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    Around Town

    Around Town

    Wednesday, Sept. 16

    “”Constructing Social Status in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris: Francois de Troy’s Paintings of Modish, Modern Life.”” If you’re anything like us, this is the sort of thing you lie awake at night thinking about. For all those fascinated by eighteenth-century art and its implications, Denise Amy Baxter from the University of North Texas will be speaking. Noon. Art building, Room 312. Free.

    Bach’s “”Suites for Unaccompanied Cello.”” Cellist Mark Votapek will perform this work and others, solo and with accompaniment by violinist Mark Rush and pianist Tannis Gibson, as part of the Faculty Artist Series. Call 621-1162 for ticket information. 7 p.m. Music building, Holsclaw Hall. $5.

    Hank Topless. Don’t get too excited — this is a local country singer. But wait, maybe you should get excited — his music sounds like the great country heroes of the past, including Merle Haggard and George Jones. He’ll be performing in the lounge at Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. 9:30 p.m. Free.

    Thursday, Sept. 17

    “”Stories of Loss and Connection.”” Artist Kay Lawrence, who hails from Brisbane, Australia, will speak about some of her artwork. Noon. John P. Schaefer Center For Creative Photography Room 108.

    Poetry Reading by Norma Cole and Charles Alexander. To celebrate the fifth birthday of Chax Press, these two poets will be strutting their stuff. And by that we mean reading. If you love poetry — and what culturally savvy Tucsonan doesn’t at least enjoy it once in a while? — this should be a fun time. 6:30 p.m. Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. $5.

    Friday, Sept. 18

    Campus MovieFest Finale. Fancy yourself the next Spielberg or Ebert? Come celebrate — or critique — the short movies created by hundreds of UA students as part of Campus MovieFest. The best part: The audience gets to judge the movies. Visit www.campusmoviefest.com for more information. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30. Student Union Memorial Center, Gallagher Theater. Free.

     

    Tucson Spanish and Flamenco Festival. Wine-tasting, Spanish food, more than 30 flamenco artists showing off their best moves — what more could you ask for? Visit www.tucsonspanishflamencofestival.com for more information. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 7-10 p.m. Sunday. Casa Vicente Restaurante Español, 375 S. Stone Ave. $20 for Friday and Saturday; $10 Sunday; $40 for a three-day pass.

    Saturday, Sept. 19

    Erin McCarley. As you might have been able to guess from her unmistakably singer-songwriter-ish name, this Texas-born singer sings and plays in the tradition of Aimee Mann and Amy Winehouse. With Landon Pigg. All ages. Doors open at 7 p.m. Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. $13 in advance; $15 the day of the show.

    Reptile and Amphibian Show and Sale. Which do you like better, tortoises or turtles? Do you even know what the difference is? Here’s your chance to find out. The eighth annual Tucson reptile and amphibian festival features all your favorites, from snakes to frogs to — insects? Wait, what are insects doing there? Let us know if you find out. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Rd. $7 for adults; $3 for ages 6 to 12; free for those under 6.

    Mostly Bears. Wouldn’t it be funny if these guys actually performed with a real bear? And what if the bear outshone them by doing a Hendrix-style guitar solo with its teeth? Well, that probably won’t happen. After all, the band’s name only promises “”mostly”” bears. Doors open at 9 p.m. Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. $7.

    Sunday, Sept. 20

    Erinn. Another singer-songwriter with another name that no one who wasn’t a singer-songwriter could possibly have: Erinn Williams. She’s said to be strongly influenced by her opera background, but you probably shouldn’t expect any covers of “”Bohemian Rhapsody.”” With Kaia and The Nazarenes. All ages. 9 p.m. Solar Culture, 31 E. Toole Ave. $6.

    Monday, Sept. 21

    Beethoven’s “”Kreutzer Sonata.”” Percussionist Norman Weinberg will perform this famous work by the imperious-looking German composer with Michael Dauphinais as part of the Faculty Artist Series. 7:30 p.m. Music building, Crowder Hall. $5.

    Tuesday, Sept. 22

    Show Your Art! Everyone’s an artist at heart, but only this event gives you the chance to bring your art in and watch it hung up on display. It’s like fast food, only good! And, you know, about art. All art accepted. Tuesday through Thursday, with an opening reception Sept. 26. afternoons and evenings. Solar Culture, 31 E. Toole Ave. Free.

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