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Sean Costello, the biggest thing to hit the blues since the new M&M, is performing tonight at 8 at City Limits. To read an interview with Costello, visit to
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Okkervil River - This folk-rock quartet is sure to impress music fans of all genres with opening bands Low Skies and Band of Horses. 11:30 p.m. $7. (21+) Plush. 340 E. Sixth St.

'Napoleon Dynamite' - Efren Ramirez and Aaron Ruell, who played the iconic characters Pedro and Kip, respectively, in last year's indie film hit, will discuss the making of the film. 7 p.m. $10 for students, $12 general admission. South Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center. 1303 E. University Blvd.

Wind Ensemble - This musical evening will feature a tribute to a seminal composer in wind instrument history, Alfred Reed (no pun intended). 7:30 p.m. Free. Crowder Hall. Southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard

Sean Costello - He may not be an Elvis, but he can still showcase the blues. With fellow blues man Tom Walbank. 8 p.m. $5. (21+). City Limits. 6350 E. Tanque Verde Road

MOCA Salon - This salon-style casual lecture on contemporary art (i.e. Andy Warhol) will bring out your creative side, as well as the side of you that absolutely despises driving downtown. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. $15. $10 for members. Museum of Contemporary Art. 191 E. Toole Ave.


Carlos Mencia - This comedian is all over Comedy Central lately and will be all over Tucson when he performs two sets tomorrow. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $34 reserve floor seating in advance and $30 reserve seated balcony. The Rialto Theatre. 318 E. Congress St.

Metalhead - Your head must be made of metal if you don't go to this '80s metal cover band show. 8:30 p.m. $7 in advance or $10 at the door. City Limits. 6350 E. Tanque Verde Road

Nearly Free Fridays - Come find out why this festival of street art, public participation murals and live entertainment is nearly free. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Main Gate Square. University Boulevard

'Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus' - This film features all the Southern delicacies: prisons, truck stops, churches, biker bars, coal mines and wrong-eyed Jesuses. Not too sure what that means, but it sounds cool! Part of the Music Documentary Series. 5 p.m. $5. The Loft Cinema. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.


Arizona Symphony Orchestra - The Concerts in Context series is focusing on Stravinsky, Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes. In laymen's terms, that means that we get to hear a cool orchestra play the dinosaur song from "Fantasia." 7:30 p.m. Free. Crowder Hall. Southeast corner of North Park Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard.

Sunday Afternoon - Ironically playing on a Saturday night, this Dave Matthews-esque band is sure to keep you partying until Sunday next month. With Brian Kenney Fresno. 9:45 p.m. $7. (21+). Plush. 340 E. Sixth St.


Twelve Girls Band - This group of 12 Asian women performs mainstream hits like Coldplay's "Clocks" with ancient Chinese instruments. Either really comical, or really sexy. But probably both. 6 p.m. $25 to $100. Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd.

The Hold Steady - The show with the Cops, the Constantines and the Hold Steady promises to be the best indie rock concert of the year thus far. 8:30 p.m. $10. Plush. 340 E. Sixth St.


The Astrophysical Einstein - Dimitrios Psaltis from the department of physics will discuss insanely complicated science stuff. 7:30 p.m. Free. Steward Observatory, Room N210. 933 N. Cherry Ave.

Africans and the U.S. Prison System - The Director of the department of Africana studies, Julian Kunnie, will discuss the prison system, its roots in Southern slavery and how it is used to propel colonization, capitalism and genocide today. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Auditorium. 1130 N. Mountain Ave.


National Business Women's Week Luncheon - A woman's business is in the luncheon. Featuring the dean of the James E. Rogers College of Law, this lunch lecture will surely fill your appetite for knowledge on women's business issues. Noon to 1 p.m. Ventana Room. Student Union Memorial Center. 1303 E. University Blvd.


'Side Show' - The first evening performance of this play about Siamese twins who decide to be vaudeville performers during the Great Depression is sure to be a knee-slapper (all four of them.) 7:30 p.m. General $29 or $21 for students. Marroney Theatre. Speeedway Boulevard east of Park Avenue.

- Compiled by Andi Berlin.

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