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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 12:00 am

A sampling of The Explorer’s picks for the best things you should be sure to do this week.

1  Listen to chamber music light, featuring Paula Fan and Steven Moeckel, who will perform the music of the famous Spanish composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Details: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29; St Mark’s United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road; $22; 797-3959.

2  Don’t miss the high-energy acrobatics, gymnastics, stylish hip-hop and contemporary dance performed by Denmark’s elite gymnasts during the National Danish Performance Team show. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30; Ironwood Ridge High School Gym, 2475 W. Naranja Drive; $10 adults, $5 children; 370-0588.

3  Hear a wide variety of musical styles and periods — from pop, jazz, and march selections to classical compositions — played by the 75-member Tucson Concert Band. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive in SaddleBrooke; $12.50; $15 at door; 818-1000.

4  Members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, who’ve formed the Kingfisher Quartet, will present string quartets by Haydn and Mozart. Details: 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road; free, but donations will go to the nonprofit Borderlinks; 887-5127.

5  Explore the stories and music that have made operas like “La Boheme,” “Madame Butterfly” and “Tosca” box office hits since their premieres at “Opera 101: Passions of Puccini.” Details: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1; St Mark’s United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road; $15; 797-3959.

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