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Posted: Saturday, February 6, 2010 4:01 pm | Updated: 3:45 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Los Lonely Boys performance

This multi-platinum selling group will bring their unique fusion of rock 'n' roll, country and blues music to the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. They will be joined by Alejandro Escovedo and Carrie Rodriguez when they take the stage 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Los Lonely Boys performance

This multi-platinum selling group will bring their unique fusion of rock 'n' roll, country and blues music to the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. They will be joined by Alejandro Escovedo and Carrie Rodriguez when they take the stage 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Tickets are $32.

For more information, call (480) 644-6500 or visit www.mesaartscenter.com.

Book groups

If you're looking to talk about that great book you read, check out one of the monthly book discussion groups held at the various Mesa libraries. The Red Mountain Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday at the Red Mountain Branch Library, 635 N. Power Road. The PagerTurners Group will meet 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Main Library, 64 E. First St.; while the Fiction Folks Book Group will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dobson Ranch Branch Library, 2425 S. Dobson Road.

Nature hike

Enjoy the great weather by taking part in this ranger-led hike along the Moon Rock Trail in Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road. This 2.5-mile walk will pass fields of cactuses, an owl's nest and other natural sights. Don't forget to bring plenty of water and solid shoes.

The hike is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday.

The event is free, but there is a $6-per-vehicle park entry fee.

For more information, call (480) 984-0032 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/usery.

'Second Friday' in downtown Mesa

Businesses in downtown Mesa will stay open late on Friday to participate in the monthly "Second Friday" event. This month's theme of "Sweethearts on Main" will shine a spotlight on romance in honor of Valentine's Day. Activities will include dance lessons, chocolate strawberry dipping, valentine making, live music and more. The festivities will run 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Mesa, on Main Street between Country Club Drive and Center Street.

For more information, contact (480) 890-2613 or visit www.downtownmesa.com/friday_night.htm.

Lunchtime concert

Pack a lunch and enjoy the outdoors along with a free midday musical performance from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St.

Bill Taylor's Early Birds will play their brand of crowd-pleasing big band and dixieland music.

For more information, call (480) 644-6500 or visit www.mesaartscenter.com.

Localvore dinner

Celebrate local cuisine 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Superstition Farm, 3440 S. Hawes Road. Enjoy a dinner made entirely of locally grown and produced food made by chef Lou Swartz. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour that will allow attendees to meet the farmers that provided the evening's fare.

The meal is $65 per person or $80 when paired with wine.

For more information, call (680) 432-6865 or visit www.superstitionfarmtours.com.

Landscaping workshop

Mesa will continue its Living Green seminar series with a presentation by master gardener Greg Morris. He will discuss how to choose plants with an eye for improving shade, increasing color and attracting wildlife to your backyard.

This free event will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Main Library, 64 E. First St.

For more information, call (480) 644-3100 or visit www.mesalibrary.org/events.

Car show

The Mustangs & Muscle Cars event will have hundreds of vehicles of all makes and models on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Commemorative Air Force Museum, 2017 N. Greenfield Road. In addition to the cars, there will be numerous fighter planes, bombers and military artifacts on display.

Admission will be $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $3 for children 5 and up.

For more information, call (480) 229-5691 or visit www.hotrodplanet.com.

Go and Do events are compiled by Tribune writer Chris Adams. Send your event information via e-mail to getout@evtrib.com.

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