Out and About

WEDNESDAY

June 21

For writers, readers and fans of poetry, Lorna Dee Cervantes will be reading from her two collections of poetry at 7 p.m. Cervantes' books include "Emplumada" and "From the Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger." 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 will be held in the Modern Languages Auditorium, Room 350. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

This week Tucsonans have a chance to see "Oklahoma" as they've never seen it before! Tony Award-winning director Vivian Matalon leads a team of Broadway's finest talent in a spectacular show featuring 50 actors, singers, dancers and the Phoenix Symphony playing the original Broadway orchestrations. The musical is at the TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church, today through Sunday. For more information call 622-2823.

THURSDAY

June 22

Revisit your childhood with the 125th Anniversary Edition of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, which runs through Sunday at the Tucson Convention Center . Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 1:30 and 6 p.m. Prices are $10.50, $12.50 and $14.50. To order tickets call 622-2823, all Dillard's outlets or charge by phone: 791-4836 or 1-800-638-4253.

Looking for some laughs? Don't miss the comic opera "The Elixir of Love" by Gaetano Donizetti and conductor Larry Day. The story is about an Italian lad who pines away for the lovely village girl who is marrying a swashbuckling sergeant. Presented by the School of Music and Dance in the College of Fine Arts and sponsored by the Office of Summer Session, a division of Extended University. Today through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. The opera will be staged in Crowder Hall, Music Building, UA Campus at the south end of the pedestrian underpass near the intersection of Speedway and Park. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for UA employees and $6 for seniors and students. For tickets call 621-1162 or Dillard's outlets.

The rousing play "A...My Name is Alice" will be held over at the Invisible Theater. It will be playing today and tomorrow at 8 p.m. The play brings a feminist perspective to the stage with comedy sketches such as "Sensitive New Age Guys" and "You're Never Too Old For Love." Along with a three piece on stage combo led by David Craig, Lucy Huestis and Aaron Bonsall. Tickets are $12 and $15, discounts available for groups of ten or more, students and seniors. The theater is located at 1400 N. First and Drachman. For tickets call 882-9721.

FRIDAY

June 23

Learn some history while enjoying a movie. "Guelwaar" is a story about African corruption and neocolonial Western aide. Held today at Modern Languages Auditorium, room 350 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 and 7:30 p.m. at The Screening Room located at 127 E. Congress St. For more information call 622-2292. Ticket are $4 for adults and $2 for children.

SATURDAY

June 24

Your summer is not complete with a dose of the original Little Rascals, America's most beloved mischief makers. The Screening Room presents the film "The Original Little Rascals" as part of a series called the Kids Summer Film Fest. The movie will be presented today 2 and 3 p.m. The Screening Room is located at 127 E. Congress St. Call 622-2292 for more information. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children.

Watch a competitive amateur soccer team play in Tucson. The Amigos will play in the Arizona Cotton game at the Rincon/University High Stadium today at 7:30 p.m. The Tucson-based Amigos are currently in 3rd place in the Western Premiere Division of the United States Inter-regional Soccer League and in contention for the playoff spot. The game will be take place at 422 N. Arcadia Ave. Call 318-2200 for more information.

Looking for a great stand-up comedian? L.A. Weekly recently voted the "Latin Lezbo Comic" the funniest comedian to hit the theater. Monica Palacios does a comedy performance at Tucson's One in Ten Theater Company. Palacios is forthright about racism and homophobia. Today at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Reservations may be made by calling the theater at 770-9279. Advance tickets are available at Antigone Books, Ain't Nobody's Biz and Tucson Trunk. Presented at the Historic "Y" Theater located at 738 N. Fifth Ave. Suite 131.

SPICMACAY proudly hosts Rajkumar Singhajit Singh and Company tonight as they present an evening of Manpuri, one of India's religious dance forms at 7 p.m. The dance concert will take place in the Arizona Health Sciences Center's Duval Auditorium. For more information call Farha Vasanwala at 621-8175.

SUNDAY

June 25

The Wildcat House is having a Karaoke night tonight, hosted by local karaoke legend "Crash". Proceeds benefit families and friends of those who have died by violence. The benefit gets underway at noon with a bike show, live music, live auction, raffles, door prizes and bingo lasting until midnight. The Wildcat House is located at 1801 N. Stone. For more information call 622-1302. General Admission is $3 and children under 14 are free.

MONDAY

June 26

Do the kids need something to do this summer? Randolph "Kids" Choice will be offering a week-long, three-hour-a-day, supervised program starting today through Friday. The program will give kids a choice of an active sport or a creative activity. Participants ages 6-9 can attend from 9 a.m. to noon and ages 10-12 can attend from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The fee is $5 per day and $20 for the week. For more information call 791-4560.

TUESDAY

June 27

Enjoy some relaxing music with your lunch at La Placita Village. The Village will stage a concert with the Rich Stanley Band today in the gazebo from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. La Placita is located at 110 S. Church (at the intersection of Church and Broadway).

ONGOING

The Center for Creative Photography is showing a three-part series of photographs by "Arthur Tress: The Wulitzer Trilogy" today through September 10. Three sections of the exhibit demonstrate the hardship's of life, fish tanks and Tress's childhood and adolescence. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The center is located in the Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park. Call 621-7968 for more information.

For those "Star Trek" fans out there, the musical parody "Space Trek: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone" will play through August 19 at the Gaslight Theater. Tickets are $12.95 for adults, $10.95 for military, seniors and students, children 12 and under $6. Show times are Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. The Gaslight Theater is at 7010 E. Broadway. Call 886-9428 for more information.

Be sure to sneak a peak at the famous art exhibit "1995 Arizona Biennial" at the Tucson Museum of Art. The exhibit features 64 Arizona artists with 91 works of art in all mediums. Admission is $2, and $1 for seniors and students. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 140 N. Main. For more information call 624-2333.

Check out the "Big Summer Show" a multi-media exhibition featuring painting and sculpture by a group of artists including Charles Ulrich and Marc Moss. The display will continue through June 30 at Local 803, Inc. a fine arts gallery featuring the work of Southern Arizona's artists and craftsman. The gallery is located at 803 E. Helen St. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information call 882-4625.

The Arizona State Museum presents "Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta" exhibit of more than 350 Mexican folk masks from mermaids to scorpions. The museum features anthropology displays with a particular emphasis on the Southwest. This exhibit will continue now through 1996. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon 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.

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