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Compiled by Michael Eilers

Thursday, April 13

The MFA Thesis Exhibition featuring the work of 13 MFA candidates will continue to dazzle and even shock people through April 23. Located in both the main gallery of the Art Museum and the Joseph Gross Gallery, this diverse and challenging show of student work can be seen from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Call Brian Beck at 621-7567 for information.

Saturday, April 15

Downtown Saturday Night featuring "Gecko Feats" (Anne Bunker, Chuck Koesters and "Hidden Garden") in performance will take over the sidewalks from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The action centers around the intersection of Congress and Sixth Street, but be prepared to park very far away.

The Tucson Jazz Society presents "Round Midnight," local favorites of the Tucson scene, in concert at St. Phillips Plaza, located at the intersection of Campbell Avenue and River Road. Opening the show will be the all-county high school band "JazzWerx." Toes will be tappin' from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $3 for members, $7 for non-members, available at the show or by calling 743-3399.

Monday, April 17

The UA Saxophone Ensemble, conducted by Michael Hester, will perform a concert at 8 p.m. in Crowder Hall. The free show will include both original and arranged pieces. MusiCall, 621-2998.

An exhibit of student artwork will open in the Union Gallery, in the UA Student Union on the first floor. Sponsored by MEChA, a student group concerned with Hispanic issues, the show will feature undergraduate and graduate work by group members. The exhibit will run weekdays through April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18

Poet, professor and UA Poetry Center Director Alison Deming will sign copies of the second edition of "Girls in the Jungle: What does it take for a woman to survive as an artist?" Deming's book "Science and other Poems" won the Walt Whitman Award in 1993, and she recently received grants from both the NEA and the Arizona Comission on the Arts. Kore Press is sponsoring the celebration at Cafe Magritte's Bowler room, 245 E. Congress, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call 321-2163 for details.

Wednesday, April 19

The UA Museum of Art presents an Artbreak with Helén Vigil and Bryan Warren, MFA candidates and exhibitors at the MFA Thesis show. They will discuss their work from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Museum of Art, located in the UA Fine Arts Complex near Speedway Boulevard and Park Avenue.

Poet Heather McHugh, National Book Award finalist and teacher at Columbia University, will read from her works in the Modern Languages Auditorium at 8 p.m. Recent works include "Hinge & Sign: Poems, 1968-1993" and "Broken English: Poetry and Partiality," a collection of essays. Call the Poetry Center at 321-7750 for information. Web surfers can check out the Poetry Center's Web page at http://www.arizona.edu/services/poetry.html

Australian photographer Leah King-Smith discusses her exhibit "Patterns of Connection" at 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Creative Photography. "Patterns" will be displayed through May 28 at the Center for Creative Photography Gallery. Call 621-7968 for information.

Campus Band, featuring UA faculty, students and staff in performance will give a show in Crowder Hall. Chad Allen, Jay Rees, Chris Mulliniks and Eric Weirather share conducting duties, with Justin Cole on solo trombone. $6 general, $5 for UA employees, $3 for seniors and students. Tickets available at the Fine Arts Box Office, 621-1162, and at Dillard's. Call MusiCall at 621-2998 for information.

A Brown Bag Concert featuring the Catalina Chamber Players on viola, cello and guitar will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on the Main Library Plaza, 101 N. Stone.

The School of Music presents a free Clarinet Studio concert featuring solo performances by students, directed by Jerry Kirkbride. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Hosclow Recital Hall, located at the south end of the pedestrian underpass near Speedway Boulevard and Park Avenue. Call 621-2998 for more information.

For consideration for publication, bring your event information down to the Wildcat newsroom in the basement of the Student Union, Room 4, or call us at 621-3106.

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