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By Kim Stravers
Arizona Daily Wildcat
January 28, 1999
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Before they start tearing things apart, you might as well enjoy what entertainment the Student Union has to offer. Start by touring the Rotunda Gallery (on the third floor) between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Your brief or extended circular wanderings will reward you with two exhibits, both running through March 2. First, take a gander at Wendy Wilke's recent paintings. Then, look even harder - Sharon Holnback's art is reportedly on a "small scale," so it might take some deserving scrutinizing. Her show is entitled "Obscured" and is a collection of mixed media photographs which attract the viewer with intense color and layering. In fact, there will be a reception for Holnback from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the gallery. Information on both artists can be obtained by calling 621-6142.

Okay, now that you've been aurally assaulted or tickled (according to your opinion) throughout the week by various Drums Across Cultures performers, you should have a vast store of percussion-related information to debate with your fellow students. The place to do it? The Drums Across Cultures Brown Bag Discussion. "Exploring Drumming" is a participatory lunchtime talk designed to enhance your knowledge about drumming all over the world. Josef Knott will lead the group in the Tucson Room of the Student Union from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., thanks to the Department of Multicultural Programs and Services and DMPS. Call Olga Carranza at 621-1094 for details.

Boy, them elements sure do get around! Find out what those "Large Carbon Chains in the Laboratory and in the Interstellar Gas" are doing in their various locales at this afternoon's NOAO/KPNO/NSO/Steward Observatory and NRAO Joint Colloquium. Patrick Thaddeus (Harvard University) will impart this valuable information at 4 p.m. in room N210 of the Steward Observatory. Wet your question-asking whistle at 3:30 p.m. in room 204, if you so desire. Pat Breyfogle can give you further information at 318-8115.

For us lay people, the only connection between metal and bugs is the steel toe of one's boots and a helpless cockroach. But for educated scientists, the relationship between "Iron and Insects" extends far beyond kitchen-floor murder. Daphne Pham will explain it (hopefully better than I am) at today's Entomology Seminar. Meet her in room 230 of the Marley building (the auditorium) at 4 p.m. to get the scoop (no pun intended). Contact the Department of Entomology at 621-1151 for more information.

Can't decide what to have for dinner? How about "a futuristic comic feast?" That's what Gallagher Theatre has on its cinematic menu for this evening (which happens to be even cheaper than a kid's meal at McDonald's). And oh boy - is the plot ever appetizing! When there is a meat shortage in your town, and your landlord is the butcher, and you keep receiving miraculously generous portions of free meat from him, what do you think? Black Angus beef or Soylent Green? Find out tonight at the $2.50 Midnight Special. Oh, and there's real food at the concession stand if you need it. Call 621-3102 for the gory details.