Calendar for the week

Mainly Mozart Festival: Jeffrey Siegel, noted for his "Keyboard Conversations" series, is artistic director of the 12th annual tribute to Wolfgang and friends. The fest continues with orchestra concerts titled "Mozart and Brahms" at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Paul V. Galvin Playhouse at Arizona State University's Nelson Fine Arts Center, 10th Street and Mill in Tempe; and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at La Sala, located in the University Center Building on the Arizona State University West campus, 4701 West Thunderbird in Glendale. Also on this week's agenda: a family concert titled "Music for the Young and the Young at Heart" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at La Sala; a lecture by Robert Taylor titled "Theater/Performance, 18th Century" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Kiva Hall, also on the ASU West campus; and a chamber concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at La Sala. Events continue through Saturday, June 14. Tickets are $20 and $23 for the orchestra performances, $18 and $21 for the chamber concert, $10 for the family show and $5 for the lecture, available at Dillard's; call 503-5555. For general information, call 543-6057.

"Gas, Grub & Grammar Spoken Word Roadshow": The touring congregation of literary troubadours includes Albuquerque-based "urban feminist" poet Juliette Torrez and Bay Area author/sexual satirist Hank Hyena. Also scheduled to read-slash-perform: poets Victor Infante and Lisa Verlo. Showtime is 8 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Tempe's Higher Ground Cafe, 1032 South Terrace. For details call 829-8687.

"Fiestas de la Vida: Devotion and Ritual in Mexican Folk Art": See Friday.
"Our Future in the Desert: Architectural Explorations": See Thursday.
Phoenix Firebirds: See Thursday.

sunday
june 8
Vince Gill: One of Nashville's best (and best-selling) stylists, country traditionalist Gill has long been lauded for his high-lonesome tenor and nice-guy ways, from the lean early days opening for the likes of KISS (!) to his stint as lead singer for Pure Prairie League and on to his hypersuccessful solo career. Bryan White shares the stage on Sunday, June 8, at America West Arena, First Street and Jefferson. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $50, available at the arena and Dillard's; call 379-7800 or 503-5555.

"Fiestas de la Vida: Devotion and Ritual in Mexican Folk Art": See Friday.
Mainly Mozart Festival: See Saturday.
"Our Future in the Desert: Architectural Explorations": See Thursday.
Phoenix Firebirds: See Thursday.

tuesday
june 10
The Rollins Band: Last time through, Henry Rollins hosted a solo spoken-word performance. This time, hard-core Hank returns to what he does--and has always done--best: being hard-core Hank, postpunk avatar supreme. The Rollins crew is touring in support of its new disc, Come In and Burn. Metal/funk/world group Skunk Anansie shares the bill. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Club Rio, 430 North Scottsdale Road in Tempe. Tickets are $17.50, available at Ticketmaster. For details call 894-0533 or 784-4444.

Grease!: Tommy Tune's touring production of the '50s musical is back. This incarnation stars Adrian Zmed of the '82 movie Grease 2 as Danny Zuko, former One Day at a Time co-star Mackenzie Phillips as tough chick Rizzo and All in the Family's Sally Struthers as Miss Lynch. Opening performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 10; and the same time Wednesday, June 11, at Symphony Hall, 225 East Adams. More shows are scheduled Thursday, June 12, through Sunday, June 15. Tickets range from $29.50 to $43.50, available at Phoenix Civic Plaza and Dillard's box offices; call 262-7272 or 503-5555.

Road Trip: Charles Bowden in Tucson: The Old Pueblo-based author (Blue Desert, Mezcal) hosts a gallery talk/reading at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, located north of Second Street on Olive Road. The program's held in conjunction with the Lee Friedlander exhibit "An Excess of Fact: The Sonoran Desert" that's currently displayed at the center (see the On the Road listing). Admission is free. For details call 1-520-621-7968.

"Cesar Chavez Tribute Exhibit": See Thursday.
"Fiestas de la Vida: Devotion and Ritual in Mexican Folk Art": See Friday.
Mainly Mozart Festival: See Saturday.
"Our Future in the Desert: Architectural Explorations": See Thursday.
Phoenix Firebirds: See Thursday.

wednesday
june 11
Chris Whitley: The hard-bitten, Houston-born blues-rocker specializes in dank, earthy tales of alienation and angst. Woe is he, but in a good way; Whitley's wonderful song "Kick the Stones" was included on the soundtrack to Ridley Scott's movie Thelma & Louise. Touring in support of his third disc, Terra Incognita, Chris is scheduled Wednesday, June 11, at Gibson's, 410 South Mill in Tempe. Sweet Vine shares the stage. The all-ages show starts at 7 p.m. The first 100 tickets sold will go for 93 cents apiece; regular tickets are $10. They're available at Ticketmaster. For details call 967-1234 or 784-4444.

Edd "Kookie" Byrnes: Byrnes played jive-spouting hipster Gerald Lloyd Kookson III (a.k.a. "Kookie") and third fiddle to judo-savvy private eyes Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Roger Smith on the vintage TV series 77 Sunset Strip. Edd signs copies of his telltale tome Edd Byrnes: "Kookie" No More at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Borders Books & Music at 1361 South Alma School in Mesa; Marshall Terrill, the gossipy book's co-author, is also scheduled to appear. For details call 833-2244.

Hillbilly Soul Surfers: The inventive instrumental trio from L.A. summed up its musical mission with the adapted cover "Hillbilly Pipeline," from the band's debut, Hot Damn BoBo!!. (The disc also contains covers of Dick Dale and the Del-Tones' "Miserlou," Buck Owens' "Country Polka" and the theme from TV's The Munsters.) The Ramblers featuring Mario Moreno open at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School. The cover is $3. For details call 265-4842.

"Cesar Chavez Tribute Exhibit": See Thursday.
"Fiestas de la Vida: Devotion and Ritual in Mexican Folk Art": See Friday.
Grease!: See Tuesday.
Mainly Mozart Festival: See Saturday.
"Our Future in the Desert: Architectural Explorations": See Thursday.
Phoenix Firebirds: See Thursday.

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