Since we're getting so close to V-day (not the war thing, the love thing), it may behoove you to hone (or develop) "A Sense of Touch." Roz Driscoll can help you do just that (in legal ways, I promise). Her exhibition (of her art, not herself) will be on display in the UA Museum of Art today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. I'm not sure exactly how interactive this show is, but, at the very least, you can check out how someone else perceives one of our five senses. The collection will be on display at the above times on the weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays, until March 31. The staff at the Museum can give you a fuller description of the pieces at 621-7567.
Does anyone know where Warsaw is? Poland? Arizona? Well, put down your maps - it's easier to find than you think. Just step out onto the Mall today around noon and you'll run right into it. Warsaw is a band, folks, and they'll be playing some ska for you 'til who-knows-when as part of the Eat to the Beat spring lineup. Leave all your Polack jokes at home, though - their music is far from "backwards." Not convinced? Call Jake McLaughlin at 621-1111 for more information.
Unfortunately, some us of aspiring Romeos and Juliets have to bring home the bacon on Valentine's Day this year instead of a dozen roses. Compensate for your boss' unromantic oversight this afternoon in the DuVal Auditorium of the Arizona Health Sciences Center. Courtney Johnson will coax The Music of Passion from her beloved ivories as part of this Center Stage love fest. Woo your sweetie with the charming compositions of Chopin, Brahms, and Schumann from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Nancy Guthrie can help you plan your romantic lunchtime interlude if you call her at 626-7301.
If you'd rather stimulate your lover's mind than her/his body (ears, specifically), and you tend to run a bit on the late side, come to Gallagher Theatre at 12:15 p.m. this afternoon for another block of the Building Academic Community Speaker Series. Ofelia Zepeda (associate professor, linguistics) will wax informative about "Tohono 'O'odham Winters and Songs of Summers" until 12:50 p.m. Thanks to The University of Arizona and American Council on Education and the UA Faculty Fellows, you won't have to shell out any cash for this kind of education. Sue Robison can fill you in on the details at 621-4700.
Maybe being a mama's boy ain't such a bad thing. All kinds of genetic benefits may be reaped from mom's side of the family - just ask University of Pittsburgh's Steven Gaulin. He'll be giving a guest presentation at today's Anthropology Lecture. Be in room 216 of the Anthropology (Haury) building at 4 p.m. for a description of "The Special Role of Maternal Kin in Evolutionary Theory." The folks over at the Department of Anthropology will disclose all kinds of tidbits about this lecture if you call them at 621-2585.