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    Kanye West
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    Today

    “”Osage Rose”” book release party – Professor of American Indian studies, Tom Holm, will sign copies of his detective novel, which includes a white woman who runs off with an American Indian heir to an oil company. Not sure how the title fits in. 4:30 p.m. Free. UofA Bookstore, main level

    Kanye West – When I saw this guy, he spent 10 minutes talking about himself and dancing around to that a-ha song, instead of rapping over the samples he took from other artists. But Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D. will also perform, so you can be sure your $50 was well spent. 7 p.m. $45 to $70, sold out. McKale Center

    VHS or BETA – This indie electronica group is part of a series of Coachella bands passing through Tucson on their way to brighter skies. Well, hotter skies. 7 p.m. $10. Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. (21+)

    Tomorrow

    Xico; Solo Por El Gusto… – This exhibition will feature works from a Chicano and American Indian non-profit artist collective, from Mesa, Ariz. Kind of a let down, huh? 5 p.m. Free. Arts Incubator Gallery, 108 E. Congress St.

    Caribou – Pitchfork Media seems to be in love with these guys, probably because they’re not very popular (The Russian Futurists), have an animal name (Animal Collective) and are from Canada (The Russian Futurists). 9:45 p.m. $10. Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. (21+)

    Saturday

    Beverly Jean Ray and Eula Slauson poetry event – The titles of these women’s poems are entirely descriptive: “”Poetic Memoirs of Beverly Jean Ray”” and “”Memoirs of a Woman: A Portrait.”” Maybe they’ll tell us more at the meeting. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Mostly Books Bookstore, 6208 E. Speedway Blvd.

    Sunday

    Juanes – I always thought this Columbian rock musician’s hit song was “”Adios Lebido,”” but I guess it was “”A Dios Le Pido”” (“”To God I Ask””). Boy, was I wrong! 7:30 p.m. $40 to $200. Casino Del Sol’s Anselmo Valencia Ampitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road

    Monday

    Bonde Do Role – This Brazilian band’s video “”Office Boy”” features enormous cartoon envelopes floating amongst people, half-naked men dancing on the clouds, disembodied floating heads and cartoon skeletons setting something in a toilet on fire. 9:30 p.m. $10. Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. (21+)

    Kid Koala with DJ Jester The Filipino Fist – This ambient electronic musician is also from Canada, which makes him the only musician that sounds like Sigur Rós in North America. 7 p.m. $10. Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

    Her Shorts 2008 Women’s International Video Festival – I didn’t know they had women in 17 countries! But I guess so, because their animated, documentary and experimental films will be on display at Dinnerware. The world, these days. 8-10 p.m. $3 suggested donation. Dinnerware Artspace, 264 E. Congress St.

    Tuesday

    An Evening of Opera Scenes with the UA Philharmonic – Scenes from different operas will be performed by the Arizona Symphony Orchestra and the UA Philharmonic, along with real sets, lighting and something called supertitles. (More powerful than subtitles.) 7:30 p.m. Free. Crowder Hall

    Wednesday

    Persona Magazine sale – This literary magazine is great because unlike this calendar it has actual writers. They will be selling their 30th Anniversary edition Tuesday and Wednesday. 8-11 a.m. Fine Arts Courtyard

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