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ART WALK: Thursday night Art Walk hours are 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Downtown Arts District, with a guided tour departing at 5:30 p.m. from the Park Inn lobby, 188 E. Broadway. Highlights include recent mixed-media paintings by Monica Jost at Dinnerware Gallery, 135 E. Congress St.; folk-art dolls celebrating "Girls' Day" at Berta Wright Gallery Shop, 260 E. Congress St.; and Portraits of Women from Around the World, featuring Arts District mural artist Lydia D'Amico, at The Screening Room's Image Gallery, 127 E. Congress St. Call 624-9977 for information on participating galleries.

RUBY FRIDAY: If you like that edgy, danceable "Tiny Meat" song you've been hearing on the radio, head over to The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave., where lead vocalist Leslie Rankine gets into a bad grrrl grrroove in Ruby's live performance Tucson debut. See Soundbites in the Music section for details. Tickets are $5 at the door for this 18-and-over show starting at 9 p.m. Friday, March 22. Call 629-9211 for information.

PREHISTORIC URGE: The Arizona State Museum shows where the bones are buried in the annual open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23. During this one-day event the staff throws open the doors to its collections storerooms, archaeological labs, exhibit preparation areas and research library to give visitors a closer look at how artifacts are handled, cataloged and dated prior to the "please do not touch" stage more common to our experience. This free program is offered in conjunction with Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month. Museum is located on the UA campus northeast of the main entrance on University Boulevard. Call 621-6302 for information.

ESTATE OF THE ARTS: The seventh annual Tucson Museum of Art League's Estate Sale Treasure House opens today, with a treasure trove of antiques, furniture, rugs, fine art, china, silver, linens, jewelry and various collectibles for yourself or friends with a taste for the eclectic. This year's house, located at 4444 E. Grant Road, will be open for browsing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Donations and consignment pieces are also welcome. All proceeds support the Tucson Museum of Art. Call 624-2333 for information.

GYPSY FEAT: A spirited band of roving musicians, dancers and storytellers shake, shimmy and roll into the Zenith Dance Center, 330 E. Seventh St., at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Admission is a mere $5 at the door for this exotic evening of music and costumed dance. Call 623-0913 for information. TW

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