Pic Hits for the week

Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace: The eighth annual re-creation of amedieval village is populated by a cast of royals, peasants, thespians, equestrians, maidens fair, rogues, jousters and other appropriate types. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6p.m. each Saturday and Sunday, through March 24, and on Presidents' Day (February 19) at the festival grounds, located off Highway 60/89 east of Apache Junction. Tickets are $10.95, $3.95 for children ages 5to 12, available at Fry's stores; they're $1more at the gate. Kids under 5 are admitted free. For details call 1-520-463-2700.

ASU Baseball: See Friday.
ASU Basketball: (Versus Washington.) SeeThursday.
Copper World Classic: See Friday.

Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn andOther Identities: See Friday.

Parada del Sol Rodeo: See Thursday.
Phoenix Symphony: ("Hollywood Blockbusters.") See Friday.

sunday
february 4
Riders in the Sky: The trio of modern-day singing cowboys yodels, yelps, ki-yi-yips, performs rope tricks and puts new spins on old standbys like "Cool Water" in performances at 3and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Red River Opry, Mill and Washington in Tempe. Tickets are $15, available at the scene and Dillard's. For details call 829-6779 or 678-2222.

Bone Thugs N Harmony: Cleveland's "Bone" brothers--"Krayzie," "Layzie," "Bizzy," "Wish" and "Flesh-N"--took the biz by storm and surprise with their multiplatinum 1994 EP Creepin on Ah Come Up (Ruthless), produced by the late Eazy-E. The gangsta rappers perform at 6 and 9 p.m. Sunday atElectric Ballroom, 1216 East Apache in Tempe. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster. Call 894-0707 or 784-4444.

Peter Rowan, and Jerry Douglas: Singer-songwriter Rowan is probably best known for his tune "Panama Red," a minor hit for New Riders of the Purple Sage, but he's dipped his toes in a number of interesting troughs over the years, collaborating with Jerry Garcia, David Grisman and Vassar Clements in the group Old and in the Way and handling lead-vocal duties for Bill Monroe's band for a time. Dobro player Douglas opens with a set at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rockin' Horse, 7000 East Indian School in Scottsdale, then performs with Rowan. Tickets are $10, available at the scene and Ticketmaster. For details call 949-0992 or 784-4444.

Arizona Renaissance Festival and ArtisanMarketplace: See Saturday.
ASU Baseball: See Friday.
Copper World Classic: See Friday.

Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities: See Friday.

Parada del Sol Rodeo: See Thursday.
Phoenix Symphony: ("People's PopsConcert.") See Friday.
World Championship Hoop-Dance Contest: See Saturday.

monday
february 5
Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys: The bluegrass legend and his Virginia-based Boys are stone traditionalists. Arizona Bluegrass Association presents a performance by the band, touring in celebration of Stanley's golden anniversary in the business, on Monday at Red River Opry, Mill and Washington in Tempe. Flint Hill Special opens at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance at Dillard's, $14at the door. For details call 829-6779 or678-2222.

The Innocence Mission: Karen Peris and company, reminiscent of 10,000 Maniacs at half-speed, are touring in support of their new A&M album, Glow. The Mission performs Monday at the Rockin' Horse, 7000 East Indian School in Scottsdale. Labelmate 16 Horsepower opens at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7, available at the scene and Ticketmaster. For details call 949-0992 or 784-4444.

tuesday
february 6
Russell Means: The Native American activist, author and actor reads from and signs copies of his autobiography, Where White Men Fear to Tread, which details Means' rise from accountant to revolutionary to outlaw to Libertarian presidential candidate to the voice of the animated character Powhatan in Disney's Pocahontas, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tempe's Changing Hands Bookstore, 414 South Mill, Suite 109, and at the same time Wednesday at Borders Books & Music, 1361 South Alma School inMesa. Admission to both events is free. For details call 966-0203 or 833-2244.

The Harp Consort: The second annual Louise Lincoln Kerr Tribute to the Arts features this early-music ensemble, which includes Andrew Lawrence-King on Spanish double harp and psaltery and Paul O'Dette on guitar and vihuela. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. A dessert reception for the artists follows. Tickets are $13 and $14, available at Kerr and Dillard's. For details call 965-5377 or 678-2222.

Phoenix Suns: The Suns host the Chicago Bulls at 6 p.m. Tuesday at America West Arena, First Street and Jefferson. A free tipoff party is planned prior to the game; itstarts at 5 at Arizona Center, Third Street and Van Buren (call 252-2502). If game tickets are available, they're at the arena and Dillard's. For details call 379-7867 or 678-2222.

ASU Baseball: (Alumni game.) See Friday.

wednesday
february 7
Barry M. Goldwater Lecture Series: The former U.S. senator and conservative bulldog has developed a mild but welcome case of humanism in recent years. Following tradition, Goldwater kicks off the 1996 edition of the series that bears his name. He lectures on "Arizona: Past, Present and Future" at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Various speakers are featured at the same time weekly, through March 20. Single-lecture tickets are $11, available at Kerr and Dillard's; a series package is available. For details call 965-5377 or 678-2222.

George Winston: The new-age pianist, touring in support of his latest album, Forest, performs songs of winter at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250North Arizona Avenue. Tickets range from $13.50 to $17.50, available at the scene and Ticketmaster; Winston requests anonperishable food item for donation to United Food Bank. Call 786-2680 or 784-4444.

ASU Basketball: (Versus U of A.) SeeThursday.
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities: See Friday.

Russell Means: See Tuesday.

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