If midterms gotcha down in the mouth, at least they won't get you down in the wallet. All U of A Bookstores are holding a Midterms Blues Sale today to lighten your mood and, ostensibly, save you some money. All merchandise colored at least mostly blue will be 20 percent off through Saturday during regular bookstore business hours (some exclusions apply). Contact Beth Bujarski, Marketing Coordinator, at 621-8475 for details.
Play the "Rent" to pay the rent: There will be an open call today for all male and female Tucson performers of all ethnicities to try out for a role in "Rent," the acclaimed Broadway musical. Equity and non-Equity men and women in their early- to mid-twenties who can really belt out rock 'n' roll, Gospel or R&B tunes are welcome to help form the audition line, starting at 8:30 a.m. this morning at Hotel Congress (311 E. Congress St.). Bring a photo, rŽeacute;sumŽeacute;, two rock/pop songs (NO musical theater songs), and a Walkman to learn music on the spot. There will be a piano accompanist available. Do not call Congress, and do not wear plastic pants! Auditions will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you need further information, call the "Rent" Audition hotline at (212) 479-0833.
Hungry? When your parents told you to finish your peas because there are "starving children in Ethiopia," they weren't kidding. Famine is, unfortunately, a major problem in the global scheme of things. Check out the World Food Day Information Display today from 10 a.m. to noon to get more information on this plague and find out how you can do your part to help. The booth, located on the UA Mall near the Old Main Fountain, is designed to exemplify the theme of this year's World Food Day: "Women Feed the World." A multidisciplinary panel discussion will follow the booth activities in the Cactus Lounge of the Memorial Student Union (Room 285) from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology. Call Mamadou Baro at 621-8256 for more information.
The hills are alive! George Zandt will tell you the life story of mountains today by way of a lecture. "How Mountains are Built - From the Himalayas to the Santa Catalinas" will be the topic of today's Earth Science Week Public Lecture, and it will happen in Room 103 of the Center for English as a Second Language building at 7:30 p.m. Slides will help illustrate how plate tectonics and volcanic eruptions can be the impetus or demise of a hill o' rocks. Pete Kresan can give you the specifics at 621-6000.
The Foreign Film Cycle shoots for another revolution tonight in Gallagher Theatre. The movie is presented by the University Activities Board's Eye on Diversity Committee, with partial sponsorship by the Minority Action Council and the Bank of America. "Koyla," a Czechoslovakian film by Jan Sverak, tells the tale of a Czech gigolo who gets tricked into a green card-type marriage and ends up with a six-year-old son he didn't father. Whew! Find out how he handles it at 7:30 p.m. - for free. Call 621-0760 for more information.