Body Art Competition
The human body can be its own canvas — enjoy these back pieces inspired by famous works of art. Winner receives the Body Art Gallery Award, which comes with a nice bit of cash. The Loft Creative Space is a new art class/workshop/event space in Old Colorado City, with plenty to check out while you’re there. 5-8 p.m., The Loft Creative Space, 2708B W. Colorado Ave., facebook.com/theLOFTcreativespace.
For six months, local artist Brett Andrus has been composing a body of new and exciting oil portraits. The series explores autobiography, dreamscape, archetypal figures and images, and magical realism. Together, the paintings tell a story, an honest look at Andrus’ past and present. 5-11 p.m., S.P.Q.R., 17B Bijou St., spqrartspace.com.
Brick + Mortar
This indie/electronic rock duo has been playing music together since middle school. Precious, right? If you’re into Sir Sly, Grizfolk or Bad Suns, you’ll have a blast at their live show tonight. The band is currently touring in promotion of their latest album, Dropped Again
(2017) — a remastered version of their 2015 album Dropped
. 7 p.m., Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $15-$18, blacksheeprocks.com.
Vino & Notes
You don’t need to travel the world to find good wine. More than 20 Colorado wineries and vineyards will share their wares tonight. Plus, jazz music will be performed live by Max Wagner and Tony Exum Jr. The tastes don’t end with the tannins — enjoy food by vendors such as the Historic Ute Inn, Serrano’s and more. Noon to 6 p.m., Woodland Station, 133-157 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, $35, vinoandnotes.com.
Springs Beer Fest
Say "unlimited beer samples" in front of a group of Coloradans and watch them stampede — in this case to America the Beautiful Park. Attendees can enjoy samples from 55 craft breweries, while partaking in food and live music. Vendors will also be on-hand so you can shop while you sip. Noon to 4 p.m., America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, $25-$50, springsbeerfest.com.
Curiosity's 5th Birthday on Mars
The 5-year-old Mars rover, Curiosity, has made incredible discoveries on the surface of our planetary neighbor. This is a great way to celebrate. Kids and families can take part in interactive activities such as making edible rovers, racing rovers and more. Don't forget to sign the giant birthday card! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Space Foundation, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, $5-$10. discoverspace.org.
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