Night & Day

May 27 - June 2, 1999

Two vintage biplanes, collectively known as the Red Baron Premium Stearman Squadron, fly into the Valley for a two-day visit at Deer Valley Airport, 702 West Deer Valley Road. The planes will be on display from 1:30 to 5:15 p.m. Monday, May 31; 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 1; and the same hours Wednesday, June 2. No rides are being offered to the public, but there will be take-offs and landings, as well as some stunt and aerobatic flying. Admission is free. Call 602-869-0975 for more information.

June 1
The wide-screen film To Be an Astronaut, depicting the experience of working for NASA as a steely-eyed missileman-or-woman, shows at noon and 3 p.m. daily (except holidays), starting Tuesday, June 1, and continuing through Tuesday, August 31. The Irene P. Flinn Theater at Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington. 602-716-2000.

Local troubadour David Grossman plays and sings from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 1; and every subsequent Tuesday, at Coffee Plantation at Biltmore Fashion Park, 24th Street and Camelback. For more information, call 602-553-0203; or check out Grossman's Web site at

June 2
They reside in the south of France, play combustible flamenco and move zillions of discs worth of the stuff--some might argue that The Gipsy Kings have a better gig even than the Stones. Others might even suggest that the Gipsies' superb version of "Hotel California" ("Velcome to zee 'otel Cal-ee-forn-ee-ah . . .") makes a case justifying the existence of the Eagles. The group performs Wednesday, June 2, at Desert Sky Pavilion, 2121 North 83rd Avenue. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18, $33 and $48. 602-254-7599 (Sky), 480-784-4444 (Ticketmaster).

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