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Wednesday 16


I gotta say, it would never occur to me to display old typewriters in illuminated swimming pools, but that's why Pueblo's Steelworks Museum is in the exhibit business and I'm not. Typing Pool: Diving Into Summer honors "the industrial magic and creative genius that fueled the development of Colorado and the West," while also shining light on the Steelworks YMCA, whose pool once contributed to the aquatic moxie of champion steelworker swimmers. Blow up your water wings and head to the show Mondays through Saturdays, 10 to 4, through Sept. 20 at 215 Canal St. (719/564-9086 ext. 104). Admission is $3 for kids 4 to 12, $5 for adults. — Mary Jo Meade


Thursday 17


You've heard of tap takeovers, but this is more of a park takeover: New Belgium Brewing's Clips Beer & Film Tour from 7:30 to 10:30 tonight at America the Beautiful Park (126 Cimino Drive, The world-beating outfit's lugging nearly 20 of its brews to sell (in 3-ounce samples or 12-ounce cups), including rare specialties, to be paired with "inspiring short films" at dark. McCabe's, Front Range Barbeque and Bite Me Sausage will answer for eats, and all event proceeds will benefit Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates and UpaDowna. That's like, win-win-win-win-win, if I have my count correct. — Matthew Schniper


Friday 18


Appearing on Jerry Seinfeld's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Brian Regan pretty succinctly summed up why he became a comedian. It started with the impossible fact that he was supposed to wake up and go to class in the morning. "And then a comedian performed at our college and his show started at 8 p.m.," he says while riding in Seinfeld's 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A. "And I remember sitting in the audience, going, 'If I just have to get up before 8 p.m., I think I can do that.'" He'll continue doing it tonight at 8 at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., Tickets start at $39.75. — Bryce Crawford


Saturday 19


This year marks the Indy's 21st birthday, but we're not the only organization that's now of legal age. Serenity Springs Wildlife Center (24615 Scott Road, Calhan, also took off in 1993, and is celebrating its anniversary today with a rain-or-shine party from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aside from a chance to see part of the rescue (which includes over 120 residents, including some lemurs that just arrived this summer), there will be live music, a bounce house, waterslide, special guests from the Colorado Gator Farm and much more. Tickets are $10, half off with military ID. — Edie Adelstein


Sunday 20


Leaving the financial machinations of PrideFest to the News section (see here), let's talk about the actual attractions of the 24th annual festival, which enters its second and final day at America the Beautiful Park (126 Cimino Drive, The Big Gay 5K leads off at 10 this morning, with the annual parade snaking into the park (having started from Cimarron and South Tejon at 11) later on. Food vendors, a beer garden and entertainment, including a Peaks & Pasties show, will be on offer from 10 to 6. Find more details on both days in the back of the Inclusion Awards booklet inserted into this week's paper. — Kirk Woundy


Monday 21


With their timeless mix of Sugarhill Gang camaraderie and De La Soul sophistication, Jurassic 5 have managed to beat some formidable odds. Like Oakland's Hieroglyphics, the L.A. crew dates back to the early '90s, a time when underground hip-hop was facing an industry onslaught of yacht-hop and gangsta-rap. And while J5 members like Cut Chemist and Chali 2na may not have the name recognition of Hiero's Del the Funkee Homosapien and Casual, their collective talents are undeniable as ever. Catch them tonight and tomorrow at the Ogden Theatre (935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver; 16-plus; for $40/adv., $45/door. Doors open at 7, with Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies and MC Supernatural supporting. — Bill Forman


Tuesday 22


Five years ago, Commonwheel Artists Co-op (102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, hosted Under Pressure, a printmaker invitational exhibit featuring works from artists both local and regional. Friday, Commonwheel unveiled part two, an expansive display of the versatility of printmaking with contributors like Erin Jones, Melanie Yazzie, Ramona Lapsley and Sam Cikauskas. Some works are splashy, colorful affairs, while others are simpler, black-and-white meditations. Altogether, it's an amazing array. Through Aug. 11. — Edie Adelstein

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