Harry Wood Gallery presents "End to End" a "narrative-based installation of still photographs and film" by MFA candidate Malcolm Lightner. It opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, October 26, and continues through Friday, October 30. Located in the School of Art Building on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. 965-3468.
New Times contributor Brendan Kelley is among those scheduled to jump out of a perfectly good airplane at the opening ceremonies of the National Formation Skydiving Championships, which run from sunup to sundown Monday, October 26, through Thursday, October 29, at Skydive Arizona in Eloy Airport, off the Toltec exit of I-10 near Eloy. Admission for spectators is free. 1-520-466-3753.
I wanna tell ya, that Gene Perret has written for Bob Hope longer than any other writer. The Arizona Highways humor columnist and gag-writing war-horse, an associate of Hope's since 1969--though he also picked up three Emmy Awards for his work on The Carol Burnett Show--discusses and signs his new book Talk About Hope at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, at Borders Books & Music at 1361 South Alma School in Mesa. Admission is free. 833-2244.
More graduate-student stuff: Arizona State University's dance department presents "MFA Danceworks I," an annual showcase, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, at the Dance Theatre, Physical Education Building East 132, at 551 East Orange Street in Tempe. Additional performances are slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 29; and the same time Friday, October 30; and Saturday, October 31; and 3 p.m. Sunday, November 1. The program includes works by Amy Herrman, Holly Manville and Jai-Rong Wu. Tickets are $12, $10 for ASU faculty and staff, $8 for students and seniors, available at ASU Fine Arts box office; 965-6447.