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wednesday
march 12
Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show: The notoriously offbeat actor (Back to the Future, River's Edge, The People vs. Larry Flynt) who once tried to boot David Letterman in the skull--huzzah--will be in town Wednesday, March 12, to host this oddball one-man show. It includes a screening of Glover's new film, What Is It?, which he wrote, produced, directed, cast (with actors afflicted with Down syndrome) and recently described as a story about "a young man whose principal interests are snails, salt, a pipe and how to get home . . . [as] told through the eyes of a hubristic, racist monarchy." Preceding is the Slide Show proper, billed as "a spoken-word performance with accompanying visuals featuring material from [Glover's] debut album, The Big Problem . . . , and from several of his books, including What It Is and How It Is Done, Concrete Inspection, Oak Mot, Studies in Rat Catching and others." See the story on page 61. Showtime is 7 p.m. at Valley Art Theatre, 509 South Mill in Tempe. All ages are welcome. Tickets are $12, available at Dillard's. For details call 829-6668 or 503-5555.

KRS-One: The gangsta rapper (real name: Laurence Krisna Parker; stage-name translation: "Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Almost Everyone") has had an uneven career--Criminal Minded (his seminal '87 work with Boogie Down Productions) and the '92 solo thrilla Sex and Violence spat out sparks; the low note, banging around on the bottom of the heap, was Parker's game (if lame) stab at humanistic redemption, 1990's Edutainment. KRS-One's scheduled on Wednesday, March 12, at Nile Theater, 105 West Main in Mesa. Supermarket, Unisol, and Braindead share the stage. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. For details call 649-2766.

Cactus League Baseball: See Thursday.
"W X SXSW": See Thursday.

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