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    To get you through your weekend…


    If you didn’t get your musical fix with “”Wicked,”” head on over to the Tucson Music Hall for Broadway in Tucson’s presentation of “”Spring Awakening.”” The sexually explosive rock musical that won eight Tony Awards in 2007 depicts the whirlwind journey from adolescence to adulthood. However, since it features some risqué scenarios, you may want to leave little ones at home. Tickets range from $25-55.

    Remember how the prom was such a huge ordeal in high school? This town’s prom has it beat. Visit the Gallagher Theater at 7 p.m. to watch the free screening of “”Prom Night In Mississippi.”” Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, the film chronicle’s a Mississippi town’s first non-segregated prom held in 2008.


    Discover what secrets lay behind the curtain for two Broadway stars in Arizona Theatre Company’s production of “”Ten Chimneys.”” But you had better hurry; the show closes on February 12. Tickets range from $31-51. The show starts promptly at 7:30 p.m. at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 South Scott Avenue. Check out Wildlife’s review of the show at

    This Thursday head out for some live music and to see those gem enthusiasts in another light as The Hut, 305 N. 4th Ave., hosts GemJammin’ Tucson 2011. This musical jam for musicians in the jewelry biz donates all proceeds to Jewelers for Children. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10. 


    Pottery, Crafts and Prickly Pears, oh my! Located at the corner of Broadway Boulevard and Country Club Road, Tucson vendors set up shop from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Broadway Village Farmers’ Market to sell fresh produce and hand-made memorabilia to those of us who are lucky enough to not have Friday classes.

    It’s the beginning of the month, so you know what that means: First Friday Shorts at The Loft Cinema. Sit, relax and enjoy a night of original cinema or submit something of your own and you are guaranteed three minutes of fame before the cries of “”Gong!”” descend. But be warned — the shorts are not pre-screened, so who knows what you will see? The show starts at 9 p.m. and admission is only $6.


    Okay, okay. So your roommate has left a pile of dishes in the sink for over a week now, just soaking and accumulating scum. But it could be worse. Check out “”The Roommate,”” featuring “”Gossip Girl”” star Leighton Meester and find out what happens when your bunk buddy becomes too much like Glenn Close in “”Fatal Attraction.”” Opens Friday.

    Have a blast and support a good cause. The Red & White Ball held at the Coyote Moon Pub (formerly Howl at the Moon), 915 W. Prince Road, will feature live music, dancing, food and a 50/50 raffle. The event starts at 8:30 p.m., and all proceeds will benefit the Tucson Tragedy Victims Fund.


    So which team will it be? The Steelers or the Packers? Bust out the chips and dip and watch Super Bowl XLV at 4:30 p.m. on FOX.

    Before or after the game, get your Gleek on. During the pre-show “”Glee”” star Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) will sing “”America the Beautiful,”” and the rest of the New Directions cast will be back in action during the coveted post-Super Bowl slot. It should be quite a “”Thrill”” (M.J. style) and will even feature Katie Couric.


    Celebrate the weirdness of life with The Loft Cinema’s Mondo Mondays. For only $3, check out the cheesy 1988 flick, “”Not Of This Earth,”” featuring porn-star turned B-movie actress Traci Lords. It should be out of this world.

    Don’t miss your chance to travel back in time and discover the beauties of “”The Ship of Dreams”” at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit. With over 120 artifacts on display in the historic Rialto Building in downtown Tucson, you will have more than enough reason to keep putting off that homework. However, you had better hurry. The exhibit will be gone after February 20.

    Tuesday (2/8)

    Take the perfect study break and head on over to Gallagher Theater for a nice dose of The Charles Darwin Experience every Tuesday at 10 p.m. Not only will your brain get a nice reprieve from that cram session, but you won’t even have to go to the gym after the work out this hilarious improv group will give your abs. And it won’t cost you a penny.

    Get your balls into the right pockets at the 9-Ball Pool Tournament in the Cellar Game Room. It’s only $3 to play for non-members and $2 for Pool Club members. If you nail it, you could win 10 hours of free pool. Held every Tuesday, the competition lasts from 6 – 8 p.m.

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