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    To get you through your weekend…

    Wednesday

    Support Pride Alliance and learn more about the LGBTQ community by attending the premiere of the final film in the Queer Film Series. The final installment in the series, “”Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema,”” takes a chronological look at films by, for and about LGBTQ people in the U.S. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Gallagher Theater in the Student Union Memorial Center and is free to the public.

    Blow off some “”hump day”” steam and head on over to Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St., to grab a drink and nod along to the rhythms and rhymes of Los Angeles hip-hop jamster Murs. A collaborator with DJ 9th Wonder, Murs’ blunt and original performances have attracted quite a following. It may be just the thing to help carry you through the rest of the week. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

    Thursday

    The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd., has yet another production to spice up your night and get your belly rolling with laughter. A musical comedy about a group of buccaneers who find themselves in a boatload of trouble as they go in search of the Lost Pirate’s Treasure, “”The Curse of the Pirate’s Gold! or Laughs by the Galleon”” may be a fun way to wind down from all that stress from March Madness. Visit www.thegaslighttheatre.com for tickets and information.

    If you have yet to experience the University of Arizona Museum of Art, 1031 N. Olive Road, check out UAMA After Dark.  Beginning at 7 p.m., UAMA After Dark will feature curator-led tours, a guitar interlude to a collective mural project, a museum scavenger hunt and even a chance to win gift certificates to local restaurants. Go to artmuseum.arizona.edu for more information.

    PSSSST! Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day! If you don’t have any devious schemes planned you had better get crackin’!

    Friday

    Did you know that Tucson is home to The Handball Hall of Fame, the United States Handball Association and the World Players of Handball (WPH)? Well, it is. So why not check out the Second Annual WPH 1 Wall & 4 Wall Handball Classic? The tournament, which will feature the best 1 wall and 4 wall handball players from all over the world, will be the biggest handball event to hit Tucson since the 4 Wall National Championships in 1985. See all of the ballsy action at the Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club, 4001 N. Country Club Road. Visit www.wphlive.tv for more information or to stream the live broadcast of the event. The tournament runs through April 3.

    Get ready for a Tucson tradition at its finest! It’s the first day of the Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair. With rows and rows of white tents lining Fourth Avenue, between University Boulevard and Ninth Street, you will have more than enough opportunities to stuff yourself with tantalizing treats and empty your wallet on one-of-a-kind souvenirs and memorabilia. The fair will last from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

    Saturday

    Hey guys! Here is a sure-fire way to get closer to your date: Fairy Lights at the historic Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road. Stroll through the winding paths and hold your date’s hand as you pass magic statues and enchanted gardens. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. Call 270-1041 for more information.

    So how is that March Madness bracket doing? It has sure has been quite a year for unexpected upsets and victories, but get ready for some more nail-biting action. The Final Four phase of the NCAA championship begins today at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Log on to www.ncaa.com for times and up-to-date coverage of the event.

    Sunday

    Sundays are always a perfect for a little R&R, so why not let the Kronos Quartet help sooth your soul with some smooth melodies? For more than 30 years, the Kronos Quartet has stunned audiences with its energetic and eclectic repertoire, performing scores that encompass classical, jazz and rock genres. The Quartet will take the stage at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd., as part of UApresents’ 2011 season. For tickets and more information visit www.uapresents.org.

    If you enjoy a nice glass of wine at the end of the day, you may want to check out some of Arizona’s finest wines at the first annual A Taste of Arizona Wines. Held at CataVinos Retail Wine Shoppe and Tasting Room, 3063 N. Alvernon Way, the festival will feature 10 Arizona wineries who will be happy to help find the right wine for you. For more information log on to www.catavinoswines.com.

    Monday

    Tonight’s the night! The night for the whole kit-and-caboodle, kids. Yes, the ballers finally face off to see who will be named the NCAA National Champions. Get those brackets out, cross your fingers and pray you don’t lose that bet you made. Good luck, folks!

    If it’s Monday, it’s time for Mondo Mondays at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tonight The Loft celebrates the wacky weirdness of the silver screen with a screening of “”The Forest,”” a supernatural horror movie cornfest. The cheesiness begins at 8 p.m. and admission is only $3.

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