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    To get you through your weekend …

    Wednesday

    Damn… of course he used “”amaze”” on a Triple Word Score. Showcase your spelling and vocab skills during the ever-intense, always entertaining game of Scrabble. All ages and skill levels play Scrabble for free from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the El Rio Branch of the Tucson-Pima Public Library.

     

    “”Pageant”” seems like another boring movie following plastic women through an endless barrage of beauty contest events. Except it isn’t. Hosted by the Women’s Resource Center and ASUA Pride Alliance’s film series for the spring semester, “”Pageant”” centers around the Miss Gay America pageant, a competition running since 1973. The documentary follows five male contestants as they transform themselves into beautiful, proud drag queens to win the title of “”Miss Gay America.”” The event is open to the public and free at Gallagher Theater at 7 p.m.

    Thursday

    Tired of the amateurish ramblings on TheDirty.com? Baffled by the often childish behavior on Facebook? Join Sheri Bauman, associate professor of disability and psychoeducational studies, as she presents “”Civility in the Digital Age,”” as part of a UA-sponsored weeklong celebration of civility in the 21st century. The lecture covers issues such as cyber-bullying, the behaviors we exhibit when communicating electronically and our ability to change them. This event will take place in the Student Union Memorial Center in the Tucson Room from noon to 1 p.m.

    “”The Dinner Party”” opens tonight at the Live Theatre Workshop. Written by Neil Simon, “”The Dinner Party”” follows three formerly married couples as they reconnect at a Parisian restaurant. Notwithstanding the fact that the host is nowhere to be seen and that the couples have no idea why they’re being asked to meet, the group wildly guesses their host’s intent and the real reason they’re all gathered. A hilarious play full of witty quips, “”The Dinner Party”” will run until March 20. Call 327-4242 for reservations.

    Friday

    Put on your vintage band tee, lace up your Chuck Taylors and get your camera phones ready. That’s right — it’s time for the 2011 Arizona Daily Star Battle of the Bands at the Rialto Theatre. Selected by a panel of judges evaluating several elements such as sound quality, entertainment value and originality, one of the six remaining acts will be crowned the winner for this year. For just $2 general admission price on the day of the show, you’ll see Alisha Peru, Tyler Scruggs, The Opposables, Wrest, Dark Aeturnis, and Manic After Hours.

    For those blessed to be over 21 years of age, take part in Club Congress’ “”The Great Guinness Toast,”” also known as “”St. Practice Day.”” The toast is made up of Guinness drinkers all over the country trying to break the record for the largest simultaneous toast for The Guinness Book of World Records. For $10, you can partake in Arizona’s largest toast at 7 p.m., as well as listen to live music and watch the Mr. and Ms. Redhead Tucson Contest. In the end, it’s just another reason to salute a fine Irish stout.

    Saturday

    Carnaval? In Tucson? Join Batucaxé, a non-profit Brazilian percussion and dance ensemble, and other performers to partake in this well-loved South American Tradition. Free to the public, the fourth annual Tucson Carnaval’s theme will be “”Dancing in the Streets”” and will feature a parade as well as dancing, workshops and vendor booths from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Armory Park Center.  

    Returning once more to Tucson, UApresents will host stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone. Known for her quick wit, self-deprecating humor and all-around hilarious performances, she’s guaranteed to draw more than a few chuckles. Tickets range from $15 to $39. Call 621-3341 or visit uapresents.org for reservations or more information.

    Some love their iridescent wings. Others just adore the way they move. In any case, for $5 you can join Sky Island Tours as they lead a group to look for early butterflies along the Catalina Highway from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Call 488-8551 for reservations and more information.

    Sunday

    As we gear up for the Oscar season, why not take a look back at some of the films that changed the way we view cinema? Winner of eight Academy Awards, “”From Here to Eternity”” is being screened at the Fox Tucson Theatre at 2 p.m. Visit their box office or call 624-1515 for tickets.

    Grab some fresh grub at the Soiree Open Aire Market. A new farmers’ market and craft fair, the market opens from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Sunday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. Call 404-6935 for more information.

    Members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Southwest String Quartet will perform pieces composed in the Terezin ghetto for “”Hallonot: Voices and Views on the Holocaust”” at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Beginning at 2 p.m., the performance will be followed by a screening of the documentary “”Inside Hana’s Suitcase”” and dessert. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased in advance at tucsonjcc.org.

    Monday

    For those of you who enjoy the debates surrounding the religious-minded individuals brave enough to preach on the UA Mall, you might enjoy the The Veritas Forum. Ian Hutchinson, a professor of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present a lecture entitled “”Science and Faith: Equal Sources of Knowledge?”” in the Harvill building in room 150 at 7 p.m.

    Fore! The Accenture Match Play Golf Championship begins today at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain. With $8.5 million on the line, it might just be worth the drive to see which PGA player takes home the trophy. Visit pgatour.com for the tournament schedule, tickets, and information.

    — Compiled by Kathleen Roosa

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