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Wildcat Picks of the Week: Film, food, and more


The Daily Wildcat is here to save you from boredom once again: the Wildcat Picks of the Week have arrived. If you’ve got some spare time before the finals week chaos begins, check out some of these local events.

Master Gardeners Presentations

For anyone with a not-so-green-thumb, help is here for you. All month long, the UA Pima County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners program is giving free talks at local libraries about various topics in agriculture. This Tuesday, April 18, the Master Gardeners are offering two presentations. 

“Best Landscape Plants for Your Yard” will be held at the Joel D. Valdez library from 12:00-1:30 p.m., and “Free Plants” will take place at the Dusenberry-River library from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on getting some free gardening insight from the experts.

26th Annual Arizona International Film Festival

If you love to connect with others through foreign films, this is your lucky day. This Wednesday, April 19, the Tucson community kicks off the 26th Arizona International Film Festival. 

The festival begins downtown with an opening night celebration at Hotel Congress beginning at 6 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., “Given” will be the first film to make its debut at the festival. To top it all off, an opening night afterparty will take place starting at 9:30 p.m. at the Independent Distillery. 

Single film admission tickets are $6 for regular screenings and $8 for premiere screenings. This is worth your dollar if you love to watch films from all over the world, so don’t hesitate.  Check out for more information on upcoming events, films, screenings, venues and ticket deals.

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Pima County Fair Opening Day

Couldn’t get enough of Spring Fling? Meet Spring Fling’s older brother.

The highly-anticipated Pima County Fair begins this Thursday, April 20, at the Pima County Fairgrounds. 

The Tucson Weekly Carnival opens at 3:00 p.m. and will offer a mix of thrilling roller coasters, skill games and a wide selection of food vendors that the community has come to love. 

Opening day will be celebrated with a T-Pain concert starting at 8 p.m that is free after paying to enter. 

General admission tickets are $8 and parking is $5. Visit for more information about events, entertainment and pricing.

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Tech N9ne Comes to Tucson

You won’t want to miss this one man show.

Aaron Dontez Yates, more commonly known as Tech N9ne, is coming to Tucson to perform his “Strictly Strange” tour this Friday, April 21. 

General admission tickets range from $35-50 and doors will open at 7:00 p.m. 

Visit for more information about this upcoming event, as well as other concerts in the future.

Celebrate Earth Day at Biosphere 2

Any big plans for Earth Day? If not, here’s your answer.

On Earth Day this Saturday, April 22, Biosphere 2 will celebrate with a full day of events for people of all ages to discover the beauty of nature. 

There will be many guest speakers, demonstrations and exhibits of varying topics in science, as well as panel discussions, local food and activities for kids. At the end of the day, Calexico will perform a sunset concert. 

Go to to purchase tickets and see a full list of detailed events for the day. 

This is a great way to celebrate the planet we all live on and learn some new things in the process.

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