Pic Hits for the week

An Die Musik: The quintet, named after the Schubert composition, performs at 8 p.m. Friday at Scottsdale Center for the Arts, 7380 East Second Street. The highlight of the program is Jerry Sapieyevski's Aesop Suite; written for the ensemble, the work highlights one An Die Musik member per movement. Also planned: performances of Beethoven's String Trio in G major, Opus 9, No. 1; Britten's Phantasy Quartet, Opus 2; and Mozart's Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat, K. 493. Tickets are $18, $5 for students. Call 266-3524 or 994-2787.

Arizona National Livestock Show: SeeThursday.
Little Shop of Horrors: See Thursday.
The Phantom of the Opera: See Thursday.

Phoenix Symphony: (With flutist Paula Robison; "Coffee Classics" matinee at11 a.m.; evening performance at 8.) SeeThursday.

saturday
january 6
Mark Russell: The comedian, known for his dry wit and political bent, got his start in the entertainment biz tickling the ivories and lampooning the inside-the-Beltway crowd at the Carroll Arms Hotel bar in Washington, D.C. He's played off the foibles, greed, smugness and smallness of the fools on the Hill ever since, and he's really good at it. Russell performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sundome, 19403 R.H. Johnson Boulevard in Sun City West. Tickets range from $7 to $24, available at Sundome and Dillard's. Call 975-1900 or 678-2222.

Candye Kane and the Swingin' Armadillos: Every now and then, the universe rights itself, as it did when full-figured former topless dancer Kane covered Willie Dixon's "Built for Comfort" on her Antone's debut, Home Cookin'. To the L.A. singer's credit, Candye has managed to overcome her randy past with an innate feeling for the jump blues and a voice that's part Wanda Jackson and part Big Mama Thornton. Kane and the Armadillos host arelease party for their Home Cookin' follow-up, Knockout, at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School. Cover is $4. For details call 265-4842.

Antigone: See Friday.
Arizona National Livestock Show and PRCA Senior Rodeo: (Rodeo performanceat 1 p.m.) SeeThursday.

Bullriders Only Championship: (Show time is 7:30 p.m.) See Friday.
Little Shop of Horrors: (Performances at 2 and 8 p.m.) See Thursday.
The Phantom of the Opera: (Performances a t2 and 8 p.m.) See Thursday.
World of Wheels: (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) SeeFriday.

sunday
january 7
Art Tours: Free, docent-guided tours of the exhibitions and outdoor sculpture at Scottsdale Center for the Arts, 7380East Second Street, are offered every Sunday in January. The exhibition jaunt steps off at 1:30 p.m.; the sculpture tour follows at 3. Tours are also available by appointment; call 994-2315. For general information, see the Art Exhibits listing or call 994-2301.

Antigone: (Performance at 6 p.m.) SeeFriday.
Arizona National Livestock Show and PRCA Senior Rodeo: (Rodeo performanceat 1 p.m.) SeeThursday.

Little Shop of Horrors: (Performances at 1 and 7 p.m.) See Thursday.
The Phantom of the Opera: (Performances at 2 and 7:30 p.m.) See Thursday.
World of Wheels: (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) SeeFriday.

monday
january 8
Travel Films: City of Mesa's Travel Adventure Film Series, co-sponsored by World Geographical Society, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Monday with a screening of Land of Legend: England, Scotland and Wales. All programs begin at 7:30p.m. in the auditorium at Red Mountain High School, 7301 East Brown. Admission is $6, $3 for kids under 12; call 644-3654. The Armchair Traveler Series at the Sundome, 19403 R.H. Johnson Boulevard in Sun City West, continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday with a screening of Istanbul: Travels in Turkey, produced by former Associated Press correspondent Hal McClure. Tickets are $6, at Sundome and Dillard's; call 975-1900 or 678-2222.

tuesday
january 9
Warren Zevon: The macabre songsmith plays his antisocial antihits--including "Carmelita," "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner," "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" and "Desperados Under the Eaves"--in the intimate confines of the Rockin' Horse, 7000 East Indian School inScottsdale. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are available at the scene and Ticketmaster. For details call 949-0992 or 784-4444.

Istanbul: Travels in Turkey: (Armchair Traveler Series; screening at 7 p.m. attheSundome.) See "Travel Films" underMonday.

Little Shop of Horrors: (Specially priced benefit performance for Arizona AIDSFoundation, preceded by a dessert sampling.) See Thursday.

The Phantom of the Opera: See Thursday.
Phoenix Suns: (Versus the Los Angeles Clippers.) See Thursday.

wednesday
january 10
"Fred Harvey's Southwest": Heard Museum Guild's annual lecture series starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the museum, 22 East Monte Vista. The facility's director, MartinSullivan, speaks on "The Harvey Era: Trains, Tourists and Transformations in American Life." The presentation is repeated at 9:30a.m. January 11. The series continues through February 8. Tickets to each lecture are $10, $8 for members. For details about related "Harvey Dinners" or other information, call 252-8840.

Insight:Art: "Flecks in the Critical Eye": The series of art-related panel discussions, moderated by author and former gallery owner Lewis Barrett Lehrman, continues with this discussion about contemporary art and criticism. Panelists include painter/author Austin E. Deuel, Southwest Art magazine editor Susan Hallsten McGarry, painter/instructor Joseph Abbrescia and Arizona Republic art critic Richard Nilsen. The free program begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Cinema atScottsdale Center for the Arts, 7380 East Second Street. For details call 994-2787.

Little Shop of Horrors: See Thursday.
The Phantom of the Opera: See Thursday.

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