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Scott Jaime film, Running the Edge

9 Wednesday

film

In an interview with the Competitor website, Scott Jaime mentions that while running the Colorado Trail last year, he "ran into a couple of guys from Colorado Springs who were doing the entire trail over four summers." Which is pretty cool — and illustrative of how ridiculous it is that Jaime ran the entire 486-mile singletrack in eight days, seven hours, 40 minutes and 17 seconds. The Littleton resident's pursuit of the trail's "fastest known time" is the subject of Running the Edge, a documentary by fellow Coloradan Matt Trappe that the Incline Friends are bringing at 7 tonight to Stargazers Theatre (10 S. Parkside Drive, stargazerstheatre.com). Tickets are $12 at the door, and vendors, prizes, beer and more are promised. — Kirk Woundy

Cocoa Brown

10 Thursday

comedy

"A hair weave ain't nothing but an extension of who you are," says comedian Cocoa Brown, who in a certain show added, "Let it marinate, some of y'all slow," for those who didn't catch the pun. Brown covers the usual comedic territory, like sex and relationships (cable sports networks are your friend, ladies) and growing old (the sleep apnea machine makes her boyfriend sound like Biggie). Of course, the delivery is key, and to get all this in an actually funny way, catch Brown at 7:30 tonight at Stargazers Theatre (10 S. Parkside Drive, stargazerstheatre.com). Tickets start at $20. — Edie Adelstein

Manitou Springs Lantern Parade

11 Friday

kids and family

Take colored tissue paper, add flashlights, and you get a great excuse to play outside at night. Tonight in Manitou Springs, you can watch (or join) local students and community members as they march through town in the Sixth Annual Lantern Parade, which begins at 8 p.m. — parade participants should arrive half an hour in advance — at Soda Springs Park (1016 Manitou Ave.). After, there will be music from the Concrete Couch Jam Band until 9. For more information, contact becky@concretecouch.org. Let art light your way! — Griffin Swartzell

Big Cool Science Festival

12 Saturday

kids and family

In the immortal words of Sir Bill Nye of Science Guy, "Science Rules." Bring your kids to the all-free Big Cool Science Festival at CC's Barnes Science Center (1040 N. Nevada Ave., coolscience.org) and other spots on campus between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. today for a variety of hands-on activities, demonstrations, shows and tours all throughout the event. Bring along cardboard paper towel tubes, clean soda cans, and single-serve yogurt cups, if you can, for the hands-on stuff. Feel free to drop in; no registration is required. Go online for more info and a detailed schedule. — Griffin Swartzell

Six Women Playwriting Festival

13 Sunday

stage

Though I couldn't tell you why, A Faint Taste of Cat Food and Sour Milk is my favorite title from among the original works in this eighth annual Six Women Playwriting Festival. The winners in the international competition — whose theme was "Up, Down & Sideways" — hail from as far away as New Yawk to as close-in as, well, here. Each 10-minute world premiere will be staged at Millibo Art Theatre (1626 S. Tejon St., themat.org, sixwomenplayfestival.com) between April 10 and 27, with shows Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2. Tickets are $15 on Thursday, $20 all other days at brownpapertickets.com/event/464091. — Mary Jo Meade

Taylor 2

14 Monday

dance

Only a handful of choreographers have gone on to achieve widespread recognition beyond the insular world of modern dance. Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey and Merce Cunningham did it through sheer genius and determination. Isadora Duncan is better known for her bizarre death than her pioneering innovations. Bob Fosse courted Broadway, and Twyla Tharp collaborated with David Byrne. And then there's Paul Taylor, who's less recognized but no less revered. With minimalist flair, his various works have centered on dancers checking their watches, drawn upon the sounds of early New Orleans jazz, and tackled surprisingly controversial social issues. Taylor 2, his touring dance company, carries on the legacy tonight as part of the Center Stage series at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center (210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, sdc-arts.org). The curtain rises at 7:30, and tickets are $30 general admission, $27 for arts center members. — Bill Forman

Randi Zuckerberg

15 Tuesday

lecture

While her brother was busy picking up a tidy $3.3 billion from the stock options he owns in Facebook, Randi Zuckerberg, the former director of marketing development for the social-media giant, was producing media spots with her own company, singing on Broadway, and writing the book Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives, which comes complete with a blurb from Ashton Kutcher. (The book "offers insights to the way the world is changing.") Zuckerberg will bring all that to her talk at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Gallogly Events Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., uccs.edu, scucchia@uccs.edu) at 7 tonight. Tickets are $2 for students, and $5 for the general public. — Bryce Crawford

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