Calendar for the week

"Jamizon" featuring Keith Sweat: Sexed-up swinger Sweat headlines this urban-contemporary bill, which also includes SWV, Mark Morrison, Brownstone, and Shades. Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday, August 22, at Desert Sky Pavilion, 2121 North 83rd Avenue. Tickets are $15.25 and $25.25 in advance, $15.25 and $28.25 the day of the show, available at Ticketmaster. For details call 254-7599 or 784-4444.

"Crossing the Frontier" and "Canyonland Visions": See Thursday.
"Dazzling Diamonds": See Thursday.
Bruce Smirnoff: See Thursday.
"Token City": See Thursday.

saturday
august 23
"Miss Arizona Trunk Show": Miss A '97, Chandler-born Grand Canyon University student Stacey Momeyer, previews her wardrobe and talent entry for September's Miss America competition at an Atlantic City sendoff scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 23, at the Ritz-Carlton, 24th Street and Camelback. All proceeds from a related raffle and silent auction benefit the Arizona Department of Economic Security's "Adopt-a-Caseworker" program. Admission is free, but reservations are required; call 844-0220.

"Crossing the Frontier" and "Canyonland Visions": See Thursday.
"Dazzling Diamonds": See Thursday.
The Imaginary Invalid: See Friday.
Bruce Smirnoff: See Thursday.
"Token City": See Thursday.

sunday
august 24
Drain S.T.H.: Lock up your . . . sons? These smash-mouth daughters of Sweden--vocalist Maria Sjsholm, guitarist Flavia Canel, drummer Martina Axen and bassist Anna Kjellberg--would rather take a truncheon to the teeth than be mentioned in the same breath as ABBA, Ace of Base, or even the Cardigans. Not that that's likely; on its full-length debut, Horror Wrestling, this Helmet with hairpins plays the heavy stuff with style and a stiff dose of femme fatality. (P.S. To distinguish itself from the lesser Drains of the world, the band swiped the abbreviation "S.T.H." from its hometown airport in Stockholm.) The badass girls play a free, all-ages gig at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 24, at the Zia Record Exchange at 2510 West Thunderbird (call 866-7867). More shows--not free--are scheduled Sunday night; and Monday, August 25, at the Mason Jar, 2303 East Indian School (call 956-6271).

"Crossing the Frontier" and "Canyonland Visions": See Thursday.
The Imaginary Invalid: See Friday.
Bruce Smirnoff: See Thursday.
"Token City": See Thursday.

monday
august 25
"Art of the Matter: Seven Collaborations in Paper Art": Organized by the Dieu Donne Papermill of New York City's Soho district, this installation makes a case that the meticulous, hands-on pursuit of papermaking remains relevant in the Cyberspace Age. Featuring pieces by various artists working in pairs (some of those represented include William Weege, Gail Deery, John Nava, Paul Wong, Virginia Jaramillo, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Margaret Prentice, and John Risseeuw of Arizona State University's Pyracantha Press), the exhibit opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, August 25, and continues through Friday, September 5, at the Harry Wood Gallery, located in the School of Art Building on the ASU campus in Tempe. Viewing is free; regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For details call 965-3468.

Arizona Rattlers Playoffs: The football team hosts ArenaBowl XI, this year's league championship game, at 6 p.m. Monday, August 25, versus the Iowa Barnstormers. The scene is America West Arena, First Street and Jefferson. Call 514-8383, 379-7800 or 503-5555.

Drain S.T.H.: See Sunday.

tuesday
august 26
Alice Cooper: Citizen Alice--Valley homeowner, rabid golfer, shockmeister--shows the revivified mane-rockers sharing this bill (Dokken, Warrant, Slaughter--argh) how it's done. See the story about Alice on page 101; see the story about the aforementioned mane-rocking openers on page 102. Showtime is 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, at Mesa Amphitheatre, Center and University. Tickets are $26 in advance, $28 the day of the show, available at Mesa Community Center and Dillard's box offices; call 644-2560 or 503-5555.

The Derailers: If you've ever wondered what a musical summit between Buck Owens, George Jones, and the Mavericks would sound like, check out the bull's eyes "Jackpot" and "Lies, Lies, Lies" from this act's Dave Alvin-produced '96 debut. Also like Raul Malo's Florida-based Mavs, Texas' Derailers are fronted by a talented vocalist/guitarist of Hispanic descent, Tony Villanueva; Tony teams with excellent electric guitarist Brian Hofeldt for a double-whammy of a songwriting tandem. Slick 50 shares the stage on Tuesday, August 26, at the Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School. Showtime is 9 p.m. The cover is $5. Call 265-4842.

"Art of the Matter: Seven Collaborations in Paper Art": See Monday.
"Crossing the Frontier" and "Canyonland Visions": See Thursday.
"Token City": See Thursday.

wednesday
august 27
Del Amitri: Front man Justin Currie has spent the better part of this decade penning shimmering, should-be pop standards that have the frustrating habit of slipping out of memory seconds after they end. Radio-friendly, smart, well-constructed--the Scot just can't seem to write a bad song, though he hasn't written a truly memorable one (with the extremely arguable exception of 1992's "Always the Last to Know") since 1990's Waking Hours and its bookend gems "Stone Cold Sober" and "Kiss This Thing Goodbye." Touring behind their latest into-the-ether collection, Some Other Sucker's Parade, Currie and company are scheduled Wednesday, August 27, at the Electric Ballroom, 1216 East Apache in Tempe. dog's eye view opens the all-ages show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 the day of the show, available at Ticketmaster. Call 894-0707 or 784-4444.

"Art of the Matter: Seven Collaborations in Paper Art": See Monday.
"Crossing the Frontier" and "Canyonland Visions": See Thursday.
"Token City": See Thursday.

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