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    Thats gotta hurt! Legendary music festival Burning Man is the subject of a new documentary playing at The Screening Room this week.
    That’s gotta hurt! Legendary music festival Burning Man is the subject of a new documentary playing at The Screening Room this week.

    Today

    The Black Keys – These guys are kind of like a cooler version of Queens of the Stone Age, mostly because they wear ridiculous hipster bug eyeglasses and don’t play with the Foo Fighters. Plus, they’ll have a guy named Jay Reatard open for them. 8 p.m. $16 in advance, $18 day of show. Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.

    Taha Muhammad Ali and Peter Cole poetry reading – Ali’s writings are drawn from the Arab-Israeli conflict and Cole has a special emphasis on medieval Hebrew poetry. 8 p.m. Free. UA Poetry Center

    Tomorrow

    Pianist Rebecca Penneys at Crowder Hall – This Steinway artist and professor at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester will perform pieces by Turina, Beethoven and Brahms. Is it just me or does Steinway sound like a department store? 7:30 p.m. Free. Crowder Hall

    Banff Mountain Film Festival – This screening will have “”thought provoking films on mountain sports”” and adventure travel as well. Even better, it’s put on by Summit Hut, that camping store that sells the backpacks and hiking shoes. 7:30 p.m. $15. The Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.

    Still photography for feature films – My friend made one of those for a media arts project, but just took a bunch of pictures of herself in different ball gowns. But actually, this lecture will feature Mexican photographer Eniac Martinez, who shot still photography for films such as “”Babel”” and “”Before Night Falls.”” 4:30-6 p.m. Free. The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.

    The Photography Paradox: Truth against Beauty – Someone should say that when they open the door for someone else. This lecture will feature internationally acclaimed artist and writer Joan Fontcuberta talking about this tension in photography. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Center for Creative Photography

    Saturday

    Princeton – This L.A.-based band includes a UA graduate and has played with up-and-coming name dropees Vampire Weekend. Their press guy has also done work for Devendrah Banhardt, so maybe someone can ask them why he dresses up in women’s gypsy outfits now. 9:45 p.m. $6. Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. (21+)

    “”Journey to the Flames: 8 Years of Burning Man”” – Come see the documentary about that bizarre music festival out in the desert with all those sexual sculptures and fire dancing. It’ll probably be more interesting than the Coachella documentary, though that did have Fischerspooner. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $8. The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.

    Lord of the Rings symphony – Original illustrations and storyboards will be projected onto the stage, so if you get bored while listening to the entire “”Lord of the Rings”” score, you can at least pretend you’re watching the movie for the ninth time in the theater. And just in case you were worried, costumes are welcome. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $31 to $81. Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.

    Three 6 Mafia – I kind of wanted to go to this until I found out that it was $50 and at DV8. But many of their more faithful fans will venture out through the depths of tube tops and go see this rap group. 8:30 p.m. $50. DV8 Nightclub, 5851 E. Speedway Blvd.

    Sunday

    Judy Gold in “”25 Questions for a Jewish Mother”” – Haven’t you always wanted to ask? This Emmy Award-winning comedian who wrote for everyone’s favorite, “”The Rosie O’Donnell Show,”” will be performing a play about being a lesbian mother of two sons. 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. $42. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.

    “”Nazi Skinheads: Hate crime in Ukraine”” – Hopefully this documentary will have someone as attractive as Edward Norton, but probably not. To make up for it, they’ll have the director Daniel Reynold, who was a Peace Corps worker in Ukraine at the time, answer questions after the movie. 3 p.m. Free. UA Modern Languages Auditorium

    Namoli Brennet – No Depression magazine recently praised this singer-songwriter’s new album Singer Shine Your Light for containing “”portraits of humanity, lit deftly by her melodic dexterity.”” But then again, it’s hard to imagine No Depression magazine giving a bad review. 7:30 p.m. $10. Conrad Wilde Gallery, 210 N. Fourth Ave.

    Monday

    “”The Agronomist”” – This documentary tells the story of Jean Dominique, a journalist and freedom fighter who became a Haitian national hero. Jean Do, get it? 7 p.m. Free. UA Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Auditorium

    Meet Allan Hamilton – The author will sign his book, “”The Scalpel and the Soul,”” which is hopefully about fish. 4:30 p.m. Free. UofA Bookstore

    Tuesday

    Jennaya Robinson – For April Fools Day, you can pretend you’re taking your friend to a Black Eyed Peas concert, and then park in front of Crowder Hall to see this voice recital. Your friend will be so surprised! 7:30 p.m. Free. Crowder Hall

    Wednesday

    Vienna Secession featuring Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele – Ah, my favorite poster art when I was 17. A docent at the Tucson Museum of Art will show slides and talk about the two artists, who contributed to the Vienna Secession. 1:30-2:30 p.m. $8. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.

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