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The Barenaked Ladies are playing at the Tucson Music Hall on Monday night at 7:30. (Editor's note: All jokes about chickens, ridiculous songs and bizarrely overrated band names have been omitted on the basis of generally pedantic expected humor practices).
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
The Moment of Truth Project - Fine arts and media arts students got together to make a "culture jamming" project; rewriting and recreating magazine advertisements to show the hidden message behind them. All day. Free. Student Union Memorial Center, Social Justice Leadership Center, Room 404
Congress Libre - I think this means "free" in Spanish. And that's what's so great about it. See a bunch of local bands like Mercury's Revenge for the whopping price of nothing. 9 p.m. Free. Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St.
Real-life hero of Hotel Rwanda - The man who saved thousands of Rwandan refuges from genocide will be here to tell his story. 7 p.m. $10 student ticket price. Centennial Hall
Fall Out Boy - What better tribute to dead day then to drive up to Phoenix to see a band that should have been dead long, long ago? 7 p.m. $23 in advance, $24 day of show. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Zoo Lights - If you get tired of studying, you can head over to the zoo and see its pretty light show. If you're lucky, you might even see some animals other than the annoying children running around poking everything. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. $4. Reid Park Zoo, 22nd Street and Lake Shore Lane
Tesoro - If you really want to study for your Spanish final, you can go see these flamenco dancers put on an Andalusian extravaganza. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. $5 early show and $3 later show. Second show is 21+. Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St.
All Souls Film Festival - If you couldn't get enough of dead day, you can go see the Day of the Dead. This festival will have movies covering the All Soul's Procession and other festivals from around the world. 8 p.m. $6. The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.
Other Voices Women's Reading Series - Tucson poet and songwriter Maggie Golston will read her works and then give others a chance to read their own poetry. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Biblio bookstore, 222 E. Congress St.
The Iguanas - They're so diverse, you might mistake them for chameleons. This band plays a mixture of Tex-Mex, New Orleans R&B, Latin and Caribbean rhythms and Roots Rock. 9 p.m. $22 in advance, $25 day of show. The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.
Freakwater - If you like alt-country bands like Wilco, Rilo Kiley and Garth Brooks before he had that whole alter-ego ploy that really just looked like a cheap rip-off of Trent Reznor, you'll love Freakwater. Zincs opens. 9:45 p.m. $8. (21+). Plush, 340 E. Sixth St.
Emily Yetman Trunk Show - The Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art will be holding a jewelry, champagne, chocolate and prophylactic sale. Well, maybe not the last one, but make sure you have those on hand; you might need them. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. MOCA shop, 191 E. Toole Ave.
Ozomatli - They have a little bit of rock, a little bit of ska, a little bit Latin grooves and a little bit of a really confusing nonsensical name. 8 p.m. $23 in advance, $25 day of show. The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.
POPaganda - This guy makes Salvador Dali look like a greeting card illustrator. Ron English, the "modern day Robin Hood of Madison Avenue," paints and satirizes modern culture onto canvases, songs and pirated billboards. There will also be a film screening about him. 5:15 p.m. $5. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
Barenaked Ladies - It's been ... a few years since you've heard of them. But they're back to rule the world and make off-the-cuff references to fried chicken. 7:30 p.m. $30 and $40. Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.
BFA Senior Exhibition - They need it to graduate, and you need it to pretend that you enjoy the local art scene. Your friends will be so impressed if you invite them to this exhibition of graduating UA art students. All day. Free. Joseph Gross Gallery, UA Museum of Art, Room 101D
-Compiled by Andi Berlin.