Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Tuesday, Oct. 9

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Ume Family Style Dinner. In the mood for Asian cuisine? Every second Tuesday of the month, Casino Del Sol hosts an Asian-style feast for families to enjoy with dishes from Chef of Cuisine David Solorzano. With communal seating, dishes are passed around and include foods like smoked meats, noodles, dim sum, stir fry, desserts and more. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. 5655 W. Valencia Road. $45 Details Here.

The Desert on Celluloid. October is “American Archives Month” and The Loft Cinema is celebrating by gathering archivists from the UA Special Collections, the Arizona Historical Society, the Center for Creative Photography, and UA Literature, Film and Archival Studies. This gathering features multiple rare and archival films, including Sword as the Soul of the Samurai, Hank Rides Again and In Search of the Sun. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Free. Details Here.

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MC Lars aka Andrew Nielsen is a wildly imaginative rapper. And he may be the  inventor of a new genre: “lit-hop.” Referencing writing giants like William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe instead of the usual Pac and BIG, Nielsen is a self-described member of the “i-generation.” Though a Stanford grad, he is by no means pretentious. In fact, on tracks such as “Flow like Poe,” he explains meter and advanced poetics with the pithy precision of a School of Rock professor, complete with a sexy backup singer, “going hard on that trimeter.” Nielsen has made a career out of his wacky, intelligent rhyming, founding indie record label Horris, creating his own cartoon strip and then rapping about the strip’s characters atop samples of post-punk and emo. Hailing from Berkeley and its psychedelic East Bay scene, he has mad rap cred (he’s opened for Lupe Fiasco, Nas, Snoop) and endless access to inspiration with all that NoCal sticky green. With MC Frontalot & Mega Ran and Schaffer the DarkLord. Tuesday, Oct. 9. Cans Deli, 340 N. Fourth Ave. Doors at 8 p.m. $12-14, 21+. Details Here.

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Events compiled by Brianna Lewis, Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot, Ava Garcia and Jeff Gardner.

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