Compiled By Joshua Dalton

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Thursday, May 4

One in Ten theatre company presents "Quickies," an evening of five short plays by Carl Morse, Lanford Wilson, Victor Bumbalo, and Joe Pintauro. "Quickies" runs Through May 7, and again from May 10 to May 13. Performances take place at the Historic 'Y' Theatre. For reservations and information, call One in Ten at 770-9279.

Local Native American author Simon Ortiz, local children's author Byrd Taylor, and ethnobotanist Gary Paul Nabhan present "Voices of the Land," a benefit reading of selections of the authors' work for Native Seeds/SEARCH. The reading starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Tucson Center for the performing arts. For more information, call Native Seeds/SEARCH at 327-9123.

Friday, May 5

The long-awaited return of singer/songwriter Victoria Williams is here. She'll be playing Hotel Congress with local darlings Giant Sand and Caitlin and the Stickponies. For more information, call Club Congress at 622-8848.

The DPC Cafe is the place to be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday for an hour of madcap hilarity with The People That Do That, Tucson's only sketch comedy group/weiner retailer. Admission is only $3. For more information call the big guy in charge, Derek Iversen at 628-3612.

Arizona Theatre Company invites all to the opening night performance of {The Convict's Return,} a tale of one actor's attempt to make it big in the Big Apple. Call ATC at 884-8210 for reservations and information.

Local punk bands will invade the DPC tonight for a show featuring Spillblanket, Teeth, and K.T. Trip. The show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, call the DPC at 628-1650.

Saturday, May 6

Club Congress is proud to present Benna Cohen free in the Hotel Congress Lobby and a video shoot with Black Moon Graffiti and Rod Carillo's House of Pleazure in the Club. It's free until 10 p.m., after which admission is $3. For more information, call Hotel Congress at 622-8848.

Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass is extending an invitation to a free day of glass blowing in historic downtown Tucson. After the exhibition, many items will be for sale at reduced prices for Mother's Day. The blowing will get underway at 11 a.m. and will run until about 4 p.m. For more information, call Philabaum at 884-7404.

The Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir will present the sacred music of Tibet at UA Centennial Hall at 8 p.m. The Gyuto Monks chant to set the human race and the planet free. For more information call Arizona Friends of Tibet at 885-6527.

Sunday, May 7

Local acts Dog and Pony Show, Brenda's Never Been and a yet-to-be announced band will be playing on the Club Congress stage and admission is only $2.50. For more information, call 622-8848.

Wednesday, May 10

The finest musicians in Tucson will gather at Club Congress for the Tammies Awards Ceremony for excellence in the field of local music. The night begins at 7 p.m. with Los Diamantes, Blues Kats, Friends of Dean Martin, Shovel, the Drakes, and Dog and Pony Show performing before the night is over. For more information, call Club Congress at 622-8848.

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