First Friday, film, funny folks and more featured events this week

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1 Thursday

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Dolores
A fitting film to kick off Women’s History Month, Dolores captures the work and private life of activist Dolores Huerta, who founded the first farm worker’s union with Cesar Chavez in the 1950s and worked to further women’s rights and combat racism her entire life. The documentary, presented by the Independent Film Society of Southern Colorado, has received multiple awards and nominations, including a Critics’ Choice award for Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary in 2017. Huerta, 87, continues to champion women’s rights, walking in the 2017 Women’s March at the Sundance Film Festival and participating as a speaker. March 1, 7-9 p.m., Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., donations accepted, facebook.com/IFSOC.

2 Friday

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Stick Horses in Pants Improv Comedy
Stick Horses in Pants brings short-form improv to audiences who like their comedy off-the-cuff and unexpected. The twice-monthly performances rely on audience suggestions, ensuring the content is always unique. Billed as an all-ages experience, Stick Horses in Pants keeps its hilarity clean and friendly without sacrificing comedic integrity. That means it’s safe for both precocious teens and conservative grandmas, but not at all boring for those who fall in between. The troupe’s current home at Lon Chaney Theatre creates an atmosphere of cozy intimacy that’s perfect for a performance that relies heavily on audience buy-in. First Friday of every month, 8 p.m. and third Friday of every month, 8 p.m.; through April 20, Lon Chaney Theatre, 221 E. Kiowa St., $7-$10, thestickhorses.com.

2 Friday

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West Side Story
The Colorado Springs Philharmonic continues its salute to Leonard Bernstein with a full screening of West Side Story accompanied by a live performance of the full musical score, conducted both evenings by Philharmonic music director Josep Caballé-Domenech. The film is a modern interpretation of William Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo and Juliet. It won 10 Academy Awards in 1961, securing its position as the most highly awarded musical film in history and one of only 10 musicals to ever win in the Best Picture category. March 2-3, 7:30-10:15 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $24-$78, csphilharmonic.org.


2 Friday

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Rule Number 1
Featuring the works of local artists Christine Flores and Riley Bratzler (Indy publisher’s assistant), including drawings and mixed-media pieces that explore the theme of femininity. Flores leverages dry media and paper to explore people, objects and experiences that impact her story of femininity and womanhood. Bratzler’s work comprises mixed media portraiture and print that explores the difficulties of her experiences as an image moderator for a tech company, reviewing and deleting thousands of photos with highly sexual imagery. Opening reception, March 2, 5 p.m. to midnight., on display through March 30, 17C E. Bijou St., themodbo.com.

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

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