Tucson has a rich history; just ask the Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. Second St., which is sponsoring a series of lectures entitled, "Tucson in the 20th Century." Tonight's offering is "Thirty-nine Blocks Under the Blade: Tucson's Urban Renewal," given by Jim Ayres, an archaeologist in town for over 30 years. The series will also offer lectures on July 13, 20, 27, and August 3, 10 and 17. All lectures will be from 7-9 p.m. and tickets are $5 for one lecture, $30 for the entire series. AHS members can get a $2 discount on tickets for the series. Call 628-5774 for more details.
Perk up your ears tonight as the Children's Choir of Bucks County, Pa., will perform at 7:30 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 E. University Blvd. The choir performs a program including art, music, international folk songs and a choreographed Broadway set. Call the Tucson Boys Chorus at 296-6277 for more information.
Poetry fans are in luck, as renowned poet Gloria Bird reads from her work tonight at 7 in the Modern Languages Auditorium as part of the series, "Contact Zones: The Writer in the University and the Community." Call 621-1836 for more information.
Music fans, strap on your crash helmets! Nuclear Assault and Cadaverous Quartet will launch their aural assault tonight at The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave. Blast-off is at 8 p.m. and tickets for this noise-fest are $8. Call 629-9211 for more information and call your doctor about any possible hearing loss.
"Encounters in the Arts," a workshop for parents and teachers offering background on arts, music, theater education and dance, is being held today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. in Room 170 of the Music building on campus. The workshop will be conducted by UA fine arts faculty and tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 621-1302 to register for either today's or tomorrow's session.
Are there any organic farmers in the house? A class on making organic soil will be held today starting at 10 a.m. at Plaza Palomino, 2920 N. Swan Road. It is being held in conjunction with the Plaza's Produce Growers Market. Call 795-1177.
The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual conference, "Borderless Business," starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. For more information, call the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 620-0005.
Billed as "part music, part skateboarding celebration," Psychofreaksinthestreet 2 is coming. No, wait, it's already here. Today from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. at the Fineline, 101 W. Drachman St., a $5 admission charge gets you live music from Scar Strangled Banger, The Threshing Floor and Then Tingari, as well as a professional skateboard demonstration from the good folks at Girl Skateboard Co. Also on the evening's menu are food, beverages, a pool tournament and contests to win skateboard gear. Call 747-7719 for more information.
Today at 10 a.m., the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Metropolitan Education Commission (MEC) will release its first "Teen Town Hall" report, which includes recommendations about issues like racial tensions in the schools, bilingual education and busing. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers, 255 W. Alameda St. Call June Webb-Vignery at 791-4974 for more information.
Kick up yer heels! Local artist Ruth Hamilton will be offering a workshop on how to make a saguaro boot wall hanging today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte. Students must provide their own saguaro boots, which can be purchased at the workshop for $3-$30. The two-day workshop costs $30 for park members, $40 for non-members. Call 742-6455 for more information.
Music alert. Music alert. Infamous local band Fall From Grace is playing tonight at The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave, with Dog & Pony Show opening. Tickets are $4 at the door. Call 629-9211 for more information.
Opera is on the menu tonight as UA Summer Arts '94 presents a concert of Manuel De Falla's opera, "La Vida Breve," conducted by Larry Day of the UA School of Music. While not a staged production, the concert will feature flamenco dance by School of Music faculty Jory Hancock and Melissa Lowe. Also on the program is "Missa Criolla," a short Spanish mass by Ariel Ramirez, to be performed by the UA Summer Chorus. The concert starts at 8 p.m. at the Proscenium Theater on the Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and UA employees and $6 for students. They can be purchased through the UA Fine Arts box office and Dillard's and Tucson Convention Center ticket outlets. Call 621-2998 for more information. The concert will be repeated Sunday, July 10, at 3 p.m.
Religion in film is the topic tonight as St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church is hosting its second annual summer film series, on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Tonight's fare is "The Balcony," a "surreal political fable," starring Shelley Winters, Peter Falk, Leonard Nimoy and Lee Grant. The film will be shown in the Murphey Gallery of St. Philip's, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., on the northeast corner of Campbell Avenue and River Road. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
"Dreams," an epic film by famed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, will be showing tonight at 8:30 p.m. in the Modern Languages Auditorium on the UA campus. The film will be repeated on Sunday, July 10, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. at the Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St. Admission is only $3. Call the Arizona Center for the Media Arts at 628-1737 for more details.
The UA Press is holding a "Hotter Than Hell" book sale today from noon to 5 p.m. at their warehouse at 330 S. Toole Ave. Thousands of books will be available at "devilishly" low prices. Call Marjorie at 621-3920 for more information.
Teenagers, put your angst away and listen up. Tucson Parks and Recreation is sponsoring summer pool parties for y'all on Friday nights throughout the summer, featuring live music and games. The festivities begin tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Archer Center, 1665 S. La Cholla Blvd., and the Udall Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde. Admission is free, so go to it!
Save the planet! Or if you can't do that, at least try out "Greentoons," a series of fourteen environmentally aware cartoons showing today at The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St. Screenings will be at 2 and 4 p.m. and admission is $3, $2 for children under 12. Call 622-2262 for more details.
For the family, Parks and Recreation is also sponsoring summer pool parties for you folks. Tonight from 7 to 10, the fun will be at the Archer Center, 1665 S. La Cholla Blvd., and the Udall Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde. Admission is still free, so you don't have any reason not to go.
Calling all actors! Auditions for "Jerker," a play by Robert Chesley about two gay men who develop a relationship exclusively through telephone calls, will be held today from noon to 4 p.m. at the a.k.a. Theatre, 125 E. Congress St. Auditions will continue tomorrow, Sunday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Needed are two 30-something males and one male age 20 to 50. Call 623-7852 for an appointment.
Freedom Summer 1964, which saw the death of three civil rights workers in Mississippi, is the subject of a community forum today at St. Philip's In The Hills Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at River Road. Casey Hayden, a former staff organizer of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and the Rev. Paul Buckwalter will share their observations starting at 9:15 a.m. in the East Gallery of the Church. Call 299-6421 for more information.
Nationally-acclaimed acoustic guitar whiz Chris Smither struts his stuff tonight at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call 622-8848 for more details.
How about a haircut for a cause? Several Tucson salons are participating today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in "Style for Life," a citywide day of beauty, where all proceeds benefit PACT, the People with AIDS Coalition. The Coyote Wore Sideburns, Headware, Xanadu, Michelle's Hair Care, Markley, Tress Hair, Kenneth and other salons are involved, so call PACT for Life at 770-1710 for the name of a participating salon near you.
Can it be ... ELO? The late '70s early '80s super-band will be at The Outback, 296 N. Stone Ave., tonight and tomorrow, with both shows starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Call 622-4700 for more information.
Future filmmakers, take note: Howard Allen, prize-winning film and theater reviewer, will be offering his "Film Buffing" class on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., today through Aug. 15. Allen will teach students about film history and investigate the roles that screenwriters and directors play in the film process. Cost of the classes is $60, payable in advance or at the first class. But hurry Ä enrollment is limited to 25. Call 622-2262 for more details.
Monday Night at La Casita is presenting a lecture entitled, "Anxiety: Normal and Neurotic," an exploration of the dynamics of anxiety, tonight at 7:30 at St. Philip's In the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at River Road. The cost of the lecture, which will be presented by Jeanette Renouf, is $5. Call 299-6421 for more details.
Yeeha! The UA's Center for Creative Photography is featuring an exhibit called, "The Wild West: Photographs by David Leventhal," from July 10 through Sept. 11. The exhibit explores Hollywood's treatment of the Old West mythology using toy cowboys and filtered lighting. Call 621-7968 for more details.
"Dedicacion," a look at Mexican religious idolatry done by native Tucsonan and documentary photographer Amy Zuckerman, is now showing at the Jose Galvez Gallery, 743 N. Fourth Ave., through Aug. 20. Zuckerman's work is in the permanent collections at the Smithsonian Institution and the New York Public Library. Call 624-6878 for more details.
The UA Museum of Art is featuring "Art Tirol," an exhibit of leading Austrian artists like Max Weiler, Paul Flora, Max Peintner, Anton Christian and Markus Vallazza, through Aug. 5. Call 621-5130 for more information.
Meliora Architectural Gallery, 178 E. Broadway Blvd., is currently showing an exhibit entitled, "Art and Architecture," featuring the work of Albanese/Brooks/Mackey Architecture and Planning AIA, as well as the watercolors of Charles Albanese. The exhibit will be up through August and admission is free. Call 792-9544 for more information.
Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative Gallery, 135 E. Congress St., is featuring an exhibit entitled, "Show Me Yours ... I'll Show You Mine," showcasing the work of numerous artists, through July 16. Call 792-4503 for more details.
The UA Art Department is currently featuring an exhibit called, "Bulgaria; Paperworks," comprising works by six contemporary Bulgarian artists. Call 621-7570 for more information.
The Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave., will be featuring an exhibit entitled, "Open Spaces: Large Scale Works on Canvas," through Aug. 7. The exhibit includes works from the museum's permanent collection by artists such as Luis Cruz Azaceta, Robert Colescott, Nancy Tokar Miller, Fritz Scholder and Elmer Schooley. Call 624-2333 for more information.
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