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    Our pick for the weekend: The Wooden Ball

    Tucson’s best musicians, singers and songwriters are “going unplugged” for an acoustic concert called The Wooden Ball. The show is now a Tucson tradition, started in the mid-1980s at the old Nino’s Steakhouse with a musician named Chris Holiman, a then-member of River Roses. A few years ago it expanded to a two-night format, hosting consecutive sets at Club Congress and Plush. Closing in on two decades of existence, the concert this year benefits the Primavera Foundation, a charity focused on transitioning people out of poverty by aiding their move into the workforce, providing them with housing and pushing for neighborhood revitalization.

    Friday

    Club Congress

    The Acts:

    Chris Holiman – 8 p.m.
    Hank Topless – 8:30 p.m.
    Ricky Gelb – 9 p.m.
    A House A Home – 9:30 p.m.
    …Music Video? – 10 p.m.
    Amy Rude – 10:30 p.m.
    Seashell Radio – 11 p.m.
    Tracy Shedd – 11:30 p.m.
    St. Maybe – 12 a.m.
    Joe Pena – 12:30 a.m.

    If you go:

    When: Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.
    Cost: $7
    Other info: Show is 21
    Visit hotelcongress.com/club, or call 622-8848 for more info.

    Saturday

    Plush

    The Acts:

    The Jits – 8 p.m.
    Kaia Chesney – 8:30 p.m.
    Chris Holiman – 9 p.m.
    Nowhere Man & Whiskey Girl – 9:30 p.m.
    Lunar Light Collectors – 10 p.m.
    Silverbell – 10:30 p.m.
    The Modeens – 11 p.m.
    Silver Thread Trio – 11:30 p.m.
    Al Perry – 12 a.m.
    Leila Lopez – 12:30 a.m.

    If you go:

    When: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.
    Cost: $5
    Other info: Main Stage, show is 21
    Visit plushtucson.com, or call 798-1298 for more info.

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