Classical music, cool science, an absurdist circus and more make up this week's recommended events

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Circus Beckett
Classic plays by playwright Samuel Beckett (responsible for Waiting for Godot, Endgame, Happy Days and more) — but set in a circus ring. Cast includes 15 Colorado College students, presenting a creative take on some of Beckett’s most interesting and/or absurd work. Director, associate professor Andrew Manley, was trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama in London, and has an impressive theatrical pedigree. Oct. 12-14, 7:30 p.m., extra showing: Oct. 13, 9:30 p.m., CC’s Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., $5, coloradocollege.edu.


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Three Nights of Horror Film and Beer Festival
Hosted annually by the Independent Film Society of Colorado, which provides the region with year-round film screenings and special events. Includes: horror film screenings, local beer and spirits, costume contests, indie short films and more. Zombie crawl drags itself downtown on the 13th, courtesy of IFSOC, Blissfest333 and Colorado Springs S.T.A.R.S — yeah, those badass Resident Evil cosplayers. Remember to dress up! Oct. 12, 6-11:45 p.m., Oct. 13-14, 4-11:45 p.m., Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., free to attend, facebook.com/IFSOC.

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Reformers & Rebels
This concert celebrates “revolutions, large and small” from the Lutheran Reformation to the Underground Railroad. The Colorado Springs Chorale will be joined by the Chamber Singers and an orchestral ensemble to perform music by Bach and Whitacre, among others. Presented in memory of Sylvia Hutson, the chorale’s general manager, who passed away this summer. Her birthday is Oct. 17. Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., $5-$15, cschorale.org.

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Cool Science Carnival
This educational and exciting event kicks off eight days of science-related celebration in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. Curious folks of all ages can enjoy science shows, hands-on activities, exhibits, open labs and demonstrations. The carnival is just step one: Check the Cool Science calendar online for a list of more than 50 events happening this week. Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., UCCS University Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., free, coolscience.org.

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ArtPOP 2017: Facelessness
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 46 percent of homeless adults live with severe mental illness. To draw attention to the correlation, local artist Cole Bennett has created a sound- and movement-based sculpture. Presented in conjunction with Arts Month and ArtPOP, a series of pop-up art events in the Pikes Peak region throughout the month of October. Oct. 14, noon to 1 p.m., Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., facebook.com/pikespeakartscouncil.

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