Our picks for the top entertainment events of the week
UPDATE: Bajofondo concert cancelled.
Bajofondo serves up tango-electronica fusion
Led by Grammy- and Oscar-winning producer Gustavo Santaolalla (Juanes, Café Tacuba, “Brokeback Mountain,” “Babel”) on guitar, vocals and percussion, the Argentine-Uruguayan collective fuses tango with electronica. But this is no mere two turntables-and-a-microphone group. With Santaolalla on guitar, vocals and percussion, the rest of the octet contributes the usual (bass, keys) and the unexpected (bandoneon, violin), intermingling the acoustic and the electronic. Not traditional tango, not traditional electronica, Bajofondo is a danceable mixture of the two. When: 8 p.m. Thursday Where: The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. Price: $23 Info: 740-1000, www.rialtotheatre.com
Fun at Pima County Fair kicks off this week
Carnival rides, cotton candy, cute little animals and plenty of musical entertainment are all part of the fun at this year’s Pima County Fair, which opens this week. When: April 16-26. Main Gate opens at noon on weekdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Closing time is from 11:30-12:30 p.m., depending on weather and attendance. Where: Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road Price: $7 general, $2 for 6-10 years old, $5 for parking Info: 762-FAIR, www.PimaCountyFair.com
Club Congress hosts Earth Night Celebration
Club Congress is hosting a solar-powered, nine-band, two-stage event as an Earth Day after party. The outdoor patio stage will feature Grams and Krieger and Friends, The Wayback Machine, Kevin Pakulis Band, Johann Wagner and Raina Rose. DJ PJ, 21 Pump Street, Mike Superhero and Monster P—- will rock the nightclub inside – and all will be powered with energy provided by the Solar Store and our closest star. When: 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday Where: Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Price: Free Info: 622-8848, www.hotelcongress.com