Try putting yourself in someone else's shoes this evening at a screening of "Unwashed, Unwed," a program aimed at acquainting the public with how gays have compromised their lives in order to fit into places that are traditionally not gay-friendly. Tom Holmes, a photographer and film-maker from Texas, will present his movie Pinko, which captures the experiences of gays in small towns, the military, the Republican party and the church. Holmes will also discuss what role the red scare contributed to anti-gay sentiments. Additionally, another film-maker, Seth Kerby, will present his video "In Search of the Marlboro Man," which follows a drifter traipsing across the vast deserts of the Southwest as he looks for the apparitional Marlboro Man. The program, hosted by the media arts department, will start at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering building.
The Reverend's coming to town. Reverend Horton Heat that is. Let the Reverend baptize you with a night of punkabilly rock 'n' roll, as he promotes his sixth and newest release, Spend a Night in the Box. Come on down to the Rialto to hear the Rev's sermon on rock 'n' roll as he plays with Hank Williams III, grandson of the most celebrated icon in country music. Your ears deserve a break from professors boring lectures and what better way than with the soothing sounds of Hank's twangy honky tonk country style. The two will also be joined by Thunderosa. Doors for the show open at 7 p.m. and you can get tickets from Zip's, CD Depot or Guitars Etc. They cost only $15 in advance, but if you wait until the day of the show, the price goes up $3.
Gilbert and Sullivan fans will be happy to hear about the arrival of the "H.M.S. Pinafore," an absurd story about a former office boy who rises to become the First Lord of the Admiralty and wants to marry Pinafore's daughter, but can't because of the social standings. This show, full of Gilbert's wit and Sullivan's catchy melodies, opens at the Opera in Theater in Frank Crowder Hall Thursday night at 7:30 and will be playing through Saturday. Tickets, which cost $8 for UA students and $12 for the public, are available through the fine arts box office.
If you've got a break between classes, you should swing on down to the west end of the Mall to visit the Arizona State Museum's sculpture display "Shamanism, Magic, and the Busy Spider." The Abenaki husband and wife team of Gerard Rancourt Tsonakwa and Yalaikia Sciole will have their artwork on display until August 14. The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The best part of it is it's free.
Beat the heat this weekend with the hottest performance of the season. This concert, hosted by the College of Fine Arts dance division, offers a little bit of everything - ballet, modern, jazz and folk dance. The performance starts at 3:30 in the afternoon in the Ina Gittings Dance Theater. Call the dance department at 621-4698 if you need more information about the show.
Celebrate Independence Day a little early at a lecture that examines the origins of the First Amendment. "The Trials of Socrates: The Foundation of Democracy," led by John P. Frank, a legal scholar and historian, will share his conviction that without Plato's vision of justice, the First Amendment could not exist. The 15th Annual Town and Gown Lecture will be held in the Charles E. Ares auditorium of the law college, Room 146. Luise Betterton can give you the full run-down of details. Just drop a line at 621-1284.
Hey Deadheads! Put down your pipe and come out to the Rialto to relive the magic of the Grateful Dead. The Mickey Hart Band, led by the former Grateful Dead percussionist, will bring the bootlegs you've memorized to life for only $25 a pop. Tickets can be purchased at Zip's, CD Depot or Guitars Etc.
Amazed by the incredible advances made in astronomy during the past several years? Summerfest 2000 will conclude its astronomy series this week with a look into the instruments that help astronomers make all their amazing discoveries. Roger Angel, a regents professor of astronomy, will survey some of the capabilities of the next generation of telescopes in his 8 p.m. speech in the Steward Observatory auditorium, Room N210. Give the astronomy department a buzz if you'd like some more information about this program. Their number is 621-2288.
If you didn't get enough hippie music Monday night at the Mickey Hart show, Leftover Salmon will be playing at the Pima County Fairgrounds. This jam band will have you dancing all over the place with their polyethnic cajun rock style as you celebrate the 4th of July. The quintet will be followed by the lighter sounds of the Neville Brothers, so bring a blanket and a friend to the fairgrounds to make this Fourth a memorable one. Tickets cost between $16 and $21 and can be bought through Ticketmaster at 321-1000.