by Alissa Smith
Misfit fans get a post-Misfits treat in Doyle, an outfit put together by the band's former guitarist, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, combining elements of classic and doom metal. Band members include such rock/metal stars as Alex Story from Cancerslug, Graham of Let It Burn and Graves, and Brandon Pertzborn of Black Flag. Davey Suicide, He Kill 3, Cryptic Writings and VaTic will be joining this hard-hitting horror quartet tonight at Sunshine Studios, so be prepared for some mosh-induced bruising. 7 p.m., Sunshine Studios, 3970 Clearview Frontage Road, tickets start at $15, sunshinestudioslive.com.
This original musical, written by Conservatory CEO Linda Weise, combines famous Jacks from all your favorite fairy tales in a unique, dreamlike production. Featured Jacks include: Jack Be Nimble, Jack Horner, Jack and the Beanstalk, Stingy Jack, Jack O'Lantern, Jack and Jill and Jack Sprat. Jacks not appearing: Nicholson, Black, Johnson or Kerouac. The story presents an anti-bullying moral, so it's a good lesson to teach, too. June 22-24, 7-9 p.m., Colorado Springs Conservatory, 415 Sahwatch St., $10-$20, csconservatory.org.
Annual Giant Book Sale
With summer reading programs and initiatives starting in library and school districts across the region, now's a good time to stock up. This weekend, you can get books for cheap, plus DVDs and CDs — both audiobooks and music. While you're there, check out all the cool happenings in the Rampart Library District, including programs for kids and teens, movie screenings, and plenty else to fill those long summer days. June 23, noon to 4 p.m., June 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Woodland Park Public Library, 218 E. Midland Ave., rampartlibrarydistrict.org.
This aptly named art event is an annual highlight, GOCA's celebration of technology, art, fashion, food and community. With the full experience (well worth the price), get a five-course meal with cocktail pairings from Blue Star, then party with interactive exhibits, live performances and music, plus tastings from tons of local vendors. If you skip the meal, the party itself is still one heck of a time, with plenty of surprises in store. 6 p.m. to midnight, GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon St., #100, $30-$125, brilliantGOCA.com.