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    • UA Poetry Center summer exhibits – Summer in Tucson is hot, but this poetry exhibit is even hotter. Exhibits include “”Tihs Fabulous Shadow: Hart Crane,””
      “”Twilight Polka Dots: A Celebration of Barbara Guest”” and “”Generously, specifically, constantly: The Work of Gary Snyder.”” Free. Center for Creative Photography
  • Delta Nove – This band from Long Beach, Calif., calls its music “”an afro samba world funk experience.”” I have no other words. 10 p.m. $5. The Hut, 305 N. Fourth Ave. 21+
  • Tango party – There are going to be some massive parties this weekend, and what better way to show up your friends than to bust out with the sexiest dance of all time: the tango. Ron Terrazas gives free tango lessons for beginners and serious dancers. 5:30 p.m. for beginners. Free. Hacienda del Sol, 5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Road


    • Mr. Tidypaws – I couldn’t pass this one up. With a name like Mr. Tidypaws, what else could this “”cat,”” aka Jeff Grubic, be doing but playing some good ol’ hipster swinging jazz? 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free. The Monkey Box Pioneer Plaza, 100 N. Stone Ave. Suite 102
  • Belly dance performance – Just in case you were worried, reservations are recommended for this performance showcasing the most stunning belly dance performers and teachers of Tucson. 6:30 p.m. Cost of dinner. Mediterranean Garden Restaurant, 7850 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley
  • Lance Weiler in person with “”Head Trauma”” – Indie horror director Weiler debuts his latest psychological thriller, “”Head Trauma.”” A hit at the L.A. Film Festival, Weiler is known for being the first director to shoot, edit and screen a film entirely digitally. 10 p.m. $5. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
  • Hank III – The third in the Hank Williams legacy makes his way to the Old Pueblo, combining his honky-tonk roots with his obsession for punk rock. 8:30 p.m. $19 in advance, $20 day of show. Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St.


    • Shidara: Taiko Ensemble from Japan – There’s nothing macho about men hitting big drums with big sticks while not wearing shirts at all. Apparently it’s just traditional Japanese performance art. 7:30. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.
  • Dog Days of Summer pet parade and fashion show – How this is different from what you might see walking down greek row is beyond me, but you might want to check it out. 9:30 a.m. Free. Cypress Court Assisted Living, 3701 N. Swan Road
  • The Randies – Pop punk chick quartet from Southern California graces the stage at Plush. Think of the Go-Go’s revived. Also with Stefy and The Rainman Suite. 9:45 p.m. $5. Plush, 340 E. Sixth St.
  • “”September 11 Revisited”” – I beg of you to please see this film instead of “”World Trade Center.”” If nothing else, it’s free and the other one most likely won’t be, unless you’ve uncovered the “”VIP entrance.”” Sponsored by 911 Truth-Tucson. 3 p.m. Free. Santa Rosa Learning Center, 1075 S. 10th Ave.


    • Halifax – No, this is not the capital of Nova Scotia, this pop-punk band is actually from One Thousand Oaks, Calif. 7 p.m. $10. Skrappy’s, 201 E. Broadway Blvd.


    • Mariachi Extravaganza – Reservations are recommended for another Latin-American-themed event. Perhaps you can try your luck at your recently acquired tango skills at this musical performance if you didn’t get tangoed-out over the weekend. 7 p.m. $12, discounts available. The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.
  • Al Foul – Tucson’s rockabilly favorite probably doesn’t need any more jokes made about his name. 9:30. No Cover. Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. 21+


    • Steven Schick – This contemporary multiple percussion specialist performs one of several scheduled shows in Tucson on this day. I am now going to brush up on the classical multiple-percussion specialists to really ground myself for his performance. This guy should be impressive. 7:30 p.m. Free. Crowder Hall
  • Summer Pot Luck and Jam – I’m pretty sure “”jam”” refers to the freestyle, improvisational musical performance, as opposed to the thing you put on toast, which you would more likely find at a potluck. The Web site describes this event as all kinds of music, with all instruments, singing and listening. Sounds easy enough. Potluck begins at 6:30 p.m., jam begins at 7 p.m. Free. Red Barn Theatre, 948 N. Main Ave.
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