- ?uestlove and The Roots are gonna get your lunch money one way or another Monday night at Boulders Fox Theatre.
"He lifts up a banner for the distant nations, he whistles for those at the ends of earth. Here they come, swiftly and speedily." Isaiah 5:26
Much of the Bible is up for interpretation, and when some pastors read this, perhaps they imagined a drag race. After all, the need for speed is not a sin. Today, Colorado pastors and clergy are assembling at Bandimere Speedway (3051 S. Rooney Road, Morrison) to burn some holy rubber. The event is open-house format (free and open to the public) and will include fellowship and food from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pastors will be competing to qualify for the 13th annual Family Festival Challenge on July 4. What Would Jesus Drive? Show up and find out. JJ
Once again, the First Friday Art Walk is upon us: Artists of all sorts have uncaged themselves from their productive hidey-holes to smile and imbibe wine with the public. Among this month's many alluring exhibits and venues to check out, Smokebrush Gallery (218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102) will present Eye of the Storm: Bay St. Louis and Waveland, Mississippi, Six Months After Katrina, a photography installation and benefit by Elaine Bean. Visitors can create their own artwork and contribute to afflicted communities from 5 to 8 p.m. Bean's free exhibit will continue to be on display through June 24. Call 444-1012 for more information. MS
Sure, there isn't much snow on Pikes Peak right now, but I don't think even School District 11 could consider it "naked." So, get the kids some brushes, and let 'em have at it! At its first "Paint the Peak for Pike!" event, the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center (1805 N. 30th St.) will give art supplies to any children who feel like tackling America's Mountain on canvas. That part of the day's programming will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. From 8 a.m. to noon, seven accomplished landscape artists will be painting the mountain, and all attendees are invited to walk the center's balcony to peruse their works. To learn more about this totally free event, call 219-0108. KW
- The Eagles of Death Metal will redefine shock and awe Tuesday night at the Bluebird.
Sport those embarrassing eatin' pants that you haven't worn since Thanksgiving at Sunday on the Town, from 2 to 7 p.m. in downtown Colorado Springs. Event proceeds benefit the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Downtown Partnership. A $30 magic admission button ($25 in advance, $10 to $15 for children) grants you passage through 19 restaurants and 13 shops and galleries stocked with a variety of musical ensembles. Think of it as adult trick-or-treating, minus the mask, make-up and spandex. Snag day-of buttons at Jack Quinn's (21 S. Tejon St.), McCabe's (520 S. Tejon St.), Phantom Canyon (2 E. Pikes Peak Ave.) or Cottonwood Artists' School (25 Cimino Drive). Call 886-0088 for advance tickets or more information. MS
The Roots are kind of like the seasons they show up in Colorado about four times a year. Renowned for being one of the first hip-hop acts backed by a live band, the Illafifth boys from Philly sport smooth beats, thoughtful rhymes, an amazing human beatbox and best of all, drummer ?uestlove's grandiose Afro. Is it unusual to have a crush on someone's hairstyle? The Roots will play tonight at the Fox Theatre (1135 13th St., Boulder), with Bionik Brown and 1865. The show's at 9, tickets are $40, and as long as you're 21-plus, you can get'chers by visiting foxtheatre.com. KL
If you like death metal, you may not like Eagles of Death Metal. Despite the name, there's no growling or sludgy sound. Frontman Josh Homme, who you may know from Queens of the Stone Age, says the moniker comes from the band's desire to cross the Eagles (yes, as in "Hotel California") with death metal, but the result is guitar-rock boogie (yes, as in "woogie"). Even if you've never heard of them, there's a good chance you've heard their music on Comcast and Wendy's commercials. But tonight, when they follow The Giraffes to the Bluebird Theater (3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver) stage, perhaps the hidden death-metal influence will percolate to the top; it is 6/6/6. The show starts at 8, tickets are $16, and anyone 16-plus is welcome. Check nipp.com. JJ
George Washington, on trial for treason? Could've happened, had he been captured by the British at Yorktown. A group of local actors, including real trial lawyers and judges, take that "what if" scenario and run with it this week in The Tryal of George Washington. John Adams will defend the would-be father of our country, with Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin appearing as witnesses. You probably haven't seen this many wigs (note: not "Whigs") in one place since Elton John's "Behind the Music." Tonight's performance, like those on Monday and Tuesday, starts at 7 at the Pioneers Museum (215 S. Tejon St.). There's also a Thursday show at 1:30. Admission is $2-$4, and free for scouts in uniform or military personnel; for reservations, call 635-8750. KW
This week's 7 Days contributors: Friar Josh Johnson, Minister Kara Luger, Padre Matthew Schniper and Pulpiteer Kirk Woundy.