A piece of Mexico's history is dramatized in the satire "The True History of Coca-Cola in Mexico", performed by the Borderlands Theater in collaboration with The Mixed Blood Theatre Company. The play is the story of two young American filmmakers make a documentary about how Coca-Cola's sales in Mexico have destroyed the traditional culture. The play will run today through July 16 at the Pima Community College Black Box Theater located at 2202 W. Anklam Road. For more information call 884-6456. Ticket are $10, with discounts available for students and seniors.
Sherman Alexie will read selections from his two novels at 7 p.m. Alexie is the author of "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven" and "Reservation Blues." 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 in the Modern Languages Auditorium, Room 350. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
The farcical antics of a knight and his followers are portrayed in the Shakespearean play "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Tucson Parks and Recreation Community Theatre present this production today through July 2 at 8 p.m. The show is being presented at the DeMeester Outdoor Performing Center in Reid Park. Admission is free.
Tucson has volcanoes, fossils and even dinosaur bones to learn about. Tour the grounds of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with an experienced docent who will point out the geology, plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert region. The tour is free with museum admission and given daily at 8 and 9 a.m. The museum is located at 2021 North Kinney Road. Call 883-2702 for more information.
A laser-light show with optical and audio illusions questions your perception of reality. Flandrau Planetarium presents "Illusions" at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $4.50 and discounts are available for students and seniors. The Science Center located on the UA campus, the intersection of University and Cherry. Call 621-4515 for more information.
Psychology majors and film buffs alike shouldn't miss the classic Ingmar Bergman film "Persona," the story of two women who live on a remote island and begin to exchange identities. Shown tonight at 7:30 at Modern Languages Auditorium, Room 350, and again on Sunday at The Screening Room Downtown at 127 E. Congress St. For more information call 622-2262. Admission is $4.
Downtown Saturday Night is the answer to your boredom. Tucson Arts District Partnership sponsors this evening of fun. Highlights include a jazz and blues band, and art with interpretation. The event is from 7 to 10 p.m. Downtown Ronstadt Transit Center, 6th Avenue and Congress Street. For more information call 624-9977.
Do you like classic science fiction flicks? Then go see the "Creature from the Black Lagoon" in 3-D. You can catch it at The Screening Room today at 2 and 4 p.m. The theater is at 127 E. Congress St. Call 622-2262 for more information. Tickets are $4 and $2.
The UA Summer Chorus sings "The Creation," conducted by Josef Knott. The performance will take place today at 3 p.m. in the Crowder Hall Music Building on the UA Campus. Tickets are $6 and discounts are available for UA employees, seniors and students. Call 621-2998 for more information.
Stephen King's "Dolores Claiborne" is showing at Gallagher Theater at 7:30 and 9:55 p.m. Jennifer Jason Leigh plays a daughter who discovers her mother (Kathy Bates) may have killed her father back when she was a child. Admission is $2.50.
The always-popular psychobilly rock of Reverend Horton Heat takes the stage at Club Congress tonight. The band's rockabilly fire is sure to pack 'em in tonight, despite any outdoor fireworks shows. Located at 311 E. Congress St. For more information call 622-8848.
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.
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
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 July 1 through September 30 from 6 to 10 p.m.For more information call 883-2702.
The Vytas Sakalas: Tranceformations takes a close look at textural art regarding space and time. The exhibit will present different angles of shapes and colors until July 16. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 621-7567 for more information.
The Center of 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.
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 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.
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