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    To get you through your weekend

    Thursday Nov. 4

    Desert Hearts 25th Anniversary Screening presented by Lesbian Looks

    The Loft Cinema and the Lesbian Looks 2010 Film Series present a screening of “”Desert Hearts.”” Since its debut in 1985, “”Desert Hearts”” has proved to be a landmark in gay/lesbian cinema and is considered the first commercial lesbian love story. “”Desert Hearts”” tells the story of Vivian Bell, an English professor who travels to Reno, Nev. for a divorce and there meets Cay Rivers, a young artist with a free spirit, and the two women fall in love. “”Desert Hearts”” is groundbreaking in its open and honest approach to showing a homosexual love story and was truly ahead of its time.

    The Loft Cinema

    3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

    7:30 p.m., $7

    Friday, Nov. 5

    Five Finger Death Punch

    Hailing from Los Angeles, heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch has met rapid success since the release of their debut album, The Way of the Fist, in 2007. Fronted by Hungarian born guitarist Zoltan Bathory, the band has developed a solid and faithful fan base — known in the metal world as the Knuckleheads — that are committed to 5FDP’s intense and driven sound. 5FDP has toured over the past few years with Slipknot and Korn, and are known for their notoriously rowdy and chaotic live shows.

    The Rialto Theatre

    318 E. Congress St.

    $30

    7 p.m. doors/8 p.m. showtime

    Saturday, Nov. 6

    Saturday Sippers at the RumRunner

    On the first Saturday of every month, the RumRunner offers a wine tasting during the afternoon that showcases a changing buffet of a dozen wines. The RumRunner is a Tucson landmark — during the 1960s it was a drive-thru liquor store and has evolved into the well-stocked wine and spirits emporium that it is today, with an impressive selection and home to the Dish Bistro Bar. Wine tasting is free, so take the opportunity to sample reds, whites and everything in between. Wines are sold at a 15 percent discount during Saturday Sippers.

    The RumRunner

    3131 E. First St.

    2 – 4 p.m., free

    Sunday, Nov. 7

    An Afternoon with Billy Collins and Friends at Centennial Hall: A Benefit for the Poetry Center

    In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the University of Arizona’s Poetry Center is honored to welcome former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins for a special reading. Collins, hailed as the most popular poet in America, will be joined on the Centennial Hall stage with friends from the literary world — New York poet Howard Altmann, novelist Jennifer Lee Carrell, journalist Ernesto Portillo and Arizona Daily Star columnist and cartoonist David Fitzsimmons. Collins and all the rest will read their favorite poems to celebrate the art of poetry in America.

    Centennial Hall

    1020 E. University Blvd.

    3 p.m., $15 – $150

    All Souls Procession

    The All Souls Procession was born in 1990, when local artist Susan Johnson needed an outlet to mourn the death of her father. Today the All Souls Procession is a festival of more than 20,000 participants, and offers the community a spiritual gathering to mourn, reflect, and celebrate. The All Souls Procession is a nod to the Mexican holiday of Dia De los Muertos and is a celebration of the lives of loved ones who have passed. More than just a parade, the procession is important to Tucson as a catharsis of emotion. The festival will display an abundance of local art, and the two-mile procession will end with the annual burning of the urn in which patrons offer their hopes and thoughts.

    Beginning at Epic Café

    745 N. Fourth Ave.

    5 p.m., Free

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