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Weekend Calendar of Events

By Rebecca Missel
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
November 5, 1999


Fore! The Touchstone Energy SM Ag-Cat Open Golf Tournament tees off at the Starr Pass Golf Club, 3645 W. Starr Pass Blvd. at 7:45 a.m. Events begin at 7 a.m. and last until 1 p.m. "Early Bird" registration is $80, $90 for regular and proceeds go the Ag Alumni Foundation. Call Beth E. Carter at 621-7190 and good luck at the hole-in-one new car contest!

Undergraduate and graduate students share their research and creativity with the Student Showcase today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and tomorrow from noon to 4 p.m. Last year more than 80 UA departments competed in areas of music, engineering, economics, medicine and architecture. More than $9,000 in cash awards will be distributed.

Tired of all those uncultured Homecoming activities? Then come to the "Friends of Undergraduate Humanities" Intellectual Homecoming from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Harvill 318. Associate humanities professor Bella Vivante will direct students in a presentation of scenes from Euripides' comedy, "Helen." Admission is free, call the Humanities department at 621-1044 for more information.

Bust out those old yearbooks for the traditional alumni Homecoming Bear Down Bash at Bear Down Gym from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Meet up with old friends for $15 in advance and $17.50 at the door. Call Michelle Outlaw at 626-9334 to sign up.

Flee from all the insanity on campus and go to the Dinnerware Gallery, 135 E. Congress St. for a poetry reading. Mong-Lan, Frances Shoberg and Sharon Preiss will all be reading from their collections at 7 p.m. The Gallery's number is 792-4503 and has all the information.

The Faculty Artist Series continues with a quartet of UA faculty performers. Tenor Robert Swensen, pianist Paula Fan, violinist Christina Swanson and horn player Russell Beebe take the stage at Crowder Hall at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10, $8 for UA employees, $6 for seniors and $5 for students with ID. MusiCall at 621-2998 will toot their horns.

Help celebrate Homecoming by setting fire to some logs at the Bonfire Pep Rally. It all takes place at Old Main at 8:30 p.m. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced and a big, huge fire will be burning brightly.


Groundskeeper Willy would be proud of all those who attend the 13th Annual Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. at Green Fields Country Day School, 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra. The event is $8, but children 12 and under are free. The folks at 888-1058 will answer questions for any William Wallace supporters.

While there won't be any giant Snoopy balloons and the clubs didn't use only flowers and seeds to decorate their floats, the annual Homecoming Parade promises to be wonderful. Starting at 11 a.m., the parade will proceed through the center of campus with the stage set at North Park Avenue and East Second Street.

Cheer on the Wildcats as they play the Huskies at the Homecoming Game, 1:30 p.m. at Arizona Stadium. Call the McKale ticket office at 621-2287 for ticket prices and availability.

Put on those dancing shoes! The Ronstadt Center, at East Congress Street and North Sixth Avenue, becomes a massive party for Dancin' Downtown from 7 to 10 p.m. Russian, flamenco, modern and ballet groups will perform, as well as the UA Dance Ensemble. Many restaurants, galleries and shops will be open for the free event. Claudia Jesperson at 624-9977 will answer any questions.


Learn about the historic downtown arts district and see artists working in a variety of media at the Fall 99 Tucson Arts District Open Studio Tour from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This self-guided tour includes the central downtown area, the Warehouse District and adjacent neighborhoods. Call the Tucson Arts District at 624-9977 to get more information.

Enjoy a day of food, dance and hay at the Benefit Mini-folk Festival at the Valley of the Moon, Allen Road, just east of North Tucson Boulevard, north of East Prince Road. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Many bands and solo acts are helping Out on Bale, a straw bale construction company. Black Leather Zydeco headlines at the all-day show.

The Latin craze lives on as the UA School of Music and Dance presents Mariachi in the Park from noon to 8 p.m. at Tucson Electric Park, 2500 E. Ajo Way. Tickets are only $5 for the show. Call 621-4407 for more information.

Catch a sneak peek of Puritan ethics and witchcraft with "The Crucible." It all happens at the Marroney Theater in the Fine Arts Complex at 1:30 p.m. Student tickets are only $8 and the Fine Arts Box Office at 621-1162 can answer those burning questions like, "Does a witch float in water?"

Even though it has been a while since Emerson, Lake and Palmer graced the airwaves, the Emerson String Quartet is still going strong. They perform at 8 p.m. at Crowder Hall, and tickets are $30. Ironically enough, the Centennial Hall Box Office has the info at 621-3341.

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