Pic Hits for the week

7 Year Bitch: Let us now praise the infamous women in this roaring rock crew from Seattle. Selene Vigil, Roisin Dunne, Elizabeth Davis and Valerie Agnew have the right kind of attitude (rude deluxe), the perfect band name and a powerful Atlantic debut titled Gato Negro; see the story on page 95. Steelwool, Spillblanket, and Since I Was 6 share the bill. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Boston's, 910 North McClintock in Tempe. For details call 921-7343.

Arizona Rattlers: Coach Danny White and his minigridiron squad kick off the regular home season with a match at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, against the Orlando Predators at the "Snake Pit": America West Arena, First Street and Jefferson. Tickets range from $8 to $36, available at the arena and Dillard's. Call 379-7800 or 678-2222.

Center Dance Ensemble: The Valley troupe performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Scottsdale Center for the Arts, 7380 East Second Street. The program includes the modern ballet "The Attic," choreographed by CDE's Francis Smith Cohen and adapted from the true story of doomed diarist Anne Frank; "Pythagorean Dances" by Michael Montanaro; and "Inside the Silence," a work based on the paintings of Charlotte Salomon and set to music by Mahler. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors, $7 for students and kids, available at the center and Ticketmaster. For details call 994-2787 or 784-4444.

The Boys From Syracuse: See Friday.
Country Thunder USA: See Friday.
Desert Bloom '96: See Friday.
Maricopa County Fair: See Thursday.
Phoenix Roadrunners Playoffs: (If necessary.) See Friday.

sunday
april 28
Pinchas Zukerman and Tokyo String Quartet: Israel-born violinist Zukerman joins the great Japanese group for a program of works by Schubert, Bartók, Beethoven and Marc Neikrug. Showtime is 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Gammage Auditorium, Mill and Apache in Tempe. Tickets are $19, $22 and $25, available at Gammage and Dillard's. For details call 965-3434 or 678-2222.

Charles Bowden and Jack W. Dykinga: Author Bowden and photographer Dykinga discuss and sign copies of their fourth collaboration, Stone Canyons of the Colorado Plateau, at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Tempe's Changing Hands Bookstore, 414 South Mill, Suite 109. Admission is $5; all proceeds benefit the Sierra Club. For details call 966-0203.

Scottsdale Jazz Festival featuring Norman Brown, Boney James, Craig Chaquico, Andy Narell, and Tom Grant: The inaugural fest features separate sets by vocalist/guitarist Brown, sax player James, former Jefferson Starship guitarist Chaquico, Windham Hill percussionist Narell and keyboardist Grant. The sounds start at noon Sunday, April 28, at Scottsdale Center for the Arts Amphitheater, 7380 East Second Street. Tickets are $35, $10 for children ages 13 to 18, free for younger kids, available at the center and Ticketmaster. Call 994-2787 or 784-4444.

Country Thunder USA: See Friday.
Desert Bloom '96: See Friday.
Maricopa County Fair: See Thursday.

monday
april 29
Celebrity Jam: Stan Devereaux, and Andy Gonzales All-Stars co-host the weekly blues bash, which usually attracts plenty of worthy guests. It starts at 9 p.m. Monday, April 29, and every Monday at the Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School. The cover is $1.50, free for musicians. Call 265-4842.

Maricopa County Fair: See Thursday.

tuesday
april 30
Ain't Misbehavin': Ruth, Anita and June, the sisters Pointer, are the stars of this touring production of the Fats Waller musical, directed by Arthur Faria, choreographer of the show's original Broadway incarnation. This week's performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30; and the same time Wednesday, May 1, at Gammage Auditorium, Mill and Apache in Tempe. More shows are planned Thursday, May 2, through Sunday, May 5. Tickets range from $26 to $40, available at Gammage and Dillard's. Call 965-3434 or 678-2222.

Olympic Torch Relay Team: The torch and those bearing it on its journey to Atlanta for the '96 summer games will be honored during a brief pit stop at Patriots Square, Central and Washington, from approximately 11 to 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 30; admission is free. The team then departs for Kingman. Call 631-4840.

John G. Hanhardt: The curator of film and video art at New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art presents the fourth annual Elaine Horwitch Lecture in Contemporary American Art Criticism, a free program titled "Rewind: Three Decades of Video Art" and featuring clips from Nam June Paik, Bill Viola and Adrian Piper, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Katzin Concert Hall, located in the Music Building on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe; a free reception follows at ASU Art Museum at Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tenth Street and Mill. Call 965-3468.

Girls Against Boys: The rising alternative act, touring in support of its new Touch and Go disc, House of GVSB, and the breakout hit "Super-fire," performs on Tuesday, April 30, at Gibson's, 410 South Mill in Tempe. Salt, and Therapy? share the all-ages bill. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $7, available at the club and Ticketmaster. Call 968-8664 or 784-4444.

Maricopa County Fair: See Thursday.

wednesday
may 1
Phoenix Suns Playoffs: The Suns continue their first-round, best-of-five series against the San Antonio Spurs with game three at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at America West Arena, First Street and Jefferson. If required, the fourth game will be at the arena on Friday, May 3; the deciding fifth game, if necessary, will be in San Antonio on Sunday, May 5. If tickets are available, they're at the arena and Dillard's. Call 379-7867 or 678-2222.

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