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    Cremaster 2, playing at the Loft, features a creepy scene meant to allude to Johnny Cash where a man covered in bees sings into a telephone while Dave Lombardo, former drummer of Slayer, plays drums.
    ‘Cremaster 2,’ playing at the Loft, features a creepy scene meant to allude to Johnny Cash where a man covered in bees sings into a telephone while Dave Lombardo, former drummer of Slayer, plays drums.

    Today

    Neko Case – This alt-country musician has come to Tucson so many times, I’m running out of smarmy things to say about her in the calendar. Just go see her concert, although I’m sure you have already. 8 p.m. $20. Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.

    UA Opera Theater with the Arizona Symphony Orchestra – Two UA groups will collaborate to perform Pietro Mascagni’s “”L’Amico Fritz,”” an opera in Italian about a man who makes a bet to remain a bachelor and then falls in love. It’s kind of like “”40 Days and 40 Nights,”” except it doesn’t star the dude from “”The Faculty”” and it probably doesn’t give you hives. Thursday through Saturday 7:30 p.m. $10 to $15, Crowder Hall

    “”The ‘Kino Missions’ of Arizona and Sonora”” – Anthropologist/folklorist James Griffith will talk about the legends of Father Kino, a famous Jesuit priest. The lecture highlights the past of Arizona and Sonora, and will include treasure tales, art history, regional history and more. 7:30-9 p.m. Free, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 5100 E. Ina Road

    Tomorrow

    Whole Lotta Zep in Concert – This local tribute band will perform all of those classics you discovered in high school, thought were really cool, and then pushed aside for more obscure bands like the 13th Floor Elevators. But hey, maybe you can get them to attempt “”Kashmir.”” 7-9 p.m. $6. Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. (21+)

    “”Cremaster 2″” – Friday and Saturday may be your only chance to see a movie from The Cremaster Cycle, BjÇôrk-husband Matthew Barney’s magnum opus of performance art and bizarre imagery. (The art films have never been released on DVD.) The second movie is apparently the most plot-driven, and features a fake Johnny Cash, Norman Mailer playing Harry Houdini and the former drummer from Slayer, Dave Lombardo, performing while a vocalist covered in bees sings into a telephone handset. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

    Saturday

    Desert Voices presents “”Minding Our Business”” – The local GLBTS chorus will perform a musical about how we pay our rent, put food on the table, take care of our families and try to earn a living while still being true to ourselves. Because nobody, not anybody, should ever have to compromise their body while preparing a bowl of Cheerios. 7:30 p.m. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Pima Community College, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road

    We are Magic, the “”Xanadu”” sing-along – It’s another dorky sing-along night hosted by Those Feng Shui Guys, who surprisingly have nothing to do with bad ’80s movies. But before the movie, they’ll present a Xanadu costume contest and a sing-along to Olivia Newton John videos. 9 p.m. $5 or $4 for anyone on roller skates. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

    Sunday

    Suzanne Vega – This folk artist uses New York as a backdrop for an album that showcases cool guitar strums with synthesized beats. Her lyrics are often personal and in narrative form. 8 p.m. $25. Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.

    Monday

    Lord of the Dance – Is this for real? I had no idea that queer guy with the hips was still around, and performing no less! This is a must-see, just to find out how he’s changed his image this time around. 7:30 p.m. $39 to $54. Centennial Hall

    “”The Road to Guantanamo”” – This movie will follow three British citizens who were sent to Guantanamo from Afghanistan and were tortured for three years without a trial. Although, the torture scenes in the movie are milder than in reality, because it was too painful for the actors to endure. 7-9 p.m. Free. UA Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Auditorium

    Tuesday

    The Sixth Annual Casa Maria Thanksgiving Benefit – When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of $4 Coronas, a bunch of local bands like the Jons and the Luminarios, and a big crowd at the Tap Room. 7 p.m. $5 donations suggested. Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

    SAZACS Science Café – The president of Ventana Research will give a lecture about green tea’s health benefits and its status as a green chemical precursor. Not to mention it tastes good, and you’re never tempted to add Splenda to it, plus the fact that it kinda looks foreign so drinking it looks quirky. 6-8 p.m. Free. Espresso Art, 942 E. University Blvd.

    Wednesday

    Jay Reatard – Silverchair is playing in Phoenix on Wednesday, but as a tribute to my intelligence I chose to include a an indie-punk singer-songriter whose name is Reatard instead. That’s what I think is funny, and yes I’m embarrassed. Mad River Glen opens. 10:30 p.m. $6. Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. (21+)

    compiled by Andi Berlin

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