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    Out and about in Tucson: this week in June

    Wednesday, June 12:

    “Exploring Sky Islands” at Flandrau Science Center, $7.50

    The high-terrain outcroppings of the Santa Catalina range, better known as “sky islands,” are one of the facets of Tucson’s ecosystem, as well as a great place to beat the heat. In this exhibit, learn about the mountains’ unique topography from basins to peaks, and extremely diverse environments.

    Thursday, June 13:

    Chico MacMurtrie’s Chrysalis and Kenn Shorr’s Action Through Redaction, Museum of Contemporary Art, $8

    From multimedia showcasing the depths of dark American culture, to a seemingly bio-organic creature that breathes on its own, Tucson’s own MOCA is the home of Southern Arizona’s latest art installations. Whether you’re an artist yourself or simply want to learn more about modern art and all it encompasses, a scant $8 gets you through the door of one of the most beautiful architectural spaces in the city.

    Friday, June 14:

    Local Love Presents Metal Fest 7 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre, $5

    Haven’t gotten your pit on in a while? Head down to the Rialto to check out a slew of hard-hitting local metal acts that will fulfill your need for angst. Unbeknown to many, the Southwest is home to a strong metal scene, and with six bands for one low price you can mosh for next to nothing.

    Saturday, June 15:

    Fort Lowell Museum, $3

    Ever wondered what life was like on the Arizona frontier, long before air conditioning and Eegee’s? Educate yourself on the cheap at the Fort Lowell Museum, which features exhibits that show the lives of Southern Arizona’s earliest pioneers.

    Sunday, June 16:

    “Field of Dreams” 2 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, $7

    Hide out from the scorching weather and check out this Kevin Costner sports classic on the big screen. While the film itself is great, it’s the Fox’s elegant atmosphere and 1,200-person seating that makes any movie feel less like a film and more like an experience.

    Monday, June 17:

    “Mindfulness and Meditation Group” 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at UAMC Kiewit Auditorium

    If stress is ruining your life, take a break with this free meditation course every Monday at the University of Arizona Medical Center. It’s a great way to spend your lunch break, and you’ll learn practices you can use for meditating on your own time.

    Tuesday, June 18:

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion 8 p.m. at Club Congress, $18

    Roots rockers Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are heading into their third decade as one of the preeminent power trios in rock music. Their sound, at the forefront of the modern blues movement, is as powerful now as it was 20 years ago. Check them out in Club Congress’ intimate setting on Tuesday night.

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