If you are a visual learner or just interested in history, tonight is your opportunity to take in some of Arizona's complex history.The Arizona Historical Society is hosting a live presentation of Juan Bautista de Anza, who commanded armies in Sonora and Southern Arizona in the 19th century. This type of event allows viewers the opportunity to not only learn about the events, but give insight to how they felt and what they were thinking. Call the Society at 628-5774 to reserve your spot today. Tickets are $3 for students.
Worried about the challenges facing you as you get older? Ruth Reiter, OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner at UMC, is holding a seminar for women on the effects of menopause, and how to combat the risks involved. Also being covered are the risks of hormone replacement and other problems of aging. Bring your dinner and your spouse to the Arizona Health and Sciences Center in the OB/GYN office on the eighth floor at around 6:30 p.m. Call 694-6010 to save yourself a seat.
See the current show of artist Vik Muniz's "Seeing is Believing," at the Center for Creative Photography tonight at 5:30 p.m. Mark Alice Durant, professor for the art media studies at Syracuse University, will cover Muniz's perception and performance. Along with Muniz's exhibit, Durant will talk about the historical precedents for Muniz's photos. Call CCP at 621-7968 with any questions.
If you are scratching your head tonight about what to do, the movie to see this weekend would have to be "Mystery Men." Ben Stiller of "There's Something About Mary" fame and Hank Azaria of "The Simpsons", star as wannabe superheroes who attempt to save the day when the reigning superhero is kidnapped. Don't expect any amazing powers to emit from these superheroes, however, they do possess such strengths as shoveling and throwing bowling balls around. The movie premieres today at various theaters around Tucson.
The Tucson Sidewinders have a four-game set against Memphis this weekend. The junior Diamondbacks are in a pennant race, so take advantage of this opportunity to see tomorrow's baseball stars. Look for the game to begin around 7 p.m. Tickets for students with an ID can run at about $3 for the outfield bleachers and $8 behind the plate. The games all take place at Tucson Electric Park. Call 434-1021 for information about seating.
Interested in what life is like in Congress? Hear two freshman legislators' stories Saturday, when the Morris K. Udall Foundation hosts "The New Udalls: Reflections on a Freshman's Year in Congress." Being featured during this presentation are Democratic congressmen Mark Udall of Colorado and Tom Udall of New Mexico. It begins at 2:30 p.m. and will last about 1- 1/2 hours in the Center for Creative Photography.
Need that perfect movie piece to complete your living room? The Screening Room is holding a movie memorabilia sale from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday. All sorts of items will be available for purchase. Various posters, numerous photos and items you can't even imagine will be available for you to peruse. The Screening Room is located on 127 E. Congress St. and if you are looking for a specific item, you can call them at 622-2262.
Concerned about the huge rise in population and how it will affect Tucson and the desert? This year, the Arizona Geographic Information Conference focuses on the impact locally of people living in the desert. Expected to be in attendance at the conference will be various leaders from academia, industry and government. Also expected are representatives from the border states of Mexico. The conference takes place Sunday morning at 8 and will last until noon. It will also be held on Monday and Tuesday at the same time. The Marriott University Park Hotel, located on North Tyndall Avenue and East Second Street, will also host the event.