On stage and on the streets: performance, protest and more events for the week

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18 Thursday

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Trump Lear
Last year, David Carl brought Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet to the Millibo Art Theatre, which turned out to be as ridiculous and hilarious as it sounds. In this show, Carl plays an actor (named Carl David) who creates a one-man version of Shakespeare’s King Lear in Donald Trump’s image. We expect Trump Lear to be knee-slapping funny with an interwoven
political message — a message conveyed somewhere underneath the wacky impressions and paper puppets, of course. Jan. 18-20, 7:30 p.m., and Jan. 20, 2 p.m., The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $25, themat.org.

20 Saturday

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Music of the Spheres: Handel, Vaughan Williams, Beethoven
Enjoy a performance in the Ent Center for the Arts, UCCS’ impressive new venue. Program includes Handel’s Dixit Dominus for Chorus & Orchestra, Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music and Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. This marks an exciting collaboration between local musical movers and shakers The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble and the Colorado Springs Chorale. Jan. 20, 7-9 p.m. and Jan. 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., $15-$35, chamberorchestraofthesprings.org.

20 Saturday

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African American Youth Leadership Conference “Dream Big” Gala
The African American Youth Leadership Conference has been going strong for 25 years, supporting more than 12,000 students and their parents, and providing about $115,000 in scholarships. Keynote speaker Dr. Regina Lewis is a communication professor at Pikes Peak Community College, as well as an accomplished public speaker and facilitator. In addition to her presentation, attendees can enjoy activities and entertainment such as music by Tony Exum Jr. and Dotsero jazz band, a silent auction, dinner and photo opportunities. Jan. 20, 6-11 p.m., The Antlers hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave., facebook.com/aaylccoorg93.


21 Sunday

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Me, Too: The Womxn’s March on Colorado Springs
We’ve all had a rough go of things since Donald Trump’s inauguration last year, but that’s no excuse to get tired now. It's time to build on the success of last year’s Women’s March — the largest march in Colorado Springs history — by showing up in solidarity once more. There will be speakers, opportunities to register to vote, and tons of local activist groups to connect with. Jan. 21, 2-3:30 p.m., Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., tinyurl.com/WomxnsMarch2018.

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