An exhibition of colorful ceramic sculptures by M.F.A. candidate Amanda McIntyre opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, November 30, at Harry Wood Gallery and continues through Friday, December 4. Located in the Art building on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. 965-3468.
Works by Gustav Holst, Mao Yuan and George Gershwin are on the program when ASU Symphonic Band takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, at Gammage Auditorium. Also on the bill is Antonio Capuzzi's Concerto for Bass Tuba, featuring tuba soloist Samuel Pilafian, and the premiere of a work called On Ancient Erin [Ireland], by Edward Madden--the composer also serves as guest conductor for this piece. Admission is free. Mill and Apache in Tempe. 965-3434.
Around the Valley throughout December, free cataract and radial keratotomy screenings are offered through a program called Vision Reach, employing the same testing equipment that the Department of Motor Vehicles uses. The first such screening is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 1, at the Deer Valley Senior Center, 2001 West Wahalla. Call 974-9375 for more information.
"Music chameleon" Gaynel Hodge, fronting the Phoenix Jazz Ensemble, performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Hodge, who has performed with the Platters, the Flamingos and the Ink Spots, has recently returned from a European tour, and is soon to release his first all-jazz CD. Tickets for the show, part of Jazz in AZ's "Concerts at Kerr" series, are $12, $9 for seniors, $6 for students. 965-5377 (Kerr), 503-5555 (Dillard's).