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10 Thursday

film

Imagine climbing Everest. Seven times. Now replace climbing with mountain biking, and that's how much vertical these determined (and crazy) racers do in the 2,700-mile Ride the Divide race from Banff, Canada, to the Mexican border. Check out the film of the same name at 7 tonight at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center (10 S. Parkside Drive, stargazerstheatre.com). Tickets are $15 at the door and benefit the Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates' "Missing Link Trail" project on the south side of Pikes Peak. Hopefully the project will be as successful as these hardcore athletes, who kept their thighs on the prize. — Claire Jencks

Editor's Note: For more on the "Missing Link Trail," read here.

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11 Friday

art

What do lions, heartbreak and the number seven have in common? It sounds like a hip-hop concept album but each subject is actually a theme in a series of art shows that open tonight. First, Modbo and S.P.Q.R. (17B&C E. Bijou St., themodbo.wordpress.com) will unveil The Lady and the Lion and Us. Expressions of Heartbreak Through Portraiture, respectively; a dual reception will be held starting at 5:30 with live music from Tom Skora of Broken Spoke at 9 p.m. In Pueblo, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center (210 N. Santa Fe Ave., sdc-arts.org) will host a free reception from 5-7 p.m. celebrating SevenXSeven, a collection of seven contemporary abstract solo shows, including state residents Johanna Goodman and Ed Sajbel. — Edie Adelstein

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12 Saturday

bier

The question is: beer, wine or both (plus a likely hangover)? Regardless, you'll be heading to the Ute Pass Cultural Center (210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, bierwerks.com) from 2 to 6 today. But when you arrive, you'll buy a $30 ticket ($25 in advance) for either the inaugural WinterBier Fest or the Winter Wine Tasting — both are fundraisers for the Woodland Park Arts Alliance. Or, you can buy both and bounce between, if you're ambitious and don't mind the mixing. Look for snacks, live music and an after party at BierWerks, the hosting brewery, down the street. — Matthew Schniper

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13 Sunday

stage

You don't need facial hair or even split ends to attend The Barber of Seville Sessions, just a good set of ears. Stars of Barber is No. 3 on the docket of preview shows leading up to Opera Theatre of the Rockies' Grand Opera Performance at the end of the month. At 2:30 at the Broadmoor Community Church (315 Lake Ave., operatheatreoftherockies.org), principal performers show off their "vocal wizardry" and astounding arias. Buy a ticket for $15 at the door, or reserve one at 570-1950. — Claire Jencks

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14 Monday

music

Here's just a taste of what fans treasure about Air Supply. "he says a lot in one line and its really nice," writes YouTuber kittymeow225 on the heart-rending "Making Love Out of Nothing at All." Gilino17 speaks for all of us (especially our managing editor) by writing, "I just love this song ........ grew up on it when my mom use to listen to it." Finally FatbackJenkins sums up the male duo perfectly: "that lead singer chick is hot!" So get yourself to the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., pikespeakcenter.com) at 7:30 on this Valentine's Day and make love out of $45 tickets. — Bryce Crawford

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15 Tuesday

music

Los Amigos Invisibles and Trombone Shorty may not be the most obvious pairing, but it's bound to be a great one. The former is a Venezuelan ensemble that's been making wildly eclectic, often eccentric dance music for nearly two decades. Their 2009 collection, Commercial, won the Latin Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album, and a follow-up, sardonically titled Not So Commercial, is due next month. Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, a current Grammy nominee, is the 25-year-old grandson of New Orleans legend Jessie Hill. He and his band Orleans Avenue specialize in the kind of tough, funk-fueled jazz that would make Miles Davis smile. Find them at 8 tonight at the Bluebird Theatre (3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, bluebirdtheater.net); 16-plus, $22.50/adv, $25/door. — Bill Forman

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16 Wednesday

stage

Well before George Washington Carver saved the South with his nuts, there was another heroic African-American contribution — only York's was involuntary and unrewarded. After Napoleon sold the Louisiana Territory to the U.S. for $15 million, Thomas Jefferson appropriated Lewis and Clark to explore it. Clark added York, the slave he'd owned since childhood, to the corps destined for this precarious expedition. Black History Live (coloradohumanities.org) will recount York's life through the performance of the scholar Hasan Davis at 5:30 tonight. An RSVP (e-mail info@cospdiversityforum.org) is required for this free event taking place at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center (10 S. Parkside Drive, stargazerstheatre.com) — Eric Calder

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