Our own Serengeti Yellowstone National Park, as photos by Steve Fuller show, has beauty and wildlife as spectacular as the Serengeti's. Fuller's been a year-round resident at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone Park since 1973. Prior to that, he served as headmaster of a Shiite Muslim Indian school in Uganda and did a three-year study in the African bush. Fuller's writing and photographs have been published in Audubon and National Geographic. He'll show off his work in a 7 p.m. lecture at the Zoological Society of Houston, 1513 North McGregor, Gate 5, 529-2632. $8, $6 members.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko By all accounts, Yevtushenko, who'll read from his works as part of the Fondren Library's Robert Cherry Poetry Reading and Lecture series, is a fine performer. His place as a writer and as a member of Slavic society, though, is debatable. He's not currently esteemed in Russia because of his position in the Thaw generation, some of whom were considered collaborators with the Communists. Yevtushenko aspired to be another Vaclav Havel, but his stint in the the Soviet Parliament was short-lived. Now he's eating rubber chicken and speaking about his part in events that shaped the world. 8 p.m.Hamman Hall, Rice University, 285-5133. Free.