Monday, December 1, 2008

Weekday Soirées

Oh, yes, indeed, there is stuff to do on Monday and Tuesday! Read on...

7 UP Performance Art Night in honor of World AIDS Day
6pm, Monday, December 1
Hotel Congress
311 E. Congress

Entertainment and art activities will be going on from 2 to 11pm throughout Hotel Congress outdoors and in, in honor of World AIDS Day. Performing at 6pm for a special World AIDS Day 7 UP are Neil Diamente, Dave and Sluk, Denise Uyehara, Carl Hanni with Chris Black, Oracle Art Ensemble, Jodi Netzer, Gwen Ray and the Acro Yoga group. In 7 UP, seven performers get up to seven minutes to perform in this unjuried event. An installation of ribbons painted by artists affected by AIDS will be on display in the lobby, and students will be doing art demonstrations using recycled materials.

While my focus in posting this event is primarily concentrated on the visual art components, you might also be interested to know that there'll be smorgasboard of music and dance performances spicing it up including comtemporary African percussion from the Key Ingredients of African Soul, Odaiko Sonora, Ballet Folklorico Destino, The Human Project, Vaudeville variety troupe Cabaret Boheme, gender-bending burlesque from Boys R Us, Tom Walbank, Marianne Dissard, Garboski, AIDS Free and many more. Come in your best retro garb for the evening's '80s-themed party.

For more information about Tucson World AIDS Day, visit the event's myspace page.

Mildred Lachman-Chapin: Paintings and Drawings
Opening: 6-10pm, Tuesday, December 2

Contreras Gallery
110 E. 6th St.
Hours: Tu-Sa 11am - 5pm
Through December 27

Abstract paintings and drawings by former dancer Mildred Lachman-Chapin call to mind the poetic movements of both body and spirit. Lachman-Chapin writes a haiku after completeting each of her "Visual Haiku" paintings.

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