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Around Town: 3 weekend picks

penguin For the weekend of May 1 With the Going Green Expo, the Mifflin Street block party, and all the great live music in town this weekend, there are a few cool..or unusual..events that may have slipped off your radar screen! Audubon Art Fair: 9:30-4:30 Saturday at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center. Art from 130 artists, plus food, raffle, and a silent auction. A Celebration of Vampires and Other Creatures of the Night: 12:30-6:30 Saturday at Ravenworks at Westgate Mall. Vampires in May? Why not? Author Alex Bledsoe reads from Blood Groove, plus tarot card readings and a vampire costume contest at 5:30pm. Drumming for Hope: 3-7pm Sunday at the Loft at the Goodman Community Center. Drum circle, dance lessons, music from the Tani Diakite & The Malian Blues Band, and you can even meet a Black-footed African Penguin from the Vilas Zoo!  Fundraiser for African Youth Outreach.  Admission $8, kids $4, and kids under 3 free. Freaky Band Name of the Week: First Communion Afterparty at the UW Memorial Union Terrace Saturday night, 9:30pm. They're from Minneapolis and are described as garage, psychedelic, shoegaze.  (Shoegaze?) Also on the bill: Alla, DJS Red Dog, FM Predator. Free.

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