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    Calendar and highlights of the week

    Watercolor Exhibition. It’s not just for kindergarteners anymore. “”To Have the World in Hand: The Art of Watercolor”” is an ongoing exhibit (through September 13) that features work by some of the best known watercolorists of the last century, from the UA Museum of Art’s permanent collections. UA Museum of Art, Main and South Galleries. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, closed Monday. Free for students, faculty and staff; $5 general admission

     

    The Warlocks. Apparently, this is what the Grateful Dead used to be called, long before they founded that great rock tradition of 52,000-hour-long concerts. But this isn’t them. This is a Los Angeles-based band touring to promote their fifth album. With the Morning After Girls. Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. 21+. 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 advance, $10 day of show

     

    Thursday, August 27

     

    Fruit Bats. No, this isn’t a desert animal exhibit (though we like those, too). It’s a critically acclaimed band whose unique sound has been described as “”zoology rock.”” We hope they don’t pull any Ozzy-style hijinks onstage. With Death Vessel and Golden Boots. Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. 9 p.m. $12

     

    OUR PICK:

    We hate to use clichés, but there’s no way to avoid “”making beautiful music together”” this time around. Two married couples from four different countries — Laura Tagawa from the U.S., Toru Tagawa from Japan, Orquídea Guandique from El Salvador and Fernando Zúñiga from Costa Rica — will perform a concert featuring pieces by Teleman, Rolla, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. Holsclaw Hall, Music building. 7 p.m. Free

     

    Friday, August 28

     

    “”Torment and Sorrow.”” A reception for Gabriel Celaya, whose work is currently on display in the Kachina Lounge. Call 621-6142 for more information. Student Union Memorial Center, Kachina Lounge. 6-8 p.m. Free

     

    “”Humpday.”” It’s the non-Lohan hookup movie everyone’s talking about. Joshua Leonard (of “”Blair Witch Project”” fame, if it can still be called fame) and Mark Duplass star as two straight guys who decide to take their friendship to the next level — on camera. “”Humpday”” makes its Tucson premiere at The Loft Cinema today. Check loftcinema.com for showtimes. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tickets are $8.75 for adults, $6.50 with student and military discounts, $5.75 for children and seniors, and $4.75 for Loft members

     

    Saturday, August 29

     

    OUR PICK:

    “”The Bare Necessity of Art.”” This is your last chance to see this special summer exhibit at the Etherton Gallery, showcasing some of the gallery’s best work. The exhibit will be up through August 31, but will only be viewable by appointment. No promises whether there are any nudes on display. Etherton Gallery, 135 E. Sixth St. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free

     

    Marcy Playground. Whether it made you want to shake around with delight or rip your ears off, “”Sex and Candy”” has probably had some kind of impact on your life. Should you be in the mood for more shaking or ripping, the geniuses responsible for the 1997 semi-classic are in town, and close enough to campus that you might be able to hear that unmistakable whine drifting through the window during your after-hours economics class. The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave. All ages. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets on sale at the door

     

    Secret Agent Woman. Ever thought about being a secret agent? What do you have to major in to do that, anyway? Kate Mathis, author of “”Living Lies,”” a new novel about the troubled life of a female secret agent, will be signing books at 17th Street Market, 840 E. 17th Street. Noon to 3 p.m. Free

     

    Sunday, August 30

     

    The Bled. Sounds painful, doesn’t it? This Tucson-based band, which has been compared to bands like Refused and the Mars Volta, has been rocking out since 2001. Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. All ages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $10

     

    Monday, August 31

     

    “”The Burning.”” We’re not vouching for the quality of this 1981 horror flick about a mass murderer set loose on a summer camp with a pair of garden shears, even though it boasts a decent critical reputation and the acting talents of “”Seinfeld’s”” Jason Alexander. But it should be a lot of fun — assuming you’re one of those people who enjoys movies where a lot of people scream and get killed. You know, like every movie between 1981 and 1983. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 8 p.m. $2

     

    Tuesday, September 1

     

    Dog Days of Summer. Has your pooch sniffed a flower lately? Your canine friends are welcome at Tucson Botanical Gardens every Tuesday through August 30 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. 2150 N. Alvernon Ave. $7 for adults, $3 for children and dogs

     

    Blondie. Yep, that Blondie — the ’70s New Wave band that crested to fame on the strength of classics like “”Heart of Glass”” and proto-rap number “”Rapture.”” Are they still as good as they ever were? Probably not, but who can say no to a legend? Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $55 advance and $35 to $60 the day of the show

     

    compiled by Justyn Dillingham

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