuticals Through the use of Array Detector Imaging of High Performance TLC and Well Plates." Be in the Gould-Simpson Building or contact Carol Buttery at 621-3459 for more info.
Summer is a time of hot dogs, pool parties and baseball. Watch the Tucson Sidewinders take on the Fresno Grizzlies. First pitch is 7 p.m. at Tucson Electric Park, 2500 E. Ajo Way. Admission ranges from $3 to $8. For details and ticket information, call 434-1021.
in the theaters
Friday, June 18
"The General's Daughter"- a murder mystery starring John Travolta and Madeline Stowe.
"Tarzan"- Disney's newest full-length animated feature, with music by Phil Collins.
Saturday, June 19
"Varsity Blues" - the movie that may have brought James Van Der Beek to the attention of adolescent girls nationwide.
Tuesday, June 22
"Hurlyburly" - a dark comedy that monitors the lives of a group of friends. Starring Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey and Chazz Palminteri. Also featuring Robin Wright from "Forrest Gump."
"Jawbreaker" - Marilyn Manson cameos in this movie that also features his wife Rose McGowan and Rebecca Gayheart as two members of a popular high school clique.
"Patch Adams" - a heart-wrenching tale of a man whose life-long dream is to become a doctor and help people. Starring Robin Williams as the funny yet dramatic healer.
"A Simple Plan" - a thriller straring Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton and Bridget Fonda that follows two brothers who are trying to build a relationship.