Compiled by Mark Vitale

Arizona Daily Wildcat


"From Page to Screen: Literature and Film" is a unique roundtable discussion being held 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. in Social Sciences Room 100. With discussion led by faculty and graduate students from the English, media arts, comparative cultural literary studies and history departments, the roundtable will take a critical stance on film and television to better understand how the stories one encounters translate mediums. For more information call 621-3553.

Catch David Mamet's play "Oleanna" at Centennial Hall at 8 p.m. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play explores sexual harassment on the college scene. Mamet, whose other works include "American Buffalo," "Speed the Plow" and "Glengarry Glenn Ross," has been described as one of America's most brilliant playwrights. For ticket information, call Centennial Hall at 621-3341.


Come view the Senior Exhibition at the Joseph Gross Gallery in the UA fine arts complex, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., with a special reception from 6-9 p.m. The exhibit will feature works by 42 graduating fine arts seniors and is the first of what the art department hopes will become an annual opportunity for seniors to display their artwork for the community. For more information, call 621-1251.

Join the Alumni Association as it gears up for the UA's 80th Homecoming. Activities have been going on all week, but they become more intense as the weekend approaches. Some of the highlights will be the Alumni Bear Down Bash, a Mexican dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Bear Down Gym, a bonfire and pep rally on the Mall later in the evening featuring the crowning of the Homecoming royalty, and, of course, the big football game against UC Berkeley on Saturday! To take part the homecoming festivities, call the Alumni Association at 621-1877.


Tour Arizona Theater Company's facility at the historic Temple of Music and Art at 11:30 a.m. in a never-before available opportunity. Tours will be conducted by docents as they discuss the history of the building and guide a backstage look at the theater. All tours are free of charge. For more information, call Arizona Theater Company at 884-8210.

Downtown SaturDAYS invites everyone to its cultural "open house," 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the arts district/downtown. Enjoy live performances, historic tours, workshops, arts and crafts activities, plus all of the downtown shops and restaurants. Most events are offered at little or no cost. For more information on Downtown SaturDAYS, call 624-9977.

Downtown Saturday Night, Tucson's community cultural event, is gearing up for the first November Saturday evening with Pulse at Sixth Ave. and Congress from 7-10 p.m., The Cadillac Club at Scott Ave. from 7:30-10 p.m., The Rusty Boys in Arizona Alley from 7:30-10:30 p.m., and Jazz in the Boxx on Fourth Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets from 7:30-10:30 p.m In addition, galleries, shops, cafes and clubs all stay open late. For more information, call 624-9977.

Get the jump on holiday shopping at the El Fuerte Flea Market, an annual holiday fair and rummage sale, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m at the San Pedro Chapel, 5230 E. Fort Lowell Rd. The event features items ranging from small gifts to arts and antiques. All proceeds will be used for the annual La Reunion del Fuerte, a walking tour of neighborhood historic sites. For more information on the event, call the Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood Association at 322-0259.


The Arizona Early Music Society is featuring the New York-based trio Breve in a concert at 3 p.m. at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Named for an old note value written to equal two whole notes, Breve consists of Morris Newman, a professor at Columbia University; Maxine Neuman, a professor at Bennington College; and Deborah Booth, a faculty member at Brooklyn Conservatory. For ticket information, call 299-7006.

The University of Arizona Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Roscigno, will be in concert at Centennial Hall today at 3 p.m. Featured music will be by Tchaikovsky and Weber. For more information, call Centennial Hall Box Office at 621-2998.


The UA Museum of Art is hosting the exhibit "Ann Chandler MacArthur: A 'Light' Touch: On the Future of Mapping Back into Moired Memory" from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The three-room exhibit presents viewers with a controlled, technologically advanced environment aimed at re-establishing their relationship with the natural world. Admission to the museum is free. For more information, contact the UA Museum of Art at 621-7567.


The beat goes on with the UA Percussion Extravaganza, featuring the Arizona Percussion Ensembles, Rosewood Marimba Band and Marching Percussion Ensemble in concert at 8 p.m. at the Berger Auditorium, Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. Over 50 percussion band and ensemble players will be performing publicly in the program which highlights percussion music from Norway and the Netherlands, as well as ragtime and other favorites. For more information, call MusiCall at 621-2998.


Elizabeth Evans, author of a collection of short stories titled "Locomotion," will be giving a reading of her work at 8 p.m in the Modern Languages Auditorium. The event is presented by the Poetry Center. For more information, call the UA Poetry Center at 321-7760.

Try some cultural cuisine when the arts district continues the Brown Bag Lunch season with the Arnold Klingenfus Ensemble from noon-1 p.m at the Main Library Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave. The performance will feature original compositions by the band, and all of downtown's 65 restaurants will be open during the event. For more information, call Tucson Parks and Recreation at 791-4873.

Bring your event's information to the Wildcat Newsroom, in the Student Union Room 4, or call 621-3106.

Read Next Article