Sips, stanzas, stage and sculpture



From the listings desk: Some odds and ends from our inbox (the first of which came in after our deadline for the paper).

Books, Brews & Bards: A Celebration of Literature and Libations, an evening of beer, food and poetry, with a tour and tasting with brewmaster Alan Stiles and assistant Mike Dee, a libations-themed reading by Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Jim Ciletti and Poet Emeritus Aaron Anstett, followed by an open mic. Proceeds benefit the Pikes Peak Library District. $15 for PPLD Friends members, $20 for nonmembers, Wed., Sept. 21, 5:30-8 p.m. Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. RSVP to 531-6333 ext. 2205,

• The Star Bar Players are seeking volunteers for this season. Costumers, designers, running crew members, ushers, custodians and other positions are needed. 357-5228,

The Dustoff Memorial, a special bronze sculpture by Cañon City artist Robert Henderson, will be on display at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center (210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, now through Veterans Day. From the Sangre's press information:

The sculpture portrays a solider carrying an injured comrade to an awaiting Huey helicopter. The Huey is credited with saving 900,000 lives in the 11 years of the Vietnam conflict. Nearly 1/3 of the helicopter pilots were injured during these missions.

Henderson will give a free lecture on his art, which focuses on honoring veterans, Mon., Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m., at the center.

Hendersons Dustoff Memorial

More listings are available (and searchable) here. Look out for our print listings this Thursday.

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