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    Van Gogh painted his last great work, Crows Above a Wheatfield, a few days before he shot himself in July 1890.
    Van Gogh painted his last great work, ‘Crows Above a Wheatfield,’ a few days before he shot himself in July 1890.

    Today

    Parsons Dance – This dance company is apparently well-known for their ability to jump, which is showcased when they shut off the lights at short intervals, only capturing the dancer in mid-air. 7:30 p.m. $10 for students. Centennial Hall

    “”The Unexplained Death of Congolese Leader Patrice Lumumba”” – Professor David Gibbs will give a lecture about the 1961 murder of Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Even more importantly, they’ll have a dessert buffet. 7 p.m. $25. Inn Suites Hotel, 475 N. Granada Ave.

    Tomorrow

    Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair – We always joke about stocking up on dream catchers, but this year will be even better because they’ll be having a “”Van Grow”” hands-on art pavilion for kids. Grow a new ear for Vinny, kiddies! Friday through Sunday. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. North Fourth Avenue

    Saturday

    Pig party to benefit Ironwood Pig Sanctuary – This event sounds kind of bizarre, but still worth it because they will have a live pig. Hannah Dennison will also sign her book, “”A Vicky Hill Exclusive!””, which sounds like an old sitcom. 2-4 p.m. Free. Clues Unlimited Mystery Bookstore, 123 S. Eastbourne Ave.

    The Seven Pipers Scottish Society: A Taste of Scotland – The Tucson version of the Highland Games, this festival will feature Scottish music, Fat Bastard imitators and bagpipes. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $20 at the door, discounts available. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.

    Presidio Festival – The second festival of the weekend will feature living history demonstrations, games, music and cannon firings, which is apparently legal although I’m not sure why. Maybe it was the National Rifle Association. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, 201 N. Court Ave.

    International Wildlife Museum’s 20th Anniversary – Yeah, we plug these guys all the time, but this is the 20th anniversary! They’ll also have live animals amongst the dead and stuffed ones, which should be confusing but fun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $7, discounts available. International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road

    Sunday

    “”Urinetown”” – The opening day for a play about an Orwellian society where the government charges people to use the toilet. Come enjoy songs like “”It’s a Privilege to Pee”” and “”Run, Freedom, Run!”” 1:30 p.m. $21 for students. Marroney Theatre

    The Lamplight Reading Series – They’ll be filming the reading for upcoming episodes of some show called “”The FunKtional Adix Showcase.”” Maybe you should read something from Poe. 4-6 p.m. Free. El Ojito Springs Center for Creativity, 340 N. Fourth Ave.

    Monday

    Laughter yoga – Apparently, you can do yoga just by laughing? I’ll remember that the next time I see Bruce Vilanch in a movie. Isn’t he so great. Every Monday, 5:30-6:20 p.m. $10 requested. Tamara Spiritiual Center, 3002 E. Fort Lowell Road

    “”Blackwater Invades Illinois”” – This is a documentary about the outraged response to Blackwater, the infamous private military company training facility outside of Chicago. Sounds a lot more dangerous than working at Urban Outfitters. 7 p.m. Free. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering building Auditorium

    The Starting Line – I didn’t know pop-punk still existed, but apparently The Starting Line prove that fact by performing at The Rock with Mars Volta lookalikes Steel Train. 7 p.m. $18. The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave.

    Tuesday

    FM Stereochild – The lead singer of local band Haley Jane will perform on acoustic guitar for a free show. Another reason to get drunk on Tuesday night. 9:30 p.m. Free. Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. (21+)

    Wednesday

    Van Gogh lecture – Docent Rebecca Huber will be continuing the Van Gogh dialogue by giving a lecture on the painter. Kids that approved of the “”Van Grow”” are also invited. 1:30-2:30 p.m. $8. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.

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