Demetria Martinez, author of "Mother Tongue", will read from her work today at 7 p.m. The reading is one of a five-part series called the "Arts of the Contact Zone." The name describes the phenomenon of several cultural groups collaborating to create new narrative forms. The reading is in the Modern Languages Auditorium, Room 350. Admission is free. Call 621-1836.
The Flandrau Science Scenter (on the Mall at Cherry) will be showing continuous live television shots of the Atlantis Space Shuttle through Friday. For more information call 621-4515.
The VideoTENSIONS series continues with a screening of "VideoNATIVE", a showcase of progressive video productions centering around Native American themes and issues. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Modern Languages Auditorium, Room 350. For more information call 621-7352.
Ingmar Bergman's "Cries and Whispers", a film with visual beauty and emotional depth concerning the stories of three sisters, will be screened in the Modern Languages Auditorium, Room 350 at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 622-2262.
Hear some great jazz music while getting relief from the heat as The Invisible Theater presents "Sizzling Summer Sounds" at the Doubletree Hotel, today at 8 p.m. with UA music professor Jeffrey Haskell. The performance will take place at 445 South Alvernon Way. Call 882-9721 for more information. Admission is $15 and discounts are available.
A bunch of animated short films at The Screening Room will be part of the Kids Summer Film Fest, today at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Admission is $2 and $3. Call 622-2262 for more information. The Screening Room is located downtown at 127 East Congress St.
Jazz concerts featuring UA music professors Jeffrey Haskell and Tom Ervin will take place at the Doubletree Hotel. A "Big Band Salute" starts at 2 p.m. and a "Women of Broadway Salute" begins at 8 p.m. The hotel is located at 445 South Alvernon Way. For more information call 882-9721. Admission is $15 and discounts are available.
Put on your cowboy boots and do the two-step at the biggest Bronco dance you've ever seen. Featuring music of Bronco, Los Tiranos Del Norte, Banda Mr. Junior's and others. The event will take place downtown at the TCC Arena's new exhibition hall, 260 South Church Street. For more information call 628-7089. Admission is $20.
Ingmar Bergman's "Cries and Whispers", featuring Swedish actresses Ingrid Thulin and Liv Ulman moves to The Screening Room at 127 East Congress Street. Call 622-2262 for more information. Admission is $4.
John Dahl's excellent neo-noir "Red Rock West," begins playing at Gallagher Theater. Nicholas Cage stars as a man mistaken for a hitman in Wyoming. Dennis Hopper is the real hitman in Dahl's precursor to his critically-acclaimed "Last Seduction." Showtimes are today through Wednesday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Admission is $2.50.
Don't miss a gallery talk with "Arthur Tress and the Postmodern Hero," at the Center for Creative Photography. The discussion will focus on the current exhibit in the gallery. Trudy Wilner Stack, the exhibition curator, will lead the discussion at 5:30 p.m. in the center. For more information call 621-7968.
The "Hugh O'Conor and the Apache Frontier" exhibit at the Arizona Historical Society will show you some history. Hugh O'Conor helped found Tucson and was a Spanish soldier. The display is located at 949 East 2nd Street. For more information call 628-5775. The show will continue through July.
Visual and audio effects will dazzle you in your chair as you watch Flandrau's Laser Light Shows. Featuring KIIM "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 exact showtimes. Presented in Flandrau Planetarium on the UA Campus, at the corner of University and Cherry.
The Vytas Sakalas: Tranceformations exhibit takes a close look at textural art regarding space and time. The show will present different angles of shapes and colors until July 16 at the UA's Museum of Art. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Call 621-7567 for more information. The Museum of Art is in the Fine Arts Complex.
For "Star Trek" fans, the musical parody "Space Trek: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone" will play through August 19 at the Gaslight Theater, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. Call 886-9428 for more information.
The Center for Creative Photography is showing "Arthur Tress: The Wulitzer Trilogy" through Sept. 10. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The Center is located in the Fine Arts Complex. Call 621-7968 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 more information.
Spend tranquil Saturday evenings strolling under the stars at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road. Guided walks or star talks or dine at the Ironwood Terraces Restaurant. Free with museum admission. Continuing through September 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information call 883-2702.
Head downtown to Cafe Magritte Sunday nights at 7 p.m. The "Blue Monks" play at the cafe, 254 E. Congress St. For more information call 884-8004.
Be sure to sneak a peak at the famous art exhibit "1995 Arizona Biennial" at the Tucson Museum of Art. The exhibit features local Arizona artists with art in all mediums, from sculptures to paintings. Admission is $2 and $1 for students. The museum is located downtown at 140 N. Main St. Call 624-2333 for hoursand information. The exhibit runs until August 16.
A wide variety of art is now on display at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte (near Ina Road, West of the Oracle Highway). The "A to Z" exhibit features paintings, sculptures and quilts. The second exhibit features pastels by Barbara Kennedy. Admission to the park is free. Both shows will continue until July 16. For more information call 742-6455.
Out and About is compiled by Adrienne Fay
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