Enjoy music, art, literature and the great outdoors with events this week

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22 Wednesday

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Hungry Farmer Bands’ Annual Thanksgiving Reunion
The Hungry Farmer was a popular restaurant on Garden of the Gods Road in the ‘70s and ‘80s, known for live country music and hearty food. Keeping up the tradition of the owner’s Thanksgiving Eve meal, which gave musicians a place to go for the holiday, Hungry-Farmer regulars present a special concert annually. Tonight's bands include Fall River Road, Buffalo Dreams, Radford Lewis Band, Range Rockets and Phantom Hooters. Nov. 22, 7 p.m., Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive, admission: two non-perishable food items or small cash donation for Care & Share, stargazerstheatre.com.

24 Friday

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Own Your Own Art Show & Sale
This annual exhibition offers the work of more than 60 artists, including big regional names like Doug Candelaria and Sharon Orman. With competitive prices, find holiday gifts in the form of paintings, jewelry, wood sculptures, photography and any other medium you can imagine. A Black Friday weekend sale (with deep discounts) will christen the opening; this is the weekend to attend. Sales will be Nov. 24-25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; on display until Dec. 31, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, sdc-arts.org.

24 Friday

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Fresh Air Friday
Cheyenne Mountain State Park, a local favorite recreation spot, boasts 2,701 acres and 21 miles of trails, among other amenities. Friday, enter the park for free and take advantage of events to help you “get to know your park,” including archery and family-focused activities. Another option: Strike out on your own to hike, bike, ride horses or take
advantage of the great outdoors. It’s Colorado, so don’t be afraid of a little cold. Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/cheyennemountain.

25 Saturday

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Small Business Saturday Book Signing Event
Held in honor of Small Business Saturday and Indies First Day, which celebrates independent publications.
Includes a signing by Colorado author Diane Sawatzki (Once Upon Another Time and Manyhorses Traveling) and Dave Philipps (Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang). Philipps won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism while working for the local Gazette, and is now a national correspondent with The New York Times. Nov. 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Covered Treasures, 105 Second St., Monument, coveredtreasures.com.

Find even more weekly listings in each Wednesday issue of the Indy, and submit your own events here.

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