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Events Calendar

By Carrie Stern
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, December 4, 2003
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Going on around Tucson & Campus


Life Drawing Class - WomanKraft Art Gallery, 388 S. Stone Ave. Hone your skills at drawing the human form in this class with Gallery Director Gayle Swanbeck. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $15; $10 if you bring your own supplies. 629-9976.

"Bull In A China Shop" - Welsh Little Theatre, Canyon del Oro High School, 25 W. Calle Concordia. In this play, a gaggle of seemingly harmless old ladies tries to catch an attractive homicide detective's attention with - what else - a little homicide of their own. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. $2. 696-5692.

Rio Nuevo Science Center Information Session - Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. UA's Rob Vugteveen will lecture about the plans for Rio Nuevo's new Science Center. The talk follows lunch, and after the talk, a visit to Flandrau Science Center is optional. Noon - 1:15 p.m. $4 covers lunch and the talk. 327-6857.

PCC Wind Ensemble Concert - Pima Community College West Campus, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road. The student ensemble will perform a winter concert. 7:30 p.m. $4 - $5. 206-6986.

Flamenco Concert - University Medical Center, DuVal auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Chris Burton J‡come will perform on the flamenco guitar and dance. Noon - 1 p.m. Free. 626-4828.

Tiger Lou - Skrappy's, 201 E. Broadway Blvd. The Swedish troubadour will play an acoustic set, appearing with Rachel Jacobs and Homage to Catalonia. 7 p.m. $5. 358-4287.

"Explosions In The Sky" - Solar Culture Gallery, 31 E. Toole Ave. The Austin-based band will perform. 9 p.m. $6. 884-0874.


"Surviving The Holidays" - Pima Community College East Campus, Room L-108, 8181 E. Irvington Road. Learn how to save money, prioritize your goals and avoid budget pitfalls during the holidays. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. 206-4528.

"Battle of the Improv" - Wilde Playhouse, 135 E. Congress St. Performances by improv troupes from all over Tucson. 9:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. $5 and two-drink minimum. 770-1000.

Sunday Afternoon - Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. Tucson's own Sunday Afternoon plays with Bearfoot Soul. 9 p.m. $4. 798-1298.

HarpFusion - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. The group will play seasonal and international tunes. 3:30 p.m. $5 for members, $10 for non-member adults, $5 for non-member children. 742-6455.

UA Philharmonic - Music building, Crowder Hall, southeast corner of North Park Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard. The School of Music and Dance will present this student concert. 7:30 p.m. Free. 621-1162.

CD Release Party - Samaniego Place, 220 S. Church Ave. The Larry Redhouse Trio will celebrate their second album, Live at the Westward Look. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. $12 advance, $15 at the door. 623-0313.

The Audacity of LeeAnne Savage - City Limits, 635 E. Tanque Verde Road. LeeAnne Savage and The Audacity will perform their final cover show before they tackle original songwriting. 9 p.m. Call 733-6262 for ticket information.

UA Choir - UofA Bookstores, 1209 E. University Blvd. This student group will sing the praises of the holiday season for you. Noon - 1 p.m. Free. 621-8475.

Particle - Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. Particle performs "high octane funk and electronic soundscapes." 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. $12 advance, $15 at the door. 798-3333.


"Stress vs. Dis-Stress" - EarthWind Journeys, Inc. 5669 N. Oracle Road, Suite 206. Prepare for finals by learning relaxation techniques that can help stave off distressing stress symptoms. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $35. 690-8878.

Pilates-Yoga Fusion - Dance Innovations, 7620 N. Hartman Lane. This class integrates Pilates and yoga to sculpt and tone your body. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. $12. 579-6736.

Gallagher - Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. The would-be California governor, watermelon-smashing comedian will perform. 8 p.m. $23.50 - $31. 321-1000.

Yappy Hour - Companions for Life Center, 3465 E. Kleindale Rd. Bring your canine friends to run, play and even meet Santa Claws. Games and light refreshments for both species will be provided. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. $10 per person with one dog, $5 per additional dog, $5 per additional guest. 795-6161.

UA Percussion Ensemble - Music building, Crowder Hall, southeast corner of North Park Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard. The School of Music and Dance presents a performance by the Arizona Percussion ensemble, with special guests. 7:30 p.m. Free. 621-1162.

Camp Courageous - Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. Camp Courageous performs with Ember Coast and Visceral. 9 p.m. $4. 798-1298.

Leftover Salmon - Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. Leftover Salmon performs with Greg Morton & the Mortones. 8 p.m. $15 advance, $12 KXCI members. 740-0126.


USS Arizona Memorial - UA Mall, outside the Student Union Memorial Center. This service will commemorate the sailors and Marines who died aboard the USS Arizona in 1941. 10:30 a.m. Free. 626-5779.

Musica Sonora - Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. The a cappella ensemble will present "Make We Joye! A Musica Sonora Christmas," sampling from styles such as Medieval and traditional music. 3 p.m. $10. 628-8119.

Arizona Repertory Singers - St. Odilia Catholic Church, 7570 N. Paseo del Norte. The group will perform a variety of holiday music from as far back as the Renaissance. 2:30 p.m. $12. 792-8141.

Rodney Branigan - Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. Branigan will perform on two guitars at once.

9:30 p.m. Free. 798-1298.

Weird Geology - Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail. Learn interesting facts about geology, such as what rocks and Big Hunk candy bars have in common. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. $3 per carload of 6; lecture is free. 647-7121.

Sunday Movie Night - St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road Watch "The Sunchaser," about the cultural clash between a white oncologist and his Navajo patient. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. 299-9063.


El Nacimiento - Tucson Museum of Art, La Casa Cordova Courtyard, 140 N. Main Ave. A traditional Mexican Nativity scene, including more than 300 figures, is displayed. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. 624-2333.

"Annie" - Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. A musical production of the traditional favorite, presented by the Bianco Theatre Company. 11 a.m. $9 adults, $8 seniors and children. 886-0860.

Astronomy Lecture - Steward Observatory lecture hall, 949 N. Cherry Ave. Astronomer Donald C. Backer will deliver a talk on "Massive Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Pulsars." 7:30 p.m. Free. 882-8250, ext. 115.

Faculty Artist Series - Music building, Crowder Hall, southeast corner of North Park Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard. The School of Music and Dance presents a variety of performers, including a pianist, a violist, a cellist and a violinist. 7:30 p.m. $10, discounts are available. 621-1162.


Featured Event
photo courtesy of ua museum of art
"Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation - UA Museum of Art. Over 70 artists are represented in this exhibition of cutting-edge comic art. Vicky A. Clark, the exhibition's curator and an art critic for the Pittsburgh City Paper and an adjunct associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University will talk about the exhibit Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Comic artist Franzie Weldgen will provide a critique next Thursday from 10 p.m. - 10:45 p.m. Call 621-7567 for more information.
Conversation Cafe - Caffe Diva Fine Coffee, 2965 N. Campbell Ave. Open conversations among diverse, social people. Open to all. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. 529-6801.

Bebop Guitar - Old Pueblo Grill, 60 N. Alvernon Way. Joshua Breakstone will perform bebop guitar, with the Pete Swan Trio. 7:30 p.m. $10. 628-8568.

"It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues" - Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Chart the history of the blues, from African songs to nightclub tunes. 7:30 p.m. $31 - $44. 622-2823.

Pinback - Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. Pinback plays "ethereal pop harmonies with tranquil rhythms." 9 p.m. $8. 798-1298.


West African Rhythms - Dunbar Cultural Center, 325 W. Second St. Drum, dance and sing with masters of the West African traditions. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. $10 age 12 and up, $5 children under 12. 628-7785.

Cowboy Christmas Roundup - Hidden Valley Inn, 4825 N. Sabino Canyon Road. This theatrical production shows the holiday surprises at the Hidden Valley Dude Ranch. 7 p.m. $14.95 adults, $7.95 children under 12. Optional dinner menu available. 299-4941.

Student Dance Concert - Black Box Theater, Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Original dance dramas "Chaos" and "Moulin Rouge" will be performed. 8 p.m. Donation. 206-6986.

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