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So you thought you lived in the ghetto here in Tucson. You ain't seen nothing yet. "Deadly Symbiosis: When Ghetto and Prison Meet and Mesh" is a program within the Sociology department's Brown Bag Lunch Series that takes an insider look at prisons and their inmates. Imagine HBO's show Oz, only real. The lecture starts at noon in Room 415 in the Social Sciences Building. Be sure to grab a bite to eat on your way since the program runs a little more than an hour. Call Gisela Aaron at 621-3531 for all the details.

The Thomas Crown Affair may have seemed somewhat unbelievable, but stories of art theft with equally dirty histories really do exist. And the history department wants to shed some light on these tales that have remained deep in the vaults. "Mysteries in History" is a program that resurrects these legends, and this week the department will focus on "Woven in Blood," a program that gives the full story behind a tapestry brought to Cuba by Columbus. Author Carolina Garcia-Aguilera will present this account begins at 6 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel, 1900 E. Speedway Blvd., with a wine and cheese reception prior to the lecture. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased by calling 621-9359.

The Beatles croon ballads of strawberry fields forever, but Ingmar Bergman takes that to a whole new level. His 1957 film "Wild Strawberries" explores the life of an academic who, en route to receive an award from a university, relives his past through a series of encounters with others. The screening starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Modern Languages Auditorium and is free. Call Charles Scruggs at 621-3527 for more information.

It's close to Halloween and you feel like starting the celebrations early. What better way than by watching a musical performance of Dracula. As a herald to Tod Brownings 1931 film masterpiece, Phillip Glass and the Kronos Quartet created an entirely new score for the film, which they will perform tonight at Centennial Hall. The performance starts at 8 p.m. Tickets cost between $16 and $28 and can be purchased through the Centennial box office if you call them at 621-3341.

So you don't have any classes today and Jerry Springer is a rerun. Why not stop by the "Wind and Percussion Area Recital"? The UA School of Dance and Music will perform in Holsclaw Hall in the fine arts complex at 11 this morning. You need to pick up tickets for this event though, so be sure to call the fine arts box office to reserve your seat.