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    Events calendar

    Wednesday, June 24

    For The B-52’s, the party’s not over yet. We all know iconic songs like “”Love Shack”” and “”Rock Lobster,”” but did you know these retro rockers are doing a full summer comeback tour for their new album, Funplex? Discover sassy new songs and fun party classics sure to make you dance in your seat.
    Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. 8 p.m. $29 – $64 with senior, group and military discounts available. Call 621-3341 to reach the box office.

    Thursday, June 25

    Is your $1 vodka drink half empty or half full? Look to the sunny side of life at the weekly dance party for The Optimist Club. Drink specials and resident DJs will have you dancing away any summertime blues.
    Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. $3 or free with your Optimist Club card.

    Friday, June 26

    If you’re still not over the ’50s-esque zest of the B-52’s concert, Lost Barrio art collective Parasol Project is throwing “”Atomic #10,”” named after neon’s atomic number. This event will be held at the kitschy Flamingo Hotel where Elvis and John Wayne used to hang out. There is a dress code for this pool dance party, so grab the most gorgeously tacky ’50s get-up you have in your closet, and get ready to get down.
    Flamingo Hotel, 1300 N. Stone Ave. 7 p.m. $5 advance tickets with discounted room rates for partygoers. 21+.

    Saturday, June 27

    After a sweltering day, there is nothing more rewarding than the cool desert evening that follows. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum understands this cyclical beauty, so they are presenting “”Summer Saturday Evenings”” every week through August. This week’s special event is “”Family Astronomy Night,”” which features hands-on activities, telescopes, and “”Sky Hunters,”” a presentation on winged nighttime predators.
    Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd. 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. $6 adults, $2.25 kids 6-12, free for children under 5. No entries past 9:15 p.m.

    Sunday, June 28

    Govinda’s has a weekly feast that starts at 7 p.m. Not only is this food vegetarian friendly, it’s only $3! Combined with an outside patio, friendly faces, and two parrots, this price makes Govinda’s a worthwhile place to spend your Sunday evening.
    Govinda’s Natural Food Buffet, 711 E. Blacklidge Dr. 7 p.m. $3. Patrons encouraged to bring their own tableware.

    Monday, June 29

    Thanks to Cactus Bowl’s “”Bowl Your Head Off,”” you will never be out of your element. This program features free unlimited bowling, but if you need more incentive, there are 16 oz draft beers for $1. Unfortunately, there is no forecast for $1 White Russians.
    Cactus Bowl, 1630 S. Alvernon Way. 9 p.m. – midnight. $6.

    Tuesday, June 30

    Encounter some of Tucson’s best electronic, hip-hop, and dance music at Vaudeville’s “”Two Bit Tuesdays,”” a weekly event presented by resident DJs Salinger and Critter. This week features Metrognome, an electronic musical genius with a “”very special reaktor machine,”” which is an instrument that he designed out of a touch interface and Wii parts.
    Vaudeville Cabaret. 110 E. Congress St. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Free.

    – Tauni Malmgren

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