Or, if your taste in art runs more to the contemporary, there's photographer Duane Michaels, whose 1996 narrative photo-with-text exhibition "Salute, Walt Whitman" continues through Sunday, November 29, at ASU's Nelson Fine Arts Center, with lectures about his work at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, in the north wing of the architecture building (AED 60 in the basement), located at the intersection of University and Myrtle. After the talk, Michaels will be available to sign books at Nelson Center. Refreshments will be served. 965-2787.
The "CosmoCeltic" sounds--presumably hybrid of Irish folk with New Age--of Gabriel of Sedona and the Bright & Morning Star Band ring through Patriots Square from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, as part of City of Phoenix's "Sights 'n' Sounds" entertainment series. The ensemble is to combine brass and bagpipes and 20 voices with jazz instrumentation. Admission is free. Central and Washington. 204-1206.
The opening show of the 1998-99 season for Phoenix College's theater-arts department, The Alchemist, isn't Ben Jonson's great satire. Subtitled A Fable About Following Your Dreams, the play was adapted by its director, Eliana Argamin, from a novel by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho. Argamin describes it as "The Little Prince meets The English Patient." There's an opening preview at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, at John Paul Theatre on the PC campus, 1202 West Thomas. Admission to this show is a can of nonperishable food for donation to the Joshua Tree Feeding Program for HIV/AIDS sufferers. The run proper starts on Thursday, October 8; regular admission is $8, $6 for seniors, $4 for students. 285-7300.