Compiled by Mark Vitale
Arizona Daily Wildcat
THURSDAY, FEB. 16
In celebration of Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay Awareness Week (which started last Sunday, if you didn't know, and continues through Feb. 19), ballet dancer turned performance artist, Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, will bring his acclaimed solo performance piece "The Texas Trinity" to Tucson. This three part series revolves around a character called Johnny, as he explores his homosexuality in a small repressive Texas town, and into college. Part I, "Talk of the Town," plays in the Social Science Auditorium on the UA campus at 8 p.m. Parts II and III, "Bible Belt and Other Accessories" and "Love in the Time of College," will play Friday and Saturday nights, same time, same place. For tickets or more information call BGALA at 621-7585.
Arizona Opera Co. presents Giuseppe Verdi's tragic opera "Rigoletto" at 7:30 p.m. in the Tucson Convention Center Music Hall. There will be additional performances on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Tenor Richard Gratoon will appear as Verdi's tortured jester, Rigoletto, and soprano Elizabetta Bice-Kost makes her Arizona Opera Co. debut as Rigoletto's daughter Gilda. The opera will be sung in Italian with English subtitles. For ticket information, call the Arizona Opera Co. at 622-8904.
"Mark Rothko: The Spirit of Myth," a exhibition on loan from the National Gallery of Art is on show now at the UA Museum of Art through Feb. 26. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The exhibition includes a set of paintings by Rothko based on ancient Greek mythology. For more information, call the UA Museum of Art at 621-7567.
"The Shadow of the Cross," an installation of kinetic sculptures by local artist Ned Schaper, a.k.a. Mat Bevel, shows from 1-5 p.m., Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Joseph Gross Gallery, UA Art Building.
Poet Gary Soto will give a reading from his work at 8 p.m. in the Student Union Senior Ballroom. Soto has been hailed by the American Book Review as "an extraordinary poetic talent." Author of eight books of poetry, his works have appeared in magazines, including The Nation, The New Yorker, and The New Republic. For more information, call the UA Poetry Center at 321-7760.
Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway," just nominated for seven Academy Awards will be playing at Gallagher Theater, Student Union, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The film stars John Cusak and Mary-Louise Parker. The theater box office opens a half hour before the first show. For more information, call Gallagher Theater at 621-3102.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17
New Movie Releases:
"Just Cause." Sean Connery stars as a law enforcement agent who must protect his family from a vengeful, psychotic criminal.
"The Brady Bunch." Yet another old television series gets turned into a movie as that favorite family from the '70s makes it to the big screen.
"Grease." Join Gallagher Theater as they present this classic John Travolta musical from the '70s only at Midnight.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18
The seventh annual Arizona Renaissance Festival continues this weekend from 10 a.m. until dusk at 12601 E. Highway 60, Apache Junction. Twenty acres at the foot of the Superstition Mountains are transformed into a 16th Century village complete with six stages presenting entertainment every half-hour, jousting tournaments and medieval wares. The event continues until March 26. For tickets and further information call (602) 463-2600.
Tucson Open University, 2030 E. Broadway, Suite 100, is holding the first of two workshops about writing and selling fiction and non-fiction articles from 1-5 p.m. The second workshop will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. Scott Barker, an award-winning feature and travel author and assistant editor at Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, will be teaching the two workshops which cover the whole process from initial idea to marketing a polished manuscript. For reservations call 622-0170.
Rodney Coronado, a well-known activist and animal rights spokesperson, will present a talk and slide show at 3 p.m. in the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot entitled "Through their Eyes, the Fur Trade." The event is being sponsored by the Voices for Animals organization. For more information, call 573-2828, ext. 2159.
Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone star in "The Specialist" Saturday through Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. at Gallagher Theater, Student Union. Stallone plays a government-trained killer who helps Stone gain revenge against the Miami underworld. The box office opens a half hour before the first show. For more information, call Gallagher Theater at 621-3102.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19
The Historic "Y" Theater, 738 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 131, continues it's presentation of Claudia Allen's "Movie Queens" at 8 p.m. The play tells the story of two feuding legendary actresses, reunited for a Broadway play, who find that their personal history is the real stuff of great drama. Performances will continue to show at 8 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, until Feb. 25. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or by calling One in Ten Repertory Theater at 770-9279.
Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. at the center for the Arts, Pima Community College, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Works to be performed include Franz Liszt , Piano Concerto No. 1, with Alexander Tentser on piano, and Igor Stravinsky's Suite for Orchestra, No. 1. For ticket information, call The Pima Community College Center for the Arts Box Office at 884-6458.
MONDAY, FEB. 20
The Central Arts Collective Gallery, 188 E. Broadway, presents "Four Artists: three Disciplines" until Feb. 25. The show will feature the works of photographer Jill Kelly, print makers Gloria Isak-Morton and Jack Remington, and sculptor Joan DeMott Sulivan. For more information, call the Central Arts Collective Gallery at 623-5883.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
The Art Department presents performance artist Mark Pauline lecturing about the activities of Survival Research Laboratories at 7 p.m. in the College of Architecture Auditorium. Pauline developed the concept of large scale machine performances, beginning in 1978, with the founding of Survival Research Laboratories. The group operates as an organization of creative technicians dedicated to redirecting the techniques, tools, and tenants of industry, science and the military away from their typical manifestations in practicality, product and warfare. For more information call 881-2725.
Trombonist Tom Riven and Pianist Paula Fan perform in a UA Faculty Recital at Crowder Hall in the Music building, UA Fine Arts Complex. The Faculty Recital series is presented by the UA School of Music. To purchase tickets, call the UA Fine Arts Box Office at 621-1162 or for further information, call the School of Music's information hotline, MusiCall, at 621-2998.
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