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Eddie Pennington: The Kentucky-based guitarist was graduated from the Merle Travis school of thumb-picking--literally; Pennington and the late, great Travis shared the same teacher, Mose Rager. Eddie performs at 8 p.m. Friday, January 31, at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 North Arizona Avenue; tickets are $5 and $8, available at the center and Ticketmaster (call 786-2680 or 784-4444). Pennington is also scheduled to give a hands-on demonstration from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 1, at Milano Hall, located at 45 West Main in Mesa, across the street from Milano Music; tickets are $8, available at the store (call 834-6581).

The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged): See Thursday.
Hello, Dolly! at the Orpheum: See Thursday.
Parada del Sol Rodeo: See Thursday.

saturday
february 1
"Art on the Edge of Fashion": Arizona State University Art Museum curator Heather Lineberry organized this unusual contemporary exhibit of unwearable wearables--i.e., clothing as metaphorical medium and jumping-off point for an examination of gender issues and "the nature of identity." The exhibit, which also includes photos, sculpture, and installation and performance pieces, features works by Beverly Semmes, Nick Vaughn, Kerrie Peterson, Elaine Reichek, Christine LoFaso, Charles LeDray, Anne Wilson and Jana Sterbak. It opens with a reception from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, February 1, at the art museum at Nelson Fine Arts Center, 10th Street and Mill in Tempe; performance-art pieces by artists such as Angela Ellsworth, Gregory Sale, Jennifer-Marie Wallace and others are planned during the gratis event. "Art on the Edge" continues through Sunday, April 27. Viewing is free; hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. For details call 965-2787.

Dream Game '97: Frank Robinson, Sparky Lyle, Dick Allen, Bob Feller and many other former pros are scheduled to take the field in this annual benefit, which raises funds for children's services at Phoenix Memorial Hospital. The six-inning baseball game starts at noon Saturday, February 1, at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, 5999 East Van Buren. Tickets range from $8 to $12, available at Dillard's; call 503-5555. The free, interactive Baseball Experience precedes at 11 a.m., continuing 'til 3 p.m. For general information, call 238-3215.

Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace: The ninth annual re-creation of a medieval village is populated by a cast of royals, peasants, thespians, equestrians, maidens fair, rogues, etc. It opens for the season on Saturday, February 1; and Sunday, February 2, continuing each Saturday and Sunday (and Presidents' Day--Monday, February 17), through March 23, at the festival grounds, located off U.S. Highway 60 east of Apache Junction. Village hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $10.95, $3.95 for children ages 5 to 12, available at Fry's stores; they're $1 more at the gate. Kids under 5 get in free. Call 1-520-463-2700.

World Championship Hoop-Dance Contest: About 40 dancers from the U.S. and Canada compete in this annual event. Grand entries are scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 1; and the same time Sunday, February 2, at Heard Museum, 22 East Monte Vista. The championship round starts at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3, $2 for seniors and those 13 to 18, $1 for kids ages 4 to 12, free for younger children. Call 252-8840.

The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged): See Thursday.
Hello, Dolly! at the Orpheum: See Thursday.
The Late Great Ladies of Blues and Jazz: See Friday.
Parada del Sol Rodeo: See Thursday.
Eddie Pennington: See Friday.
Star Wars: The Special Edition: See Friday.

sunday
february 2
Moscow Festival Ballet: The 50-member troupe, directed by Bolshoi alum Sergei Radchenko, is on its inaugural tour of the U.S. It presents a performance of Giselle at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 2, at Symphony Hall, 225 East Adams. Tickets range from $28 to $36, available at Dillard's; call 503-5555.

Joey Harris: The former Beat Farmer guitarist is now doing his own thing in the aftermath of the death of head Farmer Country Dick Montana in late '95. Joey's new band, the Motherfuckers, comprises fellow former Farmer Rolle Love and brothers Greg and Randy Larocco. Flathead opens at 9 p.m. Sunday, February 2, at the Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School. The cover is $5. Call 265-4842.

Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace: See Saturday.
"Art on the Edge of Fashion": See Saturday.
The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged): See Thursday.
Hello, Dolly! at the Orpheum: See Thursday.
Parada del Sol Rodeo: See Thursday.
Star Wars: The Special Edition: See Friday.
World Championship Hoop-Dance Contest: See Saturday.

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