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4 Thursday


High school blows, as a general rule, and teenagers rarely require any additional pressures to exit with extensive psychological scarring. So The Eyes of Me — a year in the life of four high school students attending the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired — should probably be mandatory viewing for those who should be reminded that for most of us, it could always be harder. Catch this free screening at 6 tonight at the Cornerstone Screening Room (825 N. Cascade Ave., 502-7057), or wait until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, and see it at the Hasan School of Business Auditorium (2200 Bonforte Blvd., 719/549-2586) on the CSU-Pueblo campus, also for free. — Bryce Crawford

5 Friday



Most locals seem to wish we had a better arts and music scene, more parks, and a greater interest in nature and community. At least that's according to all the postcards taken in since last June by i colorado springs, an artistic campaign to designed to give people a voice in the future of their own city. See more than 200 submissions at the i colorado springs Postcard Exhibit from 6 to 9 tonight at COPPeR (121 S. Tejon St. #111, And keep in mind that you can make your own postcard at the free event. — Lora Elliott

6 Saturday


Art doesn't get any more interactive than this. For the culturally brave among us, check out the opening reception of the Rotozaza: Autoteatro Series tonight at Shuga's (702 S. Cascade Ave., From 4 to 7, audience members become actors in three performance pieces created by the U.K. art performance group Rotozaza. In "Etiquette," "Guruguru" and "Wondermart," participants will take instruction through headphones and contribute to a subtly building commentary on society. It's all part of the UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art's cutting-edge AWOL: Art Without Limits gallery schedule. Don't be late; two of the performances will take place off-site. Admission is free, and first come, first served. Visit the Web site for details. — Edie Adelstein

7 Sunday


There might be good crowds at the Pikes Peak Center for today's 12:30 p.m. performance of the Disney Live! Rockin' Road Show ($17-$50, But the 3:30 performance is sure to overlap with Super Bowl XLIV, so if you're not football-minded, you may find better seats (and more room) at that time. As for the Super Bowl itself: No matter what they say on CBS about when the coverage starts, the actual kickoff is scheduled for 4:28 Mountain time, which could mean a little later but certainly not earlier. Don't count on it ending before 8. Oh, and don't forget the halftime show, which will be The Who performing live, or the commercials. — Ralph Routon

8 Monday



So how do you pronounce the word "Celtic," anyway? Former Dropkick Murphys singer Mike McColgan, who currently fronts Street Dogs, pronounces it "Seltic," which is pretty much what you'd expect from a Boston native. However, I have it on good authority that the Norse god Thor very much preferred the "Keltic" pronunciation and would routinely employ his uru hammer to smite anyone who disagreed. In any case, McColgan (pronounced McSolgan) and his crew specialize in Celtic punk that's more slam-dancing than river-dancing, which is as it should be. They're with Reno Divorce and the mighty Nicotine Fits at the Black Sheep (2106 E. Platte Ave., at 7:30 tonight; tickets are $12 ($14/door). Though all ages are allowed, bringing newborns is not advisable. — Bill Forman

9 Tuesday


Despite being titled The Women, highly regarded author T.C. Boyle's latest work of fiction actually centers around internationally acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. (OK, and four women.) Since its release last February, the book's earned wide acclaim for Boyle, whose short stories have appeared in just about every major magazine. The moonlighting University of Southern California English professor will be at the Boulder Book Store (1107 Pearl St., Boulder, at 7:30 tonight to read from and discuss, as well as sign, his work. Tickets are $5, or free with a purchase of Wild Child or The Women. — Matthew Schniper

10 Wednesday

celebrity lecture


If you're like me, then February usually arrives with inexplicable nostalgia for Mel Gibson's Lethal Weapon mullet. You could respond by watching all four Lethal Weapon flicks, but you'll get more out of an evening with Danny Glover. Sans his beautifully blow-dried sidekick, Glover will be performing An Evening with Martin and Langston, an homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Langston Hughes, for free at 7 tonight in CSU-Pueblo's Hoag Recital Hall (2200 Bonforte Blvd., 719/549-2586). It turns out that off screen, Glover is quite a community activist and philanthropist, with a special passion for economic justice advocacy. — Nick Chambers

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