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Wednesday June 13, 2001

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Bust out your zoot suit and boogie your way over to the Arizona Ballroom's Swing Zone Dance Club, 5536 E. Grant Road, for "West Coast Swing" dance lessons. Beginning lessons start at 7 p.m. with open dancing starting at 8. Cover charge for the weekly event is $5. Call 390-3469 for more information.


Someone was smiling down on college kids worldwide when the owner of this place decided to start up his business - Brew Your Own Beer, 2562 N. Campbell Ave., hosts a "Free Beer Brewing Class" the second Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. So grab your biggest beer stein and call 322-5049 to find out more information.


There's no better time than summertime to broaden your horizons - internationally recognized visual artist Marvin Lowe will speak today at noon in room 307 of the Art Building as part of a multi-cultural series for the UA Art department. Lowe, who also studied music at Julliard in New York and worked on a space program at the University of Iowa, has mixed media prints on display at over 83 museums and universities worldwide. Call 621-7570 for more information.


The Buena Vista Social Club made such a big splash earlier this year at Centennial Hall that they decided to send one of its former musicians back to town. Barbarito Torres, a former lute player for the Social Club, will play at Plaza Palomino, 2970 N. Swan Road, today for $28. Call 297-9133 for more information.


Skip staring at the dry desert and head over to campus to catch a glimpse of beauty on the big screen - the UA media arts department Summer Cinema Series "The Genres of Hollywood" continues today at 3 p.m. in room 150 of the Harvill building with "Gilda," a film noir about World War II featuring the provocative pin-up Rita Hayworth. The Daffy Duck cartoon "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery" will also be featured with the movie. General tickets are $3, $1 for students. Call 626-4827 for more information.


By now, we hope most of you have learned how to dress yourselves in an appropriate manner. But if you're still clueless, take a look at "One Hundred Years of Fashion: Social History and Self-Image" happening now at the Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. Second St. The exhibit runs now through June 30. Call 628-5774 for more information.


If there is one thing college students love to do it's eat. Having figured that out, the good people at La Placita Village started "La Placita Food Court," a gathering of the village's five restaurants and live music from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the village, 110 S. Church St. Call 622-0077 for more information.

- compiled by Maggie Burnett