Arizona Daily Wildcat
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Kanye West is performing tomorrow at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix. You can be sure that George W. Bush won't be at the show, you know, because he hates black people and all.
Thursday, December 1, 2005
Normanoak - This mystical and magical folksy band likes to sing about the forest and tree-hugging hippie stuff. They can also claim the award for strangest album name ever created: Born a Black Diamond. Sounds catchy. 8 p.m. ITL Café. 415 N. Fourth Ave.
Nativity Scenes - It's in our churches, in our politics, in our cinnamon buns and even in our art. Come see how religion, namely the infant Jesus, has affected painting throughout the ages. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. Tucson Museum of Art Education Center Auditorium. 140 N. Main Ave.
Kanye West - You don't have to be a gold digger to muster up enough money to get your ass up to Phoenix for this one. Get up girl, go 'head get up (north). 8 p.m. $45. Dodge Theatre. 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Sunday Afternoon - This local Tucson band mixes funk with free-form jazz, acoustic rock and world music to create a mesh of eclectic and original sounds. And if that wasn't enough, they've toured with Sugar Ray. Yippee! 8:30 p.m. $8. (21+). City Limits. 6350 E. Tanque Verde Road
Sweet Honey in the Rock - If you just love black a cappella ensembles with American sign language interpretation being performed at the same time, this shindig is right up your alley. 8 p.m. $25 to $42. Centennial Hall
UA Dance Ensemble - It may not be Janet Jackson, but there's still a slight chance that they'll perform "My Humps." Now that would be a sight. 7:30 p.m. $16, discounts available. Stevie Eller Dance Theatre.
Arizona Bach Aria Consort - You knew he'd be Bach. He's just so popular, everyone (especially UA faculty) wants to hold a tribute concert for him. 7 p.m. Free. Holsclaw Hall
"39 Pounds of Love" - This rare but true story isn't weighed down by lots of unneeded Hollywood gusto. It's an honest portrait of a 34-year-old man diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy. Instead of dying at the age of six (as was expected) he survived, became an animator and went on a trip to confront his former doctors. 5 p.m. $5. The Loft Cinema. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
A Southwest Nutcracker - This Tucson Regional Ballet adaptation of the famous suite set to 1880s Tucson scenery showcases the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, guests from the San Francisco Ballet and that annoying lady that always sits in the second row and laughs really loud. 7:30 p.m. $30. Leo Rich Theatre. 260 S. Church Ave.
Danish Julefest Celebration - Get up, Denmark this on your calendar. Everything Danish: food, baked goods, holiday crafts, dancers, traditional music and costumes from the homeland will all be there. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Copenhagen Furniture. 3660 E. Fort Lowell Road
UA Studio Jazz Ensemble - This concert features two students that were released on the student-run Park Avenue Records: Martin Patfield and Katherine Byrnes. 7:30 p.m. $9, discounts available. Crowder Hall. Music building
Gone With the Wind - No, it's not the movie. But it does involve lots of stars and planets and trans-Neptunian objects and stuff. Come see this space lecture on "Insights into how galaxies use (and lose) their gas from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey." 7:30 p.m. Free. Steward Observatory, Room N204
French Toast - Two guys named after a breakfast item do all the work of a five-piece band with vocals, guitars, drums and various percussion, keyboards and samplers. God knows what they would sound like if they were called French Soufflé. 9 p.m. $6. Solar Culture. 31 E. Toole Ave.
Real-life hero of "Hotel Rwanda" - Paul Rusesabagina, the main character from the film that tells the story of the Rwandan genocide in the 1990s, will give a talk on his experiences housing more than a thousand refuges in his hotel. 7 p.m. $10 for students. Centennial Hall.
-Compiled by Andi Berlin.