Out and About

WEDNESDAY

July 12

Parker Rhodes will read from her first novel, "Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau," today at 7 p.m. Rhodes has been published in "Ms." and "Feminist Studies." The reading is part of a series called "Arts of the Contact Zone." The title describes the phenomenon of several cultural groups coming together to create new narrative forms. The reading is in the Modern Languages Auditorium, Room 350. Admission is free. For more information call 621-1836.

Interested in Tucson's history? The Arizona Historical Society presents a lecture series called "Exploring Territorial Arizona." An Apache Reservation Tribal Historian, Dale Miles, discusses Apache vs. United States relations. The lecture takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. The museum is located at 949 East 2nd Street. Call 628-5774 for more information.

THURSDAY

July 13

VideoTENSIONS, a video series of progressive video art with social and political messages presents "VideoCOLLECTIVE", a documentary about visiting artists from New York making a movie together. The screening starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Modern Languages Auditorium. For more information call 621-7352.

Peter Greenway's erotic and magical film "Prospero's Books," begins playing at Gallagher Theater. John Gielgud acts in this film adapted from Shakespeare's play "The Tempest." Peter Greenaway is best known for his critically-acclaimed film "The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover." Showtimes are today and tomorrow at 7:30 and 9:55 p.m. Admission is $2.50.

FRIDAY

July 14

Fun-filled carnival action will take place at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park today from 5 to 8 p.m. "Gone Hollywood" is the theme throughout the booths and talent show. Open to the public. Call 791-4845 for more information.

Giving a humorous look at top Hollywood filmmakers, "Cheddar Cuts" includes new and provocative works by local Tucsonans. The show will be today and tomorrow at The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St. Admission is $4. For more information call 622-2262.

SATURDAY

July 15

Don't miss a special workshop performance of "Cinderella and other Modern Fairytales A New Look at Old Stories." Presented at Gittings Studio Theater at 3:30 p.m. The theater is located at the east end of the university's Mall, between the tennis courts and the Flandrau Center. For more information call 621-4698.

Ronald Jones will head a discussion about how to reinvent the opera through computers. Virtual reality and animation are the defining features of this lecture, held today at 7 p.m. at the UA College of Architecture Auditorium. The building is adjacent to the Center for Creative Photography. Call 621-6751 for more information.

Need something to do that the kids can go to also? Downtown Saturday Night will feature dance, art, magicians and poets. Jazz and Blues bands will play at Creative Ventures Craft Mall at 522 N. 4th Ave. from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $2. Be sure to pick up a program at the Downtown Information Booth at the intersection of 6th Street and Congress.

Don't miss your chance to see the classic special-effects film "Jason and the Argonauts." Giant mermen, mythical creatures and skeleton warriors will cover the screen. At The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St. Showtimes are 2, 4, 6 and 10 p.m. Admission is $4. Call 622-2262 for more information.

Tohono Chul Park will give a "Xeriscape Landscape Tour" today at 8 a.m. The use of arid-adapted plants will be demonstrated. A drip irrigation demonstration will follow the tour at 9 a.m. The park is at 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. (Near Ina Road, West of Oracle Highway.) For more information call 742-6455.

Come watch the medieval play of "Robin Hood" playing at the Gaslight Theater today, Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The theater is at 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. Call 290-9108 for ticket information.

SUNDAY

July 16

Ingmar Bergman's war parable "Shame" is the latest installment in The Screening Room's Great Masters Series. The theater is located at 127 N. Congress St. Admission is $4. For more information call 622-2262.

Flandrau Science Center will sponsor a two-night double- whammy. David Levy will show video footage of the comet that crashed into Jupiter one year ago. This is a special fund-raiser for a teacher training program called Project Artist. Today at 5:30 p.m for $25 and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. for $10. The Science Center is located on the Mall at Cherry Avenue. Call 621-4515 or 621-6947 for more information.

MONDAY

July 17

The agriculturally-minded will have a chance to discuss the "Prehistoric Human Ecology at Wupatki National Monument" at the DuVal Auditorium inside University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell. The climate and environmental stresses during the 12th and 13th centuries will be focused on, along with a slide presentation. To find out more call 326-6709.

TUESDAY

July 18

Yet another Stephen King story adapted for the screen, "In the Mouth of Madness," stars Sam Neill as a man who is possessed by an evil force. Gallagher Theater will present this supernatural thriller today and tomorrow at 7:30 and 9:20 p.m. Admission is $2.50.

Look at Mexico's diverse natural habitats at the special showing of "Mexico: A Landscape Revisited." The Tucson Museum of Art will hold this event on Friday, July 21. The exhibit is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Museum is located at 140 North Main Ave. For more information call 624-2333.

ONGOING

Watch a country and western musical filled with hardship, emotion and love when The Stray Theater presents "Wigged Out," a play about a star returning home after fame. Located at the Tucson Center of the Performing Arts at 408 South 6th Avenue. Tickets are $14 with discounts available. The production runs through July 30. Call 622-2823 for more information.

Catch a contemporary art glass show that will highlight items ranging from perfume bottles to vases. The Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass Gallery presents the "Gallery Artists Show" continuing until August 26. The gallery is located at 711 South Sixth Avenue. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information call 884-7404.

Video and audio effects will dazzle you in your chair as you watch Flandrau's Laser Light Shows, featuring "Hot Country", "Nirvana vs. Pearl Jam," Pink Floyd's "Darkside of the Moon" and "Metallica." All shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30, 9:30, 10:45 and midnight. Admission is $5. Call 621-STAR for showtimes. Presented in Flandrau Planetarium on the UA Campus, on the Mall at Cherry Avenue.

For "Star Trek" fans, the musical parody "Space Trek: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone" will play through August 19 at the Gaslight Theater, 7010 East Broadway Blvd. Call 886-9428 for more information.

The Arizona State Museum presents "Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta," an exhibit of Mexican folk masks. The exhibit continues through 1996. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. The Museum is located at Park and University on the UA Campus. Call 621-6302 for further information.

Su Teatro presents the play "Burn This" at the Historic Y Theater. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lanford Wilson, the play is filled with murder, passion and indecision. It will run until July 23 and performed Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased at Antigone Books and the Bookstop. The theater is located at 738 North 5th Ave. Call 740-1402 for more information.

Out and About is compiled by Adrienne Fay

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