Calendar for the week

Emancipation Marathon: More than 20 writers, artists and others are scheduled to read material "focusing on the definition, the law, the human condition and the legacy of slavery" at this post-Juneteenth event, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Art Attack Studios at the Hub Gallery, 130 North Central, Suite B-100. For details call 253-2513.

Road Trip: Prescott Bluegrass Festival: Newgrass fiddler/vocalist Laurie Lewis and her Grant Street Band headline the free, 16th annual fest, which starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at lovely Courthouse Plaza in Arizona's territorial capital. Also scheduled: the Cowboy Legends, the Hat Band, and the Creekside Band. For details call 1-800-266-7534 or 1-520-445-2000.

The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged): See Friday.
"Elusive Nature: The U.S. Representation From the 1996 Cuenca Bienal of Painting": See Thursday.

Grand Canyon State Games: See Thursday.
subUrbia: See Thursday.

sunday
june 22
Phoenix Mercury: The Valley's Women's National Basketball Association franchise is coached and managed by one of the top female b-ball players of all time, Cheryl Miller. In its first season, and in the WNBA's inaugural year, the Mercury makes its home-court and regular-season debut at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at America West Arena, First Street and Jefferson. The opponent is the Charlotte Sting. If tickets are available, they're at the arena and Dillard's. For details call 252-9622, 379-7800 or 503-5555.

Boot Camp Clik: Brooklyn's cult hip-hop collective is on the road in support of its latest disc, For the People, which features the Clik's first experimentation with live instrumentation. Immortal Vibe, and DJ Fashen share the stage. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at the Nile Theater, 105 West Main in Mesa. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster. For details call 649-2766 or 784-4444.

American Motorcycle Expo '97: See Saturday.
The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged): See Friday.
"Elusive Nature: The U.S. Representation From the 1996 Cuenca Bienal of Painting": See Thursday.

Grand Canyon State Games: See Thursday.
subUrbia: See Thursday.

tuesday
june 24
Morris Day and the Time: Urbane funkster Day, Prince's former musical partner and sometime archnemesis (remember the purportedly drawn-from-reality turf war between Morris and the Artist Who Would One Day Be Known As the Artist in Purple Rain?) has been out of the chart loop for years. And the Time, whose original incarnation featured Jimmy "Jam" Harris, Terry Lewis and Jesse Johnson, ain't what it once was, so there's no telling what's in store at the group's concert on Tuesday, June 24, at the Electric Ballroom, 1216 East Apache in Tempe. London shares the bill. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance, $23 the day of the show, available at Ticketmaster. For details call 894-0707 or 784-4444.

Lee Ritenour, and Dave Grusin: The contemporary-jazz mainstays salute Antonio Carlos Jobim (the "father of bossa nova" and namesake of the smash tribute A Twist of Jobim) and composer Henry Mancini (honored by Grusin on the recent homage Two for the Road) at a show scheduled on Tuesday, June 24, at the Red River Opry, Mill and Washington in Tempe. Eric Marienthal, Vesta, and Badi Assad share the stage. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32.50, available at the scene and Dillard's; call 829-6779 or 503-5555.

Cadillac Desert: Water & the Transformation of Nature: Based on Marc Reisner's book Cadillac Desert and Sandra Postel's work Last Oasis, the PBS series chronicles the corrupting battle for water rights and access that's been raging in the West for most of this century. The first installment in the four-part program, titled "Mulholland's Dream: The True Story Behind Chinatown's Fiction" and centered on the struggle for the wet stuff in L.A., airs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, on KAET-TV, Channel 8. For details call 965-2308.

Smog: Bill Callahan's northern California lo-fi act plays gloom rock in the fractured key of Nick Drake. Not for those pondering bungee jumping without the cord. Touring in support of its new disc, Red Apple Falls, Smog's scheduled Tuesday, June 24, at Stinkweeds Record Exchange, 1250 East Apache, Suite 109, in Tempe. Kentucky duo Retsin opens at 10 p.m. Call 968-9490.

"Elusive Nature: The U.S. Representation From the 1996 Cuenca Bienal of Painting": See Thursday.

wednesday
june 25
Link Wray and His Ace Men: Way-gone daddy and pioneering guitarist Link (real name: Frederick Lincoln Wray Jr.) set the standard for every rock and metal guitarist in his wake with the '58 hit "Rumble," following up that gem with equally classic sides like "Rawhide," "Comanche" and "Ace of Spades." The 68-year-old living legend is scheduled on Wednesday, June 25, at Nita's Hideaway, 1816 East Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe. Dieselhed shares the bill. Showtime is 10 p.m. Tickets are $13. For details call 967-9531.

Gordon Lightfoot: Lightfoot's poppier output has doomed the Canadian performer to wimp status in this flint-eyed age, but that's an unfair characterization. Lightfoot's a highly underrated songsmith; his best works, including "Early Mornin' Rain" and "Ten Degrees and Getting Colder," are among folk's all-time best. Gordon and his band are scheduled Wednesday, June 25, at Symphony Hall, 225 East Adams. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $21 in advance, $22 the day of the show, available at Phoenix Civic Plaza and Dillard's box offices; call 262-7272 or 503-5555.

"Elusive Nature: The U.S. Representation From the 1996 Cuenca Bienal of Painting": See Thursday.

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