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Wildcat picks of the week March 27-April 2

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A view of Fred Fox School of Music on Feb. 21. The school will host the Arizona Wind Quintet on March 28. 

Wildcats, are you bored? Stuck in a routine or looking to destress? Do you want to get out of your head and into life? Here’s a look at fun things to do in Tucson this week.

Arizona Wind Quintet performance

Aching to change up your Tuesday evening? Have an ear for classical music? Drop by the Fred Fox School of Music for this event. 

On March 28, starting at 7 p.m., the UA Fred Fox School of Music presents the Arizona Wind Quintet in concert in Holsclaw Hall with free admission. According to the program schedule, the quintet will perform Paul Hindemith’s “Kleine Kammermusik,” Jan Sweelinck’s “Variations on a Folksong,” “Cinco Danzas Breves” by Mario Lavista and “March” by John Barrows. The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet will join the faculty ensemble in Percy Grainger’s “Suite No. 1.” Formed in 1975, the quintet hosts regular performances on campus, toured in the Southwestern states and invites students from the UA to join in their performances. 

Adult painting class

Happen to be a wine connoisseur but also want to improve your painting skills? Creative Juice Art Bar might be the place for you. 

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On Wednesday night, grab a date or a friend and head up to Creative Juice, Tucson’s original art bar, to discover your inner artist. At 6:30 p.m., a class will be held where guests can follow an instructor step-by-step to create their own kind of masterpiece on a 16 x 20 canvas. All classes at Creative Juice cost $35. Refreshments and snacks are available at the studio’s bar, and the studio itself is on 6530 E. Tanque Verde, Suite 160.

Shooting Columbus 

Ever wonder what life would have been like if Christopher Columbus had been assassinated and never touched America? There’s an event for that.

At La Pilita Cultural Center, 420 S. Main Ave., the Borderlands Theater is hosting an immersive performance analyzing the “consequences of time travel” and the “current resistance of Native people” to continual oppression by the U.S. government. Created by Fifth World Collective, an organization of local Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, the show will involve theater, performance and video installations. March 29 is preview night, and show starts at 7:30 p.m. The show is held through April 8. Preview night costs $7 to $12, and the other showings cost $14 to $23.50. There is limited free admission for Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.

Night hike

Want to get outdoors and witness the Sonoran Desert like you’ve never seen it before? Keep reading.

Saguaro National Park is hosting a one-mile tour on Friday, March 31, with a park naturalist serving as a guide. The park advises that participants dress appropriately for the event, with comfortable walking shoes, water and a flashlight. Space is limited, so RSVP by calling 520-733-5153 or stop by the Rincon Mountain District (East) visitor center desk.

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Brain Candy live

Ever see MythBusters or YouTube star Michael Stevens? Do you want to experience an evening of fun, invention and novelty? Check this event out.

While you may have thought that TV-personality Adam Savage retired after MythBusters ended, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Savage has teamed up with Michael Stevens, creator of Vsauce, a popular educational YouTube channel, to bring an unforgettable show to Tucson that they describe as a “two-hour play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka and Albert Einstein.” This event involves interactive demonstrations with zany toys, intriguing tools and excitement. It will be hosted at Centennial Hall on April 1 and starts at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $29-$55. 

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