- Youll feel summertime upon you Saturday, when good ol Uncle Wilber starts the water flowing in Acacia Park.
Margaritaville: It's not just for loungers and losers. At least not tonight. Check out The Thirsty Parrot (32 S. Tejon St.), which is hosting a Team in Training triathletes fundraiser. Donate 10 bucks at the door and buy a drink or two to support these local men and women who are sweating buckets for themselves and for the coffers of the Rocky Mountain Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event, which will feature music from Hypnotic Pace, Love .45 and Ginger's Hotter, as well as giveaways and an auction, runs from 5 until late. Call 884-1094 for more. KW
Maybe it's sad, but one of the most distinct memories of my childhood was the 1990 WWF Survivor Series pay-per-view. That's when The Undertaker made his wrestling debut as the "mystery guest" on the four-man "Million Dollar Team" put together by Ted DiBiase, the "Million Dollar Man." I was in awe. So it's no wonder that I'm pretty stoked about the new start-up wrestling league in town, Asylum Championship Wrestling. Tonight's 6 o'clock show at Bigg City (5825 Mark Dabling Blvd.) promises an open challenge, a battle royale, a tag-team championship bout, a six-man elimination match, a ladder match and a lumberjack match, which is for the coveted Institutional Championship title. Tickets are available at ticketswest.com; for more info, call 310-8182. PF
Aside from his awesome uncle mustache, souped-up El Camino and creepy vernacular, your Uncle Ted is really not as cool as your Uncle Wilber. That's right: I'm talkin' about the fountain. He gets you wet when it's hot out, plays groovy music and attracts all kinds of fun around him. And his season-opening celebration is taking place today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Acacia Park (115 E. Platte Ave.). Josh & John's ice cream will be there, as well as Dreampower pet adoption, Razzamataz puppetry, the Giant Smokebrush Toaster and performers from the Colorado Springs Conservatory. More info on the event is at unclewilber.com. MS
- Watch big guys tussle on Friday at Bigg City.
If you missed last night's 8 o'clock performance by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, cheer up! Those good folks are taking another go at it at 2:30 p.m. today at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave.). By purchasing a ticket (ranging from $9 to $50, available at ticketswest.com or by calling 520-SHOW), you'll be treated to not one, but two classical works: Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" and Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 4, Italian." If that's not reason enough to take in this event, maybe this note will put you over the top: This is the final performance of the Philharmonic's Masterworks Season. PF
If you see Deepak Chopra tonight, please note that it's his 11th booksigning in 14 days; he's already made stops in Ontario, New York and California; and he spent last night at an event in Vegas. If he's still looking all peaceful and enlightened, you'll know he's doing something right. See if you can learn from the "pre-eminent voice of Eastern philosophy in the West" at the Historic LoDo Tattered Cover (1628 16th St., Denver). Free tickets for the signing of Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment will be handed out, first-come, first-served at 6:30; Chopra's presentation begins at 7:30. For more, visit tatteredcover.com. KW
If I learned anything in school, it was to never moon a werewolf. Seriously. If you care to brush up on other moon knowledge (also useful in werewolf-attack prevention), Jim Roucis (werewolf status unknown) of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society can help. His free presentation of "Understanding the Lunar Phases" happens from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the Renaissance Academy (2760 Fieldstone Road). Roucis will demonstrate the changes the moon undergoes each month as viewed from Earth. Weather permitting, you'll also be able to observe the night sky through a telescope. Call 475-2510 for more. AL
So, you're unattached and the bar scene isn't working. Neither did eHarmony.com, and you're tired of walking Marmaduke, your faithful golden retriever, around the 'hood without meeting anyone. Coming to your rescue is the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, with its first of five Bark in the Park promotions at today's 7:05 p.m. home game against Fresno at Security Service Field (4385 Tutt Blvd.). The doggie crowd will go to the left-field berm area, with plenty of seating on the grass. Well-behaved dogs get in free, and the Sky Sox will donate $1 per dog to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. One last suggestion, potentially helpful in finding that special someone: Bring your own poop baggies. For information, call 597-1449. RR
This week's 7 Days contributors: Pete Freedman, Amanda Lundgren, Ralph Routon, Matthew Schniper and Kirk Woundy.