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    To get you through your weekend…


    A Wednesday concert treat — Monster Pussy with Logan Greene and the Bricks, and Sleeping in the Aviary. First of all, this band is cat-centric, so get your mind out of the gutter. Located at the uber-trendy venue The HangArt, punk band Monster Pussy is a unique treat, currently unsigned and all about the live show. Local Tucson band Logan Greene and the Bricks will be playing, along with Sleeping in the Aviary, on tour from Minneapolis. $5, 8 p.m., 512 E. Echols Ave. All ages.

    Get your nerd on and a healthy dose of culture with the UA Museum of Art discussion, “”Jackson Pollock & The Fractal Theory: Truth or Fiction?”” This interdisciplinary talk attempts to answer the question of whether Pollock’s art has inherent fractal patterns, with UA math professor Bruce Bayly and UA math senior Jonathan Cain discussing the results of their investigations. Free for students, museum members and children. $5 general admission. 5 p.m., 1031 Olive Road.


    The week is almost over, so as per usual Club Congress is putting on a party with its weekly Optimist Club. Celebrate your victories (or losses) this week with $3 cover and $1 vodka well drinks. Guest DJ Doctor Adam from Portland will be spinning trendy music inside, but you can chat at the Tap Room bar or hang out on the patio — there’s a plethora of heating lamps, don’t worry. Doors open at 9 p.m. If you’re in the mood to stop by a little earlier, catch Salvador Duran performing flamenco guitar on the patio at Club Congress, from 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Cover is free for that portion of the evening. All at 311 E. Congress St.

    Learn something about your brain by attending the School of Mind, Brain and Behavior lecture series where this month where Barrow Neurological institute and Barrow Laboratory scientists Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik will give a talk titled “”Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About Our Brains.”” 5 p.m., at Social Sciences building Room 100. Free.


    Are you in the mood for an art film about nuns? Of course you are. The acclaimed “”Vision: From the Life of Hildegard Von Bingen”” is opening at The Loft Cinema this Friday. The film is about a nun, yes, but a forward-thinking, visionary, fascinating one. Tickets $9 or $7 for students. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

    Join a park naturalist for a free walk through Saguaro National Park East at 7 p.m. Call the park information line at 733-5153 for more information.


    Up for a sport that’s something unlike anything you’ve ever seen before? See the Tucson Roller Derby battle in-state rivals at this home game double header: TRD Copper Queens vs. Arizona Roller Derby Bad News Beaters and TRD VICE Squad vs. Northern Arizona Roller Derby Whiskey Row-llers. $10 advance or $15 at the door. At the Tucson Convention center, 260 S. Church Ave.

    Come to a Gem and Mineral Show opening celebration at Temple of Eden, at 35 E. Toole Ave. Starting at 2 p.m., there will be a vegetarian café, from noon to 3 p.m., an open art project you can join, and an acoustic concert with Kayt Perlman at 7 p.m. More information all on gem show events at

    Don’t miss the Men’s Basketball game against USC at 5:30 p.m. at McKale Center. Tickets $19 to $112. Or you can catch it on TV. Either way it’s a must-see. Go Cats!


    Get your nostalgia on with a screening of “”Breakfast at Tiffany’s”” at the Fox Theatre at 2:00 p.m., $8 or $6 for students. 17 W. Congress St.

    Check out “”Eurydice,”” by playwright Sarah Ruhl, a play telling the classic myth of Orpheus through the heorine’s point of view. Tickets $23, at 2:30 p.m. at the Beowulf Alley Theatre. 11 S. Sixth Ave.


    Keep yourself safe and attend a self defense class at Dry River Radical Resource Center. It’s free, and it’s happening every Monday. 740 N. Main Ave., 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

    Amélie soundtrack creator and accomplished solo artist Yann Tiersen is visiting Tucson again with Naim Amor at Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19 advance or $20 the day of the show. Hear the charming Frenchman’s folk tunes, which contain a wide range of instruments and sounds.


    Get on your bike and enjoy the weather before it gets bone-chillingly cold for February. Tuesday Night Ride meets at Old Main in front of the flagpole at 8 p.m., and usually leaves around 8:30. Make sure you remember your bike lights, front and back to be safe!

    Are you an artist who wants to meet other artists, create art and drink? Well, ArtPhag is the place for you. Hosted the first Tuesday of every month, at Surly Wench Pub, 424 N 4th Ave., starting at 9 p.m. Bring your sketchbook!

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